Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 3 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 425 454 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 17.94% 18.67% 15.86%
As % of the Vendors category 39.94% 42.00% 29.82%
Number of salaries quoted 393 393 367
Reading median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £24,750 £27,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £69,900 £73,500 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +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 1,064 1,081 1,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 44.91% 44.45% 53.20%
Number of salaries quoted 901 902 1,008
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 20 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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.

1 169 (39.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 166 (39.06%) Windows
3 117 (27.53%) Office 365
4 97 (22.82%) Active Directory
5 95 (22.35%) SQL Server
6 80 (18.82%) SQL
7 79 (18.59%) .NET
8 78 (18.35%) Windows Server
9 71 (16.71%) Microsoft Office
9 71 (16.71%) PowerShell
10 70 (16.47%) VMware
11 68 (16.00%) ITIL
11 68 (16.00%) C#
11 68 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
12 67 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
13 66 (15.53%) Problem-Solving
14 63 (14.82%) DevOps
15 61 (14.35%) JavaScript
16 60 (14.12%) HTML
17 56 (13.18%) Linux
18 55 (12.94%) Degree
19 53 (12.47%) Hyper-V
19 53 (12.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 48 (11.29%) ASP.NET
21 46 (10.82%) CSS
21 46 (10.82%) HP
22 45 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
22 45 (10.59%) Python
23 44 (10.35%) Web Services
23 44 (10.35%) MVC

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 36 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 30 (7.06%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.71%) IIS
4 16 (3.76%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.88%) Apache
6 8 (1.88%) nginx
7 6 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.94%) Anypoint
8 4 (0.94%) Confluence
8 4 (0.94%) Mule
8 4 (0.94%) Mule ESB
9 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.24%) CMS
10 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 71 (16.71%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (9.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (5.65%) MS Visio
4 18 (4.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 31 (7.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.12%) Carpe Diem
2 9 (2.12%) Elite 3E
3 6 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.18%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.94%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 169 (39.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (27.53%) Office 365
3 68 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (9.88%) IaaS
5 39 (9.18%) PaaS
6 27 (6.35%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (5.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (4.94%) Power Platform
9 18 (4.24%) SaaS
10 17 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (2.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 9 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (1.88%) Serverless
14 7 (1.65%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.94%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.94%) G Suite
16 3 (0.71%) Azure Functions
17 2 (0.47%) OneDrive
18 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 37 (8.71%) Firewall
2 34 (8.00%) DHCP
2 34 (8.00%) Skype
3 33 (7.76%) DNS
4 30 (7.06%) VPN
5 28 (6.59%) TCP/IP
6 18 (4.24%) IP Telephony
6 18 (4.24%) Remote Desktop
7 17 (4.00%) BIG-IP
8 13 (3.06%) VoIP
9 11 (2.59%) Internet
10 10 (2.35%) LAN
11 9 (2.12%) WAN
12 8 (1.88%) H.323
13 6 (1.41%) Network Security
14 5 (1.18%) HTTP
14 5 (1.18%) Unified Communications
15 4 (0.94%) DSL
15 4 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
16 3 (0.71%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (22.35%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 25 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (5.41%) MongoDB
4 21 (4.94%) Power BI
5 16 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (3.53%) Data Lake
6 15 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (2.35%) HDInsight
9 9 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (1.65%) Big Data
11 5 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 5 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (1.18%) Lumira
11 5 (1.18%) SAP BW
11 5 (1.18%) SAP Data Services
11 5 (1.18%) SAP HANA
11 5 (1.18%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 42 (9.88%) Git (software)
2 25 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 19 (4.47%) Visual Studio Team System
4 13 (3.06%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.06%) Selenium
5 8 (1.88%) Maven
6 7 (1.65%) JIRA
6 7 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.94%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.94%) IntelliJ
8 4 (0.94%) JUnit
8 4 (0.94%) Mockito
8 4 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.94%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.71%) Zephyr
10 2 (0.47%) Protractor
10 2 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 22 (5.18%) Finance
2 17 (4.00%) Electronics
2 17 (4.00%) Law
3 10 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.12%) Retail
5 6 (1.41%) Marketing
6 5 (1.18%) Publishing
7 3 (0.71%) Back Office
7 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.47%) Automotive
8 2 (0.47%) Legal
8 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 71 (16.71%) Developer
2 60 (14.12%) Analyst
3 53 (12.47%) Consultant
4 51 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 43 (10.12%) .NET Developer
6 38 (8.94%) Support Engineer
7 30 (7.06%) Graduate
8 22 (5.18%) DevOps Engineer
8 22 (5.18%) IT Engineer
8 22 (5.18%) IT Support
8 22 (5.18%) Senior Developer
9 20 (4.71%) Azure Engineer
10 19 (4.47%) Senior .NET Developer
10 19 (4.47%) Service Analyst
10 19 (4.47%) Service Desk Analyst
10 19 (4.47%) Support Analyst
11 18 (4.24%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 18 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
12 17 (4.00%) Azure DevOps
12 17 (4.00%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (18.59%) .NET
2 60 (14.12%) HTML
3 48 (11.29%) ASP.NET
4 46 (10.82%) CSS
5 44 (10.35%) Web Services
6 38 (8.94%) jQuery
7 35 (8.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 35 (8.24%) WCF
8 34 (8.00%) .NET Framework
9 26 (6.12%) JSON
10 25 (5.88%) Node.js
11 23 (5.41%) Vue.js
12 21 (4.94%) WebRTC
13 20 (4.71%) XML
14 17 (4.00%) HTML5
15 10 (2.35%) AngularJS
16 8 (1.88%) Django
16 8 (1.88%) LDAP
17 7 (1.65%) COM
17 7 (1.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.53%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.94%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (3.29%) Public Cloud
5 12 (2.82%) User Experience
6 11 (2.59%) Blackberry
7 10 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.18%) Clustering
10 5 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.94%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.94%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.94%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.71%) Life Science
12 3 (0.71%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 166 (39.06%) Windows
2 78 (18.35%) Windows Server
3 56 (13.18%) Linux
4 44 (10.35%) Windows 7
5 37 (8.71%) Windows 10
6 32 (7.53%) Android
7 30 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (4.94%) Apple iOS
10 14 (3.29%) Windows XP
11 12 (2.82%) Windows 2000
11 12 (2.82%) Windows 8
12 9 (2.12%) VMS
13 6 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.18%) Unix
15 4 (0.94%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.71%) CentOS
16 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.71%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (16.00%) ITIL
2 67 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (15.53%) Problem-Solving
4 63 (14.82%) DevOps
5 53 (12.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 44 (10.35%) MVC
7 43 (10.12%) Migration
8 40 (9.41%) High Availability
9 37 (8.71%) CRM
10 36 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (8.24%) Unit Testing
12 33 (7.76%) Sprint Planning
13 32 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (7.53%) Presales
14 30 (7.06%) TDD
14 30 (7.06%) Test Automation
15 29 (6.82%) OO
16 28 (6.59%) Sprint Review
17 27 (6.35%) Data Migration
18 23 (5.41%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 80 (18.82%) SQL
2 71 (16.71%) PowerShell
3 68 (16.00%) C#
4 61 (14.35%) JavaScript
5 45 (10.59%) Python
6 34 (8.00%) T-SQL
7 30 (7.06%) Java
8 25 (5.88%) Ruby
9 16 (3.76%) Go
10 15 (3.53%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.12%) C++
11 9 (2.12%) Perl
12 8 (1.88%) C
12 8 (1.88%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.41%) PHP
14 5 (1.18%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.94%) Assembly Language
15 4 (0.94%) Java 8
16 3 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (12.94%) Degree
2 45 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (9.41%) Security Cleared
4 34 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 33 (7.76%) MCSE
6 28 (6.59%) MCSA
7 24 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (3.29%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.65%) CCNA
9 7 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.65%) Master's Degree
9 7 (1.65%) MCP
10 5 (1.18%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.94%) CISSP
11 4 (0.94%) MCITP
12 3 (0.71%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.71%) CCNP
13 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.24%) CCSA
14 1 (0.24%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (4.24%) SLA
3 17 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 17 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 17 (4.00%) PMO
4 13 (3.06%) QA
5 8 (1.88%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.71%) GDPR
System Software
1 97 (22.82%) Active Directory
2 53 (12.47%) Hyper-V
3 44 (10.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (8.47%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (4.94%) Docker
6 8 (1.88%) iptables
6 8 (1.88%) VirtualBox
6 8 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.88%) Xen
7 4 (0.94%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.47%) XenApp
9 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.24%) Firmware
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 30 (7.06%) SCCM
2 20 (4.71%) SCVMM
3 13 (3.06%) Nagios
4 11 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.12%) Puppet
7 8 (1.88%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (1.88%) Graphite
7 8 (1.88%) Kibana
7 8 (1.88%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.18%) Capistrano
8 5 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (0.94%) CloudHub
9 4 (0.94%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.94%) SCOM
9 4 (0.94%) Terraform
9 4 (0.94%) WSUS
10 3 (0.71%) Ansible
11 2 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.47%) logstash
Vendors
1 70 (16.47%) VMware
2 46 (10.82%) HP
3 37 (8.71%) Cisco
4 35 (8.24%) Google
5 28 (6.59%) Citrix
6 17 (4.00%) Aruba
6 17 (4.00%) F5
6 17 (4.00%) Mitel
6 17 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (3.53%) SAP
8 14 (3.29%) CheckPoint
8 14 (3.29%) Oracle
9 9 (2.12%) iManage
10 8 (1.88%) Centreon
11 7 (1.65%) Dell
11 7 (1.65%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.41%) Apple
12 6 (1.41%) Tableau
13 5 (1.18%) New Relic
13 5 (1.18%) SolarWinds