The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 51 40 82
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +42
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 226 255 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.21% 4.59% 2.82%
As % of the Applications category 25.89% 29.45% 20.97%
Number of salaries quoted 191 217 113
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,650 £20,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £44,300
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
Applications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
873 866 658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.25% 15.60% 13.44%
Number of salaries quoted 706 748 568
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
MS Office
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -7 90 £33,000 -17.50% 10
Staffordshire +2 37 £29,500 +18.00% 5
Warwickshire +2 30 £33,000 -22.35% 2
Solihull +6 19 £29,500 +55.26% 1
Coventry -20 17 £37,500 +15.38% 6
Shropshire +6 7 £17,500 -27.08% 2
Worcestershire -6 5 £17,000 -40.35% 3
Halesowen - 3 £21,000 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £27,000 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £35,000 - 1
Herefordshire -4 1 - -
Tipton - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 £25,000 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 302 (62.27%) Microsoft
2 236 (48.66%) MS Excel
3 200 (41.24%) Windows
4 162 (33.40%) Active Directory
5 146 (30.10%) Finance
6 119 (24.54%) SQL
7 92 (18.97%) SQL Server
8 78 (16.08%) SharePoint
9 71 (14.64%) MS Exchange
10 63 (12.99%) ITIL
11 62 (12.78%) MS Project
12 51 (10.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 50 (10.31%) Project Management
14 48 (9.90%) Degree
14 48 (9.90%) Windows 7
15 46 (9.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 45 (9.28%) WSUS
16 45 (9.28%) Office 365
17 44 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
18 43 (8.87%) .NET
18 43 (8.87%) PRINCE2
18 43 (8.87%) Windows XP
18 43 (8.87%) VMware
19 42 (8.66%) TCP/IP
19 42 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
20 41 (8.45%) Telecoms
21 40 (8.25%) Citrix
22 39 (8.04%) Service Delivery
23 38 (7.84%) DNS
24 37 (7.63%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 78 (16.08%) SharePoint
2 71 (14.64%) MS Exchange
3 23 (4.74%) Lync
4 22 (4.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (4.12%) IIS
6 18 (3.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (1.86%) IBM Notes
11 8 (1.65%) Apache
11 8 (1.65%) Moodle
12 6 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2000
13 5 (1.03%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.82%) WordPress
15 2 (0.41%) GroupWise
15 2 (0.41%) WorkSite
Applications
1 236 (48.66%) MS Excel
2 62 (12.78%) MS Project
3 35 (7.22%) MS Visio
4 34 (7.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.41%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.21%) GIMP
7 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.86%) assyst
2 8 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.44%) Summit
3 7 (1.44%) Line 500
4 5 (1.03%) Maximo
4 5 (1.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.62%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.62%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.21%) Magento
7 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.21%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 45 (9.28%) Office 365
2 6 (1.24%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.62%) IaaS
4 2 (0.41%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (8.66%) TCP/IP
2 38 (7.84%) DNS
3 36 (7.42%) WAN
3 36 (7.42%) Firewall
4 35 (7.22%) LAN
5 28 (5.77%) Internet
6 26 (5.36%) VPN
7 18 (3.71%) SSH
8 16 (3.30%) DHCP
9 15 (3.09%) SSL
9 15 (3.09%) Unified Communications
10 14 (2.89%) VLAN
10 14 (2.89%) SAN
10 14 (2.89%) HTTP
11 13 (2.68%) Wireless
12 10 (2.06%) Network Security
13 8 (1.65%) ADSL
14 7 (1.44%) Broadband
14 7 (1.44%) VoIP
15 5 (1.03%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 21 (4.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (3.09%) OLAP
6 14 (2.89%) MySQL
7 13 (2.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 13 (2.68%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (2.27%) IBM InfoSphere
10 8 (1.65%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 8 (1.65%) Data Mining
11 7 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.03%) DB2
12 5 (1.03%) Oracle OLAP
12 5 (1.03%) Cognos Query Studio
12 5 (1.03%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 27 (5.57%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.82%) JIRA
3 4 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (0.82%) Toad
3 4 (0.82%) ERwin
4 3 (0.62%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (0.62%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.41%) MSI
5 2 (0.41%) NetAdvantage
5 2 (0.41%) LLBLGen Pro
5 2 (0.41%) Selenium
5 2 (0.41%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.21%) Redmine
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
General
1 146 (30.10%) Finance
2 41 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 30 (6.19%) Legal
4 22 (4.54%) Retail
5 18 (3.71%) Banking
6 14 (2.89%) Publishing
7 10 (2.06%) Billing
7 10 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.06%) Law
8 9 (1.86%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.44%) Automotive
10 6 (1.24%) Marketing
11 4 (0.82%) Front Office
12 3 (0.62%) Advertising
12 3 (0.62%) Local Government
13 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.41%) German Language
14 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 182 (37.53%) Analyst
2 60 (12.37%) Support Analyst
3 57 (11.75%) Developer
4 41 (8.45%) Support Engineer
5 39 (8.04%) Business Analyst
6 26 (5.36%) Consultant
7 25 (5.15%) IT Support
8 24 (4.95%) Service Analyst
8 24 (4.95%) Service Desk Analyst
8 24 (4.95%) SQL Developer
9 21 (4.33%) Project Manager
10 20 (4.12%) Project Planner
10 20 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
11 18 (3.71%) Administrator
11 18 (3.71%) Service Manager
12 17 (3.51%) Coordinator
12 17 (3.51%) Architect
13 16 (3.30%) Technical Manager
14 15 (3.09%) Programmer
15 14 (2.89%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.87%) .NET
2 16 (3.30%) ASP.NET
2 16 (3.30%) XML
3 15 (3.09%) HTML
4 11 (2.27%) .NET Framework
5 9 (1.86%) LAMP
6 8 (1.65%) WinForms
6 8 (1.65%) MDX
7 7 (1.44%) CSS
8 5 (1.03%) Middleware
8 5 (1.03%) WPF
9 4 (0.82%) WF
9 4 (0.82%) LINQ
9 4 (0.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (0.82%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 4 (0.82%) Web Services
9 4 (0.82%) ADO.NET
10 2 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.41%) jQuery
10 2 (0.41%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.57%) Management Information System
2 24 (4.95%) Blackberry
3 21 (4.33%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.09%) Mathematics
5 12 (2.47%) Economics
6 10 (2.06%) Open Source
7 7 (1.44%) Social Media
7 7 (1.44%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.24%) PDA
9 5 (1.03%) Derivative
9 5 (1.03%) iPhone
10 4 (0.82%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.82%) Clustering
10 4 (0.82%) VLE
11 3 (0.62%) iPad
12 2 (0.41%) DTV
12 2 (0.41%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.41%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.41%) CMDB
12 2 (0.41%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 200 (41.24%) Windows
2 51 (10.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (9.90%) Windows 7
4 46 (9.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (8.87%) Windows XP
6 29 (5.98%) Linux
7 23 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (3.92%) Windows 8
9 12 (2.47%) Apple iOS
9 12 (2.47%) UNIX
10 10 (2.06%) Android
11 9 (1.86%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.82%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.82%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.21%) Debian
14 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (12.99%) ITIL
2 50 (10.31%) Project Management
3 43 (8.87%) PRINCE2
4 42 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
5 39 (8.04%) Service Delivery
6 37 (7.63%) Business Analysis
7 31 (6.39%) Operations Management
7 31 (6.39%) ITIL V3
7 31 (6.39%) Server Monitoring
8 28 (5.77%) ETL
9 25 (5.15%) Time Management
10 23 (4.74%) Project Planning
11 22 (4.54%) CRM
12 20 (4.12%) E-Commerce
12 20 (4.12%) Document Management
12 20 (4.12%) Scrum
12 20 (4.12%) Change Control
13 19 (3.92%) OO
14 17 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (3.30%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 119 (24.54%) SQL
2 21 (4.33%) VB.NET
2 21 (4.33%) C#
3 20 (4.12%) T-SQL
4 18 (3.71%) C++
5 17 (3.51%) PowerShell
6 16 (3.30%) PHP
7 15 (3.09%) JavaScript
8 14 (2.89%) Perl
8 14 (2.89%) Bash Shell
9 11 (2.27%) Java
10 10 (2.06%) VB
11 7 (1.44%) VBA
12 5 (1.03%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.41%) RPG
13 2 (0.41%) Delphi
13 2 (0.41%) VB6
13 2 (0.41%) Ruby
14 1 (0.21%) VBScript
14 1 (0.21%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (9.90%) Degree
2 44 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (7.63%) Security Cleared
4 22 (4.54%) MCSE
5 14 (2.89%) ISEB
6 13 (2.68%) MCTS
6 13 (2.68%) MCITP
7 12 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.27%) SC Cleared
9 9 (1.86%) CCNA
10 8 (1.65%) MCP
10 8 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.03%) MCAD
11 5 (1.03%) MCSD
12 4 (0.82%) CCNP
12 4 (0.82%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.41%) MOS
14 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.98%) QA
2 16 (3.30%) SLA
3 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.41%) P3O
System Software
1 162 (33.40%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.95%) Hyper-V
3 19 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (3.71%) vSphere
5 14 (2.89%) Forefront TMG
6 8 (1.65%) Shibboleth
7 5 (1.03%) XenApp
8 4 (0.82%) XenServer
8 4 (0.82%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.62%) Squid
10 2 (0.41%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (9.28%) WSUS
2 22 (4.54%) Backup Exec
3 14 (2.89%) SCCM
4 7 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.03%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.03%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (1.03%) Control-M
6 3 (0.62%) SCOM
6 3 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.62%) Plesk
7 2 (0.41%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.21%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 302 (62.27%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.87%) VMware
3 40 (8.25%) Citrix
4 28 (5.77%) Cisco
5 25 (5.15%) Oracle
6 19 (3.92%) Fujitsu
7 16 (3.30%) Altiris
8 15 (3.09%) NetApp
9 13 (2.68%) HP
10 12 (2.47%) Business Objects
11 11 (2.27%) Cognos
12 10 (2.06%) Apple
12 10 (2.06%) Symantec
12 10 (2.06%) SAP
13 9 (1.86%) Lotus
13 9 (1.86%) McAfee
13 9 (1.86%) Sage
13 9 (1.86%) Netezza
14 7 (1.44%) Juniper
15 6 (1.24%) BMC
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Telford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Robert Half
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Xoserve
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Volt
Salary: £7.00 per hour + Holiday Pay
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Aximis West
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Warwick
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 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: 13 days ago
West Midlands (County)
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago