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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 74 38 59
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +21
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 186 261 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.48% 5.29% 4.12%
As % of the Applications category 24.54% 30.63% 25.94%
Number of salaries quoted 150 205 170
Average salary £25,151 £32,250 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.01% +12.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £57,500 £52,500
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
758 852 798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.17% 17.27% 15.87%
Number of salaries quoted 597 669 677
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -32 63 £34,500 -17.36% 16
Coventry -5 27 £24,250 -37.41% 2
Staffordshire -8 23 £24,000 +9.09% 4
Warwickshire -10 18 £23,750 -28.03% 1
Worcestershire -6 10 £31,750 +38.04% 3
Shropshire -17 10 £21,000 -23.63% 2
Solihull -24 10 £27,500 +30.95%
Wolverhampton +5 3 £16,000 -42.85%
Walsall +3 2 £18,500 -63.00%
West Bromwich +5 1 - -
Halesowen -2 1 £17,500 -25.53%
Herefordshire - 1 £20,000 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 315 (70.31%) Microsoft
2 253 (56.47%) Windows
3 250 (55.80%) MS Excel
4 147 (32.81%) Active Directory
5 116 (25.89%) SQL
6 105 (23.44%) Windows 7
7 87 (19.42%) ITIL
8 85 (18.97%) SQL Server
9 63 (14.06%) .NET
9 63 (14.06%) MS Exchange
9 63 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 55 (12.28%) Project Management
11 53 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 52 (11.61%) C#
13 50 (11.16%) LAN
14 48 (10.71%) WAN
15 47 (10.49%) VMware
16 45 (10.04%) SharePoint
17 44 (9.82%) Finance
18 43 (9.60%) Windows XP
19 42 (9.38%) TCP/IP
20 40 (8.93%) Citrix
20 40 (8.93%) Degree
21 38 (8.48%) MS PowerPoint
21 38 (8.48%) DNS
22 37 (8.26%) Cisco
23 35 (7.81%) VPN
24 34 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
24 34 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
25 33 (7.37%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 63 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 45 (10.04%) SharePoint
3 30 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (4.91%) IIS
5 17 (3.79%) SharePoint Server
6 13 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.56%) Lync
9 7 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2000
10 6 (1.34%) WorkSite
11 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.12%) CMS
12 4 (0.89%) Apache
13 3 (0.67%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.67%) SAS
14 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 250 (55.80%) MS Excel
2 38 (8.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 32 (7.14%) MS Project
4 17 (3.79%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.45%) Simulink
5 2 (0.45%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.45%) RoboHelp
5 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.22%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.22%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (2.90%) Agresso
2 12 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.12%) Primavera
5 4 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.89%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.67%) Line 500
7 2 (0.45%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.91%) Office 365
2 6 (1.34%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.45%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 50 (11.16%) LAN
2 48 (10.71%) WAN
3 42 (9.38%) TCP/IP
4 38 (8.48%) DNS
5 35 (7.81%) VPN
6 28 (6.25%) DHCP
7 25 (5.58%) Firewall
8 16 (3.57%) Internet
9 12 (2.68%) SAN
10 11 (2.46%) Wireless
11 10 (2.23%) IP Telephony
12 8 (1.79%) VoIP
12 8 (1.79%) HTTP
13 7 (1.56%) VLAN
14 6 (1.34%) MPLS
14 6 (1.34%) 3G
14 6 (1.34%) WebEx
15 4 (0.89%) ADSL
15 4 (0.89%) FTP
15 4 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (5.36%) MS Access
5 18 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (2.90%) Data Mining
8 10 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.56%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.34%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 5 (1.12%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.45%) Big Data
13 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects XI
13 1 (0.22%) MySQL
13 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (6.47%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.34%) JIRA
3 5 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.67%) Ranorex
5 3 (0.67%) LLBLGen Pro
5 3 (0.67%) NetAdvantage
6 2 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.45%) Subversion
7 1 (0.22%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.22%) NUnit
7 1 (0.22%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
General
1 44 (9.82%) Finance
2 21 (4.69%) Marketing
3 17 (3.79%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.79%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.79%) Law
5 7 (1.56%) Legal
6 6 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.34%) Automotive
6 6 (1.34%) Retail
7 5 (1.12%) Banking
7 5 (1.12%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.67%) Games
9 2 (0.45%) Electronics
9 2 (0.45%) Back Office
9 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.45%) Finnish Language
9 2 (0.45%) French Language
9 2 (0.45%) Billing
9 2 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 157 (35.04%) Analyst
2 63 (14.06%) Support Analyst
3 51 (11.38%) Developer
4 43 (9.60%) Support Engineer
5 39 (8.71%) IT Support
6 38 (8.48%) Service Analyst
7 35 (7.81%) Administrator
7 35 (7.81%) Service Desk Analyst
8 27 (6.03%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (4.69%) 1st Line Support
10 19 (4.24%) Business Analyst
10 19 (4.24%) Project Manager
11 18 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
12 17 (3.79%) Desktop Support
13 15 (3.35%) Applications Developer
13 15 (3.35%) Senior Business Analyst
13 15 (3.35%) IT Support Analyst
14 13 (2.90%) SharePoint Developer
15 12 (2.68%) Help Desk Analyst
15 12 (2.68%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (14.06%) .NET
2 33 (7.37%) ASP.NET
3 32 (7.14%) CSS
4 31 (6.92%) HTML
5 28 (6.25%) XML
6 26 (5.80%) .NET Framework
7 19 (4.24%) jQuery
8 14 (3.13%) HTML5
8 14 (3.13%) Entity Framework
9 13 (2.90%) Ajax
10 11 (2.46%) LINQ
11 8 (1.79%) EDI
11 8 (1.79%) DOM
11 8 (1.79%) JSON
11 8 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (0.89%) CGI
13 4 (0.89%) ADO.NET
13 4 (0.89%) COM
13 4 (0.89%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.24%) Management Information System
2 19 (4.24%) Blackberry
3 16 (3.57%) Social Media
4 10 (2.23%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.34%) PMI
5 6 (1.34%) Visualisation
5 6 (1.34%) iSeries
5 6 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.12%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.12%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.12%) Clustering
7 4 (0.89%) GIS
8 3 (0.67%) Copywriting
8 3 (0.67%) Statistics
8 3 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.67%) Replication
9 2 (0.45%) EPoS
9 2 (0.45%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.45%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 253 (56.47%) Windows
2 105 (23.44%) Windows 7
3 63 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (9.60%) Windows XP
6 30 (6.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (4.46%) Windows 8
8 13 (2.90%) Linux
9 8 (1.79%) UNIX
10 6 (1.34%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.89%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.67%) Solaris
13 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.22%) Android
14 1 (0.22%) AIX
14 1 (0.22%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (19.42%) ITIL
2 55 (12.28%) Project Management
3 26 (5.80%) CRM
4 23 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 20 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (4.24%) Time Management
6 19 (4.24%) ERP
7 18 (4.02%) Business Analysis
8 17 (3.79%) Logistics
8 17 (3.79%) PRINCE2
9 16 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (2.90%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (2.90%) Scrum
11 12 (2.68%) Workflow
11 12 (2.68%) Service Management
11 12 (2.68%) Web Development
11 12 (2.68%) Incident Management
12 11 (2.46%) People Management
12 11 (2.46%) Analytics
12 11 (2.46%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 116 (25.89%) SQL
2 52 (11.61%) C#
3 30 (6.70%) JavaScript
4 23 (5.13%) VB.NET
5 21 (4.69%) VBA
6 19 (4.24%) Java
7 15 (3.35%) T-SQL
7 15 (3.35%) C
7 15 (3.35%) VB
8 4 (0.89%) VB6
9 3 (0.67%) VBScript
10 2 (0.45%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.45%) C++
11 1 (0.22%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.22%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.22%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 40 (8.93%) Degree
2 34 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (3.57%) MCSE
5 15 (3.35%) CCNA
5 15 (3.35%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (2.90%) MCTS
7 12 (2.68%) Security Cleared
7 12 (2.68%) MCITP
8 11 (2.46%) MCP
9 9 (2.01%) SC Cleared
10 8 (1.79%) PMI Certification
11 7 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (1.34%) HND
13 5 (1.12%) CCNP
13 5 (1.12%) ISEB
14 4 (0.89%) HNC
15 3 (0.67%) MCSA
15 3 (0.67%) A+ Certification
16 2 (0.45%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.80%) SLA
2 11 (2.46%) QA
3 5 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 147 (32.81%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.68%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.46%) vSphere
5 10 (2.23%) Terminal Services
6 8 (1.79%) XenApp
7 6 (1.34%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.89%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.67%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.22%) Firmware
11 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (2.90%) SCCM
2 7 (1.56%) Nagios
3 4 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.22%) Plesk
5 1 (0.22%) WSUS
5 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 315 (70.31%) Microsoft
2 47 (10.49%) VMware
3 40 (8.93%) Citrix
4 37 (8.26%) Cisco
5 15 (3.35%) Apple
6 14 (3.13%) Google
7 10 (2.23%) HP
7 10 (2.23%) Adobe
8 8 (1.79%) SAP
8 8 (1.79%) DevExpress
8 8 (1.79%) Altova
9 7 (1.56%) LANDesk
9 7 (1.56%) Dell
10 6 (1.34%) Interwoven
10 6 (1.34%) Avaya
10 6 (1.34%) Tableau
11 5 (1.12%) Facebook
11 5 (1.12%) Twitter
12 4 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.89%) CheckPoint
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Worcestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: Competitive plus commission
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £15000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Barclay Anderson Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £19000.00 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £18k - 20k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £0 - £20,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + FULL BENS
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + full benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £19000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Shropshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + on-call
Posted: 6 days ago