Period
to 22 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Office 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Office 365 over the 6 months to 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 34 65
Rank change year-on-year -1 +31 +30
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 3,061 8,645 7,360
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.15% 6.21% 4.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.68% 19.92% 18.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3,017 7,835 6,534
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%

Office 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 19,527 43,404 40,836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.21% 31.20% 24.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16,218 35,299 33,063
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Office 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Office 365.

Salary trend for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Office 365 over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Office 365 in the UK

Office 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 Office 365 within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 2020. 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 -1 2,818 £45,000 +12.50% 639
UK excluding London -2 1,768 £40,000 +11.11% 556
London -4 1,191 £55,000 +22.22% 116
South East -1 503 £44,000 +17.33% 136
North of England -3 452 £37,500 +7.14% 163
Work from Home +6 348 £50,000 -20.00% 82
Midlands -3 270 £40,000 - 110
Yorkshire +17 218 £40,000 +14.29% 74
West Midlands +1 207 £42,500 - 59
South West -6 207 £38,500 +10.79% 64
East of England +6 192 £40,000 +15.52% 45
North West -28 165 £36,750 +5.00% 75
Scotland +43 95 £42,500 +14.60% 24
North East +11 69 £31,410 -13.72% 15
Wales +33 65 £35,000 -5.41% 11
East Midlands -20 65 £40,000 +14.29% 51
Northern Ireland +6 2 £50,000 +88.68% 3

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, IT jobs citing Office 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 Office 365.

1 1,925 (62.89%) Microsoft
2 1,879 (61.39%) Windows
3 1,733 (56.62%) Azure
4 1,648 (53.84%) Active Directory
5 1,047 (34.20%) Windows Server
6 947 (30.94%) VMware
7 665 (21.72%) Windows 10
8 624 (20.39%) SharePoint
9 594 (19.41%) ITIL
10 587 (19.18%) Firewall
11 572 (18.69%) PowerShell
12 565 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
13 537 (17.54%) Microsoft Office
14 530 (17.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 506 (16.53%) Cisco
16 481 (15.71%) Citrix
16 481 (15.71%) AWS
17 472 (15.42%) Hyper-V
18 452 (14.77%) DNS
19 442 (14.44%) MS Exchange
19 442 (14.44%) Finance
20 425 (13.88%) SCCM
21 399 (13.03%) SQL
22 388 (12.68%) Azure Active Directory
23 363 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
24 362 (11.83%) Microsoft Intune
25 348 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
26 346 (11.30%) DHCP
27 325 (10.62%) Windows Server 2016
28 323 (10.55%) Problem-Solving

Office 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
1 624 (20.39%) SharePoint
2 442 (14.44%) MS Exchange
3 183 (5.98%) Skype for Business
4 125 (4.08%) IIS
5 107 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 103 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 36 (1.18%) Confluence
8 30 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
9 22 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (0.56%) CMS
11 16 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (0.46%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.29%) Apache
14 6 (0.20%) Mendix
15 5 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
16 4 (0.13%) Drupal
16 4 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.13%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.13%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 537 (17.54%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 31 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.13%) SketchUp
7 3 (0.098%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.098%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.065%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.065%) Revit
9 1 (0.033%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.033%) InDesign
9 1 (0.033%) LightWave 3D
9 1 (0.033%) MODO
9 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 78 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.72%) Sentinel
3 11 (0.36%) Carpe Diem
4 6 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.13%) FastStats
5 4 (0.13%) Unica
6 3 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.098%) Q-Pulse
6 3 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.098%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.065%) Aareon QL
7 2 (0.065%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.065%) Magento
7 2 (0.065%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.065%) Workfront
8 1 (0.033%) BASE24
8 1 (0.033%) Maximo
8 1 (0.033%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.033%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.033%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,733 (56.62%) Azure
2 481 (15.71%) AWS
3 388 (12.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 224 (7.32%) IaaS
5 181 (5.91%) OneDrive
6 173 (5.65%) PaaS
7 155 (5.06%) Power Platform
8 141 (4.61%) SaaS
9 95 (3.10%) Dynamics 365
9 95 (3.10%) PowerApps
10 55 (1.80%) GCP
11 52 (1.70%) Mimecast
12 47 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
13 45 (1.47%) Slack
14 35 (1.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 30 (0.98%) Power Automate
16 26 (0.85%) Logic Apps
17 24 (0.78%) G Suite
18 23 (0.75%) Yammer
19 22 (0.72%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 587 (19.18%) Firewall
2 452 (14.77%) DNS
3 346 (11.30%) DHCP
4 312 (10.19%) LAN
5 308 (10.06%) VPN
6 302 (9.87%) WAN
7 293 (9.57%) TCP/IP
8 239 (7.81%) Skype
9 226 (7.38%) SAN
10 174 (5.68%) VoIP
11 126 (4.12%) Wireless
12 125 (4.08%) Unified Communications
13 121 (3.95%) Network Security
14 120 (3.92%) VLAN
15 110 (3.59%) Wi-Fi
16 93 (3.04%) Internet
17 87 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
18 82 (2.68%) NetScaler
19 54 (1.76%) MPLS
20 49 (1.60%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 93 (3.04%) Power BI
3 54 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
4 51 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (0.52%) MySQL
5 16 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
6 15 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (0.46%) Big Data
7 14 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
10 10 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (0.26%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.23%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.20%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.20%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.16%) Cosmos DB
14 5 (0.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 74 (2.42%) JIRA
2 44 (1.44%) Visual Studio
3 41 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (1.24%) Git (software)
5 20 (0.65%) Metasploit
6 19 (0.62%) Jenkins
7 18 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
8 13 (0.42%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.20%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.20%) GitLab
9 6 (0.20%) Selenium
9 6 (0.20%) WebScarab
10 5 (0.16%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.13%) NUnit
12 3 (0.098%) Gradle
12 3 (0.098%) IntelliJ
12 3 (0.098%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.098%) MSI
12 3 (0.098%) Snyk
12 3 (0.098%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 442 (14.44%) Finance
2 139 (4.54%) Public Sector
3 98 (3.20%) Manufacturing
4 86 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 83 (2.71%) Legal
5 83 (2.71%) Marketing
6 80 (2.61%) Law
7 66 (2.16%) Banking
8 59 (1.93%) Retail
9 43 (1.40%) Electronics
10 26 (0.85%) Advertising
11 21 (0.69%) Local Government
12 19 (0.62%) Games
12 19 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (0.56%) Back Office
14 11 (0.36%) Housing Association
15 9 (0.29%) Front Office
16 8 (0.26%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.23%) Publishing
18 6 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 442 (14.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 430 (14.05%) Analyst
3 379 (12.38%) Support Engineer
4 230 (7.51%) IT Support
5 227 (7.42%) IT Engineer
6 226 (7.38%) Consultant
7 169 (5.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 157 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 155 (5.06%) Support Analyst
10 153 (5.00%) Architect
11 134 (4.38%) IT Manager
12 124 (4.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 121 (3.95%) Azure Engineer
13 121 (3.95%) IT Analyst
14 119 (3.89%) Office 365 Engineer
15 113 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
15 113 (3.69%) Network Engineer
16 111 (3.63%) Developer
16 111 (3.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 100 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (4.28%) .NET
2 55 (1.80%) Web Services
3 32 (1.05%) .NET Framework
4 30 (0.98%) CSS
5 26 (0.85%) ASP.NET
6 24 (0.78%) HTML
7 20 (0.65%) LDAP
8 17 (0.56%) OAuth
8 17 (0.56%) SAML
9 16 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (0.49%) Entity Framework
10 15 (0.49%) JSON
10 15 (0.49%) LESS
10 15 (0.49%) Sass
11 14 (0.46%) WSH
12 13 (0.42%) SailPoint
13 12 (0.39%) React
14 11 (0.36%) Middleware
14 11 (0.36%) XML
15 10 (0.33%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 179 (5.85%) Data Centre
2 147 (4.80%) Management Information System
3 132 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
5 73 (2.38%) User Experience
6 68 (2.22%) Driving Licence
7 56 (1.83%) Clustering
8 55 (1.80%) Public Cloud
9 53 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
10 48 (1.57%) Replication
11 42 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
12 37 (1.21%) Private Cloud
13 31 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
14 29 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
15 27 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 27 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
15 27 (0.88%) Fat Client
15 27 (0.88%) Thin Client
16 22 (0.72%) PKI
16 22 (0.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,879 (61.39%) Windows
2 1,047 (34.20%) Windows Server
3 665 (21.72%) Windows 10
4 363 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 325 (10.62%) Windows Server 2016
6 260 (8.49%) Linux
7 226 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 210 (6.86%) Windows 7
9 149 (4.87%) Windows Server 2019
10 86 (2.81%) Windows 8
11 58 (1.89%) Android
12 54 (1.76%) Unix
13 41 (1.34%) Mac OS X
14 39 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 38 (1.24%) Apple iOS
16 30 (0.98%) CentOS
17 26 (0.85%) Mac OS
18 18 (0.59%) VMS
19 15 (0.49%) Kali Linux
20 11 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (19.41%) ITIL
2 530 (17.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 323 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
4 281 (9.18%) Agile Software Development
5 266 (8.69%) Migration
6 195 (6.37%) DevOps
7 189 (6.17%) Project Management
8 180 (5.88%) Information Security
9 174 (5.68%) Cybersecurity
10 166 (5.42%) Project Delivery
11 162 (5.29%) Presales
12 160 (5.23%) Service Delivery
13 141 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
14 125 (4.08%) Change Management
14 125 (4.08%) CRM
15 124 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
16 123 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
17 121 (3.95%) Service Management
18 119 (3.89%) Mentoring
19 114 (3.72%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 572 (18.69%) PowerShell
2 399 (13.03%) SQL
3 124 (4.05%) Python
4 111 (3.63%) C#
5 71 (2.32%) JavaScript
6 53 (1.73%) Bash Shell
7 37 (1.21%) C
8 29 (0.95%) T-SQL
9 26 (0.85%) VB
10 15 (0.49%) VBScript
11 13 (0.42%) Java
12 12 (0.39%) Perl
13 11 (0.36%) PHP
13 11 (0.36%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.16%) C++
15 3 (0.098%) RPG
15 3 (0.098%) RPG III
15 3 (0.098%) RPG IV
15 3 (0.098%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.098%) VBA
Qualifications
1 348 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 187 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
3 173 (5.65%) MCSE
4 171 (5.59%) Degree
5 161 (5.26%) CCNA
6 98 (3.20%) MCSA
7 77 (2.52%) Security Cleared
8 70 (2.29%) SC Cleared
9 64 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
10 62 (2.03%) CISSP
11 59 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 56 (1.83%) CISM
13 47 (1.54%) MCP
14 44 (1.44%) SANS
15 30 (0.98%) CCNP
16 23 (0.75%) A+ Certification
17 22 (0.72%) DBS Check
18 20 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
18 20 (0.65%) MCITP
19 17 (0.56%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (7.06%) SLA
2 160 (5.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 115 (3.76%) GDPR
4 30 (0.98%) NIST
5 29 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 28 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
7 16 (0.52%) QA
8 15 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 13 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (0.36%) PMO
11 10 (0.33%) BS25999
11 10 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 10 (0.33%) NCSC
12 4 (0.13%) AICPA
12 4 (0.13%) COBIT
12 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.13%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1,648 (53.84%) Active Directory
2 565 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 472 (15.42%) Hyper-V
4 125 (4.08%) vSphere
5 111 (3.63%) XenApp
6 92 (3.01%) XenDesktop
7 80 (2.61%) Virtual Desktop
8 72 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
9 51 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
10 49 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
11 41 (1.34%) Docker
12 25 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 22 (0.72%) BitLocker
14 18 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 17 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
16 15 (0.49%) Terminal Services
17 14 (0.46%) Snort
18 12 (0.39%) VMware Server
18 12 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
19 11 (0.36%) NFS
Systems Management
1 425 (13.88%) SCCM
2 362 (11.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 86 (2.81%) Ansible
4 81 (2.65%) Puppet
5 69 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (1.89%) Backup Exec
7 53 (1.73%) WSUS
8 46 (1.50%) SCOM
9 45 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
10 35 (1.14%) SCVMM
11 33 (1.08%) Kubernetes
11 33 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
12 30 (0.98%) Terraform
13 29 (0.95%) Nagios
14 26 (0.85%) QRadar
15 24 (0.78%) Nessus
16 18 (0.59%) Jamf Pro
17 17 (0.56%) vCenter Server
18 14 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
18 14 (0.46%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,925 (62.89%) Microsoft
2 947 (30.94%) VMware
3 506 (16.53%) Cisco
4 481 (15.71%) Citrix
5 158 (5.16%) Veeam
6 157 (5.13%) HP
7 101 (3.30%) Dell
8 97 (3.17%) Sophos
9 91 (2.97%) Meraki
10 88 (2.87%) CheckPoint
11 87 (2.84%) NetApp
11 87 (2.84%) Palo Alto
12 70 (2.29%) SAP
13 66 (2.16%) Apple
14 55 (1.80%) EMC
15 54 (1.76%) Avaya
15 54 (1.76%) Google
15 54 (1.76%) Splunk
16 50 (1.63%) Oracle
17 47 (1.54%) ServiceNow