Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 119 172
Rank change year-on-year +43 +53 +25
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 476 340 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.81% 2.57% 1.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.37% 16.94% 17.33%
Number of salaries quoted 391 314 182
North West median annual salary £31,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -12.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,386 £59,875
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -1.23%

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 the North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,740 2,007 1,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.93% 15.19% 10.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,317 1,703 951
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in the North West

Office 365
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Office 365 in the North West.

Salary trend for Office 365 in the North West

Office 365
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the North West over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Office 365 in the North West

Office 365
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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
Manchester +31 245 £32,500 -7.14% 40
Cheshire +31 131 £32,500 +8.33% 24
Merseyside +33 52 £34,750 -26.84% 7
Lancashire +14 35 £28,000 -20.00% 8
Cumbria - 6 £26,750 - 1
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 326 (68.49%) Windows
2 308 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 271 (56.93%) Active Directory
4 203 (42.65%) VMware
5 193 (40.55%) Windows Server
6 132 (27.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 130 (27.31%) ITIL
7 130 (27.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 129 (27.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 124 (26.05%) Microsoft Azure
10 122 (25.63%) Hyper-V
11 114 (23.95%) MS Exchange
12 109 (22.90%) Cisco
13 107 (22.48%) SharePoint
14 99 (20.80%) SQL Server
15 95 (19.96%) Firewall
16 92 (19.33%) Microsoft Office
17 91 (19.12%) MCSE
18 87 (18.28%) TCP/IP
18 87 (18.28%) Citrix
19 86 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
20 79 (16.60%) SCCM
21 78 (16.39%) SQL
22 75 (15.76%) DNS
23 69 (14.50%) Windows 10
24 67 (14.08%) SAN
25 60 (12.61%) Windows 7
26 58 (12.18%) WAN
27 57 (11.97%) LAN
28 55 (11.55%) MCP

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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
1 114 (23.95%) MS Exchange
2 107 (22.48%) SharePoint
3 54 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 42 (8.82%) Skype for Business
6 27 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (5.46%) IIS
8 16 (3.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (2.10%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.26%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.42%) Apache
12 2 (0.42%) JBoss
12 2 (0.42%) Moodle
12 2 (0.42%) nginx
13 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.21%) CMS
13 1 (0.21%) Confluence
13 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 92 (19.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.63%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.42%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.21%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.21%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.21%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.21%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 124 (26.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (6.09%) IaaS
4 12 (2.52%) OneDrive
5 10 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (1.89%) G Suite
6 9 (1.89%) SaaS
7 5 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.05%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.84%) GitHub
8 4 (0.84%) PaaS
9 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.42%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.21%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 95 (19.96%) Firewall
2 87 (18.28%) TCP/IP
3 75 (15.76%) DNS
4 67 (14.08%) SAN
5 58 (12.18%) WAN
6 57 (11.97%) LAN
7 53 (11.13%) DHCP
8 51 (10.71%) Skype
9 50 (10.50%) VPN
10 30 (6.30%) VLAN
10 30 (6.30%) VoIP
11 29 (6.09%) Network Security
12 17 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (2.94%) Wireless
14 11 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (2.10%) iSCSI
16 9 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
17 8 (1.68%) IP Telephony
17 8 (1.68%) MPLS
17 8 (1.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (20.80%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.47%) Power BI
6 6 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.63%) MySQL
8 2 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.42%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.21%) Big Data
9 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (1.47%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.26%) JIRA
3 4 (0.84%) Bitbucket
3 4 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (6.30%) Finance
2 25 (5.25%) Retail
3 14 (2.94%) Advertising
3 14 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.26%) Legal
4 6 (1.26%) Marketing
5 5 (1.05%) Back Office
5 5 (1.05%) Law
5 5 (1.05%) Publishing
5 5 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.84%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.63%) Electronics
7 3 (0.63%) Front Office
7 3 (0.63%) Games
7 3 (0.63%) Local Government
8 2 (0.42%) Banking
8 2 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 86 (18.07%) Analyst
2 70 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 60 (12.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 55 (11.55%) IT Support
5 49 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 41 (8.61%) 3rd Line Support
7 35 (7.35%) Service Analyst
7 35 (7.35%) Support Analyst
8 33 (6.93%) IT Analyst
8 33 (6.93%) IT Manager
9 31 (6.51%) IT Engineer
10 30 (6.30%) Architect
11 29 (6.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 29 (6.09%) 2nd Line Support
12 27 (5.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 24 (5.04%) Service Desk Analyst
14 23 (4.83%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 22 (4.62%) Developer
16 20 (4.20%) Administrator
16 20 (4.20%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.78%) Web Services
2 17 (3.57%) .NET
3 13 (2.73%) HTML
4 12 (2.52%) CSS
5 6 (1.26%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.05%) HTML5
6 5 (1.05%) jQuery
7 4 (0.84%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.84%) React
8 3 (0.63%) COM
9 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.42%) JSON
9 2 (0.42%) LAMP
9 2 (0.42%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.42%) OAuth
9 2 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.42%) SAML
9 2 (0.42%) XML
10 1 (0.21%) Node.js
10 1 (0.21%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.62%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.57%) Replication
5 9 (1.89%) Driving Licence
5 9 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (1.26%) Clustering
6 6 (1.26%) NHS
7 4 (0.84%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.84%) EMC VNX
7 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.63%) 3D Printing
8 3 (0.63%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.63%) iPad
8 3 (0.63%) PKI
8 3 (0.63%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.63%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 326 (68.49%) Windows
2 193 (40.55%) Windows Server
3 130 (27.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 129 (27.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (14.50%) Windows 10
6 60 (12.61%) Windows 7
7 35 (7.35%) Linux
8 28 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (3.15%) Android
10 13 (2.73%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.10%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.05%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.84%) CentOS
13 4 (0.84%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.63%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.63%) SUSE
15 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.42%) Unix
15 2 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (27.31%) ITIL
2 49 (10.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 43 (9.03%) Project Management
4 38 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (7.77%) Service Delivery
6 34 (7.14%) Service Management
6 34 (7.14%) Time Management
7 32 (6.72%) Migration
8 31 (6.51%) ITIL V3
9 30 (6.30%) Change Management
10 27 (5.67%) Enterprise Architecture
11 25 (5.25%) Business Continuity
12 24 (5.04%) CRM
13 22 (4.62%) Process Improvement
14 21 (4.41%) Presales
15 20 (4.20%) Cybersecurity
15 20 (4.20%) Incident Management
15 20 (4.20%) PRINCE2
16 19 (3.99%) Problem Management
17 18 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 78 (16.39%) SQL
2 37 (7.77%) PowerShell
3 19 (3.99%) C#
4 15 (3.15%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.68%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.84%) Java
7 3 (0.63%) Python
8 2 (0.42%) Perl
8 2 (0.42%) Ruby
8 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.21%) C
9 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 132 (27.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (19.12%) MCSE
3 55 (11.55%) MCP
4 43 (9.03%) Degree
5 39 (8.19%) MCSA
6 19 (3.99%) CCNA
6 19 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (3.99%) ITIL Certification
6 19 (3.99%) Security Cleared
7 18 (3.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (2.94%) CCNP
9 10 (2.10%) HNC
10 7 (1.47%) MCTS
11 6 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.05%) VCP5
13 4 (0.84%) CISSP
13 4 (0.84%) MCITP
14 3 (0.63%) CISA
14 3 (0.63%) CISM
14 3 (0.63%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.30%) SLA
2 14 (2.94%) GDPR
2 14 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.05%) PMO
4 4 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.84%) QA
5 3 (0.63%) COSHH
5 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.42%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.21%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 271 (56.93%) Active Directory
2 122 (25.63%) Hyper-V
3 86 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (3.99%) vSphere
5 16 (3.36%) XenApp
6 15 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (2.31%) Terminal Services
8 10 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.47%) Xen
11 6 (1.26%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.84%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.84%) XenServer
13 3 (0.63%) Docker
13 3 (0.63%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.42%) vCloud
15 1 (0.21%) KVM
15 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 79 (16.60%) SCCM
2 13 (2.73%) SCOM
3 11 (2.31%) Backup Exec
4 10 (2.10%) SCVMM
5 9 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
5 9 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (1.47%) WSUS
7 6 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.05%) Puppet
8 5 (1.05%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.84%) vRealize
10 3 (0.63%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.42%) Ansible
11 2 (0.42%) Nagios
11 2 (0.42%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 308 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 203 (42.65%) VMware
3 109 (22.90%) Cisco
4 87 (18.28%) Citrix
5 40 (8.40%) Veeam
6 14 (2.94%) Dell
7 13 (2.73%) HP
8 12 (2.52%) EMC
8 12 (2.52%) Google
9 9 (1.89%) NetApp
10 8 (1.68%) Forcepoint
10 8 (1.68%) Mitel
10 8 (1.68%) Nimble Storage
10 8 (1.68%) SolarWinds
11 7 (1.47%) Apple
11 7 (1.47%) McAfee
12 6 (1.26%) Sage
13 5 (1.05%) Capita
13 5 (1.05%) F5
13 5 (1.05%) Juniper