Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 81 122
Rank change year-on-year +38 +41 +32
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 419 343 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.12% 3.43% 2.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.01% 21.44% 22.14%
Number of salaries quoted 334 284 184
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £38,500 £39,323
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.09% -12.62%
10th Percentile £22,800 £23,125 £21,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £59,625 £57,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 1,675 1,600 1,233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.46% 16.01% 10.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,311 1,285 907
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £42,000 £42,765
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.10% -1.79% +6.91%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,650 £66,100
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +22 219 £43,500 +8.75% 35
Solihull +12 36 £40,000 +13.48% 7
Worcestershire +12 36 £52,500 +101.92% 3
Coventry +18 34 £30,000 -40.00% 7
Staffordshire +30 25 £35,000 +27.27% 8
Shropshire +9 18 £34,250 -5.15%
Warwickshire +24 17 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Wolverhampton +15 6 £50,000 +28.21%
Herefordshire -8 4 £25,500 -36.25% 2
Sutton Coldfield -24 3 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Dudley - 3 £22,750 - 1
Halesowen - 3 £24,000 -
Walsall +2 2 £29,750 -33.89%
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 294 (70.17%) Microsoft
2 261 (62.29%) Windows
3 227 (54.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 222 (52.98%) Active Directory
5 160 (38.19%) Windows Server
6 156 (37.23%) VMware
7 110 (26.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 108 (25.78%) Microsoft Office
9 102 (24.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 101 (24.11%) SharePoint
11 99 (23.63%) SQL
12 97 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 97 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 93 (22.20%) MCSE
13 93 (22.20%) Presales
14 88 (21.00%) Project Management
15 80 (19.09%) MS Exchange
15 80 (19.09%) Amazon AWS
16 74 (17.66%) Hyper-V
17 72 (17.18%) Citrix
18 71 (16.95%) DNS
18 71 (16.95%) Windows 7
19 70 (16.71%) SQL Server
20 65 (15.51%) SCCM
21 59 (14.08%) DHCP
21 59 (14.08%) Customer Requirements
22 58 (13.84%) Network Security
23 57 (13.60%) Data Centre
24 56 (13.37%) Security Cleared
25 55 (13.13%) Windows 10

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 (24.11%) SharePoint
2 80 (19.09%) MS Exchange
3 27 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (3.34%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.48%) CMS
9 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.48%) WordPress
10 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.24%) IIS
Applications
1 108 (25.78%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.48%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.48%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.24%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.24%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.24%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 227 (54.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (19.09%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (6.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (5.25%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (5.25%) Amazon EMR
4 22 (5.25%) Amazon Kinesis
4 22 (5.25%) Amazon S3
4 22 (5.25%) Amazon SQS
4 22 (5.25%) AWS Lambda
4 22 (5.25%) Serverless
5 16 (3.82%) IaaS
6 10 (2.39%) OneDrive
7 9 (2.15%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (1.91%) PaaS
9 5 (1.19%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.95%) SaaS
11 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.24%) G Suite
12 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (16.95%) DNS
2 59 (14.08%) DHCP
3 58 (13.84%) Network Security
4 51 (12.17%) Firewall
5 41 (9.79%) SAN
6 34 (8.11%) TCP/IP
7 29 (6.92%) VLAN
8 26 (6.21%) Unified Communications
9 17 (4.06%) NAS
10 16 (3.82%) VPN
11 15 (3.58%) LAN
11 15 (3.58%) MPLS
11 15 (3.58%) Remote Desktop
11 15 (3.58%) WAN
12 14 (3.34%) Skype
13 11 (2.63%) WLAN
14 10 (2.39%) VoIP
15 9 (2.15%) IPsec
15 9 (2.15%) Spanning Tree
16 8 (1.91%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (16.71%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.35%) Relational Database
3 23 (5.49%) Cosmos DB
4 22 (5.25%) Amazon RDS
4 22 (5.25%) Amazon Redshift
4 22 (5.25%) RDBMS
5 9 (2.15%) Power BI
6 8 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.24%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.24%) MySQL
10 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (1.43%) Git (software)
1 6 (1.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.24%) JIRA
General
1 44 (10.50%) Finance
2 18 (4.30%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.63%) Legal
3 11 (2.63%) Retail
4 9 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.48%) Advertising
5 2 (0.48%) Banking
5 2 (0.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.24%) Automotive
6 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 93 (22.20%) Architect
2 52 (12.41%) Solutions Architect
3 51 (12.17%) Analyst
4 37 (8.83%) IT Support
5 36 (8.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 36 (8.59%) Technical Architect
6 33 (7.88%) Support Engineer
7 28 (6.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 26 (6.21%) IT Engineer
8 26 (6.21%) Lead Architect
9 25 (5.97%) Cloud Architect
9 25 (5.97%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 24 (5.73%) Support Analyst
11 22 (5.25%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 22 (5.25%) Technical Engineer
12 21 (5.01%) Developer
13 20 (4.77%) IT Analyst
14 19 (4.53%) IT Manager
15 17 (4.06%) Implementation Engineer
15 17 (4.06%) Senior Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.26%) .NET
2 32 (7.64%) ASP.NET
3 31 (7.40%) ASP.NET Web API
4 29 (6.92%) Web Services
5 14 (3.34%) .NET Framework
6 10 (2.39%) Hibernate
6 10 (2.39%) HTML
7 8 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (1.91%) CSS
7 8 (1.91%) LDAP
8 6 (1.43%) HTML5
8 6 (1.43%) XML
9 5 (1.19%) REST
9 5 (1.19%) WSH
10 4 (0.95%) Ajax
10 4 (0.95%) SOAP
10 4 (0.95%) XHTML
10 4 (0.95%) XSLT
11 3 (0.72%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.72%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 57 (13.60%) Data Centre
2 31 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.73%) Hybrid Cloud
3 24 (5.73%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (4.06%) Driving Licence
5 14 (3.34%) Clustering
6 12 (2.86%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.15%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.15%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.91%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.91%) HP StoreVirtual
8 8 (1.91%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.95%) Handset
9 4 (0.95%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.72%) CMDB
10 3 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.72%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.72%) User Experience
10 3 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.48%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 261 (62.29%) Windows
2 160 (38.19%) Windows Server
3 102 (24.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 97 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (16.95%) Windows 7
6 55 (13.13%) Windows 10
7 51 (12.17%) Windows 8
8 28 (6.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (6.21%) Linux
10 10 (2.39%) Windows XP
11 9 (2.15%) Mac OS
12 8 (1.91%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.67%) Mac OS X
13 7 (1.67%) SUSE
14 4 (0.95%) Android
15 3 (0.72%) CentOS
15 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.48%) Unix
17 1 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (22.20%) Presales
2 88 (21.00%) Project Management
3 59 (14.08%) Customer Requirements
4 51 (12.17%) Enterprise Architecture
5 50 (11.93%) Data Protection
5 50 (11.93%) Vendor Relationship Management
6 48 (11.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 43 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
8 39 (9.31%) ITIL
9 34 (8.11%) Server Virtualisation
10 32 (7.64%) Thought Leadership
11 28 (6.68%) Information Security
12 26 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 25 (5.97%) Migration
13 25 (5.97%) Mobile Device Management
14 23 (5.49%) Programme Management
15 22 (5.25%) Identity Access Management
16 21 (5.01%) IT Strategy
17 18 (4.30%) Service Delivery
18 17 (4.06%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (23.63%) SQL
2 30 (7.16%) PowerShell
3 23 (5.49%) Java
3 23 (5.49%) Shell Script
4 22 (5.25%) JavaScript
4 22 (5.25%) PL/SQL
4 22 (5.25%) Python
4 22 (5.25%) Scala
5 20 (4.77%) C#
6 11 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.19%) VBScript
8 3 (0.72%) VBA
9 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.24%) C
10 1 (0.24%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 110 (26.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (22.20%) MCSE
3 56 (13.37%) Security Cleared
4 47 (11.22%) MCSA
5 35 (8.35%) Degree
6 34 (8.11%) MCP
6 34 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 31 (7.40%) MCITP
8 18 (4.30%) CISSP
9 13 (3.10%) CISM
10 7 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.67%) ISEB
10 7 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (1.43%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.19%) APMP
12 5 (1.19%) GIAC
12 5 (1.19%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.95%) MCDST
14 3 (0.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (11.46%) GDPR
2 27 (6.44%) SLA
3 26 (6.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.95%) QA
5 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) COBIT
6 1 (0.24%) IASME
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 222 (52.98%) Active Directory
2 97 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (17.66%) Hyper-V
4 25 (5.97%) XenDesktop
5 23 (5.49%) XenApp
6 21 (5.01%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (4.53%) vSphere
8 12 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (2.15%) Firmware
9 9 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.91%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (1.91%) Terminal Services
10 8 (1.91%) VMware NSX
11 6 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.72%) XenServer
14 2 (0.48%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.48%) Docker
14 2 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (15.51%) SCCM
2 35 (8.35%) WSUS
3 16 (3.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (3.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 10 (2.39%) SCOrch
6 8 (1.91%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 8 (1.91%) SCOM
7 5 (1.19%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.95%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.72%) Nessus
9 3 (0.72%) QRadar
10 2 (0.48%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.48%) SCSM
10 2 (0.48%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.24%) Ansible
11 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 294 (70.17%) Microsoft
2 156 (37.23%) VMware
3 72 (17.18%) Citrix
4 45 (10.74%) Cisco
5 36 (8.59%) NetApp
6 25 (5.97%) HP
7 18 (4.30%) Nimble Storage
8 16 (3.82%) Dell
9 13 (3.10%) Veeam
10 12 (2.86%) Xamarin
11 11 (2.63%) SonicWALL
12 10 (2.39%) Ivanti
13 9 (2.15%) Avaya
13 9 (2.15%) WatchGuard
14 8 (1.91%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.91%) Dell Compellent
14 8 (1.91%) Sophos
15 7 (1.67%) Adobe
16 6 (1.43%) Remedy
16 6 (1.43%) SolarWinds