Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK > England
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 115 83 69
Rank change year-on-year -32 -14 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 2,322 3,248 5,466
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.89% 3.62% 4.09%
As % of the Applications category 41.82% 48.29% 48.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,781 2,610 4,298
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,975 £21,250
25th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +7.69%
75th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% +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 5,553 6,726 11,254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.91% 7.50% 8.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3,889 5,311 8,474
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £22,790
25th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,400
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £43,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 -69 724 £48,500 +14.12% 106
South East -34 423 £35,000 -4.11% 102
North of England -20 418 £32,500 -1.52% 130
Midlands -5 325 £35,000 +25.00% 82
South West +1 236 £30,000 +3.45% 61
North West 0 233 £37,500 +13.64% 71
West Midlands +12 214 £37,500 +20.97% 48
Yorkshire -26 151 £27,500 -17.91% 43
East of England -27 138 £40,000 +33.33% 51
East Midlands -10 109 £31,500 +14.55% 33
North East -2 34 £26,000 -5.45% 16
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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 1,679 (72.31%) Microsoft
2 963 (41.47%) Social Skills
3 961 (41.39%) Windows
4 874 (37.64%) Microsoft 365
5 661 (28.47%) Active Directory
6 561 (24.16%) Problem-Solving
7 544 (23.43%) Microsoft Excel
8 505 (21.75%) Finance
9 448 (19.29%) Azure
10 443 (19.08%) Windows 10
11 410 (17.66%) Analytical Skills
12 407 (17.53%) SQL
13 401 (17.27%) ITIL
14 392 (16.88%) Windows Server
15 368 (15.85%) Project Management
16 333 (14.34%) Degree
17 318 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
18 312 (13.44%) SharePoint
19 288 (12.40%) VMware
20 265 (11.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 232 (9.99%) SQL Server
22 227 (9.78%) Citrix
23 219 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
24 203 (8.74%) MS Exchange
24 203 (8.74%) Cisco
25 195 (8.40%) Firewall
26 190 (8.18%) Windows 7
27 187 (8.05%) Service Delivery
28 186 (8.01%) Management Information System
29 183 (7.88%) 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
1 312 (13.44%) SharePoint
2 203 (8.74%) MS Exchange
3 88 (3.79%) Confluence
4 40 (1.72%) IIS
5 32 (1.38%) Skype for Business
6 26 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (0.99%) CMS
8 19 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
11 13 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.30%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.30%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.26%) WordPress
15 5 (0.22%) ArcGIS
16 4 (0.17%) Apache
16 4 (0.17%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.17%) Drupal
Applications
1 544 (23.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 265 (11.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 164 (7.06%) MS Visio
4 123 (5.30%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.82%) AutoCAD
5 19 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.78%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.52%) InVision
9 11 (0.47%) Simulink
10 8 (0.34%) InDesign
11 7 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.30%) Camtasia
12 6 (0.26%) Solid Edge
13 5 (0.22%) InfoPath
14 4 (0.17%) 3ds Max
14 4 (0.17%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.17%) Siemens NX
15 3 (0.13%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 33 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.73%) Oracle Assets
3 17 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
3 17 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
4 13 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
5 12 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.47%) Sage 200
7 8 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.30%) Magento
8 7 (0.30%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.26%) C-CURE
9 6 (0.26%) Workfront
10 5 (0.22%) iTrent
10 5 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 4 (0.17%) Teamcenter
12 3 (0.13%) Endur
12 3 (0.13%) SAP CO
12 3 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 874 (37.64%) Microsoft 365
2 448 (19.29%) Azure
3 153 (6.59%) AWS
4 127 (5.47%) Power Platform
5 124 (5.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 55 (2.37%) OneDrive
7 54 (2.33%) SaaS
8 45 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
9 35 (1.51%) Smartsheet
10 31 (1.34%) Mimecast
11 24 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (1.03%) GCP
11 24 (1.03%) IaaS
12 23 (0.99%) PaaS
13 21 (0.90%) Google Analytics
13 21 (0.90%) Google Workspace
14 20 (0.86%) PowerApps
15 19 (0.82%) Power Automate
16 9 (0.39%) Azure Logic Apps
16 9 (0.39%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 195 (8.40%) Firewall
2 142 (6.12%) DNS
3 134 (5.77%) VPN
4 131 (5.64%) TCP/IP
5 124 (5.34%) DHCP
6 118 (5.08%) WAN
7 112 (4.82%) LAN
8 75 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
9 74 (3.19%) VoIP
10 63 (2.71%) SAN
11 59 (2.54%) Remote Desktop
12 53 (2.28%) Wireless
13 51 (2.20%) Internet
14 49 (2.11%) Skype
15 48 (2.07%) VLAN
16 28 (1.21%) WebEx
17 27 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
18 26 (1.12%) WLAN
19 22 (0.95%) Intranet
20 21 (0.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (9.99%) SQL Server
2 100 (4.31%) Power BI
3 62 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (2.11%) Tableau
5 45 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 31 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
8 25 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (1.03%) MongoDB
9 24 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
10 23 (0.99%) MySQL
11 22 (0.95%) GIS
12 20 (0.86%) Relational Database
13 19 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
14 18 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
15 15 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 12 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 11 (0.47%) OLAP
19 10 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 148 (6.37%) JIRA
2 43 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 40 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 27 (1.16%) Jenkins
5 24 (1.03%) Artifactory
5 24 (1.03%) Gradle
5 24 (1.03%) Maven
5 24 (1.03%) Mocha
6 21 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 21 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (0.69%) Selenium
8 12 (0.52%) JUnit
8 12 (0.52%) Mockito
9 11 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (0.30%) Snyk
11 6 (0.26%) HP UFT
12 5 (0.22%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.17%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
General
1 963 (41.47%) Social Skills
2 505 (21.75%) Finance
3 410 (17.66%) Analytical Skills
4 166 (7.15%) Organisational Skills
5 136 (5.86%) Marketing
6 119 (5.12%) Legal
7 115 (4.95%) Law
8 113 (4.87%) Telecoms
9 104 (4.48%) Presentation Skills
10 100 (4.31%) Retail
11 69 (2.97%) Manufacturing
12 62 (2.67%) Banking
13 57 (2.45%) Automotive
14 51 (2.20%) Public Sector
15 41 (1.77%) Documentation Skills
16 39 (1.68%) Influencing Skills
16 39 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
17 25 (1.08%) Advertising
18 24 (1.03%) Back Office
18 24 (1.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 607 (26.14%) Analyst
2 248 (10.68%) IT Support
3 179 (7.71%) Support Analyst
4 177 (7.62%) Support Engineer
5 141 (6.07%) IT Analyst
6 139 (5.99%) Project Manager
7 123 (5.30%) IT Engineer
8 116 (5.00%) Service Analyst
9 113 (4.87%) Developer
10 106 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 105 (4.52%) Service Desk Analyst
12 87 (3.75%) Business Analyst
13 83 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
14 82 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support
15 81 (3.49%) Administrator
16 79 (3.40%) Support Technician
17 76 (3.27%) Consultant
17 76 (3.27%) IT Manager
18 75 (3.23%) Desktop Support
18 75 (3.23%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (4.35%) HTML
2 72 (3.10%) .NET
3 69 (2.97%) CSS
4 64 (2.76%) XML
5 61 (2.63%) Web Services
6 40 (1.72%) jQuery
7 32 (1.38%) Node.js
7 32 (1.38%) React
8 31 (1.34%) JSON
9 30 (1.29%) ASP.NET
10 28 (1.21%) REST
11 25 (1.08%) AngularJS
12 20 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (0.82%) SOAP
14 18 (0.78%) Ajax
15 17 (0.73%) HTML5
16 16 (0.69%) .NET Framework
16 16 (0.69%) XSLT
17 14 (0.60%) SAML
18 13 (0.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 186 (8.01%) Management Information System
2 179 (7.71%) Self-Motivation
3 100 (4.31%) Driving Licence
4 69 (2.97%) User Experience
5 62 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
6 60 (2.58%) Data Centre
7 40 (1.72%) EPoS
8 38 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 38 (1.64%) Mobile App
9 32 (1.38%) Life Science
10 29 (1.25%) e-Learning
11 26 (1.12%) iPhone
12 25 (1.08%) iPad
13 24 (1.03%) N-Tier
14 21 (0.90%) CCTV
15 20 (0.86%) Robotics
15 20 (0.86%) Smartphone
15 20 (0.86%) Social Media
16 19 (0.82%) Equities
17 18 (0.78%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 961 (41.39%) Windows
2 443 (19.08%) Windows 10
3 392 (16.88%) Windows Server
4 190 (8.18%) Windows 7
5 165 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 143 (6.16%) Linux
7 133 (5.73%) Windows Server 2016
8 113 (4.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 84 (3.62%) Android
10 74 (3.19%) Windows Server 2019
11 61 (2.63%) Apple iOS
12 52 (2.24%) Windows 8
13 40 (1.72%) Mac OS
14 36 (1.55%) Mac OS X
15 18 (0.78%) Unix
16 17 (0.73%) Windows XP
17 15 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 15 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
18 12 (0.52%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.39%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 561 (24.16%) Problem-Solving
2 401 (17.27%) ITIL
3 368 (15.85%) Project Management
4 318 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
5 187 (8.05%) Service Delivery
6 157 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
7 153 (6.59%) Continuous Improvement
7 153 (6.59%) Project Delivery
8 147 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 141 (6.07%) Analytics
9 141 (6.07%) Time Management
10 136 (5.86%) Change Management
11 134 (5.77%) CRM
12 125 (5.38%) PRINCE2
13 123 (5.30%) Decision-Making
14 122 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
15 114 (4.91%) Migration
16 112 (4.82%) Service Management
17 107 (4.61%) ERP
18 105 (4.52%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 407 (17.53%) SQL
2 165 (7.11%) PowerShell
3 90 (3.88%) JavaScript
4 82 (3.53%) Java
5 78 (3.36%) C#
6 71 (3.06%) C
6 71 (3.06%) Python
7 42 (1.81%) T-SQL
8 32 (1.38%) VBA
9 28 (1.21%) C++
10 24 (1.03%) Java 8
11 18 (0.78%) PL/SQL
12 15 (0.65%) VB.NET
13 11 (0.47%) MATLAB
14 10 (0.43%) PHP
14 10 (0.43%) VB
15 8 (0.34%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.26%) X++
17 5 (0.22%) Perl
17 5 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 333 (14.34%) Degree
2 122 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 81 (3.49%) MCSE
4 74 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (2.97%) Security Cleared
6 67 (2.89%) CCNA
7 59 (2.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 41 (1.77%) SC Cleared
9 38 (1.64%) MCSA
10 37 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
11 26 (1.12%) PMI Certification
12 24 (1.03%) MCP
13 23 (0.99%) A+ Certification
13 23 (0.99%) MCITP
14 19 (0.82%) CCNP
15 17 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (0.73%) PMP
16 16 (0.69%) CISSP
16 16 (0.69%) DBS Check
17 15 (0.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (7.88%) SLA
2 84 (3.62%) QA
3 74 (3.19%) PMO
4 48 (2.07%) GDPR
5 29 (1.25%) Data Quality
6 26 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.43%) GMP
8 8 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (0.22%) GAMP
11 4 (0.17%) GxP
11 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.13%) HAZOP
12 3 (0.13%) MiFID
12 3 (0.13%) P3O
13 2 (0.086%) Good Clinical Practice
13 2 (0.086%) IFRS
13 2 (0.086%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.086%) NCSC
13 2 (0.086%) NIST
System Software
1 661 (28.47%) Active Directory
2 219 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (5.99%) Hyper-V
4 47 (2.02%) vSphere
5 45 (1.94%) XenApp
6 35 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (1.46%) XenDesktop
8 27 (1.16%) Docker
9 21 (0.90%) BitLocker
10 20 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 14 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (0.56%) Firmware
12 13 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (0.43%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
17 2 (0.086%) DFS Replication
18 1 (0.043%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 147 (6.33%) SCCM
2 130 (5.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 40 (1.72%) WSUS
4 35 (1.51%) Single Sign-On
5 28 (1.21%) Kubernetes
6 20 (0.86%) SCOM
7 19 (0.82%) Jamf Pro
8 15 (0.65%) AirWatch
8 15 (0.65%) Terraform
9 11 (0.47%) Backup Exec
10 10 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (0.34%) vRealize
13 7 (0.30%) Ansible
14 6 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.26%) SCVMM
15 5 (0.22%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 1,679 (72.31%) Microsoft
2 288 (12.40%) VMware
3 227 (9.78%) Citrix
4 203 (8.74%) Cisco
5 112 (4.82%) Apple
6 96 (4.13%) SAP
7 87 (3.75%) Google
8 85 (3.66%) Oracle
9 72 (3.10%) ServiceNow
10 60 (2.58%) HP
11 50 (2.15%) Veeam
12 46 (1.98%) Sophos
13 45 (1.94%) Remedy
13 45 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
14 41 (1.77%) Adobe
14 41 (1.77%) IBM
15 40 (1.72%) iManage
16 38 (1.64%) NetApp
17 32 (1.38%) Dell
18 28 (1.21%) Avaya