Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Office 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Office 365 over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 66 124
Rank change year-on-year +1 +58 +53
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 116 83 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.84% 3.68% 1.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.61% 33.47% 21.20%
Number of salaries quoted 105 77 57
Cheshire median annual salary £27,000 £24,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -22.86%
10th Percentile £18,800 £18,600 £20,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £36,500 £48,000
North West median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% -4.41% -20.00%

Office 365 is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 453 248 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.99% 11.01% 7.68%
Number of salaries quoted 380 219 223
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £22,375 £20,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £57,500 £64,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in Cheshire

Office 365
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Office 365 in Cheshire

Office 365
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Office 365 in Cheshire

Office 365
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Warrington +23 37 £23,500 -21.67% 5
Wilmslow +11 19 £21,500 -
Macclesfield +9 12 £29,500 +19.19% 4
Chester +6 11 £30,000 - 2
Knutsford -34 9 £49,250 +118.89% 2
Crewe -9 7 £42,500 +46.55%
Runcorn -4 2 £31,250 -3.85% 2
Middlewich - 2 £21,500 -
Sandbach -13 1 £25,000 +25.00%
Office 365
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 95 (81.90%) Windows
2 62 (53.45%) Microsoft
3 54 (46.55%) Active Directory
4 46 (39.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (37.07%) Windows Server
6 42 (36.21%) Windows 7
7 38 (32.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (28.45%) Microsoft Azure
8 33 (28.45%) MS Exchange
9 29 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (22.41%) Citrix
11 25 (21.55%) Windows 10
12 24 (20.69%) Firewall
12 24 (20.69%) VMware
13 23 (19.83%) MCSA
14 21 (18.10%) MCP
14 21 (18.10%) Exchange Server 2013
15 20 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
15 20 (17.24%) ITIL
16 18 (15.52%) MCSE
17 17 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (14.66%) LAN
17 17 (14.66%) DNS
17 17 (14.66%) WAN
18 16 (13.79%) Skype
19 15 (12.93%) TCP/IP
19 15 (12.93%) Skype for Business
20 14 (12.07%) Hyper-V
20 14 (12.07%) Windows 8
20 14 (12.07%) Service Management

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 33 (28.45%) MS Exchange
2 21 (18.10%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (12.93%) Skype for Business
5 10 (8.62%) SharePoint
6 9 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.59%) IIS
9 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 33 (28.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.90%) IaaS
3 7 (6.03%) SaaS
4 6 (5.17%) PaaS
5 5 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.86%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.69%) Firewall
2 17 (14.66%) DNS
2 17 (14.66%) LAN
2 17 (14.66%) WAN
3 16 (13.79%) Skype
4 15 (12.93%) TCP/IP
5 13 (11.21%) DHCP
6 12 (10.34%) VPN
7 11 (9.48%) VoIP
8 5 (4.31%) SAN
9 4 (3.45%) Internet
9 4 (3.45%) WLAN
10 3 (2.59%) MPLS
11 2 (1.72%) LDAP
11 2 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.72%) Wireless
12 1 (0.86%) DKIM
12 1 (0.86%) DMARC
12 1 (0.86%) Intranet
12 1 (0.86%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.59%) Power BI
3 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.86%) JIRA
General
1 11 (9.48%) Finance
2 7 (6.03%) Retail
3 5 (4.31%) Legal
4 3 (2.59%) Advertising
4 3 (2.59%) Marketing
4 3 (2.59%) Publishing
5 2 (1.72%) Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Law
6 1 (0.86%) Games
6 1 (0.86%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (26.72%) Support Engineer
2 27 (23.28%) Analyst
3 22 (18.97%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (15.52%) IT Support
5 16 (13.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 15 (12.93%) Service Analyst
6 15 (12.93%) Service Desk Analyst
7 14 (12.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 12 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (10.34%) IT Engineer
9 11 (9.48%) Active Directory Analyst
9 11 (9.48%) Technical Support
10 10 (8.62%) IT Support Engineer
10 10 (8.62%) Support Analyst
11 9 (7.76%) Technical Engineer
11 9 (7.76%) Technical Support Engineer
11 9 (7.76%) Windows Engineer
12 8 (6.90%) 2nd Line Technical Support
12 8 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 7 (6.03%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.72%) .NET
2 1 (0.86%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.86%) CSS
2 1 (0.86%) HTML
2 1 (0.86%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (0.86%) Spring
2 1 (0.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.90%) Driving Licence
2 5 (4.31%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.59%) Private Cloud
3 3 (2.59%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.59%) User Experience
4 2 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.72%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.72%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.86%) BYOD
5 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.86%) iPad
5 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.86%) Replication
5 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 95 (81.90%) Windows
2 46 (39.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (37.07%) Windows Server
4 42 (36.21%) Windows 7
5 38 (32.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (21.55%) Windows 10
7 14 (12.07%) Windows 8
8 11 (9.48%) Linux
9 10 (8.62%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.72%) Android
10 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.86%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.24%) ITIL
2 14 (12.07%) Service Management
3 11 (9.48%) IT Strategy
4 10 (8.62%) DevOps
5 9 (7.76%) Break/Fix
5 9 (7.76%) Mentoring
6 8 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.31%) Scrum
8 4 (3.45%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (3.45%) High Availability
8 4 (3.45%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.59%) CRM
9 3 (2.59%) E-Discovery
9 3 (2.59%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.59%) Information Security
9 3 (2.59%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.59%) People Management
9 3 (2.59%) Project Management
10 2 (1.72%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.48%) SQL
2 6 (5.17%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.86%) C
4 1 (0.86%) C#
4 1 (0.86%) C++
4 1 (0.86%) Java
4 1 (0.86%) PHP
4 1 (0.86%) Python
4 1 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (19.83%) MCSA
3 21 (18.10%) MCP
4 18 (15.52%) MCSE
5 13 (11.21%) MCITP
6 6 (5.17%) CCNA
6 6 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.59%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.59%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.72%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.72%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.86%) CCA
9 1 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.86%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.86%) MCDST
9 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.07%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 54 (46.55%) Active Directory
2 17 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.07%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.59%) XenApp
6 2 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (6.90%) SCCM
2 2 (1.72%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.72%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.72%) Puppet
2 2 (1.72%) SCOM
2 2 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (53.45%) Microsoft
2 26 (22.41%) Citrix
3 24 (20.69%) VMware
4 11 (9.48%) Apple
4 11 (9.48%) Cisco
5 8 (6.90%) Symantec
6 4 (3.45%) Dell
7 3 (2.59%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (2.59%) EqualLogic
7 3 (2.59%) McAfee
7 3 (2.59%) NetApp
7 3 (2.59%) Nintex
8 2 (1.72%) arcserve
8 2 (1.72%) NETGEAR
8 2 (1.72%) Sage
8 2 (1.72%) Sophos
9 1 (0.86%) AppSense
9 1 (0.86%) CA
9 1 (0.86%) EMC
9 1 (0.86%) SAP