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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1051 1121 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.78% 18.76% 17.98%
As % of the Vendors category 34.00% 35.66% 36.62%
Number of salaries quoted 737 904 812
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,700 £62,500 £57,500
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
3091 3144 2630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 52.29% 52.61% 49.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2067 2358 2126
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +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 31 October 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 31 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
(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 0 504 £40,000 -5.88% 47
Bracknell -4 141 £36,500 +10.60% 12
Slough -5 77 £35,000 -17.64% 10
Maidenhead +6 62 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Newbury +6 61 £34,000 -1.44% 6
Wokingham +2 38 £30,250 -21.93% 4
Windsor -5 31 £35,000 -41.66% 4
Hungerford - 2 £35,000 -
Thatcham -2 1 £22,500 -15.09%
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 1056 (49.62%) Windows
2 814 (38.25%) MS Excel
3 615 (28.90%) SQL
4 574 (26.97%) Active Directory
5 554 (26.03%) SQL Server
6 512 (24.06%) VMware
7 444 (20.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 389 (18.28%) .NET
9 384 (18.05%) MS Office
10 365 (17.15%) Security Cleared
11 339 (15.93%) C#
12 331 (15.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 323 (15.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 292 (13.72%) Finance
15 289 (13.58%) Citrix
16 285 (13.39%) Degree
17 280 (13.16%) MS Exchange
18 273 (12.83%) SharePoint
18 273 (12.83%) SC Cleared
19 267 (12.55%) DNS
20 263 (12.36%) Hyper-V
21 258 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
22 250 (11.75%) Linux
23 246 (11.56%) ITIL
24 236 (11.09%) Windows 7
25 235 (11.04%) Oracle
26 233 (10.95%) HTML
27 230 (10.81%) ASP.NET
28 229 (10.76%) Cisco
29 227 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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
1 280 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 273 (12.83%) SharePoint
3 203 (9.54%) IIS
4 151 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 123 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 112 (5.26%) Lync
7 96 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 88 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 72 (3.38%) Apache
10 59 (2.77%) SharePoint 2010
11 50 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 39 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
13 34 (1.60%) CMS
14 30 (1.41%) Live Communications Server
15 28 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
16 24 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2000
16 24 (1.13%) MS Project Server
17 19 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
17 19 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
18 18 (0.85%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 814 (38.25%) MS Excel
2 384 (18.05%) MS Office
3 75 (3.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 67 (3.15%) MS Visio
4 67 (3.15%) MS Project
5 14 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (0.42%) PowerPivot
6 9 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.33%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.28%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.047%) InDesign
9 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.047%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.047%) Revit
Business Applications
1 67 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.80%) SAP FI
4 17 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
4 17 (0.80%) SAP CO
5 11 (0.52%) SAP FSCM
6 8 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.38%) SiteCatalyst
7 6 (0.28%) Agresso
8 4 (0.19%) Pivotal CRM
9 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.14%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.094%) Oracle BRM
10 2 (0.094%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.094%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.047%) Retail-J
11 1 (0.047%) FRx
11 1 (0.047%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 124 (5.83%) Office 365
2 98 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.64%) SaaS
4 16 (0.75%) IaaS
5 9 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.38%) PaaS
7 4 (0.19%) GitHub
7 4 (0.19%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.14%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.094%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.047%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 267 (12.55%) DNS
2 202 (9.49%) TCP/IP
3 172 (8.08%) DHCP
4 164 (7.71%) Firewall
5 143 (6.72%) Internet
6 120 (5.64%) VPN
7 102 (4.79%) SAN
8 65 (3.05%) LAN
9 62 (2.91%) WAN
10 37 (1.74%) NAS
11 32 (1.50%) Wireshark
11 32 (1.50%) VoIP
11 32 (1.50%) Broadband
12 31 (1.46%) HTTP
13 30 (1.41%) NetScaler
14 28 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
15 27 (1.27%) SSL
16 26 (1.22%) SMTP
16 26 (1.22%) iSCSI
17 25 (1.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 554 (26.03%) SQL Server
2 105 (4.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 97 (4.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 75 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 72 (3.38%) Relational Database
6 70 (3.29%) Oracle Database
7 65 (3.05%) EDRMS
8 61 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 61 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
9 58 (2.73%) SQL Server 2000
10 56 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 53 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
12 51 (2.40%) Oracle Database 10g
13 47 (2.21%) MS Access
14 45 (2.11%) IDOL
15 39 (1.83%) RDBMS
16 36 (1.69%) MySQL
17 27 (1.27%) Big Data
18 19 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
19 14 (0.66%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 96 (4.51%) Visual Studio
2 87 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (1.50%) Subversion
4 27 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 25 (1.17%) MSI
5 25 (1.17%) Jenkins
6 21 (0.99%) Git (software)
7 16 (0.75%) Selenium
8 14 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
8 14 (0.66%) Dreamweaver
9 13 (0.61%) WebLOAD
9 13 (0.61%) AQtime
10 12 (0.56%) JIRA
11 9 (0.42%) ReSharper
11 9 (0.42%) NUnit
11 9 (0.42%) MSTest
11 9 (0.42%) Rhino Mocks
11 9 (0.42%) Moq
11 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.28%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 292 (13.72%) Finance
2 202 (9.49%) Telecoms
3 111 (5.22%) Marketing
4 110 (5.17%) Retail
5 58 (2.73%) German Language
6 51 (2.40%) French Language
6 51 (2.40%) Legal
7 32 (1.50%) Advertising
8 21 (0.99%) Back Office
9 19 (0.89%) Banking
10 17 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.70%) Italian Language
11 15 (0.70%) Spanish Language
12 14 (0.66%) Interactive Media
13 12 (0.56%) Billing
13 12 (0.56%) General Ledger
13 12 (0.56%) Automotive
14 10 (0.47%) Electronics
14 10 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 345 (16.21%) Support Engineer
2 330 (15.51%) Developer
3 250 (11.75%) Analyst
4 219 (10.29%) Consultant
5 143 (6.72%) Architect
6 132 (6.20%) Technical Support
7 124 (5.83%) .NET Developer
8 121 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
9 94 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 89 (4.18%) Administrator
11 87 (4.09%) Support Analyst
12 79 (3.71%) 3rd Line Support
13 75 (3.52%) C# Developer
14 74 (3.48%) Software Developer
14 74 (3.48%) Technical Engineer
15 65 (3.05%) Project Manager
15 65 (3.05%) Technical Support Engineer
16 63 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
17 58 (2.73%) Web Developer
18 53 (2.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 389 (18.28%) .NET
2 233 (10.95%) HTML
3 230 (10.81%) ASP.NET
4 157 (7.38%) CSS
5 131 (6.16%) jQuery
6 113 (5.31%) Web Services
7 101 (4.75%) XML
8 82 (3.85%) WCF
9 73 (3.43%) .NET Framework
10 66 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 59 (2.77%) Ajax
12 46 (2.16%) WPF
13 39 (1.83%) HTML5
13 39 (1.83%) COM
14 36 (1.69%) JSON
15 33 (1.55%) SOAP
16 26 (1.22%) WinForms
16 26 (1.22%) RESTful
17 23 (1.08%) XSLT
18 21 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 224 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (4.42%) Computer Science
3 84 (3.95%) Clustering
4 72 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
5 69 (3.24%) Blackberry
6 68 (3.20%) Statistics
7 54 (2.54%) Management Information System
8 45 (2.11%) User Experience
9 44 (2.07%) PKI
10 43 (2.02%) Open Source
11 42 (1.97%) Client/Server
12 33 (1.55%) Smartphone
13 32 (1.50%) Mathematics
14 28 (1.32%) PMI
15 22 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
16 19 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
17 17 (0.80%) iPhone
17 17 (0.80%) FlexPod
18 16 (0.75%) Mobile App
19 15 (0.70%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 1056 (49.62%) Windows
2 331 (15.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 323 (15.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 250 (11.75%) Linux
5 236 (11.09%) Windows 7
6 160 (7.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 130 (6.11%) Windows XP
8 122 (5.73%) UNIX
9 100 (4.70%) Windows 8
10 36 (1.69%) Solaris
11 32 (1.50%) Android
12 31 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
14 21 (0.99%) Apple iOS
15 20 (0.94%) Windows Vista
16 19 (0.89%) Windows 2000
17 18 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
18 17 (0.80%) Windows Phone 8
18 17 (0.80%) Windows Phone
19 8 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (11.56%) ITIL
3 164 (7.71%) Project Management
4 148 (6.95%) CRM
5 146 (6.86%) MVC
6 123 (5.78%) Time Management
7 122 (5.73%) Mentoring
8 116 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
9 93 (4.37%) Service Delivery
10 85 (3.99%) Scrum
11 81 (3.81%) Incident Management
12 79 (3.71%) Migration
13 76 (3.57%) Service Management
14 69 (3.24%) Disaster Recovery
15 58 (2.73%) PRINCE2
15 58 (2.73%) Web Development
16 56 (2.63%) OO
17 54 (2.54%) Systems Analysis
18 53 (2.49%) Coaching
19 49 (2.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 615 (28.90%) SQL
2 339 (15.93%) C#
3 209 (9.82%) JavaScript
4 132 (6.20%) PowerShell
5 83 (3.90%) T-SQL
6 52 (2.44%) Java
7 51 (2.40%) C
7 51 (2.40%) VB
8 49 (2.30%) VBScript
9 46 (2.16%) VB.NET
10 45 (2.11%) C++
11 43 (2.02%) PHP
12 32 (1.50%) Perl
13 27 (1.27%) Bash Shell
14 18 (0.85%) Python
15 11 (0.52%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.47%) VBA
17 7 (0.33%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.33%) Ruby
18 6 (0.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 365 (17.15%) Security Cleared
2 285 (13.39%) Degree
3 273 (12.83%) SC Cleared
4 227 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 208 (9.77%) DV Cleared
6 140 (6.58%) MCSE
7 97 (4.56%) MCITP
8 92 (4.32%) MCP
9 90 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
10 82 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 78 (3.67%) CCNA
12 59 (2.77%) MCTS
13 50 (2.35%) CCA
14 45 (2.11%) PMI Certification
15 43 (2.02%) Citrix Certification
16 42 (1.97%) MCSA
17 31 (1.46%) VTSP
18 27 (1.27%) NCDA
18 27 (1.27%) NCIE
19 24 (1.13%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.42%) SLA
2 55 (2.58%) QA
3 29 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.52%) GAMP
5 4 (0.19%) COBIT
6 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 574 (26.97%) Active Directory
2 444 (20.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 263 (12.36%) Hyper-V
4 85 (3.99%) vSphere
5 78 (3.67%) XenApp
6 76 (3.57%) VMware ESX
7 70 (3.29%) XenDesktop
8 59 (2.77%) ISA Server
9 39 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
10 37 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
11 33 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 31 (1.46%) vCloud
13 28 (1.32%) Terminal Services
14 25 (1.17%) XenServer
15 14 (0.66%) Firmware
16 12 (0.56%) Terminal Server
17 9 (0.42%) Xen
18 8 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
19 6 (0.28%) NFS
20 5 (0.23%) Squid
Systems Management
1 184 (8.65%) SCCM
2 104 (4.89%) NetBackup
3 79 (3.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 78 (3.67%) SCOM
5 48 (2.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 33 (1.55%) WSUS
7 29 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
8 17 (0.80%) Backup Exec
9 16 (0.75%) Netcool
10 15 (0.70%) Zenoss
11 14 (0.66%) Unicenter
12 13 (0.61%) EdgeSight
13 12 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 12 (0.56%) SCVMM
14 11 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 11 (0.52%) XenMobile
15 10 (0.47%) SCOrch
16 8 (0.38%) Windows Intune
16 8 (0.38%) ARCserve
17 7 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 512 (24.06%) VMware
2 289 (13.58%) Citrix
3 235 (11.04%) Oracle
4 229 (10.76%) Cisco
5 193 (9.07%) HP
6 110 (5.17%) EMC
7 88 (4.14%) Fujitsu
8 79 (3.71%) Veritas
9 76 (3.57%) IBM
10 61 (2.87%) NetApp
11 60 (2.82%) Meridio
11 60 (2.82%) Red Hat
12 58 (2.73%) SAP
13 45 (2.11%) Dell
14 39 (1.83%) McAfee
15 37 (1.74%) Symantec
16 32 (1.50%) Sophos
17 29 (1.36%) Sun
18 28 (1.32%) Adobe
19 25 (1.17%) Telerik
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