The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 40 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 7.34% 2.42% 2.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.23% 8.11% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 36 8 10
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -26.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.19% +2.66%
Microsoft Certification
Hertfordshire

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

Qualifications Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
208 111 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 38.17% 29.84% 23.28%
Number of salaries quoted 147 91 58
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Watford region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 63 (82.89%) Windows
2 59 (77.63%) Microsoft
3 51 (67.11%) MCITP
4 46 (60.53%) MS Excel
5 45 (59.21%) MCSE
6 40 (52.63%) Active Directory
7 39 (51.32%) MS Exchange
7 39 (51.32%) VMware
8 28 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
9 27 (35.53%) Lync
10 26 (34.21%) SAN
11 24 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
12 23 (30.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (30.26%) Office 365
13 21 (27.63%) MCSA
13 21 (27.63%) MCP
14 20 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
14 20 (26.32%) Hyper-V
15 19 (25.00%) CCNA
15 19 (25.00%) Cisco
15 19 (25.00%) SharePoint
16 18 (23.68%) SCCM
17 17 (22.37%) Windows Server 2008
17 17 (22.37%) Citrix
18 16 (21.05%) SQL
18 16 (21.05%) Project Management
18 16 (21.05%) MCTS
18 16 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 16 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013
19 15 (19.74%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 39 (51.32%) MS Exchange
2 28 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (35.53%) Lync
4 24 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 16 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (6.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.32%) IIS
11 1 (1.32%) SAS
Applications
1 46 (60.53%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (30.26%) Office 365
2 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (34.21%) SAN
2 15 (19.74%) Firewall
3 12 (15.79%) DNS
4 10 (13.16%) TCP/IP
5 9 (11.84%) VPN
6 8 (10.53%) LAN
6 8 (10.53%) PBX
6 8 (10.53%) iSCSI
7 5 (6.58%) HTTP
8 4 (5.26%) ADSL
8 4 (5.26%) Ethernet
8 4 (5.26%) WAN
8 4 (5.26%) HTTPS
8 4 (5.26%) Network Security
8 4 (5.26%) Unified Communications
9 3 (3.95%) Intranet
10 2 (2.63%) DHCP
10 2 (2.63%) IPv4
11 1 (1.32%) NAS
11 1 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (3.95%) Finance
1 3 (3.95%) Advertising
2 1 (1.32%) Retail
2 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (35.53%) Consultant
2 18 (23.68%) Support Engineer
3 12 (15.79%) Technical Consultant
3 12 (15.79%) Project Engineer
4 9 (11.84%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (10.53%) Developer
5 8 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) SharePoint Developer
6 7 (9.21%) Project Consultant
6 7 (9.21%) Pre Sales Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Consultant
8 5 (6.58%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) Senior Technical Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) Sales Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) Administrator
9 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) .NET
2 5 (6.58%) HTML
2 5 (6.58%) CSS
3 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) EqualLogic
2 4 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.95%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.63%) Replication
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 63 (82.89%) Windows
2 17 (22.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.53%) Windows 8
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.58%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (6.58%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.32%) HPUX
7 1 (1.32%) Linux
7 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.32%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Project Management
2 11 (14.47%) Migration
3 10 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (11.84%) Mentoring
5 7 (9.21%) Time Management
5 7 (9.21%) ITIL
6 5 (6.58%) Analytics
6 5 (6.58%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.26%) Identity Management
7 4 (5.26%) Data Security
7 4 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (3.95%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.95%) CRM
8 3 (3.95%) High Availability
8 3 (3.95%) Coaching
8 3 (3.95%) IT Asset Management
9 2 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (2.63%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.05%) SQL
2 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 51 (67.11%) MCITP
2 45 (59.21%) MCSE
3 21 (27.63%) MCSA
3 21 (27.63%) MCP
4 20 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (25.00%) CCNA
6 16 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (21.05%) MCTS
7 12 (15.79%) CCNP
8 6 (7.89%) CCA
8 6 (7.89%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (7.89%) NCDA
8 6 (7.89%) VCAP
9 5 (6.58%) NCIE
10 4 (5.26%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.63%) Degree
12 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.32%) CCSA
12 1 (1.32%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 40 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 23 (30.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (26.32%) Hyper-V
4 12 (15.79%) XenApp
4 12 (15.79%) XenDesktop
5 11 (14.47%) XenServer
6 9 (11.84%) vSphere
7 7 (9.21%) VMware ESX
7 7 (9.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (23.68%) SCCM
2 6 (7.89%) SCOM
3 4 (5.26%) NetBackup
3 4 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.32%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.32%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 59 (77.63%) Microsoft
2 39 (51.32%) VMware
3 19 (25.00%) Cisco
4 17 (22.37%) Citrix
5 12 (15.79%) HP
6 11 (14.47%) Dell
7 9 (11.84%) NetApp
8 8 (10.53%) IBM
9 6 (7.89%) Symantec
10 5 (6.58%) EMC
11 4 (5.26%) Avaya
11 4 (5.26%) Remedy
11 4 (5.26%) PlateSpin
11 4 (5.26%) Veeam
12 1 (1.32%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.32%) WatchGuard
12 1 (1.32%) Brocade
12 1 (1.32%) Novell
12 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.32%) Juniper
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