Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 24 21 21
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +23
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 844 464 929
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.11% 8.58% 8.86%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.34% 21.61% 28.25%
Number of salaries quoted 724 395 803
10th Percentile £22,250 £21,250 £21,000
25th Percentile £26,594 £27,375 £26,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year - - -5.48%
75th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £67,205 £60,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £40,128 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year -5.58% +8.97% -2.50%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 4,150 2,147 3,289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 39.86% 39.70% 31.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3,290 1,814 2,831
10th Percentile £28,225 £29,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
75th Percentile £65,250 £62,500 £62,478
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

Microsoft 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 365 in the Midlands

Microsoft 365
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Microsoft 365 in the Midlands

Microsoft 365
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft 365 in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Microsoft 365 in the Midlands

Microsoft 365
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft 365 within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -2 542 £40,000 +6.67% 141
East Midlands -6 291 £35,000 -6.67% 101
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 532 (63.03%) Windows
2 528 (62.56%) Microsoft
3 493 (58.41%) Active Directory
4 454 (53.79%) Azure
5 320 (37.91%) Windows Server
6 283 (33.53%) Social Skills
7 276 (32.70%) VMware
8 263 (31.16%) Windows 10
9 222 (26.30%) ITIL
10 200 (23.70%) VMware Infrastructure
11 179 (21.21%) SharePoint
12 149 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
13 144 (17.06%) DNS
14 139 (16.47%) Microsoft Office
15 135 (16.00%) Firewall
16 134 (15.88%) DHCP
17 119 (14.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 118 (13.98%) SCCM
19 115 (13.63%) Hyper-V
20 114 (13.51%) Azure Active Directory
21 110 (13.03%) Citrix
22 103 (12.20%) LAN
23 100 (11.85%) PowerShell
24 99 (11.73%) Finance
24 99 (11.73%) SLA
24 99 (11.73%) Power Platform
25 98 (11.61%) Microsoft Intune
25 98 (11.61%) Cisco
26 95 (11.26%) WAN
27 94 (11.14%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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
1 179 (21.21%) SharePoint
2 84 (9.95%) MS Exchange
3 32 (3.79%) IIS
4 14 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (1.42%) CMS
5 12 (1.42%) Confluence
6 10 (1.18%) Drupal
7 8 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.83%) WordPress
9 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.47%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 139 (16.47%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.24%) Maya
6 2 (0.24%) NUKE
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.12%) InDesign
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.18%) Workfront
3 6 (0.71%) SAP Business One
4 5 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.47%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.12%) Maximo
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 454 (53.79%) Azure
2 114 (13.51%) Azure Active Directory
3 99 (11.73%) Power Platform
4 88 (10.43%) OneDrive
5 87 (10.31%) AWS
6 69 (8.18%) Dynamics 365
7 64 (7.58%) PowerApps
8 47 (5.57%) IaaS
8 47 (5.57%) PaaS
9 38 (4.50%) SaaS
10 30 (3.55%) Power Automate
11 23 (2.73%) Smartsheet
12 18 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (1.30%) Azure App Service
13 11 (1.30%) Azure Logic Apps
14 10 (1.18%) Google Workspace
15 9 (1.07%) Mimecast
16 7 (0.83%) GCP
17 6 (0.71%) Nutanix
18 5 (0.59%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 144 (17.06%) DNS
2 135 (16.00%) Firewall
3 134 (15.88%) DHCP
4 103 (12.20%) LAN
5 95 (11.26%) WAN
6 90 (10.66%) VPN
7 56 (6.64%) TCP/IP
8 50 (5.92%) SAN
9 49 (5.81%) Wi-Fi
10 31 (3.67%) Remote Desktop
10 31 (3.67%) VLAN
11 30 (3.55%) Wireless
12 27 (3.20%) VoIP
13 24 (2.84%) WebEx
14 20 (2.37%) Network Security
15 19 (2.25%) Internet
16 16 (1.90%) NAS
17 13 (1.54%) MPLS
17 13 (1.54%) WLAN
18 12 (1.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.09%) Power BI
3 15 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.30%) MySQL
7 8 (0.95%) Data Lake
8 6 (0.71%) Big Data
8 6 (0.71%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.36%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.24%) HDInsight
11 2 (0.24%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.24%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (1.66%) JIRA
2 6 (0.71%) Bitbucket
3 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.36%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.12%) Ant
6 1 (0.12%) Appium
6 1 (0.12%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.12%) JMeter
6 1 (0.12%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.12%) REST Assured
6 1 (0.12%) Selenium
6 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 283 (33.53%) Social Skills
2 99 (11.73%) Finance
3 87 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (6.16%) Manufacturing
5 46 (5.45%) Marketing
6 41 (4.86%) Law
7 37 (4.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 35 (4.15%) Organisational Skills
9 33 (3.91%) Public Sector
10 29 (3.44%) Influencing Skills
11 23 (2.73%) Documentation Skills
11 23 (2.73%) Retail
12 20 (2.37%) Automotive
13 19 (2.25%) Presentation Skills
14 16 (1.90%) Back Office
15 14 (1.66%) Telecoms
16 12 (1.42%) Games
17 7 (0.83%) Digital Economy
17 7 (0.83%) Legal
17 7 (0.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 172 (20.38%) Analyst
2 143 (16.94%) IT Support
3 124 (14.69%) IT Engineer
4 110 (13.03%) Support Engineer
5 100 (11.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 97 (11.49%) Support Analyst
7 71 (8.41%) IT Support Engineer
8 57 (6.75%) IT Analyst
9 54 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
10 51 (6.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 44 (5.21%) Service Analyst
11 44 (5.21%) Service Desk Analyst
12 40 (4.74%) Consultant
12 40 (4.74%) IT Support Analyst
13 38 (4.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 38 (4.50%) Architect
14 36 (4.27%) Infrastructure Manager
15 32 (3.79%) Technical Support
16 31 (3.67%) Cloud Engineer
17 29 (3.44%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.96%) .NET
2 15 (1.78%) CSS
2 15 (1.78%) REST
3 14 (1.66%) ASP.NET
4 13 (1.54%) HTML
5 10 (1.18%) SOAP
6 8 (0.95%) SAML
7 5 (0.59%) EDI
8 4 (0.47%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.47%) Azure Blueprints
9 3 (0.36%) .NET Core
9 3 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.36%) jQuery
10 2 (0.24%) V-Ray
10 2 (0.24%) XSLT
11 1 (0.12%) ISPF
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.12%) RESTful
11 1 (0.12%) Web Services
11 1 (0.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.65%) Data Centre
2 65 (7.70%) Self-Motivation
3 60 (7.11%) Driving Licence
4 38 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.13%) Public Cloud
6 15 (1.78%) PKI
7 13 (1.54%) Smartphone
8 12 (1.42%) Clustering
9 11 (1.30%) Replication
10 9 (1.07%) CMDB
10 9 (1.07%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.07%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.07%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (0.95%) Handset
11 8 (0.95%) User Experience
12 7 (0.83%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.59%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 532 (63.03%) Windows
2 320 (37.91%) Windows Server
3 263 (31.16%) Windows 10
4 83 (9.83%) Windows Server 2019
5 82 (9.72%) Windows Server 2016
6 81 (9.60%) Linux
7 76 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 74 (8.77%) Windows 7
9 28 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (2.37%) CentOS
12 14 (1.66%) Apple iOS
13 11 (1.30%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.95%) Android
14 8 (0.95%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.47%) Unix
16 4 (0.47%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.24%) Debian
17 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (26.30%) ITIL
2 149 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
3 119 (14.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 94 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (11.02%) Service Management
6 79 (9.36%) Mentoring
7 75 (8.89%) Change Management
8 67 (7.94%) ITSM
9 64 (7.58%) Project Management
10 60 (7.11%) Migration
11 59 (6.99%) DevOps
12 55 (6.52%) Incident Management
12 55 (6.52%) IT Strategy
13 54 (6.40%) CRM
14 52 (6.16%) Root Cause Analysis
15 50 (5.92%) Presales
15 50 (5.92%) Process Improvement
16 47 (5.57%) Risk Management
17 46 (5.45%) Problem Management
18 44 (5.21%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 100 (11.85%) PowerShell
2 86 (10.19%) SQL
3 18 (2.13%) PHP
4 11 (1.30%) Java
4 11 (1.30%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.18%) C
6 8 (0.95%) C#
7 5 (0.59%) Bicep
8 4 (0.47%) Python
9 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.12%) Bash
10 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.12%) VB
10 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 90 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (4.50%) MCSE
3 29 (3.44%) MCSA
4 28 (3.32%) Degree
5 25 (2.96%) A+ Certification
6 21 (2.49%) MCP
7 18 (2.13%) Security Cleared
8 16 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.90%) SC Cleared
9 14 (1.66%) MCITP
10 12 (1.42%) CCNA
10 12 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (1.30%) DBS Check
12 9 (1.07%) CISSP
12 9 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (0.71%) CISM
15 6 (0.71%) CWNA
15 6 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (11.73%) SLA
2 32 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (3.32%) GDPR
4 19 (2.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 17 (2.01%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.42%) PMO
7 6 (0.71%) COBIT
8 4 (0.47%) NIST
9 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.12%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.12%) IASME
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.12%) QA
System Software
1 493 (58.41%) Active Directory
2 200 (23.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (13.63%) Hyper-V
4 51 (6.04%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (4.15%) XenApp
6 24 (2.84%) XenDesktop
7 21 (2.49%) vSphere
8 20 (2.37%) Docker
9 19 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (1.54%) BitLocker
11 13 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.47%) NFS
14 3 (0.36%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 2 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 118 (13.98%) SCCM
2 98 (11.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 54 (6.40%) WSUS
4 26 (3.08%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 24 (2.84%) Single Sign-On
6 22 (2.61%) Backup Exec
7 20 (2.37%) Kubernetes
7 20 (2.37%) Rancher
8 13 (1.54%) Terraform
9 12 (1.42%) Ansible
9 12 (1.42%) SCOM
10 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 10 (1.18%) NetBackup
11 9 (1.07%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.47%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.47%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.36%) Nessus
13 3 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
14 2 (0.24%) vCenter Server
15 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 528 (62.56%) Microsoft
2 276 (32.70%) VMware
3 110 (13.03%) Citrix
4 98 (11.61%) Cisco
5 47 (5.57%) Apple
6 46 (5.45%) HP
7 40 (4.74%) Google
7 40 (4.74%) ServiceNow
8 33 (3.91%) Oracle
8 33 (3.91%) Veeam
9 32 (3.79%) Dell
10 24 (2.84%) Meraki
11 19 (2.25%) Adobe
11 19 (2.25%) SolarWinds
12 18 (2.13%) Sophos
13 17 (2.01%) Red Hat
14 14 (1.66%) Aruba
14 14 (1.66%) NetApp
14 14 (1.66%) Symantec
15 13 (1.54%) Remedy