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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 169 57 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 31.12% 14.88% 18.13%
As % of the Vendors category 50.75% 27.40% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 111 49 47
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
333 208 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 61.33% 54.31% 66.13%
Number of salaries quoted 225 150 149
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £60,000 £62,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +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 22 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 186 (50.54%) MS Excel
2 173 (47.01%) Windows
3 147 (39.95%) MS Office
4 107 (29.08%) SQL
5 106 (28.80%) VMware
6 103 (27.99%) Active Directory
7 100 (27.17%) Finance
8 92 (25.00%) Retail
9 83 (22.55%) VMware Infrastructure
10 80 (21.74%) MS Exchange
11 77 (20.92%) ITIL
12 73 (19.84%) SQL Server
13 70 (19.02%) Hyper-V
14 67 (18.21%) Lync
15 65 (17.66%) Degree
15 65 (17.66%) E-Commerce
16 63 (17.12%) Manufacturing
16 63 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
17 61 (16.58%) Linux
17 61 (16.58%) LAN
17 61 (16.58%) Cisco
17 61 (16.58%) Microsoft Certification
18 58 (15.76%) Change Management
18 58 (15.76%) Windows Server 2008
19 57 (15.49%) Firewall
20 56 (15.22%) C#
21 52 (14.13%) Project Management
22 51 (13.86%) Cisco Certification
22 51 (13.86%) IBM
22 51 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 80 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 67 (18.21%) Lync
3 43 (11.68%) SharePoint
4 38 (10.33%) IIS
5 33 (8.97%) WebSphere
5 33 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 33 (8.97%) Tomcat
6 32 (8.70%) IBM HTTP Server
6 32 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 32 (8.70%) MQSeries
6 32 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 30 (8.15%) CMS
8 24 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.63%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (1.36%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.82%) SAS
13 2 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 186 (50.54%) MS Excel
2 147 (39.95%) MS Office
3 10 (2.72%) MS Project
4 6 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.09%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.27%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) SalesLogix
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 44 (11.96%) Office 365
2 33 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (7.61%) PaaS
4 18 (4.89%) IaaS
5 15 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.63%) Google Apps
8 5 (1.36%) SaaS
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 61 (16.58%) LAN
2 57 (15.49%) Firewall
3 41 (11.14%) WAN
4 40 (10.87%) DNS
5 38 (10.33%) HTTP
6 33 (8.97%) FTP
7 30 (8.15%) SAN
8 23 (6.25%) DHCP
9 17 (4.62%) VPN
10 16 (4.35%) TCP/IP
11 15 (4.08%) MPLS
12 11 (2.99%) iSCSI
12 11 (2.99%) PBX
13 9 (2.45%) Ethernet
14 8 (2.17%) VoIP
14 8 (2.17%) Network Security
15 7 (1.90%) NAS
16 6 (1.63%) ISDN
16 6 (1.63%) VLAN
17 5 (1.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (19.84%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.70%) DB2
3 10 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.54%) MS Access
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.27%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.63%) Visual Studio
1 6 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Blend
2 2 (0.54%) Subversion
2 2 (0.54%) NUnit
General
1 100 (27.17%) Finance
2 92 (25.00%) Retail
3 63 (17.12%) Manufacturing
4 28 (7.61%) Marketing
5 18 (4.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 16 (4.35%) Legal
7 13 (3.53%) Law
8 7 (1.90%) Advertising
9 5 (1.36%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.54%) Back Office
10 2 (0.54%) Electronics
10 2 (0.54%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 96 (26.09%) Analyst
2 46 (12.50%) Architect
3 45 (12.23%) Support Analyst
4 42 (11.41%) Consultant
5 37 (10.05%) Support Engineer
6 34 (9.24%) Operations Analyst
7 31 (8.42%) Operations Support Analyst
8 30 (8.15%) Developer
9 26 (7.07%) Junior
10 25 (6.79%) Team Leader
11 22 (5.98%) Technical Consultant
12 19 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (5.16%) Technical Support
13 18 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support
13 18 (4.89%) Project Engineer
14 17 (4.62%) IT Architect
14 17 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
15 15 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 15 (4.08%) Business Analyst
16 14 (3.80%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.51%) .NET
2 33 (8.97%) JDBC
2 33 (8.97%) J2EE
2 33 (8.97%) Middleware
3 25 (6.79%) HTML
4 24 (6.52%) CSS
5 19 (5.16%) ASP.NET
6 16 (4.35%) Web Services
7 12 (3.26%) COM
8 10 (2.72%) WCF
9 9 (2.45%) .NET Framework
9 9 (2.45%) jQuery
10 6 (1.63%) XHTML
10 6 (1.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (1.36%) RESTful
11 5 (1.36%) LAMP
12 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.82%) HTML5
12 3 (0.82%) XML
13 2 (0.54%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 63 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.43%) Mathematics
3 18 (4.89%) Visualisation
4 17 (4.62%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.08%) Clustering
6 9 (2.45%) PKI
7 6 (1.63%) Handset
8 5 (1.36%) CMDB
8 5 (1.36%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.09%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.09%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.09%) PMI
9 4 (1.09%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.82%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.82%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.82%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.82%) Replication
11 2 (0.54%) AS400
11 2 (0.54%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 173 (47.01%) Windows
2 61 (16.58%) Linux
3 58 (15.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (9.24%) UNIX
5 34 (9.24%) Solaris
6 33 (8.97%) AIX
7 28 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (4.62%) Windows XP
9 16 (4.35%) Windows 7
10 14 (3.80%) Windows Vista
11 13 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.90%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.63%) VMS
14 3 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.82%) HPUX
15 2 (0.54%) Android
16 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (20.92%) ITIL
2 65 (17.66%) E-Commerce
3 58 (15.76%) Change Management
4 52 (14.13%) Project Management
5 38 (10.33%) Time Management
6 28 (7.61%) Mentoring
7 24 (6.52%) Migration
8 22 (5.98%) Information Security
9 21 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 21 (5.71%) Problem Management
10 20 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (5.16%) Coaching
12 17 (4.62%) UML
13 16 (4.35%) Network Design
14 15 (4.08%) Network Management
14 15 (4.08%) Practice Management
14 15 (4.08%) Analytics
15 14 (3.80%) PRINCE2
16 12 (3.26%) CRM
17 11 (2.99%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (29.08%) SQL
2 56 (15.22%) C#
3 39 (10.60%) Java
4 35 (9.51%) T-SQL
5 21 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 20 (5.43%) C
6 20 (5.43%) JavaScript
6 20 (5.43%) Perl
7 14 (3.80%) VBA
8 11 (2.99%) VB
9 6 (1.63%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.82%) PHP
10 3 (0.82%) C++
11 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.27%) X++
12 1 (0.27%) VBScript
12 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (17.66%) Degree
2 61 (16.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (13.86%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (11.41%) CCNA
4 42 (11.41%) MCITP
5 35 (9.51%) MCSE
6 26 (7.07%) CCNP
7 19 (5.16%) MCSA
8 15 (4.08%) MCP
9 14 (3.80%) MCTS
10 13 (3.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (2.45%) NCDA
12 8 (2.17%) NCIE
13 7 (1.90%) VCAP
13 7 (1.90%) ISEB
14 5 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (1.36%) PMI Certification
15 4 (1.09%) A+ Certification
16 3 (0.82%) CCA
16 3 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.71%) SLA
2 6 (1.63%) QA
3 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 103 (27.99%) Active Directory
2 83 (22.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (19.02%) Hyper-V
4 26 (7.07%) XenApp
5 25 (6.79%) vSphere
6 21 (5.71%) VMware ESX
7 20 (5.43%) XenDesktop
8 15 (4.08%) XenServer
9 14 (3.80%) Terminal Services
10 12 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.27%) Squid
13 1 (0.27%) RACF
13 1 (0.27%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 31 (8.42%) SCCM
2 10 (2.72%) SCOM
3 6 (1.63%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.36%) Puppet
4 5 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.09%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.09%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.54%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.27%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 106 (28.80%) VMware
2 61 (16.58%) Cisco
3 51 (13.86%) IBM
4 47 (12.77%) Citrix
5 43 (11.68%) HP
6 37 (10.05%) Oracle
7 29 (7.88%) CheckPoint
8 20 (5.43%) Red Hat
9 17 (4.62%) NetApp
10 16 (4.35%) ProCurve
11 14 (3.80%) EMC
12 11 (2.99%) Adobe
13 10 (2.72%) Dell
14 9 (2.45%) Rackspace
15 7 (1.90%) Symantec
16 6 (1.63%) McAfee
16 6 (1.63%) Google
17 5 (1.36%) BMC
17 5 (1.36%) CA
18 4 (1.09%) Sage
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