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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 57 49 62
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 4907 5649 4356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.56% 4.86% 4.03%
As % of the Applications category 31.95% 31.77% 26.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4017 4456 3596
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 £21,000 £21,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £29,265 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+4.22% -2.45%

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
15357 17782 16390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 14.28% 15.29% 15.17%
Number of salaries quoted 12574 14062 13567
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -1.42%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -8 4643 £32,500 +1.56% 588
London -6 1896 £34,000 -6.84% 211
South East -5 1006 £32,500 +16.07% 130
North West +23 422 £31,000 +19.23% 56
East of England -7 410 £32,500 +8.33% 56
City of London -13 380 £32,500 -9.72% 47
Yorkshire -11 306 £25,500 -15.00% 45
Surrey +5 245 £35,000 +16.66% 24
South West -19 240 £30,000 +11.11% 36
Manchester +20 224 £35,734 +36.12% 32
West Yorkshire -8 205 £27,500 - 22
Berkshire -29 184 £35,000 +7.69% 21
Hampshire +1 182 £32,375 +29.50% 25
West Midlands -25 172 £27,500 -10.56% 21
East Midlands +13 166 £24,152 -3.39% 25
Leeds -3 157 £29,000 -3.33% 17
Hertfordshire -13 150 £35,000 +7.69% 21
Buckinghamshire +3 140 £32,500 +18.18% 20
Cheshire +22 130 £27,000 -10.00% 15
Reading -13 89 £37,500 +7.91% 9
Essex +4 87 £35,000 +12.90% 8
Scotland -39 83 £33,750 -6.25% 12
Kent -4 77 £33,250 +10.83% 7
Cambridgeshire -3 76 £30,000 - 11
Oxfordshire +19 75 £30,000 +15.38% 19
Milton Keynes -12 73 £30,000 +9.09% 14
Bristol -1 69 £31,750 +9.48% 7
North Yorkshire +23 66 £25,000 -16.66% 11
Birmingham -5 66 £36,250 +8.20% 8
Wales +13 64 £31,500 -0.21% 3

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6948 (69.18%) Microsoft
2 5236 (52.13%) MS Excel
3 4733 (47.12%) Windows
4 2971 (29.58%) Active Directory
5 2427 (24.16%) Finance
6 2046 (20.37%) Windows 7
7 1935 (19.27%) ITIL
8 1915 (19.07%) SQL
9 1594 (15.87%) Degree
10 1577 (15.70%) MS Exchange
11 1467 (14.61%) SQL Server
12 1417 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
13 1343 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
14 1335 (13.29%) Project Management
15 1251 (12.46%) VMware
16 1131 (11.26%) Citrix
17 1051 (10.46%) SharePoint
18 1024 (10.20%) MS PowerPoint
19 988 (9.84%) TCP/IP
20 977 (9.73%) Windows XP
21 964 (9.60%) Windows 8
22 933 (9.29%) Windows Server 2012
23 911 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
24 910 (9.06%) SLA
25 892 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003
26 880 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
27 828 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
28 793 (7.90%) MS Visio
29 787 (7.84%) LAN
30 779 (7.76%) Cisco

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1577 (15.70%) MS Exchange
2 1051 (10.46%) SharePoint
3 610 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 411 (4.09%) IIS
5 361 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 332 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 307 (3.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 276 (2.75%) Lync
9 203 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
10 178 (1.77%) SAS
11 130 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 117 (1.16%) WorkSite
13 115 (1.14%) IBM Notes
14 105 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
15 89 (0.89%) Apache
16 80 (0.80%) CMS
17 63 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
18 60 (0.60%) Tomcat
19 58 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
20 43 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5236 (52.13%) MS Excel
2 1024 (10.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 793 (7.90%) MS Visio
4 693 (6.90%) MS Project
5 109 (1.09%) Photoshop
6 99 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 75 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 52 (0.52%) InfoPath
9 45 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
10 44 (0.44%) PowerPivot
11 40 (0.40%) SPSS
12 38 (0.38%) Acrobat
13 36 (0.36%) AutoCAD
14 34 (0.34%) InDesign
15 31 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
16 28 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
17 13 (0.13%) Open Workbench
18 12 (0.12%) RoboHelp
19 10 (0.100%) Fireworks
20 8 (0.080%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 137 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 26 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 26 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
4 20 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
5 18 (0.18%) SAP BPC
6 13 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
6 13 (0.13%) SAP Business One
7 12 (0.12%) ResourceLink
7 12 (0.12%) Visualfiles
7 12 (0.12%) HFM
8 10 (0.100%) SAP SD
8 10 (0.100%) Aareon QL
9 9 (0.090%) WebTrends
9 9 (0.090%) AWD
10 8 (0.080%) Epicor Vantage
10 8 (0.080%) Agresso
10 8 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.080%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 716 (7.13%) Office 365
2 116 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (1.04%) Google Analytics
4 99 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 89 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
6 87 (0.87%) SaaS
7 45 (0.45%) IaaS
8 42 (0.42%) Google Apps
9 38 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 37 (0.37%) Amazon S3
11 26 (0.26%) PaaS
11 26 (0.26%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.090%) Yammer
13 7 (0.070%) Basecamp
14 6 (0.060%) Adobe Analytics
15 5 (0.050%) SuccessFactors
15 5 (0.050%) Trello
15 5 (0.050%) GitHub
15 5 (0.050%) Dropbox
16 4 (0.040%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 988 (9.84%) TCP/IP
2 787 (7.84%) LAN
3 769 (7.66%) Firewall
4 755 (7.52%) DNS
5 682 (6.79%) WAN
6 670 (6.67%) VPN
7 612 (6.09%) DHCP
8 504 (5.02%) Internet
9 383 (3.81%) VoIP
10 347 (3.45%) SAN
11 307 (3.06%) Wireless
12 149 (1.48%) VLAN
13 133 (1.32%) Intranet
14 131 (1.30%) NAS
15 116 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
16 93 (0.93%) MPLS
17 89 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
18 86 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
19 84 (0.84%) IP Telephony
20 82 (0.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1467 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 330 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 325 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 221 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
5 206 (2.05%) Relational Database
6 188 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 171 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 135 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 120 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 106 (1.06%) MS Access
11 105 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
12 103 (1.03%) Oracle Database
13 102 (1.02%) Data Mining
14 95 (0.95%) MySQL
15 83 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
16 80 (0.80%) RDBMS
17 61 (0.61%) DB2
18 60 (0.60%) Big Data
19 55 (0.55%) QlikView
19 55 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 184 (1.83%) Visual Studio
2 162 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 133 (1.32%) JIRA
4 62 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 49 (0.49%) Subversion
6 48 (0.48%) Selenium
7 42 (0.42%) HP UFT
8 33 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
9 30 (0.30%) MSI
10 27 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 25 (0.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 23 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
13 19 (0.19%) Axure RP
14 17 (0.17%) Toad
15 16 (0.16%) SilkTest
15 16 (0.16%) MSBuild
16 15 (0.15%) Jenkins
17 14 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
18 12 (0.12%) Eclipse
18 12 (0.12%) ERwin
General
1 2427 (24.16%) Finance
2 580 (5.77%) Legal
3 550 (5.48%) Marketing
4 521 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 499 (4.97%) Banking
6 476 (4.74%) Law
7 380 (3.78%) Retail
8 202 (2.01%) Advertising
9 175 (1.74%) Back Office
10 147 (1.46%) Manufacturing
11 125 (1.24%) Publishing
12 116 (1.15%) Front Office
13 101 (1.01%) Billing
14 93 (0.93%) French Language
15 79 (0.79%) Financial Institution
16 76 (0.76%) German Language
17 59 (0.59%) Investment Banking
18 57 (0.57%) Games
19 52 (0.52%) Spanish Language
20 45 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3613 (35.97%) Analyst
2 1353 (13.47%) Support Analyst
3 1144 (11.39%) Support Engineer
4 815 (8.11%) Service Analyst
5 781 (7.78%) IT Support
6 771 (7.68%) Service Desk Analyst
7 637 (6.34%) 2nd Line Support
8 624 (6.21%) Developer
9 540 (5.38%) Project Manager
10 468 (4.66%) Business Analyst
11 447 (4.45%) Desktop Support
12 417 (4.15%) 1st Line Support
13 351 (3.49%) Consultant
14 337 (3.36%) Technical Support
15 328 (3.27%) Administrator
16 288 (2.87%) IT Support Analyst
17 284 (2.83%) IT Support Engineer
18 272 (2.71%) Junior
19 253 (2.52%) Graduate
20 244 (2.43%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 648 (6.45%) .NET
2 554 (5.52%) HTML
3 347 (3.45%) CSS
4 295 (2.94%) XML
5 266 (2.65%) ASP.NET
6 175 (1.74%) Web Services
7 138 (1.37%) jQuery
8 128 (1.27%) .NET Framework
9 113 (1.13%) COM
10 71 (0.71%) HTML5
11 62 (0.62%) Ajax
12 57 (0.57%) WCF
13 56 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 53 (0.53%) XHTML
15 51 (0.51%) REST
15 51 (0.51%) Entity Framework
16 49 (0.49%) Middleware
17 44 (0.44%) SOAP
18 39 (0.39%) WinForms
19 36 (0.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1417 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
2 746 (7.43%) Blackberry
3 586 (5.83%) Management Information System
4 421 (4.19%) Computer Science
5 302 (3.01%) Data Centre
6 215 (2.14%) Mathematics
7 193 (1.92%) iPhone
8 167 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
9 158 (1.57%) Client/Server
10 156 (1.55%) iPad
11 145 (1.44%) Hedge funds
12 142 (1.41%) Statistics
13 140 (1.39%) E-Learning
14 130 (1.29%) User Experience
15 121 (1.20%) Fat Client
15 121 (1.20%) Thin Client
16 102 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
17 96 (0.96%) Social Media
18 93 (0.93%) Clustering
19 85 (0.85%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4733 (47.12%) Windows
2 2046 (20.37%) Windows 7
3 1343 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 977 (9.73%) Windows XP
5 964 (9.60%) Windows 8
6 933 (9.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 892 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 539 (5.37%) Linux
9 364 (3.62%) Mac OS X
10 320 (3.19%) Android
11 277 (2.76%) Windows Vista
12 276 (2.75%) UNIX
13 242 (2.41%) Apple iOS
14 125 (1.24%) Mac OS
15 79 (0.79%) Solaris
16 71 (0.71%) Windows 2000
17 67 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
18 66 (0.66%) AIX
19 57 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 31 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1935 (19.27%) ITIL
2 1335 (13.29%) Project Management
3 828 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
4 660 (6.57%) PRINCE2
5 613 (6.10%) Service Management
6 603 (6.00%) Time Management
7 554 (5.52%) CRM
8 550 (5.48%) Change Management
9 477 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
10 469 (4.67%) Service Delivery
11 435 (4.33%) Business Analysis
12 365 (3.63%) SDLC
13 360 (3.58%) Incident Management
14 341 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
15 327 (3.26%) Migration
16 321 (3.20%) Analytics
17 319 (3.18%) Mentoring
18 313 (3.12%) Problem Management
19 287 (2.86%) Document Management
20 283 (2.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1915 (19.07%) SQL
2 468 (4.66%) C#
3 414 (4.12%) JavaScript
4 263 (2.62%) Java
5 260 (2.59%) C
6 258 (2.57%) VBA
7 251 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 214 (2.13%) PowerShell
9 189 (1.88%) VB
10 111 (1.11%) Perl
11 107 (1.07%) VB.NET
12 101 (1.01%) Python
13 92 (0.92%) C++
14 84 (0.84%) PL/SQL
15 69 (0.69%) VBScript
16 64 (0.64%) PHP
17 52 (0.52%) Shell Script
18 46 (0.46%) R
19 38 (0.38%) Progress 4GL
20 34 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1594 (15.87%) Degree
2 911 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 451 (4.49%) MCP
4 449 (4.47%) MCSE
5 404 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
6 336 (3.35%) Security Cleared
7 324 (3.23%) CCNA
8 262 (2.61%) MCSA
9 258 (2.57%) MCITP
10 217 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
11 198 (1.97%) ISEB
12 192 (1.91%) SC Cleared
13 158 (1.57%) PMI Certification
14 121 (1.20%) MCTS
15 113 (1.13%) A+ Certification
16 102 (1.02%) PMP
17 98 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 93 (0.93%) MCDST
19 92 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 87 (0.87%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 910 (9.06%) SLA
2 467 (4.65%) QA
3 68 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 65 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 39 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 31 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 21 (0.21%) COBIT
9 20 (0.20%) ISO 14001
10 18 (0.18%) P3O
11 14 (0.14%) HL7
12 12 (0.12%) PMBOK
13 10 (0.100%) ISO 9002
14 8 (0.080%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 7 (0.070%) WCAG
16 6 (0.060%) GAMP
17 5 (0.050%) WAI
18 3 (0.030%) GCP
18 3 (0.030%) GMP
18 3 (0.030%) TickIT
System Software
1 2971 (29.58%) Active Directory
2 880 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 403 (4.01%) Hyper-V
4 370 (3.68%) XenApp
5 229 (2.28%) vSphere
6 167 (1.66%) XenDesktop
7 149 (1.48%) VMware ESX
7 149 (1.48%) Terminal Services
8 136 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
9 74 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
10 65 (0.65%) XenServer
11 57 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 50 (0.50%) ISA Server
13 29 (0.29%) Terminal Server
13 29 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
14 25 (0.25%) Firmware
15 18 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 16 (0.16%) VMware Server
17 13 (0.13%) Xen
17 13 (0.13%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 478 (4.76%) SCCM
2 157 (1.56%) Backup Exec
3 112 (1.12%) SCOM
4 107 (1.07%) WSUS
5 76 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 74 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
7 45 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 34 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
9 33 (0.33%) Tivoli
10 27 (0.27%) SCVMM
11 24 (0.24%) DameWare
11 24 (0.24%) Casper Suite
12 23 (0.23%) AirWatch
12 23 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
12 23 (0.23%) BladeLogic
13 20 (0.20%) NetBackup
13 20 (0.20%) OpenView
13 20 (0.20%) Nagios
14 19 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 17 (0.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 6948 (69.18%) Microsoft
2 1251 (12.46%) VMware
3 1131 (11.26%) Citrix
4 779 (7.76%) Cisco
5 524 (5.22%) Oracle
6 431 (4.29%) HP
7 365 (3.63%) Apple
8 252 (2.51%) Adobe
9 224 (2.23%) SAP
10 223 (2.22%) Avaya
11 197 (1.96%) Google
12 187 (1.86%) Symantec
13 185 (1.84%) Dell
14 156 (1.55%) Remedy
15 154 (1.53%) IBM
16 137 (1.36%) Bloomberg
17 122 (1.21%) Lotus
18 103 (1.03%) McAfee
19 102 (1.02%) Veeam
20 98 (0.98%) CheckPoint
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