Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 75 70
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 6,785 7,106 7,880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.12% 4.04% 4.16%
As % of the Applications category 47.75% 46.28% 46.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5,350 5,651 6,547
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £20,625 £21,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,500 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +1.72% -3.33% -

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 14,209 15,355 16,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.62% 8.74% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 11,000 11,927 13,749
UK median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £21,750 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £64,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -1.49%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 6,382 £32,500 - 956
UK excluding London -3 3,973 £29,500 +1.72% 743
London +11 2,659 £37,500 -6.25% 272
South East 0 1,331 £30,000 - 180
North of England -5 804 £27,000 +1.89% 177
Midlands +10 692 £30,000 +3.45% 146
East of England +8 508 £30,000 -3.23% 89
West Midlands +16 483 £30,000 - 103
South West 0 423 £28,650 -1.21% 93
North West -1 399 £30,000 +20.00% 90
Yorkshire +5 362 £25,000 -13.79% 69
East Midlands -3 207 £30,750 +21.78% 43
Scotland +29 161 £30,000 -7.69% 26
Wales +4 67 £26,000 -20.00% 22
North East -39 43 £21,625 -22.77% 18
Channel Islands +3 21 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Isle of Man - 7 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland -17 6 £45,000 +50.00% 8

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 4,530 (66.76%) Microsoft
2 3,370 (49.67%) Windows
3 2,364 (34.84%) Active Directory
4 1,609 (23.71%) Office 365
5 1,487 (21.92%) Finance
6 1,467 (21.62%) Microsoft Excel
7 1,396 (20.57%) Windows 7
8 1,322 (19.48%) ITIL
9 1,320 (19.45%) Windows Server
10 1,243 (18.32%) Windows 10
11 1,140 (16.80%) Problem-Solving
12 1,016 (14.97%) SQL
13 963 (14.19%) Degree
14 934 (13.77%) Project Management
15 850 (12.53%) MS Exchange
16 839 (12.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 829 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
18 827 (12.19%) VMware
19 678 (9.99%) Citrix
20 654 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
21 653 (9.62%) SQL Server
22 651 (9.59%) Windows Server 2012
23 637 (9.39%) SharePoint
24 618 (9.11%) Agile Software Development
25 615 (9.06%) Microsoft Azure
26 598 (8.81%) DNS
27 569 (8.39%) SLA
28 549 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
29 539 (7.94%) DHCP
30 528 (7.78%) Firewall

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
1 850 (12.53%) MS Exchange
2 637 (9.39%) SharePoint
3 295 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 208 (3.07%) Skype for Business
5 131 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 115 (1.69%) Confluence
7 108 (1.59%) IIS
8 81 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 68 (1.00%) CMS
10 53 (0.78%) SAS
11 51 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
12 44 (0.65%) IBM Notes
13 36 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
14 30 (0.44%) Apache
14 30 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
15 24 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 24 (0.35%) WordPress
16 23 (0.34%) Tomcat
17 18 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
18 16 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1,467 (21.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 839 (12.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 496 (7.31%) MS Visio
4 367 (5.41%) Microsoft Project
5 49 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 44 (0.65%) Acrobat
7 35 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 32 (0.47%) AutoCAD
9 24 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 14 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
11 13 (0.19%) RoboHelp
12 11 (0.16%) InDesign
13 9 (0.13%) FrameMaker
14 8 (0.12%) InfoPath
15 7 (0.10%) Revit
15 7 (0.10%) SPSS
16 6 (0.088%) SOLIDWORKS
17 5 (0.074%) Adobe Premiere
18 4 (0.059%) Open Workbench
19 3 (0.044%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 86 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 29 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 25 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
6 13 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 12 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
8 11 (0.16%) assyst
8 11 (0.16%) Elite 3E
9 9 (0.13%) Relativity
9 9 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
10 8 (0.12%) iTrent
10 8 (0.12%) Primavera
10 8 (0.12%) Sage 200
11 7 (0.10%) Eikon
11 7 (0.10%) Ringtail
11 7 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 6 (0.088%) Misys Midas
12 6 (0.088%) Sage CRM
13 5 (0.074%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1,609 (23.71%) Office 365
2 615 (9.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 211 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
4 92 (1.36%) SaaS
5 87 (1.28%) Mimecast
6 82 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 65 (0.96%) G Suite
8 61 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
9 49 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
10 46 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
11 45 (0.66%) IaaS
12 34 (0.50%) PaaS
13 32 (0.47%) OneDrive
14 29 (0.43%) Serverless
15 25 (0.37%) GitHub
16 20 (0.29%) Yammer
17 19 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
17 19 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
17 19 (0.28%) Amazon S3
18 17 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 598 (8.81%) DNS
2 539 (7.94%) DHCP
3 528 (7.78%) Firewall
4 488 (7.19%) TCP/IP
5 408 (6.01%) LAN
6 377 (5.56%) VPN
7 355 (5.23%) WAN
8 266 (3.92%) Internet
9 240 (3.54%) VoIP
10 231 (3.40%) SAN
11 207 (3.05%) Skype
12 191 (2.82%) Wireless
13 134 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
14 123 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
15 121 (1.78%) VLAN
16 91 (1.34%) Intranet
17 86 (1.27%) Network Security
18 71 (1.05%) Unified Communications
19 60 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
19 60 (0.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 653 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 177 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 115 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 110 (1.62%) Relational Database
5 103 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 92 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 79 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 76 (1.12%) Power BI
9 65 (0.96%) Big Data
10 57 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
11 52 (0.77%) MySQL
12 40 (0.59%) Oracle Database
13 39 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 38 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
15 36 (0.53%) Blockchain
16 30 (0.44%) MS Access
17 25 (0.37%) RDBMS
18 24 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
19 23 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
19 23 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 239 (3.52%) JIRA
2 118 (1.74%) Visual Studio
3 48 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (0.57%) Git (software)
5 35 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 25 (0.37%) Subversion
7 22 (0.32%) Jenkins
8 20 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
9 17 (0.25%) Selenium
10 16 (0.24%) MSI
10 16 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
11 12 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
12 11 (0.16%) Maven
13 10 (0.15%) FrontPage
14 9 (0.13%) WebDriver
15 8 (0.12%) GCC
16 7 (0.10%) Axure RP
16 7 (0.10%) Bitbucket
17 6 (0.088%) AdminStudio
17 6 (0.088%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1,487 (21.92%) Finance
2 342 (5.04%) Retail
3 335 (4.94%) Legal
4 331 (4.88%) Banking
5 322 (4.75%) Telecoms
6 297 (4.38%) Law
7 276 (4.07%) Marketing
8 141 (2.08%) Manufacturing
9 97 (1.43%) Advertising
10 90 (1.33%) Publishing
11 87 (1.28%) Back Office
12 83 (1.22%) Electronics
13 71 (1.05%) French Language
13 71 (1.05%) Investment Banking
14 70 (1.03%) Billing
14 70 (1.03%) Financial Institution
15 54 (0.80%) German Language
16 40 (0.59%) Games
17 35 (0.52%) Front Office
18 32 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,126 (31.33%) Analyst
2 926 (13.65%) Support Engineer
3 825 (12.16%) IT Support
4 763 (11.25%) Support Analyst
5 584 (8.61%) Service Analyst
6 523 (7.71%) Service Desk Analyst
7 511 (7.53%) Desktop Support
8 475 (7.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 475 (7.00%) IT Analyst
9 439 (6.47%) IT Engineer
10 331 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
11 317 (4.67%) IT Support Analyst
12 301 (4.44%) Project Manager
13 287 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
14 277 (4.08%) Developer
15 275 (4.05%) Administrator
16 263 (3.88%) 1st Line Support
17 251 (3.70%) Applications Support
18 250 (3.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 237 (3.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (3.60%) .NET
2 219 (3.23%) HTML
3 156 (2.30%) XML
4 128 (1.89%) Web Services
5 106 (1.56%) CSS
6 95 (1.40%) ASP.NET
7 51 (0.75%) jQuery
8 47 (0.69%) .NET Framework
9 45 (0.66%) HTML5
10 44 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
11 40 (0.59%) COM
12 28 (0.41%) SOAP
13 25 (0.37%) WCF
14 24 (0.35%) Software Packaging
15 23 (0.34%) LDAP
16 22 (0.32%) AngularJS
17 21 (0.31%) EDI
18 20 (0.29%) CSS3
18 20 (0.29%) Entity Framework
19 19 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 829 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
2 438 (6.46%) Self-Motivation
3 380 (5.60%) Management Information System
4 342 (5.04%) Data Centre
5 268 (3.95%) Computer Science
6 212 (3.12%) Driving Licence
7 144 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
8 138 (2.03%) iPhone
9 125 (1.84%) Blackberry
10 110 (1.62%) Fintech
11 98 (1.44%) Fat Client
11 98 (1.44%) Thin Client
12 79 (1.16%) User Experience
13 77 (1.13%) Smartphone
14 74 (1.09%) iPad
15 72 (1.06%) NHS
16 65 (0.96%) Hedge funds
17 64 (0.94%) e-Learning
18 52 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
18 52 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3,370 (49.67%) Windows
2 1,396 (20.57%) Windows 7
3 1,320 (19.45%) Windows Server
4 1,243 (18.32%) Windows 10
5 654 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 651 (9.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 348 (5.13%) Linux
8 328 (4.83%) Windows 8
9 194 (2.86%) Android
10 176 (2.59%) Apple iOS
11 174 (2.56%) Mac OS X
12 160 (2.36%) Windows XP
13 110 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 101 (1.49%) Mac OS
15 97 (1.43%) Unix
16 45 (0.66%) Windows Vista
17 43 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 32 (0.47%) CentOS
19 30 (0.44%) Ubuntu
20 28 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,322 (19.48%) ITIL
2 1,140 (16.80%) Problem-Solving
3 934 (13.77%) Project Management
4 618 (9.11%) Agile Software Development
5 409 (6.03%) CRM
6 378 (5.57%) Time Management
7 359 (5.29%) PRINCE2
8 355 (5.23%) Service Management
9 343 (5.06%) Service Delivery
10 330 (4.86%) Change Management
11 315 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 309 (4.55%) Incident Management
13 275 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
14 258 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
15 250 (3.68%) ITSM
16 244 (3.60%) Business Analysis
17 237 (3.49%) Decision-Making
18 219 (3.23%) Migration
19 210 (3.10%) Analytics
20 205 (3.02%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1,016 (14.97%) SQL
2 338 (4.98%) PowerShell
3 209 (3.08%) C#
4 195 (2.87%) JavaScript
5 181 (2.67%) C
6 161 (2.37%) VBA
7 146 (2.15%) Python
8 138 (2.03%) Java
9 119 (1.75%) T-SQL
10 80 (1.18%) VB
11 74 (1.09%) VBScript
12 71 (1.05%) VB.NET
13 64 (0.94%) Perl
14 46 (0.68%) PL/SQL
15 44 (0.65%) Shell Script
16 42 (0.62%) C++
17 41 (0.60%) PHP
18 31 (0.46%) Bash Shell
19 26 (0.38%) R
20 17 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 963 (14.19%) Degree
2 549 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 360 (5.31%) MCSE
4 317 (4.67%) Security Cleared
5 215 (3.17%) MCP
6 201 (2.96%) MCSA
7 192 (2.83%) SC Cleared
8 176 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
9 156 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
10 137 (2.02%) CCNA
11 132 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
12 106 (1.56%) A+ Certification
13 96 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 68 (1.00%) MCITP
15 59 (0.87%) MCDST
16 58 (0.85%) PMI Certification
16 58 (0.85%) PMP
17 54 (0.80%) CISSP
17 54 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 53 (0.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 569 (8.39%) SLA
2 238 (3.51%) PMO
3 210 (3.10%) QA
4 142 (2.09%) GDPR
5 123 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 70 (1.03%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
10 12 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.15%) ISO 14001
12 9 (0.13%) P3O
13 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 8 (0.12%) PMBOK
14 7 (0.10%) COBIT
14 7 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 5 (0.074%) DO-160
15 5 (0.074%) DO-254
15 5 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 2,364 (34.84%) Active Directory
2 509 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 335 (4.94%) Hyper-V
4 153 (2.25%) XenApp
5 89 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
6 81 (1.19%) vSphere
7 73 (1.08%) XenDesktop
8 63 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 51 (0.75%) Terminal Services
10 50 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
11 38 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
12 36 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
13 31 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
14 30 (0.44%) BitLocker
15 27 (0.40%) Terminal Server
16 24 (0.35%) XenServer
17 20 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 19 (0.28%) Firmware
19 11 (0.16%) vCloud
20 4 (0.059%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 457 (6.74%) SCCM
2 106 (1.56%) WSUS
3 78 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 70 (1.03%) Backup Exec
5 65 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
6 51 (0.75%) SCOM
7 40 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
8 39 (0.57%) SCVMM
9 38 (0.56%) AirWatch
9 38 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 33 (0.49%) SCOrch
11 31 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 25 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
12 25 (0.37%) Nagios
13 23 (0.34%) Ansible
13 23 (0.34%) vCenter Server
14 21 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
15 19 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 14 (0.21%) ZABBIX
17 13 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4,530 (66.76%) Microsoft
2 827 (12.19%) VMware
3 678 (9.99%) Citrix
4 366 (5.39%) Cisco
5 300 (4.42%) Apple
6 247 (3.64%) Oracle
7 228 (3.36%) HP
8 206 (3.04%) Adobe
9 202 (2.98%) SAP
10 171 (2.52%) ServiceNow
11 157 (2.31%) Google
12 123 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
13 108 (1.59%) Avaya
14 107 (1.58%) Remedy
15 102 (1.50%) iManage
16 92 (1.36%) Symantec
17 83 (1.22%) Dell
18 80 (1.18%) Veeam
19 71 (1.05%) McAfee
19 71 (1.05%) NetApp