Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 72 64
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 6,861 7,000 8,988
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.95% 4.05% 4.47%
As % of the Applications category 46.83% 46.41% 47.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5,499 5,664 7,474
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,875 £20,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,732 £29,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +0.78% -1.67% +3.45%

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 with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 14,652 15,084 19,104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.44% 8.73% 9.51%
Number of salaries quoted 11,441 12,037 15,521
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.35% +4.23%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £64,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +3.03% +1.54% -

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Top 18 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 22 June 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
England -6 6,392 £32,500 - 841
UK excluding London -4 4,087 £29,732 +0.78% 644
London -3 2,568 £37,000 -7.50% 258
South East -13 1,330 £32,000 +6.67% 174
North of England +3 901 £28,000 +1.82% 145
Midlands +4 676 £30,000 +7.14% 111
East of England -5 520 £29,000 -14.07% 80
West Midlands +5 434 £28,500 -5.00% 76
North West -6 426 £29,000 +3.57% 76
Yorkshire +16 408 £27,500 +5.77% 61
South West -12 407 £26,000 -7.14% 73
East Midlands +14 241 £32,500 +30.00% 35
Scotland +6 161 £33,000 +3.13% 32
Wales +14 93 £30,000 -1.64% 22
North East -7 67 £22,229 -19.17% 8
Channel Islands -2 9 £28,000 -13.85%
Northern Ireland +5 8 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Isle of Man - 6 £55,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 4,612 (67.22%) Microsoft
2 3,599 (52.46%) Windows
3 2,432 (35.45%) Active Directory
4 1,604 (23.38%) Windows 7
5 1,583 (23.07%) Office 365
6 1,494 (21.78%) Finance
7 1,409 (20.54%) Microsoft Excel
8 1,349 (19.66%) ITIL
9 1,343 (19.57%) Windows Server
10 1,269 (18.50%) Windows 10
11 1,189 (17.33%) Problem-Solving
12 1,061 (15.46%) SQL
13 1,009 (14.71%) Degree
14 923 (13.45%) VMware
15 900 (13.12%) Project Management
16 862 (12.56%) MS Exchange
17 847 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
18 759 (11.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 720 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
20 693 (10.10%) SQL Server
21 679 (9.90%) Citrix
22 655 (9.55%) Windows Server 2012
23 613 (8.93%) SLA
24 609 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
25 585 (8.53%) Firewall
26 581 (8.47%) SharePoint
27 575 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
28 555 (8.09%) DNS
29 543 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
30 517 (7.54%) LAN

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 862 (12.56%) MS Exchange
2 581 (8.47%) SharePoint
3 253 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 213 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 168 (2.45%) Skype for Business
6 148 (2.16%) IIS
7 97 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 88 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 70 (1.02%) Confluence
10 66 (0.96%) SAS
11 59 (0.86%) CMS
12 55 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
13 32 (0.47%) Apache
14 30 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
15 27 (0.39%) WordPress
16 20 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
17 19 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
17 19 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
18 18 (0.26%) IBM Notes
19 17 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1,409 (20.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 759 (11.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 381 (5.55%) MS Visio
4 371 (5.41%) Microsoft Project
5 70 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
6 36 (0.52%) Acrobat
7 28 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 26 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 24 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
9 24 (0.35%) AutoCAD
9 24 (0.35%) Camtasia
10 14 (0.20%) SPSS
11 13 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
12 12 (0.17%) InDesign
13 10 (0.15%) InfoPath
13 10 (0.15%) RoboHelp
14 6 (0.087%) SOLIDWORKS
15 5 (0.073%) Maya
15 5 (0.073%) PTC Creo
16 4 (0.058%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 66 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 39 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 24 (0.35%) Carpe Diem
4 24 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 23 (0.34%) assyst
6 22 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
7 19 (0.28%) Elite 3E
8 13 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
9 11 (0.16%) CA PPM
10 10 (0.15%) iTrent
10 10 (0.15%) Workfront
11 9 (0.13%) Eikon
11 9 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 9 (0.13%) SAP ERP
11 9 (0.13%) Visualfiles
12 8 (0.12%) Concordance
12 8 (0.12%) HFM
12 8 (0.12%) Relativity
13 7 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,583 (23.07%) Office 365
2 575 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
4 107 (1.56%) SaaS
5 92 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 75 (1.09%) Mimecast
7 58 (0.85%) OneDrive
8 45 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
8 45 (0.66%) G Suite
9 39 (0.57%) IaaS
10 31 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
11 28 (0.41%) PaaS
12 27 (0.39%) Google Analytics
13 25 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 18 (0.26%) Basecamp
15 15 (0.22%) Slack
16 14 (0.20%) GitHub
17 12 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
17 12 (0.17%) Trello
18 11 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 585 (8.53%) Firewall
2 555 (8.09%) DNS
3 517 (7.54%) LAN
4 499 (7.27%) TCP/IP
5 484 (7.05%) WAN
6 473 (6.89%) DHCP
7 446 (6.50%) VPN
8 248 (3.61%) Internet
9 212 (3.09%) VoIP
10 189 (2.75%) SAN
11 184 (2.68%) Skype
12 176 (2.57%) Wireless
13 172 (2.51%) Remote Desktop
14 136 (1.98%) VLAN
15 125 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
16 91 (1.33%) Network Security
17 86 (1.25%) NetScaler
18 77 (1.12%) Intranet
19 74 (1.08%) WebEx
20 62 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 693 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 166 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 119 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 117 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 94 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 91 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 73 (1.06%) Power BI
8 68 (0.99%) Big Data
9 63 (0.92%) MS Access
9 63 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
10 58 (0.85%) MySQL
11 48 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
11 48 (0.70%) Oracle Database
11 48 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 44 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
13 40 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
14 26 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
15 25 (0.36%) Blockchain
16 23 (0.34%) DB2
17 22 (0.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 174 (2.54%) JIRA
2 93 (1.36%) Visual Studio
3 48 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (0.44%) Selenium
5 26 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (0.19%) Git (software)
7 13 (0.19%) SpecFlow
8 10 (0.15%) FrontPage
8 10 (0.15%) Subversion
9 9 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 7 (0.10%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.087%) Maven
11 6 (0.087%) TestNG
12 5 (0.073%) Microsoft Blend
12 5 (0.073%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (0.073%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (0.073%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.058%) Mocha
13 4 (0.058%) Robotium
General
1 1,494 (21.78%) Finance
2 446 (6.50%) Legal
3 421 (6.14%) Law
4 358 (5.22%) Retail
5 313 (4.56%) Marketing
6 303 (4.42%) Banking
7 260 (3.79%) Telecoms
8 158 (2.30%) Manufacturing
9 147 (2.14%) Advertising
10 114 (1.66%) Back Office
11 91 (1.33%) Billing
12 85 (1.24%) Publishing
13 78 (1.14%) Investment Banking
14 75 (1.09%) French Language
15 73 (1.06%) Financial Institution
16 66 (0.96%) Electronics
17 62 (0.90%) German Language
18 43 (0.63%) Games
19 39 (0.57%) Local Government
20 37 (0.54%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2,249 (32.78%) Analyst
2 852 (12.42%) Support Engineer
3 827 (12.05%) IT Support
4 793 (11.56%) Support Analyst
5 649 (9.46%) Service Analyst
6 562 (8.19%) Service Desk Analyst
7 540 (7.87%) Desktop Support
8 506 (7.38%) IT Analyst
9 499 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support
10 380 (5.54%) IT Engineer
11 330 (4.81%) IT Support Analyst
12 288 (4.20%) IT Support Engineer
13 284 (4.14%) Desktop Engineer
14 263 (3.83%) Consultant
15 260 (3.79%) Developer
16 247 (3.60%) Project Manager
17 242 (3.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 239 (3.48%) Business Analyst
19 230 (3.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 225 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (3.96%) .NET
2 185 (2.70%) HTML
3 153 (2.23%) XML
4 115 (1.68%) Web Services
5 102 (1.49%) CSS
6 69 (1.01%) ASP.NET
7 55 (0.80%) jQuery
8 49 (0.71%) .NET Framework
9 44 (0.64%) COM
10 35 (0.51%) HTML5
11 32 (0.47%) JSON
12 27 (0.39%) EDI
13 23 (0.34%) WPF
14 22 (0.32%) CSS3
14 22 (0.32%) Software Packaging
15 21 (0.31%) ASP.NET Web API
15 21 (0.31%) XSL
16 19 (0.28%) AngularJS
17 18 (0.26%) Entity Framework
17 18 (0.26%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 847 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 431 (6.28%) Self-Motivation
3 360 (5.25%) Management Information System
4 302 (4.40%) Data Centre
5 278 (4.05%) Computer Science
6 269 (3.92%) Driving Licence
7 210 (3.06%) Blackberry
8 160 (2.33%) iPhone
9 124 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
10 108 (1.57%) User Experience
11 91 (1.33%) Fat Client
11 91 (1.33%) Thin Client
12 88 (1.28%) e-Learning
13 86 (1.25%) iPad
14 81 (1.18%) EPoS
15 74 (1.08%) Fintech
15 74 (1.08%) Smartphone
16 58 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
17 53 (0.77%) NHS
18 47 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3,599 (52.46%) Windows
2 1,604 (23.38%) Windows 7
3 1,343 (19.57%) Windows Server
4 1,269 (18.50%) Windows 10
5 720 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 655 (9.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 340 (4.96%) Windows 8
8 311 (4.53%) Linux
9 230 (3.35%) Android
10 167 (2.43%) Mac OS X
11 166 (2.42%) Windows XP
12 153 (2.23%) Apple iOS
13 139 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 95 (1.38%) Mac OS
15 92 (1.34%) Unix
16 28 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 26 (0.38%) Windows Vista
18 19 (0.28%) Windows 2000
19 15 (0.22%) Windows Phone
20 14 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,349 (19.66%) ITIL
2 1,189 (17.33%) Problem-Solving
3 900 (13.12%) Project Management
4 543 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
5 425 (6.19%) Service Delivery
6 385 (5.61%) CRM
7 379 (5.52%) Time Management
8 362 (5.28%) Change Management
9 348 (5.07%) Service Management
10 313 (4.56%) PRINCE2
11 297 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
12 262 (3.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 248 (3.61%) ITSM
14 245 (3.57%) Incident Management
15 237 (3.45%) Problem Management
16 228 (3.32%) Business Analysis
17 226 (3.29%) ERP
18 224 (3.26%) Data Analysis
19 223 (3.25%) Continuous Improvement
20 214 (3.12%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,061 (15.46%) SQL
2 265 (3.86%) PowerShell
3 221 (3.22%) C#
4 194 (2.83%) VBA
5 186 (2.71%) JavaScript
6 157 (2.29%) C
7 140 (2.04%) T-SQL
8 127 (1.85%) Java
9 95 (1.38%) VBScript
10 78 (1.14%) VB
10 78 (1.14%) VB.NET
11 75 (1.09%) Python
12 54 (0.79%) R
13 49 (0.71%) PL/SQL
14 47 (0.69%) PHP
15 29 (0.42%) Perl
16 25 (0.36%) C++
17 20 (0.29%) MATLAB
18 13 (0.19%) Shell Script
19 12 (0.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1,009 (14.71%) Degree
2 609 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 392 (5.71%) MCSE
4 308 (4.49%) Security Cleared
5 260 (3.79%) MCP
6 207 (3.02%) MCSA
7 187 (2.73%) SC Cleared
8 157 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
9 150 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
10 140 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
11 124 (1.81%) CCNA
12 109 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 103 (1.50%) A+ Certification
14 76 (1.11%) MCITP
15 57 (0.83%) ISEB
16 55 (0.80%) CCNP
17 49 (0.71%) CISSP
17 49 (0.71%) MCDST
17 49 (0.71%) PMI Certification
17 49 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 613 (8.93%) SLA
2 251 (3.66%) PMO
3 187 (2.73%) QA
4 101 (1.47%) GDPR
5 99 (1.44%) Data Quality
6 81 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 13 (0.19%) P3O
11 12 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
12 9 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 9 (0.13%) GAMP
12 9 (0.13%) IFRS
13 8 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (0.10%) IFRS 9
15 6 (0.087%) GxP
15 6 (0.087%) ISO 14001
16 5 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 4 (0.058%) DO-160
System Software
1 2,432 (35.45%) Active Directory
2 464 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 406 (5.92%) Hyper-V
4 213 (3.10%) XenApp
5 154 (2.24%) XenDesktop
6 130 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 129 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
8 95 (1.38%) vSphere
9 87 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
10 78 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
11 49 (0.71%) Terminal Services
12 48 (0.70%) BitLocker
13 27 (0.39%) Firmware
13 27 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
14 21 (0.31%) XenServer
15 18 (0.26%) Terminal Server
16 17 (0.25%) vCloud
17 15 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
18 11 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 5 (0.073%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 512 (7.46%) SCCM
2 127 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 111 (1.62%) Backup Exec
4 106 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 102 (1.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 99 (1.44%) WSUS
7 97 (1.41%) SCOrch
8 67 (0.98%) SCVMM
9 61 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 53 (0.77%) AirWatch
10 53 (0.77%) SCOM
11 41 (0.60%) SCSM
12 39 (0.57%) vCenter Server
13 38 (0.55%) SCDPM
14 34 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
15 27 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
16 22 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
17 17 (0.25%) Nagios
18 15 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
19 14 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4,612 (67.22%) Microsoft
2 923 (13.45%) VMware
3 679 (9.90%) Citrix
4 508 (7.40%) Cisco
5 345 (5.03%) Apple
6 293 (4.27%) HP
7 256 (3.73%) Oracle
8 183 (2.67%) Adobe
9 173 (2.52%) ServiceNow
10 167 (2.43%) SAP
11 156 (2.27%) iManage
12 126 (1.84%) Google
13 120 (1.75%) Avaya
14 108 (1.57%) Dell
15 102 (1.49%) Remedy
16 97 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
17 89 (1.30%) Capita
18 84 (1.22%) Symantec
19 80 (1.17%) Veeam
20 73 (1.06%) McAfee