The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 75 89 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 13.84% 21.76% 30.46%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 34.10% 40.59%
Number of salaries quoted 49 61 77
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £54,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Vendors Category
Bracknell
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
300 261 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 55.35% 63.81% 75.05%
Number of salaries quoted 184 134 157
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bracknell region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Bracknell

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bracknell

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bracknell 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.

1 142 (69.27%) Windows
2 94 (45.85%) MS Excel
3 93 (45.37%) SQL
4 91 (44.39%) Security Cleared
5 87 (42.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 85 (41.46%) SC Cleared
7 84 (40.98%) Active Directory
8 77 (37.56%) VMware
9 70 (34.15%) DV Cleared
10 69 (33.66%) Finance
11 67 (32.68%) VMware Infrastructure
12 53 (25.85%) Citrix
13 51 (24.88%) SQL Server
13 51 (24.88%) Telecoms
14 47 (22.93%) Incident Management
14 47 (22.93%) PowerShell
14 47 (22.93%) Fujitsu
15 46 (22.44%) DNS
16 45 (21.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 45 (21.95%) Retail
17 44 (21.46%) Coaching
18 42 (20.49%) DHCP
18 42 (20.49%) HP
19 41 (20.00%) SCCM
20 40 (19.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
21 39 (19.02%) IIS
22 36 (17.56%) NetBackup
22 36 (17.56%) Statistics
22 36 (17.56%) SharePoint
22 36 (17.56%) Veritas

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bracknell 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 39 (19.02%) IIS
2 36 (17.56%) SharePoint
3 35 (17.07%) MS Exchange
4 28 (13.66%) Apache
4 28 (13.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 15 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (6.34%) Live Communications Server
7 12 (5.85%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (2.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.95%) ArcGIS
12 4 (1.95%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.98%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.49%) Lync
14 1 (0.49%) GroupWise
14 1 (0.49%) JBoss
14 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 94 (45.85%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.24%) MS Office
3 14 (6.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.41%) MS Project
5 2 (0.98%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.93%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 46 (22.44%) DNS
2 42 (20.49%) DHCP
3 21 (10.24%) Internet
4 19 (9.27%) SAN
5 10 (4.88%) LAN
5 10 (4.88%) WAN
6 8 (3.90%) Firewall
7 7 (3.41%) TCP/IP
8 6 (2.93%) Wireshark
8 6 (2.93%) iSCSI
8 6 (2.93%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.49%) Network Security
10 1 (0.49%) VPN
10 1 (0.49%) FTP
10 1 (0.49%) HTTP
10 1 (0.49%) POP3
10 1 (0.49%) SMTP
10 1 (0.49%) Wireless
10 1 (0.49%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (24.88%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.66%) EDRMS
2 28 (13.66%) IDOL
3 11 (5.37%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.37%) RDBMS
4 10 (4.88%) MS Access
5 9 (4.39%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.93%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (2.93%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.46%) MySQL
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (7.80%) Selenium
2 3 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.46%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.98%) MSI
4 1 (0.49%) JIRA
4 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
General
1 69 (33.66%) Finance
2 51 (24.88%) Telecoms
3 45 (21.95%) Retail
4 7 (3.41%) Marketing
5 6 (2.93%) Legal
6 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.98%) German Language
6 2 (0.98%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.49%) French Language
Job Titles
1 90 (43.90%) Support Engineer
2 37 (18.05%) 2nd Line Support
3 36 (17.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 26 (12.68%) 3rd Line Support
4 26 (12.68%) Technical Support
5 22 (10.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 15 (7.32%) Technical Support Engineer
6 15 (7.32%) Technical Engineer
6 15 (7.32%) QA Engineer
7 14 (6.83%) Architect
8 11 (5.37%) Software Engineer
9 10 (4.88%) Web Support Engineer
9 10 (4.88%) Web Engineer
10 8 (3.90%) Consultant
10 8 (3.90%) Analyst
11 7 (3.41%) Developer
11 7 (3.41%) Quality Engineer
11 7 (3.41%) Messaging Engineer
12 6 (2.93%) Customer Services Manager
12 6 (2.93%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.68%) .NET
2 17 (8.29%) Web Services
3 12 (5.85%) HTML
4 10 (4.88%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.39%) XML
6 8 (3.90%) .NET Framework
7 7 (3.41%) jQuery
8 6 (2.93%) CSS
9 5 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (2.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (1.95%) HTML5
10 4 (1.95%) WCF
10 4 (1.95%) Ajax
11 3 (1.46%) ODBC
11 3 (1.46%) JSON
11 3 (1.46%) COM
11 3 (1.46%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (1.46%) LINQ
12 2 (0.98%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.56%) Statistics
2 22 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (5.37%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.39%) Clustering
6 7 (3.41%) Thin Client
6 7 (3.41%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.44%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.44%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.44%) User Experience
7 5 (2.44%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (1.95%) PKI
9 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.49%) DTV
10 1 (0.49%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.49%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.49%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 142 (69.27%) Windows
2 87 (42.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (12.20%) Windows 2000 Server
5 24 (11.71%) Windows 7
6 23 (11.22%) Windows XP
7 16 (7.80%) Linux
8 12 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (4.39%) Solaris
9 9 (4.39%) UNIX
10 4 (1.95%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (22.93%) Incident Management
2 44 (21.46%) Coaching
3 34 (16.59%) Time Management
4 31 (15.12%) Software Deployment
5 30 (14.63%) Software Distribution
6 29 (14.15%) Mentoring
6 29 (14.15%) Release Management
7 26 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (11.71%) ITIL
9 21 (10.24%) Scrum
10 15 (7.32%) Software Testing
11 13 (6.34%) Automation Testing
12 12 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (5.37%) Project Management
14 10 (4.88%) ETL
15 9 (4.39%) Service Delivery
15 9 (4.39%) Validation
15 9 (4.39%) Software Engineering
15 9 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (3.90%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (45.37%) SQL
2 47 (22.93%) PowerShell
3 26 (12.68%) C#
4 11 (5.37%) VBScript
5 10 (4.88%) VB
6 7 (3.41%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.44%) C
8 4 (1.95%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.46%) JAQL
10 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.49%) C++
10 1 (0.49%) Java
10 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.49%) X++
Qualifications
1 91 (44.39%) Security Cleared
2 85 (41.46%) SC Cleared
3 70 (34.15%) DV Cleared
4 27 (13.17%) Degree
5 15 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (7.32%) ISTQB
6 8 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.93%) CCA
7 6 (2.93%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (2.44%) MCP
8 5 (2.44%) VCP4
9 4 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.95%) MCTS
10 3 (1.46%) PMP
10 3 (1.46%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.46%) OCA
10 3 (1.46%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (1.46%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.49%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.80%) SLA
1 16 (7.80%) QA
2 4 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.98%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.98%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 84 (40.98%) Active Directory
2 67 (32.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (16.59%) Hyper-V
4 28 (13.66%) ISA Server
5 8 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (3.41%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.41%) XenApp
7 6 (2.93%) XenServer
7 6 (2.93%) Terminal Services
8 5 (2.44%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.44%) vSphere
9 4 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 45 (21.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 41 (20.00%) SCCM
3 40 (19.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 36 (17.56%) NetBackup
5 28 (13.66%) SCOM
6 8 (3.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 7 (3.41%) Netcool
7 7 (3.41%) Unicenter
8 6 (2.93%) EdgeSight
9 4 (1.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.49%) SCSM
10 1 (0.49%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 77 (37.56%) VMware
2 53 (25.85%) Citrix
3 47 (22.93%) Fujitsu
4 42 (20.49%) HP
5 36 (17.56%) Veritas
6 35 (17.07%) Meridio
7 31 (15.12%) McAfee
7 31 (15.12%) Sophos
8 30 (14.63%) Oracle
9 24 (11.71%) Cisco
10 9 (4.39%) Symantec
11 8 (3.90%) EMC
11 8 (3.90%) Sun
11 8 (3.90%) Business Objects
11 8 (3.90%) SAP
12 7 (3.41%) Adobe
13 6 (2.93%) IBM
13 6 (2.93%) Juniper
13 6 (2.93%) AppSense
14 5 (2.44%) TIBCO
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