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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 527 419 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.74% 17.00% 19.57%
As % of the Vendors category 40.73% 35.48% 38.21%
Number of salaries quoted 407 334 423
Average salary £39,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,500 £54,650
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
1294 1181 1298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 55.82% 47.91% 51.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1019 948 1051
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -1 109 £48,750 +14.70% 8
Hemel Hempstead +5 94 £31,000 -19.48% 14
St Albans -1 55 £55,000 +76.00% 3
Welwyn Garden City +2 40 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Stevenage -1 23 £29,000 -14.70% 1
Rickmansworth -2 17 £33,000 +14.78%
Royston -1 12 £33,500 +31.37% 1
Borehamwood +5 11 £32,500 +44.44% 2
Hitchin - 8 £22,000 -
Hoddesdon +8 6 £28,500 -43.00%
Harpenden +4 6 £23,750 -36.66% 1
Hertford +11 3 £70,000 +21.73%
Bishop's Stortford +10 3 £40,000 -23.80% 2
Letchworth +4 3 £40,000 +17.64% 2
Potters Bar +3 3 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Ware - 1 £35,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 457 (48.26%) Windows
2 428 (45.20%) MS Excel
3 325 (34.32%) SQL Server
4 299 (31.57%) SQL
5 274 (28.93%) Active Directory
6 256 (27.03%) .NET
7 217 (22.91%) VMware
8 198 (20.91%) MS Office
9 195 (20.59%) MS Exchange
10 187 (19.75%) SharePoint
11 179 (18.90%) C#
12 168 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 167 (17.63%) Cisco
14 163 (17.21%) Windows Server 2012
15 162 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
16 160 (16.90%) ASP.NET
17 142 (14.99%) SQL Server 2008
18 137 (14.47%) HTML
19 134 (14.15%) JavaScript
20 133 (14.04%) Finance
21 126 (13.31%) Citrix
22 124 (13.09%) Degree
23 123 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
24 122 (12.88%) Oracle
25 115 (12.14%) DNS
26 113 (11.93%) Project Management
27 111 (11.72%) Firewall
28 110 (11.62%) XML
29 109 (11.51%) MVC
30 108 (11.40%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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
1 195 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 187 (19.75%) SharePoint
3 108 (11.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 107 (11.30%) IIS
5 70 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 58 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 51 (5.39%) Lync
8 45 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 35 (3.70%) WebSphere
10 33 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
11 22 (2.32%) WebSphere Application Server
12 19 (2.01%) JBoss
13 18 (1.90%) Tomcat
14 17 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 15 (1.58%) AquaLogic
15 15 (1.58%) Tuxedo
15 15 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 15 (1.58%) Oracle Service Bus
15 15 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 428 (45.20%) MS Excel
2 198 (20.91%) MS Office
3 34 (3.59%) MS Project
4 26 (2.75%) MS Visio
5 24 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.74%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.74%) FrameMaker
6 7 (0.74%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.53%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 55 (5.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.27%) Agresso
3 10 (1.06%) CA PPM
4 9 (0.95%) Maximo
5 7 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.42%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.32%) Unica
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.21%) Magento
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.21%) Sage CRM
8 2 (0.21%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.21%) Infor CRM
9 1 (0.11%) Temenos Globus
9 1 (0.11%) Primavera
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 68 (7.18%) Office 365
2 35 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.69%) SaaS
5 15 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.63%) PaaS
6 6 (0.63%) IaaS
7 4 (0.42%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.32%) Yammer
8 3 (0.32%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.21%) GitHub
10 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 115 (12.14%) DNS
2 111 (11.72%) Firewall
3 95 (10.03%) WAN
4 88 (9.29%) TCP/IP
4 88 (9.29%) DHCP
5 84 (8.87%) LAN
6 61 (6.44%) SAN
7 44 (4.65%) Internet
8 41 (4.33%) VPN
9 32 (3.38%) HTTP
10 25 (2.64%) VLAN
10 25 (2.64%) FTP
11 18 (1.90%) IP Telephony
12 16 (1.69%) NAS
12 16 (1.69%) SSL
13 15 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (1.58%) Network Security
14 14 (1.48%) MPLS
14 14 (1.48%) SMTP
14 14 (1.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (34.32%) SQL Server
2 142 (14.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 56 (5.91%) Relational Database
4 54 (5.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 44 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 44 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 43 (4.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (4.22%) Oracle Database
8 35 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
9 33 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
10 31 (3.27%) Oracle Database 11g
11 27 (2.85%) MySQL
12 18 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
12 18 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
14 15 (1.58%) DB2
15 14 (1.48%) NoSQL
16 13 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
16 13 (1.37%) MS Access
17 9 (0.95%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 73 (7.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 46 (4.86%) NUnit
3 44 (4.65%) Selenium
4 40 (4.22%) Visual Studio
5 39 (4.12%) TeamCity
6 24 (2.53%) Git (software)
7 20 (2.11%) Subversion
8 17 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
9 13 (1.37%) Eclipse
9 13 (1.37%) JUnit
10 10 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 10 (1.06%) JIRA
11 9 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (0.95%) CruiseControl
11 9 (0.95%) Toad
12 7 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.74%) MSTest
12 7 (0.74%) Rhino Mocks
12 7 (0.74%) Moq
13 4 (0.42%) Cucumber
General
1 133 (14.04%) Finance
2 64 (6.76%) Retail
3 35 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 24 (2.53%) Back Office
6 19 (2.01%) Marketing
7 18 (1.90%) Publishing
8 16 (1.69%) Electronics
9 14 (1.48%) Advertising
10 12 (1.27%) Banking
11 7 (0.74%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.74%) Front Office
12 5 (0.53%) French Language
12 5 (0.53%) German Language
12 5 (0.53%) Polish Language
12 5 (0.53%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.42%) Legal
14 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.21%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 223 (23.55%) Developer
2 212 (22.39%) Analyst
3 87 (9.19%) .NET Developer
4 82 (8.66%) Support Analyst
5 77 (8.13%) Senior Developer
6 75 (7.92%) C# Developer
7 58 (6.12%) Support Engineer
8 56 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 55 (5.81%) Project Manager
10 54 (5.70%) Consultant
10 54 (5.70%) C# .NET Developer
11 50 (5.28%) Senior .NET Developer
12 48 (5.07%) ASP.NET Developer
13 47 (4.96%) Architect
13 47 (4.96%) Administrator
14 40 (4.22%) Software Developer
14 40 (4.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 39 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
16 37 (3.91%) Software Engineer
17 35 (3.70%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (27.03%) .NET
2 160 (16.90%) ASP.NET
3 137 (14.47%) HTML
4 110 (11.62%) XML
5 100 (10.56%) CSS
6 77 (8.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 71 (7.50%) Web Services
8 68 (7.18%) jQuery
9 65 (6.86%) WCF
10 59 (6.23%) XSLT
11 49 (5.17%) Ajax
12 46 (4.86%) .NET Framework
13 44 (4.65%) HTML5
14 41 (4.33%) Middleware
15 39 (4.12%) J2EE
16 37 (3.91%) WinForms
16 37 (3.91%) CSS3
17 36 (3.80%) SOAP
18 35 (3.70%) Silverlight
19 33 (3.48%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 83 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (6.44%) Computer Science
3 52 (5.49%) Blackberry
4 42 (4.44%) Clustering
5 41 (4.33%) Management Information System
6 29 (3.06%) N-Tier
7 25 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (2.43%) Thin Client
8 23 (2.43%) Fat Client
9 19 (2.01%) Mathematics
9 19 (2.01%) Open Source
10 16 (1.69%) Replication
11 13 (1.37%) Statistics
11 13 (1.37%) EFT
11 13 (1.37%) FMCG
12 12 (1.27%) User Experience
13 11 (1.16%) Mobile App
13 11 (1.16%) iPad
14 10 (1.06%) Visualisation
15 8 (0.84%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 457 (48.26%) Windows
2 168 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 163 (17.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 103 (10.88%) Windows 7
5 88 (9.29%) Linux
6 62 (6.55%) Windows XP
7 55 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (3.91%) UNIX
9 33 (3.48%) Windows 2000
10 28 (2.96%) Android
11 25 (2.64%) Solaris
12 23 (2.43%) Windows 8
13 17 (1.80%) AIX
14 14 (1.48%) Windows Vista
15 11 (1.16%) Apple iOS
15 11 (1.16%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.95%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.21%) HPUX
19 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (11.93%) Project Management
3 109 (11.51%) MVC
4 106 (11.19%) ITIL
5 94 (9.93%) Scrum
6 91 (9.61%) TDD
7 72 (7.60%) SOA
8 62 (6.55%) CRM
9 60 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 60 (6.34%) Mentoring
10 57 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
11 51 (5.39%) E-Commerce
12 48 (5.07%) OOD
12 48 (5.07%) Change Management
13 47 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
14 46 (4.86%) Web Development
15 45 (4.75%) Software Engineering
16 44 (4.65%) Problem Management
17 39 (4.12%) Multithreading
18 38 (4.01%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 299 (31.57%) SQL
2 179 (18.90%) C#
3 134 (14.15%) JavaScript
4 79 (8.34%) Java
5 67 (7.07%) T-SQL
6 52 (5.49%) PL/SQL
7 40 (4.22%) PowerShell
8 36 (3.80%) VB
9 33 (3.48%) Objective-C
10 23 (2.43%) VB.NET
10 23 (2.43%) C++
11 22 (2.32%) VBA
11 22 (2.32%) VB6
12 20 (2.11%) C
12 20 (2.11%) Perl
13 18 (1.90%) PHP
13 18 (1.90%) Bash Shell
14 17 (1.80%) COBOL
15 16 (1.69%) Python
16 15 (1.58%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 124 (13.09%) Degree
2 94 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (5.91%) Security Cleared
4 54 (5.70%) SC Cleared
5 53 (5.60%) MCSE
6 51 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (4.86%) MCP
8 43 (4.54%) CCNA
9 37 (3.91%) MCSA
10 32 (3.38%) MCITP
11 19 (2.01%) MCTS
12 17 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (1.58%) CCNP
15 14 (1.48%) ISEB
16 12 (1.27%) PMI Certification
17 11 (1.16%) PMP
18 10 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 9 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 8 (0.84%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.80%) SLA
1 36 (3.80%) QA
2 14 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.37%) ISO 8583
4 5 (0.53%) ISO 9002
4 5 (0.53%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.42%) RosettaNet
5 4 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.42%) GMP
6 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 274 (28.93%) Active Directory
2 123 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (8.55%) Hyper-V
4 64 (6.76%) vSphere
5 55 (5.81%) XenDesktop
6 51 (5.39%) VMware ESX
7 47 (4.96%) XenApp
8 36 (3.80%) vCloud
9 24 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (1.69%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.84%) Xen
12 6 (0.63%) NLBS
13 5 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.53%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.53%) XenServer
13 5 (0.53%) NFS
13 5 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.42%) MetaFrame
14 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (4.96%) SCCM
2 44 (4.65%) Backup Exec
3 42 (4.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 35 (3.70%) SCOM
5 33 (3.48%) NetBackup
6 16 (1.69%) WSUS
7 8 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.74%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (0.53%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.21%) ZENworks
12 2 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.21%) Legato
12 2 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
13 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 1 (0.11%) Opsview
Vendors
1 217 (22.91%) VMware
2 167 (17.63%) Cisco
3 126 (13.31%) Citrix
4 122 (12.88%) Oracle
5 79 (8.34%) HP
6 58 (6.12%) IBM
7 52 (5.49%) Symantec
8 45 (4.75%) Sophos
9 35 (3.70%) Veritas
10 32 (3.38%) SAP
11 22 (2.32%) CheckPoint
12 17 (1.80%) Micro Focus
13 16 (1.69%) Dell
14 15 (1.58%) BEA
14 15 (1.58%) NetApp
15 14 (1.48%) EMC
16 13 (1.37%) Websense
16 13 (1.37%) LogRhythm
17 11 (1.16%) Cognos
17 11 (1.16%) Apple
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Talent International
Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + 20% Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £21000 - £31000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus benefits & bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Twenty Recruitment Group
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum up to £35,000 plus bonus and benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £19,000 to £25,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £50000 - £50001 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £60000 - £60001 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + study support, gym
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago