Period
to 20 August 2017

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 20 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 67 59
Rank change year-on-year -6 -8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 7006 8496 10005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.99% 4.31% 4.61%
As % of the Applications category 45.52% 47.03% 46.04%
Number of salaries quoted 5503 7062 8236
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.56% -1.54%
10th Percentile £20,875 £20,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,950 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

Software Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 15391 18064 21731
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.76% 9.16% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 11955 14762 17180
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £22,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +4.62% - -

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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 2017. 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 6682 £32,500 - 459
UK excluding London -1 4176 £30,000 +3.45% 310
London -20 2687 £40,000 +14.29% 162
South East +6 1462 £30,000 -6.25% 96
North of England -16 879 £27,000 -1.82% 77
Midlands +1 658 £29,000 +7.41% 54
East of England -24 527 £34,000 +13.33% 39
West Midlands +9 470 £30,000 +9.09% 38
North West -13 462 £26,500 -11.67% 31
South West -2 458 £28,500 +0.83% 31
Yorkshire -14 368 £27,500 +7.84% 37
East Midlands -28 186 £25,500 +6.25% 16
Scotland -26 106 £32,500 +3.17% 11
Wales -11 77 £32,500 +30.00% 3
North East +28 51 £27,500 - 9
Channel Islands +6 7 £32,500 -10.96%
Northern Ireland -18 6 £27,500 -8.33%

For the 6 months to 20 August 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 4683 (66.84%) Microsoft
2 3624 (51.73%) Windows
3 2331 (33.27%) Active Directory
4 1591 (22.71%) Finance
5 1548 (22.10%) Windows 7
6 1470 (20.98%) Microsoft Excel
7 1461 (20.85%) ITIL
8 1245 (17.77%) Windows Server
9 1239 (17.68%) SQL
10 1236 (17.64%) Office 365
11 1072 (15.30%) MS Exchange
12 1032 (14.73%) Degree
13 882 (12.59%) VMware
14 877 (12.52%) Citrix
15 805 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
16 796 (11.36%) Windows 10
17 786 (11.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 753 (10.75%) SQL Server
19 724 (10.33%) Project Management
20 690 (9.85%) SharePoint
21 627 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
22 619 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
23 595 (8.49%) SLA
24 587 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
25 550 (7.85%) TCP/IP
26 539 (7.69%) Cisco
27 537 (7.66%) DNS
28 536 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
29 530 (7.56%) Firewall
30 528 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure

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 1072 (15.30%) MS Exchange
2 690 (9.85%) SharePoint
3 410 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 359 (5.12%) Skype for Business
5 183 (2.61%) IIS
6 170 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 128 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 110 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 101 (1.44%) CMS
10 69 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
11 63 (0.90%) SAS
12 62 (0.88%) IBM Notes
13 52 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
14 42 (0.60%) MS Project Server
15 41 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
16 39 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
17 37 (0.53%) Confluence
18 32 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
19 30 (0.43%) Apache
20 23 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1470 (20.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 786 (11.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 526 (7.51%) MS Visio
4 437 (6.24%) Microsoft Project
5 87 (1.24%) Photoshop
6 72 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
7 60 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
8 47 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 41 (0.59%) InDesign
10 37 (0.53%) Adobe Captivate
11 25 (0.36%) SPSS
12 22 (0.31%) AutoCAD
13 21 (0.30%) Acrobat
14 15 (0.21%) FrameMaker
15 14 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
16 10 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
17 9 (0.13%) RoboHelp
18 8 (0.11%) Camtasia
19 7 (0.100%) Adobe Premiere
19 7 (0.100%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 124 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 23 (0.33%) SAP MM
5 20 (0.29%) SAP EWM
6 19 (0.27%) WebTrends
7 18 (0.26%) NetSuite
8 17 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
9 16 (0.23%) SAP LE
9 16 (0.23%) SAP SD
10 14 (0.20%) Visualfiles
11 13 (0.19%) SAP CRM
11 13 (0.19%) Teamcenter
12 12 (0.17%) SAP R/3
13 11 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
13 11 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
13 11 (0.16%) SAP ERP
13 11 (0.16%) Workday HCM
14 10 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
15 8 (0.11%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1236 (17.64%) Office 365
2 380 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 157 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 147 (2.10%) SaaS
5 145 (2.07%) IaaS
6 64 (0.91%) Mimecast
7 63 (0.90%) G Suite
8 51 (0.73%) PaaS
9 46 (0.66%) Google Analytics
10 40 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
11 37 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
12 27 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
13 25 (0.36%) OneDrive
14 18 (0.26%) Dropbox
15 16 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 13 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
17 12 (0.17%) Force.com
18 11 (0.16%) Intacct
19 9 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
20 8 (0.11%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 550 (7.85%) TCP/IP
2 537 (7.66%) DNS
3 530 (7.56%) Firewall
4 521 (7.44%) LAN
5 469 (6.69%) DHCP
6 464 (6.62%) VPN
7 447 (6.38%) WAN
8 327 (4.67%) Skype
9 293 (4.18%) Internet
10 233 (3.33%) VoIP
11 189 (2.70%) SAN
12 161 (2.30%) Wireless
13 145 (2.07%) VLAN
14 95 (1.36%) Network Security
15 91 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
16 89 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
17 76 (1.08%) MPLS
17 76 (1.08%) PBX
18 74 (1.06%) Intranet
19 53 (0.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 753 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 196 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 169 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 124 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 105 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 92 (1.31%) MySQL
7 89 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 87 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
9 77 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
10 68 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
11 67 (0.96%) Oracle Database
12 65 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
13 64 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 56 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
15 52 (0.74%) MS Access
16 48 (0.69%) Power BI
17 30 (0.43%) QlikView
17 30 (0.43%) RDBMS
18 29 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
19 21 (0.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 147 (2.10%) Visual Studio
2 115 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 106 (1.51%) JIRA
4 49 (0.70%) Selenium
5 38 (0.54%) Subversion
6 33 (0.47%) Axure RP
6 33 (0.47%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 30 (0.43%) HP UFT
8 28 (0.40%) MSI
9 24 (0.34%) WiX
10 23 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
11 21 (0.30%) NUnit
11 21 (0.30%) T4 Templates
12 20 (0.29%) Jenkins
13 18 (0.26%) LoadRunner
13 18 (0.26%) SpecFlow
14 17 (0.24%) TeamCity
15 16 (0.23%) ProC
16 15 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
17 12 (0.17%) InstallShield
General
1 1591 (22.71%) Finance
2 439 (6.27%) Legal
3 396 (5.65%) Banking
4 386 (5.51%) Marketing
5 384 (5.48%) Telecoms
6 366 (5.22%) Retail
7 353 (5.04%) Law
8 252 (3.60%) Manufacturing
9 198 (2.83%) Investment Banking
10 172 (2.46%) Retail Banking
11 146 (2.08%) Advertising
12 125 (1.78%) Back Office
13 112 (1.60%) Electronics
14 101 (1.44%) Financial Institution
15 74 (1.06%) Publishing
16 64 (0.91%) Billing
17 55 (0.79%) French Language
18 48 (0.69%) Automotive
19 47 (0.67%) Front Office
20 43 (0.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 2362 (33.71%) Analyst
2 932 (13.30%) Support Analyst
3 813 (11.60%) IT Support
4 770 (10.99%) Support Engineer
5 628 (8.96%) Service Analyst
6 529 (7.55%) Service Desk Analyst
7 486 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
8 482 (6.88%) IT Analyst
9 411 (5.87%) Developer
10 388 (5.54%) Desktop Support
11 350 (5.00%) IT Engineer
12 347 (4.95%) IT Support Analyst
13 323 (4.61%) Business Analyst
14 300 (4.28%) 1st Line Support
15 296 (4.22%) Project Manager
16 268 (3.83%) IT Support Engineer
17 265 (3.78%) Consultant
18 235 (3.35%) Applications Support
19 224 (3.20%) Senior Analyst
20 218 (3.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 430 (6.14%) .NET
2 301 (4.30%) HTML
3 215 (3.07%) CSS
4 181 (2.58%) ASP.NET
5 169 (2.41%) XML
6 124 (1.77%) .NET Framework
7 110 (1.57%) Web Services
8 100 (1.43%) jQuery
9 92 (1.31%) AngularJS
10 89 (1.27%) HTML5
11 69 (0.98%) WinForms
12 62 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 59 (0.84%) Entity Framework
14 56 (0.80%) EDI
15 55 (0.79%) WPF
16 46 (0.66%) WCF
17 42 (0.60%) XSLT
18 40 (0.57%) CSS3
19 37 (0.53%) COM
20 36 (0.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 805 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 339 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 289 (4.13%) Blackberry
4 278 (3.97%) User Experience
5 276 (3.94%) Computer Science
6 245 (3.50%) Driving Licence
7 237 (3.38%) Data Centre
8 144 (2.06%) iPad
9 129 (1.84%) iPhone
10 123 (1.76%) Social Media
11 102 (1.46%) Smartphone
12 101 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
13 93 (1.33%) e-Learning
14 77 (1.10%) Fat Client
14 77 (1.10%) Thin Client
15 59 (0.84%) Mobile App
16 51 (0.73%) Hedge funds
17 49 (0.70%) Data Structures
18 45 (0.64%) Fintech
18 45 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3624 (51.73%) Windows
2 1548 (22.10%) Windows 7
3 1245 (17.77%) Windows Server
4 796 (11.36%) Windows 10
5 627 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 587 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 443 (6.32%) Windows 8
8 344 (4.91%) Android
9 327 (4.67%) Linux
10 283 (4.04%) Apple iOS
11 271 (3.87%) Mac OS X
12 267 (3.81%) Windows XP
13 234 (3.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 158 (2.26%) Unix
15 78 (1.11%) Mac OS
16 59 (0.84%) Windows Vista
17 36 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 31 (0.44%) Windows Phone
19 30 (0.43%) Solaris
20 18 (0.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1461 (20.85%) ITIL
2 724 (10.33%) Project Management
3 536 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
4 444 (6.34%) CRM
5 424 (6.05%) Service Management
6 398 (5.68%) PRINCE2
7 387 (5.52%) Service Delivery
8 372 (5.31%) Change Management
9 361 (5.15%) Time Management
10 357 (5.10%) Asset Management
11 353 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
12 319 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 297 (4.24%) Mentoring
14 273 (3.90%) ERP
15 255 (3.64%) SDLC
16 251 (3.58%) Continuous Improvement
17 250 (3.57%) Business Analysis
18 242 (3.45%) Analytics
19 225 (3.21%) Wealth Management
20 211 (3.01%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1239 (17.68%) SQL
2 392 (5.60%) C#
3 307 (4.38%) PowerShell
4 279 (3.98%) JavaScript
5 174 (2.48%) Java
6 160 (2.28%) C
7 148 (2.11%) VB
8 138 (1.97%) T-SQL
9 116 (1.66%) VBA
10 108 (1.54%) VB.NET
11 92 (1.31%) PHP
12 72 (1.03%) Python
13 67 (0.96%) C++
14 58 (0.83%) PL/SQL
15 57 (0.81%) Shell Script
16 52 (0.74%) VBScript
17 33 (0.47%) R
18 29 (0.41%) Perl
19 23 (0.33%) Bash Shell
20 16 (0.23%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 1032 (14.73%) Degree
2 619 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 386 (5.51%) MCSE
4 266 (3.80%) MCP
5 246 (3.51%) Security Cleared
6 191 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
7 180 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
8 174 (2.48%) MCSA
9 142 (2.03%) CCNA
9 142 (2.03%) SC Cleared
10 113 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
11 93 (1.33%) CCA
11 93 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
12 91 (1.30%) ISEB
13 81 (1.16%) A+ Certification
14 79 (1.13%) MCITP
14 79 (1.13%) PMI Certification
15 78 (1.11%) DV Cleared
16 74 (1.06%) PMP
17 70 (1.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 595 (8.49%) SLA
2 226 (3.23%) QA
3 215 (3.07%) PMO
4 96 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 51 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (0.43%) GDPR
7 21 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.17%) COBIT
11 11 (0.16%) ISO 22301
11 11 (0.16%) P3O
12 9 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 8 (0.11%) GAAP
13 8 (0.11%) Solvency II
14 5 (0.071%) GMP
14 5 (0.071%) ISO 14001
14 5 (0.071%) MiFID
15 4 (0.057%) GLP
15 4 (0.057%) GxP
System Software
1 2331 (33.27%) Active Directory
2 528 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 341 (4.87%) Hyper-V
4 271 (3.87%) XenApp
5 191 (2.73%) XenDesktop
6 113 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
7 94 (1.34%) vSphere
8 81 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
9 59 (0.84%) Terminal Services
10 48 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
11 46 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
12 37 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
13 22 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
14 21 (0.30%) Postfix
15 18 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 18 (0.26%) ProxySG
16 15 (0.21%) Firmware
16 15 (0.21%) XenServer
17 11 (0.16%) Terminal Server
18 10 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 443 (6.32%) SCCM
2 113 (1.61%) WSUS
3 112 (1.60%) AirWatch
4 74 (1.06%) Backup Exec
5 60 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 47 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
7 40 (0.57%) SCOM
8 39 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
9 32 (0.46%) vCenter Server
10 23 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
11 19 (0.27%) ServiceCenter
11 19 (0.27%) XenMobile
12 18 (0.26%) Tivoli
13 17 (0.24%) OpenView
14 16 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 15 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
15 15 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
15 15 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
15 15 (0.21%) Tivoli NetView
16 14 (0.20%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4683 (66.84%) Microsoft
2 882 (12.59%) VMware
3 877 (12.52%) Citrix
4 539 (7.69%) Cisco
5 394 (5.62%) Apple
6 312 (4.45%) Oracle
7 302 (4.31%) HP
8 298 (4.25%) SAP
9 219 (3.13%) Adobe
10 176 (2.51%) ServiceNow
11 142 (2.03%) iManage
12 136 (1.94%) McAfee
13 128 (1.83%) Google
14 120 (1.71%) Dell
15 110 (1.57%) IBM
16 101 (1.44%) Remedy
17 98 (1.40%) AppSense
18 93 (1.33%) Avaya
19 88 (1.26%) Veeam
20 87 (1.24%) Symantec