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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 74 106 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 13.31% 20.38% 18.25%
As % of the Vendors category 26.71% 35.57% 37.02%
Number of salaries quoted 64 80 45
Average salary £52,500 £47,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.70% +17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,450 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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
277 298 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 49.82% 57.31% 49.29%
Number of salaries quoted 237 196 146
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 8 February 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 77 (47.83%) MS Excel
2 59 (36.65%) MS Office
3 56 (34.78%) SQL
4 51 (31.68%) Windows
5 38 (23.60%) VMware
6 37 (22.98%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (22.98%) SQL Server
7 36 (22.36%) Unix
8 35 (21.74%) Oracle
8 35 (21.74%) Java
9 34 (21.12%) ITIL
9 34 (21.12%) Linux
10 33 (20.50%) Active Directory
11 32 (19.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 31 (19.25%) IBM
13 28 (17.39%) Project Management
14 27 (16.77%) Problem Management
15 26 (16.15%) WebSphere
15 26 (16.15%) WebSphere Application Server
15 26 (16.15%) SharePoint
16 25 (15.53%) MySQL
16 25 (15.53%) Perl
17 24 (14.91%) Apache
17 24 (14.91%) Tomcat
17 24 (14.91%) WebSphere MQ
17 24 (14.91%) LAMP
17 24 (14.91%) Bash Shell
17 24 (14.91%) Apache ServiceMix
18 23 (14.29%) FTP
18 23 (14.29%) .NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 26 (16.15%) SharePoint
1 26 (16.15%) WebSphere
1 26 (16.15%) WebSphere Application Server
2 24 (14.91%) Apache
2 24 (14.91%) Apache ServiceMix
2 24 (14.91%) Tomcat
3 17 (10.56%) MS Exchange
4 15 (9.32%) Skype for Business
5 10 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (4.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (3.73%) IIS
8 4 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.86%) Jetty
10 2 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.24%) IBM Domino
10 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 77 (47.83%) MS Excel
2 59 (36.65%) MS Office
3 19 (11.80%) MS Project
4 15 (9.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (6.83%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.62%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 12 (7.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.24%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.24%) Maximo
3 2 (1.24%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.24%) Primavera
3 2 (1.24%) Sage 200
3 2 (1.24%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.62%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.62%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.70%) Office 365
2 6 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.86%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (1.86%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.86%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.24%) IaaS
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.29%) FTP
2 22 (13.66%) DNS
3 11 (6.83%) DHCP
3 11 (6.83%) SSH
3 11 (6.83%) SSL
4 10 (6.21%) Skype
5 9 (5.59%) SAN
6 8 (4.97%) Firewall
7 7 (4.35%) VPN
8 5 (3.11%) LAN
8 5 (3.11%) WAN
9 4 (2.48%) VoIP
10 3 (1.86%) HTTP
10 3 (1.86%) MPLS
10 3 (1.86%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.86%) Wireless
11 2 (1.24%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.24%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.24%) Network Security
11 2 (1.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.98%) SQL Server
2 25 (15.53%) MySQL
3 13 (8.07%) DB2
4 11 (6.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (4.97%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.48%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.24%) Power BI
10 2 (1.24%) PowerPivot
10 2 (1.24%) QlikView
10 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.73%) ClearQuest
2 6 (3.73%) JIRA
2 6 (3.73%) LoadRunner
2 6 (3.73%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.86%) HP UFT
3 3 (1.86%) Toad
4 2 (1.24%) ERwin
4 2 (1.24%) NeoLoad
General
1 21 (13.04%) Finance
2 8 (4.97%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.35%) Retail
4 5 (3.11%) Advertising
4 5 (3.11%) Marketing
5 3 (1.86%) Legal
6 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.62%) Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 42 (26.09%) Analyst
2 21 (13.04%) Administrator
3 20 (12.42%) Project Manager
3 20 (12.42%) Support Analyst
4 16 (9.94%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (8.07%) AIX Support
5 13 (8.07%) Developer
5 13 (8.07%) Linux Scripter
5 13 (8.07%) Linux Support
5 13 (8.07%) SQL Analyst
5 13 (8.07%) SQL Support Analyst
5 13 (8.07%) Unix Analyst
5 13 (8.07%) Unix Scripter
5 13 (8.07%) Unix Support
5 13 (8.07%) Unix Support Analyst
6 12 (7.45%) IT Manager
7 10 (6.21%) Applications Support
7 10 (6.21%) Consultant
7 10 (6.21%) Test Analyst
8 9 (5.59%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.91%) LAMP
1 24 (14.91%) WebSphere MQ
2 23 (14.29%) .NET
3 18 (11.18%) HTML
4 15 (9.32%) ASP.NET
5 13 (8.07%) JDBC
6 9 (5.59%) CSS
7 8 (4.97%) jQuery
8 4 (2.48%) SAP Business Workflow
9 3 (1.86%) Web Services
9 3 (1.86%) XML
10 2 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.62%) SAP PI
11 1 (0.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.32%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.07%) Clustering
3 12 (7.45%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.97%) NHS
5 7 (4.35%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.48%) EqualLogic
7 4 (2.48%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.48%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.86%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.86%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.86%) User Experience
9 2 (1.24%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.24%) EPoS
9 2 (1.24%) FMCG
9 2 (1.24%) HP Storage
9 2 (1.24%) Statistics
9 2 (1.24%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 51 (31.68%) Windows
2 36 (22.36%) Unix
3 34 (21.12%) Linux
4 13 (8.07%) AIX
4 13 (8.07%) Solaris
5 11 (6.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (5.59%) Windows 8
6 9 (5.59%) Windows XP
7 8 (4.97%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (4.97%) Windows Server
8 5 (3.11%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.24%) Android
9 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.98%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (21.12%) ITIL
3 28 (17.39%) Project Management
4 27 (16.77%) Problem Management
5 22 (13.66%) Workflow
6 18 (11.18%) CRM
7 14 (8.70%) Change Control
7 14 (8.70%) Scrum
7 14 (8.70%) Test Scripting
7 14 (8.70%) Time Management
8 13 (8.07%) PRINCE2
9 12 (7.45%) Line Management
9 12 (7.45%) Process Improvement
9 12 (7.45%) Process Management
9 12 (7.45%) Waterfall
10 11 (6.83%) Migration
10 11 (6.83%) Service Delivery
11 10 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (4.97%) Coaching
12 8 (4.97%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 56 (34.78%) SQL
2 35 (21.74%) Java
3 25 (15.53%) Perl
4 24 (14.91%) Bash Shell
5 17 (10.56%) Shell Script
6 16 (9.94%) C#
6 16 (9.94%) JavaScript
7 11 (6.83%) PHP
8 9 (5.59%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.48%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.48%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.24%) C
10 2 (1.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (10.56%) Degree
2 11 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.35%) MCSA
4 6 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (3.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.11%) APMP
5 5 (3.11%) CCA
5 5 (3.11%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (3.11%) MCSE
5 5 (3.11%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.48%) SANS
6 4 (2.48%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.86%) ACCA
7 3 (1.86%) CIMA
7 3 (1.86%) CIPD
7 3 (1.86%) CISA
7 3 (1.86%) CISM
8 2 (1.24%) CCEA
8 2 (1.24%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.21%) QA
2 5 (3.11%) PMBOK
2 5 (3.11%) SLA
3 3 (1.86%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.24%) COBIT
4 2 (1.24%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (20.50%) Active Directory
2 32 (19.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.83%) Postfix
3 11 (6.83%) qmail
3 11 (6.83%) Sendmail
4 9 (5.59%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.35%) vSphere
6 5 (3.11%) XenApp
7 4 (2.48%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (1.86%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.86%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (6.83%) Plesk
2 9 (5.59%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.48%) SCCM
4 3 (1.86%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.24%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.24%) vMotion
5 2 (1.24%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.62%) SCOM
6 1 (0.62%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (23.60%) VMware
2 35 (21.74%) Oracle
3 31 (19.25%) IBM
4 21 (13.04%) Citrix
5 19 (11.80%) Cisco
6 11 (6.83%) HP
6 11 (6.83%) Red Hat
6 11 (6.83%) SAP
7 6 (3.73%) Adobe
7 6 (3.73%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.48%) iManage
9 3 (1.86%) Cognos
9 3 (1.86%) Sage
9 3 (1.86%) Splunk
10 2 (1.24%) AppSense
10 2 (1.24%) BMC
10 2 (1.24%) Kofax
10 2 (1.24%) Lotus
10 2 (1.24%) NetIQ
10 2 (1.24%) Telerik
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