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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 497 447 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 19.31% 18.46% 16.23%
As % of the Vendors category 37.01% 34.60% 34.22%
Number of salaries quoted 337 365 280
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
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
1343 1292 935
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 52.18% 53.37% 47.41%
Number of salaries quoted 896 983 753
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 20 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 488 (50.52%) Windows
2 350 (36.23%) MS Excel
3 285 (29.50%) Active Directory
4 239 (24.74%) SQL Server
5 235 (24.33%) SQL
6 223 (23.08%) VMware
7 187 (19.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 177 (18.32%) Security Cleared
9 176 (18.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 151 (15.63%) SC Cleared
11 150 (15.53%) .NET
12 144 (14.91%) Windows Server 2003
13 140 (14.49%) MS Exchange
14 139 (14.39%) C#
14 139 (14.39%) Linux
15 130 (13.46%) Hyper-V
16 126 (13.04%) Citrix
17 119 (12.32%) Microsoft Certification
18 117 (12.11%) SharePoint
19 116 (12.01%) MS Office
20 110 (11.39%) Degree
21 109 (11.28%) Cisco
22 108 (11.18%) ITIL
23 105 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
24 101 (10.46%) Finance
24 101 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
25 99 (10.25%) HP
26 98 (10.14%) Windows 7
27 94 (9.73%) Office 365
28 91 (9.42%) EMC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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
1 140 (14.49%) MS Exchange
2 117 (12.11%) SharePoint
3 84 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 64 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 55 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 55 (5.69%) IIS
6 51 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 33 (3.42%) Lync
8 24 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2000
9 23 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
10 21 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 20 (2.07%) MS Project Server
12 17 (1.76%) Apache
13 15 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (1.04%) Lotus Domino
14 10 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
15 9 (0.93%) Documentum
15 9 (0.93%) CMS
16 6 (0.62%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 350 (36.23%) MS Excel
2 116 (12.01%) MS Office
3 32 (3.31%) MS Project
4 31 (3.21%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.52%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.10%) InDesign
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.10%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 22 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.21%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.21%) Agresso
5 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.10%) FRx
6 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.10%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 94 (9.73%) Office 365
2 74 (7.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.45%) SaaS
4 9 (0.93%) IaaS
5 6 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.41%) PaaS
7 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.21%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.21%) Heroku
8 2 (0.21%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.04%) TCP/IP
1 68 (7.04%) DNS
2 52 (5.38%) Firewall
3 48 (4.97%) SAN
4 33 (3.42%) DHCP
4 33 (3.42%) Internet
5 28 (2.90%) SMTP
6 27 (2.80%) WAN
7 26 (2.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 25 (2.59%) NetScaler
8 25 (2.59%) LAN
9 24 (2.48%) VPN
10 22 (2.28%) NAS
10 22 (2.28%) WAAS
11 17 (1.76%) iSCSI
11 17 (1.76%) Wireshark
11 17 (1.76%) VoIP
12 15 (1.55%) FTP
12 15 (1.55%) IMAP
13 14 (1.45%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (24.74%) SQL Server
2 59 (6.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 19 (1.97%) Big Data
9 19 (1.97%) MySQL
10 18 (1.86%) Relational Database
11 17 (1.76%) EDRMS
12 11 (1.14%) MS Access
13 9 (0.93%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.83%) DTS
14 8 (0.83%) QlikView
14 8 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (0.72%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.72%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.62%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 67 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 46 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 25 (2.59%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.35%) AQtime
4 13 (1.35%) Subversion
4 13 (1.35%) Selenium
4 13 (1.35%) WebLOAD
5 8 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.62%) JIRA
7 6 (0.62%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.41%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.41%) TestComplete
9 3 (0.31%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.31%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.21%) PhantomJS
10 2 (0.21%) Sinon.JS
10 2 (0.21%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
General
1 101 (10.46%) Finance
2 61 (6.31%) Telecoms
3 49 (5.07%) Marketing
4 29 (3.00%) German Language
5 24 (2.48%) French Language
6 19 (1.97%) Retail
7 16 (1.66%) Back Office
8 12 (1.24%) Italian Language
8 12 (1.24%) Spanish Language
9 10 (1.04%) Banking
9 10 (1.04%) Automotive
10 7 (0.72%) Publishing
11 6 (0.62%) Advertising
11 6 (0.62%) Legal
12 4 (0.41%) Electronics
13 3 (0.31%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
14 2 (0.21%) Law
15 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 134 (13.87%) Developer
2 131 (13.56%) Support Engineer
3 111 (11.49%) Consultant
4 99 (10.25%) Architect
5 73 (7.56%) Analyst
6 72 (7.45%) Administrator
7 50 (5.18%) Systems Administrator
7 50 (5.18%) .NET Developer
8 46 (4.76%) Technical Support
9 42 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
10 34 (3.52%) Project Manager
10 34 (3.52%) C# Developer
11 33 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support
12 31 (3.21%) C# .NET Developer
13 30 (3.11%) Senior Consultant
13 30 (3.11%) Technical Engineer
14 28 (2.90%) Technical Support Engineer
14 28 (2.90%) SQL Developer
15 27 (2.80%) ASP.NET Developer
15 27 (2.80%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (15.53%) .NET
2 76 (7.87%) ASP.NET
3 60 (6.21%) HTML
4 51 (5.28%) jQuery
5 48 (4.97%) CSS
6 46 (4.76%) Web Services
7 45 (4.66%) WCF
8 39 (4.04%) .NET Framework
9 29 (3.00%) XML
10 25 (2.59%) RESTful
11 20 (2.07%) WPF
12 16 (1.66%) COM
12 16 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (1.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 14 (1.45%) Ajax
14 13 (1.35%) MAPI
14 13 (1.35%) KnockoutJS
15 11 (1.14%) LAMP
16 9 (0.93%) WinForms
16 9 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 101 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (4.87%) Clustering
3 35 (3.62%) Client/Server
4 32 (3.31%) Computer Science
5 31 (3.21%) Open Source
6 27 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.69%) Blackberry
8 24 (2.48%) PKI
9 20 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.97%) User Experience
11 18 (1.86%) FlexPod
12 17 (1.76%) PMI
13 16 (1.66%) Celerra
14 14 (1.45%) Taxonomies
14 14 (1.45%) Mathematics
14 14 (1.45%) Mobile Computing
15 13 (1.35%) Statistics
15 13 (1.35%) iPhone
16 12 (1.24%) CLARiiON
17 11 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 488 (50.52%) Windows
2 176 (18.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 144 (14.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 139 (14.39%) Linux
5 98 (10.14%) Windows 7
6 71 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (5.59%) UNIX
8 52 (5.38%) Windows 8
9 25 (2.59%) Windows XP
10 20 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (1.76%) Windows Phone 8
11 17 (1.76%) Windows Phone
12 15 (1.55%) Android
13 14 (1.45%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.83%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.72%) Solaris
15 7 (0.72%) Debian
16 4 (0.41%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.41%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (11.18%) ITIL
2 105 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (7.87%) Project Management
4 65 (6.73%) Service Delivery
4 65 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
5 64 (6.63%) Mentoring
6 57 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 56 (5.80%) Scrum
8 52 (5.38%) CRM
9 46 (4.76%) Migration
10 45 (4.66%) Time Management
11 36 (3.73%) MVC
12 30 (3.11%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (3.00%) Performance Monitoring
14 28 (2.90%) Service Management
14 28 (2.90%) Configuration Management
15 27 (2.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 27 (2.80%) Technical Architecture
16 26 (2.69%) Systems Analysis
16 26 (2.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 235 (24.33%) SQL
2 139 (14.39%) C#
3 60 (6.21%) JavaScript
4 50 (5.18%) T-SQL
5 39 (4.04%) PowerShell
6 35 (3.62%) Perl
7 29 (3.00%) PHP
7 29 (3.00%) Java
8 27 (2.80%) Bash Shell
9 26 (2.69%) C
10 22 (2.28%) VB.NET
11 19 (1.97%) C++
12 18 (1.86%) Python
13 14 (1.45%) VB
14 12 (1.24%) VBScript
15 9 (0.93%) Ruby
16 3 (0.31%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.31%) X++
16 3 (0.31%) PHP5
16 3 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 177 (18.32%) Security Cleared
2 151 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 119 (12.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 110 (11.39%) Degree
5 85 (8.80%) DV Cleared
5 85 (8.80%) MCSE
6 65 (6.73%) MCP
7 62 (6.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 56 (5.80%) MCITP
9 36 (3.73%) MCTS
10 35 (3.62%) Citrix Certification
11 31 (3.21%) CCA
12 30 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
12 30 (3.11%) VTSP
13 28 (2.90%) PMI Certification
14 24 (2.48%) NCDA
14 24 (2.48%) NCIE
15 20 (2.07%) CCNA
15 20 (2.07%) CCEE
16 17 (1.76%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.04%) SLA
2 23 (2.38%) QA
3 7 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 285 (29.50%) Active Directory
2 187 (19.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (13.46%) Hyper-V
4 44 (4.55%) VMware ESX
4 44 (4.55%) XenApp
4 44 (4.55%) XenDesktop
5 43 (4.45%) vSphere
6 32 (3.31%) vCloud
7 24 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (1.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 15 (1.55%) Terminal Services
10 12 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (1.04%) ISA Server
12 9 (0.93%) Xen
13 8 (0.83%) Terminal Server
14 7 (0.72%) XenServer
15 4 (0.41%) KVM
15 4 (0.41%) Squid
15 4 (0.41%) qmail
15 4 (0.41%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 79 (8.18%) SCCM
2 40 (4.14%) SCOM
3 32 (3.31%) EMC NetWorker
4 31 (3.21%) NetBackup
5 28 (2.90%) WSUS
6 16 (1.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 12 (1.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 10 (1.04%) SCVMM
8 10 (1.04%) XenMobile
9 8 (0.83%) SCOrch
10 7 (0.72%) HP SIM
10 7 (0.72%) Legato
10 7 (0.72%) ARCserve
11 6 (0.62%) Backup Exec
11 6 (0.62%) Windows Intune
12 5 (0.52%) HP UCMDB
12 5 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (0.41%) MOM
Vendors
1 223 (23.08%) VMware
2 126 (13.04%) Citrix
3 109 (11.28%) Cisco
4 99 (10.25%) HP
5 91 (9.42%) EMC
6 73 (7.56%) Oracle
7 48 (4.97%) NetApp
8 42 (4.35%) IBM
9 40 (4.14%) Red Hat
10 20 (2.07%) 3PAR
10 20 (2.07%) Open Text
11 19 (1.97%) Symantec
12 17 (1.76%) Remedy
13 16 (1.66%) AppSense
14 15 (1.55%) Dell
14 15 (1.55%) Lumension
15 14 (1.45%) Juniper
16 13 (1.35%) Fujitsu
17 12 (1.24%) Siebel
18 11 (1.14%) SAP
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