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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 73 57 36
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -21
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 175 229 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.13% 4.18% 5.05%
As % of the Applications category 21.69% 27.43% 28.76%
Number of salaries quoted 145 193 247
Average salary £27,500 £30,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.56% -5.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,250 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,250 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+4.31% -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
807 835 970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.43% 15.26% 17.57%
Number of salaries quoted 653 678 843
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,346 £21,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -12 71 £31,500 -7.35% 6
Warwickshire -6 20 £27,500 -16.03% 1
Staffordshire -12 19 £22,750 -35.00%
Coventry -8 17 £28,000 -30.00% 3
Shropshire +2 14 £25,000 +19.04% 1
Wolverhampton -1 8 £23,000 -14.81% 1
Solihull -3 8 £30,500 +4.22% 1
Worcestershire -6 6 £28,250 +56.94% 2
West Bromwich -11 2 - -
Herefordshire +3 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield -3 1 £24,000 -31.42%
Halesowen -7 1 £20,000 -4.76%
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 244 (69.32%) Microsoft
2 184 (52.27%) MS Excel
3 180 (51.14%) Windows
4 97 (27.56%) Active Directory
5 86 (24.43%) ITIL
6 79 (22.44%) Windows 7
7 74 (21.02%) SQL
8 68 (19.32%) MS Exchange
9 64 (18.18%) Finance
10 60 (17.05%) Windows XP
11 59 (16.76%) SQL Server
12 53 (15.06%) Citrix
13 47 (13.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 47 (13.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 42 (11.93%) Project Management
15 38 (10.80%) SharePoint
16 37 (10.51%) LAN
17 35 (9.94%) Service Delivery
17 35 (9.94%) VMware
17 35 (9.94%) MS PowerPoint
18 34 (9.66%) WAN
18 34 (9.66%) TCP/IP
19 33 (9.38%) DNS
19 33 (9.38%) SLA
20 32 (9.09%) DHCP
21 31 (8.81%) VPN
22 30 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
23 29 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
23 29 (8.24%) Service Management
24 28 (7.95%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 68 (19.32%) MS Exchange
2 38 (10.80%) SharePoint
3 24 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (4.83%) IIS
5 15 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (3.13%) Lync
8 7 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2000
8 7 (1.99%) WorkSite
9 6 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.42%) CMS
11 4 (1.14%) Confluence
11 4 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.85%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.85%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (0.85%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.85%) SAS
13 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 184 (52.27%) MS Excel
2 35 (9.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (6.25%) MS Project
4 16 (4.55%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.27%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.57%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.42%) MFGPRO
2 4 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.57%) Agresso
3 2 (0.57%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.57%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.57%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.28%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.10%) Office 365
2 8 (2.27%) Google Analytics
3 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.85%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.57%) SaaS
5 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.51%) LAN
2 34 (9.66%) WAN
2 34 (9.66%) TCP/IP
3 33 (9.38%) DNS
4 32 (9.09%) DHCP
5 31 (8.81%) VPN
6 26 (7.39%) Wireless
7 20 (5.68%) Internet
8 17 (4.83%) Firewall
9 11 (3.13%) VoIP
10 7 (1.99%) HTTP
10 7 (1.99%) 3G
11 4 (1.14%) SAN
11 4 (1.14%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.85%) Frame Relay
12 3 (0.85%) IPsec
12 3 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.85%) MPLS
12 3 (0.85%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (16.76%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.26%) Crystal Reports
4 12 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.42%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (1.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 5 (1.42%) MS Access
8 5 (1.42%) Star Schema
8 5 (1.42%) BODI
9 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.14%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (1.14%) DB2
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 2 (0.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 8 (2.27%) Visual Studio
1 8 (2.27%) JIRA
1 8 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (1.14%) Ranorex
4 3 (0.85%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.85%) Selenium
5 2 (0.57%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.57%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.57%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.28%) Subversion
6 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
General
1 64 (18.18%) Finance
2 26 (7.39%) Manufacturing
3 19 (5.40%) Retail
4 14 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.13%) Front Office
5 11 (3.13%) Marketing
5 11 (3.13%) Legal
6 10 (2.84%) Law
7 7 (1.99%) Banking
8 6 (1.70%) Publishing
9 4 (1.14%) Local Government
10 3 (0.85%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.57%) Billing
11 2 (0.57%) Games
11 2 (0.57%) Automotive
11 2 (0.57%) Back Office
12 1 (0.28%) Electronics
12 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 113 (32.10%) Analyst
2 41 (11.65%) Support Engineer
3 40 (11.36%) Support Analyst
4 28 (7.95%) Service Analyst
5 27 (7.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 26 (7.39%) Developer
6 26 (7.39%) IT Support
7 25 (7.10%) Desktop Support
8 22 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
9 21 (5.97%) Administrator
10 18 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
11 17 (4.83%) Project Manager
12 16 (4.55%) Consultant
13 13 (3.69%) Systems Engineer
14 12 (3.41%) Technical Support
14 12 (3.41%) Coordinator
14 12 (3.41%) IT Support Engineer
15 10 (2.84%) Help Desk Analyst
15 10 (2.84%) Systems Support
16 9 (2.56%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.53%) .NET
2 17 (4.83%) HTML
3 15 (4.26%) CSS
4 14 (3.98%) XML
4 14 (3.98%) ASP.NET
5 11 (3.13%) jQuery
6 8 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 8 (2.27%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.99%) Entity Framework
8 6 (1.70%) HTML5
8 6 (1.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (1.70%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (1.14%) Ajax
9 4 (1.14%) CGI
10 3 (0.85%) Middleware
10 3 (0.85%) Classic ASP
10 3 (0.85%) Web Services
10 3 (0.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.69%) Blackberry
4 12 (3.41%) Client/Server
4 12 (3.41%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.84%) Data Structures
5 10 (2.84%) Replication
6 9 (2.56%) Social Media
7 6 (1.70%) FMCG
7 6 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.14%) GIS
10 3 (0.85%) CCTV
10 3 (0.85%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.85%) Life Science
10 3 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.85%) iPhone
10 3 (0.85%) iSeries
11 2 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 180 (51.14%) Windows
2 79 (22.44%) Windows 7
3 60 (17.05%) Windows XP
4 47 (13.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 47 (13.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (7.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (7.10%) Windows 8
7 24 (6.82%) Linux
8 13 (3.69%) Windows Vista
9 7 (1.99%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.85%) UNIX
11 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.28%) Android
13 1 (0.28%) AIX
13 1 (0.28%) Solaris
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.28%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (24.43%) ITIL
2 42 (11.93%) Project Management
3 35 (9.94%) Service Delivery
4 29 (8.24%) Service Management
4 29 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (5.40%) CRM
6 18 (5.11%) ERP
6 18 (5.11%) Time Management
7 15 (4.26%) SDLC
7 15 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (4.26%) Incident Management
8 14 (3.98%) Test Scripting
8 14 (3.98%) Scrum
9 13 (3.69%) PRINCE2
9 13 (3.69%) Software Testing
10 12 (3.41%) Migration
10 12 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (3.13%) Document Management
11 11 (3.13%) Resource Management
11 11 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 74 (21.02%) SQL
2 19 (5.40%) JavaScript
3 14 (3.98%) C#
4 7 (1.99%) T-SQL
4 7 (1.99%) VBScript
5 6 (1.70%) C
5 6 (1.70%) VBA
6 5 (1.42%) Java
7 4 (1.14%) MUMPS
7 4 (1.14%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.85%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.57%) ABAP
9 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.57%) VB
10 1 (0.28%) C++
10 1 (0.28%) Perl
10 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (6.53%) Degree
3 20 (5.68%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.68%) MCSE
4 17 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (4.26%) CCNA
6 12 (3.41%) MCITP
7 11 (3.13%) ISEB
8 10 (2.84%) MCTS
8 10 (2.84%) SC Cleared
8 10 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (2.27%) ISTQB
10 7 (1.99%) MCSA
11 6 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (1.14%) CCNP
12 4 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.85%) MCP
13 3 (0.85%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.38%) SLA
2 18 (5.11%) QA
3 7 (1.99%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.28%) P3O
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 97 (27.56%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.55%) XenApp
4 13 (3.69%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.56%) Terminal Server
6 7 (1.99%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.70%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.85%) vSphere
9 1 (0.28%) XenServer
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.28%) Novell eDirectory
9 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (2.84%) SCCM
2 4 (1.14%) WSUS
3 3 (0.85%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.85%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.28%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 244 (69.32%) Microsoft
2 53 (15.06%) Citrix
3 35 (9.94%) VMware
4 28 (7.95%) Cisco
5 18 (5.11%) Oracle
6 15 (4.26%) SAP
7 12 (3.41%) Google
7 12 (3.41%) Apple
8 11 (3.13%) HP
9 9 (2.56%) LANDesk
10 7 (1.99%) Interwoven
11 6 (1.70%) Planview
12 5 (1.42%) QAD
12 5 (1.42%) McAfee
12 5 (1.42%) Lotus
12 5 (1.42%) Dell
12 5 (1.42%) Veeam
13 4 (1.14%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.14%) Avaya
13 4 (1.14%) CheckPoint
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Car, bonus, pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £00000.00 - £1 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £00000.00 - £1 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + Market Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + bonuses, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Consult Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester
Bluetownonline Ltd
Salary: £38154 - £43941 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 8 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16500 - £22500 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Solihull
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus, Pension
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Law Society
Salary: From £35,373 to £41,616 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago