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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 2 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 508 460 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 20.19% 19.78% 15.87%
As % of the Vendors category 38.17% 37.74% 33.50%
Number of salaries quoted 352 388 296
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 £26,500 £26,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
1331 1219 985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 52.90% 52.41% 47.36%
Number of salaries quoted 937 916 824
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £64,000 £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 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 454 (46.56%) Windows
2 363 (37.23%) MS Excel
3 259 (26.56%) SQL Server
4 258 (26.46%) SQL
5 254 (26.05%) Active Directory
6 214 (21.95%) VMware
7 180 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 174 (17.85%) .NET
9 173 (17.74%) Linux
10 161 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 157 (16.10%) Security Cleared
12 152 (15.59%) C#
13 146 (14.97%) Windows Server 2003
14 142 (14.56%) MS Exchange
15 140 (14.36%) SC Cleared
16 130 (13.33%) Degree
17 123 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
18 122 (12.51%) Hyper-V
19 116 (11.90%) SharePoint
19 116 (11.90%) Cisco
20 113 (11.59%) Finance
21 110 (11.28%) ITIL
22 108 (11.08%) MS Office
23 99 (10.15%) HP
24 91 (9.33%) ASP.NET
25 89 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
26 87 (8.92%) Citrix
27 84 (8.62%) EMC
27 84 (8.62%) Telecoms
28 81 (8.31%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 142 (14.56%) MS Exchange
2 116 (11.90%) SharePoint
3 74 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (6.05%) IIS
5 57 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 48 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 46 (4.72%) Lync
8 44 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 19 (1.95%) MS Project Server
10 16 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
11 14 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (1.44%) Apache
12 13 (1.33%) Lotus Domino
13 10 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 10 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2000
14 9 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.82%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.72%) IBM Notes
17 5 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 363 (37.23%) MS Excel
2 108 (11.08%) MS Office
3 31 (3.18%) MS Visio
4 29 (2.97%) MS Project
5 20 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.62%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.10%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.10%) InDesign
8 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.10%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 20 (2.05%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.62%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.31%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.21%) Agresso
6 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.10%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.10%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 79 (8.10%) Office 365
2 65 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.95%) SaaS
4 7 (0.72%) IaaS
4 7 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.21%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.21%) Heroku
6 2 (0.21%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 81 (8.31%) DNS
2 79 (8.10%) TCP/IP
3 72 (7.38%) Firewall
4 62 (6.36%) SAN
5 53 (5.44%) Internet
6 42 (4.31%) WAN
7 39 (4.00%) LAN
7 39 (4.00%) DHCP
8 38 (3.90%) SMTP
9 26 (2.67%) NAS
10 25 (2.56%) FTP
11 23 (2.36%) iSCSI
11 23 (2.36%) Wireshark
11 23 (2.36%) VPN
12 21 (2.15%) VoIP
13 20 (2.05%) HTTP
13 20 (2.05%) NetScaler
14 18 (1.85%) PBX
15 17 (1.74%) IMAP
16 15 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (26.56%) SQL Server
2 58 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (5.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (5.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 53 (5.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 38 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (2.36%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.05%) Big Data
8 19 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
8 19 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (1.95%) MySQL
9 12 (1.23%) EDRMS
10 10 (1.03%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.92%) DTS
12 8 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (0.72%) MS Access
13 7 (0.72%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (0.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 67 (6.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 46 (4.72%) Visual Studio
3 22 (2.26%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.85%) Selenium
5 13 (1.33%) AQtime
5 13 (1.33%) WebLOAD
6 11 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (0.82%) Subversion
8 5 (0.51%) TestComplete
9 4 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (0.41%) JIRA
10 3 (0.31%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.31%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.21%) Rational Rose
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.21%) StarTeam
11 2 (0.21%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.21%) PhantomJS
11 2 (0.21%) Sinon.JS
General
1 113 (11.59%) Finance
2 84 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 48 (4.92%) Marketing
4 28 (2.87%) Retail
5 24 (2.46%) German Language
6 18 (1.85%) French Language
7 12 (1.23%) Back Office
7 12 (1.23%) Automotive
8 11 (1.13%) Spanish Language
9 8 (0.82%) Publishing
9 8 (0.82%) Italian Language
10 7 (0.72%) Advertising
10 7 (0.72%) Banking
11 6 (0.62%) Billing
12 4 (0.41%) Legal
12 4 (0.41%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.31%) Electronics
14 2 (0.21%) Law
14 2 (0.21%) Military
14 2 (0.21%) Hungarian Language
Job Titles
1 142 (14.56%) Developer
2 135 (13.85%) Support Engineer
3 100 (10.26%) Consultant
4 88 (9.03%) Administrator
5 80 (8.21%) Analyst
6 69 (7.08%) Systems Administrator
7 68 (6.97%) Architect
8 45 (4.62%) .NET Developer
9 44 (4.51%) Technical Support
10 39 (4.00%) SQL Developer
11 38 (3.90%) Linux Administrator
11 38 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
12 36 (3.69%) Security Engineer
12 36 (3.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 31 (3.18%) Project Manager
14 30 (3.08%) Technical Engineer
14 30 (3.08%) Microsoft Consultant
14 30 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
15 29 (2.97%) C# Developer
15 29 (2.97%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (17.85%) .NET
2 91 (9.33%) ASP.NET
3 59 (6.05%) Web Services
4 53 (5.44%) HTML
5 47 (4.82%) jQuery
6 44 (4.51%) CSS
6 44 (4.51%) WCF
7 40 (4.10%) .NET Framework
8 27 (2.77%) RESTful
8 27 (2.77%) XML
9 21 (2.15%) WPF
10 19 (1.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (1.95%) COM
11 18 (1.85%) Ajax
12 14 (1.44%) MAPI
13 12 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (1.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 11 (1.13%) KnockoutJS
14 11 (1.13%) LAMP
15 9 (0.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 36 (3.69%) Client/Server
2 35 (3.59%) Open Source
2 35 (3.59%) Clustering
3 34 (3.49%) Computer Science
4 29 (2.97%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.15%) PKI
6 18 (1.85%) Celerra
6 18 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (1.74%) Replication
7 17 (1.74%) Blackberry
7 17 (1.74%) PMI
8 16 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
9 15 (1.54%) Mobile Computing
10 11 (1.13%) Statistics
11 10 (1.03%) Taxonomies
12 9 (0.92%) FlexPod
13 8 (0.82%) iPhone
14 7 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
14 7 (0.72%) Mathematics
14 7 (0.72%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 454 (46.56%) Windows
2 180 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 173 (17.74%) Linux
4 146 (14.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 76 (7.79%) Windows 7
6 73 (7.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (6.05%) UNIX
8 46 (4.72%) Windows 8
9 30 (3.08%) Windows XP
10 24 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (1.64%) Windows Phone 8
11 16 (1.64%) Windows Phone
12 13 (1.33%) Android
13 9 (0.92%) Apple iOS
13 9 (0.92%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.82%) Solaris
14 8 (0.82%) Debian
15 6 (0.62%) CentOS
16 5 (0.51%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (11.28%) ITIL
2 89 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
3 73 (7.49%) Project Management
4 69 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (6.15%) Service Delivery
5 60 (6.15%) Time Management
6 53 (5.44%) Scrum
7 49 (5.03%) Migration
8 47 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 45 (4.62%) CRM
10 41 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
11 40 (4.10%) ETL
12 39 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
13 34 (3.49%) MVC
14 31 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (2.87%) Systems Analysis
16 28 (2.87%) System Testing
17 26 (2.67%) Service Management
17 26 (2.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 258 (26.46%) SQL
2 152 (15.59%) C#
3 59 (6.05%) T-SQL
4 58 (5.95%) JavaScript
5 49 (5.03%) Perl
6 39 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 32 (3.28%) PHP
7 32 (3.28%) VB.NET
8 31 (3.18%) Java
8 31 (3.18%) PowerShell
9 26 (2.67%) Python
10 23 (2.36%) C
11 22 (2.26%) C++
12 13 (1.33%) Ruby
13 9 (0.92%) VBScript
13 9 (0.92%) VB
14 6 (0.62%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.31%) PHP5
15 3 (0.31%) X++
Qualifications
1 157 (16.10%) Security Cleared
2 140 (14.36%) SC Cleared
3 130 (13.33%) Degree
4 123 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 74 (7.59%) DV Cleared
6 73 (7.49%) MCSE
7 53 (5.44%) MCP
8 49 (5.03%) MCITP
9 42 (4.31%) MCTS
10 37 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
11 28 (2.87%) CCNA
12 27 (2.77%) PMI Certification
12 27 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 23 (2.36%) MCSA
13 23 (2.36%) Citrix Certification
14 20 (2.05%) CCA
15 17 (1.74%) CCNP
16 14 (1.44%) ISEB
16 14 (1.44%) ISTQB
16 14 (1.44%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.82%) SLA
2 25 (2.56%) QA
3 10 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.21%) COBIT
5 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 254 (26.05%) Active Directory
2 161 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (12.51%) Hyper-V
4 32 (3.28%) vSphere
5 31 (3.18%) VMware ESX
5 31 (3.18%) XenDesktop
6 26 (2.67%) XenApp
7 25 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (2.36%) vCloud
9 17 (1.74%) Xen
10 13 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (1.23%) Terminal Server
11 12 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (1.03%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.82%) XenServer
14 7 (0.72%) KVM
15 4 (0.41%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.41%) Squid
15 4 (0.41%) qmail
15 4 (0.41%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 64 (6.56%) SCCM
2 39 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 38 (3.90%) WSUS
4 36 (3.69%) SCOM
5 17 (1.74%) NetBackup
6 15 (1.54%) SCVMM
7 14 (1.44%) Legato
8 13 (1.33%) ARCserve
9 12 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 12 (1.23%) HP SIM
10 9 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.72%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.41%) XenMobile
13 3 (0.31%) SCDPM
13 3 (0.31%) SCSM
13 3 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.31%) DameWare
13 3 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 3 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 214 (21.95%) VMware
2 116 (11.90%) Cisco
3 99 (10.15%) HP
4 87 (8.92%) Citrix
5 84 (8.62%) EMC
6 71 (7.28%) Oracle
7 54 (5.54%) Red Hat
8 42 (4.31%) NetApp
9 28 (2.87%) IBM
10 21 (2.15%) Fujitsu
10 21 (2.15%) Symantec
11 19 (1.95%) 3PAR
11 19 (1.95%) Juniper
12 17 (1.74%) Remedy
13 15 (1.54%) Lumension
13 15 (1.54%) Dell
14 14 (1.44%) AppSense
14 14 (1.44%) Open Text
15 13 (1.33%) SolarWinds
15 13 (1.33%) SAP
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Salary: 40000 + excellent benefits
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Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
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