Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 92 120 69
Rank change year-on-year +28 -51 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,811 1,209 5,194
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.48% 2.74% 4.09%
As % of the Applications category 41.45% 44.81% 49.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,643 999 4,232
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,850 £21,250
25th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -
75th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £58,750
UK median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -

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 9,194 2,698 10,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 8.39% 6.12% 8.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5,811 2,216 8,393
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £22,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +20.00% -6.25%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% -5.06%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +21 1,312 £47,500 - 206
North of England +17 733 £33,750 -12.65% 260
South East +15 662 £35,000 -2.78% 201
Midlands +33 535 £32,500 - 170
North West +19 406 £35,000 -17.65% 130
West Midlands +22 300 £32,500 +8.33% 94
South West +29 279 £29,000 -12.96% 121
East of England +18 263 £35,000 +6.06% 97
Yorkshire +14 253 £31,750 +15.25% 103
East Midlands +27 228 £32,500 -7.14% 74
North East +20 74 £35,000 -14.63% 27
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 2,750 (72.16%) Microsoft
2 1,627 (42.69%) Social Skills
3 1,373 (36.03%) Windows
4 1,173 (30.78%) Microsoft 365
5 1,002 (26.29%) Active Directory
6 934 (24.51%) Microsoft Excel
7 899 (23.59%) Problem-Solving
8 772 (20.26%) Finance
9 701 (18.39%) Windows 10
10 645 (16.92%) SQL
11 624 (16.37%) Azure
12 619 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
13 612 (16.06%) Degree
14 569 (14.93%) Windows Server
15 546 (14.33%) Project Management
16 533 (13.99%) Agile Software Development
17 519 (13.62%) ITIL
18 485 (12.73%) Service Delivery
19 462 (12.12%) SharePoint
20 446 (11.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 437 (11.47%) Retail
22 400 (10.50%) SQL Server
23 379 (9.94%) VMware
24 371 (9.73%) Management Information System
25 323 (8.48%) Self-Motivation
26 313 (8.21%) Line Management
27 293 (7.69%) Cisco
28 290 (7.61%) SLA
29 287 (7.53%) Organisational Skills
30 286 (7.50%) 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
1 462 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 228 (5.98%) MS Exchange
3 95 (2.49%) Confluence
4 72 (1.89%) CMS
5 68 (1.78%) IIS
6 37 (0.97%) Skype for Business
7 30 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (0.50%) SAS
9 17 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (0.42%) Drupal
11 10 (0.26%) Joomla!
11 10 (0.26%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.21%) WordPress
13 7 (0.18%) ArcGIS
13 7 (0.18%) nginx
14 6 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.13%) MS Project Server
15 5 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 934 (24.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 446 (11.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 239 (6.27%) MS Visio
4 187 (4.91%) Microsoft Project
5 40 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
6 30 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 29 (0.76%) Photoshop
8 26 (0.68%) AutoCAD
9 19 (0.50%) InDesign
10 17 (0.45%) Acrobat
11 13 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (0.24%) FrameMaker
13 7 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
14 6 (0.16%) Revit
14 6 (0.16%) Siemens NX
14 6 (0.16%) Sketch
14 6 (0.16%) Solid Edge
15 5 (0.13%) Adobe XD
16 4 (0.10%) iWork
16 4 (0.10%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 58 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
3 25 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 22 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
5 21 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
5 21 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
6 20 (0.52%) Maximo
7 18 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
8 16 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
8 16 (0.42%) NetSuite
9 14 (0.37%) IBM Planning Analytics
9 14 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
10 11 (0.29%) Primavera
11 10 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
11 10 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
11 10 (0.26%) SAP ERP
12 9 (0.24%) Magento
12 9 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
13 7 (0.18%) Visualfiles
14 6 (0.16%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1,173 (30.78%) Microsoft 365
2 624 (16.37%) Azure
3 260 (6.82%) Power Platform
4 189 (4.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 150 (3.94%) AWS
6 111 (2.91%) OneDrive
6 111 (2.91%) SaaS
7 77 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
8 66 (1.73%) PaaS
9 64 (1.68%) IaaS
10 58 (1.52%) Power Automate
10 58 (1.52%) PowerApps
11 39 (1.02%) Mimecast
12 38 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 27 (0.71%) GCP
13 27 (0.71%) Google Analytics
14 25 (0.66%) Google Workspace
15 22 (0.58%) Smartsheet
16 20 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
17 19 (0.50%) Google Ads
Communications & Networking
1 279 (7.32%) Firewall
2 259 (6.80%) WAN
3 257 (6.74%) DNS
4 246 (6.45%) TCP/IP
5 235 (6.17%) LAN
6 231 (6.06%) VPN
7 227 (5.96%) DHCP
8 118 (3.10%) Wi-Fi
9 112 (2.94%) Internet
10 106 (2.78%) Wireless
11 101 (2.65%) VLAN
12 82 (2.15%) VoIP
13 71 (1.86%) Skype
14 69 (1.81%) SAN
15 68 (1.78%) Cisco IOS
16 43 (1.13%) WebEx
17 40 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
18 36 (0.94%) Intranet
19 28 (0.73%) NAS
20 21 (0.55%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 221 (5.80%) Power BI
3 112 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 108 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 62 (1.63%) Relational Database
6 61 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
7 60 (1.57%) Tableau
8 46 (1.21%) MS Access
8 46 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 42 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 42 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 32 (0.84%) RDBMS
11 30 (0.79%) Metadata
12 27 (0.71%) MySQL
13 26 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
14 23 (0.60%) Oracle Database
15 22 (0.58%) Data Lake
16 21 (0.55%) QlikView
17 19 (0.50%) Big Data
18 18 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 204 (5.35%) JIRA
2 66 (1.73%) Git (software)
3 34 (0.89%) Selenium
3 34 (0.89%) Visual Studio
4 29 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 20 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
6 20 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 17 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
8 10 (0.26%) Liquibase
9 8 (0.21%) Dreamweaver
10 7 (0.18%) HP UFT
10 7 (0.18%) NUnit
10 7 (0.18%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.16%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.16%) Cactus
11 6 (0.16%) gulp
11 6 (0.16%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.16%) webpack
12 5 (0.13%) Maven
General
1 1,627 (42.69%) Social Skills
2 772 (20.26%) Finance
3 619 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
4 437 (11.47%) Retail
5 287 (7.53%) Organisational Skills
6 260 (6.82%) Marketing
7 197 (5.17%) Legal
8 184 (4.83%) Law
9 178 (4.67%) Manufacturing
10 143 (3.75%) Presentation Skills
11 142 (3.73%) Telecoms
12 127 (3.33%) Banking
13 98 (2.57%) Influencing Skills
14 72 (1.89%) Public Sector
15 66 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
16 64 (1.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 46 (1.21%) Advertising
18 42 (1.10%) French Language
18 42 (1.10%) German Language
19 40 (1.05%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 972 (25.51%) Analyst
2 418 (10.97%) IT Support
3 284 (7.45%) Support Engineer
4 272 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 218 (5.72%) Developer
6 203 (5.33%) IT Analyst
7 200 (5.25%) Project Manager
8 189 (4.96%) Service Analyst
9 183 (4.80%) IT Engineer
10 172 (4.51%) Service Desk Analyst
11 165 (4.33%) Consultant
12 163 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
13 149 (3.91%) Business Analyst
14 136 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
15 126 (3.31%) IT Support Engineer
16 120 (3.15%) Support Technician
17 109 (2.86%) Desktop Support
18 93 (2.44%) IT Manager
19 92 (2.41%) Administrator
20 88 (2.31%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (4.59%) HTML
2 133 (3.49%) .NET
3 119 (3.12%) XML
4 116 (3.04%) CSS
5 68 (1.78%) Web Services
6 65 (1.71%) jQuery
7 57 (1.50%) JSON
8 53 (1.39%) ASP.NET
8 53 (1.39%) COM
9 40 (1.05%) XSLT
10 36 (0.94%) .NET Framework
10 36 (0.94%) REST
11 35 (0.92%) React
12 31 (0.81%) Ajax
13 29 (0.76%) AngularJS
13 29 (0.76%) HTML5
14 26 (0.68%) SOAP
15 24 (0.63%) Entity Framework
16 19 (0.50%) WCF
17 18 (0.47%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 371 (9.73%) Management Information System
2 323 (8.48%) Self-Motivation
3 208 (5.46%) Driving Licence
4 106 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
5 96 (2.52%) Data Centre
6 87 (2.28%) EPoS
7 83 (2.18%) User Experience
8 64 (1.68%) CCTV
9 57 (1.50%) Blackberry
9 57 (1.50%) iPhone
10 56 (1.47%) Life Science
10 56 (1.47%) Virtual Team
11 51 (1.34%) Social Media
12 50 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
13 46 (1.21%) iPad
14 39 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
15 36 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
16 34 (0.89%) Security Operations Centre
17 32 (0.84%) Smartphone
18 31 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,373 (36.03%) Windows
2 701 (18.39%) Windows 10
3 569 (14.93%) Windows Server
4 285 (7.48%) Windows 7
5 233 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 187 (4.91%) Windows Server 2016
7 138 (3.62%) Android
8 129 (3.38%) Windows Server 2019
9 123 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 121 (3.18%) Linux
11 119 (3.12%) Windows 8
12 98 (2.57%) Apple iOS
13 67 (1.76%) Mac OS
14 58 (1.52%) Mac OS X
15 48 (1.26%) Windows XP
16 36 (0.94%) Unix
17 14 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
18 11 (0.29%) VMS
19 10 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
20 9 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 899 (23.59%) Problem-Solving
2 546 (14.33%) Project Management
3 533 (13.99%) Agile Software Development
4 519 (13.62%) ITIL
5 485 (12.73%) Service Delivery
6 313 (8.21%) Line Management
7 273 (7.16%) Information Security
8 269 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
9 246 (6.45%) Time Management
10 240 (6.30%) Facilities Management
11 232 (6.09%) Analytics
12 230 (6.04%) CRM
12 230 (6.04%) Project Delivery
13 225 (5.90%) Decision-Making
14 217 (5.69%) Change Management
15 208 (5.46%) Continuous Improvement
16 204 (5.35%) ERP
17 202 (5.30%) PRINCE2
18 182 (4.78%) Data Analysis
19 176 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 645 (16.92%) SQL
2 267 (7.01%) PowerShell
3 164 (4.30%) JavaScript
4 144 (3.78%) Python
5 141 (3.70%) C#
6 101 (2.65%) T-SQL
7 92 (2.41%) C
8 86 (2.26%) VBA
9 66 (1.73%) Java
10 41 (1.08%) PHP
11 31 (0.81%) PL/SQL
11 31 (0.81%) VB
12 27 (0.71%) R
13 26 (0.68%) VB.NET
14 25 (0.66%) MATLAB
15 16 (0.42%) Ruby
16 11 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 10 (0.26%) VBScript
18 9 (0.24%) X++
19 7 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 612 (16.06%) Degree
2 170 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 99 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 82 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
5 77 (2.02%) MCSE
6 74 (1.94%) CCNA
7 65 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 62 (1.63%) HNC
8 62 (1.63%) HND
9 60 (1.57%) MCSA
10 58 (1.52%) SC Cleared
11 45 (1.18%) MCP
12 41 (1.08%) PMI Certification
13 40 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
14 36 (0.94%) PMP
15 35 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 32 (0.84%) ISEB
16 32 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 28 (0.73%) A+ Certification
17 28 (0.73%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (7.61%) SLA
2 185 (4.85%) QA
3 108 (2.83%) GDPR
4 100 (2.62%) PMO
5 62 (1.63%) Data Quality
6 42 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 26 (0.68%) GMP
8 21 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (0.42%) Accessibility
10 15 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
11 10 (0.26%) Def Stans
11 10 (0.26%) ISO 9001
11 10 (0.26%) NIST
12 7 (0.18%) NEBOSH
13 6 (0.16%) GLP
13 6 (0.16%) GxP
13 6 (0.16%) ISO 14001
13 6 (0.16%) NIST 800
13 6 (0.16%) P3O
14 4 (0.10%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 1,002 (26.29%) Active Directory
2 286 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 241 (6.32%) Hyper-V
4 52 (1.36%) vSphere
5 36 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
6 27 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
7 25 (0.66%) BitLocker
8 24 (0.63%) XenDesktop
9 19 (0.50%) XenApp
10 16 (0.42%) Terminal Services
11 13 (0.34%) Firmware
11 13 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.21%) VMware Server
13 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (0.13%) Docker
16 4 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 4 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.10%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.079%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 205 (5.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 201 (5.27%) SCCM
3 46 (1.21%) WSUS
4 40 (1.05%) Jamf Pro
5 36 (0.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 29 (0.76%) SCOM
7 28 (0.73%) Backup Exec
8 26 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
9 23 (0.60%) Terraform
10 16 (0.42%) NetBackup
11 14 (0.37%) SCVMM
12 13 (0.34%) AirWatch
13 10 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.26%) Kubernetes
14 9 (0.24%) HP ALM
14 9 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 8 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
15 8 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 7 (0.18%) PowerCLI
17 6 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2,750 (72.16%) Microsoft
2 379 (9.94%) VMware
3 293 (7.69%) Cisco
4 184 (4.83%) Citrix
5 168 (4.41%) Apple
6 164 (4.30%) Google
6 164 (4.30%) SAP
7 128 (3.36%) Oracle
8 116 (3.04%) ServiceNow
9 114 (2.99%) Adobe
10 108 (2.83%) Veeam
11 73 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
12 69 (1.81%) HP
13 54 (1.42%) Remedy
14 53 (1.39%) Meraki
15 47 (1.23%) iManage
16 41 (1.08%) Dell
17 36 (0.94%) Sophos
18 34 (0.89%) JD Edwards
19 33 (0.87%) IBM