Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 91 123 70
Rank change year-on-year +32 -53 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,784 1,493 4,603
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.48% 2.70% 3.94%
As % of the Applications category 40.82% 43.71% 49.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,700 1,223 3,799
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £21,000
25th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £35,038 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.03% +7.81% -4.41%
75th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £66,025 £62,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -2.99%

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 9,269 3,416 9,305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 8.51% 6.18% 7.97%
Number of salaries quoted 5,904 2,755 7,470
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £22,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.53% +8.97% -2.50%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +10.39% -3.75%

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 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022. 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 +28 1,332 £47,500 - 209
South East +31 679 £35,000 +7.69% 158
North of England +21 672 £32,500 +8.33% 216
Midlands +22 549 £32,000 -7.25% 178
North West +29 410 £31,500 -3.08% 114
West Midlands +12 328 £35,000 +1.45% 104
East of England +34 296 £33,500 -6.94% 88
South West +6 246 £31,750 -0.78% 90
East Midlands +34 215 £29,500 -10.61% 72
Yorkshire -18 200 £31,750 +15.45% 74
North East +22 62 £37,030 +39.73% 28
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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 2,784 (73.57%) Microsoft
2 1,622 (42.86%) Social Skills
3 1,491 (39.40%) Windows
4 1,198 (31.66%) Microsoft 365
5 1,086 (28.70%) Active Directory
6 937 (24.76%) Microsoft Excel
7 892 (23.57%) Problem-Solving
8 821 (21.70%) Finance
9 808 (21.35%) Windows 10
10 670 (17.71%) Azure
11 614 (16.23%) Analytical Skills
12 601 (15.88%) Agile Software Development
13 594 (15.70%) ITIL
14 580 (15.33%) Degree
15 579 (15.30%) SQL
16 566 (14.96%) Windows Server
17 514 (13.58%) Project Management
18 482 (12.74%) SharePoint
19 435 (11.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 410 (10.84%) Retail
21 407 (10.76%) Service Delivery
22 398 (10.52%) SQL Server
23 368 (9.73%) VMware
24 333 (8.80%) Management Information System
25 311 (8.22%) Self-Motivation
26 301 (7.95%) Marketing
27 299 (7.90%) Organisational Skills
28 295 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
29 282 (7.45%) Citrix
30 279 (7.37%) SLA

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
1 482 (12.74%) SharePoint
2 249 (6.58%) MS Exchange
3 80 (2.11%) Confluence
4 71 (1.88%) CMS
5 66 (1.74%) IIS
6 34 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 26 (0.69%) Skype for Business
9 15 (0.40%) SAS
10 12 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (0.29%) WordPress
12 10 (0.26%) Apache
13 9 (0.24%) Drupal
14 8 (0.21%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.16%) ArcGIS
15 6 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
15 6 (0.16%) MS Project Server
15 6 (0.16%) Office Communications Server
15 6 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 937 (24.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 435 (11.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 180 (4.76%) MS Visio
4 166 (4.39%) Microsoft Project
5 39 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 38 (1.00%) Photoshop
7 33 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
8 25 (0.66%) InDesign
9 23 (0.61%) AutoCAD
10 20 (0.53%) Acrobat
10 20 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
11 14 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
12 9 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
13 8 (0.21%) Adobe XD
14 6 (0.16%) FrameMaker
15 5 (0.13%) Camtasia
15 5 (0.13%) Sketch
16 4 (0.11%) iWork
16 4 (0.11%) Revit
17 2 (0.053%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 57 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 22 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 17 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 13 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 13 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
5 13 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
6 12 (0.32%) Maximo
6 12 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
7 10 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.26%) Elite 3E
7 10 (0.26%) Primavera
7 10 (0.26%) Workfront
8 9 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
8 9 (0.24%) Visualfiles
9 8 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
10 6 (0.16%) Magento
10 6 (0.16%) SAP EHS
10 6 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,198 (31.66%) Microsoft 365
2 670 (17.71%) Azure
3 268 (7.08%) Power Platform
4 205 (5.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 202 (5.34%) AWS
6 177 (4.68%) OneDrive
7 111 (2.93%) PowerApps
8 91 (2.40%) SaaS
9 64 (1.69%) Power Automate
10 61 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
11 48 (1.27%) PaaS
12 47 (1.24%) IaaS
13 46 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 41 (1.08%) Mimecast
15 40 (1.06%) Google Analytics
16 31 (0.82%) Google Ads
17 30 (0.79%) Smartsheet
18 24 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
18 24 (0.63%) Google Workspace
19 19 (0.50%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 272 (7.19%) Firewall
2 270 (7.14%) DNS
3 240 (6.34%) DHCP
4 225 (5.95%) WAN
5 223 (5.89%) TCP/IP
6 216 (5.71%) LAN
7 212 (5.60%) VPN
8 103 (2.72%) Wireless
9 101 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
10 96 (2.54%) VLAN
11 95 (2.51%) Internet
12 84 (2.22%) VoIP
13 72 (1.90%) WebEx
14 68 (1.80%) SAN
15 46 (1.22%) Skype
16 45 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
17 44 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
18 36 (0.95%) Intranet
19 30 (0.79%) NAS
20 26 (0.69%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 398 (10.52%) SQL Server
2 178 (4.70%) Power BI
3 94 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 88 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 75 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 47 (1.24%) Tableau
8 41 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 41 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 40 (1.06%) MS Access
10 34 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 28 (0.74%) Metadata
12 26 (0.69%) MySQL
13 23 (0.61%) QlikView
14 22 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
15 21 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
15 21 (0.55%) GIS
15 21 (0.55%) RDBMS
16 17 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
17 16 (0.42%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 177 (4.68%) JIRA
2 48 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 37 (0.98%) Visual Studio
4 34 (0.90%) Selenium
5 26 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (0.40%) Postman
7 14 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 11 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
8 11 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 10 (0.26%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.21%) Liquibase
10 8 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.16%) TestRail
12 5 (0.13%) NUnit
12 5 (0.13%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.13%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.11%) Cypress.io
13 4 (0.11%) Dreamweaver
13 4 (0.11%) MSI
General
1 1,622 (42.86%) Social Skills
2 821 (21.70%) Finance
3 614 (16.23%) Analytical Skills
4 410 (10.84%) Retail
5 301 (7.95%) Marketing
6 299 (7.90%) Organisational Skills
7 202 (5.34%) Law
8 184 (4.86%) Legal
9 138 (3.65%) Manufacturing
10 134 (3.54%) Telecoms
11 133 (3.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 130 (3.44%) Presentation Skills
13 119 (3.14%) Influencing Skills
14 93 (2.46%) Banking
15 88 (2.33%) Public Sector
16 76 (2.01%) Documentation Skills
17 74 (1.96%) Advertising
18 41 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
19 35 (0.92%) Automotive
20 34 (0.90%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,032 (27.27%) Analyst
2 404 (10.68%) IT Support
3 333 (8.80%) Support Analyst
4 303 (8.01%) Support Engineer
5 225 (5.95%) IT Analyst
6 207 (5.47%) Consultant
7 195 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
7 195 (5.15%) Developer
8 190 (5.02%) Service Analyst
9 182 (4.81%) IT Engineer
10 178 (4.70%) Project Manager
11 175 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
12 146 (3.86%) Business Analyst
13 136 (3.59%) IT Support Analyst
14 126 (3.33%) Desktop Support
15 125 (3.30%) IT Technician
16 120 (3.17%) IT Support Engineer
17 119 (3.14%) Support Technician
18 96 (2.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 95 (2.51%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (4.23%) HTML
2 151 (3.99%) .NET
3 124 (3.28%) XML
4 117 (3.09%) CSS
5 71 (1.88%) jQuery
6 58 (1.53%) XSLT
7 54 (1.43%) ASP.NET
8 52 (1.37%) Web Services
9 38 (1.00%) HTML5
10 37 (0.98%) JSON
11 34 (0.90%) REST
12 32 (0.85%) React
13 28 (0.74%) AngularJS
14 25 (0.66%) .NET Framework
15 24 (0.63%) COM
15 24 (0.63%) SOAP
16 19 (0.50%) Ajax
16 19 (0.50%) WinForms
17 18 (0.48%) Entity Framework
18 17 (0.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 333 (8.80%) Management Information System
2 311 (8.22%) Self-Motivation
3 184 (4.86%) Driving Licence
4 131 (3.46%) Data Centre
5 82 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
6 74 (1.96%) User Experience
7 71 (1.88%) Social Media
8 65 (1.72%) EPoS
9 62 (1.64%) iPhone
10 59 (1.56%) Blackberry
11 56 (1.48%) Smartphone
12 54 (1.43%) Virtual Team
13 52 (1.37%) Handset
14 44 (1.16%) iPad
15 35 (0.92%) Life Science
16 34 (0.90%) Mobile App
17 33 (0.87%) CCTV
17 33 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
18 32 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
19 31 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,491 (39.40%) Windows
2 808 (21.35%) Windows 10
3 566 (14.96%) Windows Server
4 257 (6.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 255 (6.74%) Windows 7
6 223 (5.89%) Windows Server 2016
7 149 (3.94%) Windows Server 2019
8 135 (3.57%) Linux
9 132 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 108 (2.85%) Android
11 101 (2.67%) Apple iOS
12 91 (2.40%) Windows 8
13 81 (2.14%) Mac OS
14 66 (1.74%) Mac OS X
15 44 (1.16%) Windows XP
16 28 (0.74%) Unix
17 11 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.21%) CentOS
18 8 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
18 8 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 892 (23.57%) Problem-Solving
2 601 (15.88%) Agile Software Development
3 594 (15.70%) ITIL
4 514 (13.58%) Project Management
5 407 (10.76%) Service Delivery
6 278 (7.35%) Time Management
7 264 (6.98%) Analytics
7 264 (6.98%) Change Management
8 254 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
9 239 (6.32%) ITSM
10 229 (6.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 226 (5.97%) Project Delivery
12 218 (5.76%) CRM
12 218 (5.76%) Information Security
13 215 (5.68%) Data Analysis
14 212 (5.60%) Line Management
15 210 (5.55%) Decision-Making
16 206 (5.44%) Service Management
17 195 (5.15%) Mentoring
18 182 (4.81%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 579 (15.30%) SQL
2 212 (5.60%) PowerShell
3 160 (4.23%) C#
4 147 (3.88%) JavaScript
5 129 (3.41%) Python
6 120 (3.17%) T-SQL
7 97 (2.56%) C
8 69 (1.82%) Java
9 50 (1.32%) VBA
10 45 (1.19%) PHP
11 42 (1.11%) VB
12 40 (1.06%) R
13 23 (0.61%) VB.NET
14 19 (0.50%) Bash
15 18 (0.48%) MATLAB
16 14 (0.37%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.34%) Ruby
18 11 (0.29%) RPG
18 11 (0.29%) RPG IV
18 11 (0.29%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 580 (15.33%) Degree
2 179 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 120 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 84 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 77 (2.03%) MCSE
6 75 (1.98%) MCP
7 73 (1.93%) CCNA
7 73 (1.93%) HND
8 71 (1.88%) HNC
9 70 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 70 (1.85%) SC Cleared
10 62 (1.64%) MCSA
11 46 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
12 45 (1.19%) ISEB
13 44 (1.16%) DBS Check
14 41 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 39 (1.03%) PMI Certification
16 34 (0.90%) CCNP
17 31 (0.82%) A+ Certification
18 28 (0.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (7.37%) SLA
2 173 (4.57%) QA
3 122 (3.22%) PMO
4 67 (1.77%) GDPR
5 44 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 41 (1.08%) Data Quality
7 27 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
8 20 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 18 (0.48%) Accessibility
9 18 (0.48%) GMP
10 16 (0.42%) HL7
11 14 (0.37%) P3O
12 9 (0.24%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.21%) NEBOSH
14 7 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (0.18%) Good Clinical Practice
14 7 (0.18%) PCI DSS
15 6 (0.16%) Def Stans
15 6 (0.16%) GLP
15 6 (0.16%) NIST
System Software
1 1,086 (28.70%) Active Directory
2 295 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (4.12%) Hyper-V
4 87 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
5 80 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 34 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
7 32 (0.85%) vSphere
8 28 (0.74%) XenApp
9 17 (0.45%) BitLocker
9 17 (0.45%) Terminal Services
10 16 (0.42%) Firmware
11 15 (0.40%) XenDesktop
12 14 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 13 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
14 9 (0.24%) Docker
15 6 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 3 (0.079%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.079%) VMware Workstation
17 2 (0.053%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 1 (0.026%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 248 (6.55%) SCCM
2 150 (3.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 38 (1.00%) Jamf Pro
4 33 (0.87%) WSUS
5 32 (0.85%) Backup Exec
6 26 (0.69%) SCOM
7 25 (0.66%) Terraform
8 21 (0.55%) NetBackup
9 20 (0.53%) Icinga
10 18 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 14 (0.37%) Kubernetes
12 13 (0.34%) vCenter Server
13 11 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 10 (0.26%) Ansible
14 10 (0.26%) SCVMM
15 8 (0.21%) PowerCLI
16 7 (0.18%) HP ALM
16 7 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
17 5 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2,784 (73.57%) Microsoft
2 368 (9.73%) VMware
3 282 (7.45%) Citrix
4 216 (5.71%) Cisco
5 210 (5.55%) Google
6 152 (4.02%) ServiceNow
7 144 (3.81%) Apple
8 141 (3.73%) Adobe
9 135 (3.57%) SAP
10 107 (2.83%) Oracle
11 91 (2.40%) Veeam
12 84 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
13 79 (2.09%) iManage
14 74 (1.96%) HP
15 69 (1.82%) Remedy
16 49 (1.29%) Dell
16 49 (1.29%) Meraki
17 39 (1.03%) SolarWinds
18 37 (0.98%) Facebook
19 33 (0.87%) Avaya