Period
to 2 August 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 2 August 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
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 20 30
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10 +28
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 421 300 569
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 8.87% 9.80% 7.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.39% 27.75% 26.29%
Number of salaries quoted 341 257 478
10th Percentile £25,300 £24,900 £23,250
25th Percentile £28,500 £29,000 £26,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
75th Percentile £51,250 £46,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £71,750 £54,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £39,238
% change year-on-year -5.56% +14.69% -1.91%

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 1,483 1,081 2,164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.25% 35.32% 29.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,086 839 1,698
10th Percentile £27,000 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%
75th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £71,800
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%

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 2 August 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 2 August 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
Cambridgeshire -9 119 £35,750 -13.07% 27
Hertfordshire -16 107 £37,500 +3.45% 33
Essex +14 101 £41,000 +4.46% 27
Bedfordshire +1 68 £41,500 +18.57% 10
Norfolk -1 13 £35,500 +47.92% 10
Suffolk +3 11 £33,000 +29.41% 14
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 2 August 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.

1 272 (64.61%) Microsoft
2 235 (55.82%) Windows
3 226 (53.68%) Active Directory
4 224 (53.21%) Azure
5 140 (33.25%) VMware
6 129 (30.64%) ITIL
7 121 (28.74%) Windows Server
8 113 (26.84%) Windows 10
9 109 (25.89%) Social Skills
10 93 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 90 (21.38%) Firewall
12 82 (19.48%) Microsoft Office
12 82 (19.48%) SharePoint
13 78 (18.53%) Hyper-V
14 69 (16.39%) SCCM
15 68 (16.15%) MS Exchange
16 67 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
17 64 (15.20%) Microsoft Intune
18 59 (14.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 57 (13.54%) PowerShell
20 49 (11.64%) Azure Active Directory
20 49 (11.64%) DNS
21 48 (11.40%) Veeam
22 47 (11.16%) Citrix
23 46 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
24 42 (9.98%) Finance
24 42 (9.98%) OneDrive
25 41 (9.74%) AWS
26 39 (9.26%) DHCP
27 38 (9.03%) Windows Server 2008

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 82 (19.48%) SharePoint
2 68 (16.15%) MS Exchange
3 18 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.09%) IIS
5 12 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (2.38%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.24%) Apache
8 1 (0.24%) Confluence
8 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.24%) nginx
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 82 (19.48%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.24%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 224 (53.21%) Azure
2 49 (11.64%) Azure Active Directory
3 42 (9.98%) OneDrive
4 41 (9.74%) AWS
5 28 (6.65%) Power Platform
6 18 (4.28%) Mimecast
7 17 (4.04%) IaaS
8 14 (3.33%) PowerApps
9 13 (3.09%) Dynamics 365
9 13 (3.09%) PaaS
9 13 (3.09%) SaaS
10 10 (2.38%) Azure Logic Apps
11 7 (1.66%) Azure Event Grid
12 6 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.43%) Google Play
13 4 (0.95%) GCP
14 3 (0.71%) Azure Functions
14 3 (0.71%) Power Automate
14 3 (0.71%) Serverless
14 3 (0.71%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 90 (21.38%) Firewall
2 49 (11.64%) DNS
3 39 (9.26%) DHCP
4 32 (7.60%) WAN
5 27 (6.41%) LAN
6 26 (6.18%) Wi-Fi
7 25 (5.94%) Skype
8 22 (5.23%) VPN
9 20 (4.75%) TCP/IP
10 18 (4.28%) VoIP
11 16 (3.80%) Internet
12 14 (3.33%) NetScaler
12 14 (3.33%) Wireless
13 13 (3.09%) MPLS
13 13 (3.09%) VLAN
14 12 (2.85%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (2.14%) NAS
16 8 (1.90%) ADSL
16 8 (1.90%) Network Security
16 8 (1.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.04%) Power BI
3 9 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.24%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.95%) JIRA
3 2 (0.48%) GitLab
3 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 109 (25.89%) Social Skills
2 42 (9.98%) Finance
3 31 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 13 (3.09%) Public Sector
5 12 (2.85%) Documentation Skills
6 9 (2.14%) Retail
7 8 (1.90%) Local Government
7 8 (1.90%) Organisational Skills
7 8 (1.90%) Presentation Skills
8 7 (1.66%) Law
9 5 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.95%) Back Office
10 4 (0.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 3 (0.71%) Banking
11 3 (0.71%) Games
11 3 (0.71%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.48%) Electronics
12 2 (0.48%) Marketing
13 1 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 69 (16.39%) Support Engineer
2 67 (15.91%) Analyst
3 47 (11.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 45 (10.69%) Architect
5 42 (9.98%) IT Support
6 35 (8.31%) 2nd Line Support
7 32 (7.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 30 (7.13%) IT Engineer
9 29 (6.89%) Service Analyst
9 29 (6.89%) Service Desk Analyst
9 29 (6.89%) Solutions Architect
10 28 (6.65%) 3rd Line Support
11 25 (5.94%) Consultant
11 25 (5.94%) Support Analyst
12 24 (5.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 23 (5.46%) Microsoft 365 Architect
14 20 (4.75%) Desktop Support
14 20 (4.75%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
15 19 (4.51%) Lead Architect
15 19 (4.51%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.61%) Web Services
2 8 (1.90%) HTML
3 7 (1.66%) CSS
4 5 (1.19%) .NET
4 5 (1.19%) SAML
5 4 (0.95%) REST
6 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (0.71%) Node.js
7 2 (0.48%) JSON
8 1 (0.24%) ADSI
8 1 (0.24%) COM
8 1 (0.24%) EDI
8 1 (0.24%) Flutter
8 1 (0.24%) LAMP
8 1 (0.24%) LDAP
8 1 (0.24%) OAuth
8 1 (0.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.70%) Driving Licence
2 22 (5.23%) Public Cloud
3 19 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (2.61%) User Experience
5 9 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.90%) FMCG
6 8 (1.90%) Life Science
7 7 (1.66%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.66%) Replication
8 6 (1.43%) Mobile Computing
8 6 (1.43%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.43%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.95%) EPoS
9 4 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.71%) Clustering
10 3 (0.71%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.71%) Housing Association
10 3 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.48%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 235 (55.82%) Windows
2 121 (28.74%) Windows Server
3 113 (26.84%) Windows 10
4 46 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (9.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (7.60%) Windows 7
7 29 (6.89%) Linux
8 28 (6.65%) Windows Server 2016
8 28 (6.65%) Windows Server 2019
9 27 (6.41%) Android
10 20 (4.75%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.90%) Unix
12 7 (1.66%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.66%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.43%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.95%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.95%) VMS
15 3 (0.71%) SUSE
16 2 (0.48%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (30.64%) ITIL
2 67 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
3 59 (14.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 30 (7.13%) Change Management
4 30 (7.13%) Mentoring
4 30 (7.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 29 (6.89%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (6.65%) Problem Management
7 26 (6.18%) Service Management
8 25 (5.94%) Incident Management
9 23 (5.46%) Line Management
10 21 (4.99%) Migration
11 19 (4.51%) Ticket Management
12 17 (4.04%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (4.04%) Service Delivery
13 16 (3.80%) DevOps
13 16 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (3.56%) Server Management
15 14 (3.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 57 (13.54%) PowerShell
2 33 (7.84%) SQL
3 8 (1.90%) Python
4 7 (1.66%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.43%) PHP
6 5 (1.19%) C#
7 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.71%) VBA
7 3 (0.71%) VBScript
8 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.24%) C++
9 1 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (7.60%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (5.94%) CCNA
4 24 (5.70%) MCSA
5 23 (5.46%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (3.56%) Degree
7 12 (2.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (2.61%) MCSE
9 10 (2.38%) CCENT
10 8 (1.90%) VCP6
11 7 (1.66%) CISSP
11 7 (1.66%) MCP
12 4 (0.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (0.95%) CSSLP
12 4 (0.95%) ISSAP
13 3 (0.71%) CISM
13 3 (0.71%) MCITP
14 2 (0.48%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.48%) CompTIA Security+
14 2 (0.48%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.13%) SLA
2 16 (3.80%) GDPR
3 8 (1.90%) COBIT
4 6 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.19%) NIST
5 5 (1.19%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.95%) GRC
7 3 (0.71%) QA
8 2 (0.48%) NCSC
9 1 (0.24%) PMBOK
System Software
1 226 (53.68%) Active Directory
2 93 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (18.53%) Hyper-V
4 33 (7.84%) vSphere
5 11 (2.61%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (2.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.66%) XenApp
9 5 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.95%) Docker
10 4 (0.95%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.71%) KVM
11 3 (0.71%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 69 (16.39%) SCCM
2 64 (15.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (5.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 9 (2.14%) AirWatch
5 8 (1.90%) IBM BigFix
6 6 (1.43%) PaperCut
7 5 (1.19%) SCOM
7 5 (1.19%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.95%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.71%) Ansible
9 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.71%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.71%) Terraform
9 3 (0.71%) WSUS
10 2 (0.48%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.48%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.24%) SCSM
Vendors
1 272 (64.61%) Microsoft
2 140 (33.25%) VMware
3 48 (11.40%) Veeam
4 47 (11.16%) Citrix
5 33 (7.84%) Cisco
6 21 (4.99%) Sophos
7 14 (3.33%) Apple
8 11 (2.61%) ServiceNow
9 10 (2.38%) Google
9 10 (2.38%) Ivanti
9 10 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (2.14%) IBM
11 8 (1.90%) Meraki
11 8 (1.90%) NetApp
12 7 (1.66%) CommVault
12 7 (1.66%) ConnectWise
12 7 (1.66%) Veritas
13 6 (1.43%) Avaya
13 6 (1.43%) BMC
13 6 (1.43%) Oracle