Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 78 69 74
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 4,361 5,953 6,957
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.72% 4.02% 3.93%
As % of the Applications category 48.83% 47.88% 46.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3,617 4,796 5,795
Median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,000 £32,500 £29,747
% change year-on-year -1.54% +9.25% +2.58%

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 8,931 12,433 15,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.62% 8.40% 8.52%
Number of salaries quoted 6,979 9,239 11,897
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,452 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +4.15% +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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 -15 3,996 £35,000 - 633
UK excluding London -2 2,572 £32,000 -1.54% 546
London -12 1,639 £40,000 - 134
South East -4 873 £35,000 +7.69% 165
North of England +6 576 £30,000 -5.62% 110
Midlands -12 385 £28,000 -13.85% 81
North West +2 300 £30,000 -14.29% 52
East of England 0 263 £30,000 -12.41% 72
South West -1 261 £29,250 -12.03% 71
West Midlands -13 244 £30,000 -3.23% 57
Yorkshire +16 223 £32,500 +18.18% 41
East Midlands -4 139 £27,015 -22.81% 24
Work from Home -9 139 £50,000 - 31
Scotland +12 137 £36,000 +24.14% 26
Wales +4 73 £35,000 +4.48% 21
North East -2 53 £27,000 +2.86% 17
Northern Ireland +20 12 £22,500 -37.93% 3
Isle of Man -3 2 £33,000 -34.00%

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 3,055 (70.05%) Microsoft
2 2,041 (46.80%) Windows
3 1,586 (36.37%) Office 365
4 1,386 (31.78%) Active Directory
5 1,048 (24.03%) Microsoft Excel
6 958 (21.97%) Windows 10
7 830 (19.03%) Finance
8 767 (17.59%) Problem-Solving
9 746 (17.11%) Windows Server
10 744 (17.06%) ITIL
11 713 (16.35%) SQL
12 634 (14.54%) Azure
13 630 (14.45%) Windows 7
14 542 (12.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 532 (12.20%) VMware
16 523 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
17 503 (11.53%) Project Management
17 503 (11.53%) Degree
18 472 (10.82%) MS Exchange
19 469 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
20 464 (10.64%) SharePoint
21 452 (10.36%) SLA
22 433 (9.93%) SQL Server
23 399 (9.15%) LAN
23 399 (9.15%) TCP/IP
24 390 (8.94%) DNS
25 383 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
26 372 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
27 368 (8.44%) Citrix
28 348 (7.98%) DHCP

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
1 472 (10.82%) MS Exchange
2 464 (10.64%) SharePoint
3 191 (4.38%) Skype for Business
4 149 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 107 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 84 (1.93%) IIS
7 83 (1.90%) Confluence
8 42 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
9 37 (0.85%) CMS
10 15 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (0.34%) Smallworld
10 15 (0.34%) WordPress
11 13 (0.30%) Apache
12 12 (0.28%) SAS
13 10 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.23%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.21%) EPiServer
15 8 (0.18%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1,048 (24.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 542 (12.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 298 (6.83%) MS Visio
4 168 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
5 40 (0.92%) AutoCAD
6 32 (0.73%) Photoshop
7 24 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 23 (0.53%) Acrobat
9 22 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
10 13 (0.30%) InVision
10 13 (0.30%) NASTRAN
10 13 (0.30%) Siemens NX
11 12 (0.28%) Sketch
12 6 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.11%) InfoPath
13 5 (0.11%) Zeplin
14 4 (0.092%) Adobe Captivate
14 4 (0.092%) Open Workbench
15 3 (0.069%) InDesign
15 3 (0.069%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 75 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
3 21 (0.48%) Elite 3E
3 21 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
6 13 (0.30%) Teamcenter
7 10 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
7 10 (0.23%) Magento
8 9 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (0.21%) Shopify
9 8 (0.18%) GoldMine
9 8 (0.18%) SAP BPC
10 7 (0.16%) Exchequer
10 7 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
10 7 (0.16%) Veritas eDiscovery
11 6 (0.14%) assyst
11 6 (0.14%) FastStats
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1,586 (36.37%) Office 365
2 634 (14.54%) Azure
3 183 (4.20%) AWS
4 168 (3.85%) Power Platform
5 124 (2.84%) SaaS
6 111 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 76 (1.74%) Dynamics 365
8 72 (1.65%) OneDrive
9 50 (1.15%) Mimecast
9 50 (1.15%) PaaS
10 45 (1.03%) IaaS
10 45 (1.03%) PowerApps
11 38 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
12 25 (0.57%) Google Analytics
13 22 (0.50%) G Suite
14 16 (0.37%) ShareGate
15 15 (0.34%) GCP
15 15 (0.34%) Microsoft Flow
15 15 (0.34%) WhatsApp
16 13 (0.30%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 399 (9.15%) LAN
1 399 (9.15%) TCP/IP
2 390 (8.94%) DNS
3 348 (7.98%) DHCP
4 333 (7.64%) WAN
5 311 (7.13%) Firewall
6 261 (5.98%) VPN
7 229 (5.25%) Skype
8 204 (4.68%) Internet
9 198 (4.54%) VoIP
10 139 (3.19%) Wireless
11 121 (2.77%) VLAN
12 93 (2.13%) SAN
13 76 (1.74%) Broadband
14 66 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
15 65 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
16 54 (1.24%) Network Security
17 52 (1.19%) Intranet
18 45 (1.03%) Unified Communications
19 43 (0.99%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 433 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 144 (3.30%) Power BI
3 91 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 83 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 59 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
7 47 (1.08%) MS Access
8 37 (0.85%) MySQL
9 35 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
10 33 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 33 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
12 26 (0.60%) GIS
13 25 (0.57%) Oracle Database
13 25 (0.57%) Relational Database
14 24 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
15 18 (0.41%) Data Lake
15 18 (0.41%) DB2
16 17 (0.39%) Qlik Sense
17 16 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 195 (4.47%) JIRA
2 84 (1.93%) Visual Studio
3 53 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 51 (1.17%) Selenium
5 48 (1.10%) Git (software)
6 32 (0.73%) Jenkins
7 25 (0.57%) SoapUI
8 19 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 18 (0.41%) SpecFlow
10 17 (0.39%) MSI
11 16 (0.37%) Eclipse
11 16 (0.37%) Subversion
12 14 (0.32%) TeamCity
13 13 (0.30%) Bitbucket
14 9 (0.21%) NUnit
15 8 (0.18%) Axure RP
16 7 (0.16%) GitLab
16 7 (0.16%) MSTest
16 7 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
17 6 (0.14%) WiX
General
1 830 (19.03%) Finance
2 255 (5.85%) Legal
3 217 (4.98%) Marketing
4 188 (4.31%) Telecoms
5 181 (4.15%) Law
6 144 (3.30%) Public Sector
7 134 (3.07%) Banking
8 132 (3.03%) Manufacturing
9 124 (2.84%) Retail
10 67 (1.54%) Advertising
11 48 (1.10%) Back Office
12 39 (0.89%) Billing
13 35 (0.80%) Publishing
14 33 (0.76%) Local Government
15 27 (0.62%) Games
16 26 (0.60%) Electronics
17 23 (0.53%) Investment Banking
18 22 (0.50%) Financial Institution
18 22 (0.50%) Multimedia
19 15 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,278 (29.31%) Analyst
2 601 (13.78%) IT Support
3 496 (11.37%) Support Analyst
4 450 (10.32%) Support Engineer
5 312 (7.15%) Service Analyst
6 290 (6.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 287 (6.58%) Service Desk Analyst
8 278 (6.37%) IT Analyst
9 235 (5.39%) IT Engineer
10 206 (4.72%) Desktop Support
11 187 (4.29%) IT Support Analyst
12 177 (4.06%) IT Support Engineer
13 167 (3.83%) 1st Line Support
14 166 (3.81%) Business Analyst
14 166 (3.81%) Consultant
14 166 (3.81%) Project Manager
15 165 (3.78%) Developer
16 149 (3.42%) Applications Support
17 136 (3.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 132 (3.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (3.81%) .NET
2 164 (3.76%) HTML
3 122 (2.80%) CSS
4 66 (1.51%) ASP.NET
4 66 (1.51%) XML
5 50 (1.15%) Web Services
6 33 (0.76%) jQuery
7 31 (0.71%) .NET Framework
8 27 (0.62%) WSH
9 26 (0.60%) HTML5
10 25 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (0.46%) COM
11 20 (0.46%) REST
12 18 (0.41%) AngularJS
13 15 (0.34%) JSON
13 15 (0.34%) KML
13 15 (0.34%) LDAP
14 13 (0.30%) Middleware
15 12 (0.28%) Ajax
16 11 (0.25%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 523 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
2 271 (6.21%) Self-Motivation
3 247 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 172 (3.94%) Data Centre
5 146 (3.35%) Video Conferencing
6 124 (2.84%) Driving Licence
7 88 (2.02%) User Experience
8 79 (1.81%) iPhone
9 70 (1.61%) Smartphone
10 60 (1.38%) Virtual Team
11 56 (1.28%) Blackberry
12 55 (1.26%) iPad
13 39 (0.89%) Mobile App
14 38 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 38 (0.87%) Replication
15 31 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
16 27 (0.62%) Fibre Optics
16 27 (0.62%) Hedge funds
17 24 (0.55%) e-Learning
18 23 (0.53%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2,041 (46.80%) Windows
2 958 (21.97%) Windows 10
3 746 (17.11%) Windows Server
4 630 (14.45%) Windows 7
5 372 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 254 (5.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 204 (4.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 194 (4.45%) Linux
9 180 (4.13%) Windows 8
10 150 (3.44%) Android
11 149 (3.42%) Apple iOS
12 90 (2.06%) Windows Server 2019
13 69 (1.58%) Mac OS X
14 59 (1.35%) Unix
15 54 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 53 (1.22%) Mac OS
17 52 (1.19%) Windows XP
18 25 (0.57%) Windows Vista
19 22 (0.50%) Windows 2000
20 21 (0.48%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 767 (17.59%) Problem-Solving
2 744 (17.06%) ITIL
3 503 (11.53%) Project Management
4 469 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
5 275 (6.31%) Change Management
6 251 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 244 (5.60%) CRM
8 236 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
9 229 (5.25%) Migration
10 228 (5.23%) Mentoring
10 228 (5.23%) Project Delivery
11 221 (5.07%) Service Delivery
12 210 (4.82%) PRINCE2
13 201 (4.61%) Time Management
14 197 (4.52%) Service Management
15 190 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 180 (4.13%) Business Analysis
17 177 (4.06%) Analytics
18 155 (3.55%) Decision-Making
19 154 (3.53%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 713 (16.35%) SQL
2 263 (6.03%) PowerShell
3 152 (3.49%) C#
4 140 (3.21%) JavaScript
5 135 (3.10%) C
6 123 (2.82%) VBA
7 119 (2.73%) Python
8 90 (2.06%) VB
9 86 (1.97%) Java
10 64 (1.47%) T-SQL
11 55 (1.26%) PHP
12 53 (1.22%) VBScript
13 30 (0.69%) C++
14 28 (0.64%) VB.NET
15 24 (0.55%) R
16 17 (0.39%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.30%) Bash Shell
18 12 (0.28%) Shell Script
19 9 (0.21%) VB6
20 7 (0.16%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 503 (11.53%) Degree
2 344 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 149 (3.42%) MCSA
3 149 (3.42%) MCSE
4 136 (3.12%) Security Cleared
5 110 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
6 93 (2.13%) A+ Certification
7 88 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
7 88 (2.02%) MCP
8 85 (1.95%) CCNA
9 82 (1.88%) SC Cleared
10 57 (1.31%) ISEB
11 47 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 46 (1.05%) ISTQB
12 46 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 42 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
14 39 (0.89%) CISSP
15 37 (0.85%) DBS Check
16 36 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 35 (0.80%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 452 (10.36%) SLA
2 88 (2.02%) PMO
3 75 (1.72%) QA
4 67 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 64 (1.47%) GDPR
6 38 (0.87%) Data Quality
7 24 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 10 (0.23%) NIST
9 7 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.11%) PMBOK
12 4 (0.092%) IEC 61508
12 4 (0.092%) IEC 62304
12 4 (0.092%) ISO 13485
12 4 (0.092%) P3O
13 3 (0.069%) GMP
13 3 (0.069%) GxP
13 3 (0.069%) NCSC
14 2 (0.046%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 1,386 (31.78%) Active Directory
2 383 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 218 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 113 (2.59%) vSphere
5 81 (1.86%) XenApp
6 50 (1.15%) XenDesktop
7 47 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (0.96%) Terminal Services
9 36 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
10 35 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
11 30 (0.69%) Firmware
12 21 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 19 (0.44%) BitLocker
14 18 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
15 16 (0.37%) Terminal Server
16 13 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 7 (0.16%) KVM
19 6 (0.14%) Docker
19 6 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 337 (7.73%) SCCM
2 108 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 61 (1.40%) WSUS
4 53 (1.22%) Backup Exec
5 39 (0.89%) vCenter Server
6 33 (0.76%) SCOM
7 25 (0.57%) AirWatch
8 22 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 21 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
11 14 (0.32%) SCSM
12 13 (0.30%) HP ALM
12 13 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
13 12 (0.28%) Ansible
13 12 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (0.28%) PowerCLI
14 11 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
14 11 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 10 (0.23%) SCOrch
16 9 (0.21%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3,055 (70.05%) Microsoft
2 532 (12.20%) VMware
3 368 (8.44%) Citrix
4 269 (6.17%) Cisco
5 191 (4.38%) HP
6 186 (4.27%) Apple
7 128 (2.94%) Google
8 127 (2.91%) Adobe
9 123 (2.82%) Oracle
10 115 (2.64%) ServiceNow
11 104 (2.38%) SAP
11 104 (2.38%) Veeam
12 98 (2.25%) iManage
13 86 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
14 83 (1.90%) Dell
15 82 (1.88%) Avaya
16 71 (1.63%) Symantec
17 55 (1.26%) Sage
18 54 (1.24%) Remedy
19 53 (1.22%) IBM