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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 62 43 48
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 16 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.91% 3.93% 3.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.41% 10.46% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 19
Average salary £27,250 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.63% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,500 £19,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £55,000 £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
156 153 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 29.83% 37.59% 31.39%
Number of salaries quoted 128 136 113
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 38 (97.44%) Windows
2 28 (71.79%) Microsoft
3 27 (69.23%) Active Directory
4 26 (66.67%) MCSE
5 20 (51.28%) MS Excel
6 19 (48.72%) MCITP
7 17 (43.59%) VMware
8 16 (41.03%) Cisco
8 16 (41.03%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (38.46%) MCSA
10 14 (35.90%) MS Exchange
10 14 (35.90%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (35.90%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (33.33%) MCP
11 13 (33.33%) CCNA
11 13 (33.33%) Project Management
12 12 (30.77%) CCNP
13 11 (28.21%) Hyper-V
14 10 (25.64%) SharePoint
15 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
15 9 (23.08%) Office 365
15 9 (23.08%) Lync
15 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
16 7 (17.95%) SCCM
16 7 (17.95%) Citrix
17 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
18 5 (12.82%) Windows 7

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (35.90%) MS Exchange
1 14 (35.90%) Exchange Server 2007
1 14 (35.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (25.64%) SharePoint
3 9 (23.08%) Lync
3 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (51.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (23.08%) Office 365
2 5 (12.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) SAN
2 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (7.69%) Wireless
3 3 (7.69%) DNS
3 3 (7.69%) HTTPS
3 3 (7.69%) PBX
4 2 (5.13%) Intranet
4 2 (5.13%) Firewall
4 2 (5.13%) iSCSI
General
1 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (15.38%) Consultant
2 6 (15.38%) Pre Sales Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Project Consultant
3 5 (12.82%) Project Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) CSS
1 3 (7.69%) HTML
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (97.44%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.26%) Mac OS X
4 4 (10.26%) Windows 8
4 4 (10.26%) Android
4 4 (10.26%) Mac OS
4 4 (10.26%) Apple iOS
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Project Management
2 9 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (12.82%) ITIL
4 4 (10.26%) Migration
5 3 (7.69%) Analytics
5 3 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (7.69%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (66.67%) MCSE
2 19 (48.72%) MCITP
3 16 (41.03%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (38.46%) MCSA
5 13 (33.33%) MCP
5 13 (33.33%) CCNA
6 12 (30.77%) CCNP
7 5 (12.82%) MCTS
8 4 (10.26%) MCDST
9 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (7.69%) CCA
9 3 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.21%) Hyper-V
3 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) vSphere
4 2 (5.13%) XenApp
4 2 (5.13%) XenServer
4 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (71.79%) Microsoft
2 17 (43.59%) VMware
3 16 (41.03%) Cisco
4 7 (17.95%) Citrix
5 4 (10.26%) Remedy
5 4 (10.26%) MobileIron
5 4 (10.26%) LANDesk
6 3 (7.69%) Meraki
6 3 (7.69%) Avaya
7 2 (5.13%) IBM
7 2 (5.13%) HP
7 2 (5.13%) NetApp