Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 35 30 48
Rank change year-on-year -5 +18 +23
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 4,681 7,269 7,279
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 6.33% 6.92% 5.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.22% 19.83% 18.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4,094 6,217 6,078
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,750
25th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,750 £57,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,430 £68,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.01%

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 30,751 36,657 38,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.59% 34.91% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25,482 30,417 31,536
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 13 April 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 13 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
London -21 1,529 £50,000 +5.26% 244
South East -1 859 £40,000 +6.67% 155
North of England +6 854 £36,500 -2.67% 224
Midlands +2 640 £40,000 +14.29% 182
West Midlands +5 436 £40,000 - 125
South West -17 407 £37,000 -1.33% 88
Yorkshire +4 379 £34,000 -9.33% 80
North West +4 379 £37,549 +0.13% 114
East of England -1 307 £37,500 -6.25% 66
East Midlands -3 202 £38,000 +16.92% 57
North East +4 96 £35,000 +18.64% 30
Microsoft 365
UK

For the 6 months to 13 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 2,997 (64.02%) Microsoft
2 2,827 (60.39%) Windows
3 2,603 (55.61%) Active Directory
4 2,478 (52.94%) Azure
5 1,589 (33.95%) Windows Server
6 1,454 (31.06%) VMware
7 1,080 (23.07%) Windows 10
8 1,025 (21.90%) SharePoint
9 979 (20.91%) ITIL
10 915 (19.55%) VMware Infrastructure
11 811 (17.33%) Firewall
12 782 (16.71%) Microsoft Office
13 740 (15.81%) PowerShell
14 729 (15.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 708 (15.12%) Hyper-V
16 694 (14.83%) DNS
17 686 (14.65%) Citrix
18 665 (14.21%) Azure Active Directory
19 631 (13.48%) SCCM
20 593 (12.67%) MS Exchange
21 583 (12.45%) Microsoft Intune
22 562 (12.01%) AWS
23 551 (11.77%) Problem-Solving
24 541 (11.56%) Finance
25 538 (11.49%) DHCP
26 535 (11.43%) Cisco
27 508 (10.85%) SQL
28 431 (9.21%) Migration
29 424 (9.06%) Windows Server 2012
30 398 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification

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 1,025 (21.90%) SharePoint
2 593 (12.67%) MS Exchange
3 116 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 115 (2.46%) Skype for Business
5 90 (1.92%) IIS
6 87 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 73 (1.56%) Confluence
8 21 (0.45%) Apache
8 21 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (0.43%) CMS
10 16 (0.34%) WordPress
11 13 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
12 12 (0.26%) Drupal
12 12 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.085%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (0.064%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.043%) Tomcat
Applications
1 782 (16.71%) Microsoft Office
2 149 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 65 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
4 35 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 26 (0.56%) Revit
6 25 (0.53%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (0.13%) Camtasia
8 6 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.064%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.043%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.021%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 80 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 11 (0.23%) NetSuite
6 11 (0.23%) Sentinel
7 9 (0.19%) Workfront
8 5 (0.11%) Sage 50
8 5 (0.11%) SAP Business One
8 5 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.11%) Visualfiles
9 4 (0.085%) Elite 3E
9 4 (0.085%) Endur
9 4 (0.085%) Relativity
10 3 (0.064%) Eikon
10 3 (0.064%) Tradar
11 2 (0.043%) Magento
11 2 (0.043%) Sage 200
11 2 (0.043%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 2,478 (52.94%) Azure
2 665 (14.21%) Azure Active Directory
3 562 (12.01%) AWS
4 353 (7.54%) Power Platform
5 249 (5.32%) OneDrive
6 217 (4.64%) SaaS
7 216 (4.61%) IaaS
8 207 (4.42%) PaaS
9 171 (3.65%) PowerApps
10 124 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
11 123 (2.63%) Mimecast
12 120 (2.56%) Power Automate
13 68 (1.45%) GCP
14 65 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
15 57 (1.22%) Google Workspace
15 57 (1.22%) Serverless
16 51 (1.09%) Azure Functions
16 51 (1.09%) Logic Apps
17 27 (0.58%) Yammer
18 25 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 811 (17.33%) Firewall
2 694 (14.83%) DNS
3 538 (11.49%) DHCP
4 378 (8.08%) TCP/IP
5 350 (7.48%) VPN
6 349 (7.46%) WAN
7 341 (7.28%) LAN
8 268 (5.73%) SAN
9 205 (4.38%) VLAN
10 196 (4.19%) VoIP
11 174 (3.72%) Skype
12 140 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
13 124 (2.65%) Wireless
14 121 (2.58%) Remote Desktop
15 120 (2.56%) Network Security
16 106 (2.26%) Unified Communications
17 85 (1.82%) Internet
18 73 (1.56%) NetScaler
19 61 (1.30%) MPLS
20 50 (1.07%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 370 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 181 (3.87%) Power BI
3 74 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
4 51 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 45 (0.96%) MySQL
6 36 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 35 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 33 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 25 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
12 19 (0.41%) Cosmos DB
13 10 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (0.19%) MS Access
15 8 (0.17%) Data Lake
15 8 (0.17%) MongoDB
15 8 (0.17%) QlikView
15 8 (0.17%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 106 (2.26%) JIRA
2 41 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
3 26 (0.56%) Visual Studio
4 21 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 16 (0.34%) Jenkins
6 14 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 14 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 11 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.15%) MSI
9 5 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.11%) Postman
9 5 (0.11%) Snyk
10 4 (0.085%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.085%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.064%) GitLab
11 3 (0.064%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.043%) Chocolatey
12 2 (0.043%) NUnit
12 2 (0.043%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.021%) Selenium
General
1 541 (11.56%) Finance
2 148 (3.16%) Law
3 146 (3.12%) Public Sector
4 123 (2.63%) Legal
5 101 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 101 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 86 (1.84%) Retail
7 82 (1.75%) Marketing
8 57 (1.22%) Digital Economy
9 55 (1.17%) Banking
10 37 (0.79%) Electronics
11 32 (0.68%) Games
12 30 (0.64%) Local Government
13 26 (0.56%) Automotive
14 24 (0.51%) Back Office
15 18 (0.38%) French Language
16 15 (0.32%) Housing Association
17 14 (0.30%) Advertising
17 14 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 873 (18.65%) Analyst
2 614 (13.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 609 (13.01%) Support Engineer
4 495 (10.57%) IT Support
5 434 (9.27%) IT Engineer
6 409 (8.74%) Support Analyst
7 285 (6.09%) IT Analyst
8 281 (6.00%) Architect
9 280 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 254 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 248 (5.30%) Consultant
12 225 (4.81%) IT Support Engineer
13 217 (4.64%) Service Analyst
14 215 (4.59%) Service Desk Analyst
15 195 (4.17%) IT Manager
16 176 (3.76%) Administrator
17 175 (3.74%) Azure Engineer
18 173 (3.70%) IT Support Analyst
19 166 (3.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 159 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (2.61%) .NET
2 96 (2.05%) Web Services
3 67 (1.43%) CSS
4 66 (1.41%) HTML
5 46 (0.98%) SAML
6 43 (0.92%) OAuth
7 26 (0.56%) XML
8 23 (0.49%) ASP.NET
8 23 (0.49%) React
9 21 (0.45%) jQuery
10 20 (0.43%) JSON
11 18 (0.38%) AngularJS
12 17 (0.36%) REST
13 13 (0.28%) LDAP
14 12 (0.26%) 802.1X
14 12 (0.26%) Node.js
15 11 (0.23%) OpenID
16 10 (0.21%) SOAP
17 9 (0.19%) COM
17 9 (0.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 279 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
2 255 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 220 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 156 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
5 122 (2.61%) Public Cloud
6 97 (2.07%) Driving Licence
7 88 (1.88%) Clustering
8 84 (1.79%) User Experience
9 71 (1.52%) Replication
10 58 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
11 57 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
12 50 (1.07%) Private Cloud
12 50 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
13 40 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
14 31 (0.66%) PKI
15 28 (0.60%) Mobile App
16 26 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 26 (0.56%) iPhone
17 24 (0.51%) FMCG
17 24 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2,827 (60.39%) Windows
2 1,589 (33.95%) Windows Server
3 1,080 (23.07%) Windows 10
4 424 (9.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 371 (7.93%) Linux
6 347 (7.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 300 (6.41%) Windows 7
8 288 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 250 (5.34%) Windows Server 2019
10 119 (2.54%) Android
11 89 (1.90%) Mac OS
12 86 (1.84%) Apple iOS
13 66 (1.41%) Windows 8
14 58 (1.24%) Mac OS X
15 39 (0.83%) Unix
16 31 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 30 (0.64%) Ubuntu
18 29 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
19 16 (0.34%) CentOS
20 8 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 979 (20.91%) ITIL
2 729 (15.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 551 (11.77%) Problem-Solving
4 431 (9.21%) Migration
5 353 (7.54%) Agile Software Development
6 310 (6.62%) Project Delivery
7 294 (6.28%) Service Management
8 286 (6.11%) Project Management
9 280 (5.98%) Service Delivery
10 248 (5.30%) DevOps
11 225 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 214 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
13 207 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
14 195 (4.17%) Incident Management
15 192 (4.10%) Cybersecurity
16 187 (3.99%) Mentoring
17 186 (3.97%) ITSM
18 182 (3.89%) Information Security
19 176 (3.76%) Change Management
20 175 (3.74%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 740 (15.81%) PowerShell
2 508 (10.85%) SQL
3 90 (1.92%) C#
4 72 (1.54%) JavaScript
5 58 (1.24%) C
6 52 (1.11%) Python
7 33 (0.70%) Bash Shell
8 29 (0.62%) T-SQL
9 22 (0.47%) VB
9 22 (0.47%) VBA
10 20 (0.43%) VBScript
11 16 (0.34%) Java
11 16 (0.34%) TypeScript
12 13 (0.28%) PHP
13 8 (0.17%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.15%) C++
14 7 (0.15%) Perl
15 6 (0.13%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.11%) Go
17 4 (0.085%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 398 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 246 (5.26%) Degree
3 241 (5.15%) MCSE
4 197 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
5 167 (3.57%) CCNA
6 130 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
7 115 (2.46%) Security Cleared
8 110 (2.35%) MCSA
9 106 (2.26%) SC Cleared
10 91 (1.94%) CISSP
11 64 (1.37%) CISM
12 62 (1.32%) MCP
13 57 (1.22%) CCNP
14 54 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 52 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 48 (1.03%) MCITP
17 44 (0.94%) CISA
18 35 (0.75%) A+ Certification
19 29 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
20 24 (0.51%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 372 (7.95%) SLA
2 170 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 168 (3.59%) GDPR
4 51 (1.09%) NIST
5 48 (1.03%) QA
6 43 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
7 36 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.51%) COBIT
9 23 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 19 (0.41%) ITGC
11 18 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 18 (0.38%) HIPAA
12 17 (0.36%) PMO
13 16 (0.34%) GRC
14 8 (0.17%) ISO 9001
15 7 (0.15%) NCSC
16 6 (0.13%) BS25999
16 6 (0.13%) Data Quality
16 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 5 (0.11%) COSO
System Software
1 2,603 (55.61%) Active Directory
2 915 (19.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 708 (15.12%) Hyper-V
4 160 (3.42%) vSphere
5 152 (3.25%) XenApp
6 149 (3.18%) XenDesktop
7 122 (2.61%) Virtual Desktop
8 120 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
9 86 (1.84%) Docker
10 72 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
11 54 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
12 42 (0.90%) BitLocker
13 38 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 22 (0.47%) Terminal Services
15 21 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 21 (0.45%) Firmware
16 20 (0.43%) NFS
16 20 (0.43%) VMware Server
17 14 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
17 14 (0.30%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 631 (13.48%) SCCM
2 583 (12.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 84 (1.79%) Ansible
4 79 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
5 71 (1.52%) Terraform
6 60 (1.28%) SCOM
7 50 (1.07%) Backup Exec
8 47 (1.00%) vCenter Server
9 46 (0.98%) WSUS
10 41 (0.88%) Jamf Pro
11 40 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
12 39 (0.83%) Kubernetes
13 37 (0.79%) NetBackup
14 32 (0.68%) AirWatch
15 30 (0.64%) Puppet
16 23 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 23 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
17 22 (0.47%) SCVMM
18 21 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
19 19 (0.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2,997 (64.02%) Microsoft
2 1,454 (31.06%) VMware
3 686 (14.65%) Citrix
4 535 (11.43%) Cisco
5 230 (4.91%) Veeam
6 186 (3.97%) HP
7 145 (3.10%) Apple
8 140 (2.99%) Meraki
9 131 (2.80%) ServiceNow
10 126 (2.69%) Google
11 123 (2.63%) Dell
12 110 (2.35%) Sophos
13 82 (1.75%) SonicWALL
14 81 (1.73%) NetApp
15 72 (1.54%) SAP
16 70 (1.50%) Symantec
17 68 (1.45%) Avaya
18 63 (1.35%) iManage
19 59 (1.26%) SolarWinds
20 58 (1.24%) EMC