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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office 365
Rank 184 222 234
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +12
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 66 15 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.41% 10.34% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 38 12 18
Average salary £42,500 £27,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.54% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,695 £21,150 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £49,450 £49,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
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
340 145 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.58% 2.14% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 272 128 92
Average salary £40,000 £44,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.11% +15.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,250 £60,000
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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +35 50 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Cheshire -23 5 £42,500 +88.88% 4
Lancashire - 5 £41,250 - 1
Merseyside - 4 £72,500 - 1
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 118 (80.82%) Microsoft
2 97 (66.44%) Windows
3 62 (42.47%) Active Directory
4 52 (35.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 51 (34.93%) Service Delivery
6 46 (31.51%) Hyper-V
7 41 (28.08%) MS Exchange
8 40 (27.40%) Mentoring
9 38 (26.03%) SharePoint
10 36 (24.66%) MS Excel
11 31 (21.23%) MS Office
12 29 (19.86%) ITIL
13 27 (18.49%) VMware
13 27 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (17.12%) Finance
14 25 (17.12%) Business Intelligence
14 25 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
14 25 (17.12%) Degree
15 23 (15.75%) Citrix
15 23 (15.75%) Microsoft Certification
15 23 (15.75%) ERP
15 23 (15.75%) Project Management
16 22 (15.07%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (15.07%) Lync
16 22 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
17 20 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (13.70%) SCCM
17 20 (13.70%) SAN
17 20 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2013
18 19 (13.01%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 41 (28.08%) MS Exchange
2 38 (26.03%) SharePoint
3 22 (15.07%) Lync
4 20 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (6.85%) IIS
7 5 (3.42%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (2.74%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.74%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.37%) GroupWise
10 2 (1.37%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (1.37%) Zimbra
10 2 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.68%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.68%) Moodle
11 1 (0.68%) Site Server
11 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 36 (24.66%) MS Excel
2 31 (21.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (7.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.05%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.05%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.68%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 52 (35.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.70%) SAN
2 17 (11.64%) VPN
3 13 (8.90%) WAN
4 12 (8.22%) DNS
5 11 (7.53%) DHCP
6 10 (6.85%) NAS
6 10 (6.85%) Internet
6 10 (6.85%) LAN
7 9 (6.16%) Firewall
8 8 (5.48%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.48%) Unified Communications
9 7 (4.79%) VoIP
10 6 (4.11%) LDAP
10 6 (4.11%) iSCSI
11 3 (2.05%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.05%) DECT
12 2 (1.37%) VLAN
13 1 (0.68%) Network Security
13 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.96%) Big Data
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.37%) Ingres
General
1 25 (17.12%) Finance
2 3 (2.05%) Banking
2 3 (2.05%) Marketing
2 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (13.70%) Architect
2 18 (12.33%) Account Manager
3 16 (10.96%) Enterprise Architect
4 15 (10.27%) Technical Account Manager
4 15 (10.27%) Technical Manager
5 13 (8.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (8.22%) Consultant
7 11 (7.53%) Analyst
8 10 (6.85%) IT Support
9 9 (6.16%) Technical Analyst
10 8 (5.48%) Support Engineer
11 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Specialist
11 7 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (4.79%) Administrator
11 7 (4.79%) Service Manager
12 6 (4.11%) Systems Administrator
12 6 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (4.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 5 (3.42%) Sales Manager
13 5 (3.42%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.79%) COM
2 2 (1.37%) XMPP
3 1 (0.68%) HTML
3 1 (0.68%) CSS
3 1 (0.68%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.96%) PMI
3 15 (10.27%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (10.27%) User Experience
4 7 (4.79%) Clustering
5 4 (2.74%) iPhone
5 4 (2.74%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.05%) Life Science
6 3 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.05%) CLARiiON
6 3 (2.05%) Replication
7 1 (0.68%) Tandem
7 1 (0.68%) VLE
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 97 (66.44%) Windows
2 25 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (13.01%) Linux
5 15 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (10.27%) Windows Phone 8
5 15 (10.27%) Windows Phone
6 10 (6.85%) UNIX
7 9 (6.16%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.48%) Solaris
8 8 (5.48%) Windows 7
8 8 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.42%) Android
9 5 (3.42%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.05%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.05%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.93%) Service Delivery
2 40 (27.40%) Mentoring
3 29 (19.86%) ITIL
4 25 (17.12%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (15.75%) ERP
5 23 (15.75%) Project Management
6 22 (15.07%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (11.64%) Business Development
9 16 (10.96%) Risk Management
9 16 (10.96%) CMMI
10 15 (10.27%) OpenUP
11 13 (8.90%) CRM
11 13 (8.90%) Migration
12 10 (6.85%) Business Continuity
13 8 (5.48%) Capacity Planning
14 7 (4.79%) Information Security
15 5 (3.42%) Change Management
16 4 (2.74%) Change Control
16 4 (2.74%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.64%) C
2 7 (4.79%) SQL
3 5 (3.42%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.05%) VB
5 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (17.12%) Degree
2 23 (15.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (10.96%) PMI Certification
4 14 (9.59%) MCSE
5 8 (5.48%) MCITP
6 6 (4.11%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.11%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.42%) MCTS
8 4 (2.74%) CISM
8 4 (2.74%) MCP
8 4 (2.74%) CISSP
8 4 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.74%) CCNA
8 4 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.05%) MCSA
10 2 (1.37%) CCA
10 2 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.68%) CCNP
11 1 (0.68%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.48%) QA
3 7 (4.79%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (42.47%) Active Directory
2 46 (31.51%) Hyper-V
3 22 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (8.22%) XenApp
5 10 (6.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 10 (6.85%) MetaFrame
6 7 (4.79%) vSphere
6 7 (4.79%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.05%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.37%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (13.70%) SCCM
2 7 (4.79%) SCOM
2 7 (4.79%) SCVMM
3 6 (4.11%) SCDPM
3 6 (4.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (2.74%) Windows Intune
5 3 (2.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (2.05%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (2.05%) Nagios
6 2 (1.37%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 118 (80.82%) Microsoft
2 27 (18.49%) VMware
3 23 (15.75%) Citrix
4 16 (10.96%) EMC
5 11 (7.53%) Cisco
6 8 (5.48%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.48%) AppSense
7 7 (4.79%) Symantec
8 6 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (4.11%) HP
9 4 (2.74%) Avaya
9 4 (2.74%) Lotus
10 3 (2.05%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.05%) NETGEAR
10 3 (2.05%) IBM
10 3 (2.05%) SAP
11 2 (1.37%) Scalix
11 2 (1.37%) McAfee
11 2 (1.37%) Oracle
11 2 (1.37%) Novell
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