The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 68 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 101 142 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.25% 4.09% 4.47%
As % of the Applications category 28.94% 29.77% 34.57%
Number of salaries quoted 63 83 78
Average salary £26,575 £32,500 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.23% +19.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £20,600 £18,350
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £45,000 £40,450
UK excluding London average salary £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
MS Office
UK

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

Applications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
349 477 376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.24% 13.73% 12.94%
Number of salaries quoted 222 312 228
Average salary £35,000 £36,895 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.13% +15.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £25,000 £21,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MS Office
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

MS Office Salary Trend in Scotland

MS Office
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Scotland

MS Office
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -10 46 £28,250 +2.72% 15
Glasgow +4 36 £23,000 -34.28% 3
Stirling -10 5 £23,500 -35.17%
Aberdeen +4 4 £32,000 +2.40% 2
Scottish Borders - 3 £20,500 - 1
Falkirk - 2 £19,500 -
North Lanarkshire +3 1 £32,500 +51.16%
Dundee 0 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £35,000 -
Angus - 1 £19,500 -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 118 (52.68%) Microsoft
2 106 (47.32%) MS Excel
3 98 (43.75%) Windows
4 88 (39.29%) Finance
5 66 (29.46%) Windows 7
6 48 (21.43%) SQL
6 48 (21.43%) Active Directory
7 41 (18.30%) Degree
8 40 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
8 40 (17.86%) Project Management
9 36 (16.07%) ITIL
10 32 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 32 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 31 (13.84%) Banking
12 30 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
13 29 (12.95%) MS Project
14 27 (12.05%) SQL Server
15 23 (10.27%) SharePoint
16 22 (9.82%) Oracle
17 18 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (8.04%) MS Visio
18 17 (7.59%) Blackberry
18 17 (7.59%) Citrix
19 16 (7.14%) Service Delivery
19 16 (7.14%) VMware
19 16 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
20 14 (6.25%) Linux
21 13 (5.80%) Cisco
21 13 (5.80%) Change Management
22 12 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 32 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.27%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.36%) Lync
4 11 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.02%) IBM Notes
5 9 (4.02%) WorkSite
6 8 (3.57%) SAS
7 6 (2.68%) IIS
8 5 (2.23%) WebSphere
8 5 (2.23%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.23%) FileNet
9 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.89%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.45%) WinCC
11 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.45%) Documentum
11 1 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 106 (47.32%) MS Excel
2 40 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 29 (12.95%) MS Project
4 18 (8.04%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.34%) SPSS
6 2 (0.89%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Maximo
1 2 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.45%) HFM
2 1 (0.45%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.68%) Office 365
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.57%) SAN
2 6 (2.68%) Firewall
2 6 (2.68%) Ethernet
2 6 (2.68%) Cisco IPT
2 6 (2.68%) IP Telephony
3 4 (1.79%) DNS
3 4 (1.79%) Internet
4 3 (1.34%) LDAP
4 3 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.34%) DHCP
4 3 (1.34%) SMTP
4 3 (1.34%) LAN
5 2 (0.89%) VoIP
5 2 (0.89%) ICMP
6 1 (0.45%) Profibus
6 1 (0.45%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.45%) ADSL
6 1 (0.45%) Broadband
6 1 (0.45%) 3G
6 1 (0.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (5.36%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.02%) MS Access
4 8 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (2.68%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (2.68%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.23%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (2.23%) Informix
7 5 (2.23%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.79%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.79%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (1.34%) MySQL
10 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.79%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.45%) NeoLoad
3 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.45%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.45%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.45%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.45%) Toad
3 1 (0.45%) JMeter
General
1 88 (39.29%) Finance
2 31 (13.84%) Banking
3 12 (5.36%) Legal
4 11 (4.91%) Retail
5 9 (4.02%) Law
6 7 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.68%) Publishing
7 6 (2.68%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.23%) Billing
9 4 (1.79%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.79%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.89%) Games
10 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.89%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.89%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.89%) Marketing
11 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 111 (49.55%) Analyst
2 41 (18.30%) Support Analyst
3 29 (12.95%) IT Support
4 23 (10.27%) IT Support Analyst
5 20 (8.93%) Support Engineer
6 19 (8.48%) Developer
7 16 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
8 14 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
9 13 (5.80%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 12 (5.36%) Business Analyst
11 11 (4.91%) Project Manager
11 11 (4.91%) Service Analyst
11 11 (4.91%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (4.02%) Analyst Developer
13 8 (3.57%) Service Manager
14 7 (3.13%) Technical Manager
14 7 (3.13%) Technical Services Manager
15 6 (2.68%) Support Technician
16 5 (2.23%) IT Business Analyst
16 5 (2.23%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.68%) .NET
2 5 (2.23%) SPNEGO
2 5 (2.23%) JSP
2 5 (2.23%) Web Services
3 4 (1.79%) Middleware
3 4 (1.79%) COM
4 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.45%) Yii
5 1 (0.45%) Symfony
5 1 (0.45%) CSS
5 1 (0.45%) XML
5 1 (0.45%) HTML
5 1 (0.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.59%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.68%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.68%) PMI
4 5 (2.23%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.23%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.79%) Social Media
5 4 (1.79%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.34%) Economics
6 3 (1.34%) Statistics
6 3 (1.34%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.34%) Psychology
6 3 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.34%) Equities
7 2 (0.89%) iPhone
7 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.89%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.45%) Social Gaming
8 1 (0.45%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 98 (43.75%) Windows
2 66 (29.46%) Windows 7
3 32 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 14 (6.25%) Linux
5 10 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.13%) UNIX
6 7 (3.13%) Mac OS X
7 6 (2.68%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.89%) Solaris
8 2 (0.89%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.45%) Android
9 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.45%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (17.86%) Project Management
2 36 (16.07%) ITIL
3 18 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 13 (5.80%) Change Management
6 12 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (5.36%) PRINCE2
7 11 (4.91%) Risk Management
7 11 (4.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (4.91%) Document Management
8 9 (4.02%) Workflow
8 9 (4.02%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (3.57%) Time Management
9 8 (3.57%) Programme Management
10 6 (2.68%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (2.68%) Test Scripting
10 6 (2.68%) Wealth Management
10 6 (2.68%) Change Control
10 6 (2.68%) Line Management
11 5 (2.23%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (21.43%) SQL
2 12 (5.36%) VBA
3 10 (4.46%) PL/SQL
4 6 (2.68%) Java
4 6 (2.68%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.34%) R
6 2 (0.89%) Python
6 2 (0.89%) Perl
6 2 (0.89%) PHP
6 2 (0.89%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.89%) C
6 2 (0.89%) C#
6 2 (0.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 41 (18.30%) Degree
2 8 (3.57%) PMI Certification
2 8 (3.57%) HND
3 7 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.79%) NVQ Level 3
5 3 (1.34%) MOS
5 3 (1.34%) VCP4
5 3 (1.34%) MCSE
5 3 (1.34%) PMP
6 2 (0.89%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.89%) MCP
6 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.89%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.89%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.45%) CAPM
7 1 (0.45%) MCSA
7 1 (0.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.68%) SLA
1 6 (2.68%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.79%) QA
3 2 (0.89%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.45%) P3O
System Software
1 48 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (1.79%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.34%) SCCM
3 1 (0.45%) WSUS
3 1 (0.45%) SCOM
3 1 (0.45%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 118 (52.68%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.82%) Oracle
3 17 (7.59%) Citrix
4 16 (7.14%) VMware
5 13 (5.80%) Cisco
6 9 (4.02%) SAP
6 9 (4.02%) Lotus
7 7 (3.13%) Business Objects
8 6 (2.68%) Remedy
9 5 (2.23%) Netezza
9 5 (2.23%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (2.23%) Apple
10 3 (1.34%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.89%) Interwoven
11 2 (0.89%) IBM
11 2 (0.89%) HP
11 2 (0.89%) Dell
11 2 (0.89%) Novell
11 2 (0.89%) CommVault
11 2 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
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