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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 1 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 452 576 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 19.15% 25.02% 14.65%
As % of the Vendors category 36.19% 43.41% 29.56%
Number of salaries quoted 341 479 248
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,600 £63,000
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
1249 1327 964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 52.92% 57.65% 49.54%
Number of salaries quoted 851 949 793
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,675 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.68% -

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 28 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 417 (43.44%) Windows
2 348 (36.25%) MS Excel
3 269 (28.02%) Active Directory
4 236 (24.58%) SQL Server
5 232 (24.17%) SQL
6 182 (18.96%) VMware
7 170 (17.71%) .NET
8 159 (16.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 155 (16.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 152 (15.83%) Security Cleared
10 152 (15.83%) C#
11 147 (15.31%) MS Office
12 126 (13.13%) Citrix
12 126 (13.13%) Windows 7
13 120 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 116 (12.08%) Degree
15 114 (11.88%) Oracle
16 113 (11.77%) SharePoint
16 113 (11.77%) SC Cleared
17 110 (11.46%) HP
18 109 (11.35%) Microsoft Certification
18 109 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
19 108 (11.25%) MS Exchange
20 106 (11.04%) Linux
21 104 (10.83%) ASP.NET
21 104 (10.83%) Finance
22 102 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
23 96 (10.00%) ITIL
23 96 (10.00%) Cisco
23 96 (10.00%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 113 (11.77%) SharePoint
2 108 (11.25%) MS Exchange
3 74 (7.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 52 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 52 (5.42%) IIS
5 48 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 36 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 33 (3.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 29 (3.02%) Lync
9 22 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2000
10 18 (1.88%) MS Project Server
11 16 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (1.35%) Apache
14 12 (1.25%) Lotus Domino
15 10 (1.04%) CMS
15 10 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
16 8 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
17 5 (0.52%) Documentum
Applications
1 348 (36.25%) MS Excel
2 147 (15.31%) MS Office
3 30 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (3.02%) MS Project
5 23 (2.40%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.94%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.10%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 18 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.73%) Agresso
4 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.10%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 65 (6.77%) Office 365
2 51 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.67%) SaaS
4 12 (1.25%) PaaS
5 8 (0.83%) Yammer
6 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.21%) IaaS
6 2 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 58 (6.04%) Firewall
3 53 (5.52%) DNS
4 37 (3.85%) VPN
5 33 (3.44%) Internet
6 27 (2.81%) LAN
7 23 (2.40%) DHCP
8 22 (2.29%) WAN
8 22 (2.29%) SAN
8 22 (2.29%) Wireless
9 19 (1.98%) VoIP
10 18 (1.88%) ATM
10 18 (1.88%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (1.56%) Ethernet
12 14 (1.46%) WAAS
13 11 (1.15%) xDSL
13 11 (1.15%) GSM
13 11 (1.15%) HTTPS
13 11 (1.15%) PPP
14 10 (1.04%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (24.58%) SQL Server
2 55 (5.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 53 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 50 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
5 46 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (4.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 42 (4.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 27 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 25 (2.60%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.88%) Big Data
11 15 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (1.56%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.15%) MySQL
12 11 (1.15%) MS Access
13 10 (1.04%) QlikView
14 9 (0.94%) EDRMS
14 9 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (0.83%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Power View
16 7 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 57 (5.94%) Visual Studio
2 47 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
3 11 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.04%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.94%) Selenium
6 8 (0.83%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 7 (0.73%) Subversion
8 6 (0.63%) MSI
8 6 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (0.63%) Mercurial
9 5 (0.52%) JIRA
9 5 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.42%) PeopleTools
10 4 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.31%) StarTeam
11 3 (0.31%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.21%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.21%) NSubstitute
12 2 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
General
1 104 (10.83%) Finance
2 49 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 40 (4.17%) Marketing
4 22 (2.29%) German Language
5 18 (1.88%) French Language
6 12 (1.25%) Retail
7 10 (1.04%) Italian Language
8 9 (0.94%) Banking
8 9 (0.94%) Legal
9 7 (0.73%) Back Office
10 6 (0.63%) Advertising
10 6 (0.63%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.52%) Electronics
11 5 (0.52%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.42%) Law
13 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.31%) Publishing
13 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 146 (15.21%) Developer
2 132 (13.75%) Support Engineer
3 118 (12.29%) Consultant
4 84 (8.75%) Analyst
5 76 (7.92%) Architect
6 67 (6.98%) .NET Developer
7 51 (5.31%) Administrator
8 43 (4.48%) C# Developer
9 42 (4.38%) Technical Support
10 41 (4.27%) Senior Support Engineer
11 38 (3.96%) C# .NET Developer
12 36 (3.75%) Senior Consultant
13 33 (3.44%) Support Analyst
14 32 (3.33%) DBA
15 31 (3.23%) Software Developer
16 29 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
16 29 (3.02%) Web Developer
16 29 (3.02%) ASP.NET Developer
16 29 (3.02%) SQL DBA
16 29 (3.02%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (17.71%) .NET
2 104 (10.83%) ASP.NET
3 64 (6.67%) Web Services
4 51 (5.31%) HTML
5 45 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 43 (4.48%) WPF
6 43 (4.48%) jQuery
7 41 (4.27%) CSS
8 39 (4.06%) .NET Framework
9 36 (3.75%) WCF
10 19 (1.98%) XML
10 19 (1.98%) ASP.NET Web API
11 18 (1.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 17 (1.77%) AngularJS
13 16 (1.67%) KnockoutJS
13 16 (1.67%) RESTful
13 16 (1.67%) Ajax
14 11 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 10 (1.04%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 102 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.42%) Clustering
3 38 (3.96%) Open Source
4 37 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 26 (2.71%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.29%) Mobile App
8 20 (2.08%) Social Media
9 17 (1.77%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.15%) User Experience
11 11 (1.15%) Mathematics
11 11 (1.15%) iPhone
12 10 (1.04%) PKI
12 10 (1.04%) Statistics
12 10 (1.04%) FlexPod
13 9 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
14 8 (0.83%) CLARiiON
14 8 (0.83%) Celerra
14 8 (0.83%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 417 (43.44%) Windows
2 155 (16.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 126 (13.13%) Windows 7
4 120 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 106 (11.04%) Linux
6 67 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 58 (6.04%) UNIX
8 45 (4.69%) Windows 8
9 35 (3.65%) Windows XP
10 25 (2.60%) Solaris
11 19 (1.98%) Android
12 18 (1.88%) Windows 2000
13 14 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.04%) Windows Phone
15 9 (0.94%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.94%) AIX
15 9 (0.94%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.83%) Windows Phone 8
17 7 (0.73%) Windows NT
18 5 (0.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (10.00%) ITIL
2 96 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 80 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 80 (8.33%) Migration
4 79 (8.23%) MVC
4 79 (8.23%) Project Management
5 45 (4.69%) Mentoring
6 43 (4.48%) Service Delivery
7 39 (4.06%) Service Management
8 36 (3.75%) CRM
9 34 (3.54%) Scrum
10 33 (3.44%) Software Engineering
10 33 (3.44%) PRINCE2
11 32 (3.33%) Configuration Management
12 26 (2.71%) Asset Management
12 26 (2.71%) Web Application Development
13 25 (2.60%) Time Management
14 24 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
14 24 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 232 (24.17%) SQL
2 152 (15.83%) C#
3 61 (6.35%) PowerShell
4 53 (5.52%) JavaScript
5 45 (4.69%) T-SQL
6 27 (2.81%) VBScript
7 22 (2.29%) Perl
7 22 (2.29%) Java
8 18 (1.88%) Bash Shell
9 17 (1.77%) C
9 17 (1.77%) VB.NET
10 16 (1.67%) VB
11 9 (0.94%) C++
12 8 (0.83%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.73%) PHP
14 4 (0.42%) Lua
15 3 (0.31%) X++
15 3 (0.31%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 1 (0.10%) RPG
Qualifications
1 152 (15.83%) Security Cleared
2 116 (12.08%) Degree
3 113 (11.77%) SC Cleared
4 109 (11.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 78 (8.13%) MCSE
5 78 (8.13%) DV Cleared
6 61 (6.35%) MCP
7 53 (5.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 40 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
9 38 (3.96%) MCITP
10 31 (3.23%) CCNA
11 24 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
11 24 (2.50%) VTSP
12 19 (1.98%) CCA
12 19 (1.98%) CCNP
13 16 (1.67%) MCTS
14 14 (1.46%) NCDA
14 14 (1.46%) NCIE
15 13 (1.35%) VCAP
15 13 (1.35%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.60%) SLA
2 13 (1.35%) QA
3 10 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 269 (28.02%) Active Directory
2 159 (16.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (9.17%) Hyper-V
4 41 (4.27%) XenApp
5 31 (3.23%) VMware ESX
6 28 (2.92%) XenDesktop
7 24 (2.50%) vSphere
8 20 (2.08%) vCloud
9 18 (1.88%) ISA Server
10 16 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (1.04%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.42%) XenServer
14 4 (0.42%) Firmware
15 3 (0.31%) Xen
16 2 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.21%) pfSense
16 2 (0.21%) KVM
Systems Management
1 86 (8.96%) SCCM
2 37 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 32 (3.33%) SCOM
4 22 (2.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 19 (1.98%) WSUS
6 17 (1.77%) EMC NetWorker
7 10 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (0.83%) Backup Exec
8 8 (0.83%) XenMobile
9 7 (0.73%) HP UCMDB
9 7 (0.73%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.63%) Windows Intune
10 6 (0.63%) Netcool
11 5 (0.52%) ARCserve
11 5 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.42%) HP SiteScope
12 4 (0.42%) OMEGAMON
12 4 (0.42%) MOM
12 4 (0.42%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 182 (18.96%) VMware
2 126 (13.13%) Citrix
3 114 (11.88%) Oracle
4 110 (11.46%) HP
5 96 (10.00%) Cisco
6 54 (5.63%) EMC
7 49 (5.10%) IBM
8 38 (3.96%) Symantec
9 30 (3.13%) Red Hat
10 28 (2.92%) NetApp
11 16 (1.67%) Veritas
11 16 (1.67%) Sun
12 13 (1.35%) Telerik
12 13 (1.35%) Avaya
13 12 (1.25%) 3PAR
14 11 (1.15%) Juniper
14 11 (1.15%) Sybase
15 10 (1.04%) SAP
15 10 (1.04%) McAfee
16 9 (0.94%) Remedy
Reading, Berkshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £37,000 to £43,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + basic+ ote £35k+ben
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary and Package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits + training & de
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + £6,300 Car + 15% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + £6,300 Car + 15% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum GBP 45 - 55K +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP 45k +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + ben+training
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 per annum + £1,200 DV Clearance allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum + £1,200 DV Clearance allowance
Posted: 5 days ago