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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 880 946 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.98% 17.37% 19.76%
As % of the Vendors category 31.34% 33.57% 38.00%
Number of salaries quoted 766 730 863
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
2808 2818 2763
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 54.18% 51.73% 51.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2281 2049 1973
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 -7 318 £41,000 +2.50% 88
Bracknell +6 149 £42,750 -10.00% 11
Slough 0 99 £50,000 +11.11% 11
Maidenhead +15 82 £60,000 +62.16% 16
Wokingham +17 72 £45,000 +16.12% 2
Newbury -10 27 £37,500 -5.06% 9
Windsor 0 10 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Hungerford +4 2 £38,750 +29.16% 2
Thatcham -3 1 £20,000 -36.00%
Ascot - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 733 (41.93%) MS Excel
2 659 (37.70%) Windows
3 572 (32.72%) SQL Server
4 551 (31.52%) SQL
5 514 (29.41%) Active Directory
6 442 (25.29%) Windows Server
7 433 (24.77%) VMware
8 340 (19.45%) .NET
9 308 (17.62%) Degree
10 303 (17.33%) C#
11 272 (15.56%) MS Exchange
12 268 (15.33%) Finance
13 265 (15.16%) Cisco
14 246 (14.07%) ITIL
15 239 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 232 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
17 231 (13.22%) Windows Server 2012
18 230 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
19 229 (13.10%) MS Office
20 228 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
21 222 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
22 213 (12.19%) HTML
23 205 (11.73%) Firewall
24 198 (11.33%) JavaScript
25 196 (11.21%) Linux
26 191 (10.93%) ASP.NET
27 190 (10.87%) CSS
27 190 (10.87%) WAN
28 188 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
29 186 (10.64%) LAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 272 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 160 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 98 (5.61%) SharePoint
4 96 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 94 (5.38%) IIS
6 81 (4.63%) Lync
7 36 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 29 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 25 (1.43%) Apache
10 23 (1.32%) CMS
11 21 (1.20%) Tomcat
12 20 (1.14%) WebLogic
13 18 (1.03%) OpenStack
13 18 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
14 17 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
16 14 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 13 (0.74%) WebSphere
18 12 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
19 11 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 733 (41.93%) MS Excel
2 229 (13.10%) MS Office
3 53 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (2.17%) MS Project
5 25 (1.43%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.74%) AutoCAD
7 11 (0.63%) PowerPivot
8 10 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.51%) SPSS
10 8 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.29%) RoboHelp
11 5 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 81 (4.63%) Dynamics AX
2 58 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 36 (2.06%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
6 7 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
7 6 (0.34%) SAP HR
7 6 (0.34%) SAP Payroll
8 4 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.23%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.17%) HFM
9 3 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.11%) Infor CRM
10 2 (0.11%) Lawson
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.057%) Infor M3
11 1 (0.057%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.057%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 184 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (6.41%) SaaS
3 93 (5.32%) Office 365
4 56 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (1.03%) SoftLayer
6 15 (0.86%) IaaS
7 9 (0.51%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.29%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.29%) PaaS
10 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.23%) GitHub
10 4 (0.23%) Yammer
11 1 (0.057%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.057%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 205 (11.73%) Firewall
2 190 (10.87%) WAN
3 186 (10.64%) LAN
4 153 (8.75%) DNS
5 115 (6.58%) TCP/IP
6 83 (4.75%) DHCP
7 73 (4.18%) SAN
8 59 (3.38%) Internet
9 53 (3.03%) VPN
10 38 (2.17%) Unified Communications
10 38 (2.17%) Wireless
11 32 (1.83%) iSCSI
12 31 (1.77%) SMTP
13 28 (1.60%) MPLS
14 27 (1.54%) VoIP
15 22 (1.26%) NAS
15 22 (1.26%) Network Security
16 19 (1.09%) Wireshark
17 18 (1.03%) Skype
18 17 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 572 (32.72%) SQL Server
2 175 (10.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 147 (8.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 127 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
4 127 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 93 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 56 (3.20%) MS Access
7 53 (3.03%) Relational Database
8 52 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 52 (2.97%) SQL Server 2014
9 47 (2.69%) Big Data
10 33 (1.89%) NoSQL
11 30 (1.72%) MySQL
11 30 (1.72%) Oracle Database
11 30 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
12 28 (1.60%) QlikView
13 27 (1.54%) Data Mining
14 26 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
15 22 (1.26%) OLAP
16 20 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 121 (6.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 74 (4.23%) Visual Studio
3 22 (1.26%) Subversion
4 16 (0.92%) JIRA
5 10 (0.57%) NuGet
5 10 (0.57%) Toad
6 9 (0.51%) Axure RP
7 7 (0.40%) Selenium
7 7 (0.40%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.29%) ReSharper
8 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.23%) Android Studio
9 4 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (0.23%) WebLOAD
10 3 (0.17%) AQtime
10 3 (0.17%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.17%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.17%) MSTest
10 3 (0.17%) WebDriver
General
1 268 (15.33%) Finance
2 65 (3.72%) Telecoms
3 60 (3.43%) Retail
4 58 (3.32%) Marketing
5 46 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 42 (2.40%) Advertising
7 33 (1.89%) German Language
8 26 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.43%) Legal
10 21 (1.20%) Electronics
11 20 (1.14%) Automotive
12 19 (1.09%) Billing
13 18 (1.03%) Publishing
14 15 (0.86%) Back Office
14 15 (0.86%) Banking
15 10 (0.57%) French Language
16 9 (0.51%) Italian Language
17 7 (0.40%) Games
17 7 (0.40%) Law
17 7 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 378 (21.62%) Developer
2 243 (13.90%) Analyst
3 184 (10.53%) Architect
4 176 (10.07%) Support Engineer
5 143 (8.18%) Consultant
6 139 (7.95%) .NET Developer
7 109 (6.24%) C# Developer
8 106 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 97 (5.55%) Technical Support
10 82 (4.69%) Technical Engineer
11 78 (4.46%) C# .NET Developer
12 74 (4.23%) Technical Support Engineer
13 68 (3.89%) ASP.NET Developer
13 68 (3.89%) IT Support
14 67 (3.83%) SQL Developer
15 66 (3.78%) Support Analyst
16 63 (3.60%) Administrator
17 60 (3.43%) Senior Developer
18 56 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
19 54 (3.09%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (19.45%) .NET
2 213 (12.19%) HTML
3 191 (10.93%) ASP.NET
4 190 (10.87%) CSS
5 98 (5.61%) Web Services
6 96 (5.49%) jQuery
7 83 (4.75%) HTML5
8 80 (4.58%) XML
9 71 (4.06%) MDX
10 70 (4.00%) Ajax
11 62 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC
12 56 (3.20%) .NET Framework
13 51 (2.92%) CSS3
14 47 (2.69%) Middleware
15 40 (2.29%) SOAP
16 34 (1.95%) WCF
17 33 (1.89%) AngularJS
18 30 (1.72%) JSON
19 27 (1.54%) COM
20 24 (1.37%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 188 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 154 (8.81%) Data Centre
3 105 (6.01%) Computer Science
4 57 (3.26%) User Experience
5 50 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 48 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
7 44 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 43 (2.46%) Driving Licence
9 40 (2.29%) Management Information System
10 34 (1.95%) Clustering
10 34 (1.95%) Data Integration
11 27 (1.54%) FlexPod
11 27 (1.54%) Mathematics
12 25 (1.43%) FMCG
13 23 (1.32%) Client/Server
13 23 (1.32%) Smart Meter
14 21 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
14 21 (1.20%) NHS
14 21 (1.20%) Visualisation
15 19 (1.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 659 (37.70%) Windows
2 442 (25.29%) Windows Server
3 231 (13.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 222 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 196 (11.21%) Linux
6 125 (7.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 71 (4.06%) Windows 7
8 50 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (2.80%) Unix
10 41 (2.35%) Android
11 36 (2.06%) Windows XP
12 34 (1.95%) Apple iOS
13 33 (1.89%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.92%) CentOS
15 12 (0.69%) Solaris
16 11 (0.63%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.63%) Windows 10
17 9 (0.51%) Windows 2000
18 8 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
18 8 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (14.07%) ITIL
2 230 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
3 228 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 138 (7.89%) Project Management
5 126 (7.21%) Presales
6 113 (6.46%) ETL
6 113 (6.46%) MVC
7 109 (6.24%) CRM
8 105 (6.01%) Software Engineering
9 104 (5.95%) Mentoring
10 98 (5.61%) Scrum
11 97 (5.55%) SDLC
12 84 (4.81%) Migration
13 82 (4.69%) Service Delivery
14 75 (4.29%) ERP
15 74 (4.23%) TDD
16 69 (3.95%) Time Management
17 61 (3.49%) OO
18 57 (3.26%) Data Modelling
18 57 (3.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 551 (31.52%) SQL
2 303 (17.33%) C#
3 198 (11.33%) JavaScript
4 145 (8.30%) T-SQL
5 96 (5.49%) Java
6 70 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 60 (3.43%) VB.NET
8 39 (2.23%) C
9 31 (1.77%) C++
10 27 (1.54%) Ruby
11 23 (1.32%) Python
12 21 (1.20%) Perl
13 20 (1.14%) VB
13 20 (1.14%) VBScript
14 19 (1.09%) PHP
15 15 (0.86%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.69%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.51%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 8 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 308 (17.62%) Degree
2 232 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 102 (5.84%) MCSE
4 83 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (2.86%) MCITP
6 42 (2.40%) Security Cleared
7 40 (2.29%) MCP
8 38 (2.17%) CCNA
9 37 (2.12%) MCSA
10 36 (2.06%) CCNP
11 30 (1.72%) SC Cleared
12 28 (1.60%) ISTQB
12 28 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 27 (1.54%) ISEB
13 27 (1.54%) MCTS
14 24 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
14 24 (1.37%) MCSD
15 18 (1.03%) VCDX
16 17 (0.97%) A+ Certification
16 17 (0.97%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (6.86%) SLA
2 57 (3.26%) QA
3 21 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.34%) GAMP
5 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.17%) SEPA
8 1 (0.057%) COBIT
8 1 (0.057%) DICOM
8 1 (0.057%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.057%) P3O
System Software
1 514 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 239 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (8.58%) Hyper-V
4 92 (5.26%) VMware ESX
5 88 (5.03%) vSphere
6 69 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (2.06%) XenApp
8 32 (1.83%) vCloud
9 22 (1.26%) Terminal Services
10 20 (1.14%) XenDesktop
11 16 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.69%) VMware Server
13 10 (0.57%) Samba
14 9 (0.51%) ISA Server
15 8 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.46%) XenServer
16 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.29%) Firmware
17 5 (0.29%) Squid
17 5 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 96 (5.49%) SCCM
2 65 (3.72%) SCOM
3 44 (2.52%) Backup Exec
4 28 (1.60%) Puppet
4 28 (1.60%) SCVMM
5 16 (0.92%) NetBackup
6 15 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
6 15 (0.86%) WSUS
7 13 (0.74%) Windows Intune
8 12 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
9 11 (0.63%) Cacti
9 11 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
11 8 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
11 8 (0.46%) EdgeSight
11 8 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 6 (0.34%) SCSM
13 6 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 433 (24.77%) VMware
2 265 (15.16%) Cisco
3 170 (9.73%) Oracle
4 127 (7.27%) HP
5 115 (6.58%) Citrix
6 74 (4.23%) Dell
7 63 (3.60%) EMC
8 61 (3.49%) IBM
9 58 (3.32%) Red Hat
10 57 (3.26%) SAP
11 49 (2.80%) Symantec
12 47 (2.69%) NetApp
13 33 (1.89%) Xamarin
14 31 (1.77%) CheckPoint
15 30 (1.72%) Google
15 30 (1.72%) Tableau
16 29 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
17 24 (1.37%) Sun
18 20 (1.14%) Apple
18 20 (1.14%) Juniper
Wokingham, Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Salary: competitive salary
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance + package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Comms-care
Salary: £40,000-£48,000 + Car + Certified training
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
SCC
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 55,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: company benefits + ongoing training
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Golfbreaks.com
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Salary dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: GBP Negotiable on experience +Many benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £21k - 28k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 28k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Benefits (1 year FTC)
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car allowance, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Depending upon Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus / Healthcare / Certifications
Posted: 3 days ago