Period
to 10 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft 365 over the 6 months to 10 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > South East
6 months to
10 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 35 48
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13 +32
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 868 1,303 1,407
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.98% 6.27% 5.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.60% 20.06% 21.04%
Number of salaries quoted 716 1,150 1,198
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,250 £21,250
25th Percentile £28,000 £27,000 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Microsoft 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 South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 4,931 6,496 6,687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.63% 31.24% 25.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4,124 5,618 5,672
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,425 £27,000
25th Percentile £41,247 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.88% +3.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

Microsoft 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 365 in the South East

Microsoft 365
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft 365 in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft 365 in the South East

Microsoft 365
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft 365 in the South East over the 6 months to 10 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft 365 in the South East

Microsoft 365
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft 365 within the South East region over the 6 months to 10 April 2021. 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
Thames Valley +3 295 £42,000 -5.62% 54
Surrey +7 211 £37,750 +11.03% 18
Hampshire +13 190 £35,000 - 25
Berkshire -3 137 £40,750 -14.21% 19
Buckinghamshire +19 101 £50,000 +5.26% 19
West Sussex -17 78 £35,000 -9.09% 11
Oxfordshire +9 63 £41,500 +3.75% 16
East Sussex -10 49 £42,500 +28.79% 13
Kent -4 39 £38,000 +11.48% 14
Home Counties - 2 £57,500 -
Sussex -10 1 £40,000 +33.33%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 10 April 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 583 (67.17%) Microsoft
2 529 (60.94%) Windows
3 483 (55.65%) Active Directory
4 444 (51.15%) Azure
5 279 (32.14%) VMware
6 278 (32.03%) Windows Server
7 240 (27.65%) Windows 10
8 227 (26.15%) SharePoint
9 180 (20.74%) Firewall
10 176 (20.28%) ITIL
11 175 (20.16%) MS Exchange
12 158 (18.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 149 (17.17%) Hyper-V
14 125 (14.40%) Azure Active Directory
15 123 (14.17%) AWS
15 123 (14.17%) Microsoft Intune
15 123 (14.17%) Microsoft Certification
16 120 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 115 (13.25%) Microsoft Office
18 114 (13.13%) PowerShell
19 110 (12.67%) DNS
20 109 (12.56%) Citrix
21 101 (11.64%) MCSE
22 100 (11.52%) SCCM
23 95 (10.94%) Cisco
24 94 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
25 90 (10.37%) Migration
26 89 (10.25%) SQL
27 84 (9.68%) DHCP
28 80 (9.22%) TCP/IP

Microsoft 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 227 (26.15%) SharePoint
2 175 (20.16%) MS Exchange
3 35 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (2.30%) Skype for Business
5 17 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (0.92%) IIS
7 6 (0.69%) Confluence
7 6 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.46%) WordPress
9 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.12%) ArcSDE
9 1 (0.12%) Drupal
9 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.12%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.12%) SAS
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 115 (13.25%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.12%) Revit
Business Applications
1 21 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.46%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.35%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 444 (51.15%) Azure
2 125 (14.40%) Azure Active Directory
3 123 (14.17%) AWS
4 59 (6.80%) IaaS
4 59 (6.80%) PaaS
5 51 (5.88%) Power Platform
5 51 (5.88%) SaaS
6 38 (4.38%) OneDrive
7 26 (3.00%) PowerApps
8 23 (2.65%) Azure Functions
8 23 (2.65%) Serverless
9 21 (2.42%) Power Automate
10 20 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (2.19%) BPaaS
12 17 (1.96%) Mimecast
13 12 (1.38%) GCP
13 12 (1.38%) Logic Apps
14 11 (1.27%) Google Workspace
15 8 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.58%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 180 (20.74%) Firewall
2 110 (12.67%) DNS
3 84 (9.68%) DHCP
4 80 (9.22%) TCP/IP
5 56 (6.45%) SAN
6 52 (5.99%) VPN
7 43 (4.95%) VoIP
8 40 (4.61%) WAN
9 36 (4.15%) LAN
10 33 (3.80%) VLAN
11 30 (3.46%) Wireless
12 24 (2.76%) Skype
13 20 (2.30%) Network Security
14 19 (2.19%) WAAS
14 19 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (1.61%) Unified Communications
16 13 (1.50%) IP Telephony
17 12 (1.38%) MPLS
18 11 (1.27%) NetScaler
19 10 (1.15%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (9.10%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.72%) Power BI
3 17 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.58%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.58%) MySQL
7 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.46%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.46%) HDInsight
8 4 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.23%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.23%) MS Access
10 2 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.12%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 11 (1.27%) JIRA
2 7 (0.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.35%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.12%) Selenium
5 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
General
1 55 (6.34%) Finance
2 25 (2.88%) Digital Economy
3 24 (2.76%) Marketing
4 13 (1.50%) French Language
5 12 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.15%) Games
6 10 (1.15%) Law
6 10 (1.15%) Public Sector
6 10 (1.15%) Retail
7 8 (0.92%) Legal
8 7 (0.81%) Automotive
8 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.69%) Billing
9 6 (0.69%) Electronics
10 5 (0.58%) Local Government
11 3 (0.35%) Banking
11 3 (0.35%) Fire and Rescue
11 3 (0.35%) German Language
12 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 190 (21.89%) Analyst
2 125 (14.40%) Support Engineer
3 124 (14.29%) IT Support
4 107 (12.33%) IT Engineer
5 98 (11.29%) IT Analyst
6 90 (10.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 79 (9.10%) Support Analyst
8 62 (7.14%) Consultant
9 59 (6.80%) IT Support Engineer
10 57 (6.57%) Service Desk Analyst
11 55 (6.34%) Service Analyst
12 47 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
13 46 (5.30%) IT Support Analyst
14 42 (4.84%) Azure Engineer
15 41 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 39 (4.49%) Administrator
17 37 (4.26%) Architect
18 33 (3.80%) Office 365 Engineer
19 29 (3.34%) 3rd Line Support
20 26 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.42%) .NET
2 20 (2.30%) SAML
3 7 (0.81%) ASP.NET
4 6 (0.69%) CSS
4 6 (0.69%) HTML
4 6 (0.69%) Web Services
5 3 (0.35%) EDI
5 3 (0.35%) EDIFACT
5 3 (0.35%) LDAP
5 3 (0.35%) MDX
5 3 (0.35%) REST
5 3 (0.35%) SAP ALE
5 3 (0.35%) SOAP
5 3 (0.35%) Velocity
5 3 (0.35%) XML
6 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.12%) JSON
6 1 (0.12%) LAMP
6 1 (0.12%) React
6 1 (0.12%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 50 (5.76%) Data Centre
3 27 (3.11%) Driving Licence
3 27 (3.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 27 (3.11%) Public Cloud
4 26 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (2.42%) Private Cloud
7 15 (1.73%) Replication
8 11 (1.27%) Clustering
8 11 (1.27%) User Experience
9 9 (1.04%) PMI
10 8 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.81%) Life Science
12 6 (0.69%) Social Media
13 5 (0.58%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.58%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
15 3 (0.35%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 529 (60.94%) Windows
2 278 (32.03%) Windows Server
3 240 (27.65%) Windows 10
4 94 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 79 (9.10%) Windows Server 2016
6 68 (7.83%) Linux
7 41 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (4.26%) Windows 7
9 33 (3.80%) Windows Server 2019
10 25 (2.88%) Android
11 21 (2.42%) Apple iOS
12 16 (1.84%) Mac OS
13 15 (1.73%) Windows 8
14 9 (1.04%) CentOS
15 8 (0.92%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.58%) VMS
18 2 (0.23%) FreeNAS
18 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
19 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (20.28%) ITIL
2 120 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 90 (10.37%) Migration
4 78 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
5 71 (8.18%) DevOps
6 67 (7.72%) Continuous Improvement
7 63 (7.26%) Project Delivery
8 57 (6.57%) Project Management
9 53 (6.11%) Incident Management
10 52 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
11 50 (5.76%) Service Delivery
12 47 (5.41%) Information Security
13 46 (5.30%) PRINCE2
14 45 (5.18%) Disaster Recovery
15 40 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
16 36 (4.15%) ITIL V3
17 34 (3.92%) E-Commerce
18 33 (3.80%) Time Management
19 32 (3.69%) Identity Access Management
20 30 (3.46%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (13.13%) PowerShell
2 89 (10.25%) SQL
3 24 (2.76%) C
4 12 (1.38%) C#
5 9 (1.04%) Bash Shell
5 9 (1.04%) Python
6 7 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.69%) Java
8 3 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (0.35%) Perl
8 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.35%) VB
8 3 (0.35%) VBScript
9 2 (0.23%) Tcl
10 1 (0.12%) ES6
10 1 (0.12%) Google Apps Script
10 1 (0.12%) PHP
10 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 123 (14.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (11.64%) MCSE
3 65 (7.49%) Degree
4 55 (6.34%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (6.11%) CCNA
6 44 (5.07%) ITIL Certification
7 35 (4.03%) Security Cleared
8 34 (3.92%) SC Cleared
9 32 (3.69%) CISSP
10 27 (3.11%) CISM
11 23 (2.65%) CISA
12 21 (2.42%) MCP
13 18 (2.07%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 17 (1.96%) MCSA
15 15 (1.73%) A+ Certification
16 14 (1.61%) PMI Certification
17 10 (1.15%) CCNP
18 8 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 7 (0.81%) APMP
19 7 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (8.87%) SLA
2 50 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (4.84%) GDPR
4 19 (2.19%) ITGC
5 18 (2.07%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 18 (2.07%) HIPAA
6 13 (1.50%) QA
7 9 (1.04%) GRC
7 9 (1.04%) NIST
8 5 (0.58%) NCSC
9 4 (0.46%) PMO
10 2 (0.23%) COBIT
10 2 (0.23%) COSO
10 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.12%) IFRS
11 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 483 (55.65%) Active Directory
2 158 (18.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (17.17%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
6 18 (2.07%) XenApp
7 16 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (1.84%) vSphere
8 8 (0.92%) RHEV
8 8 (0.92%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.69%) NFS
9 6 (0.69%) pfSense
9 6 (0.69%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.58%) Firmware
11 4 (0.46%) Docker
12 3 (0.35%) KVM
12 3 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.35%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.23%) Samba
13 2 (0.23%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 123 (14.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 100 (11.52%) SCCM
3 31 (3.57%) Terraform
4 14 (1.61%) Jamf Pro
5 10 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (0.92%) Ansible
7 7 (0.81%) WSUS
8 5 (0.58%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.58%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.46%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.46%) SCOM
10 3 (0.35%) Nessus
10 3 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.35%) Puppet
10 3 (0.35%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.23%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 583 (67.17%) Microsoft
2 279 (32.14%) VMware
3 109 (12.56%) Citrix
4 95 (10.94%) Cisco
5 44 (5.07%) Meraki
6 40 (4.61%) Google
6 40 (4.61%) Veeam
7 23 (2.65%) HP
7 23 (2.65%) Sophos
8 21 (2.42%) ServiceNow
9 18 (2.07%) NetApp
10 16 (1.84%) Dell
10 16 (1.84%) SAP
10 16 (1.84%) Symantec
11 15 (1.73%) Apple
12 12 (1.38%) Splunk
13 11 (1.27%) SonicWALL
13 11 (1.27%) WatchGuard
14 8 (0.92%) Avaya
14 8 (0.92%) Oracle