Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 28 53
Rank change year-on-year -6 +25 +21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 4,736 8,742 7,483
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.23% 7.10% 4.97%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.32% 20.76% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4,905 8,135 6,690
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 30,918 42,102 40,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.69% 34.21% 26.93%
Number of salaries quoted 25,748 34,648 32,805
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -7 4,271 £42,500 +6.25% 838
UK excluding London -1 3,093 £37,500 - 682
London -25 1,368 £55,000 +22.22% 204
South East 0 842 £38,500 +2.67% 149
North of England +7 803 £37,500 - 189
Work from Home -17 797 £46,000 -23.33% 134
Midlands -1 548 £37,500 -1.32% 144
South West -14 387 £37,000 -1.33% 77
Yorkshire +7 385 £35,000 -6.67% 60
West Midlands +4 361 £37,500 -6.25% 92
North West -8 330 £40,000 +6.67% 103
East of England +3 265 £38,000 -5.00% 71
East Midlands -11 187 £39,250 +13.28% 52
Scotland -5 159 £33,000 -5.71% 34
Wales +18 104 £32,500 -13.33% 20
North East +8 88 £35,000 +12.90% 27
Channel Islands +4 3 - - 1
Northern Ireland -2 1 £50,000 +25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 3,012 (63.60%) Microsoft
2 2,790 (58.91%) Windows
3 2,551 (53.86%) Active Directory
4 2,487 (52.51%) Azure
5 1,595 (33.68%) Windows Server
6 1,442 (30.45%) VMware
7 1,042 (22.00%) SharePoint
8 1,032 (21.79%) Windows 10
9 902 (19.05%) ITIL
10 855 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 832 (17.57%) Firewall
12 765 (16.15%) PowerShell
13 745 (15.73%) Microsoft Office
14 715 (15.10%) DNS
14 715 (15.10%) Hyper-V
15 681 (14.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 655 (13.83%) Citrix
17 637 (13.45%) Azure Active Directory
18 632 (13.34%) SCCM
19 606 (12.80%) MS Exchange
20 577 (12.18%) Cisco
21 557 (11.76%) DHCP
22 547 (11.55%) SQL
23 545 (11.51%) AWS
24 533 (11.25%) Microsoft Intune
25 521 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
26 481 (10.16%) Finance
27 428 (9.04%) Migration
28 427 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
29 421 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification

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 1,042 (22.00%) SharePoint
2 606 (12.80%) MS Exchange
3 139 (2.93%) Skype for Business
4 134 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 125 (2.64%) IIS
6 75 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 67 (1.41%) Confluence
8 24 (0.51%) CMS
9 21 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 18 (0.38%) Apache
12 16 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
13 13 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.27%) WordPress
14 12 (0.25%) Drupal
15 11 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
16 10 (0.21%) IBM Domino
17 4 (0.084%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 4 (0.084%) Elasticsearch
17 4 (0.084%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 745 (15.73%) Microsoft Office
2 143 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
4 55 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 40 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.51%) AutoCAD
7 23 (0.49%) Revit
8 7 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.084%) Camtasia
10 3 (0.063%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.063%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.042%) SketchUp
12 1 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.021%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 86 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 18 (0.38%) NetSuite
4 12 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 11 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.23%) Workfront
6 10 (0.21%) Sentinel
7 5 (0.11%) Endur
8 4 (0.084%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.084%) Q-Pulse
8 4 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.084%) SAP Business One
8 4 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.084%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.063%) Eikon
9 3 (0.063%) Northgate Housing
9 3 (0.063%) Tradar
10 2 (0.042%) Carpe Diem
10 2 (0.042%) Relativity
10 2 (0.042%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 2,487 (52.51%) Azure
2 637 (13.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 545 (11.51%) AWS
4 364 (7.69%) Power Platform
5 274 (5.79%) OneDrive
6 243 (5.13%) IaaS
7 234 (4.94%) PaaS
8 219 (4.62%) SaaS
9 175 (3.70%) PowerApps
10 125 (2.64%) Power Automate
11 122 (2.58%) Dynamics 365
11 122 (2.58%) Mimecast
12 74 (1.56%) Serverless
13 69 (1.46%) Azure Functions
14 64 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
15 62 (1.31%) GCP
16 59 (1.25%) Logic Apps
17 43 (0.91%) G Suite
18 33 (0.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 31 (0.65%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 832 (17.57%) Firewall
2 715 (15.10%) DNS
3 557 (11.76%) DHCP
4 394 (8.32%) WAN
5 378 (7.98%) TCP/IP
6 375 (7.92%) LAN
7 364 (7.69%) VPN
8 298 (6.29%) SAN
9 225 (4.75%) VoIP
10 220 (4.65%) VLAN
11 196 (4.14%) Skype
12 151 (3.19%) Wi-Fi
13 150 (3.17%) Unified Communications
14 132 (2.79%) Wireless
15 126 (2.66%) Network Security
16 115 (2.43%) Remote Desktop
17 80 (1.69%) NetScaler
18 77 (1.63%) Internet
19 69 (1.46%) MPLS
20 64 (1.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 180 (3.80%) Power BI
3 76 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
4 65 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 54 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (0.70%) MySQL
7 30 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (0.55%) Cosmos DB
9 23 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.21%) QlikView
14 9 (0.19%) MongoDB
14 9 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
14 9 (0.19%) Tableau
15 8 (0.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (0.15%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
17 6 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 111 (2.34%) JIRA
2 47 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
3 31 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (0.61%) Git (software)
5 23 (0.49%) Jenkins
6 22 (0.46%) Visual Studio
7 18 (0.38%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.11%) GitLab
9 5 (0.11%) MSI
9 5 (0.11%) Postman
10 4 (0.084%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.084%) NUnit
11 3 (0.063%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.063%) Metasploit
11 3 (0.063%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.063%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.063%) WebScarab
11 3 (0.063%) xUnit.net
General
1 481 (10.16%) Finance
2 158 (3.34%) Public Sector
3 122 (2.58%) Law
4 110 (2.32%) Legal
5 87 (1.84%) Manufacturing
6 83 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 79 (1.67%) Marketing
8 62 (1.31%) Retail
9 60 (1.27%) Banking
10 51 (1.08%) Digital Economy
11 38 (0.80%) Games
12 29 (0.61%) Electronics
13 25 (0.53%) Back Office
14 24 (0.51%) Local Government
15 22 (0.46%) French Language
16 21 (0.44%) German Language
17 18 (0.38%) Automotive
18 16 (0.34%) Advertising
18 16 (0.34%) Housing Association
19 11 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 842 (17.78%) Analyst
2 599 (12.65%) Support Engineer
3 573 (12.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 484 (10.22%) IT Support
5 429 (9.06%) IT Engineer
6 394 (8.32%) Support Analyst
7 309 (6.52%) Consultant
8 272 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
9 261 (5.51%) Architect
9 261 (5.51%) IT Analyst
10 241 (5.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 207 (4.37%) IT Support Engineer
12 197 (4.16%) Service Analyst
13 195 (4.12%) Administrator
14 190 (4.01%) Service Desk Analyst
15 178 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 173 (3.65%) Azure Engineer
17 171 (3.61%) Developer
18 162 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
19 154 (3.25%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (3.25%) .NET
2 78 (1.65%) Web Services
3 63 (1.33%) HTML
4 59 (1.25%) CSS
5 55 (1.16%) SAML
6 39 (0.82%) OAuth
7 26 (0.55%) JSON
8 22 (0.46%) REST
9 21 (0.44%) ASP.NET
10 20 (0.42%) .NET Framework
10 20 (0.42%) React
11 19 (0.40%) XML
12 16 (0.34%) jQuery
13 14 (0.30%) LDAP
14 13 (0.27%) RESTful
15 12 (0.25%) Velocity
16 11 (0.23%) AngularJS
16 11 (0.23%) Middleware
16 11 (0.23%) Node.js
16 11 (0.23%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 249 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 229 (4.84%) Data Centre
3 210 (4.43%) Management Information System
4 168 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
5 114 (2.41%) Driving Licence
6 105 (2.22%) Public Cloud
7 80 (1.69%) User Experience
8 76 (1.60%) Replication
9 66 (1.39%) Clustering
10 63 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
10 63 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
11 59 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 50 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
13 47 (0.99%) Private Cloud
14 40 (0.84%) PKI
15 31 (0.65%) Client/Server
16 26 (0.55%) Mobile App
17 25 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 24 (0.51%) iPhone
18 24 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2,790 (58.91%) Windows
2 1,595 (33.68%) Windows Server
3 1,032 (21.79%) Windows 10
4 427 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 351 (7.41%) Linux
6 337 (7.12%) Windows Server 2016
7 316 (6.67%) Windows 7
8 292 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 236 (4.98%) Windows Server 2019
10 104 (2.20%) Android
11 88 (1.86%) Mac OS
12 77 (1.63%) Windows 8
13 65 (1.37%) Apple iOS
14 57 (1.20%) Mac OS X
15 48 (1.01%) Unix
16 33 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
17 26 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 23 (0.49%) Ubuntu
19 12 (0.25%) Windows XP
20 10 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 902 (19.05%) ITIL
2 681 (14.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 521 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
4 428 (9.04%) Migration
5 363 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
6 316 (6.67%) Service Management
7 292 (6.17%) Project Management
8 286 (6.04%) Project Delivery
9 284 (6.00%) DevOps
10 260 (5.49%) Service Delivery
11 215 (4.54%) Incident Management
12 201 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
13 196 (4.14%) Presales
14 194 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
15 191 (4.03%) Information Security
16 190 (4.01%) Cybersecurity
17 189 (3.99%) Change Management
18 188 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
19 181 (3.82%) Stakeholder Management
20 180 (3.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 765 (16.15%) PowerShell
2 547 (11.55%) SQL
3 129 (2.72%) C#
4 92 (1.94%) JavaScript
5 70 (1.48%) Python
6 58 (1.22%) C
7 39 (0.82%) VB
8 29 (0.61%) VBScript
9 28 (0.59%) T-SQL
10 27 (0.57%) Bash Shell
11 25 (0.53%) VBA
12 23 (0.49%) Java
13 16 (0.34%) C++
13 16 (0.34%) TypeScript
14 11 (0.23%) PHP
15 8 (0.17%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.11%) Go
17 4 (0.084%) Perl
18 3 (0.063%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 2 (0.042%) R
Qualifications
1 421 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 259 (5.47%) Degree
3 248 (5.24%) MCSE
4 225 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
5 195 (4.12%) CCNA
6 116 (2.45%) Security Cleared
7 109 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
7 109 (2.30%) MCSA
8 104 (2.20%) SC Cleared
9 98 (2.07%) CISSP
10 77 (1.63%) CISM
11 71 (1.50%) MCP
12 60 (1.27%) CCNP
13 57 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 42 (0.89%) MCITP
15 41 (0.87%) A+ Certification
15 41 (0.87%) CISA
16 38 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 25 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
18 24 (0.51%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (7.88%) SLA
2 183 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 176 (3.72%) GDPR
4 61 (1.29%) QA
5 41 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
6 35 (0.74%) NIST
7 21 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 21 (0.44%) ITGC
8 20 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 20 (0.42%) COBIT
8 20 (0.42%) HIPAA
8 20 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 13 (0.27%) PMO
10 11 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 9 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.17%) COSO
13 7 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.13%) BS25999
15 5 (0.11%) NIST 800
16 4 (0.084%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2,551 (53.86%) Active Directory
2 855 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 715 (15.10%) Hyper-V
4 154 (3.25%) XenApp
5 147 (3.10%) vSphere
6 144 (3.04%) XenDesktop
7 112 (2.36%) Virtual Desktop
8 111 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
9 105 (2.22%) Docker
10 84 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
11 51 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
12 39 (0.82%) BitLocker
13 35 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 26 (0.55%) Firmware
15 21 (0.44%) VMware Server
16 20 (0.42%) Terminal Services
17 19 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
18 17 (0.36%) NFS
19 16 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 14 (0.30%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 632 (13.34%) SCCM
2 533 (11.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 79 (1.67%) Ansible
4 68 (1.44%) Terraform
5 67 (1.41%) SCOM
6 64 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
7 53 (1.12%) Kubernetes
8 45 (0.95%) Backup Exec
9 43 (0.91%) WSUS
10 39 (0.82%) NetBackup
10 39 (0.82%) Puppet
10 39 (0.82%) vCenter Server
11 30 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
12 29 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
13 28 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
14 25 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 23 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
16 22 (0.46%) SCVMM
17 20 (0.42%) AirWatch
18 18 (0.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3,012 (63.60%) Microsoft
2 1,442 (30.45%) VMware
3 655 (13.83%) Citrix
4 577 (12.18%) Cisco
5 260 (5.49%) Veeam
6 184 (3.89%) HP
7 152 (3.21%) Apple
8 149 (3.15%) Meraki
9 129 (2.72%) Dell
9 129 (2.72%) ServiceNow
10 114 (2.41%) Sophos
11 108 (2.28%) Google
12 92 (1.94%) NetApp
13 81 (1.71%) SonicWALL
14 75 (1.58%) Avaya
14 75 (1.58%) SolarWinds
15 68 (1.44%) Symantec
16 63 (1.33%) SAP
17 62 (1.31%) EMC
18 59 (1.25%) Oracle