Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 111 67 70
Rank change year-on-year -44 +3 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,297 5,376 6,454
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.87% 4.12% 4.14%
As % of the Applications category 46.62% 49.57% 46.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,139 4,450 5,284
Median annual salary £42,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.23% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £41,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +27.69% - -

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 2,782 10,845 13,881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.16% 8.31% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,202 8,514 10,835
Median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -2.60% +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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -53 493 £47,500 +26.67% 60
South East -34 254 £37,500 +22.95% 71
North of England -14 248 £40,750 +45.54% 78
North West -5 161 £42,500 +37.05% 31
Midlands -39 126 £32,500 +12.07% 54
South West -28 87 £34,500 +15.00% 33
East of England -9 78 £31,500 +5.00% 26
Yorkshire -14 72 £27,500 +3.77% 38
West Midlands -53 72 £30,000 -3.23% 25
East Midlands -15 53 £35,000 +27.27% 29
North East -13 15 £32,500 +16.07% 9
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 925 (71.32%) Microsoft
2 559 (43.10%) Windows
3 498 (38.40%) Office 365
4 438 (33.77%) Active Directory
5 331 (25.52%) Finance
6 268 (20.66%) Azure
7 260 (20.05%) Microsoft Excel
8 248 (19.12%) ITIL
9 239 (18.43%) Windows 10
10 236 (18.20%) Windows Server
11 224 (17.27%) Degree
12 196 (15.11%) SQL
13 179 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
14 176 (13.57%) SharePoint
15 172 (13.26%) SQL Server
15 172 (13.26%) Agile Software Development
16 171 (13.18%) Cisco
17 169 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
18 163 (12.57%) Firewall
19 162 (12.49%) VMware
20 158 (12.18%) Project Management
21 138 (10.64%) Management Information System
22 129 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification
23 127 (9.79%) MS Exchange
24 126 (9.71%) DNS
25 125 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
26 121 (9.33%) PowerShell
26 121 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
27 120 (9.25%) SLA
28 118 (9.10%) Windows 7

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
1 176 (13.57%) SharePoint
2 127 (9.79%) MS Exchange
3 64 (4.93%) IIS
4 49 (3.78%) Skype for Business
5 47 (3.62%) Confluence
6 43 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (1.08%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.77%) Apache
10 9 (0.69%) SAS
11 8 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.46%) ArcGIS
12 6 (0.46%) Mendix
12 6 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.31%) K2 blackpearl
13 4 (0.31%) Moodle
14 3 (0.23%) CMS
14 3 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 260 (20.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 115 (8.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 108 (8.33%) MS Visio
4 56 (4.32%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (1.00%) AutoCAD
6 8 (0.62%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.31%) Revit
9 3 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.23%) Camtasia
9 3 (0.23%) EPLAN
9 3 (0.23%) InVision
9 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.23%) Sketch
9 3 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.23%) Stata
10 2 (0.15%) Siemens NX
10 2 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.46%) Carpe Diem
2 6 (0.46%) FastStats
3 5 (0.39%) Maximo
4 4 (0.31%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.31%) Unica
5 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.23%) Relativity
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.15%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.15%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.15%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.15%) Magento
6 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.15%) Workfront
7 1 (0.077%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 498 (38.40%) Office 365
2 268 (20.66%) Azure
3 91 (7.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 87 (6.71%) AWS
5 50 (3.86%) Power Platform
6 32 (2.47%) GCP
7 29 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (2.00%) SaaS
9 24 (1.85%) OneDrive
10 23 (1.77%) Slack
11 22 (1.70%) Route 53
12 20 (1.54%) IaaS
13 18 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
13 18 (1.39%) PowerApps
14 12 (0.93%) G Suite
14 12 (0.93%) PaaS
15 8 (0.62%) Mimecast
16 7 (0.54%) Amazon S3
17 6 (0.46%) Serverless
17 6 (0.46%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 163 (12.57%) Firewall
2 126 (9.71%) DNS
3 109 (8.40%) LAN
4 105 (8.10%) DHCP
5 99 (7.63%) Internet
6 93 (7.17%) VPN
7 87 (6.71%) WAN
8 83 (6.40%) Wireless
9 72 (5.55%) TCP/IP
10 70 (5.40%) Skype
11 67 (5.17%) VoIP
12 55 (4.24%) MPLS
13 53 (4.09%) Network Security
14 44 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
15 41 (3.16%) BGP
16 34 (2.62%) SNMP
17 30 (2.31%) OSPF
18 26 (2.00%) SAN
19 24 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
20 23 (1.77%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (13.26%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 34 (2.62%) BusinessObjects
3 34 (2.62%) Power BI
4 21 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
5 20 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 13 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
10 10 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.62%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.62%) MS Access
12 8 (0.62%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.62%) SAP HANA
13 7 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (0.54%) Blockchain
13 7 (0.54%) GIS
Development Applications
1 53 (4.09%) JIRA
2 29 (2.24%) Git (software)
2 29 (2.24%) Visual Studio
3 17 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.54%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.31%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.31%) Selenium
5 4 (0.31%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.23%) Ant
6 3 (0.23%) LabVIEW
6 3 (0.23%) Maven
6 3 (0.23%) MSBuild
6 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.15%) JUnit
7 2 (0.15%) NUnit
7 2 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 331 (25.52%) Finance
2 104 (8.02%) Telecoms
3 73 (5.63%) Legal
4 69 (5.32%) Marketing
5 57 (4.39%) Manufacturing
6 56 (4.32%) Law
7 53 (4.09%) Public Sector
8 38 (2.93%) Retail
9 35 (2.70%) Banking
10 33 (2.54%) Electronics
11 17 (1.31%) Back Office
12 15 (1.16%) Advertising
13 13 (1.00%) Local Government
14 6 (0.46%) Housing Association
14 6 (0.46%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.46%) Japanese Language
15 5 (0.39%) Digital Economy
16 4 (0.31%) Games
16 4 (0.31%) German Language
17 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 317 (24.44%) Analyst
2 118 (9.10%) Support Analyst
2 118 (9.10%) Support Engineer
3 86 (6.63%) IT Support
4 79 (6.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 69 (5.32%) Network Engineer
6 63 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 57 (4.39%) Project Manager
7 57 (4.39%) Service Analyst
8 56 (4.32%) Consultant
9 54 (4.16%) Desktop Support
9 54 (4.16%) IT Engineer
9 54 (4.16%) Technical Support
10 52 (4.01%) Developer
11 47 (3.62%) Applications Support
11 47 (3.62%) IT Manager
12 44 (3.39%) Service Desk Analyst
13 40 (3.08%) IT Analyst
14 33 (2.54%) Business Analyst
15 32 (2.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.32%) .NET
2 32 (2.47%) HTML
3 25 (1.93%) ASP.NET
3 25 (1.93%) CSS
4 19 (1.46%) XML
5 14 (1.08%) .NET Framework
6 13 (1.00%) jQuery
7 11 (0.85%) ODBC
7 11 (0.85%) Web Services
8 9 (0.69%) Ajax
8 9 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (0.69%) JSON
9 8 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 8 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 8 (0.62%) COM
9 8 (0.62%) Entity Framework
9 8 (0.62%) Kendo UI
10 6 (0.46%) REST
11 4 (0.31%) Middleware
11 4 (0.31%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 169 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (10.64%) Management Information System
3 77 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
4 71 (5.47%) Data Centre
5 52 (4.01%) Driving Licence
6 28 (2.16%) iPhone
7 24 (1.85%) User Experience
8 23 (1.77%) Virtual Team
9 21 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
10 17 (1.31%) Client/Server
10 17 (1.31%) e-Learning
11 16 (1.23%) Blackberry
12 14 (1.08%) CMDB
12 14 (1.08%) PKI
13 13 (1.00%) Fat Client
13 13 (1.00%) NHS
13 13 (1.00%) Replication
13 13 (1.00%) Thin Client
14 12 (0.93%) AS400
14 12 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 559 (43.10%) Windows
2 239 (18.43%) Windows 10
3 236 (18.20%) Windows Server
4 121 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 118 (9.10%) Windows 7
6 81 (6.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 76 (5.86%) Linux
8 69 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (4.47%) Android
10 40 (3.08%) Windows 8
11 36 (2.78%) Apple iOS
12 31 (2.39%) Windows Server 2019
13 29 (2.24%) Mac OS X
14 20 (1.54%) Unix
15 11 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.77%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.69%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.62%) Windows 2000
19 5 (0.39%) CentOS
19 5 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (19.12%) ITIL
2 179 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
3 172 (13.26%) Agile Software Development
4 158 (12.18%) Project Management
5 94 (7.25%) Project Delivery
6 85 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
7 78 (6.01%) Identity Management
7 78 (6.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 74 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 72 (5.55%) Change Management
10 68 (5.24%) Cybersecurity
11 65 (5.01%) Service Delivery
12 62 (4.78%) Mentoring
13 60 (4.63%) DevOps
13 60 (4.63%) Time Management
14 59 (4.55%) CRM
15 57 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
16 56 (4.32%) Migration
17 54 (4.16%) Service Management
17 54 (4.16%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 196 (15.11%) SQL
2 121 (9.33%) PowerShell
3 56 (4.32%) C
4 54 (4.16%) Python
5 34 (2.62%) C#
6 33 (2.54%) VB
7 30 (2.31%) T-SQL
8 27 (2.08%) JavaScript
9 21 (1.62%) VBA
10 16 (1.23%) Java
11 9 (0.69%) Bash Shell
11 9 (0.69%) Delphi
11 9 (0.69%) VB6
12 7 (0.54%) PHP
13 5 (0.39%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.31%) Apex Code
14 4 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (0.31%) Perl
14 4 (0.31%) R
14 4 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 224 (17.27%) Degree
2 129 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 73 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (5.09%) Security Cleared
5 58 (4.47%) CCNA
5 58 (4.47%) MCP
6 51 (3.93%) MCSE
7 46 (3.55%) SC Cleared
8 39 (3.01%) MCSA
9 31 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
10 29 (2.24%) CCNP
11 28 (2.16%) A+ Certification
12 26 (2.00%) SANS
13 19 (1.46%) DV Cleared
14 17 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 16 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (0.93%) ISEB
18 11 (0.85%) MCDST
19 10 (0.77%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (9.25%) SLA
2 52 (4.01%) GDPR
3 29 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.54%) PMO
5 19 (1.46%) QA
6 9 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.46%) COBIT
7 6 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.31%) NIST
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.077%) Basel III
11 1 (0.077%) COREP
11 1 (0.077%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.077%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.077%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.077%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.077%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.077%) Solvency II
System Software
1 438 (33.77%) Active Directory
2 125 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (6.78%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
5 29 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
8 18 (1.39%) vSphere
9 16 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 14 (1.08%) Terminal Server
10 14 (1.08%) VMware Server
11 13 (1.00%) XenApp
12 7 (0.54%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.39%) Firmware
13 5 (0.39%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.31%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.15%) vCloud
17 1 (0.077%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 101 (7.79%) SCCM
2 51 (3.93%) Microsoft Intune
3 37 (2.85%) WSUS
4 26 (2.00%) QRadar
5 24 (1.85%) Puppet
6 23 (1.77%) Ansible
6 23 (1.77%) Nagios
7 22 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (1.46%) Backup Exec
9 13 (1.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 11 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 10 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
11 10 (0.77%) SCOM
12 8 (0.62%) SCVMM
12 8 (0.62%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
15 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 4 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
16 3 (0.23%) Kibana
Vendors
1 925 (71.32%) Microsoft
2 171 (13.18%) Cisco
3 162 (12.49%) VMware
4 103 (7.94%) Citrix
5 79 (6.09%) SAP
6 70 (5.40%) Palo Alto
7 57 (4.39%) CheckPoint
8 49 (3.78%) IBM
9 46 (3.55%) Veeam
10 37 (2.85%) Adobe
10 37 (2.85%) Oracle
11 33 (2.54%) Avaya
12 32 (2.47%) Google
12 32 (2.47%) HP
13 30 (2.31%) Splunk
14 28 (2.16%) ServiceNow
15 27 (2.08%) Apple
15 27 (2.08%) Nokia
16 26 (2.00%) Dell
16 26 (2.00%) Salesforce.com