Period
to 19 March 2019

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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 108 134 146
Rank change year-on-year +26 +12 -22
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 158 136 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.83% 2.00% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.17% 7.55% 6.50%
Number of salaries quoted 119 72 120
Berkshire median annual salary £43,500 £51,250 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.12% +24.24% -17.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £74,625 £71,250
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% -8.75%

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 1,554 1,801 2,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 27.80% 26.52% 29.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,102 1,366 1,556
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £78,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% -2.22%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 +50 64 £35,000 -33.33% 14
Maidenhead -23 40 £70,000 +16.67% 2
Bracknell +3 30 £40,000 -15.79% 6
Wokingham +9 4 £40,000 -
Windsor +11 3 £25,500 -12.07%
Slough -5 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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.

1 116 (73.42%) Microsoft
2 110 (69.62%) MCSE
3 84 (53.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 80 (50.63%) Active Directory
5 74 (46.84%) MCSA
6 60 (37.97%) ITIL
6 60 (37.97%) Windows
7 54 (34.18%) SQL
7 54 (34.18%) Office 365
8 52 (32.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 47 (29.75%) Degree
10 43 (27.22%) MCITP
11 38 (24.05%) Security Cleared
12 34 (21.52%) Computer Science
12 34 (21.52%) Computer Science Degree
13 33 (20.89%) Windows Server
14 31 (19.62%) SQL Server
14 31 (19.62%) VMware
15 30 (18.99%) .NET
15 30 (18.99%) Problem-Solving
16 29 (18.35%) Amazon AWS
17 28 (17.72%) High Availability
18 27 (17.09%) Web Services
18 27 (17.09%) Presales
19 25 (15.82%) Thought Leadership
20 24 (15.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 24 (15.19%) ASP.NET
20 24 (15.19%) B2C
21 23 (14.56%) RDBMS
21 23 (14.56%) B2B

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 8 (5.06%) IIS
1 8 (5.06%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (13.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 84 (53.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (34.18%) Office 365
3 52 (32.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 29 (18.35%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (12.66%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (12.66%) Amazon S3
6 19 (12.03%) Amazon EMR
6 19 (12.03%) Amazon Kinesis
6 19 (12.03%) Amazon SQS
6 19 (12.03%) AWS Lambda
6 19 (12.03%) Serverless
7 12 (7.59%) SaaS
8 4 (2.53%) PaaS
9 3 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.90%) IaaS
10 2 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.03%) Network Security
2 16 (10.13%) VPN
3 14 (8.86%) BIG-IP
3 14 (8.86%) Firewall
3 14 (8.86%) IP Telephony
3 14 (8.86%) Remote Desktop
4 12 (7.59%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.43%) DNS
5 7 (4.43%) WAN
6 6 (3.80%) FCoE
6 6 (3.80%) SNMP
7 5 (3.16%) DHCP
7 5 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (2.53%) IPsec
8 4 (2.53%) IPv4
8 4 (2.53%) VLAN
9 3 (1.90%) LAN
10 1 (0.63%) NAS
10 1 (0.63%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.62%) SQL Server
2 23 (14.56%) RDBMS
2 23 (14.56%) Relational Database
3 20 (12.66%) Amazon RDS
4 19 (12.03%) Amazon Redshift
4 19 (12.03%) Cosmos DB
5 7 (4.43%) Big Data
6 6 (3.80%) Blockchain
6 6 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.53%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.90%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (3.80%) JIRA
1 6 (3.80%) Redmine
2 3 (1.90%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (8.86%) Electronics
2 13 (8.23%) Finance
3 10 (6.33%) Marketing
4 6 (3.80%) Law
5 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.63%) German Language
Job Titles
1 29 (18.35%) Architect
2 26 (16.46%) Subject Matter Expert
3 22 (13.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (13.92%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (13.29%) Cloud Architect
4 21 (13.29%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 21 (13.29%) Lead Architect
5 18 (11.39%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 17 (10.76%) Analyst
7 16 (10.13%) Support Analyst
8 15 (9.49%) Active Directory Expert
9 14 (8.86%) Consultant
9 14 (8.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (7.59%) DBA
11 10 (6.33%) Applications Support
11 10 (6.33%) Applications Support Analyst
12 9 (5.70%) Developer
13 8 (5.06%) Senior Consultant
13 8 (5.06%) SQL DBA
13 8 (5.06%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.99%) .NET
2 27 (17.09%) Web Services
3 24 (15.19%) ASP.NET
4 23 (14.56%) OAuth
4 23 (14.56%) SAML
5 17 (10.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 16 (10.13%) HTML
7 10 (6.33%) XML
8 7 (4.43%) React
8 7 (4.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (3.80%) CSS
9 6 (3.80%) jQuery
10 2 (1.27%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.27%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.27%) Entity Framework
10 2 (1.27%) JSON
10 2 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (0.63%) .NET Core
11 1 (0.63%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (0.63%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.92%) CESG
2 15 (9.49%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.53%) Cybercrime
4 4 (2.53%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.27%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.63%) CCTV
7 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 60 (37.97%) Windows
2 33 (20.89%) Windows Server
3 13 (8.23%) Linux
4 11 (6.96%) Unix
5 10 (6.33%) Windows 10
6 7 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.53%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.97%) ITIL
2 34 (21.52%) Computer Science
3 30 (18.99%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (17.72%) High Availability
5 27 (17.09%) Presales
6 25 (15.82%) Thought Leadership
7 24 (15.19%) B2C
7 24 (15.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 23 (14.56%) B2B
8 23 (14.56%) Identity Access Management
9 21 (13.29%) Project Management
10 19 (12.03%) Vendor Relationship Management
11 18 (11.39%) Business Continuity
11 18 (11.39%) Enterprise Architecture
12 15 (9.49%) Service Delivery
13 14 (8.86%) Load Balancing
13 14 (8.86%) Mentoring
14 12 (7.59%) Data Protection
14 12 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (7.59%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 54 (34.18%) SQL
2 22 (13.92%) PowerShell
3 19 (12.03%) Java
3 19 (12.03%) Python
4 17 (10.76%) PL/SQL
4 17 (10.76%) Scala
4 17 (10.76%) Shell Script
5 8 (5.06%) Bash Shell
5 8 (5.06%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.43%) C#
6 7 (4.43%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.80%) C
8 2 (1.27%) C++
8 2 (1.27%) Korn
8 2 (1.27%) Perl
8 2 (1.27%) PHP
8 2 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 110 (69.62%) MCSE
2 74 (46.84%) MCSA
3 47 (29.75%) Degree
4 43 (27.22%) MCITP
5 38 (24.05%) Security Cleared
6 34 (21.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (9.49%) SC Cleared
8 12 (7.59%) CCNA
8 12 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (6.96%) MCP
10 10 (6.33%) CCENT
11 7 (4.43%) CISSP
11 7 (4.43%) MCTS
12 6 (3.80%) CompTIA Security+
12 6 (3.80%) DV Cleared
12 6 (3.80%) GIAC
12 6 (3.80%) Linux+ Certification
12 6 (3.80%) Network+ Certification
12 6 (3.80%) SANS
12 6 (3.80%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (8.86%) Cyber Essentials
2 14 (8.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 14 (8.86%) PMO
3 12 (7.59%) GDPR
4 2 (1.27%) SLA
5 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 80 (50.63%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.76%) Hyper-V
3 11 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.80%) NFS
4 6 (3.80%) Samba
4 6 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.80%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.90%) Firmware
6 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.63%) Xen
6 1 (0.63%) XenApp
6 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (10.76%) SCCM
2 14 (8.86%) SCVMM
3 10 (6.33%) Puppet
4 7 (4.43%) Ansible
4 7 (4.43%) Nagios
5 6 (3.80%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.63%) SCOM
7 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.63%) WSUS
7 1 (0.63%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 116 (73.42%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.62%) VMware
3 18 (11.39%) Cisco
4 15 (9.49%) CyberArk
4 15 (9.49%) HP
5 14 (8.86%) Aruba
5 14 (8.86%) F5
5 14 (8.86%) Mitel
6 7 (4.43%) NetApp
6 7 (4.43%) SolarWinds
7 6 (3.80%) Citrix
7 6 (3.80%) EMC
8 4 (2.53%) Oracle
9 3 (1.90%) Adobe
10 2 (1.27%) Remedy
11 1 (0.63%) Apple
11 1 (0.63%) FireEye
11 1 (0.63%) Google
11 1 (0.63%) Ivanti
11 1 (0.63%) Kaspersky