Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 662 1,024 1,087
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.89% 18.11% 15.78%
As % of the Vendors category 35.25% 39.58% 33.55%
Number of salaries quoted 572 890 887
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,125 £25,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £72,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 1,878 2,587 3,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 42.24% 45.75% 47.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,390 2,049 2,460
Median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £28,225
90th Percentile £92,500 £75,000 £72,500
South East median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Berkshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Berkshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Berkshire over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 -3 292 £60,000 +33.33% 49
Slough +7 82 £55,000 -4.35% 10
Bracknell -19 53 £26,500 -55.83% 6
Maidenhead -4 51 £57,500 -4.17% 12
Wokingham +1 40 £42,500 -16.60% 2
Newbury +17 19 £52,500 +5.00% 9
Thatcham -3 18 £38,000 +40.74%
Windsor +6 7 £75,000 +92.31% 1
Ascot -4 6 £70,000 +4.63% 1
Hungerford - 3 £34,000 -
Crowthorne -3 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 237 (35.80%) Azure
2 218 (32.93%) SQL
3 208 (31.42%) Windows
4 149 (22.51%) .NET
5 142 (21.45%) Active Directory
6 135 (20.39%) SQL Server
7 132 (19.94%) Office 365
8 129 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
9 125 (18.88%) C#
10 117 (17.67%) VMware
11 114 (17.22%) Problem-Solving
12 111 (16.77%) AWS
13 108 (16.31%) Windows Server
14 106 (16.01%) Microsoft Office
15 102 (15.41%) JavaScript
16 98 (14.80%) Linux
17 86 (12.99%) Microsoft Excel
18 81 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
19 78 (11.78%) SaaS
20 73 (11.03%) Data Centre
20 73 (11.03%) Python
21 71 (10.73%) Degree
22 65 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
23 64 (9.67%) DevOps
24 62 (9.37%) Test Automation
25 61 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
26 60 (9.06%) Hyper-V
27 59 (8.91%) ITIL
27 59 (8.91%) SCCM
28 58 (8.76%) QA

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 39 (5.89%) IIS
2 38 (5.74%) SharePoint
3 28 (4.23%) MS Exchange
4 23 (3.47%) Skype for Business
5 18 (2.72%) Apache
6 11 (1.66%) Confluence
6 11 (1.66%) SAS
7 8 (1.21%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.91%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.60%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.60%) CMS
11 4 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.45%) JBoss
13 2 (0.30%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.15%) Alfresco
14 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 106 (16.01%) Microsoft Office
2 86 (12.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (8.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (5.44%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.76%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.45%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.30%) InVision
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.15%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 30 (4.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.51%) NetSuite
3 7 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.60%) Exchequer
4 4 (0.60%) Line 50
4 4 (0.60%) Pegasus Opera
4 4 (0.60%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.30%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 237 (35.80%) Azure
2 132 (19.94%) Office 365
3 111 (16.77%) AWS
4 78 (11.78%) SaaS
5 46 (6.95%) PaaS
6 44 (6.65%) IaaS
7 41 (6.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 36 (5.44%) Power Platform
9 26 (3.93%) Dynamics 365
10 17 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (1.96%) GCP
12 8 (1.21%) Mimecast
13 7 (1.06%) Serverless
14 6 (0.91%) Google Drive
15 5 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 5 (0.76%) Azure LUIS
15 5 (0.76%) Dialogflow
15 5 (0.76%) PowerApps
16 4 (0.60%) OneDrive
17 3 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 56 (8.46%) DNS
2 55 (8.31%) DHCP
3 33 (4.98%) Internet
4 30 (4.53%) TCP/IP
5 29 (4.38%) Firewall
6 28 (4.23%) LAN
6 28 (4.23%) WAN
7 26 (3.93%) Skype
8 19 (2.87%) Network Security
8 19 (2.87%) VPN
8 19 (2.87%) Wireless
9 16 (2.42%) SAN
9 16 (2.42%) VLAN
10 10 (1.51%) Broadband
10 10 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.21%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (1.21%) iSCSI
12 8 (1.21%) NAS
12 8 (1.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (20.39%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.98%) Relational Database
2 33 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (4.83%) Power BI
4 28 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (3.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (2.72%) Azure SQL Database
7 17 (2.57%) MySQL
7 17 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (1.51%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (1.51%) Star Schema
9 9 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.21%) SAP HANA
11 7 (1.06%) Big Data
11 7 (1.06%) Data Lake
12 6 (0.91%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 26 (3.93%) JIRA
3 24 (3.63%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.96%) Selenium
5 9 (1.36%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.36%) Subversion
5 9 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (1.21%) ReSharper
6 8 (1.21%) SonarQube
7 6 (0.91%) Bugzilla
7 6 (0.91%) CruiseControl
8 5 (0.76%) Mocha
9 4 (0.60%) Postman
9 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.45%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.30%) Android Studio
11 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.30%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 51 (7.70%) Finance
2 38 (5.74%) Public Sector
3 29 (4.38%) Automotive
4 23 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.02%) Marketing
6 17 (2.57%) Legal
6 17 (2.57%) Retail
7 16 (2.42%) Games
8 13 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.06%) French Language
10 6 (0.91%) German Language
11 5 (0.76%) Banking
12 4 (0.60%) Back Office
12 4 (0.60%) Billing
12 4 (0.60%) Publishing
12 4 (0.60%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.45%) Law
13 3 (0.45%) Local Government
13 3 (0.45%) Norwegian Language
13 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 124 (18.73%) Developer
2 60 (9.06%) Analyst
3 56 (8.46%) .NET Developer
4 45 (6.80%) Consultant
5 43 (6.50%) Architect
5 43 (6.50%) IT Engineer
6 40 (6.04%) Software Developer
6 40 (6.04%) Software Engineer
7 38 (5.74%) Support Engineer
8 30 (4.53%) .NET Software Developer
9 28 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (3.78%) C# Developer
11 21 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
11 21 (3.17%) C# Software Developer
12 19 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
12 19 (2.87%) Senior Developer
12 19 (2.87%) Systems Engineer
13 18 (2.72%) Azure Engineer
13 18 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
13 18 (2.72%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (22.51%) .NET
2 58 (8.76%) HTML
3 53 (8.01%) ASP.NET
4 51 (7.70%) Web Services
5 50 (7.55%) CSS
6 33 (4.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 29 (4.38%) HTML5
8 26 (3.93%) .NET Core
8 26 (3.93%) AngularJS
9 24 (3.63%) .NET Framework
10 17 (2.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (2.11%) CSS3
11 14 (2.11%) jQuery
11 14 (2.11%) REST
12 12 (1.81%) COM
12 12 (1.81%) React
13 11 (1.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (1.51%) RESTful
14 10 (1.51%) XML
15 9 (1.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 73 (11.03%) Data Centre
2 65 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
4 33 (4.98%) Private Cloud
5 24 (3.63%) Hybrid Cloud
6 23 (3.47%) User Experience
7 21 (3.17%) Driving Licence
7 21 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.57%) Public Cloud
9 14 (2.11%) Social Media
9 14 (2.11%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.81%) Cloud Native
10 12 (1.81%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.36%) Clustering
11 9 (1.36%) Smart Meter
11 9 (1.36%) Tandem
12 8 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.91%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.91%) Smartphone
13 6 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 208 (31.42%) Windows
2 108 (16.31%) Windows Server
3 98 (14.80%) Linux
4 51 (7.70%) Windows 10
5 32 (4.83%) Windows 7
6 25 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (3.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (3.63%) Windows Server 2016
8 20 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (2.87%) Apple iOS
10 18 (2.72%) Unix
11 13 (1.96%) Android
12 8 (1.21%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.21%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.60%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.45%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
17 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (17.22%) Problem-Solving
3 64 (9.67%) DevOps
4 62 (9.37%) Test Automation
5 61 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
6 59 (8.91%) ITIL
7 57 (8.61%) Migration
8 55 (8.31%) Software Engineering
9 52 (7.85%) MVC
9 52 (7.85%) Presales
10 50 (7.55%) Scrum
11 43 (6.50%) Artificial Intelligence
12 41 (6.19%) TDD
13 40 (6.04%) CRM
13 40 (6.04%) Validation
14 37 (5.59%) Analytics
14 37 (5.59%) ETL
15 33 (4.98%) Decision-Making
16 32 (4.83%) Computer Science
17 31 (4.68%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 218 (32.93%) SQL
2 125 (18.88%) C#
3 102 (15.41%) JavaScript
4 73 (11.03%) Python
5 40 (6.04%) PowerShell
6 33 (4.98%) T-SQL
7 22 (3.32%) Bash Shell
8 20 (3.02%) PHP
9 18 (2.72%) VB.NET
10 13 (1.96%) TypeScript
11 11 (1.66%) C
11 11 (1.66%) C++
12 10 (1.51%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.21%) Perl
14 7 (1.06%) XAML
15 6 (0.91%) Java
16 3 (0.45%) VBA
16 3 (0.45%) X++
17 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 71 (10.73%) Degree
2 51 (7.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (6.34%) Security Cleared
4 24 (3.63%) MCSE
5 21 (3.17%) DV Cleared
6 17 (2.57%) MCSA
7 15 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (2.11%) SC Cleared
9 12 (1.81%) JNCIS
10 11 (1.66%) AWS Certification
10 11 (1.66%) MCP
11 10 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (1.36%) A+ Certification
13 8 (1.21%) SANS
14 7 (1.06%) PMP
15 5 (0.76%) CCNA
16 4 (0.60%) CCSA
17 3 (0.45%) APMP
17 3 (0.45%) BC Cleared
17 3 (0.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (8.76%) QA
2 36 (5.44%) SLA
3 8 (1.21%) COBIT
3 8 (1.21%) NIST
4 6 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.91%) ISO 22301
4 6 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.60%) GDPR
6 3 (0.45%) GxP
7 2 (0.30%) BS7799
7 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.15%) PMO
8 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 142 (21.45%) Active Directory
2 81 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (9.06%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (1.81%) Docker
6 9 (1.36%) XenApp
7 8 (1.21%) Firmware
7 8 (1.21%) NFS
7 8 (1.21%) vSphere
8 7 (1.06%) KVM
8 7 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.06%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.91%) iptables
9 6 (0.91%) QEMU
9 6 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.91%) Xen
10 4 (0.60%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.60%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.45%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 59 (8.91%) SCCM
2 29 (4.38%) WSUS
3 25 (3.78%) NetBackup
4 20 (3.02%) SCOM
5 17 (2.57%) SCVMM
6 16 (2.42%) EMC NetWorker
7 14 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.91%) SELinux
10 5 (0.76%) vRealize
11 4 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.60%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.30%) Kibana
12 2 (0.30%) logstash
12 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.30%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.15%) Graylog
13 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 117 (17.67%) VMware
2 45 (6.80%) Cisco
3 38 (5.74%) Citrix
4 35 (5.29%) Oracle
5 32 (4.83%) HP
6 26 (3.93%) EMC
6 26 (3.93%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (3.78%) Google
8 24 (3.63%) Tableau
9 21 (3.17%) SAP
10 19 (2.87%) IBM
11 18 (2.72%) Symantec
12 14 (2.11%) CheckPoint
13 13 (1.96%) Juniper
13 13 (1.96%) NetApp
14 11 (1.66%) F5
15 9 (1.36%) BT
16 8 (1.21%) Apple
16 8 (1.21%) Brocade
16 8 (1.21%) Emulex