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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 48 57 58
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 5399 4813 4705
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.02% 4.30% 4.32%
As % of the Applications category 32.77% 28.89% 28.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4349 3876 3719
Average salary £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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
16473 16660 16243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.31% 14.88% 14.93%
Number of salaries quoted 13312 13411 13487
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 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -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 March 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 March 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 +10 5116 £31,500 -3.07% 661
London +16 2197 £35,000 -4.10% 250
South East +12 1133 £28,500 -5.00% 136
City of London +22 564 £40,000 +8.10% 77
East of England +5 432 £27,500 -15.38% 45
North West +38 356 £27,500 +10.00% 56
Yorkshire +10 310 £30,000 +5.26% 47
Berkshire +25 300 £35,000 -2.77% 25
South West -10 277 £30,000 +20.00% 44
West Yorkshire +1 229 £30,000 +5.26% 31
Surrey +17 217 £27,500 - 19
West Midlands -21 215 £26,000 -13.33% 34
Hampshire +3 208 £24,000 -11.92% 26
Manchester +42 205 £27,500 +5.76% 22
Reading +25 181 £38,000 +4.10% 14
East Midlands +5 165 £25,000 -7.40% 30
Leeds +11 164 £30,000 - 17
Hertfordshire -10 149 £27,500 -8.33% 13
Buckinghamshire +1 115 £32,000 -4.47% 16
Cheshire +24 103 £28,000 +12.00% 16
Kent +29 101 £27,000 -16.92% 10
Essex +9 93 £28,500 -19.71% 10
Scotland -15 91 £25,000 -23.07% 27
Wiltshire +9 78 £26,500 +6.00% 13
Birmingham -17 77 £32,500 -13.33% 12
West Sussex -10 72 £25,750 -26.42% 11
Milton Keynes +20 69 £29,500 -16.90% 9
Bedfordshire +9 69 £34,250 +5.38% 6
Oxfordshire -10 63 £30,000 +13.20% 14
Gloucestershire +14 59 £34,375 +33.49% 5

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7352 (67.17%) Microsoft
2 5737 (52.41%) Windows
3 5432 (49.63%) MS Excel
4 3724 (34.02%) Active Directory
5 2682 (24.50%) Windows 7
6 2480 (22.66%) ITIL
7 2420 (22.11%) Finance
8 2071 (18.92%) SQL
9 2066 (18.87%) MS Exchange
10 1642 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 1611 (14.72%) Degree
12 1501 (13.71%) SQL Server
13 1491 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
14 1439 (13.15%) Citrix
15 1432 (13.08%) Windows XP
16 1372 (12.53%) VMware
17 1230 (11.24%) Project Management
18 1153 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
19 1124 (10.27%) Blackberry
20 1114 (10.18%) MS PowerPoint
21 1078 (9.85%) Windows Server 2003
22 1069 (9.77%) SLA
23 1051 (9.60%) TCP/IP
24 1030 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
25 1025 (9.36%) SharePoint
26 969 (8.85%) Cisco
27 938 (8.57%) Firewall
28 929 (8.49%) DNS
29 907 (8.29%) Windows 8
30 906 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2010

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2066 (18.87%) MS Exchange
2 1025 (9.36%) SharePoint
3 906 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 585 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 486 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 426 (3.89%) IIS
7 400 (3.65%) Lync
8 346 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 326 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2003
10 214 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
11 168 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
12 167 (1.53%) IBM Notes
13 109 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
14 105 (0.96%) CMS
15 101 (0.92%) SAS
16 90 (0.82%) WorkSite
17 88 (0.80%) Tomcat
18 84 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
19 71 (0.65%) Apache
20 53 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5432 (49.63%) MS Excel
2 1114 (10.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 780 (7.13%) MS Visio
4 686 (6.27%) MS Project
5 137 (1.25%) Photoshop
6 88 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 68 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 65 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
9 63 (0.58%) InfoPath
10 56 (0.51%) Acrobat
11 50 (0.46%) SPSS
12 36 (0.33%) AutoCAD
13 35 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
14 30 (0.27%) InDesign
15 21 (0.19%) Fireworks
16 9 (0.082%) RoboHelp
17 7 (0.064%) FrameMaker
17 7 (0.064%) Open Workbench
18 6 (0.055%) Final Cut Pro
18 6 (0.055%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 155 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 80 (0.73%) Google Analytics
3 53 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 49 (0.45%) Agresso
5 28 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 25 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 25 (0.23%) SAP CRM
7 20 (0.18%) SAP ERP
8 15 (0.14%) Summit
8 15 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
8 15 (0.14%) Visualfiles
9 13 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
9 13 (0.12%) SAP SM
9 13 (0.12%) AWD
9 13 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
10 12 (0.11%) SAP Business One
11 11 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
11 11 (0.10%) Eikon
12 10 (0.091%) Oracle Cash Management
12 10 (0.091%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 576 (5.26%) Office 365
2 134 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (0.81%) SaaS
4 62 (0.57%) IaaS
5 56 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 43 (0.39%) Google Apps
7 27 (0.25%) PaaS
8 25 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.091%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.091%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.037%) Taleo
11 3 (0.027%) Yammer
12 2 (0.018%) Basecamp
12 2 (0.018%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1051 (9.60%) TCP/IP
2 938 (8.57%) Firewall
3 929 (8.49%) DNS
4 900 (8.22%) LAN
5 801 (7.32%) WAN
6 768 (7.02%) VPN
7 721 (6.59%) Internet
8 696 (6.36%) DHCP
9 458 (4.18%) VoIP
10 433 (3.96%) SAN
11 321 (2.93%) Wireless
12 205 (1.87%) VLAN
13 173 (1.58%) Intranet
14 167 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
15 151 (1.38%) Network Security
16 127 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
17 120 (1.10%) FTP
18 109 (1.00%) Ethernet
19 108 (0.99%) NAS
20 106 (0.97%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1501 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 451 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 329 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 217 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 211 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 189 (1.73%) Relational Database
7 172 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
8 167 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 164 (1.50%) MS Access
10 141 (1.29%) Data Mining
11 121 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
12 114 (1.04%) Oracle Database
13 103 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 100 (0.91%) MySQL
15 68 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
16 67 (0.61%) Big Data
17 51 (0.47%) DB2
18 42 (0.38%) RDBMS
18 42 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 34 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 293 (2.68%) Visual Studio
2 119 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 118 (1.08%) JIRA
4 66 (0.60%) Dreamweaver
5 58 (0.53%) Subversion
6 47 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 42 (0.38%) Selenium
7 42 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 34 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
9 32 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
10 26 (0.24%) Toad
11 25 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
12 21 (0.19%) NUnit
13 20 (0.18%) Git (software)
14 19 (0.17%) RequisitePro
14 19 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 18 (0.16%) TeamCity
16 17 (0.16%) WebDriver
16 17 (0.16%) SoapUI
16 17 (0.16%) FrontPage
General
1 2420 (22.11%) Finance
2 675 (6.17%) Legal
3 578 (5.28%) Law
4 544 (4.97%) Telecoms
5 493 (4.50%) Retail
6 485 (4.43%) Marketing
7 481 (4.39%) Banking
8 217 (1.98%) Advertising
9 189 (1.73%) Manufacturing
10 164 (1.50%) Back Office
11 142 (1.30%) Publishing
12 113 (1.03%) Financial Institution
13 102 (0.93%) Billing
14 95 (0.87%) German Language
15 87 (0.79%) Front Office
16 86 (0.79%) French Language
17 73 (0.67%) Investment Banking
18 47 (0.43%) Multimedia
19 45 (0.41%) Electronics
20 42 (0.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 3885 (35.49%) Analyst
2 1642 (15.00%) Support Analyst
3 1189 (10.86%) Support Engineer
4 1045 (9.55%) Service Analyst
5 1011 (9.24%) Service Desk Analyst
6 859 (7.85%) IT Support
7 760 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
8 676 (6.18%) Developer
9 532 (4.86%) 1st Line Support
10 505 (4.61%) Desktop Support
11 491 (4.49%) Project Manager
12 439 (4.01%) Administrator
13 430 (3.93%) Technical Support
14 415 (3.79%) Business Analyst
15 385 (3.52%) Consultant
16 383 (3.50%) IT Support Analyst
17 278 (2.54%) Junior
18 277 (2.53%) Applications Support
19 267 (2.44%) Help Desk Support
20 265 (2.42%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 742 (6.78%) .NET
2 565 (5.16%) HTML
3 370 (3.38%) ASP.NET
4 353 (3.22%) CSS
5 306 (2.80%) XML
6 174 (1.59%) jQuery
7 164 (1.50%) .NET Framework
8 157 (1.43%) HTML5
9 137 (1.25%) Web Services
10 113 (1.03%) Ajax
11 102 (0.93%) WCF
12 99 (0.90%) WPF
13 97 (0.89%) COM
14 89 (0.81%) Middleware
15 79 (0.72%) WinForms
16 70 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
17 69 (0.63%) Flash
18 65 (0.59%) XSLT
19 60 (0.55%) Silverlight
20 52 (0.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1491 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
2 1124 (10.27%) Blackberry
3 520 (4.75%) Management Information System
4 343 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 248 (2.27%) iPhone
6 184 (1.68%) Client/Server
7 180 (1.64%) User Experience
8 174 (1.59%) Fat Client
8 174 (1.59%) Thin Client
9 163 (1.49%) EPoS
10 159 (1.45%) Mathematics
11 156 (1.43%) Clustering
12 154 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
12 154 (1.41%) iPad
13 151 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
14 149 (1.36%) Statistics
15 147 (1.34%) Hedge funds
16 145 (1.32%) Social Media
17 112 (1.02%) PDA
18 110 (1.00%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5737 (52.41%) Windows
2 2682 (24.50%) Windows 7
3 1642 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1432 (13.08%) Windows XP
5 1078 (9.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 907 (8.29%) Windows 8
7 842 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 583 (5.33%) Linux
9 330 (3.01%) UNIX
10 324 (2.96%) Mac OS X
11 320 (2.92%) Windows Vista
12 315 (2.88%) Android
13 291 (2.66%) Apple iOS
14 141 (1.29%) Solaris
15 104 (0.95%) Windows 2000
16 82 (0.75%) Mac OS
17 65 (0.59%) AIX
18 61 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
19 47 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
20 33 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2480 (22.66%) ITIL
2 1230 (11.24%) Project Management
3 677 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
4 664 (6.07%) CRM
5 657 (6.00%) PRINCE2
6 639 (5.84%) Service Management
7 597 (5.45%) Service Delivery
8 591 (5.40%) Time Management
9 515 (4.70%) Change Management
10 425 (3.88%) Incident Management
11 371 (3.39%) Business Analysis
12 359 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
13 341 (3.12%) Problem Management
14 340 (3.11%) Workflow
15 320 (2.92%) Migration
16 317 (2.90%) Data Analysis
17 310 (2.83%) Stakeholder Management
18 301 (2.75%) User Acceptance Testing
19 299 (2.73%) Document Management
20 274 (2.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2071 (18.92%) SQL
2 564 (5.15%) C#
3 409 (3.74%) JavaScript
4 307 (2.80%) PowerShell
5 289 (2.64%) Java
6 268 (2.45%) T-SQL
7 250 (2.28%) VBA
8 207 (1.89%) VB
9 205 (1.87%) C
10 131 (1.20%) VB.NET
11 111 (1.01%) Perl
12 109 (1.00%) VBScript
13 101 (0.92%) Python
14 91 (0.83%) PL/SQL
15 88 (0.80%) PHP
16 87 (0.79%) C++
17 71 (0.65%) Shell Script
18 49 (0.45%) Bash Shell
19 47 (0.43%) VB6
20 31 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 1611 (14.72%) Degree
2 1153 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 682 (6.23%) MCP
4 600 (5.48%) MCSE
5 460 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
6 380 (3.47%) Security Cleared
7 358 (3.27%) MCSA
7 358 (3.27%) CCNA
8 312 (2.85%) MCITP
9 267 (2.44%) SC Cleared
10 239 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
11 169 (1.54%) ISEB
12 168 (1.53%) A+ Certification
13 166 (1.52%) MCTS
14 144 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 136 (1.24%) CCNP
16 117 (1.07%) MCDST
17 111 (1.01%) MOS
18 108 (0.99%) PMI Certification
19 87 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1069 (9.77%) SLA
2 370 (3.38%) QA
3 123 (1.12%) ISO 9001
4 68 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 35 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 32 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (0.16%) COBIT
8 17 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 15 (0.14%) HL7
10 9 (0.082%) P3O
10 9 (0.082%) PMBOK
11 5 (0.046%) JTAG
11 5 (0.046%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.046%) ISO 9000
12 4 (0.037%) ISO 9002
13 3 (0.027%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.027%) GMP
14 2 (0.018%) GCP
14 2 (0.018%) Basel II
System Software
1 3724 (34.02%) Active Directory
2 1030 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 459 (4.19%) Hyper-V
4 441 (4.03%) XenApp
5 261 (2.38%) vSphere
6 191 (1.74%) XenDesktop
7 187 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
8 146 (1.33%) VMware ESX
9 142 (1.30%) Terminal Services
10 89 (0.81%) XenServer
11 64 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 58 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
13 44 (0.40%) ISA Server
14 42 (0.38%) VMware Server
15 34 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
16 33 (0.30%) MetaFrame
17 24 (0.22%) Firmware
18 23 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 20 (0.18%) Xen
20 18 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 555 (5.07%) SCCM
2 201 (1.84%) Backup Exec
3 169 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 133 (1.22%) SCOM
5 131 (1.20%) WSUS
6 94 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 67 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
8 51 (0.47%) NetBackup
9 49 (0.45%) OpenView
10 48 (0.44%) Nagios
11 47 (0.43%) Tivoli
12 42 (0.38%) SCVMM
13 41 (0.37%) Opsview
14 33 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
15 32 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 32 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 32 (0.29%) ARCserve
16 29 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 22 (0.20%) HP SIM
18 21 (0.19%) DameWare
Vendors
1 7352 (67.17%) Microsoft
2 1439 (13.15%) Citrix
3 1372 (12.53%) VMware
4 969 (8.85%) Cisco
5 595 (5.44%) HP
6 585 (5.34%) Oracle
7 522 (4.77%) Apple
8 318 (2.91%) Symantec
9 299 (2.73%) SAP
10 251 (2.29%) Dell
11 241 (2.20%) Adobe
12 203 (1.85%) Avaya
13 177 (1.62%) Lotus
14 169 (1.54%) Google
15 164 (1.50%) NetApp
15 164 (1.50%) CheckPoint
16 150 (1.37%) Remedy
17 137 (1.25%) Juniper
18 136 (1.24%) IBM
19 135 (1.23%) Veeam
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