Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 70 65
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 6,939 6,882 9,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.91% 4.02% 4.48%
As % of the Applications category 46.60% 46.68% 46.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5,635 5,728 7,599
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,625 £20,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,500 £28,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +3.51% -5.00% +5.26%

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 14,892 14,744 19,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.39% 8.61% 9.61%
Number of salaries quoted 11,697 11,909 15,923
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +1.54% - -

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018. 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 -4 6,454 £32,500 - 1,055
UK excluding London -11 4,168 £29,500 +3.51% 816
London -2 2,547 £37,500 +4.17% 296
South East -14 1,454 £30,500 +1.67% 225
North of England -9 920 £28,000 +1.82% 174
Midlands -3 624 £29,747 +12.25% 168
East of England -14 501 £29,000 -10.77% 115
North West -21 438 £28,000 -3.45% 80
South West -9 424 £25,000 -12.28% 77
West Midlands +1 419 £28,500 +3.64% 107
Yorkshire +14 413 £27,500 +5.77% 73
East Midlands -11 205 £30,000 +26.32% 61
Scotland -2 152 £34,000 +13.33% 27
Wales +25 104 £30,000 +9.09% 23
North East -20 68 £29,000 +26.09% 21
Northern Ireland 0 7 £26,000 -45.26% 6
Channel Islands -7 3 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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 4,762 (68.63%) Microsoft
2 3,662 (52.77%) Windows
3 2,423 (34.92%) Active Directory
4 1,627 (23.45%) Windows 7
5 1,591 (22.93%) Office 365
6 1,463 (21.08%) Finance
7 1,410 (20.32%) ITIL
8 1,344 (19.37%) Microsoft Excel
9 1,331 (19.18%) Windows Server
10 1,238 (17.84%) Windows 10
11 1,215 (17.51%) Problem-Solving
12 1,049 (15.12%) SQL
13 980 (14.12%) Degree
14 904 (13.03%) VMware
15 882 (12.71%) MS Exchange
16 877 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
17 828 (11.93%) Project Management
18 705 (10.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 690 (9.94%) Windows Server 2008
20 689 (9.93%) Citrix
21 685 (9.87%) SQL Server
22 683 (9.84%) SLA
23 646 (9.31%) Windows Server 2012
24 625 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
25 616 (8.88%) SharePoint
26 599 (8.63%) Firewall
27 582 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
28 532 (7.67%) Agile Software Development
29 522 (7.52%) SCCM
30 515 (7.42%) DNS

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
1 882 (12.71%) MS Exchange
2 616 (8.88%) SharePoint
3 247 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 237 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 185 (2.67%) IIS
6 175 (2.52%) Skype for Business
7 103 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 90 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 69 (0.99%) CMS
10 63 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 61 (0.88%) SAS
12 51 (0.73%) Confluence
13 27 (0.39%) Apache
14 25 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
14 25 (0.36%) IBM Notes
15 23 (0.33%) WordPress
16 19 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
17 18 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
18 17 (0.24%) MQSeries
19 12 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1,344 (19.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 705 (10.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 385 (5.55%) MS Visio
4 360 (5.19%) Microsoft Project
5 74 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
6 51 (0.73%) Photoshop
7 38 (0.55%) Acrobat
8 30 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 28 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
10 23 (0.33%) Camtasia
11 22 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
12 18 (0.26%) AutoCAD
13 11 (0.16%) InfoPath
13 11 (0.16%) SPSS
14 10 (0.14%) InDesign
15 8 (0.12%) RoboHelp
16 5 (0.072%) Stata
17 4 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
18 3 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
18 3 (0.043%) Maya
Business Applications
1 68 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 41 (0.59%) Carpe Diem
4 40 (0.58%) Elite 3E
5 37 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
6 25 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
7 21 (0.30%) assyst
8 17 (0.24%) Visualfiles
9 16 (0.23%) NetSuite
10 14 (0.20%) Relativity
11 13 (0.19%) Concordance
12 12 (0.17%) HFM
13 11 (0.16%) Ringtail
13 11 (0.16%) SAP ERP
14 10 (0.14%) CA PPM
14 10 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
14 10 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 9 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
15 9 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
16 8 (0.12%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1,591 (22.93%) Office 365
2 582 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (1.76%) SaaS
4 118 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 108 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
6 74 (1.07%) OneDrive
7 61 (0.88%) Mimecast
8 52 (0.75%) G Suite
9 48 (0.69%) IaaS
10 41 (0.59%) Google Analytics
11 40 (0.58%) PaaS
12 32 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
13 23 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 22 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
15 21 (0.30%) Basecamp
16 11 (0.16%) Slack
16 11 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
16 11 (0.16%) Trello
17 10 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
18 9 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 599 (8.63%) Firewall
2 515 (7.42%) DNS
3 511 (7.36%) LAN
4 494 (7.12%) WAN
5 479 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 449 (6.47%) DHCP
7 393 (5.66%) VPN
8 232 (3.34%) Internet
9 208 (3.00%) VoIP
10 191 (2.75%) SAN
11 185 (2.67%) Skype
12 181 (2.61%) Wireless
13 175 (2.52%) Remote Desktop
14 126 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
15 121 (1.74%) VLAN
16 89 (1.28%) Network Security
17 86 (1.24%) NetScaler
18 63 (0.91%) Intranet
19 50 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
20 48 (0.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 685 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 139 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 108 (1.56%) Relational Database
4 107 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 93 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
6 89 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 77 (1.11%) Power BI
8 63 (0.91%) MS Access
9 58 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 56 (0.81%) Big Data
11 53 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
12 52 (0.75%) MySQL
13 51 (0.73%) Oracle Database
14 50 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
14 50 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 48 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
16 39 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
17 30 (0.43%) QlikView
18 29 (0.42%) Data Mining
19 24 (0.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 182 (2.62%) JIRA
2 68 (0.98%) Visual Studio
3 60 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (0.40%) Selenium
5 17 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (0.22%) FrontPage
7 12 (0.17%) Subversion
7 12 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (0.16%) SpecFlow
9 10 (0.14%) Git (software)
10 9 (0.13%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 8 (0.12%) Axure RP
12 7 (0.10%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 7 (0.10%) InstallShield
13 6 (0.086%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.086%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (0.086%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.072%) Microsoft Blend
14 5 (0.072%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1,463 (21.08%) Finance
2 482 (6.95%) Legal
3 477 (6.87%) Law
4 336 (4.84%) Retail
5 334 (4.81%) Marketing
6 236 (3.40%) Banking
6 236 (3.40%) Telecoms
7 191 (2.75%) Advertising
8 147 (2.12%) Manufacturing
9 106 (1.53%) Back Office
10 83 (1.20%) Billing
11 75 (1.08%) French Language
12 66 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 62 (0.89%) German Language
14 59 (0.85%) Publishing
15 49 (0.71%) Investment Banking
16 45 (0.65%) Electronics
17 40 (0.58%) Front Office
18 34 (0.49%) Local Government
19 32 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 2,322 (33.46%) Analyst
2 872 (12.57%) Support Engineer
3 858 (12.36%) Support Analyst
4 816 (11.76%) IT Support
5 668 (9.63%) Service Analyst
6 576 (8.30%) Service Desk Analyst
7 571 (8.23%) Desktop Support
8 538 (7.75%) 2nd Line Support
9 509 (7.34%) IT Analyst
10 365 (5.26%) IT Engineer
11 331 (4.77%) IT Support Analyst
12 284 (4.09%) IT Support Engineer
13 278 (4.01%) Consultant
14 275 (3.96%) Desktop Engineer
15 261 (3.76%) Developer
16 251 (3.62%) Business Analyst
17 247 (3.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 241 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 240 (3.46%) Project Manager
20 238 (3.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (4.02%) .NET
2 204 (2.94%) HTML
3 139 (2.00%) CSS
4 120 (1.73%) Web Services
5 112 (1.61%) XML
6 87 (1.25%) ASP.NET
7 79 (1.14%) jQuery
8 48 (0.69%) .NET Framework
8 48 (0.69%) HTML5
9 37 (0.53%) COM
10 29 (0.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 28 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (0.40%) JSON
12 26 (0.37%) Software Packaging
13 22 (0.32%) CSS3
14 21 (0.30%) AngularJS
14 21 (0.30%) EDI
14 21 (0.30%) WPF
15 18 (0.26%) RESTful
16 14 (0.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 877 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 419 (6.04%) Self-Motivation
3 331 (4.77%) Management Information System
4 279 (4.02%) Computer Science
5 252 (3.63%) Data Centre
6 231 (3.33%) Blackberry
7 230 (3.31%) Driving Licence
8 152 (2.19%) iPhone
9 141 (2.03%) User Experience
10 111 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
11 105 (1.51%) Fat Client
11 105 (1.51%) Thin Client
12 97 (1.40%) e-Learning
13 84 (1.21%) Smartphone
14 79 (1.14%) iPad
15 78 (1.12%) Fintech
16 73 (1.05%) EPoS
17 53 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
18 50 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
19 46 (0.66%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3,662 (52.77%) Windows
2 1,627 (23.45%) Windows 7
3 1,331 (19.18%) Windows Server
4 1,238 (17.84%) Windows 10
5 690 (9.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 646 (9.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 391 (5.63%) Windows 8
8 304 (4.38%) Linux
9 230 (3.31%) Android
10 185 (2.67%) Mac OS X
11 171 (2.46%) Windows XP
12 162 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 151 (2.18%) Apple iOS
14 98 (1.41%) Unix
15 86 (1.24%) Mac OS
16 27 (0.39%) Windows Vista
17 26 (0.37%) Windows Phone
18 17 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
19 16 (0.23%) Windows 2000
20 15 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,410 (20.32%) ITIL
2 1,215 (17.51%) Problem-Solving
3 828 (11.93%) Project Management
4 532 (7.67%) Agile Software Development
5 505 (7.28%) Service Delivery
6 444 (6.40%) Time Management
7 390 (5.62%) CRM
8 368 (5.30%) Service Management
9 366 (5.27%) Business Intelligence
10 327 (4.71%) Change Management
11 309 (4.45%) PRINCE2
12 273 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 260 (3.75%) Analytics
14 259 (3.73%) Incident Management
15 244 (3.52%) Business Analysis
16 227 (3.27%) ITSM
17 224 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
18 220 (3.17%) Problem Management
19 213 (3.07%) Presales
20 210 (3.03%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1,049 (15.12%) SQL
2 264 (3.80%) PowerShell
3 243 (3.50%) C#
4 183 (2.64%) VBA
5 175 (2.52%) JavaScript
6 152 (2.19%) C
7 145 (2.09%) T-SQL
8 118 (1.70%) Java
9 85 (1.22%) VB
10 77 (1.11%) VBScript
11 68 (0.98%) Python
12 65 (0.94%) VB.NET
13 48 (0.69%) PL/SQL
14 45 (0.65%) R
15 33 (0.48%) PHP
16 29 (0.42%) Shell Script
17 27 (0.39%) C++
18 22 (0.32%) Perl
19 18 (0.26%) Bash Shell
20 15 (0.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 980 (14.12%) Degree
2 625 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 375 (5.40%) MCSE
4 327 (4.71%) Security Cleared
5 238 (3.43%) MCSA
6 231 (3.33%) MCP
7 175 (2.52%) SC Cleared
8 157 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
9 146 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
9 146 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
10 111 (1.60%) CCNA
11 82 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 81 (1.17%) A+ Certification
13 62 (0.89%) PMI Certification
14 61 (0.88%) CCNP
14 61 (0.88%) PMP
15 60 (0.86%) MCITP
16 58 (0.84%) ISEB
17 57 (0.82%) MCDST
18 56 (0.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 683 (9.84%) SLA
2 239 (3.44%) PMO
3 210 (3.03%) QA
4 91 (1.31%) Data Quality
4 91 (1.31%) GDPR
5 82 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 33 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 16 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 14 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 11 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 11 (0.16%) P3O
12 8 (0.12%) GAMP
13 7 (0.10%) COBIT
13 7 (0.10%) IFRS
13 7 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.086%) IFRS 9
15 5 (0.072%) GxP
16 3 (0.043%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2,423 (34.92%) Active Directory
2 463 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 461 (6.64%) Hyper-V
4 206 (2.97%) XenApp
5 160 (2.31%) XenDesktop
6 154 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 132 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
8 111 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
9 85 (1.22%) vSphere
10 84 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
11 58 (0.84%) BitLocker
12 37 (0.53%) Terminal Services
13 29 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
14 27 (0.39%) Firmware
15 17 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
16 15 (0.22%) Terminal Server
16 15 (0.22%) XenServer
17 13 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 9 (0.13%) DFS Replication
19 8 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 522 (7.52%) SCCM
2 135 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 111 (1.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 108 (1.56%) WSUS
5 107 (1.54%) Backup Exec
6 106 (1.53%) SCOrch
7 80 (1.15%) SCVMM
8 77 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 65 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 60 (0.86%) SCOM
11 50 (0.72%) SCSM
12 48 (0.69%) AirWatch
13 47 (0.68%) SCDPM
14 38 (0.55%) vCenter Server
15 34 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
16 22 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
17 19 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
18 17 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
18 17 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 16 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4,762 (68.63%) Microsoft
2 904 (13.03%) VMware
3 689 (9.93%) Citrix
4 507 (7.31%) Cisco
5 359 (5.17%) Apple
6 285 (4.11%) HP
7 248 (3.57%) Oracle
8 197 (2.84%) iManage
9 166 (2.39%) Adobe
10 147 (2.12%) SAP
11 146 (2.10%) Google
12 128 (1.84%) ServiceNow
13 115 (1.66%) Avaya
14 113 (1.63%) Dell
15 102 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
16 95 (1.37%) Symantec
17 90 (1.30%) Remedy
18 84 (1.21%) Veeam
19 83 (1.20%) Capita
19 83 (1.20%) McAfee