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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 841 852 888
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 60 35 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.032% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.034% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 39 28 10
Average salary £46,500 £50,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.00% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,100 £39,200 £34,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £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
110403 102451 111873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.23% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90093 84743 95852
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 30 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 30 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 59 £46,500 -7.00% 18
Yorkshire - 20 £46,500 - 4
West Yorkshire - 19 £46,500 - 3
Wakefield - 15 - -
South East -7 12 £47,500 -5.00% 4
North West - 8 £46,500 - 1
London -51 6 £46,500 -2.10% 5
Manchester - 6 £46,500 - 1
East Midlands - 6 £46,500 - 2
West Midlands 0 5 £46,500 +13.42% 1
Berkshire - 5 £47,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £46,500 - 1
Oxford - 5 £46,500 - 1
Reading - 5 £47,500 - 1
Birmingham +1 4 £46,500 -15.45% 1
Nottingham - 4 £46,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £46,500 - 1
Leeds - 3 £46,500 - 3
Hertfordshire -6 2 £45,000 +28.57%
East of England -11 2 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £46,500 -
Slough - 2 £47,500 -
Merseyside - 2 £33,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £46,500 -
Newbury - 2 £47,500 -
Liverpool - 2 £33,500 -
Watford - 2 £45,000 -
Scotland -8 1 £33,000 -17.50%
City of London -15 1 £50,000 -2.43% 3
Edinburgh -20 1 £33,000 -17.50%

Microsoft Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 91 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 50 (54.95%) Windows
3 48 (52.75%) SharePoint
4 47 (51.65%) SCCM
5 42 (46.15%) Active Directory
6 41 (45.05%) Lync
7 36 (39.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 34 (37.36%) SCOM
10 33 (36.26%) Exchange Server 2013
11 32 (35.16%) Hyper-V
12 31 (34.07%) Office 365
13 29 (31.87%) Unified Communications
13 29 (31.87%) SCVMM
14 26 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
14 26 (28.57%) SC Cleared
14 26 (28.57%) Security Cleared
14 26 (28.57%) SCDPM
14 26 (28.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 25 (27.47%) MS Excel
16 17 (18.68%) Degree
17 15 (16.48%) MS Exchange
18 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (15.38%) SLA
19 12 (13.19%) MCSE
20 10 (10.99%) CRM
20 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
20 10 (10.99%) Finance
21 9 (9.89%) VMware
22 8 (8.79%) Banking

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 48 (52.75%) SharePoint
2 41 (45.05%) Lync
3 33 (36.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
5 15 (16.48%) MS Exchange
6 8 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (3.30%) SAS
8 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (2.20%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (27.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 31 (34.07%) Office 365
2 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (31.87%) Unified Communications
2 3 (3.30%) VoIP
2 3 (3.30%) DHCP
2 3 (3.30%) DNS
3 2 (2.20%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.20%) Network Security
3 2 (2.20%) Firewall
3 2 (2.20%) LAN
3 2 (2.20%) Internet
3 2 (2.20%) MPLS
3 2 (2.20%) OSPF
3 2 (2.20%) BGP
3 2 (2.20%) SAN
3 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.20%) VPN
3 2 (2.20%) WAN
4 1 (1.10%) POP3
4 1 (1.10%) LDAP
4 1 (1.10%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.20%) OLAP
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MSI
1 3 (3.30%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (10.99%) Finance
2 8 (8.79%) Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.10%) Back Office
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) .NET
2 3 (3.30%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.20%) jQuery
3 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.20%) CSS
3 2 (2.20%) Web Services
3 2 (2.20%) XSLT
3 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.10%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.40%) PKI
1 4 (4.40%) Clustering
2 2 (2.20%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.20%) Statistics
2 2 (2.20%) IPTV
2 2 (2.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 50 (54.95%) Windows
2 36 (39.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.49%) Linux
6 4 (4.40%) AIX
6 4 (4.40%) Solaris
6 4 (4.40%) UNIX
6 4 (4.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.99%) CRM
2 5 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (4.40%) Service Delivery
3 4 (4.40%) ITIL
3 4 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (3.30%) Business Analytics
4 3 (3.30%) Analytics
4 3 (3.30%) DNA
4 3 (3.30%) ETL
4 3 (3.30%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.20%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.20%) Network Design
5 2 (2.20%) MVC
5 2 (2.20%) Identity Management
5 2 (2.20%) Software Architecture
5 2 (2.20%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (1.10%) Change Control
6 1 (1.10%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (1.10%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.10%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.59%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.49%) VBA
2 5 (5.49%) SQL
3 4 (4.40%) Perl
4 2 (2.20%) VB
4 2 (2.20%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.20%) C#
5 1 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 26 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 17 (18.68%) Degree
4 12 (13.19%) MCSE
5 5 (5.49%) MCITP
6 3 (3.30%) MCP
7 2 (2.20%) MCTS
7 2 (2.20%) MCSA
7 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.20%) CCNP
7 2 (2.20%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 32 (35.16%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.30%) XenApp
5 3 (3.30%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.20%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.10%) MDaemon
7 1 (1.10%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 47 (51.65%) SCCM
2 34 (37.36%) SCOM
3 29 (31.87%) SCVMM
4 26 (28.57%) SCDPM
4 26 (28.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (3.30%) AppDNA
6 2 (2.20%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 91 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.89%) VMware
3 6 (6.59%) Cisco
3 6 (6.59%) Citrix
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle
4 4 (4.40%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.20%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.20%) Novell
5 2 (2.20%) HP
5 2 (2.20%) ProCurve
6 1 (1.10%) Polycom
6 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.10%) Symantec
6 1 (1.10%) Google
6 1 (1.10%) Postini
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent salary and benefits package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38-55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38-55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38-55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38 £55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38-55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38 £55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ortolan Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38-55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Upto £55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Centric Resource
Salary: Competitive + Commission + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 8 days ago
South East England
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + £5k car allowance, Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago