Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 69 75
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 5,519 6,735 7,051
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.03% 4.12% 4.05%
As % of the Applications category 49.63% 47.33% 46.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4,471 5,313 5,601
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,525 £21,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £29,500 £29,000
% change year-on-year +1.69% +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 11,120 14,231 15,284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.12% 8.70% 8.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8,771 11,036 11,870
UK median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £22,356 £21,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.03%

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 21 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Top 16 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 21 October 2019. 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 +2 5,158 £32,500 - 1,199
UK excluding London +1 3,402 £30,000 +1.69% 1,006
London -11 1,937 £37,500 - 281
South East -1 1,128 £30,000 - 288
North of England +15 798 £28,000 +3.70% 235
Midlands +4 586 £28,000 -6.67% 167
North West +28 425 £31,010 +3.37% 131
South West +3 392 £29,228 +2.02% 121
West Midlands -1 372 £29,000 -3.33% 91
Yorkshire -5 323 £27,500 +10.00% 79
East of England -9 296 £30,000 - 109
East Midlands +15 212 £27,500 -12.70% 76
Scotland -19 111 £32,000 +6.67% 53
Wales +6 72 £25,000 -3.85% 32
North East +25 51 £26,500 +22.54% 25
Northern Ireland +7 25 £27,000 -40.00% 4

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 3,904 (70.74%) Microsoft
2 2,857 (51.77%) Windows
3 2,121 (38.43%) Active Directory
4 1,976 (35.80%) Office 365
5 1,306 (23.66%) Windows 10
6 1,154 (20.91%) Microsoft Excel
7 1,105 (20.02%) Windows Server
8 1,059 (19.19%) ITIL
9 1,031 (18.68%) Windows 7
10 1,027 (18.61%) Finance
11 987 (17.88%) Problem-Solving
12 812 (14.71%) SQL
13 773 (14.01%) Degree
14 724 (13.12%) Azure
15 707 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
16 663 (12.01%) MS Exchange
17 607 (11.00%) VMware
18 585 (10.60%) SQL Server
19 575 (10.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 565 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
21 556 (10.07%) Project Management
22 554 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
23 532 (9.64%) SharePoint
24 523 (9.48%) SLA
25 515 (9.33%) SCCM
26 511 (9.26%) DNS
27 508 (9.20%) LAN
28 469 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
29 465 (8.43%) WAN
30 464 (8.41%) 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
1 663 (12.01%) MS Exchange
2 532 (9.64%) SharePoint
3 258 (4.67%) Skype for Business
4 179 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 144 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 103 (1.87%) IIS
7 66 (1.20%) Confluence
8 54 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 37 (0.67%) CMS
9 37 (0.67%) SAS
10 31 (0.56%) IBM Notes
11 23 (0.42%) WordPress
12 19 (0.34%) ArcGIS
13 18 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
14 17 (0.31%) Apache
14 17 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
15 15 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 15 (0.27%) WebSphere
16 14 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
17 13 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1,154 (20.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 575 (10.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 354 (6.41%) MS Visio
4 202 (3.66%) Microsoft Project
5 63 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
6 32 (0.58%) Acrobat
7 23 (0.42%) AutoCAD
8 17 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 11 (0.20%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.16%) InDesign
10 9 (0.16%) SPSS
11 7 (0.13%) Revit
11 7 (0.13%) RoboHelp
11 7 (0.13%) Simulink
11 7 (0.13%) Stata
12 5 (0.091%) InfoPath
12 5 (0.091%) InVision
13 4 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.072%) S-PLUS
14 3 (0.054%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 85 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.78%) Elite 3E
3 39 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 26 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 22 (0.40%) Carpe Diem
5 22 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
6 20 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
7 16 (0.29%) Workfront
8 13 (0.24%) Temenos T24
9 12 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 10 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
11 9 (0.16%) Exchequer
11 9 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 8 (0.14%) Q-Pulse
12 8 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
13 7 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
13 7 (0.13%) Sage CRM
14 6 (0.11%) Exstream
14 6 (0.11%) Sage 200
14 6 (0.11%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,976 (35.80%) Office 365
2 724 (13.12%) Azure
3 168 (3.04%) Power Platform
4 162 (2.94%) AWS
5 123 (2.23%) SaaS
6 122 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 106 (1.92%) OneDrive
8 71 (1.29%) IaaS
9 67 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
10 52 (0.94%) Mimecast
11 51 (0.92%) PaaS
12 42 (0.76%) G Suite
13 37 (0.67%) Google Analytics
14 24 (0.43%) PowerApps
15 21 (0.38%) Yammer
16 16 (0.29%) Google Docs
17 15 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
18 14 (0.25%) Slack
19 12 (0.22%) Dropbox
20 11 (0.20%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 511 (9.26%) DNS
2 508 (9.20%) LAN
3 465 (8.43%) WAN
4 448 (8.12%) DHCP
5 446 (8.08%) Firewall
6 422 (7.65%) TCP/IP
7 340 (6.16%) VPN
8 279 (5.06%) Skype
9 222 (4.02%) VoIP
10 215 (3.90%) Wireless
11 210 (3.81%) Internet
12 146 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
13 124 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
13 124 (2.25%) VLAN
14 120 (2.17%) SAN
15 74 (1.34%) Intranet
15 74 (1.34%) Network Security
16 56 (1.01%) IP Telephony
17 52 (0.94%) SMTP
18 51 (0.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 585 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 157 (2.84%) Power BI
3 111 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 106 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 90 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 69 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 65 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 41 (0.74%) MySQL
9 39 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 33 (0.60%) GIS
10 33 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
11 28 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
12 27 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
12 27 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (0.45%) Oracle Database
14 23 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
15 22 (0.40%) MS Access
16 21 (0.38%) Big Data
16 21 (0.38%) MongoDB
16 21 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 178 (3.23%) JIRA
2 96 (1.74%) Visual Studio
3 45 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (0.69%) Selenium
5 29 (0.53%) Git (software)
6 28 (0.51%) Jenkins
7 23 (0.42%) MSI
8 22 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 20 (0.36%) SoapUI
10 18 (0.33%) Subversion
11 16 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
12 14 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
13 13 (0.24%) CMake
14 10 (0.18%) GCC
15 9 (0.16%) Dreamweaver
15 9 (0.16%) SpecFlow
16 8 (0.14%) GitLab
16 8 (0.14%) TeamCity
16 8 (0.14%) Zephyr
17 6 (0.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1,027 (18.61%) Finance
2 298 (5.40%) Law
3 291 (5.27%) Legal
4 239 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 238 (4.31%) Retail
6 237 (4.29%) Marketing
7 170 (3.08%) Banking
8 153 (2.77%) Public Sector
9 112 (2.03%) Manufacturing
10 62 (1.12%) Electronics
11 48 (0.87%) Aerospace
11 48 (0.87%) Billing
12 46 (0.83%) Back Office
13 43 (0.78%) Local Government
14 41 (0.74%) Publishing
15 40 (0.72%) Advertising
16 36 (0.65%) French Language
17 34 (0.62%) Financial Institution
18 32 (0.58%) Automotive
18 32 (0.58%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,716 (31.09%) Analyst
2 762 (13.81%) IT Support
3 687 (12.45%) Support Engineer
4 623 (11.29%) Support Analyst
5 477 (8.64%) Service Analyst
6 441 (7.99%) Service Desk Analyst
7 423 (7.66%) 2nd Line Support
8 400 (7.25%) IT Analyst
9 365 (6.61%) IT Engineer
10 267 (4.84%) Consultant
11 265 (4.80%) IT Support Analyst
12 255 (4.62%) IT Support Engineer
13 249 (4.51%) 1st Line Support
14 236 (4.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 233 (4.22%) Business Analyst
16 231 (4.19%) Desktop Support
17 216 (3.91%) Junior
18 214 (3.88%) Developer
19 209 (3.79%) Administrator
20 206 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (3.62%) .NET
2 159 (2.88%) HTML
3 115 (2.08%) CSS
4 84 (1.52%) XML
5 82 (1.49%) Web Services
6 74 (1.34%) ASP.NET
7 46 (0.83%) HTML5
8 34 (0.62%) J2EE
8 34 (0.62%) jQuery
9 29 (0.53%) .NET Framework
10 27 (0.49%) JSON
11 26 (0.47%) COM
12 25 (0.45%) AngularJS
12 25 (0.45%) Middleware
12 25 (0.45%) SOAP
13 23 (0.42%) REST
14 22 (0.40%) LDAP
15 21 (0.38%) MAPI
16 18 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (0.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 707 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
2 395 (7.16%) Management Information System
3 336 (6.09%) Self-Motivation
4 234 (4.24%) Driving Licence
5 188 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
6 163 (2.95%) Data Centre
7 135 (2.45%) iPhone
8 129 (2.34%) Smartphone
9 127 (2.30%) User Experience
10 110 (1.99%) Blackberry
11 65 (1.18%) Mobile App
12 64 (1.16%) iPad
13 59 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
14 47 (0.85%) Social Media
15 45 (0.82%) Client/Server
15 45 (0.82%) CMDB
16 39 (0.71%) Fibre Optics
17 38 (0.69%) NHS
18 37 (0.67%) Fat Client
18 37 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2,857 (51.77%) Windows
2 1,306 (23.66%) Windows 10
3 1,105 (20.02%) Windows Server
4 1,031 (18.68%) Windows 7
5 565 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 361 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 307 (5.56%) Linux
8 246 (4.46%) Android
9 217 (3.93%) Windows 8
10 202 (3.66%) Apple iOS
11 119 (2.16%) Mac OS
12 113 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
13 99 (1.79%) Mac OS X
14 94 (1.70%) Windows XP
15 87 (1.58%) Unix
16 39 (0.71%) Windows Vista
17 38 (0.69%) Windows 2000
18 29 (0.53%) CentOS
19 21 (0.38%) Ubuntu
20 14 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,059 (19.19%) ITIL
2 987 (17.88%) Problem-Solving
3 556 (10.07%) Project Management
4 554 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
5 371 (6.72%) Service Management
6 361 (6.54%) Change Management
7 287 (5.20%) Service Delivery
8 280 (5.07%) Project Delivery
9 266 (4.82%) Migration
10 263 (4.77%) Business Intelligence
10 263 (4.77%) CRM
11 258 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 256 (4.64%) Time Management
13 246 (4.46%) Analytics
14 241 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 235 (4.26%) Incident Management
16 225 (4.08%) ITSM
17 207 (3.75%) Mentoring
18 205 (3.71%) Asset Management
18 205 (3.71%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 812 (14.71%) SQL
2 348 (6.31%) PowerShell
3 173 (3.13%) C#
4 137 (2.48%) C
5 111 (2.01%) VBA
6 109 (1.97%) Python
7 107 (1.94%) JavaScript
8 105 (1.90%) VB
9 95 (1.72%) Java
10 70 (1.27%) T-SQL
11 59 (1.07%) R
12 49 (0.89%) Bash Shell
13 44 (0.80%) C++
14 41 (0.74%) VB.NET
15 36 (0.65%) PHP
15 36 (0.65%) PL/SQL
16 35 (0.63%) VBScript
17 34 (0.62%) Perl
18 12 (0.22%) Shell Script
19 11 (0.20%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 773 (14.01%) Degree
2 469 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 217 (3.93%) Security Cleared
4 201 (3.64%) MCSE
5 178 (3.23%) MCSA
6 151 (2.74%) MCP
7 140 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
8 129 (2.34%) SC Cleared
9 122 (2.21%) A+ Certification
10 119 (2.16%) CCNA
11 111 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
12 82 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
13 53 (0.96%) PMP
14 51 (0.92%) PMI Certification
15 46 (0.83%) MCITP
16 44 (0.80%) DBS Check
17 41 (0.74%) ISEB
18 40 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 39 (0.71%) CCNP
19 39 (0.71%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 523 (9.48%) SLA
2 143 (2.59%) PMO
3 118 (2.14%) QA
4 79 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 76 (1.38%) GDPR
6 55 (1.00%) Data Quality
7 22 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 15 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.18%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.16%) COBIT
12 7 (0.13%) NIST
13 6 (0.11%) NEBOSH
14 5 (0.091%) Def Stans
14 5 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.091%) P3O
15 4 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 4 (0.072%) GAAP
15 4 (0.072%) IFRS
15 4 (0.072%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2,121 (38.43%) Active Directory
2 409 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 376 (6.81%) Hyper-V
4 90 (1.63%) vSphere
5 77 (1.40%) XenApp
6 76 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 44 (0.80%) Firmware
8 42 (0.76%) XenDesktop
9 39 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
10 38 (0.69%) Terminal Services
11 37 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
12 22 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
13 20 (0.36%) BitLocker
13 20 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
15 13 (0.24%) Docker
16 9 (0.16%) DFS Replication
17 8 (0.14%) NFS
17 8 (0.14%) Terminal Server
18 7 (0.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 515 (9.33%) SCCM
2 165 (2.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 95 (1.72%) WSUS
4 76 (1.38%) Backup Exec
5 71 (1.29%) SCOM
6 43 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 39 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 38 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
9 35 (0.63%) AirWatch
10 30 (0.54%) vCenter Server
11 26 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
12 23 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 18 (0.33%) NetBackup
14 17 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
15 16 (0.29%) EnCase
15 16 (0.29%) FTK
15 16 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
16 14 (0.25%) Puppet
17 13 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
18 12 (0.22%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3,904 (70.74%) Microsoft
2 607 (11.00%) VMware
3 464 (8.41%) Citrix
4 437 (7.92%) Cisco
5 276 (5.00%) Apple
6 202 (3.66%) Oracle
7 200 (3.62%) HP
8 162 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
9 158 (2.86%) ServiceNow
10 148 (2.68%) SAP
11 145 (2.63%) Dell
12 139 (2.52%) Adobe
13 117 (2.12%) Veeam
14 112 (2.03%) iManage
15 104 (1.88%) Google
16 98 (1.78%) Avaya
17 92 (1.67%) Symantec
18 81 (1.47%) Polycom
19 72 (1.30%) Remedy
20 67 (1.21%) Tableau