The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
UK
Rank 67 63 50
Rank change year-on-year -4 -13  
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 3500 4668 5303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.12% 4.53% 5.02%
As % of the Applications category 31.64% 31.90% 32.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2884 3782 4276
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,000 £20,475
10% offered a salary of more than £55,139 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £29,500 £30,250 £28,000
% change year-on-year -2.47% +8.03%  

MS 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 11063 14633 16262
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.02% 14.21% 15.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9133 11917 13118
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MS Office as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in the UK

MS Office
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office.

Salary trend for MS Office in the UK

MS Office
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MS Office in the UK

MS Office
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 3299 £32,500 - 464
London -10 1225 £37,000 +1.36% 156
South East -4 714 £30,000 -6.25% 81
East of England -7 312 £31,500 -3.07% 49
North West -14 247 £31,250 +4.16% 45
West Midlands +7 214 £29,250 +6.36% 28
South West -3 208 £27,500 -8.33% 38
City of London -18 204 £37,500 -9.63% 33
Yorkshire -15 200 £25,500 -7.27% 45
Surrey -8 194 £28,500 -16.17% 7
Manchester -1 163 £35,000 +0.14% 26
Hampshire +25 154 £30,000 -7.69% 22
East Midlands +8 141 £25,000 - 11
West Yorkshire -11 140 £26,000 -15.44% 30
Berkshire +14 118 £33,000 +1.53% 14
Birmingham +8 115 £25,560 -12.61% 8
Leeds +3 104 £26,000 -13.33% 17
Hertfordshire -25 100 £27,000 -22.85% 13
Buckinghamshire +1 93 £28,675 -8.96% 14
Bristol +6 76 £35,000 +23.89% 15
Cambridgeshire +52 74 £28,000 -25.33% 12
Essex -7 68 £34,875 +31.60% 5
Milton Keynes +5 62 £28,175 -6.08% 12
Scotland -5 54 £32,500 +0.77% 10
Wiltshire +13 53 £25,000 -13.79% 11
Kent -4 52 £36,000 +10.76% 4
Reading +43 49 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Watford -10 46 £27,250 -39.44% 3
Oxfordshire -20 46 £30,000 +9.09% 10
Wales -2 43 £28,000 +24.44% 6

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing MS 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 MS Office.

1 4769 (68.20%) Microsoft
2 3511 (50.21%) MS Excel
3 3474 (49.68%) Windows
4 2271 (32.48%) Active Directory
5 1595 (22.81%) Windows 7
6 1543 (22.06%) Finance
7 1362 (19.48%) ITIL
8 1158 (16.56%) Windows Server
9 1146 (16.39%) SQL
10 1017 (14.54%) Degree
11 1000 (14.30%) MS Exchange
12 890 (12.73%) MS PowerPoint
13 861 (12.31%) Office 365
14 847 (12.11%) VMware
15 836 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
16 815 (11.65%) SQL Server
17 768 (10.98%) Citrix
18 759 (10.85%) Project Management
19 745 (10.65%) SLA
20 679 (9.71%) Windows Server 2008
21 667 (9.54%) Windows 10
22 657 (9.40%) Cisco
23 655 (9.37%) SharePoint
24 618 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
24 618 (8.84%) MS Visio
24 618 (8.84%) Windows Server 2012
25 577 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
26 555 (7.94%) Firewall
27 510 (7.29%) LAN
28 509 (7.28%) TCP/IP

MS Office
Top Related 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 1000 (14.30%) MS Exchange
2 655 (9.37%) SharePoint
3 280 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 264 (3.78%) Skype for Business
5 187 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 166 (2.37%) IIS
7 156 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 121 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 114 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
10 82 (1.17%) CMS
11 58 (0.83%) SAS
12 51 (0.73%) IBM Notes
13 50 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
14 41 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
15 38 (0.54%) Apache
16 37 (0.53%) Confluence
17 31 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
18 30 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
19 24 (0.34%) WordPress
20 23 (0.33%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 3511 (50.21%) MS Excel
2 890 (12.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 618 (8.84%) MS Visio
4 401 (5.73%) MS Project
5 60 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 57 (0.82%) Photoshop
7 54 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
8 46 (0.66%) Acrobat
9 37 (0.53%) Camtasia
10 31 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
11 28 (0.40%) Snagit
12 24 (0.34%) InDesign
13 19 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
14 17 (0.24%) SPSS
15 16 (0.23%) InfoPath
16 15 (0.21%) RoboHelp
17 14 (0.20%) FrameMaker
18 13 (0.19%) AutoCAD
18 13 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
19 8 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 98 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
3 27 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
4 24 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 24 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
4 24 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
5 22 (0.31%) SAP BPC
6 21 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 21 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 20 (0.29%) Magento
8 19 (0.27%) Sage 200
9 18 (0.26%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 17 (0.24%) SAP FI
10 17 (0.24%) Visualfiles
11 16 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 16 (0.23%) SAP ERP
12 14 (0.20%) WebTrends
13 13 (0.19%) SAP MM
14 12 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 861 (12.31%) Office 365
2 324 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 116 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
4 87 (1.24%) SaaS
5 79 (1.13%) Mimecast
6 54 (0.77%) G Suite
7 45 (0.64%) IaaS
8 39 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 31 (0.44%) Google Analytics
9 31 (0.44%) PaaS
10 26 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
11 21 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 19 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
12 19 (0.27%) OneDrive
13 10 (0.14%) Yammer
14 8 (0.11%) Trello
15 7 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
16 5 (0.072%) AdWords
17 4 (0.057%) Dropbox
17 4 (0.057%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 555 (7.94%) Firewall
2 510 (7.29%) LAN
3 509 (7.28%) TCP/IP
4 502 (7.18%) VPN
5 483 (6.91%) DNS
6 460 (6.58%) WAN
7 432 (6.18%) DHCP
8 348 (4.98%) Internet
9 218 (3.12%) VoIP
10 202 (2.89%) SAN
11 192 (2.75%) Wireless
12 149 (2.13%) Skype
13 107 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
14 99 (1.42%) VLAN
15 94 (1.34%) Network Security
16 86 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
17 83 (1.19%) Intranet
18 61 (0.87%) SMTP
19 57 (0.82%) MPLS
20 51 (0.73%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 815 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 158 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 158 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 156 (2.23%) Relational Database
4 124 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 120 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 113 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
7 90 (1.29%) MS Access
8 89 (1.27%) MySQL
9 86 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
10 75 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
11 74 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
12 61 (0.87%) Oracle Database
13 43 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
14 37 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
14 37 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 35 (0.50%) QlikView
16 29 (0.41%) RDBMS
17 28 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
18 27 (0.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 144 (2.06%) Visual Studio
2 109 (1.56%) JIRA
3 82 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 47 (0.67%) Selenium
5 29 (0.41%) MSI
6 27 (0.39%) Git (software)
7 24 (0.34%) Subversion
8 22 (0.31%) Toad
9 18 (0.26%) Axure RP
9 18 (0.26%) Eclipse
9 18 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 15 (0.21%) WiX
11 14 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
11 14 (0.20%) Jenkins
12 13 (0.19%) T4 Templates
12 13 (0.19%) TeamCity
13 12 (0.17%) SoapUI
13 12 (0.17%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 11 (0.16%) NUnit
14 11 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1543 (22.06%) Finance
2 414 (5.92%) Law
3 409 (5.85%) Legal
4 372 (5.32%) Marketing
5 361 (5.16%) Telecoms
6 251 (3.59%) Banking
7 203 (2.90%) Manufacturing
8 197 (2.82%) Retail
9 146 (2.09%) Advertising
10 130 (1.86%) Back Office
11 75 (1.07%) Billing
12 71 (1.02%) German Language
13 70 (1.00%) French Language
14 63 (0.90%) Financial Institution
15 57 (0.82%) Publishing
16 49 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
17 42 (0.60%) Military
18 39 (0.56%) Electronics
19 36 (0.51%) Automotive
20 34 (0.49%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2397 (34.28%) Analyst
2 894 (12.78%) Support Analyst
3 832 (11.90%) IT Support
4 734 (10.50%) Support Engineer
5 730 (10.44%) Service Analyst
6 648 (9.27%) Service Desk Analyst
7 531 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 511 (7.31%) IT Analyst
9 369 (5.28%) IT Engineer
10 362 (5.18%) Developer
11 358 (5.12%) IT Support Analyst
12 334 (4.78%) Desktop Support
13 298 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
14 289 (4.13%) IT Support Engineer
15 274 (3.92%) Administrator
16 258 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
17 257 (3.68%) Project Manager
18 253 (3.62%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 240 (3.43%) Service Desk Support
20 238 (3.40%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (4.79%) .NET
2 305 (4.36%) HTML
3 201 (2.87%) CSS
4 189 (2.70%) XML
5 151 (2.16%) Web Services
6 137 (1.96%) ASP.NET
7 104 (1.49%) .NET Framework
8 70 (1.00%) jQuery
9 62 (0.89%) HTML5
10 58 (0.83%) Software Packaging
11 49 (0.70%) Entity Framework
12 48 (0.69%) AngularJS
13 44 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
14 37 (0.53%) WCF
15 35 (0.50%) SOAP
16 33 (0.47%) WPF
17 31 (0.44%) EDI
17 31 (0.44%) XSLT
18 28 (0.40%) REST
19 26 (0.37%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 836 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
2 418 (5.98%) Management Information System
3 281 (4.02%) Blackberry
4 243 (3.47%) Data Centre
5 239 (3.42%) Computer Science
6 238 (3.40%) Driving Licence
7 186 (2.66%) iPhone
8 150 (2.15%) iPad
9 128 (1.83%) Smartphone
10 124 (1.77%) e-Learning
11 120 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
12 104 (1.49%) User Experience
13 100 (1.43%) NHS
13 100 (1.43%) Social Media
14 97 (1.39%) Fat Client
14 97 (1.39%) Thin Client
15 55 (0.79%) Clustering
15 55 (0.79%) EPoS
16 54 (0.77%) Fintech
17 50 (0.72%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 3474 (49.68%) Windows
2 1595 (22.81%) Windows 7
3 1158 (16.56%) Windows Server
4 679 (9.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 667 (9.54%) Windows 10
6 618 (8.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 497 (7.11%) Windows 8
8 365 (5.22%) Linux
9 345 (4.93%) Windows XP
10 322 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 231 (3.30%) Android
12 205 (2.93%) Apple iOS
13 192 (2.75%) Mac OS X
14 141 (2.02%) Unix
15 84 (1.20%) Mac OS
16 75 (1.07%) Windows Vista
17 56 (0.80%) Solaris
18 55 (0.79%) Windows Phone
19 35 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 26 (0.37%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1362 (19.48%) ITIL
2 759 (10.85%) Project Management
3 618 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
4 491 (7.02%) CRM
4 491 (7.02%) Service Management
5 463 (6.62%) PRINCE2
6 389 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 340 (4.86%) Time Management
8 317 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
9 316 (4.52%) Change Management
10 310 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 264 (3.78%) ERP
12 254 (3.63%) Business Analysis
13 251 (3.59%) Mentoring
14 215 (3.07%) Analytics
14 215 (3.07%) Continuous Improvement
15 206 (2.95%) Line Management
15 206 (2.95%) SDLC
16 199 (2.85%) Migration
17 198 (2.83%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1146 (16.39%) SQL
2 317 (4.53%) C#
3 258 (3.69%) PowerShell
4 232 (3.32%) JavaScript
5 187 (2.67%) C
6 150 (2.15%) Java
7 132 (1.89%) VB
8 130 (1.86%) VBA
9 123 (1.76%) T-SQL
10 85 (1.22%) PHP
11 74 (1.06%) Python
12 66 (0.94%) VBScript
13 57 (0.82%) VB.NET
14 56 (0.80%) C++
15 55 (0.79%) PL/SQL
16 54 (0.77%) Perl
17 25 (0.36%) Bash Shell
18 22 (0.31%) Shell Script
19 21 (0.30%) R
20 14 (0.20%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1017 (14.54%) Degree
2 488 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 267 (3.82%) Security Cleared
4 256 (3.66%) MCP
5 248 (3.55%) MCSE
6 227 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
7 181 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
8 169 (2.42%) SC Cleared
9 150 (2.15%) CCNA
10 145 (2.07%) MCSA
11 127 (1.82%) ISEB
12 98 (1.40%) PMI Certification
13 88 (1.26%) ISTQB
13 88 (1.26%) PMP
14 87 (1.24%) CCNP
15 67 (0.96%) MOS
16 64 (0.92%) A+ Certification
17 60 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 58 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 55 (0.79%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 745 (10.65%) SLA
2 268 (3.83%) PMO
3 250 (3.58%) QA
4 85 (1.22%) Data Quality
5 52 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 39 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 35 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 32 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 18 (0.26%) P3O
10 13 (0.19%) COBIT
10 13 (0.19%) ISO 14001
10 13 (0.19%) ISO22301
11 11 (0.16%) IFRS
11 11 (0.16%) IFRS 9
12 10 (0.14%) Basel III
12 10 (0.14%) GCP
13 9 (0.13%) ISO27002
14 7 (0.10%) MiFID
15 5 (0.072%) GAMP
15 5 (0.072%) GDPR
System Software
1 2271 (32.48%) Active Directory
2 577 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 336 (4.80%) Hyper-V
4 182 (2.60%) XenApp
5 146 (2.09%) vSphere
6 66 (0.94%) XenDesktop
7 55 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
8 52 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
9 50 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
10 48 (0.69%) VMware ESX
11 46 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
12 36 (0.51%) Terminal Services
13 31 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 26 (0.37%) XenServer
15 25 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
16 24 (0.34%) ProxySG
17 19 (0.27%) Terminal Server
18 13 (0.19%) VMware Server
19 12 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 10 (0.14%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 375 (5.36%) SCCM
2 90 (1.29%) Backup Exec
3 61 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
4 60 (0.86%) SCOM
5 58 (0.83%) WSUS
6 43 (0.61%) AirWatch
7 31 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 25 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
9 21 (0.30%) XenMobile
10 20 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
11 16 (0.23%) NetBackup
11 16 (0.23%) SCOrch
12 15 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
13 13 (0.19%) OpenView
14 12 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
15 11 (0.16%) Control-M
15 11 (0.16%) Endace
15 11 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 10 (0.14%) SolarWinds Orion
17 9 (0.13%) Cacti
Vendors
1 4769 (68.20%) Microsoft
2 847 (12.11%) VMware
3 768 (10.98%) Citrix
4 657 (9.40%) Cisco
5 365 (5.22%) Apple
6 349 (4.99%) Oracle
7 311 (4.45%) HP
8 221 (3.16%) Adobe
9 209 (2.99%) SAP
10 155 (2.22%) Google
11 144 (2.06%) Avaya
12 143 (2.04%) iManage
13 134 (1.92%) Dell
14 106 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
15 94 (1.34%) NetApp
16 88 (1.26%) Juniper
17 85 (1.22%) Intel Security
18 84 (1.20%) Remedy
19 78 (1.12%) Sophos
20 76 (1.09%) Symantec
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