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

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 90 190
Rank change year-on-year +26 +100 +21
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 513 437 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.31% 3.31% 1.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.62% 19.69% 14.16%
Number of salaries quoted 434 405 153
North West median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -23.08% +11.43%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -2.60%

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 2,615 2,219 1,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.95% 16.78% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,181 1,876 1,022
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,250 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year +5.77% +2.97% +6.32%

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 September 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 September 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 +16 290 £32,500 +8.33% 43
Cheshire +35 146 £31,000 +3.33% 29
Merseyside +39 49 £32,000 +9.40% 13
Lancashire -1 19 £28,250 -13.08% 7
Cumbria - 6 £26,750 -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 349 (68.03%) Windows
2 325 (63.35%) Microsoft
3 290 (56.53%) Active Directory
4 206 (40.16%) VMware
5 199 (38.79%) Windows Server
6 136 (26.51%) ITIL
7 133 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 131 (25.54%) Microsoft Azure
9 128 (24.95%) Cisco
10 124 (24.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 120 (23.39%) Hyper-V
12 119 (23.20%) MS Exchange
13 117 (22.81%) SharePoint
14 116 (22.61%) Microsoft Certification
15 99 (19.30%) Firewall
16 94 (18.32%) TCP/IP
17 91 (17.74%) Windows 10
18 88 (17.15%) DNS
18 88 (17.15%) SQL Server
18 88 (17.15%) Citrix
19 87 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
20 79 (15.40%) Microsoft Office
21 78 (15.20%) Windows 7
22 73 (14.23%) SQL
23 72 (14.04%) MCSE
24 68 (13.26%) SCCM
25 67 (13.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 63 (12.28%) DHCP
27 62 (12.09%) LAN
28 59 (11.50%) WAN

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
1 119 (23.20%) MS Exchange
2 117 (22.81%) SharePoint
3 48 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 42 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 35 (6.82%) Skype for Business
6 20 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 16 (3.12%) IIS
8 12 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.95%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (1.17%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.39%) Apache
11 2 (0.39%) JBoss
11 2 (0.39%) Moodle
11 2 (0.39%) nginx
12 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 79 (15.40%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.39%) Pegasus Opera
4 2 (0.39%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.19%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.19%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.19%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.19%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.19%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.19%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 131 (25.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (5.65%) IaaS
4 9 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (1.75%) OneDrive
5 7 (1.36%) G Suite
6 5 (0.97%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.39%) PaaS
8 2 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (19.30%) Firewall
2 94 (18.32%) TCP/IP
3 88 (17.15%) DNS
4 63 (12.28%) DHCP
5 62 (12.09%) LAN
6 59 (11.50%) SAN
6 59 (11.50%) WAN
7 55 (10.72%) VPN
8 44 (8.58%) Skype
9 36 (7.02%) Wireless
10 34 (6.63%) VoIP
11 31 (6.04%) Network Security
12 23 (4.48%) VLAN
13 17 (3.31%) Intranet
13 17 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (3.12%) Ethernet
15 14 (2.73%) Unified Communications
16 13 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (2.53%) iSCSI
16 13 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (17.15%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.97%) Power BI
7 3 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.58%) MySQL
8 2 (0.39%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.19%) Big Data
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (1.36%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.39%) JIRA
3 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 40 (7.80%) Finance
2 28 (5.46%) Retail
3 19 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.14%) Advertising
4 11 (2.14%) Publishing
4 11 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.75%) Local Government
6 8 (1.56%) Back Office
6 8 (1.56%) Electronics
7 6 (1.17%) Games
7 6 (1.17%) Marketing
8 5 (0.97%) Law
8 5 (0.97%) Legal
9 3 (0.58%) Banking
9 3 (0.58%) Front Office
10 2 (0.39%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 109 (21.25%) Analyst
2 72 (14.04%) IT Support
3 71 (13.84%) Support Engineer
4 58 (11.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 50 (9.75%) Support Analyst
6 47 (9.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 45 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 45 (8.77%) Service Analyst
8 43 (8.38%) IT Analyst
9 41 (7.99%) IT Engineer
10 40 (7.80%) IT Manager
11 39 (7.60%) 2nd Line Support
12 33 (6.43%) Service Desk Analyst
13 29 (5.65%) Architect
14 28 (5.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 26 (5.07%) 1st Line Support
15 26 (5.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 25 (4.87%) IT Support Engineer
17 24 (4.68%) Desktop Support
18 22 (4.29%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.92%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.73%) Web Services
3 12 (2.34%) HTML
4 11 (2.14%) CSS
5 7 (1.36%) jQuery
6 5 (0.97%) .NET
7 3 (0.58%) COM
7 3 (0.58%) HTML5
8 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.39%) LAMP
8 2 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.39%) OAuth
8 2 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.39%) SAML
9 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.19%) JSON
9 1 (0.19%) LDAP
9 1 (0.19%) Node.js
9 1 (0.19%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.87%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (3.31%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.34%) Replication
6 10 (1.95%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.36%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.17%) NHS
9 6 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.97%) Clustering
10 5 (0.97%) Xbox
11 4 (0.78%) 3D Printing
11 4 (0.78%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.78%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.58%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.58%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.39%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 349 (68.03%) Windows
2 199 (38.79%) Windows Server
3 133 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 124 (24.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 91 (17.74%) Windows 10
6 78 (15.20%) Windows 7
7 36 (7.02%) Linux
8 16 (3.12%) Android
8 16 (3.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (2.14%) Apple iOS
9 11 (2.14%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.97%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.97%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.58%) OS/400
11 3 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.39%) CentOS
12 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.19%) SUSE
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (26.51%) ITIL
2 67 (13.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 52 (10.14%) Project Management
4 45 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 44 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (7.99%) Service Delivery
7 37 (7.21%) Service Management
8 32 (6.24%) Change Management
9 29 (5.65%) Migration
9 29 (5.65%) Presales
10 28 (5.46%) Time Management
11 27 (5.26%) Incident Management
12 26 (5.07%) Business Continuity
12 26 (5.07%) Programme Management
13 25 (4.87%) CRM
14 23 (4.48%) Break/Fix
15 22 (4.29%) ITIL V3
15 22 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (3.90%) Cybersecurity
17 19 (3.70%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 73 (14.23%) SQL
2 31 (6.04%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.53%) JavaScript
4 8 (1.56%) C#
4 8 (1.56%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.58%) Python
6 2 (0.39%) Perl
6 2 (0.39%) Ruby
6 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.19%) C
7 1 (0.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 116 (22.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (14.04%) MCSE
3 42 (8.19%) MCP
4 40 (7.80%) Degree
5 31 (6.04%) MCSA
6 19 (3.70%) CCNA
6 19 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (3.51%) Security Cleared
8 16 (3.12%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (2.53%) CCNP
10 10 (1.95%) HNC
11 9 (1.75%) MCTS
12 5 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.97%) VCP5
13 4 (0.78%) MCITP
13 4 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.58%) CISA
14 3 (0.58%) CISM
14 3 (0.58%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.63%) SLA
2 17 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.34%) GDPR
4 5 (0.97%) PMO
5 4 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.78%) QA
6 3 (0.58%) COSHH
6 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.39%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 290 (56.53%) Active Directory
2 120 (23.39%) Hyper-V
3 87 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (4.48%) vSphere
5 20 (3.90%) XenApp
6 18 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (3.12%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.73%) Terminal Services
9 8 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (1.17%) Xen
11 5 (0.97%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.97%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.78%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.78%) XenServer
13 3 (0.58%) Docker
13 3 (0.58%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.39%) NFS
14 2 (0.39%) vCloud
15 1 (0.19%) KVM
Systems Management
1 68 (13.26%) SCCM
2 11 (2.14%) Backup Exec
3 9 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
3 9 (1.75%) SCVMM
4 8 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (1.56%) SCOM
5 6 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.17%) vCenter Server
6 5 (0.97%) Puppet
6 5 (0.97%) WSUS
7 4 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.78%) vRealize
8 3 (0.58%) DameWare
8 3 (0.58%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.58%) Nagios
8 3 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 325 (63.35%) Microsoft
2 206 (40.16%) VMware
3 128 (24.95%) Cisco
4 88 (17.15%) Citrix
5 41 (7.99%) Veeam
6 23 (4.48%) HP
7 18 (3.51%) Dell
8 16 (3.12%) EMC
9 15 (2.92%) Nintex
10 12 (2.34%) NetApp
11 11 (2.14%) Ruckus Wireless
12 10 (1.95%) Nimble Storage
13 9 (1.75%) Aruba
13 9 (1.75%) Mitel
13 9 (1.75%) NETGEAR
14 8 (1.56%) Google
14 8 (1.56%) SolarWinds
15 7 (1.36%) Apple
15 7 (1.36%) EqualLogic
15 7 (1.36%) Forcepoint