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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 958 1050 906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.43% 19.82% 17.65%
As % of the Vendors category 33.31% 37.77% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 737 862 727
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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
2876 2780 2567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 52.34% 52.47% 50.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2085 1987 2029
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -1 461 £40,000 -0.62% 71
Bracknell +2 105 £47,500 +21.01% 10
Slough -1 104 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Newbury +1 78 £39,000 +4.00% 8
Maidenhead +5 35 £36,000 -29.75% 13
Windsor +6 19 £50,000 -28.57% 5
Wokingham -17 8 £41,500 -14.87% 3
Thatcham 0 7 £31,250 +19.04% 1
Hungerford -1 6 £30,000 - 8
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 932 (46.32%) Windows
2 782 (38.87%) MS Excel
3 586 (29.13%) SQL
4 551 (27.39%) SQL Server
5 540 (26.84%) Active Directory
6 452 (22.47%) VMware
7 389 (19.33%) .NET
8 388 (19.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 355 (17.64%) MS Office
10 341 (16.95%) C#
11 304 (15.11%) Security Cleared
12 287 (14.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 285 (14.17%) Degree
14 284 (14.12%) Finance
14 284 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
15 259 (12.87%) Citrix
16 254 (12.62%) MS Exchange
17 252 (12.52%) Agile Software Development
18 251 (12.48%) SharePoint
19 238 (11.83%) ASP.NET
20 234 (11.63%) SC Cleared
21 228 (11.33%) HP
22 226 (11.23%) Cisco
23 225 (11.18%) ITIL
24 224 (11.13%) Oracle
25 223 (11.08%) HTML
25 223 (11.08%) Microsoft Certification
26 221 (10.98%) Windows 7
27 218 (10.83%) DNS
28 217 (10.79%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 254 (12.62%) MS Exchange
2 251 (12.48%) SharePoint
3 171 (8.50%) IIS
4 132 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 104 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 101 (5.02%) Lync
7 96 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 75 (3.73%) Apache
9 68 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 65 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 43 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 35 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
13 33 (1.64%) CMS
14 32 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
15 25 (1.24%) MS Project Server
16 22 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2000
17 21 (1.04%) Live Communications Server
18 20 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
19 17 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
20 15 (0.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 782 (38.87%) MS Excel
2 355 (17.64%) MS Office
3 67 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 64 (3.18%) MS Project
5 55 (2.73%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.55%) OmniGraffle
7 9 (0.45%) PowerPivot
8 7 (0.35%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.30%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.20%) S-PLUS
10 4 (0.20%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.099%) SPSS
11 2 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.099%) Mingle
12 1 (0.050%) Revit
12 1 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.050%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 41 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.55%) SiteCatalyst
5 8 (0.40%) SAP FI
5 8 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
5 8 (0.40%) SAP CO
5 8 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.35%) Agresso
7 6 (0.30%) SAP FSCM
8 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.099%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.099%) Oracle BRM
10 1 (0.050%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.050%) SAP GRC
10 1 (0.050%) Magento
10 1 (0.050%) FRx
10 1 (0.050%) SalesLogix
10 1 (0.050%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.050%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 96 (4.77%) Office 365
2 75 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (1.89%) SaaS
4 15 (0.75%) PaaS
5 10 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.50%) Yammer
6 7 (0.35%) IaaS
7 2 (0.099%) GitHub
7 2 (0.099%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.050%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 218 (10.83%) DNS
2 215 (10.69%) TCP/IP
3 166 (8.25%) Firewall
4 148 (7.36%) DHCP
5 119 (5.91%) Internet
6 118 (5.86%) VPN
7 107 (5.32%) SAN
8 79 (3.93%) LAN
9 74 (3.68%) WAN
10 46 (2.29%) VoIP
11 39 (1.94%) HTTP
12 38 (1.89%) Wireless
13 34 (1.69%) NAS
14 33 (1.64%) Ethernet
15 32 (1.59%) iSCSI
16 31 (1.54%) SSL
17 29 (1.44%) Wireshark
18 27 (1.34%) ATM
18 27 (1.34%) Broadband
19 24 (1.19%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 551 (27.39%) SQL Server
2 97 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 93 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 90 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 90 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
5 71 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 69 (3.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 61 (3.03%) Relational Database
8 58 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 55 (2.73%) EDRMS
10 46 (2.29%) MS Access
11 44 (2.19%) IDOL
12 43 (2.14%) Oracle Database
13 39 (1.94%) NoSQL
14 35 (1.74%) SQL Server 2000
15 34 (1.69%) MongoDB
16 31 (1.54%) RDBMS
17 29 (1.44%) MySQL
18 25 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
19 21 (1.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 89 (4.42%) Visual Studio
2 60 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (1.24%) Selenium
4 18 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
5 16 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 15 (0.75%) Subversion
6 15 (0.75%) Git (software)
7 11 (0.55%) MSI
7 11 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
8 10 (0.50%) Jenkins
9 9 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (0.40%) JIRA
10 8 (0.40%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 7 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.30%) StarTeam
12 6 (0.30%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.20%) PeopleTools
14 3 (0.15%) WebDriver
14 3 (0.15%) MSBuild
14 3 (0.15%) InstallShield
General
1 284 (14.12%) Finance
2 171 (8.50%) Telecoms
3 102 (5.07%) Marketing
4 98 (4.87%) Retail
5 42 (2.09%) Legal
6 32 (1.59%) French Language
7 28 (1.39%) German Language
8 23 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 18 (0.89%) Advertising
10 17 (0.84%) Banking
11 13 (0.65%) Back Office
11 13 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.55%) Interactive Media
13 10 (0.50%) Local Government
13 10 (0.50%) Italian Language
14 9 (0.45%) Law
15 8 (0.40%) Billing
16 7 (0.35%) Electronics
17 6 (0.30%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 331 (16.45%) Developer
2 326 (16.20%) Support Engineer
3 237 (11.78%) Analyst
4 202 (10.04%) Consultant
5 137 (6.81%) Architect
6 114 (5.67%) .NET Developer
7 109 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
8 108 (5.37%) Technical Support
9 88 (4.37%) C# Developer
10 80 (3.98%) Software Developer
11 78 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 73 (3.63%) Web Developer
12 73 (3.63%) C# .NET Developer
13 69 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
14 67 (3.33%) Administrator
14 67 (3.33%) Project Manager
15 66 (3.28%) Support Analyst
16 65 (3.23%) Junior
17 63 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
18 61 (3.03%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 389 (19.33%) .NET
2 238 (11.83%) ASP.NET
3 223 (11.08%) HTML
4 152 (7.55%) CSS
5 130 (6.46%) Web Services
6 113 (5.62%) jQuery
7 108 (5.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 107 (5.32%) XML
9 82 (4.08%) WCF
10 66 (3.28%) WPF
11 61 (3.03%) Ajax
12 60 (2.98%) .NET Framework
13 53 (2.63%) JSON
14 48 (2.39%) HTML5
15 41 (2.04%) SOAP
16 35 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web API
17 33 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
18 25 (1.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 23 (1.14%) MSMQ
20 22 (1.09%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 199 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (3.68%) Clustering
3 70 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 66 (3.28%) Blackberry
5 62 (3.08%) Statistics
6 46 (2.29%) Open Source
7 45 (2.24%) Management Information System
8 44 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
9 37 (1.84%) Mobile App
9 37 (1.84%) User Experience
10 29 (1.44%) PMI
11 26 (1.29%) Social Media
12 24 (1.19%) Mathematics
13 20 (0.99%) Client/Server
13 20 (0.99%) Smartphone
14 18 (0.89%) PKI
15 15 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
16 13 (0.65%) Fat Client
16 13 (0.65%) Thin Client
17 11 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 932 (46.32%) Windows
2 287 (14.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 284 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 221 (10.98%) Windows 7
5 203 (10.09%) Linux
6 138 (6.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 111 (5.52%) Windows XP
8 99 (4.92%) UNIX
9 84 (4.17%) Windows 8
10 41 (2.04%) Solaris
11 35 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
12 27 (1.34%) Android
13 23 (1.14%) Windows Vista
14 21 (1.04%) Windows 2000
15 20 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 20 (0.99%) Apple iOS
16 14 (0.70%) CentOS
17 13 (0.65%) AIX
18 12 (0.60%) Windows NT
19 11 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (12.52%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (11.18%) ITIL
3 175 (8.70%) Project Management
4 168 (8.35%) MVC
5 152 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
6 121 (6.01%) Migration
7 101 (5.02%) Mentoring
8 100 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
9 85 (4.22%) CRM
9 85 (4.22%) Incident Management
10 83 (4.13%) Software Engineering
10 83 (4.13%) Scrum
11 82 (4.08%) Service Delivery
12 80 (3.98%) Time Management
13 73 (3.63%) PRINCE2
14 71 (3.53%) Web Development
15 69 (3.43%) OO
16 64 (3.18%) Coaching
17 63 (3.13%) Service Management
18 55 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 586 (29.13%) SQL
2 341 (16.95%) C#
3 196 (9.74%) JavaScript
4 143 (7.11%) PowerShell
5 79 (3.93%) T-SQL
6 44 (2.19%) Java
7 43 (2.14%) VBScript
8 38 (1.89%) VB.NET
8 38 (1.89%) C
9 33 (1.64%) C++
10 32 (1.59%) VB
11 30 (1.49%) Perl
12 29 (1.44%) PHP
13 19 (0.94%) Bash Shell
13 19 (0.94%) Python
14 16 (0.80%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.45%) VBA
16 5 (0.25%) X++
17 4 (0.20%) Lua
18 3 (0.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 304 (15.11%) Security Cleared
2 285 (14.17%) Degree
3 234 (11.63%) SC Cleared
4 223 (11.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 187 (9.29%) DV Cleared
6 139 (6.91%) MCSE
7 100 (4.97%) MCP
8 89 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
9 79 (3.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 76 (3.78%) CCNA
11 70 (3.48%) MCITP
12 43 (2.14%) CCA
13 42 (2.09%) Citrix Certification
14 40 (1.99%) PMI Certification
15 39 (1.94%) MCTS
16 34 (1.69%) MCSA
17 29 (1.44%) ISTQB
18 25 (1.24%) CCNP
19 24 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
19 24 (1.19%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (3.98%) QA
2 79 (3.93%) SLA
3 25 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.40%) GAMP
7 5 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.099%) COBIT
9 1 (0.050%) GPG13
9 1 (0.050%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 540 (26.84%) Active Directory
2 388 (19.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 217 (10.79%) Hyper-V
4 79 (3.93%) vSphere
5 62 (3.08%) XenApp
6 61 (3.03%) ISA Server
7 60 (2.98%) VMware ESX
8 49 (2.44%) XenDesktop
9 29 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 28 (1.39%) Terminal Services
10 28 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 21 (1.04%) XenServer
13 20 (0.99%) vCloud
14 15 (0.75%) Firmware
15 6 (0.30%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
16 4 (0.20%) Xen
16 4 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
17 3 (0.15%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 177 (8.80%) SCCM
2 96 (4.77%) NetBackup
3 80 (3.98%) SCOM
4 72 (3.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 67 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 32 (1.59%) WSUS
7 22 (1.09%) Backup Exec
8 18 (0.89%) Netcool
9 17 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
10 15 (0.75%) Unicenter
11 14 (0.70%) EdgeSight
12 13 (0.65%) SCVMM
13 11 (0.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 11 (0.55%) ARCserve
14 10 (0.50%) Zenoss
14 10 (0.50%) Plesk
15 9 (0.45%) SCOrch
15 9 (0.45%) XenMobile
15 9 (0.45%) cPanel
15 9 (0.45%) Webmin
Vendors
1 452 (22.47%) VMware
2 259 (12.87%) Citrix
3 228 (11.33%) HP
4 226 (11.23%) Cisco
5 224 (11.13%) Oracle
6 81 (4.03%) EMC
7 76 (3.78%) Veritas
8 66 (3.28%) Fujitsu
9 65 (3.23%) Symantec
9 65 (3.23%) IBM
10 60 (2.98%) Meridio
11 55 (2.73%) Red Hat
12 52 (2.58%) McAfee
13 45 (2.24%) NetApp
14 43 (2.14%) SAP
15 41 (2.04%) Sophos
16 33 (1.64%) Juniper
16 33 (1.64%) Adobe
17 28 (1.39%) Dell
18 27 (1.34%) Veeam
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