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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 209 57 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 35.73% 17.33% 20.52%
As % of the Vendors category 54.15% 27.54% 30.21%
Number of salaries quoted 140 52 52
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,300 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £54,750
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
386 207 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 65.98% 62.92% 67.92%
Number of salaries quoted 262 145 140
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £26,350 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,150
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 1 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 169 (49.42%) MS Excel
2 164 (47.95%) Windows
3 133 (38.89%) MS Office
4 110 (32.16%) SQL
5 90 (26.32%) Finance
5 90 (26.32%) VMware
6 80 (23.39%) Active Directory
7 79 (23.10%) Retail
8 74 (21.64%) MS Exchange
9 72 (21.05%) ITIL
10 71 (20.76%) Hyper-V
10 71 (20.76%) Lync
11 70 (20.47%) SQL Server
12 69 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 63 (18.42%) Linux
14 59 (17.25%) E-Commerce
14 59 (17.25%) Degree
15 58 (16.96%) LAN
16 57 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 56 (16.37%) Manufacturing
18 54 (15.79%) Firewall
18 54 (15.79%) Cisco
19 51 (14.91%) IBM
19 51 (14.91%) Cisco Certification
19 51 (14.91%) Windows Server 2008
20 48 (14.04%) Citrix
21 43 (12.57%) Windows Server 2012
21 43 (12.57%) MCITP
22 42 (12.28%) CCNA
23 41 (11.99%) HP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 74 (21.64%) MS Exchange
2 71 (20.76%) Lync
3 39 (11.40%) IIS
3 39 (11.40%) SharePoint
4 36 (10.53%) Tomcat
5 35 (10.23%) MQSeries
5 35 (10.23%) WebSphere Application Server
5 35 (10.23%) IBM HTTP Server
5 35 (10.23%) WebSphere
6 31 (9.06%) CMS
7 30 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 29 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2010
9 20 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (2.34%) SAS
12 6 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 169 (49.42%) MS Excel
2 133 (38.89%) MS Office
3 7 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.05%) MS Project
4 5 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.29%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.58%) SalesLogix
3 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 40 (11.70%) Office 365
2 22 (6.43%) PaaS
3 17 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (3.51%) IaaS
5 8 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 58 (16.96%) LAN
2 54 (15.79%) Firewall
3 41 (11.99%) HTTP
4 38 (11.11%) WAN
5 36 (10.53%) FTP
6 32 (9.36%) DNS
7 31 (9.06%) SAN
8 21 (6.14%) VPN
9 16 (4.68%) DHCP
10 14 (4.09%) iSCSI
11 13 (3.80%) MPLS
12 11 (3.22%) NAS
12 11 (3.22%) TCP/IP
13 10 (2.92%) PBX
14 9 (2.63%) NetScaler
15 8 (2.34%) Network Security
16 7 (2.05%) VoIP
17 6 (1.75%) Unified Communications
18 5 (1.46%) VLAN
18 5 (1.46%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (20.47%) SQL Server
2 35 (10.23%) DB2
3 8 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.58%) MS Access
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.29%) MySQL
8 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.46%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.88%) Subversion
4 2 (0.58%) NUnit
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
General
1 90 (26.32%) Finance
2 79 (23.10%) Retail
3 56 (16.37%) Manufacturing
4 26 (7.60%) Marketing
5 17 (4.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 15 (4.39%) Legal
7 8 (2.34%) Advertising
8 3 (0.88%) Law
8 3 (0.88%) Games
9 2 (0.58%) Back Office
9 2 (0.58%) Electronics
9 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 95 (27.78%) Analyst
2 46 (13.45%) Consultant
3 45 (13.16%) Support Analyst
4 40 (11.70%) Architect
5 35 (10.23%) Operations Analyst
6 34 (9.94%) Operations Support Analyst
7 33 (9.65%) Support Engineer
8 30 (8.77%) Junior
8 30 (8.77%) Developer
9 27 (7.89%) Technical Consultant
10 24 (7.02%) Technical Engineer
11 21 (6.14%) Project Engineer
12 18 (5.26%) Technical Support
13 17 (4.97%) IT Architect
13 17 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
13 17 (4.97%) Senior Analyst
14 16 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support
14 16 (4.68%) Junior Analyst
14 16 (4.68%) Junior Support Analyst
15 14 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.23%) JDBC
1 35 (10.23%) J2EE
1 35 (10.23%) Middleware
2 30 (8.77%) .NET
3 23 (6.73%) ASP.NET
4 21 (6.14%) HTML
5 18 (5.26%) CSS
6 17 (4.97%) Web Services
7 15 (4.39%) WCF
8 13 (3.80%) .NET Framework
9 10 (2.92%) jQuery
9 10 (2.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 9 (2.63%) XHTML
11 7 (2.05%) COM
12 5 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (1.17%) XML
14 3 (0.88%) HTML5
14 3 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 2 (0.58%) Classic ASP
15 2 (0.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.26%) Visualisation
2 17 (4.97%) Management Information System
2 17 (4.97%) Clustering
3 14 (4.09%) PKI
4 12 (3.51%) Mathematics
5 5 (1.46%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.17%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.17%) EqualLogic
7 3 (0.88%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.88%) PMI
7 3 (0.88%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.58%) Handset
8 2 (0.58%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (0.58%) Replication
8 2 (0.58%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.58%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.58%) Biotechnology
8 2 (0.58%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.58%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 164 (47.95%) Windows
2 63 (18.42%) Linux
3 51 (14.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (12.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (10.23%) Solaris
5 35 (10.23%) AIX
5 35 (10.23%) UNIX
6 22 (6.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (5.56%) Windows XP
8 17 (4.97%) Windows Vista
9 15 (4.39%) Windows 7
10 8 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.17%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.58%) SUSE
13 2 (0.58%) VMS
13 2 (0.58%) HPUX
13 2 (0.58%) Android
14 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (21.05%) ITIL
2 59 (17.25%) E-Commerce
3 37 (10.82%) Change Management
3 37 (10.82%) Time Management
4 35 (10.23%) Project Management
5 24 (7.02%) Network Design
6 23 (6.73%) Migration
7 20 (5.85%) Problem Management
8 18 (5.26%) Information Security
9 16 (4.68%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (4.39%) Network Management
11 14 (4.09%) PRINCE2
11 14 (4.09%) MVC
12 13 (3.80%) Risk Analysis
13 12 (3.51%) CRM
13 12 (3.51%) Risk Assessment
13 12 (3.51%) Security Testing
13 12 (3.51%) Penetration Testing
13 12 (3.51%) Security Architecture
13 12 (3.51%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 110 (32.16%) SQL
2 41 (11.99%) C#
3 39 (11.40%) Java
4 25 (7.31%) T-SQL
5 20 (5.85%) Bash Shell
6 19 (5.56%) Perl
7 18 (5.26%) JavaScript
8 15 (4.39%) VBA
9 13 (3.80%) C
10 11 (3.22%) VB
11 6 (1.75%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.88%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.58%) C++
13 2 (0.58%) PHP
14 1 (0.29%) X++
14 1 (0.29%) ABAP
14 1 (0.29%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 59 (17.25%) Degree
2 57 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (14.91%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (12.57%) MCITP
5 42 (12.28%) CCNA
6 37 (10.82%) MCSE
7 23 (6.73%) CCNP
8 19 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (4.97%) MCP
10 16 (4.68%) MCSA
10 16 (4.68%) MCTS
11 15 (4.39%) NCDA
12 14 (4.09%) NCIE
13 12 (3.51%) VCAP
14 5 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (1.17%) A+ Certification
15 4 (1.17%) PMI Certification
15 4 (1.17%) ISEB
15 4 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 3 (0.88%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.14%) SLA
2 5 (1.46%) QA
3 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (23.39%) Active Directory
2 71 (20.76%) Hyper-V
3 69 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (8.48%) vSphere
5 23 (6.73%) XenApp
6 22 (6.43%) XenDesktop
7 18 (5.26%) VMware ESX
8 16 (4.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (4.09%) Terminal Services
10 13 (3.80%) XenServer
11 9 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.29%) Squid
Systems Management
1 35 (10.23%) SCCM
2 14 (4.09%) SCOM
3 4 (1.17%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.17%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.58%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 90 (26.32%) VMware
2 54 (15.79%) Cisco
3 51 (14.91%) IBM
4 48 (14.04%) Citrix
5 41 (11.99%) HP
6 38 (11.11%) Oracle
7 28 (8.19%) CheckPoint
8 19 (5.56%) Red Hat
9 16 (4.68%) NetApp
9 16 (4.68%) ProCurve
10 15 (4.39%) Dell
11 14 (4.09%) EMC
12 11 (3.22%) Adobe
13 8 (2.34%) Juniper
13 8 (2.34%) WatchGuard
14 7 (2.05%) Symantec
15 6 (1.75%) McAfee
16 4 (1.17%) Sage
16 4 (1.17%) PlateSpin
16 4 (1.17%) Veeam
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