Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 55 82
Rank change year-on-year +31 +27 +50
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 558 392 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.28% 4.30% 3.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.53% 21.03% 22.12%
Number of salaries quoted 448 313 300
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £22,925 £22,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £54,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56% -

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 2,103 1,864 1,560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.42% 20.43% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,715 1,481 1,310
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £27,250 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019. 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 +47 289 £45,050 +6.00% 46
Coventry +32 59 £43,250 +44.17% 9
Solihull +13 59 £40,000 - 11
Staffordshire +26 50 £33,750 +14.41% 15
Worcestershire +5 31 £28,500 +11.76% 14
Warwickshire -6 31 £40,000 +26.98% 14
Walsall +10 10 £27,500 -21.43% 3
Dudley +3 7 £30,000 +46.34% 4
Halesowen - 5 £26,000 -
Wolverhampton +18 3 £32,500 -1.52% 5
Sutton Coldfield +2 3 £19,000 -51.90% 1
Herefordshire -24 3 £32,000 -26.86% 1
Wednesbury -4 2 £41,250 +55.66%
Shropshire -17 2 £42,500 +54.55% 3
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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.

1 347 (62.19%) Windows
2 336 (60.22%) Microsoft
3 329 (58.96%) Active Directory
4 310 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 219 (39.25%) Windows Server
6 190 (34.05%) VMware
7 141 (25.27%) DNS
8 125 (22.40%) DHCP
9 124 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
10 123 (22.04%) ITIL
11 121 (21.68%) Hyper-V
12 116 (20.79%) Citrix
13 107 (19.18%) SharePoint
13 107 (19.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 106 (19.00%) PowerShell
15 95 (17.03%) MS Exchange
16 94 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
17 93 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
18 88 (15.77%) SQL
19 87 (15.59%) Windows Server 2012
20 86 (15.41%) Firewall
21 83 (14.87%) Amazon AWS
21 83 (14.87%) SCCM
22 80 (14.34%) LAN
23 77 (13.80%) Cisco
24 75 (13.44%) Migration
25 74 (13.26%) WAN
26 70 (12.54%) SLA
27 68 (12.19%) Project Management
27 68 (12.19%) 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
1 107 (19.18%) SharePoint
2 95 (17.03%) MS Exchange
3 42 (7.53%) Skype for Business
4 26 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (2.69%) SAS
7 13 (2.33%) IIS
7 13 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.08%) Apache
10 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 124 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.36%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.18%) Autodesk Inventor
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.90%) Workfront
2 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Infor LN
3 1 (0.18%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 310 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (14.87%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (10.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 44 (7.89%) IaaS
5 43 (7.71%) PaaS
6 34 (6.09%) Power Platform
7 21 (3.76%) Dynamics 365
8 18 (3.23%) OneDrive
9 17 (3.05%) Azure Stack
10 13 (2.33%) SaaS
11 11 (1.97%) Azure Functions
11 11 (1.97%) Serverless
12 10 (1.79%) IBM Cloud
13 9 (1.61%) PowerApps
14 8 (1.43%) Azure Machine Learning
14 8 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (1.43%) Yammer
15 6 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 141 (25.27%) DNS
2 125 (22.40%) DHCP
3 86 (15.41%) Firewall
4 80 (14.34%) LAN
5 74 (13.26%) WAN
6 47 (8.42%) Skype
7 45 (8.06%) TCP/IP
7 45 (8.06%) Unified Communications
8 42 (7.53%) SAN
9 40 (7.17%) VLAN
10 32 (5.73%) NAS
11 30 (5.38%) VPN
12 24 (4.30%) Wireless
13 23 (4.12%) Internet
13 23 (4.12%) Network Security
14 21 (3.76%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (3.41%) Remote Desktop
16 18 (3.23%) iSCSI
16 18 (3.23%) MPLS
17 17 (3.05%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.30%) Power BI
3 11 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.25%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.08%) MS Access
6 6 (1.08%) MySQL
7 5 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.72%) FileMaker
9 3 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.54%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.54%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.54%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.36%) Big Data
10 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (2.33%) Visual Studio
2 10 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.08%) JIRA
3 6 (1.08%) MSI
4 3 (0.54%) Subversion
5 2 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.36%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 47 (8.42%) Finance
2 16 (2.87%) Public Sector
3 13 (2.33%) Retail
3 13 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.15%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.25%) Banking
6 6 (1.08%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.54%) Legal
8 2 (0.36%) Law
8 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.18%) Games
9 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (16.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 81 (14.52%) Analyst
3 78 (13.98%) Architect
4 47 (8.42%) IT Support
4 47 (8.42%) Support Engineer
5 45 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
6 40 (7.17%) Support Analyst
7 39 (6.99%) IT Engineer
8 37 (6.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 35 (6.27%) Azure Engineer
10 30 (5.38%) Developer
11 26 (4.66%) Consultant
12 24 (4.30%) Cloud Engineer
13 23 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
14 22 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
15 21 (3.76%) Desktop Support
16 20 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
16 20 (3.58%) IT Analyst
16 20 (3.58%) Office 365 Engineer
17 19 (3.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.84%) .NET
2 20 (3.58%) CSS
3 17 (3.05%) ASP.NET
4 14 (2.51%) Web Services
5 13 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (2.15%) HTML
6 12 (2.15%) jQuery
6 12 (2.15%) REST
7 11 (1.97%) JSON
7 11 (1.97%) LDAP
7 11 (1.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (1.79%) SAML
9 9 (1.61%) XML
10 5 (0.90%) Software Packaging
11 4 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (0.54%) FreeSWITCH
12 3 (0.54%) LAPP Stack
12 3 (0.54%) XSLT
13 2 (0.36%) MAPI
13 2 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.35%) Data Centre
2 39 (6.99%) Clustering
3 36 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 34 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (3.58%) Management Information System
7 18 (3.23%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.97%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.61%) Blackberry
10 9 (1.61%) Smartphone
11 8 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.43%) User Experience
12 7 (1.25%) Handset
12 7 (1.25%) Replication
13 6 (1.08%) BYOD
13 6 (1.08%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.08%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 347 (62.19%) Windows
2 219 (39.25%) Windows Server
3 87 (15.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 68 (12.19%) Windows 10
5 57 (10.22%) Linux
6 51 (9.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (7.53%) Windows 7
8 25 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (2.87%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.25%) Android
11 7 (1.25%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.25%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.08%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.90%) CentOS
14 3 (0.54%) Debian
14 3 (0.54%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.54%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.36%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (22.04%) ITIL
2 107 (19.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 75 (13.44%) Migration
4 68 (12.19%) Project Management
5 64 (11.47%) Presales
6 62 (11.11%) Change Management
7 60 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
9 46 (8.24%) Service Management
10 42 (7.53%) Service Delivery
11 38 (6.81%) Incident Management
12 35 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
13 34 (6.09%) DevOps
14 33 (5.91%) IT Strategy
14 33 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (5.73%) Customer Requirements
15 32 (5.73%) Line Management
16 26 (4.66%) B2B
17 25 (4.48%) Configuration Management
18 24 (4.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 106 (19.00%) PowerShell
2 88 (15.77%) SQL
3 22 (3.94%) C#
4 16 (2.87%) JavaScript
5 14 (2.51%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.25%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.25%) VBA
7 3 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (0.54%) Perl
7 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.36%) Java
8 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.36%) Python
8 2 (0.36%) Scala
8 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.36%) VBScript
9 1 (0.18%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.18%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 93 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (10.57%) MCSE
3 44 (7.89%) MCSA
4 25 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (3.94%) MCP
6 21 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (3.41%) CCNA
8 15 (2.69%) MCITP
8 15 (2.69%) Security Cleared
9 13 (2.33%) CCNP
10 12 (2.15%) Degree
11 7 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.08%) MCDST
13 5 (0.90%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.72%) CCA
14 4 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (0.54%) BC Cleared
15 3 (0.54%) GNVQ
16 2 (0.36%) CCDA
16 2 (0.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (12.54%) SLA
2 21 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.25%) COBIT
4 4 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.72%) GDPR
5 3 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 329 (58.96%) Active Directory
2 121 (21.68%) Hyper-V
3 94 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (11.29%) XenApp
5 34 (6.09%) vSphere
6 30 (5.38%) XenDesktop
7 22 (3.94%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (2.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 16 (2.87%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (2.33%) Docker
11 9 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (1.08%) BitLocker
12 6 (1.08%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.72%) KVM
13 4 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.54%) Firmware
15 2 (0.36%) UAG
16 1 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 83 (14.87%) SCCM
2 47 (8.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (4.48%) WSUS
4 22 (3.94%) SCOM
5 19 (3.41%) Backup Exec
6 17 (3.05%) AirWatch
6 17 (3.05%) NetBackup
7 13 (2.33%) Kubernetes
8 12 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (2.15%) Puppet
8 12 (2.15%) Terraform
9 10 (1.79%) CASB
10 9 (1.61%) Ansible
10 9 (1.61%) FortiGate
11 8 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
11 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (0.90%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 336 (60.22%) Microsoft
2 190 (34.05%) VMware
3 116 (20.79%) Citrix
4 77 (13.80%) Cisco
5 38 (6.81%) Veeam
6 36 (6.45%) Dell
6 36 (6.45%) HP
6 36 (6.45%) NetApp
7 27 (4.84%) CheckPoint
8 26 (4.66%) Meraki
9 21 (3.76%) Oracle
10 18 (3.23%) Symantec
11 16 (2.87%) CommVault
12 15 (2.69%) Dell Compellent
12 15 (2.69%) IBM
13 13 (2.33%) Avaya
14 12 (2.15%) SonicWALL
15 11 (1.97%) Nimble Storage
15 11 (1.97%) Sophos
16 10 (1.79%) McAfee