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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 105 92 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 21.26% 15.38% 20.68%
As % of the Vendors category 35.00% 34.20% 42.91%
Number of salaries quoted 98 86 113
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,925 £22,625 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £56,250 £50,000
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
300 269 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 60.73% 44.98% 48.20%
Number of salaries quoted 259 228 243
Average salary £42,500 £44,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.02% -0.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,450 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 18 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Slough

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (37.23%) MS Excel
2 65 (34.57%) Windows
2 65 (34.57%) SQL
3 64 (34.04%) .NET
4 61 (32.45%) SQL Server
5 54 (28.72%) Cisco
6 52 (27.66%) C#
7 43 (22.87%) HTML
7 43 (22.87%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (21.81%) ASP.NET
9 40 (21.28%) CCNA
9 40 (21.28%) VMware
10 39 (20.74%) Degree
11 38 (20.21%) MS Office
12 36 (19.15%) JavaScript
13 35 (18.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 35 (18.62%) Windows Server 2012
14 34 (18.09%) IIS
14 34 (18.09%) Web Services
14 34 (18.09%) Firewall
15 33 (17.55%) XML
15 33 (17.55%) Windows Server 2008
16 32 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
17 30 (15.96%) MVC
17 30 (15.96%) SLA
17 30 (15.96%) VMware Infrastructure
18 29 (15.43%) Microsoft Certification
19 28 (14.89%) CSS
19 28 (14.89%) SharePoint
20 27 (14.36%) VPN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 34 (18.09%) IIS
2 28 (14.89%) SharePoint
3 22 (11.70%) Lync
4 14 (7.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (3.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.72%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.60%) Apache
8 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.06%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 70 (37.23%) MS Excel
2 38 (20.21%) MS Office
3 8 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.66%) MS Project
5 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.72%) SAP FI
2 7 (3.72%) SAP CO
2 7 (3.72%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (2.66%) SAP FSCM
3 5 (2.66%) Pivotal CRM
4 1 (0.53%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.53%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.85%) Office 365
2 4 (2.13%) SaaS
3 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.06%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (18.09%) Firewall
2 27 (14.36%) VPN
2 27 (14.36%) Multicast
3 22 (11.70%) LAN
4 21 (11.17%) WAN
4 21 (11.17%) DNS
5 19 (10.11%) MPLS
6 18 (9.57%) OSPF
6 18 (9.57%) BGP
7 17 (9.04%) SSL
8 15 (7.98%) IPsec
9 14 (7.45%) SAN
10 13 (6.91%) VoIP
11 12 (6.38%) TETRA
11 12 (6.38%) PBX
11 12 (6.38%) Internet
12 9 (4.79%) TCP/IP
13 7 (3.72%) LDAP
14 6 (3.19%) FTP
14 6 (3.19%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (32.45%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (7.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (6.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (5.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (4.26%) MS Access
6 8 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.13%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.06%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.53%) QlikView
11 1 (0.53%) OLTP
11 1 (0.53%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 20 (10.64%) Visual Studio
2 14 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (6.91%) Subversion
4 9 (4.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (3.19%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (2.13%) JIRA
7 2 (1.06%) Ant
7 2 (1.06%) Gradle
7 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (12.77%) Finance
2 17 (9.04%) Telecoms
3 16 (8.51%) Marketing
4 15 (7.98%) Legal
5 8 (4.26%) Billing
6 6 (3.19%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.60%) German Language
7 3 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.06%) Retail
8 2 (1.06%) Advertising
8 2 (1.06%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.06%) French Language
9 1 (0.53%) Back Office
9 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 57 (30.32%) Developer
2 36 (19.15%) Analyst
3 19 (10.11%) .NET Developer
4 17 (9.04%) SharePoint Developer
5 16 (8.51%) Consultant
5 16 (8.51%) Support Analyst
6 14 (7.45%) Senior Consultant
6 14 (7.45%) Team Leader
7 12 (6.38%) NOC Engineer
7 12 (6.38%) Product Manager
7 12 (6.38%) Portfolio Manager
8 9 (4.79%) Software Developer
8 9 (4.79%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (4.26%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.26%) Programmer
10 7 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.72%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.19%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (3.19%) Technical Consultant
11 6 (3.19%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (34.04%) .NET
2 43 (22.87%) HTML
3 41 (21.81%) ASP.NET
4 34 (18.09%) Web Services
5 33 (17.55%) XML
6 28 (14.89%) CSS
7 27 (14.36%) jQuery
8 26 (13.83%) Ajax
9 20 (10.64%) WCF
10 15 (7.98%) .NET Framework
10 15 (7.98%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (6.38%) XSL
11 12 (6.38%) JSON
12 11 (5.85%) XSLT
12 11 (5.85%) SOAP
13 8 (4.26%) HTML5
14 7 (3.72%) CSS3
14 7 (3.72%) LINQ
15 6 (3.19%) Hibernate
15 6 (3.19%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.57%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (3.72%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.19%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.19%) EqualLogic
5 5 (2.66%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.66%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.13%) W3C
6 4 (2.13%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.60%) Replication
8 2 (1.06%) EPoS
8 2 (1.06%) iPad
9 1 (0.53%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.53%) User Experience
9 1 (0.53%) iPhone
9 1 (0.53%) iSeries
9 1 (0.53%) Wiki
9 1 (0.53%) AS400
9 1 (0.53%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 65 (34.57%) Windows
2 35 (18.62%) Windows Server 2003
2 35 (18.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 33 (17.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (12.77%) Linux
5 14 (7.45%) Windows 7
5 14 (7.45%) Windows Mobile
6 8 (4.26%) UNIX
6 8 (4.26%) Android
7 3 (1.60%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.06%) Windows NT
8 2 (1.06%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.06%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (15.96%) MVC
3 23 (12.23%) CRM
4 21 (11.17%) OO
5 17 (9.04%) ITIL
5 17 (9.04%) Workflow
6 15 (7.98%) Network Management
7 14 (7.45%) Product Management
8 13 (6.91%) TDD
9 12 (6.38%) Mobile Device Management
10 11 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (5.85%) Document Management
11 10 (5.32%) Migration
12 9 (4.79%) Mentoring
12 9 (4.79%) Waterfall
12 9 (4.79%) Web Development
12 9 (4.79%) OOD
13 8 (4.26%) Scrum
14 7 (3.72%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (3.19%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (34.57%) SQL
2 52 (27.66%) C#
3 36 (19.15%) JavaScript
4 21 (11.17%) T-SQL
5 12 (6.38%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.19%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.13%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.13%) Java
8 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.53%) SAPscript
8 1 (0.53%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 43 (22.87%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (21.28%) CCNA
3 39 (20.74%) Degree
4 29 (15.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (10.11%) MCITP
5 19 (10.11%) Security Cleared
6 17 (9.04%) MCSE
7 11 (5.85%) MCTS
8 8 (4.26%) MCP
8 8 (4.26%) CCNP
9 7 (3.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (3.72%) MCSA
10 6 (3.19%) MCDBA
10 6 (3.19%) MCSD
10 6 (3.19%) CCA
10 6 (3.19%) NCDA
10 6 (3.19%) NCIE
11 5 (2.66%) VCAP
12 2 (1.06%) CEH
12 2 (1.06%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (15.96%) SLA
2 19 (10.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.60%) QA
System Software
1 30 (15.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (11.17%) vSphere
3 18 (9.57%) Active Directory
4 15 (7.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 15 (7.98%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (5.85%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.66%) XenApp
7 5 (2.66%) XenServer
7 5 (2.66%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.66%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.06%) Samba
8 2 (1.06%) Nmap
9 1 (0.53%) Xen
9 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (7.98%) Zenoss
2 5 (2.66%) SCCM
2 5 (2.66%) NetBackup
2 5 (2.66%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.06%) Nessus
3 2 (1.06%) SCOM
4 1 (0.53%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (28.72%) Cisco
2 40 (21.28%) VMware
3 17 (9.04%) HP
4 13 (6.91%) Dell
5 10 (5.32%) Citrix
6 9 (4.79%) DevExpress
6 9 (4.79%) Polycom
6 9 (4.79%) Infragistics
6 9 (4.79%) Telerik
7 8 (4.26%) SAP
8 7 (3.72%) Oracle
9 6 (3.19%) EMC
9 6 (3.19%) Avaya
9 6 (3.19%) NetApp
10 5 (2.66%) Veeam
10 5 (2.66%) PlateSpin
10 5 (2.66%) IBM
10 5 (2.66%) Symantec
11 3 (1.60%) Google
11 3 (1.60%) BT
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