Period
to 19 November 2017

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 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 160 213
Rank change year-on-year +85 +53 +20
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 512 241 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.90% 1.95% 1.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.27% 17.31% 16.19%
Number of salaries quoted 467 213 159
North West median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% -4.41% -20.00%
10th Percentile £20,300 £20,100 £20,500
90th Percentile £53,000 £53,500 £48,000
England median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +5.33% -1.32% -10.59%

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 2299 1392 1044
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.52% 11.25% 8.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1934 1194 898
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
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 19 November 2017.

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 2017. 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 +118 340 £30,000 -14.29% 32
Cheshire +1 116 £27,000 +12.50% 16
Merseyside -6 26 £28,500 -32.94% 2
Lancashire +18 24 £32,500 -41.96% 3
Cumbria +3 2 £25,000 -7.41%
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 388 (75.78%) Windows
2 326 (63.67%) Active Directory
3 298 (58.20%) Microsoft
4 212 (41.41%) Windows Server
5 210 (41.02%) VMware
6 175 (34.18%) Hyper-V
7 173 (33.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 170 (33.20%) Cisco
9 160 (31.25%) ITIL
10 139 (27.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 137 (26.76%) MS Exchange
12 123 (24.02%) Firewall
13 118 (23.05%) Windows 7
14 116 (22.66%) Microsoft Azure
15 112 (21.88%) TCP/IP
15 112 (21.88%) WAN
16 111 (21.68%) LAN
16 111 (21.68%) MCSE
17 110 (21.48%) Microsoft Office
17 110 (21.48%) Windows Server 2008
18 105 (20.51%) DNS
19 103 (20.12%) Windows 10
20 94 (18.36%) VMware Infrastructure
21 90 (17.58%) SharePoint
22 89 (17.38%) Exchange Server 2010
23 81 (15.82%) SAN
24 77 (15.04%) DHCP
25 66 (12.89%) MCP
25 66 (12.89%) Citrix
26 65 (12.70%) MCSA

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
1 137 (26.76%) MS Exchange
2 90 (17.58%) SharePoint
3 89 (17.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 42 (8.20%) Skype for Business
5 37 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 33 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 30 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (2.54%) IIS
9 11 (2.15%) IBM Notes
10 10 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.76%) SAS
12 6 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.20%) Apache
14 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.20%) CMS
14 1 (0.20%) Confluence
14 1 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 110 (21.48%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.78%) SAP Business One
2 3 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.59%) Epicor Tropos
2 3 (0.59%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.20%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 116 (22.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (6.64%) Mimecast
3 31 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (2.93%) IaaS
5 14 (2.73%) OneDrive
5 14 (2.73%) SaaS
6 12 (2.34%) PaaS
7 8 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.59%) CodePlex
10 2 (0.39%) G Suite
11 1 (0.20%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 123 (24.02%) Firewall
2 112 (21.88%) TCP/IP
2 112 (21.88%) WAN
3 111 (21.68%) LAN
4 105 (20.51%) DNS
5 81 (15.82%) SAN
6 77 (15.04%) DHCP
7 49 (9.57%) VLAN
8 47 (9.18%) Skype
9 44 (8.59%) VoIP
10 40 (7.81%) VPN
11 20 (3.91%) MPLS
12 19 (3.71%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (2.34%) Network Security
14 11 (2.15%) Internet
15 9 (1.76%) BGP
15 9 (1.76%) DMZ
15 9 (1.76%) EIGRP
15 9 (1.76%) OSPF
15 9 (1.76%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.98%) Power BI
3 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (0.78%) MS Access
5 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.39%) MySQL
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.20%) Big Data
7 1 (0.20%) IDOL
7 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.59%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.59%) JIRA
2 3 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.20%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (8.79%) Finance
2 22 (4.30%) Retail
3 18 (3.52%) Advertising
4 13 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.95%) Legal
7 8 (1.56%) Marketing
8 6 (1.17%) Law
9 4 (0.78%) Billing
10 3 (0.59%) Back Office
10 3 (0.59%) Banking
10 3 (0.59%) Front Office
10 3 (0.59%) Games
10 3 (0.59%) Publishing
11 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.39%) Retail Finance
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 168 (32.81%) Support Engineer
2 74 (14.45%) IT Support
3 72 (14.06%) 2nd Line Support
4 65 (12.70%) IT Engineer
5 61 (11.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 57 (11.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 57 (11.13%) Analyst
7 54 (10.55%) 3rd Line Support
8 53 (10.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 46 (8.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 43 (8.40%) IT Support Engineer
11 40 (7.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 39 (7.62%) Windows Engineer
13 31 (6.05%) 1st Line Support
13 31 (6.05%) Technical Support
14 30 (5.86%) Support Analyst
15 26 (5.08%) Service Desk Engineer
16 25 (4.88%) Windows Support Engineer
17 24 (4.69%) 1st Line Engineer
17 24 (4.69%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.08%) Web Services
2 12 (2.34%) .NET
3 8 (1.56%) CSS
3 8 (1.56%) HTML
4 6 (1.17%) jQuery
5 5 (0.98%) CSS3
5 5 (0.98%) HTML5
6 4 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (0.59%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.59%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.39%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET Core
8 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.39%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.39%) FreeSWITCH
8 2 (0.39%) XML
9 1 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.20%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.57%) Driving Licence
2 15 (2.93%) Data Centre
3 11 (2.15%) iPad
3 11 (2.15%) Replication
4 10 (1.95%) Private Cloud
5 9 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.37%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.17%) Public Cloud
8 5 (0.98%) Clustering
8 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.98%) iPhone
9 4 (0.78%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.78%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.59%) FMCG
10 3 (0.59%) User Experience
10 3 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.39%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 388 (75.78%) Windows
2 212 (41.41%) Windows Server
3 173 (33.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 118 (23.05%) Windows 7
5 110 (21.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 103 (20.12%) Windows 10
7 26 (5.08%) Windows 8
8 25 (4.88%) Linux
9 12 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (2.15%) Android
11 10 (1.95%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.17%) Unix
13 5 (0.98%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.78%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.59%) AIX
16 2 (0.39%) CentOS
16 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (31.25%) ITIL
2 39 (7.62%) Mentoring
3 31 (6.05%) Service Management
4 29 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (5.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (4.69%) Migration
7 21 (4.10%) DevOps
8 20 (3.91%) IT Strategy
9 18 (3.52%) Time Management
10 17 (3.32%) Information Security
11 15 (2.93%) Service Delivery
12 14 (2.73%) High Availability
12 14 (2.73%) Incident Management
12 14 (2.73%) Load Balancing
12 14 (2.73%) Project Management
13 12 (2.34%) ERP
14 11 (2.15%) Break/Fix
15 10 (1.95%) Enterprise Architecture
16 9 (1.76%) TOGAF
16 9 (1.76%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 54 (10.55%) PowerShell
2 44 (8.59%) SQL
3 8 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.37%) C#
5 4 (0.78%) Java
5 4 (0.78%) VB
5 4 (0.78%) VBScript
6 3 (0.59%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.39%) C
7 2 (0.39%) Python
8 1 (0.20%) C++
8 1 (0.20%) PHP
8 1 (0.20%) Ruby
8 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 139 (27.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (21.68%) MCSE
3 66 (12.89%) MCP
4 65 (12.70%) MCSA
5 24 (4.69%) CCNA
5 24 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
7 21 (4.10%) Degree
8 19 (3.71%) MCITP
9 18 (3.52%) Master's Degree
10 10 (1.95%) Security Cleared
11 8 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
12 7 (1.37%) A+ Certification
12 7 (1.37%) SC Cleared
13 4 (0.78%) CCNP
13 4 (0.78%) CISM
13 4 (0.78%) CISSP
13 4 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.59%) CISA
15 2 (0.39%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (9.57%) SLA
2 14 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.34%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.59%) GDPR
6 2 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.39%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 326 (63.67%) Active Directory
2 175 (34.18%) Hyper-V
3 94 (18.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (5.27%) Terminal Services
4 27 (5.27%) vSphere
5 26 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.56%) XenApp
8 4 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.59%) XenServer
10 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.20%) Kamailio
11 1 (0.20%) OpenSIPS
11 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (10.55%) SCCM
2 10 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (0.98%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.78%) Puppet
5 4 (0.78%) SCOM
5 4 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.39%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.39%) TeamSite
7 2 (0.39%) WSUS
7 2 (0.39%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.20%) Nagios
8 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.20%) SCSM
Vendors
1 298 (58.20%) Microsoft
2 210 (41.02%) VMware
3 170 (33.20%) Cisco
4 66 (12.89%) Citrix
5 49 (9.57%) Veeam
6 34 (6.64%) Dell
7 26 (5.08%) EqualLogic
8 22 (4.30%) Apple
9 19 (3.71%) HP
10 14 (2.73%) Google
10 14 (2.73%) Symantec
11 11 (2.15%) Lotus
12 10 (1.95%) Juniper
13 8 (1.56%) Sage
14 7 (1.37%) Nintex
14 7 (1.37%) SAP
15 6 (1.17%) McAfee
16 5 (0.98%) Forcepoint
16 5 (0.98%) Red Hat
17 4 (0.78%) NetApp