The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 67 35 58
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +23
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 68 122 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.90% 5.40% 3.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.99% 13.96% 10.32%
Number of salaries quoted 46 106 75
Average salary £41,250 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,750 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
973 874 775
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 41.56% 38.69% 34.71%
Number of salaries quoted 633 690 669
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
Berkshire

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 23 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 153 (85.96%) Microsoft
2 117 (65.73%) MCSE
3 104 (58.43%) Windows
4 91 (51.12%) MS Exchange
5 75 (42.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (39.89%) Active Directory
7 65 (36.52%) MCITP
8 62 (34.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 60 (33.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 57 (32.02%) SQL
11 56 (31.46%) SQL Server
11 56 (31.46%) Exchange Server 2007
12 48 (26.97%) MCTS
13 47 (26.40%) MS Excel
14 45 (25.28%) MCSA
14 45 (25.28%) VMware
15 41 (23.03%) MCP
16 38 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2003
17 36 (20.22%) Windows 7
18 33 (18.54%) IIS
19 32 (17.98%) Windows Server 2012
19 32 (17.98%) Exchange Server 2013
20 30 (16.85%) HP
20 30 (16.85%) Firewall
21 28 (15.73%) SharePoint
22 27 (15.17%) Lync
23 26 (14.61%) SCCM
23 26 (14.61%) Hyper-V
23 26 (14.61%) ITIL
23 26 (14.61%) TCP/IP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 91 (51.12%) MS Exchange
2 62 (34.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 56 (31.46%) Exchange Server 2007
4 38 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 33 (18.54%) IIS
6 32 (17.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (15.73%) SharePoint
8 27 (15.17%) Lync
9 6 (3.37%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (2.25%) Documentum
10 4 (2.25%) GroupWise
11 3 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (1.12%) Apache
12 2 (1.12%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 47 (26.40%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.30%) MS Office
3 8 (4.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.06%) Office 365
2 5 (2.81%) SaaS
3 3 (1.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.85%) Firewall
2 26 (14.61%) TCP/IP
3 22 (12.36%) SAN
4 12 (6.74%) DNS
4 12 (6.74%) LAN
4 12 (6.74%) WAN
5 10 (5.62%) VLAN
6 9 (5.06%) Unified Communications
7 8 (4.49%) DHCP
8 7 (3.93%) VoIP
9 6 (3.37%) NAS
9 6 (3.37%) PBX
9 6 (3.37%) VPN
10 5 (2.81%) LDAP
10 5 (2.81%) SMTP
11 4 (2.25%) GPRS
11 4 (2.25%) FTP
11 4 (2.25%) HTTP
11 4 (2.25%) SSL
11 4 (2.25%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (31.46%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (6.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.12%) MySQL
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.56%) QlikView
10 1 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (3.93%) Visual Studio
1 7 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (5.06%) Finance
2 7 (3.93%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.69%) French Language
3 3 (1.69%) German Language
3 3 (1.69%) Italian Language
3 3 (1.69%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.56%) Publishing
4 1 (0.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (27.53%) Support Engineer
2 35 (19.66%) Consultant
3 28 (15.73%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (11.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 17 (9.55%) Microsoft Consultant
6 15 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (7.87%) Architect
8 13 (7.30%) Developer
9 12 (6.74%) Analyst
9 12 (6.74%) Technical Support
10 11 (6.18%) Technical Support Engineer
10 11 (6.18%) Technical Engineer
11 10 (5.62%) Senior Support Engineer
11 10 (5.62%) Citrix Engineer
11 10 (5.62%) DBA
11 10 (5.62%) Citrix Specialist
12 9 (5.06%) Technical Consultant
12 9 (5.06%) SQL DBA
13 8 (4.49%) SQL Server DBA
14 7 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.43%) .NET
2 11 (6.18%) ASP.NET
3 9 (5.06%) XML
4 8 (4.49%) Web Services
5 7 (3.93%) HTML
5 7 (3.93%) ADO.NET
6 6 (3.37%) jQuery
7 5 (2.81%) CSS
8 4 (2.25%) Classic ASP
8 4 (2.25%) ODBC
8 4 (2.25%) MDX
9 3 (1.69%) Application Packaging
9 3 (1.69%) Silverlight
9 3 (1.69%) Ajax
9 3 (1.69%) ADO
10 2 (1.12%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.12%) WCF
10 2 (1.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.99%) Clustering
2 10 (5.62%) Thin Client
2 10 (5.62%) Fat Client
3 9 (5.06%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.81%) iPhone
6 4 (2.25%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.25%) Celerra
6 4 (2.25%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.25%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.69%) Firmware
7 3 (1.69%) FMCG
7 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.12%) Replication
8 2 (1.12%) PKI
8 2 (1.12%) IPTV
9 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.56%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 104 (58.43%) Windows
2 75 (42.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (33.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (20.22%) Windows 7
5 32 (17.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (10.11%) Windows 8
7 13 (7.30%) Windows XP
8 12 (6.74%) Linux
9 10 (5.62%) SUSE
10 9 (5.06%) Android
11 6 (3.37%) Windows 2000
12 5 (2.81%) UNIX
13 4 (2.25%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (1.69%) Solaris
14 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.61%) ITIL
2 21 (11.80%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (10.11%) Migration
4 15 (8.43%) Configuration Management
4 15 (8.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (6.74%) CRM
6 10 (5.62%) Change Management
7 7 (3.93%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.37%) Unit Testing
9 5 (2.81%) Time Management
9 5 (2.81%) ETL
9 5 (2.81%) Business Analysis
10 4 (2.25%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (2.25%) Load Balancing
10 4 (2.25%) Data Management
10 4 (2.25%) Content Management
10 4 (2.25%) Data Modelling
10 4 (2.25%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.25%) UML
10 4 (2.25%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (32.02%) SQL
2 14 (7.87%) C#
3 12 (6.74%) T-SQL
4 11 (6.18%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.81%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (2.25%) VBScript
7 3 (1.69%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.69%) Perl
7 3 (1.69%) Java
8 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.56%) PHP
9 1 (0.56%) C++
9 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 117 (65.73%) MCSE
2 65 (36.52%) MCITP
3 48 (26.97%) MCTS
4 45 (25.28%) MCSA
5 41 (23.03%) MCP
6 20 (11.24%) Citrix Certification
7 18 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (10.11%) CCA
8 17 (9.55%) Security Cleared
8 17 (9.55%) Degree
8 17 (9.55%) SC Cleared
9 16 (8.99%) DV Cleared
10 15 (8.43%) CCNA
11 14 (7.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (7.30%) CCEE
13 11 (6.18%) CCNP
14 10 (5.62%) Linux+ Certification
14 10 (5.62%) Microsoft Certified Master
15 6 (3.37%) VCAP
15 6 (3.37%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.99%) SLA
2 4 (2.25%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 71 (39.89%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.61%) Hyper-V
3 18 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.11%) vSphere
4 17 (9.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (7.87%) UAG
6 10 (5.62%) IAG
7 9 (5.06%) XenDesktop
8 7 (3.93%) Terminal Server
8 7 (3.93%) XenApp
9 4 (2.25%) vCloud
10 3 (1.69%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.12%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.56%) NLBS
12 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (14.61%) SCCM
2 9 (5.06%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.93%) WSUS
3 7 (3.93%) SCOM
4 6 (3.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (2.81%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.69%) ARCserve
6 3 (1.69%) XenMobile
7 2 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.12%) MOM
8 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 153 (85.96%) Microsoft
2 45 (25.28%) VMware
3 30 (16.85%) HP
4 22 (12.36%) Citrix
5 17 (9.55%) Cisco
6 15 (8.43%) Symantec
7 13 (7.30%) AppSense
8 11 (6.18%) EMC
9 10 (5.62%) Red Hat
9 10 (5.62%) Fortinet
10 8 (4.49%) NetApp
11 7 (3.93%) Oracle
12 4 (2.25%) Dell
12 4 (2.25%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.25%) F5
12 4 (2.25%) MobileIron
12 4 (2.25%) SOTI
13 3 (1.69%) Mitel
13 3 (1.69%) Sun
14 2 (1.12%) Lotus
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