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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 40 37 68
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +31
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 271 234 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.50% 5.29% 3.75%
As % of the Applications category 33.88% 31.88% 23.07%
Number of salaries quoted 243 207 147
Average salary £30,500 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.90% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,050 £18,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £28,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
800 734 776
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.24% 16.60% 16.24%
Number of salaries quoted 702 595 681
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,369 £20,000 £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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -8 101 £32,500 +8.33% 10
Staffordshire +17 44 £26,000 +23.80% 5
Coventry +6 36 £25,000 -16.66% 3
Warwickshire +1 32 £27,850 -16.86% 11
Worcestershire +20 18 £42,500 +129.72% 4
Solihull -10 10 £30,250 +21.00%
Walsall - 8 £20,500 - 1
Shropshire -11 7 £18,750 -6.25% 1
Herefordshire 0 3 £22,000 -1.12% 1
Wolverhampton -10 1 £27,250 -16.15% 2
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 344 (66.80%) Microsoft
2 279 (54.17%) Windows
3 249 (48.35%) MS Excel
4 146 (28.35%) Active Directory
5 128 (24.85%) SQL
6 124 (24.08%) SQL Server
7 109 (21.17%) ITIL
8 108 (20.97%) Windows 7
9 86 (16.70%) .NET
10 78 (15.15%) SharePoint
11 73 (14.17%) Degree
12 70 (13.59%) C#
13 67 (13.01%) Finance
13 67 (13.01%) TCP/IP
14 64 (12.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 60 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
16 59 (11.46%) MS Exchange
17 58 (11.26%) Microsoft Certification
17 58 (11.26%) Windows Server 2003
18 49 (9.51%) Project Management
18 49 (9.51%) LAN
19 48 (9.32%) Windows XP
20 47 (9.13%) ASP.NET
21 46 (8.93%) VB.NET
22 44 (8.54%) MS Project
22 44 (8.54%) WAN
23 43 (8.35%) VMware
24 41 (7.96%) Visual Studio
25 37 (7.18%) CRM
26 36 (6.99%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 78 (15.15%) SharePoint
2 59 (11.46%) MS Exchange
3 36 (6.99%) SharePoint Server
4 24 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (3.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 18 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (3.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (2.52%) IIS
8 12 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (2.33%) Lync
9 7 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.97%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.97%) SAS
11 4 (0.78%) ColdFusion
11 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.58%) Apache
13 2 (0.39%) OpenEdge
13 2 (0.39%) Moodle
13 2 (0.39%) CMS
Applications
1 249 (48.35%) MS Excel
2 44 (8.54%) MS Project
3 31 (6.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (3.30%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.17%) Simulink
6 5 (0.97%) RoboHelp
7 3 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.58%) InDesign
7 3 (0.58%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.39%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.39%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.39%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 20 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.94%) Agresso
4 8 (1.55%) Line 500
5 4 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.58%) Epicor Vantage
7 2 (0.39%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.39%) Summit
7 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.44%) Office 365
2 7 (1.36%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.58%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (13.01%) TCP/IP
2 49 (9.51%) LAN
3 44 (8.54%) WAN
4 30 (5.83%) Internet
5 28 (5.44%) Firewall
6 26 (5.05%) DNS
7 25 (4.85%) VPN
8 17 (3.30%) SAN
9 15 (2.91%) DHCP
10 13 (2.52%) VoIP
10 13 (2.52%) IP Telephony
11 8 (1.55%) Symposium
12 5 (0.97%) NAS
12 5 (0.97%) Wireless
12 5 (0.97%) Intranet
12 5 (0.97%) MPLS
12 5 (0.97%) SMTP
12 5 (0.97%) ADSL
13 4 (0.78%) FTP
13 4 (0.78%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (24.08%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (3.88%) MS Access
6 18 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (2.33%) Data Mining
9 10 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (1.75%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.97%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.78%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.78%) Big Data
13 3 (0.58%) BusinessObjects XI
13 3 (0.58%) Base SAS
13 3 (0.58%) OLAP
14 2 (0.39%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 41 (7.96%) Visual Studio
2 9 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (1.36%) LLBLGen Pro
3 7 (1.36%) NetAdvantage
4 6 (1.17%) JIRA
5 3 (0.58%) Toad
5 3 (0.58%) ERwin
6 2 (0.39%) Subversion
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 67 (13.01%) Finance
2 24 (4.66%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.50%) Manufacturing
4 16 (3.11%) Legal
5 15 (2.91%) Front Office
6 11 (2.14%) Automotive
7 10 (1.94%) Law
8 8 (1.55%) Retail
8 8 (1.55%) Marketing
9 6 (1.17%) Banking
9 6 (1.17%) Advertising
10 5 (0.97%) Billing
10 5 (0.97%) Electronics
10 5 (0.97%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.78%) Local Government
11 4 (0.78%) Games
12 2 (0.39%) Finnish Language
12 2 (0.39%) French Language
12 2 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 184 (35.73%) Analyst
2 70 (13.59%) Developer
3 68 (13.20%) Support Analyst
4 41 (7.96%) Service Analyst
5 38 (7.38%) Service Desk Analyst
6 31 (6.02%) Support Engineer
7 29 (5.63%) Business Analyst
8 27 (5.24%) Consultant
8 27 (5.24%) IT Support
9 25 (4.85%) Administrator
10 24 (4.66%) 1st Line Support
11 22 (4.27%) Technical Consultant
12 21 (4.08%) Team Leader
13 20 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
13 20 (3.88%) Technical Support
14 19 (3.69%) Desktop Support
15 17 (3.30%) Software Developer
15 17 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
16 16 (3.11%) Project Manager
16 16 (3.11%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (16.70%) .NET
2 47 (9.13%) ASP.NET
3 36 (6.99%) HTML
4 33 (6.41%) XML
5 31 (6.02%) CSS
6 23 (4.47%) .NET Framework
7 20 (3.88%) LINQ
8 17 (3.30%) Ajax
9 14 (2.72%) HTML5
10 13 (2.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 13 (2.52%) WPF
10 13 (2.52%) WF
10 13 (2.52%) ADO.NET
11 12 (2.33%) WinForms
12 11 (2.14%) EDI
13 10 (1.94%) JSON
13 10 (1.94%) jQuery
14 8 (1.55%) Silverlight
14 8 (1.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 8 (1.55%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.69%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.91%) Blackberry
5 10 (1.94%) Clustering
6 8 (1.55%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.55%) Economics
7 7 (1.36%) Mathematics
8 5 (0.97%) NHS
8 5 (0.97%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.97%) Smart Meter
8 5 (0.97%) Visualisation
8 5 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (0.97%) CAN bus
8 5 (0.97%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.78%) User Experience
9 4 (0.78%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.78%) PDA
9 4 (0.78%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 279 (54.17%) Windows
2 108 (20.97%) Windows 7
3 64 (12.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (11.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (9.32%) Windows XP
6 29 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (3.69%) Windows 8
8 15 (2.91%) Linux
9 9 (1.75%) Windows Vista
10 7 (1.36%) UNIX
11 5 (0.97%) Android
12 4 (0.78%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.19%) Debian
15 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (21.17%) ITIL
2 49 (9.51%) Project Management
3 37 (7.18%) CRM
4 31 (6.02%) Business Analysis
5 30 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (4.66%) Workflow
7 21 (4.08%) ERP
7 21 (4.08%) Software Engineering
7 21 (4.08%) Data Analysis
8 19 (3.69%) PRINCE2
9 18 (3.50%) Logistics
9 18 (3.50%) Change Control
10 16 (3.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (2.91%) ETRM
11 15 (2.91%) Service Delivery
11 15 (2.91%) Change Management
12 14 (2.72%) Incident Management
12 14 (2.72%) Business Development
12 14 (2.72%) Time Management
12 14 (2.72%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (24.85%) SQL
2 70 (13.59%) C#
3 46 (8.93%) VB.NET
4 33 (6.41%) JavaScript
5 30 (5.83%) VB
6 29 (5.63%) VBA
7 18 (3.50%) Java
8 15 (2.91%) T-SQL
8 15 (2.91%) VBScript
8 15 (2.91%) Python
9 12 (2.33%) C
10 7 (1.36%) VB6
11 6 (1.17%) MATLAB
12 5 (0.97%) Embedded C
12 5 (0.97%) Embedded C++
12 5 (0.97%) C++
12 5 (0.97%) PHP
13 3 (0.58%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.19%) Delphi
14 1 (0.19%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 73 (14.17%) Degree
2 58 (11.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (4.85%) ITIL Certification
4 24 (4.66%) MCSE
5 20 (3.88%) MCTS
6 19 (3.69%) MCP
7 17 (3.30%) CCNA
7 17 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (3.30%) Security Cleared
8 13 (2.52%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.94%) MCITP
10 8 (1.55%) HND
11 6 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.97%) MCSA
13 3 (0.58%) ISEB
13 3 (0.58%) HNC
13 3 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.58%) PMP
13 3 (0.58%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.39%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.41%) SLA
2 19 (3.69%) QA
3 6 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.58%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 146 (28.35%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.11%) Hyper-V
3 16 (3.11%) vSphere
4 8 (1.55%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.17%) XenApp
6 5 (0.97%) Firmware
7 4 (0.78%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.39%) Squid
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.19%) XenServer
10 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (3.69%) SCCM
2 7 (1.36%) Nagios
3 5 (0.97%) SCOM
3 5 (0.97%) SCDPM
4 4 (0.78%) Windows Intune
4 4 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.58%) Plesk
6 2 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.39%) cPanel
7 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 344 (66.80%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.35%) VMware
3 36 (6.99%) Citrix
4 33 (6.41%) Cisco
5 13 (2.52%) Adobe
6 11 (2.14%) HP
7 10 (1.94%) Apple
8 9 (1.75%) SAP
9 8 (1.55%) Business Objects
9 8 (1.55%) Sage
9 8 (1.55%) Reuters
9 8 (1.55%) Bloomberg
9 8 (1.55%) Altova
9 8 (1.55%) DevExpress
10 7 (1.36%) Lotus
10 7 (1.36%) Infragistics
10 7 (1.36%) Oracle
10 7 (1.36%) Avaya
11 6 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.17%) Nortel
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Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warwickshire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
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Stafford
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Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum (dependent on experience) + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
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