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

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 63 49 63
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 4548 5393 4421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.49% 5.07% 4.20%
As % of the Applications category 32.17% 32.36% 28.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3708 4413 3570
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,400 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £29,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+8.62% +1.75%

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
14139 16666 15644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 13.96% 15.66% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 11453 13677 12644
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 10 February 2016 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 10 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
England -13 4253 £32,500 +1.56% 506
London -18 1846 £37,500 +5.63% 196
South East -11 846 £32,500 +18.18% 100
East of England +1 370 £32,500 +16.07% 46
City of London -9 330 £44,500 +4.70% 52
Yorkshire +7 300 £30,000 - 31
Surrey +13 288 £32,500 +18.18% 24
South West -20 264 £29,000 -3.33% 38
North West -5 245 £32,500 +8.33% 51
West Midlands -18 211 £30,750 +1.65% 23
West Yorkshire +1 209 £30,000 - 14
East Midlands +2 159 £28,250 +13.00% 14
Leeds +1 151 £30,000 - 9
Hertfordshire +17 137 £32,500 +6.55% 16
Manchester -12 130 £43,750 +45.83% 27
Berkshire -56 126 £36,750 -0.67% 26
Essex +4 111 £25,500 -7.27% 9
Hampshire -41 109 £32,500 +30.00% 18
Kent +8 101 £32,500 +18.18% 3
Birmingham -1 87 £31,450 -3.23% 6
Buckinghamshire -11 85 £33,250 +20.90% 12
Scotland -12 83 £31,500 +13.51% 10
Oxfordshire +2 70 £34,000 +23.63% 9
Wiltshire -6 67 £28,500 -1.72% 8
Cheshire +3 59 £24,000 -4.00% 10
Leicestershire +36 58 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Bedfordshire -4 58 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Watford +26 57 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Bristol -12 54 £31,500 +14.54% 12
Dorset +18 53 £28,500 -16.17% 2

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6303 (66.10%) Microsoft
2 4785 (50.18%) MS Excel
3 4551 (47.73%) Windows
4 2984 (31.30%) Active Directory
5 2357 (24.72%) Finance
6 2002 (21.00%) Windows 7
7 1780 (18.67%) ITIL
8 1686 (17.68%) SQL
9 1560 (16.36%) Windows Server
10 1468 (15.40%) MS Exchange
11 1430 (15.00%) Degree
12 1371 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
13 1282 (13.45%) Project Management
14 1180 (12.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 1172 (12.29%) SQL Server
16 1111 (11.65%) Citrix
17 1101 (11.55%) VMware
18 1008 (10.57%) MS PowerPoint
19 869 (9.11%) Agile Software Development
20 867 (9.09%) MS Visio
21 849 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
22 826 (8.66%) Windows 8
23 807 (8.46%) SLA
24 804 (8.43%) Office 365
25 803 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
26 787 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
27 780 (8.18%) Cisco
28 756 (7.93%) Windows XP
29 736 (7.72%) SharePoint
30 730 (7.66%) VPN

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1468 (15.40%) MS Exchange
2 736 (7.72%) SharePoint
3 589 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 329 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 313 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 297 (3.11%) Skype for Business
7 285 (2.99%) IIS
8 215 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 195 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
10 132 (1.38%) CMS
11 126 (1.32%) SAS
12 85 (0.89%) Confluence
13 82 (0.86%) IBM Notes
14 72 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
15 64 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
16 59 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2000
16 59 (0.62%) Tomcat
17 56 (0.59%) Apache
18 44 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
18 44 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4785 (50.18%) MS Excel
2 1008 (10.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 867 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 650 (6.82%) MS Project
5 94 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 90 (0.94%) Photoshop
7 60 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
8 53 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
9 45 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
10 42 (0.44%) Acrobat
11 26 (0.27%) InfoPath
11 26 (0.27%) XMetaL
12 20 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
13 18 (0.19%) AutoCAD
14 16 (0.17%) InDesign
14 16 (0.17%) SPSS
15 15 (0.16%) Open Workbench
16 10 (0.10%) FrameMaker
16 10 (0.10%) RoboHelp
17 9 (0.094%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 146 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 34 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 31 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 24 (0.25%) HFM
6 23 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 20 (0.21%) Visualfiles
8 17 (0.18%) SAP CO
8 17 (0.18%) SAP FI
8 17 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
9 14 (0.15%) Primavera
10 13 (0.14%) SAP SD
10 13 (0.14%) WebTrends
11 12 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
11 12 (0.13%) SAP CRM
11 12 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
12 11 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
12 11 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
13 10 (0.10%) assyst
13 10 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 804 (8.43%) Office 365
2 143 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (1.03%) SaaS
4 70 (0.73%) Google Analytics
5 49 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
5 49 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 46 (0.48%) Mimecast
7 44 (0.46%) IaaS
8 30 (0.31%) Google Apps
9 14 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.073%) GitHub
11 6 (0.063%) PaaS
12 5 (0.052%) Yammer
13 4 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 4 (0.042%) AdWords
13 4 (0.042%) Basecamp
13 4 (0.042%) Google Drive
13 4 (0.042%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.042%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 730 (7.66%) VPN
2 717 (7.52%) Firewall
3 705 (7.39%) TCP/IP
4 635 (6.66%) LAN
5 626 (6.57%) DNS
6 559 (5.86%) WAN
7 482 (5.06%) DHCP
8 429 (4.50%) Internet
9 341 (3.58%) VoIP
10 233 (2.44%) SAN
11 213 (2.23%) Wireless
12 182 (1.91%) VLAN
13 142 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
14 123 (1.29%) Intranet
15 118 (1.24%) IP Telephony
16 116 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
17 110 (1.15%) MPLS
18 86 (0.90%) NAS
19 77 (0.81%) SSL
20 74 (0.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1172 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 289 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 252 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 230 (2.41%) Relational Database
5 218 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 191 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
7 145 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 129 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
9 97 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 95 (1.00%) MS Access
11 90 (0.94%) Oracle Database
12 84 (0.88%) MySQL
12 84 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
13 72 (0.76%) Data Mining
14 60 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
15 52 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
16 47 (0.49%) RDBMS
17 44 (0.46%) DB2
18 39 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
18 39 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 189 (1.98%) Visual Studio
2 178 (1.87%) JIRA
3 128 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 65 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 55 (0.58%) Selenium
6 52 (0.55%) HP UFT
7 46 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 45 (0.47%) Subversion
9 29 (0.30%) Eclipse
9 29 (0.30%) Toad
10 25 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
11 24 (0.25%) Jenkins
12 22 (0.23%) SoapUI
13 20 (0.21%) TestDirector
14 17 (0.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
15 15 (0.16%) Axure RP
15 15 (0.16%) Hudson
15 15 (0.16%) ProC
15 15 (0.16%) ReSharper
15 15 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2357 (24.72%) Finance
2 679 (7.12%) Legal
3 535 (5.61%) Law
4 530 (5.56%) Banking
5 519 (5.44%) Telecoms
6 453 (4.75%) Marketing
7 352 (3.69%) Retail
8 175 (1.84%) Advertising
8 175 (1.84%) Back Office
9 172 (1.80%) Manufacturing
10 146 (1.53%) Billing
11 125 (1.31%) Investment Banking
12 120 (1.26%) Financial Institution
13 102 (1.07%) German Language
14 78 (0.82%) Publishing
15 72 (0.76%) Front Office
16 71 (0.74%) Electronics
17 62 (0.65%) French Language
18 60 (0.63%) Games
19 53 (0.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3500 (36.71%) Analyst
2 1192 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 992 (10.40%) Support Engineer
4 991 (10.39%) IT Support
5 925 (9.70%) Service Analyst
6 817 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 751 (7.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 578 (6.06%) IT Analyst
9 534 (5.60%) Business Analyst
10 493 (5.17%) Project Manager
11 477 (5.00%) Developer
12 466 (4.89%) Desktop Support
13 458 (4.80%) IT Engineer
14 403 (4.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 396 (4.15%) 1st Line Support
16 371 (3.89%) IT Support Analyst
17 367 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 363 (3.81%) Consultant
19 346 (3.63%) IT Support Engineer
20 304 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 550 (5.77%) .NET
2 446 (4.68%) HTML
3 322 (3.38%) XML
4 224 (2.35%) CSS
5 204 (2.14%) ASP.NET
6 145 (1.52%) Web Services
7 117 (1.23%) jQuery
8 113 (1.19%) .NET Framework
9 75 (0.79%) COM
10 62 (0.65%) SOAP
11 58 (0.61%) HTML5
12 46 (0.48%) WCF
13 42 (0.44%) Ajax
13 42 (0.44%) WinForms
14 41 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
15 38 (0.40%) XHTML
16 37 (0.39%) J2EE
17 32 (0.34%) REST
18 31 (0.33%) LAMP
18 31 (0.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1371 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
2 723 (7.58%) Blackberry
3 482 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 376 (3.94%) Computer Science
5 319 (3.35%) Data Centre
6 298 (3.13%) Driving Licence
7 219 (2.30%) iPhone
8 195 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
9 176 (1.85%) User Experience
10 150 (1.57%) Mathematics
11 126 (1.32%) e-Learning
12 124 (1.30%) Client/Server
13 111 (1.16%) iPad
14 102 (1.07%) Hedge funds
15 88 (0.92%) Statistics
16 81 (0.85%) PDA
17 79 (0.83%) Fat Client
17 79 (0.83%) Thin Client
18 77 (0.81%) Visualisation
19 71 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4551 (47.73%) Windows
2 2002 (21.00%) Windows 7
3 1560 (16.36%) Windows Server
4 1180 (12.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 826 (8.66%) Windows 8
6 803 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 756 (7.93%) Windows XP
8 555 (5.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 448 (4.70%) Linux
10 328 (3.44%) Android
11 314 (3.29%) Unix
12 249 (2.61%) Mac OS X
13 185 (1.94%) Apple iOS
14 152 (1.59%) Windows 10
15 130 (1.36%) Windows Vista
16 126 (1.32%) Mac OS
17 54 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
18 49 (0.51%) Solaris
19 41 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 36 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1780 (18.67%) ITIL
2 1282 (13.45%) Project Management
3 869 (9.11%) Agile Software Development
4 625 (6.55%) PRINCE2
5 510 (5.35%) CRM
5 510 (5.35%) Time Management
6 507 (5.32%) Service Management
7 488 (5.12%) Business Analysis
8 476 (4.99%) Change Management
9 464 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 451 (4.73%) Mentoring
11 403 (4.23%) Service Delivery
12 398 (4.17%) SDLC
13 393 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
14 342 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 323 (3.39%) Document Management
16 319 (3.35%) Data Analysis
17 317 (3.32%) Analytics
18 312 (3.27%) Incident Management
19 291 (3.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1686 (17.68%) SQL
2 458 (4.80%) C#
3 331 (3.47%) JavaScript
4 289 (3.03%) Java
5 284 (2.98%) VBA
6 234 (2.45%) C
7 232 (2.43%) PowerShell
8 174 (1.82%) T-SQL
8 174 (1.82%) VB
9 124 (1.30%) VB.NET
10 119 (1.25%) Perl
11 113 (1.19%) VBScript
12 100 (1.05%) PL/SQL
13 96 (1.01%) C++
14 95 (1.00%) Shell Script
15 81 (0.85%) Python
16 54 (0.57%) PHP
17 44 (0.46%) Bash Shell
18 35 (0.37%) R
19 20 (0.21%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1430 (15.00%) Degree
2 849 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 403 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
4 397 (4.16%) MCSE
5 395 (4.14%) MCP
6 286 (3.00%) CCNA
7 275 (2.88%) MCSA
8 248 (2.60%) Security Cleared
9 200 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
10 186 (1.95%) ISEB
11 184 (1.93%) MCITP
12 156 (1.64%) SC Cleared
13 109 (1.14%) ISTQB
14 105 (1.10%) PMI Certification
15 103 (1.08%) CCNP
16 99 (1.04%) MCDST
17 96 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 93 (0.98%) MCTS
19 89 (0.93%) A+ Certification
20 88 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 807 (8.46%) SLA
2 379 (3.97%) QA
3 97 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 76 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 43 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 28 (0.29%) P3O
7 24 (0.25%) COBIT
8 22 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 17 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
11 16 (0.17%) EMIR
12 14 (0.15%) PMBOK
12 14 (0.15%) SEPA
13 13 (0.14%) GAAP
14 11 (0.12%) MiFID
15 9 (0.094%) HL7
15 9 (0.094%) ISO 14001
15 9 (0.094%) ISO 9000
15 9 (0.094%) TickIT
16 5 (0.052%) ISO22301
System Software
1 2984 (31.30%) Active Directory
2 787 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 376 (3.94%) Hyper-V
4 287 (3.01%) XenApp
5 169 (1.77%) vSphere
6 161 (1.69%) Terminal Services
7 99 (1.04%) XenDesktop
8 87 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
9 85 (0.89%) VMware ESX
10 55 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
11 41 (0.43%) Terminal Server
12 35 (0.37%) XenServer
13 26 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 22 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
15 16 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 15 (0.16%) Xen
17 14 (0.15%) VMware Server
18 13 (0.14%) ISA Server
19 12 (0.13%) Postfix
20 11 (0.12%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 355 (3.72%) SCCM
2 95 (1.00%) Backup Exec
3 87 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
4 73 (0.77%) SCOM
5 66 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 42 (0.44%) WSUS
7 34 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 31 (0.33%) HP NNM
9 29 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
10 22 (0.23%) DameWare
11 21 (0.22%) NetBackup
12 19 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
13 17 (0.18%) SCVMM
14 16 (0.17%) AirWatch
14 16 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
14 16 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
15 14 (0.15%) Nagios
16 13 (0.14%) EnCase
16 13 (0.14%) FTK
17 12 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6303 (66.10%) Microsoft
2 1111 (11.65%) Citrix
3 1101 (11.55%) VMware
4 780 (8.18%) Cisco
5 539 (5.65%) Oracle
6 395 (4.14%) HP
7 347 (3.64%) Apple
8 284 (2.98%) Adobe
9 268 (2.81%) SAP
10 252 (2.64%) Avaya
11 205 (2.15%) iManage
12 202 (2.12%) Dell
13 180 (1.89%) Google
14 134 (1.41%) Bloomberg
15 133 (1.39%) Symantec
16 128 (1.34%) Remedy
17 105 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
18 100 (1.05%) IBM
19 96 (1.01%) Sophos
20 93 (0.98%) Intel Security
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