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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 48 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 5499 4542 4944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.88% 4.18% 4.32%
As % of the Applications category 31.69% 27.42% 28.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4474 3707 4120
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
17350 16566 17096
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.41% 15.25% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 14004 13715 14438
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 £34,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 5206 £31,500 -3.07% 746
London +15 2183 £35,000 -1.40% 261
South East +13 1225 £28,000 -9.67% 147
City of London +19 545 £37,500 -2.59% 71
East of England +19 439 £30,000 - 71
Berkshire +16 344 £30,000 -20.00% 29
North West +28 324 £27,500 +5.76% 60
Yorkshire -16 301 £30,000 +7.14% 47
South West +10 296 £28,000 -13.84% 66
Surrey +22 295 £28,000 -17.64% 31
West Midlands -11 242 £30,000 +15.38% 49
West Yorkshire -16 214 £30,000 +4.34% 31
Hampshire -2 199 £25,000 +4.16% 26
Hertfordshire +17 174 £30,000 +7.14% 20
Manchester +31 167 £26,500 +12.76% 22
East Midlands +2 161 £23,839 -20.53% 30
Leeds -16 143 £31,500 +5.00% 17
Scotland -1 135 £32,500 +8.33% 20
Reading +14 128 £32,500 -18.75% 17
Birmingham +7 112 £37,500 +7.14% 15
Buckinghamshire -3 110 £28,000 -6.66% 19
Cheshire +13 102 £29,500 +6.88% 17
Bedfordshire +22 88 £40,000 +26.98% 7
Cambridgeshire +7 88 £28,500 -10.93% 20
Milton Keynes +12 82 £30,000 +9.09% 13
Kent +10 81 £35,000 +7.69% 10
Bristol -4 78 £27,500 -12.69% 22
Oxfordshire +19 73 £26,000 - 11
Wiltshire +10 70 £27,000 -1.81% 13
Northamptonshire +1 70 £21,500 -21.81% 11

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6984 (63.40%) Microsoft
2 5568 (50.54%) MS Excel
3 5514 (50.05%) Windows
4 3428 (31.12%) Active Directory
5 2584 (23.46%) Finance
6 2436 (22.11%) Windows 7
7 2321 (21.07%) ITIL
8 2058 (18.68%) SQL
9 1907 (17.31%) MS Exchange
10 1768 (16.05%) Degree
11 1717 (15.59%) Windows XP
12 1662 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 1550 (14.07%) SQL Server
14 1378 (12.51%) Project Management
15 1372 (12.45%) Analytical Skills
16 1222 (11.09%) Citrix
17 1193 (10.83%) MS PowerPoint
18 1183 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
19 1161 (10.54%) VMware
20 1059 (9.61%) SharePoint
21 1042 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
22 1029 (9.34%) TCP/IP
23 991 (9.00%) Blackberry
24 922 (8.37%) Cisco
25 894 (8.12%) SLA
26 873 (7.92%) MS Project
27 863 (7.83%) DNS
28 854 (7.75%) PRINCE2
29 835 (7.58%) Firewall
30 818 (7.43%) Agile Software Development

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1907 (17.31%) MS Exchange
2 1059 (9.61%) SharePoint
3 784 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 611 (5.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 466 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 387 (3.51%) IIS
7 336 (3.05%) Lync
8 325 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 256 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 216 (1.96%) IBM Notes
11 157 (1.43%) CMS
12 138 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
13 134 (1.22%) WorkSite
14 119 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
15 110 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
16 85 (0.77%) Tomcat
17 83 (0.75%) SAS
18 71 (0.64%) MS Project Server
19 67 (0.61%) WebSphere
20 63 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5568 (50.54%) MS Excel
2 1193 (10.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 873 (7.92%) MS Project
4 787 (7.14%) MS Visio
5 124 (1.13%) Photoshop
6 89 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 69 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
8 52 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 49 (0.44%) InDesign
10 43 (0.39%) Acrobat
11 37 (0.34%) InfoPath
12 24 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
12 24 (0.22%) SPSS
13 23 (0.21%) AutoCAD
14 16 (0.15%) PowerPivot
15 11 (0.100%) RoboHelp
16 9 (0.082%) Fireworks
16 9 (0.082%) Simulink
17 6 (0.054%) FastStats
17 6 (0.054%) FreeHand
Business Applications
1 151 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (0.64%) Google Analytics
3 49 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 44 (0.40%) SAP CO
5 43 (0.39%) SAP FI
5 43 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
6 40 (0.36%) Agresso
7 35 (0.32%) HFM
8 34 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
9 31 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
10 28 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
11 25 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
12 23 (0.21%) SAP BPC
12 23 (0.21%) Cognos Controller
13 22 (0.20%) SAP Business One
14 19 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
15 18 (0.16%) Line 500
15 18 (0.16%) Tridion
16 16 (0.15%) Visualfiles
16 16 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 389 (3.53%) Office 365
2 123 (1.12%) SaaS
3 59 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
4 53 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 41 (0.37%) Google Apps
5 41 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
6 40 (0.36%) IaaS
7 24 (0.22%) PaaS
8 11 (0.100%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.045%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.036%) Taleo
10 4 (0.036%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.036%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.009%) Pure360
11 1 (0.009%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1029 (9.34%) TCP/IP
2 863 (7.83%) DNS
3 835 (7.58%) Firewall
4 780 (7.08%) LAN
5 720 (6.54%) DHCP
6 692 (6.28%) WAN
7 685 (6.22%) VPN
8 675 (6.13%) Internet
9 359 (3.26%) SAN
10 310 (2.81%) VoIP
11 299 (2.71%) Wireless
12 191 (1.73%) Intranet
13 130 (1.18%) NAS
14 124 (1.13%) IP Telephony
15 121 (1.10%) VLAN
16 120 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
17 114 (1.03%) Network Security
18 113 (1.03%) Ethernet
19 109 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
19 109 (0.99%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1550 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 405 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 328 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 254 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 248 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 193 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 187 (1.70%) Relational Database
8 160 (1.45%) MS Access
9 153 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
10 130 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
11 120 (1.09%) MySQL
12 119 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 97 (0.88%) OLAP
14 88 (0.80%) Data Mining
15 86 (0.78%) Oracle Database
16 77 (0.70%) QlikView
17 65 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
18 57 (0.52%) DB2
19 50 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
20 48 (0.44%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 240 (2.18%) Visual Studio
2 137 (1.24%) JIRA
3 97 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 77 (0.70%) Subversion
4 77 (0.70%) Dreamweaver
5 55 (0.50%) Selenium
6 45 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
7 43 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
8 36 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 36 (0.33%) Toad
8 36 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 34 (0.31%) RequisitePro
10 33 (0.30%) FrontPage
10 33 (0.30%) CaliberRM
11 31 (0.28%) Git (software)
12 30 (0.27%) Eclipse
13 26 (0.24%) Jenkins
13 26 (0.24%) SoapUI
14 25 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
15 24 (0.22%) Ranorex
General
1 2584 (23.46%) Finance
2 699 (6.35%) Legal
3 618 (5.61%) Marketing
4 570 (5.17%) Telecoms
5 545 (4.95%) Law
6 540 (4.90%) Banking
7 474 (4.30%) Retail
8 301 (2.73%) Advertising
9 221 (2.01%) Manufacturing
10 138 (1.25%) German Language
11 135 (1.23%) Back Office
12 130 (1.18%) Financial Institution
13 126 (1.14%) French Language
14 124 (1.13%) Investment Banking
15 103 (0.94%) Publishing
16 99 (0.90%) Front Office
17 73 (0.66%) Electronics
18 70 (0.64%) Automotive
19 69 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
20 63 (0.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3939 (35.76%) Analyst
2 1622 (14.72%) Support Analyst
3 1091 (9.90%) Support Engineer
4 899 (8.16%) Service Analyst
5 864 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 820 (7.44%) IT Support
7 762 (6.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 714 (6.48%) Developer
9 595 (5.40%) Project Manager
10 493 (4.48%) Consultant
11 483 (4.38%) Desktop Support
12 450 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
13 439 (3.99%) Business Analyst
14 418 (3.79%) Technical Support
15 367 (3.33%) Administrator
16 356 (3.23%) IT Support Analyst
17 341 (3.10%) Help Desk Support
18 329 (2.99%) Help Desk Analyst
19 297 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
20 289 (2.62%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 770 (6.99%) .NET
2 568 (5.16%) HTML
3 419 (3.80%) XML
4 358 (3.25%) CSS
5 338 (3.07%) ASP.NET
6 173 (1.57%) Web Services
7 165 (1.50%) jQuery
8 130 (1.18%) .NET Framework
9 112 (1.02%) HTML5
10 79 (0.72%) WCF
11 78 (0.71%) Middleware
12 76 (0.69%) WinForms
13 75 (0.68%) SOAP
14 67 (0.61%) XSLT
15 64 (0.58%) Ajax
16 61 (0.55%) COM
17 60 (0.54%) J2EE
18 57 (0.52%) WPF
19 49 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
20 45 (0.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1372 (12.45%) Analytical Skills
2 991 (9.00%) Blackberry
3 532 (4.83%) Management Information System
4 420 (3.81%) Computer Science
5 252 (2.29%) Mathematics
6 215 (1.95%) iPhone
7 165 (1.50%) User Experience
8 158 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 158 (1.43%) iPad
9 157 (1.43%) Social Media
10 146 (1.33%) Statistics
11 134 (1.22%) PMI
12 130 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
12 130 (1.18%) Hedge funds
13 118 (1.07%) Fat Client
13 118 (1.07%) Thin Client
14 109 (0.99%) PDA
15 107 (0.97%) Mobile App
16 102 (0.93%) Clustering
17 99 (0.90%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5514 (50.05%) Windows
2 2436 (22.11%) Windows 7
3 1717 (15.59%) Windows XP
4 1662 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1183 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 769 (6.98%) Windows 8
7 665 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 569 (5.17%) Linux
9 316 (2.87%) UNIX
10 308 (2.80%) Mac OS X
11 292 (2.65%) Windows Vista
12 262 (2.38%) Android
13 186 (1.69%) Apple iOS
14 111 (1.01%) Windows 2000
15 91 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
16 84 (0.76%) Mac OS
17 68 (0.62%) Solaris
18 61 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
19 57 (0.52%) AIX
20 48 (0.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2321 (21.07%) ITIL
2 1378 (12.51%) Project Management
3 854 (7.75%) PRINCE2
4 818 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
5 667 (6.05%) CRM
6 631 (5.73%) Change Management
7 596 (5.41%) Service Management
8 586 (5.32%) Service Delivery
9 524 (4.76%) Time Management
10 429 (3.89%) Business Analysis
11 379 (3.44%) Business Intelligence
12 327 (2.97%) Mentoring
13 325 (2.95%) Document Management
14 321 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
15 306 (2.78%) Problem Management
16 302 (2.74%) ERP
17 297 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
18 292 (2.65%) Data Analysis
19 289 (2.62%) Incident Management
20 279 (2.53%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2058 (18.68%) SQL
2 626 (5.68%) C#
3 436 (3.96%) JavaScript
4 324 (2.94%) Java
5 320 (2.90%) T-SQL
6 313 (2.84%) C
7 281 (2.55%) VB
8 267 (2.42%) VBA
9 235 (2.13%) PowerShell
10 218 (1.98%) VB.NET
11 164 (1.49%) VBScript
12 122 (1.11%) C++
13 115 (1.04%) PHP
14 113 (1.03%) Perl
15 104 (0.94%) Python
16 66 (0.60%) PL/SQL
17 65 (0.59%) Shell Script
18 45 (0.41%) VB6
19 40 (0.36%) Bash Shell
20 33 (0.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1768 (16.05%) Degree
2 1042 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 493 (4.48%) MCP
4 483 (4.38%) MCSE
5 433 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
6 375 (3.40%) Security Cleared
7 332 (3.01%) CCNA
8 297 (2.70%) MCSA
9 270 (2.45%) MCITP
10 243 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
11 240 (2.18%) PMI Certification
12 234 (2.12%) SC Cleared
13 231 (2.10%) ISEB
14 168 (1.53%) A+ Certification
15 164 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 153 (1.39%) MCTS
17 139 (1.26%) PMP
18 110 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 98 (0.89%) CCNP
20 84 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 894 (8.12%) SLA
2 443 (4.02%) QA
3 147 (1.33%) ISO 9001
4 74 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 46 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 34 (0.31%) COBIT
7 29 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 24 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.13%) ISO 14001
9 14 (0.13%) Solvency II
10 11 (0.100%) Basel II
11 10 (0.091%) GCP
12 8 (0.073%) ISO 9000
12 8 (0.073%) TickIT
13 7 (0.064%) GAMP
14 5 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
14 5 (0.045%) GxP
15 4 (0.036%) COSO
15 4 (0.036%) HL7
15 4 (0.036%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 3428 (31.12%) Active Directory
2 780 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 448 (4.07%) Hyper-V
4 298 (2.71%) XenApp
5 182 (1.65%) vSphere
6 142 (1.29%) Terminal Services
7 113 (1.03%) VMware ESX
8 97 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
9 89 (0.81%) XenDesktop
10 85 (0.77%) XenServer
11 76 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
12 45 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
13 40 (0.36%) MetaFrame
14 39 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 38 (0.34%) ISA Server
16 30 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
17 29 (0.26%) Firmware
18 25 (0.23%) UAG
19 23 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 15 (0.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 461 (4.18%) SCCM
2 262 (2.38%) Backup Exec
3 178 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 110 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
5 89 (0.81%) WSUS
6 79 (0.72%) SCOM
7 59 (0.54%) NetBackup
8 46 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 41 (0.37%) Tivoli
10 32 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 31 (0.28%) SCVMM
12 24 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
13 22 (0.20%) Nagios
14 20 (0.18%) OpenView
14 20 (0.18%) HP SIM
15 18 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
16 16 (0.15%) HP NNM
16 16 (0.15%) ServiceCenter
17 15 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 15 (0.14%) DameWare
Vendors
1 6984 (63.40%) Microsoft
2 1222 (11.09%) Citrix
3 1161 (10.54%) VMware
4 922 (8.37%) Cisco
5 597 (5.42%) Oracle
6 554 (5.03%) HP
7 422 (3.83%) Apple
8 388 (3.52%) SAP
9 342 (3.10%) Symantec
10 254 (2.31%) Adobe
11 238 (2.16%) Lotus
12 213 (1.93%) Dell
13 195 (1.77%) Avaya
14 167 (1.52%) Google
15 161 (1.46%) NetApp
16 160 (1.45%) Juniper
17 159 (1.44%) IBM
18 147 (1.33%) Remedy
18 147 (1.33%) Bloomberg
19 144 (1.31%) CheckPoint
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