The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 28 26
Rank change year-on-year -10 -2  
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 5 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.80% 4.55% 1.85%
As % of the Applications category 9.26% 35.29% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 1
Median salary £47,500 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.63% +37.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

MS Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for software application skills.

Software Application Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 54 17 8
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 19.42% 12.88% 7.41%
Number of salaries quoted 53 10 7
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £32,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £41,000 £41,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing MS Office as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in Northern Ireland

MS Office
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for MS Office in Northern Ireland

MS Office
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Armagh - 4 £47,500 -
County Antrim -15 1 £40,000 - 1
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing MS 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 9 (90.00%) MS Excel
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) MS Visio
2 7 (70.00%) Degree
3 6 (60.00%) Project Management
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (50.00%) MCSE
4 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (50.00%) Firewall
4 5 (50.00%) MS Project
4 5 (50.00%) CCNP
4 5 (50.00%) CCNA
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) GCP
4 5 (50.00%) DHCP
4 5 (50.00%) VPN
4 5 (50.00%) DNS
4 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (50.00%) System Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (50.00%) Migration
4 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (50.00%) Back Office
4 5 (50.00%) Google

MS Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (90.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (70.00%) MS Visio
3 5 (50.00%) MS Project
4 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (50.00%) Back Office
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (10.00%) Prime Brokerage
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Field Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) AWS Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (50.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Project Management
2 5 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (50.00%) System Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scorecard
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 5 (50.00%) CCNA
2 5 (50.00%) CCNP
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) MCITP
2 5 (50.00%) MCSE
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (10.00%) CISA
3 1 (10.00%) CISM
3 1 (10.00%) CISSP
3 1 (10.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) GCP
2 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Google
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (20.00%) Ciena
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Huawei
3 2 (20.00%) Nokia
3 2 (20.00%) Tellabs