Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK > England
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 36 38
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2 +35
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 5,872 3,994 8,044
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.88% 6.29% 6.04%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.52% 17.13% 19.81%
Number of salaries quoted 5,181 3,466 6,766
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,750 £23,500
25th Percentile £30,000 £31,280 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £39,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +13.92% -1.25%
75th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £54,938
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £68,250
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -

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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 43,433 23,320 40,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.46% 36.71% 30.50%
Number of salaries quoted 31,276 19,463 33,611
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Microsoft 365
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 365 in England

Microsoft 365
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Microsoft 365 in England

Microsoft 365
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft 365 in England over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft 365 in England

Microsoft 365
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 29 July 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
London -35 1,914 £52,500 -4.39% 374
South East +5 1,102 £40,000 -5.88% 327
North of England +12 1,075 £37,500 - 365
Midlands +9 767 £40,000 - 242
North West +29 570 £40,000 +6.67% 202
West Midlands +5 503 £42,500 +6.25% 138
South West -6 489 £33,910 -9.57% 167
East of England +1 421 £37,500 - 135
Yorkshire -3 404 £37,410 -10.40% 117
East Midlands +22 261 £37,500 - 100
North East +7 101 £34,000 +10.73% 46
Microsoft 365
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 3,867 (65.85%) Microsoft
2 3,451 (58.77%) Windows
3 3,220 (54.84%) Azure
4 3,190 (54.33%) Active Directory
5 1,815 (30.91%) Windows Server
6 1,647 (28.05%) Social Skills
7 1,632 (27.79%) VMware
8 1,416 (24.11%) Windows 10
9 1,341 (22.84%) SharePoint
10 1,245 (21.20%) ITIL
11 1,096 (18.66%) Microsoft Office
12 1,094 (18.63%) Firewall
13 1,042 (17.75%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1,006 (17.13%) PowerShell
15 909 (15.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 905 (15.41%) Hyper-V
17 889 (15.14%) Azure Active Directory
18 857 (14.59%) Microsoft Intune
19 803 (13.68%) DNS
20 746 (12.70%) Citrix
21 717 (12.21%) Finance
22 715 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
23 712 (12.13%) SQL
24 702 (11.96%) MS Exchange
25 676 (11.51%) Cisco
26 675 (11.50%) SCCM
27 672 (11.44%) DHCP
28 662 (11.27%) AWS
29 544 (9.26%) WAN
30 543 (9.25%) LAN

Microsoft 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 1,341 (22.84%) SharePoint
2 702 (11.96%) MS Exchange
3 147 (2.50%) IIS
4 117 (1.99%) Skype for Business
5 105 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 101 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 70 (1.19%) Confluence
8 28 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 25 (0.43%) Apache
10 16 (0.27%) Tomcat
11 15 (0.26%) CMS
12 14 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.20%) WordPress
14 11 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
16 9 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
17 6 (0.10%) nginx
17 6 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
17 6 (0.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1,096 (18.66%) Microsoft Office
2 149 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 83 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 39 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 15 (0.26%) Revit
8 10 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (0.10%) Camtasia
12 6 (0.10%) MicroStation
13 3 (0.051%) RoboHelp
14 2 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.017%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.017%) Chatbot
15 1 (0.017%) ProjectWise
15 1 (0.017%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 114 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 26 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.32%) Sentinel
5 15 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 14 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 12 (0.20%) SAP Business One
8 11 (0.19%) Sage 200
9 9 (0.15%) Elite 3E
10 6 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.10%) Relativity
10 6 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.085%) Unica
11 5 (0.085%) Visualfiles
12 4 (0.068%) BambooHR
12 4 (0.068%) FastStats
12 4 (0.068%) IBM Planning Analytics
12 4 (0.068%) Oracle Payables
12 4 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.068%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3,220 (54.84%) Azure
2 889 (15.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 662 (11.27%) AWS
4 523 (8.91%) Power Platform
5 378 (6.44%) OneDrive
6 310 (5.28%) IaaS
7 294 (5.01%) SaaS
8 290 (4.94%) PowerApps
9 277 (4.72%) PaaS
10 225 (3.83%) Dynamics 365
11 215 (3.66%) Power Automate
12 163 (2.78%) Mimecast
13 102 (1.74%) GCP
14 87 (1.48%) Google Workspace
15 68 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
16 64 (1.09%) Azure Logic Apps
17 59 (1.00%) Yammer
18 46 (0.78%) Azure Sentinel
19 37 (0.63%) Serverless
20 36 (0.61%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 1,094 (18.63%) Firewall
2 803 (13.68%) DNS
3 672 (11.44%) DHCP
4 544 (9.26%) WAN
5 543 (9.25%) LAN
6 518 (8.82%) VPN
7 471 (8.02%) TCP/IP
8 311 (5.30%) SAN
9 260 (4.43%) VoIP
10 221 (3.76%) Wi-Fi
10 221 (3.76%) Wireless
11 202 (3.44%) VLAN
12 168 (2.86%) Skype
13 146 (2.49%) Remote Desktop
14 144 (2.45%) Internet
14 144 (2.45%) Network Security
15 91 (1.55%) Unified Communications
16 84 (1.43%) SSL
17 78 (1.33%) MPLS
18 53 (0.90%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 502 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 267 (4.55%) Power BI
3 67 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
4 61 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 49 (0.83%) MySQL
6 48 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 48 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 46 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
7 46 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
8 45 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
9 29 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 27 (0.46%) Data Lake
11 23 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
11 23 (0.39%) Tableau
12 22 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
14 14 (0.24%) MS Access
15 13 (0.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 13 (0.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 140 (2.38%) JIRA
2 65 (1.11%) Visual Studio
3 34 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 27 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (0.32%) Jenkins
5 19 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 17 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (0.19%) Selenium
8 9 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (0.12%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.10%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.10%) MSI
10 6 (0.10%) Snyk
10 6 (0.10%) Subversion
11 5 (0.085%) GitLab
11 5 (0.085%) Postman
11 5 (0.085%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.068%) Moq
12 4 (0.068%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.051%) SonarQube
General
1 1,647 (28.05%) Social Skills
2 717 (12.21%) Finance
3 352 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
4 217 (3.70%) Law
5 188 (3.20%) Public Sector
6 180 (3.07%) Retail
7 179 (3.05%) Organisational Skills
8 178 (3.03%) Manufacturing
9 176 (3.00%) Legal
10 158 (2.69%) Telecoms
11 122 (2.08%) Marketing
12 85 (1.45%) Presentation Skills
13 78 (1.33%) Banking
14 75 (1.28%) Documentation Skills
15 42 (0.72%) Electronics
16 39 (0.66%) Local Government
17 37 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
18 36 (0.61%) Back Office
18 36 (0.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 33 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 972 (16.55%) Analyst
2 814 (13.86%) Support Engineer
3 752 (12.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 689 (11.73%) IT Support
5 527 (8.97%) IT Engineer
6 413 (7.03%) Support Analyst
7 379 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 352 (5.99%) Consultant
9 327 (5.57%) IT Analyst
10 322 (5.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 309 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
12 303 (5.16%) Architect
13 295 (5.02%) Service Analyst
14 284 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
15 278 (4.73%) IT Manager
16 265 (4.51%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
17 257 (4.38%) Azure Engineer
18 238 (4.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 222 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support
20 207 (3.53%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (2.62%) .NET
2 125 (2.13%) HTML
3 111 (1.89%) Web Services
4 97 (1.65%) CSS
5 47 (0.80%) JSON
6 45 (0.77%) jQuery
7 44 (0.75%) OAuth
8 42 (0.72%) SAML
9 41 (0.70%) React
10 34 (0.58%) AngularJS
10 34 (0.58%) ASP.NET
11 33 (0.56%) XML
12 30 (0.51%) REST
13 25 (0.43%) .NET Core
14 19 (0.32%) OpenID
15 18 (0.31%) LDAP
16 17 (0.29%) LAMP
17 14 (0.24%) .NET Framework
18 12 (0.20%) OAuth2
18 12 (0.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 306 (5.21%) Data Centre
2 265 (4.51%) Management Information System
3 201 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
4 165 (2.81%) Driving Licence
5 143 (2.44%) Public Cloud
6 111 (1.89%) User Experience
7 106 (1.81%) Clustering
8 94 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
9 73 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
10 67 (1.14%) Replication
11 66 (1.12%) Private Cloud
12 53 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
12 53 (0.90%) PKI
13 51 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
14 43 (0.73%) iPhone
15 40 (0.68%) BYOD
16 37 (0.63%) Cloud Native
17 34 (0.58%) Smartphone
18 31 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
19 29 (0.49%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3,451 (58.77%) Windows
2 1,815 (30.91%) Windows Server
3 1,416 (24.11%) Windows 10
4 523 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 425 (7.24%) Linux
6 391 (6.66%) Windows Server 2016
7 374 (6.37%) Windows Server 2019
8 326 (5.55%) Windows 7
9 282 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 209 (3.56%) Android
11 178 (3.03%) Apple iOS
12 134 (2.28%) Mac OS
13 91 (1.55%) Windows 8
14 88 (1.50%) Mac OS X
15 51 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
16 41 (0.70%) Unix
17 36 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 32 (0.54%) CentOS
19 29 (0.49%) Ubuntu
20 23 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,245 (21.20%) ITIL
2 909 (15.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 715 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
4 478 (8.14%) Migration
5 466 (7.94%) Service Delivery
6 465 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
7 399 (6.79%) Project Management
8 365 (6.22%) DevOps
9 350 (5.96%) Project Delivery
10 328 (5.59%) Cybersecurity
11 310 (5.28%) Mentoring
12 294 (5.01%) Service Management
13 291 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
14 289 (4.92%) Information Security
15 277 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
16 270 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
17 240 (4.09%) CRM
18 238 (4.05%) Change Management
19 235 (4.00%) ITSM
20 234 (3.99%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1,006 (17.13%) PowerShell
2 712 (12.13%) SQL
3 129 (2.20%) C#
4 118 (2.01%) JavaScript
5 97 (1.65%) Python
6 61 (1.04%) Bash Shell
7 58 (0.99%) C
8 51 (0.87%) T-SQL
9 41 (0.70%) TypeScript
10 34 (0.58%) PHP
11 25 (0.43%) VBScript
12 24 (0.41%) Java
12 24 (0.41%) Shell Script
12 24 (0.41%) VBA
13 21 (0.36%) VB
14 19 (0.32%) Perl
15 10 (0.17%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.14%) X++
17 7 (0.12%) R
17 7 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 483 (8.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 343 (5.84%) Degree
3 229 (3.90%) MCSE
4 217 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 158 (2.69%) CCNA
6 140 (2.38%) MCSA
7 128 (2.18%) Security Cleared
8 120 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
9 111 (1.89%) SC Cleared
10 96 (1.63%) CISSP
11 83 (1.41%) MCP
12 67 (1.14%) CISM
12 67 (1.14%) MCITP
13 59 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 49 (0.83%) CCNP
14 49 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
15 47 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
16 44 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 41 (0.70%) DBS Check
18 39 (0.66%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 461 (7.85%) SLA
2 240 (4.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 188 (3.20%) GDPR
4 70 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
5 63 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 59 (1.00%) QA
7 57 (0.97%) NIST
8 37 (0.63%) PMO
9 22 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 15 (0.26%) Data Quality
11 14 (0.24%) GRC
12 12 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 12 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 12 (0.20%) NCSC
13 11 (0.19%) COBIT
14 6 (0.10%) ITGC
15 5 (0.085%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.068%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 4 (0.068%) PMBOK
16 4 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3,190 (54.33%) Active Directory
2 1,042 (17.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 905 (15.41%) Hyper-V
4 191 (3.25%) vSphere
5 146 (2.49%) XenDesktop
6 143 (2.44%) XenApp
7 135 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
8 112 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
9 91 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
10 66 (1.12%) Docker
11 60 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
12 57 (0.97%) BitLocker
13 35 (0.60%) Terminal Services
14 26 (0.44%) VMware Server
15 23 (0.39%) RHEV
16 22 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 21 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
17 21 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 12 (0.20%) VirtualBox
19 11 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 857 (14.59%) Microsoft Intune
2 675 (11.50%) SCCM
3 153 (2.61%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 107 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
5 96 (1.63%) Terraform
6 95 (1.62%) Jamf Pro
7 86 (1.46%) WSUS
8 77 (1.31%) Ansible
9 53 (0.90%) AirWatch
9 53 (0.90%) Kubernetes
10 49 (0.83%) Backup Exec
11 47 (0.80%) SCOM
12 42 (0.72%) vCenter Server
13 31 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
14 27 (0.46%) Nessus
15 26 (0.44%) Puppet
16 22 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
17 20 (0.34%) NetBackup
18 19 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
19 17 (0.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3,867 (65.85%) Microsoft
2 1,632 (27.79%) VMware
3 746 (12.70%) Citrix
4 676 (11.51%) Cisco
5 264 (4.50%) Veeam
6 239 (4.07%) Apple
7 225 (3.83%) Meraki
8 220 (3.75%) HP
9 159 (2.71%) ServiceNow
10 157 (2.67%) Google
11 149 (2.54%) Dell
12 131 (2.23%) Sophos
13 117 (1.99%) SAP
14 112 (1.91%) NetApp
15 93 (1.58%) SonicWALL
16 87 (1.48%) Palo Alto
17 80 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
18 79 (1.35%) iManage
19 76 (1.29%) SolarWinds
20 69 (1.18%) Oracle