Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 71 64
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 6,994 6,998 9,493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.98% 4.03% 4.50%
As % of the Applications category 47.05% 47.02% 46.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,758 5,899 7,844
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £20,750 £20,750 £20,355
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,000 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year - -3.33% +5.26%

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 14,866 14,884 20,478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.47% 8.58% 9.71%
Number of salaries quoted 11,787 12,153 16,496
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,500 £21,875
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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 -1 6,553 £32,500 - 1,075
UK excluding London -4 4,209 £29,000 - 859
London -4 2,609 £37,500 +7.14% 295
South East +6 1,455 £30,000 - 233
North of England -16 880 £28,000 +1.82% 221
Midlands +2 637 £29,000 +3.57% 145
East of England -1 540 £28,500 -5.00% 92
North West -30 448 £28,000 -6.67% 114
South West -5 443 £25,974 -5.55% 89
West Midlands +1 418 £29,250 -7.14% 76
Yorkshire -4 343 £30,000 +11.11% 88
East Midlands +3 219 £29,000 +23.40% 69
Scotland +3 145 £35,750 +30.00% 50
Wales +24 94 £30,000 +9.09% 26
North East -14 86 £28,250 +8.65% 19
Northern Ireland -4 32 £26,000 -45.26% 3
Channel Islands -4 3 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 4,822 (68.94%) Microsoft
2 3,590 (51.33%) Windows
3 2,402 (34.34%) Active Directory
4 1,559 (22.29%) Windows 7
5 1,530 (21.88%) ITIL
6 1,524 (21.79%) Office 365
7 1,479 (21.15%) Finance
8 1,301 (18.60%) Windows Server
9 1,299 (18.57%) Microsoft Excel
10 1,102 (15.76%) Windows 10
11 991 (14.17%) SQL
12 983 (14.05%) MS Exchange
13 958 (13.70%) Degree
14 889 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
15 879 (12.57%) VMware
16 854 (12.21%) Project Management
17 779 (11.14%) Citrix
18 724 (10.35%) Windows Server 2008
19 691 (9.88%) SharePoint
20 686 (9.81%) Windows Server 2012
21 681 (9.74%) SLA
22 667 (9.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 656 (9.38%) SQL Server
24 626 (8.95%) Agile Software Development
25 623 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
26 593 (8.48%) Firewall
27 569 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
28 544 (7.78%) WAN
29 541 (7.74%) Legal
30 538 (7.69%) 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
1 983 (14.05%) MS Exchange
2 691 (9.88%) SharePoint
3 310 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 247 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 220 (3.15%) Skype for Business
6 206 (2.95%) IIS
7 106 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 102 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 97 (1.39%) CMS
10 70 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 63 (0.90%) SAS
12 46 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
13 39 (0.56%) IBM Notes
14 37 (0.53%) Confluence
15 32 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
16 31 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
17 29 (0.41%) Apache
17 29 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
18 28 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
19 21 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 1,299 (18.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 667 (9.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 509 (7.28%) MS Visio
4 398 (5.69%) Microsoft Project
5 69 (0.99%) Photoshop
6 66 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
7 39 (0.56%) Acrobat
8 37 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 33 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
10 15 (0.21%) AutoCAD
11 10 (0.14%) RoboHelp
12 9 (0.13%) InfoPath
13 8 (0.11%) Camtasia
13 8 (0.11%) InDesign
13 8 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
14 5 (0.071%) Maya
15 4 (0.057%) Snagit
15 4 (0.057%) SPSS
16 3 (0.043%) LibreOffice
Business Applications
1 77 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (0.94%) Elite 3E
3 57 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 38 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 36 (0.51%) Carpe Diem
6 34 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
7 19 (0.27%) NetSuite
7 19 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
8 16 (0.23%) Visualfiles
9 13 (0.19%) HFM
9 13 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
9 13 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
10 11 (0.16%) assyst
10 11 (0.16%) Eikon
10 11 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
11 10 (0.14%) CA PPM
11 10 (0.14%) Relativity
11 10 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 10 (0.14%) SAP ERP
12 9 (0.13%) Concordance
Cloud Services
1 1,524 (21.79%) Office 365
2 569 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
4 108 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 104 (1.49%) SaaS
6 76 (1.09%) OneDrive
7 73 (1.04%) IaaS
8 70 (1.00%) Mimecast
9 57 (0.81%) G Suite
10 44 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
10 44 (0.63%) PaaS
11 43 (0.61%) Google Analytics
12 30 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
13 21 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 17 (0.24%) Basecamp
15 12 (0.17%) Trello
16 11 (0.16%) AdWords
17 10 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
18 9 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
19 8 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 593 (8.48%) Firewall
2 544 (7.78%) WAN
3 538 (7.69%) LAN
4 516 (7.38%) DNS
5 481 (6.88%) TCP/IP
6 430 (6.15%) DHCP
7 363 (5.19%) VPN
8 234 (3.35%) Internet
9 216 (3.09%) Skype
10 208 (2.97%) VoIP
11 167 (2.39%) Wireless
12 162 (2.32%) SAN
13 140 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
14 115 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
15 110 (1.57%) VLAN
16 90 (1.29%) Network Security
17 76 (1.09%) Intranet
18 71 (1.02%) NetScaler
19 46 (0.66%) MPLS
20 44 (0.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 656 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 154 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 121 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 94 (1.34%) Relational Database
5 89 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 70 (1.00%) Power BI
7 66 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
8 61 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
9 59 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
10 58 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 57 (0.81%) MS Access
12 52 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
13 49 (0.70%) MySQL
14 40 (0.57%) Oracle Database
15 39 (0.56%) Big Data
16 36 (0.51%) QlikView
16 36 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
17 28 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
18 27 (0.39%) GIS
19 25 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 222 (3.17%) JIRA
2 89 (1.27%) Visual Studio
3 77 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (0.33%) Selenium
4 23 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 16 (0.23%) Subversion
6 12 (0.17%) Eclipse
6 12 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
6 12 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 11 (0.16%) Axure RP
7 11 (0.16%) FrontPage
8 10 (0.14%) Git (software)
9 9 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 9 (0.13%) JIRA Agile
9 9 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 8 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (0.11%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.10%) T4 Templates
11 7 (0.10%) WiX
12 6 (0.086%) TeamCity
General
1 1,479 (21.15%) Finance
2 541 (7.74%) Legal
3 485 (6.93%) Law
4 323 (4.62%) Marketing
5 298 (4.26%) Retail
6 218 (3.12%) Banking
7 214 (3.06%) Telecoms
8 200 (2.86%) Advertising
9 122 (1.74%) Manufacturing
10 98 (1.40%) Back Office
11 74 (1.06%) Financial Institution
11 74 (1.06%) French Language
12 61 (0.87%) Investment Banking
13 52 (0.74%) Billing
14 49 (0.70%) Games
14 49 (0.70%) Publishing
15 48 (0.69%) Electronics
16 45 (0.64%) Retail Banking
17 43 (0.61%) German Language
18 39 (0.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2,371 (33.90%) Analyst
2 898 (12.84%) Support Analyst
3 870 (12.44%) Support Engineer
4 789 (11.28%) IT Support
5 664 (9.49%) Service Analyst
6 557 (7.96%) Service Desk Analyst
7 552 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 548 (7.84%) Desktop Support
9 483 (6.91%) IT Analyst
10 346 (4.95%) IT Engineer
11 332 (4.75%) IT Support Analyst
12 321 (4.59%) Project Manager
13 318 (4.55%) Developer
14 306 (4.38%) Business Analyst
15 266 (3.80%) IT Support Engineer
16 262 (3.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 258 (3.69%) Consultant
18 238 (3.40%) Desktop Engineer
19 231 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
20 229 (3.27%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (5.00%) .NET
2 245 (3.50%) HTML
3 173 (2.47%) CSS
4 144 (2.06%) Web Services
5 127 (1.82%) ASP.NET
6 103 (1.47%) jQuery
7 91 (1.30%) XML
8 71 (1.02%) HTML5
9 54 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 50 (0.71%) .NET Framework
10 50 (0.71%) AngularJS
11 42 (0.60%) COM
12 35 (0.50%) CSS3
13 29 (0.41%) REST
14 28 (0.40%) JSON
15 27 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 27 (0.39%) WPF
16 25 (0.36%) WinForms
17 24 (0.34%) Software Packaging
18 22 (0.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 889 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
2 350 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 293 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 237 (3.39%) Blackberry
5 232 (3.32%) Data Centre
6 220 (3.15%) Driving Licence
7 172 (2.46%) User Experience
8 163 (2.33%) iPhone
9 104 (1.49%) Smartphone
10 96 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
11 91 (1.30%) Fat Client
11 91 (1.30%) Thin Client
12 83 (1.19%) iPad
13 78 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
14 77 (1.10%) e-Learning
15 61 (0.87%) Social Media
16 57 (0.81%) Fintech
17 56 (0.80%) Mobile App
18 55 (0.79%) Hedge funds
19 52 (0.74%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3,590 (51.33%) Windows
2 1,559 (22.29%) Windows 7
3 1,301 (18.60%) Windows Server
4 1,102 (15.76%) Windows 10
5 724 (10.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 686 (9.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 441 (6.31%) Windows 8
8 301 (4.30%) Linux
9 227 (3.25%) Mac OS X
10 225 (3.22%) Windows XP
11 219 (3.13%) Android
12 184 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 157 (2.24%) Apple iOS
14 119 (1.70%) Unix
15 75 (1.07%) Mac OS
16 52 (0.74%) Windows Phone
17 44 (0.63%) Windows Vista
18 26 (0.37%) CentOS
18 26 (0.37%) Solaris
19 18 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,530 (21.88%) ITIL
2 854 (12.21%) Project Management
3 626 (8.95%) Agile Software Development
4 490 (7.01%) Service Delivery
5 434 (6.21%) CRM
6 433 (6.19%) Time Management
7 400 (5.72%) Service Management
8 390 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
9 363 (5.19%) PRINCE2
10 323 (4.62%) Change Management
11 322 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 302 (4.32%) Business Analysis
13 277 (3.96%) Incident Management
14 258 (3.69%) Problem Management
15 252 (3.60%) Analytics
16 220 (3.15%) Continuous Improvement
17 213 (3.05%) SDLC
18 207 (2.96%) ITSM
19 191 (2.73%) Asset Management
19 191 (2.73%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 991 (14.17%) SQL
2 312 (4.46%) C#
3 248 (3.55%) PowerShell
4 226 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 147 (2.10%) Java
6 145 (2.07%) VBA
7 134 (1.92%) T-SQL
8 124 (1.77%) C
9 101 (1.44%) VB.NET
10 94 (1.34%) VB
11 80 (1.14%) Python
12 58 (0.83%) VBScript
13 51 (0.73%) Shell Script
14 44 (0.63%) PHP
15 43 (0.61%) C++
16 38 (0.54%) PL/SQL
17 36 (0.51%) R
18 32 (0.46%) Perl
19 25 (0.36%) Bash Shell
20 17 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 958 (13.70%) Degree
2 623 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 374 (5.35%) MCSE
4 349 (4.99%) Security Cleared
5 224 (3.20%) MCP
5 224 (3.20%) MCSA
6 181 (2.59%) SC Cleared
7 156 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
8 155 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
9 149 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 117 (1.67%) CCNA
11 92 (1.32%) DV Cleared
12 73 (1.04%) ISTQB
13 70 (1.00%) PMI Certification
14 68 (0.97%) MCITP
15 67 (0.96%) ISEB
16 65 (0.93%) PMP
17 62 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 60 (0.86%) A+ Certification
18 60 (0.86%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 681 (9.74%) SLA
2 233 (3.33%) PMO
3 214 (3.06%) QA
4 81 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 79 (1.13%) GDPR
6 72 (1.03%) Data Quality
7 38 (0.54%) PCI DSS
8 23 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 15 (0.21%) SEPA
10 14 (0.20%) ISO 14001
11 13 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
12 12 (0.17%) COBIT
12 12 (0.17%) GAMP
12 12 (0.17%) P3O
13 11 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 10 (0.14%) ISO 22301
14 10 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 7 (0.10%) GxP
16 4 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 4 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2,402 (34.34%) Active Directory
2 520 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 469 (6.71%) Hyper-V
4 217 (3.10%) XenApp
5 160 (2.29%) XenDesktop
6 111 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
7 106 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 95 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
9 71 (1.02%) vSphere
10 69 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
11 49 (0.70%) BitLocker
12 42 (0.60%) Terminal Services
12 42 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
13 26 (0.37%) XenServer
14 21 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
15 20 (0.29%) Firmware
16 17 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 12 (0.17%) Terminal Server
18 11 (0.16%) KVM
19 9 (0.13%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 458 (6.55%) SCCM
2 103 (1.47%) WSUS
3 99 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
4 88 (1.26%) Backup Exec
5 73 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 73 (1.04%) SCOrch
6 63 (0.90%) SCOM
6 63 (0.90%) SCVMM
7 53 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 48 (0.69%) AirWatch
9 44 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 32 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
10 32 (0.46%) vCenter Server
11 31 (0.44%) SCDPM
12 29 (0.41%) SCSM
13 27 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 22 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
15 19 (0.27%) ServiceCenter
16 15 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
16 15 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4,822 (68.94%) Microsoft
2 879 (12.57%) VMware
3 779 (11.14%) Citrix
4 506 (7.23%) Cisco
5 382 (5.46%) Apple
6 285 (4.07%) HP
7 276 (3.95%) Oracle
8 202 (2.89%) iManage
9 167 (2.39%) Adobe
9 167 (2.39%) SAP
10 159 (2.27%) Dell
11 141 (2.02%) Google
12 112 (1.60%) ServiceNow
13 110 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
14 105 (1.50%) Symantec
15 104 (1.49%) Ivanti
16 99 (1.42%) Avaya
17 92 (1.32%) Remedy
18 89 (1.27%) Veeam
19 86 (1.23%) McAfee