Period
to 26 January 2020

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 26 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > North West
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 87 93
Rank change year-on-year +19 +6 -32
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 351 374 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.07% 3.57% 3.56%
As % of the Applications category 49.79% 38.28% 43.28%
Number of salaries quoted 256 270 358
North West median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.37% -10.00%
10th Percentile £19,000 £20,725 £19,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £50,250 £48,750
England median annual salary £32,500 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -5.80% +6.15% -

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 705 977 1,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.18% 9.31% 8.22%
Number of salaries quoted 525 738 824
North West median annual salary £33,000 £37,718 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.51% +16.06% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £20,825
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £53,175
England median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.50% +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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020. 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 +36 168 £32,500 -7.14% 57
Cheshire -13 70 £22,500 -30.77% 25
Merseyside +13 67 £27,000 -1.28% 30
Lancashire -1 38 £32,844 -1.96% 14
Cumbria -19 7 - - 6
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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.

1 247 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 169 (48.15%) Windows
3 115 (32.76%) Active Directory
4 114 (32.48%) Office 365
5 102 (29.06%) Problem-Solving
6 91 (25.93%) Windows 10
7 88 (25.07%) ITIL
8 72 (20.51%) Microsoft Excel
9 70 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
10 67 (19.09%) Windows 7
11 62 (17.66%) SQL
12 57 (16.24%) MS Exchange
13 47 (13.39%) Citrix
13 47 (13.39%) Finance
13 47 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
14 46 (13.11%) Change Management
15 43 (12.25%) SharePoint
15 43 (12.25%) Coaching
15 43 (12.25%) Windows Server
16 42 (11.97%) Service Management
17 41 (11.68%) Azure
18 38 (10.83%) Legal
18 38 (10.83%) VMware
18 38 (10.83%) Mentoring
19 36 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
19 36 (10.26%) Management Information System
19 36 (10.26%) JIRA
20 34 (9.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 33 (9.40%) SLA
22 32 (9.12%) Project 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 57 (16.24%) MS Exchange
2 43 (12.25%) SharePoint
3 18 (5.13%) IIS
4 15 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (3.70%) Confluence
6 10 (2.85%) Skype for Business
6 10 (2.85%) WordPress
7 9 (2.56%) CMS
8 4 (1.14%) Drupal
9 3 (0.85%) SAS
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 72 (20.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (9.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 12 (3.42%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (2.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.85%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.57%) Simulink
8 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (4.84%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.57%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.28%) FastStats
5 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.28%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 114 (32.48%) Office 365
2 41 (11.68%) Azure
3 13 (3.70%) SaaS
4 9 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.99%) Mimecast
7 6 (1.71%) AWS
7 6 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.14%) Power Platform
9 3 (0.85%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.28%) AdWords
10 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.28%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.28%) IaaS
10 1 (0.28%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.41%) LAN
2 25 (7.12%) Internet
3 22 (6.27%) DNS
3 22 (6.27%) WAN
4 21 (5.98%) DHCP
4 21 (5.98%) VPN
5 20 (5.70%) Firewall
6 15 (4.27%) Wireless
7 12 (3.42%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.85%) Skype
9 8 (2.28%) NetScaler
9 8 (2.28%) SAN
9 8 (2.28%) VoIP
10 5 (1.42%) Intranet
11 4 (1.14%) PBX
11 4 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (1.14%) SMTP
12 3 (0.85%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.85%) NAS
12 3 (0.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (1.99%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.71%) DTS
5 5 (1.42%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.14%) MySQL
6 4 (1.14%) Power BI
7 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (0.85%) QlikView
8 2 (0.57%) Base SAS
8 2 (0.57%) OLAP
8 2 (0.57%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (0.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (0.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 36 (10.26%) JIRA
2 21 (5.98%) Visual Studio
3 17 (4.84%) Jenkins
3 17 (4.84%) Selenium
3 17 (4.84%) SoapUI
4 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.85%) MSI
5 3 (0.85%) Zephyr
6 2 (0.57%) Rational Statemate
7 1 (0.28%) Balsamiq
7 1 (0.28%) RStudio
General
1 47 (13.39%) Finance
2 38 (10.83%) Legal
3 27 (7.69%) Law
4 19 (5.41%) Banking
5 18 (5.13%) Marketing
6 13 (3.70%) Public Sector
7 9 (2.56%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.99%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.71%) Automotive
9 6 (1.71%) Retail
10 5 (1.42%) German Language
11 4 (1.14%) Billing
11 4 (1.14%) Housing Association
12 3 (0.85%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.85%) Local Government
12 3 (0.85%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.57%) Military
13 2 (0.57%) Polish Language
13 2 (0.57%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 114 (32.48%) Analyst
2 37 (10.54%) Service Desk Analyst
3 36 (10.26%) IT Support
4 33 (9.40%) Service Analyst
5 31 (8.83%) Senior Analyst
6 30 (8.55%) Developer
6 30 (8.55%) Support Analyst
7 21 (5.98%) Support Engineer
8 20 (5.70%) Project Manager
8 20 (5.70%) Test Analyst
9 19 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 17 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
10 17 (4.84%) Junior
10 17 (4.84%) Senior Test Analyst
10 17 (4.84%) Service Manager
11 16 (4.56%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (4.27%) Administrator
12 15 (4.27%) Help Desk Support
12 15 (4.27%) IT Engineer
13 14 (3.99%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.98%) .NET
2 9 (2.56%) SailPoint
3 8 (2.28%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.99%) XML
5 6 (1.71%) Ajax
5 6 (1.71%) HTML
5 6 (1.71%) jQuery
5 6 (1.71%) Web Services
6 4 (1.14%) COM
7 3 (0.85%) CakePHP
7 3 (0.85%) CodeIgniter
7 3 (0.85%) CSS
7 3 (0.85%) LAMP
7 3 (0.85%) Laravel
7 3 (0.85%) LDAP
7 3 (0.85%) SOAP
7 3 (0.85%) Symfony
8 2 (0.57%) HTML5
8 2 (0.57%) JSON
9 1 (0.28%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 32 (9.12%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (5.98%) Blackberry
5 16 (4.56%) User Experience
6 13 (3.70%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.28%) e-Learning
9 7 (1.99%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.71%) Clustering
11 5 (1.42%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.14%) Chip and PIN
13 3 (0.85%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.85%) New Media
13 3 (0.85%) PMI
13 3 (0.85%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.57%) Fat Client
14 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.57%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 169 (48.15%) Windows
2 91 (25.93%) Windows 10
3 67 (19.09%) Windows 7
4 43 (12.25%) Windows Server
5 25 (7.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (6.55%) Windows 8
7 14 (3.99%) Linux
7 14 (3.99%) Unix
8 12 (3.42%) Android
8 12 (3.42%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.56%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.71%) Solaris
10 6 (1.71%) SUSE
11 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (29.06%) Problem-Solving
2 88 (25.07%) ITIL
3 70 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (13.11%) Change Management
5 43 (12.25%) Coaching
6 42 (11.97%) Service Management
7 38 (10.83%) Mentoring
8 36 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (9.12%) Project Management
10 28 (7.98%) PRINCE2
11 26 (7.41%) Service Delivery
12 24 (6.84%) Test Automation
13 23 (6.55%) Business Analysis
13 23 (6.55%) Mathematics
14 21 (5.98%) Time Management
15 20 (5.70%) E-Commerce
15 20 (5.70%) Scrum
15 20 (5.70%) Software Testing
16 19 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
17 18 (5.13%) Sprint Retrospective
Programming Languages
1 62 (17.66%) SQL
2 14 (3.99%) C
2 14 (3.99%) PHP
3 9 (2.56%) C#
3 9 (2.56%) Java
4 7 (1.99%) COBOL
5 6 (1.71%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.42%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.14%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.85%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.57%) Ada
9 2 (0.57%) C++
9 2 (0.57%) Python
9 2 (0.57%) R
9 2 (0.57%) VBA
10 1 (0.28%) ABAP
10 1 (0.28%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 29 (8.26%) Degree
2 23 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (4.84%) DBS Check
4 10 (2.85%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (2.28%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.14%) MCTS
8 4 (1.14%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.57%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.57%) CCNA
9 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.57%) HND
9 2 (0.57%) MCP
9 2 (0.57%) MCSE
9 2 (0.57%) Server+ Certification
10 1 (0.28%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.28%) MCSA
10 1 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.40%) SLA
2 3 (0.85%) GDPR
2 3 (0.85%) PMO
2 3 (0.85%) QA
3 2 (0.57%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 115 (32.76%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.56%) vSphere
4 9 (2.56%) XenApp
4 9 (2.56%) XenDesktop
5 8 (2.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 8 (2.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.28%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (4.56%) SCCM
2 8 (2.28%) XenMobile
3 7 (1.99%) SCOM
4 6 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.85%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.85%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.57%) DameWare
7 2 (0.57%) OpenView
7 2 (0.57%) OVSD
7 2 (0.57%) Sysprep
7 2 (0.57%) WSUS
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.28%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.28%) SCSM
8 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 247 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 47 (13.39%) Citrix
3 38 (10.83%) VMware
4 25 (7.12%) Cisco
5 17 (4.84%) Adobe
5 17 (4.84%) FIS
5 17 (4.84%) ServiceNow
5 17 (4.84%) WorldPay
6 13 (3.70%) iManage
7 12 (3.42%) Apple
8 11 (3.13%) Atlassian
8 11 (3.13%) HP
9 9 (2.56%) BeyondTrust
9 9 (2.56%) CyberArk
9 9 (2.56%) Okta
9 9 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (2.28%) Actuate
10 8 (2.28%) Genesys
11 7 (1.99%) Oracle
11 7 (1.99%) Veeam