Period
to 14 August 2018

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 6 months to 14 August 2018 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
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,328 1,015 1,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.20% 15.73% 15.76%
As % of the Vendors category 40.36% 31.82% 31.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,035 883 1,204
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,800 £25,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £66,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Berkshire.

All Vendors
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 3,290 3,190 4,591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 50.05% 49.43% 50.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2,535 2,484 3,607
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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 6 months to 14 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +5 522 £50,000 +11.11% 61
Maidenhead +14 327 £50,000 - 14
Bracknell -3 151 £52,500 +5.00% 19
Slough 0 100 £40,000 -11.11% 21
Wokingham -11 37 £62,500 +60.26% 8
Windsor -3 33 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Newbury -8 30 £37,250 +24.17% 2
Thatcham +8 4 £24,000 -14.29% 1
Crowthorne - 4 £22,000 - 1
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 497 (37.42%) Windows
2 440 (33.13%) SQL Server
3 424 (31.93%) SQL
4 404 (30.42%) Active Directory
5 392 (29.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 348 (26.20%) C#
7 342 (25.75%) .NET
8 285 (21.46%) Windows Server
9 245 (18.45%) JavaScript
10 215 (16.19%) Office 365
11 207 (15.59%) VMware
11 207 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
12 176 (13.25%) HTML
13 169 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
13 169 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
14 159 (11.97%) Hyper-V
15 149 (11.22%) CSS
16 148 (11.14%) ASP.NET
16 148 (11.14%) Microsoft Certification
17 136 (10.24%) Oracle
18 135 (10.17%) Firewall
19 131 (9.86%) ITIL
20 129 (9.71%) Finance
21 128 (9.64%) IIS
22 127 (9.56%) Logistics
23 122 (9.19%) MVC
24 121 (9.11%) Visual Studio
24 121 (9.11%) Business Intelligence
25 119 (8.96%) Degree
25 119 (8.96%) Amazon AWS

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
1 128 (9.64%) IIS
2 84 (6.33%) MS Exchange
3 65 (4.89%) SharePoint
4 48 (3.61%) CMS
5 44 (3.31%) Sitecore CMS
6 41 (3.09%) Skype for Business
7 36 (2.71%) Umbraco
8 23 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
9 22 (1.66%) Oracle Service Bus
10 20 (1.51%) WebLogic
10 20 (1.51%) WebSphere
11 16 (1.20%) Apache
11 16 (1.20%) NServiceBus
12 14 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.90%) JBoss
15 11 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
15 11 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
16 10 (0.75%) Confluence
17 6 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 169 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.38%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.38%) RoboHelp
6 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.075%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.075%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 73 (5.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.75%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.38%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.075%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.075%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.075%) Maximo
8 1 (0.075%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.075%) Sage 500
8 1 (0.075%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.075%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.075%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.075%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 392 (29.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 215 (16.19%) Office 365
3 119 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
4 66 (4.97%) SaaS
5 60 (4.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 57 (4.29%) PaaS
7 54 (4.07%) Dynamics 365
8 44 (3.31%) IaaS
9 30 (2.26%) IBM Cloud
10 19 (1.43%) Serverless
11 15 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
12 13 (0.98%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
14 11 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
14 11 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.60%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 135 (10.17%) Firewall
2 98 (7.38%) LAN
3 87 (6.55%) WAN
4 84 (6.33%) DNS
5 71 (5.35%) DHCP
6 64 (4.82%) TCP/IP
7 49 (3.69%) VPN
8 35 (2.64%) Skype
9 33 (2.48%) Network Security
9 33 (2.48%) SAN
10 24 (1.81%) Internet
11 19 (1.43%) Wireshark
12 18 (1.36%) Wireless
13 17 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
13 17 (1.28%) WLAN
14 14 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (0.98%) VLAN
16 12 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (0.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (33.13%) SQL Server
2 98 (7.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 76 (5.72%) Power BI
4 73 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 49 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 48 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
6 48 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 42 (3.16%) Oracle Database
7 42 (3.16%) Relational Database
8 31 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
9 24 (1.81%) Oracle Database 12c
10 20 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
11 19 (1.43%) Big Data
11 19 (1.43%) Cosmos DB
12 18 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
13 17 (1.28%) MongoDB
13 17 (1.28%) NoSQL
13 17 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
13 17 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 121 (9.11%) Visual Studio
2 69 (5.20%) Git (software)
3 31 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (2.11%) Jenkins
5 23 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
6 18 (1.36%) JIRA
7 14 (1.05%) webpack
8 12 (0.90%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.75%) Mercurial
10 9 (0.68%) NUnit
11 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.45%) Selenium
12 6 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.38%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.38%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.38%) gulp
13 5 (0.38%) HP UFT
13 5 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.38%) Subversion
14 4 (0.30%) ERwin
General
1 129 (9.71%) Finance
2 88 (6.63%) Advertising
3 30 (2.26%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.18%) Marketing
5 28 (2.11%) Publishing
6 24 (1.81%) Retail
7 19 (1.43%) Legal
8 18 (1.36%) Billing
9 15 (1.13%) German Language
10 14 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.83%) Automotive
12 11 (0.83%) Back Office
13 7 (0.53%) Banking
14 6 (0.45%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.45%) Games
14 6 (0.45%) Law
14 6 (0.45%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.38%) Electronics
16 3 (0.23%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 277 (20.86%) Developer
2 173 (13.03%) Analyst
3 124 (9.34%) Consultant
4 109 (8.21%) Architect
5 93 (7.00%) .NET Developer
6 83 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 79 (5.95%) Support Engineer
8 78 (5.87%) Software Engineer
9 69 (5.20%) IT Support
10 56 (4.22%) Cloud Architect
10 56 (4.22%) Senior Developer
11 48 (3.61%) Administrator
12 44 (3.31%) Project Manager
13 42 (3.16%) DBA
14 41 (3.09%) Support Analyst
15 40 (3.01%) Applications Support
16 39 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
16 39 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
17 37 (2.79%) C# Developer
18 34 (2.56%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 342 (25.75%) .NET
2 176 (13.25%) HTML
3 149 (11.22%) CSS
4 148 (11.14%) ASP.NET
5 118 (8.89%) Web Services
6 82 (6.17%) AngularJS
7 71 (5.35%) .NET Framework
8 70 (5.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 67 (5.05%) REST
10 65 (4.89%) Middleware
11 58 (4.37%) jQuery
12 54 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web API
13 52 (3.92%) WCF
14 37 (2.79%) COM
15 36 (2.71%) XML
16 35 (2.64%) JSON
17 34 (2.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 34 (2.56%) MFC
17 34 (2.56%) STL
18 29 (2.18%) React
Miscellaneous
1 110 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.35%) Data Centre
3 67 (5.05%) Private Cloud
4 64 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
5 60 (4.52%) Enterprise Software
6 55 (4.14%) Computer Science
7 48 (3.61%) Management Information System
8 34 (2.56%) Social Media
9 29 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
10 27 (2.03%) Driving Licence
11 24 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
12 23 (1.73%) Mobile App
13 22 (1.66%) Clustering
13 22 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
14 21 (1.58%) CESG
15 18 (1.36%) Life Science
16 15 (1.13%) User Experience
17 14 (1.05%) Public Cloud
18 10 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
18 10 (0.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 497 (37.42%) Windows
2 285 (21.46%) Windows Server
3 114 (8.58%) Linux
4 89 (6.70%) Windows 10
5 80 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 73 (5.50%) Windows 7
7 64 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (4.29%) Windows 8
9 25 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (1.51%) Unix
11 17 (1.28%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.90%) Android
12 12 (0.90%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.38%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.15%) CentOS
15 2 (0.15%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (9.86%) ITIL
3 127 (9.56%) Logistics
4 122 (9.19%) MVC
5 121 (9.11%) Business Intelligence
6 116 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
7 114 (8.58%) Software Engineering
8 106 (7.98%) CRM
8 106 (7.98%) Project Management
9 101 (7.61%) Presales
9 101 (7.61%) Service Management
10 96 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 93 (7.00%) Scrum
12 85 (6.40%) OO
13 83 (6.25%) Incident Management
14 79 (5.95%) TDD
15 78 (5.87%) Strategic Thinking
16 77 (5.80%) Problem Management
17 74 (5.57%) Migration
18 72 (5.42%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 424 (31.93%) SQL
2 348 (26.20%) C#
3 245 (18.45%) JavaScript
4 95 (7.15%) PowerShell
5 94 (7.08%) T-SQL
6 46 (3.46%) C++
7 42 (3.16%) C
8 37 (2.79%) Python
9 30 (2.26%) Java
10 16 (1.20%) VB.NET
11 11 (0.83%) VB
12 10 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 8 (0.60%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.60%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.60%) VBScript
13 8 (0.60%) X++
14 6 (0.45%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.45%) Ruby
14 6 (0.45%) Scala
14 6 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 148 (11.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 119 (8.96%) Degree
3 109 (8.21%) MCSE
4 44 (3.31%) MCSA
5 41 (3.09%) Security Cleared
6 40 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 28 (2.11%) MCITP
8 26 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 23 (1.73%) MCP
10 17 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.20%) MCSD
12 15 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (1.13%) SC Cleared
13 11 (0.83%) PMI Certification
14 9 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (0.60%) CCIE
15 8 (0.60%) CISSP
15 8 (0.60%) Master's Degree
16 7 (0.53%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.24%) SLA
2 36 (2.71%) Data Quality
3 33 (2.48%) QA
4 28 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (1.20%) GAMP
5 16 (1.20%) PMO
6 9 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 6 (0.45%) WAI
8 2 (0.15%) COBIT
8 2 (0.15%) GCP
8 2 (0.15%) GDPR
8 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 404 (30.42%) Active Directory
2 169 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (11.97%) Hyper-V
4 45 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (2.64%) XenDesktop
6 34 (2.56%) XenApp
7 32 (2.41%) Docker
7 32 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.90%) vSphere
9 10 (0.75%) NFS
9 10 (0.75%) VMware NSX
10 9 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.60%) HDFS
11 8 (0.60%) Terminal Server
12 7 (0.53%) Firmware
13 6 (0.45%) XenServer
14 5 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.23%) vCloud
17 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 97 (7.30%) SCCM
2 52 (3.92%) SCOM
3 39 (2.94%) vCenter Server
4 31 (2.33%) Ansible
5 26 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 13 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (0.83%) OPNET
8 11 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (0.60%) Kubernetes
10 7 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.53%) Puppet
11 6 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (0.45%) WSUS
12 4 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.30%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.23%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.23%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.23%) WMI
14 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 207 (15.59%) VMware
2 136 (10.24%) Oracle
3 95 (7.15%) Citrix
4 89 (6.70%) Cisco
4 89 (6.70%) ServiceNow
5 85 (6.40%) Capita
6 52 (3.92%) IBM
6 52 (3.92%) SolarWinds
7 50 (3.77%) BMC
8 45 (3.39%) Sitecore
9 40 (3.01%) Riverbed
10 35 (2.64%) SAP
11 33 (2.48%) HP
12 27 (2.03%) Dell
13 21 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (1.51%) CheckPoint
15 18 (1.36%) Remedy
15 18 (1.36%) Symantec
16 17 (1.28%) Apple
17 15 (1.13%) EMC