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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 921 1102 1082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.84% 19.69% 20.73%
As % of the Vendors category 34.00% 39.91% 36.25%
Number of salaries quoted 670 903 885
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £55,000
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
2709 2761 2985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.52% 49.34% 57.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2003 2013 2274
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £64,750
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -1 500 £40,000 -5.88% 57
Slough +1 90 £45,000 +8.43% 15
Bracknell -7 71 £50,000 +25.00% 11
Newbury +3 42 £43,000 +10.96% 3
Maidenhead -11 42 £43,750 -6.91% 9
Windsor +5 23 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Hungerford -5 17 £32,500 -33.33%
Ascot +3 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Wokingham -7 3 £52,000 -5.45%
Thatcham -4 1 £23,500 -6.00%
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 851 (45.10%) Windows
2 777 (41.18%) MS Excel
3 587 (31.11%) SQL
4 576 (30.52%) SQL Server
5 491 (26.02%) Active Directory
6 394 (20.88%) .NET
7 373 (19.77%) VMware
8 355 (18.81%) C#
9 353 (18.71%) MS Office
10 299 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
11 292 (15.47%) Degree
12 279 (14.79%) Windows Server 2008
13 262 (13.88%) Finance
13 262 (13.88%) Security Cleared
14 259 (13.73%) ASP.NET
15 258 (13.67%) HP
16 246 (13.04%) ITIL
17 241 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
18 240 (12.72%) Windows Server 2003
19 239 (12.67%) Linux
20 238 (12.61%) HTML
20 238 (12.61%) Cisco
21 225 (11.92%) Microsoft Certification
22 220 (11.66%) MS Exchange
23 216 (11.45%) JavaScript
24 213 (11.29%) TCP/IP
25 209 (11.08%) SharePoint
26 206 (10.92%) Oracle
27 205 (10.86%) Windows 7
28 194 (10.28%) SC Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 220 (11.66%) MS Exchange
2 209 (11.08%) SharePoint
3 133 (7.05%) IIS
4 111 (5.88%) Lync
5 94 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 60 (3.18%) Apache
7 50 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 48 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 47 (2.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 40 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
11 33 (1.75%) CMS
12 28 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 28 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
13 25 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
13 25 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
14 23 (1.22%) Lotus Domino
15 22 (1.17%) Umbraco
16 18 (0.95%) WordPress
16 18 (0.95%) MS Project Server
17 17 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 777 (41.18%) MS Excel
2 353 (18.71%) MS Office
3 70 (3.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 62 (3.29%) MS Project
5 48 (2.54%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.69%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.21%) S-PLUS
8 4 (0.21%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.16%) SPSS
10 2 (0.11%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.11%) Mingle
11 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.053%) Revit
11 1 (0.053%) InDesign
11 1 (0.053%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 23 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.42%) Agresso
5 7 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.16%) SiteCatalyst
9 2 (0.11%) assyst
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.053%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.053%) SAP GRC
10 1 (0.053%) Magento
10 1 (0.053%) SalesLogix
10 1 (0.053%) FRx
10 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.053%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.053%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 73 (3.87%) Office 365
2 54 (2.86%) SaaS
3 53 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.79%) PaaS
6 3 (0.16%) IaaS
7 2 (0.11%) Yammer
7 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.053%) Force.com
8 1 (0.053%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 213 (11.29%) TCP/IP
2 188 (9.96%) DNS
3 164 (8.69%) Firewall
4 136 (7.21%) DHCP
5 126 (6.68%) SAN
6 102 (5.41%) VPN
7 95 (5.03%) Internet
8 84 (4.45%) LAN
9 73 (3.87%) WAN
10 63 (3.34%) VoIP
11 52 (2.76%) Wireless
12 37 (1.96%) HTTP
12 37 (1.96%) NAS
13 32 (1.70%) iSCSI
14 29 (1.54%) SSL
15 26 (1.38%) MPLS
16 25 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
17 24 (1.27%) Wireshark
17 24 (1.27%) Ethernet
17 24 (1.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 576 (30.52%) SQL Server
2 104 (5.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 92 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 86 (4.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 81 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
6 66 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 60 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 59 (3.13%) Relational Database
9 54 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
10 53 (2.81%) NoSQL
11 52 (2.76%) MySQL
12 47 (2.49%) MS Access
13 40 (2.12%) MongoDB
14 29 (1.54%) RDBMS
15 28 (1.48%) EDRMS
15 28 (1.48%) Oracle Database
16 24 (1.27%) Big Data
17 23 (1.22%) IDOL
17 23 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
18 18 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 98 (5.19%) Visual Studio
2 61 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (1.43%) Selenium
4 16 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
5 12 (0.64%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.58%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 9 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (0.42%) MSI
8 8 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (0.37%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.37%) JIRA
10 6 (0.32%) StarTeam
10 6 (0.32%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (0.26%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.21%) PeopleTools
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.16%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.16%) MSBuild
14 2 (0.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 262 (13.88%) Finance
2 175 (9.27%) Telecoms
3 95 (5.03%) Retail
3 95 (5.03%) Marketing
4 28 (1.48%) Legal
5 21 (1.11%) Advertising
5 21 (1.11%) German Language
6 20 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.01%) Banking
7 19 (1.01%) French Language
8 17 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (0.69%) Back Office
10 8 (0.42%) Games
10 8 (0.42%) Billing
11 7 (0.37%) Local Government
11 7 (0.37%) Publishing
12 6 (0.32%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.32%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.26%) Electronics
13 5 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 348 (18.44%) Developer
2 279 (14.79%) Support Engineer
3 222 (11.76%) Analyst
4 150 (7.95%) Consultant
5 116 (6.15%) Architect
5 116 (6.15%) .NET Developer
6 109 (5.78%) Technical Support
7 95 (5.03%) C# Developer
8 82 (4.35%) Software Developer
9 81 (4.29%) Administrator
10 78 (4.13%) Support Analyst
10 78 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
11 74 (3.92%) Junior
11 74 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
12 71 (3.76%) Web Developer
13 70 (3.71%) Software Engineer
13 70 (3.71%) Technical Engineer
14 63 (3.34%) Project Manager
15 59 (3.13%) Technical Support Engineer
16 58 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 394 (20.88%) .NET
2 259 (13.73%) ASP.NET
3 238 (12.61%) HTML
4 186 (9.86%) CSS
5 132 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 124 (6.57%) Web Services
7 118 (6.25%) jQuery
8 113 (5.99%) XML
9 81 (4.29%) WCF
10 71 (3.76%) WPF
11 69 (3.66%) Ajax
12 66 (3.50%) HTML5
13 65 (3.44%) .NET Framework
14 57 (3.02%) JSON
15 52 (2.76%) SOAP
16 41 (2.17%) AngularJS
17 38 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web API
18 37 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
19 31 (1.64%) CSS3
20 30 (1.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 172 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (4.98%) Computer Science
3 68 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 60 (3.18%) Clustering
5 55 (2.91%) Blackberry
6 53 (2.81%) Open Source
7 40 (2.12%) Mobile App
8 33 (1.75%) Statistics
9 28 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.48%) Social Media
10 22 (1.17%) PMI
11 19 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 18 (0.95%) Visualisation
13 17 (0.90%) Mathematics
14 16 (0.85%) PKI
14 16 (0.85%) Replication
15 13 (0.69%) User Experience
15 13 (0.69%) Performance Metrics
16 11 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
16 11 (0.58%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 851 (45.10%) Windows
2 279 (14.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 240 (12.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 239 (12.67%) Linux
5 205 (10.86%) Windows 7
6 138 (7.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 118 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 74 (3.92%) Windows 8
9 71 (3.76%) UNIX
10 41 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 36 (1.91%) Solaris
12 29 (1.54%) Android
13 27 (1.43%) Windows 2000
14 26 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
15 24 (1.27%) Apple iOS
16 23 (1.22%) CentOS
17 20 (1.06%) Windows Vista
18 11 (0.58%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.58%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.58%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (13.04%) ITIL
2 241 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (9.27%) MVC
4 173 (9.17%) Project Management
5 163 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
6 146 (7.74%) Migration
7 102 (5.41%) Software Engineering
8 87 (4.61%) PRINCE2
9 86 (4.56%) OO
10 84 (4.45%) Scrum
11 81 (4.29%) Web Development
12 80 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
13 75 (3.97%) Time Management
14 72 (3.82%) Service Delivery
15 70 (3.71%) Mentoring
16 63 (3.34%) Incident Management
17 59 (3.13%) Service Management
18 56 (2.97%) Coaching
19 53 (2.81%) Data Analysis
20 51 (2.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 587 (31.11%) SQL
2 355 (18.81%) C#
3 216 (11.45%) JavaScript
4 134 (7.10%) PowerShell
5 71 (3.76%) T-SQL
6 59 (3.13%) Java
7 48 (2.54%) PHP
8 45 (2.38%) VBScript
9 40 (2.12%) C++
10 39 (2.07%) Perl
11 35 (1.85%) VB.NET
12 29 (1.54%) VB
13 24 (1.27%) Python
13 24 (1.27%) Bash Shell
14 21 (1.11%) C
15 14 (0.74%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.37%) VBA
17 6 (0.32%) JAQL
18 5 (0.26%) TypeScript
19 4 (0.21%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 292 (15.47%) Degree
2 262 (13.88%) Security Cleared
3 225 (11.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 194 (10.28%) SC Cleared
5 156 (8.27%) DV Cleared
6 124 (6.57%) MCSE
7 95 (5.03%) MCP
8 87 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
9 71 (3.76%) CCNA
10 60 (3.18%) MCITP
11 50 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 50 (2.65%) PMI Certification
12 44 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
13 41 (2.17%) MCSA
14 36 (1.91%) ISTQB
15 32 (1.70%) PMP
16 31 (1.64%) CCNP
17 27 (1.43%) ISEB
17 27 (1.43%) MCTS
18 23 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (5.56%) QA
2 91 (4.82%) SLA
3 22 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.37%) COBIT
6 7 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.053%) GAMP
8 1 (0.053%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.053%) GPG13
8 1 (0.053%) PMBOK
System Software
1 491 (26.02%) Active Directory
2 299 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 192 (10.17%) Hyper-V
4 51 (2.70%) vSphere
5 46 (2.44%) XenApp
6 42 (2.23%) ISA Server
7 39 (2.07%) VMware ESX
7 39 (2.07%) XenDesktop
8 36 (1.91%) Terminal Services
9 30 (1.59%) XenServer
10 23 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.58%) KVM
12 11 (0.58%) Firmware
13 9 (0.48%) vCloud
14 7 (0.37%) Terminal Server
14 7 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
17 3 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 165 (8.74%) SCCM
2 66 (3.50%) SCOM
3 57 (3.02%) NetBackup
4 56 (2.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 52 (2.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 45 (2.38%) WSUS
7 25 (1.32%) Backup Exec
8 20 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
9 15 (0.79%) EdgeSight
10 14 (0.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 12 (0.64%) Plesk
11 12 (0.64%) cPanel
11 12 (0.64%) Webmin
12 11 (0.58%) SCVMM
13 8 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 8 (0.42%) Netcool
14 7 (0.37%) HP SIM
15 6 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
15 6 (0.32%) Nagios
15 6 (0.32%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 373 (19.77%) VMware
2 258 (13.67%) HP
3 238 (12.61%) Cisco
4 206 (10.92%) Oracle
5 174 (9.22%) Citrix
6 78 (4.13%) Red Hat
7 76 (4.03%) Symantec
8 55 (2.91%) Juniper
9 54 (2.86%) Veritas
10 50 (2.65%) IBM
11 49 (2.60%) Dell
12 47 (2.49%) EMC
13 45 (2.38%) McAfee
14 39 (2.07%) Fujitsu
15 37 (1.96%) Sophos
16 34 (1.80%) Meridio
16 34 (1.80%) NetApp
17 32 (1.70%) CheckPoint
18 30 (1.59%) SAP
19 28 (1.48%) Veeam
Reading, Berkshire
CBS butler
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Centric Resource
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum 27 days + Bank Hols, Medical,Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Klarion Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus bonuses and car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Great bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Windsor, Berkshire
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum £45-55k+
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life Ass &25 days
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago