Period
to 7 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 6 months to 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK > England
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 67 72
Rank change year-on-year -15 +5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,919 5,628 6,528
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.68% 4.07% 3.91%
As % of the Applications category 48.59% 47.63% 45.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,268 4,545 5,482
Median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 8,066 11,815 14,330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 7.58% 8.54% 8.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6,342 8,826 11,358
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,000 £21,925
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in England

Microsoft Office
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in England.

Salary trend for Microsoft Office in England

Microsoft Office
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Office in England over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Office in England

Microsoft Office
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the England region over the 6 months to 7 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -15 1,609 £40,436 +1.09% 109
South East +1 852 £35,000 +7.69% 133
North of England +5 566 £30,000 -4.76% 96
Midlands -14 377 £28,000 -13.85% 64
North West +3 297 £30,000 -14.29% 47
East of England 0 263 £30,000 -11.76% 62
South West +14 252 £29,750 -12.50% 64
West Midlands -15 237 £30,000 -3.23% 45
Yorkshire +13 217 £32,500 +22.64% 36
East Midlands -6 138 £27,500 -21.43% 19
North East -7 52 £27,000 +2.86% 13
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, IT jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 2,747 (70.09%) Microsoft
2 1,838 (46.90%) Windows
3 1,430 (36.49%) Office 365
4 1,238 (31.59%) Active Directory
5 951 (24.27%) Microsoft Excel
6 872 (22.25%) Windows 10
7 765 (19.52%) Finance
8 686 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
9 679 (17.33%) Windows Server
10 668 (17.05%) ITIL
11 640 (16.33%) SQL
12 568 (14.49%) Windows 7
13 555 (14.16%) Azure
14 493 (12.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 472 (12.04%) Project Management
16 471 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
17 469 (11.97%) VMware
18 461 (11.76%) Degree
19 421 (10.74%) MS Exchange
20 411 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
21 401 (10.23%) SharePoint
22 399 (10.18%) SQL Server
23 385 (9.82%) SLA
24 367 (9.36%) TCP/IP
25 364 (9.29%) LAN
26 358 (9.13%) DNS
27 336 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
28 335 (8.55%) Citrix
29 330 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
30 318 (8.11%) DHCP

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 421 (10.74%) MS Exchange
2 401 (10.23%) SharePoint
3 168 (4.29%) Skype for Business
4 137 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 97 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 80 (2.04%) Confluence
7 73 (1.86%) IIS
8 40 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 33 (0.84%) CMS
10 14 (0.36%) Apache
10 14 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (0.36%) Smallworld
11 12 (0.31%) WordPress
12 11 (0.28%) SAS
13 10 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (0.26%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.23%) EPiServer
15 7 (0.18%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.15%) ArcGIS
17 5 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 951 (24.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 493 (12.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 266 (6.79%) MS Visio
4 154 (3.93%) Microsoft Project
5 39 (1.00%) AutoCAD
6 30 (0.77%) Photoshop
7 23 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 22 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
9 20 (0.51%) Acrobat
10 13 (0.33%) NASTRAN
10 13 (0.33%) Siemens NX
11 12 (0.31%) InVision
11 12 (0.31%) Sketch
12 5 (0.13%) Zeplin
13 4 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.10%) Open Workbench
13 4 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
14 3 (0.077%) EPLAN
14 3 (0.077%) Revit
Business Applications
1 65 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
3 21 (0.54%) Elite 3E
4 16 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 13 (0.33%) Teamcenter
6 10 (0.26%) Magento
7 9 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.23%) Shopify
8 8 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.20%) GoldMine
8 8 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 7 (0.18%) Exchequer
9 7 (0.18%) FastStats
9 7 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
9 7 (0.18%) Veritas eDiscovery
10 5 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.13%) RiskWrite
11 4 (0.10%) Sage CRM
11 4 (0.10%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1,430 (36.49%) Office 365
2 555 (14.16%) Azure
3 165 (4.21%) AWS
4 149 (3.80%) Power Platform
5 120 (3.06%) SaaS
6 102 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 65 (1.66%) OneDrive
8 58 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
9 47 (1.20%) PaaS
10 40 (1.02%) IaaS
10 40 (1.02%) PowerApps
11 39 (1.00%) Mimecast
12 24 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
13 22 (0.56%) Google Analytics
14 21 (0.54%) G Suite
15 15 (0.38%) GCP
15 15 (0.38%) Microsoft Flow
15 15 (0.38%) WhatsApp
16 12 (0.31%) BrowserStack
16 12 (0.31%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 367 (9.36%) TCP/IP
2 364 (9.29%) LAN
3 358 (9.13%) DNS
4 318 (8.11%) DHCP
5 296 (7.55%) WAN
6 268 (6.84%) Firewall
7 217 (5.54%) VPN
8 204 (5.21%) Skype
9 193 (4.92%) Internet
10 185 (4.72%) VoIP
11 126 (3.22%) Wireless
12 113 (2.88%) VLAN
13 86 (2.19%) SAN
14 71 (1.81%) Broadband
15 63 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
16 61 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
17 48 (1.22%) Intranet
18 43 (1.10%) MPLS
19 42 (1.07%) Network Security
20 36 (0.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 399 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 125 (3.19%) Power BI
3 78 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 71 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 59 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
7 39 (1.00%) MS Access
8 36 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
9 34 (0.87%) MySQL
9 34 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 32 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 26 (0.66%) GIS
11 26 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 24 (0.61%) Oracle Database
13 22 (0.56%) Relational Database
14 18 (0.46%) Data Lake
15 17 (0.43%) Qlik Sense
16 16 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
17 15 (0.38%) DB2
18 12 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 187 (4.77%) JIRA
2 64 (1.63%) Visual Studio
3 54 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (1.28%) Git (software)
4 50 (1.28%) Selenium
5 31 (0.79%) Jenkins
6 24 (0.61%) SoapUI
7 19 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 18 (0.46%) SpecFlow
9 16 (0.41%) Subversion
10 15 (0.38%) MSI
11 13 (0.33%) TeamCity
12 12 (0.31%) Bitbucket
13 9 (0.23%) NUnit
14 8 (0.20%) Eclipse
15 7 (0.18%) Axure RP
15 7 (0.18%) GitLab
15 7 (0.18%) MSTest
15 7 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
16 6 (0.15%) WiX
General
1 765 (19.52%) Finance
2 246 (6.28%) Legal
3 210 (5.36%) Marketing
4 174 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 167 (4.26%) Law
6 123 (3.14%) Public Sector
7 117 (2.99%) Banking
8 111 (2.83%) Retail
9 107 (2.73%) Manufacturing
10 54 (1.38%) Advertising
11 46 (1.17%) Back Office
12 29 (0.74%) Local Government
13 28 (0.71%) Publishing
14 27 (0.69%) Billing
15 24 (0.61%) Electronics
16 22 (0.56%) Financial Institution
16 22 (0.56%) Games
17 19 (0.48%) Multimedia
18 16 (0.41%) Investment Banking
19 15 (0.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,137 (29.01%) Analyst
2 554 (14.14%) IT Support
3 445 (11.35%) Support Analyst
4 410 (10.46%) Support Engineer
5 274 (6.99%) 2nd Line Support
5 274 (6.99%) Service Analyst
6 251 (6.40%) Service Desk Analyst
7 249 (6.35%) IT Analyst
8 225 (5.74%) IT Engineer
9 188 (4.80%) Desktop Support
10 170 (4.34%) IT Support Engineer
11 169 (4.31%) IT Support Analyst
12 151 (3.85%) Developer
13 148 (3.78%) 1st Line Support
13 148 (3.78%) Project Manager
14 144 (3.67%) Business Analyst
15 142 (3.62%) Consultant
16 133 (3.39%) Applications Support
17 125 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 121 (3.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (3.65%) .NET
2 140 (3.57%) HTML
3 111 (2.83%) CSS
4 62 (1.58%) XML
5 56 (1.43%) ASP.NET
6 46 (1.17%) Web Services
7 31 (0.79%) .NET Framework
8 27 (0.69%) WSH
9 25 (0.64%) jQuery
10 24 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (0.51%) COM
12 17 (0.43%) HTML5
13 14 (0.36%) AngularJS
13 14 (0.36%) JSON
13 14 (0.36%) KML
13 14 (0.36%) LDAP
14 13 (0.33%) Ajax
14 13 (0.33%) REST
15 12 (0.31%) Entity Framework
16 11 (0.28%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 471 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
2 231 (5.89%) Self-Motivation
3 220 (5.61%) Management Information System
4 155 (3.96%) Data Centre
5 126 (3.22%) Video Conferencing
6 103 (2.63%) Driving Licence
7 73 (1.86%) User Experience
8 69 (1.76%) iPhone
9 65 (1.66%) Smartphone
10 52 (1.33%) Blackberry
11 49 (1.25%) iPad
12 47 (1.20%) Virtual Team
13 35 (0.89%) Client/Server
14 34 (0.87%) Mobile App
15 28 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
16 27 (0.69%) Fibre Optics
17 24 (0.61%) Hedge funds
18 23 (0.59%) e-Learning
18 23 (0.59%) Public Cloud
19 22 (0.56%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 1,838 (46.90%) Windows
2 872 (22.25%) Windows 10
3 679 (17.33%) Windows Server
4 568 (14.49%) Windows 7
5 336 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 223 (5.69%) Windows Server 2016
7 178 (4.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 166 (4.24%) Windows 8
9 156 (3.98%) Linux
10 137 (3.50%) Android
11 132 (3.37%) Apple iOS
12 81 (2.07%) Windows Server 2019
13 64 (1.63%) Mac OS X
14 54 (1.38%) Unix
15 47 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
16 45 (1.15%) Mac OS
16 45 (1.15%) Windows XP
17 21 (0.54%) Windows 2000
18 19 (0.48%) CentOS
19 13 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 686 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
2 668 (17.05%) ITIL
3 472 (12.04%) Project Management
4 411 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
5 256 (6.53%) Change Management
6 228 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 223 (5.69%) CRM
8 217 (5.54%) Mentoring
9 205 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
9 205 (5.23%) Migration
10 199 (5.08%) Project Delivery
11 188 (4.80%) Service Delivery
12 181 (4.62%) PRINCE2
13 177 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 175 (4.47%) Time Management
15 170 (4.34%) Service Management
16 169 (4.31%) Analytics
17 160 (4.08%) Business Analysis
18 150 (3.83%) Decision-Making
19 138 (3.52%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 640 (16.33%) SQL
2 230 (5.87%) PowerShell
3 131 (3.34%) C#
4 125 (3.19%) C
4 125 (3.19%) JavaScript
5 108 (2.76%) VBA
6 101 (2.58%) Python
7 72 (1.84%) VB
8 68 (1.74%) Java
9 58 (1.48%) T-SQL
10 53 (1.35%) PHP
11 46 (1.17%) VBScript
12 26 (0.66%) C++
13 25 (0.64%) VB.NET
14 24 (0.61%) R
15 14 (0.36%) PL/SQL
16 11 (0.28%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.26%) VB6
18 9 (0.23%) Bash Shell
19 7 (0.18%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 461 (11.76%) Degree
2 308 (7.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 134 (3.42%) MCSA
4 129 (3.29%) MCSE
5 118 (3.01%) Security Cleared
6 104 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 89 (2.27%) A+ Certification
8 85 (2.17%) MCP
9 79 (2.02%) CCNA
10 77 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
11 66 (1.68%) SC Cleared
12 53 (1.35%) ISEB
13 42 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 41 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 37 (0.94%) ISTQB
16 33 (0.84%) DBS Check
16 33 (0.84%) MCITP
17 32 (0.82%) CISSP
17 32 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
18 30 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 385 (9.82%) SLA
2 76 (1.94%) PMO
3 72 (1.84%) QA
4 58 (1.48%) GDPR
5 55 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 34 (0.87%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.20%) NIST
8 6 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.10%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.10%) IEC 62304
10 4 (0.10%) P3O
11 3 (0.077%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.077%) GMP
11 3 (0.077%) GxP
11 3 (0.077%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.051%) BS7799
12 2 (0.051%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 1,238 (31.59%) Active Directory
2 330 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (4.82%) Hyper-V
4 102 (2.60%) vSphere
5 78 (1.99%) XenApp
6 48 (1.22%) XenDesktop
7 44 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
8 39 (1.00%) Terminal Services
9 29 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
10 25 (0.64%) Firmware
11 24 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (0.43%) BitLocker
12 17 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 15 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
14 12 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (0.28%) Terminal Server
16 8 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 6 (0.15%) Docker
17 6 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
18 5 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 305 (7.78%) SCCM
2 98 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 55 (1.40%) WSUS
4 53 (1.35%) Backup Exec
5 39 (1.00%) vCenter Server
6 28 (0.71%) SCOM
7 23 (0.59%) AirWatch
8 20 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
9 19 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
11 13 (0.33%) HP ALM
12 12 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (0.28%) Ansible
13 11 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
13 11 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
13 11 (0.28%) PowerCLI
13 11 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 8 (0.20%) SCOrch
14 8 (0.20%) SCSM
14 8 (0.20%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 2,747 (70.09%) Microsoft
2 469 (11.97%) VMware
3 335 (8.55%) Citrix
4 250 (6.38%) Cisco
5 177 (4.52%) HP
6 169 (4.31%) Apple
7 119 (3.04%) Google
8 111 (2.83%) Adobe
9 102 (2.60%) ServiceNow
10 99 (2.53%) Oracle
11 89 (2.27%) iManage
12 84 (2.14%) Veeam
13 79 (2.02%) Dell
13 79 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
13 79 (2.02%) SAP
14 67 (1.71%) Avaya
15 65 (1.66%) Symantec
16 52 (1.33%) IBM
17 49 (1.25%) Sage
18 47 (1.20%) Bloomberg