Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 77 161
Rank change year-on-year +17 +84 +56
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 533 512 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.56% 3.90% 1.95%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.40% 21.97% 17.00%
Number of salaries quoted 462 467 213
North West median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% -4.41%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,300 £20,100
90th Percentile £58,750 £53,000 £53,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,850 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.38% +6.27% -1.32%

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 2,613 2,330 1,418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.34% 17.75% 11.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,156 1,959 1,214
North West median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.59% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,820
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.31% +3.64%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +9 318 £35,000 +16.67% 65
Cheshire +22 146 £30,000 +11.11% 26
Merseyside +35 50 £30,000 +5.26% 13
Lancashire -6 11 £30,000 -7.69% 5
Cumbria +6 6 £26,750 +7.00%
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 356 (66.79%) Windows
2 312 (58.54%) Microsoft
3 301 (56.47%) Active Directory
4 206 (38.65%) VMware
5 183 (34.33%) Windows Server
6 141 (26.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 136 (25.52%) ITIL
8 121 (22.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 117 (21.95%) SharePoint
10 115 (21.58%) Cisco
11 113 (21.20%) MS Exchange
12 106 (19.89%) Windows 10
13 105 (19.70%) Hyper-V
14 97 (18.20%) TCP/IP
14 97 (18.20%) Citrix
15 96 (18.01%) VMware Infrastructure
16 94 (17.64%) DNS
17 93 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
18 86 (16.14%) Microsoft Certification
19 82 (15.38%) Firewall
20 79 (14.82%) Windows 7
21 77 (14.45%) Microsoft Office
22 76 (14.26%) DHCP
23 67 (12.57%) LAN
23 67 (12.57%) SQL
24 64 (12.01%) SQL Server
25 61 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
26 60 (11.26%) SCCM
27 59 (11.07%) WAN
28 58 (10.88%) 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
1 117 (21.95%) SharePoint
2 113 (21.20%) MS Exchange
3 43 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (7.13%) Skype for Business
5 26 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (4.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 17 (3.19%) IIS
8 15 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.31%) CMS
10 7 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (1.13%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.38%) Apache
12 2 (0.38%) JBoss
12 2 (0.38%) Moodle
12 2 (0.38%) nginx
13 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 77 (14.45%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (5.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.13%) Visualfiles
3 5 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.19%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.19%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.19%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.19%) Magento
5 1 (0.19%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.19%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.19%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.19%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 141 (26.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.13%) IaaS
4 11 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.75%) G Suite
6 2 (0.38%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.38%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.38%) PaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.19%) Force.com
7 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (18.20%) TCP/IP
2 94 (17.64%) DNS
3 82 (15.38%) Firewall
4 76 (14.26%) DHCP
5 67 (12.57%) LAN
6 59 (11.07%) WAN
7 54 (10.13%) SAN
8 44 (8.26%) Skype
9 43 (8.07%) VPN
10 37 (6.94%) Wireless
11 32 (6.00%) VoIP
12 24 (4.50%) Intranet
13 20 (3.75%) Network Security
14 16 (3.00%) Unified Communications
15 15 (2.81%) VLAN
16 13 (2.44%) Ethernet
16 13 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (2.06%) iSCSI
17 11 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (12.01%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.13%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.56%) MySQL
8 2 (0.38%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.19%) Big Data
9 1 (0.19%) MS Access
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (1.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.19%) JIRA
2 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 53 (9.94%) Finance
2 28 (5.25%) Manufacturing
3 24 (4.50%) Retail
4 19 (3.56%) Publishing
5 11 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.69%) Electronics
6 9 (1.69%) Local Government
7 8 (1.50%) Advertising
7 8 (1.50%) Back Office
8 7 (1.31%) Games
8 7 (1.31%) Legal
9 6 (1.13%) Marketing
10 5 (0.94%) Law
11 4 (0.75%) Automotive
12 2 (0.38%) Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 101 (18.95%) Analyst
2 95 (17.82%) IT Support
3 70 (13.13%) Support Engineer
4 54 (10.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 52 (9.76%) Support Analyst
6 51 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 48 (9.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 45 (8.44%) IT Analyst
9 40 (7.50%) IT Engineer
10 38 (7.13%) Service Analyst
11 37 (6.94%) 1st Line Support
12 35 (6.57%) 3rd Line Support
13 31 (5.82%) IT Manager
13 31 (5.82%) IT Technician
14 30 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
15 29 (5.44%) Architect
15 29 (5.44%) Support Technician
16 28 (5.25%) Desktop Support
17 27 (5.07%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 27 (5.07%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.94%) HTML
2 18 (3.38%) Web Services
3 13 (2.44%) 802.1X
4 11 (2.06%) CSS
5 10 (1.88%) .NET
5 10 (1.88%) XML
6 6 (1.13%) jQuery
7 4 (0.75%) COM
8 3 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.38%) HTML5
9 2 (0.38%) LAMP
9 2 (0.38%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.38%) Node.js
9 2 (0.38%) OAuth
9 2 (0.38%) SAML
10 1 (0.19%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.19%) Kendo UI
10 1 (0.19%) SailPoint
10 1 (0.19%) Sass
10 1 (0.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.25%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (2.81%) Driving Licence
4 13 (2.44%) Replication
5 12 (2.25%) Enterprise Storage
5 12 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.88%) Blackberry
6 10 (1.88%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.69%) NHS
8 8 (1.50%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.13%) Fintech
9 6 (1.13%) Life Science
9 6 (1.13%) Xbox
10 4 (0.75%) 3D Printing
10 4 (0.75%) EMC VNX
10 4 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.56%) Renewable Energy
11 3 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 356 (66.79%) Windows
2 183 (34.33%) Windows Server
3 121 (22.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 106 (19.89%) Windows 10
5 93 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (14.82%) Windows 7
7 36 (6.75%) Linux
8 21 (3.94%) Android
9 15 (2.81%) Apple iOS
10 14 (2.63%) Windows 8
11 12 (2.25%) Mac OS
12 9 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (1.50%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.56%) OS/400
14 3 (0.56%) SUSE
15 2 (0.38%) CentOS
15 2 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.19%) Unix
16 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (25.52%) ITIL
2 61 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
3 58 (10.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 43 (8.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 42 (7.88%) Project Management
5 42 (7.88%) Service Delivery
6 37 (6.94%) Service Management
7 32 (6.00%) CRM
7 32 (6.00%) Migration
8 28 (5.25%) Break/Fix
8 28 (5.25%) Presales
9 27 (5.07%) Change Management
9 27 (5.07%) Incident Management
10 24 (4.50%) ERP
11 23 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
11 23 (4.32%) Programme Management
11 23 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (4.32%) Time Management
12 22 (4.13%) Cybersecurity
13 21 (3.94%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 67 (12.57%) SQL
2 35 (6.57%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.25%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.31%) C#
5 4 (0.75%) C
6 3 (0.56%) Python
6 3 (0.56%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.38%) Perl
7 2 (0.38%) Ruby
7 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.19%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.19%) Java
8 1 (0.19%) PHP
8 1 (0.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 86 (16.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (9.76%) MCSE
3 28 (5.25%) Degree
4 22 (4.13%) MCP
5 19 (3.56%) ITIL Certification
5 19 (3.56%) MCSA
6 16 (3.00%) CCNA
6 16 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (2.06%) CCNP
9 10 (1.88%) Security Cleared
10 8 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (1.31%) A+ Certification
11 7 (1.31%) HNC
11 7 (1.31%) MCTS
12 5 (0.94%) VCP5
13 4 (0.75%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.75%) MCITP
13 4 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.69%) SLA
2 22 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.63%) GDPR
4 8 (1.50%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.13%) QA
6 4 (0.75%) PMO
7 3 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 301 (56.47%) Active Directory
2 105 (19.70%) Hyper-V
3 96 (18.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (6.00%) XenApp
5 26 (4.88%) vSphere
6 21 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (2.81%) Terminal Services
9 10 (1.88%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.94%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.56%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.56%) Docker
13 3 (0.56%) vCloud
13 3 (0.56%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.56%) Xen
14 2 (0.38%) NFS
14 2 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 60 (11.26%) SCCM
2 8 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (1.31%) SCVMM
3 7 (1.31%) WSUS
4 6 (1.13%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (1.13%) vCenter Server
5 5 (0.94%) Puppet
6 4 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.75%) SCOM
6 4 (0.75%) SCOrch
6 4 (0.75%) vRealize
7 3 (0.56%) DameWare
7 3 (0.56%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.56%) Nagios
8 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 312 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 206 (38.65%) VMware
3 115 (21.58%) Cisco
4 97 (18.20%) Citrix
5 37 (6.94%) Veeam
6 23 (4.32%) NetApp
7 19 (3.56%) HP
8 18 (3.38%) Dell
9 16 (3.00%) EMC
9 16 (3.00%) Nintex
10 13 (2.44%) Apple
10 13 (2.44%) SolarWinds
11 10 (1.88%) Dell Compellent
11 10 (1.88%) EqualLogic
11 10 (1.88%) Ruckus Wireless
12 9 (1.69%) Aruba
12 9 (1.69%) NETGEAR
13 8 (1.50%) Nimble Storage
14 7 (1.31%) SAP
15 6 (1.13%) Avaya