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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 34 18
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 1 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 1.16% 2.03% 7.41%
As % of the Applications category 11.11% 13.04% 31.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 6
Average salary £13,500 £31,250 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-56.80% +45.34%
UK excluding London average salary £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
9 23 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 10.47% 15.54% 23.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9 22 18
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,250 £20,150
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 4 March 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Avaya
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) vSphere
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) XenApp
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) Nortel
5 3 (37.50%) PBX
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) Internet
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
6 2 (25.00%) MS Access
6 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) MySQL
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) PBX
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
1 3 (37.50%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MS Access
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Support Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Junior IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) EPoS
2 1 (12.50%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Avaya
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Nortel
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Draytek
5 1 (12.50%) HP