Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 90 124 71
Rank change year-on-year +34 -53 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 4,432 1,662 4,964
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.46% 2.63% 3.94%
As % of the Applications category 40.77% 43.54% 49.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,997 1,332 4,071
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £21,000
25th Percentile £27,250 £26,250 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £35,000 £32,832
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +6.60% -3.44%
75th Percentile £53,651 £48,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -3.23%

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 10,872 3,817 9,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.49% 6.03% 7.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6,534 3,017 7,977
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,710 £22,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median % change year-on-year +3.53% +9.68% -3.13%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office.

Salary trend for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Office over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Top 17 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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +28 3,798 £37,500 +5.56% 957
UK excluding London +36 2,804 £32,500 - 822
London +46 1,341 £47,500 - 213
South East +31 680 £35,000 +7.69% 164
North of England +23 668 £32,500 +8.51% 220
Work from Home +10 621 £45,000 +20.00% 115
Midlands +27 550 £32,500 -6.47% 186
North West +23 410 £30,000 -7.69% 120
West Midlands +7 331 £35,000 - 107
East of England +33 301 £32,500 -9.72% 97
South West +10 247 £32,000 -1.54% 75
Scotland +53 227 £28,500 -5.00% 50
East Midlands +36 213 £29,000 -10.77% 75
Yorkshire -24 198 £31,500 +14.55% 80
Northern Ireland +36 85 £33,750 -51.79% 8
Wales -23 61 £28,000 -13.18% 22
North East +16 60 £36,750 +38.68% 20

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 3,205 (72.31%) Microsoft
2 2,017 (45.51%) Social Skills
3 1,589 (35.85%) Windows
4 1,302 (29.38%) Microsoft 365
5 1,166 (26.31%) Active Directory
6 1,128 (25.45%) Microsoft Excel
7 1,075 (24.26%) Problem-Solving
8 1,059 (23.89%) Finance
9 847 (19.11%) Windows 10
10 794 (17.92%) Degree
11 740 (16.70%) Azure
12 726 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
13 701 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
14 675 (15.23%) SQL
15 638 (14.40%) Project Management
16 624 (14.08%) ITIL
17 591 (13.33%) Windows Server
18 561 (12.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 530 (11.96%) SharePoint
20 449 (10.13%) Retail
21 437 (9.86%) SQL Server
22 422 (9.52%) Service Delivery
23 413 (9.32%) VMware
24 391 (8.82%) Management Information System
25 359 (8.10%) Organisational Skills
26 346 (7.81%) Self-Motivation
27 334 (7.54%) Marketing
28 328 (7.40%) Time Management
29 321 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
30 312 (7.04%) Legal

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
1 530 (11.96%) SharePoint
2 283 (6.39%) MS Exchange
3 85 (1.92%) Confluence
4 81 (1.83%) IIS
5 69 (1.56%) CMS
6 37 (0.83%) SAS
7 35 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 31 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
9 26 (0.59%) Skype for Business
10 21 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
11 17 (0.38%) WordPress
12 11 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (0.23%) Apache
13 10 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.16%) Drupal
14 7 (0.16%) MS Project Server
14 7 (0.16%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
15 6 (0.14%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1,128 (25.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 561 (12.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 206 (4.65%) MS Visio
4 194 (4.38%) Microsoft Project
5 44 (0.99%) Photoshop
6 41 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
7 40 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 27 (0.61%) InDesign
9 22 (0.50%) Acrobat
10 21 (0.47%) AutoCAD
11 20 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
12 15 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
13 9 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
14 8 (0.18%) Adobe XD
14 8 (0.18%) FrameMaker
15 5 (0.11%) Camtasia
15 5 (0.11%) Sketch
15 5 (0.11%) SPSS
16 4 (0.090%) iWork
16 4 (0.090%) Stata
Business Applications
1 65 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 32 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
4 22 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 20 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 14 (0.32%) NetSuite
6 14 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
6 14 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
7 13 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
7 13 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 13 (0.29%) Visualfiles
8 11 (0.25%) Maximo
9 10 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
9 10 (0.23%) Workfront
10 9 (0.20%) Elite 3E
10 9 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 9 (0.20%) Primavera
11 8 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 8 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
12 7 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,302 (29.38%) Microsoft 365
2 740 (16.70%) Azure
3 286 (6.45%) Power Platform
4 235 (5.30%) AWS
5 207 (4.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 186 (4.20%) OneDrive
7 124 (2.80%) SaaS
8 111 (2.50%) PowerApps
9 69 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
10 66 (1.49%) Power Automate
11 58 (1.31%) PaaS
12 46 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 46 (1.04%) IaaS
13 43 (0.97%) Mimecast
14 41 (0.93%) Google Analytics
15 39 (0.88%) Google Workspace
16 35 (0.79%) GCP
17 31 (0.70%) Google Ads
17 31 (0.70%) Smartsheet
18 28 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 295 (6.66%) Firewall
2 290 (6.54%) DNS
3 254 (5.73%) VPN
4 249 (5.62%) DHCP
5 238 (5.37%) WAN
6 237 (5.35%) TCP/IP
7 227 (5.12%) LAN
8 112 (2.53%) Internet
9 111 (2.50%) Wireless
10 103 (2.32%) Wi-Fi
11 91 (2.05%) VLAN
12 89 (2.01%) VoIP
13 80 (1.81%) WebEx
14 74 (1.67%) SAN
15 51 (1.15%) Remote Desktop
16 47 (1.06%) Skype
17 45 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
18 36 (0.81%) Intranet
19 31 (0.70%) NAS
20 29 (0.65%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 437 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 194 (4.38%) Power BI
3 95 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 90 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 75 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 62 (1.40%) Relational Database
7 58 (1.31%) Tableau
8 45 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 41 (0.93%) MS Access
9 41 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 35 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
12 29 (0.65%) Metadata
13 27 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
14 26 (0.59%) MySQL
15 23 (0.52%) GIS
16 22 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
17 20 (0.45%) QlikView
17 20 (0.45%) RDBMS
18 17 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 195 (4.40%) JIRA
2 51 (1.15%) Git (software)
2 51 (1.15%) Visual Studio
3 42 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (0.74%) Selenium
5 22 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
6 17 (0.38%) Postman
7 16 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 12 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 10 (0.23%) Jenkins
10 9 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (0.16%) Liquibase
11 7 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
11 7 (0.16%) Subversion
12 6 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.14%) TestRail
13 5 (0.11%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.090%) Cypress.io
14 4 (0.090%) SpecFlow
General
1 2,017 (45.51%) Social Skills
2 1,059 (23.89%) Finance
3 726 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
4 449 (10.13%) Retail
5 359 (8.10%) Organisational Skills
6 334 (7.54%) Marketing
7 312 (7.04%) Legal
8 261 (5.89%) Law
9 199 (4.49%) Banking
10 177 (3.99%) Manufacturing
11 173 (3.90%) Presentation Skills
12 154 (3.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 144 (3.25%) Telecoms
14 133 (3.00%) Influencing Skills
15 124 (2.80%) Public Sector
16 99 (2.23%) Investment Banking
17 92 (2.08%) Documentation Skills
18 85 (1.92%) Advertising
19 64 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
20 50 (1.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,174 (26.49%) Analyst
2 422 (9.52%) IT Support
3 379 (8.55%) Support Analyst
4 327 (7.38%) Support Engineer
5 250 (5.64%) Consultant
6 246 (5.55%) IT Analyst
7 225 (5.08%) Service Analyst
8 222 (5.01%) Developer
9 212 (4.78%) Project Manager
10 203 (4.58%) 2nd Line Support
11 200 (4.51%) Service Desk Analyst
12 193 (4.35%) IT Engineer
13 191 (4.31%) Business Analyst
14 143 (3.23%) IT Support Analyst
15 133 (3.00%) Desktop Support
16 129 (2.91%) IT Support Engineer
16 129 (2.91%) IT Technician
17 119 (2.69%) Support Technician
18 103 (2.32%) Data Manager
18 103 (2.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (4.42%) HTML
2 195 (4.40%) .NET
3 148 (3.34%) XML
4 123 (2.78%) CSS
5 86 (1.94%) jQuery
6 78 (1.76%) ASP.NET
7 70 (1.58%) XSLT
8 65 (1.47%) HTML5
9 56 (1.26%) Web Services
10 51 (1.15%) JSON
11 35 (0.79%) .NET Framework
12 33 (0.74%) React
12 33 (0.74%) REST
13 31 (0.70%) COM
14 30 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
15 29 (0.65%) Ajax
16 28 (0.63%) SOAP
17 27 (0.61%) AngularJS
18 26 (0.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 21 (0.47%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 391 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 346 (7.81%) Self-Motivation
3 203 (4.58%) Driving Licence
4 154 (3.47%) Data Centre
5 104 (2.35%) User Experience
6 96 (2.17%) Reference Data
7 83 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
8 76 (1.71%) Social Media
9 69 (1.56%) iPhone
10 66 (1.49%) EPoS
11 64 (1.44%) Blackberry
12 62 (1.40%) Life Science
13 58 (1.31%) Smartphone
14 55 (1.24%) Handset
14 55 (1.24%) Virtual Team
15 44 (0.99%) iPad
16 42 (0.95%) NHS
17 40 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
18 35 (0.79%) e-Learning
18 35 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,589 (35.85%) Windows
2 847 (19.11%) Windows 10
3 591 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 273 (6.16%) Windows 7
4 273 (6.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 241 (5.44%) Windows Server 2016
6 162 (3.66%) Windows Server 2019
7 155 (3.50%) Linux
8 128 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 119 (2.69%) Android
10 111 (2.50%) Apple iOS
11 88 (1.99%) Windows 8
12 87 (1.96%) Mac OS
13 76 (1.71%) Mac OS X
14 40 (0.90%) Windows XP
15 27 (0.61%) Unix
16 11 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.23%) CentOS
18 9 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 8 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,075 (24.26%) Problem-Solving
2 701 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
3 638 (14.40%) Project Management
4 624 (14.08%) ITIL
5 422 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 328 (7.40%) Time Management
7 305 (6.88%) Analytics
8 286 (6.45%) Change Management
9 282 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
10 273 (6.16%) Project Delivery
11 261 (5.89%) Data Analysis
12 260 (5.87%) Continuous Improvement
13 249 (5.62%) CRM
14 245 (5.53%) Mentoring
15 243 (5.48%) ITSM
16 240 (5.42%) Decision-Making
17 235 (5.30%) Information Security
18 224 (5.05%) Line Management
19 212 (4.78%) Service Management
20 206 (4.65%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 675 (15.23%) SQL
2 232 (5.23%) PowerShell
3 218 (4.92%) C#
4 164 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 127 (2.87%) Python
6 124 (2.80%) T-SQL
7 108 (2.44%) C
8 71 (1.60%) Java
9 63 (1.42%) VB
10 55 (1.24%) VBA
11 44 (0.99%) PHP
12 42 (0.95%) R
13 40 (0.90%) PL/SQL
14 26 (0.59%) VB.NET
15 25 (0.56%) Bash
16 23 (0.52%) TypeScript
17 18 (0.41%) MATLAB
18 12 (0.27%) RPG
18 12 (0.27%) RPG/400
18 12 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 794 (17.92%) Degree
2 199 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 141 (3.18%) Security Cleared
4 94 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
5 93 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 89 (2.01%) HND
7 86 (1.94%) HNC
7 86 (1.94%) SC Cleared
8 83 (1.87%) MCSE
9 82 (1.85%) CCNA
10 81 (1.83%) MCP
11 66 (1.49%) MCSA
12 57 (1.29%) DBS Check
13 56 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 49 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
15 44 (0.99%) PMI Certification
16 43 (0.97%) ISEB
17 35 (0.79%) A+ Certification
17 35 (0.79%) CCNP
17 35 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 307 (6.93%) SLA
2 192 (4.33%) QA
3 122 (2.75%) PMO
4 78 (1.76%) GDPR
5 70 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 51 (1.15%) Data Quality
7 34 (0.77%) HL7
8 33 (0.74%) GMP
9 32 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
10 19 (0.43%) Accessibility
10 19 (0.43%) Good Clinical Practice
11 17 (0.38%) GLP
11 17 (0.38%) GxP
11 17 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (0.32%) P3O
13 12 (0.27%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (0.16%) NEBOSH
14 7 (0.16%) PCI DSS
15 6 (0.14%) NIST
System Software
1 1,166 (26.31%) Active Directory
2 321 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 173 (3.90%) Hyper-V
4 92 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
5 78 (1.76%) Virtual Desktop
6 35 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
7 32 (0.72%) vSphere
8 31 (0.70%) XenApp
9 18 (0.41%) BitLocker
9 18 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (0.38%) Firmware
11 16 (0.36%) Docker
11 16 (0.36%) Terminal Services
11 16 (0.36%) XenDesktop
12 15 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 3 (0.068%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.068%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.023%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.023%) Xen
Systems Management
1 289 (6.52%) SCCM
2 165 (3.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 41 (0.93%) Jamf Pro
4 35 (0.79%) WSUS
5 33 (0.74%) Backup Exec
6 30 (0.68%) Terraform
7 28 (0.63%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 28 (0.63%) SCOM
8 26 (0.59%) Icinga
9 21 (0.47%) NetBackup
10 20 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
11 18 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 15 (0.34%) vCenter Server
13 14 (0.32%) Ansible
13 14 (0.32%) Kubernetes
14 11 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 10 (0.23%) SCVMM
16 8 (0.18%) PowerCLI
17 7 (0.16%) Puppet
18 6 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3,205 (72.31%) Microsoft
2 413 (9.32%) VMware
3 310 (6.99%) Citrix
4 231 (5.21%) Google
5 224 (5.05%) Cisco
6 164 (3.70%) Oracle
7 150 (3.38%) ServiceNow
8 146 (3.29%) SAP
9 144 (3.25%) Adobe
10 141 (3.18%) Apple
11 119 (2.69%) Bloomberg
12 105 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
13 101 (2.28%) Veeam
14 91 (2.05%) Refinitiv
15 89 (2.01%) iManage
16 85 (1.92%) HP
17 79 (1.78%) Remedy
18 61 (1.38%) Dell
19 50 (1.13%) Meraki
20 45 (1.02%) SolarWinds