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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 48 39 65
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +26
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 61 66 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.10% 5.35% 2.36%
As % of the Applications category 27.85% 30.00% 26.85%
Number of salaries quoted 46 49 20
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £32,800 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
219 220 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.74% 17.84% 8.80%
Number of salaries quoted 171 152 70
Average salary £40,500 £32,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.61% -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £23,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,600
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%

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 15 September 2014.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 67 (57.26%) Finance
2 53 (45.30%) MS Project
3 43 (36.75%) Microsoft
4 37 (31.62%) MS Excel
4 37 (31.62%) Degree
5 31 (26.50%) Business Analysis
6 29 (24.79%) Windows
7 25 (21.37%) PRINCE
7 25 (21.37%) Continuous Improvement
8 24 (20.51%) Banking
9 22 (18.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (17.95%) Retail
11 20 (17.09%) Retail Banking
12 17 (14.53%) Active Directory
13 16 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
14 15 (12.82%) VMware
15 14 (11.97%) SQL
16 13 (11.11%) MS Exchange
16 13 (11.11%) Project Management
17 11 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (9.40%) C#
18 10 (8.55%) .NET
18 10 (8.55%) IIS
18 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
18 10 (8.55%) Blackberry
18 10 (8.55%) Law
18 10 (8.55%) Windows 7
19 9 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
19 9 (7.69%) Legal

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 13 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.55%) IIS
3 7 (5.98%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.27%) Lync
4 5 (4.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.42%) WorkSite
5 4 (3.42%) Apache
6 3 (2.56%) SAS
6 3 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.85%) CMS
Applications
1 53 (45.30%) MS Project
2 37 (31.62%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.85%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.85%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.85%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.71%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (1.71%) FRx
2 2 (1.71%) HFM
3 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) Office 365
2 2 (1.71%) Taleo
3 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.27%) LAN
1 5 (4.27%) DHCP
1 5 (4.27%) DNS
1 5 (4.27%) SAN
1 5 (4.27%) IP Telephony
1 5 (4.27%) Cisco IPT
2 4 (3.42%) Firewall
3 3 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Visual Studio
1 4 (3.42%) InstallShield
1 4 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (3.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
1 4 (3.42%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 67 (57.26%) Finance
2 24 (20.51%) Banking
3 21 (17.95%) Retail
4 20 (17.09%) Retail Banking
5 10 (8.55%) Law
6 9 (7.69%) Legal
7 5 (4.27%) Billing
7 5 (4.27%) Marketing
8 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.71%) Advertising
9 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (65.81%) Analyst
2 18 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
2 18 (15.38%) Business Analyst
2 18 (15.38%) PMO Analyst
3 13 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 12 (10.26%) IT Support
5 8 (6.84%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.84%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.27%) Data Analyst
7 4 (3.42%) Graduate
7 4 (3.42%) Coordinator
7 4 (3.42%) Senior Developer
7 4 (3.42%) Developer
7 4 (3.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (2.56%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (2.56%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 3 (2.56%) Junior Software Engineer
8 3 (2.56%) Trainer
8 3 (2.56%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.55%) .NET
2 7 (5.98%) XML
3 6 (5.13%) HTML
4 5 (4.27%) Web Services
4 5 (4.27%) CSS
5 4 (3.42%) SOAP
5 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.42%) COM
5 4 (3.42%) XSLT
5 4 (3.42%) WinForms
5 4 (3.42%) Ajax
5 4 (3.42%) .NET Remoting
5 4 (3.42%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.42%) JSON
5 4 (3.42%) OOXML
5 4 (3.42%) jQuery
6 1 (0.85%) SVG
6 1 (0.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.55%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.27%) PMI
4 4 (3.42%) iPad
4 4 (3.42%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.71%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.71%) User Experience
5 2 (1.71%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.71%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.71%) Social Media
5 2 (1.71%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (24.79%) Windows
2 10 (8.55%) Windows 7
3 9 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 6 (5.13%) Linux
4 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.27%) Windows Phone
6 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.85%) UNIX
7 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.50%) Business Analysis
2 25 (21.37%) PRINCE
2 25 (21.37%) Continuous Improvement
3 22 (18.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (11.11%) Project Management
5 9 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.84%) ITIL
7 7 (5.98%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.98%) Scrum
8 6 (5.13%) Practice Management
8 6 (5.13%) ERP
8 6 (5.13%) Line Management
8 6 (5.13%) Waterfall
9 5 (4.27%) Change Control
9 5 (4.27%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.27%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.27%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.42%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.42%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.97%) SQL
2 11 (9.40%) C#
3 8 (6.84%) C
4 6 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.27%) Java
5 5 (4.27%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.42%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.42%) Python
6 4 (3.42%) XQuery
6 4 (3.42%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.42%) C++
6 4 (3.42%) Perl
6 4 (3.42%) PHP
7 2 (1.71%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.85%) VBA
8 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (31.62%) Degree
2 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.13%) CBAP
4 5 (4.27%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.42%) MCSA
6 3 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.56%) CEH
7 2 (1.71%) HND
8 1 (0.85%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) QA
2 4 (3.42%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (14.53%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.27%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.42%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (36.75%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.82%) VMware
3 9 (7.69%) Cisco
4 6 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (4.27%) Oracle
6 4 (3.42%) Reuters
7 3 (2.56%) Sage
8 2 (1.71%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.85%) Apple
9 1 (0.85%) Cognos
9 1 (0.85%) Adobe
9 1 (0.85%) Citrix
9 1 (0.85%) Twitter
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