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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 345 499 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 15.12% 20.74% 19.78%
As % of the Vendors category 28.47% 39.32% 36.96%
Number of salaries quoted 267 369 383
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,982 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
1212 1269 1204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 53.11% 52.74% 53.51%
Number of salaries quoted 855 888 959
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 382 (44.47%) MS Excel
2 377 (43.89%) Windows
3 236 (27.47%) Active Directory
4 234 (27.24%) SQL
5 228 (26.54%) SQL Server
6 209 (24.33%) MS Office
7 176 (20.49%) VMware
8 162 (18.86%) C#
9 160 (18.63%) Linux
10 155 (18.04%) .NET
11 148 (17.23%) Degree
12 145 (16.88%) Security Cleared
12 145 (16.88%) ITIL
13 139 (16.18%) HP
14 138 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
15 131 (15.25%) Cisco
15 131 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
16 126 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
17 114 (13.27%) TCP/IP
18 108 (12.57%) MS Exchange
18 108 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
19 107 (12.46%) Hyper-V
20 105 (12.22%) Windows 7
21 96 (11.18%) SC Cleared
22 95 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
23 94 (10.94%) ASP.NET
24 92 (10.71%) SharePoint
25 91 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
26 90 (10.48%) Project Management
27 88 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 108 (12.57%) MS Exchange
2 92 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 62 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (6.29%) Lync
5 51 (5.94%) IIS
6 22 (2.56%) Lotus Domino
7 21 (2.44%) Apache
7 21 (2.44%) CMS
7 21 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (2.21%) Sitecore CMS
9 17 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (1.40%) Umbraco
12 10 (1.16%) SAS
12 10 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2000
14 8 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.93%) Kentico
15 7 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 382 (44.47%) MS Excel
2 209 (24.33%) MS Office
3 46 (5.36%) MS Visio
4 38 (4.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (3.03%) MS Project
6 5 (0.58%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.47%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.35%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.23%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.23%) XMetaL
9 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.23%) InDesign
9 2 (0.23%) SPSS
9 2 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.35%) Agresso
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 59 (6.87%) Office 365
2 38 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.91%) SaaS
4 21 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.16%) Mimecast
6 8 (0.93%) PaaS
7 7 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.47%) GitHub
9 1 (0.12%) IaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Yammer
9 1 (0.12%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 114 (13.27%) TCP/IP
2 79 (9.20%) DNS
3 71 (8.27%) Firewall
4 64 (7.45%) DHCP
5 62 (7.22%) SAN
6 59 (6.87%) LAN
7 51 (5.94%) Internet
8 49 (5.70%) WAN
9 34 (3.96%) VPN
10 30 (3.49%) VoIP
11 23 (2.68%) Wireless
11 23 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (2.21%) MPLS
13 18 (2.10%) iSCSI
14 15 (1.75%) NetScreen
14 15 (1.75%) SSL
15 14 (1.63%) HTTPS
16 11 (1.28%) NAS
17 10 (1.16%) SMTP
18 8 (0.93%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (26.54%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (4.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (4.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 35 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (3.03%) MySQL
7 25 (2.91%) Big Data
8 21 (2.44%) Oracle Database
9 20 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (2.10%) Relational Database
11 17 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (0.93%) MS Access
15 8 (0.93%) QlikView
15 8 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (0.93%) RavenDB
16 7 (0.81%) NoSQL
16 7 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 58 (6.75%) Visual Studio
2 54 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.28%) JIRA
3 11 (1.28%) Selenium
4 9 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (1.05%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.81%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.81%) HP UFT
6 6 (0.70%) Subversion
7 5 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.58%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 4 (0.47%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.47%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.23%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.23%) MSI
10 1 (0.12%) NUnit
10 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.12%) TestDirector
General
1 76 (8.85%) Telecoms
2 63 (7.33%) Marketing
3 60 (6.98%) Finance
4 31 (3.61%) Retail
5 20 (2.33%) French Language
6 17 (1.98%) Advertising
7 15 (1.75%) German Language
8 14 (1.63%) Italian Language
9 13 (1.51%) Legal
10 10 (1.16%) Billing
11 7 (0.81%) Banking
12 6 (0.70%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.70%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.47%) Law
13 4 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.35%) Back Office
15 2 (0.23%) Electronics
15 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.23%) Games
15 2 (0.23%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 139 (16.18%) Support Engineer
2 138 (16.07%) Developer
3 84 (9.78%) Analyst
4 67 (7.80%) Architect
5 62 (7.22%) .NET Developer
6 56 (6.52%) Consultant
7 55 (6.40%) Administrator
8 51 (5.94%) C# Developer
9 50 (5.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 46 (5.36%) Technical Support
11 41 (4.77%) Support Analyst
11 41 (4.77%) C# .NET Developer
12 40 (4.66%) Software Developer
13 36 (4.19%) Project Manager
14 35 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
15 33 (3.84%) Software Engineer
15 33 (3.84%) Systems Administrator
16 32 (3.73%) Technical Engineer
17 27 (3.14%) 1st Line Support
18 25 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (18.04%) .NET
2 94 (10.94%) ASP.NET
3 73 (8.50%) HTML
4 58 (6.75%) CSS
5 49 (5.70%) jQuery
6 48 (5.59%) Web Services
7 47 (5.47%) AngularJS
8 41 (4.77%) ASP.NET MVC
9 36 (4.19%) WCF
10 35 (4.07%) .NET Framework
11 30 (3.49%) Entity Framework
12 26 (3.03%) WPF
13 23 (2.68%) HTML5
14 21 (2.44%) XML
14 21 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
15 19 (2.21%) CSS3
16 18 (2.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 16 (1.86%) KnockoutJS
18 15 (1.75%) Software Packaging
19 14 (1.63%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 56 (6.52%) Data Centre
4 44 (5.12%) Management Information System
5 33 (3.84%) Clustering
6 25 (2.91%) Client/Server
7 16 (1.86%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.63%) Social Media
9 11 (1.28%) N-Tier
9 11 (1.28%) Blackberry
9 11 (1.28%) GIS
10 10 (1.16%) Replication
10 10 (1.16%) Visualisation
11 9 (1.05%) EqualLogic
11 9 (1.05%) Data Integration
12 8 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
13 7 (0.81%) Mobile Computing
13 7 (0.81%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
14 6 (0.70%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 377 (43.89%) Windows
2 160 (18.63%) Linux
3 126 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 105 (12.22%) Windows 7
5 91 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 88 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 55 (6.40%) Windows XP
8 51 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (5.47%) Windows 8
10 36 (4.19%) UNIX
11 19 (2.21%) Android
12 13 (1.51%) CentOS
13 12 (1.40%) Windows 2000
14 11 (1.28%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.93%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.70%) Solaris
17 4 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 3 (0.35%) Windows NT
19 2 (0.23%) Debian
19 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (16.88%) ITIL
2 131 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (10.48%) Project Management
4 69 (8.03%) MVC
4 69 (8.03%) Migration
5 59 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
6 58 (6.75%) Scrum
7 47 (5.47%) Time Management
8 39 (4.54%) Software Engineering
8 39 (4.54%) PRINCE2
8 39 (4.54%) Service Management
9 36 (4.19%) Configuration Management
9 36 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
10 32 (3.73%) Open Source
10 32 (3.73%) Business Development
10 32 (3.73%) Mentoring
11 30 (3.49%) Performance Monitoring
11 30 (3.49%) Project Planning
12 28 (3.26%) Service Delivery
13 25 (2.91%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 234 (27.24%) SQL
2 162 (18.86%) C#
3 79 (9.20%) JavaScript
4 57 (6.64%) T-SQL
5 40 (4.66%) PowerShell
6 29 (3.38%) Java
7 27 (3.14%) PHP
8 26 (3.03%) Perl
9 21 (2.44%) VB
9 21 (2.44%) Bash Shell
10 19 (2.21%) VBScript
10 19 (2.21%) C++
11 18 (2.10%) VB.NET
12 11 (1.28%) Python
13 9 (1.05%) C
14 8 (0.93%) Ruby
14 8 (0.93%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.70%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.47%) Lua
16 4 (0.47%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 148 (17.23%) Degree
2 145 (16.88%) Security Cleared
3 108 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 96 (11.18%) SC Cleared
5 80 (9.31%) DV Cleared
6 66 (7.68%) MCSE
7 56 (6.52%) MCP
7 56 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (4.89%) CCNA
9 34 (3.96%) A+ Certification
10 33 (3.84%) MCITP
11 25 (2.91%) PMP
11 25 (2.91%) PMI Certification
11 25 (2.91%) MCSA
12 24 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (1.98%) ISEB
13 17 (1.98%) ISTQB
14 14 (1.63%) CCNP
14 14 (1.63%) Network+ Certification
15 11 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (8.27%) SLA
2 32 (3.73%) QA
3 11 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (1.28%) COBIT
4 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 236 (27.47%) Active Directory
2 138 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (12.46%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.38%) VMware ESX
5 27 (3.14%) Terminal Services
6 24 (2.79%) vSphere
7 20 (2.33%) XenApp
8 14 (1.63%) vCloud
9 13 (1.51%) KVM
10 11 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.28%) XenServer
10 11 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
11 10 (1.16%) XenDesktop
11 10 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (0.81%) Firmware
13 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.47%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.23%) UAG
15 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 83 (9.66%) SCCM
2 41 (4.77%) WSUS
3 30 (3.49%) SCOM
4 28 (3.26%) EMC NetWorker
5 20 (2.33%) HP SIM
6 18 (2.10%) Backup Exec
7 14 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (1.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 9 (1.05%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.70%) Nagios
10 6 (0.70%) Puppet
11 5 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.47%) Netcool
12 4 (0.47%) ARCserve
12 4 (0.47%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.35%) SCDPM
13 3 (0.35%) SCSM
13 3 (0.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 176 (20.49%) VMware
2 139 (16.18%) HP
3 131 (15.25%) Cisco
4 77 (8.96%) Oracle
5 69 (8.03%) Red Hat
6 58 (6.75%) Citrix
7 50 (5.82%) Symantec
8 38 (4.42%) Dell
9 37 (4.31%) Juniper
10 23 (2.68%) Lumension
11 22 (2.56%) IBM
12 21 (2.44%) SolarWinds
13 20 (2.33%) ArcSight
13 20 (2.33%) Sitecore
14 13 (1.51%) EMC
15 12 (1.40%) Apple
15 12 (1.40%) Veritas
15 12 (1.40%) 3PAR
15 12 (1.40%) Telerik
16 11 (1.28%) Tableau
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Davanti Solutions
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 52,000
Posted: Yesterday
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CGI
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary and Package
Posted: 2 days ago
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Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
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Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Really great package, full details upon request
Posted: 2 days ago
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Austin Fraser
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits, car allowance, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
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Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £26000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + 20 days notice, Gym membership
Posted: 4 days ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
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Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago