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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 847 866 849
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 34 26 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.025% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.026% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 23 11 22
Average salary £39,398 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.20% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £45,000 £32,050
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £47,500 £40,250
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +18.01%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
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 27 February 2015 within the UK.

Microsoft Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Specialist
Top 24 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 27 February 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 +4 31 £39,398 -28.36% 2
North West - 10 £35,875 -
Yorkshire - 7 £30,000 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £25,000 -
Leeds - 6 £25,000 -
London +9 5 £39,398 -34.33% 2
Manchester - 5 £31,750 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
North East - 4 - -
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
Scotland +10 3 £35,000 -26.31%
Edinburgh +2 3 £35,000 -26.31%
South East -21 2 - -
South West - 2 £45,000 -
Devon - 2 £45,000 -
Exeter - 2 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire +7 1 - -
Berkshire -2 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £65,000 -
Skipton - 1 £35,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £65,000 -

Microsoft Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 57 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 45 (78.95%) Windows
3 32 (56.14%) SCCM
4 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
5 23 (40.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (38.60%) MCSE
7 21 (36.84%) Lync
8 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
8 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (29.82%) SharePoint
9 17 (29.82%) MS Exchange
9 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (28.07%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (28.07%) VMware
11 15 (26.32%) PowerShell
12 14 (24.56%) Hyper-V
12 14 (24.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 14 (24.56%) SAN
13 13 (22.81%) SCOM
14 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
15 11 (19.30%) SCVMM
15 11 (19.30%) Postini
15 11 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (19.30%) Google
15 11 (19.30%) Network Load Balancing
15 11 (19.30%) Unified Communications
15 11 (19.30%) Root Cause Analysis
16 10 (17.54%) vSphere
17 9 (15.79%) Finance

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 21 (36.84%) Lync
2 17 (29.82%) SharePoint
2 17 (29.82%) MS Exchange
3 16 (28.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (7.02%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (7.02%) IIS
5 4 (7.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) PaaS
1 8 (14.04%) Office 365
1 8 (14.04%) IaaS
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) SAN
2 11 (19.30%) Unified Communications
3 8 (14.04%) DHCP
3 8 (14.04%) DNS
4 5 (8.77%) NAS
5 4 (7.02%) Firewall
6 1 (1.75%) ISDN
6 1 (1.75%) Internet
6 1 (1.75%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.75%) CSS
2 1 (1.75%) XML
2 1 (1.75%) XSD
2 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.75%) WCF
2 1 (1.75%) HTML5
2 1 (1.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Clustering
2 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (78.95%) Windows
2 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
2 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (14.04%) UNIX
4 8 (14.04%) Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) Network Load Balancing
1 11 (19.30%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (14.04%) Configuration Management
2 8 (14.04%) Identity Management
3 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.02%) CRM
5 3 (5.26%) Investment Management
6 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.51%) Software Licensing
7 1 (1.75%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.75%) Web Development
7 1 (1.75%) Business Development
7 1 (1.75%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.75%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL
7 1 (1.75%) OO
7 1 (1.75%) Workflow
7 1 (1.75%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.79%) SQL
3 8 (14.04%) Shell Script
4 5 (8.77%) C#
5 4 (7.02%) VBScript
6 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (40.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (38.60%) MCSE
3 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) MCP
5 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.75%) Degree
6 1 (1.75%) MCSA
6 1 (1.75%) CCNA
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 14 (24.56%) Hyper-V
3 11 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (17.54%) vSphere
5 8 (14.04%) NDS
6 2 (3.51%) ISA Server
6 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (56.14%) SCCM
2 14 (24.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 13 (22.81%) SCOM
4 11 (19.30%) SCVMM
5 6 (10.53%) SCDPM
6 5 (8.77%) SCOrch
6 5 (8.77%) SCSM
7 2 (3.51%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (28.07%) VMware
3 11 (19.30%) Google
3 11 (19.30%) Postini
4 8 (14.04%) HP
5 5 (8.77%) SAP
5 5 (8.77%) Cisco
6 4 (7.02%) EMC
6 4 (7.02%) NetApp
7 2 (3.51%) BMC
7 2 (3.51%) Dell
8 1 (1.75%) IBM
8 1 (1.75%) Citrix