The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 849 844 886
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 56 35 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.032% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.034% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 35 29 10
Average salary £46,500 £47,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.10% +15.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £39,600 £34,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,250 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £50,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.00% +42.85%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 25 July 2014 within the UK.

Microsoft Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Specialist
Top 30 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 25 July 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 0 55 £46,500 -7.00% 10
Yorkshire - 20 £46,500 - 2
West Yorkshire - 19 £46,500 - 2
Wakefield - 15 - -
South East -8 11 £47,500 -5.00% 3
North West - 7 £46,500 -
West Midlands -12 5 £46,500 +13.42%
London -45 5 £46,500 -2.10% 4
Manchester - 5 £46,500 -
Berkshire - 5 £47,500 - 2
Reading - 5 £47,500 - 2
East Midlands - 5 £46,500 - 1
Birmingham +1 4 £46,500 -15.45%
Nottingham - 4 £46,500 -
Oxford - 4 £47,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £46,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £47,000 -
Hertfordshire -5 2 £45,000 +28.57%
East of England -6 2 £45,000 -21.73%
Slough - 2 £47,500 -
Merseyside - 2 £33,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £46,500 -
Watford - 2 £45,000 -
Halifax - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £46,500 - 2
Liverpool - 2 £33,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £46,500 -
Newbury - 2 £47,500 -
Scotland -11 1 £33,000 -17.50%
Edinburgh -12 1 £33,000 -17.50%

Microsoft Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 86 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 45 (52.33%) Windows
3 44 (51.16%) SharePoint
4 42 (48.84%) SCCM
5 37 (43.02%) Active Directory
6 36 (41.86%) Lync
7 32 (37.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (36.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (34.88%) SCOM
10 29 (33.72%) Exchange Server 2013
11 28 (32.56%) Hyper-V
12 27 (31.40%) Office 365
13 25 (29.07%) SCVMM
13 25 (29.07%) MS Excel
14 24 (27.91%) Unified Communications
15 22 (25.58%) SCDPM
15 22 (25.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 22 (25.58%) SC Cleared
15 22 (25.58%) Security Cleared
15 22 (25.58%) SharePoint Server
16 17 (19.77%) Degree
17 14 (16.28%) MS Exchange
17 14 (16.28%) SLA
18 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
19 10 (11.63%) CRM
19 10 (11.63%) SQL Server
19 10 (11.63%) Finance
20 9 (10.47%) VMware
21 8 (9.30%) Banking
21 8 (9.30%) .NET

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 44 (51.16%) SharePoint
2 36 (41.86%) Lync
3 29 (33.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (25.58%) SharePoint Server
5 14 (16.28%) MS Exchange
6 7 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (3.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (3.49%) SAS
8 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (29.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 27 (31.40%) Office 365
2 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (27.91%) Unified Communications
2 3 (3.49%) DNS
2 3 (3.49%) VoIP
2 3 (3.49%) DHCP
3 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.33%) VPN
3 2 (2.33%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.33%) Network Security
3 2 (2.33%) WAN
3 2 (2.33%) LAN
3 2 (2.33%) SAN
3 2 (2.33%) Internet
3 2 (2.33%) MPLS
3 2 (2.33%) OSPF
3 2 (2.33%) BGP
3 2 (2.33%) Firewall
4 1 (1.16%) IMAP
4 1 (1.16%) LDAP
4 1 (1.16%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.33%) OLAP
4 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MSI
1 3 (3.49%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (11.63%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Banking
3 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) .NET
2 3 (3.49%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.33%) jQuery
3 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.33%) CSS
3 2 (2.33%) Web Services
3 2 (2.33%) XSLT
4 1 (1.16%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.65%) Clustering
1 4 (4.65%) PKI
2 2 (2.33%) IPTV
2 2 (2.33%) Statistics
2 2 (2.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (52.33%) Windows
2 32 (37.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.81%) Linux
4 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.65%) AIX
5 4 (4.65%) Solaris
5 4 (4.65%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.63%) CRM
2 5 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (4.65%) ITIL
3 4 (4.65%) Service Delivery
4 3 (3.49%) Incident Management
4 3 (3.49%) DNA
4 3 (3.49%) ETL
4 3 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (3.49%) Business Analytics
4 3 (3.49%) Analytics
5 2 (2.33%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (2.33%) Software Architecture
5 2 (2.33%) Network Design
5 2 (2.33%) Identity Management
5 2 (2.33%) MVC
5 2 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.16%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.16%) Telemarketing
6 1 (1.16%) Business Development
6 1 (1.16%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.81%) SQL
1 5 (5.81%) VBA
1 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.65%) Perl
3 2 (2.33%) VB
3 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (36.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (25.58%) SC Cleared
2 22 (25.58%) Security Cleared
3 17 (19.77%) Degree
4 8 (9.30%) MCSE
5 5 (5.81%) MCITP
6 3 (3.49%) MCP
7 2 (2.33%) MCTS
7 2 (2.33%) MCSA
7 2 (2.33%) CCNP
7 2 (2.33%) CCNA
7 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.28%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (43.02%) Active Directory
2 28 (32.56%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.49%) XenApp
5 3 (3.49%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.33%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.33%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.16%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.16%) MDaemon
Systems Management
1 42 (48.84%) SCCM
2 30 (34.88%) SCOM
3 25 (29.07%) SCVMM
4 22 (25.58%) SCDPM
4 22 (25.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (3.49%) AppDNA
6 2 (2.33%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 86 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.47%) VMware
3 6 (6.98%) Cisco
3 6 (6.98%) Citrix
4 4 (4.65%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle
5 2 (2.33%) HP
5 2 (2.33%) Novell
5 2 (2.33%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.33%) ProCurve
6 1 (1.16%) Polycom
6 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.16%) Symantec
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