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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 960 1083 970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.42% 19.78% 18.60%
As % of the Vendors category 33.98% 38.89% 34.37%
Number of salaries quoted 725 882 779
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £65,000 £55,000
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
2825 2785 2822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 51.27% 50.87% 54.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2077 2011 2138
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -1 478 £40,000 -1.23% 65
Slough +2 103 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Bracknell -3 85 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Newbury +2 72 £38,500 +2.66% 5
Maidenhead -12 36 £45,000 -4.25% 6
Windsor +8 27 £50,000 -28.57% 3
Hungerford -3 8 £31,250 -35.89% 4
Wokingham -9 5 £46,750 -15.00% 1
Ascot +5 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Thatcham -5 3 £31,250 +25.00%
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 923 (46.66%) Windows
2 791 (39.99%) MS Excel
3 608 (30.74%) SQL
4 587 (29.68%) SQL Server
5 545 (27.55%) Active Directory
6 429 (21.69%) VMware
7 400 (20.22%) .NET
8 364 (18.40%) MS Office
9 363 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 352 (17.80%) C#
11 291 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 290 (14.66%) Degree
13 283 (14.31%) Security Cleared
14 277 (14.00%) Finance
15 271 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
16 261 (13.20%) HP
17 249 (12.59%) ASP.NET
18 247 (12.49%) MS Exchange
19 246 (12.44%) Cisco
20 245 (12.39%) SharePoint
21 242 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
22 238 (12.03%) ITIL
22 238 (12.03%) Microsoft Certification
23 226 (11.43%) Linux
24 225 (11.38%) Citrix
25 223 (11.27%) HTML
25 223 (11.27%) Hyper-V
26 219 (11.07%) TCP/IP
27 217 (10.97%) SC Cleared
28 210 (10.62%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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
1 247 (12.49%) MS Exchange
2 245 (12.39%) SharePoint
3 163 (8.24%) IIS
4 111 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 108 (5.46%) Lync
6 78 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 78 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 76 (3.84%) Apache
8 62 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 49 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 42 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
11 36 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 33 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
13 28 (1.42%) CMS
14 21 (1.06%) MS Project Server
15 19 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
16 18 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2000
16 18 (0.91%) Lotus Domino
17 17 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
18 15 (0.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 791 (39.99%) MS Excel
2 364 (18.40%) MS Office
3 68 (3.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 64 (3.24%) MS Project
5 49 (2.48%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.40%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.25%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.20%) S-PLUS
9 4 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.15%) SPSS
11 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.10%) Mingle
12 1 (0.051%) Revit
12 1 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.051%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 33 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.40%) SiteCatalyst
5 7 (0.35%) Agresso
5 7 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.10%) assyst
9 2 (0.10%) SAP FSCM
9 2 (0.10%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle BRM
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.051%) SAP GRC
10 1 (0.051%) Magento
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.051%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 76 (3.84%) Office 365
2 64 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.33%) SaaS
4 17 (0.86%) PaaS
5 15 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.46%) IaaS
7 2 (0.10%) Yammer
7 2 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.051%) Force.com
8 1 (0.051%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 219 (11.07%) TCP/IP
2 199 (10.06%) DNS
3 162 (8.19%) Firewall
4 141 (7.13%) DHCP
5 129 (6.52%) SAN
6 103 (5.21%) Internet
7 101 (5.11%) VPN
8 86 (4.35%) LAN
9 79 (3.99%) WAN
10 57 (2.88%) VoIP
11 45 (2.28%) HTTP
12 44 (2.22%) Wireless
13 35 (1.77%) iSCSI
13 35 (1.77%) NAS
14 30 (1.52%) Ethernet
15 27 (1.37%) Wireshark
16 25 (1.26%) MPLS
16 25 (1.26%) SSL
16 25 (1.26%) Unified Communications
17 24 (1.21%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 587 (29.68%) SQL Server
2 102 (5.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 95 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 94 (4.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 88 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
6 71 (3.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 66 (3.34%) SQL Server 2005
8 61 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 61 (3.08%) Relational Database
9 50 (2.53%) NoSQL
10 49 (2.48%) MS Access
11 45 (2.28%) MySQL
12 44 (2.22%) EDRMS
13 42 (2.12%) MongoDB
14 35 (1.77%) IDOL
15 33 (1.67%) Oracle Database
16 28 (1.42%) RDBMS
17 25 (1.26%) Big Data
18 23 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
19 20 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 96 (4.85%) Visual Studio
2 62 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (1.16%) Selenium
4 17 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
5 13 (0.66%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 11 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (0.46%) Subversion
7 9 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (0.40%) MSI
8 8 (0.40%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (0.35%) JIRA
10 6 (0.30%) StarTeam
10 6 (0.30%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.20%) PeopleTools
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.15%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.15%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.15%) MSBuild
General
1 277 (14.00%) Finance
2 171 (8.65%) Telecoms
3 97 (4.90%) Retail
4 92 (4.65%) Marketing
5 34 (1.72%) Legal
6 26 (1.31%) French Language
7 24 (1.21%) German Language
8 23 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 18 (0.91%) Advertising
9 18 (0.91%) Banking
10 16 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (0.76%) Back Office
12 10 (0.51%) Local Government
13 8 (0.40%) Law
14 7 (0.35%) Electronics
14 7 (0.35%) Billing
15 6 (0.30%) Games
16 5 (0.25%) Automotive
16 5 (0.25%) Italian Language
16 5 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 346 (17.49%) Developer
2 310 (15.67%) Support Engineer
3 227 (11.48%) Analyst
4 190 (9.61%) Consultant
5 136 (6.88%) Architect
6 116 (5.86%) .NET Developer
7 113 (5.71%) Technical Support
8 96 (4.85%) C# Developer
9 89 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
10 83 (4.20%) Software Developer
10 83 (4.20%) Web Developer
11 80 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
12 72 (3.64%) Administrator
13 71 (3.59%) Project Manager
13 71 (3.59%) Support Analyst
14 70 (3.54%) Junior
15 67 (3.39%) Software Engineer
15 67 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
16 63 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 61 (3.08%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 400 (20.22%) .NET
2 249 (12.59%) ASP.NET
3 223 (11.27%) HTML
4 165 (8.34%) CSS
5 125 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 119 (6.02%) Web Services
7 118 (5.97%) XML
8 109 (5.51%) jQuery
9 85 (4.30%) WCF
10 74 (3.74%) WPF
11 66 (3.34%) Ajax
12 65 (3.29%) .NET Framework
13 57 (2.88%) JSON
14 51 (2.58%) HTML5
15 50 (2.53%) SOAP
16 38 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
16 38 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (1.47%) AngularJS
18 28 (1.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 27 (1.37%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 183 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (4.20%) Computer Science
3 74 (3.74%) Clustering
4 61 (3.08%) Blackberry
4 61 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 46 (2.33%) Statistics
5 46 (2.33%) Open Source
6 43 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 28 (1.42%) Social Media
8 27 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (1.26%) Mathematics
10 24 (1.21%) PMI
11 22 (1.11%) Client/Server
12 17 (0.86%) User Experience
13 16 (0.81%) Visualisation
13 16 (0.81%) PKI
14 14 (0.71%) Replication
15 12 (0.61%) iPhone
15 12 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
16 11 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 923 (46.66%) Windows
2 291 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 271 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 226 (11.43%) Linux
5 210 (10.62%) Windows 7
6 140 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 116 (5.86%) Windows XP
8 83 (4.20%) UNIX
9 80 (4.04%) Windows 8
10 39 (1.97%) Solaris
11 34 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
12 33 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (1.42%) Android
14 24 (1.21%) Windows 2000
15 23 (1.16%) CentOS
16 21 (1.06%) Apple iOS
17 20 (1.01%) Windows Vista
18 11 (0.56%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.56%) AIX
19 8 (0.40%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (12.03%) ITIL
3 179 (9.05%) Project Management
4 175 (8.85%) MVC
5 163 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
6 137 (6.93%) Migration
7 101 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 91 (4.60%) Software Engineering
9 89 (4.50%) Scrum
10 84 (4.25%) PRINCE2
10 84 (4.25%) OO
11 83 (4.20%) Mentoring
12 82 (4.15%) Web Development
13 79 (3.99%) Time Management
14 72 (3.64%) Incident Management
15 68 (3.44%) Service Delivery
16 65 (3.29%) CRM
17 60 (3.03%) Coaching
18 57 (2.88%) Service Management
19 54 (2.73%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 608 (30.74%) SQL
2 352 (17.80%) C#
3 199 (10.06%) JavaScript
4 145 (7.33%) PowerShell
5 78 (3.94%) T-SQL
6 47 (2.38%) Java
7 43 (2.17%) VBScript
8 42 (2.12%) PHP
9 38 (1.92%) VB.NET
10 37 (1.87%) C++
11 35 (1.77%) Perl
12 29 (1.47%) VB
13 24 (1.21%) C
14 21 (1.06%) Python
15 20 (1.01%) Bash Shell
16 16 (0.81%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.40%) VBA
18 5 (0.25%) TypeScript
19 4 (0.20%) Lua
20 3 (0.15%) X++
Qualifications
1 290 (14.66%) Degree
2 283 (14.31%) Security Cleared
3 238 (12.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 217 (10.97%) SC Cleared
5 178 (9.00%) DV Cleared
6 152 (7.68%) MCSE
7 105 (5.31%) MCP
8 89 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
9 78 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 70 (3.54%) CCNA
11 69 (3.49%) MCITP
12 46 (2.33%) PMI Certification
13 40 (2.02%) Citrix Certification
13 40 (2.02%) MCSA
14 37 (1.87%) CCA
15 36 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
16 34 (1.72%) MCTS
17 32 (1.62%) VCP4
18 31 (1.57%) ISTQB
18 31 (1.57%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.75%) QA
2 77 (3.89%) SLA
3 20 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.15%) COBIT
8 2 (0.10%) GAMP
8 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.051%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.051%) GPG13
9 1 (0.051%) PMBOK
System Software
1 545 (27.55%) Active Directory
2 363 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 223 (11.27%) Hyper-V
4 71 (3.59%) vSphere
5 60 (3.03%) XenApp
6 54 (2.73%) ISA Server
7 52 (2.63%) VMware ESX
8 48 (2.43%) XenDesktop
9 31 (1.57%) Terminal Services
10 30 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 24 (1.21%) XenServer
12 21 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (0.96%) vCloud
14 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 12 (0.61%) Firmware
16 7 (0.35%) KVM
17 6 (0.30%) Terminal Server
17 6 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
18 5 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
19 4 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 183 (9.25%) SCCM
2 83 (4.20%) SCOM
3 82 (4.15%) NetBackup
4 68 (3.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 64 (3.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 42 (2.12%) WSUS
7 23 (1.16%) Backup Exec
8 21 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
9 16 (0.81%) EdgeSight
10 15 (0.76%) SCVMM
11 12 (0.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 12 (0.61%) Plesk
11 12 (0.61%) Netcool
11 12 (0.61%) Unicenter
11 12 (0.61%) cPanel
11 12 (0.61%) Webmin
12 10 (0.51%) SCOrch
12 10 (0.51%) ARCserve
13 9 (0.46%) XenMobile
14 8 (0.40%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 429 (21.69%) VMware
2 261 (13.20%) HP
3 246 (12.44%) Cisco
4 225 (11.38%) Citrix
5 210 (10.62%) Oracle
6 72 (3.64%) EMC
7 69 (3.49%) Veritas
7 69 (3.49%) Symantec
8 67 (3.39%) Red Hat
9 58 (2.93%) IBM
10 54 (2.73%) Fujitsu
11 52 (2.63%) McAfee
12 49 (2.48%) Meridio
12 49 (2.48%) Juniper
13 45 (2.28%) NetApp
14 44 (2.22%) Sophos
15 35 (1.77%) SAP
16 32 (1.62%) CheckPoint
17 31 (1.57%) Dell
18 26 (1.31%) Sybase
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 5 % Pension, Health, Life Ass
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Salary: From £1 to £99,999 per annum
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Salary: From £1 to £99,999 per annum
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £1 to £99,999 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Hudson IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
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