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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 49 59 58
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 5579 4433 4866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.83% 4.06% 4.09%
As % of the Applications category 32.03% 27.02% 28.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4409 3661 4127
Average salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £20,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £54,450
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -

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
17419 16404 16983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.09% 15.03% 14.27%
Number of salaries quoted 13795 13582 14599
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 £33,750
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%

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 August 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 20 August 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 +12 5240 £32,000 -1.53% 676
London +12 2204 £36,000 -1.36% 242
South East +10 1177 £28,250 -4.23% 141
City of London +20 559 £35,000 -17.64% 78
East of England +26 495 £30,000 -7.69% 59
Yorkshire -8 353 £30,000 +7.14% 44
Berkshire +12 338 £32,500 +1.56% 35
North West +26 322 £26,000 -13.33% 63
South West +7 293 £27,250 -16.15% 43
West Yorkshire -1 237 £27,500 -12.00% 30
West Midlands -14 234 £32,500 - 31
Surrey +24 218 £30,000 -7.40% 28
Hertfordshire +12 211 £32,500 - 21
Hampshire +4 209 £25,000 +4.16% 23
Manchester +33 174 £26,500 +6.00% 31
Scotland +8 169 £37,000 +23.33% 22
Leeds -2 168 £30,000 +9.09% 15
East Midlands -19 140 £25,000 -23.07% 32
Buckinghamshire +6 122 £26,250 -19.23% 18
Reading +9 115 £40,000 +48.14% 11
Cambridgeshire +2 105 £30,000 -7.69% 11
Wiltshire +4 98 £24,375 -25.00% 6
Birmingham -6 95 £33,926 -16.23% 7
Cheshire +12 92 £30,000 -14.28% 19
Kent +22 90 £30,000 - 9
Watford +37 88 £34,000 +32.03% 5
Glasgow +25 80 £35,000 -9.09% 6
Bedfordshire +19 78 £35,000 +16.66% 10
Newbury +30 76 £28,000 +3.70% 1
Essex +17 74 £31,000 -22.50% 10

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 6855 (62.51%) Microsoft
2 5603 (51.09%) MS Excel
3 5498 (50.13%) Windows
4 3354 (30.58%) Active Directory
5 2656 (24.22%) Finance
6 2305 (21.02%) Windows 7
7 2167 (19.76%) ITIL
8 2059 (18.77%) SQL
9 1835 (16.73%) MS Exchange
10 1778 (16.21%) Degree
11 1694 (15.45%) Windows XP
12 1647 (15.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 1525 (13.91%) SQL Server
14 1416 (12.91%) Project Management
15 1219 (11.12%) MS PowerPoint
16 1211 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
17 1190 (10.85%) Citrix
18 1162 (10.60%) VMware
19 1112 (10.14%) TCP/IP
20 1041 (9.49%) SharePoint
21 1017 (9.27%) Microsoft Certification
22 912 (8.32%) DNS
23 895 (8.16%) Blackberry
24 891 (8.12%) Cisco
25 883 (8.05%) MS Project
26 858 (7.82%) SLA
27 836 (7.62%) MS Visio
28 828 (7.55%) PRINCE2
29 809 (7.38%) .NET
30 776 (7.08%) Firewall

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1835 (16.73%) MS Exchange
2 1041 (9.49%) SharePoint
3 744 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 596 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 435 (3.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 392 (3.57%) IIS
7 313 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 289 (2.64%) Lync
9 227 (2.07%) IBM Notes
10 216 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
11 150 (1.37%) CMS
12 138 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
13 116 (1.06%) WorkSite
14 113 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
15 109 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
16 92 (0.84%) Tomcat
17 83 (0.76%) SAS
18 79 (0.72%) WebSphere
19 70 (0.64%) MS Project Server
20 59 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5603 (51.09%) MS Excel
2 1219 (11.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 883 (8.05%) MS Project
4 836 (7.62%) MS Visio
5 130 (1.19%) Photoshop
6 84 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
7 82 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
8 54 (0.49%) InDesign
9 47 (0.43%) Acrobat
10 31 (0.28%) SPSS
11 28 (0.26%) InfoPath
12 25 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
12 25 (0.23%) AutoCAD
13 20 (0.18%) PowerPivot
14 17 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
15 15 (0.14%) FrameMaker
16 13 (0.12%) RoboHelp
17 9 (0.082%) Fireworks
18 6 (0.055%) FastStats
19 5 (0.046%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 137 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (0.60%) Google Analytics
3 52 (0.47%) SAP FI
4 51 (0.47%) SAP CO
4 51 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
5 40 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
6 37 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
7 35 (0.32%) HFM
8 34 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
9 33 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
10 28 (0.26%) SAP BPC
11 24 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
12 23 (0.21%) Magento
13 20 (0.18%) SAP Business One
13 20 (0.18%) Cognos Controller
14 19 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 19 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
15 17 (0.16%) Line 500
15 17 (0.16%) WebTrends
16 16 (0.15%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 360 (3.28%) Office 365
2 121 (1.10%) SaaS
3 56 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 39 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
6 36 (0.33%) IaaS
7 31 (0.28%) Google Apps
8 27 (0.25%) PaaS
9 10 (0.091%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.036%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.036%) Rackspace Cloud
12 3 (0.027%) Taleo
13 1 (0.009%) Pure360
13 1 (0.009%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 1112 (10.14%) TCP/IP
2 912 (8.32%) DNS
3 776 (7.08%) Firewall
4 755 (6.88%) DHCP
5 738 (6.73%) LAN
6 648 (5.91%) VPN
7 616 (5.62%) WAN
8 593 (5.41%) Internet
9 323 (2.95%) Wireless
10 299 (2.73%) SAN
11 271 (2.47%) VoIP
12 172 (1.57%) Intranet
13 125 (1.14%) VLAN
13 125 (1.14%) NAS
14 121 (1.10%) Network Security
15 119 (1.09%) IP Telephony
16 114 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
17 100 (0.91%) HTTP
18 97 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
19 94 (0.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1525 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 403 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 357 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 264 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 258 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 195 (1.78%) Relational Database
7 194 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
8 160 (1.46%) Crystal Reports
9 158 (1.44%) MS Access
10 124 (1.13%) MySQL
10 124 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 111 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
12 96 (0.88%) OLAP
13 93 (0.85%) Data Mining
14 86 (0.78%) Oracle Database
15 73 (0.67%) DB2
16 68 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
16 68 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 66 (0.60%) QlikView
18 60 (0.55%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 243 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 139 (1.27%) JIRA
3 98 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 81 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
5 80 (0.73%) Subversion
6 60 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
7 58 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
8 55 (0.50%) Eclipse
8 55 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 50 (0.46%) Selenium
10 40 (0.36%) FrontPage
11 36 (0.33%) RequisitePro
11 36 (0.33%) CaliberRM
12 32 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 29 (0.26%) Git (software)
13 29 (0.26%) SoapUI
13 29 (0.26%) Ranorex
14 28 (0.26%) Jenkins
14 28 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
15 27 (0.25%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 2656 (24.22%) Finance
2 646 (5.89%) Legal
3 636 (5.80%) Marketing
4 582 (5.31%) Telecoms
5 563 (5.13%) Banking
6 521 (4.75%) Law
7 516 (4.71%) Retail
8 332 (3.03%) Advertising
9 191 (1.74%) Manufacturing
10 153 (1.40%) Investment Banking
11 137 (1.25%) German Language
12 128 (1.17%) Back Office
13 126 (1.15%) Financial Institution
14 123 (1.12%) Publishing
15 118 (1.08%) French Language
16 105 (0.96%) Front Office
17 96 (0.88%) Electronics
18 87 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
19 58 (0.53%) Automotive
19 58 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3833 (34.95%) Analyst
2 1613 (14.71%) Support Analyst
3 1055 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 858 (7.82%) IT Support
5 785 (7.16%) Service Analyst
6 759 (6.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 755 (6.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 732 (6.67%) Developer
9 602 (5.49%) Project Manager
10 547 (4.99%) Desktop Support
11 492 (4.49%) Consultant
12 457 (4.17%) Business Analyst
13 442 (4.03%) 1st Line Support
14 406 (3.70%) Technical Support
15 372 (3.39%) Administrator
16 348 (3.17%) IT Support Analyst
17 330 (3.01%) Help Desk Support
18 320 (2.92%) Help Desk Analyst
19 291 (2.65%) Junior
20 290 (2.64%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 809 (7.38%) .NET
2 596 (5.43%) HTML
3 490 (4.47%) XML
4 351 (3.20%) CSS
5 330 (3.01%) ASP.NET
6 200 (1.82%) Web Services
7 145 (1.32%) jQuery
8 141 (1.29%) .NET Framework
9 101 (0.92%) SOAP
10 88 (0.80%) WCF
11 84 (0.77%) WinForms
12 78 (0.71%) J2EE
13 76 (0.69%) COM
14 72 (0.66%) Middleware
14 72 (0.66%) HTML5
15 66 (0.60%) XSLT
16 65 (0.59%) WPF
17 55 (0.50%) Ajax
18 48 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
19 46 (0.42%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 895 (8.16%) Blackberry
2 525 (4.79%) Management Information System
3 419 (3.82%) Computer Science
4 250 (2.28%) Mathematics
5 174 (1.59%) iPhone
6 165 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 165 (1.50%) Statistics
7 143 (1.30%) Social Media
8 130 (1.19%) iPad
9 121 (1.10%) Hedge funds
10 118 (1.08%) PDA
11 117 (1.07%) PMI
12 116 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
13 114 (1.04%) Mobile App
14 88 (0.80%) E-Learning
15 87 (0.79%) Thin Client
15 87 (0.79%) Fat Client
16 81 (0.74%) Client/Server
16 81 (0.74%) Clustering
17 76 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5498 (50.13%) Windows
2 2305 (21.02%) Windows 7
3 1694 (15.45%) Windows XP
4 1647 (15.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 1211 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 689 (6.28%) Windows 8
7 606 (5.53%) Linux
8 603 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 299 (2.73%) UNIX
10 295 (2.69%) Windows Vista
11 290 (2.64%) Mac OS X
12 245 (2.23%) Android
13 185 (1.69%) Apple iOS
14 141 (1.29%) Windows 2000
15 108 (0.98%) Mac OS
16 71 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
17 57 (0.52%) Solaris
17 57 (0.52%) AIX
18 55 (0.50%) Windows Phone
19 45 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2167 (19.76%) ITIL
2 1416 (12.91%) Project Management
3 828 (7.55%) PRINCE2
4 646 (5.89%) CRM
5 563 (5.13%) Change Management
6 561 (5.12%) Service Delivery
7 546 (4.98%) Service Management
8 469 (4.28%) Time Management
9 454 (4.14%) Business Analysis
10 420 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
11 379 (3.46%) Business Intelligence
12 332 (3.03%) Document Management
13 331 (3.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 311 (2.84%) Continuous Improvement
15 307 (2.80%) ERP
16 298 (2.72%) Incident Management
17 297 (2.71%) E-Commerce
18 285 (2.60%) Workflow
19 272 (2.48%) Change Control
20 257 (2.34%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2059 (18.77%) SQL
2 626 (5.71%) C#
3 475 (4.33%) JavaScript
4 340 (3.10%) Java
5 333 (3.04%) VBA
6 296 (2.70%) T-SQL
7 267 (2.43%) VB
8 260 (2.37%) C
9 249 (2.27%) PowerShell
10 207 (1.89%) VB.NET
11 159 (1.45%) VBScript
12 130 (1.19%) C++
13 126 (1.15%) Perl
14 120 (1.09%) PHP
15 87 (0.79%) Python
16 49 (0.45%) PL/SQL
17 46 (0.42%) Bash Shell
18 41 (0.37%) VB6
19 39 (0.36%) Shell Script
20 38 (0.35%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1778 (16.21%) Degree
2 1017 (9.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 466 (4.25%) MCSE
4 448 (4.08%) MCP
5 398 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
6 358 (3.26%) Security Cleared
7 299 (2.73%) CCNA
8 286 (2.61%) MCITP
9 279 (2.54%) MCSA
10 272 (2.48%) ISEB
11 263 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
12 218 (1.99%) PMI Certification
13 197 (1.80%) SC Cleared
14 143 (1.30%) A+ Certification
15 132 (1.20%) PMP
16 126 (1.15%) MCTS
17 116 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 90 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 80 (0.73%) CCNP
20 78 (0.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 858 (7.82%) SLA
2 487 (4.44%) QA
3 129 (1.18%) ISO 9001
4 69 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 56 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 39 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 37 (0.34%) COBIT
8 25 (0.23%) GCP
9 19 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 12 (0.11%) HL7
11 10 (0.091%) ISO 14001
11 10 (0.091%) GAMP
11 10 (0.091%) EMIR
11 10 (0.091%) Dodd-Frank
12 9 (0.082%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 8 (0.073%) GMP
13 8 (0.073%) MiFID
13 8 (0.073%) TickIT
13 8 (0.073%) FATCA
13 8 (0.073%) Basel III
System Software
1 3354 (30.58%) Active Directory
2 761 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 459 (4.19%) Hyper-V
4 285 (2.60%) XenApp
5 201 (1.83%) vSphere
6 153 (1.40%) Terminal Services
7 106 (0.97%) VMware ESX
8 95 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
9 93 (0.85%) XenDesktop
10 79 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
11 71 (0.65%) XenServer
12 63 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 48 (0.44%) ISA Server
14 45 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
15 39 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
16 36 (0.33%) Terminal Server
17 31 (0.28%) MetaFrame
17 31 (0.28%) UAG
18 23 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 18 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 442 (4.03%) SCCM
2 248 (2.26%) Backup Exec
3 145 (1.32%) WSUS
4 135 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 115 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
6 63 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 59 (0.54%) SCOM
8 58 (0.53%) NetBackup
9 33 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 32 (0.29%) SCVMM
10 32 (0.29%) Tivoli
11 31 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
12 22 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
12 22 (0.20%) DameWare
13 21 (0.19%) ARCserve
13 21 (0.19%) HP SIM
14 16 (0.15%) Nagios
14 16 (0.15%) MAILsweeper
15 14 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 13 (0.12%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 6855 (62.51%) Microsoft
2 1190 (10.85%) Citrix
3 1162 (10.60%) VMware
4 891 (8.12%) Cisco
5 592 (5.40%) Oracle
6 565 (5.15%) HP
7 438 (3.99%) SAP
8 431 (3.93%) Apple
9 330 (3.01%) Symantec
10 287 (2.62%) Adobe
11 251 (2.29%) Lotus
12 204 (1.86%) Dell
13 180 (1.64%) Google
14 167 (1.52%) Avaya
15 160 (1.46%) IBM
16 156 (1.42%) Remedy
17 150 (1.37%) McAfee
18 145 (1.32%) Business Objects
19 139 (1.27%) NetApp
20 136 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
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