Period
to 29 January 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 29 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 70 71
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 4,947 6,181 6,936
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.95% 4.07% 4.00%
As % of the Applications category 50.01% 47.10% 46.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4,029 4,849 5,710
UK median annual salary £33,000 £34,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +6.15% -
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £63,750 £58,775
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £31,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% +6.90% -

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 9,892 13,123 14,910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.89% 8.63% 8.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7,840 9,791 11,797
UK median annual salary £38,625 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.44% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £64,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £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 29 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Top 16 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 29 January 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 -4 4,582 £32,922 -5.94% 1,173
UK excluding London -1 2,906 £30,000 -3.23% 996
London -8 1,872 £37,500 -2.60% 257
South East +1 1,013 £32,500 - 274
North of England +25 683 £28,000 +1.82% 237
Midlands -14 459 £28,000 -9.68% 156
North West +20 361 £30,000 -7.69% 139
West Midlands -14 312 £29,500 -4.84% 91
South West +1 299 £27,500 -15.38% 116
Yorkshire +15 264 £28,000 +12.00% 75
East of England -8 255 £29,000 -10.77% 133
East Midlands +5 145 £26,530 -16.44% 64
Scotland +2 115 £32,000 +6.67% 47
Wales +14 78 £33,500 +3.08% 26
North East +22 59 £26,500 +17.78% 23
Northern Ireland +17 12 £31,250 -41.86% 7

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3,500 (70.75%) Microsoft
2 2,511 (50.76%) Windows
3 1,868 (37.76%) Office 365
4 1,780 (35.98%) Active Directory
5 1,142 (23.08%) Windows 10
6 1,105 (22.34%) Microsoft Excel
7 952 (19.24%) ITIL
8 914 (18.48%) Finance
9 878 (17.75%) Windows Server
10 852 (17.22%) Problem-Solving
11 833 (16.84%) Windows 7
12 765 (15.46%) SQL
13 706 (14.27%) Azure
14 614 (12.41%) VMware
15 611 (12.35%) MS Exchange
16 579 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
17 559 (11.30%) Degree
18 555 (11.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 533 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
20 530 (10.71%) SLA
21 520 (10.51%) SharePoint
22 519 (10.49%) Project Management
23 480 (9.70%) SQL Server
24 453 (9.16%) DNS
25 440 (8.89%) LAN
26 437 (8.83%) Citrix
27 435 (8.79%) SCCM
28 431 (8.71%) Windows Server 2012
29 428 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
30 424 (8.57%) TCP/IP

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
1 611 (12.35%) MS Exchange
2 520 (10.51%) SharePoint
3 232 (4.69%) Skype for Business
4 173 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 134 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 97 (1.96%) IIS
7 75 (1.52%) Confluence
8 65 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 37 (0.75%) CMS
10 21 (0.42%) WordPress
11 20 (0.40%) IBM Notes
11 20 (0.40%) SAS
12 17 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
13 14 (0.28%) Smallworld
14 12 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
15 11 (0.22%) Apache
15 11 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.22%) Umbraco
16 10 (0.20%) EPiServer
17 7 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1,105 (22.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 555 (11.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 335 (6.77%) MS Visio
4 177 (3.58%) Microsoft Project
5 55 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
6 44 (0.89%) AutoCAD
7 35 (0.71%) Acrobat
8 27 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 16 (0.32%) Photoshop
10 10 (0.20%) NASTRAN
10 10 (0.20%) Siemens NX
11 6 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.12%) InVision
12 5 (0.10%) Sketch
12 5 (0.10%) Stata
13 4 (0.081%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.081%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.081%) Revit
13 4 (0.081%) SPSS
14 3 (0.061%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 85 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
3 28 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.46%) Elite 3E
5 19 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 18 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
7 10 (0.20%) GoldMine
7 10 (0.20%) Teamcenter
8 9 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
8 9 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 9 (0.18%) SAP BPC
9 8 (0.16%) Carpe Diem
9 8 (0.16%) FastStats
10 7 (0.14%) NetSuite
10 7 (0.14%) Veritas eDiscovery
11 6 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (0.12%) SAP R/3
11 6 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 5 (0.10%) assyst
12 5 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1,868 (37.76%) Office 365
2 706 (14.27%) Azure
3 187 (3.78%) AWS
4 157 (3.17%) Power Platform
5 138 (2.79%) SaaS
6 95 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 94 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
8 89 (1.80%) OneDrive
9 59 (1.19%) Mimecast
10 52 (1.05%) IaaS
11 46 (0.93%) PaaS
12 37 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
12 37 (0.75%) PowerApps
13 31 (0.63%) Google Analytics
14 24 (0.49%) G Suite
15 19 (0.38%) Google Docs
16 17 (0.34%) BrowserStack
16 17 (0.34%) Microsoft Flow
17 13 (0.26%) ShareGate
18 11 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 453 (9.16%) DNS
2 440 (8.89%) LAN
3 424 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 403 (8.15%) DHCP
5 378 (7.64%) WAN
6 345 (6.97%) Firewall
7 285 (5.76%) VPN
8 243 (4.91%) Skype
9 212 (4.29%) VoIP
10 199 (4.02%) Internet
11 183 (3.70%) Wireless
12 127 (2.57%) VLAN
13 94 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
13 94 (1.90%) SAN
14 83 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
15 72 (1.46%) Intranet
16 66 (1.33%) Broadband
17 55 (1.11%) Network Security
18 50 (1.01%) IP Telephony
18 50 (1.01%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 480 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 134 (2.71%) Power BI
3 74 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 71 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 68 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
7 42 (0.85%) MySQL
8 39 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
9 36 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 35 (0.71%) Relational Database
11 34 (0.69%) MS Access
12 28 (0.57%) Oracle Database
13 27 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
14 26 (0.53%) GIS
15 24 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
16 23 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
17 22 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 20 (0.40%) Big Data
19 17 (0.34%) FileMaker
19 17 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 193 (3.90%) JIRA
2 103 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 62 (1.25%) Selenium
4 56 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (0.81%) Jenkins
6 32 (0.65%) SoapUI
7 31 (0.63%) MSI
8 29 (0.59%) Git (software)
9 22 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 20 (0.40%) SpecFlow
11 19 (0.38%) Subversion
12 15 (0.30%) CMake
12 15 (0.30%) Eclipse
13 12 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
14 11 (0.22%) GitLab
14 11 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (0.20%) TeamCity
16 9 (0.18%) NUnit
17 8 (0.16%) Balsamiq
18 7 (0.14%) GCC
General
1 914 (18.48%) Finance
2 275 (5.56%) Legal
3 235 (4.75%) Marketing
4 210 (4.24%) Law
5 190 (3.84%) Telecoms
6 162 (3.27%) Retail
7 156 (3.15%) Banking
8 139 (2.81%) Public Sector
9 102 (2.06%) Manufacturing
10 48 (0.97%) Back Office
11 45 (0.91%) Billing
11 45 (0.91%) Publishing
12 43 (0.87%) Advertising
13 36 (0.73%) Electronics
14 33 (0.67%) French Language
15 30 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 28 (0.57%) Local Government
17 26 (0.53%) Automotive
18 24 (0.49%) Multimedia
19 23 (0.46%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,487 (30.06%) Analyst
2 723 (14.61%) IT Support
3 589 (11.91%) Support Engineer
4 567 (11.46%) Support Analyst
5 414 (8.37%) Service Analyst
6 391 (7.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 356 (7.20%) IT Analyst
8 340 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support
9 301 (6.08%) IT Engineer
10 255 (5.15%) IT Support Analyst
11 249 (5.03%) Desktop Support
12 229 (4.63%) 1st Line Support
13 226 (4.57%) IT Support Engineer
14 207 (4.18%) Business Analyst
15 200 (4.04%) Consultant
16 191 (3.86%) Developer
17 164 (3.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 159 (3.21%) Administrator
19 158 (3.19%) Technical Support
20 156 (3.15%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (4.24%) .NET
2 170 (3.44%) HTML
3 125 (2.53%) CSS
4 79 (1.60%) ASP.NET
5 69 (1.39%) XML
6 60 (1.21%) Web Services
7 40 (0.81%) jQuery
8 37 (0.75%) .NET Framework
9 34 (0.69%) HTML5
10 27 (0.55%) AngularJS
10 27 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (0.55%) COM
11 25 (0.51%) LDAP
12 23 (0.46%) REST
13 20 (0.40%) WSH
14 19 (0.38%) JSON
15 17 (0.34%) J2EE
16 15 (0.30%) Middleware
17 14 (0.28%) KML
18 12 (0.24%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 579 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 305 (6.17%) Self-Motivation
3 302 (6.10%) Management Information System
4 194 (3.92%) Data Centre
5 173 (3.50%) Video Conferencing
6 151 (3.05%) Driving Licence
7 105 (2.12%) Smartphone
8 103 (2.08%) User Experience
9 98 (1.98%) iPhone
10 77 (1.56%) Blackberry
11 55 (1.11%) iPad
12 46 (0.93%) Client/Server
12 46 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
12 46 (0.93%) Replication
13 44 (0.89%) Mobile App
14 42 (0.85%) Virtual Team
15 38 (0.77%) Hedge funds
16 36 (0.73%) CMDB
17 33 (0.67%) e-Learning
18 26 (0.53%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2,511 (50.76%) Windows
2 1,142 (23.08%) Windows 10
3 878 (17.75%) Windows Server
4 833 (16.84%) Windows 7
5 431 (8.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 265 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 234 (4.73%) Linux
8 202 (4.08%) Windows 8
9 180 (3.64%) Android
10 179 (3.62%) Apple iOS
11 87 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 83 (1.68%) Mac OS X
13 73 (1.48%) Mac OS
14 66 (1.33%) Windows XP
15 51 (1.03%) Unix
16 29 (0.59%) CentOS
16 29 (0.59%) Windows Vista
17 27 (0.55%) Windows 2000
18 11 (0.22%) Ubuntu
19 8 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 952 (19.24%) ITIL
2 852 (17.22%) Problem-Solving
3 533 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
4 519 (10.49%) Project Management
5 335 (6.77%) Change Management
6 278 (5.62%) Service Management
7 257 (5.20%) CRM
8 251 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 242 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
9 242 (4.89%) Project Delivery
10 240 (4.85%) Mentoring
11 239 (4.83%) Service Delivery
12 232 (4.69%) Migration
13 223 (4.51%) Time Management
14 219 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 206 (4.16%) Business Analysis
16 203 (4.10%) PRINCE2
17 199 (4.02%) ITSM
18 197 (3.98%) Incident Management
19 188 (3.80%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 765 (15.46%) SQL
2 293 (5.92%) PowerShell
3 168 (3.40%) C#
4 143 (2.89%) JavaScript
5 130 (2.63%) C
6 120 (2.43%) Python
7 106 (2.14%) Java
8 95 (1.92%) VBA
9 94 (1.90%) VB
10 55 (1.11%) T-SQL
11 50 (1.01%) PHP
12 46 (0.93%) VBScript
13 40 (0.81%) R
13 40 (0.81%) VB.NET
14 36 (0.73%) C++
15 33 (0.67%) PL/SQL
16 30 (0.61%) Bash Shell
17 17 (0.34%) Shell Script
18 12 (0.24%) Perl
19 8 (0.16%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 559 (11.30%) Degree
2 380 (7.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 184 (3.72%) Security Cleared
4 163 (3.29%) MCSA
5 145 (2.93%) MCSE
6 113 (2.28%) A+ Certification
7 108 (2.18%) SC Cleared
8 107 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
9 104 (2.10%) MCP
10 92 (1.86%) CCNA
11 88 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
12 65 (1.31%) ISEB
13 57 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 55 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
15 49 (0.99%) DBS Check
16 43 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 41 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 39 (0.79%) ISTQB
18 39 (0.79%) MCITP
19 36 (0.73%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 530 (10.71%) SLA
2 98 (1.98%) PMO
3 76 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (1.54%) QA
4 52 (1.05%) GDPR
5 41 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 30 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 11 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.16%) NIST
9 7 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.14%) P3O
10 5 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.081%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.081%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.061%) BS7799
12 3 (0.061%) GAMP
12 3 (0.061%) GxP
12 3 (0.061%) NCSC
12 3 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,780 (35.98%) Active Directory
2 428 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 266 (5.38%) Hyper-V
4 144 (2.91%) vSphere
5 81 (1.64%) XenApp
6 64 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 60 (1.21%) XenDesktop
8 48 (0.97%) Terminal Services
9 36 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
10 35 (0.71%) Firmware
11 33 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
12 29 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
13 17 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 17 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
14 16 (0.32%) Terminal Server
15 13 (0.26%) BitLocker
16 8 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 7 (0.14%) NFS
18 6 (0.12%) Docker
18 6 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 435 (8.79%) SCCM
2 121 (2.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 62 (1.25%) WSUS
4 60 (1.21%) Backup Exec
5 55 (1.11%) SCOM
6 46 (0.93%) vCenter Server
7 33 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
8 28 (0.57%) AirWatch
9 19 (0.38%) HP ALM
10 17 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
11 15 (0.30%) EnCase
11 15 (0.30%) FTK
12 14 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
12 14 (0.28%) PowerCLI
13 13 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
13 13 (0.26%) NetBackup
13 13 (0.26%) SCSM
13 13 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 12 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
15 11 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3,500 (70.75%) Microsoft
2 614 (12.41%) VMware
3 437 (8.83%) Citrix
4 328 (6.63%) Cisco
5 234 (4.73%) Apple
6 216 (4.37%) HP
7 155 (3.13%) ServiceNow
8 150 (3.03%) Oracle
9 140 (2.83%) Adobe
10 132 (2.67%) Google
11 124 (2.51%) Veeam
12 101 (2.04%) iManage
13 100 (2.02%) Dell
14 99 (2.00%) SAP
15 98 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
16 87 (1.76%) Symantec
17 83 (1.68%) Avaya
18 54 (1.09%) Remedy
18 54 (1.09%) Sophos
19 49 (0.99%) Polycom