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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 80 75 78
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 69 82 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.05% 3.57% 2.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.07% 11.61% 9.25%
Number of salaries quoted 48 71 68
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,000 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
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
685 706 800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.30% 30.75% 31.97%
Number of salaries quoted 521 535 619
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 29 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
Stevenage +12 20 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Watford +10 12 £50,000 - 1
Hemel Hempstead 0 9 £38,750 +27.04% 2
Hitchin - 5 £32,000 -
Borehamwood - 4 - -
Hoddesdon - 3 £34,000 -
Potters Bar - 2 - -
Kings Langley - 1 £42,500 -
Royston - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 69 (65.71%) Windows
2 62 (59.05%) MCSE
3 58 (55.24%) Microsoft
4 57 (54.29%) VMware
5 47 (44.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 39 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 38 (36.19%) MCSA
8 38 (36.19%) ITIL
9 37 (35.24%) MS Exchange
10 34 (32.38%) Windows Server
11 31 (29.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (27.62%) Cisco
13 28 (26.67%) MS Excel
14 27 (25.71%) SAN
14 27 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
14 27 (25.71%) Hyper-V
15 26 (24.76%) Exchange Server 2013
16 25 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
16 25 (23.81%) SQL
17 24 (22.86%) MCP
18 23 (21.90%) SharePoint
18 23 (21.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 23 (21.90%) MCDST
19 22 (20.95%) SC Cleared
19 22 (20.95%) Security Cleared
19 22 (20.95%) VMware ESXi
19 22 (20.95%) Data Centre
20 21 (20.00%) Citrix
21 18 (17.14%) Validation

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 37 (35.24%) MS Exchange
2 27 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (24.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (21.90%) SharePoint
5 12 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (7.62%) Skype for Business
8 4 (3.81%) IIS
9 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 28 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 18 (17.14%) MS Office
3 2 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.14%) Office 365
2 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.90%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (25.71%) SAN
2 17 (16.19%) DHCP
2 17 (16.19%) DNS
3 15 (14.29%) Firewall
3 15 (14.29%) LAN
3 15 (14.29%) WAN
4 13 (12.38%) TCP/IP
5 10 (9.52%) VPN
6 9 (8.57%) NAS
6 9 (8.57%) SSL
6 9 (8.57%) VLAN
7 5 (4.76%) Unified Communications
8 4 (3.81%) iSCSI
8 4 (3.81%) VoIP
9 2 (1.90%) Internet
9 2 (1.90%) LDAP
9 2 (1.90%) Skype
9 2 (1.90%) Symposium
10 1 (0.95%) Broadband
10 1 (0.95%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.95%) dBASE
5 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (16.19%) Finance
2 11 (10.48%) Front Office
2 11 (10.48%) Retail
3 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.90%) Advertising
5 1 (0.95%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
2 16 (15.24%) Support Engineer
3 14 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 14 (13.33%) Operations Engineer
3 14 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
4 12 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 12 (11.43%) Server Engineer
4 12 (11.43%) Technical Engineer
5 11 (10.48%) Consultant
6 9 (8.57%) Project Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) Active Directory Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) EMC Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) Technical Consultant
7 8 (7.62%) Technical Support
8 7 (6.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 5 (4.76%) Administrator
9 5 (4.76%) DBA
9 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (0.95%) .NET
2 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.95%) Data Centre
2 16 (15.24%) Blackberry
3 13 (12.38%) Driving Licence
4 9 (8.57%) HP StoreVirtual
4 9 (8.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (8.57%) Replication
5 6 (5.71%) Handset
6 4 (3.81%) Clustering
7 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.90%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.95%) Fintech
8 1 (0.95%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 69 (65.71%) Windows
2 47 (44.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (32.38%) Windows Server
4 31 (29.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (13.33%) Linux
7 11 (10.48%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.71%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.95%) SUSE
9 1 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.19%) ITIL
2 18 (17.14%) Validation
3 15 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (11.43%) Data Security
4 12 (11.43%) Patch Management
5 11 (10.48%) Incident Management
5 11 (10.48%) Service Management
5 11 (10.48%) Technical Analysis
6 6 (5.71%) Project Management
7 4 (3.81%) Migration
7 4 (3.81%) Operations Management
7 4 (3.81%) Presales
8 3 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.86%) ITIL V3
8 3 (2.86%) Line Management
8 3 (2.86%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.90%) High Availability
9 2 (1.90%) Scrum
9 2 (1.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.81%) SQL
2 12 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 10 (9.52%) VBA
4 9 (8.57%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.90%) C++
6 2 (1.90%) VB
7 1 (0.95%) C#
Qualifications
1 62 (59.05%) MCSE
2 38 (36.19%) MCSA
3 24 (22.86%) MCP
4 23 (21.90%) MCDST
4 23 (21.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 22 (20.95%) SC Cleared
5 22 (20.95%) Security Cleared
6 18 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (10.48%) MCITP
8 10 (9.52%) CCNA
9 5 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (3.81%) A+ Certification
10 4 (3.81%) MCTS
11 3 (2.86%) Server+ Certification
12 2 (1.90%) Degree
12 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.95%) CCA
13 1 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.95%) HND
13 1 (0.95%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.19%) SLA
2 4 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 39 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (25.71%) Hyper-V
4 22 (20.95%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (16.19%) vSphere
6 12 (11.43%) XenApp
7 10 (9.52%) Terminal Services
8 9 (8.57%) Xen
9 6 (5.71%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.90%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (9.52%) SCCM
2 2 (1.90%) DameWare
2 2 (1.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 58 (55.24%) Microsoft
2 57 (54.29%) VMware
3 29 (27.62%) Cisco
4 21 (20.00%) Citrix
5 14 (13.33%) HP
6 12 (11.43%) 3PAR
6 12 (11.43%) EMC
6 12 (11.43%) NetApp
7 9 (8.57%) Apple
7 9 (8.57%) Dell
7 9 (8.57%) Fujitsu
7 9 (8.57%) SonicWALL
8 5 (4.76%) Becrypt
9 3 (2.86%) Avaya
9 3 (2.86%) Mitel
9 3 (2.86%) RedGate
10 2 (1.90%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.90%) Nortel
10 2 (1.90%) Symantec
11 1 (0.95%) CheckPoint
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Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hertfordshire
JM Group
Salary: Benefits and Bonus package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hertfordshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £44000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + shift allowance, bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Stevenage
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Ocado Technology
Salary: £Competitive + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago