Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 36 39
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 +31
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 6,632 4,278 8,583
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.87% 6.29% 5.99%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.73% 17.15% 19.71%
Number of salaries quoted 5,807 3,667 7,203
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,500 £23,500
25th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year -2.60% +4.05% +5.71%

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 48,316 24,944 43,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.76% 36.69% 30.39%
Number of salaries quoted 34,744 20,596 35,768
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £74,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -9 5,888 £42,500 -5.56% 1,580
UK excluding London +7 4,319 £37,500 -2.60% 1,307
London -32 1,926 £52,500 -4.55% 361
Work from Home -20 1,167 £50,000 -9.09% 257
South East +7 1,111 £40,000 -5.88% 317
North of England +12 1,075 £37,500 - 367
Midlands +10 767 £40,000 - 259
North West +35 570 £40,000 +6.67% 202
West Midlands +3 501 £41,849 +4.62% 143
South West -3 491 £34,000 -9.33% 152
East of England +1 418 £37,500 - 121
Yorkshire -1 404 £37,410 -10.40% 121
Scotland +6 336 £35,000 -12.50% 55
East Midlands +27 263 £37,500 - 113
Wales +8 129 £35,000 +6.87% 32
North East +4 101 £34,000 +6.40% 44
Northern Ireland -28 5 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4,340 (65.44%) Microsoft
2 3,824 (57.66%) Windows
3 3,637 (54.84%) Azure
4 3,539 (53.36%) Active Directory
5 2,048 (30.88%) Windows Server
6 1,806 (27.23%) Social Skills
7 1,784 (26.90%) VMware
8 1,561 (23.54%) Windows 10
9 1,544 (23.28%) SharePoint
10 1,331 (20.07%) ITIL
11 1,240 (18.70%) Firewall
12 1,175 (17.72%) Microsoft Office
13 1,136 (17.13%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1,136 (17.13%) PowerShell
14 1,007 (15.18%) Azure Active Directory
15 1,006 (15.17%) Hyper-V
16 1,003 (15.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 947 (14.28%) Microsoft Intune
18 889 (13.40%) DNS
19 791 (11.93%) Citrix
20 790 (11.91%) Finance
21 787 (11.87%) SQL
22 781 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
23 764 (11.52%) AWS
24 751 (11.32%) DHCP
25 747 (11.26%) MS Exchange
26 741 (11.17%) Cisco
27 722 (10.89%) SCCM
28 648 (9.77%) Power Platform
29 601 (9.06%) WAN

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 1,544 (23.28%) SharePoint
2 747 (11.26%) MS Exchange
3 172 (2.59%) IIS
4 143 (2.16%) Skype for Business
5 116 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 111 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 72 (1.09%) Confluence
8 33 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 28 (0.42%) Apache
10 18 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 18 (0.27%) Tomcat
11 15 (0.23%) CMS
11 15 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
12 13 (0.20%) WordPress
13 12 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 6 (0.090%) nginx
16 6 (0.090%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1,175 (17.72%) Microsoft Office
2 168 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 92 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
5 41 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 15 (0.23%) Revit
8 10 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.090%) Camtasia
11 6 (0.090%) MicroStation
12 3 (0.045%) RoboHelp
13 2 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.030%) SPSS
14 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.015%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.015%) ProjectWise
14 1 (0.015%) Stata
Business Applications
1 129 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 36 (0.54%) Sentinel
4 25 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 16 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 14 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 13 (0.20%) SAP Business One
8 11 (0.17%) Sage 200
9 9 (0.14%) Elite 3E
10 7 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 6 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.090%) Relativity
12 5 (0.075%) BambooHR
12 5 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 5 (0.075%) Unica
12 5 (0.075%) Visualfiles
13 4 (0.060%) Dynamics GP
13 4 (0.060%) IBM Planning Analytics
13 4 (0.060%) Northgate Housing
13 4 (0.060%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3,637 (54.84%) Azure
2 1,007 (15.18%) Azure Active Directory
3 764 (11.52%) AWS
4 648 (9.77%) Power Platform
5 464 (7.00%) OneDrive
6 368 (5.55%) PowerApps
7 355 (5.35%) IaaS
8 327 (4.93%) PaaS
9 318 (4.79%) SaaS
10 273 (4.12%) Power Automate
11 262 (3.95%) Dynamics 365
12 170 (2.56%) Mimecast
13 125 (1.88%) GCP
14 102 (1.54%) Google Workspace
15 78 (1.18%) Azure Logic Apps
16 73 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
17 71 (1.07%) Yammer
18 69 (1.04%) Azure Sentinel
19 38 (0.57%) Serverless
20 37 (0.56%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 1,240 (18.70%) Firewall
2 889 (13.40%) DNS
3 751 (11.32%) DHCP
4 601 (9.06%) WAN
5 593 (8.94%) LAN
6 560 (8.44%) VPN
7 519 (7.83%) TCP/IP
8 370 (5.58%) SAN
9 294 (4.43%) VoIP
10 250 (3.77%) Wireless
11 244 (3.68%) Wi-Fi
12 236 (3.56%) VLAN
13 197 (2.97%) Skype
14 167 (2.52%) Network Security
15 152 (2.29%) Remote Desktop
16 151 (2.28%) Internet
17 120 (1.81%) Unified Communications
18 93 (1.40%) SSL
19 79 (1.19%) MPLS
20 74 (1.12%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 570 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 301 (4.54%) Power BI
3 70 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
4 69 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 55 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 53 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
6 53 (0.80%) MySQL
7 51 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
8 49 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
9 45 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
10 34 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (0.41%) Data Lake
12 24 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
12 24 (0.36%) Tableau
13 22 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
13 22 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (0.23%) MS Access
15 14 (0.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 14 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
15 14 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 158 (2.38%) JIRA
2 70 (1.06%) Visual Studio
3 35 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 32 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (0.32%) Jenkins
6 19 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 17 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (0.17%) Selenium
9 9 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 7 (0.11%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.11%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.090%) MSI
11 6 (0.090%) Snyk
11 6 (0.090%) Subversion
12 5 (0.075%) GitLab
12 5 (0.075%) Postman
12 5 (0.075%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.060%) Moq
13 4 (0.060%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.060%) Zephyr
General
1 1,806 (27.23%) Social Skills
2 790 (11.91%) Finance
3 376 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
4 224 (3.38%) Law
5 214 (3.23%) Public Sector
6 212 (3.20%) Organisational Skills
7 209 (3.15%) Retail
8 198 (2.99%) Legal
9 187 (2.82%) Manufacturing
10 164 (2.47%) Telecoms
11 131 (1.98%) Marketing
12 92 (1.39%) Banking
12 92 (1.39%) Presentation Skills
13 86 (1.30%) Documentation Skills
14 44 (0.66%) Electronics
15 40 (0.60%) Local Government
16 39 (0.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 38 (0.57%) Advertising
18 37 (0.56%) Back Office
18 37 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,078 (16.25%) Analyst
2 898 (13.54%) Support Engineer
3 828 (12.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 773 (11.66%) IT Support
5 601 (9.06%) IT Engineer
6 461 (6.95%) Support Analyst
7 429 (6.47%) Consultant
8 401 (6.05%) 2nd Line Support
9 372 (5.61%) IT Analyst
10 365 (5.50%) Architect
11 345 (5.20%) IT Support Engineer
12 339 (5.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 313 (4.72%) Service Analyst
14 302 (4.55%) IT Manager
15 301 (4.54%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
15 301 (4.54%) Service Desk Analyst
16 274 (4.13%) Azure Engineer
17 249 (3.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 238 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
19 236 (3.56%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (2.73%) .NET
2 145 (2.19%) HTML
3 130 (1.96%) Web Services
4 109 (1.64%) CSS
5 53 (0.80%) jQuery
5 53 (0.80%) JSON
6 51 (0.77%) React
7 46 (0.69%) SAML
8 44 (0.66%) OAuth
9 38 (0.57%) ASP.NET
10 36 (0.54%) XML
11 35 (0.53%) AngularJS
12 34 (0.51%) REST
13 26 (0.39%) .NET Core
14 25 (0.38%) LDAP
15 19 (0.29%) OpenID
16 18 (0.27%) LAMP
17 15 (0.23%) .NET Framework
18 12 (0.18%) OAuth2
18 12 (0.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 340 (5.13%) Data Centre
2 298 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 220 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
4 183 (2.76%) Driving Licence
5 165 (2.49%) Public Cloud
6 120 (1.81%) User Experience
7 109 (1.64%) Clustering
8 106 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
9 76 (1.15%) Private Cloud
10 75 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 73 (1.10%) Replication
12 59 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
13 57 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
14 56 (0.84%) PKI
15 52 (0.78%) BYOD
16 49 (0.74%) Cloud Native
17 45 (0.68%) iPhone
18 38 (0.57%) Smartphone
18 38 (0.57%) Virtual Team
19 35 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3,824 (57.66%) Windows
2 2,048 (30.88%) Windows Server
3 1,561 (23.54%) Windows 10
4 592 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 505 (7.61%) Linux
6 427 (6.44%) Windows Server 2016
7 410 (6.18%) Windows Server 2019
8 364 (5.49%) Windows 7
9 287 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 218 (3.29%) Android
11 192 (2.90%) Apple iOS
12 150 (2.26%) Mac OS
13 92 (1.39%) Windows 8
14 91 (1.37%) Mac OS X
15 62 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
16 50 (0.75%) Unix
17 41 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 36 (0.54%) CentOS
19 33 (0.50%) Ubuntu
20 29 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,331 (20.07%) ITIL
2 1,003 (15.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 781 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
4 573 (8.64%) Migration
5 531 (8.01%) Agile Software Development
6 516 (7.78%) Service Delivery
7 458 (6.91%) Project Management
8 405 (6.11%) DevOps
9 396 (5.97%) Project Delivery
10 358 (5.40%) Mentoring
11 357 (5.38%) Cybersecurity
12 318 (4.79%) Service Management
13 317 (4.78%) Business Intelligence
13 317 (4.78%) Information Security
14 309 (4.66%) Continuous Improvement
15 288 (4.34%) Presales
16 287 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
17 270 (4.07%) Change Management
18 266 (4.01%) CRM
19 260 (3.92%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1,136 (17.13%) PowerShell
2 787 (11.87%) SQL
3 143 (2.16%) C#
4 140 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 118 (1.78%) Python
6 73 (1.10%) C
7 70 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 50 (0.75%) T-SQL
8 50 (0.75%) TypeScript
9 37 (0.56%) PHP
10 30 (0.45%) VBScript
11 27 (0.41%) Java
12 26 (0.39%) Shell Script
12 26 (0.39%) VBA
13 24 (0.36%) VB
14 21 (0.32%) Perl
15 12 (0.18%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.14%) Ruby
17 8 (0.12%) X++
18 7 (0.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 519 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 397 (5.99%) Degree
3 240 (3.62%) MCSE
4 225 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
5 164 (2.47%) CCNA
6 157 (2.37%) Security Cleared
7 143 (2.16%) MCSA
8 125 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
8 125 (1.88%) SC Cleared
9 105 (1.58%) CISSP
10 93 (1.40%) MCP
11 73 (1.10%) CISM
12 69 (1.04%) MCITP
13 60 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 58 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
15 50 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
16 49 (0.74%) CCNP
17 48 (0.72%) A+ Certification
18 45 (0.68%) DBS Check
19 43 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 497 (7.49%) SLA
2 276 (4.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 207 (3.12%) GDPR
4 83 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 66 (1.00%) QA
6 65 (0.98%) NIST
6 65 (0.98%) PCI DSS
7 38 (0.57%) PMO
8 29 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 17 (0.26%) GRC
10 15 (0.23%) Data Quality
11 13 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 12 (0.18%) COBIT
12 12 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 12 (0.18%) NCSC
13 6 (0.090%) ITGC
14 5 (0.075%) COSO
14 5 (0.075%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.075%) NIST 800
15 4 (0.060%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3,539 (53.36%) Active Directory
2 1,136 (17.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,006 (15.17%) Hyper-V
4 220 (3.32%) vSphere
5 154 (2.32%) Virtual Desktop
6 151 (2.28%) XenDesktop
7 150 (2.26%) XenApp
8 122 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
9 106 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
10 72 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
11 71 (1.07%) Docker
12 59 (0.89%) BitLocker
13 36 (0.54%) Terminal Services
14 30 (0.45%) VMware Server
15 28 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 26 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 26 (0.39%) RHEV
17 23 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
18 16 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
19 12 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 947 (14.28%) Microsoft Intune
2 722 (10.89%) SCCM
3 171 (2.58%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 113 (1.70%) Jamf Pro
4 113 (1.70%) Single Sign-On
5 108 (1.63%) Terraform
6 90 (1.36%) WSUS
7 79 (1.19%) Ansible
8 65 (0.98%) AirWatch
9 54 (0.81%) Kubernetes
10 51 (0.77%) SCOM
11 49 (0.74%) Backup Exec
12 45 (0.68%) vCenter Server
13 30 (0.45%) Puppet
14 29 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
15 27 (0.41%) Nessus
16 24 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
16 24 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
17 23 (0.35%) FortiGate
18 20 (0.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4,340 (65.44%) Microsoft
2 1,784 (26.90%) VMware
3 791 (11.93%) Citrix
4 741 (11.17%) Cisco
5 295 (4.45%) Veeam
6 260 (3.92%) Apple
7 245 (3.69%) Meraki
8 230 (3.47%) HP
9 181 (2.73%) Google
10 165 (2.49%) ServiceNow
11 152 (2.29%) Dell
12 143 (2.16%) Sophos
13 122 (1.84%) SAP
14 113 (1.70%) NetApp
15 112 (1.69%) SonicWALL
16 91 (1.37%) Palo Alto
17 85 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
18 84 (1.27%) SolarWinds
19 83 (1.25%) iManage
19 83 (1.25%) Oracle