The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Berkshire region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1137 1108 1043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.33% 20.82% 16.80%
As % of the Vendors category 39.05% 35.44% 34.00%
Number of salaries quoted 910 899 926
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2912 3126 3068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.50% 58.73% 49.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2101 2337 2574
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +3 519 £44,000 +10.00% 62
Bracknell +2 113 £42,500 +25.00% 3
Slough 0 103 £41,500 -2.35% 13
Maidenhead +3 89 £45,000 - 9
Newbury -9 46 £40,500 +35.00% 6
Wokingham -6 35 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Thatcham 0 6 £25,000 -23.07%
Ascot - 6 £40,000 -
Windsor -6 5 £42,500 -10.52%
Hungerford +7 2 £48,750 +45.52%
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 931 (41.64%) Windows
2 874 (39.09%) MS Excel
3 737 (32.96%) SQL Server
4 684 (30.59%) SQL
5 626 (28.00%) .NET
6 510 (22.81%) C#
7 500 (22.36%) Active Directory
8 431 (19.28%) VMware
9 375 (16.77%) ASP.NET
10 352 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 341 (15.25%) MS Exchange
12 329 (14.71%) HTML
13 327 (14.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 327 (14.62%) Degree
14 310 (13.86%) Windows Server 2003
15 303 (13.55%) JavaScript
16 302 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
17 293 (13.10%) SharePoint
18 283 (12.66%) Linux
19 273 (12.21%) MS Office
20 256 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
21 255 (11.40%) Finance
22 243 (10.87%) Firewall
23 242 (10.82%) Telecoms
24 226 (10.11%) Cisco
24 226 (10.11%) Security Cleared
25 218 (9.75%) IIS
26 213 (9.53%) SQL Server 2008
27 204 (9.12%) Citrix
28 203 (9.08%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 341 (15.25%) MS Exchange
2 293 (13.10%) SharePoint
3 218 (9.75%) IIS
4 179 (8.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 147 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 140 (6.26%) Lync
7 111 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 87 (3.89%) SharePoint Server
9 80 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 78 (3.49%) SharePoint 2010
11 67 (3.00%) Apache
12 59 (2.64%) CMS
13 48 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
14 37 (1.65%) WordPress
15 36 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
16 32 (1.43%) Drupal
17 29 (1.30%) Alfresco
18 23 (1.03%) nginx
19 22 (0.98%) Tomcat
20 21 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 874 (39.09%) MS Excel
2 273 (12.21%) MS Office
3 67 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 58 (2.59%) MS Project
5 53 (2.37%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.94%) InfoPath
7 17 (0.76%) OmniGraffle
8 9 (0.40%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.27%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.18%) InDesign
13 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 124 (5.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 27 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.27%) Sage 200
7 5 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.22%) SiteCatalyst
8 4 (0.18%) Magento
8 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.13%) Exchequer
9 3 (0.13%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.089%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.089%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.045%) SAP MM
11 1 (0.045%) Temenos T24
11 1 (0.045%) SalesLogix
11 1 (0.045%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 52 (2.33%) Office 365
2 47 (2.10%) SaaS
3 42 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (0.67%) IaaS
4 15 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.36%) PaaS
7 7 (0.31%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 243 (10.87%) Firewall
2 195 (8.72%) TCP/IP
3 163 (7.29%) DNS
4 161 (7.20%) Internet
5 132 (5.90%) SAN
6 112 (5.01%) LAN
7 111 (4.96%) WAN
8 107 (4.79%) DHCP
9 90 (4.03%) VPN
10 66 (2.95%) VoIP
11 58 (2.59%) Wireless
11 58 (2.59%) Unified Communications
12 45 (2.01%) FTP
13 44 (1.97%) LDAP
14 41 (1.83%) Network Security
15 40 (1.79%) VLAN
16 36 (1.61%) MPLS
17 33 (1.48%) HTTP
18 31 (1.39%) Ethernet
18 31 (1.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 737 (32.96%) SQL Server
2 213 (9.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 147 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
4 146 (6.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 120 (5.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 113 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 111 (4.96%) Relational Database
8 110 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 92 (4.11%) MySQL
10 55 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 49 (2.19%) RDBMS
12 37 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
13 28 (1.25%) OLAP
14 24 (1.07%) Oracle Database
15 18 (0.81%) MS Access
15 18 (0.81%) Star Schema
16 16 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 16 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
17 14 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
18 11 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 145 (6.48%) Visual Studio
2 79 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (2.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 26 (1.16%) Selenium
5 19 (0.85%) Dreamweaver
6 18 (0.81%) Subversion
7 12 (0.54%) JIRA
8 11 (0.49%) Jenkins
8 11 (0.49%) Git (software)
9 10 (0.45%) NUnit
9 10 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (0.40%) Moq
11 8 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
12 6 (0.27%) TestComplete
13 5 (0.22%) MSTest
14 4 (0.18%) Mercurial
14 4 (0.18%) Axure RP
14 4 (0.18%) QAComplete
14 4 (0.18%) StarTeam
General
1 255 (11.40%) Finance
2 242 (10.82%) Telecoms
3 133 (5.95%) Retail
4 97 (4.34%) Marketing
5 49 (2.19%) German Language
6 30 (1.34%) Banking
7 27 (1.21%) Legal
8 23 (1.03%) French Language
9 21 (0.94%) Automotive
10 20 (0.89%) Advertising
11 17 (0.76%) Manufacturing
12 15 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.45%) Interactive Media
14 6 (0.27%) Billing
14 6 (0.27%) Electronics
15 5 (0.22%) Publishing
15 5 (0.22%) Local Government
16 4 (0.18%) Games
16 4 (0.18%) Military
16 4 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 504 (22.54%) Developer
2 244 (10.91%) Consultant
2 244 (10.91%) Support Engineer
3 193 (8.63%) Analyst
4 146 (6.53%) .NET Developer
5 144 (6.44%) Architect
6 101 (4.52%) Administrator
7 93 (4.16%) Technical Support
8 92 (4.11%) Support Analyst
9 88 (3.94%) C# Developer
10 82 (3.67%) Software Developer
11 77 (3.44%) C# .NET Developer
12 76 (3.40%) Technical Engineer
13 74 (3.31%) ASP.NET Developer
14 72 (3.22%) Junior
15 71 (3.18%) Senior Developer
16 70 (3.13%) Technical Support Engineer
17 65 (2.91%) Microsoft Consultant
18 64 (2.86%) Development Manager
18 64 (2.86%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 626 (28.00%) .NET
2 375 (16.77%) ASP.NET
3 329 (14.71%) HTML
4 203 (9.08%) CSS
5 198 (8.86%) jQuery
6 161 (7.20%) XML
7 139 (6.22%) Ajax
8 121 (5.41%) WCF
9 112 (5.01%) Web Services
10 109 (4.87%) .NET Framework
11 104 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
12 76 (3.40%) HTML5
13 59 (2.64%) WPF
14 51 (2.28%) COM
15 42 (1.88%) Windows SharePoint Services
15 42 (1.88%) LINQ
16 41 (1.83%) XSLT
17 31 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 28 (1.25%) Silverlight
19 24 (1.07%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 80 (3.58%) Management Information System
1 80 (3.58%) Computer Science
2 62 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
3 60 (2.68%) Clustering
4 43 (1.92%) Mathematics
5 41 (1.83%) Blackberry
6 40 (1.79%) Client/Server
7 38 (1.70%) Replication
8 30 (1.34%) Social Media
9 29 (1.30%) Open Source
10 28 (1.25%) Visualisation
11 26 (1.16%) PKI
12 25 (1.12%) iPhone
12 25 (1.12%) FMCG
13 23 (1.03%) Statistics
14 22 (0.98%) Physics
15 21 (0.94%) Smartphone
16 19 (0.85%) GIS
17 18 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
17 18 (0.81%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 931 (41.64%) Windows
2 352 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 310 (13.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 283 (12.66%) Linux
5 147 (6.57%) UNIX
6 128 (5.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 108 (4.83%) Windows 7
8 105 (4.70%) Windows XP
9 48 (2.15%) Solaris
10 43 (1.92%) Windows 8
11 39 (1.74%) Android
12 32 (1.43%) CentOS
13 29 (1.30%) Ubuntu
14 28 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 25 (1.12%) Windows Vista
16 24 (1.07%) Windows 2000
17 17 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
18 16 (0.72%) Apple iOS
19 13 (0.58%) Windows Phone
20 9 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
2 178 (7.96%) ITIL
2 178 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (7.92%) MVC
4 156 (6.98%) CRM
5 152 (6.80%) Project Management
6 127 (5.68%) ETL
7 121 (5.41%) Migration
8 110 (4.92%) Time Management
9 104 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 104 (4.65%) Software Engineering
10 90 (4.03%) Scrum
10 90 (4.03%) Web Development
11 87 (3.89%) Service Delivery
12 73 (3.26%) OO
13 69 (3.09%) Performance Tuning
14 65 (2.91%) Data Modelling
15 64 (2.86%) PRINCE2
15 64 (2.86%) TDD
16 60 (2.68%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 684 (30.59%) SQL
2 510 (22.81%) C#
3 303 (13.55%) JavaScript
4 176 (7.87%) T-SQL
5 90 (4.03%) PHP
6 89 (3.98%) Java
6 89 (3.98%) VB.NET
7 79 (3.53%) C++
8 66 (2.95%) PowerShell
9 51 (2.28%) Perl
10 48 (2.15%) Python
11 31 (1.39%) VB
12 28 (1.25%) C
13 20 (0.89%) Bash Shell
14 16 (0.72%) VBScript
15 15 (0.67%) Ruby
16 14 (0.63%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.54%) VC++
17 12 (0.54%) VBA
18 8 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 327 (14.62%) Microsoft Certification
1 327 (14.62%) Degree
2 226 (10.11%) Security Cleared
3 183 (8.18%) MCSE
4 156 (6.98%) SC Cleared
5 131 (5.86%) Cisco Certification
6 127 (5.68%) MCITP
7 123 (5.50%) MCP
8 88 (3.94%) MCSA
8 88 (3.94%) CCNA
9 78 (3.49%) DV Cleared
10 77 (3.44%) MCTS
11 75 (3.35%) CCNP
12 31 (1.39%) ISEB
13 29 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 22 (0.98%) CCVP
15 20 (0.89%) CCIE
16 18 (0.81%) ISTQB
17 17 (0.76%) Microsoft Certified Master
18 15 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (4.79%) SLA
2 69 (3.09%) QA
3 21 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.40%) GAMP
7 5 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.18%) GPG13
9 2 (0.089%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.089%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.045%) GLP
10 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 500 (22.36%) Active Directory
2 302 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (8.41%) Hyper-V
4 77 (3.44%) XenApp
5 76 (3.40%) vSphere
6 60 (2.68%) VMware ESX
7 48 (2.15%) XenDesktop
8 47 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (1.34%) Xen
10 21 (0.94%) Terminal Services
11 20 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 15 (0.67%) ISA Server
14 10 (0.45%) vCloud
14 10 (0.45%) KVM
15 8 (0.36%) Terminal Server
16 7 (0.31%) XenServer
17 6 (0.27%) UAG
17 6 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
18 4 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 119 (5.32%) SCCM
2 96 (4.29%) SCOM
3 43 (1.92%) WSUS
4 37 (1.65%) ARCserve
5 35 (1.57%) EMC NetWorker
6 32 (1.43%) Legato
6 32 (1.43%) NetBackup
7 30 (1.34%) Plesk
8 27 (1.21%) Backup Exec
9 26 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
10 16 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 14 (0.63%) SCVMM
12 13 (0.58%) HP SIM
13 11 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
14 9 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
14 9 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 8 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
15 8 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 7 (0.31%) SCSM
16 7 (0.31%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 431 (19.28%) VMware
2 226 (10.11%) Cisco
3 204 (9.12%) Citrix
4 179 (8.01%) Oracle
5 129 (5.77%) HP
6 77 (3.44%) Fujitsu
6 77 (3.44%) SAP
7 65 (2.91%) EMC
7 65 (2.91%) Symantec
8 61 (2.73%) Red Hat
9 47 (2.10%) Veritas
10 46 (2.06%) NetApp
10 46 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
11 45 (2.01%) Cognos
12 43 (1.92%) Adobe
13 38 (1.70%) Business Objects
13 38 (1.70%) Sun
14 34 (1.52%) Juniper
15 30 (1.34%) IBM
16 28 (1.25%) F5
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per year + Pension, Medical and Life Assurance
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 to £65000 per annum - Pension, Medical and Life Assurance
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
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Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Propel
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25200 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Yoh Company
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + bonus
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Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum company pension, share holders schem
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EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum £30k basic & Excellent Benefits
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Halarose Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
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Reading, Berkshire
Halarose Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
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Resource Management
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 28,000 - 35,000 + excellent benefits and training
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £29000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago