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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 856 846 863
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 30 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.025% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.026% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 18 9 10
Average salary £39,398 £55,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.36% +49.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £44,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £65,000 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £31,750 £47,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year
-33.15% +29.25%

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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
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 £27,500 £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 23 January 2015 within the UK.

Microsoft Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Specialist
Top 12 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 23 January 2015. 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 +19 30 £39,398 -34.33% 6
London -18 9 £39,398 -34.33%
Leeds - 9 £25,000 -
West Yorkshire - 9 £25,000 -
Yorkshire - 9 £25,000 -
North West - 7 £31,750 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
North East - 4 - - 1
Manchester - 4 £31,750 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
Birmingham - 1 £65,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £65,000 - 1

Microsoft Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 62 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 54 (87.10%) Windows
3 41 (66.13%) SCCM
4 40 (64.52%) Active Directory
5 32 (51.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (50.00%) MCSE
6 31 (50.00%) Lync
7 27 (43.55%) SharePoint
8 25 (40.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (37.10%) Unified Communications
10 22 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (35.48%) Hyper-V
10 22 (35.48%) MS Exchange
10 22 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (35.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 20 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2010
12 19 (30.65%) SCOM
13 18 (29.03%) PowerShell
14 17 (27.42%) SCVMM
15 16 (25.81%) VMware
16 15 (24.19%) MS Excel
17 14 (22.58%) Network Load Balancing
17 14 (22.58%) Google
17 14 (22.58%) Postini
17 14 (22.58%) SC Cleared
17 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
17 14 (22.58%) Root Cause Analysis
17 14 (22.58%) Office 365
17 14 (22.58%) SCDPM
18 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 31 (50.00%) Lync
2 27 (43.55%) SharePoint
3 22 (35.48%) MS Exchange
4 20 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (12.90%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (6.45%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (4.84%) IIS
10 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (24.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.58%) Office 365
2 8 (12.90%) PaaS
2 8 (12.90%) IaaS
3 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (37.10%) Unified Communications
2 11 (17.74%) SAN
3 8 (12.90%) DHCP
3 8 (12.90%) DNS
4 4 (6.45%) Firewall
5 3 (4.84%) NAS
6 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.61%) IMAP
7 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.61%) Wireless
7 1 (1.61%) H.323
7 1 (1.61%) Internet
7 1 (1.61%) ISDN
7 1 (1.61%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Retail
2 1 (1.61%) Marketing
2 1 (1.61%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) HTML5
1 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.61%) WCF
1 1 (1.61%) MAPI
1 1 (1.61%) HTML
1 1 (1.61%) .NET
1 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.61%) CSS
1 1 (1.61%) XML
1 1 (1.61%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Clustering
2 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (87.10%) Windows
2 25 (40.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (12.90%) Linux
4 8 (12.90%) UNIX
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.61%) Android
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Network Load Balancing
1 14 (22.58%) Root Cause Analysis
2 9 (14.52%) Configuration Management
3 8 (12.90%) Identity Management
4 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.45%) CRM
6 2 (3.23%) Migration
6 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.61%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.61%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (1.61%) Web Development
7 1 (1.61%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.61%) Workflow
7 1 (1.61%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.61%) OO
7 1 (1.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.03%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.90%) Shell Script
3 5 (8.06%) SQL
4 4 (6.45%) VBScript
5 2 (3.23%) C#
6 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (51.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (50.00%) MCSE
3 14 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) MCP
4 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.61%) Degree
5 1 (1.61%) CCNA
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (64.52%) Active Directory
2 22 (35.48%) Hyper-V
3 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (16.13%) vSphere
5 8 (12.90%) NDS
6 2 (3.23%) ISA Server
6 2 (3.23%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.61%) MDaemon
Systems Management
1 41 (66.13%) SCCM
2 22 (35.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 19 (30.65%) SCOM
4 17 (27.42%) SCVMM
5 14 (22.58%) SCDPM
6 3 (4.84%) SCOrch
6 3 (4.84%) SCSM
7 2 (3.23%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.81%) VMware
3 14 (22.58%) Google
3 14 (22.58%) Postini
4 7 (11.29%) HP
5 6 (9.68%) Cisco
6 4 (6.45%) EMC
6 4 (6.45%) NetApp
7 3 (4.84%) SAP
8 2 (3.23%) IBM
8 2 (3.23%) Citrix
8 2 (3.23%) BMC
8 2 (3.23%) Dell
9 1 (1.61%) Symantec
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