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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 31 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 39 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 7.21% 2.63% 4.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 8.77% 17.44%
Number of salaries quoted 35 8 14
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +6.66%
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
195 114 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 36.04% 30.00% 23.24%
Number of salaries quoted 135 93 59
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,900 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 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 62 (80.52%) Windows
2 61 (79.22%) Microsoft
3 53 (68.83%) MCITP
4 47 (61.04%) MS Excel
5 46 (59.74%) MCSE
6 41 (53.25%) VMware
7 40 (51.95%) MS Exchange
8 38 (49.35%) Active Directory
9 29 (37.66%) SAN
9 29 (37.66%) Lync
9 29 (37.66%) Exchange Server 2010
10 25 (32.47%) Exchange Server 2007
10 25 (32.47%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (28.57%) Office 365
11 22 (28.57%) Hyper-V
11 22 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (27.27%) CCNA
13 20 (25.97%) Citrix
13 20 (25.97%) Cisco
13 20 (25.97%) MCSA
13 20 (25.97%) MCP
13 20 (25.97%) SCCM
14 19 (24.68%) SharePoint
14 19 (24.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 18 (23.38%) Firewall
15 18 (23.38%) Exchange Server 2013
16 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (20.78%) SQL
18 15 (19.48%) HP
18 15 (19.48%) Project Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 40 (51.95%) MS Exchange
2 29 (37.66%) Lync
2 29 (37.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (32.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 19 (24.68%) SharePoint
5 18 (23.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (5.19%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (5.19%) SAS
7 4 (5.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.30%) IIS
9 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (61.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (28.57%) Office 365
2 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (37.66%) SAN
2 18 (23.38%) Firewall
3 11 (14.29%) DNS
3 11 (14.29%) iSCSI
4 10 (12.99%) VPN
5 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
6 8 (10.39%) LAN
7 7 (9.09%) PBX
8 5 (6.49%) HTTP
9 4 (5.19%) ADSL
9 4 (5.19%) Ethernet
9 4 (5.19%) WAN
9 4 (5.19%) NAS
9 4 (5.19%) Unified Communications
9 4 (5.19%) Network Security
9 4 (5.19%) NetScaler
10 3 (3.90%) HTTPS
10 3 (3.90%) Intranet
11 2 (2.60%) DHCP
11 2 (2.60%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (3.90%) Advertising
2 2 (2.60%) Finance
3 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.30%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (37.66%) Consultant
2 16 (20.78%) Support Engineer
3 14 (18.18%) Technical Consultant
4 13 (16.88%) Project Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (10.39%) Developer
6 7 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Project Consultant
6 7 (9.09%) Pre Sales Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Consultant
7 6 (7.79%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (5.19%) Sales Consultant
9 4 (5.19%) Senior Technical Consultant
9 4 (5.19%) Administrator
9 4 (5.19%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 4 (5.19%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) .NET
2 5 (6.49%) HTML
2 5 (6.49%) CSS
3 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.19%) EqualLogic
3 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.60%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.60%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 62 (80.52%) Windows
2 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.19%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (5.19%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.30%) NetWare
8 1 (1.30%) HPUX
8 1 (1.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.48%) Project Management
2 13 (16.88%) Migration
3 9 (11.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 9 (11.69%) Mentoring
4 8 (10.39%) Time Management
4 8 (10.39%) ITIL
5 5 (6.49%) Analytics
6 4 (5.19%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.19%) Identity Management
6 4 (5.19%) Data Security
6 4 (5.19%) Network Design
6 4 (5.19%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.19%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (3.90%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.90%) CRM
7 3 (3.90%) Coaching
7 3 (3.90%) High Availability
8 2 (2.60%) IT Asset Management
8 2 (2.60%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.78%) SQL
2 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 53 (68.83%) MCITP
2 46 (59.74%) MCSE
3 22 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (27.27%) CCNA
5 20 (25.97%) MCSA
5 20 (25.97%) MCP
6 19 (24.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (19.48%) MCTS
8 14 (18.18%) CCNP
9 9 (11.69%) NCDA
9 9 (11.69%) VCAP
10 8 (10.39%) NCIE
11 6 (7.79%) CCA
11 6 (7.79%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (5.19%) A+ Certification
13 2 (2.60%) Degree
14 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (1.30%) CCSA
14 1 (1.30%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 38 (49.35%) Active Directory
2 25 (32.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 15 (19.48%) XenApp
4 15 (19.48%) XenDesktop
5 12 (15.58%) vSphere
6 11 (14.29%) XenServer
7 10 (12.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (9.09%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (25.97%) SCCM
2 9 (11.69%) SCOM
3 4 (5.19%) NetBackup
3 4 (5.19%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.30%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 61 (79.22%) Microsoft
2 41 (53.25%) VMware
3 20 (25.97%) Cisco
3 20 (25.97%) Citrix
4 15 (19.48%) HP
5 14 (18.18%) Dell
6 12 (15.58%) NetApp
7 11 (14.29%) IBM
8 8 (10.39%) EMC
9 6 (7.79%) Symantec
10 4 (5.19%) Juniper
10 4 (5.19%) PlateSpin
10 4 (5.19%) WatchGuard
10 4 (5.19%) Veeam
11 3 (3.90%) Remedy
11 3 (3.90%) Avaya
12 1 (1.30%) BMC
12 1 (1.30%) CA
12 1 (1.30%) Novell
12 1 (1.30%) Lotus