Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 30 60
Rank change year-on-year -3 +30 +23
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 3,490 9,078 7,485
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.37% 6.71% 4.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.44% 20.53% 18.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3,570 8,331 6,703
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,820
% change year-on-year - +1.85% +8.29%

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 22,598 44,221 41,114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.25% 32.70% 25.43%
Number of salaries quoted 19,196 36,064 33,050
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +8.91%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £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 29 November 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 29 November 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 -4 3,201 £42,500 +6.25% 648
UK excluding London +2 2,184 £37,500 - 569
London -11 1,166 £55,000 +25.23% 126
South East -2 613 £40,000 +6.67% 102
North of England +3 589 £36,050 -2.91% 178
Work from Home -3 505 £47,500 -20.83% 103
Midlands -3 361 £37,500 -6.25% 121
Yorkshire +9 302 £37,000 +5.71% 79
South West -3 266 £40,000 +15.94% 68
West Midlands 0 246 £37,926 -8.61% 73
North West -8 221 £36,500 -2.67% 83
East of England +15 200 £38,500 +2.67% 55
East Midlands -9 116 £37,500 - 47
Scotland +9 107 £43,750 +19.31% 32
Wales +17 72 £34,750 -7.33% 15
North East -2 66 £32,500 -13.12% 16
Northern Ireland +2 2 £50,000 +42.86% 1

For the 6 months to 29 November 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 2,153 (61.69%) Microsoft
2 2,107 (60.37%) Windows
3 1,900 (54.44%) Active Directory
4 1,879 (53.84%) Azure
5 1,182 (33.87%) Windows Server
6 1,044 (29.91%) VMware
7 762 (21.83%) Windows 10
8 714 (20.46%) SharePoint
9 673 (19.28%) Firewall
10 657 (18.83%) ITIL
11 615 (17.62%) Microsoft Office
12 604 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
13 566 (16.22%) Cisco
14 549 (15.73%) DNS
15 538 (15.42%) PowerShell
16 526 (15.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 518 (14.84%) Hyper-V
18 490 (14.04%) Citrix
19 478 (13.70%) AWS
20 477 (13.67%) MS Exchange
21 470 (13.47%) SCCM
22 437 (12.52%) Azure Active Directory
23 414 (11.86%) DHCP
23 414 (11.86%) SQL
24 412 (11.81%) Finance
25 384 (11.00%) Microsoft Intune
26 374 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification
27 370 (10.60%) Windows Server 2012
28 362 (10.37%) LAN
28 362 (10.37%) WAN

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
1 714 (20.46%) SharePoint
2 477 (13.67%) MS Exchange
3 192 (5.50%) Skype for Business
4 116 (3.32%) IIS
5 108 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 67 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 50 (1.43%) Confluence
8 28 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
9 21 (0.60%) CMS
10 13 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (0.32%) IBM Domino
12 10 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.26%) Drupal
14 8 (0.23%) Apache
14 8 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.20%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.17%) IBM Notes
17 4 (0.11%) K2 blackpearl
17 4 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 615 (17.62%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 40 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.14%) Revit
8 3 (0.086%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.086%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.086%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.086%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.029%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.029%) InDesign
9 1 (0.029%) LightWave 3D
9 1 (0.029%) MODO
9 1 (0.029%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 71 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.34%) NetSuite
3 11 (0.32%) Carpe Diem
4 10 (0.29%) Sentinel
5 8 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.17%) Q-Pulse
6 6 (0.17%) Workfront
7 4 (0.11%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.086%) Aareon QL
8 3 (0.086%) Magento
9 2 (0.057%) Eikon
9 2 (0.057%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.057%) Endur
9 2 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.057%) Sage 1000
10 1 (0.029%) BASE24
10 1 (0.029%) Maximo
10 1 (0.029%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 1,879 (53.84%) Azure
2 478 (13.70%) AWS
3 437 (12.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 225 (6.45%) IaaS
5 213 (6.10%) OneDrive
6 180 (5.16%) PaaS
7 175 (5.01%) Power Platform
8 137 (3.93%) SaaS
9 96 (2.75%) Dynamics 365
10 91 (2.61%) PowerApps
11 73 (2.09%) Mimecast
12 67 (1.92%) GCP
13 55 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
14 54 (1.55%) Serverless
15 48 (1.38%) Azure Functions
15 48 (1.38%) Slack
16 45 (1.29%) Power Automate
17 37 (1.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 37 (1.06%) Logic Apps
18 36 (1.03%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 673 (19.28%) Firewall
2 549 (15.73%) DNS
3 414 (11.86%) DHCP
4 362 (10.37%) LAN
4 362 (10.37%) WAN
5 330 (9.46%) VPN
6 297 (8.51%) TCP/IP
7 232 (6.65%) Skype
8 223 (6.39%) SAN
9 191 (5.47%) VoIP
10 180 (5.16%) Unified Communications
11 152 (4.36%) VLAN
12 142 (4.07%) Wireless
13 133 (3.81%) Wi-Fi
14 130 (3.72%) Network Security
15 91 (2.61%) NetScaler
16 88 (2.52%) Internet
17 79 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
18 65 (1.86%) MPLS
19 44 (1.26%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 99 (2.84%) Power BI
3 61 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 58 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
5 21 (0.60%) Cosmos DB
6 18 (0.52%) MySQL
6 18 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (0.29%) Big Data
10 10 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (0.20%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.20%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.20%) QlikView
11 7 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.14%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 85 (2.44%) JIRA
2 38 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 34 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (0.86%) Visual Studio
5 25 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
6 16 (0.46%) Jenkins
7 15 (0.43%) Bitbucket
8 11 (0.32%) Metasploit
9 7 (0.20%) WebScarab
10 6 (0.17%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.14%) Selenium
12 4 (0.11%) GitLab
13 3 (0.086%) InstallShield
13 3 (0.086%) MSI
13 3 (0.086%) NUnit
13 3 (0.086%) xUnit.net
14 2 (0.057%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.057%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.057%) Postman
15 1 (0.029%) Gradle
General
1 412 (11.81%) Finance
2 126 (3.61%) Public Sector
3 90 (2.58%) Manufacturing
4 82 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 79 (2.26%) Marketing
6 70 (2.01%) Banking
6 70 (2.01%) Legal
7 62 (1.78%) Law
8 53 (1.52%) Retail
9 36 (1.03%) Electronics
10 30 (0.86%) Local Government
11 26 (0.74%) Advertising
11 26 (0.74%) Games
12 18 (0.52%) Digital Economy
13 17 (0.49%) Back Office
14 15 (0.43%) Housing Association
15 13 (0.37%) Front Office
15 13 (0.37%) German Language
16 11 (0.32%) French Language
17 10 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 571 (16.36%) Analyst
2 450 (12.89%) Support Engineer
3 448 (12.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 325 (9.31%) IT Support
5 305 (8.74%) IT Engineer
6 253 (7.25%) Support Analyst
7 214 (6.13%) Consultant
8 202 (5.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 199 (5.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 156 (4.47%) Architect
11 150 (4.30%) Azure Engineer
12 149 (4.27%) IT Analyst
13 142 (4.07%) IT Support Engineer
14 137 (3.93%) Office 365 Engineer
15 135 (3.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 135 (3.87%) Desktop Support
16 133 (3.81%) IT Manager
17 131 (3.75%) Service Analyst
18 124 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
19 116 (3.32%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (3.04%) .NET
2 43 (1.23%) Web Services
3 40 (1.15%) CSS
4 39 (1.12%) SAML
5 34 (0.97%) HTML
6 28 (0.80%) OAuth
7 24 (0.69%) .NET Framework
8 21 (0.60%) JSON
9 16 (0.46%) ASP.NET
9 16 (0.46%) LDAP
10 14 (0.40%) React
10 14 (0.40%) WSH
11 10 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (0.29%) COM
11 10 (0.29%) OpenID
11 10 (0.29%) REST
11 10 (0.29%) Sass
11 10 (0.29%) XML
12 9 (0.26%) LESS
12 9 (0.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 181 (5.19%) Data Centre
2 158 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 142 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 124 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
5 89 (2.55%) Driving Licence
6 84 (2.41%) User Experience
7 65 (1.86%) Public Cloud
8 61 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
9 55 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
10 53 (1.52%) Replication
11 50 (1.43%) Private Cloud
12 49 (1.40%) Clustering
13 39 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
14 31 (0.89%) Client/Server
14 31 (0.89%) PKI
14 31 (0.89%) Smartphone
15 27 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (0.63%) Fat Client
16 22 (0.63%) Thin Client
17 20 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2,107 (60.37%) Windows
2 1,182 (33.87%) Windows Server
3 762 (21.83%) Windows 10
4 370 (10.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 300 (8.60%) Windows Server 2016
6 263 (7.54%) Windows 7
7 239 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 237 (6.79%) Linux
9 171 (4.90%) Windows Server 2019
10 75 (2.15%) Windows 8
11 67 (1.92%) Android
12 59 (1.69%) Mac OS X
13 40 (1.15%) Mac OS
14 36 (1.03%) Unix
15 32 (0.92%) Apple iOS
16 24 (0.69%) CentOS
17 19 (0.54%) VMS
18 18 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
19 13 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
19 13 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 657 (18.83%) ITIL
2 526 (15.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 330 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
4 293 (8.40%) Migration
5 280 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
6 239 (6.85%) DevOps
7 189 (5.42%) Service Management
8 185 (5.30%) Project Delivery
9 178 (5.10%) Cybersecurity
10 176 (5.04%) Service Delivery
11 171 (4.90%) Project Management
12 156 (4.47%) Information Security
12 156 (4.47%) Presales
13 151 (4.33%) Incident Management
14 147 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 143 (4.10%) Mentoring
16 137 (3.93%) Business Intelligence
17 130 (3.72%) Problem Management
18 128 (3.67%) Identity Management
19 125 (3.58%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 538 (15.42%) PowerShell
2 414 (11.86%) SQL
3 100 (2.87%) C#
3 100 (2.87%) Python
4 67 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 51 (1.46%) C
6 27 (0.77%) VBScript
7 25 (0.72%) Bash Shell
7 25 (0.72%) VB
8 21 (0.60%) T-SQL
9 15 (0.43%) Java
10 12 (0.34%) C++
10 12 (0.34%) PHP
11 11 (0.32%) VBA
12 8 (0.23%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.23%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.086%) Perl
14 2 (0.057%) DataFlex
15 1 (0.029%) Ruby
15 1 (0.029%) VB6
Qualifications
1 374 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 202 (5.79%) MCSE
3 200 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
4 175 (5.01%) Degree
5 173 (4.96%) CCNA
6 97 (2.78%) Security Cleared
7 89 (2.55%) MCSA
8 87 (2.49%) SC Cleared
9 86 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
10 64 (1.83%) CISSP
11 51 (1.46%) CISM
12 49 (1.40%) MCP
13 48 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 39 (1.12%) CCNP
15 32 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 30 (0.86%) A+ Certification
17 28 (0.80%) DBS Check
17 28 (0.80%) SANS
18 17 (0.49%) CCSA
18 17 (0.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (7.34%) SLA
2 158 (4.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 143 (4.10%) GDPR
4 29 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
4 29 (0.83%) NIST
5 28 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 25 (0.72%) QA
7 16 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.20%) NCSC
8 7 (0.20%) PMO
9 6 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.086%) BS25999
11 3 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.057%) COBIT
12 2 (0.057%) IFRS
12 2 (0.057%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.029%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1,900 (54.44%) Active Directory
2 604 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 518 (14.84%) Hyper-V
4 112 (3.21%) vSphere
5 104 (2.98%) XenApp
6 101 (2.89%) Virtual Desktop
7 88 (2.52%) XenDesktop
8 63 (1.81%) Docker
9 54 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
10 53 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
11 39 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
12 23 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
13 21 (0.60%) VMware Server
14 18 (0.52%) BitLocker
14 18 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 17 (0.49%) Firmware
16 16 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 10 (0.29%) KVM
17 10 (0.29%) Terminal Services
18 9 (0.26%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 470 (13.47%) SCCM
2 384 (11.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 102 (2.92%) Ansible
4 80 (2.29%) Puppet
5 72 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (1.46%) WSUS
7 45 (1.29%) Terraform
8 42 (1.20%) Backup Exec
9 39 (1.12%) Kubernetes
10 38 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
11 36 (1.03%) SCOM
12 33 (0.95%) Nagios
13 26 (0.74%) SCVMM
14 22 (0.63%) NetBackup
15 21 (0.60%) vCenter Server
16 19 (0.54%) AirWatch
17 18 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
17 18 (0.52%) Nessus
17 18 (0.52%) QRadar
18 16 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 2,153 (61.69%) Microsoft
2 1,044 (29.91%) VMware
3 566 (16.22%) Cisco
4 490 (14.04%) Citrix
5 183 (5.24%) Veeam
6 150 (4.30%) HP
7 108 (3.09%) Sophos
8 107 (3.07%) Meraki
9 93 (2.66%) Apple
9 93 (2.66%) NetApp
10 86 (2.46%) Google
11 84 (2.41%) CheckPoint
12 82 (2.35%) Dell
13 77 (2.21%) Palo Alto
14 69 (1.98%) ServiceNow
15 68 (1.95%) SAP
16 56 (1.60%) Oracle
17 52 (1.49%) Avaya
17 52 (1.49%) EMC
18 48 (1.38%) SonicWALL