The median annual salary for a Microsoft Specialist was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Specialist
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 917 951
Rank change year-on-year +60 +34  
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 15 7 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.007% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.007% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 16
Median salary £57,500 £44,250 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.94% +14.93%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +3.12% +3.89%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Microsoft Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Microsoft Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Specialist 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.

Salary trend for Microsoft Specialist in the UK

Microsoft Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Specialist over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Specialist in the UK

Microsoft Specialist
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +60 15 £57,500 +29.94% 2
South East +61 7 £41,250 -14.94% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 - -
London +26 4 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Canary Wharf - 4 £65,000 -
East of England - 3 £35,000 -
Berkshire +30 1 £47,500 -2.06% 1
Reading +22 1 £47,500 -2.06% 1
Cambridge - 1 £35,000 -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £35,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £35,000 -
Essex - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Microsoft Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Microsoft Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Microsoft Specialist in the job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (60.71%) Windows
3 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
4 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
5 12 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (35.71%) Office 365
7 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (35.71%) VMware
8 9 (32.14%) SharePoint
8 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (32.14%) PowerShell
8 9 (32.14%) Task Automation
9 8 (28.57%) SCCM
9 8 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (21.43%) WSUS
10 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
10 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (21.43%) Skype
10 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (21.43%) Skype for Business
10 6 (21.43%) Cisco
10 6 (21.43%) SQL
10 6 (21.43%) ITIL
10 6 (21.43%) Clustering
10 6 (21.43%) Firewall
11 5 (17.86%) Patch Management
11 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
11 5 (17.86%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery

Microsoft Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (32.14%) SharePoint
2 6 (21.43%) Skype for Business
3 5 (17.86%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (17.86%) IIS
4 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
6 1 (3.57%) SAP Portal
6 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (3.57%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (3.57%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (35.71%) Office 365
3 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) OneDrive
4 1 (3.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Firewall
1 6 (21.43%) Skype
2 5 (17.86%) DHCP
2 5 (17.86%) DNS
2 5 (17.86%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.57%) VLAN
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) Power BI
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Back Office
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
1 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (10.71%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.57%) LINQ
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) Silverlight
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Clustering
2 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) EPoS
3 1 (3.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Task Automation
2 6 (21.43%) ITIL
3 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
3 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
3 5 (17.86%) Network Load Balancing
3 5 (17.86%) Patch Management
3 5 (17.86%) Performance Management
3 5 (17.86%) Release Management
3 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
3 5 (17.86%) Workflow
4 4 (14.29%) CRM
4 4 (14.29%) SIEM
4 4 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (10.71%) Business Development
5 3 (10.71%) MVC
5 3 (10.71%) Presales
6 1 (3.57%) Case Management
6 1 (3.57%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) PowerShell
2 6 (21.43%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) C#
3 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 4 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (17.86%) MCSE
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 4 (14.29%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) SCCM
2 6 (21.43%) WSUS
3 5 (17.86%) SCOM
4 4 (14.29%) SCOrch
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
6 1 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (35.71%) VMware
3 6 (21.43%) Cisco
4 5 (17.86%) CA
4 5 (17.86%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) EMC
5 2 (7.14%) NetApp
5 2 (7.14%) SAP
5 2 (7.14%) Veritas
6 1 (3.57%) Apple
6 1 (3.57%) arcserve
6 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.57%) CommVault
6 1 (3.57%) Google
6 1 (3.57%) Juniper
6 1 (3.57%) Lotus
6 1 (3.57%) Veeam
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