Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 59 78
Rank change year-on-year +2 +19 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 453 516 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.44% 4.53% 3.43%
As % of the Applications category 43.68% 45.10% 38.63%
Number of salaries quoted 373 431 316
West Midlands median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -15.38%
10th Percentile £20,300 £19,750 £18,500
90th Percentile £56,000 £56,000 £48,750
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 1037 1144 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.17% 10.04% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 857 893 764
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.17% -7.35%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £56,000 £50,438
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -9 171 £37,500 - 10
Staffordshire -6 58 £26,500 -5.36% 2
Coventry +12 42 £31,500 +40.00% 5
Warwickshire +6 38 £26,000 -5.45% 1
Solihull +6 30 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Shropshire +4 30 £22,000 -54.17% 3
Worcestershire -8 26 £26,750 +9.18% 1
West Bromwich +9 13 £52,500 +110.00%
Wolverhampton +7 13 £22,000 +2.33% 2
Dudley +11 5 £37,500 +63.04%
Walsall +6 5 £20,000 -32.28%
Sutton Coldfield +9 3 £23,000 +15.00%
Halesowen - 3 £30,000 -
Herefordshire 0 2 £36,750 +41.35%
Willenhall - 1 £21,000 -
Wednesbury - 1 £25,000 - 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 333 (73.51%) Microsoft
2 178 (39.29%) Windows
3 118 (26.05%) Active Directory
4 115 (25.39%) Microsoft Excel
5 101 (22.30%) ITIL
6 94 (20.75%) SQL
7 76 (16.78%) Office 365
8 75 (16.56%) Windows 7
9 72 (15.89%) Finance
10 66 (14.57%) VMware
11 65 (14.35%) Windows Server
12 58 (12.80%) MS Exchange
13 54 (11.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 53 (11.70%) SharePoint
14 53 (11.70%) SQL Server
14 53 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
14 53 (11.70%) Windows 10
15 52 (11.48%) Degree
16 50 (11.04%) MS Visio
17 49 (10.82%) Citrix
17 49 (10.82%) VMware Infrastructure
18 45 (9.93%) PRINCE2
19 43 (9.49%) Time Management
20 42 (9.27%) LAN
21 41 (9.05%) WAN
21 41 (9.05%) TCP/IP
21 41 (9.05%) Project Management
22 40 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
23 39 (8.61%) Service Management
23 39 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008

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 58 (12.80%) MS Exchange
2 53 (11.70%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.97%) SharePoint Server
4 17 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (3.31%) SAS
6 12 (2.65%) IIS
7 10 (2.21%) CMS
8 8 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.88%) Apache
10 4 (0.88%) WordPress
11 3 (0.66%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.66%) nginx
12 2 (0.44%) OpenEdge
12 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.22%) JBoss
13 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 115 (25.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (11.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 50 (11.04%) MS Visio
4 22 (4.86%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.77%) Acrobat
5 8 (1.77%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (1.77%) RoboHelp
6 7 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.88%) Snagit
8 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.22%) CATIA
8 1 (0.22%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.88%) assyst
3 3 (0.66%) SAP LE
3 3 (0.66%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.44%) Maximo
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.44%) Workfront
5 1 (0.22%) BPCS
5 1 (0.22%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 76 (16.78%) Office 365
2 28 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.87%) SaaS
4 9 (1.99%) IaaS
4 9 (1.99%) PaaS
5 6 (1.32%) G Suite
6 5 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (9.27%) LAN
2 41 (9.05%) TCP/IP
2 41 (9.05%) WAN
3 37 (8.17%) Firewall
4 31 (6.84%) DNS
5 30 (6.62%) DHCP
6 24 (5.30%) VPN
7 11 (2.43%) VoIP
8 10 (2.21%) SAN
9 9 (1.99%) VLAN
10 7 (1.55%) Internet
10 7 (1.55%) Skype
11 6 (1.32%) 802.11
11 6 (1.32%) MPLS
11 6 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (1.10%) Network Security
13 4 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.88%) Structured Cabling
13 4 (0.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.09%) Data Mart
3 13 (2.87%) Base SAS
4 9 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.77%) Qlik Sense
5 8 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.66%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.66%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.66%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.44%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.44%) Looker
10 2 (0.44%) MySQL
10 2 (0.44%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 16 (3.53%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.09%) ProC
3 13 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (2.21%) JIRA
5 7 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.44%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.44%) Selenium
6 2 (0.44%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.22%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.22%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
General
1 72 (15.89%) Finance
2 24 (5.30%) Manufacturing
3 20 (4.42%) Retail
4 16 (3.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 15 (3.31%) Marketing
6 14 (3.09%) Legal
7 8 (1.77%) Banking
8 7 (1.55%) Automotive
9 5 (1.10%) Advertising
10 4 (0.88%) Law
10 4 (0.88%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.66%) Electronics
12 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.44%) French Language
12 2 (0.44%) Front Office
12 2 (0.44%) German Language
12 2 (0.44%) Polish Language
12 2 (0.44%) Publishing
12 2 (0.44%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 148 (32.67%) Analyst
2 57 (12.58%) Developer
3 45 (9.93%) Support Engineer
4 44 (9.71%) Support Analyst
5 35 (7.73%) IT Support
6 33 (7.28%) Desktop Support
7 25 (5.52%) 1st Line Support
8 23 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
8 23 (5.08%) Service Analyst
9 22 (4.86%) .NET Developer
9 22 (4.86%) C# Developer
9 22 (4.86%) Graduate
9 22 (4.86%) IT Analyst
9 22 (4.86%) Senior Developer
10 21 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
11 19 (4.19%) Test Engineer
12 18 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
12 18 (3.97%) 3rd Line Support
12 18 (3.97%) Graduate Test Engineer
12 18 (3.97%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.73%) .NET
2 34 (7.51%) XML
3 18 (3.97%) LINQ
4 15 (3.31%) AngularJS
4 15 (3.31%) KnockoutJS
5 14 (3.09%) HTML
6 12 (2.65%) CSS
7 10 (2.21%) ASP.NET
7 10 (2.21%) JSON
8 8 (1.77%) 802.1X
8 8 (1.77%) jQuery
9 6 (1.32%) SOAP
10 5 (1.10%) REST
11 4 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.66%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.66%) EDI
12 3 (0.66%) Entity Framework
13 2 (0.44%) Software Packaging
13 2 (0.44%) Spring
13 2 (0.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.06%) Data Centre
3 17 (3.75%) NHS
3 17 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (3.31%) Enterprise Storage
4 15 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.09%) Data Structures
5 14 (3.09%) Driving Licence
6 12 (2.65%) Smartphone
7 10 (2.21%) Reference Data
8 6 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.32%) User Experience
9 5 (1.10%) PMI
10 4 (0.88%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.88%) Life Science
10 4 (0.88%) SCADA
10 4 (0.88%) Social Media
11 3 (0.66%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.44%) Handset
12 2 (0.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 178 (39.29%) Windows
2 75 (16.56%) Windows 7
3 65 (14.35%) Windows Server
4 53 (11.70%) Windows 10
5 39 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (6.84%) Windows 8
8 15 (3.31%) Linux
9 13 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (2.43%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.32%) Unix
12 5 (1.10%) Android
12 5 (1.10%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.88%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.66%) CentOS
14 3 (0.66%) Fedora
14 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (22.30%) ITIL
2 45 (9.93%) PRINCE2
3 43 (9.49%) Time Management
4 41 (9.05%) Project Management
5 40 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (8.61%) Service Management
7 34 (7.51%) Change Management
7 34 (7.51%) CRM
8 27 (5.96%) Change Control
9 24 (5.30%) Configuration Management
9 24 (5.30%) Data Analysis
9 24 (5.30%) Incident Management
9 24 (5.30%) Test Automation
9 24 (5.30%) Workflow
10 22 (4.86%) Process Improvement
11 21 (4.64%) Problem Management
12 20 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (4.19%) Service Delivery
14 18 (3.97%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 94 (20.75%) SQL
2 38 (8.39%) C#
3 32 (7.06%) JavaScript
4 29 (6.40%) PowerShell
5 18 (3.97%) VB.NET
6 15 (3.31%) VBA
7 14 (3.09%) PROC SQL
8 12 (2.65%) C
9 10 (2.21%) VB
10 8 (1.77%) PHP
10 8 (1.77%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.32%) Java
12 5 (1.10%) Python
12 5 (1.10%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.66%) VBScript
14 2 (0.44%) C++
14 2 (0.44%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.44%) Perl
15 1 (0.22%) COBOL
15 1 (0.22%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 52 (11.48%) Degree
2 30 (6.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (6.40%) Security Cleared
4 20 (4.42%) SC Cleared
5 17 (3.75%) MCSE
6 14 (3.09%) SAS Certification
7 12 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 12 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.21%) PMI Certification
9 9 (1.99%) CISSP
10 8 (1.77%) ISTQB
10 8 (1.77%) MCP
10 8 (1.77%) MCSA
10 8 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (1.77%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 7 (1.55%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.55%) GCIH
11 7 (1.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.62%) SLA
2 24 (5.30%) Data Quality
3 20 (4.42%) QA
4 16 (3.53%) PMO
5 5 (1.10%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.66%) P3O
8 2 (0.44%) COBIT
8 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.44%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 118 (26.05%) Active Directory
2 49 (10.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.62%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.43%) XenApp
5 10 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.88%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.88%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.66%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.66%) Postfix
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.44%) vSphere
10 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.22%) Xen
10 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (4.86%) SCCM
2 10 (2.21%) WSUS
3 7 (1.55%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.32%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.10%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.88%) SCOM
6 4 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.66%) Nagios
7 3 (0.66%) Simpana
8 2 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.44%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.44%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.44%) Nessus
8 2 (0.44%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.22%) MAILsweeper
9 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 333 (73.51%) Microsoft
2 66 (14.57%) VMware
3 49 (10.82%) Citrix
4 32 (7.06%) Cisco
5 20 (4.42%) Oracle
6 17 (3.75%) Adobe
7 16 (3.53%) Dell
7 16 (3.53%) HP
8 15 (3.31%) NetApp
9 12 (2.65%) ServiceNow
9 12 (2.65%) Veeam
10 11 (2.43%) SAP
11 10 (2.21%) SolarWinds
12 9 (1.99%) Apple
12 9 (1.99%) EqualLogic
12 9 (1.99%) Remedy
13 8 (1.77%) Informatica
14 7 (1.55%) Google
14 7 (1.55%) Sun
15 6 (1.32%) F5