The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 97 56 50
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 140 254 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.33% 4.33% 4.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.47% 12.79% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 98 224 240
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £29,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Microsoft Certification
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2163 1986 1887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.06% 33.87% 34.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1273 1389 1584
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Berkshire region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -17 79 £37,500 -6.25% 19
Newbury +2 14 £33,250 -30.00% 4
Windsor - 9 £27,500 -
Slough -24 5 £37,000 -17.77% 1
Maidenhead -29 4 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Ascot -2 2 £40,000 +14.28%
Bracknell -41 1 £40,000 - 3
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 223 (79.36%) Microsoft
2 188 (66.90%) Windows
3 181 (64.41%) MCSE
4 109 (38.79%) Active Directory
5 104 (37.01%) MCITP
6 102 (36.30%) VMware
7 90 (32.03%) MS Excel
7 90 (32.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 88 (31.32%) SQL Server
9 87 (30.96%) MS Exchange
10 78 (27.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 74 (26.33%) Cisco
12 72 (25.62%) SQL
12 72 (25.62%) ITIL
13 68 (24.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 65 (23.13%) MCTS
15 64 (22.78%) Windows 7
16 62 (22.06%) Citrix
17 59 (21.00%) MCSA
18 58 (20.64%) Exchange Server 2010
19 56 (19.93%) MCP
20 54 (19.22%) Cisco Certification
21 52 (18.51%) Windows Server 2012
22 50 (17.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 49 (17.44%) Hyper-V
24 47 (16.73%) SCCM
24 47 (16.73%) CCNA
25 45 (16.01%) HP
25 45 (16.01%) MS Office
26 43 (15.30%) TCP/IP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 87 (30.96%) MS Exchange
2 58 (20.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (14.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 37 (13.17%) SharePoint
5 31 (11.03%) IIS
5 31 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 31 (11.03%) Lync
6 17 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (3.20%) Documentum
8 5 (1.78%) Lotus Domino
8 5 (1.78%) GroupWise
9 4 (1.42%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.71%) Apache
10 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.71%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.36%) CMS
11 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 90 (32.03%) MS Excel
2 45 (16.01%) MS Office
3 7 (2.49%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.42%) MS Project
5 3 (1.07%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.12%) Office 365
2 14 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.85%) IaaS
4 6 (2.14%) SaaS
5 3 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.07%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 43 (15.30%) TCP/IP
2 41 (14.59%) DNS
3 38 (13.52%) Firewall
4 26 (9.25%) SAN
5 20 (7.12%) Internet
6 18 (6.41%) VPN
6 18 (6.41%) DHCP
7 16 (5.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (5.34%) WAN
8 15 (5.34%) NAS
9 14 (4.98%) Unified Communications
9 14 (4.98%) PBX
9 14 (4.98%) VoIP
10 12 (4.27%) WAAS
10 12 (4.27%) LAN
10 12 (4.27%) SMTP
11 9 (3.20%) NetScaler
12 7 (2.49%) HTTP
13 6 (2.14%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (2.14%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (31.32%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (4.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (3.56%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.14%) Data Mining
8 6 (2.14%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.42%) Big Data
10 4 (1.42%) Text Mining
11 3 (1.07%) MS Access
11 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (1.07%) QlikView
12 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.36%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (5.69%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.14%) Subversion
4 4 (1.42%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.42%) JIRA
5 2 (0.71%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (0.71%) NUnit
General
1 19 (6.76%) Finance
2 10 (3.56%) German Language
3 9 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.85%) French Language
5 7 (2.49%) Legal
6 3 (1.07%) Games
6 3 (1.07%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.71%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.71%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (25.27%) Support Engineer
2 55 (19.57%) Consultant
3 39 (13.88%) Analyst
4 34 (12.10%) 2nd Line Support
5 32 (11.39%) Architect
6 29 (10.32%) Support Analyst
7 26 (9.25%) 3rd Line Support
8 23 (8.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 21 (7.47%) Technical Support
10 20 (7.12%) Developer
11 17 (6.05%) Technical Consultant
11 17 (6.05%) Technical Support Engineer
11 17 (6.05%) Technical Engineer
11 17 (6.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 16 (5.69%) Virtualisation Architect
13 15 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (5.34%) IT Support
13 15 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 14 (4.98%) Microsoft Consultant
15 12 (4.27%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.68%) .NET
2 21 (7.47%) ASP.NET
3 13 (4.63%) HTML
3 13 (4.63%) XML
4 12 (4.27%) jQuery
5 10 (3.56%) WCF
6 9 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (2.85%) CSS
8 7 (2.49%) Web Services
8 7 (2.49%) Ajax
9 6 (2.14%) Software Packaging
10 5 (1.78%) ADO.NET
10 5 (1.78%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.78%) Application Packaging
11 4 (1.42%) WPF
11 4 (1.42%) Lucene
11 4 (1.42%) WSDL
12 3 (1.07%) MAPI
12 3 (1.07%) CGI
12 3 (1.07%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.98%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.98%) Clustering
3 13 (4.63%) Thin Client
3 13 (4.63%) Blackberry
3 13 (4.63%) Fat Client
4 12 (4.27%) Celerra
4 12 (4.27%) CLARiiON
5 8 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.49%) PMI
7 5 (1.78%) EqualLogic
8 4 (1.42%) Social Media
8 4 (1.42%) iPhone
8 4 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.42%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.42%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.07%) Open Source
10 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.71%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 188 (66.90%) Windows
2 90 (32.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (24.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 64 (22.78%) Windows 7
5 52 (18.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (9.61%) Windows 8
7 18 (6.41%) Windows XP
7 18 (6.41%) Linux
8 16 (5.69%) Android
9 9 (3.20%) Windows 2000
10 8 (2.85%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (2.85%) SUSE
11 7 (2.49%) UNIX
12 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.71%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.71%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (25.62%) ITIL
2 27 (9.61%) Migration
3 21 (7.47%) Configuration Management
4 19 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (6.41%) CRM
6 16 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (5.34%) Time Management
8 14 (4.98%) Project Management
8 14 (4.98%) Service Management
8 14 (4.98%) PRINCE2
9 13 (4.63%) ITSM
10 10 (3.56%) Incident Management
10 10 (3.56%) Validation
11 9 (3.20%) MVC
11 9 (3.20%) Service Delivery
11 9 (3.20%) Mobile Device Management
11 9 (3.20%) Network Management
12 8 (2.85%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (2.49%) Identity Management
13 7 (2.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (25.62%) SQL
2 24 (8.54%) C#
3 16 (5.69%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.14%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.42%) C
6 3 (1.07%) Java
7 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.71%) C++
7 2 (0.71%) PHP
8 1 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.36%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.36%) VBScript
8 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.36%) VBA
8 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 181 (64.41%) MCSE
2 104 (37.01%) MCITP
3 65 (23.13%) MCTS
4 59 (21.00%) MCSA
5 56 (19.93%) MCP
6 54 (19.22%) Cisco Certification
7 50 (17.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 47 (16.73%) CCNA
9 29 (10.32%) Citrix Certification
10 25 (8.90%) CCNP
10 25 (8.90%) CCA
11 24 (8.54%) Security Cleared
11 24 (8.54%) Degree
12 21 (7.47%) VCAP
13 20 (7.12%) VTSP
13 20 (7.12%) SC Cleared
14 18 (6.41%) DV Cleared
15 17 (6.05%) CCEE
15 17 (6.05%) NCDA
15 17 (6.05%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.25%) SLA
2 11 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.78%) QA
4 3 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 109 (38.79%) Active Directory
2 78 (27.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (17.44%) Hyper-V
4 31 (11.03%) vSphere
5 26 (9.25%) XenDesktop
6 22 (7.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (7.12%) XenApp
8 16 (5.69%) vCloud
9 13 (4.63%) VMware ESX
10 9 (3.20%) UAG
11 8 (2.85%) IAG
12 6 (2.14%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (1.78%) ISA Server
13 5 (1.78%) Terminal Server
13 5 (1.78%) XenServer
14 3 (1.07%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.71%) Nmap
15 2 (0.71%) Samba
15 2 (0.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 47 (16.73%) SCCM
2 23 (8.19%) SCOM
3 15 (5.34%) NetBackup
4 9 (3.20%) SCOrch
4 9 (3.20%) XenMobile
4 9 (3.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (2.85%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.14%) SCSM
6 6 (2.14%) SCVMM
6 6 (2.14%) WSUS
7 4 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (1.42%) Windows Intune
7 4 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.71%) Nessus
8 2 (0.71%) Nagios
9 1 (0.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.36%) YUM
Vendors
1 223 (79.36%) Microsoft
2 102 (36.30%) VMware
3 74 (26.33%) Cisco
4 62 (22.06%) Citrix
5 45 (16.01%) HP
6 32 (11.39%) EMC
7 28 (9.96%) NetApp
8 25 (8.90%) Dell
9 15 (5.34%) Symantec
10 14 (4.98%) Avaya
11 13 (4.63%) AppSense
12 12 (4.27%) 3PAR
13 10 (3.56%) Red Hat
13 10 (3.56%) CheckPoint
14 9 (3.20%) Oracle
14 9 (3.20%) Veeam
15 8 (2.85%) IBM
16 5 (1.78%) Novell
16 5 (1.78%) Lotus
16 5 (1.78%) McAfee
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Home Based!
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + £10k bonus, £6k car, negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Roc Search
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Benefi6s
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Newbury
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 19 days ago
Woodley, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 21 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Salary: From £30,400 to £32,500 per annum plus generous pension and holidays
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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