Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 74 68
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 6,407 6,752 8,123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.03% 4.05% 4.36%
As % of the Applications category 46.62% 45.53% 47.08%
Number of salaries quoted 5,087 5,326 6,802
England median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,875 £20,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £58,750
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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 13,744 14,829 17,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 8.65% 8.90% 9.27%
Number of salaries quoted 10,678 11,554 14,201
England median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +2.74%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in England

Microsoft Office
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in England.

Salary trend for Microsoft Office in England

Microsoft Office
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in England over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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 +6 2,576 £37,500 -6.25% 238
South East -7 1,323 £31,500 +5.00% 165
North of England +11 912 £27,500 +1.85% 156
Midlands +9 693 £30,000 +3.45% 120
East of England +10 533 £30,000 -11.76% 83
West Midlands +6 471 £28,500 -5.00% 74
Yorkshire +30 450 £26,000 -5.45% 73
North West -8 411 £29,500 +11.32% 69
South West -9 391 £27,500 -3.51% 82
East Midlands +23 221 £36,750 +47.00% 45
North East -18 51 £21,625 -21.36% 14
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 4,234 (66.08%) Microsoft
2 3,280 (51.19%) Windows
3 2,183 (34.07%) Active Directory
4 1,474 (23.01%) Finance
5 1,419 (22.15%) Office 365
6 1,407 (21.96%) Windows 7
7 1,396 (21.79%) Microsoft Excel
8 1,246 (19.45%) ITIL
9 1,170 (18.26%) Windows 10
10 1,167 (18.21%) Windows Server
11 1,082 (16.89%) Problem-Solving
12 1,014 (15.83%) SQL
13 923 (14.41%) Degree
14 838 (13.08%) Project Management
15 800 (12.49%) MS Exchange
16 790 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
17 788 (12.30%) VMware
18 761 (11.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 667 (10.41%) SQL Server
20 619 (9.66%) Citrix
21 557 (8.69%) SharePoint
22 555 (8.66%) Windows Server 2008
23 553 (8.63%) DNS
24 552 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
25 540 (8.43%) SLA
26 530 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
27 528 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
28 526 (8.21%) Firewall
29 513 (8.01%) TCP/IP
30 501 (7.82%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 800 (12.49%) MS Exchange
2 557 (8.69%) SharePoint
3 260 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 173 (2.70%) Skype for Business
5 145 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 109 (1.70%) IIS
7 85 (1.33%) Confluence
7 85 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 66 (1.03%) SAS
9 56 (0.87%) CMS
10 42 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 41 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
12 36 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
13 27 (0.42%) IBM Notes
14 26 (0.41%) WordPress
15 23 (0.36%) Apache
16 18 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
16 18 (0.28%) OpenStack
17 16 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
18 12 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1,396 (21.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 761 (11.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 391 (6.10%) MS Visio
4 369 (5.76%) Microsoft Project
5 53 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
6 36 (0.56%) Acrobat
7 23 (0.36%) AutoCAD
8 22 (0.34%) Photoshop
9 20 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
9 20 (0.31%) Camtasia
10 16 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 14 (0.22%) SPSS
12 13 (0.20%) RoboHelp
13 9 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
14 7 (0.11%) InDesign
15 6 (0.094%) InfoPath
15 6 (0.094%) SOLIDWORKS
16 4 (0.062%) Maya
16 4 (0.062%) Open Workbench
17 3 (0.047%) Blender
Business Applications
1 64 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 28 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 24 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
6 23 (0.36%) assyst
7 20 (0.31%) Carpe Diem
8 14 (0.22%) Elite 3E
9 12 (0.19%) NetSuite
10 10 (0.16%) Workfront
11 9 (0.14%) HFM
12 8 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
12 8 (0.12%) Eikon
12 8 (0.12%) iTrent
12 8 (0.12%) Relativity
12 8 (0.12%) Ringtail
12 8 (0.12%) Visualfiles
13 6 (0.094%) Concordance
13 6 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 6 (0.094%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,419 (22.15%) Office 365
2 501 (7.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
4 92 (1.44%) SaaS
5 74 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 74 (1.15%) Mimecast
6 45 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 45 (0.70%) OneDrive
7 42 (0.66%) G Suite
8 40 (0.62%) IaaS
9 34 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
10 23 (0.36%) PaaS
11 19 (0.30%) GitHub
12 18 (0.28%) Google Analytics
13 17 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 17 (0.27%) Slack
14 11 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (0.17%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.17%) Basecamp
14 11 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 553 (8.63%) DNS
2 526 (8.21%) Firewall
3 513 (8.01%) TCP/IP
4 471 (7.35%) DHCP
5 424 (6.62%) LAN
6 423 (6.60%) VPN
7 383 (5.98%) WAN
8 270 (4.21%) Internet
9 199 (3.11%) VoIP
10 190 (2.97%) SAN
11 181 (2.83%) Skype
12 175 (2.73%) Wireless
13 152 (2.37%) Remote Desktop
14 135 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
15 114 (1.78%) VLAN
16 86 (1.34%) Network Security
17 68 (1.06%) Intranet
18 60 (0.94%) WebEx
19 56 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
20 53 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 667 (10.41%) SQL Server
2 167 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 118 (1.84%) Relational Database
4 113 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 107 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 102 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
7 74 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 69 (1.08%) Power BI
9 62 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
10 60 (0.94%) Big Data
11 53 (0.83%) MS Access
12 52 (0.81%) MySQL
13 50 (0.78%) Oracle Database
14 46 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 42 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
16 38 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
17 31 (0.48%) Blockchain
18 24 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
19 21 (0.33%) QlikView
19 21 (0.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 184 (2.87%) JIRA
2 101 (1.58%) Visual Studio
3 55 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 25 (0.39%) Git (software)
6 19 (0.30%) Selenium
7 17 (0.27%) Subversion
8 14 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (0.16%) FrontPage
9 10 (0.16%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.16%) MSI
10 8 (0.12%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.11%) GCC
11 7 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 6 (0.094%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.078%) Maven
13 5 (0.078%) Moq
13 5 (0.078%) Oracle APEX
13 5 (0.078%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 1,474 (23.01%) Finance
2 373 (5.82%) Retail
3 344 (5.37%) Legal
4 324 (5.06%) Law
5 291 (4.54%) Marketing
6 282 (4.40%) Telecoms
7 276 (4.31%) Banking
8 154 (2.40%) Manufacturing
9 109 (1.70%) Back Office
10 97 (1.51%) Advertising
11 84 (1.31%) Billing
11 84 (1.31%) Publishing
12 83 (1.30%) Electronics
13 74 (1.15%) Investment Banking
14 69 (1.08%) Financial Institution
15 63 (0.98%) German Language
16 60 (0.94%) French Language
17 41 (0.64%) Games
18 39 (0.61%) Front Office
18 39 (0.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,085 (32.54%) Analyst
2 885 (13.81%) Support Engineer
3 787 (12.28%) IT Support
4 748 (11.67%) Support Analyst
5 544 (8.49%) Service Analyst
6 505 (7.88%) Desktop Support
7 483 (7.54%) Service Desk Analyst
8 461 (7.20%) IT Analyst
9 447 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 376 (5.87%) IT Engineer
11 318 (4.96%) IT Support Analyst
12 291 (4.54%) IT Support Engineer
13 277 (4.32%) Desktop Engineer
14 262 (4.09%) Project Manager
15 243 (3.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 242 (3.78%) 1st Line Support
17 237 (3.70%) Consultant
18 236 (3.68%) Administrator
19 229 (3.57%) Developer
20 226 (3.53%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (3.61%) .NET
2 187 (2.92%) HTML
3 180 (2.81%) XML
4 125 (1.95%) Web Services
5 83 (1.30%) CSS
6 72 (1.12%) ASP.NET
7 46 (0.72%) .NET Framework
8 39 (0.61%) COM
9 36 (0.56%) jQuery
10 31 (0.48%) EDI
11 29 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web API
11 29 (0.45%) HTML5
12 25 (0.39%) Flash
13 24 (0.37%) JSON
14 21 (0.33%) SOAP
15 20 (0.31%) Software Packaging
15 20 (0.31%) XSL
16 19 (0.30%) WCF
17 17 (0.27%) Entity Framework
18 16 (0.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 790 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 446 (6.96%) Self-Motivation
3 356 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 269 (4.20%) Data Centre
5 262 (4.09%) Computer Science
6 230 (3.59%) Driving Licence
7 145 (2.26%) Blackberry
8 141 (2.20%) iPhone
9 134 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
10 90 (1.40%) Fat Client
10 90 (1.40%) Thin Client
11 87 (1.36%) Fintech
12 83 (1.30%) User Experience
13 80 (1.25%) e-Learning
14 73 (1.14%) NHS
15 65 (1.01%) iPad
16 63 (0.98%) Smartphone
17 55 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
18 47 (0.73%) EPoS
19 46 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3,280 (51.19%) Windows
2 1,407 (21.96%) Windows 7
3 1,170 (18.26%) Windows 10
4 1,167 (18.21%) Windows Server
5 555 (8.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 552 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 309 (4.82%) Windows 8
8 300 (4.68%) Linux
9 193 (3.01%) Android
10 172 (2.68%) Apple iOS
11 166 (2.59%) Windows XP
12 143 (2.23%) Mac OS X
13 104 (1.62%) Mac OS
13 104 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 91 (1.42%) Unix
15 43 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 34 (0.53%) Windows Vista
17 24 (0.37%) Windows 2000
18 14 (0.22%) Ubuntu
19 12 (0.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,246 (19.45%) ITIL
2 1,082 (16.89%) Problem-Solving
3 838 (13.08%) Project Management
4 528 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
5 359 (5.60%) Change Management
6 353 (5.51%) Service Management
7 351 (5.48%) CRM
8 348 (5.43%) Service Delivery
9 334 (5.21%) Time Management
10 302 (4.71%) PRINCE2
11 257 (4.01%) Incident Management
12 256 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
12 256 (4.00%) Data Analysis
13 253 (3.95%) ITSM
14 250 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 237 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 235 (3.67%) Continuous Improvement
17 219 (3.42%) Analytics
18 210 (3.28%) Business Analysis
19 208 (3.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1,014 (15.83%) SQL
2 276 (4.31%) PowerShell
3 184 (2.87%) C#
4 179 (2.79%) VBA
5 175 (2.73%) C
6 173 (2.70%) JavaScript
7 134 (2.09%) T-SQL
8 130 (2.03%) Java
9 98 (1.53%) Python
10 86 (1.34%) VBScript
11 73 (1.14%) VB
12 69 (1.08%) VB.NET
13 47 (0.73%) PL/SQL
14 45 (0.70%) R
15 42 (0.66%) Perl
16 39 (0.61%) PHP
17 34 (0.53%) C++
18 28 (0.44%) Shell Script
19 21 (0.33%) MATLAB
20 19 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 923 (14.41%) Degree
2 530 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 321 (5.01%) MCSE
4 299 (4.67%) Security Cleared
5 266 (4.15%) MCP
6 198 (3.09%) MCSA
7 187 (2.92%) SC Cleared
8 150 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
9 141 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
10 131 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
11 120 (1.87%) CCNA
12 102 (1.59%) A+ Certification
13 76 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 73 (1.14%) MCITP
15 64 (1.00%) PMI Certification
16 59 (0.92%) MCDST
17 58 (0.91%) PMP
18 50 (0.78%) CISSP
19 48 (0.75%) ISEB
20 43 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 540 (8.43%) SLA
2 229 (3.57%) PMO
3 199 (3.11%) QA
4 112 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 105 (1.64%) GDPR
6 97 (1.51%) Data Quality
7 21 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
7 21 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 11 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 11 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 10 (0.16%) P3O
11 9 (0.14%) GAMP
11 9 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.12%) IFRS
13 6 (0.094%) GxP
13 6 (0.094%) IFRS 9
13 6 (0.094%) SEPA
14 5 (0.078%) DO-160
System Software
1 2,183 (34.07%) Active Directory
2 447 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 316 (4.93%) Hyper-V
4 133 (2.08%) XenApp
5 87 (1.36%) vSphere
6 67 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 66 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
8 62 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
9 60 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
10 55 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
11 43 (0.67%) BitLocker
12 41 (0.64%) Terminal Services
12 41 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
13 24 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
14 23 (0.36%) Terminal Server
14 23 (0.36%) XenServer
15 20 (0.31%) Firmware
16 18 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 17 (0.27%) vCloud
18 4 (0.062%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 488 (7.62%) SCCM
2 94 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 94 (1.47%) WSUS
3 89 (1.39%) Backup Exec
4 58 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
4 58 (0.91%) SCVMM
5 47 (0.73%) AirWatch
6 41 (0.64%) SCOM
7 39 (0.61%) vCenter Server
8 35 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
9 29 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 25 (0.39%) SCOrch
11 24 (0.37%) SCSM
12 23 (0.36%) Nagios
13 22 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
14 20 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
14 20 (0.31%) SCDPM
15 15 (0.23%) HP UCMDB
16 14 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
17 13 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4,234 (66.08%) Microsoft
2 788 (12.30%) VMware
3 619 (9.66%) Citrix
4 409 (6.38%) Cisco
5 267 (4.17%) Apple
6 254 (3.96%) Oracle
7 246 (3.84%) HP
8 179 (2.79%) Adobe
9 174 (2.72%) SAP
10 172 (2.68%) ServiceNow
11 117 (1.83%) Google
12 104 (1.62%) Avaya
13 103 (1.61%) iManage
14 98 (1.53%) Remedy
15 88 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
16 84 (1.31%) Capita
17 82 (1.28%) Symantec
18 81 (1.26%) Dell
19 78 (1.22%) Veeam
20 73 (1.14%) McAfee