Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 94 91
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 35 63 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.50% 2.31% 2.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.84% 9.60% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 44 59 88
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% +25.00% -8.28%
10th Percentile £22,750 £30,750 £16,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,000 £62,375
South East median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.13% +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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 599 656 642
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 25.73% 24.00% 22.87%
Number of salaries quoted 431 478 481
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.10% -6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £23,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% -2.22%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Buckinghamshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 25 August 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
Milton Keynes -4 20 £35,000 -22.22% 11
High Wycombe +13 2 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Amersham 0 2 £32,500 -4.41%
Marlow -7 2 £66,250 +10.42%
Chesham +5 1 £39,000 +18.18%
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 30 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 25 (71.43%) Windows
3 23 (65.71%) Office 365
4 20 (57.14%) MCSE
5 19 (54.29%) Windows Server
6 16 (45.71%) MCSA
6 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
6 16 (45.71%) VMware
7 15 (42.86%) Hyper-V
7 15 (42.86%) Azure
8 13 (37.14%) MS Exchange
9 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (34.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 10 (28.57%) Presales
10 10 (28.57%) Firewall
10 10 (28.57%) SLA
11 9 (25.71%) Cisco
11 9 (25.71%) DHCP
11 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Office
12 8 (22.86%) DNS
12 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
12 8 (22.86%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
13 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (20.00%) SCCM
13 7 (20.00%) MCP
14 6 (17.14%) ITIL
14 6 (17.14%) Time Management
14 6 (17.14%) Veeam
14 6 (17.14%) Azure Active Directory

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (37.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (65.71%) Office 365
2 15 (42.86%) Azure
3 6 (17.14%) AWS
3 6 (17.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.86%) IaaS
4 1 (2.86%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.86%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) Firewall
2 9 (25.71%) DHCP
3 8 (22.86%) DNS
4 5 (14.29%) LAN
4 5 (14.29%) SAN
5 4 (11.43%) Internet
5 4 (11.43%) VLAN
5 4 (11.43%) VoIP
5 4 (11.43%) VPN
5 4 (11.43%) WAN
6 3 (8.57%) BIG-IP
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (8.57%) IP Telephony
6 3 (8.57%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (5.71%) Network Security
7 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.86%) NAS
8 1 (2.86%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) OLAP
3 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) DB2
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Electronics
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Local Government
4 1 (2.86%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Consultant
2 10 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Cloud Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Specialist
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Messaging Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.86%) CSS
1 1 (2.86%) JSON
1 1 (2.86%) LINQ
1 1 (2.86%) REST
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
1 4 (11.43%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (11.43%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.71%) EPoS
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) FMCG
4 1 (2.86%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (2.86%) Replication
4 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Windows Server
3 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (11.43%) Mac OS
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.86%) Android
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (28.57%) Presales
3 8 (22.86%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (17.14%) ITIL
4 6 (17.14%) Time Management
5 4 (11.43%) Migration
6 3 (8.57%) Business Continuity
6 3 (8.57%) High Availability
6 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.71%) Architectural Design
7 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) Matrix Management
7 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.71%) System Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Change Management
8 1 (2.86%) DNA
8 1 (2.86%) ITSM
8 1 (2.86%) MVC
8 1 (2.86%) Project Management
8 1 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.43%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) VBA
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (57.14%) MCSE
2 16 (45.71%) MCSA
3 7 (20.00%) MCP
4 5 (14.29%) CCNA
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
6 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
6 3 (8.57%) VCP6
7 2 (5.71%) CCNP
8 1 (2.86%) HP ASE
8 1 (2.86%) HP MASE
8 1 (2.86%) MCITP
8 1 (2.86%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) SLA
2 7 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (8.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (8.57%) PMO
5 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 15 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (14.29%) vSphere
5 3 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (5.71%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.71%) XenApp
7 1 (2.86%) Docker
7 1 (2.86%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) SCCM
2 5 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (8.57%) SCVMM
4 2 (5.71%) WSUS
5 1 (2.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 16 (45.71%) VMware
3 9 (25.71%) Cisco
4 6 (17.14%) Veeam
5 5 (14.29%) HP
6 3 (8.57%) Aruba
6 3 (8.57%) Citrix
6 3 (8.57%) F5
6 3 (8.57%) Mitel
7 2 (5.71%) NetApp
7 2 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (5.71%) SAP
8 1 (2.86%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.86%) Brocade
8 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.86%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle
8 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.86%) Polycom
8 1 (2.86%) SonicWALL