Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > North West
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 66 57
Rank change year-on-year -25 -9 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 451 527 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.52% 4.26% 4.43%
As % of the Applications category 44.30% 50.97% 45.49%
Number of salaries quoted 356 451 410
North West median annual salary £28,000 £30,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £54,000 £58,000
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 1,018 1,034 1,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.96% 8.36% 9.74%
Number of salaries quoted 812 843 925
North West median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,625 £21,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £54,000 £55,000
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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -13 242 £27,500 -15.38% 65
Cheshire -34 120 £26,000 +14.29% 26
Lancashire +11 44 £28,750 +4.55% 13
Merseyside -26 33 £28,000 -26.32% 16
Cumbria 0 10 £22,500 -10.00% 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 298 (66.08%) Microsoft
2 243 (53.88%) Windows
3 169 (37.47%) Active Directory
4 135 (29.93%) ITIL
5 116 (25.72%) Office 365
6 103 (22.84%) Microsoft Excel
7 90 (19.96%) VMware
8 84 (18.63%) Windows Server
9 80 (17.74%) Windows 7
9 80 (17.74%) Finance
10 79 (17.52%) LAN
11 78 (17.29%) WAN
12 72 (15.96%) Degree
13 71 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
14 70 (15.52%) SQL
15 69 (15.30%) TCP/IP
16 68 (15.08%) Windows Server 2008
17 66 (14.63%) Hyper-V
18 62 (13.75%) Cisco
19 61 (13.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 60 (13.30%) MS Exchange
21 59 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
22 56 (12.42%) Microsoft Certification
23 51 (11.31%) Citrix
23 51 (11.31%) MCP
24 50 (11.09%) MCSE
25 49 (10.86%) Windows 10
26 48 (10.64%) SQL Server
27 45 (9.98%) SCCM
28 43 (9.53%) Project Management

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 60 (13.30%) MS Exchange
2 40 (8.87%) SharePoint
3 34 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.00%) IIS
6 6 (1.33%) SAS
7 5 (1.11%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.67%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.44%) CMS
10 2 (0.44%) WordPress
11 1 (0.22%) Apache
11 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.22%) concrete5
11 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) nginx
11 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.22%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 103 (22.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (13.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 28 (6.21%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (4.43%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.89%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.22%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.00%) Elite 3E
2 7 (1.55%) Carpe Diem
2 7 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.89%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.44%) Magento
4 2 (0.44%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.44%) SAP EWM
4 2 (0.44%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.44%) SAP InfiniteInsight
4 2 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.44%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.22%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.22%) Primavera
5 1 (0.22%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.22%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.22%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 116 (25.72%) Office 365
2 20 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.55%) OneDrive
4 6 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (1.33%) Google Analytics
5 5 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.11%) G Suite
6 4 (0.89%) SaaS
7 3 (0.67%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.67%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.22%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.22%) GitHub
8 1 (0.22%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 79 (17.52%) LAN
2 78 (17.29%) WAN
3 69 (15.30%) TCP/IP
4 42 (9.31%) Firewall
5 33 (7.32%) DNS
6 21 (4.66%) VoIP
7 18 (3.99%) SAN
8 17 (3.77%) DHCP
8 17 (3.77%) VPN
9 15 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (3.10%) Internet
11 9 (2.00%) Skype
12 8 (1.77%) VLAN
13 5 (1.11%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (0.89%) IP Telephony
14 4 (0.89%) Profibus
14 4 (0.89%) SSL
14 4 (0.89%) Wireless
15 3 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (5.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (3.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.00%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.55%) MS Access
7 7 (1.55%) Power BI
8 6 (1.33%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.11%) GIS
10 4 (0.89%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (0.89%) MySQL
10 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.67%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.67%) QlikView
12 2 (0.44%) OLAP
12 2 (0.44%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (2.44%) JIRA
2 7 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.89%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.67%) Selenium
5 2 (0.44%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.44%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (0.22%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 80 (17.74%) Finance
2 30 (6.65%) Retail
3 26 (5.76%) Legal
4 23 (5.10%) Law
5 19 (4.21%) Banking
6 17 (3.77%) Marketing
7 10 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.00%) Advertising
9 8 (1.77%) German Language
10 7 (1.55%) Billing
11 6 (1.33%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.67%) French Language
12 3 (0.67%) Front Office
12 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.44%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.22%) Back Office
14 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.22%) Local Government
14 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 135 (29.93%) Analyst
2 84 (18.63%) Support Engineer
3 45 (9.98%) IT Support
4 39 (8.65%) Service Analyst
5 36 (7.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 34 (7.54%) Service Desk Analyst
7 28 (6.21%) 1st Line Support
8 27 (5.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 27 (5.99%) IT Engineer
9 26 (5.76%) Desktop Support
9 26 (5.76%) IT Support Engineer
10 24 (5.32%) Help Desk Analyst
11 23 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 23 (5.10%) Support Analyst
12 21 (4.66%) Desktop Engineer
13 20 (4.43%) Developer
14 19 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 18 (3.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 18 (3.99%) Field Engineer
16 17 (3.77%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.43%) .NET
2 21 (4.66%) HTML
3 18 (3.99%) CSS
4 11 (2.44%) jQuery
5 10 (2.22%) Web Services
6 8 (1.77%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.55%) Ajax
7 7 (1.55%) AngularJS
7 7 (1.55%) Software Packaging
8 6 (1.33%) COM
9 5 (1.11%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.11%) HTML5
10 3 (0.67%) Classic ASP
10 3 (0.67%) CSS3
10 3 (0.67%) Entity Framework
10 3 (0.67%) Razor View Engine
10 3 (0.67%) RESTful
10 3 (0.67%) XML
11 2 (0.44%) JSP
11 2 (0.44%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 71 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (7.76%) Driving Licence
3 28 (6.21%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.99%) Fat Client
4 18 (3.99%) Thin Client
5 10 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.22%) iPhone
6 8 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.55%) User Experience
8 5 (1.11%) iPad
9 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.89%) SCADA
9 4 (0.89%) Social Media
10 3 (0.67%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.67%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.44%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.44%) Fintech
11 2 (0.44%) FMCG
11 2 (0.44%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 243 (53.88%) Windows
2 84 (18.63%) Windows Server
3 80 (17.74%) Windows 7
4 68 (15.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (10.86%) Windows 10
7 20 (4.43%) Windows XP
8 17 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (3.55%) Android
10 15 (3.33%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.77%) Linux
12 6 (1.33%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.67%) Unix
13 3 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.44%) AIX
14 2 (0.44%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.44%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.22%) CentOS
15 1 (0.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (29.93%) ITIL
2 43 (9.53%) Project Management
3 34 (7.54%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (7.32%) Service Delivery
5 31 (6.87%) Analytics
6 25 (5.54%) Service Management
7 23 (5.10%) Data Analysis
8 22 (4.88%) PRINCE2
9 21 (4.66%) E-Commerce
10 20 (4.43%) Change Control
11 19 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (3.99%) CRM
13 16 (3.55%) Mathematics
13 16 (3.55%) Workflow
14 14 (3.10%) Business Analysis
14 14 (3.10%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (3.10%) Time Management
15 13 (2.88%) Data Management
15 13 (2.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 70 (15.52%) SQL
2 34 (7.54%) C#
3 27 (5.99%) T-SQL
4 23 (5.10%) JavaScript
5 16 (3.55%) R
6 13 (2.88%) PowerShell
6 13 (2.88%) Python
7 12 (2.66%) VBA
8 11 (2.44%) C
9 8 (1.77%) VB.NET
10 7 (1.55%) PHP
11 6 (1.33%) C++
12 5 (1.11%) Java
13 3 (0.67%) VBScript
14 2 (0.44%) ABAP
14 2 (0.44%) VB
15 1 (0.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 72 (15.96%) Degree
2 56 (12.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (11.31%) MCP
4 50 (11.09%) MCSE
5 37 (8.20%) MCSA
6 20 (4.43%) Security Cleared
7 19 (4.21%) SC Cleared
8 18 (3.99%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (2.44%) CCNA
10 11 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (2.00%) MOS
12 6 (1.33%) DBS Check
13 5 (1.11%) A+ Certification
13 5 (1.11%) CISA
13 5 (1.11%) CISSP
13 5 (1.11%) HNC
13 5 (1.11%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (0.89%) CISM
14 4 (0.89%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.09%) SLA
2 17 (3.77%) PMO
3 13 (2.88%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.11%) QA
5 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.44%) GDPR
6 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.22%) GMP
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 169 (37.47%) Active Directory
2 66 (14.63%) Hyper-V
3 32 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.11%) XenApp
5 3 (0.67%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.67%) vSphere
6 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.22%) NFS
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 45 (9.98%) SCCM
2 8 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.44%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.44%) SCOM
5 1 (0.22%) Control-M
5 1 (0.22%) HockeyApp
5 1 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.22%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.22%) SCSM
5 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 298 (66.08%) Microsoft
2 90 (19.96%) VMware
3 62 (13.75%) Cisco
4 51 (11.31%) Citrix
5 17 (3.77%) Google
6 14 (3.10%) Intel
7 12 (2.66%) SAP
8 10 (2.22%) Apple
8 10 (2.22%) Intapp
8 10 (2.22%) Remedy
8 10 (2.22%) Veeam
9 9 (2.00%) iManage
10 8 (1.77%) Capita
11 7 (1.55%) BMC
11 7 (1.55%) Forcepoint
11 7 (1.55%) Tableau
12 5 (1.11%) Oracle
13 4 (0.89%) Lotus
13 4 (0.89%) Nokia
13 4 (0.89%) Siemens