Period
to 5 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 5 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > North East
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 29 33
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4 +20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 88 96 107
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 8.17% 7.44% 7.90%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.04% 23.76% 29.48%
Number of salaries quoted 83 89 61
Median annual salary £35,000 £31,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.90% -11.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £24,000 £19,750 £20,000
90th Percentile £54,800 £57,500 £59,233
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% 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 the North East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 382 404 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 35.47% 31.32% 26.81%
Number of salaries quoted 355 306 275
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £25,100
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £65,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

Microsoft 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 365 in the North East

Microsoft 365
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Microsoft 365 in the North East

Microsoft 365
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft 365 in the North East over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft 365 in the North East

Microsoft 365
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft 365 within the North East region over the 6 months to 5 March 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
Tyne and Wear +11 58 £36,000 +30.91% 21
Durham -1 21 £30,000 -30.64% 4
Northumberland - 2 £45,000 - 1
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 North East region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 62 (70.45%) Active Directory
2 50 (56.82%) Windows
3 49 (55.68%) Microsoft
4 45 (51.14%) Azure
5 34 (38.64%) Windows Server
6 33 (37.50%) VMware
7 32 (36.36%) AWS
8 27 (30.68%) DNS
9 24 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 21 (23.86%) Firewall
11 20 (22.73%) LAN
11 20 (22.73%) WAN
11 20 (22.73%) Hyper-V
12 19 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (18.18%) ITIL
14 15 (17.05%) DHCP
14 15 (17.05%) MS Exchange
15 14 (15.91%) SharePoint
15 14 (15.91%) Citrix
15 14 (15.91%) Windows 10
16 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
17 12 (13.64%) VLAN
18 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (12.50%) SLA
18 11 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
19 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2016
19 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
19 10 (11.36%) Wi-Fi
20 9 (10.23%) SQL

Microsoft 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 15 (17.05%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.91%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.27%) IIS
5 1 (1.14%) CMS
5 1 (1.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.27%) Magento
2 1 (1.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 45 (51.14%) Azure
2 32 (36.36%) AWS
3 11 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (6.82%) OneDrive
5 5 (5.68%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (4.55%) Power Platform
6 4 (4.55%) PowerApps
7 2 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.27%) G Suite
7 2 (2.27%) Logic Apps
7 2 (2.27%) PaaS
7 2 (2.27%) SaaS
7 2 (2.27%) Serverless
7 2 (2.27%) Slack
8 1 (1.14%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 27 (30.68%) DNS
2 21 (23.86%) Firewall
3 20 (22.73%) LAN
3 20 (22.73%) WAN
4 15 (17.05%) DHCP
5 12 (13.64%) VLAN
6 10 (11.36%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (10.23%) TCP/IP
7 9 (10.23%) VPN
8 8 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (6.82%) SSL
10 3 (3.41%) Skype
11 2 (2.27%) VoIP
11 2 (2.27%) Wireless
12 1 (1.14%) BGP
12 1 (1.14%) DKIM
12 1 (1.14%) DMARC
12 1 (1.14%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) Power BI
1 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.14%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (4.55%) Marketing
2 3 (3.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (20.45%) Support Engineer
3 14 (15.91%) IT Engineer
4 10 (11.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 10 (11.36%) IT Support
5 9 (10.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (10.23%) Network Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (9.09%) Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Cloud Consultant
8 6 (6.82%) Consultant
8 6 (6.82%) Developer
8 6 (6.82%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Office 365 Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) Support Analyst
11 3 (3.41%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) .NET
2 4 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.41%) SAML
4 1 (1.14%) CSS
4 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.95%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.68%) Clustering
4 4 (4.55%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.27%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (56.82%) Windows
2 34 (38.64%) Windows Server
3 14 (15.91%) Windows 10
4 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.95%) Linux
6 7 (7.95%) Windows 8
6 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (18.18%) ITIL
3 9 (10.23%) Project Delivery
3 9 (10.23%) Project Management
4 8 (9.09%) Migration
5 7 (7.95%) Application Packaging
5 7 (7.95%) Data Protection
5 7 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (7.95%) Identity Management
5 7 (7.95%) Mentoring
6 6 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.68%) Asset Management
7 5 (5.68%) Change Management
7 5 (5.68%) Data Extraction
7 5 (5.68%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (5.68%) Resource Allocation
8 4 (4.55%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (4.55%) People Management
8 4 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.23%) SQL
3 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.14%) C#
4 1 (1.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.23%) MCSE
3 7 (7.95%) CCNA
3 7 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (1.14%) CCNP
5 1 (1.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.50%) SLA
2 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.27%) GDPR
3 2 (2.27%) NIST
3 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 62 (70.45%) Active Directory
2 20 (22.73%) Hyper-V
3 19 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (7.95%) vSphere
5 6 (6.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (6.82%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (4.55%) XenApp
7 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
1 8 (9.09%) SCCM
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (5.68%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.27%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 49 (55.68%) Microsoft
2 33 (37.50%) VMware
3 14 (15.91%) Citrix
4 6 (6.82%) Cisco
5 5 (5.68%) SonicWALL
5 5 (5.68%) Zerto
6 4 (4.55%) Google
6 4 (4.55%) Veeam
7 3 (3.41%) Oracle
7 3 (3.41%) Symantec
8 2 (2.27%) CloudEndure
8 2 (2.27%) HP
8 2 (2.27%) Sophos
8 2 (2.27%) Sun
8 2 (2.27%) Veritas
9 1 (1.14%) NetApp
9 1 (1.14%) Nintex
9 1 (1.14%) Proofpoint
9 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.14%) Sparx