Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 401 469 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 15.84% 15.50% 14.67%
As % of the Vendors category 31.57% 29.31% 27.86%
Number of salaries quoted 340 397 652
Reading median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -4.49%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,450 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £68,750 £65,000
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,270 1,600 2,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 50.16% 52.88% 52.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,021 1,122 1,901
Reading median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - +0.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £70,000 £67,500
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%

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 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 131 (32.67%) C#
2 122 (30.42%) .NET
3 114 (28.43%) SQL Server
4 104 (25.94%) SQL
5 101 (25.19%) Windows
6 91 (22.69%) Microsoft Azure
7 89 (22.19%) JavaScript
8 84 (20.95%) HTML
9 81 (20.20%) MVC
10 76 (18.95%) Microsoft Office
11 68 (16.96%) Active Directory
11 68 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
12 67 (16.71%) CSS
13 59 (14.71%) ASP.NET
13 59 (14.71%) Degree
14 54 (13.47%) ITIL
15 53 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
16 46 (11.47%) Windows Server
17 45 (11.22%) Office 365
18 41 (10.22%) Microsoft Excel
18 41 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
19 39 (9.73%) VMware
20 38 (9.48%) Project Management
20 38 (9.48%) Time Management
21 37 (9.23%) jQuery
21 37 (9.23%) Finance
22 36 (8.98%) CRM
22 36 (8.98%) SharePoint
23 35 (8.73%) WCF
23 35 (8.73%) Git (software)

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 (8.98%) SharePoint
2 30 (7.48%) MS Exchange
3 27 (6.73%) CMS
4 26 (6.48%) Sitecore CMS
5 22 (5.49%) Umbraco
6 21 (5.24%) Skype for Business
7 16 (3.99%) IIS
8 11 (2.74%) Apache
9 9 (2.24%) Apache Spark
9 9 (2.24%) Confluence
10 8 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (2.00%) SAS
11 7 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (1.00%) Apache Pig
13 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (1.00%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.50%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 76 (18.95%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (10.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (4.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (3.24%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.75%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (5.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (3.24%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.50%) Primavera
5 1 (0.25%) Exstream
5 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 91 (22.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (11.22%) Office 365
3 25 (6.23%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.49%) IaaS
5 13 (3.24%) SaaS
6 10 (2.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (2.49%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (1.00%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (1.00%) Yammer
9 3 (0.75%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.75%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 3 (0.75%) PaaS
10 2 (0.50%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.50%) GitHub
11 1 (0.25%) G Suite
11 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.48%) Firewall
2 22 (5.49%) DNS
3 20 (4.99%) DHCP
4 19 (4.74%) Skype
5 16 (3.99%) SAN
6 14 (3.49%) LAN
6 14 (3.49%) TCP/IP
6 14 (3.49%) WAN
7 11 (2.74%) VoIP
8 10 (2.49%) VPN
9 9 (2.24%) VLAN
10 7 (1.75%) Wireshark
11 6 (1.50%) Unified Communications
11 6 (1.50%) Wireless
12 5 (1.25%) Internet
13 4 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (1.00%) NAS
14 3 (0.75%) BIG-IP
14 3 (0.75%) Network Security
14 3 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (28.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (2.99%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.74%) Power BI
5 9 (2.24%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.24%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.50%) Big Data
8 6 (1.50%) MySQL
9 5 (1.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 5 (1.25%) HBase
9 5 (1.25%) Impala
9 5 (1.25%) Star Schema
10 4 (1.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 35 (8.73%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (3.74%) Visual Studio
4 13 (3.24%) JIRA
5 12 (2.99%) Mercurial
6 6 (1.50%) NUnit
7 4 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.00%) Subversion
7 4 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.75%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.75%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.50%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.25%) Selenium
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 37 (9.23%) Finance
2 22 (5.49%) Marketing
3 17 (4.24%) Advertising
4 16 (3.99%) Legal
5 12 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.00%) Digital Economy
7 8 (2.00%) Retail
8 4 (1.00%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.00%) Law
9 3 (0.75%) Electronics
9 3 (0.75%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.50%) Automotive
10 2 (0.50%) Back Office
10 2 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 101 (25.19%) Developer
2 55 (13.72%) .NET Developer
3 48 (11.97%) Analyst
4 30 (7.48%) Support Engineer
5 25 (6.23%) Consultant
6 22 (5.49%) Project Manager
7 21 (5.24%) C# Developer
8 20 (4.99%) IT Support
9 19 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (4.74%) Support Analyst
10 18 (4.49%) Administrator
11 14 (3.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 13 (3.24%) DBA
12 13 (3.24%) Desktop Support
12 13 (3.24%) Junior
12 13 (3.24%) SQL DBA
13 12 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (2.99%) Sitecore Developer
13 12 (2.99%) Software Engineer
13 12 (2.99%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (30.42%) .NET
2 84 (20.95%) HTML
3 67 (16.71%) CSS
4 59 (14.71%) ASP.NET
5 37 (9.23%) jQuery
6 35 (8.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 35 (8.73%) WCF
7 32 (7.98%) Web Services
8 31 (7.73%) .NET Framework
9 20 (4.99%) AngularJS
10 17 (4.24%) ASP.NET Web API
10 17 (4.24%) REST
10 17 (4.24%) WPF
11 16 (3.99%) HTML5
12 14 (3.49%) XML
13 13 (3.24%) Node.js
13 13 (3.24%) Sass
14 11 (2.74%) Vue (Vue.js)
15 10 (2.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 8 (2.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.98%) Management Information System
3 21 (5.24%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (2.74%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.49%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.24%) N-Tier
7 9 (2.24%) Social Media
8 8 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.75%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.25%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.25%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.00%) Clustering
11 4 (1.00%) Fintech
11 4 (1.00%) Social Network
12 3 (0.75%) PKI
12 3 (0.75%) Replication
13 2 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
14 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Licensing
14 1 (0.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 101 (25.19%) Windows
2 46 (11.47%) Windows Server
3 24 (5.99%) Linux
4 15 (3.74%) Windows 10
4 15 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.00%) Windows 8
8 7 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.50%) Unix
10 5 (1.25%) Android
10 5 (1.25%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.25%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.00%) CentOS
12 3 (0.75%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.75%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (20.20%) MVC
2 68 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (13.47%) ITIL
4 41 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
5 38 (9.48%) Project Management
5 38 (9.48%) Time Management
6 36 (8.98%) CRM
7 32 (7.98%) Unit Testing
8 28 (6.98%) Web Development
9 24 (5.99%) OO
10 23 (5.74%) Business Development
10 23 (5.74%) Migration
10 23 (5.74%) Presales
10 23 (5.74%) Scrum
11 21 (5.24%) BDD
11 21 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (5.24%) TDD
12 18 (4.49%) ERP
13 17 (4.24%) Customer Requirements
13 17 (4.24%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 131 (32.67%) C#
2 104 (25.94%) SQL
3 89 (22.19%) JavaScript
4 23 (5.74%) T-SQL
5 14 (3.49%) VBA
6 13 (3.24%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.74%) Java
8 8 (2.00%) C++
8 8 (2.00%) Python
9 5 (1.25%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.00%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.75%) R
11 3 (0.75%) X++
12 2 (0.50%) C
12 2 (0.50%) XAML
13 1 (0.25%) COBOL
13 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.25%) Scala
13 1 (0.25%) VB
13 1 (0.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 59 (14.71%) Degree
2 21 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (3.24%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.75%) CCNA
7 7 (1.75%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.50%) MCP
9 5 (1.25%) MBA
10 4 (1.00%) APMP
10 4 (1.00%) MCSE
11 3 (0.75%) HND
11 3 (0.75%) PMP
11 3 (0.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 2 (0.50%) CCNP
12 2 (0.50%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.50%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.49%) QA
2 8 (2.00%) COBIT
2 8 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.00%) SLA
3 5 (1.25%) PMO
4 2 (0.50%) GDPR
4 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 68 (16.96%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.49%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.00%) Apache Flume
4 4 (1.00%) HDFS
4 4 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (0.75%) DFS Replication
5 3 (0.75%) vSphere
6 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.50%) XenApp
7 1 (0.25%) Firmware
7 1 (0.25%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 19 (4.74%) SCCM
2 7 (1.75%) Nagios
3 6 (1.50%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (1.50%) SCOM
4 5 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.25%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.00%) Oozie
6 3 (0.75%) Ansible
6 3 (0.75%) Nessus
6 3 (0.75%) Nmap
6 3 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.75%) Puppet
6 3 (0.75%) WSUS
7 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 39 (9.73%) VMware
2 34 (8.48%) Cisco
3 30 (7.48%) Capita
4 26 (6.48%) Sitecore
5 17 (4.24%) HP
6 9 (2.24%) CheckPoint
6 9 (2.24%) IBM
6 9 (2.24%) Oracle
6 9 (2.24%) SAP
7 8 (2.00%) Citrix
7 8 (2.00%) Dell
7 8 (2.00%) Tableau
8 7 (1.75%) Veeam
9 6 (1.50%) EMC
9 6 (1.50%) Meraki
9 6 (1.50%) NetApp
9 6 (1.50%) Xamarin
10 5 (1.25%) Juniper
10 5 (1.25%) McAfee
10 5 (1.25%) Symantec