Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 104 107
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 -19
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 122 125 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.81% 2.80% 2.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.34% 8.93% 8.83%
Number of salaries quoted 123 103 140
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +15.38% -23.53%
10th Percentile £26,800 £25,000 £25,675
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,125
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%

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 1076 1399 1767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 24.77% 31.37% 32.78%
Number of salaries quoted 896 1099 1433
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,300 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +1.16% +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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +9 44 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Hemel Hempstead +28 34 £50,000 +25.00%
Hatfield -8 16 £50,000 -16.67% 1
Borehamwood - 9 £45,000 -
St Albans +2 1 £60,000 +14.29%
Cheshunt -2 1 £25,000 -54.55%
Welwyn - 1 £42,500 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 101 (82.79%) Microsoft
2 89 (72.95%) Windows
3 72 (59.02%) MCSE
4 65 (53.28%) Active Directory
5 64 (52.46%) VMware
6 59 (48.36%) Windows Server
7 52 (42.62%) CCNA
7 52 (42.62%) Cisco Certification
7 52 (42.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 50 (40.98%) PowerShell
9 48 (39.34%) Cisco
10 47 (38.52%) MS Exchange
10 47 (38.52%) Office 365
11 46 (37.70%) MCSA
12 42 (34.43%) Citrix
12 42 (34.43%) Hyper-V
13 39 (31.97%) DNS
14 35 (28.69%) Exchange Server 2013
15 33 (27.05%) Windows Server 2008
15 33 (27.05%) Windows 7
15 33 (27.05%) Microsoft Azure
16 32 (26.23%) ITIL
17 30 (24.59%) SQL Server
17 30 (24.59%) DHCP
17 30 (24.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 29 (23.77%) MCP
18 29 (23.77%) Firewall
19 27 (22.13%) Exchange Server 2010
20 25 (20.49%) SQL
20 25 (20.49%) Windows Server 2012

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 47 (38.52%) MS Exchange
2 35 (28.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 27 (22.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (9.84%) SharePoint
5 11 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (5.74%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (5.74%) Skype for Business
7 4 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.82%) CMS
9 1 (0.82%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 24 (19.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) BASE24
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (38.52%) Office 365
2 33 (27.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (9.84%) IaaS
4 10 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (8.20%) SaaS
5 8 (6.56%) PaaS
6 7 (5.74%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (3.28%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.64%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (1.64%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.64%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (31.97%) DNS
2 30 (24.59%) DHCP
3 29 (23.77%) Firewall
4 24 (19.67%) SAN
5 21 (17.21%) VoIP
6 17 (13.93%) iSCSI
7 13 (10.66%) VPN
8 11 (9.02%) Internet
8 11 (9.02%) VLAN
9 8 (6.56%) LAN
9 8 (6.56%) SSL
9 8 (6.56%) TCP/IP
9 8 (6.56%) WAN
10 7 (5.74%) Skype
11 6 (4.92%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (4.10%) Wireless
13 3 (2.46%) NetScaler
14 2 (1.64%) MPLS
15 1 (0.82%) LDAP
15 1 (0.82%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Wise Package Studio
2 3 (2.46%) AdminStudio
2 3 (2.46%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.46%) Grunt
2 3 (2.46%) MSI
3 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (13.93%) Advertising
2 7 (5.74%) Retail
3 6 (4.92%) Automotive
3 6 (4.92%) Publishing
4 3 (2.46%) Finance
5 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (25.41%) Consultant
2 28 (22.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (13.93%) Analyst
4 16 (13.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 15 (12.30%) Office 365 Engineer
5 15 (12.30%) Senior Consultant
5 15 (12.30%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 15 (12.30%) Technical Consultant
6 14 (11.48%) Support Engineer
7 13 (10.66%) Server Consultant
8 12 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (9.02%) Cloud Consultant
9 11 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (9.02%) Support Analyst
10 10 (8.20%) Azure Consultant
10 10 (8.20%) Azure Engineer
10 10 (8.20%) Office 365 Consultant
11 9 (7.38%) Office 365 Specialist
11 9 (7.38%) Senior Cloud Engineer
11 9 (7.38%) Senior Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.02%) .NET
2 5 (4.10%) Web Services
3 4 (3.28%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (3.28%) CSS
3 4 (3.28%) HTML
3 4 (3.28%) LINQ
4 3 (2.46%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.46%) ADO.NET
4 3 (2.46%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.46%) Compass CSS Framework
4 3 (2.46%) Entity Framework
4 3 (2.46%) HTML5
4 3 (2.46%) jQuery
4 3 (2.46%) Node.js
4 3 (2.46%) REST
4 3 (2.46%) Sass
4 3 (2.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (2.46%) WCF
4 3 (2.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (12.30%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.38%) Blackberry
3 9 (7.38%) Replication
4 8 (6.56%) iPhone
5 6 (4.92%) Client/Server
5 6 (4.92%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (4.92%) User Experience
6 4 (3.28%) e-Learning
7 3 (2.46%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 89 (72.95%) Windows
2 59 (48.36%) Windows Server
3 33 (27.05%) Windows 7
3 33 (27.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (20.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (12.30%) Windows XP
6 12 (9.84%) Windows 10
6 12 (9.84%) Windows 8
7 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (6.56%) Linux
8 8 (6.56%) Windows Phone
8 8 (6.56%) Windows Vista
9 4 (3.28%) Unix
10 3 (2.46%) Android
10 3 (2.46%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.64%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.82%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.23%) ITIL
2 23 (18.85%) Migration
3 19 (15.57%) Change Management
3 19 (15.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (13.11%) ITIL V3
4 16 (13.11%) Problem Management
5 12 (9.84%) Data Management
5 12 (9.84%) Service Delivery
6 11 (9.02%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (8.20%) Patch Management
8 9 (7.38%) Application Packaging
9 8 (6.56%) Build Automation
9 8 (6.56%) Business Development
9 8 (6.56%) Presales
9 8 (6.56%) Project Management
10 6 (4.92%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (4.92%) Information Security
10 6 (4.92%) Regulatory Compliance
10 6 (4.92%) UML
10 6 (4.92%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 50 (40.98%) PowerShell
2 25 (20.49%) SQL
3 18 (14.75%) VBScript
4 4 (3.28%) C#
5 3 (2.46%) Perl
6 2 (1.64%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.64%) Python
6 2 (1.64%) VB
7 1 (0.82%) C
7 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.82%) PHP
7 1 (0.82%) REXX
7 1 (0.82%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 72 (59.02%) MCSE
2 52 (42.62%) CCNA
2 52 (42.62%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (37.70%) MCSA
4 30 (24.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 29 (23.77%) MCP
6 23 (18.85%) Citrix Certification
7 19 (15.57%) Degree
7 19 (15.57%) MCTS
8 15 (12.30%) CCAA
8 15 (12.30%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (9.02%) A+ Certification
9 11 (9.02%) CCNP
10 8 (6.56%) CCA
11 6 (4.92%) CISSP
11 6 (4.92%) MCITP
12 4 (3.28%) DBS Check
12 4 (3.28%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.48%) SLA
2 13 (10.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (9.84%) PCI DSS
4 6 (4.92%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (4.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.82%) HIPAA
System Software
1 65 (53.28%) Active Directory
2 52 (42.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (34.43%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.56%) Terminal Server
5 6 (4.92%) Xen
6 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (3.28%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (3.28%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.46%) XenApp
8 2 (1.64%) vSphere
8 2 (1.64%) XenServer
9 1 (0.82%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (11.48%) SCCM
2 11 (9.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.46%) Puppet
4 3 (2.46%) WMI
4 3 (2.46%) WSUS
5 2 (1.64%) Ansible
5 2 (1.64%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.82%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 101 (82.79%) Microsoft
2 64 (52.46%) VMware
3 48 (39.34%) Cisco
4 42 (34.43%) Citrix
5 15 (12.30%) HP
5 15 (12.30%) SonicWALL
6 6 (4.92%) Nintex
7 3 (2.46%) EMC
7 3 (2.46%) Veeam
8 2 (1.64%) NetApp
8 2 (1.64%) Symantec
9 1 (0.82%) Apple
9 1 (0.82%) BMC
9 1 (0.82%) CA
9 1 (0.82%) Meraki
9 1 (0.82%) Oracle
9 1 (0.82%) Sitecore