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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 66 44 30
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 35 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.07% 5.75% 7.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.18% 16.59% 23.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7 31 19
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £19,000 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
178 211 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 33.52% 34.65% 29.87%
Number of salaries quoted 141 163 77
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% -7.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,546 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +1.36%

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 2 July 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (90.48%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) MCSE
3 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (52.38%) VMware
5 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
6 10 (47.62%) Citrix
7 8 (38.10%) Finance
8 7 (33.33%) Migration
8 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (28.57%) Office 365
9 6 (28.57%) Cisco
9 6 (28.57%) Legal
9 6 (28.57%) VMware ESX
9 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
9 6 (28.57%) LAN
9 6 (28.57%) WAN
9 6 (28.57%) ITIL
9 6 (28.57%) MCP
10 5 (23.81%) SQL
10 5 (23.81%) DHCP
10 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
10 5 (23.81%) DNS
10 5 (23.81%) MCITP
11 4 (19.05%) SCCM
11 4 (19.05%) MCSA
11 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
12 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Lync
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) LAN
1 6 (28.57%) WAN
2 5 (23.81%) DHCP
2 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
2 5 (23.81%) DNS
3 3 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications
4 2 (9.52%) SAN
4 2 (9.52%) PBX
5 1 (4.76%) VoIP
5 1 (4.76%) HTTP
5 1 (4.76%) VPN
5 1 (4.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Legal
3 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 2 (9.52%) Electronics
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Server Specialist
1 6 (28.57%) Windows Server Specialist
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (9.52%) CRM Developer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Sales Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support
4 2 (9.52%) Project Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
1 2 (9.52%) jQuery
2 1 (4.76%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) Mac OS
5 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 3 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 3 (14.29%) Android
6 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (28.57%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) CRM
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
4 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.52%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) MCSE
2 6 (28.57%) MCP
3 5 (23.81%) MCITP
4 4 (19.05%) MCSA
5 3 (14.29%) MCDST
6 1 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) CCIA
6 1 (4.76%) CCNA
6 1 (4.76%) CCA
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) VMware ESX
3 3 (14.29%) XenApp
3 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.52%) Xen
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) VMware
3 10 (47.62%) Citrix
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco
5 3 (14.29%) LANDesk
5 3 (14.29%) MobileIron
5 3 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (9.52%) Dell
6 2 (9.52%) SAP
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle
7 1 (4.76%) NetApp
7 1 (4.76%) Apple
7 1 (4.76%) EMC