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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 858 883 883
Rank change year-on-year
+25 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 32 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.017% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.018% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 24 13 8
Average salary £46,500 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.45% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,875 £47,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £61,500 £60,000
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
106438 102688 109004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.55% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 86956 85302 92787
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +35 32 £46,500 -17.33% 4
Yorkshire - 11 £45,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 10 £43,500 - 1
Leeds - 9 £46,500 - 1
London +15 7 £47,500 -13.63% 1
South East -10 5 £48,250 -3.50% 2
West Midlands - 4 £46,500 -
Birmingham - 3 £46,500 -
Manchester -6 2 £46,500 -25.60%
North West -13 2 £46,500 -25.60%
East Midlands - 2 £50,750 -
Reading - 2 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £50,000 -
Oxford +19 1 £46,500 -7.00%
City of London +15 1 £47,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +7 1 £46,500 -7.00%
South Yorkshire - 1 £46,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £43,500 -
South West - 1 £43,500 -
Bingley - 1 £27,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £46,500 -
Bradford - 1 £27,500 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £55,000 -
Kent - 1 £46,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £55,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £46,500 -
Rugby - 1 - -

Microsoft Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 87 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 63 (72.41%) Windows
3 61 (70.11%) Active Directory
4 57 (65.52%) SCCM
5 49 (56.32%) Lync
6 46 (52.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (52.87%) SCOM
7 45 (51.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 44 (50.57%) SharePoint
9 40 (45.98%) Hyper-V
10 39 (44.83%) Office 365
10 39 (44.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 39 (44.83%) SCVMM
11 38 (43.68%) Unified Communications
12 36 (41.38%) SC Cleared
12 36 (41.38%) Security Cleared
12 36 (41.38%) SCDPM
12 36 (41.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 30 (34.48%) SharePoint Server
14 21 (24.14%) MS Exchange
14 21 (24.14%) MCSE
15 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (19.54%) MS Excel
17 15 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (17.24%) Degree
17 15 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
18 12 (13.79%) SLA
19 10 (11.49%) VMware
20 9 (10.34%) PowerShell
21 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (56.32%) Lync
2 44 (50.57%) SharePoint
3 39 (44.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (34.48%) SharePoint Server
5 21 (24.14%) MS Exchange
6 15 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (5.75%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (2.30%) IIS
11 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (19.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (44.83%) Office 365
2 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (43.68%) Unified Communications
2 3 (3.45%) DNS
2 3 (3.45%) DHCP
2 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.30%) IMAP
3 2 (2.30%) Network Security
3 2 (2.30%) VPN
3 2 (2.30%) LAN
3 2 (2.30%) WAN
3 2 (2.30%) POP3
3 2 (2.30%) Firewall
3 2 (2.30%) Internet
3 2 (2.30%) MPLS
3 2 (2.30%) OSPF
3 2 (2.30%) BGP
3 2 (2.30%) SAN
4 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.15%) Wireless
4 1 (1.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (2.30%) Banking
1 2 (2.30%) Back Office
1 2 (2.30%) Finance
2 1 (1.15%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) MAPI
1 2 (2.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.30%) Fat Client
1 2 (2.30%) Thin Client
1 2 (2.30%) Clustering
2 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 63 (72.41%) Windows
2 46 (52.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.45%) Linux
6 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.30%) AIX
6 2 (2.30%) Solaris
6 2 (2.30%) UNIX
7 1 (1.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (6.90%) Network Load Balancing
1 6 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (3.45%) Migration
3 2 (2.30%) Mentoring
3 2 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (2.30%) Network Design
3 2 (2.30%) CRM
3 2 (2.30%) ITIL
3 2 (2.30%) Service Delivery
3 2 (2.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (2.30%) Configuration Management
3 2 (2.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (1.15%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (1.15%) Data Migration
4 1 (1.15%) Change Control
4 1 (1.15%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (1.15%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.30%) Perl
2 2 (2.30%) VBA
3 1 (1.15%) SQL
3 1 (1.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 45 (51.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (41.38%) SC Cleared
2 36 (41.38%) Security Cleared
3 21 (24.14%) MCSE
4 15 (17.24%) Degree
5 3 (3.45%) MCITP
6 2 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.30%) CCNP
6 2 (2.30%) CCNA
6 2 (2.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.79%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 61 (70.11%) Active Directory
2 40 (45.98%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.60%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.30%) MDaemon
5 2 (2.30%) vSphere
5 2 (2.30%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.30%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.15%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 57 (65.52%) SCCM
2 46 (52.87%) SCOM
3 39 (44.83%) SCVMM
4 36 (41.38%) SCDPM
4 36 (41.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.30%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.30%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 87 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.49%) VMware
3 8 (9.20%) Cisco
4 6 (6.90%) Postini
4 6 (6.90%) Google
5 5 (5.75%) HP
6 3 (3.45%) Citrix
7 2 (2.30%) ProCurve
7 2 (2.30%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.30%) Dell
7 2 (2.30%) IBM
7 2 (2.30%) Symantec
7 2 (2.30%) BMC
7 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.15%) Polycom
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