Period
to 21 September 2017

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 21 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 67 47
Rank change year-on-year -20 -20 +16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 453 471 714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.44% 3.95% 5.46%
As % of the Applications category 44.15% 45.51% 49.79%
Number of salaries quoted 347 389 563
North West median annual salary £26,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £18,500 £19,000 £18,500
90th Percentile £45,500 £50,000 £55,000
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 1026 1035 1434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.80% 8.68% 10.96%
Number of salaries quoted 790 842 1096
North West median annual salary £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.08% - +4.84%
10th Percentile £20,000 £20,000 £19,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £51,000
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 21 September 2017.

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 21 September 2017. 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 -15 276 £25,000 -23.08% 17
Cheshire -3 126 £23,500 -2.08% 10
Merseyside -24 26 £26,500 -3.64% 3
Lancashire -17 22 £27,500 - 3
Cumbria -4 2 - -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 317 (69.98%) Microsoft
2 232 (51.21%) Windows
3 188 (41.50%) Active Directory
4 112 (24.72%) ITIL
5 110 (24.28%) Windows Server
6 87 (19.21%) SQL
7 85 (18.76%) VMware
7 85 (18.76%) Office 365
8 80 (17.66%) Finance
9 74 (16.34%) MS Exchange
10 69 (15.23%) Microsoft Excel
11 66 (14.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 62 (13.69%) Cisco
13 61 (13.47%) Windows 7
14 55 (12.14%) WAN
14 55 (12.14%) TCP/IP
15 54 (11.92%) LAN
16 52 (11.48%) Citrix
16 52 (11.48%) Windows 10
17 50 (11.04%) Degree
18 49 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
18 49 (10.82%) Windows 8
19 46 (10.15%) Windows Server 2008
19 46 (10.15%) SAP
20 44 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
20 44 (9.71%) SLA
21 42 (9.27%) .NET
22 41 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
23 37 (8.17%) SQL Server
24 34 (7.51%) 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 74 (16.34%) MS Exchange
2 41 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (6.84%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.77%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.32%) Apache
7 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.10%) IIS
8 4 (0.88%) CMS
8 4 (0.88%) WordPress
9 3 (0.66%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.66%) SAS
9 3 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 69 (15.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (7.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 32 (7.06%) MS Visio
4 12 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.99%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.66%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.44%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.22%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 22 (4.86%) SAP EWM
2 11 (2.43%) SAP SD
3 7 (1.55%) Sage CRM
4 6 (1.32%) Visualfiles
5 5 (1.10%) SAP LE
5 5 (1.10%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.66%) Sage 1000
7 3 (0.66%) SAP APO
7 3 (0.66%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.44%) Infor CRM
8 2 (0.44%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.44%) Magento
8 2 (0.44%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.44%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.44%) Shopify
9 1 (0.22%) BPCS
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 85 (18.76%) Office 365
2 15 (3.31%) Mimecast
3 4 (0.88%) G Suite
3 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.66%) SaaS
5 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.44%) Google Drive
5 2 (0.44%) Mavenlink
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.22%) IaaS
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (12.14%) TCP/IP
1 55 (12.14%) WAN
2 54 (11.92%) LAN
3 34 (7.51%) Firewall
4 27 (5.96%) VLAN
5 18 (3.97%) VPN
6 14 (3.09%) DNS
7 13 (2.87%) DHCP
8 12 (2.65%) VoIP
9 9 (1.99%) Ethernet
9 9 (1.99%) Remote Desktop
9 9 (1.99%) Skype
10 8 (1.77%) Profibus
11 7 (1.55%) SAN
11 7 (1.55%) Wireless
12 5 (1.10%) iSCSI
12 5 (1.10%) PBX
13 4 (0.88%) WLAN
14 3 (0.66%) FTP
14 3 (0.66%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.55%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.10%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 5 (1.10%) QlikView
6 4 (0.88%) MySQL
7 3 (0.66%) DTS
7 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.44%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.44%) GIS
8 2 (0.44%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.44%) QualityStage
8 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.44%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 80 (17.66%) Finance
2 28 (6.18%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.30%) Marketing
4 22 (4.86%) Billing
5 21 (4.64%) Legal
6 20 (4.42%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.87%) Law
8 10 (2.21%) Advertising
9 9 (1.99%) Banking
10 8 (1.77%) Retail
11 4 (0.88%) Automotive
11 4 (0.88%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.66%) French Language
12 3 (0.66%) German Language
12 3 (0.66%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.44%) Games
13 2 (0.44%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.44%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 162 (35.76%) Analyst
2 67 (14.79%) Support Engineer
3 48 (10.60%) IT Support
4 46 (10.15%) Support Analyst
5 45 (9.93%) Business Analyst
6 43 (9.49%) 1st Line Support
6 43 (9.49%) Service Analyst
7 38 (8.39%) Service Desk Analyst
8 29 (6.40%) Developer
8 29 (6.40%) IT Analyst
9 28 (6.18%) 2nd Line Support
10 26 (5.74%) SAP Analyst
11 25 (5.52%) SAP Business Analyst
12 24 (5.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 23 (5.08%) IT Technician
14 21 (4.64%) IT Support Analyst
15 20 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 19 (4.19%) 1st Line Engineer
16 19 (4.19%) IT Engineer
17 18 (3.97%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.27%) .NET
2 26 (5.74%) HTML
3 22 (4.86%) IDoc
4 16 (3.53%) CSS
4 16 (3.53%) EDI
5 11 (2.43%) ASP.NET
5 11 (2.43%) SAP XI
6 9 (1.99%) jQuery
7 8 (1.77%) Ajax
8 6 (1.32%) HTML5
8 6 (1.32%) XML
9 3 (0.66%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.66%) Classic ASP
9 3 (0.66%) COM
9 3 (0.66%) SAP Basis
9 3 (0.66%) XHTML
10 2 (0.44%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.44%) JSON
10 2 (0.44%) SOAP
10 2 (0.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.28%) Driving Licence
3 16 (3.53%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.31%) iPad
5 11 (2.43%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.43%) Thin Client
6 10 (2.21%) Blackberry
7 9 (1.99%) Renewable Energy
8 8 (1.77%) CMDB
8 8 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.77%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.77%) SCADA
8 8 (1.77%) User Experience
9 6 (1.32%) AS400
9 6 (1.32%) iSeries
10 5 (1.10%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.10%) iPhone
10 5 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.88%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 232 (51.21%) Windows
2 110 (24.28%) Windows Server
3 66 (14.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (13.47%) Windows 7
5 52 (11.48%) Windows 10
6 49 (10.82%) Windows 8
7 46 (10.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.55%) Android
9 7 (1.55%) Linux
9 7 (1.55%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.10%) Unix
11 4 (0.88%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.88%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.44%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.22%) CentOS
13 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.22%) Solaris
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (24.72%) ITIL
2 32 (7.06%) Project Management
3 31 (6.84%) CRM
4 28 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (5.96%) Business Process Modelling
6 25 (5.52%) Business Analysis
7 24 (5.30%) Service Delivery
8 22 (4.86%) PRINCE2
8 22 (4.86%) Service Management
9 21 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (4.19%) E-Commerce
10 19 (4.19%) Incident Management
11 18 (3.97%) Change Management
11 18 (3.97%) ERP
12 17 (3.75%) Case Management
12 17 (3.75%) Risk Management
13 16 (3.53%) Configuration Management
14 15 (3.31%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (3.09%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (19.21%) SQL
2 32 (7.06%) C#
3 18 (3.97%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.53%) VB.NET
5 9 (1.99%) T-SQL
5 9 (1.99%) VB
6 8 (1.77%) C
6 8 (1.77%) PHP
7 7 (1.55%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.55%) VBA
8 6 (1.32%) RPG
8 6 (1.32%) RPG IV
9 4 (0.88%) Java
9 4 (0.88%) VBScript
10 1 (0.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (11.04%) Degree
2 44 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (7.28%) MCSE
4 31 (6.84%) MCP
5 27 (5.96%) MCSA
6 11 (2.43%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.99%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.10%) SAP Certification
9 4 (0.88%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.88%) MCT
10 3 (0.66%) CCNA
10 3 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.66%) ISEB
10 3 (0.66%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.66%) MOS
10 3 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.66%) PMP
11 2 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (9.71%) SLA
2 10 (2.21%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.55%) QA
4 5 (1.10%) PMO
5 3 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.44%) GMP
6 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 188 (41.50%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (6.84%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.87%) XenApp
5 4 (0.88%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.22%) NFS
8 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (4.19%) SCCM
2 3 (0.66%) Control-M
2 3 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.44%) SCSM
3 2 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.44%) WSUS
4 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.22%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 317 (69.98%) Microsoft
2 85 (18.76%) VMware
3 62 (13.69%) Cisco
4 52 (11.48%) Citrix
5 46 (10.15%) SAP
6 18 (3.97%) Veeam
7 13 (2.87%) Apple
8 12 (2.65%) Sage
9 11 (2.43%) Oracle
10 9 (1.99%) HP
11 8 (1.77%) IBM
11 8 (1.77%) Intel
11 8 (1.77%) Rockwell
11 8 (1.77%) Siemens
12 6 (1.32%) Adobe
12 6 (1.32%) Google
12 6 (1.32%) iManage
12 6 (1.32%) LexisNexis
12 6 (1.32%) Tableau
13 4 (0.88%) SonicWALL