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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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 54 39 36
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 7,559 5,042 5,786
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.52% 6.25% 6.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.29% 14.72% 18.78%
Number of salaries quoted 6,241 4,430 4,936
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £29,669 £30,500 £29,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - - +6.25%
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - - +6.25%

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 61,482 34,252 30,812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.89% 42.48% 35.48%
Number of salaries quoted 34,097 27,360 25,510
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,050 £59,375 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.14% +3.26% +4.55%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £93,750 £93,750
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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -20 3,041 £50,300 +0.21% 317
South East -1 1,354 £39,250 -1.88% 240
North of England -9 1,269 £34,000 -9.33% 330
Midlands -9 796 £37,500 -6.25% 190
North West -15 645 £35,000 -12.50% 153
Yorkshire -1 533 £32,500 -7.14% 121
East of England -5 532 £36,000 -7.69% 118
West Midlands -15 482 £40,000 - 97
South West -1 478 £34,544 -1.30% 104
East Midlands -3 308 £30,000 -20.00% 93
North East -13 89 £32,500 -3.70% 56
Microsoft 365
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 4,844 (64.08%) Microsoft
2 4,523 (59.84%) Windows
3 4,085 (54.04%) Active Directory
4 3,858 (51.04%) Azure
5 2,221 (29.38%) Social Skills
6 2,219 (29.36%) Windows Server
7 1,755 (23.22%) Windows 10
8 1,746 (23.10%) ITIL
9 1,700 (22.49%) VMware
10 1,636 (21.64%) SharePoint
11 1,290 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
12 1,267 (16.76%) Firewall
13 1,168 (15.45%) Azure Active Directory
14 1,112 (14.71%) Finance
15 1,110 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
16 1,107 (14.64%) VMware Infrastructure
17 1,078 (14.26%) DNS
18 1,067 (14.12%) PowerShell
19 984 (13.02%) SCCM
19 984 (13.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 962 (12.73%) Microsoft Intune
21 908 (12.01%) DHCP
22 873 (11.55%) AWS
23 863 (11.42%) Agile
24 853 (11.28%) Citrix
25 799 (10.57%) Cisco
26 790 (10.45%) WAN
27 774 (10.24%) SQL
28 724 (9.58%) MS Exchange
29 718 (9.50%) SLA

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 1,636 (21.64%) SharePoint
2 724 (9.58%) MS Exchange
3 189 (2.50%) IIS
4 98 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 88 (1.16%) Skype for Business
6 82 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 51 (0.67%) CMS
8 44 (0.58%) Confluence
9 33 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 32 (0.42%) WordPress
11 24 (0.32%) Apache
12 20 (0.26%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
13 14 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
14 13 (0.17%) Umbraco
15 10 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
16 9 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
17 8 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 8 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1,290 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
2 285 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 119 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 111 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 89 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (0.33%) Chatbot
7 23 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 20 (0.26%) Acrobat
9 14 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.093%) InfoPath
11 6 (0.079%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.053%) Camtasia
13 3 (0.040%) Revit
13 3 (0.040%) SketchUp
14 2 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.026%) CATIA
14 2 (0.026%) NASTRAN
15 1 (0.013%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 120 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (0.91%) Sentinel
3 48 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
4 31 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 25 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 22 (0.29%) Magento
7 19 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 14 (0.19%) Visualfiles
9 13 (0.17%) Sage 200
10 12 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 11 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
12 10 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
13 9 (0.12%) Line 50
14 5 (0.066%) MetaTrader
14 5 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
15 4 (0.053%) BambooHR
15 4 (0.053%) Elite 3E
15 4 (0.053%) Workfront
16 3 (0.040%) Eikon
16 3 (0.040%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 3,858 (51.04%) Azure
2 1,168 (15.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 873 (11.55%) AWS
4 690 (9.13%) Power Platform
5 522 (6.91%) OneDrive
6 480 (6.35%) SaaS
7 380 (5.03%) IaaS
8 348 (4.60%) PaaS
9 271 (3.59%) PowerApps
10 264 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
11 255 (3.37%) Mimecast
12 196 (2.59%) Power Automate
13 152 (2.01%) Google Workspace
14 118 (1.56%) Azure Sentinel
15 116 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
16 69 (0.91%) GCP
17 62 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
18 53 (0.70%) Azure Monitor
19 46 (0.61%) Azure Logic Apps
20 37 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1,267 (16.76%) Firewall
2 1,078 (14.26%) DNS
3 908 (12.01%) DHCP
4 790 (10.45%) WAN
5 710 (9.39%) LAN
6 663 (8.77%) VPN
7 563 (7.45%) TCP/IP
8 367 (4.86%) SAN
9 299 (3.96%) Wi-Fi
10 294 (3.89%) VLAN
10 294 (3.89%) Wireless
11 285 (3.77%) VoIP
12 218 (2.88%) Network Security
13 215 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
14 176 (2.33%) Internet
15 133 (1.76%) Skype
16 109 (1.44%) SD-WAN
17 99 (1.31%) SSL
18 96 (1.27%) Unified Communications
19 90 (1.19%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 677 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 362 (4.79%) Power BI
3 100 (1.32%) MySQL
4 85 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 74 (0.98%) NoSQL
6 70 (0.93%) Big Data
7 66 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
8 60 (0.79%) Data Lake
9 59 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
9 59 (0.78%) MongoDB
10 56 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
11 54 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 54 (0.71%) HDInsight
12 49 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 35 (0.46%) MariaDB
14 34 (0.45%) InfluxDB
15 32 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
16 30 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
17 22 (0.29%) Relational Database
17 22 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 142 (1.88%) JIRA
2 85 (1.12%) Git (software)
3 59 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 52 (0.69%) Visual Studio
5 22 (0.29%) Bitbucket
6 17 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (0.21%) TeamCity
8 15 (0.20%) MSI
8 15 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 14 (0.19%) Subversion
10 13 (0.17%) Postman
11 11 (0.15%) Burp Suite
11 11 (0.15%) Chocolatey
11 11 (0.15%) Emacs
11 11 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.11%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.11%) Visual Studio Code
13 7 (0.093%) GCC
14 6 (0.079%) Mercurial
15 5 (0.066%) GitLab
General
1 2,221 (29.38%) Social Skills
2 1,112 (14.71%) Finance
3 521 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
4 365 (4.83%) Legal
5 309 (4.09%) Law
6 280 (3.70%) Manufacturing
7 270 (3.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 248 (3.28%) Public Sector
8 248 (3.28%) Retail
9 220 (2.91%) Organisational Skills
10 206 (2.73%) Telecoms
11 199 (2.63%) Marketing
12 161 (2.13%) Presentation Skills
13 137 (1.81%) Documentation Skills
14 119 (1.57%) Banking
15 94 (1.24%) Games
16 84 (1.11%) Advertising
16 84 (1.11%) Influencing Skills
17 72 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
18 70 (0.93%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 1,565 (20.70%) Analyst
2 1,030 (13.63%) IT Support
3 1,026 (13.57%) Support Engineer
4 804 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 756 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 704 (9.31%) IT Engineer
7 625 (8.27%) 2nd Line Support
8 454 (6.01%) IT Analyst
9 443 (5.86%) IT Support Engineer
10 374 (4.95%) Service Analyst
11 338 (4.47%) Architect
12 337 (4.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 324 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
14 314 (4.15%) Desktop Support
15 312 (4.13%) IT Manager
16 309 (4.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 300 (3.97%) Consultant
18 288 (3.81%) IT Support Analyst
19 261 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
20 252 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (2.49%) .NET
2 99 (1.31%) HTML
3 78 (1.03%) CSS
4 62 (0.82%) ASP.NET
5 57 (0.75%) Web Services
6 56 (0.74%) SAML
7 52 (0.69%) React
8 50 (0.66%) JSON
9 44 (0.58%) .NET Framework
10 43 (0.57%) REST
11 39 (0.52%) EDI
12 36 (0.48%) LDAP
13 33 (0.44%) Entity Framework
14 27 (0.36%) Middleware
15 24 (0.32%) SOAP
16 23 (0.30%) OAuth
16 23 (0.30%) XML
17 20 (0.26%) RESTful
18 19 (0.25%) COM
19 18 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 426 (5.64%) Data Centre
2 353 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
3 283 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 214 (2.83%) User Experience
5 168 (2.22%) Driving Licence
6 127 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
7 114 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 113 (1.49%) Public Cloud
9 105 (1.39%) Clustering
10 94 (1.24%) NHS
11 93 (1.23%) Smartphone
12 90 (1.19%) Replication
13 85 (1.12%) PKI
14 84 (1.11%) IoT
15 69 (0.91%) iPhone
16 57 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
17 52 (0.69%) Handset
18 50 (0.66%) Private Cloud
18 50 (0.66%) Virtual Team
19 48 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4,523 (59.84%) Windows
2 2,219 (29.36%) Windows Server
3 1,755 (23.22%) Windows 10
4 588 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 579 (7.66%) Linux
6 531 (7.02%) Windows Server 2016
7 433 (5.73%) Windows Server 2019
8 292 (3.86%) Windows 7
9 275 (3.64%) Mac OS
10 274 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 269 (3.56%) Android
12 241 (3.19%) Apple iOS
13 104 (1.38%) Mac OS X
14 97 (1.28%) Windows 8
15 66 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
16 60 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 60 (0.79%) Unix
17 53 (0.70%) Ubuntu
18 52 (0.69%) CentOS
19 32 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,746 (23.10%) ITIL
2 1,110 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
3 984 (13.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 863 (11.42%) Agile
5 673 (8.90%) Cybersecurity
6 654 (8.65%) Service Delivery
7 650 (8.60%) Project Management
8 569 (7.53%) Service Management
9 553 (7.32%) Migration
10 529 (7.00%) DevOps
11 484 (6.40%) Mentoring
12 435 (5.75%) Information Security
13 422 (5.58%) ITSM
14 412 (5.45%) Change Management
15 403 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
16 401 (5.30%) Project Delivery
17 371 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
18 368 (4.87%) Incident Management
19 343 (4.54%) CRM
20 325 (4.30%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1,067 (14.12%) PowerShell
2 774 (10.24%) SQL
3 238 (3.15%) Python
4 230 (3.04%) C#
5 115 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 107 (1.42%) Bash
7 99 (1.31%) Java
8 65 (0.86%) C
9 64 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 47 (0.62%) VBScript
11 41 (0.54%) VBA
12 38 (0.50%) PHP
13 35 (0.46%) TypeScript
14 28 (0.37%) Perl
15 25 (0.33%) VB
16 21 (0.28%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.19%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.12%) Bicep
19 8 (0.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 6 (0.079%) R
Qualifications
1 612 (8.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 502 (6.64%) Degree
3 269 (3.56%) Security Cleared
4 261 (3.45%) MCSE
5 239 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 235 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
7 194 (2.57%) CCNA
8 146 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
9 138 (1.83%) MCSA
10 120 (1.59%) CISSP
11 100 (1.32%) MCP
12 88 (1.16%) A+ Certification
13 87 (1.15%) DBS Check
14 80 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 78 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
16 73 (0.97%) CCNP
17 56 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 54 (0.71%) MCITP
19 49 (0.65%) CISM
20 45 (0.60%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 718 (9.50%) SLA
2 361 (4.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 286 (3.78%) GDPR
4 225 (2.98%) Cyber Essentials
5 107 (1.42%) NIST
6 103 (1.36%) QA
7 91 (1.20%) PCI DSS
8 72 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 53 (0.70%) NCSC
10 51 (0.67%) PMO
11 28 (0.37%) Data Quality
12 24 (0.32%) HIPAA
13 20 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 20 (0.26%) SOC 2
14 18 (0.24%) GRC
15 17 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 16 (0.21%) SOC 1
17 15 (0.20%) Accessibility
18 12 (0.16%) NIST 800
19 8 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4,085 (54.04%) Active Directory
2 1,107 (14.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 683 (9.04%) Hyper-V
4 262 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
5 192 (2.54%) vSphere
6 191 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 138 (1.83%) XenApp
8 107 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
9 88 (1.16%) XenDesktop
10 81 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
11 80 (1.06%) Docker
12 53 (0.70%) Terminal Services
13 50 (0.66%) BitLocker
14 46 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 36 (0.48%) Firmware
16 29 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 22 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
18 13 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
19 9 (0.12%) Snort
19 9 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 984 (13.02%) SCCM
2 962 (12.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 190 (2.51%) Terraform
4 160 (2.12%) Jamf Pro
5 131 (1.73%) Single Sign-On
6 127 (1.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 117 (1.55%) SCOM
8 115 (1.52%) WSUS
9 101 (1.34%) Ansible
10 92 (1.22%) Kubernetes
11 76 (1.01%) vCenter Server
12 75 (0.99%) FortiGate
13 63 (0.83%) Puppet
14 59 (0.78%) Backup Exec
15 39 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
16 30 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
17 29 (0.38%) SCVMM
18 28 (0.37%) AirWatch
19 27 (0.36%) CASB
20 26 (0.34%) SCSM
Vendors
1 4,844 (64.08%) Microsoft
2 1,700 (22.49%) VMware
3 853 (11.28%) Citrix
4 799 (10.57%) Cisco
5 420 (5.56%) Apple
6 343 (4.54%) Veeam
7 277 (3.66%) Google
8 255 (3.37%) Meraki
9 230 (3.04%) HP
10 224 (2.96%) ServiceNow
11 211 (2.79%) Sophos
12 173 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
13 171 (2.26%) Adobe
14 154 (2.04%) Dell
15 119 (1.57%) Oracle
16 104 (1.38%) NetApp
17 98 (1.30%) iManage
17 98 (1.30%) SAP
18 90 (1.19%) SolarWinds
19 83 (1.10%) Northgate