Period
to 24 November 2020

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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 122 69 70
Rank change year-on-year -53 +1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,463 5,262 6,628
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.68% 3.93% 4.11%
As % of the Applications category 44.56% 49.01% 46.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,327 4,383 5,399
Median annual salary £37,500 £33,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +1.54% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +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 3,283 10,736 14,148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.01% 8.01% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2,674 8,484 10,859
Median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% -1.43% +4.48%

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 24 November 2020.

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 24 November 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
England -53 1,363 £37,500 +13.64% 315
UK excluding London -31 955 £32,500 +8.33% 277
London -88 446 £47,500 +26.67% 53
North of England -21 278 £30,000 +4.35% 89
South East -37 270 £33,500 +8.06% 62
Midlands -18 176 £32,500 +14.04% 53
North West 0 155 £35,000 +10.24% 53
Work from Home -27 147 £40,000 -11.11% 39
West Midlands -22 119 £30,000 -3.23% 33
South West -24 113 £33,320 +21.16% 29
Yorkshire -14 106 £26,500 -3.64% 26
East of England -11 64 £27,500 -8.33% 26
East Midlands -13 56 £35,000 +29.63% 19
Scotland +9 34 £30,000 -7.69% 13
Wales +7 26 £30,000 -11.11% 5
North East -21 17 £26,500 +13.98% 10
Isle of Man - 4 £17,000 -
Northern Ireland +2 1 £70,000 +172.40%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 1,029 (70.33%) Microsoft
2 675 (46.14%) Windows
3 619 (42.31%) Office 365
4 516 (35.27%) Active Directory
5 317 (21.67%) Finance
6 315 (21.53%) Windows 10
7 305 (20.85%) Microsoft Excel
8 300 (20.51%) ITIL
9 275 (18.80%) Azure
9 275 (18.80%) Windows Server
10 230 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
10 230 (15.72%) Degree
11 221 (15.11%) Problem-Solving
12 191 (13.06%) SQL
13 185 (12.65%) SharePoint
14 181 (12.37%) VMware
15 180 (12.30%) Project Management
16 172 (11.76%) MS Exchange
17 171 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
17 171 (11.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 166 (11.35%) Cisco
18 166 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
19 159 (10.87%) Firewall
20 158 (10.80%) SQL Server
21 151 (10.32%) SLA
22 143 (9.77%) Windows 7
23 141 (9.64%) LAN
24 139 (9.50%) Management Information System
25 138 (9.43%) DNS
26 137 (9.36%) Citrix

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
1 185 (12.65%) SharePoint
2 172 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 65 (4.44%) Skype for Business
4 55 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 50 (3.42%) Confluence
6 36 (2.46%) IIS
7 26 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (0.89%) SAS
8 13 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (0.75%) ArcGIS
10 10 (0.68%) CMS
11 6 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.41%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.41%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.34%) Apache
13 4 (0.27%) K2 blackpearl
13 4 (0.27%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.21%) Moodle
14 3 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 305 (20.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 171 (11.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 117 (8.00%) MS Visio
4 50 (3.42%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.75%) AutoCAD
6 8 (0.55%) Acrobat
6 8 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.34%) Simulink
7 5 (0.34%) Sketch
8 4 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (0.27%) InVision
8 4 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.21%) Camtasia
9 3 (0.21%) SketchUp
10 1 (0.068%) Flinto
10 1 (0.068%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.068%) MODO
10 1 (0.068%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 11 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.48%) Maximo
3 6 (0.41%) Carpe Diem
3 6 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.41%) Q-Pulse
3 6 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.41%) Workfront
4 4 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.21%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.14%) Endur
6 2 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.14%) Relativity
6 2 (0.14%) Sage 1000
6 2 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 619 (42.31%) Office 365
2 275 (18.80%) Azure
3 98 (6.70%) AWS
4 95 (6.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 60 (4.10%) Power Platform
6 37 (2.53%) GCP
7 31 (2.12%) Slack
8 28 (1.91%) Route 53
9 26 (1.78%) SaaS
10 24 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (1.64%) OneDrive
11 14 (0.96%) Mimecast
12 13 (0.89%) G Suite
12 13 (0.89%) Google Analytics
13 12 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
13 12 (0.82%) PowerApps
14 10 (0.68%) IaaS
15 9 (0.62%) Smartsheet
16 7 (0.48%) GitHub
16 7 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 159 (10.87%) Firewall
2 141 (9.64%) LAN
3 138 (9.43%) DNS
4 133 (9.09%) WAN
5 129 (8.82%) VPN
6 128 (8.75%) DHCP
7 90 (6.15%) TCP/IP
8 89 (6.08%) Wireless
9 81 (5.54%) VoIP
10 79 (5.40%) Skype
11 65 (4.44%) Internet
12 59 (4.03%) Wi-Fi
13 48 (3.28%) Network Security
14 47 (3.21%) MPLS
15 37 (2.53%) SAN
16 33 (2.26%) VLAN
17 32 (2.19%) BGP
17 32 (2.19%) OSPF
18 30 (2.05%) IPsec
19 29 (1.98%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.42%) Power BI
3 35 (2.39%) Crystal Reports
4 28 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
5 24 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (0.89%) GIS
10 11 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (0.68%) QlikView
11 10 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (0.62%) Relational Database
13 8 (0.55%) DB2
13 8 (0.55%) MS Access
13 8 (0.55%) MySQL
13 8 (0.55%) NoSQL
14 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.48%) Tableau
15 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 65 (4.44%) JIRA
2 26 (1.78%) Visual Studio
3 13 (0.89%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.75%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.68%) Selenium
6 9 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.41%) Ant
8 6 (0.41%) Maven
9 2 (0.14%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.14%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.14%) TestRail
9 2 (0.14%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.068%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.068%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.068%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.068%) VersionOne
General
1 317 (21.67%) Finance
2 100 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 82 (5.60%) Marketing
4 77 (5.26%) Legal
5 55 (3.76%) Public Sector
6 48 (3.28%) Law
7 42 (2.87%) Manufacturing
8 39 (2.67%) Retail
9 34 (2.32%) Electronics
10 27 (1.85%) Banking
11 16 (1.09%) Local Government
12 15 (1.03%) Back Office
13 12 (0.82%) Advertising
13 12 (0.82%) Housing Association
14 11 (0.75%) Automotive
15 7 (0.48%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.41%) German Language
16 6 (0.41%) Military
16 6 (0.41%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 359 (24.54%) Analyst
2 132 (9.02%) Support Engineer
3 130 (8.89%) Support Analyst
4 121 (8.27%) IT Support
5 94 (6.43%) Service Analyst
6 89 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 77 (5.26%) IT Engineer
8 74 (5.06%) IT Analyst
9 73 (4.99%) Service Desk Analyst
10 71 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 66 (4.51%) Desktop Support
12 61 (4.17%) IT Manager
13 60 (4.10%) Project Manager
14 55 (3.76%) Technical Support
15 54 (3.69%) Developer
16 52 (3.55%) 1st Line Support
17 49 (3.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 45 (3.08%) Network Engineer
19 44 (3.01%) Applications Support
20 40 (2.73%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.46%) .NET
1 36 (2.46%) HTML
2 16 (1.09%) CSS
2 16 (1.09%) XML
3 13 (0.89%) JSON
4 11 (0.75%) ASP.NET
5 10 (0.68%) Web Services
6 8 (0.55%) .NET Framework
6 8 (0.55%) Middleware
7 7 (0.48%) EDI
8 6 (0.41%) Express
8 6 (0.41%) Java EE
8 6 (0.41%) JAXB
8 6 (0.41%) JDBC
8 6 (0.41%) jQuery
8 6 (0.41%) TIBCO EMS
9 5 (0.34%) REST
10 4 (0.27%) COM
10 4 (0.27%) LAMP
11 3 (0.21%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 230 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (9.50%) Management Information System
3 132 (9.02%) Self-Motivation
4 62 (4.24%) Driving Licence
5 49 (3.35%) Data Centre
6 28 (1.91%) iPhone
7 26 (1.78%) Smartphone
8 25 (1.71%) Replication
9 24 (1.64%) User Experience
10 23 (1.57%) e-Learning
10 23 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
11 14 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 13 (0.89%) Clustering
12 13 (0.89%) Fat Client
12 13 (0.89%) Social Media
12 13 (0.89%) Thin Client
13 12 (0.82%) Life Science
14 10 (0.68%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.68%) NHS
14 10 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 675 (46.14%) Windows
2 315 (21.53%) Windows 10
3 275 (18.80%) Windows Server
4 143 (9.77%) Windows 7
5 126 (8.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 87 (5.95%) Linux
7 87 (5.95%) Windows Server 2016
8 62 (4.24%) Android
9 51 (3.49%) Windows 8
10 47 (3.21%) Windows Server 2019
11 35 (2.39%) Mac OS X
12 26 (1.78%) Apple iOS
13 20 (1.37%) Unix
14 18 (1.23%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.62%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.48%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.41%) CentOS
17 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (20.51%) ITIL
2 221 (15.11%) Problem-Solving
3 180 (12.30%) Project Management
4 166 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (7.31%) Project Delivery
6 96 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
7 89 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 85 (5.81%) Time Management
9 79 (5.40%) Service Delivery
10 73 (4.99%) Service Management
11 72 (4.92%) Identity Management
12 70 (4.78%) Change Management
13 69 (4.72%) DevOps
14 65 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
15 61 (4.17%) Mentoring
16 59 (4.03%) Logistics
16 59 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
17 55 (3.76%) CRM
18 54 (3.69%) Migration
19 53 (3.62%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 191 (13.06%) SQL
2 94 (6.43%) PowerShell
3 61 (4.17%) C
4 53 (3.62%) Python
5 33 (2.26%) JavaScript
6 26 (1.78%) T-SQL
6 26 (1.78%) VBA
7 24 (1.64%) C#
8 20 (1.37%) Java
9 19 (1.30%) VB
10 10 (0.68%) PHP
10 10 (0.68%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.62%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.55%) MATLAB
13 7 (0.48%) C++
14 6 (0.41%) Perl
15 4 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.27%) RPG
15 4 (0.27%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 230 (15.72%) Degree
2 171 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 73 (4.99%) MCSE
4 66 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (3.62%) Security Cleared
6 51 (3.49%) CCNA
7 48 (3.28%) MCSA
8 42 (2.87%) SC Cleared
9 39 (2.67%) MCP
10 31 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 27 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 26 (1.78%) CCNP
13 24 (1.64%) A+ Certification
13 24 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (1.37%) SANS
15 15 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (0.96%) CompTIA Security+
16 14 (0.96%) SSCP
17 13 (0.89%) RHCE
17 13 (0.89%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (10.32%) SLA
2 40 (2.73%) GDPR
3 25 (1.71%) PMO
3 25 (1.71%) QA
4 19 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.41%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.34%) COBIT
7 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.27%) IFRS
9 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.21%) NIST
9 3 (0.21%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.14%) P3O
10 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.068%) COREP
11 1 (0.068%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.068%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 516 (35.27%) Active Directory
2 133 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (6.02%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
5 23 (1.57%) XenApp
6 22 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (1.30%) vSphere
8 17 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 15 (1.03%) Terminal Server
10 12 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (0.68%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.55%) Firmware
12 8 (0.55%) VMware Server
13 7 (0.48%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.34%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.14%) vCloud
17 1 (0.068%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 92 (6.29%) SCCM
2 49 (3.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 35 (2.39%) WSUS
4 28 (1.91%) Ansible
4 28 (1.91%) Nagios
4 28 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (1.91%) Puppet
5 22 (1.50%) Backup Exec
6 20 (1.37%) QRadar
7 11 (0.75%) SCOM
7 11 (0.75%) SCVMM
8 10 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
9 7 (0.48%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 6 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (0.41%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.27%) Rsyslog
12 4 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,029 (70.33%) Microsoft
2 181 (12.37%) VMware
3 166 (11.35%) Cisco
4 137 (9.36%) Citrix
5 73 (4.99%) Palo Alto
6 67 (4.58%) SAP
6 67 (4.58%) Veeam
7 51 (3.49%) Google
8 50 (3.42%) Avaya
9 45 (3.08%) Apple
10 41 (2.80%) ServiceNow
11 40 (2.73%) Adobe
11 40 (2.73%) CheckPoint
12 38 (2.60%) IBM
13 37 (2.53%) HP
13 37 (2.53%) Oracle
14 29 (1.98%) Riverbed
14 29 (1.98%) Sophos
15 24 (1.64%) Dell
15 24 (1.64%) Splunk