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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 59 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 111 133 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.60% 4.03% 4.50%
As % of the Applications category 30.41% 31.74% 32.04%
Number of salaries quoted 57 75 78
Average salary £27,500 £33,000 £25,566
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +29.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £21,700 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £51,100 £39,150
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £28,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
365 419 412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.84% 12.69% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 222 254 255
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £26,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -1 59 £30,500 +1.66% 6
Glasgow +4 31 £26,000 -25.71% 3
Aberdeen -10 3 £32,000 -24.70%
Stirling -12 3 £28,000 -24.06%
Fife +5 2 £28,000 -30.00%
Scottish Borders - 2 £20,500 - 1
Dundee +10 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £27,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £32,500 - 2
Angus - 1 £19,500 -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 131 (54.13%) Microsoft
2 112 (46.28%) MS Excel
3 101 (41.74%) Windows
4 95 (39.26%) Finance
5 66 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 53 (21.90%) SQL
7 49 (20.25%) Active Directory
8 48 (19.83%) MS PowerPoint
9 43 (17.77%) Project Management
10 41 (16.94%) Windows XP
11 40 (16.53%) MS Project
11 40 (16.53%) Degree
12 38 (15.70%) ITIL
13 35 (14.46%) MS Exchange
14 31 (12.81%) SQL Server
15 30 (12.40%) Banking
15 30 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
16 26 (10.74%) Oracle
17 24 (9.92%) SharePoint
18 21 (8.68%) Service Delivery
19 20 (8.26%) Blackberry
20 19 (7.85%) VMware
21 18 (7.44%) MS Visio
21 18 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
22 17 (7.02%) Legal
22 17 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
23 16 (6.61%) Linux
23 16 (6.61%) PRINCE2
24 15 (6.20%) Citrix
24 15 (6.20%) Cisco

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 35 (14.46%) MS Exchange
2 24 (9.92%) SharePoint
3 15 (6.20%) WorkSite
4 13 (5.37%) Lync
4 13 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (3.72%) IIS
5 9 (3.72%) SAS
6 7 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (2.48%) FileNet
7 6 (2.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (2.48%) WebSphere
8 5 (2.07%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.83%) CMS
11 1 (0.41%) Apache
11 1 (0.41%) Documentum
Applications
1 112 (46.28%) MS Excel
2 48 (19.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 40 (16.53%) MS Project
4 18 (7.44%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) HFM
1 3 (1.24%) Dynamics GP
1 3 (1.24%) FRx
1 3 (1.24%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.83%) Maximo
3 1 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.41%) Endur
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.55%) SAN
2 9 (3.72%) Firewall
2 9 (3.72%) IP Telephony
2 9 (3.72%) Cisco IPT
3 5 (2.07%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.65%) Internet
5 3 (1.24%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.24%) LAN
5 3 (1.24%) LDAP
5 3 (1.24%) SMTP
6 2 (0.83%) DHCP
6 2 (0.83%) DNS
6 2 (0.83%) ICMP
7 1 (0.41%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.41%) Wireless
7 1 (0.41%) ADSL
7 1 (0.41%) PBX
7 1 (0.41%) VoIP
7 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.81%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (4.96%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.72%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (3.72%) MS Access
4 9 (3.72%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.07%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (2.07%) Informix
6 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.07%) InterSystems Cache
7 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.65%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.24%) MySQL
9 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (1.24%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.41%) Toad
3 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.41%) JMeter
3 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.41%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (0.41%) NeoLoad
General
1 95 (39.26%) Finance
2 30 (12.40%) Banking
3 17 (7.02%) Legal
4 14 (5.79%) Retail
4 14 (5.79%) Law
5 8 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.89%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.89%) Billing
7 4 (1.65%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.65%) Publishing
8 3 (1.24%) Games
9 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.83%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.83%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.41%) Marketing
10 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 109 (45.04%) Analyst
2 38 (15.70%) Support Analyst
3 27 (11.16%) IT Support
4 26 (10.74%) Developer
5 22 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 18 (7.44%) IT Support Analyst
6 18 (7.44%) PMO Analyst
7 16 (6.61%) Service Desk Analyst
7 16 (6.61%) Service Analyst
8 14 (5.79%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.96%) 1st Line Support
9 12 (4.96%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 9 (3.72%) Analyst Developer
10 9 (3.72%) Business Analyst
11 8 (3.31%) Applications Support
11 8 (3.31%) Service Manager
11 8 (3.31%) Technical Manager
12 7 (2.89%) IT Support Engineer
12 7 (2.89%) Technical Services Manager
12 7 (2.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.13%) .NET
2 6 (2.48%) COM
2 6 (2.48%) JSP
2 6 (2.48%) Web Services
2 6 (2.48%) SPNEGO
3 4 (1.65%) Middleware
4 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.41%) HTML
5 1 (0.41%) J2EE
5 1 (0.41%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.26%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.89%) PMI
5 5 (2.07%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.07%) Reference Data
6 4 (1.65%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.65%) Social Media
7 3 (1.24%) Social Gaming
7 3 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.24%) Economics
7 3 (1.24%) Statistics
7 3 (1.24%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.24%) Psychology
8 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.83%) iPhone
8 2 (0.83%) User Experience
8 2 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.41%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 101 (41.74%) Windows
2 66 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 41 (16.94%) Windows XP
4 16 (6.61%) Linux
5 15 (6.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (4.13%) UNIX
8 9 (3.72%) Windows Phone
9 7 (2.89%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.83%) Solaris
12 1 (0.41%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.41%) Android
12 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.77%) Project Management
2 38 (15.70%) ITIL
3 21 (8.68%) Service Delivery
4 17 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (6.61%) PRINCE2
6 14 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (5.37%) Change Management
8 12 (4.96%) Document Management
9 11 (4.55%) Risk Management
10 10 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (3.72%) Workflow
11 9 (3.72%) Line Management
12 8 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (3.31%) PRINCE
13 7 (2.89%) CRM
13 7 (2.89%) Programme Management
13 7 (2.89%) Time Management
14 6 (2.48%) Wealth Management
14 6 (2.48%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (2.48%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 53 (21.90%) SQL
2 11 (4.55%) VBA
2 11 (4.55%) PL/SQL
3 9 (3.72%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.72%) Java
4 6 (2.48%) C
4 6 (2.48%) C#
4 6 (2.48%) Perl
5 4 (1.65%) Python
6 3 (1.24%) R
6 3 (1.24%) C++
7 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.83%) PHP
7 2 (0.83%) VB
7 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.41%) Ruby
8 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 40 (16.53%) Degree
2 11 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 10 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (2.48%) HND
5 5 (2.07%) PMP
6 4 (1.65%) MCSA
6 4 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.65%) NVQ Level 3
7 3 (1.24%) MCSE
8 2 (0.83%) MCP
8 2 (0.83%) MOS
8 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.41%) CAPM
9 1 (0.41%) CISM
9 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.41%) CRISC
9 1 (0.41%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.72%) QA
2 7 (2.89%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.89%) SLA
3 2 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) P3O
System Software
1 49 (20.25%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.96%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.89%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (1.65%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 131 (54.13%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.74%) Oracle
3 19 (7.85%) VMware
4 15 (6.20%) Cisco
4 15 (6.20%) Citrix
5 8 (3.31%) SAP
6 6 (2.48%) IBM
7 5 (2.07%) Lotus
7 5 (2.07%) Apple
7 5 (2.07%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.07%) Netezza
7 5 (2.07%) Remedy
8 4 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.65%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (1.24%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.24%) Facebook
9 3 (1.24%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.83%) Hyland
10 2 (0.83%) Interwoven
10 2 (0.83%) CommVault
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