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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 47 57 59
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 5410 4337 4589
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.11% 4.23% 4.19%
As % of the Applications category 32.28% 28.20% 28.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4457 3513 3744
Average salary £31,500 £31,500 £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 £52,500 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £28,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -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
16759 15379 16066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.83% 14.99% 14.68%
Number of salaries quoted 13807 12437 13771
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 £35,000

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +11 5113 £32,000 +1.58% 651
London +19 2214 £35,000 -1.40% 222
South East +4 1078 £27,500 - 140
City of London +22 581 £41,500 +15.27% 67
East of England +4 408 £29,000 -4.91% 61
South West +30 343 £30,000 +13.20% 48
North West +32 332 £30,000 +20.00% 60
Yorkshire +10 312 £30,000 +9.09% 48
West Midlands -5 267 £30,500 +10.90% 38
Berkshire +7 252 £35,000 -6.66% 35
Surrey +13 242 £28,250 +8.65% 17
Hampshire +4 229 £25,250 -8.18% 24
Manchester +36 222 £30,000 +11.11% 33
West Yorkshire -3 211 £30,000 +5.26% 33
East Midlands +24 160 £25,000 -23.07% 24
Leeds +10 146 £30,000 - 20
Hertfordshire -4 113 £32,000 +10.34% 13
Reading -7 113 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Scotland -7 109 £27,500 -15.38% 16
Buckinghamshire +8 102 £27,500 +14.58% 22
Essex +6 100 £29,000 -3.33% 8
Birmingham -8 98 £32,500 +8.33% 6
Cambridgeshire +15 92 £25,500 -26.61% 14
Wiltshire +22 86 £29,000 +10.47% 12
Milton Keynes +20 84 £27,500 +5.76% 16
Cheshire +26 78 £24,500 +6.52% 18
Kent +11 76 £28,750 +4.54% 14
South Yorkshire +32 68 £24,150 -12.18% 11
Gloucestershire +14 66 £31,500 +18.86% 8
Basingstoke +24 59 £30,500 -23.75% 8

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7182 (65.73%) Microsoft
2 5630 (51.53%) Windows
3 5381 (49.25%) MS Excel
4 3643 (33.34%) Active Directory
5 2627 (24.04%) Windows 7
6 2491 (22.80%) ITIL
7 2470 (22.61%) Finance
8 2068 (18.93%) SQL
9 2035 (18.63%) MS Exchange
10 1645 (15.06%) Degree
11 1642 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 1599 (14.63%) Windows XP
13 1573 (14.40%) SQL Server
14 1486 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
15 1361 (12.46%) Citrix
16 1284 (11.75%) VMware
17 1204 (11.02%) Project Management
18 1168 (10.69%) Windows Server 2003
19 1151 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
20 1136 (10.40%) Blackberry
21 1125 (10.30%) MS PowerPoint
22 1081 (9.89%) SharePoint
23 1028 (9.41%) SLA
24 995 (9.11%) TCP/IP
25 960 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
26 937 (8.58%) Cisco
27 931 (8.52%) DNS
28 915 (8.37%) Firewall
29 880 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
30 861 (7.88%) LAN

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2035 (18.63%) MS Exchange
2 1081 (9.89%) SharePoint
3 880 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 656 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 468 (4.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 429 (3.93%) IIS
7 404 (3.70%) Lync
8 350 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 348 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 189 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 173 (1.58%) IBM Notes
12 143 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
13 137 (1.25%) CMS
14 131 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
15 101 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
16 99 (0.91%) SAS
17 84 (0.77%) Tomcat
18 80 (0.73%) WorkSite
19 62 (0.57%) Apache
20 59 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5381 (49.25%) MS Excel
2 1125 (10.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 821 (7.51%) MS Visio
4 746 (6.83%) MS Project
5 131 (1.20%) Photoshop
6 75 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 70 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
8 66 (0.60%) InfoPath
9 59 (0.54%) Acrobat
10 47 (0.43%) SPSS
11 43 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 36 (0.33%) AutoCAD
13 35 (0.32%) InDesign
14 26 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
15 19 (0.17%) Fireworks
16 11 (0.10%) FreeHand
16 11 (0.10%) Simulink
17 9 (0.082%) PowerPivot
18 7 (0.064%) RoboHelp
18 7 (0.064%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 161 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 89 (0.81%) Google Analytics
3 52 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 51 (0.47%) Agresso
5 44 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 28 (0.26%) SAP CRM
6 28 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 24 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
8 21 (0.19%) SAP ERP
9 17 (0.16%) Visualfiles
10 14 (0.13%) SAP CO
10 14 (0.13%) SAP SM
11 13 (0.12%) SAP FI
11 13 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
11 13 (0.12%) Markit EDM
12 12 (0.11%) CA Clarity
12 12 (0.11%) SAP Business One
12 12 (0.11%) SalesLogix
13 11 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 11 (0.10%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 521 (4.77%) Office 365
2 109 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (0.81%) SaaS
4 57 (0.52%) IaaS
5 46 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (0.34%) Google Apps
7 23 (0.21%) PaaS
8 21 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (0.092%) SuccessFactors
10 9 (0.082%) Yammer
11 3 (0.027%) Taleo
12 1 (0.009%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.009%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 995 (9.11%) TCP/IP
2 931 (8.52%) DNS
3 915 (8.37%) Firewall
4 861 (7.88%) LAN
5 797 (7.29%) WAN
6 729 (6.67%) Internet
7 727 (6.65%) VPN
8 703 (6.43%) DHCP
9 439 (4.02%) SAN
10 403 (3.69%) VoIP
11 295 (2.70%) Wireless
12 164 (1.50%) Intranet
13 163 (1.49%) VLAN
14 139 (1.27%) NAS
15 136 (1.24%) Network Security
16 131 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
17 129 (1.18%) Ethernet
18 128 (1.17%) IP Telephony
19 127 (1.16%) FTP
20 120 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1573 (14.40%) SQL Server
2 451 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 307 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 247 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 229 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 186 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
7 179 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 178 (1.63%) Relational Database
9 173 (1.58%) MS Access
10 154 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
11 126 (1.15%) Data Mining
12 116 (1.06%) MySQL
13 114 (1.04%) Oracle Database
14 113 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 82 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
16 66 (0.60%) DB2
17 62 (0.57%) Big Data
18 54 (0.49%) OLAP
19 47 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 46 (0.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 291 (2.66%) Visual Studio
2 128 (1.17%) JIRA
3 114 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 81 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
5 73 (0.67%) Subversion
6 51 (0.47%) Selenium
7 50 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 39 (0.36%) Toad
9 37 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
10 34 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
11 33 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
12 30 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
13 27 (0.25%) Git (software)
13 27 (0.25%) RequisitePro
14 25 (0.23%) FrontPage
14 25 (0.23%) TeamCity
14 25 (0.23%) Jenkins
15 24 (0.22%) CaliberRM
16 23 (0.21%) WebDriver
17 21 (0.19%) SoapUI
General
1 2470 (22.61%) Finance
2 687 (6.29%) Legal
3 571 (5.23%) Law
4 508 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 506 (4.63%) Banking
6 491 (4.49%) Marketing
7 468 (4.28%) Retail
8 217 (1.99%) Advertising
9 211 (1.93%) Manufacturing
10 158 (1.45%) Back Office
11 118 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 104 (0.95%) German Language
13 102 (0.93%) Publishing
14 95 (0.87%) French Language
15 88 (0.81%) Front Office
16 85 (0.78%) Billing
17 83 (0.76%) Investment Banking
18 66 (0.60%) Automotive
19 49 (0.45%) Electronics
20 45 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3859 (35.32%) Analyst
2 1539 (14.09%) Support Analyst
3 1173 (10.74%) Support Engineer
4 1046 (9.57%) Service Analyst
5 1013 (9.27%) Service Desk Analyst
6 815 (7.46%) IT Support
7 753 (6.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 719 (6.58%) Developer
9 512 (4.69%) Project Manager
10 491 (4.49%) Desktop Support
11 485 (4.44%) 1st Line Support
12 436 (3.99%) Business Analyst
13 424 (3.88%) Consultant
14 420 (3.84%) Administrator
15 383 (3.51%) Technical Support
16 351 (3.21%) IT Support Analyst
17 301 (2.75%) Applications Support
18 280 (2.56%) Help Desk Support
19 271 (2.48%) Help Desk Analyst
20 268 (2.45%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 746 (6.83%) .NET
2 552 (5.05%) HTML
3 385 (3.52%) ASP.NET
4 363 (3.32%) CSS
5 348 (3.19%) XML
6 186 (1.70%) jQuery
7 161 (1.47%) HTML5
8 138 (1.26%) .NET Framework
9 124 (1.13%) Web Services
10 109 (1.00%) Ajax
11 96 (0.88%) WPF
12 90 (0.82%) Middleware
13 87 (0.80%) WCF
14 81 (0.74%) WinForms
15 79 (0.72%) Flash
16 77 (0.70%) XSLT
17 65 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
18 63 (0.58%) COM
19 55 (0.50%) J2EE
20 50 (0.46%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1486 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
2 1136 (10.40%) Blackberry
3 516 (4.72%) Management Information System
4 345 (3.16%) Computer Science
5 250 (2.29%) iPhone
6 208 (1.90%) Mathematics
7 179 (1.64%) User Experience
8 171 (1.57%) Thin Client
8 171 (1.57%) Clustering
8 171 (1.57%) Fat Client
9 153 (1.40%) Statistics
10 149 (1.36%) iPad
11 147 (1.35%) Hedge funds
12 145 (1.33%) Social Media
13 143 (1.31%) EPoS
14 138 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
15 133 (1.22%) Client/Server
16 129 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
17 110 (1.01%) PDA
18 94 (0.86%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5630 (51.53%) Windows
2 2627 (24.04%) Windows 7
3 1642 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1599 (14.63%) Windows XP
5 1168 (10.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 843 (7.72%) Windows 8
7 798 (7.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 576 (5.27%) Linux
9 356 (3.26%) UNIX
10 336 (3.08%) Windows Vista
11 297 (2.72%) Mac OS X
12 264 (2.42%) Android
13 220 (2.01%) Apple iOS
14 125 (1.14%) Solaris
15 103 (0.94%) Windows 2000
16 66 (0.60%) Mac OS
17 65 (0.59%) AIX
18 56 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
19 54 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
20 41 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2491 (22.80%) ITIL
2 1204 (11.02%) Project Management
3 695 (6.36%) PRINCE2
4 676 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
5 642 (5.88%) CRM
6 629 (5.76%) Service Management
7 610 (5.58%) Service Delivery
8 563 (5.15%) Change Management
9 556 (5.09%) Time Management
10 387 (3.54%) Business Analysis
11 373 (3.41%) Incident Management
12 359 (3.29%) Business Intelligence
13 341 (3.12%) Problem Management
14 312 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
14 312 (2.86%) Data Analysis
15 300 (2.75%) User Acceptance Testing
16 295 (2.70%) Document Management
17 289 (2.65%) Workflow
18 286 (2.62%) Analytics
19 279 (2.55%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2068 (18.93%) SQL
2 614 (5.62%) C#
3 422 (3.86%) JavaScript
4 314 (2.87%) PowerShell
5 313 (2.86%) Java
6 286 (2.62%) T-SQL
7 278 (2.54%) C
8 264 (2.42%) VBA
9 244 (2.23%) VB
10 176 (1.61%) VB.NET
11 130 (1.19%) VBScript
12 112 (1.03%) Perl
13 102 (0.93%) Python
14 95 (0.87%) PHP
15 89 (0.81%) C++
16 85 (0.78%) PL/SQL
17 78 (0.71%) Shell Script
18 55 (0.50%) VB6
19 51 (0.47%) Bash Shell
20 30 (0.27%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1645 (15.06%) Degree
2 1151 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 632 (5.78%) MCP
4 571 (5.23%) MCSE
5 437 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 390 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 356 (3.26%) MCSA
8 346 (3.17%) CCNA
9 275 (2.52%) MCITP
10 264 (2.42%) SC Cleared
11 225 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
12 186 (1.70%) ISEB
13 182 (1.67%) A+ Certification
14 176 (1.61%) MCTS
15 144 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 141 (1.29%) PMI Certification
17 119 (1.09%) CCNP
18 109 (1.00%) MCDST
19 100 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 87 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1028 (9.41%) SLA
2 372 (3.40%) QA
3 148 (1.35%) ISO 9001
4 76 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 40 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 33 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 28 (0.26%) COBIT
9 15 (0.14%) HL7
10 12 (0.11%) Solvency II
10 12 (0.11%) ISO 14001
11 11 (0.10%) Basel II
12 9 (0.082%) ISO 9000
13 8 (0.073%) P3O
14 6 (0.055%) GAMP
15 5 (0.046%) GCP
16 3 (0.027%) COSO
16 3 (0.027%) GMP
16 3 (0.027%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 2 (0.018%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3643 (33.34%) Active Directory
2 960 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 467 (4.27%) Hyper-V
4 391 (3.58%) XenApp
5 220 (2.01%) vSphere
6 159 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
7 154 (1.41%) Terminal Services
8 140 (1.28%) VMware ESX
9 130 (1.19%) XenDesktop
10 95 (0.87%) XenServer
11 56 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 52 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
13 47 (0.43%) MetaFrame
14 45 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
15 39 (0.36%) ISA Server
16 33 (0.30%) VMware Server
17 26 (0.24%) Firmware
18 25 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 22 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
20 18 (0.16%) UAG
Systems Management
1 487 (4.46%) SCCM
2 254 (2.32%) Backup Exec
3 193 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 122 (1.12%) SCOM
5 110 (1.01%) WSUS
6 78 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
7 70 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 59 (0.54%) NetBackup
9 47 (0.43%) Tivoli
10 44 (0.40%) Nagios
11 40 (0.37%) OpenView
12 37 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 36 (0.33%) SCVMM
14 34 (0.31%) Opsview
14 34 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 23 (0.21%) HP SIM
15 23 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
15 23 (0.21%) ARCserve
16 22 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 20 (0.18%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 7182 (65.73%) Microsoft
2 1361 (12.46%) Citrix
3 1284 (11.75%) VMware
4 937 (8.58%) Cisco
5 631 (5.78%) Oracle
6 599 (5.48%) HP
7 442 (4.05%) Apple
8 347 (3.18%) Symantec
9 336 (3.08%) SAP
10 222 (2.03%) Dell
10 222 (2.03%) Adobe
11 187 (1.71%) Lotus
12 183 (1.67%) Avaya
13 172 (1.57%) NetApp
14 161 (1.47%) CheckPoint
15 159 (1.46%) Google
16 156 (1.43%) Juniper
17 153 (1.40%) Remedy
18 148 (1.35%) Bloomberg
19 140 (1.28%) IBM
United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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East London
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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