Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 55 74
Rank change year-on-year +27 +19 +62
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 8,382 7,276 6,899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.88% 4.84% 3.92%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.25% 18.11% 18.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,189 6,124 5,968
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,105
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.29% +4.28%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,800 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29% -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 41,402 40,172 38,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.98% 26.70% 21.67%
Number of salaries quoted 33,699 32,063 31,638
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +26 7,779 £40,000 - 1,770
UK excluding London +26 4,820 £36,000 -4.00% 1,369
London +19 3,289 £45,000 - 531
South East +19 1,424 £37,500 - 356
North of England +24 1,093 £35,000 - 357
Midlands +18 806 £35,000 -12.50% 215
South West +45 671 £35,000 -2.78% 147
North West +45 599 £37,500 +11.94% 221
East of England +14 503 £40,000 +6.67% 165
West Midlands +14 468 £37,500 -6.25% 124
Yorkshire +19 399 £32,500 -7.14% 112
East Midlands +34 337 £32,500 -13.33% 88
Scotland +63 226 £35,000 -12.50% 80
Wales +7 100 £37,500 +4.17% 38
North East +10 95 £31,000 -11.43% 24
Northern Ireland -10 15 £27,500 -30.38% 13
Channel Islands -5 2 £33,000 -1.49%

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 5,627 (67.13%) Windows
2 5,121 (61.10%) Microsoft
3 4,734 (56.48%) Active Directory
4 3,689 (44.01%) Azure
5 2,797 (33.37%) Windows Server
6 2,635 (31.44%) VMware
7 2,425 (28.93%) Windows 10
8 1,774 (21.16%) Microsoft Office
9 1,742 (20.78%) ITIL
10 1,607 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1,490 (17.78%) SharePoint
12 1,414 (16.87%) Firewall
13 1,384 (16.51%) MS Exchange
14 1,308 (15.60%) SCCM
15 1,274 (15.20%) DNS
16 1,266 (15.10%) Hyper-V
17 1,240 (14.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 1,203 (14.35%) Citrix
19 1,190 (14.20%) PowerShell
20 1,185 (14.14%) Cisco
21 1,134 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
22 1,086 (12.96%) DHCP
23 1,076 (12.84%) AWS
24 1,066 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
25 1,060 (12.65%) Microsoft Certification
26 1,026 (12.24%) Windows 7
27 1,024 (12.22%) Finance
28 913 (10.89%) WAN
29 898 (10.71%) LAN
30 861 (10.27%) SLA

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 1,490 (17.78%) SharePoint
2 1,384 (16.51%) MS Exchange
3 647 (7.72%) Skype for Business
4 458 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 414 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 205 (2.45%) IIS
7 96 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 63 (0.75%) Confluence
9 56 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 40 (0.48%) CMS
11 38 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 25 (0.30%) Drupal
13 24 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
14 16 (0.19%) Apache
15 13 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (0.16%) Tomcat
16 11 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
17 10 (0.12%) IBM Notes
17 10 (0.12%) WordPress
18 8 (0.095%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 1,774 (21.16%) Microsoft Office
2 237 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 128 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 62 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 41 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.25%) AutoCAD
7 17 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 14 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.095%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.072%) Adobe Captivate
10 6 (0.072%) Camtasia
10 6 (0.072%) Snagit
11 5 (0.060%) SketchUp
12 4 (0.048%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.048%) CINEMA 4D
13 2 (0.024%) Figma
13 2 (0.024%) InVision
13 2 (0.024%) Marvel
13 2 (0.024%) ProjectWise
13 2 (0.024%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 149 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 20 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 17 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 11 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.13%) Elite 3E
7 6 (0.072%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 5 (0.060%) assyst
9 4 (0.048%) Magento
9 4 (0.048%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.036%) Sage CRM
10 3 (0.036%) SAP Business One
10 3 (0.036%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.036%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.036%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.036%) Workfront
11 2 (0.024%) Exchequer
11 2 (0.024%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.024%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3,689 (44.01%) Azure
2 1,076 (12.84%) AWS
3 720 (8.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 384 (4.58%) OneDrive
5 306 (3.65%) Power Platform
6 305 (3.64%) IaaS
6 305 (3.64%) SaaS
7 272 (3.25%) PaaS
8 197 (2.35%) PowerApps
9 172 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
10 136 (1.62%) Mimecast
11 135 (1.61%) G Suite
12 118 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
13 81 (0.97%) GCP
14 55 (0.66%) Microsoft Flow
15 52 (0.62%) Yammer
16 44 (0.52%) ShareGate
17 38 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 26 (0.31%) Serverless
19 23 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,414 (16.87%) Firewall
2 1,274 (15.20%) DNS
3 1,086 (12.96%) DHCP
4 913 (10.89%) WAN
5 898 (10.71%) LAN
6 802 (9.57%) Skype
7 793 (9.46%) TCP/IP
8 658 (7.85%) VPN
9 535 (6.38%) SAN
10 529 (6.31%) VoIP
11 345 (4.12%) VLAN
12 290 (3.46%) Internet
13 284 (3.39%) Wireless
14 222 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
15 212 (2.53%) Unified Communications
16 194 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
17 160 (1.91%) NetScaler
18 155 (1.85%) Network Security
19 146 (1.74%) Intranet
20 130 (1.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 725 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 178 (2.12%) Power BI
3 109 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 77 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
5 61 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
6 45 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (0.51%) MySQL
7 43 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 40 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 38 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
9 38 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
10 30 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
12 26 (0.31%) Blockchain
13 17 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
14 15 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (0.16%) Big Data
16 13 (0.16%) Cosmos DB
16 13 (0.16%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 166 (1.98%) JIRA
2 76 (0.91%) Visual Studio
3 72 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 58 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (0.35%) MSI
6 28 (0.33%) SoapUI
7 27 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 26 (0.31%) Selenium
9 25 (0.30%) TeamCity
9 25 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
10 24 (0.29%) Cucumber
10 24 (0.29%) JMeter
11 22 (0.26%) Jenkins
11 22 (0.26%) LoadRunner
12 19 (0.23%) Bitbucket
13 18 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
14 17 (0.20%) Subversion
15 14 (0.17%) GitLab
16 11 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 8 (0.095%) Zephyr
General
1 1,024 (12.22%) Finance
2 268 (3.20%) Public Sector
3 246 (2.93%) Retail
4 207 (2.47%) Law
5 200 (2.39%) Legal
6 171 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 145 (1.73%) Marketing
8 110 (1.31%) Banking
9 99 (1.18%) Advertising
10 81 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 52 (0.62%) Back Office
12 45 (0.54%) Local Government
13 44 (0.52%) Billing
14 31 (0.37%) Publishing
15 25 (0.30%) Front Office
16 24 (0.29%) Automotive
17 21 (0.25%) Electronics
18 20 (0.24%) Financial Institution
18 20 (0.24%) Games
19 16 (0.19%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 1,446 (17.25%) Analyst
2 1,301 (15.52%) Support Engineer
3 1,049 (12.51%) IT Support
4 985 (11.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 722 (8.61%) IT Engineer
6 676 (8.06%) Support Analyst
7 625 (7.46%) Consultant
8 603 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 485 (5.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 457 (5.45%) IT Analyst
11 452 (5.39%) Architect
12 429 (5.12%) IT Support Engineer
13 411 (4.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 403 (4.81%) Desktop Support
15 378 (4.51%) Service Analyst
16 350 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support
17 335 (4.00%) Administrator
18 332 (3.96%) Service Desk Analyst
19 300 (3.58%) IT Support Analyst
20 299 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (2.47%) .NET
2 121 (1.44%) HTML
3 111 (1.32%) CSS
4 102 (1.22%) LDAP
5 96 (1.15%) Web Services
6 90 (1.07%) ASP.NET
7 57 (0.68%) .NET Framework
8 50 (0.60%) Entity Framework
9 44 (0.52%) React
10 43 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 43 (0.51%) JSON
11 41 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
12 37 (0.44%) AngularJS
13 33 (0.39%) SAML
14 29 (0.35%) jQuery
14 29 (0.35%) REST
15 27 (0.32%) WSH
16 23 (0.27%) .NET Core
17 22 (0.26%) HTML5
17 22 (0.26%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 542 (6.47%) Data Centre
2 438 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 373 (4.45%) Management Information System
4 283 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
5 267 (3.19%) Video Conferencing
6 257 (3.07%) Driving Licence
7 164 (1.96%) Public Cloud
8 155 (1.85%) User Experience
9 138 (1.65%) Smartphone
10 136 (1.62%) Replication
11 134 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 111 (1.32%) iPhone
13 109 (1.30%) iPad
14 102 (1.22%) Clustering
14 102 (1.22%) Private Cloud
15 93 (1.11%) Blackberry
16 74 (0.88%) Virtual Team
17 64 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
18 49 (0.58%) Mobile App
19 43 (0.51%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 5,627 (67.13%) Windows
2 2,797 (33.37%) Windows Server
3 2,425 (28.93%) Windows 10
4 1,134 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,026 (12.24%) Windows 7
6 664 (7.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 533 (6.36%) Linux
8 309 (3.69%) Windows 8
9 282 (3.36%) Android
10 234 (2.79%) Apple iOS
11 160 (1.91%) Mac OS X
12 157 (1.87%) Mac OS
13 144 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
14 79 (0.94%) Windows XP
15 77 (0.92%) Unix
16 36 (0.43%) VMS
17 33 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 23 (0.27%) CentOS
19 21 (0.25%) Ubuntu
20 19 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,742 (20.78%) ITIL
2 1,240 (14.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,066 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
4 680 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 670 (7.99%) Migration
6 516 (6.16%) Project Management
7 430 (5.13%) Project Delivery
8 421 (5.02%) Mentoring
9 410 (4.89%) Service Delivery
10 407 (4.86%) Service Management
11 394 (4.70%) Information Security
12 383 (4.57%) DevOps
13 352 (4.20%) Change Management
14 345 (4.12%) Presales
15 334 (3.98%) CRM
16 294 (3.51%) Cybersecurity
17 280 (3.34%) ITSM
18 279 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
19 274 (3.27%) Mobile Device Management
20 257 (3.07%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1,190 (14.20%) PowerShell
2 766 (9.14%) SQL
3 199 (2.37%) JavaScript
4 179 (2.14%) C#
5 124 (1.48%) Python
6 115 (1.37%) VBScript
7 92 (1.10%) C
8 69 (0.82%) Bash Shell
9 49 (0.58%) VBA
10 39 (0.47%) PHP
11 38 (0.45%) T-SQL
12 33 (0.39%) TypeScript
13 26 (0.31%) Java
14 23 (0.27%) Shell Script
15 21 (0.25%) VB
16 14 (0.17%) Perl
17 8 (0.095%) Ruby
18 7 (0.084%) C++
19 6 (0.072%) Go
20 3 (0.036%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 1,060 (12.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 544 (6.49%) MCSE
3 485 (5.79%) MCSA
4 462 (5.51%) Degree
5 360 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
6 281 (3.35%) CCNA
7 233 (2.78%) MCP
8 180 (2.15%) Security Cleared
9 176 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 124 (1.48%) CISSP
11 121 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
12 104 (1.24%) A+ Certification
12 104 (1.24%) SC Cleared
13 92 (1.10%) DBS Check
14 89 (1.06%) MCITP
15 86 (1.03%) CCNP
16 55 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 52 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
18 49 (0.58%) CCA
19 39 (0.47%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 861 (10.27%) SLA
2 230 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 112 (1.34%) QA
4 91 (1.09%) GDPR
5 81 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
6 72 (0.86%) PCI DSS
7 44 (0.52%) PMO
8 39 (0.47%) NIST
9 27 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 25 (0.30%) Data Quality
11 24 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 15 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 15 (0.18%) NCSC
13 12 (0.14%) ISO 22301
14 11 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 8 (0.095%) ISO 14001
15 8 (0.095%) ISO 31000
16 7 (0.084%) BS25999
17 6 (0.072%) Actionable Recommendations
18 5 (0.060%) HIPAA
System Software
1 4,734 (56.48%) Active Directory
2 1,607 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,266 (15.10%) Hyper-V
4 478 (5.70%) XenApp
5 390 (4.65%) vSphere
6 358 (4.27%) XenDesktop
7 263 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
8 98 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
9 80 (0.95%) Terminal Services
9 80 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
10 71 (0.85%) BitLocker
11 62 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
12 49 (0.58%) Docker
13 47 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
14 41 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
15 38 (0.45%) Terminal Server
16 34 (0.41%) UAG
17 33 (0.39%) Firmware
17 33 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 29 (0.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,308 (15.60%) SCCM
2 732 (8.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 200 (2.39%) SCOM
4 132 (1.57%) WSUS
5 99 (1.18%) Backup Exec
6 88 (1.05%) vCenter Server
7 82 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
8 64 (0.76%) Jamf Pro
9 58 (0.69%) AirWatch
10 56 (0.67%) Kubernetes
11 54 (0.64%) Ansible
12 52 (0.62%) XenMobile
13 43 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 41 (0.49%) Terraform
15 39 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
15 39 (0.47%) SCVMM
16 38 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
17 37 (0.44%) Puppet
18 36 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 34 (0.41%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5,121 (61.10%) Microsoft
2 2,635 (31.44%) VMware
3 1,203 (14.35%) Citrix
4 1,185 (14.14%) Cisco
5 454 (5.42%) Apple
6 433 (5.17%) HP
7 349 (4.16%) Veeam
8 266 (3.17%) Dell
9 212 (2.53%) NetApp
10 195 (2.33%) Meraki
11 179 (2.14%) Avaya
12 169 (2.02%) Google
13 165 (1.97%) Symantec
14 154 (1.84%) ServiceNow
15 148 (1.77%) EMC
16 142 (1.69%) Sophos
17 108 (1.29%) Adobe
17 108 (1.29%) Oracle
18 103 (1.23%) Mitel
19 102 (1.22%) SolarWinds