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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 70 46 63
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 79 109 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.19% 4.49% 4.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.86% 12.07% 11.14%
Number of salaries quoted 62 93 77
Average salary £35,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.66% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,579 £22,400 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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
1005 903 790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 40.52% 37.21% 36.02%
Number of salaries quoted 592 650 572
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £33,600
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £67,000
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 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 111 (83.46%) Microsoft
2 88 (66.17%) Windows
3 85 (63.91%) MCSE
4 66 (49.62%) Active Directory
5 58 (43.61%) ITIL
6 49 (36.84%) MS Excel
7 48 (36.09%) SQL Server
8 46 (34.59%) MCP
9 41 (30.83%) HP
10 39 (29.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (27.82%) Cisco
12 35 (26.32%) VMware
13 34 (25.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 33 (24.81%) Security Cleared
15 30 (22.56%) VMware Infrastructure
15 30 (22.56%) MS Exchange
16 28 (21.05%) TCP/IP
16 28 (21.05%) SQL
16 28 (21.05%) DV Cleared
17 26 (19.55%) SC Cleared
17 26 (19.55%) MS Office
18 25 (18.80%) Cisco Certification
18 25 (18.80%) MCITP
19 24 (18.05%) SharePoint
19 24 (18.05%) Windows Server 2012
20 23 (17.29%) MCSA
20 23 (17.29%) IIS
20 23 (17.29%) MS Visio
20 23 (17.29%) Hyper-V
21 22 (16.54%) CCNA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 30 (22.56%) MS Exchange
2 24 (18.05%) SharePoint
3 23 (17.29%) IIS
4 20 (15.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (8.27%) Lync
6 10 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (3.01%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.50%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 49 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 26 (19.55%) MS Office
3 23 (17.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.52%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (5.26%) Office 365
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 19 (14.29%) DNS
3 18 (13.53%) LAN
3 18 (13.53%) SAN
4 14 (10.53%) WAN
5 13 (9.77%) DHCP
6 11 (8.27%) NAS
7 10 (7.52%) Firewall
8 7 (5.26%) PBX
8 7 (5.26%) VoIP
9 6 (4.51%) iSCSI
10 5 (3.76%) BIG-IP
10 5 (3.76%) MPLS
11 3 (2.26%) Internet
11 3 (2.26%) IP Telephony
11 3 (2.26%) VPN
11 3 (2.26%) Cisco IPT
12 2 (1.50%) VLAN
13 1 (0.75%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (36.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.52%) Oracle Database 10g
2 10 (7.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (7.52%) Oracle Database
3 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (9.77%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (16.54%) Finance
2 13 (9.77%) Retail
3 10 (7.52%) Billing
3 10 (7.52%) Legal
4 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.75%) Electronics
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (21.80%) Support Engineer
2 18 (13.53%) 2nd Line Support
2 18 (13.53%) Architect
3 16 (12.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 13 (9.77%) Analyst
5 12 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (8.27%) Technical Architect
7 9 (6.77%) Senior Consultant
7 9 (6.77%) Consultant
7 9 (6.77%) Junior
7 9 (6.77%) Developer
7 9 (6.77%) DBA
7 9 (6.77%) SQL DBA
8 8 (6.02%) IT Support
9 7 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Desktop Support
10 6 (4.51%) .NET Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Administrator
10 6 (4.51%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.77%) ASP.NET
1 13 (9.77%) CSS
1 13 (9.77%) HTML
1 13 (9.77%) .NET
1 13 (9.77%) jQuery
2 10 (7.52%) Software Packaging
3 9 (6.77%) AngularJS
3 9 (6.77%) HTML5
3 9 (6.77%) CSS3
4 8 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (3.01%) ADO.NET
5 4 (3.01%) XML
5 4 (3.01%) XSLT
5 4 (3.01%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.01%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.50%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.75%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.28%) Clustering
2 11 (8.27%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.52%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.76%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.76%) Statistics
4 5 (3.76%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.76%) EqualLogic
5 3 (2.26%) Replication
6 2 (1.50%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.50%) FMCG
7 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.75%) DTV
7 1 (0.75%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 88 (66.17%) Windows
2 39 (29.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (25.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (18.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (14.29%) Linux
6 16 (12.03%) Windows 7
7 15 (11.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (7.52%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.51%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.51%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.26%) AIX
10 3 (2.26%) UNIX
10 3 (2.26%) Solaris
11 1 (0.75%) HPUX
11 1 (0.75%) SUSE
11 1 (0.75%) Debian
11 1 (0.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (43.61%) ITIL
2 20 (15.04%) Migration
3 13 (9.77%) Configuration Management
3 13 (9.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (9.77%) MVC
4 12 (9.02%) Project Management
4 12 (9.02%) Load Balancing
5 10 (7.52%) SABSA
5 10 (7.52%) TOGAF
5 10 (7.52%) DoDAF
5 10 (7.52%) Project Planning
5 10 (7.52%) Business Development
5 10 (7.52%) SOA
5 10 (7.52%) Validation
5 10 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (6.77%) Server Monitoring
7 8 (6.02%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.51%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.51%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.05%) SQL
2 13 (9.77%) C#
2 13 (9.77%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.01%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 85 (63.91%) MCSE
2 46 (34.59%) MCP
3 33 (24.81%) Security Cleared
4 28 (21.05%) DV Cleared
5 26 (19.55%) SC Cleared
6 25 (18.80%) MCITP
6 25 (18.80%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (17.29%) MCSA
8 22 (16.54%) CCNA
9 17 (12.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (7.52%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (6.02%) Degree
11 8 (6.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (6.02%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (5.26%) MCTS
12 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 4 (3.01%) MCPD
14 3 (2.26%) BC Cleared
15 2 (1.50%) Network+ Certification
15 2 (1.50%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.03%) SLA
2 10 (7.52%) COBIT
3 1 (0.75%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (49.62%) Active Directory
2 30 (22.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (17.29%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.27%) vSphere
4 11 (8.27%) Terminal Services
5 10 (7.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 10 (7.52%) vCloud
6 7 (5.26%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.75%) UAG
7 1 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 6 (4.51%) SCCM
2 6 (4.51%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.50%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.50%) Nagios
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 111 (83.46%) Microsoft
2 41 (30.83%) HP
3 37 (27.82%) Cisco
4 35 (26.32%) VMware
5 20 (15.04%) Citrix
6 19 (14.29%) Oracle
7 16 (12.03%) Symantec
8 12 (9.02%) Juniper
9 11 (8.27%) Red Hat
10 10 (7.52%) Veritas
11 8 (6.02%) Avaya
12 7 (5.26%) CheckPoint
13 5 (3.76%) F5
13 5 (3.76%) Dell
14 1 (0.75%) EMC
14 1 (0.75%) Sybase
14 1 (0.75%) SAP
14 1 (0.75%) IBM
14 1 (0.75%) Apple
14 1 (0.75%) McAfee
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22979 - £24179 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £40000 per annum + Uplift and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Career Generation/Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago