Period
to 30 May 2020

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 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > North West
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 51 85
Rank change year-on-year +15 +34 +61
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 353 522 454
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 5.66% 5.12% 3.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.91% 18.98% 16.42%
Number of salaries quoted 297 462 377
Median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +11.11% -14.86%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,410 £20,150
90th Percentile £59,250 £61,250 £53,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 2,087 2,750 2,765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.45% 26.98% 22.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,681 2,117 2,373
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Office 365 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Office 365 in the North West over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

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 30 May 2020. 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 +9 187 £40,000 +6.67% 24
Merseyside +26 64 £33,500 -19.28% 10
Cheshire -7 63 £40,500 +24.62% 19
Lancashire +28 24 £32,500 +16.07% 9
Cumbria -20 3 £30,000 +52.97% 1
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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.

1 227 (64.31%) Windows
2 190 (53.82%) Active Directory
3 186 (52.69%) Microsoft
4 146 (41.36%) Azure
5 116 (32.86%) ITIL
6 110 (31.16%) Windows Server
7 100 (28.33%) VMware
8 99 (28.05%) Windows 10
9 73 (20.68%) Microsoft Office
10 71 (20.11%) MS Exchange
11 66 (18.70%) WAN
12 63 (17.85%) VMware Infrastructure
13 62 (17.56%) LAN
13 62 (17.56%) SharePoint
14 60 (17.00%) Firewall
15 55 (15.58%) SLA
15 55 (15.58%) Cisco
15 55 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 51 (14.45%) PowerShell
17 49 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
18 47 (13.31%) SQL
18 47 (13.31%) SCCM
19 45 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
20 44 (12.46%) Hyper-V
21 43 (12.18%) Citrix
22 42 (11.90%) DNS
22 42 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
22 42 (11.90%) AWS
23 41 (11.61%) Linux
23 41 (11.61%) Windows Server 2016

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 71 (20.11%) MS Exchange
2 62 (17.56%) SharePoint
3 37 (10.48%) Skype for Business
4 21 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.70%) Confluence
5 6 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.70%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.57%) IIS
9 2 (0.57%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 73 (20.68%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.13%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 8 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 146 (41.36%) Azure
2 42 (11.90%) AWS
3 25 (7.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (3.68%) IaaS
5 11 (3.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (2.83%) Power Platform
7 9 (2.55%) OneDrive
7 9 (2.55%) SaaS
8 6 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.70%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.70%) GCP
8 6 (1.70%) GitHub
8 6 (1.70%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (1.70%) Slack
8 6 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (1.42%) Amazon ECS
9 5 (1.42%) AWS CodePipeline
9 5 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (18.70%) WAN
2 62 (17.56%) LAN
3 60 (17.00%) Firewall
4 42 (11.90%) DNS
5 40 (11.33%) Skype
6 31 (8.78%) DHCP
7 28 (7.93%) VPN
8 25 (7.08%) SAN
8 25 (7.08%) TCP/IP
9 20 (5.67%) Network Security
10 16 (4.53%) VoIP
11 15 (4.25%) Remote Desktop
12 14 (3.97%) Intranet
12 14 (3.97%) Unified Communications
13 13 (3.68%) Internet
13 13 (3.68%) VLAN
14 10 (2.83%) MPLS
14 10 (2.83%) Wireless
15 9 (2.55%) NetScaler
16 7 (1.98%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.12%) MySQL
2 11 (3.12%) NoSQL
3 10 (2.83%) Power BI
4 6 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.70%) Big Data
4 6 (1.70%) GIS
5 5 (1.42%) Amazon Aurora
5 5 (1.42%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.42%) Redis
6 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (3.68%) JIRA
2 10 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (1.42%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.28%) GitLab
5 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.28%) MSI
General
1 19 (5.38%) Law
2 18 (5.10%) Finance
3 15 (4.25%) Retail
4 12 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.12%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.27%) Legal
7 7 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.70%) Billing
8 6 (1.70%) Local Government
9 4 (1.13%) Marketing
9 4 (1.13%) Publishing
10 2 (0.57%) Fire and Rescue
10 2 (0.57%) Police
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 50 (14.16%) Analyst
2 47 (13.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 42 (11.90%) Support Engineer
4 35 (9.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 32 (9.07%) IT Engineer
6 30 (8.50%) IT Support
7 21 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support
8 20 (5.67%) Consultant
9 18 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 17 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
10 17 (4.82%) Service Desk Engineer
11 16 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support
11 16 (4.53%) IT Support Engineer
12 15 (4.25%) Office 365 Engineer
13 14 (3.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 14 (3.97%) IT Technician
13 14 (3.97%) Microsoft Engineer
13 14 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
14 13 (3.68%) 1st Line Support
14 13 (3.68%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.12%) Web Services
2 7 (1.98%) .NET
3 6 (1.70%) LDAP
4 4 (1.13%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.85%) CSS
5 3 (0.85%) HTML
6 2 (0.57%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.57%) SAML
7 1 (0.28%) COM
7 1 (0.28%) Middleware
7 1 (0.28%) OAuth
7 1 (0.28%) OpenID
7 1 (0.28%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.63%) Management Information System
2 29 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.80%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (5.38%) Driving Licence
5 15 (4.25%) User Experience
6 14 (3.97%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.98%) e-Learning
7 7 (1.98%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.98%) iPad
7 7 (1.98%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.98%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.70%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.70%) Life Science
8 6 (1.70%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.13%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.85%) Clustering
11 3 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 227 (64.31%) Windows
2 110 (31.16%) Windows Server
3 99 (28.05%) Windows 10
4 41 (11.61%) Linux
4 41 (11.61%) Windows Server 2016
5 40 (11.33%) Windows 7
6 37 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (9.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (4.82%) Windows 8
9 15 (4.25%) Apple iOS
10 14 (3.97%) Windows Server 2019
11 10 (2.83%) Android
11 10 (2.83%) Unix
12 5 (1.42%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.28%) SUSE
15 1 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (32.86%) ITIL
2 55 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 49 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (11.05%) Mentoring
6 31 (8.78%) Migration
7 26 (7.37%) Mobile Device Management
7 26 (7.37%) Service Management
8 25 (7.08%) Problem Management
9 24 (6.80%) Incident Management
10 21 (5.95%) Coaching
10 21 (5.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 21 (5.95%) Service Delivery
11 20 (5.67%) DevOps
11 20 (5.67%) Project Management
12 19 (5.38%) Time Management
13 17 (4.82%) Presales
14 16 (4.53%) Configuration Management
14 16 (4.53%) ITSM
14 16 (4.53%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 51 (14.45%) PowerShell
2 47 (13.31%) SQL
3 15 (4.25%) Python
4 7 (1.98%) C#
5 6 (1.70%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.70%) Java
5 6 (1.70%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.13%) C
6 4 (1.13%) VBScript
7 2 (0.57%) VB
8 1 (0.28%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 45 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (7.37%) MCSE
3 22 (6.23%) Degree
4 18 (5.10%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (3.97%) Security Cleared
6 13 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.40%) CCNA
7 12 (3.40%) MCSA
8 11 (3.12%) A+ Certification
9 10 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (2.55%) MCP
11 8 (2.27%) DBS Check
12 7 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (1.98%) SC Cleared
13 6 (1.70%) CISSP
13 6 (1.70%) MCITP
14 4 (1.13%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (1.13%) OSCP
14 4 (1.13%) Server+ Certification
14 4 (1.13%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (15.58%) SLA
2 19 (5.38%) GDPR
3 13 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.85%) PMO
5 1 (0.28%) NIST
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 190 (53.82%) Active Directory
2 63 (17.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (12.46%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.25%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (4.25%) XenApp
5 14 (3.97%) Docker
6 13 (3.68%) vSphere
7 10 (2.83%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.98%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 7 (1.98%) vCloud
8 7 (1.98%) VMware NSX
9 6 (1.70%) BitLocker
10 5 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.57%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (13.31%) SCCM
2 32 (9.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (3.68%) Puppet
4 9 (2.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (2.55%) Kubernetes
4 9 (2.55%) Terraform
4 9 (2.55%) XenMobile
5 8 (2.27%) Kibana
6 7 (1.98%) Jamf Pro
7 6 (1.70%) Ansible
7 6 (1.70%) Grafana
7 6 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.70%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.42%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.42%) Nagios
8 5 (1.42%) SCOM
9 4 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.13%) WSUS
10 3 (0.85%) EdgeSight
11 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 186 (52.69%) Microsoft
2 100 (28.33%) VMware
3 55 (15.58%) Cisco
4 43 (12.18%) Citrix
5 23 (6.52%) Apple
6 16 (4.53%) HP
7 15 (4.25%) Dell
8 14 (3.97%) Veeam
9 13 (3.68%) NetApp
10 10 (2.83%) Fortinet
11 9 (2.55%) EMC
11 9 (2.55%) Remedy
12 8 (2.27%) iManage
12 8 (2.27%) ServiceNow
13 7 (1.98%) Actuate
13 7 (1.98%) Virgin Media
14 6 (1.70%) Meraki
14 6 (1.70%) SaltStack
15 5 (1.42%) Samsung
15 5 (1.42%) Sonus