Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > North West
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 87 90
Rank change year-on-year +25 +3 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 424 395 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.22% 3.35% 3.48%
As % of the Applications category 50.96% 39.62% 42.98%
Number of salaries quoted 322 287 331
North West median annual salary £31,010 £30,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.37% +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £19,775 £20,000 £18,000
90th Percentile £47,425 £47,500 £45,000
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 832 997 1,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.28% 8.47% 8.09%
Number of salaries quoted 635 741 790
North West median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 +51 214 £33,000 +1.54% 64
Cheshire +6 103 £23,500 -18.97% 32
Merseyside -3 49 £32,500 +8.33% 19
Lancashire -15 38 £32,844 +9.48% 13
Cumbria +2 19 - - 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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.

1 304 (71.70%) Microsoft
2 193 (45.52%) Windows
3 161 (37.97%) Active Directory
4 140 (33.02%) Office 365
5 109 (25.71%) Windows 10
6 93 (21.93%) Problem-Solving
7 91 (21.46%) ITIL
8 81 (19.10%) Windows 7
9 76 (17.92%) Microsoft Excel
10 64 (15.09%) MS Exchange
11 63 (14.86%) SQL
12 61 (14.39%) Windows Server
13 60 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
13 60 (14.15%) Degree
14 55 (12.97%) SLA
14 55 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
15 54 (12.74%) LAN
15 54 (12.74%) Finance
16 53 (12.50%) WAN
17 49 (11.56%) VMware
18 46 (10.85%) Management Information System
18 46 (10.85%) Citrix
18 46 (10.85%) DNS
19 43 (10.14%) SQL Server
20 42 (9.91%) Change Management
21 41 (9.67%) Cisco
22 40 (9.43%) Service Management
23 38 (8.96%) Legal
23 38 (8.96%) Information Security
24 37 (8.73%) Firewall

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 64 (15.09%) MS Exchange
2 29 (6.84%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.77%) IIS
4 10 (2.36%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.42%) SAS
7 3 (0.71%) CMS
8 2 (0.47%) Confluence
8 2 (0.47%) WordPress
9 1 (0.24%) Drupal
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 76 (17.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (6.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (3.54%) MS Visio
4 12 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (1.18%) Acrobat
6 5 (1.18%) Simulink
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.24%) HipChat
7 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.65%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.47%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) FastStats
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.24%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.24%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 140 (33.02%) Office 365
2 35 (8.25%) Azure
3 16 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.12%) Mimecast
5 8 (1.89%) Power Platform
6 6 (1.42%) AWS
7 3 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.71%) AdWords
7 3 (0.71%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.71%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.24%) GCP
8 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (12.74%) LAN
2 53 (12.50%) WAN
3 46 (10.85%) DNS
4 37 (8.73%) Firewall
5 36 (8.49%) Internet
6 29 (6.84%) DHCP
6 29 (6.84%) VPN
7 28 (6.60%) Wireless
8 27 (6.37%) TCP/IP
9 23 (5.42%) VoIP
10 19 (4.48%) VLAN
11 17 (4.01%) SMTP
12 12 (2.83%) Skype
13 11 (2.59%) HTTP
14 9 (2.12%) IP Telephony
15 7 (1.65%) SAN
16 6 (1.42%) PBX
17 5 (1.18%) ADSL
17 5 (1.18%) Broadband
17 5 (1.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (2.83%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 8 (1.89%) Power BI
6 7 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.18%) Base SAS
7 5 (1.18%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 5 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 4 (0.94%) DTS
8 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.71%) Mixpanel
9 3 (0.71%) QlikView
10 2 (0.47%) OLAP
10 2 (0.47%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (3.30%) JIRA
2 10 (2.36%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (1.89%) Zephyr
4 5 (1.18%) Rational Statemate
5 4 (0.94%) Selenium
6 3 (0.71%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.71%) MSI
6 3 (0.71%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.24%) Balsamiq
7 1 (0.24%) Hudson
7 1 (0.24%) RStudio
7 1 (0.24%) WebDriver
General
1 54 (12.74%) Finance
2 38 (8.96%) Legal
3 24 (5.66%) Retail
4 23 (5.42%) Telecoms
5 22 (5.19%) Law
6 15 (3.54%) Public Sector
7 13 (3.07%) Marketing
8 12 (2.83%) Banking
9 10 (2.36%) Billing
9 10 (2.36%) Housing Association
10 9 (2.12%) Aerospace
11 7 (1.65%) Manufacturing
12 6 (1.42%) Military
13 5 (1.18%) Automotive
13 5 (1.18%) German Language
14 3 (0.71%) Local Government
14 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.47%) French Language
15 2 (0.47%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.47%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 121 (28.54%) Analyst
2 65 (15.33%) IT Support
3 58 (13.68%) Support Engineer
4 48 (11.32%) Service Analyst
4 48 (11.32%) Service Desk Analyst
5 45 (10.61%) IT Engineer
6 37 (8.73%) IT Support Engineer
7 28 (6.60%) Support Analyst
8 24 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
8 24 (5.66%) Administrator
9 21 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (4.95%) Senior Analyst
10 19 (4.48%) Support Technician
11 18 (4.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 18 (4.25%) Developer
11 18 (4.25%) Service Manager
12 16 (3.77%) Consultant
12 16 (3.77%) IT Technician
13 14 (3.30%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 14 (3.30%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.48%) .NET
2 13 (3.07%) XML
3 7 (1.65%) ASP.NET
3 7 (1.65%) Middleware
4 6 (1.42%) LDAP
4 6 (1.42%) XMPP
5 5 (1.18%) SOAP
5 5 (1.18%) Web Services
6 4 (0.94%) Ajax
6 4 (0.94%) jQuery
6 4 (0.94%) MAPI
7 3 (0.71%) COM
7 3 (0.71%) HTML
7 3 (0.71%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.47%) EDI
8 2 (0.47%) HTML5
8 2 (0.47%) JSON
9 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.24%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.24%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 60 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (10.85%) Management Information System
3 26 (6.13%) Driving Licence
4 22 (5.19%) Blackberry
5 19 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.54%) Smartphone
7 14 (3.30%) Clustering
8 12 (2.83%) User Experience
9 10 (2.36%) Fat Client
9 10 (2.36%) Thin Client
9 10 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.65%) Smart Meter
11 6 (1.42%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.42%) NHS
12 5 (1.18%) iPhone
13 4 (0.94%) Chip and PIN
13 4 (0.94%) FMCG
13 4 (0.94%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.71%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 193 (45.52%) Windows
2 109 (25.71%) Windows 10
3 81 (19.10%) Windows 7
4 61 (14.39%) Windows Server
5 27 (6.37%) Linux
6 23 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (4.01%) Unix
8 14 (3.30%) Android
9 13 (3.07%) Apple iOS
10 12 (2.83%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.12%) Solaris
11 9 (2.12%) SUSE
12 8 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.42%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.18%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.94%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.24%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (21.93%) Problem-Solving
2 91 (21.46%) ITIL
3 55 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (9.91%) Change Management
5 40 (9.43%) Service Management
6 38 (8.96%) Information Security
7 36 (8.49%) Service Delivery
8 31 (7.31%) Project Management
9 27 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (6.13%) Asset Management
11 25 (5.90%) Coaching
12 22 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (4.72%) Document Management
13 20 (4.72%) Mentoring
14 19 (4.48%) Incident Management
15 17 (4.01%) Configuration Management
16 16 (3.77%) Case Management
16 16 (3.77%) PRINCE2
16 16 (3.77%) Problem Management
16 16 (3.77%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (14.86%) SQL
2 17 (4.01%) PowerShell
3 16 (3.77%) C
4 13 (3.07%) Java
5 8 (1.89%) C#
6 6 (1.42%) Ada
6 6 (1.42%) COBOL
6 6 (1.42%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.18%) C++
8 4 (0.94%) Python
9 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.47%) PHP
9 2 (0.47%) R
9 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.47%) VBScript
10 1 (0.24%) ABAP
10 1 (0.24%) Ada 83
10 1 (0.24%) Ada 95
10 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (14.15%) Degree
2 32 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (4.48%) DBS Check
4 13 (3.07%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.83%) SC Cleared
6 11 (2.59%) MCSA
7 10 (2.36%) MCP
8 9 (2.12%) MCTS
9 8 (1.89%) CCNA
9 8 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.42%) HND
10 6 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.42%) MCSE
11 5 (1.18%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 4 (0.94%) SSCP
13 3 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (12.97%) SLA
2 6 (1.42%) QA
3 5 (1.18%) Def Stans
3 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.18%) PMO
4 2 (0.47%) GDPR
5 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.24%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 161 (37.97%) Active Directory
2 33 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.25%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.94%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.24%) vSphere
10 1 (0.24%) XenApp
10 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (7.55%) SCCM
2 18 (4.25%) SCOM
3 13 (3.07%) WSUS
4 7 (1.65%) HP ALM
5 6 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.47%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.47%) DameWare
7 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.47%) OpenView
7 2 (0.47%) OVSD
7 2 (0.47%) Sysprep
7 2 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 304 (71.70%) Microsoft
2 49 (11.56%) VMware
3 46 (10.85%) Citrix
4 41 (9.67%) Cisco
5 19 (4.48%) ServiceNow
6 16 (3.77%) Apple
7 14 (3.30%) HP
7 14 (3.30%) iManage
8 11 (2.59%) Adobe
8 11 (2.59%) Oracle
8 11 (2.59%) Sony
9 10 (2.36%) Sun
10 8 (1.89%) Genesys
10 8 (1.89%) SAP
10 8 (1.89%) Veeam
11 7 (1.65%) BT
11 7 (1.65%) Cognos
11 7 (1.65%) Ivanti
11 7 (1.65%) McAfee
11 7 (1.65%) Sophos