Period
to 11 November 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 11 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > North West
6 months to
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 60 79
Rank change year-on-year +23 +19 +84
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 641 523 515
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.44% 4.53% 3.91%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.77% 19.42% 20.82%
Number of salaries quoted 548 452 470
North West median annual salary £36,000 £32,500 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.77% +10.17% -9.23%
10th Percentile £21,175 £20,500 £19,950
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,375 £52,275
England median annual salary £38,413 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -3.97% +2.56% +4.00%

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 2,944 2,693 2,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.58% 23.32% 18.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2,406 2,230 2,088
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +1.96%

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 11 November 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 11 November 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 +25 375 £37,500 +7.14% 136
Cheshire +13 138 £31,500 +5.00% 57
Merseyside +14 77 £37,500 +25.00% 30
Lancashire +14 37 £33,000 +10.00% 30
Cumbria -4 11 £26,500 -0.93% 4
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 11 November 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.

1 426 (66.46%) Windows
2 374 (58.35%) Active Directory
3 367 (57.25%) Microsoft
4 294 (45.87%) Azure
5 241 (37.60%) VMware
6 215 (33.54%) Windows Server
7 167 (26.05%) Windows 10
8 153 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
9 152 (23.71%) DNS
10 147 (22.93%) ITIL
11 135 (21.06%) Cisco
12 132 (20.59%) Firewall
13 131 (20.44%) Microsoft Office
14 117 (18.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 108 (16.85%) LAN
16 106 (16.54%) DHCP
16 106 (16.54%) MS Exchange
17 99 (15.44%) WAN
18 96 (14.98%) Microsoft Certification
19 93 (14.51%) SharePoint
19 93 (14.51%) SCCM
20 90 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
21 88 (13.73%) Hyper-V
22 85 (13.26%) PowerShell
23 80 (12.48%) Citrix
24 77 (12.01%) AWS
25 73 (11.39%) Skype
26 69 (10.76%) Windows 7
26 69 (10.76%) TCP/IP
26 69 (10.76%) Linux

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
1 106 (16.54%) MS Exchange
2 93 (14.51%) SharePoint
3 63 (9.83%) Skype for Business
4 30 (4.68%) IIS
5 18 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.62%) Apache
10 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.31%) CMS
11 2 (0.31%) WordPress
12 1 (0.16%) Drupal
Applications
1 131 (20.44%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.16%) HipChat
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) Odoo
2 3 (0.47%) SAP CRM
2 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 294 (45.87%) Azure
2 77 (12.01%) AWS
3 61 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (2.65%) Power Platform
5 16 (2.50%) GCP
5 16 (2.50%) IaaS
5 16 (2.50%) PaaS
6 14 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (2.18%) Mimecast
7 10 (1.56%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.09%) Yammer
9 3 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.31%) SaaS
10 2 (0.31%) ShareGate
11 1 (0.16%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.16%) G Suite
11 1 (0.16%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 152 (23.71%) DNS
2 132 (20.59%) Firewall
3 108 (16.85%) LAN
4 106 (16.54%) DHCP
5 99 (15.44%) WAN
6 73 (11.39%) Skype
7 69 (10.76%) TCP/IP
8 59 (9.20%) SAN
9 50 (7.80%) VPN
10 44 (6.86%) VoIP
11 36 (5.62%) VLAN
12 34 (5.30%) Intranet
13 23 (3.59%) Wireless
14 22 (3.43%) Internet
15 19 (2.96%) Network Security
15 19 (2.96%) Unified Communications
15 19 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (2.65%) NAS
17 14 (2.18%) IP Telephony
18 13 (2.03%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.65%) Power BI
3 7 (1.09%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.47%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.16%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.16%) DTS
7 1 (0.16%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.16%) MS Access
7 1 (0.16%) MySQL
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.09%) JIRA
2 3 (0.47%) MSI
3 2 (0.31%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.16%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 44 (6.86%) Public Sector
2 29 (4.52%) Legal
3 20 (3.12%) Finance
3 20 (3.12%) Law
4 16 (2.50%) Retail
5 12 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.87%) Publishing
5 12 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.40%) Fire and Rescue
6 9 (1.40%) Marketing
6 9 (1.40%) Police
7 6 (0.94%) Housing Association
8 5 (0.78%) Automotive
8 5 (0.78%) Banking
9 3 (0.47%) Local Government
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) French Language
10 1 (0.16%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 92 (14.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 92 (14.35%) Support Engineer
2 87 (13.57%) Analyst
3 62 (9.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 50 (7.80%) IT Support
5 45 (7.02%) IT Engineer
6 41 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
7 39 (6.08%) Systems Engineer
8 38 (5.93%) Service Analyst
8 38 (5.93%) Service Desk Analyst
9 34 (5.30%) Support Analyst
10 31 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
11 30 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 24 (3.74%) IT Manager
13 23 (3.59%) Administrator
14 22 (3.43%) Consultant
15 21 (3.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 21 (3.28%) Office 365 Engineer
16 20 (3.12%) IT Support Engineer
17 19 (2.96%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.34%) .NET
2 10 (1.56%) Web Services
3 7 (1.09%) ASP.NET
4 6 (0.94%) LDAP
5 5 (0.78%) SailPoint
6 4 (0.62%) .NET Core
6 4 (0.62%) ASP.NET Core
7 3 (0.47%) JSON
7 3 (0.47%) MAPI
8 2 (0.31%) CSS
8 2 (0.31%) HTML
8 2 (0.31%) HTML5
8 2 (0.31%) jQuery
8 2 (0.31%) SAML
8 2 (0.31%) XML
9 1 (0.16%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.16%) COM
9 1 (0.16%) J2EE
9 1 (0.16%) Velocity
9 1 (0.16%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.20%) Data Centre
2 33 (5.15%) Management Information System
3 31 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (4.68%) Driving Licence
5 28 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (3.28%) Xbox
7 14 (2.18%) User Experience
8 13 (2.03%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.87%) Data Protection Act
9 12 (1.87%) Replication
9 12 (1.87%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.72%) PlayStation
11 10 (1.56%) e-Learning
12 9 (1.40%) iPad
13 8 (1.25%) NHS
13 8 (1.25%) Smartphone
14 7 (1.09%) Fat Client
14 7 (1.09%) Thin Client
15 6 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
15 6 (0.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 426 (66.46%) Windows
2 215 (33.54%) Windows Server
3 167 (26.05%) Windows 10
4 69 (10.76%) Linux
4 69 (10.76%) Windows 7
5 62 (9.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (3.43%) Windows 8
9 16 (2.50%) Mac OS X
10 14 (2.18%) Ubuntu
11 12 (1.87%) Mac OS
12 11 (1.72%) Android
12 11 (1.72%) CentOS
13 10 (1.56%) Windows XP
14 9 (1.40%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.94%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.78%) Unix
17 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (22.93%) ITIL
2 117 (18.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 90 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
5 63 (9.83%) Mentoring
6 62 (9.67%) Coaching
7 52 (8.11%) Migration
8 47 (7.33%) Project Delivery
9 42 (6.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 42 (6.55%) Project Management
9 42 (6.55%) Service Delivery
10 41 (6.40%) Problem Management
11 40 (6.24%) Disaster Recovery
12 39 (6.08%) Service Management
13 37 (5.77%) Incident Management
14 31 (4.84%) Change Management
15 28 (4.37%) DevOps
16 26 (4.06%) Data Protection
17 25 (3.90%) Line Management
18 24 (3.74%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (13.26%) PowerShell
2 67 (10.45%) SQL
3 14 (2.18%) Bash Shell
3 14 (2.18%) Python
4 3 (0.47%) PHP
5 2 (0.31%) C
5 2 (0.31%) VBScript
6 1 (0.16%) C#
6 1 (0.16%) Java
6 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 96 (14.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (7.64%) Degree
3 46 (7.18%) MCSA
4 29 (4.52%) MCSE
5 24 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (2.81%) CCNA
7 18 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.87%) MCP
8 12 (1.87%) VCP6
9 11 (1.72%) APMP
9 11 (1.72%) DBS Check
9 11 (1.72%) RHCA
10 7 (1.09%) MCITP
10 7 (1.09%) Security Cleared
10 7 (1.09%) VCAP
11 6 (0.94%) CCNP
12 4 (0.62%) CISSP
12 4 (0.62%) MCTS
12 4 (0.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (9.67%) SLA
2 13 (2.03%) GDPR
3 12 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.87%) QA
4 9 (1.40%) PMO
5 3 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.47%) ISO 31000
5 3 (0.47%) NIST
5 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 374 (58.35%) Active Directory
2 153 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (13.73%) Hyper-V
4 39 (6.08%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (3.28%) vSphere
6 16 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 14 (2.18%) XenApp
8 12 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (1.72%) pfSense
9 11 (1.72%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.56%) Terminal Services
10 10 (1.56%) VMware NSX
11 9 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.62%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.47%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 3 (0.47%) vCloud
15 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
16 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 93 (14.51%) SCCM
2 44 (6.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 29 (4.52%) SCOM
4 19 (2.96%) WSUS
5 11 (1.72%) Ansible
6 9 (1.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (0.94%) CASB
8 5 (0.78%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.62%) Sysprep
10 3 (0.47%) PaperCut
10 3 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.47%) vRealize
11 2 (0.31%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.31%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.31%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 367 (57.25%) Microsoft
2 241 (37.60%) VMware
3 135 (21.06%) Cisco
4 80 (12.48%) Citrix
5 49 (7.64%) NetApp
6 41 (6.40%) Veeam
7 33 (5.15%) Apple
8 32 (4.99%) HP
9 24 (3.74%) Dell
10 19 (2.96%) Red Hat
11 16 (2.50%) Meraki
12 14 (2.18%) SolarWinds
12 14 (2.18%) WatchGuard
13 13 (2.03%) Avaya
14 12 (1.87%) Palo Alto
15 11 (1.72%) Aruba
15 11 (1.72%) CommVault
15 11 (1.72%) iManage
15 11 (1.72%) Oracle
16 10 (1.56%) Google