The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 59 37 84
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +47
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 238 281 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.22% 5.21% 3.02%
As % of the Applications category 27.32% 30.02% 19.65%
Number of salaries quoted 207 252 118
Average salary £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,750 £20,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,383 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-2.05% -
MS Office
England

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

Applications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
871 936 753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.43% 17.34% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 712 808 644
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MS Office
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

MS Office Salary Trend in the West Midlands

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

MS Office
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -3 112 £37,000 -7.50% 7
Staffordshire -20 38 £35,750 +43.00% 8
Solihull +11 21 £29,265 +54.02% 2
Coventry -19 20 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Worcestershire +7 15 £18,500 -20.43%
Warwickshire -25 15 £31,750 -25.29% 4
Shropshire +3 9 £26,500 +23.25% 4
Herefordshire -5 3 £30,000 +93.54%
West Bromwich - 3 £23,625 - 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £27,000 - 1
Halesowen +2 1 £21,000 -16.00%
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 319 (64.84%) Microsoft
2 222 (45.12%) Windows
3 203 (41.26%) MS Excel
4 138 (28.05%) Active Directory
5 125 (25.41%) SQL
6 124 (25.20%) Finance
7 122 (24.80%) SQL Server
8 97 (19.72%) SharePoint
9 91 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
10 77 (15.65%) Degree
11 75 (15.24%) ITIL
11 75 (15.24%) MS Exchange
12 65 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 65 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 64 (13.01%) MS Project
14 63 (12.80%) .NET
15 57 (11.59%) Windows 7
16 56 (11.38%) TCP/IP
17 50 (10.16%) Business Intelligence
17 50 (10.16%) Windows Server 2003
18 48 (9.76%) Project Management
18 48 (9.76%) Citrix
19 47 (9.55%) Windows XP
20 46 (9.35%) VMware
21 45 (9.15%) Office 365
22 39 (7.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 38 (7.72%) Business Analysis
23 38 (7.72%) PRINCE2
23 38 (7.72%) Visual Studio
24 37 (7.52%) Internet

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 97 (19.72%) SharePoint
2 75 (15.24%) MS Exchange
3 29 (5.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (5.08%) SharePoint Server
5 22 (4.47%) Lync
6 20 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 19 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (3.05%) IIS
10 11 (2.24%) IBM Notes
11 10 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (1.22%) Moodle
15 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.81%) WordPress
15 4 (0.81%) Apache
15 4 (0.81%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
16 3 (0.61%) SAS
Applications
1 203 (41.26%) MS Excel
2 64 (13.01%) MS Project
3 26 (5.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (4.47%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.61%) RoboHelp
5 3 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.41%) Simulink
7 1 (0.20%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.20%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 15 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.63%) assyst
2 8 (1.63%) Summit
2 8 (1.63%) Line 500
3 7 (1.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.81%) Maximo
4 4 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.41%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.20%) CA Clarity
7 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.20%) Magento
7 1 (0.20%) Epicor Vantage
Cloud Services
1 45 (9.15%) Office 365
2 10 (2.03%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.61%) IaaS
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (11.38%) TCP/IP
2 37 (7.52%) Internet
2 37 (7.52%) Firewall
3 34 (6.91%) DNS
4 31 (6.30%) WAN
5 30 (6.10%) LAN
6 23 (4.67%) VPN
7 20 (4.07%) SAN
8 17 (3.46%) DHCP
9 13 (2.64%) Unified Communications
10 11 (2.24%) IP Telephony
10 11 (2.24%) ADSL
11 10 (2.03%) Network Security
12 9 (1.83%) Symposium
13 8 (1.63%) Wireless
13 8 (1.63%) SSH
14 7 (1.42%) NAS
14 7 (1.42%) VLAN
14 7 (1.42%) ATM
14 7 (1.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (24.80%) SQL Server
2 39 (7.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (5.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 21 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (3.66%) OLAP
8 15 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (2.64%) IBM InfoSphere
10 12 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (2.03%) MySQL
11 10 (2.03%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 9 (1.83%) Relational Database
12 9 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (1.63%) Data Mining
14 7 (1.42%) Oracle OLAP
14 7 (1.42%) Cognos Query Studio
14 7 (1.42%) Cognos Analysis Studio
14 7 (1.42%) Cognos Report Studio
14 7 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (7.72%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.42%) Toad
2 7 (1.42%) ERwin
2 7 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.61%) LLBLGen Pro
4 3 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.61%) NetAdvantage
5 2 (0.41%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.41%) Selenium
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.20%) Subversion
6 1 (0.20%) JIRA
6 1 (0.20%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
General
1 124 (25.20%) Finance
2 37 (7.52%) Legal
3 36 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.46%) Law
5 16 (3.25%) Retail
6 15 (3.05%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.44%) Front Office
8 10 (2.03%) Banking
9 8 (1.63%) Automotive
10 7 (1.42%) Billing
11 6 (1.22%) Investment Banking
11 6 (1.22%) Publishing
11 6 (1.22%) Marketing
12 5 (1.02%) Advertising
13 3 (0.61%) Local Government
14 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.41%) Electronics
14 2 (0.41%) German Language
15 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 176 (35.77%) Analyst
2 75 (15.24%) Developer
3 50 (10.16%) Support Analyst
4 40 (8.13%) Business Analyst
5 35 (7.11%) Consultant
6 29 (5.89%) Service Analyst
6 29 (5.89%) Service Desk Analyst
7 28 (5.69%) Support Engineer
8 26 (5.28%) SQL Developer
9 23 (4.67%) IT Support
10 19 (3.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 19 (3.86%) Software Developer
10 19 (3.86%) Architect
11 18 (3.66%) Technical Consultant
12 16 (3.25%) Technical Support
12 16 (3.25%) Programmer
12 16 (3.25%) Project Support Officer
12 16 (3.25%) Project Officer
13 15 (3.05%) Technical Manager
13 15 (3.05%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (12.80%) .NET
2 29 (5.89%) ASP.NET
3 23 (4.67%) XML
4 17 (3.46%) HTML
5 14 (2.85%) WinForms
6 13 (2.64%) .NET Framework
7 10 (2.03%) WPF
7 10 (2.03%) WF
7 10 (2.03%) LINQ
8 8 (1.63%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 8 (1.63%) ADO.NET
8 8 (1.63%) CSS
9 7 (1.42%) MDX
10 6 (1.22%) Software Packaging
11 5 (1.02%) Web Services
11 5 (1.02%) Ajax
11 5 (1.02%) Middleware
11 5 (1.02%) LAMP
12 4 (0.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 3 (0.61%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 91 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.89%) Computer Science
3 26 (5.28%) Blackberry
3 26 (5.28%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.25%) Mathematics
4 16 (3.25%) Economics
5 11 (2.24%) Credit Risk
6 9 (1.83%) Social Media
6 9 (1.83%) Derivative
7 8 (1.63%) Clustering
8 6 (1.22%) NHS
8 6 (1.22%) Open Source
9 5 (1.02%) User Experience
9 5 (1.02%) PDA
10 4 (0.81%) iPhone
11 3 (0.61%) CMDB
12 2 (0.41%) Blog
12 2 (0.41%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.41%) iPad
12 2 (0.41%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 222 (45.12%) Windows
2 65 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (11.59%) Windows 7
4 50 (10.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (9.55%) Windows XP
6 31 (6.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (4.27%) Linux
8 19 (3.86%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.24%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.83%) Android
10 9 (1.83%) UNIX
11 7 (1.42%) Windows 2000
11 7 (1.42%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.61%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.41%) Debian
14 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (15.24%) ITIL
2 50 (10.16%) Business Intelligence
3 48 (9.76%) Project Management
4 38 (7.72%) PRINCE2
4 38 (7.72%) Business Analysis
5 35 (7.11%) Line Management
6 34 (6.91%) CRM
6 34 (6.91%) ETL
7 28 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (4.67%) Data Analysis
9 22 (4.47%) Mentoring
10 21 (4.27%) Service Delivery
11 20 (4.07%) Workflow
11 20 (4.07%) Change Control
12 19 (3.86%) Quality Management
12 19 (3.86%) Scrum
12 19 (3.86%) Operations Management
13 18 (3.66%) Software Engineering
14 17 (3.46%) Document Management
14 17 (3.46%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 125 (25.41%) SQL
2 33 (6.71%) C#
3 32 (6.50%) VB.NET
4 24 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 16 (3.25%) T-SQL
5 16 (3.25%) VB
6 14 (2.85%) PHP
7 11 (2.24%) C++
8 10 (2.03%) VBScript
8 10 (2.03%) VBA
9 9 (1.83%) Python
9 9 (1.83%) Java
10 8 (1.63%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.22%) Perl
11 6 (1.22%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.22%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.61%) VB6
12 3 (0.61%) C
12 3 (0.61%) Delphi
13 2 (0.41%) RPG
Qualifications
1 77 (15.65%) Degree
2 65 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (6.50%) Security Cleared
4 23 (4.67%) MCSE
5 17 (3.46%) MCTS
6 16 (3.25%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.24%) MCITP
8 10 (2.03%) ISEB
9 9 (1.83%) MCP
9 9 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.42%) MCAD
10 7 (1.42%) MCSD
11 6 (1.22%) CCNA
12 5 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.81%) MCSA
13 4 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.61%) CCA
14 3 (0.61%) CCNP
14 3 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.69%) QA
2 21 (4.27%) SLA
3 2 (0.41%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 138 (28.05%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.69%) Hyper-V
3 17 (3.46%) vSphere
4 16 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (2.03%) XenApp
5 10 (2.03%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (1.02%) XenServer
8 4 (0.81%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.41%) Squid
10 2 (0.41%) Firmware
10 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (4.07%) WSUS
2 19 (3.86%) SCCM
3 10 (2.03%) Backup Exec
4 8 (1.63%) SCOM
5 6 (1.22%) SCDPM
6 4 (0.81%) Windows Intune
6 4 (0.81%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.81%) Control-M
7 2 (0.41%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.41%) Plesk
8 1 (0.20%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 319 (64.84%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.76%) Citrix
3 46 (9.35%) VMware
4 27 (5.49%) Cisco
5 24 (4.88%) Oracle
6 15 (3.05%) Business Objects
6 15 (3.05%) Cognos
7 14 (2.85%) HP
8 13 (2.64%) NetApp
9 12 (2.44%) Lotus
10 11 (2.24%) Netezza
10 11 (2.24%) Fujitsu
11 10 (2.03%) Apple
11 10 (2.03%) SAP
12 9 (1.83%) Sage
13 8 (1.63%) McAfee
13 8 (1.63%) Juniper
13 8 (1.63%) Altiris
14 7 (1.42%) Nortel
14 7 (1.42%) Dell
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Car / Car Allowance + Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Market Drayton, Shropshire
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Salary: From £19,000 to £23,000 per annum + Bonus + On call allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Culina Logistics
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
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Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Xoserve
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
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Salary: £24000 per annum + great company!
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Salary: £28000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + GOLD PARTNER
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Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Benefits
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Salary: £14000 - £16000 per annum
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Staffordshire
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Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
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Telford, Shropshire
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Salary: From £31,160 to £33,998 per annum
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Salary: £16000 - £18500 per annum
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