Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 73 62 70
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,904 3,624 4,072
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.81% 4.43% 4.12%
As % of the Applications category 50.64% 50.26% 47.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,540 2,828 3,276
Median annual salary £32,750 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.77% +8.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,000 £19,500
90th Percentile £55,250 £55,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% 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 3,760 7,211 8,615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 7.52% 8.80% 8.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,890 5,189 6,665
Median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% 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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 -9 618 £37,500 +15.38% 44
North of England -6 427 £35,000 +16.67% 38
Midlands -19 275 £29,750 -8.46% 20
East of England +10 236 £30,000 -7.69% 26
North West -4 234 £35,000 +7.69% 28
South West -12 188 £29,625 -8.85% 21
Yorkshire +5 162 £35,000 +34.62% 6
West Midlands -21 159 £32,500 +4.84% 8
East Midlands -12 113 £27,750 -18.38% 12
Scotland +11 104 £35,000 +20.69% 4
Wales -10 53 £35,000 +7.69% 1
North East -12 31 £27,500 +3.77% 4
Northern Ireland +20 11 £25,000 -30.56%
Isle of Man +2 2 £33,000 -34.00%
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 1,389 (72.95%) Microsoft
2 851 (44.70%) Windows
3 600 (31.51%) Office 365
4 563 (29.57%) Active Directory
5 506 (26.58%) Microsoft Excel
6 383 (20.12%) Windows 10
7 375 (19.70%) Problem-Solving
8 357 (18.75%) Windows Server
9 353 (18.54%) SQL
10 340 (17.86%) Finance
11 290 (15.23%) ITIL
12 264 (13.87%) Azure
13 258 (13.55%) SQL Server
14 249 (13.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 242 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
16 237 (12.45%) VMware
17 230 (12.08%) Degree
18 229 (12.03%) Project Management
19 220 (11.55%) MS Exchange
19 220 (11.55%) Windows 7
20 218 (11.45%) SharePoint
21 211 (11.08%) TCP/IP
21 211 (11.08%) DNS
22 206 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
23 204 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
24 198 (10.40%) DHCP
25 188 (9.87%) SLA
26 185 (9.72%) LAN
27 168 (8.82%) Firewall
28 164 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 220 (11.55%) MS Exchange
2 218 (11.45%) SharePoint
3 76 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 75 (3.94%) IIS
5 57 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 41 (2.15%) Skype for Business
7 33 (1.73%) Confluence
8 18 (0.95%) Apache
8 18 (0.95%) CMS
9 16 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (0.63%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.37%) SAS
12 7 (0.37%) WordPress
13 6 (0.32%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.21%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.16%) Moodle
15 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 506 (26.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 249 (13.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 121 (6.36%) MS Visio
4 80 (4.20%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (0.89%) AutoCAD
6 15 (0.79%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.21%) EPLAN
10 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.16%) Revit
10 3 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.11%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.053%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.053%) ArcView
12 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.053%) Mathcad
12 1 (0.053%) OrCAD
12 1 (0.053%) Simulink
12 1 (0.053%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 53 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.37%) Exchequer
6 6 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.26%) assyst
7 5 (0.26%) Elite 3E
7 5 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.26%) Veritas eDiscovery
8 4 (0.21%) Primavera
8 4 (0.21%) Sage CRM
8 4 (0.21%) SAP R/3
9 3 (0.16%) Magento
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.16%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.11%) MIS ActiveH
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 600 (31.51%) Office 365
2 264 (13.87%) Azure
3 82 (4.31%) AWS
4 78 (4.10%) Power Platform
5 48 (2.52%) Dynamics 365
6 47 (2.47%) SaaS
7 39 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 31 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.21%) PowerApps
10 22 (1.16%) OneDrive
11 17 (0.89%) Google Analytics
12 16 (0.84%) IaaS
13 15 (0.79%) Mimecast
14 11 (0.58%) Power Automate
15 9 (0.47%) PaaS
16 7 (0.37%) ShareGate
17 6 (0.32%) Google Drive
18 5 (0.26%) Yammer
19 4 (0.21%) GCP
19 4 (0.21%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 211 (11.08%) DNS
1 211 (11.08%) TCP/IP
2 198 (10.40%) DHCP
3 185 (9.72%) LAN
4 168 (8.82%) Firewall
5 156 (8.19%) WAN
6 137 (7.20%) VPN
7 107 (5.62%) Internet
8 88 (4.62%) VLAN
9 79 (4.15%) VoIP
10 74 (3.89%) Skype
11 69 (3.62%) Wireless
12 44 (2.31%) SAN
13 36 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
14 24 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (1.21%) Unified Communications
16 19 (1.00%) NAS
17 18 (0.95%) NetScaler
18 17 (0.89%) WLAN
19 15 (0.79%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (13.55%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.05%) Power BI
2 58 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 40 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
6 32 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
7 22 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (0.95%) Relational Database
10 17 (0.89%) Qlik Sense
11 16 (0.84%) MS Access
11 16 (0.84%) MySQL
12 15 (0.79%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (0.63%) SAP HANA
14 12 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.47%) MongoDB
16 8 (0.42%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.42%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 89 (4.67%) JIRA
2 47 (2.47%) Visual Studio
3 27 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (1.31%) Git (software)
5 21 (1.10%) Jenkins
6 16 (0.84%) Selenium
7 15 (0.79%) SoapUI
8 12 (0.63%) Subversion
9 9 (0.47%) Bitbucket
10 8 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.32%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.26%) NUnit
13 4 (0.21%) Bugzilla
13 4 (0.21%) StarTeam
13 4 (0.21%) VersionOne
14 3 (0.16%) GitLab
14 3 (0.16%) LabVIEW
14 3 (0.16%) LSMW
14 3 (0.16%) MSTest
15 2 (0.11%) Mercurial
General
1 340 (17.86%) Finance
2 94 (4.94%) Manufacturing
3 91 (4.78%) Legal
4 90 (4.73%) Marketing
4 90 (4.73%) Telecoms
5 83 (4.36%) Public Sector
6 55 (2.89%) Retail
7 47 (2.47%) Law
8 31 (1.63%) Advertising
9 30 (1.58%) Banking
10 21 (1.10%) Local Government
11 19 (1.00%) Billing
12 18 (0.95%) Electronics
13 11 (0.58%) Automotive
14 8 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.42%) French Language
14 8 (0.42%) Games
14 8 (0.42%) Publishing
14 8 (0.42%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 532 (27.94%) Analyst
2 256 (13.45%) IT Support
3 221 (11.61%) Support Analyst
4 190 (9.98%) Support Engineer
5 129 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
6 112 (5.88%) Service Analyst
7 110 (5.78%) IT Engineer
8 109 (5.72%) Service Desk Analyst
9 92 (4.83%) Applications Support
10 85 (4.46%) 1st Line Support
11 84 (4.41%) IT Support Engineer
12 80 (4.20%) IT Analyst
13 77 (4.04%) Developer
14 75 (3.94%) IT Technician
15 69 (3.62%) Consultant
16 67 (3.52%) Project Manager
17 66 (3.47%) Technical Support
18 64 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 63 (3.31%) Support Technician
20 61 (3.20%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (4.25%) HTML
2 64 (3.36%) .NET
3 61 (3.20%) CSS
4 43 (2.26%) XML
5 35 (1.84%) ASP.NET
6 23 (1.21%) WSH
7 22 (1.16%) jQuery
8 18 (0.95%) Web Services
9 13 (0.68%) .NET Framework
9 13 (0.68%) Ajax
9 13 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (0.63%) COM
10 12 (0.63%) Entity Framework
11 10 (0.53%) REST
12 9 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 9 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 9 (0.47%) Kendo UI
13 7 (0.37%) .NET Core
13 7 (0.37%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 242 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (7.62%) Management Information System
3 120 (6.30%) Self-Motivation
4 64 (3.36%) Driving Licence
5 48 (2.52%) Data Centre
6 45 (2.36%) Virtual Team
7 38 (2.00%) Smartphone
8 35 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
9 27 (1.42%) User Experience
10 23 (1.21%) Client/Server
11 20 (1.05%) iPad
12 17 (0.89%) e-Learning
12 17 (0.89%) PKI
12 17 (0.89%) Public Cloud
13 16 (0.84%) Blackberry
14 14 (0.74%) CMDB
15 12 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.63%) PMI
16 11 (0.58%) iPhone
16 11 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 851 (44.70%) Windows
2 383 (20.12%) Windows 10
3 357 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 220 (11.55%) Windows 7
5 204 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 134 (7.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 106 (5.57%) Windows 8
8 93 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 69 (3.62%) Linux
10 57 (2.99%) Windows Server 2019
11 45 (2.36%) Apple iOS
12 32 (1.68%) Android
13 22 (1.16%) Unix
14 20 (1.05%) Mac OS X
15 17 (0.89%) Windows XP
16 16 (0.84%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (0.53%) Windows Vista
19 7 (0.37%) Solaris
20 5 (0.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (19.70%) Problem-Solving
2 290 (15.23%) ITIL
3 229 (12.03%) Project Management
4 206 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
5 128 (6.72%) CRM
6 127 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 119 (6.25%) Change Management
8 111 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
9 107 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 99 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 92 (4.83%) Analytics
12 90 (4.73%) Service Delivery
12 90 (4.73%) Service Management
13 88 (4.62%) Time Management
14 83 (4.36%) Migration
15 81 (4.25%) PRINCE2
16 78 (4.10%) Process Improvement
17 74 (3.89%) Computer Science
17 74 (3.89%) Project Delivery
18 72 (3.78%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 353 (18.54%) SQL
2 112 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 68 (3.57%) C
4 66 (3.47%) JavaScript
5 61 (3.20%) C#
5 61 (3.20%) VBA
6 49 (2.57%) VB
7 37 (1.94%) PHP
7 37 (1.94%) T-SQL
8 32 (1.68%) VBScript
9 29 (1.52%) Java
9 29 (1.52%) Python
10 13 (0.68%) R
11 10 (0.53%) VB6
12 9 (0.47%) Delphi
13 8 (0.42%) C++
14 5 (0.26%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.21%) Assembly Language
15 4 (0.21%) COBOL
15 4 (0.21%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 230 (12.08%) Degree
2 106 (5.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 80 (4.20%) Security Cleared
4 51 (2.68%) A+ Certification
5 48 (2.52%) MCP
6 44 (2.31%) MCSE
6 44 (2.31%) SC Cleared
7 41 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (2.10%) MCSA
9 36 (1.89%) CCNA
10 35 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (1.16%) PMP
12 21 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
13 20 (1.05%) DV Cleared
14 19 (1.00%) ISEB
15 18 (0.95%) DBS Check
16 17 (0.89%) MCITP
17 16 (0.84%) ISTQB
17 16 (0.84%) PMI Certification
17 16 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (9.87%) SLA
2 45 (2.36%) QA
3 34 (1.79%) GDPR
4 32 (1.68%) PMO
5 29 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.47%) NIST
8 8 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.32%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.21%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.21%) IEC 62304
10 4 (0.21%) ISO 13485
10 4 (0.21%) NCSC
11 3 (0.16%) GMP
11 3 (0.16%) GxP
11 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.053%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.053%) P3O
System Software
1 563 (29.57%) Active Directory
2 164 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (5.72%) Hyper-V
4 58 (3.05%) vSphere
5 48 (2.52%) XenApp
6 28 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
8 20 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 20 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 18 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
10 13 (0.68%) Terminal Services
10 13 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (0.63%) Firmware
12 9 (0.47%) VMware Server
13 8 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 7 (0.37%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.26%) Terminal Server
15 5 (0.26%) Xen
16 4 (0.21%) Docker
17 3 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 102 (5.36%) SCCM
2 40 (2.10%) WSUS
3 33 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
4 25 (1.31%) Backup Exec
5 10 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (0.42%) XenMobile
7 7 (0.37%) FortiGate
7 7 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (0.37%) Puppet
7 7 (0.37%) vCenter Server
8 6 (0.32%) SCOM
8 6 (0.32%) SCSM
8 6 (0.32%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 5 (0.26%) Ansible
9 5 (0.26%) EnCase
9 5 (0.26%) FTK
9 5 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.21%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.21%) BMC Performance Manager
10 4 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1,389 (72.95%) Microsoft
2 237 (12.45%) VMware
3 120 (6.30%) Citrix
4 114 (5.99%) Cisco
5 77 (4.04%) HP
6 72 (3.78%) SAP
7 59 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
8 56 (2.94%) Oracle
9 55 (2.89%) ServiceNow
9 55 (2.89%) Veeam
10 47 (2.47%) Apple
11 42 (2.21%) Dell
12 40 (2.10%) IBM
13 38 (2.00%) Google
14 33 (1.73%) Remedy
15 30 (1.58%) Avaya
15 30 (1.58%) Symantec
16 28 (1.47%) Adobe
16 28 (1.47%) Capita
17 24 (1.26%) Sage