Period
to 21 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 110 82 140
Rank change year-on-year -28 +58 -41
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 37 119 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.86% 3.45% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.16% 11.77% 7.42%
Number of salaries quoted 39 93 84
Hertfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00% +41.84%
10th Percentile £27,900 £32,500 £21,575
90th Percentile £75,000 £62,500 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £40,250 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year -5.29% -3.41% +17.33%

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 517 1,011 1,200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 26.02% 29.31% 24.66%
Number of salaries quoted 420 712 997
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,375 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,250 £77,500 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +22 14 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Hatfield +9 4 £32,750 -36.41% 4
Letchworth - 4 £40,000 -
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £39,500 - 4
Stevenage +8 1 £32,500 -23.53% 2
Hemel Hempstead -11 1 £29,000 -31.76% 2
St Albans -22 1 £75,000 +114.29% 2
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 27 (72.97%) VMware
2 25 (67.57%) Windows
3 23 (62.16%) Azure
4 22 (59.46%) Office 365
4 22 (59.46%) MCSE
4 22 (59.46%) Microsoft
5 19 (51.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (48.65%) MCSA
7 17 (45.95%) Active Directory
8 15 (40.54%) Cisco
8 15 (40.54%) Windows 10
9 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Office
10 11 (29.73%) ITIL
10 11 (29.73%) Mentoring
11 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
11 10 (27.03%) vSphere
12 9 (24.32%) PowerShell
13 8 (21.62%) iSCSI
13 8 (21.62%) Hyper-V
13 8 (21.62%) EMC
13 8 (21.62%) NetApp
13 8 (21.62%) Driving Licence
14 7 (18.92%) MCP
14 7 (18.92%) SCCM
14 7 (18.92%) Firewall
15 6 (16.22%) Degree
15 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
15 6 (16.22%) VPN
15 6 (16.22%) DNS
15 6 (16.22%) 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 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.11%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (62.16%) Azure
2 22 (59.46%) Office 365
3 5 (13.51%) AWS
4 3 (8.11%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.70%) IaaS
5 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) iSCSI
2 7 (18.92%) Firewall
3 6 (16.22%) DNS
3 6 (16.22%) SAN
3 6 (16.22%) VPN
4 5 (13.51%) WAN
5 4 (10.81%) Wireless
6 3 (8.11%) 2.5G
6 3 (8.11%) 2G
6 3 (8.11%) 3G
6 3 (8.11%) 4G
6 3 (8.11%) 5G
6 3 (8.11%) LAN
6 3 (8.11%) Skype
6 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
6 3 (8.11%) VoIP
6 3 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (5.41%) BGP
7 2 (5.41%) DHCP
7 2 (5.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) FileMaker
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) GIS
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQLBase
General
1 2 (5.41%) Back Office
1 2 (5.41%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Administrator
2 9 (24.32%) Support Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (21.62%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (21.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Cisco Administrator
4 7 (18.92%) IT Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) IT Support
4 7 (18.92%) Office 365 Administrator
4 7 (18.92%) Senior Cisco Administrator
4 7 (18.92%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 7 (18.92%) Senior VMWare Administrator
4 7 (18.92%) Server Administrator
4 7 (18.92%) VMWare Administrator
5 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (10.81%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Driving Licence
2 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) iPhone
4 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (67.57%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Windows 10
3 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
4 6 (16.22%) Mac OS X
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server
5 5 (13.51%) Windows 8
6 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (8.11%) CentOS
7 3 (8.11%) Linux
8 2 (5.41%) Android
8 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) ITIL
1 11 (29.73%) Mentoring
2 5 (13.51%) Information Security
2 5 (13.51%) Proactive Maintenance
3 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.81%) Change Management
3 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
3 4 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (8.11%) Antivirus Management
4 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.11%) Data Management
4 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (8.11%) Information Security Management
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (8.11%) Proactive Monitoring
4 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.11%) Project Planning
4 3 (8.11%) Remediation Plan
4 3 (8.11%) Security Management
4 3 (8.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
2 2 (5.41%) VBScript
3 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (59.46%) MCSE
2 18 (48.65%) MCSA
3 7 (18.92%) MCP
4 6 (16.22%) Degree
5 5 (13.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (10.81%) MCITP
7 2 (5.41%) CCNA
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.70%) CCA
8 1 (2.70%) CCNP
8 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.70%) HNC
8 1 (2.70%) MCSD
8 1 (2.70%) MCTS
8 1 (2.70%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (2.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (13.51%) SLA
2 3 (8.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (8.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (45.95%) Active Directory
3 10 (27.03%) vSphere
4 8 (21.62%) Hyper-V
5 3 (8.11%) Firmware
6 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (5.41%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (8.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (5.41%) WSUS
5 1 (2.70%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 27 (72.97%) VMware
2 22 (59.46%) Microsoft
3 15 (40.54%) Cisco
4 8 (21.62%) EMC
4 8 (21.62%) NetApp
5 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.41%) Veeam
6 2 (5.41%) WatchGuard
7 1 (2.70%) ConnectWise
7 1 (2.70%) Draytek
7 1 (2.70%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) Kaseya
7 1 (2.70%) Kaspersky
7 1 (2.70%) Meraki
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle