Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 75 73
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 6,554 7,204 7,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.10% 4.01% 4.00%
As % of the Applications category 47.21% 46.51% 46.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5,153 5,795 6,184
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £29,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% - -3.33%

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 13,883 15,488 15,953
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.69% 8.62% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 10,565 12,092 13,058
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,750 £21,338
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% -2.99%

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 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Top 18 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 11 December 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 +6 6,158 £32,500 - 903
UK excluding London +4 3,786 £30,000 +3.45% 699
London +5 2,618 £37,500 -6.25% 242
South East +2 1,316 £30,000 - 184
North of England -10 722 £27,000 -0.57% 171
Midlands +23 668 £30,000 +7.14% 137
West Midlands +21 486 £30,750 +2.50% 78
East of England +2 461 £32,000 +6.67% 77
South West +1 402 £30,000 +9.09% 93
North West -4 369 £30,000 +20.00% 86
Yorkshire +9 311 £25,000 -10.71% 72
East Midlands -1 180 £27,500 +10.00% 59
Scotland +56 170 £32,000 +6.67% 21
Wales -25 60 £30,000 - 15
North East -31 42 £21,000 -27.59% 13
Channel Islands +2 20 £35,000 +7.69%
Northern Ireland -31 5 £57,500 +114.95% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £27,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 4,418 (67.41%) Microsoft
2 3,229 (49.27%) Windows
3 2,344 (35.76%) Active Directory
4 1,656 (25.27%) Office 365
5 1,504 (22.95%) Microsoft Excel
6 1,386 (21.15%) Finance
7 1,347 (20.55%) ITIL
8 1,297 (19.79%) Windows 7
9 1,271 (19.39%) Windows Server
10 1,227 (18.72%) Windows 10
11 1,115 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
12 1,003 (15.30%) SQL
13 907 (13.84%) Project Management
14 867 (13.23%) Degree
15 853 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
16 845 (12.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 804 (12.27%) MS Exchange
18 786 (11.99%) VMware
19 704 (10.74%) SharePoint
20 653 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
21 645 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
22 636 (9.70%) Citrix
23 604 (9.22%) SQL Server
24 600 (9.15%) SLA
25 589 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
26 571 (8.71%) Windows Server 2008
27 523 (7.98%) Firewall
27 523 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
28 520 (7.93%) Microsoft Certification
29 517 (7.89%) 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
1 804 (12.27%) MS Exchange
2 704 (10.74%) SharePoint
3 274 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 229 (3.49%) Skype for Business
5 126 (1.92%) Confluence
6 114 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 97 (1.48%) IIS
8 72 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
9 65 (0.99%) CMS
10 55 (0.84%) IBM Notes
11 46 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
12 41 (0.63%) SAS
13 30 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
14 28 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
15 22 (0.34%) Apache
16 21 (0.32%) WordPress
17 18 (0.27%) Tomcat
18 14 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
19 13 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 11 (0.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 1,504 (22.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 845 (12.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 510 (7.78%) MS Visio
4 366 (5.58%) Microsoft Project
5 54 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 51 (0.78%) Photoshop
7 50 (0.76%) AutoCAD
8 42 (0.64%) Acrobat
9 26 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 15 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 12 (0.18%) RoboHelp
12 10 (0.15%) FrameMaker
12 10 (0.15%) InDesign
13 7 (0.11%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.092%) Camtasia
14 6 (0.092%) Open Workbench
14 6 (0.092%) Revit
15 5 (0.076%) Adobe Premiere
16 4 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
16 4 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 92 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 26 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 18 (0.27%) Carpe Diem
5 14 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 11 (0.17%) assyst
8 10 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 10 (0.15%) Primavera
8 10 (0.15%) Sage 200
8 10 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 8 (0.12%) Elite 3E
9 8 (0.12%) Relativity
9 8 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
10 7 (0.11%) Sage CRM
10 7 (0.11%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.092%) Eikon
11 6 (0.092%) Misys Midas
11 6 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,656 (25.27%) Office 365
2 645 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 229 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
4 145 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 106 (1.62%) SaaS
6 81 (1.24%) Mimecast
7 67 (1.02%) G Suite
8 66 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 49 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
10 48 (0.73%) IaaS
11 44 (0.67%) PaaS
12 34 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
12 34 (0.52%) Serverless
13 30 (0.46%) OneDrive
14 25 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
14 25 (0.38%) Amazon S3
15 23 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
15 23 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
15 23 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 523 (7.98%) Firewall
2 517 (7.89%) DNS
3 489 (7.46%) DHCP
4 458 (6.99%) TCP/IP
5 352 (5.37%) LAN
6 337 (5.14%) VPN
7 305 (4.65%) WAN
8 260 (3.97%) VoIP
9 256 (3.91%) Internet
10 224 (3.42%) SAN
11 219 (3.34%) Skype
12 182 (2.78%) Wireless
13 126 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
14 117 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
15 112 (1.71%) VLAN
16 101 (1.54%) Intranet
17 84 (1.28%) Network Security
18 75 (1.14%) Unified Communications
19 59 (0.90%) PBX
20 55 (0.84%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 604 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 162 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 109 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 107 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
5 98 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 95 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 92 (1.40%) Relational Database
8 79 (1.21%) Power BI
9 53 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
10 47 (0.72%) Big Data
11 46 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 41 (0.63%) MySQL
13 38 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
14 37 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
15 35 (0.53%) Oracle Database
16 34 (0.52%) Blockchain
17 29 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
17 29 (0.44%) QlikView
18 28 (0.43%) RDBMS
19 25 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 250 (3.81%) JIRA
2 112 (1.71%) Visual Studio
3 43 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 38 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (0.35%) Subversion
6 22 (0.34%) MSI
7 21 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 19 (0.29%) Selenium
9 18 (0.27%) Jenkins
10 17 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
11 14 (0.21%) Hudson
12 12 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
12 12 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (0.15%) AdminStudio
13 10 (0.15%) FrontPage
14 8 (0.12%) Axure RP
14 8 (0.12%) Maven
14 8 (0.12%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
15 7 (0.11%) Bitbucket
16 6 (0.092%) GCC
General
1 1,386 (21.15%) Finance
2 321 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 310 (4.73%) Banking
4 303 (4.62%) Legal
5 288 (4.39%) Retail
6 278 (4.24%) Law
7 254 (3.88%) Marketing
8 112 (1.71%) Manufacturing
9 98 (1.50%) Advertising
10 85 (1.30%) Publishing
11 76 (1.16%) Billing
12 75 (1.14%) Back Office
13 71 (1.08%) Financial Institution
14 67 (1.02%) Electronics
15 52 (0.79%) Investment Banking
16 48 (0.73%) French Language
17 42 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
18 37 (0.56%) Front Office
18 37 (0.56%) German Language
19 30 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,031 (30.99%) Analyst
2 862 (13.15%) Support Engineer
3 773 (11.79%) IT Support
4 713 (10.88%) Support Analyst
5 553 (8.44%) Service Analyst
6 479 (7.31%) Service Desk Analyst
7 457 (6.97%) IT Analyst
8 441 (6.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 439 (6.70%) Desktop Support
10 417 (6.36%) IT Engineer
11 312 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
11 312 (4.76%) Project Manager
12 291 (4.44%) IT Support Analyst
13 287 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
14 283 (4.32%) Developer
15 259 (3.95%) 1st Line Support
16 250 (3.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 249 (3.80%) Administrator
18 247 (3.77%) Business Analyst
19 216 (3.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (4.07%) HTML
2 243 (3.71%) .NET
3 141 (2.15%) XML
4 138 (2.11%) CSS
5 121 (1.85%) ASP.NET
6 115 (1.75%) Web Services
7 78 (1.19%) jQuery
8 56 (0.85%) HTML5
9 55 (0.84%) .NET Framework
10 48 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (0.46%) SOAP
11 30 (0.46%) WCF
12 29 (0.44%) Software Packaging
13 28 (0.43%) COM
14 26 (0.40%) JSON
15 24 (0.37%) AngularJS
16 21 (0.32%) CSS3
17 18 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
17 18 (0.27%) Entity Framework
17 18 (0.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 853 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
2 425 (6.48%) Self-Motivation
3 379 (5.78%) Management Information System
4 328 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 194 (2.96%) Driving Licence
6 152 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
7 130 (1.98%) iPhone
8 123 (1.88%) Fintech
9 115 (1.75%) User Experience
10 109 (1.66%) Blackberry
11 100 (1.53%) Fat Client
11 100 (1.53%) Thin Client
12 97 (1.48%) Hedge funds
13 86 (1.31%) Smartphone
14 82 (1.25%) e-Learning
15 73 (1.11%) iPad
16 61 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
17 58 (0.88%) NHS
18 51 (0.78%) Replication
19 48 (0.73%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3,229 (49.27%) Windows
2 1,297 (19.79%) Windows 7
3 1,271 (19.39%) Windows Server
4 1,227 (18.72%) Windows 10
5 589 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 571 (8.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 326 (4.97%) Linux
8 305 (4.65%) Windows 8
9 198 (3.02%) Apple iOS
10 183 (2.79%) Android
11 165 (2.52%) Mac OS X
12 138 (2.11%) Windows XP
13 103 (1.57%) Mac OS
13 103 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 86 (1.31%) Unix
15 39 (0.60%) Windows Vista
16 35 (0.53%) CentOS
16 35 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 31 (0.47%) Ubuntu
18 29 (0.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,347 (20.55%) ITIL
2 1,115 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
3 907 (13.84%) Project Management
4 653 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
5 384 (5.86%) Time Management
6 380 (5.80%) CRM
7 375 (5.72%) PRINCE2
8 368 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 364 (5.55%) Service Delivery
10 360 (5.49%) Service Management
11 334 (5.10%) Incident Management
12 286 (4.36%) Change Management
13 285 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
14 261 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
15 250 (3.81%) Computer Science
16 244 (3.72%) Migration
17 239 (3.65%) Business Analysis
18 238 (3.63%) Analytics
18 238 (3.63%) ITSM
19 236 (3.60%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 1,003 (15.30%) SQL
2 378 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 214 (3.27%) C#
4 206 (3.14%) JavaScript
5 183 (2.79%) C
6 159 (2.43%) Python
7 143 (2.18%) VBA
8 125 (1.91%) Java
9 114 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 77 (1.17%) VB
11 65 (0.99%) Perl
12 56 (0.85%) VBScript
13 52 (0.79%) PL/SQL
14 50 (0.76%) Shell Script
14 50 (0.76%) VB.NET
15 40 (0.61%) C++
16 35 (0.53%) PHP
17 33 (0.50%) Bash Shell
18 24 (0.37%) Scala
19 19 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 867 (13.23%) Degree
2 520 (7.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 338 (5.16%) MCSE
4 327 (4.99%) Security Cleared
5 219 (3.34%) MCSA
6 194 (2.96%) SC Cleared
7 178 (2.72%) MCP
8 167 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
9 142 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
10 130 (1.98%) CCNA
10 130 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 103 (1.57%) A+ Certification
12 85 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 69 (1.05%) MCDST
14 64 (0.98%) PMI Certification
15 63 (0.96%) MOS
16 60 (0.92%) MCITP
17 58 (0.88%) CISSP
18 56 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 54 (0.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 600 (9.15%) SLA
2 248 (3.78%) PMO
3 206 (3.14%) QA
4 156 (2.38%) GDPR
5 115 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 59 (0.90%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 13 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 9 (0.14%) PMBOK
11 7 (0.11%) COBIT
12 6 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.076%) GAMP
13 5 (0.076%) ISO 14001
13 5 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 5 (0.076%) P3O
14 4 (0.061%) GxP
14 4 (0.061%) SEPA
System Software
1 2,344 (35.76%) Active Directory
2 523 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 309 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 138 (2.11%) XenApp
5 90 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
6 85 (1.30%) vSphere
7 67 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 59 (0.90%) XenDesktop
9 57 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
10 55 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
11 48 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
12 40 (0.61%) BitLocker
13 38 (0.58%) Terminal Services
14 34 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
15 28 (0.43%) Terminal Server
16 18 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 15 (0.23%) XenServer
18 13 (0.20%) Firmware
19 5 (0.076%) DFS Replication
20 4 (0.061%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 478 (7.29%) SCCM
2 129 (1.97%) WSUS
3 70 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
4 69 (1.05%) Backup Exec
5 57 (0.87%) AirWatch
6 49 (0.75%) SCOM
7 48 (0.73%) SCVMM
8 45 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 39 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 39 (0.60%) SCOrch
10 35 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
11 31 (0.47%) Ansible
12 25 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
12 25 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 23 (0.35%) vCenter Server
14 20 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 19 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
16 17 (0.26%) Nagios
17 16 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
18 15 (0.23%) SCSM
Vendors
1 4,418 (67.41%) Microsoft
2 786 (11.99%) VMware
3 636 (9.70%) Citrix
4 349 (5.32%) Cisco
5 260 (3.97%) Apple
6 224 (3.42%) HP
7 218 (3.33%) Oracle
8 208 (3.17%) Adobe
9 187 (2.85%) SAP
10 178 (2.72%) Google
11 132 (2.01%) ServiceNow
12 127 (1.94%) iManage
13 117 (1.79%) Avaya
14 113 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
15 103 (1.57%) Remedy
16 90 (1.37%) Symantec
17 87 (1.33%) NetApp
18 85 (1.30%) Veeam
19 78 (1.19%) Dell
19 78 (1.19%) McAfee