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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 46 65 67
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 120 83 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 4.73% 3.84% 3.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.88% 10.84% 9.56%
Number of salaries quoted 104 72 73
Average salary £41,500 £43,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.14% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £34,500 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
932 766 816
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 36.72% 35.43% 34.24%
Number of salaries quoted 664 542 744
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 16 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 177 (81.57%) Microsoft
2 138 (63.59%) Windows
3 137 (63.13%) MCSE
4 107 (49.31%) Active Directory
5 102 (47.00%) MS Exchange
6 93 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 82 (37.79%) MCITP
8 73 (33.64%) SQL
9 72 (33.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 66 (30.41%) VMware
11 61 (28.11%) Exchange Server 2010
12 59 (27.19%) SQL Server
13 57 (26.27%) MCSA
14 56 (25.81%) MCP
14 56 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2007
15 55 (25.35%) Firewall
16 54 (24.88%) MS Excel
17 49 (22.58%) MCTS
18 47 (21.66%) IIS
19 45 (20.74%) TCP/IP
20 40 (18.43%) Hyper-V
21 39 (17.97%) Exchange Server 2003
21 39 (17.97%) Windows Server 2012
22 38 (17.51%) Exchange Server 2013
23 37 (17.05%) SAN
24 35 (16.13%) Lync
25 33 (15.21%) VMware Infrastructure
26 31 (14.29%) SharePoint
27 29 (13.36%) Cisco
28 28 (12.90%) HP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 102 (47.00%) MS Exchange
2 61 (28.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 56 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 47 (21.66%) IIS
5 39 (17.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 38 (17.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (16.13%) Lync
8 31 (14.29%) SharePoint
9 9 (4.15%) Lotus Domino
10 7 (3.23%) IBM Notes
11 6 (2.76%) Apache
12 3 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.92%) GroupWise
13 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.46%) Eucalyptus
14 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 54 (24.88%) MS Excel
2 18 (8.29%) MS Office
3 6 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (5.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.46%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.69%) Office 365
2 6 (2.76%) SaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.46%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 55 (25.35%) Firewall
2 45 (20.74%) TCP/IP
3 37 (17.05%) SAN
4 25 (11.52%) DNS
5 18 (8.29%) LAN
5 18 (8.29%) WAN
6 16 (7.37%) VLAN
7 12 (5.53%) Unified Communications
8 11 (5.07%) VPN
8 11 (5.07%) DHCP
8 11 (5.07%) VoIP
9 8 (3.69%) SMTP
10 6 (2.76%) LDAP
10 6 (2.76%) Internet
11 5 (2.30%) NAS
11 5 (2.30%) SSL
11 5 (2.30%) PBX
12 4 (1.84%) MPLS
12 4 (1.84%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.84%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (27.19%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.29%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (7.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (5.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (5.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.92%) DB2
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.46%) OLAP
10 1 (0.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.23%) MSTest
1 7 (3.23%) Rhino Mocks
1 7 (3.23%) Moq
1 7 (3.23%) NUnit
2 3 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.46%) Dreamweaver
General
1 22 (10.14%) Finance
2 8 (3.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.92%) Banking
4 1 (0.46%) French Language
4 1 (0.46%) German Language
4 1 (0.46%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (20.74%) Support Engineer
2 43 (19.82%) Consultant
3 22 (10.14%) Developer
3 22 (10.14%) Microsoft Consultant
4 18 (8.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (8.29%) .NET Developer
5 16 (7.37%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 12 (5.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 12 (5.53%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (5.53%) Desktop Support
8 10 (4.61%) SQL DBA
8 10 (4.61%) Server Engineer
8 10 (4.61%) Senior Support Engineer
8 10 (4.61%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 10 (4.61%) DBA
8 10 (4.61%) Technical Support
8 10 (4.61%) Technical Consultant
9 9 (4.15%) Microsoft BI Consultant
9 9 (4.15%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.90%) .NET
2 21 (9.68%) ASP.NET
3 13 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC
3 13 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 11 (5.07%) WCF
5 10 (4.61%) MDX
6 9 (4.15%) HTML
6 9 (4.15%) XML
7 8 (3.69%) CSS
7 8 (3.69%) Web Services
8 7 (3.23%) WPF
8 7 (3.23%) Spring.NET
8 7 (3.23%) Castle Windsor
8 7 (3.23%) Ninject
8 7 (3.23%) Razor View Engine
8 7 (3.23%) Unity DI Container
8 7 (3.23%) WinForms
9 4 (1.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (1.84%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.45%) Clustering
2 11 (5.07%) Inversion of Control
3 9 (4.15%) Visualisation
4 8 (3.69%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.30%) iPhone
6 5 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.84%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.38%) iPad
8 3 (1.38%) Open Source
8 3 (1.38%) FMCG
8 3 (1.38%) Firmware
9 2 (0.92%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.92%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.92%) PKI
9 2 (0.92%) IPTV
10 1 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 138 (63.59%) Windows
2 93 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (33.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (17.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (8.29%) Windows 7
6 13 (5.99%) Linux
7 12 (5.53%) Windows XP
8 10 (4.61%) Windows 8
9 9 (4.15%) UNIX
10 7 (3.23%) Windows 2000
11 5 (2.30%) Android
12 4 (1.84%) Solaris
12 4 (1.84%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.38%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.92%) SUSE
14 2 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (11.52%) Migration
2 24 (11.06%) ITIL
3 22 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (7.37%) CRM
5 16 (7.37%) Scrum
6 15 (6.91%) MVC
7 14 (6.45%) TDD
8 12 (5.53%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.07%) Dependency Injection
9 11 (5.07%) Kanban
9 11 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (5.07%) Web Application Development
9 11 (5.07%) ETL
9 11 (5.07%) Project Management
10 9 (4.15%) Master Data Management
10 9 (4.15%) Data Management
11 8 (3.69%) Configuration Management
11 8 (3.69%) Server Monitoring
11 8 (3.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (33.64%) SQL
2 16 (7.37%) T-SQL
2 16 (7.37%) C#
3 11 (5.07%) PowerShell
4 10 (4.61%) VB.NET
5 9 (4.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 7 (3.23%) VB
7 6 (2.76%) Java
8 5 (2.30%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.30%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.84%) Perl
10 3 (1.38%) VBScript
11 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.46%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.46%) Ruby
11 1 (0.46%) VBA
11 1 (0.46%) PHP
11 1 (0.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 137 (63.13%) MCSE
2 82 (37.79%) MCITP
3 57 (26.27%) MCSA
4 56 (25.81%) MCP
5 49 (22.58%) MCTS
6 24 (11.06%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (10.60%) CCNA
7 23 (10.60%) Degree
8 19 (8.76%) Security Cleared
9 18 (8.29%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 13 (5.99%) SC Cleared
11 11 (5.07%) DV Cleared
11 11 (5.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (5.07%) MCAD
11 11 (5.07%) MCSD
12 8 (3.69%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (2.76%) CCNP
14 5 (2.30%) CCEE
14 5 (2.30%) CCA
15 4 (1.84%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.23%) SLA
2 4 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 107 (49.31%) Active Directory
2 40 (18.43%) Hyper-V
3 33 (15.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (7.83%) vSphere
5 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (3.23%) ISA Server
6 7 (3.23%) Terminal Server
7 5 (2.30%) UAG
7 5 (2.30%) XenApp
8 4 (1.84%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.38%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.38%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.92%) vCloud
10 2 (0.92%) XenServer
10 2 (0.92%) IAG
11 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.46%) PowerConvert
11 1 (0.46%) Xen
11 1 (0.46%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 20 (9.22%) SCCM
2 17 (7.83%) Backup Exec
3 11 (5.07%) NetBackup
4 10 (4.61%) WSUS
5 5 (2.30%) ARCserve
6 4 (1.84%) SCOM
7 3 (1.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.92%) MOM
8 2 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.92%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.92%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.46%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.46%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.46%) SCSM
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 177 (81.57%) Microsoft
2 66 (30.41%) VMware
3 29 (13.36%) Cisco
4 28 (12.90%) HP
5 19 (8.76%) Citrix
6 17 (7.83%) Symantec
7 16 (7.37%) Fortinet
8 13 (5.99%) Oracle
9 7 (3.23%) Dell
9 7 (3.23%) Lotus
10 5 (2.30%) NetApp
11 4 (1.84%) IBM
11 4 (1.84%) EMC
12 3 (1.38%) F5
12 3 (1.38%) AppSense
12 3 (1.38%) Sun
12 3 (1.38%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.38%) Avaya
12 3 (1.38%) Juniper
13 2 (0.92%) CheckPoint
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