Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 74 67
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 6,836 7,085 8,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.03% 4.00% 4.35%
As % of the Applications category 47.06% 45.55% 47.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5,359 5,576 7,179
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,875 £20,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -1.67% - -

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 14,527 15,555 18,309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.57% 8.79% 9.23%
Number of salaries quoted 11,233 12,090 14,974
UK median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +1 6,390 £32,500 - 818
UK excluding London -4 4,065 £29,500 -1.67% 625
London +5 2,576 £37,000 -7.50% 246
South East -7 1,314 £31,500 +5.00% 151
North of England +9 912 £27,500 - 134
Midlands +13 694 £30,000 +3.45% 122
East of England +9 528 £30,000 -11.76% 84
West Midlands +6 468 £28,500 -5.00% 73
Yorkshire +27 449 £26,000 -5.45% 61
North West -4 412 £29,500 +11.32% 62
South West -18 387 £27,500 -3.51% 79
East Midlands +25 225 £35,500 +42.00% 48
Scotland +28 158 £31,500 -2.33% 32
Wales +6 83 £26,000 -20.00% 20
North East -23 51 £21,625 -21.36% 11
Channel Islands -2 10 £28,000 -13.85% 1
Northern Ireland +4 7 £45,000 +63.64% 2
Isle of Man - 6 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 4,571 (66.87%) Microsoft
2 3,525 (51.57%) Windows
3 2,389 (34.95%) Active Directory
4 1,585 (23.19%) Office 365
5 1,571 (22.98%) Finance
6 1,521 (22.25%) Windows 7
7 1,489 (21.78%) Microsoft Excel
8 1,306 (19.10%) ITIL
9 1,297 (18.97%) Windows Server
10 1,263 (18.48%) Windows 10
11 1,143 (16.72%) Problem-Solving
12 1,073 (15.70%) SQL
13 1,013 (14.82%) Degree
14 930 (13.60%) Project Management
15 870 (12.73%) VMware
16 861 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
17 850 (12.43%) MS Exchange
18 842 (12.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 698 (10.21%) SQL Server
20 690 (10.09%) Citrix
21 636 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
22 625 (9.14%) Windows Server 2012
23 618 (9.04%) SharePoint
24 610 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
25 593 (8.67%) SLA
26 584 (8.54%) DNS
27 576 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
28 567 (8.29%) Firewall
29 553 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
30 526 (7.69%) TCP/IP

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
1 850 (12.43%) MS Exchange
2 618 (9.04%) SharePoint
3 280 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 190 (2.78%) Skype for Business
5 151 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 111 (1.62%) IIS
7 86 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 85 (1.24%) Confluence
9 72 (1.05%) SAS
10 57 (0.83%) CMS
11 49 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
12 45 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 41 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
14 31 (0.45%) IBM Notes
15 25 (0.37%) WordPress
16 24 (0.35%) Apache
17 21 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
18 18 (0.26%) OpenStack
19 16 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
20 12 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1,489 (21.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 842 (12.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 426 (6.23%) MS Visio
4 402 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
5 59 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
6 37 (0.54%) Acrobat
7 26 (0.38%) AutoCAD
8 21 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
8 21 (0.31%) Photoshop
9 20 (0.29%) Camtasia
10 17 (0.25%) RoboHelp
11 16 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 14 (0.20%) SPSS
13 9 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
13 9 (0.13%) InDesign
14 8 (0.12%) InfoPath
15 6 (0.088%) SOLIDWORKS
16 4 (0.059%) Maya
16 4 (0.059%) Open Workbench
16 4 (0.059%) Revit
Business Applications
1 75 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 28 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 25 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
6 24 (0.35%) assyst
7 20 (0.29%) Carpe Diem
8 14 (0.20%) Elite 3E
9 13 (0.19%) NetSuite
10 10 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
10 10 (0.15%) Workfront
11 9 (0.13%) HFM
12 8 (0.12%) Eikon
12 8 (0.12%) iTrent
12 8 (0.12%) Relativity
12 8 (0.12%) Ringtail
12 8 (0.12%) SAP ERP
12 8 (0.12%) Visualfiles
13 7 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 6 (0.088%) Concordance
Cloud Services
1 1,585 (23.19%) Office 365
2 576 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 148 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
4 96 (1.40%) SaaS
5 74 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 74 (1.08%) Mimecast
6 61 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
7 46 (0.67%) OneDrive
8 43 (0.63%) G Suite
9 40 (0.59%) IaaS
10 35 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
11 23 (0.34%) PaaS
12 22 (0.32%) Yammer
13 20 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 19 (0.28%) GitHub
14 19 (0.28%) Google Analytics
14 19 (0.28%) Serverless
15 18 (0.26%) Slack
16 12 (0.18%) Basecamp
17 10 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 584 (8.54%) DNS
2 567 (8.29%) Firewall
3 526 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 499 (7.30%) DHCP
5 473 (6.92%) LAN
6 435 (6.36%) VPN
7 400 (5.85%) WAN
8 276 (4.04%) Internet
9 214 (3.13%) VoIP
10 205 (3.00%) SAN
11 195 (2.85%) Skype
12 190 (2.78%) Wireless
13 168 (2.46%) Remote Desktop
14 138 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
15 116 (1.70%) VLAN
16 90 (1.32%) Intranet
17 86 (1.26%) Network Security
18 72 (1.05%) WebEx
19 68 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
20 60 (0.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 698 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 167 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 123 (1.80%) Relational Database
4 114 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 107 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 102 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 84 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 68 (0.99%) Power BI
9 62 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
10 61 (0.89%) Big Data
11 56 (0.82%) MS Access
11 56 (0.82%) MySQL
11 56 (0.82%) Oracle Database
12 44 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
13 43 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 38 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
15 32 (0.47%) Blockchain
16 24 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
17 22 (0.32%) QlikView
18 21 (0.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 187 (2.74%) JIRA
2 106 (1.55%) Visual Studio
3 54 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 24 (0.35%) Git (software)
6 19 (0.28%) Selenium
7 16 (0.23%) Subversion
8 13 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (0.16%) Jenkins
10 10 (0.15%) FrontPage
11 9 (0.13%) MSI
12 8 (0.12%) SpecFlow
13 7 (0.10%) GCC
13 7 (0.10%) Rational DOORS
13 7 (0.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (0.088%) Oracle APEX
14 6 (0.088%) WebDriver
15 5 (0.073%) Maven
15 5 (0.073%) NUnit
15 5 (0.073%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 1,571 (22.98%) Finance
2 392 (5.73%) Retail
3 364 (5.32%) Legal
4 337 (4.93%) Law
5 307 (4.49%) Marketing
6 298 (4.36%) Telecoms
7 295 (4.32%) Banking
8 165 (2.41%) Manufacturing
9 108 (1.58%) Back Office
10 99 (1.45%) Advertising
11 92 (1.35%) Billing
12 87 (1.27%) Publishing
13 85 (1.24%) Electronics
14 76 (1.11%) Investment Banking
15 69 (1.01%) Financial Institution
16 68 (0.99%) French Language
16 68 (0.99%) German Language
17 43 (0.63%) Games
18 42 (0.61%) Local Government
19 39 (0.57%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2,223 (32.52%) Analyst
2 920 (13.46%) Support Engineer
3 829 (12.13%) IT Support
4 789 (11.54%) Support Analyst
5 596 (8.72%) Service Analyst
6 541 (7.91%) Desktop Support
7 536 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
8 493 (7.21%) IT Analyst
9 475 (6.95%) 2nd Line Support
10 398 (5.82%) IT Engineer
11 336 (4.92%) IT Support Analyst
12 305 (4.46%) IT Support Engineer
13 290 (4.24%) Desktop Engineer
14 273 (3.99%) Project Manager
15 258 (3.77%) Consultant
16 257 (3.76%) 1st Line Support
17 256 (3.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 255 (3.73%) Developer
19 244 (3.57%) Administrator
20 235 (3.44%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (3.63%) .NET
2 209 (3.06%) HTML
3 190 (2.78%) XML
4 136 (1.99%) Web Services
5 99 (1.45%) CSS
6 75 (1.10%) ASP.NET
7 54 (0.79%) jQuery
8 46 (0.67%) .NET Framework
9 45 (0.66%) COM
10 38 (0.56%) HTML5
11 31 (0.45%) EDI
12 27 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web API
13 26 (0.38%) Flash
14 24 (0.35%) AngularJS
14 24 (0.35%) JSON
15 22 (0.32%) CSS3
16 21 (0.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 21 (0.31%) WCF
17 20 (0.29%) Software Packaging
17 20 (0.29%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 861 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
2 469 (6.86%) Self-Motivation
3 383 (5.60%) Management Information System
4 327 (4.78%) Data Centre
5 278 (4.07%) Computer Science
6 252 (3.69%) Driving Licence
7 164 (2.40%) Blackberry
8 145 (2.12%) iPhone
9 140 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
10 95 (1.39%) Fintech
11 89 (1.30%) Fat Client
11 89 (1.30%) Thin Client
12 87 (1.27%) User Experience
13 83 (1.21%) e-Learning
14 72 (1.05%) NHS
15 67 (0.98%) Smartphone
16 65 (0.95%) iPad
17 57 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
18 56 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
19 52 (0.76%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3,525 (51.57%) Windows
2 1,521 (22.25%) Windows 7
3 1,297 (18.97%) Windows Server
4 1,263 (18.48%) Windows 10
5 636 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 625 (9.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 333 (4.87%) Windows 8
8 325 (4.75%) Linux
9 215 (3.15%) Android
10 175 (2.56%) Apple iOS
11 172 (2.52%) Windows XP
12 150 (2.19%) Mac OS X
13 115 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 108 (1.58%) Mac OS
15 96 (1.40%) Unix
16 45 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 36 (0.53%) Windows Vista
18 23 (0.34%) Windows 2000
19 14 (0.20%) Ubuntu
20 13 (0.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,306 (19.10%) ITIL
2 1,143 (16.72%) Problem-Solving
3 930 (13.60%) Project Management
4 553 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
5 388 (5.68%) CRM
6 384 (5.62%) Service Delivery
7 383 (5.60%) Time Management
8 368 (5.38%) Change Management
9 364 (5.32%) Service Management
10 323 (4.72%) PRINCE2
11 268 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
12 264 (3.86%) Data Analysis
12 264 (3.86%) Incident Management
13 261 (3.82%) ITSM
14 259 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 259 (3.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 245 (3.58%) Analytics
16 242 (3.54%) Continuous Improvement
17 224 (3.28%) ERP
17 224 (3.28%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,073 (15.70%) SQL
2 298 (4.36%) PowerShell
3 197 (2.88%) C#
4 196 (2.87%) JavaScript
5 192 (2.81%) VBA
6 177 (2.59%) C
7 135 (1.97%) T-SQL
8 133 (1.95%) Java
9 101 (1.48%) Python
10 85 (1.24%) VBScript
11 74 (1.08%) VB.NET
12 73 (1.07%) VB
13 47 (0.69%) PL/SQL
14 46 (0.67%) R
15 42 (0.61%) Perl
16 40 (0.59%) PHP
17 34 (0.50%) C++
18 29 (0.42%) Shell Script
19 23 (0.34%) Bash Shell
20 22 (0.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1,013 (14.82%) Degree
2 610 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 384 (5.62%) MCSE
4 318 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 272 (3.98%) MCP
6 213 (3.12%) MCSA
7 204 (2.98%) SC Cleared
8 163 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
9 162 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
10 138 (2.02%) CCNA
11 134 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
12 117 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 113 (1.65%) A+ Certification
14 77 (1.13%) MCITP
15 65 (0.95%) PMI Certification
16 61 (0.89%) CISSP
17 60 (0.88%) MCDST
18 59 (0.86%) PMP
19 51 (0.75%) ISEB
20 48 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 593 (8.67%) SLA
2 248 (3.63%) PMO
3 200 (2.93%) QA
4 120 (1.76%) GDPR
5 118 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 107 (1.57%) Data Quality
7 22 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 21 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 16 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 15 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 11 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 10 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (0.15%) P3O
13 9 (0.13%) GAMP
13 9 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.12%) IFRS
15 7 (0.10%) GxP
16 6 (0.088%) IFRS 9
16 6 (0.088%) ISO 14001
16 6 (0.088%) SEPA
System Software
1 2,389 (34.95%) Active Directory
2 474 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 380 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 181 (2.65%) XenApp
5 110 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
6 109 (1.59%) XenDesktop
7 108 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 89 (1.30%) vSphere
9 67 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
10 61 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
11 52 (0.76%) Terminal Services
12 43 (0.63%) BitLocker
13 42 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
14 27 (0.39%) Terminal Server
15 25 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
16 23 (0.34%) XenServer
17 22 (0.32%) Firmware
18 19 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 17 (0.25%) vCloud
20 5 (0.073%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 522 (7.64%) SCCM
2 113 (1.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 104 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 91 (1.33%) WSUS
5 90 (1.32%) Backup Exec
6 74 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 67 (0.98%) SCOrch
8 59 (0.86%) SCVMM
9 48 (0.70%) AirWatch
10 47 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 45 (0.66%) SCOM
12 40 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
13 39 (0.57%) vCenter Server
14 25 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
14 25 (0.37%) SCSM
15 24 (0.35%) SCDPM
16 23 (0.34%) Nagios
17 21 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
18 18 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
19 17 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4,571 (66.87%) Microsoft
2 870 (12.73%) VMware
3 690 (10.09%) Citrix
4 448 (6.55%) Cisco
5 318 (4.65%) Apple
6 268 (3.92%) Oracle
7 251 (3.67%) HP
8 188 (2.75%) Adobe
9 186 (2.72%) SAP
10 178 (2.60%) ServiceNow
11 119 (1.74%) Google
12 117 (1.71%) Avaya
13 114 (1.67%) Remedy
14 105 (1.54%) iManage
15 102 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
16 92 (1.35%) Symantec
17 86 (1.26%) Veeam
18 85 (1.24%) Dell
19 83 (1.21%) Capita
20 80 (1.17%) McAfee