Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 83 132
Rank change year-on-year +29 +49 +40
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 387 348 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.27% 3.47% 2.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.22% 23.17% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 308 306 183
West Midlands median annual salary £38,300 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.25% -5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £22,125 £23,750 £20,500
90th Percentile £54,125 £63,750 £59,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -1.27% -1.25%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,742 1,502 1,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.22% 14.98% 9.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,371 1,263 818
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £64,063 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in the West Midlands

Office 365
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Office 365 in the West Midlands

Office 365
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Office 365 in the West Midlands

Office 365
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. 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
Birmingham -1 181 £42,500 -2.86% 19
Coventry +31 42 £34,500 -32.68% 3
Warwickshire +35 29 £31,500 -16.00% 4
Staffordshire +11 28 £29,500 +7.27% 6
Solihull +5 25 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Shropshire +21 21 £27,500 -38.89% 4
Worcestershire +21 15 £25,500 -27.66% 4
Sutton Coldfield -3 9 £39,500 +132.35% 3
Wolverhampton -7 8 £29,500 -19.18% 1
Walsall +2 5 £35,000 -4.11% 3
Dudley - 5 £20,500 -
Herefordshire +19 2 £43,750 +82.36%
Kingswinford - 2 £32,500 -
Wednesbury - 2 £26,500 -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 257 (66.41%) Windows
2 235 (60.72%) Microsoft
3 226 (58.40%) Active Directory
4 179 (46.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 156 (40.31%) Windows Server
6 144 (37.21%) VMware
7 107 (27.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 101 (26.10%) SharePoint
8 101 (26.10%) SQL
9 90 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 84 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 84 (21.71%) Microsoft Office
11 82 (21.19%) Citrix
12 80 (20.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 78 (20.16%) Hyper-V
14 71 (18.35%) DNS
15 70 (18.09%) Windows 10
16 68 (17.57%) SQL Server
17 67 (17.31%) MS Exchange
17 67 (17.31%) Windows 7
18 65 (16.80%) MCSE
19 62 (16.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 59 (15.25%) DHCP
21 57 (14.73%) PowerShell
22 55 (14.21%) Amazon AWS
22 55 (14.21%) Firewall
23 53 (13.70%) ITIL
24 51 (13.18%) Cisco
25 50 (12.92%) Project Management
26 47 (12.14%) Presales

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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
1 101 (26.10%) SharePoint
2 67 (17.31%) MS Exchange
3 20 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2003
5 16 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.81%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.03%) IIS
9 4 (1.03%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.26%) Apache
11 1 (0.26%) Moodle
11 1 (0.26%) nginx
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 84 (21.71%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (4.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.26%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 179 (46.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (14.21%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (5.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (4.65%) IaaS
5 16 (4.13%) PaaS
6 11 (2.84%) OneDrive
7 9 (2.33%) Mimecast
8 7 (1.81%) Amazon S3
8 7 (1.81%) Serverless
9 6 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.55%) Amazon EMR
9 6 (1.55%) Amazon Kinesis
9 6 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (1.29%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.03%) SaaS
12 3 (0.78%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 71 (18.35%) DNS
2 59 (15.25%) DHCP
3 55 (14.21%) Firewall
4 44 (11.37%) TCP/IP
5 40 (10.34%) SAN
6 31 (8.01%) Network Security
7 26 (6.72%) Remote Desktop
8 24 (6.20%) VLAN
9 18 (4.65%) VoIP
10 15 (3.88%) Skype
10 15 (3.88%) VPN
11 14 (3.62%) LAN
12 13 (3.36%) WAN
13 10 (2.58%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (2.58%) NAS
14 8 (2.07%) MPLS
15 7 (1.81%) Internet
16 6 (1.55%) IPsec
16 6 (1.55%) IPv6
16 6 (1.55%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.46%) Relational Database
3 16 (4.13%) Cosmos DB
4 14 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (3.10%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (2.58%) Data Lake
6 10 (2.58%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.81%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.55%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.52%) MySQL
13 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.26%) Power BI
13 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.88%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.62%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (2.84%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.26%) Ant
4 1 (0.26%) Chocolatey
4 1 (0.26%) MSI
General
1 43 (11.11%) Finance
2 21 (5.43%) Manufacturing
3 18 (4.65%) Legal
4 12 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.29%) Games
6 5 (1.29%) Marketing
6 5 (1.29%) Publishing
6 5 (1.29%) Retail
7 3 (0.78%) Back Office
8 2 (0.52%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (11.63%) IT Support
3 41 (10.59%) Architect
4 39 (10.08%) Analyst
5 38 (9.82%) Support Engineer
6 30 (7.75%) Developer
7 24 (6.20%) IT Engineer
7 24 (6.20%) Support Analyst
8 23 (5.94%) Technical Architect
9 22 (5.68%) IT Analyst
10 20 (5.17%) Consultant
10 20 (5.17%) IT Support Analyst
11 19 (4.91%) IT Manager
12 18 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
13 16 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
14 15 (3.88%) .NET Developer
14 15 (3.88%) 1st Line Support
14 15 (3.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 14 (3.62%) C# .NET Developer
15 14 (3.62%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.59%) .NET
2 28 (7.24%) .NET Framework
3 24 (6.20%) ASP.NET
4 21 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 18 (4.65%) HTML
6 17 (4.39%) CSS
7 15 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (3.62%) Hibernate
9 13 (3.36%) AngularJS
10 11 (2.84%) Entity Framework
10 11 (2.84%) WCF
11 10 (2.58%) .NET Core
11 10 (2.58%) Backbone.js
11 10 (2.58%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (1.81%) OAuth
13 6 (1.55%) React
13 6 (1.55%) Web Services
14 5 (1.29%) WSH
15 4 (1.03%) jQuery
15 4 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 35 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.98%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (6.98%) User Experience
4 17 (4.39%) Computer Science
4 17 (4.39%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.58%) Clustering
6 10 (2.58%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.58%) Graphic Design
7 9 (2.33%) Private Cloud
8 8 (2.07%) Fat Client
8 8 (2.07%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.55%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.55%) HP StoreVirtual
9 6 (1.55%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.29%) AS400
10 5 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.29%) Social Media
11 4 (1.03%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 257 (66.41%) Windows
2 156 (40.31%) Windows Server
3 107 (27.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 90 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 70 (18.09%) Windows 10
6 67 (17.31%) Windows 7
7 37 (9.56%) Windows 8
8 33 (8.53%) Linux
9 20 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (4.13%) Mac OS X
11 9 (2.33%) Ubuntu
11 9 (2.33%) Windows XP
12 8 (2.07%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.81%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.81%) SUSE
14 5 (1.29%) Android
15 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.52%) Unix
16 2 (0.52%) VMS
17 1 (0.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (16.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 53 (13.70%) ITIL
3 50 (12.92%) Project Management
4 47 (12.14%) Presales
5 45 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (10.59%) Migration
7 31 (8.01%) Customer Requirements
7 31 (8.01%) Data Protection
7 31 (8.01%) Service Delivery
8 27 (6.98%) Mobile Device Management
9 26 (6.72%) Enterprise Architecture
9 26 (6.72%) Vendor Relationship Management
10 25 (6.46%) Server Virtualisation
10 25 (6.46%) Web Development
11 21 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (4.91%) Integration Testing
13 19 (4.91%) MVC
13 19 (4.91%) Programme Management
13 19 (4.91%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 101 (26.10%) SQL
2 57 (14.73%) PowerShell
3 36 (9.30%) C#
4 35 (9.04%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.10%) Bash Shell
6 10 (2.58%) T-SQL
6 10 (2.58%) VBScript
7 6 (1.55%) Java
7 6 (1.55%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.55%) Python
7 6 (1.55%) Scala
7 6 (1.55%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.29%) VB
9 2 (0.52%) C
10 1 (0.26%) Ruby
10 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (20.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (16.80%) MCSE
3 40 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 37 (9.56%) Degree
5 32 (8.27%) MCSA
6 31 (8.01%) MCP
7 17 (4.39%) MCITP
8 15 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (3.36%) Master's Degree
10 11 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (2.58%) CISM
11 10 (2.58%) CISSP
12 9 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (1.81%) DBS Check
13 7 (1.81%) ISEB
14 5 (1.29%) APMP
14 5 (1.29%) HNC
14 5 (1.29%) HND
14 5 (1.29%) MCDST
14 5 (1.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.53%) SLA
2 19 (4.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (4.65%) GDPR
4 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 226 (58.40%) Active Directory
2 84 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (20.16%) Hyper-V
4 37 (9.56%) XenDesktop
5 34 (8.79%) XenApp
6 30 (7.75%) vSphere
7 18 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (4.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (3.36%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (1.81%) Firmware
13 6 (1.55%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (1.55%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.55%) VMware NSX
14 4 (1.03%) BitLocker
14 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.78%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.78%) XenServer
16 2 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 46 (11.89%) SCCM
2 22 (5.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (4.39%) WSUS
4 15 (3.88%) SCOrch
5 14 (3.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 13 (3.36%) SCDPM
6 13 (3.36%) SCSM
6 13 (3.36%) SCVMM
7 6 (1.55%) SCOM
8 5 (1.29%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.03%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.78%) Nagios
11 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.52%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.26%) Puppet
12 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 235 (60.72%) Microsoft
2 144 (37.21%) VMware
3 82 (21.19%) Citrix
4 51 (13.18%) Cisco
5 30 (7.75%) NetApp
6 29 (7.49%) HP
7 19 (4.91%) Dell
8 17 (4.39%) Veeam
8 17 (4.39%) Xamarin
9 15 (3.88%) Remedy
10 12 (3.10%) WatchGuard
11 9 (2.33%) Nimble Storage
11 9 (2.33%) SonicWALL
12 8 (2.07%) IBM
12 8 (2.07%) Mitel
13 7 (1.81%) Adobe
14 6 (1.55%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.55%) Dell Compellent
14 6 (1.55%) Meraki
14 6 (1.55%) MobileIron