The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 7 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 3.98% 4.67% -
As % of the Applications category 30.43% 29.41% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 0
Average salary £22,750 £36,041 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.87% -
UK excluding London average salary £28,863 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.79% -
MS Office
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Preston region.

Applications Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
23 17 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 13.07% 15.89% 13.64%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 10
Average salary £32,000 £36,041 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.21% +33.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £31,800 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £37,700 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +2.94%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

MS Office
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the Preston region.

MS Office Salary Trend in Preston

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Preston region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows XP
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Avaya
4 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (30.00%) vSphere
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Vista
5 3 (30.00%) XenApp
5 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) PBX
5 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 3 (30.00%) Nortel
5 3 (30.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) Internet
6 2 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) SLA
6 2 (20.00%) MS Access
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) MySQL
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Preston region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) PBX
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) MS Access
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Support Technician
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) EPoS
2 1 (10.00%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
2 3 (30.00%) vSphere
3 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Avaya
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Nortel
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Draytek