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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 113 74 59
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -15
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 107 190 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.20% 3.46% 4.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.81% 9.26% 12.35%
Number of salaries quoted 94 146 199
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,540 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
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
1572 2051 1935
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 32.34% 37.31% 33.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1223 1352 1316
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,225 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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 -27 26 £35,000 - 3
Bracknell +1 18 £49,000 -32.41% 2
Maidenhead -6 16 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Slough +1 13 £45,000 +91.48% 2
Wokingham -11 10 £31,250 -3.84%
Newbury -9 4 - -
Thatcham -8 2 £17,500 -5.40%
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 222 (93.67%) Microsoft
2 120 (50.63%) Windows
3 112 (47.26%) MCSE
4 105 (44.30%) VMware
5 104 (43.88%) Active Directory
6 85 (35.86%) SQL
7 83 (35.02%) SQL Server
7 83 (35.02%) Windows Server
8 81 (34.18%) MS Excel
9 77 (32.49%) ITIL
10 73 (30.80%) LAN
11 71 (29.96%) WAN
12 68 (28.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 63 (26.58%) Firewall
14 62 (26.16%) Cisco
15 55 (23.21%) Cisco Certification
16 54 (22.78%) Microsoft Azure
17 52 (21.94%) Windows Server 2012
18 50 (21.10%) DNS
19 47 (19.83%) MCITP
20 44 (18.57%) MS Exchange
21 40 (16.88%) Hyper-V
22 39 (16.46%) MCSA
23 38 (16.03%) Amazon AWS
23 38 (16.03%) Skype for Business
24 37 (15.61%) CCNA
25 33 (13.92%) SLA
25 33 (13.92%) Linux
25 33 (13.92%) Oracle
25 33 (13.92%) SCCM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 44 (18.57%) MS Exchange
2 38 (16.03%) Skype for Business
3 23 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (8.44%) SharePoint
5 14 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (4.64%) IIS
7 9 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (3.80%) Office Communications Server
8 8 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.11%) Apache
9 5 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (2.11%) IBM Notes
9 5 (2.11%) Tomcat
9 5 (2.11%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.11%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.84%) CMS
10 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.84%) Umbraco
Applications
1 81 (34.18%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Infor CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (22.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (16.03%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (6.33%) Office 365
4 10 (4.22%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.84%) IaaS
5 2 (0.84%) PaaS
5 2 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (30.80%) LAN
2 71 (29.96%) WAN
3 63 (26.58%) Firewall
4 50 (21.10%) DNS
5 30 (12.66%) TCP/IP
6 23 (9.70%) SAN
7 22 (9.28%) DHCP
8 19 (8.02%) Internet
8 19 (8.02%) Unified Communications
9 15 (6.33%) Skype
10 11 (4.64%) iSCSI
11 10 (4.22%) VPN
12 8 (3.38%) VoIP
12 8 (3.38%) Wireless
13 7 (2.95%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (2.95%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (2.95%) NAS
13 7 (2.95%) SMTP
14 5 (2.11%) Cisco IPT
14 5 (2.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (35.02%) SQL Server
2 31 (13.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (10.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (9.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (5.06%) Big Data
5 12 (5.06%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (3.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 8 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.53%) DataStage
8 6 (2.53%) IBM InfoSphere
8 6 (2.53%) Power BI
8 6 (2.53%) PowerPivot
8 6 (2.53%) SAP BW
8 6 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.53%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.27%) DTS
10 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (2.95%) JIRA
2 6 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.11%) Subversion
3 5 (2.11%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.69%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.69%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (12.24%) Finance
2 13 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.64%) Publishing
4 10 (4.22%) Advertising
5 9 (3.80%) Billing
5 9 (3.80%) Retail
6 5 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.69%) Banking
8 2 (0.84%) Games
8 2 (0.84%) German Language
8 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.84%) Marketing
9 1 (0.42%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.42%) Law
9 1 (0.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (17.72%) Architect
2 34 (14.35%) Support Engineer
3 26 (10.97%) Developer
4 22 (9.28%) Analyst
5 21 (8.86%) Administrator
6 20 (8.44%) Consultant
6 20 (8.44%) Support Analyst
7 17 (7.17%) C# Developer
7 17 (7.17%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (6.75%) Cloud Architect
9 14 (5.91%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 14 (5.91%) Technical Engineer
9 14 (5.91%) Technical Support
9 14 (5.91%) Technical Support Engineer
10 13 (5.49%) IT Support
10 13 (5.49%) Lync Engineer
11 12 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (5.06%) Cloud Engineer
11 12 (5.06%) SQL Developer
11 12 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.97%) Middleware
2 24 (10.13%) .NET
3 22 (9.28%) HTML
4 17 (7.17%) Web Services
5 15 (6.33%) CSS
6 14 (5.91%) ASP.NET
6 14 (5.91%) jQuery
7 11 (4.64%) MDX
8 8 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 7 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (2.95%) XML
10 6 (2.53%) AngularJS
11 5 (2.11%) Regular Expression
11 5 (2.11%) WCF
11 5 (2.11%) WPF
12 4 (1.69%) Ajax
12 4 (1.69%) CSS3
12 4 (1.69%) HTML5
13 3 (1.27%) JSON
14 2 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (9.70%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.44%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 13 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (5.06%) Computer Science
5 12 (5.06%) Smartphone
6 10 (4.22%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.22%) Smart Meter
7 9 (3.80%) Data Integration
8 8 (3.38%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (2.11%) Replication
10 4 (1.69%) Clustering
10 4 (1.69%) EqualLogic
11 3 (1.27%) CLARiiON
11 3 (1.27%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.27%) Statistics
12 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 120 (50.63%) Windows
2 83 (35.02%) Windows Server
3 52 (21.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (13.92%) Linux
5 30 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (9.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (5.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.53%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.11%) Unix
9 5 (2.11%) Windows NT
10 4 (1.69%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.69%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.27%) Debian
11 3 (1.27%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.27%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.84%) CentOS
12 2 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.84%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (32.49%) ITIL
2 30 (12.66%) Migration
3 29 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (9.70%) Information Security
5 19 (8.02%) ITIL V3
6 18 (7.59%) Enterprise Architecture
7 16 (6.75%) Analytics
7 16 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (6.75%) MVC
7 16 (6.75%) Risk Analysis
7 16 (6.75%) TOGAF
8 15 (6.33%) Project Management
8 15 (6.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 13 (5.49%) Open Source
9 13 (5.49%) Presales
9 13 (5.49%) Requirements Management
10 12 (5.06%) Coaching
10 12 (5.06%) CRM
10 12 (5.06%) Quality Management
11 10 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 85 (35.86%) SQL
2 23 (9.70%) PowerShell
3 20 (8.44%) C#
3 20 (8.44%) T-SQL
4 16 (6.75%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.64%) Ruby
6 10 (4.22%) VBScript
7 6 (2.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 5 (2.11%) VB
9 2 (0.84%) C
9 2 (0.84%) Java
9 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.42%) C++
10 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 112 (47.26%) MCSE
2 55 (23.21%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (19.83%) MCITP
4 39 (16.46%) MCSA
5 37 (15.61%) CCNA
6 32 (13.50%) Degree
7 26 (10.97%) MCP
8 20 (8.44%) MCSD
8 20 (8.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (7.17%) MOS
10 15 (6.33%) MCTS
11 14 (5.91%) A+ Certification
12 11 (4.64%) CCNP
13 10 (4.22%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 9 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (3.80%) VCP5
15 8 (3.38%) CCNP Voice
15 8 (3.38%) CISSP
16 7 (2.95%) CITP
17 5 (2.11%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (13.92%) SLA
2 3 (1.27%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 104 (43.88%) Active Directory
2 68 (28.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (16.88%) Hyper-V
4 21 (8.86%) VMware ESX
5 19 (8.02%) vSphere
6 15 (6.33%) Samba
7 10 (4.22%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (3.38%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.84%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.84%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.84%) XenApp
10 1 (0.42%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.42%) UAG
10 1 (0.42%) Xen
10 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (13.92%) SCCM
2 28 (11.81%) SCOM
3 21 (8.86%) Puppet
4 18 (7.59%) SCVMM
5 13 (5.49%) Backup Exec
5 13 (5.49%) Windows Intune
6 5 (2.11%) Cacti
6 5 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (2.11%) Cisco UCCX
6 5 (2.11%) Nessus
6 5 (2.11%) Nmap
7 4 (1.69%) MOM
8 3 (1.27%) WSUS
9 2 (0.84%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.84%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.84%) SCSM
10 1 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.42%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 222 (93.67%) Microsoft
2 105 (44.30%) VMware
3 62 (26.16%) Cisco
4 33 (13.92%) Oracle
5 31 (13.08%) HP
6 22 (9.28%) IBM
7 21 (8.86%) Dell
8 14 (5.91%) Red Hat
9 12 (5.06%) Avaya
9 12 (5.06%) Google
10 10 (4.22%) Citrix
10 10 (4.22%) RightScale
11 9 (3.80%) SAP
12 8 (3.38%) Sonus
13 7 (2.95%) EMC
13 7 (2.95%) Mitel
14 6 (2.53%) Tableau
15 5 (2.11%) Apple
15 5 (2.11%) Fortinet
15 5 (2.11%) SolarWinds
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Bens + Stock
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Car, Bens, Bonus, Stock (Pre-IPO)
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Unspecified Excellent compensation package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell
Mint
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Polycom
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Certifications
Posted: 20 days ago
Slough
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + bonus, pension flexible working, training
Posted: 21 days ago