Period
to 26 April 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 399 423 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 15.39% 15.87% 14.70%
As % of the Vendors category 32.49% 28.95% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 344 376 569
Reading median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £26,200
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £66,250
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Reading.

All Vendors
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,228 1,461 2,177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 47.38% 54.80% 53.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,021 1,041 1,757
Reading median annual salary £47,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £28,650
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £67,500
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Reading

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Reading.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Reading

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Reading over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 132 (33.08%) C#
2 131 (32.83%) .NET
3 108 (27.07%) SQL Server
4 104 (26.07%) SQL
5 99 (24.81%) JavaScript
5 99 (24.81%) Windows
6 93 (23.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 82 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
8 75 (18.80%) HTML
9 73 (18.30%) Active Directory
10 67 (16.79%) MVC
11 60 (15.04%) CSS
12 58 (14.54%) Microsoft Office
13 54 (13.53%) Capita
13 54 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
14 53 (13.28%) Office 365
15 52 (13.03%) Windows Server
16 51 (12.78%) ASP.NET
17 50 (12.53%) Finance
18 48 (12.03%) VMware
19 47 (11.78%) Microsoft Excel
19 47 (11.78%) Degree
20 44 (11.03%) CRM
21 42 (10.53%) Cisco
22 41 (10.28%) MS Exchange
22 41 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
23 38 (9.52%) Web Services
24 37 (9.27%) Unit Testing
25 36 (9.02%) WCF
25 36 (9.02%) Problem-Solving

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 41 (10.28%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.02%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.26%) IIS
4 16 (4.01%) CMS
4 16 (4.01%) Sitecore CMS
4 16 (4.01%) Skype for Business
5 15 (3.76%) Umbraco
6 12 (3.01%) Confluence
6 12 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.26%) Apache
7 9 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.26%) SAS
8 8 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.50%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.75%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 58 (14.54%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (11.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (4.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (2.26%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.00%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.25%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 32 (8.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (6.52%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.75%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.75%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.50%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.25%) Sage 500
6 1 (0.25%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 93 (23.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (13.28%) Office 365
3 41 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (6.77%) Dynamics 365
5 22 (5.51%) IaaS
6 19 (4.76%) SaaS
7 14 (3.51%) PaaS
8 9 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (1.25%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.00%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.25%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.25%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.25%) G Suite
13 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.25%) npm
13 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.52%) DNS
2 25 (6.27%) DHCP
3 23 (5.76%) Firewall
4 16 (4.01%) VPN
5 15 (3.76%) LAN
5 15 (3.76%) TCP/IP
6 14 (3.51%) WAN
7 13 (3.26%) Skype
8 11 (2.76%) VLAN
9 9 (2.26%) SAN
10 8 (2.01%) Wireless
11 7 (1.75%) Wireshark
12 6 (1.50%) Internet
13 4 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (1.00%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.00%) NAS
14 2 (0.50%) BIG-IP
14 2 (0.50%) NetScaler
14 2 (0.50%) Unified Communications
14 2 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (27.07%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.01%) MongoDB
2 16 (4.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (2.76%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.01%) Power BI
5 7 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.50%) Big Data
6 6 (1.50%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.50%) QlikView
7 5 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.25%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (1.25%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.25%) HDInsight
7 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.00%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 25 (6.27%) Git (software)
2 19 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 18 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (4.26%) JIRA
5 8 (2.01%) NUnit
6 5 (1.25%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.25%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.00%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.00%) Subversion
7 4 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.50%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.25%) Maven
10 1 (0.25%) webpack
General
1 50 (12.53%) Finance
2 21 (5.26%) Marketing
3 18 (4.51%) Advertising
4 17 (4.26%) Retail
5 11 (2.76%) Legal
6 10 (2.51%) Law
7 8 (2.01%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.50%) Billing
8 6 (1.50%) Italian Language
9 4 (1.00%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.00%) Automotive
10 3 (0.75%) Games
10 3 (0.75%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 105 (26.32%) Developer
2 74 (18.55%) .NET Developer
3 51 (12.78%) Consultant
4 39 (9.77%) Analyst
5 31 (7.77%) Support Engineer
6 20 (5.01%) Architect
7 19 (4.76%) C# Developer
8 18 (4.51%) Project Manager
9 17 (4.26%) Software Developer
10 15 (3.76%) IT Engineer
10 15 (3.76%) Software Engineer
11 14 (3.51%) Technical Support
12 13 (3.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 13 (3.26%) Administrator
12 13 (3.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 13 (3.26%) IT Support
13 12 (3.01%) 2nd Line Support
13 12 (3.01%) C# Software Developer
13 12 (3.01%) Junior
14 11 (2.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (32.83%) .NET
2 75 (18.80%) HTML
3 60 (15.04%) CSS
4 51 (12.78%) ASP.NET
5 38 (9.52%) Web Services
6 36 (9.02%) WCF
7 33 (8.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 32 (8.02%) .NET Framework
9 26 (6.52%) jQuery
10 20 (5.01%) WPF
11 19 (4.76%) Node.js
12 18 (4.51%) REST
13 15 (3.76%) AngularJS
13 15 (3.76%) Vue (Vue.js)
14 13 (3.26%) HTML5
15 10 (2.51%) RESTful
16 9 (2.26%) SOAP
17 8 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 8 (2.01%) KnockoutJS
18 7 (1.75%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (4.01%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.50%) Clustering
8 6 (1.50%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.00%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.00%) Fintech
9 4 (1.00%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.00%) PKI
9 4 (1.00%) Social Network
9 4 (1.00%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.75%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.75%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.75%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 99 (24.81%) Windows
2 52 (13.03%) Windows Server
3 14 (3.51%) Linux
3 14 (3.51%) Windows 10
4 12 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.01%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.75%) Unix
8 7 (1.75%) Windows XP
9 6 (1.50%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.75%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.75%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.50%) CentOS
11 2 (0.50%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (16.79%) MVC
3 44 (11.03%) CRM
4 37 (9.27%) Unit Testing
5 36 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
7 30 (7.52%) ITIL
7 30 (7.52%) Project Management
7 30 (7.52%) Software Engineering
8 28 (7.02%) TDD
9 26 (6.52%) BDD
10 25 (6.27%) OO
10 25 (6.27%) Presales
11 24 (6.02%) Mentoring
11 24 (6.02%) Scrum
12 23 (5.76%) Test Automation
12 23 (5.76%) Web Development
13 22 (5.51%) ERP
13 22 (5.51%) Migration
14 21 (5.26%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 132 (33.08%) C#
2 104 (26.07%) SQL
3 99 (24.81%) JavaScript
4 17 (4.26%) PowerShell
5 14 (3.51%) VBA
6 13 (3.26%) X++
7 12 (3.01%) C++
8 8 (2.01%) Java
9 7 (1.75%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.25%) Python
11 4 (1.00%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.00%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.75%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.25%) C
13 1 (0.25%) ES6
13 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.25%) Scala
13 1 (0.25%) VB
13 1 (0.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 47 (11.78%) Degree
2 26 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (2.01%) MCSE
4 8 (2.01%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.50%) CCNA
6 6 (1.50%) MCSA
6 6 (1.50%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.25%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.25%) MCP
8 3 (0.75%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.50%) CCIE
9 2 (0.50%) CCNP
9 2 (0.50%) NCIE
10 1 (0.25%) CCIE Data Center
10 1 (0.25%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.25%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.76%) QA
2 9 (2.26%) PMO
3 8 (2.01%) SLA
4 7 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.50%) GCP
5 2 (0.50%) GDPR
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (18.30%) Active Directory
2 28 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.50%) XenApp
5 5 (1.25%) Docker
5 5 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.00%) HDFS
6 4 (1.00%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.50%) Firmware
8 2 (0.50%) vSphere
9 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (6.77%) SCCM
2 11 (2.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.25%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (1.00%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.00%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.00%) SCOM
4 4 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.75%) Ansible
6 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.50%) Nagios
6 2 (0.50%) Nessus
6 2 (0.50%) Nmap
6 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.50%) Puppet
6 2 (0.50%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 54 (13.53%) Capita
2 48 (12.03%) VMware
3 42 (10.53%) Cisco
4 21 (5.26%) Oracle
5 20 (5.01%) HP
6 17 (4.26%) Citrix
7 16 (4.01%) Sitecore
8 10 (2.51%) CheckPoint
9 9 (2.26%) SAP
9 9 (2.26%) Veeam
10 8 (2.01%) Dell
11 7 (1.75%) Symantec
12 5 (1.25%) EMC
12 5 (1.25%) Google
12 5 (1.25%) IBM
12 5 (1.25%) Juniper
12 5 (1.25%) NetApp
12 5 (1.25%) Telerik
13 4 (1.00%) DevExpress
13 4 (1.00%) Polycom