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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 493 533 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.47% 21.54% 21.11%
As % of the Vendors category 40.15% 40.11% 40.62%
Number of salaries quoted 376 439 365
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
1228 1329 1103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 51.00% 53.72% 51.98%
Number of salaries quoted 972 1093 812
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 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £60,500 £65,000
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 31 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 31 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 0 162 £45,000 +8.43% 7
Hemel Hempstead +4 88 £31,000 -34.73% 4
St Albans -5 52 £60,000 +48.84% 2
Welwyn Garden City -7 16 £45,000 +12.50%
Borehamwood -9 14 £25,250 -34.41%
Rickmansworth -21 13 £43,500 +24.28%
Berkhamsted +7 5 £47,500 +63.79%
Hertford - 5 £70,000 -
Potters Bar 0 4 £28,000 -13.84%
Letchworth -7 4 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Broxbourne - 4 £47,500 - 2
Bishop's Stortford +8 3 £40,000 -11.11%
Hoddesdon - 3 £32,500 - 1
Royston - 3 £21,500 -
Stevenage -18 1 £32,500 -2.98% 3
Ware - 1 £21,000 -
Harpenden - 1 £22,500 - 1
Hitchin - 1 £22,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 488 (47.75%) MS Excel
2 478 (46.77%) Windows
3 339 (33.17%) SQL
4 338 (33.07%) Active Directory
5 317 (31.02%) SQL Server
6 276 (27.01%) .NET
7 262 (25.64%) VMware
8 221 (21.62%) MS Office
9 215 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 207 (20.25%) MS Exchange
11 205 (20.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 197 (19.28%) C#
12 197 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
13 185 (18.10%) ASP.NET
14 184 (18.00%) Cisco
15 169 (16.54%) SharePoint
16 165 (16.14%) ITIL
17 161 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
18 139 (13.60%) MVC
19 136 (13.31%) Firewall
20 135 (13.21%) Citrix
21 133 (13.01%) DNS
22 132 (12.92%) HTML
23 129 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
24 126 (12.33%) Finance
24 126 (12.33%) Oracle
25 123 (12.04%) Degree
26 122 (11.94%) Project Management
27 118 (11.55%) SQL Server 2008
28 116 (11.35%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 207 (20.25%) MS Exchange
2 169 (16.54%) SharePoint
3 97 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 89 (8.71%) IIS
5 62 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 48 (4.70%) Lync
7 46 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 42 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 32 (3.13%) WebSphere
10 27 (2.64%) BizTalk Server
11 22 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
12 20 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 16 (1.57%) Tomcat
14 15 (1.47%) Apache
15 14 (1.37%) Apache ServiceMix
16 12 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
17 11 (1.08%) CMS
18 10 (0.98%) OpenStack
18 10 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
18 10 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 488 (47.75%) MS Excel
2 221 (21.62%) MS Office
3 36 (3.52%) MS Project
4 30 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 29 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.68%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.49%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.39%) FrameMaker
8 4 (0.39%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.098%) InDesign
10 1 (0.098%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.098%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 35 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
3 9 (0.88%) Maximo
3 9 (0.88%) Magento
4 7 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.49%) CA PPM
6 5 (0.49%) Unica
7 4 (0.39%) SAP SRM
7 4 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.098%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.098%) Hyperion Planning
10 1 (0.098%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 95 (9.30%) Office 365
2 63 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (3.72%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (2.05%) PaaS
6 14 (1.37%) SaaS
6 14 (1.37%) IaaS
7 6 (0.59%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.39%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.20%) Yammer
10 1 (0.098%) Symantec.cloud
10 1 (0.098%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.098%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 136 (13.31%) Firewall
2 133 (13.01%) DNS
3 111 (10.86%) WAN
4 107 (10.47%) DHCP
5 106 (10.37%) TCP/IP
6 103 (10.08%) LAN
7 61 (5.97%) SAN
8 54 (5.28%) VPN
9 37 (3.62%) VLAN
10 36 (3.52%) Internet
11 32 (3.13%) NAS
12 27 (2.64%) VoIP
13 25 (2.45%) iSCSI
14 23 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (2.15%) IP Telephony
15 22 (2.15%) FTP
16 21 (2.05%) Network Security
17 20 (1.96%) HTTP
18 18 (1.76%) MPLS
19 15 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (31.02%) SQL Server
2 118 (11.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (4.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (4.79%) Relational Database
5 48 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 47 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 34 (3.33%) MySQL
9 29 (2.84%) QlikView
10 28 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 27 (2.64%) NoSQL
12 26 (2.54%) SQL Server 2000
13 20 (1.96%) Oracle Database
14 15 (1.47%) DB2
15 14 (1.37%) MongoDB
16 12 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (1.08%) CouchDB
17 11 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
18 10 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
19 8 (0.78%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 67 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 50 (4.89%) Selenium
2 50 (4.89%) NUnit
3 38 (3.72%) Visual Studio
3 38 (3.72%) TeamCity
4 29 (2.84%) Subversion
5 18 (1.76%) Git (software)
6 17 (1.66%) HP UFT
7 12 (1.17%) MSTest
7 12 (1.17%) Rhino Mocks
7 12 (1.17%) Moq
8 11 (1.08%) JIRA
9 8 (0.78%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.68%) CruiseControl
11 6 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (0.59%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.59%) JUnit
12 5 (0.49%) LoadRunner
General
1 126 (12.33%) Finance
2 81 (7.93%) Retail
3 28 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 27 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.45%) Advertising
6 24 (2.35%) Marketing
7 14 (1.37%) Publishing
8 11 (1.08%) Electronics
9 10 (0.98%) Back Office
10 8 (0.78%) Banking
11 6 (0.59%) Games
11 6 (0.59%) Legal
12 5 (0.49%) Front Office
12 5 (0.49%) Retail Banking
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 4 (0.39%) Billing
14 2 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 232 (22.70%) Analyst
2 227 (22.21%) Developer
3 127 (12.43%) .NET Developer
4 99 (9.69%) Support Analyst
5 91 (8.90%) C# Developer
6 76 (7.44%) Support Engineer
6 76 (7.44%) C# .NET Developer
7 71 (6.95%) Senior Developer
8 61 (5.97%) Senior .NET Developer
9 58 (5.68%) Architect
10 57 (5.58%) Consultant
11 56 (5.48%) ASP.NET Developer
12 55 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 50 (4.89%) Senior C# Developer
14 47 (4.60%) Project Manager
15 44 (4.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 43 (4.21%) Administrator
17 34 (3.33%) IT Support
18 33 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 30 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (27.01%) .NET
2 185 (18.10%) ASP.NET
3 132 (12.92%) HTML
4 108 (10.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 95 (9.30%) CSS
6 93 (9.10%) jQuery
7 90 (8.81%) XML
8 72 (7.05%) WCF
9 64 (6.26%) Web Services
10 55 (5.38%) XSLT
11 53 (5.19%) .NET Framework
12 49 (4.79%) HTML5
13 47 (4.60%) Ajax
14 44 (4.31%) CSS3
15 37 (3.62%) WebSockets
15 37 (3.62%) Silverlight
16 35 (3.42%) WinForms
17 30 (2.94%) SOAP
18 28 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
19 24 (2.35%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 116 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (9.98%) Data Centre
3 50 (4.89%) Computer Science
4 47 (4.60%) Clustering
5 45 (4.40%) Mathematics
6 42 (4.11%) Blackberry
7 38 (3.72%) Management Information System
7 38 (3.72%) Replication
8 28 (2.74%) Fat Client
8 28 (2.74%) Thin Client
9 27 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (2.64%) Visualisation
10 22 (2.15%) FMCG
11 19 (1.86%) Handset
12 15 (1.47%) N-Tier
12 15 (1.47%) Statistics
13 14 (1.37%) User Experience
13 14 (1.37%) Mobile App
14 13 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
15 11 (1.08%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 478 (46.77%) Windows
2 215 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 205 (20.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 114 (11.15%) Windows 7
5 102 (9.98%) Linux
6 84 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 59 (5.77%) Windows XP
8 37 (3.62%) UNIX
9 25 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (2.25%) Android
10 23 (2.25%) Windows 2000
11 16 (1.57%) Solaris
11 16 (1.57%) AIX
12 14 (1.37%) Apple iOS
12 14 (1.37%) Windows 8
13 12 (1.17%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.59%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.59%) VMS
15 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (16.14%) ITIL
3 139 (13.60%) MVC
4 122 (11.94%) Project Management
5 110 (10.76%) Scrum
6 109 (10.67%) TDD
7 89 (8.71%) Mentoring
8 66 (6.46%) Change Management
9 64 (6.26%) SOA
10 61 (5.97%) Analytics
11 56 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
12 54 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
13 52 (5.09%) Migration
13 52 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (4.79%) Web Development
14 49 (4.79%) Continuous Improvement
14 49 (4.79%) PRINCE2
15 48 (4.70%) Problem Management
16 46 (4.50%) CRM
16 46 (4.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 339 (33.17%) SQL
2 197 (19.28%) C#
3 114 (11.15%) JavaScript
4 64 (6.26%) T-SQL
5 55 (5.38%) PL/SQL
5 55 (5.38%) Java
6 54 (5.28%) PowerShell
7 37 (3.62%) Objective-C
8 25 (2.45%) C
9 24 (2.35%) PHP
10 22 (2.15%) VB.NET
11 18 (1.76%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.57%) VBA
13 15 (1.47%) Perl
13 15 (1.47%) VB
14 10 (0.98%) C++
15 8 (0.78%) VBScript
16 6 (0.59%) Python
17 5 (0.49%) Ruby
18 4 (0.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 129 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (12.04%) Degree
3 65 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (5.19%) MCSA
4 53 (5.19%) CCNA
5 50 (4.89%) MCSE
6 48 (4.70%) MCP
7 46 (4.50%) MCITP
8 40 (3.91%) Security Cleared
9 35 (3.42%) SC Cleared
10 25 (2.45%) ISEB
11 23 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (2.25%) MCTS
12 17 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (1.66%) CCNP
13 10 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.78%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.68%) PMP
15 7 (0.68%) ISTQB
15 7 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.11%) QA
2 39 (3.82%) SLA
3 11 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.59%) ISO 8583
6 5 (0.49%) ISO 9002
6 5 (0.49%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.39%) RosettaNet
7 4 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.39%) GMP
8 1 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 338 (33.07%) Active Directory
2 161 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (7.93%) Hyper-V
4 61 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
5 59 (5.77%) vSphere
6 55 (5.38%) VMware ESX
7 50 (4.89%) XenApp
8 49 (4.79%) XenDesktop
9 44 (4.31%) Terminal Services
10 31 (3.03%) vCloud
11 18 (1.76%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (1.17%) NFS
13 10 (0.98%) Xen
13 10 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.78%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.39%) Firmware
16 3 (0.29%) MetaFrame
16 3 (0.29%) NLBS
16 3 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 51 (4.99%) SCCM
2 40 (3.91%) SCOM
3 31 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 29 (2.84%) Backup Exec
5 23 (2.25%) NetBackup
6 22 (2.15%) WSUS
7 12 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.78%) vMotion
8 8 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
9 7 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 6 (0.59%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.39%) Puppet
12 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.20%) Cacti
13 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
13 2 (0.20%) Legato
13 2 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
14 1 (0.098%) Nmap
14 1 (0.098%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 262 (25.64%) VMware
2 184 (18.00%) Cisco
3 135 (13.21%) Citrix
4 126 (12.33%) Oracle
5 95 (9.30%) HP
6 66 (6.46%) IBM
7 42 (4.11%) Symantec
8 36 (3.52%) CheckPoint
8 36 (3.52%) SAP
9 34 (3.33%) Sophos
10 28 (2.74%) Veritas
10 28 (2.74%) Tableau
11 25 (2.45%) Dell
12 18 (1.76%) Apple
13 17 (1.66%) NetApp
14 16 (1.57%) BMC
14 16 (1.57%) Red Hat
15 14 (1.37%) Fortinet
16 13 (1.27%) McAfee
17 12 (1.17%) Tripwire
Watford, Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Noir Consulting
Salary: Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
The Smart List
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: 5 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 50k + 10% bonus, 3% pension and more
Posted: 5 days ago