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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 80 67 47
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 55 74 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.56% 3.01% 4.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.48% 7.29% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 44 47 87
Average salary £36,750 £47,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.63% +13.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
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
735 1015 849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 34.27% 41.26% 38.00%
Number of salaries quoted 549 638 642
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 97 (80.83%) Microsoft
2 90 (75.00%) Windows
3 76 (63.33%) MCSE
4 57 (47.50%) Active Directory
5 54 (45.00%) MS Excel
6 51 (42.50%) ITIL
7 44 (36.67%) VMware
8 38 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (29.17%) SQL Server
10 31 (25.83%) MCP
11 30 (25.00%) SQL
11 30 (25.00%) LAN
11 30 (25.00%) Hyper-V
12 29 (24.17%) WAN
12 29 (24.17%) Cisco
13 27 (22.50%) HP
13 27 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (22.50%) MCITP
13 27 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 25 (20.83%) TCP/IP
15 24 (20.00%) MS Exchange
15 24 (20.00%) Citrix
16 23 (19.17%) CCNA
16 23 (19.17%) Cisco Certification
16 23 (19.17%) Linux
16 23 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (18.33%) MCSA
17 22 (18.33%) IIS
18 20 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
19 19 (15.83%) Security Cleared

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 24 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 22 (18.33%) IIS
3 20 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (13.33%) Lync
5 9 (7.50%) SharePoint
6 7 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.83%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 54 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 18 (15.00%) MS Visio
3 10 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.50%) Office 365
2 8 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) Nimbula
3 1 (0.83%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.00%) LAN
2 29 (24.17%) WAN
3 25 (20.83%) TCP/IP
4 19 (15.83%) DNS
5 18 (15.00%) DHCP
6 16 (13.33%) SAN
7 14 (11.67%) iSCSI
8 13 (10.83%) VoIP
9 12 (10.00%) Firewall
10 8 (6.67%) NAS
11 6 (5.00%) Network Security
11 6 (5.00%) VPN
12 5 (4.17%) MPLS
12 5 (4.17%) BIG-IP
13 3 (2.50%) Unified Communications
14 2 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (1.67%) Internet
14 2 (1.67%) LDAP
15 1 (0.83%) ATM
15 1 (0.83%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.83%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (5.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.67%) MySQL
6 2 (1.67%) OLTP
6 2 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (12.50%) Finance
2 10 (8.33%) Retail
3 7 (5.83%) Billing
3 7 (5.83%) Legal
4 1 (0.83%) Back Office
4 1 (0.83%) Electronics
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (20.83%) Support Engineer
2 20 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (10.83%) Technical Engineer
4 12 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (9.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 10 (8.33%) Developer
6 10 (8.33%) Analyst
7 9 (7.50%) Consultant
8 8 (6.67%) Administrator
8 8 (6.67%) C# Developer
8 8 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.83%) Windows Administrator
9 7 (5.83%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.83%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.83%) Technical Architect
9 7 (5.83%) Architect
9 7 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (5.00%) DBA
10 6 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.17%) .NET
2 10 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 10 (8.33%) CSS
2 10 (8.33%) HTML
3 9 (7.50%) jQuery
3 9 (7.50%) HTML5
4 8 (6.67%) CSS3
4 8 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 7 (5.83%) Software Packaging
5 7 (5.83%) Web Services
6 5 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (3.33%) Ext JS
7 4 (3.33%) MSMQ
8 3 (2.50%) COM
9 2 (1.67%) SOAP
9 2 (1.67%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.83%) SAML
10 1 (0.83%) JSON
10 1 (0.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 11 (9.17%) Clustering
3 8 (6.67%) N-Tier
4 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.83%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.17%) Statistics
6 4 (3.33%) EqualLogic
6 4 (3.33%) EMC VNX
7 3 (2.50%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.50%) Replication
8 2 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.67%) FMCG
9 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.83%) BYOD
9 1 (0.83%) Social Media
9 1 (0.83%) iPad
9 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.83%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 90 (75.00%) Windows
2 38 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (19.17%) Linux
5 13 (10.83%) Windows 7
6 12 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.33%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.50%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.67%) UNIX
10 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.83%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.83%) Solaris
10 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (42.50%) ITIL
2 14 (11.67%) Project Management
3 12 (10.00%) Migration
4 10 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 10 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (7.50%) Service Delivery
5 9 (7.50%) Product Management
6 8 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.67%) SOA
6 8 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.67%) MVC
7 7 (5.83%) TOGAF
7 7 (5.83%) Project Planning
7 7 (5.83%) Business Development
7 7 (5.83%) Load Balancing
7 7 (5.83%) DoDAF
7 7 (5.83%) Validation
7 7 (5.83%) SABSA
8 6 (5.00%) Data Analysis
8 6 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.00%) SQL
2 12 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 10 (8.33%) C#
4 3 (2.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.83%) VB
5 1 (0.83%) C++
5 1 (0.83%) Java
Qualifications
1 76 (63.33%) MCSE
2 31 (25.83%) MCP
3 27 (22.50%) MCITP
4 23 (19.17%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (19.17%) CCNA
5 22 (18.33%) MCSA
6 19 (15.83%) Security Cleared
7 17 (14.17%) DV Cleared
8 15 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 14 (11.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (10.83%) A+ Certification
11 10 (8.33%) MCTS
12 8 (6.67%) Degree
12 8 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
13 7 (5.83%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (5.00%) Security+ Certification
15 5 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (4.17%) CCNP
15 5 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.33%) SLA
2 7 (5.83%) COBIT
System Software
1 57 (47.50%) Active Directory
2 30 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 23 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (15.00%) Terminal Services
5 9 (7.50%) VMware ESX
6 8 (6.67%) XenDesktop
6 8 (6.67%) vCloud
7 7 (5.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (5.83%) vSphere
8 4 (3.33%) VMware Server
9 3 (2.50%) XenApp
9 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.83%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.83%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (9.17%) Backup Exec
2 7 (5.83%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 7 (5.83%) SCCM
3 5 (4.17%) SCOM
4 3 (2.50%) ARCserve
4 3 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.50%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.67%) Nagios
5 2 (1.67%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.83%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 97 (80.83%) Microsoft
2 44 (36.67%) VMware
3 29 (24.17%) Cisco
4 27 (22.50%) HP
5 24 (20.00%) Citrix
6 16 (13.33%) Oracle
6 16 (13.33%) Symantec
7 10 (8.33%) Juniper
8 9 (7.50%) Dell
9 8 (6.67%) CheckPoint
10 7 (5.83%) Altiris
10 7 (5.83%) Veritas
10 7 (5.83%) Red Hat
11 6 (5.00%) F5
12 5 (4.17%) EMC
13 4 (3.33%) Dell Compellent
14 2 (1.67%) MobileIron
14 2 (1.67%) McAfee
15 1 (0.83%) Apple
15 1 (0.83%) CA
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