Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 770 1,148 1,095
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 15.25% 20.29% 16.91%
As % of the Vendors category 35.16% 42.77% 36.13%
Number of salaries quoted 602 908 898
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £30,275 £25,925 £24,750
90th Percentile £79,875 £75,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 2,190 2,684 3,031
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 43.37% 47.43% 46.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,577 2,006 2,344
Berkshire median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £76,250 £72,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -3 350 £50,000 +5.26% 88
Bracknell -5 84 £66,250 +10.42% 11
Maidenhead -5 73 £47,500 -13.64% 12
Slough +6 69 £45,000 -14.29% 14
Wokingham +4 46 £43,750 -20.81% 7
Newbury +12 22 £55,000 +10.00% 22
Thatcham -2 14 £38,000 -15.56% 1
Windsor +2 8 £75,000 +97.37% 6
Ascot - 5 £75,000 - 3
Hungerford - 5 £55,000 -
Crowthorne -5 1 £39,000 +77.27% 1
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 279 (36.23%) Azure
2 245 (31.82%) Windows
3 232 (30.13%) SQL
4 164 (21.30%) .NET
5 155 (20.13%) SQL Server
6 154 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 153 (19.87%) Office 365
8 152 (19.74%) C#
8 152 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
9 139 (18.05%) Problem-Solving
10 121 (15.71%) Microsoft Office
11 115 (14.94%) VMware
11 115 (14.94%) Windows Server
12 108 (14.03%) JavaScript
13 105 (13.64%) AWS
14 100 (12.99%) Microsoft Excel
15 96 (12.47%) ITIL
16 90 (11.69%) DevOps
17 85 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
17 85 (11.04%) Linux
18 80 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
19 77 (10.00%) QA
19 77 (10.00%) Degree
20 72 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
21 70 (9.09%) ASP.NET
21 70 (9.09%) Test Automation
22 69 (8.96%) Python
22 69 (8.96%) Software Engineering
23 67 (8.70%) MVC
24 64 (8.31%) PowerShell

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 63 (8.18%) SharePoint
2 33 (4.29%) IIS
3 24 (3.12%) Skype for Business
4 23 (2.99%) MS Exchange
5 21 (2.73%) Apache
6 15 (1.95%) Confluence
7 14 (1.82%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.43%) CMS
9 9 (1.17%) Apache Spark
10 8 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.78%) GlassFish
11 6 (0.78%) SAS
11 6 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.78%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.39%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.39%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.26%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.13%) CloudStack
Applications
1 121 (15.71%) Microsoft Office
2 100 (12.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (7.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (6.62%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.78%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.65%) Adobe XD
8 5 (0.65%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.39%) Sketch
10 2 (0.26%) InVision
Business Applications
1 38 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.78%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.65%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.52%) Exchequer
4 4 (0.52%) Line 50
4 4 (0.52%) Pegasus Opera
5 3 (0.39%) Carpe Diem
5 3 (0.39%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.26%) Primavera
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 279 (36.23%) Azure
2 153 (19.87%) Office 365
3 105 (13.64%) AWS
4 58 (7.53%) SaaS
5 53 (6.88%) Power Platform
6 47 (6.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 45 (5.84%) IaaS
7 45 (5.84%) PaaS
8 38 (4.94%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (1.82%) GCP
10 14 (1.82%) GitHub
11 9 (1.17%) Serverless
12 8 (1.04%) Data Lake Analytics
12 8 (1.04%) Mimecast
12 8 (1.04%) PowerApps
13 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Flow
14 6 (0.78%) Azure Stack
15 5 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 5 (0.65%) Azure LUIS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (7.01%) DHCP
1 54 (7.01%) DNS
2 40 (5.19%) Firewall
3 37 (4.81%) TCP/IP
4 26 (3.38%) Internet
4 26 (3.38%) VPN
5 23 (2.99%) SAN
6 21 (2.73%) LAN
6 21 (2.73%) WAN
7 20 (2.60%) Skype
8 18 (2.34%) Wireless
9 17 (2.21%) VLAN
10 16 (2.08%) Network Security
11 15 (1.95%) NAS
12 13 (1.69%) VoIP
13 10 (1.30%) Broadband
13 10 (1.30%) Intranet
14 9 (1.17%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (1.17%) SNMP
14 9 (1.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (20.13%) SQL Server
2 55 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 46 (5.97%) Power BI
4 40 (5.19%) Relational Database
5 34 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (3.64%) MySQL
8 15 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (1.82%) Data Lake
10 13 (1.69%) Big Data
10 13 (1.69%) Oracle Database
10 13 (1.69%) Star Schema
11 6 (0.78%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.52%) MS Access
13 4 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (0.52%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 42 (5.45%) Visual Studio
2 41 (5.32%) JIRA
3 38 (4.94%) Git (software)
4 20 (2.60%) Jenkins
5 18 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
6 17 (2.21%) Selenium
7 11 (1.43%) Bitbucket
8 10 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (1.17%) ReSharper
9 9 (1.17%) SonarQube
10 8 (1.04%) Bugzilla
11 7 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.78%) CruiseControl
12 6 (0.78%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.65%) NUnit
13 5 (0.65%) TestRail
14 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 3 (0.39%) Mocha
15 3 (0.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 53 (6.88%) Finance
2 42 (5.45%) Public Sector
3 32 (4.16%) Telecoms
4 30 (3.90%) Marketing
5 28 (3.64%) Automotive
6 25 (3.25%) Retail
7 15 (1.95%) Legal
8 13 (1.69%) Games
8 13 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.91%) Electronics
9 7 (0.91%) German Language
10 6 (0.78%) Publishing
11 5 (0.65%) French Language
11 5 (0.65%) Local Government
12 4 (0.52%) Banking
13 3 (0.39%) Billing
13 3 (0.39%) Law
14 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.26%) Military
14 2 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 138 (17.92%) Developer
2 104 (13.51%) Analyst
3 64 (8.31%) .NET Developer
4 60 (7.79%) Consultant
5 50 (6.49%) Software Engineer
6 49 (6.36%) Architect
7 46 (5.97%) Support Engineer
8 37 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 35 (4.55%) Software Developer
10 34 (4.42%) Azure Engineer
10 34 (4.42%) IT Engineer
11 33 (4.29%) .NET Software Developer
12 27 (3.51%) C# Developer
13 24 (3.12%) C# Software Developer
13 24 (3.12%) Support Analyst
14 23 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
15 21 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
15 21 (2.73%) Service Analyst
15 21 (2.73%) Technical Consultant
16 20 (2.60%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (21.30%) .NET
2 70 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 61 (7.92%) HTML
4 56 (7.27%) CSS
4 56 (7.27%) Web Services
5 47 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 32 (4.16%) HTML5
7 31 (4.03%) .NET Framework
8 25 (3.25%) .NET Core
9 18 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web API
9 18 (2.34%) jQuery
10 17 (2.21%) AngularJS
10 17 (2.21%) COM
11 15 (1.95%) CSS3
12 14 (1.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 14 (1.82%) MFC
12 14 (1.82%) RESTful
12 14 (1.82%) STL
12 14 (1.82%) WCF
13 13 (1.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 80 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (8.31%) Data Centre
3 37 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
4 33 (4.29%) Hybrid Cloud
5 31 (4.03%) Private Cloud
6 20 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.47%) Driving Licence
7 19 (2.47%) User Experience
8 18 (2.34%) Clustering
9 15 (1.95%) iPad
10 13 (1.69%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.43%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.43%) Social Media
12 9 (1.17%) Cloud Native
12 9 (1.17%) Smart Meter
13 8 (1.04%) Smartphone
14 7 (0.91%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.78%) Augmented Reality
15 6 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
15 6 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 245 (31.82%) Windows
2 115 (14.94%) Windows Server
3 85 (11.04%) Linux
4 54 (7.01%) Windows 10
5 36 (4.68%) Windows 7
6 26 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (3.12%) Apple iOS
8 20 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (2.47%) Unix
9 19 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (1.82%) Windows XP
11 13 (1.69%) Windows 2000
12 12 (1.56%) Android
13 6 (0.78%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.65%) CentOS
15 4 (0.52%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
18 1 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (18.05%) Problem-Solving
3 96 (12.47%) ITIL
4 90 (11.69%) DevOps
5 72 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
6 70 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 69 (8.96%) Software Engineering
8 67 (8.70%) MVC
9 57 (7.40%) Migration
9 57 (7.40%) SDLC
10 53 (6.88%) CRM
11 50 (6.49%) Service Management
12 49 (6.36%) Presales
13 43 (5.58%) ETL
13 43 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 41 (5.32%) Project Management
14 41 (5.32%) Scrum
15 40 (5.19%) Artificial Intelligence
15 40 (5.19%) Service Delivery
15 40 (5.19%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 232 (30.13%) SQL
2 152 (19.74%) C#
3 108 (14.03%) JavaScript
4 69 (8.96%) Python
5 64 (8.31%) PowerShell
6 36 (4.68%) T-SQL
7 24 (3.12%) Java
8 22 (2.86%) PHP
8 22 (2.86%) VB.NET
9 21 (2.73%) C
9 21 (2.73%) C++
10 16 (2.08%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.82%) Objective-C
12 13 (1.69%) Perl
13 9 (1.17%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.91%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.91%) XAML
15 5 (0.65%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.52%) ABAP
16 4 (0.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 77 (10.00%) Degree
2 55 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (6.23%) Security Cleared
4 29 (3.77%) DV Cleared
5 21 (2.73%) MCSE
6 15 (1.95%) MCSA
7 13 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.56%) SC Cleared
9 11 (1.43%) AWS Certification
9 11 (1.43%) JNCIS
10 10 (1.30%) MCP
11 9 (1.17%) A+ Certification
12 8 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (1.04%) PMI Certification
12 8 (1.04%) PMP
13 7 (0.91%) CCNA
13 7 (0.91%) DBS Check
13 7 (0.91%) SANS
14 4 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (10.00%) QA
2 47 (6.10%) SLA
3 14 (1.82%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.91%) COBIT
4 7 (0.91%) NIST
4 7 (0.91%) PMO
5 5 (0.65%) GDPR
5 5 (0.65%) ISO 22301
5 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.26%) BS7799
7 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) GAMP
8 1 (0.13%) GxP
8 1 (0.13%) P3O
8 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 154 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 85 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.90%) Docker
5 15 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.30%) vSphere
7 8 (1.04%) Firmware
7 8 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.04%) NFS
8 7 (0.91%) KVM
8 7 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.91%) XenApp
8 7 (0.91%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.78%) iptables
9 6 (0.78%) QEMU
9 6 (0.78%) Xen
10 5 (0.65%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.65%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 60 (7.79%) SCCM
2 25 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 25 (3.25%) WSUS
3 24 (3.12%) NetBackup
3 24 (3.12%) SCOM
4 16 (2.08%) Kubernetes
4 16 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
5 14 (1.82%) SCVMM
6 13 (1.69%) EMC NetWorker
7 10 (1.30%) Ansible
7 10 (1.30%) Terraform
8 8 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (0.91%) Grafana
10 6 (0.78%) SELinux
10 6 (0.78%) vRealize
11 5 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.52%) Graylog
12 4 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.52%) Puppet
13 3 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 115 (14.94%) VMware
2 52 (6.75%) Oracle
3 45 (5.84%) HP
4 42 (5.45%) Cisco
5 32 (4.16%) Citrix
6 26 (3.38%) EMC
6 26 (3.38%) IBM
7 22 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (2.86%) SAP
8 21 (2.73%) Google
9 16 (2.08%) Symantec
10 15 (1.95%) Tableau
11 14 (1.82%) CheckPoint
11 14 (1.82%) Xamarin
12 11 (1.43%) NetApp
12 11 (1.43%) Veeam
13 10 (1.30%) Atlassian
13 10 (1.30%) Sage
14 9 (1.17%) Brocade
14 9 (1.17%) Juniper