The first table below looks at the demand for Office 365 skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 161 217 245
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +28
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 82 22 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.14% 0.30% 0.093%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.80% 15.07% 6.86%
Number of salaries quoted 40 20 7
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £77,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -55.48%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.78%
Cloud Services Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
295 146 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.10% 2.02% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 220 121 79
Average salary £44,500 £37,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.66% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,817 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Office 365
England

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Office 365 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Office 365 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Office 365
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Office 365 across the North West region.

Office 365 Salary Trend in the North West

Office 365
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Office 365 across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Office 365 Salary Histogram in the North West

Office 365
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +60 71 £35,000 -14.63% 6
Cheshire -14 8 £25,000 +38.88%
Lancashire 0 2 £45,000 +21.62%
Merseyside 0 2 £45,000 -14.28%
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Office 365 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Office 365.

1 86 (65.65%) Microsoft
2 83 (63.36%) Windows
3 53 (40.46%) Active Directory
4 49 (37.40%) SharePoint
5 39 (29.77%) Microsoft Azure
6 37 (28.24%) Service Delivery
7 35 (26.72%) VMware
8 33 (25.19%) Hyper-V
9 31 (23.66%) MS Exchange
10 28 (21.37%) MS Excel
11 26 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 24 (18.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 24 (18.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (16.79%) ITIL
14 21 (16.03%) Citrix
14 21 (16.03%) VPN
14 21 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (15.27%) Lync
15 20 (15.27%) ERP
16 19 (14.50%) Linux
16 19 (14.50%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (14.50%) SAN
16 19 (14.50%) Degree
17 18 (13.74%) Cisco
17 18 (13.74%) SQL Server
17 18 (13.74%) Project Management
18 16 (12.21%) MS Office
19 15 (11.45%) Windows Server 2003
19 15 (11.45%) Finance
19 15 (11.45%) Business Development

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Office 365 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Office 365. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 49 (37.40%) SharePoint
2 31 (23.66%) MS Exchange
3 20 (15.27%) Lync
4 13 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (9.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (5.34%) IIS
5 7 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.58%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (4.58%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (3.05%) Apache
9 1 (0.76%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.76%) Zimbra
Applications
1 28 (21.37%) MS Excel
2 16 (12.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.29%) Bond Adapt
2 3 (2.29%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 39 (29.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.03%) VPN
2 19 (14.50%) SAN
3 14 (10.69%) Firewall
4 12 (9.16%) LAN
4 12 (9.16%) WAN
5 9 (6.87%) Internet
6 8 (6.11%) NAS
6 8 (6.11%) Unified Communications
7 7 (5.34%) DHCP
7 7 (5.34%) DNS
8 6 (4.58%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.05%) VoIP
10 2 (1.53%) Wireless
11 1 (0.76%) SSL
11 1 (0.76%) MPLS
11 1 (0.76%) Intranet
11 1 (0.76%) SNMP
11 1 (0.76%) SMTP
11 1 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.16%) Big Data
3 5 (3.82%) MySQL
3 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.05%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) JIRA
1 1 (0.76%) NUnit
1 1 (0.76%) TestComplete
General
1 15 (11.45%) Finance
2 2 (1.53%) Marketing
2 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.76%) Advertising
3 1 (0.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (9.92%) Analyst
2 12 (9.16%) Technical Manager
2 12 (9.16%) Enterprise Architect
2 12 (9.16%) Architect
2 12 (9.16%) Consultant
3 11 (8.40%) Account Manager
3 11 (8.40%) Technical Account Manager
3 11 (8.40%) IT Support
4 10 (7.63%) SharePoint Developer
4 10 (7.63%) Developer
5 9 (6.87%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (6.87%) Administrator
5 9 (6.87%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Specialist
7 6 (4.58%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) Network Administrator
8 5 (3.82%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.16%) .NET
2 10 (7.63%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.34%) COM
4 1 (0.76%) Web Services
4 1 (0.76%) WPF
4 1 (0.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.16%) PMI
2 11 (8.40%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.11%) Clustering
4 4 (3.05%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.05%) iPhone
5 2 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.53%) CLARiiON
5 2 (1.53%) Replication
6 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.76%) Tandem
6 1 (0.76%) iPad
6 1 (0.76%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 83 (63.36%) Windows
2 24 (18.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (14.50%) Linux
5 15 (11.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (9.16%) Windows Phone
7 11 (8.40%) Windows Phone 8
8 8 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (6.11%) Solaris
8 8 (6.11%) UNIX
9 7 (5.34%) Windows 7
10 6 (4.58%) Android
10 6 (4.58%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.53%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.53%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.24%) Service Delivery
2 22 (16.79%) ITIL
3 20 (15.27%) ERP
4 19 (14.50%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (13.74%) Project Management
6 15 (11.45%) Business Development
7 14 (10.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (9.92%) CRM
9 12 (9.16%) CMMI
9 12 (9.16%) Risk Management
10 11 (8.40%) OpenUP
11 9 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (6.87%) Unit Testing
12 8 (6.11%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (5.34%) Change Management
14 5 (3.82%) Migration
14 5 (3.82%) Problem Management
14 5 (3.82%) Change Control
15 4 (3.05%) Software Deployment
15 4 (3.05%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.92%) C
2 11 (8.40%) C#
3 4 (3.05%) Bash Shell
3 4 (3.05%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.29%) SQL
5 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (18.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (14.50%) Degree
3 13 (9.92%) MCSE
4 12 (9.16%) PMI Certification
5 10 (7.63%) MCITP
6 7 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.58%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.58%) CCNA
8 5 (3.82%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.05%) CCA
9 4 (3.05%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.29%) MCTS
11 2 (1.53%) MCP
11 2 (1.53%) MCSA
11 2 (1.53%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) QA
2 7 (5.34%) SLA
3 4 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 53 (40.46%) Active Directory
2 33 (25.19%) Hyper-V
3 26 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (9.16%) vSphere
5 10 (7.63%) XenApp
6 8 (6.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (6.11%) MetaFrame
7 5 (3.82%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.29%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.53%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (10.69%) SCCM
2 6 (4.58%) SCOM
2 6 (4.58%) SCVMM
2 6 (4.58%) Nagios
3 5 (3.82%) SCDPM
3 5 (3.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (3.05%) Cacti
5 2 (1.53%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 86 (65.65%) Microsoft
2 35 (26.72%) VMware
3 21 (16.03%) Citrix
4 18 (13.74%) Cisco
5 10 (7.63%) EMC
6 8 (6.11%) AppSense
6 8 (6.11%) Avaya
6 8 (6.11%) Red Hat
7 7 (5.34%) HP
8 5 (3.82%) Oracle
8 5 (3.82%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (3.05%) LANDesk
9 4 (3.05%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.05%) Juniper
9 4 (3.05%) IBM
10 3 (2.29%) Symantec
10 3 (2.29%) SAP
10 3 (2.29%) ZyXEL
10 3 (2.29%) ProCurve
11 2 (1.53%) SolarWinds
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