Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 102 95 67
Rank change year-on-year -7 -28 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,146 2,084 5,515
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.14% 3.20% 4.12%
As % of the Applications category 42.12% 46.12% 49.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,249 1,699 4,409
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,200 £21,250
25th Percentile £27,000 £28,000 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £38,636 £33,770
Median % change year-on-year +3.53% +14.41% +3.91%
75th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £39,810 £38,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +13.43% +3.08%

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 7,469 4,519 11,151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 7.45% 6.93% 8.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4,846 3,577 8,748
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £22,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +2.63%
75th Percentile £58,500 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -44 1,027 £47,500 +5.56% 205
North of England +17 581 £35,000 -4.11% 224
South East -10 569 £35,000 -4.11% 178
Midlands +28 418 £32,500 +3.17% 154
North West +10 314 £40,000 -5.88% 117
South West +12 294 £29,000 -8.66% 109
West Midlands +26 244 £35,000 +7.69% 81
Yorkshire 0 212 £32,000 +6.67% 77
East of England +2 197 £40,000 +25.00% 107
East Midlands +13 173 £32,500 +12.07% 72
North East +13 55 £32,000 -12.33% 30
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2,257 (71.74%) Microsoft
2 1,326 (42.15%) Social Skills
3 1,176 (37.38%) Windows
4 1,085 (34.49%) Microsoft 365
5 852 (27.08%) Active Directory
6 729 (23.17%) Problem-Solving
7 721 (22.92%) Microsoft Excel
8 664 (21.11%) Finance
9 588 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
10 578 (18.37%) Windows 10
11 559 (17.77%) Azure
12 539 (17.13%) SQL
13 480 (15.26%) Project Management
14 473 (15.03%) Degree
15 471 (14.97%) Windows Server
16 446 (14.18%) ITIL
17 417 (13.25%) SharePoint
18 416 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
19 350 (11.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 344 (10.93%) VMware
21 335 (10.65%) Service Delivery
22 285 (9.06%) SQL Server
23 281 (8.93%) Management Information System
24 265 (8.42%) SLA
25 260 (8.26%) Firewall
25 260 (8.26%) Organisational Skills
26 256 (8.14%) Windows 7
27 253 (8.04%) Cisco
28 243 (7.72%) Retail
28 243 (7.72%) 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
1 417 (13.25%) SharePoint
2 209 (6.64%) MS Exchange
3 98 (3.12%) Confluence
4 55 (1.75%) IIS
5 44 (1.40%) CMS
6 40 (1.27%) Skype for Business
7 30 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (0.45%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.38%) SAS
11 12 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
12 11 (0.35%) Drupal
13 10 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.29%) Joomla!
15 8 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
16 7 (0.22%) nginx
16 7 (0.22%) WordPress
17 6 (0.19%) ArcGIS
17 6 (0.19%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 721 (22.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 350 (11.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 208 (6.61%) MS Visio
4 150 (4.77%) Microsoft Project
5 36 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
6 27 (0.86%) Photoshop
7 19 (0.60%) AutoCAD
8 15 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 14 (0.45%) InDesign
10 13 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.29%) Acrobat
12 8 (0.25%) InVision
12 8 (0.25%) Simulink
13 7 (0.22%) Solid Edge
14 6 (0.19%) Camtasia
14 6 (0.19%) Siemens NX
15 5 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
15 5 (0.16%) InfoPath
16 4 (0.13%) Chatbot
16 4 (0.13%) Revit
Business Applications
1 42 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 22 (0.70%) Oracle Assets
3 22 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
3 22 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
3 22 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
4 14 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 14 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
5 13 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
5 13 (0.41%) Sage 200
6 11 (0.35%) Maximo
7 10 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
8 9 (0.29%) Magento
9 8 (0.25%) C-CURE
9 8 (0.25%) Primavera
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (0.19%) Shopify
10 6 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1,085 (34.49%) Microsoft 365
2 559 (17.77%) Azure
3 218 (6.93%) Power Platform
4 183 (5.82%) AWS
5 177 (5.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 85 (2.70%) SaaS
7 82 (2.61%) OneDrive
8 74 (2.35%) Dynamics 365
9 55 (1.75%) PaaS
10 53 (1.68%) IaaS
11 37 (1.18%) GCP
11 37 (1.18%) Mimecast
12 36 (1.14%) PowerApps
13 32 (1.02%) Smartsheet
14 31 (0.99%) Google Workspace
15 29 (0.92%) Power Automate
16 20 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
16 20 (0.64%) Google Analytics
17 14 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 13 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 260 (8.26%) Firewall
2 222 (7.06%) DNS
3 195 (6.20%) TCP/IP
4 193 (6.13%) DHCP
5 186 (5.91%) WAN
6 185 (5.88%) VPN
7 174 (5.53%) LAN
8 100 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
9 97 (3.08%) VoIP
10 91 (2.89%) Internet
11 87 (2.77%) Wireless
12 76 (2.42%) VLAN
13 68 (2.16%) Remote Desktop
14 65 (2.07%) SAN
15 60 (1.91%) Skype
16 47 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
17 28 (0.89%) NAS
17 28 (0.89%) WebEx
18 27 (0.86%) Cisco ISE
18 27 (0.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 184 (5.85%) Power BI
3 83 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 73 (2.32%) Tableau
5 65 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
7 47 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 46 (1.46%) Relational Database
9 32 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 31 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
11 28 (0.89%) MySQL
12 25 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
13 23 (0.73%) GIS
14 22 (0.70%) Big Data
15 21 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
15 21 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
16 19 (0.60%) MS Access
16 19 (0.60%) RDBMS
17 18 (0.57%) MongoDB
18 17 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 189 (6.01%) JIRA
2 51 (1.62%) Git (software)
3 41 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 27 (0.86%) Selenium
5 25 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 19 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (0.57%) Artifactory
7 18 (0.57%) Gradle
7 18 (0.57%) Jenkins
7 18 (0.57%) Maven
7 18 (0.57%) Mocha
8 14 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
9 13 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 11 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
11 10 (0.32%) JUnit
11 10 (0.32%) Mockito
12 8 (0.25%) HP UFT
13 7 (0.22%) Snyk
14 6 (0.19%) Cactus
14 6 (0.19%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1,326 (42.15%) Social Skills
2 664 (21.11%) Finance
3 588 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
4 260 (8.26%) Organisational Skills
5 243 (7.72%) Retail
6 189 (6.01%) Marketing
7 172 (5.47%) Legal
8 152 (4.83%) Law
9 143 (4.55%) Telecoms
10 134 (4.26%) Presentation Skills
11 132 (4.20%) Manufacturing
12 101 (3.21%) Banking
13 68 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 66 (2.10%) Influencing Skills
15 58 (1.84%) Public Sector
16 57 (1.81%) Automotive
17 41 (1.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 35 (1.11%) Advertising
19 34 (1.08%) Billing
19 34 (1.08%) German Language
Job Titles
1 804 (25.56%) Analyst
2 352 (11.19%) IT Support
3 215 (6.83%) Support Analyst
4 212 (6.74%) Support Engineer
5 192 (6.10%) Project Manager
6 177 (5.63%) IT Analyst
7 161 (5.12%) Service Analyst
8 156 (4.96%) IT Engineer
9 149 (4.74%) Developer
10 144 (4.58%) Service Desk Analyst
11 140 (4.45%) Business Analyst
12 115 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
13 114 (3.62%) IT Support Analyst
14 113 (3.59%) Administrator
15 112 (3.56%) Support Technician
16 103 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 100 (3.18%) IT Manager
18 95 (3.02%) Consultant
19 93 (2.96%) IT Support Engineer
20 85 (2.70%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (4.77%) HTML
2 93 (2.96%) CSS
3 79 (2.51%) .NET
4 75 (2.38%) XML
5 61 (1.94%) JSON
6 58 (1.84%) Web Services
7 47 (1.49%) jQuery
8 46 (1.46%) COM
9 32 (1.02%) React
10 29 (0.92%) ASP.NET
10 29 (0.92%) REST
11 28 (0.89%) Ajax
11 28 (0.89%) Node.js
12 20 (0.64%) AngularJS
13 19 (0.60%) .NET Framework
13 19 (0.60%) EDI
13 19 (0.60%) HTML5
13 19 (0.60%) SOAP
14 13 (0.41%) SAML
15 10 (0.32%) JAXP
Miscellaneous
1 281 (8.93%) Management Information System
2 239 (7.60%) Self-Motivation
3 178 (5.66%) Driving Licence
4 83 (2.64%) User Experience
5 81 (2.57%) Video Conferencing
6 65 (2.07%) Data Centre
7 49 (1.56%) EPoS
8 48 (1.53%) CCTV
9 44 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 41 (1.30%) Life Science
11 40 (1.27%) Virtual Team
12 35 (1.11%) Social Media
13 33 (1.05%) iPhone
14 30 (0.95%) e-Learning
14 30 (0.95%) Mobile App
15 29 (0.92%) iPad
16 27 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
17 25 (0.79%) Blackberry
18 23 (0.73%) BYOD
18 23 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1,176 (37.38%) Windows
2 578 (18.37%) Windows 10
3 471 (14.97%) Windows Server
4 256 (8.14%) Windows 7
5 197 (6.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 160 (5.09%) Windows Server 2016
7 132 (4.20%) Linux
8 120 (3.81%) Android
9 117 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 114 (3.62%) Windows Server 2019
11 87 (2.77%) Windows 8
12 86 (2.73%) Apple iOS
13 46 (1.46%) Mac OS
14 37 (1.18%) Windows XP
15 36 (1.14%) Mac OS X
16 31 (0.99%) Unix
17 20 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
18 12 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 7 (0.22%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 729 (23.17%) Problem-Solving
2 480 (15.26%) Project Management
3 446 (14.18%) ITIL
4 416 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
5 335 (10.65%) Service Delivery
6 233 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
7 216 (6.87%) Line Management
8 201 (6.39%) Project Delivery
8 201 (6.39%) Time Management
9 199 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 195 (6.20%) Decision-Making
11 190 (6.04%) Information Security
12 182 (5.79%) Change Management
12 182 (5.79%) PRINCE2
13 181 (5.75%) Analytics
14 179 (5.69%) ERP
15 176 (5.59%) CRM
16 156 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
17 154 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 143 (4.55%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 539 (17.13%) SQL
2 240 (7.63%) PowerShell
3 131 (4.16%) JavaScript
4 125 (3.97%) Python
5 97 (3.08%) C#
6 82 (2.61%) Java
7 72 (2.29%) VBA
8 71 (2.26%) C
9 61 (1.94%) T-SQL
10 29 (0.92%) PL/SQL
11 23 (0.73%) PHP
12 18 (0.57%) Java 8
13 17 (0.54%) C++
14 15 (0.48%) VB
15 14 (0.45%) MATLAB
16 12 (0.38%) R
16 12 (0.38%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.32%) X++
18 9 (0.29%) Bash Shell
19 8 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 473 (15.03%) Degree
2 148 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 87 (2.77%) Security Cleared
4 77 (2.45%) MCSE
5 72 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
6 65 (2.07%) CCNA
7 60 (1.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 48 (1.53%) SC Cleared
9 40 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
10 39 (1.24%) PMI Certification
11 38 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
11 38 (1.21%) MCSA
12 30 (0.95%) PMP
13 29 (0.92%) MCP
14 28 (0.89%) DBS Check
15 23 (0.73%) A+ Certification
16 22 (0.70%) CISSP
16 22 (0.70%) ISTQB
17 18 (0.57%) CCNP
18 16 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (8.42%) SLA
2 133 (4.23%) QA
3 102 (3.24%) GDPR
4 91 (2.89%) PMO
5 56 (1.78%) Data Quality
6 32 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (0.73%) GMP
8 11 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.29%) NIST
10 6 (0.19%) Accessibility
10 6 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.19%) Def Stans
10 6 (0.19%) GxP
11 5 (0.16%) MiFID
12 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.095%) GAMP
13 3 (0.095%) GLP
13 3 (0.095%) HAZOP
13 3 (0.095%) NIST 800
System Software
1 852 (27.08%) Active Directory
2 243 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 212 (6.74%) Hyper-V
4 54 (1.72%) vSphere
5 39 (1.24%) XenApp
6 35 (1.11%) XenDesktop
7 27 (0.86%) BitLocker
8 24 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
10 19 (0.60%) Docker
11 15 (0.48%) Terminal Services
12 14 (0.45%) Firmware
13 12 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
13 12 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.25%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 4 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
17 3 (0.095%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 189 (6.01%) Microsoft Intune
2 150 (4.77%) SCCM
3 46 (1.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 46 (1.46%) WSUS
4 31 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
5 27 (0.86%) Jamf Pro
6 23 (0.73%) Kubernetes
7 21 (0.67%) Terraform
8 20 (0.64%) AirWatch
9 16 (0.51%) SCOM
10 14 (0.45%) Backup Exec
11 10 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.22%) SCVMM
13 7 (0.22%) vRealize
14 5 (0.16%) Ansible
14 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 5 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 4 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2,257 (71.74%) Microsoft
2 344 (10.93%) VMware
3 253 (8.04%) Cisco
4 234 (7.44%) Citrix
5 137 (4.35%) Apple
6 130 (4.13%) SAP
7 126 (4.01%) Oracle
8 116 (3.69%) Google
9 87 (2.77%) Veeam
10 77 (2.45%) ServiceNow
11 71 (2.26%) Adobe
12 66 (2.10%) HP
13 56 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
14 49 (1.56%) Remedy
15 48 (1.53%) IBM
16 46 (1.46%) iManage
17 42 (1.34%) Sophos
18 37 (1.18%) Dell
18 37 (1.18%) Meraki
19 36 (1.14%) NetApp