The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 83 39 47
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 141 300 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.55% 5.47% 4.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.00% 15.39% 14.44%
Number of salaries quoted 110 274 261
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2014 1949 1890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.49% 35.55% 31.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1256 1493 1572
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
South East

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -32 68 £41,250 -8.33% 3
Slough +1 14 £37,000 -26.00% 6
Bracknell -26 13 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Maidenhead -31 8 £65,000 +62.50%
Windsor -4 7 £36,500 -18.88%
Newbury -30 6 £29,500 -4.83%
Wokingham -15 1 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 297 (77.55%) Microsoft
2 214 (55.87%) Windows
3 207 (54.05%) MCSE
4 141 (36.81%) MS Exchange
5 140 (36.55%) Active Directory
5 140 (36.55%) SQL Server
6 139 (36.29%) MCITP
7 114 (29.77%) MCTS
8 113 (29.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 104 (27.15%) MS Excel
10 103 (26.89%) SQL
11 101 (26.37%) VMware
12 99 (25.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 99 (25.85%) Exchange Server 2010
13 94 (24.54%) MCP
14 93 (24.28%) MCSA
15 82 (21.41%) Firewall
16 78 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2007
17 76 (19.84%) Cisco
18 74 (19.32%) .NET
19 72 (18.80%) Cisco Certification
20 71 (18.54%) SharePoint
21 69 (18.02%) CCNA
22 68 (17.75%) Windows Server 2012
23 65 (16.97%) ITIL
23 65 (16.97%) C#
24 64 (16.71%) Hyper-V
24 64 (16.71%) SQL Server 2012
25 61 (15.93%) Windows 7
26 60 (15.67%) Degree

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 141 (36.81%) MS Exchange
2 99 (25.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 78 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 71 (18.54%) SharePoint
5 58 (15.14%) Lync
6 53 (13.84%) IIS
7 50 (13.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 48 (12.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
11 11 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (2.61%) SharePoint Server
12 10 (2.61%) Lotus Domino
13 8 (2.09%) GroupWise
14 5 (1.31%) CMS
15 4 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (1.04%) Documentum
16 2 (0.52%) Apache
16 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 104 (27.15%) MS Excel
2 50 (13.05%) MS Office
3 10 (2.61%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.78%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.52%) MS Project
6 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 27 (7.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.18%) Office 365
2 10 (2.61%) SaaS
3 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.04%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (21.41%) Firewall
2 55 (14.36%) TCP/IP
3 50 (13.05%) SAN
4 46 (12.01%) DNS
5 42 (10.97%) Internet
6 32 (8.36%) DHCP
7 29 (7.57%) VoIP
8 25 (6.53%) VPN
8 25 (6.53%) Unified Communications
9 19 (4.96%) WAN
10 16 (4.18%) LAN
11 15 (3.92%) LDAP
12 14 (3.66%) NAS
13 13 (3.39%) VLAN
14 12 (3.13%) H.323
14 12 (3.13%) SMTP
15 10 (2.61%) PBX
15 10 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (2.35%) iSCSI
17 8 (2.09%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (36.55%) SQL Server
2 64 (16.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 41 (10.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (6.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (4.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (3.13%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.09%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.83%) MySQL
11 6 (1.57%) Data Mining
12 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (1.04%) Text Mining
12 4 (1.04%) Big Data
13 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.78%) QlikView
13 3 (0.78%) DB2
13 3 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (8.36%) Visual Studio
2 19 (4.96%) Subversion
3 15 (3.92%) NUnit
3 15 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (3.92%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (1.04%) JIRA
4 4 (1.04%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (6.01%) Telecoms
2 21 (5.48%) Games
3 19 (4.96%) Finance
4 18 (4.70%) German Language
5 10 (2.61%) Legal
6 4 (1.04%) Italian Language
6 4 (1.04%) French Language
7 3 (0.78%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.52%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Retail
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (20.37%) Consultant
2 74 (19.32%) Support Engineer
3 57 (14.88%) Developer
4 36 (9.40%) Microsoft Consultant
5 34 (8.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 34 (8.88%) .NET Developer
6 31 (8.09%) 2nd Line Support
7 24 (6.27%) Technical Consultant
8 23 (6.01%) Analyst
9 22 (5.74%) Technical Support
9 22 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 20 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support
10 20 (5.22%) Architect
10 20 (5.22%) Administrator
11 19 (4.96%) Technical Engineer
12 18 (4.70%) Technical Support Engineer
13 15 (3.92%) Support Analyst
14 14 (3.66%) Desktop Support
15 13 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
15 13 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (19.32%) .NET
2 60 (15.67%) ASP.NET
3 37 (9.66%) HTML
4 33 (8.62%) XML
4 33 (8.62%) WCF
5 30 (7.83%) Ajax
6 26 (6.79%) CSS
7 25 (6.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (5.48%) Razor View Engine
8 21 (5.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 20 (5.22%) Web Services
10 19 (4.96%) LINQ
10 19 (4.96%) jQuery
11 18 (4.70%) WSDL
12 15 (3.92%) NHibernate
12 15 (3.92%) MonoRail
12 15 (3.92%) Castle Windsor
13 10 (2.61%) ADO.NET
14 7 (1.83%) .NET Framework
15 6 (1.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.53%) Clustering
2 24 (6.27%) Blackberry
3 18 (4.70%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.39%) iPhone
5 11 (2.87%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (2.87%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.87%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.09%) EqualLogic
8 6 (1.57%) Social Media
8 6 (1.57%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.57%) Replication
8 6 (1.57%) IPTV
9 5 (1.31%) PKI
10 4 (1.04%) Celerra
10 4 (1.04%) CLARiiON
10 4 (1.04%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.04%) PMI
10 4 (1.04%) Firmware
10 4 (1.04%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 214 (55.87%) Windows
2 113 (29.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 99 (25.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 68 (17.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (15.93%) Windows 7
6 35 (9.14%) Windows 8
7 27 (7.05%) Linux
8 26 (6.79%) Windows XP
9 21 (5.48%) Android
10 10 (2.61%) SUSE
10 10 (2.61%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (2.09%) Windows Vista
11 8 (2.09%) Windows 2000
12 7 (1.83%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.57%) UNIX
13 6 (1.57%) Windows Phone
14 5 (1.31%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.78%) Solaris
15 3 (0.78%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (16.97%) ITIL
2 38 (9.92%) Migration
3 37 (9.66%) CRM
4 33 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (7.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (6.53%) MVC
7 22 (5.74%) TDD
8 21 (5.48%) Service Delivery
8 21 (5.48%) Web Application Development
9 18 (4.70%) Scrum
9 18 (4.70%) Configuration Management
9 18 (4.70%) Validation
10 16 (4.18%) OO
11 15 (3.92%) E-Commerce
12 13 (3.39%) PRINCE2
12 13 (3.39%) Time Management
13 12 (3.13%) Service Management
14 11 (2.87%) Change Management
14 11 (2.87%) Content Management
14 11 (2.87%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 103 (26.89%) SQL
2 65 (16.97%) C#
3 31 (8.09%) JavaScript
4 17 (4.44%) PowerShell
5 15 (3.92%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.31%) VBScript
6 5 (1.31%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (0.78%) Perl
8 3 (0.78%) Java
9 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.26%) PHP
10 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.26%) C
10 1 (0.26%) C++
10 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 207 (54.05%) MCSE
2 139 (36.29%) MCITP
3 114 (29.77%) MCTS
4 94 (24.54%) MCP
5 93 (24.28%) MCSA
6 72 (18.80%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (18.02%) CCNA
8 60 (15.67%) Degree
9 38 (9.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 38 (9.92%) MCSD
10 37 (9.66%) CCNP
11 22 (5.74%) Citrix Certification
12 21 (5.48%) MCAD
12 21 (5.48%) Security Cleared
13 20 (5.22%) CCA
14 18 (4.70%) SC Cleared
15 16 (4.18%) DV Cleared
16 13 (3.39%) CCEE
16 13 (3.39%) MCDBA
17 12 (3.13%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.44%) SLA
2 5 (1.31%) QA
3 4 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 140 (36.55%) Active Directory
2 64 (16.71%) Hyper-V
3 55 (14.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (8.09%) vSphere
5 22 (5.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 16 (4.18%) UAG
7 14 (3.66%) VMware ESX
8 13 (3.39%) XenApp
8 13 (3.39%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.61%) IAG
10 9 (2.35%) Terminal Server
11 7 (1.83%) Forefront TMG
12 6 (1.57%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (1.31%) XenServer
13 5 (1.31%) Terminal Services
14 4 (1.04%) ISA Server
14 4 (1.04%) vCloud
15 3 (0.78%) KVM
15 3 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
16 2 (0.52%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 39 (10.18%) SCCM
2 22 (5.74%) SCOM
3 14 (3.66%) Backup Exec
4 11 (2.87%) WSUS
4 11 (2.87%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (2.87%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.57%) SCSM
6 5 (1.31%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.78%) ARCserve
7 3 (0.78%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.52%) MOM
8 2 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.26%) YUM
9 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 297 (77.55%) Microsoft
2 101 (26.37%) VMware
3 76 (19.84%) Cisco
4 56 (14.62%) HP
5 39 (10.18%) Citrix
6 27 (7.05%) Symantec
7 26 (6.79%) Dell
8 22 (5.74%) EMC
9 16 (4.18%) Oracle
10 14 (3.66%) AppSense
11 13 (3.39%) Red Hat
11 13 (3.39%) NetApp
12 10 (2.61%) Avaya
12 10 (2.61%) Fortinet
13 7 (1.83%) Apple
13 7 (1.83%) Acronis
14 6 (1.57%) F5
14 6 (1.57%) Veeam
14 6 (1.57%) Lotus
15 5 (1.31%) PlateSpin
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