Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 120 71
Rank change year-on-year +30 -49 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 4,450 1,337 5,471
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.50% 2.69% 3.99%
As % of the Applications category 41.18% 44.18% 49.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,907 1,107 4,459
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,250 £21,000
25th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £39,500 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.06% +21.54% -
75th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £66,100 £65,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% +0.33%

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 10,807 3,026 11,089
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.50% 6.10% 8.09%
Number of salaries quoted 6,496 2,485 8,854
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £22,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +20.00% -6.25%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £38,250 £34,000
% change year-on-year -1.96% +12.50% -2.86%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 +28 3,881 £37,500 -6.25% 1,061
UK excluding London +34 2,859 £32,500 -7.14% 922
London +21 1,324 £47,500 - 218
North of England +19 755 £33,650 -3.96% 249
South East +15 665 £35,000 - 198
Work from Home -14 612 £45,000 +7.65% 110
Midlands +34 547 £32,500 - 181
North West +16 420 £33,500 -13.29% 131
West Midlands +24 304 £33,250 +10.83% 98
South West +22 290 £29,000 -12.96% 119
East of England +19 275 £35,000 -2.78% 96
Yorkshire +10 259 £30,500 +10.91% 89
East Midlands +30 236 £32,500 -7.14% 82
Scotland +20 159 £30,000 -3.23% 52
Wales +3 97 £28,500 -5.00% 24
Northern Ireland - 96 £40,000 - 3
North East +22 76 £35,000 +3.70% 29

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 3,234 (72.67%) Microsoft
2 2,026 (45.53%) Social Skills
3 1,491 (33.51%) Windows
4 1,282 (28.81%) Microsoft 365
5 1,186 (26.65%) Microsoft Excel
6 1,087 (24.43%) Active Directory
7 1,063 (23.89%) Problem-Solving
8 892 (20.04%) Finance
9 762 (17.12%) Degree
10 761 (17.10%) Windows 10
11 750 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
12 715 (16.07%) SQL
13 668 (15.01%) Azure
14 662 (14.88%) Project Management
15 607 (13.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 599 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
17 596 (13.39%) Windows Server
18 561 (12.61%) ITIL
19 534 (12.00%) Retail
20 514 (11.55%) Service Delivery
21 510 (11.46%) SharePoint
22 445 (10.00%) Management Information System
23 401 (9.01%) SQL Server
24 384 (8.63%) VMware
25 377 (8.47%) Line Management
26 368 (8.27%) Self-Motivation
27 363 (8.16%) Organisational Skills
28 346 (7.78%) Facilities Management
29 320 (7.19%) SLA
30 309 (6.94%) Time Management

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
1 510 (11.46%) SharePoint
2 245 (5.51%) MS Exchange
3 105 (2.36%) Confluence
4 75 (1.69%) CMS
5 68 (1.53%) IIS
6 52 (1.17%) SAS
7 47 (1.06%) Skype for Business
8 33 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
9 31 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
12 16 (0.36%) Drupal
13 10 (0.22%) Joomla!
13 10 (0.22%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.20%) MTS
15 8 (0.18%) WordPress
16 7 (0.16%) ArcGIS
16 7 (0.16%) nginx
16 7 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
17 5 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1,186 (26.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 607 (13.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 250 (5.62%) MS Visio
4 194 (4.36%) Microsoft Project
5 52 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 39 (0.88%) AutoCAD
7 31 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 30 (0.67%) Photoshop
9 19 (0.43%) InDesign
10 17 (0.38%) Acrobat
11 13 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (0.20%) FrameMaker
13 8 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
14 6 (0.13%) Revit
14 6 (0.13%) Sketch
15 5 (0.11%) Adobe XD
15 5 (0.11%) Siemens NX
15 5 (0.11%) Solid Edge
15 5 (0.11%) SPSS
16 4 (0.090%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 62 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 29 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
3 29 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
4 23 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
4 23 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
5 22 (0.49%) Maximo
5 22 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
6 19 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
7 17 (0.38%) NetSuite
7 17 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
8 15 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
9 14 (0.31%) IBM Planning Analytics
10 13 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 12 (0.27%) Primavera
12 11 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
13 10 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
13 10 (0.22%) SAP ERP
14 9 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
14 9 (0.20%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,282 (28.81%) Microsoft 365
2 668 (15.01%) Azure
3 280 (6.29%) Power Platform
4 196 (4.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 174 (3.91%) AWS
6 142 (3.19%) SaaS
7 116 (2.61%) OneDrive
8 80 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
9 69 (1.55%) IaaS
10 66 (1.48%) PaaS
11 61 (1.37%) PowerApps
12 59 (1.33%) Power Automate
13 42 (0.94%) GCP
14 39 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 38 (0.85%) Mimecast
16 30 (0.67%) Google Workspace
17 28 (0.63%) Google Analytics
18 21 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
19 20 (0.45%) Google Ads
19 20 (0.45%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 297 (6.67%) DNS
1 297 (6.67%) Firewall
2 276 (6.20%) WAN
3 267 (6.00%) TCP/IP
4 259 (5.82%) LAN
5 255 (5.73%) DHCP
6 248 (5.57%) VPN
7 126 (2.83%) Internet
8 118 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
9 104 (2.34%) Wireless
10 100 (2.25%) VLAN
11 88 (1.98%) VoIP
12 81 (1.82%) Skype
13 72 (1.62%) SAN
14 69 (1.55%) Cisco IOS
15 47 (1.06%) WebEx
16 46 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
17 37 (0.83%) NAS
18 36 (0.81%) Intranet
19 21 (0.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 401 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 244 (5.48%) Power BI
3 112 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 107 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 73 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 70 (1.57%) Tableau
7 67 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
8 51 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
9 45 (1.01%) MS Access
10 41 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
10 41 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 40 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 36 (0.81%) RDBMS
13 33 (0.74%) Metadata
14 27 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
14 27 (0.61%) MySQL
15 25 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
16 23 (0.52%) Big Data
16 23 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
16 23 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 212 (4.76%) JIRA
2 73 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 39 (0.88%) Selenium
4 35 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
4 35 (0.79%) Visual Studio
5 32 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
7 24 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 18 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 14 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
10 10 (0.22%) Liquibase
11 8 (0.18%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.16%) Dreamweaver
12 7 (0.16%) NUnit
12 7 (0.16%) SpecFlow
12 7 (0.16%) Subversion
13 6 (0.13%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.13%) Cactus
13 6 (0.13%) HP UFT
13 6 (0.13%) Maven
General
1 2,026 (45.53%) Social Skills
2 892 (20.04%) Finance
3 750 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
4 534 (12.00%) Retail
5 363 (8.16%) Organisational Skills
6 299 (6.72%) Marketing
7 223 (5.01%) Legal
8 219 (4.92%) Law
9 216 (4.85%) Manufacturing
10 198 (4.45%) Presentation Skills
11 151 (3.39%) Banking
12 148 (3.33%) Telecoms
13 111 (2.49%) Public Sector
14 106 (2.38%) Influencing Skills
15 102 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 83 (1.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 61 (1.37%) Advertising
18 45 (1.01%) French Language
19 43 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
20 41 (0.92%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,129 (25.37%) Analyst
2 467 (10.49%) IT Support
3 324 (7.28%) Support Engineer
4 316 (7.10%) Support Analyst
5 238 (5.35%) IT Analyst
6 226 (5.08%) Developer
7 215 (4.83%) Service Analyst
8 211 (4.74%) Consultant
8 211 (4.74%) Project Manager
9 208 (4.67%) IT Engineer
10 189 (4.25%) Business Analyst
11 188 (4.22%) Service Desk Analyst
12 169 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
13 148 (3.33%) IT Support Analyst
13 148 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
14 137 (3.08%) Support Technician
15 122 (2.74%) Desktop Support
16 108 (2.43%) IT Technician
17 107 (2.40%) IT Manager
18 103 (2.31%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (4.04%) HTML
2 148 (3.33%) .NET
3 118 (2.65%) XML
4 115 (2.58%) CSS
5 75 (1.69%) Web Services
6 67 (1.51%) jQuery
7 64 (1.44%) COM
8 61 (1.37%) JSON
9 57 (1.28%) ASP.NET
10 46 (1.03%) .NET Framework
11 44 (0.99%) XSLT
12 36 (0.81%) REST
13 35 (0.79%) React
14 30 (0.67%) Ajax
15 29 (0.65%) AngularJS
15 29 (0.65%) HTML5
16 28 (0.63%) SOAP
17 24 (0.54%) Entity Framework
18 19 (0.43%) EDI
18 19 (0.43%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 445 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 368 (8.27%) Self-Motivation
3 231 (5.19%) Driving Licence
4 108 (2.43%) Data Centre
4 108 (2.43%) Video Conferencing
5 95 (2.13%) EPoS
6 92 (2.07%) User Experience
7 83 (1.87%) Life Science
8 66 (1.48%) Blackberry
9 64 (1.44%) CCTV
9 64 (1.44%) iPhone
10 59 (1.33%) Virtual Team
11 56 (1.26%) Social Media
12 55 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
12 55 (1.24%) iPad
13 38 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
14 37 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
14 37 (0.83%) Mobile App
14 37 (0.83%) Smartphone
15 33 (0.74%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1,491 (33.51%) Windows
2 761 (17.10%) Windows 10
3 596 (13.39%) Windows Server
4 298 (6.70%) Windows 7
5 251 (5.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 201 (4.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 143 (3.21%) Android
7 143 (3.21%) Windows Server 2019
8 130 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 123 (2.76%) Linux
10 122 (2.74%) Windows 8
11 107 (2.40%) Apple iOS
12 77 (1.73%) Mac OS
13 65 (1.46%) Mac OS X
14 50 (1.12%) Windows XP
15 38 (0.85%) Unix
16 16 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.22%) VMS
17 10 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
18 7 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,063 (23.89%) Problem-Solving
2 662 (14.88%) Project Management
3 599 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
4 561 (12.61%) ITIL
5 514 (11.55%) Service Delivery
6 377 (8.47%) Line Management
7 346 (7.78%) Facilities Management
8 309 (6.94%) Time Management
9 299 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
10 298 (6.70%) Information Security
11 278 (6.25%) Analytics
12 270 (6.07%) Decision-Making
13 259 (5.82%) Project Delivery
14 251 (5.64%) CRM
15 250 (5.62%) Change Management
16 235 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
16 235 (5.28%) ERP
17 231 (5.19%) Data Analysis
18 209 (4.70%) Mentoring
19 204 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 715 (16.07%) SQL
2 280 (6.29%) PowerShell
3 188 (4.22%) C#
4 163 (3.66%) JavaScript
5 148 (3.33%) Python
6 107 (2.40%) T-SQL
7 101 (2.27%) VBA
8 99 (2.22%) C
9 72 (1.62%) PL/SQL
10 71 (1.60%) VB
11 66 (1.48%) Java
12 43 (0.97%) PHP
13 30 (0.67%) R
14 26 (0.58%) VB.NET
15 25 (0.56%) MATLAB
16 21 (0.47%) TypeScript
17 17 (0.38%) Ruby
18 11 (0.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 10 (0.22%) VBScript
20 9 (0.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 762 (17.12%) Degree
2 191 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 128 (2.88%) Security Cleared
4 87 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
5 84 (1.89%) MCSE
6 83 (1.87%) HNC
7 80 (1.80%) HND
8 79 (1.78%) CCNA
9 77 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
10 67 (1.51%) SC Cleared
11 63 (1.42%) MCSA
12 60 (1.35%) MCP
13 48 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
14 41 (0.92%) ISEB
14 41 (0.92%) PMI Certification
15 38 (0.85%) PMP
15 38 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 33 (0.74%) A+ Certification
17 31 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 30 (0.67%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 320 (7.19%) SLA
2 197 (4.43%) QA
3 119 (2.67%) GDPR
4 109 (2.45%) PMO
5 86 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 70 (1.57%) Data Quality
7 36 (0.81%) GMP
8 29 (0.65%) Good Clinical Practice
9 24 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 20 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
11 17 (0.38%) GxP
12 16 (0.36%) Accessibility
12 16 (0.36%) GLP
13 14 (0.31%) HL7
14 13 (0.29%) ISO 9001
14 13 (0.29%) P3O
15 12 (0.27%) NIST
16 10 (0.22%) Def Stans
16 10 (0.22%) IEC 61508
17 8 (0.18%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 1,087 (24.43%) Active Directory
2 291 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 264 (5.93%) Hyper-V
4 44 (0.99%) vSphere
5 34 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
6 29 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
7 28 (0.63%) BitLocker
8 22 (0.49%) XenDesktop
9 18 (0.40%) XenApp
10 16 (0.36%) Terminal Services
11 15 (0.34%) Firmware
12 14 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
14 9 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.18%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.13%) Docker
17 4 (0.090%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 3 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
18 3 (0.067%) Terminal Server
18 3 (0.067%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 233 (5.24%) SCCM
2 223 (5.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 52 (1.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 48 (1.08%) Jamf Pro
5 47 (1.06%) WSUS
6 31 (0.70%) SCOM
7 28 (0.63%) Backup Exec
8 27 (0.61%) Terraform
9 22 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
10 18 (0.40%) NetBackup
11 16 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 15 (0.34%) Kubernetes
13 14 (0.31%) SCVMM
14 11 (0.25%) AirWatch
15 9 (0.20%) HP ALM
15 9 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (0.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 7 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
17 7 (0.16%) PowerCLI
17 7 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3,234 (72.67%) Microsoft
2 384 (8.63%) VMware
3 303 (6.81%) Cisco
4 208 (4.67%) Oracle
5 201 (4.52%) Citrix
6 182 (4.09%) Apple
7 176 (3.96%) Google
8 173 (3.89%) SAP
9 127 (2.85%) ServiceNow
10 117 (2.63%) Adobe
11 109 (2.45%) Veeam
12 96 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
13 90 (2.02%) HP
14 64 (1.44%) Remedy
15 59 (1.33%) iManage
16 51 (1.15%) Meraki
17 50 (1.12%) JD Edwards
18 48 (1.08%) Dell
19 41 (0.92%) Facebook
20 37 (0.83%) Workday