The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / South West
Rank 69 66 59
Rank change year-on-year -3 -7  
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 208 270 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.09% 4.62% 4.76%
As % of the Applications category 32.91% 30.68% 34.39%
Number of salaries quoted 188 193 240
Median salary £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £41,600 £41,500
UK excluding London median salary £29,500 £30,250 £28,000
% change year-on-year -2.47% +8.03%  

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 the South West with a requirement for software application skills.

Software Application Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 632 880 823
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 12.42% 15.05% 13.84%
Number of salaries quoted 551 716 702
Median salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.61% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for MS Office in the South West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in the South West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MS Office in the South West

MS Office
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bristol +6 76 £35,000 +23.89% 15
Wiltshire +13 53 £25,000 -13.79% 11
Devon -8 22 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Gloucestershire -9 22 £25,000 -27.53% 1
Somerset -23 17 £27,250 -9.16% 7
Dorset 0 11 £21,500 -40.27% 1
Cornwall +1 7 £24,500 +22.50% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 South West region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 312 (70.91%) Microsoft
2 214 (48.64%) Windows
3 180 (40.91%) MS Excel
4 144 (32.73%) Active Directory
5 134 (30.45%) ITIL
6 91 (20.68%) Windows Server
7 80 (18.18%) MS Exchange
8 71 (16.14%) Finance
9 70 (15.91%) SQL
10 68 (15.45%) LAN
11 67 (15.23%) WAN
12 60 (13.64%) Service Delivery
13 59 (13.41%) Service Management
14 54 (12.27%) Degree
14 54 (12.27%) Windows 7
15 53 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
15 53 (12.05%) SLA
16 48 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
16 48 (10.91%) MS PowerPoint
17 47 (10.68%) Security Cleared
18 46 (10.45%) Cisco
18 46 (10.45%) SQL Server
19 44 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
20 43 (9.77%) Office 365
20 43 (9.77%) VMware
21 42 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
22 41 (9.32%) Windows 8
22 41 (9.32%) TCP/IP
23 39 (8.86%) SharePoint
23 39 (8.86%) Project Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 80 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 39 (8.86%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (1.82%) IIS
4 7 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (1.59%) IBM Domino
5 6 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.14%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.91%) CMS
7 4 (0.91%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.68%) SAS
8 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.45%) Drupal
9 2 (0.45%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.45%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.23%) Confluence
10 1 (0.23%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 180 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 48 (10.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 29 (6.59%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.59%) MS Project
5 5 (1.14%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.68%) InDesign
6 3 (0.68%) InVision
6 3 (0.68%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.68%) SPSS
6 3 (0.68%) SPSS Modeler
7 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.23%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.68%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.23%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 43 (9.77%) Office 365
2 6 (1.36%) IaaS
2 6 (1.36%) PaaS
3 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (15.45%) LAN
2 67 (15.23%) WAN
3 41 (9.32%) TCP/IP
4 35 (7.95%) Firewall
5 29 (6.59%) Wi-Fi
6 26 (5.91%) Internet
7 19 (4.32%) VPN
8 18 (4.09%) DNS
9 16 (3.64%) DHCP
10 14 (3.18%) Remote Desktop
11 13 (2.95%) VoIP
12 12 (2.73%) SAN
13 10 (2.27%) Wireless
14 7 (1.59%) FTP
14 7 (1.59%) MPLS
14 7 (1.59%) SSL
15 5 (1.14%) ADSL
15 5 (1.14%) Cisco Wireless
16 4 (0.91%) Ethernet
17 3 (0.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.27%) MySQL
5 9 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.82%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.36%) MS Access
9 5 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.91%) QlikView
11 3 (0.68%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (0.68%) Data Mart
11 3 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.68%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (4.09%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (1.82%) JIRA
4 6 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.91%) Selenium
7 3 (0.68%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.68%) Toad
7 3 (0.68%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.45%) MSI
8 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.23%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 71 (16.14%) Finance
2 23 (5.23%) Marketing
3 21 (4.77%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.55%) Legal
5 14 (3.18%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.27%) Law
7 9 (2.05%) Front Office
7 9 (2.05%) Military
8 8 (1.82%) Electronics
9 6 (1.36%) Billing
10 4 (0.91%) Back Office
10 4 (0.91%) Banking
11 3 (0.68%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.45%) Advertising
12 2 (0.45%) Publishing
13 1 (0.23%) Automotive
13 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.23%) German Language
13 1 (0.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 160 (36.36%) Analyst
2 70 (15.91%) IT Support
3 60 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 56 (12.73%) Support Analyst
5 54 (12.27%) Service Analyst
6 51 (11.59%) Service Desk Analyst
7 44 (10.00%) IT Engineer
8 42 (9.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 39 (8.86%) Desktop Support
10 37 (8.41%) IT Support Engineer
11 33 (7.50%) IT Analyst
12 30 (6.82%) Developer
13 27 (6.14%) Desktop Engineer
13 27 (6.14%) Field Engineer
13 27 (6.14%) IT Manager
14 24 (5.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 24 (5.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 24 (5.45%) IT Support Analyst
15 23 (5.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 21 (4.77%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.86%) .NET
2 13 (2.95%) HTML
3 12 (2.73%) ASP.NET
4 11 (2.50%) XML
5 8 (1.82%) CSS
6 5 (1.14%) Web Services
7 4 (0.91%) Spring
7 4 (0.91%) XSLT
8 3 (0.68%) Apache Flex
8 3 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.68%) CAdES
8 3 (0.68%) CGI
8 3 (0.68%) Classic ASP
8 3 (0.68%) jQuery
8 3 (0.68%) JSF
8 3 (0.68%) PAdES
8 3 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.68%) SOAP
8 3 (0.68%) WPF
8 3 (0.68%) XAdES
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.59%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 22 (5.00%) Thin Client
4 19 (4.32%) Driving Licence
5 17 (3.86%) NHS
6 13 (2.95%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.05%) Smartphone
8 7 (1.59%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.36%) AS400
9 6 (1.36%) CCTV
9 6 (1.36%) Learning Management System
9 6 (1.36%) User Experience
10 5 (1.14%) e-Learning
10 5 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.91%) BYOD
11 4 (0.91%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.68%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.68%) iPad
12 3 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 214 (48.64%) Windows
2 91 (20.68%) Windows Server
3 54 (12.27%) Windows 7
4 44 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (9.32%) Windows 8
7 31 (7.05%) Windows XP
8 26 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (5.45%) Linux
9 24 (5.45%) Windows 10
10 13 (2.95%) Android
11 12 (2.73%) Apple iOS
12 11 (2.50%) Windows Vista
13 10 (2.27%) Unix
14 7 (1.59%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.59%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.36%) OpenVMS
15 6 (1.36%) Solaris
16 5 (1.14%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (30.45%) ITIL
2 60 (13.64%) Service Delivery
3 59 (13.41%) Service Management
4 48 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (8.86%) Project Management
6 32 (7.27%) PRINCE2
7 29 (6.59%) Data Protection
8 27 (6.14%) Time Management
9 22 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (4.77%) ERP
10 21 (4.77%) SDLC
11 19 (4.32%) ITIL V3
11 19 (4.32%) ITSM
11 19 (4.32%) Programme Management
11 19 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (4.09%) Mentoring
13 17 (3.86%) Infrastructure Management
13 17 (3.86%) Problem Management
14 16 (3.64%) Line Management
15 15 (3.41%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 70 (15.91%) SQL
2 25 (5.68%) C#
3 22 (5.00%) C
4 19 (4.32%) VBScript
5 18 (4.09%) VB
6 17 (3.86%) Java
7 13 (2.95%) JavaScript
8 12 (2.73%) VBA
9 10 (2.27%) PowerShell
10 9 (2.05%) PHP
11 7 (1.59%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.14%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.91%) Python
14 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.45%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.23%) C++
16 1 (0.23%) COBOL
16 1 (0.23%) Perl
16 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (12.27%) Degree
2 47 (10.68%) Security Cleared
3 29 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (3.86%) DV Cleared
4 17 (3.86%) MCP
4 17 (3.86%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (2.95%) MCSE
7 11 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (2.05%) Chartered Engineer
8 9 (2.05%) DBS Check
8 9 (2.05%) MCSA
9 7 (1.59%) CCNP
9 7 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (1.36%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.14%) CCNA
11 5 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.91%) HND
13 3 (0.68%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (12.05%) SLA
2 13 (2.95%) PMO
3 12 (2.73%) ISO 9001
3 12 (2.73%) QA
4 9 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.82%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.68%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.23%) DO-160
System Software
1 144 (32.73%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.09%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.82%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.68%) KVM
8 3 (0.68%) vSphere
8 3 (0.68%) XenApp
9 2 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.45%) UAG
10 1 (0.23%) Firmware
10 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (7.73%) SCCM
2 9 (2.05%) WSUS
3 8 (1.82%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.36%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.91%) Puppet
7 3 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.68%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.68%) Rundeck
7 3 (0.68%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.45%) SCOM
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.23%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 312 (70.91%) Microsoft
2 46 (10.45%) Cisco
3 43 (9.77%) VMware
4 33 (7.50%) Citrix
5 20 (4.55%) Oracle
6 19 (4.32%) Intel
7 18 (4.09%) HP
8 17 (3.86%) Apple
9 14 (3.18%) SAP
10 12 (2.73%) Symantec
11 11 (2.50%) Juniper
11 11 (2.50%) Veeam
12 10 (2.27%) Avaya
12 10 (2.27%) Dell
12 10 (2.27%) Sophos
13 9 (2.05%) Brocade
13 9 (2.05%) Lotus
14 8 (1.82%) NetApp
15 6 (1.36%) Remedy
16 5 (1.14%) SonicWALL
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