Period
to 17 May 2021

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 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 113 85 69
Rank change year-on-year -28 -16 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 2,593 3,490 5,903
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.87% 3.63% 4.06%
As % of the Applications category 42.46% 48.45% 48.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,927 2,782 4,629
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,500 £21,250
25th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% +7.69%
75th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £63,550
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +4.62% - +8.33%

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 6,107 7,203 12,066
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.77% 7.48% 8.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4,201 5,641 9,079
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £22,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +6.67%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% +2.94%

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 17 May 2021.

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 17 May 2021. 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 -29 2,322 £38,875 +7.99% 549
UK excluding London -18 1,686 £34,000 +4.62% 470
London -64 722 £48,500 +14.12% 114
South East -29 422 £35,000 -4.11% 102
North of England -15 420 £32,500 -1.52% 124
Work from Home -28 338 £41,250 -8.33% 74
Midlands -2 327 £35,000 +25.00% 87
South West -4 236 £30,000 +2.56% 66
North West -3 235 £37,500 +13.64% 66
West Midlands +8 214 £36,000 +16.13% 49
Yorkshire -30 151 £27,500 -17.91% 42
East of England -27 138 £40,000 +33.33% 57
East Midlands -6 111 £31,838 +15.77% 37
Scotland -30 90 £33,500 -6.29% 26
Wales +17 55 £32,500 -7.14% 9
North East -4 34 £26,000 -5.45% 16
Northern Ireland 0 10 £40,000 +60.00% 1

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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 1,864 (71.89%) Microsoft
2 1,072 (41.34%) Social Skills
3 1,046 (40.34%) Windows
4 943 (36.37%) Microsoft 365
5 728 (28.08%) Active Directory
6 631 (24.33%) Microsoft Excel
7 602 (23.22%) Problem-Solving
8 551 (21.25%) Finance
9 488 (18.82%) Azure
10 474 (18.28%) Windows 10
11 449 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
12 443 (17.08%) SQL
13 434 (16.74%) Project Management
14 429 (16.54%) Windows Server
15 416 (16.04%) Degree
16 412 (15.89%) ITIL
17 371 (14.31%) Agile Software Development
18 342 (13.19%) SharePoint
19 310 (11.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 306 (11.80%) VMware
21 247 (9.53%) SQL Server
22 232 (8.95%) Citrix
23 229 (8.83%) VMware Infrastructure
24 222 (8.56%) SLA
25 221 (8.52%) Firewall
26 213 (8.21%) MS Exchange
27 211 (8.14%) Management Information System
28 210 (8.10%) Cisco
29 204 (7.87%) Windows 7
30 199 (7.67%) Self-Motivation

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
1 342 (13.19%) SharePoint
2 213 (8.21%) MS Exchange
3 91 (3.51%) Confluence
4 47 (1.81%) Skype for Business
5 38 (1.47%) IIS
6 30 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.04%) CMS
7 27 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
11 13 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.46%) SAS
13 8 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.31%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.31%) WordPress
14 7 (0.27%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.19%) ArcGIS
15 5 (0.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 631 (24.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 310 (11.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 178 (6.86%) MS Visio
4 141 (5.44%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (0.85%) AutoCAD
6 21 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.73%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.46%) InVision
10 11 (0.42%) Simulink
11 9 (0.35%) InDesign
12 7 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.27%) Camtasia
12 7 (0.27%) Solid Edge
13 5 (0.19%) InfoPath
13 5 (0.19%) Siemens NX
14 4 (0.15%) 3ds Max
14 4 (0.15%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
15 3 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 33 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.66%) Oracle Assets
3 17 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
3 17 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
4 13 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
5 11 (0.42%) Sage 200
6 10 (0.39%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.31%) Magento
8 6 (0.23%) C-CURE
8 6 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.23%) Workfront
9 5 (0.19%) iTrent
9 5 (0.19%) Oracle Clinical
9 5 (0.19%) Teamcenter
10 4 (0.15%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 4 (0.15%) SAP GTS
11 3 (0.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 943 (36.37%) Microsoft 365
2 488 (18.82%) Azure
3 164 (6.32%) AWS
4 140 (5.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 137 (5.28%) Power Platform
6 69 (2.66%) OneDrive
7 61 (2.35%) SaaS
8 47 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
9 35 (1.35%) Smartsheet
10 33 (1.27%) Google Workspace
11 32 (1.23%) Mimecast
12 25 (0.96%) GCP
12 25 (0.96%) IaaS
12 25 (0.96%) PaaS
13 24 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
14 22 (0.85%) Google Analytics
15 21 (0.81%) PowerApps
16 18 (0.69%) Power Automate
17 11 (0.42%) Veeva
18 9 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 221 (8.52%) Firewall
2 164 (6.32%) DNS
3 145 (5.59%) TCP/IP
4 144 (5.55%) DHCP
5 140 (5.40%) WAN
6 138 (5.32%) VPN
7 134 (5.17%) LAN
8 94 (3.63%) VoIP
9 89 (3.43%) Wi-Fi
10 72 (2.78%) Wireless
11 69 (2.66%) SAN
12 65 (2.51%) Skype
13 60 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
14 59 (2.28%) VLAN
15 53 (2.04%) Internet
16 34 (1.31%) WLAN
17 28 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
17 28 (1.08%) NAS
17 28 (1.08%) WebEx
18 22 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (9.53%) SQL Server
2 106 (4.09%) Power BI
3 70 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (1.93%) Tableau
5 46 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 40 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 31 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
8 29 (1.12%) MySQL
9 28 (1.08%) Relational Database
10 26 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (0.93%) MongoDB
11 24 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
11 24 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
12 22 (0.85%) GIS
13 19 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
14 18 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
15 14 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
16 12 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 11 (0.42%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 156 (6.02%) JIRA
2 48 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 41 (1.58%) Git (software)
4 27 (1.04%) Jenkins
5 24 (0.93%) Artifactory
5 24 (0.93%) Gradle
5 24 (0.93%) Maven
5 24 (0.93%) Mocha
6 22 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 20 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (0.54%) Selenium
9 12 (0.46%) JUnit
9 12 (0.46%) Mockito
9 12 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
10 11 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (0.27%) Snyk
13 6 (0.23%) HP UFT
14 5 (0.19%) Bitbucket
15 4 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,072 (41.34%) Social Skills
2 551 (21.25%) Finance
3 449 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
4 194 (7.48%) Organisational Skills
5 150 (5.78%) Marketing
6 128 (4.94%) Legal
7 126 (4.86%) Law
8 120 (4.63%) Telecoms
9 118 (4.55%) Presentation Skills
10 111 (4.28%) Retail
11 89 (3.43%) Manufacturing
12 82 (3.16%) Banking
13 65 (2.51%) Automotive
14 57 (2.20%) Public Sector
15 54 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
16 45 (1.74%) Influencing Skills
17 42 (1.62%) Documentation Skills
18 31 (1.20%) Advertising
19 25 (0.96%) Back Office
20 23 (0.89%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 672 (25.92%) Analyst
2 272 (10.49%) IT Support
3 202 (7.79%) Support Analyst
4 196 (7.56%) Support Engineer
5 152 (5.86%) Project Manager
6 151 (5.82%) IT Analyst
7 144 (5.55%) IT Engineer
8 121 (4.67%) Service Analyst
9 117 (4.51%) Developer
10 111 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 104 (4.01%) Business Analyst
12 103 (3.97%) Service Desk Analyst
13 95 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
14 92 (3.55%) Administrator
14 92 (3.55%) IT Support Analyst
15 91 (3.51%) Support Technician
16 84 (3.24%) Consultant
17 82 (3.16%) IT Manager
17 82 (3.16%) IT Technician
18 80 (3.09%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (4.01%) HTML
2 77 (2.97%) .NET
3 72 (2.78%) CSS
4 66 (2.55%) XML
5 62 (2.39%) Web Services
6 42 (1.62%) jQuery
7 33 (1.27%) Node.js
7 33 (1.27%) React
8 32 (1.23%) JSON
9 30 (1.16%) ASP.NET
10 28 (1.08%) REST
11 26 (1.00%) AngularJS
12 20 (0.77%) Ajax
13 19 (0.73%) .NET Framework
13 19 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (0.73%) SOAP
14 18 (0.69%) COM
15 16 (0.62%) HTML5
16 15 (0.58%) XSLT
17 14 (0.54%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 211 (8.14%) Management Information System
2 199 (7.67%) Self-Motivation
3 117 (4.51%) Driving Licence
4 73 (2.82%) User Experience
5 65 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
6 60 (2.31%) Data Centre
7 51 (1.97%) EPoS
8 47 (1.81%) Mobile App
9 39 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 39 (1.50%) Life Science
10 34 (1.31%) e-Learning
11 27 (1.04%) iPad
11 27 (1.04%) iPhone
12 26 (1.00%) CCTV
13 24 (0.93%) N-Tier
14 23 (0.89%) Smartphone
15 22 (0.85%) Social Media
16 21 (0.81%) Robotics
16 21 (0.81%) Video\Live Streaming
17 19 (0.73%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1,046 (40.34%) Windows
2 474 (18.28%) Windows 10
3 429 (16.54%) Windows Server
4 204 (7.87%) Windows 7
5 174 (6.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 145 (5.59%) Linux
7 143 (5.51%) Windows Server 2016
8 124 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 92 (3.55%) Android
10 74 (2.85%) Windows Server 2019
11 70 (2.70%) Apple iOS
12 52 (2.01%) Windows 8
13 44 (1.70%) Mac OS
14 35 (1.35%) Mac OS X
15 21 (0.81%) Unix
16 18 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (0.69%) Windows XP
17 17 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
18 12 (0.46%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.35%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (23.22%) Problem-Solving
2 434 (16.74%) Project Management
3 412 (15.89%) ITIL
4 371 (14.31%) Agile Software Development
5 198 (7.64%) Service Delivery
6 169 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
7 164 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
7 164 (6.32%) Project Delivery
8 155 (5.98%) Change Management
9 152 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 152 (5.86%) Time Management
10 148 (5.71%) Analytics
11 147 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 140 (5.40%) Decision-Making
13 137 (5.28%) CRM
14 136 (5.24%) PRINCE2
15 135 (5.21%) Migration
16 126 (4.86%) Line Management
17 118 (4.55%) Service Management
18 117 (4.51%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 443 (17.08%) SQL
2 179 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 91 (3.51%) JavaScript
4 90 (3.47%) C#
5 82 (3.16%) Java
6 75 (2.89%) C
7 73 (2.82%) Python
8 49 (1.89%) T-SQL
9 42 (1.62%) VBA
10 32 (1.23%) C++
11 29 (1.12%) PL/SQL
12 24 (0.93%) Java 8
13 20 (0.77%) VB
14 16 (0.62%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.42%) MATLAB
15 11 (0.42%) PHP
16 8 (0.31%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.27%) R
18 6 (0.23%) X++
19 5 (0.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 416 (16.04%) Degree
2 124 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 89 (3.43%) Security Cleared
4 81 (3.12%) MCSE
5 74 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
6 67 (2.58%) CCNA
7 59 (2.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 47 (1.81%) SC Cleared
9 37 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
9 37 (1.43%) MCSA
10 32 (1.23%) PMI Certification
11 26 (1.00%) A+ Certification
12 24 (0.93%) MCP
12 24 (0.93%) PMP
13 22 (0.85%) DBS Check
13 22 (0.85%) MCITP
14 19 (0.73%) CCNP
15 18 (0.69%) MOS
16 17 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
17 16 (0.62%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (8.56%) SLA
2 101 (3.90%) QA
3 85 (3.28%) PMO
4 52 (2.01%) GDPR
5 34 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 26 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.42%) Good Clinical Practice
8 10 (0.39%) GMP
8 10 (0.39%) IEC 61508
9 8 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 5 (0.19%) GAMP
12 4 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
12 4 (0.15%) GxP
12 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.15%) MISRA
12 4 (0.15%) NIST
13 3 (0.12%) HAZOP
13 3 (0.12%) MiFID
13 3 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 728 (28.08%) Active Directory
2 229 (8.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (5.63%) Hyper-V
4 48 (1.85%) vSphere
5 45 (1.74%) XenApp
6 35 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (1.31%) XenDesktop
8 28 (1.08%) Docker
9 25 (0.96%) BitLocker
10 23 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (0.62%) Firmware
12 14 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 14 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
13 13 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.39%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
17 3 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
17 3 (0.12%) PowerHA
18 2 (0.077%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 162 (6.25%) SCCM
2 139 (5.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 41 (1.58%) WSUS
4 36 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
5 29 (1.12%) Kubernetes
6 20 (0.77%) SCOM
7 19 (0.73%) Jamf Pro
8 15 (0.58%) AirWatch
8 15 (0.58%) Terraform
9 13 (0.50%) Backup Exec
10 10 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (0.31%) Ansible
12 8 (0.31%) vRealize
13 7 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.23%) Puppet
14 6 (0.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,864 (71.89%) Microsoft
2 306 (11.80%) VMware
3 232 (8.95%) Citrix
4 210 (8.10%) Cisco
5 125 (4.82%) Apple
6 106 (4.09%) SAP
7 102 (3.93%) Oracle
8 89 (3.43%) Google
9 76 (2.93%) ServiceNow
10 70 (2.70%) HP
11 53 (2.04%) Veeam
12 48 (1.85%) Remedy
13 47 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
14 46 (1.77%) Sophos
15 43 (1.66%) IBM
16 42 (1.62%) Adobe
17 40 (1.54%) Dell
18 39 (1.50%) iManage
18 39 (1.50%) NetApp
19 32 (1.23%) McAfee