Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 9 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 377 494 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 16.12% 14.19% 14.46%
As % of the Vendors category 32.09% 27.86% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 318 395 634
Reading median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% -8.89%
10th Percentile £23,850 £25,300 £23,825
90th Percentile £65,375 £68,250 £64,625
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%

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 1175 1773 2446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 50.26% 50.92% 52.85%
Number of salaries quoted 921 1251 1886
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +1.01% +10.00%

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 123 (32.63%) C#
2 109 (28.91%) .NET
2 109 (28.91%) Windows
3 108 (28.65%) SQL
4 103 (27.32%) SQL Server
5 94 (24.93%) Microsoft Azure
6 81 (21.49%) HTML
7 78 (20.69%) MVC
8 75 (19.89%) JavaScript
9 64 (16.98%) ITIL
9 64 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
10 62 (16.45%) ASP.NET
11 61 (16.18%) Microsoft Office
12 60 (15.92%) Active Directory
13 58 (15.38%) CSS
14 54 (14.32%) Degree
15 46 (12.20%) Windows Server
16 41 (10.88%) Project Management
16 41 (10.88%) Office 365
17 40 (10.61%) Finance
18 39 (10.34%) Linux
19 38 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
20 37 (9.81%) CMS
21 36 (9.55%) VMware
21 36 (9.55%) Sitecore CMS
21 36 (9.55%) Sitecore
22 35 (9.28%) Web Development
22 35 (9.28%) jQuery
22 35 (9.28%) SharePoint
22 35 (9.28%) Business Intelligence

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 37 (9.81%) CMS
2 36 (9.55%) Sitecore CMS
3 35 (9.28%) SharePoint
4 30 (7.96%) Umbraco
5 25 (6.63%) Skype for Business
6 24 (6.37%) MS Exchange
7 20 (5.31%) IIS
8 12 (3.18%) Apache
9 9 (2.39%) Apache Spark
10 8 (2.12%) EPiServer
10 8 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.33%) Kentico
11 5 (1.33%) Tomcat
12 4 (1.06%) Apache Pig
12 4 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.06%) SAS
13 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 61 (16.18%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (6.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (6.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (4.51%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (2.12%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.06%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (6.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (3.71%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.33%) NetSuite
4 4 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.80%) Primavera
6 2 (0.53%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.27%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 94 (24.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (10.88%) Office 365
3 26 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (3.98%) IaaS
5 10 (2.65%) SaaS
6 8 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.33%) PaaS
9 4 (1.06%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (1.06%) Azure Machine Learning
9 4 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.06%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 4 (1.06%) Yammer
10 3 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.80%) Boomi
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.53%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.53%) GitHub
12 1 (0.27%) G Suite
12 1 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.96%) Firewall
2 22 (5.84%) Skype
3 19 (5.04%) TCP/IP
4 16 (4.24%) DNS
4 16 (4.24%) SAN
5 12 (3.18%) DHCP
5 12 (3.18%) LAN
5 12 (3.18%) WAN
6 11 (2.92%) VoIP
7 10 (2.65%) VLAN
8 9 (2.39%) Wireshark
9 7 (1.86%) Unified Communications
10 5 (1.33%) BGP
11 4 (1.06%) SNMP
11 4 (1.06%) snoop
11 4 (1.06%) tcpdump
11 4 (1.06%) Wireless
12 3 (0.80%) HTTP
12 3 (0.80%) Internet
12 3 (0.80%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (27.32%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (3.18%) NoSQL
3 12 (3.18%) Power BI
4 11 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (2.65%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.39%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.86%) Big Data
8 7 (1.86%) MySQL
9 6 (1.59%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 6 (1.59%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.33%) HBase
10 5 (1.33%) Impala
10 5 (1.33%) QlikView
10 5 (1.33%) Star Schema
11 4 (1.06%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 33 (8.75%) Git (software)
2 32 (8.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (4.51%) Visual Studio
4 12 (3.18%) Mercurial
5 5 (1.33%) JIRA
6 4 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.06%) Selenium
6 4 (1.06%) Subversion
6 4 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.80%) Gatling
7 3 (0.80%) JMeter
7 3 (0.80%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.53%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.53%) NUnit
8 2 (0.53%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.53%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.53%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.27%) Maven
General
1 40 (10.61%) Finance
2 21 (5.57%) Advertising
3 17 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.98%) Marketing
5 11 (2.92%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.39%) Legal
7 8 (2.12%) Digital Economy
8 5 (1.33%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.06%) Automotive
10 3 (0.80%) Back Office
10 3 (0.80%) Electronics
10 3 (0.80%) Retail
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
11 1 (0.27%) Front Office
11 1 (0.27%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 98 (25.99%) Developer
2 48 (12.73%) .NET Developer
3 45 (11.94%) Analyst
4 34 (9.02%) Support Engineer
5 30 (7.96%) Consultant
6 25 (6.63%) Support Analyst
7 24 (6.37%) C# Developer
7 24 (6.37%) Project Manager
8 21 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (5.31%) IT Support
10 16 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (3.98%) Desktop Support
12 14 (3.71%) Junior
12 14 (3.71%) Sitecore Developer
13 13 (3.45%) Architect
13 13 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
14 12 (3.18%) Administrator
14 12 (3.18%) Technical Support
14 12 (3.18%) Web Developer
15 11 (2.92%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (28.91%) .NET
2 81 (21.49%) HTML
3 62 (16.45%) ASP.NET
4 58 (15.38%) CSS
5 35 (9.28%) ASP.NET MVC
5 35 (9.28%) jQuery
6 28 (7.43%) WCF
7 26 (6.90%) Web Services
8 23 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
9 21 (5.57%) .NET Framework
10 19 (5.04%) AngularJS
11 18 (4.77%) XML
12 13 (3.45%) HTML5
12 13 (3.45%) REST
12 13 (3.45%) Sass
13 11 (2.92%) SOAP
14 9 (2.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 9 (2.39%) Entity Framework
14 9 (2.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (2.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.43%) Computer Science
2 28 (7.43%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.51%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.45%) Driving Licence
5 12 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (2.65%) Clustering
6 10 (2.65%) Social Media
7 9 (2.39%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.86%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.59%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.59%) Replication
9 6 (1.59%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.53%) Fintech
11 2 (0.53%) PKI
11 2 (0.53%) User Experience
12 1 (0.27%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 109 (28.91%) Windows
2 46 (12.20%) Windows Server
3 39 (10.34%) Linux
4 19 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.71%) Unix
5 14 (3.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (2.65%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.86%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.86%) CentOS
8 7 (1.86%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.59%) Android
9 6 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.59%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.33%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.06%) Solaris
12 2 (0.53%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.53%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.27%) Debian
13 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (20.69%) MVC
2 64 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (16.98%) ITIL
3 41 (10.88%) Project Management
4 35 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (9.28%) Web Development
5 31 (8.22%) Time Management
6 28 (7.43%) CRM
7 27 (7.16%) Presales
8 23 (6.10%) OO
9 21 (5.57%) Scrum
10 20 (5.31%) Test Automation
11 18 (4.77%) Migration
12 17 (4.51%) Data Protection
12 17 (4.51%) PRINCE2
12 17 (4.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (4.51%) Unit Testing
13 16 (4.24%) ERP
13 16 (4.24%) TDD
14 15 (3.98%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 123 (32.63%) C#
2 108 (28.65%) SQL
3 75 (19.89%) JavaScript
4 24 (6.37%) Java
4 24 (6.37%) T-SQL
5 20 (5.31%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.39%) Python
7 8 (2.12%) C++
8 5 (1.33%) C
8 5 (1.33%) Perl
8 5 (1.33%) PHP
8 5 (1.33%) TypeScript
8 5 (1.33%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.80%) R
9 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.53%) VBA
10 2 (0.53%) XAML
11 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 54 (14.32%) Degree
2 24 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (4.24%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (3.18%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.12%) MCP
7 7 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.59%) CCNA
8 6 (1.59%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.59%) MCSE
9 5 (1.33%) MBA
9 5 (1.33%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.06%) APMP
10 4 (1.06%) HND
11 3 (0.80%) PMP
11 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.80%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 2 (0.53%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.04%) QA
2 9 (2.39%) SLA
3 8 (2.12%) COBIT
3 8 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.59%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.06%) ISO 22301
5 4 (1.06%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.06%) SAS 70
6 3 (0.80%) PMO
7 2 (0.53%) GDPR
8 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (15.92%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.98%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.33%) vSphere
5 4 (1.06%) Apache Flume
5 4 (1.06%) Firmware
5 4 (1.06%) HDFS
6 3 (0.80%) DFS Replication
6 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.53%) XenApp
8 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.27%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.27%) vCloud
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (4.77%) SCCM
2 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (1.86%) WSUS
3 6 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (1.59%) Nagios
3 6 (1.59%) SCOM
4 5 (1.33%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.06%) Oozie
6 3 (0.80%) Ansible
6 3 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.80%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.80%) Opsview
6 3 (0.80%) Puppet
6 3 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.80%) vMotion
6 3 (0.80%) WMI
7 2 (0.53%) Nessus
Vendors
1 36 (9.55%) Sitecore
1 36 (9.55%) VMware
2 27 (7.16%) Cisco
3 23 (6.10%) HP
4 11 (2.92%) Juniper
4 11 (2.92%) Red Hat
5 10 (2.65%) IBM
5 10 (2.65%) NetApp
5 10 (2.65%) SAP
6 9 (2.39%) Dell
6 9 (2.39%) Oracle
7 8 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (2.12%) Tableau
8 7 (1.86%) F5
8 7 (1.86%) Xamarin
9 6 (1.59%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.59%) Citrix
9 6 (1.59%) EMC
9 6 (1.59%) Meraki
10 5 (1.33%) Symantec