Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 175 123
Rank change year-on-year +79 -52 -27
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 199 88 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.94% 1.32% 2.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.78% 4.64% 7.86%
Number of salaries quoted 126 79 226
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,875
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,500 £64,750
South East median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -9.09% +2.67%

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 1,690 1,896 3,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 24.99% 28.54% 32.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,282 1,433 2,363
Berkshire median annual salary £48,250 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.58% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,225 £75,000 £75,925
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.27%

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018. 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
Maidenhead +22 84 £60,000 +140.00% 1
Reading +45 68 £48,514 +2.13% 8
Bracknell -5 17 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Wokingham - 5 £60,000 - 1
Slough -2 4 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Newbury -15 1 £37,500 +36.36% 2
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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.

1 147 (73.87%) Microsoft
2 143 (71.86%) MCSE
3 138 (69.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 89 (44.72%) Active Directory
5 83 (41.71%) MCSA
6 82 (41.21%) Windows
7 81 (40.70%) ITIL
8 63 (31.66%) SQL Server
9 61 (30.65%) Office 365
10 57 (28.64%) VMware
11 48 (24.12%) PowerShell
12 47 (23.62%) Amazon AWS
13 46 (23.12%) Windows Server
14 45 (22.61%) MCITP
15 43 (21.61%) VMware Infrastructure
16 42 (21.11%) Hyper-V
16 42 (21.11%) Degree
17 40 (20.10%) Enterprise Architecture
17 40 (20.10%) WAN
18 38 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
19 37 (18.59%) Strategic Thinking
19 37 (18.59%) SQL
20 35 (17.59%) Migration
20 35 (17.59%) Presales
21 34 (17.09%) Oracle
22 30 (15.08%) Azure Active Directory
23 28 (14.07%) Project Management
23 28 (14.07%) Middleware
23 28 (14.07%) Publishing
24 27 (13.57%) MCP

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 14 (7.04%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.03%) Oracle Service Bus
3 9 (4.52%) IIS
4 8 (4.02%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (3.02%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.51%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (11.06%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 138 (69.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (30.65%) Office 365
3 47 (23.62%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (15.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (10.05%) IBM Cloud
5 20 (10.05%) PaaS
6 17 (8.54%) SaaS
7 13 (6.53%) IaaS
8 8 (4.02%) OneDrive
9 6 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (3.02%) Amazon EMR
9 6 (3.02%) Amazon Kinesis
9 6 (3.02%) Amazon S3
9 6 (3.02%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (3.02%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (3.02%) Serverless
10 5 (2.51%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.01%) GitHub
11 2 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (20.10%) WAN
2 24 (12.06%) Firewall
3 21 (10.55%) LAN
4 20 (10.05%) Network Security
5 16 (8.04%) DNS
6 11 (5.53%) DHCP
7 9 (4.52%) SAN
8 8 (4.02%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (3.52%) VPN
10 5 (2.51%) Skype
11 4 (2.01%) Internet
12 3 (1.51%) TCP/IP
13 2 (1.01%) NAS
14 1 (0.50%) BGP
14 1 (0.50%) Converged Networks
14 1 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
14 1 (0.50%) VLAN
14 1 (0.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (31.66%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.04%) Oracle Database
3 12 (6.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 12 (6.03%) Oracle Database 12c
4 9 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.02%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (3.02%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (3.02%) Cosmos DB
5 6 (3.02%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.02%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.51%) Big Data
6 3 (1.51%) Power BI
7 2 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.50%) OLTP
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.01%) AdminStudio
1 4 (2.01%) MSI
1 4 (2.01%) Visual Studio
1 4 (2.01%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (14.07%) Publishing
2 5 (2.51%) Finance
2 5 (2.51%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.01%) Advertising
3 4 (2.01%) Retail
4 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.01%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.50%) Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Billing
5 1 (0.50%) Legal
5 1 (0.50%) Marketing
5 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (27.14%) Architect
2 41 (20.60%) Cloud Architect
3 24 (12.06%) Administrator
3 24 (12.06%) Consultant
4 18 (9.05%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (8.54%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 14 (7.04%) Lead Architect
7 13 (6.53%) Senior Consultant
7 13 (6.53%) Technical Architect
8 11 (5.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.03%) DBA
9 10 (5.03%) SQL DBA
9 10 (5.03%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.03%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.52%) Subject Matter Expert
10 9 (4.52%) Technical Consultant
11 8 (4.02%) Automation Architect
11 8 (4.02%) Cloud Administrator
11 8 (4.02%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.07%) Middleware
2 22 (11.06%) JSON
3 13 (6.53%) OAuth
3 13 (6.53%) SAML
4 12 (6.03%) .NET
4 12 (6.03%) Web Services
5 7 (3.52%) ASP.NET
6 6 (3.02%) HTML
7 4 (2.01%) Ajax
7 4 (2.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.51%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.51%) CSS
8 3 (1.51%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (1.51%) Node.js
9 2 (1.01%) jQuery
10 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.50%) CSS3
10 1 (0.50%) HTML5
10 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.55%) Computer Science
1 19 (9.55%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (8.54%) CESG
3 16 (8.04%) Data Centre
4 15 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (6.03%) NHS
5 12 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (4.02%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.51%) PKI
8 4 (2.01%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.51%) Clustering
9 3 (1.51%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.01%) Blog
10 2 (1.01%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.01%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.50%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (41.21%) Windows
2 46 (23.12%) Windows Server
3 38 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (12.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (6.03%) Windows 10
6 11 (5.53%) Linux
7 9 (4.52%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (3.52%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.01%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (2.01%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (40.70%) ITIL
2 40 (20.10%) Enterprise Architecture
3 37 (18.59%) Strategic Thinking
4 35 (17.59%) Migration
4 35 (17.59%) Presales
5 28 (14.07%) Project Management
6 27 (13.57%) PRINCE2
7 25 (12.56%) Logistics
8 23 (11.56%) Scrum
9 22 (11.06%) Workflow
10 21 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (10.55%) Configuration Management
11 20 (10.05%) Build Automation
12 19 (9.55%) Customer Requirements
12 19 (9.55%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (9.55%) ITIL V3
13 17 (8.54%) Change Management
14 16 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (8.04%) Requirements Management
14 16 (8.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (24.12%) PowerShell
2 37 (18.59%) SQL
3 25 (12.56%) Python
4 9 (4.52%) C#
4 9 (4.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.51%) Java
5 3 (1.51%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.51%) Scala
5 3 (1.51%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.51%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.01%) Ruby
7 1 (0.50%) C
7 1 (0.50%) C++
7 1 (0.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 143 (71.86%) MCSE
2 83 (41.71%) MCSA
3 45 (22.61%) MCITP
4 42 (21.11%) Degree
5 27 (13.57%) MCP
6 21 (10.55%) MCTS
7 16 (8.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (8.04%) MCSD
7 16 (8.04%) Security Cleared
8 9 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (4.02%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (4.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.51%) AWS Certification
10 5 (2.51%) CCNA
10 5 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (2.01%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.01%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.01%) HP ASE
12 2 (1.01%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (8.54%) Data Quality
3 10 (5.03%) SLA
4 5 (2.51%) GAMP
5 4 (2.01%) QA
6 1 (0.50%) COBIT
6 1 (0.50%) GDPR
6 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 89 (44.72%) Active Directory
2 43 (21.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (21.11%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.03%) vSphere
5 6 (3.02%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.51%) UAG
9 2 (1.01%) Docker
9 2 (1.01%) Firmware
9 2 (1.01%) vCloud
10 1 (0.50%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.50%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.50%) HDFS
10 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (11.06%) Ansible
2 18 (9.05%) SCCM
3 6 (3.02%) SCOM
3 6 (3.02%) WSUS
4 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.01%) WMI
Vendors
1 147 (73.87%) Microsoft
2 57 (28.64%) VMware
3 34 (17.09%) Oracle
4 13 (6.53%) IBM
5 8 (4.02%) Citrix
6 7 (3.52%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.02%) Capita
7 6 (3.02%) HP
8 5 (2.51%) Cisco
8 5 (2.51%) NETGEAR
8 5 (2.51%) Sophos
8 5 (2.51%) Symantec
9 4 (2.01%) Dell
10 3 (1.51%) NetApp
10 3 (1.51%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.01%) EMC
11 2 (1.01%) Google
11 2 (1.01%) Polycom
11 2 (1.01%) Tandberg
12 1 (0.50%) Juniper