The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 84 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 54 101 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.27% 4.33% 3.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.41% 11.41% 12.22%
Number of salaries quoted 44 94 75
Average salary £35,000 £40,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.58% -11.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £22,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft Certification
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
999 885 622
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 41.96% 37.90% 31.88%
Number of salaries quoted 574 610 509
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,675 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Reading region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 111 (84.09%) Microsoft
2 98 (74.24%) MCSE
3 83 (62.88%) Windows
4 74 (56.06%) Active Directory
5 53 (40.15%) VMware
6 50 (37.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 45 (34.09%) Citrix
7 45 (34.09%) SQL Server
8 43 (32.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (29.55%) MCITP
9 39 (29.55%) Cisco
10 36 (27.27%) ITIL
11 35 (26.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 33 (25.00%) MS Exchange
13 29 (21.97%) SQL
14 26 (19.70%) MCP
14 26 (19.70%) MS Excel
15 25 (18.94%) HP
15 25 (18.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 24 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
16 24 (18.18%) MS Office
17 23 (17.42%) Security Cleared
17 23 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
18 22 (16.67%) Hyper-V
19 21 (15.91%) IIS
19 21 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2010
20 20 (15.15%) vSphere
21 19 (14.39%) EMC
22 18 (13.64%) Windows 7
22 18 (13.64%) DV Cleared

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 24 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 21 (15.91%) IIS
3 21 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (12.88%) SharePoint
5 15 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.79%) Documentum
7 4 (3.03%) Lync
8 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (19.70%) MS Excel
2 24 (18.18%) MS Office
3 6 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) Office 365
2 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.27%) IaaS
4 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.36%) TCP/IP
2 14 (10.61%) DNS
3 12 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (8.33%) PBX
5 8 (6.06%) WAAS
6 7 (5.30%) LAN
6 7 (5.30%) NetScaler
7 4 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (3.03%) Ethernet
7 4 (3.03%) WAN
7 4 (3.03%) Firewall
8 3 (2.27%) IP Telephony
8 3 (2.27%) Cisco IPT
8 3 (2.27%) DHCP
8 3 (2.27%) SAN
9 2 (1.52%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.52%) VLAN
9 2 (1.52%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.76%) FWSM
10 1 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (34.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.76%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.76%) DB2
7 1 (0.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (6.82%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (9.85%) Finance
2 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.76%) Banking
3 1 (0.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 23 (17.42%) Architect
1 23 (17.42%) Support Engineer
2 18 (13.64%) Analyst
3 17 (12.88%) Consultant
4 16 (12.12%) Support Analyst
5 14 (10.61%) Windows Engineer
6 13 (9.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (9.09%) Virtualisation Architect
8 11 (8.33%) Desktop Support
9 10 (7.58%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (6.82%) Senior Support Engineer
11 8 (6.06%) Senior Consultant
11 8 (6.06%) Developer
11 8 (6.06%) Storage Solutions Architect
11 8 (6.06%) IT Support
11 8 (6.06%) Storage Architect
12 7 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Consultant
12 7 (5.30%) Desktop Engineer
13 6 (4.55%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.82%) .NET
1 9 (6.82%) ASP.NET
2 8 (6.06%) CSS
2 8 (6.06%) jQuery
2 8 (6.06%) HTML
3 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (4.55%) HTML5
4 6 (4.55%) CSS3
4 6 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (2.27%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.27%) ADO.NET
5 3 (2.27%) XML
6 2 (1.52%) XSLT
6 2 (1.52%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.52%) MDX
6 2 (1.52%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.76%) WCF
7 1 (0.76%) WF
7 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.58%) Thin Client
1 10 (7.58%) Fat Client
2 8 (6.06%) Celerra
2 8 (6.06%) CLARiiON
2 8 (6.06%) Clustering
3 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.03%) FlexPod
5 2 (1.52%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.52%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.76%) Open Source
6 1 (0.76%) Kindle
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 83 (62.88%) Windows
2 43 (32.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (26.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (13.64%) Windows 7
6 12 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 10 (7.58%) Windows 2000
8 8 (6.06%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.03%) Android
10 3 (2.27%) UNIX
10 3 (2.27%) AIX
10 3 (2.27%) Solaris
10 3 (2.27%) Linux
11 1 (0.76%) HPUX
11 1 (0.76%) SUSE
11 1 (0.76%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.27%) ITIL
2 15 (11.36%) Configuration Management
2 15 (11.36%) Migration
3 10 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (7.58%) Problem Management
3 10 (7.58%) Server Monitoring
4 9 (6.82%) MVC
5 7 (5.30%) BCP
6 6 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (3.79%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.79%) Operations Management
7 5 (3.79%) Network Management
7 5 (3.79%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.03%) Project Management
8 4 (3.03%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.03%) SIEM
8 4 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (2.27%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (2.27%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.97%) SQL
2 9 (6.82%) C#
3 8 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.03%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.76%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.76%) C
6 1 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 98 (74.24%) MCSE
2 39 (29.55%) MCITP
3 26 (19.70%) MCP
4 25 (18.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 23 (17.42%) Security Cleared
6 18 (13.64%) DV Cleared
7 17 (12.88%) VTSP
7 17 (12.88%) Citrix Certification
8 16 (12.12%) MCTS
9 15 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (11.36%) SC Cleared
10 13 (9.85%) VCAP
11 12 (9.09%) CCA
12 10 (7.58%) CCEA
13 9 (6.82%) Microsoft Certified Master
14 8 (6.06%) CCIA
14 8 (6.06%) NCDA
14 8 (6.06%) NCIE
14 8 (6.06%) CCNA
15 7 (5.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.09%) SLA
2 6 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 74 (56.06%) Active Directory
2 50 (37.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 20 (15.15%) vSphere
5 15 (11.36%) XenDesktop
6 13 (9.85%) vCloud
7 10 (7.58%) ISA Server
8 8 (6.06%) XenApp
9 4 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (13.64%) SCCM
2 14 (10.61%) NetBackup
3 7 (5.30%) SCOM
3 7 (5.30%) XenMobile
4 6 (4.55%) SCOrch
5 5 (3.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.52%) SCSM
6 2 (1.52%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.52%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 111 (84.09%) Microsoft
2 53 (40.15%) VMware
3 45 (34.09%) Citrix
4 39 (29.55%) Cisco
5 25 (18.94%) HP
6 19 (14.39%) EMC
7 17 (12.88%) NetApp
8 13 (9.85%) Avaya
9 10 (7.58%) IBM
10 8 (6.06%) 3PAR
11 7 (5.30%) Symantec
12 6 (4.55%) Oracle
13 2 (1.52%) Sybase
13 2 (1.52%) McAfee
13 2 (1.52%) AppSense
13 2 (1.52%) Brocade
13 2 (1.52%) Veeam
13 2 (1.52%) MobileIron
14 1 (0.76%) F5
14 1 (0.76%) Clearswift
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum + £1,200 DV Clearance allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + car + pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000pa Depending On Experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive with excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago