Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 156 210
Rank change year-on-year +78 +54 +24
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 509 247 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.83% 1.97% 1.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.95% 17.44% 15.33%
Number of salaries quoted 466 216 149
North West median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% - -27.78%
10th Percentile £20,250 £20,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -11.76%

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 2319 1416 1024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.44% 11.32% 7.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1953 1211 880
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,820 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.31% +3.64% +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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +110 340 £30,000 -14.29% 44
Cheshire -6 117 £27,000 +10.77% 21
Lancashire +18 24 £32,500 -27.78% 3
Merseyside -12 23 £28,500 -32.94% 1
Cumbria +5 2 £25,000 -7.41% 1
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 387 (76.03%) Windows
2 322 (63.26%) Active Directory
3 294 (57.76%) Microsoft
4 212 (41.65%) VMware
5 211 (41.45%) Windows Server
6 176 (34.58%) Hyper-V
7 172 (33.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 171 (33.60%) Cisco
9 162 (31.83%) ITIL
10 139 (27.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 134 (26.33%) MS Exchange
12 124 (24.36%) Firewall
13 119 (23.38%) Windows 7
14 116 (22.79%) Microsoft Azure
15 113 (22.20%) TCP/IP
15 113 (22.20%) LAN
15 113 (22.20%) WAN
16 111 (21.81%) MCSE
17 110 (21.61%) Microsoft Office
18 109 (21.41%) Windows Server 2008
19 105 (20.63%) DNS
20 104 (20.43%) Windows 10
21 96 (18.86%) VMware Infrastructure
22 89 (17.49%) Exchange Server 2010
22 89 (17.49%) SharePoint
23 79 (15.52%) SAN
24 78 (15.32%) DHCP
25 67 (13.16%) Citrix
26 66 (12.97%) MCP
27 65 (12.77%) MCSA

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
1 134 (26.33%) MS Exchange
2 89 (17.49%) Exchange Server 2010
2 89 (17.49%) SharePoint
3 43 (8.45%) Skype for Business
4 37 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 32 (6.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 30 (5.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (2.36%) IBM Notes
8 11 (2.16%) IIS
9 9 (1.77%) SAS
9 9 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.20%) Apache
12 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.20%) CMS
12 1 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 110 (21.61%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.79%) SAP Business One
2 3 (0.59%) Epicor Tropos
2 3 (0.59%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 116 (22.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (6.68%) Mimecast
3 32 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.14%) IaaS
5 14 (2.75%) OneDrive
6 13 (2.55%) SaaS
7 11 (2.16%) PaaS
8 7 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.39%) CodePlex
10 2 (0.39%) G Suite
11 1 (0.20%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 124 (24.36%) Firewall
2 113 (22.20%) LAN
2 113 (22.20%) TCP/IP
2 113 (22.20%) WAN
3 105 (20.63%) DNS
4 79 (15.52%) SAN
5 78 (15.32%) DHCP
6 49 (9.63%) VLAN
7 48 (9.43%) Skype
8 44 (8.64%) VoIP
9 42 (8.25%) VPN
10 20 (3.93%) MPLS
11 19 (3.73%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (2.36%) Network Security
13 11 (2.16%) Internet
14 9 (1.77%) BGP
14 9 (1.77%) DMZ
14 9 (1.77%) EIGRP
14 9 (1.77%) OSPF
14 9 (1.77%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.98%) Power BI
4 4 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (0.79%) MS Access
4 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.39%) MySQL
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.20%) Big Data
7 1 (0.20%) IDOL
7 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.59%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.39%) JIRA
3 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.20%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (8.25%) Finance
2 21 (4.13%) Retail
3 18 (3.54%) Advertising
4 13 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.96%) Legal
7 7 (1.38%) Marketing
8 6 (1.18%) Law
9 4 (0.79%) Billing
10 3 (0.59%) Back Office
10 3 (0.59%) Front Office
10 3 (0.59%) Games
10 3 (0.59%) Publishing
11 2 (0.39%) Banking
11 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.39%) Retail Finance
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 168 (33.01%) Support Engineer
2 73 (14.34%) IT Support
3 72 (14.15%) 2nd Line Support
4 65 (12.77%) IT Engineer
5 60 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 57 (11.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 57 (11.20%) Analyst
7 53 (10.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 53 (10.41%) 3rd Line Support
8 46 (9.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 43 (8.45%) IT Support Engineer
10 40 (7.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 39 (7.66%) Windows Engineer
12 31 (6.09%) 1st Line Support
12 31 (6.09%) Technical Support
13 30 (5.89%) Support Analyst
14 26 (5.11%) Service Desk Engineer
15 25 (4.91%) Windows Support Engineer
16 24 (4.72%) 1st Line Engineer
16 24 (4.72%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.91%) Web Services
2 11 (2.16%) .NET
3 7 (1.38%) CSS
3 7 (1.38%) HTML
4 5 (0.98%) jQuery
5 4 (0.79%) CSS3
5 4 (0.79%) HTML5
6 3 (0.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.39%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.39%) FreeSWITCH
7 2 (0.39%) XML
8 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Core
8 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.20%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.20%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.63%) Driving Licence
2 15 (2.95%) Data Centre
3 11 (2.16%) iPad
3 11 (2.16%) Private Cloud
3 11 (2.16%) Replication
4 10 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.18%) Public Cloud
7 5 (0.98%) Clustering
7 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.98%) iPhone
8 4 (0.79%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (0.79%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.59%) FMCG
9 3 (0.59%) User Experience
9 3 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.39%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 387 (76.03%) Windows
2 211 (41.45%) Windows Server
3 172 (33.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 119 (23.38%) Windows 7
5 109 (21.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 104 (20.43%) Windows 10
7 26 (5.11%) Windows 8
8 25 (4.91%) Linux
9 12 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.96%) Android
10 10 (1.96%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.18%) Unix
12 5 (0.98%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.79%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.79%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.59%) AIX
15 2 (0.39%) CentOS
15 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (31.83%) ITIL
2 40 (7.86%) Mentoring
3 31 (6.09%) Service Management
4 30 (5.89%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (4.32%) IT Strategy
7 21 (4.13%) Migration
8 20 (3.93%) DevOps
9 18 (3.54%) Time Management
10 17 (3.34%) Information Security
11 14 (2.75%) High Availability
11 14 (2.75%) Incident Management
11 14 (2.75%) Load Balancing
11 14 (2.75%) Service Delivery
12 12 (2.36%) ERP
12 12 (2.36%) Project Management
13 11 (2.16%) Break/Fix
13 11 (2.16%) TOGAF
14 10 (1.96%) Enterprise Architecture
15 9 (1.77%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 51 (10.02%) PowerShell
2 44 (8.64%) SQL
3 7 (1.38%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.18%) C#
5 4 (0.79%) Java
5 4 (0.79%) VB
5 4 (0.79%) VBScript
6 2 (0.39%) Python
6 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.20%) C
7 1 (0.20%) C++
7 1 (0.20%) PHP
7 1 (0.20%) Ruby
7 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 139 (27.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (21.81%) MCSE
3 66 (12.97%) MCP
4 65 (12.77%) MCSA
5 24 (4.72%) CCNA
5 24 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
7 21 (4.13%) Degree
8 19 (3.73%) MCITP
9 18 (3.54%) Master's Degree
10 10 (1.96%) Security Cleared
11 8 (1.57%) Network+ Certification
12 7 (1.38%) A+ Certification
12 7 (1.38%) SC Cleared
13 4 (0.79%) CCNP
13 4 (0.79%) CISM
13 4 (0.79%) CISSP
13 4 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.59%) CISA
15 2 (0.39%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (9.63%) SLA
2 14 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.36%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.79%) GDPR
4 4 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 322 (63.26%) Active Directory
2 176 (34.58%) Hyper-V
3 96 (18.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (5.30%) Terminal Services
4 27 (5.30%) vSphere
5 26 (5.11%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.38%) XenApp
8 3 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.59%) XenServer
9 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.20%) Kamailio
10 1 (0.20%) OpenSIPS
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (10.81%) SCCM
2 10 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (0.98%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.79%) Puppet
5 4 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.59%) SCOM
7 2 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.39%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.39%) TeamSite
7 2 (0.39%) WSUS
7 2 (0.39%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.20%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.20%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 294 (57.76%) Microsoft
2 212 (41.65%) VMware
3 171 (33.60%) Cisco
4 67 (13.16%) Citrix
5 49 (9.63%) Veeam
6 32 (6.29%) Dell
7 26 (5.11%) EqualLogic
8 22 (4.32%) Apple
9 17 (3.34%) HP
10 16 (3.14%) Google
11 14 (2.75%) Symantec
12 12 (2.36%) Lotus
13 10 (1.96%) Juniper
14 8 (1.57%) Sage
15 7 (1.38%) SAP
16 6 (1.18%) McAfee
16 6 (1.18%) Nintex
17 5 (0.98%) Forcepoint
17 5 (0.98%) Red Hat
18 4 (0.79%) NetApp