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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 48 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 31 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.32% 2.40% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.05% 8.26% 6.12%
Number of salaries quoted 27 9 6
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £24,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,750 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
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
206 109 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 35.33% 29.07% 24.81%
Number of salaries quoted 148 85 58
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 22 October 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 59 (85.51%) Windows
2 52 (75.36%) Microsoft
3 44 (63.77%) MCSE
3 44 (63.77%) MCITP
4 41 (59.42%) MS Excel
5 37 (53.62%) Active Directory
6 36 (52.17%) VMware
7 34 (49.28%) MS Exchange
8 25 (36.23%) Lync
9 24 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2010
9 24 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 23 (33.33%) SAN
10 23 (33.33%) Office 365
11 22 (31.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (30.43%) MCSA
13 19 (27.54%) Cisco
13 19 (27.54%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (27.54%) CCNA
13 19 (27.54%) Hyper-V
14 18 (26.09%) SharePoint
15 17 (24.64%) MCP
15 17 (24.64%) Project Management
15 17 (24.64%) SCCM
16 16 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2013
16 16 (23.19%) SQL
17 15 (21.74%) Citrix
17 15 (21.74%) MCTS
17 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
18 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
18 13 (18.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 34 (49.28%) MS Exchange
2 25 (36.23%) Lync
3 24 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (26.09%) SharePoint
5 16 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (7.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 41 (59.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (33.33%) Office 365
2 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (33.33%) SAN
2 11 (15.94%) DNS
3 8 (11.59%) PBX
3 8 (11.59%) Firewall
4 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.25%) iSCSI
5 5 (7.25%) HTTP
6 4 (5.80%) HTTPS
6 4 (5.80%) WAN
6 4 (5.80%) LAN
6 4 (5.80%) Unified Communications
7 3 (4.35%) VPN
7 3 (4.35%) Intranet
8 2 (2.90%) IPv4
8 2 (2.90%) DHCP
9 1 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.45%) FTP
9 1 (1.45%) SSL
9 1 (1.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (4.35%) Advertising
1 3 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (34.78%) Consultant
2 15 (21.74%) Support Engineer
3 10 (14.49%) Project Engineer
3 10 (14.49%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (14.49%) Technical Consultant
4 8 (11.59%) Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Project Consultant
5 7 (10.14%) Pre Sales Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Consultant
6 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) Sales Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.90%) Exchange Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) .NET
2 5 (7.25%) CSS
2 5 (7.25%) HTML
3 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.80%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (5.80%) EqualLogic
3 3 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.90%) Replication
5 1 (1.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 59 (85.51%) Windows
2 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.25%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.45%) NetWare
7 1 (1.45%) HPUX
7 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) Project Management
2 10 (14.49%) Root Cause Analysis
3 9 (13.04%) Migration
4 8 (11.59%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.70%) ITIL
6 5 (7.25%) Time Management
6 5 (7.25%) Analytics
6 5 (7.25%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.80%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (5.80%) Identity Management
8 3 (4.35%) Coaching
8 3 (4.35%) IT Asset Management
8 3 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.35%) Asset Management
8 3 (4.35%) CRM
9 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.90%) Line Management
9 2 (2.90%) High Availability
10 1 (1.45%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) SQL
2 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 44 (63.77%) MCSE
1 44 (63.77%) MCITP
2 21 (30.43%) MCSA
3 19 (27.54%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (27.54%) CCNA
4 17 (24.64%) MCP
5 15 (21.74%) MCTS
6 13 (18.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (15.94%) CCNP
8 5 (7.25%) CCA
8 5 (7.25%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (5.80%) VCAP
9 4 (5.80%) NCDA
9 4 (5.80%) NCIE
10 2 (2.90%) Degree
11 1 (1.45%) CCSA
11 1 (1.45%) MCT
11 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 37 (53.62%) Active Directory
2 22 (31.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (27.54%) Hyper-V
4 9 (13.04%) XenApp
4 9 (13.04%) XenServer
4 9 (13.04%) XenDesktop
5 6 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (8.70%) VMware ESX
5 6 (8.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (24.64%) SCCM
2 4 (5.80%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.80%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.80%) SCOM
3 2 (2.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.45%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 52 (75.36%) Microsoft
2 36 (52.17%) VMware
3 19 (27.54%) Cisco
4 15 (21.74%) Citrix
5 9 (13.04%) HP
5 9 (13.04%) Dell
6 7 (10.14%) NetApp
7 6 (8.70%) Symantec
8 5 (7.25%) IBM
9 4 (5.80%) EMC
9 4 (5.80%) Avaya
9 4 (5.80%) Remedy
9 4 (5.80%) PlateSpin
9 4 (5.80%) Veeam
10 1 (1.45%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.45%) Brocade
10 1 (1.45%) Novell
10 1 (1.45%) Red Hat