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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 106 93 55
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -38
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 37 51 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.76% 2.12% 4.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.81% 5.13% 12.62%
Number of salaries quoted 35 41 95
Average salary £50,000 £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+51.51% -17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,800 £24,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £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
770 994 864
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 36.56% 41.28% 38.54%
Number of salaries quoted 558 588 599
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £29,900 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 8 February 2016.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 87 (80.56%) Microsoft
2 58 (53.70%) Windows
3 51 (47.22%) Active Directory
4 50 (46.30%) MCSE
5 37 (34.26%) ITIL
5 37 (34.26%) Windows Server
6 35 (32.41%) VMware
7 34 (31.48%) Skype for Business
8 31 (28.70%) SQL
8 31 (28.70%) Cisco
9 28 (25.93%) SQL Server
9 28 (25.93%) MS Exchange
9 28 (25.93%) Degree
10 27 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (24.07%) MCITP
12 23 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (21.30%) MS Excel
13 22 (20.37%) .NET
14 20 (18.52%) Finance
14 20 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (17.59%) HP
16 18 (16.67%) EMC
16 18 (16.67%) C#
16 18 (16.67%) SCOM
16 18 (16.67%) Big Data
17 16 (14.81%) Mobile App
17 16 (14.81%) Smart Meter
17 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Certified Architect
18 15 (13.89%) MCSA
18 15 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 34 (31.48%) Skype for Business
2 28 (25.93%) MS Exchange
3 11 (10.19%) Office Communications Server
4 9 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2000
6 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (4.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (3.70%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.78%) IIS
10 2 (1.85%) CMS
10 2 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (1.85%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (21.30%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.19%) Office 365
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.96%) LAN
1 14 (12.96%) TCP/IP
1 14 (12.96%) WAN
2 12 (11.11%) DHCP
2 12 (11.11%) DNS
3 11 (10.19%) Unified Communications
4 5 (4.63%) Cisco IPT
4 5 (4.63%) WebEx
5 4 (3.70%) PABX
5 4 (3.70%) Wireless
6 3 (2.78%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.78%) Network Security
6 3 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.78%) SAN
6 3 (2.78%) Skype
6 3 (2.78%) VoIP
7 2 (1.85%) Firewall
7 2 (1.85%) VLAN
7 2 (1.85%) VPN
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.67%) Big Data
3 9 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (6.48%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (6.48%) DataStage
5 7 (6.48%) IBM InfoSphere
5 7 (6.48%) SAP BW
5 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (5.56%) GIS
7 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.70%) MySQL
8 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.85%) OLTP
10 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
General
1 20 (18.52%) Finance
2 13 (12.04%) Billing
3 7 (6.48%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.56%) Retail
5 3 (2.78%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) German Language
Job Titles
1 18 (16.67%) Developer
2 16 (14.81%) Architect
3 14 (12.96%) C# Developer
4 13 (12.04%) SQL Developer
5 12 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 11 (10.19%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (10.19%) Consultant
6 11 (10.19%) Support Engineer
7 10 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (9.26%) Lync Engineer
8 9 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 8 (7.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) Business Architect
10 7 (6.48%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 7 (6.48%) Team Leader
11 6 (5.56%) Analyst
11 6 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Architect
11 6 (5.56%) HTML Developer
11 6 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (5.56%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.37%) .NET
2 14 (12.96%) ASP.NET
2 14 (12.96%) HTML
3 11 (10.19%) CSS
3 11 (10.19%) jQuery
4 9 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 8 (7.41%) AngularJS
5 8 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
5 8 (7.41%) MSMQ
6 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (5.56%) CSS3
7 6 (5.56%) Ext JS
7 6 (5.56%) HTML5
8 5 (4.63%) XML
9 3 (2.78%) WCF
9 3 (2.78%) Web Services
9 3 (2.78%) WPF
10 2 (1.85%) Ajax
10 2 (1.85%) Backbone.js
10 2 (1.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.81%) Mobile App
1 16 (14.81%) Smart Meter
2 15 (13.89%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.41%) Driving Licence
3 8 (7.41%) EMC VNX
4 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.63%) Blackberry
5 5 (4.63%) Clustering
5 5 (4.63%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.78%) CLARiiON
6 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.85%) Replication
8 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (53.70%) Windows
2 37 (34.26%) Windows Server
3 27 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.56%) Linux
5 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.78%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.26%) ITIL
2 14 (12.96%) Project Management
3 13 (12.04%) ITIL V3
3 13 (12.04%) TOGAF
4 12 (11.11%) MVC
5 11 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (9.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (8.33%) CRM
7 9 (8.33%) Data Protection
8 8 (7.41%) SDLC
8 8 (7.41%) TDD
9 7 (6.48%) Analytics
9 7 (6.48%) Data Architecture
9 7 (6.48%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (6.48%) Migration
9 7 (6.48%) Stakeholder Analysis
10 6 (5.56%) Asset Management
10 6 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
11 5 (4.63%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.70%) SQL
2 18 (16.67%) C#
3 11 (10.19%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.41%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.63%) VB
6 4 (3.70%) VBScript
7 3 (2.78%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (46.30%) MCSE
2 28 (25.93%) Degree
3 26 (24.07%) MCITP
4 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 15 (13.89%) MCSA
5 15 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (12.96%) A+ Certification
7 12 (11.11%) MCP
7 12 (11.11%) MCTS
8 10 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (9.26%) CITP
9 9 (8.33%) CCNA
10 7 (6.48%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (6.48%) VCP5
11 6 (5.56%) DV Cleared
11 6 (5.56%) Security Cleared
12 3 (2.78%) CCNP
12 3 (2.78%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (2.78%) Security+ Certification
12 3 (2.78%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) SLA
2 3 (2.78%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (47.22%) Active Directory
2 23 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (12.04%) Hyper-V
4 10 (9.26%) VMware ESX
5 8 (7.41%) Terminal Services
5 8 (7.41%) VMware Server
6 7 (6.48%) vSphere
7 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (4.63%) XenApp
8 3 (2.78%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.93%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (16.67%) SCOM
2 11 (10.19%) Backup Exec
3 10 (9.26%) SCCM
4 5 (4.63%) NetBackup
4 5 (4.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.70%) MOM
6 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.93%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 87 (80.56%) Microsoft
2 35 (32.41%) VMware
3 31 (28.70%) Cisco
4 19 (17.59%) HP
5 18 (16.67%) EMC
6 14 (12.96%) Citrix
7 13 (12.04%) SAP
8 9 (8.33%) Dell
9 8 (7.41%) Dell Compellent
9 8 (7.41%) Symantec
10 7 (6.48%) IBM
10 7 (6.48%) Tableau
11 6 (5.56%) Avaya
11 6 (5.56%) ESRI
12 5 (4.63%) arcserve
13 3 (2.78%) Altiris
13 3 (2.78%) Epicor
13 3 (2.78%) Oracle
13 3 (2.78%) Veeam
14 2 (1.85%) Sitecore
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