Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 118 73 68
Rank change year-on-year -45 -5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,785 4,386 5,747
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.68% 3.85% 4.11%
As % of the Applications category 42.02% 49.22% 46.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,636 3,750 4,733
Median annual salary £36,500 £33,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.96% -4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £37,060 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +9.00% -2.86% +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 4,248 8,911 12,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.39% 7.81% 8.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3,293 7,174 9,308
Median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £22,960
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -85 546 £48,000 +20.00% 85
North of England -18 339 £28,500 -4.20% 77
South East -48 313 £32,500 - 85
Midlands -16 266 £35,000 +25.00% 85
West Midlands -2 191 £35,000 +16.67% 64
North West -18 186 £33,000 +10.00% 46
South West -4 184 £31,614 +9.01% 54
Yorkshire -11 135 £26,500 -5.36% 26
East of England -5 104 £32,500 +11.11% 40
East Midlands -2 74 £32,500 +22.50% 20
North East -23 18 £26,000 -1.89% 5
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 1,270 (71.15%) Microsoft
2 770 (43.14%) Windows
3 693 (38.82%) Microsoft 365
4 519 (29.08%) Active Directory
5 437 (24.48%) Microsoft Excel
6 392 (21.96%) Problem-Solving
7 384 (21.51%) Finance
8 360 (20.17%) Azure
9 334 (18.71%) ITIL
10 326 (18.26%) Windows 10
11 317 (17.76%) SQL
12 316 (17.70%) Windows Server
13 315 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
14 274 (15.35%) Project Management
15 262 (14.68%) Degree
16 228 (12.77%) SharePoint
17 221 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
18 216 (12.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 203 (11.37%) VMware
20 181 (10.14%) SQL Server
21 172 (9.64%) MS Exchange
22 167 (9.36%) Citrix
22 167 (9.36%) Self-Motivation
23 158 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
24 151 (8.46%) Windows 7
25 144 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
26 143 (8.01%) Management Information System
27 138 (7.73%) Cisco
28 136 (7.62%) SLA
29 132 (7.39%) Business Intelligence

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
1 228 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 172 (9.64%) MS Exchange
3 81 (4.54%) Confluence
4 45 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 36 (2.02%) Skype for Business
6 23 (1.29%) IIS
7 15 (0.84%) CMS
7 15 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
8 14 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (0.67%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.50%) ArcGIS
11 8 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.34%) SAS
13 6 (0.34%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.28%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 437 (24.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 216 (12.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 118 (6.61%) MS Visio
4 76 (4.26%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (1.06%) AutoCAD
6 12 (0.67%) InVision
6 12 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.62%) Simulink
8 9 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.39%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.28%) Camtasia
10 5 (0.28%) Sketch
11 4 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.17%) 3ds Max
12 3 (0.17%) InDesign
12 3 (0.17%) Revit
12 3 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.73%) Oracle Assets
2 13 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
2 13 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
3 11 (0.62%) Workfront
4 9 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
5 8 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.28%) Endur
6 5 (0.28%) iTrent
6 5 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.22%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.17%) Maximo
8 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.17%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.17%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 693 (38.82%) Microsoft 365
2 360 (20.17%) Azure
3 132 (7.39%) AWS
4 101 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 100 (5.60%) Power Platform
6 40 (2.24%) SaaS
7 35 (1.96%) OneDrive
8 31 (1.74%) GCP
9 26 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
11 20 (1.12%) Mimecast
11 20 (1.12%) PowerApps
12 19 (1.06%) Google Analytics
12 19 (1.06%) Slack
13 17 (0.95%) Smartsheet
14 15 (0.84%) Power Automate
14 15 (0.84%) Route 53
15 14 (0.78%) IaaS
16 12 (0.67%) G Suite
17 9 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (7.34%) Firewall
2 122 (6.83%) DNS
2 122 (6.83%) WAN
3 121 (6.78%) DHCP
4 114 (6.39%) LAN
4 114 (6.39%) VPN
5 102 (5.71%) TCP/IP
6 78 (4.37%) VoIP
7 55 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
8 53 (2.97%) Skype
9 51 (2.86%) Wireless
10 50 (2.80%) SAN
11 42 (2.35%) VLAN
12 28 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
13 27 (1.51%) Intranet
14 26 (1.46%) Internet
14 26 (1.46%) MPLS
15 23 (1.29%) IPsec
16 20 (1.12%) Network Security
16 20 (1.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.65%) Power BI
3 46 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (1.40%) Tableau
5 23 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
6 21 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
7 20 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (1.12%) GIS
8 19 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 19 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (0.95%) MongoDB
10 15 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
11 14 (0.78%) MySQL
12 13 (0.73%) QlikView
13 10 (0.56%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.50%) OLAP
14 9 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 115 (6.44%) JIRA
2 37 (2.07%) Visual Studio
3 31 (1.74%) Git (software)
4 29 (1.62%) Jenkins
5 23 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (1.18%) Maven
7 18 (1.01%) Selenium
8 16 (0.90%) Artifactory
8 16 (0.90%) Gradle
8 16 (0.90%) Mocha
9 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.45%) JUnit
10 8 (0.45%) Mockito
11 5 (0.28%) Ant
11 5 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.22%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.11%) Axure RP
13 2 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
13 2 (0.11%) Toad
General
1 384 (21.51%) Finance
2 112 (6.27%) Marketing
3 83 (4.65%) Legal
4 79 (4.43%) Telecoms
5 74 (4.15%) Law
6 63 (3.53%) Retail
7 51 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 51 (2.86%) Public Sector
8 38 (2.13%) Banking
9 28 (1.57%) Automotive
10 24 (1.34%) Electronics
11 23 (1.29%) Back Office
12 16 (0.90%) Local Government
12 16 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.78%) Advertising
13 14 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.62%) German Language
14 11 (0.62%) Housing Association
14 11 (0.62%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 448 (25.10%) Analyst
2 167 (9.36%) IT Support
3 154 (8.63%) Support Engineer
4 152 (8.52%) Support Analyst
5 101 (5.66%) IT Engineer
6 100 (5.60%) IT Analyst
7 94 (5.27%) Developer
8 93 (5.21%) Project Manager
9 89 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 88 (4.93%) Service Analyst
11 73 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
12 72 (4.03%) Service Desk Analyst
13 63 (3.53%) IT Manager
14 61 (3.42%) Business Analyst
15 60 (3.36%) Applications Support
16 59 (3.31%) 1st Line Support
17 58 (3.25%) Desktop Support
18 55 (3.08%) Consultant
18 55 (3.08%) IT Support Analyst
19 53 (2.97%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (3.75%) HTML
2 55 (3.08%) .NET
3 47 (2.63%) XML
4 42 (2.35%) Web Services
5 41 (2.30%) CSS
6 28 (1.57%) jQuery
7 23 (1.29%) ASP.NET
7 23 (1.29%) JSON
8 21 (1.18%) Node.js
9 20 (1.12%) React
9 20 (1.12%) REST
10 15 (0.84%) AngularJS
11 14 (0.78%) SOAP
12 13 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (0.73%) FIX Protocol
12 13 (0.73%) Middleware
13 12 (0.67%) XSLT
14 11 (0.62%) EDI
14 11 (0.62%) HTML5
15 10 (0.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 315 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (9.36%) Self-Motivation
3 143 (8.01%) Management Information System
4 75 (4.20%) Driving Licence
5 58 (3.25%) Data Centre
6 52 (2.91%) User Experience
7 39 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
8 32 (1.79%) Mobile App
9 29 (1.62%) e-Learning
10 28 (1.57%) Smartphone
11 25 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.23%) EPoS
12 22 (1.23%) Replication
13 20 (1.12%) Equities
14 18 (1.01%) iPhone
14 18 (1.01%) Life Science
15 17 (0.95%) iPad
15 17 (0.95%) Robotics
16 16 (0.90%) N-Tier
16 16 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 770 (43.14%) Windows
2 326 (18.26%) Windows 10
3 316 (17.70%) Windows Server
4 151 (8.46%) Windows 7
5 128 (7.17%) Linux
5 128 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 105 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 95 (5.32%) Windows Server 2016
8 61 (3.42%) Windows Server 2019
9 53 (2.97%) Windows 8
10 52 (2.91%) Android
11 38 (2.13%) Mac OS X
12 35 (1.96%) Mac OS
13 28 (1.57%) Apple iOS
14 20 (1.12%) Unix
15 13 (0.73%) Ubuntu
16 12 (0.67%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (0.50%) Robot Operating System
19 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (21.96%) Problem-Solving
2 334 (18.71%) ITIL
3 274 (15.35%) Project Management
4 221 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
5 132 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
6 131 (7.34%) Project Delivery
7 125 (7.00%) Service Delivery
8 115 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 112 (6.27%) Time Management
10 101 (5.66%) Service Management
11 100 (5.60%) Analytics
12 94 (5.27%) Continuous Improvement
13 92 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 90 (5.04%) Data Analysis
15 87 (4.87%) CRM
16 85 (4.76%) Change Management
16 85 (4.76%) DevOps
17 82 (4.59%) Migration
18 78 (4.37%) PRINCE2
19 77 (4.31%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 317 (17.76%) SQL
2 112 (6.27%) PowerShell
3 72 (4.03%) Python
4 66 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 65 (3.64%) C
6 57 (3.19%) C#
7 52 (2.91%) Java
8 43 (2.41%) T-SQL
9 34 (1.90%) VBA
10 25 (1.40%) C++
11 16 (0.90%) Java 8
12 15 (0.84%) VB.NET
13 11 (0.62%) Bash Shell
13 11 (0.62%) MATLAB
13 11 (0.62%) PHP
14 10 (0.56%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.50%) Perl
15 9 (0.50%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.50%) VB
16 5 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 262 (14.68%) Degree
2 144 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 90 (5.04%) MCSE
4 67 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (3.08%) CCNA
6 45 (2.52%) MCSA
7 43 (2.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 42 (2.35%) Security Cleared
9 31 (1.74%) SC Cleared
10 29 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
11 25 (1.40%) MCITP
12 24 (1.34%) A+ Certification
13 22 (1.23%) MCP
13 22 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 19 (1.06%) CCNP
15 16 (0.90%) CompTIA Security+
15 16 (0.90%) SSCP
15 16 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 14 (0.78%) DBS Check
16 14 (0.78%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (7.62%) SLA
2 60 (3.36%) QA
3 49 (2.75%) PMO
4 40 (2.24%) GDPR
5 15 (0.84%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (0.28%) GMP
9 4 (0.22%) IFRS
9 4 (0.22%) P3O
9 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.17%) MiFID
11 2 (0.11%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.11%) GAMP
11 2 (0.11%) Good Clinical Practice
11 2 (0.11%) GxP
11 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 1 (0.056%) GAAP
12 1 (0.056%) GLP
System Software
1 519 (29.08%) Active Directory
2 158 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (6.44%) Hyper-V
4 34 (1.90%) XenApp
5 31 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
7 22 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 21 (1.18%) XenDesktop
9 19 (1.06%) Docker
10 16 (0.90%) vSphere
11 15 (0.84%) BitLocker
12 14 (0.78%) Firmware
13 10 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (0.28%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.056%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 1 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
16 1 (0.056%) PowerHA
16 1 (0.056%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.056%) Xen
Systems Management
1 128 (7.17%) SCCM
2 81 (4.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (1.74%) WSUS
4 22 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
5 19 (1.06%) Kubernetes
5 19 (1.06%) SCOM
6 17 (0.95%) Ansible
6 17 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (0.95%) Puppet
7 15 (0.84%) Nagios
8 13 (0.73%) Backup Exec
8 13 (0.73%) Jamf Pro
8 13 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 9 (0.50%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.34%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (0.22%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.22%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1,270 (71.15%) Microsoft
2 203 (11.37%) VMware
3 167 (9.36%) Citrix
4 138 (7.73%) Cisco
5 80 (4.48%) SAP
6 77 (4.31%) Apple
7 75 (4.20%) Google
8 65 (3.64%) ServiceNow
9 59 (3.31%) Oracle
10 49 (2.75%) Avaya
11 46 (2.58%) HP
12 44 (2.46%) Veeam
13 40 (2.24%) IBM
14 38 (2.13%) Palo Alto
15 36 (2.02%) Remedy
16 34 (1.90%) Sophos
17 32 (1.79%) Adobe
18 27 (1.51%) Dell
19 25 (1.40%) NetApp
19 25 (1.40%) Red Hat