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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 881 892 855
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 21 46 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.039% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.041% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 18 31 26
Average salary £40,500 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,075 £40,160 £38,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £46,500 £41,747
% change year-on-year
-13.97% +11.38%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 3 July 2015 within the UK.

Microsoft Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Specialist
Top 16 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 3 July 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 -1 20 £40,500 -12.90% 5
South East +10 7 £47,500 - 1
East of England +12 6 £38,500 -14.44%
Cambridge - 6 £38,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £38,500 -
Surrey - 6 £47,500 -
Leeds +6 3 £40,000 -13.97% 2
West Yorkshire -9 3 £40,000 -13.97% 2
Yorkshire -12 3 £40,000 -13.97% 2
Manchester -1 2 £26,750 -42.47% 1
North West -7 2 £26,750 -42.47% 2
London +18 1 £45,000 -3.22%
Edinburgh +6 1 - -
Scotland +2 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - -

Microsoft Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 51 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (54.90%) MS Excel
3 22 (43.14%) SQL
4 21 (41.18%) Windows
5 13 (25.49%) MS Exchange
5 13 (25.49%) Lync
6 12 (23.53%) SCCM
7 11 (21.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (21.57%) SAN
7 11 (21.57%) SharePoint
8 10 (19.61%) C#
9 9 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (17.65%) Office 365
10 8 (15.69%) Finance
10 8 (15.69%) VMware
10 8 (15.69%) MCP
10 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
11 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (13.73%) OO
11 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
11 7 (13.73%) Degree
11 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
12 6 (11.76%) Computer Science
12 6 (11.76%) .NET
12 6 (11.76%) HP
12 6 (11.76%) Software Licensing
12 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
13 5 (9.80%) ITIL
13 5 (9.80%) MCSE

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 13 (25.49%) MS Exchange
1 13 (25.49%) Lync
2 11 (21.57%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.88%) IIS
5 2 (3.92%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 28 (54.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) SAN
2 4 (7.84%) NAS
3 2 (3.92%) H.323
3 2 (3.92%) Network Security
3 2 (3.92%) ISDN
4 1 (1.96%) SMTP
4 1 (1.96%) DHCP
4 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.96%) VPN
4 1 (1.96%) DNS
4 1 (1.96%) S/MIME
4 1 (1.96%) Internet
4 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.96%) Advertising
2 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.96%) CSS
2 1 (1.96%) XML
2 1 (1.96%) XSD
2 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.96%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.96%) WCF
2 1 (1.96%) HTML5
2 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Computer Science
1 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 21 (41.18%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (13.73%) OO
3 6 (11.76%) Software Licensing
4 5 (9.80%) ITIL
4 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.88%) SDLC
5 3 (5.88%) Investment Management
6 2 (3.92%) Migration
6 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.92%) CRM
7 1 (1.96%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.96%) ERP
7 1 (1.96%) Project Management
7 1 (1.96%) Change Management
7 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.96%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (1.96%) Workflow
7 1 (1.96%) Logistics
7 1 (1.96%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (43.14%) SQL
2 10 (19.61%) C#
3 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.96%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) MCP
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (13.73%) Degree
3 5 (9.80%) MCSE
4 4 (7.84%) MCSA
5 2 (3.92%) CCNA
5 2 (3.92%) ISEB
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.96%) XenApp
3 1 (1.96%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (23.53%) SCCM
2 5 (9.80%) SCOM
3 4 (7.84%) SCVMM
3 4 (7.84%) SCOrch
3 4 (7.84%) SCSM
4 1 (1.96%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) VMware
3 6 (11.76%) HP
4 4 (7.84%) SAP
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco
6 2 (3.92%) Lotus
7 1 (1.96%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.96%) Symantec
7 1 (1.96%) Remedy
7 1 (1.96%) Sophos
7 1 (1.96%) Clearswift
7 1 (1.96%) Citrix
7 1 (1.96%) Hitachi
7 1 (1.96%) Google
7 1 (1.96%) Postini
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