The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Hertfordshire region.

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

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 388 496 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.61% 18.70% 15.81%
As % of the Vendors category 32.33% 34.81% 31.72%
Number of salaries quoted 307 418 351
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,500 £58,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1200 1425 1305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 48.29% 53.73% 49.85%
Number of salaries quoted 953 1152 1046
Average salary £41,500 £42,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.92% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
East of England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Watford +5 108 £42,000 +40.00% 23
Stevenage +17 60 £33,500 -21.17% 3
St Albans -5 30 £31,000 -8.82%
Hemel Hempstead -6 24 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Letchworth -8 19 £34,000 +0.74% 1
Welwyn Garden City +7 15 £36,250 -8.22%
Borehamwood -2 11 £24,000 -33.79% 1
Rickmansworth -6 6 £25,000 -31.50%
Bishop's Stortford -10 5 £48,750 +62.50%
Potters Bar - 4 £40,000 - 1
Berkhamsted 0 2 £34,000 +4.61%
Royston 0 1 - -
Harpenden -6 1 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 365 (49.59%) Windows
2 303 (41.17%) MS Excel
3 238 (32.34%) SQL
4 221 (30.03%) SQL Server
5 182 (24.73%) Finance
6 168 (22.83%) MS Office
7 165 (22.42%) Active Directory
8 162 (22.01%) VMware
9 156 (21.20%) .NET
10 147 (19.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 132 (17.93%) MS Exchange
12 127 (17.26%) Citrix
12 127 (17.26%) Microsoft Certification
13 116 (15.76%) C#
14 115 (15.63%) Retail
15 110 (14.95%) ITIL
16 108 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
17 105 (14.27%) Cisco
18 99 (13.45%) Linux
19 98 (13.32%) Degree
20 96 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
21 95 (12.91%) Hyper-V
22 94 (12.77%) ASP.NET
23 89 (12.09%) Exchange Server 2010
24 87 (11.82%) SharePoint
25 83 (11.28%) Windows XP
26 79 (10.73%) HTML
26 79 (10.73%) Firewall
27 73 (9.92%) HP
28 71 (9.65%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 132 (17.93%) MS Exchange
2 89 (12.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 87 (11.82%) SharePoint
4 59 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 55 (7.47%) IIS
6 42 (5.71%) Tomcat
7 39 (5.30%) Lync
8 38 (5.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 37 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2003
9 37 (5.03%) WebSphere
10 34 (4.62%) MQSeries
10 34 (4.62%) WebSphere Application Server
10 34 (4.62%) IBM HTTP Server
11 31 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
12 29 (3.94%) CMS
13 12 (1.63%) Apache
14 10 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (1.09%) SAS
16 7 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
17 6 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 303 (41.17%) MS Excel
2 168 (22.83%) MS Office
3 17 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.63%) MS Project
5 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.27%) Mingle
6 2 (0.27%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.14%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.14%) CorelDRAW
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (1.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 9 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.95%) Oracle 11i
3 7 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.95%) Siebel Analytics
4 5 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.41%) GoldMine
6 3 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.27%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.27%) BASE24
8 1 (0.14%) Temenos Globus
8 1 (0.14%) Magento
8 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.85%) Office 365
2 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.54%) PaaS
4 2 (0.27%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (10.73%) Firewall
2 64 (8.70%) WAN
3 61 (8.29%) LAN
4 56 (7.61%) SAN
5 51 (6.93%) DNS
6 46 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 41 (5.57%) DHCP
8 35 (4.76%) HTTP
9 34 (4.62%) FTP
9 34 (4.62%) VPN
10 31 (4.21%) iSCSI
11 30 (4.08%) Internet
12 29 (3.94%) VoIP
13 16 (2.17%) NetScaler
14 14 (1.90%) NAS
15 13 (1.77%) Unified Communications
15 13 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (1.22%) PBX
16 9 (1.22%) Wireless
17 7 (0.95%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (30.03%) SQL Server
2 61 (8.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (4.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 36 (4.89%) DB2
5 31 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (2.99%) Relational Database
7 19 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (2.17%) MySQL
8 16 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
10 13 (1.77%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.36%) MS Access
12 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (0.95%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.82%) DTS
15 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.54%) OLAP
15 4 (0.54%) Data Mining
16 3 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 29 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (1.49%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.49%) Eclipse
3 7 (0.95%) Ant
4 5 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.68%) MSI
5 4 (0.54%) Selenium
5 4 (0.54%) JIRA
5 4 (0.54%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (0.54%) InstallShield
5 4 (0.54%) AdminStudio
5 4 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.41%) Subversion
6 3 (0.41%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.41%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.27%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.27%) Maven
7 2 (0.27%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.27%) NUnit
General
1 182 (24.73%) Finance
2 115 (15.63%) Retail
3 42 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 40 (5.43%) Manufacturing
5 32 (4.35%) Marketing
6 26 (3.53%) Back Office
7 14 (1.90%) Advertising
8 12 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (1.36%) Banking
10 6 (0.82%) Billing
11 5 (0.68%) Legal
12 4 (0.54%) Electronics
12 4 (0.54%) Publishing
12 4 (0.54%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.41%) Games
13 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.41%) Welsh Language
14 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.27%) Automotive
14 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 180 (24.46%) Analyst
2 161 (21.88%) Developer
3 78 (10.60%) Support Engineer
4 62 (8.42%) Support Analyst
5 55 (7.47%) .NET Developer
6 51 (6.93%) Consultant
7 47 (6.39%) Architect
8 41 (5.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 41 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 38 (5.16%) IT Support
10 34 (4.62%) Web Developer
10 34 (4.62%) Operations Analyst
10 34 (4.62%) Operations Support Analyst
11 32 (4.35%) Junior
11 32 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
12 30 (4.08%) Server Engineer
13 29 (3.94%) Technical Consultant
14 27 (3.67%) Report Analyst
15 25 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 24 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (21.20%) .NET
2 94 (12.77%) ASP.NET
3 79 (10.73%) HTML
4 60 (8.15%) CSS
5 46 (6.25%) Web Services
5 46 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 39 (5.30%) XML
7 38 (5.16%) jQuery
8 36 (4.89%) J2EE
8 36 (4.89%) Middleware
9 35 (4.76%) JDBC
10 26 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (3.40%) WCF
12 21 (2.85%) XHTML
12 21 (2.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 13 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 12 (1.63%) NHibernate
15 11 (1.49%) XSLT
15 11 (1.49%) HTML5
16 8 (1.09%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.03%) Management Information System
2 25 (3.40%) Clustering
3 19 (2.58%) Blackberry
3 19 (2.58%) Replication
4 18 (2.45%) Mathematics
5 17 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.17%) PKI
7 14 (1.90%) Fat Client
7 14 (1.90%) Thin Client
7 14 (1.90%) N-Tier
8 9 (1.22%) iPad
8 9 (1.22%) iPhone
9 8 (1.09%) EFT
10 6 (0.82%) Statistics
10 6 (0.82%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.82%) IVR
10 6 (0.82%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.68%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 365 (49.59%) Windows
2 147 (19.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 108 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 99 (13.45%) Linux
5 83 (11.28%) Windows XP
6 68 (9.24%) UNIX
7 44 (5.98%) Windows 7
8 40 (5.43%) Solaris
9 39 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (5.16%) Windows 8
10 38 (5.16%) Windows Vista
11 34 (4.62%) AIX
12 10 (1.36%) Windows 2000
13 7 (0.95%) Android
14 6 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.54%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (14.95%) ITIL
2 64 (8.70%) E-Commerce
3 63 (8.56%) Project Management
4 59 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
5 58 (7.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 44 (5.98%) Problem Management
6 44 (5.98%) MVC
7 41 (5.57%) Change Management
8 39 (5.30%) Scrum
9 33 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (4.21%) PRINCE2
11 30 (4.08%) Service Delivery
12 27 (3.67%) Time Management
13 26 (3.53%) UML
14 24 (3.26%) TDD
15 23 (3.13%) CRM
16 22 (2.99%) Service Management
17 19 (2.58%) Workflow
17 19 (2.58%) Project Planning
18 18 (2.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 238 (32.34%) SQL
2 116 (15.76%) C#
3 66 (8.97%) Java
4 62 (8.42%) JavaScript
5 54 (7.34%) VB
6 38 (5.16%) T-SQL
7 33 (4.48%) VB.NET
8 28 (3.80%) Perl
9 24 (3.26%) Bash Shell
10 22 (2.99%) VBA
11 20 (2.72%) PowerShell
12 18 (2.45%) VBScript
13 15 (2.04%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.90%) VB6
15 13 (1.77%) C
16 11 (1.49%) C++
17 9 (1.22%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.82%) PHP
19 5 (0.68%) AWK
20 4 (0.54%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 127 (17.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (13.32%) Degree
3 59 (8.02%) MCSE
4 54 (7.34%) Security Cleared
5 39 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (5.16%) MCITP
7 36 (4.89%) MCP
8 35 (4.76%) CCNA
9 34 (4.62%) MCTS
10 25 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (3.13%) SC Cleared
12 15 (2.04%) CCNP
12 15 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
13 14 (1.90%) CCEE
13 14 (1.90%) CCAA
13 14 (1.90%) CCIA
14 13 (1.77%) MCSA
15 10 (1.36%) NCDA
15 10 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (1.22%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.21%) QA
2 24 (3.26%) SLA
3 12 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.41%) ISO 8583
5 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) HL7
6 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 165 (22.42%) Active Directory
2 96 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (12.91%) Hyper-V
4 42 (5.71%) vSphere
5 26 (3.53%) VMware ESX
6 19 (2.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (2.58%) XenApp
7 18 (2.45%) Terminal Services
8 16 (2.17%) XenDesktop
9 15 (2.04%) ISA Server
10 9 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.82%) KVM
11 6 (0.82%) XenServer
12 3 (0.41%) vCloud
13 2 (0.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 27 (3.67%) SCCM
2 22 (2.99%) SCOM
3 15 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 15 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (1.22%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (0.68%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.68%) WSUS
6 4 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (0.41%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.27%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.14%) Nagios
9 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.14%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.14%) SCSM
9 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 162 (22.01%) VMware
2 127 (17.26%) Citrix
3 105 (14.27%) Cisco
4 73 (9.92%) HP
5 71 (9.65%) Oracle
6 52 (7.07%) IBM
7 46 (6.25%) NetApp
8 34 (4.62%) Apple
9 25 (3.40%) Symantec
10 22 (2.99%) Cognos
11 21 (2.85%) Google
12 20 (2.72%) McAfee
13 17 (2.31%) Fujitsu
14 16 (2.17%) CheckPoint
15 15 (2.04%) Business Objects
15 15 (2.04%) SonicWALL
16 14 (1.90%) Avaya
17 13 (1.77%) Red Hat
18 12 (1.63%) Dell
19 11 (1.49%) WatchGuard
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