Period
to 21 September 2017

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 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 192 201
Rank change year-on-year +100 +9 +27
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 433 176 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.29% 1.48% 1.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.94% 14.46% 17.57%
Number of salaries quoted 401 156 155
North West median annual salary £30,000 £37,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.53% +7.86% -17.65%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £58,750 £48,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% -9.41%

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 2171 1217 1013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.50% 10.21% 7.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1829 1019 868
North West median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,950 £22,700 £25,675
90th Percentile £67,750 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.94% +8.42% -

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 September 2017.

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 September 2017. 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 +100 283 £30,000 -24.53% 39
Cheshire +23 94 £30,000 +17.65% 12
Lancashire +19 29 £32,500 -43.48% 2
Merseyside -10 22 £29,250 -31.18% 3
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, IT jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 327 (75.52%) Windows
2 278 (64.20%) Active Directory
3 239 (55.20%) Microsoft
4 186 (42.96%) Windows Server
5 174 (40.18%) VMware
6 143 (33.03%) Hyper-V
7 134 (30.95%) Cisco
8 125 (28.87%) ITIL
9 108 (24.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 106 (24.48%) Firewall
11 103 (23.79%) MS Exchange
12 102 (23.56%) Microsoft Azure
13 94 (21.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 91 (21.02%) Windows 7
15 86 (19.86%) LAN
15 86 (19.86%) WAN
16 85 (19.63%) Microsoft Office
17 83 (19.17%) Windows 10
18 80 (18.48%) MCSE
19 79 (18.24%) TCP/IP
20 77 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
21 75 (17.32%) DNS
21 75 (17.32%) SharePoint
22 71 (16.40%) VMware Infrastructure
23 65 (15.01%) SAN
24 63 (14.55%) DHCP
25 61 (14.09%) PowerShell
26 60 (13.86%) Skype
27 54 (12.47%) Skype for Business
27 54 (12.47%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 103 (23.79%) MS Exchange
2 75 (17.32%) SharePoint
3 54 (12.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (12.47%) Skype for Business
4 27 (6.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (5.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 18 (4.16%) IBM Notes
7 13 (3.00%) IIS
8 10 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.85%) SAS
10 7 (1.62%) CMS
11 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.92%) WordPress
12 3 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.23%) Apache
14 1 (0.23%) Confluence
14 1 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 85 (19.63%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.39%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (0.92%) SAP Business One
2 3 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.69%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 102 (23.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (7.16%) Mimecast
4 20 (4.62%) SaaS
5 12 (2.77%) IaaS
6 10 (2.31%) PaaS
7 8 (1.85%) OneDrive
8 6 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.39%) G Suite
9 3 (0.69%) CodePlex
10 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 106 (24.48%) Firewall
2 86 (19.86%) LAN
2 86 (19.86%) WAN
3 79 (18.24%) TCP/IP
4 75 (17.32%) DNS
5 65 (15.01%) SAN
6 63 (14.55%) DHCP
7 60 (13.86%) Skype
8 47 (10.85%) VLAN
9 42 (9.70%) VoIP
10 35 (8.08%) VPN
11 14 (3.23%) MPLS
11 14 (3.23%) WLAN
12 12 (2.77%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.85%) BGP
13 8 (1.85%) Network Security
14 7 (1.62%) EIGRP
14 7 (1.62%) OSPF
14 7 (1.62%) Unified Communications
14 7 (1.62%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (0.92%) MS Access
4 3 (0.69%) Power BI
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.46%) IDOL
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.23%) Big Data
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (1.15%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.23%) JIRA
3 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (7.39%) Finance
2 21 (4.85%) Retail
3 19 (4.39%) Advertising
4 12 (2.77%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.31%) Marketing
6 5 (1.15%) Legal
7 4 (0.92%) Billing
8 3 (0.69%) Back Office
8 3 (0.69%) Publishing
9 1 (0.23%) Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.23%) Law
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 110 (25.40%) Support Engineer
2 64 (14.78%) IT Support
3 62 (14.32%) 2nd Line Support
4 61 (14.09%) Analyst
5 57 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 54 (12.47%) IT Engineer
7 43 (9.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 37 (8.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 35 (8.08%) 3rd Line Support
10 34 (7.85%) IT Support Engineer
11 32 (7.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 31 (7.16%) Support Analyst
13 25 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
14 24 (5.54%) 1st Line Support
15 23 (5.31%) Technical Support
16 22 (5.08%) Architect
17 21 (4.85%) IT Manager
17 21 (4.85%) Service Analyst
18 20 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
19 19 (4.39%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.70%) Web Services
2 14 (3.23%) CSS
3 13 (3.00%) .NET
3 13 (3.00%) HTML
4 9 (2.08%) jQuery
5 8 (1.85%) CSS3
5 8 (1.85%) HTML5
6 6 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (1.15%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.15%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.15%) XML
8 4 (0.92%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.92%) ASP.NET Core
8 4 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (0.92%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.23%) FreeSWITCH
9 1 (0.23%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.23%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.55%) Driving Licence
2 12 (2.77%) iPad
2 12 (2.77%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.31%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.08%) Replication
5 8 (1.85%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.62%) Clustering
7 5 (1.15%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.15%) Private Cloud
8 4 (0.92%) EPoS
8 4 (0.92%) Raspberry Pi
8 4 (0.92%) Tandem
9 3 (0.69%) FMCG
9 3 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.46%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.46%) iPhone
10 2 (0.46%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.46%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 327 (75.52%) Windows
2 186 (42.96%) Windows Server
3 108 (24.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 91 (21.02%) Windows 7
5 83 (19.17%) Windows 10
6 77 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (6.24%) Windows 8
8 25 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (4.85%) Linux
10 12 (2.77%) Android
11 8 (1.85%) Mac OS
12 6 (1.39%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.15%) Unix
14 4 (0.92%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.92%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.46%) AIX
15 2 (0.46%) CentOS
15 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (28.87%) ITIL
2 33 (7.62%) Mentoring
3 28 (6.47%) Migration
4 26 (6.00%) Service Management
5 24 (5.54%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (4.39%) Project Management
7 19 (4.39%) Time Management
8 17 (3.93%) Service Delivery
9 15 (3.46%) Incident Management
10 13 (3.00%) Load Balancing
11 11 (2.54%) CRM
12 10 (2.31%) IT Strategy
13 9 (2.08%) Capacity Management
13 9 (2.08%) DevOps
13 9 (2.08%) E-Commerce
13 9 (2.08%) ERP
13 9 (2.08%) Information Security
13 9 (2.08%) Line Management
14 8 (1.85%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 61 (14.09%) PowerShell
2 33 (7.62%) SQL
3 18 (4.16%) VBScript
4 13 (3.00%) VB
5 12 (2.77%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.85%) C#
7 5 (1.15%) C
7 5 (1.15%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.92%) Java
8 4 (0.92%) PHP
9 2 (0.46%) Python
10 1 (0.23%) C++
10 1 (0.23%) Ruby
10 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 94 (21.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (18.48%) MCSE
3 40 (9.24%) MCP
4 37 (8.55%) MCSA
5 25 (5.77%) Security Cleared
6 24 (5.54%) SC Cleared
7 22 (5.08%) Degree
8 18 (4.16%) Master's Degree
9 13 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (2.77%) CCNA
10 12 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (1.85%) MCITP
12 5 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.69%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.46%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.46%) CCA
14 2 (0.46%) ISEB
14 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (11.09%) SLA
2 11 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.92%) HIPAA
4 4 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 278 (64.20%) Active Directory
2 143 (33.03%) Hyper-V
3 71 (16.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (6.24%) vSphere
5 16 (3.70%) Terminal Services
6 11 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.85%) XenApp
9 4 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.69%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.69%) XenServer
11 2 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.23%) Kamailio
12 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (8.78%) SCCM
2 7 (1.62%) Backup Exec
2 7 (1.62%) WSUS
3 6 (1.39%) SCOM
4 5 (1.15%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.92%) Puppet
6 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.46%) Nagios
7 2 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.46%) TeamSite
7 2 (0.46%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.23%) SCSM
8 1 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 239 (55.20%) Microsoft
2 174 (40.18%) VMware
3 134 (30.95%) Cisco
4 51 (11.78%) Citrix
5 48 (11.09%) Veeam
6 39 (9.01%) Dell
7 35 (8.08%) HP
8 26 (6.00%) EqualLogic
9 21 (4.85%) Apple
10 18 (4.16%) Lotus
11 13 (3.00%) Google
12 12 (2.77%) Symantec
13 10 (2.31%) Juniper
14 8 (1.85%) Nintex
15 6 (1.39%) Oracle
15 6 (1.39%) Red Hat
15 6 (1.39%) SAP
16 5 (1.15%) Sage
17 4 (0.92%) McAfee
17 4 (0.92%) NetApp