Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 38 33 44
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 +28
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 5,621 6,570 7,775
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.21% 6.75% 5.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.00% 19.15% 19.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4,918 5,589 6,453
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £56,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +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 37,483 34,311 40,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.41% 35.23% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 29,987 28,245 33,253
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £93,450 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -2 5,028 £42,500 - 974
UK excluding London +3 3,633 £38,000 +1.33% 798
London -21 1,643 £50,196 +0.39% 227
Work from Home -14 993 £48,000 -20.00% 160
North of England +5 937 £37,500 - 236
South East +5 906 £40,000 - 163
Midlands +6 697 £40,000 +17.65% 174
West Midlands +6 463 £40,000 +6.67% 98
North West +10 438 £41,000 +7.89% 124
South West -16 428 £35,000 -6.67% 91
Yorkshire -3 397 £37,000 -6.87% 88
East of England -4 321 £39,000 -2.50% 80
East Midlands +1 232 £37,500 +25.00% 75
Scotland -1 218 £32,500 -13.33% 37
Wales +27 129 £35,000 -5.35% 17
North East +3 102 £33,750 +12.50% 24
Channel Islands - 3 - -
Northern Ireland -3 1 £50,000 +122.22% 1

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 3,623 (64.45%) Microsoft
2 3,307 (58.83%) Windows
3 3,064 (54.51%) Active Directory
4 3,052 (54.30%) Azure
5 1,850 (32.91%) Windows Server
6 1,653 (29.41%) VMware
7 1,472 (26.19%) Social Skills
8 1,267 (22.54%) SharePoint
9 1,251 (22.26%) Windows 10
10 1,131 (20.12%) ITIL
11 1,052 (18.72%) VMware Infrastructure
12 981 (17.45%) Firewall
13 944 (16.79%) Microsoft Office
14 925 (16.46%) PowerShell
15 910 (16.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 827 (14.71%) Azure Active Directory
17 820 (14.59%) Hyper-V
18 791 (14.07%) Citrix
19 756 (13.45%) DNS
20 726 (12.92%) Microsoft Intune
21 709 (12.61%) SCCM
22 693 (12.33%) MS Exchange
23 673 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
24 672 (11.96%) AWS
25 665 (11.83%) Cisco
26 644 (11.46%) SQL
27 639 (11.37%) Finance
28 605 (10.76%) DHCP
29 512 (9.11%) Windows Server 2012
30 510 (9.07%) Power Platform

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 1,267 (22.54%) SharePoint
2 693 (12.33%) MS Exchange
3 136 (2.42%) IIS
4 131 (2.33%) Skype for Business
5 123 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 109 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 65 (1.16%) Confluence
8 30 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (0.52%) Apache
10 22 (0.39%) CMS
11 21 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
12 19 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
13 16 (0.28%) WordPress
14 13 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.16%) Drupal
16 9 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
17 7 (0.12%) Tomcat
18 3 (0.053%) Elasticsearch
19 2 (0.036%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 944 (16.79%) Microsoft Office
2 175 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 73 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 63 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
5 38 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.46%) Revit
7 25 (0.44%) AutoCAD
8 9 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.11%) Camtasia
10 6 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.053%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.018%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 116 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 21 (0.37%) Sentinel
3 20 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 16 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.23%) NetSuite
6 9 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.14%) SAP Business One
8 6 (0.11%) Sage 200
8 6 (0.11%) Workfront
9 5 (0.089%) Northgate Housing
9 5 (0.089%) Sage 50
9 5 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.089%) Visualfiles
10 4 (0.071%) Elite 3E
10 4 (0.071%) Relativity
11 3 (0.053%) Adobe Campaign
11 3 (0.053%) Endur
11 3 (0.053%) Tradar
12 2 (0.036%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3,052 (54.30%) Azure
2 827 (14.71%) Azure Active Directory
3 672 (11.96%) AWS
4 510 (9.07%) Power Platform
5 351 (6.24%) OneDrive
6 292 (5.19%) IaaS
7 284 (5.05%) SaaS
8 281 (5.00%) PaaS
9 271 (4.82%) PowerApps
10 190 (3.38%) Power Automate
11 185 (3.29%) Dynamics 365
12 134 (2.38%) Mimecast
13 92 (1.64%) GCP
14 76 (1.35%) Google Workspace
15 74 (1.32%) Azure Logic Apps
16 69 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
17 57 (1.01%) Serverless
18 49 (0.87%) Azure Functions
19 47 (0.84%) Azure Sentinel
20 44 (0.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 981 (17.45%) Firewall
2 756 (13.45%) DNS
3 605 (10.76%) DHCP
4 432 (7.69%) WAN
5 420 (7.47%) TCP/IP
6 415 (7.38%) LAN
7 411 (7.31%) VPN
8 316 (5.62%) SAN
9 239 (4.25%) VoIP
10 218 (3.88%) VLAN
11 194 (3.45%) Skype
12 185 (3.29%) Wireless
13 173 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
14 142 (2.53%) Network Security
14 142 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
15 116 (2.06%) Unified Communications
16 109 (1.94%) Internet
17 77 (1.37%) NetScaler
18 60 (1.07%) MPLS
19 56 (1.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 231 (4.11%) Power BI
3 79 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 72 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
5 58 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
6 50 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 50 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 46 (0.82%) MySQL
8 36 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
9 30 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
11 25 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 22 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (0.25%) MS Access
14 13 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 13 (0.23%) Tableau
15 11 (0.20%) Data Lake
15 11 (0.20%) MongoDB
15 11 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.16%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 112 (1.99%) JIRA
2 45 (0.80%) Visual Studio
3 34 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
4 27 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (0.43%) Git (software)
6 20 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 18 (0.32%) Jenkins
8 11 (0.20%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.12%) Snyk
10 5 (0.089%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.071%) MSI
11 4 (0.071%) Postman
11 4 (0.071%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.053%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.053%) GitLab
12 3 (0.053%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.053%) Visual Studio Code
13 2 (0.036%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (0.036%) Selenium
13 2 (0.036%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,472 (26.19%) Social Skills
2 639 (11.37%) Finance
3 331 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
4 194 (3.45%) Public Sector
5 183 (3.26%) Law
6 165 (2.94%) Legal
7 138 (2.46%) Retail
8 137 (2.44%) Manufacturing
9 129 (2.29%) Telecoms
10 122 (2.17%) Organisational Skills
11 99 (1.76%) Marketing
12 96 (1.71%) Presentation Skills
13 74 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
14 65 (1.16%) Banking
15 57 (1.01%) Digital Economy
16 43 (0.76%) Electronics
17 35 (0.62%) Games
18 29 (0.52%) Back Office
19 26 (0.46%) Advertising
19 26 (0.46%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 999 (17.77%) Analyst
2 765 (13.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 697 (12.40%) Support Engineer
4 576 (10.25%) IT Support
5 483 (8.59%) IT Engineer
6 448 (7.97%) Support Analyst
7 364 (6.48%) Consultant
8 335 (5.96%) IT Analyst
9 332 (5.91%) Architect
10 314 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
11 294 (5.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 254 (4.52%) Service Analyst
13 252 (4.48%) IT Support Engineer
14 251 (4.47%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
15 249 (4.43%) Service Desk Analyst
16 225 (4.00%) Azure Engineer
17 224 (3.99%) IT Manager
18 208 (3.70%) Administrator
19 205 (3.65%) Developer
20 201 (3.58%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (3.01%) .NET
2 124 (2.21%) Web Services
3 109 (1.94%) HTML
4 92 (1.64%) CSS
5 52 (0.93%) SAML
6 44 (0.78%) OAuth
7 42 (0.75%) jQuery
8 34 (0.60%) JSON
8 34 (0.60%) XML
9 33 (0.59%) React
10 32 (0.57%) AngularJS
11 31 (0.55%) ASP.NET
12 28 (0.50%) REST
13 24 (0.43%) LDAP
14 18 (0.32%) OpenID
15 16 (0.28%) .NET Framework
16 14 (0.25%) SOAP
17 13 (0.23%) Velocity
18 12 (0.21%) 802.1X
19 11 (0.20%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 282 (5.02%) Data Centre
2 248 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 168 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
4 144 (2.56%) Public Cloud
5 113 (2.01%) Driving Licence
6 101 (1.80%) Clustering
7 99 (1.76%) User Experience
8 75 (1.33%) Replication
9 69 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
10 63 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
11 58 (1.03%) Private Cloud
12 57 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
13 41 (0.73%) PKI
14 35 (0.62%) Cloud Native
15 33 (0.59%) iPhone
16 29 (0.52%) FMCG
16 29 (0.52%) Mobile App
17 27 (0.48%) Client/Server
18 26 (0.46%) BYOD
18 26 (0.46%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3,307 (58.83%) Windows
2 1,850 (32.91%) Windows Server
3 1,251 (22.26%) Windows 10
4 512 (9.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 434 (7.72%) Linux
6 378 (6.72%) Windows Server 2016
7 334 (5.94%) Windows 7
8 323 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 316 (5.62%) Windows Server 2019
10 144 (2.56%) Android
11 112 (1.99%) Apple iOS
12 100 (1.78%) Mac OS
13 68 (1.21%) Windows 8
14 62 (1.10%) Mac OS X
15 48 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
16 45 (0.80%) Unix
17 34 (0.60%) Ubuntu
18 32 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 27 (0.48%) CentOS
20 18 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,131 (20.12%) ITIL
2 910 (16.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 673 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
4 472 (8.40%) Migration
5 438 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
6 363 (6.46%) Service Delivery
7 359 (6.39%) Project Delivery
7 359 (6.39%) Project Management
8 334 (5.94%) DevOps
9 332 (5.91%) Service Management
10 276 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
11 263 (4.68%) Continuous Improvement
11 263 (4.68%) Cybersecurity
12 256 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
13 241 (4.29%) Presales
14 236 (4.20%) Change Management
15 229 (4.07%) Mentoring
16 220 (3.91%) Information Security
17 216 (3.84%) CRM
18 209 (3.72%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 925 (16.46%) PowerShell
2 644 (11.46%) SQL
3 135 (2.40%) C#
4 110 (1.96%) JavaScript
5 74 (1.32%) Python
6 67 (1.19%) C
7 46 (0.82%) Bash Shell
8 37 (0.66%) T-SQL
9 32 (0.57%) VB
10 30 (0.53%) TypeScript
11 25 (0.44%) VBA
12 24 (0.43%) VBScript
13 21 (0.37%) Java
14 18 (0.32%) PHP
15 14 (0.25%) Shell Script
16 13 (0.23%) Perl
17 10 (0.18%) C++
17 10 (0.18%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.11%) X++
19 4 (0.071%) Go
Qualifications
1 450 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 310 (5.52%) Degree
3 252 (4.48%) MCSE
4 219 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
5 182 (3.24%) CCNA
6 135 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
7 131 (2.33%) Security Cleared
8 122 (2.17%) MCSA
9 115 (2.05%) SC Cleared
10 89 (1.58%) CISSP
11 73 (1.30%) MCP
12 66 (1.17%) CISM
13 56 (1.00%) CCNP
14 54 (0.96%) MCITP
15 50 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 49 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 41 (0.73%) CISA
18 37 (0.66%) A+ Certification
19 34 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
19 34 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 414 (7.37%) SLA
2 231 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 200 (3.56%) GDPR
4 67 (1.19%) QA
5 55 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
5 55 (0.98%) NIST
6 49 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 28 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 27 (0.48%) PMO
9 23 (0.41%) COBIT
10 20 (0.36%) GRC
11 17 (0.30%) ITGC
12 16 (0.28%) ISO 9001
13 15 (0.27%) HIPAA
14 14 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 12 (0.21%) Data Quality
16 10 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 7 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 6 (0.11%) BS25999
18 6 (0.11%) COSO
System Software
1 3,064 (54.51%) Active Directory
2 1,052 (18.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 820 (14.59%) Hyper-V
4 196 (3.49%) vSphere
5 173 (3.08%) XenApp
6 169 (3.01%) XenDesktop
7 136 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
8 132 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
9 92 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
10 85 (1.51%) Docker
11 68 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
12 53 (0.94%) BitLocker
13 35 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 28 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 26 (0.46%) Terminal Services
16 21 (0.37%) RHEV
17 19 (0.34%) NFS
18 17 (0.30%) Firmware
19 16 (0.28%) VMware Server
20 15 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 726 (12.92%) Microsoft Intune
2 709 (12.61%) SCCM
3 99 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
4 92 (1.64%) Terraform
5 77 (1.37%) Ansible
6 69 (1.23%) SCOM
7 65 (1.16%) Jamf Pro
8 56 (1.00%) WSUS
9 54 (0.96%) vCenter Server
10 51 (0.91%) Backup Exec
11 48 (0.85%) Kubernetes
12 45 (0.80%) AirWatch
13 38 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
14 35 (0.62%) NetBackup
15 24 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 24 (0.43%) Nessus
15 24 (0.43%) Puppet
16 23 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
17 22 (0.39%) SCVMM
18 21 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3,623 (64.45%) Microsoft
2 1,653 (29.41%) VMware
3 791 (14.07%) Citrix
4 665 (11.83%) Cisco
5 265 (4.71%) Veeam
6 202 (3.59%) HP
7 194 (3.45%) Meraki
8 180 (3.20%) Apple
9 145 (2.58%) ServiceNow
10 140 (2.49%) Google
11 135 (2.40%) Dell
12 134 (2.38%) Sophos
13 109 (1.94%) SonicWALL
14 101 (1.80%) NetApp
15 95 (1.69%) SAP
16 77 (1.37%) SolarWinds
17 75 (1.33%) iManage
18 73 (1.30%) Avaya
19 72 (1.28%) Symantec
20 65 (1.16%) Salesforce.com