Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 47 34 34
Rank change year-on-year -13 0 +30
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 7,505 3,321 9,082
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.90% 6.69% 6.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.60% 16.50% 20.62%
Number of salaries quoted 6,467 2,903 7,868
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £45,000 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.78% +16.88% -3.75%
75th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

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 55,180 20,126 44,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.41% 40.55% 32.14%
Number of salaries quoted 38,378 17,112 36,389
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 28 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft 365 in the UK

Microsoft 365
Top 17 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 28 October 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 -13 6,684 £40,000 -11.11% 1,891
UK excluding London +1 4,844 £37,500 - 1,525
London -28 2,235 £52,500 -4.55% 499
South East -3 1,314 £38,750 -8.82% 349
Work from Home -33 1,307 £50,000 - 277
North of England +3 1,240 £35,000 -6.67% 452
Midlands +8 833 £39,250 +4.67% 270
North West +25 685 £36,250 -3.33% 251
West Midlands +4 533 £42,500 +13.33% 143
South West +2 517 £32,500 -13.33% 135
East of England 0 482 £34,000 -5.56% 184
Yorkshire -10 473 £37,500 -1.96% 153
Scotland +13 365 £42,000 -11.30% 88
East Midlands +16 291 £37,500 - 126
Wales -15 119 £31,575 -5.75% 45
North East -17 82 £32,500 - 48
Northern Ireland -40 4 £30,000 -40.00% 4

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 4,898 (65.26%) Microsoft
2 4,209 (56.08%) Windows
3 4,105 (54.70%) Azure
4 3,880 (51.70%) Active Directory
5 2,220 (29.58%) Social Skills
6 2,111 (28.13%) Windows Server
7 1,851 (24.66%) Windows 10
8 1,795 (23.92%) VMware
9 1,698 (22.62%) SharePoint
10 1,489 (19.84%) ITIL
11 1,388 (18.49%) Firewall
12 1,282 (17.08%) Microsoft Office
13 1,212 (16.15%) PowerShell
14 1,163 (15.50%) Microsoft Intune
15 1,102 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1,053 (14.03%) Hyper-V
17 1,035 (13.79%) Azure Active Directory
18 998 (13.30%) Finance
19 990 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
20 985 (13.12%) DNS
21 975 (12.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 887 (11.82%) SQL
23 868 (11.57%) SCCM
24 841 (11.21%) DHCP
25 799 (10.65%) AWS
26 773 (10.30%) MS Exchange
27 772 (10.29%) Power Platform
28 765 (10.19%) Cisco
29 747 (9.95%) WAN
30 742 (9.89%) LAN

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 1,698 (22.62%) SharePoint
2 773 (10.30%) MS Exchange
3 211 (2.81%) IIS
4 103 (1.37%) Skype for Business
5 89 (1.19%) Confluence
6 88 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 79 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 70 (0.93%) CMS
9 29 (0.39%) Tomcat
10 27 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
11 26 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
12 23 (0.31%) Drupal
13 22 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
14 21 (0.28%) Apache
14 21 (0.28%) WordPress
15 19 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 17 (0.23%) SAS
17 16 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
18 13 (0.17%) Umbraco
19 12 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1,282 (17.08%) Microsoft Office
2 208 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 136 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 38 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 16 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 12 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 10 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
10 7 (0.093%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.093%) Revit
11 6 (0.080%) MicroStation
12 5 (0.067%) SPSS
13 4 (0.053%) Camtasia
13 4 (0.053%) SketchUp
13 4 (0.053%) Stata
14 3 (0.040%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.040%) Snagit
15 2 (0.027%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 148 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.55%) Sentinel
3 33 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 31 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 25 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 24 (0.32%) NetSuite
7 22 (0.29%) SAP Business One
8 21 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
9 15 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
10 13 (0.17%) Elite 3E
10 13 (0.17%) Sage 200
11 9 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
12 6 (0.080%) BambooHR
12 6 (0.080%) IBM Planning Analytics
13 5 (0.067%) Relativity
13 5 (0.067%) Unica
13 5 (0.067%) Visualfiles
14 4 (0.053%) Magento
14 4 (0.053%) Oracle Payables
14 4 (0.053%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 4,105 (54.70%) Azure
2 1,035 (13.79%) Azure Active Directory
3 799 (10.65%) AWS
4 772 (10.29%) Power Platform
5 497 (6.62%) OneDrive
6 395 (5.26%) PowerApps
7 373 (4.97%) IaaS
8 345 (4.60%) Dynamics 365
9 342 (4.56%) SaaS
10 335 (4.46%) PaaS
11 296 (3.94%) Power Automate
12 210 (2.80%) Mimecast
13 126 (1.68%) GCP
14 104 (1.39%) Google Workspace
15 90 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
16 84 (1.12%) Azure Logic Apps
16 84 (1.12%) Azure Sentinel
17 76 (1.01%) Yammer
18 69 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
19 40 (0.53%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 1,388 (18.49%) Firewall
2 985 (13.12%) DNS
3 841 (11.21%) DHCP
4 747 (9.95%) WAN
5 742 (9.89%) LAN
6 717 (9.55%) VPN
7 601 (8.01%) TCP/IP
8 372 (4.96%) SAN
9 335 (4.46%) VoIP
10 316 (4.21%) Wi-Fi
11 307 (4.09%) VLAN
12 275 (3.66%) Wireless
13 169 (2.25%) Network Security
14 166 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
15 163 (2.17%) Unified Communications
16 153 (2.04%) Internet
17 152 (2.03%) Skype
18 100 (1.33%) SSL
19 99 (1.32%) MPLS
20 77 (1.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 612 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 423 (5.64%) Power BI
3 102 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 83 (1.11%) Data Lake
5 70 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
6 68 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 66 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
8 62 (0.83%) Big Data
9 59 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
9 59 (0.79%) MySQL
10 49 (0.65%) MongoDB
11 47 (0.63%) HDInsight
12 46 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
12 46 (0.61%) NoSQL
13 45 (0.60%) Tableau
14 42 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
15 33 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 31 (0.41%) Oracle Database
16 31 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
17 26 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 209 (2.78%) JIRA
2 70 (0.93%) Visual Studio
3 64 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 34 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (0.41%) Jenkins
6 25 (0.33%) Subversion
7 22 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 20 (0.27%) Bitbucket
9 15 (0.20%) Selenium
10 12 (0.16%) TeamCity
11 11 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 9 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.11%) WebDriver
14 7 (0.093%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.093%) Moq
14 7 (0.093%) MSI
15 4 (0.053%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (0.053%) SpecFlow
15 4 (0.053%) Zephyr
16 3 (0.040%) SonarQube
General
1 2,220 (29.58%) Social Skills
2 998 (13.30%) Finance
3 500 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
4 283 (3.77%) Law
4 283 (3.77%) Organisational Skills
5 252 (3.36%) Public Sector
6 245 (3.26%) Legal
6 245 (3.26%) Retail
7 243 (3.24%) Manufacturing
8 169 (2.25%) Telecoms
9 145 (1.93%) Marketing
10 127 (1.69%) Banking
11 114 (1.52%) Presentation Skills
12 107 (1.43%) Documentation Skills
13 81 (1.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 66 (0.88%) Back Office
15 59 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
16 56 (0.75%) Digital Economy
17 50 (0.67%) Electronics
18 48 (0.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,371 (18.27%) Analyst
2 1,065 (14.19%) Support Engineer
3 996 (13.27%) IT Support
4 788 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 720 (9.59%) IT Engineer
6 589 (7.85%) Support Analyst
7 483 (6.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 473 (6.30%) Consultant
9 454 (6.05%) Service Analyst
10 453 (6.04%) IT Support Engineer
11 440 (5.86%) Service Desk Analyst
12 435 (5.80%) IT Analyst
13 355 (4.73%) Architect
13 355 (4.73%) IT Manager
14 331 (4.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 299 (3.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 275 (3.66%) IT Support Analyst
17 258 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support
18 253 (3.37%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
19 248 (3.30%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (3.41%) .NET
2 155 (2.07%) HTML
3 114 (1.52%) Web Services
4 101 (1.35%) CSS
5 84 (1.12%) JSON
6 58 (0.77%) React
7 49 (0.65%) REST
8 48 (0.64%) SAML
9 46 (0.61%) jQuery
10 44 (0.59%) ASP.NET
11 42 (0.56%) .NET Core
12 40 (0.53%) XML
13 36 (0.48%) LDAP
14 32 (0.43%) ARM Templates
15 24 (0.32%) .NET Framework
16 22 (0.29%) OAuth
16 22 (0.29%) YAML
17 21 (0.28%) AngularJS
18 18 (0.24%) HTML5
19 17 (0.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 461 (6.14%) Data Centre
2 373 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
3 332 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 231 (3.08%) Public Cloud
5 229 (3.05%) Driving Licence
6 154 (2.05%) User Experience
7 152 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
8 96 (1.28%) Clustering
9 89 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
10 84 (1.12%) Replication
11 81 (1.08%) iPhone
12 78 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
13 73 (0.97%) PKI
14 71 (0.95%) Private Cloud
15 70 (0.93%) Smartphone
16 64 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
17 55 (0.73%) Virtual Team
18 51 (0.68%) CMDB
19 49 (0.65%) EPoS
19 49 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4,209 (56.08%) Windows
2 2,111 (28.13%) Windows Server
3 1,851 (24.66%) Windows 10
4 637 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 535 (7.13%) Linux
6 481 (6.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 477 (6.36%) Windows Server 2019
8 385 (5.13%) Windows 7
9 255 (3.40%) Android
10 252 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 248 (3.30%) Apple iOS
12 197 (2.62%) Mac OS
13 121 (1.61%) Windows 8
14 115 (1.53%) Mac OS X
15 58 (0.77%) Unix
16 53 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
17 52 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 36 (0.48%) CentOS
19 29 (0.39%) Ubuntu
20 25 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,489 (19.84%) ITIL
2 990 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
3 975 (12.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 601 (8.01%) Service Delivery
5 588 (7.83%) Migration
6 587 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
7 533 (7.10%) Cybersecurity
8 519 (6.92%) DevOps
9 513 (6.84%) Project Management
10 458 (6.10%) Mentoring
11 440 (5.86%) Service Management
12 415 (5.53%) Information Security
12 415 (5.53%) Project Delivery
13 398 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
14 365 (4.86%) CRM
14 365 (4.86%) Presales
15 341 (4.54%) Disaster Recovery
16 337 (4.49%) ITSM
17 330 (4.40%) Change Management
18 324 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,212 (16.15%) PowerShell
2 887 (11.82%) SQL
3 209 (2.78%) C#
4 187 (2.49%) Python
5 158 (2.11%) JavaScript
6 91 (1.21%) Bash Shell
7 73 (0.97%) Java
8 68 (0.91%) C
9 65 (0.87%) PHP
10 60 (0.80%) T-SQL
11 56 (0.75%) TypeScript
12 33 (0.44%) Shell Script
13 30 (0.40%) VBScript
14 21 (0.28%) VB
15 16 (0.21%) VBA
16 15 (0.20%) Perl
17 13 (0.17%) Ruby
17 13 (0.17%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.15%) R
19 8 (0.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 610 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 485 (6.46%) Degree
3 280 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
4 265 (3.53%) MCSE
5 228 (3.04%) CCNA
6 209 (2.78%) Security Cleared
7 174 (2.32%) MCSA
8 157 (2.09%) SC Cleared
9 150 (2.00%) MCP
10 106 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
11 99 (1.32%) CISSP
12 89 (1.19%) A+ Certification
12 89 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
13 75 (1.00%) MCITP
14 63 (0.84%) CCNP
14 63 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 61 (0.81%) CISM
16 55 (0.73%) DBS Check
17 46 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 44 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 656 (8.74%) SLA
2 254 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 229 (3.05%) GDPR
4 136 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials
5 63 (0.84%) QA
6 55 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 46 (0.61%) NIST
7 46 (0.61%) PMO
8 41 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 22 (0.29%) Data Quality
10 18 (0.24%) NCSC
11 15 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 12 (0.16%) GRC
13 10 (0.13%) ISO 22301
14 9 (0.12%) Accessibility
14 9 (0.12%) COBIT
15 8 (0.11%) HIPAA
16 7 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 6 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 5 (0.067%) GxP
System Software
1 3,880 (51.70%) Active Directory
2 1,102 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,053 (14.03%) Hyper-V
4 234 (3.12%) vSphere
5 152 (2.03%) Virtual Desktop
6 134 (1.79%) XenApp
7 115 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
8 109 (1.45%) XenDesktop
9 90 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
10 88 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
11 64 (0.85%) BitLocker
12 56 (0.75%) Docker
13 40 (0.53%) Terminal Services
14 31 (0.41%) VMware Server
15 26 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
16 24 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 18 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
18 17 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 14 (0.19%) Firmware
20 13 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,163 (15.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 868 (11.57%) SCCM
3 189 (2.52%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 147 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
5 137 (1.83%) WSUS
6 126 (1.68%) Jamf Pro
6 126 (1.68%) Terraform
7 74 (0.99%) Ansible
8 72 (0.96%) SCOM
9 67 (0.89%) Kubernetes
10 52 (0.69%) AirWatch
11 49 (0.65%) Backup Exec
11 49 (0.65%) FortiGate
11 49 (0.65%) Puppet
12 30 (0.40%) vCenter Server
13 24 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
14 22 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
14 22 (0.29%) Nessus
15 21 (0.28%) Rancher
16 18 (0.24%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4,898 (65.26%) Microsoft
2 1,795 (23.92%) VMware
3 765 (10.19%) Cisco
4 721 (9.61%) Citrix
5 386 (5.14%) Apple
6 337 (4.49%) Veeam
7 262 (3.49%) ServiceNow
8 237 (3.16%) HP
9 231 (3.08%) Meraki
10 179 (2.39%) Google
11 173 (2.31%) Dell
12 170 (2.27%) Sophos
13 141 (1.88%) Adobe
14 137 (1.83%) Oracle
15 128 (1.71%) SAP
16 111 (1.48%) iManage
17 108 (1.44%) NetApp
18 100 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
19 95 (1.27%) Palo Alto
20 89 (1.19%) SonicWALL