Period
to 13 July 2020

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 13 July 2020 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
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 6 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 414 859 1,277
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 15.30% 14.56% 18.51%
As % of the Vendors category 35.84% 35.13% 38.60%
Number of salaries quoted 358 781 1,047
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,350 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,375 £71,000 £73,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

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 1,155 2,445 3,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 42.68% 41.45% 47.94%
Number of salaries quoted 867 1,935 2,543
Median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £75,000 £73,750
South East median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 13 July 2020.

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 13 July 2020. 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 -3 180 £60,000 +33.33% 19
Slough +12 56 £57,500 - 6
Maidenhead -2 34 £57,500 -4.17% 5
Bracknell -20 34 £42,500 -22.73% 8
Wokingham -1 21 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Newbury +18 9 £47,500 +5.56% 7
Thatcham -2 6 - -
Ascot +7 3 £47,500 -4.43% 2
Crowthorne - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, 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.

1 152 (36.71%) Azure
2 145 (35.02%) Windows
3 130 (31.40%) SQL
4 99 (23.91%) Active Directory
5 94 (22.71%) .NET
6 91 (21.98%) C#
7 89 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
8 85 (20.53%) VMware
9 80 (19.32%) Windows Server
10 79 (19.08%) SQL Server
11 74 (17.87%) JavaScript
11 74 (17.87%) AWS
12 71 (17.15%) Office 365
13 66 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
13 66 (15.94%) Linux
14 65 (15.70%) Problem-Solving
15 56 (13.53%) Data Centre
16 55 (13.29%) Degree
17 53 (12.80%) Python
18 52 (12.56%) Microsoft Office
19 51 (12.32%) SaaS
20 49 (11.84%) SCCM
20 49 (11.84%) HTML
21 44 (10.63%) DHCP
21 44 (10.63%) Hyper-V
21 44 (10.63%) DevOps
22 43 (10.39%) Security Cleared
23 42 (10.14%) DNS
23 42 (10.14%) Scrum
23 42 (10.14%) Migration

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 30 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 28 (6.76%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.62%) IIS
4 11 (2.66%) Confluence
5 8 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.69%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.21%) SAS
8 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.72%) CMS
10 2 (0.48%) Apache
10 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.48%) JBoss
10 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.24%) K2 blackpearl
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (12.56%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (3.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (2.66%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.24%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 25 (6.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.93%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.21%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.48%) SAP IBP
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.24%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.24%) Line 50
5 1 (0.24%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.24%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 152 (36.71%) Azure
2 74 (17.87%) AWS
3 71 (17.15%) Office 365
4 51 (12.32%) SaaS
5 26 (6.28%) Dynamics 365
6 23 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (5.31%) GCP
7 22 (5.31%) Power Platform
8 16 (3.86%) IaaS
9 14 (3.38%) PaaS
10 11 (2.66%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (2.42%) OneDrive
12 9 (2.17%) Power Automate
13 8 (1.93%) PowerApps
14 6 (1.45%) Google Drive
14 6 (1.45%) Serverless
15 5 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
16 4 (0.97%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.97%) Mimecast
16 4 (0.97%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 44 (10.63%) DHCP
2 42 (10.14%) DNS
3 23 (5.56%) Skype
4 19 (4.59%) TCP/IP
5 18 (4.35%) LAN
6 17 (4.11%) WAN
7 16 (3.86%) H.323
8 14 (3.38%) Firewall
9 12 (2.90%) Internet
10 10 (2.42%) SAN
11 9 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (2.17%) Wireless
12 8 (1.93%) Network Security
13 7 (1.69%) Unified Communications
14 5 (1.21%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (1.21%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.21%) NAS
14 5 (1.21%) VoIP
15 4 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (0.97%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (19.08%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (3.38%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.14%) Power BI
6 11 (2.66%) SAP HANA
7 9 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.93%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.45%) Data Mining
11 5 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (1.21%) MySQL
11 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.97%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.14%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.90%) JIRA
3 12 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.93%) Subversion
5 4 (0.97%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.72%) Mocha
6 3 (0.72%) Postman
7 2 (0.48%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.48%) Selenium
7 2 (0.48%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.24%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.24%) Moq
8 1 (0.24%) MSTest
8 1 (0.24%) NUnit
8 1 (0.24%) webpack
General
1 37 (8.94%) Finance
2 14 (3.38%) Games
3 12 (2.90%) Public Sector
4 10 (2.42%) Norwegian Language
5 9 (2.17%) Legal
5 9 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.93%) Retail
7 7 (1.69%) Automotive
8 5 (1.21%) German Language
8 5 (1.21%) Marketing
9 4 (0.97%) Back Office
9 4 (0.97%) French Language
10 3 (0.72%) Advertising
10 3 (0.72%) Law
10 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.48%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.48%) Local Government
11 2 (0.48%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.48%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 98 (23.67%) Developer
2 31 (7.49%) .NET Developer
3 30 (7.25%) Architect
3 30 (7.25%) Software Developer
4 27 (6.52%) IT Engineer
5 26 (6.28%) Consultant
5 26 (6.28%) Senior Developer
6 25 (6.04%) Software Engineer
7 24 (5.80%) Analyst
8 23 (5.56%) Server Engineer
9 21 (5.07%) Support Engineer
10 20 (4.83%) Graduate
11 17 (4.11%) .NET Software Developer
12 16 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
13 15 (3.62%) Full Stack Developer
13 15 (3.62%) IT Support
14 13 (3.14%) Project Manager
15 12 (2.90%) CRM Developer
15 12 (2.90%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (22.71%) .NET
2 49 (11.84%) HTML
3 35 (8.45%) Web Services
4 34 (8.21%) AngularJS
5 30 (7.25%) ASP.NET
6 29 (7.00%) CSS
7 24 (5.80%) HTML5
8 23 (5.56%) React
9 22 (5.31%) WebRTC
10 19 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (4.35%) XML
12 17 (4.11%) WCF
13 15 (3.62%) .NET Core
14 14 (3.38%) SOAP
15 10 (2.42%) .NET Framework
15 10 (2.42%) Managed Extensibility Framework
15 10 (2.42%) Reactive Extensions
16 8 (1.93%) Node.js
16 8 (1.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 7 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 56 (13.53%) Data Centre
2 37 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.07%) User Experience
3 21 (5.07%) Video Conferencing
4 18 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.62%) Public Cloud
7 14 (3.38%) Private Cloud
8 10 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.42%) Virtual Team
9 9 (2.17%) Mobile App
9 9 (2.17%) Tandem
10 6 (1.45%) Clustering
10 6 (1.45%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.97%) BBC
11 4 (0.97%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.72%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.72%) HoloLens
12 3 (0.72%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 145 (35.02%) Windows
2 80 (19.32%) Windows Server
3 66 (15.94%) Linux
4 36 (8.70%) Windows Server 2016
5 33 (7.97%) Windows 10
6 29 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (3.86%) Windows 7
9 15 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (3.14%) Android
11 12 (2.90%) Apple iOS
11 12 (2.90%) Windows Server 2019
12 8 (1.93%) Unix
13 7 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.97%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.72%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.72%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.48%) CentOS
17 1 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (15.70%) Problem-Solving
3 44 (10.63%) DevOps
4 42 (10.14%) Migration
4 42 (10.14%) Scrum
5 41 (9.90%) TDD
6 39 (9.42%) Test Automation
7 36 (8.70%) Computer Science
8 35 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (8.21%) Software Engineering
10 33 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (7.97%) MVC
11 32 (7.73%) CRM
12 31 (7.49%) Sprint Planning
13 30 (7.25%) Presales
13 30 (7.25%) Root Cause Analysis
14 27 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
14 27 (6.52%) Mentoring
14 27 (6.52%) Server Management
15 25 (6.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 130 (31.40%) SQL
2 91 (21.98%) C#
3 74 (17.87%) JavaScript
4 53 (12.80%) Python
5 28 (6.76%) PowerShell
6 22 (5.31%) TypeScript
7 17 (4.11%) T-SQL
8 14 (3.38%) Bash Shell
9 13 (3.14%) VB.NET
10 10 (2.42%) C
11 9 (2.17%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.21%) ES6
13 4 (0.97%) C++
13 4 (0.97%) ES8
14 3 (0.72%) Java
14 3 (0.72%) X++
15 2 (0.48%) PHP
15 2 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (13.29%) Degree
2 43 (10.39%) Security Cleared
3 34 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (5.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (5.31%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.66%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.17%) MCITP
7 9 (2.17%) PMP
8 7 (1.69%) MCP
9 6 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.45%) MCSA
9 6 (1.45%) MCSE
10 5 (1.21%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.72%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.72%) APMP
12 2 (0.48%) CCNA
12 2 (0.48%) CCSA
12 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.48%) MOS
12 2 (0.48%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.90%) QA
2 6 (1.45%) NCSC
2 6 (1.45%) SLA
3 4 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.72%) GDPR
4 3 (0.72%) GxP
5 2 (0.48%) COBIT
5 2 (0.48%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.48%) NIST
5 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 99 (23.91%) Active Directory
2 66 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (10.63%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.93%) Docker
6 6 (1.45%) vSphere
7 5 (1.21%) Firmware
8 3 (0.72%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.72%) XenApp
9 2 (0.48%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.48%) vCloud
9 2 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.24%) KVM
10 1 (0.24%) NFS
10 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 49 (11.84%) SCCM
2 30 (7.25%) WSUS
3 28 (6.76%) SCOM
4 23 (5.56%) NetBackup
5 22 (5.31%) EMC NetWorker
5 22 (5.31%) SCVMM
6 5 (1.21%) Ansible
6 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.97%) Terraform
8 3 (0.72%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.72%) vRealize
9 2 (0.48%) Kibana
9 2 (0.48%) logstash
9 2 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.48%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.48%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.48%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 85 (20.53%) VMware
2 37 (8.94%) Cisco
3 33 (7.97%) Citrix
4 29 (7.00%) Google
5 27 (6.52%) Symantec
6 25 (6.04%) HP
7 22 (5.31%) EMC
8 19 (4.59%) CheckPoint
8 19 (4.59%) SAP
9 16 (3.86%) Oracle
10 15 (3.62%) IBM
11 12 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (2.42%) Tableau
13 9 (2.17%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.93%) BT
15 7 (1.69%) Juniper
16 6 (1.45%) NetApp
17 5 (1.21%) Arista
17 5 (1.21%) Brocade
17 5 (1.21%) Emulex