Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > North West
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 85 64
Rank change year-on-year -5 -21 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 433 473 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.45% 3.57% 4.07%
As % of the Applications category 45.20% 47.11% 43.80%
Number of salaries quoted 345 383 373
North West median annual salary £29,000 £27,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.45% -5.17% -3.33%
10th Percentile £20,000 £19,000 £19,250
90th Percentile £49,500 £51,000 £54,825
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 958 1,004 1,073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.62% 7.59% 9.29%
Number of salaries quoted 756 806 841
North West median annual salary £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.54% - -
10th Percentile £21,188 £20,750 £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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -27 191 £27,500 -8.33% 45
Cheshire -15 115 £29,000 +19.59% 19
Lancashire +38 58 £28,000 +1.82% 6
Merseyside +33 55 £35,500 +14.52% 8
Cumbria +3 10 £25,000 -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 252 (58.20%) Microsoft
2 208 (48.04%) Windows
3 123 (28.41%) Active Directory
4 104 (24.02%) Microsoft Excel
5 95 (21.94%) Problem-Solving
6 93 (21.48%) Office 365
7 90 (20.79%) ITIL
8 83 (19.17%) Finance
9 81 (18.71%) SQL Server
9 81 (18.71%) Windows Server
10 74 (17.09%) SQL
11 73 (16.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 73 (16.86%) Analytical Skills
12 68 (15.70%) VMware
13 64 (14.78%) Project Management
14 63 (14.55%) Windows 7
15 60 (13.86%) Degree
16 56 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
16 56 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
17 52 (12.01%) TCP/IP
18 50 (11.55%) LAN
19 47 (10.85%) Windows 10
19 47 (10.85%) Cisco
20 45 (10.39%) WAN
20 45 (10.39%) MS Visio
20 45 (10.39%) Windows Server 2012
21 42 (9.70%) MCSE
22 41 (9.47%) SharePoint
23 40 (9.24%) Microsoft Project
23 40 (9.24%) Agile Software Development

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 41 (9.47%) SharePoint
2 34 (7.85%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (2.77%) IIS
4 10 (2.31%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.85%) SAS
5 8 (1.85%) WordPress
6 7 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.39%) Umbraco
8 5 (1.15%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.69%) CMS
10 3 (0.69%) Confluence
11 2 (0.46%) Apache
11 2 (0.46%) Drupal
11 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.23%) concrete5
12 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.23%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 104 (24.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 73 (16.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 45 (10.39%) MS Visio
4 40 (9.24%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.15%) SPSS
6 4 (0.92%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.69%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.23%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.23%) InDesign
8 1 (0.23%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.92%) FastStats
3 3 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.23%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.23%) Magento
4 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.23%) Primavera
4 1 (0.23%) SAP InfiniteInsight
4 1 (0.23%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 93 (21.48%) Office 365
2 29 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.85%) OneDrive
4 5 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.23%) G Suite
6 1 (0.23%) GitHub
6 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.23%) IaaS
6 1 (0.23%) PaaS
6 1 (0.23%) SaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 52 (12.01%) TCP/IP
2 50 (11.55%) LAN
3 45 (10.39%) WAN
4 36 (8.31%) Firewall
5 26 (6.00%) SAN
6 25 (5.77%) VPN
7 22 (5.08%) VoIP
8 20 (4.62%) DNS
9 18 (4.16%) DHCP
10 16 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
10 16 (3.70%) Network Security
10 16 (3.70%) Skype
10 16 (3.70%) Wireless
11 14 (3.23%) Internet
12 13 (3.00%) MPLS
12 13 (3.00%) SSL
13 12 (2.77%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (2.77%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (2.77%) IPsec
14 11 (2.54%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (18.71%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (3.93%) MS Access
4 17 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (2.54%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (1.85%) MySQL
9 7 (1.62%) Power BI
9 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.39%) OLAP
11 4 (0.92%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.69%) QlikView
12 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.46%) GIS
13 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (3.93%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.77%) JIRA
3 4 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.69%) Selenium
5 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.46%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.23%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 83 (19.17%) Finance
2 37 (8.55%) Banking
3 33 (7.62%) Law
4 32 (7.39%) Retail
5 20 (4.62%) Marketing
6 16 (3.70%) Legal
7 14 (3.23%) Manufacturing
8 13 (3.00%) Investment Banking
9 12 (2.77%) Telecoms
10 11 (2.54%) Publishing
11 8 (1.85%) Advertising
12 4 (0.92%) Games
12 4 (0.92%) German Language
13 3 (0.69%) French Language
13 3 (0.69%) Front Office
14 2 (0.46%) Back Office
14 2 (0.46%) Electronics
14 2 (0.46%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 123 (28.41%) Analyst
2 51 (11.78%) Support Engineer
3 49 (11.32%) IT Support
4 36 (8.31%) Support Analyst
5 35 (8.08%) Developer
6 30 (6.93%) Service Analyst
7 27 (6.24%) 1st Line Support
7 27 (6.24%) Desktop Support
8 23 (5.31%) IT Analyst
8 23 (5.31%) Security Engineer
9 21 (4.85%) IT Engineer
10 20 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 20 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
10 20 (4.62%) Field Engineer
11 19 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 19 (4.39%) IT Support Engineer
12 18 (4.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 17 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
14 15 (3.46%) 1st Line Engineer
14 15 (3.46%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.47%) .NET
2 19 (4.39%) HTML
3 17 (3.93%) CSS
4 7 (1.62%) jQuery
4 7 (1.62%) Web Services
5 5 (1.15%) Ajax
5 5 (1.15%) HTML5
5 5 (1.15%) RESTful
6 4 (0.92%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.92%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.92%) COM
6 4 (0.92%) Kafka
6 4 (0.92%) XML
7 3 (0.69%) CSS3
7 3 (0.69%) Entity Framework
7 3 (0.69%) MDX
7 3 (0.69%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (0.69%) SOAP
7 3 (0.69%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 73 (16.86%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.16%) Driving Licence
3 21 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (4.16%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.70%) Fat Client
5 16 (3.70%) Thin Client
6 14 (3.23%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.31%) EPoS
8 9 (2.08%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.62%) NHS
10 5 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.92%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.69%) Chip and PIN
12 3 (0.69%) iPad
12 3 (0.69%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.69%) SCADA
12 3 (0.69%) User Experience
12 3 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.46%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 208 (48.04%) Windows
2 81 (18.71%) Windows Server
3 63 (14.55%) Windows 7
4 56 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (10.85%) Windows 10
6 45 (10.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (4.85%) Linux
8 19 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (2.54%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.31%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.15%) Unix
11 5 (1.15%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.92%) Android
13 3 (0.69%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.69%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.23%) Solaris
15 1 (0.23%) SUSE
15 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (21.94%) Problem-Solving
2 90 (20.79%) ITIL
3 64 (14.78%) Project Management
4 40 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (7.39%) Data Analysis
5 32 (7.39%) Service Delivery
6 26 (6.00%) Change Management
6 26 (6.00%) Risk Management
7 25 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (5.77%) CRM
7 25 (5.77%) PRINCE2
7 25 (5.77%) Service Management
8 21 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
8 21 (4.85%) E-Commerce
9 17 (3.93%) Information Security
9 17 (3.93%) ITIL V3
9 17 (3.93%) Mathematics
9 17 (3.93%) Scrum
10 15 (3.46%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (3.46%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 74 (17.09%) SQL
2 25 (5.77%) VBA
3 22 (5.08%) T-SQL
4 18 (4.16%) C
4 18 (4.16%) C#
5 17 (3.93%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.46%) PowerShell
7 10 (2.31%) Java
8 8 (1.85%) Python
9 7 (1.62%) PHP
10 6 (1.39%) R
10 6 (1.39%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.92%) VB
12 3 (0.69%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.69%) VBScript
13 2 (0.46%) C++
14 1 (0.23%) ANSI C
14 1 (0.23%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 60 (13.86%) Degree
2 56 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (9.70%) MCSE
4 33 (7.62%) MCP
5 28 (6.47%) MCSA
5 28 (6.47%) Security Cleared
6 20 (4.62%) SC Cleared
7 17 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (3.23%) CISSP
9 12 (2.77%) CCNP
10 11 (2.54%) CCDP
11 7 (1.62%) BC Cleared
12 6 (1.39%) CCNA
12 6 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.92%) MCITP
13 4 (0.92%) MOS
13 4 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.69%) CISA
14 3 (0.69%) CISM
14 3 (0.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.85%) SLA
2 21 (4.85%) PMO
3 7 (1.62%) GDPR
3 7 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.46%) QA
7 1 (0.23%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 123 (28.41%) Active Directory
2 33 (7.62%) Hyper-V
3 20 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.54%) Firmware
5 8 (1.85%) XenApp
6 4 (0.92%) vSphere
7 2 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.46%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.23%) Kamailio
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (9.01%) SCCM
2 11 (2.54%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (2.54%) Cisco UCCX
2 11 (2.54%) Nessus
2 11 (2.54%) TrustSec
3 10 (2.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.15%) SCOM
6 4 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.69%) WSUS
8 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.23%) Puppet
8 1 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 252 (58.20%) Microsoft
2 68 (15.70%) VMware
3 47 (10.85%) Cisco
4 36 (8.31%) Citrix
5 17 (3.93%) SAP
6 15 (3.46%) Capita
6 15 (3.46%) Oracle
7 12 (2.77%) Avaya
7 12 (2.77%) HP
8 11 (2.54%) Intel
9 8 (1.85%) Remedy
10 7 (1.62%) Symantec
11 6 (1.39%) Apple
11 6 (1.39%) Dell
11 6 (1.39%) Forcepoint
11 6 (1.39%) Lumension
12 5 (1.15%) Adobe
12 5 (1.15%) Cognos
12 5 (1.15%) F5
12 5 (1.15%) McAfee