Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 4 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 849 1,266 995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.51% 18.72% 14.98%
As % of the Vendors category 34.82% 39.04% 30.40%
Number of salaries quoted 742 979 880
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,750 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -

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 2,438 3,243 3,273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 41.66% 47.96% 49.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,926 2,482 2,557
Berkshire median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,375 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -2 408 £42,500 -15.00% 85
Maidenhead -4 114 £60,000 +20.00% 24
Bracknell -6 107 £52,500 - 20
Wokingham +8 60 £45,000 -25.00% 6
Slough -4 57 £57,500 +45.57% 29
Newbury -4 25 £45,000 +25.00% 23
Thatcham +5 9 £27,000 +18.68% 3
Ascot - 2 £49,700 - 3
Windsor -1 1 £39,000 -35.00% 7
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 354 (41.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 273 (32.16%) Windows
3 218 (25.68%) Active Directory
4 201 (23.67%) Office 365
5 195 (22.97%) SQL
6 169 (19.91%) .NET
7 167 (19.67%) SQL Server
8 160 (18.85%) C#
9 153 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
10 152 (17.90%) Degree
11 137 (16.14%) ITIL
12 126 (14.84%) Windows Server
13 121 (14.25%) Problem-Solving
13 121 (14.25%) Microsoft Office
14 120 (14.13%) VMware
15 114 (13.43%) JavaScript
16 112 (13.19%) ASP.NET
17 110 (12.96%) PowerShell
18 100 (11.78%) Hyper-V
18 100 (11.78%) Amazon AWS
19 98 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
20 96 (11.31%) DevOps
21 94 (11.07%) HTML
22 93 (10.95%) Microsoft Excel
23 91 (10.72%) VMware Infrastructure
24 87 (10.25%) Linux
24 87 (10.25%) Cisco
25 85 (10.01%) Firewall
26 83 (9.78%) CRM
27 82 (9.66%) Business Intelligence

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 76 (8.95%) SharePoint
2 53 (6.24%) MS Exchange
3 27 (3.18%) Skype for Business
4 26 (3.06%) IIS
5 15 (1.77%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.41%) Apache
6 12 (1.41%) Confluence
6 12 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (1.30%) nginx
8 10 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.47%) Anypoint
9 4 (0.47%) Mule
9 4 (0.47%) Mule ESB
10 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.35%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.35%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.24%) IBM Connections
11 2 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 121 (14.25%) Microsoft Office
2 93 (10.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (5.06%) MS Visio
4 28 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 62 (7.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.06%) Carpe Diem
3 9 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (1.06%) Elite 3E
4 6 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.59%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 354 (41.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 201 (23.67%) Office 365
3 100 (11.78%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (7.42%) IaaS
4 63 (7.42%) PaaS
5 58 (6.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 57 (6.71%) Power Platform
7 45 (5.30%) Dynamics 365
8 42 (4.95%) SaaS
9 27 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (2.00%) Serverless
12 10 (1.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 7 (0.82%) Firebase
13 7 (0.82%) npm
14 6 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
14 6 (0.71%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.59%) Azure Functions
15 5 (0.59%) G Suite
15 5 (0.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 85 (10.01%) Firewall
2 59 (6.95%) DNS
3 53 (6.24%) VPN
4 51 (6.01%) DHCP
5 43 (5.06%) TCP/IP
6 39 (4.59%) Skype
7 28 (3.30%) VoIP
8 21 (2.47%) LAN
9 18 (2.12%) SAN
10 16 (1.88%) BIG-IP
10 16 (1.88%) Remote Desktop
11 15 (1.77%) Internet
11 15 (1.77%) IP Telephony
11 15 (1.77%) WAN
12 14 (1.65%) Network Security
13 10 (1.18%) VLAN
14 9 (1.06%) iSCSI
14 9 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (1.06%) Wireless
15 8 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 63 (7.42%) Relational Database
3 57 (6.71%) Power BI
4 49 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
6 38 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (2.59%) Data Lake
9 15 (1.77%) Big Data
9 15 (1.77%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.18%) HDInsight
11 9 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.06%) MySQL
12 7 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (0.82%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.71%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.71%) SAP HANA
13 6 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (0.71%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 57 (6.71%) Git (software)
2 47 (5.54%) Visual Studio
3 31 (3.65%) Jenkins
4 27 (3.18%) JIRA
4 27 (3.18%) Visual Studio Team System
5 26 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (2.12%) Selenium
7 9 (1.06%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.71%) JUnit
8 6 (0.71%) Maven
8 6 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.71%) Subversion
9 5 (0.59%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.47%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.47%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.47%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.47%) Mockito
10 4 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.35%) Zephyr
General
1 54 (6.36%) Finance
2 19 (2.24%) Retail
3 18 (2.12%) Electronics
3 18 (2.12%) Law
4 16 (1.88%) Marketing
5 11 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.06%) Automotive
7 8 (0.94%) Games
7 8 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.71%) Legal
8 6 (0.71%) Publishing
9 4 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.47%) Back Office
10 3 (0.35%) Banking
10 3 (0.35%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.35%) German Language
10 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.24%) Military
11 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 170 (20.02%) Developer
2 102 (12.01%) Analyst
3 98 (11.54%) Consultant
4 75 (8.83%) Support Engineer
5 60 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 59 (6.95%) .NET Developer
7 51 (6.01%) Architect
8 47 (5.54%) IT Engineer
9 40 (4.71%) Senior Developer
10 39 (4.59%) Senior Consultant
11 36 (4.24%) CRM Consultant
11 36 (4.24%) DevOps Engineer
11 36 (4.24%) IT Support
12 34 (4.00%) Subject Matter Expert
13 29 (3.42%) Azure Engineer
14 28 (3.30%) Graduate
14 28 (3.30%) Junior
15 27 (3.18%) Software Engineer
16 26 (3.06%) Business Analyst
16 26 (3.06%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (19.91%) .NET
2 112 (13.19%) ASP.NET
3 94 (11.07%) HTML
4 69 (8.13%) CSS
5 59 (6.95%) jQuery
5 59 (6.95%) Web Services
6 44 (5.18%) .NET Framework
6 44 (5.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 40 (4.71%) XML
8 34 (4.00%) AngularJS
9 33 (3.89%) SAML
9 33 (3.89%) WCF
10 31 (3.65%) HTML5
10 31 (3.65%) OAuth
11 27 (3.18%) JSON
11 27 (3.18%) Node.js
12 21 (2.47%) SOAP
13 19 (2.24%) COM
14 17 (2.00%) REST
15 15 (1.77%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.59%) Data Centre
3 34 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (3.65%) CESG
5 29 (3.42%) Public Cloud
6 28 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 24 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (2.47%) Driving Licence
9 18 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (1.41%) iPad
11 11 (1.30%) Clustering
12 10 (1.18%) Blackberry
13 9 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.06%) User Experience
14 8 (0.94%) Security Operations Centre
15 7 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.82%) Replication
15 7 (0.82%) Robotics
16 6 (0.71%) Augmented Reality
16 6 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 273 (32.16%) Windows
2 126 (14.84%) Windows Server
3 87 (10.25%) Linux
4 70 (8.24%) Windows 10
5 64 (7.54%) Windows 7
6 59 (6.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (3.42%) Android
9 21 (2.47%) Apple iOS
10 19 (2.24%) Windows XP
11 15 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (1.65%) VMS
13 13 (1.53%) Windows 2000
14 12 (1.41%) Windows 8
15 10 (1.18%) Unix
16 5 (0.59%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.35%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
19 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (16.14%) ITIL
3 121 (14.25%) Problem-Solving
4 96 (11.31%) DevOps
5 83 (9.78%) CRM
6 82 (9.66%) Business Intelligence
7 73 (8.60%) Presales
8 72 (8.48%) Computer Science
9 70 (8.24%) Migration
10 66 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 66 (7.77%) Test Automation
11 64 (7.54%) MVC
12 58 (6.83%) Project Management
13 56 (6.60%) Change Management
14 53 (6.24%) TDD
15 52 (6.12%) SDLC
16 49 (5.77%) Mentoring
16 49 (5.77%) Scrum
17 48 (5.65%) Analytics
18 42 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 195 (22.97%) SQL
2 160 (18.85%) C#
3 114 (13.43%) JavaScript
4 110 (12.96%) PowerShell
5 73 (8.60%) Python
6 52 (6.12%) T-SQL
7 50 (5.89%) Java
8 27 (3.18%) C
8 27 (3.18%) C++
8 27 (3.18%) Ruby
9 15 (1.77%) Bash Shell
10 14 (1.65%) Objective-C
11 13 (1.53%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.30%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.18%) Go
14 9 (1.06%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.82%) Perl
16 6 (0.71%) PHP
16 6 (0.71%) Scala
17 5 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 152 (17.90%) Degree
2 98 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 76 (8.95%) MCSE
4 68 (8.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 59 (6.95%) Security Cleared
6 45 (5.30%) MCITP
7 37 (4.36%) SC Cleared
8 26 (3.06%) MCSA
9 21 (2.47%) DV Cleared
10 17 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (1.65%) CCNA
12 11 (1.30%) AWS Certification
13 10 (1.18%) CISSP
14 7 (0.82%) CCNP
14 7 (0.82%) MCP
15 6 (0.71%) CISA
15 6 (0.71%) CISM
15 6 (0.71%) CRISC
15 6 (0.71%) HND
15 6 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.00%) NIST
1 34 (4.00%) SLA
2 33 (3.89%) QA
3 31 (3.65%) NCSC
4 20 (2.36%) Data Quality
4 20 (2.36%) GDPR
4 20 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 14 (1.65%) PMO
6 4 (0.47%) GAMP
6 4 (0.47%) HL7
7 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 218 (25.68%) Active Directory
2 100 (11.78%) Hyper-V
3 91 (10.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (4.83%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (2.83%) Docker
6 13 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.41%) vSphere
8 9 (1.06%) VirtualBox
8 9 (1.06%) Xen
9 8 (0.94%) iptables
10 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.35%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.35%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.24%) XenApp
12 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.12%) vCloud
13 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 45 (5.30%) SCCM
2 23 (2.71%) SCVMM
3 21 (2.47%) Puppet
4 20 (2.36%) Microsoft Intune
5 17 (2.00%) Ansible
6 16 (1.88%) SCOM
7 14 (1.65%) Terraform
8 11 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (1.30%) Nagios
9 10 (1.18%) WSUS
10 9 (1.06%) NetBackup
10 9 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.94%) Graphite
11 8 (0.94%) Kibana
11 8 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (0.94%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.82%) Kubernetes
13 6 (0.71%) CSIRT
13 6 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 120 (14.13%) VMware
2 87 (10.25%) Cisco
3 59 (6.95%) HP
4 57 (6.71%) Oracle
5 39 (4.59%) Citrix
6 38 (4.48%) Google
7 23 (2.71%) SAP
8 21 (2.47%) Aruba
9 18 (2.12%) CheckPoint
9 18 (2.12%) F5
9 18 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.77%) Mitel
10 15 (1.77%) Symantec
11 14 (1.65%) Veeam
12 13 (1.53%) CyberArk
12 13 (1.53%) Tableau
13 12 (1.41%) Xamarin
14 10 (1.18%) IBM
15 9 (1.06%) Apple
15 9 (1.06%) iManage