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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 983 1156 960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.03% 19.65% 17.67%
As % of the Vendors category 31.86% 37.16% 36.56%
Number of salaries quoted 728 926 781
Average salary £40,000 £41,600 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
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
3085 3111 2626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 53.46% 52.88% 48.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2121 2220 2118
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -2 474 £40,000 -1.23% 50
Bracknell -3 119 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Slough -3 99 £42,500 -2.85% 11
Newbury +3 65 £37,500 - 6
Maidenhead +6 44 £45,000 -14.28% 4
Windsor -4 24 £32,500 -43.47% 1
Wokingham -1 15 £35,500 -21.11% 1
Thatcham 0 6 £31,250 +13.63%
Hungerford -5 1 £32,500 - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1006 (47.48%) Windows
2 821 (38.74%) MS Excel
3 627 (29.59%) SQL
4 572 (26.99%) SQL Server
5 570 (26.90%) Active Directory
6 499 (23.55%) VMware
7 433 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 409 (19.30%) .NET
9 374 (17.65%) MS Office
10 362 (17.08%) C#
11 334 (15.76%) Security Cleared
12 318 (15.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 307 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
14 296 (13.97%) Finance
15 295 (13.92%) Degree
16 292 (13.78%) Citrix
17 277 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
18 271 (12.79%) SharePoint
19 258 (12.18%) MS Exchange
20 255 (12.03%) SC Cleared
21 252 (11.89%) Oracle
22 247 (11.66%) DNS
23 246 (11.61%) Windows 7
24 242 (11.42%) ASP.NET
25 238 (11.23%) Hyper-V
26 236 (11.14%) ITIL
27 234 (11.04%) Cisco
28 226 (10.67%) HTML
29 225 (10.62%) Microsoft Certification
30 222 (10.48%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 271 (12.79%) SharePoint
2 258 (12.18%) MS Exchange
3 196 (9.25%) IIS
4 137 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 107 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 100 (4.72%) Lync
7 99 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 79 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 77 (3.63%) Apache
10 71 (3.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 55 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 39 (1.84%) CMS
13 36 (1.70%) SharePoint Server
14 31 (1.46%) Live Communications Server
15 28 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
16 26 (1.23%) MS Project Server
17 22 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2000
17 22 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
18 21 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
19 20 (0.94%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 821 (38.74%) MS Excel
2 374 (17.65%) MS Office
3 75 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 68 (3.21%) MS Project
5 66 (3.11%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.52%) PowerPivot
6 11 (0.52%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (0.28%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.094%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.094%) Mingle
11 1 (0.047%) Revit
11 1 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.047%) InDesign
11 1 (0.047%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 57 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.57%) SAP FI
4 12 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
4 12 (0.57%) SAP CO
5 11 (0.52%) SiteCatalyst
6 9 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.42%) SAP FSCM
7 5 (0.24%) Agresso
8 3 (0.14%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.094%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.094%) Oracle BRM
10 1 (0.047%) SAP GRC
10 1 (0.047%) Sage 50
10 1 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.047%) Retail-J
10 1 (0.047%) FRx
10 1 (0.047%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 105 (4.96%) Office 365
2 72 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.46%) SaaS
4 10 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.42%) PaaS
6 8 (0.38%) IaaS
7 4 (0.19%) GitHub
8 3 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.094%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.094%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.047%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 247 (11.66%) DNS
2 214 (10.10%) TCP/IP
3 171 (8.07%) Firewall
4 154 (7.27%) DHCP
5 129 (6.09%) Internet
6 127 (5.99%) VPN
7 115 (5.43%) SAN
8 79 (3.73%) LAN
9 77 (3.63%) WAN
10 49 (2.31%) VoIP
11 36 (1.70%) HTTP
11 36 (1.70%) NAS
12 35 (1.65%) Wireless
13 32 (1.51%) Ethernet
14 31 (1.46%) Wireshark
14 31 (1.46%) iSCSI
15 30 (1.42%) Broadband
16 29 (1.37%) SSL
17 28 (1.32%) ATM
18 24 (1.13%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 572 (26.99%) SQL Server
2 101 (4.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 97 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 87 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 82 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
6 73 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 69 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 63 (2.97%) EDRMS
9 60 (2.83%) Relational Database
10 59 (2.78%) Oracle Database
11 55 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
12 51 (2.41%) SQL Server 2000
13 48 (2.27%) IDOL
14 47 (2.22%) MS Access
15 43 (2.03%) Oracle Database 10g
16 32 (1.51%) RDBMS
16 32 (1.51%) NoSQL
17 28 (1.32%) MySQL
18 27 (1.27%) MongoDB
19 19 (0.90%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 96 (4.53%) Visual Studio
2 74 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (1.27%) MSI
4 25 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 23 (1.09%) Selenium
6 22 (1.04%) Subversion
7 19 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
7 19 (0.90%) Jenkins
7 19 (0.90%) Git (software)
8 11 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
8 11 (0.52%) JIRA
9 9 (0.42%) ReSharper
9 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (0.28%) StarTeam
11 6 (0.28%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 6 (0.28%) Mercurial
12 5 (0.24%) AQtime
12 5 (0.24%) WebLOAD
13 4 (0.19%) PeopleTools
General
1 296 (13.97%) Finance
2 194 (9.16%) Telecoms
3 104 (4.91%) Retail
3 104 (4.91%) Marketing
4 56 (2.64%) Legal
5 40 (1.89%) French Language
6 38 (1.79%) German Language
7 23 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 20 (0.94%) Advertising
9 19 (0.90%) Banking
10 15 (0.71%) Back Office
11 12 (0.57%) Billing
12 11 (0.52%) Spanish Language
12 11 (0.52%) Interactive Media
13 10 (0.47%) Italian Language
14 9 (0.42%) General Ledger
14 9 (0.42%) Local Government
15 8 (0.38%) Publishing
16 6 (0.28%) Electronics
16 6 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 361 (17.04%) Support Engineer
2 348 (16.42%) Developer
3 248 (11.70%) Analyst
4 198 (9.34%) Consultant
5 126 (5.95%) Architect
6 124 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 123 (5.80%) .NET Developer
8 109 (5.14%) Technical Support
9 93 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 85 (4.01%) C# Developer
11 81 (3.82%) Software Developer
12 75 (3.54%) Administrator
13 73 (3.45%) Support Analyst
14 72 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support
14 72 (3.40%) Web Developer
14 72 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
15 71 (3.35%) Technical Engineer
16 66 (3.11%) Project Manager
17 60 (2.83%) Technical Support Engineer
18 57 (2.69%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 409 (19.30%) .NET
2 242 (11.42%) ASP.NET
3 226 (10.67%) HTML
4 155 (7.31%) CSS
5 131 (6.18%) Web Services
5 131 (6.18%) jQuery
6 100 (4.72%) XML
7 95 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 86 (4.06%) WCF
9 76 (3.59%) .NET Framework
10 66 (3.11%) Ajax
11 58 (2.74%) WPF
12 49 (2.31%) JSON
13 48 (2.27%) HTML5
14 40 (1.89%) SOAP
15 36 (1.70%) COM
16 33 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
17 30 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
18 24 (1.13%) RESTful
19 20 (0.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 216 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (4.06%) Computer Science
3 79 (3.73%) Clustering
4 76 (3.59%) Blackberry
5 72 (3.40%) Statistics
6 62 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
7 52 (2.45%) Management Information System
8 46 (2.17%) Open Source
9 42 (1.98%) User Experience
10 36 (1.70%) PKI
11 34 (1.60%) Mathematics
12 32 (1.51%) Client/Server
13 28 (1.32%) Mobile App
14 26 (1.23%) PMI
15 25 (1.18%) Smartphone
16 22 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
17 18 (0.85%) Social Media
18 15 (0.71%) Fat Client
18 15 (0.71%) iPhone
18 15 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1006 (47.48%) Windows
2 318 (15.01%) Windows Server 2003
3 307 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 246 (11.61%) Windows 7
5 222 (10.48%) Linux
6 160 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 137 (6.47%) Windows XP
8 116 (5.47%) UNIX
9 94 (4.44%) Windows 8
10 44 (2.08%) Solaris
11 35 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
12 26 (1.23%) Android
13 22 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (0.99%) Apple iOS
14 21 (0.99%) Windows Vista
15 20 (0.94%) Windows 2000
16 12 (0.57%) AIX
16 12 (0.57%) Windows Phone
17 11 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
17 11 (0.52%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (11.14%) ITIL
3 174 (8.21%) Project Management
4 173 (8.16%) MVC
5 140 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
6 117 (5.52%) Mentoring
7 113 (5.33%) CRM
8 101 (4.77%) Time Management
9 99 (4.67%) Migration
10 94 (4.44%) Service Delivery
11 93 (4.39%) Incident Management
12 89 (4.20%) Scrum
13 84 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
14 75 (3.54%) Software Engineering
15 66 (3.11%) Web Development
15 66 (3.11%) OO
16 65 (3.07%) PRINCE2
17 63 (2.97%) Service Management
18 59 (2.78%) Coaching
19 57 (2.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 627 (29.59%) SQL
2 362 (17.08%) C#
3 216 (10.19%) JavaScript
4 157 (7.41%) PowerShell
5 81 (3.82%) T-SQL
6 60 (2.83%) VBScript
7 53 (2.50%) Java
8 52 (2.45%) VB
9 42 (1.98%) VB.NET
9 42 (1.98%) C
10 35 (1.65%) C++
11 34 (1.60%) Perl
12 30 (1.42%) PHP
13 24 (1.13%) Bash Shell
14 20 (0.94%) Python
15 15 (0.71%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.47%) VBA
17 5 (0.24%) X++
18 3 (0.14%) PHP5
18 3 (0.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 334 (15.76%) Security Cleared
2 295 (13.92%) Degree
3 255 (12.03%) SC Cleared
4 225 (10.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 204 (9.63%) DV Cleared
6 134 (6.32%) MCSE
7 94 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
8 87 (4.11%) MCP
9 84 (3.96%) CCNA
10 77 (3.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 77 (3.63%) MCITP
11 48 (2.27%) MCTS
12 44 (2.08%) CCA
13 41 (1.93%) Citrix Certification
14 37 (1.75%) MCSA
14 37 (1.75%) PMI Certification
15 26 (1.23%) VTSP
16 25 (1.18%) CCNP
17 23 (1.09%) ISTQB
18 19 (0.90%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.62%) SLA
2 69 (3.26%) QA
3 31 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.57%) GAMP
6 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.094%) COBIT
7 2 (0.094%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.047%) GPG13
8 1 (0.047%) JSP 440
System Software
1 570 (26.90%) Active Directory
2 433 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 238 (11.23%) Hyper-V
4 79 (3.73%) vSphere
5 68 (3.21%) ISA Server
6 67 (3.16%) VMware ESX
7 65 (3.07%) XenApp
8 54 (2.55%) XenDesktop
9 32 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 29 (1.37%) Terminal Services
12 24 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 23 (1.09%) vCloud
14 22 (1.04%) XenServer
15 13 (0.61%) Firmware
16 8 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
17 7 (0.33%) Terminal Server
18 6 (0.28%) Xen
19 5 (0.24%) DFS Replication
20 4 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 190 (8.97%) SCCM
2 107 (5.05%) NetBackup
3 94 (4.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 76 (3.59%) SCOM
5 68 (3.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 19 (0.90%) Netcool
7 18 (0.85%) Backup Exec
8 17 (0.80%) WSUS
8 17 (0.80%) Unicenter
9 15 (0.71%) Zenoss
10 14 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
11 13 (0.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 12 (0.57%) SCVMM
13 11 (0.52%) EdgeSight
14 10 (0.47%) SCOrch
14 10 (0.47%) ARCserve
15 9 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (0.42%) XenMobile
16 8 (0.38%) Windows Intune
16 8 (0.38%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 499 (23.55%) VMware
2 292 (13.78%) Citrix
3 252 (11.89%) Oracle
4 234 (11.04%) Cisco
5 210 (9.91%) HP
6 86 (4.06%) EMC
7 85 (4.01%) Veritas
8 80 (3.78%) Fujitsu
9 76 (3.59%) IBM
10 68 (3.21%) Meridio
11 55 (2.60%) Symantec
11 55 (2.60%) Red Hat
12 54 (2.55%) McAfee
13 51 (2.41%) SAP
14 46 (2.17%) NetApp
15 45 (2.12%) Sophos
16 31 (1.46%) Sun
17 29 (1.37%) Adobe
18 27 (1.27%) Dell
18 27 (1.27%) Telerik
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 - 50000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £72000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £20,000-£25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + training, bonuses
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum GBP 45 - 55K +Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP 45k +Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + ben+training
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: Negotiable + Car allowance, Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum £30,000 - £35,000 OTE
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum + benefits (including health insurance and pen
Posted: 4 days ago