Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 87 129
Rank change year-on-year +39 +42 +42
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 406 339 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.70% 3.43% 2.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.54% 21.25% 22.58%
Number of salaries quoted 326 293 185
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,323
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -4.64% -7.48%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,186 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -2.44%

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 1,725 1,595 1,209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.95% 16.12% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,367 1,315 885
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,494
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +8.42%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +15 199 £43,500 +2.35% 26
Solihull +5 35 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Coventry +14 33 £30,000 -40.00% 6
Worcestershire +15 31 £34,341 +32.08% 12
Staffordshire +12 25 £32,500 +22.64% 5
Shropshire +13 21 £27,500 -37.85% 5
Warwickshire +28 19 £41,250 +3.13% 8
Wolverhampton +9 7 £46,250 +26.71% 6
Sutton Coldfield -20 7 £47,500 +179.41% 1
Dudley - 6 £20,500 - 1
Herefordshire +2 3 £43,750 +9.38% 1
Walsall -3 2 £29,750 -18.49% 1
Wednesbury - 2 £26,500 -
Halesowen - 2 £24,000 -
Kingswinford - 2 £32,500 - 1
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 261 (64.29%) Windows
2 259 (63.79%) Microsoft
3 220 (54.19%) Active Directory
4 200 (49.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 161 (39.66%) Windows Server
6 142 (34.98%) VMware
7 112 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 103 (25.37%) SharePoint
9 101 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 100 (24.63%) Microsoft Office
11 96 (23.65%) SQL
12 88 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 87 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 85 (20.94%) MS Exchange
15 80 (19.70%) MCSE
16 72 (17.73%) Hyper-V
17 70 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
18 69 (17.00%) Windows 7
19 68 (16.75%) DNS
20 67 (16.50%) Project Management
21 65 (16.01%) Citrix
21 65 (16.01%) SQL Server
22 63 (15.52%) Presales
23 58 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 55 (13.55%) DHCP
24 55 (13.55%) Firewall
25 53 (13.05%) Data Centre
26 49 (12.07%) Cisco
26 49 (12.07%) SCCM
27 48 (11.82%) Security Cleared

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
1 103 (25.37%) SharePoint
2 85 (20.94%) MS Exchange
3 28 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (2.71%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.99%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.49%) WordPress
9 1 (0.25%) nginx
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 100 (24.63%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.25%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.25%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 200 (49.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (3.94%) Amazon S3
5 15 (3.69%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (3.69%) Amazon EMR
5 15 (3.69%) Amazon Kinesis
5 15 (3.69%) Amazon SQS
5 15 (3.69%) AWS Lambda
5 15 (3.69%) Serverless
6 14 (3.45%) IaaS
7 8 (1.97%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.72%) PaaS
9 6 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (1.48%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.49%) G Suite
11 2 (0.49%) SaaS
12 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 68 (16.75%) DNS
2 55 (13.55%) DHCP
2 55 (13.55%) Firewall
3 48 (11.82%) Network Security
4 40 (9.85%) SAN
5 33 (8.13%) TCP/IP
6 19 (4.68%) VLAN
7 18 (4.43%) LAN
8 17 (4.19%) WAN
9 15 (3.69%) Remote Desktop
10 14 (3.45%) Skype
11 12 (2.96%) Unified Communications
11 12 (2.96%) VPN
12 10 (2.46%) VoIP
13 8 (1.97%) Internet
13 8 (1.97%) IPsec
13 8 (1.97%) IPv6
13 8 (1.97%) MPLS
13 8 (1.97%) Spanning Tree
13 8 (1.97%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (16.01%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.37%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.19%) Cosmos DB
4 15 (3.69%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (3.69%) Amazon Redshift
4 15 (3.69%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.99%) Power BI
7 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.49%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (1.48%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
General
1 41 (10.10%) Finance
2 20 (4.93%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.69%) Legal
4 14 (3.45%) Retail
5 10 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.23%) Games
6 5 (1.23%) Publishing
7 3 (0.74%) Marketing
8 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 70 (17.24%) Architect
2 51 (12.56%) Analyst
3 44 (10.84%) IT Support
4 42 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 37 (9.11%) Solutions Architect
6 35 (8.62%) Support Engineer
7 29 (7.14%) Technical Architect
8 27 (6.65%) Support Analyst
9 25 (6.16%) IT Analyst
10 24 (5.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 24 (5.91%) Developer
11 22 (5.42%) IT Support Analyst
12 21 (5.17%) IT Engineer
13 20 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
13 20 (4.93%) IT Manager
14 19 (4.68%) Lead Architect
15 18 (4.43%) Cloud Architect
15 18 (4.43%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 18 (4.43%) Technical Engineer
16 17 (4.19%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.34%) .NET
2 27 (6.65%) ASP.NET
3 24 (5.91%) ASP.NET Web API
4 20 (4.93%) .NET Framework
5 16 (3.94%) Hibernate
5 16 (3.94%) Web Services
6 9 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (2.22%) HTML
7 7 (1.72%) CSS
8 5 (1.23%) React
9 4 (0.99%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.99%) jQuery
9 4 (0.99%) XML
10 3 (0.74%) CAML
10 3 (0.74%) LINQ
10 3 (0.74%) WSH
10 3 (0.74%) XSLT
11 2 (0.49%) Backbone.js
11 2 (0.49%) Entity Framework
11 2 (0.49%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.05%) Data Centre
2 31 (7.64%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.43%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.20%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.96%) Driving Licence
7 11 (2.71%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (2.46%) Fat Client
8 10 (2.46%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.46%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.97%) Clustering
9 8 (1.97%) HP StoreVirtual
10 7 (1.72%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.48%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.48%) User Experience
12 4 (0.99%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.99%) NHS
12 4 (0.99%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.99%) Social Media
13 3 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 261 (64.29%) Windows
2 161 (39.66%) Windows Server
3 112 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 101 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (17.00%) Windows 7
6 46 (11.33%) Windows 8
7 44 (10.84%) Windows 10
8 30 (7.39%) Linux
9 25 (6.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (3.45%) Mac OS X
10 14 (3.45%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.97%) Mac OS
11 8 (1.97%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.72%) SUSE
13 5 (1.23%) Android
14 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.49%) VMS
17 1 (0.25%) CentOS
17 1 (0.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (16.50%) Project Management
2 63 (15.52%) Presales
3 58 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 45 (11.08%) ITIL
5 41 (10.10%) Enterprise Architecture
6 40 (9.85%) Vendor Relationship Management
7 39 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
8 38 (9.36%) Customer Requirements
9 34 (8.37%) Migration
10 32 (7.88%) Server Virtualisation
11 27 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
11 27 (6.65%) Data Protection
12 21 (5.17%) Programme Management
13 20 (4.93%) Integration Testing
14 19 (4.68%) Information Security
14 19 (4.68%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (4.43%) Cross-Platform Development
15 18 (4.43%) TDD
15 18 (4.43%) Web Development
16 16 (3.94%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 96 (23.65%) SQL
2 38 (9.36%) PowerShell
3 27 (6.65%) C#
3 27 (6.65%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.94%) Java
4 16 (3.94%) Shell Script
5 15 (3.69%) Bash Shell
5 15 (3.69%) PL/SQL
5 15 (3.69%) Python
5 15 (3.69%) Scala
6 4 (0.99%) VBScript
7 3 (0.74%) VBA
8 2 (0.49%) C
8 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.25%) Ruby
9 1 (0.25%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 87 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (19.70%) MCSE
3 48 (11.82%) Security Cleared
4 38 (9.36%) Degree
5 36 (8.87%) MCSA
6 33 (8.13%) MCP
7 26 (6.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (4.68%) MCITP
9 17 (4.19%) CISSP
10 13 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (2.96%) CISM
12 11 (2.71%) Master's Degree
13 8 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (1.72%) ISEB
15 6 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (1.48%) DBS Check
16 5 (1.23%) APMP
16 5 (1.23%) GIAC
16 5 (1.23%) HNC
16 5 (1.23%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.62%) SLA
2 27 (6.65%) GDPR
3 25 (6.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.74%) QA
5 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) COBIT
6 1 (0.25%) IASME
6 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 220 (54.19%) Active Directory
2 88 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (17.73%) Hyper-V
4 24 (5.91%) vSphere
5 21 (5.17%) XenDesktop
6 15 (3.69%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (3.69%) XenApp
7 8 (1.97%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (1.97%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.97%) VMware NSX
8 7 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.99%) Firmware
11 3 (0.74%) XenServer
12 1 (0.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 49 (12.07%) SCCM
2 28 (6.90%) WSUS
3 10 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (1.97%) SCOM
5 5 (1.23%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (1.23%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.23%) SCOrch
6 4 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.49%) Nagios
7 2 (0.49%) Nessus
7 2 (0.49%) QRadar
8 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 259 (63.79%) Microsoft
2 142 (34.98%) VMware
3 65 (16.01%) Citrix
4 49 (12.07%) Cisco
5 37 (9.11%) NetApp
6 35 (8.62%) HP
7 19 (4.68%) Dell
8 18 (4.43%) Xamarin
9 14 (3.45%) Nimble Storage
9 14 (3.45%) Remedy
10 12 (2.96%) Veeam
10 12 (2.96%) WatchGuard
11 10 (2.46%) Mitel
11 10 (2.46%) SonicWALL
12 8 (1.97%) CheckPoint
12 8 (1.97%) Dell Compellent
13 7 (1.72%) Adobe
14 6 (1.48%) IBM
14 6 (1.48%) Ivanti
14 6 (1.48%) SAP