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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 16 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 7 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 9.59% 1.69% 2.34%
As % of the Applications category 58.33% 25.00% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 3
Average salary £22,500 £18,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.28% -43.84%
UK excluding London average salary £31,450 £29,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+8.44% +1.75%
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
12 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 16.44% 6.78% 14.84%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 19
Average salary £22,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.71% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £55,000 £37,500
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
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the Preston region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Preston

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) Finance
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (41.67%) Cisco
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (33.33%) Change Management
6 4 (33.33%) Firewall
6 4 (33.33%) Internet
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 3 (25.00%) C#
7 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (25.00%) PBX
7 3 (25.00%) WAN
7 3 (25.00%) DHCP
7 3 (25.00%) VPN
7 3 (25.00%) DNS
7 3 (25.00%) SAN
7 3 (25.00%) Lotus
7 3 (25.00%) Sage
7 3 (25.00%) ERP
7 3 (25.00%) Broadband
7 3 (25.00%) Dell
7 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
7 3 (25.00%) Legal
7 3 (25.00%) Information Security

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Project
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (25.00%) Broadband
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) PBX
2 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 3 (25.00%) IT Support
2 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Forecast Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Insight Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Assistant
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Assistant
4 1 (8.33%) IT Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Support Assistant
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) EqualLogic
2 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (25.00%) Document Management
3 3 (25.00%) ERP
3 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (25.00%) Information Security
3 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
3 3 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (25.00%) Security Management
3 3 (25.00%) Service Continuity Management
3 3 (25.00%) Software Licensing
3 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (16.67%) Change Control
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 2 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (16.67%) MCP
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (16.67%) XenApp
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) BT
3 3 (25.00%) Dell
3 3 (25.00%) Lotus
3 3 (25.00%) Sage
3 3 (25.00%) SonicWALL
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix