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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 64 45 76
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +31
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 78 100 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.12% 4.45% 2.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.66% 11.92% 8.12%
Number of salaries quoted 48 90 56
Average salary £39,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.22% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,950 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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
1018 839 714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 40.70% 37.36% 35.58%
Number of salaries quoted 639 630 612
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 15 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 132 (83.02%) Microsoft
2 103 (64.78%) MCSE
3 96 (60.38%) Windows
4 65 (40.88%) Active Directory
5 63 (39.62%) SQL Server
5 63 (39.62%) MS Exchange
5 63 (39.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (34.59%) MCITP
7 48 (30.19%) VMware
8 46 (28.93%) MCTS
9 44 (27.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 41 (25.79%) Windows 7
11 40 (25.16%) Exchange Server 2010
11 40 (25.16%) MS Excel
11 40 (25.16%) SQL
12 34 (21.38%) MCP
12 34 (21.38%) Citrix
13 33 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2003
14 30 (18.87%) Hyper-V
14 30 (18.87%) Exchange Server 2007
15 29 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
15 29 (18.24%) HP
15 29 (18.24%) ITIL
16 28 (17.61%) Citrix Certification
16 28 (17.61%) SCCM
17 27 (16.98%) Cisco
18 26 (16.35%) SharePoint
18 26 (16.35%) MCSA
19 24 (15.09%) CCA
20 23 (14.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 63 (39.62%) MS Exchange
2 40 (25.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 30 (18.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (16.35%) SharePoint
6 17 (10.69%) IIS
7 15 (9.43%) Lync
7 15 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (4.40%) Documentum
9 4 (2.52%) Lotus Domino
9 4 (2.52%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (25.16%) MS Excel
2 16 (10.06%) MS Office
3 7 (4.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.40%) Office 365
2 4 (2.52%) IaaS
3 3 (1.89%) SaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.84%) TCP/IP
2 15 (9.43%) DNS
2 15 (9.43%) Firewall
3 12 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (7.55%) SAN
4 10 (6.29%) DHCP
4 10 (6.29%) WAAS
5 8 (5.03%) PBX
6 7 (4.40%) Unified Communications
7 6 (3.77%) LAN
7 6 (3.77%) NetScaler
7 6 (3.77%) VPN
7 6 (3.77%) WAN
8 5 (3.14%) SMTP
8 5 (3.14%) LDAP
8 5 (3.14%) Ethernet
9 4 (2.52%) FTP
9 4 (2.52%) HTTP
9 4 (2.52%) GPRS
9 4 (2.52%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (39.62%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (8.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (6.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.26%) MySQL
9 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.63%) MS Access
10 1 (0.63%) DB2
10 1 (0.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (4.40%) Finance
2 6 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.52%) German Language
4 3 (1.89%) Italian Language
4 3 (1.89%) Spanish Language
4 3 (1.89%) French Language
5 1 (0.63%) Publishing
5 1 (0.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (23.90%) Support Engineer
2 30 (18.87%) Consultant
3 24 (15.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (13.84%) Architect
5 18 (11.32%) Analyst
6 16 (10.06%) Microsoft Consultant
7 15 (9.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 13 (8.18%) Support Analyst
8 13 (8.18%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (7.55%) Virtualisation Architect
10 11 (6.92%) Developer
11 10 (6.29%) Citrix Engineer
11 10 (6.29%) Storage Architect
11 10 (6.29%) Citrix Specialist
11 10 (6.29%) Storage Solutions Architect
12 9 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 9 (5.66%) Technical Support
13 8 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support
13 8 (5.03%) Security Engineer
13 8 (5.03%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.18%) .NET
2 11 (6.92%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.77%) HTML
3 6 (3.77%) jQuery
3 6 (3.77%) ADO.NET
3 6 (3.77%) Web Services
3 6 (3.77%) XML
4 5 (3.14%) CSS
5 4 (2.52%) MDX
5 4 (2.52%) ODBC
6 3 (1.89%) Classic ASP
6 3 (1.89%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.26%) WCF
7 2 (1.26%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (1.26%) ADO
7 2 (1.26%) Ajax
7 2 (1.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.06%) Clustering
2 13 (8.18%) Thin Client
2 13 (8.18%) Fat Client
3 10 (6.29%) Celerra
3 10 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.29%) CLARiiON
4 8 (5.03%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.77%) iPhone
6 4 (2.52%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.52%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.52%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.89%) Firmware
7 3 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.26%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.26%) PKI
8 2 (1.26%) Replication
8 2 (1.26%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.63%) Open Source
9 1 (0.63%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 96 (60.38%) Windows
2 63 (39.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (27.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (25.79%) Windows 7
5 23 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (12.58%) Windows 8
7 15 (9.43%) Windows XP
8 12 (7.55%) Android
9 11 (6.92%) Linux
10 10 (6.29%) SUSE
11 7 (4.40%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.52%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (1.89%) Solaris
13 3 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.24%) ITIL
2 21 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (12.58%) Migration
4 18 (11.32%) Configuration Management
5 10 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (4.40%) CRM
7 7 (4.40%) Network Management
8 6 (3.77%) Unit Testing
8 6 (3.77%) Change Management
9 5 (3.14%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.14%) Time Management
10 4 (2.52%) Data Migration
10 4 (2.52%) Integration Testing
10 4 (2.52%) Test Scripting
10 4 (2.52%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (2.52%) Master Data Management
10 4 (2.52%) Software Distribution
10 4 (2.52%) Use Case
10 4 (2.52%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.16%) SQL
2 13 (8.18%) C#
3 10 (6.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.77%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.14%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (1.89%) VBScript
7 3 (1.89%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.89%) Perl
8 1 (0.63%) PHP
8 1 (0.63%) C++
8 1 (0.63%) Java
8 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 103 (64.78%) MCSE
2 55 (34.59%) MCITP
3 46 (28.93%) MCTS
4 34 (21.38%) MCP
5 28 (17.61%) Citrix Certification
6 26 (16.35%) MCSA
7 24 (15.09%) CCA
8 23 (14.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (11.32%) SC Cleared
9 18 (11.32%) Security Cleared
10 17 (10.69%) DV Cleared
11 15 (9.43%) CCEE
11 15 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (8.81%) VTSP
13 13 (8.18%) VCAP
14 12 (7.55%) Degree
15 11 (6.92%) NCDA
15 11 (6.92%) NCIE
16 10 (6.29%) CCIA
16 10 (6.29%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.32%) SLA
2 4 (2.52%) QA
3 3 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 65 (40.88%) Active Directory
2 30 (18.87%) Hyper-V
3 29 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (13.84%) vSphere
5 17 (10.69%) XenDesktop
6 15 (9.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (7.55%) UAG
7 12 (7.55%) vCloud
8 10 (6.29%) IAG
9 9 (5.66%) XenApp
10 7 (4.40%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.26%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.63%) XenServer
12 1 (0.63%) NLBS
12 1 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 28 (17.61%) SCCM
2 8 (5.03%) SCOM
3 7 (4.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (4.40%) WSUS
4 5 (3.14%) XenMobile
4 5 (3.14%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.26%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.63%) SCSM
6 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 132 (83.02%) Microsoft
2 48 (30.19%) VMware
3 34 (21.38%) Citrix
4 29 (18.24%) HP
5 27 (16.98%) Cisco
6 22 (13.84%) EMC
7 18 (11.32%) NetApp
8 13 (8.18%) AppSense
9 10 (6.29%) Red Hat
9 10 (6.29%) 3PAR
10 8 (5.03%) Symantec
10 8 (5.03%) Oracle
11 4 (2.52%) IBM
11 4 (2.52%) Fortinet
11 4 (2.52%) F5
11 4 (2.52%) MobileIron
11 4 (2.52%) SOTI
12 3 (1.89%) Sun
12 3 (1.89%) Avaya
13 2 (1.26%) Mitel
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + £10k bonus, £6k car, negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
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Austin Fraser
Salary: £39000 - £40000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: Circa 30-50k + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
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Interact Consulting
Salary: 25-27k
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Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum
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Salary: £50000 per annum + competitive
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