Period
to 27 January 2022

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for Microsoft 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft 365 over the 6 months to 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 52 46 29
Rank change year-on-year -6 -17 +24
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 1,618 640 617
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 5.46% 5.73% 8.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.54% 12.60% 20.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,284 572 572
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,025 £36,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,938 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% -20.00% +9.09%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,375 £80,000
UK median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year -1.18% +7.59% -1.25%

Microsoft 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 with a WFH option and a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 14,019 5,081 3,034
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 47.28% 45.46% 41.65%
Number of salaries quoted 11,064 4,616 2,704
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £36,402
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £95,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

Microsoft 365
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Microsoft 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Microsoft 365 trend for jobs with a WFH option

Microsoft 365
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Microsoft 365.

Microsoft 365 salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Microsoft 365
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Microsoft 365 over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Microsoft 365 salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, Microsoft 365 job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 1,187 (73.36%) Microsoft
2 1,019 (62.98%) Azure
3 801 (49.51%) Active Directory
4 796 (49.20%) Windows
5 494 (30.53%) Windows Server
6 409 (25.28%) Social Skills
7 398 (24.60%) SharePoint
8 361 (22.31%) VMware
9 346 (21.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 335 (20.70%) Windows 10
11 331 (20.46%) Microsoft Intune
12 301 (18.60%) Finance
13 270 (16.69%) Presales
14 252 (15.57%) PowerShell
15 245 (15.14%) Firewall
16 242 (14.96%) ITIL
17 240 (14.83%) Data Centre
18 236 (14.59%) Migration
19 217 (13.41%) SCCM
20 216 (13.35%) VMware Infrastructure
21 201 (12.42%) Microsoft Office
22 199 (12.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 197 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
24 191 (11.80%) DNS
25 182 (11.25%) Hyper-V
26 169 (10.44%) AWS
27 168 (10.38%) Apple
28 167 (10.32%) Cybersecurity
29 163 (10.07%) SQL Server
30 161 (9.95%) CRM

Microsoft 365
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 398 (24.60%) SharePoint
2 128 (7.91%) MS Exchange
3 82 (5.07%) IIS
4 28 (1.73%) CMS
5 23 (1.42%) Confluence
6 21 (1.30%) Skype for Business
7 14 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (0.87%) Umbraco
8 13 (0.80%) WordPress
9 11 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (0.49%) Apache
11 8 (0.49%) SAS
11 8 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.43%) Drupal
12 7 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.25%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 201 (12.42%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.19%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.062%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.062%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.062%) Blender
8 1 (0.062%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.062%) InDesign
8 1 (0.062%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 38 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.87%) Sentinel
3 9 (0.56%) Workfront
4 7 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.37%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.31%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.31%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.25%) Academy Housing
7 4 (0.25%) Misys Midas
8 3 (0.19%) iTrent
8 3 (0.19%) Primavera
8 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.12%) Findur
9 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.062%) Maximo
10 1 (0.062%) Northgate Housing
10 1 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.062%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1,019 (62.98%) Azure
2 346 (21.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 169 (10.44%) AWS
4 151 (9.33%) Power Platform
5 126 (7.79%) OneDrive
6 115 (7.11%) IaaS
7 94 (5.81%) PaaS
8 92 (5.69%) PowerApps
9 78 (4.82%) SaaS
10 73 (4.51%) Power Automate
11 54 (3.34%) Dynamics 365
12 37 (2.29%) Google Workspace
13 30 (1.85%) GCP
14 28 (1.73%) Azure Logic Apps
15 24 (1.48%) Mimecast
16 21 (1.30%) Azure App Service
17 20 (1.24%) Azure Sentinel
18 19 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
18 19 (1.17%) Serverless
19 17 (1.05%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 245 (15.14%) Firewall
2 191 (11.80%) DNS
3 147 (9.09%) DHCP
4 136 (8.41%) VPN
5 128 (7.91%) WAN
6 125 (7.73%) LAN
7 81 (5.01%) TCP/IP
8 66 (4.08%) SAN
9 57 (3.52%) VLAN
10 51 (3.15%) Remote Desktop
10 51 (3.15%) VoIP
11 50 (3.09%) Unified Communications
12 35 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
13 27 (1.67%) HTTP
14 26 (1.61%) Wireless
15 25 (1.55%) NAS
16 21 (1.30%) Skype
17 19 (1.17%) IPv6
18 16 (0.99%) Intranet
19 15 (0.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 84 (5.19%) Power BI
3 22 (1.36%) MySQL
4 15 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (0.56%) MariaDB
7 9 (0.56%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.49%) InfluxDB
8 8 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.43%) Big Data
9 7 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.19%) DataStage
13 3 (0.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 38 (2.35%) JIRA
2 25 (1.55%) Visual Studio
3 15 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (0.74%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (0.49%) Bitbucket
7 7 (0.43%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.37%) CircleCI
8 6 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.31%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.31%) Postman
9 5 (0.31%) Subversion
10 2 (0.12%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.12%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio Code
11 1 (0.062%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.062%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.062%) JMeter
11 1 (0.062%) PowerBuilder
General
1 409 (25.28%) Social Skills
2 301 (18.60%) Finance
3 129 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (4.94%) Public Sector
5 68 (4.20%) Manufacturing
6 62 (3.83%) Marketing
7 44 (2.72%) Legal
8 39 (2.41%) Retail
9 36 (2.22%) Documentation Skills
10 34 (2.10%) Organisational Skills
11 26 (1.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 23 (1.42%) Telecoms
13 21 (1.30%) Local Government
13 21 (1.30%) Presentation Skills
14 18 (1.11%) Law
15 16 (0.99%) Automotive
15 16 (0.99%) Banking
16 13 (0.80%) Influencing Skills
17 12 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.62%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 242 (14.96%) Consultant
2 207 (12.79%) Analyst
3 175 (10.82%) Architect
4 161 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 129 (7.97%) Support Engineer
6 126 (7.79%) IT Engineer
6 126 (7.79%) Technical Consultant
7 123 (7.60%) IT Support
8 112 (6.92%) Cloud Consultant
9 106 (6.55%) Solutions Architect
10 83 (5.13%) Microsoft 365 Architect
11 79 (4.88%) Developer
12 77 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
12 77 (4.76%) IT Analyst
13 69 (4.26%) Support Analyst
14 66 (4.08%) IT Manager
15 59 (3.65%) IT Support Engineer
16 57 (3.52%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
17 52 (3.21%) Service Analyst
18 51 (3.15%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (6.49%) .NET
2 65 (4.02%) HTML
3 63 (3.89%) CSS
4 37 (2.29%) ASP.NET
5 28 (1.73%) jQuery
6 27 (1.67%) React
7 21 (1.30%) Web Services
8 17 (1.05%) Microsoft Graph
9 16 (0.99%) Kafka
10 14 (0.87%) REST
10 14 (0.87%) SAML
11 13 (0.80%) HTML5
12 12 (0.74%) JSON
13 11 (0.68%) .NET Framework
13 11 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (0.62%) Azure Blueprints
14 10 (0.62%) XML
15 9 (0.56%) RESTful
16 8 (0.49%) Blazor
Miscellaneous
1 240 (14.83%) Data Centre
2 134 (8.28%) Public Cloud
3 104 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
4 54 (3.34%) User Experience
5 49 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
6 44 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 26 (1.61%) Clustering
7 26 (1.61%) Driving Licence
8 20 (1.24%) Virtual Team
9 18 (1.11%) Private Cloud
10 17 (1.05%) Mobile App
11 16 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
12 15 (0.93%) Blog
13 14 (0.87%) Replication
13 14 (0.87%) Smartphone
14 13 (0.80%) iPhone
14 13 (0.80%) Social Media
15 10 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
15 10 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
15 10 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 796 (49.20%) Windows
2 494 (30.53%) Windows Server
3 335 (20.70%) Windows 10
4 127 (7.85%) Linux
5 99 (6.12%) Windows Server 2019
6 93 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 83 (5.13%) Windows Server 2016
8 42 (2.60%) Apple iOS
9 39 (2.41%) Android
10 34 (2.10%) Windows 7
11 27 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (1.42%) Mac OS
13 20 (1.24%) CentOS
14 18 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (0.68%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.68%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.62%) Unix
18 6 (0.37%) Windows 8
19 3 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (16.69%) Presales
2 242 (14.96%) ITIL
3 236 (14.59%) Migration
4 199 (12.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 197 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
6 167 (10.32%) Cybersecurity
7 161 (9.95%) CRM
8 147 (9.09%) DevOps
9 137 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
10 125 (7.73%) Software Licensing
11 122 (7.54%) Project Delivery
12 116 (7.17%) Requirements Gathering
13 102 (6.30%) Service Delivery
14 95 (5.87%) Project Management
15 91 (5.62%) Mentoring
16 85 (5.25%) Service Management
17 83 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
18 68 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
19 61 (3.77%) IT Strategy
20 52 (3.21%) CI/CD
Programming Languages
1 252 (15.57%) PowerShell
2 151 (9.33%) SQL
3 62 (3.83%) C#
4 56 (3.46%) JavaScript
5 29 (1.79%) PHP
6 18 (1.11%) TypeScript
7 15 (0.93%) C
8 13 (0.80%) Python
9 10 (0.62%) VBA
10 8 (0.49%) Bash
11 6 (0.37%) Bicep
11 6 (0.37%) Java
11 6 (0.37%) Ruby
11 6 (0.37%) VBScript
12 3 (0.19%) R
13 2 (0.12%) C++
14 1 (0.062%) Korn
14 1 (0.062%) Perl
14 1 (0.062%) VB
Qualifications
1 132 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 131 (8.10%) Security Cleared
3 107 (6.61%) SC Cleared
4 92 (5.69%) Degree
5 66 (4.08%) MCSE
6 39 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (2.35%) CCNA
8 36 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 34 (2.10%) CISSP
10 30 (1.85%) MCSA
11 23 (1.42%) DBS Check
12 19 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
13 18 (1.11%) MCP
14 12 (0.74%) PMI Certification
15 9 (0.56%) A+ Certification
15 9 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (0.49%) DV Cleared
17 7 (0.43%) PMP
18 6 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (6.12%) SLA
2 85 (5.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 64 (3.96%) GDPR
4 63 (3.89%) Cyber Essentials
5 35 (2.16%) PCI DSS
6 32 (1.98%) NIST
7 20 (1.24%) PMO
8 15 (0.93%) NCSC
8 15 (0.93%) QA
9 10 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.37%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.37%) ISO 22301
11 5 (0.31%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.31%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.25%) HL7
13 3 (0.19%) COBIT
13 3 (0.19%) P3O
14 1 (0.062%) IASME
14 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.062%) SOC 2
System Software
1 801 (49.51%) Active Directory
2 216 (13.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 182 (11.25%) Hyper-V
4 86 (5.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 48 (2.97%) vSphere
6 30 (1.85%) Docker
7 29 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (1.17%) BitLocker
9 19 (1.17%) XenApp
10 18 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (0.99%) Terminal Services
12 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (0.68%) XenDesktop
14 9 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.43%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 3 (0.19%) Firmware
16 3 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
17 2 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 331 (20.46%) Microsoft Intune
2 217 (13.41%) SCCM
3 97 (6.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 76 (4.70%) Single Sign-On
5 71 (4.39%) Terraform
6 45 (2.78%) Ansible
7 36 (2.22%) Kubernetes
8 30 (1.85%) WSUS
9 19 (1.17%) Jamf Pro
9 19 (1.17%) Rancher
10 17 (1.05%) AirWatch
11 13 (0.80%) Puppet
11 13 (0.80%) SCOM
12 12 (0.74%) NetBackup
13 11 (0.68%) Backup Exec
13 11 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (0.62%) vCenter Server
15 9 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 7 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
16 7 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 1,187 (73.36%) Microsoft
2 361 (22.31%) VMware
3 168 (10.38%) Apple
4 156 (9.64%) Citrix
5 145 (8.96%) Cisco
6 116 (7.17%) Adobe
7 68 (4.20%) HP
8 55 (3.40%) Google
9 54 (3.34%) Veeam
10 46 (2.84%) Oracle
10 46 (2.84%) ServiceNow
11 32 (1.98%) Dell
12 29 (1.79%) Meraki
12 29 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
13 26 (1.61%) Palo Alto
13 26 (1.61%) Sophos
14 25 (1.55%) SAP
15 21 (1.30%) Ivanti
16 20 (1.24%) EMC
17 17 (1.05%) Remedy