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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 288 491 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 13.43% 19.96% 19.07%
As % of the Vendors category 26.42% 37.94% 36.92%
Number of salaries quoted 255 336 360
Average salary £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,100 £67,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
1090 1294 1154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 50.82% 52.60% 51.66%
Number of salaries quoted 834 921 869
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 September 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 348 (48.27%) Windows
2 324 (44.94%) MS Excel
3 220 (30.51%) Active Directory
4 197 (27.32%) SQL
5 180 (24.97%) VMware
6 178 (24.69%) SQL Server
7 152 (21.08%) MS Office
8 140 (19.42%) C#
9 136 (18.86%) .NET
10 135 (18.72%) ITIL
11 124 (17.20%) VMware Infrastructure
12 123 (17.06%) Linux
13 120 (16.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 114 (15.81%) Agile Software Development
15 112 (15.53%) Cisco
16 107 (14.84%) Degree
17 102 (14.15%) MS Exchange
17 102 (14.15%) HP
18 100 (13.87%) Security Cleared
19 99 (13.73%) Hyper-V
20 98 (13.59%) TCP/IP
21 97 (13.45%) Microsoft Certification
21 97 (13.45%) Windows Server 2012
22 89 (12.34%) JavaScript
23 85 (11.79%) Windows 7
24 78 (10.82%) DNS
25 77 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
25 77 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
26 76 (10.54%) ASP.NET
27 74 (10.26%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 102 (14.15%) MS Exchange
2 69 (9.57%) SharePoint
3 62 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (5.96%) Lync
5 42 (5.83%) IIS
6 23 (3.19%) CMS
7 20 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (2.64%) Sitecore CMS
9 18 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (2.08%) Lotus Domino
11 12 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 12 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (1.66%) Umbraco
12 11 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2000
13 10 (1.39%) Apache
14 9 (1.25%) OpenStack
15 8 (1.11%) Node.js
15 8 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.97%) Kentico
Applications
1 324 (44.94%) MS Excel
2 152 (21.08%) MS Office
3 33 (4.58%) MS Visio
4 26 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (2.22%) MS Project
6 9 (1.25%) Photoshop
7 8 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.69%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.69%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.42%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.28%) XMetaL
10 2 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.28%) InDesign
10 2 (0.28%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.28%) SPSS
11 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.14%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 15 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (8.04%) Office 365
2 30 (4.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.50%) SaaS
4 17 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.25%) Mimecast
6 7 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.83%) GitHub
8 5 (0.69%) Yammer
9 4 (0.55%) IaaS
10 2 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (13.59%) TCP/IP
2 78 (10.82%) DNS
3 58 (8.04%) DHCP
4 50 (6.93%) LAN
5 48 (6.66%) SAN
5 48 (6.66%) Firewall
6 43 (5.96%) WAN
7 39 (5.41%) Internet
8 32 (4.44%) VPN
9 24 (3.33%) VoIP
10 23 (3.19%) iSCSI
11 13 (1.80%) Wireless
12 11 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (1.39%) SMTP
13 10 (1.39%) NAS
14 9 (1.25%) Network Security
14 9 (1.25%) VLAN
14 9 (1.25%) FTP
15 8 (1.11%) HTTPS
15 8 (1.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (24.69%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 40 (5.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (2.50%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (2.22%) MySQL
9 16 (2.22%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.66%) Big Data
11 11 (1.53%) NoSQL
12 10 (1.39%) Data Mining
13 9 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
16 6 (0.83%) Star Schema
16 6 (0.83%) QlikView
16 6 (0.83%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 34 (4.72%) Visual Studio
2 30 (4.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (1.94%) JIRA
3 14 (1.94%) Selenium
4 10 (1.39%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (0.83%) Subversion
7 5 (0.69%) HP UFT
7 5 (0.69%) WebDriver
7 5 (0.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 4 (0.55%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.55%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.42%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.28%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.14%) JUnit
11 1 (0.14%) Mocha
11 1 (0.14%) FitNesse
General
1 56 (7.77%) Marketing
2 44 (6.10%) Finance
3 40 (5.55%) Telecoms
4 29 (4.02%) Retail
5 24 (3.33%) French Language
6 21 (2.91%) Italian Language
7 16 (2.22%) Advertising
8 12 (1.66%) German Language
9 9 (1.25%) Legal
10 7 (0.97%) Billing
11 6 (0.83%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.83%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.69%) Banking
12 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.55%) Electronics
14 2 (0.28%) Back Office
14 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.28%) Games
14 2 (0.28%) Avionics
15 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 124 (17.20%) Support Engineer
2 120 (16.64%) Developer
3 75 (10.40%) Analyst
4 59 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 58 (8.04%) Administrator
6 49 (6.80%) Architect
7 47 (6.52%) .NET Developer
8 46 (6.38%) Consultant
9 37 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 35 (4.85%) Systems Administrator
11 34 (4.72%) Support Analyst
11 34 (4.72%) Technical Support
11 34 (4.72%) Technical Engineer
12 33 (4.58%) C# Developer
13 29 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 28 (3.88%) Project Manager
15 27 (3.74%) IT Support
16 26 (3.61%) Software Developer
17 25 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
18 23 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (18.86%) .NET
2 76 (10.54%) ASP.NET
3 74 (10.26%) HTML
4 58 (8.04%) CSS
5 52 (7.21%) jQuery
6 47 (6.52%) Web Services
7 45 (6.24%) AngularJS
8 36 (4.99%) .NET Framework
9 29 (4.02%) WCF
10 28 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (3.33%) Entity Framework
13 21 (2.91%) HTML5
14 20 (2.77%) XML
15 18 (2.50%) CSS3
15 18 (2.50%) KnockoutJS
16 14 (1.94%) WPF
17 13 (1.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 12 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 12 (1.66%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (6.80%) Data Centre
3 47 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 30 (4.16%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.77%) Client/Server
6 18 (2.50%) Clustering
7 15 (2.08%) Blackberry
8 11 (1.53%) GIS
9 10 (1.39%) Social Media
10 9 (1.25%) E-Learning
11 8 (1.11%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.11%) EMC VNX
12 7 (0.97%) User Experience
12 7 (0.97%) EqualLogic
12 7 (0.97%) Mobile Computing
12 7 (0.97%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.83%) FMCG
13 6 (0.83%) PDA
13 6 (0.83%) PKI
14 5 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 348 (48.27%) Windows
2 123 (17.06%) Linux
3 120 (16.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 97 (13.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 85 (11.79%) Windows 7
6 77 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (6.38%) Windows 8
8 39 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (5.27%) Windows XP
10 37 (5.13%) UNIX
11 11 (1.53%) Android
12 10 (1.39%) Solaris
12 10 (1.39%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.11%) Windows 2000
13 8 (1.11%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.55%) Debian
14 4 (0.55%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.42%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (18.72%) ITIL
2 114 (15.81%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (9.99%) Project Management
4 59 (8.18%) MVC
4 59 (8.18%) Scrum
5 46 (6.38%) Time Management
6 39 (5.41%) Migration
7 36 (4.99%) Business Intelligence
8 35 (4.85%) Service Management
9 30 (4.16%) PRINCE2
10 28 (3.88%) Configuration Management
10 28 (3.88%) Software Engineering
10 28 (3.88%) Open Source
11 27 (3.74%) Service Delivery
12 26 (3.61%) CRM
12 26 (3.61%) Business Development
12 26 (3.61%) SDLC
13 25 (3.47%) TDD
14 24 (3.33%) Mentoring
15 22 (3.05%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 197 (27.32%) SQL
2 140 (19.42%) C#
3 89 (12.34%) JavaScript
4 53 (7.35%) T-SQL
5 35 (4.85%) PowerShell
6 34 (4.72%) Java
7 25 (3.47%) Perl
8 17 (2.36%) VB.NET
9 16 (2.22%) PHP
9 16 (2.22%) C++
9 16 (2.22%) Bash Shell
9 16 (2.22%) VB
10 15 (2.08%) Python
11 13 (1.80%) C
12 11 (1.53%) Ruby
12 11 (1.53%) VBScript
13 4 (0.55%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.42%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.42%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.42%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 107 (14.84%) Degree
2 100 (13.87%) Security Cleared
3 97 (13.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 68 (9.43%) SC Cleared
5 54 (7.49%) MCSE
6 52 (7.21%) DV Cleared
7 41 (5.69%) MCP
8 38 (5.27%) Cisco Certification
9 36 (4.99%) A+ Certification
10 30 (4.16%) MCITP
11 29 (4.02%) CCNA
12 21 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (2.36%) Network+ Certification
13 17 (2.36%) MCSA
14 15 (2.08%) PMP
14 15 (2.08%) PMI Certification
15 13 (1.80%) ISTQB
15 13 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (1.66%) ISEB
17 10 (1.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (9.85%) SLA
2 25 (3.47%) QA
3 8 (1.11%) COBIT
4 4 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 220 (30.51%) Active Directory
2 124 (17.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (13.73%) Hyper-V
4 38 (5.27%) VMware ESX
5 32 (4.44%) Terminal Services
6 30 (4.16%) vSphere
7 29 (4.02%) XenApp
8 13 (1.80%) vCloud
9 11 (1.53%) XenServer
9 11 (1.53%) XenDesktop
10 9 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (0.97%) Firmware
12 7 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.69%) KVM
14 4 (0.55%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.55%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.28%) Xen
15 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 74 (10.26%) SCCM
2 32 (4.44%) SCOM
3 22 (3.05%) WSUS
4 18 (2.50%) Backup Exec
5 16 (2.22%) HP SIM
5 16 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (1.25%) NetBackup
7 7 (0.97%) ARCserve
7 7 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.97%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 7 (0.97%) Puppet
8 6 (0.83%) SCVMM
8 6 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.69%) Nagios
10 4 (0.55%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.42%) SCSM
11 3 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (0.28%) Netcool
12 2 (0.28%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 180 (24.97%) VMware
2 112 (15.53%) Cisco
3 102 (14.15%) HP
4 69 (9.57%) Citrix
5 51 (7.07%) Red Hat
6 50 (6.93%) Dell
7 46 (6.38%) Oracle
8 39 (5.41%) Symantec
9 25 (3.47%) IBM
10 19 (2.64%) Sitecore
10 19 (2.64%) Lumension
11 17 (2.36%) SolarWinds
12 16 (2.22%) ArcSight
13 15 (2.08%) EMC
14 14 (1.94%) Juniper
15 13 (1.80%) NetApp
16 12 (1.66%) 3PAR
17 11 (1.53%) Apple
17 11 (1.53%) Adobe
18 10 (1.39%) SAP
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £6000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 24 days holiday + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + 24 days holiday + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + + Full Bens Package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £60,000 per annum Plus excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Full Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum + career growth, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago