Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 28 24
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 +23
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 842 281 906
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.19% 7.17% 7.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.03% 19.60% 27.00%
Number of salaries quoted 741 236 745
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,000 £22,600
25th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
75th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +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 the Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 4,003 1,434 3,356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 38.95% 36.57% 29.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3,143 1,135 2,795
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,850 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £34,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £65,250 £58,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £72,300
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 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
West Midlands +2 549 £42,500 +6.25% 149
East Midlands +25 288 £37,500 - 116
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 561 (66.63%) Microsoft
2 486 (57.72%) Windows
3 465 (55.23%) Active Directory
3 465 (55.23%) Azure
4 302 (35.87%) Windows Server
5 276 (32.78%) VMware
6 269 (31.95%) Social Skills
7 200 (23.75%) Windows 10
8 186 (22.09%) SharePoint
9 173 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
10 164 (19.48%) ITIL
11 149 (17.70%) Hyper-V
12 144 (17.10%) Firewall
13 135 (16.03%) Microsoft Office
13 135 (16.03%) PowerShell
13 135 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
14 131 (15.56%) Microsoft Intune
15 128 (15.20%) DNS
16 124 (14.73%) MS Exchange
17 120 (14.25%) DHCP
18 118 (14.01%) Citrix
19 117 (13.90%) SCCM
20 113 (13.42%) SQL
21 103 (12.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 101 (12.00%) Cisco
23 99 (11.76%) WAN
24 98 (11.64%) LAN
25 92 (10.93%) SQL Server
26 90 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
27 89 (10.57%) Windows Server 2019

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
1 186 (22.09%) SharePoint
2 124 (14.73%) MS Exchange
3 28 (3.33%) IIS
4 18 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (1.90%) Confluence
7 7 (0.83%) CMS
7 7 (0.83%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.71%) Drupal
9 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.24%) WordPress
11 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 135 (16.03%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.59%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.36%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.36%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.36%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.36%) Workfront
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.24%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.12%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 465 (55.23%) Azure
2 87 (10.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 85 (10.10%) Power Platform
4 65 (7.72%) AWS
5 57 (6.77%) Dynamics 365
6 48 (5.70%) IaaS
7 46 (5.46%) PaaS
8 43 (5.11%) PowerApps
9 41 (4.87%) SaaS
10 35 (4.16%) OneDrive
11 32 (3.80%) Power Automate
12 15 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (1.78%) Google Workspace
13 14 (1.66%) Azure Logic Apps
14 13 (1.54%) Smartsheet
15 10 (1.19%) Yammer
16 9 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
16 9 (1.07%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 8 (0.95%) Mimecast
18 5 (0.59%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 144 (17.10%) Firewall
2 128 (15.20%) DNS
3 120 (14.25%) DHCP
4 99 (11.76%) WAN
5 98 (11.64%) LAN
6 81 (9.62%) VPN
7 67 (7.96%) TCP/IP
8 59 (7.01%) SAN
9 40 (4.75%) Wi-Fi
10 31 (3.68%) VLAN
11 30 (3.56%) Remote Desktop
12 29 (3.44%) Wireless
13 24 (2.85%) Internet
14 21 (2.49%) VoIP
15 15 (1.78%) Skype
16 13 (1.54%) WebEx
17 11 (1.31%) Network Security
18 10 (1.19%) MPLS
19 9 (1.07%) iSCSI
20 7 (0.83%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.39%) Power BI
3 22 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (2.14%) Data Lake
5 15 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.19%) MySQL
8 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (0.95%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.83%) MS Access
10 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.48%) Big Data
13 3 (0.36%) Tableau
14 2 (0.24%) OLAP
15 1 (0.12%) FileMaker
15 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (2.85%) JIRA
2 9 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.71%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.59%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.12%) Appium
7 1 (0.12%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.12%) JMeter
7 1 (0.12%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.12%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.12%) Selenium
General
1 269 (31.95%) Social Skills
2 77 (9.14%) Finance
3 56 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (5.82%) Law
5 44 (5.23%) Manufacturing
5 44 (5.23%) Public Sector
6 32 (3.80%) Retail
7 27 (3.21%) Automotive
8 24 (2.85%) Organisational Skills
9 18 (2.14%) Documentation Skills
10 14 (1.66%) Presentation Skills
11 13 (1.54%) Digital Economy
12 12 (1.43%) Marketing
12 12 (1.43%) Telecoms
13 10 (1.19%) Local Government
14 8 (0.95%) Banking
14 8 (0.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 8 (0.95%) Influencing Skills
15 7 (0.83%) Games
15 7 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 134 (15.91%) Analyst
2 116 (13.78%) Support Engineer
3 89 (10.57%) IT Support
4 84 (9.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 76 (9.03%) IT Engineer
6 62 (7.36%) Support Analyst
7 50 (5.94%) Consultant
8 47 (5.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 45 (5.34%) Developer
10 44 (5.23%) Architect
11 43 (5.11%) IT Manager
11 43 (5.11%) Service Analyst
12 42 (4.99%) Service Desk Analyst
13 40 (4.75%) IT Support Engineer
14 39 (4.63%) IT Analyst
15 38 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support
16 35 (4.16%) 2nd Line Support
17 31 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 30 (3.56%) Systems Engineer
19 29 (3.44%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.92%) .NET
2 23 (2.73%) HTML
3 20 (2.38%) CSS
4 13 (1.54%) Web Services
5 10 (1.19%) ASP.NET
6 9 (1.07%) .NET Framework
6 9 (1.07%) REST
7 7 (0.83%) React
8 6 (0.71%) .NET Core
8 6 (0.71%) Blazor
8 6 (0.71%) EDI
8 6 (0.71%) Entity Framework
8 6 (0.71%) RESTful
9 5 (0.59%) 802.1X
9 5 (0.59%) ARM Templates
9 5 (0.59%) jQuery
10 4 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.48%) Azure Blueprints
10 4 (0.48%) LDAP
10 4 (0.48%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.96%) Data Centre
2 45 (5.34%) Driving Licence
3 43 (5.11%) Management Information System
3 43 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
4 35 (4.16%) Public Cloud
5 26 (3.09%) Clustering
6 21 (2.49%) Replication
7 15 (1.78%) PKI
8 13 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.43%) Fat Client
9 12 (1.43%) Smartphone
9 12 (1.43%) Thin Client
10 10 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.19%) iPhone
11 9 (1.07%) Microsoft Licensing
12 8 (0.95%) Analytical Mindset
12 8 (0.95%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (0.95%) User Experience
13 7 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 486 (57.72%) Windows
2 302 (35.87%) Windows Server
3 200 (23.75%) Windows 10
4 89 (10.57%) Windows Server 2019
5 82 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 77 (9.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 58 (6.89%) Windows 7
8 53 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (5.23%) Linux
10 17 (2.02%) Android
10 17 (2.02%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (1.43%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.19%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.83%) Unix
14 7 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.36%) CentOS
16 3 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (19.48%) ITIL
2 135 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
3 103 (12.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 84 (9.98%) Mentoring
5 82 (9.74%) Project Management
6 79 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (9.03%) Service Management
8 56 (6.65%) DevOps
9 52 (6.18%) CRM
10 51 (6.06%) Project Delivery
11 48 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 46 (5.46%) Cybersecurity
12 46 (5.46%) Service Delivery
13 45 (5.34%) Presales
14 43 (5.11%) Change Management
15 42 (4.99%) Migration
16 40 (4.75%) Disaster Recovery
17 37 (4.39%) ITSM
18 36 (4.28%) IT Strategy
18 36 (4.28%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (16.03%) PowerShell
2 113 (13.42%) SQL
3 21 (2.49%) JavaScript
4 16 (1.90%) C#
5 11 (1.31%) T-SQL
6 8 (0.95%) PHP
6 8 (0.95%) VBA
7 6 (0.71%) TypeScript
8 5 (0.59%) C
8 5 (0.59%) Java
8 5 (0.59%) Python
9 3 (0.36%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.24%) VB
11 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.12%) VB6
11 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (4.75%) MCSE
3 36 (4.28%) MCSA
4 28 (3.33%) Degree
5 27 (3.21%) MCITP
6 26 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
7 20 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (2.26%) Security Cleared
9 18 (2.14%) SC Cleared
10 15 (1.78%) A+ Certification
10 15 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (1.78%) MCP
11 14 (1.66%) CISSP
12 12 (1.43%) CCNA
13 11 (1.31%) CISM
13 11 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 10 (1.19%) CCNP
14 10 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.83%) CEH
16 5 (0.59%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (8.55%) SLA
2 39 (4.63%) GDPR
3 23 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (2.61%) PCI DSS
5 20 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (1.90%) PMO
7 4 (0.48%) NIST
7 4 (0.48%) QA
8 3 (0.36%) COBIT
8 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.12%) IASME
10 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 465 (55.23%) Active Directory
2 173 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (17.70%) Hyper-V
4 49 (5.82%) XenApp
5 42 (4.99%) XenDesktop
6 35 (4.16%) vSphere
7 34 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (2.14%) BitLocker
10 14 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (1.54%) Docker
12 8 (0.95%) NFS
12 8 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (0.95%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.24%) Firmware
14 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 131 (15.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 117 (13.90%) SCCM
3 43 (5.11%) WSUS
4 30 (3.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 27 (3.21%) Single Sign-On
6 18 (2.14%) Backup Exec
7 14 (1.66%) SCOM
8 13 (1.54%) Kubernetes
9 12 (1.43%) Rancher
10 11 (1.31%) vCenter Server
11 10 (1.19%) Ansible
11 10 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 9 (1.07%) AirWatch
12 9 (1.07%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
13 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (0.71%) CASB
15 5 (0.59%) Terraform
16 4 (0.48%) SCVMM
17 3 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 561 (66.63%) Microsoft
2 276 (32.78%) VMware
3 118 (14.01%) Citrix
4 101 (12.00%) Cisco
5 51 (6.06%) Veeam
6 42 (4.99%) Apple
7 28 (3.33%) ServiceNow
8 25 (2.97%) HP
8 25 (2.97%) Meraki
8 25 (2.97%) Oracle
9 24 (2.85%) Sophos
10 23 (2.73%) Dell
11 21 (2.49%) NetApp
12 20 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (2.14%) Google
14 14 (1.66%) SAP
14 14 (1.66%) SolarWinds
15 13 (1.54%) McAfee
16 11 (1.31%) CheckPoint
16 11 (1.31%) Symantec