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 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 803 1068 1034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.12% 19.04% 18.65%
As % of the Vendors category 31.58% 38.17% 36.04%
Number of salaries quoted 644 745 864
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,579 £24,050 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
2543 2798 2869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 51.04% 49.88% 51.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1841 1919 2176
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 July 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 31 July 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 -6 309 £40,000 - 57
Slough +4 116 £47,500 +25.00% 12
Bracknell +2 96 £41,000 +2.50% 9
Newbury -4 53 £37,750 +34.82% 11
Maidenhead +4 52 £45,000 - 5
Windsor +10 18 £47,500 +49.60% 4
Wokingham -10 18 £36,000 +20.00% 2
Hungerford - 6 £38,500 - 3
Thatcham -1 1 £20,000 -11.11%
Ascot - 1 £23,000 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 724 (42.29%) MS Excel
2 710 (41.47%) Windows
3 539 (31.48%) SQL Server
4 518 (30.26%) SQL
5 421 (24.59%) Active Directory
6 353 (20.62%) .NET
7 345 (20.15%) C#
7 345 (20.15%) VMware
8 311 (18.17%) ITIL
9 293 (17.11%) MS Office
10 253 (14.78%) HTML
11 251 (14.66%) JavaScript
11 251 (14.66%) Degree
12 241 (14.08%) ASP.NET
13 240 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
14 238 (13.90%) Cisco
15 233 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
16 222 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
17 219 (12.79%) MS Exchange
18 213 (12.44%) Linux
19 210 (12.27%) CSS
20 208 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
21 187 (10.92%) Hyper-V
22 183 (10.69%) HP
23 182 (10.63%) TCP/IP
24 180 (10.51%) Windows Server 2012
25 173 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
26 170 (9.93%) Finance
27 168 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
28 166 (9.70%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 219 (12.79%) MS Exchange
2 153 (8.94%) SharePoint
3 132 (7.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 105 (6.13%) Lync
5 95 (5.55%) IIS
6 61 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 30 (1.75%) CMS
9 29 (1.69%) Apache
10 26 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
11 25 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
12 24 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
13 23 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
14 22 (1.29%) Lotus Domino
15 21 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
16 16 (0.93%) Umbraco
17 15 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
18 14 (0.82%) OpenStack
18 14 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
19 13 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 724 (42.29%) MS Excel
2 293 (17.11%) MS Office
3 65 (3.80%) MS Visio
3 65 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (2.39%) MS Project
5 16 (0.93%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.64%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.23%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.18%) SPSS
9 3 (0.18%) InDesign
10 2 (0.12%) XMetaL
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.12%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.058%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.058%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 40 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.12%) assyst
7 2 (0.12%) Agresso
8 1 (0.058%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.058%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.058%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.058%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.058%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.058%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 95 (5.55%) Office 365
2 74 (4.32%) SaaS
3 61 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.76%) PaaS
6 9 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.53%) Mimecast
7 6 (0.35%) IaaS
8 4 (0.23%) GitHub
8 4 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.23%) SmartFocus
9 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.12%) Yammer
10 1 (0.058%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.058%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 182 (10.63%) TCP/IP
2 147 (8.59%) DNS
3 145 (8.47%) Firewall
4 110 (6.43%) LAN
5 108 (6.31%) DHCP
6 106 (6.19%) WAN
7 99 (5.78%) SAN
8 78 (4.56%) Internet
9 58 (3.39%) VPN
10 57 (3.33%) VoIP
11 39 (2.28%) Unified Communications
12 32 (1.87%) iSCSI
13 26 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (1.34%) HTTP
14 23 (1.34%) Wireless
15 19 (1.11%) NetScaler
16 18 (1.05%) Network Security
17 17 (0.99%) MPLS
18 15 (0.88%) Broadband
18 15 (0.88%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 539 (31.48%) SQL Server
2 143 (8.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 130 (7.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 91 (5.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 82 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 76 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
7 52 (3.04%) Relational Database
8 51 (2.98%) MySQL
9 46 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 42 (2.45%) NoSQL
11 38 (2.22%) Oracle Database
12 36 (2.10%) Big Data
13 32 (1.87%) MS Access
14 26 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
15 21 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
15 21 (1.23%) MongoDB
16 20 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
16 20 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
17 18 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
18 17 (0.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 87 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 81 (4.73%) Visual Studio
3 23 (1.34%) JIRA
4 16 (0.93%) Selenium
5 12 (0.70%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (0.47%) Subversion
8 7 (0.41%) HP UFT
8 7 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.35%) Dreamweaver
10 5 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.29%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.23%) Git (software)
11 4 (0.23%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.18%) T4 Templates
12 3 (0.18%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.18%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 2 (0.12%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
General
1 170 (9.93%) Finance
2 120 (7.01%) Telecoms
3 116 (6.78%) Marketing
4 92 (5.37%) Retail
5 40 (2.34%) Advertising
5 40 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 35 (2.04%) French Language
7 24 (1.40%) German Language
8 23 (1.34%) Italian Language
9 18 (1.05%) Back Office
9 18 (1.05%) Legal
9 18 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.93%) Multimedia
10 16 (0.93%) Spanish Language
10 16 (0.93%) Banking
11 10 (0.58%) Billing
12 7 (0.41%) Law
13 6 (0.35%) Publishing
13 6 (0.35%) Games
13 6 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 359 (20.97%) Developer
2 242 (14.14%) Support Engineer
3 196 (11.45%) Analyst
4 131 (7.65%) .NET Developer
5 126 (7.36%) Architect
6 103 (6.02%) Consultant
7 100 (5.84%) C# Developer
8 84 (4.91%) Technical Support
9 79 (4.61%) Administrator
9 79 (4.61%) C# .NET Developer
10 74 (4.32%) Technical Engineer
11 64 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 62 (3.62%) Software Developer
13 57 (3.33%) Support Analyst
13 57 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
14 55 (3.21%) Project Manager
15 53 (3.10%) Technical Support Engineer
16 52 (3.04%) Senior Developer
16 52 (3.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 50 (2.92%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 353 (20.62%) .NET
2 253 (14.78%) HTML
3 241 (14.08%) ASP.NET
4 210 (12.27%) CSS
5 161 (9.40%) jQuery
6 109 (6.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 101 (5.90%) XML
8 80 (4.67%) Web Services
9 78 (4.56%) HTML5
10 77 (4.50%) WCF
11 65 (3.80%) AngularJS
12 64 (3.74%) .NET Framework
13 63 (3.68%) Ajax
14 61 (3.56%) MDX
15 52 (3.04%) CSS3
16 46 (2.69%) Entity Framework
17 42 (2.45%) SOAP
18 39 (2.28%) ASP.NET Web API
19 36 (2.10%) JSON
20 31 (1.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 165 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (6.72%) Data Centre
3 97 (5.67%) Computer Science
4 70 (4.09%) Management Information System
5 40 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
6 38 (2.22%) Clustering
7 26 (1.52%) Client/Server
8 25 (1.46%) Mathematics
9 23 (1.34%) Mobile App
9 23 (1.34%) User Experience
10 21 (1.23%) Blackberry
11 18 (1.05%) Social Media
12 17 (0.99%) Visualisation
13 13 (0.76%) N-Tier
14 12 (0.70%) Statistics
14 12 (0.70%) Replication
14 12 (0.70%) Data Integration
14 12 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
15 11 (0.64%) Blog
15 11 (0.64%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 710 (41.47%) Windows
2 233 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 213 (12.44%) Linux
4 180 (10.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 173 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 166 (9.70%) Windows 7
7 91 (5.32%) Windows 8
7 91 (5.32%) Windows XP
8 61 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 58 (3.39%) UNIX
10 19 (1.11%) Windows 2000
10 19 (1.11%) Android
11 18 (1.05%) CentOS
12 14 (0.82%) Apple iOS
12 14 (0.82%) Mac OS X
13 12 (0.70%) Windows Vista
14 11 (0.64%) Solaris
15 4 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (18.17%) ITIL
2 222 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
4 157 (9.17%) MVC
5 131 (7.65%) Project Management
6 90 (5.26%) Scrum
7 89 (5.20%) Migration
8 86 (5.02%) Time Management
9 78 (4.56%) Software Engineering
10 77 (4.50%) PRINCE2
11 73 (4.26%) Service Management
12 69 (4.03%) CRM
13 67 (3.91%) SDLC
14 61 (3.56%) Web Development
15 60 (3.50%) ETL
16 59 (3.45%) OO
17 57 (3.33%) Mentoring
18 54 (3.15%) Analytics
19 45 (2.63%) Incident Management
20 43 (2.51%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 518 (30.26%) SQL
2 345 (20.15%) C#
3 251 (14.66%) JavaScript
4 118 (6.89%) T-SQL
5 86 (5.02%) PowerShell
6 62 (3.62%) VB.NET
6 62 (3.62%) Java
7 54 (3.15%) PHP
8 43 (2.51%) Perl
9 36 (2.10%) C++
10 30 (1.75%) Python
11 28 (1.64%) VB
12 24 (1.40%) VBScript
13 19 (1.11%) Bash Shell
14 16 (0.93%) C
15 14 (0.82%) Ruby
15 14 (0.82%) TypeScript
16 11 (0.64%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.35%) JAQL
17 6 (0.35%) F#
Qualifications
1 251 (14.66%) Degree
2 208 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 164 (9.58%) Security Cleared
4 113 (6.60%) SC Cleared
5 105 (6.13%) MCSE
6 102 (5.96%) Cisco Certification
7 93 (5.43%) MCP
8 78 (4.56%) CCNA
9 76 (4.44%) DV Cleared
10 60 (3.50%) MCITP
11 45 (2.63%) MCSA
11 45 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
12 42 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 39 (2.28%) A+ Certification
14 34 (1.99%) CCNP
15 33 (1.93%) ISEB
15 33 (1.93%) PMI Certification
16 29 (1.69%) PMP
17 26 (1.52%) MCTS
18 23 (1.34%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (7.30%) SLA
2 92 (5.37%) QA
3 19 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.64%) COBIT
6 7 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.29%) GAMP
8 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.18%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.058%) Data Quality
System Software
1 421 (24.59%) Active Directory
2 240 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (10.92%) Hyper-V
4 73 (4.26%) vSphere
5 58 (3.39%) VMware ESX
6 50 (2.92%) XenApp
7 42 (2.45%) Terminal Services
8 29 (1.69%) XenDesktop
9 28 (1.64%) XenServer
10 22 (1.29%) vCloud
11 20 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.64%) ISA Server
13 11 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
13 11 (0.64%) KVM
14 10 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.41%) Firmware
16 6 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
17 4 (0.23%) UAG
Systems Management
1 122 (7.13%) SCCM
2 52 (3.04%) SCOM
3 36 (2.10%) WSUS
4 22 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
5 20 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
6 19 (1.11%) HP SIM
6 19 (1.11%) Backup Exec
7 14 (0.82%) NetBackup
7 14 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 12 (0.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 12 (0.70%) EdgeSight
9 11 (0.64%) Puppet
10 9 (0.53%) SCVMM
11 8 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.41%) SCSM
12 7 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 7 (0.41%) Nagios
13 6 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
13 6 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 345 (20.15%) VMware
2 238 (13.90%) Cisco
3 183 (10.69%) HP
4 129 (7.54%) Oracle
4 129 (7.54%) Citrix
5 77 (4.50%) Red Hat
6 66 (3.86%) Juniper
7 63 (3.68%) Dell
8 53 (3.10%) Symantec
9 51 (2.98%) IBM
10 31 (1.81%) NetApp
11 28 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
12 26 (1.52%) Apple
12 26 (1.52%) Sitecore
13 23 (1.34%) Lumension
14 22 (1.29%) SAP
14 22 (1.29%) EMC
15 21 (1.23%) Veritas
15 21 (1.23%) McAfee
16 20 (1.17%) SolarWinds
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Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
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