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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 55 47 41
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 24 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.06% 4.16% 4.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.53% 9.27% 19.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6 22 14
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £19,000 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £54,750 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -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
146 259 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 27.34% 44.89% 23.01%
Number of salaries quoted 105 205 73
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 18 (81.82%) MCSE
3 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
4 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
5 8 (36.36%) Migration
6 7 (31.82%) Finance
6 7 (31.82%) VMware
6 7 (31.82%) MCP
7 6 (27.27%) MCSA
7 6 (27.27%) Citrix
7 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
8 5 (22.73%) Legal
8 5 (22.73%) ITIL
8 5 (22.73%) Cisco
8 5 (22.73%) WAN
8 5 (22.73%) LAN
9 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 4 (18.18%) SQL
9 4 (18.18%) Mac OS X
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (18.18%) Android
9 4 (18.18%) Mac OS
9 4 (18.18%) MCDST
9 4 (18.18%) LANDesk
9 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
9 4 (18.18%) Lync
9 4 (18.18%) MobileIron

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (18.18%) Lync
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) WAN
1 5 (22.73%) LAN
2 3 (13.64%) PBX
2 3 (13.64%) Wireless
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (9.09%) Unified Communications
3 2 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (4.55%) HTTPS
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Legal
3 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
4 2 (9.09%) Electronics
4 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 2 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) Support Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) Server Specialist
1 5 (22.73%) Windows Server Specialist
2 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Sales Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) CRM Developer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Support
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 2 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) DTV
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (18.18%) Android
4 4 (18.18%) Mac OS
4 4 (18.18%) Mac OS X
4 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Migration
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) CRM
3 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.09%) Identity Management
3 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) TDD
3 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 2 (9.09%) User Stories
4 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (81.82%) MCSE
2 7 (31.82%) MCP
3 6 (27.27%) MCSA
4 4 (18.18%) MCDST
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (13.64%) MCITP
5 3 (13.64%) CCNP
6 1 (4.55%) CCNA
6 1 (4.55%) CCA
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) CCIA
6 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
3 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) VMware
3 6 (27.27%) Citrix
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco
5 4 (18.18%) LANDesk
5 4 (18.18%) MobileIron
6 3 (13.64%) Meraki
7 2 (9.09%) SAP
7 2 (9.09%) HP
8 1 (4.55%) Dell
8 1 (4.55%) EMC
8 1 (4.55%) Avaya
8 1 (4.55%) NetApp