The first table below looks at the demand for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 51 58 61
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 5572 4482 4657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.75% 4.12% 3.95%
As % of the Applications category 31.39% 27.62% 28.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4449 3663 3972
Average salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
17752 16226 16343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.15% 14.91% 13.86%
Number of salaries quoted 14227 13415 14134
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MS Office
Salary Trend

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

MS Office Salary Trend in the UK

MS Office
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 within the UK.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the UK

MS Office
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
England +8 5229 £32,000 -1.53% 660
London +12 2266 £36,000 -4.00% 229
South East +1 1112 £30,000 - 163
City of London +22 575 £33,500 -21.17% 75
East of England +26 502 £32,000 -1.53% 59
Yorkshire -12 359 £30,000 +7.14% 44
South West +11 314 £26,500 -11.66% 42
Berkshire +6 309 £34,000 +2.25% 37
North West +11 296 £26,000 -11.86% 44
West Yorkshire -8 231 £27,500 -16.03% 28
West Midlands -16 225 £32,500 - 30
Hertfordshire +18 217 £32,500 - 11
Hampshire +8 196 £26,000 +0.97% 22
Surrey -4 190 £31,000 -3.12% 29
Scotland +16 168 £35,000 +16.66% 38
Leeds -12 159 £30,000 +9.09% 21
Manchester +21 154 £26,500 -0.93% 20
East Midlands -22 124 £25,000 -16.66% 25
Buckinghamshire 0 118 £25,000 -16.66% 18
Kent +29 114 £32,500 +20.37% 11
Cambridgeshire +3 111 £29,143 -10.33% 14
Wiltshire +13 109 £24,438 -24.80% 13
Reading -1 108 £40,000 +60.00% 11
Watford +35 97 £32,500 -23.52% 6
Cheshire -2 90 £30,000 +1.69% 15
Birmingham -6 89 £33,000 -14.28% 10
Glasgow +26 84 £33,750 -12.33% 13
Essex +29 83 £32,000 -28.88% 6
South Yorkshire +10 71 £30,000 +42.85% 6
Cambridge +24 68 £30,000 -20.00% 7

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 6767 (62.59%) Microsoft
2 5491 (50.79%) MS Excel
3 5432 (50.24%) Windows
4 3288 (30.41%) Active Directory
5 2650 (24.51%) Finance
6 2269 (20.99%) Windows 7
7 2088 (19.31%) ITIL
8 2013 (18.62%) SQL
9 1803 (16.68%) MS Exchange
10 1736 (16.06%) Degree
11 1696 (15.69%) Windows XP
12 1640 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 1463 (13.53%) SQL Server
14 1440 (13.32%) Project Management
15 1215 (11.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 1205 (11.15%) MS PowerPoint
17 1180 (10.91%) Citrix
18 1140 (10.54%) VMware
19 1090 (10.08%) TCP/IP
20 1027 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
21 991 (9.17%) SharePoint
22 910 (8.42%) Blackberry
23 897 (8.30%) Cisco
24 879 (8.13%) DNS
25 877 (8.11%) MS Project
26 826 (7.64%) MS Visio
27 815 (7.54%) PRINCE2
27 815 (7.54%) SLA
28 799 (7.39%) .NET
29 758 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 1803 (16.68%) MS Exchange
2 991 (9.17%) SharePoint
3 709 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 559 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 432 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 384 (3.55%) IIS
7 308 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 268 (2.48%) Lync
9 235 (2.17%) IBM Notes
10 193 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
11 153 (1.42%) CMS
12 135 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
13 120 (1.11%) WorkSite
14 115 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
15 109 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
16 103 (0.95%) Tomcat
17 92 (0.85%) SAS
18 87 (0.80%) WebSphere
19 74 (0.68%) MS Project Server
20 62 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5491 (50.79%) MS Excel
2 1205 (11.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 877 (8.11%) MS Project
4 826 (7.64%) MS Visio
5 127 (1.17%) Photoshop
6 82 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
7 78 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
8 55 (0.51%) Acrobat
9 43 (0.40%) InDesign
10 27 (0.25%) SPSS
11 26 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
11 26 (0.24%) PowerPivot
12 25 (0.23%) AutoCAD
13 23 (0.21%) InfoPath
14 22 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
15 16 (0.15%) FrameMaker
16 14 (0.13%) RoboHelp
17 9 (0.083%) Fireworks
18 6 (0.055%) Maya
18 6 (0.055%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 122 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.43%) Google Analytics
2 47 (0.43%) SAP FI
3 43 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
3 43 (0.40%) SAP CO
4 38 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 31 (0.29%) HFM
6 30 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 29 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
8 27 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
9 26 (0.24%) SAP BPC
10 24 (0.22%) Magento
11 20 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
12 19 (0.18%) SAP Business One
13 18 (0.17%) Cognos Controller
13 18 (0.17%) Visualfiles
13 18 (0.17%) WebTrends
14 17 (0.16%) Cognos Planning
15 15 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 15 (0.14%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 343 (3.17%) Office 365
2 109 (1.01%) SaaS
3 60 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
6 29 (0.27%) IaaS
7 28 (0.26%) Google Apps
8 19 (0.18%) PaaS
9 6 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.037%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.028%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.018%) MailChimp
14 1 (0.009%) Pure360
14 1 (0.009%) Basecamp
14 1 (0.009%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1090 (10.08%) TCP/IP
2 879 (8.13%) DNS
3 733 (6.78%) Firewall
4 723 (6.69%) DHCP
4 723 (6.69%) LAN
5 646 (5.97%) VPN
6 607 (5.61%) WAN
7 595 (5.50%) Internet
8 316 (2.92%) Wireless
9 279 (2.58%) SAN
10 256 (2.37%) VoIP
11 154 (1.42%) Intranet
12 131 (1.21%) Network Security
13 113 (1.05%) VLAN
14 112 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
15 111 (1.03%) IP Telephony
16 109 (1.01%) HTTP
17 104 (0.96%) NAS
18 97 (0.90%) SSL
19 89 (0.82%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1463 (13.53%) SQL Server
2 387 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 351 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 242 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 240 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 190 (1.76%) Relational Database
7 189 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 155 (1.43%) MS Access
9 145 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
10 134 (1.24%) MySQL
11 113 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
12 109 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 94 (0.87%) Data Mining
14 85 (0.79%) OLAP
15 82 (0.76%) Oracle Database
16 73 (0.68%) DB2
17 67 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 66 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
19 62 (0.57%) QlikView
20 52 (0.48%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 228 (2.11%) Visual Studio
2 137 (1.27%) JIRA
3 102 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 83 (0.77%) Dreamweaver
5 77 (0.71%) Subversion
6 61 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
7 59 (0.55%) Eclipse
7 59 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
8 55 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 43 (0.40%) Selenium
10 39 (0.36%) FrontPage
11 35 (0.32%) RequisitePro
11 35 (0.32%) CaliberRM
12 31 (0.29%) Git (software)
13 29 (0.27%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 27 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 26 (0.24%) SoapUI
15 26 (0.24%) Ranorex
16 25 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
16 25 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 2650 (24.51%) Finance
2 621 (5.74%) Legal
3 605 (5.60%) Marketing
4 569 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 528 (4.88%) Banking
6 526 (4.86%) Law
7 497 (4.60%) Retail
8 332 (3.07%) Advertising
9 177 (1.64%) Manufacturing
10 145 (1.34%) Back Office
10 145 (1.34%) Investment Banking
10 145 (1.34%) German Language
11 122 (1.13%) Front Office
11 122 (1.13%) Publishing
12 115 (1.06%) French Language
13 113 (1.05%) Financial Institution
14 97 (0.90%) Electronics
15 96 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
16 68 (0.63%) Billing
17 66 (0.61%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3824 (35.37%) Analyst
2 1637 (15.14%) Support Analyst
3 1025 (9.48%) Support Engineer
4 851 (7.87%) IT Support
5 759 (7.02%) Service Analyst
6 718 (6.64%) Service Desk Analyst
7 713 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 694 (6.42%) Developer
9 566 (5.23%) Project Manager
10 549 (5.08%) Desktop Support
11 514 (4.75%) Consultant
12 454 (4.20%) Business Analyst
13 434 (4.01%) 1st Line Support
14 409 (3.78%) Technical Support
15 399 (3.69%) Administrator
16 357 (3.30%) IT Support Analyst
17 331 (3.06%) Help Desk Support
18 321 (2.97%) Help Desk Analyst
19 297 (2.75%) Desktop Analyst
20 293 (2.71%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 799 (7.39%) .NET
2 587 (5.43%) HTML
3 488 (4.51%) XML
4 339 (3.14%) CSS
5 322 (2.98%) ASP.NET
6 202 (1.87%) Web Services
7 140 (1.29%) .NET Framework
8 136 (1.26%) jQuery
9 101 (0.93%) SOAP
10 96 (0.89%) WCF
11 82 (0.76%) J2EE
12 81 (0.75%) COM
13 77 (0.71%) WinForms
14 74 (0.68%) HTML5
15 73 (0.68%) WPF
16 69 (0.64%) Middleware
17 63 (0.58%) XSLT
18 52 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
19 50 (0.46%) Ajax
20 46 (0.43%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 910 (8.42%) Blackberry
2 550 (5.09%) Management Information System
3 399 (3.69%) Computer Science
4 260 (2.40%) Mathematics
5 167 (1.54%) iPhone
5 167 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 161 (1.49%) Statistics
7 141 (1.30%) Social Media
8 132 (1.22%) iPad
9 126 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
10 121 (1.12%) Mobile App
11 115 (1.06%) PMI
12 113 (1.05%) PDA
13 108 (1.00%) Hedge funds
14 92 (0.85%) Fat Client
14 92 (0.85%) Thin Client
15 84 (0.78%) Client/Server
15 84 (0.78%) E-Learning
16 82 (0.76%) Visualisation
17 74 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5432 (50.24%) Windows
2 2269 (20.99%) Windows 7
3 1696 (15.69%) Windows XP
4 1640 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1215 (11.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 655 (6.06%) Windows 8
7 620 (5.73%) Linux
8 555 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 323 (2.99%) UNIX
10 303 (2.80%) Windows Vista
11 291 (2.69%) Mac OS X
12 248 (2.29%) Android
13 194 (1.79%) Apple iOS
14 144 (1.33%) Windows 2000
15 108 (1.00%) Mac OS
16 72 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
17 65 (0.60%) Solaris
18 57 (0.53%) AIX
19 56 (0.52%) Windows Phone
20 38 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2088 (19.31%) ITIL
2 1440 (13.32%) Project Management
3 815 (7.54%) PRINCE2
4 629 (5.82%) CRM
5 569 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 528 (4.88%) Service Management
7 512 (4.74%) Change Management
8 450 (4.16%) Business Analysis
9 442 (4.09%) Time Management
10 400 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
11 350 (3.24%) Business Intelligence
12 334 (3.09%) Document Management
13 327 (3.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 306 (2.83%) ERP
15 304 (2.81%) Continuous Improvement
16 302 (2.79%) Incident Management
17 285 (2.64%) Workflow
18 283 (2.62%) Change Control
19 273 (2.52%) E-Commerce
20 263 (2.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2013 (18.62%) SQL
2 596 (5.51%) C#
3 453 (4.19%) JavaScript
4 359 (3.32%) Java
5 328 (3.03%) VBA
6 284 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 251 (2.32%) VB
8 245 (2.27%) C
9 243 (2.25%) PowerShell
10 188 (1.74%) VB.NET
11 154 (1.42%) VBScript
12 141 (1.30%) C++
13 130 (1.20%) Perl
14 119 (1.10%) PHP
15 99 (0.92%) Python
16 50 (0.46%) Bash Shell
17 41 (0.38%) PL/SQL
18 37 (0.34%) ABAP
19 36 (0.33%) VB6
20 23 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1736 (16.06%) Degree
2 1027 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 479 (4.43%) MCSE
4 456 (4.22%) MCP
5 389 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
6 380 (3.51%) Security Cleared
7 299 (2.77%) MCITP
8 290 (2.68%) CCNA
9 267 (2.47%) MCSA
10 258 (2.39%) ISEB
11 248 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
12 208 (1.92%) PMI Certification
13 202 (1.87%) SC Cleared
14 135 (1.25%) A+ Certification
15 128 (1.18%) PMP
16 110 (1.02%) MCTS
17 104 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 86 (0.80%) CCNP
19 82 (0.76%) ISTQB
20 80 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 815 (7.54%) SLA
2 482 (4.46%) QA
3 122 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 80 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 54 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 39 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 30 (0.28%) COBIT
8 24 (0.22%) GCP
9 17 (0.16%) HL7
10 16 (0.15%) Data Quality
11 11 (0.10%) EMIR
12 9 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
12 9 (0.083%) MiFID
12 9 (0.083%) GAMP
13 8 (0.074%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 8 (0.074%) FATCA
13 8 (0.074%) Basel III
14 7 (0.065%) GMP
14 7 (0.065%) ISO 9000
14 7 (0.065%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3288 (30.41%) Active Directory
2 758 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 430 (3.98%) Hyper-V
4 280 (2.59%) XenApp
5 188 (1.74%) vSphere
6 164 (1.52%) Terminal Services
7 101 (0.93%) XenDesktop
8 100 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 90 (0.83%) VMware ESX
10 74 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
11 69 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 54 (0.50%) ISA Server
13 52 (0.48%) XenServer
14 49 (0.45%) Terminal Server
15 47 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
16 46 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
17 35 (0.32%) MetaFrame
18 34 (0.31%) UAG
19 24 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 20 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 417 (3.86%) SCCM
2 216 (2.00%) Backup Exec
3 153 (1.42%) WSUS
4 126 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 111 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
6 75 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 50 (0.46%) SCOM
8 45 (0.42%) NetBackup
9 37 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
10 30 (0.28%) SCVMM
11 29 (0.27%) Tivoli
12 28 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 26 (0.24%) DameWare
14 20 (0.18%) ARCserve
15 19 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
16 18 (0.17%) OpenView
17 17 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 17 (0.16%) HP SIM
18 16 (0.15%) MAILsweeper
19 14 (0.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6767 (62.59%) Microsoft
2 1180 (10.91%) Citrix
3 1140 (10.54%) VMware
4 897 (8.30%) Cisco
5 598 (5.53%) Oracle
6 556 (5.14%) HP
7 435 (4.02%) Apple
8 430 (3.98%) SAP
9 329 (3.04%) Symantec
10 279 (2.58%) Adobe
11 260 (2.40%) Lotus
12 220 (2.03%) Dell
13 178 (1.65%) Avaya
14 166 (1.54%) Google
15 163 (1.51%) IBM
16 159 (1.47%) McAfee
17 153 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
18 149 (1.38%) Remedy
19 125 (1.16%) NetApp
20 119 (1.10%) Juniper
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