Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 18 29
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11 +70
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 315 517 595
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 8.83% 10.02% 7.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.81% 30.66% 27.05%
Number of salaries quoted 255 419 504
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,950 £23,000
25th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.90% +6.94%
75th Percentile £54,500 £47,500 £53,375
90th Percentile £71,750 £57,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,701 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.42% +1.75% -

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 1,175 1,686 2,200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 32.93% 32.67% 26.25%
Number of salaries quoted 920 1,265 1,738
10th Percentile £29,225 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £71,075
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -1 111 £36,500 -2.67% 26
Essex +31 81 £45,000 +0.82% 9
Cambridgeshire -31 61 £36,000 -12.20% 14
Bedfordshire +8 51 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Norfolk +8 6 £34,000 +28.30% 4
Suffolk +8 5 £27,500 -5.17% 3
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 206 (65.40%) Microsoft
2 185 (58.73%) Windows
3 178 (56.51%) Active Directory
4 168 (53.33%) Azure
5 107 (33.97%) VMware
6 105 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 91 (28.89%) ITIL
8 77 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 76 (24.13%) Windows 10
10 71 (22.54%) SharePoint
11 58 (18.41%) Microsoft Office
11 58 (18.41%) Firewall
12 55 (17.46%) SCCM
13 51 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
14 50 (15.87%) MS Exchange
15 48 (15.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 46 (14.60%) Skype
17 44 (13.97%) Azure Active Directory
18 42 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune
19 40 (12.70%) Citrix
20 39 (12.38%) Linux
20 39 (12.38%) Service Management
21 38 (12.06%) Finance
21 38 (12.06%) OneDrive
22 37 (11.75%) Windows Server 2008
23 36 (11.43%) Hyper-V
24 35 (11.11%) DNS
25 34 (10.79%) DHCP
25 34 (10.79%) Windows 7
26 33 (10.48%) vSphere

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 71 (22.54%) SharePoint
2 50 (15.87%) MS Exchange
3 18 (5.71%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.95%) IIS
7 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.32%) Apache
8 1 (0.32%) CMS
8 1 (0.32%) Confluence
8 1 (0.32%) nginx
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 58 (18.41%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) iTrent
2 1 (0.32%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.32%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 168 (53.33%) Azure
2 44 (13.97%) Azure Active Directory
3 38 (12.06%) OneDrive
4 25 (7.94%) AWS
5 23 (7.30%) Power Platform
6 14 (4.44%) IaaS
7 13 (4.13%) SaaS
8 12 (3.81%) Mimecast
8 12 (3.81%) PaaS
9 11 (3.49%) Azure Logic Apps
9 11 (3.49%) PowerApps
10 10 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (1.90%) Azure Event Grid
12 6 (1.90%) Azure Functions
12 6 (1.90%) Azure Service Bus
12 6 (1.90%) GCP
12 6 (1.90%) Google Play
12 6 (1.90%) Serverless
13 1 (0.32%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 58 (18.41%) Firewall
2 46 (14.60%) Skype
3 35 (11.11%) DNS
4 34 (10.79%) DHCP
5 22 (6.98%) WAN
6 21 (6.67%) LAN
7 20 (6.35%) NetScaler
7 20 (6.35%) VLAN
8 16 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (4.44%) TCP/IP
10 12 (3.81%) VoIP
10 12 (3.81%) VPN
11 11 (3.49%) SAN
12 9 (2.86%) Wireless
13 8 (2.54%) Network Security
14 4 (1.27%) SMTP
15 3 (0.95%) Intranet
16 2 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
16 2 (0.63%) Internet
16 2 (0.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.13%) Power BI
3 9 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (2.54%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) JIRA
1 1 (0.32%) MSTest
1 1 (0.32%) NUnit
1 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 38 (12.06%) Finance
2 10 (3.17%) Law
3 5 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (1.59%) Retail
3 5 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.95%) Back Office
5 2 (0.63%) Games
5 2 (0.63%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.32%) Legal
6 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (15.87%) Analyst
2 45 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (13.65%) Architect
4 38 (12.06%) Support Engineer
5 28 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
6 23 (7.30%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (7.30%) IT Support
7 22 (6.98%) Service Analyst
7 22 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
8 20 (6.35%) IT Engineer
9 17 (5.40%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 17 (5.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 17 (5.40%) Consultant
10 16 (5.08%) Administrator
10 16 (5.08%) Digital Architect
10 16 (5.08%) Digital Solutions Architect
11 15 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
11 15 (4.76%) Service Desk Manager
11 15 (4.76%) Support Analyst
12 14 (4.44%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.49%) Web Services
2 6 (1.90%) .NET
2 6 (1.90%) REST
3 5 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (1.27%) CSS
4 4 (1.27%) HTML
5 3 (0.95%) Node.js
6 1 (0.32%) ADSI
6 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.32%) EDI
6 1 (0.32%) jQuery
6 1 (0.32%) LAMP
6 1 (0.32%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.35%) Public Cloud
2 17 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.08%) User Experience
4 14 (4.44%) Driving Licence
5 12 (3.81%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.86%) FMCG
6 9 (2.86%) Organisational Skills
7 6 (1.90%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.90%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.59%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.59%) Life Science
8 5 (1.59%) Replication
8 5 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.95%) Clustering
9 3 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.63%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.63%) EPoS
10 2 (0.63%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.63%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 185 (58.73%) Windows
2 105 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 76 (24.13%) Windows 10
4 39 (12.38%) Linux
5 37 (11.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (10.79%) Windows 7
7 28 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (6.98%) Windows Server 2016
9 21 (6.67%) Android
10 15 (4.76%) Windows Server 2019
11 11 (3.49%) Mac OS X
12 9 (2.86%) Ubuntu
13 7 (2.22%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.90%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.90%) Unix
15 5 (1.59%) SUSE
16 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.95%) CentOS
18 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
19 1 (0.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (28.89%) ITIL
2 51 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
3 48 (15.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 39 (12.38%) Service Management
5 32 (10.16%) Change Management
6 29 (9.21%) Root Cause Analysis
7 27 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (7.30%) ITSM
9 20 (6.35%) Technology Roadmap
10 18 (5.71%) Decision-Making
10 18 (5.71%) Incident Management
11 17 (5.40%) Requirements Gathering
12 16 (5.08%) Data Analysis
12 16 (5.08%) Migration
12 16 (5.08%) Strategic Roadmap
13 15 (4.76%) Conflict Resolution
13 15 (4.76%) Contract Negotiation
13 15 (4.76%) Line Management
14 14 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (4.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 19 (6.03%) SQL
3 6 (1.90%) C#
4 4 (1.27%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.27%) Python
4 4 (1.27%) VBA
5 3 (0.95%) C++
6 2 (0.63%) PHP
7 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.32%) C
7 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (7.62%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (6.67%) CCNA
4 15 (4.76%) MCSA
5 11 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (3.17%) Degree
7 6 (1.90%) CISSP
8 4 (1.27%) CISM
9 3 (0.95%) CCENT
9 3 (0.95%) CCNP
9 3 (0.95%) MCSE
9 3 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.63%) CSSLP
10 2 (0.63%) ISSAP
10 2 (0.63%) MCITP
11 1 (0.32%) MCDST
11 1 (0.32%) MCP
11 1 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.84%) SLA
2 19 (6.03%) COBIT
3 18 (5.71%) GDPR
4 6 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.27%) NIST
5 4 (1.27%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.95%) GRC
7 2 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 178 (56.51%) Active Directory
2 77 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 33 (10.48%) vSphere
5 10 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (2.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.59%) XenApp
8 5 (1.59%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.27%) Docker
9 4 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.63%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.63%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 55 (17.46%) SCCM
2 42 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (4.76%) IBM BigFix
4 6 (1.90%) AirWatch
4 6 (1.90%) PaperCut
5 4 (1.27%) vCenter Server
6 3 (0.95%) Ansible
6 3 (0.95%) Puppet
7 2 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.63%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.63%) SCOM
7 2 (0.63%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.63%) WSUS
8 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.32%) CASB
8 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 206 (65.40%) Microsoft
2 107 (33.97%) VMware
3 40 (12.70%) Citrix
4 31 (9.84%) Cisco
5 24 (7.62%) Veeam
6 20 (6.35%) ServiceNow
7 19 (6.03%) IBM
7 19 (6.03%) Sophos
8 16 (5.08%) Ivanti
8 16 (5.08%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (4.13%) HP
10 12 (3.81%) Apple
11 11 (3.49%) Google
11 11 (3.49%) Meraki
12 9 (2.86%) SonicWALL
13 8 (2.54%) NetApp
14 7 (2.22%) Avaya
15 6 (1.90%) BMC
15 6 (1.90%) Red Hat
16 5 (1.59%) arcserve