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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 419 482 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 18.27% 19.97% 19.90%
As % of the Vendors category 35.57% 38.90% 35.04%
Number of salaries quoted 306 383 370
Average salary £37,250 £44,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.29% +8.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £62,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1178 1239 1253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 51.35% 51.33% 56.80%
Number of salaries quoted 861 853 1018
Average salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

1 402 (44.77%) MS Excel
2 386 (42.98%) Windows
3 255 (28.40%) SQL Server
4 247 (27.51%) SQL
5 244 (27.17%) Active Directory
6 205 (22.83%) MS Office
7 177 (19.71%) VMware
8 170 (18.93%) C#
9 169 (18.82%) Linux
10 168 (18.71%) .NET
11 166 (18.49%) Degree
12 153 (17.04%) Security Cleared
13 147 (16.37%) HP
14 143 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
15 138 (15.37%) Windows Server 2008
16 135 (15.03%) ITIL
17 134 (14.92%) Cisco
18 133 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
19 122 (13.59%) Windows 7
20 113 (12.58%) TCP/IP
21 107 (11.92%) Hyper-V
22 106 (11.80%) Microsoft Certification
23 104 (11.58%) SC Cleared
24 103 (11.47%) MS Exchange
25 100 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
26 98 (10.91%) ASP.NET
26 98 (10.91%) Oracle
27 95 (10.58%) SharePoint
28 94 (10.47%) SCCM
29 91 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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
1 103 (11.47%) MS Exchange
2 95 (10.58%) SharePoint
3 62 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 60 (6.68%) IIS
5 55 (6.12%) Lync
6 24 (2.67%) Apache
7 21 (2.34%) Lotus Domino
8 20 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (1.56%) CMS
10 14 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
11 11 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (1.22%) SAS
12 10 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 10 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.89%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.89%) Kentico
14 7 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 402 (44.77%) MS Excel
2 205 (22.83%) MS Office
3 43 (4.79%) MS Visio
3 43 (4.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (2.90%) MS Project
5 4 (0.45%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.33%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.22%) SPSS
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.22%) InDesign
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.78%) Agresso
3 5 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.35%) Office 365
2 38 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.12%) SaaS
4 22 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.11%) Mimecast
6 8 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.89%) PaaS
7 4 (0.45%) GitHub
8 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.11%) Force.com
9 1 (0.11%) IaaS
9 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 113 (12.58%) TCP/IP
2 75 (8.35%) DNS
3 74 (8.24%) Firewall
4 64 (7.13%) SAN
5 59 (6.57%) DHCP
6 57 (6.35%) LAN
7 56 (6.24%) Internet
8 43 (4.79%) WAN
9 39 (4.34%) VPN
10 36 (4.01%) VoIP
11 28 (3.12%) Wireless
12 19 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (2.12%) MPLS
13 17 (1.89%) HTTPS
14 16 (1.78%) iSCSI
15 15 (1.67%) NetScreen
15 15 (1.67%) SSL
16 14 (1.56%) NAS
17 12 (1.34%) SMTP
18 10 (1.11%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (28.40%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 44 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (4.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (2.78%) Big Data
8 23 (2.56%) MySQL
9 22 (2.45%) Relational Database
10 20 (2.23%) Oracle Database
11 19 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (1.00%) QlikView
16 9 (1.00%) MS Access
17 8 (0.89%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.89%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 66 (7.35%) Visual Studio
2 57 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.22%) Selenium
4 10 (1.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (1.00%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.89%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.78%) JIRA
8 6 (0.67%) Subversion
8 6 (0.67%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 5 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.45%) MSI
10 4 (0.45%) PeopleTools
10 4 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.45%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.22%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.11%) Mocha
12 1 (0.11%) MSBuild
General
1 88 (9.80%) Telecoms
2 72 (8.02%) Finance
3 52 (5.79%) Marketing
4 30 (3.34%) Retail
5 15 (1.67%) German Language
5 15 (1.67%) Advertising
6 14 (1.56%) Legal
7 10 (1.11%) Billing
7 10 (1.11%) French Language
8 7 (0.78%) Banking
9 6 (0.67%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.67%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.56%) Law
11 4 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.45%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.33%) Publishing
13 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.22%) Back Office
13 2 (0.22%) Games
13 2 (0.22%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 151 (16.82%) Developer
2 143 (15.92%) Support Engineer
3 86 (9.58%) Analyst
4 71 (7.91%) .NET Developer
5 69 (7.68%) Architect
6 68 (7.57%) Consultant
7 56 (6.24%) Administrator
8 54 (6.01%) C# Developer
9 47 (5.23%) Support Analyst
10 44 (4.90%) C# .NET Developer
10 44 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 43 (4.79%) Software Developer
12 42 (4.68%) Technical Support
13 40 (4.45%) Software Engineer
14 35 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
15 31 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
16 30 (3.34%) Programmer
16 30 (3.34%) IT Support
17 27 (3.01%) C# Programmer
17 27 (3.01%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (18.71%) .NET
2 98 (10.91%) ASP.NET
3 67 (7.46%) HTML
4 64 (7.13%) Web Services
5 53 (5.90%) CSS
6 49 (5.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 39 (4.34%) AngularJS
7 39 (4.34%) WPF
8 38 (4.23%) WCF
8 38 (4.23%) jQuery
9 34 (3.79%) .NET Framework
10 25 (2.78%) Entity Framework
11 24 (2.67%) HTML5
12 23 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
13 21 (2.34%) XML
14 20 (2.23%) CSS3
15 17 (1.89%) Software Packaging
16 16 (1.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 15 (1.67%) RESTful
18 14 (1.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 100 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (6.35%) Computer Science
3 49 (5.46%) Data Centre
4 45 (5.01%) Management Information System
5 39 (4.34%) Clustering
6 27 (3.01%) Mobile App
7 24 (2.67%) Client/Server
8 22 (2.45%) Social Media
9 17 (1.89%) Blackberry
10 11 (1.22%) GIS
10 11 (1.22%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.11%) Replication
11 10 (1.11%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.89%) Data Integration
12 8 (0.89%) EqualLogic
12 8 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
13 7 (0.78%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
14 6 (0.67%) IPTV
14 6 (0.67%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 386 (42.98%) Windows
2 169 (18.82%) Linux
3 138 (15.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 122 (13.59%) Windows 7
5 91 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 89 (9.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 52 (5.79%) Windows XP
8 49 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 49 (5.46%) Windows 8
9 41 (4.57%) UNIX
10 20 (2.23%) Android
11 15 (1.67%) Solaris
12 13 (1.45%) CentOS
12 13 (1.45%) Windows 2000
13 12 (1.34%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.67%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.45%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (15.03%) ITIL
2 133 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (10.13%) Project Management
4 79 (8.80%) Migration
5 76 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
6 71 (7.91%) MVC
7 53 (5.90%) Scrum
8 50 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 50 (5.57%) Software Engineering
9 43 (4.79%) Time Management
10 40 (4.45%) Open Source
10 40 (4.45%) PRINCE2
11 39 (4.34%) Service Management
12 37 (4.12%) Mentoring
13 35 (3.90%) Configuration Management
14 32 (3.56%) Business Development
15 29 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
15 29 (3.23%) Project Planning
16 28 (3.12%) Unit Testing
17 26 (2.90%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 247 (27.51%) SQL
2 170 (18.93%) C#
3 63 (7.02%) JavaScript
4 55 (6.12%) T-SQL
5 48 (5.35%) PowerShell
6 41 (4.57%) Java
7 30 (3.34%) Perl
8 26 (2.90%) PHP
8 26 (2.90%) VB.NET
9 24 (2.67%) VBScript
10 23 (2.56%) Bash Shell
10 23 (2.56%) VB
11 17 (1.89%) C++
12 12 (1.34%) C
13 10 (1.11%) Python
14 9 (1.00%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.89%) Ruby
15 8 (0.89%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.45%) Lua
16 4 (0.45%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 166 (18.49%) Degree
2 153 (17.04%) Security Cleared
3 106 (11.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 104 (11.58%) SC Cleared
5 80 (8.91%) DV Cleared
6 63 (7.02%) MCSE
7 60 (6.68%) Cisco Certification
8 49 (5.46%) MCP
9 44 (4.90%) CCNA
10 32 (3.56%) MCITP
11 29 (3.23%) A+ Certification
12 23 (2.56%) MCSA
12 23 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 21 (2.34%) PMP
13 21 (2.34%) PMI Certification
14 19 (2.12%) ISTQB
14 19 (2.12%) CCNP
14 19 (2.12%) ISEB
15 13 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (7.02%) SLA
2 32 (3.56%) QA
3 11 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.11%) COBIT
5 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 244 (27.17%) Active Directory
2 143 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (11.92%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.67%) Terminal Services
5 23 (2.56%) VMware ESX
6 19 (2.12%) vSphere
7 18 (2.00%) XenApp
8 15 (1.67%) vCloud
9 13 (1.45%) KVM
10 12 (1.34%) XenDesktop
11 11 (1.22%) XenServer
12 10 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (1.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 9 (1.00%) Firmware
14 7 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
15 4 (0.45%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.45%) VirtualBox
16 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 2 (0.22%) UAG
18 1 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 94 (10.47%) SCCM
2 41 (4.57%) WSUS
3 28 (3.12%) EMC NetWorker
4 26 (2.90%) SCOM
5 19 (2.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 18 (2.00%) HP SIM
7 16 (1.78%) Backup Exec
8 10 (1.11%) NetBackup
8 10 (1.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 8 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.67%) Puppet
11 5 (0.56%) Nagios
12 4 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.45%) Netcool
12 4 (0.45%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.33%) ARCserve
14 2 (0.22%) vMotion
14 2 (0.22%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 177 (19.71%) VMware
2 147 (16.37%) HP
3 134 (14.92%) Cisco
4 98 (10.91%) Oracle
5 69 (7.68%) Red Hat
6 65 (7.24%) Citrix
7 49 (5.46%) Symantec
8 38 (4.23%) Juniper
9 37 (4.12%) Dell
10 25 (2.78%) IBM
11 21 (2.34%) Lumension
12 18 (2.00%) SolarWinds
12 18 (2.00%) ArcSight
13 16 (1.78%) Veritas
14 15 (1.67%) Sitecore
14 15 (1.67%) EMC
15 13 (1.45%) 3PAR
16 12 (1.34%) NetApp
16 12 (1.34%) Apple
16 12 (1.34%) Telerik
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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