Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > North West
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 72 54
Rank change year-on-year -22 -18 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 421 490 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.45% 3.97% 4.34%
As % of the Applications category 46.11% 50.41% 44.03%
Number of salaries quoted 341 416 372
North West median annual salary £28,000 £28,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.88% -5.83% +9.09%
10th Percentile £20,000 £19,750 £19,250
90th Percentile £48,750 £55,386 £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 913 972 1,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.49% 7.87% 9.85%
Number of salaries quoted 723 807 864
North West median annual salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.17% -3.08% +3.17%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,900 £21,000
90th Percentile £53,650 £55,386 £55,000
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +2.78%

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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 2018. 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 -30 205 £27,000 -13.60% 41
Cheshire -30 98 £29,000 +30.34% 22
Lancashire +31 58 £28,250 +4.63% 6
Merseyside +7 53 £31,000 -11.43% 7
Cumbria -5 7 £23,750 -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 (58.67%) Microsoft
2 225 (53.44%) Windows
3 136 (32.30%) Active Directory
4 104 (24.70%) ITIL
5 93 (22.09%) Microsoft Excel
5 93 (22.09%) Office 365
6 92 (21.85%) Problem-Solving
7 82 (19.48%) Windows Server
8 79 (18.76%) SQL Server
9 77 (18.29%) VMware
10 76 (18.05%) SQL
11 70 (16.63%) Degree
12 67 (15.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 66 (15.68%) Finance
14 64 (15.20%) Windows 7
15 62 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
16 61 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
17 58 (13.78%) Project Management
18 57 (13.54%) LAN
18 57 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
19 53 (12.59%) WAN
20 52 (12.35%) TCP/IP
21 51 (12.11%) Windows 10
22 50 (11.88%) SCCM
23 49 (11.64%) MCSE
24 48 (11.40%) Cisco
24 48 (11.40%) Hyper-V
25 44 (10.45%) MS Visio
26 43 (10.21%) MCP
27 42 (9.98%) Windows Server 2012

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 29 (6.89%) SharePoint
2 27 (6.41%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.09%) IIS
5 9 (2.14%) WordPress
6 8 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.90%) SAS
6 8 (1.90%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.95%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.48%) Apache
9 2 (0.48%) CMS
9 2 (0.48%) Drupal
9 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.24%) concrete5
10 1 (0.24%) Confluence
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.24%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 93 (22.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (15.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 44 (10.45%) MS Visio
4 36 (8.55%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.95%) SPSS
6 3 (0.71%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.24%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.24%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.95%) FastStats
4 2 (0.48%) SAP InfiniteInsight
5 1 (0.24%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.24%) Magento
5 1 (0.24%) Movex
5 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.24%) Primavera
5 1 (0.24%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 93 (22.09%) Office 365
2 22 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.90%) OneDrive
4 6 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.19%) G Suite
6 3 (0.71%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.71%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.48%) GitHub
8 1 (0.24%) IaaS
8 1 (0.24%) PaaS
8 1 (0.24%) SaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 57 (13.54%) LAN
2 53 (12.59%) WAN
3 52 (12.35%) TCP/IP
4 40 (9.50%) Firewall
5 28 (6.65%) SAN
6 24 (5.70%) VPN
7 23 (5.46%) VoIP
8 18 (4.28%) DNS
9 17 (4.04%) Network Security
10 16 (3.80%) Wireless
11 15 (3.56%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (3.33%) Internet
12 14 (3.33%) Skype
13 12 (2.85%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (2.85%) IPsec
13 12 (2.85%) MPLS
13 12 (2.85%) SSL
14 11 (2.61%) Cisco ISE
14 11 (2.61%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (18.76%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (5.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (4.75%) MS Access
4 17 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.14%) Power BI
7 9 (2.14%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.66%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (1.66%) MySQL
9 4 (0.95%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.71%) GIS
10 3 (0.71%) QlikView
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.48%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 12 (2.85%) JIRA
2 8 (1.90%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.19%) Selenium
4 3 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.71%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.48%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
General
1 66 (15.68%) Finance
2 33 (7.84%) Banking
3 29 (6.89%) Retail
4 25 (5.94%) Law
5 18 (4.28%) Marketing
6 14 (3.33%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.85%) Legal
8 11 (2.61%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.66%) German Language
9 7 (1.66%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.43%) Advertising
11 4 (0.95%) Publishing
12 3 (0.71%) French Language
12 3 (0.71%) Front Office
13 2 (0.48%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.48%) Games
13 2 (0.48%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.24%) Billing
14 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 114 (27.08%) Analyst
2 59 (14.01%) Support Engineer
3 39 (9.26%) IT Support
4 34 (8.08%) Service Analyst
5 30 (7.13%) Developer
6 28 (6.65%) Support Analyst
7 27 (6.41%) Desktop Support
8 25 (5.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 24 (5.70%) 1st Line Support
9 24 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (5.46%) Security Engineer
10 23 (5.46%) Service Desk Analyst
11 22 (5.23%) Desktop Engineer
11 22 (5.23%) IT Engineer
11 22 (5.23%) IT Support Engineer
12 21 (4.99%) Field Engineer
13 20 (4.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 19 (4.51%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 18 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
15 18 (4.28%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.55%) .NET
2 20 (4.75%) HTML
3 18 (4.28%) CSS
4 14 (3.33%) Web Services
5 9 (2.14%) jQuery
6 8 (1.90%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.66%) Software Packaging
8 6 (1.43%) Ajax
8 6 (1.43%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.43%) RESTful
9 4 (0.95%) COM
9 4 (0.95%) HTML5
9 4 (0.95%) Kafka
9 4 (0.95%) XML
10 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.71%) CSS3
10 3 (0.71%) Entity Framework
10 3 (0.71%) Razor View Engine
10 3 (0.71%) SOAP
11 2 (0.48%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.36%) Driving Licence
3 20 (4.75%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (4.28%) Fat Client
5 18 (4.28%) Thin Client
6 12 (2.85%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.14%) EPoS
8 8 (1.90%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.43%) User Experience
10 4 (0.95%) SCADA
10 4 (0.95%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.71%) Chip and PIN
11 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.71%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.48%) Fintech
12 2 (0.48%) FMCG
12 2 (0.48%) iPad
12 2 (0.48%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 225 (53.44%) Windows
2 82 (19.48%) Windows Server
3 64 (15.20%) Windows 7
4 61 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (12.11%) Windows 10
6 42 (9.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (3.33%) Linux
9 10 (2.38%) Windows XP
10 8 (1.90%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.66%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.95%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.71%) Android
13 3 (0.71%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.48%) Unix
15 1 (0.24%) CentOS
15 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (24.70%) ITIL
2 92 (21.85%) Problem-Solving
3 58 (13.78%) Project Management
4 36 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (8.31%) Data Analysis
6 34 (8.08%) Service Delivery
7 28 (6.65%) E-Commerce
8 27 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (6.41%) Change Management
9 22 (5.23%) Service Management
10 21 (4.99%) CRM
11 19 (4.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (4.51%) PRINCE2
11 19 (4.51%) Proactive Monitoring
11 19 (4.51%) Risk Management
12 17 (4.04%) Analytics
13 16 (3.80%) Change Control
13 16 (3.80%) ITIL V3
13 16 (3.80%) Scrum
14 15 (3.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (18.05%) SQL
2 29 (6.89%) T-SQL
3 27 (6.41%) VBA
4 24 (5.70%) C#
5 22 (5.23%) JavaScript
6 17 (4.04%) C
7 13 (3.09%) PowerShell
8 10 (2.38%) Java
9 8 (1.90%) Python
10 7 (1.66%) PHP
10 7 (1.66%) R
11 6 (1.43%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.95%) VB
12 4 (0.95%) VBScript
13 3 (0.71%) C++
13 3 (0.71%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.24%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 70 (16.63%) Degree
2 57 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (11.64%) MCSE
4 43 (10.21%) MCP
5 33 (7.84%) MCSA
6 25 (5.94%) Security Cleared
7 22 (5.23%) SC Cleared
8 16 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (3.33%) CISSP
10 11 (2.61%) CCDP
10 11 (2.61%) CCNP
11 9 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (1.66%) MOS
13 5 (1.19%) CCNA
13 5 (1.19%) HNC
13 5 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.95%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.71%) CISA
15 3 (0.71%) CISM
15 3 (0.71%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.26%) SLA
2 19 (4.51%) PMO
3 6 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.95%) QA
5 3 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) GDPR
6 1 (0.24%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 136 (32.30%) Active Directory
2 48 (11.40%) Hyper-V
3 18 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.61%) Firmware
5 4 (0.95%) vSphere
6 3 (0.71%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.71%) XenApp
7 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.24%) NFS
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (11.88%) SCCM
2 11 (2.61%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (2.61%) Cisco UCCX
2 11 (2.61%) Nessus
2 11 (2.61%) TrustSec
3 9 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.95%) SCOM
4 4 (0.95%) WSUS
5 3 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.24%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.24%) SCSM
6 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 247 (58.67%) Microsoft
2 77 (18.29%) VMware
3 48 (11.40%) Cisco
4 34 (8.08%) Citrix
5 17 (4.04%) Capita
6 13 (3.09%) Intel
7 12 (2.85%) Google
8 11 (2.61%) Avaya
8 11 (2.61%) SAP
9 10 (2.38%) HP
9 10 (2.38%) Oracle
9 10 (2.38%) Remedy
10 7 (1.66%) Apple
10 7 (1.66%) BMC
10 7 (1.66%) Forcepoint
11 6 (1.43%) Symantec
12 5 (1.19%) Lumension
13 4 (0.95%) iManage
13 4 (0.95%) McAfee
13 4 (0.95%) Rockwell