The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 76 67 57
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 83 84 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.70% 3.33% 3.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.13% 10.61% 12.65%
Number of salaries quoted 66 76 94
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -1.33%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
684 792 767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.47% 31.38% 31.23%
Number of salaries quoted 530 640 603
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead -10 19 £28,000 -27.27% 1
Watford -13 11 £47,500 -5.00%
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £45,000 - 1
St Albans - 6 £39,000 - 1
Stevenage - 5 £42,500 -
Borehamwood +1 1 £32,500 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 126 (88.11%) Windows
2 97 (67.83%) Microsoft
2 97 (67.83%) Active Directory
3 87 (60.84%) MCSE
4 76 (53.15%) VMware
5 75 (52.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (51.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 61 (42.66%) MS Excel
8 59 (41.26%) MCSA
9 51 (35.66%) MCITP
10 47 (32.87%) SharePoint
11 45 (31.47%) SQL Server
12 40 (27.97%) MCP
13 37 (25.87%) MS Exchange
14 36 (25.17%) SCCM
15 32 (22.38%) PowerShell
16 31 (21.68%) Windows 7
16 31 (21.68%) Cisco
16 31 (21.68%) Citrix
17 29 (20.28%) ITIL
18 27 (18.88%) Cisco Certification
19 26 (18.18%) SLA
20 25 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
21 24 (16.78%) SQL
22 22 (15.38%) CCNA
22 22 (15.38%) MCTS
22 22 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 21 (14.69%) Windows XP
24 20 (13.99%) SCOM
25 19 (13.29%) Office 365

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 47 (32.87%) SharePoint
2 37 (25.87%) MS Exchange
3 10 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (6.29%) Lync
5 6 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.50%) CMS
7 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.40%) IIS
8 2 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.40%) EPiServer CMS
9 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 61 (42.66%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.29%) Office 365
2 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.89%) TCP/IP
2 16 (11.19%) DHCP
2 16 (11.19%) DNS
3 15 (10.49%) LAN
3 15 (10.49%) WAN
4 14 (9.79%) SAN
5 11 (7.69%) Firewall
6 9 (6.29%) VoIP
7 5 (3.50%) iSCSI
7 5 (3.50%) VPN
7 5 (3.50%) Internet
8 4 (2.80%) Unified Communications
9 3 (2.10%) Skype
9 3 (2.10%) PBX
10 2 (1.40%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.40%) NAS
11 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.70%) VLAN
11 1 (0.70%) LDAP
11 1 (0.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (31.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (11.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.80%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.70%) RavenDB
4 1 (0.70%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.70%) MSTest
2 1 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.70%) NUnit
2 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (6.99%) Finance
2 6 (4.20%) Legal
3 5 (3.50%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.40%) Electronics
5 2 (1.40%) Advertising
5 2 (1.40%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 38 (26.57%) Analyst
2 27 (18.88%) Support Analyst
3 19 (13.29%) Support Engineer
4 15 (10.49%) Developer
4 15 (10.49%) IT Support
5 12 (8.39%) Server Support
5 12 (8.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
7 10 (6.99%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (6.99%) Server Support Analyst
7 10 (6.99%) Server Analyst
8 9 (6.29%) IT Support Analyst
9 8 (5.59%) Administrator
9 8 (5.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.90%) Technical Support
11 6 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (4.20%) Consultant
11 6 (4.20%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (4.20%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.89%) .NET
2 10 (6.99%) ASP.NET
3 9 (6.29%) HTML
4 4 (2.80%) XML
4 4 (2.80%) XSL
4 4 (2.80%) XSLT
4 4 (2.80%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.80%) WinForms
4 4 (2.80%) Entity Framework
4 4 (2.80%) HTML5
5 3 (2.10%) CSS
5 3 (2.10%) Web Services
6 2 (1.40%) jQuery
6 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.70%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.70%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.59%) Statistics
2 5 (3.50%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.80%) Data Integration
3 4 (2.80%) Clustering
3 4 (2.80%) User Experience
3 4 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.10%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.40%) DTV
5 2 (1.40%) Replication
6 1 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 126 (88.11%) Windows
2 75 (52.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 74 (51.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (21.68%) Windows 7
5 21 (14.69%) Windows XP
6 18 (12.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.29%) Android
8 4 (2.80%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.80%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.80%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.40%) Linux
9 2 (1.40%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.70%) CentOS
10 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.28%) ITIL
2 17 (11.89%) Project Management
2 17 (11.89%) Mentoring
3 11 (7.69%) Migration
4 9 (6.29%) Line Management
5 8 (5.59%) Change Management
5 8 (5.59%) Project Planning
6 7 (4.90%) MVC
7 6 (4.20%) Validation
7 6 (4.20%) Performance Improvement
8 4 (2.80%) Workflow
8 4 (2.80%) Multithreading
8 4 (2.80%) Load Balancing
8 4 (2.80%) Resource Management
8 4 (2.80%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.80%) TDD
9 3 (2.10%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (1.40%) Identity Management
10 2 (1.40%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (1.40%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.38%) PowerShell
2 24 (16.78%) SQL
3 14 (9.79%) C#
4 5 (3.50%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.80%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.80%) XPath
6 2 (1.40%) VBA
6 2 (1.40%) Java
7 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.70%) C
7 1 (0.70%) VBScript
7 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 87 (60.84%) MCSE
2 59 (41.26%) MCSA
3 51 (35.66%) MCITP
4 40 (27.97%) MCP
5 27 (18.88%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (15.38%) CCNA
6 22 (15.38%) MCTS
6 22 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (5.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (5.59%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (4.90%) Degree
9 6 (4.20%) CCA
9 6 (4.20%) MCDST
10 5 (3.50%) CCNP
10 5 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.10%) CCIA
11 3 (2.10%) A+ Certification
11 3 (2.10%) CCIE
12 2 (1.40%) CCEA
12 2 (1.40%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (18.18%) SLA
2 5 (3.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (3.50%) GMP
3 3 (2.10%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.40%) QA
System Software
1 97 (67.83%) Active Directory
2 25 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.59%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (11.89%) Hyper-V
5 12 (8.39%) VMware ESX
6 11 (7.69%) vSphere
7 6 (4.20%) XenApp
8 5 (3.50%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.80%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.40%) Firmware
10 2 (1.40%) Xen
11 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (25.17%) SCCM
2 20 (13.99%) SCOM
3 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.70%) WSUS
3 1 (0.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 97 (67.83%) Microsoft
2 76 (53.15%) VMware
3 31 (21.68%) Cisco
3 31 (21.68%) Citrix
4 11 (7.69%) HP
5 6 (4.20%) Dell
6 5 (3.50%) Fujitsu
7 4 (2.80%) SAP
7 4 (2.80%) LANDesk
7 4 (2.80%) SonicWALL
7 4 (2.80%) MobileIron
8 3 (2.10%) Apple
8 3 (2.10%) NetApp
9 2 (1.40%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.40%) IBM
9 2 (1.40%) Oracle
9 2 (1.40%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.70%) Acme Packet
10 1 (0.70%) Sonus
10 1 (0.70%) Becrypt
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 45k + 10% bonus, 3% pension and more
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus & bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum To £60k + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago