Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 68 158
Rank change year-on-year -3 +90 +40
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 446 557 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.21% 4.36% 2.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.43% 23.10% 17.18%
Number of salaries quoted 396 492 215
North West median annual salary £32,500 £30,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.44% +0.83% -
10th Percentile £20,750 £20,525 £19,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £51,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 2,420 2,411 1,513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.84% 18.87% 12.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,007 2,047 1,289
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019. 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 -13 275 £35,000 +11.11% 73
Cheshire +19 109 £30,000 +0.84% 34
Merseyside +16 41 £30,000 -14.29% 9
Lancashire +5 18 £34,000 +21.43% 11
Cumbria +6 3 - -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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.

1 293 (65.70%) Windows
2 249 (55.83%) Active Directory
3 247 (55.38%) Microsoft
4 154 (34.53%) VMware
5 150 (33.63%) Windows Server
6 120 (26.91%) Microsoft Azure
7 113 (25.34%) ITIL
8 104 (23.32%) Windows 10
9 95 (21.30%) SharePoint
10 94 (21.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 93 (20.85%) Hyper-V
12 92 (20.63%) DNS
13 88 (19.73%) Cisco
14 87 (19.51%) MS Exchange
14 87 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 84 (18.83%) Citrix
16 81 (18.16%) DHCP
17 78 (17.49%) TCP/IP
18 71 (15.92%) Firewall
18 71 (15.92%) Windows 7
19 68 (15.25%) LAN
20 65 (14.57%) Microsoft Office
21 64 (14.35%) WAN
22 60 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
23 59 (13.23%) SCCM
24 58 (13.00%) Microsoft Certification
25 55 (12.33%) Finance
26 54 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
27 52 (11.66%) SQL
28 47 (10.54%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 95 (21.30%) SharePoint
2 87 (19.51%) MS Exchange
3 35 (7.85%) Skype for Business
4 34 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (4.48%) IIS
6 17 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (3.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (1.79%) CMS
8 8 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.45%) Apache
10 2 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 65 (14.57%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (6.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.57%) Visualfiles
2 4 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 120 (26.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (7.85%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.14%) IaaS
4 8 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.35%) PaaS
6 5 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.67%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.67%) SaaS
9 2 (0.45%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.22%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.22%) Force.com
10 1 (0.22%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 92 (20.63%) DNS
2 81 (18.16%) DHCP
3 78 (17.49%) TCP/IP
4 71 (15.92%) Firewall
5 68 (15.25%) LAN
6 64 (14.35%) WAN
7 37 (8.30%) Wireless
8 34 (7.62%) Skype
9 33 (7.40%) SAN
10 29 (6.50%) VPN
11 23 (5.16%) Intranet
12 21 (4.71%) VoIP
13 18 (4.04%) Network Security
14 15 (3.36%) Unified Communications
14 15 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (3.14%) Internet
16 13 (2.91%) NetScaler
16 13 (2.91%) Remote Desktop
17 11 (2.47%) Ethernet
17 11 (2.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.45%) Redis
7 2 (0.45%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.22%) JIRA
2 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 55 (12.33%) Finance
2 22 (4.93%) Manufacturing
3 20 (4.48%) Publishing
4 13 (2.91%) Retail
5 11 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.02%) Local Government
7 8 (1.79%) Legal
8 6 (1.35%) Back Office
8 6 (1.35%) Law
8 6 (1.35%) Marketing
9 5 (1.12%) Banking
9 5 (1.12%) Games
10 4 (0.90%) Advertising
10 4 (0.90%) Automotive
10 4 (0.90%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (19.06%) Analyst
1 85 (19.06%) IT Support
2 71 (15.92%) Support Engineer
3 52 (11.66%) Support Analyst
4 42 (9.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 41 (9.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 40 (8.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 38 (8.52%) IT Engineer
8 34 (7.62%) 1st Line Support
8 34 (7.62%) 3rd Line Support
9 33 (7.40%) IT Analyst
10 29 (6.50%) IT Support Engineer
11 27 (6.05%) Consultant
11 27 (6.05%) IT Technician
12 26 (5.83%) Desktop Support
13 25 (5.61%) Support Technician
14 24 (5.38%) IT Support Technician
15 22 (4.93%) Service Analyst
16 21 (4.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 21 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.05%) HTML
2 17 (3.81%) XML
3 13 (2.91%) Web Services
4 11 (2.47%) .NET
4 11 (2.47%) 802.1X
5 9 (2.02%) CSS
6 7 (1.57%) Apache Flex
7 6 (1.35%) jQuery
8 4 (0.90%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.45%) COM
10 2 (0.45%) HTML5
10 2 (0.45%) Middleware
11 1 (0.22%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.22%) Kendo UI
11 1 (0.22%) Node.js
11 1 (0.22%) PhoneGap
11 1 (0.22%) REST
11 1 (0.22%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (4.93%) Driving Licence
4 18 (4.04%) Replication
5 17 (3.81%) Data Centre
6 14 (3.14%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.91%) Blackberry
8 11 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (1.79%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.57%) iPad
12 6 (1.35%) Fintech
12 6 (1.35%) Life Science
12 6 (1.35%) Smartphone
12 6 (1.35%) Xbox
13 5 (1.12%) User Experience
14 4 (0.90%) e-Learning
14 4 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
15 3 (0.67%) Clustering
15 3 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 293 (65.70%) Windows
2 150 (33.63%) Windows Server
3 104 (23.32%) Windows 10
4 94 (21.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (15.92%) Windows 7
6 60 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (5.61%) Linux
8 23 (5.16%) Android
9 14 (3.14%) Apple iOS
9 14 (3.14%) Windows 8
10 13 (2.91%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.12%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.90%) SUSE
14 3 (0.67%) OS/400
15 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (25.34%) ITIL
2 54 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
3 47 (10.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 41 (9.19%) Service Delivery
5 35 (7.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 33 (7.40%) Project Management
6 33 (7.40%) Service Management
7 28 (6.28%) Presales
8 27 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (6.05%) ERP
9 25 (5.61%) CRM
9 25 (5.61%) Migration
10 23 (5.16%) Change Control
10 23 (5.16%) Coaching
10 23 (5.16%) Information Security
11 22 (4.93%) Cybersecurity
11 22 (4.93%) Load Balancing
12 21 (4.71%) Break/Fix
12 21 (4.71%) Mentoring
13 20 (4.48%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (11.66%) SQL
2 43 (9.64%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.24%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.12%) C#
5 3 (0.67%) C
5 3 (0.67%) Python
6 1 (0.22%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.22%) PHP
6 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 58 (13.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (6.50%) MCSE
3 16 (3.59%) Degree
4 15 (3.36%) MCP
5 14 (3.14%) MCSA
6 13 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (2.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (2.02%) A+ Certification
9 7 (1.57%) CCNA
9 7 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.35%) DBS Check
10 6 (1.35%) MCITP
11 5 (1.12%) MCTS
11 5 (1.12%) Security Cleared
11 5 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.67%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.45%) CCNP
13 2 (0.45%) HNC
13 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.73%) SLA
2 20 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.91%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.02%) GDPR
5 6 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.67%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.45%) PMO
7 2 (0.45%) QA
8 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 249 (55.83%) Active Directory
2 93 (20.85%) Hyper-V
3 87 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (6.73%) XenApp
5 28 (6.28%) vSphere
6 20 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (3.81%) XenDesktop
8 16 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (2.24%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.57%) XenServer
12 5 (1.12%) BitLocker
12 5 (1.12%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.67%) vCloud
15 2 (0.45%) NFS
16 1 (0.22%) Firmware
16 1 (0.22%) pfSense
16 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 59 (13.23%) SCCM
2 10 (2.24%) WSUS
3 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (1.57%) SCOM
5 6 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (1.35%) SCOrch
5 6 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.12%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.90%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.67%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.67%) DameWare
8 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.67%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.67%) SCSM
8 3 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.45%) Ansible
9 2 (0.45%) MaaS360
9 2 (0.45%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 247 (55.38%) Microsoft
2 154 (34.53%) VMware
3 88 (19.73%) Cisco
4 84 (18.83%) Citrix
5 34 (7.62%) Veeam
6 27 (6.05%) NetApp
7 19 (4.26%) HP
8 17 (3.81%) Dell
8 17 (3.81%) Nintex
9 12 (2.69%) NETGEAR
10 11 (2.47%) Apple
10 11 (2.47%) Dell Compellent
10 11 (2.47%) EMC
10 11 (2.47%) EqualLogic
10 11 (2.47%) SolarWinds
11 9 (2.02%) Aruba
11 9 (2.02%) McAfee
11 9 (2.02%) Ruckus Wireless
12 7 (1.57%) Avaya
12 7 (1.57%) WatchGuard