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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 78 45 71
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 68 105 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.72% 4.59% 2.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.53% 11.76% 7.82%
Number of salaries quoted 47 93 56
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £33,536
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
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
1041 893 742
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 41.62% 39.06% 35.66%
Number of salaries quoted 654 682 634
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 21 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 126 (82.89%) Microsoft
2 96 (63.16%) MCSE
3 91 (59.87%) Windows
4 66 (43.42%) MS Exchange
5 61 (40.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (39.47%) Active Directory
7 59 (38.82%) SQL Server
8 54 (35.53%) MCITP
9 46 (30.26%) MCTS
10 43 (28.29%) MS Excel
11 42 (27.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 42 (27.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 41 (26.97%) SQL
13 40 (26.32%) VMware
14 39 (25.66%) Windows 7
15 36 (23.68%) MCP
16 34 (22.37%) Exchange Server 2007
17 31 (20.39%) MCSA
18 29 (19.08%) Exchange Server 2003
19 28 (18.42%) Citrix
20 27 (17.76%) ITIL
20 27 (17.76%) HP
20 27 (17.76%) SCCM
21 25 (16.45%) SharePoint
22 24 (15.79%) TCP/IP
22 24 (15.79%) Hyper-V
23 23 (15.13%) Citrix Certification
23 23 (15.13%) Windows Server 2012
24 21 (13.82%) CCA
25 20 (13.16%) IIS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 66 (43.42%) MS Exchange
2 42 (27.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (22.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 29 (19.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 25 (16.45%) SharePoint
6 20 (13.16%) IIS
6 20 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (11.18%) Lync
8 5 (3.29%) Documentum
9 4 (2.63%) Lotus Domino
9 4 (2.63%) GroupWise
10 2 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 43 (28.29%) MS Excel
2 15 (9.87%) MS Office
3 8 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.66%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.61%) Office 365
2 4 (2.63%) IaaS
2 4 (2.63%) SaaS
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 17 (11.18%) Firewall
3 15 (9.87%) DNS
3 15 (9.87%) SAN
4 11 (7.24%) DHCP
5 8 (5.26%) LAN
5 8 (5.26%) WAN
5 8 (5.26%) Unified Communications
6 7 (4.61%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (4.61%) WAAS
6 7 (4.61%) PBX
7 6 (3.95%) VPN
8 5 (3.29%) SMTP
8 5 (3.29%) LDAP
8 5 (3.29%) VLAN
9 4 (2.63%) IMAP
9 4 (2.63%) Wireshark
9 4 (2.63%) Wireless
9 4 (2.63%) Internet
9 4 (2.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (38.82%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (9.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.97%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.32%) MySQL
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.66%) QlikView
8 1 (0.66%) MS Access
8 1 (0.66%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 8 (5.26%) Finance
2 3 (1.97%) French Language
2 3 (1.97%) German Language
2 3 (1.97%) Italian Language
2 3 (1.97%) Spanish Language
3 1 (0.66%) Publishing
3 1 (0.66%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (25.66%) Support Engineer
2 31 (20.39%) Consultant
3 25 (16.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (10.53%) Architect
4 16 (10.53%) Analyst
4 16 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 15 (9.87%) Microsoft Consultant
6 12 (7.89%) Developer
7 11 (7.24%) Support Analyst
8 10 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (6.58%) Citrix Engineer
8 10 (6.58%) Citrix Specialist
9 9 (5.92%) Technical Support
10 8 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
10 8 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
10 8 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 7 (4.61%) Security Support Engineer
11 7 (4.61%) Storage Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.61%) Storage Architect
11 7 (4.61%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.53%) .NET
2 12 (7.89%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.26%) HTML
3 8 (5.26%) Web Services
4 7 (4.61%) XML
4 7 (4.61%) ADO.NET
5 6 (3.95%) jQuery
5 6 (3.95%) CSS
6 4 (2.63%) Classic ASP
6 4 (2.63%) ODBC
7 3 (1.97%) Ajax
7 3 (1.97%) ADO
7 3 (1.97%) Application Packaging
7 3 (1.97%) MDX
7 3 (1.97%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (1.32%) WCF
8 2 (1.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.18%) Clustering
2 11 (7.24%) Thin Client
2 11 (7.24%) Fat Client
3 9 (5.92%) Blackberry
4 7 (4.61%) Celerra
4 7 (4.61%) CLARiiON
5 6 (3.95%) iPhone
6 4 (2.63%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.97%) Firmware
7 3 (1.97%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.97%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.32%) Replication
8 2 (1.32%) PKI
8 2 (1.32%) IPTV
8 2 (1.32%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.66%) Open Source
9 1 (0.66%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 91 (59.87%) Windows
2 61 (40.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (27.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (25.66%) Windows 7
5 23 (15.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 13 (8.55%) Windows XP
8 11 (7.24%) Linux
8 11 (7.24%) Android
9 10 (6.58%) SUSE
10 5 (3.29%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (1.97%) Solaris
12 3 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.76%) ITIL
2 19 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (11.84%) Migration
4 14 (9.21%) Configuration Management
5 10 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.61%) CRM
6 7 (4.61%) Change Management
7 6 (3.95%) Unit Testing
8 5 (3.29%) Time Management
8 5 (3.29%) Network Management
8 5 (3.29%) Business Analysis
9 4 (2.63%) Content Management
9 4 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (2.63%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (2.63%) Data Modelling
9 4 (2.63%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.63%) UML
9 4 (2.63%) Process Management
9 4 (2.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (26.97%) SQL
2 15 (9.87%) C#
3 12 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.29%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.63%) VBScript
7 3 (1.97%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.97%) Perl
7 3 (1.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.66%) PHP
8 1 (0.66%) C++
8 1 (0.66%) Java
8 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 96 (63.16%) MCSE
2 54 (35.53%) MCITP
3 46 (30.26%) MCTS
4 36 (23.68%) MCP
5 31 (20.39%) MCSA
6 23 (15.13%) Citrix Certification
7 21 (13.82%) CCA
8 17 (11.18%) SC Cleared
8 17 (11.18%) Security Cleared
8 17 (11.18%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (10.53%) DV Cleared
9 16 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (9.21%) CCNA
11 13 (8.55%) CCEE
12 12 (7.89%) Degree
13 10 (6.58%) Linux+ Certification
14 9 (5.92%) CCNP
14 9 (5.92%) NCDA
14 9 (5.92%) VCAP
15 8 (5.26%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.84%) SLA
2 4 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (39.47%) Active Directory
2 24 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 20 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (11.18%) vSphere
5 16 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (8.55%) UAG
7 12 (7.89%) XenDesktop
8 10 (6.58%) IAG
9 7 (4.61%) vCloud
9 7 (4.61%) Terminal Server
9 7 (4.61%) XenApp
10 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.32%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.66%) NLBS
11 1 (0.66%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (17.76%) SCCM
2 7 (4.61%) SCOM
2 7 (4.61%) WSUS
3 6 (3.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.97%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.97%) XenMobile
5 2 (1.32%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.66%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.66%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.66%) SCSM
6 1 (0.66%) MOM
Vendors
1 126 (82.89%) Microsoft
2 40 (26.32%) VMware
3 28 (18.42%) Citrix
4 27 (17.76%) HP
5 20 (13.16%) Cisco
6 15 (9.87%) EMC
7 13 (8.55%) AppSense
8 11 (7.24%) NetApp
9 10 (6.58%) Red Hat
10 9 (5.92%) Symantec
11 7 (4.61%) Oracle
11 7 (4.61%) 3PAR
12 5 (3.29%) Fortinet
13 4 (2.63%) F5
13 4 (2.63%) MobileIron
13 4 (2.63%) SOTI
14 3 (1.97%) Sun
14 3 (1.97%) Mitel
15 2 (1.32%) Avaya
15 2 (1.32%) Dell
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