The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Reading region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 481 453 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 20.47% 20.09% 16.33%
As % of the Vendors category 38.98% 38.62% 33.49%
Number of salaries quoted 337 388 333
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1234 1173 1081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 52.51% 52.02% 48.76%
Number of salaries quoted 857 895 935
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Berkshire

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Reading

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 456 (46.34%) Windows
2 365 (37.09%) MS Excel
3 284 (28.86%) SQL
4 281 (28.56%) SQL Server
5 280 (28.46%) Active Directory
6 219 (22.26%) VMware
7 201 (20.43%) .NET
8 199 (20.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 186 (18.90%) Linux
10 167 (16.97%) C#
11 165 (16.77%) MS Exchange
11 165 (16.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 164 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 157 (15.96%) Security Cleared
14 152 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
15 138 (14.02%) SC Cleared
16 134 (13.62%) Degree
17 129 (13.11%) Hyper-V
18 122 (12.40%) SharePoint
19 111 (11.28%) Cisco
20 108 (10.98%) Finance
21 103 (10.47%) ASP.NET
21 103 (10.47%) ITIL
22 101 (10.26%) MS Office
23 100 (10.16%) HP
24 94 (9.55%) MCSE
25 90 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
25 90 (9.15%) Citrix
26 88 (8.94%) Telecoms
26 88 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 165 (16.77%) MS Exchange
2 122 (12.40%) SharePoint
3 88 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 77 (7.83%) IIS
5 73 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 71 (7.22%) Lync
7 55 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 55 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 23 (2.34%) Apache
9 19 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (1.93%) SharePoint Server
10 13 (1.32%) Lotus Domino
10 13 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (1.32%) MS Project Server
11 12 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2000
12 10 (1.02%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.81%) IBM Notes
14 7 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 365 (37.09%) MS Excel
2 101 (10.26%) MS Office
3 28 (2.85%) MS Visio
4 22 (2.24%) MS Project
5 21 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.61%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.10%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.10%) InDesign
8 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
2 22 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.61%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.30%) Exchequer
5 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.20%) Agresso
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.10%) Tesseract
7 1 (0.10%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 54 (5.49%) Office 365
2 47 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.54%) SaaS
4 12 (1.22%) IaaS
5 9 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.20%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.20%) PaaS
7 2 (0.20%) Heroku
7 2 (0.20%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 82 (8.33%) Firewall
2 78 (7.93%) DNS
3 77 (7.83%) TCP/IP
4 69 (7.01%) SAN
5 60 (6.10%) Internet
6 47 (4.78%) WAN
7 45 (4.57%) LAN
8 41 (4.17%) DHCP
9 37 (3.76%) SMTP
10 29 (2.95%) NAS
11 26 (2.64%) FTP
12 24 (2.44%) VoIP
13 22 (2.24%) Wireshark
14 21 (2.13%) VPN
15 20 (2.03%) HTTP
16 19 (1.93%) iSCSI
17 18 (1.83%) NetScaler
17 18 (1.83%) PBX
18 17 (1.73%) IMAP
19 16 (1.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (28.56%) SQL Server
2 65 (6.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 58 (5.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (5.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 52 (5.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 46 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (2.54%) MySQL
7 21 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (1.93%) Relational Database
8 19 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (1.32%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.32%) Big Data
10 10 (1.02%) EDRMS
11 9 (0.91%) DTS
11 9 (0.91%) MS Access
12 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.51%) Star Schema
13 5 (0.51%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 65 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 47 (4.78%) Visual Studio
3 19 (1.93%) Jenkins
3 19 (1.93%) Selenium
4 18 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 13 (1.32%) AQtime
5 13 (1.32%) WebLOAD
6 7 (0.71%) Subversion
7 5 (0.51%) TestComplete
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.30%) Rational Rose
9 3 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.30%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.30%) JIRA
10 2 (0.20%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.20%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.20%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.20%) PhantomJS
10 2 (0.20%) Sinon.JS
General
1 108 (10.98%) Finance
2 88 (8.94%) Telecoms
3 36 (3.66%) Marketing
4 30 (3.05%) Retail
5 15 (1.52%) Automotive
6 12 (1.22%) German Language
7 10 (1.02%) Back Office
8 9 (0.91%) French Language
9 8 (0.81%) Spanish Language
9 8 (0.81%) Publishing
10 7 (0.71%) Advertising
11 6 (0.61%) Billing
11 6 (0.61%) Banking
12 4 (0.41%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.30%) Electronics
13 3 (0.30%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.20%) Hungarian Language
14 2 (0.20%) Law
14 2 (0.20%) Legal
14 2 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 157 (15.96%) Developer
2 131 (13.31%) Support Engineer
3 108 (10.98%) Consultant
4 85 (8.64%) Administrator
5 79 (8.03%) Architect
6 78 (7.93%) Analyst
7 65 (6.61%) Systems Administrator
8 50 (5.08%) .NET Developer
9 46 (4.67%) Technical Support
10 40 (4.07%) SQL Developer
11 39 (3.96%) Microsoft Consultant
11 39 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
12 38 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
13 37 (3.76%) Linux Administrator
14 34 (3.46%) Security Engineer
15 33 (3.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 32 (3.25%) Technical Engineer
16 32 (3.25%) Senior Consultant
17 31 (3.15%) Technical Support Engineer
18 29 (2.95%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (20.43%) .NET
2 103 (10.47%) ASP.NET
3 64 (6.50%) HTML
4 57 (5.79%) Web Services
5 52 (5.28%) jQuery
6 49 (4.98%) CSS
7 45 (4.57%) WCF
7 45 (4.57%) .NET Framework
8 29 (2.95%) XML
9 27 (2.74%) RESTful
10 23 (2.34%) WPF
11 21 (2.13%) COM
12 19 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (1.93%) Ajax
13 14 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (1.42%) MAPI
14 13 (1.32%) LAMP
14 13 (1.32%) HTML5
15 9 (0.91%) KnockoutJS
15 9 (0.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (3.66%) Client/Server
2 35 (3.56%) Clustering
3 34 (3.46%) Open Source
4 32 (3.25%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.13%) Replication
7 20 (2.03%) Blackberry
8 19 (1.93%) Celerra
9 18 (1.83%) PKI
10 17 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
12 14 (1.42%) Mobile Computing
13 10 (1.02%) GIS
13 10 (1.02%) PMI
14 9 (0.91%) FlexPod
14 9 (0.91%) Mathematics
15 8 (0.81%) Visualisation
15 8 (0.81%) Taxonomies
15 8 (0.81%) Firmware
16 7 (0.71%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 456 (46.34%) Windows
2 199 (20.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 186 (18.90%) Linux
4 165 (16.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 79 (8.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (7.01%) Windows 7
7 63 (6.40%) UNIX
8 46 (4.67%) Windows 8
9 38 (3.86%) Windows XP
10 23 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.12%) Android
12 9 (0.91%) Windows 2000
12 9 (0.91%) Windows Phone 8
12 9 (0.91%) Windows Phone
13 8 (0.81%) Debian
13 8 (0.81%) Solaris
14 7 (0.71%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.71%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.71%) CentOS
15 6 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (10.47%) ITIL
2 90 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
3 75 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (6.30%) Time Management
5 59 (6.00%) Project Management
6 57 (5.79%) Migration
7 52 (5.28%) Disaster Recovery
8 49 (4.98%) Scrum
9 48 (4.88%) ETL
10 47 (4.78%) CRM
11 44 (4.47%) Performance Tuning
12 42 (4.27%) Service Delivery
13 40 (4.07%) MVC
13 40 (4.07%) Performance Monitoring
14 31 (3.15%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (2.64%) System Testing
15 26 (2.64%) Web Development
16 24 (2.44%) PRINCE2
17 23 (2.34%) Systems Analysis
17 23 (2.34%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 284 (28.86%) SQL
2 167 (16.97%) C#
3 67 (6.81%) JavaScript
4 62 (6.30%) T-SQL
5 49 (4.98%) Perl
6 43 (4.37%) Java
7 41 (4.17%) PHP
8 36 (3.66%) Bash Shell
9 32 (3.25%) VB.NET
10 31 (3.15%) PowerShell
10 31 (3.15%) Python
11 30 (3.05%) C++
12 16 (1.63%) Ruby
12 16 (1.63%) C
13 10 (1.02%) VB
14 9 (0.91%) VBScript
15 8 (0.81%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 3 (0.30%) VBA
17 3 (0.30%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 157 (15.96%) Security Cleared
2 152 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 138 (14.02%) SC Cleared
4 134 (13.62%) Degree
5 94 (9.55%) MCSE
6 77 (7.83%) DV Cleared
7 61 (6.20%) MCITP
8 58 (5.89%) MCP
9 45 (4.57%) MCTS
10 40 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
11 37 (3.76%) MCSA
12 29 (2.95%) CCNA
13 26 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 21 (2.13%) CCNP
15 20 (2.03%) PMI Certification
16 19 (1.93%) Citrix Certification
17 15 (1.52%) CCA
18 14 (1.42%) ISEB
19 12 (1.22%) ISTQB
20 11 (1.12%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.88%) SLA
2 30 (3.05%) QA
3 10 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 280 (28.46%) Active Directory
2 164 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (13.11%) Hyper-V
4 36 (3.66%) vSphere
5 30 (3.05%) VMware ESX
5 30 (3.05%) XenDesktop
6 29 (2.95%) XenApp
6 29 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (2.44%) Xen
8 19 (1.93%) vCloud
9 15 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 12 (1.22%) Terminal Server
11 12 (1.22%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.81%) XenServer
12 8 (0.81%) KVM
13 4 (0.41%) UAG
13 4 (0.41%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.30%) Squid
Systems Management
1 63 (6.40%) SCCM
2 43 (4.37%) SCOM
3 39 (3.96%) EMC NetWorker
4 37 (3.76%) WSUS
5 25 (2.54%) ARCserve
6 23 (2.34%) Legato
7 22 (2.24%) NetBackup
8 15 (1.52%) SCVMM
9 13 (1.32%) Backup Exec
9 13 (1.32%) HP SIM
10 12 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 9 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.61%) XenMobile
12 6 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.51%) DameWare
13 5 (0.51%) SCSM
14 4 (0.41%) SCOrch
14 4 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 3 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 219 (22.26%) VMware
2 111 (11.28%) Cisco
3 100 (10.16%) HP
4 90 (9.15%) Citrix
5 85 (8.64%) EMC
6 65 (6.61%) Oracle
7 54 (5.49%) Red Hat
8 47 (4.78%) NetApp
9 29 (2.95%) Symantec
10 23 (2.34%) Veritas
11 20 (2.03%) Fujitsu
11 20 (2.03%) IBM
12 18 (1.83%) Juniper
13 17 (1.73%) Dell
14 16 (1.63%) 3PAR
15 15 (1.52%) Cognos
15 15 (1.52%) Lumension
16 13 (1.32%) AppSense
16 13 (1.32%) SolarWinds
17 12 (1.22%) Remedy
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Microsoft
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Corporate Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £28 - £35 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £23,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Basic and Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago