Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 75 72
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 5,922 6,891 7,011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.10% 3.95% 4.04%
As % of the Applications category 49.78% 46.36% 46.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4,682 5,518 5,677
UK median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.62% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,500 £20,875
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 11,896 14,863 15,218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.23% 8.52% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9,047 11,621 12,150
UK median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year +1.45% +2.99% +3.08%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 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 +11 5,548 £35,000 +7.69% 271
UK excluding London +8 3,689 £31,500 +5.00% 223
London 0 2,080 £38,000 +2.70% 68
South East +3 1,204 £32,000 - 65
North of England +11 885 £29,500 +5.36% 39
Midlands +12 641 £31,000 +3.33% 44
North West +32 480 £32,500 +12.07% 19
West Midlands +3 398 £31,000 +8.77% 28
East of England +16 363 £32,500 +10.17% 25
South West -4 356 £32,500 +20.37% 30
Yorkshire -18 336 £26,000 -5.45% 12
East Midlands +18 241 £32,250 - 16
Scotland +11 166 £29,000 -10.77% 15
North East +18 69 £30,750 +38.33% 8
Wales -5 68 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Northern Ireland -14 19 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Isle of Man 0 6 £50,000 -9.09%

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 4,070 (68.73%) Microsoft
2 2,887 (48.75%) Windows
3 2,223 (37.54%) Active Directory
4 1,867 (31.53%) Office 365
5 1,271 (21.46%) Windows 10
6 1,253 (21.16%) Microsoft Excel
7 1,235 (20.85%) Finance
8 1,171 (19.77%) Windows Server
9 1,153 (19.47%) ITIL
10 1,132 (19.12%) Windows 7
11 1,086 (18.34%) Problem-Solving
12 956 (16.14%) SQL
13 883 (14.91%) Degree
14 825 (13.93%) Analytical Skills
15 725 (12.24%) VMware
15 725 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
16 721 (12.17%) MS Exchange
17 684 (11.55%) SQL Server
18 673 (11.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 652 (11.01%) Project Management
19 652 (11.01%) Agile Software Development
20 632 (10.67%) SharePoint
21 586 (9.90%) DNS
22 563 (9.51%) Windows Server 2012
23 539 (9.10%) Citrix
24 534 (9.02%) SLA
25 527 (8.90%) DHCP
26 525 (8.87%) LAN
27 523 (8.83%) Firewall
28 512 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 721 (12.17%) MS Exchange
2 632 (10.67%) SharePoint
3 256 (4.32%) Skype for Business
4 204 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 103 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 100 (1.69%) IIS
7 68 (1.15%) Confluence
8 52 (0.88%) CMS
9 50 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 39 (0.66%) SAS
11 34 (0.57%) IBM Notes
12 32 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
13 25 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
14 24 (0.41%) Apache
15 22 (0.37%) Tomcat
16 21 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
16 21 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 19 (0.32%) WebSphere
18 18 (0.30%) Documentum
19 17 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1,253 (21.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 673 (11.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 438 (7.40%) MS Visio
4 249 (4.20%) Microsoft Project
5 51 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
6 24 (0.41%) Acrobat
7 21 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 20 (0.34%) AutoCAD
9 14 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.17%) SPSS
11 8 (0.14%) Adobe XD
11 8 (0.14%) CATIA
11 8 (0.14%) InVision
11 8 (0.14%) UXPin
12 7 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
13 6 (0.10%) Revit
14 5 (0.084%) InfoPath
14 5 (0.084%) Stata
15 4 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
15 4 (0.068%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 82 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.79%) Elite 3E
2 47 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 35 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 29 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
5 27 (0.46%) Carpe Diem
6 23 (0.39%) Sage X3
7 20 (0.34%) Temenos T24
8 17 (0.29%) Sage 200
9 13 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
10 12 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
10 12 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
10 12 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
10 12 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
11 11 (0.19%) iTrent
11 11 (0.19%) Workfront
12 10 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 9 (0.15%) Maximo
14 8 (0.14%) Sage CRM
14 8 (0.14%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,867 (31.53%) Office 365
2 725 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 192 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
4 164 (2.77%) Power Platform
5 136 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 91 (1.54%) OneDrive
6 91 (1.54%) SaaS
7 64 (1.08%) IaaS
8 56 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 56 (0.95%) PaaS
9 53 (0.89%) Mimecast
10 44 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
11 37 (0.62%) Google Analytics
12 31 (0.52%) G Suite
13 30 (0.51%) OpenDNS
14 24 (0.41%) GitHub
15 22 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
16 19 (0.32%) Dropbox
17 18 (0.30%) Slack
18 17 (0.29%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 586 (9.90%) DNS
2 527 (8.90%) DHCP
3 525 (8.87%) LAN
4 523 (8.83%) Firewall
5 504 (8.51%) TCP/IP
6 462 (7.80%) WAN
7 417 (7.04%) VPN
8 293 (4.95%) VoIP
9 270 (4.56%) Skype
10 232 (3.92%) Internet
11 187 (3.16%) Wireless
12 178 (3.01%) VLAN
13 164 (2.77%) SAN
14 152 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
15 124 (2.09%) Remote Desktop
16 104 (1.76%) Network Security
17 66 (1.11%) IP Telephony
18 61 (1.03%) Broadband
19 59 (1.00%) NAS
20 57 (0.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 684 (11.55%) SQL Server
2 157 (2.65%) Power BI
3 150 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 113 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 110 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
6 108 (1.82%) Relational Database
7 98 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 59 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 51 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
10 50 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
11 44 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 40 (0.68%) MySQL
13 38 (0.64%) Oracle Database
14 37 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
15 31 (0.52%) QlikView
16 30 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
17 29 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
17 29 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
17 29 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
18 28 (0.47%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 201 (3.39%) JIRA
2 102 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 43 (0.73%) Git (software)
4 40 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 34 (0.57%) Selenium
6 31 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 25 (0.42%) Jenkins
8 20 (0.34%) SoapUI
9 18 (0.30%) Hudson
10 16 (0.27%) Balsamiq
11 15 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
11 15 (0.25%) Subversion
12 13 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (0.20%) Maven
14 11 (0.19%) JUnit
15 10 (0.17%) Rational Rhapsody
15 10 (0.17%) SpecFlow
16 9 (0.15%) Axure RP
16 9 (0.15%) FrontPage
17 8 (0.14%) Ant
General
1 1,235 (20.85%) Finance
2 302 (5.10%) Retail
3 297 (5.02%) Telecoms
4 270 (4.56%) Law
5 261 (4.41%) Legal
6 227 (3.83%) Banking
7 220 (3.71%) Marketing
8 138 (2.33%) Manufacturing
9 73 (1.23%) Advertising
10 69 (1.17%) Electronics
11 68 (1.15%) Billing
12 65 (1.10%) Back Office
13 48 (0.81%) Games
14 43 (0.73%) Aerospace
15 41 (0.69%) Automotive
16 35 (0.59%) Financial Institution
17 34 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
18 27 (0.46%) French Language
18 27 (0.46%) Front Office
18 27 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,990 (33.60%) Analyst
2 755 (12.75%) IT Support
3 747 (12.61%) Support Engineer
4 670 (11.31%) Support Analyst
5 466 (7.87%) Service Analyst
6 443 (7.48%) IT Analyst
7 433 (7.31%) 2nd Line Support
8 415 (7.01%) Service Desk Analyst
9 411 (6.94%) IT Engineer
10 304 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
11 299 (5.05%) Business Analyst
12 266 (4.49%) IT Support Analyst
13 264 (4.46%) Consultant
14 234 (3.95%) Developer
15 222 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 221 (3.73%) Desktop Support
17 218 (3.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 208 (3.51%) Project Manager
19 198 (3.34%) Administrator
20 192 (3.24%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (4.22%) .NET
2 192 (3.24%) HTML
3 149 (2.52%) XML
4 136 (2.30%) CSS
5 129 (2.18%) ASP.NET
6 81 (1.37%) Web Services
7 76 (1.28%) .NET Framework
8 64 (1.08%) HTML5
9 48 (0.81%) JSON
10 42 (0.71%) COM
11 39 (0.66%) SOAP
12 35 (0.59%) jQuery
13 29 (0.49%) REST
14 27 (0.46%) Middleware
15 25 (0.42%) EDI
15 25 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
16 24 (0.41%) Software Packaging
17 23 (0.39%) XMPP
18 22 (0.37%) AngularJS
19 21 (0.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 825 (13.93%) Analytical Skills
2 451 (7.62%) Self-Motivation
3 365 (6.16%) Management Information System
4 219 (3.70%) Driving Licence
5 165 (2.79%) Video Conferencing
6 164 (2.77%) Data Centre
7 140 (2.36%) iPhone
8 119 (2.01%) User Experience
9 109 (1.84%) Smartphone
10 105 (1.77%) Blackberry
11 104 (1.76%) iPad
12 72 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 72 (1.22%) Fat Client
12 72 (1.22%) Thin Client
13 61 (1.03%) Social Media
14 44 (0.74%) CCTV
14 44 (0.74%) Fibre Optics
15 42 (0.71%) EPoS
15 42 (0.71%) NHS
16 41 (0.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2,887 (48.75%) Windows
2 1,271 (21.46%) Windows 10
3 1,171 (19.77%) Windows Server
4 1,132 (19.12%) Windows 7
5 563 (9.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 455 (7.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 296 (5.00%) Linux
8 268 (4.53%) Windows 8
9 216 (3.65%) Android
10 182 (3.07%) Apple iOS
11 107 (1.81%) Windows XP
12 98 (1.65%) Unix
13 97 (1.64%) Mac OS
14 90 (1.52%) Mac OS X
14 90 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
15 46 (0.78%) Windows 2000
16 22 (0.37%) Windows Vista
17 19 (0.32%) Ubuntu
18 17 (0.29%) CentOS
18 17 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,153 (19.47%) ITIL
2 1,086 (18.34%) Problem-Solving
3 652 (11.01%) Agile Software Development
3 652 (11.01%) Project Management
4 394 (6.65%) Service Delivery
5 366 (6.18%) Service Management
6 347 (5.86%) CRM
7 306 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 306 (5.17%) Time Management
8 299 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
9 282 (4.76%) Change Management
10 278 (4.69%) Migration
11 277 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 275 (4.64%) Analytics
13 246 (4.15%) Continuous Improvement
14 245 (4.14%) Business Analysis
15 229 (3.87%) Data Analysis
16 222 (3.75%) PRINCE2
17 220 (3.71%) ITSM
18 213 (3.60%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 956 (16.14%) SQL
2 345 (5.83%) PowerShell
3 225 (3.80%) C#
4 147 (2.48%) VBA
5 138 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 131 (2.21%) Java
7 117 (1.98%) Python
8 109 (1.84%) C
9 101 (1.71%) T-SQL
10 79 (1.33%) VB
11 60 (1.01%) R
12 52 (0.88%) VB.NET
13 51 (0.86%) PL/SQL
14 40 (0.68%) Bash Shell
15 39 (0.66%) Perl
16 35 (0.59%) VBScript
17 32 (0.54%) C++
18 29 (0.49%) PHP
19 25 (0.42%) Shell Script
20 21 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 883 (14.91%) Degree
2 512 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 286 (4.83%) MCSE
4 192 (3.24%) MCSA
5 183 (3.09%) Security Cleared
6 170 (2.87%) MCP
7 151 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
8 131 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
9 125 (2.11%) CCNA
10 117 (1.98%) SC Cleared
11 115 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
12 105 (1.77%) A+ Certification
13 61 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 57 (0.96%) ISEB
15 56 (0.95%) MCITP
16 55 (0.93%) PMI Certification
17 53 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 48 (0.81%) DBS Check
19 47 (0.79%) CCNP
20 44 (0.74%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 534 (9.02%) SLA
2 187 (3.16%) PMO
3 161 (2.72%) QA
4 117 (1.98%) GDPR
5 80 (1.35%) Data Quality
6 45 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 30 (0.51%) ISO 9001
8 17 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 11 (0.19%) P3O
11 9 (0.15%) COBIT
12 7 (0.12%) GAMP
13 6 (0.10%) NEBOSH
14 5 (0.084%) Def Stans
14 5 (0.084%) DO-178B
14 5 (0.084%) DO-254
14 5 (0.084%) IEC 61508
14 5 (0.084%) MISRA
15 4 (0.068%) JTAG
System Software
1 2,223 (37.54%) Active Directory
2 503 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 402 (6.79%) Hyper-V
4 107 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
5 101 (1.71%) XenApp
6 76 (1.28%) vSphere
7 53 (0.89%) XenDesktop
8 50 (0.84%) Terminal Services
9 49 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
10 43 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
11 42 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
12 35 (0.59%) BitLocker
13 34 (0.57%) Terminal Server
14 32 (0.54%) Firmware
15 28 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 27 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
17 23 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 17 (0.29%) Docker
19 13 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
20 11 (0.19%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 478 (8.07%) SCCM
2 148 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 102 (1.72%) WSUS
4 79 (1.33%) Backup Exec
5 75 (1.27%) SCOM
6 46 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 44 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
8 36 (0.61%) AirWatch
9 30 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
10 28 (0.47%) SCVMM
10 28 (0.47%) vCenter Server
11 22 (0.37%) Ansible
11 22 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
12 20 (0.34%) DameWare
13 19 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 15 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
14 15 (0.25%) Nagios
15 14 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
16 13 (0.22%) NetBackup
16 13 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4,070 (68.73%) Microsoft
2 725 (12.24%) VMware
3 539 (9.10%) Citrix
4 460 (7.77%) Cisco
5 272 (4.59%) Apple
6 246 (4.15%) HP
7 221 (3.73%) Oracle
8 176 (2.97%) SAP
9 158 (2.67%) Adobe
10 153 (2.58%) Avaya
11 152 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
12 147 (2.48%) Dell
13 132 (2.23%) ServiceNow
14 123 (2.08%) Google
15 111 (1.87%) iManage
16 94 (1.59%) Veeam
17 84 (1.42%) Remedy
17 84 (1.42%) Tableau
18 82 (1.38%) Sage
19 73 (1.23%) Symantec