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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 25 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 67 45 36
Rank change year-on-year -22 -9 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 8,611 6,054 5,180
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.88% 5.79% 6.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.99% 13.65% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 6,955 5,286 4,423
10th Percentile £24,950 £24,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £29,750 £30,750 £30,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - - +6.25%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £38,000 £37,713
% change year-on-year -5.26% +0.76% +0.57%

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 78,366 44,363 28,996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.45% 42.44% 36.17%
Number of salaries quoted 38,983 32,858 23,790
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,246
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £93,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 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
England -13 7,698 £42,337 -0.38% 1,475
UK excluding London -8 4,905 £36,000 -5.26% 1,207
Work from Home -21 3,196 £45,000 - 481
London -16 3,081 £50,915 -3.02% 366
South East -2 1,365 £37,500 -6.25% 244
North of England -7 1,317 £34,000 -9.33% 396
Midlands -12 770 £40,000 - 182
North West -14 695 £35,000 -15.66% 193
East of England -6 567 £37,000 -7.50% 135
Yorkshire -3 529 £32,500 -7.14% 151
South West -2 483 £35,000 - 152
West Midlands -19 470 £42,500 - 107
East Midlands -2 295 £32,500 -13.33% 75
Scotland -32 273 £36,000 +5.88% 59
North East -20 91 £33,500 -4.29% 52
Wales -37 90 £37,500 +7.14% 30
Northern Ireland +37 70 £37,500 -6.25% 14

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 5,668 (65.82%) Microsoft
2 4,896 (56.86%) Windows
3 4,536 (52.68%) Active Directory
4 4,337 (50.37%) Azure
5 2,597 (30.16%) Social Skills
6 2,333 (27.09%) Windows Server
7 1,909 (22.17%) SharePoint
8 1,906 (22.13%) ITIL
9 1,878 (21.81%) Windows 10
10 1,843 (21.40%) VMware
11 1,447 (16.80%) Microsoft Office
12 1,392 (16.17%) Firewall
13 1,290 (14.98%) Azure Active Directory
14 1,270 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
15 1,248 (14.49%) DNS
16 1,247 (14.48%) Finance
17 1,209 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
18 1,203 (13.97%) PowerShell
19 1,157 (13.44%) Microsoft Intune
20 1,124 (13.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 1,092 (12.68%) SCCM
22 1,038 (12.05%) DHCP
23 985 (11.44%) Agile
24 980 (11.38%) AWS
25 944 (10.96%) Cisco
26 874 (10.15%) Citrix
27 866 (10.06%) WAN
28 841 (9.77%) SQL
29 833 (9.67%) MS Exchange
30 821 (9.53%) Project Management

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 1,909 (22.17%) SharePoint
2 833 (9.67%) MS Exchange
3 217 (2.52%) IIS
4 121 (1.41%) Skype for Business
5 86 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 71 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 68 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 63 (0.73%) Confluence
9 52 (0.60%) CMS
10 26 (0.30%) WordPress
11 25 (0.29%) Apache
12 17 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
13 16 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
13 16 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
14 14 (0.16%) Tomcat
15 12 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
16 11 (0.13%) Umbraco
17 10 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 10 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1,447 (16.80%) Microsoft Office
2 346 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 160 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 145 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 107 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
6 31 (0.36%) Chatbot
7 30 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 20 (0.23%) Acrobat
8 20 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 9 (0.10%) AutoCAD
11 7 (0.081%) InDesign
11 7 (0.081%) Photoshop
12 5 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.046%) Adobe After Effects
13 4 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.046%) Adobe XD
14 3 (0.035%) Revit
14 3 (0.035%) Sketch
14 3 (0.035%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 139 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
3 49 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 27 (0.31%) NetSuite
5 25 (0.29%) Magento
6 20 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 15 (0.17%) Sage 200
8 14 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 14 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 12 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 11 (0.13%) Line 50
11 10 (0.12%) Visualfiles
12 8 (0.093%) Carpe Diem
13 7 (0.081%) Elite 3E
13 7 (0.081%) MetaTrader
13 7 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
14 6 (0.070%) Oracle ERP
15 5 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
15 5 (0.058%) Shopify
16 4 (0.046%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4,337 (50.37%) Azure
2 1,290 (14.98%) Azure Active Directory
3 980 (11.38%) AWS
4 809 (9.39%) Power Platform
5 583 (6.77%) OneDrive
6 562 (6.53%) SaaS
7 417 (4.84%) IaaS
8 396 (4.60%) PaaS
9 331 (3.84%) Dynamics 365
10 293 (3.40%) PowerApps
11 271 (3.15%) Mimecast
12 227 (2.64%) Power Automate
13 161 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
14 155 (1.80%) Azure Sentinel
15 149 (1.73%) Google Workspace
16 83 (0.96%) GCP
17 74 (0.86%) Azure Logic Apps
18 62 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
18 62 (0.72%) Yammer
19 57 (0.66%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 1,392 (16.17%) Firewall
2 1,248 (14.49%) DNS
3 1,038 (12.05%) DHCP
4 866 (10.06%) WAN
5 795 (9.23%) LAN
6 729 (8.47%) VPN
7 673 (7.82%) TCP/IP
8 416 (4.83%) SAN
9 333 (3.87%) Wireless
10 330 (3.83%) Wi-Fi
11 317 (3.68%) VLAN
12 287 (3.33%) VoIP
13 249 (2.89%) Network Security
14 214 (2.49%) Internet
15 206 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
16 163 (1.89%) Skype
17 128 (1.49%) SD-WAN
18 109 (1.27%) NAS
19 106 (1.23%) Unified Communications
20 101 (1.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 733 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 425 (4.94%) Power BI
3 103 (1.20%) MySQL
4 75 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
5 71 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 67 (0.78%) Big Data
6 67 (0.78%) NoSQL
7 65 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
8 63 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
9 56 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
10 49 (0.57%) Data Lake
10 49 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 47 (0.55%) MongoDB
12 41 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 41 (0.48%) HDInsight
13 37 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 29 (0.34%) MariaDB
15 27 (0.31%) InfluxDB
15 27 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 22 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 210 (2.44%) JIRA
2 113 (1.31%) Git (software)
3 72 (0.84%) Visual Studio
4 63 (0.73%) Jenkins
5 38 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (0.38%) Bitbucket
7 17 (0.20%) MSI
7 17 (0.20%) TeamCity
8 15 (0.17%) Burp Suite
8 15 (0.17%) Emacs
8 15 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 13 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (0.13%) Chocolatey
10 11 (0.13%) Subversion
11 9 (0.10%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.093%) Visual Studio Code
13 7 (0.081%) GCC
13 7 (0.081%) GitLab
13 7 (0.081%) Mercurial
13 7 (0.081%) Postman
General
1 2,597 (30.16%) Social Skills
2 1,247 (14.48%) Finance
3 710 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
4 419 (4.87%) Legal
5 378 (4.39%) Law
6 338 (3.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 305 (3.54%) Manufacturing
8 298 (3.46%) Public Sector
9 281 (3.26%) Retail
10 238 (2.76%) Organisational Skills
11 223 (2.59%) Telecoms
12 198 (2.30%) Marketing
13 190 (2.21%) Presentation Skills
14 156 (1.81%) Banking
15 129 (1.50%) Advertising
16 128 (1.49%) Documentation Skills
17 94 (1.09%) Games
18 86 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
19 84 (0.98%) Influencing Skills
20 77 (0.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,742 (20.23%) Analyst
2 1,091 (12.67%) IT Support
3 1,080 (12.54%) Support Engineer
4 935 (10.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 812 (9.43%) Support Analyst
6 771 (8.95%) IT Engineer
7 653 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
8 518 (6.02%) IT Analyst
9 463 (5.38%) Service Analyst
10 438 (5.09%) IT Support Engineer
11 401 (4.66%) Service Desk Analyst
12 379 (4.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 378 (4.39%) Architect
14 363 (4.22%) Desktop Support
15 357 (4.15%) Consultant
16 340 (3.95%) IT Manager
17 328 (3.81%) IT Support Analyst
18 300 (3.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 274 (3.18%) 1st Line Support
20 271 (3.15%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (2.75%) .NET
2 137 (1.59%) HTML
3 106 (1.23%) CSS
4 91 (1.06%) React
5 79 (0.92%) ASP.NET
6 72 (0.84%) Web Services
7 68 (0.79%) .NET Framework
7 68 (0.79%) REST
8 65 (0.75%) SAML
9 56 (0.65%) JSON
10 50 (0.58%) LDAP
11 49 (0.57%) EDI
12 45 (0.52%) COM
13 38 (0.44%) Entity Framework
14 37 (0.43%) XML
15 32 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web API
15 32 (0.37%) HTML5
16 30 (0.35%) OAuth
17 29 (0.34%) Middleware
18 27 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 442 (5.13%) Data Centre
2 415 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
3 366 (4.25%) Management Information System
4 222 (2.58%) User Experience
5 203 (2.36%) Driving Licence
6 193 (2.24%) Public Cloud
7 147 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
8 128 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 123 (1.43%) Clustering
10 107 (1.24%) Smartphone
11 104 (1.21%) Replication
12 99 (1.15%) NHS
13 96 (1.11%) IoT
14 93 (1.08%) PKI
15 91 (1.06%) iPhone
16 71 (0.82%) Private Cloud
17 63 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
18 59 (0.69%) Cloud Native
19 56 (0.65%) Virtual Team
20 55 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4,896 (56.86%) Windows
2 2,333 (27.09%) Windows Server
3 1,878 (21.81%) Windows 10
4 643 (7.47%) Linux
5 573 (6.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 512 (5.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 427 (4.96%) Windows Server 2019
8 328 (3.81%) Windows 7
9 307 (3.57%) Android
10 287 (3.33%) Mac OS
11 266 (3.09%) Apple iOS
12 248 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 97 (1.13%) Windows 8
14 93 (1.08%) Mac OS X
15 77 (0.89%) Ubuntu
16 75 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
17 64 (0.74%) Unix
18 51 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 49 (0.57%) CentOS
20 48 (0.56%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,906 (22.13%) ITIL
2 1,270 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
3 1,124 (13.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 985 (11.44%) Agile
5 821 (9.53%) Project Management
6 716 (8.31%) Service Delivery
7 694 (8.06%) Cybersecurity
8 663 (7.70%) Migration
9 643 (7.47%) DevOps
10 632 (7.34%) Service Management
11 559 (6.49%) Project Delivery
12 533 (6.19%) Mentoring
13 507 (5.89%) Change Management
14 478 (5.55%) Information Security
15 472 (5.48%) ITSM
16 459 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
17 428 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
18 399 (4.63%) Incident Management
19 397 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
20 362 (4.20%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1,203 (13.97%) PowerShell
2 841 (9.77%) SQL
3 251 (2.91%) Python
4 240 (2.79%) C#
5 150 (1.74%) JavaScript
6 109 (1.27%) Bash
7 106 (1.23%) C
8 102 (1.18%) Java
9 78 (0.91%) TypeScript
10 55 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 51 (0.59%) VBScript
12 43 (0.50%) VBA
13 34 (0.39%) PHP
14 26 (0.30%) VB
15 24 (0.28%) Perl
16 15 (0.17%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.16%) Bicep
18 12 (0.14%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.12%) Go
20 9 (0.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 731 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 668 (7.76%) Degree
3 343 (3.98%) Security Cleared
4 299 (3.47%) SC Cleared
5 291 (3.38%) MCSE
6 275 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
7 223 (2.59%) CCNA
8 175 (2.03%) MCSA
9 167 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
10 136 (1.58%) CISSP
11 129 (1.50%) MCP
12 119 (1.38%) A+ Certification
13 105 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 98 (1.14%) DBS Check
15 82 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
16 75 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 70 (0.81%) CCNP
18 62 (0.72%) PMI Certification
19 59 (0.69%) CISM
20 57 (0.66%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 780 (9.06%) SLA
2 419 (4.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 313 (3.63%) GDPR
4 235 (2.73%) Cyber Essentials
5 135 (1.57%) QA
6 108 (1.25%) NIST
7 104 (1.21%) PCI DSS
8 92 (1.07%) PMO
9 89 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 59 (0.69%) NCSC
11 28 (0.33%) SOC 2
12 27 (0.31%) Data Quality
13 26 (0.30%) GRC
14 25 (0.29%) HIPAA
15 24 (0.28%) ISO 9001
16 21 (0.24%) SOC 1
17 20 (0.23%) Accessibility
18 17 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 15 (0.17%) COBIT
20 13 (0.15%) NIST 800
System Software
1 4,536 (52.68%) Active Directory
2 1,209 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 803 (9.33%) Hyper-V
4 270 (3.14%) vSphere
5 255 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
6 197 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 141 (1.64%) XenApp
8 121 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
9 111 (1.29%) Docker
10 103 (1.20%) XenDesktop
11 101 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
12 64 (0.74%) BitLocker
13 50 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 46 (0.53%) Terminal Services
15 41 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
16 36 (0.42%) Firmware
17 31 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 22 (0.26%) VMware NSX
19 13 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
20 12 (0.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1,157 (13.44%) Microsoft Intune
2 1,092 (12.68%) SCCM
3 221 (2.57%) Terraform
4 168 (1.95%) Jamf Pro
5 157 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
6 143 (1.66%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 131 (1.52%) WSUS
8 130 (1.51%) Kubernetes
9 117 (1.36%) Ansible
10 115 (1.34%) vCenter Server
11 114 (1.32%) SCOM
12 90 (1.05%) FortiGate
13 57 (0.66%) Puppet
14 48 (0.56%) Backup Exec
15 42 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
16 38 (0.44%) CASB
17 32 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
18 30 (0.35%) Nagios
19 28 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
19 28 (0.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 5,668 (65.82%) Microsoft
2 1,843 (21.40%) VMware
3 944 (10.96%) Cisco
4 874 (10.15%) Citrix
5 388 (4.51%) Apple
6 350 (4.06%) Veeam
7 294 (3.41%) ServiceNow
8 286 (3.32%) Google
9 278 (3.23%) Meraki
10 262 (3.04%) HP
11 207 (2.40%) Sophos
12 193 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
13 165 (1.92%) Dell
14 161 (1.87%) Adobe
15 145 (1.68%) Oracle
16 106 (1.23%) SAP
17 105 (1.22%) NetApp
17 105 (1.22%) SolarWinds
18 92 (1.07%) iManage
19 90 (1.05%) Palo Alto