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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 489 509 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 19.72% 20.97% 19.06%
As % of the Vendors category 39.85% 39.27% 32.18%
Number of salaries quoted 343 428 357
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 £22,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £65,750 £63,500
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
1227 1296 1299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 49.48% 53.40% 59.23%
Number of salaries quoted 852 917 1019
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 £27,500 £31,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 401 (42.30%) Windows
2 398 (41.98%) MS Excel
3 258 (27.22%) SQL Server
4 256 (27.00%) SQL
5 255 (26.90%) Active Directory
6 200 (21.10%) MS Office
7 192 (20.25%) VMware
8 170 (17.93%) .NET
9 168 (17.72%) HP
10 164 (17.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 163 (17.19%) Degree
12 161 (16.98%) Linux
13 160 (16.88%) C#
14 159 (16.77%) Security Cleared
15 156 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
16 138 (14.56%) Cisco
17 133 (14.03%) Windows 7
18 130 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
19 125 (13.19%) ITIL
20 121 (12.76%) Oracle
21 114 (12.03%) TCP/IP
22 111 (11.71%) Microsoft Certification
23 107 (11.29%) SC Cleared
24 106 (11.18%) SharePoint
25 105 (11.08%) Windows Server 2003
26 104 (10.97%) ASP.NET
27 102 (10.76%) Hyper-V
28 101 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
28 101 (10.65%) Project Management
29 100 (10.55%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 106 (11.18%) SharePoint
2 97 (10.23%) MS Exchange
3 63 (6.65%) IIS
4 55 (5.80%) Lync
5 53 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (2.43%) Apache
7 22 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (2.22%) Lotus Domino
9 16 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (1.16%) CMS
10 11 (1.16%) SAS
11 10 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.95%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (0.84%) Kentico
14 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 398 (41.98%) MS Excel
2 200 (21.10%) MS Office
3 48 (5.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (4.54%) MS Visio
5 30 (3.16%) MS Project
6 4 (0.42%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.21%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.21%) SPSS
8 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) InDesign
8 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.74%) Agresso
3 5 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.69%) Office 365
2 32 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.16%) SaaS
4 17 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.27%) Mimecast
6 9 (0.95%) PaaS
7 8 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.11%) Force.com
9 1 (0.11%) GitHub
9 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (12.03%) TCP/IP
2 85 (8.97%) Firewall
3 73 (7.70%) DNS
4 65 (6.86%) SAN
5 50 (5.27%) DHCP
6 47 (4.96%) LAN
7 46 (4.85%) VPN
8 45 (4.75%) Internet
9 36 (3.80%) Wireless
10 33 (3.48%) VoIP
10 33 (3.48%) WAN
11 20 (2.11%) MPLS
11 20 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (1.79%) HTTPS
12 17 (1.79%) ATM
13 15 (1.58%) NAS
13 15 (1.58%) NetScreen
14 14 (1.48%) SSL
15 13 (1.37%) Broadband
16 12 (1.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (27.22%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 50 (5.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 48 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 45 (4.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 41 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (2.22%) MySQL
7 21 (2.22%) Big Data
7 21 (2.22%) Relational Database
8 18 (1.90%) Oracle Database
9 16 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.84%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.74%) MS Access
15 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
15 6 (0.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 67 (7.07%) Visual Studio
2 52 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (0.95%) Selenium
5 8 (0.84%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.74%) JIRA
6 7 (0.74%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 7 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.63%) WebDriver
7 6 (0.63%) MSI
8 4 (0.42%) PeopleTools
9 3 (0.32%) Subversion
9 3 (0.32%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.21%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.21%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (0.21%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.21%) NSubstitute
10 2 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 98 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 89 (9.39%) Finance
3 54 (5.70%) Marketing
4 31 (3.27%) Retail
5 16 (1.69%) Legal
5 16 (1.69%) German Language
6 13 (1.37%) Advertising
7 11 (1.16%) Billing
8 8 (0.84%) Banking
9 7 (0.74%) French Language
10 6 (0.63%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.42%) Law
11 4 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.32%) Back Office
12 3 (0.32%) Publishing
12 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Games
13 2 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 146 (15.40%) Developer
2 145 (15.30%) Support Engineer
3 86 (9.07%) Analyst
4 82 (8.65%) Consultant
5 72 (7.59%) Architect
6 63 (6.65%) .NET Developer
7 58 (6.12%) Administrator
8 48 (5.06%) C# Developer
9 46 (4.85%) Technical Support
10 42 (4.43%) Support Analyst
10 42 (4.43%) Software Developer
10 42 (4.43%) C# .NET Developer
11 34 (3.59%) Software Engineer
12 32 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 31 (3.27%) Technical Engineer
14 30 (3.16%) Systems Administrator
14 30 (3.16%) Senior Consultant
15 29 (3.06%) Network Engineer
15 29 (3.06%) DBA
15 29 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (17.93%) .NET
2 104 (10.97%) ASP.NET
3 62 (6.54%) Web Services
4 58 (6.12%) HTML
5 52 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 46 (4.85%) CSS
7 39 (4.11%) WPF
8 35 (3.69%) jQuery
8 35 (3.69%) .NET Framework
9 34 (3.59%) AngularJS
10 30 (3.16%) WCF
11 26 (2.74%) HTML5
12 22 (2.32%) CSS3
13 19 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (2.00%) Software Packaging
14 17 (1.79%) Entity Framework
15 15 (1.58%) RESTful
15 15 (1.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 15 (1.58%) KnockoutJS
16 14 (1.48%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 101 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 47 (4.96%) Management Information System
4 42 (4.43%) Clustering
4 42 (4.43%) Open Source
5 28 (2.95%) Mobile App
6 24 (2.53%) Social Media
7 23 (2.43%) Blackberry
8 18 (1.90%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.37%) GIS
10 10 (1.05%) N-Tier
10 10 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
11 9 (0.95%) Public Cloud
11 9 (0.95%) Replication
12 8 (0.84%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.84%) PKI
13 7 (0.74%) BYOD
14 6 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
14 6 (0.63%) EqualLogic
14 6 (0.63%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 401 (42.30%) Windows
2 164 (17.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 161 (16.98%) Linux
4 133 (14.03%) Windows 7
5 105 (11.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 87 (9.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 51 (5.38%) Windows XP
8 47 (4.96%) UNIX
9 44 (4.64%) Windows 8
10 40 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (2.43%) Solaris
12 22 (2.32%) Android
13 18 (1.90%) Windows 2000
14 14 (1.48%) Apple iOS
15 13 (1.37%) CentOS
16 7 (0.74%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.74%) Windows NT
17 5 (0.53%) AIX
17 5 (0.53%) Debian
18 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (13.19%) ITIL
3 101 (10.65%) Project Management
4 100 (10.55%) Migration
5 93 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
6 76 (8.02%) MVC
7 56 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
8 45 (4.75%) PRINCE2
9 43 (4.54%) Software Engineering
10 41 (4.32%) Scrum
11 40 (4.22%) Service Management
12 38 (4.01%) Time Management
13 35 (3.69%) Configuration Management
14 34 (3.59%) Mentoring
15 33 (3.48%) Business Development
16 30 (3.16%) Performance Monitoring
16 30 (3.16%) Project Planning
17 27 (2.85%) Service Delivery
18 26 (2.74%) Load Balancing
19 25 (2.64%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 256 (27.00%) SQL
2 160 (16.88%) C#
3 59 (6.22%) JavaScript
4 55 (5.80%) PowerShell
5 46 (4.85%) T-SQL
6 35 (3.69%) Java
7 31 (3.27%) VBScript
8 27 (2.85%) Perl
9 23 (2.43%) VB
10 22 (2.32%) Bash Shell
11 21 (2.22%) VB.NET
12 20 (2.11%) PHP
13 14 (1.48%) C++
14 10 (1.05%) C
15 8 (0.84%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.63%) Python
16 6 (0.63%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.63%) Ruby
17 4 (0.42%) Apex Code
17 4 (0.42%) Lua
Qualifications
1 163 (17.19%) Degree
2 159 (16.77%) Security Cleared
3 111 (11.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 107 (11.29%) SC Cleared
5 90 (9.49%) DV Cleared
6 66 (6.96%) MCSE
7 62 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (5.70%) MCP
9 47 (4.96%) CCNA
10 28 (2.95%) MCITP
11 23 (2.43%) CCNP
12 22 (2.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 21 (2.22%) PMP
13 21 (2.22%) PMI Certification
14 20 (2.11%) ISEB
14 20 (2.11%) ISTQB
15 19 (2.00%) A+ Certification
16 18 (1.90%) MCSA
17 14 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 12 (1.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.12%) SLA
2 32 (3.38%) QA
3 12 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.05%) COBIT
5 5 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 255 (26.90%) Active Directory
2 156 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (10.76%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.32%) Terminal Services
5 19 (2.00%) XenApp
5 19 (2.00%) vSphere
6 18 (1.90%) VMware ESX
7 14 (1.48%) vCloud
8 13 (1.37%) KVM
8 13 (1.37%) XenServer
8 13 (1.37%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.16%) ISA Server
10 10 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 8 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.74%) Firmware
13 5 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 92 (9.70%) SCCM
2 37 (3.90%) WSUS
3 25 (2.64%) SCOM
4 24 (2.53%) EMC NetWorker
5 22 (2.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 16 (1.69%) Backup Exec
7 14 (1.48%) NetBackup
8 12 (1.27%) HP SIM
9 10 (1.05%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 10 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (0.53%) Nagios
11 4 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.42%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.32%) Puppet
12 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.32%) Netcool
13 2 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.21%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 192 (20.25%) VMware
2 168 (17.72%) HP
3 138 (14.56%) Cisco
4 121 (12.76%) Oracle
5 81 (8.54%) Citrix
6 61 (6.43%) Red Hat
7 60 (6.33%) Symantec
8 39 (4.11%) Juniper
9 37 (3.90%) IBM
10 36 (3.80%) Dell
11 22 (2.32%) Veritas
12 21 (2.22%) EMC
13 15 (1.58%) Lumension
14 14 (1.48%) 3PAR
14 14 (1.48%) Telerik
15 13 (1.37%) Veeam
15 13 (1.37%) Avaya
15 13 (1.37%) NetApp
16 12 (1.27%) SolarWinds
16 12 (1.27%) ArcSight
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Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Tria Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Full Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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TDA Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
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Symantec
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Hudson IT
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22741 - £23941 per annum
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22979 - £24179 per annum
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Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent senior level package - Full detials on request
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
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