The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 51 58 63
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 5519 4595 4594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.73% 4.21% 3.91%
As % of the Applications category 31.26% 27.97% 28.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4433 3758 3951
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
17654 16427 16132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.13% 15.06% 13.74%
Number of salaries quoted 14251 13601 13992
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +6 5189 £32,500 - 659
London +13 2237 £36,000 -4.00% 250
South East +2 1105 £30,000 - 164
City of London +14 565 £35,000 -17.64% 95
East of England +23 512 £32,000 -1.53% 54
Yorkshire -14 349 £28,500 +3.63% 48
South West +6 311 £25,000 -10.71% 43
Berkshire -3 299 £35,250 +11.90% 38
North West +7 293 £26,000 -5.45% 38
West Midlands -3 226 £32,500 - 21
West Yorkshire -19 224 £27,000 -10.00% 32
Hertfordshire +10 215 £32,500 +5.69% 14
Hampshire +13 194 £29,000 +3.57% 29
Surrey -15 191 £30,000 -6.25% 33
Leeds -19 155 £30,000 +9.09% 21
Manchester +17 146 £26,000 +1.96% 15
Scotland +9 144 £35,000 +16.66% 25
East Midlands -27 120 £26,000 -6.30% 26
Cambridgeshire +13 119 £29,143 -10.33% 15
Buckinghamshire +3 119 £25,000 -13.79% 11
Kent +30 113 £32,500 +19.26% 6
Reading -8 111 £45,000 +80.00% 7
Watford +29 99 £32,500 -15.58% 4
Wiltshire +12 98 £25,000 -10.71% 16
Cheshire -1 94 £30,000 +1.69% 10
Essex +25 87 £31,000 -31.11% 6
Birmingham -7 86 £33,000 -6.38% 7
Cambridge +27 79 £30,000 -19.46% 9
Glasgow +19 75 £35,000 -9.09% 7
South Yorkshire +7 72 £30,000 +44.57% 5

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 6747 (62.47%) Microsoft
2 5456 (50.52%) MS Excel
3 5432 (50.30%) Windows
4 3280 (30.37%) Active Directory
5 2664 (24.67%) Finance
6 2272 (21.04%) Windows 7
7 2061 (19.08%) ITIL
8 2031 (18.81%) SQL
9 1799 (16.66%) MS Exchange
10 1730 (16.02%) Degree
11 1717 (15.90%) Windows XP
12 1623 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
13 1459 (13.51%) SQL Server
14 1427 (13.21%) Project Management
15 1224 (11.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 1205 (11.16%) MS PowerPoint
17 1182 (10.94%) Citrix
18 1156 (10.70%) VMware
19 1062 (9.83%) TCP/IP
20 1046 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
21 970 (8.98%) SharePoint
22 919 (8.51%) Blackberry
23 896 (8.30%) Cisco
24 890 (8.24%) MS Project
25 882 (8.17%) DNS
26 831 (7.69%) MS Visio
27 805 (7.45%) SLA
28 804 (7.44%) .NET
29 800 (7.41%) PRINCE2
30 771 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 1799 (16.66%) MS Exchange
2 970 (8.98%) SharePoint
3 697 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 539 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 427 (3.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 391 (3.62%) IIS
7 312 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 251 (2.32%) Lync
9 248 (2.30%) IBM Notes
10 181 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
11 146 (1.35%) CMS
12 135 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
13 116 (1.07%) WorkSite
14 113 (1.05%) Tomcat
15 108 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
16 107 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
17 94 (0.87%) SAS
18 90 (0.83%) WebSphere
19 75 (0.69%) MS Project Server
20 64 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5456 (50.52%) MS Excel
2 1205 (11.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 890 (8.24%) MS Project
4 831 (7.69%) MS Visio
5 128 (1.19%) Photoshop
6 83 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
7 78 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
8 61 (0.56%) Acrobat
9 40 (0.37%) InDesign
10 28 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
11 27 (0.25%) SPSS
12 26 (0.24%) AutoCAD
12 26 (0.24%) PowerPivot
13 23 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
14 22 (0.20%) InfoPath
15 16 (0.15%) FrameMaker
16 14 (0.13%) RoboHelp
17 8 (0.074%) Fireworks
18 7 (0.065%) Maya
18 7 (0.065%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 119 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.44%) Google Analytics
2 47 (0.44%) SAP FI
3 41 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
3 41 (0.38%) SAP CO
4 38 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 33 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 29 (0.27%) HFM
7 26 (0.24%) SAP BPC
8 25 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
9 24 (0.22%) Magento
10 22 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
11 20 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
12 18 (0.17%) SAP Business One
13 17 (0.16%) Cognos Planning
13 17 (0.16%) Visualfiles
13 17 (0.16%) Cognos Controller
14 15 (0.14%) assyst
14 15 (0.14%) Agresso
14 15 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 330 (3.06%) Office 365
2 101 (0.94%) SaaS
3 59 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 42 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 30 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (0.21%) IaaS
6 23 (0.21%) Google Apps
7 19 (0.18%) PaaS
8 6 (0.056%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.037%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.037%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.009%) Pure360
11 1 (0.009%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.009%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 1062 (9.83%) TCP/IP
2 882 (8.17%) DNS
3 729 (6.75%) DHCP
4 727 (6.73%) Firewall
5 721 (6.68%) LAN
6 662 (6.13%) VPN
7 618 (5.72%) WAN
8 600 (5.56%) Internet
9 312 (2.89%) Wireless
10 272 (2.52%) SAN
11 262 (2.43%) VoIP
12 146 (1.35%) Intranet
13 131 (1.21%) Network Security
14 116 (1.07%) VLAN
15 112 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
16 108 (1.00%) HTTP
16 108 (1.00%) IP Telephony
17 103 (0.95%) SSL
18 98 (0.91%) NAS
19 87 (0.81%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1459 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 385 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 354 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 240 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 233 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 194 (1.80%) Relational Database
6 194 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
7 150 (1.39%) MS Access
8 148 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
9 140 (1.30%) MySQL
10 117 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 104 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 95 (0.88%) Data Mining
13 92 (0.85%) Oracle Database
14 81 (0.75%) OLAP
15 76 (0.70%) DB2
16 68 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
17 67 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 59 (0.55%) QlikView
19 51 (0.47%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 233 (2.16%) Visual Studio
2 143 (1.32%) JIRA
3 107 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 83 (0.77%) Dreamweaver
5 79 (0.73%) Subversion
6 60 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
7 58 (0.54%) Eclipse
8 57 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
9 54 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 38 (0.35%) Selenium
11 37 (0.34%) FrontPage
12 33 (0.31%) CaliberRM
12 33 (0.31%) Git (software)
12 33 (0.31%) RequisitePro
13 31 (0.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 27 (0.25%) MSI
15 25 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 23 (0.21%) MSBuild
16 23 (0.21%) Jenkins
17 22 (0.20%) SoapUI
General
1 2664 (24.67%) Finance
2 599 (5.55%) Legal
3 593 (5.49%) Marketing
4 545 (5.05%) Telecoms
5 528 (4.89%) Banking
6 517 (4.79%) Law
7 487 (4.51%) Retail
8 326 (3.02%) Advertising
9 168 (1.56%) Manufacturing
10 148 (1.37%) Back Office
10 148 (1.37%) Investment Banking
11 147 (1.36%) German Language
12 130 (1.20%) Front Office
13 121 (1.12%) Publishing
14 113 (1.05%) French Language
15 107 (0.99%) Financial Institution
16 103 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
17 100 (0.93%) Electronics
18 73 (0.68%) Automotive
19 70 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3828 (35.44%) Analyst
2 1647 (15.25%) Support Analyst
3 1001 (9.27%) Support Engineer
4 845 (7.82%) IT Support
5 746 (6.91%) Service Analyst
6 704 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
7 700 (6.48%) Developer
8 696 (6.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 560 (5.19%) Desktop Support
10 539 (4.99%) Project Manager
11 526 (4.87%) Consultant
12 456 (4.22%) Business Analyst
13 437 (4.05%) 1st Line Support
14 404 (3.74%) Administrator
15 390 (3.61%) Technical Support
16 359 (3.32%) IT Support Analyst
17 333 (3.08%) Help Desk Support
18 320 (2.96%) Help Desk Analyst
19 305 (2.82%) Desktop Analyst
20 302 (2.80%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 804 (7.44%) .NET
2 597 (5.53%) HTML
3 492 (4.56%) XML
4 347 (3.21%) CSS
5 323 (2.99%) ASP.NET
6 202 (1.87%) Web Services
7 144 (1.33%) .NET Framework
8 143 (1.32%) jQuery
9 99 (0.92%) SOAP
10 97 (0.90%) WCF
11 85 (0.79%) J2EE
12 80 (0.74%) COM
12 80 (0.74%) HTML5
13 75 (0.69%) WPF
14 74 (0.69%) Middleware
15 73 (0.68%) WinForms
16 66 (0.61%) XSLT
17 52 (0.48%) Ajax
18 50 (0.46%) JDBC
19 49 (0.45%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 919 (8.51%) Blackberry
2 565 (5.23%) Management Information System
3 391 (3.62%) Computer Science
4 259 (2.40%) Mathematics
5 176 (1.63%) iPhone
6 164 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 157 (1.45%) Statistics
8 145 (1.34%) iPad
9 129 (1.19%) Social Media
10 126 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
11 115 (1.06%) Mobile App
12 111 (1.03%) PMI
13 107 (0.99%) PDA
14 101 (0.94%) Hedge funds
15 95 (0.88%) Fat Client
15 95 (0.88%) Thin Client
16 84 (0.78%) Visualisation
17 82 (0.76%) Client/Server
18 77 (0.71%) E-Learning
19 75 (0.69%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5432 (50.30%) Windows
2 2272 (21.04%) Windows 7
3 1717 (15.90%) Windows XP
4 1623 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1224 (11.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 647 (5.99%) Windows 8
7 639 (5.92%) Linux
8 539 (4.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 340 (3.15%) UNIX
10 309 (2.86%) Windows Vista
11 288 (2.67%) Mac OS X
12 249 (2.31%) Android
13 198 (1.83%) Apple iOS
14 146 (1.35%) Windows 2000
15 107 (0.99%) Mac OS
16 70 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
17 66 (0.61%) Solaris
18 57 (0.53%) AIX
19 56 (0.52%) Windows Phone
20 36 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2061 (19.08%) ITIL
2 1427 (13.21%) Project Management
3 800 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 621 (5.75%) CRM
5 574 (5.31%) Service Delivery
6 531 (4.92%) Service Management
7 493 (4.56%) Change Management
8 444 (4.11%) Business Analysis
9 420 (3.89%) Time Management
10 391 (3.62%) Agile Software Development
11 334 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
12 332 (3.07%) Document Management
13 312 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 305 (2.82%) Incident Management
15 300 (2.78%) ERP
16 296 (2.74%) Continuous Improvement
17 290 (2.69%) Change Control
18 284 (2.63%) Workflow
19 280 (2.59%) E-Commerce
20 265 (2.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2031 (18.81%) SQL
2 588 (5.44%) C#
3 450 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 376 (3.48%) Java
5 320 (2.96%) VBA
6 283 (2.62%) T-SQL
7 262 (2.43%) PowerShell
8 249 (2.31%) C
9 248 (2.30%) VB
10 173 (1.60%) VB.NET
11 154 (1.43%) VBScript
12 151 (1.40%) C++
13 142 (1.31%) Perl
14 123 (1.14%) PHP
15 103 (0.95%) Python
16 51 (0.47%) Bash Shell
17 44 (0.41%) PL/SQL
18 35 (0.32%) ABAP
19 33 (0.31%) VB6
20 31 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1730 (16.02%) Degree
2 1046 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 493 (4.56%) MCSE
4 452 (4.19%) MCP
5 390 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
6 385 (3.56%) Security Cleared
7 308 (2.85%) MCITP
8 296 (2.74%) CCNA
9 262 (2.43%) MCSA
10 253 (2.34%) ISEB
11 252 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
12 206 (1.91%) SC Cleared
13 201 (1.86%) PMI Certification
14 134 (1.24%) A+ Certification
15 127 (1.18%) PMP
16 112 (1.04%) MCTS
17 85 (0.79%) CCNP
18 83 (0.77%) ISTQB
19 72 (0.67%) MOS
20 71 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 805 (7.45%) SLA
2 486 (4.50%) QA
3 123 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 79 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 56 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 43 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 28 (0.26%) COBIT
8 24 (0.22%) GCP
9 18 (0.17%) HL7
10 16 (0.15%) Data Quality
11 12 (0.11%) ISO 9000
12 11 (0.10%) EMIR
13 9 (0.083%) MiFID
13 9 (0.083%) GAMP
13 9 (0.083%) ISO 14001
13 9 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
14 8 (0.074%) TickIT
14 8 (0.074%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 8 (0.074%) FATCA
15 7 (0.065%) GMP
System Software
1 3280 (30.37%) Active Directory
2 771 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 428 (3.96%) Hyper-V
4 287 (2.66%) XenApp
5 195 (1.81%) vSphere
6 173 (1.60%) Terminal Services
7 101 (0.94%) XenDesktop
8 98 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 88 (0.81%) VMware ESX
10 82 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
11 71 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 54 (0.50%) ISA Server
13 52 (0.48%) Terminal Server
14 51 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
15 50 (0.46%) XenServer
16 43 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
17 38 (0.35%) MetaFrame
18 34 (0.31%) UAG
19 21 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 20 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 394 (3.65%) SCCM
2 213 (1.97%) Backup Exec
3 167 (1.55%) WSUS
4 117 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 108 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
6 77 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 54 (0.50%) SCOM
8 38 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
9 37 (0.34%) NetBackup
10 31 (0.29%) SCVMM
11 30 (0.28%) Tivoli
12 24 (0.22%) Nagios
13 23 (0.21%) DameWare
14 21 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 20 (0.19%) ARCserve
16 18 (0.17%) OpenView
16 18 (0.17%) HP SIM
16 18 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
17 16 (0.15%) MAILsweeper
18 15 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6747 (62.47%) Microsoft
2 1182 (10.94%) Citrix
3 1156 (10.70%) VMware
4 896 (8.30%) Cisco
5 604 (5.59%) Oracle
6 564 (5.22%) HP
7 448 (4.15%) Apple
8 418 (3.87%) SAP
9 316 (2.93%) Symantec
10 286 (2.65%) Adobe
11 274 (2.54%) Lotus
12 241 (2.23%) Dell
13 188 (1.74%) Avaya
14 167 (1.55%) IBM
15 165 (1.53%) Google
16 161 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
17 159 (1.47%) McAfee
18 157 (1.45%) Remedy
19 122 (1.13%) Juniper
20 121 (1.12%) NetApp
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Esum
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: From £350 to £400 per day 12 month contract
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hampshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + pension, 25days holiday
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cumbria
Experis Ltd
Salary: £24000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus (c25%, uncapped) + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
n-tier selection limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Longfield, Kent
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Company Car
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Company Car
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Salary: Market Rates + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday