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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 81 56 53
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 168 241 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.06% 4.43% 4.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.66% 13.38% 13.32%
Number of salaries quoted 132 208 213
Average salary £43,000 £39,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.17% -0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,050 £22,500 £26,350
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -1.33%
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
2193 1801 1839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 39.97% 33.08% 34.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1503 1261 1353
Average salary £48,375 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £62,500
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -42 63 £35,000 -11.39% 16
Newbury +10 25 £32,500 +27.45% 1
Slough +7 17 £30,500 -28.23% 5
Maidenhead -12 11 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Bracknell -16 8 £60,000 +71.42% 2
Thatcham -5 1 £23,500 -6.00%
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 243 (75.94%) Microsoft
2 223 (69.69%) Windows
3 222 (69.38%) MCSE
4 159 (49.69%) Active Directory
5 132 (41.25%) VMware
6 109 (34.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 95 (29.69%) ITIL
8 94 (29.38%) SQL Server
9 93 (29.06%) MS Excel
9 93 (29.06%) Cisco
10 80 (25.00%) MCITP
11 79 (24.69%) MS Exchange
12 78 (24.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 76 (23.75%) MCP
14 72 (22.50%) SQL
15 68 (21.25%) Windows Server 2003
16 66 (20.63%) MCSA
17 65 (20.31%) Hyper-V
18 62 (19.38%) Cisco Certification
19 60 (18.75%) HP
20 56 (17.50%) SharePoint
21 54 (16.88%) MS Office
21 54 (16.88%) CCNA
21 54 (16.88%) Citrix
22 52 (16.25%) DNS
23 49 (15.31%) TCP/IP
24 48 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 45 (14.06%) Windows 7
26 44 (13.75%) Security Cleared
26 44 (13.75%) SCCM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 79 (24.69%) MS Exchange
2 56 (17.50%) SharePoint
3 43 (13.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 42 (13.13%) Lync
5 31 (9.69%) IIS
6 30 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (1.25%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.94%) Documentum
13 2 (0.63%) Site Server
13 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.31%) CMS
14 1 (0.31%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 93 (29.06%) MS Excel
2 54 (16.88%) MS Office
3 12 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.81%) MS Project
5 4 (1.25%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.13%) Office 365
2 14 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (16.25%) DNS
2 49 (15.31%) TCP/IP
3 31 (9.69%) SAN
4 30 (9.38%) Firewall
5 22 (6.88%) VPN
6 21 (6.56%) LAN
6 21 (6.56%) WAN
7 20 (6.25%) VoIP
8 16 (5.00%) DHCP
9 15 (4.69%) Internet
9 15 (4.69%) NAS
10 13 (4.06%) SMTP
10 13 (4.06%) PBX
10 13 (4.06%) Unified Communications
10 13 (4.06%) Fibre Channel
11 11 (3.44%) NetScaler
12 9 (2.81%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (2.50%) iSCSI
14 7 (2.19%) Ethernet
15 6 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (29.38%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (4.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (4.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.50%) Big Data
7 6 (1.88%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.25%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.25%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.94%) MySQL
9 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.94%) MS Access
9 3 (0.94%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (4.06%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (8.75%) Finance
2 19 (5.94%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.56%) Retail
4 4 (1.25%) French Language
4 4 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.25%) Automotive
4 4 (1.25%) Back Office
5 3 (0.94%) Legal
5 3 (0.94%) Advertising
5 3 (0.94%) Billing
6 2 (0.63%) Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Games
7 1 (0.31%) Electronics
7 1 (0.31%) Marketing
7 1 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 58 (18.13%) Support Engineer
2 45 (14.06%) Consultant
3 38 (11.88%) Analyst
4 36 (11.25%) Architect
5 30 (9.38%) Support Analyst
6 26 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 26 (8.13%) IT Support
7 25 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
8 19 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (5.63%) Technical Support
10 17 (5.31%) Developer
11 16 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
12 15 (4.69%) Project Manager
12 15 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (4.38%) Desktop Support
13 14 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (3.75%) Windows Engineer
15 11 (3.44%) Administrator
15 11 (3.44%) Desktop Engineer
15 11 (3.44%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.69%) .NET
2 22 (6.88%) ASP.NET
3 20 (6.25%) CSS
3 20 (6.25%) HTML
3 20 (6.25%) jQuery
4 17 (5.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (4.38%) .NET Framework
6 12 (3.75%) XML
6 12 (3.75%) HTML5
6 12 (3.75%) Regular Expression
7 10 (3.13%) AngularJS
8 9 (2.81%) CSS3
8 9 (2.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (2.81%) JSON
9 7 (2.19%) Ajax
9 7 (2.19%) Software Packaging
10 6 (1.88%) WCF
10 6 (1.88%) ODBC
10 6 (1.88%) ADO.NET
11 5 (1.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.56%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.38%) Clustering
4 13 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.44%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.81%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.81%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.50%) PMI
7 8 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.56%) Celerra
9 5 (1.56%) CLARiiON
9 5 (1.56%) Kindle
10 4 (1.25%) FlexPod
10 4 (1.25%) Open Source
10 4 (1.25%) Replication
10 4 (1.25%) PKI
11 3 (0.94%) iPhone
11 3 (0.94%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.94%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 223 (69.69%) Windows
2 78 (24.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (21.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 45 (14.06%) Windows 7
5 40 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (11.56%) Linux
7 22 (6.88%) Windows XP
8 16 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 14 (4.38%) Windows 2000
10 12 (3.75%) UNIX
11 6 (1.88%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.25%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.25%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.94%) Solaris
13 3 (0.94%) AIX
13 3 (0.94%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.94%) Android
13 3 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.31%) SUSE
14 1 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (29.69%) ITIL
2 34 (10.63%) Migration
3 25 (7.81%) Project Management
4 22 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (5.94%) Problem Management
6 18 (5.63%) MVC
7 17 (5.31%) Configuration Management
8 16 (5.00%) SIEM
9 15 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (4.06%) Server Monitoring
11 11 (3.44%) PRINCE2
12 9 (2.81%) Incident Management
13 8 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (2.50%) Waterfall
13 8 (2.50%) Time Management
13 8 (2.50%) Capacity Management
13 8 (2.50%) PRINCE
14 7 (2.19%) ERP
14 7 (2.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (22.50%) SQL
2 27 (8.44%) C#
3 20 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 20 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 12 (3.75%) C
5 9 (2.81%) Java
6 5 (1.56%) C++
6 5 (1.56%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.25%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.94%) JAQL
8 3 (0.94%) VBScript
9 2 (0.63%) Python
10 1 (0.31%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.31%) VBA
10 1 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 222 (69.38%) MCSE
2 80 (25.00%) MCITP
3 76 (23.75%) MCP
4 66 (20.63%) MCSA
5 62 (19.38%) Cisco Certification
6 54 (16.88%) CCNA
7 48 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 44 (13.75%) Security Cleared
9 40 (12.50%) MCTS
10 34 (10.63%) SC Cleared
11 32 (10.00%) DV Cleared
12 30 (9.38%) Degree
13 22 (6.88%) CCNP
14 18 (5.63%) Citrix Certification
15 17 (5.31%) CISSP
16 14 (4.38%) VTSP
17 13 (4.06%) CCA
18 12 (3.75%) VCP5
19 11 (3.44%) HP ASE
20 10 (3.13%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (7.81%) SLA
3 12 (3.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (2.19%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.56%) GPG13
5 5 (1.56%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.94%) COBIT
7 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 159 (49.69%) Active Directory
2 109 (34.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (20.31%) Hyper-V
4 33 (10.31%) vSphere
5 19 (5.94%) XenDesktop
6 17 (5.31%) XenApp
7 13 (4.06%) vCloud
8 12 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (3.44%) ISA Server
10 4 (1.25%) Firmware
10 4 (1.25%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.25%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.94%) Samba
11 3 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.31%) UAG
12 1 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 44 (13.75%) SCCM
2 18 (5.63%) NetBackup
3 10 (3.13%) SCOM
4 8 (2.50%) SCVMM
4 8 (2.50%) SCOrch
4 8 (2.50%) Legato
5 7 (2.19%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.19%) XenMobile
6 6 (1.88%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (1.56%) SCSM
7 5 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.25%) Nagios
8 4 (1.25%) Windows Intune
8 4 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.94%) DameWare
9 3 (0.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (0.63%) AppManager
Vendors
1 243 (75.94%) Microsoft
2 132 (41.25%) VMware
3 93 (29.06%) Cisco
4 60 (18.75%) HP
5 54 (16.88%) Citrix
6 32 (10.00%) NetApp
6 32 (10.00%) EMC
7 24 (7.50%) Symantec
8 18 (5.63%) Juniper
9 17 (5.31%) Oracle
10 16 (5.00%) 3PAR
11 14 (4.38%) Brocade
11 14 (4.38%) Avaya
12 13 (4.06%) Apple
13 12 (3.75%) CheckPoint
14 11 (3.44%) IBM
14 11 (3.44%) Veeam
15 10 (3.13%) McAfee
16 9 (2.81%) Dell
17 8 (2.50%) CommVault
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