Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > North West
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 75 92
Rank change year-on-year +4 +17 -21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 302 403 450
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 3.74% 4.00% 3.48%
As % of the Applications category 50.59% 43.06% 44.20%
Number of salaries quoted 223 298 358
Median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +25.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £19,000 £20,875 £19,925
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £48,750
England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -

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 597 936 1,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.38% 9.29% 7.88%
Number of salaries quoted 436 702 808
Median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -
10th Percentile £20,000 £21,750 £21,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North West over the 6 months to 1 April 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 1 April 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 0 142 £30,000 -15.49% 18
Merseyside +21 75 £27,250 -13.69% 9
Cheshire -22 54 £27,500 -26.67% 17
Lancashire +12 26 £40,000 +14.29% 11
Cumbria -18 5 £46,500 +5.68% 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 204 (67.55%) Microsoft
2 151 (50.00%) Windows
3 106 (35.10%) Office 365
4 89 (29.47%) Problem-Solving
5 86 (28.48%) Active Directory
6 81 (26.82%) Microsoft Excel
7 74 (24.50%) Windows 10
8 69 (22.85%) ITIL
9 58 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (16.56%) Finance
11 48 (15.89%) Windows 7
12 47 (15.56%) SQL
12 47 (15.56%) MS Exchange
13 46 (15.23%) SharePoint
14 44 (14.57%) Azure
15 43 (14.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 43 (14.24%) Windows Server
16 36 (11.92%) Service Management
17 35 (11.59%) Legal
17 35 (11.59%) SQL Server
17 35 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
18 34 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
19 33 (10.93%) VMware
19 33 (10.93%) JIRA
20 32 (10.60%) Mentoring
20 32 (10.60%) Coaching
20 32 (10.60%) Management Information System
21 31 (10.26%) Change Management
21 31 (10.26%) Self-Motivation
22 30 (9.93%) Law

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 47 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 46 (15.23%) SharePoint
3 18 (5.96%) Skype for Business
4 17 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (5.30%) IIS
6 12 (3.97%) Confluence
7 10 (3.31%) WordPress
8 7 (2.32%) CMS
9 4 (1.32%) Drupal
10 1 (0.33%) Apache
10 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 81 (26.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (14.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (5.30%) MS Visio
4 14 (4.64%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (2.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.33%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (5.63%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (2.98%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.33%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 106 (35.10%) Office 365
2 44 (14.57%) Azure
3 12 (3.97%) AWS
3 12 (3.97%) Dynamics 365
3 12 (3.97%) SaaS
4 10 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.99%) Power Platform
7 4 (1.32%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.99%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.33%) IaaS
9 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.27%) Internet
2 24 (7.95%) LAN
3 22 (7.28%) DHCP
4 21 (6.95%) DNS
5 20 (6.62%) VPN
6 18 (5.96%) Firewall
6 18 (5.96%) Skype
7 16 (5.30%) TCP/IP
7 16 (5.30%) WAN
7 16 (5.30%) Wireless
8 8 (2.65%) NetScaler
9 6 (1.99%) SAN
9 6 (1.99%) Unified Communications
10 5 (1.66%) Intranet
10 5 (1.66%) PBX
11 4 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.99%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.99%) VLAN
13 2 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.64%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.98%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (2.32%) MySQL
6 6 (1.99%) Power BI
7 5 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.66%) DTS
7 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.32%) QlikView
8 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.99%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.99%) Semantic Layer
10 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.33%) Qlik Sense
11 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (10.93%) JIRA
2 17 (5.63%) Jenkins
2 17 (5.63%) Selenium
2 17 (5.63%) SoapUI
2 17 (5.63%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.33%) Balsamiq
4 1 (0.33%) Zephyr
General
1 50 (16.56%) Finance
2 35 (11.59%) Legal
3 30 (9.93%) Law
4 19 (6.29%) Marketing
5 17 (5.63%) Banking
6 8 (2.65%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.66%) Retail
8 4 (1.32%) Billing
8 4 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.66%) Automotive
9 2 (0.66%) German Language
9 2 (0.66%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.66%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) French Language
10 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 82 (27.15%) Analyst
2 29 (9.60%) IT Support
3 26 (8.61%) Developer
3 26 (8.61%) Senior Analyst
4 24 (7.95%) Support Analyst
5 18 (5.96%) Test Analyst
6 17 (5.63%) Senior Test Analyst
7 16 (5.30%) Administrator
7 16 (5.30%) Project Manager
8 15 (4.97%) Service Desk Analyst
8 15 (4.97%) Team Leader
9 14 (4.64%) Help Desk Analyst
10 13 (4.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 13 (4.30%) Help Desk Support
10 13 (4.30%) Junior
11 11 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (3.64%) IT Technician
11 11 (3.64%) Service Analyst
11 11 (3.64%) Service Desk Engineer
12 10 (3.31%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.64%) .NET
2 9 (2.98%) SailPoint
3 5 (1.66%) Ajax
3 5 (1.66%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.66%) jQuery
4 4 (1.32%) HTML
5 3 (0.99%) CakePHP
5 3 (0.99%) CodeIgniter
5 3 (0.99%) COM
5 3 (0.99%) CSS
5 3 (0.99%) LAMP
5 3 (0.99%) Laravel
5 3 (0.99%) Symfony
5 3 (0.99%) Web Services
6 2 (0.66%) XML
7 1 (0.33%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (10.60%) Management Information System
3 31 (10.26%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (5.30%) Blackberry
5 13 (4.30%) e-Learning
6 8 (2.65%) Smartphone
6 8 (2.65%) User Experience
7 5 (1.66%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.32%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.32%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.99%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.99%) New Media
10 2 (0.66%) CCTV
10 2 (0.66%) CMDB
10 2 (0.66%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.66%) iPad
10 2 (0.66%) iPhone
10 2 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 151 (50.00%) Windows
2 74 (24.50%) Windows 10
3 48 (15.89%) Windows 7
4 43 (14.24%) Windows Server
5 22 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (5.96%) Windows 8
6 18 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (4.30%) Apple iOS
8 11 (3.64%) Android
9 7 (2.32%) Linux
9 7 (2.32%) Unix
9 7 (2.32%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (2.32%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (1.99%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.99%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.33%) Solaris
13 1 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (29.47%) Problem-Solving
2 69 (22.85%) ITIL
3 58 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (11.92%) Service Management
5 34 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (10.60%) Coaching
6 32 (10.60%) Mentoring
7 31 (10.26%) Change Management
8 26 (8.61%) Project Management
9 25 (8.28%) PRINCE2
10 23 (7.62%) Mathematics
10 23 (7.62%) Test Automation
11 22 (7.28%) Time Management
12 21 (6.95%) Scrum
13 20 (6.62%) ITSM
13 20 (6.62%) Service Delivery
14 19 (6.29%) Business Analysis
14 19 (6.29%) E-Commerce
15 18 (5.96%) Software Testing
15 18 (5.96%) Sprint Retrospective
Programming Languages
1 47 (15.56%) SQL
2 19 (6.29%) C
3 13 (4.30%) PHP
4 7 (2.32%) C#
5 6 (1.99%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.66%) COBOL
6 5 (1.66%) Java
7 4 (1.32%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.32%) VBA
8 3 (0.99%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.66%) VBScript
10 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (7.95%) Degree
2 16 (5.30%) DBS Check
3 15 (4.97%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.31%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.32%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.32%) Server+ Certification
9 3 (0.99%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.66%) MCTS
10 2 (0.66%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.33%) CCENT
11 1 (0.33%) CCNA
11 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.33%) IIBA
11 1 (0.33%) MCSE
11 1 (0.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.60%) SLA
2 4 (1.32%) PMO
3 3 (0.99%) GDPR
3 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.99%) QA
4 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 86 (28.48%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.97%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.31%) vSphere
4 10 (3.31%) XenApp
5 9 (2.98%) XenDesktop
6 8 (2.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.66%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.33%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.33%) Firmware
8 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.65%) XenMobile
2 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (1.99%) SCCM
3 2 (0.66%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.66%) DameWare
3 2 (0.66%) OpenView
3 2 (0.66%) OVSD
3 2 (0.66%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.33%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.33%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.33%) SCSM
4 1 (0.33%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 204 (67.55%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.93%) VMware
3 22 (7.28%) Citrix
4 20 (6.62%) Cisco
5 19 (6.29%) ServiceNow
6 17 (5.63%) FIS
6 17 (5.63%) WorldPay
7 13 (4.30%) Adobe
7 13 (4.30%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (3.97%) Remedy
9 11 (3.64%) Atlassian
9 11 (3.64%) SAP
10 10 (3.31%) Virgin Media
11 9 (2.98%) BeyondTrust
11 9 (2.98%) CyberArk
11 9 (2.98%) iManage
11 9 (2.98%) Okta
12 8 (2.65%) Actuate
13 7 (2.32%) Apple
13 7 (2.32%) Oracle