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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 859 848 896
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 43 28 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.026% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.028% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 22 18 4
Average salary £46,500 £55,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.45% +30.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,150 £47,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £57,500 £55,200
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £57,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-19.13% +64.28%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +5 43 £46,500 -15.45% 14
Yorkshire - 18 £46,500 -
West Yorkshire - 17 £46,500 -
Wakefield - 12 - -
South East -8 9 £47,000 -6.00% 3
London -30 6 £48,750 -4.87%
Leeds - 5 £46,500 -
West Midlands -9 4 £46,500 +2.19%
Birmingham -6 3 £46,500 +2.19%
Manchester - 3 £46,500 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £50,000 - 1
Reading - 3 £50,000 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £46,500 -
North West - 3 £46,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +7 2 £46,500 - 1
City of London +4 2 £48,750 -4.87%
Oxford - 2 £46,500 - 1
Rugby - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £46,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £46,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £46,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £55,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £27,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £46,500 -
Northampton - 1 £27,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £46,500 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £55,000 -

Microsoft Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 84 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 58 (69.05%) Windows
3 52 (61.90%) SCCM
4 51 (60.71%) Active Directory
5 49 (58.33%) SharePoint
6 47 (55.95%) Lync
7 40 (47.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (47.62%) SCOM
8 39 (46.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 37 (44.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 36 (42.86%) Unified Communications
11 35 (41.67%) Office 365
12 34 (40.48%) Hyper-V
13 33 (39.29%) SCVMM
14 30 (35.71%) SharePoint Server
14 30 (35.71%) SC Cleared
14 30 (35.71%) Security Cleared
14 30 (35.71%) SCDPM
14 30 (35.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 18 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (21.43%) MS Exchange
16 15 (17.86%) MS Excel
16 15 (17.86%) Degree
17 13 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010
17 13 (15.48%) MCSE
18 12 (14.29%) SLA
19 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2003
20 9 (10.71%) VMware
20 9 (10.71%) PowerShell
21 8 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 49 (58.33%) SharePoint
2 47 (55.95%) Lync
3 39 (46.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (35.71%) SharePoint Server
5 18 (21.43%) MS Exchange
6 13 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (5.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (17.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (41.67%) Office 365
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (42.86%) Unified Communications
2 3 (3.57%) DHCP
2 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.57%) DNS
3 2 (2.38%) SAN
3 2 (2.38%) Internet
3 2 (2.38%) MPLS
3 2 (2.38%) OSPF
3 2 (2.38%) BGP
3 2 (2.38%) Firewall
3 2 (2.38%) VPN
3 2 (2.38%) LAN
3 2 (2.38%) WAN
3 2 (2.38%) POP3
3 2 (2.38%) IMAP
3 2 (2.38%) Network Security
4 1 (1.19%) LDAP
4 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.19%) MSI
2 1 (1.19%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (4.76%) Finance
1 4 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (2.38%) Back Office
3 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.19%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) .NET
2 2 (2.38%) MAPI
3 1 (1.19%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
1 2 (2.38%) Clustering
1 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 58 (69.05%) Windows
2 40 (47.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.95%) Linux
6 4 (4.76%) UNIX
6 4 (4.76%) AIX
6 4 (4.76%) Solaris
6 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.33%) CRM
1 7 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
2 4 (4.76%) ITIL
2 4 (4.76%) Service Delivery
3 3 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (3.57%) Migration
3 3 (3.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (2.38%) Network Design
4 2 (2.38%) Software Architecture
4 2 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (2.38%) Configuration Management
4 2 (2.38%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.19%) DNA
5 1 (1.19%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.19%) Validation
5 1 (1.19%) Change Control
5 1 (1.19%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (1.19%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.19%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.76%) Perl
3 2 (2.38%) VBA
4 1 (1.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (44.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (35.71%) SC Cleared
2 30 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 15 (17.86%) Degree
4 13 (15.48%) MCSE
5 3 (3.57%) MCITP
6 2 (2.38%) MCP
6 2 (2.38%) CCNP
6 2 (2.38%) CCNA
6 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 34 (40.48%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.38%) MDaemon
4 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.19%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.19%) XenApp
5 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (61.90%) SCCM
2 40 (47.62%) SCOM
3 33 (39.29%) SCVMM
4 30 (35.71%) SCDPM
4 30 (35.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.38%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.19%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.71%) VMware
3 6 (7.14%) Cisco
4 4 (4.76%) Google
4 4 (4.76%) Citrix
4 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.76%) Postini
5 2 (2.38%) ProCurve
5 2 (2.38%) Symantec
5 2 (2.38%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.38%) IBM
5 2 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (1.19%) Polycom
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