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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 98 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 139 244 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.53% 4.61% 4.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.78% 13.47% 14.62%
Number of salaries quoted 121 221 225
Average salary £36,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
2049 1812 1751
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.29% 34.20% 34.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1361 1267 1369
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,750 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -43 49 £33,500 -17.28% 14
Newbury +2 22 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Slough -1 14 £30,500 -32.22% 3
Maidenhead -10 12 £53,750 -2.27% 1
Bracknell -37 2 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Thatcham -4 1 £23,500 -11.32% 1
Wokingham -15 1 £23,500 -32.85% 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 223 (77.43%) Microsoft
2 198 (68.75%) Windows
3 195 (67.71%) MCSE
4 140 (48.61%) Active Directory
5 126 (43.75%) VMware
6 105 (36.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 88 (30.56%) MS Excel
8 82 (28.47%) SQL Server
9 80 (27.78%) MCITP
10 78 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 76 (26.39%) ITIL
12 75 (26.04%) MS Exchange
13 72 (25.00%) Cisco
14 69 (23.96%) SQL
15 66 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
16 63 (21.88%) MCP
17 59 (20.49%) MCSA
17 59 (20.49%) Citrix
18 56 (19.44%) Hyper-V
19 55 (19.10%) Cisco Certification
20 50 (17.36%) MS Office
21 48 (16.67%) SharePoint
21 48 (16.67%) CCNA
22 47 (16.32%) Exchange Server 2010
22 47 (16.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 46 (15.97%) TCP/IP
24 44 (15.28%) SCCM
25 43 (14.93%) MCTS
25 43 (14.93%) DNS
26 41 (14.24%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 75 (26.04%) MS Exchange
2 48 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 47 (16.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 28 (9.72%) IIS
6 27 (9.38%) Lync
7 26 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (2.08%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.74%) Documentum
11 4 (1.39%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.69%) Apache
12 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 88 (30.56%) MS Excel
2 50 (17.36%) MS Office
3 9 (3.13%) MS Project
4 6 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.39%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.90%) Office 365
2 13 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.39%) IaaS
3 4 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (15.97%) TCP/IP
2 43 (14.93%) DNS
3 28 (9.72%) Firewall
4 25 (8.68%) SAN
5 18 (6.25%) VPN
6 17 (5.90%) VoIP
7 16 (5.56%) WAN
8 15 (5.21%) LAN
9 13 (4.51%) PBX
9 13 (4.51%) NAS
10 12 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (4.17%) Unified Communications
10 12 (4.17%) SMTP
11 11 (3.82%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (3.47%) NetScaler
13 9 (3.13%) Internet
13 9 (3.13%) DHCP
13 9 (3.13%) Ethernet
14 8 (2.78%) WAAS
15 7 (2.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (28.47%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.74%) Big Data
8 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.35%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.35%) DB2
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (3.47%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (9.38%) Finance
2 13 (4.51%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.74%) French Language
4 4 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.04%) Advertising
6 2 (0.69%) Banking
6 2 (0.69%) Retail
7 1 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 59 (20.49%) Support Engineer
2 48 (16.67%) Consultant
3 40 (13.89%) Analyst
4 33 (11.46%) Support Analyst
5 30 (10.42%) IT Support
6 27 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 24 (8.33%) Architect
8 21 (7.29%) 3rd Line Support
9 20 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (6.94%) IT Support Engineer
10 17 (5.90%) Technical Support
11 16 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (5.56%) Developer
12 15 (5.21%) Senior Support Engineer
13 14 (4.86%) Project Manager
14 13 (4.51%) Windows Engineer
15 12 (4.17%) Virtualisation Architect
15 12 (4.17%) Desktop Support
16 11 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
16 11 (3.82%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.72%) .NET
2 16 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 14 (4.86%) jQuery
3 14 (4.86%) HTML
4 13 (4.51%) CSS
5 12 (4.17%) Regular Expression
6 11 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (3.13%) XML
8 8 (2.78%) HTML5
8 8 (2.78%) CSS3
8 8 (2.78%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.08%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.08%) Web Services
10 5 (1.74%) Software Packaging
10 5 (1.74%) JSON
11 4 (1.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 4 (1.39%) SOAP
11 4 (1.39%) ADO.NET
12 3 (1.04%) XSLT
12 3 (1.04%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.60%) Computer Science
2 18 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.47%) Fat Client
3 10 (3.47%) Thin Client
4 9 (3.13%) Clustering
4 9 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (2.78%) Celerra
5 8 (2.78%) CLARiiON
5 8 (2.78%) PMI
6 7 (2.43%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.74%) Kindle
8 4 (1.39%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.39%) Open Source
9 3 (1.04%) PKI
10 2 (0.69%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.69%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.69%) Physics
10 2 (0.69%) Chemistry
10 2 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 198 (68.75%) Windows
2 78 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (14.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (12.85%) Windows 7
6 27 (9.38%) Linux
7 18 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 13 (4.51%) UNIX
8 13 (4.51%) Windows 8
9 10 (3.47%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.74%) Android
11 4 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.04%) AIX
12 3 (1.04%) Solaris
13 2 (0.69%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.69%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.35%) HPUX
14 1 (0.35%) Debian
14 1 (0.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (26.39%) ITIL
2 29 (10.07%) Migration
3 20 (6.94%) Project Management
3 20 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (5.21%) MVC
4 15 (5.21%) Configuration Management
5 13 (4.51%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (4.51%) SIEM
6 11 (3.82%) Problem Management
7 10 (3.47%) Mobile Device Management
7 10 (3.47%) Server Monitoring
8 9 (3.13%) PRINCE2
9 8 (2.78%) Waterfall
9 8 (2.78%) Capacity Management
9 8 (2.78%) Incident Management
9 8 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (2.78%) ERP
9 8 (2.78%) PRINCE
10 7 (2.43%) BCP
10 7 (2.43%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 69 (23.96%) SQL
2 21 (7.29%) C#
3 14 (4.86%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.47%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.78%) Java
6 6 (2.08%) C
7 5 (1.74%) C++
8 4 (1.39%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.69%) VBScript
9 2 (0.69%) Python
10 1 (0.35%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.35%) PHP
10 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 195 (67.71%) MCSE
2 80 (27.78%) MCITP
3 63 (21.88%) MCP
4 59 (20.49%) MCSA
5 55 (19.10%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (16.67%) CCNA
7 47 (16.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 43 (14.93%) MCTS
9 34 (11.81%) Security Cleared
10 25 (8.68%) SC Cleared
10 25 (8.68%) DV Cleared
11 20 (6.94%) Citrix Certification
11 20 (6.94%) CCNP
11 20 (6.94%) Degree
12 17 (5.90%) VTSP
13 16 (5.56%) CISSP
14 15 (5.21%) CCA
15 13 (4.51%) VCAP
16 11 (3.82%) HP ASE
17 10 (3.47%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (7.29%) SLA
3 5 (1.74%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.04%) GPG13
System Software
1 140 (48.61%) Active Directory
2 105 (36.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (19.44%) Hyper-V
4 29 (10.07%) vSphere
5 19 (6.60%) XenDesktop
6 18 (6.25%) XenApp
7 13 (4.51%) vCloud
8 10 (3.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (3.47%) ISA Server
9 4 (1.39%) Firmware
10 3 (1.04%) Samba
11 2 (0.69%) Nmap
12 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 44 (15.28%) SCCM
2 18 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 12 (4.17%) SCOM
4 8 (2.78%) SCOrch
5 7 (2.43%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.43%) SCVMM
5 7 (2.43%) XenMobile
6 5 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.74%) SCSM
6 5 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (1.39%) Windows Intune
7 4 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (1.39%) Nagios
8 3 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.69%) Nessus
9 2 (0.69%) AppManager
10 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 223 (77.43%) Microsoft
2 126 (43.75%) VMware
3 72 (25.00%) Cisco
4 59 (20.49%) Citrix
5 39 (13.54%) HP
6 29 (10.07%) EMC
7 27 (9.38%) NetApp
8 22 (7.64%) Symantec
9 17 (5.90%) 3PAR
10 15 (5.21%) Avaya
11 14 (4.86%) Oracle
12 12 (4.17%) Brocade
13 11 (3.82%) Veeam
14 10 (3.47%) IBM
14 10 (3.47%) CheckPoint
15 9 (3.13%) Juniper
16 8 (2.78%) Dell
16 8 (2.78%) McAfee
17 7 (2.43%) SAP
18 6 (2.08%) Lotus
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum + £1,200 DV Clearance allowance
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £9999 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + 7% Pension / 12% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + car + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 7 days ago
Newbury
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Thatcham
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £21,000 - £26,000
Posted: 11 days ago
Maidenhead
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens + Car + Stock
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000pa Depending On Experience
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive with excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Slough
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 23 days ago