Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 122 73 69
Rank change year-on-year -49 -4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,984 4,673 6,088
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.62% 3.82% 4.08%
As % of the Applications category 42.13% 49.14% 47.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,810 3,977 4,977
Median annual salary £36,500 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.35% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +6.56% -6.15% +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 4,709 9,510 12,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.22% 7.78% 8.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3,583 7,592 9,678
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,800 £22,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -41 1,815 £36,000 +7.46% 417
UK excluding London -27 1,313 £32,500 +6.56% 358
London -78 552 £48,000 +20.00% 83
North of England -21 343 £28,500 -4.20% 86
South East -44 316 £32,500 -2.99% 82
Midlands -14 275 £35,000 +25.00% 71
Work from Home -22 257 £38,250 -23.50% 61
West Midlands -7 197 £35,000 +16.67% 49
South West -3 187 £31,000 +6.90% 44
North West -15 186 £32,750 +9.17% 47
Yorkshire -19 138 £26,500 -10.48% 30
East of England -10 106 £32,500 +11.11% 49
East Midlands -14 77 £32,175 +21.28% 21
Scotland -29 60 £30,000 -14.30% 15
Wales 0 37 £32,500 -2.99% 8
North East -19 19 £26,000 -3.70% 9
Northern Ireland -1 5 £40,000 +77.78% 4

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1,420 (71.57%) Microsoft
2 845 (42.59%) Windows
3 747 (37.65%) Microsoft 365
4 575 (28.98%) Active Directory
5 486 (24.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 429 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
7 415 (20.92%) Finance
8 395 (19.91%) Azure
9 362 (18.25%) ITIL
10 357 (17.99%) Windows 10
11 343 (17.29%) Analytical Skills
12 340 (17.14%) SQL
13 337 (16.99%) Windows Server
14 298 (15.02%) Degree
15 291 (14.67%) Project Management
16 256 (12.90%) SharePoint
17 254 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
18 238 (12.00%) VMware
19 237 (11.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 197 (9.93%) SQL Server
21 193 (9.73%) MS Exchange
22 186 (9.38%) Self-Motivation
23 180 (9.07%) Citrix
24 174 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
25 159 (8.01%) SLA
26 157 (7.91%) Windows 7
27 156 (7.86%) Management Information System
28 149 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
29 148 (7.46%) SCCM
30 147 (7.41%) Firewall

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
1 256 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 193 (9.73%) MS Exchange
3 86 (4.33%) Confluence
4 47 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 41 (2.07%) Skype for Business
6 23 (1.16%) IIS
7 19 (0.96%) CMS
8 17 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
9 16 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.55%) ArcGIS
12 9 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.35%) WordPress
14 6 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 6 (0.30%) SAS
14 6 (0.30%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.30%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.25%) Apache
Applications
1 486 (24.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 237 (11.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 127 (6.40%) MS Visio
4 80 (4.03%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.96%) AutoCAD
6 13 (0.66%) InVision
7 12 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.55%) Simulink
9 9 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.45%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.30%) Camtasia
11 5 (0.25%) Sketch
12 4 (0.20%) InDesign
12 4 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.15%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.15%) Revit
13 3 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
14 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 25 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
3 14 (0.71%) Oracle Assets
3 14 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
4 11 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
4 11 (0.55%) Workfront
5 9 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.40%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
7 5 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.25%) Endur
7 5 (0.25%) iTrent
7 5 (0.25%) Q-Pulse
7 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 3 (0.15%) Maximo
9 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 747 (37.65%) Microsoft 365
2 395 (19.91%) Azure
3 145 (7.31%) AWS
4 115 (5.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 112 (5.65%) Power Platform
6 46 (2.32%) SaaS
7 39 (1.97%) OneDrive
8 33 (1.66%) GCP
9 30 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
10 24 (1.21%) Google Analytics
11 21 (1.06%) Mimecast
12 20 (1.01%) PowerApps
13 17 (0.86%) Smartsheet
14 16 (0.81%) IaaS
14 16 (0.81%) Power Automate
15 15 (0.76%) Slack
16 13 (0.66%) G Suite
17 12 (0.60%) Route 53
18 11 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 147 (7.41%) Firewall
2 135 (6.80%) WAN
3 129 (6.50%) DNS
4 127 (6.40%) DHCP
5 126 (6.35%) LAN
6 121 (6.10%) VPN
7 113 (5.70%) TCP/IP
8 85 (4.28%) VoIP
9 59 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
10 57 (2.87%) SAN
10 57 (2.87%) Skype
11 54 (2.72%) Wireless
12 53 (2.67%) VLAN
13 31 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
14 30 (1.51%) Intranet
15 28 (1.41%) NAS
16 26 (1.31%) Internet
16 26 (1.31%) WLAN
17 25 (1.26%) MPLS
18 20 (1.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 91 (4.59%) Power BI
3 52 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (1.46%) Tableau
6 25 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
6 25 (1.26%) Relational Database
7 23 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
8 22 (1.11%) GIS
9 21 (1.06%) MySQL
10 20 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (0.96%) MongoDB
12 14 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (0.60%) QlikView
14 10 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (0.45%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.45%) OLAP
15 9 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 120 (6.05%) JIRA
2 42 (2.12%) Visual Studio
3 32 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 30 (1.51%) Jenkins
5 22 (1.11%) Maven
5 22 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (0.91%) Artifactory
6 18 (0.91%) Gradle
6 18 (0.91%) Mocha
6 18 (0.91%) Selenium
7 9 (0.45%) JUnit
7 9 (0.45%) Mockito
7 9 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.20%) Ant
8 4 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.20%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.20%) Toad
8 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.15%) Snyk
10 2 (0.10%) Postman
General
1 415 (20.92%) Finance
2 122 (6.15%) Marketing
3 93 (4.69%) Legal
4 86 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 82 (4.13%) Law
6 67 (3.38%) Retail
7 56 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 56 (2.82%) Public Sector
8 43 (2.17%) Banking
9 33 (1.66%) Automotive
10 25 (1.26%) Back Office
11 24 (1.21%) Electronics
12 19 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
13 16 (0.81%) Advertising
13 16 (0.81%) Local Government
14 15 (0.76%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.60%) German Language
15 12 (0.60%) Publishing
16 11 (0.55%) Housing Association
17 10 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 497 (25.05%) Analyst
2 192 (9.68%) IT Support
3 168 (8.47%) Support Analyst
4 159 (8.01%) Support Engineer
5 118 (5.95%) IT Analyst
6 116 (5.85%) IT Engineer
7 103 (5.19%) Service Analyst
8 102 (5.14%) Developer
9 98 (4.94%) Project Manager
10 94 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 83 (4.18%) Service Desk Analyst
12 77 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
12 77 (3.88%) Consultant
13 71 (3.58%) IT Manager
14 68 (3.43%) Applications Support
14 68 (3.43%) IT Support Analyst
15 66 (3.33%) Business Analyst
16 65 (3.28%) Desktop Support
17 62 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
18 60 (3.02%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (4.08%) HTML
2 58 (2.92%) .NET
3 49 (2.47%) XML
4 46 (2.32%) CSS
4 46 (2.32%) Web Services
5 29 (1.46%) jQuery
6 25 (1.26%) ASP.NET
6 25 (1.26%) React
7 24 (1.21%) JSON
8 23 (1.16%) Node.js
8 23 (1.16%) REST
9 18 (0.91%) AngularJS
10 15 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (0.76%) SOAP
11 13 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
11 13 (0.66%) XSLT
12 12 (0.60%) HTML5
12 12 (0.60%) Middleware
13 11 (0.55%) .NET Framework
13 11 (0.55%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 343 (17.29%) Analytical Skills
2 186 (9.38%) Self-Motivation
3 156 (7.86%) Management Information System
4 80 (4.03%) Driving Licence
5 58 (2.92%) Data Centre
6 55 (2.77%) User Experience
7 41 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
8 36 (1.81%) Mobile App
9 32 (1.61%) e-Learning
10 31 (1.56%) Smartphone
11 26 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.26%) EPoS
13 24 (1.21%) Life Science
14 23 (1.16%) Replication
15 21 (1.06%) iPhone
16 20 (1.01%) Equities
17 19 (0.96%) iPad
18 18 (0.91%) N-Tier
19 17 (0.86%) Social Media
19 17 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 845 (42.59%) Windows
2 357 (17.99%) Windows 10
3 337 (16.99%) Windows Server
4 157 (7.91%) Windows 7
5 144 (7.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 131 (6.60%) Linux
7 120 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 102 (5.14%) Windows Server 2016
9 63 (3.18%) Windows Server 2019
10 59 (2.97%) Android
11 53 (2.67%) Windows 8
12 37 (1.86%) Mac OS
13 36 (1.81%) Apple iOS
13 36 (1.81%) Mac OS X
14 21 (1.06%) Unix
15 13 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (0.66%) Ubuntu
16 12 (0.60%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.45%) Robot Operating System
17 9 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
2 362 (18.25%) ITIL
3 291 (14.67%) Project Management
4 254 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
5 134 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
6 130 (6.55%) Project Delivery
6 130 (6.55%) Service Delivery
7 127 (6.40%) Time Management
8 124 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 113 (5.70%) Service Management
10 108 (5.44%) Analytics
11 106 (5.34%) Change Management
12 102 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 97 (4.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 97 (4.89%) Data Analysis
14 96 (4.84%) Migration
15 92 (4.64%) ERP
16 91 (4.59%) CRM
16 91 (4.59%) DevOps
17 87 (4.39%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 340 (17.14%) SQL
2 128 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 76 (3.83%) JavaScript
4 71 (3.58%) Python
5 65 (3.28%) C
6 60 (3.02%) C#
7 58 (2.92%) Java
8 48 (2.42%) T-SQL
9 39 (1.97%) VBA
10 29 (1.46%) C++
11 18 (0.91%) Java 8
12 15 (0.76%) VB.NET
13 13 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.55%) Bash Shell
14 11 (0.55%) MATLAB
14 11 (0.55%) PHP
15 10 (0.50%) VB
16 8 (0.40%) Perl
16 8 (0.40%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 298 (15.02%) Degree
2 149 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 93 (4.69%) MCSE
4 64 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (2.62%) CCNA
6 46 (2.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 45 (2.27%) Security Cleared
8 44 (2.22%) MCSA
9 33 (1.66%) SC Cleared
10 29 (1.46%) A+ Certification
11 28 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (1.26%) MCITP
12 25 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 24 (1.21%) MCP
14 23 (1.16%) DBS Check
15 20 (1.01%) HNC
16 19 (0.96%) CCNP
17 17 (0.86%) CompTIA Security+
17 17 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 16 (0.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (8.01%) SLA
2 70 (3.53%) QA
3 50 (2.52%) PMO
4 45 (2.27%) GDPR
5 19 (0.96%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (0.25%) GMP
9 4 (0.20%) IFRS
9 4 (0.20%) MISRA
9 4 (0.20%) P3O
10 3 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.15%) MiFID
10 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.10%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.10%) GAMP
11 2 (0.10%) Good Clinical Practice
11 2 (0.10%) GxP
11 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 575 (28.98%) Active Directory
2 174 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (6.20%) Hyper-V
4 37 (1.86%) XenApp
5 32 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
7 22 (1.11%) Docker
7 22 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 22 (1.11%) XenDesktop
8 20 (1.01%) vSphere
9 18 (0.91%) BitLocker
10 16 (0.81%) Firmware
11 12 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.25%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.15%) PowerHA
13 3 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.050%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.050%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.050%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 148 (7.46%) SCCM
2 86 (4.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (1.56%) WSUS
4 23 (1.16%) Kubernetes
5 22 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
6 19 (0.96%) SCOM
7 16 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
8 15 (0.76%) Ansible
8 15 (0.76%) Puppet
9 14 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (0.66%) Backup Exec
10 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 12 (0.60%) Nagios
12 9 (0.45%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (0.30%) SCVMM
15 5 (0.25%) AirWatch
15 5 (0.25%) MaaS360
15 5 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
15 5 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1,420 (71.57%) Microsoft
2 238 (12.00%) VMware
3 180 (9.07%) Citrix
4 141 (7.11%) Cisco
5 90 (4.54%) Apple
6 89 (4.49%) Google
6 89 (4.49%) SAP
7 74 (3.73%) Oracle
8 72 (3.63%) ServiceNow
9 54 (2.72%) HP
10 49 (2.47%) Veeam
11 48 (2.42%) Avaya
12 41 (2.07%) IBM
12 41 (2.07%) Remedy
13 34 (1.71%) Adobe
13 34 (1.71%) Palo Alto
14 33 (1.66%) Sophos
15 30 (1.51%) Dell
16 27 (1.36%) NetApp
16 27 (1.36%) Red Hat