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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 10 17
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 105 114 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 19.66% 19.76% 12.39%
As % of the Vendors category 33.12% 36.77% 20.90%
Number of salaries quoted 83 73 40
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,200 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,000 £60,250
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
317 310 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 59.36% 53.73% 59.29%
Number of salaries quoted 239 233 174
Average salary £48,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,750 £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 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 105 (47.09%) Windows
2 83 (37.22%) SQL Server
3 72 (32.29%) SQL
4 70 (31.39%) MS Excel
5 66 (29.60%) SharePoint
6 64 (28.70%) .NET
7 55 (24.66%) MS Office
7 55 (24.66%) Active Directory
8 51 (22.87%) ASP.NET
9 48 (21.52%) C#
10 44 (19.73%) Project Management
11 43 (19.28%) ITIL
12 42 (18.83%) MS Exchange
12 42 (18.83%) Linux
13 40 (17.94%) CRM
13 40 (17.94%) HTML
14 39 (17.49%) VMware
15 38 (17.04%) JavaScript
15 38 (17.04%) Dynamics CRM
16 37 (16.59%) IIS
17 35 (15.70%) SQL Server 2008
18 34 (15.25%) Workflow
18 34 (15.25%) Oracle
19 33 (14.80%) WAN
19 33 (14.80%) HP
19 33 (14.80%) Problem Management
20 32 (14.35%) Finance
21 31 (13.90%) Citrix
21 31 (13.90%) Cisco
21 31 (13.90%) IBM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 66 (29.60%) SharePoint
2 42 (18.83%) MS Exchange
3 37 (16.59%) IIS
4 24 (10.76%) WebSphere
5 22 (9.87%) Lync
5 22 (9.87%) WebSphere Application Server
6 21 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (6.73%) Tomcat
8 13 (5.83%) MQSeries
8 13 (5.83%) IBM HTTP Server
9 12 (5.38%) WorkSite
10 11 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (3.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (3.59%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (2.69%) Content Management Server
13 6 (2.69%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (2.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 70 (31.39%) MS Excel
2 55 (24.66%) MS Office
3 13 (5.83%) MS Project
4 5 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 38 (17.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (4.48%) Agresso
3 8 (3.59%) Maximo
4 7 (3.14%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.90%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.90%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.42%) Office 365
2 9 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.59%) SaaS
4 6 (2.69%) PaaS
4 6 (2.69%) IaaS
5 3 (1.35%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.45%) Yammer
7 1 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.80%) WAN
2 28 (12.56%) LAN
3 18 (8.07%) Firewall
4 16 (7.17%) TCP/IP
5 15 (6.73%) FTP
5 15 (6.73%) HTTP
6 11 (4.93%) MPLS
7 10 (4.48%) VPN
7 10 (4.48%) Internet
8 9 (4.04%) SAN
9 8 (3.59%) DSL
10 7 (3.14%) DNS
10 7 (3.14%) Unified Communications
11 6 (2.69%) BIG-IP
12 5 (2.24%) PBX
12 5 (2.24%) DHCP
13 3 (1.35%) VoIP
13 3 (1.35%) Wireless
13 3 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
14 2 (0.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (37.22%) SQL Server
2 35 (15.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (8.97%) Relational Database
4 18 (8.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (6.73%) Oracle Database
6 14 (6.28%) DB2
7 13 (5.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (5.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 11 (4.93%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (2.24%) Big Data
10 5 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.79%) Oracle9i Database
11 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.90%) MySQL
12 2 (0.90%) NonStop SQL
13 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.45%) ActiveReports
13 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.14%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.69%) NUnit
3 6 (2.69%) MSTest
3 6 (2.69%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (2.69%) Moq
4 4 (1.79%) Toad
5 1 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 32 (14.35%) Finance
2 25 (11.21%) Retail
3 10 (4.48%) Publishing
4 5 (2.24%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.79%) Marketing
6 2 (0.90%) Legal
6 2 (0.90%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 55 (24.66%) Analyst
2 40 (17.94%) Developer
3 36 (16.14%) Project Manager
3 36 (16.14%) Support Analyst
4 24 (10.76%) .NET Developer
5 22 (9.87%) Consultant
6 17 (7.62%) Architect
6 17 (7.62%) Senior Developer
7 15 (6.73%) Senior .NET Developer
8 13 (5.83%) Operations Analyst
8 13 (5.83%) Operations Support Analyst
8 13 (5.83%) Applications Support
9 12 (5.38%) Support Engineer
9 12 (5.38%) ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (4.48%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (4.04%) Infrastructure Manager
12 8 (3.59%) Administrator
12 8 (3.59%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 7 (3.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 7 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (28.70%) .NET
2 51 (22.87%) ASP.NET
3 40 (17.94%) HTML
4 26 (11.66%) CSS
5 18 (8.07%) Middleware
6 16 (7.17%) JDBC
7 15 (6.73%) J2EE
8 12 (5.38%) WCF
9 9 (4.04%) jQuery
10 7 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (2.69%) Spring.NET
11 6 (2.69%) SAP Business Workflow
11 6 (2.69%) WPF
11 6 (2.69%) Castle Windsor
11 6 (2.69%) Ninject
11 6 (2.69%) Razor View Engine
11 6 (2.69%) Unity DI Container
11 6 (2.69%) WinForms
12 5 (2.24%) XML
13 4 (1.79%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (4.04%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.59%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.14%) User Experience
4 7 (3.14%) Visualisation
5 6 (2.69%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (2.69%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.69%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.24%) Replication
6 5 (2.24%) iPad
7 4 (1.79%) PKI
7 4 (1.79%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.35%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.90%) Tandem
9 2 (0.90%) AS400
9 2 (0.90%) DTV
9 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.45%) Social Media
10 1 (0.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 105 (47.09%) Windows
2 42 (18.83%) Linux
3 28 (12.56%) Windows 7
4 21 (9.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (9.42%) UNIX
5 20 (8.97%) Solaris
6 17 (7.62%) Windows XP
7 16 (7.17%) AIX
8 15 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (4.48%) Android
11 5 (2.24%) Mac OS
11 5 (2.24%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.24%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.79%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.45%) CentOS
13 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.73%) Project Management
2 43 (19.28%) ITIL
3 40 (17.94%) CRM
4 34 (15.25%) Workflow
5 33 (14.80%) Problem Management
6 27 (12.11%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (11.21%) Process Management
8 23 (10.31%) PRINCE2
9 18 (8.07%) Configuration Management
10 17 (7.62%) E-Commerce
11 15 (6.73%) Asset Management
11 15 (6.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (6.28%) Scrum
13 13 (5.83%) Coaching
14 12 (5.38%) Practice Management
14 12 (5.38%) Service Management
15 11 (4.93%) Performance Management
15 11 (4.93%) Data Protection
15 11 (4.93%) Document Management
16 10 (4.48%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (32.29%) SQL
2 48 (21.52%) C#
3 38 (17.04%) JavaScript
4 19 (8.52%) Java
5 14 (6.28%) Perl
5 14 (6.28%) Bash Shell
6 11 (4.93%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.14%) C
7 7 (3.14%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.24%) VB
9 4 (1.79%) VBScript
10 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.45%) XAML
11 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (12.11%) Degree
2 26 (11.66%) SC Cleared
2 26 (11.66%) Security Cleared
3 15 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 11 (4.93%) MCSE
5 11 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.59%) CCNA
7 6 (2.69%) MCSA
7 6 (2.69%) MCP
8 5 (2.24%) CCNP
9 4 (1.79%) MCDST
9 4 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.79%) PMP
9 4 (1.79%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.35%) MCITP
11 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.90%) CISSP
11 2 (0.90%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.45%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.35%) SLA
1 3 (1.35%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (24.66%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.62%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.04%) vSphere
5 6 (2.69%) Xen
5 6 (2.69%) NLBS
6 5 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.35%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.35%) XenServer
7 3 (1.35%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.90%) XenApp
8 2 (0.90%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 2 (0.90%) vCloud
8 2 (0.90%) ACF2
8 2 (0.90%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.90%) RACF
8 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.45%) NFS
9 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (4.93%) SCCM
2 8 (3.59%) WSUS
3 5 (2.24%) Data Guard
4 4 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.79%) SCOM
5 3 (1.35%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.90%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.90%) Novell Identity Manager
6 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 39 (17.49%) VMware
2 34 (15.25%) Oracle
3 33 (14.80%) HP
4 31 (13.90%) Cisco
4 31 (13.90%) IBM
4 31 (13.90%) Citrix
5 15 (6.73%) SAP
5 15 (6.73%) CheckPoint
6 9 (4.04%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.14%) Nintex
8 6 (2.69%) Meraki
8 6 (2.69%) Sun
8 6 (2.69%) Kofax
9 5 (2.24%) LANDesk
9 5 (2.24%) ProCurve
9 5 (2.24%) MobileIron
10 4 (1.79%) McAfee
11 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.90%) NetIQ
11 2 (0.90%) Websense
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