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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 76 102 94
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 36 41 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.57% 1.90% 2.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.27% 4.83% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 27 40 43
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £36,800 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
495 849 981
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 35.36% 39.29% 43.10%
Number of salaries quoted 295 623 554
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £37,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 74 (86.05%) Microsoft
2 52 (60.47%) Windows
3 45 (52.33%) MCSE
4 42 (48.84%) SQL Server
5 41 (47.67%) Active Directory
6 39 (45.35%) VMware
7 35 (40.70%) Cisco
8 33 (38.37%) TCP/IP
8 33 (38.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (37.21%) MCITP
9 32 (37.21%) MS Excel
10 29 (33.72%) Hyper-V
11 25 (29.07%) Linux
12 24 (27.91%) SharePoint
12 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (26.74%) Office 365
13 23 (26.74%) Presales
14 22 (25.58%) HP
14 22 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (25.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 21 (24.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (24.42%) vSphere
15 21 (24.42%) MCP
15 21 (24.42%) Red Hat
15 21 (24.42%) CCNA
16 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (23.26%) IIS
17 19 (22.09%) SQL
18 18 (20.93%) C#
18 18 (20.93%) .NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (27.91%) SharePoint
2 20 (23.26%) IIS
3 12 (13.95%) MS Exchange
4 8 (9.30%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (5.81%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.65%) WebSphere
7 3 (3.49%) Documentum
8 2 (2.33%) Apache
8 2 (2.33%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.33%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (37.21%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.47%) MS Visio
3 6 (6.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (26.74%) Office 365
2 16 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (13.95%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.33%) IaaS
5 2 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (38.37%) TCP/IP
2 17 (19.77%) DNS
3 15 (17.44%) DHCP
3 15 (17.44%) LAN
4 14 (16.28%) WAN
5 10 (11.63%) Firewall
6 8 (9.30%) VLAN
7 7 (8.14%) VPN
8 6 (6.98%) Skype
8 6 (6.98%) VoIP
9 5 (5.81%) Intranet
9 5 (5.81%) SAN
10 3 (3.49%) Internet
11 2 (2.33%) CTI
11 2 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (2.33%) Kerberos
11 2 (2.33%) PBX
11 2 (2.33%) SSL
11 2 (2.33%) Unified Communications
12 1 (1.16%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (48.84%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.95%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (8.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (2.33%) MySQL
8 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (6.98%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.49%) Advertising
4 2 (2.33%) French Language
5 1 (1.16%) German Language
5 1 (1.16%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (1.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (20.93%) Support Engineer
2 16 (18.60%) Architect
3 15 (17.44%) Developer
3 15 (17.44%) Technical Architect
4 14 (16.28%) Cloud Architect
5 12 (13.95%) Consultant
5 12 (13.95%) Virtualisation Architect
5 12 (13.95%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
6 10 (11.63%) C# Developer
7 9 (10.47%) Senior Architect
7 9 (10.47%) Senior Technical Architect
8 7 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (6.98%) .NET Developer
9 6 (6.98%) Administrator
9 6 (6.98%) Azure Consultant
9 6 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (6.98%) DBA
9 6 (6.98%) Junior
9 6 (6.98%) SQL DBA
10 5 (5.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.93%) .NET
2 15 (17.44%) HTML
3 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET
3 14 (16.28%) CSS
3 14 (16.28%) jQuery
4 13 (15.12%) AngularJS
4 13 (15.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 13 (15.12%) HTML5
5 12 (13.95%) CSS3
6 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (6.98%) XML
8 5 (5.81%) Handlebars
8 5 (5.81%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (5.81%) React
9 2 (2.33%) Web Services
10 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.16%) Entity Framework
10 1 (1.16%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (1.16%) WCF
10 1 (1.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.93%) Data Centre
2 16 (18.60%) Clustering
3 9 (10.47%) N-Tier
4 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.65%) PKI
6 3 (3.49%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.33%) IVR
7 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.33%) Replication
8 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 52 (60.47%) Windows
2 25 (29.07%) Linux
3 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (24.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (20.93%) Windows Server
7 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (8.14%) Windows 7
9 4 (4.65%) Unix
10 3 (3.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (3.49%) Ubuntu
10 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.33%) Windows 10
11 2 (2.33%) Windows NT
12 1 (1.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.74%) Presales
2 17 (19.77%) Project Management
3 15 (17.44%) ITIL
3 15 (17.44%) Load Balancing
3 15 (17.44%) MVC
3 15 (17.44%) Project Planning
3 15 (17.44%) Validation
4 12 (13.95%) SDLC
5 10 (11.63%) Problem Management
6 9 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.47%) Migration
6 9 (10.47%) SOA
7 7 (8.14%) High Availability
7 7 (8.14%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.98%) Web Development
9 5 (5.81%) CRM
9 5 (5.81%) Document Management
9 5 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.81%) Web Application Development
10 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.09%) SQL
2 18 (20.93%) C#
3 14 (16.28%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.30%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (52.33%) MCSE
2 32 (37.21%) MCITP
3 22 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (25.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 21 (24.42%) CCNA
4 21 (24.42%) MCP
5 15 (17.44%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (16.28%) MCSA
7 11 (12.79%) MCTS
8 8 (9.30%) Security Cleared
9 5 (5.81%) A+ Certification
9 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
10 4 (4.65%) CCNP
10 4 (4.65%) Degree
10 4 (4.65%) VCP5
11 3 (3.49%) CCA
11 3 (3.49%) CCAA
11 3 (3.49%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.49%) VCP6
11 3 (3.49%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.49%) SLA
2 2 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (47.67%) Active Directory
2 33 (38.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (33.72%) Hyper-V
4 21 (24.42%) vSphere
5 18 (20.93%) vCloud
6 15 (17.44%) Terminal Services
6 15 (17.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 9 (10.47%) XenApp
8 2 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (17.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 11 (12.79%) SCCM
3 6 (6.98%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.49%) PowerCLI
4 3 (3.49%) SCOM
4 3 (3.49%) vRealize
4 3 (3.49%) WSUS
5 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.33%) Nessus
5 2 (2.33%) Nmap
6 1 (1.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 74 (86.05%) Microsoft
2 39 (45.35%) VMware
3 35 (40.70%) Cisco
4 22 (25.58%) HP
5 21 (24.42%) Red Hat
6 15 (17.44%) Veritas
7 11 (12.79%) Citrix
8 7 (8.14%) NetApp
9 6 (6.98%) Avaya
10 5 (5.81%) Veeam
11 4 (4.65%) Symantec
12 3 (3.49%) Epicor
12 3 (3.49%) Huawei
12 3 (3.49%) Lumension
12 3 (3.49%) Mitel
12 3 (3.49%) Oracle
13 2 (2.33%) Dell
13 2 (2.33%) Juniper
13 2 (2.33%) Lotus
13 2 (2.33%) Novell