Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 150 102
Rank change year-on-year +40 -48 +12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 162 107 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.55% 1.74% 2.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.73% 6.10% 9.06%
Number of salaries quoted 112 57 240
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.44% +2.35% +21.43%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,600 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £70,500 £71,250
South East median annual salary £40,000 £39,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% -0.94% +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 1,665 1,754 2,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.23% 28.60% 32.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,231 1,381 2,082
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £78,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 18 October 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 18 October 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
Reading +35 65 £65,000 +44.44% 9
Maidenhead +2 51 £55,000 +120.00%
Bracknell -24 23 £27,500 -56.00% 1
Slough -7 4 £34,000 -2.86% 1
Wokingham 0 2 £51,250 +2.50% 1
Newbury +4 1 - - 2
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 128 (79.01%) MCSE
2 127 (78.40%) Microsoft
3 111 (68.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 93 (57.41%) Active Directory
5 68 (41.98%) Office 365
6 67 (41.36%) MCSA
7 57 (35.19%) ITIL
8 54 (33.33%) Windows
9 50 (30.86%) Azure Active Directory
10 44 (27.16%) Presales
10 44 (27.16%) Amazon AWS
11 42 (25.93%) Project Management
12 39 (24.07%) VMware
12 39 (24.07%) MCITP
13 36 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
13 36 (22.22%) Degree
13 36 (22.22%) Network Security
14 34 (20.99%) Windows Server
15 33 (20.37%) SQL
16 32 (19.75%) Vendor Relationship Management
17 31 (19.14%) Web Services
18 30 (18.52%) PRINCE2
18 30 (18.52%) SQL Server
19 29 (17.90%) Microsoft Office
20 27 (16.67%) Hyper-V
21 26 (16.05%) Windows Server 2012
21 26 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
21 26 (16.05%) Workflow
21 26 (16.05%) Python
22 25 (15.43%) 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 (8.64%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.79%) IIS
3 6 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.47%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (2.47%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (17.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.62%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 5 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.62%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 111 (68.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (41.98%) Office 365
3 50 (30.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 44 (27.16%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (14.81%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (14.81%) Amazon EMR
5 24 (14.81%) Amazon Kinesis
5 24 (14.81%) Amazon S3
5 24 (14.81%) Amazon SQS
5 24 (14.81%) AWS Lambda
5 24 (14.81%) Serverless
6 17 (10.49%) SaaS
7 8 (4.94%) IBM Cloud
7 8 (4.94%) PaaS
8 7 (4.32%) IaaS
9 4 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.85%) GitHub
10 3 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 36 (22.22%) Network Security
2 21 (12.96%) WAN
3 18 (11.11%) DNS
4 16 (9.88%) Firewall
5 15 (9.26%) LAN
6 13 (8.02%) DHCP
7 11 (6.79%) SAN
8 9 (5.56%) TCP/IP
9 8 (4.94%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (3.70%) VPN
11 4 (2.47%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.85%) NAS
12 3 (1.85%) Skype
12 3 (1.85%) VLAN
13 1 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 24 (14.81%) Amazon RDS
2 24 (14.81%) Amazon Redshift
2 24 (14.81%) Cosmos DB
2 24 (14.81%) RDBMS
2 24 (14.81%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (2.47%) Power BI
4 3 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.23%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.23%) HDInsight
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (7.41%) Publishing
2 6 (3.70%) Finance
3 5 (3.09%) Retail
4 3 (1.85%) Advertising
5 2 (1.23%) Billing
5 2 (1.23%) Legal
5 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.23%) Marketing
6 1 (0.62%) Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (30.86%) Architect
2 40 (24.69%) Cloud Architect
3 28 (17.28%) Solutions Architect
4 27 (16.67%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 27 (16.67%) Lead Architect
5 22 (13.58%) Consultant
6 19 (11.73%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 14 (8.64%) Administrator
8 12 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (6.79%) IT Administrator
9 11 (6.79%) IT Systems Administrator
9 11 (6.79%) Senior Consultant
9 11 (6.79%) Subject Matter Expert
10 10 (6.17%) Technical Architect
11 9 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
12 8 (4.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 7 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (4.32%) Support Engineer
13 7 (4.32%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (19.14%) Web Services
2 22 (13.58%) .NET
3 18 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 18 (11.11%) OAuth
3 18 (11.11%) SAML
4 15 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (7.41%) Middleware
6 8 (4.94%) JSON
7 3 (1.85%) HTML
8 2 (1.23%) CSS
9 1 (0.62%) jQuery
9 1 (0.62%) React
9 1 (0.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.96%) CESG
2 19 (11.73%) Computer Science
3 17 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (8.02%) Data Centre
5 9 (5.56%) NHS
6 8 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.85%) Clustering
8 3 (1.85%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.85%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.23%) Blog
9 2 (1.23%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.62%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.62%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 54 (33.33%) Windows
2 34 (20.99%) Windows Server
3 26 (16.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.79%) Linux
6 10 (6.17%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.32%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.09%) Unix
9 4 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.85%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (35.19%) ITIL
2 44 (27.16%) Presales
3 42 (25.93%) Project Management
4 36 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
5 32 (19.75%) Vendor Relationship Management
6 30 (18.52%) PRINCE2
7 26 (16.05%) Workflow
8 24 (14.81%) Identity Access Management
9 23 (14.20%) Strategic Thinking
10 20 (12.35%) Migration
11 19 (11.73%) B2B
11 19 (11.73%) B2C
11 19 (11.73%) Logistics
12 17 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (9.88%) Service Management
14 15 (9.26%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (8.64%) Change Management
16 13 (8.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 11 (6.79%) Business Forecasting
17 11 (6.79%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.37%) SQL
2 26 (16.05%) Python
3 22 (13.58%) PowerShell
4 15 (9.26%) Java
4 15 (9.26%) PL/SQL
4 15 (9.26%) Scala
4 15 (9.26%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.47%) C#
6 3 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.62%) C
8 1 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.62%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 128 (79.01%) MCSE
2 67 (41.36%) MCSA
3 39 (24.07%) MCITP
4 36 (22.22%) Degree
5 25 (15.43%) MCP
6 24 (14.81%) Security Cleared
7 19 (11.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (5.56%) MCSD
9 8 (4.94%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (4.32%) CCNA
10 7 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (4.32%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (4.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.85%) AWS Certification
12 3 (1.85%) MCTS
12 3 (1.85%) RHCE
13 2 (1.23%) VCP6
14 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
14 1 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.96%) Data Quality
2 9 (5.56%) SLA
3 8 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 93 (57.41%) Active Directory
2 27 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 26 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (5.56%) vSphere
5 4 (2.47%) Firmware
6 3 (1.85%) Docker
6 3 (1.85%) UAG
6 3 (1.85%) vCloud
7 2 (1.23%) HDFS
8 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (6.79%) Ansible
2 6 (3.70%) SCCM
3 5 (3.09%) SCOM
4 1 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 127 (78.40%) Microsoft
2 39 (24.07%) VMware
3 13 (8.02%) Oracle
4 8 (4.94%) Cisco
5 5 (3.09%) Apple
5 5 (3.09%) NETGEAR
5 5 (3.09%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.09%) Sophos
6 4 (2.47%) Dell
6 4 (2.47%) HP
6 4 (2.47%) IBM
6 4 (2.47%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.85%) Citrix
7 3 (1.85%) Google
7 3 (1.85%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.23%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.23%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.23%) EMC
8 2 (1.23%) Juniper
8 2 (1.23%) NetApp