Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,143 1,143 1,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.23% 16.22% 16.49%
As % of the Vendors category 32.99% 31.47% 31.17%
Number of salaries quoted 882 1,045 1,499
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £25,725
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
South East median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

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 3,465 3,632 5,374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 49.19% 51.55% 52.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2,663 2,851 4,366
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,141
% change year-on-year - +1.95% +3.86%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 0 400 £45,000 - 76
Maidenhead +12 239 £52,500 - 25
Bracknell -1 148 £47,500 -1.04% 19
Slough -10 67 £38,500 +2.67% 16
Wokingham -13 52 £60,000 +50.00% 13
Newbury -7 46 £34,000 -8.11% 6
Windsor +5 22 £62,500 +19.05% 3
Thatcham -4 7 £35,000 -5.41%
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 399 (34.91%) SQL Server
2 387 (33.86%) Windows
3 345 (30.18%) SQL
4 326 (28.52%) .NET
5 317 (27.73%) C#
6 277 (24.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 266 (23.27%) Active Directory
8 257 (22.48%) JavaScript
9 247 (21.61%) Windows Server
10 219 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
11 217 (18.99%) VMware
12 207 (18.11%) HTML
13 165 (14.44%) CSS
14 159 (13.91%) Microsoft Office
15 153 (13.39%) Oracle
16 149 (13.04%) Hyper-V
17 144 (12.60%) Office 365
17 144 (12.60%) MVC
18 143 (12.51%) VMware Infrastructure
19 141 (12.34%) ASP.NET
20 136 (11.90%) ITIL
21 123 (10.76%) Finance
21 123 (10.76%) Microsoft Certification
21 123 (10.76%) Cisco
22 122 (10.67%) Degree
23 113 (9.89%) Firewall
24 103 (9.01%) WAN
24 103 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
25 102 (8.92%) Windows Server 2012
26 101 (8.84%) Amazon 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
1 100 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 59 (5.16%) IIS
3 51 (4.46%) SharePoint
4 49 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (3.06%) Skype for Business
5 35 (3.06%) WebLogic
6 31 (2.71%) Oracle Service Bus
7 29 (2.54%) WebSphere
8 27 (2.36%) Apache
9 26 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (1.92%) CMS
11 21 (1.84%) Confluence
11 21 (1.84%) Sitecore CMS
12 20 (1.75%) JBoss
13 19 (1.66%) Umbraco
14 18 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
15 14 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
16 11 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
17 10 (0.87%) NServiceBus
18 9 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 159 (13.91%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (7.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
4 26 (2.27%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.35%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.35%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.35%) RoboHelp
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.087%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.087%) InDesign
7 1 (0.087%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 80 (7.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (2.01%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.70%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.52%) SAP Business One
6 5 (0.44%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.44%) Sage 500
6 5 (0.44%) Sage X3
7 4 (0.35%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.087%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.087%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.087%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.087%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.087%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 277 (24.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 144 (12.60%) Office 365
3 101 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (5.51%) Dynamics 365
5 40 (3.50%) Bluemix
5 40 (3.50%) IBM Cloud
6 35 (3.06%) PaaS
7 33 (2.89%) SaaS
8 32 (2.80%) IaaS
9 27 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (1.05%) npm
11 11 (0.96%) NuGet
12 8 (0.70%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.61%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
16 4 (0.35%) Slack
17 3 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
18 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 113 (9.89%) Firewall
2 103 (9.01%) WAN
3 98 (8.57%) LAN
4 88 (7.70%) DNS
5 73 (6.39%) DHCP
6 62 (5.42%) TCP/IP
7 46 (4.02%) SAN
8 33 (2.89%) Wireshark
9 30 (2.62%) Internet
9 30 (2.62%) Skype
10 27 (2.36%) Wireless
11 26 (2.27%) VPN
12 17 (1.49%) VLAN
13 13 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (1.14%) OSPF
13 13 (1.14%) WLAN
14 11 (0.96%) MPLS
14 11 (0.96%) NetScaler
14 11 (0.96%) Network Security
15 10 (0.87%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 399 (34.91%) SQL Server
2 54 (4.72%) Oracle Database
3 47 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (2.97%) SQL Server 2014
6 31 (2.71%) Power BI
7 29 (2.54%) Big Data
8 28 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (2.10%) Relational Database
10 22 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
11 21 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
11 21 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
12 19 (1.66%) MongoDB
12 19 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
13 15 (1.31%) NoSQL
13 15 (1.31%) Oracle Database 12c
14 14 (1.22%) QlikView
15 12 (1.05%) MySQL
15 12 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (6.30%) Visual Studio
2 65 (5.69%) Git (software)
3 54 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (2.62%) JIRA
5 17 (1.49%) Jenkins
6 14 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
7 11 (0.96%) gulp
8 9 (0.79%) NUnit
9 6 (0.52%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.52%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.44%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.44%) Subversion
11 4 (0.35%) AdminStudio
11 4 (0.35%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.35%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.35%) MSI
11 4 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 123 (10.76%) Finance
2 61 (5.34%) Advertising
3 55 (4.81%) Retail
4 35 (3.06%) Publishing
5 32 (2.80%) Marketing
6 27 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.31%) Legal
9 13 (1.14%) German Language
10 10 (0.87%) Law
10 10 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.52%) Billing
11 6 (0.52%) Italian Language
12 5 (0.44%) Automotive
12 5 (0.44%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.35%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.35%) Electronics
14 3 (0.26%) Back Office
14 3 (0.26%) Games
14 3 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 268 (23.45%) Developer
2 129 (11.29%) .NET Developer
3 113 (9.89%) Analyst
4 106 (9.27%) Consultant
5 87 (7.61%) Architect
6 78 (6.82%) Support Engineer
7 66 (5.77%) C# Developer
8 60 (5.25%) Senior Developer
9 53 (4.64%) IT Support
10 51 (4.46%) Software Developer
11 45 (3.94%) Administrator
12 41 (3.59%) Cloud Architect
13 40 (3.50%) Technical Support
14 38 (3.32%) Software Engineer
14 38 (3.32%) Support Analyst
15 35 (3.06%) Project Manager
16 34 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 31 (2.71%) C# .NET Developer
17 31 (2.71%) C# Software Developer
18 29 (2.54%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (28.52%) .NET
2 207 (18.11%) HTML
3 165 (14.44%) CSS
4 141 (12.34%) ASP.NET
5 86 (7.52%) Web Services
6 81 (7.09%) Middleware
7 80 (7.00%) .NET Framework
7 80 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 67 (5.86%) jQuery
9 52 (4.55%) WCF
10 49 (4.29%) XML
11 46 (4.02%) JSON
12 45 (3.94%) REST
13 41 (3.59%) AngularJS
14 37 (3.24%) HTML5
14 37 (3.24%) SOAP
15 36 (3.15%) ASP.NET Web API
16 35 (3.06%) Ajax
17 34 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 34 (2.97%) React
Miscellaneous
1 103 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
3 63 (5.51%) Enterprise Software
4 43 (3.76%) Computer Science
5 41 (3.59%) Management Information System
6 40 (3.50%) Data Centre
7 34 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (2.19%) Private Cloud
9 24 (2.10%) Clustering
9 24 (2.10%) Public Cloud
10 22 (1.92%) Mainframe
11 21 (1.84%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.57%) IBM Mainframe
13 17 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
14 16 (1.40%) Life Science
15 14 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
16 9 (0.79%) PKI
17 8 (0.70%) RIA
17 8 (0.70%) Virtual Team
18 7 (0.61%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 387 (33.86%) Windows
2 247 (21.61%) Windows Server
3 102 (8.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 66 (5.77%) Linux
5 56 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (4.29%) Windows 10
7 40 (3.50%) Apple iOS
8 38 (3.32%) Windows 7
9 31 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (2.62%) Android
11 28 (2.45%) Unix
12 24 (2.10%) Windows 8
13 18 (1.57%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.35%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.17%) CentOS
17 2 (0.17%) Kali Linux
18 1 (0.087%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (12.60%) MVC
3 136 (11.90%) ITIL
4 101 (8.84%) Scrum
5 100 (8.75%) CRM
6 89 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
7 86 (7.52%) Software Engineering
8 80 (7.00%) Project Management
9 79 (6.91%) TDD
10 77 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
11 72 (6.30%) Strategic Thinking
12 71 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
12 71 (6.21%) Test Automation
13 69 (6.04%) ERP
14 67 (5.86%) Presales
15 64 (5.60%) Unit Testing
16 63 (5.51%) OO
17 60 (5.25%) Web Development
18 54 (4.72%) Migration
19 52 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 345 (30.18%) SQL
2 317 (27.73%) C#
3 257 (22.48%) JavaScript
4 97 (8.49%) PowerShell
5 58 (5.07%) T-SQL
6 40 (3.50%) Python
7 38 (3.32%) C++
8 36 (3.15%) Java
9 28 (2.45%) VB.NET
10 27 (2.36%) C
11 23 (2.01%) VB
12 17 (1.49%) PHP
13 15 (1.31%) X++
14 14 (1.22%) VBA
15 13 (1.14%) TypeScript
16 12 (1.05%) Ruby
17 10 (0.87%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.87%) VBScript
18 8 (0.70%) XPath
18 8 (0.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 123 (10.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 122 (10.67%) Degree
3 68 (5.95%) MCSE
4 50 (4.37%) MCSA
5 34 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 27 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (1.84%) MCSD
8 19 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (1.40%) Security Cleared
10 14 (1.22%) CCNA
10 14 (1.22%) CISSP
11 13 (1.14%) CEH
11 13 (1.14%) GIAC
11 13 (1.14%) SSCP
12 12 (1.05%) MCP
12 12 (1.05%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (0.96%) SC Cleared
14 10 (0.87%) CCNP
14 10 (0.87%) MCITP
14 10 (0.87%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.51%) QA
2 41 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (2.45%) SLA
4 13 (1.14%) GAMP
5 11 (0.96%) PMO
6 7 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.44%) GDPR
8 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.17%) GCP
10 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.087%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 266 (23.27%) Active Directory
2 149 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 143 (12.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.66%) NFS
6 19 (1.66%) VMware NSX
7 18 (1.57%) XenApp
7 18 (1.57%) XenDesktop
8 16 (1.40%) Docker
9 15 (1.31%) vSphere
10 14 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.79%) XenServer
13 8 (0.70%) FreeRADIUS
13 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.61%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.35%) HDFS
17 2 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 83 (7.26%) SCCM
2 52 (4.55%) SCOM
3 35 (3.06%) vCenter Server
4 32 (2.80%) Ansible
4 32 (2.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 30 (2.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 18 (1.57%) Backup Exec
6 18 (1.57%) OPNET
7 17 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 12 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 11 (0.96%) Puppet
10 7 (0.61%) EdgeSight
11 6 (0.52%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.52%) WSUS
12 4 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.35%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 217 (18.99%) VMware
2 153 (13.39%) Oracle
3 123 (10.76%) Cisco
4 70 (6.12%) Capita
5 67 (5.86%) IBM
6 53 (4.64%) Symantec
7 50 (4.37%) Citrix
8 46 (4.02%) HP
9 39 (3.41%) SolarWinds
10 36 (3.15%) Riverbed
11 32 (2.80%) SAP
12 30 (2.62%) Veeam
13 25 (2.19%) Juniper
14 23 (2.01%) CommVault
15 22 (1.92%) Intel
16 21 (1.84%) Sitecore
17 20 (1.75%) Dell
17 20 (1.75%) Dynatrace
18 18 (1.57%) ServiceNow
19 16 (1.40%) Veritas