The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Berkshire region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1050 1037 1007
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.70% 18.92% 16.87%
As % of the Vendors category 37.51% 35.99% 33.86%
Number of salaries quoted 736 867 888
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2799 2881 2974
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.86% 52.56% 49.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1952 2195 2508
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
South East

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +1 487 £42,500 - 50
Bracknell 0 134 £40,000 +14.28% 12
Slough +1 98 £39,250 -7.64% 14
Newbury -2 74 £27,000 -12.90% 6
Maidenhead -5 73 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Wokingham 0 20 £30,000 +9.09% 5
Windsor -1 11 £32,500 -9.09% 1
Thatcham -1 1 £22,500 -55.00%
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 985 (45.58%) Windows
2 871 (40.31%) MS Excel
3 649 (30.03%) SQL Server
4 645 (29.85%) SQL
5 523 (24.20%) Active Directory
6 492 (22.77%) .NET
7 455 (21.06%) VMware
8 403 (18.65%) C#
9 354 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 342 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 333 (15.41%) MS Office
12 316 (14.62%) Degree
13 304 (14.07%) Linux
14 298 (13.79%) ASP.NET
15 295 (13.65%) Microsoft Certification
16 290 (13.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 290 (13.42%) SharePoint
17 287 (13.28%) HTML
18 286 (13.23%) MS Exchange
19 279 (12.91%) Security Cleared
20 244 (11.29%) Finance
21 237 (10.97%) Telecoms
21 237 (10.97%) Citrix
22 236 (10.92%) JavaScript
23 230 (10.64%) DNS
24 228 (10.55%) Hyper-V
25 210 (9.72%) Firewall
26 205 (9.49%) Cisco
26 205 (9.49%) ITIL
27 204 (9.44%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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
1 290 (13.42%) SharePoint
2 286 (13.23%) MS Exchange
3 188 (8.70%) IIS
4 172 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 140 (6.48%) Lync
6 127 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 89 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 74 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
9 62 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 60 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
11 54 (2.50%) Apache
12 40 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
13 39 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
14 30 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 23 (1.06%) CMS
16 22 (1.02%) Lotus Domino
17 21 (0.97%) Tomcat
18 17 (0.79%) MS Project Server
19 16 (0.74%) WebLogic
19 16 (0.74%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 871 (40.31%) MS Excel
2 333 (15.41%) MS Office
3 87 (4.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 66 (3.05%) MS Visio
5 65 (3.01%) MS Project
6 20 (0.93%) OmniGraffle
7 19 (0.88%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.28%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.046%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.046%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 101 (4.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (1.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 18 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.51%) Sage 200
6 9 (0.42%) SAP CO
6 9 (0.42%) SAP FI
6 9 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
7 7 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.28%) Agresso
8 6 (0.28%) Pivotal CRM
9 5 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.23%) SAP FSCM
9 5 (0.23%) SiteCatalyst
10 4 (0.19%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.14%) Exchequer
11 3 (0.14%) SAP BPC
12 2 (0.093%) SAP GRC
12 2 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 89 (4.12%) Office 365
2 67 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (2.27%) SaaS
4 17 (0.79%) IaaS
5 16 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.51%) Google Apps
7 9 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.19%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.14%) PaaS
10 2 (0.093%) Heroku
10 2 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 230 (10.64%) DNS
2 210 (9.72%) Firewall
3 193 (8.93%) TCP/IP
4 174 (8.05%) Internet
5 150 (6.94%) DHCP
6 106 (4.91%) SAN
7 88 (4.07%) VPN
8 69 (3.19%) LAN
9 67 (3.10%) WAN
10 52 (2.41%) VoIP
11 48 (2.22%) Wireless
12 47 (2.17%) LDAP
13 45 (2.08%) HTTP
14 43 (1.99%) NAS
15 41 (1.90%) SMTP
16 40 (1.85%) VLAN
17 38 (1.76%) FTP
17 38 (1.76%) Unified Communications
18 36 (1.67%) Broadband
19 28 (1.30%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 649 (30.03%) SQL Server
2 157 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 122 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 121 (5.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 108 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 104 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 95 (4.40%) Relational Database
8 73 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 49 (2.27%) MySQL
10 46 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 45 (2.08%) RDBMS
12 42 (1.94%) Oracle Database
13 35 (1.62%) EDRMS
13 35 (1.62%) SQL Server 2000
14 30 (1.39%) MS Access
15 24 (1.11%) Cognos Report Studio
15 24 (1.11%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 24 (1.11%) Cognos Transformer
16 23 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
17 21 (0.97%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 121 (5.60%) Visual Studio
2 107 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 28 (1.30%) Subversion
5 22 (1.02%) Selenium
6 21 (0.97%) Jenkins
7 20 (0.93%) Git (software)
7 20 (0.93%) Dreamweaver
8 17 (0.79%) JIRA
9 15 (0.69%) MSI
10 13 (0.60%) WebLOAD
10 13 (0.60%) AQtime
11 12 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 12 (0.56%) NUnit
12 11 (0.51%) MSTest
12 11 (0.51%) Moq
13 10 (0.46%) Rhino Mocks
14 6 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
14 6 (0.28%) ReSharper
15 5 (0.23%) TestComplete
General
1 244 (11.29%) Finance
2 237 (10.97%) Telecoms
3 93 (4.30%) Retail
4 88 (4.07%) Marketing
5 67 (3.10%) German Language
6 40 (1.85%) French Language
7 37 (1.71%) Legal
8 36 (1.67%) Advertising
9 25 (1.16%) Automotive
10 15 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (0.69%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.65%) Spanish Language
12 13 (0.60%) Interactive Media
12 13 (0.60%) Back Office
13 12 (0.56%) Banking
14 11 (0.51%) Electronics
15 10 (0.46%) Games
16 9 (0.42%) Billing
16 9 (0.42%) Publishing
17 8 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 392 (18.14%) Developer
2 286 (13.23%) Support Engineer
3 256 (11.85%) Consultant
4 223 (10.32%) Analyst
5 143 (6.62%) Architect
6 134 (6.20%) .NET Developer
7 130 (6.02%) Technical Support
8 106 (4.91%) Support Analyst
8 106 (4.91%) Administrator
9 86 (3.98%) Technical Engineer
10 82 (3.79%) Technical Support Engineer
11 77 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
12 74 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support
13 70 (3.24%) C# Developer
14 69 (3.19%) Microsoft Consultant
15 67 (3.10%) ASP.NET Developer
16 65 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support
16 65 (3.01%) Project Manager
17 64 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
18 58 (2.68%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 492 (22.77%) .NET
2 298 (13.79%) ASP.NET
3 287 (13.28%) HTML
4 183 (8.47%) CSS
5 150 (6.94%) XML
5 150 (6.94%) jQuery
6 136 (6.29%) Web Services
7 105 (4.86%) WCF
8 94 (4.35%) .NET Framework
9 78 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 77 (3.56%) Ajax
11 59 (2.73%) WPF
12 45 (2.08%) XSLT
12 45 (2.08%) HTML5
13 42 (1.94%) COM
14 39 (1.80%) LINQ
15 34 (1.57%) RESTful
16 31 (1.43%) SOAP
17 22 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
17 22 (1.02%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 101 (4.67%) Computer Science
2 70 (3.24%) Management Information System
3 64 (2.96%) Clustering
4 62 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
5 52 (2.41%) Blackberry
6 51 (2.36%) Client/Server
7 46 (2.13%) PKI
8 38 (1.76%) Open Source
9 35 (1.62%) Replication
10 33 (1.53%) Smartphone
10 33 (1.53%) Statistics
11 32 (1.48%) Mathematics
12 21 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
13 20 (0.93%) iPhone
14 19 (0.88%) Celerra
15 18 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
16 17 (0.79%) PMI
17 16 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
17 16 (0.74%) IPTV
18 14 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 985 (45.58%) Windows
2 342 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 304 (14.07%) Linux
4 290 (13.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 180 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 148 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 127 (5.88%) UNIX
8 118 (5.46%) Windows XP
9 79 (3.66%) Windows 8
10 41 (1.90%) Solaris
11 33 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (1.34%) Android
13 26 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
14 21 (0.97%) Windows Vista
15 20 (0.93%) Windows 2000
16 13 (0.60%) Apple iOS
16 13 (0.60%) Windows Phone
17 11 (0.51%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.51%) CentOS
18 8 (0.37%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (9.49%) ITIL
2 204 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
3 182 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
4 162 (7.50%) CRM
5 151 (6.99%) MVC
6 131 (6.06%) Time Management
7 126 (5.83%) Project Management
8 92 (4.26%) Scrum
9 90 (4.16%) ETL
10 88 (4.07%) Migration
11 84 (3.89%) Service Delivery
12 76 (3.52%) OO
13 73 (3.38%) Service Management
14 71 (3.29%) PRINCE2
15 70 (3.24%) Web Development
16 67 (3.10%) Disaster Recovery
17 66 (3.05%) Software Engineering
18 57 (2.64%) Validation
19 54 (2.50%) Data Modelling
19 54 (2.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 645 (29.85%) SQL
2 403 (18.65%) C#
3 236 (10.92%) JavaScript
4 151 (6.99%) T-SQL
5 95 (4.40%) PowerShell
6 81 (3.75%) VB.NET
7 80 (3.70%) Java
8 63 (2.92%) C++
9 60 (2.78%) PHP
10 51 (2.36%) Perl
11 38 (1.76%) VB
12 37 (1.71%) Bash Shell
13 35 (1.62%) Python
14 33 (1.53%) C
15 31 (1.43%) VBScript
16 18 (0.83%) Shell Script
17 16 (0.74%) Ruby
18 15 (0.69%) VBA
19 6 (0.28%) Objective-C
19 6 (0.28%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 316 (14.62%) Degree
2 295 (13.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 279 (12.91%) Security Cleared
4 204 (9.44%) SC Cleared
5 159 (7.36%) MCSE
6 136 (6.29%) DV Cleared
7 121 (5.60%) MCITP
8 102 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
9 93 (4.30%) MCP
10 84 (3.89%) MCTS
11 80 (3.70%) CCNA
12 67 (3.10%) MCSA
13 55 (2.55%) CCNP
14 46 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 39 (1.80%) PMI Certification
16 25 (1.16%) CCA
17 24 (1.11%) PMP
18 23 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
19 22 (1.02%) ISEB
20 21 (0.97%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.30%) SLA
2 64 (2.96%) QA
3 22 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.32%) GAMP
5 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.093%) GPG13
8 2 (0.093%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.093%) COBIT
System Software
1 523 (24.20%) Active Directory
2 354 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 228 (10.55%) Hyper-V
4 88 (4.07%) XenApp
5 80 (3.70%) vSphere
6 72 (3.33%) XenDesktop
7 65 (3.01%) VMware ESX
8 49 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
9 45 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 30 (1.39%) ISA Server
11 29 (1.34%) Xen
12 21 (0.97%) XenServer
13 19 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 19 (0.88%) Terminal Services
13 19 (0.88%) vCloud
14 16 (0.74%) Terminal Server
15 13 (0.60%) KVM
16 11 (0.51%) NFS
17 7 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
17 7 (0.32%) UAG
Systems Management
1 129 (5.97%) SCCM
2 65 (3.01%) SCOM
3 58 (2.68%) NetBackup
4 44 (2.04%) WSUS
5 39 (1.80%) EMC NetWorker
6 35 (1.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 25 (1.16%) ARCserve
8 23 (1.06%) Legato
9 20 (0.93%) Backup Exec
10 19 (0.88%) SCVMM
11 14 (0.65%) HP SIM
12 12 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 10 (0.46%) SCSM
13 10 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
13 10 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 8 (0.37%) DameWare
15 7 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
15 7 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (0.32%) XenMobile
16 6 (0.28%) Plesk
Vendors
1 455 (21.06%) VMware
2 237 (10.97%) Citrix
3 205 (9.49%) Cisco
4 191 (8.84%) Oracle
5 143 (6.62%) HP
6 102 (4.72%) EMC
7 73 (3.38%) Fujitsu
8 67 (3.10%) SAP
9 65 (3.01%) Red Hat
10 59 (2.73%) NetApp
11 58 (2.68%) Veritas
12 54 (2.50%) Symantec
13 46 (2.13%) Adobe
14 45 (2.08%) IBM
15 41 (1.90%) Cognos
16 40 (1.85%) Sun
16 40 (1.85%) Dell
17 32 (1.48%) Veeam
18 29 (1.34%) Meridio
19 28 (1.30%) Business Objects
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