Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 36 39 36
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +29
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 1,233 536 1,585
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 7.09% 6.32% 6.08%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.80% 17.67% 21.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,002 488 1,391
10th Percentile £22,275 £25,088 £22,000
25th Percentile £27,563 £31,250 £26,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -
75th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +15.38% -2.50%

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 6,928 3,034 7,458
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.86% 35.78% 28.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4,949 2,677 6,325
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +3 449 £36,500 -23.16% 124
Hampshire -9 280 £37,500 -8.54% 46
Surrey +4 266 £42,500 +6.25% 55
Buckinghamshire -2 188 £36,250 -25.26% 40
Berkshire -11 178 £50,000 - 52
East Sussex -18 84 £42,500 -13.56% 11
West Sussex +23 83 £31,500 -10.00% 22
Oxfordshire -7 83 £32,500 -29.73% 32
Kent -4 56 £40,000 +10.34% 35
Middlesex +10 2 £55,000 -11.29%
Sussex - 2 £50,000 -
Home Counties - 1 £44,000 -
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 846 (68.61%) Microsoft
2 717 (58.15%) Azure
3 693 (56.20%) Windows
4 607 (49.23%) Active Directory
5 385 (31.22%) Social Skills
6 374 (30.33%) Windows Server
7 347 (28.14%) VMware
8 321 (26.03%) Windows 10
9 283 (22.95%) ITIL
10 282 (22.87%) SharePoint
11 279 (22.63%) Firewall
12 221 (17.92%) Microsoft Intune
13 211 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
14 210 (17.03%) Hyper-V
15 198 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
16 184 (14.92%) Azure Active Directory
17 178 (14.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 175 (14.19%) PowerShell
19 174 (14.11%) SQL
20 170 (13.79%) DNS
21 155 (12.57%) Cisco
22 150 (12.17%) DHCP
22 150 (12.17%) Finance
23 148 (12.00%) SCCM
24 145 (11.76%) VPN
25 144 (11.68%) AWS
25 144 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
26 142 (11.52%) MS Exchange
27 127 (10.30%) Power Platform
28 124 (10.06%) Data Centre

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
1 282 (22.87%) SharePoint
2 142 (11.52%) MS Exchange
3 33 (2.68%) IIS
4 20 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (1.54%) Skype for Business
6 18 (1.46%) Confluence
7 15 (1.22%) WordPress
8 12 (0.97%) CMS
9 11 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (0.89%) Umbraco
10 9 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.49%) Apache
11 6 (0.49%) nginx
12 5 (0.41%) ColdFusion
13 4 (0.32%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
15 1 (0.081%) JBoss
15 1 (0.081%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.081%) Tomcat
Applications
1 198 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.49%) MicroStation
4 6 (0.49%) Revit
5 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.081%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.89%) Sage 200
3 6 (0.49%) Dynamics GP
4 5 (0.41%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.16%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.16%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.16%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.081%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.081%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.081%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.081%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 717 (58.15%) Azure
2 184 (14.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 144 (11.68%) AWS
4 127 (10.30%) Power Platform
5 72 (5.84%) PowerApps
6 71 (5.76%) OneDrive
7 61 (4.95%) IaaS
7 61 (4.95%) PaaS
8 54 (4.38%) SaaS
9 52 (4.22%) Power Automate
10 40 (3.24%) Dynamics 365
11 39 (3.16%) Mimecast
12 13 (1.05%) GCP
13 9 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
14 8 (0.65%) Azure Functions
14 8 (0.65%) Serverless
15 7 (0.57%) Azure Logic Apps
15 7 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 6 (0.49%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 279 (22.63%) Firewall
2 170 (13.79%) DNS
3 150 (12.17%) DHCP
4 145 (11.76%) VPN
5 103 (8.35%) TCP/IP
6 85 (6.89%) WAN
7 75 (6.08%) LAN
8 74 (6.00%) VLAN
9 61 (4.95%) Wireless
10 49 (3.97%) SAN
11 44 (3.57%) VoIP
12 38 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
13 32 (2.60%) Unified Communications
14 27 (2.19%) Internet
15 26 (2.11%) Network Security
15 26 (2.11%) Skype
16 25 (2.03%) MPLS
17 18 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
18 17 (1.38%) IPsec
19 16 (1.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.87%) Power BI
3 16 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
4 13 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (0.97%) Data Lake
5 12 (0.97%) HDInsight
6 10 (0.81%) Big Data
6 10 (0.81%) QlikView
7 9 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (0.73%) MongoDB
7 9 (0.73%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.65%) MySQL
9 7 (0.57%) Tableau
10 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.41%) Metadata
12 4 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.32%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (1.62%) JIRA
2 19 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.41%) Moq
5 4 (0.32%) Selenium
5 4 (0.32%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.24%) PHPUnit
6 3 (0.24%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.24%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.16%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.081%) NSubstitute
8 1 (0.081%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 385 (31.22%) Social Skills
2 150 (12.17%) Finance
3 65 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (5.27%) Organisational Skills
4 34 (2.76%) Retail
5 28 (2.27%) Presentation Skills
6 26 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.87%) Public Sector
8 22 (1.78%) Electronics
9 21 (1.70%) Digital Economy
10 19 (1.54%) Law
11 18 (1.46%) Back Office
11 18 (1.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 18 (1.46%) Marketing
12 17 (1.38%) Manufacturing
12 17 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.89%) Legal
14 10 (0.81%) Documentation Skills
15 7 (0.57%) Billing
16 5 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 211 (17.11%) Analyst
2 202 (16.38%) Support Engineer
3 157 (12.73%) IT Support
4 145 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 135 (10.95%) IT Engineer
6 116 (9.41%) Consultant
7 102 (8.27%) Support Analyst
8 89 (7.22%) IT Support Engineer
9 81 (6.57%) 2nd Line Support
10 72 (5.84%) Service Analyst
10 72 (5.84%) Service Desk Analyst
11 61 (4.95%) Technical Consultant
12 57 (4.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 55 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
14 51 (4.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 50 (4.06%) IT Manager
16 49 (3.97%) Cloud Consultant
16 49 (3.97%) IT Analyst
17 47 (3.81%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
18 45 (3.65%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.65%) .NET
2 21 (1.70%) HTML
3 19 (1.54%) CSS
4 17 (1.38%) .NET Core
4 17 (1.38%) ARM Templates
5 13 (1.05%) Web Services
6 10 (0.81%) React
7 9 (0.73%) jQuery
7 9 (0.73%) SAML
8 8 (0.65%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.65%) JSON
9 7 (0.57%) REST
10 6 (0.49%) CSS3
11 5 (0.41%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.32%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.32%) Kendo UI
12 4 (0.32%) LAMP
12 4 (0.32%) LEMP Stack
12 4 (0.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (0.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 124 (10.06%) Data Centre
2 76 (6.16%) Self-Motivation
3 58 (4.70%) Public Cloud
4 46 (3.73%) Driving Licence
5 44 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 26 (2.11%) User Experience
7 19 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
7 19 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (1.46%) Replication
9 13 (1.05%) Clustering
9 13 (1.05%) Private Cloud
10 11 (0.89%) Smartphone
11 9 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (0.73%) Virtual Team
12 8 (0.65%) PKI
13 6 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
14 5 (0.41%) Cloud Native
14 5 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.41%) Social Media
15 4 (0.32%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 693 (56.20%) Windows
2 374 (30.33%) Windows Server
3 321 (26.03%) Windows 10
4 114 (9.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (7.06%) Linux
6 77 (6.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 70 (5.68%) Windows Server 2019
8 52 (4.22%) Apple iOS
9 49 (3.97%) Android
10 48 (3.89%) Windows 7
11 35 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (1.95%) Mac OS
12 24 (1.95%) Mac OS X
13 23 (1.87%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.89%) VMS
15 9 (0.73%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.57%) CentOS
16 7 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
18 1 (0.081%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (22.95%) ITIL
2 178 (14.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 144 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
4 108 (8.76%) Service Delivery
5 101 (8.19%) DevOps
6 100 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
7 86 (6.97%) Cybersecurity
8 85 (6.89%) Information Security
9 83 (6.73%) Project Management
10 78 (6.33%) Migration
11 76 (6.16%) Continuous Improvement
12 72 (5.84%) Presales
13 70 (5.68%) Service Management
14 58 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
15 55 (4.46%) ITSM
15 55 (4.46%) Mentoring
15 55 (4.46%) Project Delivery
16 51 (4.14%) Incident Management
17 49 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
18 48 (3.89%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 175 (14.19%) PowerShell
2 174 (14.11%) SQL
3 44 (3.57%) C#
4 30 (2.43%) JavaScript
5 19 (1.54%) C
6 15 (1.22%) Java
7 14 (1.14%) Python
8 12 (0.97%) TypeScript
9 11 (0.89%) PHP
10 7 (0.57%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.41%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.32%) Perl
13 3 (0.24%) VBScript
14 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.081%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.081%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 113 (9.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (7.14%) Degree
3 69 (5.60%) Security Cleared
4 57 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 53 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
6 52 (4.22%) MCSE
7 45 (3.65%) CCNA
8 32 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
9 30 (2.43%) CISSP
10 28 (2.27%) MCSA
11 26 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
12 24 (1.95%) CISM
13 21 (1.70%) MCP
14 18 (1.46%) A+ Certification
15 17 (1.38%) CCA
15 17 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
16 16 (1.30%) DBS Check
16 16 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 15 (1.22%) CISA
18 13 (1.05%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (10.06%) SLA
2 50 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (3.00%) GDPR
4 24 (1.95%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.97%) QA
7 8 (0.65%) NIST
8 5 (0.41%) PMO
9 4 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.24%) SOC 2
11 2 (0.16%) Accessibility
11 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.081%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.081%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.081%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.081%) NCSC
System Software
1 607 (49.23%) Active Directory
2 211 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (17.03%) Hyper-V
4 41 (3.33%) vSphere
5 27 (2.19%) XenApp
6 24 (1.95%) Virtual Desktop
7 21 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
9 17 (1.38%) RHEV
10 15 (1.22%) XenDesktop
11 14 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (0.97%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.65%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.57%) Docker
15 3 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 3 (0.24%) Firmware
15 3 (0.24%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 221 (17.92%) Microsoft Intune
2 148 (12.00%) SCCM
3 35 (2.84%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 35 (2.84%) WSUS
4 33 (2.68%) Terraform
5 32 (2.60%) Single Sign-On
6 21 (1.70%) Jamf Pro
7 14 (1.14%) Ansible
8 10 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (0.73%) Kubernetes
10 8 (0.65%) Backup Exec
11 7 (0.57%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.49%) CSIRT
13 4 (0.32%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
14 3 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (0.24%) MobiControl
14 3 (0.24%) Tivoli
15 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
15 2 (0.16%) Plesk
Vendors
1 846 (68.61%) Microsoft
2 347 (28.14%) VMware
3 155 (12.57%) Cisco
4 102 (8.27%) Citrix
5 84 (6.81%) Meraki
6 58 (4.70%) Apple
7 56 (4.54%) Veeam
8 39 (3.16%) Adobe
9 35 (2.84%) NetApp
10 30 (2.43%) Dell
10 30 (2.43%) Sophos
11 28 (2.27%) Google
11 28 (2.27%) ServiceNow
12 26 (2.11%) HP
13 22 (1.78%) SAP
14 19 (1.54%) Palo Alto
15 18 (1.46%) Sage
16 17 (1.38%) Sitecore
17 16 (1.30%) Juniper
18 14 (1.14%) Intel