Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK > England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 74 73
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 6,122 6,800 6,905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.14% 4.05% 3.98%
As % of the Applications category 46.94% 46.46% 46.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4,851 5,533 5,822
England median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,750 £20,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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 13,042 14,637 14,995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 8.82% 8.72% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 9,939 11,516 12,354
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,750 £21,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in England

Microsoft Office
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in England.

Salary trend for Microsoft Office in England

Microsoft Office
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in England over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018. 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 +9 2,588 £37,500 -1.96% 227
South East +2 1,301 £30,000 - 173
North of England -8 729 £27,000 -1.82% 162
Midlands +19 668 £30,000 +7.14% 137
West Midlands +24 491 £30,500 +1.67% 76
East of England 0 459 £32,500 +12.07% 71
South West +3 406 £30,000 +11.11% 81
North West +6 376 £30,000 +20.00% 80
Yorkshire -3 308 £25,000 -10.71% 72
East Midlands -8 175 £27,500 +10.00% 61
North East -28 45 £21,000 -25.00% 10
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 4,073 (66.53%) Microsoft
2 2,996 (48.94%) Windows
3 2,160 (35.28%) Active Directory
4 1,515 (24.75%) Office 365
5 1,433 (23.41%) Microsoft Excel
6 1,310 (21.40%) Finance
7 1,298 (21.20%) ITIL
8 1,197 (19.55%) Windows 7
9 1,135 (18.54%) Windows Server
10 1,126 (18.39%) Windows 10
11 1,060 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
12 942 (15.39%) SQL
13 852 (13.92%) Project Management
14 798 (13.03%) Degree
15 791 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
16 780 (12.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 741 (12.10%) MS Exchange
18 701 (11.45%) VMware
19 657 (10.73%) SharePoint
20 607 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
21 578 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
22 568 (9.28%) Citrix
23 555 (9.07%) SLA
24 538 (8.79%) SQL Server
25 520 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
26 509 (8.31%) Windows Server 2008
27 487 (7.95%) Firewall
28 481 (7.86%) MS Visio
29 476 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
30 468 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 741 (12.10%) MS Exchange
2 657 (10.73%) SharePoint
3 232 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 211 (3.45%) Skype for Business
5 128 (2.09%) Confluence
6 105 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 92 (1.50%) IIS
8 68 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 63 (1.03%) CMS
10 45 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
11 43 (0.70%) IBM Notes
12 38 (0.62%) SAS
13 24 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
14 21 (0.34%) WordPress
15 19 (0.31%) Apache
16 18 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
17 17 (0.28%) Tomcat
18 12 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 11 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
20 8 (0.13%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 1,433 (23.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 780 (12.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 481 (7.86%) MS Visio
4 350 (5.72%) Microsoft Project
5 50 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 48 (0.78%) Photoshop
7 47 (0.77%) AutoCAD
8 40 (0.65%) Acrobat
9 21 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 12 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
11 10 (0.16%) FrameMaker
12 7 (0.11%) InDesign
12 7 (0.11%) RoboHelp
13 6 (0.098%) Camtasia
13 6 (0.098%) Open Workbench
14 5 (0.082%) InfoPath
15 4 (0.065%) Adobe Premiere
16 3 (0.049%) 3ds Max
16 3 (0.049%) SOLIDWORKS
16 3 (0.049%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 84 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 23 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 19 (0.31%) Carpe Diem
5 12 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.18%) assyst
6 11 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 11 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.16%) Sage 200
7 10 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 9 (0.15%) Primavera
9 8 (0.13%) Elite 3E
9 8 (0.13%) Relativity
9 8 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
10 7 (0.11%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.098%) Dynamics GP
11 6 (0.098%) Misys Midas
11 6 (0.098%) Sage CRM
11 6 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,515 (24.75%) Office 365
2 578 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 206 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
4 147 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 103 (1.68%) SaaS
6 75 (1.23%) Mimecast
7 67 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 66 (1.08%) G Suite
9 43 (0.70%) IaaS
10 42 (0.69%) PaaS
11 31 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
11 31 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
12 29 (0.47%) OneDrive
13 26 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
13 26 (0.42%) Amazon S3
13 26 (0.42%) Serverless
14 24 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
14 24 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
14 24 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
15 23 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 487 (7.95%) Firewall
2 459 (7.50%) DNS
3 438 (7.15%) DHCP
4 423 (6.91%) TCP/IP
5 325 (5.31%) LAN
6 318 (5.19%) VPN
7 285 (4.66%) WAN
8 251 (4.10%) Internet
9 234 (3.82%) VoIP
10 207 (3.38%) SAN
11 202 (3.30%) Skype
12 166 (2.71%) Wireless
13 117 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
14 109 (1.78%) VLAN
15 107 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
16 82 (1.34%) Intranet
17 78 (1.27%) Network Security
18 70 (1.14%) Unified Communications
19 54 (0.88%) MPLS
19 54 (0.88%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 538 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 158 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 103 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 101 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
5 90 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 82 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 82 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 75 (1.23%) Power BI
8 50 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
9 49 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 46 (0.75%) Big Data
11 37 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
12 35 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
12 35 (0.57%) MySQL
13 34 (0.56%) Blockchain
14 32 (0.52%) Oracle Database
15 30 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
15 30 (0.49%) QlikView
16 28 (0.46%) RDBMS
17 26 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 246 (4.02%) JIRA
2 103 (1.68%) Visual Studio
3 42 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 36 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (0.36%) MSI
5 22 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 21 (0.34%) Subversion
7 20 (0.33%) Selenium
8 17 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
9 16 (0.26%) Jenkins
10 13 (0.21%) Hudson
11 12 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
11 12 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (0.16%) AdminStudio
12 10 (0.16%) FrontPage
13 8 (0.13%) Axure RP
13 8 (0.13%) Maven
13 8 (0.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 7 (0.11%) Bitbucket
15 6 (0.098%) Moq
General
1 1,310 (21.40%) Finance
2 309 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 307 (5.01%) Banking
4 296 (4.84%) Legal
5 273 (4.46%) Retail
6 261 (4.26%) Law
7 238 (3.89%) Marketing
8 112 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 94 (1.54%) Advertising
10 86 (1.40%) Publishing
11 72 (1.18%) Back Office
11 72 (1.18%) Financial Institution
12 66 (1.08%) Electronics
13 65 (1.06%) Billing
14 52 (0.85%) Investment Banking
15 40 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
16 37 (0.60%) Front Office
17 33 (0.54%) French Language
18 29 (0.47%) German Language
18 29 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,887 (30.82%) Analyst
2 812 (13.26%) Support Engineer
3 719 (11.74%) IT Support
4 660 (10.78%) Support Analyst
5 501 (8.18%) Service Analyst
6 430 (7.02%) Service Desk Analyst
7 426 (6.96%) IT Analyst
8 419 (6.84%) Desktop Support
9 397 (6.48%) 2nd Line Support
10 391 (6.39%) IT Engineer
11 301 (4.92%) Project Manager
12 295 (4.82%) IT Support Engineer
13 276 (4.51%) Desktop Engineer
14 269 (4.39%) Developer
15 264 (4.31%) IT Support Analyst
16 243 (3.97%) 1st Line Support
17 239 (3.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 229 (3.74%) Business Analyst
19 222 (3.63%) Administrator
20 198 (3.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (3.95%) HTML
2 228 (3.72%) .NET
3 126 (2.06%) XML
4 122 (1.99%) CSS
5 120 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 105 (1.72%) Web Services
7 65 (1.06%) jQuery
8 56 (0.91%) .NET Framework
9 48 (0.78%) HTML5
10 47 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (0.49%) SOAP
11 30 (0.49%) WCF
12 28 (0.46%) Software Packaging
13 27 (0.44%) JSON
14 25 (0.41%) COM
15 19 (0.31%) Entity Framework
16 18 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (0.29%) OOXML
17 17 (0.28%) RESTful
18 16 (0.26%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 791 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
2 399 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
3 362 (5.91%) Management Information System
4 299 (4.88%) Data Centre
5 189 (3.09%) Driving Licence
6 151 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
7 122 (1.99%) iPhone
8 115 (1.88%) Fintech
9 105 (1.72%) Blackberry
10 103 (1.68%) User Experience
11 99 (1.62%) Fat Client
11 99 (1.62%) Thin Client
12 98 (1.60%) Hedge funds
13 83 (1.36%) Smartphone
14 76 (1.24%) e-Learning
15 60 (0.98%) iPad
16 50 (0.82%) NHS
16 50 (0.82%) Social Media
17 49 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
18 44 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2,996 (48.94%) Windows
2 1,197 (19.55%) Windows 7
3 1,135 (18.54%) Windows Server
4 1,126 (18.39%) Windows 10
5 520 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 509 (8.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 282 (4.61%) Linux
8 268 (4.38%) Windows 8
9 187 (3.05%) Apple iOS
10 172 (2.81%) Android
11 160 (2.61%) Mac OS X
12 126 (2.06%) Windows XP
13 93 (1.52%) Mac OS
14 92 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 74 (1.21%) Unix
16 34 (0.56%) Windows Vista
17 32 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 28 (0.46%) Windows 2000
19 26 (0.42%) CentOS
20 24 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,298 (21.20%) ITIL
2 1,060 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
3 852 (13.92%) Project Management
4 607 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
5 362 (5.91%) Time Management
6 352 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 350 (5.72%) CRM
8 349 (5.70%) PRINCE2
9 348 (5.68%) Service Management
10 328 (5.36%) Service Delivery
11 320 (5.23%) Incident Management
12 273 (4.46%) Change Management
13 270 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
14 257 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
15 232 (3.79%) Computer Science
16 231 (3.77%) ITSM
17 227 (3.71%) Business Analysis
18 217 (3.54%) Decision-Making
19 211 (3.45%) Analytics
20 205 (3.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 942 (15.39%) SQL
2 357 (5.83%) PowerShell
3 201 (3.28%) C#
4 184 (3.01%) C
5 178 (2.91%) JavaScript
6 151 (2.47%) Python
7 130 (2.12%) VBA
8 120 (1.96%) Java
9 108 (1.76%) T-SQL
10 75 (1.23%) VB
11 64 (1.05%) Perl
12 53 (0.87%) VBScript
13 52 (0.85%) PL/SQL
14 49 (0.80%) Shell Script
15 42 (0.69%) VB.NET
16 37 (0.60%) C++
17 31 (0.51%) Bash Shell
18 29 (0.47%) PHP
19 25 (0.41%) Scala
20 15 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 798 (13.03%) Degree
2 468 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 318 (5.19%) Security Cleared
4 293 (4.79%) MCSE
5 194 (3.17%) MCSA
6 185 (3.02%) SC Cleared
7 164 (2.68%) MCP
8 147 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
9 128 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
10 126 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
11 114 (1.86%) CCNA
12 97 (1.58%) A+ Certification
13 75 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 67 (1.09%) MCDST
15 65 (1.06%) PMI Certification
16 62 (1.01%) MOS
17 56 (0.91%) MCITP
18 54 (0.88%) ISEB
19 53 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 51 (0.83%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 555 (9.07%) SLA
2 238 (3.89%) PMO
3 197 (3.22%) QA
4 144 (2.35%) GDPR
5 111 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 50 (0.82%) Data Quality
7 17 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 16 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.15%) PMBOK
12 8 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 7 (0.11%) COBIT
14 6 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 5 (0.082%) GAMP
15 5 (0.082%) ISO 14001
15 5 (0.082%) ISO 22301
15 5 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 15288
15 5 (0.082%) P3O
16 4 (0.065%) SEPA
System Software
1 2,160 (35.28%) Active Directory
2 476 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 257 (4.20%) Hyper-V
4 110 (1.80%) XenApp
5 82 (1.34%) vSphere
6 66 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 55 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 53 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
9 51 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
10 49 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
11 45 (0.74%) XenDesktop
12 40 (0.65%) BitLocker
13 28 (0.46%) Terminal Services
14 27 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
15 24 (0.39%) Terminal Server
16 16 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (0.21%) XenServer
18 11 (0.18%) Firmware
19 5 (0.082%) DFS Replication
20 4 (0.065%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 439 (7.17%) SCCM
2 119 (1.94%) WSUS
3 64 (1.05%) Backup Exec
4 61 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 57 (0.93%) AirWatch
6 47 (0.77%) SCOM
7 46 (0.75%) SCVMM
8 36 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 32 (0.52%) Ansible
9 32 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
10 30 (0.49%) SCOrch
11 27 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 24 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
13 21 (0.34%) vCenter Server
14 16 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
14 16 (0.26%) Salt
15 15 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
15 15 (0.25%) SCSM
16 13 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
17 12 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4,073 (66.53%) Microsoft
2 701 (11.45%) VMware
3 568 (9.28%) Citrix
4 323 (5.28%) Cisco
5 231 (3.77%) Apple
6 223 (3.64%) HP
7 207 (3.38%) Oracle
8 187 (3.05%) Adobe
9 183 (2.99%) SAP
10 180 (2.94%) Google
11 118 (1.93%) ServiceNow
12 110 (1.80%) iManage
13 101 (1.65%) Remedy
14 97 (1.58%) Avaya
15 93 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
16 86 (1.40%) NetApp
17 78 (1.27%) Symantec
18 77 (1.26%) McAfee
19 74 (1.21%) Veeam
20 71 (1.16%) Dell