Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 145 175
Rank change year-on-year +71 +30 +73
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 528 274 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.16% 2.23% 1.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.81% 17.87% 18.19%
Number of salaries quoted 459 233 180
North West median annual salary £31,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -14.29% -33.33%
10th Percentile £20,700 £19,550 £20,250
90th Percentile £56,500 £53,750 £50,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -16.67%

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 2,421 1,533 1,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.07% 12.46% 8.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2,052 1,303 885
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £64,950 £59,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +114 323 £32,500 - 60
Cheshire -13 141 £31,000 +26.53% 21
Merseyside -9 34 £35,000 -26.32% 2
Lancashire +31 25 £28,000 -37.78% 7
Cumbria -8 4 £25,125 -11.84%
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 406 (76.89%) Windows
2 333 (63.07%) Microsoft
3 315 (59.66%) Active Directory
4 230 (43.56%) VMware
5 221 (41.86%) Windows Server
6 187 (35.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 169 (32.01%) Hyper-V
8 164 (31.06%) ITIL
9 159 (30.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 148 (28.03%) MS Exchange
11 145 (27.46%) Cisco
12 140 (26.52%) Microsoft Azure
13 132 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 132 (25.00%) Firewall
14 123 (23.30%) VMware Infrastructure
15 120 (22.73%) DNS
16 119 (22.54%) WAN
17 118 (22.35%) MCSE
18 115 (21.78%) Microsoft Office
19 113 (21.40%) LAN
19 113 (21.40%) TCP/IP
20 104 (19.70%) Windows 7
21 102 (19.32%) Windows 10
22 100 (18.94%) Exchange Server 2010
23 94 (17.80%) SCCM
24 92 (17.42%) SharePoint
25 83 (15.72%) DHCP
26 80 (15.15%) Citrix
27 68 (12.88%) MCSA
28 66 (12.50%) 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
1 148 (28.03%) MS Exchange
2 100 (18.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 92 (17.42%) SharePoint
4 45 (8.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 40 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 40 (7.58%) Skype for Business
6 25 (4.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (3.60%) IIS
8 8 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.14%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.14%) SAS
10 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.57%) CMS
11 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.19%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 115 (21.78%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.57%) Carpe Diem
2 3 (0.57%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.57%) Pegasus Opera
2 3 (0.57%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.38%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) Epicor Tropos
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 140 (26.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (7.20%) IaaS
3 34 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (5.87%) SaaS
5 27 (5.11%) PaaS
6 19 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (3.60%) OneDrive
7 9 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (1.70%) Mimecast
8 7 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.14%) G Suite
9 6 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.95%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.19%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.19%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.19%) Serverless
11 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 132 (25.00%) Firewall
2 120 (22.73%) DNS
3 119 (22.54%) WAN
4 113 (21.40%) LAN
4 113 (21.40%) TCP/IP
5 83 (15.72%) DHCP
6 56 (10.61%) SAN
7 45 (8.52%) VPN
8 42 (7.95%) Skype
9 37 (7.01%) VoIP
10 26 (4.92%) Wi-Fi
11 23 (4.36%) VLAN
12 19 (3.60%) MPLS
13 14 (2.65%) Internet
14 13 (2.46%) Network Security
14 13 (2.46%) Wireless
15 12 (2.27%) WLAN
16 11 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
17 7 (1.33%) Broadband
18 6 (1.14%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.33%) Power BI
4 5 (0.95%) MySQL
5 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) Big Data
8 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (1.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.38%) JIRA
2 2 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.19%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (6.44%) Finance
2 26 (4.92%) Retail
3 13 (2.46%) Games
3 13 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.89%) Advertising
4 10 (1.89%) Legal
5 7 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.33%) Publishing
6 6 (1.14%) Law
7 5 (0.95%) Marketing
8 4 (0.76%) Banking
9 3 (0.57%) Back Office
9 3 (0.57%) Billing
9 3 (0.57%) Front Office
10 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Local Government
10 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Retail Finance
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 141 (26.70%) Support Engineer
2 76 (14.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 73 (13.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 64 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 62 (11.74%) IT Support
6 60 (11.36%) Analyst
7 53 (10.04%) 3rd Line Support
8 47 (8.90%) IT Engineer
9 43 (8.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 42 (7.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 36 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
12 35 (6.63%) Support Analyst
13 32 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 31 (5.87%) IT Support Engineer
15 26 (4.92%) 1st Line Support
16 25 (4.73%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 23 (4.36%) Desktop Support
17 23 (4.36%) Service Analyst
18 22 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
19 21 (3.98%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.44%) Web Services
2 25 (4.73%) .NET
3 14 (2.65%) HTML
4 11 (2.08%) CSS
5 9 (1.70%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.33%) HTML5
7 6 (1.14%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.14%) jQuery
8 5 (0.95%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.95%) CSS3
9 4 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.57%) REST
10 3 (0.57%) XML
11 2 (0.38%) JSON
11 2 (0.38%) MAPI
11 2 (0.38%) Servlets
12 1 (0.19%) FreeSWITCH
12 1 (0.19%) GWT
12 1 (0.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.39%) Driving Licence
2 30 (5.68%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (3.03%) Replication
5 14 (2.65%) Private Cloud
6 12 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.08%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.52%) User Experience
9 7 (1.33%) Clustering
10 6 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.76%) iPhone
13 3 (0.57%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.57%) iPad
13 3 (0.57%) Management Information System
14 2 (0.38%) Blackberry
14 2 (0.38%) Internet of Things
14 2 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 406 (76.89%) Windows
2 221 (41.86%) Windows Server
3 187 (35.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 132 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 104 (19.70%) Windows 7
6 102 (19.32%) Windows 10
7 25 (4.73%) Linux
8 20 (3.79%) Windows 8
9 18 (3.41%) Mac OS X
10 15 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.70%) Android
12 5 (0.95%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.95%) Unix
13 3 (0.57%) SUSE
14 2 (0.38%) CentOS
14 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.19%) AIX
15 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (31.06%) ITIL
2 49 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (7.20%) DevOps
4 36 (6.82%) Mentoring
4 36 (6.82%) Service Management
5 31 (5.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (4.55%) Migration
7 23 (4.36%) Break/Fix
8 20 (3.79%) E-Commerce
9 19 (3.60%) Coaching
9 19 (3.60%) Information Security
10 18 (3.41%) CRM
10 18 (3.41%) IT Strategy
10 18 (3.41%) Scrum
11 17 (3.22%) ITIL V3
12 16 (3.03%) Service Delivery
13 15 (2.84%) Mobile Device Management
14 14 (2.65%) Enterprise Architecture
15 13 (2.46%) Cybersecurity
15 13 (2.46%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 66 (12.50%) SQL
2 45 (8.52%) PowerShell
3 23 (4.36%) JavaScript
4 17 (3.22%) C#
5 5 (0.95%) Java
6 2 (0.38%) VB
6 2 (0.38%) VBScript
7 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.19%) Python
Qualifications
1 159 (30.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (22.35%) MCSE
3 68 (12.88%) MCSA
4 66 (12.50%) MCP
5 30 (5.68%) Degree
6 26 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (4.73%) CCNA
7 25 (4.73%) MCITP
8 22 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.70%) Security Cleared
10 7 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.14%) HNC
12 5 (0.95%) A+ Certification
12 5 (0.95%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (0.76%) CCNP
13 4 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.76%) MCTS
14 3 (0.57%) CISA
14 3 (0.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (9.47%) SLA
2 19 (3.60%) PCI DSS
3 13 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.89%) GDPR
5 7 (1.33%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.38%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) GCP
System Software
1 315 (59.66%) Active Directory
2 169 (32.01%) Hyper-V
3 123 (23.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (5.68%) vSphere
5 25 (4.73%) Terminal Services
6 11 (2.08%) XenApp
7 7 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.33%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.38%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.38%) Xen
9 2 (0.38%) XenServer
10 1 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.19%) Docker
10 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.19%) OpenSIPS
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 94 (17.80%) SCCM
2 15 (2.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (1.33%) Puppet
3 7 (1.33%) SCOM
4 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (0.95%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.76%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.76%) WSUS
7 3 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.38%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.38%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.38%) TeamSite
8 2 (0.38%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.19%) SCSM
9 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 333 (63.07%) Microsoft
2 230 (43.56%) VMware
3 145 (27.46%) Cisco
4 80 (15.15%) Citrix
5 43 (8.14%) Veeam
6 23 (4.36%) Google
7 20 (3.79%) Apple
8 18 (3.41%) Dell
9 16 (3.03%) HP
10 11 (2.08%) Symantec
11 10 (1.89%) EqualLogic
12 9 (1.70%) McAfee
13 8 (1.52%) Sage
14 7 (1.33%) Forcepoint
14 7 (1.33%) Juniper
15 6 (1.14%) Lotus
16 5 (0.95%) Red Hat
16 5 (0.95%) Ruckus Wireless
17 4 (0.76%) Capita
17 4 (0.76%) Dell Compellent