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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 35 46 47
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 38 14 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 7.10% 3.87% 4.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.90% 12.17% 22.50%
Number of salaries quoted 34 12 17
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £16,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £49,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +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
191 115 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 35.70% 31.77% 21.98%
Number of salaries quoted 136 94 55
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £20,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £63,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 61 (82.43%) Microsoft
2 59 (79.73%) Windows
3 52 (70.27%) MCITP
4 47 (63.51%) MS Excel
5 46 (62.16%) MCSE
6 38 (51.35%) MS Exchange
7 36 (48.65%) VMware
8 33 (44.59%) Active Directory
9 30 (40.54%) SAN
10 28 (37.84%) Lync
11 27 (36.49%) Exchange Server 2010
12 23 (31.08%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (31.08%) Exchange Server 2007
12 23 (31.08%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (31.08%) MCP
13 22 (29.73%) CCNA
13 22 (29.73%) SCCM
14 21 (28.38%) Office 365
14 21 (28.38%) Cisco
14 21 (28.38%) SQL
14 21 (28.38%) MCSA
14 21 (28.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 20 (27.03%) Firewall
15 20 (27.03%) SharePoint
16 19 (25.68%) Citrix
16 19 (25.68%) Hyper-V
17 18 (24.32%) MCTS
18 16 (21.62%) XenApp
18 16 (21.62%) XenDesktop
18 16 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 38 (51.35%) MS Exchange
2 28 (37.84%) Lync
3 27 (36.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (31.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (27.03%) SharePoint
6 16 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (8.11%) SAS
9 4 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (5.41%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.35%) IIS
11 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 47 (63.51%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (28.38%) Office 365
2 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (40.54%) SAN
2 20 (27.03%) Firewall
3 12 (16.22%) iSCSI
3 12 (16.22%) VPN
4 11 (14.86%) DNS
4 11 (14.86%) LAN
5 7 (9.46%) PBX
5 7 (9.46%) WAN
5 7 (9.46%) TCP/IP
6 6 (8.11%) NAS
6 6 (8.11%) NetScaler
7 5 (6.76%) HTTP
8 4 (5.41%) ADSL
8 4 (5.41%) Ethernet
8 4 (5.41%) Network Security
8 4 (5.41%) Unified Communications
9 3 (4.05%) HTTPS
9 3 (4.05%) Intranet
9 3 (4.05%) Internet
10 2 (2.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (4.05%) Advertising
2 2 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (40.54%) Consultant
2 15 (20.27%) Technical Consultant
3 14 (18.92%) Support Engineer
3 14 (18.92%) Project Engineer
4 10 (13.51%) Developer
5 9 (12.16%) SharePoint Developer
6 8 (10.81%) Technical Engineer
6 8 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Consultant
7 6 (8.11%) Project Consultant
8 5 (6.76%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (5.41%) Administrator
9 4 (5.41%) Sales Consultant
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Technical Consultant
9 4 (5.41%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 4 (5.41%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) IT Support
9 4 (5.41%) Pre Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) .NET
2 5 (6.76%) HTML
2 5 (6.76%) CSS
3 3 (4.05%) Web Services
4 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) EqualLogic
2 3 (4.05%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.70%) Replication
3 2 (2.70%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.35%) Clustering
4 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 59 (79.73%) Windows
2 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.76%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.35%) NetWare
8 1 (1.35%) HPUX
8 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) Migration
2 13 (17.57%) Project Management
3 9 (12.16%) Time Management
4 8 (10.81%) ITIL
5 6 (8.11%) Network Design
6 5 (6.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (6.76%) Analytics
7 4 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (5.41%) Identity Management
7 4 (5.41%) Data Security
8 3 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.05%) CRM
8 3 (4.05%) High Availability
9 2 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (2.70%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.70%) Incident Management
10 1 (1.35%) Asset Management
10 1 (1.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.38%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 52 (70.27%) MCITP
2 46 (62.16%) MCSE
3 23 (31.08%) MCP
3 23 (31.08%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (29.73%) CCNA
5 21 (28.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 21 (28.38%) MCSA
6 18 (24.32%) MCTS
7 12 (16.22%) CCNP
8 11 (14.86%) NCDA
8 11 (14.86%) VCAP
9 10 (13.51%) NCIE
10 6 (8.11%) CCA
10 6 (8.11%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (5.41%) A+ Certification
12 2 (2.70%) Degree
13 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (1.35%) CCSA
13 1 (1.35%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 33 (44.59%) Active Directory
2 23 (31.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (25.68%) Hyper-V
4 16 (21.62%) XenApp
4 16 (21.62%) XenDesktop
5 13 (17.57%) vSphere
6 12 (16.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (13.51%) XenServer
8 7 (9.46%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (29.73%) SCCM
2 10 (13.51%) SCOM
3 4 (5.41%) NetBackup
3 4 (5.41%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.35%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 61 (82.43%) Microsoft
2 36 (48.65%) VMware
3 21 (28.38%) Cisco
4 19 (25.68%) Citrix
5 16 (21.62%) HP
5 16 (21.62%) Dell
6 13 (17.57%) NetApp
7 12 (16.22%) IBM
8 10 (13.51%) EMC
9 6 (8.11%) Juniper
9 6 (8.11%) Symantec
9 6 (8.11%) WatchGuard
10 4 (5.41%) Veeam
10 4 (5.41%) PlateSpin
11 3 (4.05%) Apple
11 3 (4.05%) Avaya
12 1 (1.35%) Remedy
12 1 (1.35%) BMC
12 1 (1.35%) CA
12 1 (1.35%) Novell
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