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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 63 37 47
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.81% 5.66% 3.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.76% 14.89% 11.03%
Number of salaries quoted 10 21 16
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £26,500 £18,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £47,500 £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
191 141 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 31.36% 38.01% 32.15%
Number of salaries quoted 160 131 97
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 December 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 48 (96.00%) Windows
2 36 (72.00%) Microsoft
3 31 (62.00%) Active Directory
4 30 (60.00%) MCSE
5 29 (58.00%) MCITP
6 28 (56.00%) MS Excel
7 23 (46.00%) VMware
8 21 (42.00%) MS Exchange
9 20 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (36.00%) Cisco
10 18 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 17 (34.00%) MCSA
11 17 (34.00%) CCNA
11 17 (34.00%) Project Management
11 17 (34.00%) Exchange Server 2007
12 15 (30.00%) SharePoint
13 14 (28.00%) CCNP
13 14 (28.00%) Hyper-V
14 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (26.00%) Lync
15 12 (24.00%) MCP
16 11 (22.00%) Citrix
16 11 (22.00%) MCTS
16 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 11 (22.00%) Office 365
16 11 (22.00%) Exchange Server 2013
17 10 (20.00%) SCCM
17 10 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
18 9 (18.00%) SAN
19 7 (14.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (42.00%) MS Exchange
2 18 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (34.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 13 (26.00%) Lync
6 11 (22.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (6.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (56.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (22.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) SAN
2 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.00%) DNS
3 3 (6.00%) HTTPS
3 3 (6.00%) Intranet
3 3 (6.00%) Wireless
3 3 (6.00%) PBX
3 3 (6.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (4.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (6.00%) Advertising
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Support Engineer
2 11 (22.00%) Consultant
3 7 (14.00%) Project Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Project Consultant
3 7 (14.00%) Pre Sales Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (12.00%) Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.00%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) HTML
1 5 (10.00%) .NET
1 5 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.00%) EqualLogic
3 2 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (96.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (8.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.00%) Android
6 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) Project Management
2 10 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (10.00%) Analytics
4 4 (8.00%) Migration
5 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.00%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (6.00%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (6.00%) CRM
6 2 (4.00%) ITIL
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.00%) Time Management
7 1 (2.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (60.00%) MCSE
2 29 (58.00%) MCITP
3 20 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (34.00%) MCSA
4 17 (34.00%) CCNA
5 14 (28.00%) CCNP
6 12 (24.00%) MCP
7 11 (22.00%) MCTS
8 7 (14.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (10.00%) CCA
9 5 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (4.00%) NCDA
10 2 (4.00%) NCIE
10 2 (4.00%) VCAP
11 1 (2.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (62.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (28.00%) Hyper-V
3 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.00%) XenApp
4 4 (8.00%) XenServer
4 4 (8.00%) XenDesktop
4 4 (8.00%) vSphere
5 3 (6.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) SCOM
2 2 (4.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (46.00%) VMware
3 18 (36.00%) Cisco
4 11 (22.00%) Citrix
5 4 (8.00%) HP
5 4 (8.00%) NetApp
5 4 (8.00%) Remedy
6 3 (6.00%) Meraki
6 3 (6.00%) Avaya
7 2 (4.00%) IBM
7 2 (4.00%) Dell
7 2 (4.00%) EMC
7 2 (4.00%) Veeam
7 2 (4.00%) Symantec
7 2 (4.00%) PlateSpin
8 1 (2.00%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.00%) MobileIron