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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 491 360 438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.36% 15.87% 16.16%
As % of the Vendors category 41.57% 31.44% 30.06%
Number of salaries quoted 371 291 365
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £51,450 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1181 1145 1457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 56.18% 50.49% 53.76%
Number of salaries quoted 934 892 1176
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £64,300 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +4 101 £50,000 +17.64% 13
Hemel Hempstead +3 89 £35,000 -12.50% 9
St Albans -9 50 £58,750 +86.50% 6
Welwyn Garden City +2 38 £30,000 +3.44%
Stevenage +3 22 £40,000 +37.93% 2
Rickmansworth +3 15 £33,000 +29.41%
Hitchin - 14 - -
Royston 0 11 £33,500 -
Borehamwood -1 10 £30,000 -7.69%
Potters Bar +1 8 £21,750 -27.50%
Hertford +10 4 £70,000 +55.55% 1
Harpenden +5 4 £25,000 -33.33%
Bishop's Stortford +15 3 £36,000 -24.21%
Letchworth +5 3 £42,500 +25.00% 2
Hoddesdon +2 3 £28,500 -36.66% 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 435 (46.47%) Windows
2 399 (42.63%) MS Excel
3 352 (37.61%) SQL Server
4 325 (34.72%) SQL
5 273 (29.17%) .NET
6 235 (25.11%) Active Directory
7 198 (21.15%) MS Office
7 198 (21.15%) C#
8 194 (20.73%) SharePoint
9 187 (19.98%) VMware
10 174 (18.59%) ASP.NET
11 169 (18.06%) MS Exchange
12 168 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
13 167 (17.84%) JavaScript
13 167 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
14 160 (17.09%) HTML
15 157 (16.77%) Windows Server 2008
16 149 (15.92%) Finance
17 138 (14.74%) Windows Server 2012
18 137 (14.64%) Cisco
19 129 (13.78%) Degree
20 128 (13.68%) Oracle
21 118 (12.61%) IIS
22 117 (12.50%) CSS
23 116 (12.39%) XML
24 114 (12.18%) MVC
25 104 (11.11%) Citrix
26 99 (10.58%) Windows 7
27 98 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
27 98 (10.47%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 194 (20.73%) SharePoint
2 169 (18.06%) MS Exchange
3 118 (12.61%) IIS
4 98 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 69 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 57 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 43 (4.59%) Lync
8 37 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 36 (3.85%) WebSphere
10 31 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
11 26 (2.78%) JBoss
12 22 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
13 20 (2.14%) Tuxedo
13 20 (2.14%) AquaLogic
13 20 (2.14%) Oracle Service Bus
13 20 (2.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 19 (2.03%) Tomcat
15 17 (1.82%) CMS
16 16 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
17 15 (1.60%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 399 (42.63%) MS Excel
2 198 (21.15%) MS Office
3 31 (3.31%) MS Project
4 27 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (2.67%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.75%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.75%) FrameMaker
6 7 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 63 (6.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (2.56%) Agresso
3 10 (1.07%) CA PPM
4 8 (0.85%) Maximo
5 7 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.43%) SAP SRM
7 4 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.32%) SalesLogix
8 3 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.32%) Sage CRM
9 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.21%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.21%) SAP R/3
10 1 (0.11%) Temenos Globus
10 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.38%) Office 365
2 28 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.92%) SaaS
4 3 (0.32%) PaaS
4 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.32%) IaaS
4 3 (0.32%) Yammer
5 2 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.21%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.21%) GitHub
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 95 (10.15%) DNS
2 84 (8.97%) WAN
2 84 (8.97%) Firewall
3 76 (8.12%) TCP/IP
4 74 (7.91%) DHCP
5 64 (6.84%) LAN
6 58 (6.20%) SAN
7 38 (4.06%) Internet
8 36 (3.85%) VPN
9 34 (3.63%) HTTP
10 30 (3.21%) FTP
11 14 (1.50%) VoIP
11 14 (1.50%) NAS
12 13 (1.39%) SSL
13 12 (1.28%) Wireless
13 12 (1.28%) HTTPS
14 11 (1.18%) MPLS
14 11 (1.18%) VLAN
15 10 (1.07%) iSCSI
15 10 (1.07%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (37.61%) SQL Server
2 168 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (6.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (6.30%) Relational Database
5 51 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 50 (5.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 49 (5.24%) Oracle Database
8 46 (4.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 38 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
10 37 (3.95%) SQL Server 2000
11 36 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
12 24 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 23 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
14 22 (2.35%) MySQL
14 22 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
15 18 (1.92%) MS Access
16 17 (1.82%) DB2
17 12 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
18 10 (1.07%) NoSQL
19 9 (0.96%) ActiveReports
Development Applications
1 77 (8.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 53 (5.66%) Visual Studio
3 44 (4.70%) NUnit
4 43 (4.59%) Selenium
5 41 (4.38%) TeamCity
6 24 (2.56%) Git (software)
7 22 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
8 17 (1.82%) Subversion
9 14 (1.50%) JIRA
10 13 (1.39%) Eclipse
10 13 (1.39%) Toad
10 13 (1.39%) JUnit
11 10 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 9 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (0.96%) CruiseControl
13 4 (0.43%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.32%) SpecFlow
14 3 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
15 2 (0.21%) Ant
General
1 149 (15.92%) Finance
2 60 (6.41%) Retail
3 29 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.46%) Back Office
4 23 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 18 (1.92%) Publishing
5 18 (1.92%) Marketing
6 13 (1.39%) Banking
7 12 (1.28%) Electronics
8 7 (0.75%) Front Office
9 6 (0.64%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.43%) Legal
11 3 (0.32%) Advertising
11 3 (0.32%) Law
12 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.21%) French Language
12 2 (0.21%) German Language
12 2 (0.21%) Polish Language
12 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.21%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 251 (26.82%) Developer
2 198 (21.15%) Analyst
3 88 (9.40%) .NET Developer
4 85 (9.08%) Senior Developer
5 79 (8.44%) Support Analyst
6 78 (8.33%) C# Developer
7 67 (7.16%) Project Manager
8 65 (6.94%) Support Engineer
9 56 (5.98%) C# .NET Developer
10 54 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 49 (5.24%) Senior .NET Developer
12 47 (5.02%) Software Developer
12 47 (5.02%) Consultant
13 44 (4.70%) ASP.NET Developer
14 40 (4.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 39 (4.17%) Architect
15 39 (4.17%) Administrator
16 37 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
17 36 (3.85%) Software Engineer
18 35 (3.74%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (29.17%) .NET
2 174 (18.59%) ASP.NET
3 160 (17.09%) HTML
4 117 (12.50%) CSS
5 116 (12.39%) XML
6 77 (8.23%) jQuery
7 71 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 66 (7.05%) Web Services
9 65 (6.94%) WCF
10 57 (6.09%) XSLT
10 57 (6.09%) Middleware
11 55 (5.88%) Ajax
12 49 (5.24%) J2EE
13 47 (5.02%) HTML5
14 43 (4.59%) .NET Framework
15 38 (4.06%) Silverlight
15 38 (4.06%) CSS3
16 37 (3.95%) WinForms
17 36 (3.85%) SOAP
18 35 (3.74%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 50 (5.34%) Blackberry
4 41 (4.38%) Clustering
5 37 (3.95%) Management Information System
6 33 (3.53%) N-Tier
7 18 (1.92%) Mathematics
7 18 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.60%) Replication
9 13 (1.39%) EFT
9 13 (1.39%) Visualisation
10 12 (1.28%) Statistics
11 9 (0.96%) Fat Client
11 9 (0.96%) Thin Client
11 9 (0.96%) Open Source
11 9 (0.96%) FMCG
11 9 (0.96%) User Experience
11 9 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.85%) iSeries
12 8 (0.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 435 (46.47%) Windows
2 157 (16.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 138 (14.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 99 (10.58%) Windows 7
5 92 (9.83%) Linux
6 54 (5.77%) Windows XP
7 52 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (5.02%) UNIX
9 34 (3.63%) Windows 2000
10 31 (3.31%) Solaris
11 29 (3.10%) Windows 8
12 24 (2.56%) Android
13 17 (1.82%) AIX
14 16 (1.71%) Windows Vista
15 11 (1.18%) Mac OS X
15 11 (1.18%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.75%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (12.18%) MVC
3 98 (10.47%) Project Management
4 95 (10.15%) ITIL
5 90 (9.62%) Scrum
6 83 (8.87%) TDD
7 72 (7.69%) CRM
8 68 (7.26%) SOA
9 56 (5.98%) Continuous Improvement
10 55 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 55 (5.88%) Software Engineering
11 54 (5.77%) OOD
12 52 (5.56%) E-Commerce
13 51 (5.45%) PRINCE2
13 51 (5.45%) Mentoring
14 48 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
14 48 (5.13%) Web Development
15 42 (4.49%) Workflow
16 41 (4.38%) Problem Management
17 38 (4.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 325 (34.72%) SQL
2 198 (21.15%) C#
3 167 (17.84%) JavaScript
4 87 (9.29%) Java
5 70 (7.48%) T-SQL
6 50 (5.34%) PL/SQL
7 48 (5.13%) VB
8 34 (3.63%) VB6
8 34 (3.63%) PowerShell
9 32 (3.42%) VBA
10 31 (3.31%) VB.NET
11 30 (3.21%) Objective-C
12 25 (2.67%) Perl
13 24 (2.56%) C++
13 24 (2.56%) Shell Script
14 20 (2.14%) COBOL
14 20 (2.14%) Delphi
14 20 (2.14%) C
15 18 (1.92%) Bash Shell
16 16 (1.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 129 (13.78%) Degree
2 95 (10.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 66 (7.05%) Security Cleared
4 64 (6.84%) SC Cleared
5 55 (5.88%) MCSE
6 44 (4.70%) MCSA
7 43 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (4.06%) MCITP
9 37 (3.95%) MCP
10 35 (3.74%) CCNA
11 20 (2.14%) MCTS
12 18 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (1.60%) CCNP
14 14 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (1.39%) ISEB
15 13 (1.39%) PMI Certification
16 12 (1.28%) PMP
16 12 (1.28%) MCDST
16 12 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 9 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.63%) QA
2 28 (2.99%) SLA
3 13 (1.39%) ISO 8583
4 9 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.43%) RosettaNet
7 3 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.32%) GMP
8 2 (0.21%) ISO 9002
8 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 235 (25.11%) Active Directory
2 97 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (6.84%) vSphere
4 62 (6.62%) Hyper-V
5 56 (5.98%) VMware ESX
6 44 (4.70%) XenDesktop
7 39 (4.17%) XenApp
8 35 (3.74%) vCloud
9 19 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.75%) Xen
10 7 (0.75%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.64%) NLBS
12 5 (0.53%) NFS
13 4 (0.43%) XenServer
13 4 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.32%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.32%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.21%) RACF
15 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 48 (5.13%) Backup Exec
2 42 (4.49%) SCCM
3 41 (4.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 34 (3.63%) NetBackup
5 31 (3.31%) SCOM
6 12 (1.28%) Tivoli
6 12 (1.28%) WSUS
7 8 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.32%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.21%) Cacti
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 2 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.21%) ZENworks
11 2 (0.21%) Novell Identity Manager
11 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 2 (0.21%) MOM
11 2 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 187 (19.98%) VMware
2 137 (14.64%) Cisco
3 128 (13.68%) Oracle
4 104 (11.11%) Citrix
5 65 (6.94%) HP
6 52 (5.56%) IBM
6 52 (5.56%) Symantec
7 48 (5.13%) Sophos
8 34 (3.63%) Veritas
9 32 (3.42%) SAP
10 21 (2.24%) BEA
11 20 (2.14%) Micro Focus
12 15 (1.60%) EMC
13 13 (1.39%) Cognos
14 12 (1.28%) NetApp
14 12 (1.28%) CheckPoint
15 11 (1.18%) Websense
15 11 (1.18%) EPiServer
15 11 (1.18%) Sitecore
16 10 (1.07%) Acronis
Watford, Hertfordshire
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Posted: 2 hours ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
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Salary: Benefits
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Salary: From £23,000 to £27,000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
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JM
Salary: £45000 - £45001 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £60000 - £60001 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: 35 - 40k plus 10% bonus, pension, healthcare and more
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hertfordshire
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Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + study support, gym
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Salary: up to 60k plus 10% bonus, 3% pension, healthcare and more
Posted: Yesterday
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SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance + Pension + Private
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Netcel
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum + discretionary bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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CV Screen Ltd
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
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Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
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