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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 813 1019 1087
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.17% 18.67% 20.82%
As % of the Vendors category 32.46% 37.37% 36.35%
Number of salaries quoted 596 790 899
Average salary £41,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,468 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £64,250
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
2505 2727 2990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.81% 49.95% 57.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1851 1936 2340
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -3 413 £37,500 -16.66% 60
Slough +5 89 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Bracknell +3 82 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Maidenhead -12 42 £42,500 -4.49% 11
Newbury 0 36 £52,000 +38.66% 6
Windsor +2 22 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Hungerford - 11 £40,000 - 1
Wokingham -4 8 £32,500 -50.75% 1
Ascot +3 4 £37,000 -7.50%
Thatcham 0 2 - -
Crowthorne - 1 £75,000 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 761 (43.14%) Windows
2 751 (42.57%) MS Excel
3 598 (33.90%) SQL Server
4 537 (30.44%) SQL
5 419 (23.75%) Active Directory
6 374 (21.20%) .NET
7 361 (20.46%) C#
8 339 (19.22%) VMware
9 329 (18.65%) MS Office
10 289 (16.38%) Degree
11 266 (15.08%) ITIL
12 262 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
13 255 (14.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 250 (14.17%) HTML
15 245 (13.89%) Linux
16 241 (13.66%) ASP.NET
17 228 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
18 227 (12.87%) JavaScript
19 224 (12.70%) Cisco
20 218 (12.36%) MS Exchange
21 213 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
22 212 (12.02%) Security Cleared
23 211 (11.96%) HP
24 206 (11.68%) Hyper-V
25 203 (11.51%) TCP/IP
26 201 (11.39%) Finance
27 198 (11.22%) CSS
28 193 (10.94%) Windows 7
29 185 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
30 183 (10.37%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 218 (12.36%) MS Exchange
2 168 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 119 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 115 (6.52%) Lync
5 114 (6.46%) IIS
6 54 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 49 (2.78%) Apache
8 39 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
9 37 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
10 28 (1.59%) CMS
11 27 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
11 27 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 23 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
12 23 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
13 21 (1.19%) Lotus Domino
14 19 (1.08%) WordPress
14 19 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 16 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
16 14 (0.79%) SAS
16 14 (0.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 751 (42.57%) MS Excel
2 329 (18.65%) MS Office
3 65 (3.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 56 (3.17%) MS Visio
5 43 (2.44%) MS Project
6 14 (0.79%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.23%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.23%) S-PLUS
8 4 (0.23%) SPSS
8 4 (0.23%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.17%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.11%) InDesign
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.057%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 23 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.45%) Agresso
4 7 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
5 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.11%) assyst
8 1 (0.057%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.057%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.057%) Magento
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.057%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 73 (4.14%) Office 365
2 72 (4.08%) SaaS
3 51 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.02%) PaaS
6 10 (0.57%) Mimecast
7 8 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.23%) GitHub
9 3 (0.17%) IaaS
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.057%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 203 (11.51%) TCP/IP
2 161 (9.13%) Firewall
3 160 (9.07%) DNS
4 122 (6.92%) DHCP
5 120 (6.80%) SAN
6 90 (5.10%) VPN
6 90 (5.10%) Internet
7 84 (4.76%) LAN
8 75 (4.25%) WAN
9 74 (4.20%) VoIP
10 42 (2.38%) Wireless
11 37 (2.10%) iSCSI
12 35 (1.98%) HTTP
13 34 (1.93%) NAS
14 30 (1.70%) Unified Communications
15 27 (1.53%) SSL
16 23 (1.30%) NetScaler
17 22 (1.25%) MPLS
17 22 (1.25%) Broadband
18 21 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 598 (33.90%) SQL Server
2 115 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 107 (6.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 94 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 78 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
6 71 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 60 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 56 (3.17%) Relational Database
9 55 (3.12%) NoSQL
10 53 (3.00%) MySQL
11 46 (2.61%) MS Access
12 43 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
13 35 (1.98%) MongoDB
14 34 (1.93%) Big Data
15 29 (1.64%) Oracle Database
16 28 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
17 27 (1.53%) RDBMS
18 16 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
19 15 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
20 14 (0.79%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 88 (4.99%) Visual Studio
2 70 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (1.59%) Selenium
4 10 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (0.57%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.51%) Subversion
5 9 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
6 8 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (0.45%) JIRA
7 7 (0.40%) WebDriver
8 5 (0.28%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 5 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
8 5 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.23%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.23%) PeopleTools
9 4 (0.23%) MSI
10 3 (0.17%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.17%) T4 Templates
General
1 201 (11.39%) Finance
2 155 (8.79%) Telecoms
3 103 (5.84%) Marketing
4 69 (3.91%) Retail
5 33 (1.87%) Advertising
6 29 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 25 (1.42%) Legal
8 23 (1.30%) German Language
9 18 (1.02%) French Language
10 16 (0.91%) Multimedia
11 15 (0.85%) Banking
12 14 (0.79%) Spanish Language
13 13 (0.74%) Back Office
14 10 (0.57%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.57%) Billing
15 9 (0.51%) Games
16 7 (0.40%) Publishing
17 6 (0.34%) Law
17 6 (0.34%) Italian Language
18 5 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 362 (20.52%) Developer
2 235 (13.32%) Support Engineer
3 215 (12.19%) Analyst
4 132 (7.48%) Architect
5 131 (7.43%) Consultant
5 131 (7.43%) .NET Developer
6 111 (6.29%) C# Developer
7 89 (5.05%) C# .NET Developer
8 87 (4.93%) Technical Support
9 75 (4.25%) Support Analyst
10 74 (4.20%) Administrator
11 70 (3.97%) Software Developer
12 68 (3.85%) Software Engineer
13 65 (3.68%) Web Developer
13 65 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 63 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 58 (3.29%) ASP.NET Developer
15 58 (3.29%) Technical Engineer
16 57 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
17 55 (3.12%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 374 (21.20%) .NET
2 250 (14.17%) HTML
3 241 (13.66%) ASP.NET
4 198 (11.22%) CSS
5 131 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 130 (7.37%) jQuery
7 127 (7.20%) Web Services
8 113 (6.41%) XML
9 89 (5.05%) WCF
10 74 (4.20%) HTML5
11 62 (3.51%) Ajax
12 60 (3.40%) WPF
12 60 (3.40%) .NET Framework
13 57 (3.23%) AngularJS
14 52 (2.95%) SOAP
15 50 (2.83%) JSON
16 46 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
17 43 (2.44%) MDX
18 40 (2.27%) Entity Framework
18 40 (2.27%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 157 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (5.67%) Computer Science
3 73 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 55 (3.12%) Clustering
5 46 (2.61%) Open Source
6 40 (2.27%) Mobile App
7 35 (1.98%) Blackberry
8 31 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.59%) Social Media
10 25 (1.42%) Mathematics
10 25 (1.42%) Client/Server
11 22 (1.25%) Visualisation
12 21 (1.19%) Statistics
13 18 (1.02%) Replication
14 16 (0.91%) User Experience
15 12 (0.68%) EqualLogic
15 12 (0.68%) PMI
15 12 (0.68%) Blog
16 11 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
16 11 (0.62%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 761 (43.14%) Windows
2 255 (14.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 245 (13.89%) Linux
4 193 (10.94%) Windows 7
5 185 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 150 (8.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 107 (6.07%) Windows XP
8 85 (4.82%) Windows 8
9 58 (3.29%) UNIX
10 57 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (1.53%) CentOS
12 22 (1.25%) Solaris
12 22 (1.25%) Windows 2000
12 22 (1.25%) Android
13 16 (0.91%) Apple iOS
14 13 (0.74%) Windows Vista
14 13 (0.74%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.57%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (15.08%) ITIL
2 228 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
4 174 (9.86%) MVC
5 136 (7.71%) Project Management
6 113 (6.41%) Migration
7 107 (6.07%) Software Engineering
8 94 (5.33%) Scrum
9 76 (4.31%) PRINCE2
9 76 (4.31%) Web Development
10 74 (4.20%) OO
11 69 (3.91%) Time Management
12 68 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
13 60 (3.40%) Service Management
13 60 (3.40%) Mentoring
14 59 (3.34%) CRM
15 58 (3.29%) Incident Management
16 53 (3.00%) Analytics
17 51 (2.89%) Service Delivery
18 48 (2.72%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 537 (30.44%) SQL
2 361 (20.46%) C#
3 227 (12.87%) JavaScript
4 116 (6.58%) PowerShell
5 98 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 66 (3.74%) Java
7 57 (3.23%) PHP
8 44 (2.49%) VB.NET
9 43 (2.44%) C++
10 41 (2.32%) Perl
11 39 (2.21%) VBScript
12 35 (1.98%) VB
13 30 (1.70%) Python
14 23 (1.30%) Bash Shell
15 17 (0.96%) C
16 10 (0.57%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.45%) TypeScript
17 8 (0.45%) VBA
17 8 (0.45%) Ruby
18 6 (0.34%) JAQL
Qualifications
1 289 (16.38%) Degree
2 213 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 212 (12.02%) Security Cleared
4 150 (8.50%) SC Cleared
5 120 (6.80%) MCSE
6 104 (5.90%) DV Cleared
7 100 (5.67%) MCP
8 98 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
9 78 (4.42%) CCNA
10 62 (3.51%) MCITP
11 54 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 44 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
13 38 (2.15%) MCSA
14 37 (2.10%) ISTQB
15 36 (2.04%) PMI Certification
16 30 (1.70%) CCNP
17 28 (1.59%) MCTS
18 26 (1.47%) ISEB
18 26 (1.47%) CCA
18 26 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (6.52%) QA
2 100 (5.67%) SLA
3 21 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.57%) COBIT
6 9 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 419 (23.75%) Active Directory
2 262 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 206 (11.68%) Hyper-V
4 64 (3.63%) vSphere
5 47 (2.66%) XenApp
6 46 (2.61%) VMware ESX
7 39 (2.21%) Terminal Services
8 38 (2.15%) XenDesktop
9 35 (1.98%) XenServer
10 23 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 21 (1.19%) ISA Server
12 20 (1.13%) vCloud
13 13 (0.74%) Firmware
13 13 (0.74%) KVM
14 12 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 9 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
17 4 (0.23%) VirtualBox
18 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 140 (7.94%) SCCM
2 49 (2.78%) WSUS
3 46 (2.61%) SCOM
4 32 (1.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 27 (1.53%) EMC NetWorker
5 27 (1.53%) NetBackup
6 23 (1.30%) Backup Exec
7 22 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 17 (0.96%) HP SIM
9 15 (0.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 15 (0.85%) EdgeSight
10 12 (0.68%) cPanel
10 12 (0.68%) Webmin
10 12 (0.68%) Plesk
11 8 (0.45%) Puppet
11 8 (0.45%) Netcool
12 7 (0.40%) ARCserve
13 6 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
13 6 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 339 (19.22%) VMware
2 224 (12.70%) Cisco
3 211 (11.96%) HP
4 174 (9.86%) Oracle
5 141 (7.99%) Citrix
6 86 (4.88%) Red Hat
7 64 (3.63%) Juniper
7 64 (3.63%) Symantec
8 59 (3.34%) Dell
9 45 (2.55%) IBM
10 38 (2.15%) EMC
11 35 (1.98%) Veritas
12 34 (1.93%) NetApp
13 26 (1.47%) Tableau
13 26 (1.47%) Business Objects
14 25 (1.42%) Veeam
14 25 (1.42%) CheckPoint
14 25 (1.42%) 3PAR
15 24 (1.36%) Lumension
15 24 (1.36%) Sitecore
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hungerford, Berkshire
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
JPS Selection
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Henderson Scott
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 30,000-50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34k - £35k per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + bonus/benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
networx
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS & Equity
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£95,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago