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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 472 417 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.71% 20.26% 15.94%
As % of the Vendors category 37.55% 37.64% 31.16%
Number of salaries quoted 389 347 371
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,150 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £54,900
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
1257 1108 1460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 52.48% 53.84% 51.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1023 840 1133
Average salary £45,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +17 192 £41,500 -2.35% 11
Hemel Hempstead -10 41 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Stevenage -3 28 £32,500 +4.83%
Rickmansworth +5 26 £35,000 -20.45% 2
St Albans -12 26 £47,500 +26.66% 8
Letchworth +14 17 £35,000 -2.77% 2
Welwyn Garden City +8 16 £31,500 -25.88% 1
Potters Bar -4 12 £32,500 -7.14%
Hertford -4 5 £50,000 +4.71% 2
Borehamwood +7 3 £38,500 +43.92% 1
Bishop's Stortford -1 3 £45,000 - 1
Berkhamsted - 1 £25,000 - 1
Hoddesdon - 1 £22,500 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 437 (45.43%) Windows
2 436 (45.32%) MS Excel
3 296 (30.77%) SQL
4 290 (30.15%) MS Office
5 253 (26.30%) SQL Server
6 214 (22.25%) VMware
7 210 (21.83%) .NET
8 205 (21.31%) Active Directory
9 188 (19.54%) Finance
10 185 (19.23%) C#
11 167 (17.36%) MS Exchange
12 160 (16.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 157 (16.32%) VMware Infrastructure
14 151 (15.70%) ASP.NET
15 129 (13.41%) Hyper-V
16 126 (13.10%) Citrix
17 118 (12.27%) Degree
18 117 (12.16%) SharePoint
19 115 (11.95%) ITIL
19 115 (11.95%) Microsoft Certification
20 105 (10.91%) JavaScript
21 104 (10.81%) LAN
21 104 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
21 104 (10.81%) Retail
22 102 (10.60%) Cisco
22 102 (10.60%) Linux
23 93 (9.67%) T-SQL
24 92 (9.56%) HTML
25 90 (9.36%) E-Commerce
26 85 (8.84%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 167 (17.36%) MS Exchange
2 117 (12.16%) SharePoint
3 80 (8.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 77 (8.00%) Lync
5 60 (6.24%) IIS
6 59 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 56 (5.82%) CMS
8 45 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 39 (4.05%) Tomcat
10 37 (3.85%) WebSphere
11 32 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
11 32 (3.33%) MQSeries
11 32 (3.33%) IBM HTTP Server
11 32 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 32 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
12 16 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (1.14%) Apache
14 8 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 436 (45.32%) MS Excel
2 290 (30.15%) MS Office
3 22 (2.29%) MS Project
3 22 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (2.18%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.83%) FrameMaker
6 7 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.52%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.42%) RoboHelp
8 4 (0.42%) CorelDRAW
8 4 (0.42%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.21%) InDesign
9 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.10%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.10%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.10%) Mingle
10 1 (0.10%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.10%) DOC1
10 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 29 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.21%) SalesLogix
4 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.10%) Magento
5 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.10%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 55 (5.72%) Office 365
2 30 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.60%) PaaS
4 15 (1.56%) IaaS
5 12 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.31%) SaaS
8 3 (0.31%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 104 (10.81%) LAN
2 85 (8.84%) TCP/IP
3 79 (8.21%) WAN
3 79 (8.21%) Firewall
4 68 (7.07%) DNS
5 64 (6.65%) SAN
6 40 (4.16%) HTTP
7 39 (4.05%) FTP
8 34 (3.53%) DHCP
9 32 (3.33%) Internet
10 24 (2.49%) VPN
11 23 (2.39%) VoIP
12 18 (1.87%) Intranet
12 18 (1.87%) iSCSI
12 18 (1.87%) NAS
13 16 (1.66%) MPLS
14 15 (1.56%) NetScaler
15 14 (1.46%) Unified Communications
16 13 (1.35%) PBX
17 10 (1.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (26.30%) SQL Server
2 67 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 56 (5.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (5.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (3.64%) DB2
6 29 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (2.70%) Relational Database
8 20 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (1.46%) MySQL
10 14 (1.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 11 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (1.14%) MS Access
12 10 (1.04%) EDRMS
12 10 (1.04%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.52%) DTS
14 5 (0.52%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.52%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 41 (4.26%) Visual Studio
2 27 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.35%) NUnit
4 12 (1.25%) Subversion
5 9 (0.94%) JIRA
5 9 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (0.83%) Rhino Mocks
7 7 (0.73%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.73%) CruiseControl
8 6 (0.62%) Toad
9 5 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.42%) Ant
11 3 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (0.31%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.31%) TortoiseSVN
12 2 (0.21%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.21%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Blend
13 1 (0.10%) Maven
General
1 188 (19.54%) Finance
2 104 (10.81%) Retail
3 67 (6.96%) Manufacturing
4 53 (5.51%) Marketing
5 42 (4.37%) Pharmaceutical
6 28 (2.91%) Legal
7 23 (2.39%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.87%) Advertising
9 15 (1.56%) Back Office
10 7 (0.73%) Law
10 7 (0.73%) Banking
11 5 (0.52%) Electronics
11 5 (0.52%) Games
12 4 (0.42%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.31%) Billing
14 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 207 (21.52%) Developer
2 206 (21.41%) Analyst
3 92 (9.56%) Support Engineer
4 87 (9.04%) Consultant
5 86 (8.94%) Support Analyst
6 85 (8.84%) Architect
7 82 (8.52%) .NET Developer
8 66 (6.86%) Technical Support
9 49 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 45 (4.68%) Senior Developer
10 45 (4.68%) C# Developer
11 40 (4.16%) Technical Consultant
12 39 (4.05%) Junior
13 37 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
14 36 (3.74%) IT Support
15 34 (3.53%) Technical Engineer
15 34 (3.53%) Operations Analyst
16 33 (3.43%) Administrator
17 32 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
18 31 (3.22%) Operations Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (21.83%) .NET
2 151 (15.70%) ASP.NET
3 92 (9.56%) HTML
4 80 (8.32%) CSS
5 68 (7.07%) .NET Framework
6 64 (6.65%) Web Services
7 56 (5.82%) Middleware
7 56 (5.82%) XML
8 51 (5.30%) jQuery
9 39 (4.05%) J2EE
10 37 (3.85%) WCF
11 34 (3.53%) XHTML
11 34 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 33 (3.43%) JDBC
13 29 (3.01%) HTML5
14 26 (2.70%) SOAP
14 26 (2.70%) Ajax
15 25 (2.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 18 (1.87%) WPF
17 17 (1.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 31 (3.22%) Clustering
3 25 (2.60%) Mathematics
4 20 (2.08%) Visualisation
5 19 (1.98%) PKI
6 16 (1.66%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.56%) Replication
8 11 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.04%) Taxonomies
10 9 (0.94%) Tandem
10 9 (0.94%) Blackberry
11 8 (0.83%) Data Integration
12 6 (0.62%) iPad
13 5 (0.52%) Biotechnology
13 5 (0.52%) IVR
13 5 (0.52%) Handset
14 4 (0.42%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.42%) EqualLogic
15 3 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
15 3 (0.31%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 437 (45.43%) Windows
2 160 (16.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 104 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 102 (10.60%) Linux
5 84 (8.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (6.76%) Windows XP
7 53 (5.51%) UNIX
8 46 (4.78%) Solaris
9 41 (4.26%) Windows 7
10 35 (3.64%) AIX
11 28 (2.91%) Windows Vista
12 24 (2.49%) Windows 8
13 12 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.73%) Android
15 5 (0.52%) VMS
16 4 (0.42%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.31%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.31%) HPUX
18 2 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (11.95%) ITIL
2 90 (9.36%) E-Commerce
3 80 (8.32%) MVC
4 71 (7.38%) Project Management
5 68 (7.07%) CRM
6 58 (6.03%) Change Management
7 48 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 47 (4.89%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (4.68%) PRINCE2
9 45 (4.68%) Time Management
10 44 (4.57%) Scrum
11 42 (4.37%) TDD
12 41 (4.26%) Migration
13 35 (3.64%) SOA
14 32 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
14 32 (3.33%) Software Engineering
15 31 (3.22%) Project Planning
16 30 (3.12%) Business Intelligence
17 25 (2.60%) Information Security
18 24 (2.49%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 296 (30.77%) SQL
2 185 (19.23%) C#
3 105 (10.91%) JavaScript
4 93 (9.67%) T-SQL
5 64 (6.65%) VB
6 55 (5.72%) Java
7 47 (4.89%) VB.NET
8 35 (3.64%) VBA
9 28 (2.91%) Perl
10 24 (2.49%) Bash Shell
11 21 (2.18%) C
12 20 (2.08%) VB6
13 15 (1.56%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.46%) VBScript
14 14 (1.46%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.62%) C++
15 6 (0.62%) PHP
15 6 (0.62%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.62%) AWK
15 6 (0.62%) Korn
Qualifications
1 118 (12.27%) Degree
2 115 (11.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 74 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (6.44%) MCSE
5 59 (6.13%) CCNA
6 53 (5.51%) Security Cleared
7 49 (5.09%) MCITP
8 31 (3.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 30 (3.12%) MCP
10 26 (2.70%) CCNP
11 25 (2.60%) MCTS
11 25 (2.60%) MCSA
12 22 (2.29%) SC Cleared
13 13 (1.35%) NCDA
14 12 (1.25%) NCIE
14 12 (1.25%) VCAP
15 11 (1.14%) ISEB
16 10 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 8 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
18 7 (0.73%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.39%) SLA
2 19 (1.98%) QA
3 6 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 205 (21.31%) Active Directory
2 157 (16.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (13.41%) Hyper-V
4 39 (4.05%) vSphere
5 30 (3.12%) VMware ESX
5 30 (3.12%) XenApp
6 20 (2.08%) XenDesktop
7 19 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (1.56%) Terminal Services
9 12 (1.25%) ISA Server
9 12 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.25%) XenServer
10 5 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.42%) KVM
12 3 (0.31%) vCloud
13 2 (0.21%) pfSense
14 1 (0.10%) Squid
14 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.10%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 45 (4.68%) SCCM
2 17 (1.77%) SCOM
3 15 (1.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 9 (0.94%) Tivoli
5 8 (0.83%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.73%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.42%) Nagios
8 3 (0.31%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.31%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.31%) Puppet
9 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.10%) MIIS
10 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 214 (22.25%) VMware
2 126 (13.10%) Citrix
3 102 (10.60%) Cisco
4 71 (7.38%) Oracle
5 64 (6.65%) HP
6 56 (5.82%) IBM
7 35 (3.64%) NetApp
8 29 (3.01%) CheckPoint
9 27 (2.81%) Symantec
10 25 (2.60%) EMC
10 25 (2.60%) Red Hat
11 24 (2.49%) Adobe
12 22 (2.29%) Apple
13 17 (1.77%) Dell
14 16 (1.66%) ProCurve
15 14 (1.46%) Novell
15 14 (1.46%) Google
16 13 (1.35%) Open Text
17 12 (1.25%) SAP
18 11 (1.14%) WatchGuard
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