Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 71 68
Rank change year-on-year +36 -3 +86
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 579 444 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.60% 4.19% 4.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.31% 17.28% 21.69%
Number of salaries quoted 482 394 490
North West median annual salary £37,031 £32,500 £30,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.94% +7.44% +0.83%
10th Percentile £20,525 £20,750 £20,725
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.75% - +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 2,851 2,569 2,554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.49% 24.24% 19.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,326 2,143 2,182
North West median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +16.28% +7.50%
10th Percentile £28,169 £26,250 £24,663
90th Percentile £72,500 £76,250 £68,700
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +1.94%

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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 +32 316 £37,500 +7.14% 105
Cheshire +22 130 £33,750 +12.50% 43
Merseyside +19 68 £37,500 +25.00% 45
Lancashire +17 39 £32,500 -4.41% 16
Cumbria -12 10 £35,750 - 2
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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.

1 366 (63.21%) Windows
2 321 (55.44%) Microsoft
3 308 (53.20%) Active Directory
4 266 (45.94%) Azure
5 207 (35.75%) VMware
6 167 (28.84%) Windows 10
7 166 (28.67%) Windows Server
8 132 (22.80%) VMware Infrastructure
9 126 (21.76%) ITIL
10 113 (19.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 111 (19.17%) Microsoft Office
12 109 (18.83%) DNS
13 96 (16.58%) Firewall
14 95 (16.41%) Cisco
15 83 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
16 82 (14.16%) MS Exchange
16 82 (14.16%) Skype
17 80 (13.82%) Citrix
17 80 (13.82%) SCCM
18 79 (13.64%) Windows 7
18 79 (13.64%) DHCP
19 77 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
20 76 (13.13%) AWS
20 76 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
21 73 (12.61%) LAN
21 73 (12.61%) SharePoint
22 71 (12.26%) WAN
23 70 (12.09%) Hyper-V
24 69 (11.92%) Skype for Business
25 65 (11.23%) Azure Active Directory

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 82 (14.16%) MS Exchange
2 73 (12.61%) SharePoint
3 69 (11.92%) Skype for Business
4 26 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.63%) IIS
6 9 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.86%) Confluence
9 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.35%) CMS
11 1 (0.17%) Apache
11 1 (0.17%) Drupal
11 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 111 (19.17%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.69%) CINEMA 4D
4 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.52%) SAP CRM
2 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.17%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 266 (45.94%) Azure
2 76 (13.13%) AWS
3 65 (11.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (2.76%) PaaS
5 12 (2.07%) Mimecast
6 10 (1.73%) OneDrive
6 10 (1.73%) Power Platform
7 7 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.21%) IaaS
7 7 (1.21%) SaaS
8 6 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.04%) GCP
8 6 (1.04%) Yammer
9 5 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.86%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 5 (0.86%) AWS CloudTrail
9 5 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.86%) WhatsApp
10 4 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 3 (0.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 109 (18.83%) DNS
2 96 (16.58%) Firewall
3 82 (14.16%) Skype
4 79 (13.64%) DHCP
5 73 (12.61%) LAN
6 71 (12.26%) WAN
7 53 (9.15%) TCP/IP
8 44 (7.60%) SAN
8 44 (7.60%) VPN
9 35 (6.04%) VoIP
10 30 (5.18%) Intranet
11 19 (3.28%) Network Security
11 19 (3.28%) Unified Communications
12 18 (3.11%) Remote Desktop
13 15 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (2.42%) Internet
14 14 (2.42%) NetScaler
15 11 (1.90%) IP Telephony
16 10 (1.73%) DMZ
16 10 (1.73%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.55%) Power BI
3 5 (0.86%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (0.52%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.17%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.17%) DTS
6 1 (0.17%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.17%) MySQL
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.25%) JIRA
2 3 (0.52%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.52%) MSI
2 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.17%) GitLab
4 1 (0.17%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 37 (6.39%) Public Sector
2 31 (5.35%) Law
3 23 (3.97%) Finance
3 23 (3.97%) Legal
4 13 (2.25%) Publishing
5 11 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.73%) Fire and Rescue
6 10 (1.73%) Police
6 10 (1.73%) Retail
7 9 (1.55%) Marketing
8 8 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.21%) Local Government
10 5 (0.86%) Automotive
11 4 (0.69%) Banking
11 4 (0.69%) Billing
12 3 (0.52%) Housing Association
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.17%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 92 (15.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 84 (14.51%) Analyst
3 76 (13.13%) Support Engineer
4 62 (10.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 46 (7.94%) IT Support
6 43 (7.43%) IT Engineer
7 38 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 32 (5.53%) Support Analyst
9 31 (5.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 31 (5.35%) Cloud Engineer
10 29 (5.01%) 2nd Line Support
11 28 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
12 27 (4.66%) Service Analyst
13 26 (4.49%) Office 365 Engineer
13 26 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
14 25 (4.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 25 (4.32%) Consultant
15 22 (3.80%) Azure Engineer
16 20 (3.45%) Service Manager
17 18 (3.11%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.25%) .NET
2 10 (1.73%) Web Services
3 9 (1.55%) SailPoint
4 7 (1.21%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.69%) .NET Core
5 4 (0.69%) ASP.NET Core
5 4 (0.69%) LDAP
5 4 (0.69%) SAML
6 2 (0.35%) COM
6 2 (0.35%) JSON
6 2 (0.35%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.17%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.17%) J2EE
7 1 (0.17%) MAPI
7 1 (0.17%) Middleware
7 1 (0.17%) OAuth
7 1 (0.17%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.17%) OpenID
7 1 (0.17%) Swagger
7 1 (0.17%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.43%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.56%) Management Information System
3 30 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.32%) Driving Licence
5 24 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (4.15%) User Experience
6 18 (3.11%) iPad
7 14 (2.42%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (2.25%) Public Cloud
9 12 (2.07%) Xbox
10 11 (1.90%) Replication
10 11 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.55%) Fat Client
11 9 (1.55%) Thin Client
12 8 (1.38%) e-Learning
13 6 (1.04%) NHS
13 6 (1.04%) PlayStation
13 6 (1.04%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.86%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.86%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 366 (63.21%) Windows
2 167 (28.84%) Windows 10
3 166 (28.67%) Windows Server
4 79 (13.64%) Windows 7
5 77 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (8.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (7.77%) Linux
8 34 (5.87%) Windows 8
9 13 (2.25%) Android
9 13 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (2.07%) Mac OS
11 11 (1.90%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.73%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.73%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.86%) SUSE
14 4 (0.69%) Unix
15 3 (0.52%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (21.76%) ITIL
2 113 (19.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 83 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
5 59 (10.19%) Mentoring
6 46 (7.94%) Coaching
7 43 (7.43%) Service Delivery
8 40 (6.91%) Migration
9 36 (6.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 36 (6.22%) Problem Management
9 36 (6.22%) Service Management
10 33 (5.70%) Project Management
11 31 (5.35%) Mobile Device Management
12 30 (5.18%) Kalman Filter
13 28 (4.84%) Incident Management
14 26 (4.49%) DevOps
15 25 (4.32%) Change Management
16 24 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
17 23 (3.97%) Cybersecurity
17 23 (3.97%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (10.02%) PowerShell
2 56 (9.67%) SQL
3 6 (1.04%) C#
4 4 (0.69%) C
5 3 (0.52%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.52%) Python
6 1 (0.17%) COBOL
6 1 (0.17%) Java
6 1 (0.17%) PHP
6 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.17%) VB
6 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (4.66%) Degree
3 25 (4.32%) MCSE
4 24 (4.15%) MCSA
5 15 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (2.25%) Security Cleared
8 12 (2.07%) DBS Check
9 11 (1.90%) CISSP
10 10 (1.73%) MCP
11 9 (1.55%) CCNA
12 8 (1.38%) A+ Certification
12 8 (1.38%) SC Cleared
12 8 (1.38%) VCP6
13 6 (1.04%) MCITP
14 5 (0.86%) CESG Certified Professional
14 5 (0.86%) CompTIA Security+
15 4 (0.69%) MCTS
15 4 (0.69%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (9.84%) SLA
2 17 (2.94%) GDPR
3 12 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.21%) PMO
5 6 (1.04%) QA
6 5 (0.86%) ISO 31000
6 5 (0.86%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.52%) NIST
8 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 308 (53.20%) Active Directory
2 132 (22.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (12.09%) Hyper-V
4 25 (4.32%) XenApp
5 22 (3.80%) XenDesktop
6 21 (3.63%) vSphere
7 19 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (2.07%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (1.73%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (1.38%) BitLocker
10 8 (1.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 7 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (1.04%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.86%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.52%) vCloud
16 1 (0.17%) RACF
16 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 80 (13.82%) SCCM
2 46 (7.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (3.45%) SCOM
4 13 (2.25%) AirWatch
5 11 (1.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 10 (1.73%) Jamf Pro
6 10 (1.73%) XenMobile
7 7 (1.21%) Icinga
7 7 (1.21%) Kibana
7 7 (1.21%) Nagios
7 7 (1.21%) WSUS
8 5 (0.86%) CASB
9 4 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.69%) Sysprep
9 4 (0.69%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.52%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.52%) Puppet
10 3 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 321 (55.44%) Microsoft
2 207 (35.75%) VMware
3 95 (16.41%) Cisco
4 80 (13.82%) Citrix
5 53 (9.15%) Apple
6 41 (7.08%) NetApp
7 29 (5.01%) Veeam
8 20 (3.45%) Dell
9 19 (3.28%) HP
10 15 (2.59%) EMC
11 12 (2.07%) iManage
11 12 (2.07%) Palo Alto
11 12 (2.07%) SolarWinds
12 11 (1.90%) Google
13 9 (1.55%) BeyondTrust
13 9 (1.55%) CyberArk
13 9 (1.55%) Okta
14 8 (1.38%) Actuate
14 8 (1.38%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.38%) Virgin Media