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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 544 449 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.84% 21.20% 15.42%
As % of the Vendors category 40.24% 39.91% 30.53%
Number of salaries quoted 446 365 343
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1352 1125 1343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 54.28% 53.12% 50.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1104 827 1042
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,500
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(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 +12 214 £41,500 -2.35% 15
Hemel Hempstead -2 57 £47,500 +46.15%
Stevenage 0 40 £33,500 +15.51% 2
St Albans -5 32 £40,310 +32.16% 1
Rickmansworth +7 24 £35,000 -20.45% 1
Letchworth +11 19 £35,000 -10.82%
Welwyn Garden City +12 17 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Potters Bar +3 15 £32,500 -7.14%
Bishop's Stortford -3 4 £45,000 +9.09% 1
Borehamwood +4 3 £38,500 +79.06%
Berkhamsted - 3 £29,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 433 (45.58%) Windows
2 420 (44.21%) MS Excel
3 298 (31.37%) SQL
4 289 (30.42%) MS Office
5 263 (27.68%) SQL Server
6 208 (21.89%) VMware
7 199 (20.95%) .NET
8 196 (20.63%) Finance
9 185 (19.47%) Active Directory
10 169 (17.79%) C#
11 166 (17.47%) MS Exchange
12 164 (17.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 151 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 151 (15.89%) ASP.NET
14 137 (14.42%) Citrix
15 135 (14.21%) Hyper-V
16 123 (12.95%) ITIL
17 112 (11.79%) SharePoint
17 112 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
18 111 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
19 110 (11.58%) Cisco
20 105 (11.05%) Linux
20 105 (11.05%) Degree
21 104 (10.95%) Retail
22 102 (10.74%) JavaScript
23 97 (10.21%) LAN
24 91 (9.58%) HTML
25 88 (9.26%) T-SQL
25 88 (9.26%) TCP/IP
26 85 (8.95%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 166 (17.47%) MS Exchange
2 112 (11.79%) SharePoint
3 85 (8.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 76 (8.00%) Lync
5 66 (6.95%) IIS
6 63 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 56 (5.89%) CMS
8 47 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 46 (4.84%) Tomcat
10 40 (4.21%) WebSphere
11 37 (3.89%) MQSeries
11 37 (3.89%) WebSphere Application Server
11 37 (3.89%) IBM HTTP Server
12 34 (3.58%) SharePoint 2010
13 31 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
14 15 (1.58%) Apache
15 14 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
16 11 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
17 8 (0.84%) SAS
17 8 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 420 (44.21%) MS Excel
2 289 (30.42%) MS Office
3 25 (2.63%) MS Project
4 20 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (1.89%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.74%) FrameMaker
7 5 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.42%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.42%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.32%) RoboHelp
9 3 (0.32%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.32%) CorelDRAW
10 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.11%) Mingle
11 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.11%) InDesign
11 1 (0.11%) DOC1
11 1 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 23 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.21%) SalesLogix
4 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) Temenos Globus
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.11%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 52 (5.47%) Office 365
2 21 (2.21%) PaaS
2 21 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.26%) IaaS
4 8 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.11%) SaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 97 (10.21%) LAN
2 88 (9.26%) TCP/IP
3 80 (8.42%) Firewall
4 71 (7.47%) WAN
5 67 (7.05%) SAN
6 65 (6.84%) DNS
7 45 (4.74%) HTTP
8 38 (4.00%) FTP
9 30 (3.16%) DHCP
10 29 (3.05%) Internet
11 26 (2.74%) VPN
12 23 (2.42%) iSCSI
13 22 (2.32%) VoIP
14 18 (1.89%) NAS
15 17 (1.79%) NetScaler
16 14 (1.47%) MPLS
17 13 (1.37%) Intranet
17 13 (1.37%) Unified Communications
18 11 (1.16%) PBX
19 10 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (27.68%) SQL Server
2 63 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (5.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (4.32%) DB2
6 36 (3.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 29 (3.05%) Relational Database
8 20 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (1.47%) MySQL
10 14 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 13 (1.37%) MS Access
12 10 (1.05%) Cognos Query Studio
12 10 (1.05%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 10 (1.05%) Cognos Report Studio
13 8 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (0.84%) EDRMS
14 7 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
15 6 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (3.79%) Visual Studio
2 29 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.26%) NUnit
3 12 (1.26%) Subversion
4 9 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (0.84%) Rhino Mocks
5 8 (0.84%) Ant
6 7 (0.74%) PhoneGap
6 7 (0.74%) CruiseControl
7 6 (0.63%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.63%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.53%) MSI
8 5 (0.53%) JIRA
8 5 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.42%) InstallShield
9 4 (0.42%) AdminStudio
9 4 (0.42%) Wise Package Studio
10 3 (0.32%) TortoiseSVN
10 3 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (0.32%) Selenium
General
1 196 (20.63%) Finance
2 104 (10.95%) Retail
3 62 (6.53%) Manufacturing
4 51 (5.37%) Marketing
5 40 (4.21%) Pharmaceutical
6 28 (2.95%) Legal
7 27 (2.84%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.58%) Advertising
9 13 (1.37%) Back Office
10 10 (1.05%) Banking
11 7 (0.74%) Electronics
12 6 (0.63%) Billing
13 4 (0.42%) Games
13 4 (0.42%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.32%) Law
15 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 219 (23.05%) Analyst
2 204 (21.47%) Developer
3 93 (9.79%) Support Engineer
4 92 (9.68%) Support Analyst
5 87 (9.16%) Consultant
6 82 (8.63%) .NET Developer
7 77 (8.11%) Architect
8 62 (6.53%) Technical Support
9 44 (4.63%) Technical Engineer
10 42 (4.42%) Technical Consultant
11 41 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support
11 41 (4.32%) C# Developer
11 41 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 39 (4.11%) Senior Developer
13 38 (4.00%) Junior
13 38 (4.00%) IT Support
14 37 (3.89%) Operations Analyst
15 36 (3.79%) Operations Support Analyst
16 32 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
17 31 (3.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (20.95%) .NET
2 151 (15.89%) ASP.NET
3 91 (9.58%) HTML
4 73 (7.68%) CSS
5 68 (7.16%) .NET Framework
6 62 (6.53%) Web Services
7 56 (5.89%) XML
8 53 (5.58%) Middleware
9 47 (4.95%) jQuery
10 44 (4.63%) J2EE
11 37 (3.89%) JDBC
11 37 (3.89%) XHTML
11 37 (3.89%) WCF
12 34 (3.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 30 (3.16%) HTML5
14 26 (2.74%) Ajax
15 25 (2.63%) SOAP
16 23 (2.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 18 (1.89%) WPF
18 16 (1.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (3.16%) Management Information System
1 30 (3.16%) Clustering
2 23 (2.42%) PKI
3 20 (2.11%) Visualisation
4 17 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 17 (1.79%) Replication
4 17 (1.79%) Mathematics
5 13 (1.37%) Blackberry
6 9 (0.95%) Computer Science
6 9 (0.95%) iPad
7 8 (0.84%) Taxonomies
7 8 (0.84%) Tandem
8 7 (0.74%) iPhone
9 6 (0.63%) Data Integration
10 5 (0.53%) Biotechnology
10 5 (0.53%) IVR
11 4 (0.42%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.42%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.32%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.32%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 433 (45.58%) Windows
2 164 (17.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 111 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 105 (11.05%) Linux
5 80 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 77 (8.11%) Windows XP
7 55 (5.79%) UNIX
8 49 (5.16%) Solaris
9 48 (5.05%) Windows 7
10 39 (4.11%) Windows Vista
11 37 (3.89%) AIX
12 30 (3.16%) Windows 8
13 10 (1.05%) Android
14 6 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.42%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.21%) SUSE
17 2 (0.21%) HPUX
18 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (12.95%) ITIL
2 83 (8.74%) E-Commerce
3 77 (8.11%) MVC
4 62 (6.53%) Project Management
5 60 (6.32%) CRM
6 51 (5.37%) Change Management
7 50 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 49 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (4.74%) Scrum
10 44 (4.63%) TDD
10 44 (4.63%) PRINCE2
11 41 (4.32%) Time Management
12 38 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (3.79%) Migration
14 31 (3.26%) Project Planning
15 30 (3.16%) Problem Management
16 29 (3.05%) Software Engineering
17 27 (2.84%) Workflow
17 27 (2.84%) Continuous Improvement
18 26 (2.74%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 298 (31.37%) SQL
2 169 (17.79%) C#
3 102 (10.74%) JavaScript
4 88 (9.26%) T-SQL
5 71 (7.47%) VB
6 62 (6.53%) Java
7 46 (4.84%) VB.NET
8 36 (3.79%) VBA
9 30 (3.16%) Perl
10 27 (2.84%) Bash Shell
11 21 (2.21%) VB6
12 19 (2.00%) VBScript
13 17 (1.79%) PowerShell
14 13 (1.37%) C
15 12 (1.26%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.63%) C++
16 6 (0.63%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.53%) Korn
17 5 (0.53%) PHP
17 5 (0.53%) AWK
Qualifications
1 112 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 105 (11.05%) Degree
3 74 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (6.32%) CCNA
5 54 (5.68%) MCSE
5 54 (5.68%) Security Cleared
6 48 (5.05%) MCITP
7 33 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 31 (3.26%) MCP
9 25 (2.63%) MCTS
10 24 (2.53%) CCNP
11 20 (2.11%) MCSA
12 19 (2.00%) SC Cleared
13 15 (1.58%) NCDA
14 14 (1.47%) NCIE
15 12 (1.26%) VCAP
16 11 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 11 (1.16%) ISEB
17 10 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
18 9 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.05%) SLA
2 22 (2.32%) QA
3 10 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 185 (19.47%) Active Directory
2 151 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (14.21%) Hyper-V
4 43 (4.53%) vSphere
5 32 (3.37%) XenApp
6 28 (2.95%) VMware ESX
7 26 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 22 (2.32%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.47%) Terminal Services
9 14 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (1.37%) XenServer
11 12 (1.26%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.42%) KVM
13 3 (0.32%) vCloud
14 2 (0.21%) pfSense
15 1 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.11%) Squid
15 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (5.47%) SCCM
2 22 (2.32%) SCOM
3 15 (1.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 10 (1.05%) Backup Exec
5 8 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.74%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.42%) Nagios
7 4 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.32%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.32%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 208 (21.89%) VMware
2 137 (14.42%) Citrix
3 110 (11.58%) Cisco
4 68 (7.16%) Oracle
4 68 (7.16%) HP
5 58 (6.11%) IBM
6 37 (3.89%) NetApp
7 31 (3.26%) Apple
8 27 (2.84%) CheckPoint
8 27 (2.84%) Symantec
9 24 (2.53%) Red Hat
10 23 (2.42%) EMC
11 22 (2.32%) Adobe
12 21 (2.21%) Google
13 17 (1.79%) Dell
14 16 (1.68%) ProCurve
15 14 (1.47%) Cognos
15 14 (1.47%) Novell
16 13 (1.37%) Fujitsu
17 12 (1.26%) WatchGuard
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