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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 49 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 5561 4282 4951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.87% 4.07% 4.27%
As % of the Applications category 32.20% 27.03% 29.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4403 3543 4147
Average salary £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
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
17272 15843 17053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.12% 15.07% 14.72%
Number of salaries quoted 13752 13203 14503
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 £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +13 5225 £31,500 -3.07% 710
London +10 2150 £37,000 +2.77% 251
South East +13 1230 £28,000 -6.66% 163
City of London +25 559 £37,500 - 90
East of England +21 471 £30,000 -3.22% 54
Berkshire +20 380 £30,000 -20.00% 29
Yorkshire -9 354 £28,750 +2.67% 36
North West +26 305 £27,500 -5.17% 66
South West +9 305 £27,500 -15.38% 57
Surrey +30 257 £28,000 -15.15% 37
West Yorkshire -6 254 £27,500 -8.33% 19
Hampshire +1 226 £25,250 +5.20% 33
West Midlands -26 226 £31,500 -3.07% 25
Hertfordshire +12 191 £30,000 - 16
Leeds -5 175 £30,000 - 9
Scotland +3 174 £37,000 +23.33% 23
Manchester +41 169 £27,000 +10.20% 21
East Midlands +1 157 £26,500 -15.87% 26
Reading +10 124 £32,500 +12.06% 10
Buckinghamshire +8 122 £27,500 -14.06% 24
Birmingham +1 101 £34,000 -17.57% 6
Cambridgeshire +12 99 £30,000 -5.24% 13
Wiltshire +14 95 £24,534 -14.66% 16
Bedfordshire +28 90 £40,000 +33.33% 8
Milton Keynes +14 86 £28,000 +1.81% 15
Cheshire +2 86 £29,500 -19.17% 21
Watford +32 80 £41,500 +50.90% 3
Bristol -3 79 £27,500 -26.66% 17
Glasgow +27 72 £33,750 -12.33% 3
Kent +12 70 £30,000 -14.28% 9

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 6914 (62.65%) Microsoft
2 5604 (50.78%) MS Excel
3 5513 (49.95%) Windows
4 3411 (30.91%) Active Directory
5 2666 (24.16%) Finance
6 2362 (21.40%) Windows 7
7 2242 (20.32%) ITIL
8 2065 (18.71%) SQL
9 1889 (17.12%) MS Exchange
10 1856 (16.82%) Degree
11 1691 (15.32%) Windows XP
12 1656 (15.01%) Windows Server 2008
13 1567 (14.20%) SQL Server
14 1401 (12.69%) Project Management
15 1363 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
16 1212 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
17 1204 (10.91%) MS PowerPoint
18 1197 (10.85%) Citrix
19 1158 (10.49%) VMware
20 1067 (9.67%) TCP/IP
21 1026 (9.30%) SharePoint
22 1024 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
23 959 (8.69%) Blackberry
24 917 (8.31%) MS Project
25 906 (8.21%) Cisco
26 895 (8.11%) DNS
27 859 (7.78%) PRINCE2
28 852 (7.72%) SLA
29 834 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
30 826 (7.48%) MS Visio

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1889 (17.12%) MS Exchange
2 1026 (9.30%) SharePoint
3 768 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 605 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 443 (4.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 392 (3.55%) IIS
7 327 (2.96%) Lync
8 315 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2003
9 238 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 205 (1.86%) IBM Notes
11 153 (1.39%) CMS
12 143 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
13 137 (1.24%) WorkSite
14 105 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
15 102 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
16 88 (0.80%) Tomcat
17 76 (0.69%) SAS
17 76 (0.69%) MS Project Server
18 74 (0.67%) WebSphere
19 66 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5604 (50.78%) MS Excel
2 1204 (10.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 917 (8.31%) MS Project
4 826 (7.48%) MS Visio
5 129 (1.17%) Photoshop
6 86 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 84 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
8 56 (0.51%) InDesign
9 44 (0.40%) Acrobat
10 32 (0.29%) SPSS
11 28 (0.25%) InfoPath
12 22 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
13 21 (0.19%) PowerPivot
13 21 (0.19%) AutoCAD
14 12 (0.11%) FrameMaker
15 11 (0.100%) RoboHelp
15 11 (0.100%) Fireworks
16 10 (0.091%) OmniGraffle
17 8 (0.072%) FastStats
18 7 (0.063%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 154 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (0.63%) Google Analytics
3 50 (0.45%) SAP FI
3 50 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
3 50 (0.45%) SAP CO
4 48 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 35 (0.32%) HFM
6 34 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 33 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
7 33 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
8 29 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
9 25 (0.23%) SAP BPC
10 22 (0.20%) Cognos Controller
11 21 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 21 (0.19%) Agresso
12 20 (0.18%) Magento
13 19 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
14 18 (0.16%) SAP Business One
15 17 (0.15%) Line 500
15 17 (0.15%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 381 (3.45%) Office 365
2 127 (1.15%) SaaS
3 56 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
4 53 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (0.36%) IaaS
6 37 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
7 34 (0.31%) Google Apps
8 27 (0.24%) PaaS
9 12 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.036%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.036%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.036%) Rackspace Cloud
11 3 (0.027%) Taleo
12 1 (0.009%) Pure360
12 1 (0.009%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1067 (9.67%) TCP/IP
2 895 (8.11%) DNS
3 815 (7.38%) Firewall
4 778 (7.05%) LAN
5 736 (6.67%) DHCP
6 673 (6.10%) WAN
7 668 (6.05%) VPN
8 613 (5.55%) Internet
9 326 (2.95%) SAN
10 317 (2.87%) Wireless
11 270 (2.45%) VoIP
12 176 (1.59%) Intranet
13 130 (1.18%) VLAN
13 130 (1.18%) IP Telephony
14 118 (1.07%) NAS
14 118 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
15 113 (1.02%) Network Security
16 107 (0.97%) Ethernet
17 103 (0.93%) FTP
17 103 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1567 (14.20%) SQL Server
2 406 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 367 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 275 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 255 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 196 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
7 193 (1.75%) Relational Database
8 148 (1.34%) MS Access
9 144 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
10 131 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 118 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
12 112 (1.01%) MySQL
13 101 (0.92%) OLAP
14 89 (0.81%) Oracle Database
15 88 (0.80%) Data Mining
16 76 (0.69%) QlikView
17 70 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
18 66 (0.60%) DB2
19 61 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 56 (0.51%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 254 (2.30%) Visual Studio
2 134 (1.21%) JIRA
3 107 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 81 (0.73%) Dreamweaver
5 74 (0.67%) Subversion
6 56 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
6 56 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
7 50 (0.45%) Selenium
8 47 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 42 (0.38%) Eclipse
10 38 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 38 (0.34%) FrontPage
11 34 (0.31%) RequisitePro
11 34 (0.31%) CaliberRM
12 32 (0.29%) Toad
13 29 (0.26%) Ranorex
13 29 (0.26%) SoapUI
14 28 (0.25%) Git (software)
15 27 (0.24%) Jenkins
16 25 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2666 (24.16%) Finance
2 679 (6.15%) Legal
3 642 (5.82%) Marketing
4 613 (5.55%) Telecoms
5 560 (5.07%) Banking
6 545 (4.94%) Law
7 480 (4.35%) Retail
8 330 (2.99%) Advertising
9 211 (1.91%) Manufacturing
10 147 (1.33%) Investment Banking
11 146 (1.32%) German Language
12 132 (1.20%) Back Office
13 127 (1.15%) Financial Institution
14 126 (1.14%) French Language
15 114 (1.03%) Publishing
16 104 (0.94%) Electronics
17 100 (0.91%) Front Office
18 81 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
19 66 (0.60%) Automotive
20 60 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3891 (35.26%) Analyst
2 1600 (14.50%) Support Analyst
3 1080 (9.79%) Support Engineer
4 847 (7.67%) Service Analyst
5 819 (7.42%) Service Desk Analyst
5 819 (7.42%) IT Support
6 766 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 721 (6.53%) Developer
8 628 (5.69%) Project Manager
9 521 (4.72%) Desktop Support
10 501 (4.54%) Consultant
11 455 (4.12%) Business Analyst
12 442 (4.01%) 1st Line Support
13 409 (3.71%) Technical Support
14 354 (3.21%) Administrator
15 344 (3.12%) IT Support Analyst
16 336 (3.04%) Help Desk Support
17 330 (2.99%) Help Desk Analyst
18 299 (2.71%) 3rd Line Support
19 285 (2.58%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 797 (7.22%) .NET
2 566 (5.13%) HTML
3 458 (4.15%) XML
4 343 (3.11%) ASP.NET
5 339 (3.07%) CSS
6 178 (1.61%) Web Services
7 144 (1.30%) jQuery
8 129 (1.17%) .NET Framework
9 87 (0.79%) WCF
10 83 (0.75%) SOAP
11 82 (0.74%) HTML5
12 80 (0.72%) WinForms
13 78 (0.71%) Middleware
14 68 (0.62%) J2EE
15 64 (0.58%) COM
15 64 (0.58%) XSLT
16 58 (0.53%) WPF
17 55 (0.50%) Ajax
18 51 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
19 43 (0.39%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1363 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 959 (8.69%) Blackberry
3 548 (4.97%) Management Information System
4 437 (3.96%) Computer Science
5 260 (2.36%) Mathematics
6 204 (1.85%) iPhone
7 163 (1.48%) User Experience
7 163 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 158 (1.43%) Social Media
9 150 (1.36%) Statistics
10 148 (1.34%) iPad
11 132 (1.20%) Hedge funds
12 129 (1.17%) PMI
13 127 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
14 118 (1.07%) PDA
15 109 (0.99%) Mobile App
16 100 (0.91%) Thin Client
16 100 (0.91%) Fat Client
17 90 (0.82%) E-Learning
18 89 (0.81%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5513 (49.95%) Windows
2 2362 (21.40%) Windows 7
3 1691 (15.32%) Windows XP
4 1656 (15.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 1212 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 723 (6.55%) Windows 8
7 631 (5.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 577 (5.23%) Linux
9 305 (2.76%) UNIX
10 287 (2.60%) Windows Vista
11 276 (2.50%) Mac OS X
12 248 (2.25%) Android
13 176 (1.59%) Apple iOS
14 116 (1.05%) Windows 2000
15 96 (0.87%) Mac OS
16 77 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
17 64 (0.58%) Solaris
18 60 (0.54%) AIX
19 54 (0.49%) Windows Phone
20 50 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2242 (20.32%) ITIL
2 1401 (12.69%) Project Management
3 859 (7.78%) PRINCE2
4 834 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
5 684 (6.20%) CRM
6 594 (5.38%) Change Management
7 574 (5.20%) Service Management
8 567 (5.14%) Service Delivery
9 500 (4.53%) Time Management
10 449 (4.07%) Business Analysis
11 380 (3.44%) Business Intelligence
12 345 (3.13%) Mentoring
13 336 (3.04%) Document Management
14 325 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 323 (2.93%) Continuous Improvement
16 305 (2.76%) Incident Management
17 303 (2.75%) ERP
18 300 (2.72%) E-Commerce
19 275 (2.49%) Workflow
20 274 (2.48%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2065 (18.71%) SQL
2 645 (5.84%) C#
3 445 (4.03%) JavaScript
4 324 (2.94%) T-SQL
5 313 (2.84%) Java
6 306 (2.77%) VBA
7 294 (2.66%) C
8 273 (2.47%) VB
9 239 (2.17%) PowerShell
10 214 (1.94%) VB.NET
11 164 (1.49%) VBScript
12 128 (1.16%) C++
13 120 (1.09%) Perl
14 112 (1.01%) PHP
15 92 (0.83%) Python
16 60 (0.54%) PL/SQL
17 43 (0.39%) Shell Script
17 43 (0.39%) VB6
18 41 (0.37%) Bash Shell
19 40 (0.36%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1856 (16.82%) Degree
2 1024 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 468 (4.24%) MCSE
4 449 (4.07%) MCP
5 415 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
6 350 (3.17%) Security Cleared
7 307 (2.78%) CCNA
8 273 (2.47%) MCSA
9 265 (2.40%) ISEB
10 259 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
11 258 (2.34%) MCITP
12 249 (2.26%) PMI Certification
13 202 (1.83%) SC Cleared
14 153 (1.39%) PMP
15 147 (1.33%) A+ Certification
16 139 (1.26%) MCTS
17 138 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 97 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 87 (0.79%) CCNP
20 83 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 852 (7.72%) SLA
2 468 (4.24%) QA
3 137 (1.24%) ISO 9001
4 72 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 56 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 39 (0.35%) COBIT
7 28 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 23 (0.21%) Data Quality
9 19 (0.17%) GCP
10 12 (0.11%) Solvency II
11 11 (0.100%) Dodd-Frank
12 10 (0.091%) ISO 14001
12 10 (0.091%) Basel II
13 9 (0.082%) EMIR
14 8 (0.072%) TickIT
14 8 (0.072%) FATCA
15 7 (0.063%) Basel III
16 6 (0.054%) GAMP
16 6 (0.054%) ISO 9000
16 6 (0.054%) MiFID
System Software
1 3411 (30.91%) Active Directory
2 771 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 477 (4.32%) Hyper-V
4 293 (2.65%) XenApp
5 185 (1.68%) vSphere
6 147 (1.33%) Terminal Services
7 110 (1.00%) VMware ESX
8 87 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 85 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
10 81 (0.73%) XenServer
10 81 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
11 54 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 47 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
13 43 (0.39%) ISA Server
14 35 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
15 30 (0.27%) MetaFrame
15 30 (0.27%) UAG
16 27 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 26 (0.24%) Terminal Server
18 14 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 452 (4.10%) SCCM
2 272 (2.46%) Backup Exec
3 158 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 121 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
5 119 (1.08%) WSUS
6 68 (0.62%) SCOM
7 60 (0.54%) NetBackup
8 48 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 37 (0.34%) Tivoli
10 33 (0.30%) SCVMM
10 33 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 28 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
12 21 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
13 20 (0.18%) HP SIM
14 19 (0.17%) DameWare
15 18 (0.16%) Nagios
16 15 (0.14%) ZENworks
17 14 (0.13%) ARCserve
17 14 (0.13%) MAILsweeper
17 14 (0.13%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 6914 (62.65%) Microsoft
2 1197 (10.85%) Citrix
3 1158 (10.49%) VMware
4 906 (8.21%) Cisco
5 612 (5.55%) Oracle
6 571 (5.17%) HP
7 418 (3.79%) Apple
8 407 (3.69%) SAP
9 342 (3.10%) Symantec
10 274 (2.48%) Adobe
11 230 (2.08%) Lotus
12 197 (1.79%) Dell
13 181 (1.64%) Avaya
14 179 (1.62%) Google
15 166 (1.50%) IBM
16 158 (1.43%) Juniper
17 154 (1.40%) Remedy
18 151 (1.37%) NetApp
19 146 (1.32%) Business Objects
20 140 (1.27%) McAfee
City, London
Ortolan Group
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Westek Recruitment
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Profit share
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £16000.00 - £21000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 5 hours ago
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 to £60000 per annum - Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
set2recruit
Salary: £18000 - £25000 Per Annum bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £27,000 to £33,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sidcup, Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Search Consultancy
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 7 hours ago