Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 65 46
Rank change year-on-year -23 -19 +13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 461 502 703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.48% 4.02% 5.38%
As % of the Applications category 42.96% 47.09% 50.54%
Number of salaries quoted 339 434 546
North West median annual salary £25,000 £30,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.03% +1.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £18,000 £19,000 £18,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £51,250 £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 1073 1066 1391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.10% 8.54% 10.65%
Number of salaries quoted 815 856 1089
North West median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £52,500
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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +4 267 £25,000 -23.08% 29
Cheshire -17 137 £22,500 -10.00% 10
Lancashire -9 28 £27,500 - 2
Merseyside -25 23 £30,000 +9.09% 5
Cumbria -1 4 £18,875 -52.81% 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 330 (71.58%) Microsoft
2 224 (48.59%) Windows
3 187 (40.56%) Active Directory
4 115 (24.95%) ITIL
5 109 (23.64%) Office 365
5 109 (23.64%) Windows Server
6 96 (20.82%) VMware
7 88 (19.09%) Microsoft Excel
8 86 (18.66%) WAN
9 85 (18.44%) LAN
10 81 (17.57%) TCP/IP
10 81 (17.57%) Finance
11 74 (16.05%) Cisco
12 72 (15.62%) MS Exchange
12 72 (15.62%) SQL
13 71 (15.40%) Windows Server 2012
14 63 (13.67%) Windows 7
15 62 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
16 59 (12.80%) Degree
17 56 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
18 51 (11.06%) Hyper-V
19 49 (10.63%) Microsoft Certification
20 47 (10.20%) MCP
20 47 (10.20%) Windows 10
21 44 (9.54%) Citrix
22 42 (9.11%) MCSE
22 42 (9.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 41 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
24 40 (8.68%) Driving Licence
25 39 (8.46%) 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 72 (15.62%) MS Exchange
2 41 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (6.72%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.30%) SAS
6 5 (1.08%) Apache
6 5 (1.08%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.43%) IIS
10 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.22%) nginx
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 88 (19.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (9.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (4.56%) MS Visio
4 19 (4.12%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.87%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.65%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.43%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.22%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (4.77%) SAP EWM
2 11 (2.39%) SAP SD
3 7 (1.52%) Sage CRM
4 5 (1.08%) SAP LE
4 5 (1.08%) SAP MM
4 5 (1.08%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.65%) Sage 1000
6 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.43%) Infor CRM
6 2 (0.43%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.43%) Magento
6 2 (0.43%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.43%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.43%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.43%) Shopify
7 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.22%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 109 (23.64%) Office 365
2 16 (3.47%) Mimecast
3 9 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.08%) OneDrive
4 5 (1.08%) SaaS
5 3 (0.65%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.43%) Mavenlink
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.22%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (18.66%) WAN
2 85 (18.44%) LAN
3 81 (17.57%) TCP/IP
4 39 (8.46%) Firewall
5 28 (6.07%) DNS
6 27 (5.86%) VLAN
7 20 (4.34%) VPN
8 18 (3.90%) VoIP
9 16 (3.47%) DHCP
10 9 (1.95%) Ethernet
11 8 (1.74%) Profibus
11 8 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.52%) Internet
13 6 (1.30%) SAN
14 4 (0.87%) IP Telephony
14 4 (0.87%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (0.87%) Skype
14 4 (0.87%) SSL
14 4 (0.87%) Wireless
15 3 (0.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.95%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.87%) GIS
7 4 (0.87%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.87%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.87%) QlikView
8 3 (0.65%) MySQL
9 2 (0.43%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.43%) QualityStage
9 2 (0.43%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.22%) Big Data
10 1 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (0.87%) JIRA
3 3 (0.65%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.22%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 81 (17.57%) Finance
2 26 (5.64%) Billing
3 24 (5.21%) Legal
4 23 (4.99%) Telecoms
5 20 (4.34%) Law
5 20 (4.34%) Marketing
6 15 (3.25%) Retail
7 12 (2.60%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.39%) Advertising
9 9 (1.95%) Banking
10 7 (1.52%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.65%) Front Office
12 2 (0.43%) Games
12 2 (0.43%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.22%) Back Office
13 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.22%) German Language
13 1 (0.22%) Local Government
13 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 165 (35.79%) Analyst
2 86 (18.66%) Support Engineer
3 49 (10.63%) IT Support
4 42 (9.11%) 1st Line Support
4 42 (9.11%) Service Analyst
5 39 (8.46%) Service Desk Analyst
6 38 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 37 (8.03%) Business Analyst
8 34 (7.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 34 (7.38%) Support Analyst
9 29 (6.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 25 (5.42%) SAP Analyst
10 25 (5.42%) SAP Business Analyst
11 24 (5.21%) 1st Line Engineer
12 23 (4.99%) Help Desk Analyst
12 23 (4.99%) IT Engineer
13 22 (4.77%) Developer
13 22 (4.77%) Project Manager
14 21 (4.56%) 1st Line Support Engineer
14 21 (4.56%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.77%) IDoc
2 21 (4.56%) .NET
3 18 (3.90%) HTML
4 16 (3.47%) EDI
5 11 (2.39%) CSS
5 11 (2.39%) SAP XI
6 5 (1.08%) jQuery
7 4 (0.87%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.87%) COM
8 3 (0.65%) Classic ASP
8 3 (0.65%) XHTML
9 2 (0.43%) Ajax
9 2 (0.43%) HTML5
9 2 (0.43%) XML
10 1 (0.22%) .NET Core
10 1 (0.22%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.22%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (0.22%) LAPP Stack
10 1 (0.22%) LEMP Stack
10 1 (0.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 62 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (8.68%) Driving Licence
3 27 (5.86%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.82%) iPhone
5 11 (2.39%) iPad
6 8 (1.74%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.74%) Fat Client
6 8 (1.74%) SCADA
6 8 (1.74%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.30%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.87%) AS400
8 4 (0.87%) iSeries
9 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.65%) Renewable Energy
9 3 (0.65%) Replication
9 3 (0.65%) Social Media
9 3 (0.65%) User Experience
9 3 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.43%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 224 (48.59%) Windows
2 109 (23.64%) Windows Server
3 71 (15.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 63 (13.67%) Windows 7
5 56 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (10.20%) Windows 10
7 33 (7.16%) Windows 8
8 17 (3.69%) Android
9 15 (3.25%) Windows XP
10 8 (1.74%) Linux
11 6 (1.30%) Unix
11 6 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.43%) AIX
12 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.22%) CentOS
13 1 (0.22%) Debian
13 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (24.95%) ITIL
2 35 (7.59%) Project Management
3 27 (5.86%) Business Process Modelling
3 27 (5.86%) CRM
4 24 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (4.99%) Mathematics
6 22 (4.77%) Service Delivery
7 20 (4.34%) Analytics
7 20 (4.34%) Business Analysis
7 20 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (4.34%) ERP
7 20 (4.34%) Service Management
8 18 (3.90%) E-Commerce
9 16 (3.47%) PRINCE2
10 14 (3.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (2.82%) Data Management
11 13 (2.82%) Prototyping
11 13 (2.82%) Time Management
12 12 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (2.60%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 72 (15.62%) SQL
2 22 (4.77%) C#
3 18 (3.90%) T-SQL
4 12 (2.60%) R
5 11 (2.39%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.39%) PowerShell
5 11 (2.39%) VB.NET
6 9 (1.95%) C
6 9 (1.95%) Python
7 5 (1.08%) C++
7 5 (1.08%) VBA
8 4 (0.87%) PHP
8 4 (0.87%) RPG
8 4 (0.87%) RPG IV
9 2 (0.43%) ABAP
9 2 (0.43%) Java
9 2 (0.43%) VBScript
10 1 (0.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 59 (12.80%) Degree
2 49 (10.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (10.20%) MCP
4 42 (9.11%) MCSE
5 34 (7.38%) MCSA
6 18 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.74%) CCNA
7 8 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.74%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (1.52%) A+ Certification
9 6 (1.30%) Master's Degree
10 5 (1.08%) CISA
10 5 (1.08%) CISSP
10 5 (1.08%) SAP Certification
10 5 (1.08%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.08%) Security Cleared
11 4 (0.87%) CISM
11 4 (0.87%) PhD
12 3 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.46%) SLA
2 10 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.74%) PMO
4 7 (1.52%) QA
5 4 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.43%) GDPR
6 2 (0.43%) GMP
7 1 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 187 (40.56%) Active Directory
2 51 (11.06%) Hyper-V
3 37 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.08%) XenApp
5 3 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.22%) NFS
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (4.34%) SCCM
2 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.65%) Control-M
5 2 (0.43%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.43%) WSUS
6 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.22%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.22%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 330 (71.58%) Microsoft
2 96 (20.82%) VMware
3 74 (16.05%) Cisco
4 44 (9.54%) Citrix
5 31 (6.72%) SAP
6 22 (4.77%) Veeam
7 12 (2.60%) Sage
8 9 (1.95%) Apple
9 8 (1.74%) Intel
9 8 (1.74%) Oracle
9 8 (1.74%) Rockwell
9 8 (1.74%) Siemens
10 6 (1.30%) Google
10 6 (1.30%) HP
10 6 (1.30%) IBM
10 6 (1.30%) iManage
11 5 (1.08%) Adobe
11 5 (1.08%) Forcepoint
11 5 (1.08%) LexisNexis
11 5 (1.08%) ServiceNow