Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 5 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,267 1,041 1,347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.91% 16.32% 15.96%
As % of the Vendors category 42.98% 35.47% 31.56%
Number of salaries quoted 998 864 1,121
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,375 £67,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 2,948 2,935 4,268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 48.66% 46.01% 50.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2,188 2,237 3,258
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,100 £72,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +7 513 £50,000 +11.11% 78
Maidenhead +3 237 £50,000 -4.76% 16
Bracknell -2 172 £55,000 +37.50% 14
Slough 0 136 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Newbury +11 38 £47,500 +90.00% 19
Wokingham -3 29 £50,000 -16.67% 9
Windsor -2 20 £38,000 -0.65% 1
Crowthorne - 11 £22,000 -
Thatcham +3 4 £45,000 +5.88%
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 450 (35.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 421 (33.23%) Windows
3 403 (31.81%) SQL
4 388 (30.62%) Active Directory
5 341 (26.91%) SQL Server
6 293 (23.13%) C#
7 289 (22.81%) .NET
8 265 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
9 251 (19.81%) Office 365
10 217 (17.13%) Degree
11 205 (16.18%) JavaScript
11 205 (16.18%) Windows Server
12 194 (15.31%) Microsoft Office
13 164 (12.94%) VMware
14 159 (12.55%) ASP.NET
15 147 (11.60%) VMware Infrastructure
16 143 (11.29%) Software Engineering
17 141 (11.13%) Linux
18 138 (10.89%) HTML
19 130 (10.26%) Hyper-V
20 129 (10.18%) IIS
21 127 (10.02%) Business Intelligence
22 122 (9.63%) Web Services
22 122 (9.63%) Scrum
22 122 (9.63%) Amazon AWS
23 117 (9.23%) Visual Studio
24 116 (9.16%) CSS
24 116 (9.16%) ITIL
24 116 (9.16%) Incident Management
25 113 (8.92%) 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
1 129 (10.18%) IIS
2 82 (6.47%) SharePoint
3 61 (4.81%) MS Exchange
4 34 (2.68%) Skype for Business
5 24 (1.89%) CMS
6 18 (1.42%) Apache
7 16 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
8 13 (1.03%) Confluence
8 13 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (1.03%) Umbraco
9 12 (0.95%) Apache Spark
9 12 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.87%) Anypoint
10 11 (0.87%) Mule
10 11 (0.87%) Mule ESB
11 10 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 194 (15.31%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (6.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (3.08%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.32%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.079%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.079%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 44 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.39%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.32%) Scribe Insight
6 3 (0.24%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.16%) Maximo
8 1 (0.079%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 450 (35.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 251 (19.81%) Office 365
3 122 (9.63%) Amazon AWS
4 85 (6.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 84 (6.63%) SaaS
6 54 (4.26%) Serverless
7 52 (4.10%) PaaS
8 47 (3.71%) IaaS
9 40 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
10 36 (2.84%) Amazon S3
11 35 (2.76%) Amazon EMR
12 31 (2.45%) Amazon Kinesis
12 31 (2.45%) Amazon SQS
12 31 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
13 25 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
14 20 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
15 14 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
15 14 (1.10%) Azure Functions
15 14 (1.10%) GitHub
16 9 (0.71%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 104 (8.21%) Firewall
2 75 (5.92%) LAN
3 66 (5.21%) WAN
4 64 (5.05%) TCP/IP
5 52 (4.10%) Network Security
6 45 (3.55%) DNS
7 38 (3.00%) VPN
8 33 (2.60%) Skype
9 29 (2.29%) DHCP
10 22 (1.74%) Wireless
11 21 (1.66%) Internet
12 16 (1.26%) Unified Communications
13 13 (1.03%) SAN
14 11 (0.87%) H.323
14 11 (0.87%) SNMP
15 10 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
16 8 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (0.63%) WLAN
17 7 (0.55%) Bluetooth
17 7 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (26.91%) SQL Server
2 94 (7.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 91 (7.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 69 (5.45%) Relational Database
4 69 (5.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 67 (5.29%) Power BI
6 63 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
7 55 (4.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 49 (3.87%) SAP BW
9 36 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
10 35 (2.76%) RDBMS
11 34 (2.68%) Cosmos DB
12 31 (2.45%) Amazon Redshift
13 26 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
14 23 (1.82%) Big Data
15 22 (1.74%) Data Lake
15 22 (1.74%) Oracle Database
16 18 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (1.26%) Oracle Database 12c
17 16 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 117 (9.23%) Visual Studio
2 55 (4.34%) Git (software)
3 31 (2.45%) JIRA
4 26 (2.05%) webpack
5 25 (1.97%) Jenkins
6 24 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
8 15 (1.18%) Eclipse
9 13 (1.03%) Maven
9 13 (1.03%) NUnit
10 12 (0.95%) Selenium
11 11 (0.87%) IntelliJ
11 11 (0.87%) JUnit
11 11 (0.87%) Mockito
11 11 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (0.79%) AdminStudio
12 10 (0.79%) MSI
12 10 (0.79%) Subversion
13 8 (0.63%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 78 (6.16%) Finance
2 46 (3.63%) Advertising
3 28 (2.21%) Retail
4 20 (1.58%) Legal
4 20 (1.58%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.42%) Marketing
6 16 (1.26%) Back Office
7 14 (1.10%) Automotive
7 14 (1.10%) Billing
7 14 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (0.71%) Aerospace
8 9 (0.71%) Games
8 9 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.63%) Electronics
10 6 (0.47%) Banking
11 3 (0.24%) Law
12 2 (0.16%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.079%) French Language
13 1 (0.079%) German Language
13 1 (0.079%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 269 (21.23%) Developer
2 156 (12.31%) Analyst
3 100 (7.89%) Software Engineer
4 97 (7.66%) Architect
5 95 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 93 (7.34%) Consultant
7 75 (5.92%) Support Engineer
8 68 (5.37%) .NET Developer
9 65 (5.13%) Senior Developer
10 56 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
11 54 (4.26%) Data Engineer
12 52 (4.10%) Administrator
12 52 (4.10%) DBA
13 46 (3.63%) C# Developer
14 44 (3.47%) Applications Support
15 43 (3.39%) Cloud Architect
15 43 (3.39%) Graduate
16 39 (3.08%) Lead Architect
17 38 (3.00%) C++ Software Engineer
17 38 (3.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (22.81%) .NET
2 159 (12.55%) ASP.NET
3 138 (10.89%) HTML
4 122 (9.63%) Web Services
5 116 (9.16%) CSS
6 105 (8.29%) AngularJS
7 82 (6.47%) REST
8 72 (5.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 67 (5.29%) .NET Framework
10 61 (4.81%) XML
11 59 (4.66%) jQuery
12 46 (3.63%) HTML5
13 43 (3.39%) COM
13 43 (3.39%) React
14 42 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
15 40 (3.16%) SOAP
16 39 (3.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 38 (3.00%) MFC
17 38 (3.00%) STL
18 29 (2.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (5.68%) Private Cloud
3 60 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
4 56 (4.42%) Data Centre
5 49 (3.87%) FMCG
6 47 (3.71%) Social Media
7 45 (3.55%) Management Information System
8 35 (2.76%) Mobile App
9 29 (2.29%) Driving Licence
10 27 (2.13%) User Experience
11 26 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
12 23 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (1.74%) CESG
14 19 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
15 18 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (1.26%) Clustering
17 11 (0.87%) Fintech
18 10 (0.79%) PMI
18 10 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
19 9 (0.71%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 421 (33.23%) Windows
2 205 (16.18%) Windows Server
3 141 (11.13%) Linux
4 91 (7.18%) Windows 10
5 81 (6.39%) Windows 7
6 54 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (3.00%) Windows 8
8 38 (3.00%) Windows XP
9 32 (2.53%) Apple iOS
10 16 (1.26%) Android
11 15 (1.18%) Unix
11 15 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (0.95%) CentOS
12 12 (0.95%) Windows 2000
13 9 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.39%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.32%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.24%) AIX
16 3 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (11.29%) Software Engineering
3 127 (10.02%) Business Intelligence
4 122 (9.63%) Scrum
5 116 (9.16%) Incident Management
5 116 (9.16%) ITIL
6 113 (8.92%) Service Management
7 109 (8.60%) Presales
7 109 (8.60%) Project Management
8 96 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
9 95 (7.50%) Analytics
9 95 (7.50%) Logistics
10 94 (7.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 92 (7.26%) Root Cause Analysis
12 91 (7.18%) ETL
13 90 (7.10%) TDD
14 86 (6.79%) Data Modelling
14 86 (6.79%) MVC
14 86 (6.79%) Problem Management
15 83 (6.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 403 (31.81%) SQL
2 293 (23.13%) C#
3 205 (16.18%) JavaScript
4 96 (7.58%) T-SQL
5 74 (5.84%) PowerShell
6 71 (5.60%) Java
7 55 (4.34%) C
7 55 (4.34%) Python
8 54 (4.26%) C++
9 39 (3.08%) Shell Script
10 26 (2.05%) Scala
11 25 (1.97%) VB
12 23 (1.82%) VB.NET
13 22 (1.74%) PL/SQL
14 20 (1.58%) PHP
15 19 (1.50%) VBScript
16 18 (1.42%) Objective-C
17 15 (1.18%) Ruby
18 14 (1.10%) Go
19 13 (1.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 217 (17.13%) Degree
2 110 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 87 (6.87%) MCSE
4 83 (6.55%) Security Cleared
5 59 (4.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 48 (3.79%) MCSA
7 37 (2.92%) SC Cleared
8 28 (2.21%) MCITP
9 25 (1.97%) DV Cleared
10 19 (1.50%) CISSP
11 18 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.95%) CEH
13 12 (0.95%) CISA
13 12 (0.95%) CISM
13 12 (0.95%) CRISC
13 12 (0.95%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.79%) PMI Certification
15 9 (0.71%) OSCP
16 7 (0.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.87%) SLA
2 43 (3.39%) QA
3 35 (2.76%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.10%) GAMP
5 13 (1.03%) GDPR
5 13 (1.03%) PMO
6 6 (0.47%) WAI
7 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.16%) COBIT
8 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.16%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 388 (30.62%) Active Directory
2 147 (11.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (10.26%) Hyper-V
4 44 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
5 40 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (1.97%) Docker
7 24 (1.89%) Firmware
7 24 (1.89%) XenApp
7 24 (1.89%) XenDesktop
8 16 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.87%) vSphere
10 6 (0.47%) HDFS
11 5 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.32%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.32%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.24%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.24%) iptables
13 3 (0.24%) vCloud
13 3 (0.24%) Xen
14 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 91 (7.18%) SCCM
2 34 (2.68%) vCenter Server
3 27 (2.13%) SCOM
4 23 (1.82%) WSUS
5 22 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 15 (1.18%) Terraform
7 13 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (0.87%) CloudHub
9 10 (0.79%) Kibana
10 9 (0.71%) Ansible
10 9 (0.71%) CSIRT
10 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (0.63%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.55%) SCVMM
13 6 (0.47%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.39%) SCOrch
15 4 (0.32%) Nagios
15 4 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
15 4 (0.32%) Oozie
Vendors
1 164 (12.94%) VMware
2 90 (7.10%) ServiceNow
3 89 (7.02%) Oracle
4 79 (6.24%) Citrix
5 75 (5.92%) SAP
6 68 (5.37%) BMC
7 47 (3.71%) Cisco
8 31 (2.45%) Google
9 30 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
10 27 (2.13%) HP
10 27 (2.13%) Tableau
11 24 (1.89%) Riverbed
12 23 (1.82%) Symantec
13 22 (1.74%) SolarWinds
14 18 (1.42%) Dell
14 18 (1.42%) Remedy
15 16 (1.26%) Apple
15 16 (1.26%) Sitecore
16 14 (1.10%) F5
16 14 (1.10%) IBM