Period
to 26 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 26 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 149 72
Rank change year-on-year +90 -77 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 127 74 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.16% 1.56% 3.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.69% 6.38% 13.46%
Number of salaries quoted 116 67 142
Hertfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £59,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.20% +38.82% +13.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £67,500 £55,000
East of England median annual salary £38,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -9.41% +13.33% +7.14%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 928 1,159 1,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 30.39% 24.44% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 659 939 918
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 26 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 26 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead +55 54 £42,500 -15.00%
Hatfield +30 19 £36,000 -28.00%
Watford +3 16 £42,500 -29.17%
St Albans +39 9 £35,000 -44.00%
Waltham Cross - 6 £26,250 -
Stevenage +6 5 £42,500 +41.67%
Welwyn Garden City +15 3 £35,000 -
Broxbourne - 3 £26,000 -
Kings Langley - 2 - -
Borehamwood +12 1 £40,000 +45.45%
Hitchin - 1 £24,000 -
Hoddesdon - 1 £26,000 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 107 (84.25%) Microsoft
2 101 (79.53%) Windows
3 86 (67.72%) Active Directory
4 63 (49.61%) Windows Server
5 58 (45.67%) Windows 7
6 56 (44.09%) VMware
7 55 (43.31%) Office 365
8 50 (39.37%) Cisco
9 45 (35.43%) ITIL
10 43 (33.86%) MCP
10 43 (33.86%) Windows 10
11 40 (31.50%) Problem-Solving
12 39 (30.71%) MCSE
13 36 (28.35%) PowerShell
14 35 (27.56%) MCSA
14 35 (27.56%) MS Exchange
15 34 (26.77%) VMware Infrastructure
15 34 (26.77%) Windows Server 2008
16 33 (25.98%) Cisco Certification
17 32 (25.20%) CCNA
18 31 (24.41%) Firewall
19 30 (23.62%) DNS
19 30 (23.62%) Microsoft Azure
20 28 (22.05%) MCTS
20 28 (22.05%) Windows Server 2012
21 27 (21.26%) DHCP
22 26 (20.47%) SQL Server
22 26 (20.47%) Citrix
22 26 (20.47%) Hyper-V
22 26 (20.47%) Infrastructure Engineering

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 35 (27.56%) MS Exchange
2 18 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.09%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (2.36%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (18.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 55 (43.31%) Office 365
2 30 (23.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (7.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.15%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.36%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.57%) Amazon Glacier
7 2 (1.57%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.57%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.57%) IaaS
7 2 (1.57%) PaaS
7 2 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.79%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (24.41%) Firewall
2 30 (23.62%) DNS
3 27 (21.26%) DHCP
4 21 (16.54%) VLAN
5 20 (15.75%) iSCSI
5 20 (15.75%) SAN
6 18 (14.17%) VPN
7 13 (10.24%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (7.09%) TCP/IP
9 6 (4.72%) Structured Cabling
9 6 (4.72%) Wireless
10 5 (3.94%) BIG-IP
10 5 (3.94%) IP Telephony
11 4 (3.15%) LAN
11 4 (3.15%) PBX
12 3 (2.36%) Internet
12 3 (2.36%) SMTP
12 3 (2.36%) Unified Communications
12 3 (2.36%) VoIP
12 3 (2.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.15%) Power BI
3 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.79%) MSI
General
1 5 (3.94%) Electronics
1 5 (3.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (3.15%) Finance
3 3 (2.36%) Retail
4 2 (1.57%) Advertising
4 2 (1.57%) Games
4 2 (1.57%) Legal
4 2 (1.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (25.20%) Analyst
2 25 (19.69%) Support Analyst
3 22 (17.32%) IT Support
4 21 (16.54%) Support Engineer
5 19 (14.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) IT Analyst
7 14 (11.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (11.02%) Developer
7 14 (11.02%) IT Support Analyst
8 13 (10.24%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 12 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (8.66%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (7.87%) Desktop Support
11 10 (7.87%) IT Engineer
12 8 (6.30%) .NET Developer
12 8 (6.30%) Administrator
12 8 (6.30%) EPoS Support Analyst
12 8 (6.30%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (6.30%) Windows Support Analyst
13 7 (5.51%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.02%) .NET
2 8 (6.30%) RESTful
3 6 (4.72%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.15%) CSS
4 4 (3.15%) HTML
5 3 (2.36%) MDX
6 2 (1.57%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.57%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.57%) Web Services
6 2 (1.57%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.17%) Replication
2 16 (12.60%) Data Centre
3 14 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.87%) EPoS
5 9 (7.09%) Driving Licence
6 8 (6.30%) User Experience
7 7 (5.51%) Public Cloud
7 7 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (2.36%) Blackberry
9 3 (2.36%) iPhone
10 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.57%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.79%) Clustering
11 1 (0.79%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 101 (79.53%) Windows
2 63 (49.61%) Windows Server
3 58 (45.67%) Windows 7
4 43 (33.86%) Windows 10
5 34 (26.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (22.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (11.81%) Windows XP
8 10 (7.87%) Mac OS
9 9 (7.09%) Apple iOS
9 9 (7.09%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.94%) Linux
11 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (2.36%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.57%) Android
14 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (35.43%) ITIL
2 40 (31.50%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (20.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 20 (15.75%) ITIL V3
5 19 (14.96%) Problem Management
6 16 (12.60%) Change Management
7 14 (11.02%) Project Management
8 13 (10.24%) PRINCE2
9 12 (9.45%) Active Listening
9 12 (9.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (7.87%) Microservices
10 10 (7.87%) Migration
10 10 (7.87%) OOP
11 9 (7.09%) Service Management
12 8 (6.30%) Presales
12 8 (6.30%) Server Building
12 8 (6.30%) Web Application Development
13 7 (5.51%) Mentoring
14 6 (4.72%) Capacity Management
14 6 (4.72%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 36 (28.35%) PowerShell
2 17 (13.39%) VBScript
3 14 (11.02%) JavaScript
4 13 (10.24%) SQL
5 10 (7.87%) C#
6 6 (4.72%) TypeScript
7 5 (3.94%) Python
8 3 (2.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (2.36%) R
8 3 (2.36%) VB
9 2 (1.57%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (33.86%) MCP
2 39 (30.71%) MCSE
3 35 (27.56%) MCSA
4 33 (25.98%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (25.20%) CCNA
6 28 (22.05%) MCTS
7 22 (17.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (13.39%) CCAA
8 17 (13.39%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (10.24%) Degree
10 9 (7.09%) SC Cleared
10 9 (7.09%) Security Cleared
11 7 (5.51%) A+ Certification
11 7 (5.51%) MCITP
12 6 (4.72%) MCSD
13 2 (1.57%) CCNP
14 1 (0.79%) CISSP
14 1 (0.79%) LPIC
14 1 (0.79%) Project+ Certification
14 1 (0.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.45%) SLA
2 5 (3.94%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (3.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 5 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.94%) PMO
3 1 (0.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 86 (67.72%) Active Directory
2 34 (26.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (20.47%) Hyper-V
4 9 (7.09%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.72%) Docker
6 5 (3.94%) DFS Replication
6 5 (3.94%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.57%) vSphere
9 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (15.75%) SCCM
2 5 (3.94%) SCVMM
2 5 (3.94%) vCenter Server
3 4 (3.15%) WSUS
4 3 (2.36%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.36%) MAILsweeper
4 3 (2.36%) SCOM
5 1 (0.79%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.79%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 107 (84.25%) Microsoft
2 56 (44.09%) VMware
3 50 (39.37%) Cisco
4 26 (20.47%) Citrix
5 17 (13.39%) HP
6 15 (11.81%) Apple
7 12 (9.45%) SonicWALL
8 6 (4.72%) Nimble Storage
9 5 (3.94%) Aruba
9 5 (3.94%) F5
9 5 (3.94%) Mitel
10 4 (3.15%) EMC
10 4 (3.15%) Polycom
11 3 (2.36%) Asigra
11 3 (2.36%) IronPort
11 3 (2.36%) NetApp
11 3 (2.36%) Sophos
11 3 (2.36%) TOWER Software
11 3 (2.36%) Trend Micro
11 3 (2.36%) Veeam