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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 65 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 75 73 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.13% 3.55% 4.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.43% 12.81% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 69 69 129
Average salary £45,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,000 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
795 570 800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 33.19% 27.70% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 660 441 668
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 August 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 22 August 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
(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
Watford +8 37 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Potters Bar - 9 £32,500 -
Hitchin 0 8 £60,000 +84.61%
Hemel Hempstead -13 6 £65,000 +182.60% 2
Letchworth +5 4 £35,500 -1.38% 1
Berkhamsted - 4 £40,000 -
Baldock - 2 £35,000 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 124 (77.02%) Windows
2 115 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 86 (53.42%) MCSE
4 79 (49.07%) MCITP
5 78 (48.45%) VMware
6 76 (47.20%) SQL
7 74 (45.96%) Active Directory
8 70 (43.48%) MS Excel
9 59 (36.65%) MS Exchange
10 54 (33.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 51 (31.68%) VMware Infrastructure
12 44 (27.33%) Cisco Certification
12 44 (27.33%) Hyper-V
13 43 (26.71%) CCNA
14 42 (26.09%) .NET
15 41 (25.47%) SAN
16 39 (24.22%) SharePoint
16 39 (24.22%) MCTS
16 39 (24.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 39 (24.22%) Exchange Server 2010
17 38 (23.60%) SQL Server
18 36 (22.36%) MCP
19 35 (21.74%) Firewall
20 32 (19.88%) Cisco
21 31 (19.25%) Citrix
21 31 (19.25%) C#
22 30 (18.63%) Lync
23 28 (17.39%) ASP.NET
24 27 (16.77%) MCSA
24 27 (16.77%) SCCM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 59 (36.65%) MS Exchange
2 39 (24.22%) SharePoint
2 39 (24.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (18.63%) Lync
4 26 (16.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (13.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (8.70%) CMS
7 12 (7.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (6.21%) IIS
8 10 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (4.35%) SAS
10 4 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.48%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.24%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.24%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 70 (43.48%) MS Excel
2 25 (15.53%) MS Office
3 7 (4.35%) Mingle
4 1 (0.62%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.29%) Office 365
2 21 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.48%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 41 (25.47%) SAN
2 35 (21.74%) Firewall
3 23 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 18 (11.18%) DNS
4 18 (11.18%) LAN
5 17 (10.56%) iSCSI
6 14 (8.70%) VPN
7 11 (6.83%) WAN
8 10 (6.21%) NAS
9 9 (5.59%) DHCP
10 7 (4.35%) NetScaler
10 7 (4.35%) Internet
10 7 (4.35%) PBX
11 6 (3.73%) VoIP
11 6 (3.73%) Ethernet
12 5 (3.11%) Unified Communications
12 5 (3.11%) HTTP
12 5 (3.11%) ADSL
13 4 (2.48%) Intranet
13 4 (2.48%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (23.60%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (4.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (4.35%) RavenDB
6 7 (4.35%) Neo4j
6 7 (4.35%) Oracle Database
6 7 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (7.45%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.35%) MSTest
2 7 (4.35%) TeamCity
2 7 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.35%) NUnit
3 5 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (11.80%) Finance
2 6 (3.73%) Legal
3 3 (1.86%) Marketing
3 3 (1.86%) Advertising
4 1 (0.62%) Retail
4 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (27.95%) Developer
2 31 (19.25%) Support Engineer
2 31 (19.25%) Consultant
3 21 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (11.18%) .NET Developer
5 16 (9.94%) SharePoint Developer
5 16 (9.94%) Technical Consultant
6 14 (8.70%) Web Developer
6 14 (8.70%) Project Engineer
7 12 (7.45%) Analyst
7 12 (7.45%) DBA
7 12 (7.45%) SQL DBA
8 11 (6.83%) .NET Web Developer
8 11 (6.83%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (6.21%) Administrator
9 10 (6.21%) IT Support
10 9 (5.59%) IT Support Engineer
10 9 (5.59%) Technical Engineer
10 9 (5.59%) Network Engineer
11 7 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (26.09%) .NET
2 28 (17.39%) ASP.NET
3 22 (13.66%) CSS
3 22 (13.66%) HTML
4 16 (9.94%) Web Services
5 8 (4.97%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (4.35%) RESTful
6 7 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (4.35%) Ajax
6 7 (4.35%) Silverlight
6 7 (4.35%) XML
6 7 (4.35%) XSLT
7 3 (1.86%) XHTML
8 2 (1.24%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (0.62%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.94%) Clustering
2 13 (8.07%) Replication
3 4 (2.48%) EqualLogic
4 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (1.86%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.24%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.62%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 124 (77.02%) Windows
2 54 (33.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (13.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (9.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (9.32%) Linux
5 15 (9.32%) Windows XP
6 14 (8.70%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.35%) CentOS
8 6 (3.73%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.48%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.62%) UNIX
10 1 (0.62%) AIX
10 1 (0.62%) HPUX
10 1 (0.62%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.29%) Migration
2 19 (11.80%) ITIL
3 18 (11.18%) Project Management
4 14 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (6.83%) System Testing
5 11 (6.83%) Time Management
6 10 (6.21%) Software Engineering
7 9 (5.59%) Load Balancing
8 8 (4.97%) MVC
8 8 (4.97%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (4.35%) BDD
9 7 (4.35%) CQRS
9 7 (4.35%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.35%) Unit Testing
9 7 (4.35%) TDD
9 7 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (4.35%) Network Design
9 7 (4.35%) Data Security
9 7 (4.35%) OOP
10 6 (3.73%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (47.20%) SQL
2 31 (19.25%) C#
3 21 (13.04%) PowerShell
4 15 (9.32%) T-SQL
5 9 (5.59%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.97%) VBScript
7 5 (3.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (53.42%) MCSE
2 79 (49.07%) MCITP
3 44 (27.33%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (26.71%) CCNA
5 39 (24.22%) MCTS
5 39 (24.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 36 (22.36%) MCP
7 27 (16.77%) MCSA
8 19 (11.80%) Degree
9 13 (8.07%) VCAP
9 13 (8.07%) CCNP
10 12 (7.45%) NCDA
11 11 (6.83%) NCIE
12 10 (6.21%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (4.35%) MCSD
14 6 (3.73%) CCA
15 5 (3.11%) VCP5
15 5 (3.11%) VCP4
16 4 (2.48%) A+ Certification
16 4 (2.48%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.11%) SLA
2 4 (2.48%) QA
System Software
1 74 (45.96%) Active Directory
2 51 (31.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (27.33%) Hyper-V
4 16 (9.94%) XenApp
4 16 (9.94%) XenDesktop
5 15 (9.32%) vSphere
6 13 (8.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (5.59%) XenServer
7 9 (5.59%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (16.77%) SCCM
2 11 (6.83%) SCOM
3 7 (4.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 5 (3.11%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.48%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.62%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.62%) MIIS
7 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.62%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 115 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 78 (48.45%) VMware
3 32 (19.88%) Cisco
4 31 (19.25%) Citrix
5 26 (16.15%) HP
6 19 (11.80%) Dell
7 14 (8.70%) IBM
8 13 (8.07%) NetApp
9 11 (6.83%) EMC
10 9 (5.59%) Google
11 8 (4.97%) WatchGuard
12 7 (4.35%) Juniper
12 7 (4.35%) Symantec
12 7 (4.35%) Oracle
13 4 (2.48%) SonicWALL
13 4 (2.48%) PlateSpin
13 4 (2.48%) Veeam
14 3 (1.86%) Apple
14 3 (1.86%) Avaya
14 3 (1.86%) Sophos
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