Period
to 18 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 92 71 68
Rank change year-on-year -21 -3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,541 2,389 3,565
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.29% 3.89% 4.24%
As % of the Applications category 47.50% 50.97% 48.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,171 1,896 2,678
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,000 £20,000
25th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £24,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £33,500 £32,000 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.69% -1.54% +10.17%
75th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £55,000
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 3,244 4,687 7,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.93% 7.63% 8.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2,358 3,619 5,226
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
25th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +6.06%
75th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the UK excluding London

Microsoft Office
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Microsoft Office in the UK excluding London

Microsoft Office
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Office in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Office in the UK excluding London

Microsoft Office
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 April 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
North of England -15 390 £30,250 +0.83% 111
South East -37 365 £35,000 - 101
Midlands -4 308 £35,000 +25.00% 92
South West -1 223 £31,227 +5.85% 63
North West -5 217 £33,957 +9.54% 60
West Midlands +8 213 £35,000 +17.65% 55
Yorkshire -27 144 £27,500 -8.33% 42
East of England -9 134 £40,000 +33.33% 45
East Midlands -9 94 £29,000 +5.45% 36
Scotland -32 79 £31,500 -11.89% 24
Wales +17 48 £32,500 -7.14% 17
North East -3 29 £26,000 -3.70% 9
Northern Ireland -5 6 £40,000 +60.00% 2
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 1,121 (72.74%) Microsoft
2 673 (43.67%) Windows
3 542 (35.17%) Microsoft 365
4 431 (27.97%) Active Directory
5 384 (24.92%) Problem-Solving
6 362 (23.49%) Microsoft Excel
7 292 (18.95%) Finance
8 281 (18.23%) Windows Server
9 273 (17.72%) Windows 10
10 271 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
11 259 (16.81%) ITIL
12 254 (16.48%) Project Management
13 253 (16.42%) Azure
14 250 (16.22%) SQL
15 219 (14.21%) Degree
16 200 (12.98%) VMware
17 199 (12.91%) Agile Software Development
18 178 (11.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 166 (10.77%) SQL Server
20 161 (10.45%) SharePoint
21 147 (9.54%) SLA
22 143 (9.28%) Self-Motivation
23 142 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
24 136 (8.83%) Citrix
25 134 (8.70%) MS Exchange
26 133 (8.63%) Windows Server 2012
27 128 (8.31%) Service Delivery
28 125 (8.11%) Firewall
29 116 (7.53%) AWS
30 111 (7.20%) Management Information System

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 161 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 134 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 47 (3.05%) Confluence
4 28 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (1.56%) Skype for Business
6 18 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (1.17%) IIS
7 16 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (0.71%) CMS
10 6 (0.39%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.32%) WordPress
12 4 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.26%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.19%) Apache
14 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.13%) SAS
14 2 (0.13%) Smallworld
15 1 (0.065%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 362 (23.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 178 (11.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 90 (5.84%) MS Visio
4 85 (5.52%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.91%) AutoCAD
6 12 (0.78%) Simulink
7 10 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.19%) 3ds Max
9 3 (0.19%) Revit
9 3 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.13%) Solid Edge
11 1 (0.065%) Blender
11 1 (0.065%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.065%) LightWave 3D
11 1 (0.065%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 16 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
3 14 (0.91%) Oracle Assets
3 14 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
3 14 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
4 13 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.58%) Workfront
7 7 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.45%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.32%) iTrent
8 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
10 3 (0.19%) C-CURE
10 3 (0.19%) Magento
10 3 (0.19%) Maximo
10 3 (0.19%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.19%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 542 (35.17%) Microsoft 365
2 253 (16.42%) Azure
3 116 (7.53%) AWS
4 86 (5.58%) Power Platform
5 61 (3.96%) Azure Active Directory
6 29 (1.88%) SaaS
7 24 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
8 23 (1.49%) Smartsheet
9 22 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (1.30%) Google Workspace
11 19 (1.23%) PowerApps
12 18 (1.17%) OneDrive
13 17 (1.10%) GCP
14 14 (0.91%) Power Automate
15 13 (0.84%) IaaS
16 9 (0.58%) Google Analytics
16 9 (0.58%) Mimecast
17 8 (0.52%) Asana
17 8 (0.52%) PaaS
18 7 (0.45%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 125 (8.11%) Firewall
2 90 (5.84%) WAN
3 88 (5.71%) DNS
3 88 (5.71%) TCP/IP
4 87 (5.65%) LAN
5 81 (5.26%) DHCP
6 75 (4.87%) VPN
7 65 (4.22%) VoIP
8 53 (3.44%) SAN
9 46 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
10 41 (2.66%) Remote Desktop
11 39 (2.53%) Wireless
12 36 (2.34%) VLAN
13 34 (2.21%) Skype
14 31 (2.01%) WLAN
15 29 (1.88%) Internet
16 24 (1.56%) NAS
17 21 (1.36%) Intranet
18 17 (1.10%) Ethernet
18 17 (1.10%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 69 (4.48%) Power BI
3 40 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
5 24 (1.56%) Tableau
6 23 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (1.17%) MySQL
8 16 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
10 13 (0.84%) Relational Database
10 13 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (0.71%) GIS
11 11 (0.71%) OLAP
11 11 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (0.65%) QlikView
13 9 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (0.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 71 (4.61%) JIRA
2 29 (1.88%) Visual Studio
3 15 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 14 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.26%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.19%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.19%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.19%) Selenium
6 3 (0.19%) Toad
7 2 (0.13%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.13%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.13%) Postman
7 2 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.065%) JMeter
8 1 (0.065%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.065%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.065%) TestRail
8 1 (0.065%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 292 (18.95%) Finance
2 74 (4.80%) Marketing
3 68 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 62 (4.02%) Retail
5 58 (3.76%) Law
6 57 (3.70%) Manufacturing
7 55 (3.57%) Automotive
8 45 (2.92%) Legal
9 33 (2.14%) Public Sector
10 22 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (1.17%) Electronics
12 17 (1.10%) Banking
13 13 (0.84%) Back Office
14 11 (0.71%) Advertising
14 11 (0.71%) Games
15 10 (0.65%) Billing
16 9 (0.58%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.58%) Local Government
17 8 (0.52%) Military
18 5 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 422 (27.38%) Analyst
2 181 (11.75%) IT Support
3 130 (8.44%) Support Engineer
4 127 (8.24%) Support Analyst
5 112 (7.27%) IT Engineer
6 102 (6.62%) IT Analyst
7 92 (5.97%) Project Manager
8 88 (5.71%) Service Analyst
9 76 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 75 (4.87%) Service Desk Analyst
11 71 (4.61%) Developer
11 71 (4.61%) IT Technician
12 64 (4.15%) Business Analyst
13 63 (4.09%) Support Technician
14 61 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
15 57 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
16 54 (3.50%) IT Support Analyst
17 49 (3.18%) Administrator
17 49 (3.18%) IT Manager
17 49 (3.18%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.11%) HTML
2 47 (3.05%) .NET
3 29 (1.88%) CSS
3 29 (1.88%) XML
4 27 (1.75%) Web Services
5 21 (1.36%) jQuery
6 15 (0.97%) ASP.NET
7 11 (0.71%) COM
8 10 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (0.65%) EDI
9 8 (0.52%) HTML5
9 8 (0.52%) JSON
9 8 (0.52%) OpenCV
10 7 (0.45%) Node.js
10 7 (0.45%) REST
10 7 (0.45%) SOAP
11 6 (0.39%) WCF
12 5 (0.32%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.26%) WPF
13 4 (0.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 271 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
2 143 (9.28%) Self-Motivation
3 111 (7.20%) Management Information System
4 80 (5.19%) Driving Licence
5 41 (2.66%) Data Centre
6 30 (1.95%) User Experience
7 26 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 25 (1.62%) e-Learning
8 25 (1.62%) Smartphone
9 24 (1.56%) Life Science
10 23 (1.49%) EPoS
11 18 (1.17%) Replication
12 16 (1.04%) iPad
12 16 (1.04%) Robotics
13 15 (0.97%) CAN bus
13 15 (0.97%) Social Media
14 14 (0.91%) iPhone
14 14 (0.91%) Video\Live Streaming
15 13 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
16 11 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 673 (43.67%) Windows
2 281 (18.23%) Windows Server
3 273 (17.72%) Windows 10
4 133 (8.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 109 (7.07%) Windows 7
6 88 (5.71%) Linux
7 84 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 83 (5.39%) Windows Server 2016
9 43 (2.79%) Windows Server 2019
10 40 (2.60%) Android
11 38 (2.47%) Windows 8
12 30 (1.95%) Apple iOS
13 24 (1.56%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (0.91%) Unix
15 13 (0.84%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.71%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.58%) Robot Operating System
18 8 (0.52%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (24.92%) Problem-Solving
2 259 (16.81%) ITIL
3 254 (16.48%) Project Management
4 199 (12.91%) Agile Software Development
5 128 (8.31%) Service Delivery
6 106 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
7 105 (6.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 98 (6.36%) Change Management
9 94 (6.10%) ERP
10 91 (5.91%) Project Delivery
10 91 (5.91%) Time Management
11 89 (5.78%) Service Management
12 83 (5.39%) CRM
12 83 (5.39%) Data Analysis
13 82 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 80 (5.19%) PRINCE2
15 71 (4.61%) Analytics
16 68 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
17 66 (4.28%) Decision-Making
18 60 (3.89%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 250 (16.22%) SQL
2 76 (4.93%) PowerShell
3 66 (4.28%) C
4 53 (3.44%) C#
5 46 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 43 (2.79%) Python
7 40 (2.60%) T-SQL
8 34 (2.21%) Java
9 33 (2.14%) VBA
10 32 (2.08%) C++
11 14 (0.91%) VB.NET
12 12 (0.78%) MATLAB
13 9 (0.58%) PHP
14 7 (0.45%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.45%) VB
15 4 (0.26%) Embedded C++
15 4 (0.26%) Perl
15 4 (0.26%) Ruby
16 3 (0.19%) COBOL
16 3 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 219 (14.21%) Degree
2 82 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (3.63%) Security Cleared
4 49 (3.18%) MCSE
5 39 (2.53%) MCSA
6 38 (2.47%) SC Cleared
7 37 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (2.27%) CCNA
9 27 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
10 25 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 23 (1.49%) PMI Certification
12 19 (1.23%) DBS Check
13 18 (1.17%) PMP
14 17 (1.10%) HNC
14 17 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 15 (0.97%) APMP
16 14 (0.91%) MCP
17 13 (0.84%) HND
18 12 (0.78%) A+ Certification
18 12 (0.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (9.54%) SLA
2 64 (4.15%) QA
3 55 (3.57%) PMO
4 35 (2.27%) GDPR
5 18 (1.17%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.58%) GMP
7 7 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.26%) GAMP
8 4 (0.26%) GxP
8 4 (0.26%) MISRA
8 4 (0.26%) NIST
9 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.19%) Good Clinical Practice
10 2 (0.13%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 2 (0.13%) NCSC
11 1 (0.065%) HAZOP
11 1 (0.065%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.065%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 431 (27.97%) Active Directory
2 142 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (6.42%) Hyper-V
4 34 (2.21%) XenApp
5 32 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (1.69%) vSphere
7 21 (1.36%) BitLocker
8 18 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (1.04%) Firmware
9 16 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 12 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (0.78%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.26%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.19%) Docker
12 3 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.13%) PowerHA
14 1 (0.065%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.065%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.065%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 82 (5.32%) SCCM
2 45 (2.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 30 (1.95%) WSUS
4 15 (0.97%) SCOM
5 10 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (0.52%) Backup Exec
6 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (0.45%) Jamf Pro
7 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 7 (0.45%) NetBackup
7 7 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.39%) Terraform
8 6 (0.39%) vRealize
9 5 (0.32%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.32%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.26%) Ansible
10 4 (0.26%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.26%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,121 (72.74%) Microsoft
2 200 (12.98%) VMware
3 136 (8.83%) Citrix
4 111 (7.20%) Cisco
5 66 (4.28%) SAP
6 57 (3.70%) Google
7 52 (3.37%) Oracle
8 50 (3.24%) Apple
9 47 (3.05%) ServiceNow
10 46 (2.99%) Veeam
11 45 (2.92%) HP
12 39 (2.53%) Remedy
13 33 (2.14%) NetApp
14 29 (1.88%) Sophos
15 28 (1.82%) Dell
16 23 (1.49%) Avaya
17 22 (1.43%) McAfee
18 21 (1.36%) iManage
19 20 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
20 18 (1.17%) Blue Prism