Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 115 108
Rank change year-on-year -14 -7 -25
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 77 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.15% 2.24% 2.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.47% 6.56% 6.72%
Number of salaries quoted 17 68 109
Reading median annual salary £40,000 £44,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.11% +18.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £23,300 £26,100 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,750 £80,000 £60,000
Berkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -23.47%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Reading
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 778 1174 1711
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 33.01% 34.09% 36.95%
Number of salaries quoted 593 794 1252
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £28,950 £28,575 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +8.25% +3.19%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification 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 in Reading.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Reading

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Reading over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 24 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 13 (48.15%) ITIL
3 12 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (33.33%) MCSE
4 9 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 8 (29.63%) C#
5 8 (29.63%) SQL
5 8 (29.63%) Degree
6 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
6 7 (25.93%) VMware
6 7 (25.93%) .NET
6 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (25.93%) MCP
6 7 (25.93%) Windows
6 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
6 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (22.22%) Office 365
7 6 (22.22%) SAN
7 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 6 (22.22%) CSS
7 6 (22.22%) HTML
7 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 6 (22.22%) Firewall
7 6 (22.22%) MVC
8 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (18.52%) TDD
8 5 (18.52%) Linux
8 5 (18.52%) SLA

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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 9 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (18.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (7.41%) Umbraco
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.70%) IIS
5 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (14.81%) InfoPath
3 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (22.22%) Office 365
4 3 (11.11%) IaaS
5 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Firewall
1 6 (22.22%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) LAN
2 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.11%) VLAN
2 3 (11.11%) WAN
3 2 (7.41%) NAS
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) FCoE
4 1 (3.70%) HTTP
4 1 (3.70%) Network Security
4 1 (3.70%) PBX
4 1 (3.70%) Skype
4 1 (3.70%) SMTP
4 1 (3.70%) SNMP
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Subversion
1 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (14.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.70%) Redmine
General
1 2 (7.41%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Front Office
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Support Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Azure Architect
6 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Office 365 Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Service Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 6 (22.22%) CSS
2 6 (22.22%) HTML
3 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
3 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (14.81%) Entity Framework
3 4 (14.81%) HTML5
3 4 (14.81%) jQuery
3 4 (14.81%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (14.81%) LINQ
3 4 (14.81%) LINQ to SQL
3 4 (14.81%) Silverlight
3 4 (14.81%) WCF
3 4 (14.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.81%) Algorithms
2 4 (14.81%) N-Tier
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.70%) CentOS
5 1 (3.70%) Fedora
5 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.70%) Unix
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) MVC
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
3 5 (18.52%) TDD
3 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
4 4 (14.81%) Data Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) Load Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Mathematics
4 4 (14.81%) Memory Management
4 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
4 4 (14.81%) OO
4 4 (14.81%) OOD
4 4 (14.81%) OOP
4 4 (14.81%) SOA
4 4 (14.81%) Software Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) UML
4 4 (14.81%) Use Case
4 4 (14.81%) Workflow
4 4 (14.81%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) C#
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
4 2 (7.41%) C
4 2 (7.41%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.70%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) MCSE
2 8 (29.63%) Degree
3 7 (25.93%) MCP
4 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (11.11%) HND
6 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (7.41%) CCNA
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (7.41%) MCSA
8 1 (3.70%) CISSP
8 1 (3.70%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (3.70%) GIAC
8 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
8 1 (3.70%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (3.70%) SANS
8 1 (3.70%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (3.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
2 4 (14.81%) QA
3 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) NFS
3 1 (3.70%) Samba
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) VMware NSX
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) HP
4 4 (14.81%) DevExpress
4 4 (14.81%) Telerik
5 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) EMC
5 1 (3.70%) Kaspersky
5 1 (3.70%) NetApp
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds