Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 36 36 43
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 +33
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 950 887 1,468
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.39% 5.92% 5.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.27% 18.56% 21.31%
Number of salaries quoted 792 781 1,276
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,000 £21,250
25th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
75th Percentile £53,750 £56,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 5,838 4,778 6,888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.30% 31.89% 26.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4,561 4,127 5,891
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +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 15 June 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 15 June 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 +2 325 £42,500 -10.53% 59
Hampshire +5 221 £35,500 -8.39% 45
Surrey +1 203 £42,500 +18.06% 20
Berkshire -6 158 £42,000 -16.00% 27
Buckinghamshire +15 111 £45,500 -13.33% 23
West Sussex -13 77 £35,000 -9.09% 5
East Sussex -3 70 £45,000 +40.63% 8
Oxfordshire -4 56 £38,000 -15.56% 9
Kent -7 47 £40,000 +35.59% 16
Sussex -2 2 £50,000 +66.67%
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 630 (66.32%) Microsoft
2 536 (56.42%) Windows
3 521 (54.84%) Azure
4 495 (52.11%) Active Directory
5 305 (32.11%) Windows Server
6 295 (31.05%) VMware
7 258 (27.16%) Social Skills
8 244 (25.68%) SharePoint
9 234 (24.63%) Windows 10
10 221 (23.26%) Firewall
11 213 (22.42%) ITIL
12 197 (20.74%) Hyper-V
13 195 (20.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 173 (18.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 156 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
16 148 (15.58%) MS Exchange
17 142 (14.95%) AWS
18 141 (14.84%) Azure Active Directory
19 139 (14.63%) Microsoft Intune
20 132 (13.89%) PowerShell
21 128 (13.47%) DNS
22 118 (12.42%) SQL
23 116 (12.21%) Cisco
24 112 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
25 110 (11.58%) DHCP
26 105 (11.05%) Citrix
27 98 (10.32%) SCCM
28 95 (10.00%) Migration
28 95 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
29 90 (9.47%) 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
1 244 (25.68%) SharePoint
2 148 (15.58%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.53%) Skype for Business
4 21 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (1.89%) IIS
6 13 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (1.26%) Confluence
8 8 (0.84%) WordPress
9 4 (0.42%) CMS
10 3 (0.32%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.32%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.21%) Apache
11 2 (0.21%) nginx
11 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.11%) Drupal
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 156 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.74%) Revit
5 6 (0.63%) MicroStation
6 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.42%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.32%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.32%) Sage 50
3 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.32%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.21%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 521 (54.84%) Azure
2 142 (14.95%) AWS
3 141 (14.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 78 (8.21%) Power Platform
5 60 (6.32%) PaaS
6 59 (6.21%) IaaS
7 53 (5.58%) SaaS
8 42 (4.42%) PowerApps
9 36 (3.79%) OneDrive
10 28 (2.95%) Power Automate
11 26 (2.74%) Mimecast
12 18 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
13 16 (1.68%) GCP
14 13 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
15 12 (1.26%) Azure Functions
15 12 (1.26%) Serverless
16 11 (1.16%) Azure Logic Apps
16 11 (1.16%) BPaaS
16 11 (1.16%) Google Workspace
17 8 (0.84%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 221 (23.26%) Firewall
2 128 (13.47%) DNS
3 110 (11.58%) DHCP
4 90 (9.47%) TCP/IP
5 81 (8.53%) VPN
6 66 (6.95%) Wireless
7 55 (5.79%) WAN
8 51 (5.37%) SAN
9 46 (4.84%) LAN
10 40 (4.21%) VoIP
11 38 (4.00%) VLAN
12 29 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
13 26 (2.74%) Skype
14 23 (2.42%) Network Security
15 17 (1.79%) MPLS
16 16 (1.68%) Internet
17 13 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
18 10 (1.05%) WAAS
19 9 (0.95%) NAS
19 9 (0.95%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.63%) Power BI
3 10 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.74%) MySQL
6 6 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.53%) Data Lake
7 5 (0.53%) HDInsight
7 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.32%) Blockchain
9 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.21%) GIS
10 2 (0.21%) MS Access
10 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.11%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (1.58%) JIRA
2 6 (0.63%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.32%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.11%) Moq
5 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.11%) Selenium
5 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 258 (27.16%) Social Skills
2 66 (6.95%) Finance
3 36 (3.79%) Organisational Skills
4 27 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (2.21%) Retail
6 19 (2.00%) Digital Economy
7 18 (1.89%) Marketing
8 14 (1.47%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.26%) Presentation Skills
9 12 (1.26%) Public Sector
10 11 (1.16%) Billing
11 10 (1.05%) Law
12 8 (0.84%) French Language
13 7 (0.74%) Automotive
13 7 (0.74%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.63%) Electronics
14 6 (0.63%) Legal
15 5 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.42%) Documentation Skills
16 4 (0.42%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 146 (15.37%) Support Engineer
2 144 (15.16%) Analyst
3 134 (14.11%) IT Support
4 133 (14.00%) IT Engineer
5 129 (13.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 75 (7.89%) IT Analyst
6 75 (7.89%) IT Support Engineer
7 64 (6.74%) Consultant
8 58 (6.11%) Support Analyst
9 52 (5.47%) 2nd Line Support
10 49 (5.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 47 (4.95%) Azure Engineer
12 42 (4.42%) Architect
13 39 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
14 37 (3.89%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
15 36 (3.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 36 (3.79%) Service Analyst
15 36 (3.79%) Service Desk Analyst
16 34 (3.58%) Administrator
17 33 (3.47%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.26%) .NET
2 11 (1.16%) HTML
2 11 (1.16%) Web Services
3 10 (1.05%) CSS
4 9 (0.95%) SAML
5 6 (0.63%) JSON
6 5 (0.53%) REST
7 4 (0.42%) XML
7 4 (0.42%) XMPP
8 3 (0.32%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.32%) EDI
8 3 (0.32%) EDIFACT
8 3 (0.32%) LAMP
8 3 (0.32%) MDX
8 3 (0.32%) Middleware
8 3 (0.32%) SAP ALE
8 3 (0.32%) SOAP
9 2 (0.21%) .NET Core
9 2 (0.21%) LDAP
9 2 (0.21%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.05%) Data Centre
2 58 (6.11%) Management Information System
3 38 (4.00%) Driving Licence
4 29 (3.05%) Hybrid Cloud
4 29 (3.05%) Public Cloud
5 21 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (2.11%) Private Cloud
7 17 (1.79%) User Experience
8 16 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
9 14 (1.47%) Clustering
10 11 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.95%) Life Science
11 9 (0.95%) Replication
12 8 (0.84%) PMI
12 8 (0.84%) Social Media
13 7 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.74%) PKI
14 5 (0.53%) Smartphone
15 4 (0.42%) Client/Server
16 3 (0.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 536 (56.42%) Windows
2 305 (32.11%) Windows Server
3 234 (24.63%) Windows 10
4 95 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (8.74%) Windows Server 2016
6 80 (8.42%) Linux
7 47 (4.95%) Windows Server 2019
8 36 (3.79%) Android
9 35 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (3.58%) Apple iOS
10 34 (3.58%) Windows 7
11 17 (1.79%) Mac OS
12 12 (1.26%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.84%) CentOS
14 7 (0.74%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.74%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.74%) VMS
15 6 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (22.42%) ITIL
2 173 (18.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 95 (10.00%) Migration
4 87 (9.16%) Service Delivery
5 79 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
6 76 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 72 (7.58%) DevOps
7 72 (7.58%) Information Security
8 67 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
9 66 (6.95%) Project Management
10 57 (6.00%) Project Delivery
11 53 (5.58%) Incident Management
12 51 (5.37%) Service Management
13 48 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
14 42 (4.42%) CRM
14 42 (4.42%) Cybersecurity
15 40 (4.21%) Mentoring
16 39 (4.11%) E-Commerce
16 39 (4.11%) PRINCE2
17 37 (3.89%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 132 (13.89%) PowerShell
2 118 (12.42%) SQL
3 22 (2.32%) C
4 14 (1.47%) C#
5 12 (1.26%) JavaScript
6 8 (0.84%) Java
6 8 (0.84%) Python
7 6 (0.63%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.53%) Perl
9 4 (0.42%) PHP
9 4 (0.42%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 112 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (7.68%) MCSE
3 72 (7.58%) Degree
4 45 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (4.42%) Security Cleared
6 41 (4.32%) ITIL Certification
7 37 (3.89%) SC Cleared
8 36 (3.79%) CCNA
9 34 (3.58%) CISSP
10 28 (2.95%) CISM
11 26 (2.74%) MCP
12 22 (2.32%) CISA
13 16 (1.68%) A+ Certification
13 16 (1.68%) MCSA
14 14 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 12 (1.26%) PMI Certification
16 11 (1.16%) DBS Check
17 10 (1.05%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
18 9 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
19 8 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (8.42%) SLA
2 49 (5.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (3.58%) GDPR
4 14 (1.47%) QA
5 11 (1.16%) ITGC
6 10 (1.05%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 10 (1.05%) HIPAA
7 9 (0.95%) GRC
8 8 (0.84%) NIST
8 8 (0.84%) PMO
9 7 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.63%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.32%) NCSC
12 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.11%) COBIT
13 1 (0.11%) COSO
13 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 495 (52.11%) Active Directory
2 197 (20.74%) Hyper-V
3 195 (20.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
4 24 (2.53%) XenApp
5 23 (2.42%) RHEV
6 18 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.68%) vSphere
8 15 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.16%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.74%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.53%) pfSense
12 4 (0.42%) NFS
12 4 (0.42%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.32%) Docker
14 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.11%) Firmware
15 1 (0.11%) KVM
15 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 139 (14.63%) Microsoft Intune
2 98 (10.32%) SCCM
3 35 (3.68%) Terraform
4 16 (1.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 15 (1.58%) Ansible
6 14 (1.47%) Jamf Pro
7 13 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (1.05%) WSUS
9 7 (0.74%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.53%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.53%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.42%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.42%) SCOM
12 4 (0.42%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.32%) Tivoli
14 2 (0.21%) Nessus
Vendors
1 630 (66.32%) Microsoft
2 295 (31.05%) VMware
3 116 (12.21%) Cisco
4 105 (11.05%) Citrix
5 67 (7.05%) Meraki
6 38 (4.00%) Google
7 36 (3.79%) NetApp
8 31 (3.26%) Sophos
9 30 (3.16%) Veeam
10 27 (2.84%) ServiceNow
11 23 (2.42%) HP
12 20 (2.11%) SAP
13 18 (1.89%) Dell
14 16 (1.68%) SonicWALL
15 14 (1.47%) ESET
15 14 (1.47%) Splunk
16 11 (1.16%) Adobe
16 11 (1.16%) Apple
16 11 (1.16%) Intel
17 10 (1.05%) Aruba