Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 105 95 70
Rank change year-on-year -10 -25 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,585 2,270 5,891
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.17% 3.21% 4.07%
As % of the Applications category 42.97% 46.38% 49.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,425 1,821 4,689
10th Percentile £22,590 £23,000 £21,250
25th Percentile £27,000 £27,750 £25,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,810 £38,000 £33,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +13.43% +3.08%
75th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -2.86% +16.67% -

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 8,343 4,894 11,868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.37% 6.91% 8.21%
Number of salaries quoted 5,277 3,818 9,267
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% +2.67%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,810 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.16% +7.14% -

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021. 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 -7 3,146 £40,000 +3.53% 985
UK excluding London +11 2,316 £34,000 -2.86% 840
London -44 1,027 £47,500 +5.56% 205
North of England +17 581 £35,000 -4.11% 224
South East -10 569 £35,000 -4.11% 178
Work from Home -23 507 £43,500 -3.33% 124
Midlands +28 418 £32,500 +3.17% 154
North West +10 314 £40,000 -5.88% 117
South West +12 294 £29,000 -8.66% 109
West Midlands +26 244 £35,000 +7.69% 81
Yorkshire 0 212 £32,000 +6.67% 77
East of England +2 197 £40,000 +25.00% 107
East Midlands +13 173 £32,500 +12.07% 72
Scotland -13 145 £34,000 -15.00% 38
Wales +16 83 £32,500 -3.70% 25
North East +13 55 £32,000 -12.33% 30
Northern Ireland +3 46 £29,500 +31.11% 6

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 2,565 (71.55%) Microsoft
2 1,565 (43.65%) Social Skills
3 1,274 (35.54%) Windows
4 1,163 (32.44%) Microsoft 365
5 921 (25.69%) Active Directory
6 888 (24.77%) Microsoft Excel
7 797 (22.23%) Problem-Solving
8 735 (20.50%) Finance
9 672 (18.74%) Analytical Skills
10 611 (17.04%) Windows 10
11 604 (16.85%) Degree
12 593 (16.54%) Azure
13 591 (16.49%) SQL
14 583 (16.26%) Project Management
15 512 (14.28%) Windows Server
16 472 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
17 460 (12.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 457 (12.75%) ITIL
18 457 (12.75%) SharePoint
19 353 (9.85%) Service Delivery
20 349 (9.74%) VMware
21 326 (9.09%) Management Information System
22 318 (8.87%) Organisational Skills
23 301 (8.40%) SQL Server
24 297 (8.28%) SLA
25 281 (7.84%) Firewall
26 280 (7.81%) Retail
27 270 (7.53%) Windows 7
27 270 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
28 269 (7.50%) Line Management

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
1 457 (12.75%) SharePoint
2 224 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 102 (2.85%) Confluence
4 59 (1.65%) Skype for Business
5 56 (1.56%) IIS
6 46 (1.28%) CMS
7 34 (0.95%) SAS
8 30 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
9 25 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
10 20 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
11 15 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
11 15 (0.42%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (0.31%) Drupal
14 10 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.25%) Joomla!
16 8 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
16 8 (0.22%) MTS
16 8 (0.22%) WordPress
17 7 (0.20%) nginx
Applications
1 888 (24.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 460 (12.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 228 (6.36%) MS Visio
4 173 (4.83%) Microsoft Project
5 42 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 33 (0.92%) AutoCAD
7 27 (0.75%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 14 (0.39%) InDesign
10 13 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.25%) Acrobat
12 8 (0.22%) InVision
12 8 (0.22%) Simulink
13 7 (0.20%) Solid Edge
14 6 (0.17%) Camtasia
14 6 (0.17%) Siemens NX
15 5 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
15 5 (0.14%) InfoPath
16 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
16 4 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 49 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
3 22 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
3 22 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
3 22 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
3 22 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
4 18 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
5 17 (0.47%) NetSuite
6 15 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
7 13 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
7 13 (0.36%) Sage 200
8 11 (0.31%) Maximo
8 11 (0.31%) Oracle Clinical
9 10 (0.28%) Magento
9 10 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
10 8 (0.22%) C-CURE
10 8 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 8 (0.22%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1,163 (32.44%) Microsoft 365
2 593 (16.54%) Azure
3 230 (6.42%) Power Platform
4 194 (5.41%) AWS
5 192 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 99 (2.76%) SaaS
7 95 (2.65%) OneDrive
8 80 (2.23%) Dynamics 365
9 57 (1.59%) PaaS
10 55 (1.53%) IaaS
11 44 (1.23%) Google Workspace
12 39 (1.09%) PowerApps
13 37 (1.03%) GCP
13 37 (1.03%) Mimecast
14 32 (0.89%) Smartsheet
15 30 (0.84%) Power Automate
16 20 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
16 20 (0.56%) Google Analytics
17 14 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 14 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 281 (7.84%) Firewall
2 249 (6.95%) DNS
3 217 (6.05%) DHCP
4 213 (5.94%) TCP/IP
5 201 (5.61%) WAN
6 192 (5.36%) LAN
6 192 (5.36%) VPN
7 114 (3.18%) VoIP
7 114 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
8 104 (2.90%) Wireless
9 92 (2.57%) Internet
10 84 (2.34%) VLAN
11 81 (2.26%) Skype
12 70 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
13 69 (1.92%) SAN
14 47 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
15 35 (0.98%) NAS
16 29 (0.81%) Intranet
17 28 (0.78%) WebEx
18 27 (0.75%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 191 (5.33%) Power BI
3 89 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 74 (2.06%) Tableau
5 71 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 63 (1.76%) Relational Database
7 51 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 44 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
10 35 (0.98%) MySQL
11 32 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 31 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
13 25 (0.70%) Big Data
13 25 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
14 23 (0.64%) GIS
14 23 (0.64%) RDBMS
15 21 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
16 19 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
16 19 (0.53%) MS Access
17 18 (0.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 197 (5.50%) JIRA
2 51 (1.42%) Git (software)
3 47 (1.31%) Visual Studio
4 27 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
4 27 (0.75%) Selenium
5 25 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 22 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
7 19 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (0.50%) Artifactory
8 18 (0.50%) Gradle
8 18 (0.50%) Jenkins
8 18 (0.50%) Maven
8 18 (0.50%) Mocha
9 15 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
10 13 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 10 (0.28%) JUnit
11 10 (0.28%) Mockito
12 8 (0.22%) HP UFT
13 7 (0.20%) Snyk
14 6 (0.17%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1,565 (43.65%) Social Skills
2 735 (20.50%) Finance
3 672 (18.74%) Analytical Skills
4 318 (8.87%) Organisational Skills
5 280 (7.81%) Retail
6 213 (5.94%) Marketing
7 179 (4.99%) Legal
8 173 (4.83%) Law
9 163 (4.55%) Presentation Skills
10 155 (4.32%) Telecoms
11 151 (4.21%) Manufacturing
12 127 (3.54%) Banking
13 101 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
14 80 (2.23%) Public Sector
15 73 (2.04%) Influencing Skills
16 64 (1.79%) Automotive
17 46 (1.28%) Advertising
18 45 (1.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 37 (1.03%) Aerospace
20 35 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 901 (25.13%) Analyst
2 384 (10.71%) IT Support
3 241 (6.72%) Support Engineer
4 240 (6.69%) Support Analyst
5 213 (5.94%) Project Manager
6 190 (5.30%) IT Analyst
7 174 (4.85%) Service Analyst
8 172 (4.80%) IT Engineer
9 159 (4.44%) Business Analyst
10 155 (4.32%) Developer
11 149 (4.16%) Service Desk Analyst
12 130 (3.63%) Support Technician
13 127 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
14 126 (3.51%) Administrator
15 124 (3.46%) IT Support Analyst
16 115 (3.21%) Consultant
17 103 (2.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 103 (2.87%) IT Manager
17 103 (2.87%) IT Support Engineer
18 96 (2.68%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (4.41%) HTML
2 96 (2.68%) CSS
3 88 (2.45%) .NET
4 79 (2.20%) XML
5 62 (1.73%) JSON
6 59 (1.65%) Web Services
7 58 (1.62%) COM
8 49 (1.37%) jQuery
9 33 (0.92%) React
10 30 (0.84%) Ajax
10 30 (0.84%) REST
11 29 (0.81%) ASP.NET
12 28 (0.78%) Node.js
13 25 (0.70%) .NET Framework
14 21 (0.59%) HTML5
14 21 (0.59%) SOAP
15 20 (0.56%) AngularJS
16 19 (0.53%) EDI
17 13 (0.36%) SAML
18 11 (0.31%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 326 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 270 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
3 204 (5.69%) Driving Licence
4 89 (2.48%) User Experience
5 83 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
6 65 (1.81%) Data Centre
7 61 (1.70%) EPoS
8 58 (1.62%) Life Science
9 52 (1.45%) CCTV
10 46 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
11 42 (1.17%) Virtual Team
12 41 (1.14%) Mobile App
13 38 (1.06%) e-Learning
14 36 (1.00%) iPad
14 36 (1.00%) Social Media
15 34 (0.95%) iPhone
16 27 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
17 25 (0.70%) Blackberry
18 23 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
18 23 (0.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,274 (35.54%) Windows
2 611 (17.04%) Windows 10
3 512 (14.28%) Windows Server
4 270 (7.53%) Windows 7
5 201 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 165 (4.60%) Windows Server 2016
7 136 (3.79%) Linux
8 127 (3.54%) Android
9 120 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 115 (3.21%) Windows Server 2019
11 95 (2.65%) Apple iOS
12 88 (2.45%) Windows 8
13 51 (1.42%) Mac OS
14 37 (1.03%) Windows XP
15 36 (1.00%) Mac OS X
16 33 (0.92%) Unix
17 23 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 7 (0.20%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 797 (22.23%) Problem-Solving
2 583 (16.26%) Project Management
3 472 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
4 457 (12.75%) ITIL
5 353 (9.85%) Service Delivery
6 269 (7.50%) Line Management
7 248 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
8 233 (6.50%) Project Delivery
9 220 (6.14%) Time Management
10 218 (6.08%) Continuous Improvement
11 217 (6.05%) Decision-Making
12 204 (5.69%) Information Security
13 200 (5.58%) PRINCE2
14 197 (5.50%) Change Management
15 196 (5.47%) ERP
16 194 (5.41%) Analytics
17 187 (5.22%) DNA
18 185 (5.16%) CRM
19 183 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
20 176 (4.91%) Facilities Management
Programming Languages
1 591 (16.49%) SQL
2 253 (7.06%) PowerShell
3 136 (3.79%) JavaScript
4 129 (3.60%) Python
5 124 (3.46%) C#
6 85 (2.37%) Java
6 85 (2.37%) VBA
7 75 (2.09%) C
8 67 (1.87%) T-SQL
9 55 (1.53%) PL/SQL
10 37 (1.03%) VB
11 23 (0.64%) PHP
12 21 (0.59%) C++
13 18 (0.50%) Java 8
14 15 (0.42%) R
15 14 (0.39%) MATLAB
16 12 (0.33%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.28%) TypeScript
17 10 (0.28%) X++
18 9 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 604 (16.85%) Degree
2 152 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 123 (3.43%) Security Cleared
4 79 (2.20%) MCSE
5 75 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (1.90%) CCNA
7 60 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 57 (1.59%) SC Cleared
9 45 (1.26%) PMI Certification
10 42 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
11 38 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
11 38 (1.06%) MCSA
12 37 (1.03%) PMP
13 29 (0.81%) DBS Check
13 29 (0.81%) MCP
14 28 (0.78%) HNC
15 27 (0.75%) HND
16 25 (0.70%) A+ Certification
17 24 (0.67%) CISSP
18 23 (0.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (8.28%) SLA
2 155 (4.32%) QA
3 111 (3.10%) PMO
4 105 (2.93%) GDPR
5 61 (1.70%) Data Quality
6 54 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (0.64%) GMP
8 22 (0.61%) Good Clinical Practice
9 16 (0.45%) IEC 61508
10 13 (0.36%) NIST
11 11 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.28%) ISO 9001
13 9 (0.25%) P3O
14 6 (0.17%) Accessibility
14 6 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
14 6 (0.17%) Def Stans
14 6 (0.17%) GxP
15 5 (0.14%) MiFID
16 4 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
16 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 921 (25.69%) Active Directory
2 248 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 224 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 55 (1.53%) vSphere
5 39 (1.09%) XenApp
6 35 (0.98%) XenDesktop
7 31 (0.86%) BitLocker
8 24 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
10 19 (0.53%) Docker
11 18 (0.50%) Firmware
12 16 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (0.42%) Terminal Services
14 12 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
15 8 (0.22%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 4 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
18 3 (0.084%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 202 (5.63%) Microsoft Intune
2 158 (4.41%) SCCM
3 58 (1.62%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 46 (1.28%) WSUS
5 32 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
6 28 (0.78%) Jamf Pro
7 24 (0.67%) Kubernetes
8 21 (0.59%) Terraform
9 20 (0.56%) AirWatch
10 17 (0.47%) Backup Exec
10 17 (0.47%) SCOM
11 10 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.20%) SCVMM
13 7 (0.20%) vRealize
14 5 (0.14%) Ansible
14 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 5 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 4 (0.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2,565 (71.55%) Microsoft
2 349 (9.74%) VMware
3 266 (7.42%) Cisco
4 236 (6.58%) Citrix
5 184 (5.13%) Oracle
6 151 (4.21%) Apple
7 142 (3.96%) SAP
8 116 (3.24%) Google
9 87 (2.43%) Veeam
10 80 (2.23%) ServiceNow
11 75 (2.09%) HP
12 71 (1.98%) Adobe
13 67 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
14 54 (1.51%) Remedy
15 52 (1.45%) IBM
16 46 (1.28%) iManage
17 45 (1.26%) Dell
18 42 (1.17%) Sophos
19 37 (1.03%) Meraki
20 36 (1.00%) NetApp