Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 89 82
Rank change year-on-year +27 -7 -21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 475 427 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.61% 3.44% 3.70%
As % of the Applications category 51.57% 45.62% 49.03%
Number of salaries quoted 345 343 396
North West median annual salary £32,500 £29,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.07% +3.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £52,750 £48,750 £55,386
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

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 921 936 975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.94% 7.54% 7.55%
Number of salaries quoted 661 740 789
North West median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,238 £20,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £55,386
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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +34 244 £33,500 +13.56% 12
Cheshire +51 149 £28,000 -3.45% 3
Merseyside 0 43 £32,000 -20.00% 1
Lancashire -40 24 £34,000 +21.43% 1
Cumbria +7 12 £31,250 +25.00%
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 347 (73.05%) Microsoft
2 206 (43.37%) Windows
3 177 (37.26%) Active Directory
4 133 (28.00%) Office 365
5 117 (24.63%) Problem-Solving
6 97 (20.42%) Microsoft Excel
7 90 (18.95%) Windows 10
8 87 (18.32%) ITIL
8 87 (18.32%) Degree
9 83 (17.47%) Agile Software Development
9 83 (17.47%) Windows Server
10 82 (17.26%) Finance
11 81 (17.05%) DNS
12 78 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
13 75 (15.79%) SQL Server
14 74 (15.58%) MS Exchange
15 70 (14.74%) Windows 7
16 69 (14.53%) LAN
17 65 (13.68%) WAN
18 64 (13.47%) VMware
19 61 (12.84%) DHCP
19 61 (12.84%) SLA
20 60 (12.63%) SQL
21 58 (12.21%) Cisco
22 51 (10.74%) Service Delivery
23 49 (10.32%) VPN
24 48 (10.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
24 48 (10.11%) Self-Motivation
25 45 (9.47%) TCP/IP
25 45 (9.47%) 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 74 (15.58%) MS Exchange
2 39 (8.21%) SharePoint
3 27 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (5.68%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.68%) IIS
5 7 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.63%) Apache
7 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.42%) Confluence
8 2 (0.42%) Moodle
8 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.21%) CMS
9 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 97 (20.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (10.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 37 (7.79%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.95%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.68%) Adobe XD
6 8 (1.68%) UXPin
7 3 (0.63%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.42%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.21%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 14 (2.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.63%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.42%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.42%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.21%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.21%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 133 (28.00%) Office 365
2 30 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (2.95%) Power Platform
5 10 (2.11%) Lucidchart
6 7 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (1.26%) Mimecast
8 5 (1.05%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (1.05%) AdWords
8 5 (1.05%) Google Analytics
8 5 (1.05%) Google Tag Manager
9 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.21%) Force.com
10 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.21%) Google Docs
10 1 (0.21%) IaaS
10 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.21%) PaaS
10 1 (0.21%) SaaS
10 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 81 (17.05%) DNS
2 69 (14.53%) LAN
3 65 (13.68%) WAN
4 61 (12.84%) DHCP
5 49 (10.32%) VPN
6 45 (9.47%) Firewall
6 45 (9.47%) TCP/IP
7 37 (7.79%) VoIP
8 35 (7.37%) Internet
8 35 (7.37%) Wireless
9 30 (6.32%) Skype
10 16 (3.37%) SMTP
10 16 (3.37%) VLAN
11 14 (2.95%) Broadband
12 13 (2.74%) HTTP
12 13 (2.74%) IP Telephony
13 10 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (1.47%) PBX
14 7 (1.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.95%) Power BI
3 12 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.47%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.26%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.05%) Mixpanel
7 5 (1.05%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.84%) QlikView
9 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.42%) IDOL
10 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (2.74%) JIRA
2 10 (2.11%) Balsamiq
3 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.63%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.21%) Hudson
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.21%) Selenium
5 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 82 (17.26%) Finance
2 44 (9.26%) Retail
3 36 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 30 (6.32%) Legal
5 24 (5.05%) Banking
6 19 (4.00%) Law
7 15 (3.16%) Billing
8 11 (2.32%) Marketing
9 8 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.84%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.63%) Advertising
11 3 (0.63%) Electronics
12 2 (0.42%) Back Office
12 2 (0.42%) French Language
12 2 (0.42%) Front Office
13 1 (0.21%) Avionics
13 1 (0.21%) German Language
13 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 173 (36.42%) Analyst
2 69 (14.53%) Support Engineer
3 67 (14.11%) IT Support
4 52 (10.95%) IT Engineer
4 52 (10.95%) Service Analyst
5 47 (9.89%) IT Support Engineer
6 41 (8.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 36 (7.58%) Support Analyst
8 29 (6.11%) Business Analyst
9 25 (5.26%) Developer
10 24 (5.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 24 (5.05%) Administrator
10 24 (5.05%) Support Technician
11 23 (4.84%) Service Desk Engineer
12 20 (4.21%) Network Support
13 19 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
13 19 (4.00%) Technical Support
14 18 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support
14 18 (3.79%) IT Analyst
14 18 (3.79%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.42%) .NET
2 18 (3.79%) XML
3 17 (3.58%) CSS
3 17 (3.58%) HTML
4 14 (2.95%) .NET Framework
4 14 (2.95%) ASP.NET
4 14 (2.95%) Middleware
5 13 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 13 (2.74%) EDI
5 13 (2.74%) Entity Framework
5 13 (2.74%) XSLT
6 10 (2.11%) XMPP
7 5 (1.05%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.63%) LDAP
8 3 (0.63%) MAPI
9 2 (0.42%) HTML5
9 2 (0.42%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.42%) SOAP
9 2 (0.42%) Visualforce
9 2 (0.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 78 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (10.11%) Self-Motivation
3 42 (8.84%) Management Information System
4 26 (5.47%) Driving Licence
5 24 (5.05%) Blackberry
6 21 (4.42%) Smartphone
7 20 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (3.79%) Fat Client
8 18 (3.79%) Thin Client
9 15 (3.16%) Data Centre
9 15 (3.16%) iPhone
10 11 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (2.11%) Smart Meter
12 9 (1.89%) iPad
12 9 (1.89%) User Experience
13 8 (1.68%) Clustering
13 8 (1.68%) FMCG
14 7 (1.47%) Mainframe
14 7 (1.47%) NHS
15 6 (1.26%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 206 (43.37%) Windows
2 90 (18.95%) Windows 10
3 83 (17.47%) Windows Server
4 70 (14.74%) Windows 7
5 37 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (6.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (4.63%) Linux
8 17 (3.58%) Android
8 17 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (2.32%) Mac OS X
10 10 (2.11%) Unix
10 10 (2.11%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.68%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.26%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.63%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.21%) Solaris
14 1 (0.21%) SUSE
14 1 (0.21%) VMS
14 1 (0.21%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (24.63%) Problem-Solving
2 87 (18.32%) ITIL
3 83 (17.47%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (10.74%) Service Delivery
5 38 (8.00%) Project Management
6 37 (7.79%) Workflow
7 34 (7.16%) ERP
8 31 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (6.32%) Business Analysis
9 30 (6.32%) Service Management
10 29 (6.11%) CRM
11 26 (5.47%) Line Management
12 25 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (5.26%) Information Security
13 22 (4.63%) Time Management
14 21 (4.42%) Data Protection
14 21 (4.42%) Document Management
14 21 (4.42%) Migration
15 20 (4.21%) Decision-Making
16 19 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (12.63%) SQL
2 26 (5.47%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.16%) C#
4 6 (1.26%) C
4 6 (1.26%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.05%) Java
6 3 (0.63%) COBOL
6 3 (0.63%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.63%) VBA
7 2 (0.42%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.42%) Python
7 2 (0.42%) VB
8 1 (0.21%) Ada
8 1 (0.21%) Ada 83
8 1 (0.21%) Ada 95
8 1 (0.21%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 87 (18.32%) Degree
2 34 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (5.05%) ITIL Certification
4 20 (4.21%) MCP
4 20 (4.21%) MCSA
5 18 (3.79%) CCNA
5 18 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (3.58%) DBS Check
7 11 (2.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 11 (2.32%) MCSE
7 11 (2.32%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 11 (2.32%) SSCP
8 10 (2.11%) MCTS
8 10 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (1.89%) Security Cleared
10 8 (1.68%) IIBA
10 8 (1.68%) ISEB
11 6 (1.26%) CCNP
11 6 (1.26%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (12.84%) SLA
2 11 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.32%) PMO
3 7 (1.47%) QA
4 5 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.84%) GDPR
5 4 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.21%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 177 (37.26%) Active Directory
2 40 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.21%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.68%) XenApp
6 6 (1.26%) vSphere
7 5 (1.05%) Terminal Server
8 4 (0.84%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.63%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 3 (0.63%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.42%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (6.11%) SCCM
2 13 (2.74%) WSUS
3 12 (2.53%) SCOM
4 11 (2.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.05%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.05%) HP ALM
6 4 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.42%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.42%) Nagios
9 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.21%) SCSM
9 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 347 (73.05%) Microsoft
2 64 (13.47%) VMware
3 58 (12.21%) Cisco
4 38 (8.00%) Citrix
5 22 (4.63%) Apple
6 17 (3.58%) Adobe
7 16 (3.37%) Oracle
8 12 (2.53%) iManage
8 12 (2.53%) SAP
8 12 (2.53%) Tableau
9 11 (2.32%) HP
10 10 (2.11%) Avaya
10 10 (2.11%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.89%) Google
12 8 (1.68%) McAfee
13 7 (1.47%) Symantec
14 6 (1.26%) Intel
14 6 (1.26%) IronPort
14 6 (1.26%) Sony
15 5 (1.05%) Ivanti