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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 55 38 74
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +36
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 234 275 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.23% 4.95% 3.29%
As % of the Applications category 27.89% 29.51% 22.59%
Number of salaries quoted 198 243 127
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,600 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -
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
839 932 695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.16% 16.76% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 684 813 591
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 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,938
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -8 94 £33,000 -19.51% 7
Staffordshire -13 39 £35,000 +40.00% 5
Warwickshire -4 26 £33,000 -22.35% 1
Solihull +13 22 £29,265 +58.18% 1
Coventry -16 17 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Shropshire 0 9 £21,000 -16.00% 4
Worcestershire -5 9 £17,500 -38.59% 3
Halesowen +1 3 £21,000 -16.00%
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £35,000 -
West Bromwich - 2 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £27,000 -
Herefordshire - 2 - - 1
Walsall -4 1 £25,000 -28.57%
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 322 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 230 (45.45%) MS Excel
3 213 (42.09%) Windows
4 155 (30.63%) Active Directory
5 149 (29.45%) Finance
6 136 (26.88%) SQL
7 103 (20.36%) SQL Server
8 96 (18.97%) SharePoint
9 76 (15.02%) ITIL
10 73 (14.43%) MS Exchange
11 67 (13.24%) MS Project
12 58 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 55 (10.87%) Degree
14 53 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
15 52 (10.28%) Windows 7
16 49 (9.68%) VMware
16 49 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 49 (9.68%) Citrix
17 48 (9.49%) Office 365
18 47 (9.29%) Project Management
18 47 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
18 47 (9.29%) .NET
19 44 (8.70%) Business Analysis
20 43 (8.50%) Windows XP
20 43 (8.50%) TCP/IP
21 41 (8.10%) DNS
21 41 (8.10%) PRINCE2
21 41 (8.10%) Telecoms
21 41 (8.10%) WSUS
22 40 (7.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 96 (18.97%) SharePoint
2 73 (14.43%) MS Exchange
3 26 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (4.55%) IIS
5 22 (4.35%) Lync
6 18 (3.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 17 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (2.96%) SharePoint Server
9 13 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (1.78%) Moodle
11 8 (1.58%) IBM Notes
11 8 (1.58%) Apache
12 7 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2000
14 5 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.79%) WordPress
15 4 (0.79%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.40%) GroupWise
Applications
1 230 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 67 (13.24%) MS Project
3 38 (7.51%) MS Visio
4 36 (7.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.40%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.20%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 12 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.78%) Summit
3 8 (1.58%) assyst
4 7 (1.38%) Line 500
4 7 (1.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.79%) Maximo
6 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.59%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.20%) CA Clarity
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 48 (9.49%) Office 365
2 10 (1.98%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.59%) IaaS
4 1 (0.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.50%) TCP/IP
2 41 (8.10%) DNS
3 40 (7.91%) Firewall
4 33 (6.52%) Internet
5 30 (5.93%) WAN
6 29 (5.73%) LAN
7 20 (3.95%) VPN
8 19 (3.75%) SAN
9 18 (3.56%) SSH
10 17 (3.36%) DHCP
11 15 (2.96%) VLAN
11 15 (2.96%) SSL
12 14 (2.77%) Unified Communications
12 14 (2.77%) HTTP
13 10 (1.98%) Network Security
13 10 (1.98%) ADSL
14 9 (1.78%) IP Telephony
14 9 (1.78%) Wireless
15 7 (1.38%) Symposium
15 7 (1.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (20.36%) SQL Server
2 40 (7.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (5.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 25 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (4.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (3.56%) OLAP
8 14 (2.77%) MySQL
8 14 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (2.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 13 (2.57%) IBM InfoSphere
10 12 (2.37%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.98%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 8 (1.58%) Crystal Reports
12 8 (1.58%) Data Mining
13 7 (1.38%) Oracle OLAP
13 7 (1.38%) Cognos Query Studio
13 7 (1.38%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 7 (1.38%) Cognos Report Studio
14 5 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 32 (6.32%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.38%) ERwin
2 7 (1.38%) Toad
3 6 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.79%) JIRA
5 3 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.59%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.40%) LLBLGen Pro
6 2 (0.40%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.40%) MSI
6 2 (0.40%) NetAdvantage
6 2 (0.40%) Selenium
7 1 (0.20%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.20%) Redmine
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 149 (29.45%) Finance
2 41 (8.10%) Telecoms
3 38 (7.51%) Legal
4 21 (4.15%) Retail
5 18 (3.56%) Banking
6 14 (2.77%) Law
6 14 (2.77%) Publishing
7 11 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.98%) Billing
8 10 (1.98%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.38%) Automotive
10 4 (0.79%) Front Office
10 4 (0.79%) Marketing
11 3 (0.59%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.40%) German Language
13 1 (0.20%) Local Government
13 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 184 (36.36%) Analyst
2 65 (12.85%) Developer
3 51 (10.08%) Support Analyst
4 48 (9.49%) Business Analyst
5 41 (8.10%) Support Engineer
6 29 (5.73%) SQL Developer
7 26 (5.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 26 (5.14%) Service Analyst
8 25 (4.94%) Consultant
9 23 (4.55%) IT Support
10 20 (3.95%) Project Manager
10 20 (3.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 19 (3.75%) Administrator
12 18 (3.56%) Project Planner
13 17 (3.36%) Service Manager
13 17 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
13 17 (3.36%) Programmer
14 16 (3.16%) Architect
14 16 (3.16%) Coordinator
15 15 (2.96%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (9.29%) .NET
2 19 (3.75%) ASP.NET
3 18 (3.56%) XML
4 14 (2.77%) HTML
5 11 (2.17%) .NET Framework
5 11 (2.17%) WinForms
6 9 (1.78%) LAMP
7 8 (1.58%) MDX
7 8 (1.58%) WPF
8 7 (1.38%) WF
8 7 (1.38%) LINQ
9 6 (1.19%) CSS
10 5 (0.99%) Middleware
11 4 (0.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 4 (0.79%) ADO.NET
11 4 (0.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 4 (0.79%) Software Packaging
12 3 (0.59%) Web Services
13 2 (0.40%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (0.40%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.13%) Management Information System
2 27 (5.34%) Computer Science
3 26 (5.14%) Blackberry
4 17 (3.36%) Economics
5 16 (3.16%) Mathematics
6 11 (2.17%) Credit Risk
7 10 (1.98%) Open Source
8 9 (1.78%) Derivative
9 8 (1.58%) Clustering
10 7 (1.38%) Social Media
11 6 (1.19%) PDA
12 5 (0.99%) iPhone
13 4 (0.79%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.79%) VLE
14 3 (0.59%) CMDB
14 3 (0.59%) NHS
14 3 (0.59%) iPad
15 2 (0.40%) Data Integration
15 2 (0.40%) DTV
15 2 (0.40%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 213 (42.09%) Windows
2 58 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (10.28%) Windows 7
4 49 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (8.50%) Windows XP
6 32 (6.32%) Linux
7 29 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (4.15%) Windows 8
9 12 (2.37%) Apple iOS
10 10 (1.98%) Android
11 9 (1.78%) UNIX
12 8 (1.58%) Windows 2000
13 6 (1.19%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.79%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.20%) Debian
16 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (15.02%) ITIL
2 47 (9.29%) Project Management
2 47 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
3 44 (8.70%) Business Analysis
4 41 (8.10%) PRINCE2
5 36 (7.11%) Service Delivery
6 35 (6.92%) ETL
7 27 (5.34%) Server Monitoring
7 27 (5.34%) Time Management
7 27 (5.34%) ITIL V3
7 27 (5.34%) Operations Management
8 25 (4.94%) Change Control
8 25 (4.94%) CRM
9 22 (4.35%) Scrum
10 21 (4.15%) Document Management
10 21 (4.15%) Project Planning
11 20 (3.95%) Quality Management
12 19 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (3.56%) Data Analysis
14 17 (3.36%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 136 (26.88%) SQL
2 25 (4.94%) C#
3 22 (4.35%) VB.NET
4 21 (4.15%) T-SQL
5 17 (3.36%) PowerShell
5 17 (3.36%) JavaScript
5 17 (3.36%) PHP
6 16 (3.16%) C++
7 14 (2.77%) Bash Shell
7 14 (2.77%) Perl
8 11 (2.17%) VB
9 9 (1.78%) Java
10 8 (1.58%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.58%) VBA
11 3 (0.59%) Delphi
12 2 (0.40%) RPG
12 2 (0.40%) Ruby
12 2 (0.40%) VB6
13 1 (0.20%) Pascal
13 1 (0.20%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (10.87%) Degree
2 53 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (7.71%) Security Cleared
4 24 (4.74%) MCSE
5 15 (2.96%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.57%) ISEB
7 11 (2.17%) MCITP
7 11 (2.17%) MCTS
8 9 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.38%) MCAD
9 7 (1.38%) MCSD
10 6 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (1.19%) MCP
10 6 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.19%) CCNA
11 5 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.79%) CCNP
12 4 (0.79%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.52%) QA
2 18 (3.56%) SLA
3 2 (0.40%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) P3O
System Software
1 155 (30.63%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.14%) Hyper-V
3 25 (4.94%) vSphere
4 18 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (2.77%) Forefront TMG
6 11 (2.17%) XenApp
7 8 (1.58%) Shibboleth
7 8 (1.58%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.99%) XenServer
9 4 (0.79%) Squid
9 4 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 41 (8.10%) WSUS
2 21 (4.15%) Backup Exec
3 18 (3.56%) SCCM
4 6 (1.19%) SCOM
5 5 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.79%) SCDPM
6 4 (0.79%) Plesk
6 4 (0.79%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.79%) Control-M
7 3 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.40%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.20%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 322 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 49 (9.68%) VMware
2 49 (9.68%) Citrix
3 29 (5.73%) Cisco
4 25 (4.94%) Oracle
5 16 (3.16%) Business Objects
5 16 (3.16%) Fujitsu
5 16 (3.16%) Altiris
6 15 (2.96%) Cognos
7 14 (2.77%) HP
7 14 (2.77%) NetApp
8 12 (2.37%) Apple
9 11 (2.17%) Netezza
10 10 (1.98%) SAP
11 9 (1.78%) McAfee
12 8 (1.58%) Sage
12 8 (1.58%) Symantec
12 8 (1.58%) Lotus
13 7 (1.38%) Dell
13 7 (1.38%) Juniper
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Staffordshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £17000 - £18000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Car, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
LA International
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
The SmartList
Salary: 28-30k
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fresh Insurance Services Group
Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum Based On Experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 8%Bonus,Pension,Bupa,25 days
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JLL
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Worcestershire
Jumar Solutions
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Pioneer Consulting - SAP
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Netcom Resourcing
Salary: £17,000 - £25,000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago
Telford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago