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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 67 50 62
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 190 248 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.40% 4.23% 4.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.10% 12.84% 12.11%
Number of salaries quoted 143 210 204
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,516 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -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
2087 1932 1916
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.31% 32.93% 35.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1388 1305 1361
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 79 £35,000 -15.66% 8
Maidenhead +9 25 £57,500 +38.55% 2
Newbury +4 14 £43,000 +68.62%
Bracknell -1 14 £75,000 +114.28% 1
Slough +3 12 £23,500 -40.50% 4
Thatcham 0 3 £18,500 -26.00%
Windsor - 2 £34,500 -
Wokingham +5 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 233 (70.61%) Windows
2 222 (67.27%) MCSE
3 221 (66.97%) Microsoft
4 164 (49.70%) Active Directory
5 118 (35.76%) VMware
6 106 (32.12%) ITIL
7 101 (30.61%) SQL Server
8 99 (30.00%) Cisco
9 95 (28.79%) MS Excel
10 89 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
11 85 (25.76%) SQL
12 79 (23.94%) MCP
13 78 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 72 (21.82%) MCITP
15 71 (21.52%) MS Exchange
16 66 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
17 64 (19.39%) MCSA
17 64 (19.39%) Hyper-V
18 61 (18.48%) HP
19 60 (18.18%) Windows 7
20 59 (17.88%) Cisco Certification
21 56 (16.97%) TCP/IP
22 55 (16.67%) CCNA
22 55 (16.67%) Linux
22 55 (16.67%) Security Cleared
23 54 (16.36%) SharePoint
24 51 (15.45%) DNS
25 49 (14.85%) MS Office
26 48 (14.55%) Lync
27 46 (13.94%) SC Cleared

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 71 (21.52%) MS Exchange
2 54 (16.36%) SharePoint
3 48 (14.55%) Lync
4 43 (13.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (8.18%) IIS
6 23 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.82%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.21%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.91%) Site Server
12 2 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 95 (28.79%) MS Excel
2 49 (14.85%) MS Office
3 21 (6.36%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.82%) MS Project
5 4 (1.21%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.21%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.18%) Office 365
2 13 (3.94%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 56 (16.97%) TCP/IP
2 51 (15.45%) DNS
3 42 (12.73%) Firewall
4 36 (10.91%) SAN
5 26 (7.88%) LAN
5 26 (7.88%) VoIP
5 26 (7.88%) WAN
6 25 (7.58%) VPN
7 23 (6.97%) DHCP
8 19 (5.76%) NAS
9 15 (4.55%) Internet
10 13 (3.94%) Unified Communications
11 11 (3.33%) SMTP
12 9 (2.73%) PBX
13 7 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (2.12%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (2.12%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.82%) NetScaler
15 5 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (1.52%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (4.24%) Big Data
4 13 (3.94%) Oracle Database
4 13 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (2.73%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (2.73%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (2.42%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.82%) MySQL
9 5 (1.52%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.21%) MS Access
10 4 (1.21%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 18 (5.45%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (8.79%) Finance
2 23 (6.97%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.55%) Retail
4 10 (3.03%) Automotive
4 10 (3.03%) Legal
5 9 (2.73%) Billing
6 5 (1.52%) Back Office
7 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.61%) Advertising
8 2 (0.61%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 45 (13.64%) Architect
2 45 (13.64%) Consultant
3 31 (9.39%) Analyst
3 31 (9.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support
4 24 (7.27%) Support Analyst
5 21 (6.36%) Developer
5 21 (6.36%) IT Support
6 17 (5.15%) Technical Support
7 16 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 16 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (4.85%) Desktop Support
7 16 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 12 (3.64%) Junior
8 12 (3.64%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (3.33%) Administrator
9 11 (3.33%) C# Developer
9 11 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
9 11 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.61%) .NET
2 29 (8.79%) ASP.NET
2 29 (8.79%) CSS
2 29 (8.79%) HTML
2 29 (8.79%) jQuery
3 21 (6.36%) HTML5
4 20 (6.06%) Regular Expression
4 20 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (5.76%) AngularJS
6 15 (4.55%) CSS3
7 14 (4.24%) .NET Framework
8 12 (3.64%) ODBC
9 11 (3.33%) JSON
9 11 (3.33%) Entity Framework
10 10 (3.03%) XML
11 9 (2.73%) Ajax
11 9 (2.73%) Software Packaging
12 8 (2.42%) WCF
13 7 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 6 (1.82%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.97%) Computer Science
2 18 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.85%) Clustering
4 13 (3.94%) Blackberry
5 10 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.73%) N-Tier
7 7 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.82%) iPhone
8 6 (1.82%) iPad
8 6 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.52%) EqualLogic
9 5 (1.52%) PMI
9 5 (1.52%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.52%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.52%) PKI
10 4 (1.21%) Statistics
10 4 (1.21%) Replication
10 4 (1.21%) Kindle
11 3 (0.91%) FMCG
12 2 (0.61%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 233 (70.61%) Windows
2 78 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 60 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 55 (16.67%) Linux
6 37 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (5.45%) Windows 8
8 16 (4.85%) Windows XP
9 14 (4.24%) UNIX
10 13 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.73%) Windows 2000
12 7 (2.12%) Mac OS X
12 7 (2.12%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (1.21%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.91%) Solaris
15 3 (0.91%) AIX
16 2 (0.61%) Android
16 2 (0.61%) CentOS
17 1 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (32.12%) ITIL
2 37 (11.21%) Migration
3 33 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 27 (8.18%) Project Management
5 25 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (6.97%) MVC
6 23 (6.97%) Capacity Planning
7 18 (5.45%) SIEM
7 18 (5.45%) Configuration Management
8 16 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (4.85%) PRINCE2
9 15 (4.55%) TOGAF
10 14 (4.24%) Software Engineering
11 13 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (3.64%) Incident Management
12 12 (3.64%) Server Monitoring
13 11 (3.33%) Load Balancing
13 11 (3.33%) Cyber Security
14 10 (3.03%) Time Management
14 10 (3.03%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 85 (25.76%) SQL
2 33 (10.00%) C#
3 29 (8.79%) JavaScript
4 28 (8.48%) PowerShell
5 25 (7.58%) C
6 12 (3.64%) Java
7 7 (2.12%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.82%) JAQL
9 4 (1.21%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.21%) C++
10 3 (0.91%) VBScript
11 2 (0.61%) Python
12 1 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 222 (67.27%) MCSE
2 79 (23.94%) MCP
3 72 (21.82%) MCITP
4 64 (19.39%) MCSA
5 59 (17.88%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (16.67%) CCNA
6 55 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 46 (13.94%) SC Cleared
8 40 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 36 (10.91%) DV Cleared
10 33 (10.00%) MCTS
11 31 (9.39%) Degree
12 22 (6.67%) CISSP
13 19 (5.76%) CCNP
14 15 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (4.24%) CISA
16 10 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 9 (2.73%) VCP5
17 9 (2.73%) HP ASE
17 9 (2.73%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.18%) SLA
2 25 (7.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (3.94%) PCI DSS
5 11 (3.33%) GPG13
6 9 (2.73%) COBIT
7 4 (1.21%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 164 (49.70%) Active Directory
2 89 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (19.39%) Hyper-V
4 24 (7.27%) vSphere
5 11 (3.33%) VMware ESX
5 11 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (3.03%) vCloud
6 10 (3.03%) Terminal Services
7 9 (2.73%) ISA Server
7 9 (2.73%) XenApp
7 9 (2.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 8 (2.42%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.91%) Samba
10 2 (0.61%) Firmware
11 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.30%) XenServer
11 1 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.30%) UAG
11 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 34 (10.30%) SCCM
2 21 (6.36%) Legato
3 10 (3.03%) NetBackup
4 9 (2.73%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 7 (2.12%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (1.82%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.82%) DameWare
7 5 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.21%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.91%) Nagios
10 2 (0.61%) AppManager
10 2 (0.61%) SCOM
10 2 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.61%) vMotion
10 2 (0.61%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.30%) SCSM
11 1 (0.30%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 221 (66.97%) Microsoft
2 118 (35.76%) VMware
3 99 (30.00%) Cisco
4 61 (18.48%) HP
5 40 (12.12%) Citrix
6 34 (10.30%) Juniper
7 31 (9.39%) EMC
8 30 (9.09%) NetApp
9 27 (8.18%) Symantec
10 26 (7.88%) Oracle
11 21 (6.36%) CommVault
12 18 (5.45%) Apple
13 17 (5.15%) CheckPoint
14 12 (3.64%) Brocade
14 12 (3.64%) Dell
15 11 (3.33%) Avaya
15 11 (3.33%) McAfee
15 11 (3.33%) 3PAR
16 10 (3.03%) Red Hat
17 9 (2.73%) Veritas
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hays IT
Salary: Career Generation/Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum + £5000 Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22979 - £24179 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £40000 per annum + Uplift and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Strong benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Career Generation/Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Slough
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Strong benefits package
Posted: 22 days ago