Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,100 1,215 1,701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.79% 15.69% 15.56%
As % of the Vendors category 34.90% 31.07% 30.35%
Number of salaries quoted 902 1,059 1,543
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,950 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £68,750
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 3,152 3,911 5,604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 48.11% 50.50% 51.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,451 2,997 4,503
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 0 404 £45,000 +5.88% 84
Bracknell -1 154 £40,000 -5.88% 20
Maidenhead +10 125 £53,750 -6.52% 13
Slough -7 79 £35,000 - 8
Wokingham -1 73 £60,000 +33.33% 8
Newbury -14 47 £25,000 -37.50% 8
Windsor +28 24 £37,000 - 4
Thatcham +5 8 £42,500 +14.86% 2
Hungerford +7 7 £33,000 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 374 (34.00%) SQL Server
2 346 (31.45%) Windows
3 297 (27.00%) SQL
3 297 (27.00%) .NET
4 292 (26.55%) C#
5 247 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 218 (19.82%) Microsoft Office
7 216 (19.64%) JavaScript
8 209 (19.00%) Active Directory
9 208 (18.91%) Windows Server
10 203 (18.45%) VMware
11 190 (17.27%) HTML
12 187 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
13 175 (15.91%) Degree
14 168 (15.27%) CSS
15 163 (14.82%) ITIL
16 158 (14.36%) MVC
17 154 (14.00%) ASP.NET
18 139 (12.64%) Cisco
19 128 (11.64%) Finance
19 128 (11.64%) Office 365
20 126 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
21 125 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
22 120 (10.91%) Project Management
23 115 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
23 115 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
24 106 (9.64%) jQuery
25 104 (9.45%) Oracle
26 102 (9.27%) Firewall
27 98 (8.91%) MS Exchange

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 98 (8.91%) MS Exchange
2 62 (5.64%) SharePoint
3 60 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (3.64%) IIS
5 32 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (2.82%) CMS
7 30 (2.73%) Skype for Business
8 28 (2.55%) Sitecore CMS
9 22 (2.00%) Umbraco
10 20 (1.82%) Confluence
11 17 (1.55%) Apache
12 14 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (1.09%) WebLogic
14 11 (1.00%) Apache Pig
14 11 (1.00%) Apache Spark
15 10 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
15 10 (0.91%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.73%) MS Project Server
16 8 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 218 (19.82%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (4.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (3.55%) MS Visio
5 38 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.36%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.18%) InDesign
7 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 58 (5.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (2.64%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (1.00%) BusinessWare
5 5 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.45%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.36%) Sage 200
6 4 (0.36%) Sage 500
6 4 (0.36%) Sage X3
6 4 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.18%) Primavera
8 1 (0.091%) Exstream
8 1 (0.091%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.091%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 247 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (11.64%) Office 365
3 63 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (3.36%) Dynamics 365
5 29 (2.64%) SaaS
6 27 (2.45%) IaaS
7 26 (2.36%) PaaS
8 16 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (1.27%) Bluemix
9 14 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
10 12 (1.09%) Mimecast
11 9 (0.82%) npm
12 8 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.45%) Slack
14 4 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
14 4 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.36%) Yammer
15 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 102 (9.27%) Firewall
2 71 (6.45%) WAN
3 66 (6.00%) DNS
3 66 (6.00%) LAN
4 53 (4.82%) DHCP
5 44 (4.00%) SAN
6 42 (3.82%) Internet
6 42 (3.82%) TCP/IP
7 28 (2.55%) Skype
8 24 (2.18%) VPN
9 23 (2.09%) Network Security
10 19 (1.73%) Intranet
10 19 (1.73%) VLAN
10 19 (1.73%) Wireless
10 19 (1.73%) Wireshark
11 17 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (1.36%) MPLS
12 15 (1.36%) OSPF
13 14 (1.27%) VoIP
14 12 (1.09%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (34.00%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (4.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 44 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 43 (3.91%) Oracle Database
6 38 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (3.18%) Relational Database
8 32 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 31 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (2.73%) Power BI
11 22 (2.00%) Big Data
12 20 (1.82%) MongoDB
12 20 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
12 20 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
12 20 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (1.64%) NoSQL
14 15 (1.36%) Hadoop
15 14 (1.27%) QlikView
16 13 (1.18%) Star Schema
17 12 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 90 (8.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 63 (5.73%) Git (software)
3 53 (4.82%) Visual Studio
4 32 (2.91%) JIRA
5 12 (1.09%) Mercurial
5 12 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (0.91%) Subversion
7 9 (0.82%) gulp
7 9 (0.82%) SpecFlow
7 9 (0.82%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.64%) NUnit
9 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.36%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.36%) NuGet
10 4 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.27%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.18%) MSTest
12 2 (0.18%) Selenium
12 2 (0.18%) WinDbg
General
1 128 (11.64%) Finance
2 67 (6.09%) Retail
3 53 (4.82%) Advertising
4 50 (4.55%) Marketing
5 36 (3.27%) Manufacturing
5 36 (3.27%) Telecoms
6 20 (1.82%) Publishing
7 19 (1.73%) Legal
8 16 (1.45%) Electronics
9 11 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.73%) Digital Economy
11 7 (0.64%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.36%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.36%) Games
12 4 (0.36%) Law
13 3 (0.27%) Automotive
13 3 (0.27%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.18%) Back Office
14 2 (0.18%) Billing
14 2 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 263 (23.91%) Developer
2 130 (11.82%) .NET Developer
3 124 (11.27%) Analyst
4 106 (9.64%) Support Engineer
5 70 (6.36%) C# Developer
5 70 (6.36%) Consultant
6 66 (6.00%) Architect
7 64 (5.82%) Senior Developer
7 64 (5.82%) Support Analyst
8 60 (5.45%) Software Developer
9 55 (5.00%) IT Support
10 54 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 45 (4.09%) Project Manager
12 43 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support
13 42 (3.82%) C# .NET Developer
14 41 (3.73%) Administrator
15 38 (3.45%) C# Software Developer
16 35 (3.18%) Senior Software Developer
17 33 (3.00%) .NET Software Developer
18 32 (2.91%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (27.00%) .NET
2 190 (17.27%) HTML
3 168 (15.27%) CSS
4 154 (14.00%) ASP.NET
5 106 (9.64%) jQuery
6 89 (8.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 79 (7.18%) .NET Framework
8 60 (5.45%) WCF
9 59 (5.36%) Web Services
10 52 (4.73%) XML
11 46 (4.18%) HTML5
12 42 (3.82%) AngularJS
13 40 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
13 40 (3.64%) Middleware
14 38 (3.45%) REST
15 31 (2.82%) JSON
16 30 (2.73%) SOAP
17 29 (2.64%) WPF
18 26 (2.36%) Entity Framework
19 21 (1.91%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 98 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.27%) Enterprise Software
3 56 (5.09%) Management Information System
4 40 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 36 (3.27%) Clustering
6 32 (2.91%) Data Centre
7 31 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (1.91%) Mobile App
8 21 (1.91%) RIA
9 18 (1.64%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.45%) Life Science
11 15 (1.36%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.36%) Mainframe
12 13 (1.18%) Private Cloud
13 12 (1.09%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
14 11 (1.00%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.82%) N-Tier
15 9 (0.82%) PDA
15 9 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 346 (31.45%) Windows
2 208 (18.91%) Windows Server
3 115 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 64 (5.82%) Linux
5 51 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (4.55%) Windows 10
7 41 (3.73%) Windows 7
8 34 (3.09%) Apple iOS
9 28 (2.55%) Windows 8
10 23 (2.09%) Android
11 19 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (1.55%) Unix
13 15 (1.36%) Windows XP
14 11 (1.00%) AIX
14 11 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.45%) CentOS
15 5 (0.45%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.36%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.27%) Kali Linux
18 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (14.82%) ITIL
3 158 (14.36%) MVC
4 120 (10.91%) Project Management
5 115 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
6 94 (8.55%) Presales
7 81 (7.36%) Scrum
8 80 (7.27%) CRM
9 74 (6.73%) Unit Testing
10 73 (6.64%) Time Management
11 66 (6.00%) Web Development
12 59 (5.36%) OO
13 56 (5.09%) ERP
14 52 (4.73%) Migration
15 50 (4.55%) Software Engineering
16 48 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
16 48 (4.36%) TDD
17 46 (4.18%) Information Security
18 45 (4.09%) Business Development
19 44 (4.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 297 (27.00%) SQL
2 292 (26.55%) C#
3 216 (19.64%) JavaScript
4 78 (7.09%) PowerShell
5 64 (5.82%) T-SQL
6 53 (4.82%) Java
7 44 (4.00%) Python
8 35 (3.18%) TypeScript
9 32 (2.91%) C++
10 26 (2.36%) VB.NET
11 22 (2.00%) VB
12 19 (1.73%) C
13 15 (1.36%) Ruby
13 15 (1.36%) VBA
14 13 (1.18%) PHP
15 11 (1.00%) VBScript
16 10 (0.91%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.82%) XPath
17 9 (0.82%) XQuery
18 7 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 175 (15.91%) Degree
2 125 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 61 (5.55%) MCSE
4 37 (3.36%) MCSA
5 35 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (2.91%) Security Cleared
6 32 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 30 (2.73%) MCP
8 28 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (2.09%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 20 (1.82%) CCNA
11 17 (1.55%) MCSD
12 16 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
12 16 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.18%) CISSP
14 12 (1.09%) CCNP
14 12 (1.09%) SC Cleared
15 11 (1.00%) CEH
15 11 (1.00%) GIAC
15 11 (1.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.64%) QA
2 33 (3.00%) SLA
3 29 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.09%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.91%) PMO
6 9 (0.82%) GAMP
7 8 (0.73%) COBIT
8 7 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.36%) GDPR
9 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.091%) GPG13
11 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.091%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 209 (19.00%) Active Directory
2 126 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (8.64%) Hyper-V
4 51 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.18%) vSphere
7 12 (1.09%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.82%) XenApp
9 8 (0.73%) FreeRADIUS
10 7 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.55%) NFS
11 6 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.45%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.36%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.36%) Docker
13 4 (0.36%) HDFS
13 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (4.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 42 (3.82%) SCCM
3 32 (2.91%) vCenter Server
4 30 (2.73%) Backup Exec
5 29 (2.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 23 (2.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 18 (1.64%) Puppet
8 17 (1.55%) SCOM
9 16 (1.45%) Ansible
10 10 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (0.91%) NetBackup
11 9 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.73%) Nagios
12 8 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
14 5 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 5 (0.45%) OPNET
14 5 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 203 (18.45%) VMware
2 139 (12.64%) Cisco
3 104 (9.45%) Oracle
4 65 (5.91%) Symantec
5 53 (4.82%) SAP
6 42 (3.82%) IBM
6 42 (3.82%) Juniper
7 39 (3.55%) HP
8 35 (3.18%) Capita
9 31 (2.82%) Citrix
10 28 (2.55%) F5
10 28 (2.55%) Sitecore
11 27 (2.45%) Veritas
12 23 (2.09%) Altiris
12 23 (2.09%) Forcepoint
13 19 (1.73%) Tableau
14 16 (1.45%) Dell
14 16 (1.45%) Red Hat
14 16 (1.45%) Veeam
15 13 (1.18%) Avaya