The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 907 1121 1105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.50% 19.46% 20.78%
As % of the Vendors category 33.05% 39.26% 35.63%
Number of salaries quoted 653 895 897
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2744 2855 3101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.93% 49.55% 58.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2012 2056 2333
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Berkshire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(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
Reading -1 485 £40,000 -9.60% 49
Slough +2 87 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Bracknell 0 84 £42,500 -2.29% 6
Maidenhead -12 46 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Newbury +5 34 £44,000 +8.64% 4
Windsor +7 27 £39,250 -7.64% 3
Hungerford -4 13 £40,000 -17.94%
Wokingham -3 8 £32,500 -40.90% 2
Ascot +5 6 £36,000 -10.00%
Thatcham -2 1 - -
Crowthorne - 1 £75,000 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Microsoft also 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 that cited Microsoft.

1 819 (43.91%) Windows
2 780 (41.82%) MS Excel
3 593 (31.80%) SQL Server
4 561 (30.08%) SQL
5 466 (24.99%) Active Directory
6 382 (20.48%) .NET
7 371 (19.89%) VMware
8 355 (19.03%) C#
9 347 (18.61%) MS Office
10 293 (15.71%) Degree
11 288 (15.44%) VMware Infrastructure
12 286 (15.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 267 (14.32%) ITIL
14 253 (13.57%) HP
15 250 (13.40%) ASP.NET
15 250 (13.40%) HTML
16 246 (13.19%) Security Cleared
17 240 (12.87%) Linux
18 238 (12.76%) Cisco
19 236 (12.65%) Agile Software Development
20 228 (12.23%) JavaScript
21 226 (12.12%) MS Exchange
22 225 (12.06%) Finance
23 223 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
24 218 (11.69%) TCP/IP
25 217 (11.64%) Windows Server 2003
26 214 (11.47%) Hyper-V
27 205 (10.99%) Windows 7
28 201 (10.78%) Oracle
29 197 (10.56%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Microsoft also 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 that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 226 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 195 (10.46%) SharePoint
3 123 (6.60%) IIS
4 116 (6.22%) Lync
5 110 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 56 (3.00%) Apache
7 55 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 42 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 38 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 37 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
11 31 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
12 28 (1.50%) CMS
13 24 (1.29%) Lotus Domino
13 24 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 23 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
15 22 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
16 19 (1.02%) WordPress
17 17 (0.91%) Umbraco
18 16 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
19 14 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 780 (41.82%) MS Excel
2 347 (18.61%) MS Office
3 69 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 62 (3.32%) MS Visio
5 55 (2.95%) MS Project
6 13 (0.70%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.27%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.21%) S-PLUS
8 4 (0.21%) SPSS
8 4 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.21%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.11%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.11%) Mingle
11 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.054%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 24 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.43%) Agresso
3 8 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.11%) assyst
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.054%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.054%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.054%) Magento
7 1 (0.054%) Infor CRM
7 1 (0.054%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.054%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.054%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 72 (3.86%) Office 365
2 64 (3.43%) SaaS
3 50 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.80%) PaaS
6 12 (0.64%) Mimecast
7 8 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.16%) IaaS
9 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.054%) GitHub
10 1 (0.054%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 218 (11.69%) TCP/IP
2 179 (9.60%) DNS
3 172 (9.22%) Firewall
4 136 (7.29%) SAN
5 134 (7.18%) DHCP
6 98 (5.25%) VPN
7 85 (4.56%) Internet
8 82 (4.40%) LAN
9 72 (3.86%) WAN
10 69 (3.70%) VoIP
11 52 (2.79%) Wireless
12 38 (2.04%) NAS
13 37 (1.98%) iSCSI
14 36 (1.93%) HTTP
15 30 (1.61%) Unified Communications
16 27 (1.45%) SSL
17 26 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
18 23 (1.23%) MPLS
19 22 (1.18%) Broadband
19 22 (1.18%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 593 (31.80%) SQL Server
2 115 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 101 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 93 (4.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 87 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
6 73 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 64 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 57 (3.06%) Relational Database
9 51 (2.73%) NoSQL
9 51 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
10 50 (2.68%) MySQL
11 46 (2.47%) MS Access
12 37 (1.98%) MongoDB
13 29 (1.55%) Oracle Database
14 27 (1.45%) RDBMS
15 25 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
15 25 (1.34%) Big Data
16 22 (1.18%) EDRMS
17 18 (0.97%) IDOL
18 17 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 88 (4.72%) Visual Studio
2 61 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (1.45%) Selenium
4 13 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
5 12 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (0.54%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.54%) JIRA
7 8 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (0.38%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.38%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 7 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (0.38%) WebDriver
9 6 (0.32%) Subversion
9 6 (0.32%) MSI
10 4 (0.21%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.21%) PeopleTools
11 3 (0.16%) T4 Templates
11 3 (0.16%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.16%) MSBuild
General
1 225 (12.06%) Finance
2 173 (9.28%) Telecoms
3 105 (5.63%) Marketing
4 82 (4.40%) Retail
5 31 (1.66%) Legal
6 27 (1.45%) Advertising
7 21 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 21 (1.13%) German Language
8 16 (0.86%) Banking
9 15 (0.80%) French Language
10 12 (0.64%) Multimedia
10 12 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.64%) Back Office
11 11 (0.59%) Billing
12 10 (0.54%) Games
13 9 (0.48%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.43%) Publishing
15 5 (0.27%) Local Government
16 4 (0.21%) Interactive Media
16 4 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 355 (19.03%) Developer
2 269 (14.42%) Support Engineer
3 209 (11.21%) Analyst
4 147 (7.88%) Consultant
5 130 (6.97%) Architect
6 120 (6.43%) .NET Developer
7 104 (5.58%) C# Developer
8 97 (5.20%) Technical Support
9 86 (4.61%) C# .NET Developer
10 79 (4.24%) Administrator
11 74 (3.97%) Support Analyst
11 74 (3.97%) Software Developer
12 68 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
13 66 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
14 65 (3.49%) Junior
14 65 (3.49%) Software Engineer
14 65 (3.49%) Technical Engineer
15 64 (3.43%) Web Developer
15 64 (3.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 63 (3.38%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 382 (20.48%) .NET
2 250 (13.40%) HTML
2 250 (13.40%) ASP.NET
3 197 (10.56%) CSS
4 136 (7.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 128 (6.86%) Web Services
6 124 (6.65%) jQuery
7 106 (5.68%) XML
8 87 (4.66%) WCF
9 78 (4.18%) HTML5
10 62 (3.32%) Ajax
11 61 (3.27%) WPF
12 60 (3.22%) .NET Framework
13 55 (2.95%) SOAP
14 54 (2.90%) AngularJS
15 51 (2.73%) JSON
16 41 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
17 40 (2.14%) CSS3
18 36 (1.93%) RabbitMQ
19 34 (1.82%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 169 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (5.09%) Computer Science
3 74 (3.97%) Management Information System
4 58 (3.11%) Clustering
5 46 (2.47%) Open Source
6 44 (2.36%) Blackberry
7 42 (2.25%) Mobile App
8 31 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (1.61%) Social Media
9 30 (1.61%) Statistics
10 23 (1.23%) Mathematics
11 20 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 20 (1.07%) Visualisation
12 18 (0.97%) User Experience
12 18 (0.97%) PMI
12 18 (0.97%) PKI
13 17 (0.91%) Replication
14 15 (0.80%) Performance Metrics
15 13 (0.70%) Fat Client
15 13 (0.70%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 819 (43.91%) Windows
2 286 (15.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 240 (12.87%) Linux
4 217 (11.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 205 (10.99%) Windows 7
6 156 (8.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 116 (6.22%) Windows XP
8 77 (4.13%) Windows 8
9 63 (3.38%) UNIX
10 48 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (1.50%) Windows 2000
12 27 (1.45%) Solaris
13 25 (1.34%) Android
14 23 (1.23%) CentOS
15 19 (1.02%) Apple iOS
16 15 (0.80%) Windows Vista
17 14 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
18 12 (0.64%) Mac OS X
19 10 (0.54%) Ubuntu
20 8 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (14.32%) ITIL
2 236 (12.65%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (9.87%) Business Intelligence
4 176 (9.44%) MVC
5 163 (8.74%) Project Management
6 139 (7.45%) Migration
7 103 (5.52%) Software Engineering
8 92 (4.93%) Scrum
9 87 (4.66%) PRINCE2
10 82 (4.40%) Web Development
11 79 (4.24%) OO
12 74 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
12 74 (3.97%) Time Management
13 68 (3.65%) Mentoring
14 65 (3.49%) Incident Management
15 62 (3.32%) Service Delivery
16 59 (3.16%) CRM
17 58 (3.11%) Service Management
18 54 (2.90%) ETL
19 53 (2.84%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 561 (30.08%) SQL
2 355 (19.03%) C#
3 228 (12.23%) JavaScript
4 129 (6.92%) PowerShell
5 83 (4.45%) T-SQL
6 61 (3.27%) Java
7 50 (2.68%) PHP
8 45 (2.41%) VBScript
9 42 (2.25%) C++
10 38 (2.04%) Perl
11 36 (1.93%) VB.NET
12 34 (1.82%) VB
13 28 (1.50%) Python
14 23 (1.23%) Bash Shell
15 16 (0.86%) C
16 11 (0.59%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.38%) VBA
17 7 (0.38%) TypeScript
17 7 (0.38%) Ruby
18 6 (0.32%) JAQL
Qualifications
1 293 (15.71%) Degree
2 246 (13.19%) Security Cleared
3 223 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 179 (9.60%) SC Cleared
5 142 (7.61%) DV Cleared
6 121 (6.49%) MCSE
7 98 (5.25%) MCP
8 97 (5.20%) Cisco Certification
9 77 (4.13%) CCNA
10 57 (3.06%) MCITP
11 53 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 45 (2.41%) PMI Certification
13 43 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
14 37 (1.98%) MCSA
14 37 (1.98%) ISTQB
15 33 (1.77%) CCNP
16 31 (1.66%) PMP
17 27 (1.45%) ISEB
17 27 (1.45%) CCA
17 27 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (6.17%) QA
2 102 (5.47%) SLA
3 25 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.54%) COBIT
6 9 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.054%) GAMP
9 1 (0.054%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.054%) GPG13
9 1 (0.054%) PMBOK
System Software
1 466 (24.99%) Active Directory
2 288 (15.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (11.47%) Hyper-V
4 61 (3.27%) vSphere
5 49 (2.63%) XenApp
6 42 (2.25%) XenDesktop
6 42 (2.25%) Terminal Services
6 42 (2.25%) VMware ESX
7 37 (1.98%) XenServer
8 33 (1.77%) ISA Server
9 26 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (0.80%) vCloud
12 13 (0.70%) KVM
13 11 (0.59%) Firmware
14 10 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.27%) Terminal Server
16 5 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
17 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 158 (8.47%) SCCM
2 61 (3.27%) SCOM
3 47 (2.52%) WSUS
4 46 (2.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 41 (2.20%) NetBackup
6 38 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 25 (1.34%) Backup Exec
7 25 (1.34%) EMC NetWorker
8 17 (0.91%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 17 (0.91%) EdgeSight
9 13 (0.70%) HP SIM
10 12 (0.64%) Plesk
10 12 (0.64%) cPanel
10 12 (0.64%) Webmin
11 9 (0.48%) SCVMM
11 9 (0.48%) Netcool
12 7 (0.38%) Nagios
12 7 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 6 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
13 6 (0.32%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 371 (19.89%) VMware
2 253 (13.57%) HP
3 238 (12.76%) Cisco
4 201 (10.78%) Oracle
5 165 (8.85%) Citrix
6 83 (4.45%) Red Hat
7 79 (4.24%) Symantec
8 63 (3.38%) Juniper
9 58 (3.11%) Dell
10 55 (2.95%) IBM
11 48 (2.57%) Veritas
12 47 (2.52%) EMC
13 34 (1.82%) NetApp
13 34 (1.82%) McAfee
14 30 (1.61%) CheckPoint
15 28 (1.50%) Meridio
15 28 (1.50%) Veeam
16 26 (1.39%) 3PAR
16 26 (1.39%) Fujitsu
16 26 (1.39%) Sybase
Bracknell, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + v strong Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 18 hours ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£95,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Berkshire
ISL
Salary: £20000.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + 20 days notice, Gym membership
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
JM
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woodley, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Hays IT
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
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Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
JPS Selection
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits package
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Millshill Recruitment Ltd
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