The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 42 45 46
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 59 61 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.35% 4.47% 4.56%
As % of the Applications category 31.72% 34.27% 30.23%
Number of salaries quoted 27 29 26
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £21,200 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £43,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £28,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -5.00%
MS Office
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Applications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
186 178 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.71% 13.05% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 102 95 93
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £26,949
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £55,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

MS Office
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the Edinburgh region.

MS Office Salary Trend in Edinburgh

MS Office
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 64 (56.14%) Microsoft
2 54 (47.37%) Finance
3 49 (42.98%) Windows
4 36 (31.58%) MS Excel
5 30 (26.32%) Windows 7
6 29 (25.44%) SQL
7 28 (24.56%) MS Project
8 26 (22.81%) Active Directory
9 25 (21.93%) MS Exchange
10 18 (15.79%) Windows XP
10 18 (15.79%) Degree
10 18 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (14.04%) SQL Server
11 16 (14.04%) ITIL
12 15 (13.16%) Cisco
13 14 (12.28%) Blackberry
13 14 (12.28%) VMware
14 13 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (11.40%) Lync
15 12 (10.53%) Project Management
16 11 (9.65%) Service Delivery
16 11 (9.65%) Banking
16 11 (9.65%) Law
16 11 (9.65%) SharePoint
16 11 (9.65%) Continuous Improvement
17 10 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
17 10 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
17 10 (8.77%) MS PowerPoint
17 10 (8.77%) IIS
18 9 (7.89%) Linux

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (21.93%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.40%) Lync
3 11 (9.65%) SharePoint
4 10 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (8.77%) IIS
5 9 (7.89%) SAS
6 8 (7.02%) WorkSite
7 4 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (3.51%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.88%) Apache
8 1 (0.88%) CMS
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 28 (24.56%) MS Project
3 10 (8.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.63%) SPSS
5 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) HFM
1 3 (2.63%) Dynamics GP
1 3 (2.63%) FRx
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.89%) SAN
1 9 (7.89%) IP Telephony
1 9 (7.89%) Cisco IPT
2 7 (6.14%) Firewall
3 5 (4.39%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.75%) DNS
4 2 (1.75%) DHCP
5 1 (0.88%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.75%) MySQL
7 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.88%) JMeter
1 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (0.88%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (0.88%) NeoLoad
General
1 54 (47.37%) Finance
2 11 (9.65%) Banking
2 11 (9.65%) Law
3 7 (6.14%) Legal
3 7 (6.14%) Retail
3 7 (6.14%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.63%) Billing
5 2 (1.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 59 (51.75%) Analyst
2 17 (14.91%) IT Support
2 17 (14.91%) Support Analyst
3 16 (14.04%) PMO Analyst
4 14 (12.28%) Support Engineer
5 12 (10.53%) IT Support Analyst
6 9 (7.89%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Data Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Database Developer
9 5 (4.39%) IT Trainer
9 5 (4.39%) Database Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.39%) Trainer
9 5 (4.39%) Developer
9 5 (4.39%) IT Business Analyst
10 4 (3.51%) SQL Database Developer
10 4 (3.51%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.51%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.51%) .NET
2 3 (2.63%) COM
3 2 (1.75%) HTML
3 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.88%) CSS
4 1 (0.88%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (12.28%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.26%) PMI
4 5 (4.39%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.39%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.39%) Reference Data
5 4 (3.51%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.63%) Economics
6 3 (2.63%) Statistics
6 3 (2.63%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.63%) Psychology
6 3 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.63%) Social Media
7 2 (1.75%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 49 (42.98%) Windows
2 30 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 18 (15.79%) Windows XP
4 10 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (7.89%) Linux
5 9 (7.89%) Windows Phone
6 7 (6.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.88%) UNIX
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.04%) ITIL
2 12 (10.53%) Project Management
3 11 (9.65%) Service Delivery
3 11 (9.65%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (6.14%) PRINCE
4 7 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 6 (5.26%) Wealth Management
6 5 (4.39%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (4.39%) Risk Management
6 5 (4.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (4.39%) Document Management
6 5 (4.39%) Data Reconciliation
7 4 (3.51%) Data Management
7 4 (3.51%) Time Management
7 4 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.63%) Programme Management
8 3 (2.63%) Practice Management
8 3 (2.63%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.44%) SQL
2 9 (7.89%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.39%) C
4 3 (2.63%) C#
4 3 (2.63%) R
5 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.88%) Perl
6 1 (0.88%) PHP
6 1 (0.88%) VBA
6 1 (0.88%) Java
6 1 (0.88%) C++
6 1 (0.88%) Python
6 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (15.79%) Degree
2 6 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.51%) MCSA
5 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.75%) HND
6 1 (0.88%) CBAP
6 1 (0.88%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.51%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) P3O
System Software
1 26 (22.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.89%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (6.14%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 64 (56.14%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.16%) Cisco
3 14 (12.28%) VMware
4 8 (7.02%) Citrix
5 6 (5.26%) Oracle
6 5 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (3.51%) Lotus
7 4 (3.51%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (2.63%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.75%) Remedy
10 1 (0.88%) Cognos
10 1 (0.88%) Dell
10 1 (0.88%) Interwoven
10 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.88%) Sage
10 1 (0.88%) Twitter
10 1 (0.88%) Vermilion
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