Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 76 124
Rank change year-on-year +36 +48 +42
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 628 475 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.98% 3.82% 2.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.64% 16.54% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 536 390 310
North West median annual salary £35,000 £31,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -11.95%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £55,386
England median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% -4.40%

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 2,902 2,872 2,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.65% 23.07% 15.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,223 2,434 1,785
North West median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £24,100
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 July 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 18 July 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 +48 368 £37,131 +14.25% 117
Cheshire +30 152 £32,500 - 45
Lancashire -5 49 £27,500 -1.79% 22
Merseyside -4 47 £49,000 +36.11% 19
Cumbria +12 12 £24,514 -8.36% 2
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 412 (65.61%) Windows
1 412 (65.61%) Active Directory
2 373 (59.39%) Microsoft
3 250 (39.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 231 (36.78%) Windows Server
5 215 (34.24%) VMware
6 193 (30.73%) DNS
7 181 (28.82%) ITIL
8 164 (26.11%) Windows 10
9 145 (23.09%) Cisco
10 138 (21.97%) Microsoft Office
11 137 (21.82%) DHCP
12 136 (21.66%) MS Exchange
13 133 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 112 (17.83%) Microsoft Certification
15 107 (17.04%) Firewall
16 102 (16.24%) Hyper-V
17 101 (16.08%) SharePoint
18 94 (14.97%) TCP/IP
19 92 (14.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 90 (14.33%) LAN
21 89 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
22 88 (14.01%) WAN
23 85 (13.54%) PowerShell
24 82 (13.06%) Windows 7
25 81 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
26 79 (12.58%) SCCM
27 74 (11.78%) Citrix
27 74 (11.78%) Skype
28 72 (11.46%) VPN

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
1 136 (21.66%) MS Exchange
2 101 (16.08%) SharePoint
3 67 (10.67%) Skype for Business
4 37 (5.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (3.98%) IIS
7 14 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.64%) Apache
9 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 138 (21.97%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.48%) Figma
4 3 (0.48%) InVision
4 3 (0.48%) Marvel
4 3 (0.48%) Sketch
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.43%) Odoo
2 5 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.16%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 250 (39.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (6.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (2.87%) IaaS
5 14 (2.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (2.07%) Power Platform
7 11 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.75%) G Suite
8 10 (1.59%) Mimecast
9 8 (1.27%) PaaS
10 7 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.11%) SaaS
10 7 (1.11%) Yammer
11 5 (0.80%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.64%) ShareGate
13 3 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.32%) PowerApps
15 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.16%) Dropbox
15 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 193 (30.73%) DNS
2 137 (21.82%) DHCP
3 107 (17.04%) Firewall
4 94 (14.97%) TCP/IP
5 90 (14.33%) LAN
6 88 (14.01%) WAN
7 74 (11.78%) Skype
8 72 (11.46%) VPN
9 47 (7.48%) VLAN
10 43 (6.85%) SAN
11 40 (6.37%) VoIP
12 38 (6.05%) Wireless
13 35 (5.57%) Internet
13 35 (5.57%) Intranet
14 22 (3.50%) Network Security
15 18 (2.87%) MPLS
16 17 (2.71%) NAS
16 17 (2.71%) SMTP
17 14 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
18 13 (2.07%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.07%) Power BI
3 12 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.48%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.32%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.32%) MySQL
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.16%) MS Access
9 1 (0.16%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (1.27%) JIRA
2 5 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.48%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (6.69%) Finance
2 25 (3.98%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.03%) Legal
4 17 (2.71%) Law
5 16 (2.55%) Retail
6 13 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.75%) Banking
8 10 (1.59%) Marketing
9 4 (0.64%) Advertising
10 3 (0.48%) Electronics
11 2 (0.32%) Games
11 2 (0.32%) Publishing
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (14.33%) Support Engineer
2 73 (11.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 71 (11.31%) Analyst
4 67 (10.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 65 (10.35%) IT Support
6 63 (10.03%) IT Engineer
7 50 (7.96%) 3rd Line Support
8 35 (5.57%) IT Support Engineer
8 35 (5.57%) Support Analyst
9 32 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 32 (5.10%) Desktop Support
10 30 (4.78%) Service Desk Engineer
10 30 (4.78%) Systems Engineer
11 29 (4.62%) Network Engineer
11 29 (4.62%) Network Support
12 28 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
13 27 (4.30%) Support Technician
14 25 (3.98%) Consultant
15 23 (3.66%) Administrator
15 23 (3.66%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.07%) HTML
2 11 (1.75%) Web Services
3 8 (1.27%) .NET
3 8 (1.27%) CSS
4 7 (1.11%) XML
5 6 (0.96%) jQuery
6 5 (0.80%) HTML5
7 4 (0.64%) Apache Flex
7 4 (0.64%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.48%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.48%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.48%) JSON
8 3 (0.48%) LDAP
8 3 (0.48%) MAPI
9 2 (0.32%) Ajax
10 1 (0.16%) Middleware
10 1 (0.16%) SAP Basis
10 1 (0.16%) Velocity
10 1 (0.16%) WCF
10 1 (0.16%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 48 (7.64%) Driving Licence
3 44 (7.01%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.50%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.87%) User Experience
7 16 (2.55%) Smartphone
8 14 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (2.23%) Replication
9 12 (1.91%) iPad
10 11 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
10 11 (1.75%) Fat Client
10 11 (1.75%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.75%) Thin Client
10 11 (1.75%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.75%) Xbox
11 10 (1.59%) iPhone
12 8 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (1.11%) Blackberry
13 7 (1.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 412 (65.61%) Windows
2 231 (36.78%) Windows Server
3 164 (26.11%) Windows 10
4 89 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 82 (13.06%) Windows 7
6 58 (9.24%) Linux
7 56 (8.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (5.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (3.50%) Mac OS X
10 16 (2.55%) Ubuntu
11 15 (2.39%) Android
11 15 (2.39%) CentOS
11 15 (2.39%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.43%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.96%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.80%) Unix
15 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.48%) VMS
15 3 (0.48%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (28.82%) ITIL
2 92 (14.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 81 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (9.71%) Mentoring
6 55 (8.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 54 (8.60%) Coaching
8 48 (7.64%) Migration
8 48 (7.64%) Service Delivery
9 45 (7.17%) Service Management
10 40 (6.37%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 38 (6.05%) Project Management
12 35 (5.57%) Line Management
13 32 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (5.10%) Incident Management
14 29 (4.62%) Data Protection
15 26 (4.14%) Problem Management
16 23 (3.66%) Change Control
16 23 (3.66%) ITIL V3
17 22 (3.50%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 85 (13.54%) PowerShell
2 49 (7.80%) SQL
3 22 (3.50%) Python
4 12 (1.91%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.27%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.80%) C#
7 3 (0.48%) C
7 3 (0.48%) PHP
8 2 (0.32%) VBScript
9 1 (0.16%) VB
9 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 112 (17.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (10.67%) Degree
3 62 (9.87%) MCSA
4 43 (6.85%) MCSE
5 33 (5.25%) ITIL Certification
6 32 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (4.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 28 (4.46%) CCNA
8 28 (4.46%) MCP
9 19 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 13 (2.07%) DBS Check
11 12 (1.91%) RHCA
12 11 (1.75%) APMP
12 11 (1.75%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 11 (1.75%) SSCP
13 10 (1.59%) Security Cleared
14 9 (1.43%) CCNP
15 8 (1.27%) MCITP
16 7 (1.11%) VCAP
17 6 (0.96%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (9.55%) SLA
2 17 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.91%) QA
4 7 (1.11%) PMO
5 5 (0.80%) GDPR
6 3 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 412 (65.61%) Active Directory
2 133 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (16.24%) Hyper-V
4 41 (6.53%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (5.10%) vSphere
6 15 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
7 14 (2.23%) XenApp
8 12 (1.91%) pfSense
8 12 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.75%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (1.27%) XenDesktop
12 7 (1.11%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.96%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 3 (0.48%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
17 2 (0.32%) vCloud
18 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 79 (12.58%) SCCM
2 33 (5.25%) WSUS
3 31 (4.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 20 (3.18%) SCOM
5 12 (1.91%) Ansible
6 8 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (0.80%) CASB
8 5 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.48%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.16%) Nagios
12 1 (0.16%) Puppet
12 1 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 373 (59.39%) Microsoft
2 215 (34.24%) VMware
3 145 (23.09%) Cisco
4 74 (11.78%) Citrix
5 41 (6.53%) HP
6 29 (4.62%) NetApp
7 25 (3.98%) Apple
8 22 (3.50%) Meraki
9 20 (3.18%) Dell
9 20 (3.18%) Veeam
9 20 (3.18%) WatchGuard
10 19 (3.03%) Avaya
11 17 (2.71%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.91%) Aruba
12 12 (1.91%) CommVault
12 12 (1.91%) SolarWinds
13 11 (1.75%) Sophos
14 10 (1.59%) CyberArk
14 10 (1.59%) Symantec
15 8 (1.27%) Ivanti