The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Microsoft Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 937 942 967
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 3 25 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.023% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.023% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 3 18 20
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £44,600
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,133 £29,025 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £48,250 £50,750
UK excluding London median salary £39,146 £38,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.02% -13.88%

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
98685 106608 115718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.48% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 82974 87064 93978
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Microsoft Specialist in the job title.

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 6 May 2016 within the UK.

Microsoft Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Specialist
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 3 £47,500 +5.55%
South East +18 2 £39,146 -17.58%
Surrey -2 2 £39,146 -17.58%
London +15 1 £67,500 +28.57%
Farnham - 1 £30,791 -

Microsoft Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, Microsoft Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Microsoft Specialist in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 18 (100.00%) SCCM
1 18 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (61.11%) Hyper-V
4 7 (38.89%) MCSA
4 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
5 6 (33.33%) MCSE
5 6 (33.33%) BMC
5 6 (33.33%) Control-M
5 6 (33.33%) Service Management
5 6 (33.33%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (33.33%) Citrix
5 6 (33.33%) Asset Management
5 6 (33.33%) SCOM
5 6 (33.33%) WSUS
5 6 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 6 (33.33%) MCTS
5 6 (33.33%) Degree
5 6 (33.33%) ITIL
5 6 (33.33%) Hedge funds
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (33.33%) Software Deployment
6 5 (27.78%) Server Virtualisation
6 5 (27.78%) Office 365
6 5 (27.78%) Skype for Business
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (27.78%) SQL

Microsoft Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
1 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
1 5 (27.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (27.78%) Office 365
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
1 6 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 6 (33.33%) Service Management
1 6 (33.33%) Software Deployment
2 5 (27.78%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.56%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (5.56%) High Availability
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (38.89%) MCSA
3 6 (33.33%) Degree
3 6 (33.33%) MCSE
3 6 (33.33%) MCTS
4 1 (5.56%) MCITP
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Hyper-V
2 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (100.00%) SCCM
2 6 (33.33%) Control-M
2 6 (33.33%) SCOM
2 6 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) BMC
2 6 (33.33%) Citrix
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