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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 429 340 606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.15% 17.15% 19.48%
As % of the Vendors category 32.92% 36.40% 39.66%
Number of salaries quoted 345 288 497
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1303 934 1528
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 55.12% 47.10% 49.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1040 747 1207
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +13 143 £45,000 - 13
Hemel Hempstead -7 42 £45,000 +28.57% 7
St Albans -23 26 £52,000 +38.66% 2
Welwyn Garden City 0 23 £31,500 -10.00% 5
Stevenage -7 22 £28,500 -18.57% 1
Rickmansworth +9 15 £42,500 +1.19%
Potters Bar 0 14 £32,500 -7.14%
Hertford +7 13 £40,000 -13.51% 1
Letchworth +4 13 £42,500 +33.85% 1
Borehamwood +1 7 £30,170 +34.08% 3
Hitchin -11 7 - - 1
Hoddesdon - 3 £22,500 -
Bishop's Stortford 0 2 £39,250 -12.77%
Baldock - 1 £27,500 -
Kings Langley - 1 £27,500 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 449 (46.00%) MS Excel
2 434 (44.47%) Windows
3 287 (29.41%) SQL
4 283 (29.00%) MS Office
5 269 (27.56%) SQL Server
6 226 (23.16%) .NET
7 217 (22.23%) Active Directory
8 204 (20.90%) VMware
9 199 (20.39%) C#
10 172 (17.62%) Finance
11 154 (15.78%) ASP.NET
12 153 (15.68%) MS Exchange
13 148 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 145 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
15 130 (13.32%) SharePoint
16 128 (13.11%) JavaScript
17 122 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
18 121 (12.40%) Degree
19 110 (11.27%) ITIL
20 109 (11.17%) HTML
20 109 (11.17%) Hyper-V
21 105 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
22 102 (10.45%) Linux
23 101 (10.35%) CSS
23 101 (10.35%) Retail
24 100 (10.25%) T-SQL
24 100 (10.25%) Oracle
25 99 (10.14%) Cisco
26 98 (10.04%) Citrix
27 97 (9.94%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 153 (15.68%) MS Exchange
2 130 (13.32%) SharePoint
3 74 (7.58%) Lync
4 64 (6.56%) IIS
5 61 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 49 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 48 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 42 (4.30%) CMS
9 40 (4.10%) WebSphere
10 32 (3.28%) Tomcat
11 27 (2.77%) IBM HTTP Server
11 27 (2.77%) MQSeries
11 27 (2.77%) WebSphere Application Server
12 21 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
12 21 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
12 21 (2.15%) SharePoint Server
13 13 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (1.33%) JBoss
14 11 (1.13%) EPiServer CMS
14 11 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 449 (46.00%) MS Excel
2 283 (29.00%) MS Office
3 23 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (2.36%) MS Project
4 21 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.82%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.82%) FrameMaker
6 7 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.51%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.41%) RoboHelp
8 4 (0.41%) CorelDRAW
9 2 (0.20%) InDesign
9 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.10%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.10%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 40 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.13%) Agresso
3 7 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.41%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.31%) SalesLogix
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 52 (5.33%) Office 365
2 45 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.56%) PaaS
4 21 (2.15%) IaaS
5 12 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.72%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.61%) SaaS
9 5 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 95 (9.73%) LAN
2 80 (8.20%) WAN
2 80 (8.20%) DNS
3 75 (7.68%) TCP/IP
4 65 (6.66%) Firewall
5 58 (5.94%) SAN
6 42 (4.30%) DHCP
7 39 (4.00%) FTP
8 36 (3.69%) Internet
9 35 (3.59%) HTTP
10 27 (2.77%) VoIP
11 20 (2.05%) Intranet
12 19 (1.95%) VPN
13 18 (1.84%) MPLS
14 15 (1.54%) Wireless
15 12 (1.23%) Unified Communications
16 11 (1.13%) PuTTY
16 11 (1.13%) WinSCP
16 11 (1.13%) iSCSI
16 11 (1.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (27.56%) SQL Server
2 97 (9.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (5.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (5.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (3.48%) Relational Database
5 33 (3.38%) DB2
6 27 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (2.46%) Oracle Database
8 23 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
11 14 (1.43%) EDRMS
11 14 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 13 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.92%) MySQL
15 8 (0.82%) MS Access
15 8 (0.82%) DTS
Development Applications
1 57 (5.84%) Visual Studio
2 34 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (2.66%) NUnit
4 19 (1.95%) Subversion
5 14 (1.43%) TeamCity
6 12 (1.23%) Selenium
7 11 (1.13%) JIRA
7 11 (1.13%) Toad
8 10 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 10 (1.02%) Git (software)
9 9 (0.92%) CruiseControl
10 8 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.82%) Rhino Mocks
11 7 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
11 7 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.41%) Ant
12 4 (0.41%) Jenkins
12 4 (0.41%) Hudson
13 2 (0.20%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.20%) PowerBuilder
General
1 172 (17.62%) Finance
2 101 (10.35%) Retail
3 66 (6.76%) Manufacturing
4 47 (4.82%) Marketing
5 38 (3.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 28 (2.87%) Legal
7 25 (2.56%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.84%) Back Office
9 16 (1.64%) Advertising
9 16 (1.64%) Law
10 7 (0.72%) Banking
11 5 (0.51%) Electronics
12 4 (0.41%) Publishing
12 4 (0.41%) Billing
13 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.20%) Games
13 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.20%) Local Government
14 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 213 (21.82%) Developer
2 212 (21.72%) Analyst
3 95 (9.73%) Support Engineer
4 91 (9.32%) .NET Developer
5 90 (9.22%) Architect
6 80 (8.20%) Support Analyst
7 76 (7.79%) Consultant
8 64 (6.56%) C# Developer
9 60 (6.15%) Technical Support
10 56 (5.74%) Senior Developer
11 48 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
12 47 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 45 (4.61%) IT Support
14 39 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
15 38 (3.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 36 (3.69%) ASP.NET Developer
16 36 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
17 34 (3.48%) Business Analyst
18 33 (3.38%) Technical Consultant
18 33 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (23.16%) .NET
2 154 (15.78%) ASP.NET
3 109 (11.17%) HTML
4 101 (10.35%) CSS
5 69 (7.07%) Middleware
6 66 (6.76%) XML
7 63 (6.45%) Web Services
8 62 (6.35%) .NET Framework
9 61 (6.25%) jQuery
10 44 (4.51%) WCF
11 43 (4.41%) J2EE
12 40 (4.10%) ASP.NET MVC
13 38 (3.89%) HTML5
14 36 (3.69%) Ajax
15 29 (2.97%) JDBC
16 27 (2.77%) SOAP
17 25 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
18 24 (2.46%) XSLT
18 24 (2.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 22 (2.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 105 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.07%) Mathematics
3 28 (2.87%) Management Information System
4 27 (2.77%) Clustering
5 23 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 19 (1.95%) Visualisation
7 15 (1.54%) N-Tier
8 14 (1.43%) Taxonomies
8 14 (1.43%) PKI
8 14 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.02%) Tandem
9 10 (1.02%) Data Integration
10 9 (0.92%) Replication
10 9 (0.92%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.61%) Handset
11 6 (0.61%) User Experience
11 6 (0.61%) iPad
11 6 (0.61%) EqualLogic
12 5 (0.51%) CMDB
13 4 (0.41%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 434 (44.47%) Windows
2 148 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 102 (10.45%) Linux
4 91 (9.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 83 (8.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (6.15%) UNIX
7 56 (5.74%) Windows XP
8 52 (5.33%) Windows 7
9 46 (4.71%) Solaris
10 32 (3.28%) AIX
11 28 (2.87%) Windows Vista
11 28 (2.87%) Windows 8
12 13 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.61%) VMS
14 5 (0.51%) Android
15 4 (0.41%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.31%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.31%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (11.27%) ITIL
2 96 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (9.73%) E-Commerce
4 92 (9.43%) MVC
5 88 (9.02%) CRM
6 84 (8.61%) Project Management
7 65 (6.66%) Change Management
8 62 (6.35%) Mentoring
9 58 (5.94%) SOA
10 49 (5.02%) TDD
11 48 (4.92%) Scrum
12 46 (4.71%) Software Engineering
12 46 (4.71%) Migration
13 44 (4.51%) PRINCE2
14 40 (4.10%) Time Management
15 35 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
16 33 (3.38%) Disaster Recovery
17 32 (3.28%) UML
17 32 (3.28%) Business Analysis
18 26 (2.66%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 287 (29.41%) SQL
2 199 (20.39%) C#
3 128 (13.11%) JavaScript
4 100 (10.25%) T-SQL
5 64 (6.56%) VB
6 63 (6.45%) Java
7 53 (5.43%) VB.NET
8 32 (3.28%) VBA
9 31 (3.18%) Perl
10 27 (2.77%) C
11 26 (2.66%) VB6
12 24 (2.46%) Shell Script
13 21 (2.15%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.33%) PowerShell
14 13 (1.33%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.02%) COBOL
15 10 (1.02%) VBScript
15 10 (1.02%) AWK
15 10 (1.02%) Korn
16 7 (0.72%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 122 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 121 (12.40%) Degree
3 67 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (6.66%) MCSE
5 53 (5.43%) Security Cleared
6 50 (5.12%) MCITP
6 50 (5.12%) CCNA
7 37 (3.79%) MCTS
8 36 (3.69%) SC Cleared
9 31 (3.18%) MCSA
10 25 (2.56%) CCNP
11 21 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (2.05%) MCP
13 15 (1.54%) ISEB
14 12 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 8 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.72%) PMI Certification
16 7 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 6 (0.61%) VCP5
17 6 (0.61%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.87%) SLA
2 26 (2.66%) QA
3 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.31%) WCAG
5 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 217 (22.23%) Active Directory
2 145 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (11.17%) Hyper-V
4 37 (3.79%) vSphere
5 32 (3.28%) VMware ESX
6 30 (3.07%) XenApp
7 16 (1.64%) Terminal Services
7 16 (1.64%) XenDesktop
8 15 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (1.33%) XenServer
10 10 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.51%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.31%) vCloud
14 2 (0.20%) RACF
14 2 (0.20%) pfSense
14 2 (0.20%) ACF2
15 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 1 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.10%) KVM
Systems Management
1 42 (4.30%) SCCM
2 18 (1.84%) Tivoli
3 13 (1.33%) SCOM
4 10 (1.02%) Backup Exec
5 9 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 7 (0.72%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.61%) Puppet
9 5 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.51%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 3 (0.31%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 2 (0.20%) OpenView
12 2 (0.20%) Nagios
12 2 (0.20%) MIIS
Vendors
1 204 (20.90%) VMware
2 100 (10.25%) Oracle
3 99 (10.14%) Cisco
4 98 (10.04%) Citrix
5 65 (6.66%) HP
6 63 (6.45%) IBM
7 28 (2.87%) EMC
8 25 (2.56%) CheckPoint
9 22 (2.25%) NetApp
10 20 (2.05%) Symantec
11 19 (1.95%) Red Hat
12 18 (1.84%) Adobe
13 16 (1.64%) ProCurve
14 15 (1.54%) SAP
15 14 (1.43%) Open Text
16 12 (1.23%) Dell
17 11 (1.13%) EPiServer
17 11 (1.13%) Sitecore
17 11 (1.13%) Novell
18 10 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
Watford, Hertfordshire
Acuro (MaxAd Ltd)
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hertfordshire
ComputAppoint
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Posted: 21 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £38000 per annum + Execllent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: £25,000 per annum + £5,500 Car Allowance and 10% Bonus of Basic Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Salary: Market Rates + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: including Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £27000 per annum + Depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
LV=
Salary: Competitve
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago