Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,172 1,036 1,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.42% 15.56% 16.46%
As % of the Vendors category 35.46% 30.90% 31.77%
Number of salaries quoted 901 949 1,340
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £67,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 3,305 3,353 4,838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 49.12% 50.35% 51.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2,568 2,639 3,875
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% -

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +6 449 £47,500 +5.56% 62
Maidenhead +20 294 £50,000 - 22
Bracknell -2 134 £50,000 - 9
Slough -15 60 £41,250 -8.33% 18
Wokingham -13 44 £60,000 +57.89% 4
Newbury -9 40 £36,000 +20.00% 8
Windsor -1 28 £60,000 +14.29% 1
Thatcham +4 4 £29,500 +6.31% 1
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 434 (37.03%) Windows
2 402 (34.30%) SQL Server
3 359 (30.63%) SQL
4 325 (27.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 321 (27.39%) Active Directory
6 314 (26.79%) C#
7 310 (26.45%) .NET
8 270 (23.04%) Windows Server
9 236 (20.14%) JavaScript
10 224 (19.11%) VMware
11 191 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
12 171 (14.59%) HTML
13 166 (14.16%) Oracle
14 164 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
15 162 (13.82%) Office 365
16 161 (13.74%) Hyper-V
17 149 (12.71%) Microsoft Office
18 144 (12.29%) CSS
19 137 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
20 135 (11.52%) Firewall
21 127 (10.84%) ITIL
21 127 (10.84%) MVC
22 123 (10.49%) ASP.NET
23 121 (10.32%) Finance
24 118 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
25 115 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
25 115 (9.81%) Cisco
26 105 (8.96%) LAN
27 104 (8.87%) WAN
27 104 (8.87%) 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 93 (7.94%) MS Exchange
2 83 (7.08%) IIS
3 52 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 36 (3.07%) Skype for Business
5 34 (2.90%) CMS
5 34 (2.90%) Oracle Service Bus
5 34 (2.90%) Sitecore CMS
5 34 (2.90%) WebLogic
6 33 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 29 (2.47%) WebSphere
8 27 (2.30%) Umbraco
9 24 (2.05%) Apache
10 22 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
11 20 (1.71%) JBoss
12 19 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
13 15 (1.28%) Confluence
13 15 (1.28%) NServiceBus
14 12 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 149 (12.71%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (2.30%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.43%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.43%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.085%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.085%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.085%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.085%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 70 (5.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.94%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.34%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.17%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.17%) Sage 500
7 2 (0.17%) Sage X3
7 2 (0.17%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.085%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.085%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.085%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.085%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 325 (27.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 162 (13.82%) Office 365
3 118 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (5.12%) Dynamics 365
5 50 (4.27%) SaaS
6 43 (3.67%) Bluemix
6 43 (3.67%) IBM Cloud
7 42 (3.58%) PaaS
8 37 (3.16%) IaaS
9 31 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
11 9 (0.77%) npm
12 8 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.68%) NuGet
12 8 (0.68%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.17%) GitHub
14 2 (0.17%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.085%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 135 (11.52%) Firewall
2 105 (8.96%) LAN
3 104 (8.87%) WAN
4 98 (8.36%) DNS
5 81 (6.91%) DHCP
6 65 (5.55%) TCP/IP
7 39 (3.33%) VPN
8 38 (3.24%) SAN
9 32 (2.73%) Internet
9 32 (2.73%) Skype
10 30 (2.56%) Wireshark
11 20 (1.71%) Wireless
12 18 (1.54%) Network Security
13 16 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (1.28%) VLAN
14 15 (1.28%) WLAN
15 13 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
15 13 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
16 10 (0.85%) Intranet
16 10 (0.85%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (34.30%) SQL Server
2 63 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 57 (4.86%) Oracle Database
4 55 (4.69%) Power BI
5 52 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 30 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 29 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
10 25 (2.13%) Big Data
11 24 (2.05%) Relational Database
12 21 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
12 21 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
13 20 (1.71%) MongoDB
13 20 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (1.45%) NoSQL
15 15 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
16 14 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
16 14 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 94 (8.02%) Visual Studio
2 69 (5.89%) Git (software)
3 39 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (2.05%) Jenkins
5 20 (1.71%) JIRA
6 16 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (0.85%) Mercurial
8 8 (0.68%) gulp
8 8 (0.68%) NUnit
9 7 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.60%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.60%) webpack
10 4 (0.34%) AdminStudio
10 4 (0.34%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.34%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.34%) MSI
10 4 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.34%) Wise Package Studio
11 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 121 (10.32%) Finance
2 70 (5.97%) Advertising
3 37 (3.16%) Publishing
4 31 (2.65%) Marketing
5 29 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.13%) Retail
7 17 (1.45%) German Language
8 16 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.28%) Legal
10 11 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.85%) Billing
11 10 (0.85%) Law
12 7 (0.60%) Back Office
13 6 (0.51%) Games
13 6 (0.51%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.43%) Automotive
14 5 (0.43%) Banking
14 5 (0.43%) Electronics
15 4 (0.34%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.34%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 251 (21.42%) Developer
2 136 (11.60%) Analyst
3 114 (9.73%) Consultant
4 101 (8.62%) .NET Developer
5 99 (8.45%) Architect
6 71 (6.06%) Support Engineer
7 57 (4.86%) IT Support
8 56 (4.78%) Senior Developer
9 52 (4.44%) Software Engineer
10 47 (4.01%) Cloud Architect
10 47 (4.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 43 (3.67%) C# Developer
12 42 (3.58%) Administrator
13 37 (3.16%) Project Manager
14 33 (2.82%) Support Analyst
15 32 (2.73%) IT Engineer
16 31 (2.65%) Technical Consultant
17 30 (2.56%) Software Developer
17 30 (2.56%) Technical Support
18 29 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (26.45%) .NET
2 171 (14.59%) HTML
3 144 (12.29%) CSS
4 123 (10.49%) ASP.NET
5 98 (8.36%) Web Services
6 80 (6.83%) Middleware
7 72 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 64 (5.46%) .NET Framework
9 57 (4.86%) WCF
10 55 (4.69%) jQuery
11 53 (4.52%) AngularJS
12 52 (4.44%) REST
13 42 (3.58%) JSON
14 33 (2.82%) Ajax
15 32 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
16 31 (2.65%) COM
17 30 (2.56%) STL
18 28 (2.39%) HTML5
18 28 (2.39%) MFC
18 28 (2.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 115 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (5.46%) Data Centre
3 63 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
4 59 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (4.01%) Management Information System
6 42 (3.58%) Private Cloud
7 39 (3.33%) Computer Science
8 28 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (2.13%) Clustering
9 25 (2.13%) Public Cloud
10 23 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
11 18 (1.54%) IBM Mainframe
11 18 (1.54%) Mainframe
12 17 (1.45%) Social Media
12 17 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
13 14 (1.19%) Life Science
14 12 (1.02%) Driving Licence
14 12 (1.02%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.60%) PKI
16 6 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 434 (37.03%) Windows
2 270 (23.04%) Windows Server
3 92 (7.85%) Linux
4 86 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (5.55%) Windows 10
7 53 (4.52%) Windows 7
8 35 (2.99%) Windows 8
9 33 (2.82%) Unix
10 32 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (1.37%) Android
11 16 (1.37%) Apple iOS
12 15 (1.28%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.26%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.17%) CentOS
15 2 (0.17%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.085%) Solaris
16 1 (0.085%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (10.84%) ITIL
2 127 (10.84%) MVC
3 103 (8.79%) CRM
4 101 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
5 97 (8.28%) Software Engineering
6 93 (7.94%) Scrum
7 86 (7.34%) Logistics
8 85 (7.25%) Strategic Thinking
9 81 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
9 81 (6.91%) Project Management
10 79 (6.74%) Presales
11 76 (6.48%) TDD
12 73 (6.23%) OO
13 71 (6.06%) Migration
14 68 (5.80%) Test Automation
15 67 (5.72%) Web Development
16 66 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
17 63 (5.38%) Analytics
18 57 (4.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 359 (30.63%) SQL
2 314 (26.79%) C#
3 236 (20.14%) JavaScript
4 104 (8.87%) PowerShell
5 74 (6.31%) T-SQL
6 48 (4.10%) C++
7 37 (3.16%) Python
8 34 (2.90%) C
9 26 (2.22%) Java
10 15 (1.28%) VB.NET
11 14 (1.19%) X++
12 12 (1.02%) VB
12 12 (1.02%) VBA
13 10 (0.85%) Ruby
14 9 (0.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 7 (0.60%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.60%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.51%) PHP
17 4 (0.34%) VBScript
18 3 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 137 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (7.59%) Degree
3 87 (7.42%) MCSE
4 45 (3.84%) MCSA
5 29 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (2.22%) Security Cleared
7 23 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (1.88%) MCP
9 21 (1.79%) MCSD
10 17 (1.45%) SC Cleared
10 17 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (1.37%) MCITP
12 11 (0.94%) CCNA
12 11 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.85%) MCTS
14 9 (0.77%) CCIE
15 8 (0.68%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 8 (0.68%) CCIE Security
15 8 (0.68%) DBS Check
16 7 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (3.07%) QA
3 33 (2.82%) SLA
4 14 (1.19%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.19%) GAMP
4 14 (1.19%) PMO
5 9 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 3 (0.26%) GDPR
7 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.17%) GCP
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.085%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.085%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 321 (27.39%) Active Directory
2 164 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (13.74%) Hyper-V
4 45 (3.84%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (2.13%) Docker
7 21 (1.79%) XenApp
7 21 (1.79%) XenDesktop
8 19 (1.62%) VMware NSX
9 18 (1.54%) NFS
10 13 (1.11%) vSphere
11 10 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (0.60%) XenServer
14 6 (0.51%) HDFS
14 6 (0.51%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.34%) FreeRADIUS
16 3 (0.26%) Firmware
16 3 (0.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 91 (7.76%) SCCM
2 58 (4.95%) SCOM
3 38 (3.24%) Ansible
4 34 (2.90%) vCenter Server
5 24 (2.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 19 (1.62%) OPNET
6 19 (1.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 17 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 16 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (0.94%) Puppet
10 9 (0.77%) Backup Exec
11 8 (0.68%) Kubernetes
12 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.51%) WSUS
14 5 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 4 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 4 (0.34%) WMI
16 3 (0.26%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 224 (19.11%) VMware
2 166 (14.16%) Oracle
3 115 (9.81%) Cisco
4 84 (7.17%) Capita
5 70 (5.97%) IBM
6 60 (5.12%) Citrix
7 53 (4.52%) SolarWinds
8 48 (4.10%) ServiceNow
9 45 (3.84%) HP
10 44 (3.75%) Riverbed
11 36 (3.07%) Symantec
12 35 (2.99%) Sitecore
13 29 (2.47%) SAP
14 27 (2.30%) Veeam
15 26 (2.22%) CheckPoint
16 25 (2.13%) Dell
17 23 (1.96%) Intel
17 23 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
18 22 (1.88%) CommVault
19 21 (1.79%) Dynatrace