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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 888 848 907
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 29 35 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.032% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.033% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 20 30 13
Average salary £44,600 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.80% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £30,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £55,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Microsoft Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Specialist
Top 21 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
England -55 22 £43,550 -12.90% 4
South East -10 9 £47,500 -7.31%
London -48 8 £42,500 -10.52%
Scotland -11 4 £45,000 -
City of London -15 4 £42,500 -22.72%
Cardiff +8 3 - -
Middlesex +7 3 £57,500 -17.85%
South Wales +6 3 - -
Wales +1 3 - -
Edinburgh -19 3 £45,000 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £42,500 -
Berkshire -2 2 - -
West Yorkshire -34 2 £44,600 +11.50% 2
Yorkshire -41 2 £44,600 +11.50% 2
Halifax - 2 £44,600 - 2
West Midlands +5 1 £44,600 - 2
Birmingham +3 1 £44,600 - 1
Brighton - 1 £47,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £45,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £47,500 -

Microsoft Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 56 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (55.36%) MS Excel
3 19 (33.93%) .NET
4 18 (32.14%) SharePoint
5 14 (25.00%) Windows
6 13 (23.21%) Finance
7 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (19.64%) MCSE
8 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
8 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (19.64%) Lync
9 10 (17.86%) Hitachi
9 10 (17.86%) Visual Studio
9 10 (17.86%) SQL
9 10 (17.86%) CRM
9 10 (17.86%) ISTQB
9 10 (17.86%) QA
9 10 (17.86%) Load Testing
10 9 (16.07%) MS Exchange
11 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
11 8 (14.29%) SCCM
11 8 (14.29%) Hyper-V
12 7 (12.50%) PowerShell
12 7 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
12 7 (12.50%) MCITP
12 7 (12.50%) PKI
12 7 (12.50%) VMware
12 7 (12.50%) Cisco
13 6 (10.71%) MCSA
13 6 (10.71%) MCP

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (32.14%) SharePoint
2 11 (19.64%) Lync
3 9 (16.07%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.14%) IIS
5 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (5.36%) SAS
6 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 31 (55.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (5.36%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Wireshark
2 3 (5.36%) VoIP
3 2 (3.57%) SAN
3 2 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (3.57%) NAS
4 1 (1.79%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.79%) 3G
4 1 (1.79%) DHCP
4 1 (1.79%) VPN
4 1 (1.79%) DNS
4 1 (1.79%) ADSL
4 1 (1.79%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.14%) OLAP
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.79%) QlikView
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.79%) ProClarity
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.36%) MSI
2 3 (5.36%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (23.21%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.93%) Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.36%) Retail
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) Web Services
2 4 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.36%) jQuery
3 3 (5.36%) Application Packaging
3 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.36%) CSS
3 3 (5.36%) XSLT
4 1 (1.79%) MDX
4 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) PKI
2 4 (7.14%) Clustering
2 4 (7.14%) IPTV
3 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.57%) Statistics
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.36%) UNIX
5 2 (3.57%) Linux
5 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.79%) AIX
6 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (17.86%) CRM
2 10 (17.86%) Load Testing
3 4 (7.14%) ETL
3 4 (7.14%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (5.36%) Business Analytics
4 3 (5.36%) Analytics
4 3 (5.36%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.36%) MVC
4 3 (5.36%) Migration
4 3 (5.36%) Logistics
4 3 (5.36%) DNA
5 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.57%) Project Management
5 2 (3.57%) ITIL
5 2 (3.57%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.57%) Change Management
5 2 (3.57%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) SQL
2 7 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.93%) VBA
4 4 (7.14%) C#
4 4 (7.14%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.36%) VB
6 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.79%) Perl
7 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) MCSE
1 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (17.86%) ISTQB
3 7 (12.50%) MCITP
4 6 (10.71%) MCSA
4 6 (10.71%) MCP
5 4 (7.14%) Degree
5 4 (7.14%) MCTS
6 1 (1.79%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.86%) QA
2 5 (8.93%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 8 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (5.36%) XenApp
3 3 (5.36%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.57%) VMware Server
4 2 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (5.36%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.79%) SCOM
3 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 56 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.86%) Hitachi
3 7 (12.50%) VMware
3 7 (12.50%) Cisco
4 5 (8.93%) Citrix
5 4 (7.14%) Oracle
6 2 (3.57%) Novell
6 2 (3.57%) Brocade
7 1 (1.79%) Proofpoint
7 1 (1.79%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.79%) Sybase
7 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.79%) Symantec
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