The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Microsoft
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 0  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 535 799 948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 15.83% 16.27% 16.89%
As % of the Vendors category 30.48% 30.96% 33.50%
Number of salaries quoted 459 669 690
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £23,579
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1755 2581 2830
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 51.92% 52.56% 50.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1386 2104 2074
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Berkshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Berkshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Berkshire over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Berkshire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 195 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Bracknell 0 73 £50,000 +15.60% 7
Slough +7 72 £47,500 +35.71% 8
Wokingham +5 42 £37,500 - 1
Maidenhead +2 33 £48,500 +32.87% 4
Windsor -5 31 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Newbury -2 12 £30,000 -14.28% 4
Hungerford -8 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 407 (35.55%) Windows
2 355 (31.00%) SQL
2 355 (31.00%) SQL Server
3 338 (29.52%) C#
4 317 (27.69%) .NET
5 255 (22.27%) Active Directory
6 236 (20.61%) Windows Server
7 203 (17.73%) Microsoft Azure
8 188 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
9 186 (16.24%) JavaScript
9 186 (16.24%) Microsoft Office
10 182 (15.90%) ASP.NET
11 172 (15.02%) VMware
12 171 (14.93%) HTML
13 160 (13.97%) CSS
14 157 (13.71%) Degree
15 147 (12.84%) MVC
16 142 (12.40%) Finance
17 132 (11.53%) Windows Server 2012
18 130 (11.35%) Cisco
19 128 (11.18%) Office 365
20 122 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
21 119 (10.39%) Hyper-V
22 116 (10.13%) AngularJS
23 114 (9.96%) MS Exchange
24 112 (9.78%) Firewall
25 110 (9.61%) DNS
25 110 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
26 109 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
27 108 (9.43%) Microsoft Excel

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 114 (9.96%) MS Exchange
2 58 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
2 58 (5.07%) SharePoint
3 56 (4.89%) Skype for Business
4 52 (4.54%) IIS
5 50 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (2.97%) CMS
6 34 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (2.18%) SAS
8 17 (1.48%) Apache
8 17 (1.48%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.96%) Umbraco
10 11 (0.96%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.87%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.79%) EPiServer
13 8 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 186 (16.24%) Microsoft Office
2 108 (9.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (5.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (4.45%) MS Visio
5 25 (2.18%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (1.75%) SPSS Modeler
7 14 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.087%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.087%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.087%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (3.06%) Dynamics AX
2 29 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.52%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.26%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.26%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.17%) FastStats
8 2 (0.17%) Lawson
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.087%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.087%) Primavera
9 1 (0.087%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 203 (17.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (11.18%) Office 365
3 57 (4.98%) IaaS
4 53 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
5 31 (2.71%) PaaS
6 23 (2.01%) SaaS
7 15 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.61%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.52%) Yammer
12 3 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.087%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.087%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.087%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.087%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.087%) iTunes
13 1 (0.087%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 112 (9.78%) Firewall
2 110 (9.61%) DNS
3 71 (6.20%) DHCP
4 62 (5.41%) Internet
5 58 (5.07%) LAN
5 58 (5.07%) VPN
5 58 (5.07%) WAN
6 55 (4.80%) Network Security
7 51 (4.45%) SAN
7 51 (4.45%) TCP/IP
8 34 (2.97%) Skype
9 29 (2.53%) NAS
9 29 (2.53%) VLAN
10 21 (1.83%) Wireless
11 20 (1.75%) HTTP
11 20 (1.75%) SNMP
12 18 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (1.48%) Intranet
14 16 (1.40%) SMTP
14 16 (1.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (31.00%) SQL Server
2 71 (6.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 55 (4.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 51 (4.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 46 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (3.14%) Power BI
7 35 (3.06%) Relational Database
8 34 (2.97%) SQL Server 2014
9 32 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 31 (2.71%) QlikView
11 27 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
12 25 (2.18%) Big Data
13 24 (2.10%) NoSQL
14 19 (1.66%) MySQL
15 17 (1.48%) MongoDB
16 16 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
17 14 (1.22%) Hadoop
18 12 (1.05%) Oracle Database
19 11 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
20 10 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 108 (9.43%) Visual Studio
2 50 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (1.48%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.31%) JIRA
5 13 (1.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 12 (1.05%) NuGet
6 12 (1.05%) WinDbg
7 11 (0.96%) Selenium
7 11 (0.96%) Subversion
7 11 (0.96%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.61%) JMeter
9 6 (0.52%) JUnit
9 6 (0.52%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.44%) Gatling
10 5 (0.44%) gulp
10 5 (0.44%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.35%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.35%) MSTest
11 4 (0.35%) WebLOAD
12 3 (0.26%) PowerBuilder
General
1 142 (12.40%) Finance
2 46 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 45 (3.93%) Advertising
4 37 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 34 (2.97%) Marketing
5 34 (2.97%) Retail
6 22 (1.92%) German Language
7 18 (1.57%) Back Office
8 13 (1.14%) Banking
9 12 (1.05%) Legal
10 9 (0.79%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.70%) Electronics
11 8 (0.70%) Games
12 6 (0.52%) Billing
12 6 (0.52%) French Language
12 6 (0.52%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.52%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.44%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.35%) Automotive
14 4 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 320 (27.95%) Developer
2 131 (11.44%) .NET Developer
2 131 (11.44%) Analyst
3 123 (10.74%) C# Developer
4 107 (9.34%) Consultant
5 103 (9.00%) Support Engineer
6 76 (6.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 73 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
8 62 (5.41%) Senior Developer
9 48 (4.19%) Web Developer
10 45 (3.93%) Technical Support
11 44 (3.84%) Technical Engineer
12 42 (3.67%) Support Analyst
12 42 (3.67%) Windows Engineer
13 41 (3.58%) IT Support
14 38 (3.32%) Security Engineer
14 38 (3.32%) Software Engineer
15 37 (3.23%) Technical Support Engineer
16 36 (3.14%) SQL Developer
17 35 (3.06%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (27.69%) .NET
2 182 (15.90%) ASP.NET
3 171 (14.93%) HTML
4 160 (13.97%) CSS
5 116 (10.13%) AngularJS
6 83 (7.25%) XML
7 82 (7.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 76 (6.64%) .NET Framework
9 73 (6.38%) jQuery
10 57 (4.98%) Web Services
11 47 (4.10%) Ajax
11 47 (4.10%) ASP.NET Web API
12 45 (3.93%) HTML5
13 39 (3.41%) JSON
14 38 (3.32%) COM
15 34 (2.97%) STL
16 33 (2.88%) WCF
17 31 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 31 (2.71%) WPF
18 30 (2.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 110 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 51 (4.45%) Mobile App
4 36 (3.14%) Clustering
5 30 (2.62%) Driving Licence
5 30 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 26 (2.27%) Data Centre
6 26 (2.27%) Security Operations Centre
6 26 (2.27%) Social Media
7 23 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (1.66%) User Experience
10 16 (1.40%) Private Cloud
11 14 (1.22%) PMI
12 13 (1.14%) Life Science
13 11 (0.96%) FlexPod
14 9 (0.79%) Cyber Attack
14 9 (0.79%) iPad
15 8 (0.70%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 407 (35.55%) Windows
2 236 (20.61%) Windows Server
3 132 (11.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 109 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 93 (8.12%) Linux
6 45 (3.93%) Windows 7
7 42 (3.67%) Unix
8 32 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (2.53%) Android
10 26 (2.27%) Windows 8
11 23 (2.01%) Apple iOS
11 23 (2.01%) Windows 10
12 18 (1.57%) Windows XP
13 9 (0.79%) Solaris
14 8 (0.70%) Windows Phone
15 7 (0.61%) CentOS
16 6 (0.52%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.44%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (12.84%) MVC
3 107 (9.34%) SDLC
4 104 (9.08%) Web Development
5 102 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
6 100 (8.73%) ITIL
7 95 (8.30%) OO
8 88 (7.69%) Scrum
9 82 (7.16%) Project Management
9 82 (7.16%) Software Engineering
10 80 (6.99%) Presales
11 70 (6.11%) ERP
12 65 (5.68%) TDD
13 54 (4.72%) Analytics
14 49 (4.28%) Information Security
15 48 (4.19%) CRM
16 45 (3.93%) Service Delivery
17 44 (3.84%) DevOps
18 43 (3.76%) Content Management
19 41 (3.58%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 355 (31.00%) SQL
2 338 (29.52%) C#
3 186 (16.24%) JavaScript
4 64 (5.59%) T-SQL
5 60 (5.24%) Python
6 52 (4.54%) C++
7 51 (4.45%) PowerShell
8 48 (4.19%) Java
9 36 (3.14%) VB.NET
10 29 (2.53%) C
11 21 (1.83%) R
12 20 (1.75%) TypeScript
13 16 (1.40%) Bash Shell
13 16 (1.40%) Perl
14 13 (1.14%) VBScript
15 12 (1.05%) PL/SQL
16 11 (0.96%) PHP
17 10 (0.87%) XAML
18 9 (0.79%) Ruby
19 8 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 157 (13.71%) Degree
2 97 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (5.24%) MCSE
5 34 (2.97%) Security Cleared
6 32 (2.79%) CCNA
7 31 (2.71%) CCSP
8 26 (2.27%) CCIE
8 26 (2.27%) CCSE
8 26 (2.27%) CISSP
8 26 (2.27%) JNCIS
9 24 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (2.01%) MCP
10 23 (2.01%) SC Cleared
11 21 (1.83%) MCSA
12 20 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (1.66%) CCNP
14 18 (1.57%) CISM
14 18 (1.57%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.96%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.20%) SLA
2 56 (4.89%) QA
3 31 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.57%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.70%) PMO
6 7 (0.61%) GAMP
7 5 (0.44%) ISO27002
8 4 (0.35%) GPG13
8 4 (0.35%) ISO19770
9 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.26%) IFRS
9 3 (0.26%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.17%) COBIT
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.087%) HL7
System Software
1 255 (22.27%) Active Directory
2 122 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (10.39%) Hyper-V
4 26 (2.27%) ProxySG
5 22 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (1.48%) XenApp
8 14 (1.22%) VMware ESX
9 11 (0.96%) ISA Server
10 10 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.61%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.61%) vSphere
13 5 (0.44%) Docker
13 5 (0.44%) XenServer
14 4 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
14 4 (0.35%) Samba
15 3 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 57 (4.98%) SCCM
2 20 (1.75%) Puppet
2 20 (1.75%) SCOM
3 19 (1.66%) Backup Exec
4 16 (1.40%) WSUS
5 13 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.70%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.70%) SCVMM
7 7 (0.61%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.26%) Icinga
9 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.26%) Nagios
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.26%) vRealize
10 2 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 172 (15.02%) VMware
2 130 (11.35%) Cisco
3 66 (5.76%) HP
3 66 (5.76%) Oracle
4 44 (3.84%) CheckPoint
5 39 (3.41%) IBM
6 37 (3.23%) NetApp
7 34 (2.97%) Citrix
8 32 (2.79%) Fortinet
8 32 (2.79%) Intel Security
8 32 (2.79%) Juniper
9 30 (2.62%) F5
9 30 (2.62%) Tableau
10 28 (2.45%) Palo Alto
11 26 (2.27%) Blue Coat
11 26 (2.27%) Imperva
11 26 (2.27%) Proofpoint
11 26 (2.27%) Sourcefire
11 26 (2.27%) TippingPoint
12 24 (2.10%) Dell
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