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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 40 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 38 21 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 6.40% 6.60% 7.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.19% 19.44% 32.53%
Number of salaries quoted 34 19 26
Average salary £50,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £21,600 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £58,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
198 108 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 33.33% 33.96% 23.92%
Number of salaries quoted 145 94 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 £53,000 £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 24 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 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 54 (87.10%) Microsoft
2 47 (75.81%) Windows
3 46 (74.19%) MCITP
4 42 (67.74%) MCSE
5 41 (66.13%) MS Excel
6 35 (56.45%) MS Exchange
7 30 (48.39%) VMware
8 29 (46.77%) SAN
9 28 (45.16%) Active Directory
9 28 (45.16%) Lync
10 24 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2010
11 23 (37.10%) Firewall
12 22 (35.48%) MCP
13 21 (33.87%) SQL
13 21 (33.87%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (32.26%) SCCM
14 20 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2007
15 19 (30.65%) Hyper-V
15 19 (30.65%) XenDesktop
15 19 (30.65%) XenApp
15 19 (30.65%) HP
15 19 (30.65%) Cisco
15 19 (30.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 18 (29.03%) Dell
16 18 (29.03%) Citrix
16 18 (29.03%) Office 365
17 17 (27.42%) Cisco Certification
17 17 (27.42%) MCSA
17 17 (27.42%) Migration
18 16 (25.81%) MCTS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 35 (56.45%) MS Exchange
2 28 (45.16%) Lync
3 24 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (24.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (24.19%) SharePoint
6 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (12.90%) SAS
8 4 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (6.45%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.61%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 41 (66.13%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (29.03%) Office 365
2 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (46.77%) SAN
2 23 (37.10%) Firewall
3 16 (25.81%) VPN
4 15 (24.19%) iSCSI
5 11 (17.74%) DNS
5 11 (17.74%) LAN
6 8 (12.90%) NetScaler
6 8 (12.90%) NAS
7 7 (11.29%) PBX
7 7 (11.29%) WAN
8 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
9 5 (8.06%) HTTP
10 4 (6.45%) Ethernet
10 4 (6.45%) ADSL
10 4 (6.45%) Network Security
10 4 (6.45%) Unified Communications
11 3 (4.84%) Internet
11 3 (4.84%) HTTPS
12 2 (3.23%) DHCP
12 2 (3.23%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (4.84%) Advertising
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (46.77%) Consultant
2 18 (29.03%) Technical Consultant
3 13 (20.97%) Project Engineer
4 12 (19.35%) Technical Engineer
5 10 (16.13%) Support Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (6.45%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Technical Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) Administrator
8 4 (6.45%) Sales Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (6.45%) IT Support
9 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.84%) Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) .NET
1 3 (4.84%) Web Services
2 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.61%) HTML
2 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.61%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) EqualLogic
2 3 (4.84%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.23%) Replication
3 2 (3.23%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 47 (75.81%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (6.45%) Windows 8
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.61%) NetWare
5 1 (1.61%) HPUX
5 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.42%) Migration
2 12 (19.35%) Time Management
3 8 (12.90%) Network Design
3 8 (12.90%) ITIL
4 6 (9.68%) Project Management
5 4 (6.45%) Identity Management
5 4 (6.45%) Data Security
5 4 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (4.84%) High Availability
6 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.84%) CRM
7 2 (3.23%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.23%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.61%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.61%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (1.61%) Analytics
8 1 (1.61%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 46 (74.19%) MCITP
2 42 (67.74%) MCSE
3 22 (35.48%) MCP
4 19 (30.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 17 (27.42%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (27.42%) MCSA
6 16 (25.81%) MCTS
6 16 (25.81%) CCNA
7 13 (20.97%) VCAP
7 13 (20.97%) NCDA
8 12 (19.35%) NCIE
9 10 (16.13%) CCNP
10 4 (6.45%) A+ Certification
11 2 (3.23%) CCA
11 2 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (3.23%) Degree
12 1 (1.61%) CCSA
12 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.61%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 28 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 21 (33.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (30.65%) Hyper-V
3 19 (30.65%) XenDesktop
3 19 (30.65%) XenApp
4 16 (25.81%) vSphere
5 14 (22.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (17.74%) XenServer
7 6 (9.68%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (32.26%) SCCM
2 13 (20.97%) SCOM
3 4 (6.45%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.45%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.61%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 54 (87.10%) Microsoft
2 30 (48.39%) VMware
3 19 (30.65%) HP
3 19 (30.65%) Cisco
4 18 (29.03%) Dell
4 18 (29.03%) Citrix
5 16 (25.81%) NetApp
6 15 (24.19%) IBM
7 12 (19.35%) EMC
8 8 (12.90%) WatchGuard
8 8 (12.90%) Juniper
9 6 (9.68%) Symantec
10 4 (6.45%) Veeam
10 4 (6.45%) PlateSpin
11 3 (4.84%) Apple
11 3 (4.84%) Avaya
12 1 (1.61%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.61%) Brocade
12 1 (1.61%) BMC
12 1 (1.61%) CA
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