Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 110 69 70
Rank change year-on-year -41 +1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,381 5,729 6,868
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.81% 4.05% 4.11%
As % of the Applications category 45.90% 49.71% 46.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,205 4,727 5,547
Median annual salary £41,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.69% - -
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -

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 3,009 11,525 14,669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.13% 8.16% 8.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,354 9,017 11,373
Median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,555 £33,600 £35,000
% change year-on-year +17.72% -4.00% +2.94%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -44 1,297 £42,000 +29.23% 317
UK excluding London -36 847 £36,000 +20.00% 275
London -53 493 £47,500 +26.67% 59
South East -34 254 £37,500 +22.95% 71
North of England -14 248 £40,750 +45.54% 78
North West -5 161 £42,500 +37.05% 31
Midlands -39 126 £32,500 +12.07% 53
Work from Home +7 117 £42,500 -5.56% 25
South West -28 87 £34,500 +15.00% 32
East of England -9 78 £31,500 +5.00% 26
Yorkshire -14 72 £27,500 +3.77% 38
West Midlands -53 72 £30,000 -3.23% 24
East Midlands -15 53 £35,000 +27.27% 29
Scotland +30 30 £30,000 -7.69% 8
Wales +10 29 £30,000 +7.14% 8
North East -13 15 £32,500 +16.07% 9
Isle of Man - 4 £17,000 -
Northern Ireland +3 2 £28,750 +6.48% 1

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 986 (71.40%) Microsoft
2 594 (43.01%) Windows
3 522 (37.80%) Office 365
4 463 (33.53%) Active Directory
5 349 (25.27%) Finance
6 288 (20.85%) Azure
7 278 (20.13%) Microsoft Excel
8 259 (18.75%) ITIL
9 254 (18.39%) Windows 10
10 248 (17.96%) Windows Server
11 235 (17.02%) Degree
12 213 (15.42%) SQL
13 199 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
14 193 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
15 192 (13.90%) SharePoint
16 180 (13.03%) Cisco
17 179 (12.96%) VMware
18 178 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
19 176 (12.74%) Firewall
20 175 (12.67%) SQL Server
21 166 (12.02%) Project Management
22 145 (10.50%) Management Information System
23 137 (9.92%) DNS
24 135 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
25 134 (9.70%) SLA
25 134 (9.70%) MS Exchange
26 133 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
27 132 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
28 131 (9.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
29 123 (8.91%) PowerShell

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
1 192 (13.90%) SharePoint
2 134 (9.70%) MS Exchange
3 70 (5.07%) IIS
4 54 (3.91%) Skype for Business
5 51 (3.69%) Confluence
6 43 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.80%) Apache
9 11 (0.80%) SAS
10 8 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.43%) ArcGIS
11 6 (0.43%) Mendix
11 6 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.29%) K2 blackpearl
12 4 (0.29%) Moodle
13 3 (0.22%) CMS
13 3 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 278 (20.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 131 (9.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 114 (8.25%) MS Visio
4 58 (4.20%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.94%) AutoCAD
6 8 (0.58%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.29%) Revit
10 3 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.22%) Camtasia
10 3 (0.22%) EPLAN
10 3 (0.22%) InVision
10 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.22%) Sketch
10 3 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.22%) Stata
11 2 (0.14%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.43%) Carpe Diem
2 6 (0.43%) FastStats
3 5 (0.36%) Maximo
4 4 (0.29%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.29%) Unica
5 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.22%) Relativity
5 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.14%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.14%) Magento
6 2 (0.14%) Q-Pulse
6 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.14%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 522 (37.80%) Office 365
2 288 (20.85%) Azure
3 94 (6.81%) AWS
4 93 (6.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 60 (4.34%) Power Platform
6 32 (2.32%) GCP
6 32 (2.32%) SaaS
7 29 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (1.88%) OneDrive
9 25 (1.81%) IaaS
10 23 (1.67%) Slack
11 22 (1.59%) Route 53
12 19 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
13 18 (1.30%) PowerApps
14 12 (0.87%) G Suite
14 12 (0.87%) PaaS
15 8 (0.58%) Google Analytics
15 8 (0.58%) Mimecast
16 7 (0.51%) Amazon S3
17 6 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 176 (12.74%) Firewall
2 137 (9.92%) DNS
3 118 (8.54%) LAN
4 115 (8.33%) DHCP
5 110 (7.97%) VPN
6 104 (7.53%) Internet
7 101 (7.31%) WAN
8 91 (6.59%) Wireless
9 79 (5.72%) TCP/IP
10 75 (5.43%) Skype
11 71 (5.14%) VoIP
12 55 (3.98%) MPLS
13 54 (3.91%) Network Security
14 47 (3.40%) Wi-Fi
15 41 (2.97%) BGP
16 34 (2.46%) SNMP
17 30 (2.17%) OSPF
18 27 (1.96%) SAN
19 25 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
19 25 (1.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (12.67%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.19%) Power BI
3 43 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 34 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
5 24 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
6 23 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (1.01%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
9 13 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.58%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.58%) MS Access
11 8 (0.58%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.58%) SAP HANA
12 7 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (0.51%) Blockchain
12 7 (0.51%) GIS
Development Applications
1 57 (4.13%) JIRA
2 30 (2.17%) Visual Studio
3 29 (2.10%) Git (software)
4 17 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.51%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.29%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.29%) Selenium
6 4 (0.29%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.22%) Ant
7 3 (0.22%) LabVIEW
7 3 (0.22%) Maven
7 3 (0.22%) MSBuild
7 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.14%) JUnit
8 2 (0.14%) NUnit
8 2 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 349 (25.27%) Finance
2 108 (7.82%) Telecoms
3 76 (5.50%) Legal
4 70 (5.07%) Marketing
5 60 (4.34%) Manufacturing
6 59 (4.27%) Public Sector
7 56 (4.06%) Law
8 40 (2.90%) Retail
9 36 (2.61%) Banking
10 34 (2.46%) Electronics
11 19 (1.38%) Advertising
11 19 (1.38%) Back Office
12 15 (1.09%) Local Government
13 6 (0.43%) Housing Association
13 6 (0.43%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.43%) Japanese Language
14 5 (0.36%) Digital Economy
14 5 (0.36%) German Language
15 4 (0.29%) French Language
15 4 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 342 (24.76%) Analyst
2 126 (9.12%) Support Engineer
3 121 (8.76%) Support Analyst
4 93 (6.73%) IT Support
5 80 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 73 (5.29%) Network Engineer
7 66 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 60 (4.34%) Service Analyst
9 59 (4.27%) Project Manager
10 58 (4.20%) Desktop Support
10 58 (4.20%) IT Engineer
11 56 (4.06%) Consultant
12 54 (3.91%) Developer
12 54 (3.91%) Technical Support
13 49 (3.55%) IT Manager
14 48 (3.48%) Applications Support
15 47 (3.40%) Service Desk Analyst
16 42 (3.04%) IT Analyst
17 37 (2.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 35 (2.53%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (3.19%) .NET
2 33 (2.39%) HTML
3 26 (1.88%) CSS
4 25 (1.81%) ASP.NET
5 19 (1.38%) XML
6 15 (1.09%) .NET Framework
7 13 (0.94%) jQuery
8 11 (0.80%) ODBC
8 11 (0.80%) Web Services
9 9 (0.65%) Ajax
9 9 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (0.65%) JSON
10 8 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 8 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 8 (0.58%) COM
10 8 (0.58%) Entity Framework
10 8 (0.58%) Kendo UI
11 6 (0.43%) REST
12 4 (0.29%) Middleware
12 4 (0.29%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 193 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (10.50%) Management Information System
3 84 (6.08%) Self-Motivation
4 72 (5.21%) Data Centre
5 54 (3.91%) Driving Licence
6 29 (2.10%) iPhone
7 26 (1.88%) Virtual Team
8 25 (1.81%) User Experience
9 22 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
10 20 (1.45%) Replication
11 19 (1.38%) PKI
12 18 (1.30%) Client/Server
13 17 (1.23%) e-Learning
13 17 (1.23%) Fat Client
13 17 (1.23%) Thin Client
14 16 (1.16%) Blackberry
15 14 (1.01%) CMDB
15 14 (1.01%) NHS
16 13 (0.94%) Clustering
17 12 (0.87%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 594 (43.01%) Windows
2 254 (18.39%) Windows 10
3 248 (17.96%) Windows Server
4 135 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 122 (8.83%) Windows 7
6 93 (6.73%) Windows Server 2016
7 78 (5.65%) Linux
7 78 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 63 (4.56%) Android
9 41 (2.97%) Windows 8
10 37 (2.68%) Apple iOS
11 36 (2.61%) Windows Server 2019
12 29 (2.10%) Mac OS X
13 21 (1.52%) Unix
14 11 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.72%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.72%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.58%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.36%) CentOS
17 5 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (18.75%) ITIL
2 199 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
3 178 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
4 166 (12.02%) Project Management
5 100 (7.24%) Project Delivery
6 92 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
7 81 (5.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 78 (5.65%) Identity Management
9 77 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 76 (5.50%) Change Management
11 74 (5.36%) Mentoring
12 71 (5.14%) Service Delivery
13 69 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
14 68 (4.92%) Time Management
15 62 (4.49%) DevOps
16 60 (4.34%) Continuous Improvement
16 60 (4.34%) CRM
17 59 (4.27%) Migration
18 55 (3.98%) Service Management
19 54 (3.91%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 213 (15.42%) SQL
2 123 (8.91%) PowerShell
3 60 (4.34%) C
4 56 (4.06%) Python
5 34 (2.46%) C#
6 33 (2.39%) T-SQL
6 33 (2.39%) VB
7 27 (1.96%) JavaScript
7 27 (1.96%) VBA
8 16 (1.16%) Java
9 9 (0.65%) Bash Shell
9 9 (0.65%) Delphi
9 9 (0.65%) VB6
10 7 (0.51%) PHP
11 5 (0.36%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.29%) Apex Code
12 4 (0.29%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.29%) Perl
12 4 (0.29%) R
12 4 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 235 (17.02%) Degree
2 132 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 74 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (4.92%) Security Cleared
5 59 (4.27%) CCNA
6 58 (4.20%) MCP
7 52 (3.77%) MCSE
8 48 (3.48%) SC Cleared
9 40 (2.90%) MCSA
10 31 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (2.10%) A+ Certification
11 29 (2.10%) CCNP
12 26 (1.88%) SANS
13 20 (1.45%) DV Cleared
14 18 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 17 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 13 (0.94%) ISEB
18 12 (0.87%) MCDST
19 10 (0.72%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (9.70%) SLA
2 52 (3.77%) GDPR
3 30 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.59%) PMO
5 20 (1.45%) QA
6 9 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.43%) COBIT
8 6 (0.43%) NIST
9 5 (0.36%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.14%) IEC 62304
11 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.14%) NCSC
11 2 (0.14%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.072%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.072%) IFRS
12 1 (0.072%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 463 (33.53%) Active Directory
2 133 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (6.88%) Hyper-V
4 33 (2.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 31 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
8 18 (1.30%) vSphere
9 16 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 14 (1.01%) Terminal Server
10 14 (1.01%) VMware Server
11 13 (0.94%) XenApp
12 7 (0.51%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.43%) Firmware
14 5 (0.36%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.36%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.14%) vCloud
17 1 (0.072%) Xen
Systems Management
1 105 (7.60%) SCCM
2 55 (3.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 37 (2.68%) WSUS
4 26 (1.88%) QRadar
5 24 (1.74%) Puppet
6 23 (1.67%) Ansible
6 23 (1.67%) Nagios
7 22 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (1.38%) Backup Exec
9 13 (0.94%) SCVMM
9 13 (0.94%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 11 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 10 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
11 10 (0.72%) SCOM
12 8 (0.58%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
15 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 4 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
16 3 (0.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 986 (71.40%) Microsoft
2 180 (13.03%) Cisco
3 179 (12.96%) VMware
4 104 (7.53%) Citrix
5 81 (5.87%) SAP
6 71 (5.14%) Palo Alto
7 59 (4.27%) Veeam
8 57 (4.13%) CheckPoint
9 49 (3.55%) IBM
10 41 (2.97%) Adobe
10 41 (2.97%) Oracle
11 38 (2.75%) Avaya
12 36 (2.61%) HP
13 34 (2.46%) Google
14 32 (2.32%) Apple
15 31 (2.24%) Splunk
16 30 (2.17%) ServiceNow
17 29 (2.10%) Dell
18 27 (1.96%) Nokia
19 26 (1.88%) Salesforce.com