Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 31 35 33
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 1,413 753 1,498
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 7.79% 7.39% 6.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.95% 18.82% 21.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,119 626 1,334
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,000 £38,000 £36,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -4.00%
75th Percentile £54,375 £53,750 £53,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +7.59% -1.25%

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 7,455 4,001 7,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.10% 39.26% 30.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5,258 3,418 6,013
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,563 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +14 591 £37,500 -11.76% 138
Surrey -6 304 £42,500 +1.19% 64
Hampshire -8 249 £42,500 +41.67% 56
Berkshire +21 247 £42,250 +7.64% 64
Buckinghamshire -5 192 £30,000 -37.50% 38
Oxfordshire +10 152 £36,000 -16.76% 36
Kent -8 84 £32,000 -8.57% 34
West Sussex +13 83 £30,750 -2.38% 20
East Sussex -34 70 £34,863 -7.03% 13
Middlesex 0 7 £55,000 -15.38%
Sussex +2 5 £60,000 +50.00% 3
Home Counties -19 4 £76,250 +52.50%
Microsoft 365
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 896 (63.41%) Microsoft
2 822 (58.17%) Windows
3 805 (56.97%) Azure
4 676 (47.84%) Active Directory
5 447 (31.63%) Social Skills
6 408 (28.87%) Windows Server
7 350 (24.77%) Windows 10
8 336 (23.78%) VMware
9 290 (20.52%) SharePoint
10 250 (17.69%) ITIL
11 238 (16.84%) Firewall
12 218 (15.43%) SQL
13 213 (15.07%) Microsoft Office
13 213 (15.07%) Finance
14 203 (14.37%) Azure Active Directory
14 203 (14.37%) AWS
15 197 (13.94%) PowerShell
16 195 (13.80%) Power Platform
17 187 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
18 174 (12.31%) Cybersecurity
19 167 (11.82%) VMware Infrastructure
19 167 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
20 166 (11.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 158 (11.18%) DevOps
22 154 (10.90%) Hyper-V
22 154 (10.90%) DNS
23 151 (10.69%) Power BI
24 147 (10.40%) Cisco
25 144 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
26 143 (10.12%) Business Intelligence

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
1 290 (20.52%) SharePoint
2 125 (8.85%) MS Exchange
3 33 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (1.70%) IIS
5 16 (1.13%) CMS
6 14 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (0.99%) Umbraco
6 14 (0.99%) WordPress
7 11 (0.78%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.42%) Confluence
8 6 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.21%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.14%) Apache
11 2 (0.14%) nginx
11 2 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.071%) Drupal
12 1 (0.071%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.071%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 213 (15.07%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (5.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.35%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.071%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (0.71%) NetSuite
3 7 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
4 5 (0.35%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.28%) Cognos Controller
5 4 (0.28%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 2 (0.14%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.071%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.071%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 805 (56.97%) Azure
2 203 (14.37%) AWS
2 203 (14.37%) Azure Active Directory
3 195 (13.80%) Power Platform
4 77 (5.45%) IaaS
5 72 (5.10%) SaaS
6 58 (4.10%) PowerApps
7 55 (3.89%) PaaS
8 51 (3.61%) Azure Data Factory
9 49 (3.47%) Power Automate
10 48 (3.40%) OneDrive
11 36 (2.55%) Dynamics 365
12 19 (1.34%) Azure Monitor
13 18 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
14 16 (1.13%) Mimecast
15 12 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 10 (0.71%) Azure Storage
17 9 (0.64%) Azure Pipelines
17 9 (0.64%) GCP
17 9 (0.64%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 238 (16.84%) Firewall
2 154 (10.90%) DNS
3 136 (9.62%) VPN
4 130 (9.20%) DHCP
5 121 (8.56%) WAN
6 110 (7.78%) LAN
7 85 (6.02%) TCP/IP
8 66 (4.67%) VLAN
9 59 (4.18%) VoIP
10 58 (4.10%) SAN
11 38 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
12 36 (2.55%) Remote Desktop
13 35 (2.48%) Wireless
14 34 (2.41%) Network Security
14 34 (2.41%) Unified Communications
15 33 (2.34%) Internet
16 19 (1.34%) IP Telephony
16 19 (1.34%) MPLS
16 19 (1.34%) Skype
17 17 (1.20%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (10.69%) Power BI
2 116 (8.21%) SQL Server
3 55 (3.89%) MongoDB
4 54 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 52 (3.68%) Big Data
6 51 (3.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 51 (3.61%) Data Lake
6 51 (3.61%) HDInsight
6 51 (3.61%) NoSQL
7 21 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
8 13 (0.92%) QlikView
8 13 (0.92%) Tableau
9 11 (0.78%) MySQL
10 10 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.42%) Metadata
13 6 (0.42%) MS Access
13 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 13 (0.92%) Postman
3 11 (0.78%) JIRA
4 10 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.57%) Burp Suite
5 8 (0.57%) Emacs
6 5 (0.35%) Selenium
7 4 (0.28%) Cypress.io
7 4 (0.28%) GitLab
7 4 (0.28%) REST Assured
7 4 (0.28%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.21%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.14%) Moq
9 2 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.14%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.071%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.071%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.071%) WebDriver
General
1 447 (31.63%) Social Skills
2 213 (15.07%) Finance
3 102 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (4.67%) Manufacturing
5 61 (4.32%) Organisational Skills
6 52 (3.68%) Telecoms
7 51 (3.61%) Retail
8 42 (2.97%) Legal
9 37 (2.62%) Public Sector
10 33 (2.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 31 (2.19%) Marketing
12 29 (2.05%) Law
12 29 (2.05%) Presentation Skills
13 27 (1.91%) Local Government
14 17 (1.20%) Electronics
15 16 (1.13%) Back Office
16 15 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
17 14 (0.99%) Digital Economy
18 12 (0.85%) Advertising
18 12 (0.85%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 294 (20.81%) Analyst
2 218 (15.43%) Support Engineer
3 189 (13.38%) IT Support
4 144 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 138 (9.77%) IT Engineer
6 133 (9.41%) Support Analyst
7 113 (8.00%) Consultant
8 95 (6.72%) Service Analyst
9 89 (6.30%) IT Support Engineer
10 85 (6.02%) Service Desk Analyst
11 83 (5.87%) 2nd Line Support
12 79 (5.59%) IT Analyst
13 70 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
13 70 (4.95%) Security Engineer
14 60 (4.25%) Team Leader
15 56 (3.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 55 (3.89%) Desktop Support
17 51 (3.61%) Big Data Engineer
17 51 (3.61%) Cybersecurity Engineer
17 51 (3.61%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (5.17%) .NET
2 26 (1.84%) React
3 22 (1.56%) HTML
4 21 (1.49%) CSS
5 19 (1.34%) SAML
6 16 (1.13%) Kafka
7 14 (0.99%) LDAP
8 12 (0.85%) JSON
9 10 (0.71%) .NET Core
9 10 (0.71%) RESTful
10 9 (0.64%) ASP.NET
10 9 (0.64%) jQuery
10 9 (0.64%) REST
11 8 (0.57%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.50%) ARM Templates
12 7 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (0.42%) AngularJS
13 6 (0.42%) X-Windows
14 5 (0.35%) Entity Framework
14 5 (0.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 118 (8.35%) Data Centre
2 102 (7.22%) Self-Motivation
3 57 (4.03%) Public Cloud
4 54 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 41 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
6 34 (2.41%) User Experience
7 25 (1.77%) Driving Licence
8 24 (1.70%) NHS
9 15 (1.06%) Replication
10 13 (0.92%) PKI
11 12 (0.85%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (0.57%) iPhone
13 8 (0.57%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.57%) Smartphone
14 7 (0.50%) SCADA
15 6 (0.42%) Blackberry
15 6 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.42%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 822 (58.17%) Windows
2 408 (28.87%) Windows Server
3 350 (24.77%) Windows 10
4 126 (8.92%) Linux
5 100 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (5.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 66 (4.67%) Windows 7
7 66 (4.67%) Windows Server 2019
8 49 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (2.69%) Windows 8
10 34 (2.41%) Android
11 33 (2.34%) Mac OS
12 32 (2.26%) Apple iOS
13 16 (1.13%) Mac OS X
14 15 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (0.99%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (0.57%) Kali Linux
17 8 (0.57%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (17.69%) ITIL
2 187 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
3 174 (12.31%) Cybersecurity
4 167 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
5 166 (11.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 158 (11.18%) DevOps
7 143 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
8 107 (7.57%) Project Management
9 104 (7.36%) Information Security
10 101 (7.15%) Migration
11 94 (6.65%) CI/CD
12 90 (6.37%) Mentoring
13 83 (5.87%) Analytics
14 79 (5.59%) Presales
15 75 (5.31%) Risk Management
16 69 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
16 69 (4.88%) Service Delivery
17 68 (4.81%) Service Management
18 64 (4.53%) Data Management
19 63 (4.46%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 218 (15.43%) SQL
2 197 (13.94%) PowerShell
3 121 (8.56%) C#
4 72 (5.10%) Python
5 56 (3.96%) Java
6 29 (2.05%) JavaScript
7 24 (1.70%) C
8 21 (1.49%) T-SQL
9 18 (1.27%) Bash
10 10 (0.71%) TypeScript
11 9 (0.64%) PHP
12 4 (0.28%) Groovy
13 3 (0.21%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.21%) Go
14 2 (0.14%) R
14 2 (0.14%) VBA
14 2 (0.14%) VBScript
15 1 (0.071%) Uniface
15 1 (0.071%) VB
15 1 (0.071%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 144 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (7.22%) Degree
3 77 (5.45%) MCSE
4 72 (5.10%) Security Cleared
5 60 (4.25%) SC Cleared
6 48 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (3.33%) CCNA
8 38 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 36 (2.55%) CISSP
10 27 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
11 26 (1.84%) A+ Certification
12 25 (1.77%) MCP
13 20 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 18 (1.27%) MCSA
15 11 (0.78%) CCNP
16 9 (0.64%) DBS Check
16 9 (0.64%) HND
17 8 (0.57%) OSCP
18 7 (0.50%) CISM
18 7 (0.50%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (9.62%) SLA
2 70 (4.95%) GDPR
3 54 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (3.04%) NIST
5 37 (2.62%) Cyber Essentials
6 26 (1.84%) PCI DSS
7 17 (1.20%) HIPAA
8 15 (1.06%) QA
9 7 (0.50%) PMO
10 6 (0.42%) SOC 2
11 5 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.28%) Accessibility
13 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.21%) P3O
14 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.14%) NIST 800
15 1 (0.071%) GRC
15 1 (0.071%) ISO 31000
15 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 676 (47.84%) Active Directory
2 167 (11.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (10.90%) Hyper-V
4 44 (3.11%) vSphere
5 33 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 28 (1.98%) VMware Workstation
8 22 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
9 20 (1.42%) Docker
10 19 (1.34%) XenApp
11 15 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.50%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.42%) Firmware
13 6 (0.42%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.42%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.28%) Snort
15 3 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 3 (0.21%) OpenIDM
15 3 (0.21%) RACF
Systems Management
1 138 (9.77%) Microsoft Intune
1 138 (9.77%) SCCM
2 51 (3.61%) Single Sign-On
3 36 (2.55%) Terraform
4 30 (2.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 27 (1.91%) Jamf Pro
6 21 (1.49%) Kubernetes
6 21 (1.49%) SCOM
7 17 (1.20%) WSUS
8 13 (0.92%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.78%) Ansible
10 10 (0.71%) FortiGate
11 8 (0.57%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (0.42%) MobiControl
12 6 (0.42%) Nessus
13 5 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
14 4 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
14 4 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 896 (63.41%) Microsoft
2 336 (23.78%) VMware
3 147 (10.40%) Cisco
4 133 (9.41%) Citrix
5 72 (5.10%) Veeam
6 63 (4.46%) Apple
7 51 (3.61%) Databricks
7 51 (3.61%) Palantir
8 45 (3.18%) Adobe
9 40 (2.83%) HP
10 37 (2.62%) Meraki
11 25 (1.77%) ServiceNow
11 25 (1.77%) Sophos
12 23 (1.63%) Oracle
13 22 (1.56%) EMC
13 22 (1.56%) Symantec
14 21 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
15 20 (1.42%) Aruba
16 18 (1.27%) SAP
17 17 (1.20%) Palo Alto