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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 500 516 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 20.55% 22.04% 18.23%
As % of the Vendors category 42.23% 40.89% 31.15%
Number of salaries quoted 349 440 326
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,956 £27,500 £25,575
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,000
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
1184 1262 1191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 48.66% 53.91% 58.53%
Number of salaries quoted 825 900 939
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 405 (42.10%) Windows
2 393 (40.85%) MS Excel
3 260 (27.03%) SQL
4 255 (26.51%) Active Directory
5 251 (26.09%) SQL Server
6 208 (21.62%) MS Office
7 178 (18.50%) VMware
8 173 (17.98%) .NET
9 162 (16.84%) HP
10 160 (16.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 158 (16.42%) Security Cleared
11 158 (16.42%) C#
12 157 (16.32%) Degree
13 152 (15.80%) VMware Infrastructure
14 149 (15.49%) Linux
15 136 (14.14%) Windows 7
16 133 (13.83%) Cisco
16 133 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
17 122 (12.68%) Oracle
18 115 (11.95%) ITIL
19 114 (11.85%) Windows Server 2003
20 111 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
21 107 (11.12%) ASP.NET
22 105 (10.91%) SharePoint
22 105 (10.91%) SC Cleared
23 103 (10.71%) TCP/IP
24 102 (10.60%) Migration
24 102 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
25 100 (10.40%) Finance
26 99 (10.29%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 105 (10.91%) SharePoint
2 99 (10.29%) MS Exchange
3 63 (6.55%) IIS
4 54 (5.61%) Lync
5 50 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (2.29%) Apache
8 20 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (2.08%) Lotus Domino
9 19 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (1.35%) CMS
11 11 (1.14%) SAS
11 11 (1.14%) Umbraco
11 11 (1.14%) MS Project Server
11 11 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
12 10 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.73%) Kentico
Applications
1 393 (40.85%) MS Excel
2 208 (21.62%) MS Office
3 48 (4.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (3.85%) MS Project
5 36 (3.74%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.42%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.21%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.10%) InDesign
8 1 (0.10%) SPSS
8 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.73%) Agresso
2 7 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.10%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.95%) Office 365
2 34 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.60%) SaaS
4 12 (1.25%) PaaS
5 10 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.10%) Force.com
7 1 (0.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 81 (8.42%) Firewall
3 70 (7.28%) DNS
4 50 (5.20%) SAN
4 50 (5.20%) LAN
5 47 (4.89%) Internet
6 46 (4.78%) VPN
7 43 (4.47%) DHCP
8 37 (3.85%) Wireless
9 36 (3.74%) WAN
10 33 (3.43%) VoIP
11 20 (2.08%) MPLS
12 19 (1.98%) ATM
12 19 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (1.77%) HTTPS
14 15 (1.56%) NetScreen
15 14 (1.46%) SSL
16 12 (1.25%) Ethernet
16 12 (1.25%) Broadband
16 12 (1.25%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (4.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 47 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 46 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 42 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (3.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (2.39%) MySQL
9 21 (2.18%) Big Data
10 19 (1.98%) Relational Database
11 18 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (1.77%) Oracle Database
13 13 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (0.94%) MS Access
14 9 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (0.83%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
16 7 (0.73%) NoSQL
16 7 (0.73%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 71 (7.38%) Visual Studio
2 55 (5.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
4 11 (1.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 10 (1.04%) Selenium
5 10 (1.04%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.73%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.62%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (0.62%) MSI
8 5 (0.52%) Mercurial
8 5 (0.52%) WebDriver
8 5 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.42%) PeopleTools
9 4 (0.42%) JIRA
10 3 (0.31%) StarTeam
10 3 (0.31%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.31%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.21%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.21%) NSubstitute
11 2 (0.21%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 100 (10.40%) Finance
2 92 (9.56%) Telecoms
3 53 (5.51%) Marketing
4 27 (2.81%) Retail
5 14 (1.46%) Legal
6 13 (1.35%) German Language
7 12 (1.25%) Advertising
8 10 (1.04%) Banking
9 8 (0.83%) Billing
10 7 (0.73%) French Language
11 6 (0.62%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.42%) Law
13 4 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.42%) Electronics
14 3 (0.31%) Back Office
14 3 (0.31%) Publishing
15 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.21%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 142 (14.76%) Developer
2 131 (13.62%) Support Engineer
3 97 (10.08%) Analyst
4 84 (8.73%) Consultant
5 66 (6.86%) Architect
6 64 (6.65%) .NET Developer
7 61 (6.34%) Administrator
8 52 (5.41%) Technical Support
9 45 (4.68%) Support Analyst
10 44 (4.57%) C# Developer
11 40 (4.16%) Software Developer
12 39 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
13 37 (3.85%) DBA
14 34 (3.53%) SQL DBA
15 33 (3.43%) Technical Engineer
15 33 (3.43%) Software Engineer
16 32 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
16 32 (3.33%) Senior Support Engineer
17 31 (3.22%) Systems Administrator
17 31 (3.22%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (17.98%) .NET
2 107 (11.12%) ASP.NET
3 65 (6.76%) Web Services
4 53 (5.51%) HTML
5 50 (5.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 43 (4.47%) WPF
7 42 (4.37%) CSS
8 38 (3.95%) .NET Framework
9 31 (3.22%) jQuery
10 25 (2.60%) AngularJS
10 25 (2.60%) WCF
11 18 (1.87%) HTML5
12 17 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (1.77%) XML
13 15 (1.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 15 (1.56%) CSS3
14 14 (1.46%) RESTful
14 14 (1.46%) Software Packaging
14 14 (1.46%) LAMP
15 13 (1.35%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 102 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 47 (4.89%) Open Source
4 43 (4.47%) Clustering
5 42 (4.37%) Management Information System
6 29 (3.01%) Mobile App
7 28 (2.91%) Blackberry
8 22 (2.29%) Social Media
9 18 (1.87%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.14%) GIS
11 8 (0.83%) Replication
11 8 (0.83%) iPhone
12 7 (0.73%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.73%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.62%) PKI
13 6 (0.62%) EqualLogic
14 5 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
14 5 (0.52%) IPTV
14 5 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.42%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 405 (42.10%) Windows
2 160 (16.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 149 (15.49%) Linux
4 136 (14.14%) Windows 7
5 114 (11.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 76 (7.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (5.51%) Windows XP
8 45 (4.68%) UNIX
8 45 (4.68%) Windows 8
9 34 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (2.70%) Solaris
11 24 (2.49%) Android
12 18 (1.87%) Windows 2000
13 15 (1.56%) Apple iOS
14 13 (1.35%) CentOS
15 9 (0.94%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.83%) Windows NT
17 7 (0.73%) AIX
18 5 (0.52%) Debian
19 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (11.95%) ITIL
3 102 (10.60%) Migration
4 99 (10.29%) Project Management
5 95 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
6 78 (8.11%) MVC
7 61 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
8 44 (4.57%) PRINCE2
9 41 (4.26%) Service Management
10 40 (4.16%) Software Engineering
11 36 (3.74%) Configuration Management
11 36 (3.74%) Time Management
12 34 (3.53%) Scrum
12 34 (3.53%) Mentoring
13 32 (3.33%) Project Planning
14 31 (3.22%) Service Delivery
15 28 (2.91%) Web Application Development
16 27 (2.81%) Performance Monitoring
17 26 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
17 26 (2.70%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 260 (27.03%) SQL
2 158 (16.42%) C#
3 54 (5.61%) PowerShell
4 52 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 40 (4.16%) T-SQL
6 34 (3.53%) Java
7 29 (3.01%) Perl
7 29 (3.01%) VBScript
8 24 (2.49%) Bash Shell
9 21 (2.18%) VB.NET
9 21 (2.18%) PHP
10 17 (1.77%) VB
11 12 (1.25%) C
11 12 (1.25%) C++
12 9 (0.94%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.52%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.42%) Lua
14 4 (0.42%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.31%) Python
15 3 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 158 (16.42%) Security Cleared
2 157 (16.32%) Degree
3 111 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 105 (10.91%) SC Cleared
5 88 (9.15%) DV Cleared
6 71 (7.38%) MCSE
7 58 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
8 53 (5.51%) MCP
9 47 (4.89%) CCNA
10 33 (3.43%) MCITP
11 23 (2.39%) CCNP
12 22 (2.29%) PMP
12 22 (2.29%) PMI Certification
13 21 (2.18%) A+ Certification
13 21 (2.18%) ISTQB
13 21 (2.18%) ISEB
14 19 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (1.77%) MCSA
16 14 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 13 (1.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.89%) SLA
2 27 (2.81%) QA
3 13 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.73%) COBIT
6 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 255 (26.51%) Active Directory
2 152 (15.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (8.84%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.08%) XenApp
5 17 (1.77%) Terminal Services
5 17 (1.77%) VMware ESX
6 16 (1.66%) ISA Server
7 13 (1.35%) XenDesktop
7 13 (1.35%) vSphere
8 11 (1.14%) KVM
9 10 (1.04%) XenServer
10 9 (0.94%) vCloud
11 8 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (0.52%) Firmware
13 5 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.31%) Xen
15 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.21%) pfSense
16 1 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 89 (9.25%) SCCM
2 32 (3.33%) WSUS
3 24 (2.49%) SCOM
4 21 (2.18%) NetBackup
5 20 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
6 19 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 14 (1.46%) Backup Exec
8 11 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 7 (0.73%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 7 (0.73%) HP SIM
10 6 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.52%) HP UCMDB
12 3 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.31%) Linux-HA
13 2 (0.21%) XenMobile
13 2 (0.21%) vMotion
13 2 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 178 (18.50%) VMware
2 162 (16.84%) HP
3 133 (13.83%) Cisco
4 122 (12.68%) Oracle
5 85 (8.84%) Citrix
6 57 (5.93%) Red Hat
7 54 (5.61%) Symantec
8 34 (3.53%) IBM
9 33 (3.43%) Juniper
10 30 (3.12%) Dell
11 22 (2.29%) Veritas
12 20 (2.08%) EMC
13 18 (1.87%) Telerik
14 15 (1.56%) Avaya
15 13 (1.35%) Sybase
16 12 (1.25%) Sun
16 12 (1.25%) NetApp
16 12 (1.25%) Sitecore
16 12 (1.25%) DevExpress
16 12 (1.25%) 3PAR
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CBS butler
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: 40000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Centric Resource
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Great bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Davanti Solutions
Salary: £35,000 per annum
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Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + basic+ ote £35k+ben
Posted: 3 days ago
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22956 per annum
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Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary and Package
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Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary !!
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + excellent bens
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