Period
to 27 November 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 27 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 153 166 133
Rank change year-on-year +13 -33 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Office 621 149 171
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.13% 1.80% 2.21%
As % of the Applications category 31.57% 39.31% 48.03%
Number of salaries quoted 423 130 137
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £27,800
25th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% -10.00%
75th Percentile £58,375 £53,563 £60,000
90th Percentile £68,500 £65,125 £77,500
UK median annual salary £37,500 £36,275 £32,500
% change year-on-year +3.38% +11.62% -

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 WFH option and a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 1,967 379 356
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 6.74% 4.59% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,293 324 290
10th Percentile £28,554 £26,250 £31,125
25th Percentile £35,500 £31,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,994 £62,500
90th Percentile £79,150 £73,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £44,345 £44,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +0.78% +15.79% -5.00%

Microsoft Office
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Microsoft Office trend for jobs with a WFH option

Microsoft Office
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Office salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Microsoft Office
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Microsoft Office over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Microsoft Office salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, Microsoft Office job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 410 (66.02%) Microsoft
2 288 (46.38%) Social Skills
3 180 (28.99%) Finance
4 171 (27.54%) Microsoft 365
5 165 (26.57%) Project Management
6 162 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
7 157 (25.28%) Problem-Solving
8 155 (24.96%) Analytical Skills
9 137 (22.06%) Windows
10 124 (19.97%) SQL
11 115 (18.52%) Degree
12 109 (17.55%) Active Directory
13 107 (17.23%) Azure
14 106 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
15 97 (15.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 86 (13.85%) SharePoint
17 78 (12.56%) Oracle
18 76 (12.24%) ITIL
19 73 (11.76%) Decision-Making
20 66 (10.63%) Data Management
21 61 (9.82%) Organisational Skills
22 57 (9.18%) Self-Motivation
23 54 (8.70%) Management Information System
23 54 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
23 54 (8.70%) Project Delivery
24 53 (8.53%) SQL Server
24 53 (8.53%) CRM
25 52 (8.37%) Microsoft Project
25 52 (8.37%) Migration
25 52 (8.37%) Windows 10

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 86 (13.85%) SharePoint
2 33 (5.31%) SAS
3 31 (4.99%) Oracle Workflow
4 24 (3.86%) MS Exchange
5 17 (2.74%) Confluence
6 15 (2.42%) IIS
7 9 (1.45%) MTS
8 7 (1.13%) CMS
9 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.48%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.32%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.32%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.32%) nginx
11 2 (0.32%) WordPress
12 1 (0.16%) Drupal
12 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 162 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 97 (15.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 52 (8.37%) Microsoft Project
4 50 (8.05%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.97%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.64%) InDesign
8 3 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.32%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.16%) InVision
10 1 (0.16%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 26 (4.19%) Payment Gateway
2 23 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (2.74%) Oracle ERP
4 13 (2.09%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (2.09%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 7 (1.13%) Visualfiles
6 6 (0.97%) Oracle Clinical
6 6 (0.97%) Workfront
7 5 (0.81%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.81%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.48%) Primavera
10 2 (0.32%) Findur
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 171 (27.54%) Microsoft 365
2 107 (17.23%) Azure
3 35 (5.64%) AWS
4 30 (4.83%) SaaS
5 29 (4.67%) Power Platform
6 26 (4.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 23 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (2.25%) GCP
8 14 (2.25%) OneDrive
9 13 (2.09%) IaaS
10 11 (1.77%) PaaS
11 9 (1.45%) Google Analytics
11 9 (1.45%) PowerApps
12 6 (0.97%) Google Ads
12 6 (0.97%) Google Workspace
12 6 (0.97%) Power Automate
13 5 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 4 (0.64%) Facebook Ads
14 4 (0.64%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.03%) Firewall
2 24 (3.86%) DNS
3 20 (3.22%) Internet
4 18 (2.90%) DHCP
4 18 (2.90%) LAN
4 18 (2.90%) VPN
5 17 (2.74%) TCP/IP
6 16 (2.58%) WAN
7 9 (1.45%) WebEx
8 8 (1.29%) NAS
9 7 (1.13%) SAN
9 7 (1.13%) VLAN
9 7 (1.13%) VoIP
10 6 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.64%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (0.48%) Intranet
14 2 (0.32%) PSTN
14 2 (0.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.15%) Oracle Reports
3 18 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 17 (2.74%) Power BI
5 15 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.13%) MySQL
9 6 (0.97%) DTS
10 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.64%) QlikView
11 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.48%) Metadata
12 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.48%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.32%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.32%) SAP HANA
13 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.32%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 34 (5.48%) JIRA
2 31 (4.99%) Oracle Forms
3 16 (2.58%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.13%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.97%) Selenium
7 4 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.64%) Subversion
8 3 (0.48%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.48%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.48%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.32%) Cactus
9 2 (0.32%) gulp
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.32%) webpack
10 1 (0.16%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.16%) MSI
10 1 (0.16%) SoapUI
General
1 288 (46.38%) Social Skills
2 180 (28.99%) Finance
3 155 (24.96%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (9.82%) Organisational Skills
5 47 (7.57%) Presentation Skills
6 42 (6.76%) Marketing
7 29 (4.67%) Retail
8 23 (3.70%) Legal
8 23 (3.70%) Telecoms
9 22 (3.54%) Advertising
9 22 (3.54%) Banking
9 22 (3.54%) Public Sector
10 19 (3.06%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (2.25%) Automotive
12 12 (1.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 9 (1.45%) Influencing Skills
13 9 (1.45%) Publishing
14 7 (1.13%) Law
14 7 (1.13%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.97%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 150 (24.15%) Analyst
2 55 (8.86%) Developer
3 52 (8.37%) Project Manager
4 51 (8.21%) Consultant
5 40 (6.44%) IT Support
6 35 (5.64%) Business Analyst
7 32 (5.15%) IT Analyst
8 31 (4.99%) Programmer
9 30 (4.83%) Support Analyst
10 29 (4.67%) Software Developer
11 25 (4.03%) Senior Programmer
12 24 (3.86%) Service Analyst
13 22 (3.54%) Data Analyst
13 22 (3.54%) Support Engineer
14 21 (3.38%) Infrastructure Manager
14 21 (3.38%) IT Support Analyst
15 20 (3.22%) Support Technician
16 19 (3.06%) PMO Analyst
17 18 (2.90%) IT Manager
17 18 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.51%) COM
2 23 (3.70%) HTML
3 20 (3.22%) .NET
4 14 (2.25%) Web Services
5 12 (1.93%) XML
6 9 (1.45%) .NET Framework
7 6 (0.97%) CSS
7 6 (0.97%) React
8 5 (0.81%) Blazor
8 5 (0.81%) Entity Framework
8 5 (0.81%) HTML5
8 5 (0.81%) jQuery
8 5 (0.81%) JSON
8 5 (0.81%) RESTful
9 4 (0.64%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.48%) ADO
10 3 (0.48%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.48%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (0.48%) NHibernate
10 3 (0.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.18%) Self-Motivation
2 54 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 34 (5.48%) Virtual Team
4 27 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
5 21 (3.38%) Life Science
6 20 (3.22%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.58%) Driving Licence
8 11 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.77%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.77%) User Experience
9 10 (1.61%) Biotechnology
10 9 (1.45%) NHS
10 9 (1.45%) Social Media
11 8 (1.29%) CAN bus
11 8 (1.29%) Internet of Things
12 7 (1.13%) Blog
12 7 (1.13%) FMCG
12 7 (1.13%) LIMS
12 7 (1.13%) Microsoft Licensing
13 6 (0.97%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 137 (22.06%) Windows
2 52 (8.37%) Windows 10
2 52 (8.37%) Windows Server
3 20 (3.22%) Linux
3 20 (3.22%) Windows 7
4 16 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.61%) Android
6 8 (1.29%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.97%) Windows 8
7 6 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.81%) Unix
8 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.48%) CentOS
10 3 (0.48%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.16%) AIX
11 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (26.57%) Project Management
2 157 (25.28%) Problem-Solving
3 106 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (12.24%) ITIL
5 73 (11.76%) Decision-Making
6 66 (10.63%) Data Management
7 54 (8.70%) Project Delivery
7 54 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 53 (8.53%) CRM
9 52 (8.37%) Migration
10 50 (8.05%) Line Management
10 50 (8.05%) Mentoring
11 48 (7.73%) Workflow
12 45 (7.25%) Time Management
12 45 (7.25%) Validation
13 44 (7.09%) ERP
13 44 (7.09%) Requirements Gathering
14 37 (5.96%) Scrum
15 36 (5.80%) PRINCE2
16 34 (5.48%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 124 (19.97%) SQL
2 48 (7.73%) C#
3 36 (5.80%) JavaScript
4 35 (5.64%) PowerShell
4 35 (5.64%) VB
5 34 (5.48%) PL/SQL
6 30 (4.83%) Python
7 23 (3.70%) T-SQL
8 14 (2.25%) VBA
9 9 (1.45%) TypeScript
10 7 (1.13%) C
11 6 (0.97%) Java
12 5 (0.81%) PHP
13 4 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.32%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.32%) F#
14 2 (0.32%) X++
15 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 115 (18.52%) Degree
2 26 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (2.25%) MCSA
4 13 (2.09%) MCSE
4 13 (2.09%) Oracle Certification
5 12 (1.93%) PMI Certification
5 12 (1.93%) PMP
6 9 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (1.45%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.29%) DBS Check
8 6 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.97%) ISEB
9 5 (0.81%) CCNA
9 5 (0.81%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.81%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.64%) CIMA
10 4 (0.64%) MCP
10 4 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.28%) PMO
2 35 (5.64%) GDPR
3 30 (4.83%) QA
4 24 (3.86%) SLA
5 14 (2.25%) Data Quality
6 10 (1.61%) Good Clinical Practice
6 10 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (1.45%) P3O
8 8 (1.29%) HL7
9 4 (0.64%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.64%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.48%) GAMP
11 2 (0.32%) NIST
12 1 (0.16%) Accessibility
12 1 (0.16%) DICOM
12 1 (0.16%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 109 (17.55%) Active Directory
2 45 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.81%) vSphere
6 4 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.48%) Firmware
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 32 (5.15%) SCCM
2 31 (4.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (2.58%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 11 (1.77%) WSUS
5 6 (0.97%) Backup Exec
5 6 (0.97%) Jamf Pro
5 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (0.97%) NetBackup
5 6 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (0.64%) SCOM
7 3 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.32%) Icinga
8 2 (0.32%) Nagios
9 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.16%) WMI
Vendors
1 410 (66.02%) Microsoft
2 78 (12.56%) Oracle
3 50 (8.05%) VMware
4 37 (5.96%) SAP
5 28 (4.51%) Google
6 25 (4.03%) Cisco
7 20 (3.22%) Citrix
8 19 (3.06%) ServiceNow
9 18 (2.90%) JD Edwards
10 15 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (2.25%) Adobe
11 14 (2.25%) Apple
12 13 (2.09%) PeopleSoft
13 12 (1.93%) Facebook
14 11 (1.77%) HP
15 10 (1.61%) Ivanti
16 8 (1.29%) Remedy
16 8 (1.29%) YouTube
17 7 (1.13%) Bloomberg
18 6 (0.97%) NetApp