The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Watford region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 108 44 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 18.56% 12.46% 17.21%
As % of the Vendors category 34.62% 20.85% 26.69%
Number of salaries quoted 68 40 46
Average salary £42,000 £30,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £46,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
312 211 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 53.61% 59.77% 64.48%
Number of salaries quoted 234 177 147
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Watford region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Watford

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Watford region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Microsoft 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.

1 110 (57.89%) Windows
2 77 (40.53%) MS Excel
3 64 (33.68%) SQL
4 58 (30.53%) Finance
5 57 (30.00%) MS Office
6 49 (25.79%) Active Directory
6 49 (25.79%) Retail
7 48 (25.26%) Linux
8 47 (24.74%) IBM
9 41 (21.58%) SQL Server
9 41 (21.58%) ITIL
9 41 (21.58%) Degree
10 39 (20.53%) Oracle
11 37 (19.47%) Java
11 37 (19.47%) Hyper-V
12 36 (18.95%) VMware
12 36 (18.95%) Cisco
13 35 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 35 (18.42%) HTTP
13 35 (18.42%) Middleware
13 35 (18.42%) UNIX
13 35 (18.42%) Tomcat
13 35 (18.42%) E-Commerce
13 35 (18.42%) WebSphere
14 34 (17.89%) Lync
14 34 (17.89%) MQSeries
14 34 (17.89%) AIX
14 34 (17.89%) Solaris
14 34 (17.89%) J2EE
14 34 (17.89%) JDBC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (18.42%) Tomcat
1 35 (18.42%) WebSphere
2 34 (17.89%) Lync
2 34 (17.89%) MQSeries
2 34 (17.89%) WebSphere Application Server
2 34 (17.89%) IIS
2 34 (17.89%) IBM HTTP Server
3 32 (16.84%) MS Exchange
4 26 (13.68%) SharePoint
5 17 (8.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (5.26%) CMS
8 8 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (4.21%) SAS
9 3 (1.58%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.05%) Apache
11 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.53%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 77 (40.53%) MS Excel
2 57 (30.00%) MS Office
3 6 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.53%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) GoldMine
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.53%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.74%) Office 365
2 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (18.42%) HTTP
2 34 (17.89%) FTP
3 33 (17.37%) Firewall
4 22 (11.58%) LAN
5 20 (10.53%) VPN
6 17 (8.95%) WAN
6 17 (8.95%) SAN
7 13 (6.84%) iSCSI
8 10 (5.26%) Internet
9 9 (4.74%) VoIP
10 8 (4.21%) NAS
10 8 (4.21%) NetScaler
11 5 (2.63%) TCP/IP
11 5 (2.63%) PBX
11 5 (2.63%) Unified Communications
12 4 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.11%) ISDN
13 3 (1.58%) DNS
13 3 (1.58%) Ethernet
13 3 (1.58%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (21.58%) SQL Server
2 34 (17.89%) DB2
3 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.05%) MySQL
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.53%) JMeter
3 1 (0.53%) Subversion
3 1 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.53%) Selenium
3 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.53%) LoadUI
General
1 58 (30.53%) Finance
2 49 (25.79%) Retail
3 34 (17.89%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.63%) Marketing
6 3 (1.58%) Advertising
6 3 (1.58%) Games
7 2 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (35.26%) Analyst
2 37 (19.47%) Support Analyst
3 34 (17.89%) Operations Support Analyst
3 34 (17.89%) Operations Analyst
4 29 (15.26%) Technical Engineer
5 20 (10.53%) Junior
5 20 (10.53%) Developer
6 19 (10.00%) Consultant
7 16 (8.42%) Support Engineer
8 15 (7.89%) Security Analyst
8 15 (7.89%) Junior Support Analyst
8 15 (7.89%) Junior Analyst
9 14 (7.37%) IT Support
9 14 (7.37%) Architect
9 14 (7.37%) Technical Consultant
9 14 (7.37%) IT Security Analyst
10 13 (6.84%) Senior Security Analyst
10 13 (6.84%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (6.84%) Senior IT Security Analyst
11 11 (5.79%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (18.42%) Middleware
2 34 (17.89%) J2EE
2 34 (17.89%) JDBC
3 18 (9.47%) .NET
4 13 (6.84%) Web Services
5 12 (6.32%) ASP.NET
6 11 (5.79%) HTML
6 11 (5.79%) .NET Framework
7 10 (5.26%) WCF
8 8 (4.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 8 (4.21%) CSS
9 7 (3.68%) XHTML
9 7 (3.68%) jQuery
10 3 (1.58%) XML
10 3 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (1.05%) CGI
12 1 (0.53%) SAP Basis
12 1 (0.53%) Flash
12 1 (0.53%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.84%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.79%) PKI
3 7 (3.68%) Clustering
4 6 (3.16%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.05%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.53%) Replication
6 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.53%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.53%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 110 (57.89%) Windows
2 48 (25.26%) Linux
3 35 (18.42%) UNIX
4 34 (17.89%) AIX
4 34 (17.89%) Solaris
5 20 (10.53%) Windows XP
6 17 (8.95%) Windows Vista
7 15 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (5.26%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.58%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.53%) SUSE
12 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.58%) ITIL
2 35 (18.42%) E-Commerce
3 21 (11.05%) Project Management
4 17 (8.95%) Problem Management
5 16 (8.42%) Time Management
6 15 (7.89%) Service Delivery
7 14 (7.37%) Security Architecture
7 14 (7.37%) Network Design
8 13 (6.84%) Information Security
8 13 (6.84%) Migration
9 12 (6.32%) PRINCE2
9 12 (6.32%) Change Management
10 11 (5.79%) MVC
10 11 (5.79%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (5.79%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (5.79%) Security Testing
10 11 (5.79%) Risk Analysis
10 11 (5.79%) Database Security
11 10 (5.26%) Network Architecture
11 10 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (33.68%) SQL
2 37 (19.47%) Java
3 22 (11.58%) Perl
4 19 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 17 (8.95%) C#
6 8 (4.21%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.58%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 3 (1.58%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.58%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.58%) VBA
8 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.53%) VBScript
9 1 (0.53%) C
9 1 (0.53%) ABAP
9 1 (0.53%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.53%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 41 (21.58%) Degree
2 35 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (16.32%) MCITP
4 25 (13.16%) MCSE
5 20 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (10.00%) CCNA
7 14 (7.37%) MCP
8 13 (6.84%) CCNP
9 10 (5.26%) NCDA
9 10 (5.26%) MCTS
9 10 (5.26%) MCSA
9 10 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (4.74%) NCIE
11 8 (4.21%) VCAP
12 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 6 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.58%) A+ Certification
13 3 (1.58%) ISEB
14 1 (0.53%) MBA
14 1 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.63%) SLA
2 2 (1.05%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) HL7
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (25.79%) Active Directory
2 37 (19.47%) Hyper-V
3 20 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (8.95%) vSphere
5 15 (7.89%) Terminal Services
6 14 (7.37%) XenApp
6 14 (7.37%) XenDesktop
7 9 (4.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (3.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (7.37%) SCOM
2 9 (4.74%) SCCM
3 3 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.53%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.53%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.53%) SCSM
Vendors
1 47 (24.74%) IBM
2 39 (20.53%) Oracle
3 36 (18.95%) VMware
3 36 (18.95%) Cisco
4 34 (17.89%) Citrix
5 23 (12.11%) HP
6 15 (7.89%) NetApp
7 13 (6.84%) CheckPoint
8 10 (5.26%) Dell
9 9 (4.74%) Juniper
9 9 (4.74%) EMC
9 9 (4.74%) Avaya
10 8 (4.21%) WatchGuard
11 7 (3.68%) Apple
12 6 (3.16%) ProCurve
13 5 (2.63%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.63%) McAfee
14 4 (2.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 4 (2.11%) BT
15 3 (1.58%) Amdocs
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