Period
to 17 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 17 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 55 64
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 422 444 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.49% 4.54% 4.07%
As % of the Applications category 43.64% 45.73% 42.77%
Number of salaries quoted 286 341 412
West Midlands median annual salary £28,250 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.83% +9.09% +1.85%
10th Percentile £18,750 £19,000 £16,775
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
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 West Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 967 971 1,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.29% 9.93% 9.51%
Number of salaries quoted 689 756 948
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.84%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,000 £19,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the West Midlands

Microsoft Office
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Office in the West Midlands

Microsoft Office
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Office in the West Midlands

Microsoft Office
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 June 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
Birmingham -4 191 £30,000 +9.09% 23
Coventry -4 51 £30,000 - 3
Warwickshire +42 44 £42,000 +78.72% 13
Staffordshire -8 42 £21,500 -21.82% 7
Solihull +23 27 £29,250 -10.00% 8
Worcestershire +11 15 £28,500 -10.32% 6
Wolverhampton -6 14 £26,750 +18.89% 3
Shropshire +10 10 £19,000 -37.70% 6
Sutton Coldfield +8 7 £19,500 -51.25% 1
Dudley -3 7 £22,500 -25.00%
Halesowen -3 3 £22,250 -25.83% 1
Walsall -5 1 £30,500 +35.56%
Wednesbury - 1 £18,000 -
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 307 (72.75%) Microsoft
2 215 (50.95%) Windows
3 158 (37.44%) Active Directory
4 117 (27.73%) Windows 7
5 116 (27.49%) Microsoft Excel
6 101 (23.93%) Windows 10
7 91 (21.56%) VMware
8 88 (20.85%) SQL
9 85 (20.14%) Degree
10 81 (19.19%) Office 365
11 74 (17.54%) Finance
12 72 (17.06%) ITIL
13 67 (15.88%) Microsoft Certification
14 63 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
14 63 (14.93%) SCCM
15 61 (14.45%) Problem-Solving
16 59 (13.98%) Self-Motivation
16 59 (13.98%) MCSE
17 57 (13.51%) MS Exchange
18 55 (13.03%) Data Centre
19 52 (12.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 48 (11.37%) PowerShell
21 47 (11.14%) Windows Server
22 46 (10.90%) SQL Server
22 46 (10.90%) Project Management
23 45 (10.66%) MCP
24 44 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
24 44 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
25 43 (10.19%) Computer Science
26 42 (9.95%) Citrix

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 57 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 39 (9.24%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (1.90%) Confluence
5 6 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.95%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.71%) CMS
8 3 (0.71%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.71%) MediaWiki
8 3 (0.71%) SAS
8 3 (0.71%) WordPress
9 1 (0.24%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) IIS
9 1 (0.24%) Joomla!
Applications
1 116 (27.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (12.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 35 (8.29%) MS Visio
4 15 (3.55%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (2.37%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.47%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.24%) CATIA
8 1 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.24%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.47%) Primavera
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.24%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.24%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 1 (0.24%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 81 (19.19%) Office 365
2 44 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.13%) Google Analytics
5 5 (1.18%) GitHub
6 4 (0.95%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.71%) AdWords
8 2 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.47%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.24%) G Suite
9 1 (0.24%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.21%) DHCP
2 21 (4.98%) DNS
3 19 (4.50%) Internet
3 19 (4.50%) Remote Desktop
3 19 (4.50%) TCP/IP
3 19 (4.50%) VPN
4 18 (4.27%) LAN
5 17 (4.03%) Firewall
6 13 (3.08%) WAN
7 6 (1.42%) NetScaler
7 6 (1.42%) Wireless
8 5 (1.18%) MPLS
9 4 (0.95%) DSL
9 4 (0.95%) Skype
9 4 (0.95%) WebEx
10 3 (0.71%) ADSL
10 3 (0.71%) Intranet
10 3 (0.71%) VLAN
10 3 (0.71%) WLAN
11 2 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.18%) MySQL
4 5 (1.18%) QlikView
4 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.95%) GIS
5 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.71%) Spotfire
6 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.47%) Power BI
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.24%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.24%) MS Access
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.84%) JIRA
2 11 (2.61%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.95%) Appium
4 4 (0.95%) Maven
4 4 (0.95%) Robot Framework
4 4 (0.95%) Robotium
4 4 (0.95%) Selenium
4 4 (0.95%) TestNG
4 4 (0.95%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.47%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.47%) Visual Website Optimizer
6 1 (0.24%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.24%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
General
1 74 (17.54%) Finance
2 22 (5.21%) Legal
3 21 (4.98%) Manufacturing
4 19 (4.50%) Retail
5 17 (4.03%) Marketing
6 11 (2.61%) Publishing
7 9 (2.13%) Banking
8 8 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.66%) Automotive
10 5 (1.18%) Games
11 4 (0.95%) Billing
12 3 (0.71%) Law
13 2 (0.47%) Advertising
13 2 (0.47%) Brand Awareness
13 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.24%) Hindi Language
14 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 126 (29.86%) Analyst
2 50 (11.85%) IT Support
3 47 (11.14%) Support Analyst
4 41 (9.72%) Support Engineer
5 36 (8.53%) SCCM Engineer
6 28 (6.64%) Desktop Support
6 28 (6.64%) IT Analyst
7 26 (6.16%) IT Support Analyst
8 25 (5.92%) Service Analyst
9 23 (5.45%) Consultant
10 22 (5.21%) 1st Line Support
11 20 (4.74%) Administrator
11 20 (4.74%) Applications Support
12 19 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
12 19 (4.50%) Desktop Engineer
12 19 (4.50%) IT Engineer
13 18 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
14 16 (3.79%) Developer
14 16 (3.79%) Technical Consultant
15 15 (3.55%) Senior SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.18%) .NET
1 5 (1.18%) Software Packaging
1 5 (1.18%) XML
2 4 (0.95%) COM
3 3 (0.71%) .NET Framework
3 3 (0.71%) HTML
4 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (0.47%) CSS
4 2 (0.47%) Entity Framework
4 2 (0.47%) LINQ
4 2 (0.47%) Web Services
5 1 (0.24%) CSS3
5 1 (0.24%) EDI
5 1 (0.24%) HTML5
5 1 (0.24%) SOAP
5 1 (0.24%) XSD
5 1 (0.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.98%) Self-Motivation
2 55 (13.03%) Data Centre
3 44 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (10.19%) Computer Science
5 26 (6.16%) Management Information System
6 25 (5.92%) User Experience
7 18 (4.27%) Driving Licence
8 9 (2.13%) Fintech
9 6 (1.42%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.18%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.18%) NHS
10 5 (1.18%) Social Media
11 4 (0.95%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.95%) EPoS
11 4 (0.95%) Handset
12 3 (0.71%) iSeries
12 3 (0.71%) PDA
12 3 (0.71%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 215 (50.95%) Windows
2 117 (27.73%) Windows 7
3 101 (23.93%) Windows 10
4 47 (11.14%) Windows Server
5 36 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (8.06%) Windows 8
6 34 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (4.27%) Windows XP
8 16 (3.79%) Linux
9 11 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.42%) Android
10 6 (1.42%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.95%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.95%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.47%) SUSE
13 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (17.06%) ITIL
2 63 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (14.45%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (10.90%) Project Management
5 39 (9.24%) Service Management
6 38 (9.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 37 (8.77%) Software Engineering
8 33 (7.82%) Customer Requirements
8 33 (7.82%) Service Delivery
9 30 (7.11%) Presales
10 29 (6.87%) Data Protection
11 25 (5.92%) Mobile Device Management
11 25 (5.92%) Time Management
12 24 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (4.98%) Application Virtualisation
14 19 (4.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 19 (4.50%) Document Management
14 19 (4.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 17 (4.03%) Change Management
16 16 (3.79%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 88 (20.85%) SQL
2 48 (11.37%) PowerShell
3 40 (9.48%) VBScript
4 20 (4.74%) C#
5 13 (3.08%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.66%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.42%) R
8 4 (0.95%) Java
9 3 (0.71%) PHP
9 3 (0.71%) VB
9 3 (0.71%) VBA
10 2 (0.47%) C
10 2 (0.47%) Python
11 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 85 (20.14%) Degree
2 67 (15.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (13.98%) MCSE
4 45 (10.66%) MCP
5 40 (9.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (4.50%) Security Cleared
7 14 (3.32%) MCSA
8 11 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.66%) MCITP
10 7 (1.66%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.42%) HND
11 6 (1.42%) IIBA
12 5 (1.18%) NVQ Level 3
13 4 (0.95%) HNC
13 4 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.71%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.71%) CISM
14 3 (0.71%) CISSP
14 3 (0.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.72%) SLA
2 14 (3.32%) PMO
3 9 (2.13%) QA
4 8 (1.90%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.42%) GDPR
7 5 (1.18%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.71%) P3O
10 2 (0.47%) COBIT
10 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.24%) GCP
11 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 158 (37.44%) Active Directory
2 36 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.87%) Microsoft App-V
4 25 (5.92%) XenApp
4 25 (5.92%) XenDesktop
5 22 (5.21%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (4.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 16 (3.79%) Hyper-V
8 10 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.42%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.47%) vSphere
11 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 63 (14.93%) SCCM
2 30 (7.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 26 (6.16%) WSUS
4 25 (5.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 25 (5.92%) SCOrch
5 22 (5.21%) SCVMM
6 19 (4.50%) SCDPM
6 19 (4.50%) SCSM
7 13 (3.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (1.90%) AirWatch
9 6 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.47%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.47%) NetVault Backup
12 1 (0.24%) EnCase
12 1 (0.24%) FTK
12 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 307 (72.75%) Microsoft
2 91 (21.56%) VMware
3 42 (9.95%) Citrix
4 17 (4.03%) Apple
4 17 (4.03%) Google
5 14 (3.32%) Cisco
5 14 (3.32%) HP
6 12 (2.84%) Adobe
6 12 (2.84%) ServiceNow
7 11 (2.61%) SAP
8 10 (2.37%) Oracle
9 7 (1.66%) MobileIron
9 7 (1.66%) WatchGuard
10 6 (1.42%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.42%) Mitel
10 6 (1.42%) NetApp
10 6 (1.42%) Nimble Storage
10 6 (1.42%) NVIDIA
10 6 (1.42%) Twitter
11 5 (1.18%) Capita