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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 88 40 67
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +27
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 49 107 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.40% 5.56% 3.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.83% 16.14% 13.58%
Number of salaries quoted 47 97 103
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £24,000 £23,050
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
626 663 788
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.69% 34.48% 28.12%
Number of salaries quoted 501 489 642
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 27 January 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 27 January 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
Watford -19 10 £27,250 -42.63%
Stevenage +11 7 £40,000 +31.14% 3
Hemel Hempstead -31 5 £22,500 -25.00% 1
St Albans -29 4 £36,000 +20.00% 2
Hoddesdon - 2 £21,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £31,000 -
Borehamwood -3 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Rickmansworth - 1 £30,000 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 116 (87.22%) Windows
2 105 (78.95%) Microsoft
3 71 (53.38%) MCSE
4 70 (52.63%) Active Directory
5 57 (42.86%) VMware
6 53 (39.85%) MCITP
7 51 (38.35%) MS Excel
8 42 (31.58%) Cisco
9 41 (30.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (29.32%) MS Exchange
10 39 (29.32%) Cisco Certification
11 36 (27.07%) MCSA
11 36 (27.07%) SQL
12 35 (26.32%) SQL Server
12 35 (26.32%) ITIL
13 33 (24.81%) CCNA
14 32 (24.06%) MCTS
15 31 (23.31%) VMware Infrastructure
16 30 (22.56%) Exchange Server 2010
17 29 (21.80%) MCP
18 26 (19.55%) Hyper-V
19 24 (18.05%) Exchange Server 2013
20 23 (17.29%) Exchange Server 2007
20 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2003
21 22 (16.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 21 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
22 21 (15.79%) Windows 7
23 20 (15.04%) CCNP
23 20 (15.04%) .NET
23 20 (15.04%) SharePoint

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 39 (29.32%) MS Exchange
2 30 (22.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (18.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (17.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (15.04%) SharePoint
6 16 (12.03%) Lync
7 12 (9.02%) IIS
8 11 (8.27%) OpenEdge
9 5 (3.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (3.01%) JBoss
10 4 (3.01%) WebLogic
10 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (3.01%) WebSphere
11 3 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.75%) CMS
12 1 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 51 (38.35%) MS Excel
2 15 (11.28%) MS Office
3 2 (1.50%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.01%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.77%) Office 365
3 2 (1.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.53%) SAN
2 13 (9.77%) Firewall
2 13 (9.77%) TCP/IP
3 10 (7.52%) VoIP
4 8 (6.02%) WAN
4 8 (6.02%) Wireless
5 7 (5.26%) iSCSI
5 7 (5.26%) DNS
6 6 (4.51%) VPN
7 5 (3.76%) LAN
8 4 (3.01%) DHCP
9 3 (2.26%) PBX
9 3 (2.26%) HTTPS
9 3 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.26%) Intranet
9 3 (2.26%) Internet
9 3 (2.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.50%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 21 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (8.27%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.01%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.01%) DTS
5 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (3.01%) DB2
5 4 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.50%) RavenDB
6 2 (1.50%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.76%) NUnit
3 4 (3.01%) Hudson
3 4 (3.01%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.50%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.50%) MSTest
4 2 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.75%) Ant
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.75%) Maven
5 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (2.26%) Finance
1 3 (2.26%) Legal
2 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (23.31%) Support Engineer
2 19 (14.29%) Developer
3 12 (9.02%) Analyst
3 12 (9.02%) DBA
3 12 (9.02%) SQL DBA
4 11 (8.27%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (8.27%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (6.77%) .NET Developer
5 9 (6.77%) Consultant
6 8 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (4.51%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.51%) Network Engineer
8 6 (4.51%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.51%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.51%) Pre Sales Engineer
9 5 (3.76%) Systems Support
9 5 (3.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.04%) .NET
2 10 (7.52%) HTML
3 7 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 6 (4.51%) X-Windows
4 6 (4.51%) CSS
5 5 (3.76%) XML
5 5 (3.76%) XSLT
6 4 (3.01%) XSL
6 4 (3.01%) WinForms
6 4 (3.01%) HTML5
6 4 (3.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (2.26%) WCF
7 3 (2.26%) XMPP
7 3 (2.26%) Web Services
7 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.50%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.50%) RESTful
8 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.50%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (3.01%) Data Integration
3 3 (2.26%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.50%) CCTV
4 2 (1.50%) Replication
4 2 (1.50%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.75%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 116 (87.22%) Windows
2 41 (30.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 19 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (9.02%) Windows 8
7 7 (5.26%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.76%) UNIX
9 4 (3.01%) Linux
9 4 (3.01%) Mac OS X
9 4 (3.01%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.01%) Android
9 4 (3.01%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.26%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.50%) AIX
11 2 (1.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.32%) ITIL
2 18 (13.53%) Project Management
3 11 (8.27%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (6.77%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 7 (5.26%) Migration
5 7 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 7 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (5.26%) Change Control
6 6 (4.51%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (4.51%) TDD
6 6 (4.51%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (3.76%) CRM
7 5 (3.76%) Business Analysis
8 4 (3.01%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (3.01%) Multithreading
8 4 (3.01%) MSF
8 4 (3.01%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (3.01%) Refactoring
8 4 (3.01%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.07%) SQL
2 12 (9.02%) C#
3 9 (6.77%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.76%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.01%) XPath
5 4 (3.01%) Java
6 1 (0.75%) C
6 1 (0.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 71 (53.38%) MCSE
2 53 (39.85%) MCITP
3 39 (29.32%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (27.07%) MCSA
5 33 (24.81%) CCNA
6 32 (24.06%) MCTS
7 29 (21.80%) MCP
8 22 (16.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (15.04%) CCNP
10 16 (12.03%) Degree
11 11 (8.27%) MCDST
11 11 (8.27%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (5.26%) CCIE
13 5 (3.76%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (3.76%) SC Cleared
13 5 (3.76%) Security Cleared
13 5 (3.76%) VCP5
14 3 (2.26%) CCA
14 3 (2.26%) A+ Certification
15 2 (1.50%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) SLA
2 3 (2.26%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.50%) QA
System Software
1 70 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 31 (23.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (19.55%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.02%) vSphere
5 4 (3.01%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.26%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.50%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.50%) XenApp
7 2 (1.50%) XenServer
7 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.77%) SCCM
2 5 (3.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (3.01%) SCOM
4 3 (2.26%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (1.50%) MIIS
5 2 (1.50%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.50%) Cacti
5 2 (1.50%) Windows Intune
5 2 (1.50%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.50%) SCSM
5 2 (1.50%) Opsview
Vendors
1 105 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 57 (42.86%) VMware
3 42 (31.58%) Cisco
4 14 (10.53%) IBM
5 13 (9.77%) Citrix
6 6 (4.51%) HP
6 6 (4.51%) Dell
6 6 (4.51%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.01%) MobileIron
7 4 (3.01%) LANDesk
7 4 (3.01%) Oracle
7 4 (3.01%) Veeam
7 4 (3.01%) Temenos
7 4 (3.01%) Symantec
7 4 (3.01%) Remedy
8 3 (2.26%) Avaya
8 3 (2.26%) SonicWALL
8 3 (2.26%) Meraki
9 2 (1.50%) NetApp
10 1 (0.75%) Sage
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
SCC
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Tring, Hertfordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive dependent on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 34 - 38k plus 10% bonus, pension, healthcare and more
Posted: 5 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + healthcare, Microsoft Certifications
Posted: 5 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Ocado
Salary: £Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 13 days ago