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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 48 35 48
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 245 215 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.84% 5.12% 4.22%
As % of the Applications category 32.32% 30.37% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 207 171 161
Average salary £30,000 £28,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,000 £18,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
758 708 733
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.99% 16.86% 15.53%
Number of salaries quoted 638 527 630
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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 -14 91 £33,750 +2.27% 10
Warwickshire +1 37 £27,000 -18.18% 4
Staffordshire +11 36 £26,000 +18.18% 3
Coventry -5 33 £25,000 -5.66% 3
Worcestershire -8 10 £37,500 +102.70% 6
Shropshire -16 8 £20,500 +2.50% 2
Walsall +1 6 £21,750 -65.88% 1
Solihull -27 5 £26,250 +5.00% 2
Herefordshire - 3 £22,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 1
Halesowen - 1 £17,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 343 (67.52%) Microsoft
2 275 (54.13%) MS Excel
3 274 (53.94%) Windows
4 149 (29.33%) Active Directory
5 122 (24.02%) SQL
6 117 (23.03%) SQL Server
7 108 (21.26%) Windows 7
8 97 (19.09%) ITIL
9 86 (16.93%) .NET
10 72 (14.17%) Degree
11 70 (13.78%) C#
12 65 (12.80%) TCP/IP
13 63 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 60 (11.81%) SharePoint
14 60 (11.81%) Project Management
15 56 (11.02%) Finance
15 56 (11.02%) MS Exchange
16 53 (10.43%) Windows Server 2003
17 49 (9.65%) LAN
18 48 (9.45%) Microsoft Certification
19 45 (8.86%) WAN
19 45 (8.86%) Windows XP
19 45 (8.86%) ASP.NET
20 43 (8.46%) VB.NET
21 40 (7.87%) MS Project
22 39 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
23 38 (7.48%) Visual Studio
23 38 (7.48%) CRM
24 37 (7.28%) HTML
24 37 (7.28%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 60 (11.81%) SharePoint
2 56 (11.02%) MS Exchange
3 35 (6.89%) SharePoint Server
4 25 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (4.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 17 (3.35%) IIS
6 17 (3.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.38%) Lync
11 5 (0.98%) SAS
11 5 (0.98%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.79%) Apache
12 4 (0.79%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.39%) OpenEdge
13 2 (0.39%) CMS
14 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 275 (54.13%) MS Excel
2 40 (7.87%) MS Project
3 37 (7.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (2.95%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.18%) Simulink
6 5 (0.98%) RoboHelp
7 3 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.59%) InDesign
8 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.39%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.39%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.39%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.17%) Agresso
3 8 (1.57%) Line 500
3 8 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.18%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.59%) Epicor Vantage
7 2 (0.39%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.94%) Office 365
2 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.79%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.59%) SaaS
5 2 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 65 (12.80%) TCP/IP
2 49 (9.65%) LAN
3 45 (8.86%) WAN
4 28 (5.51%) VPN
5 27 (5.31%) DNS
6 26 (5.12%) Firewall
7 20 (3.94%) Internet
8 18 (3.54%) DHCP
9 15 (2.95%) VoIP
10 12 (2.36%) SAN
11 9 (1.77%) IP Telephony
12 6 (1.18%) Symposium
12 6 (1.18%) Wireless
13 4 (0.79%) VLAN
13 4 (0.79%) Nortel Meridian
13 4 (0.79%) FTP
13 4 (0.79%) HTTP
13 4 (0.79%) MPLS
14 3 (0.59%) Intranet
14 3 (0.59%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (23.03%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (4.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (3.94%) MS Access
6 13 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (2.56%) Data Mining
6 13 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.97%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.38%) SAP BW
9 6 (1.18%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 6 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (0.98%) Big Data
11 3 (0.59%) Base SAS
12 2 (0.39%) BusinessObjects XI
12 2 (0.39%) MySQL
12 2 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.20%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 38 (7.48%) Visual Studio
2 10 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (1.38%) NetAdvantage
3 7 (1.38%) LLBLGen Pro
4 6 (1.18%) JIRA
5 3 (0.59%) Subversion
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.20%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.20%) NUnit
7 1 (0.20%) MSBuild
General
1 56 (11.02%) Finance
2 21 (4.13%) Manufacturing
2 21 (4.13%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.95%) Marketing
4 14 (2.76%) Front Office
5 11 (2.17%) Automotive
6 9 (1.77%) Retail
7 6 (1.18%) Billing
7 6 (1.18%) Advertising
8 5 (0.98%) Electronics
8 5 (0.98%) Law
8 5 (0.98%) Legal
8 5 (0.98%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.98%) Local Government
8 5 (0.98%) Banking
9 4 (0.79%) Games
9 4 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.39%) Finnish Language
Job Titles
1 181 (35.63%) Analyst
2 78 (15.35%) Support Analyst
3 68 (13.39%) Developer
4 39 (7.68%) Service Analyst
5 36 (7.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 36 (7.09%) IT Support
6 35 (6.89%) Support Engineer
7 28 (5.51%) Administrator
8 25 (4.92%) 1st Line Support
8 25 (4.92%) Consultant
9 21 (4.13%) Technical Consultant
9 21 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 20 (3.94%) Project Manager
11 19 (3.74%) Business Analyst
11 19 (3.74%) Desktop Support
11 19 (3.74%) Technical Support
11 19 (3.74%) SharePoint Developer
12 17 (3.35%) IT Support Analyst
12 17 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
13 16 (3.15%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (16.93%) .NET
2 45 (8.86%) ASP.NET
3 37 (7.28%) HTML
4 34 (6.69%) CSS
5 31 (6.10%) XML
6 27 (5.31%) .NET Framework
7 19 (3.74%) Ajax
8 16 (3.15%) LINQ
9 15 (2.95%) HTML5
10 13 (2.56%) ADO.NET
10 13 (2.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 12 (2.36%) jQuery
12 11 (2.17%) EDI
13 10 (1.97%) JSON
14 9 (1.77%) WPF
14 9 (1.77%) WF
14 9 (1.77%) Silverlight
14 9 (1.77%) WinForms
14 9 (1.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 8 (1.57%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.36%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.57%) Social Media
5 8 (1.57%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.38%) Clustering
7 6 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.18%) Visualisation
8 5 (0.98%) PMI
8 5 (0.98%) Mathematics
8 5 (0.98%) Smart Meter
8 5 (0.98%) CAN bus
8 5 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (0.98%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.79%) User Experience
9 4 (0.79%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.79%) PDA
10 3 (0.59%) Replication
10 3 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 274 (53.94%) Windows
2 108 (21.26%) Windows 7
3 63 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (10.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (8.86%) Windows XP
6 26 (5.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (3.35%) Windows 8
8 14 (2.76%) Linux
9 9 (1.77%) UNIX
10 7 (1.38%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.98%) Android
12 4 (0.79%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.39%) Solaris
14 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.20%) Debian
15 1 (0.20%) zOS
15 1 (0.20%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (19.09%) ITIL
2 60 (11.81%) Project Management
3 38 (7.48%) CRM
4 31 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (4.72%) ERP
6 22 (4.33%) PRINCE2
7 21 (4.13%) Software Engineering
8 20 (3.94%) Data Analysis
8 20 (3.94%) Business Analysis
9 18 (3.54%) Time Management
9 18 (3.54%) Service Delivery
10 17 (3.35%) Workflow
11 15 (2.95%) Incident Management
11 15 (2.95%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (2.95%) Logistics
11 15 (2.95%) Line Management
11 15 (2.95%) Change Control
12 14 (2.76%) ETRM
12 14 (2.76%) Programme Management
13 13 (2.56%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 122 (24.02%) SQL
2 70 (13.78%) C#
3 43 (8.46%) VB.NET
4 33 (6.50%) JavaScript
5 28 (5.51%) VBA
5 28 (5.51%) VB
6 22 (4.33%) Java
7 15 (2.95%) T-SQL
7 15 (2.95%) C
8 14 (2.76%) Python
8 14 (2.76%) VBScript
9 8 (1.57%) VB6
10 6 (1.18%) MATLAB
11 5 (0.98%) Embedded C
11 5 (0.98%) Embedded C++
11 5 (0.98%) C++
12 4 (0.79%) PHP
13 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.20%) X++
Qualifications
1 72 (14.17%) Degree
2 48 (9.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (4.33%) MCP
4 21 (4.13%) MCSE
5 20 (3.94%) MCTS
5 20 (3.94%) ITIL Certification
6 19 (3.74%) CCNA
6 19 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.97%) VCP4
7 10 (1.97%) Security Cleared
8 9 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (1.77%) MCITP
9 8 (1.57%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.57%) PMI Certification
9 8 (1.57%) HND
10 5 (0.98%) MCSA
11 3 (0.59%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.59%) PMP
11 3 (0.59%) HNC
12 2 (0.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.91%) SLA
2 15 (2.95%) QA
3 6 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 149 (29.33%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.56%) vSphere
4 11 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.18%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.98%) Firmware
6 5 (0.98%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.39%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.20%) Squid
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (2.76%) SCCM
2 7 (1.38%) Nagios
3 4 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.59%) Windows Intune
5 2 (0.39%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.39%) Plesk
5 2 (0.39%) SCOM
5 2 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.20%) WSUS
6 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.20%) cPanel
Vendors
1 343 (67.52%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.28%) VMware
3 36 (7.09%) Cisco
4 26 (5.12%) Citrix
5 13 (2.56%) Adobe
6 11 (2.17%) Apple
6 11 (2.17%) SAP
7 9 (1.77%) HP
8 8 (1.57%) DevExpress
8 8 (1.57%) Altova
8 8 (1.57%) Sage
9 7 (1.38%) Reuters
9 7 (1.38%) Bloomberg
9 7 (1.38%) Infragistics
10 6 (1.18%) Tableau
10 6 (1.18%) Google
10 6 (1.18%) Avaya
10 6 (1.18%) Lotus
10 6 (1.18%) Nortel
10 6 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £38,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Network ITR
Salary: 16k to 19k per year GBP
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
e-know.net
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £85,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Commision
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - full details on application
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
CPI Selection
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £40,000 PA
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
TribePost.co.uk
Posted: 6 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Salary: £115.50 per week
Posted: 9 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
QA Limited
Salary: £230.62 per week
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 15 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
QA Limited
Salary: Unspecified £150.00 per week
Posted: 21 days ago