Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 2021 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 314 752 1,092
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.09% 15.39% 19.20%
As % of the Vendors category 36.77% 36.84% 41.98%
Number of salaries quoted 302 687 940
Median annual salary £51,750 £50,000 £50,083
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.50% -0.16% +5.44%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,550 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £73,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 854 2,041 2,601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 35.61% 41.76% 45.74%
Number of salaries quoted 653 1,570 2,046
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% +10.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £90,000 £75,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Berkshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Berkshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Berkshire over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 2021. 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 -7 147 £65,000 +13.04% 53
Slough 0 41 £50,000 -4.76% 7
Bracknell -27 38 £50,000 -5.66% 8
Wokingham -17 15 £60,000 +45.45% 1
Maidenhead -23 14 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Ascot +13 8 £30,000 -60.00%
Newbury +8 3 £50,750 -11.74% 9
Windsor -3 2 £53,000 -29.33% 4
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, 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.

1 163 (51.91%) Azure
2 99 (31.53%) Windows
3 91 (28.98%) Microsoft 365
4 89 (28.34%) Active Directory
5 87 (27.71%) SQL
6 70 (22.29%) .NET
7 64 (20.38%) SQL Server
8 57 (18.15%) C#
9 53 (16.88%) SharePoint
10 49 (15.61%) VMware
11 48 (15.29%) Degree
12 43 (13.69%) DevOps
13 40 (12.74%) Power Platform
14 39 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
15 38 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
16 37 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
17 36 (11.46%) SaaS
17 36 (11.46%) Cisco
18 35 (11.15%) Telecoms
18 35 (11.15%) Test Automation
18 35 (11.15%) Power BI
18 35 (11.15%) Windows Server
19 34 (10.83%) Microsoft Excel
20 33 (10.51%) ASP.NET
21 32 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
21 32 (10.19%) Information Security
22 29 (9.24%) Management Information System
22 29 (9.24%) ITIL
22 29 (9.24%) JavaScript
22 29 (9.24%) AWS

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 53 (16.88%) SharePoint
2 27 (8.60%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.87%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.27%) IIS
5 2 (0.64%) JBoss
5 2 (0.64%) Liferay
5 2 (0.64%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.32%) CMS
6 1 (0.32%) Confluence
6 1 (0.32%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (10.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (7.64%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (4.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (3.18%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.32%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.32%) InDesign
7 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.87%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.64%) Magento
3 2 (0.64%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.64%) Shopify
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 163 (51.91%) Azure
2 91 (28.98%) Microsoft 365
3 40 (12.74%) Power Platform
4 36 (11.46%) SaaS
5 29 (9.24%) AWS
6 15 (4.78%) PaaS
7 13 (4.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (3.82%) IaaS
9 11 (3.50%) GCP
10 8 (2.55%) PowerApps
11 7 (2.23%) Logic Apps
11 7 (2.23%) Power Automate
12 5 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (1.27%) Azure Functions
13 4 (1.27%) Serverless
13 4 (1.27%) ShareGate
14 3 (0.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 3 (0.96%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.41%) Firewall
2 16 (5.10%) WAN
3 15 (4.78%) DNS
3 15 (4.78%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.18%) DHCP
4 10 (3.18%) Skype
4 10 (3.18%) VPN
5 9 (2.87%) LAN
5 9 (2.87%) Network Security
6 8 (2.55%) VLAN
7 7 (2.23%) Internet
7 7 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (1.59%) MPLS
10 4 (1.27%) Wireless
10 4 (1.27%) WLAN
11 3 (0.96%) 2G
11 3 (0.96%) 3G
11 3 (0.96%) 4G
11 3 (0.96%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (20.38%) SQL Server
2 35 (11.15%) Power BI
3 19 (6.05%) MS Access
4 13 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (3.82%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.82%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.91%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.91%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.91%) MySQL
9 6 (1.91%) Tableau
10 4 (1.27%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.96%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (0.64%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.64%) Event Store
12 2 (0.64%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 16 (5.10%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.23%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.91%) Appium
3 6 (1.91%) JIRA
4 5 (1.59%) Cypress.io
4 5 (1.59%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (1.27%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.64%) NUnit
8 1 (0.32%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.32%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.32%) GitLab
8 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.32%) Selenium
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.32%) Travis CI
General
1 35 (11.15%) Telecoms
2 21 (6.69%) Finance
3 17 (5.41%) French Language
4 9 (2.87%) Marketing
4 9 (2.87%) Military
5 8 (2.55%) Banking
6 7 (2.23%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.23%) Retail
7 6 (1.91%) Legal
8 5 (1.59%) Law
9 4 (1.27%) Electronics
9 4 (1.27%) German Language
10 3 (0.96%) Games
10 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.64%) Back Office
11 2 (0.64%) Billing
12 1 (0.32%) Advertising
12 1 (0.32%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 53 (16.88%) Developer
2 35 (11.15%) Analyst
3 26 (8.28%) Architect
4 22 (7.01%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (6.69%) Support Engineer
6 19 (6.05%) Consultant
7 18 (5.73%) Support Analyst
8 17 (5.41%) IT Support
9 15 (4.78%) Azure Engineer
9 15 (4.78%) Office 365 Specialist
10 13 (4.14%) Azure Developer
10 13 (4.14%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (4.14%) IT Engineer
11 12 (3.82%) .NET Developer
11 12 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 12 (3.82%) C# Developer
12 11 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
12 11 (3.50%) IT Analyst
12 11 (3.50%) Project Manager
12 11 (3.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (22.29%) .NET
2 33 (10.51%) ASP.NET
3 24 (7.64%) .NET Core
4 16 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (4.78%) HTML
6 12 (3.82%) Web Services
7 10 (3.18%) AngularJS
7 10 (3.18%) Entity Framework
7 10 (3.18%) jQuery
8 9 (2.87%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.55%) CSS
9 8 (2.55%) React
9 8 (2.55%) REST
9 8 (2.55%) SOAP
9 8 (2.55%) YAML
10 5 (1.59%) JSON
11 4 (1.27%) HTML5
11 4 (1.27%) RESTful
12 3 (0.96%) MDX
12 3 (0.96%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.24%) Management Information System
2 21 (6.69%) Data Centre
3 17 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (4.14%) Cloud Native
7 10 (3.18%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.55%) Clustering
9 6 (1.91%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.59%) PKI
10 5 (1.59%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.59%) User Experience
11 3 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.64%) CCTV
12 2 (0.64%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.64%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.64%) FMCG
12 2 (0.64%) Life Science
12 2 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 99 (31.53%) Windows
2 35 (11.15%) Windows Server
3 22 (7.01%) Linux
4 19 (6.05%) Windows 10
5 10 (3.18%) Android
6 8 (2.55%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.64%) Unix
12 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.32%) CentOS
12 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.32%) Solaris
12 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (13.69%) DevOps
2 39 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (11.15%) Test Automation
5 32 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
5 32 (10.19%) Information Security
6 29 (9.24%) ITIL
7 27 (8.60%) Project Management
8 26 (8.28%) Analytics
8 26 (8.28%) Migration
9 24 (7.64%) Service Delivery
10 22 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (6.69%) Scrum
12 20 (6.37%) Business Continuity
12 20 (6.37%) Computer Science
12 20 (6.37%) Presales
13 19 (6.05%) Artificial Intelligence
13 19 (6.05%) Virtual Environments
14 18 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (5.41%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (27.71%) SQL
2 57 (18.15%) C#
3 29 (9.24%) JavaScript
4 28 (8.92%) PowerShell
5 19 (6.05%) Python
6 10 (3.18%) Java
7 7 (2.23%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.91%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (0.96%) VBA
11 2 (0.64%) ES6
11 2 (0.64%) ES8
12 1 (0.32%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.32%) C
12 1 (0.32%) DataFlex
12 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.32%) R
12 1 (0.32%) Ruby
12 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (15.29%) Degree
2 29 (9.24%) Security Cleared
3 23 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (6.37%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.18%) CCNA
7 9 (2.87%) MCSE
8 8 (2.55%) CISSP
9 7 (2.23%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.59%) CISM
10 5 (1.59%) ISEB
10 5 (1.59%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.27%) CEH
11 4 (1.27%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.27%) MCSA
12 3 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.96%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.14%) QA
2 11 (3.50%) GDPR
3 8 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.55%) SLA
4 6 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.27%) NIST
5 4 (1.27%) PMO
6 2 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.64%) NCSC
6 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.32%) COBIT
7 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 89 (28.34%) Active Directory
2 38 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.73%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.14%) Docker
5 4 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.96%) vCloud
6 3 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.32%) KVM
7 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (5.10%) Terraform
2 14 (4.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (3.82%) SCCM
4 10 (3.18%) Ansible
4 10 (3.18%) Kubernetes
5 8 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.91%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.59%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.59%) SCOM
8 4 (1.27%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.27%) WSUS
9 2 (0.64%) SCSM
9 2 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.64%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 49 (15.61%) VMware
2 36 (11.46%) Cisco
3 22 (7.01%) Google
4 15 (4.78%) Citrix
5 12 (3.82%) Symantec
6 7 (2.23%) CheckPoint
6 7 (2.23%) Juniper
6 7 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (2.23%) Veeam
7 6 (1.91%) HP
7 6 (1.91%) SAP
8 5 (1.59%) Apple
8 5 (1.59%) Dell
8 5 (1.59%) IBM
9 4 (1.27%) Adobe
9 4 (1.27%) EMC
9 4 (1.27%) Oracle
9 4 (1.27%) Planview
9 4 (1.27%) Remedy
10 3 (0.96%) Polycom