Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 56 56
Rank change year-on-year +21 0 +21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 486 441 492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.93% 4.38% 4.43%
As % of the Applications category 56.84% 44.01% 45.35%
Number of salaries quoted 318 363 403
West Midlands median annual salary £30,750 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £18,750 £20,046 £19,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £56,000 £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 855 1,002 1,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.43% 9.95% 9.78%
Number of salaries quoted 576 830 844
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +1.56%
10th Percentile £20,625 £21,125 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,375 £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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +19 205 £35,500 +1.43% 28
Worcestershire +34 78 £29,250 +12.50% 3
Coventry +18 48 £31,000 -2.36% 5
Shropshire +12 38 £20,000 -9.09% 5
Warwickshire +35 33 £32,500 +25.00% 10
Solihull +11 28 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Staffordshire -2 25 £26,000 +15.56% 8
Wolverhampton +3 13 £32,000 +31.96% 1
Herefordshire -1 5 £35,000 -4.76% 1
Halesowen +43 2 £24,000 -20.00%
Sutton Coldfield -27 2 £19,500 -13.33% 2
Wednesbury +3 1 £26,000 +4.00%
Walsall -5 1 £21,500 -14.00%
Dudley -22 1 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 336 (69.14%) Microsoft
2 222 (45.68%) Windows
3 138 (28.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 124 (25.51%) Active Directory
5 108 (22.22%) SQL
6 107 (22.02%) Office 365
7 102 (20.99%) Windows 7
8 99 (20.37%) ITIL
9 86 (17.70%) Project Management
10 82 (16.87%) Finance
11 78 (16.05%) VMware
12 76 (15.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 74 (15.23%) Security Cleared
14 73 (15.02%) MCSE
14 73 (15.02%) Windows 10
15 72 (14.81%) Degree
16 65 (13.37%) Windows Server
17 62 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
18 60 (12.35%) Data Centre
19 58 (11.93%) SCCM
19 58 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
20 55 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
21 54 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
22 53 (10.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 52 (10.70%) Windows Server 2008
23 52 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
24 49 (10.08%) Windows 8
24 49 (10.08%) WSUS
25 47 (9.67%) Telecoms
25 47 (9.67%) Self-Motivation

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 37 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 33 (6.79%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.29%) Confluence
4 12 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.41%) CMS
8 2 (0.41%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 138 (28.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (10.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 32 (6.58%) MS Visio
4 26 (5.35%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (2.47%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.82%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.41%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.23%) Primavera
2 4 (0.82%) ResourceLink
2 4 (0.82%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.41%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.21%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 107 (22.02%) Office 365
2 58 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (5.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (4.53%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (4.53%) Amazon EMR
5 22 (4.53%) Amazon Kinesis
5 22 (4.53%) Amazon S3
5 22 (4.53%) Amazon SQS
5 22 (4.53%) AWS Lambda
5 22 (4.53%) Serverless
6 10 (2.06%) GitHub
7 3 (0.62%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.41%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.41%) G Suite
8 2 (0.41%) Trello
9 1 (0.21%) AdWords
9 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (9.05%) Internet
2 37 (7.61%) DHCP
3 31 (6.38%) DNS
4 24 (4.94%) DSL
5 23 (4.73%) VPN
6 22 (4.53%) Network Security
7 21 (4.32%) VoIP
8 17 (3.50%) LAN
8 17 (3.50%) WAN
9 12 (2.47%) TCP/IP
10 11 (2.26%) Firewall
11 7 (1.44%) ADSL
11 7 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (1.03%) Broadband
12 5 (1.03%) VLAN
13 4 (0.82%) MPLS
13 4 (0.82%) Skype
13 4 (0.82%) VDSL
13 4 (0.82%) Wireless
13 4 (0.82%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.17%) Relational Database
3 24 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (4.53%) Amazon RDS
4 22 (4.53%) Amazon Redshift
4 22 (4.53%) Cosmos DB
4 22 (4.53%) RDBMS
5 10 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
6 8 (1.65%) MySQL
7 7 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.44%) Power BI
8 6 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (0.41%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 22 (4.53%) JIRA
2 10 (2.06%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.03%) Redmine
4 3 (0.62%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.62%) Subversion
5 2 (0.41%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.41%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.41%) TestRail
6 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (16.87%) Finance
2 47 (9.67%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.73%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.88%) Marketing
4 14 (2.88%) Retail
5 10 (2.06%) Publishing
6 6 (1.23%) Banking
7 5 (1.03%) Back Office
8 4 (0.82%) Automotive
8 4 (0.82%) Games
8 4 (0.82%) Legal
9 3 (0.62%) Advertising
10 2 (0.41%) Billing
10 2 (0.41%) Law
10 2 (0.41%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 114 (23.46%) Analyst
2 38 (7.82%) Support Engineer
2 38 (7.82%) Team Leader
3 37 (7.61%) IT Support
4 34 (7.00%) Architect
5 26 (5.35%) Junior
6 24 (4.94%) Desktop Support
6 24 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
7 23 (4.73%) Support Analyst
8 22 (4.53%) Cloud Architect
8 22 (4.53%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 22 (4.53%) Lead Architect
8 22 (4.53%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 21 (4.32%) Business Analyst
9 21 (4.32%) IT Engineer
9 21 (4.32%) Project Manager
9 21 (4.32%) Technical Support
10 18 (3.70%) Coordinator
11 17 (3.50%) Developer
12 16 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.56%) .NET
1 27 (5.56%) Web Services
2 24 (4.94%) ASP.NET
3 22 (4.53%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (2.06%) XML
5 4 (0.82%) HTML
6 3 (0.62%) Spring
7 2 (0.41%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.41%) COM
7 2 (0.41%) CSS
7 2 (0.41%) Drools
7 2 (0.41%) Middleware
7 2 (0.41%) SOAP
8 1 (0.21%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.21%) EDI
8 1 (0.21%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.21%) HTML5
8 1 (0.21%) ODBC
8 1 (0.21%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.35%) Data Centre
2 52 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (9.67%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (5.97%) Management Information System
5 23 (4.73%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.06%) Algorithms
6 10 (2.06%) Data Structures
6 10 (2.06%) PMI
7 9 (1.85%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.44%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (0.82%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.82%) PDA
9 4 (0.82%) SCADA
9 4 (0.82%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.82%) User Experience
10 3 (0.62%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.62%) iPad
10 3 (0.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 222 (45.68%) Windows
2 102 (20.99%) Windows 7
3 73 (15.02%) Windows 10
4 65 (13.37%) Windows Server
5 62 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (10.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (10.08%) Windows 8
8 28 (5.76%) Linux
9 27 (5.56%) Mac OS
10 17 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (3.50%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.65%) Unix
12 7 (1.44%) SUSE
12 7 (1.44%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.03%) Android
14 4 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.41%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (20.37%) ITIL
2 86 (17.70%) Project Management
3 55 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (8.64%) Information Security
5 42 (8.64%) Presales
6 41 (8.44%) Service Management
7 40 (8.23%) Data Protection
8 39 (8.02%) Security Operations
9 38 (7.82%) Internal Audit
10 37 (7.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 31 (6.38%) Service Delivery
12 30 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (5.97%) Computer Science
14 28 (5.76%) Scrum
15 27 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
16 26 (5.35%) Change Management
17 25 (5.14%) PRINCE2
17 25 (5.14%) Root Cause Analysis
18 24 (4.94%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (22.22%) SQL
2 37 (7.61%) Python
3 32 (6.58%) PL/SQL
4 26 (5.35%) Java
5 22 (4.53%) PowerShell
5 22 (4.53%) Scala
5 22 (4.53%) Shell Script
6 16 (3.29%) VBScript
7 13 (2.67%) C
8 12 (2.47%) JavaScript
9 9 (1.85%) C#
9 9 (1.85%) VBA
10 8 (1.65%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.44%) VB
12 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.62%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.21%) PHP
14 1 (0.21%) R
14 1 (0.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 76 (15.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (15.23%) Security Cleared
3 73 (15.02%) MCSE
4 72 (14.81%) Degree
5 45 (9.26%) MCSA
6 26 (5.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (4.32%) MCP
8 20 (4.12%) MCITP
9 19 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (2.88%) HNC
12 10 (2.06%) PMI Certification
13 8 (1.65%) IIBA
14 7 (1.44%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.44%) HND
15 6 (1.23%) CCNA
15 6 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
16 5 (1.03%) SC Cleared
17 4 (0.82%) APMP
17 4 (0.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (9.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (8.02%) SLA
3 38 (7.82%) GDPR
4 23 (4.73%) QA
5 12 (2.47%) PMO
6 7 (1.44%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.21%) COSHH
8 1 (0.21%) HAZOP
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 124 (25.51%) Active Directory
2 42 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (5.35%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (2.06%) XenApp
5 10 (2.06%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.62%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.62%) Firmware
7 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.62%) vSphere
8 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 58 (11.93%) SCCM
2 49 (10.08%) WSUS
3 13 (2.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 12 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (2.06%) SCOrch
6 8 (1.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (1.23%) SCOM
8 5 (1.03%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.03%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.82%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.82%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.41%) NetVault Backup
11 2 (0.41%) SCDPM
11 2 (0.41%) SCSM
11 2 (0.41%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 336 (69.14%) Microsoft
2 78 (16.05%) VMware
3 29 (5.97%) Citrix
4 23 (4.73%) SAP
5 22 (4.53%) Adobe
5 22 (4.53%) HP
6 21 (4.32%) NetApp
7 18 (3.70%) Cisco
7 18 (3.70%) Nimble Storage
8 12 (2.47%) Atlassian
8 12 (2.47%) Oracle
8 12 (2.47%) ServiceNow
9 10 (2.06%) Ivanti
10 9 (1.85%) Apple
11 8 (1.65%) Kronos
11 8 (1.65%) Northgate
11 8 (1.65%) Sophos
11 8 (1.65%) WatchGuard
12 7 (1.44%) Planview
13 6 (1.23%) Salesforce.com