The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 2 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 71 88 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough 21.98% 13.90% 15.34%
As % of the Vendors category 41.76% 27.59% 28.34%
Number of salaries quoted 67 76 78
Median salary £42,500 £33,160 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.16% -26.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £22,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Slough.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Slough
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 170 319 314
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 52.63% 50.39% 54.14%
Number of salaries quoted 154 246 271
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.54% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Slough

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Slough.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Slough

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Slough

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Slough over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Slough

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Slough region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 57 (47.50%) SQL Server
2 54 (45.00%) Windows
3 52 (43.33%) SQL
4 44 (36.67%) MS Excel
5 40 (33.33%) .NET
5 40 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 35 (29.17%) C#
7 30 (25.00%) CSS
8 29 (24.17%) HTML
8 29 (24.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (23.33%) Degree
10 26 (21.67%) Active Directory
11 24 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 23 (19.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (18.33%) AngularJS
14 20 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (16.67%) ASP.NET
14 20 (16.67%) XML
14 20 (16.67%) MS Exchange
15 19 (15.83%) Firewall
16 18 (15.00%) OO
16 18 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (15.00%) Ajax
17 17 (14.17%) Microsoft Certification
18 16 (13.33%) Hyper-V
19 15 (12.50%) HP
19 15 (12.50%) MVC
19 15 (12.50%) MS Office
19 15 (12.50%) jQuery
20 14 (11.67%) Web Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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 20 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.50%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.50%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.67%) IIS
7 1 (0.83%) Apache
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 44 (36.67%) MS Excel
2 15 (12.50%) MS Office
3 5 (4.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.67%) MS Project
5 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.83%) Office 365
2 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.50%) SaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.83%) Firewall
2 14 (11.67%) Network Security
3 11 (9.17%) VoIP
4 10 (8.33%) DHCP
4 10 (8.33%) DNS
4 10 (8.33%) SAN
5 9 (7.50%) HTTP
5 9 (7.50%) SMTP
6 8 (6.67%) NAS
6 8 (6.67%) SNMP
7 7 (5.83%) Wireless
8 5 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (3.33%) LAN
10 3 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.50%) PBX
11 2 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.67%) Skype
11 2 (1.67%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.67%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (47.50%) SQL Server
2 20 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (7.50%) MongoDB
4 9 (7.50%) NoSQL
4 9 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.17%) Big Data
5 5 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.17%) MS Access
5 5 (4.17%) MySQL
5 5 (4.17%) Power BI
6 4 (3.33%) Apache Hive
6 4 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (3.33%) DB2
6 4 (3.33%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (3.33%) Qlik Sense
6 4 (3.33%) QlikView
6 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (6.67%) WinDbg
2 5 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (7.50%) Back Office
2 8 (6.67%) Finance
3 7 (5.83%) Marketing
4 6 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.50%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) Automotive
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (35.00%) Developer
2 23 (19.17%) C# Developer
3 20 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 15 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (11.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (10.83%) Support Engineer
7 11 (9.17%) Applications Support
8 10 (8.33%) Analyst
8 10 (8.33%) Senior Developer
8 10 (8.33%) Web Developer
9 9 (7.50%) C# Web Developer
9 9 (7.50%) IT Support
10 7 (5.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (5.83%) IT Engineer
11 6 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (5.00%) Consultant
11 6 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
11 6 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
11 6 (5.00%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (33.33%) .NET
2 30 (25.00%) CSS
3 29 (24.17%) HTML
4 22 (18.33%) AngularJS
5 20 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 20 (16.67%) XML
6 18 (15.00%) Ajax
7 15 (12.50%) jQuery
8 14 (11.67%) .NET Framework
8 14 (11.67%) LESS
9 12 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (8.33%) JSON
10 10 (8.33%) Middleware
11 9 (7.50%) D3.js
11 9 (7.50%) HTML5
11 9 (7.50%) MSMQ
11 9 (7.50%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 5 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.33%) User Experience
2 9 (7.50%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.83%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.17%) Clustering
5 4 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.33%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.50%) iPad
6 3 (2.50%) iPhone
6 3 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.67%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 54 (45.00%) Windows
2 40 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 29 (24.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (19.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (11.67%) Linux
6 10 (8.33%) Android
6 10 (8.33%) Apple iOS
6 10 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 9 (7.50%) Windows XP
8 6 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.50%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.50%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.67%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (15.00%) OO
2 15 (12.50%) MVC
3 14 (11.67%) Web Development
4 13 (10.83%) Scrum
5 12 (10.00%) ERP
5 12 (10.00%) System Testing
5 12 (10.00%) Telematics
6 11 (9.17%) Migration
7 10 (8.33%) B2B
8 9 (7.50%) Front End Development
8 9 (7.50%) Software Testing
9 8 (6.67%) High Availability
9 8 (6.67%) ITIL
9 8 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (5.83%) CRM
10 7 (5.83%) Mathematics
11 6 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (5.00%) Data Analysis
12 5 (4.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 52 (43.33%) SQL
2 35 (29.17%) C#
3 24 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.50%) TypeScript
5 8 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 8 (6.67%) VBScript
6 7 (5.83%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.00%) C++
8 4 (3.33%) C
9 3 (2.50%) XAML
10 2 (1.67%) VC++
11 1 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.83%) Java
11 1 (0.83%) PHP
11 1 (0.83%) VB
11 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (23.33%) Degree
2 17 (14.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (9.17%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (9.17%) MCSE
4 10 (8.33%) CCNP
5 8 (6.67%) CCVP
6 3 (2.50%) CCNA
6 3 (2.50%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (1.67%) CCSP
7 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.83%) MCP
8 1 (0.83%) MCSA
8 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.17%) QA
2 9 (7.50%) PCI DSS
3 8 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (21.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.67%) ISA Server
4 5 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.83%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.83%) KVM
6 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.83%) XenApp
6 1 (0.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) SCOM
2 5 (4.17%) SCVMM
3 3 (2.50%) WSUS
4 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.83%) SCCM
4 1 (0.83%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (12.50%) HP
2 13 (10.83%) Dell
3 11 (9.17%) Cisco
4 7 (5.83%) IBM
4 7 (5.83%) VMware
5 5 (4.17%) Adobe
5 5 (4.17%) Oracle
6 4 (3.33%) Citrix
6 4 (3.33%) Cognos
6 4 (3.33%) Tableau
7 3 (2.50%) Kaspersky
7 3 (2.50%) NetApp
7 3 (2.50%) Xerox
8 2 (1.67%) Google
9 1 (0.83%) F5
9 1 (0.83%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.83%) Sage
9 1 (0.83%) SAP
9 1 (0.83%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.83%) Symantec
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