Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 88 63
Rank change year-on-year +1 -25 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 363 449 527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.42% 3.53% 4.27%
As % of the Applications category 37.69% 43.51% 49.34%
Number of salaries quoted 255 350 445
North West median annual salary £32,500 £26,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.64% -11.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £20,600 £19,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £48,650 £48,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +4.62% - -

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 963 1,032 1,068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.08% 8.11% 8.66%
Number of salaries quoted 722 803 866
North West median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -43 157 £35,000 +32.08% 48
Cheshire +29 118 £30,000 +20.00% 21
Merseyside +34 45 £27,500 +3.77% 7
Lancashire +1 33 £34,500 +7.81% 8
Cumbria +7 7 £35,750 +89.40% 2
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 218 (60.06%) Microsoft
2 172 (47.38%) Windows
3 123 (33.88%) Active Directory
4 108 (29.75%) Problem-Solving
5 97 (26.72%) ITIL
6 79 (21.76%) Microsoft Excel
7 72 (19.83%) Finance
8 61 (16.80%) Office 365
9 59 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
10 56 (15.43%) SQL
11 55 (15.15%) Windows 7
11 55 (15.15%) Windows Server
12 53 (14.60%) SharePoint
13 50 (13.77%) Citrix
13 50 (13.77%) Windows 10
14 49 (13.50%) MS Visio
14 49 (13.50%) Project Management
15 48 (13.22%) VMware
16 47 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
17 44 (12.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 42 (11.57%) MS Exchange
18 42 (11.57%) LAN
19 41 (11.29%) WAN
20 35 (9.64%) Degree
21 33 (9.09%) Time Management
21 33 (9.09%) SLA
22 32 (8.82%) Service Management
23 31 (8.54%) Cisco
23 31 (8.54%) SQL Server
23 31 (8.54%) 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 53 (14.60%) SharePoint
2 42 (11.57%) MS Exchange
3 24 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (5.23%) Skype for Business
5 11 (3.03%) IIS
6 8 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.10%) Confluence
10 2 (0.55%) Apache
10 2 (0.55%) CMS
10 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.55%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.55%) JBoss
10 2 (0.55%) Kentico
10 2 (0.55%) SAS
10 2 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.55%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 79 (21.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (13.50%) MS Visio
3 44 (12.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (3.58%) Photoshop
5 12 (3.31%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.10%) UXPin
7 3 (0.83%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 7 (1.93%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (1.10%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.55%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.55%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.28%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 61 (16.80%) Office 365
2 16 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.93%) Force.com
3 7 (1.93%) Mimecast
4 6 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.38%) Lucidchart
6 4 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.55%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.55%) IaaS
7 2 (0.55%) PaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.28%) AdWords
8 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.28%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 42 (11.57%) LAN
2 41 (11.29%) WAN
3 24 (6.61%) VoIP
4 20 (5.51%) VPN
5 19 (5.23%) DNS
5 19 (5.23%) Skype
6 18 (4.96%) DHCP
6 18 (4.96%) Firewall
6 18 (4.96%) TCP/IP
7 17 (4.68%) SAN
7 17 (4.68%) Wireless
8 9 (2.48%) Internet
8 9 (2.48%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (2.20%) NAS
10 5 (1.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (1.38%) IP Telephony
10 5 (1.38%) Network Security
11 4 (1.10%) PBX
11 4 (1.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.48%) QlikView
4 9 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (1.93%) DB2
5 7 (1.93%) Power BI
5 7 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.83%) MS Access
7 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.55%) OLAP
8 2 (0.55%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.28%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.28%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 13 (3.58%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.75%) JIRA
3 6 (1.65%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 5 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.83%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.55%) Hudson
6 2 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.55%) Selenium
6 2 (0.55%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.55%) WebDriver
General
1 72 (19.83%) Finance
2 24 (6.61%) Law
3 19 (5.23%) Banking
4 15 (4.13%) Investment Banking
4 15 (4.13%) Retail
5 13 (3.58%) Legal
6 11 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.10%) Marketing
8 3 (0.83%) Automotive
8 3 (0.83%) Electronics
9 2 (0.55%) Games
9 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 114 (31.40%) Analyst
2 47 (12.95%) IT Support
3 42 (11.57%) Support Engineer
4 40 (11.02%) Developer
5 37 (10.19%) IT Analyst
6 29 (7.99%) Support Analyst
7 25 (6.89%) Desktop Support
7 25 (6.89%) Field Engineer
8 24 (6.61%) IT Engineer
8 24 (6.61%) Service Analyst
9 23 (6.34%) Desktop Engineer
10 22 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
11 21 (5.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 21 (5.79%) Field Support Engineer
12 19 (5.23%) IT Support Engineer
13 18 (4.96%) Business Analyst
13 18 (4.96%) Junior
14 17 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support
14 17 (4.68%) Service Desk Analyst
14 17 (4.68%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.26%) HTML
2 23 (6.34%) .NET
3 22 (6.06%) CSS
4 20 (5.51%) ASP.NET
5 12 (3.31%) HTML5 Canvas
5 12 (3.31%) Visualforce
6 8 (2.20%) XML
7 5 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (1.38%) Entity Framework
7 5 (1.38%) Middleware
8 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.83%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.83%) EDI
9 3 (0.83%) HTML5
9 3 (0.83%) SGML
9 3 (0.83%) XSLT
10 2 (0.55%) LDAP
10 2 (0.55%) SAML
10 2 (0.55%) SPNEGO
10 2 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 59 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.99%) Fat Client
2 29 (7.99%) Thin Client
3 21 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (4.68%) Data Centre
5 15 (4.13%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.86%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (3.31%) VLE
8 11 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (3.03%) Driving Licence
8 11 (3.03%) iPhone
9 10 (2.75%) Blackberry
10 9 (2.48%) Smartphone
11 7 (1.93%) AS400
11 7 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.93%) iSeries
11 7 (1.93%) Smart Meter
11 7 (1.93%) User Experience
12 5 (1.38%) Clustering
12 5 (1.38%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 172 (47.38%) Windows
2 55 (15.15%) Windows 7
2 55 (15.15%) Windows Server
3 50 (13.77%) Windows 10
4 31 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (7.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (5.51%) Android
7 12 (3.31%) Windows 8
8 10 (2.75%) Apple iOS
8 10 (2.75%) Linux
8 10 (2.75%) Unix
9 9 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.20%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.55%) CentOS
12 2 (0.55%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.55%) Solaris
12 2 (0.55%) SUSE
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (29.75%) Problem-Solving
2 97 (26.72%) ITIL
3 49 (13.50%) Project Management
4 47 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (9.09%) Time Management
6 32 (8.82%) Service Management
7 31 (8.54%) Decision-Making
8 30 (8.26%) Data Protection
9 26 (7.16%) Service Delivery
10 24 (6.61%) Problem Management
11 23 (6.34%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (5.79%) Change Management
12 21 (5.79%) Risk Management
13 19 (5.23%) Incident Management
14 18 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (4.68%) Computer Science
16 16 (4.41%) Line Management
16 16 (4.41%) Web Development
17 15 (4.13%) Business Analysis
17 15 (4.13%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (15.43%) SQL
2 23 (6.34%) JavaScript
3 15 (4.13%) C
4 12 (3.31%) Apex Code
5 11 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 10 (2.75%) C#
6 10 (2.75%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.93%) RPG
7 7 (1.93%) RPG IV
7 7 (1.93%) SOQL
8 5 (1.38%) VBA
9 4 (1.10%) Java
10 3 (0.83%) VB
11 2 (0.55%) Python
11 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.28%) C++
12 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (9.64%) Degree
2 14 (3.86%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (2.48%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (1.65%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.10%) A+ Certification
7 4 (1.10%) CCNA
7 4 (1.10%) CIPD
7 4 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.10%) MCP
8 3 (0.83%) CISSP
8 3 (0.83%) MCSA
8 3 (0.83%) MCSE
8 3 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.55%) CEH
9 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.55%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.09%) SLA
2 25 (6.89%) GDPR
3 11 (3.03%) PMO
4 6 (1.65%) QA
4 6 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (1.38%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.38%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 123 (33.88%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.58%) XenApp
3 10 (2.75%) Hyper-V
3 10 (2.75%) Terminal Server
4 9 (2.48%) vSphere
5 7 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.38%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.83%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (7.71%) SCCM
2 11 (3.03%) WSUS
3 8 (2.20%) SCOM
4 6 (1.65%) AirWatch
4 6 (1.65%) SCOrch
5 4 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.83%) DameWare
6 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.83%) SCDPM
6 3 (0.83%) SCSM
6 3 (0.83%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.55%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.55%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.55%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.28%) Nagios
8 1 (0.28%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 218 (60.06%) Microsoft
2 50 (13.77%) Citrix
3 48 (13.22%) VMware
4 31 (8.54%) Cisco
5 17 (4.68%) Intel
6 13 (3.58%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (3.03%) McAfee
8 10 (2.75%) SAP
9 8 (2.20%) MobileIron
10 7 (1.93%) Adobe
10 7 (1.93%) Dell
10 7 (1.93%) HP
10 7 (1.93%) IBM
10 7 (1.93%) Oracle
10 7 (1.93%) Remedy
10 7 (1.93%) Tableau
11 6 (1.65%) iManage
12 5 (1.38%) Apple
12 5 (1.38%) NetApp
12 5 (1.38%) Snow