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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
South East / Berkshire
Rank 124 118 98
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 67 117 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.82% 2.19% 2.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.91% 6.36% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 52 112 119
Median salary £42,500 £51,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +45.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £30,350 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
1133 1841 2017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.79% 34.40% 38.13%
Number of salaries quoted 801 1438 1292
Median salary £53,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.63% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +27 33 £45,000 -10.00%
Maidenhead -5 11 £60,000 +9.09%
Slough +21 5 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Newbury +11 5 £37,000 -22.91% 2
Bracknell +10 2 £35,750 -16.86% 1
Thatcham - 2 £36,750 -
Ascot - 2 £25,000 -
Wokingham +3 1 £35,000 +16.66%
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 143 (70.79%) Windows
2 142 (70.30%) Microsoft
3 134 (66.34%) MCSE
4 130 (64.36%) Active Directory
5 105 (51.98%) VMware
6 89 (44.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 87 (43.07%) SQL Server
8 77 (38.12%) Cisco Certification
9 73 (36.14%) MCSA
10 72 (35.64%) Windows Server
11 71 (35.15%) CCNA
12 69 (34.16%) Cisco
13 68 (33.66%) DNS
14 65 (32.18%) LAN
15 63 (31.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 63 (31.19%) Office 365
16 60 (29.70%) MCITP
16 60 (29.70%) Linux
17 59 (29.21%) WAN
18 56 (27.72%) MS Excel
19 55 (27.23%) DHCP
19 55 (27.23%) TCP/IP
20 54 (26.73%) Firewall
21 53 (26.24%) MS Exchange
21 53 (26.24%) MCP
22 52 (25.74%) Hyper-V
23 51 (25.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 47 (23.27%) SQL
24 47 (23.27%) Windows Server 2012
25 41 (20.30%) vSphere

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 53 (26.24%) MS Exchange
2 39 (19.31%) IIS
3 30 (14.85%) SharePoint
4 19 (9.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (8.42%) Skype for Business
6 15 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (6.44%) WebSphere
8 11 (5.45%) Apache
8 11 (5.45%) IBM Notes
8 11 (5.45%) Tomcat
8 11 (5.45%) WebLogic
9 9 (4.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (2.97%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.49%) Documentum
11 3 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.49%) SharePoint Foundation
12 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 56 (27.72%) MS Excel
2 18 (8.91%) MS Office
3 9 (4.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (31.19%) Office 365
2 36 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.94%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (3.96%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.97%) SaaS
7 2 (0.99%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (33.66%) DNS
2 65 (32.18%) LAN
3 59 (29.21%) WAN
4 55 (27.23%) DHCP
4 55 (27.23%) TCP/IP
5 54 (26.73%) Firewall
6 22 (10.89%) SAN
7 17 (8.42%) Internet
8 14 (6.93%) VLAN
9 12 (5.94%) Intranet
9 12 (5.94%) Network Security
10 11 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (4.95%) Skype
11 10 (4.95%) VoIP
11 10 (4.95%) Wireless
12 9 (4.46%) NAS
12 9 (4.46%) VPN
13 6 (2.97%) MPLS
13 6 (2.97%) SSL
14 4 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (43.07%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (9.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (7.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (6.93%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (6.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (3.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.97%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.48%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (1.49%) InfluxDB
12 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.99%) MySQL
13 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.98%) JIRA
2 4 (1.98%) WinDbg
3 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (18.32%) Finance
2 15 (7.43%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.96%) French Language
4 5 (2.48%) German Language
4 5 (2.48%) Legal
4 5 (2.48%) Portuguese Language
4 5 (2.48%) Spanish Language
5 4 (1.98%) Advertising
5 4 (1.98%) Back Office
6 3 (1.49%) Games
7 2 (0.99%) Publishing
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (31.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 58 (28.71%) Support Engineer
3 26 (12.87%) Architect
4 22 (10.89%) Cloud Architect
4 22 (10.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (9.90%) IT Engineer
5 20 (9.90%) Virtualisation Architect
6 18 (8.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 18 (8.91%) Analyst
7 17 (8.42%) Developer
8 16 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (7.92%) 3rd Line Support
8 16 (7.92%) Technical Engineer
9 15 (7.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (7.43%) Technical Architect
9 15 (7.43%) VMware Engineer
10 14 (6.93%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (6.93%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 14 (6.93%) Consultant
10 14 (6.93%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.90%) .NET
2 18 (8.91%) CSS
2 18 (8.91%) HTML
3 17 (8.42%) jQuery
4 16 (7.92%) ASP.NET
4 16 (7.92%) HTML5
5 15 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 14 (6.93%) AngularJS
6 14 (6.93%) CSS3
7 11 (5.45%) Web Services
8 9 (4.46%) Regular Expression
9 8 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (2.97%) Handlebars
10 6 (2.97%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (2.97%) React
10 6 (2.97%) XML
11 3 (1.49%) ODBC
12 2 (0.99%) 802.1X
13 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.50%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (12.87%) Data Centre
3 21 (10.40%) Clustering
4 12 (5.94%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.95%) PKI
6 9 (4.46%) N-Tier
6 9 (4.46%) Statistics
7 6 (2.97%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (2.97%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.98%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.98%) Replication
9 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.49%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.49%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.99%) IVR
10 2 (0.99%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 143 (70.79%) Windows
2 72 (35.64%) Windows Server
3 63 (31.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (29.70%) Linux
5 47 (23.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (16.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (14.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (11.88%) Windows 7
9 13 (6.44%) Unix
10 11 (5.45%) Mac OS
10 11 (5.45%) Windows 8
10 11 (5.45%) Windows NT
11 8 (3.96%) Windows 10
12 6 (2.97%) CentOS
13 3 (1.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (1.49%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.31%) ITIL
2 24 (11.88%) Presales
3 21 (10.40%) Project Management
4 20 (9.90%) Mentoring
5 18 (8.91%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (7.92%) MVC
7 15 (7.43%) Load Balancing
7 15 (7.43%) Project Planning
7 15 (7.43%) Validation
8 14 (6.93%) SDLC
9 13 (6.44%) Change Control
9 13 (6.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (6.44%) Migration
10 11 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (5.45%) High Availability
11 10 (4.95%) Problem Management
12 9 (4.46%) SOA
13 7 (3.47%) Time Management
13 7 (3.47%) Vulnerability Management
13 7 (3.47%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (23.27%) SQL
2 25 (12.38%) PowerShell
3 20 (9.90%) C#
4 17 (8.42%) JavaScript
5 14 (6.93%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.97%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.98%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.98%) Python
7 4 (1.98%) VBScript
8 2 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 134 (66.34%) MCSE
2 77 (38.12%) Cisco Certification
3 73 (36.14%) MCSA
4 71 (35.15%) CCNA
5 60 (29.70%) MCITP
6 53 (26.24%) MCP
7 51 (25.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (11.88%) MCTS
9 17 (8.42%) CISSP
10 15 (7.43%) CCNP
10 15 (7.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (5.45%) CEH
11 11 (5.45%) Degree
12 10 (4.95%) MCSD
12 10 (4.95%) RHCA
12 10 (4.95%) RHCSA
13 9 (4.46%) Security Cleared
14 6 (2.97%) A+ Certification
14 6 (2.97%) SC Cleared
15 4 (1.98%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.43%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.47%) SLA
3 4 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 130 (64.36%) Active Directory
2 89 (44.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (25.74%) Hyper-V
4 41 (20.30%) vSphere
5 18 (8.91%) vCloud
5 18 (8.91%) XenApp
6 15 (7.43%) Terminal Services
6 15 (7.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 9 (4.46%) Samba
8 5 (2.48%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.98%) Firmware
9 4 (1.98%) ISA Server
9 4 (1.98%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (11.39%) SCCM
2 15 (7.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 7 (3.47%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.47%) Nessus
3 7 (3.47%) Nmap
4 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (1.98%) SCOM
5 4 (1.98%) WSUS
6 3 (1.49%) Grafana
6 3 (1.49%) Graphite
6 3 (1.49%) Kibana
6 3 (1.49%) PowerCLI
6 3 (1.49%) vRealize
7 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.99%) Nagios
7 2 (0.99%) vMotion
8 1 (0.50%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.50%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 142 (70.30%) Microsoft
2 105 (51.98%) VMware
3 69 (34.16%) Cisco
4 39 (19.31%) Citrix
5 32 (15.84%) Red Hat
6 30 (14.85%) HP
7 16 (7.92%) Oracle
8 15 (7.43%) Veritas
9 11 (5.45%) Dell
9 11 (5.45%) Lotus
9 11 (5.45%) Novell
9 11 (5.45%) Veeam
10 10 (4.95%) Avaya
11 7 (3.47%) NetApp
12 6 (2.97%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.97%) Symantec
13 5 (2.48%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.48%) Juniper
13 5 (2.48%) LogRhythm
14 4 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
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