Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 60 68
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 -13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 416 452 419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.26% 4.42% 3.77%
As % of the Applications category 41.35% 44.75% 44.06%
Number of salaries quoted 316 385 378
West Midlands median annual salary £29,499 £30,712 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.95% +2.37% -1.64%
10th Percentile £18,750 £19,000 £18,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,000 £53,750
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 1,006 1,010 951
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.30% 9.88% 8.56%
Number of salaries quoted 770 821 787
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £20,750 £20,335 £19,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,000 £52,500
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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -9 177 £32,000 -3.03% 25
Coventry -6 43 £37,000 +43.69% 14
Warwickshire +23 38 £27,500 -8.33% 16
Staffordshire +13 38 £22,000 -37.14% 12
Shropshire +15 27 £22,000 -54.17% 3
Solihull +1 26 £29,250 -16.43% 3
Wolverhampton +2 25 £25,000 -28.57% 2
Worcestershire -8 12 £28,500 +26.67% 13
Walsall +1 6 £30,500 +26.90% 2
Dudley +10 4 £37,500 +33.93% 4
Sutton Coldfield +2 4 £22,500 +4.65% 2
West Bromwich -1 3 £52,500 +90.91%
Wednesbury - 2 £21,500 -
Herefordshire +17 1 £35,000 -1.41%
Halesowen - 1 £23,000 - 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 329 (79.09%) Microsoft
2 200 (48.08%) Windows
3 138 (33.17%) Active Directory
4 107 (25.72%) Microsoft Excel
5 99 (23.80%) ITIL
6 81 (19.47%) SQL
6 81 (19.47%) VMware
7 77 (18.51%) Office 365
8 75 (18.03%) Windows 7
9 62 (14.90%) Degree
10 61 (14.66%) MS Exchange
11 60 (14.42%) Windows 10
12 59 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
12 59 (14.18%) Windows Server
13 54 (12.98%) Finance
14 53 (12.74%) Citrix
14 53 (12.74%) Project Management
15 51 (12.26%) Service Management
16 50 (12.02%) SLA
16 50 (12.02%) Microsoft Azure
17 46 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
17 46 (11.06%) Windows Server 2008
18 42 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
19 40 (9.62%) Time Management
20 39 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
21 38 (9.13%) SQL Server
21 38 (9.13%) Windows Server 2012
22 37 (8.89%) Data Centre
22 37 (8.89%) Service Delivery
23 35 (8.41%) Security Cleared

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 61 (14.66%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.16%) SAS
5 7 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.44%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.20%) CMS
8 2 (0.48%) Apache
8 2 (0.48%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.48%) Confluence
8 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.48%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.48%) IIS
8 2 (0.48%) WordPress
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.24%) nginx
9 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 107 (25.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (7.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (5.05%) MS Visio
4 15 (3.61%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (2.16%) Acrobat
5 9 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (1.92%) RoboHelp
7 4 (0.96%) Snagit
8 2 (0.48%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.48%) CATIA
8 2 (0.48%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.24%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.72%) assyst
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.48%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.48%) Maximo
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.24%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 1 (0.24%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 77 (18.51%) Office 365
2 50 (12.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.72%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.48%) AdWords
5 2 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.48%) Google Tag Manager
5 2 (0.48%) SaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.45%) LAN
2 29 (6.97%) Firewall
3 27 (6.49%) WAN
4 21 (5.05%) DNS
4 21 (5.05%) TCP/IP
5 20 (4.81%) DHCP
6 13 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
7 11 (2.64%) NetScaler
8 8 (1.92%) VPN
9 7 (1.68%) SAN
10 6 (1.44%) Internet
11 5 (1.20%) MPLS
11 5 (1.20%) Wireless
12 4 (0.96%) DSL
12 4 (0.96%) WLAN
13 3 (0.72%) ADSL
14 2 (0.48%) DDNS
14 2 (0.48%) RFID
14 2 (0.48%) VLAN
15 1 (0.24%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.92%) Qlik Sense
5 5 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.96%) GIS
6 4 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.72%) Base SAS
7 3 (0.72%) Data Mart
7 3 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.72%) Spotfire
7 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.48%) BODI
8 2 (0.48%) MySQL
8 2 (0.48%) QGIS
8 2 (0.48%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.24%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (2.16%) JIRA
2 6 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.44%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.72%) ProC
4 2 (0.48%) AccuRev
4 2 (0.48%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.48%) Visual Website Optimizer
5 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.24%) Selenium
5 1 (0.24%) WebDriver
General
1 54 (12.98%) Finance
2 20 (4.81%) Legal
3 13 (3.13%) Marketing
4 12 (2.88%) Retail
5 9 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.92%) Automotive
7 5 (1.20%) Banking
7 5 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.72%) Advertising
8 3 (0.72%) Law
8 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.48%) Billing
9 2 (0.48%) Front Office
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) Hindi Language
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 135 (32.45%) Analyst
2 53 (12.74%) Support Analyst
3 43 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 35 (8.41%) Service Analyst
5 31 (7.45%) Developer
6 28 (6.73%) 1st Line Support
6 28 (6.73%) Desktop Support
7 26 (6.25%) IT Support
8 25 (6.01%) Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (3.85%) Consultant
9 16 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (3.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 15 (3.61%) Applications Support
10 15 (3.61%) IT Analyst
11 14 (3.37%) Support Technician
12 13 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
12 13 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
13 12 (2.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 12 (2.88%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.09%) XML
2 16 (3.85%) .NET
3 8 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.44%) CSS
4 6 (1.44%) HTML
5 5 (1.20%) JSON
5 5 (1.20%) LINQ
5 5 (1.20%) SOAP
6 4 (0.96%) REST
6 4 (0.96%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.72%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.72%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.72%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.48%) COM
8 2 (0.48%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.48%) Spring
8 2 (0.48%) Web Services
9 1 (0.24%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 59 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (8.89%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.81%) User Experience
4 18 (4.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 15 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.61%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.92%) Reference Data
8 7 (1.68%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.44%) Handset
9 6 (1.44%) NHS
10 4 (0.96%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.96%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.96%) PMI
10 4 (0.96%) SCADA
11 3 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.72%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.72%) PDA
11 3 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 200 (48.08%) Windows
2 75 (18.03%) Windows 7
3 60 (14.42%) Windows 10
4 59 (14.18%) Windows Server
5 46 (11.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (9.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (6.01%) Windows 8
8 23 (5.53%) Linux
9 12 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.16%) Android
10 9 (2.16%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.24%) CentOS
12 1 (0.24%) Fedora
12 1 (0.24%) Unix
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (23.80%) ITIL
2 53 (12.74%) Project Management
3 51 (12.26%) Service Management
4 42 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (9.62%) Time Management
6 37 (8.89%) Service Delivery
7 32 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (6.97%) PRINCE2
9 28 (6.73%) Customer Requirements
10 27 (6.49%) Presales
11 22 (5.29%) CRM
12 18 (4.33%) Data Protection
12 18 (4.33%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (3.85%) Line Management
13 16 (3.85%) Problem Management
14 14 (3.37%) Process Improvement
15 13 (3.13%) Application Packaging
15 13 (3.13%) Incident Management
15 13 (3.13%) Logistics
15 13 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 81 (19.47%) SQL
2 18 (4.33%) C#
3 17 (4.09%) PowerShell
4 16 (3.85%) VBA
5 11 (2.64%) C
6 9 (2.16%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.16%) VBScript
7 8 (1.92%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.96%) PHP
9 4 (0.96%) R
9 4 (0.96%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.72%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.72%) PROC SQL
11 2 (0.48%) Java
12 1 (0.24%) C++
12 1 (0.24%) COBOL
12 1 (0.24%) Python
12 1 (0.24%) VB
12 1 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 62 (14.90%) Degree
2 39 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (8.41%) Security Cleared
4 30 (7.21%) MCSE
5 18 (4.33%) SC Cleared
6 14 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (3.37%) MCP
7 12 (2.88%) MCSA
7 12 (2.88%) NVQ Level 3
8 6 (1.44%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.20%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.20%) MCITP
10 4 (0.96%) CISA
10 4 (0.96%) CISSP
10 4 (0.96%) GCIH
10 4 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (12.02%) SLA
2 18 (4.33%) PMO
3 14 (3.37%) Data Quality
4 13 (3.13%) QA
5 4 (0.96%) COBIT
5 4 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.72%) P3O
7 2 (0.48%) GDPR
7 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.24%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.24%) MISRA
8 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 138 (33.17%) Active Directory
2 46 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (8.41%) Hyper-V
4 26 (6.25%) XenApp
5 23 (5.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 23 (5.53%) XenDesktop
6 19 (4.57%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.88%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.96%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.48%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.48%) vSphere
11 1 (0.24%) Postfix
11 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (6.73%) SCCM
2 23 (5.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 23 (5.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 23 (5.53%) SCOrch
3 20 (4.81%) WSUS
4 12 (2.88%) SCDPM
4 12 (2.88%) SCSM
4 12 (2.88%) SCVMM
5 11 (2.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (1.44%) AirWatch
6 6 (1.44%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.72%) SCOM
9 2 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.24%) EnCase
10 1 (0.24%) FTK
10 1 (0.24%) MAILsweeper
10 1 (0.24%) Nagios
10 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.24%) Simpana
Vendors
1 329 (79.09%) Microsoft
2 81 (19.47%) VMware
3 53 (12.74%) Citrix
4 31 (7.45%) Apple
5 20 (4.81%) Oracle
6 14 (3.37%) Adobe
6 14 (3.37%) Cisco
6 14 (3.37%) NetApp
7 13 (3.13%) Dell
8 11 (2.64%) Capita
8 11 (2.64%) NVIDIA
9 9 (2.16%) EqualLogic
9 9 (2.16%) Symantec
10 8 (1.92%) Informatica
11 7 (1.68%) HP
12 6 (1.44%) Google
12 6 (1.44%) Remedy
12 6 (1.44%) SAP
12 6 (1.44%) Veeam
13 5 (1.20%) Nimble Storage