Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 113 117
Rank change year-on-year -35 +4 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 112 233 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.80% 2.69% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.29% 8.45% 6.84%
Number of salaries quoted 60 217 222
Berkshire median annual salary £41,250 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33% -23.47%
10th Percentile £24,900 £28,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,125 £71,250 £60,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%

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 1782 2757 3743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.58% 31.84% 33.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1393 2023 2817
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +9.38% +4.35%
10th Percentile £26,050 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £78,750 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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
Bracknell -17 32 £60,000 +14.29%
Reading -15 27 £40,000 -10.11%
Slough +2 9 £35,000 +7.69%
Maidenhead +5 8 £27,500 -50.00%
Thatcham - 6 £42,500 -
Windsor - 6 £29,000 -
Newbury -12 3 £25,000 -9.09%
Wokingham +7 2 £50,000 +33.33%
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 97 (86.61%) Microsoft
2 59 (52.68%) MCSE
3 45 (40.18%) Office 365
4 44 (39.29%) Windows
5 39 (34.82%) Presales
6 37 (33.04%) Microsoft Azure
7 36 (32.14%) Active Directory
8 34 (30.36%) Degree
9 29 (25.89%) MCP
10 28 (25.00%) ITIL
11 26 (23.21%) Windows Server
12 23 (20.54%) Firewall
13 22 (19.64%) C#
13 22 (19.64%) SharePoint
14 21 (18.75%) VMware
15 20 (17.86%) MCSA
15 20 (17.86%) SQL Server
16 19 (16.96%) Microsoft Office
16 19 (16.96%) Project Management
16 19 (16.96%) Time Management
16 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
17 18 (16.07%) JavaScript
17 18 (16.07%) Linux
18 17 (15.18%) Hyper-V
18 17 (15.18%) Data Centre
19 16 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
19 16 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
19 16 (14.29%) TCP/IP
19 16 (14.29%) Network Security
20 15 (13.39%) PowerShell

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 22 (19.64%) SharePoint
2 15 (13.39%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (5.36%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.46%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.68%) IIS
7 2 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.79%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.79%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.89%) Documentum
8 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.89%) Site Server
Applications
1 19 (16.96%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.57%) InfoPath
2 4 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (40.18%) Office 365
2 37 (33.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (7.14%) npm
5 5 (4.46%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.68%) IaaS
8 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.79%) PaaS
9 1 (0.89%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.54%) Firewall
2 16 (14.29%) Network Security
2 16 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 14 (12.50%) DNS
3 14 (12.50%) SAN
4 13 (11.61%) VLAN
5 11 (9.82%) DHCP
6 10 (8.93%) Intranet
7 5 (4.46%) VoIP
7 5 (4.46%) VPN
8 4 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (3.57%) MPLS
8 4 (3.57%) Skype
9 3 (2.68%) BGP
9 3 (2.68%) DSL
9 3 (2.68%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.68%) IPsec
9 3 (2.68%) LAN
9 3 (2.68%) OSPF
9 3 (2.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.89%) MySQL
2 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.14%) gulp
2 4 (3.57%) Subversion
2 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.89%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.89%) JIRA
3 1 (0.89%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.89%) Redmine
General
1 8 (7.14%) Advertising
2 5 (4.46%) Games
2 5 (4.46%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.46%) Retail
2 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.89%) Automotive
3 1 (0.89%) Back Office
3 1 (0.89%) Finance
3 1 (0.89%) Front Office
3 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (20.54%) Architect
2 19 (16.96%) Developer
3 15 (13.39%) Analyst
4 14 (12.50%) Lead Architect
4 14 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
4 14 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 12 (10.71%) Consultant
5 12 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (9.82%) Support Engineer
7 9 (8.04%) IT Support
8 8 (7.14%) Lead Developer
9 7 (6.25%) .NET Developer
9 7 (6.25%) Desktop Support
9 7 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
9 7 (6.25%) Technical Architect
10 5 (4.46%) Active Directory Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) Active Directory Support
10 5 (4.46%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.39%) CSS
2 14 (12.50%) .NET
3 12 (10.71%) jQuery
3 12 (10.71%) KnockoutJS
4 9 (8.04%) AngularJS
5 8 (7.14%) LESS
5 8 (7.14%) REST
5 8 (7.14%) Sass
6 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 7 (6.25%) HTML
7 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (4.46%) LINQ
8 4 (3.57%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (3.57%) Entity Framework
8 4 (3.57%) HTML5
8 4 (3.57%) LINQ to SQL
8 4 (3.57%) Silverlight
8 4 (3.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.18%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.04%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.57%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.57%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.68%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.79%) Clustering
7 2 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.79%) Replication
8 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.89%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 44 (39.29%) Windows
2 26 (23.21%) Windows Server
3 18 (16.07%) Linux
4 13 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (10.71%) Windows 7
5 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (6.25%) Windows 10
6 7 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.57%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.68%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.79%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.89%) CentOS
11 1 (0.89%) Fedora
11 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (34.82%) Presales
2 28 (25.00%) ITIL
3 19 (16.96%) Project Management
3 19 (16.96%) Time Management
4 16 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
4 16 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
5 13 (11.61%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (10.71%) CRM
7 9 (8.04%) Information Security
7 9 (8.04%) Web Development
8 8 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (7.14%) Content Management
8 8 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (7.14%) Enterprise Content Management
8 8 (7.14%) Line Management
8 8 (7.14%) Open Source
8 8 (7.14%) Process Management
8 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
9 7 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.64%) C#
2 18 (16.07%) JavaScript
3 15 (13.39%) PowerShell
3 15 (13.39%) SQL
4 10 (8.93%) TypeScript
5 4 (3.57%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.79%) C
6 2 (1.79%) Python
6 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.89%) Korn
Qualifications
1 59 (52.68%) MCSE
2 34 (30.36%) Degree
3 29 (25.89%) MCP
4 20 (17.86%) MCSA
5 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
6 14 (12.50%) CCNA
6 14 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (10.71%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (8.93%) MCITP
8 10 (8.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (8.04%) MCSD
10 7 (6.25%) DV Cleared
11 6 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared
12 4 (3.57%) VCAP
12 4 (3.57%) VCDX
13 3 (2.68%) CISSP
13 3 (2.68%) HND
13 3 (2.68%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (2.68%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.04%) SLA
2 8 (7.14%) QA
3 6 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.79%) GPG13
System Software
1 36 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.18%) Hyper-V
3 10 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.57%) XenApp
5 3 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.68%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.89%) Firmware
7 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.89%) NFS
7 1 (0.89%) Samba
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.89%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (3.57%) SCCM
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (2.68%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.79%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.79%) WSUS
4 1 (0.89%) Ansible
4 1 (0.89%) Nagios
4 1 (0.89%) Puppet
4 1 (0.89%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 97 (86.61%) Microsoft
2 21 (18.75%) VMware
3 10 (8.93%) HP
4 8 (7.14%) Citrix
5 6 (5.36%) Cisco
5 6 (5.36%) Juniper
6 4 (3.57%) DevExpress
6 4 (3.57%) Telerik
7 3 (2.68%) AppSense
7 3 (2.68%) Dell
8 2 (1.79%) EMC
8 2 (1.79%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.79%) NetApp
9 1 (0.89%) Apple
9 1 (0.89%) Avaya
9 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.89%) Lumension
9 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.89%) Remedy
9 1 (0.89%) SolarWinds