Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 139 91
Rank change year-on-year +27 -48 +84
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 32 113 204
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.40% 1.95% 3.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.99% 7.54% 12.28%
Number of salaries quoted 60 104 142
Median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% - +15.79%
10th Percentile £41,000 £26,925 £28,575
90th Percentile £97,000 £70,000 £81,250
South East median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.94% +8.75% +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 534 1,498 1,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 23.41% 25.89% 24.97%
Number of salaries quoted 383 1,095 1,263
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,800
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £72,450
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Berkshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Berkshire over the 6 months to 8 August 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 8 August 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 +37 18 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Slough +28 5 £97,000 +94.00%
Bracknell +21 4 £57,500 +17.95% 1
Newbury +38 2 £47,500 +72.73% 1
Wokingham +21 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 30 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 19 (59.38%) Windows
3 18 (56.25%) Azure
4 17 (53.13%) Office 365
5 13 (40.63%) SharePoint
5 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
6 12 (37.50%) SQL
6 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (34.38%) Migration
8 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
8 10 (31.25%) CRM
9 9 (28.13%) C#
9 9 (28.13%) .NET
9 9 (28.13%) Visual Studio
9 9 (28.13%) SOAP
9 9 (28.13%) Web Services
9 9 (28.13%) XML
9 9 (28.13%) CheckPoint
9 9 (28.13%) Workflow
9 9 (28.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (28.13%) Reactive Extensions
9 9 (28.13%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 9 (28.13%) AngularJS
9 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (28.13%) MVVM
9 9 (28.13%) Data Migration
9 9 (28.13%) Dynamics CRM
9 9 (28.13%) MCITP
9 9 (28.13%) Project Planning
9 9 (28.13%) WCF

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 13 (40.63%) SharePoint
2 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (56.25%) Azure
2 17 (53.13%) Office 365
3 9 (28.13%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (21.88%) Power Platform
6 5 (15.63%) OneDrive
6 5 (15.63%) PowerApps
7 3 (9.38%) Yammer
8 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (6.25%) Power Automate
8 2 (6.25%) ShareGate
9 1 (3.13%) IaaS
9 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) Unified Communications
2 3 (9.38%) VoIP
2 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (6.25%) Intranet
3 2 (6.25%) Skype
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) DNS
4 1 (3.13%) FTP
4 1 (3.13%) HTTP
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) SSH
4 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (28.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (28.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Public Sector
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Local Government
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) CRM Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Applications Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Office 365 Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Professional Services Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Cloud Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Solutions Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Junior
6 2 (6.25%) Network Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Presales Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) SharePoint Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Solutions Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Exchange Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) .NET
1 9 (28.13%) AngularJS
1 9 (28.13%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 9 (28.13%) Reactive Extensions
1 9 (28.13%) SOAP
1 9 (28.13%) WCF
1 9 (28.13%) Web Services
1 9 (28.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) iPad
3 1 (3.13%) iPhone
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2016
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2019
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) Migration
3 10 (31.25%) CRM
4 9 (28.13%) Data Migration
4 9 (28.13%) MVVM
4 9 (28.13%) Project Planning
4 9 (28.13%) Sprint Planning
4 9 (28.13%) Sprint Retrospective
4 9 (28.13%) Sprint Review
4 9 (28.13%) Workflow
5 8 (25.00%) TDD
6 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.50%) Identity Management
6 4 (12.50%) Project Delivery
7 3 (9.38%) Analytics
7 3 (9.38%) Presales
8 2 (6.25%) Data Analytics
8 2 (6.25%) Line Management
8 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.25%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) MCITP
2 7 (21.88%) MCSE
3 6 (18.75%) Degree
4 5 (15.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (12.50%) MCSA
6 3 (9.38%) MCP
6 3 (9.38%) MCPD
6 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
2 3 (9.38%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) CheckPoint
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) Capita
5 1 (3.13%) Apple
5 1 (3.13%) CA