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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 69 69 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 76 88 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.06% 3.38% 4.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.61% 11.58% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 70 85 97
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £27,500 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.73%
Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
791 760 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 31.86% 29.20% 26.43%
Number of salaries quoted 613 607 563
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 £57,500 £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 24 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 24 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
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Job
Vacancies
Watford -6 24 £50,000 - 2
Hemel Hempstead +8 12 £40,500 +24.61%
Borehamwood -1 5 £27,500 -26.66%
St Albans -4 5 £30,000 -53.84%
Letchworth -9 2 £30,000 -29.41%
Berkhamsted - 2 £34,000 -
Stevenage -8 1 £22,500 -47.05%
Potters Bar - 1 £37,500 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 98 (53.55%) MCSE
4 80 (43.72%) VMware
5 75 (40.98%) Active Directory
6 71 (38.80%) MS Excel
7 59 (32.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (31.69%) MCP
9 57 (31.15%) SQL
10 56 (30.60%) SQL Server
10 56 (30.60%) Citrix
10 56 (30.60%) MCTS
11 54 (29.51%) MS Exchange
12 49 (26.78%) HP
12 49 (26.78%) Cisco Certification
12 49 (26.78%) MCITP
13 48 (26.23%) Exchange Server 2010
14 47 (25.68%) Hyper-V
14 47 (25.68%) Firewall
14 47 (25.68%) CCNA
14 47 (25.68%) .NET
15 42 (22.95%) C#
15 42 (22.95%) ASP.NET
15 42 (22.95%) ITIL
16 41 (22.40%) DNS
17 39 (21.31%) SAN
17 39 (21.31%) DHCP
17 39 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
18 36 (19.67%) SharePoint
18 36 (19.67%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 13 (7.10%) Lync
8 11 (6.01%) Node.js
9 8 (4.37%) SAS
10 5 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 71 (38.80%) MS Excel
2 29 (15.85%) 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
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 47 (25.68%) Firewall
2 41 (22.40%) DNS
3 39 (21.31%) SAN
3 39 (21.31%) DHCP
4 32 (17.49%) LAN
4 32 (17.49%) iSCSI
5 30 (16.39%) WAN
6 24 (13.11%) VPN
7 15 (8.20%) TCP/IP
7 15 (8.20%) VoIP
7 15 (8.20%) Internet
8 11 (6.01%) NAS
9 8 (4.37%) NetScaler
10 7 (3.83%) Network Security
10 7 (3.83%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (3.28%) Ethernet
12 5 (2.73%) ADSL
12 5 (2.73%) SSL
13 3 (1.64%) MPLS
13 3 (1.64%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (30.60%) SQL Server
2 32 (17.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (6.01%) Neo4j
4 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.73%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.19%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.55%) DTS
8 1 (0.55%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 13 (7.10%) Visual Studio
2 11 (6.01%) NUnit
2 11 (6.01%) MSTest
2 11 (6.01%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.01%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (6.56%) Finance
2 11 (6.01%) Retail
3 9 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.83%) Back Office
5 6 (3.28%) Marketing
6 4 (2.19%) Advertising
7 3 (1.64%) Welsh Language
8 2 (1.09%) Billing
8 2 (1.09%) Legal
9 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (24.59%) Developer
2 41 (22.40%) Support Engineer
3 25 (13.66%) .NET Developer
4 23 (12.57%) 2nd Line Support
4 23 (12.57%) Analyst
5 21 (11.48%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (10.38%) Web Developer
7 17 (9.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (8.74%) Administrator
8 16 (8.74%) Consultant
8 16 (8.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (8.20%) Technical Engineer
10 14 (7.65%) IT Support
11 13 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (7.10%) Technical Consultant
11 13 (7.10%) Systems Administrator
11 13 (7.10%) .NET Web Developer
12 12 (6.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (6.01%) Support Technician
13 11 (6.01%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (25.68%) .NET
2 42 (22.95%) ASP.NET
3 24 (13.11%) CSS
3 24 (13.11%) HTML
4 18 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (8.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 16 (8.74%) RESTful
6 14 (7.65%) Web Services
7 11 (6.01%) Silverlight
7 11 (6.01%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (6.01%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (3.28%) ADO.NET
9 5 (2.73%) XHTML
9 5 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.64%) HTML5
10 3 (1.64%) CSS3
11 2 (1.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.29%) Replication
2 15 (8.20%) 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 4 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.64%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.64%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.09%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.09%) CMDB
9 1 (0.55%) CCTV
9 1 (0.55%) SecurID
9 1 (0.55%) Social Network
9 1 (0.55%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 119 (65.03%) Windows
2 59 (32.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (19.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (16.94%) Windows XP
5 25 (13.66%) Windows 7
6 23 (12.57%) Linux
7 18 (9.84%) Windows 8
8 14 (7.65%) 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 42 (22.95%) ITIL
2 28 (15.30%) Problem Management
3 23 (12.57%) System Testing
4 20 (10.93%) Project Management
5 18 (9.84%) MVC
5 18 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (9.29%) TDD
7 16 (8.74%) Migration
8 15 (8.20%) BDD
8 15 (8.20%) Change Management
9 14 (7.65%) Data Security
10 13 (7.10%) Time Management
10 13 (7.10%) Unit Testing
11 11 (6.01%) CQRS
12 10 (5.46%) Data Protection
12 10 (5.46%) Knowledge Management
12 10 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (5.46%) UML
12 10 (5.46%) OO
13 8 (4.37%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 57 (31.15%) SQL
2 42 (22.95%) C#
3 23 (12.57%) PowerShell
4 14 (7.65%) VB
5 6 (3.28%) VB.NET
5 6 (3.28%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.28%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.64%) C
6 3 (1.64%) VBA
7 2 (1.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 98 (53.55%) MCSE
2 58 (31.69%) MCP
3 56 (30.60%) MCTS
4 49 (26.78%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (26.78%) MCITP
5 47 (25.68%) CCNA
6 31 (16.94%) Degree
7 30 (16.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (8.74%) MCSA
8 16 (8.74%) MCSD
9 15 (8.20%) Citrix Certification
10 14 (7.65%) CCEE
10 14 (7.65%) CCAA
10 14 (7.65%) CCIA
11 13 (7.10%) CCNP
12 9 (4.92%) Security Cleared
12 9 (4.92%) VCAP
12 9 (4.92%) NCDA
13 8 (4.37%) NCIE
14 6 (3.28%) SC Cleared
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 39 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (9.84%) vSphere
5 14 (7.65%) XenDesktop
5 14 (7.65%) XenApp
6 9 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (3.28%) 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 16 (8.74%) 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%) Cacti
8 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 127 (69.40%) Microsoft
2 80 (43.72%) VMware
3 56 (30.60%) Citrix
4 49 (26.78%) HP
5 33 (18.03%) Cisco
6 26 (14.21%) NetApp
7 15 (8.20%) IBM
7 15 (8.20%) SonicWALL
8 13 (7.10%) Apple
8 13 (7.10%) McAfee
9 12 (6.56%) Google
9 12 (6.56%) Dell
10 9 (4.92%) Symantec
11 8 (4.37%) WatchGuard
11 8 (4.37%) Juniper
11 8 (4.37%) EMC
12 7 (3.83%) Oracle
13 6 (3.28%) Sophos
13 6 (3.28%) Remedy
14 4 (2.19%) CA
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