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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 21 2 12
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 13 24 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rickmansworth 8.13% 33.33% 14.74%
As % of the Vendors category 20.31% 46.15% 29.17%
Number of salaries quoted 13 20 14
Average salary £43,500 £35,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.28% -20.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,450 £40,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,200 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
64 52 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rickmansworth 40.00% 72.22% 50.53%
Number of salaries quoted 61 45 44
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,500 £83,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 4 August 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Rickmansworth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Rickmansworth

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 23 (76.67%) MS Office
2 21 (70.00%) Finance
3 19 (63.33%) MS Excel
4 17 (56.67%) SQL
5 16 (53.33%) QA
6 11 (36.67%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
8 9 (30.00%) Degree
8 9 (30.00%) Computer Science
8 9 (30.00%) Test Planning
8 9 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (30.00%) MS Visio
9 8 (26.67%) Linux
9 8 (26.67%) UNIX
9 8 (26.67%) Project Management
10 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
10 7 (23.33%) ISEB
10 7 (23.33%) HP UFT
10 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
10 7 (23.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (23.33%) Manual Testing
10 7 (23.33%) System Testing
10 7 (23.33%) Time Management
10 7 (23.33%) Automated Testing
11 6 (20.00%) Selenium
12 5 (16.67%) ITIL
13 4 (13.33%) Windows
13 4 (13.33%) Java

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Rickmansworth by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) TPMS
2 1 (3.33%) Lync
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (76.67%) MS Office
2 19 (63.33%) MS Excel
3 10 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (30.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) HP UFT
2 6 (20.00%) Selenium
3 4 (13.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (70.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (16.67%) Product Specialist
4 5 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
4 5 (16.67%) Consultant
5 4 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Systems Accountant
6 3 (10.00%) Coordinator
6 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) IT Support
7 2 (6.67%) Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Graduate
7 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.33%) Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Relationships Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Performance Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) iPad
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
1 8 (26.67%) UNIX
2 4 (13.33%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 9 (30.00%) Test Planning
2 8 (26.67%) Project Management
3 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Automated Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Manual Testing
3 7 (23.33%) System Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Time Management
3 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
4 5 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (6.67%) Coaching
7 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Resource Management
7 2 (6.67%) Release Management
7 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Degree
2 7 (23.33%) ISEB
2 7 (23.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (53.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco
1 2 (6.67%) Planview
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) IBM