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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 648 623 640
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 238 265 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 198 210 235
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,800 £41,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -52 197 £60,000 +9.09% 58
London -40 107 £60,000 +4.34% 21
South East -5 44 £60,000 +9.09% 7
City of London +22 40 £55,000 - 16
Surrey +12 17 £55,000 - 1
Guildford - 15 £55,000 -
Yorkshire -12 12 £57,500 +15.00% 8
Berkshire -5 9 £61,250 +11.36% 4
West Midlands -13 9 £55,000 +10.00% 7
West Yorkshire +7 8 £57,500 +9.52% 4
Hampshire -13 8 £65,000 +8.33%
North West -31 8 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Leeds +1 7 £60,000 +14.28% 2
Reading -2 7 £60,000 +9.09% 1
South Yorkshire -12 7 £51,250 -6.81%
Sheffield -15 7 £51,250 -6.81%
East Midlands +22 6 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 6 £53,750 -2.27% 1
North East -10 6 £53,750 -2.27% 1
Tyne and Wear -11 6 £53,750 -2.27% 1
Nottinghamshire +17 5 £60,000 +23.07%
Nottingham +16 5 £60,000 +23.07%
Scotland +5 4 £55,000 -10.20%
Birmingham -14 4 £55,000 +10.00% 2
South West -24 4 £47,500 +6.74% 5
Manchester -34 4 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Basingstoke - 4 £65,000 -
Liverpool +20 3 £60,000 +20.00%
Oxford +13 3 £60,000 +14.28%
Aberdeen +11 3 £55,000 -15.38%

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 453 (97.21%) Microsoft
2 227 (48.71%) MS Excel
3 150 (32.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 138 (29.61%) SharePoint
5 121 (25.97%) CRM
6 120 (25.75%) Dynamics CRM
7 117 (25.11%) Windows
8 116 (24.89%) SQL Server
9 113 (24.25%) Active Directory
10 109 (23.39%) Business Intelligence
11 105 (22.53%) MCSE
12 101 (21.67%) SQL
13 97 (20.82%) Lync
14 92 (19.74%) MCITP
15 79 (16.95%) .NET
16 75 (16.09%) Office 365
17 74 (15.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 74 (15.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 73 (15.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 68 (14.59%) MS Exchange
20 61 (13.09%) MCTS
20 61 (13.09%) Microsoft Azure
21 59 (12.66%) Hyper-V
22 57 (12.23%) Dynamics AX
23 55 (11.80%) Data Warehouse
23 55 (11.80%) Migration
23 55 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
24 52 (11.16%) SCCM
24 52 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2013
25 49 (10.52%) Finance

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 138 (29.61%) SharePoint
2 97 (20.82%) Lync
3 68 (14.59%) MS Exchange
4 52 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 41 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (4.72%) Office Communications Server
8 18 (3.86%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (2.36%) IIS
11 8 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.64%) MS Project Server
14 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
15 1 (0.21%) CMS
15 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 227 (48.71%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.15%) MS Office
3 6 (1.29%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.86%) MS Project
5 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 120 (25.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (12.23%) Dynamics AX
3 44 (9.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (1.72%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.86%) Dynamics SL
6 3 (0.64%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.21%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 75 (16.09%) Office 365
2 61 (13.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.58%) IaaS
4 5 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (8.37%) Unified Communications
2 26 (5.58%) SAN
3 20 (4.29%) VoIP
4 12 (2.58%) DNS
5 10 (2.15%) NAS
6 6 (1.29%) iSCSI
6 6 (1.29%) Firewall
6 6 (1.29%) DHCP
6 6 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (1.07%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.86%) VPN
8 4 (0.86%) PBX
8 4 (0.86%) Internet
9 3 (0.64%) LAN
9 3 (0.64%) WAN
9 3 (0.64%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.64%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (24.89%) SQL Server
2 74 (15.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 74 (15.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 73 (15.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 55 (11.80%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (5.36%) OLAP
6 20 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (4.29%) QlikView
7 19 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (3.86%) Relational Database
8 18 (3.86%) Big Data
9 17 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (2.36%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.93%) PerformancePoint
12 8 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (1.07%) DB2
14 4 (0.86%) Oracle OLAP
14 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Power View
15 3 (0.64%) BusinessObjects XI
15 3 (0.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.43%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (0.21%) Hudson
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 49 (10.52%) Finance
2 37 (7.94%) Advertising
3 20 (4.29%) Retail
4 18 (3.86%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.43%) Marketing
6 12 (2.58%) Legal
7 6 (1.29%) General Ledger
7 6 (1.29%) French Language
7 6 (1.29%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.07%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.43%) Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.21%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.21%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (16.95%) .NET
2 19 (4.08%) ASP.NET
3 13 (2.79%) MDX
4 12 (2.58%) .NET Framework
5 11 (2.36%) jQuery
6 10 (2.15%) D3.js
7 9 (1.93%) HTML
8 7 (1.50%) XML
9 6 (1.29%) Web Services
9 6 (1.29%) JSON
9 6 (1.29%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.64%) SAML
10 3 (0.64%) COM
11 2 (0.43%) SAP XI
12 1 (0.21%) Ajax
12 1 (0.21%) CSS
12 1 (0.21%) HTML5
12 1 (0.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 1 (0.21%) Razor View Engine
12 1 (0.21%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.08%) Data Integration
3 18 (3.86%) Visualisation
4 15 (3.22%) Mobile App
4 15 (3.22%) Neural Network
5 7 (1.50%) PKI
6 5 (1.07%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.86%) Replication
7 4 (0.86%) FMCG
8 3 (0.64%) Clustering
8 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.43%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.21%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.21%) Life Science
10 1 (0.21%) Blog
10 1 (0.21%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.21%) Statistics
10 1 (0.21%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.21%) User Experience
10 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 117 (25.11%) Windows
2 41 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
2 41 (8.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 30 (6.44%) Windows 7
4 22 (4.72%) Windows 8
5 17 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (25.97%) CRM
2 109 (23.39%) Business Intelligence
3 55 (11.80%) Migration
4 43 (9.23%) Project Management
5 34 (7.30%) Kimball Methodology
6 31 (6.65%) ERP
6 31 (6.65%) ETL
6 31 (6.65%) Business Development
7 30 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (5.36%) Scrum
9 24 (5.15%) Business Analysis
10 21 (4.51%) Mentoring
11 19 (4.08%) Analytics
11 19 (4.08%) Waterfall
11 19 (4.08%) Workflow
12 18 (3.86%) Information Management
13 16 (3.43%) Technical Architecture
14 15 (3.22%) Predictive Analytics
14 15 (3.22%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (3.22%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (21.67%) SQL
2 46 (9.87%) C#
3 38 (8.15%) JavaScript
4 15 (3.22%) R
5 14 (3.00%) T-SQL
6 11 (2.36%) PowerShell
7 9 (1.93%) C
8 3 (0.64%) X++
9 2 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.21%) Java
10 1 (0.21%) VB
10 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 150 (32.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 105 (22.53%) MCSE
3 92 (19.74%) MCITP
4 61 (13.09%) MCTS
5 44 (9.44%) SC Cleared
5 44 (9.44%) Security Cleared
6 34 (7.30%) Degree
7 32 (6.87%) MCSA
8 22 (4.72%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 18 (3.86%) CCA
9 18 (3.86%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (2.58%) MCSD
10 12 (2.58%) CCIA
10 12 (2.58%) CCEE
11 9 (1.93%) CIMA
12 8 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.50%) ACCA
14 6 (1.29%) CCAA
14 6 (1.29%) AAT
14 6 (1.29%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.22%) SLA
2 8 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 113 (24.25%) Active Directory
2 59 (12.66%) Hyper-V
3 23 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.22%) XenApp
5 12 (2.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (2.36%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.07%) XenServer
7 5 (1.07%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.64%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.64%) vSphere
8 3 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.64%) UAG
9 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.21%) Xen
10 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 52 (11.16%) SCCM
2 36 (7.73%) SCVMM
3 35 (7.51%) SCOM
4 19 (4.08%) SCOrch
5 11 (2.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 9 (1.93%) Windows Intune
7 7 (1.50%) SCSM
8 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 453 (97.21%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.94%) Oracle
3 36 (7.73%) VMware
4 28 (6.01%) Citrix
5 17 (3.65%) Tableau
6 16 (3.43%) Cisco
6 16 (3.43%) Hitachi
7 15 (3.22%) SAP
8 13 (2.79%) HP
9 8 (1.72%) Teradata
10 7 (1.50%) Informatica
11 6 (1.29%) Cognos
11 6 (1.29%) Juniper
12 5 (1.07%) IBM
13 4 (0.86%) Sybase
13 4 (0.86%) Business Objects
13 4 (0.86%) Sonus
14 3 (0.64%) Acme Packet
14 3 (0.64%) Sage
14 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
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