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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 111 91
Rank change year-on-year -35 -20  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 41 102 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.24% 2.29% 2.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 7.07% 8.16%
Number of salaries quoted 29 91 113
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,800 £23,579
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,500 £69,200
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.77%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 943 1443 1814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.41% 32.38% 35.37%
Number of salaries quoted 726 1106 1223
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +22 26 £47,500 +72.72% 6
Slough +8 6 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Maidenhead +4 5 £25,000 -39.39%
Newbury -6 1 £25,000 -44.44%
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 77 (82.80%) Microsoft
2 63 (67.74%) MCSE
3 62 (66.67%) Windows
4 55 (59.14%) Active Directory
5 35 (37.63%) SQL Server
6 34 (36.56%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (35.48%) Firewall
8 31 (33.33%) Windows Server
9 29 (31.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (31.18%) MS Exchange
10 26 (27.96%) Linux
11 25 (26.88%) TCP/IP
12 24 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (24.73%) CCNA
14 22 (23.66%) MCP
15 20 (21.51%) SQL
16 19 (20.43%) DNS
17 18 (19.35%) PowerShell
17 18 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 18 (19.35%) VoIP
17 18 (19.35%) ITIL
17 18 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2013
18 17 (18.28%) Exchange Server 2010
18 17 (18.28%) MCSA
18 17 (18.28%) Network Security
19 16 (17.20%) VMware
19 16 (17.20%) Office 365
19 16 (17.20%) High Availability
20 15 (16.13%) HP
20 15 (16.13%) CISSP

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 29 (31.18%) MS Exchange
2 18 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (18.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.53%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (7.53%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.38%) IIS
5 5 (5.38%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.30%) Apache
6 4 (4.30%) IBM Notes
6 4 (4.30%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.30%) WebLogic
6 4 (4.30%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.08%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.08%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.20%) Office 365
2 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.30%) IaaS
5 3 (3.23%) PaaS
6 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.08%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (1.08%) CloudFront
7 1 (1.08%) G Suite
7 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.08%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (35.48%) Firewall
2 25 (26.88%) TCP/IP
3 19 (20.43%) DNS
4 18 (19.35%) VoIP
5 17 (18.28%) Network Security
6 14 (15.05%) SAN
6 14 (15.05%) SNMP
7 13 (13.98%) DHCP
8 12 (12.90%) NAS
8 12 (12.90%) SMTP
9 10 (10.75%) LAN
9 10 (10.75%) WAN
10 5 (5.38%) HTTP
10 5 (5.38%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (5.38%) Unified Communications
11 4 (4.30%) Skype
11 4 (4.30%) SSH
11 4 (4.30%) SSL
11 4 (4.30%) VPN
12 3 (3.23%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (37.63%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (12.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.08%) InfluxDB
6 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.08%) MySQL
6 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (11.83%) WinDbg
2 7 (7.53%) JIRA
3 3 (3.23%) Redmine
4 2 (2.15%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.15%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.08%) Subversion
5 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (13.98%) Finance
2 12 (12.90%) Back Office
3 6 (6.45%) Games
4 5 (5.38%) Retail
5 4 (4.30%) French Language
5 4 (4.30%) German Language
5 4 (4.30%) Portuguese Language
5 4 (4.30%) Spanish Language
6 3 (3.23%) Advertising
6 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.15%) Automotive
7 2 (2.15%) Legal
7 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.08%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) Consultant
2 22 (23.66%) Support Engineer
3 19 (20.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (13.98%) Technical Engineer
5 10 (10.75%) IT Support
6 9 (9.68%) Analyst
7 8 (8.60%) Support Analyst
7 8 (8.60%) Technical Support
8 7 (7.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (7.53%) IT Engineer
8 7 (7.53%) IT Support Engineer
8 7 (7.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) Professional Services Consultant
9 6 (6.45%) Security Consultant
9 6 (6.45%) Technical Support Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (5.38%) IT Consultant
10 5 (5.38%) Security Engineer
10 5 (5.38%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.75%) Regular Expression
2 5 (5.38%) Web Services
3 3 (3.23%) .NET
4 2 (2.15%) CSS
4 2 (2.15%) HTML
5 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.08%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.08%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.08%) Ember.js
5 1 (1.08%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.08%) jQuery
5 1 (1.08%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.08%) LINQ
5 1 (1.08%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (1.08%) WCF
5 1 (1.08%) XML
5 1 (1.08%) XSD
5 1 (1.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.53%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.38%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.38%) Driving Licence
5 4 (4.30%) Clustering
6 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.23%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.23%) User Experience
7 2 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.15%) Replication
8 1 (1.08%) Blog
8 1 (1.08%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.08%) iPad
8 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 62 (66.67%) Windows
2 31 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 29 (31.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (27.96%) Linux
5 24 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (8.60%) Windows 7
8 7 (7.53%) Unix
9 4 (4.30%) Mac OS
9 4 (4.30%) Windows 2000
9 4 (4.30%) Windows NT
9 4 (4.30%) Windows Vista
9 4 (4.30%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.15%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.08%) Android
11 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.08%) CentOS
11 1 (1.08%) Fedora
11 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.35%) ITIL
2 16 (17.20%) High Availability
3 12 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (12.90%) Presales
4 10 (10.75%) Analytics
5 9 (9.68%) Migration
6 7 (7.53%) Integration Testing
6 7 (7.53%) SIEM
7 6 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (6.45%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.38%) Change Control
8 5 (5.38%) ERP
8 5 (5.38%) Information Security
9 4 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (4.30%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (4.30%) OWASP
9 4 (4.30%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.30%) TDD
9 4 (4.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.51%) SQL
2 18 (19.35%) PowerShell
3 12 (12.90%) VBScript
4 10 (10.75%) Python
5 7 (7.53%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.38%) C
7 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.23%) Korn
8 2 (2.15%) C#
8 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (67.74%) MCSE
2 34 (36.56%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (24.73%) CCNA
4 22 (23.66%) MCP
5 17 (18.28%) MCSA
6 15 (16.13%) CISSP
7 13 (13.98%) CCNP
7 13 (13.98%) CompTIA Security+
7 13 (13.98%) Security+ Certification
8 11 (11.83%) CCVP
8 11 (11.83%) Degree
8 11 (11.83%) Security Cleared
9 9 (9.68%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (8.60%) MCITP
11 7 (7.53%) DV Cleared
11 7 (7.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (6.45%) SC Cleared
13 5 (5.38%) CCSP
14 4 (4.30%) CEH
15 3 (3.23%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (12.90%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.45%) GPG13
4 5 (5.38%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (59.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.90%) Hyper-V
3 11 (11.83%) ISA Server
4 7 (7.53%) Samba
5 6 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (3.23%) NFS
6 3 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.08%) Xen
8 1 (1.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) Nagios
1 5 (5.38%) SCCM
2 4 (4.30%) Ansible
2 4 (4.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.30%) Puppet
3 3 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.23%) SCVMM
3 3 (3.23%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.15%) SCOM
4 2 (2.15%) SCSM
5 1 (1.08%) Grafana
5 1 (1.08%) Graphite
5 1 (1.08%) Kibana
5 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.08%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (82.80%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.20%) VMware
3 15 (16.13%) HP
4 13 (13.98%) Cisco
5 12 (12.90%) Dell
6 7 (7.53%) Oracle
7 6 (6.45%) LogRhythm
8 4 (4.30%) Avaya
8 4 (4.30%) Dell KACE
8 4 (4.30%) EMC
8 4 (4.30%) Lotus
8 4 (4.30%) NetApp
8 4 (4.30%) Novell
8 4 (4.30%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (4.30%) Splunk
9 3 (3.23%) Remedy
9 3 (3.23%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.15%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.15%) Snow
10 2 (2.15%) Veeam
Reading, Berkshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Slough and Eton School
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum , fringe
Posted: 7 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lightfoot Solutions Group Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Foundation IT
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 26 days ago
Reading
Hays West And Wales
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Foundation IT
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 26 days ago