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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 443 457 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.34% 19.62% 20.28%
As % of the Vendors category 37.23% 37.96% 38.85%
Number of salaries quoted 365 376 340
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,750 £59,750
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
1190 1204 1045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 49.25% 51.70% 52.20%
Number of salaries quoted 999 982 793
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,500 £70,000
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -2 158 £45,000 +8.43% 7
Hemel Hempstead +11 72 £35,000 -30.00% 6
St Albans 0 38 £60,000 +23.07% 5
Rickmansworth -25 12 £43,500 +24.28% 1
Borehamwood -13 11 £25,250 -20.47% 2
Welwyn Garden City -8 10 £61,250 +94.44% 1
Stevenage -9 9 £37,500 +15.38% 6
Broxbourne - 8 £47,500 - 2
Letchworth -7 5 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Hertford +8 3 £70,000 +40.00% 2
Hoddesdon -2 3 £19,500 -13.33% 1
Berkhamsted +5 2 £47,500 +90.00% 1
Potters Bar +2 2 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Cheshunt - 2 £42,500 -
Bishop's Stortford +5 1 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Waltham Cross - 1 £42,500 - 1
Ware - 1 £21,000 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 446 (47.55%) MS Excel
2 411 (43.82%) Windows
3 328 (34.97%) SQL
4 296 (31.56%) Active Directory
5 271 (28.89%) SQL Server
6 260 (27.72%) .NET
7 228 (24.31%) VMware
8 205 (21.86%) MS Office
8 205 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
9 197 (21.00%) C#
10 173 (18.44%) ASP.NET
11 171 (18.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 170 (18.12%) MS Exchange
13 168 (17.91%) Cisco
14 166 (17.70%) ITIL
15 161 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
16 149 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
17 142 (15.14%) MVC
18 135 (14.39%) SharePoint
19 131 (13.97%) HTML
20 129 (13.75%) Firewall
21 127 (13.54%) Oracle
22 125 (13.33%) DNS
23 119 (12.69%) Citrix
24 114 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
25 113 (12.05%) Finance
26 111 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
27 110 (11.73%) Scrum
28 109 (11.62%) JavaScript
28 109 (11.62%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 170 (18.12%) MS Exchange
2 135 (14.39%) SharePoint
3 79 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 77 (8.21%) IIS
5 52 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 48 (5.12%) Lync
7 39 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 32 (3.41%) WebSphere
8 32 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 23 (2.45%) WebSphere Application Server
10 20 (2.13%) Apache
10 20 (2.13%) Tomcat
11 18 (1.92%) Apache ServiceMix
12 16 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 12 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
14 12 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (1.07%) OpenStack
15 10 (1.07%) Node.js
16 9 (0.96%) CMS
Applications
1 446 (47.55%) MS Excel
2 205 (21.86%) MS Office
3 29 (3.09%) MS Project
4 26 (2.77%) MS Visio
5 23 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.75%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.53%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.32%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.21%) InDesign
9 2 (0.21%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 24 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
3 9 (0.96%) Magento
4 8 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.53%) Unica
6 5 (0.53%) Maximo
7 4 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.43%) SAP SRM
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.11%) CA PPM
10 1 (0.11%) Primavera
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 92 (9.81%) Office 365
2 66 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (2.24%) PaaS
6 16 (1.71%) IaaS
7 7 (0.75%) SaaS
8 5 (0.53%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.43%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.21%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.11%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 129 (13.75%) Firewall
2 125 (13.33%) DNS
3 100 (10.66%) DHCP
4 96 (10.23%) WAN
5 88 (9.38%) LAN
6 84 (8.96%) TCP/IP
7 59 (6.29%) SAN
8 49 (5.22%) VPN
9 35 (3.73%) VLAN
10 32 (3.41%) NAS
11 28 (2.99%) Internet
12 26 (2.77%) FTP
12 26 (2.77%) iSCSI
13 24 (2.56%) VoIP
14 23 (2.45%) IP Telephony
15 21 (2.24%) Network Security
15 21 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (1.71%) HTTP
17 15 (1.60%) MPLS
17 15 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 87 (9.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (5.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (3.84%) Relational Database
6 34 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (3.52%) NoSQL
8 31 (3.30%) MySQL
9 29 (3.09%) QlikView
10 28 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 21 (2.24%) SQL Server 2000
12 20 (2.13%) DB2
13 18 (1.92%) MongoDB
14 17 (1.81%) Oracle Database
15 14 (1.49%) CouchDB
15 14 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
16 12 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
18 7 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
19 6 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 63 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 53 (5.65%) NUnit
3 50 (5.33%) Selenium
4 40 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 39 (4.16%) TeamCity
6 23 (2.45%) Subversion
7 18 (1.92%) HP UFT
8 17 (1.81%) Rhino Mocks
8 17 (1.81%) Moq
9 12 (1.28%) MSTest
10 10 (1.07%) Git (software)
10 10 (1.07%) JIRA
11 9 (0.96%) Cucumber
12 8 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.53%) LoadRunner
14 3 (0.32%) Jenkins
15 2 (0.21%) Toad
15 2 (0.21%) MSI
16 1 (0.11%) NetBeans
16 1 (0.11%) Rational Rose
General
1 113 (12.05%) Finance
2 82 (8.74%) Retail
3 32 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.77%) Manufacturing
4 26 (2.77%) Advertising
5 24 (2.56%) Marketing
6 10 (1.07%) Billing
7 9 (0.96%) Games
7 9 (0.96%) Electronics
8 8 (0.85%) Banking
9 6 (0.64%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.64%) Legal
10 5 (0.53%) French Language
10 5 (0.53%) German Language
10 5 (0.53%) Polish Language
10 5 (0.53%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.43%) Front Office
11 4 (0.43%) Local Government
12 3 (0.32%) Publishing
12 3 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 216 (23.03%) Developer
2 210 (22.39%) Analyst
3 141 (15.03%) .NET Developer
4 91 (9.70%) Support Analyst
5 89 (9.49%) C# Developer
6 84 (8.96%) C# .NET Developer
7 69 (7.36%) Senior Developer
8 65 (6.93%) Support Engineer
9 60 (6.40%) Senior .NET Developer
10 58 (6.18%) Consultant
11 57 (6.08%) ASP.NET Developer
12 55 (5.86%) Architect
13 51 (5.44%) Senior C# Developer
14 46 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 45 (4.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 35 (3.73%) Administrator
17 34 (3.62%) Project Manager
18 31 (3.30%) IT Support
19 28 (2.99%) Microsoft Developer
20 27 (2.88%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (27.72%) .NET
2 173 (18.44%) ASP.NET
3 131 (13.97%) HTML
4 109 (11.62%) ASP.NET MVC
5 98 (10.45%) CSS
6 94 (10.02%) jQuery
7 77 (8.21%) XML
8 70 (7.46%) WCF
9 62 (6.61%) Web Services
10 53 (5.65%) Ajax
11 50 (5.33%) HTML5
12 47 (5.01%) CSS3
13 46 (4.90%) .NET Framework
13 46 (4.90%) XSLT
14 38 (4.05%) WebSockets
15 36 (3.84%) WinForms
16 34 (3.62%) ASP.NET Web API
16 34 (3.62%) Silverlight
17 22 (2.35%) JDBC
18 20 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 111 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (9.81%) Data Centre
3 51 (5.44%) Mathematics
4 45 (4.80%) Clustering
5 39 (4.16%) Replication
6 36 (3.84%) Management Information System
6 36 (3.84%) Computer Science
7 30 (3.20%) Blackberry
8 29 (3.09%) Visualisation
9 27 (2.88%) FMCG
10 25 (2.67%) Fat Client
10 25 (2.67%) Thin Client
10 25 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.92%) Handset
12 14 (1.49%) User Experience
13 13 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
13 13 (1.39%) Data Integration
14 11 (1.17%) Statistics
14 11 (1.17%) N-Tier
15 10 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 411 (43.82%) Windows
2 171 (18.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 161 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 104 (11.09%) Linux
5 88 (9.38%) Windows 7
6 75 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (4.58%) UNIX
8 40 (4.26%) Windows XP
9 26 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (2.35%) Android
11 20 (2.13%) Solaris
11 20 (2.13%) AIX
12 19 (2.03%) Apple iOS
13 18 (1.92%) Windows 2000
14 10 (1.07%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.75%) VMS
16 6 (0.64%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.53%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.32%) CentOS
19 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (17.70%) ITIL
3 142 (15.14%) MVC
4 110 (11.73%) Scrum
5 107 (11.41%) TDD
6 104 (11.09%) Project Management
7 81 (8.64%) Mentoring
8 61 (6.50%) Analytics
9 59 (6.29%) Change Management
10 58 (6.18%) SOA
11 54 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
11 54 (5.76%) Web Development
12 51 (5.44%) Migration
13 47 (5.01%) Disaster Recovery
13 47 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
14 46 (4.90%) PRINCE2
15 45 (4.80%) Problem Management
15 45 (4.80%) Open Source
16 41 (4.37%) Time Management
17 40 (4.26%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 328 (34.97%) SQL
2 197 (21.00%) C#
3 109 (11.62%) JavaScript
4 56 (5.97%) T-SQL
5 52 (5.54%) PL/SQL
6 47 (5.01%) Java
7 42 (4.48%) PowerShell
8 38 (4.05%) Objective-C
9 22 (2.35%) Bash Shell
10 20 (2.13%) VBA
10 20 (2.13%) C
10 20 (2.13%) Perl
10 20 (2.13%) PHP
11 19 (2.03%) VB.NET
12 15 (1.60%) VB
13 10 (1.07%) C++
14 9 (0.96%) VBScript
14 9 (0.96%) Ruby
15 6 (0.64%) XPath
15 6 (0.64%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 114 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (11.51%) Degree
3 64 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (5.76%) CCNA
5 45 (4.80%) MCP
6 39 (4.16%) MCSA
6 39 (4.16%) Security Cleared
7 32 (3.41%) MCSE
8 31 (3.30%) SC Cleared
8 31 (3.30%) MCITP
9 26 (2.77%) ISEB
10 24 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (2.03%) MCTS
12 16 (1.71%) CCNP
13 13 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (0.85%) ISTQB
15 7 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 7 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.62%) SLA
1 34 (3.62%) QA
2 9 (0.96%) PCI DSS
2 9 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.53%) ISO 9002
3 5 (0.53%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.43%) RosettaNet
5 3 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.32%) GMP
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 296 (31.56%) Active Directory
2 149 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 58 (6.18%) vSphere
5 52 (5.54%) VMware ESX
6 49 (5.22%) XenApp
7 48 (5.12%) VMware ESXi
8 44 (4.69%) XenDesktop
9 43 (4.58%) Terminal Services
10 30 (3.20%) vCloud
11 18 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.85%) NFS
13 8 (0.85%) VirtualBox
14 7 (0.75%) Xen
15 4 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.43%) Firmware
16 2 (0.21%) MetaFrame
16 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 34 (3.62%) SCCM
2 23 (2.45%) SCOM
2 23 (2.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 20 (2.13%) Backup Exec
4 18 (1.92%) NetBackup
5 17 (1.81%) WSUS
6 15 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (1.07%) BMC PATROL
7 10 (1.07%) vMotion
8 9 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.64%) Puppet
9 6 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (0.64%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.21%) Legato
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.21%) Cacti
11 2 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 228 (24.31%) VMware
2 168 (17.91%) Cisco
3 127 (13.54%) Oracle
4 119 (12.69%) Citrix
5 91 (9.70%) HP
6 66 (7.04%) IBM
7 36 (3.84%) SAP
8 34 (3.62%) Symantec
9 32 (3.41%) CheckPoint
10 28 (2.99%) Tableau
11 24 (2.56%) Dell
11 24 (2.56%) Sophos
12 23 (2.45%) Veritas
13 18 (1.92%) BMC
13 18 (1.92%) Apple
14 17 (1.81%) Red Hat
15 15 (1.60%) NetApp
15 15 (1.60%) Telerik
15 15 (1.60%) Fortinet
16 14 (1.49%) McAfee
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: Benefits!
Posted: 12 hours ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
HW Search & Selection
Posted: 12 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
SCC
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hertfordshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Acuro (MaxAd Ltd)
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Intapeople
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Michael Page Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Up to £40k basic + excellent benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package &
Posted: Yesterday
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55k + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-45k + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago