The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 608 614 601
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 4 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.010% 0.024% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.025% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 2
Average salary £39,398 £60,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £48,750 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-28.20% +17.46%
Microsoft Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
38180 39749 40739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.77% 93.82% 94.14%
Number of salaries quoted 32210 32598 34627
Average salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Microsoft Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Specialist in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Microsoft Specialist
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Specialist across the London region.

Microsoft Specialist Salary Trend in London

Microsoft Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the London region that cited Microsoft Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Microsoft Specialist in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) MCSE
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (83.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 10 (83.33%) Hyper-V
3 10 (83.33%) SCCM
4 9 (75.00%) MS Excel
5 8 (66.67%) SharePoint
5 8 (66.67%) DHCP
5 8 (66.67%) NDS
5 8 (66.67%) DNS
5 8 (66.67%) Linux
5 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 8 (66.67%) UNIX
5 8 (66.67%) VMware
5 8 (66.67%) Clustering
5 8 (66.67%) Shell Script
5 8 (66.67%) Configuration Management
5 8 (66.67%) Identity Management
5 8 (66.67%) vSphere
5 8 (66.67%) PaaS
5 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (66.67%) IaaS
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (16.67%) SCOM
7 2 (16.67%) SCVMM
7 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the London region that cited Microsoft Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Microsoft Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (75.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) PaaS
1 8 (66.67%) IaaS
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) DHCP
1 8 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) H.323
2 1 (8.33%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (66.67%) UNIX
2 8 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 8 (66.67%) Identity Management
2 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) MCSE
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 8 (66.67%) vSphere
2 8 (66.67%) NDS
2 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (83.33%) SCCM
1 10 (83.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
2 2 (16.67%) SCVMM
2 2 (16.67%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco