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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 875 891 850
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 21 41 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.035% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.037% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 15 31 29
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £46,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £46,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.00%

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
101047 111774 101802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.63% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83000 91849 84625
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 £27,000 £27,000
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 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 26 May 2015 within the UK.

Microsoft Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Specialist
Top 21 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 26 May 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 +36 20 £45,000 -3.22%
South East +15 10 £47,500 +2.15%
Surrey - 5 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire -3 4 - -
Manchester +8 3 £26,750 -42.47%
North West +2 3 £26,750 -33.12%
Yorkshire -3 3 £37,500 -19.35%
Leeds +22 2 £41,250 -11.29%
London +22 2 £52,500 +23.52%
West Yorkshire +15 2 £41,250 -11.29%
High Wycombe - 2 - -
Scotland +26 1 - - 1
Edinburgh +13 1 - - 1
Berkshire +3 1 - -
Marlow - 1 - -
Skipton - 1 £30,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £35,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
South West - 1 £35,000 -

Microsoft Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 55 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (61.82%) Windows
3 24 (43.64%) MS Excel
4 19 (34.55%) SCCM
4 19 (34.55%) Lync
5 18 (32.73%) SAN
6 17 (30.91%) MS Exchange
6 17 (30.91%) SharePoint
7 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
8 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (25.45%) SQL
8 14 (25.45%) VMware
9 13 (23.64%) MCSE
10 11 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (20.00%) Data Centre
11 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
12 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (16.36%) Finance
12 9 (16.36%) PowerShell
12 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (16.36%) Hyper-V
12 9 (16.36%) Office 365
13 8 (14.55%) HP
13 8 (14.55%) MCP
14 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (10.91%) SCOM
14 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (10.91%) Software Licensing
15 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (9.09%) SCOrch

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 19 (34.55%) Lync
2 17 (30.91%) MS Exchange
2 17 (30.91%) SharePoint
3 11 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (7.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (7.27%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.45%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (43.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Office 365
2 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.27%) PaaS
2 4 (7.27%) IaaS
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.82%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.73%) SAN
2 5 (9.09%) Unified Communications
2 5 (9.09%) NAS
2 5 (9.09%) DHCP
2 5 (9.09%) DNS
3 4 (7.27%) Firewall
4 2 (3.64%) ISDN
4 2 (3.64%) H.323
4 2 (3.64%) Network Security
5 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.82%) VPN
5 1 (1.82%) Internet
5 1 (1.82%) SMTP
5 1 (1.82%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.82%) Advertising
2 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.82%) WCF
2 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.82%) HTML5
2 1 (1.82%) HTML
2 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.82%) CSS
2 1 (1.82%) XML
2 1 (1.82%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.27%) Replication
3 4 (7.27%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 34 (61.82%) Windows
2 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.27%) UNIX
4 4 (7.27%) Linux
5 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (10.91%) Software Licensing
2 5 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
2 5 (9.09%) ITIL
3 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
3 4 (7.27%) Identity Management
4 3 (5.45%) SDLC
4 3 (5.45%) Investment Management
5 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.64%) CRM
5 2 (3.64%) Migration
5 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.64%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.82%) High Availability
6 1 (1.82%) Data Governance
6 1 (1.82%) Resource Management
6 1 (1.82%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.82%) Web Development
6 1 (1.82%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) SQL
2 9 (16.36%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.27%) VBScript
3 4 (7.27%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) Java
4 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (23.64%) MCSE
3 8 (14.55%) MCP
4 4 (7.27%) MCSA
5 2 (3.64%) ISEB
5 2 (3.64%) CCNA
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.82%) Degree
6 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.36%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.27%) NDS
4 4 (7.27%) vSphere
5 1 (1.82%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (34.55%) SCCM
2 6 (10.91%) SCOM
3 5 (9.09%) SCOrch
3 5 (9.09%) SCSM
3 5 (9.09%) SCVMM
4 4 (7.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.82%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.45%) VMware
3 8 (14.55%) HP
4 5 (9.09%) Postini
4 5 (9.09%) Google
4 5 (9.09%) SAP
5 4 (7.27%) NetApp
5 4 (7.27%) EMC
6 3 (5.45%) Cisco
7 1 (1.82%) Clearswift
7 1 (1.82%) Symantec
7 1 (1.82%) Remedy
7 1 (1.82%) Sophos
7 1 (1.82%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.82%) Hitachi
7 1 (1.82%) Citrix
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