Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 70 62
Rank change year-on-year -4 -8 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 7239 7635 9922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.03% 4.08% 4.54%
As % of the Applications category 46.42% 46.67% 45.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5787 6385 8193
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £20,750 £20,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,000 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year - -3.33% +3.45%

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 15594 16360 21629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.67% 8.75% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 12155 13426 17331
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,000 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year +1.54% -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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -3 6879 £32,500 - 450
UK excluding London +3 4278 £29,000 - 314
London -13 2822 £40,000 +14.29% 155
South East +10 1443 £30,000 - 90
North of England -4 934 £27,500 -3.51% 84
Midlands +5 677 £29,000 +3.57% 52
East of England 0 596 £30,000 +7.14% 38
North West -20 465 £25,000 -19.35% 47
West Midlands -1 447 £30,000 - 30
South West -18 414 £29,000 +5.45% 32
Yorkshire +3 389 £29,500 +9.26% 30
East Midlands +18 229 £25,000 +7.87% 22
Scotland -43 105 £30,000 +0.50% 11
Wales 0 84 £31,000 +12.73% 9
North East +9 79 £28,000 +6.67% 7
Northern Ireland -12 33 £26,750 -23.57%
Channel Islands +4 5 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 4933 (68.14%) Microsoft
2 3651 (50.44%) Windows
3 2414 (33.35%) Active Directory
4 1670 (23.07%) Finance
5 1563 (21.59%) Windows 7
6 1524 (21.05%) ITIL
7 1431 (19.77%) Microsoft Excel
8 1424 (19.67%) Office 365
9 1285 (17.75%) Windows Server
10 1193 (16.48%) SQL
11 1085 (14.99%) MS Exchange
12 1048 (14.48%) Degree
13 926 (12.79%) VMware
14 917 (12.67%) Windows 10
15 900 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
16 872 (12.05%) Project Management
17 869 (12.00%) Citrix
18 771 (10.65%) SharePoint
19 719 (9.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 715 (9.88%) SQL Server
21 657 (9.08%) Agile Software Development
22 652 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
23 640 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
24 634 (8.76%) Windows Server 2012
25 579 (8.00%) MS Visio
26 572 (7.90%) SLA
27 571 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
28 539 (7.45%) Firewall
29 536 (7.40%) TCP/IP
30 528 (7.29%) LAN

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 1085 (14.99%) MS Exchange
2 771 (10.65%) SharePoint
3 426 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 367 (5.07%) Skype for Business
5 202 (2.79%) IIS
6 181 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 121 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 108 (1.49%) CMS
9 92 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 71 (0.98%) SAS
11 64 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
12 55 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
12 55 (0.76%) IBM Notes
13 53 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
14 50 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
15 45 (0.62%) Confluence
16 36 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
17 28 (0.39%) MS Project Server
18 24 (0.33%) WordPress
19 22 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1431 (19.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 719 (9.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 579 (8.00%) MS Visio
4 458 (6.33%) Microsoft Project
5 79 (1.09%) Photoshop
6 58 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
7 56 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
8 37 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 31 (0.43%) Acrobat
10 28 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
11 27 (0.37%) InDesign
12 22 (0.30%) AutoCAD
13 13 (0.18%) RoboHelp
14 12 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
14 12 (0.17%) SPSS
15 11 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
16 8 (0.11%) FrameMaker
17 7 (0.097%) Camtasia
18 6 (0.083%) Open Workbench
19 5 (0.069%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 123 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 36 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 28 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 23 (0.32%) NetSuite
6 22 (0.30%) SAP EWM
7 19 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 18 (0.25%) SAP SD
9 17 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
10 15 (0.21%) Visualfiles
11 14 (0.19%) assyst
11 14 (0.19%) Teamcenter
12 11 (0.15%) SAP MM
13 10 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
13 10 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
13 10 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
14 9 (0.12%) Eikon
14 9 (0.12%) HFM
14 9 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 9 (0.12%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1424 (19.67%) Office 365
2 461 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 169 (2.33%) IaaS
4 146 (2.02%) SaaS
5 145 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
6 85 (1.17%) Mimecast
7 61 (0.84%) G Suite
8 56 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 55 (0.76%) OneDrive
9 55 (0.76%) PaaS
10 49 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
11 41 (0.57%) Google Analytics
12 34 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (0.26%) Dropbox
14 16 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 15 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
15 15 (0.21%) Sumo Logic
16 9 (0.12%) Force.com
16 9 (0.12%) Trello
17 7 (0.097%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 539 (7.45%) Firewall
2 536 (7.40%) TCP/IP
3 528 (7.29%) LAN
4 508 (7.02%) DNS
5 493 (6.81%) WAN
6 418 (5.77%) DHCP
7 416 (5.75%) VPN
8 341 (4.71%) Skype
9 250 (3.45%) VoIP
10 242 (3.34%) Internet
11 166 (2.29%) SAN
12 163 (2.25%) Wireless
13 131 (1.81%) VLAN
14 123 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
15 108 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
16 95 (1.31%) Intranet
17 84 (1.16%) Network Security
18 59 (0.82%) MPLS
19 56 (0.77%) SSL
20 52 (0.72%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 715 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 183 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 154 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 106 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 97 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
6 80 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
7 79 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
7 79 (1.09%) MySQL
7 79 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 63 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 60 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 60 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 52 (0.72%) Power BI
11 49 (0.68%) MS Access
12 37 (0.51%) QlikView
13 35 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
14 34 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
15 31 (0.43%) RDBMS
16 27 (0.37%) GIS
16 27 (0.37%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 203 (2.80%) JIRA
2 138 (1.91%) Visual Studio
3 132 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (0.50%) Selenium
5 29 (0.40%) Axure RP
5 29 (0.40%) Subversion
6 27 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 22 (0.30%) HP UFT
8 21 (0.29%) MSI
9 20 (0.28%) T4 Templates
9 20 (0.28%) WiX
10 15 (0.21%) Dreamweaver
10 15 (0.21%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 14 (0.19%) ProC
11 14 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
12 13 (0.18%) Eclipse
12 13 (0.18%) InstallShield
12 13 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
12 13 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
13 11 (0.15%) LoadRunner
General
1 1670 (23.07%) Finance
2 481 (6.64%) Legal
3 414 (5.72%) Law
4 388 (5.36%) Banking
5 369 (5.10%) Marketing
6 324 (4.48%) Telecoms
7 294 (4.06%) Retail
8 236 (3.26%) Investment Banking
9 201 (2.78%) Manufacturing
9 201 (2.78%) Retail Banking
10 162 (2.24%) Advertising
11 113 (1.56%) Electronics
12 108 (1.49%) Back Office
13 105 (1.45%) Financial Institution
14 64 (0.88%) French Language
15 60 (0.83%) Publishing
16 59 (0.82%) Games
17 57 (0.79%) Billing
18 56 (0.77%) Front Office
19 42 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2518 (34.78%) Analyst
2 939 (12.97%) Support Analyst
3 832 (11.49%) Support Engineer
4 800 (11.05%) IT Support
5 637 (8.80%) Service Analyst
6 545 (7.53%) Service Desk Analyst
7 534 (7.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 472 (6.52%) Desktop Support
9 461 (6.37%) IT Analyst
10 417 (5.76%) Developer
11 380 (5.25%) Project Manager
12 360 (4.97%) Business Analyst
13 337 (4.66%) IT Support Analyst
14 315 (4.35%) IT Engineer
15 267 (3.69%) 1st Line Support
16 251 (3.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 247 (3.41%) Consultant
18 239 (3.30%) Applications Support
19 235 (3.25%) IT Support Engineer
20 231 (3.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 435 (6.01%) .NET
2 313 (4.32%) HTML
3 209 (2.89%) CSS
4 195 (2.69%) ASP.NET
5 140 (1.93%) Web Services
5 140 (1.93%) XML
6 123 (1.70%) jQuery
7 94 (1.30%) AngularJS
8 92 (1.27%) HTML5
9 79 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 77 (1.06%) .NET Framework
11 68 (0.94%) WinForms
12 46 (0.64%) CSS3
13 41 (0.57%) WPF
14 40 (0.55%) COM
14 40 (0.55%) XSLT
15 39 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 39 (0.54%) WCF
16 38 (0.52%) EDI
17 37 (0.51%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 900 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
2 391 (5.40%) Management Information System
3 345 (4.77%) Computer Science
4 305 (4.21%) User Experience
5 298 (4.12%) Blackberry
6 247 (3.41%) Driving Licence
7 237 (3.27%) Data Centre
8 154 (2.13%) iPhone
9 114 (1.57%) iPad
10 107 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
11 104 (1.44%) Smartphone
12 100 (1.38%) e-Learning
13 89 (1.23%) Social Media
14 79 (1.09%) Hedge funds
15 67 (0.93%) Fat Client
15 67 (0.93%) Thin Client
16 64 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
17 62 (0.86%) Mobile App
18 52 (0.72%) Virtual Team
19 49 (0.68%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3651 (50.44%) Windows
2 1563 (21.59%) Windows 7
3 1285 (17.75%) Windows Server
4 917 (12.67%) Windows 10
5 640 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 634 (8.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 486 (6.71%) Windows 8
8 301 (4.16%) Android
9 292 (4.03%) Mac OS X
10 283 (3.91%) Linux
11 252 (3.48%) Windows XP
12 245 (3.38%) Apple iOS
13 204 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 153 (2.11%) Unix
15 72 (0.99%) Mac OS
16 50 (0.69%) Windows Phone
17 46 (0.64%) Windows Vista
18 35 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 30 (0.41%) Solaris
20 29 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1524 (21.05%) ITIL
2 872 (12.05%) Project Management
3 657 (9.08%) Agile Software Development
4 468 (6.46%) CRM
5 467 (6.45%) Service Management
6 431 (5.95%) Time Management
7 415 (5.73%) Service Delivery
8 409 (5.65%) PRINCE2
9 393 (5.43%) Asset Management
10 377 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
11 358 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 347 (4.79%) Change Management
13 312 (4.31%) Business Analysis
14 272 (3.76%) Problem Management
15 269 (3.72%) ERP
16 257 (3.55%) Analytics
17 255 (3.52%) Mentoring
17 255 (3.52%) SDLC
18 245 (3.38%) Wealth Management
19 237 (3.27%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1193 (16.48%) SQL
2 404 (5.58%) C#
3 311 (4.30%) JavaScript
4 285 (3.94%) PowerShell
5 188 (2.60%) Java
6 147 (2.03%) C
7 146 (2.02%) VB.NET
8 139 (1.92%) T-SQL
9 138 (1.91%) VBA
10 124 (1.71%) VB
11 96 (1.33%) Python
12 83 (1.15%) PHP
13 71 (0.98%) C++
14 62 (0.86%) Shell Script
15 47 (0.65%) VBScript
16 46 (0.64%) PL/SQL
17 39 (0.54%) Perl
18 35 (0.48%) R
19 22 (0.30%) Bash Shell
20 20 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1048 (14.48%) Degree
2 652 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 390 (5.39%) MCSE
4 321 (4.43%) Security Cleared
5 244 (3.37%) MCP
6 201 (2.78%) MCSA
7 194 (2.68%) SC Cleared
8 177 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
9 146 (2.02%) CCNA
10 141 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
11 136 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
12 130 (1.80%) DV Cleared
13 118 (1.63%) CCA
13 118 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
14 88 (1.22%) ISEB
15 85 (1.17%) ISTQB
16 82 (1.13%) PMI Certification
17 81 (1.12%) MCITP
18 76 (1.05%) A+ Certification
19 69 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 572 (7.90%) SLA
2 239 (3.30%) PMO
3 229 (3.16%) QA
4 97 (1.34%) Data Quality
5 70 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 49 (0.68%) GDPR
7 39 (0.54%) PCI DSS
8 23 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.22%) SEPA
10 14 (0.19%) GAMP
10 14 (0.19%) P3O
11 13 (0.18%) ISO 14001
11 13 (0.18%) ISO 22301
12 12 (0.17%) COBIT
13 10 (0.14%) GxP
14 9 (0.12%) GAAP
15 8 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
16 7 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 7 (0.097%) GMP
16 7 (0.097%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2414 (33.35%) Active Directory
2 571 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 397 (5.48%) Hyper-V
4 265 (3.66%) XenApp
5 214 (2.96%) XenDesktop
6 102 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 82 (1.13%) vSphere
8 78 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
9 63 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
10 58 (0.80%) Terminal Services
11 56 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
12 34 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
13 33 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
14 28 (0.39%) XenServer
15 27 (0.37%) BitLocker
16 26 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 20 (0.28%) Postfix
18 15 (0.21%) Firmware
19 12 (0.17%) KVM
20 9 (0.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 474 (6.55%) SCCM
2 126 (1.74%) AirWatch
2 126 (1.74%) WSUS
3 74 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 64 (0.88%) Backup Exec
5 50 (0.69%) SCOM
6 47 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
7 40 (0.55%) vCenter Server
8 35 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
9 23 (0.32%) SCVMM
10 21 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
11 19 (0.26%) OpenView
11 19 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 19 (0.26%) XenMobile
12 17 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 15 (0.21%) Nagios
14 14 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
14 14 (0.19%) ServiceCenter
14 14 (0.19%) Tivoli
14 14 (0.19%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 4933 (68.14%) Microsoft
2 926 (12.79%) VMware
3 869 (12.00%) Citrix
4 519 (7.17%) Cisco
5 399 (5.51%) Apple
6 327 (4.52%) Oracle
7 275 (3.80%) HP
8 252 (3.48%) SAP
9 194 (2.68%) Adobe
10 176 (2.43%) ServiceNow
11 162 (2.24%) Dell
12 161 (2.22%) McAfee
13 155 (2.14%) iManage
14 130 (1.80%) Google
15 121 (1.67%) AppSense
16 104 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
17 100 (1.38%) Veeam
18 95 (1.31%) Symantec
19 90 (1.24%) Avaya
19 90 (1.24%) Remedy