Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,347 985 1,357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.20% 16.08% 15.57%
As % of the Vendors category 43.56% 34.87% 31.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,092 826 1,127
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,125 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,127
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.34% +2.82%

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 3,092 2,825 4,296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 48.66% 46.11% 49.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,374 2,168 3,307
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,350 £27,650
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +4 546 £50,000 +11.11% 86
Maidenhead +12 295 £50,000 -6.98% 18
Bracknell -2 170 £55,000 +22.22% 12
Slough +6 125 £37,500 -16.67% 28
Newbury -4 35 £45,000 +50.00% 22
Windsor -4 29 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Wokingham -13 25 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Crowthorne - 9 £22,000 -
Thatcham +7 4 £45,000 +55.17%
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 466 (34.60%) Windows
2 446 (33.11%) SQL
3 443 (32.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 428 (31.77%) SQL Server
5 410 (30.44%) Active Directory
6 324 (24.05%) C#
7 317 (23.53%) .NET
8 264 (19.60%) Windows Server
9 245 (18.19%) Agile Software Development
10 227 (16.85%) Office 365
11 213 (15.81%) JavaScript
12 203 (15.07%) VMware
13 187 (13.88%) Microsoft Office
14 178 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
14 178 (13.21%) Degree
15 146 (10.84%) ASP.NET
15 146 (10.84%) Hyper-V
16 143 (10.62%) Web Services
17 141 (10.47%) Linux
17 141 (10.47%) HTML
18 140 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
19 138 (10.24%) IIS
20 137 (10.17%) CSS
21 136 (10.10%) Software Engineering
22 133 (9.87%) Visual Studio
23 130 (9.65%) Service Management
24 128 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
24 128 (9.50%) Logistics
25 124 (9.21%) ITIL
26 120 (8.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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
1 138 (10.24%) IIS
2 78 (5.79%) MS Exchange
3 72 (5.35%) SharePoint
4 42 (3.12%) CMS
5 34 (2.52%) Sitecore CMS
6 30 (2.23%) Skype for Business
7 25 (1.86%) Umbraco
8 15 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (1.04%) Confluence
10 12 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.74%) Anypoint
11 10 (0.74%) Mule
11 10 (0.74%) Mule ESB
12 9 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.59%) Apache
14 7 (0.52%) Apache Spark
14 7 (0.52%) NServiceBus
14 7 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.45%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 187 (13.88%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (5.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (3.19%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.074%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.074%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.074%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.074%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.074%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 50 (3.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.82%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.37%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.30%) Scribe Insight
8 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.15%) Maximo
10 1 (0.074%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.074%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 1 (0.074%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 443 (32.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 227 (16.85%) Office 365
3 112 (8.31%) Amazon AWS
4 85 (6.31%) SaaS
5 68 (5.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 47 (3.49%) PaaS
7 41 (3.04%) Serverless
8 35 (2.60%) IaaS
9 28 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
10 27 (2.00%) Amazon EMR
11 26 (1.93%) Amazon S3
11 26 (1.93%) Dynamics 365
12 24 (1.78%) Amazon Kinesis
12 24 (1.78%) Amazon SQS
12 24 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
13 18 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
14 15 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (1.04%) GitHub
16 13 (0.97%) Azure Functions
17 9 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 113 (8.39%) Firewall
2 80 (5.94%) LAN
3 73 (5.42%) WAN
4 61 (4.53%) DNS
4 61 (4.53%) TCP/IP
5 48 (3.56%) Network Security
6 47 (3.49%) DHCP
7 44 (3.27%) VPN
8 24 (1.78%) Skype
9 21 (1.56%) Internet
10 19 (1.41%) SAN
11 16 (1.19%) Wireless
12 14 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (0.82%) Unified Communications
14 11 (0.82%) VLAN
14 11 (0.82%) WLAN
15 10 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
16 9 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (0.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 428 (31.77%) SQL Server
2 120 (8.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 102 (7.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 85 (6.31%) Power BI
5 83 (6.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 68 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
7 58 (4.31%) Relational Database
8 55 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 33 (2.45%) Oracle Database
10 30 (2.23%) Cosmos DB
11 28 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
12 27 (2.00%) RDBMS
13 26 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
14 25 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
14 25 (1.86%) SAP BW
15 24 (1.78%) Amazon Redshift
16 22 (1.63%) Big Data
16 22 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
16 22 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
17 19 (1.41%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 133 (9.87%) Visual Studio
2 63 (4.68%) Git (software)
3 30 (2.23%) Jenkins
3 30 (2.23%) webpack
4 27 (2.00%) JIRA
5 25 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (0.97%) Eclipse
8 13 (0.97%) NUnit
9 12 (0.89%) Maven
10 11 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (0.74%) IntelliJ
11 10 (0.74%) JUnit
11 10 (0.74%) Mockito
11 10 (0.74%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.67%) Subversion
13 8 (0.59%) Selenium
14 7 (0.52%) Mercurial
15 6 (0.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 107 (7.94%) Finance
2 79 (5.86%) Advertising
3 28 (2.08%) Retail
4 26 (1.93%) Telecoms
5 24 (1.78%) Marketing
6 17 (1.26%) Legal
7 16 (1.19%) Back Office
7 16 (1.19%) Billing
8 14 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (0.89%) Automotive
9 12 (0.89%) Publishing
10 11 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.74%) Banking
12 9 (0.67%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.59%) Games
14 7 (0.52%) Electronics
15 5 (0.37%) German Language
16 4 (0.30%) Law
17 2 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
18 1 (0.074%) French Language
Job Titles
1 284 (21.08%) Developer
2 170 (12.62%) Analyst
3 110 (8.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 105 (7.80%) Architect
5 97 (7.20%) Consultant
6 96 (7.13%) Software Engineer
7 84 (6.24%) Support Engineer
8 79 (5.86%) .NET Developer
9 59 (4.38%) Senior Developer
10 55 (4.08%) DBA
11 52 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
12 50 (3.71%) Cloud Architect
13 49 (3.64%) Administrator
13 49 (3.64%) Applications Support
13 49 (3.64%) IT Support
14 43 (3.19%) Project Manager
15 37 (2.75%) C# Software Engineer
15 37 (2.75%) C++ Software Engineer
15 37 (2.75%) SQL DBA
16 36 (2.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (23.53%) .NET
2 146 (10.84%) ASP.NET
3 143 (10.62%) Web Services
4 141 (10.47%) HTML
5 137 (10.17%) CSS
6 110 (8.17%) AngularJS
7 96 (7.13%) REST
8 70 (5.20%) .NET Framework
9 68 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web API
10 58 (4.31%) jQuery
10 58 (4.31%) XML
11 47 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 45 (3.34%) WCF
13 42 (3.12%) COM
13 42 (3.12%) Middleware
14 37 (2.75%) Angular 2
14 37 (2.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 37 (2.75%) MFC
14 37 (2.75%) STL
15 36 (2.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 117 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (6.38%) Private Cloud
3 68 (5.05%) Data Centre
4 64 (4.75%) Self-Motivation
5 61 (4.53%) Social Media
6 57 (4.23%) Computer Science
7 44 (3.27%) Management Information System
8 32 (2.38%) Driving Licence
9 31 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
10 30 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
11 29 (2.15%) Mobile App
12 25 (1.86%) FMCG
13 21 (1.56%) CESG
14 19 (1.41%) Clustering
15 16 (1.19%) User Experience
16 15 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
17 13 (0.97%) PMI
18 12 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
19 11 (0.82%) Life Science
20 10 (0.74%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 466 (34.60%) Windows
2 264 (19.60%) Windows Server
3 141 (10.47%) Linux
4 87 (6.46%) Windows 10
5 85 (6.31%) Windows 7
6 71 (5.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (3.79%) Windows 8
9 21 (1.56%) Unix
9 21 (1.56%) Windows XP
10 20 (1.48%) Apple iOS
11 17 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.52%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.37%) Android
14 5 (0.37%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.30%) CentOS
15 4 (0.30%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.22%) AIX
17 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (18.19%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
3 136 (10.10%) Software Engineering
4 130 (9.65%) Service Management
5 128 (9.50%) Logistics
6 124 (9.21%) ITIL
7 116 (8.61%) Incident Management
8 114 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
9 111 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 107 (7.94%) Presales
11 106 (7.87%) Project Management
12 105 (7.80%) Root Cause Analysis
12 105 (7.80%) Scrum
13 102 (7.57%) Problem Management
14 97 (7.20%) OO
15 95 (7.05%) CRM
16 93 (6.90%) MVC
17 88 (6.53%) Web Development
18 85 (6.31%) TDD
19 82 (6.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 446 (33.11%) SQL
2 324 (24.05%) C#
3 213 (15.81%) JavaScript
4 113 (8.39%) T-SQL
5 76 (5.64%) PowerShell
6 55 (4.08%) Java
7 53 (3.93%) C
7 53 (3.93%) C++
8 36 (2.67%) Python
9 27 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 25 (1.86%) VB.NET
11 18 (1.34%) Scala
12 17 (1.26%) VB
13 16 (1.19%) PL/SQL
14 13 (0.97%) VBScript
15 10 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 10 (0.74%) Java 8
15 10 (0.74%) PHP
16 8 (0.59%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 178 (13.21%) Degree
2 128 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 97 (7.20%) MCSE
4 68 (5.05%) Security Cleared
5 44 (3.27%) MCSA
6 42 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
7 29 (2.15%) SC Cleared
8 28 (2.08%) MCITP
9 24 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 21 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (1.34%) MCP
12 17 (1.26%) DV Cleared
13 13 (0.97%) PMI Certification
14 12 (0.89%) Master's Degree
15 11 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
16 9 (0.67%) MCSD
17 8 (0.59%) CCIE
17 8 (0.59%) CISSP
17 8 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 6 (0.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.86%) SLA
2 43 (3.19%) Data Quality
3 41 (3.04%) QA
4 13 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.97%) PMO
5 9 (0.67%) GAMP
6 8 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 6 (0.45%) WAI
8 2 (0.15%) COBIT
8 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.074%) GDPR
9 1 (0.074%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 410 (30.44%) Active Directory
2 178 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (10.84%) Hyper-V
4 49 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (2.00%) XenApp
6 27 (2.00%) XenDesktop
7 24 (1.78%) Docker
8 18 (1.34%) Firmware
9 13 (0.97%) vSphere
10 7 (0.52%) HDFS
11 6 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.45%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.30%) vCloud
13 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.22%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.15%) XenServer
15 1 (0.074%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 88 (6.53%) SCCM
2 43 (3.19%) vCenter Server
3 33 (2.45%) SCOM
4 21 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 20 (1.48%) Ansible
6 14 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
7 12 (0.89%) WSUS
8 10 (0.74%) CloudHub
9 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (0.59%) Terraform
11 7 (0.52%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.45%) Kibana
12 6 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.37%) Kubernetes
13 5 (0.37%) Puppet
14 4 (0.30%) AirWatch
14 4 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
15 3 (0.22%) Oozie
15 3 (0.22%) Rundeck
15 3 (0.22%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 203 (15.07%) VMware
2 113 (8.39%) Oracle
3 106 (7.87%) ServiceNow
4 85 (6.31%) Citrix
5 76 (5.64%) BMC
6 75 (5.57%) Cisco
7 58 (4.31%) SAP
8 40 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
9 39 (2.90%) SolarWinds
10 35 (2.60%) Sitecore
11 31 (2.30%) HP
12 29 (2.15%) IBM
13 28 (2.08%) Tableau
14 25 (1.86%) Riverbed
15 23 (1.71%) Dell
16 22 (1.63%) CheckPoint
17 18 (1.34%) Remedy
17 18 (1.34%) Symantec
18 15 (1.11%) Apple
19 14 (1.04%) EMC