Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 110 133
Rank change year-on-year -23 +23 -25
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 133 206 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.05% 2.60% 2.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.28% 8.25% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 62 184 236
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,875 £72,500
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 1,827 2,497 3,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.11% 31.55% 33.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,415 1,783 2,848
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £71,250
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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +13 36 £60,000 -
Bracknell +5 29 £60,000 +14.29% 3
Reading -43 20 £37,500 -16.67% 4
Slough -1 9 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Thatcham +4 6 £42,500 +15.65%
Windsor - 6 £29,000 -
Wokingham -6 2 £50,000 +42.86% 1
Newbury -16 2 £24,000 -33.33%
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 121 (90.98%) Microsoft
2 71 (53.38%) MCSE
3 59 (44.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 56 (42.11%) Windows
5 44 (33.08%) VMware
6 42 (31.58%) Windows Server
7 41 (30.83%) Office 365
8 40 (30.08%) ITIL
8 40 (30.08%) SQL Server
9 39 (29.32%) Active Directory
10 38 (28.57%) MCSA
10 38 (28.57%) Hyper-V
11 37 (27.82%) PowerShell
12 36 (27.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 36 (27.07%) Firewall
13 33 (24.81%) Presales
14 29 (21.80%) Enterprise Architecture
15 28 (21.05%) Degree
16 27 (20.30%) Oracle
16 27 (20.30%) Windows Server 2012
17 26 (19.55%) MCP
17 26 (19.55%) WAN
18 25 (18.80%) Amazon AWS
19 20 (15.04%) Strategic Thinking
19 20 (15.04%) LAN
19 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Office
19 20 (15.04%) C#
20 19 (14.29%) Linux
20 19 (14.29%) Project Management
20 19 (14.29%) Time Management

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 17 (12.78%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (4.51%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.51%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (3.76%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.01%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (2.26%) IIS
7 2 (1.50%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.75%) Documentum
8 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.75%) Site Server
Applications
1 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.01%) InfoPath
3 3 (2.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (8.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (44.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (30.83%) Office 365
3 25 (18.80%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (6.02%) Bluemix
4 8 (6.02%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (4.51%) PaaS
6 5 (3.76%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (3.76%) npm
7 4 (3.01%) IaaS
8 2 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.50%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 36 (27.07%) Firewall
2 26 (19.55%) WAN
3 20 (15.04%) LAN
4 16 (12.03%) Network Security
5 13 (9.77%) DNS
5 13 (9.77%) SAN
5 13 (9.77%) VLAN
6 12 (9.02%) TCP/IP
7 11 (8.27%) DHCP
8 6 (4.51%) Intranet
8 6 (4.51%) Skype
9 5 (3.76%) VPN
10 4 (3.01%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (2.26%) Internet
12 2 (1.50%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.50%) NAS
13 1 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.75%) LDAP
13 1 (0.75%) PBX
13 1 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (30.08%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.52%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.50%) Power BI
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.76%) gulp
2 4 (3.01%) Subversion
2 4 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (12.03%) Publishing
2 11 (8.27%) Advertising
3 6 (4.51%) Retail
4 5 (3.76%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.01%) Games
5 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.75%) Automotive
6 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (28.57%) Architect
2 18 (13.53%) Cloud Architect
3 14 (10.53%) Analyst
3 14 (10.53%) Developer
3 14 (10.53%) Lead Architect
4 13 (9.77%) Support Analyst
5 12 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (8.27%) Administrator
6 11 (8.27%) Consultant
7 10 (7.52%) SharePoint Developer
8 9 (6.77%) IT Support
8 9 (6.77%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (6.77%) Support Engineer
9 8 (6.02%) Azure Administrator
9 8 (6.02%) Cloud Administrator
9 8 (6.02%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
10 7 (5.26%) Technical Architect
11 6 (4.51%) Desktop Support
12 5 (3.76%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.03%) Middleware
2 13 (9.77%) .NET
3 12 (9.02%) JSON
4 10 (7.52%) CSS
4 10 (7.52%) jQuery
5 9 (6.77%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (4.51%) AngularJS
7 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (3.76%) HTML
7 5 (3.76%) LESS
7 5 (3.76%) LINQ
7 5 (3.76%) REST
7 5 (3.76%) Sass
8 4 (3.01%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.01%) Entity Framework
8 4 (3.01%) LINQ to SQL
8 4 (3.01%) Silverlight
8 4 (3.01%) WCF
8 4 (3.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.78%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.02%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (8.27%) Computer Science
3 11 (8.27%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.26%) Private Cloud
5 6 (4.51%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (3.01%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.01%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.26%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.26%) Replication
8 2 (1.50%) Clustering
9 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.75%) iPhone
9 1 (0.75%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 56 (42.11%) Windows
2 42 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 27 (20.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (14.29%) Linux
5 17 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (7.52%) Windows 7
7 7 (5.26%) Windows 10
7 7 (5.26%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.01%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.26%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.50%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.75%) Android
12 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.08%) ITIL
2 33 (24.81%) Presales
3 29 (21.80%) Enterprise Architecture
4 20 (15.04%) Strategic Thinking
5 19 (14.29%) Project Management
5 19 (14.29%) Time Management
6 17 (12.78%) Open Source
7 16 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (12.03%) CRM
7 16 (12.03%) Customer Engagement
8 15 (11.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (10.53%) Information Security
10 13 (9.77%) Migration
11 12 (9.02%) Build Automation
11 12 (9.02%) Configuration Management
11 12 (9.02%) Problem Management
11 12 (9.02%) Requirements Management
11 12 (9.02%) Scrum
12 11 (8.27%) Risk Analysis
13 10 (7.52%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.82%) PowerShell
2 20 (15.04%) C#
3 18 (13.53%) SQL
4 17 (12.78%) JavaScript
5 13 (9.77%) Python
6 8 (6.02%) Ruby
7 5 (3.76%) TypeScript
8 4 (3.01%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.01%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (53.38%) MCSE
2 38 (28.57%) MCSA
3 28 (21.05%) Degree
4 26 (19.55%) MCP
5 17 (12.78%) MCSD
6 16 (12.03%) Security Cleared
7 12 (9.02%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (7.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (6.77%) MCITP
10 8 (6.02%) CCNA
10 8 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (6.02%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (3.01%) DV Cleared
11 4 (3.01%) VCAP
11 4 (3.01%) VCDX
12 3 (2.26%) MCTS
12 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
13 2 (1.50%) HND
13 2 (1.50%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (0.75%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.02%) QA
3 7 (5.26%) SLA
4 4 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.75%) GPG13
System Software
1 39 (29.32%) Active Directory
2 38 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 36 (27.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.01%) XenApp
5 3 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.26%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.75%) Firmware
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (9.02%) Ansible
2 5 (3.76%) SCCM
3 4 (3.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (3.01%) Puppet
4 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.26%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.50%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.50%) WSUS
6 1 (0.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 121 (90.98%) Microsoft
2 44 (33.08%) VMware
3 27 (20.30%) Oracle
4 8 (6.02%) Citrix
4 8 (6.02%) HP
5 6 (4.51%) Cisco
5 6 (4.51%) Juniper
6 4 (3.01%) CA
6 4 (3.01%) DevExpress
6 4 (3.01%) IBM
6 4 (3.01%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.01%) Telerik
7 3 (2.26%) Dell
7 3 (2.26%) Ivanti
8 1 (0.75%) Apple
8 1 (0.75%) Avaya
8 1 (0.75%) EMC
8 1 (0.75%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.75%) Lumension
8 1 (0.75%) NetApp