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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 1 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 492 582 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 18.86% 22.65% 15.86%
As % of the Vendors category 34.87% 40.30% 34.39%
Number of salaries quoted 357 472 282
Average salary £40,000 £40,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.84% +8.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,088 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
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
1411 1444 948
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 54.08% 56.19% 46.13%
Number of salaries quoted 904 1045 789
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 447 (45.33%) Windows
2 362 (36.71%) MS Excel
3 269 (27.28%) Active Directory
4 257 (26.06%) SQL
5 255 (25.86%) SQL Server
6 198 (20.08%) VMware
7 174 (17.65%) .NET
8 172 (17.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 165 (16.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 158 (16.02%) C#
11 147 (14.91%) Security Cleared
12 139 (14.10%) MS Office
13 130 (13.18%) Citrix
14 126 (12.78%) Windows Server 2003
14 126 (12.78%) Windows 7
15 122 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
15 122 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
16 119 (12.07%) SharePoint
16 119 (12.07%) SC Cleared
17 111 (11.26%) MS Exchange
18 110 (11.16%) Degree
19 108 (10.95%) Linux
20 107 (10.85%) Finance
21 106 (10.75%) Cisco
22 102 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
23 101 (10.24%) HP
24 97 (9.84%) Oracle
25 96 (9.74%) ASP.NET
25 96 (9.74%) ITIL
25 96 (9.74%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 119 (12.07%) SharePoint
2 111 (11.26%) MS Exchange
3 74 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 62 (6.29%) IIS
5 52 (5.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 52 (5.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 42 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 31 (3.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 27 (2.74%) Lync
9 22 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2000
10 19 (1.93%) SharePoint Server
10 19 (1.93%) MS Project Server
11 15 (1.52%) Lotus Domino
12 14 (1.42%) Apache
13 12 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (1.12%) CMS
14 11 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
16 8 (0.81%) Documentum
Applications
1 362 (36.71%) MS Excel
2 139 (14.10%) MS Office
3 29 (2.94%) MS Project
3 29 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (2.84%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.91%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.10%) InDesign
8 1 (0.10%) Revit
8 1 (0.10%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 22 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.30%) Agresso
4 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.20%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.10%) FRx
6 1 (0.10%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 73 (7.40%) Office 365
2 56 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.72%) SaaS
4 7 (0.71%) PaaS
5 4 (0.41%) IaaS
6 3 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 73 (7.40%) TCP/IP
2 57 (5.78%) Firewall
3 51 (5.17%) DNS
4 38 (3.85%) SAN
5 32 (3.25%) VPN
6 30 (3.04%) Internet
7 27 (2.74%) LAN
8 25 (2.54%) WAN
9 23 (2.33%) VoIP
9 23 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (1.93%) DHCP
10 19 (1.93%) WAAS
11 18 (1.83%) Wireless
12 17 (1.72%) ATM
13 16 (1.62%) SMTP
14 14 (1.42%) NetScaler
14 14 (1.42%) Ethernet
15 13 (1.32%) NAS
16 11 (1.12%) Wireshark
16 11 (1.12%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (25.86%) SQL Server
2 64 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 58 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 54 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 49 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (4.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (4.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 22 (2.23%) Relational Database
10 15 (1.52%) Big Data
10 15 (1.52%) MS Access
11 13 (1.32%) MySQL
12 12 (1.22%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.12%) EDRMS
14 9 (0.91%) QlikView
15 8 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Power View
16 7 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
17 6 (0.61%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
17 6 (0.61%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 57 (5.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 50 (5.07%) Visual Studio
3 18 (1.83%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
4 10 (1.01%) Selenium
5 9 (0.91%) Subversion
6 7 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (0.71%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.61%) AQtime
7 6 (0.61%) WebLOAD
7 6 (0.61%) JIRA
7 6 (0.61%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 6 (0.61%) Mercurial
8 5 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.41%) PeopleTools
10 3 (0.30%) MSI
10 3 (0.30%) StarTeam
10 3 (0.30%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.20%) SpecFlow
General
1 107 (10.85%) Finance
2 58 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 47 (4.77%) Marketing
4 28 (2.84%) German Language
5 23 (2.33%) French Language
6 14 (1.42%) Retail
7 12 (1.22%) Banking
8 10 (1.01%) Italian Language
8 10 (1.01%) Spanish Language
9 9 (0.91%) Back Office
9 9 (0.91%) Legal
10 7 (0.71%) Publishing
11 6 (0.61%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.51%) Electronics
13 3 (0.30%) Advertising
13 3 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
13 3 (0.30%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.10%) Billing
14 1 (0.10%) Automotive
14 1 (0.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 153 (15.52%) Developer
2 142 (14.40%) Support Engineer
3 109 (11.05%) Consultant
4 90 (9.13%) Analyst
5 81 (8.22%) Architect
6 63 (6.39%) .NET Developer
7 60 (6.09%) Administrator
8 45 (4.56%) Technical Support
9 44 (4.46%) Senior Support Engineer
10 37 (3.75%) C# Developer
11 36 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
12 33 (3.35%) Senior Consultant
12 33 (3.35%) Technical Engineer
12 33 (3.35%) C# .NET Developer
13 32 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
14 31 (3.14%) Web Developer
14 31 (3.14%) Technical Support Engineer
15 28 (2.84%) Support Analyst
16 27 (2.74%) Software Developer
17 26 (2.64%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (17.65%) .NET
2 96 (9.74%) ASP.NET
3 66 (6.69%) Web Services
4 51 (5.17%) HTML
5 47 (4.77%) .NET Framework
6 45 (4.56%) jQuery
7 40 (4.06%) WCF
8 39 (3.96%) CSS
9 37 (3.75%) WPF
10 30 (3.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (2.43%) RESTful
12 20 (2.03%) XML
13 17 (1.72%) Ajax
13 17 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (1.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 13 (1.32%) KnockoutJS
15 11 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 10 (1.01%) MDX
16 10 (1.01%) LAMP
16 10 (1.01%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 102 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (4.87%) Clustering
3 42 (4.26%) Open Source
4 34 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 34 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 30 (3.04%) Management Information System
6 26 (2.64%) Client/Server
7 19 (1.93%) PKI
8 16 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.42%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.42%) User Experience
9 14 (1.42%) Statistics
9 14 (1.42%) Mathematics
10 13 (1.32%) Mobile Computing
10 13 (1.32%) Social Media
11 12 (1.22%) Celerra
11 12 (1.22%) PMI
11 12 (1.22%) CLARiiON
12 11 (1.12%) iPhone
12 11 (1.12%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 447 (45.33%) Windows
2 165 (16.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 126 (12.78%) Windows 7
3 126 (12.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 108 (10.95%) Linux
5 70 (7.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (5.88%) UNIX
7 54 (5.48%) Windows 8
8 34 (3.45%) Windows XP
9 23 (2.33%) Solaris
10 18 (1.83%) Windows 2000
11 14 (1.42%) Android
11 14 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (1.32%) Windows Phone
13 12 (1.22%) Windows Phone 8
14 9 (0.91%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.81%) Windows Vista
15 8 (0.81%) AIX
16 7 (0.71%) Windows NT
17 6 (0.61%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (9.74%) ITIL
3 92 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
4 76 (7.71%) Project Management
5 69 (7.00%) Migration
6 66 (6.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 65 (6.59%) MVC
8 56 (5.68%) Mentoring
9 52 (5.27%) Service Delivery
10 43 (4.36%) CRM
11 41 (4.16%) Scrum
12 36 (3.65%) Service Management
12 36 (3.65%) Time Management
13 30 (3.04%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (3.04%) Software Engineering
14 29 (2.94%) Configuration Management
14 29 (2.94%) PRINCE2
15 26 (2.64%) System Testing
16 24 (2.43%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (2.43%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 257 (26.06%) SQL
2 158 (16.02%) C#
3 60 (6.09%) JavaScript
4 51 (5.17%) T-SQL
5 47 (4.77%) PowerShell
6 32 (3.25%) Perl
6 32 (3.25%) Java
7 23 (2.33%) VBScript
8 22 (2.23%) Bash Shell
9 18 (1.83%) C
9 18 (1.83%) PHP
10 17 (1.72%) VB.NET
11 14 (1.42%) VB
12 11 (1.12%) C++
13 8 (0.81%) Python
14 5 (0.51%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.41%) X++
16 2 (0.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 1 (0.10%) PHP5
17 1 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 147 (14.91%) Security Cleared
2 122 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 119 (12.07%) SC Cleared
4 110 (11.16%) Degree
5 84 (8.52%) MCSE
6 70 (7.10%) DV Cleared
7 60 (6.09%) MCP
7 60 (6.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 50 (5.07%) MCITP
9 37 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (3.14%) Citrix Certification
11 29 (2.94%) CCNA
12 28 (2.84%) VTSP
13 26 (2.64%) CCA
14 25 (2.54%) MCTS
15 19 (1.93%) PMI Certification
15 19 (1.93%) NCDA
15 19 (1.93%) NCIE
16 18 (1.83%) CCNP
17 17 (1.72%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.84%) SLA
2 18 (1.83%) QA
3 10 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 269 (27.28%) Active Directory
2 172 (17.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (9.74%) Hyper-V
4 43 (4.36%) XenApp
5 36 (3.65%) XenDesktop
6 35 (3.55%) VMware ESX
7 30 (3.04%) vSphere
8 25 (2.54%) vCloud
9 18 (1.83%) ISA Server
10 16 (1.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 13 (1.32%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.41%) Xen
15 3 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.30%) KVM
15 3 (0.30%) XenServer
16 2 (0.20%) Varnish
16 2 (0.20%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 84 (8.52%) SCCM
2 36 (3.65%) NetBackup
3 32 (3.25%) SCOM
4 20 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 13 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
6 11 (1.12%) WSUS
7 10 (1.01%) XenMobile
8 8 (0.81%) HP UCMDB
9 7 (0.71%) SCOrch
9 7 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.61%) Windows Intune
10 6 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.51%) ARCserve
11 5 (0.51%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.41%) MOM
12 4 (0.41%) Netcool
12 4 (0.41%) Tivoli NetView
12 4 (0.41%) Unicenter
12 4 (0.41%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 198 (20.08%) VMware
2 130 (13.18%) Citrix
3 106 (10.75%) Cisco
4 101 (10.24%) HP
5 97 (9.84%) Oracle
6 63 (6.39%) EMC
7 47 (4.77%) IBM
8 35 (3.55%) NetApp
9 32 (3.25%) Red Hat
10 31 (3.14%) Symantec
11 16 (1.62%) Remedy
11 16 (1.62%) Veritas
12 15 (1.52%) Sun
12 15 (1.52%) 3PAR
13 13 (1.32%) Telerik
13 13 (1.32%) Siebel
14 12 (1.22%) SAP
14 12 (1.22%) Open Text
15 11 (1.12%) Sybase
16 10 (1.01%) Avaya
Reading, Berkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum plus bens inc bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum and pension and bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34900 per annum + £1,200 DV Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
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CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary and Package
Posted: 3 days ago
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Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £72000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
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Cititec
Salary: £45k - 65k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
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Hudson - London
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 7 days ago
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Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + training, bonuses
Posted: 7 days ago
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Blue Town Online
Salary: £6k bonus+£8k car allowance
Posted: 8 days ago
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Blue Town Online
Salary: £20k per year + +£2k Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
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Deerfoot IT
Salary: £27000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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