Period
to 28 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 108 140
Rank change year-on-year -32 +32 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 77 151 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.58% 2.67% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.46% 9.53% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 76 112 69
Berkshire median annual salary £58,750 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.50% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £28,100
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,192 1,584 1,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 24.43% 27.96% 27.40%
Number of salaries quoted 923 1,101 1,418
Berkshire median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification 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 in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Berkshire over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 28 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -22 29 £47,500 +11.76% 10
Slough +39 21 £75,000 +120.59% 5
Maidenhead +18 12 £70,000 - 2
Bracknell -6 5 £70,000 +107.41% 1
Ascot - 4 £38,327 -
Newbury - 2 £47,500 - 3
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 56 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 42 (54.55%) MCSE
3 29 (37.66%) Azure
4 27 (35.06%) Office 365
4 27 (35.06%) Windows
5 22 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 20 (25.97%) ITIL
6 20 (25.97%) MCSA
7 19 (24.68%) VMware
7 19 (24.68%) Degree
8 18 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (16.88%) MCP
10 11 (14.29%) SQL
10 11 (14.29%) Information Security
10 11 (14.29%) MCITP
10 11 (14.29%) IaaS
10 11 (14.29%) Windows Server
11 10 (12.99%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (12.99%) Mentoring
11 10 (12.99%) AWS
11 10 (12.99%) Hyper-V
11 10 (12.99%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
12 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
13 8 (10.39%) Identity Access Management
13 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
13 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (10.39%) SLA
13 8 (10.39%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (10.39%) Problem-Solving

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.60%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.30%) Confluence
3 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.30%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (37.66%) Azure
2 27 (35.06%) Office 365
3 11 (14.29%) IaaS
4 10 (12.99%) AWS
4 10 (12.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (6.49%) Power Platform
6 4 (5.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (5.19%) PaaS
7 3 (3.90%) Google Drive
7 3 (3.90%) PowerApps
7 3 (3.90%) SaaS
7 3 (3.90%) Serverless
8 2 (2.60%) Cloudflare
8 2 (2.60%) Mimecast
8 2 (2.60%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) DNS
2 5 (6.49%) DHCP
2 5 (6.49%) Firewall
2 5 (6.49%) NAS
2 5 (6.49%) SAN
3 4 (5.19%) VPN
4 3 (3.90%) WAN
4 3 (3.90%) Wireless
5 2 (2.60%) BGP
5 2 (2.60%) IPsec
5 2 (2.60%) MPLS
5 2 (2.60%) OSPF
5 2 (2.60%) Skype
5 2 (2.60%) VLAN
6 1 (1.30%) LAN
6 1 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.30%) SMTP
6 1 (1.30%) SNMP
6 1 (1.30%) VoIP
6 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.60%) Power BI
3 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.30%) Big Data
4 1 (1.30%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (2.60%) JIRA
3 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.30%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.30%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
1 6 (7.79%) Public Sector
2 4 (5.19%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (18.18%) Consultant
2 11 (14.29%) Architect
3 9 (11.69%) Azure Consultant
3 9 (11.69%) Field Engineer
3 9 (11.69%) Senior Field Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (6.49%) Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 5 (6.49%) Security Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Identity Management Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) .NET
1 6 (7.79%) JSON
2 3 (3.90%) .NET Core
2 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.90%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.30%) CSS
3 1 (1.30%) HTML
3 1 (1.30%) LDAP
3 1 (1.30%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (1.30%) Node.js
3 1 (1.30%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (1.30%) SOAP
3 1 (1.30%) WCF
3 1 (1.30%) Web Services
3 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.19%) NHS
3 3 (3.90%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.60%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.30%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.06%) Windows
2 11 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.79%) Windows 10
4 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.90%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.60%) Linux
7 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.30%) CentOS
8 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) ITIL
2 11 (14.29%) Information Security
3 10 (12.99%) Mentoring
4 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.39%) Identity Access Management
4 8 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (9.09%) BCP
5 7 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (9.09%) Identity Management
5 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (9.09%) Presales
5 7 (9.09%) Service Management
6 6 (7.79%) DevOps
6 6 (7.79%) Time Management
6 6 (7.79%) TOGAF
7 5 (6.49%) DoDAF
7 5 (6.49%) Migration
7 5 (6.49%) MODAF
7 5 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.49%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.29%) SQL
2 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.49%) C#
4 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (54.55%) MCSE
2 20 (25.97%) MCSA
3 19 (24.68%) Degree
4 13 (16.88%) MCP
5 11 (14.29%) MCITP
6 10 (12.99%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (9.09%) CCIE
7 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 5 (6.49%) CCDP
8 5 (6.49%) CEH
8 5 (6.49%) CISSP
8 5 (6.49%) CREST Certified
8 5 (6.49%) DV Cleared
8 5 (6.49%) LPIC
8 5 (6.49%) OSCP
9 3 (3.90%) CCNA
10 2 (2.60%) A+ Certification
10 2 (2.60%) MCTS
10 2 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) SLA
2 7 (9.09%) ISO 22301
2 7 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (6.49%) RMADS
4 1 (1.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 18 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.99%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.90%) Docker
5 2 (2.60%) XenApp
6 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.30%) Grafana
2 1 (1.30%) Graylog
2 1 (1.30%) SCCM
2 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 19 (24.68%) VMware
3 4 (5.19%) Cisco
3 4 (5.19%) CyberArk
4 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.90%) Google
4 3 (3.90%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.60%) Citrix
5 2 (2.60%) F5
5 2 (2.60%) HP
5 2 (2.60%) Juniper
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle
5 2 (2.60%) Palo Alto
5 2 (2.60%) Zscaler
6 1 (1.30%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.30%) BMC
6 1 (1.30%) Databricks
6 1 (1.30%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.30%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.30%) Symantec