Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 140 111
Rank change year-on-year +40 -29 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 103 86 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.70% 1.94% 2.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.21% 8.05% 8.30%
Number of salaries quoted 72 90 91
Hertfordshire median annual salary £51,750 £46,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.89% +32.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £31,375 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,125 £57,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +19.18% +4.29%

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 1,118 1,068 1,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 29.31% 24.07% 30.01%
Number of salaries quoted 770 897 1,049
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £26,200
90th Percentile £77,500 £65,000 £66,700
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% -1.15%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018. 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
Watford -19 27 £52,000 +30.00% 7
Hatfield +15 14 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Hemel Hempstead +15 13 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Radlett - 12 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 12 £38,132 -
Borehamwood +9 5 £27,000 -40.00% 1
St Albans - 4 - -
Stevenage - 3 £42,500 - 1
Waltham Cross - 1 £35,000 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £27,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 79 (76.70%) Windows
1 79 (76.70%) Microsoft
2 67 (65.05%) Active Directory
3 50 (48.54%) DNS
4 48 (46.60%) MCSE
5 44 (42.72%) MCSA
6 43 (41.75%) VMware
7 41 (39.81%) Firewall
8 40 (38.83%) Office 365
9 37 (35.92%) Windows 7
10 34 (33.01%) Analytical Skills
10 34 (33.01%) Microsoft Azure
11 33 (32.04%) PowerShell
12 32 (31.07%) TCP/IP
13 31 (30.10%) DHCP
13 31 (30.10%) VMware Infrastructure
13 31 (30.10%) Data Centre
13 31 (30.10%) Windows Server
14 29 (28.16%) Windows 10
14 29 (28.16%) MCP
15 27 (26.21%) SLA
16 26 (25.24%) Internet
17 24 (23.30%) Microsoft Office
17 24 (23.30%) Finance
18 23 (22.33%) Hyper-V
18 23 (22.33%) Problem-Solving
19 22 (21.36%) ITIL
20 21 (20.39%) Wireless
20 21 (20.39%) Blackberry
20 21 (20.39%) Amazon AWS

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 15 (14.56%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (11.65%) IBM Notes
4 11 (10.68%) Skype for Business
5 10 (9.71%) SharePoint
6 8 (7.77%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (3.88%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (23.30%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 40 (38.83%) Office 365
2 34 (33.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (20.39%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (10.68%) PaaS
5 10 (9.71%) IaaS
6 8 (7.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (7.77%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (7.77%) Amazon Glacier
6 8 (7.77%) Amazon S3
6 8 (7.77%) Amazon SQS
6 8 (7.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (7.77%) AWS CloudTrail
6 8 (7.77%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (7.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (5.83%) Mimecast
8 4 (3.88%) SaaS
9 3 (2.91%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 50 (48.54%) DNS
2 41 (39.81%) Firewall
3 32 (31.07%) TCP/IP
4 31 (30.10%) DHCP
5 26 (25.24%) Internet
6 21 (20.39%) Wireless
7 20 (19.42%) VPN
8 18 (17.48%) LAN
9 12 (11.65%) Ethernet
10 9 (8.74%) Remote Desktop
10 9 (8.74%) Structured Cabling
11 7 (6.80%) Unified Communications
12 6 (5.83%) iSCSI
12 6 (5.83%) SSL
13 4 (3.88%) PBX
13 4 (3.88%) Reverse Proxy
13 4 (3.88%) SAN
13 4 (3.88%) Skype
13 4 (3.88%) SMTP
13 4 (3.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (23.30%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Advertising
3 6 (5.83%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.94%) Back Office
4 2 (1.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (17.48%) Consultant
2 13 (12.62%) Cloud Consultant
3 12 (11.65%) Deskside Engineer
3 12 (11.65%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (10.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (9.71%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.77%) AWS Specialist
7 7 (6.80%) Azure Consultant
7 7 (6.80%) Senior Server Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Consultant
8 6 (5.83%) Mobility Consultant
8 6 (5.83%) Office 365 Consultant
8 6 (5.83%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Senior Consultant
8 6 (5.83%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.65%) Web Services
2 8 (7.77%) ActiveMQ
2 8 (7.77%) YAML
3 6 (5.83%) .NET
3 6 (5.83%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.83%) CSS
3 6 (5.83%) HTML
4 5 (4.85%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 34 (33.01%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (30.10%) Data Centre
3 21 (20.39%) Blackberry
4 17 (16.50%) Management Information System
5 12 (11.65%) Client/Server
6 10 (9.71%) Public Cloud
6 10 (9.71%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (5.83%) iPhone
8 4 (3.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (3.88%) Replication
8 4 (3.88%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (3.88%) Wiki
9 2 (1.94%) BYOD
9 2 (1.94%) Handset
9 2 (1.94%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.97%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 79 (76.70%) Windows
2 37 (35.92%) Windows 7
3 31 (30.10%) Windows Server
4 29 (28.16%) Windows 10
5 19 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (18.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (15.53%) Linux
6 16 (15.53%) Windows 8
7 14 (13.59%) Apple iOS
8 6 (5.83%) Windows Phone
8 6 (5.83%) Windows Vista
8 6 (5.83%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.91%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.94%) Android
10 2 (1.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.33%) Problem-Solving
2 22 (21.36%) ITIL
3 19 (18.45%) Change Management
4 17 (16.50%) Presales
5 16 (15.53%) Migration
6 14 (13.59%) Project Management
7 13 (12.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 13 (12.62%) Server Management
8 12 (11.65%) Identity Management
8 12 (11.65%) Process Improvement
8 12 (11.65%) Server Building
8 12 (11.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 12 (11.65%) Time Management
8 12 (11.65%) Validation
9 11 (10.68%) Business Development
9 11 (10.68%) Mentoring
9 11 (10.68%) Performance Metrics
9 11 (10.68%) Performance Optimisation
9 11 (10.68%) Security Management
9 11 (10.68%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 33 (32.04%) PowerShell
2 17 (16.50%) Java
3 11 (10.68%) Python
4 8 (7.77%) Bash Shell
4 8 (7.77%) Perl
4 8 (7.77%) VBScript
5 6 (5.83%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.83%) TypeScript
6 3 (2.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (46.60%) MCSE
2 44 (42.72%) MCSA
3 29 (28.16%) MCP
4 16 (15.53%) A+ Certification
4 16 (15.53%) Degree
5 12 (11.65%) ACDT
5 12 (11.65%) ACHDS
5 12 (11.65%) ACTC
5 12 (11.65%) MCDST
5 12 (11.65%) MCSM
5 12 (11.65%) Network+ Certification
6 11 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (8.74%) CCNA
8 6 (5.83%) MCSD
8 6 (5.83%) MCTS
9 5 (4.85%) AWS Certification
9 5 (4.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (3.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (3.88%) MCITP
11 3 (2.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (26.21%) SLA
2 4 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.97%) PMO
System Software
1 67 (65.05%) Active Directory
2 31 (30.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (22.33%) Hyper-V
4 14 (13.59%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (6.80%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.85%) Terminal Services
7 4 (3.88%) Firmware
7 4 (3.88%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.94%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (10.68%) SCOM
2 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (6.80%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.91%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.94%) SCCM
6 1 (0.97%) Ansible
6 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.97%) Puppet
6 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (76.70%) Microsoft
2 43 (41.75%) VMware
3 20 (19.42%) Citrix
4 16 (15.53%) Cisco
5 14 (13.59%) Apple
6 12 (11.65%) Lotus
6 12 (11.65%) Oracle
6 12 (11.65%) Remedy
7 11 (10.68%) Splunk
8 10 (9.71%) EMC
8 10 (9.71%) NetApp
9 7 (6.80%) Asigra
9 7 (6.80%) Veeam
10 5 (4.85%) Fortinet
11 3 (2.91%) IronPort
11 3 (2.91%) Meraki
11 3 (2.91%) Sophos
11 3 (2.91%) TOWER Software
11 3 (2.91%) Trend Micro
12 2 (1.94%) Mitel