Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 57 63
Rank change year-on-year +13 +6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 430 434 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.40% 4.42% 4.34%
As % of the Applications category 59.72% 42.72% 45.88%
Number of salaries quoted 294 318 358
West Midlands median annual salary £31,000 £29,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.98% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £18,750 £18,750 £19,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £56,000
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 West Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 720 1,016 946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.04% 10.34% 9.46%
Number of salaries quoted 490 759 768
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +1.54%
10th Percentile £20,750 £20,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 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
Birmingham +3 181 £36,750 +14.84% 4
Worcestershire +16 56 £28,500 - 2
Coventry +27 53 £31,000 -18.95% 3
Staffordshire +27 43 £24,250 +10.23% 1
Warwickshire +1 34 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Solihull +4 23 £39,000 +33.33% 4
Shropshire -5 19 £18,000 -5.26% 4
Herefordshire - 5 £35,000 -
Wolverhampton +5 4 £28,000 +12.00%
Halesowen +37 2 £24,000 +4.35% 1
Walsall -4 1 £21,500 -29.51%
Dudley -8 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Brierley Hill - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 314 (73.02%) Microsoft
2 228 (53.02%) Windows
3 133 (30.93%) Active Directory
4 123 (28.60%) Office 365
5 117 (27.21%) Microsoft Excel
6 106 (24.65%) ITIL
7 99 (23.02%) Windows 7
8 88 (20.47%) SQL
9 79 (18.37%) Project Management
10 78 (18.14%) Microsoft Azure
10 78 (18.14%) Windows 10
11 77 (17.91%) Windows Server
12 76 (17.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 73 (16.98%) MCSE
14 72 (16.74%) VMware
14 72 (16.74%) SCCM
15 69 (16.05%) Degree
16 68 (15.81%) Problem-Solving
17 65 (15.12%) Data Centre
18 58 (13.49%) Finance
19 56 (13.02%) Service Delivery
20 54 (12.56%) SharePoint
20 54 (12.56%) SLA
20 54 (12.56%) Data Protection
21 53 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
22 51 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
22 51 (11.86%) Hyper-V
22 51 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
23 50 (11.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 50 (11.63%) Security Cleared

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 54 (12.56%) SharePoint
2 33 (7.67%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.33%) Confluence
5 7 (1.63%) CMS
5 7 (1.63%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.70%) SAS
7 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.47%) IIS
8 2 (0.47%) JBoss
8 2 (0.47%) WildFly
9 1 (0.23%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 117 (27.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (11.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 33 (7.67%) MS Visio
4 21 (4.88%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.93%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.70%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (2.09%) Primavera
2 8 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.16%) iTrent
3 5 (1.16%) SAP R/3
4 4 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.70%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.47%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.47%) Workfront
7 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.23%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 123 (28.60%) Office 365
2 78 (18.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (5.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (3.49%) Amazon EMR
5 15 (3.49%) Amazon Kinesis
5 15 (3.49%) Amazon S3
5 15 (3.49%) Amazon SQS
5 15 (3.49%) AWS Lambda
5 15 (3.49%) Serverless
6 10 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.40%) GitHub
7 6 (1.40%) IaaS
7 6 (1.40%) OneDrive
7 6 (1.40%) PaaS
8 4 (0.93%) Basecamp
8 4 (0.93%) G Suite
9 3 (0.70%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.21%) DNS
2 30 (6.98%) Internet
3 29 (6.74%) DHCP
4 28 (6.51%) Network Security
5 25 (5.81%) Firewall
6 23 (5.35%) VPN
7 14 (3.26%) TCP/IP
8 13 (3.02%) SAN
9 12 (2.79%) DSL
10 11 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
10 11 (2.56%) LAN
10 11 (2.56%) WAN
11 10 (2.33%) ADSL
12 9 (2.09%) VLAN
13 8 (1.86%) Broadband
13 8 (1.86%) VoIP
14 7 (1.63%) NAS
14 7 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (1.63%) Skype
15 5 (1.16%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.81%) Relational Database
3 19 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (3.49%) Amazon Redshift
4 15 (3.49%) Cosmos DB
4 15 (3.49%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (1.86%) MySQL
5 8 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.16%) MS Access
7 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.47%) Power BI
8 2 (0.47%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 15 (3.49%) JIRA
2 9 (2.09%) Redmine
3 6 (1.40%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.47%) Appium
5 2 (0.47%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.47%) Maven
5 2 (0.47%) Robot Framework
5 2 (0.47%) Robotium
5 2 (0.47%) Selenium
5 2 (0.47%) Subversion
5 2 (0.47%) TestNG
5 2 (0.47%) TestRail
5 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.47%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (13.49%) Finance
2 34 (7.91%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.49%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.79%) Marketing
4 12 (2.79%) Retail
5 10 (2.33%) Aerospace
6 9 (2.09%) Games
7 8 (1.86%) Publishing
8 5 (1.16%) Electronics
9 4 (0.93%) Local Government
10 3 (0.70%) Advertising
10 3 (0.70%) Banking
10 3 (0.70%) Billing
11 2 (0.47%) Back Office
11 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 94 (21.86%) Analyst
2 34 (7.91%) Support Engineer
3 32 (7.44%) Architect
4 30 (6.98%) IT Engineer
4 30 (6.98%) Support Analyst
5 29 (6.74%) IT Support
5 29 (6.74%) Project Manager
6 26 (6.05%) Team Leader
7 24 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 24 (5.58%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (5.35%) 1st Line Support
8 23 (5.35%) Desktop Support
9 21 (4.88%) Cloud Architect
9 21 (4.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 21 (4.88%) Lead Architect
9 21 (4.88%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 19 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
10 19 (4.42%) Business Analyst
11 17 (3.95%) Coordinator
12 16 (3.72%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.74%) Web Services
2 26 (6.05%) .NET
3 23 (5.35%) ASP.NET
4 21 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (1.86%) XML
6 6 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (1.16%) CSS
7 5 (1.16%) HTML
8 4 (0.93%) WAP
9 3 (0.70%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.70%) Apache Flex
9 3 (0.70%) Spring
10 2 (0.47%) COM
10 2 (0.47%) Drools
10 2 (0.47%) HTML5
10 2 (0.47%) jQuery
10 2 (0.47%) Middleware
10 2 (0.47%) OLE
11 1 (0.23%) ADO.NET
11 1 (0.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (15.12%) Data Centre
2 51 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.74%) Management Information System
3 29 (6.74%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (6.05%) Driving Licence
5 11 (2.56%) User Experience
6 10 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (2.33%) PMI
7 7 (1.63%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.63%) Mobile Computing
8 6 (1.40%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.40%) Clustering
8 6 (1.40%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.16%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.93%) Cyberattack
10 4 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 228 (53.02%) Windows
2 99 (23.02%) Windows 7
3 78 (18.14%) Windows 10
4 77 (17.91%) Windows Server
5 53 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (9.07%) Windows 8
6 39 (9.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (6.74%) Linux
8 13 (3.02%) Windows XP
9 6 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (1.16%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.93%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.70%) Android
13 2 (0.47%) CentOS
13 2 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.47%) Unix
13 2 (0.47%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (24.65%) ITIL
2 79 (18.37%) Project Management
3 68 (15.81%) Problem-Solving
4 56 (13.02%) Service Delivery
5 54 (12.56%) Data Protection
6 51 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (10.00%) Service Management
8 40 (9.30%) Presales
9 35 (8.14%) Computer Science
10 33 (7.67%) Incident Management
11 29 (6.74%) ITSM
12 28 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (6.05%) Customer Requirements
14 25 (5.81%) Thought Leadership
15 24 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 24 (5.58%) Root Cause Analysis
15 24 (5.58%) Scrum
16 23 (5.35%) PRINCE2
17 22 (5.12%) Time Management
18 21 (4.88%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 88 (20.47%) SQL
2 44 (10.23%) PowerShell
3 38 (8.84%) Python
4 29 (6.74%) Java
5 25 (5.81%) PL/SQL
6 21 (4.88%) Scala
6 21 (4.88%) Shell Script
7 15 (3.49%) VBScript
8 14 (3.26%) C#
9 13 (3.02%) C
10 9 (2.09%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.40%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.16%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.16%) VBA
13 4 (0.93%) VB
13 4 (0.93%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 76 (17.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (16.98%) MCSE
3 69 (16.05%) Degree
4 50 (11.63%) Security Cleared
5 42 (9.77%) MCSA
6 27 (6.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (4.88%) MCP
8 20 (4.65%) MCITP
9 19 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (3.95%) DV Cleared
12 16 (3.72%) HNC
13 10 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (2.33%) IIBA
13 10 (2.33%) PMI Certification
14 9 (2.09%) CCNA
14 9 (2.09%) HND
15 6 (1.40%) AWS Certification
16 5 (1.16%) ISEB
16 5 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (12.56%) SLA
2 50 (11.63%) GDPR
3 21 (4.88%) QA
4 13 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.63%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.40%) PMO
7 3 (0.70%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.23%) COSHH
8 1 (0.23%) HAZOP
System Software
1 133 (30.93%) Active Directory
2 51 (11.86%) Hyper-V
3 38 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.02%) BitLocker
4 13 (3.02%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.33%) XenApp
5 10 (2.33%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.86%) Firmware
7 8 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.93%) KVM
8 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.47%) NLBS
9 2 (0.47%) vSphere
9 2 (0.47%) Xen
10 1 (0.23%) Docker
10 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 72 (16.74%) SCCM
2 44 (10.23%) WSUS
3 23 (5.35%) SCOM
4 13 (3.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 13 (3.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (3.02%) SCVMM
5 9 (2.09%) Backup Exec
5 9 (2.09%) SCOrch
6 8 (1.86%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.40%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.93%) Ansible
8 4 (0.93%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.93%) Puppet
9 3 (0.70%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.70%) SCSM
10 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.23%) FTK
Vendors
1 314 (73.02%) Microsoft
2 72 (16.74%) VMware
3 39 (9.07%) Citrix
4 27 (6.28%) NetApp
5 20 (4.65%) Nimble Storage
6 18 (4.19%) ServiceNow
7 16 (3.72%) HP
8 15 (3.49%) Adobe
8 15 (3.49%) McAfee
8 15 (3.49%) Oracle
9 14 (3.26%) SAP
10 12 (2.79%) Apple
11 11 (2.56%) Veeam
12 10 (2.33%) Sophos
13 9 (2.09%) Remedy
14 8 (1.86%) Cisco
14 8 (1.86%) Google
14 8 (1.86%) Ivanti
15 7 (1.63%) Atlassian
15 7 (1.63%) Dell