Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 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
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,044 1,112 1,189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.58% 16.16% 16.19%
As % of the Vendors category 40.50% 34.45% 31.30%
Number of salaries quoted 851 859 1,066
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -1.23%

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 2,578 3,228 3,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 45.89% 46.90% 51.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,035 2,458 2,942
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £48,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,600 £72,500 £75,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 24 March 2019.

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 24 March 2019. 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 +5 427 £45,000 - 42
Maidenhead -1 159 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Bracknell -2 154 £60,000 +26.32% 5
Slough +7 100 £57,500 +74.24% 3
Wokingham +3 56 £50,969 -15.05% 4
Newbury -24 25 £50,000 +58.73% 10
Windsor +2 10 £51,250 +38.51% 1
Thatcham 0 6 £31,500 -23.64% 1
Crowthorne - 2 £45,000 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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.

1 418 (40.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 331 (31.70%) Windows
3 300 (28.74%) SQL
4 283 (27.11%) Active Directory
5 247 (23.66%) Office 365
6 225 (21.55%) C#
7 219 (20.98%) .NET
8 216 (20.69%) SQL Server
9 193 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
10 188 (18.01%) JavaScript
11 187 (17.91%) Degree
12 176 (16.86%) Windows Server
13 159 (15.23%) ASP.NET
14 158 (15.13%) Amazon AWS
15 155 (14.85%) VMware
16 145 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
16 145 (13.89%) HTML
17 131 (12.55%) ITIL
18 128 (12.26%) Linux
19 119 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
20 118 (11.30%) Firewall
21 117 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
22 113 (10.82%) CSS
22 113 (10.82%) Presales
23 109 (10.44%) Hyper-V
24 106 (10.15%) PowerShell
25 104 (9.96%) DevOps
25 104 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
26 101 (9.67%) CRM
27 100 (9.58%) SaaS

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 98 (9.39%) SharePoint
2 78 (7.47%) IIS
3 56 (5.36%) MS Exchange
4 38 (3.64%) Skype for Business
5 21 (2.01%) Apache
6 17 (1.63%) Confluence
7 16 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (1.25%) Anypoint
9 13 (1.25%) Mule
9 13 (1.25%) Mule ESB
10 12 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.86%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.57%) nginx
13 4 (0.38%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.29%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.096%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 145 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (7.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (3.07%) MS Visio
4 27 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.38%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.096%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.096%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 53 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.67%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.096%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.096%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.096%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 418 (40.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 247 (23.66%) Office 365
3 158 (15.13%) Amazon AWS
4 100 (9.58%) SaaS
5 82 (7.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 80 (7.66%) IaaS
7 66 (6.32%) PaaS
8 39 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
9 34 (3.26%) Serverless
10 30 (2.87%) Amazon EC2
11 26 (2.49%) Amazon S3
11 26 (2.49%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (2.01%) Amazon EMR
13 17 (1.63%) Amazon Kinesis
13 17 (1.63%) Amazon SQS
13 17 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
14 16 (1.53%) Firebase
14 16 (1.53%) npm
15 14 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
16 13 (1.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 118 (11.30%) Firewall
2 70 (6.70%) DNS
2 70 (6.70%) TCP/IP
3 68 (6.51%) LAN
4 56 (5.36%) DHCP
4 56 (5.36%) WAN
5 53 (5.08%) Skype
6 45 (4.31%) VPN
7 36 (3.45%) Network Security
8 22 (2.11%) Internet
9 20 (1.92%) H.323
9 20 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
10 18 (1.72%) BIG-IP
10 18 (1.72%) Unified Communications
10 18 (1.72%) Wireless
11 17 (1.63%) SNMP
12 16 (1.53%) IP Telephony
13 15 (1.44%) VoIP
14 12 (1.15%) HTTP
15 10 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 75 (7.18%) Relational Database
3 62 (5.94%) Power BI
4 59 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 49 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 41 (3.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 38 (3.64%) SAP BW
9 34 (3.26%) Data Lake
10 29 (2.78%) MongoDB
11 26 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
12 25 (2.39%) RDBMS
13 24 (2.30%) Big Data
14 23 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
15 20 (1.92%) Oracle Database
16 17 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
16 17 (1.63%) Cosmos DB
17 14 (1.34%) MySQL
18 13 (1.25%) NoSQL
19 11 (1.05%) DB2
Development Applications
1 75 (7.18%) Visual Studio
2 74 (7.09%) Git (software)
3 33 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (3.07%) JIRA
5 26 (2.49%) Jenkins
6 17 (1.63%) Eclipse
6 17 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (1.53%) Maven
8 13 (1.25%) IntelliJ
8 13 (1.25%) JUnit
8 13 (1.25%) Mockito
8 13 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (1.15%) Selenium
10 7 (0.67%) AdminStudio
10 7 (0.67%) MSI
10 7 (0.67%) NUnit
11 5 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.48%) Subversion
11 5 (0.48%) WebDriver
General
1 45 (4.31%) Finance
2 21 (2.01%) Telecoms
3 20 (1.92%) Electronics
4 19 (1.82%) Legal
5 18 (1.72%) Retail
6 13 (1.25%) Marketing
7 10 (0.96%) Games
8 9 (0.86%) Advertising
8 9 (0.86%) Back Office
9 7 (0.67%) Automotive
10 5 (0.48%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.29%) Banking
12 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.19%) German Language
13 2 (0.19%) Law
14 1 (0.096%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.096%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.096%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 224 (21.46%) Developer
2 112 (10.73%) Analyst
3 109 (10.44%) Consultant
4 79 (7.57%) Senior Developer
5 70 (6.70%) Architect
5 70 (6.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 67 (6.42%) .NET Developer
7 63 (6.03%) Support Engineer
8 61 (5.84%) Software Engineer
9 44 (4.21%) C# Developer
9 44 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
10 40 (3.83%) IT Engineer
11 39 (3.74%) Data Engineer
11 39 (3.74%) IT Support
12 36 (3.45%) Administrator
12 36 (3.45%) Graduate
13 35 (3.35%) Senior Consultant
14 34 (3.26%) C++ Software Engineer
15 31 (2.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 29 (2.78%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (20.98%) .NET
2 159 (15.23%) ASP.NET
3 145 (13.89%) HTML
4 113 (10.82%) CSS
5 90 (8.62%) Web Services
6 89 (8.52%) jQuery
7 64 (6.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 62 (5.94%) HTML5
9 58 (5.56%) XML
10 49 (4.69%) .NET Framework
11 47 (4.50%) COM
12 45 (4.31%) AngularJS
12 45 (4.31%) Node.js
13 40 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web API
14 38 (3.64%) SOAP
15 35 (3.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 34 (3.26%) MFC
16 34 (3.26%) STL
17 33 (3.16%) REST
18 32 (3.07%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.98%) Data Centre
3 49 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 33 (3.16%) FMCG
5 30 (2.87%) User Experience
6 29 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (2.68%) Driving Licence
8 25 (2.39%) Public Cloud
9 24 (2.30%) CESG
9 24 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
9 24 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
9 24 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
10 22 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.72%) Private Cloud
12 16 (1.53%) Clustering
13 15 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
14 14 (1.34%) RIA
15 13 (1.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 13 (1.25%) Mobile App
16 11 (1.05%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 331 (31.70%) Windows
2 176 (16.86%) Windows Server
3 128 (12.26%) Linux
4 88 (8.43%) Windows 10
5 72 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 49 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (3.54%) Windows XP
8 36 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (3.16%) Apple iOS
10 32 (3.07%) Android
11 18 (1.72%) CentOS
12 17 (1.63%) Windows 2000
12 17 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (1.44%) Windows 8
14 11 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (1.05%) Unix
15 7 (0.67%) VMS
16 6 (0.57%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.38%) Solaris
18 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (12.55%) ITIL
3 113 (10.82%) Presales
4 104 (9.96%) DevOps
4 104 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
5 101 (9.67%) CRM
6 99 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
6 99 (9.48%) MVC
7 98 (9.39%) Project Management
8 95 (9.10%) Software Engineering
9 94 (9.00%) Scrum
10 92 (8.81%) Computer Science
11 91 (8.72%) Analytics
12 83 (7.95%) Migration
12 83 (7.95%) TDD
13 78 (7.47%) SDLC
14 73 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 66 (6.32%) Mentoring
16 64 (6.13%) Data Modelling
16 64 (6.13%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 300 (28.74%) SQL
2 225 (21.55%) C#
3 188 (18.01%) JavaScript
4 106 (10.15%) PowerShell
5 85 (8.14%) Java
6 81 (7.76%) Python
7 66 (6.32%) T-SQL
8 57 (5.46%) C
9 51 (4.89%) C++
10 36 (3.45%) Shell Script
11 34 (3.26%) Ruby
12 26 (2.49%) Go
12 26 (2.49%) PHP
13 25 (2.39%) Scala
14 23 (2.20%) Bash Shell
15 21 (2.01%) PL/SQL
16 20 (1.92%) Objective-C
17 17 (1.63%) VB.NET
18 15 (1.44%) Assembly Language
19 13 (1.25%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 187 (17.91%) Degree
2 117 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 90 (8.62%) MCSE
4 85 (8.14%) Security Cleared
5 79 (7.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 57 (5.46%) SC Cleared
7 47 (4.50%) MCSA
8 34 (3.26%) MCITP
9 24 (2.30%) DV Cleared
10 19 (1.82%) CISSP
11 15 (1.44%) CISA
11 15 (1.44%) CISM
11 15 (1.44%) CRISC
12 13 (1.25%) OSCP
13 11 (1.05%) AWS Certification
13 11 (1.05%) CCNA
13 11 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (0.96%) CREST Certified
14 10 (0.96%) SANS
15 9 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.50%) SLA
2 38 (3.64%) GDPR
3 36 (3.45%) QA
4 29 (2.78%) PMO
5 21 (2.01%) GAMP
6 17 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 15 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (0.48%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.38%) HL7
10 2 (0.19%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 283 (27.11%) Active Directory
2 119 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (10.44%) Hyper-V
4 68 (6.51%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (2.59%) Docker
6 17 (1.63%) vSphere
7 15 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (1.34%) Firmware
9 12 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.86%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.77%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.67%) Xen
13 6 (0.57%) iptables
13 6 (0.57%) XenApp
14 5 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.38%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.38%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.38%) HDFS
15 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 81 (7.76%) SCCM
2 27 (2.59%) SCVMM
3 22 (2.11%) SCOM
4 21 (2.01%) WSUS
5 20 (1.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (1.25%) CloudHub
7 13 (1.25%) CSIRT
7 13 (1.25%) Kibana
7 13 (1.25%) Terraform
8 12 (1.15%) Nagios
9 10 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
10 9 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.86%) Puppet
10 9 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.77%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.67%) Graphite
13 6 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (0.57%) Kubernetes
14 5 (0.48%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 155 (14.85%) VMware
2 90 (8.62%) Oracle
3 80 (7.66%) Cisco
4 54 (5.17%) SAP
5 53 (5.08%) Google
6 46 (4.41%) HP
7 38 (3.64%) ServiceNow
8 34 (3.26%) Citrix
9 30 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
10 27 (2.59%) F5
11 24 (2.30%) Symantec
12 20 (1.92%) CheckPoint
12 20 (1.92%) Riverbed
13 19 (1.82%) Aruba
13 19 (1.82%) CyberArk
13 19 (1.82%) Tableau
14 17 (1.63%) SolarWinds
15 16 (1.53%) Apple
15 16 (1.53%) Mitel
15 16 (1.53%) Veeam