Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 52 62
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 +20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 472 472 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.22% 4.73% 4.15%
As % of the Applications category 48.91% 46.69% 42.98%
Number of salaries quoted 305 365 394
West Midlands median annual salary £28,500 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £18,750 £19,700 £18,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £48,375
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 965 1,011 1,154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.68% 10.14% 9.65%
Number of salaries quoted 676 804 900
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +6.56% +1.67%
10th Percentile £20,125 £22,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.67% - -

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +8 208 £32,000 -4.48% 26
Coventry -7 46 £30,000 - 3
Staffordshire -14 43 £22,000 -16.98% 4
Worcestershire +24 40 £30,000 -3.41% 7
Warwickshire +35 34 £45,000 +73.08% 12
Solihull +23 31 £28,875 -47.50% 1
Shropshire +26 30 £20,000 -23.81% 4
Wolverhampton -1 16 £30,000 +30.43% 2
Sutton Coldfield -9 7 £19,500 -15.22% 2
Dudley -12 7 £22,500 -25.00%
Halesowen +14 2 £21,500 -28.33% 4
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Wednesbury - 1 £26,000 -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 325 (68.86%) Microsoft
2 202 (42.80%) Windows
3 137 (29.03%) Active Directory
4 134 (28.39%) Microsoft Excel
5 115 (24.36%) Windows 7
6 107 (22.67%) SQL
7 101 (21.40%) Finance
8 88 (18.64%) Degree
9 84 (17.80%) Office 365
9 84 (17.80%) Windows 10
10 81 (17.16%) VMware
10 81 (17.16%) ITIL
11 75 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 74 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
13 71 (15.04%) Self-Motivation
14 67 (14.19%) MCSE
15 65 (13.77%) SCCM
16 63 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
17 60 (12.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 60 (12.71%) SQL Server
17 60 (12.71%) Project Management
18 58 (12.29%) Data Centre
19 50 (10.59%) MS Exchange
20 45 (9.53%) PowerShell
20 45 (9.53%) MS Visio
20 45 (9.53%) SharePoint
20 45 (9.53%) MCP
21 44 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
22 43 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
23 41 (8.69%) Windows 8

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 50 (10.59%) MS Exchange
2 45 (9.53%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (2.97%) Confluence
5 9 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.85%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.64%) CMS
8 3 (0.64%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.64%) MediaWiki
8 3 (0.64%) WordPress
9 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.21%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 134 (28.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (12.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 45 (9.53%) MS Visio
4 22 (4.66%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.42%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.21%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.42%) Primavera
2 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 84 (17.80%) Office 365
2 38 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.60%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.69%) GitHub
5 7 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.48%) Amazon EMR
5 7 (1.48%) Amazon Kinesis
5 7 (1.48%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.48%) Amazon SQS
5 7 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (1.48%) Google Analytics
5 7 (1.48%) Serverless
6 4 (0.85%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.42%) AdWords
7 2 (0.42%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.42%) Trello
8 1 (0.21%) G Suite
8 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.21%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.20%) Internet
2 31 (6.57%) DHCP
3 26 (5.51%) DNS
4 20 (4.24%) Firewall
5 19 (4.03%) VPN
6 17 (3.60%) TCP/IP
7 14 (2.97%) VoIP
8 13 (2.75%) LAN
9 12 (2.54%) DSL
9 12 (2.54%) WAN
10 10 (2.12%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (1.69%) Network Security
12 7 (1.48%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (1.27%) Skype
14 4 (0.85%) DMZ
14 4 (0.85%) Intranet
14 4 (0.85%) WebEx
14 4 (0.85%) Wireless
15 3 (0.64%) ADSL
15 3 (0.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.12%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
6 7 (1.48%) Cosmos DB
6 7 (1.48%) MySQL
6 7 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.48%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.27%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.06%) QlikView
9 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.64%) Power BI
10 3 (0.64%) Spotfire
11 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (4.45%) JIRA
2 10 (2.12%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.69%) Jenkins
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 2 (0.42%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.42%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 101 (21.40%) Finance
2 33 (6.99%) Manufacturing
3 27 (5.72%) Retail
4 26 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 24 (5.08%) Marketing
6 18 (3.81%) Publishing
7 17 (3.60%) Legal
8 11 (2.33%) Banking
9 8 (1.69%) Games
10 7 (1.48%) Automotive
11 4 (0.85%) Back Office
11 4 (0.85%) Law
12 2 (0.42%) Billing
12 2 (0.42%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
13 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.21%) Electronics
13 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 128 (27.12%) Analyst
2 46 (9.75%) IT Support
3 39 (8.26%) Support Engineer
4 34 (7.20%) SCCM Engineer
4 34 (7.20%) Support Analyst
5 25 (5.30%) IT Analyst
6 24 (5.08%) Desktop Support
7 23 (4.87%) IT Support Analyst
8 22 (4.66%) Business Analyst
9 21 (4.45%) 1st Line Support
9 21 (4.45%) Data Analyst
10 20 (4.24%) Developer
10 20 (4.24%) Team Leader
11 19 (4.03%) Technical Support
12 18 (3.81%) IT Engineer
12 18 (3.81%) Senior SCCM Engineer
13 17 (3.60%) Administrator
14 16 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
14 16 (3.39%) Applications Support
14 16 (3.39%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.54%) Web Services
2 11 (2.33%) .NET
3 8 (1.69%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.48%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (1.27%) HTML
5 6 (1.27%) XML
6 3 (0.64%) COM
6 3 (0.64%) CSS
6 3 (0.64%) SOAP
7 2 (0.42%) Software Packaging
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%) HTML5
8 1 (0.21%) ODBC
8 1 (0.21%) XSD
8 1 (0.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 71 (15.04%) Self-Motivation
2 58 (12.29%) Data Centre
3 43 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (8.47%) Computer Science
5 29 (6.14%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.18%) Driving Licence
7 13 (2.75%) User Experience
8 9 (1.91%) Fintech
9 8 (1.69%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.69%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.48%) Social Media
11 5 (1.06%) PMI
12 4 (0.85%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.85%) NHS
13 3 (0.64%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.64%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.64%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.64%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.42%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 202 (42.80%) Windows
2 115 (24.36%) Windows 7
3 84 (17.80%) Windows 10
4 44 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (8.69%) Windows 8
6 40 (8.47%) Windows Server
7 34 (7.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (4.66%) Windows XP
9 20 (4.24%) Mac OS
10 19 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (3.39%) Linux
12 7 (1.48%) SUSE
12 7 (1.48%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.48%) Unix
13 5 (1.06%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.85%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.64%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.21%) Android
16 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (17.16%) ITIL
2 74 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
4 60 (12.71%) Project Management
5 39 (8.26%) Service Management
6 36 (7.63%) Root Cause Analysis
7 33 (6.99%) Software Engineering
8 31 (6.57%) Information Security
9 30 (6.36%) Presales
10 28 (5.93%) Data Protection
11 27 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (5.30%) Change Management
12 25 (5.30%) Scrum
13 24 (5.08%) Service Delivery
14 23 (4.87%) Analytics
15 22 (4.66%) Customer Requirements
15 22 (4.66%) Internal Audit
16 21 (4.45%) CRM
16 21 (4.45%) ITSM
17 20 (4.24%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 107 (22.67%) SQL
2 45 (9.53%) PowerShell
3 38 (8.05%) VBScript
4 20 (4.24%) C#
5 14 (2.97%) T-SQL
6 13 (2.75%) PL/SQL
6 13 (2.75%) Python
7 11 (2.33%) Java
7 11 (2.33%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.48%) Scala
8 7 (1.48%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.48%) VBA
9 6 (1.27%) VB
10 4 (0.85%) C
10 4 (0.85%) R
11 2 (0.42%) PHP
12 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.21%) Ruby
12 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 88 (18.64%) Degree
2 75 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 67 (14.19%) MCSE
4 45 (9.53%) MCP
5 41 (8.69%) Security Cleared
6 37 (7.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 22 (4.66%) MCSA
8 15 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (2.75%) MCITP
10 12 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (2.33%) IIBA
12 7 (1.48%) SC Cleared
13 6 (1.27%) APMP
13 6 (1.27%) HNC
13 6 (1.27%) HND
13 6 (1.27%) PMI Certification
14 5 (1.06%) BC Cleared
14 5 (1.06%) MCDST
15 4 (0.85%) CCNA
15 4 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.36%) SLA
2 28 (5.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (3.39%) QA
4 14 (2.97%) GDPR
4 14 (2.97%) PMO
5 9 (1.91%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.64%) P3O
7 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.21%) GCP
9 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 137 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 36 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (2.33%) XenApp
5 11 (2.33%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.12%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (1.91%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.48%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.85%) vSphere
10 1 (0.21%) Firmware
10 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 65 (13.77%) SCCM
2 32 (6.78%) WSUS
3 16 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 13 (2.75%) SCVMM
5 11 (2.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (2.33%) SCOrch
6 10 (2.12%) SCDPM
6 10 (2.12%) SCSM
7 6 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.85%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.85%) NetVault Backup
9 3 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.42%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 325 (68.86%) Microsoft
2 81 (17.16%) VMware
3 26 (5.51%) Citrix
4 22 (4.66%) HP
5 19 (4.03%) Cisco
5 19 (4.03%) SAP
6 17 (3.60%) Adobe
7 14 (2.97%) Google
7 14 (2.97%) Oracle
7 14 (2.97%) ServiceNow
8 10 (2.12%) NetApp
8 10 (2.12%) Nimble Storage
9 9 (1.91%) Atlassian
9 9 (1.91%) WatchGuard
10 8 (1.69%) Kronos
10 8 (1.69%) Mitel
10 8 (1.69%) Northgate
11 7 (1.48%) MobileIron
11 7 (1.48%) Twitter
12 6 (1.27%) Intel