The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 38 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 40 20 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 6.85% 6.04% 7.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.51% 17.24% 32.10%
Number of salaries quoted 36 18 25
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £20,900 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
195 116 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 33.39% 35.05% 23.62%
Number of salaries quoted 144 101 57
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
Hertfordshire

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 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 55 (85.94%) Microsoft
2 49 (76.56%) Windows
3 46 (71.88%) MCITP
4 43 (67.19%) MCSE
5 42 (65.63%) MS Excel
6 36 (56.25%) MS Exchange
7 31 (48.44%) VMware
8 29 (45.31%) SAN
9 28 (43.75%) Active Directory
9 28 (43.75%) Lync
10 25 (39.06%) Exchange Server 2010
11 22 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (34.38%) MCP
11 22 (34.38%) Firewall
12 21 (32.81%) SQL
12 21 (32.81%) SCCM
12 21 (32.81%) Exchange Server 2007
13 20 (31.25%) Cisco
13 20 (31.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 19 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (28.13%) CCNA
15 18 (28.13%) Citrix
15 18 (28.13%) HP
15 18 (28.13%) Dell
15 18 (28.13%) Hyper-V
15 18 (28.13%) XenDesktop
15 18 (28.13%) Office 365
15 18 (28.13%) XenApp
16 17 (26.56%) MCSA
16 17 (26.56%) Migration

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 36 (56.25%) MS Exchange
2 28 (43.75%) Lync
3 25 (39.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (32.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (23.44%) SharePoint
5 15 (23.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (12.50%) SAS
8 4 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.56%) IIS
9 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 42 (65.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (28.13%) Office 365
2 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (45.31%) SAN
2 22 (34.38%) Firewall
3 15 (23.44%) VPN
4 14 (21.88%) iSCSI
5 11 (17.19%) DNS
5 11 (17.19%) LAN
6 8 (12.50%) NAS
6 8 (12.50%) NetScaler
7 7 (10.94%) PBX
7 7 (10.94%) WAN
8 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
9 5 (7.81%) HTTP
10 4 (6.25%) ADSL
10 4 (6.25%) Ethernet
10 4 (6.25%) Unified Communications
10 4 (6.25%) Network Security
11 3 (4.69%) HTTPS
11 3 (4.69%) Internet
12 2 (3.13%) IPv4
12 2 (3.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (4.69%) Advertising
2 2 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (45.31%) Consultant
2 17 (26.56%) Technical Consultant
3 13 (20.31%) Project Engineer
4 11 (17.19%) Technical Engineer
4 11 (17.19%) Support Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Consultant
6 6 (9.38%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (6.25%) Sales Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) Administrator
8 4 (6.25%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Technical Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) IT Support
9 3 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) .NET
2 3 (4.69%) Web Services
3 2 (3.13%) CSS
3 2 (3.13%) HTML
4 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) EqualLogic
2 3 (4.69%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.13%) Replication
3 2 (3.13%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 49 (76.56%) Windows
2 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.56%) HPUX
6 1 (1.56%) Linux
6 1 (1.56%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Migration
2 11 (17.19%) Time Management
3 8 (12.50%) Network Design
3 8 (12.50%) ITIL
4 7 (10.94%) Project Management
5 4 (6.25%) Identity Management
5 4 (6.25%) Data Security
5 4 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (4.69%) High Availability
6 3 (4.69%) CRM
6 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.13%) Analytics
7 2 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.13%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.13%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.56%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.56%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (1.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 46 (71.88%) MCITP
2 43 (67.19%) MCSE
3 22 (34.38%) MCP
4 20 (31.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 19 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (28.13%) CCNA
7 17 (26.56%) MCSA
8 16 (25.00%) MCTS
9 13 (20.31%) NCDA
9 13 (20.31%) VCAP
10 12 (18.75%) NCIE
11 11 (17.19%) CCNP
12 4 (6.25%) A+ Certification
13 3 (4.69%) CCA
13 3 (4.69%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (3.13%) Degree
15 1 (1.56%) MCT
15 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (1.56%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 28 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 22 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (28.13%) Hyper-V
3 18 (28.13%) XenDesktop
3 18 (28.13%) XenApp
4 15 (23.44%) vSphere
5 14 (21.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (15.63%) XenServer
7 7 (10.94%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (32.81%) SCCM
2 12 (18.75%) SCOM
3 4 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.56%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 55 (85.94%) Microsoft
2 31 (48.44%) VMware
3 20 (31.25%) Cisco
4 18 (28.13%) Citrix
4 18 (28.13%) HP
4 18 (28.13%) Dell
5 15 (23.44%) NetApp
6 14 (21.88%) IBM
7 12 (18.75%) EMC
8 8 (12.50%) WatchGuard
8 8 (12.50%) Juniper
9 6 (9.38%) Symantec
10 4 (6.25%) PlateSpin
10 4 (6.25%) Veeam
11 3 (4.69%) Avaya
11 3 (4.69%) Apple
12 1 (1.56%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.56%) BMC
12 1 (1.56%) CA
12 1 (1.56%) Novell
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