Period
to 19 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Office 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Office 365 over the 6 months to 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 36 29 56
Rank change year-on-year -7 +27 +18
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 3,510 7,888 6,648
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 6.15% 6.85% 4.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.99% 20.29% 18.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3,584 7,336 5,988
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £69,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Office 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 23,423 38,873 36,744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.06% 33.77% 26.23%
Number of salaries quoted 19,970 32,172 29,904
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in England

Office 365
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Office 365 in England

Office 365
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Office 365 in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Office 365 in England

Office 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 Office 365 within the England region over the 6 months to 19 January 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 -17 1,171 £52,500 +16.67% 128
South East +2 682 £40,000 +6.67% 100
North of England +5 662 £36,050 -1.23% 181
Midlands -2 445 £37,500 -5.15% 107
Yorkshire +3 337 £35,000 - 64
South West -3 325 £37,500 +7.14% 51
West Midlands 0 291 £37,500 -9.64% 61
North West -11 252 £37,500 - 99
East of England +8 205 £40,000 +3.90% 44
East Midlands 0 154 £39,750 +9.66% 46
North East +5 73 £32,500 -7.14% 18
Office 365
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, IT jobs citing Office 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 Office 365.

1 2,142 (61.03%) Microsoft
2 2,123 (60.48%) Windows
3 1,922 (54.76%) Active Directory
4 1,805 (51.42%) Azure
5 1,219 (34.73%) Windows Server
6 1,065 (30.34%) VMware
7 753 (21.45%) Windows 10
8 745 (21.23%) SharePoint
9 699 (19.91%) ITIL
10 679 (19.34%) Firewall
11 628 (17.89%) Microsoft Office
12 616 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
13 554 (15.78%) DNS
14 550 (15.67%) Hyper-V
15 539 (15.36%) PowerShell
16 530 (15.10%) Cisco
17 508 (14.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 503 (14.33%) SCCM
19 495 (14.10%) Citrix
20 474 (13.50%) MS Exchange
21 425 (12.11%) DHCP
22 411 (11.71%) AWS
22 411 (11.71%) Microsoft Intune
23 410 (11.68%) Azure Active Directory
24 399 (11.37%) SQL
25 371 (10.57%) Finance
26 357 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
27 349 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
28 337 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
29 335 (9.54%) WAN

Office 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
1 745 (21.23%) SharePoint
2 474 (13.50%) MS Exchange
3 142 (4.05%) Skype for Business
4 98 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 97 (2.76%) IIS
6 56 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 54 (1.54%) Confluence
8 21 (0.60%) CMS
9 17 (0.48%) Apache
10 15 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (0.31%) Drupal
12 11 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.26%) WordPress
14 8 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.14%) IBM Notes
17 4 (0.11%) Tomcat
18 3 (0.085%) SharePoint 2013
18 3 (0.085%) Site Server
Applications
1 628 (17.89%) Microsoft Office
2 108 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
5 45 (1.28%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.60%) AutoCAD
7 19 (0.54%) Revit
8 5 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.085%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.085%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.085%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.057%) SketchUp
11 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 54 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.31%) Carpe Diem
2 11 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 11 (0.31%) Workfront
3 10 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.11%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.085%) Eikon
7 3 (0.085%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.085%) Magento
7 3 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.057%) Aareon QL
8 2 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.057%) Sage 1000
8 2 (0.057%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.057%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.057%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.057%) Tradar
8 2 (0.057%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,805 (51.42%) Azure
2 411 (11.71%) AWS
3 410 (11.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 210 (5.98%) OneDrive
5 189 (5.38%) Power Platform
6 176 (5.01%) IaaS
7 138 (3.93%) PaaS
8 110 (3.13%) SaaS
9 89 (2.54%) PowerApps
10 86 (2.45%) Mimecast
11 69 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
12 62 (1.77%) Serverless
13 60 (1.71%) Power Automate
14 57 (1.62%) Azure Functions
15 45 (1.28%) GCP
16 42 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
17 38 (1.08%) G Suite
18 35 (1.00%) Logic Apps
19 33 (0.94%) Slack
20 30 (0.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 679 (19.34%) Firewall
2 554 (15.78%) DNS
3 425 (12.11%) DHCP
4 335 (9.54%) WAN
5 331 (9.43%) VPN
6 329 (9.37%) LAN
7 299 (8.52%) TCP/IP
8 217 (6.18%) SAN
9 184 (5.24%) Skype
10 181 (5.16%) VoIP
11 170 (4.84%) VLAN
12 163 (4.64%) Unified Communications
13 144 (4.10%) Wi-Fi
14 129 (3.68%) Wireless
15 105 (2.99%) Network Security
16 86 (2.45%) NetScaler
17 82 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
18 71 (2.02%) Internet
19 64 (1.82%) MPLS
20 46 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 110 (3.13%) Power BI
3 56 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
4 54 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
5 29 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (0.63%) MySQL
7 21 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (0.54%) Cosmos DB
10 17 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.23%) QlikView
12 8 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.20%) Big Data
14 6 (0.17%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.14%) Data Lake
15 5 (0.14%) NoSQL
15 5 (0.14%) Relational Database
15 5 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 79 (2.25%) JIRA
2 39 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
3 28 (0.80%) Git (software)
4 23 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (0.54%) Bitbucket
5 19 (0.54%) Jenkins
6 15 (0.43%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.14%) MSI
7 5 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.11%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.11%) NUnit
9 3 (0.085%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.085%) GitLab
9 3 (0.085%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.085%) xUnit.net
10 2 (0.057%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.057%) Postman
11 1 (0.028%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.028%) Inno Setup
11 1 (0.028%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 371 (10.57%) Finance
2 120 (3.42%) Public Sector
3 87 (2.48%) Law
4 80 (2.28%) Legal
5 76 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 70 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 67 (1.91%) Marketing
8 66 (1.88%) Banking
9 47 (1.34%) Digital Economy
10 41 (1.17%) Retail
11 33 (0.94%) Electronics
12 29 (0.83%) Games
13 26 (0.74%) Local Government
14 17 (0.48%) French Language
15 15 (0.43%) Advertising
16 14 (0.40%) Automotive
16 14 (0.40%) Front Office
17 13 (0.37%) Housing Association
18 11 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
19 9 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 636 (18.12%) Analyst
2 483 (13.76%) Support Engineer
3 436 (12.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 341 (9.72%) IT Support
5 313 (8.92%) IT Engineer
6 281 (8.01%) Support Analyst
7 218 (6.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 214 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
9 178 (5.07%) IT Analyst
10 175 (4.99%) Service Analyst
11 160 (4.56%) Architect
12 159 (4.53%) Service Desk Analyst
13 157 (4.47%) Consultant
14 151 (4.30%) IT Support Engineer
15 148 (4.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 139 (3.96%) Azure Engineer
17 138 (3.93%) Desktop Support
17 138 (3.93%) IT Manager
18 134 (3.82%) Office 365 Engineer
19 133 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (2.76%) .NET
2 45 (1.28%) Web Services
3 41 (1.17%) SAML
4 38 (1.08%) CSS
5 31 (0.88%) HTML
6 22 (0.63%) OAuth
7 17 (0.48%) ASP.NET
8 15 (0.43%) .NET Framework
9 14 (0.40%) WSH
10 13 (0.37%) COM
11 12 (0.34%) JSON
11 12 (0.34%) XML
12 11 (0.31%) React
12 11 (0.31%) REST
13 9 (0.26%) LDAP
13 9 (0.26%) Middleware
13 9 (0.26%) WinForms
14 8 (0.23%) XMPP
15 7 (0.20%) Software Packaging
16 6 (0.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 187 (5.33%) Data Centre
2 169 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 157 (4.47%) Management Information System
4 138 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
5 98 (2.79%) Driving Licence
6 77 (2.19%) User Experience
7 76 (2.17%) Public Cloud
8 62 (1.77%) Cyberthreat
9 59 (1.68%) Replication
10 52 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
11 51 (1.45%) Private Cloud
12 50 (1.42%) Clustering
13 40 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
14 30 (0.85%) Smartphone
15 28 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (0.57%) Client/Server
16 20 (0.57%) iPhone
17 19 (0.54%) PKI
18 18 (0.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 18 (0.51%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2,123 (60.48%) Windows
2 1,219 (34.73%) Windows Server
3 753 (21.45%) Windows 10
4 337 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 269 (7.66%) Windows Server 2016
6 261 (7.44%) Windows 7
7 242 (6.89%) Linux
8 221 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 172 (4.90%) Windows Server 2019
10 72 (2.05%) Android
11 68 (1.94%) Windows 8
12 58 (1.65%) Mac OS X
13 56 (1.60%) Mac OS
14 45 (1.28%) Unix
15 35 (1.00%) Apple iOS
16 18 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
18 13 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
19 12 (0.34%) VMS
20 10 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 699 (19.91%) ITIL
2 508 (14.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 349 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
4 279 (7.95%) Migration
5 252 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
6 227 (6.47%) Service Management
7 217 (6.18%) DevOps
8 198 (5.64%) Project Delivery
9 183 (5.21%) Project Management
10 179 (5.10%) Service Delivery
11 162 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 161 (4.59%) Incident Management
13 152 (4.33%) Problem Management
14 146 (4.16%) Business Intelligence
15 143 (4.07%) Cybersecurity
15 143 (4.07%) Information Security
16 135 (3.85%) Mentoring
17 133 (3.79%) Continuous Improvement
17 133 (3.79%) Presales
18 127 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 539 (15.36%) PowerShell
2 399 (11.37%) SQL
3 85 (2.42%) C#
4 78 (2.22%) Python
5 55 (1.57%) JavaScript
6 45 (1.28%) C
7 30 (0.85%) VB
8 23 (0.66%) VBScript
9 22 (0.63%) T-SQL
10 18 (0.51%) Bash Shell
11 13 (0.37%) VBA
12 9 (0.26%) PHP
12 9 (0.26%) TypeScript
13 8 (0.23%) Java
13 8 (0.23%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.085%) C++
16 2 (0.057%) DataFlex
17 1 (0.028%) Go
17 1 (0.028%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 357 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 217 (6.18%) MCSE
3 214 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
4 190 (5.41%) CCNA
5 188 (5.36%) Degree
6 109 (3.11%) MCSA
7 97 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
8 92 (2.62%) Security Cleared
9 84 (2.39%) SC Cleared
10 69 (1.97%) CISSP
11 56 (1.60%) MCP
12 55 (1.57%) CISM
13 46 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 36 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 32 (0.91%) A+ Certification
16 30 (0.85%) CCNP
16 30 (0.85%) MCITP
17 28 (0.80%) DBS Check
18 17 (0.48%) CCSA
19 15 (0.43%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (8.26%) SLA
2 167 (4.76%) GDPR
3 154 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
5 33 (0.94%) NIST
6 19 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 18 (0.51%) QA
8 16 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 14 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 14 (0.40%) PMO
10 10 (0.28%) COBIT
11 7 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.14%) BS25999
12 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.057%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.057%) IFRS
13 2 (0.057%) NCSC
14 1 (0.028%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.028%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,922 (54.76%) Active Directory
2 616 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 550 (15.67%) Hyper-V
4 116 (3.30%) XenApp
5 111 (3.16%) vSphere
6 103 (2.93%) XenDesktop
7 90 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
8 72 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
9 67 (1.91%) Docker
10 47 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
11 36 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
12 24 (0.68%) BitLocker
13 23 (0.66%) Firmware
14 22 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
14 22 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 22 (0.63%) VMware Server
15 15 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 12 (0.34%) Terminal Services
17 10 (0.28%) NFS
18 9 (0.26%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 503 (14.33%) SCCM
2 411 (11.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 91 (2.59%) Ansible
4 61 (1.74%) Puppet
5 55 (1.57%) SCOM
6 53 (1.51%) Terraform
7 51 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
8 46 (1.31%) Backup Exec
8 46 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
9 35 (1.00%) WSUS
10 29 (0.83%) Kubernetes
11 25 (0.71%) Nagios
11 25 (0.71%) vCenter Server
12 22 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
12 22 (0.63%) NetBackup
13 21 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 20 (0.57%) SCVMM
15 19 (0.54%) SCOrch
16 16 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
17 15 (0.43%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2,142 (61.03%) Microsoft
2 1,065 (30.34%) VMware
3 530 (15.10%) Cisco
4 495 (14.10%) Citrix
5 186 (5.30%) Veeam
6 140 (3.99%) HP
7 116 (3.30%) Apple
8 110 (3.13%) Meraki
9 107 (3.05%) NetApp
9 107 (3.05%) Sophos
10 100 (2.85%) Dell
11 87 (2.48%) Google
12 84 (2.39%) ServiceNow
13 66 (1.88%) CheckPoint
14 63 (1.79%) SonicWALL
15 58 (1.65%) Avaya
16 56 (1.60%) Oracle
16 56 (1.60%) Palo Alto
17 53 (1.51%) SAP
18 48 (1.37%) EMC