Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 794 1,258 1,013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.53% 20.46% 16.02%
As % of the Vendors category 35.06% 42.39% 34.79%
Number of salaries quoted 660 997 850
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 2,265 2,968 2,912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 41.45% 48.28% 46.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,692 2,222 2,208
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £71,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -3 383 £45,000 -10.00% 108
Bracknell -6 96 £67,500 +22.73% 16
Maidenhead -2 95 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Slough -4 62 £45,000 +16.13% 20
Wokingham +11 39 £45,000 -7.69% 13
Newbury +12 27 £52,500 +10.53% 30
Windsor -3 5 £39,000 +2.63% 5
Ascot - 5 £75,000 - 4
Thatcham -5 4 £31,000 -31.11% 2
Hungerford - 2 £55,000 - 3
Crowthorne -6 1 £39,000 +77.27% 2
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 304 (38.29%) Azure
2 254 (31.99%) Windows
3 212 (26.70%) SQL
4 188 (23.68%) Active Directory
5 177 (22.29%) .NET
6 176 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
7 172 (21.66%) Office 365
8 166 (20.91%) SQL Server
9 165 (20.78%) C#
10 137 (17.25%) ITIL
11 135 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
12 119 (14.99%) Windows Server
13 110 (13.85%) Microsoft Office
14 103 (12.97%) DevOps
15 99 (12.47%) VMware
16 97 (12.22%) JavaScript
16 97 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
17 92 (11.59%) Degree
18 91 (11.46%) Microsoft Excel
19 85 (10.71%) PowerShell
20 84 (10.58%) AWS
20 84 (10.58%) ASP.NET
21 81 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
22 74 (9.32%) MVC
23 72 (9.07%) HTML
24 71 (8.94%) SDLC
25 69 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
26 67 (8.44%) SharePoint
27 65 (8.19%) Linux
27 65 (8.19%) Service Management

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 67 (8.44%) SharePoint
2 39 (4.91%) MS Exchange
3 25 (3.15%) Tomcat
4 21 (2.64%) Confluence
5 19 (2.39%) IIS
6 15 (1.89%) Apache
6 15 (1.89%) Skype for Business
7 10 (1.26%) CMS
8 9 (1.13%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.63%) IBM Domino
10 5 (0.63%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.38%) nginx
11 3 (0.38%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.25%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 110 (13.85%) Microsoft Office
2 91 (11.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (6.68%) MS Visio
4 28 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.50%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.38%) Sketch
8 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.13%) InVision
Business Applications
1 48 (6.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.63%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.38%) Carpe Diem
4 3 (0.38%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.25%) Primavera
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 304 (38.29%) Azure
2 172 (21.66%) Office 365
3 84 (10.58%) AWS
4 56 (7.05%) Power Platform
5 49 (6.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 43 (5.42%) PaaS
7 41 (5.16%) IaaS
8 38 (4.79%) Dynamics 365
9 29 (3.65%) SaaS
10 15 (1.89%) GCP
10 15 (1.89%) GitHub
11 11 (1.39%) Serverless
12 10 (1.26%) PowerApps
13 9 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (1.13%) Microsoft Flow
14 8 (1.01%) Data Lake Analytics
15 6 (0.76%) Azure Stack
16 5 (0.63%) BrowserStack
16 5 (0.63%) Mimecast
16 5 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (6.17%) Firewall
2 46 (5.79%) DNS
3 41 (5.16%) DHCP
4 31 (3.90%) SAN
4 31 (3.90%) TCP/IP
5 21 (2.64%) LAN
6 20 (2.52%) Internet
6 20 (2.52%) VPN
7 19 (2.39%) WAN
8 17 (2.14%) VoIP
9 15 (1.89%) Skype
10 11 (1.39%) iSCSI
10 11 (1.39%) NAS
11 9 (1.13%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (1.13%) Intranet
11 9 (1.13%) VLAN
11 9 (1.13%) Wireless
12 8 (1.01%) Unified Communications
13 6 (0.76%) Network Security
14 5 (0.63%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (20.91%) SQL Server
2 65 (8.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 49 (6.17%) Power BI
4 39 (4.91%) Relational Database
5 37 (4.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (2.90%) MySQL
8 17 (2.14%) Star Schema
9 14 (1.76%) Data Lake
10 13 (1.64%) Big Data
11 10 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (1.26%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (1.01%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.63%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.63%) HDInsight
15 5 (0.63%) NoSQL
16 4 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 51 (6.42%) Git (software)
2 47 (5.92%) Visual Studio
3 43 (5.42%) JIRA
4 27 (3.40%) Jenkins
4 27 (3.40%) Visual Studio Team System
5 18 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.64%) Bitbucket
6 13 (1.64%) Selenium
7 10 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.76%) SonarQube
8 6 (0.76%) Subversion
8 6 (0.76%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.63%) NUnit
9 5 (0.63%) ReSharper
9 5 (0.63%) TestRail
10 4 (0.50%) Bugzilla
10 4 (0.50%) GitLab
10 4 (0.50%) MSTest
10 4 (0.50%) TestDirector
General
1 51 (6.42%) Finance
2 34 (4.28%) Public Sector
3 26 (3.27%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.90%) Retail
5 19 (2.39%) Marketing
6 14 (1.76%) Automotive
7 11 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.26%) Publishing
9 9 (1.13%) Law
10 8 (1.01%) Legal
11 7 (0.88%) Banking
12 5 (0.63%) Electronics
12 5 (0.63%) Games
12 5 (0.63%) German Language
13 3 (0.38%) French Language
13 3 (0.38%) Military
14 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.25%) Back Office
14 2 (0.25%) Local Government
15 1 (0.13%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 161 (20.28%) Developer
2 116 (14.61%) Analyst
3 81 (10.20%) Consultant
4 70 (8.82%) .NET Developer
5 56 (7.05%) Support Engineer
6 48 (6.05%) Architect
7 43 (5.42%) Azure Engineer
7 43 (5.42%) Software Engineer
8 37 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 36 (4.53%) Software Developer
10 34 (4.28%) DevOps Engineer
11 33 (4.16%) .NET Software Developer
12 32 (4.03%) IT Engineer
13 30 (3.78%) Cloud Engineer
14 29 (3.65%) Business Analyst
15 28 (3.53%) Service Analyst
16 25 (3.15%) C# Developer
16 25 (3.15%) Technical Consultant
16 25 (3.15%) Xamarin Developer
17 24 (3.02%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (22.29%) .NET
2 84 (10.58%) ASP.NET
3 72 (9.07%) HTML
4 58 (7.30%) CSS
5 55 (6.93%) Web Services
6 51 (6.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 31 (3.90%) HTML5
8 30 (3.78%) .NET Framework
9 28 (3.53%) jQuery
10 21 (2.64%) WCF
11 17 (2.14%) .NET Core
11 17 (2.14%) COM
11 17 (2.14%) JSON
12 16 (2.02%) REST
13 15 (1.89%) AngularJS
13 15 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (1.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 14 (1.76%) MFC
14 14 (1.76%) STL
14 14 (1.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 97 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.79%) Data Centre
3 34 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (3.40%) iPad
5 23 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
6 19 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.14%) Clustering
7 17 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.02%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.76%) User Experience
10 11 (1.39%) CESG
10 11 (1.39%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.39%) Private Cloud
11 7 (0.88%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.88%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.88%) Social Media
12 6 (0.76%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.63%) Blog
13 5 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 254 (31.99%) Windows
2 119 (14.99%) Windows Server
3 65 (8.19%) Linux
4 48 (6.05%) Windows 10
5 41 (5.16%) Windows 7
6 37 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (2.64%) Apple iOS
9 19 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (2.27%) Windows XP
11 17 (2.14%) Windows 2000
12 16 (2.02%) Unix
13 11 (1.39%) Android
13 11 (1.39%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.76%) VMS
15 4 (0.50%) CentOS
15 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (17.25%) ITIL
3 135 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
4 103 (12.97%) DevOps
5 74 (9.32%) MVC
6 71 (8.94%) SDLC
7 69 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
8 65 (8.19%) Service Management
9 62 (7.81%) Test Automation
10 61 (7.68%) CRM
11 54 (6.80%) Software Engineering
12 53 (6.68%) Project Management
13 52 (6.55%) Migration
14 51 (6.42%) Presales
15 49 (6.17%) Change Management
16 47 (5.92%) TDD
17 44 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 41 (5.16%) Scrum
19 40 (5.04%) ETL
20 39 (4.91%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 212 (26.70%) SQL
2 165 (20.78%) C#
3 97 (12.22%) JavaScript
4 85 (10.71%) PowerShell
5 51 (6.42%) Python
6 39 (4.91%) Java
7 37 (4.66%) T-SQL
8 26 (3.27%) VB.NET
9 25 (3.15%) C
9 25 (3.15%) Objective-C
10 20 (2.52%) C++
11 12 (1.51%) PHP
12 11 (1.39%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.26%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.01%) Ruby
15 6 (0.76%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.76%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.76%) VB
16 5 (0.63%) ABAP
16 5 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 92 (11.59%) Degree
2 54 (6.80%) Security Cleared
3 52 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (4.66%) DV Cleared
5 28 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (3.02%) MCSE
7 19 (2.39%) MCITP
8 16 (2.02%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.26%) PMP
10 9 (1.13%) MCP
10 9 (1.13%) PMI Certification
11 8 (1.01%) AWS Certification
12 7 (0.88%) CCNA
12 7 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.88%) JNCIS
13 6 (0.76%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.05%) QA
2 36 (4.53%) SLA
3 27 (3.40%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.51%) NIST
5 11 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.39%) NCSC
6 6 (0.76%) GDPR
6 6 (0.76%) PMO
7 5 (0.63%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.25%) BS7799
9 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.13%) COBIT
10 1 (0.13%) GAMP
10 1 (0.13%) GxP
10 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.13%) P3O
10 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 188 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 81 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (8.19%) Hyper-V
4 35 (4.41%) Docker
5 13 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.39%) vSphere
7 10 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.88%) XenApp
9 6 (0.76%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.50%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.38%) Firmware
12 3 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.25%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.13%) Samba
14 1 (0.13%) vCloud
14 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (6.42%) SCCM
2 33 (4.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 30 (3.78%) SCOM
4 22 (2.77%) NetBackup
5 20 (2.52%) Ansible
5 20 (2.52%) WSUS
6 18 (2.27%) Kubernetes
7 16 (2.02%) EMC NetWorker
7 16 (2.02%) SCVMM
7 16 (2.02%) Terraform
8 15 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
9 13 (1.64%) Puppet
10 8 (1.01%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (0.88%) Grafana
12 6 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
13 5 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 99 (12.47%) VMware
2 56 (7.05%) Oracle
3 55 (6.93%) HP
4 44 (5.54%) Cisco
5 43 (5.42%) Citrix
6 26 (3.27%) IBM
7 25 (3.15%) Xamarin
8 24 (3.02%) EMC
9 22 (2.77%) SAP
10 20 (2.52%) Symantec
11 17 (2.14%) CheckPoint
11 17 (2.14%) Google
12 16 (2.02%) Veeam
13 15 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (1.76%) Atlassian
15 12 (1.51%) Dell
16 7 (0.88%) Cognos
16 7 (0.88%) CommVault
16 7 (0.88%) NetApp
16 7 (0.88%) Sitecore