Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 87 68
Rank change year-on-year +5 -19 -19
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 410 453 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.44% 3.44% 3.95%
As % of the Applications category 42.01% 44.07% 45.51%
Number of salaries quoted 313 347 389
North West median annual salary £29,500 £26,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.46% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £20,000 £18,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £45,500 £50,000
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 976 1,028 1,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.19% 7.81% 8.68%
Number of salaries quoted 744 792 842
North West median annual salary £35,000 £31,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.08% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -25 181 £27,500 +10.00% 30
Cheshire -1 124 £29,000 +23.40% 22
Merseyside +42 54 £31,288 +18.07% 12
Lancashire +31 40 £28,750 +4.55% 7
Cumbria +9 6 £25,000 - 4
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 245 (59.76%) Microsoft
2 204 (49.76%) Windows
3 129 (31.46%) Active Directory
4 111 (27.07%) Problem-Solving
5 96 (23.41%) ITIL
6 94 (22.93%) Microsoft Excel
7 83 (20.24%) Windows Server
8 80 (19.51%) Office 365
9 78 (19.02%) Finance
10 75 (18.29%) SQL
11 71 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
12 65 (15.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 63 (15.37%) SQL Server
14 60 (14.63%) Project Management
15 59 (14.39%) VMware
16 57 (13.90%) Degree
17 54 (13.17%) SharePoint
18 50 (12.20%) Windows 7
19 48 (11.71%) Citrix
19 48 (11.71%) TCP/IP
20 45 (10.98%) Cisco
20 45 (10.98%) LAN
21 44 (10.73%) WAN
21 44 (10.73%) Windows 10
22 42 (10.24%) MS Exchange
23 41 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
24 40 (9.76%) MS Visio
25 39 (9.51%) Windows Server 2008
26 37 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
27 34 (8.29%) Law

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 54 (13.17%) SharePoint
2 42 (10.24%) MS Exchange
3 17 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (4.15%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.95%) SAS
5 6 (1.46%) IIS
5 6 (1.46%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.22%) WordPress
7 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.98%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.49%) Apache
9 2 (0.49%) Confluence
9 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.24%) CMS
10 1 (0.24%) Drupal
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 94 (22.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (15.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 40 (9.76%) MS Visio
4 21 (5.12%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.46%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.22%) SPSS
7 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.24%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.24%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.98%) FastStats
3 2 (0.49%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.24%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.24%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 80 (19.51%) Office 365
2 25 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.46%) OneDrive
4 4 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.73%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.24%) IaaS
6 1 (0.24%) PaaS
6 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (11.71%) TCP/IP
2 45 (10.98%) LAN
3 44 (10.73%) WAN
4 34 (8.29%) Firewall
5 30 (7.32%) VoIP
6 27 (6.59%) VPN
7 25 (6.10%) DHCP
7 25 (6.10%) Wireless
8 24 (5.85%) DNS
9 21 (5.12%) Skype
10 19 (4.63%) SAN
11 17 (4.15%) Cisco IOS
12 16 (3.90%) Network Security
13 15 (3.66%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (3.41%) SSL
15 13 (3.17%) MPLS
16 12 (2.93%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (2.93%) IPsec
17 11 (2.68%) Cisco ISE
17 11 (2.68%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (15.37%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (2.68%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.44%) Power BI
8 9 (2.20%) Crystal Reports
8 9 (2.20%) MS Access
9 7 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.22%) OLAP
10 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.98%) QlikView
12 3 (0.73%) MySQL
13 2 (0.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 1 (0.24%) Base SAS
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 1 (0.24%) SAS EBI
14 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (4.15%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.22%) JIRA
3 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.24%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 78 (19.02%) Finance
2 34 (8.29%) Law
3 29 (7.07%) Banking
3 29 (7.07%) Retail
4 20 (4.88%) Marketing
5 16 (3.90%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.68%) Legal
6 11 (2.68%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.68%) Publishing
7 6 (1.46%) Games
7 6 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.22%) Advertising
9 4 (0.98%) Electronics
10 3 (0.73%) Back Office
10 3 (0.73%) Front Office
11 2 (0.49%) Automotive
11 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 130 (31.71%) Analyst
2 57 (13.90%) IT Support
3 39 (9.51%) Support Analyst
4 38 (9.27%) Support Engineer
5 35 (8.54%) Developer
6 34 (8.29%) IT Analyst
7 32 (7.80%) 1st Line Support
8 30 (7.32%) Service Analyst
9 25 (6.10%) Desktop Support
10 21 (5.12%) Support Technician
11 20 (4.88%) Field Engineer
11 20 (4.88%) Security Engineer
11 20 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
12 18 (4.39%) Desktop Engineer
12 18 (4.39%) IT Engineer
12 18 (4.39%) IT Support Analyst
12 18 (4.39%) Junior
13 16 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
13 16 (3.90%) Project Manager
14 15 (3.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.83%) .NET
2 10 (2.44%) HTML
3 8 (1.95%) ASP.NET
3 8 (1.95%) CSS
4 5 (1.22%) HTML5 Canvas
4 5 (1.22%) XML
5 4 (0.98%) Web Services
6 3 (0.73%) MDX
6 3 (0.73%) SGML
6 3 (0.73%) SOAP
7 2 (0.49%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.49%) EDI
7 2 (0.49%) LDAP
7 2 (0.49%) WCF
7 2 (0.49%) WinForms
8 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.24%) COM
8 1 (0.24%) HTML5
8 1 (0.24%) JSON
8 1 (0.24%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 71 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.63%) Fat Client
2 19 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (4.63%) Thin Client
3 18 (4.39%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.90%) Driving Licence
5 15 (3.66%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.41%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.93%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.71%) EPoS
8 7 (1.71%) NHS
9 6 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.46%) iPhone
9 6 (1.46%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.22%) VLE
11 4 (0.98%) 3D Printing
11 4 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.98%) User Experience
12 3 (0.73%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 204 (49.76%) Windows
2 83 (20.24%) Windows Server
3 50 (12.20%) Windows 7
4 44 (10.73%) Windows 10
5 39 (9.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (5.85%) Linux
8 12 (2.93%) Android
8 12 (2.93%) Unix
9 8 (1.95%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.95%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.71%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.73%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.73%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.24%) Solaris
13 1 (0.24%) SUSE
13 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (27.07%) Problem-Solving
2 96 (23.41%) ITIL
3 60 (14.63%) Project Management
4 31 (7.56%) Change Management
5 27 (6.59%) Data Analysis
6 26 (6.34%) CRM
6 26 (6.34%) Risk Management
6 26 (6.34%) Service Management
7 25 (6.10%) Time Management
8 23 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (4.88%) Mathematics
10 18 (4.39%) Problem Management
11 17 (4.15%) Business Continuity
11 17 (4.15%) Decision-Making
11 17 (4.15%) ITIL V3
12 16 (3.90%) Cybersecurity
12 16 (3.90%) PRINCE2
12 16 (3.90%) Service Delivery
12 16 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (18.29%) SQL
2 21 (5.12%) T-SQL
3 17 (4.15%) C#
4 15 (3.66%) VBA
5 14 (3.41%) C
6 11 (2.68%) PowerShell
7 10 (2.44%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.95%) Java
9 7 (1.71%) Python
10 5 (1.22%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.98%) R
12 3 (0.73%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.73%) VB
13 2 (0.49%) VBScript
14 1 (0.24%) C++
14 1 (0.24%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (13.90%) Degree
2 41 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (6.34%) MCSE
4 21 (5.12%) MCSA
5 20 (4.88%) MCP
6 19 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (3.90%) Security Cleared
8 14 (3.41%) CISSP
9 12 (2.93%) CCNP
10 11 (2.68%) CCDP
11 9 (2.20%) SC Cleared
12 8 (1.95%) CCNA
13 7 (1.71%) BC Cleared
13 7 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.22%) MCITP
15 3 (0.73%) CISA
15 3 (0.73%) CISM
15 3 (0.73%) CompTIA Security+
15 3 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.29%) SLA
2 16 (3.90%) GDPR
3 15 (3.66%) PMO
4 10 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (1.22%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.98%) QA
8 2 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.24%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 129 (31.46%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.12%) Hyper-V
3 19 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.41%) XenApp
5 11 (2.68%) Firmware
6 4 (0.98%) vSphere
7 3 (0.73%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.24%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (6.83%) SCCM
2 12 (2.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (2.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (2.68%) Cisco UCCX
3 11 (2.68%) Nessus
3 11 (2.68%) TrustSec
4 7 (1.71%) WSUS
5 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.46%) SCOM
6 3 (0.73%) DameWare
6 3 (0.73%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.49%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.49%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.24%) Puppet
8 1 (0.24%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.24%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 245 (59.76%) Microsoft
2 59 (14.39%) VMware
3 48 (11.71%) Citrix
4 45 (10.98%) Cisco
5 16 (3.90%) HP
5 16 (3.90%) Oracle
6 15 (3.66%) SAP
7 12 (2.93%) Intel
8 11 (2.68%) Avaya
9 10 (2.44%) Dell
10 9 (2.20%) Capita
11 7 (1.71%) Apple
11 7 (1.71%) Cognos
12 6 (1.46%) Remedy
12 6 (1.46%) Symantec
12 6 (1.46%) Tableau
13 5 (1.22%) Lumension
13 5 (1.22%) MobileIron
14 4 (0.98%) Forcepoint
14 4 (0.98%) McAfee