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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 60 33 80
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +47
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 230 287 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.11% 5.27% 3.10%
As % of the Applications category 26.87% 30.34% 20.75%
Number of salaries quoted 199 257 120
Average salary £31,750 £32,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.30% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £18,550
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £47,500
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
856 946 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.28% 17.39% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 708 823 621
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 19 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 19 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 -5 103 £34,176 -17.15% 7
Staffordshire -23 38 £35,750 +43.00% 7
Solihull +16 21 £29,265 +54.02% 1
Warwickshire -16 18 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Coventry -25 18 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Worcestershire +2 13 £18,000 -25.00%
Shropshire +6 10 £26,500 +17.77% 2
Wolverhampton - 3 £27,000 - 1
Herefordshire -4 2 £30,000 +93.54%
West Bromwich - 2 £30,000 -
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 19 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.

1 316 (62.95%) Microsoft
2 219 (43.63%) Windows
3 207 (41.24%) MS Excel
4 142 (28.29%) Active Directory
5 133 (26.49%) Finance
6 128 (25.50%) SQL
7 115 (22.91%) SQL Server
8 96 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
9 94 (18.73%) SharePoint
10 77 (15.34%) ITIL
10 77 (15.34%) Degree
11 75 (14.94%) MS Exchange
12 67 (13.35%) MS Project
13 63 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008
14 61 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
15 58 (11.55%) Windows 7
16 56 (11.16%) .NET
17 54 (10.76%) TCP/IP
18 50 (9.96%) Windows Server 2003
19 49 (9.76%) Citrix
20 48 (9.56%) Windows XP
20 48 (9.56%) Project Management
20 48 (9.56%) Office 365
21 47 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
22 46 (9.16%) VMware
23 43 (8.57%) Business Analysis
24 41 (8.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 39 (7.77%) Legal
25 39 (7.77%) Line Management
26 38 (7.57%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 94 (18.73%) SharePoint
2 75 (14.94%) MS Exchange
3 27 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (4.58%) Lync
5 20 (3.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 19 (3.78%) SharePoint Server
7 18 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (2.79%) IIS
10 10 (1.99%) IBM Notes
10 10 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2000
12 6 (1.20%) Moodle
13 5 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.80%) WordPress
14 4 (0.80%) Apache
14 4 (0.80%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
15 2 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 207 (41.24%) MS Excel
2 67 (13.35%) MS Project
3 28 (5.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (4.58%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.60%) RoboHelp
5 3 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.40%) 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 14 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.59%) assyst
2 8 (1.59%) Summit
3 7 (1.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (1.39%) Line 500
4 4 (0.80%) Maximo
4 4 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.60%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.20%) CA Clarity
7 1 (0.20%) Magento
7 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 48 (9.56%) Office 365
2 12 (2.39%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (10.76%) TCP/IP
2 38 (7.57%) Firewall
3 36 (7.17%) Internet
4 32 (6.37%) DNS
4 32 (6.37%) WAN
5 31 (6.18%) LAN
6 22 (4.38%) VPN
7 19 (3.78%) SAN
8 15 (2.99%) DHCP
9 13 (2.59%) Unified Communications
10 12 (2.39%) ADSL
11 10 (1.99%) IP Telephony
11 10 (1.99%) Network Security
12 9 (1.79%) Symposium
13 8 (1.59%) Wireless
13 8 (1.59%) SSH
14 7 (1.39%) VLAN
14 7 (1.39%) ATM
14 7 (1.39%) VoIP
14 7 (1.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (22.91%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (5.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 26 (5.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (3.59%) OLAP
7 15 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (2.59%) IBM InfoSphere
8 13 (2.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 11 (2.19%) MySQL
10 10 (1.99%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.99%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 8 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
11 8 (1.59%) Data Mining
12 7 (1.39%) Oracle OLAP
12 7 (1.39%) Cognos Query Studio
12 7 (1.39%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 7 (1.39%) Cognos Report Studio
13 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (7.37%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.39%) Toad
2 7 (1.39%) ERwin
3 6 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.60%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.40%) NetAdvantage
6 2 (0.40%) LLBLGen Pro
6 2 (0.40%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.40%) JIRA
6 2 (0.40%) Selenium
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.20%) Subversion
7 1 (0.20%) ClearQuest
General
1 133 (26.49%) Finance
2 39 (7.77%) Legal
3 38 (7.57%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.59%) Law
5 17 (3.39%) Retail
6 13 (2.59%) Banking
7 12 (2.39%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.19%) Front Office
9 8 (1.59%) Automotive
9 8 (1.59%) Billing
9 8 (1.59%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.20%) Publishing
11 5 (1.00%) Advertising
11 5 (1.00%) Marketing
12 2 (0.40%) German Language
12 2 (0.40%) Local Government
12 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.40%) Electronics
13 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 186 (37.05%) Analyst
2 71 (14.14%) Developer
3 51 (10.16%) Support Analyst
4 45 (8.96%) Business Analyst
5 32 (6.37%) Consultant
6 29 (5.78%) Service Analyst
6 29 (5.78%) Service Desk Analyst
7 28 (5.58%) Support Engineer
8 27 (5.38%) SQL Developer
9 22 (4.38%) IT Support
10 20 (3.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 19 (3.78%) Architect
12 18 (3.59%) Programmer
13 17 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
13 17 (3.39%) Software Developer
14 16 (3.19%) Administrator
14 16 (3.19%) Technical Consultant
14 16 (3.19%) Project Support Officer
14 16 (3.19%) Project Officer
15 15 (2.99%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (11.16%) .NET
2 24 (4.78%) ASP.NET
3 21 (4.18%) XML
4 16 (3.19%) HTML
5 13 (2.59%) WinForms
5 13 (2.59%) .NET Framework
6 9 (1.79%) WPF
6 9 (1.79%) WF
6 9 (1.79%) LINQ
7 8 (1.59%) MDX
7 8 (1.59%) CSS
8 5 (1.00%) ADO.NET
8 5 (1.00%) Software Packaging
8 5 (1.00%) Middleware
8 5 (1.00%) LAMP
8 5 (1.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 4 (0.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (0.80%) Ajax
9 4 (0.80%) Web Services
10 2 (0.40%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 96 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.57%) Computer Science
3 27 (5.38%) Blackberry
3 27 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.78%) Economics
5 18 (3.59%) Mathematics
6 11 (2.19%) Credit Risk
7 9 (1.79%) Social Media
7 9 (1.79%) Derivative
8 7 (1.39%) Clustering
9 6 (1.20%) PDA
9 6 (1.20%) Open Source
10 5 (1.00%) User Experience
10 5 (1.00%) NHS
11 4 (0.80%) iPhone
12 3 (0.60%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.60%) CMDB
13 2 (0.40%) Blog
13 2 (0.40%) Firmware
13 2 (0.40%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 219 (43.63%) Windows
2 63 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (11.55%) Windows 7
4 50 (9.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (9.56%) Windows XP
6 28 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (4.38%) Linux
8 19 (3.78%) Windows 8
9 12 (2.39%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.79%) Android
10 9 (1.79%) Windows 2000
11 8 (1.59%) UNIX
12 7 (1.39%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.60%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.40%) Debian
15 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (15.34%) ITIL
2 48 (9.56%) Project Management
3 47 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
4 43 (8.57%) Business Analysis
5 39 (7.77%) Line Management
6 38 (7.57%) PRINCE2
7 35 (6.97%) ETL
8 31 (6.18%) CRM
8 31 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (4.98%) Service Delivery
10 24 (4.78%) Mentoring
11 23 (4.58%) Operations Management
12 21 (4.18%) Data Analysis
13 20 (3.98%) Scrum
13 20 (3.98%) Quality Management
14 19 (3.78%) Workflow
14 19 (3.78%) Document Management
14 19 (3.78%) Change Control
15 18 (3.59%) ITIL V3
15 18 (3.59%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (25.50%) SQL
2 30 (5.98%) C#
3 26 (5.18%) VB.NET
4 22 (4.38%) JavaScript
5 20 (3.98%) T-SQL
6 15 (2.99%) C++
7 13 (2.59%) PHP
7 13 (2.59%) VB
8 9 (1.79%) Java
9 8 (1.59%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.59%) VBScript
9 8 (1.59%) VBA
10 7 (1.39%) Python
11 6 (1.20%) Perl
11 6 (1.20%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.20%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.60%) C
12 3 (0.60%) Delphi
13 2 (0.40%) RPG
13 2 (0.40%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 77 (15.34%) Degree
2 61 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (6.57%) Security Cleared
4 23 (4.58%) MCSE
5 16 (3.19%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.59%) MCTS
7 12 (2.39%) ISEB
8 11 (2.19%) MCITP
9 9 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.59%) MCP
11 7 (1.39%) MCAD
11 7 (1.39%) MCSD
12 6 (1.20%) CCNA
13 5 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.80%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (0.60%) CCA
15 3 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.77%) QA
2 22 (4.38%) SLA
3 2 (0.40%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 142 (28.29%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.38%) Hyper-V
3 16 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.19%) vSphere
4 11 (2.19%) XenApp
5 9 (1.79%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (1.00%) XenServer
8 4 (0.80%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.40%) Squid
10 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (4.78%) WSUS
2 18 (3.59%) SCCM
3 11 (2.19%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.39%) SCOM
5 5 (1.00%) SCDPM
6 4 (0.80%) Windows Intune
6 4 (0.80%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.80%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.80%) Control-M
7 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.40%) Plesk
8 2 (0.40%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.20%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 316 (62.95%) Microsoft
2 49 (9.76%) Citrix
3 46 (9.16%) VMware
4 26 (5.18%) Cisco
5 25 (4.98%) Oracle
6 16 (3.19%) Business Objects
7 15 (2.99%) Cognos
8 13 (2.59%) HP
8 13 (2.59%) NetApp
9 12 (2.39%) Apple
9 12 (2.39%) Fujitsu
10 11 (2.19%) Netezza
10 11 (2.19%) Lotus
11 10 (1.99%) SAP
12 8 (1.59%) Juniper
12 8 (1.59%) McAfee
12 8 (1.59%) Sage
12 8 (1.59%) Altiris
13 7 (1.39%) Nortel
13 7 (1.39%) Dell
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £19.5k - 25k per year + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Intapeople
Salary: £27000 - Shift allowance (8% Afternoon % 25% Night)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Siemens Jobs & Careers
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum + great company!
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Aston Carter
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: £47,000 per annum circa - Grade 7
Posted: 8 days ago
Telford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Wolverhampton
Real Staffing
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + GOLD PARTNER
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago