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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 118 81 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 22.22% 20.25% 12.84%
As % of the Vendors category 38.82% 37.85% 25.62%
Number of salaries quoted 91 52 37
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £48,500
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
304 214 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 57.25% 53.50% 50.10%
Number of salaries quoted 202 155 155
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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 23 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 114 (43.51%) Windows
2 102 (38.93%) MS Excel
3 81 (30.92%) MS Office
4 76 (29.01%) SQL
4 76 (29.01%) SharePoint
5 71 (27.10%) SQL Server
6 70 (26.72%) Active Directory
7 61 (23.28%) Finance
8 57 (21.76%) VMware
9 54 (20.61%) ITIL
10 53 (20.23%) C#
11 50 (19.08%) .NET
11 50 (19.08%) Degree
12 49 (18.70%) Retail
12 49 (18.70%) Project Management
13 47 (17.94%) Linux
13 47 (17.94%) MS Exchange
14 43 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
15 40 (15.27%) HTML
15 40 (15.27%) IIS
16 38 (14.50%) Cisco
17 37 (14.12%) IBM
18 35 (13.36%) JavaScript
18 35 (13.36%) E-Commerce
19 34 (12.98%) UNIX
19 34 (12.98%) CSS
20 32 (12.21%) Oracle
21 31 (11.83%) Solaris
21 31 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
22 30 (11.45%) PRINCE2

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 76 (29.01%) SharePoint
2 47 (17.94%) MS Exchange
3 40 (15.27%) IIS
4 29 (11.07%) Lync
5 24 (9.16%) WebSphere
6 21 (8.02%) WebSphere Application Server
7 20 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 20 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (7.25%) Tomcat
8 19 (7.25%) MQSeries
8 19 (7.25%) IBM HTTP Server
9 16 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (4.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (4.20%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (2.67%) WorkSite
13 7 (2.67%) WebLogic
14 6 (2.29%) CMS
15 5 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (1.91%) OpenStack
Applications
1 102 (38.93%) MS Excel
2 81 (30.92%) MS Office
3 11 (4.20%) MS Project
4 6 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.38%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 25 (9.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (7.25%) Agresso
3 3 (1.15%) SalesLogix
4 2 (0.76%) Maximo
4 2 (0.76%) CA Clarity
5 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (5.73%) Office 365
3 11 (4.20%) SaaS
4 10 (3.82%) PaaS
4 10 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (3.05%) IaaS
5 8 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.29%) Google Apps
7 5 (1.91%) Terremark
8 1 (0.38%) GitHub
8 1 (0.38%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.31%) WAN
2 22 (8.40%) Firewall
3 21 (8.02%) FTP
4 19 (7.25%) HTTP
5 18 (6.87%) DNS
6 17 (6.49%) LAN
7 16 (6.11%) SAN
8 15 (5.73%) Internet
8 15 (5.73%) DHCP
9 13 (4.96%) TCP/IP
10 11 (4.20%) VPN
11 9 (3.44%) MPLS
12 6 (2.29%) VoIP
13 5 (1.91%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.91%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.91%) Intranet
14 4 (1.53%) Wireless
15 3 (1.15%) VLAN
15 3 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
15 3 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (27.10%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (7.25%) DB2
4 12 (4.58%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.82%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.15%) NonStop SQL
10 3 (1.15%) Big Data
11 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.76%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.76%) ActiveReports
11 2 (0.76%) Cognos Query Studio
11 2 (0.76%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 15 (5.73%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.53%) Toad
2 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.76%) JIRA
4 1 (0.38%) PowerBuilder
General
1 61 (23.28%) Finance
2 49 (18.70%) Retail
3 22 (8.40%) Manufacturing
4 13 (4.96%) Law
5 5 (1.91%) Marketing
5 5 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.15%) Publishing
7 2 (0.76%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Front Office
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 74 (28.24%) Analyst
2 45 (17.18%) Support Analyst
3 34 (12.98%) Project Manager
4 29 (11.07%) Developer
5 26 (9.92%) Applications Support
6 21 (8.02%) Architect
7 20 (7.63%) Operations Analyst
8 19 (7.25%) Team Leader
8 19 (7.25%) Consultant
9 18 (6.87%) Operations Support Analyst
10 17 (6.49%) Support Engineer
11 15 (5.73%) Business Analyst
12 14 (5.34%) Infrastructure Manager
13 13 (4.96%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 11 (4.20%) Cloud Architect
14 11 (4.20%) Administrator
14 11 (4.20%) Junior
15 10 (3.82%) Senior Developer
15 10 (3.82%) Applications Support Analyst
16 9 (3.44%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (19.08%) .NET
2 40 (15.27%) HTML
3 34 (12.98%) CSS
4 30 (11.45%) ASP.NET
5 28 (10.69%) Middleware
6 22 (8.40%) J2EE
6 22 (8.40%) JDBC
7 11 (4.20%) COM
8 10 (3.82%) jQuery
9 5 (1.91%) RESTful
9 5 (1.91%) LAMP
9 5 (1.91%) Web Services
10 4 (1.53%) SAP Business Workflow
11 3 (1.15%) Ajax
11 3 (1.15%) SailPoint
11 3 (1.15%) XML
11 3 (1.15%) XSL
11 3 (1.15%) XSLT
12 2 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.76%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.87%) Mathematics
3 6 (2.29%) Handset
3 6 (2.29%) Replication
4 5 (1.91%) Fat Client
4 5 (1.91%) CMDB
4 5 (1.91%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.53%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.53%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.53%) iPad
5 4 (1.53%) PKI
6 3 (1.15%) Tandem
6 3 (1.15%) AS400
6 3 (1.15%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.15%) User Experience
7 2 (0.76%) EPoS
7 2 (0.76%) Clustering
7 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 114 (43.51%) Windows
2 47 (17.94%) Linux
3 34 (12.98%) UNIX
4 31 (11.83%) Solaris
5 24 (9.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (8.40%) AIX
7 21 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (6.49%) Windows 7
9 16 (6.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (4.96%) Windows XP
11 9 (3.44%) Android
11 9 (3.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.29%) VMS
12 6 (2.29%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.91%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.91%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.91%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.91%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.38%) OS/400
14 1 (0.38%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (20.61%) ITIL
2 49 (18.70%) Project Management
3 35 (13.36%) E-Commerce
4 30 (11.45%) PRINCE2
5 28 (10.69%) Workflow
6 27 (10.31%) CRM
6 27 (10.31%) Change Management
7 25 (9.54%) Problem Management
8 18 (6.87%) Process Management
9 14 (5.34%) UML
9 14 (5.34%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (4.96%) Business Analysis
10 13 (4.96%) Analytics
11 12 (4.58%) Practice Management
11 12 (4.58%) Time Management
11 12 (4.58%) Asset Management
12 11 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (3.82%) Mentoring
14 9 (3.44%) Coaching
14 9 (3.44%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 76 (29.01%) SQL
2 53 (20.23%) C#
3 35 (13.36%) JavaScript
4 29 (11.07%) Java
5 21 (8.02%) Perl
6 19 (7.25%) Bash Shell
6 19 (7.25%) T-SQL
7 17 (6.49%) C
8 4 (1.53%) VBScript
8 4 (1.53%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.53%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.15%) VB
9 3 (1.15%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.76%) PHP
10 2 (0.76%) VBA
10 2 (0.76%) AWK
10 2 (0.76%) Korn
11 1 (0.38%) Ruby
11 1 (0.38%) RPG
11 1 (0.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 50 (19.08%) Degree
2 30 (11.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (9.54%) SC Cleared
3 25 (9.54%) Security Cleared
4 19 (7.25%) MCSE
5 17 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (6.11%) CCNP
7 15 (5.73%) MCSA
8 13 (4.96%) CCNA
9 12 (4.58%) MCITP
10 10 (3.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (3.44%) MCP
12 8 (3.05%) PMP
12 8 (3.05%) PMI Certification
13 7 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.91%) MCTS
14 5 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (1.53%) ISEB
15 4 (1.53%) MCDST
16 2 (0.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.29%) SLA
1 6 (2.29%) QA
System Software
1 70 (26.72%) Active Directory
2 43 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (11.07%) Hyper-V
4 16 (6.11%) vSphere
5 12 (4.58%) XenApp
6 9 (3.44%) Terminal Services
7 8 (3.05%) VMware ESX
7 8 (3.05%) XenServer
7 8 (3.05%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.29%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.15%) ACF2
9 3 (1.15%) RACF
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.76%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 2 (0.76%) NLBS
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.76%) Xen
11 1 (0.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (3.82%) Tivoli
2 9 (3.44%) SCCM
3 5 (1.91%) Puppet
3 5 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.91%) SCOM
4 4 (1.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 3 (1.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.76%) Novell Identity Manager
6 2 (0.76%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.76%) WSUS
7 1 (0.38%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 57 (21.76%) VMware
2 38 (14.50%) Cisco
3 37 (14.12%) IBM
4 32 (12.21%) Oracle
5 26 (9.92%) Citrix
5 26 (9.92%) HP
6 9 (3.44%) NetApp
6 9 (3.44%) Sun
7 8 (3.05%) EMC
8 7 (2.67%) CA
8 7 (2.67%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.67%) SAP
9 6 (2.29%) Google
10 5 (1.91%) LANDesk
10 5 (1.91%) Rackspace
10 5 (1.91%) MobileIron
10 5 (1.91%) Nintex
10 5 (1.91%) BMC
11 4 (1.53%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.53%) Remedy
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