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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1136 1005 1038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.25% 17.89% 18.60%
As % of the Vendors category 37.22% 34.17% 37.24%
Number of salaries quoted 783 806 898
Average salary £38,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
3052 2941 2787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 51.72% 52.34% 49.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2057 2167 2316
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,550 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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
(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 0 497 £40,000 -6.43% 71
Bracknell +3 163 £36,500 -2.66% 10
Slough +4 99 £37,500 -11.76% 13
Newbury +5 78 £34,000 -2.85% 4
Maidenhead -5 66 £50,000 +25.00% 7
Wokingham 0 50 £30,000 +20.00% 5
Windsor -2 28 £30,000 -52.00% 3
Hungerford 0 2 £35,000 - 3
Thatcham +1 1 £22,500 -35.71%
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 1037 (47.59%) Windows
2 869 (39.88%) MS Excel
3 606 (27.81%) SQL
4 588 (26.98%) SQL Server
5 555 (25.47%) Active Directory
6 541 (24.83%) VMware
7 458 (21.02%) VMware Infrastructure
8 398 (18.27%) .NET
9 390 (17.90%) MS Office
10 344 (15.79%) C#
11 335 (15.37%) Security Cleared
12 333 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 307 (14.09%) Degree
14 303 (13.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 297 (13.63%) SharePoint
16 295 (13.54%) MS Exchange
17 291 (13.35%) Citrix
18 288 (13.22%) DNS
19 280 (12.85%) Linux
20 274 (12.57%) Hyper-V
21 271 (12.44%) Finance
22 263 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
23 262 (12.02%) HTML
24 259 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
25 257 (11.79%) ITIL
26 251 (11.52%) SC Cleared
27 241 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
28 232 (10.65%) ASP.NET
29 229 (10.51%) Telecoms
30 225 (10.33%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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
1 297 (13.63%) SharePoint
2 295 (13.54%) MS Exchange
3 197 (9.04%) IIS
4 170 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 131 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2007
6 114 (5.23%) Lync
7 95 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 87 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2013
9 73 (3.35%) Apache
10 64 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
11 47 (2.16%) SharePoint Server
12 42 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 36 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
14 30 (1.38%) Live Communications Server
15 25 (1.15%) CMS
16 24 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
17 22 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2000
18 20 (0.92%) Lotus Domino
19 18 (0.83%) Tomcat
20 17 (0.78%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 869 (39.88%) MS Excel
2 390 (17.90%) MS Office
3 86 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 84 (3.85%) MS Visio
5 57 (2.62%) MS Project
6 24 (1.10%) OmniGraffle
7 11 (0.50%) InfoPath
8 9 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.32%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.28%) PowerPivot
11 4 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.046%) InDesign
12 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.046%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 86 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.78%) SAP FI
4 17 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
4 17 (0.78%) SAP CO
5 12 (0.55%) SiteCatalyst
6 11 (0.50%) SAP FSCM
7 8 (0.37%) Sage 200
7 8 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.28%) Agresso
8 6 (0.28%) Pivotal CRM
9 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.18%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.14%) Exchequer
11 2 (0.092%) Oracle BRM
11 2 (0.092%) SAP GRC
12 1 (0.046%) Sage 1000
12 1 (0.046%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 124 (5.69%) Office 365
2 96 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (1.93%) SaaS
4 15 (0.69%) IaaS
5 12 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.28%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.18%) PaaS
8 4 (0.18%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.18%) GitHub
9 2 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.092%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 288 (13.22%) DNS
2 207 (9.50%) TCP/IP
3 199 (9.13%) Firewall
4 180 (8.26%) DHCP
5 165 (7.57%) Internet
6 116 (5.32%) VPN
7 100 (4.59%) SAN
8 70 (3.21%) LAN
9 66 (3.03%) WAN
10 46 (2.11%) Broadband
11 44 (2.02%) VoIP
12 40 (1.84%) HTTP
13 39 (1.79%) Wireless
13 39 (1.79%) NAS
14 38 (1.74%) LDAP
15 37 (1.70%) SMTP
16 33 (1.51%) FTP
16 33 (1.51%) SSL
17 30 (1.38%) VLAN
17 30 (1.38%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 588 (26.98%) SQL Server
2 119 (5.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 114 (5.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 94 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 82 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 81 (3.72%) Relational Database
7 78 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
8 65 (2.98%) Oracle Database
9 62 (2.85%) EDRMS
10 61 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 51 (2.34%) SQL Server 2000
12 49 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 47 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
14 44 (2.02%) MS Access
15 43 (1.97%) IDOL
16 40 (1.84%) MySQL
17 39 (1.79%) RDBMS
18 23 (1.06%) Big Data
19 17 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
20 15 (0.69%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 117 (5.37%) Visual Studio
2 101 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (1.65%) Subversion
4 30 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 28 (1.28%) Jenkins
6 24 (1.10%) Dreamweaver
7 22 (1.01%) MSI
7 22 (1.01%) Git (software)
8 17 (0.78%) JIRA
8 17 (0.78%) Selenium
9 13 (0.60%) WebLOAD
9 13 (0.60%) AQtime
10 12 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (0.46%) MSTest
11 10 (0.46%) Rhino Mocks
11 10 (0.46%) Moq
11 10 (0.46%) NUnit
12 9 (0.41%) ReSharper
13 8 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (0.18%) TestComplete
General
1 271 (12.44%) Finance
2 229 (10.51%) Telecoms
3 118 (5.42%) Marketing
4 88 (4.04%) Retail
5 66 (3.03%) German Language
6 56 (2.57%) Legal
7 55 (2.52%) French Language
8 37 (1.70%) Advertising
9 24 (1.10%) Interactive Media
10 22 (1.01%) Back Office
11 18 (0.83%) Spanish Language
12 17 (0.78%) Banking
13 16 (0.73%) Italian Language
14 15 (0.69%) Billing
15 14 (0.64%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.60%) Automotive
16 13 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.60%) General Ledger
17 11 (0.50%) Electronics
18 10 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 329 (15.10%) Developer
2 316 (14.50%) Support Engineer
3 257 (11.79%) Consultant
4 247 (11.34%) Analyst
5 148 (6.79%) Architect
6 123 (5.64%) Technical Support
6 123 (5.64%) .NET Developer
7 107 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
8 104 (4.77%) Administrator
9 101 (4.64%) Support Analyst
10 85 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
11 76 (3.49%) C# Developer
12 75 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 73 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
14 70 (3.21%) Project Manager
14 70 (3.21%) Technical Engineer
15 67 (3.07%) Microsoft Consultant
15 67 (3.07%) C# .NET Developer
16 62 (2.85%) Technical Support Engineer
17 59 (2.71%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 398 (18.27%) .NET
2 262 (12.02%) HTML
3 232 (10.65%) ASP.NET
4 164 (7.53%) CSS
5 138 (6.33%) jQuery
6 127 (5.83%) Web Services
7 121 (5.55%) XML
8 94 (4.31%) WCF
9 77 (3.53%) .NET Framework
10 66 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
11 62 (2.85%) Ajax
12 48 (2.20%) COM
13 42 (1.93%) HTML5
14 39 (1.79%) WPF
15 33 (1.51%) RESTful
16 32 (1.47%) SOAP
17 30 (1.38%) XSLT
17 30 (1.38%) LINQ
18 28 (1.28%) JSON
19 23 (1.06%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 241 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (4.45%) Computer Science
3 85 (3.90%) Clustering
4 75 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
5 66 (3.03%) Statistics
5 66 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 61 (2.80%) Blackberry
7 54 (2.48%) User Experience
8 45 (2.07%) PKI
9 44 (2.02%) Smartphone
9 44 (2.02%) Client/Server
10 36 (1.65%) Open Source
11 33 (1.51%) Mathematics
12 27 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
12 27 (1.24%) PMI
13 23 (1.06%) Replication
14 20 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
15 19 (0.87%) Celerra
16 18 (0.83%) iPhone
17 17 (0.78%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1037 (47.59%) Windows
2 333 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 303 (13.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 280 (12.85%) Linux
5 209 (9.59%) Windows 7
6 158 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 120 (5.51%) Windows XP
8 119 (5.46%) UNIX
9 92 (4.22%) Windows 8
10 35 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (1.51%) Android
12 32 (1.47%) Solaris
13 23 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
14 19 (0.87%) Windows 2000
14 19 (0.87%) Windows Phone
15 17 (0.78%) Windows Phone 8
15 17 (0.78%) Windows Vista
16 16 (0.73%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.37%) Debian
18 7 (0.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (11.79%) ITIL
3 174 (7.99%) CRM
4 150 (6.88%) Project Management
5 147 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
6 142 (6.52%) Time Management
7 133 (6.10%) MVC
8 124 (5.69%) Mentoring
9 97 (4.45%) Scrum
10 93 (4.27%) Service Delivery
11 87 (3.99%) Service Management
12 86 (3.95%) Migration
13 82 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
14 81 (3.72%) Incident Management
15 64 (2.94%) Systems Analysis
16 63 (2.89%) Web Development
16 63 (2.89%) PRINCE2
17 56 (2.57%) E-Commerce
17 56 (2.57%) OO
18 53 (2.43%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 606 (27.81%) SQL
2 344 (15.79%) C#
3 208 (9.55%) JavaScript
4 136 (6.24%) PowerShell
5 111 (5.09%) T-SQL
6 52 (2.39%) VB.NET
6 52 (2.39%) Java
7 49 (2.25%) C
8 48 (2.20%) PHP
8 48 (2.20%) VB
9 45 (2.07%) C++
10 43 (1.97%) Perl
11 40 (1.84%) VBScript
12 36 (1.65%) Bash Shell
13 26 (1.19%) Python
14 15 (0.69%) VBA
15 11 (0.50%) Ruby
16 10 (0.46%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.32%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 335 (15.37%) Security Cleared
2 307 (14.09%) Degree
3 263 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 251 (11.52%) SC Cleared
5 182 (8.35%) DV Cleared
6 150 (6.88%) MCSE
7 106 (4.86%) MCITP
8 103 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
9 99 (4.54%) MCP
10 86 (3.95%) CCNA
11 76 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 74 (3.40%) MCTS
13 47 (2.16%) MCSA
13 47 (2.16%) PMI Certification
14 43 (1.97%) CCA
15 37 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
15 37 (1.70%) CCNP
16 26 (1.19%) VTSP
16 26 (1.19%) NCDA
16 26 (1.19%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (5.00%) SLA
2 51 (2.34%) QA
3 32 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.46%) GAMP
5 6 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.18%) COBIT
7 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.046%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.046%) GPG13
System Software
1 555 (25.47%) Active Directory
2 458 (21.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 274 (12.57%) Hyper-V
4 92 (4.22%) vSphere
5 86 (3.95%) XenApp
6 77 (3.53%) XenDesktop
7 75 (3.44%) VMware ESX
8 52 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
9 50 (2.29%) ISA Server
10 38 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
11 37 (1.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 34 (1.56%) vCloud
13 21 (0.96%) XenServer
14 20 (0.92%) Terminal Services
15 15 (0.69%) Xen
16 13 (0.60%) Terminal Server
17 10 (0.46%) NFS
18 9 (0.41%) KVM
19 8 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
20 6 (0.28%) Squid
Systems Management
1 159 (7.30%) SCCM
2 90 (4.13%) NetBackup
3 59 (2.71%) SCOM
4 57 (2.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 44 (2.02%) WSUS
6 41 (1.88%) EMC NetWorker
7 22 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 19 (0.87%) SCVMM
9 16 (0.73%) Netcool
10 15 (0.69%) Zenoss
11 14 (0.64%) ARCserve
11 14 (0.64%) Unicenter
11 14 (0.64%) Backup Exec
12 12 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 12 (0.55%) HP SIM
13 11 (0.50%) Legato
13 11 (0.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 9 (0.41%) SCOrch
14 9 (0.41%) XenMobile
15 8 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 541 (24.83%) VMware
2 291 (13.35%) Citrix
3 225 (10.33%) Cisco
4 224 (10.28%) Oracle
5 173 (7.94%) HP
6 122 (5.60%) EMC
7 80 (3.67%) Fujitsu
8 74 (3.40%) Veritas
9 71 (3.26%) IBM
10 65 (2.98%) Red Hat
11 62 (2.85%) NetApp
12 57 (2.62%) SAP
12 57 (2.62%) Meridio
13 53 (2.43%) Adobe
14 45 (2.07%) Dell
15 42 (1.93%) Symantec
16 31 (1.42%) Veeam
17 29 (1.33%) Sun
17 29 (1.33%) Juniper
18 27 (1.24%) WatchGuard
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