Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 44 56
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 391 456 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.16% 5.18% 4.60%
As % of the Applications category 55.94% 49.14% 45.00%
Number of salaries quoted 306 290 368
West Midlands median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10th Percentile £19,500 £18,882 £20,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £53,825
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 699 928 1,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.22% 10.53% 10.23%
Number of salaries quoted 565 637 832
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +3.17%
10th Percentile £20,250 £20,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £54,500 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +12 142 £32,500 -10.96% 14
Staffordshire +28 64 £22,500 -1.10% 17
Solihull -7 34 £29,500 +3.51% 10
Warwickshire -8 34 £29,000 -12.12% 13
Coventry +4 31 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Worcestershire -26 26 £27,500 -8.33% 12
Shropshire -14 14 £21,000 +5.00% 5
Wolverhampton +15 9 £27,500 -15.38%
Dudley +2 8 £26,500 +17.78% 2
Walsall - 7 £37,000 - 1
Herefordshire - 4 £32,000 - 2
Sutton Coldfield +5 2 £21,000 +7.69% 3
Halesowen -6 2 £26,000 +20.93%
West Bromwich - 1 £35,000 - 2
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 285 (72.89%) Microsoft
2 180 (46.04%) Windows
3 144 (36.83%) Active Directory
4 123 (31.46%) Office 365
5 110 (28.13%) ITIL
6 96 (24.55%) Windows Server
7 78 (19.95%) Finance
8 77 (19.69%) Microsoft Excel
9 67 (17.14%) SLA
10 64 (16.37%) Problem-Solving
11 58 (14.83%) SQL
11 58 (14.83%) VMware
12 57 (14.58%) MS Exchange
12 57 (14.58%) Azure
13 56 (14.32%) LAN
14 54 (13.81%) WAN
14 54 (13.81%) Service Management
15 53 (13.55%) Project Management
16 51 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
17 50 (12.79%) SQL Server
18 49 (12.53%) DNS
19 47 (12.02%) SCCM
19 47 (12.02%) VMware Infrastructure
19 47 (12.02%) Degree
20 44 (11.25%) Change Management
21 43 (11.00%) Service Delivery
21 43 (11.00%) Hyper-V
22 42 (10.74%) Windows 7
22 42 (10.74%) DHCP
22 42 (10.74%) 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 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 36 (9.21%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (4.09%) Skype for Business
5 14 (3.58%) ArcGIS
5 14 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (3.58%) IIS
6 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.77%) JBoss
6 3 (0.77%) WildFly
7 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.26%) Confluence
8 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 77 (19.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (6.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (4.60%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.26%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.26%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.26%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 9 (2.30%) Workfront
2 5 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.26%) Primavera
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 123 (31.46%) Office 365
2 57 (14.58%) Azure
3 14 (3.58%) AWS
4 13 (3.32%) IaaS
5 12 (3.07%) G Suite
6 11 (2.81%) PaaS
7 10 (2.56%) Power Platform
8 8 (2.05%) OneDrive
8 8 (2.05%) SaaS
9 6 (1.53%) Yammer
10 5 (1.28%) GCP
11 4 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.77%) Azure Stack
12 3 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.77%) MailChimp
13 2 (0.51%) Basecamp
13 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.51%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.51%) OpenDNS
14 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 56 (14.32%) LAN
2 54 (13.81%) WAN
3 49 (12.53%) DNS
4 42 (10.74%) DHCP
5 35 (8.95%) TCP/IP
6 29 (7.42%) Firewall
7 22 (5.63%) SAN
7 22 (5.63%) Wireless
8 21 (5.37%) Internet
9 17 (4.35%) Skype
10 13 (3.32%) Network Security
11 12 (3.07%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (3.07%) VoIP
12 8 (2.05%) NAS
12 8 (2.05%) VPN
13 6 (1.53%) DSL
14 5 (1.28%) NetScaler
14 5 (1.28%) Unified Communications
15 4 (1.02%) GoToMeeting
16 3 (0.77%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.58%) GIS
2 14 (3.58%) Spatial Data
3 10 (2.56%) Power BI
4 7 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.02%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 4 (1.02%) MS Access
7 4 (1.02%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2017
7 4 (1.02%) SSDT
8 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (3.32%) JIRA
2 2 (0.51%) Redmine
3 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
General
1 78 (19.95%) Finance
2 22 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.12%) Marketing
4 18 (4.60%) Retail
5 14 (3.58%) Law
6 10 (2.56%) Legal
7 9 (2.30%) Public Sector
8 8 (2.05%) Automotive
8 8 (2.05%) Games
8 8 (2.05%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.79%) Electronics
10 6 (1.53%) Aerospace
11 5 (1.28%) Environmental Health
12 4 (1.02%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.02%) Local Government
13 3 (0.77%) Banking
14 2 (0.51%) Back Office
14 2 (0.51%) Publishing
15 1 (0.26%) Advertising
15 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 110 (28.13%) Analyst
2 53 (13.55%) Support Analyst
3 33 (8.44%) IT Support
4 28 (7.16%) Support Engineer
5 27 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (6.14%) Service Analyst
7 22 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
8 20 (5.12%) 1st Line Support
8 20 (5.12%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (5.12%) Administrator
9 18 (4.60%) IT Analyst
9 18 (4.60%) IT Engineer
10 17 (4.35%) Consultant
11 16 (4.09%) Azure Engineer
11 16 (4.09%) Project Manager
11 16 (4.09%) Systems Administrator
12 15 (3.84%) Desktop Support
12 15 (3.84%) IT Support Analyst
13 14 (3.58%) Cloud Engineer
13 14 (3.58%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.30%) Web Services
1 9 (2.30%) XML
2 6 (1.53%) .NET
3 4 (1.02%) Flash
3 4 (1.02%) SOAP
3 4 (1.02%) XSL
4 2 (0.51%) COM
4 2 (0.51%) HTML
4 2 (0.51%) MAPI
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.26%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.26%) CSS
5 1 (0.26%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (9.46%) Management Information System
3 29 (7.42%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 21 (5.37%) Driving Licence
6 13 (3.32%) CCTV
7 12 (3.07%) User Experience
8 9 (2.30%) Smartphone
8 9 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (2.05%) Blackberry
9 8 (2.05%) Mobile Games
10 6 (1.53%) Fibre Optics
11 5 (1.28%) Clustering
11 5 (1.28%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.02%) Handset
12 4 (1.02%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.77%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.77%) iPhone
13 3 (0.77%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 180 (46.04%) Windows
2 96 (24.55%) Windows Server
3 42 (10.74%) Windows 7
3 42 (10.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (9.72%) Windows 10
5 32 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (4.35%) Linux
7 14 (3.58%) Android
7 14 (3.58%) Apple iOS
7 14 (3.58%) Windows XP
8 10 (2.56%) Windows 8
9 9 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.79%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.28%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.02%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.77%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.77%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.77%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (28.13%) ITIL
2 64 (16.37%) Problem-Solving
3 54 (13.81%) Service Management
4 53 (13.55%) Project Management
5 44 (11.25%) Change Management
6 43 (11.00%) Service Delivery
7 33 (8.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 33 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (7.16%) Project Delivery
8 28 (7.16%) Time Management
9 27 (6.91%) ITSM
10 26 (6.65%) Problem Management
11 24 (6.14%) Document Management
11 24 (6.14%) Incident Management
12 23 (5.88%) Configuration Management
13 20 (5.12%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (5.12%) PRINCE2
14 19 (4.86%) Change Control
14 19 (4.86%) Computer Science
15 18 (4.60%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (14.83%) SQL
2 32 (8.18%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.58%) Python
4 9 (2.30%) C#
4 9 (2.30%) VBA
5 6 (1.53%) R
6 5 (1.28%) C
7 4 (1.02%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.02%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.77%) Java
8 3 (0.77%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.51%) VBScript
10 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (12.02%) Degree
2 27 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (6.14%) MCSE
4 16 (4.09%) MCSA
5 11 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (2.30%) HNC
6 9 (2.30%) HND
7 8 (2.05%) Security Cleared
8 6 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.53%) ISEB
8 6 (1.53%) MCP
9 5 (1.28%) CCNA
9 5 (1.28%) MCDST
10 4 (1.02%) APMP
10 4 (1.02%) CCNP
10 4 (1.02%) CIPD
10 4 (1.02%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.02%) MCITP
10 4 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (17.14%) SLA
2 8 (2.05%) PMO
3 6 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.53%) NEBOSH
3 6 (1.53%) QA
4 4 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.02%) GDPR
4 4 (1.02%) IEC 62304
4 4 (1.02%) ISO 26262
4 4 (1.02%) JTAG
4 4 (1.02%) MISRA
5 2 (0.51%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 144 (36.83%) Active Directory
2 47 (12.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (11.00%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.35%) XenApp
4 17 (4.35%) XenDesktop
5 11 (2.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 11 (2.81%) Virtual Servers
5 11 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.53%) vSphere
7 5 (1.28%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.02%) Firmware
8 4 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.77%) KVM
9 3 (0.77%) NLBS
9 3 (0.77%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.77%) Xen
10 2 (0.51%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.26%) NFS
11 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (12.02%) SCCM
2 24 (6.14%) Backup Exec
3 20 (5.12%) WSUS
4 14 (3.58%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (3.32%) SCOM
6 11 (2.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 9 (2.30%) AirWatch
8 8 (2.05%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.28%) FortiGate
10 4 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.77%) Puppet
12 2 (0.51%) Ansible
12 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.26%) Grafana
13 1 (0.26%) Nagios
13 1 (0.26%) Netcool
13 1 (0.26%) Prometheus
13 1 (0.26%) Rsyslog
13 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 285 (72.89%) Microsoft
2 58 (14.83%) VMware
3 42 (10.74%) Citrix
4 23 (5.88%) Veeam
5 22 (5.63%) Cisco
6 21 (5.37%) ServiceNow
7 17 (4.35%) Remedy
7 17 (4.35%) Symantec
8 16 (4.09%) Ivanti
9 15 (3.84%) Oracle
10 13 (3.32%) Apple
11 11 (2.81%) HP
12 9 (2.30%) Avaya
12 9 (2.30%) Google
13 8 (2.05%) BMC
13 8 (2.05%) McAfee
13 8 (2.05%) Meraki
14 7 (1.79%) Dell
14 7 (1.79%) SolarWinds
15 6 (1.53%) NetApp