Period
to 23 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Microsoft 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft 365 over the 6 months to 23 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 34 60
Rank change year-on-year +13 +26 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 125 86 67
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 8.75% 6.46% 3.89%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.89% 20.48% 16.42%
Number of salaries quoted 113 60 58
10th Percentile £23,800 £22,000 £22,500
25th Percentile £26,250 £29,518 £25,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Median % change year-on-year - -5.41% +34.55%
75th Percentile £47,500 £39,063 £44,275
90th Percentile £59,500 £45,250 £55,475
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.09%

Microsoft 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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 546 420 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 38.21% 31.53% 23.69%
Number of salaries quoted 420 343 348
10th Percentile £26,700 £30,000 £26,675
25th Percentile £32,500 £33,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £43,355 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.79% +8.39% -
75th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,521 £57,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%

Microsoft 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Microsoft 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 365 in Wales

Microsoft 365
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Microsoft 365 in Wales

Microsoft 365
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft 365 in Wales over the 6 months to 23 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft 365 in Wales

Microsoft 365
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft 365 within the Wales region over the 6 months to 23 June 2021. 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
South Wales +14 89 £37,500 +5.63% 9
West Wales +6 20 £35,000 +62.79% 1
North Wales +6 9 £31,500 - 2
Mid Wales -9 6 - -
Microsoft 365
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 83 (66.40%) Active Directory
2 82 (65.60%) Microsoft
3 74 (59.20%) Windows
4 68 (54.40%) Windows Server
5 62 (49.60%) Azure
6 46 (36.80%) Firewall
7 41 (32.80%) VMware
8 35 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 30 (24.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 29 (23.20%) Social Skills
11 24 (19.20%) DHCP
12 23 (18.40%) DNS
12 23 (18.40%) Linux
12 23 (18.40%) Hyper-V
13 22 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (17.60%) SharePoint
14 20 (16.00%) TCP/IP
14 20 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (14.40%) SAN
15 18 (14.40%) Microsoft Office
15 18 (14.40%) ITIL
16 17 (13.60%) Cisco
17 16 (12.80%) WAN
17 16 (12.80%) Finance
18 15 (12.00%) PowerShell
18 15 (12.00%) Windows 10
19 14 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
19 14 (11.20%) Citrix
19 14 (11.20%) LAN
20 13 (10.40%) Migration

Microsoft 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 22 (17.60%) SharePoint
2 12 (9.60%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.00%) IIS
4 6 (4.80%) Skype for Business
5 5 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.80%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (14.40%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Northgate Housing
2 2 (1.60%) assyst
3 1 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 62 (49.60%) Azure
2 30 (24.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (8.80%) Power Platform
4 10 (8.00%) PowerApps
5 6 (4.80%) OneDrive
5 6 (4.80%) Yammer
6 5 (4.00%) IaaS
6 5 (4.00%) PaaS
7 3 (2.40%) AWS
7 3 (2.40%) Power Automate
8 2 (1.60%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.60%) SaaS
9 1 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (36.80%) Firewall
2 24 (19.20%) DHCP
3 23 (18.40%) DNS
4 20 (16.00%) TCP/IP
5 18 (14.40%) SAN
6 16 (12.80%) WAN
7 14 (11.20%) LAN
8 12 (9.60%) VPN
9 11 (8.80%) VoIP
10 7 (5.60%) NAS
10 7 (5.60%) Network Security
10 7 (5.60%) Skype
10 7 (5.60%) SSL
10 7 (5.60%) VLAN
11 6 (4.80%) SD-WAN
11 6 (4.80%) Wireless
12 5 (4.00%) Intranet
12 5 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (3.20%) IPsec
13 4 (3.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (2.40%) Power BI
3 1 (0.80%) Big Data
3 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.80%) MySQL
3 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.40%) JIRA
General
1 29 (23.20%) Social Skills
2 16 (12.80%) Finance
3 5 (4.00%) Advertising
4 4 (3.20%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.60%) Games
6 2 (1.60%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (1.60%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (1.60%) Retail
7 1 (0.80%) Banking
7 1 (0.80%) Law
7 1 (0.80%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (25.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (12.80%) Analyst
3 14 (11.20%) Project Engineer
4 13 (10.40%) IT Engineer
5 12 (9.60%) IT Support
6 9 (7.20%) IT Technician
7 8 (6.40%) Architect
7 8 (6.40%) Azure Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Support Technician
8 7 (5.60%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) IT Support Technician
8 7 (5.60%) Service Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.80%) Messaging Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) IT Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.20%) LDAP
2 1 (0.80%) React
2 1 (0.80%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.20%) Driving Licence
2 7 (5.60%) User Experience
3 4 (3.20%) AS400
3 4 (3.20%) e-Learning
3 4 (3.20%) Learning Management System
3 4 (3.20%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.40%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.40%) Housing Association
5 2 (1.60%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.80%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.80%) Handset
6 1 (0.80%) iPad
6 1 (0.80%) iPhone
6 1 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.80%) Social Media
6 1 (0.80%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 74 (59.20%) Windows
2 68 (54.40%) Windows Server
3 23 (18.40%) Linux
4 20 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (12.00%) Windows 10
6 11 (8.80%) Windows Server 2019
7 10 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (7.20%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (5.60%) Windows 7
10 5 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.00%) VMS
10 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (3.20%) AIX
11 4 (3.20%) HPUX
11 4 (3.20%) Solaris
12 3 (2.40%) CentOS
12 3 (2.40%) Unix
13 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (14.40%) ITIL
3 14 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (10.40%) Migration
5 12 (9.60%) ITSM
6 11 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 8 (6.40%) Service Management
9 7 (5.60%) Decision-Making
9 7 (5.60%) Patch Management
9 7 (5.60%) Problem Management
9 7 (5.60%) Project Management
9 7 (5.60%) Technology Roadmap
9 7 (5.60%) TOGAF
10 6 (4.80%) Proactive Maintenance
10 6 (4.80%) Proactive Management
10 6 (4.80%) Product Roadmap
10 6 (4.80%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.40%) SQL
3 4 (3.20%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.40%) VB
5 2 (1.60%) Python
6 1 (0.80%) C#
6 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.80%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (8.00%) Degree
2 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.80%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.20%) MCP
5 3 (2.40%) A+ Certification
5 3 (2.40%) Master's Degree
5 3 (2.40%) MCSE
6 2 (1.60%) CCNA
6 2 (1.60%) CISM
6 2 (1.60%) CISSP
7 1 (0.80%) GCFE
7 1 (0.80%) GCIA
7 1 (0.80%) GCIH
7 1 (0.80%) GIAC
7 1 (0.80%) GISP
7 1 (0.80%) MCSA
7 1 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.00%) SLA
2 5 (4.00%) GDPR
3 3 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.80%) NIST
4 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 83 (66.40%) Active Directory
2 23 (18.40%) Hyper-V
3 22 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (7.20%) vSphere
5 7 (5.60%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (5.60%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (3.20%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.40%) XenApp
8 1 (0.80%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.80%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (3.20%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.60%) QRadar
4 1 (0.80%) SCCM
4 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 82 (65.60%) Microsoft
2 41 (32.80%) VMware
3 17 (13.60%) Cisco
4 14 (11.20%) Citrix
5 13 (10.40%) SonicWALL
6 10 (8.00%) Sophos
7 8 (6.40%) Veeam
8 7 (5.60%) Clearswift
8 7 (5.60%) Fortinet
8 7 (5.60%) WatchGuard
9 5 (4.00%) Aruba
9 5 (4.00%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.20%) Darktrace
10 4 (3.20%) HP
11 3 (2.40%) Avaya
11 3 (2.40%) Dell
11 3 (2.40%) Northgate
11 3 (2.40%) Remedy
11 3 (2.40%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.60%) Civica