Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 86 96
Rank change year-on-year -67 +10 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 75 139 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.52% 3.15% 2.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.16% 11.70% 9.53%
Number of salaries quoted 68 125 113
Hertfordshire median annual salary £59,500 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +65.28% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,500 £23,950 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £54,500 £56,850
East of England median annual salary £43,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +24.29% +2.94% -2.86%

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 1,218 1,188 1,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 24.61% 26.88% 30.69%
Number of salaries quoted 991 943 1,188
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +3 26 £60,000 +41.18% 1
Hatfield -17 16 £50,000 - 3
Welwyn Garden City -32 5 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead -41 3 £50,000 +38.89% 2
Royston - 3 £16,500 -
St Albans -9 2 £62,500 +31.58% 1
Stevenage +3 1 £30,000 -5.51% 1
Welwyn -3 1 £42,500 +16.44% 2
Borehamwood - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 68 (90.67%) Microsoft
2 63 (84.00%) Windows
3 56 (74.67%) MCSE
4 53 (70.67%) Windows Server
5 49 (65.33%) Active Directory
6 45 (60.00%) PowerShell
7 44 (58.67%) VMware
8 41 (54.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 38 (50.67%) DNS
9 38 (50.67%) DHCP
10 35 (46.67%) DevOps
11 22 (29.33%) TCP/IP
11 22 (29.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 21 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
12 21 (28.00%) MCSA
12 21 (28.00%) ITIL
13 20 (26.67%) MCP
14 19 (25.33%) Puppet
14 19 (25.33%) Opscode Chef
14 19 (25.33%) Ansible
15 18 (24.00%) Degree
16 17 (22.67%) SQL Server
16 17 (22.67%) Citrix
16 17 (22.67%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (21.33%) XenApp
17 16 (21.33%) Computer Science
18 15 (20.00%) Migration
18 15 (20.00%) MCITP
18 15 (20.00%) SAN

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 14 (18.67%) OpenStack
2 10 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Magento
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (29.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (18.67%) SaaS
4 12 (16.00%) Office 365
5 5 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.67%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.67%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (50.67%) DHCP
1 38 (50.67%) DNS
2 22 (29.33%) TCP/IP
3 15 (20.00%) SAN
4 5 (6.67%) iSCSI
5 3 (4.00%) Internet
5 3 (4.00%) VoIP
5 3 (4.00%) Wireless
6 1 (1.33%) LAN
6 1 (1.33%) MPLS
6 1 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.33%) SNMP
6 1 (1.33%) VLAN
6 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.33%) Power BI
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.33%) MSI
1 1 (1.33%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 5 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (1.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Legal
2 1 (1.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (46.67%) Windows Engineer
2 24 (32.00%) Systems Engineer
2 24 (32.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 16 (21.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (18.67%) Cloud Engineer
4 14 (18.67%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 13 (17.33%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 10 (13.33%) Server Engineer
7 9 (12.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 8 (10.67%) Senior Server Engineer
8 8 (10.67%) Team Leader
9 7 (9.33%) Consultant
9 7 (9.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (8.00%) Analyst
10 6 (8.00%) Desktop Support
10 6 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
11 5 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 5 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
12 4 (5.33%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
12 4 (5.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (21.33%) Computer Science
2 14 (18.67%) Data Centre
2 14 (18.67%) Fat Client
2 14 (18.67%) Management Information System
2 14 (18.67%) Private Cloud
2 14 (18.67%) Thin Client
3 6 (8.00%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.33%) NHS
5 2 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 63 (84.00%) Windows
2 53 (70.67%) Windows Server
3 15 (20.00%) Linux
4 8 (10.67%) Windows 10
5 6 (8.00%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.67%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.67%) DevOps
2 21 (28.00%) ITIL
3 17 (22.67%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (20.00%) Migration
5 14 (18.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (18.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 14 (18.67%) Runbook
6 13 (17.33%) Analytical Thinking
7 9 (12.00%) Coaching
7 9 (12.00%) E-Commerce
7 9 (12.00%) Mentoring
8 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.67%) Memory Management
9 5 (6.67%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.67%) The Twelve-Factor App
10 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (4.00%) Change Control
11 3 (4.00%) Time Management
12 2 (2.67%) Customer Requirements
12 2 (2.67%) Disk Encryption
Programming Languages
1 45 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 15 (20.00%) Python
3 5 (6.67%) SQL
4 2 (2.67%) VBScript
5 1 (1.33%) C
5 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (74.67%) MCSE
2 21 (28.00%) MCSA
3 20 (26.67%) MCP
4 18 (24.00%) Degree
5 15 (20.00%) MCITP
6 14 (18.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (8.00%) CCNA
7 6 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.00%) DBS Check
8 3 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.67%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.67%) CCNP
9 2 (2.67%) MCTS
9 2 (2.67%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.67%) PMP
10 1 (1.33%) CCA
10 1 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.33%) NCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (17.33%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.33%) SLA
4 3 (4.00%) PMO
5 2 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 49 (65.33%) Active Directory
2 41 (54.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (21.33%) XenApp
4 14 (18.67%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (17.33%) Xen
6 9 (12.00%) Hyper-V
7 5 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (4.00%) vSphere
10 2 (2.67%) BitLocker
10 2 (2.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (25.33%) Ansible
1 19 (25.33%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (25.33%) Puppet
2 3 (4.00%) SCCM
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.67%) WSUS
4 1 (1.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 68 (90.67%) Microsoft
2 44 (58.67%) VMware
3 17 (22.67%) Citrix
4 6 (8.00%) Cisco
4 6 (8.00%) Google
5 5 (6.67%) EMC
5 5 (6.67%) NetApp
6 3 (4.00%) IBM
7 2 (2.67%) Oracle
7 2 (2.67%) Veeam
8 1 (1.33%) Cognos
8 1 (1.33%) Symantec
8 1 (1.33%) Tableau