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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 97 54 54
Rank change year-on-year
-43 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 142 250 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.40% 4.45% 4.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.57% 13.21% 13.52%
Number of salaries quoted 100 224 244
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £28,500 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +6.66%
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
2160 1892 1856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.49% 33.70% 33.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1290 1368 1560
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -17 83 £39,500 -5.95% 12
Windsor - 10 £27,500 -
Newbury -8 9 £34,000 -27.65%
Slough -13 7 £37,000 -17.77%
Bracknell -39 4 £37,500 -6.25%
Maidenhead -33 3 £65,000 +62.50%
Ascot 0 2 £40,000 +14.28%
Wokingham -18 1 £35,000 -9.67%
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 266 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 201 (59.82%) Windows
3 194 (57.74%) MCSE
4 124 (36.90%) SQL Server
4 124 (36.90%) Active Directory
5 119 (35.42%) MCITP
6 106 (31.55%) MS Exchange
6 106 (31.55%) MS Excel
7 103 (30.65%) VMware
8 99 (29.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 89 (26.49%) MCTS
10 84 (25.00%) SQL
11 77 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 76 (22.62%) Cisco
13 72 (21.43%) MCSA
13 72 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
14 71 (21.13%) MCP
15 68 (20.24%) ITIL
15 68 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 66 (19.64%) Windows 7
16 66 (19.64%) Cisco Certification
17 60 (17.86%) CCNA
17 60 (17.86%) Hyper-V
18 58 (17.26%) Windows Server 2012
19 57 (16.96%) SharePoint
19 57 (16.96%) Firewall
20 56 (16.67%) Citrix
21 53 (15.77%) TCP/IP
21 53 (15.77%) .NET
22 52 (15.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 106 (31.55%) MS Exchange
2 72 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (16.96%) SharePoint
4 49 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 39 (11.61%) Lync
5 39 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 30 (8.93%) IIS
7 26 (7.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.38%) Lotus Domino
8 8 (2.38%) Documentum
8 8 (2.38%) GroupWise
8 8 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.60%) Apache
12 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 106 (31.55%) MS Excel
2 49 (14.58%) MS Office
3 8 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.89%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 18 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.23%) Office 365
2 8 (2.38%) SaaS
3 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.49%) IaaS
5 4 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 57 (16.96%) Firewall
2 53 (15.77%) TCP/IP
3 46 (13.69%) DNS
4 38 (11.31%) SAN
5 29 (8.63%) Internet
6 27 (8.04%) DHCP
7 23 (6.85%) VPN
8 16 (4.76%) VoIP
8 16 (4.76%) Unified Communications
9 15 (4.46%) LDAP
10 14 (4.17%) NAS
10 14 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (3.87%) WAN
12 12 (3.57%) SMTP
12 12 (3.57%) PBX
13 11 (3.27%) WAAS
14 10 (2.98%) LAN
15 8 (2.38%) HTTP
15 8 (2.38%) DMZ
15 8 (2.38%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (36.90%) SQL Server
2 46 (13.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 37 (11.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (6.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (6.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.98%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (2.08%) MySQL
9 6 (1.79%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.79%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.19%) Text Mining
10 4 (1.19%) Big Data
11 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.89%) MS Access
11 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.89%) QlikView
11 3 (0.89%) DB2
12 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (8.93%) Visual Studio
2 15 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (3.27%) Subversion
4 7 (2.08%) NUnit
4 7 (2.08%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (1.19%) JIRA
5 4 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (6.55%) Finance
2 15 (4.46%) German Language
3 13 (3.87%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.38%) French Language
4 8 (2.38%) Games
4 8 (2.38%) Legal
5 4 (1.19%) Italian Language
6 3 (0.89%) Spanish Language
6 3 (0.89%) Advertising
7 1 (0.30%) Publishing
7 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.30%) Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 77 (22.92%) Support Engineer
2 76 (22.62%) Consultant
3 37 (11.01%) Developer
3 37 (11.01%) Analyst
4 32 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 32 (9.52%) Microsoft Consultant
5 29 (8.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 28 (8.33%) Architect
7 27 (8.04%) Support Analyst
8 23 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 21 (6.25%) Technical Support
10 19 (5.65%) .NET Developer
11 18 (5.36%) Technical Support Engineer
11 18 (5.36%) Technical Engineer
11 18 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 16 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
13 15 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (4.17%) IT Support
14 14 (4.17%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (15.77%) .NET
2 41 (12.20%) ASP.NET
3 29 (8.63%) HTML
4 28 (8.33%) XML
5 23 (6.85%) CSS
6 21 (6.25%) WCF
7 20 (5.95%) Ajax
8 19 (5.65%) jQuery
9 17 (5.06%) WSDL
10 16 (4.76%) Web Services
11 14 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (3.27%) LINQ
13 9 (2.68%) ADO.NET
14 8 (2.38%) NHibernate
14 8 (2.38%) Razor View Engine
14 8 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 7 (2.08%) Castle Windsor
15 7 (2.08%) MonoRail
16 6 (1.79%) CSS3
16 6 (1.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.55%) Clustering
2 18 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 16 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.87%) Fat Client
4 13 (3.87%) Thin Client
5 11 (3.27%) Celerra
5 11 (3.27%) CLARiiON
6 10 (2.98%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.38%) iPhone
8 6 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.79%) EqualLogic
9 5 (1.49%) Replication
10 4 (1.19%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.19%) PMI
10 4 (1.19%) Firmware
10 4 (1.19%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.19%) Social Media
10 4 (1.19%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.89%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 201 (59.82%) Windows
2 99 (29.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 66 (19.64%) Windows 7
5 58 (17.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (9.82%) Windows 8
7 22 (6.55%) Linux
8 20 (5.95%) Android
9 19 (5.65%) Windows XP
10 10 (2.98%) SUSE
10 10 (2.98%) Windows Mobile
11 9 (2.68%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.79%) UNIX
12 6 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.19%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.89%) Solaris
14 3 (0.89%) Debian
15 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.60%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (20.24%) ITIL
2 40 (11.90%) Migration
3 33 (9.82%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (8.63%) CRM
5 22 (6.55%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 20 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (5.06%) Validation
9 15 (4.46%) Time Management
10 14 (4.17%) Service Management
10 14 (4.17%) MVC
10 14 (4.17%) PRINCE2
11 13 (3.87%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.87%) ITSM
12 11 (3.27%) OO
13 10 (2.98%) Project Management
13 10 (2.98%) Scrum
14 9 (2.68%) Mobile Device Management
15 8 (2.38%) Network Management
15 8 (2.38%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 84 (25.00%) SQL
2 46 (13.69%) C#
3 24 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 14 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.49%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.19%) C
7 4 (1.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (0.89%) Perl
9 2 (0.60%) C++
9 2 (0.60%) VBScript
10 1 (0.30%) VBA
10 1 (0.30%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.30%) Java
10 1 (0.30%) PHP
10 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 194 (57.74%) MCSE
2 119 (35.42%) MCITP
3 89 (26.49%) MCTS
4 72 (21.43%) MCSA
5 71 (21.13%) MCP
6 66 (19.64%) Cisco Certification
7 60 (17.86%) CCNA
8 52 (15.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 37 (11.01%) Degree
10 31 (9.23%) Citrix Certification
11 28 (8.33%) CCNP
12 26 (7.74%) CCA
13 23 (6.85%) Security Cleared
14 22 (6.55%) MCSD
15 20 (5.95%) SC Cleared
16 19 (5.65%) VCAP
17 18 (5.36%) DV Cleared
18 17 (5.06%) VTSP
18 17 (5.06%) CCEE
19 16 (4.76%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.42%) SLA
2 5 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (1.49%) QA
3 4 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 124 (36.90%) Active Directory
2 68 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (17.86%) Hyper-V
4 32 (9.52%) vSphere
5 24 (7.14%) XenDesktop
6 21 (6.25%) XenApp
6 21 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (4.17%) VMware ESX
7 14 (4.17%) vCloud
8 12 (3.57%) UAG
9 10 (2.98%) IAG
10 9 (2.68%) Terminal Server
11 6 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (1.49%) XenServer
13 3 (0.89%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.89%) KVM
13 3 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.60%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.60%) Samba
14 2 (0.60%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 44 (13.10%) SCCM
2 19 (5.65%) SCOM
3 10 (2.98%) NetBackup
3 10 (2.98%) WSUS
4 8 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (2.08%) XenMobile
6 6 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.79%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.49%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.19%) SCSM
8 4 (1.19%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.60%) Nessus
10 1 (0.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.30%) YUM
10 1 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 266 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 103 (30.65%) VMware
3 76 (22.62%) Cisco
4 56 (16.67%) Citrix
5 50 (14.88%) HP
6 32 (9.52%) EMC
7 26 (7.74%) Dell
7 26 (7.74%) NetApp
8 18 (5.36%) Oracle
9 17 (5.06%) Symantec
10 14 (4.17%) AppSense
11 12 (3.57%) Red Hat
11 12 (3.57%) Avaya
12 11 (3.27%) 3PAR
13 7 (2.08%) Veeam
13 7 (2.08%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.79%) Lotus
14 6 (1.79%) Novell
14 6 (1.79%) IBM
14 6 (1.79%) F5
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