Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 86 66
Rank change year-on-year -2 -20 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 386 464 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.30% 3.53% 4.05%
As % of the Applications category 38.22% 43.36% 47.35%
Number of salaries quoted 281 343 433
North West median annual salary £30,000 £25,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -19.35% +3.33%
10th Percentile £20,500 £18,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £46,000 £51,250
England median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 1,010 1,070 1,058
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.64% 8.15% 8.55%
Number of salaries quoted 764 817 849
North West median annual salary £35,078 £32,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.93% -1.52% +1.54%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,900 £20,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the North West

Microsoft Office
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Office in the North West

Microsoft Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Office in the North West

Microsoft Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -39 163 £32,500 +30.00% 53
Cheshire +8 131 £27,500 +22.22% 15
Merseyside +28 40 £27,350 -5.69% 8
Lancashire +16 38 £30,000 +9.09% 11
Cumbria +6 8 £27,500 +45.70% 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 240 (62.18%) Microsoft
2 183 (47.41%) Windows
3 129 (33.42%) Active Directory
4 110 (28.50%) Problem-Solving
5 89 (23.06%) Microsoft Excel
6 87 (22.54%) ITIL
7 77 (19.95%) Office 365
8 75 (19.43%) Finance
9 69 (17.88%) SQL
10 63 (16.32%) Analytical Skills
11 62 (16.06%) Windows Server
12 53 (13.73%) SharePoint
12 53 (13.73%) Citrix
12 53 (13.73%) VMware
13 49 (12.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 47 (12.18%) Windows 7
15 44 (11.40%) Project Management
16 42 (10.88%) MS Exchange
16 42 (10.88%) SQL Server
16 42 (10.88%) Windows 10
17 40 (10.36%) LAN
18 38 (9.84%) WAN
19 35 (9.07%) Cisco
19 35 (9.07%) Windows Server 2012
20 33 (8.55%) MS Visio
20 33 (8.55%) Degree
21 32 (8.29%) SLA
22 31 (8.03%) TCP/IP
22 31 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
23 28 (7.25%) Time Management

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 53 (13.73%) SharePoint
2 42 (10.88%) MS Exchange
3 19 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.37%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.07%) IIS
5 8 (2.07%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.04%) Confluence
6 4 (1.04%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.04%) SAS
6 4 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.78%) CMS
7 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.52%) Apache
8 2 (0.52%) JBoss
8 2 (0.52%) Kentico
8 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 89 (23.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (12.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 33 (8.55%) MS Visio
4 17 (4.40%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.55%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.52%) SPSS
7 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.26%) InDesign
7 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.52%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.52%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.52%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.26%) Primavera
4 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.26%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 77 (19.95%) Office 365
2 23 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.04%) Force.com
5 4 (1.04%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.52%) IaaS
6 2 (0.52%) PaaS
6 2 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (10.36%) LAN
2 38 (9.84%) WAN
3 31 (8.03%) TCP/IP
4 25 (6.48%) DHCP
4 25 (6.48%) VoIP
5 22 (5.70%) DNS
6 21 (5.44%) Firewall
7 20 (5.18%) SAN
7 20 (5.18%) Skype
8 15 (3.89%) VPN
9 12 (3.11%) Wireless
10 9 (2.33%) NAS
11 7 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (1.81%) VLAN
11 7 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.81%) Wireshark
12 6 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (1.55%) Internet
13 5 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (1.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (2.59%) Power BI
5 9 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (1.81%) DB2
6 7 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.55%) OLAP
7 6 (1.55%) QlikView
8 5 (1.30%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.04%) MS Access
10 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.52%) Qlik Sense
12 1 (0.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.26%) SAS EBI
12 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (4.66%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.33%) JIRA
3 4 (1.04%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.52%) Selenium
5 2 (0.52%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.52%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.26%) Hudson
General
1 75 (19.43%) Finance
2 27 (6.99%) Law
3 23 (5.96%) Retail
4 21 (5.44%) Banking
5 14 (3.63%) Investment Banking
6 12 (3.11%) Legal
7 11 (2.85%) Marketing
8 9 (2.33%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.33%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.81%) Publishing
10 5 (1.30%) Games
11 4 (1.04%) Advertising
11 4 (1.04%) Electronics
12 3 (0.78%) Automotive
12 3 (0.78%) Back Office
13 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 118 (30.57%) Analyst
2 60 (15.54%) IT Support
3 42 (10.88%) IT Analyst
3 42 (10.88%) Support Engineer
4 36 (9.33%) Support Analyst
5 35 (9.07%) Developer
6 27 (6.99%) 1st Line Support
6 27 (6.99%) Desktop Support
7 24 (6.22%) Service Analyst
7 24 (6.22%) Support Technician
8 23 (5.96%) Field Engineer
8 23 (5.96%) IT Engineer
9 21 (5.44%) Desktop Engineer
10 20 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (4.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 19 (4.92%) Field Support Engineer
12 18 (4.66%) Administrator
12 18 (4.66%) IT Support Analyst
12 18 (4.66%) Junior
12 18 (4.66%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.70%) HTML
2 20 (5.18%) .NET
3 13 (3.37%) CSS
4 11 (2.85%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.30%) HTML5 Canvas
5 5 (1.30%) Visualforce
5 5 (1.30%) XML
6 4 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.04%) MDX
7 3 (0.78%) HTML5
7 3 (0.78%) SGML
8 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.52%) EDI
8 2 (0.52%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.52%) LDAP
8 2 (0.52%) SAML
8 2 (0.52%) SPNEGO
8 2 (0.52%) WinForms
8 2 (0.52%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.32%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.22%) Fat Client
2 24 (6.22%) Thin Client
3 22 (5.70%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.89%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.37%) Computer Science
7 12 (3.11%) Driving Licence
7 12 (3.11%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.07%) NHS
9 7 (1.81%) AS400
9 7 (1.81%) iSeries
10 6 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.55%) iPhone
11 5 (1.30%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.30%) EPoS
11 5 (1.30%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.30%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.30%) VLE
12 4 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 183 (47.41%) Windows
2 62 (16.06%) Windows Server
3 47 (12.18%) Windows 7
4 42 (10.88%) Windows 10
5 35 (9.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (4.66%) Android
7 18 (4.66%) Linux
8 13 (3.37%) Unix
9 11 (2.85%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.33%) Windows XP
11 8 (2.07%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.78%) Solaris
13 3 (0.78%) SUSE
13 3 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.52%) CentOS
14 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (28.50%) Problem-Solving
2 87 (22.54%) ITIL
3 44 (11.40%) Project Management
4 28 (7.25%) Time Management
5 26 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (6.74%) Service Management
6 23 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (5.44%) CRM
7 21 (5.44%) Problem Management
7 21 (5.44%) Risk Management
8 20 (5.18%) Decision-Making
9 18 (4.66%) PRINCE2
10 17 (4.40%) Change Management
10 17 (4.40%) Data Protection
10 17 (4.40%) Incident Management
10 17 (4.40%) Service Delivery
11 16 (4.15%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (4.15%) Data Analysis
11 16 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (3.63%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 69 (17.88%) SQL
2 19 (4.92%) JavaScript
3 16 (4.15%) T-SQL
4 14 (3.63%) C#
5 12 (3.11%) C
6 10 (2.59%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.81%) RPG
7 7 (1.81%) RPG IV
7 7 (1.81%) VBA
8 6 (1.55%) Java
9 5 (1.30%) Apex Code
10 4 (1.04%) Python
10 4 (1.04%) SOQL
10 4 (1.04%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.26%) C++
11 1 (0.26%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.26%) PHP
11 1 (0.26%) R
11 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (8.55%) Degree
2 23 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (3.63%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.11%) MCSE
5 9 (2.33%) CCNA
5 9 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.33%) MCSA
5 9 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.81%) MCP
6 7 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.30%) BC Cleared
7 5 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.78%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.78%) MCITP
9 2 (0.52%) CEH
9 2 (0.52%) CIPD
9 2 (0.52%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.29%) SLA
2 20 (5.18%) GDPR
3 12 (3.11%) PMO
4 9 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (1.04%) QA
8 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 129 (33.42%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.15%) XenApp
4 11 (2.85%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.04%) vSphere
7 4 (1.04%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.78%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.26%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (5.96%) SCCM
2 11 (2.85%) WSUS
3 8 (2.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.30%) SCOM
5 4 (1.04%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.04%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.78%) DameWare
6 3 (0.78%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.52%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.52%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.26%) MobiControl
8 1 (0.26%) Puppet
8 1 (0.26%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.26%) SCSM
8 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.26%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 240 (62.18%) Microsoft
2 53 (13.73%) Citrix
2 53 (13.73%) VMware
3 35 (9.07%) Cisco
4 15 (3.89%) Intel
4 15 (3.89%) SAP
5 13 (3.37%) Oracle
6 9 (2.33%) Dell
6 9 (2.33%) HP
7 8 (2.07%) Apple
8 7 (1.81%) IBM
8 7 (1.81%) McAfee
8 7 (1.81%) Remedy
9 6 (1.55%) Cognos
9 6 (1.55%) MobileIron
9 6 (1.55%) NetApp
9 6 (1.55%) Tableau
10 5 (1.30%) Avaya
10 5 (1.30%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.30%) Snow