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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 48 44 73
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +29
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 252 243 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.60% 4.88% 3.12%
As % of the Applications category 27.54% 30.92% 19.42%
Number of salaries quoted 227 217 126
Average salary £30,500 £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,515 £18,500 £18,225
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £60,100
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -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
915 786 762
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.71% 15.78% 16.05%
Number of salaries quoted 798 665 677
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -13 92 £35,500 +37.86% 8
Coventry +9 39 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Staffordshire -2 39 £28,250 +34.52% 8
Warwickshire -2 20 £22,500 - 4
Solihull -10 20 £27,500 +10.00% 1
Worcestershire +25 19 £40,000 +116.21% 2
Shropshire -5 5 £19,250 -3.75% 4
Walsall -1 3 £18,500 -58.88% 1
Herefordshire 0 2 £26,000 +16.85%
Wolverhampton -6 2 £26,875 -17.30%
West Bromwich +8 1 £17,250 -23.33%
Dudley -6 1 £37,500 +102.70%
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 325 (67.99%) Microsoft
2 246 (51.46%) Windows
3 226 (47.28%) MS Excel
4 125 (26.15%) SQL Server
4 125 (26.15%) Active Directory
5 114 (23.85%) SQL
6 92 (19.25%) ITIL
7 91 (19.04%) Windows 7
8 88 (18.41%) SharePoint
9 81 (16.95%) Finance
10 77 (16.11%) Degree
11 75 (15.69%) .NET
12 72 (15.06%) Microsoft Certification
13 69 (14.44%) TCP/IP
14 67 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
15 63 (13.18%) Windows Server 2008
16 59 (12.34%) C#
17 53 (11.09%) MS Exchange
18 52 (10.88%) Windows Server 2003
19 48 (10.04%) Windows XP
19 48 (10.04%) ASP.NET
20 47 (9.83%) VB.NET
21 46 (9.62%) LAN
22 45 (9.41%) MS Project
22 45 (9.41%) Project Management
23 44 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
24 41 (8.58%) WAN
25 40 (8.37%) SharePoint Server
26 39 (8.16%) Internet
27 38 (7.95%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 88 (18.41%) SharePoint
2 53 (11.09%) MS Exchange
3 40 (8.37%) SharePoint Server
4 22 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (3.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 16 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (2.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 13 (2.72%) Lync
7 13 (2.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (2.09%) IIS
9 7 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.26%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.05%) SAS
11 5 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.84%) ColdFusion
13 3 (0.63%) Apache
14 2 (0.42%) OpenEdge
14 2 (0.42%) Moodle
Applications
1 226 (47.28%) MS Excel
2 45 (9.41%) MS Project
3 30 (6.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.30%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.26%) Simulink
6 5 (1.05%) RoboHelp
7 3 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.63%) InDesign
8 2 (0.42%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.42%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 19 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (2.30%) Line 500
3 10 (2.09%) Agresso
4 5 (1.05%) Summit
4 5 (1.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.63%) Epicor Vantage
7 2 (0.42%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.32%) Office 365
2 8 (1.67%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.63%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.21%) SaaS
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (14.44%) TCP/IP
2 46 (9.62%) LAN
3 41 (8.58%) WAN
4 39 (8.16%) Internet
5 31 (6.49%) Firewall
6 23 (4.81%) DNS
7 21 (4.39%) VPN
8 16 (3.35%) SAN
9 15 (3.14%) IP Telephony
10 13 (2.72%) DHCP
11 11 (2.30%) VoIP
11 11 (2.30%) Symposium
12 9 (1.88%) ADSL
13 7 (1.46%) Intranet
13 7 (1.46%) Network Security
14 6 (1.26%) NAS
15 5 (1.05%) Nortel Meridian
15 5 (1.05%) ATM
15 5 (1.05%) SMTP
16 4 (0.84%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (26.15%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (5.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (3.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (2.30%) OLAP
8 10 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.09%) Data Mining
9 9 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (1.88%) MS Access
10 7 (1.46%) IBM InfoSphere
10 7 (1.46%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 6 (1.26%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.05%) Cognos Query Studio
12 5 (1.05%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 5 (1.05%) Cognos Report Studio
12 5 (1.05%) Oracle OLAP
12 5 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 36 (7.53%) Visual Studio
2 11 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (1.88%) LLBLGen Pro
3 9 (1.88%) NetAdvantage
4 7 (1.46%) Toad
4 7 (1.46%) ERwin
5 2 (0.42%) Subversion
5 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 81 (16.95%) Finance
2 32 (6.69%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.44%) Legal
4 15 (3.14%) Front Office
5 13 (2.72%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.30%) Retail
7 10 (2.09%) Law
8 9 (1.88%) Automotive
8 9 (1.88%) Advertising
9 7 (1.46%) Banking
10 6 (1.26%) Billing
11 5 (1.05%) Electronics
11 5 (1.05%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.84%) Marketing
13 3 (0.63%) Local Government
13 3 (0.63%) Games
14 2 (0.42%) Publishing
14 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 170 (35.56%) Analyst
2 75 (15.69%) Developer
3 57 (11.92%) Support Analyst
4 32 (6.69%) Service Analyst
4 32 (6.69%) Business Analyst
5 31 (6.49%) Service Desk Analyst
6 28 (5.86%) Consultant
7 22 (4.60%) Software Developer
7 22 (4.60%) Team Leader
8 20 (4.18%) Technical Consultant
9 19 (3.97%) Technical Support
9 19 (3.97%) IT Support
10 18 (3.77%) Support Engineer
11 17 (3.56%) Desktop Support
12 16 (3.35%) 1st Line Support
12 16 (3.35%) Administrator
12 16 (3.35%) SQL Developer
12 16 (3.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 16 (3.35%) SharePoint Developer
13 15 (3.14%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (15.69%) .NET
2 48 (10.04%) ASP.NET
3 30 (6.28%) HTML
4 29 (6.07%) XML
5 21 (4.39%) CSS
6 19 (3.97%) .NET Framework
6 19 (3.97%) LINQ
7 17 (3.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 17 (3.56%) WPF
7 17 (3.56%) WF
7 17 (3.56%) WinForms
7 17 (3.56%) ADO.NET
8 14 (2.93%) Ajax
9 10 (2.09%) Silverlight
10 8 (1.67%) HTML5
11 6 (1.26%) Software Packaging
11 6 (1.26%) EDI
12 5 (1.05%) JSON
12 5 (1.05%) Web Services
12 5 (1.05%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.65%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.81%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.14%) Blackberry
5 12 (2.51%) Mathematics
6 11 (2.30%) Clustering
7 10 (2.09%) Economics
8 9 (1.88%) Derivative
8 9 (1.88%) Credit Risk
9 8 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.46%) User Experience
11 6 (1.26%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.26%) Social Media
11 6 (1.26%) NHS
12 5 (1.05%) Smart Meter
12 5 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (1.05%) CAN bus
12 5 (1.05%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.84%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 246 (51.46%) Windows
2 91 (19.04%) Windows 7
3 63 (13.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (10.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (10.04%) Windows XP
6 29 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (3.97%) Windows 8
8 16 (3.35%) Linux
9 7 (1.46%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.26%) Android
11 5 (1.05%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.63%) UNIX
12 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.42%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (19.25%) ITIL
2 45 (9.41%) Project Management
3 44 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (7.74%) CRM
5 34 (7.11%) Business Analysis
6 31 (6.49%) Workflow
7 27 (5.65%) PRINCE2
8 25 (5.23%) Software Engineering
9 19 (3.97%) ETL
9 19 (3.97%) Mentoring
10 17 (3.56%) Line Management
10 17 (3.56%) Change Control
10 17 (3.56%) ERP
10 17 (3.56%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (3.14%) ETRM
12 15 (3.14%) Data Analysis
12 15 (3.14%) Quality Management
12 15 (3.14%) Change Management
13 14 (2.93%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 114 (23.85%) SQL
2 59 (12.34%) C#
3 47 (9.83%) VB.NET
4 30 (6.28%) JavaScript
5 25 (5.23%) VB
6 21 (4.39%) VBA
7 15 (3.14%) Python
7 15 (3.14%) VBScript
8 12 (2.51%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.51%) Java
9 9 (1.88%) VB6
10 7 (1.46%) C
10 7 (1.46%) PHP
11 6 (1.26%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.26%) MATLAB
12 5 (1.05%) C++
12 5 (1.05%) Embedded C
12 5 (1.05%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.21%) Pascal
13 1 (0.21%) X++
Qualifications
1 77 (16.11%) Degree
2 72 (15.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (5.23%) MCSE
4 23 (4.81%) ITIL Certification
4 23 (4.81%) MCTS
5 20 (4.18%) Security Cleared
5 20 (4.18%) MCP
6 16 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (3.14%) CCNA
8 14 (2.93%) SC Cleared
9 10 (2.09%) MCITP
10 6 (1.26%) HND
11 5 (1.05%) ISEB
11 5 (1.05%) MCSA
11 5 (1.05%) MCAD
11 5 (1.05%) MCSD
12 3 (0.63%) HNC
12 3 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.28%) SLA
2 18 (3.77%) QA
3 5 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.42%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 125 (26.15%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.14%) vSphere
4 11 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.46%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.26%) XenApp
7 5 (1.05%) Firmware
8 3 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.42%) Squid
10 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.21%) XenServer
10 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (4.39%) SCCM
2 7 (1.46%) Nagios
3 6 (1.26%) SCOM
3 6 (1.26%) SCDPM
4 4 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (0.84%) Windows Intune
5 3 (0.63%) Plesk
6 2 (0.42%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.42%) cPanel
7 1 (0.21%) WSUS
7 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 325 (67.99%) Microsoft
2 38 (7.95%) VMware
3 35 (7.32%) Citrix
4 27 (5.65%) Cisco
5 12 (2.51%) Business Objects
6 11 (2.30%) Oracle
6 11 (2.30%) Adobe
6 11 (2.30%) Sage
7 10 (2.09%) HP
8 9 (1.88%) Cognos
8 9 (1.88%) Infragistics
9 8 (1.67%) Lotus
9 8 (1.67%) Apple
9 8 (1.67%) Reuters
9 8 (1.67%) Bloomberg
9 8 (1.67%) SAP
10 7 (1.46%) Nortel
10 7 (1.46%) Netezza
11 6 (1.26%) Avaya
12 5 (1.05%) Symantec
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Circa £40k plus 5k car allowance, pe
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits & Bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £26000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Comp bens package
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £19.5k - 25k per year + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £25000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Salary: £18000.00 - £19000.00 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Bonus, Health, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-on- Trent
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago