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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 54 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 87 85 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.51% 4.03% 5.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.94% 13.47% 18.77%
Number of salaries quoted 81 81 140
Average salary £45,000 £37,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
795 631 783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.04% 29.92% 29.50%
Number of salaries quoted 673 491 667
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +3 40 £50,000 +33.33% 6
Hemel Hempstead -6 13 £57,500 +150.00%
Potters Bar - 12 £32,500 -
Berkhamsted - 8 £37,500 -
Hitchin - 7 £60,000 - 1
Bishop's Stortford +5 1 - -
Letchworth -3 1 £35,000 -2.77%
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Baldock - 1 £35,000 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 115 (71.43%) Windows
2 113 (70.19%) Microsoft
3 84 (52.17%) MCSE
3 84 (52.17%) SQL
4 77 (47.83%) VMware
5 74 (45.96%) MCITP
5 74 (45.96%) Active Directory
6 68 (42.24%) MS Excel
7 59 (36.65%) MS Exchange
8 53 (32.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (31.06%) VMware Infrastructure
10 47 (29.19%) Cisco Certification
10 47 (29.19%) Hyper-V
11 46 (28.57%) CCNA
12 44 (27.33%) SQL Server
13 42 (26.09%) SAN
13 42 (26.09%) .NET
14 41 (25.47%) MCP
14 41 (25.47%) Exchange Server 2010
15 40 (24.84%) SharePoint
16 39 (24.22%) MCTS
16 39 (24.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 38 (23.60%) Firewall
18 34 (21.12%) Citrix
18 34 (21.12%) C#
19 33 (20.50%) ASP.NET
20 32 (19.88%) HP
20 32 (19.88%) Cisco
21 28 (17.39%) MS Office
21 28 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 41 (25.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (24.84%) SharePoint
4 28 (17.39%) Lync
4 28 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (11.18%) CMS
7 14 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (4.97%) SAS
9 8 (4.97%) IIS
10 4 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.48%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (1.24%) IBM Notes
12 2 (1.24%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 68 (42.24%) MS Excel
2 28 (17.39%) MS Office
3 6 (3.73%) Mingle
4 1 (0.62%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.66%) Office 365
2 19 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.48%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 42 (26.09%) SAN
2 38 (23.60%) Firewall
3 22 (13.66%) iSCSI
3 22 (13.66%) TCP/IP
3 22 (13.66%) DNS
4 19 (11.80%) LAN
5 16 (9.94%) VPN
6 13 (8.07%) DHCP
7 11 (6.83%) WAN
7 11 (6.83%) NAS
8 8 (4.97%) NetScaler
8 8 (4.97%) VoIP
9 7 (4.35%) PBX
10 6 (3.73%) Ethernet
10 6 (3.73%) Internet
11 5 (3.11%) HTTP
11 5 (3.11%) ADSL
12 4 (2.48%) Unified Communications
12 4 (2.48%) Network Security
13 3 (1.86%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (27.33%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (7.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (4.97%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (4.35%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.73%) RavenDB
6 6 (3.73%) Neo4j
7 4 (2.48%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (6.83%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.73%) NUnit
2 6 (3.73%) TeamCity
2 6 (3.73%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.73%) MSTest
2 6 (3.73%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 18 (11.18%) Finance
2 6 (3.73%) Legal
3 5 (3.11%) Marketing
4 3 (1.86%) Advertising
4 3 (1.86%) Retail
5 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (26.71%) Developer
2 31 (19.25%) Support Engineer
3 30 (18.63%) Consultant
4 19 (11.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (11.80%) .NET Developer
5 18 (11.18%) Technical Consultant
5 18 (11.18%) Web Developer
6 14 (8.70%) DBA
6 14 (8.70%) SQL DBA
7 13 (8.07%) Project Engineer
7 13 (8.07%) .NET Web Developer
7 13 (8.07%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (8.07%) SharePoint Developer
8 12 (7.45%) IT Support
8 12 (7.45%) Analyst
9 11 (6.83%) Technical Engineer
10 10 (6.21%) Administrator
11 9 (5.59%) IT Support Engineer
12 8 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (4.97%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (26.09%) .NET
2 33 (20.50%) ASP.NET
3 20 (12.42%) CSS
3 20 (12.42%) HTML
4 15 (9.32%) Web Services
5 9 (5.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (4.35%) XML
6 7 (4.35%) XSLT
6 7 (4.35%) Ajax
7 6 (3.73%) Silverlight
7 6 (3.73%) RESTful
7 6 (3.73%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (3.73%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (3.11%) XHTML
9 1 (0.62%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.56%) Clustering
2 16 (9.94%) Replication
3 4 (2.48%) EqualLogic
4 3 (1.86%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.24%) CMDB
5 2 (1.24%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 115 (71.43%) Windows
2 53 (32.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (10.56%) Windows XP
4 17 (10.56%) Windows 7
4 17 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (8.70%) Linux
6 6 (3.73%) Windows 8
6 6 (3.73%) CentOS
7 4 (2.48%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.62%) NetWare
8 1 (0.62%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.15%) ITIL
1 26 (16.15%) Migration
2 17 (10.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (9.32%) Project Management
4 13 (8.07%) System Testing
4 13 (8.07%) Time Management
5 11 (6.83%) Problem Management
6 10 (6.21%) Data Security
7 9 (5.59%) MVC
7 9 (5.59%) Load Balancing
7 9 (5.59%) Software Engineering
8 8 (4.97%) Network Design
8 8 (4.97%) TDD
8 8 (4.97%) Change Management
8 8 (4.97%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (4.97%) Unit Testing
9 7 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
10 6 (3.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (3.73%) Data Protection
10 6 (3.73%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 84 (52.17%) SQL
2 34 (21.12%) C#
3 20 (12.42%) PowerShell
4 17 (10.56%) T-SQL
5 8 (4.97%) VBScript
6 7 (4.35%) VBA
6 7 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (52.17%) MCSE
2 74 (45.96%) MCITP
3 47 (29.19%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (28.57%) CCNA
5 41 (25.47%) MCP
6 39 (24.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 39 (24.22%) MCTS
7 23 (14.29%) MCSA
8 21 (13.04%) Degree
9 13 (8.07%) VCAP
9 13 (8.07%) NCDA
10 12 (7.45%) NCIE
10 12 (7.45%) CCNP
11 10 (6.21%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (4.35%) CCEE
12 7 (4.35%) CCAA
12 7 (4.35%) CCIA
13 6 (3.73%) MCSD
14 4 (2.48%) A+ Certification
14 4 (2.48%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.97%) QA
2 7 (4.35%) SLA
3 2 (1.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 74 (45.96%) Active Directory
2 50 (31.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (29.19%) Hyper-V
4 19 (11.80%) vSphere
5 18 (11.18%) XenApp
5 18 (11.18%) XenDesktop
6 14 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (6.21%) XenServer
8 8 (4.97%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (15.53%) SCCM
2 13 (8.07%) SCOM
3 6 (3.73%) 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%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.62%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.62%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 113 (70.19%) Microsoft
2 77 (47.83%) VMware
3 34 (21.12%) Citrix
4 32 (19.88%) Cisco
4 32 (19.88%) HP
5 19 (11.80%) Dell
6 16 (9.94%) NetApp
7 15 (9.32%) IBM
8 13 (8.07%) Google
9 12 (7.45%) EMC
10 9 (5.59%) WatchGuard
11 8 (4.97%) SonicWALL
11 8 (4.97%) Symantec
11 8 (4.97%) Juniper
12 7 (4.35%) Oracle
13 4 (2.48%) Veeam
13 4 (2.48%) PlateSpin
13 4 (2.48%) Apple
14 3 (1.86%) Avaya
14 3 (1.86%) Sophos
Watford, Hertfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hertfordshire
ALFA IT Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £75000 per annum - plus benefits + Share options
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + be - training, pens, health +
Posted: 2 days ago
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