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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 190 55 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 36.47% 14.91% 17.43%
As % of the Vendors category 57.75% 25.58% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 128 51 46
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £56,250
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
329 215 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 63.15% 58.27% 69.71%
Number of salaries quoted 224 153 154
Average salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.23% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Watford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 180 (49.72%) MS Excel
2 173 (47.79%) Windows
3 139 (38.40%) MS Office
4 111 (30.66%) SQL
5 96 (26.52%) VMware
6 94 (25.97%) Finance
7 93 (25.69%) Active Directory
8 83 (22.93%) Retail
9 77 (21.27%) MS Exchange
10 76 (20.99%) VMware Infrastructure
11 74 (20.44%) ITIL
12 72 (19.89%) SQL Server
13 70 (19.34%) Hyper-V
14 69 (19.06%) Lync
15 66 (18.23%) Degree
16 63 (17.40%) LAN
17 62 (17.13%) Linux
18 61 (16.85%) E-Commerce
19 60 (16.57%) Microsoft Certification
20 57 (15.75%) Cisco
20 57 (15.75%) Firewall
20 57 (15.75%) Manufacturing
21 56 (15.47%) Windows Server 2008
22 52 (14.36%) Cisco Certification
23 50 (13.81%) IBM
23 50 (13.81%) C#
24 48 (13.26%) Windows Server 2012
25 46 (12.71%) Citrix
26 44 (12.15%) Change Management
27 43 (11.88%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 77 (21.27%) MS Exchange
2 69 (19.06%) Lync
3 43 (11.88%) SharePoint
4 37 (10.22%) IIS
5 33 (9.12%) Tomcat
5 33 (9.12%) WebSphere
6 32 (8.84%) MQSeries
6 32 (8.84%) CMS
6 32 (8.84%) IBM HTTP Server
6 32 (8.84%) WebSphere Application Server
6 32 (8.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 30 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 21 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.93%) SAS
11 6 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.66%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 180 (49.72%) MS Excel
2 139 (38.40%) MS Office
3 8 (2.21%) MS Project
4 7 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.83%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.28%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.28%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) SalesLogix
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 43 (11.88%) Office 365
2 25 (6.91%) PaaS
3 24 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (4.14%) IaaS
5 12 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.83%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.55%) SaaS
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 63 (17.40%) LAN
2 57 (15.75%) Firewall
3 43 (11.88%) WAN
4 38 (10.50%) HTTP
5 37 (10.22%) DNS
6 33 (9.12%) FTP
7 31 (8.56%) SAN
8 21 (5.80%) DHCP
9 20 (5.52%) VPN
10 15 (4.14%) MPLS
11 14 (3.87%) TCP/IP
12 13 (3.59%) iSCSI
13 11 (3.04%) NAS
13 11 (3.04%) PBX
14 8 (2.21%) VoIP
14 8 (2.21%) Network Security
14 8 (2.21%) NetScaler
15 7 (1.93%) Internet
16 6 (1.66%) VLAN
16 6 (1.66%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (19.89%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.84%) DB2
3 9 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.55%) MS Access
8 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.28%) MySQL
8 1 (0.28%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.66%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.83%) Subversion
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (0.55%) NUnit
5 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
General
1 94 (25.97%) Finance
2 83 (22.93%) Retail
3 57 (15.75%) Manufacturing
4 28 (7.73%) Marketing
5 18 (4.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 15 (4.14%) Legal
7 9 (2.49%) Advertising
8 6 (1.66%) Law
9 3 (0.83%) Games
10 2 (0.55%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) Electronics
10 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (26.24%) Analyst
2 45 (12.43%) Architect
3 44 (12.15%) Consultant
3 44 (12.15%) Support Analyst
4 36 (9.94%) Developer
4 36 (9.94%) Support Engineer
5 34 (9.39%) Operations Analyst
6 31 (8.56%) Operations Support Analyst
7 30 (8.29%) Junior
8 24 (6.63%) Technical Consultant
9 20 (5.52%) Technical Engineer
10 19 (5.25%) Project Engineer
10 19 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support
10 19 (5.25%) Technical Support
11 18 (4.97%) 3rd Line Support
12 17 (4.70%) IT Architect
13 16 (4.42%) Team Leader
14 15 (4.14%) Senior Analyst
14 15 (4.14%) Junior Analyst
14 15 (4.14%) Junior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.94%) .NET
2 33 (9.12%) J2EE
2 33 (9.12%) JDBC
3 32 (8.84%) Middleware
4 26 (7.18%) HTML
5 25 (6.91%) ASP.NET
5 25 (6.91%) CSS
6 19 (5.25%) Web Services
7 15 (4.14%) WCF
8 13 (3.59%) .NET Framework
9 12 (3.31%) jQuery
10 10 (2.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 9 (2.49%) XHTML
11 9 (2.49%) COM
12 5 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (1.10%) XML
14 3 (0.83%) HTML5
14 3 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 2 (0.55%) RESTful
15 2 (0.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.97%) Management Information System
1 18 (4.97%) Clustering
1 18 (4.97%) Visualisation
2 16 (4.42%) Mathematics
3 12 (3.31%) PKI
4 5 (1.38%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.10%) EqualLogic
5 4 (1.10%) Handset
5 4 (1.10%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.83%) PMI
6 3 (0.83%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.83%) Smartphone
6 3 (0.83%) Replication
7 2 (0.55%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.55%) Biotechnology
7 2 (0.55%) CMDB
7 2 (0.55%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.55%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (0.55%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.55%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 173 (47.79%) Windows
2 62 (17.13%) Linux
3 56 (15.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (13.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (9.12%) AIX
5 33 (9.12%) UNIX
5 33 (9.12%) Solaris
6 26 (7.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (5.25%) Windows XP
8 17 (4.70%) Windows Vista
9 16 (4.42%) Windows 7
10 11 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.38%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.10%) VMS
13 3 (0.83%) HPUX
13 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.55%) Android
14 2 (0.55%) SUSE
15 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (20.44%) ITIL
2 61 (16.85%) E-Commerce
3 44 (12.15%) Change Management
4 43 (11.88%) Project Management
5 37 (10.22%) Time Management
6 25 (6.91%) Migration
7 23 (6.35%) Network Design
8 20 (5.52%) Information Security
9 18 (4.97%) Problem Management
9 18 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (4.14%) Network Management
10 15 (4.14%) Analytics
11 14 (3.87%) MVC
11 14 (3.87%) PRINCE2
12 12 (3.31%) CRM
12 12 (3.31%) Practice Management
13 11 (3.04%) Marketing Strategy
14 10 (2.76%) OO
14 10 (2.76%) Risk Analysis
15 9 (2.49%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (30.66%) SQL
2 50 (13.81%) C#
3 38 (10.50%) Java
4 28 (7.73%) T-SQL
5 20 (5.52%) JavaScript
6 18 (4.97%) Bash Shell
7 17 (4.70%) Perl
7 17 (4.70%) C
8 15 (4.14%) VBA
9 11 (3.04%) VB
10 6 (1.66%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.83%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.83%) PHP
12 2 (0.55%) C++
13 1 (0.28%) VBScript
13 1 (0.28%) ABAP
13 1 (0.28%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 66 (18.23%) Degree
2 60 (16.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (14.36%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (11.88%) MCITP
4 43 (11.88%) CCNA
5 38 (10.50%) MCSE
6 24 (6.63%) CCNP
7 18 (4.97%) MCP
7 18 (4.97%) MCSA
8 17 (4.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (4.70%) MCTS
9 13 (3.59%) NCDA
10 12 (3.31%) NCIE
11 11 (3.04%) VCAP
12 5 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.38%) ISEB
13 4 (1.10%) A+ Certification
13 4 (1.10%) PMI Certification
13 4 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.83%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.80%) SLA
2 5 (1.38%) QA
3 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (25.69%) Active Directory
2 76 (20.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (19.34%) Hyper-V
4 26 (7.18%) vSphere
5 23 (6.35%) XenApp
6 21 (5.80%) VMware ESX
7 20 (5.52%) XenDesktop
8 15 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (4.14%) Terminal Services
9 12 (3.31%) XenServer
10 9 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.28%) RACF
12 1 (0.28%) ACF2
12 1 (0.28%) Squid
Systems Management
1 34 (9.39%) SCCM
2 12 (3.31%) SCOM
3 4 (1.10%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.10%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.55%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.55%) Puppet
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 96 (26.52%) VMware
2 57 (15.75%) Cisco
3 50 (13.81%) IBM
4 46 (12.71%) Citrix
5 42 (11.60%) HP
6 36 (9.94%) Oracle
7 29 (8.01%) CheckPoint
8 20 (5.52%) Red Hat
9 16 (4.42%) NetApp
9 16 (4.42%) ProCurve
10 15 (4.14%) EMC
11 14 (3.87%) Dell
12 12 (3.31%) Adobe
13 7 (1.93%) Juniper
13 7 (1.93%) Symantec
13 7 (1.93%) WatchGuard
14 6 (1.66%) Rackspace
14 6 (1.66%) McAfee
15 4 (1.10%) Sage
15 4 (1.10%) Veeam
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