Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 65 69
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,109 3,786 4,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.10% 4.26% 4.22%
As % of the Applications category 50.93% 47.62% 47.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,439 2,843 3,464
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,500 £30,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.67% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £20,000 £19,500 £19,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £53,000
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 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 6,105 7,950 8,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.05% 8.94% 8.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4,771 5,802 7,095
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.54%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% +1.35%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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
South East -3 1,067 £30,500 +1.67% 238
North of England +24 722 £28,000 +3.70% 219
Midlands -14 503 £27,500 -8.33% 149
North West +18 359 £31,000 +3.33% 118
South West -10 340 £27,500 -8.33% 107
West Midlands -13 333 £28,000 -8.94% 88
Yorkshire +8 302 £27,500 +10.00% 75
East of England -11 270 £29,250 -8.59% 131
East Midlands +6 168 £27,500 - 60
Scotland -17 112 £32,500 +1.56% 39
Wales +24 81 £32,500 +8.33% 29
North East +33 62 £27,000 +28.57% 26
Northern Ireland +18 19 £31,000 -46.09% 3
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 2,211 (71.12%) Microsoft
2 1,598 (51.40%) Windows
3 1,154 (37.12%) Active Directory
4 1,070 (34.42%) Office 365
5 682 (21.94%) Windows 10
6 649 (20.87%) ITIL
7 643 (20.68%) Microsoft Excel
8 640 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
9 575 (18.49%) Windows Server
10 513 (16.50%) Windows 7
11 474 (15.25%) Finance
12 442 (14.22%) SQL
13 405 (13.03%) SLA
14 399 (12.83%) MS Exchange
15 381 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
16 347 (11.16%) Azure
17 345 (11.10%) VMware
18 336 (10.81%) Degree
19 323 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
20 320 (10.29%) SharePoint
21 316 (10.16%) Project Management
22 300 (9.65%) SQL Server
23 288 (9.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
24 286 (9.20%) LAN
25 267 (8.59%) Citrix
26 266 (8.56%) Change Management
27 263 (8.46%) WAN
28 260 (8.36%) Windows Server 2012
29 252 (8.11%) DNS
30 250 (8.04%) TCP/IP

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
1 399 (12.83%) MS Exchange
2 320 (10.29%) SharePoint
3 109 (3.51%) Skype for Business
4 84 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 78 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 67 (2.16%) IIS
7 36 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 30 (0.96%) Confluence
9 27 (0.87%) CMS
10 20 (0.64%) IBM Notes
11 19 (0.61%) SAS
12 14 (0.45%) ArcGIS
13 9 (0.29%) WordPress
14 8 (0.26%) JBoss
15 7 (0.23%) Apache
16 5 (0.16%) IBM Domino
16 5 (0.16%) WebLogic
17 4 (0.13%) Drupal
17 4 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
17 4 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 643 (20.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 288 (9.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 175 (5.63%) MS Visio
4 86 (2.77%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 22 (0.71%) Acrobat
7 14 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 13 (0.42%) AutoCAD
9 8 (0.26%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.23%) RoboHelp
10 7 (0.23%) Simulink
11 6 (0.19%) InDesign
12 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.096%) Open Workbench
14 2 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.064%) SPSS
15 1 (0.032%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.032%) Stata
15 1 (0.032%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 26 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 26 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
2 14 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.35%) Workfront
4 10 (0.32%) GoldMine
4 10 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 7 (0.23%) Exchequer
7 6 (0.19%) assyst
7 6 (0.19%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.096%) Carpe Diem
9 3 (0.096%) Veritas eDiscovery
9 3 (0.096%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.064%) Epicor Tropos
10 2 (0.064%) Primavera
10 2 (0.064%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.064%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,070 (34.42%) Office 365
2 347 (11.16%) Azure
3 101 (3.25%) AWS
4 91 (2.93%) Power Platform
5 61 (1.96%) SaaS
6 59 (1.90%) OneDrive
7 48 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 48 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
8 41 (1.32%) Mimecast
9 31 (1.00%) IaaS
10 25 (0.80%) PaaS
11 22 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
12 19 (0.61%) G Suite
13 17 (0.55%) PowerApps
14 16 (0.51%) Yammer
15 13 (0.42%) Google Analytics
16 7 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 7 (0.23%) Basecamp
16 7 (0.23%) GCP
17 6 (0.19%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 286 (9.20%) LAN
2 263 (8.46%) WAN
3 252 (8.11%) DNS
4 250 (8.04%) TCP/IP
5 236 (7.59%) Firewall
6 225 (7.24%) DHCP
7 170 (5.47%) VPN
8 114 (3.67%) Wireless
9 109 (3.51%) Skype
10 102 (3.28%) Internet
10 102 (3.28%) VoIP
11 83 (2.67%) Remote Desktop
12 81 (2.61%) VLAN
13 65 (2.09%) SAN
14 61 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
15 58 (1.87%) Intranet
16 50 (1.61%) Broadband
17 34 (1.09%) Unified Communications
18 30 (0.96%) IP Telephony
19 26 (0.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 83 (2.67%) Power BI
3 54 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (1.19%) Relational Database
7 33 (1.06%) MySQL
8 23 (0.74%) MS Access
9 20 (0.64%) GIS
10 18 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
11 17 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
13 15 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (0.39%) Spatial Data
16 11 (0.35%) Oracle Database
17 10 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
18 8 (0.26%) DB2
19 7 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 101 (3.25%) JIRA
2 72 (2.32%) Visual Studio
3 35 (1.13%) Jenkins
4 31 (1.00%) Selenium
5 26 (0.84%) SoapUI
6 24 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (0.51%) MSI
8 15 (0.48%) CMake
8 15 (0.48%) Subversion
9 13 (0.42%) Git (software)
10 12 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (0.35%) GitLab
12 9 (0.29%) GCC
13 8 (0.26%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.23%) InstallShield
14 7 (0.23%) NUnit
15 6 (0.19%) AdminStudio
15 6 (0.19%) Bitbucket
15 6 (0.19%) Rational Team Concert
15 6 (0.19%) Zephyr
General
1 474 (15.25%) Finance
2 141 (4.54%) Marketing
3 139 (4.47%) Telecoms
4 122 (3.92%) Legal
5 118 (3.80%) Public Sector
5 118 (3.80%) Retail
6 81 (2.61%) Manufacturing
7 73 (2.35%) Law
8 50 (1.61%) Banking
9 42 (1.35%) Electronics
10 39 (1.25%) Aerospace
11 27 (0.87%) Publishing
12 23 (0.74%) Automotive
13 22 (0.71%) Advertising
13 22 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 20 (0.64%) Local Government
15 18 (0.58%) French Language
15 18 (0.58%) German Language
16 14 (0.45%) Multimedia
17 13 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 954 (30.69%) Analyst
2 405 (13.03%) IT Support
2 405 (13.03%) Support Engineer
3 311 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 300 (9.65%) Support Analyst
5 296 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
6 221 (7.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 201 (6.47%) IT Engineer
8 183 (5.89%) 1st Line Support
9 168 (5.40%) IT Analyst
10 155 (4.99%) Business Analyst
11 147 (4.73%) IT Support Engineer
12 123 (3.96%) Technical Support
13 119 (3.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 116 (3.73%) Service Desk Support
15 110 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 110 (3.54%) Administrator
15 110 (3.54%) Developer
16 106 (3.41%) IT Technician
17 105 (3.38%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (3.22%) .NET
2 91 (2.93%) CSS
3 88 (2.83%) HTML
4 52 (1.67%) Web Services
5 46 (1.48%) XML
6 44 (1.42%) ASP.NET
7 22 (0.71%) .NET Framework
8 18 (0.58%) HTML5
9 17 (0.55%) AngularJS
9 17 (0.55%) jQuery
10 16 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (0.45%) COM
11 14 (0.45%) MAPI
12 13 (0.42%) REST
12 13 (0.42%) SOAP
13 11 (0.35%) LDAP
14 10 (0.32%) Spring
15 9 (0.29%) Ajax
15 9 (0.29%) Entity Framework
15 9 (0.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 381 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
2 207 (6.66%) Self-Motivation
3 205 (6.59%) Management Information System
4 166 (5.34%) Driving Licence
5 91 (2.93%) Data Centre
6 70 (2.25%) Smartphone
7 63 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
8 58 (1.87%) User Experience
9 53 (1.70%) Blackberry
10 43 (1.38%) iPhone
11 36 (1.16%) CMDB
12 34 (1.09%) Mobile App
13 31 (1.00%) Client/Server
14 29 (0.93%) iPad
15 25 (0.80%) Replication
16 23 (0.74%) Clustering
17 20 (0.64%) NHS
18 19 (0.61%) CCTV
19 18 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
20 16 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1,598 (51.40%) Windows
2 682 (21.94%) Windows 10
3 575 (18.49%) Windows Server
4 513 (16.50%) Windows 7
5 260 (8.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 200 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 186 (5.98%) Linux
8 124 (3.99%) Windows 8
9 112 (3.60%) Apple iOS
10 85 (2.73%) Android
11 66 (2.12%) Windows XP
12 39 (1.25%) Unix
13 37 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 35 (1.13%) Mac OS
15 31 (1.00%) Mac OS X
16 28 (0.90%) Windows 2000
17 25 (0.80%) CentOS
18 23 (0.74%) Windows Vista
19 11 (0.35%) Solaris
20 9 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 649 (20.87%) ITIL
2 640 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
3 323 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
4 316 (10.16%) Project Management
5 266 (8.56%) Change Management
6 250 (8.04%) Service Management
7 161 (5.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 159 (5.11%) Service Delivery
9 152 (4.89%) Mentoring
10 149 (4.79%) ITSM
11 145 (4.66%) Incident Management
12 139 (4.47%) Project Delivery
13 137 (4.41%) Time Management
14 136 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 134 (4.31%) Asset Management
15 134 (4.31%) Migration
16 126 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
17 121 (3.89%) PRINCE2
18 110 (3.54%) Analytics
19 107 (3.44%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 442 (14.22%) SQL
2 152 (4.89%) PowerShell
3 102 (3.28%) C
4 84 (2.70%) C#
5 83 (2.67%) JavaScript
6 75 (2.41%) Python
7 52 (1.67%) Java
8 42 (1.35%) VBA
9 39 (1.25%) VB
10 32 (1.03%) PHP
11 31 (1.00%) R
12 30 (0.96%) T-SQL
13 29 (0.93%) Bash Shell
14 22 (0.71%) C++
14 22 (0.71%) VBScript
15 15 (0.48%) Shell Script
15 15 (0.48%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.26%) Perl
17 7 (0.23%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.16%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 336 (10.81%) Degree
2 236 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 165 (5.31%) Security Cleared
4 105 (3.38%) MCSE
5 94 (3.02%) SC Cleared
6 87 (2.80%) MCSA
7 85 (2.73%) A+ Certification
8 72 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
9 57 (1.83%) MCP
10 56 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
11 46 (1.48%) CCNA
12 44 (1.42%) ISEB
13 36 (1.16%) DBS Check
14 33 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 29 (0.93%) DV Cleared
16 26 (0.84%) PMI Certification
17 25 (0.80%) MCDST
18 22 (0.71%) PMP
19 20 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
20 16 (0.51%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 405 (13.03%) SLA
2 65 (2.09%) PMO
2 65 (2.09%) QA
3 56 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (0.96%) GDPR
5 19 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.16%) Def Stans
9 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.16%) P3O
10 4 (0.13%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.13%) NIST
11 3 (0.096%) BS7799
12 2 (0.064%) GAMP
12 2 (0.064%) Good Clinical Practice
12 2 (0.064%) GxP
12 2 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,154 (37.12%) Active Directory
2 248 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 213 (6.85%) Hyper-V
4 56 (1.80%) vSphere
5 55 (1.77%) XenApp
6 37 (1.19%) Firmware
7 30 (0.96%) XenDesktop
8 29 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
9 26 (0.84%) Terminal Services
9 26 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 16 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (0.35%) Terminal Server
14 7 (0.23%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.19%) NFS
16 4 (0.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 4 (0.13%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 238 (7.66%) SCCM
2 74 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 47 (1.51%) SCOM
4 46 (1.48%) Backup Exec
5 44 (1.42%) WSUS
6 29 (0.93%) AirWatch
7 23 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
8 21 (0.68%) NetBackup
9 20 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 18 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
10 18 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 12 (0.39%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.32%) SCSM
13 8 (0.26%) SCVMM
14 7 (0.23%) DameWare
14 7 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
14 7 (0.23%) SCDPM
14 7 (0.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2,211 (71.12%) Microsoft
2 345 (11.10%) VMware
3 267 (8.59%) Citrix
4 216 (6.95%) Cisco
5 140 (4.50%) Apple
6 108 (3.47%) HP
7 95 (3.06%) ServiceNow
8 92 (2.96%) Adobe
8 92 (2.96%) Veeam
9 79 (2.54%) Oracle
10 64 (2.06%) SAP
11 63 (2.03%) Dell
12 53 (1.70%) Remedy
13 51 (1.64%) Google
14 49 (1.58%) Symantec
15 43 (1.38%) Avaya
16 42 (1.35%) Ivanti
17 40 (1.29%) Meraki
18 39 (1.25%) Sage
19 35 (1.13%) Salesforce.com