Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 43 35 30
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5 +27
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 8,120 4,173 8,852
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.34% 6.59% 7.03%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.55% 15.99% 20.78%
Number of salaries quoted 6,837 3,599 7,645
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £29,250 £29,750 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,072 £42,500 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.01% +8.97% -2.50%
75th Percentile £59,750 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £74,100 £72,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -2.70%

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 55,792 26,104 42,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.57% 41.25% 33.85%
Number of salaries quoted 38,000 22,254 35,059
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £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 £97,500 £90,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 23 January 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 23 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
England -4 7,158 £40,327 -5.11% 1,767
UK excluding London -1 4,901 £36,000 -4.00% 1,443
London -14 2,634 £51,500 -1.90% 453
Work from Home -7 1,588 £50,000 +5.26% 277
South East +3 1,390 £38,000 - 342
North of England -5 1,212 £35,000 -4.11% 441
Midlands -2 828 £37,500 - 254
North West +14 669 £35,583 -5.11% 228
West Midlands -5 533 £40,000 +6.67% 127
East of England -2 532 £33,000 -12.00% 155
South West 0 484 £34,500 -6.76% 116
Yorkshire -13 481 £35,500 +1.43% 171
Scotland +18 343 £35,000 -12.50% 94
East Midlands -2 286 £35,000 -6.67% 126
Wales -19 107 £28,000 -19.42% 30
North East -32 62 £32,500 - 42
Northern Ireland - 25 £36,500 - 11

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 5,209 (64.15%) Microsoft
2 4,675 (57.57%) Windows
3 4,366 (53.77%) Azure
4 4,323 (53.24%) Active Directory
5 2,366 (29.14%) Social Skills
6 2,268 (27.93%) Windows Server
7 2,044 (25.17%) Windows 10
8 1,902 (23.42%) VMware
9 1,766 (21.75%) SharePoint
10 1,670 (20.57%) ITIL
11 1,425 (17.55%) Firewall
12 1,302 (16.03%) Microsoft Office
13 1,250 (15.39%) Finance
14 1,239 (15.26%) PowerShell
15 1,178 (14.51%) Azure Active Directory
16 1,172 (14.43%) Problem-Solving
17 1,139 (14.03%) VMware Infrastructure
18 1,103 (13.58%) Microsoft Intune
19 1,031 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 1,026 (12.64%) DNS
21 971 (11.96%) SCCM
22 952 (11.72%) SQL
23 921 (11.34%) AWS
24 899 (11.07%) Hyper-V
25 892 (10.99%) DHCP
26 890 (10.96%) Citrix
27 835 (10.28%) LAN
28 832 (10.25%) WAN
29 819 (10.09%) Cisco
30 812 (10.00%) MS Exchange

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 1,766 (21.75%) SharePoint
2 812 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 203 (2.50%) IIS
4 106 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 106 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 91 (1.12%) Skype for Business
6 83 (1.02%) CMS
7 66 (0.81%) Confluence
8 63 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
9 37 (0.46%) Tomcat
10 33 (0.41%) WordPress
11 26 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
12 24 (0.30%) Drupal
12 24 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
13 23 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
14 19 (0.23%) Umbraco
15 18 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
16 15 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 14 (0.17%) SAS
18 13 (0.16%) Apache
Applications
1 1,302 (16.03%) Microsoft Office
2 267 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 128 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 45 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.44%) Chatbot
7 18 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 15 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 11 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 11 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 11 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 8 (0.099%) AutoCAD
12 6 (0.074%) Camtasia
13 4 (0.049%) SketchUp
13 4 (0.049%) SPSS
13 4 (0.049%) Stata
14 3 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.037%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 147 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.48%) Sentinel
3 36 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 31 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 30 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
6 28 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 22 (0.27%) NetSuite
8 18 (0.22%) SAP Business One
9 13 (0.16%) Visualfiles
10 12 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
11 10 (0.12%) Workfront
12 9 (0.11%) Sage 200
13 8 (0.099%) Dynamics GP
13 8 (0.099%) Elite 3E
14 4 (0.049%) Academy Housing
14 4 (0.049%) BambooHR
14 4 (0.049%) Cognos Controller
14 4 (0.049%) IBM Planning Analytics
14 4 (0.049%) Misys Midas
14 4 (0.049%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4,366 (53.77%) Azure
2 1,178 (14.51%) Azure Active Directory
3 921 (11.34%) AWS
4 811 (9.99%) Power Platform
5 578 (7.12%) OneDrive
6 397 (4.89%) IaaS
7 384 (4.73%) SaaS
8 365 (4.50%) PaaS
9 358 (4.41%) PowerApps
10 320 (3.94%) Dynamics 365
11 241 (2.97%) Power Automate
12 191 (2.35%) Mimecast
13 122 (1.50%) Google Workspace
14 115 (1.42%) GCP
15 101 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
16 90 (1.11%) Azure Sentinel
17 81 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
18 72 (0.89%) Azure Monitor
18 72 (0.89%) Yammer
19 68 (0.84%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1,425 (17.55%) Firewall
2 1,026 (12.64%) DNS
3 892 (10.99%) DHCP
4 835 (10.28%) LAN
5 832 (10.25%) WAN
6 755 (9.30%) VPN
7 626 (7.71%) TCP/IP
8 394 (4.85%) VoIP
9 363 (4.47%) SAN
10 326 (4.01%) VLAN
11 304 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
12 277 (3.41%) Wireless
13 256 (3.15%) Remote Desktop
14 198 (2.44%) Network Security
15 149 (1.83%) Unified Communications
16 142 (1.75%) Internet
17 140 (1.72%) Skype
18 107 (1.32%) SSL
19 91 (1.12%) NAS
20 87 (1.07%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 693 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 456 (5.62%) Power BI
3 140 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 107 (1.32%) Data Lake
5 106 (1.31%) MySQL
6 104 (1.28%) Big Data
7 96 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
7 96 (1.18%) MongoDB
8 95 (1.17%) NoSQL
9 90 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 90 (1.11%) HDInsight
10 66 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 62 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
12 54 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
13 48 (0.59%) MariaDB
14 45 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
14 45 (0.55%) InfluxDB
15 40 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
16 39 (0.48%) Oracle Database
17 38 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 163 (2.01%) JIRA
2 113 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 60 (0.74%) Jenkins
4 58 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 38 (0.47%) Subversion
6 37 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 18 (0.22%) Bitbucket
9 17 (0.21%) TeamCity
10 14 (0.17%) MSI
11 13 (0.16%) Postman
12 12 (0.15%) Selenium
13 11 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (0.086%) Burp Suite
14 7 (0.086%) CircleCI
14 7 (0.086%) Emacs
15 6 (0.074%) NUnit
15 6 (0.074%) WebDriver
16 5 (0.062%) GitLab
16 5 (0.062%) REST Assured
General
1 2,366 (29.14%) Social Skills
2 1,250 (15.39%) Finance
3 575 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
4 305 (3.76%) Public Sector
5 303 (3.73%) Legal
6 299 (3.68%) Manufacturing
7 292 (3.60%) Organisational Skills
8 289 (3.56%) Law
9 242 (2.98%) Retail
10 234 (2.88%) Marketing
11 193 (2.38%) Telecoms
12 181 (2.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 166 (2.04%) Documentation Skills
14 152 (1.87%) Banking
15 122 (1.50%) Presentation Skills
16 105 (1.29%) Back Office
17 72 (0.89%) Influencing Skills
18 70 (0.86%) Local Government
19 68 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
20 59 (0.73%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,619 (19.94%) Analyst
2 1,148 (14.14%) IT Support
3 1,070 (13.18%) Support Engineer
4 856 (10.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 804 (9.90%) IT Engineer
6 743 (9.15%) Support Analyst
7 532 (6.55%) 2nd Line Support
8 524 (6.45%) IT Analyst
9 508 (6.26%) IT Support Engineer
10 487 (6.00%) Service Analyst
11 461 (5.68%) Consultant
12 453 (5.58%) Service Desk Analyst
13 418 (5.15%) Architect
14 366 (4.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 348 (4.29%) IT Manager
16 341 (4.20%) IT Support Analyst
17 293 (3.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 280 (3.45%) Desktop Support
19 274 (3.37%) Developer
20 230 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (3.58%) .NET
2 162 (2.00%) HTML
3 129 (1.59%) CSS
4 98 (1.21%) React
5 83 (1.02%) JSON
6 80 (0.99%) ASP.NET
7 65 (0.80%) Web Services
8 60 (0.74%) REST
9 57 (0.70%) LDAP
10 52 (0.64%) SAML
11 47 (0.58%) .NET Core
11 47 (0.58%) jQuery
12 41 (0.50%) .NET Framework
13 38 (0.47%) HTML5
14 36 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
15 34 (0.42%) XML
16 30 (0.37%) OAuth
17 27 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web API
18 23 (0.28%) COM
19 19 (0.23%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 517 (6.37%) Data Centre
2 437 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
3 315 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 217 (2.67%) Public Cloud
5 202 (2.49%) User Experience
6 194 (2.39%) Driving Licence
7 173 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
8 107 (1.32%) Clustering
9 90 (1.11%) Replication
10 86 (1.06%) iPhone
11 84 (1.03%) Smartphone
12 79 (0.97%) PKI
13 67 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
14 66 (0.81%) CMDB
15 64 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
16 63 (0.78%) NHS
17 61 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
18 53 (0.65%) iPad
18 53 (0.65%) Mobile App
19 52 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4,675 (57.57%) Windows
2 2,268 (27.93%) Windows Server
3 2,044 (25.17%) Windows 10
4 686 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 636 (7.83%) Linux
6 600 (7.39%) Windows Server 2016
7 536 (6.60%) Windows Server 2019
8 375 (4.62%) Windows 7
9 295 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 258 (3.18%) Apple iOS
11 224 (2.76%) Android
12 217 (2.67%) Mac OS
13 130 (1.60%) Mac OS X
14 106 (1.31%) Windows 8
15 99 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 71 (0.87%) Unix
17 66 (0.81%) CentOS
18 65 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
19 52 (0.64%) Ubuntu
20 17 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,670 (20.57%) ITIL
2 1,172 (14.43%) Problem-Solving
3 1,031 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 779 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
5 696 (8.57%) Migration
6 677 (8.34%) Cybersecurity
7 596 (7.34%) DevOps
8 571 (7.03%) Service Delivery
9 527 (6.49%) Project Management
10 516 (6.35%) Service Management
11 472 (5.81%) Mentoring
12 468 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
13 440 (5.42%) Information Security
14 439 (5.41%) ITSM
15 420 (5.17%) CRM
16 409 (5.04%) Project Delivery
17 408 (5.02%) Presales
18 402 (4.95%) Change Management
19 342 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
20 336 (4.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1,239 (15.26%) PowerShell
2 952 (11.72%) SQL
3 294 (3.62%) C#
4 247 (3.04%) Python
5 146 (1.80%) JavaScript
6 133 (1.64%) Bash
7 119 (1.47%) Java
8 76 (0.94%) C
9 74 (0.91%) PHP
10 71 (0.87%) TypeScript
11 65 (0.80%) T-SQL
12 42 (0.52%) Shell Script
12 42 (0.52%) VB
13 41 (0.50%) VBScript
14 32 (0.39%) VBA
15 24 (0.30%) Perl
16 16 (0.20%) Ruby
17 12 (0.15%) R
18 11 (0.14%) VB.NET
19 8 (0.099%) C++
Qualifications
1 615 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 496 (6.11%) Degree
3 300 (3.69%) Security Cleared
4 295 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
5 279 (3.44%) MCSE
6 255 (3.14%) SC Cleared
7 253 (3.12%) CCNA
8 154 (1.90%) MCSA
9 130 (1.60%) MCP
10 109 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
11 107 (1.32%) CISSP
12 105 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
13 100 (1.23%) A+ Certification
14 84 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 78 (0.96%) DBS Check
16 72 (0.89%) CCNP
17 65 (0.80%) MCITP
18 50 (0.62%) DV Cleared
19 43 (0.53%) PMI Certification
20 38 (0.47%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 723 (8.90%) SLA
2 282 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 271 (3.34%) GDPR
4 183 (2.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 92 (1.13%) QA
6 82 (1.01%) NIST
7 72 (0.89%) PCI DSS
8 51 (0.63%) PMO
9 41 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 29 (0.36%) NCSC
11 23 (0.28%) Data Quality
12 22 (0.27%) HIPAA
13 20 (0.25%) ISO 9001
14 15 (0.18%) Accessibility
15 11 (0.14%) GRC
15 11 (0.14%) ISO 22301
16 10 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 9 (0.11%) COBIT
18 7 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 7 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4,323 (53.24%) Active Directory
2 1,139 (14.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 899 (11.07%) Hyper-V
4 240 (2.96%) vSphere
5 227 (2.80%) Virtual Desktop
6 208 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
7 130 (1.60%) XenApp
8 91 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
9 87 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
9 87 (1.07%) XenDesktop
10 78 (0.96%) Docker
11 62 (0.76%) BitLocker
12 50 (0.62%) Terminal Services
13 39 (0.48%) Firmware
14 34 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
15 32 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 25 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
17 18 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 17 (0.21%) VMware Server
19 7 (0.086%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,103 (13.58%) Microsoft Intune
2 971 (11.96%) SCCM
3 200 (2.46%) Terraform
4 192 (2.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 163 (2.01%) Single Sign-On
6 132 (1.63%) WSUS
7 110 (1.35%) Jamf Pro
8 101 (1.24%) Ansible
9 98 (1.21%) SCOM
10 96 (1.18%) Kubernetes
11 92 (1.13%) FortiGate
12 79 (0.97%) Puppet
13 56 (0.69%) Backup Exec
14 53 (0.65%) vCenter Server
15 34 (0.42%) AirWatch
16 27 (0.33%) Rancher
16 27 (0.33%) SCVMM
17 25 (0.31%) NetBackup
18 24 (0.30%) CASB
19 22 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5,209 (64.15%) Microsoft
2 1,902 (23.42%) VMware
3 890 (10.96%) Citrix
4 819 (10.09%) Cisco
5 462 (5.69%) Apple
6 357 (4.40%) Veeam
7 285 (3.51%) ServiceNow
8 284 (3.50%) HP
9 224 (2.76%) Google
10 209 (2.57%) Adobe
11 208 (2.56%) Meraki
12 190 (2.34%) Dell
13 173 (2.13%) Sophos
14 154 (1.90%) Oracle
15 128 (1.58%) iManage
16 115 (1.42%) SAP
17 109 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
18 98 (1.21%) Aruba
19 93 (1.15%) Databricks
20 90 (1.11%) Palantir