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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 57 54 57
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 4957 5620 4641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.54% 4.69% 4.24%
As % of the Applications category 31.00% 30.54% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3979 4555 3773
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000

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
15989 18400 16626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 14.64% 15.35% 15.19%
Number of salaries quoted 12842 14911 13749
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
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 2 July 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 2 July 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
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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 -4 4629 £32,500 - 558
London -7 1838 £35,000 -2.77% 212
South East +3 1041 £32,000 +6.66% 106
East of England -4 444 £30,000 -6.25% 45
City of London 0 414 £37,500 +7.14% 73
North West +16 347 £30,000 +15.38% 60
Yorkshire -3 305 £27,000 -5.26% 49
Surrey +34 291 £35,000 +12.90% 21
South West -18 257 £29,000 +16.00% 26
West Yorkshire +8 218 £30,000 +9.09% 38
West Midlands -25 190 £26,625 -19.31% 37
Berkshire -25 186 £32,500 -13.33% 19
East Midlands +25 172 £23,500 -13.05% 19
Buckinghamshire +16 171 £32,000 +20.75% 16
Hertfordshire -14 157 £30,500 -6.15% 18
Manchester +13 152 £31,500 +26.00% 27
Leeds +5 150 £32,500 +8.33% 25
Hampshire -23 131 £24,500 -18.33% 17
Reading -3 116 £30,000 -30.63% 11
Cheshire +2 112 £28,750 -4.16% 19
Milton Keynes +14 101 £30,000 +13.20% 13
Scotland -8 101 £32,500 -7.14% 18
Essex -2 89 £35,000 +20.68% 7
Cambridgeshire -3 85 £30,000 +8.10% 10
Bedfordshire +21 81 £32,250 -7.85% 8
Kent -8 77 £30,000 -11.11% 12
West Sussex -10 70 £27,000 -1.81% 2
Bristol -18 67 £27,125 -16.53% 8
Wales +8 66 £35,000 - 7
Birmingham -31 65 £35,000 +2.94% 13

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 7287 (68.97%) Microsoft
2 5406 (51.16%) MS Excel
3 5193 (49.15%) Windows
4 3272 (30.97%) Active Directory
5 2422 (22.92%) Finance
6 2256 (21.35%) Windows 7
7 2133 (20.19%) ITIL
8 2042 (19.33%) SQL
9 1790 (16.94%) MS Exchange
10 1669 (15.80%) Degree
11 1550 (14.67%) SQL Server
12 1485 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
13 1472 (13.93%) Analytical Skills
14 1373 (12.99%) Project Management
15 1324 (12.53%) VMware
16 1283 (12.14%) Citrix
17 1152 (10.90%) Windows XP
18 1071 (10.14%) SharePoint
19 1049 (9.93%) MS PowerPoint
20 1019 (9.64%) SLA
20 1019 (9.64%) TCP/IP
21 1004 (9.50%) Windows Server 2003
22 1003 (9.49%) Microsoft Certification
23 998 (9.45%) Windows 8
24 945 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
25 941 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
26 890 (8.42%) Blackberry
27 876 (8.29%) Cisco
28 854 (8.08%) LAN
29 821 (7.77%) Firewall

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 1790 (16.94%) MS Exchange
2 1071 (10.14%) SharePoint
3 720 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 423 (4.00%) IIS
5 409 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 383 (3.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 311 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 306 (2.90%) Lync
9 222 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
10 182 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 179 (1.69%) SAS
12 139 (1.32%) IBM Notes
13 134 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
14 113 (1.07%) WorkSite
15 82 (0.78%) CMS
16 72 (0.68%) Apache
17 68 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
18 67 (0.63%) Tomcat
19 57 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
20 52 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5406 (51.16%) MS Excel
2 1049 (9.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 811 (7.68%) MS Visio
4 723 (6.84%) MS Project
5 128 (1.21%) Photoshop
6 96 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
7 76 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 58 (0.55%) SPSS
9 55 (0.52%) InfoPath
10 47 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
11 38 (0.36%) Acrobat
12 37 (0.35%) PowerPivot
13 34 (0.32%) AutoCAD
14 31 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
15 30 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
16 28 (0.27%) InDesign
17 15 (0.14%) Fireworks
18 9 (0.085%) Open Workbench
19 8 (0.076%) Solid Edge
19 8 (0.076%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 156 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 33 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 30 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 25 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
6 19 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
7 18 (0.17%) SAP BPC
8 15 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
8 15 (0.14%) AWD
8 15 (0.14%) Agresso
9 14 (0.13%) Summit
10 13 (0.12%) HFM
11 11 (0.10%) Visualfiles
11 11 (0.10%) WebTrends
11 11 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
11 11 (0.10%) SAP Business One
12 10 (0.095%) Sage 200
12 10 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (0.095%) assyst
13 9 (0.085%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 703 (6.65%) Office 365
2 135 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (1.06%) Google Analytics
4 107 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 92 (0.87%) SaaS
6 91 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
7 51 (0.48%) IaaS
8 42 (0.40%) Google Apps
9 38 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 37 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 37 (0.35%) Mimecast
11 34 (0.32%) PaaS
12 10 (0.095%) SuccessFactors
13 7 (0.066%) Dropbox
14 6 (0.057%) Google Drive
14 6 (0.057%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.057%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.047%) Basecamp
15 5 (0.047%) Yammer
16 4 (0.038%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1019 (9.64%) TCP/IP
2 854 (8.08%) LAN
3 821 (7.77%) Firewall
4 795 (7.52%) DNS
5 748 (7.08%) WAN
6 702 (6.64%) VPN
7 632 (5.98%) DHCP
8 553 (5.23%) Internet
9 424 (4.01%) VoIP
10 388 (3.67%) SAN
11 329 (3.11%) Wireless
12 181 (1.71%) VLAN
13 163 (1.54%) Intranet
14 157 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
15 130 (1.23%) NAS
16 110 (1.04%) Network Security
17 107 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
17 107 (1.01%) MPLS
18 91 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
19 81 (0.77%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1550 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 404 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 395 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 205 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 204 (1.93%) Relational Database
6 203 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 191 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 145 (1.37%) MS Access
9 127 (1.20%) Data Mining
9 127 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 121 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
11 118 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
12 111 (1.05%) Oracle Database
13 98 (0.93%) MySQL
14 72 (0.68%) RDBMS
15 67 (0.63%) Big Data
16 63 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
17 51 (0.48%) QlikView
18 48 (0.45%) DB2
19 46 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 229 (2.17%) Visual Studio
2 140 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 127 (1.20%) JIRA
4 63 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 48 (0.45%) Subversion
6 42 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
7 39 (0.37%) Selenium
8 35 (0.33%) HP UFT
8 35 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 24 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 23 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
11 21 (0.20%) MSI
11 21 (0.20%) MSBuild
12 16 (0.15%) NUnit
12 16 (0.15%) Toad
13 14 (0.13%) CruiseControl
13 14 (0.13%) Axure RP
14 13 (0.12%) Jenkins
15 12 (0.11%) SoapUI
15 12 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2422 (22.92%) Finance
2 605 (5.73%) Legal
3 547 (5.18%) Marketing
4 517 (4.89%) Telecoms
5 511 (4.84%) Law
6 491 (4.65%) Banking
7 433 (4.10%) Retail
8 209 (1.98%) Advertising
9 161 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 159 (1.50%) Back Office
11 152 (1.44%) Publishing
12 108 (1.02%) Front Office
13 92 (0.87%) French Language
14 91 (0.86%) Billing
15 79 (0.75%) German Language
16 76 (0.72%) Financial Institution
17 62 (0.59%) Electronics
18 60 (0.57%) Investment Banking
19 57 (0.54%) Games
20 48 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3761 (35.60%) Analyst
2 1470 (13.91%) Support Analyst
3 1186 (11.22%) Support Engineer
4 908 (8.59%) Service Analyst
5 864 (8.18%) Service Desk Analyst
6 808 (7.65%) IT Support
7 712 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support
8 676 (6.40%) Developer
9 548 (5.19%) Project Manager
10 499 (4.72%) Desktop Support
11 448 (4.24%) 1st Line Support
12 430 (4.07%) Business Analyst
13 383 (3.62%) Technical Support
14 379 (3.59%) Consultant
15 369 (3.49%) Administrator
16 342 (3.24%) IT Support Analyst
17 284 (2.69%) Junior
18 272 (2.57%) IT Support Engineer
19 254 (2.40%) Graduate
20 251 (2.38%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 661 (6.26%) .NET
2 569 (5.39%) HTML
3 343 (3.25%) CSS
4 303 (2.87%) ASP.NET
5 268 (2.54%) XML
6 184 (1.74%) Web Services
7 148 (1.40%) .NET Framework
8 146 (1.38%) jQuery
9 112 (1.06%) HTML5
10 111 (1.05%) COM
11 86 (0.81%) WCF
12 80 (0.76%) Ajax
13 66 (0.62%) Middleware
14 60 (0.57%) Entity Framework
14 60 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
15 52 (0.49%) WPF
16 48 (0.45%) XSLT
17 46 (0.44%) WinForms
17 46 (0.44%) RESTful
18 43 (0.41%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1472 (13.93%) Analytical Skills
2 890 (8.42%) Blackberry
3 586 (5.55%) Management Information System
4 417 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 317 (3.00%) Data Centre
6 215 (2.03%) iPhone
7 207 (1.96%) Mathematics
8 179 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 178 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
10 168 (1.59%) iPad
11 161 (1.52%) Fat Client
11 161 (1.52%) Thin Client
12 160 (1.51%) User Experience
13 159 (1.50%) Statistics
14 150 (1.42%) Hedge funds
15 138 (1.31%) E-Learning
16 132 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
17 125 (1.18%) Social Media
18 120 (1.14%) Clustering
19 102 (0.97%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5193 (49.15%) Windows
2 2256 (21.35%) Windows 7
3 1485 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 1152 (10.90%) Windows XP
5 1004 (9.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 998 (9.45%) Windows 8
7 941 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 563 (5.33%) Linux
9 369 (3.49%) Mac OS X
10 339 (3.21%) Android
11 291 (2.75%) Windows Vista
12 287 (2.72%) UNIX
13 278 (2.63%) Apple iOS
14 105 (0.99%) Mac OS
15 101 (0.96%) Solaris
16 73 (0.69%) Windows 2000
17 71 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
18 60 (0.57%) AIX
19 45 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 33 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2133 (20.19%) ITIL
2 1373 (12.99%) Project Management
3 751 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
4 699 (6.62%) PRINCE2
5 663 (6.27%) Service Management
6 648 (6.13%) Time Management
7 645 (6.10%) CRM
8 557 (5.27%) Change Management
9 502 (4.75%) Service Delivery
10 489 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
11 426 (4.03%) Business Analysis
12 406 (3.84%) Incident Management
13 349 (3.30%) SDLC
14 340 (3.22%) Problem Management
15 330 (3.12%) Migration
16 329 (3.11%) Analytics
17 323 (3.06%) Stakeholder Management
18 316 (2.99%) Data Analysis
19 300 (2.84%) Document Management
20 297 (2.81%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2042 (19.33%) SQL
2 483 (4.57%) C#
3 403 (3.81%) JavaScript
4 310 (2.93%) T-SQL
5 260 (2.46%) Java
6 254 (2.40%) C
7 253 (2.39%) VBA
8 230 (2.18%) PowerShell
9 214 (2.03%) VB
10 113 (1.07%) PL/SQL
11 104 (0.98%) Perl
12 102 (0.97%) Python
13 95 (0.90%) VB.NET
14 84 (0.80%) C++
15 83 (0.79%) PHP
16 78 (0.74%) VBScript
17 54 (0.51%) Shell Script
18 50 (0.47%) R
19 32 (0.30%) Bash Shell
20 27 (0.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1669 (15.80%) Degree
2 1003 (9.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 547 (5.18%) MCP
4 486 (4.60%) MCSE
5 432 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
6 337 (3.19%) CCNA
7 314 (2.97%) Security Cleared
8 292 (2.76%) MCITP
9 280 (2.65%) MCSA
10 250 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
11 193 (1.83%) SC Cleared
12 169 (1.60%) ISEB
13 138 (1.31%) MCTS
14 137 (1.30%) PMI Certification
15 135 (1.28%) A+ Certification
16 116 (1.10%) MCDST
17 108 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 105 (0.99%) CCNP
19 103 (0.97%) MOS
20 83 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1019 (9.64%) SLA
2 447 (4.23%) QA
3 77 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 69 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 30 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 27 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 22 (0.21%) ISO 14001
9 19 (0.18%) COBIT
10 17 (0.16%) HL7
11 13 (0.12%) PMBOK
12 12 (0.11%) P3O
13 10 (0.095%) ISO 9002
14 8 (0.076%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 7 (0.066%) Solvency II
16 6 (0.057%) JTAG
17 5 (0.047%) GCP
18 4 (0.038%) GMP
19 3 (0.028%) ISO 9000
20 1 (0.009%) GAAP
System Software
1 3272 (30.97%) Active Directory
2 945 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 435 (4.12%) Hyper-V
4 391 (3.70%) XenApp
5 275 (2.60%) vSphere
6 203 (1.92%) XenDesktop
7 162 (1.53%) VMware ESX
8 156 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
9 142 (1.34%) Terminal Services
10 78 (0.74%) XenServer
11 75 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
11 75 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 46 (0.44%) ISA Server
13 31 (0.29%) Terminal Server
14 26 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
15 25 (0.24%) Firmware
16 24 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 21 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
18 20 (0.19%) Xen
18 20 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 532 (5.04%) SCCM
2 171 (1.62%) Backup Exec
3 134 (1.27%) SCOM
4 130 (1.23%) WSUS
5 103 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
6 69 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
7 63 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 39 (0.37%) Tivoli
9 38 (0.36%) SCVMM
10 35 (0.33%) Nagios
10 35 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
11 34 (0.32%) NetBackup
12 28 (0.27%) Opsview
13 27 (0.26%) OpenView
14 24 (0.23%) Casper Suite
14 24 (0.23%) AirWatch
14 24 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
15 23 (0.22%) vMotion
15 23 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 18 (0.17%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 7287 (68.97%) Microsoft
2 1324 (12.53%) VMware
3 1283 (12.14%) Citrix
4 876 (8.29%) Cisco
5 572 (5.41%) Oracle
6 515 (4.87%) HP
7 478 (4.52%) Apple
8 253 (2.39%) SAP
9 242 (2.29%) Adobe
10 225 (2.13%) Symantec
11 214 (2.03%) Avaya
12 203 (1.92%) Dell
13 199 (1.88%) Google
14 175 (1.66%) IBM
15 149 (1.41%) NetApp
16 148 (1.40%) Remedy
17 144 (1.36%) Lotus
18 128 (1.21%) Bloomberg
19 124 (1.17%) CheckPoint
20 119 (1.13%) Veeam
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Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £15000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 22 minutes ago
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Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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London
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Package
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Salary: competitive
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Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 43 minutes ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: Up to £29,000 per annum From Entry-Level up to £29,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £43,000-£55,000+ COMPETITIVE package
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Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: £22,000
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Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits package
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UK
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits package
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
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