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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 788 1123 962
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.50% 19.18% 17.52%
As % of the Vendors category 31.04% 37.80% 33.96%
Number of salaries quoted 660 789 779
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
2539 2971 2833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.94% 50.73% 51.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1873 2031 2076
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -5 297 £42,500 +6.25% 68
Slough -5 97 £45,000 +14.64% 14
Bracknell +2 86 £39,000 +4.00% 5
Newbury -2 63 £37,500 +21.95% 5
Maidenhead +14 62 £43,250 -13.50% 7
Wokingham -12 22 £55,000 +83.33% 2
Windsor +7 12 £47,500 +53.22%
Hungerford +4 7 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Thatcham - 2 £22,500 -
Ascot - 1 £23,000 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 658 (40.95%) Windows
2 643 (40.01%) MS Excel
3 510 (31.74%) SQL Server
4 455 (28.31%) SQL
5 388 (24.14%) Active Directory
6 356 (22.15%) .NET
7 339 (21.10%) C#
8 332 (20.66%) VMware
9 288 (17.92%) ITIL
10 256 (15.93%) JavaScript
11 253 (15.74%) MS Office
12 252 (15.68%) HTML
13 237 (14.75%) ASP.NET
14 227 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
15 226 (14.06%) Degree
16 220 (13.69%) Cisco
17 215 (13.38%) CSS
18 212 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
19 210 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
20 205 (12.76%) MS Exchange
21 193 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
22 182 (11.33%) Linux
23 181 (11.26%) Windows Server 2012
24 168 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
25 165 (10.27%) jQuery
26 164 (10.21%) TCP/IP
27 159 (9.89%) Hyper-V
27 159 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
28 158 (9.83%) MVC
29 149 (9.27%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 205 (12.76%) MS Exchange
2 142 (8.84%) SharePoint
3 134 (8.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 97 (6.04%) Lync
5 72 (4.48%) IIS
6 67 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 38 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 32 (1.99%) CMS
9 25 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
10 22 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
11 21 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
12 17 (1.06%) Umbraco
13 16 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
13 16 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 15 (0.93%) Lotus Domino
14 15 (0.93%) Apache
15 12 (0.75%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.62%) Node.js
Applications
1 643 (40.01%) MS Excel
2 253 (15.74%) MS Office
3 59 (3.67%) MS Visio
4 57 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (1.93%) MS Project
6 17 (1.06%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.68%) PowerPivot
8 10 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.31%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.19%) InDesign
11 2 (0.12%) XMetaL
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.12%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.062%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.062%) SPSS
12 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.062%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 46 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.12%) Agresso
8 1 (0.062%) Lawson
8 1 (0.062%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.062%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.062%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.062%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.062%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.062%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.062%) SAP CCM
8 1 (0.062%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 93 (5.79%) Office 365
2 77 (4.79%) SaaS
3 67 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.81%) PaaS
6 9 (0.56%) Mimecast
7 8 (0.50%) IaaS
7 8 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (0.31%) Yammer
8 5 (0.31%) GitHub
9 4 (0.25%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.25%) SmartFocus
10 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.062%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 164 (10.21%) TCP/IP
2 136 (8.46%) DNS
3 127 (7.90%) Firewall
4 108 (6.72%) LAN
5 107 (6.66%) WAN
6 102 (6.35%) DHCP
7 83 (5.16%) SAN
8 69 (4.29%) Internet
9 58 (3.61%) VPN
10 52 (3.24%) VoIP
11 38 (2.36%) Unified Communications
12 35 (2.18%) iSCSI
13 19 (1.18%) NetScaler
14 18 (1.12%) Wireless
15 17 (1.06%) VLAN
15 17 (1.06%) NAS
15 17 (1.06%) Network Security
16 16 (1.00%) HTTP
17 14 (0.87%) H.323
18 13 (0.81%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 510 (31.74%) SQL Server
2 148 (9.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 127 (7.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 101 (6.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 86 (5.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 85 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
7 51 (3.17%) Relational Database
8 47 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 42 (2.61%) Oracle Database
10 37 (2.30%) MySQL
11 34 (2.12%) NoSQL
12 27 (1.68%) Big Data
13 25 (1.56%) MS Access
14 24 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
15 23 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
16 19 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
17 18 (1.12%) QlikView
17 18 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
18 16 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
18 16 (1.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 85 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 75 (4.67%) Visual Studio
3 27 (1.68%) JIRA
4 19 (1.18%) Selenium
5 13 (0.81%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.62%) Subversion
7 7 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (0.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 6 (0.37%) WebDriver
8 6 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
8 6 (0.37%) HP UFT
9 5 (0.31%) Axure RP
9 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.25%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.25%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.25%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.19%) ERwin
11 3 (0.19%) ReSharper
11 3 (0.19%) SpecFlow
General
1 143 (8.90%) Finance
2 103 (6.41%) Marketing
3 91 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 87 (5.41%) Retail
5 41 (2.55%) Advertising
6 40 (2.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 28 (1.74%) French Language
8 24 (1.49%) Italian Language
9 22 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.00%) German Language
11 15 (0.93%) Legal
12 14 (0.87%) Back Office
12 14 (0.87%) Spanish Language
12 14 (0.87%) Banking
13 13 (0.81%) Multimedia
14 9 (0.56%) Electronics
15 8 (0.50%) Law
16 7 (0.44%) Billing
17 6 (0.37%) Publishing
17 6 (0.37%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 351 (21.84%) Developer
2 217 (13.50%) Support Engineer
3 184 (11.45%) Analyst
4 140 (8.71%) .NET Developer
5 126 (7.84%) Architect
6 92 (5.72%) Consultant
7 89 (5.54%) C# Developer
8 82 (5.10%) Administrator
9 72 (4.48%) Technical Support
9 72 (4.48%) Technical Engineer
10 70 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 70 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
11 59 (3.67%) ASP.NET Developer
12 58 (3.61%) Senior Developer
13 55 (3.42%) Software Developer
14 54 (3.36%) Support Analyst
15 49 (3.05%) Project Manager
15 49 (3.05%) Technical Support Engineer
16 47 (2.92%) 3rd Line Support
17 45 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (22.15%) .NET
2 252 (15.68%) HTML
3 237 (14.75%) ASP.NET
4 215 (13.38%) CSS
5 165 (10.27%) jQuery
6 104 (6.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 92 (5.72%) HTML5
8 91 (5.66%) XML
9 82 (5.10%) Web Services
10 67 (4.17%) WCF
10 67 (4.17%) AngularJS
11 65 (4.04%) CSS3
12 64 (3.98%) .NET Framework
13 62 (3.86%) MDX
14 55 (3.42%) Ajax
15 43 (2.68%) Entity Framework
16 39 (2.43%) ASP.NET Web API
17 37 (2.30%) SOAP
18 28 (1.74%) COM
19 25 (1.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 159 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (6.29%) Data Centre
3 82 (5.10%) Computer Science
4 52 (3.24%) Management Information System
5 37 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
5 37 (2.30%) User Experience
6 24 (1.49%) Clustering
7 23 (1.43%) Client/Server
8 19 (1.18%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.12%) Data Integration
9 18 (1.12%) Mathematics
9 18 (1.12%) Blackberry
10 16 (1.00%) Social Media
11 13 (0.81%) FMCG
12 11 (0.68%) GIS
13 10 (0.62%) NHS
13 10 (0.62%) N-Tier
13 10 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.56%) Visualisation
14 9 (0.56%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 658 (40.95%) Windows
2 212 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 182 (11.33%) Linux
4 181 (11.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 149 (9.27%) Windows 7
6 148 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 86 (5.35%) Windows 8
8 70 (4.36%) UNIX
9 67 (4.17%) Windows XP
10 53 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (1.18%) Android
12 16 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 16 (1.00%) Solaris
12 16 (1.00%) Windows 2000
13 14 (0.87%) Windows Vista
14 9 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.50%) CentOS
16 4 (0.25%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (17.92%) ITIL
2 227 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
4 158 (9.83%) MVC
5 123 (7.65%) Project Management
6 90 (5.60%) Scrum
7 86 (5.35%) Time Management
7 86 (5.35%) SDLC
8 78 (4.85%) ETL
9 74 (4.60%) Service Management
10 71 (4.42%) CRM
10 71 (4.42%) Software Engineering
11 70 (4.36%) Migration
12 68 (4.23%) PRINCE2
13 49 (3.05%) TDD
13 49 (3.05%) Web Development
14 48 (2.99%) Mentoring
14 48 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
15 47 (2.92%) OO
16 43 (2.68%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 455 (28.31%) SQL
2 339 (21.10%) C#
3 256 (15.93%) JavaScript
4 124 (7.72%) T-SQL
5 73 (4.54%) Java
6 70 (4.36%) VB.NET
7 66 (4.11%) PowerShell
8 42 (2.61%) Perl
9 41 (2.55%) PHP
10 34 (2.12%) Python
11 32 (1.99%) C++
12 23 (1.43%) VB
13 20 (1.24%) C
14 19 (1.18%) Bash Shell
15 18 (1.12%) TypeScript
16 16 (1.00%) Ruby
16 16 (1.00%) VBScript
17 9 (0.56%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.37%) F#
19 4 (0.25%) JAQL
Qualifications
1 226 (14.06%) Degree
2 193 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 128 (7.97%) Security Cleared
4 92 (5.72%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (5.60%) SC Cleared
6 87 (5.41%) MCSE
7 73 (4.54%) MCP
8 71 (4.42%) CCNA
9 58 (3.61%) MCITP
10 56 (3.48%) DV Cleared
11 39 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
12 37 (2.30%) A+ Certification
13 35 (2.18%) ISEB
14 34 (2.12%) MCSA
15 33 (2.05%) CCNP
16 30 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 26 (1.62%) ISTQB
18 23 (1.43%) MCTS
19 21 (1.31%) PMI Certification
20 19 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (7.28%) SLA
2 80 (4.98%) QA
3 16 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.50%) COBIT
5 8 (0.50%) GAMP
6 6 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.062%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.062%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.062%) P3O
System Software
1 388 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 210 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (9.89%) Hyper-V
4 76 (4.73%) vSphere
5 68 (4.23%) VMware ESX
6 51 (3.17%) XenApp
7 43 (2.68%) Terminal Services
8 27 (1.68%) XenDesktop
9 25 (1.56%) XenServer
10 21 (1.31%) vCloud
11 19 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.50%) Firmware
16 7 (0.44%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 6 (0.37%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.37%) KVM
18 5 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 111 (6.91%) SCCM
2 54 (3.36%) SCOM
3 27 (1.68%) WSUS
4 23 (1.43%) Backup Exec
4 23 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
5 16 (1.00%) HP SIM
5 16 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
6 12 (0.75%) EdgeSight
7 11 (0.68%) NetBackup
7 11 (0.68%) Puppet
8 10 (0.62%) SCVMM
9 9 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
10 7 (0.44%) Nagios
10 7 (0.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 7 (0.44%) SCSM
11 6 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
11 6 (0.37%) ARCserve
11 6 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 332 (20.66%) VMware
2 220 (13.69%) Cisco
3 145 (9.02%) HP
4 126 (7.84%) Citrix
5 117 (7.28%) Oracle
6 68 (4.23%) Dell
7 65 (4.04%) Red Hat
8 51 (3.17%) Symantec
9 47 (2.92%) IBM
10 46 (2.86%) Juniper
11 30 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
11 30 (1.87%) NetApp
12 25 (1.56%) EMC
12 25 (1.56%) Sitecore
13 22 (1.37%) SAP
14 20 (1.24%) Apple
15 19 (1.18%) Lumension
16 18 (1.12%) Adobe
16 18 (1.12%) McAfee
17 17 (1.06%) SolarWinds
Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Network ITR
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 per annum + 24 Days holiday and annual bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: £29000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £3000 - £35000 per annum + OTE £45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: £42000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £190 - £250 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 45000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + plus superb benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago