Period
to 26 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 28 53
Rank change year-on-year -6 +25 +20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 4,696 8,735 7,486
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.31% 7.09% 4.95%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.51% 20.79% 18.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4,854 8,142 6,730
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,888 £23,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 30,283 42,023 40,650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.71% 34.13% 26.86%
Number of salaries quoted 25,325 34,634 32,899
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Microsoft 365
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 365 in the UK

Microsoft 365
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Microsoft 365 in the UK

Microsoft 365
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft 365 over the 6 months to 26 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft 365 in the UK

Microsoft 365
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft 365 within the UK over the 6 months to 26 February 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
England -6 4,238 £42,500 +6.25% 813
UK excluding London +1 3,056 £37,500 - 656
London -19 1,369 £55,000 +22.22% 200
South East +2 835 £38,500 +2.67% 161
North of England +6 816 £37,500 +0.22% 192
Work from Home -16 780 £47,000 -21.67% 144
Midlands -1 529 £37,500 -2.60% 125
Yorkshire +7 400 £35,000 -5.56% 56
South West -15 373 £37,500 +2.74% 70
West Midlands +4 350 £37,997 -7.32% 84
North West -10 327 £40,000 +6.67% 105
East of England +4 265 £37,500 -6.25% 60
East Midlands -13 179 £39,500 +12.86% 41
Scotland -2 154 £33,000 -5.71% 30
Wales +21 102 £33,750 -10.00% 20
North East +9 89 £35,000 +12.90% 32
Channel Islands +4 2 - -
Northern Ireland 0 1 £50,000 +25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 2,988 (63.63%) Microsoft
2 2,755 (58.67%) Windows
3 2,517 (53.60%) Active Directory
4 2,485 (52.92%) Azure
5 1,584 (33.73%) Windows Server
6 1,414 (30.11%) VMware
7 1,038 (22.10%) SharePoint
8 1,003 (21.36%) Windows 10
9 879 (18.72%) ITIL
10 838 (17.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 824 (17.55%) Firewall
12 754 (16.06%) PowerShell
13 746 (15.89%) Microsoft Office
14 713 (15.18%) Hyper-V
15 704 (14.99%) DNS
16 674 (14.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 638 (13.59%) Citrix
18 637 (13.56%) Azure Active Directory
19 622 (13.25%) SCCM
20 598 (12.73%) MS Exchange
21 567 (12.07%) Cisco
22 549 (11.69%) SQL
23 548 (11.67%) AWS
24 545 (11.61%) DHCP
25 536 (11.41%) Microsoft Intune
26 504 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
27 476 (10.14%) Finance
28 427 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
29 426 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
30 416 (8.86%) Migration

Microsoft 365
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1,038 (22.10%) SharePoint
2 598 (12.73%) MS Exchange
3 144 (3.07%) Skype for Business
4 132 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 122 (2.60%) IIS
6 69 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 68 (1.45%) Confluence
8 23 (0.49%) CMS
9 20 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 20 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 18 (0.38%) Apache
11 15 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.26%) WordPress
14 11 (0.23%) Drupal
14 11 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.21%) IBM Domino
16 4 (0.085%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 4 (0.085%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.085%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 746 (15.89%) Microsoft Office
2 140 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
4 53 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 42 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.51%) AutoCAD
7 23 (0.49%) Revit
8 7 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.085%) Camtasia
10 3 (0.064%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.064%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.043%) SketchUp
12 1 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.021%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 84 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 18 (0.38%) NetSuite
3 12 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 12 (0.26%) Sentinel
4 11 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.23%) Workfront
5 5 (0.11%) Endur
5 5 (0.11%) Q-Pulse
6 4 (0.085%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.085%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.085%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.064%) Carpe Diem
7 3 (0.064%) Eikon
7 3 (0.064%) Magento
7 3 (0.064%) Northgate Housing
7 3 (0.064%) Tradar
8 2 (0.043%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 2,485 (52.92%) Azure
2 637 (13.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 548 (11.67%) AWS
4 363 (7.73%) Power Platform
5 287 (6.11%) OneDrive
6 244 (5.20%) IaaS
7 234 (4.98%) PaaS
8 214 (4.56%) SaaS
9 174 (3.71%) PowerApps
10 122 (2.60%) Mimecast
11 121 (2.58%) Power Automate
12 119 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
13 72 (1.53%) Serverless
14 67 (1.43%) Azure Functions
15 65 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
16 64 (1.36%) GCP
17 57 (1.21%) Logic Apps
18 42 (0.89%) G Suite
19 35 (0.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
20 34 (0.72%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 824 (17.55%) Firewall
2 704 (14.99%) DNS
3 545 (11.61%) DHCP
4 393 (8.37%) WAN
5 375 (7.99%) LAN
6 371 (7.90%) TCP/IP
7 369 (7.86%) VPN
8 290 (6.18%) SAN
9 222 (4.73%) VoIP
10 216 (4.60%) VLAN
11 199 (4.24%) Skype
12 158 (3.36%) Unified Communications
13 156 (3.32%) Wi-Fi
14 131 (2.79%) Wireless
15 130 (2.77%) Network Security
16 112 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
17 77 (1.64%) NetScaler
18 73 (1.55%) Internet
19 68 (1.45%) MPLS
20 64 (1.36%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 395 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 181 (3.85%) Power BI
3 75 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
4 67 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
5 54 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (0.68%) MySQL
7 30 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (0.55%) Cosmos DB
9 23 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.23%) QlikView
12 11 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.21%) Tableau
14 9 (0.19%) MongoDB
15 8 (0.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
16 7 (0.15%) Oracle Database
17 6 (0.13%) NoSQL
17 6 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 111 (2.36%) JIRA
2 46 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
3 33 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (0.62%) Git (software)
5 23 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 23 (0.49%) Visual Studio
6 18 (0.38%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.11%) GitLab
8 5 (0.11%) MSI
8 5 (0.11%) Postman
9 4 (0.085%) InstallShield
9 4 (0.085%) NUnit
10 3 (0.064%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.064%) Metasploit
10 3 (0.064%) Snyk
10 3 (0.064%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.064%) WebScarab
10 3 (0.064%) xUnit.net
General
1 476 (10.14%) Finance
2 161 (3.43%) Public Sector
3 120 (2.56%) Law
4 106 (2.26%) Legal
5 91 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 86 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 80 (1.70%) Marketing
8 63 (1.34%) Banking
8 63 (1.34%) Retail
9 49 (1.04%) Digital Economy
10 37 (0.79%) Games
11 31 (0.66%) Electronics
12 25 (0.53%) Local Government
13 24 (0.51%) Back Office
14 21 (0.45%) French Language
15 20 (0.43%) German Language
16 17 (0.36%) Automotive
17 15 (0.32%) Advertising
17 15 (0.32%) Housing Association
18 12 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 819 (17.44%) Analyst
2 581 (12.37%) Support Engineer
3 567 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 465 (9.90%) IT Support
5 409 (8.71%) IT Engineer
6 377 (8.03%) Support Analyst
7 312 (6.64%) Consultant
8 264 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 262 (5.58%) Architect
10 252 (5.37%) IT Analyst
11 233 (4.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 197 (4.20%) IT Support Engineer
13 192 (4.09%) Service Analyst
14 190 (4.05%) Administrator
15 185 (3.94%) Service Desk Analyst
16 174 (3.71%) Azure Engineer
17 171 (3.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 171 (3.64%) Developer
18 158 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
19 157 (3.34%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (3.26%) .NET
2 77 (1.64%) Web Services
3 61 (1.30%) HTML
4 57 (1.21%) CSS
4 57 (1.21%) SAML
5 38 (0.81%) OAuth
6 28 (0.60%) JSON
7 22 (0.47%) ASP.NET
8 21 (0.45%) .NET Framework
9 20 (0.43%) React
9 20 (0.43%) REST
9 20 (0.43%) XML
10 14 (0.30%) jQuery
11 13 (0.28%) LDAP
11 13 (0.28%) RESTful
12 12 (0.26%) AngularJS
12 12 (0.26%) Middleware
12 12 (0.26%) Velocity
13 11 (0.23%) Node.js
13 11 (0.23%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 250 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 221 (4.71%) Data Centre
3 217 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 168 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
5 115 (2.45%) Driving Licence
6 106 (2.26%) Public Cloud
7 81 (1.72%) User Experience
8 75 (1.60%) Cyberthreat
9 74 (1.58%) Replication
10 66 (1.41%) Clustering
11 64 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
12 61 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
13 51 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
14 48 (1.02%) Private Cloud
15 41 (0.87%) PKI
16 33 (0.70%) Client/Server
17 27 (0.57%) Mobile App
18 26 (0.55%) Cyberattack
19 25 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 25 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2,755 (58.67%) Windows
2 1,584 (33.73%) Windows Server
3 1,003 (21.36%) Windows 10
4 427 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 343 (7.30%) Windows Server 2016
6 340 (7.24%) Linux
7 316 (6.73%) Windows 7
8 289 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 237 (5.05%) Windows Server 2019
10 98 (2.09%) Android
11 86 (1.83%) Mac OS
12 80 (1.70%) Windows 8
13 60 (1.28%) Apple iOS
14 57 (1.21%) Mac OS X
15 47 (1.00%) Unix
16 29 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
17 26 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 23 (0.49%) Ubuntu
19 12 (0.26%) Windows XP
20 11 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 879 (18.72%) ITIL
2 674 (14.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 504 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
4 416 (8.86%) Migration
5 355 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
6 311 (6.62%) Service Management
7 291 (6.20%) Project Management
8 285 (6.07%) DevOps
9 273 (5.81%) Project Delivery
10 260 (5.54%) Service Delivery
11 219 (4.66%) Incident Management
12 203 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
13 202 (4.30%) Information Security
13 202 (4.30%) Presales
14 189 (4.02%) Cybersecurity
14 189 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
15 188 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
16 187 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
17 185 (3.94%) Mentoring
18 179 (3.81%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 754 (16.06%) PowerShell
2 549 (11.69%) SQL
3 131 (2.79%) C#
4 92 (1.96%) JavaScript
5 74 (1.58%) Python
6 62 (1.32%) C
7 39 (0.83%) VB
8 29 (0.62%) T-SQL
8 29 (0.62%) VBScript
9 26 (0.55%) Bash Shell
10 25 (0.53%) VBA
11 23 (0.49%) Java
12 16 (0.34%) C++
12 16 (0.34%) TypeScript
13 11 (0.23%) PHP
14 8 (0.17%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.11%) Go
16 4 (0.085%) Perl
17 3 (0.064%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 2 (0.043%) DataFlex
Qualifications
1 426 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 263 (5.60%) Degree
3 247 (5.26%) MCSE
4 230 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
5 199 (4.24%) CCNA
6 114 (2.43%) MCSA
7 112 (2.39%) Security Cleared
8 107 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
9 101 (2.15%) CISSP
9 101 (2.15%) SC Cleared
10 80 (1.70%) CISM
11 71 (1.51%) MCP
12 60 (1.28%) CCNP
13 58 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 43 (0.92%) MCITP
15 42 (0.89%) A+ Certification
16 39 (0.83%) CISA
17 37 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 26 (0.55%) DBS Check
19 24 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 365 (7.77%) SLA
2 194 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 188 (4.00%) GDPR
4 61 (1.30%) QA
5 47 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 36 (0.77%) NIST
7 21 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 21 (0.45%) ITGC
7 21 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 20 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 20 (0.43%) HIPAA
9 19 (0.40%) COBIT
10 18 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 14 (0.30%) PMO
12 9 (0.19%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.15%) COSO
13 7 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.13%) BS25999
15 4 (0.085%) Disclosure Scotland
15 4 (0.085%) NIST 800
System Software
1 2,517 (53.60%) Active Directory
2 838 (17.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 713 (15.18%) Hyper-V
4 149 (3.17%) XenApp
5 142 (3.02%) vSphere
6 137 (2.92%) XenDesktop
7 108 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
7 108 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
8 103 (2.19%) Docker
9 80 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
10 51 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
11 38 (0.81%) BitLocker
12 34 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 26 (0.55%) Firmware
14 20 (0.43%) VMware Server
15 19 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
15 19 (0.40%) Terminal Services
16 15 (0.32%) NFS
17 13 (0.28%) pfSense
18 12 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 622 (13.25%) SCCM
2 536 (11.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 77 (1.64%) Ansible
4 66 (1.41%) SCOM
4 66 (1.41%) Terraform
5 64 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
6 54 (1.15%) Kubernetes
7 45 (0.96%) WSUS
8 43 (0.92%) Backup Exec
9 42 (0.89%) Puppet
10 40 (0.85%) NetBackup
11 37 (0.79%) vCenter Server
12 31 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
13 29 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
14 28 (0.60%) Jamf Pro
15 25 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 23 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
17 22 (0.47%) AirWatch
18 21 (0.45%) Nagios
18 21 (0.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2,988 (63.63%) Microsoft
2 1,414 (30.11%) VMware
3 638 (13.59%) Citrix
4 567 (12.07%) Cisco
5 252 (5.37%) Veeam
6 173 (3.68%) HP
7 146 (3.11%) Apple
8 144 (3.07%) Meraki
9 127 (2.70%) Dell
10 122 (2.60%) ServiceNow
11 113 (2.41%) Sophos
12 105 (2.24%) Google
13 90 (1.92%) NetApp
14 80 (1.70%) SonicWALL
15 74 (1.58%) Avaya
16 73 (1.55%) SolarWinds
17 66 (1.41%) SAP
18 65 (1.38%) Symantec
19 61 (1.30%) Oracle
20 59 (1.26%) EMC