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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 71 42 35
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 40 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.45% 6.84% 6.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.40% 20.51% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 8 36 18
Average salary £34,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,250 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%
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
182 195 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 33.03% 33.33% 35.28%
Number of salaries quoted 155 144 100
Average salary £41,250 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.15% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 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 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) MCSE
3 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (55.00%) VMware
6 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 10 (50.00%) Citrix
7 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (40.00%) Office 365
8 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (40.00%) Finance
8 8 (40.00%) Cisco
9 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
9 7 (35.00%) DNS
9 7 (35.00%) DHCP
9 7 (35.00%) Migration
10 6 (30.00%) SCCM
10 6 (30.00%) Legal
10 6 (30.00%) VMware ESX
10 6 (30.00%) LAN
10 6 (30.00%) WAN
10 6 (30.00%) MCSA
10 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
10 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
11 5 (25.00%) SQL
11 5 (25.00%) ITIL
11 5 (25.00%) MCP
11 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
11 5 (25.00%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Lync
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) DHCP
1 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
1 7 (35.00%) DNS
2 6 (30.00%) LAN
2 6 (30.00%) WAN
3 5 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (10.00%) PBX
4 2 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) HTTP
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Legal
3 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Electronics
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (30.00%) Server Specialist
2 6 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server Specialist
3 4 (20.00%) Project Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Sales Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Server Support
4 2 (10.00%) CRM Developer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Migration
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.00%) CRM
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
3 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) TDD
3 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) MCSE
2 6 (30.00%) MCSA
3 5 (25.00%) MCITP
3 5 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) CCIA
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) CCA
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (15.00%) XenApp
3 3 (15.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (10.00%) Xen
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 10 (50.00%) Citrix
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) Dell
6 2 (10.00%) SAP
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle
7 1 (5.00%) NetApp
7 1 (5.00%) Apple
7 1 (5.00%) EMC