Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 89 82
Rank change year-on-year -30 -7 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 83 145 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.05% 3.44% 3.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.05% 13.62% 10.14%
Number of salaries quoted 57 143 117
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +26.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £26,500 £29,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 1,178 1,065 1,420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 29.16% 25.27% 32.21%
Number of salaries quoted 854 877 1,101
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,700 £25,000
90th Percentile £74,450 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% -

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 26 £45,000 - 3
Radlett - 12 - -
St Albans -3 6 £42,500 -20.93% 2
Welwyn Garden City - 6 - - 2
Borehamwood +5 5 £27,000 -40.00%
Hatfield -16 5 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Hemel Hempstead -22 5 £33,000 -34.00% 3
Letchworth - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 £30,000 - 4
Waltham Cross - 1 £35,000 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £27,000 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 70 (84.34%) Windows
2 63 (75.90%) Active Directory
3 62 (74.70%) Microsoft
4 43 (51.81%) MCSE
5 40 (48.19%) DNS
6 39 (46.99%) MCSA
7 36 (43.37%) VMware
8 34 (40.96%) Office 365
9 33 (39.76%) Windows 7
9 33 (39.76%) TCP/IP
10 31 (37.35%) Windows Server
11 29 (34.94%) Firewall
11 29 (34.94%) Microsoft Azure
12 28 (33.73%) Analytical Skills
12 28 (33.73%) PowerShell
13 27 (32.53%) Microsoft Office
13 27 (32.53%) Data Centre
14 26 (31.33%) Internet
14 26 (31.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (30.12%) MCP
16 22 (26.51%) DHCP
17 21 (25.30%) Citrix
17 21 (25.30%) Hyper-V
17 21 (25.30%) Problem-Solving
18 20 (24.10%) LAN
19 19 (22.89%) SLA
19 19 (22.89%) Finance
20 18 (21.69%) Management Information System
20 18 (21.69%) Blackberry
21 17 (20.48%) Java

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 16 (19.28%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.46%) IBM Notes
3 11 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (12.05%) Skype for Business
5 5 (6.02%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (6.02%) OpenStack
6 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.20%) IIS
7 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (32.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 34 (40.96%) Office 365
2 29 (34.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (20.48%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (13.25%) IaaS
5 10 (12.05%) PaaS
6 5 (6.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (6.02%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (6.02%) Amazon Glacier
6 5 (6.02%) Amazon S3
6 5 (6.02%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (6.02%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (6.02%) AWS CloudTrail
6 5 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (6.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (4.82%) Mimecast
7 4 (4.82%) SaaS
8 3 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (48.19%) DNS
2 33 (39.76%) TCP/IP
3 29 (34.94%) Firewall
4 26 (31.33%) Internet
5 22 (26.51%) DHCP
6 20 (24.10%) LAN
7 17 (20.48%) Wireless
8 13 (15.66%) VPN
9 12 (14.46%) Ethernet
10 7 (8.43%) Unified Communications
11 6 (7.23%) SAN
11 6 (7.23%) Skype
11 6 (7.23%) SSL
11 6 (7.23%) WAN
12 4 (4.82%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (3.61%) iSCSI
13 3 (3.61%) VLAN
14 2 (2.41%) Remote Desktop
14 2 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (2.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.02%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (22.89%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Advertising
3 4 (4.82%) Retail
4 2 (2.41%) Back Office
4 2 (2.41%) Billing
4 2 (2.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Local Government
5 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (16.87%) Desktop Support
2 13 (15.66%) Consultant
3 12 (14.46%) Deskside Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Analyst
4 9 (10.84%) Cloud Consultant
5 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) Support Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (8.43%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Active Directory Consultant
7 6 (7.23%) Architect
7 6 (7.23%) Azure Consultant
7 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Consultant
7 6 (7.23%) Mobility Consultant
7 6 (7.23%) Office 365 Consultant
7 6 (7.23%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Service Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) AWS Specialist
8 5 (6.02%) Services Delivery Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.84%) Web Services
2 5 (6.02%) ActiveMQ
2 5 (6.02%) Flash
2 5 (6.02%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (33.73%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (32.53%) Data Centre
3 18 (21.69%) Blackberry
3 18 (21.69%) Management Information System
4 12 (14.46%) Client/Server
5 7 (8.43%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (7.23%) iPhone
7 5 (6.02%) Replication
8 4 (4.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (4.82%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (4.82%) Wiki
9 2 (2.41%) BYOD
9 2 (2.41%) Handset
9 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
9 2 (2.41%) Smartphone
10 1 (1.20%) Clustering
10 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.20%) EPoS
10 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 70 (84.34%) Windows
2 33 (39.76%) Windows 7
3 31 (37.35%) Windows Server
4 16 (19.28%) Windows 10
5 14 (16.87%) Apple iOS
6 12 (14.46%) Windows 8
6 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (12.05%) Linux
8 8 (9.64%) Windows XP
9 6 (7.23%) Windows Phone
9 6 (7.23%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.41%) Android
10 2 (2.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (19.28%) Change Management
2 16 (19.28%) ITIL
3 14 (16.87%) Migration
3 14 (16.87%) Presales
4 13 (15.66%) Server Management
5 12 (14.46%) Identity Management
5 12 (14.46%) Time Management
5 12 (14.46%) Validation
6 11 (13.25%) Service Delivery
7 10 (12.05%) Project Management
8 9 (10.84%) Business Development
9 8 (9.64%) Decision-Making
9 8 (9.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (9.64%) Mentoring
9 8 (9.64%) Process Improvement
9 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 6 (7.23%) Performance Metrics
11 6 (7.23%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.73%) PowerShell
2 17 (20.48%) Java
3 10 (12.05%) Python
4 6 (7.23%) VBScript
5 5 (6.02%) Bash Shell
5 5 (6.02%) Perl
5 5 (6.02%) SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (51.81%) MCSE
2 39 (46.99%) MCSA
3 25 (30.12%) MCP
4 16 (19.28%) A+ Certification
5 14 (16.87%) Degree
6 12 (14.46%) ACDT
6 12 (14.46%) ACHDS
6 12 (14.46%) ACTC
6 12 (14.46%) MCDST
6 12 (14.46%) MCSM
6 12 (14.46%) Network+ Certification
7 11 (13.25%) CCNA
7 11 (13.25%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (7.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (7.23%) MCITP
9 5 (6.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (4.82%) AWS Certification
11 2 (2.41%) CCENT
11 2 (2.41%) MCTS
11 2 (2.41%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.89%) SLA
2 4 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 63 (75.90%) Active Directory
2 26 (31.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (25.30%) Hyper-V
4 14 (16.87%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (8.43%) Terminal Services
6 6 (7.23%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.82%) Firmware
7 4 (4.82%) XenApp
8 3 (3.61%) BitLocker
9 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.20%) vSphere
10 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (8.43%) SCOM
3 5 (6.02%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.82%) SCCM
5 2 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.20%) Ansible
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.20%) Puppet
6 1 (1.20%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (74.70%) Microsoft
2 36 (43.37%) VMware
3 21 (25.30%) Citrix
4 14 (16.87%) Apple
5 12 (14.46%) Lotus
5 12 (14.46%) Oracle
5 12 (14.46%) Remedy
6 9 (10.84%) Cisco
7 7 (8.43%) EMC
7 7 (8.43%) NetApp
8 6 (7.23%) Splunk
9 5 (6.02%) Veeam
10 4 (4.82%) Asigra
10 4 (4.82%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.61%) Meraki
12 2 (2.41%) McAfee
12 2 (2.41%) Mitel
12 2 (2.41%) NEC
12 2 (2.41%) Polycom
12 2 (2.41%) Sonus