The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 47 56 60
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 5576 4609 4725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.05% 4.28% 4.15%
As % of the Applications category 31.90% 28.21% 28.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4628 3728 3898
Average salary £31,500 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £20,750 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £28,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -5.00%

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

Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
17480 16336 16754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.82% 15.16% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 14381 13236 14458
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +10 5262 £31,500 -1.56% 452
London +16 2300 £35,000 -0.06% 159
South East +4 1139 £27,500 -6.77% 87
City of London +27 588 £38,250 - 58
East of England +15 449 £30,000 -1.63% 41
North West +25 343 £27,000 +8.00% 30
South West +23 337 £30,000 +7.14% 40
Surrey +6 300 £28,000 - 18
Yorkshire -8 289 £30,000 +7.14% 40
Berkshire +2 253 £32,500 -13.33% 17
West Midlands -9 249 £30,750 +23.00% 27
Manchester +26 206 £27,500 +10.00% 16
Hampshire -1 201 £26,500 +6.00% 18
West Yorkshire -16 189 £30,000 +7.14% 27
East Midlands +5 148 £23,500 -32.85% 18
Hertfordshire +16 140 £40,000 +37.93% 11
Leeds -10 122 £32,500 +8.33% 15
Scotland +3 120 £27,750 -11.90% 13
Reading 0 115 £33,000 -26.66% 7
Cambridgeshire +4 99 £27,500 -26.66% 14
Wiltshire +25 94 £30,000 +15.38% 13
Essex 0 91 £32,000 +17.43% 7
Buckinghamshire -7 90 £28,000 +16.66% 11
Birmingham -14 90 £36,250 +31.81% 7
Kent -1 84 £34,750 +26.36% 3
Cheshire +36 82 £24,500 +6.52% 6
Milton Keynes +14 74 £30,000 +11.11% 7
Bedfordshire +8 72 £40,000 +29.03% 3
Oxfordshire +3 69 £25,250 -11.40% 9
South Yorkshire +15 61 £23,000 -23.33% 2

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7184 (64.94%) Microsoft
2 5633 (50.92%) Windows
3 5581 (50.45%) MS Excel
4 3575 (32.31%) Active Directory
5 2585 (23.37%) Windows 7
6 2562 (23.16%) Finance
7 2512 (22.71%) ITIL
8 2069 (18.70%) SQL
9 1990 (17.99%) MS Exchange
10 1718 (15.53%) Degree
11 1680 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 1668 (15.08%) Windows XP
13 1589 (14.36%) SQL Server
14 1523 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
15 1316 (11.90%) Citrix
16 1271 (11.49%) VMware
17 1262 (11.41%) Project Management
18 1201 (10.86%) Windows Server 2003
19 1199 (10.84%) MS PowerPoint
20 1135 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
21 1108 (10.02%) SharePoint
22 1074 (9.71%) Blackberry
23 1029 (9.30%) TCP/IP
24 1010 (9.13%) SLA
25 938 (8.48%) DNS
26 932 (8.42%) Cisco
27 919 (8.31%) Firewall
28 912 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
29 857 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2010
30 842 (7.61%) LAN

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1990 (17.99%) MS Exchange
2 1108 (10.02%) SharePoint
3 857 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 688 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 453 (4.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 423 (3.82%) IIS
7 383 (3.46%) Lync
8 354 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 336 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 181 (1.64%) IBM Notes
11 169 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 154 (1.39%) CMS
13 147 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
14 143 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
15 109 (0.99%) WorkSite
16 89 (0.80%) SAS
17 88 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
18 82 (0.74%) Tomcat
19 61 (0.55%) Apache
19 61 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5581 (50.45%) MS Excel
2 1199 (10.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 814 (7.36%) MS Visio
4 774 (7.00%) MS Project
5 117 (1.06%) Photoshop
6 73 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 64 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
8 58 (0.52%) InfoPath
9 50 (0.45%) Acrobat
10 39 (0.35%) InDesign
11 38 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 33 (0.30%) AutoCAD
13 32 (0.29%) SPSS
14 22 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
15 15 (0.14%) Fireworks
16 12 (0.11%) Simulink
17 11 (0.099%) FreeHand
18 9 (0.081%) PowerPivot
19 7 (0.063%) Adobe After Effects
20 6 (0.054%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 160 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 71 (0.64%) Google Analytics
3 53 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 52 (0.47%) Agresso
5 40 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
6 29 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 29 (0.26%) SAP CRM
7 26 (0.24%) Visualfiles
7 26 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
8 23 (0.21%) SAP ERP
9 22 (0.20%) SAP CO
10 21 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
10 21 (0.19%) SAP FI
11 19 (0.17%) SAP Business One
12 15 (0.14%) Line 500
12 15 (0.14%) HFM
13 14 (0.13%) SAP SM
14 13 (0.12%) Tridion
14 13 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 12 (0.11%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 459 (4.15%) Office 365
2 109 (0.99%) SaaS
3 83 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 56 (0.51%) IaaS
5 50 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 41 (0.37%) Google Apps
7 25 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
8 24 (0.22%) PaaS
9 11 (0.099%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.045%) Taleo
11 4 (0.036%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.018%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.009%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.009%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1029 (9.30%) TCP/IP
2 938 (8.48%) DNS
3 919 (8.31%) Firewall
4 842 (7.61%) LAN
5 777 (7.02%) WAN
6 742 (6.71%) Internet
7 726 (6.56%) DHCP
8 721 (6.52%) VPN
9 423 (3.82%) SAN
10 389 (3.52%) VoIP
11 290 (2.62%) Wireless
12 179 (1.62%) Intranet
13 145 (1.31%) VLAN
14 138 (1.25%) NAS
15 135 (1.22%) IP Telephony
16 134 (1.21%) FTP
17 133 (1.20%) Ethernet
18 127 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
19 120 (1.08%) Network Security
20 119 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1589 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 430 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 309 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 262 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 238 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 187 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 179 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 179 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
8 164 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
9 161 (1.46%) MS Access
10 122 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 120 (1.08%) Data Mining
12 114 (1.03%) MySQL
13 105 (0.95%) Oracle Database
14 73 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
15 72 (0.65%) OLAP
16 70 (0.63%) DB2
17 49 (0.44%) QlikView
17 49 (0.44%) Big Data
18 47 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 273 (2.47%) Visual Studio
2 141 (1.27%) JIRA
3 113 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 79 (0.71%) Subversion
5 70 (0.63%) Dreamweaver
6 58 (0.52%) Selenium
7 48 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 44 (0.40%) Toad
9 41 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
10 34 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
11 30 (0.27%) Git (software)
12 29 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
13 28 (0.25%) SoapUI
13 28 (0.25%) Jenkins
14 27 (0.24%) RequisitePro
15 24 (0.22%) FrontPage
15 24 (0.22%) CaliberRM
16 22 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
17 21 (0.19%) WebDriver
18 20 (0.18%) Ranorex
General
1 2562 (23.16%) Finance
2 716 (6.47%) Legal
3 590 (5.33%) Law
4 539 (4.87%) Marketing
5 537 (4.85%) Banking
6 530 (4.79%) Telecoms
7 460 (4.16%) Retail
8 242 (2.19%) Advertising
9 223 (2.02%) Manufacturing
10 150 (1.36%) Back Office
11 135 (1.22%) Financial Institution
12 103 (0.93%) German Language
13 101 (0.91%) French Language
14 99 (0.89%) Investment Banking
15 93 (0.84%) Front Office
16 90 (0.81%) Publishing
17 73 (0.66%) Billing
18 67 (0.61%) Automotive
19 44 (0.40%) Multimedia
20 42 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3918 (35.42%) Analyst
2 1541 (13.93%) Support Analyst
3 1156 (10.45%) Support Engineer
4 1019 (9.21%) Service Analyst
5 987 (8.92%) Service Desk Analyst
6 802 (7.25%) IT Support
7 750 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 701 (6.34%) Developer
9 561 (5.07%) Project Manager
10 476 (4.30%) Business Analyst
11 475 (4.29%) 1st Line Support
12 473 (4.28%) Desktop Support
13 430 (3.89%) Consultant
14 408 (3.69%) Administrator
15 392 (3.54%) Technical Support
16 333 (3.01%) IT Support Analyst
17 319 (2.88%) Help Desk Support
18 305 (2.76%) Help Desk Analyst
18 305 (2.76%) Applications Support
19 279 (2.52%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 749 (6.77%) .NET
2 536 (4.84%) HTML
3 382 (3.45%) XML
4 379 (3.43%) ASP.NET
5 357 (3.23%) CSS
6 174 (1.57%) jQuery
7 134 (1.21%) Web Services
8 131 (1.18%) .NET Framework
9 127 (1.15%) HTML5
10 96 (0.87%) Ajax
11 93 (0.84%) Middleware
12 84 (0.76%) WinForms
12 84 (0.76%) WPF
13 79 (0.71%) WCF
14 73 (0.66%) XSLT
15 71 (0.64%) COM
16 61 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
17 60 (0.54%) Flash
18 58 (0.52%) SOAP
19 56 (0.51%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1523 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1074 (9.71%) Blackberry
3 535 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 375 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 246 (2.22%) iPhone
6 240 (2.17%) Mathematics
7 179 (1.62%) User Experience
8 153 (1.38%) Statistics
9 149 (1.35%) Clustering
10 147 (1.33%) Thin Client
10 147 (1.33%) Fat Client
11 145 (1.31%) Social Media
11 145 (1.31%) Hedge funds
12 144 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
13 138 (1.25%) iPad
14 124 (1.12%) Client/Server
15 122 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
16 114 (1.03%) PDA
17 109 (0.99%) EPoS
18 104 (0.94%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5633 (50.92%) Windows
2 2585 (23.37%) Windows 7
3 1680 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 1668 (15.08%) Windows XP
5 1201 (10.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 800 (7.23%) Windows 8
7 787 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 578 (5.22%) Linux
9 331 (2.99%) UNIX
9 331 (2.99%) Windows Vista
10 283 (2.56%) Mac OS X
11 251 (2.27%) Android
12 194 (1.75%) Apple iOS
13 109 (0.99%) Windows 2000
14 106 (0.96%) Solaris
15 67 (0.61%) Mac OS
16 66 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
16 66 (0.60%) AIX
17 56 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
18 52 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2512 (22.71%) ITIL
2 1262 (11.41%) Project Management
3 748 (6.76%) PRINCE2
4 744 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
5 662 (5.98%) CRM
6 641 (5.79%) Service Management
7 615 (5.56%) Change Management
8 609 (5.50%) Service Delivery
9 556 (5.03%) Time Management
10 426 (3.85%) Business Analysis
11 368 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
12 348 (3.15%) Incident Management
13 336 (3.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 334 (3.02%) Problem Management
15 299 (2.70%) ERP
16 295 (2.67%) Data Analysis
16 295 (2.67%) User Acceptance Testing
17 294 (2.66%) Workflow
18 291 (2.63%) Document Management
19 282 (2.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2069 (18.70%) SQL
2 631 (5.70%) C#
3 419 (3.79%) JavaScript
4 327 (2.96%) Java
5 292 (2.64%) C
6 281 (2.54%) PowerShell
7 279 (2.52%) T-SQL
8 261 (2.36%) VB
9 258 (2.33%) VBA
10 208 (1.88%) VB.NET
11 148 (1.34%) VBScript
12 106 (0.96%) Perl
13 104 (0.94%) C++
14 101 (0.91%) Python
15 92 (0.83%) PHP
16 79 (0.71%) Shell Script
17 72 (0.65%) PL/SQL
18 58 (0.52%) VB6
19 47 (0.42%) Bash Shell
20 36 (0.33%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1718 (15.53%) Degree
2 1135 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 600 (5.42%) MCP
4 550 (4.97%) MCSE
5 441 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
6 381 (3.44%) Security Cleared
7 359 (3.25%) MCSA
8 350 (3.16%) CCNA
9 265 (2.40%) MCITP
10 252 (2.28%) SC Cleared
11 232 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
12 207 (1.87%) ISEB
13 186 (1.68%) MCTS
14 182 (1.65%) A+ Certification
15 179 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 176 (1.59%) PMI Certification
17 115 (1.04%) CCNP
18 109 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 106 (0.96%) PMP
20 98 (0.89%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1010 (9.13%) SLA
2 384 (3.47%) QA
3 153 (1.38%) ISO 9001
4 76 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 33 (0.30%) COBIT
6 33 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 31 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.13%) Solvency II
9 13 (0.12%) ISO 14001
10 11 (0.099%) Basel II
11 9 (0.081%) HL7
12 8 (0.072%) P3O
13 7 (0.063%) ISO 9000
14 6 (0.054%) GAMP
15 4 (0.036%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 4 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
15 4 (0.036%) Basel III
16 3 (0.027%) GCP
16 3 (0.027%) GMP
System Software
1 3575 (32.31%) Active Directory
2 912 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 471 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 356 (3.22%) XenApp
5 200 (1.81%) vSphere
6 147 (1.33%) Terminal Services
7 139 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
8 135 (1.22%) VMware ESX
9 107 (0.97%) XenDesktop
10 97 (0.88%) XenServer
11 50 (0.45%) MetaFrame
12 49 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
13 43 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
14 42 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 39 (0.35%) ISA Server
16 29 (0.26%) Firmware
17 27 (0.24%) VMware Server
18 26 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
19 25 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 21 (0.19%) UAG
Systems Management
1 489 (4.42%) SCCM
2 274 (2.48%) Backup Exec
3 195 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 107 (0.97%) SCOM
5 97 (0.88%) WSUS
6 86 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
7 64 (0.58%) NetBackup
8 58 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 48 (0.43%) Tivoli
10 35 (0.32%) Nagios
11 32 (0.29%) OpenView
11 32 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 28 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 26 (0.24%) SCVMM
14 24 (0.22%) HP SIM
15 23 (0.21%) HP NNM
15 23 (0.21%) ARCserve
16 21 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
17 19 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 19 (0.17%) Opsview
Vendors
1 7184 (64.94%) Microsoft
2 1316 (11.90%) Citrix
3 1271 (11.49%) VMware
4 932 (8.42%) Cisco
5 604 (5.46%) Oracle
6 587 (5.31%) HP
7 425 (3.84%) Apple
8 354 (3.20%) Symantec
9 350 (3.16%) SAP
10 220 (1.99%) Adobe
11 213 (1.93%) Dell
12 197 (1.78%) Lotus
13 181 (1.64%) Avaya
14 166 (1.50%) Juniper
15 161 (1.46%) Bloomberg
16 156 (1.41%) Google
17 154 (1.39%) CheckPoint
18 152 (1.37%) NetApp
19 149 (1.35%) Reuters
20 148 (1.34%) Remedy
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Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: to £40,000 + Bonus up to £5K
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Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
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Safran
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Safran
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Safran
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Benefits package
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Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum
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South East
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