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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 51 56 58
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 5386 5330 4854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.85% 4.41% 4.36%
As % of the Applications category 32.33% 29.42% 28.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4321 4316 3806
Average salary £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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
16662 18120 16754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.01% 14.99% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 13415 14631 13791
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 £34,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.47%

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 20 April 2015 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 20 April 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
England +5 5081 £31,500 -3.07% 621
London +7 2176 £35,000 -2.09% 224
South East +7 1148 £29,000 -5.69% 133
City of London +21 563 £39,500 +5.33% 76
East of England +5 449 £28,500 -10.93% 46
North West +28 330 £27,500 +10.00% 66
Yorkshire +5 299 £30,000 +5.26% 38
Berkshire +12 295 £32,500 -9.72% 16
South West -13 270 £29,000 +16.00% 45
Surrey +17 232 £27,750 -7.50% 26
West Yorkshire +8 223 £30,000 +11.11% 21
West Midlands -29 196 £25,000 -24.24% 27
Hampshire -10 186 £24,500 -10.90% 24
Reading +25 185 £37,000 +13.84% 7
Manchester +38 182 £30,000 +25.00% 16
East Midlands -1 165 £25,000 -7.40% 29
Hertfordshire -6 165 £28,500 -4.20% 15
Leeds +12 161 £31,000 +6.89% 12
Buckinghamshire -12 123 £32,000 -5.88% 21
Kent +24 104 £30,000 -15.49% 12
Scotland -10 95 £25,000 -16.66% 15
West Sussex -2 94 £26,000 -5.45% 9
Cheshire 0 86 £29,250 +8.33% 26
Essex +9 84 £32,000 - 8
Bedfordshire +19 82 £30,000 -7.69% 8
Wiltshire +4 79 £26,500 +6.00% 12
Milton Keynes +3 69 £30,000 -15.49% 15
Birmingham -21 69 £33,750 -15.62% 12
Gloucestershire +1 66 £31,500 +26.00% 10
Cambridgeshire -13 60 £28,500 -18.57% 9

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 7338 (68.07%) Microsoft
2 5638 (52.30%) Windows
3 5395 (50.05%) MS Excel
4 3670 (34.04%) Active Directory
5 2603 (24.15%) Windows 7
6 2429 (22.53%) ITIL
7 2376 (22.04%) Finance
8 2035 (18.88%) MS Exchange
9 2033 (18.86%) SQL
10 1619 (15.02%) Windows Server 2008
11 1610 (14.94%) Degree
12 1496 (13.88%) SQL Server
13 1478 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
14 1416 (13.14%) Citrix
15 1371 (12.72%) VMware
16 1355 (12.57%) Windows XP
17 1249 (11.59%) Project Management
18 1142 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
19 1082 (10.04%) MS PowerPoint
20 1081 (10.03%) SLA
21 1080 (10.02%) Windows Server 2003
22 1079 (10.01%) Blackberry
23 1055 (9.79%) TCP/IP
24 1040 (9.65%) SharePoint
25 1030 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
26 967 (8.97%) Cisco
27 944 (8.76%) Windows 8
28 925 (8.58%) DNS
29 919 (8.53%) Firewall
30 906 (8.40%) LAN

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 2035 (18.88%) MS Exchange
2 1040 (9.65%) SharePoint
3 862 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 566 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 457 (4.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 420 (3.90%) IIS
7 389 (3.61%) Lync
8 342 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 308 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
10 214 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
11 162 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 147 (1.36%) IBM Notes
13 108 (1.00%) SAS
14 102 (0.95%) CMS
15 101 (0.94%) WorkSite
16 96 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
17 85 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
18 83 (0.77%) Tomcat
19 67 (0.62%) Apache
20 50 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5395 (50.05%) MS Excel
2 1082 (10.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 792 (7.35%) MS Visio
4 686 (6.36%) MS Project
5 127 (1.18%) Photoshop
6 85 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 69 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 58 (0.54%) SPSS
9 56 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
9 56 (0.52%) InfoPath
10 50 (0.46%) Acrobat
11 44 (0.41%) AutoCAD
12 31 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
13 28 (0.26%) InDesign
14 25 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
15 21 (0.19%) Fireworks
16 11 (0.10%) PowerPivot
17 9 (0.083%) RoboHelp
18 8 (0.074%) Open Workbench
19 7 (0.065%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 153 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 84 (0.78%) Google Analytics
3 57 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 38 (0.35%) Agresso
5 29 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 28 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 17 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
8 14 (0.13%) Visualfiles
8 14 (0.13%) SAP CRM
8 14 (0.13%) Summit
8 14 (0.13%) AWD
9 11 (0.10%) SAP ERP
9 11 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
9 11 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
9 11 (0.10%) Eikon
9 11 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
10 10 (0.093%) Oracle Cash Management
10 10 (0.093%) Hyperion Enterprise
11 9 (0.083%) Primavera
11 9 (0.083%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 611 (5.67%) Office 365
2 133 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (0.80%) SaaS
4 72 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 65 (0.60%) IaaS
6 53 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
7 45 (0.42%) Mimecast
8 39 (0.36%) Google Apps
9 30 (0.28%) PaaS
10 25 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
11 23 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.083%) SuccessFactors
14 7 (0.065%) Dropbox
14 7 (0.065%) Google Drive
15 5 (0.046%) OneDrive
16 3 (0.028%) Taleo
17 2 (0.019%) Basecamp
17 2 (0.019%) Symantec.cloud
17 2 (0.019%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1055 (9.79%) TCP/IP
2 925 (8.58%) DNS
3 919 (8.53%) Firewall
4 906 (8.40%) LAN
5 804 (7.46%) WAN
6 755 (7.00%) VPN
7 707 (6.56%) DHCP
8 683 (6.34%) Internet
9 457 (4.24%) VoIP
10 418 (3.88%) SAN
11 328 (3.04%) Wireless
12 196 (1.82%) VLAN
13 173 (1.60%) Intranet
14 163 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
15 146 (1.35%) Network Security
16 123 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
17 113 (1.05%) NAS
18 107 (0.99%) MPLS
18 107 (0.99%) Broadband
19 106 (0.98%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1496 (13.88%) SQL Server
2 447 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 356 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 214 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 207 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 182 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 178 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
8 156 (1.45%) MS Access
9 149 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 138 (1.28%) Data Mining
11 113 (1.05%) Oracle Database
12 110 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 109 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
14 89 (0.83%) MySQL
15 69 (0.64%) Big Data
16 67 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
17 49 (0.45%) DB2
18 41 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 40 (0.37%) RDBMS
20 36 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 285 (2.64%) Visual Studio
2 123 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 120 (1.11%) JIRA
4 57 (0.53%) Subversion
5 56 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
6 48 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 45 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
8 39 (0.36%) Selenium
9 36 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
10 30 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
11 23 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
12 22 (0.20%) Toad
12 22 (0.20%) NUnit
13 18 (0.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 17 (0.16%) RequisitePro
14 17 (0.16%) MSI
14 17 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 16 (0.15%) FrontPage
16 15 (0.14%) Axure RP
16 15 (0.14%) WebDriver
General
1 2376 (22.04%) Finance
2 655 (6.08%) Legal
3 579 (5.37%) Law
4 547 (5.07%) Telecoms
5 486 (4.51%) Retail
6 477 (4.42%) Marketing
7 471 (4.37%) Banking
8 217 (2.01%) Advertising
9 176 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 149 (1.38%) Back Office
11 143 (1.33%) Publishing
12 103 (0.96%) Billing
13 100 (0.93%) Financial Institution
14 95 (0.88%) German Language
15 85 (0.79%) Front Office
16 80 (0.74%) French Language
17 72 (0.67%) Investment Banking
18 47 (0.44%) Electronics
19 46 (0.43%) Multimedia
20 45 (0.42%) Games
Job Titles
1 3804 (35.29%) Analyst
2 1570 (14.56%) Support Analyst
3 1209 (11.22%) Support Engineer
4 1027 (9.53%) Service Analyst
5 984 (9.13%) Service Desk Analyst
6 856 (7.94%) IT Support
7 778 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support
8 641 (5.95%) Developer
9 512 (4.75%) Desktop Support
10 503 (4.67%) Project Manager
11 482 (4.47%) 1st Line Support
12 423 (3.92%) Administrator
13 418 (3.88%) Business Analyst
14 414 (3.84%) Technical Support
15 380 (3.53%) IT Support Analyst
16 367 (3.40%) Consultant
17 271 (2.51%) Junior
18 260 (2.41%) Applications Support
19 255 (2.37%) 3rd Line Support
20 246 (2.28%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 716 (6.64%) .NET
2 536 (4.97%) HTML
3 352 (3.27%) ASP.NET
4 330 (3.06%) CSS
5 290 (2.69%) XML
6 160 (1.48%) .NET Framework
6 160 (1.48%) jQuery
7 145 (1.35%) Web Services
8 130 (1.21%) HTML5
9 107 (0.99%) Ajax
10 103 (0.96%) COM
11 102 (0.95%) WCF
12 87 (0.81%) WPF
13 85 (0.79%) Middleware
14 72 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
15 70 (0.65%) WinForms
16 63 (0.58%) Flash
17 61 (0.57%) Silverlight
18 57 (0.53%) XSLT
19 52 (0.48%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1478 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1079 (10.01%) Blackberry
3 538 (4.99%) Management Information System
4 335 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 243 (2.25%) iPhone
6 197 (1.83%) Client/Server
7 173 (1.60%) Thin Client
7 173 (1.60%) Fat Client
8 163 (1.51%) Mathematics
9 161 (1.49%) User Experience
10 157 (1.46%) Clustering
11 156 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
12 155 (1.44%) Statistics
13 152 (1.41%) EPoS
14 147 (1.36%) iPad
15 145 (1.35%) Hedge funds
16 139 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
17 137 (1.27%) Social Media
18 117 (1.09%) PDA
19 114 (1.06%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5638 (52.30%) Windows
2 2603 (24.15%) Windows 7
3 1619 (15.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 1355 (12.57%) Windows XP
5 1080 (10.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 944 (8.76%) Windows 8
7 863 (8.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 573 (5.32%) Linux
9 333 (3.09%) Mac OS X
10 330 (3.06%) Android
11 318 (2.95%) Windows Vista
12 315 (2.92%) UNIX
13 307 (2.85%) Apple iOS
14 135 (1.25%) Solaris
15 94 (0.87%) Windows 2000
16 90 (0.83%) Mac OS
17 66 (0.61%) AIX
18 60 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
19 43 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
20 36 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2429 (22.53%) ITIL
2 1249 (11.59%) Project Management
3 667 (6.19%) Service Management
4 666 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
5 663 (6.15%) PRINCE2
6 653 (6.06%) CRM
7 590 (5.47%) Time Management
8 578 (5.36%) Service Delivery
9 510 (4.73%) Change Management
10 423 (3.92%) Incident Management
11 387 (3.59%) Business Analysis
12 375 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
13 346 (3.21%) Problem Management
14 328 (3.04%) Workflow
15 319 (2.96%) Migration
15 319 (2.96%) Data Analysis
16 309 (2.87%) Stakeholder Management
17 306 (2.84%) User Acceptance Testing
18 286 (2.65%) Document Management
19 279 (2.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2033 (18.86%) SQL
2 535 (4.96%) C#
3 381 (3.53%) JavaScript
4 293 (2.72%) PowerShell
5 267 (2.48%) Java
6 257 (2.38%) T-SQL
7 247 (2.29%) VBA
8 203 (1.88%) C
9 200 (1.86%) VB
10 119 (1.10%) VB.NET
11 109 (1.01%) Perl
12 103 (0.96%) VBScript
13 101 (0.94%) PL/SQL
14 91 (0.84%) Python
15 83 (0.77%) PHP
16 81 (0.75%) C++
17 63 (0.58%) Shell Script
18 46 (0.43%) VB6
19 45 (0.42%) Bash Shell
20 37 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 1610 (14.94%) Degree
2 1142 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 671 (6.22%) MCP
4 580 (5.38%) MCSE
5 465 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
6 365 (3.39%) CCNA
7 360 (3.34%) MCSA
8 356 (3.30%) Security Cleared
9 307 (2.85%) MCITP
10 249 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
11 245 (2.27%) SC Cleared
12 168 (1.56%) ISEB
13 159 (1.47%) A+ Certification
14 156 (1.45%) MCTS
15 133 (1.23%) CCNP
16 127 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 125 (1.16%) MCDST
18 113 (1.05%) PMI Certification
19 103 (0.96%) MOS
20 79 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1081 (10.03%) SLA
2 376 (3.49%) QA
3 108 (1.00%) ISO 9001
4 73 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 37 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 27 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 21 (0.19%) ISO 14001
8 21 (0.19%) COBIT
9 15 (0.14%) HL7
10 11 (0.10%) PMBOK
11 10 (0.093%) ISO 9002
12 9 (0.083%) P3O
13 5 (0.046%) JTAG
13 5 (0.046%) Solvency II
13 5 (0.046%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 4 (0.037%) GMP
14 4 (0.037%) ISO 9000
15 2 (0.019%) Basel II
15 2 (0.019%) GAAP
System Software
1 3670 (34.04%) Active Directory
2 1030 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 468 (4.34%) Hyper-V
4 446 (4.14%) XenApp
5 269 (2.50%) vSphere
6 214 (1.99%) XenDesktop
7 181 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
8 143 (1.33%) VMware ESX
9 137 (1.27%) Terminal Services
10 86 (0.80%) XenServer
11 72 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 55 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
13 43 (0.40%) ISA Server
14 42 (0.39%) VMware Server
15 27 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 26 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
17 25 (0.23%) MetaFrame
18 23 (0.21%) Xen
19 20 (0.19%) Firmware
20 19 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 580 (5.38%) SCCM
2 202 (1.87%) Backup Exec
3 154 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 147 (1.36%) SCOM
5 135 (1.25%) WSUS
6 89 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 67 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
8 48 (0.45%) NetBackup
9 47 (0.44%) Tivoli
10 46 (0.43%) Nagios
11 43 (0.40%) SCVMM
12 41 (0.38%) OpenView
13 39 (0.36%) Opsview
14 35 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
15 32 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 32 (0.30%) ARCserve
16 31 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 30 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 22 (0.20%) vMotion
19 20 (0.19%) DameWare
Vendors
1 7338 (68.07%) Microsoft
2 1416 (13.14%) Citrix
3 1371 (12.72%) VMware
4 967 (8.97%) Cisco
5 585 (5.43%) Oracle
6 583 (5.41%) HP
7 521 (4.83%) Apple
8 302 (2.80%) Symantec
9 275 (2.55%) SAP
10 240 (2.23%) Adobe
11 224 (2.08%) Dell
12 209 (1.94%) Avaya
13 168 (1.56%) Google
14 160 (1.48%) Remedy
15 158 (1.47%) NetApp
16 156 (1.45%) Lotus
17 154 (1.43%) CheckPoint
18 145 (1.35%) IBM
19 132 (1.22%) Veeam
20 128 (1.19%) Juniper
Crawley, West Sussex
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £85,000 to £85,000 per annum £64K Basic + £12K Variable + £8400 C
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £85,000 to £85,000 per annum £64K Basic + £12K Variable + £8400 C
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Posted: 4 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Progressive North
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Marketing Talent
Salary: c£30k + £8k bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Market Rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum Up to £30,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £325 - £400 per day + negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Newton Blue
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Newton Blue
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £27000 - £45000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
OXL Consulting
Salary: From £22,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fabric
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago