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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 57 41 76
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +35
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 241 259 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.19% 4.93% 3.13%
As % of the Applications category 26.22% 29.20% 20.81%
Number of salaries quoted 216 226 129
Average salary £30,750 £26,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £17,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
919 887 716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.99% 16.89% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 778 752 622
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +7 114 £37,500 +7.14% 14
Staffordshire -23 33 £32,500 +41.30% 6
Coventry -6 27 £31,500 -3.07% 10
Solihull +8 23 £28,383 +23.40% 2
Warwickshire -19 14 £27,500 -35.29% 4
Worcestershire +3 13 £27,500 - 1
Shropshire +6 10 £26,500 +27.71% 5
Herefordshire -3 3 £30,000 +93.54% 1
West Bromwich - 3 £23,625 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £27,000 -
Dudley -3 1 £37,500 +102.70% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 308 (65.95%) Microsoft
2 199 (42.61%) Windows
3 198 (42.40%) MS Excel
4 118 (25.27%) SQL Server
5 115 (24.63%) Active Directory
6 106 (22.70%) SQL
6 106 (22.70%) Finance
7 97 (20.77%) SharePoint
8 80 (17.13%) Degree
9 77 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
10 71 (15.20%) .NET
11 66 (14.13%) MS Exchange
11 66 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 65 (13.92%) ITIL
13 64 (13.70%) MS Project
14 63 (13.49%) TCP/IP
14 63 (13.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 53 (11.35%) Windows 7
16 49 (10.49%) Business Intelligence
16 49 (10.49%) Windows XP
16 49 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
17 47 (10.06%) Project Management
18 44 (9.42%) VMware
19 43 (9.21%) Citrix
20 42 (8.99%) PRINCE2
20 42 (8.99%) C#
21 41 (8.78%) Office 365
22 38 (8.14%) Legal
23 37 (7.92%) Firewall
23 37 (7.92%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (20.77%) SharePoint
2 66 (14.13%) MS Exchange
3 30 (6.42%) SharePoint Server
4 25 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (4.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 19 (4.07%) Lync
7 17 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (2.36%) IBM Notes
10 10 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (1.93%) IIS
11 9 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (0.86%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.86%) ColdFusion
15 3 (0.64%) SAS
15 3 (0.64%) OpenEdge
15 3 (0.64%) Moodle
Applications
1 198 (42.40%) MS Excel
2 64 (13.70%) MS Project
3 23 (4.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (3.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.64%) RoboHelp
5 3 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.64%) Simulink
5 3 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.43%) InDesign
7 1 (0.21%) GIMP
7 1 (0.21%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 16 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.93%) Line 500
3 8 (1.71%) Summit
4 7 (1.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.86%) Maximo
5 4 (0.86%) assyst
6 3 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.64%) Epicor Vantage
7 2 (0.43%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 41 (8.78%) Office 365
2 9 (1.93%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.64%) IaaS
4 3 (0.64%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (13.49%) TCP/IP
2 37 (7.92%) Firewall
3 36 (7.71%) Internet
4 28 (6.00%) LAN
4 28 (6.00%) WAN
5 25 (5.35%) DNS
6 24 (5.14%) VPN
7 16 (3.43%) DHCP
8 15 (3.21%) SAN
9 13 (2.78%) VoIP
10 12 (2.57%) Network Security
11 11 (2.36%) IP Telephony
12 10 (2.14%) Symposium
13 9 (1.93%) Intranet
13 9 (1.93%) ADSL
14 8 (1.71%) Wireless
14 8 (1.71%) Unified Communications
15 7 (1.50%) NAS
15 7 (1.50%) ATM
16 6 (1.28%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (25.27%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (3.85%) OLAP
8 17 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (2.78%) IBM InfoSphere
10 12 (2.57%) Crystal Reports
11 10 (2.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (2.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 9 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (1.71%) Data Mining
14 7 (1.50%) Oracle OLAP
14 7 (1.50%) Cognos Query Studio
14 7 (1.50%) Cognos Analysis Studio
14 7 (1.50%) Cognos Report Studio
15 6 (1.28%) MySQL
16 5 (1.07%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 37 (7.92%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (1.50%) Toad
3 7 (1.50%) ERwin
4 4 (0.86%) NetAdvantage
4 4 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (0.86%) LLBLGen Pro
5 2 (0.43%) Subversion
6 1 (0.21%) JIRA
6 1 (0.21%) Selenium
6 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
General
1 106 (22.70%) Finance
2 38 (8.14%) Legal
3 35 (7.49%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.64%) Front Office
4 17 (3.64%) Law
5 16 (3.43%) Manufacturing
6 14 (3.00%) Retail
7 10 (2.14%) Automotive
8 7 (1.50%) Advertising
9 6 (1.28%) Billing
9 6 (1.28%) Banking
9 6 (1.28%) Marketing
10 3 (0.64%) Local Government
10 3 (0.64%) Publishing
10 3 (0.64%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.64%) Electronics
11 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.43%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 163 (34.90%) Analyst
2 73 (15.63%) Developer
3 49 (10.49%) Support Analyst
4 35 (7.49%) Business Analyst
4 35 (7.49%) Consultant
5 26 (5.57%) Support Engineer
6 24 (5.14%) Service Analyst
6 24 (5.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 23 (4.93%) SQL Developer
7 23 (4.93%) Technical Consultant
8 21 (4.50%) Software Developer
9 20 (4.28%) Technical Support
10 19 (4.07%) Architect
11 18 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 18 (3.85%) IT Support
12 16 (3.43%) Project Officer
12 16 (3.43%) Project Support Officer
13 15 (3.21%) Technical Manager
14 14 (3.00%) Team Leader
14 14 (3.00%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (15.20%) .NET
2 36 (7.71%) ASP.NET
3 27 (5.78%) XML
4 22 (4.71%) HTML
5 15 (3.21%) WinForms
6 14 (3.00%) .NET Framework
7 11 (2.36%) CSS
7 11 (2.36%) WPF
7 11 (2.36%) WF
7 11 (2.36%) LINQ
8 10 (2.14%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 10 (2.14%) ADO.NET
9 8 (1.71%) Ajax
10 7 (1.50%) Web Services
11 6 (1.28%) Middleware
11 6 (1.28%) Software Packaging
12 4 (0.86%) MDX
12 4 (0.86%) Silverlight
12 4 (0.86%) HTML5
12 4 (0.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 77 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.78%) Management Information System
3 25 (5.35%) Blackberry
4 24 (5.14%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.00%) Economics
6 11 (2.36%) Mathematics
6 11 (2.36%) Credit Risk
7 9 (1.93%) Derivative
7 9 (1.93%) Social Media
8 8 (1.71%) Clustering
9 7 (1.50%) User Experience
10 6 (1.28%) NHS
11 3 (0.64%) CMDB
11 3 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.64%) CAN bus
11 3 (0.64%) iPhone
12 2 (0.43%) Blog
12 2 (0.43%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.43%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.43%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 199 (42.61%) Windows
2 63 (13.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (11.35%) Windows 7
4 49 (10.49%) Windows XP
4 49 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (3.64%) Windows 8
7 14 (3.00%) Linux
8 10 (2.14%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.93%) Android
10 7 (1.50%) Windows 2000
10 7 (1.50%) Windows Vista
11 6 (1.28%) UNIX
12 2 (0.43%) Debian
12 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (13.92%) ITIL
2 49 (10.49%) Business Intelligence
3 47 (10.06%) Project Management
4 42 (8.99%) PRINCE2
5 34 (7.28%) CRM
6 32 (6.85%) ETL
7 30 (6.42%) Business Analysis
8 27 (5.78%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (5.35%) Line Management
10 24 (5.14%) Data Analysis
11 23 (4.93%) Workflow
11 23 (4.93%) Change Control
12 21 (4.50%) Mentoring
12 21 (4.50%) Software Engineering
13 19 (4.07%) Quality Management
14 18 (3.85%) Scrum
15 17 (3.64%) ERP
16 16 (3.43%) Document Management
17 15 (3.21%) Project Planning
17 15 (3.21%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 106 (22.70%) SQL
2 42 (8.99%) C#
3 37 (7.92%) VB.NET
4 27 (5.78%) JavaScript
5 21 (4.50%) VB
6 16 (3.43%) VBScript
7 15 (3.21%) Python
8 14 (3.00%) PHP
8 14 (3.00%) VBA
9 9 (1.93%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.71%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.71%) Java
11 6 (1.28%) C++
12 4 (0.86%) C
12 4 (0.86%) VB6
13 3 (0.64%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.64%) Embedded C
13 3 (0.64%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.43%) Delphi
14 2 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 80 (17.13%) Degree
2 66 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (6.42%) Security Cleared
4 24 (5.14%) MCSE
5 18 (3.85%) MCTS
6 17 (3.64%) SC Cleared
7 15 (3.21%) MCP
8 12 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.93%) CCNA
11 8 (1.71%) ISEB
11 8 (1.71%) MCITP
12 7 (1.50%) MCAD
12 7 (1.50%) MCSD
13 5 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.86%) MCSA
15 3 (0.64%) CCNP
16 2 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
16 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (0.43%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.35%) QA
2 22 (4.71%) SLA
3 2 (0.43%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 115 (24.63%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.50%) Hyper-V
3 15 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.57%) vSphere
5 9 (1.93%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.50%) XenApp
7 5 (1.07%) XenServer
8 3 (0.64%) Firmware
8 3 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.43%) Squid
10 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.21%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 18 (3.85%) SCCM
2 8 (1.71%) SCOM
3 6 (1.28%) SCDPM
4 5 (1.07%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.07%) WSUS
5 4 (0.86%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.86%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (0.86%) Control-M
5 4 (0.86%) Windows Intune
6 2 (0.43%) Plesk
7 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.21%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 308 (65.95%) Microsoft
2 44 (9.42%) VMware
3 43 (9.21%) Citrix
4 26 (5.57%) Cisco
5 17 (3.64%) Oracle
6 15 (3.21%) Cognos
7 14 (3.00%) HP
8 13 (2.78%) Lotus
9 12 (2.57%) Business Objects
10 11 (2.36%) Netezza
11 10 (2.14%) Juniper
11 10 (2.14%) Apple
11 10 (2.14%) Sage
12 9 (1.93%) CheckPoint
12 9 (1.93%) Fujitsu
13 8 (1.71%) NetApp
13 8 (1.71%) Reuters
13 8 (1.71%) Bloomberg
13 8 (1.71%) McAfee
13 8 (1.71%) SAP
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Xoserve
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £19.5k - 25k per year + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £41000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £26000 - £29000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Vodafone
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Telford Wrekin Council
Salary: From £22,443 to £23,945 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: TBC
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £60000 - £77000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Pension & Bonuses
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bonuses & Pension
Posted: 5 days ago