Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 47 34 33
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1 +31
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 6,607 3,016 8,435
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.99% 6.72% 6.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.68% 16.55% 20.71%
Number of salaries quoted 5,752 2,669 7,341
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +16.88% -3.75%
75th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year -7.78% +16.88% -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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 48,293 18,224 40,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.76% 40.64% 32.27%
Number of salaries quoted 33,896 15,632 33,906
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £92,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -28 2,214 £52,500 -4.55% 391
South East -3 1,297 £38,500 -9.41% 325
North of England +3 1,224 £35,666 -4.89% 448
Midlands +6 833 £39,000 +4.00% 261
North West +22 673 £36,500 -2.67% 247
West Midlands +3 535 £42,500 +13.33% 141
South West +4 512 £32,500 -13.33% 131
Yorkshire -8 470 £37,500 -3.85% 148
East of England -1 467 £34,000 -5.56% 182
East Midlands +14 289 £37,500 +4.17% 119
North East -16 81 £32,500 -1.52% 53
Microsoft 365
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4,283 (64.83%) Microsoft
2 3,792 (57.39%) Windows
3 3,595 (54.41%) Azure
4 3,490 (52.82%) Active Directory
5 1,964 (29.73%) Social Skills
6 1,890 (28.61%) Windows Server
7 1,699 (25.72%) Windows 10
8 1,655 (25.05%) VMware
9 1,434 (21.70%) SharePoint
10 1,389 (21.02%) ITIL
11 1,217 (18.42%) Firewall
12 1,189 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
13 1,074 (16.26%) PowerShell
14 1,035 (15.67%) Microsoft Intune
15 1,018 (15.41%) VMware Infrastructure
16 941 (14.24%) Hyper-V
17 904 (13.68%) Azure Active Directory
18 896 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 886 (13.41%) Finance
20 877 (13.27%) DNS
21 872 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
22 789 (11.94%) SQL
23 782 (11.84%) SCCM
24 758 (11.47%) DHCP
25 714 (10.81%) MS Exchange
26 699 (10.58%) Cisco
27 666 (10.08%) LAN
28 664 (10.05%) AWS
29 661 (10.00%) WAN
30 659 (9.97%) Citrix

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 1,434 (21.70%) SharePoint
2 714 (10.81%) MS Exchange
3 199 (3.01%) IIS
4 88 (1.33%) Confluence
4 88 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 84 (1.27%) Skype for Business
6 78 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 54 (0.82%) CMS
8 28 (0.42%) Tomcat
9 23 (0.35%) Drupal
10 22 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 21 (0.32%) Apache
11 21 (0.32%) WordPress
12 19 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 18 (0.27%) SAS
14 13 (0.20%) Umbraco
15 12 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
15 12 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
16 10 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1,189 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
2 187 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 124 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 32 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 13 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.15%) Chatbot
8 10 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
8 10 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.11%) Revit
10 6 (0.091%) MicroStation
11 4 (0.061%) Camtasia
11 4 (0.061%) SketchUp
12 3 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.045%) Snagit
13 2 (0.030%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.030%) Maya
13 2 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 140 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 28 (0.42%) Sentinel
4 27 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 22 (0.33%) NetSuite
5 22 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 20 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 17 (0.26%) SAP Business One
8 14 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
8 14 (0.21%) Sage 200
9 13 (0.20%) Elite 3E
10 9 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
11 6 (0.091%) BambooHR
11 6 (0.091%) Unica
12 5 (0.076%) Relativity
13 4 (0.061%) FastStats
13 4 (0.061%) IBM Planning Analytics
13 4 (0.061%) Oracle Payables
13 4 (0.061%) SAP Business ByDesign
14 3 (0.045%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3,595 (54.41%) Azure
2 904 (13.68%) Azure Active Directory
3 664 (10.05%) AWS
4 629 (9.52%) Power Platform
5 414 (6.27%) OneDrive
6 322 (4.87%) IaaS
7 320 (4.84%) PowerApps
8 315 (4.77%) SaaS
9 287 (4.34%) Dynamics 365
10 282 (4.27%) PaaS
11 238 (3.60%) Power Automate
12 207 (3.13%) Mimecast
13 100 (1.51%) GCP
14 94 (1.42%) Google Workspace
15 79 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
16 67 (1.01%) Azure Logic Apps
17 66 (1.00%) Yammer
18 60 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
19 58 (0.88%) Azure Sentinel
20 37 (0.56%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 1,217 (18.42%) Firewall
2 877 (13.27%) DNS
3 758 (11.47%) DHCP
4 666 (10.08%) LAN
5 661 (10.00%) WAN
6 658 (9.96%) VPN
7 537 (8.13%) TCP/IP
8 329 (4.98%) SAN
9 309 (4.68%) VoIP
10 302 (4.57%) Wi-Fi
11 276 (4.18%) VLAN
12 262 (3.97%) Wireless
13 154 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
14 149 (2.26%) Network Security
15 146 (2.21%) Unified Communications
16 143 (2.16%) Internet
17 131 (1.98%) Skype
18 94 (1.42%) MPLS
19 89 (1.35%) SSL
20 71 (1.07%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 563 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 370 (5.60%) Power BI
3 91 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 74 (1.12%) Data Lake
5 68 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 63 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
7 61 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
8 56 (0.85%) MySQL
9 55 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
10 53 (0.80%) Big Data
11 43 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
12 42 (0.64%) Tableau
13 40 (0.61%) MongoDB
14 38 (0.58%) HDInsight
15 37 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
15 37 (0.56%) NoSQL
16 35 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 31 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
18 26 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
18 26 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 194 (2.94%) JIRA
2 59 (0.89%) Git (software)
2 59 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 28 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 28 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (0.30%) Bitbucket
4 20 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 20 (0.30%) Subversion
5 15 (0.23%) Selenium
6 11 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (0.15%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (0.12%) WebDriver
9 7 (0.11%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.11%) Moq
9 7 (0.11%) MSI
10 4 (0.061%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.061%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.045%) MSTest
11 3 (0.045%) PHPUnit
General
1 1,964 (29.73%) Social Skills
2 886 (13.41%) Finance
3 460 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
4 264 (4.00%) Law
5 246 (3.72%) Organisational Skills
6 225 (3.41%) Legal
7 224 (3.39%) Manufacturing
8 217 (3.28%) Retail
9 198 (3.00%) Public Sector
10 165 (2.50%) Telecoms
11 122 (1.85%) Marketing
12 111 (1.68%) Banking
13 101 (1.53%) Presentation Skills
14 88 (1.33%) Documentation Skills
15 53 (0.80%) Back Office
15 53 (0.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 52 (0.79%) Digital Economy
17 51 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
18 46 (0.70%) Electronics
19 39 (0.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,233 (18.66%) Analyst
2 975 (14.76%) Support Engineer
3 909 (13.76%) IT Support
4 723 (10.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 657 (9.94%) IT Engineer
6 529 (8.01%) Support Analyst
7 452 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support
8 419 (6.34%) IT Support Engineer
9 417 (6.31%) Service Analyst
10 403 (6.10%) Service Desk Analyst
11 387 (5.86%) Consultant
12 382 (5.78%) IT Analyst
13 310 (4.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 310 (4.69%) IT Manager
14 295 (4.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 269 (4.07%) Architect
16 249 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
17 241 (3.65%) IT Support Analyst
18 220 (3.33%) Desktop Support
19 219 (3.31%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (3.10%) .NET
2 118 (1.79%) HTML
3 97 (1.47%) Web Services
4 85 (1.29%) CSS
5 52 (0.79%) JSON
6 46 (0.70%) REST
7 44 (0.67%) React
8 40 (0.61%) ASP.NET
9 38 (0.58%) SAML
10 37 (0.56%) jQuery
11 35 (0.53%) .NET Core
12 26 (0.39%) ARM Templates
13 24 (0.36%) .NET Framework
13 24 (0.36%) OAuth
14 23 (0.35%) AngularJS
15 21 (0.32%) XML
16 20 (0.30%) YAML
17 17 (0.26%) LDAP
18 15 (0.23%) SOAP
19 14 (0.21%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 399 (6.04%) Data Centre
2 349 (5.28%) Self-Motivation
3 289 (4.37%) Management Information System
4 210 (3.18%) Driving Licence
5 202 (3.06%) Public Cloud
6 144 (2.18%) User Experience
7 134 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
8 85 (1.29%) Clustering
9 81 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
10 75 (1.14%) iPhone
11 71 (1.07%) Replication
12 70 (1.06%) Smartphone
13 64 (0.97%) PKI
14 62 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
15 58 (0.88%) Private Cloud
16 47 (0.71%) CMDB
16 47 (0.71%) iPad
17 44 (0.67%) EPoS
18 40 (0.61%) Analytical Mindset
19 38 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3,792 (57.39%) Windows
2 1,890 (28.61%) Windows Server
3 1,699 (25.72%) Windows 10
4 580 (8.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 432 (6.54%) Windows Server 2016
6 429 (6.49%) Linux
6 429 (6.49%) Windows Server 2019
7 360 (5.45%) Windows 7
8 240 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 233 (3.53%) Android
10 223 (3.38%) Apple iOS
11 173 (2.62%) Mac OS
12 119 (1.80%) Windows 8
13 117 (1.77%) Mac OS X
14 51 (0.77%) Unix
15 50 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 46 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
17 34 (0.51%) CentOS
18 26 (0.39%) VMS
19 20 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,389 (21.02%) ITIL
2 896 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 872 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
4 527 (7.98%) Service Delivery
5 502 (7.60%) Agile Software Development
6 484 (7.33%) Cybersecurity
7 474 (7.17%) Migration
8 454 (6.87%) DevOps
9 439 (6.64%) Project Management
10 410 (6.21%) Mentoring
11 405 (6.13%) Service Management
12 358 (5.42%) Information Security
13 353 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
14 349 (5.28%) Project Delivery
15 326 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
16 313 (4.74%) ITSM
17 307 (4.65%) CRM
18 305 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
19 302 (4.57%) Presales
20 296 (4.48%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,074 (16.26%) PowerShell
2 789 (11.94%) SQL
3 181 (2.74%) C#
4 152 (2.30%) Python
5 127 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 72 (1.09%) Bash Shell
7 62 (0.94%) Java
7 62 (0.94%) PHP
8 61 (0.92%) T-SQL
9 58 (0.88%) C
10 43 (0.65%) TypeScript
11 31 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 26 (0.39%) VBScript
13 19 (0.29%) VB
14 15 (0.23%) VBA
15 14 (0.21%) Perl
15 14 (0.21%) Ruby
16 13 (0.20%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.15%) R
18 8 (0.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 543 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 420 (6.36%) Degree
3 265 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
4 242 (3.66%) MCSE
5 212 (3.21%) CCNA
6 182 (2.75%) Security Cleared
7 170 (2.57%) MCSA
8 147 (2.22%) SC Cleared
9 132 (2.00%) MCP
10 104 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
11 96 (1.45%) CISSP
12 76 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
13 75 (1.14%) MCITP
14 72 (1.09%) A+ Certification
15 63 (0.95%) CCNP
16 61 (0.92%) CISM
16 61 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 52 (0.79%) DBS Check
18 50 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 44 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 603 (9.13%) SLA
2 212 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 200 (3.03%) GDPR
4 98 (1.48%) Cyber Essentials
5 61 (0.92%) QA
6 53 (0.80%) PCI DSS
7 41 (0.62%) NIST
8 38 (0.58%) PMO
9 30 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 18 (0.27%) Data Quality
10 18 (0.27%) NCSC
11 13 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 12 (0.18%) GRC
13 10 (0.15%) ISO 22301
14 8 (0.12%) Accessibility
14 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 6 (0.091%) COBIT
15 6 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (0.076%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.076%) IASME
System Software
1 3,490 (52.82%) Active Directory
2 1,018 (15.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 941 (14.24%) Hyper-V
4 221 (3.34%) vSphere
5 127 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
5 127 (1.92%) XenApp
6 111 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
6 111 (1.68%) XenDesktop
7 80 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
8 74 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
9 60 (0.91%) BitLocker
10 51 (0.77%) Docker
11 34 (0.51%) Terminal Services
12 30 (0.45%) VMware Server
13 24 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
14 18 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 18 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
15 17 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (0.20%) VirtualBox
17 12 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1,035 (15.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 782 (11.84%) SCCM
3 162 (2.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 149 (2.26%) Single Sign-On
5 128 (1.94%) WSUS
6 102 (1.54%) Jamf Pro
7 101 (1.53%) Terraform
8 63 (0.95%) SCOM
9 61 (0.92%) Ansible
10 56 (0.85%) Kubernetes
11 51 (0.77%) Backup Exec
12 44 (0.67%) AirWatch
13 35 (0.53%) FortiGate
14 34 (0.51%) Puppet
15 30 (0.45%) vCenter Server
16 23 (0.35%) Nessus
17 19 (0.29%) Rancher
18 17 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
18 17 (0.26%) SCVMM
19 16 (0.24%) CASB
Vendors
1 4,283 (64.83%) Microsoft
2 1,655 (25.05%) VMware
3 699 (10.58%) Cisco
4 659 (9.97%) Citrix
5 372 (5.63%) Apple
6 302 (4.57%) Veeam
7 255 (3.86%) ServiceNow
8 222 (3.36%) Meraki
9 215 (3.25%) HP
10 164 (2.48%) Sophos
11 161 (2.44%) Dell
12 153 (2.32%) Google
13 126 (1.91%) Oracle
14 121 (1.83%) Adobe
15 120 (1.82%) SAP
16 107 (1.62%) NetApp
17 102 (1.54%) iManage
18 90 (1.36%) Palo Alto
19 84 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
20 81 (1.23%) SonicWALL