Period
to 4 December 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 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK > England
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 118 70 68
Rank change year-on-year -48 -2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,403 4,950 6,278
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.71% 3.95% 4.17%
As % of the Applications category 44.78% 48.97% 46.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,270 4,143 5,161
Median annual salary £37,500 £33,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% - +1.54%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £37,500 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +13.64% +1.54% -

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 3,133 10,108 13,446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.06% 8.06% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,571 8,040 10,368
Median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £43,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.16% -5.00% +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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -90 449 £47,500 +26.67% 66
North of England -26 285 £30,000 +2.72% 93
South East -41 277 £32,500 +4.84% 62
Midlands -12 189 £32,500 +16.07% 53
North West -2 155 £33,000 +4.76% 54
West Midlands -11 130 £30,000 - 30
South West -25 125 £33,320 +21.16% 25
Yorkshire -21 112 £26,500 -3.64% 30
East of England -19 62 £27,500 -8.33% 32
East Midlands +2 58 £35,000 +29.63% 22
North East -25 18 £32,500 +28.71% 9
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 975 (69.49%) Microsoft
2 643 (45.83%) Windows
3 602 (42.91%) Office 365
4 481 (34.28%) Active Directory
5 304 (21.67%) Finance
6 299 (21.31%) Microsoft Excel
7 297 (21.17%) Windows 10
8 287 (20.46%) ITIL
9 266 (18.96%) Windows Server
10 265 (18.89%) Azure
11 227 (16.18%) Degree
12 222 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
13 215 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
14 191 (13.61%) SQL
15 186 (13.26%) Project Management
16 182 (12.97%) SharePoint
17 172 (12.26%) Microsoft Certification
18 166 (11.83%) Cisco
19 165 (11.76%) VMware
20 164 (11.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 162 (11.55%) MS Exchange
22 161 (11.48%) SQL Server
23 154 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
24 145 (10.33%) Firewall
25 141 (10.05%) Citrix
26 137 (9.76%) Windows 7
27 136 (9.69%) Management Information System
28 132 (9.41%) SLA
28 132 (9.41%) LAN
29 129 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 182 (12.97%) SharePoint
2 162 (11.55%) MS Exchange
3 56 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 56 (3.99%) Skype for Business
4 50 (3.56%) Confluence
5 27 (1.92%) IIS
6 25 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (0.86%) SAS
7 12 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (0.64%) ArcGIS
9 8 (0.57%) CMS
10 7 (0.50%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.43%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.29%) K2 blackpearl
13 3 (0.21%) Apache
13 3 (0.21%) Moodle
13 3 (0.21%) Smallworld
14 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 299 (21.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 164 (11.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 115 (8.20%) MS Visio
4 45 (3.21%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.86%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.43%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.36%) Simulink
7 5 (0.36%) Sketch
8 4 (0.29%) InVision
8 4 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.21%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.071%) Figma
10 1 (0.071%) Flinto
10 1 (0.071%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.071%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.071%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 16 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.50%) Maximo
2 7 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.43%) Carpe Diem
3 6 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.43%) Workfront
4 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.29%) JDE OneWorld
5 2 (0.14%) Endur
5 2 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.14%) Relativity
5 2 (0.14%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.071%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.071%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 602 (42.91%) Office 365
2 265 (18.89%) Azure
3 95 (6.77%) AWS
4 90 (6.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 57 (4.06%) Power Platform
6 36 (2.57%) GCP
7 31 (2.21%) Slack
8 28 (2.00%) Route 53
9 23 (1.64%) OneDrive
10 22 (1.57%) SaaS
11 19 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (1.00%) Mimecast
12 14 (1.00%) PowerApps
13 12 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (0.71%) Google Analytics
14 10 (0.71%) Smartsheet
15 9 (0.64%) G Suite
15 9 (0.64%) IaaS
16 8 (0.57%) Power Automate
17 7 (0.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 145 (10.33%) Firewall
2 132 (9.41%) LAN
3 124 (8.84%) WAN
4 123 (8.77%) DNS
5 118 (8.41%) VPN
6 114 (8.13%) DHCP
7 86 (6.13%) TCP/IP
8 84 (5.99%) Wireless
9 81 (5.77%) VoIP
10 70 (4.99%) Skype
11 57 (4.06%) Internet
11 57 (4.06%) Wi-Fi
12 47 (3.35%) MPLS
13 46 (3.28%) Network Security
14 35 (2.49%) SAN
15 33 (2.35%) BGP
15 33 (2.35%) OSPF
15 33 (2.35%) VLAN
16 31 (2.21%) IPsec
17 29 (2.07%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.28%) Power BI
3 31 (2.21%) Crystal Reports
4 26 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
5 25 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (1.00%) GIS
8 14 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.78%) QlikView
10 9 (0.64%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.57%) DB2
11 8 (0.57%) MS Access
11 8 (0.57%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (0.43%) MySQL
13 6 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 64 (4.56%) JIRA
2 26 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 13 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.71%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.71%) Selenium
5 8 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.43%) Ant
7 6 (0.43%) Maven
8 5 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.14%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.14%) TestRail
9 2 (0.14%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.071%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.071%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.071%) VersionOne
General
1 304 (21.67%) Finance
2 96 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 76 (5.42%) Legal
4 74 (5.27%) Marketing
5 52 (3.71%) Public Sector
6 50 (3.56%) Law
7 41 (2.92%) Retail
8 39 (2.78%) Manufacturing
9 28 (2.00%) Electronics
10 27 (1.92%) Banking
11 15 (1.07%) Local Government
12 14 (1.00%) Back Office
13 12 (0.86%) Housing Association
14 11 (0.78%) Advertising
14 11 (0.78%) Automotive
15 7 (0.50%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.43%) German Language
17 5 (0.36%) French Language
17 5 (0.36%) Publishing
17 5 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 343 (24.45%) Analyst
2 129 (9.19%) Support Engineer
3 128 (9.12%) Support Analyst
4 116 (8.27%) IT Support
5 87 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 82 (5.84%) Service Analyst
7 78 (5.56%) IT Engineer
8 73 (5.20%) IT Analyst
9 69 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 65 (4.63%) Service Desk Analyst
11 63 (4.49%) Desktop Support
12 59 (4.21%) Project Manager
13 55 (3.92%) Developer
13 55 (3.92%) IT Manager
13 55 (3.92%) Technical Support
14 51 (3.64%) 1st Line Support
15 46 (3.28%) Applications Support
16 45 (3.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 44 (3.14%) Network Engineer
18 43 (3.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.49%) .NET
2 33 (2.35%) HTML
3 14 (1.00%) XML
4 13 (0.93%) JSON
5 12 (0.86%) CSS
6 9 (0.64%) Middleware
6 9 (0.64%) Web Services
7 8 (0.57%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.50%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.43%) EDI
9 6 (0.43%) Express
9 6 (0.43%) Java EE
9 6 (0.43%) JAXB
9 6 (0.43%) JDBC
9 6 (0.43%) TIBCO EMS
10 5 (0.36%) COM
10 5 (0.36%) jQuery
11 4 (0.29%) REST
12 3 (0.21%) Velocity
12 3 (0.21%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 222 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (9.69%) Management Information System
3 125 (8.91%) Self-Motivation
4 56 (3.99%) Driving Licence
5 50 (3.56%) Data Centre
6 27 (1.92%) Smartphone
7 26 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
8 24 (1.71%) User Experience
9 23 (1.64%) e-Learning
9 23 (1.64%) iPhone
10 20 (1.43%) Replication
11 14 (1.00%) Mobile App
12 10 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.64%) Analytical Mindset
13 9 (0.64%) Clustering
13 9 (0.64%) EPoS
13 9 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (0.64%) NHS
13 9 (0.64%) Renewable Energy
13 9 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 643 (45.83%) Windows
2 297 (21.17%) Windows 10
3 266 (18.96%) Windows Server
4 137 (9.76%) Windows 7
5 117 (8.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 86 (6.13%) Linux
8 85 (6.06%) Windows Server 2016
9 58 (4.13%) Android
10 50 (3.56%) Windows 8
11 46 (3.28%) Windows Server 2019
12 38 (2.71%) Mac OS X
13 25 (1.78%) Apple iOS
14 20 (1.43%) Unix
15 19 (1.35%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.64%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (0.50%) Windows 2000
19 6 (0.43%) CentOS
20 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (20.46%) ITIL
2 215 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
3 186 (13.26%) Project Management
4 154 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
5 108 (7.70%) Project Delivery
6 92 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
7 87 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 86 (6.13%) Service Delivery
9 76 (5.42%) Time Management
10 72 (5.13%) Service Management
11 68 (4.85%) Change Management
12 67 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
13 66 (4.70%) DevOps
14 65 (4.63%) Identity Management
15 63 (4.49%) CRM
16 60 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
17 58 (4.13%) Document Management
18 55 (3.92%) Logistics
18 55 (3.92%) Mentoring
19 54 (3.85%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 191 (13.61%) SQL
2 99 (7.06%) PowerShell
3 54 (3.85%) C
4 51 (3.64%) Python
5 31 (2.21%) JavaScript
6 24 (1.71%) T-SQL
6 24 (1.71%) VBA
7 23 (1.64%) C#
8 20 (1.43%) Java
9 18 (1.28%) VB
10 10 (0.71%) PHP
10 10 (0.71%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.57%) Bash Shell
11 8 (0.57%) C++
12 7 (0.50%) Perl
13 6 (0.43%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (0.29%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.21%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.14%) RPG
Qualifications
1 227 (16.18%) Degree
2 172 (12.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (5.56%) MCSE
4 71 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (3.85%) CCNA
6 50 (3.56%) Security Cleared
7 49 (3.49%) MCSA
8 40 (2.85%) SC Cleared
9 36 (2.57%) MCP
10 27 (1.92%) CCNP
10 27 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 27 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 25 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (1.71%) A+ Certification
13 16 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (1.14%) SANS
14 14 (1.00%) CompTIA Security+
14 14 (1.00%) SSCP
14 14 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (0.93%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (9.41%) SLA
2 36 (2.57%) GDPR
3 32 (2.28%) PMO
4 25 (1.78%) QA
5 17 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.43%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.36%) COBIT
8 5 (0.36%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.29%) IFRS
9 4 (0.29%) P3O
9 4 (0.29%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.14%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 2 (0.14%) NIST
12 1 (0.071%) Basel III
12 1 (0.071%) COREP
12 1 (0.071%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 481 (34.28%) Active Directory
2 129 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (5.99%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
5 24 (1.71%) XenApp
6 18 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 17 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (1.07%) Terminal Server
8 15 (1.07%) vSphere
9 13 (0.93%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.57%) Firmware
10 8 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.50%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.50%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.50%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.071%) Xen
Systems Management
1 89 (6.34%) SCCM
2 49 (3.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 36 (2.57%) WSUS
4 28 (2.00%) Ansible
4 28 (2.00%) Nagios
4 28 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (2.00%) Puppet
5 22 (1.57%) Backup Exec
6 16 (1.14%) QRadar
7 11 (0.78%) SCOM
8 10 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
9 7 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (0.43%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.43%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 5 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.29%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 975 (69.49%) Microsoft
2 166 (11.83%) Cisco
3 165 (11.76%) VMware
4 141 (10.05%) Citrix
5 68 (4.85%) Palo Alto
6 59 (4.21%) SAP
6 59 (4.21%) Veeam
7 50 (3.56%) Avaya
8 46 (3.28%) Apple
9 45 (3.21%) Google
10 42 (2.99%) ServiceNow
11 36 (2.57%) Adobe
12 35 (2.49%) CheckPoint
12 35 (2.49%) HP
13 34 (2.42%) IBM
13 34 (2.42%) Oracle
14 29 (2.07%) Riverbed
14 29 (2.07%) Sophos
15 24 (1.71%) iManage
16 21 (1.50%) Red Hat