The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 116 94 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 22.52% 15.02% 22.36%
As % of the Vendors category 36.71% 33.94% 43.77%
Number of salaries quoted 109 83 119
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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 Slough region.

Vendors Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
316 277 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 61.36% 44.25% 51.09%
Number of salaries quoted 278 230 252
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,050 £31,450
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Slough

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Slough

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Slough region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Slough

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 70 (36.08%) MS Excel
2 69 (35.57%) Windows
2 69 (35.57%) SQL
3 67 (34.54%) SQL Server
4 66 (34.02%) .NET
5 57 (29.38%) C#
5 57 (29.38%) Cisco
6 47 (24.23%) HTML
7 46 (23.71%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (23.71%) VMware
8 45 (23.20%) ASP.NET
9 42 (21.65%) Degree
10 41 (21.13%) CCNA
11 39 (20.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 39 (20.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 38 (19.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 38 (19.59%) JavaScript
12 38 (19.59%) Firewall
13 36 (18.56%) IIS
13 36 (18.56%) MS Office
14 34 (17.53%) Web Services
15 33 (17.01%) XML
15 33 (17.01%) Microsoft Certification
15 33 (17.01%) VMware Infrastructure
16 32 (16.49%) SLA
17 31 (15.98%) MVC
18 29 (14.95%) CSS
18 29 (14.95%) jQuery
19 28 (14.43%) VPN
20 27 (13.92%) Multicast

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 36 (18.56%) IIS
2 26 (13.40%) SharePoint
3 24 (12.37%) Lync
4 14 (7.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.64%) MS Exchange
6 7 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.06%) Apache
9 3 (1.55%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.03%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.03%) CMS
11 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 70 (36.08%) MS Excel
2 36 (18.56%) MS Office
3 8 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.55%) MS Project
5 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (6.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.61%) SAP FI
2 7 (3.61%) SAP FI/CO
2 7 (3.61%) SAP CO
3 5 (2.58%) Pivotal CRM
3 5 (2.58%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.52%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.52%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.22%) Office 365
2 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.58%) SaaS
4 2 (1.03%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (19.59%) Firewall
2 28 (14.43%) VPN
3 27 (13.92%) Multicast
4 22 (11.34%) DNS
5 20 (10.31%) LAN
6 19 (9.79%) WAN
7 18 (9.28%) MPLS
7 18 (9.28%) OSPF
7 18 (9.28%) BGP
8 16 (8.25%) SSL
9 15 (7.73%) IPsec
10 14 (7.22%) SAN
11 13 (6.70%) VoIP
12 12 (6.19%) PBX
12 12 (6.19%) TETRA
12 12 (6.19%) Internet
13 10 (5.15%) TCP/IP
14 8 (4.12%) FTP
15 6 (3.09%) LDAP
15 6 (3.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (34.54%) SQL Server
2 25 (12.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (4.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (4.12%) MS Access
7 8 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.03%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.52%) OLTP
10 1 (0.52%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.52%) MySQL
10 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (10.82%) Visual Studio
2 14 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (6.70%) Subversion
4 9 (4.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (3.09%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.06%) JIRA
7 3 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.03%) Ant
8 2 (1.03%) Gradle
8 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.52%) Selenium
9 1 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 25 (12.89%) Finance
2 18 (9.28%) Telecoms
3 17 (8.76%) Marketing
4 15 (7.73%) Legal
5 8 (4.12%) Billing
6 6 (3.09%) General Ledger
7 5 (2.58%) German Language
8 4 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.03%) Advertising
9 2 (1.03%) Retail
9 2 (1.03%) Dutch Language
9 2 (1.03%) French Language
10 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.52%) Electronics
10 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 62 (31.96%) Developer
2 35 (18.04%) Analyst
3 19 (9.79%) .NET Developer
4 17 (8.76%) Consultant
4 17 (8.76%) SharePoint Developer
5 16 (8.25%) Team Leader
6 15 (7.73%) Support Analyst
7 14 (7.22%) Senior Consultant
8 12 (6.19%) Product Manager
8 12 (6.19%) NOC Engineer
8 12 (6.19%) Portfolio Manager
9 9 (4.64%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (4.64%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.61%) Programmer
10 7 (3.61%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.09%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 6 (3.09%) Technical Consultant
11 6 (3.09%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (3.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (34.02%) .NET
2 47 (24.23%) HTML
3 45 (23.20%) ASP.NET
4 34 (17.53%) Web Services
5 33 (17.01%) XML
6 29 (14.95%) CSS
6 29 (14.95%) jQuery
7 26 (13.40%) Ajax
8 20 (10.31%) WCF
9 15 (7.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (7.73%) .NET Framework
10 12 (6.19%) JSON
10 12 (6.19%) XSL
11 11 (5.67%) XSLT
11 11 (5.67%) SOAP
12 8 (4.12%) HTML5
13 7 (3.61%) LINQ
13 7 (3.61%) CSS3
14 6 (3.09%) Hibernate
14 6 (3.09%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.28%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (4.12%) EqualLogic
3 7 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.09%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.09%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.58%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.06%) W3C
7 3 (1.55%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.55%) Replication
8 1 (0.52%) Clustering
8 1 (0.52%) EPoS
8 1 (0.52%) DTV
8 1 (0.52%) AS400
8 1 (0.52%) Wiki
8 1 (0.52%) iPhone
8 1 (0.52%) iSeries
8 1 (0.52%) iPad
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.52%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 69 (35.57%) Windows
2 39 (20.10%) Windows Server 2003
2 39 (20.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 38 (19.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (11.86%) Linux
5 16 (8.25%) Windows Mobile
6 15 (7.73%) Windows 7
7 7 (3.61%) UNIX
7 7 (3.61%) Android
8 3 (1.55%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.03%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.03%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.98%) MVC
2 23 (11.86%) CRM
3 22 (11.34%) OO
4 17 (8.76%) Workflow
5 16 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (8.25%) ITIL
6 15 (7.73%) TDD
6 15 (7.73%) Network Management
7 13 (6.70%) Product Management
7 13 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (6.19%) Mobile Device Management
9 11 (5.67%) Migration
9 11 (5.67%) Document Management
10 10 (5.15%) Web Development
11 9 (4.64%) Waterfall
11 9 (4.64%) OOD
12 8 (4.12%) Scrum
13 7 (3.61%) Business Development
13 7 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (3.09%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 69 (35.57%) SQL
2 57 (29.38%) C#
3 38 (19.59%) JavaScript
4 25 (12.89%) T-SQL
5 10 (5.15%) VB.NET
6 7 (3.61%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.06%) Java
8 3 (1.55%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.52%) PHP
9 1 (0.52%) ABAP
9 1 (0.52%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 46 (23.71%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (21.65%) Degree
3 41 (21.13%) CCNA
4 33 (17.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (10.82%) MCITP
6 19 (9.79%) Security Cleared
6 19 (9.79%) MCSE
7 13 (6.70%) MCTS
8 9 (4.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (4.64%) CCNP
9 8 (4.12%) MCP
10 7 (3.61%) MCSA
11 6 (3.09%) MCDBA
11 6 (3.09%) MCSD
11 6 (3.09%) CCA
11 6 (3.09%) NCDA
11 6 (3.09%) NCIE
12 5 (2.58%) VCAP
13 3 (1.55%) VCP5
14 2 (1.03%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.49%) SLA
2 19 (9.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.06%) QA
System Software
1 33 (17.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (11.34%) vSphere
2 22 (11.34%) Active Directory
3 16 (8.25%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (7.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 13 (6.70%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.09%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.58%) XenApp
7 5 (2.58%) XenServer
7 5 (2.58%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.03%) Nmap
8 2 (1.03%) Samba
9 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (7.73%) Zenoss
2 6 (3.09%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.58%) SCCM
3 5 (2.58%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.55%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.03%) SCOM
5 2 (1.03%) Nessus
6 1 (0.52%) WSUS
6 1 (0.52%) Plesk
Vendors
1 57 (29.38%) Cisco
2 46 (23.71%) VMware
3 17 (8.76%) HP
4 14 (7.22%) Dell
5 9 (4.64%) SAP
5 9 (4.64%) Citrix
5 9 (4.64%) Telerik
5 9 (4.64%) Infragistics
5 9 (4.64%) Polycom
5 9 (4.64%) DevExpress
6 6 (3.09%) Veeam
6 6 (3.09%) Avaya
6 6 (3.09%) NetApp
6 6 (3.09%) Oracle
6 6 (3.09%) EMC
7 5 (2.58%) Symantec
7 5 (2.58%) PlateSpin
8 4 (2.06%) IBM
9 3 (1.55%) BT
9 3 (1.55%) CA
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