Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 72 72
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 6,102 6,979 7,087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.08% 3.98% 4.03%
As % of the Applications category 47.46% 47.06% 46.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4,818 5,743 5,972
UK median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,750 £20,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,500 £29,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year +8.62% - -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 12,858 14,831 15,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.60% 8.47% 8.59%
Number of salaries quoted 9,597 11,765 12,312
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 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 +7 5,747 £35,000 +7.69% 1,149
UK excluding London +3 3,553 £31,500 +8.62% 916
London +5 2,426 £38,500 +2.67% 313
South East -1 1,216 £32,500 +8.33% 230
North of England +5 687 £28,500 +1.79% 221
Midlands +20 627 £31,000 +6.90% 155
West Midlands +23 436 £31,000 +5.98% 95
East of England +12 436 £32,500 +14.04% 103
South West -11 372 £34,750 +33.65% 127
North West +10 367 £32,500 +16.07% 115
Yorkshire +4 266 £25,125 -16.25% 87
East Midlands +7 190 £32,500 +14.04% 59
Scotland +19 161 £29,000 -18.02% 46
Wales -16 56 £33,500 +11.67% 24
North East -15 54 £25,000 -11.11% 19
Channel Islands +7 19 £35,000 +7.69%
Northern Ireland -32 8 £37,500 +44.23% 10
Isle of Man - 7 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 4,081 (66.88%) Microsoft
2 2,981 (48.85%) Windows
3 2,193 (35.94%) Active Directory
4 1,651 (27.06%) Office 365
5 1,337 (21.91%) Microsoft Excel
6 1,297 (21.26%) ITIL
7 1,209 (19.81%) Finance
8 1,200 (19.67%) Windows 7
9 1,186 (19.44%) Windows 10
9 1,186 (19.44%) Windows Server
10 1,067 (17.49%) Problem-Solving
11 998 (16.36%) SQL
12 830 (13.60%) Project Management
13 790 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
14 769 (12.60%) MS Exchange
15 765 (12.54%) VMware
16 761 (12.47%) Degree
17 722 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
18 707 (11.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 674 (11.05%) SharePoint
20 654 (10.72%) Microsoft Azure
21 590 (9.67%) SQL Server
22 568 (9.31%) SLA
23 563 (9.23%) Citrix
24 553 (9.06%) Windows Server 2008
25 538 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
26 525 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
27 515 (8.44%) Firewall
28 513 (8.41%) MS Visio
29 484 (7.93%) DNS

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
1 769 (12.60%) MS Exchange
2 674 (11.05%) SharePoint
3 221 (3.62%) Skype for Business
4 214 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 117 (1.92%) Confluence
6 108 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 102 (1.67%) IIS
8 71 (1.16%) CMS
9 63 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
10 46 (0.75%) IBM Notes
11 36 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
12 35 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
13 27 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 27 (0.44%) SAS
14 26 (0.43%) Apache
15 24 (0.39%) WordPress
16 21 (0.34%) Tomcat
17 18 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
18 16 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
19 9 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1,337 (21.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 707 (11.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 513 (8.41%) MS Visio
4 312 (5.11%) Microsoft Project
5 63 (1.03%) Photoshop
6 55 (0.90%) AutoCAD
7 53 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
8 35 (0.57%) Acrobat
9 19 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 15 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
11 11 (0.18%) InDesign
12 10 (0.16%) FrameMaker
13 7 (0.11%) UXPin
14 6 (0.098%) Camtasia
14 6 (0.098%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.098%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.098%) Revit
15 5 (0.082%) Adobe Premiere
15 5 (0.082%) InVision
15 5 (0.082%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 89 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 25 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 23 (0.38%) Carpe Diem
5 15 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 15 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
6 13 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 12 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
9 10 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 10 (0.16%) Sage X3
10 9 (0.15%) assyst
10 9 (0.15%) Oracle Manufacturing
10 9 (0.15%) Primavera
11 8 (0.13%) Elite 3E
11 8 (0.13%) Sage 200
12 7 (0.11%) NetSuite
12 7 (0.11%) Sage CRM
12 7 (0.11%) Workday HCM
13 6 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,651 (27.06%) Office 365
2 654 (10.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 247 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
4 162 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 114 (1.87%) SaaS
6 90 (1.47%) Mimecast
7 89 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 62 (1.02%) G Suite
9 53 (0.87%) PaaS
10 47 (0.77%) OneDrive
11 46 (0.75%) IaaS
12 41 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
13 28 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
14 24 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
15 22 (0.36%) Serverless
16 21 (0.34%) Amazon S3
16 21 (0.34%) GitHub
17 20 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
17 20 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
17 20 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 515 (8.44%) Firewall
2 484 (7.93%) DNS
3 482 (7.90%) DHCP
4 453 (7.42%) TCP/IP
5 347 (5.69%) VPN
6 331 (5.42%) LAN
6 331 (5.42%) WAN
7 273 (4.47%) VoIP
8 222 (3.64%) Skype
9 217 (3.56%) Internet
10 216 (3.54%) SAN
11 163 (2.67%) Wireless
12 156 (2.56%) VLAN
13 102 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
14 98 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
15 94 (1.54%) Network Security
16 81 (1.33%) Intranet
17 65 (1.07%) PBX
18 58 (0.95%) Unified Communications
19 54 (0.88%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 590 (9.67%) SQL Server
2 145 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 108 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 99 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
5 95 (1.56%) Power BI
6 91 (1.49%) Relational Database
7 87 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 83 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 58 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 44 (0.72%) Big Data
11 41 (0.67%) QlikView
12 40 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
13 31 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
14 30 (0.49%) MySQL
14 30 (0.49%) Oracle Database
15 29 (0.48%) Blockchain
15 29 (0.48%) Hadoop
16 28 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
17 27 (0.44%) RDBMS
18 25 (0.41%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 250 (4.10%) JIRA
2 113 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 46 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 34 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (0.43%) Selenium
6 22 (0.36%) Hudson
7 19 (0.31%) Jenkins
7 19 (0.31%) Subversion
8 15 (0.25%) FrontPage
8 15 (0.25%) Maven
8 15 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 14 (0.23%) MSI
10 13 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
11 12 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
11 12 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
12 11 (0.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 10 (0.16%) AdminStudio
14 9 (0.15%) Redmine
15 8 (0.13%) Axure RP
15 8 (0.13%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,209 (19.81%) Finance
2 324 (5.31%) Banking
3 317 (5.20%) Telecoms
4 314 (5.15%) Legal
5 273 (4.47%) Law
6 234 (3.83%) Retail
7 206 (3.38%) Marketing
8 103 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 91 (1.49%) Advertising
10 75 (1.23%) Publishing
11 71 (1.16%) Back Office
11 71 (1.16%) Billing
12 68 (1.11%) Financial Institution
13 55 (0.90%) Electronics
14 51 (0.84%) Investment Banking
15 44 (0.72%) French Language
15 44 (0.72%) Front Office
16 35 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
17 28 (0.46%) Retail Banking
18 26 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,908 (31.27%) Analyst
2 740 (12.13%) Support Engineer
3 723 (11.85%) IT Support
4 644 (10.55%) Support Analyst
5 514 (8.42%) Service Analyst
6 443 (7.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 437 (7.16%) IT Analyst
8 381 (6.24%) 2nd Line Support
8 381 (6.24%) IT Engineer
9 344 (5.64%) Desktop Support
10 294 (4.82%) Developer
10 294 (4.82%) Project Manager
11 292 (4.79%) IT Support Engineer
12 263 (4.31%) Business Analyst
13 260 (4.26%) IT Support Analyst
14 223 (3.65%) 1st Line Support
15 218 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
16 206 (3.38%) Consultant
17 188 (3.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 182 (2.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (4.77%) .NET
2 265 (4.34%) HTML
3 165 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 160 (2.62%) CSS
5 116 (1.90%) XML
6 96 (1.57%) .NET Framework
7 95 (1.56%) Web Services
8 80 (1.31%) jQuery
9 64 (1.05%) HTML5
10 51 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
11 45 (0.74%) JSON
12 34 (0.56%) SOAP
13 29 (0.48%) AngularJS
13 29 (0.48%) COM
14 28 (0.46%) Entity Framework
15 27 (0.44%) WCF
16 26 (0.43%) Software Packaging
17 25 (0.41%) OOXML
18 24 (0.39%) REST
19 17 (0.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 790 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
2 425 (6.96%) Self-Motivation
3 347 (5.69%) Management Information System
4 264 (4.33%) Data Centre
5 183 (3.00%) Driving Licence
6 148 (2.43%) Video Conferencing
7 125 (2.05%) iPhone
8 119 (1.95%) User Experience
9 117 (1.92%) Fintech
10 108 (1.77%) Hedge funds
11 102 (1.67%) Fat Client
11 102 (1.67%) Thin Client
12 93 (1.52%) Blackberry
13 88 (1.44%) iPad
14 83 (1.36%) Smartphone
15 81 (1.33%) e-Learning
16 61 (1.00%) Social Media
17 49 (0.80%) Replication
18 45 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
19 43 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2,981 (48.85%) Windows
2 1,200 (19.67%) Windows 7
3 1,186 (19.44%) Windows 10
3 1,186 (19.44%) Windows Server
4 553 (9.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 525 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 289 (4.74%) Linux
7 269 (4.41%) Windows 8
8 168 (2.75%) Apple iOS
9 153 (2.51%) Android
10 117 (1.92%) Mac OS X
11 116 (1.90%) Windows XP
12 100 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 80 (1.31%) Mac OS
14 74 (1.21%) Unix
15 32 (0.52%) CentOS
16 28 (0.46%) Windows 2000
17 23 (0.38%) Ubuntu
18 21 (0.34%) Windows Vista
19 20 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,297 (21.26%) ITIL
2 1,067 (17.49%) Problem-Solving
3 830 (13.60%) Project Management
4 722 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
5 365 (5.98%) CRM
6 360 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 360 (5.90%) Time Management
7 355 (5.82%) Service Delivery
8 336 (5.51%) Service Management
9 328 (5.38%) PRINCE2
10 284 (4.65%) Incident Management
11 280 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
12 278 (4.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 258 (4.23%) Change Management
14 244 (4.00%) Business Analysis
15 240 (3.93%) Migration
16 230 (3.77%) Computer Science
17 228 (3.74%) Decision-Making
18 220 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 218 (3.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 998 (16.36%) SQL
2 376 (6.16%) PowerShell
3 260 (4.26%) C#
4 207 (3.39%) JavaScript
5 169 (2.77%) Python
6 153 (2.51%) C
7 138 (2.26%) Java
8 125 (2.05%) VBA
9 109 (1.79%) T-SQL
10 84 (1.38%) VB
11 63 (1.03%) Perl
12 61 (1.00%) VBScript
13 59 (0.97%) PL/SQL
14 55 (0.90%) VB.NET
15 38 (0.62%) Shell Script
16 34 (0.56%) Scala
17 28 (0.46%) PHP
18 26 (0.43%) Bash Shell
18 26 (0.43%) C++
18 26 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 761 (12.47%) Degree
2 437 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 281 (4.61%) MCSE
4 259 (4.24%) Security Cleared
5 170 (2.79%) MCSA
6 157 (2.57%) SC Cleared
7 142 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
8 139 (2.28%) MCP
9 132 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
10 124 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
11 119 (1.95%) CCNA
12 94 (1.54%) A+ Certification
13 62 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 61 (1.00%) ISEB
14 61 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 59 (0.97%) DV Cleared
16 56 (0.92%) PMI Certification
17 55 (0.90%) MOS
18 50 (0.82%) ISTQB
18 50 (0.82%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 568 (9.31%) SLA
2 222 (3.64%) PMO
3 172 (2.82%) QA
4 144 (2.36%) GDPR
5 63 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 61 (1.00%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.16%) GAMP
10 10 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.13%) PMBOK
12 7 (0.11%) COBIT
12 7 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (0.098%) ISO 22301
14 5 (0.082%) Def Stans
14 5 (0.082%) ISO 14001
14 5 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 15288
15 4 (0.066%) IEC 61508
16 3 (0.049%) P3O
System Software
1 2,193 (35.94%) Active Directory
2 538 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 300 (4.92%) Hyper-V
4 104 (1.70%) XenApp
5 100 (1.64%) vSphere
6 89 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
7 57 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
8 53 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
9 51 (0.84%) XenDesktop
10 47 (0.77%) Terminal Server
11 44 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
12 40 (0.66%) BitLocker
12 40 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
13 34 (0.56%) Terminal Services
14 25 (0.41%) Firmware
15 24 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
16 21 (0.34%) XenServer
17 16 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 10 (0.16%) DFS Replication
19 9 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 446 (7.31%) SCCM
2 120 (1.97%) WSUS
3 81 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 60 (0.98%) Backup Exec
5 57 (0.93%) SCOM
6 54 (0.88%) AirWatch
7 43 (0.70%) SCVMM
8 34 (0.56%) Ansible
9 33 (0.54%) SCOrch
10 32 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 29 (0.48%) vCenter Server
12 27 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
13 26 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
14 24 (0.39%) Salt
15 20 (0.33%) SCSM
16 18 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
17 17 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
18 16 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 15 (0.25%) SCDPM
20 14 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4,081 (66.88%) Microsoft
2 765 (12.54%) VMware
3 563 (9.23%) Citrix
4 382 (6.26%) Cisco
5 236 (3.87%) HP
6 229 (3.75%) Apple
7 209 (3.43%) Oracle
8 207 (3.39%) Adobe
9 193 (3.16%) Google
10 157 (2.57%) SAP
11 138 (2.26%) iManage
12 131 (2.15%) ServiceNow
13 116 (1.90%) Avaya
14 111 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
15 96 (1.57%) Dell
16 92 (1.51%) Remedy
17 91 (1.49%) NetApp
18 68 (1.11%) Sophos
19 65 (1.07%) IBM
19 65 (1.07%) Veeam