Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 39 65
Rank change year-on-year +14 +26 +49
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 465 454 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.22% 5.70% 4.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.25% 23.96% 22.62%
Number of salaries quoted 413 336 322
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - -
10th Percentile £21,050 £22,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £77,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,931
% change year-on-year - +0.17% +6.48%

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 2,000 1,895 1,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.08% 23.80% 17.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,734 1,418 1,365
West Midlands median annual salary £48,300 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,875 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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 +7 160 £44,250 +4.12% 25
Solihull +16 106 £38,000 -5.00% 8
Staffordshire +33 73 £25,000 -35.90% 24
Warwickshire +16 43 £45,000 +7.78% 11
Coventry -6 28 £47,500 +13.77% 7
Worcestershire -15 19 £32,500 -23.53% 7
Dudley +9 12 £28,500 +14.00% 2
West Bromwich - 7 £37,500 -
Shropshire +16 6 £29,500 -13.87% 7
Walsall -10 6 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Wolverhampton +1 4 £75,000 +156.41% 5
Halesowen 0 2 £29,250 +21.88% 3
Willenhall - 2 £24,000 - 3
Sutton Coldfield +13 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Herefordshire +9 1 £27,500 -27.63% 2
Wednesbury - 1 £55,000 -
Stourbridge - 1 £75,000 - 2
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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.

1 331 (71.18%) Microsoft
2 316 (67.96%) Windows
3 289 (62.15%) Active Directory
4 243 (52.26%) Azure
5 182 (39.14%) Windows Server
6 171 (36.77%) VMware
7 137 (29.46%) MS Exchange
8 132 (28.39%) Hyper-V
8 132 (28.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 116 (24.95%) Citrix
10 109 (23.44%) DHCP
10 109 (23.44%) Microsoft Office
11 106 (22.80%) DNS
12 104 (22.37%) ITIL
13 88 (18.92%) Windows 10
14 86 (18.49%) Firewall
15 84 (18.06%) LAN
16 82 (17.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 74 (15.91%) Cisco
18 72 (15.48%) SharePoint
18 72 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
19 70 (15.05%) WAN
19 70 (15.05%) PowerShell
20 64 (13.76%) TCP/IP
21 63 (13.55%) Windows Server 2008
21 63 (13.55%) SCCM
22 62 (13.33%) SLA
23 61 (13.12%) Microsoft Certification
23 61 (13.12%) AWS
24 60 (12.90%) Microsoft Intune

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
1 137 (29.46%) MS Exchange
2 72 (15.48%) SharePoint
3 60 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 49 (10.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (4.73%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.51%) IIS
8 5 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.65%) SAS
9 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.22%) Confluence
11 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.22%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 109 (23.44%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.43%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.43%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.22%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 243 (52.26%) Azure
2 61 (13.12%) AWS
3 50 (10.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 36 (7.74%) IaaS
5 35 (7.53%) PaaS
6 34 (7.31%) OneDrive
7 29 (6.24%) Power Platform
8 27 (5.81%) PowerApps
9 18 (3.87%) SaaS
10 16 (3.44%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (2.37%) GCP
12 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Flow
13 6 (1.29%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (1.29%) Serverless
13 6 (1.29%) Yammer
14 3 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 3 (0.65%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.43%) Azure Stack
15 2 (0.43%) Cloudflare
15 2 (0.43%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 109 (23.44%) DHCP
2 106 (22.80%) DNS
3 86 (18.49%) Firewall
4 84 (18.06%) LAN
5 70 (15.05%) WAN
6 64 (13.76%) TCP/IP
7 50 (10.75%) VPN
8 38 (8.17%) SAN
9 32 (6.88%) Wireless
10 29 (6.24%) VLAN
11 27 (5.81%) Skype
12 17 (3.66%) NAS
13 15 (3.23%) iSCSI
14 14 (3.01%) Internet
15 12 (2.58%) VoIP
16 11 (2.37%) Remote Desktop
17 8 (1.72%) Intranet
17 8 (1.72%) Unified Communications
18 5 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
19 4 (0.86%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.09%) Power BI
3 14 (3.01%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.29%) Cosmos DB
4 6 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.22%) Big Data
9 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.22%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (1.51%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.08%) JIRA
3 3 (0.65%) Chocolatey
3 3 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.43%) Rational Team Concert
4 2 (0.43%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 51 (10.97%) Finance
2 18 (3.87%) Advertising
3 16 (3.44%) Public Sector
3 16 (3.44%) Retail
4 13 (2.80%) Legal
5 12 (2.58%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.51%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.29%) Games
8 4 (0.86%) Local Government
9 3 (0.65%) Back Office
9 3 (0.65%) Marketing
10 2 (0.43%) Automotive
10 2 (0.43%) Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Billing
10 2 (0.43%) Law
10 2 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 86 (18.49%) Analyst
2 60 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 57 (12.26%) Support Engineer
4 54 (11.61%) Support Analyst
5 53 (11.40%) IT Support
6 45 (9.68%) IT Engineer
7 31 (6.67%) Architect
8 28 (6.02%) IT Support Engineer
9 27 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
10 26 (5.59%) Consultant
11 20 (4.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 20 (4.30%) Infrastructure Support
11 20 (4.30%) IT Analyst
11 20 (4.30%) Office 365 Engineer
11 20 (4.30%) Technical Analyst
12 19 (4.09%) Developer
13 18 (3.87%) 3rd Line Support
14 17 (3.66%) Technical Support
15 16 (3.44%) Administrator
15 16 (3.44%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.94%) .NET
2 7 (1.51%) SAML
3 6 (1.29%) CSS
3 6 (1.29%) HTML
3 6 (1.29%) Node.js
3 6 (1.29%) React
4 5 (1.08%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (1.08%) REST
5 4 (0.86%) jQuery
5 4 (0.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (0.65%) COM
6 3 (0.65%) JSON
6 3 (0.65%) LDAP
6 3 (0.65%) Web Services
7 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.22%) SOAP
7 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.39%) Management Information System
2 32 (6.88%) Data Centre
3 27 (5.81%) Driving Licence
4 25 (5.38%) Enterprise Storage
5 20 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (3.01%) Public Cloud
8 12 (2.58%) Device Driver
8 12 (2.58%) Smartphone
9 11 (2.37%) Replication
10 10 (2.15%) Handset
11 9 (1.94%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.72%) Clustering
13 7 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (1.29%) iPhone
14 6 (1.29%) User Experience
14 6 (1.29%) Virtual Team
15 5 (1.08%) CMDB
16 4 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
17 3 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 316 (67.96%) Windows
2 182 (39.14%) Windows Server
3 88 (18.92%) Windows 10
4 72 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (13.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (6.45%) Windows 7
7 29 (6.24%) Linux
8 17 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (2.80%) Windows 8
10 12 (2.58%) Android
11 6 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.08%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.65%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.43%) Unix
15 1 (0.22%) CentOS
15 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.22%) VMS
15 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (22.37%) ITIL
2 82 (17.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 60 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
4 55 (11.83%) Change Management
5 51 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (8.39%) Project Management
7 37 (7.96%) Problem Management
8 34 (7.31%) Information Security
8 34 (7.31%) Line Management
9 33 (7.10%) Presales
10 32 (6.88%) Project Delivery
10 32 (6.88%) Service Management
11 31 (6.67%) DevOps
12 30 (6.45%) Process Improvement
13 28 (6.02%) Decision-Making
13 28 (6.02%) Mobile Device Management
14 27 (5.81%) Service Delivery
15 24 (5.16%) ITSM
16 22 (4.73%) Migration
17 21 (4.52%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (15.05%) PowerShell
2 38 (8.17%) SQL
3 15 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.37%) Shell Script
5 10 (2.15%) C#
6 5 (1.08%) VBScript
7 3 (0.65%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.43%) C
8 2 (0.43%) Java
8 2 (0.43%) Python
9 1 (0.22%) Perl
9 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (13.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (9.46%) MCSE
3 41 (8.82%) MCSA
4 16 (3.44%) DBS Check
5 15 (3.23%) Degree
6 13 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (2.80%) MCP
7 11 (2.37%) CCNA
7 11 (2.37%) CISSP
7 11 (2.37%) Security Cleared
8 8 (1.72%) CCNP
8 8 (1.72%) SC Cleared
9 7 (1.51%) CISM
10 6 (1.29%) CEH
11 5 (1.08%) GIAC
11 5 (1.08%) OSCP
11 5 (1.08%) SANS
11 5 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.86%) CCA
12 4 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (13.33%) SLA
2 28 (6.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.94%) BS25999
3 9 (1.94%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (1.72%) PMO
5 7 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 7 (1.51%) QA
6 5 (1.08%) ISO 14001
6 5 (1.08%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.65%) GDPR
7 3 (0.65%) NIST
8 2 (0.43%) P3O
8 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 289 (62.15%) Active Directory
2 132 (28.39%) Hyper-V
2 132 (28.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (12.04%) XenApp
4 55 (11.83%) XenDesktop
5 16 (3.44%) BitLocker
6 14 (3.01%) vSphere
7 13 (2.80%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (2.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (2.15%) NFS
9 9 (1.94%) Firmware
9 9 (1.94%) Terminal Server
10 5 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.86%) Docker
12 3 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.43%) vCloud
13 2 (0.43%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 63 (13.55%) SCCM
2 60 (12.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 30 (6.45%) Backup Exec
4 23 (4.95%) SCOM
5 12 (2.58%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (2.15%) AirWatch
7 8 (1.72%) Terraform
7 8 (1.72%) WSUS
8 6 (1.29%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.86%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.65%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.65%) Puppet
11 3 (0.65%) SCDPM
11 3 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.43%) Ansible
12 2 (0.43%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 331 (71.18%) Microsoft
2 171 (36.77%) VMware
3 116 (24.95%) Citrix
4 74 (15.91%) Cisco
5 48 (10.32%) NetApp
6 42 (9.03%) Veeam
7 41 (8.82%) Symantec
8 39 (8.39%) Dell
9 38 (8.17%) HP
10 21 (4.52%) Apple
11 17 (3.66%) EqualLogic
11 17 (3.66%) Meraki
12 16 (3.44%) SolarWinds
13 15 (3.23%) Sophos
14 14 (3.01%) Acronis
14 14 (3.01%) EMC
14 14 (3.01%) McAfee
15 13 (2.80%) WatchGuard
16 12 (2.58%) SonicWALL
17 11 (2.37%) IBM