Period
to 12 December 2019

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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 57 79
Rank change year-on-year +27 +22 +66
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 8,995 7,468 6,589
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.76% 4.68% 3.67%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.48% 18.24% 18.34%
Number of salaries quoted 7,773 6,287 5,713
UK median annual salary £38,241 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.40% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £21,900
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,800 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £36,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year -2.78% +8.27% -5.00%

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 43,914 40,943 35,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.99% 25.67% 20.03%
Number of salaries quoted 35,831 32,795 29,619
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Office 365.

Salary trend for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 2019. 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 +27 8,355 £38,000 -5.00% 1,745
UK excluding London +23 5,098 £35,000 -2.78% 1,363
London +25 3,566 £42,500 -5.56% 474
South East +14 1,490 £35,000 -6.67% 345
North of England +27 1,180 £35,000 +2.94% 370
Midlands +23 900 £37,500 -6.25% 227
South West +41 720 £34,000 -2.12% 163
North West +31 621 £37,000 +13.85% 231
West Midlands +19 557 £37,500 -10.71% 125
East of England +14 468 £37,500 - 166
Yorkshire +25 459 £34,000 -2.86% 107
East Midlands +30 343 £35,000 -5.15% 101
Scotland +43 220 £35,009 -17.63% 60
Wales +7 108 £37,500 +25.00% 26
North East +15 100 £36,531 +21.77% 32
Northern Ireland -10 17 £30,000 -39.70% 5
Channel Islands -1 2 £33,000 -1.49% 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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 5,931 (65.94%) Windows
2 5,458 (60.68%) Microsoft
3 5,071 (56.38%) Active Directory
4 3,918 (43.56%) Azure
5 3,024 (33.62%) Windows Server
6 2,809 (31.23%) VMware
7 2,523 (28.05%) Windows 10
8 1,944 (21.61%) Microsoft Office
9 1,886 (20.97%) ITIL
10 1,724 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1,570 (17.45%) SharePoint
12 1,519 (16.89%) MS Exchange
13 1,440 (16.01%) Firewall
14 1,429 (15.89%) Hyper-V
15 1,422 (15.81%) DNS
16 1,318 (14.65%) Cisco
17 1,310 (14.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 1,307 (14.53%) SCCM
19 1,275 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
20 1,246 (13.85%) Citrix
21 1,220 (13.56%) PowerShell
22 1,210 (13.45%) DHCP
23 1,185 (13.17%) Windows 7
24 1,135 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
25 1,084 (12.05%) Finance
26 1,080 (12.01%) AWS
27 1,039 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
28 914 (10.16%) WAN
29 876 (9.74%) LAN
30 875 (9.73%) SQL

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 1,570 (17.45%) SharePoint
2 1,519 (16.89%) MS Exchange
3 674 (7.49%) Skype for Business
4 459 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 443 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 213 (2.37%) IIS
7 114 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 78 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
9 71 (0.79%) Confluence
10 45 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 34 (0.38%) CMS
12 33 (0.37%) Apache
13 27 (0.30%) IBM Notes
14 25 (0.28%) Tomcat
15 24 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
16 21 (0.23%) Drupal
17 17 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
18 16 (0.18%) WordPress
19 12 (0.13%) IBM Domino
19 12 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 1,944 (21.61%) Microsoft Office
2 238 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 136 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 76 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 47 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 27 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 23 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 16 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 8 (0.089%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (0.044%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.044%) Figma
10 4 (0.044%) InVision
10 4 (0.044%) Marvel
10 4 (0.044%) Sketch
10 4 (0.044%) Snagit
11 3 (0.033%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.033%) SketchUp
12 2 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.022%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 151 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 23 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 12 (0.13%) assyst
7 8 (0.089%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.089%) Workfront
8 6 (0.067%) Elite 3E
9 5 (0.056%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 4 (0.044%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.044%) Unit4 Business World
11 3 (0.033%) Carpe Diem
11 3 (0.033%) Sage X3
11 3 (0.033%) SAP Business One
11 3 (0.033%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.033%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.033%) SAP S/4HANA
12 2 (0.022%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.022%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3,918 (43.56%) Azure
2 1,080 (12.01%) AWS
3 782 (8.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 471 (5.24%) OneDrive
5 327 (3.64%) Power Platform
6 303 (3.37%) IaaS
7 271 (3.01%) SaaS
8 256 (2.85%) PaaS
9 185 (2.06%) PowerApps
10 183 (2.03%) G Suite
11 168 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
12 150 (1.67%) Mimecast
13 119 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
14 81 (0.90%) Yammer
15 77 (0.86%) GCP
16 64 (0.71%) Microsoft Flow
17 41 (0.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 40 (0.44%) ShareGate
19 39 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
20 37 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,440 (16.01%) Firewall
2 1,422 (15.81%) DNS
3 1,210 (13.45%) DHCP
4 914 (10.16%) WAN
5 876 (9.74%) LAN
6 869 (9.66%) Skype
7 826 (9.18%) TCP/IP
8 601 (6.68%) VPN
9 596 (6.63%) SAN
10 553 (6.15%) VoIP
11 358 (3.98%) Wireless
12 356 (3.96%) VLAN
13 284 (3.16%) Internet
14 243 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
15 213 (2.37%) Unified Communications
16 207 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
17 195 (2.17%) Network Security
18 153 (1.70%) Intranet
19 151 (1.68%) NAS
20 148 (1.65%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 767 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 204 (2.27%) Power BI
3 83 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 61 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 55 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 48 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
7 48 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
8 42 (0.47%) MySQL
9 39 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
10 37 (0.41%) Relational Database
11 35 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
12 34 (0.38%) Blockchain
13 32 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 21 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
15 17 (0.19%) Big Data
15 17 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
16 16 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
17 15 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 12 (0.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 196 (2.18%) JIRA
2 93 (1.03%) Visual Studio
3 67 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 63 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 42 (0.47%) Cucumber
5 42 (0.47%) Selenium
6 41 (0.46%) JMeter
6 41 (0.46%) SoapUI
7 37 (0.41%) MSI
8 34 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
9 32 (0.36%) Jenkins
9 32 (0.36%) LoadRunner
10 27 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 22 (0.24%) TeamCity
12 21 (0.23%) GitLab
13 20 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
14 15 (0.17%) Bitbucket
14 15 (0.17%) TestRail
14 15 (0.17%) Zephyr
15 11 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1,084 (12.05%) Finance
2 285 (3.17%) Public Sector
3 257 (2.86%) Retail
4 239 (2.66%) Law
5 204 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 177 (1.97%) Marketing
7 171 (1.90%) Legal
8 100 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 99 (1.10%) Banking
10 60 (0.67%) Advertising
11 55 (0.61%) Back Office
12 46 (0.51%) Publishing
13 38 (0.42%) Local Government
14 33 (0.37%) Billing
15 32 (0.36%) Electronics
15 32 (0.36%) Games
16 24 (0.27%) Financial Institution
17 18 (0.20%) Front Office
18 17 (0.19%) Automotive
19 15 (0.17%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 1,628 (18.10%) Analyst
2 1,430 (15.90%) Support Engineer
3 1,127 (12.53%) IT Support
4 1,003 (11.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 810 (9.01%) IT Engineer
6 766 (8.52%) Support Analyst
7 692 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 635 (7.06%) Consultant
9 529 (5.88%) Architect
10 520 (5.78%) IT Analyst
11 504 (5.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 474 (5.27%) IT Support Engineer
13 441 (4.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 414 (4.60%) Service Analyst
15 396 (4.40%) Desktop Support
16 359 (3.99%) Service Desk Analyst
17 355 (3.95%) Administrator
18 350 (3.89%) 3rd Line Support
19 341 (3.79%) IT Support Analyst
20 340 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (2.32%) .NET
2 142 (1.58%) HTML
3 140 (1.56%) CSS
4 115 (1.28%) Web Services
5 98 (1.09%) ASP.NET
6 90 (1.00%) LDAP
7 53 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 51 (0.57%) .NET Framework
8 51 (0.57%) AngularJS
9 41 (0.46%) React
10 40 (0.44%) Entity Framework
11 39 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web API
12 37 (0.41%) JSON
13 34 (0.38%) REST
14 33 (0.37%) SAML
15 32 (0.36%) jQuery
16 29 (0.32%) .NET Core
17 27 (0.30%) XML
18 25 (0.28%) HTML5
19 21 (0.23%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 555 (6.17%) Data Centre
2 432 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 423 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 315 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
5 269 (2.99%) Driving Licence
5 269 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
6 183 (2.03%) Public Cloud
7 168 (1.87%) User Experience
8 143 (1.59%) Smartphone
9 139 (1.55%) Replication
10 133 (1.48%) iPhone
11 130 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
12 127 (1.41%) Private Cloud
13 118 (1.31%) Blackberry
14 93 (1.03%) Virtual Team
15 84 (0.93%) Clustering
16 83 (0.92%) iPad
17 66 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
18 65 (0.72%) Hedge funds
19 62 (0.69%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 5,931 (65.94%) Windows
2 3,024 (33.62%) Windows Server
3 2,523 (28.05%) Windows 10
4 1,275 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,185 (13.17%) Windows 7
6 820 (9.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 621 (6.90%) Linux
8 328 (3.65%) Windows 8
9 292 (3.25%) Android
10 244 (2.71%) Mac OS
11 229 (2.55%) Apple iOS
12 203 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 168 (1.87%) Mac OS X
14 87 (0.97%) Windows XP
15 66 (0.73%) Unix
16 55 (0.61%) CentOS
17 53 (0.59%) Ubuntu
18 40 (0.44%) Windows Vista
19 35 (0.39%) VMS
20 28 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,886 (20.97%) ITIL
2 1,310 (14.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,039 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
4 772 (8.58%) Migration
5 750 (8.34%) Agile Software Development
6 565 (6.28%) Project Management
7 459 (5.10%) Service Management
8 455 (5.06%) Mentoring
9 451 (5.01%) Service Delivery
10 448 (4.98%) Project Delivery
11 389 (4.32%) DevOps
12 387 (4.30%) Change Management
13 384 (4.27%) Information Security
14 370 (4.11%) Presales
15 353 (3.92%) Cybersecurity
16 350 (3.89%) CRM
17 321 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
18 318 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
19 289 (3.21%) Incident Management
20 282 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,220 (13.56%) PowerShell
2 875 (9.73%) SQL
3 198 (2.20%) JavaScript
4 186 (2.07%) C#
5 127 (1.41%) Python
6 105 (1.17%) C
7 89 (0.99%) VBScript
8 74 (0.82%) Bash Shell
9 61 (0.68%) PHP
10 46 (0.51%) Java
11 43 (0.48%) T-SQL
12 40 (0.44%) VBA
13 31 (0.34%) TypeScript
14 27 (0.30%) Ruby
15 26 (0.29%) Shell Script
16 19 (0.21%) VB
17 17 (0.19%) Perl
18 15 (0.17%) C++
19 9 (0.10%) Scala
20 3 (0.033%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 1,135 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 638 (7.09%) MCSE
3 580 (6.45%) Degree
4 570 (6.34%) MCSA
5 368 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
6 298 (3.31%) CCNA
7 272 (3.02%) MCP
8 198 (2.20%) Security Cleared
9 175 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 134 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
11 123 (1.37%) A+ Certification
12 105 (1.17%) CISSP
13 104 (1.16%) MCITP
14 101 (1.12%) CCNP
14 101 (1.12%) SC Cleared
15 95 (1.06%) DBS Check
16 77 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
17 70 (0.78%) CCA
18 54 (0.60%) CompTIA Security+
19 51 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 874 (9.72%) SLA
2 227 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 107 (1.19%) GDPR
4 93 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 91 (1.01%) QA
6 89 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
7 47 (0.52%) PMO
8 45 (0.50%) NIST
9 31 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 27 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 25 (0.28%) Data Quality
12 14 (0.16%) NCSC
13 11 (0.12%) COBIT
14 9 (0.10%) ISO 22301
14 9 (0.10%) ISO 9001
15 8 (0.089%) ISO 31000
15 8 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 8 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 6 (0.067%) Actionable Recommendations
17 5 (0.056%) HIPAA
System Software
1 5,071 (56.38%) Active Directory
2 1,724 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,429 (15.89%) Hyper-V
4 470 (5.23%) XenApp
5 387 (4.30%) vSphere
6 324 (3.60%) XenDesktop
7 252 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
8 116 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
9 101 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
10 78 (0.87%) BitLocker
11 76 (0.84%) Terminal Services
12 68 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
13 67 (0.74%) Docker
14 63 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
15 54 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 40 (0.44%) Firmware
17 30 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 28 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
19 21 (0.23%) UAG
20 20 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,307 (14.53%) SCCM
2 766 (8.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 186 (2.07%) SCOM
4 160 (1.78%) WSUS
5 98 (1.09%) Backup Exec
6 77 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
7 76 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
8 74 (0.82%) AirWatch
9 69 (0.77%) Kubernetes
10 68 (0.76%) vCenter Server
11 61 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 49 (0.54%) Terraform
13 43 (0.48%) SCVMM
14 41 (0.46%) Ansible
14 41 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 39 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
16 38 (0.42%) FortiGate
17 36 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
18 35 (0.39%) CASB
18 35 (0.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5,458 (60.68%) Microsoft
2 2,809 (31.23%) VMware
3 1,318 (14.65%) Cisco
4 1,246 (13.85%) Citrix
5 467 (5.19%) Apple
6 445 (4.95%) HP
7 377 (4.19%) Veeam
8 288 (3.20%) Dell
9 242 (2.69%) Meraki
10 235 (2.61%) Google
11 204 (2.27%) NetApp
12 177 (1.97%) ServiceNow
13 169 (1.88%) Symantec
14 167 (1.86%) Avaya
15 146 (1.62%) Sophos
16 143 (1.59%) EMC
17 127 (1.41%) Adobe
18 115 (1.28%) Ivanti
19 113 (1.26%) SolarWinds
20 108 (1.20%) SonicWALL