The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / West Midlands
Rank 57 60 51
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9  
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 205 241 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.40% 3.96% 4.67%
As % of the Applications category 30.78% 30.28% 31.03%
Number of salaries quoted 161 197 198
Median salary £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.45% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £17,250 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £49,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £29,000 £30,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year -4.91% +8.92%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

Software Application Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 666 796 754
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.30% 13.08% 15.05%
Number of salaries quoted 504 625 631
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

MS Office
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for MS Office in the West Midlands

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MS Office in the West Midlands

MS 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 MS Office within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Birmingham +4 110 £25,530 -11.96% 10
Staffordshire +20 24 £28,500 -3.38% 3
Worcestershire -17 15 £27,646 +28.58% 2
Coventry +11 14 £30,500 +29.78% 2
West Bromwich +3 8 £30,000 +81.81% 1
Shropshire -8 7 £53,500 +122.91% 1
Warwickshire +18 4 £25,000 -7.40% 2
Solihull -12 4 £31,566 -39.87% 1
Walsall +11 2 - -
Wolverhampton +6 2 £55,000 +144.44% 1
Brierley Hill - 2 £27,250 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £40,000 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 308 (71.79%) Microsoft
2 206 (48.02%) MS Excel
3 175 (40.79%) Windows
4 101 (23.54%) Finance
5 98 (22.84%) Active Directory
6 85 (19.81%) ITIL
7 76 (17.72%) Windows 7
8 72 (16.78%) MS PowerPoint
9 67 (15.62%) CRM
10 64 (14.92%) ERP
11 61 (14.22%) MS Visio
12 59 (13.75%) PRINCE2
13 57 (13.29%) SQL
14 55 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
15 46 (10.72%) Project Management
16 43 (10.02%) Office 365
16 43 (10.02%) Windows Server
17 42 (9.79%) Manufacturing
17 42 (9.79%) VMware
17 42 (9.79%) NHS
18 41 (9.56%) MS Exchange
19 40 (9.32%) Logistics
19 40 (9.32%) Degree
20 39 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
21 37 (8.62%) Windows 10
22 36 (8.39%) LAN
22 36 (8.39%) Oracle
23 35 (8.16%) SharePoint
23 35 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 34 (7.93%) Analytical Skills

MS Office
Top Related 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 41 (9.56%) MS Exchange
2 35 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.20%) Oracle UPK
4 11 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.10%) SAS
6 8 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.86%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (1.63%) IBM Notes
8 6 (1.40%) IIS
9 5 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.17%) Site Server
10 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.70%) WordPress
11 1 (0.23%) Apache
11 1 (0.23%) CMS
11 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 206 (48.02%) MS Excel
2 72 (16.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 61 (14.22%) MS Visio
4 24 (5.59%) MS Project
5 4 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.70%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.47%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.23%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.23%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.23%) SPSS
8 1 (0.23%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (4.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 18 (4.20%) Oracle Assets
1 18 (4.20%) Oracle Payables
1 18 (4.20%) Oracle Receivables
2 13 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (2.56%) SAP BPC
4 6 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.40%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.47%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.47%) Workfront
7 1 (0.23%) Magento
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.23%) SAP LE
7 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 43 (10.02%) Office 365
2 28 (6.53%) SaaS
3 13 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.33%) G Suite
5 8 (1.86%) Trello
6 5 (1.17%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.47%) IaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.39%) LAN
2 32 (7.46%) DNS
3 31 (7.23%) WAN
4 28 (6.53%) Firewall
5 27 (6.29%) TCP/IP
6 23 (5.36%) DHCP
7 18 (4.20%) VPN
8 12 (2.80%) Internet
8 12 (2.80%) VoIP
9 10 (2.33%) VLAN
10 9 (2.10%) Wireless
11 6 (1.40%) 802.11
12 5 (1.17%) Intranet
12 5 (1.17%) SAN
12 5 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.70%) MPLS
14 3 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (0.70%) Skype
15 2 (0.47%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.26%) BusinessObjects
3 13 (3.03%) SAP BW
4 12 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.80%) SAP HANA
5 10 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.10%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (1.86%) Data Mart
8 7 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.17%) Base SAS
9 5 (1.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 5 (1.17%) MS Access
9 5 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.23%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.23%) phpMyAdmin
11 1 (0.23%) QlikView
11 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (2.10%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.86%) Axure RP
2 8 (1.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 8 (1.86%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.86%) Moq
3 5 (1.17%) ProC
4 4 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.70%) JIRA
6 2 (0.47%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.47%) Selenium
6 2 (0.47%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.23%) Dreamweaver
General
1 101 (23.54%) Finance
2 42 (9.79%) Manufacturing
3 19 (4.43%) General Ledger
4 17 (3.96%) Marketing
5 16 (3.73%) Retail
6 14 (3.26%) Local Government
7 12 (2.80%) Legal
7 12 (2.80%) Telecoms
8 11 (2.56%) Law
9 8 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.63%) Publishing
11 6 (1.40%) Automotive
11 6 (1.40%) Billing
11 6 (1.40%) Games
12 5 (1.17%) Advertising
13 4 (0.93%) French Language
14 2 (0.47%) German Language
14 2 (0.47%) Polish Language
14 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.23%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 97 (22.61%) Analyst
2 43 (10.02%) IT Support
3 42 (9.79%) Support Engineer
4 40 (9.32%) Architect
5 32 (7.46%) Support Analyst
6 29 (6.76%) Developer
7 27 (6.29%) IT Engineer
8 22 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
9 20 (4.66%) Project Manager
10 19 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
11 18 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support
11 18 (4.20%) Business Analyst
11 18 (4.20%) Service Analyst
11 18 (4.20%) Service Desk Analyst
12 16 (3.73%) 1st Line Support
13 15 (3.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 14 (3.26%) 1st Line Engineer
14 14 (3.26%) Desktop Support
15 13 (3.03%) Coordinator
15 13 (3.03%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.50%) HTML
2 13 (3.03%) .NET
3 12 (2.80%) XML
4 10 (2.33%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.10%) .NET Framework
6 8 (1.86%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (1.86%) Entity Framework
6 8 (1.86%) HTML5
6 8 (1.86%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (1.40%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.70%) CSS
9 2 (0.47%) CGI
10 1 (0.23%) EDI
10 1 (0.23%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.79%) NHS
2 34 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.06%) Driving Licence
4 24 (5.59%) Management Information System
5 20 (4.66%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.80%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.86%) PMI
7 8 (1.86%) Smart Meter
8 7 (1.63%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.63%) e-Learning
8 7 (1.63%) iPhone
9 6 (1.40%) iPad
10 4 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.93%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.93%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (0.70%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.47%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.47%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 175 (40.79%) Windows
2 76 (17.72%) Windows 7
3 43 (10.02%) Windows Server
4 37 (8.62%) Windows 10
5 32 (7.46%) Windows 8
6 31 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (3.50%) Windows XP
8 14 (3.26%) Apple iOS
9 12 (2.80%) Android
10 10 (2.33%) Linux
11 9 (2.10%) Windows Vista
12 6 (1.40%) Unix
13 4 (0.93%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.70%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (19.81%) ITIL
2 67 (15.62%) CRM
3 64 (14.92%) ERP
4 59 (13.75%) PRINCE2
5 55 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (10.72%) Project Management
7 40 (9.32%) Logistics
8 39 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 26 (6.06%) Service Management
10 25 (5.83%) Business Process Modelling
11 22 (5.13%) Data Management
11 22 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (4.43%) Line Management
13 19 (4.43%) Presales
13 19 (4.43%) Service Delivery
13 19 (4.43%) TOGAF
14 18 (4.20%) Change Management
15 17 (3.96%) Business Analysis
15 17 (3.96%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (13.29%) SQL
2 22 (5.13%) PowerShell
3 18 (4.20%) C#
4 11 (2.56%) Java
4 11 (2.56%) VB
5 10 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.63%) VBScript
7 6 (1.40%) C
7 6 (1.40%) COBOL
7 6 (1.40%) VBA
8 5 (1.17%) PHP
8 5 (1.17%) PROC SQL
9 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.47%) C++
10 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 40 (9.32%) Degree
2 35 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 23 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (4.43%) MCSE
4 19 (4.43%) Security Cleared
5 16 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (3.73%) PMI Certification
6 15 (3.50%) SC Cleared
7 14 (3.26%) ISEB
8 12 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (2.56%) CCNA
10 9 (2.10%) APMP
10 9 (2.10%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (2.10%) MCP
11 8 (1.86%) PMP
12 6 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (1.17%) DBS Check
13 5 (1.17%) SAS Certification
14 3 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.70%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.23%) SLA
2 24 (5.59%) PMO
3 17 (3.96%) QA
4 14 (3.26%) Data Quality
5 9 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.40%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.23%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.23%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 98 (22.84%) Active Directory
2 29 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.96%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.63%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.47%) XenApp
7 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.23%) vSphere
7 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (6.76%) SCCM
2 7 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (1.40%) AirWatch
4 5 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (1.17%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (1.17%) WSUS
5 2 (0.47%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 308 (71.79%) Microsoft
2 42 (9.79%) VMware
3 36 (8.39%) Oracle
4 32 (7.46%) Cisco
4 32 (7.46%) SAP
5 18 (4.20%) JD Edwards
6 13 (3.03%) Citrix
6 13 (3.03%) Dell
6 13 (3.03%) Google
7 10 (2.33%) HP
8 9 (2.10%) Adobe
8 9 (2.10%) Apple
9 8 (1.86%) Huawei
10 7 (1.63%) Lotus
10 7 (1.63%) SonicWALL
10 7 (1.63%) Sophos
10 7 (1.63%) Symantec
11 6 (1.40%) Intel Security
11 6 (1.40%) Nokia
11 6 (1.40%) ServiceNow
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The Mereway Group of Companies
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wolverhampton
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Smethwick, West Midlands (County)
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: £very competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 per annum + £8000 commission
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £17,000 per annum + MS Qualification + more benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Webrecruit
Salary: £Competitive Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke on Trent
greywood
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Pension + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 9 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Brierley Hill
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
County Infrastructure Service Ltd
Salary: From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The Rank Group plc
Salary: Company Car
Posted: 19 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
The SmartList
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £24495.00 - £26625.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £60000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago