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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 83 69 55
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 82 100 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.78% 3.25% 4.07%
As % of the Applications category 22.91% 27.86% 32.00%
Number of salaries quoted 39 57 78
Average salary £31,500 £28,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,500 £20,350
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £65,000 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £29,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+8.62% +1.75%
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
358 359 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.12% 11.67% 12.71%
Number of salaries quoted 203 228 270
Average salary £34,000 £34,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.44% -2.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £60,750
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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 -9 35 £40,000 +40.35% 4
Glasgow -27 22 £27,500 +2.80% 4
Dundee -6 9 - - 1
Argyll and Bute - 6 £31,500 -
Stirling +9 2 £29,000 +3.57%
Aberdeen +13 1 £42,500 +32.81%
Fife +1 1 - - 2
Scottish Borders -2 1 £24,000 +17.07% 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £22,500 -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 97 (61.39%) Microsoft
2 79 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 50 (31.65%) Windows
4 45 (28.48%) Degree
5 43 (27.22%) Finance
6 36 (22.78%) SQL
7 35 (22.15%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (20.25%) Project Management
9 31 (19.62%) Business Analysis
10 25 (15.82%) ITIL
11 22 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (13.29%) SQL Server
13 20 (12.66%) MS Project
13 20 (12.66%) BusinessObjects
14 19 (12.03%) Active Directory
15 18 (11.39%) Oracle
15 18 (11.39%) C#
15 18 (11.39%) Python
15 18 (11.39%) SAS
16 17 (10.76%) VBA
16 17 (10.76%) SAP
16 17 (10.76%) MS PowerPoint
16 17 (10.76%) Windows 7
17 16 (10.13%) .NET
18 15 (9.49%) HTML
18 15 (9.49%) CSS
19 14 (8.86%) Citrix
19 14 (8.86%) Google
20 13 (8.23%) Marketing
20 13 (8.23%) Agile Software Development

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 18 (11.39%) SAS
2 13 (8.23%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.96%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.80%) MS Project Server
4 6 (3.80%) NetWeaver
5 5 (3.16%) IIS
6 4 (2.53%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.27%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.27%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.63%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.63%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.63%) IBM Connections
8 1 (0.63%) Liferay
8 1 (0.63%) MTS
8 1 (0.63%) Quickr
Applications
1 79 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 20 (12.66%) MS Project
3 17 (10.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.80%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (3.16%) SPSS
6 4 (2.53%) MS Visio
7 2 (1.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (3.80%) SAP cProjects
1 6 (3.80%) SAP PM
2 4 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.70%) Office 365
2 5 (3.16%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.90%) SaaS
4 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.80%) VPN
2 5 (3.16%) LAN
3 4 (2.53%) DNS
3 4 (2.53%) SAN
3 4 (2.53%) WAN
4 3 (1.90%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (1.90%) DHCP
4 3 (1.90%) HTTP
4 3 (1.90%) Wireless
5 2 (1.27%) BGP
5 2 (1.27%) Broadband
5 2 (1.27%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.27%) Firewall
5 2 (1.27%) Multicast
5 2 (1.27%) OSPF
5 2 (1.27%) RIP
5 2 (1.27%) Skype
5 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.27%) WebEx
6 1 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 20 (12.66%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (5.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.80%) MS Access
5 6 (3.80%) SAP BW
5 6 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.63%) GIS
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.63%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 9 (5.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 6 (3.80%) SAP CE
3 1 (0.63%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 43 (27.22%) Finance
2 13 (8.23%) Marketing
3 11 (6.96%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.06%) Banking
5 7 (4.43%) Law
5 7 (4.43%) Legal
6 2 (1.27%) Games
6 2 (1.27%) Retail
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (44.30%) Analyst
2 20 (12.66%) Consultant
3 19 (12.03%) Service Analyst
3 19 (12.03%) Support Analyst
4 17 (10.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (7.59%) Designer
5 12 (7.59%) Graduate
6 10 (6.33%) UX Designer
7 9 (5.70%) Business Analyst
7 9 (5.70%) Graduate Consultant
7 9 (5.70%) UI Designer
7 9 (5.70%) UI/UX Designer
8 7 (4.43%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.43%) PMO Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.80%) Project Support Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) SAP Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) SAP Business Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) SAP Business Consultant
9 6 (3.80%) SAP PM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.13%) .NET
2 15 (9.49%) CSS
2 15 (9.49%) HTML
3 7 (4.43%) XML
4 6 (3.80%) SAP PI
5 5 (3.16%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.16%) Web Services
6 2 (1.27%) LINQ
6 2 (1.27%) REST
6 2 (1.27%) SOAP
6 2 (1.27%) WCF
7 1 (0.63%) ArcObjects
7 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.63%) COM
7 1 (0.63%) EJB
7 1 (0.63%) JavaBeans
7 1 (0.63%) jQuery
7 1 (0.63%) JSP
7 1 (0.63%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (22.15%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.96%) Mathematics
3 10 (6.33%) User Experience
4 9 (5.70%) NHS
4 9 (5.70%) Statistics
5 8 (5.06%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.43%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.43%) Economics
6 7 (4.43%) Psychology
7 6 (3.80%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.80%) Driving Licence
8 5 (3.16%) Physics
9 3 (1.90%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.90%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.27%) EqualLogic
10 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.27%) Social Gaming
10 2 (1.27%) Social Media
10 2 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 50 (31.65%) Windows
2 17 (10.76%) Windows 7
3 13 (8.23%) Windows Server
4 12 (7.59%) Windows XP
5 11 (6.96%) Android
6 10 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.80%) Linux
7 6 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.16%) Unix
9 4 (2.53%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.90%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.25%) Project Management
2 31 (19.62%) Business Analysis
3 25 (15.82%) ITIL
4 22 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (7.59%) Workflow
7 11 (6.96%) Asset Management
8 9 (5.70%) PRINCE2
8 9 (5.70%) Validation
9 8 (5.06%) Analytics
9 8 (5.06%) Change Management
9 8 (5.06%) CRM
9 8 (5.06%) Statistical Analysis
10 7 (4.43%) Data Analysis
10 7 (4.43%) Line Management
10 7 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (3.80%) Data Management
11 6 (3.80%) Mentoring
11 6 (3.80%) Quality Management
11 6 (3.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.78%) SQL
2 18 (11.39%) C#
2 18 (11.39%) Python
3 17 (10.76%) VBA
4 12 (7.59%) Java
5 11 (6.96%) C++
6 8 (5.06%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.43%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.43%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.80%) ABAP
8 6 (3.80%) R
9 3 (1.90%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (28.48%) Degree
2 8 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (3.80%) SAP Certification
4 5 (3.16%) PMI Certification
4 5 (3.16%) PMP
5 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.27%) CCNA
6 2 (1.27%) CCNP
6 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.27%) HND
6 2 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.27%) MOS
6 2 (1.27%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) ISEB
7 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.06%) SLA
2 3 (1.90%) PMBOK
2 3 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 19 (12.03%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.06%) XenApp
4 7 (4.43%) vSphere
5 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 97 (61.39%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.39%) Oracle
3 17 (10.76%) SAP
4 14 (8.86%) Citrix
4 14 (8.86%) Google
5 12 (7.59%) Apple
5 12 (7.59%) Cisco
6 11 (6.96%) VMware
7 9 (5.70%) Cegedim Rx
8 7 (4.43%) Adobe
9 5 (3.16%) Bloomberg
9 5 (3.16%) Dell
9 5 (3.16%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (2.53%) Avaya
10 4 (2.53%) HP
11 3 (1.90%) Fidessa
11 3 (1.90%) iManage
11 3 (1.90%) Intel Security
11 3 (1.90%) Reuters
12 2 (1.27%) BT
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