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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 8 50
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +42
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 54 93 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 9.38% 17.65% 3.59%
As % of the Applications category 42.19% 53.45% 21.31%
Number of salaries quoted 30 54 8
Average salary £34,000 £39,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.37% +42.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,450 £24,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £45,000 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £29,265 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+2.51% -2.45%
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
128 174 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 22.22% 33.02% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 92 116 37
Average salary £45,000 £40,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,450 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £34,508 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.40%

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 28 August 2015.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Watford

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 77 (81.91%) Microsoft
2 60 (63.83%) Windows
3 55 (58.51%) MS Excel
4 47 (50.00%) ITIL
5 44 (46.81%) Linux
6 37 (39.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (38.30%) Active Directory
8 35 (37.23%) MS Exchange
9 33 (35.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (28.72%) Office 365
10 27 (28.72%) SQL
10 27 (28.72%) VMware
11 26 (27.66%) Information Security
11 26 (27.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (26.60%) UNIX
13 22 (23.40%) TCP/IP
13 22 (23.40%) Java
13 22 (23.40%) Problem Management
14 20 (21.28%) DNS
15 19 (20.21%) VPN
15 19 (20.21%) DHCP
15 19 (20.21%) Terminal Services
15 19 (20.21%) DB2
15 19 (20.21%) AIX
16 18 (19.15%) Solaris
16 18 (19.15%) Apache
16 18 (19.15%) Tomcat
16 18 (19.15%) WebSphere Application Server
16 18 (19.15%) MySQL

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (37.23%) MS Exchange
2 18 (19.15%) WebSphere
2 18 (19.15%) WebSphere Application Server
2 18 (19.15%) Apache
2 18 (19.15%) Tomcat
2 18 (19.15%) Apache ServiceMix
3 11 (11.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (5.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 55 (58.51%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.06%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (1.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Primavera
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.06%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 27 (28.72%) Office 365
2 17 (18.09%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (18.09%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (8.51%) PaaS
4 5 (5.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (23.40%) TCP/IP
2 20 (21.28%) DNS
3 19 (20.21%) DHCP
3 19 (20.21%) VPN
4 18 (19.15%) FTP
5 17 (18.09%) LAN
5 17 (18.09%) WAN
6 9 (9.57%) Firewall
7 5 (5.32%) MPLS
7 5 (5.32%) DSL
8 4 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (4.26%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (1.06%) PuTTY
9 1 (1.06%) SSH
9 1 (1.06%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.21%) DB2
2 18 (19.15%) MySQL
3 4 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (7.45%) HP UFT
1 7 (7.45%) Cucumber
2 4 (4.26%) JIRA
3 3 (3.19%) Selenium
4 2 (2.13%) Toad
5 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (15.96%) Finance
2 7 (7.45%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.38%) Publishing
4 4 (4.26%) Games
5 3 (3.19%) Legal
6 2 (2.13%) Marketing
7 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (50.00%) Analyst
2 39 (41.49%) Support Analyst
3 22 (23.40%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (19.15%) Operations Analyst
4 18 (19.15%) Operations Support Analyst
5 16 (17.02%) Support Engineer
6 11 (11.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 9 (9.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (9.57%) Server Support
8 7 (7.45%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (6.38%) Test Analyst
9 6 (6.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 5 (5.32%) Technical Architect
10 5 (5.32%) Architect
10 5 (5.32%) Team Leader
11 4 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (4.26%) Citrix Support
11 4 (4.26%) RAN Engineer
11 4 (4.26%) IT Support
12 3 (3.19%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.15%) JDBC
1 18 (19.15%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.06%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.06%) XML
2 1 (1.06%) HTML
2 1 (1.06%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.15%) Handset
1 18 (19.15%) Data Centre
2 14 (14.89%) Mathematics
3 9 (9.57%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.32%) Visualisation
5 5 (5.32%) Blackberry
6 4 (4.26%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.13%) Blog
7 2 (2.13%) Podcast
7 2 (2.13%) Social Media
8 1 (1.06%) iPad
8 1 (1.06%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 60 (63.83%) Windows
2 44 (46.81%) Linux
3 37 (39.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (35.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (27.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (26.60%) UNIX
7 19 (20.21%) AIX
8 18 (19.15%) Solaris
8 18 (19.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (9.57%) Windows 7
10 4 (4.26%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.19%) Windows 8
12 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (50.00%) ITIL
2 26 (27.66%) Information Security
3 22 (23.40%) Problem Management
4 18 (19.15%) Mentoring
5 9 (9.57%) Time Management
5 9 (9.57%) Change Management
6 8 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.51%) Coaching
7 5 (5.32%) Scrum
8 4 (4.26%) Regression Testing
8 4 (4.26%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.26%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.26%) ETL
8 4 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.26%) V-Model
8 4 (4.26%) Waterfall
9 3 (3.19%) Test Automation
9 3 (3.19%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.19%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.19%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.72%) SQL
2 22 (23.40%) Java
3 18 (19.15%) Perl
3 18 (19.15%) Bash Shell
4 14 (14.89%) C
5 4 (4.26%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.06%) C#
6 1 (1.06%) C++
6 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (8.51%) CCNA
2 5 (5.32%) Degree
3 3 (3.19%) CISA
3 3 (3.19%) CISM
3 3 (3.19%) CCNP
4 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.06%) APMP
4 1 (1.06%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) QA
System Software
1 36 (38.30%) Active Directory
2 26 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (20.21%) Terminal Services
4 18 (19.15%) VMware Workstation
4 18 (19.15%) vSphere
4 18 (19.15%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.19%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) WSUS
1 5 (5.32%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.26%) SCCM
3 1 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 77 (81.91%) Microsoft
2 27 (28.72%) VMware
3 18 (19.15%) Oracle
3 18 (19.15%) IBM
4 14 (14.89%) Cisco
4 14 (14.89%) HP
5 13 (13.83%) Citrix
6 8 (8.51%) Red Hat
6 8 (8.51%) CheckPoint
6 8 (8.51%) ProCurve
7 4 (4.26%) Symantec
8 2 (2.13%) Eloqua
8 2 (2.13%) Sage
9 1 (1.06%) Remedy
9 1 (1.06%) Apple
9 1 (1.06%) Planview
9 1 (1.06%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.06%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.06%) Avaya
9 1 (1.06%) Dell
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