Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 38 69
Rank change year-on-year +4 +31 +36
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 4,863 8,395 7,451
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.24% 5.70% 4.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.36% 19.23% 17.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4,518 7,373 6,585
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,250 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.78%

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 28,015 43,650 42,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.97% 29.66% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 22,854 35,428 34,530
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +4.55%

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 9 July 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 9 July 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 +3 4,479 £45,000 +12.50% 418
UK excluding London +5 2,756 £40,000 +6.67% 349
London +13 1,947 £52,500 +16.67% 93
South East +2 791 £41,100 +6.75% 87
North of England -3 604 £37,750 +7.86% 102
Work from Home +17 412 £57,500 -8.00% 37
Midlands +1 412 £40,000 +1.27% 53
East of England +10 367 £40,000 +14.29% 31
South West +10 357 £37,500 - 52
West Midlands +6 292 £45,000 +5.88% 35
North West -9 281 £38,636 +10.39% 57
Yorkshire +19 259 £40,000 +14.29% 34
Scotland +32 150 £40,000 +14.29% 7
East Midlands -7 119 £32,500 -7.14% 18
Wales +24 83 £36,000 -1.37% 17
North East -3 64 £30,000 -17.59% 11
Northern Ireland +14 8 £22,500 -43.75% 2

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 3,243 (66.69%) Windows
2 2,915 (59.94%) Microsoft
3 2,703 (55.58%) Active Directory
4 2,397 (49.29%) Azure
5 1,644 (33.81%) Windows Server
6 1,526 (31.38%) VMware
7 1,295 (26.63%) Windows 10
8 985 (20.25%) ITIL
9 944 (19.41%) Firewall
10 924 (19.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 903 (18.57%) SharePoint
12 883 (18.16%) Microsoft Office
13 845 (17.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 843 (17.33%) PowerShell
15 778 (16.00%) Citrix
16 766 (15.75%) Hyper-V
17 749 (15.40%) MS Exchange
18 746 (15.34%) SCCM
19 742 (15.26%) Cisco
20 697 (14.33%) DNS
21 696 (14.31%) Finance
22 694 (14.27%) AWS
23 660 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
24 640 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
25 605 (12.44%) Windows Server 2016
26 573 (11.78%) SQL
27 559 (11.49%) DHCP
28 555 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
29 540 (11.10%) LAN
30 520 (10.69%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 903 (18.57%) SharePoint
2 749 (15.40%) MS Exchange
3 264 (5.43%) Skype for Business
4 261 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 258 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 163 (3.35%) IIS
7 36 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
8 29 (0.60%) Confluence
8 29 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 29 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 25 (0.51%) CMS
10 20 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
12 14 (0.29%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.21%) Drupal
13 10 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.19%) Apache
15 7 (0.14%) JBoss
16 6 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 883 (18.16%) Microsoft Office
2 112 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.25%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.14%) SketchUp
9 6 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.082%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (0.082%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.082%) Snagit
11 2 (0.041%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.021%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.021%) InDesign
12 1 (0.021%) LightWave 3D
12 1 (0.021%) Revit
Business Applications
1 112 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.41%) Sentinel
3 14 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 8 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.082%) FastStats
9 4 (0.082%) Magento
9 4 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.082%) Sage CRM
9 4 (0.082%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 4 (0.082%) Unica
10 3 (0.062%) Elite 3E
10 3 (0.062%) Exchequer
10 3 (0.062%) Shopify
11 2 (0.041%) assyst
11 2 (0.041%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.041%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2,397 (49.29%) Azure
2 694 (14.27%) AWS
3 520 (10.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 274 (5.63%) IaaS
5 248 (5.10%) PaaS
6 233 (4.79%) Power Platform
7 224 (4.61%) OneDrive
8 219 (4.50%) SaaS
9 147 (3.02%) PowerApps
10 129 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
11 104 (2.14%) Mimecast
12 69 (1.42%) GCP
13 67 (1.38%) G Suite
14 66 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
15 45 (0.93%) Power Automate
16 32 (0.66%) Yammer
17 28 (0.58%) Logic Apps
18 26 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
19 22 (0.45%) Serverless
20 21 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 944 (19.41%) Firewall
2 697 (14.33%) DNS
3 559 (11.49%) DHCP
4 540 (11.10%) LAN
5 512 (10.53%) WAN
6 474 (9.75%) TCP/IP
7 453 (9.32%) VPN
8 342 (7.03%) Skype
9 275 (5.65%) SAN
10 259 (5.33%) VoIP
11 169 (3.48%) VLAN
12 157 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
13 155 (3.19%) Wireless
14 151 (3.11%) Internet
15 134 (2.76%) Network Security
16 116 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
17 114 (2.34%) Unified Communications
18 98 (2.02%) NetScaler
19 68 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
20 55 (1.13%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 466 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 152 (3.13%) Power BI
3 67 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 63 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
5 55 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
6 40 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
7 39 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
8 37 (0.76%) MySQL
9 28 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 26 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (0.27%) Data Lake
14 12 (0.25%) Big Data
14 12 (0.25%) NoSQL
14 12 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.21%) Cosmos DB
16 8 (0.16%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.16%) Relational Database
16 8 (0.16%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 109 (2.24%) JIRA
2 53 (1.09%) Visual Studio
3 41 (0.84%) Git (software)
4 38 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
6 14 (0.29%) Metasploit
7 12 (0.25%) Jenkins
7 12 (0.25%) Selenium
7 12 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (0.21%) Bitbucket
8 10 (0.21%) MSI
8 10 (0.21%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.16%) SoapUI
10 7 (0.14%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.14%) WinDbg
11 5 (0.10%) GitLab
11 5 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.10%) Subversion
12 4 (0.082%) LoadRunner
General
1 696 (14.31%) Finance
2 181 (3.72%) Public Sector
3 146 (3.00%) Legal
4 136 (2.80%) Retail
5 132 (2.71%) Law
6 97 (1.99%) Marketing
7 91 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 88 (1.81%) Telecoms
9 82 (1.69%) Banking
10 56 (1.15%) Local Government
11 48 (0.99%) Advertising
12 32 (0.66%) Back Office
13 28 (0.58%) Billing
14 24 (0.49%) Games
15 23 (0.47%) Electronics
16 19 (0.39%) Front Office
17 16 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
18 14 (0.29%) Publishing
19 8 (0.16%) Financial Institution
19 8 (0.16%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 756 (15.55%) Analyst
2 700 (14.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 660 (13.57%) Support Engineer
4 503 (10.34%) IT Support
5 412 (8.47%) IT Engineer
6 379 (7.79%) Consultant
7 334 (6.87%) Support Analyst
8 270 (5.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 267 (5.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 264 (5.43%) Architect
11 224 (4.61%) IT Support Engineer
12 206 (4.24%) IT Analyst
13 201 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
14 200 (4.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 185 (3.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 185 (3.80%) Service Analyst
16 183 (3.76%) Desktop Support
17 166 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
18 159 (3.27%) IT Manager
19 149 (3.06%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (3.21%) .NET
2 92 (1.89%) Web Services
3 64 (1.32%) HTML
4 53 (1.09%) CSS
4 53 (1.09%) LDAP
5 43 (0.88%) ASP.NET
6 35 (0.72%) .NET Framework
7 23 (0.47%) JSON
8 20 (0.41%) ASP.NET Web API
8 20 (0.41%) Entity Framework
8 20 (0.41%) React
9 18 (0.37%) LESS
9 18 (0.37%) Sass
10 16 (0.33%) Middleware
11 14 (0.29%) OAuth
11 14 (0.29%) REST
12 13 (0.27%) jQuery
13 12 (0.25%) WSH
14 11 (0.23%) SAML
14 11 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 314 (6.46%) Data Centre
2 292 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 219 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 147 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
5 117 (2.41%) Driving Licence
6 116 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
7 106 (2.18%) Public Cloud
8 79 (1.62%) User Experience
9 78 (1.60%) Replication
10 69 (1.42%) Clustering
11 64 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
12 56 (1.15%) Private Cloud
13 51 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
14 48 (0.99%) iPad
15 41 (0.84%) iPhone
16 39 (0.80%) Smartphone
17 34 (0.70%) NHS
18 32 (0.66%) FMCG
19 30 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
20 29 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3,243 (66.69%) Windows
2 1,644 (33.81%) Windows Server
3 1,295 (26.63%) Windows 10
4 660 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 605 (12.44%) Windows Server 2016
6 440 (9.05%) Windows 7
7 363 (7.46%) Linux
8 355 (7.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 217 (4.46%) Windows Server 2019
10 133 (2.73%) Windows 8
11 117 (2.41%) Android
12 109 (2.24%) Apple iOS
13 78 (1.60%) Unix
14 76 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
15 69 (1.42%) Mac OS
16 68 (1.40%) Mac OS X
17 21 (0.43%) CentOS
18 19 (0.39%) Windows XP
19 15 (0.31%) Kali Linux
20 13 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 985 (20.25%) ITIL
2 845 (17.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 640 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
4 439 (9.03%) Migration
5 373 (7.67%) Agile Software Development
6 331 (6.81%) Project Management
7 277 (5.70%) Information Security
8 271 (5.57%) Project Delivery
9 253 (5.20%) DevOps
10 229 (4.71%) Presales
11 215 (4.42%) Change Management
12 211 (4.34%) Service Delivery
13 204 (4.19%) Mentoring
14 197 (4.05%) CRM
14 197 (4.05%) Service Management
15 193 (3.97%) Business Intelligence
16 191 (3.93%) Cybersecurity
17 190 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
18 168 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
19 165 (3.39%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 843 (17.33%) PowerShell
2 573 (11.78%) SQL
3 131 (2.69%) C#
4 121 (2.49%) Python
5 111 (2.28%) JavaScript
6 70 (1.44%) Bash Shell
7 61 (1.25%) VBScript
8 50 (1.03%) C
9 34 (0.70%) T-SQL
10 28 (0.58%) Java
11 22 (0.45%) VBA
12 19 (0.39%) VB
13 14 (0.29%) Perl
13 14 (0.29%) PHP
14 13 (0.27%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.25%) C++
16 9 (0.19%) TypeScript
17 6 (0.12%) Go
18 5 (0.10%) RPG III
18 5 (0.10%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 555 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 281 (5.78%) MCSE
3 273 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
4 260 (5.35%) Degree
5 215 (4.42%) CCNA
6 204 (4.19%) MCSA
7 114 (2.34%) CISSP
8 109 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 106 (2.18%) MCP
9 106 (2.18%) Security Cleared
10 94 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
11 87 (1.79%) SC Cleared
12 61 (1.25%) CISM
13 57 (1.17%) CCNP
14 52 (1.07%) MCITP
15 47 (0.97%) SANS
16 45 (0.93%) A+ Certification
17 42 (0.86%) DBS Check
18 29 (0.60%) CISA
19 27 (0.56%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 363 (7.46%) SLA
2 171 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 101 (2.08%) GDPR
4 62 (1.27%) QA
5 38 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
6 31 (0.64%) PCI DSS
7 30 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 24 (0.49%) BS25999
8 24 (0.49%) NIST
9 15 (0.31%) NCSC
9 15 (0.31%) PMO
10 14 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 9 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 8 (0.16%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.10%) AICPA
13 5 (0.10%) COBIT
13 5 (0.10%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 4 (0.082%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2,703 (55.58%) Active Directory
2 924 (19.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 766 (15.75%) Hyper-V
4 267 (5.49%) XenApp
5 234 (4.81%) vSphere
6 221 (4.54%) XenDesktop
7 179 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
8 75 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
9 63 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
10 61 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 51 (1.05%) BitLocker
12 41 (0.84%) Docker
13 40 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 39 (0.80%) Terminal Server
15 36 (0.74%) Terminal Services
16 29 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
17 28 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 26 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
19 24 (0.49%) NFS
20 20 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 746 (15.34%) SCCM
2 433 (8.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 109 (2.24%) SCOM
4 91 (1.87%) Backup Exec
5 79 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
6 70 (1.44%) Ansible
6 70 (1.44%) WSUS
7 50 (1.03%) Puppet
8 48 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
8 48 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
9 47 (0.97%) vCenter Server
10 36 (0.74%) SCVMM
11 32 (0.66%) Terraform
12 29 (0.60%) Kubernetes
12 29 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
13 24 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
13 24 (0.49%) XenMobile
14 18 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
15 17 (0.35%) AirWatch
15 17 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2,915 (59.94%) Microsoft
2 1,526 (31.38%) VMware
3 778 (16.00%) Citrix
4 742 (15.26%) Cisco
5 261 (5.37%) HP
6 236 (4.85%) Veeam
7 175 (3.60%) Dell
8 165 (3.39%) Apple
9 145 (2.98%) Meraki
10 123 (2.53%) NetApp
11 112 (2.30%) Sophos
12 89 (1.83%) Google
13 88 (1.81%) Avaya
14 86 (1.77%) EMC
15 81 (1.67%) Symantec
16 68 (1.40%) Palo Alto
17 67 (1.38%) ServiceNow
18 64 (1.32%) CheckPoint
19 61 (1.25%) Oracle
20 60 (1.23%) iManage