The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 678 629 647
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 229 247 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.25% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 187 230 236
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,300 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
-6.00% +8.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107766 100404 111766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.30% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87262 83568 95286
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the UK.

Microsoft Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

Microsoft Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 within the UK.

Microsoft Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -39 210 £50,000 -9.09% 64
London -37 75 £55,000 -8.33% 26
South East +30 66 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Berkshire +9 27 £45,000 -18.18% 2
City of London +7 18 £56,250 -6.25% 16
Reading -6 15 £57,500 +4.54% 1
West Midlands -8 15 £50,000 -6.97% 6
North West -15 15 £45,000 +7.14% 3
Surrey -5 13 £45,000 -10.00% 1
South Yorkshire -9 11 £42,500 -2.85%
Yorkshire -33 11 £45,000 +2.85% 3
East of England -7 10 £47,500 -13.63% 3
Scotland -20 10 £43,750 +9.37% 3
Birmingham -5 9 £55,000 - 1
Manchester -9 9 £45,000 +7.14% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 8 £45,000 -26.82% 2
Sheffield -10 8 £40,000 -8.57%
Windsor - 6 £35,000 -
Guildford +14 5 £42,500 -15.00%
Cambridgeshire +4 5 £43,750 -16.66% 1
Aberdeen +12 4 £42,500 +6.25%
East Midlands -12 4 £46,250 -7.50% 3
Glasgow -16 4 £46,250 +42.30% 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £50,000 -
Kent +5 3 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Basingstoke +2 3 £55,000 +4.76%
Cambridge -4 3 £43,750 -20.45%
Hampshire -10 3 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Coventry - 3 £45,000 - 1
Hertford - 3 £50,000 -

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Microsoft Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 561 (97.74%) Microsoft
2 273 (47.56%) MS Excel
3 183 (31.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 176 (30.66%) Active Directory
5 165 (28.75%) Windows
6 163 (28.40%) SQL Server
7 146 (25.44%) CRM
8 138 (24.04%) Dynamics CRM
9 128 (22.30%) Lync
10 127 (22.13%) MCSE
11 122 (21.25%) Hyper-V
12 121 (21.08%) MCITP
13 114 (19.86%) MS Exchange
14 110 (19.16%) SharePoint
15 107 (18.64%) SQL
16 105 (18.29%) Office 365
17 97 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2013
18 85 (14.81%) .NET
19 83 (14.46%) Finance
20 81 (14.11%) SCCM
21 80 (13.94%) Exchange Server 2010
22 78 (13.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 77 (13.41%) VMware
24 71 (12.37%) Dynamics AX
24 71 (12.37%) Business Intelligence
24 71 (12.37%) Degree
25 70 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
26 68 (11.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 68 (11.85%) Migration
27 67 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Microsoft Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 128 (22.30%) Lync
2 114 (19.86%) MS Exchange
3 110 (19.16%) SharePoint
4 97 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 80 (13.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 48 (8.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 44 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 30 (5.23%) Office Communications Server
9 26 (4.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (2.79%) IIS
12 11 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
15 3 (0.52%) IBM Notes
16 1 (0.17%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 273 (47.56%) MS Excel
2 61 (10.63%) MS Office
3 9 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 138 (24.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 71 (12.37%) Dynamics AX
3 64 (11.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (1.39%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.52%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.52%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 105 (18.29%) Office 365
2 35 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.22%) IaaS
5 5 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (10.45%) SAN
2 53 (9.23%) Unified Communications
3 37 (6.45%) DNS
4 27 (4.70%) NAS
5 15 (2.61%) Firewall
6 14 (2.44%) iSCSI
7 12 (2.09%) TCP/IP
7 12 (2.09%) VPN
8 10 (1.74%) DHCP
8 10 (1.74%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (1.39%) IPv6
10 7 (1.22%) VLAN
10 7 (1.22%) Kerberos
10 7 (1.22%) WAN
11 6 (1.05%) VoIP
12 5 (0.87%) IPv4
12 5 (0.87%) Internet
12 5 (0.87%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.52%) LAN
14 2 (0.35%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (28.40%) SQL Server
2 78 (13.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 68 (11.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 53 (9.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 34 (5.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 21 (3.66%) Relational Database
9 18 (3.14%) RDBMS
10 15 (2.61%) PerformancePoint
11 14 (2.44%) OLAP
12 11 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (1.57%) Star Schema
14 8 (1.39%) Data Mining
15 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (1.05%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.87%) DB2
17 4 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
17 4 (0.70%) MS Access
17 4 (0.70%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 11 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.70%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (0.70%) FrontPage
2 4 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.35%) Hudson
4 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 83 (14.46%) Finance
2 44 (7.67%) Advertising
3 34 (5.92%) Manufacturing
4 20 (3.48%) Retail
5 16 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.74%) Marketing
7 8 (1.39%) Banking
8 4 (0.70%) Electronics
9 3 (0.52%) Publishing
10 2 (0.35%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.17%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.17%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (14.81%) .NET
2 25 (4.36%) ASP.NET
3 22 (3.83%) HTML
4 20 (3.48%) Application Packaging
5 18 (3.14%) XML
6 16 (2.79%) MDX
7 12 (2.09%) CSS
8 11 (1.92%) WSDL
8 11 (1.92%) jQuery
9 8 (1.39%) Web Services
10 6 (1.05%) SAML
10 6 (1.05%) JSON
11 4 (0.70%) HTML5
11 4 (0.70%) Ajax
12 3 (0.52%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.52%) COM
13 2 (0.35%) WinForms
14 1 (0.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
14 1 (0.17%) WCF
14 1 (0.17%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.61%) PKI
3 9 (1.57%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.22%) Clustering
5 6 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.70%) Data Integration
6 4 (0.70%) FMCG
6 4 (0.70%) Visualisation
6 4 (0.70%) DTV
6 4 (0.70%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.52%) Replication
8 2 (0.35%) EPoS
9 1 (0.17%) NHS
9 1 (0.17%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.17%) Blog
9 1 (0.17%) iPad
9 1 (0.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 165 (28.75%) Windows
2 70 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 67 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (4.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (2.79%) Windows 7
6 15 (2.61%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.05%) Linux
8 5 (0.87%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (25.44%) CRM
2 71 (12.37%) Business Intelligence
3 68 (11.85%) Migration
4 59 (10.28%) Project Management
5 45 (7.84%) Business Analysis
6 34 (5.92%) ETL
7 29 (5.05%) ERP
7 29 (5.05%) Technical Architecture
8 27 (4.70%) Technical Analysis
9 26 (4.53%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (3.48%) Kimball Methodology
11 19 (3.31%) ITIL
12 15 (2.61%) Information Management
13 14 (2.44%) MOF
14 12 (2.09%) PRINCE2
14 12 (2.09%) Workflow
14 12 (2.09%) Validation
14 12 (2.09%) Identity Management
14 12 (2.09%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (18.64%) SQL
2 65 (11.32%) C#
3 35 (6.10%) JavaScript
4 22 (3.83%) T-SQL
5 16 (2.79%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.05%) C
7 5 (0.87%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.87%) VBA
7 5 (0.87%) Python
7 5 (0.87%) Ruby
7 5 (0.87%) Perl
7 5 (0.87%) Java
8 4 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (0.52%) X++
10 1 (0.17%) LINC
10 1 (0.17%) VB
10 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 183 (31.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 127 (22.13%) MCSE
3 121 (21.08%) MCITP
4 71 (12.37%) Degree
5 65 (11.32%) MCTS
6 43 (7.49%) MCSA
7 31 (5.40%) Citrix Certification
8 29 (5.05%) CCA
9 21 (3.66%) CIMA
9 21 (3.66%) AAT
10 20 (3.48%) CCAA
10 20 (3.48%) CCEA
11 10 (1.74%) ACCA
11 10 (1.74%) CCEE
12 9 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (1.57%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 9 (1.57%) MCSD
13 8 (1.39%) Security Cleared
14 4 (0.70%) SC Cleared
14 4 (0.70%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.92%) QA
2 3 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 176 (30.66%) Active Directory
2 122 (21.25%) Hyper-V
3 64 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (6.62%) XenDesktop
5 31 (5.40%) XenApp
6 21 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (2.26%) Forefront TMG
8 10 (1.74%) UAG
8 10 (1.74%) Terminal Server
8 10 (1.74%) ISA Server
9 8 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.87%) Xen
10 5 (0.87%) XenServer
10 5 (0.87%) vSphere
11 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 81 (14.11%) SCCM
2 49 (8.54%) SCVMM
3 37 (6.45%) SCOM
4 15 (2.61%) SCOrch
5 13 (2.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 11 (1.92%) SCSM
7 6 (1.05%) WSUS
8 4 (0.70%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.17%) MAILsweeper
9 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 561 (97.74%) Microsoft
2 77 (13.41%) VMware
3 52 (9.06%) Citrix
4 28 (4.88%) SAP
5 20 (3.48%) Oracle
6 16 (2.79%) Hitachi
7 12 (2.09%) HP
8 9 (1.57%) Cisco
9 7 (1.22%) NetApp
10 6 (1.05%) Business Objects
11 5 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.87%) Symantec
11 5 (0.87%) IBM
11 5 (0.87%) Juniper
12 4 (0.70%) Adobe
12 4 (0.70%) Sybase
12 4 (0.70%) Cognos
12 4 (0.70%) Sage
13 3 (0.52%) Lotus
13 3 (0.52%) Websense
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