The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 499 431 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 19.84% 18.80% 16.04%
As % of the Vendors category 38.30% 36.13% 34.27%
Number of salaries quoted 333 357 281
Average salary £40,000 £43,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1303 1193 928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 51.81% 52.05% 46.82%
Number of salaries quoted 899 906 758
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 489 (48.46%) Windows
2 373 (36.97%) MS Excel
3 283 (28.05%) Active Directory
4 259 (25.67%) SQL Server
5 253 (25.07%) SQL
6 242 (23.98%) VMware
7 196 (19.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 192 (19.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 170 (16.85%) Security Cleared
10 167 (16.55%) Linux
11 158 (15.66%) .NET
12 155 (15.36%) MS Exchange
13 154 (15.26%) SC Cleared
14 148 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
15 147 (14.57%) Hyper-V
16 140 (13.88%) C#
17 139 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
18 130 (12.88%) SharePoint
19 126 (12.49%) Degree
20 119 (11.79%) Cisco
21 115 (11.40%) ITIL
22 114 (11.30%) Citrix
23 112 (11.10%) MS Office
24 108 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
24 108 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
25 106 (10.51%) Finance
26 103 (10.21%) HP
27 99 (9.81%) EMC
28 91 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
29 89 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 155 (15.36%) MS Exchange
2 130 (12.88%) SharePoint
3 89 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 66 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 57 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 56 (5.55%) IIS
6 56 (5.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 42 (4.16%) Lync
8 23 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2000
9 22 (2.18%) SharePoint Server
10 18 (1.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 16 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (1.59%) Apache
12 15 (1.49%) MS Project Server
13 11 (1.09%) Lotus Domino
14 10 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.79%) Documentum
15 8 (0.79%) CMS
Applications
1 373 (36.97%) MS Excel
2 112 (11.10%) MS Office
3 33 (3.27%) MS Visio
4 25 (2.48%) MS Project
5 18 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (0.40%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.099%) InDesign
9 1 (0.099%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 24 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.50%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.30%) Exchequer
5 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.20%) Agresso
7 1 (0.099%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.099%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 89 (8.82%) Office 365
2 72 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.88%) SaaS
4 7 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.69%) IaaS
5 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.20%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.20%) Heroku
6 2 (0.20%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.099%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 84 (8.33%) DNS
2 78 (7.73%) TCP/IP
3 66 (6.54%) Firewall
4 57 (5.65%) SAN
5 44 (4.36%) Internet
6 40 (3.96%) DHCP
7 37 (3.67%) WAN
8 34 (3.37%) SMTP
9 33 (3.27%) LAN
10 26 (2.58%) VPN
11 25 (2.48%) FTP
12 24 (2.38%) NAS
12 24 (2.38%) NetScaler
13 23 (2.28%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (2.08%) iSCSI
14 21 (2.08%) VoIP
15 20 (1.98%) WAAS
15 20 (1.98%) Wireshark
16 17 (1.68%) IMAP
16 17 (1.68%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (25.67%) SQL Server
2 57 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (5.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 50 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 42 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (2.08%) Relational Database
9 20 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
10 19 (1.88%) Big Data
10 19 (1.88%) MySQL
11 17 (1.68%) EDRMS
12 10 (0.99%) MS Access
13 9 (0.89%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.89%) DTS
14 8 (0.79%) OLAP
14 8 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (0.69%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.59%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 68 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 46 (4.56%) Visual Studio
3 26 (2.58%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.59%) Selenium
5 13 (1.29%) WebLOAD
5 13 (1.29%) AQtime
6 12 (1.19%) Subversion
7 11 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (0.59%) JIRA
9 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.40%) TestComplete
11 3 (0.30%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (0.20%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.20%) Rational Rose
12 2 (0.20%) PhantomJS
12 2 (0.20%) Sinon.JS
12 2 (0.20%) Git (software)
13 1 (0.099%) Eclipse
General
1 106 (10.51%) Finance
2 76 (7.53%) Telecoms
3 49 (4.86%) Marketing
4 28 (2.78%) German Language
5 22 (2.18%) French Language
6 21 (2.08%) Retail
7 16 (1.59%) Back Office
8 12 (1.19%) Automotive
9 11 (1.09%) Spanish Language
10 10 (0.99%) Italian Language
11 8 (0.79%) Publishing
11 8 (0.79%) Banking
12 6 (0.59%) Advertising
13 5 (0.50%) Billing
13 5 (0.50%) Legal
13 5 (0.50%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.40%) Electronics
15 2 (0.20%) Law
15 2 (0.20%) Hungarian Language
16 1 (0.099%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 140 (13.88%) Support Engineer
2 137 (13.58%) Developer
3 122 (12.09%) Consultant
4 93 (9.22%) Architect
5 86 (8.52%) Administrator
6 75 (7.43%) Analyst
7 66 (6.54%) Systems Administrator
8 46 (4.56%) .NET Developer
9 42 (4.16%) Technical Support
10 41 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
11 37 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support
12 36 (3.57%) Microsoft Consultant
13 35 (3.47%) Project Manager
14 34 (3.37%) Linux Administrator
15 33 (3.27%) C# Developer
16 32 (3.17%) SQL Developer
16 32 (3.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 32 (3.17%) Security Engineer
17 31 (3.07%) Senior Consultant
18 30 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (15.66%) .NET
2 78 (7.73%) ASP.NET
3 55 (5.45%) HTML
4 54 (5.35%) Web Services
5 50 (4.96%) jQuery
6 48 (4.76%) WCF
7 44 (4.36%) CSS
8 41 (4.06%) .NET Framework
9 28 (2.78%) XML
10 26 (2.58%) RESTful
11 20 (1.98%) COM
11 20 (1.98%) WPF
12 18 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web API
13 17 (1.68%) Ajax
14 14 (1.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 14 (1.39%) KnockoutJS
15 13 (1.29%) MAPI
16 11 (1.09%) LAMP
17 9 (0.89%) WinForms
17 9 (0.89%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 108 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (4.66%) Clustering
3 35 (3.47%) Client/Server
4 34 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 31 (3.07%) Open Source
6 29 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.48%) Blackberry
8 24 (2.38%) PKI
9 20 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.88%) User Experience
10 19 (1.88%) Celerra
11 17 (1.68%) PMI
12 16 (1.59%) FlexPod
12 16 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
13 14 (1.39%) Mobile Computing
13 14 (1.39%) Replication
13 14 (1.39%) Taxonomies
14 13 (1.29%) Statistics
15 12 (1.19%) Mathematics
16 11 (1.09%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 489 (48.46%) Windows
2 192 (19.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 167 (16.55%) Linux
4 148 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 85 (8.42%) Windows 7
6 76 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 61 (6.05%) UNIX
8 50 (4.96%) Windows 8
9 26 (2.58%) Windows XP
10 24 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (1.68%) Windows Phone 8
11 17 (1.68%) Windows Phone
12 14 (1.39%) Android
13 13 (1.29%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.79%) Solaris
14 8 (0.79%) Debian
14 8 (0.79%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.59%) CentOS
16 5 (0.50%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (11.40%) ITIL
2 108 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
4 74 (7.33%) Project Management
5 69 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 63 (6.24%) Service Delivery
6 63 (6.24%) Mentoring
7 59 (5.85%) Scrum
8 57 (5.65%) Migration
9 55 (5.45%) CRM
10 53 (5.25%) Time Management
11 39 (3.87%) Performance Monitoring
12 32 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (3.17%) ETL
12 32 (3.17%) MVC
13 31 (3.07%) Systems Analysis
13 31 (3.07%) Performance Tuning
14 30 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (2.78%) Risk Management
15 28 (2.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 253 (25.07%) SQL
2 140 (13.88%) C#
3 58 (5.75%) JavaScript
3 58 (5.75%) T-SQL
4 45 (4.46%) Perl
5 44 (4.36%) PowerShell
6 35 (3.47%) Bash Shell
7 30 (2.97%) PHP
8 28 (2.78%) Java
9 25 (2.48%) C
10 24 (2.38%) Python
11 22 (2.18%) VB.NET
12 21 (2.08%) C++
13 14 (1.39%) VB
14 12 (1.19%) VBScript
15 11 (1.09%) Ruby
16 5 (0.50%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 3 (0.30%) X++
18 3 (0.30%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 170 (16.85%) Security Cleared
2 154 (15.26%) SC Cleared
3 139 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 126 (12.49%) Degree
5 88 (8.72%) MCSE
6 81 (8.03%) DV Cleared
7 67 (6.64%) MCP
8 58 (5.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 56 (5.55%) MCITP
10 46 (4.56%) MCTS
11 37 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
12 34 (3.37%) Citrix Certification
13 29 (2.87%) CCA
14 27 (2.68%) PMI Certification
15 26 (2.58%) CCNA
15 26 (2.58%) VTSP
16 22 (2.18%) NCDA
16 22 (2.18%) NCIE
17 19 (1.88%) MCSA
18 18 (1.78%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.86%) SLA
2 23 (2.28%) QA
3 10 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 283 (28.05%) Active Directory
2 196 (19.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (14.57%) Hyper-V
4 45 (4.46%) VMware ESX
5 44 (4.36%) vSphere
6 42 (4.16%) XenApp
7 41 (4.06%) XenDesktop
8 34 (3.37%) vCloud
9 23 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (2.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 15 (1.49%) Terminal Services
12 14 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (1.29%) Xen
14 12 (1.19%) Terminal Server
15 7 (0.69%) XenServer
15 7 (0.69%) KVM
16 6 (0.59%) ISA Server
17 4 (0.40%) Squid
17 4 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 4 (0.40%) qmail
Systems Management
1 75 (7.43%) SCCM
2 41 (4.06%) EMC NetWorker
3 40 (3.96%) WSUS
4 38 (3.77%) SCOM
5 27 (2.68%) NetBackup
6 15 (1.49%) SCVMM
7 14 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 13 (1.29%) ARCserve
9 12 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 11 (1.09%) Legato
10 11 (1.09%) HP SIM
11 8 (0.79%) XenMobile
12 7 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.69%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.59%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 4 (0.40%) MOM
15 4 (0.40%) Netcool
15 4 (0.40%) Tivoli NetView
15 4 (0.40%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 242 (23.98%) VMware
2 119 (11.79%) Cisco
3 114 (11.30%) Citrix
4 103 (10.21%) HP
5 99 (9.81%) EMC
6 73 (7.23%) Oracle
7 51 (5.05%) NetApp
8 49 (4.86%) Red Hat
9 39 (3.87%) IBM
10 23 (2.28%) 3PAR
11 20 (1.98%) Open Text
11 20 (1.98%) Symantec
12 18 (1.78%) Remedy
12 18 (1.78%) Juniper
12 18 (1.78%) Lumension
13 15 (1.49%) Dell
13 15 (1.49%) AppSense
13 15 (1.49%) Fujitsu
14 13 (1.29%) SolarWinds
14 13 (1.29%) SAP
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