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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 41 50 35
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 21 14 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.24% 2.68% 7.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.69% 8.19% 19.21%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 35
Median salary £42,500 £34,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,450 £25,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
143 171 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 28.89% 32.70% 37.59%
Number of salaries quoted 117 147 143
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,055 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of job ads across the Watford region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 22 (64.71%) Windows
1 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (61.76%) VMware
3 19 (55.88%) CCNA
3 19 (55.88%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (55.88%) MCSE
4 18 (52.94%) Citrix
4 18 (52.94%) Windows Server
5 16 (47.06%) Hyper-V
6 13 (38.24%) XenApp
6 13 (38.24%) XenDesktop
6 13 (38.24%) SAN
7 12 (35.29%) MCSA
8 11 (32.35%) Cisco
8 11 (32.35%) CCA
8 11 (32.35%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (32.35%) iSCSI
8 11 (32.35%) CCAA
8 11 (32.35%) NetScaler
9 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
10 7 (20.59%) ITIL
10 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
10 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
12 5 (14.71%) MS Office
12 5 (14.71%) MCP
12 5 (14.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.71%) MS Office
3 2 (5.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) SAN
2 11 (32.35%) iSCSI
2 11 (32.35%) NetScaler
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (5.88%) DHCP
3 2 (5.88%) DNS
3 2 (5.88%) LAN
3 2 (5.88%) NAS
3 2 (5.88%) Skype
3 2 (5.88%) WAN
4 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Consultant
1 12 (35.29%) Technical Consultant
1 12 (35.29%) Technical Engineer
2 11 (32.35%) Citrix Consultant
2 11 (32.35%) Citrix Engineer
2 11 (32.35%) Citrix Technical Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) DBA
4 3 (8.82%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (8.82%) SQL DBA
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technician
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (64.71%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.88%) Android
5 2 (5.88%) Linux
5 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) ITIL
2 3 (8.82%) Database Security
2 3 (8.82%) Migration
2 3 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (5.88%) Application Packaging
3 2 (5.88%) Capacity Management
3 2 (5.88%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) C
3 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (55.88%) CCNA
1 19 (55.88%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (55.88%) MCSE
2 12 (35.29%) MCSA
3 11 (32.35%) CCA
3 11 (32.35%) CCAA
3 11 (32.35%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (14.71%) MCP
4 5 (14.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (11.76%) A+ Certification
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (8.82%) MCDBA
7 2 (5.88%) CCENT
7 2 (5.88%) CCNP
7 2 (5.88%) MCITP
8 1 (2.94%) Degree
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Hyper-V
2 13 (38.24%) XenApp
2 13 (38.24%) XenDesktop
3 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
4 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (8.82%) vSphere
6 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (61.76%) VMware
3 18 (52.94%) Citrix
4 11 (32.35%) Cisco
5 3 (8.82%) HP
6 2 (5.88%) 3Com
6 2 (5.88%) Adobe
6 2 (5.88%) Apple
6 2 (5.88%) Draytek
6 2 (5.88%) NETGEAR
6 2 (5.88%) Veeam
6 2 (5.88%) ZyXEL
7 1 (2.94%) Cognizant