The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 25 9 44
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +35
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 60 97 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 10.83% 16.55% 3.75%
As % of the Applications category 46.88% 51.60% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 30 59 10
Average salary £33,750 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% -23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
MS Office
Hertfordshire

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

Applications Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
128 188 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 23.10% 32.08% 21.88%
Number of salaries quoted 86 130 51
Average salary £45,000 £34,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -21.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £18,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

MS Office
Salary Trend in Watford

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

MS Office Salary Trend in Watford

MS Office
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the Watford region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Watford

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 80 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 69 (69.00%) Windows
3 61 (61.00%) MS Excel
4 50 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 49 (49.00%) Active Directory
5 49 (49.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (46.00%) ITIL
7 41 (41.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (38.00%) Linux
9 31 (31.00%) VMware
10 30 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (28.00%) Citrix
11 28 (28.00%) TCP/IP
12 27 (27.00%) LAN
12 27 (27.00%) WAN
12 27 (27.00%) Office 365
13 26 (26.00%) Information Security
14 22 (22.00%) Exchange Server 2010
15 21 (21.00%) Exchange Server 2003
15 21 (21.00%) Problem Management
16 19 (19.00%) SQL
16 19 (19.00%) VPN
16 19 (19.00%) DNS
16 19 (19.00%) Terminal Services
17 18 (18.00%) Cisco
17 18 (18.00%) DHCP
17 18 (18.00%) Handset
17 18 (18.00%) VMware Workstation
17 18 (18.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 50 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 22 (22.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (21.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (13.00%) WebSphere
4 13 (13.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (13.00%) Apache
4 13 (13.00%) Tomcat
4 13 (13.00%) Apache ServiceMix
5 9 (9.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.00%) IIS
6 1 (1.00%) SAS
Applications
1 61 (61.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.00%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 27 (27.00%) Office 365
2 17 (17.00%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (17.00%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (8.00%) PaaS
4 5 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (28.00%) TCP/IP
2 27 (27.00%) LAN
2 27 (27.00%) WAN
3 19 (19.00%) VPN
3 19 (19.00%) DNS
4 18 (18.00%) DHCP
5 13 (13.00%) FTP
5 13 (13.00%) Firewall
6 9 (9.00%) MPLS
6 9 (9.00%) DSL
7 4 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (4.00%) BIG-IP
7 4 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.00%) DB2
2 13 (13.00%) MySQL
3 3 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (6.00%) HP UFT
1 6 (6.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.00%) JIRA
2 3 (3.00%) Selenium
General
1 15 (15.00%) Publishing
2 14 (14.00%) Finance
3 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.00%) Games
5 3 (3.00%) Legal
6 2 (2.00%) Marketing
7 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (44.00%) Analyst
2 34 (34.00%) Support Analyst
3 27 (27.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 19 (19.00%) Support Engineer
5 13 (13.00%) Server Support
5 13 (13.00%) Operations Analyst
5 13 (13.00%) Operations Support Analyst
6 11 (11.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 10 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (6.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 6 (6.00%) Citrix Support
10 5 (5.00%) Architect
10 5 (5.00%) Technical Architect
10 5 (5.00%) Team Leader
11 4 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
11 4 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (4.00%) Technical Support Engineer
11 4 (4.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.00%) JDBC
1 13 (13.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.00%) Handset
1 18 (18.00%) Data Centre
2 15 (15.00%) Mathematics
3 9 (9.00%) Blackberry
3 9 (9.00%) Management Information System
3 9 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.00%) Visualisation
5 4 (4.00%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.00%) Data Integration
5 4 (4.00%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.00%) Blog
6 2 (2.00%) Podcast
6 2 (2.00%) Social Media
7 1 (1.00%) iPad
7 1 (1.00%) iPhone
7 1 (1.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 69 (69.00%) Windows
2 49 (49.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (41.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (38.00%) Linux
5 30 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (18.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (17.00%) UNIX
8 15 (15.00%) Windows 7
9 14 (14.00%) AIX
10 13 (13.00%) Solaris
11 6 (6.00%) Windows XP
12 5 (5.00%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.00%) Android
13 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (46.00%) ITIL
2 26 (26.00%) Information Security
3 21 (21.00%) Problem Management
4 18 (18.00%) Mentoring
5 9 (9.00%) Time Management
5 9 (9.00%) Change Management
6 8 (8.00%) Coaching
7 7 (7.00%) Business Continuity
8 6 (6.00%) ITSM
8 6 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.00%) Service Management
9 5 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (4.00%) BCP
10 4 (4.00%) Risk Management
10 4 (4.00%) Performance Management
10 4 (4.00%) Business Continuity Planning
11 3 (3.00%) Test Scripting
11 3 (3.00%) Waterfall
11 3 (3.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (3.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.00%) SQL
2 16 (16.00%) Java
3 15 (15.00%) C
4 13 (13.00%) Perl
4 13 (13.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.00%) C#
6 1 (1.00%) C++
6 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (8.00%) CCNA
1 8 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (7.00%) Degree
3 3 (3.00%) CCNP
3 3 (3.00%) CISA
3 3 (3.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) QA
System Software
1 49 (49.00%) Active Directory
2 30 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (19.00%) Terminal Services
4 18 (18.00%) VMware Workstation
4 18 (18.00%) vSphere
4 18 (18.00%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.00%) Xen
6 4 (4.00%) NLBS
7 3 (3.00%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (9.00%) WSUS
2 4 (4.00%) SCCM
3 3 (3.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 80 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (31.00%) VMware
3 28 (28.00%) Citrix
4 18 (18.00%) Cisco
5 13 (13.00%) IBM
5 13 (13.00%) Oracle
6 12 (12.00%) CheckPoint
7 11 (11.00%) HP
8 8 (8.00%) Red Hat
8 8 (8.00%) ProCurve
9 4 (4.00%) Symantec
10 2 (2.00%) Eloqua
10 2 (2.00%) Sage
11 1 (1.00%) Avaya
11 1 (1.00%) Dell
11 1 (1.00%) Remedy
11 1 (1.00%) LANDesk
11 1 (1.00%) SonicWALL
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