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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 15 5 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rickmansworth 24.19% 10.87% 15.30%
As % of the Vendors category 36.59% 23.81% 26.17%
Number of salaries quoted 14 4 27
Average salary £33,000 £25,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -40.00%
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
41 21 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rickmansworth 66.13% 45.65% 58.47%
Number of salaries quoted 40 19 89
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £23,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Rickmansworth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Rickmansworth

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (78.95%) Finance
2 27 (71.05%) MS Office
2 27 (71.05%) MS Excel
3 26 (68.42%) SQL
4 18 (47.37%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (39.47%) Windows
6 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
6 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (31.58%) QA
7 10 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
8 9 (23.68%) User Stories
8 9 (23.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (23.68%) Test Planning
8 9 (23.68%) Ajax
8 9 (23.68%) TDD
8 9 (23.68%) Pair Programming
8 9 (23.68%) Web Development
8 9 (23.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (23.68%) IIS
8 9 (23.68%) XML
8 9 (23.68%) XSL
8 9 (23.68%) .NET
8 9 (23.68%) C#
8 9 (23.68%) C++
8 9 (23.68%) HTML
8 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
8 9 (23.68%) MS Visio
8 9 (23.68%) Shell Script

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Rickmansworth by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (23.68%) IIS
2 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (71.05%) MS Office
1 27 (71.05%) MS Excel
2 10 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (23.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) FTP
1 4 (10.53%) SSH
1 4 (10.53%) PuTTY
1 4 (10.53%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Visual Studio Team System
1 9 (23.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (18.42%) JIRA
3 4 (10.53%) Toad
4 3 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (7.89%) Selenium
General
1 30 (78.95%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Marketing
3 4 (10.53%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Software Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Developer
3 7 (18.42%) Senior Software Developer
3 7 (18.42%) Senior Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (13.16%) Consultant
4 5 (13.16%) Performance Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Capacity Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Product Specialist
4 5 (13.16%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (10.53%) Systems Accountant
5 4 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) HTML
1 9 (23.68%) .NET
1 9 (23.68%) XML
1 9 (23.68%) XSL
1 9 (23.68%) Ajax
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (10.53%) Middleware
3 1 (2.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 7 (18.42%) UNIX
3 5 (13.16%) Solaris
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Continuous Improvement
2 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.68%) TDD
3 9 (23.68%) Pair Programming
3 9 (23.68%) Web Development
3 9 (23.68%) Scrum
3 9 (23.68%) User Stories
3 9 (23.68%) Test Planning
4 7 (18.42%) OO
5 5 (13.16%) Operations Management
5 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (13.16%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (10.53%) ITIL
7 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.89%) Project Management
7 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
7 3 (7.89%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (68.42%) SQL
2 9 (23.68%) Shell Script
2 9 (23.68%) C#
2 9 (23.68%) C++
2 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.16%) Perl
3 5 (13.16%) AWK
3 5 (13.16%) Korn
3 5 (13.16%) VBA
4 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (7.89%) MCTS
2 3 (7.89%) MCITP
2 3 (7.89%) MCP
2 3 (7.89%) MCSE
2 3 (7.89%) MCSA
2 3 (7.89%) CCNA
2 3 (7.89%) ISEB
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco
2 3 (7.89%) VMware
3 1 (2.63%) Sun
3 1 (2.63%) BEA