Period
to 8 July 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 8 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK > England
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 66 77
Rank change year-on-year -21 +11 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 2,418 5,657 6,604
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.33% 4.14% 3.95%
As % of the Applications category 47.05% 49.57% 45.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,046 4,620 5,491
Median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +8.57% +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 5,139 11,413 14,454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 7.07% 8.34% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4,051 8,762 11,379
Median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £21,625
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% -

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 8 July 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 8 July 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 -22 998 £45,000 +16.88% 39
South East -11 494 £37,500 +17.19% 50
North of England -12 370 £36,000 +21.76% 49
North West -2 209 £42,500 +30.77% 29
Midlands -39 205 £31,900 +1.27% 40
East of England -3 176 £32,000 -1.54% 13
South West -7 170 £31,500 -3.08% 34
Yorkshire +10 136 £32,500 +23.22% 16
West Midlands -41 114 £32,500 +4.84% 27
East Midlands -17 89 £29,500 -9.23% 13
North East -17 25 £27,500 -12.70% 4
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 1,687 (69.77%) Microsoft
2 1,077 (44.54%) Windows
3 823 (34.04%) Office 365
4 736 (30.44%) Active Directory
5 604 (24.98%) Microsoft Excel
6 559 (23.12%) Finance
7 486 (20.10%) Windows 10
8 435 (17.99%) Windows Server
9 414 (17.12%) ITIL
10 408 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
11 407 (16.83%) SQL
12 368 (15.22%) Azure
13 340 (14.06%) Degree
14 311 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
15 304 (12.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 297 (12.28%) Project Management
17 285 (11.79%) SQL Server
18 284 (11.75%) Windows 7
19 281 (11.62%) VMware
20 262 (10.84%) SharePoint
21 245 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
22 237 (9.80%) MS Exchange
23 226 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
24 222 (9.18%) LAN
25 218 (9.02%) DNS
26 213 (8.81%) SLA
27 207 (8.56%) TCP/IP
28 202 (8.35%) Firewall
29 200 (8.27%) Cisco
30 199 (8.23%) 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
1 262 (10.84%) SharePoint
2 237 (9.80%) MS Exchange
3 88 (3.64%) Skype for Business
4 77 (3.18%) IIS
5 66 (2.73%) Confluence
6 64 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 62 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (0.66%) Apache
8 16 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.58%) CMS
10 13 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.33%) SAS
12 8 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.29%) ArcGIS
13 7 (0.29%) Smallworld
14 6 (0.25%) Mendix
15 5 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 604 (24.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 304 (12.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 164 (6.78%) MS Visio
4 96 (3.97%) Microsoft Project
5 24 (0.99%) Photoshop
6 21 (0.87%) AutoCAD
7 9 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.37%) InVision
7 9 (0.37%) Sketch
8 7 (0.29%) Acrobat
8 7 (0.29%) NASTRAN
8 7 (0.29%) Siemens NX
9 5 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.21%) Zeplin
10 4 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (0.17%) EPLAN
10 4 (0.17%) Revit
10 4 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.083%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 41 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.45%) Elite 3E
3 10 (0.41%) Magento
4 9 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.37%) Shopify
5 8 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.29%) Exchequer
6 7 (0.29%) FastStats
6 7 (0.29%) Teamcenter
7 5 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.21%) Primavera
7 5 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.17%) Maximo
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.17%) Sage CRM
8 4 (0.17%) Unica
9 3 (0.12%) assyst
9 3 (0.12%) Relativity
10 2 (0.083%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 823 (34.04%) Office 365
2 368 (15.22%) Azure
3 115 (4.76%) AWS
4 92 (3.80%) Power Platform
5 85 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 66 (2.73%) SaaS
7 41 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
8 39 (1.61%) IaaS
9 34 (1.41%) OneDrive
10 33 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
11 31 (1.28%) PaaS
12 29 (1.20%) PowerApps
13 26 (1.08%) Mimecast
14 19 (0.79%) G Suite
15 18 (0.74%) GCP
16 13 (0.54%) Power Automate
17 12 (0.50%) Google Analytics
18 11 (0.45%) WhatsApp
19 9 (0.37%) Smartsheet
19 9 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 222 (9.18%) LAN
2 218 (9.02%) DNS
3 207 (8.56%) TCP/IP
4 202 (8.35%) Firewall
5 192 (7.94%) DHCP
6 174 (7.20%) WAN
7 147 (6.08%) Internet
8 137 (5.67%) VPN
9 125 (5.17%) Skype
10 101 (4.18%) VoIP
11 97 (4.01%) Wireless
12 59 (2.44%) VLAN
13 47 (1.94%) MPLS
14 46 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
15 41 (1.70%) SAN
16 40 (1.65%) Network Security
17 39 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
18 38 (1.57%) Broadband
19 32 (1.32%) Intranet
20 30 (1.24%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 71 (2.94%) Power BI
3 56 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 49 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
6 37 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
8 26 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (0.99%) Relational Database
10 18 (0.74%) Oracle Database
11 17 (0.70%) Qlik Sense
11 17 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
12 16 (0.66%) MS Access
12 16 (0.66%) MySQL
13 15 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (0.54%) GIS
14 13 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (0.50%) Data Lake
15 12 (0.50%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 104 (4.30%) JIRA
2 41 (1.70%) Git (software)
3 29 (1.20%) Visual Studio
4 27 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.45%) Bitbucket
6 9 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.25%) WiX
8 5 (0.21%) Selenium
9 4 (0.17%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.17%) Bugzilla
9 4 (0.17%) StarTeam
9 4 (0.17%) Subversion
9 4 (0.17%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.12%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.12%) LabVIEW
10 3 (0.12%) LSMW
10 3 (0.12%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.12%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.083%) NUnit
General
1 559 (23.12%) Finance
2 148 (6.12%) Legal
3 142 (5.87%) Marketing
4 136 (5.62%) Telecoms
5 113 (4.67%) Law
6 88 (3.64%) Manufacturing
7 79 (3.27%) Public Sector
8 64 (2.65%) Retail
9 63 (2.61%) Banking
10 41 (1.70%) Advertising
11 33 (1.36%) Electronics
12 27 (1.12%) Back Office
13 23 (0.95%) Local Government
14 19 (0.79%) Games
15 15 (0.62%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.58%) Billing
17 12 (0.50%) Financial Institution
18 11 (0.45%) Front Office
19 10 (0.41%) Japanese Language
19 10 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 670 (27.71%) Analyst
2 292 (12.08%) IT Support
3 273 (11.29%) Support Analyst
4 231 (9.55%) Support Engineer
5 150 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 134 (5.54%) Service Analyst
7 128 (5.29%) IT Analyst
8 120 (4.96%) IT Engineer
9 117 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
10 107 (4.43%) Applications Support
11 101 (4.18%) Consultant
12 98 (4.05%) Project Manager
13 94 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 90 (3.72%) Developer
14 90 (3.72%) IT Support Engineer
15 87 (3.60%) Desktop Support
16 79 (3.27%) Business Analyst
17 75 (3.10%) IT Manager
18 73 (3.02%) 1st Line Support
18 73 (3.02%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (3.47%) HTML
2 76 (3.14%) .NET
3 54 (2.23%) CSS
4 44 (1.82%) XML
5 38 (1.57%) ASP.NET
6 18 (0.74%) Web Services
7 16 (0.66%) .NET Framework
8 15 (0.62%) jQuery
8 15 (0.62%) ODBC
9 13 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (0.50%) JSON
11 11 (0.45%) Ajax
11 11 (0.45%) WSH
12 10 (0.41%) COM
13 9 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 9 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 9 (0.37%) Entity Framework
13 9 (0.37%) Kendo UI
14 7 (0.29%) HTML5
14 7 (0.29%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 311 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 158 (6.53%) Management Information System
3 131 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
4 105 (4.34%) Data Centre
5 91 (3.76%) Video Conferencing
6 83 (3.43%) Driving Licence
7 54 (2.23%) iPhone
8 47 (1.94%) User Experience
9 38 (1.57%) Virtual Team
10 36 (1.49%) iPad
11 35 (1.45%) Blackberry
12 32 (1.32%) Smartphone
13 25 (1.03%) Client/Server
14 21 (0.87%) e-Learning
15 19 (0.79%) Fibre Optics
16 18 (0.74%) CMDB
17 17 (0.70%) Fat Client
17 17 (0.70%) Mobile App
17 17 (0.70%) Thin Client
18 16 (0.66%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,077 (44.54%) Windows
2 486 (20.10%) Windows 10
3 435 (17.99%) Windows Server
4 284 (11.75%) Windows 7
5 226 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 142 (5.87%) Windows Server 2016
7 104 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 95 (3.93%) Android
9 93 (3.85%) Linux
10 81 (3.35%) Windows 8
11 73 (3.02%) Apple iOS
12 53 (2.19%) Windows Server 2019
13 45 (1.86%) Mac OS X
14 41 (1.70%) Unix
15 26 (1.08%) Windows XP
16 22 (0.91%) Mac OS
16 22 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (0.45%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.37%) CentOS
19 8 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (17.12%) ITIL
2 408 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
3 297 (12.28%) Project Management
4 245 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
5 143 (5.91%) Project Delivery
6 141 (5.83%) CRM
7 140 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 137 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
9 127 (5.25%) Change Management
10 124 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 124 (5.13%) Migration
11 122 (5.05%) Mentoring
12 120 (4.96%) Time Management
13 118 (4.88%) Service Management
14 111 (4.59%) Service Delivery
15 107 (4.43%) PRINCE2
16 99 (4.09%) Analytics
17 91 (3.76%) Business Analysis
17 91 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
18 82 (3.39%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 407 (16.83%) SQL
2 167 (6.91%) PowerShell
3 79 (3.27%) C
4 76 (3.14%) Python
5 66 (2.73%) VBA
6 65 (2.69%) C#
7 64 (2.65%) JavaScript
8 48 (1.99%) T-SQL
8 48 (1.99%) VB
9 28 (1.16%) Java
10 26 (1.08%) VBScript
11 22 (0.91%) PHP
12 14 (0.58%) R
13 12 (0.50%) C++
14 11 (0.45%) VB.NET
14 11 (0.45%) VB6
15 9 (0.37%) Delphi
16 5 (0.21%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.21%) Perl
16 5 (0.21%) XAML
Qualifications
1 340 (14.06%) Degree
2 195 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 93 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 85 (3.52%) MCP
4 85 (3.52%) Security Cleared
5 81 (3.35%) MCSA
6 78 (3.23%) MCSE
7 67 (2.77%) CCNA
8 51 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
9 49 (2.03%) A+ Certification
10 48 (1.99%) SC Cleared
11 28 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 26 (1.08%) DV Cleared
13 22 (0.91%) CCNP
13 22 (0.91%) CISSP
14 19 (0.79%) MOS
14 19 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (0.70%) SANS
16 16 (0.66%) PMP
17 15 (0.62%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (8.81%) SLA
2 59 (2.44%) GDPR
3 46 (1.90%) QA
4 44 (1.82%) PMO
5 34 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.83%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.25%) COBIT
7 6 (0.25%) NIST
8 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.17%) IEC 62304
10 3 (0.12%) GMP
10 3 (0.12%) GxP
10 3 (0.12%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.12%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.083%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.083%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.041%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.041%) P3O
System Software
1 736 (30.44%) Active Directory
2 199 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (5.33%) Hyper-V
4 49 (2.03%) vSphere
5 36 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
6 32 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
7 31 (1.28%) XenApp
8 23 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 21 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (0.79%) Terminal Services
11 14 (0.58%) VMware Server
12 12 (0.50%) XenDesktop
13 11 (0.45%) Firmware
14 9 (0.37%) BitLocker
15 8 (0.33%) Terminal Server
16 5 (0.21%) Docker
16 5 (0.21%) Xen
17 4 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 4 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 190 (7.86%) SCCM
2 60 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 45 (1.86%) WSUS
4 23 (0.95%) Backup Exec
5 16 (0.66%) QRadar
5 16 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (0.58%) vCenter Server
7 12 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (0.45%) Ansible
8 11 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 10 (0.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 9 (0.37%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
11 8 (0.33%) SCOM
12 7 (0.29%) Nagios
13 6 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
13 6 (0.25%) Kibana
13 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.25%) Puppet
13 6 (0.25%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 1,687 (69.77%) Microsoft
2 281 (11.62%) VMware
3 200 (8.27%) Cisco
4 184 (7.61%) Citrix
5 101 (4.18%) SAP
6 80 (3.31%) HP
7 79 (3.27%) Apple
8 73 (3.02%) Google
9 66 (2.73%) Oracle
10 61 (2.52%) Adobe
10 61 (2.52%) iManage
11 60 (2.48%) ServiceNow
12 59 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
13 56 (2.32%) Dell
14 54 (2.23%) Veeam
15 53 (2.19%) IBM
16 40 (1.65%) CheckPoint
16 40 (1.65%) Symantec
17 35 (1.45%) Palo Alto
18 32 (1.32%) Avaya