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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 84 62 43
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -19
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 61 78 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.74% 3.32% 5.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.42% 8.63% 13.96%
Number of salaries quoted 49 65 96
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,579 £23,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -1.33%
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
822 904 795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 36.86% 38.48% 35.89%
Number of salaries quoted 534 624 616
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,579 £29,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £70,000
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 29 May 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 105 (84.68%) Microsoft
2 88 (70.97%) Windows
3 79 (63.71%) MCSE
4 61 (49.19%) Active Directory
5 60 (48.39%) ITIL
6 55 (44.35%) MS Excel
7 42 (33.87%) MCP
7 42 (33.87%) SQL Server
8 40 (32.26%) HP
9 37 (29.84%) Cisco
10 34 (27.42%) MS Exchange
10 34 (27.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (24.19%) Security Cleared
11 30 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
12 29 (23.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (23.39%) Hyper-V
12 29 (23.39%) VMware
13 28 (22.58%) SC Cleared
13 28 (22.58%) CCNA
13 28 (22.58%) MCSA
14 26 (20.97%) DV Cleared
14 26 (20.97%) Exchange Server 2010
15 25 (20.16%) MS Visio
16 24 (19.35%) LAN
16 24 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
16 24 (19.35%) MCITP
16 24 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
17 23 (18.55%) TCP/IP
17 23 (18.55%) SharePoint
17 23 (18.55%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 34 (27.42%) MS Exchange
2 26 (20.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (18.55%) SharePoint
4 21 (16.94%) IIS
5 15 (12.10%) Lync
6 10 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.81%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 55 (44.35%) MS Excel
2 25 (20.16%) MS Visio
3 20 (16.13%) MS Office
4 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.87%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.45%) Office 365
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.81%) Nimbula
3 1 (0.81%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.35%) LAN
2 23 (18.55%) TCP/IP
2 23 (18.55%) SAN
3 21 (16.94%) WAN
4 17 (13.71%) DNS
5 15 (12.10%) DHCP
6 14 (11.29%) VoIP
7 12 (9.68%) NAS
8 11 (8.87%) iSCSI
9 10 (8.06%) Firewall
10 5 (4.03%) MPLS
10 5 (4.03%) VPN
10 5 (4.03%) BIG-IP
11 4 (3.23%) PBX
11 4 (3.23%) Internet
12 2 (1.61%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.61%) Cisco IPT
12 2 (1.61%) VLAN
12 2 (1.61%) LDAP
12 2 (1.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (33.87%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.06%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (8.06%) Oracle Database 10g
2 10 (8.06%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (14.52%) Finance
2 13 (10.48%) Retail
3 10 (8.06%) Legal
3 10 (8.06%) Billing
4 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (23.39%) Support Engineer
2 19 (15.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (14.52%) Architect
3 18 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (13.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 11 (8.87%) Technical Architect
6 10 (8.06%) Analyst
7 8 (6.45%) Developer
8 7 (5.65%) Junior
8 7 (5.65%) Consultant
8 7 (5.65%) DBA
8 7 (5.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.65%) SQL DBA
9 6 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) IT Support
10 5 (4.03%) Security Support Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Account Manager
10 5 (4.03%) Senior Consultant
10 5 (4.03%) Administrator
10 5 (4.03%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.48%) CSS
2 12 (9.68%) .NET
2 12 (9.68%) HTML
2 12 (9.68%) ASP.NET
3 11 (8.87%) jQuery
4 10 (8.06%) Software Packaging
5 8 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (5.65%) CSS3
6 7 (5.65%) HTML5
6 7 (5.65%) AngularJS
7 5 (4.03%) XML
8 4 (3.23%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.23%) XSLT
8 4 (3.23%) ADO.NET
8 4 (3.23%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.61%) Application Packaging
9 2 (1.61%) COM
10 1 (0.81%) AppFabric
10 1 (0.81%) SAML
10 1 (0.81%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.29%) Clustering
2 13 (10.48%) Management Information System
3 12 (9.68%) Data Centre
4 11 (8.87%) N-Tier
5 7 (5.65%) EqualLogic
6 5 (4.03%) Statistics
7 4 (3.23%) Replication
8 2 (1.61%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.61%) FMCG
8 2 (1.61%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.61%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.81%) Social Media
9 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.81%) BYOD
9 1 (0.81%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.81%) DTV
9 1 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 88 (70.97%) Windows
2 34 (27.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (23.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (16.13%) Linux
6 16 (12.90%) Windows 7
7 15 (12.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (5.65%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.03%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.23%) UNIX
11 3 (2.42%) Solaris
11 3 (2.42%) AIX
11 3 (2.42%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.81%) HPUX
12 1 (0.81%) Android
12 1 (0.81%) SUSE
12 1 (0.81%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (48.39%) ITIL
2 17 (13.71%) Migration
3 14 (11.29%) Configuration Management
3 14 (11.29%) Project Management
3 14 (11.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (9.68%) Load Balancing
5 11 (8.87%) SOA
5 11 (8.87%) MVC
6 10 (8.06%) Validation
6 10 (8.06%) TOGAF
6 10 (8.06%) Project Planning
6 10 (8.06%) Business Development
6 10 (8.06%) DoDAF
6 10 (8.06%) SABSA
7 8 (6.45%) PRINCE2
8 7 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.03%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.03%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (4.03%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.32%) SQL
2 12 (9.68%) JavaScript
2 12 (9.68%) C#
3 4 (3.23%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.61%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 79 (63.71%) MCSE
2 42 (33.87%) MCP
3 30 (24.19%) Security Cleared
3 30 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (22.58%) SC Cleared
4 28 (22.58%) CCNA
4 28 (22.58%) MCSA
5 26 (20.97%) DV Cleared
6 24 (19.35%) MCITP
7 17 (13.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (10.48%) Degree
9 10 (8.06%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (7.26%) MCTS
11 7 (5.65%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (5.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (4.03%) MCPD
13 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 3 (2.42%) CCNP
14 2 (1.61%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (1.61%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.90%) SLA
2 10 (8.06%) COBIT
3 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 61 (49.19%) Active Directory
2 29 (23.39%) Hyper-V
3 24 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (8.87%) vCloud
4 11 (8.87%) Terminal Services
5 10 (8.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 10 (8.06%) vSphere
6 2 (1.61%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.61%) UAG
7 1 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.81%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (8.06%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 4 (3.23%) SCCM
3 2 (1.61%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.61%) Nagios
3 2 (1.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.81%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.81%) SCOM
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 105 (84.68%) Microsoft
2 40 (32.26%) HP
3 37 (29.84%) Cisco
4 29 (23.39%) VMware
5 17 (13.71%) Symantec
5 17 (13.71%) Oracle
6 13 (10.48%) Juniper
7 12 (9.68%) Citrix
8 11 (8.87%) Red Hat
9 10 (8.06%) Veritas
10 8 (6.45%) CheckPoint
11 7 (5.65%) Dell
12 6 (4.84%) F5
13 4 (3.23%) Avaya
14 2 (1.61%) EMC
15 1 (0.81%) 3PAR
15 1 (0.81%) Sonus
15 1 (0.81%) MobileIron
15 1 (0.81%) Apple
15 1 (0.81%) CA
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