Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 53 58
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5 +23
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 469 458 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.44% 4.62% 4.58%
As % of the Applications category 51.88% 45.26% 44.78%
Number of salaries quoted 305 366 434
West Midlands median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10th Percentile £19,250 £20,000 £19,750
90th Percentile £47,200 £55,875 £56,000
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 904 1,012 1,197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.49% 10.21% 10.22%
Number of salaries quoted 624 823 916
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 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £56,000
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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +21 198 £36,500 +7.51% 29
Worcestershire +31 60 £30,000 +15.38% 7
Coventry -4 44 £30,000 -4.76% 5
Warwickshire +35 35 £33,000 +26.92% 11
Shropshire +21 35 £20,000 -28.57% 11
Staffordshire -12 34 £25,000 -5.66% 12
Solihull +2 29 £29,250 -2.50% 8
Wolverhampton +16 13 £33,250 +22.02% 4
Sutton Coldfield -19 7 £19,500 -15.22%
Halesowen +28 4 £24,000 -20.00% 2
Herefordshire +9 1 £32,500 -11.56% 2
Dudley -21 1 £22,500 -25.00%
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Wednesbury - 1 £26,000 -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 310 (66.10%) Microsoft
2 197 (42.00%) Windows
3 138 (29.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 128 (27.29%) Active Directory
5 107 (22.81%) Windows 7
6 106 (22.60%) SQL
7 96 (20.47%) Office 365
8 88 (18.76%) Finance
9 80 (17.06%) ITIL
10 79 (16.84%) Degree
11 76 (16.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 75 (15.99%) VMware
13 74 (15.78%) Project Management
14 73 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
15 70 (14.93%) Windows 10
16 69 (14.71%) MCSE
17 63 (13.43%) Self-Motivation
18 62 (13.22%) Security Cleared
19 60 (12.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 57 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
20 57 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
21 56 (11.94%) Data Centre
22 55 (11.73%) SCCM
22 55 (11.73%) SQL Server
23 53 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
24 50 (10.66%) Windows 8
24 50 (10.66%) Windows Server
24 50 (10.66%) Windows Server 2008
25 45 (9.59%) SharePoint
26 44 (9.38%) MS Exchange

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 45 (9.59%) SharePoint
2 44 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.26%) Confluence
4 15 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.85%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.64%) MediaWiki
10 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.21%) CMS
10 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.21%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.21%) SAS
10 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 138 (29.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (12.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 41 (8.74%) MS Visio
4 22 (4.69%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.43%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.21%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.21%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Primavera
1 4 (0.85%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.43%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.21%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 96 (20.47%) Office 365
2 43 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (3.20%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (3.20%) Amazon EMR
4 15 (3.20%) Amazon Kinesis
4 15 (3.20%) Amazon S3
4 15 (3.20%) Amazon SQS
4 15 (3.20%) AWS Lambda
4 15 (3.20%) Serverless
5 13 (2.77%) GitHub
6 4 (0.85%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.64%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.43%) AdWords
8 2 (0.43%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.43%) Trello
9 1 (0.21%) G Suite
9 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.21%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 40 (8.53%) DHCP
2 39 (8.32%) Internet
3 33 (7.04%) DNS
4 21 (4.48%) DSL
4 21 (4.48%) TCP/IP
4 21 (4.48%) VPN
5 20 (4.26%) VoIP
6 17 (3.62%) LAN
6 17 (3.62%) WAN
7 16 (3.41%) Firewall
7 16 (3.41%) Network Security
8 7 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (1.28%) Skype
9 6 (1.28%) WebEx
10 5 (1.07%) ADSL
11 3 (0.64%) Broadband
11 3 (0.64%) VDSL
11 3 (0.64%) VLAN
11 3 (0.64%) Wireless
11 3 (0.64%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (11.73%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 15 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (3.20%) Amazon Redshift
4 15 (3.20%) Cosmos DB
4 15 (3.20%) RDBMS
5 11 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
6 9 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.49%) MySQL
7 7 (1.49%) Power BI
8 6 (1.28%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.43%) QlikView
10 2 (0.43%) Spotfire
11 1 (0.21%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 27 (5.76%) JIRA
2 13 (2.77%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.92%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.85%) Appium
4 4 (0.85%) Maven
4 4 (0.85%) Robot Framework
4 4 (0.85%) Robotium
4 4 (0.85%) Selenium
4 4 (0.85%) TestNG
4 4 (0.85%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.64%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.64%) Subversion
6 2 (0.43%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.43%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.21%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.21%) TestRail
General
1 88 (18.76%) Finance
2 38 (8.10%) Telecoms
3 31 (6.61%) Manufacturing
4 26 (5.54%) Retail
5 20 (4.26%) Marketing
6 17 (3.62%) Publishing
7 9 (1.92%) Banking
7 9 (1.92%) Legal
8 8 (1.71%) Games
9 4 (0.85%) Automotive
9 4 (0.85%) Back Office
10 2 (0.43%) Billing
10 2 (0.43%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 118 (25.16%) Analyst
2 43 (9.17%) IT Support
3 40 (8.53%) Support Engineer
4 31 (6.61%) Team Leader
5 24 (5.12%) Business Analyst
5 24 (5.12%) Desktop Support
5 24 (5.12%) SCCM Engineer
5 24 (5.12%) Technical Support
6 23 (4.90%) Support Analyst
7 22 (4.69%) IT Analyst
8 20 (4.26%) Developer
9 19 (4.05%) Architect
9 19 (4.05%) IT Engineer
9 19 (4.05%) IT Support Analyst
10 18 (3.84%) 1st Line Support
10 18 (3.84%) Senior SCCM Engineer
11 17 (3.62%) Junior
12 16 (3.41%) Data Analyst
13 15 (3.20%) Coordinator
13 15 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.05%) .NET
1 19 (4.05%) Web Services
2 16 (3.41%) ASP.NET
3 15 (3.20%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (1.92%) XML
5 5 (1.07%) HTML
6 3 (0.64%) CSS
6 3 (0.64%) SOAP
7 2 (0.43%) COM
7 2 (0.43%) Drools
8 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.21%) CSS3
8 1 (0.21%) EDI
8 1 (0.21%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.21%) HTML5
8 1 (0.21%) Middleware
8 1 (0.21%) ODBC
8 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 63 (13.43%) Self-Motivation
2 56 (11.94%) Data Centre
3 53 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (6.82%) Computer Science
5 28 (5.97%) Management Information System
6 19 (4.05%) Driving Licence
7 13 (2.77%) Algorithms
7 13 (2.77%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.28%) PMI
8 6 (1.28%) Social Media
9 4 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.85%) iPad
9 4 (0.85%) NHS
10 3 (0.64%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.64%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.64%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.64%) PDA
10 3 (0.64%) SCADA
10 3 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 197 (42.00%) Windows
2 107 (22.81%) Windows 7
3 70 (14.93%) Windows 10
4 57 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (10.66%) Windows 8
5 50 (10.66%) Windows Server
5 50 (10.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (5.54%) Mac OS
7 23 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (4.90%) Windows XP
8 16 (3.41%) Linux
9 8 (1.71%) Unix
10 7 (1.49%) SUSE
10 7 (1.49%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.07%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.85%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.64%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.43%) Android
15 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (17.06%) ITIL
2 74 (15.78%) Project Management
3 73 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (8.10%) Information Security
6 36 (7.68%) Presales
6 36 (7.68%) Service Management
7 35 (7.46%) Scrum
8 34 (7.25%) Internal Audit
8 34 (7.25%) Security Operations
9 33 (7.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 32 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (6.40%) Root Cause Analysis
12 25 (5.33%) Customer Requirements
12 25 (5.33%) ITSM
13 24 (5.12%) Software Engineering
14 23 (4.90%) Data Analysis
15 20 (4.26%) Decision-Making
15 20 (4.26%) PRINCE2
15 20 (4.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 106 (22.60%) SQL
2 31 (6.61%) PowerShell
3 29 (6.18%) Python
4 26 (5.54%) VBScript
5 21 (4.48%) PL/SQL
6 19 (4.05%) Java
7 16 (3.41%) JavaScript
8 15 (3.20%) Scala
8 15 (3.20%) Shell Script
9 13 (2.77%) C#
10 9 (1.92%) VBA
11 8 (1.71%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.85%) VB
13 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.64%) C
14 2 (0.43%) PHP
14 2 (0.43%) R
14 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.21%) Ruby
15 1 (0.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 79 (16.84%) Degree
2 76 (16.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 69 (14.71%) MCSE
4 62 (13.22%) Security Cleared
5 32 (6.82%) MCP
5 32 (6.82%) MCSA
6 26 (5.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (3.62%) MCITP
9 15 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (2.56%) IIBA
11 8 (1.71%) HNC
12 7 (1.49%) PMI Certification
13 6 (1.28%) APMP
13 6 (1.28%) HND
13 6 (1.28%) ISEB
14 5 (1.07%) BC Cleared
14 5 (1.07%) MCDST
14 5 (1.07%) SC Cleared
15 4 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (5.97%) SLA
3 22 (4.69%) QA
4 19 (4.05%) GDPR
5 16 (3.41%) PMO
6 7 (1.49%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.85%) P3O
8 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.21%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 128 (27.29%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.77%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.85%) XenApp
5 4 (0.85%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.64%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.64%) vSphere
7 1 (0.21%) Firmware
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 55 (11.73%) SCCM
2 40 (8.53%) WSUS
3 9 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.85%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.64%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.64%) NetVault Backup
9 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.43%) SCOM
10 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 310 (66.10%) Microsoft
2 75 (15.99%) VMware
3 23 (4.90%) SAP
4 22 (4.69%) Adobe
5 20 (4.26%) HP
6 19 (4.05%) Citrix
7 17 (3.62%) Cisco
8 16 (3.41%) ServiceNow
9 15 (3.20%) NetApp
10 14 (2.99%) Atlassian
10 14 (2.99%) Nimble Storage
11 11 (2.35%) WatchGuard
12 10 (2.13%) Google
12 10 (2.13%) Oracle
13 9 (1.92%) Mitel
14 8 (1.71%) Kronos
14 8 (1.71%) Northgate
15 7 (1.49%) Twitter
16 6 (1.28%) Intel
16 6 (1.28%) Planview