The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 2 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 106 170 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 21.50% 27.78% 13.89%
As % of the Vendors category 36.55% 44.62% 24.39%
Number of salaries quoted 73 113 38
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £63,600
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Vendors Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
290 381 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 58.82% 62.25% 56.94%
Number of salaries quoted 209 276 135
Average salary £50,000 £49,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.52% +9.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (52.88%) Windows
2 75 (36.06%) SQL Server
3 70 (33.65%) MS Excel
4 60 (28.85%) SQL
5 57 (27.40%) .NET
5 57 (27.40%) MS Office
6 54 (25.96%) Active Directory
7 48 (23.08%) SharePoint
7 48 (23.08%) VMware
8 47 (22.60%) ASP.NET
9 44 (21.15%) ITIL
10 42 (20.19%) MS Exchange
11 41 (19.71%) C#
12 39 (18.75%) Linux
13 35 (16.83%) Project Management
14 33 (15.87%) HTML
15 32 (15.38%) CRM
15 32 (15.38%) Problem Management
16 31 (14.90%) Citrix
17 30 (14.42%) HP
17 30 (14.42%) IBM
17 30 (14.42%) Oracle
18 29 (13.94%) JavaScript
18 29 (13.94%) IIS
18 29 (13.94%) Dynamics CRM
18 29 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
18 29 (13.94%) SQL Server 2008
18 29 (13.94%) Office 365
19 28 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
19 28 (13.46%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 48 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 42 (20.19%) MS Exchange
3 29 (13.94%) IIS
4 20 (9.62%) WebSphere
4 20 (9.62%) WebSphere Application Server
5 18 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (7.21%) Lync
7 13 (6.25%) Tomcat
8 10 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (4.33%) WorkSite
9 9 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (3.85%) MQSeries
10 8 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
11 7 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (2.88%) Content Management Server
13 4 (1.92%) Apache
13 4 (1.92%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (1.92%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 70 (33.65%) MS Excel
2 57 (27.40%) MS Office
3 14 (6.73%) MS Project
4 7 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (13.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.85%) Maximo
3 7 (3.37%) CA PPM
4 3 (1.44%) Agresso
5 2 (0.96%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.96%) Infor CRM
5 2 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.94%) Office 365
2 14 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.85%) PaaS
5 6 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.40%) IaaS
7 4 (1.92%) SaaS
8 3 (1.44%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.98%) LAN
2 26 (12.50%) WAN
3 20 (9.62%) TCP/IP
4 17 (8.17%) Firewall
5 13 (6.25%) VPN
6 12 (5.77%) FTP
7 10 (4.81%) HTTP
7 10 (4.81%) DNS
8 9 (4.33%) MPLS
8 9 (4.33%) DHCP
9 8 (3.85%) DSL
10 6 (2.88%) SAN
10 6 (2.88%) BIG-IP
11 5 (2.40%) Unified Communications
11 5 (2.40%) Internet
11 5 (2.40%) PBX
12 2 (0.96%) IPsec
13 1 (0.48%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.48%) NAS
13 1 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (36.06%) SQL Server
2 29 (13.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (6.73%) Relational Database
5 12 (5.77%) DB2
5 12 (5.77%) Oracle Database 10g
5 12 (5.77%) Oracle Database
6 11 (5.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (5.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.40%) MySQL
9 4 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
9 4 (1.92%) Big Data
9 4 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.48%) ActiveReports
10 1 (0.48%) Cognos Query Studio
10 1 (0.48%) Cognos Report Studio
10 1 (0.48%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (4.81%) NUnit
1 10 (4.81%) MSTest
1 10 (4.81%) Rhino Mocks
1 10 (4.81%) Moq
2 8 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.44%) Toad
4 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (12.98%) Finance
2 22 (10.58%) Retail
3 10 (4.81%) Publishing
4 7 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.40%) Marketing
6 4 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.96%) Electronics
7 2 (0.96%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 62 (29.81%) Analyst
2 38 (18.27%) Developer
3 37 (17.79%) Support Analyst
4 25 (12.02%) .NET Developer
5 23 (11.06%) Architect
6 22 (10.58%) Project Manager
7 18 (8.65%) Consultant
8 15 (7.21%) Senior Developer
8 15 (7.21%) Support Engineer
9 14 (6.73%) Senior .NET Developer
10 12 (5.77%) Operations Analyst
10 12 (5.77%) Operations Support Analyst
11 10 (4.81%) ASP.NET Developer
12 9 (4.33%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (3.37%) 1st Line Support
13 7 (3.37%) Administrator
13 7 (3.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 7 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
14 6 (2.88%) Business Analyst
14 6 (2.88%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (27.40%) .NET
2 47 (22.60%) ASP.NET
3 33 (15.87%) HTML
4 18 (8.65%) CSS
5 16 (7.69%) WCF
6 12 (5.77%) JDBC
7 11 (5.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (4.81%) Middleware
8 10 (4.81%) WinForms
8 10 (4.81%) Unity DI Container
8 10 (4.81%) Castle Windsor
8 10 (4.81%) Ninject
8 10 (4.81%) Razor View Engine
8 10 (4.81%) WPF
8 10 (4.81%) Spring.NET
9 8 (3.85%) J2EE
10 6 (2.88%) jQuery
11 5 (2.40%) COM
11 5 (2.40%) XML
12 4 (1.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.29%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (5.29%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.81%) Inversion of Control
4 8 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 8 (3.85%) Mathematics
5 7 (3.37%) User Experience
6 6 (2.88%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.88%) Handset
6 6 (2.88%) iPad
6 6 (2.88%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.88%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.40%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.40%) Open Source
8 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.44%) Social Media
8 3 (1.44%) Replication
9 2 (0.96%) DTV
9 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 110 (52.88%) Windows
2 39 (18.75%) Linux
3 28 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (12.02%) Windows 7
5 22 (10.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (8.65%) Windows XP
8 14 (6.73%) UNIX
8 14 (6.73%) Solaris
9 12 (5.77%) AIX
10 10 (4.81%) Android
11 6 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.40%) Mac OS
12 5 (2.40%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.40%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.92%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.48%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.15%) ITIL
2 35 (16.83%) Project Management
3 32 (15.38%) CRM
3 32 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 27 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (11.06%) Workflow
6 17 (8.17%) Process Management
6 17 (8.17%) Information Security
7 16 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 16 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 16 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (7.69%) Asset Management
8 15 (7.21%) E-Commerce
9 14 (6.73%) MVC
9 14 (6.73%) Scrum
9 14 (6.73%) Coaching
10 13 (6.25%) TDD
11 12 (5.77%) Change Management
11 12 (5.77%) Service Management
12 11 (5.29%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 60 (28.85%) SQL
2 41 (19.71%) C#
3 29 (13.94%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.69%) Java
5 13 (6.25%) Perl
6 12 (5.77%) Bash Shell
7 11 (5.29%) C
7 11 (5.29%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.37%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.40%) VB
10 4 (1.92%) VBScript
11 2 (0.96%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.48%) XAML
12 1 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (8.65%) Degree
2 17 (8.17%) SC Cleared
2 17 (8.17%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.33%) MCSE
5 8 (3.85%) CCNA
5 8 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (3.37%) MCP
7 4 (1.92%) MCSA
7 4 (1.92%) MCDST
7 4 (1.92%) MCITP
8 3 (1.44%) CCNP
9 2 (0.96%) PMP
9 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.96%) ACSP
10 1 (0.48%) CCIA
10 1 (0.48%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.48%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.48%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (25.96%) Active Directory
2 29 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.21%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.81%) vSphere
5 7 (3.37%) Xen
5 7 (3.37%) Terminal Services
6 6 (2.88%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.88%) NLBS
7 5 (2.40%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.92%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.92%) vCloud
9 3 (1.44%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.44%) XenApp
9 3 (1.44%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.48%) XenServer
11 1 (0.48%) KVM
Systems Management
1 14 (6.73%) SCCM
2 8 (3.85%) WSUS
3 5 (2.40%) Data Guard
4 4 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.92%) SCOM
5 3 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.48%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 48 (23.08%) VMware
2 31 (14.90%) Citrix
3 30 (14.42%) HP
3 30 (14.42%) IBM
3 30 (14.42%) Oracle
4 28 (13.46%) Cisco
5 17 (8.17%) CheckPoint
6 13 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 13 (6.25%) SAP
7 7 (3.37%) ProCurve
8 6 (2.88%) LANDesk
9 5 (2.40%) MobileIron
9 5 (2.40%) Nintex
10 4 (1.92%) Kofax
10 4 (1.92%) Meraki
11 3 (1.44%) Tripwire
11 3 (1.44%) McAfee
11 3 (1.44%) Websense
12 2 (0.96%) Siebel
12 2 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
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