The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Rickmansworth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 14 6 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rickmansworth 18.67% 10.91% 20.71%
As % of the Vendors category 29.79% 26.09% 36.08%
Number of salaries quoted 14 4 34
Average salary £33,000 £25,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.00% -36.70%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Rickmansworth region.

Vendors Category
Rickmansworth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
47 23 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rickmansworth 62.67% 41.82% 57.40%
Number of salaries quoted 44 20 82
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £23,500 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £64,300 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Rickmansworth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Rickmansworth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Rickmansworth

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Rickmansworth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Rickmansworth region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Rickmansworth

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Rickmansworth

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Rickmansworth region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Rickmansworth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Rickmansworth

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Rickmansworth 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 30 (83.33%) Finance
2 26 (72.22%) MS Office
3 25 (69.44%) SQL
4 24 (66.67%) MS Excel
5 18 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (38.89%) Windows
7 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (33.33%) QA
8 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
9 10 (27.78%) Computer Science
9 10 (27.78%) MS PowerPoint
10 9 (25.00%) Web Development
10 9 (25.00%) TDD
10 9 (25.00%) Pair Programming
10 9 (25.00%) Ajax
10 9 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (25.00%) User Stories
10 9 (25.00%) Test Planning
10 9 (25.00%) IIS
10 9 (25.00%) XML
10 9 (25.00%) XSL
10 9 (25.00%) .NET
10 9 (25.00%) C#
10 9 (25.00%) C++
10 9 (25.00%) HTML
10 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 9 (25.00%) MS Visio
10 9 (25.00%) Scrum

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Rickmansworth by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Rickmansworth 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 9 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (72.22%) MS Office
2 24 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 10 (27.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) FTP
1 3 (8.33%) SSH
1 3 (8.33%) PuTTY
1 3 (8.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
1 9 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (16.67%) JIRA
3 3 (8.33%) Selenium
3 3 (8.33%) Toad
3 3 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 30 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Marketing
3 3 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Senior Software Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Senior Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Support Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Technical Specialist
4 5 (13.89%) Product Specialist
5 4 (11.11%) Systems Accountant
5 4 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Capacity Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Service Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Environment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) HTML
1 9 (25.00%) .NET
1 9 (25.00%) XML
1 9 (25.00%) XSL
1 9 (25.00%) Ajax
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) UNIX
3 4 (11.11%) Solaris
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) TDD
3 9 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 9 (25.00%) Web Development
3 9 (25.00%) Scrum
3 9 (25.00%) User Stories
3 9 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 7 (19.44%) OO
5 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Operations Management
5 4 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 3 (8.33%) System Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Time Management
6 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) C#
2 9 (25.00%) C++
2 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (19.44%) Shell Script
4 4 (11.11%) AWK
4 4 (11.11%) Korn
4 4 (11.11%) VBA
4 4 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (8.33%) ISEB
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (5.56%) MCTS
3 2 (5.56%) MCITP
3 2 (5.56%) MCP
3 2 (5.56%) MCSE
3 2 (5.56%) MCSA
3 2 (5.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco
2 2 (5.56%) VMware