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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 113 126 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 23.84% 23.25% 31.12%
As % of the Vendors category 45.56% 39.01% 51.52%
Number of salaries quoted 90 93 111
Median salary £47,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,395 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median 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
248 323 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 52.32% 59.59% 60.41%
Number of salaries quoted 204 257 220
Median salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £100,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of job ads across the Watford region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 September 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 90 (44.12%) MS Excel
2 79 (38.73%) SQL
3 67 (32.84%) SQL Server
4 56 (27.45%) Windows
5 53 (25.98%) Active Directory
6 47 (23.04%) Linux
7 45 (22.06%) MS Office
8 44 (21.57%) VMware
9 43 (21.08%) ITIL
10 40 (19.61%) .NET
11 39 (19.12%) DNS
11 39 (19.12%) Degree
12 38 (18.63%) VPN
13 37 (18.14%) CRM
14 36 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
15 34 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
16 33 (16.18%) Firewall
17 32 (15.69%) DHCP
17 32 (15.69%) MS PowerPoint
18 31 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
18 31 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
19 30 (14.71%) Windows Server
20 29 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
20 29 (14.22%) T-SQL
20 29 (14.22%) Project Management
21 28 (13.73%) Management Information System
21 28 (13.73%) Data Centre
22 27 (13.24%) Office 365
23 26 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
23 26 (12.75%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (11.76%) Skype for Business
2 18 (8.82%) MS Exchange
3 17 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.88%) CMS
5 6 (2.94%) MS Project Server
6 5 (2.45%) SugarCRM
7 4 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.47%) Drupal
9 2 (0.98%) IIS
10 1 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 90 (44.12%) MS Excel
2 45 (22.06%) MS Office
3 32 (15.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (5.88%) MS Project
5 9 (4.41%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 36 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (7.35%) SAP BPC
3 5 (2.45%) Sage CRM
3 5 (2.45%) Scribe Insight
4 2 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.98%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.49%) BPCS
5 1 (0.49%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.24%) Office 365
2 14 (6.86%) SaaS
3 13 (6.37%) PaaS
4 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.47%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.49%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (19.12%) DNS
2 38 (18.63%) VPN
3 33 (16.18%) Firewall
4 32 (15.69%) DHCP
5 18 (8.82%) Remote Desktop
6 17 (8.33%) Network Security
7 15 (7.35%) LAN
7 15 (7.35%) TCP/IP
7 15 (7.35%) WAN
8 13 (6.37%) ISDN
8 13 (6.37%) MPLS
8 13 (6.37%) PBX
8 13 (6.37%) VLAN
8 13 (6.37%) VoIP
9 10 (4.90%) IPsec
9 10 (4.90%) SSH
10 7 (3.43%) Skype
11 5 (2.45%) SAN
11 5 (2.45%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (32.84%) SQL Server
2 34 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (9.80%) MS Access
4 18 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (7.84%) Power BI
6 16 (7.84%) SAP Data Services
6 16 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (7.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (7.35%) SAP BW
8 10 (4.90%) MySQL
8 10 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.47%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.47%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.49%) DB2
11 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (12.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.92%) Subversion
4 5 (2.45%) NeoLoad
5 4 (1.96%) ClearQuest
5 4 (1.96%) JIRA
5 4 (1.96%) LoadRunner
General
1 20 (9.80%) Finance
2 18 (8.82%) Manufacturing
3 15 (7.35%) Retail
4 6 (2.94%) Games
5 5 (2.45%) Marketing
6 4 (1.96%) Back Office
6 4 (1.96%) Military
6 4 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.47%) Banking
8 2 (0.98%) Electronics
8 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.98%) German Language
8 2 (0.98%) Legal
8 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.49%) Automotive
9 1 (0.49%) French Language
9 1 (0.49%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.49%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.49%) Publishing
9 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (20.10%) Analyst
2 35 (17.16%) Support Engineer
3 26 (12.75%) Developer
4 23 (11.27%) Microsoft Developer
5 21 (10.29%) Support Analyst
6 16 (7.84%) Architect
6 16 (7.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 16 (7.84%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 15 (7.35%) Linux Engineer
7 15 (7.35%) Linux Support
7 15 (7.35%) Linux Support Engineer
8 14 (6.86%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (6.86%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (6.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 13 (6.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (4.90%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (4.41%) Consultant
11 9 (4.41%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (4.41%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (19.61%) .NET
2 22 (10.78%) ASP.NET
3 18 (8.82%) Web Services
4 16 (7.84%) MDX
4 16 (7.84%) REST
4 16 (7.84%) SOAP
5 13 (6.37%) HTML
6 11 (5.39%) CSS
7 8 (3.92%) Ajax
7 8 (3.92%) CSS3
7 8 (3.92%) DHTML
7 8 (3.92%) jQuery
8 5 (2.45%) LINQ
9 4 (1.96%) Classic ASP
9 4 (1.96%) JFC
10 2 (0.98%) COM
10 2 (0.98%) Middleware
10 2 (0.98%) XML
11 1 (0.49%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.49%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 28 (13.73%) Management Information System
3 25 (12.25%) NHS
4 18 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 18 (8.82%) Mathematics
5 10 (4.90%) PACS
6 5 (2.45%) Cybercrime
6 5 (2.45%) Handset
6 5 (2.45%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.96%) PKI
8 3 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.98%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.49%) AS400
10 1 (0.49%) Clustering
10 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.49%) Social Media
10 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 56 (27.45%) Windows
2 47 (23.04%) Linux
3 30 (14.71%) Windows Server
4 26 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (12.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (11.76%) Unix
7 19 (9.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (6.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (6.37%) Windows 7
10 9 (4.41%) Windows 10
11 6 (2.94%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.45%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.98%) Android
13 2 (0.98%) Solaris
14 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.08%) ITIL
2 37 (18.14%) CRM
3 31 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (14.22%) Project Management
5 24 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 22 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (10.78%) E-Commerce
6 22 (10.78%) PRINCE2
7 20 (9.80%) Time Management
8 19 (9.31%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (9.31%) Workflow
9 18 (8.82%) Mentoring
10 17 (8.33%) ETL
11 16 (7.84%) Data Modelling
11 16 (7.84%) Database Tuning
11 16 (7.84%) ETL Development
12 15 (7.35%) Coaching
12 15 (7.35%) ERP
13 14 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (6.86%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 79 (38.73%) SQL
2 29 (14.22%) T-SQL
3 25 (12.25%) C#
4 21 (10.29%) JavaScript
5 20 (9.80%) VBA
6 17 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 16 (7.84%) C
8 14 (6.86%) Shell Script
9 10 (4.90%) Perl
9 10 (4.90%) Python
10 7 (3.43%) Java
11 5 (2.45%) VB
12 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.49%) C++
13 1 (0.49%) PHP
13 1 (0.49%) RPG
13 1 (0.49%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 39 (19.12%) Degree
2 22 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (6.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (5.88%) MCSA
5 11 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.90%) CCNA
7 7 (3.43%) MCSE
8 6 (2.94%) CISA
8 6 (2.94%) CISM
8 6 (2.94%) CISSP
9 5 (2.45%) MCP
9 5 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.96%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.96%) CCNP
10 4 (1.96%) CEH
10 4 (1.96%) SSCP
10 4 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.47%) MCDBA
12 2 (0.98%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.92%) SLA
3 6 (2.94%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.45%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 53 (25.98%) Active Directory
2 31 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.82%) Terminal Services
4 13 (6.37%) VMware ESX
5 8 (3.92%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.45%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (2.45%) vSphere
7 3 (1.47%) XenApp
7 3 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.45%) SCCM
2 4 (1.96%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.47%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.49%) Nagios
4 1 (0.49%) Nessus
4 1 (0.49%) Simpana
4 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 44 (21.57%) VMware
2 26 (12.75%) SAP
3 24 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 23 (11.27%) Oracle
5 20 (9.80%) Cisco
6 16 (7.84%) Cognos
6 16 (7.84%) IBM
7 13 (6.37%) Citrix
8 10 (4.90%) Sybase
9 9 (4.41%) Planview
10 8 (3.92%) HP
11 6 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (2.45%) Sage
12 5 (2.45%) Telerik
12 5 (2.45%) Veeam
13 4 (1.96%) NetApp
14 3 (1.47%) Dell
15 2 (0.98%) Adobe
15 2 (0.98%) Apple
15 2 (0.98%) Sun
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