The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 862 877 883
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 28 23 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.021% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.023% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 17 9 11
Average salary £39,398 £60,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.33% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,475 £44,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £67,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £50,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-7.00% +38.88%

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
104068 101994 108481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.68% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 86662 82710 93503
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 £26,861 £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 Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Microsoft Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Microsoft Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Microsoft Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Specialist over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 within the UK.

Microsoft Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Specialist
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +13 28 £39,398 -35.67% 6
London -1 11 £39,398 -34.33%
West Yorkshire - 10 £27,500 - 2
Yorkshire - 10 £27,500 - 2
Leeds - 9 £46,500 - 2
North East - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
Manchester -13 2 £39,125 -37.40% 2
North West -14 2 £39,125 -37.40% 2
West Midlands - 1 £46,500 - 2
Bingley - 1 £27,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £46,500 -
Bradford - 1 £27,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £46,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £46,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £46,500 -

Microsoft Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 70 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 53 (75.71%) Windows
3 46 (65.71%) SCCM
4 45 (64.29%) Active Directory
5 38 (54.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (50.00%) SharePoint
6 35 (50.00%) Lync
7 32 (45.71%) MCSE
8 31 (44.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (41.43%) Hyper-V
10 27 (38.57%) Unified Communications
11 26 (37.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 24 (34.29%) MS Exchange
13 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (32.86%) SCOM
13 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (30.00%) SCVMM
14 21 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 21 (30.00%) Office 365
15 18 (25.71%) SCDPM
15 18 (25.71%) SC Cleared
15 18 (25.71%) Security Cleared
15 18 (25.71%) MS Excel
16 17 (24.29%) PowerShell
16 17 (24.29%) Exchange Server 2013
17 13 (18.57%) VMware
17 13 (18.57%) Root Cause Analysis
17 13 (18.57%) Postini
17 13 (18.57%) Google
17 13 (18.57%) Network Load Balancing

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 35 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 35 (50.00%) Lync
2 24 (34.29%) MS Exchange
3 21 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (24.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (17.14%) SharePoint Server
6 10 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (4.29%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (2.86%) IIS
10 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (25.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (30.00%) Office 365
2 8 (11.43%) IaaS
2 8 (11.43%) PaaS
3 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (38.57%) Unified Communications
2 8 (11.43%) DHCP
2 8 (11.43%) DNS
3 4 (5.71%) SAN
4 3 (4.29%) Firewall
4 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.86%) POP3
5 2 (2.86%) IMAP
6 1 (1.43%) LDAP
6 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (2.86%) Back Office
2 1 (1.43%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Clustering
2 3 (4.29%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.29%) Replication
3 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 53 (75.71%) Windows
2 31 (44.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (12.86%) Linux
5 8 (11.43%) UNIX
6 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) Network Load Balancing
1 13 (18.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 10 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 8 (11.43%) Identity Management
4 3 (4.29%) Migration
5 2 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (2.86%) CRM
5 2 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.43%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.43%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (1.43%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.43%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.29%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.43%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.29%) VBScript
4 2 (2.86%) VBA
5 1 (1.43%) C#
5 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (54.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (45.71%) MCSE
3 18 (25.71%) SC Cleared
3 18 (25.71%) Security Cleared
4 9 (12.86%) Degree
5 3 (4.29%) MCITP
6 2 (2.86%) MCP
6 2 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 45 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 29 (41.43%) Hyper-V
3 12 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (14.29%) vSphere
5 8 (11.43%) NDS
6 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.86%) MDaemon
6 2 (2.86%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 46 (65.71%) SCCM
2 26 (37.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 23 (32.86%) SCOM
4 21 (30.00%) SCVMM
5 18 (25.71%) SCDPM
6 2 (2.86%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.57%) VMware
2 13 (18.57%) Google
2 13 (18.57%) Postini
3 5 (7.14%) Cisco
4 4 (5.71%) HP
5 3 (4.29%) EMC
5 3 (4.29%) NetApp
6 2 (2.86%) Symantec
6 2 (2.86%) Citrix
6 2 (2.86%) BMC
6 2 (2.86%) Dell
6 2 (2.86%) IBM
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Unspecified excellent Salary plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £33500.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £28500.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car, Pension, Bonus, Home working
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car, Pension, Bonus, Home working
Posted: 13 days ago