Microsoft Office Suite
Microsoft Office skills are some of the most in-demand skills. Competency in Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are desirable skills among new hires and can be pivotal for current employees to advance. A recent survey by global research firm IDC found entry-level employees in high-growth industries who hold Microsoft certifications can earn up to $16,000 more annually. In a survey of hiring managers, Microsoft found 91 percent included Microsoft Office Specialist certification in their hiring criteria.