The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 170 215 236
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +21
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 87 25 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.17% 0.36% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.19% 16.23% 11.70%
Number of salaries quoted 40 21 10
Average salary £34,014 £29,000 £53,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.28% -45.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £18,000 £33,600
10% offered a salary of more than £53,600 £45,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +5.26%
Office 365
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Cloud Services Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
320 154 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.30% 2.19% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 238 131 67
Average salary £44,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.10% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +55 75 £33,027 -17.43% 10
Cheshire -10 9 £25,000 +38.88%
Merseyside +6 2 £45,000 -
Lancashire -2 2 £45,000 +21.62%
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 91 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 86 (64.66%) Windows
3 52 (39.10%) Active Directory
4 45 (33.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 44 (33.08%) SharePoint
6 42 (31.58%) Service Delivery
7 37 (27.82%) Hyper-V
8 32 (24.06%) MS Excel
8 32 (24.06%) VMware
9 31 (23.31%) MS Exchange
10 25 (18.80%) ITIL
10 25 (18.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (17.29%) ERP
13 22 (16.54%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (16.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (16.54%) Lync
14 21 (15.79%) Citrix
14 21 (15.79%) Degree
15 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (15.04%) Project Management
16 19 (14.29%) Linux
16 19 (14.29%) VPN
17 18 (13.53%) MS Office
17 18 (13.53%) Business Development
18 17 (12.78%) SAN
18 17 (12.78%) Windows Server 2003
18 17 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
19 16 (12.03%) C
19 16 (12.03%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 44 (33.08%) SharePoint
2 31 (23.31%) MS Exchange
3 22 (16.54%) Lync
4 15 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (7.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (5.26%) IIS
9 6 (4.51%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (4.51%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (3.01%) Apache
12 3 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (1.50%) Zimbra
13 2 (1.50%) GroupWise
13 2 (1.50%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.75%) Site Server
14 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 32 (24.06%) MS Excel
2 18 (13.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.26%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (2.26%) Bond Adapt
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 45 (33.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.29%) VPN
2 17 (12.78%) SAN
3 12 (9.02%) LAN
3 12 (9.02%) WAN
4 11 (8.27%) Firewall
5 9 (6.77%) Internet
5 9 (6.77%) DNS
5 9 (6.77%) DHCP
5 9 (6.77%) Unified Communications
6 8 (6.02%) NAS
7 6 (4.51%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.26%) VoIP
9 2 (1.50%) Wireless
10 1 (0.75%) VLAN
10 1 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.75%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.75%) MPLS
10 1 (0.75%) Intranet
10 1 (0.75%) SMTP
10 1 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.03%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.28%) Big Data
3 5 (3.76%) MySQL
3 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.01%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) NUnit
1 1 (0.75%) JIRA
1 1 (0.75%) TestComplete
General
1 15 (11.28%) Finance
2 2 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.75%) Advertising
3 1 (0.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (11.28%) Architect
1 15 (11.28%) Technical Manager
1 15 (11.28%) Enterprise Architect
2 14 (10.53%) Technical Account Manager
2 14 (10.53%) Account Manager
3 13 (9.77%) Consultant
4 12 (9.02%) Analyst
4 12 (9.02%) IT Support
5 10 (7.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (6.02%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (6.02%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (5.26%) Developer
7 7 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
8 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Specialist
8 6 (4.51%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.76%) Administrator
9 5 (3.76%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (3.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.77%) .NET
2 8 (6.02%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.26%) COM
4 1 (0.75%) Web Services
4 1 (0.75%) XMPP
4 1 (0.75%) WPF
4 1 (0.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.28%) PMI
2 14 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.02%) Clustering
4 5 (3.76%) iPhone
5 4 (3.01%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.50%) Replication
7 2 (1.50%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.75%) Tandem
8 1 (0.75%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 86 (64.66%) Windows
2 25 (18.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (16.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (14.29%) Linux
5 17 (12.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (11.28%) Windows Phone
7 14 (10.53%) Windows Phone 8
8 8 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (6.02%) UNIX
8 8 (6.02%) Windows 8
8 8 (6.02%) Solaris
9 7 (5.26%) Windows 7
10 6 (4.51%) Android
11 2 (1.50%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.50%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (31.58%) Service Delivery
2 25 (18.80%) ITIL
3 23 (17.29%) ERP
4 22 (16.54%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (15.04%) Project Management
6 18 (13.53%) Business Development
7 17 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (11.28%) Risk Management
8 15 (11.28%) CMMI
9 14 (10.53%) OpenUP
10 13 (9.77%) CRM
11 9 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (6.02%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (5.26%) Change Management
13 7 (5.26%) Unit Testing
14 5 (3.76%) Change Control
14 5 (3.76%) Problem Management
15 4 (3.01%) Web Design
15 4 (3.01%) Migration
16 3 (2.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.03%) C
2 8 (6.02%) C#
3 4 (3.01%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.01%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.26%) SQL
5 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (15.79%) Degree
2 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (11.28%) PMI Certification
4 9 (6.77%) MCSE
4 9 (6.77%) MCITP
5 6 (4.51%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.76%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.01%) CCA
7 4 (3.01%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.26%) MCP
8 3 (2.26%) CCNA
8 3 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.26%) MCTS
9 2 (1.50%) MCSA
9 2 (1.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) QA
2 6 (4.51%) SLA
3 4 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (39.10%) Active Directory
2 37 (27.82%) Hyper-V
3 24 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (9.02%) vSphere
5 10 (7.52%) XenApp
6 8 (6.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (6.02%) MetaFrame
7 5 (3.76%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.26%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (11.28%) SCCM
2 6 (4.51%) SCOM
2 6 (4.51%) SCVMM
2 6 (4.51%) Nagios
3 5 (3.76%) SCDPM
3 5 (3.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (3.01%) Cacti
5 2 (1.50%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.50%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 91 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 32 (24.06%) VMware
3 21 (15.79%) Citrix
4 14 (10.53%) Cisco
5 10 (7.52%) EMC
6 8 (6.02%) AppSense
6 8 (6.02%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.51%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (3.76%) Oracle
8 5 (3.76%) Avaya
9 4 (3.01%) Juniper
9 4 (3.01%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.01%) LANDesk
10 3 (2.26%) ZyXEL
10 3 (2.26%) HP
10 3 (2.26%) Symantec
10 3 (2.26%) SAP
11 2 (1.50%) IBM
11 2 (1.50%) Novell
11 2 (1.50%) Lotus
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