The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 520 542 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.66% 21.11% 20.58%
As % of the Vendors category 40.75% 41.09% 40.30%
Number of salaries quoted 397 444 380
Average salary £40,000 £40,675 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.65% +12.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Microsoft
East of England

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

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1276 1319 1149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 53.14% 51.36% 51.07%
Number of salaries quoted 995 1082 854
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,050 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Hertfordshire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
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 within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 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 0 157 £45,000 +8.43% 11
Hemel Hempstead +1 87 £31,000 -23.17% 9
St Albans -7 54 £60,000 +60.00% 4
Welwyn Garden City -4 25 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Rickmansworth -17 15 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Borehamwood +1 14 £32,500 +4.00% 1
Stevenage -7 8 £29,000 -14.70% 2
Hertford +18 5 £70,000 +21.73%
Hoddesdon +2 5 £28,500 -43.00%
Letchworth -3 5 £40,000 +15.94% 3
Berkhamsted +8 4 £45,000 +55.17%
Potters Bar +2 4 £28,000 -13.84%
Royston -5 4 £21,500 -15.68% 1
Bishop's Stortford +9 3 £40,000 -20.00%
Harpenden - 3 £22,500 - 1
Broxbourne - 2 £47,500 - 1
Hitchin - 1 £22,000 -
Ware - 1 £35,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Microsoft 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.

1 495 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 485 (47.18%) Windows
3 320 (31.13%) SQL Server
3 320 (31.13%) Active Directory
4 307 (29.86%) SQL
5 277 (26.95%) .NET
6 251 (24.42%) VMware
7 209 (20.33%) MS Office
8 208 (20.23%) MS Exchange
8 208 (20.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 204 (19.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 195 (18.97%) C#
11 192 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
12 185 (18.00%) ASP.NET
13 182 (17.70%) Cisco
14 177 (17.22%) SharePoint
15 153 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
16 150 (14.59%) ITIL
17 135 (13.13%) Citrix
18 134 (13.04%) HTML
19 133 (12.94%) MVC
20 132 (12.84%) Firewall
21 130 (12.65%) SQL Server 2008
22 128 (12.45%) DNS
23 126 (12.26%) Finance
24 124 (12.06%) JavaScript
25 123 (11.96%) Project Management
26 122 (11.87%) Oracle
27 118 (11.48%) Degree
28 117 (11.38%) WAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 208 (20.23%) MS Exchange
2 177 (17.22%) SharePoint
3 99 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 97 (9.44%) IIS
5 69 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 50 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 49 (4.77%) Lync
8 46 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 32 (3.11%) BizTalk Server
10 30 (2.92%) WebSphere
11 20 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 19 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
13 15 (1.46%) Tomcat
14 12 (1.17%) CMS
14 12 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
14 12 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
14 12 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.97%) Apache ServiceMix
15 10 (0.97%) Apache
16 9 (0.88%) JBoss
Applications
1 495 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 209 (20.33%) MS Office
3 38 (3.70%) MS Project
4 30 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 26 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.68%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.68%) FrameMaker
7 6 (0.58%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.49%) SOLIDWORKS
8 5 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.097%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.097%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.097%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 39 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.88%) Magento
3 8 (0.78%) CA PPM
3 8 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.68%) Maximo
5 6 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.49%) Unica
7 4 (0.39%) SAP SRM
7 4 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.19%) Sage CRM
9 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.19%) Infor CRM
10 1 (0.097%) Temenos Globus
10 1 (0.097%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.097%) Primavera
10 1 (0.097%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 94 (9.14%) Office 365
2 57 (5.54%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (2.04%) PaaS
6 13 (1.26%) SaaS
7 12 (1.17%) IaaS
8 5 (0.49%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.29%) Yammer
9 3 (0.29%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.29%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.097%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 132 (12.84%) Firewall
2 128 (12.45%) DNS
3 117 (11.38%) WAN
4 106 (10.31%) LAN
4 106 (10.31%) TCP/IP
5 100 (9.73%) DHCP
6 58 (5.64%) VPN
7 56 (5.45%) SAN
8 43 (4.18%) Internet
9 40 (3.89%) VLAN
10 27 (2.63%) NAS
11 26 (2.53%) HTTP
12 25 (2.43%) VoIP
13 23 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
14 22 (2.14%) IP Telephony
14 22 (2.14%) Network Security
15 20 (1.95%) FTP
16 19 (1.85%) MPLS
17 17 (1.65%) iSCSI
18 16 (1.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 320 (31.13%) SQL Server
2 130 (12.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 56 (5.45%) Relational Database
4 51 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 45 (4.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 44 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 42 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (3.31%) MySQL
9 33 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
10 27 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
11 23 (2.24%) NoSQL
11 23 (2.24%) Oracle Database
12 18 (1.75%) QlikView
12 18 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (1.36%) DB2
14 12 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
16 10 (0.97%) MongoDB
17 9 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
18 8 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 69 (6.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (4.96%) NUnit
3 50 (4.86%) Selenium
4 45 (4.38%) Visual Studio
5 39 (3.79%) TeamCity
6 26 (2.53%) Subversion
7 19 (1.85%) Git (software)
8 14 (1.36%) HP UFT
9 12 (1.17%) MSTest
9 12 (1.17%) Rhino Mocks
9 12 (1.17%) Moq
10 11 (1.07%) JIRA
11 8 (0.78%) CruiseControl
11 8 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.68%) JUnit
12 7 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (0.68%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.58%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.49%) LoadRunner
General
1 126 (12.26%) Finance
2 81 (7.88%) Retail
3 30 (2.92%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 25 (2.43%) Advertising
5 25 (2.43%) Marketing
6 17 (1.65%) Publishing
7 16 (1.56%) Back Office
8 14 (1.36%) Electronics
9 10 (0.97%) Banking
10 7 (0.68%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.58%) Front Office
12 5 (0.49%) Games
12 5 (0.49%) Legal
12 5 (0.49%) French Language
12 5 (0.49%) German Language
12 5 (0.49%) Polish Language
12 5 (0.49%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.19%) Welsh Language
13 2 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 233 (22.67%) Analyst
2 227 (22.08%) Developer
3 118 (11.48%) .NET Developer
4 95 (9.24%) Support Analyst
5 91 (8.85%) C# Developer
6 75 (7.30%) Senior Developer
7 74 (7.20%) Support Engineer
8 73 (7.10%) C# .NET Developer
9 64 (6.23%) Consultant
10 61 (5.93%) Senior .NET Developer
11 60 (5.84%) Architect
12 56 (5.45%) ASP.NET Developer
13 55 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 50 (4.86%) Administrator
14 50 (4.86%) Project Manager
15 48 (4.67%) Senior C# Developer
16 42 (4.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 35 (3.40%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 34 (3.31%) IT Support
19 33 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (26.95%) .NET
2 185 (18.00%) ASP.NET
3 134 (13.04%) HTML
4 104 (10.12%) XML
5 102 (9.92%) CSS
5 102 (9.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 89 (8.66%) jQuery
7 77 (7.49%) WCF
8 74 (7.20%) Web Services
9 64 (6.23%) XSLT
10 54 (5.25%) .NET Framework
11 52 (5.06%) HTML5
12 50 (4.86%) Ajax
13 44 (4.28%) CSS3
14 38 (3.70%) WebSockets
14 38 (3.70%) Silverlight
15 34 (3.31%) WinForms
16 32 (3.11%) SOAP
17 30 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 24 (2.33%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 116 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (8.95%) Data Centre
3 52 (5.06%) Computer Science
4 48 (4.67%) Blackberry
5 44 (4.28%) Clustering
6 42 (4.09%) Management Information System
7 32 (3.11%) Mathematics
8 29 (2.82%) Fat Client
8 29 (2.82%) Replication
8 29 (2.82%) Thin Client
8 29 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (2.24%) N-Tier
10 22 (2.14%) Visualisation
11 19 (1.85%) FMCG
12 15 (1.46%) Handset
13 14 (1.36%) Statistics
13 14 (1.36%) User Experience
14 13 (1.26%) Inversion of Control
14 13 (1.26%) Mobile App
15 12 (1.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 485 (47.18%) Windows
2 208 (20.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 204 (19.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 112 (10.89%) Windows 7
5 99 (9.63%) Linux
6 80 (7.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 62 (6.03%) Windows XP
8 35 (3.40%) UNIX
9 34 (3.31%) Android
10 25 (2.43%) Windows 2000
11 20 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (1.95%) Windows 8
12 17 (1.65%) Solaris
13 16 (1.56%) Windows Vista
13 16 (1.56%) Apple iOS
14 15 (1.46%) AIX
15 10 (0.97%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.78%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.39%) VMS
18 2 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (14.59%) ITIL
3 133 (12.94%) MVC
4 123 (11.96%) Project Management
5 105 (10.21%) Scrum
6 103 (10.02%) TDD
7 88 (8.56%) Mentoring
8 74 (7.20%) SOA
9 65 (6.32%) Change Management
10 56 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 52 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 51 (4.96%) CRM
13 50 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (4.86%) Web Development
14 49 (4.77%) Migration
14 49 (4.77%) Analytics
15 48 (4.67%) E-Commerce
16 47 (4.57%) PRINCE2
17 46 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
18 45 (4.38%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 307 (29.86%) SQL
2 195 (18.97%) C#
3 124 (12.06%) JavaScript
4 63 (6.13%) Java
5 62 (6.03%) T-SQL
6 56 (5.45%) PL/SQL
7 49 (4.77%) PowerShell
8 38 (3.70%) Objective-C
9 27 (2.63%) PHP
9 27 (2.63%) C
10 22 (2.14%) VB
11 20 (1.95%) VB.NET
12 18 (1.75%) Bash Shell
13 16 (1.56%) C++
14 15 (1.46%) Perl
15 14 (1.36%) VBA
16 10 (0.97%) COBOL
17 9 (0.88%) Python
18 8 (0.78%) VB6
19 7 (0.68%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 118 (11.48%) Degree
2 113 (10.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (5.64%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (4.86%) MCSE
5 48 (4.67%) MCP
6 47 (4.57%) CCNA
7 45 (4.38%) MCSA
8 44 (4.28%) Security Cleared
9 40 (3.89%) SC Cleared
10 39 (3.79%) MCITP
11 23 (2.24%) ISEB
11 23 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (2.04%) MCTS
13 16 (1.56%) CCNP
14 15 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (0.97%) PMI Certification
15 10 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (0.88%) ISTQB
17 8 (0.78%) PMP
18 7 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.99%) QA
2 37 (3.60%) SLA
3 12 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.68%) ISO 8583
5 5 (0.49%) ISO 9002
5 5 (0.49%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.39%) RosettaNet
6 4 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (0.39%) GMP
7 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 320 (31.13%) Active Directory
2 153 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (7.98%) Hyper-V
4 56 (5.45%) VMware ESX
5 54 (5.25%) vSphere
6 49 (4.77%) VMware ESXi
6 49 (4.77%) XenDesktop
7 48 (4.67%) XenApp
8 39 (3.79%) Terminal Services
9 30 (2.92%) vCloud
10 14 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
11 11 (1.07%) NFS
11 11 (1.07%) Xen
12 8 (0.78%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.39%) NLBS
14 4 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.29%) MetaFrame
15 3 (0.29%) Firmware
15 3 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 51 (4.96%) SCCM
2 38 (3.70%) SCOM
3 34 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
4 31 (3.02%) Backup Exec
5 25 (2.43%) NetBackup
6 22 (2.14%) WSUS
7 12 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (0.58%) vMotion
9 6 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.29%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.19%) Legato
11 2 (0.19%) ZENworks
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.19%) Puppet
11 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.097%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 251 (24.42%) VMware
2 182 (17.70%) Cisco
3 135 (13.13%) Citrix
4 122 (11.87%) Oracle
5 91 (8.85%) HP
6 59 (5.74%) IBM
7 42 (4.09%) Symantec
8 36 (3.50%) Sophos
9 35 (3.40%) CheckPoint
9 35 (3.40%) SAP
10 30 (2.92%) Veritas
11 21 (2.04%) Dell
12 18 (1.75%) Tableau
13 17 (1.65%) Red Hat
14 16 (1.56%) BMC
15 15 (1.46%) Apple
15 15 (1.46%) NetApp
16 13 (1.26%) Fortinet
17 12 (1.17%) McAfee
17 12 (1.17%) Avaya
Watford, Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
The One Group
Salary: £45k - 60k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
CK Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
JPS Selection
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Deloitte
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Tesco
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 50k + 10% bonus, 3% pension and more
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus'
Posted: 3 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus car allowance etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + 8 weeks holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago