Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 67 107
Rank change year-on-year +27 +40 +52
Permanent jobs citing Office 365 453 392 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.70% 3.97% 2.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.72% 23.98% 21.73%
Number of salaries quoted 342 318 200
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,662
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.85% -3.85%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £53,750 £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 1,761 1,635 1,192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.15% 16.58% 11.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,325 1,263 906
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,750 £70,200 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +19 237 £42,500 +6.25% 38
Solihull +19 49 £40,000 +8.47% 14
Coventry +1 45 £39,375 -21.25% 7
Worcestershire +21 44 £45,000 +73.08% 4
Staffordshire +11 25 £38,500 +40.00% 6
Warwickshire +13 18 £41,750 +19.29% 9
Shropshire 0 7 £34,250 -5.01% 3
Sutton Coldfield -17 6 £32,500 -23.53% 3
Herefordshire -5 5 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Dudley - 4 £25,000 -
Halesowen +42 3 £24,000 +24.68% 1
Wolverhampton +29 3 £29,250 +27.17%
Walsall 0 1 £27,500 -38.89% 1
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 317 (69.98%) Microsoft
2 283 (62.47%) Windows
3 256 (56.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 252 (55.63%) Active Directory
5 164 (36.20%) Windows Server
6 155 (34.22%) VMware
7 130 (28.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 114 (25.17%) Presales
9 111 (24.50%) Microsoft Office
10 104 (22.96%) Amazon AWS
10 104 (22.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 100 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
12 99 (21.85%) MCSE
13 96 (21.19%) Project Management
14 89 (19.65%) SharePoint
15 86 (18.98%) Citrix
16 85 (18.76%) Windows Server 2008
17 84 (18.54%) MS Exchange
18 81 (17.88%) Hyper-V
19 77 (17.00%) SQL
20 72 (15.89%) Customer Requirements
21 69 (15.23%) Firewall
21 69 (15.23%) SQL Server
21 69 (15.23%) DNS
21 69 (15.23%) SCCM
22 63 (13.91%) Data Protection
22 63 (13.91%) DHCP
22 63 (13.91%) Windows 10
23 62 (13.69%) MCSA
24 61 (13.47%) Enterprise Architecture

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 89 (19.65%) SharePoint
2 84 (18.54%) MS Exchange
3 23 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (4.86%) Skype for Business
5 20 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.77%) CMS
8 7 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.44%) WordPress
11 1 (0.22%) IIS
11 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.22%) Site Server
Applications
1 111 (24.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.66%) AutoCAD
2 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.66%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.44%) Workfront
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.22%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 256 (56.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (22.96%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (7.95%) IaaS
4 35 (7.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 33 (7.28%) PaaS
6 22 (4.86%) SaaS
7 20 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (4.42%) Amazon EMR
7 20 (4.42%) Amazon Kinesis
7 20 (4.42%) Amazon S3
7 20 (4.42%) Amazon SQS
7 20 (4.42%) AWS Lambda
7 20 (4.42%) Serverless
8 14 (3.09%) OneDrive
9 12 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (1.77%) Mimecast
11 6 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.32%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 3 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 69 (15.23%) DNS
1 69 (15.23%) Firewall
2 63 (13.91%) DHCP
3 60 (13.25%) Network Security
4 51 (11.26%) SAN
5 38 (8.39%) VLAN
6 35 (7.73%) Unified Communications
7 33 (7.28%) TCP/IP
8 23 (5.08%) MPLS
8 23 (5.08%) NAS
9 21 (4.64%) Skype
9 21 (4.64%) VPN
10 20 (4.42%) Wireless
11 19 (4.19%) LAN
12 15 (3.31%) WAN
12 15 (3.31%) WLAN
13 14 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (3.09%) Intranet
14 13 (2.87%) Kerberos
14 13 (2.87%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.18%) Relational Database
3 20 (4.42%) Amazon RDS
3 20 (4.42%) Amazon Redshift
3 20 (4.42%) Cosmos DB
3 20 (4.42%) RDBMS
4 18 (3.97%) Power BI
5 6 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.22%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.22%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.22%) MS Access
9 1 (0.22%) MySQL
9 1 (0.22%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (1.32%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.22%) JIRA
3 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (7.95%) Finance
2 21 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.97%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.87%) Retail
5 6 (1.32%) Legal
6 5 (1.10%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.88%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.44%) Banking
8 2 (0.44%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Advertising
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 117 (25.83%) Architect
2 71 (15.67%) Solutions Architect
3 70 (15.45%) Analyst
4 43 (9.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 43 (9.49%) IT Support
5 40 (8.83%) IT Engineer
6 39 (8.61%) Technical Architect
7 32 (7.06%) Cloud Architect
8 31 (6.84%) Support Analyst
9 29 (6.40%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 28 (6.18%) Support Engineer
11 26 (5.74%) Lead Architect
12 25 (5.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 25 (5.52%) Lead Solutions Architect
13 22 (4.86%) IT Analyst
14 21 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
15 18 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
16 16 (3.53%) Technical Engineer
17 15 (3.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 15 (3.31%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.27%) Web Services
2 39 (8.61%) .NET
3 30 (6.62%) ASP.NET
4 29 (6.40%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (2.87%) LDAP
6 9 (1.99%) HTML
7 8 (1.77%) CSS
8 7 (1.55%) XML
9 6 (1.32%) WSH
9 6 (1.32%) XSLT
10 5 (1.10%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.10%) HTML5
10 5 (1.10%) REST
10 5 (1.10%) SAML
11 4 (0.88%) Ajax
11 4 (0.88%) SOAP
11 4 (0.88%) XHTML
12 3 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.66%) COM
12 3 (0.66%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (9.71%) Data Centre
3 41 (9.05%) Hybrid Cloud
4 28 (6.18%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (4.42%) Clustering
6 15 (3.31%) Public Cloud
7 12 (2.65%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.32%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.10%) CMDB
10 5 (1.10%) Replication
11 4 (0.88%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.66%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.66%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.66%) Handset
12 3 (0.66%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 283 (62.47%) Windows
2 164 (36.20%) Windows Server
3 104 (22.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 85 (18.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (13.91%) Windows 10
6 53 (11.70%) Windows 7
7 40 (8.83%) Windows 8
8 33 (7.28%) Linux
9 23 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.99%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.10%) CentOS
12 4 (0.88%) Android
12 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.66%) Unix
14 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.22%) AIX
15 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (25.17%) Presales
2 96 (21.19%) Project Management
3 72 (15.89%) Customer Requirements
4 63 (13.91%) Data Protection
5 61 (13.47%) Enterprise Architecture
5 61 (13.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 56 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
7 50 (11.04%) Vendor Relationship Management
8 45 (9.93%) ITIL
9 38 (8.39%) Thought Leadership
10 32 (7.06%) Migration
11 31 (6.84%) IT Strategy
12 30 (6.62%) Identity Access Management
12 30 (6.62%) Service Delivery
13 28 (6.18%) Information Security
14 26 (5.74%) Server Virtualisation
15 25 (5.52%) Mobile Device Management
15 25 (5.52%) Service Management
16 24 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
17 23 (5.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (17.00%) SQL
2 34 (7.51%) PowerShell
3 26 (5.74%) Java
3 26 (5.74%) Shell Script
4 25 (5.52%) PL/SQL
4 25 (5.52%) Python
4 25 (5.52%) Scala
5 12 (2.65%) C#
6 10 (2.21%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.32%) VBScript
8 3 (0.66%) VBA
9 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (28.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (21.85%) MCSE
3 62 (13.69%) MCSA
4 58 (12.80%) Security Cleared
5 42 (9.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 41 (9.05%) MCITP
7 32 (7.06%) Degree
8 26 (5.74%) MCP
9 11 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.77%) CCNP
10 8 (1.77%) CISSP
11 5 (1.10%) AWS Certification
11 5 (1.10%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.10%) GIAC
12 4 (0.88%) CCNA
12 4 (0.88%) SC Cleared
13 3 (0.66%) CISM
13 3 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.66%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (13.02%) GDPR
2 32 (7.06%) SLA
3 17 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.77%) QA
5 5 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.22%) IASME
7 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 252 (55.63%) Active Directory
2 100 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (17.88%) Hyper-V
4 25 (5.52%) XenApp
4 25 (5.52%) XenDesktop
5 21 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (3.97%) vSphere
7 15 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (1.99%) BitLocker
10 8 (1.77%) Firmware
10 8 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.88%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.66%) Docker
13 2 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.44%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.22%) KVM
14 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 69 (15.23%) SCCM
2 32 (7.06%) WSUS
3 20 (4.42%) Microsoft Intune
4 19 (4.19%) SCOM
5 14 (3.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 11 (2.43%) Backup Exec
7 10 (2.21%) SCOrch
8 9 (1.99%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.77%) NetBackup
9 8 (1.77%) SCVMM
10 7 (1.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (1.10%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.88%) Nessus
12 4 (0.88%) QRadar
13 3 (0.66%) SCDPM
13 3 (0.66%) SCSM
14 2 (0.44%) Ansible
14 2 (0.44%) Puppet
14 2 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 317 (69.98%) Microsoft
2 155 (34.22%) VMware
3 86 (18.98%) Citrix
4 50 (11.04%) Cisco
5 38 (8.39%) NetApp
6 24 (5.30%) Dell
7 23 (5.08%) HP
8 20 (4.42%) Nimble Storage
9 18 (3.97%) Veeam
10 14 (3.09%) Avaya
11 12 (2.65%) Meraki
11 12 (2.65%) Sophos
12 11 (2.43%) McAfee
13 9 (1.99%) Ivanti
14 8 (1.77%) Juniper
14 8 (1.77%) Symantec
15 7 (1.55%) Aruba
15 7 (1.55%) CheckPoint
15 7 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (1.32%) EqualLogic