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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 64 36 49
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 36 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.88% 6.74% 3.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.39% 18.65% 12.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11 32 12
Average salary £34,000 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,750 £16,700
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £52,500 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
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
204 193 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 34.87% 36.14% 31.59%
Number of salaries quoted 180 137 94
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £35,000 £20,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 14 (63.64%) MCSE
4 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (50.00%) Office 365
5 11 (50.00%) VMware
6 10 (45.45%) Migration
6 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 10 (45.45%) Citrix
7 9 (40.91%) Cisco
7 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
8 8 (36.36%) Finance
9 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
9 7 (31.82%) DNS
9 7 (31.82%) DHCP
9 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (27.27%) SCCM
10 6 (27.27%) LAN
10 6 (27.27%) MCSA
10 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
10 6 (27.27%) WAN
10 6 (27.27%) MCP
10 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
10 6 (27.27%) Legal
10 6 (27.27%) VMware ESX
11 5 (22.73%) Firewall
11 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
11 5 (22.73%) SQL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (13.64%) Lync
4 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
5 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) Office 365
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) DHCP
1 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
1 7 (31.82%) DNS
2 6 (27.27%) LAN
2 6 (27.27%) WAN
3 5 (22.73%) Firewall
4 2 (9.09%) Unified Communications
4 2 (9.09%) PBX
5 1 (4.55%) VoIP
5 1 (4.55%) HTTP
5 1 (4.55%) SAN
5 1 (4.55%) VPN
5 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Legal
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Electronics
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Support Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (27.27%) Server Specialist
2 6 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server Specialist
3 4 (18.18%) Project Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Sales Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Server Support
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Migration
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Workflow
4 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (9.09%) Identity Management
4 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) MCSE
2 6 (27.27%) MCSA
2 6 (27.27%) MCP
3 4 (18.18%) MCITP
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware ESX
3 3 (13.64%) XenApp
4 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.09%) Xen
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) VMware
3 10 (45.45%) Citrix
4 9 (40.91%) Cisco
5 2 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (9.09%) SAP
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle
6 1 (4.55%) Dell
6 1 (4.55%) Apple
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