Period
to 5 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Microsoft 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft 365 over the 6 months to 5 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > East of England
6 months to
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 18 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 +64
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 318 493 593
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 8.51% 10.18% 7.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.17% 31.10% 26.93%
Number of salaries quoted 255 402 496
10th Percentile £25,600 £23,500 £22,875
25th Percentile £28,000 £27,063 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,000 £40,000 £37,750
Median % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.96% +0.67%
75th Percentile £55,625 £47,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £71,750 £57,500 £61,125
England median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

Microsoft 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 the East of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,215 1,585 2,202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 32.52% 32.71% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 944 1,193 1,733
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.58% -5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £58,000 £55,183 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.10% +0.33% +4.76%

Microsoft 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Microsoft 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 365 in the East of England

Microsoft 365
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft 365 in the East of England.

Salary trend for Microsoft 365 in the East of England

Microsoft 365
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft 365 in the East of England over the 6 months to 5 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft 365 in the East of England

Microsoft 365
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft 365 within the East of England region over the 6 months to 5 May 2021. 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
Hertfordshire -5 109 £36,500 -2.67% 32
Essex +28 78 £45,000 +0.82% 12
Cambridgeshire -31 67 £38,750 -3.13% 16
Bedfordshire +4 50 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Norfolk +13 9 £35,500 +33.96% 3
Suffolk +4 5 £27,500 -0.90% 5
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 215 (67.61%) Microsoft
2 186 (58.49%) Windows
3 176 (55.35%) Azure
4 175 (55.03%) Active Directory
5 111 (34.91%) VMware
6 100 (31.45%) Windows Server
7 93 (29.25%) ITIL
8 89 (27.99%) Social Skills
9 78 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 76 (23.90%) SharePoint
11 74 (23.27%) Windows 10
12 60 (18.87%) SCCM
13 59 (18.55%) Microsoft Office
13 59 (18.55%) Firewall
14 56 (17.61%) Problem-Solving
15 54 (16.98%) MS Exchange
16 47 (14.78%) Azure Active Directory
16 47 (14.78%) Microsoft Intune
17 46 (14.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 45 (14.15%) Citrix
19 44 (13.84%) Skype
20 41 (12.89%) OneDrive
21 40 (12.58%) Hyper-V
22 39 (12.26%) Linux
23 37 (11.64%) Service Management
23 37 (11.64%) Finance
24 36 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
25 35 (11.01%) DNS
26 34 (10.69%) DHCP
27 32 (10.06%) Change Management

Microsoft 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 76 (23.90%) SharePoint
2 54 (16.98%) MS Exchange
3 17 (5.35%) Skype for Business
4 12 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.57%) IIS
7 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.31%) Apache
8 1 (0.31%) CMS
8 1 (0.31%) Confluence
8 1 (0.31%) nginx
8 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 59 (18.55%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.31%) iTrent
1 1 (0.31%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.31%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 176 (55.35%) Azure
2 47 (14.78%) Azure Active Directory
3 41 (12.89%) OneDrive
4 28 (8.81%) AWS
5 24 (7.55%) Power Platform
6 16 (5.03%) IaaS
7 14 (4.40%) Mimecast
7 14 (4.40%) SaaS
8 13 (4.09%) PaaS
9 12 (3.77%) PowerApps
10 11 (3.46%) Azure Logic Apps
11 9 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (2.52%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (1.89%) Azure Event Grid
13 6 (1.89%) Azure Functions
13 6 (1.89%) Azure Service Bus
13 6 (1.89%) Google Play
13 6 (1.89%) Serverless
14 5 (1.57%) GCP
15 2 (0.63%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 59 (18.55%) Firewall
2 44 (13.84%) Skype
3 35 (11.01%) DNS
4 34 (10.69%) DHCP
5 23 (7.23%) NetScaler
6 20 (6.29%) WAN
7 19 (5.97%) LAN
8 18 (5.66%) VLAN
9 17 (5.35%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (4.72%) VoIP
11 13 (4.09%) TCP/IP
12 12 (3.77%) SAN
13 11 (3.46%) VPN
14 9 (2.83%) Wireless
15 8 (2.52%) Network Security
16 4 (1.26%) SMTP
17 3 (0.94%) Intranet
17 3 (0.94%) NAS
18 2 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
18 2 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.40%) Power BI
3 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) JIRA
1 1 (0.31%) MSTest
1 1 (0.31%) NUnit
1 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 89 (27.99%) Social Skills
2 37 (11.64%) Finance
3 18 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.03%) Presentation Skills
5 11 (3.46%) Law
6 7 (2.20%) Organisational Skills
7 6 (1.89%) Retail
8 5 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.26%) Back Office
9 4 (1.26%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.94%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.63%) Games
12 1 (0.31%) Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Legal
12 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (15.41%) Analyst
2 47 (14.78%) Architect
3 43 (13.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 37 (11.64%) Support Engineer
5 31 (9.75%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (6.92%) Service Analyst
6 22 (6.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 21 (6.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 21 (6.60%) IT Support
8 18 (5.66%) IT Engineer
9 17 (5.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 17 (5.35%) Consultant
10 16 (5.03%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 16 (5.03%) Administrator
10 16 (5.03%) Digital Architect
10 16 (5.03%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 16 (5.03%) Microsoft 365 Architect
11 15 (4.72%) Support Analyst
12 14 (4.40%) Help Desk Support
12 14 (4.40%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.77%) Web Services
2 7 (2.20%) REST
3 6 (1.89%) .NET
4 5 (1.57%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (1.26%) CSS
5 4 (1.26%) HTML
6 3 (0.94%) Node.js
7 2 (0.63%) SAML
8 1 (0.31%) ADSI
8 1 (0.31%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.31%) jQuery
8 1 (0.31%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.97%) Public Cloud
2 17 (5.35%) User Experience
3 15 (4.72%) Driving Licence
4 13 (4.09%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.83%) FMCG
6 7 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.89%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.89%) Life Science
7 6 (1.89%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.57%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.26%) Replication
10 3 (0.94%) Clustering
10 3 (0.94%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.94%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.63%) EMC VNX
12 1 (0.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.31%) iPhone
12 1 (0.31%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 186 (58.49%) Windows
2 100 (31.45%) Windows Server
3 74 (23.27%) Windows 10
4 39 (12.26%) Linux
5 36 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (9.43%) Windows 7
7 28 (8.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (6.29%) Windows Server 2016
9 19 (5.97%) Android
10 17 (5.35%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (2.83%) Mac OS X
11 9 (2.83%) Ubuntu
12 7 (2.20%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.89%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.89%) Unix
14 5 (1.57%) SUSE
15 4 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.94%) CentOS
17 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
18 1 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (29.25%) ITIL
2 56 (17.61%) Problem-Solving
3 46 (14.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 37 (11.64%) Service Management
5 32 (10.06%) Change Management
6 27 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (8.49%) Root Cause Analysis
7 20 (6.29%) ITSM
7 20 (6.29%) Technology Roadmap
8 18 (5.66%) Decision-Making
9 17 (5.35%) Requirements Gathering
10 16 (5.03%) Data Analysis
10 16 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (5.03%) Incident Management
10 16 (5.03%) Line Management
10 16 (5.03%) Migration
10 16 (5.03%) Strategic Roadmap
11 15 (4.72%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (4.72%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.81%) PowerShell
2 20 (6.29%) SQL
3 6 (1.89%) C#
4 4 (1.26%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.26%) Python
4 4 (1.26%) VBA
5 3 (0.94%) C++
6 2 (0.63%) PHP
7 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.31%) C
7 1 (0.31%) Perl
7 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (6.29%) CCNA
4 15 (4.72%) MCSA
5 12 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (3.46%) Degree
7 7 (2.20%) CISSP
8 5 (1.57%) CISM
9 4 (1.26%) MCSE
10 3 (0.94%) CCENT
10 3 (0.94%) CCNP
10 3 (0.94%) MCITP
10 3 (0.94%) MCP
10 3 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.63%) CSSLP
11 2 (0.63%) ISSAP
12 1 (0.31%) MCDST
12 1 (0.31%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.12%) SLA
2 19 (5.97%) COBIT
3 18 (5.66%) GDPR
4 7 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.26%) NIST
5 4 (1.26%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.94%) GRC
6 3 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 175 (55.03%) Active Directory
2 78 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (12.58%) Hyper-V
4 32 (10.06%) vSphere
5 10 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (2.52%) XenApp
7 7 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.20%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.26%) Docker
9 4 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.63%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 60 (18.87%) SCCM
2 47 (14.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (4.72%) IBM BigFix
4 7 (2.20%) AirWatch
5 6 (1.89%) PaperCut
6 4 (1.26%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.94%) Ansible
7 3 (0.94%) Puppet
7 3 (0.94%) SCOM
7 3 (0.94%) WSUS
8 2 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.63%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.63%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.31%) CASB
9 1 (0.31%) SCSM
9 1 (0.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 215 (67.61%) Microsoft
2 111 (34.91%) VMware
3 45 (14.15%) Citrix
4 30 (9.43%) Cisco
5 26 (8.18%) Veeam
6 21 (6.60%) Sophos
7 19 (5.97%) IBM
8 18 (5.66%) ServiceNow
9 17 (5.35%) Ivanti
10 16 (5.03%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (4.09%) HP
12 11 (3.46%) Google
13 10 (3.14%) Apple
13 10 (3.14%) NetApp
14 9 (2.83%) Meraki
15 7 (2.20%) Avaya
15 7 (2.20%) SonicWALL
16 6 (1.89%) BMC
16 6 (1.89%) Red Hat
17 5 (1.57%) WatchGuard