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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 1 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 165 219 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 29.89% 36.87% 18.24%
As % of the Vendors category 48.82% 55.73% 30.05%
Number of salaries quoted 110 148 53
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,400
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
338 393 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 61.23% 66.16% 60.69%
Number of salaries quoted 239 271 134
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 28 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 142 (52.21%) Windows
2 109 (40.07%) MS Excel
3 81 (29.78%) VMware
4 80 (29.41%) Active Directory
4 80 (29.41%) MS Office
5 76 (27.94%) SQL
5 76 (27.94%) SQL Server
6 75 (27.57%) ITIL
7 69 (25.37%) Linux
8 68 (25.00%) .NET
9 57 (20.96%) VMware Infrastructure
10 56 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 56 (20.59%) ASP.NET
10 56 (20.59%) MS Exchange
11 48 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
11 48 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 47 (17.28%) C#
12 47 (17.28%) Office 365
12 47 (17.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 47 (17.28%) Data Centre
13 45 (16.54%) Cisco
14 44 (16.18%) IBM
15 42 (15.44%) Amazon AWS
16 39 (14.34%) Problem Management
16 39 (14.34%) Information Security
17 38 (13.97%) SharePoint
18 37 (13.60%) Finance
19 36 (13.24%) HTML
19 36 (13.24%) TCP/IP
20 35 (12.87%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 56 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 38 (13.97%) SharePoint
3 22 (8.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 22 (8.09%) WebSphere
4 16 (5.88%) IIS
5 15 (5.51%) Lync
6 14 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (5.15%) Tomcat
7 13 (4.78%) Apache
7 13 (4.78%) Apache ServiceMix
8 10 (3.68%) OpenStack
8 10 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (2.94%) Content Management Server
11 7 (2.57%) WorkSite
12 6 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (2.21%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 109 (40.07%) MS Excel
2 80 (29.41%) MS Office
3 17 (6.25%) MS Project
4 13 (4.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (3.68%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.74%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.37%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 26 (9.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.31%) Maximo
3 5 (1.84%) CA PPM
4 3 (1.10%) Magento
5 2 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 47 (17.28%) Office 365
2 42 (15.44%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (6.62%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (6.62%) PaaS
5 14 (5.15%) IaaS
6 4 (1.47%) SaaS
7 2 (0.74%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 36 (13.24%) TCP/IP
2 34 (12.50%) LAN
3 33 (12.13%) WAN
4 32 (11.76%) DNS
5 30 (11.03%) Firewall
5 30 (11.03%) DHCP
6 27 (9.93%) VPN
7 14 (5.15%) MPLS
8 13 (4.78%) FTP
9 11 (4.04%) SAN
10 10 (3.68%) NAS
10 10 (3.68%) PBX
11 9 (3.31%) DSL
12 8 (2.94%) iSCSI
12 8 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (2.57%) VoIP
14 5 (1.84%) ISDN
14 5 (1.84%) Unified Communications
14 5 (1.84%) VLAN
15 4 (1.47%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (27.94%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (5.15%) MySQL
4 13 (4.78%) DB2
4 13 (4.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (4.78%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.41%) MongoDB
5 12 (4.41%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.41%) Oracle Database
5 12 (4.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 11 (4.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (3.68%) CouchDB
8 8 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (1.10%) Oracle9i Database
11 3 (1.10%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (4.41%) MSTest
1 12 (4.41%) Rhino Mocks
1 12 (4.41%) Moq
1 12 (4.41%) NUnit
2 6 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.21%) Cucumber
2 6 (2.21%) HP UFT
3 3 (1.10%) Selenium
3 3 (1.10%) JIRA
4 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.37%) Toad
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 37 (13.60%) Finance
2 28 (10.29%) Retail
3 9 (3.31%) Publishing
3 9 (3.31%) Marketing
4 8 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.57%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.21%) Games
7 4 (1.47%) Legal
8 2 (0.74%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 81 (29.78%) Analyst
2 53 (19.49%) Developer
3 50 (18.38%) Support Analyst
4 35 (12.87%) .NET Developer
5 34 (12.50%) Architect
6 31 (11.40%) Support Engineer
7 22 (8.09%) Senior Developer
7 22 (8.09%) Project Manager
8 21 (7.72%) Senior .NET Developer
9 16 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (5.15%) C# Developer
11 13 (4.78%) Consultant
11 13 (4.78%) Operations Analyst
11 13 (4.78%) Cloud Architect
11 13 (4.78%) Operations Support Analyst
12 12 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 10 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (3.68%) Senior Manager
13 10 (3.68%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (25.00%) .NET
2 56 (20.59%) ASP.NET
3 36 (13.24%) HTML
4 25 (9.19%) CSS
5 17 (6.25%) jQuery
6 16 (5.88%) WCF
6 16 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (4.78%) JDBC
7 13 (4.78%) WebSphere MQ
8 12 (4.41%) WPF
8 12 (4.41%) Spring.NET
8 12 (4.41%) Razor View Engine
8 12 (4.41%) Castle Windsor
8 12 (4.41%) Ninject
8 12 (4.41%) Unity DI Container
8 12 (4.41%) WinForms
9 8 (2.94%) Xamarin.iOS
10 6 (2.21%) XML
11 5 (1.84%) COM
11 5 (1.84%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 47 (17.28%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.46%) Management Information System
3 18 (6.62%) Handset
4 16 (5.88%) Mathematics
5 12 (4.41%) Inversion of Control
6 11 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (3.31%) Blackberry
7 9 (3.31%) Replication
7 9 (3.31%) Clustering
8 8 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (2.57%) Public Cloud
9 7 (2.57%) User Experience
10 5 (1.84%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.84%) Social Media
11 4 (1.47%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.47%) Blog
11 4 (1.47%) Data Integration
11 4 (1.47%) Thin Client
12 3 (1.10%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 142 (52.21%) Windows
2 69 (25.37%) Linux
3 56 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (17.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (8.82%) Windows 7
7 23 (8.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (6.25%) Windows XP
9 16 (5.88%) UNIX
10 13 (4.78%) AIX
10 13 (4.78%) Solaris
11 12 (4.41%) Android
12 11 (4.04%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.84%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.47%) VMS
15 1 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (27.57%) ITIL
2 48 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (14.34%) Problem Management
3 39 (14.34%) Information Security
4 35 (12.87%) Project Management
5 28 (10.29%) CRM
6 27 (9.93%) MVC
7 26 (9.56%) PRINCE2
8 23 (8.46%) Mentoring
9 22 (8.09%) Scrum
10 19 (6.99%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (6.99%) Workflow
11 17 (6.25%) Change Management
11 17 (6.25%) TDD
11 17 (6.25%) Coaching
12 16 (5.88%) E-Commerce
13 15 (5.51%) Service Management
13 15 (5.51%) Asset Management
13 15 (5.51%) Incident Management
14 14 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 76 (27.94%) SQL
2 47 (17.28%) C#
3 26 (9.56%) JavaScript
4 19 (6.99%) Java
5 17 (6.25%) C
6 14 (5.15%) T-SQL
6 14 (5.15%) Perl
7 13 (4.78%) Bash Shell
8 8 (2.94%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.21%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.84%) VBA
10 5 (1.84%) VB
11 4 (1.47%) PHP
12 2 (0.74%) VBScript
12 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.37%) XAML
13 1 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (8.09%) Degree
2 14 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (4.04%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.04%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.31%) MCSE
4 9 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.31%) CCNA
5 7 (2.57%) MCP
6 6 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (2.21%) MCSA
7 5 (1.84%) MCITP
8 3 (1.10%) CCNP
8 3 (1.10%) CISA
8 3 (1.10%) CISM
9 2 (0.74%) ACSP
9 2 (0.74%) CCA
9 2 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.37%) CCEA
10 1 (0.37%) RHCE
10 1 (0.37%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.57%) QA
3 5 (1.84%) SLA
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 80 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 57 (20.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (9.19%) Terminal Services
4 19 (6.99%) Hyper-V
5 18 (6.62%) vSphere
5 18 (6.62%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (6.62%) VMware Workstation
6 17 (6.25%) VMware ESX
7 8 (2.94%) vCloud
7 8 (2.94%) VirtualBox
8 7 (2.57%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (2.57%) Xen
9 6 (2.21%) XenApp
10 5 (1.84%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.47%) NLBS
12 1 (0.37%) XenServer
12 1 (0.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (6.62%) SCCM
2 9 (3.31%) WSUS
3 8 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (2.94%) vMotion
3 8 (2.94%) BMC PATROL
4 7 (2.57%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.37%) Puppet
7 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.37%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.37%) SCOM
7 1 (0.37%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 81 (29.78%) VMware
2 45 (16.54%) Cisco
3 44 (16.18%) IBM
4 32 (11.76%) Oracle
4 32 (11.76%) HP
5 31 (11.40%) Citrix
6 25 (9.19%) CheckPoint
7 16 (5.88%) Red Hat
8 10 (3.68%) Xamarin
8 10 (3.68%) SAP
9 9 (3.31%) BMC
10 8 (2.94%) ProCurve
10 8 (2.94%) Tripwire
10 8 (2.94%) McAfee
11 4 (1.47%) Kofax
11 4 (1.47%) NetIQ
12 3 (1.10%) Symantec
12 3 (1.10%) Websense
12 3 (1.10%) Nintex
12 3 (1.10%) Meraki
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