The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 73 78 53
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -25
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 77 85 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.10% 3.21% 4.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.64% 11.11% 15.92%
Number of salaries quoted 72 82 104
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £28,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £62,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
799 765 710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.15% 28.85% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 619 611 594
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Watford -12 22 £50,000 - 2
Hemel Hempstead +11 12 £40,000 +20.30% 1
Borehamwood -1 6 £27,500 -26.66% 1
St Albans -3 6 £30,000 -53.84%
Letchworth -8 2 £30,000 -29.41%
Potters Bar - 2 £37,000 -
Berkhamsted - 2 £34,000 -
Stevenage -9 1 £22,500 -47.05%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 127 (69.40%) Microsoft
2 119 (65.03%) Windows
3 100 (54.64%) MCSE
4 77 (42.08%) VMware
5 75 (40.98%) Active Directory
6 71 (38.80%) MS Excel
7 58 (31.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 57 (31.15%) MCP
8 57 (31.15%) SQL Server
8 57 (31.15%) MCTS
9 56 (30.60%) SQL
10 54 (29.51%) MS Exchange
10 54 (29.51%) Citrix
11 49 (26.78%) HP
11 49 (26.78%) MCITP
12 48 (26.23%) .NET
12 48 (26.23%) Exchange Server 2010
13 47 (25.68%) Hyper-V
13 47 (25.68%) Cisco Certification
14 46 (25.14%) Firewall
15 45 (24.59%) CCNA
16 43 (23.50%) C#
16 43 (23.50%) ASP.NET
16 43 (23.50%) ITIL
17 40 (21.86%) DNS
18 39 (21.31%) DHCP
19 38 (20.77%) SAN
19 38 (20.77%) VMware Infrastructure
20 36 (19.67%) SharePoint
21 35 (19.13%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 54 (29.51%) MS Exchange
2 48 (26.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (19.67%) SharePoint
4 31 (16.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (9.84%) CMS
6 16 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (8.74%) SharePoint 2010
7 15 (8.20%) Lync
8 11 (6.01%) Node.js
9 8 (4.37%) SAS
10 6 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 71 (38.80%) MS Excel
2 28 (15.30%) MS Office
3 11 (6.01%) Mingle
4 2 (1.09%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.01%) SaaS
2 9 (4.92%) Office 365
3 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (25.14%) Firewall
2 40 (21.86%) DNS
3 39 (21.31%) DHCP
4 38 (20.77%) SAN
5 31 (16.94%) iSCSI
6 30 (16.39%) WAN
6 30 (16.39%) LAN
7 22 (12.02%) VPN
8 16 (8.74%) VoIP
8 16 (8.74%) Internet
9 13 (7.10%) TCP/IP
10 11 (6.01%) NAS
11 8 (4.37%) NetScaler
12 7 (3.83%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (3.28%) Network Security
14 5 (2.73%) Ethernet
14 5 (2.73%) SSL
15 4 (2.19%) MPLS
15 4 (2.19%) ADSL
16 3 (1.64%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (31.15%) SQL Server
2 31 (16.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (6.01%) Neo4j
4 6 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.19%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.55%) DTS
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.55%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 13 (7.10%) Visual Studio
2 11 (6.01%) TeamCity
2 11 (6.01%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.01%) MSTest
2 11 (6.01%) NUnit
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (6.01%) Retail
1 11 (6.01%) Finance
2 9 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.83%) Back Office
4 6 (3.28%) Marketing
5 4 (2.19%) Advertising
6 3 (1.64%) Welsh Language
7 2 (1.09%) Billing
8 1 (0.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 46 (25.14%) Developer
2 38 (20.77%) Support Engineer
3 26 (14.21%) .NET Developer
4 23 (12.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 22 (12.02%) Analyst
6 21 (11.48%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (10.38%) Web Developer
8 18 (9.84%) Consultant
9 17 (9.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (8.74%) Administrator
11 15 (8.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (7.65%) Technical Engineer
13 13 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (7.10%) Technical Consultant
13 13 (7.10%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (7.10%) .NET Web Developer
14 12 (6.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (6.56%) IT Support
15 11 (6.01%) Support Technician
16 10 (5.46%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (26.23%) .NET
2 43 (23.50%) ASP.NET
3 24 (13.11%) CSS
3 24 (13.11%) HTML
4 19 (10.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 17 (9.29%) RESTful
5 17 (9.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 14 (7.65%) Web Services
7 11 (6.01%) KnockoutJS
7 11 (6.01%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (6.01%) Silverlight
8 6 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (3.28%) ADO.NET
9 5 (2.73%) XHTML
10 3 (1.64%) HTML5
10 3 (1.64%) CSS3
11 2 (1.09%) XSLT
12 1 (0.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.29%) Replication
2 14 (7.65%) Clustering
3 13 (7.10%) Thin Client
3 13 (7.10%) Fat Client
4 6 (3.28%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.73%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.64%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.64%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.09%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.09%) CMDB
8 1 (0.55%) EPoS
8 1 (0.55%) Social Network
8 1 (0.55%) CCTV
8 1 (0.55%) SecurID
8 1 (0.55%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 119 (65.03%) Windows
2 58 (31.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (19.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (16.39%) Windows XP
5 24 (13.11%) Windows 7
6 22 (12.02%) Linux
7 20 (10.93%) Windows 8
8 12 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (6.01%) CentOS
10 8 (4.37%) Windows Vista
11 5 (2.73%) UNIX
12 3 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.09%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.50%) ITIL
2 28 (15.30%) Problem Management
3 23 (12.57%) System Testing
4 20 (10.93%) Project Management
5 19 (10.38%) MVC
6 18 (9.84%) Migration
6 18 (9.84%) TDD
7 17 (9.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (8.74%) BDD
9 15 (8.20%) Change Management
10 13 (7.10%) Data Security
10 13 (7.10%) Unit Testing
11 12 (6.56%) Time Management
12 11 (6.01%) CQRS
12 11 (6.01%) Data Protection
13 10 (5.46%) Knowledge Management
13 10 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (5.46%) UML
13 10 (5.46%) OO
14 8 (4.37%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 56 (30.60%) SQL
2 43 (23.50%) C#
3 23 (12.57%) PowerShell
4 14 (7.65%) VB
5 6 (3.28%) VB.NET
5 6 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.73%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.64%) C
7 3 (1.64%) VBA
8 2 (1.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 100 (54.64%) MCSE
2 57 (31.15%) MCP
2 57 (31.15%) MCTS
3 49 (26.78%) MCITP
4 47 (25.68%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (24.59%) CCNA
6 31 (16.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 30 (16.39%) Degree
8 17 (9.29%) MCSD
9 16 (8.74%) MCSA
10 15 (8.20%) Citrix Certification
11 14 (7.65%) CCNP
11 14 (7.65%) CCEE
11 14 (7.65%) CCAA
11 14 (7.65%) CCIA
12 9 (4.92%) NCDA
12 9 (4.92%) Security Cleared
12 9 (4.92%) VCAP
13 8 (4.37%) NCIE
14 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.74%) SLA
2 7 (3.83%) QA
3 2 (1.09%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 75 (40.98%) Active Directory
2 47 (25.68%) Hyper-V
3 38 (20.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (9.84%) vSphere
5 13 (7.10%) XenApp
5 13 (7.10%) XenDesktop
6 10 (5.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.73%) XenServer
8 3 (1.64%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (9.29%) SCOM
2 13 (7.10%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (7.10%) SCCM
3 10 (5.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 8 (4.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.73%) WSUS
6 3 (1.64%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.09%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.55%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.55%) SCSM
8 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.55%) Cacti
Vendors
1 127 (69.40%) Microsoft
2 77 (42.08%) VMware
3 54 (29.51%) Citrix
4 49 (26.78%) HP
5 34 (18.58%) Cisco
6 26 (14.21%) NetApp
7 15 (8.20%) IBM
7 15 (8.20%) SonicWALL
8 13 (7.10%) McAfee
8 13 (7.10%) Apple
9 12 (6.56%) Dell
10 11 (6.01%) Google
11 10 (5.46%) Symantec
12 8 (4.37%) WatchGuard
12 8 (4.37%) EMC
12 8 (4.37%) Juniper
13 6 (3.28%) Remedy
13 6 (3.28%) Sophos
13 6 (3.28%) Oracle
14 5 (2.73%) CA
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £18,00 to £22,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Salary: From £42,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £32,000 to £37,000 per annum Includes Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago