Period
to 20 October 2017

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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 69 58
Rank change year-on-year -5 -11 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 7042 7936 10041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.04% 4.16% 4.58%
As % of the Applications category 46.30% 46.88% 45.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5592 6594 8306
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £20,878 £20,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,000 £29,850 £30,000
% change year-on-year -2.85% -0.50% +1.69%

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 15209 16929 21910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.73% 8.87% 9.99%
Number of salaries quoted 11810 13835 17513
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £33,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year +3.03% -1.49% +3.08%

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 6711 £32,500 - 360
UK excluding London +3 4162 £29,000 -2.85% 255
London -18 2756 £40,000 +14.29% 123
South East +11 1384 £30,000 -6.25% 81
North of England -8 902 £26,500 -3.64% 67
Midlands +5 671 £29,000 +0.83% 44
East of England -7 576 £31,000 +10.71% 32
West Midlands +5 456 £30,000 - 29
North West -17 443 £25,000 -16.67% 42
South West -12 423 £29,000 +5.45% 13
Yorkshire +9 381 £29,000 +11.54% 21
East Midlands +9 213 £25,750 +7.29% 15
Scotland -25 107 £32,500 +9.43% 9
North East +35 78 £28,000 -6.67% 4
Wales -5 68 £32,500 +18.18% 6
Northern Ireland -9 33 £30,000 -14.29% 3
Channel Islands +6 5 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 4716 (66.97%) Microsoft
2 3559 (50.54%) Windows
3 2363 (33.56%) Active Directory
4 1657 (23.53%) Finance
5 1521 (21.60%) ITIL
6 1510 (21.44%) Windows 7
7 1401 (19.89%) Microsoft Excel
8 1362 (19.34%) Office 365
9 1235 (17.54%) Windows Server
10 1209 (17.17%) SQL
11 1112 (15.79%) MS Exchange
12 1019 (14.47%) Degree
13 922 (13.09%) VMware
14 895 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
15 875 (12.43%) Citrix
16 831 (11.80%) Windows 10
17 823 (11.69%) Project Management
18 757 (10.75%) SharePoint
19 715 (10.15%) SQL Server
20 709 (10.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 649 (9.22%) Microsoft Certification
22 635 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
23 625 (8.88%) Windows Server 2012
24 618 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
25 578 (8.21%) MS Visio
26 571 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
27 542 (7.70%) SLA
28 536 (7.61%) Firewall
29 524 (7.44%) TCP/IP
30 516 (7.33%) LAN

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 1112 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 757 (10.75%) SharePoint
3 449 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 384 (5.45%) Skype for Business
5 195 (2.77%) IIS
6 180 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 123 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 100 (1.42%) CMS
9 95 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 73 (1.04%) SAS
11 70 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
12 61 (0.87%) IBM Notes
13 59 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
14 57 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
15 49 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
16 40 (0.57%) Confluence
17 38 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
18 28 (0.40%) MS Project Server
19 22 (0.31%) WordPress
20 20 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1401 (19.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 709 (10.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 578 (8.21%) MS Visio
4 456 (6.48%) Microsoft Project
5 71 (1.01%) Photoshop
6 57 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
7 51 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
8 33 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 31 (0.44%) InDesign
10 29 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
11 23 (0.33%) Acrobat
12 21 (0.30%) AutoCAD
13 15 (0.21%) SPSS
14 13 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
15 10 (0.14%) FrameMaker
15 10 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
16 9 (0.13%) RoboHelp
17 7 (0.099%) Camtasia
17 7 (0.099%) Open Workbench
18 5 (0.071%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 130 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 23 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 22 (0.31%) SAP EWM
6 19 (0.27%) SAP SD
7 17 (0.24%) NetSuite
7 17 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
8 16 (0.23%) assyst
8 16 (0.23%) SAP MM
9 14 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
9 14 (0.20%) Teamcenter
10 11 (0.16%) SAP LE
10 11 (0.16%) Visualfiles
11 10 (0.14%) SAP ERP
12 9 (0.13%) Eikon
12 9 (0.13%) SAP CRM
12 9 (0.13%) WebTrends
13 8 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
14 7 (0.099%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1362 (19.34%) Office 365
2 433 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 172 (2.44%) IaaS
4 156 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
5 144 (2.04%) SaaS
6 73 (1.04%) Mimecast
7 59 (0.84%) PaaS
8 56 (0.80%) G Suite
9 50 (0.71%) OneDrive
10 45 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
10 45 (0.64%) Google Analytics
11 44 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
12 39 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
13 22 (0.31%) Dropbox
14 13 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 12 (0.17%) Sumo Logic
16 9 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
17 8 (0.11%) Force.com
17 8 (0.11%) Intacct
17 8 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 536 (7.61%) Firewall
2 524 (7.44%) TCP/IP
3 516 (7.33%) LAN
4 499 (7.09%) DNS
5 471 (6.69%) WAN
6 443 (6.29%) VPN
7 406 (5.77%) DHCP
8 357 (5.07%) Skype
9 245 (3.48%) Internet
10 239 (3.39%) VoIP
11 168 (2.39%) SAN
12 158 (2.24%) Wireless
13 131 (1.86%) VLAN
14 105 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
15 101 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
16 94 (1.33%) Intranet
17 83 (1.18%) Network Security
18 63 (0.89%) MPLS
19 62 (0.88%) PBX
20 57 (0.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 715 (10.15%) SQL Server
2 196 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 170 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 105 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 95 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 92 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
7 80 (1.14%) MySQL
8 77 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
9 75 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
10 70 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 68 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 59 (0.84%) Oracle Database
13 56 (0.80%) Power BI
14 51 (0.72%) MS Access
14 51 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
15 45 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
16 34 (0.48%) QlikView
17 30 (0.43%) RDBMS
18 27 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
19 25 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 182 (2.58%) JIRA
2 142 (2.02%) Visual Studio
3 136 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (0.61%) Selenium
5 30 (0.43%) HP UFT
6 28 (0.40%) Axure RP
7 24 (0.34%) MSI
8 23 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 23 (0.33%) Subversion
9 22 (0.31%) T4 Templates
9 22 (0.31%) WiX
10 18 (0.26%) LoadRunner
11 17 (0.24%) Dreamweaver
12 16 (0.23%) ProC
12 16 (0.23%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 14 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
13 14 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
15 11 (0.16%) InstallShield
15 11 (0.16%) WinDbg
General
1 1657 (23.53%) Finance
2 470 (6.67%) Legal
3 399 (5.67%) Banking
4 372 (5.28%) Law
5 348 (4.94%) Marketing
6 343 (4.87%) Telecoms
7 257 (3.65%) Retail
8 231 (3.28%) Investment Banking
9 207 (2.94%) Manufacturing
10 204 (2.90%) Retail Banking
11 152 (2.16%) Advertising
12 117 (1.66%) Electronics
13 114 (1.62%) Back Office
14 104 (1.48%) Financial Institution
15 72 (1.02%) Publishing
16 61 (0.87%) Games
17 57 (0.81%) Billing
18 55 (0.78%) Front Office
19 50 (0.71%) French Language
20 49 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2436 (34.59%) Analyst
2 936 (13.29%) Support Analyst
3 792 (11.25%) Support Engineer
4 778 (11.05%) IT Support
5 616 (8.75%) Service Analyst
6 511 (7.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 493 (7.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 438 (6.22%) IT Analyst
9 430 (6.11%) Desktop Support
10 423 (6.01%) Developer
11 386 (5.48%) Project Manager
12 361 (5.13%) Business Analyst
13 325 (4.62%) IT Support Analyst
14 316 (4.49%) IT Engineer
15 276 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
16 265 (3.76%) Applications Support
17 258 (3.66%) Consultant
18 235 (3.34%) IT Support Engineer
19 222 (3.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 209 (2.97%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 441 (6.26%) .NET
2 308 (4.37%) HTML
3 207 (2.94%) CSS
4 205 (2.91%) ASP.NET
5 158 (2.24%) XML
6 128 (1.82%) Web Services
7 113 (1.60%) jQuery
8 104 (1.48%) AngularJS
9 91 (1.29%) .NET Framework
10 89 (1.26%) HTML5
11 81 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 73 (1.04%) WinForms
13 48 (0.68%) EDI
14 46 (0.65%) CSS3
15 42 (0.60%) WPF
15 42 (0.60%) XSLT
16 40 (0.57%) Entity Framework
17 38 (0.54%) WCF
18 34 (0.48%) COM
18 34 (0.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 895 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
2 385 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 325 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 301 (4.27%) User Experience
5 288 (4.09%) Blackberry
6 250 (3.55%) Driving Licence
7 237 (3.37%) Data Centre
8 138 (1.96%) iPhone
9 120 (1.70%) iPad
10 102 (1.45%) Smartphone
11 101 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
12 90 (1.28%) Social Media
13 84 (1.19%) e-Learning
14 68 (0.97%) Hedge funds
15 61 (0.87%) Fat Client
15 61 (0.87%) Thin Client
16 59 (0.84%) Mobile App
17 58 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
18 49 (0.70%) Data Structures
19 48 (0.68%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3559 (50.54%) Windows
2 1510 (21.44%) Windows 7
3 1235 (17.54%) Windows Server
4 831 (11.80%) Windows 10
5 625 (8.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 618 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 467 (6.63%) Windows 8
8 305 (4.33%) Android
9 290 (4.12%) Mac OS X
10 288 (4.09%) Linux
11 261 (3.71%) Windows XP
12 244 (3.46%) Apple iOS
13 212 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
14 162 (2.30%) Unix
15 68 (0.97%) Mac OS
16 54 (0.77%) Windows Vista
17 42 (0.60%) Windows Phone
18 37 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 32 (0.45%) CentOS
19 32 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1521 (21.60%) ITIL
2 823 (11.69%) Project Management
3 635 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
4 454 (6.45%) Service Management
5 447 (6.35%) CRM
6 403 (5.72%) PRINCE2
7 401 (5.69%) Service Delivery
8 391 (5.55%) Time Management
9 383 (5.44%) Asset Management
10 381 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 363 (5.15%) Change Management
12 350 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
13 305 (4.33%) Business Analysis
14 274 (3.89%) Mentoring
15 266 (3.78%) ERP
15 266 (3.78%) Problem Management
16 250 (3.55%) Wealth Management
17 249 (3.54%) SDLC
18 245 (3.48%) Analytics
19 239 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1209 (17.17%) SQL
2 405 (5.75%) C#
3 309 (4.39%) JavaScript
4 281 (3.99%) PowerShell
5 197 (2.80%) Java
6 155 (2.20%) C
7 144 (2.04%) VB.NET
8 141 (2.00%) T-SQL
9 138 (1.96%) VBA
10 134 (1.90%) VB
11 87 (1.24%) PHP
12 85 (1.21%) Python
13 70 (0.99%) C++
14 64 (0.91%) Shell Script
15 52 (0.74%) VBScript
16 51 (0.72%) PL/SQL
17 33 (0.47%) Perl
18 31 (0.44%) R
19 25 (0.36%) Bash Shell
20 16 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1019 (14.47%) Degree
2 649 (9.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 398 (5.65%) MCSE
4 302 (4.29%) Security Cleared
5 258 (3.66%) MCP
6 193 (2.74%) MCSA
7 184 (2.61%) SC Cleared
8 177 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
9 144 (2.04%) CCNA
9 144 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
10 131 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
11 129 (1.83%) DV Cleared
12 117 (1.66%) CCA
12 117 (1.66%) Citrix Certification
13 91 (1.29%) ISEB
14 90 (1.28%) MCITP
15 88 (1.25%) ISTQB
16 80 (1.14%) A+ Certification
17 79 (1.12%) PMI Certification
18 67 (0.95%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 542 (7.70%) SLA
2 224 (3.18%) QA
3 220 (3.12%) PMO
4 91 (1.29%) Data Quality
5 65 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 39 (0.55%) GDPR
7 35 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.24%) SEPA
9 16 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 14 (0.20%) GAMP
10 14 (0.20%) ISO 22301
11 13 (0.18%) P3O
12 12 (0.17%) COBIT
12 12 (0.17%) ISO 14001
13 10 (0.14%) GxP
14 9 (0.13%) GAAP
15 7 (0.099%) GMP
15 7 (0.099%) Solvency II
16 6 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
17 5 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 2363 (33.56%) Active Directory
2 571 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 382 (5.42%) Hyper-V
4 264 (3.75%) XenApp
5 212 (3.01%) XenDesktop
6 108 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
7 86 (1.22%) vSphere
8 77 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
9 63 (0.89%) Terminal Services
10 61 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
11 47 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
12 35 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
13 25 (0.36%) XenServer
14 23 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
15 22 (0.31%) Postfix
16 21 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 20 (0.28%) BitLocker
18 15 (0.21%) Firmware
19 11 (0.16%) Docker
20 9 (0.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 464 (6.59%) SCCM
2 123 (1.75%) AirWatch
3 121 (1.72%) WSUS
4 73 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 66 (0.94%) Backup Exec
6 49 (0.70%) SCOM
7 44 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
8 39 (0.55%) vCenter Server
9 38 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
10 24 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
10 24 (0.34%) XenMobile
11 20 (0.28%) OpenView
12 18 (0.26%) ServiceCenter
13 17 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
13 17 (0.24%) Nagios
13 17 (0.24%) Tivoli
13 17 (0.24%) Tivoli NetView
14 16 (0.23%) Ansible
15 15 (0.21%) SCVMM
15 15 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4716 (66.97%) Microsoft
2 922 (13.09%) VMware
3 875 (12.43%) Citrix
4 506 (7.19%) Cisco
5 390 (5.54%) Apple
6 328 (4.66%) Oracle
7 299 (4.25%) HP
8 265 (3.76%) SAP
9 201 (2.85%) Adobe
10 186 (2.64%) ServiceNow
11 157 (2.23%) McAfee
12 150 (2.13%) Dell
13 139 (1.97%) iManage
14 121 (1.72%) Google
15 117 (1.66%) AppSense
16 100 (1.42%) Symantec
17 97 (1.38%) Veeam
18 95 (1.35%) Remedy
19 86 (1.22%) Avaya
19 86 (1.22%) Salesforce.com