Period
to 12 July 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 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > North West
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 65 92
Rank change year-on-year -5 +27 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 206 477 434
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 3.67% 4.49% 3.41%
As % of the Applications category 54.07% 52.07% 45.11%
Number of salaries quoted 172 358 352
Median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £29,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% +9.24% +8.18%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £55,250 £49,500 £49,875
England median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +8.57% +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 381 916 962
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.79% 8.61% 7.57%
Number of salaries quoted 299 664 757
Median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% +1.54%
10th Percentile £22,400 £21,250 £21,075
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,625 £53,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £38,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -

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 12 July 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 12 July 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
Merseyside +32 74 £50,000 +53.85% 4
Manchester -37 66 £33,000 +1.54% 16
Cheshire -23 40 £42,500 +51.79% 6
Lancashire +44 14 £48,250 +39.86% 3
Cumbria -15 11 £46,500 +9.41% 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 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.

1 129 (62.62%) Microsoft
2 110 (53.40%) Windows
3 70 (33.98%) ITIL
4 67 (32.52%) Finance
5 55 (26.70%) Office 365
6 51 (24.76%) Active Directory
7 49 (23.79%) SQL Server
8 48 (23.30%) Microsoft Excel
9 43 (20.87%) Windows Server
10 41 (19.90%) SharePoint
11 40 (19.42%) Windows 10
12 37 (17.96%) Degree
13 36 (17.48%) IIS
14 34 (16.50%) MS Exchange
15 33 (16.02%) SQL
15 33 (16.02%) ITIL V3
15 33 (16.02%) Azure
15 33 (16.02%) Windows Server 2012
16 32 (15.53%) Internet
17 29 (14.08%) C
17 29 (14.08%) Release Management
18 26 (12.62%) SQL Server 2012
18 26 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
18 26 (12.62%) SAP
18 26 (12.62%) Legal
18 26 (12.62%) Validation
19 25 (12.14%) MCP
20 24 (11.65%) BusinessObjects
20 24 (11.65%) Identity Management
20 24 (11.65%) Internal Audit

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 41 (19.90%) SharePoint
2 36 (17.48%) IIS
3 34 (16.50%) MS Exchange
4 11 (5.34%) Apache
4 11 (5.34%) Skype for Business
5 10 (4.85%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.97%) Confluence
8 1 (0.49%) CMS
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.49%) MTS
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 48 (23.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (8.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (5.34%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.49%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 55 (26.70%) Office 365
2 33 (16.02%) Azure
3 24 (11.65%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (9.22%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (5.83%) AWS
6 6 (2.91%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.46%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (15.53%) Internet
2 20 (9.71%) LAN
3 15 (7.28%) VPN
4 14 (6.80%) WAN
4 14 (6.80%) Wireless
5 12 (5.83%) DHCP
5 12 (5.83%) DNS
5 12 (5.83%) Firewall
5 12 (5.83%) TCP/IP
6 11 (5.34%) Skype
7 5 (2.43%) ADSL
7 5 (2.43%) Ethernet
7 5 (2.43%) IMAP
7 5 (2.43%) MPLS
7 5 (2.43%) VDSL
7 5 (2.43%) VoIP
8 4 (1.94%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.46%) Intranet
9 3 (1.46%) PBX
9 3 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (23.79%) SQL Server
2 26 (12.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (11.65%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (4.37%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (2.91%) Power BI
6 5 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.94%) MySQL
7 4 (1.94%) QlikView
8 3 (1.46%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.46%) Semantic Layer
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.49%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.49%) DTS
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.49%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.97%) JIRA
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 67 (32.52%) Finance
2 26 (12.62%) Legal
3 21 (10.19%) Law
4 9 (4.37%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.94%) Marketing
6 3 (1.46%) Banking
7 2 (0.97%) Automotive
7 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.97%) Publishing
8 1 (0.49%) French Language
8 1 (0.49%) German Language
8 1 (0.49%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (31.55%) Analyst
2 36 (17.48%) Support Analyst
3 23 (11.17%) Applications Support
4 20 (9.71%) IT Support
5 19 (9.22%) Applications Support Analyst
6 12 (5.83%) Service Desk Analyst
6 12 (5.83%) Team Leader
7 11 (5.34%) Service Analyst
8 10 (4.85%) Junior
9 9 (4.37%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (3.88%) Business Manager
10 8 (3.88%) Service Desk Engineer
11 7 (3.40%) Developer
11 7 (3.40%) IT Support Technician
11 7 (3.40%) IT Technician
11 7 (3.40%) Support Technician
11 7 (3.40%) Technical Engineer
12 6 (2.91%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (2.91%) Change Manager
12 6 (2.91%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.91%) .NET
2 3 (1.46%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.97%) COM
4 1 (0.49%) Ajax
4 1 (0.49%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.49%) HTML
4 1 (0.49%) jQuery
4 1 (0.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.19%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.37%) e-Learning
4 9 (4.37%) PKI
5 6 (2.91%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.91%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.91%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.43%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (2.43%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.46%) Handset
7 3 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.97%) iPhone
8 2 (0.97%) User Experience
8 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.49%) NHS
9 1 (0.49%) NPfIT
9 1 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 110 (53.40%) Windows
2 43 (20.87%) Windows Server
3 40 (19.42%) Windows 10
4 33 (16.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (10.19%) Windows 7
6 16 (7.77%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (6.80%) Apple iOS
8 13 (6.31%) Android
9 9 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.91%) Linux
11 5 (2.43%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (1.46%) Unix
12 3 (1.46%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.97%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.97%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.97%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (33.98%) ITIL
2 33 (16.02%) ITIL V3
3 29 (14.08%) Release Management
4 26 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (12.62%) Validation
5 24 (11.65%) Data Governance
5 24 (11.65%) Identity Management
5 24 (11.65%) Internal Audit
5 24 (11.65%) IT Audit
5 24 (11.65%) SAP Security
6 23 (11.17%) Service Management
7 22 (10.68%) Computer Science
7 22 (10.68%) Investment Management
8 21 (10.19%) Change Management
8 21 (10.19%) Cybersecurity
9 20 (9.71%) ITSM
10 19 (9.22%) Service Design
11 16 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (7.77%) Time Management
12 15 (7.28%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.02%) SQL
2 29 (14.08%) C
3 15 (7.28%) PowerShell
4 13 (6.31%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.94%) VBA
6 2 (0.97%) C#
6 2 (0.97%) COBOL
6 2 (0.97%) Java
6 2 (0.97%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.97%) PHP
6 2 (0.97%) VBScript
7 1 (0.49%) C++
7 1 (0.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (17.96%) Degree
2 25 (12.14%) MCP
3 9 (4.37%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.40%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.94%) A+ Certification
5 4 (1.94%) DBS Check
5 4 (1.94%) Server+ Certification
6 3 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.49%) CCNA
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.49%) MCDST
7 1 (0.49%) MCSA
7 1 (0.49%) MCSE
7 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.17%) SLA
2 21 (10.19%) GDPR
3 7 (3.40%) QA
4 4 (1.94%) PMO
5 1 (0.49%) COBIT
5 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.49%) PMBOK
System Software
1 51 (24.76%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.83%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.46%) vSphere
5 2 (0.97%) XenApp
6 1 (0.49%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.49%) Firmware
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.91%) SCCM
2 4 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.97%) DameWare
4 2 (0.97%) OpenView
4 2 (0.97%) OVSD
4 2 (0.97%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.49%) WSUS
5 1 (0.49%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 129 (62.62%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.62%) SAP
3 16 (7.77%) ServiceNow
4 14 (6.80%) VMware
5 11 (5.34%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (4.85%) Cisco
6 10 (4.85%) Citrix
6 10 (4.85%) Oracle
7 8 (3.88%) Remedy
8 7 (3.40%) iManage
8 7 (3.40%) Virgin Media
9 6 (2.91%) Polycom
10 5 (2.43%) IBM
10 5 (2.43%) Symantec
10 5 (2.43%) Syncsort
11 4 (1.94%) HP
11 4 (1.94%) Tableau
12 3 (1.46%) Adobe
12 3 (1.46%) Dell
12 3 (1.46%) Sonus