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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1090 1067 975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.21% 18.24% 17.94%
As % of the Vendors category 34.99% 34.52% 36.68%
Number of salaries quoted 765 848 833
Average salary £39,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.05% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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
3115 3091 2658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 52.03% 52.83% 48.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2079 2271 2176
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 £65,000
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 20 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 20 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 0 497 £40,000 -11.11% 64
Bracknell -1 144 £36,500 +10.60% 9
Slough -3 82 £35,000 -17.64% 7
Maidenhead -5 66 £52,500 +31.25% 10
Newbury +2 64 £35,000 - 6
Wokingham 0 45 £30,000 +20.00% 2
Windsor -7 32 £31,250 -48.97% 2
Hungerford 0 2 £35,000 +20.68%
Thatcham 0 1 £22,500 -35.71%
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 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 1033 (49.12%) Windows
2 816 (38.80%) MS Excel
3 590 (28.06%) SQL
4 559 (26.58%) Active Directory
5 550 (26.15%) SQL Server
6 505 (24.01%) VMware
7 440 (20.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 381 (18.12%) MS Office
9 378 (17.97%) .NET
10 353 (16.79%) Security Cleared
11 332 (15.79%) C#
12 315 (14.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 314 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 292 (13.88%) Degree
15 285 (13.55%) Finance
16 284 (13.50%) Citrix
17 276 (13.12%) MS Exchange
18 270 (12.84%) SharePoint
19 264 (12.55%) DNS
19 264 (12.55%) SC Cleared
20 259 (12.32%) Hyper-V
21 256 (12.17%) Linux
22 249 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
23 247 (11.75%) ITIL
24 246 (11.70%) HTML
25 228 (10.84%) Oracle
26 225 (10.70%) ASP.NET
26 225 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
27 224 (10.65%) Windows 7
28 222 (10.56%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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
1 276 (13.12%) MS Exchange
2 270 (12.84%) SharePoint
3 196 (9.32%) IIS
4 155 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 124 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 111 (5.28%) Lync
7 93 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 88 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 73 (3.47%) Apache
10 57 (2.71%) SharePoint 2010
11 46 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 43 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
13 30 (1.43%) Live Communications Server
13 30 (1.43%) CMS
14 29 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
15 25 (1.19%) MS Project Server
16 24 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2000
17 20 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
18 18 (0.86%) Lotus Domino
18 18 (0.86%) JBoss
Applications
1 816 (38.80%) MS Excel
2 381 (18.12%) MS Office
3 80 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 72 (3.42%) MS Visio
5 69 (3.28%) MS Project
6 18 (0.86%) OmniGraffle
7 9 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.33%) PowerPivot
8 7 (0.33%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.33%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.048%) InDesign
9 1 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.048%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.048%) Revit
Business Applications
1 73 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.81%) SAP FI
4 17 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
4 17 (0.81%) SAP CO
5 11 (0.52%) SAP FSCM
6 8 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.38%) SiteCatalyst
7 6 (0.29%) Agresso
8 5 (0.24%) Pivotal CRM
8 5 (0.24%) Sage 200
9 4 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.095%) Oracle BRM
10 2 (0.095%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.095%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.048%) Retail-J
11 1 (0.048%) FRx
11 1 (0.048%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 123 (5.85%) Office 365
2 97 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (1.76%) SaaS
4 16 (0.76%) IaaS
5 10 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.33%) PaaS
7 6 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.29%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.19%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.19%) GitHub
9 2 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.095%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 264 (12.55%) DNS
2 196 (9.32%) TCP/IP
3 170 (8.08%) Firewall
4 166 (7.89%) DHCP
5 153 (7.28%) Internet
6 114 (5.42%) VPN
7 96 (4.56%) SAN
8 70 (3.33%) LAN
9 67 (3.19%) WAN
10 39 (1.85%) Broadband
11 38 (1.81%) HTTP
11 38 (1.81%) NAS
12 37 (1.76%) VoIP
13 31 (1.47%) SMTP
14 30 (1.43%) Wireshark
14 30 (1.43%) NetScaler
15 29 (1.38%) SSL
16 28 (1.33%) Wireless
17 27 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
18 26 (1.24%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 550 (26.15%) SQL Server
2 104 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 104 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 76 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 70 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 68 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 64 (3.04%) EDRMS
7 62 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
8 60 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 57 (2.71%) SQL Server 2000
9 57 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 50 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
11 49 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 44 (2.09%) MS Access
13 43 (2.04%) IDOL
14 38 (1.81%) RDBMS
15 37 (1.76%) MySQL
16 26 (1.24%) Big Data
17 19 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
18 14 (0.67%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 98 (4.66%) Visual Studio
2 91 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (1.62%) Subversion
4 28 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 27 (1.28%) Jenkins
6 23 (1.09%) MSI
7 22 (1.05%) Git (software)
8 18 (0.86%) Dreamweaver
9 15 (0.71%) Selenium
10 14 (0.67%) JIRA
11 13 (0.62%) WebLOAD
11 13 (0.62%) AQtime
12 10 (0.48%) MSTest
12 10 (0.48%) Rhino Mocks
12 10 (0.48%) Moq
12 10 (0.48%) NUnit
12 10 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
13 9 (0.43%) ReSharper
13 9 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.19%) StarTeam
General
1 285 (13.55%) Finance
2 202 (9.61%) Telecoms
3 113 (5.37%) Marketing
4 103 (4.90%) Retail
5 63 (3.00%) German Language
6 56 (2.66%) French Language
7 55 (2.62%) Legal
8 36 (1.71%) Advertising
9 22 (1.05%) Back Office
10 18 (0.86%) Banking
10 18 (0.86%) Interactive Media
11 17 (0.81%) Italian Language
11 17 (0.81%) Spanish Language
12 14 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.62%) General Ledger
14 12 (0.57%) Billing
15 11 (0.52%) Automotive
16 10 (0.48%) Electronics
16 10 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 326 (15.50%) Support Engineer
2 323 (15.36%) Developer
3 242 (11.51%) Analyst
4 225 (10.70%) Consultant
5 152 (7.23%) Architect
6 129 (6.13%) Technical Support
7 122 (5.80%) .NET Developer
8 117 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 91 (4.33%) Administrator
10 88 (4.18%) Support Analyst
10 88 (4.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 81 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
12 77 (3.66%) C# Developer
13 71 (3.38%) Project Manager
13 71 (3.38%) Technical Engineer
14 67 (3.19%) Software Developer
15 65 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
16 62 (2.95%) Technical Support Engineer
17 58 (2.76%) Systems Administrator
18 54 (2.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (17.97%) .NET
2 246 (11.70%) HTML
3 225 (10.70%) ASP.NET
4 159 (7.56%) CSS
5 132 (6.28%) jQuery
6 110 (5.23%) Web Services
7 104 (4.95%) XML
8 88 (4.18%) WCF
9 72 (3.42%) .NET Framework
10 66 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 57 (2.71%) Ajax
12 42 (2.00%) WPF
12 42 (2.00%) HTML5
13 41 (1.95%) COM
14 36 (1.71%) JSON
15 35 (1.66%) SOAP
16 29 (1.38%) RESTful
17 25 (1.19%) WinForms
18 24 (1.14%) XSLT
19 23 (1.09%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 216 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (4.56%) Computer Science
3 85 (4.04%) Clustering
4 74 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
5 66 (3.14%) Statistics
5 66 (3.14%) Blackberry
6 60 (2.85%) Management Information System
7 49 (2.33%) User Experience
8 44 (2.09%) Client/Server
8 44 (2.09%) PKI
9 39 (1.85%) Smartphone
9 39 (1.85%) Open Source
10 32 (1.52%) Mathematics
11 28 (1.33%) PMI
12 25 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
13 21 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
14 19 (0.90%) iPhone
15 18 (0.86%) FlexPod
16 16 (0.76%) Celerra
16 16 (0.76%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1033 (49.12%) Windows
2 315 (14.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 314 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 256 (12.17%) Linux
5 224 (10.65%) Windows 7
6 156 (7.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 122 (5.80%) Windows XP
8 119 (5.66%) UNIX
9 95 (4.52%) Windows 8
10 33 (1.57%) Android
10 33 (1.57%) Solaris
11 31 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
13 20 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
14 18 (0.86%) Apple iOS
15 17 (0.81%) Windows Phone 8
15 17 (0.81%) Windows Phone
15 17 (0.81%) Windows 2000
16 16 (0.76%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (11.75%) ITIL
3 167 (7.94%) Project Management
4 155 (7.37%) CRM
5 139 (6.61%) MVC
6 128 (6.09%) Time Management
7 123 (5.85%) Mentoring
8 114 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
9 89 (4.23%) Service Delivery
9 89 (4.23%) Scrum
10 79 (3.76%) Migration
11 78 (3.71%) Service Management
11 78 (3.71%) Incident Management
12 66 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
13 61 (2.90%) PRINCE2
14 57 (2.71%) Web Development
15 56 (2.66%) Systems Analysis
16 52 (2.47%) OO
17 51 (2.43%) Coaching
18 49 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 590 (28.06%) SQL
2 332 (15.79%) C#
3 209 (9.94%) JavaScript
4 127 (6.04%) PowerShell
5 87 (4.14%) T-SQL
6 50 (2.38%) Java
7 49 (2.33%) VB
8 48 (2.28%) C
9 46 (2.19%) PHP
10 45 (2.14%) VB.NET
11 44 (2.09%) C++
12 43 (2.04%) VBScript
13 35 (1.66%) Perl
14 30 (1.43%) Bash Shell
15 20 (0.95%) Python
16 10 (0.48%) VBA
17 9 (0.43%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.43%) Ruby
18 8 (0.38%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 353 (16.79%) Security Cleared
2 292 (13.88%) Degree
3 264 (12.55%) SC Cleared
4 225 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 197 (9.37%) DV Cleared
6 140 (6.66%) MCSE
7 99 (4.71%) MCITP
8 91 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
9 87 (4.14%) MCP
10 81 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 77 (3.66%) CCNA
12 60 (2.85%) MCTS
13 49 (2.33%) CCA
13 49 (2.33%) PMI Certification
14 42 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
15 39 (1.85%) MCSA
16 30 (1.43%) VTSP
17 28 (1.33%) NCDA
17 28 (1.33%) NCIE
18 27 (1.28%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.56%) SLA
2 56 (2.66%) QA
3 30 (1.43%) 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
1 559 (26.58%) Active Directory
2 440 (20.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 259 (12.32%) Hyper-V
4 86 (4.09%) vSphere
5 80 (3.80%) XenApp
6 76 (3.61%) VMware ESX
7 73 (3.47%) XenDesktop
8 53 (2.52%) ISA Server
9 42 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 41 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
11 34 (1.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 32 (1.52%) vCloud
13 26 (1.24%) Terminal Services
14 24 (1.14%) XenServer
15 13 (0.62%) Firmware
16 11 (0.52%) Terminal Server
16 11 (0.52%) Xen
17 10 (0.48%) NFS
18 8 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
19 5 (0.24%) Squid
Systems Management
1 172 (8.18%) SCCM
2 97 (4.61%) NetBackup
3 72 (3.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 70 (3.33%) SCOM
5 41 (1.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 35 (1.66%) WSUS
7 32 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
8 16 (0.76%) Backup Exec
8 16 (0.76%) Netcool
9 15 (0.71%) Zenoss
10 14 (0.67%) SCVMM
10 14 (0.67%) Unicenter
11 12 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 11 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 11 (0.52%) SCOrch
12 11 (0.52%) XenMobile
13 9 (0.43%) ARCserve
14 8 (0.38%) SCSM
14 8 (0.38%) Windows Intune
15 7 (0.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 505 (24.01%) VMware
2 284 (13.50%) Citrix
3 228 (10.84%) Oracle
4 222 (10.56%) Cisco
5 180 (8.56%) HP
6 113 (5.37%) EMC
7 83 (3.95%) Fujitsu
8 76 (3.61%) IBM
9 75 (3.57%) Veritas
10 61 (2.90%) NetApp
11 59 (2.81%) Red Hat
12 58 (2.76%) Meridio
13 56 (2.66%) SAP
14 45 (2.14%) Dell
15 35 (1.66%) Symantec
15 35 (1.66%) McAfee
16 33 (1.57%) Adobe
17 30 (1.43%) Sophos
18 26 (1.24%) Sun
19 25 (1.19%) Veeam
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