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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 812 1006 1036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.04% 18.35% 19.30%
As % of the Vendors category 30.95% 36.97% 36.34%
Number of salaries quoted 627 732 865
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,357 £24,220 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
2624 2721 2851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 51.84% 49.64% 53.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1879 1920 2218
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -7 345 £37,500 -11.76% 47
Slough +4 113 £47,500 +22.58% 12
Bracknell +5 98 £40,586 -9.80% 5
Newbury -4 44 £42,500 +41.66% 8
Maidenhead -10 42 £42,500 -7.10% 4
Windsor +7 21 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Wokingham -2 17 £32,500 -11.56% 3
Ascot - 3 £37,000 -
Thatcham -1 2 - -
Hungerford - 2 £30,250 - 2
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 754 (42.65%) MS Excel
2 739 (41.80%) Windows
3 560 (31.67%) SQL Server
4 523 (29.58%) SQL
5 429 (24.26%) Active Directory
6 352 (19.91%) .NET
7 346 (19.57%) VMware
8 337 (19.06%) C#
9 316 (17.87%) MS Office
10 309 (17.48%) ITIL
11 267 (15.10%) Degree
12 258 (14.59%) HTML
13 253 (14.31%) VMware Infrastructure
14 247 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
15 242 (13.69%) JavaScript
16 238 (13.46%) ASP.NET
17 230 (13.01%) Linux
18 226 (12.78%) MS Exchange
18 226 (12.78%) Cisco
18 226 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
19 218 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
20 206 (11.65%) CSS
21 203 (11.48%) HP
22 200 (11.31%) Hyper-V
23 193 (10.92%) Security Cleared
23 193 (10.92%) TCP/IP
24 188 (10.63%) Business Intelligence
25 180 (10.18%) Windows 7
26 176 (9.95%) Windows Server 2003
27 175 (9.90%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 226 (12.78%) MS Exchange
2 159 (8.99%) SharePoint
3 131 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 118 (6.67%) Lync
5 96 (5.43%) IIS
6 56 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 41 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 35 (1.98%) Apache
9 31 (1.75%) CMS
10 29 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
11 27 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
12 25 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
12 25 (1.41%) Lotus Domino
13 23 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
14 21 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
15 18 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
16 16 (0.90%) WordPress
16 16 (0.90%) Umbraco
17 15 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 13 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 754 (42.65%) MS Excel
2 316 (17.87%) MS Office
3 60 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 59 (3.34%) MS Visio
5 41 (2.32%) MS Project
6 16 (0.90%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.28%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.23%) SPSS
8 4 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.23%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.17%) InDesign
9 3 (0.17%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.11%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.11%) XMetaL
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 31 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.23%) Agresso
5 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.11%) assyst
8 1 (0.057%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.057%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.057%) Scribe Insight
8 1 (0.057%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 92 (5.20%) Office 365
2 80 (4.52%) SaaS
3 63 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.02%) PaaS
6 10 (0.57%) Mimecast
7 8 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (0.34%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.28%) IaaS
10 4 (0.23%) SmartFocus
10 4 (0.23%) GitHub
11 1 (0.057%) Force.com
11 1 (0.057%) Yammer
11 1 (0.057%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 193 (10.92%) TCP/IP
2 155 (8.77%) DNS
3 146 (8.26%) Firewall
4 119 (6.73%) DHCP
5 107 (6.05%) SAN
6 98 (5.54%) LAN
7 91 (5.15%) WAN
8 85 (4.81%) Internet
9 67 (3.79%) VPN
10 62 (3.51%) VoIP
11 33 (1.87%) iSCSI
12 32 (1.81%) Unified Communications
13 30 (1.70%) HTTP
14 29 (1.64%) Wireless
15 24 (1.36%) NetScaler
16 23 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (1.30%) SSL
17 20 (1.13%) MPLS
18 19 (1.07%) NAS
19 16 (0.90%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 560 (31.67%) SQL Server
2 138 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 124 (7.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 90 (5.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 84 (4.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 81 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
7 56 (3.17%) Relational Database
8 53 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 53 (3.00%) MySQL
9 47 (2.66%) NoSQL
10 40 (2.26%) Big Data
10 40 (2.26%) MS Access
11 34 (1.92%) Oracle Database
12 31 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
13 29 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
14 24 (1.36%) MongoDB
15 22 (1.24%) RDBMS
16 16 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
16 16 (0.90%) QlikView
17 14 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 92 (5.20%) Visual Studio
2 86 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (0.85%) JIRA
4 13 (0.74%) Selenium
5 10 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (0.51%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.51%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
6 9 (0.51%) Subversion
7 7 (0.40%) HP UFT
8 6 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
9 5 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (0.28%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 5 (0.28%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.23%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.17%) T4 Templates
11 3 (0.17%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.11%) MSI
12 2 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
General
1 175 (9.90%) Finance
2 130 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 120 (6.79%) Marketing
4 86 (4.86%) Retail
5 44 (2.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 39 (2.21%) Advertising
7 30 (1.70%) French Language
8 23 (1.30%) German Language
9 19 (1.07%) Legal
10 18 (1.02%) Banking
10 18 (1.02%) Italian Language
11 16 (0.90%) Multimedia
11 16 (0.90%) Back Office
12 15 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.79%) Spanish Language
14 10 (0.57%) Billing
15 8 (0.45%) Law
16 6 (0.34%) Electronics
16 6 (0.34%) Publishing
16 6 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 361 (20.42%) Developer
2 243 (13.74%) Support Engineer
3 211 (11.93%) Analyst
4 140 (7.92%) Architect
5 128 (7.24%) .NET Developer
6 118 (6.67%) Consultant
7 106 (6.00%) C# Developer
8 96 (5.43%) Technical Support
9 83 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 76 (4.30%) Administrator
11 72 (4.07%) Technical Engineer
12 67 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 65 (3.68%) Support Analyst
13 65 (3.68%) Software Developer
14 58 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
15 55 (3.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 54 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
16 54 (3.05%) Software Engineer
16 54 (3.05%) Project Manager
16 54 (3.05%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 352 (19.91%) .NET
2 258 (14.59%) HTML
3 238 (13.46%) ASP.NET
4 206 (11.65%) CSS
5 148 (8.37%) jQuery
6 113 (6.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 109 (6.17%) XML
8 94 (5.32%) Web Services
9 82 (4.64%) WCF
10 68 (3.85%) HTML5
11 67 (3.79%) AngularJS
12 62 (3.51%) .NET Framework
12 62 (3.51%) MDX
13 60 (3.39%) Ajax
14 48 (2.71%) Entity Framework
14 48 (2.71%) SOAP
15 42 (2.38%) JSON
15 42 (2.38%) WPF
16 41 (2.32%) ASP.NET Web API
17 39 (2.21%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 161 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (6.33%) Data Centre
3 100 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 73 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 46 (2.60%) Clustering
6 31 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (1.64%) Mobile App
7 29 (1.64%) Client/Server
8 25 (1.41%) Blackberry
8 25 (1.41%) Mathematics
9 21 (1.19%) Social Media
9 21 (1.19%) Visualisation
10 16 (0.90%) User Experience
11 15 (0.85%) Statistics
12 14 (0.79%) Replication
13 12 (0.68%) Blog
13 12 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
14 11 (0.62%) Data Integration
14 11 (0.62%) N-Tier
14 11 (0.62%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 739 (41.80%) Windows
2 247 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 230 (13.01%) Linux
4 180 (10.18%) Windows 7
5 176 (9.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 174 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 103 (5.83%) Windows XP
8 92 (5.20%) Windows 8
9 66 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 57 (3.22%) UNIX
11 26 (1.47%) Android
12 24 (1.36%) CentOS
13 21 (1.19%) Windows 2000
14 15 (0.85%) Apple iOS
15 14 (0.79%) Windows Vista
16 13 (0.74%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.68%) Solaris
18 5 (0.28%) Ubuntu
19 4 (0.23%) Windows NT
19 4 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (17.48%) ITIL
2 218 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (10.63%) Business Intelligence
4 164 (9.28%) MVC
5 130 (7.35%) Project Management
6 107 (6.05%) Migration
7 86 (4.86%) Scrum
8 84 (4.75%) Software Engineering
9 74 (4.19%) Time Management
10 72 (4.07%) PRINCE2
11 71 (4.02%) Service Management
12 66 (3.73%) OO
13 65 (3.68%) CRM
13 65 (3.68%) Web Development
13 65 (3.68%) Analytics
14 61 (3.45%) Mentoring
15 60 (3.39%) SDLC
16 58 (3.28%) ETL
17 53 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
18 52 (2.94%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 523 (29.58%) SQL
2 337 (19.06%) C#
3 242 (13.69%) JavaScript
4 121 (6.84%) T-SQL
5 97 (5.49%) PowerShell
6 59 (3.34%) PHP
7 58 (3.28%) Java
8 47 (2.66%) VB.NET
9 41 (2.32%) Perl
10 40 (2.26%) C++
11 31 (1.75%) Python
12 29 (1.64%) VB
13 28 (1.58%) VBScript
14 21 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 15 (0.85%) C
16 12 (0.68%) Ruby
17 10 (0.57%) TypeScript
18 8 (0.45%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.34%) JAQL
19 6 (0.34%) F#
Qualifications
1 267 (15.10%) Degree
2 226 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 193 (10.92%) Security Cleared
4 132 (7.47%) SC Cleared
5 121 (6.84%) MCSE
6 107 (6.05%) MCP
7 103 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
8 90 (5.09%) DV Cleared
9 80 (4.52%) CCNA
10 68 (3.85%) MCITP
11 53 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 46 (2.60%) MCSA
12 46 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
13 35 (1.98%) PMI Certification
13 35 (1.98%) A+ Certification
14 31 (1.75%) MCTS
15 27 (1.53%) PMP
15 27 (1.53%) CCNP
16 26 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
16 26 (1.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (6.45%) SLA
2 100 (5.66%) QA
3 22 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.62%) COBIT
6 9 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.11%) GAMP
10 1 (0.057%) Data Quality
System Software
1 429 (24.26%) Active Directory
2 253 (14.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (11.31%) Hyper-V
4 67 (3.79%) vSphere
5 52 (2.94%) VMware ESX
6 50 (2.83%) XenApp
7 41 (2.32%) Terminal Services
8 35 (1.98%) XenDesktop
9 32 (1.81%) XenServer
10 23 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 22 (1.24%) vCloud
12 15 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (0.74%) KVM
14 12 (0.68%) ISA Server
15 11 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (0.62%) Firmware
16 10 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 5 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
19 4 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 133 (7.52%) SCCM
2 53 (3.00%) SCOM
3 50 (2.83%) WSUS
4 28 (1.58%) EMC NetWorker
5 20 (1.13%) NetBackup
5 20 (1.13%) Backup Exec
5 20 (1.13%) HP SIM
6 18 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 15 (0.85%) EdgeSight
8 13 (0.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 12 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
10 11 (0.62%) SCVMM
11 10 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 8 (0.45%) Puppet
12 8 (0.45%) SCSM
13 7 (0.40%) cPanel
13 7 (0.40%) Webmin
13 7 (0.40%) Plesk
13 7 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.40%) Nagios
Vendors
1 346 (19.57%) VMware
2 226 (12.78%) Cisco
3 203 (11.48%) HP
4 145 (8.20%) Oracle
5 130 (7.35%) Citrix
6 88 (4.98%) Red Hat
7 66 (3.73%) Juniper
8 64 (3.62%) Dell
9 61 (3.45%) Symantec
10 46 (2.60%) IBM
11 34 (1.92%) NetApp
12 30 (1.70%) EMC
13 28 (1.58%) Sitecore
14 26 (1.47%) Apple
14 26 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
15 24 (1.36%) Lumension
16 23 (1.30%) Tableau
16 23 (1.30%) SolarWinds
16 23 (1.30%) SAP
17 22 (1.24%) Business Objects
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