Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 2 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 351 475 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 15.80% 23.89% 15.46%
As % of the Vendors category 35.31% 47.83% 32.94%
Number of salaries quoted 283 433 331
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,650 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £79,750 £75,000 £63,750
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 994 993 1,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 44.75% 49.95% 46.92%
Number of salaries quoted 732 843 945
Reading median annual salary £58,750 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.50% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £75,000 £71,250
Berkshire median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +10.53% -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 17 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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.

1 155 (44.16%) Azure
2 125 (35.61%) Windows
3 109 (31.05%) SQL
4 99 (28.21%) Office 365
5 97 (27.64%) Active Directory
6 85 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (23.36%) SQL Server
8 77 (21.94%) .NET
9 73 (20.80%) C#
10 71 (20.23%) Problem-Solving
11 60 (17.09%) VMware
12 54 (15.38%) JavaScript
12 54 (15.38%) AWS
13 51 (14.53%) Business Intelligence
13 51 (14.53%) Windows Server
14 49 (13.96%) DevOps
14 49 (13.96%) Data Centre
14 49 (13.96%) Microsoft Office
15 48 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
16 44 (12.54%) PowerShell
17 43 (12.25%) SCCM
17 43 (12.25%) Migration
18 41 (11.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 40 (11.40%) PaaS
19 40 (11.40%) Azure Active Directory
20 39 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
20 39 (11.11%) Power Platform
20 39 (11.11%) Web Services
21 38 (10.83%) SaaS
22 37 (10.54%) IaaS

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 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 21 (5.98%) Skype for Business
3 12 (3.42%) IIS
3 12 (3.42%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.85%) CMS
5 9 (2.56%) Apache
5 9 (2.56%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.28%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.28%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.28%) Documentum
9 1 (0.28%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.28%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 49 (13.96%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (5.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (3.99%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.28%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 30 (8.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.14%) Exchequer
2 4 (1.14%) Line 50
2 4 (1.14%) Pegasus Opera
2 4 (1.14%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.85%) Carpe Diem
3 3 (0.85%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.85%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.28%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 155 (44.16%) Azure
2 99 (28.21%) Office 365
3 54 (15.38%) AWS
4 40 (11.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 40 (11.40%) PaaS
5 39 (11.11%) Power Platform
6 38 (10.83%) SaaS
7 37 (10.54%) IaaS
8 25 (7.12%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (2.28%) Data Lake Analytics
10 7 (1.99%) GCP
11 6 (1.71%) GitHub
11 6 (1.71%) PowerApps
11 6 (1.71%) Serverless
12 4 (1.14%) BrowserStack
12 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Flow
12 4 (1.14%) OneDrive
12 4 (1.14%) Yammer
13 3 (0.85%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.55%) DNS
2 29 (8.26%) DHCP
3 23 (6.55%) TCP/IP
4 21 (5.98%) Firewall
5 16 (4.56%) Skype
6 15 (4.27%) SAN
7 13 (3.70%) Wireless
8 10 (2.85%) WAN
9 9 (2.56%) Broadband
9 9 (2.56%) LAN
9 9 (2.56%) NAS
10 8 (2.28%) Unified Communications
10 8 (2.28%) VPN
11 6 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (1.71%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.42%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.14%) VoIP
13 4 (1.14%) VSAN
14 3 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (23.36%) SQL Server
2 41 (11.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (9.97%) Power BI
4 27 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (3.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (3.99%) Star Schema
6 11 (3.13%) Big Data
6 11 (3.13%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.85%) Data Lake
8 9 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (1.99%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.42%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (1.14%) MS Access
11 4 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.85%) MySQL
13 2 (0.57%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.57%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 33 (9.40%) Git (software)
2 22 (6.27%) Visual Studio
3 17 (4.84%) Visual Studio Team System
4 16 (4.56%) JIRA
5 10 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (2.56%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.42%) NUnit
8 5 (1.42%) Selenium
9 4 (1.14%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.14%) TestRail
9 4 (1.14%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.57%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.57%) GitLab
10 2 (0.57%) MSTest
10 2 (0.57%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.57%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.57%) TestDirector
11 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
General
1 29 (8.26%) Finance
2 28 (7.98%) Public Sector
3 20 (5.70%) Marketing
4 18 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 16 (4.56%) Retail
6 12 (3.42%) Manufacturing
7 11 (3.13%) Automotive
8 9 (2.56%) Games
9 8 (2.28%) Legal
10 5 (1.42%) Electronics
10 5 (1.42%) Publishing
11 3 (0.85%) Banking
11 3 (0.85%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) French Language
12 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 66 (18.80%) Developer
2 48 (13.68%) Analyst
3 39 (11.11%) Consultant
4 29 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (7.12%) .NET Developer
5 25 (7.12%) Architect
6 19 (5.41%) Software Engineer
7 18 (5.13%) Support Engineer
8 17 (4.84%) C# Developer
9 16 (4.56%) Service Analyst
9 16 (4.56%) Service Desk Analyst
10 15 (4.27%) Azure Engineer
10 15 (4.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 14 (3.99%) C# Software Developer
12 13 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
12 13 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (3.70%) IT Engineer
12 13 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.42%) Programmer
13 12 (3.42%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (21.94%) .NET
2 39 (11.11%) Web Services
3 27 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 21 (5.98%) .NET Framework
5 17 (4.84%) CSS
6 16 (4.56%) HTML
7 14 (3.99%) REST
8 13 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (3.42%) WCF
10 11 (3.13%) JSON
11 10 (2.85%) .NET Core
12 9 (2.56%) jQuery
12 9 (2.56%) WPF
13 8 (2.28%) Universal Windows Platform
14 6 (1.71%) Redux
15 5 (1.42%) AngularJS
16 4 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
16 4 (1.14%) Kafka
16 4 (1.14%) Nightwatchjs
16 4 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.96%) Data Centre
2 39 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (7.41%) Private Cloud
4 18 (5.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 18 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (4.27%) Clustering
6 12 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (3.13%) Social Media
8 7 (1.99%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.71%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.42%) Blog
11 4 (1.14%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.14%) Replication
11 4 (1.14%) Social Network
12 3 (0.85%) iPad
13 2 (0.57%) Cloud Native
13 2 (0.57%) CMDB
13 2 (0.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 125 (35.61%) Windows
2 51 (14.53%) Windows Server
3 36 (10.26%) Linux
4 24 (6.84%) Windows 7
5 20 (5.70%) Windows 10
6 19 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (3.13%) Windows 2000
8 11 (3.13%) Windows XP
9 10 (2.85%) Unix
10 6 (1.71%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.42%) Android
12 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.28%) Solaris
13 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (20.23%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (14.53%) Business Intelligence
4 49 (13.96%) DevOps
5 43 (12.25%) Migration
6 34 (9.69%) ITIL
6 34 (9.69%) Presales
7 32 (9.12%) ETL
7 32 (9.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 30 (8.55%) CRM
9 25 (7.12%) Service Delivery
10 24 (6.84%) Software Engineering
10 24 (6.84%) Test Automation
11 23 (6.55%) MVC
12 22 (6.27%) Data Modelling
13 21 (5.98%) Decision-Making
14 20 (5.70%) Analytics
14 20 (5.70%) Customer Engagement
15 19 (5.41%) People Management
16 18 (5.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 109 (31.05%) SQL
2 73 (20.80%) C#
3 54 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 44 (12.54%) PowerShell
5 30 (8.55%) T-SQL
6 26 (7.41%) Python
7 17 (4.84%) PHP
8 8 (2.28%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.99%) C++
9 7 (1.99%) Perl
9 7 (1.99%) XAML
10 6 (1.71%) Java
10 6 (1.71%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.71%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.14%) ABAP
11 4 (1.14%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.85%) C
13 2 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.28%) R
14 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (8.26%) Degree
1 29 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 27 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (5.98%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.13%) AWS Certification
5 8 (2.28%) MCSE
6 7 (1.99%) A+ Certification
7 6 (1.71%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.71%) PMP
7 6 (1.71%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.14%) MCP
9 3 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.85%) MCSA
9 3 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.57%) CCNP
10 2 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.57%) MCITP
10 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.55%) SLA
2 15 (4.27%) Data Quality
3 14 (3.99%) QA
4 3 (0.85%) PMO
5 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 97 (27.64%) Active Directory
2 48 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (7.98%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.84%) Docker
5 8 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.42%) Firmware
7 5 (1.42%) vSphere
7 5 (1.42%) XenApp
7 5 (1.42%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.14%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.14%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.28%) KVM
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (12.25%) SCCM
2 18 (5.13%) SCOM
3 17 (4.84%) WSUS
4 16 (4.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (2.85%) SCVMM
7 9 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
7 9 (2.56%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.42%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.14%) Grafana
9 4 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (1.14%) vRealize
10 2 (0.57%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.28%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.28%) SCSM
Vendors
1 60 (17.09%) VMware
2 29 (8.26%) HP
3 23 (6.55%) Cisco
3 23 (6.55%) Citrix
4 19 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (5.13%) Oracle
6 16 (4.56%) EMC
6 16 (4.56%) SAP
7 10 (2.85%) Sage
8 9 (2.56%) Symantec
9 7 (1.99%) Tableau
10 6 (1.71%) Brocade
10 6 (1.71%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.71%) Google
10 6 (1.71%) Sitecore
11 5 (1.42%) Arista
11 5 (1.42%) Emulex
11 5 (1.42%) Veeam
12 4 (1.14%) Apple
12 4 (1.14%) Pegasus