Period
to 2 March 2021

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

Microsoft 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > North of England
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 32 52
Rank change year-on-year +7 +20 +17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 800 1,101 908
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 7.30% 7.07% 4.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.92% 21.40% 18.73%
Number of salaries quoted 858 965 801
Median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 4,229 5,146 4,847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 38.60% 33.03% 25.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3,775 4,243 3,980
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,312 £73,750
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 of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 365 in the North of England

Microsoft 365
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for Microsoft 365 in the North of England

Microsoft 365
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft 365 in the North of England over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft 365 in the North of England

Microsoft 365
Job Locations in the North of 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 North of England region over the 6 months to 2 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
Yorkshire +6 383 £35,000 -6.67% 55
North West -10 326 £40,000 +6.67% 99
North East +10 91 £35,500 +14.52% 27
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 2 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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 483 (60.38%) Windows
2 468 (58.50%) Microsoft
3 445 (55.63%) Active Directory
4 369 (46.13%) Azure
5 285 (35.63%) Windows Server
6 251 (31.38%) VMware
7 187 (23.38%) DNS
8 180 (22.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 172 (21.50%) ITIL
10 158 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 148 (18.50%) Windows 10
12 140 (17.50%) Firewall
13 139 (17.38%) SCCM
14 138 (17.25%) DHCP
15 136 (17.00%) Hyper-V
16 131 (16.38%) SharePoint
17 121 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
18 115 (14.38%) PowerShell
19 111 (13.88%) AWS
20 109 (13.63%) SQL
21 102 (12.75%) TCP/IP
21 102 (12.75%) Citrix
22 101 (12.63%) WAN
23 96 (12.00%) LAN
23 96 (12.00%) SLA
24 89 (11.13%) Cisco
25 83 (10.38%) MS Exchange
25 83 (10.38%) SQL Server
26 80 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
27 77 (9.63%) Service Management

Microsoft 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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
1 131 (16.38%) SharePoint
2 83 (10.38%) MS Exchange
3 35 (4.38%) IIS
4 12 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (1.38%) Apache
6 10 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.25%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.25%) CMS
7 2 (0.25%) Confluence
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.13%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.13%) SAS
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 121 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.38%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.13%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.38%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.38%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) BASE24
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.13%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) Shopify
5 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.13%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 369 (46.13%) Azure
2 111 (13.88%) AWS
3 68 (8.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 64 (8.00%) Power Platform
5 61 (7.63%) OneDrive
6 31 (3.88%) PowerApps
7 19 (2.38%) IaaS
7 19 (2.38%) Mimecast
8 17 (2.13%) PaaS
9 16 (2.00%) SaaS
9 16 (2.00%) Yammer
10 14 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (1.63%) Power Automate
12 9 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.88%) G Suite
14 6 (0.75%) GCP
14 6 (0.75%) Serverless
15 5 (0.63%) Slack
16 4 (0.50%) Azure Functions
16 4 (0.50%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 187 (23.38%) DNS
2 140 (17.50%) Firewall
3 138 (17.25%) DHCP
4 102 (12.75%) TCP/IP
5 101 (12.63%) WAN
6 96 (12.00%) LAN
7 69 (8.63%) SAN
8 66 (8.25%) Unified Communications
9 63 (7.88%) VPN
10 50 (6.25%) VLAN
11 47 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
12 30 (3.75%) Remote Desktop
13 28 (3.50%) Skype
14 27 (3.38%) VoIP
14 27 (3.38%) Wireless
15 19 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
16 17 (2.13%) IP Telephony
16 17 (2.13%) MPLS
17 12 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.38%) Power BI
3 31 (3.88%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.25%) QlikView
6 9 (1.13%) MySQL
7 5 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.50%) Tableau
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.25%) Big Data
10 2 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.13%) MS Access
11 1 (0.13%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.00%) JIRA
2 3 (0.38%) GitLab
3 2 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 59 (7.38%) Finance
2 26 (3.25%) Law
3 20 (2.50%) Public Sector
4 19 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.63%) Legal
7 11 (1.38%) Retail
8 9 (1.13%) Marketing
9 7 (0.88%) Back Office
10 6 (0.75%) Local Government
11 5 (0.63%) Banking
11 5 (0.63%) Electronics
11 5 (0.63%) Housing Association
12 3 (0.38%) Automotive
12 3 (0.38%) Games
13 2 (0.25%) Advertising
13 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.25%) Social Housing
14 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 160 (20.00%) Analyst
2 159 (19.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 81 (10.13%) Support Engineer
4 79 (9.88%) Support Analyst
5 66 (8.25%) IT Support
6 62 (7.75%) IT Engineer
7 57 (7.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 42 (5.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 41 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 41 (5.13%) Administrator
9 41 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
9 41 (5.13%) Service Analyst
10 38 (4.75%) Service Desk Analyst
11 36 (4.50%) Senior Support Analyst
12 35 (4.38%) IT Manager
13 32 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 30 (3.75%) IT Analyst
15 28 (3.50%) Consultant
16 26 (3.25%) Developer
16 26 (3.25%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.50%) Web Services
2 25 (3.13%) .NET
3 8 (1.00%) CSS
3 8 (1.00%) SAML
4 6 (0.75%) .NET Framework
4 6 (0.75%) COM
4 6 (0.75%) Middleware
5 5 (0.63%) JSON
5 5 (0.63%) XML
6 4 (0.50%) HTML
7 3 (0.38%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.38%) jQuery
7 3 (0.38%) React
8 2 (0.25%) HTML5
8 2 (0.25%) OAuth
8 2 (0.25%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.25%) RESTful
8 2 (0.25%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.25%) Velocity
8 2 (0.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 32 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 28 (3.50%) Cyberthreat
6 26 (3.25%) Driving Licence
7 17 (2.13%) Cyberattack
8 12 (1.50%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.38%) Clustering
9 11 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 10 (1.25%) FMCG
10 10 (1.25%) User Experience
11 9 (1.13%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.00%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.88%) Replication
14 6 (0.75%) iPad
14 6 (0.75%) Reference Data
15 5 (0.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 483 (60.38%) Windows
2 285 (35.63%) Windows Server
3 148 (18.50%) Windows 10
4 80 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 69 (8.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (7.75%) Windows 7
7 53 (6.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 49 (6.13%) Windows Server 2019
9 48 (6.00%) Linux
10 24 (3.00%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.13%) Android
11 9 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.00%) Unix
13 7 (0.88%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.50%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.38%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.13%) HPUX
17 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (22.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 172 (21.50%) ITIL
3 77 (9.63%) Service Management
4 75 (9.38%) Incident Management
5 65 (8.13%) Project Management
6 61 (7.63%) Migration
7 59 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
8 55 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 53 (6.63%) Problem Management
10 49 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 46 (5.75%) Identity Management
12 43 (5.38%) ITSM
12 43 (5.38%) Service Delivery
13 40 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
14 37 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
14 37 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
14 37 (4.63%) Project Delivery
15 35 (4.38%) Change Management
15 35 (4.38%) Information Security
16 28 (3.50%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 115 (14.38%) PowerShell
2 109 (13.63%) SQL
3 18 (2.25%) JavaScript
4 14 (1.75%) C
5 13 (1.63%) C#
6 10 (1.25%) VB
7 9 (1.13%) Python
8 8 (1.00%) T-SQL
9 7 (0.88%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.75%) VBA
10 6 (0.75%) VBScript
11 3 (0.38%) C++
12 2 (0.25%) Go
12 2 (0.25%) Java
12 2 (0.25%) PHP
13 1 (0.13%) AWK
13 1 (0.13%) DataFlex
13 1 (0.13%) sed
13 1 (0.13%) VC++
13 1 (0.13%) X++
Qualifications
1 42 (5.25%) ITIL Certification
2 40 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (4.13%) Degree
4 27 (3.38%) MCSE
5 19 (2.38%) Security Cleared
6 16 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.88%) CCNA
8 14 (1.75%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.25%) MCSA
10 9 (1.13%) A+ Certification
11 5 (0.63%) HNC
11 5 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.63%) MCDST
11 5 (0.63%) MCP
12 4 (0.50%) CREST Certified
13 3 (0.38%) CCNP
13 3 (0.38%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.38%) MCITP
13 3 (0.38%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (12.00%) SLA
2 22 (2.75%) GDPR
3 20 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.88%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 5 (0.63%) QA
8 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.38%) NIST
9 3 (0.38%) PMO
10 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 445 (55.63%) Active Directory
2 158 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (17.00%) Hyper-V
4 48 (6.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 16 (2.00%) vSphere
6 14 (1.75%) XenDesktop
7 13 (1.63%) Firmware
8 12 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.38%) Docker
9 11 (1.38%) XenApp
10 10 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.63%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.50%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.50%) KVM
12 4 (0.50%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.25%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 139 (17.38%) SCCM
2 53 (6.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (2.38%) SCOM
4 16 (2.00%) vCenter Server
5 13 (1.63%) NetBackup
5 13 (1.63%) SCVMM
6 11 (1.38%) Kubernetes
7 9 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 7 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.88%) WSUS
10 6 (0.75%) PaperCut
10 6 (0.75%) Terraform
11 5 (0.63%) Ansible
11 5 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
12 4 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 4 (0.50%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 468 (58.50%) Microsoft
2 251 (31.38%) VMware
3 102 (12.75%) Citrix
4 89 (11.13%) Cisco
5 55 (6.88%) Veeam
6 35 (4.38%) HP
7 34 (4.25%) Dell
8 22 (2.75%) Apple
8 22 (2.75%) Symantec
9 16 (2.00%) EMC
9 16 (2.00%) Remedy
9 16 (2.00%) SonicWALL
10 14 (1.75%) SolarWinds
11 13 (1.63%) Google
11 13 (1.63%) NetApp
12 11 (1.38%) Dell Compellent
13 10 (1.25%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.13%) Juniper
14 9 (1.13%) Sophos
14 9 (1.13%) Veritas