The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 54 39
Rank change year-on-year +8 -15  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 72 34 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.99% 3.53% 5.67%
As % of the Applications category 54.55% 40.96% 40.25%
Number of salaries quoted 41 31 64
Median salary £26,000 £23,500 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.63% -18.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £17,200 £18,150
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £38,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Software Application Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 132 83 241
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 9.15% 8.62% 14.09%
Number of salaries quoted 87 77 161
Median salary £31,500 £31,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.80% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,179 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,200 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +2.08% -1.47%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Cheshire

Microsoft Office
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft Office in Cheshire

Microsoft Office
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Cheshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Office in Cheshire

Microsoft Office
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +4 28 £24,750 +3.12% 3
Knutsford - 14 £26,250 - 1
Runcorn - 8 £30,000 - 2
Chester +2 4 £31,500 +41.57% 3
Macclesfield +2 4 £24,750 -10.00%
Widnes - 2 £26,000 -
Wilmslow - 2 £19,599 -
Daresbury - 2 £18,000 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £25,000 -
Nantwich - 1 £23,000 -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 65 (59.63%) Microsoft
2 53 (48.62%) Windows
3 39 (35.78%) Active Directory
4 25 (22.94%) Finance
5 23 (21.10%) ITIL
6 21 (19.27%) Microsoft Excel
7 19 (17.43%) SQL
8 18 (16.51%) Windows Server
9 17 (15.60%) MS Exchange
10 16 (14.68%) Risk Management
10 16 (14.68%) Office 365
11 15 (13.76%) Degree
12 14 (12.84%) CRM
12 14 (12.84%) SLA
13 13 (11.93%) Windows 8
13 13 (11.93%) Windows 7
13 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (11.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 12 (11.01%) VMware
14 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (10.09%) Service Management
15 11 (10.09%) WAN
15 11 (10.09%) LAN
16 10 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (9.17%) Fat Client
16 10 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (9.17%) SharePoint
16 10 (9.17%) Intel
16 10 (9.17%) Thin Client
16 10 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (15.60%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (9.17%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (5.50%) WordPress
5 5 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.83%) SAS
7 1 (0.92%) IIS
7 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (19.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (11.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (6.42%) Photoshop
4 5 (4.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (4.59%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.92%) InDesign
6 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Sage CRM
2 3 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.83%) Magento
3 2 (1.83%) Sage 1000
3 2 (1.83%) SAP EWM
3 2 (1.83%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.92%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.68%) Office 365
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.83%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) LAN
1 11 (10.09%) WAN
2 9 (8.26%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.42%) DNS
3 7 (6.42%) Remote Desktop
3 7 (6.42%) VPN
4 6 (5.50%) Wireless
5 5 (4.59%) DHCP
5 5 (4.59%) iSCSI
5 5 (4.59%) SAN
6 4 (3.67%) Firewall
7 3 (2.75%) Skype
7 3 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.83%) FTP
8 2 (1.83%) PBX
8 2 (1.83%) VoIP
8 2 (1.83%) WLAN
9 1 (0.92%) HTTP
9 1 (0.92%) IMAP
9 1 (0.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.59%) GIS
2 2 (1.83%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.83%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (1.83%) MySQL
2 2 (1.83%) QualityStage
2 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 25 (22.94%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Marketing
3 6 (5.50%) Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.67%) Retail
5 3 (2.75%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (2.75%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.75%) French Language
5 3 (2.75%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.75%) Legal
5 3 (2.75%) Spanish Language
5 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.83%) Billing
6 2 (1.83%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.83%) Law
6 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.92%) Advertising
7 1 (0.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (31.19%) Analyst
2 23 (21.10%) IT Support
3 14 (12.84%) IT Engineer
4 13 (11.93%) Desktop Engineer
4 13 (11.93%) Desktop Support
4 13 (11.93%) Service Analyst
4 13 (11.93%) Support Engineer
5 12 (11.01%) Field Engineer
6 11 (10.09%) 1st Line Support
6 11 (10.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 11 (10.09%) Field Support Engineer
6 11 (10.09%) IT Support Engineer
6 11 (10.09%) Support Analyst
7 8 (7.34%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 7 (6.42%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (5.50%) IT Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) Service Manager
10 5 (4.59%) Consultant
10 5 (4.59%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.42%) HTML
2 6 (5.50%) CSS
3 5 (4.59%) XML
4 2 (1.83%) IDoc
4 2 (1.83%) jQuery
5 1 (0.92%) EDI
5 1 (0.92%) OLE
5 1 (0.92%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Fat Client
1 10 (9.17%) Thin Client
2 8 (7.34%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.42%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.59%) iPad
5 4 (3.67%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.83%) IVR
7 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.83%) PDA
7 2 (1.83%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.92%) CMDB
8 1 (0.92%) Contactless
8 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.92%) Life Science
8 1 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.92%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.92%) NHS
8 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (48.62%) Windows
2 18 (16.51%) Windows Server
3 13 (11.93%) Windows 7
3 13 (11.93%) Windows 8
3 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.42%) Windows 10
6 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.50%) Windows XP
7 5 (4.59%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.75%) Unix
9 2 (1.83%) Android
9 2 (1.83%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.92%) Linux
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.10%) ITIL
2 16 (14.68%) Risk Management
3 14 (12.84%) CRM
4 11 (10.09%) Service Management
5 10 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (7.34%) E-Commerce
6 8 (7.34%) ERP
6 8 (7.34%) Migration
6 8 (7.34%) Project Management
7 7 (6.42%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.50%) Web Development
9 5 (4.59%) Business Analysis
9 5 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.59%) Data Management
9 5 (4.59%) Line Management
9 5 (4.59%) Mathematics
10 4 (3.67%) Business Continuity
10 4 (3.67%) Change Control
10 4 (3.67%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.43%) SQL
2 6 (5.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.59%) PHP
4 2 (1.83%) VB
5 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (13.76%) Degree
2 9 (8.26%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.42%) MCP
3 7 (6.42%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.75%) MCSE
4 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.83%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.83%) CCNA
5 2 (1.83%) CCNP
5 2 (1.83%) CISA
5 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.83%) CISSP
5 2 (1.83%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.83%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.92%) CISM
6 1 (0.92%) HND
6 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.92%) PMP
6 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.84%) SLA
2 5 (4.59%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.92%) COBIT
4 1 (0.92%) PMO
4 1 (0.92%) QA
4 1 (0.92%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (35.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.59%) XenApp
4 3 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (6.42%) SCCM
2 2 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.92%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 65 (59.63%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.01%) VMware
3 10 (9.17%) Intel
4 7 (6.42%) Sage
4 7 (6.42%) SAP
5 6 (5.50%) Citrix
6 5 (4.59%) Cisco
6 5 (4.59%) SonicWALL
7 3 (2.75%) Adobe
7 3 (2.75%) NCR
7 3 (2.75%) Spiceworks
8 2 (1.83%) Datanomic
8 2 (1.83%) IBM
8 2 (1.83%) Informatica
8 2 (1.83%) Oracle
8 2 (1.83%) Sophos
8 2 (1.83%) Symantec
8 2 (1.83%) Tableau
8 2 (1.83%) Teradata
8 2 (1.83%) Trillium
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