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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 91 41 48
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 134 291 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.41% 5.31% 4.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.59% 14.98% 14.44%
Number of salaries quoted 104 267 262
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 £57,500 £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
2032 1942 1890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.55% 35.41% 31.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1259 1491 1574
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 £28,700 £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 28 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 28 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 -36 68 £41,250 -8.33% 4
Slough -2 14 £37,000 -32.72% 8
Bracknell -28 11 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Maidenhead -34 8 £65,000 +62.50%
Windsor -7 6 £42,750 -5.00%
Newbury -38 4 £29,500 -4.83%
Wokingham -16 1 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 294 (77.98%) Microsoft
2 211 (55.97%) Windows
3 203 (53.85%) MCSE
4 139 (36.87%) SQL Server
5 138 (36.60%) Active Directory
5 138 (36.60%) MCITP
6 137 (36.34%) MS Exchange
7 112 (29.71%) MCTS
8 111 (29.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 103 (27.32%) MS Excel
10 102 (27.06%) SQL
11 98 (25.99%) VMware
12 96 (25.46%) Exchange Server 2010
13 95 (25.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 90 (23.87%) MCSA
14 90 (23.87%) MCP
15 77 (20.42%) Firewall
16 74 (19.63%) Cisco
16 74 (19.63%) Exchange Server 2007
17 73 (19.36%) .NET
18 70 (18.57%) SharePoint
19 69 (18.30%) Cisco Certification
20 66 (17.51%) CCNA
20 66 (17.51%) Windows Server 2012
21 64 (16.98%) ITIL
21 64 (16.98%) C#
22 63 (16.71%) Hyper-V
23 62 (16.45%) Windows 7
23 62 (16.45%) SQL Server 2012
24 59 (15.65%) ASP.NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 137 (36.34%) MS Exchange
2 96 (25.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (19.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 70 (18.57%) SharePoint
5 56 (14.85%) Lync
6 50 (13.26%) IIS
7 48 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 46 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (4.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (2.92%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (2.65%) Lotus Domino
11 10 (2.65%) Office Communications Server
11 10 (2.65%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (2.12%) GroupWise
13 5 (1.33%) CMS
14 4 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (1.06%) Documentum
15 2 (0.53%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.53%) Apache
15 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 103 (27.32%) MS Excel
2 50 (13.26%) MS Office
3 10 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.80%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.53%) MS Project
6 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 26 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.34%) Office 365
2 10 (2.65%) SaaS
3 8 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.06%) Google Apps
5 4 (1.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (20.42%) Firewall
2 55 (14.59%) TCP/IP
3 50 (13.26%) SAN
4 46 (12.20%) DNS
5 40 (10.61%) Internet
6 32 (8.49%) DHCP
7 26 (6.90%) VoIP
8 24 (6.37%) VPN
9 23 (6.10%) Unified Communications
10 18 (4.77%) WAN
11 15 (3.98%) LDAP
11 15 (3.98%) LAN
12 14 (3.71%) NAS
13 12 (3.18%) SMTP
13 12 (3.18%) VLAN
14 10 (2.65%) H.323
14 10 (2.65%) PBX
15 9 (2.39%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (2.12%) DMZ
16 8 (2.12%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (36.87%) SQL Server
2 62 (16.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 41 (10.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (6.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (4.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (3.18%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.12%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.86%) MySQL
11 6 (1.59%) Data Mining
12 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (1.06%) Text Mining
12 4 (1.06%) Big Data
13 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.80%) QlikView
13 3 (0.80%) MS Access
13 3 (0.80%) DB2
13 3 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (8.49%) Visual Studio
2 18 (4.77%) Subversion
3 16 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (3.71%) Rhino Mocks
4 14 (3.71%) NUnit
5 4 (1.06%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.06%) JIRA
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (5.84%) Telecoms
2 19 (5.04%) Finance
2 19 (5.04%) Games
3 17 (4.51%) German Language
4 10 (2.65%) Legal
5 4 (1.06%) Italian Language
5 4 (1.06%) French Language
6 3 (0.80%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Retail
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (20.69%) Consultant
2 74 (19.63%) Support Engineer
3 56 (14.85%) Developer
4 36 (9.55%) Microsoft Consultant
5 33 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 32 (8.49%) .NET Developer
7 30 (7.96%) 2nd Line Support
8 24 (6.37%) Technical Consultant
9 23 (6.10%) Analyst
10 22 (5.84%) Technical Support
11 21 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 20 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support
12 20 (5.31%) Architect
12 20 (5.31%) Administrator
13 19 (5.04%) Technical Engineer
14 18 (4.77%) Technical Support Engineer
15 15 (3.98%) Support Analyst
16 13 (3.45%) CRM Consultant
16 13 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
16 13 (3.45%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (19.36%) .NET
2 59 (15.65%) ASP.NET
3 38 (10.08%) HTML
4 33 (8.75%) XML
5 31 (8.22%) WCF
6 29 (7.69%) Ajax
7 27 (7.16%) CSS
8 23 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (5.31%) Web Services
10 19 (5.04%) jQuery
10 19 (5.04%) Razor View Engine
10 19 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 18 (4.77%) LINQ
11 18 (4.77%) WSDL
12 14 (3.71%) MonoRail
12 14 (3.71%) NHibernate
12 14 (3.71%) Castle Windsor
13 10 (2.65%) ADO.NET
14 7 (1.86%) .NET Framework
15 6 (1.59%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.63%) Clustering
2 23 (6.10%) Blackberry
3 18 (4.77%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.18%) iPhone
5 11 (2.92%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.92%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.12%) EqualLogic
8 6 (1.59%) Replication
8 6 (1.59%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.59%) Social Media
8 6 (1.59%) IPTV
9 5 (1.33%) PKI
10 4 (1.06%) Firmware
10 4 (1.06%) CLARiiON
10 4 (1.06%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.06%) PMI
10 4 (1.06%) Celerra
10 4 (1.06%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 211 (55.97%) Windows
2 111 (29.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 95 (25.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 66 (17.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (16.45%) Windows 7
6 35 (9.28%) Windows 8
7 26 (6.90%) Linux
8 25 (6.63%) Windows XP
9 20 (5.31%) Android
10 10 (2.65%) SUSE
10 10 (2.65%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (2.12%) Windows 2000
12 7 (1.86%) Windows Vista
12 7 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.59%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.59%) UNIX
14 5 (1.33%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.33%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.80%) Solaris
15 3 (0.80%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (16.98%) ITIL
2 39 (10.34%) Migration
3 36 (9.55%) CRM
4 33 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (7.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (6.10%) MVC
7 20 (5.31%) TDD
8 19 (5.04%) Service Delivery
8 19 (5.04%) Web Application Development
9 18 (4.77%) Validation
9 18 (4.77%) Configuration Management
10 17 (4.51%) Scrum
11 15 (3.98%) OO
12 14 (3.71%) E-Commerce
13 13 (3.45%) Time Management
13 13 (3.45%) PRINCE2
14 12 (3.18%) Service Management
15 11 (2.92%) Performance Tuning
15 11 (2.92%) Content Management
16 10 (2.65%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (27.06%) SQL
2 64 (16.98%) C#
3 32 (8.49%) JavaScript
4 17 (4.51%) PowerShell
5 15 (3.98%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.33%) VBScript
6 5 (1.33%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (0.80%) Perl
8 3 (0.80%) Java
9 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.27%) C++
10 1 (0.27%) VBA
10 1 (0.27%) C
10 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 203 (53.85%) MCSE
2 138 (36.60%) MCITP
3 112 (29.71%) MCTS
4 90 (23.87%) MCSA
4 90 (23.87%) MCP
5 69 (18.30%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (17.51%) CCNA
7 58 (15.38%) Degree
8 38 (10.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 36 (9.55%) MCSD
10 34 (9.02%) CCNP
11 22 (5.84%) Citrix Certification
12 21 (5.57%) Security Cleared
13 20 (5.31%) CCA
14 19 (5.04%) MCAD
15 18 (4.77%) SC Cleared
16 16 (4.24%) DV Cleared
17 13 (3.45%) CCEE
17 13 (3.45%) MCDBA
18 11 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.61%) SLA
2 5 (1.33%) QA
3 4 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 138 (36.60%) Active Directory
2 63 (16.71%) Hyper-V
3 54 (14.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (7.69%) vSphere
5 22 (5.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 16 (4.24%) UAG
7 14 (3.71%) VMware ESX
8 13 (3.45%) XenApp
8 13 (3.45%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.65%) IAG
10 9 (2.39%) Terminal Server
11 7 (1.86%) Forefront TMG
12 6 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (1.33%) XenServer
13 5 (1.33%) Terminal Services
14 4 (1.06%) ISA Server
14 4 (1.06%) vCloud
15 3 (0.80%) KVM
15 3 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
16 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 40 (10.61%) SCCM
2 22 (5.84%) SCOM
3 12 (3.18%) Backup Exec
4 11 (2.92%) WSUS
4 11 (2.92%) NetBackup
5 9 (2.39%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.59%) SCSM
7 5 (1.33%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.80%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.53%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.53%) MOM
9 2 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.53%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.27%) YUM
Vendors
1 294 (77.98%) Microsoft
2 98 (25.99%) VMware
3 74 (19.63%) Cisco
4 55 (14.59%) HP
5 39 (10.34%) Citrix
6 26 (6.90%) Dell
7 25 (6.63%) Symantec
8 22 (5.84%) EMC
9 16 (4.24%) Oracle
10 14 (3.71%) AppSense
11 13 (3.45%) NetApp
11 13 (3.45%) Red Hat
12 10 (2.65%) Avaya
13 9 (2.39%) Fortinet
14 6 (1.59%) Lotus
14 6 (1.59%) Apple
14 6 (1.59%) Veeam
14 6 (1.59%) F5
14 6 (1.59%) Acronis
15 5 (1.33%) PlateSpin
Wokingham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London, London, Hounslow, Slough,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £40-50,000 + Good Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £14,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + Training + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London, London, Hounslow, Slough,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £35-45,000 + Good Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Woodley, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 13 days ago
Woodley, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + On Call + Pension + Private Medical
Posted: 14 days ago
Slough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Slough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Slough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 17 days ago
Slough
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: 24 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago