Period
to 12 July 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 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 68 76
Rank change year-on-year -23 +8 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 2,554 6,030 7,057
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.31% 4.09% 3.98%
As % of the Applications category 47.15% 49.83% 46.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,134 4,927 5,754
Median annual salary £38,000 £34,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.14% +6.15% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £31,049 £30,000
% change year-on-year +9.51% +3.50% +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 5,417 12,102 15,233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.02% 8.22% 8.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4,217 9,298 11,877
Median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £24,940 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +4.48%

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 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 -24 2,342 £38,000 +8.57% 231
UK excluding London -17 1,520 £34,000 +9.51% 195
London -27 955 £45,000 +18.42% 47
South East -21 475 £37,500 +17.19% 51
North of England -13 364 £36,500 +25.86% 49
North West -5 206 £42,500 +30.77% 31
Midlands -33 201 £32,200 +3.04% 30
East of England -1 174 £32,000 -1.54% 21
South West -2 169 £31,250 -3.85% 31
Yorkshire +5 133 £32,500 +25.00% 15
Work from Home +13 118 £45,000 +5.88% 18
West Midlands -44 112 £32,500 +4.84% 19
Scotland +27 89 £37,000 +25.42% 8
East Midlands -13 87 £30,000 -6.98% 11
Wales -5 45 £35,000 +7.69% 5
North East -17 25 £27,500 -12.70% 3
Northern Ireland +14 11 £25,000 -28.57%
Isle of Man +3 2 £33,000 -34.00%

For the 6 months to 12 July 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 1,775 (69.50%) Microsoft
2 1,123 (43.97%) Windows
3 873 (34.18%) Office 365
4 783 (30.66%) Active Directory
5 628 (24.59%) Microsoft Excel
6 590 (23.10%) Finance
7 517 (20.24%) Windows 10
8 453 (17.74%) Windows Server
9 434 (16.99%) Problem-Solving
10 429 (16.80%) SQL
11 426 (16.68%) ITIL
12 401 (15.70%) Azure
13 360 (14.10%) Degree
14 333 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
15 326 (12.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 304 (11.90%) VMware
16 304 (11.90%) Windows 7
17 301 (11.79%) Project Management
18 290 (11.35%) SQL Server
19 278 (10.88%) SharePoint
20 254 (9.95%) Agile Software Development
21 244 (9.55%) MS Exchange
22 242 (9.48%) Windows Server 2012
23 230 (9.01%) LAN
23 230 (9.01%) DNS
24 225 (8.81%) Firewall
25 223 (8.73%) SLA
26 219 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
27 214 (8.38%) Cisco
28 213 (8.34%) 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
1 278 (10.88%) SharePoint
2 244 (9.55%) MS Exchange
3 95 (3.72%) Skype for Business
4 82 (3.21%) IIS
5 66 (2.58%) Confluence
5 66 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 62 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.67%) Apache
9 16 (0.63%) CMS
10 10 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (0.39%) SAS
11 9 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.27%) ArcGIS
13 7 (0.27%) Smallworld
14 6 (0.23%) Mendix
15 5 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.20%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 628 (24.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 326 (12.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 173 (6.77%) MS Visio
4 103 (4.03%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (0.90%) Photoshop
6 18 (0.70%) AutoCAD
7 9 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.35%) InVision
7 9 (0.35%) Sketch
8 7 (0.27%) NASTRAN
8 7 (0.27%) Siemens NX
9 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.20%) Zeplin
10 4 (0.16%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.16%) EPLAN
10 4 (0.16%) Revit
10 4 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.078%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 40 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.43%) Elite 3E
4 10 (0.39%) Magento
5 9 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 9 (0.35%) Shopify
6 7 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.27%) Exchequer
6 7 (0.27%) Teamcenter
7 6 (0.23%) FastStats
8 5 (0.20%) assyst
8 5 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.20%) Primavera
8 5 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (0.16%) Maximo
9 4 (0.16%) Sage CRM
9 4 (0.16%) Unica
10 3 (0.12%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 873 (34.18%) Office 365
2 401 (15.70%) Azure
3 125 (4.89%) AWS
4 103 (4.03%) Power Platform
5 91 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 72 (2.82%) SaaS
7 43 (1.68%) IaaS
8 41 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
9 34 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
9 34 (1.33%) OneDrive
10 31 (1.21%) PowerApps
11 30 (1.17%) PaaS
12 28 (1.10%) Mimecast
13 20 (0.78%) G Suite
14 19 (0.74%) GCP
15 13 (0.51%) Google Analytics
15 13 (0.51%) Power Automate
16 10 (0.39%) WhatsApp
17 9 (0.35%) Smartsheet
17 9 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 230 (9.01%) DNS
1 230 (9.01%) LAN
2 225 (8.81%) Firewall
3 213 (8.34%) TCP/IP
4 202 (7.91%) DHCP
5 195 (7.64%) WAN
6 158 (6.19%) VPN
7 152 (5.95%) Internet
8 134 (5.25%) Skype
9 107 (4.19%) VoIP
10 102 (3.99%) Wireless
11 65 (2.55%) VLAN
12 49 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
13 48 (1.88%) MPLS
14 44 (1.72%) Network Security
15 43 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
15 43 (1.68%) SAN
16 41 (1.61%) Broadband
17 34 (1.33%) Intranet
18 31 (1.21%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 82 (3.21%) Power BI
3 60 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 57 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 49 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
6 37 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 34 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
9 24 (0.94%) Relational Database
9 24 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (0.70%) Oracle Database
11 17 (0.67%) MS Access
11 17 (0.67%) MySQL
11 17 (0.67%) Qlik Sense
11 17 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
13 13 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (0.51%) Data Lake
13 13 (0.51%) GIS
13 13 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 103 (4.03%) JIRA
2 44 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 42 (1.64%) Git (software)
4 25 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.43%) Bitbucket
6 9 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.23%) WiX
8 5 (0.20%) Selenium
8 5 (0.20%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.16%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.16%) Bugzilla
9 4 (0.16%) LSMW
9 4 (0.16%) StarTeam
9 4 (0.16%) Subversion
10 3 (0.12%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.12%) LabVIEW
10 3 (0.12%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.12%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.078%) Jenkins
General
1 590 (23.10%) Finance
2 145 (5.68%) Legal
3 140 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 136 (5.32%) Marketing
5 114 (4.46%) Law
6 112 (4.39%) Manufacturing
7 91 (3.56%) Public Sector
8 68 (2.66%) Retail
9 66 (2.58%) Banking
10 53 (2.08%) Advertising
11 33 (1.29%) Electronics
12 29 (1.14%) Back Office
13 26 (1.02%) Local Government
14 19 (0.74%) Games
15 17 (0.67%) Investment Banking
16 16 (0.63%) Billing
17 12 (0.47%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.39%) Front Office
18 10 (0.39%) Japanese Language
19 8 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 720 (28.19%) Analyst
2 296 (11.59%) IT Support
3 283 (11.08%) Support Analyst
4 238 (9.32%) Support Engineer
5 150 (5.87%) 2nd Line Support
6 147 (5.76%) Service Analyst
7 129 (5.05%) IT Analyst
8 128 (5.01%) Service Desk Analyst
9 120 (4.70%) IT Engineer
10 111 (4.35%) Applications Support
11 105 (4.11%) Consultant
12 102 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 102 (3.99%) Project Manager
13 92 (3.60%) Developer
14 90 (3.52%) Desktop Support
15 89 (3.48%) IT Support Engineer
16 88 (3.45%) Business Analyst
17 81 (3.17%) 1st Line Support
18 78 (3.05%) IT Manager
19 72 (2.82%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (3.29%) HTML
2 82 (3.21%) .NET
3 57 (2.23%) CSS
4 44 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 41 (1.61%) XML
6 20 (0.78%) jQuery
7 19 (0.74%) Web Services
8 18 (0.70%) .NET Framework
9 17 (0.67%) ODBC
10 14 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (0.47%) JSON
12 11 (0.43%) Ajax
13 10 (0.39%) COM
13 10 (0.39%) WSH
14 9 (0.35%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 9 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 9 (0.35%) Entity Framework
14 9 (0.35%) Kendo UI
15 8 (0.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 333 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (6.77%) Management Information System
3 138 (5.40%) Self-Motivation
4 102 (3.99%) Data Centre
5 92 (3.60%) Video Conferencing
6 89 (3.48%) Driving Licence
7 53 (2.08%) iPhone
8 49 (1.92%) User Experience
9 44 (1.72%) Virtual Team
10 35 (1.37%) iPad
11 32 (1.25%) Blackberry
12 31 (1.21%) Smartphone
13 27 (1.06%) Client/Server
14 22 (0.86%) PKI
15 20 (0.78%) e-Learning
16 19 (0.74%) Mobile App
16 19 (0.74%) Public Cloud
17 18 (0.70%) CMDB
17 18 (0.70%) Fat Client
17 18 (0.70%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 1,123 (43.97%) Windows
2 517 (20.24%) Windows 10
3 453 (17.74%) Windows Server
4 304 (11.90%) Windows 7
5 242 (9.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 160 (6.26%) Windows Server 2016
7 117 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 105 (4.11%) Linux
9 97 (3.80%) Android
10 89 (3.48%) Windows 8
11 74 (2.90%) Apple iOS
12 57 (2.23%) Windows Server 2019
13 47 (1.84%) Mac OS X
14 41 (1.61%) Unix
15 28 (1.10%) Windows XP
16 23 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (0.86%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.43%) Windows Vista
19 10 (0.39%) Windows 2000
20 8 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (16.99%) Problem-Solving
2 426 (16.68%) ITIL
3 301 (11.79%) Project Management
4 254 (9.95%) Agile Software Development
5 156 (6.11%) Project Delivery
6 148 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
7 146 (5.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 143 (5.60%) CRM
9 135 (5.29%) Change Management
10 134 (5.25%) Mentoring
10 134 (5.25%) Migration
11 131 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 127 (4.97%) Time Management
13 126 (4.93%) Service Delivery
13 126 (4.93%) Service Management
14 115 (4.50%) PRINCE2
15 105 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
16 102 (3.99%) Analytics
17 95 (3.72%) Business Analysis
18 87 (3.41%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 429 (16.80%) SQL
2 180 (7.05%) PowerShell
3 83 (3.25%) C
4 79 (3.09%) Python
4 79 (3.09%) VBA
5 74 (2.90%) C#
6 70 (2.74%) JavaScript
7 58 (2.27%) VB
8 54 (2.11%) T-SQL
9 30 (1.17%) Java
10 27 (1.06%) VBScript
11 22 (0.86%) PHP
12 13 (0.51%) C++
12 13 (0.51%) R
13 10 (0.39%) VB6
14 9 (0.35%) Delphi
14 9 (0.35%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.20%) Perl
15 5 (0.20%) XAML
16 4 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 360 (14.10%) Degree
2 200 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 97 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (3.41%) Security Cleared
5 82 (3.21%) MCP
5 82 (3.21%) MCSE
6 77 (3.01%) MCSA
7 71 (2.78%) CCNA
8 58 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
9 51 (2.00%) A+ Certification
9 51 (2.00%) SC Cleared
10 30 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 28 (1.10%) DV Cleared
12 27 (1.06%) CISSP
13 24 (0.94%) CCNP
14 20 (0.78%) PMP
15 19 (0.74%) MOS
15 19 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 17 (0.67%) ISTQB
16 17 (0.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (8.73%) SLA
2 68 (2.66%) GDPR
3 53 (2.08%) PMO
4 48 (1.88%) QA
5 36 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (0.86%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.39%) NIST
8 6 (0.23%) COBIT
8 6 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.16%) IEC 62304
10 4 (0.16%) ISO 13485
10 4 (0.16%) NCSC
11 3 (0.12%) GMP
11 3 (0.12%) GxP
11 3 (0.12%) IEC 61508
12 2 (0.078%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.078%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.078%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.078%) PMBOK
System Software
1 783 (30.66%) Active Directory
2 219 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (5.32%) Hyper-V
4 49 (1.92%) vSphere
5 43 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
6 34 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
7 32 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (1.14%) XenApp
9 25 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 21 (0.82%) Terminal Services
12 14 (0.55%) VMware Server
13 13 (0.51%) Firmware
14 11 (0.43%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.43%) Terminal Server
14 11 (0.43%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.23%) KVM
16 5 (0.20%) Docker
16 5 (0.20%) Xen
17 4 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 197 (7.71%) SCCM
2 65 (2.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 45 (1.76%) WSUS
4 25 (0.98%) Backup Exec
5 16 (0.63%) QRadar
5 16 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (0.55%) vCenter Server
7 12 (0.47%) Ansible
7 12 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 10 (0.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 9 (0.35%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
10 9 (0.35%) SCOM
11 8 (0.31%) Nagios
11 8 (0.31%) SCVMM
12 7 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.27%) Puppet
13 6 (0.23%) Kibana
13 6 (0.23%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1,775 (69.50%) Microsoft
2 304 (11.90%) VMware
3 214 (8.38%) Cisco
4 191 (7.48%) Citrix
5 104 (4.07%) SAP
6 84 (3.29%) Apple
7 82 (3.21%) HP
8 76 (2.98%) Google
9 72 (2.82%) Oracle
10 69 (2.70%) Veeam
11 67 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
12 66 (2.58%) Adobe
13 65 (2.55%) ServiceNow
14 57 (2.23%) Dell
15 55 (2.15%) iManage
16 53 (2.08%) IBM
17 48 (1.88%) Avaya
18 43 (1.68%) Symantec
19 41 (1.61%) Capita
20 40 (1.57%) CheckPoint