Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 101 115
Rank change year-on-year -42 +14 -15
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 74 122 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.63% 2.78% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.68% 9.81% 7.85%
Number of salaries quoted 71 98 102
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £33,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +51.52% +6.45% -16.22%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £53,750 £55,000
East of England median annual salary £43,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +24.29% +2.94% -9.33%

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 1,107 1,244 1,529
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 24.36% 28.40% 30.42%
Number of salaries quoted 932 988 1,202
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,175 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,900
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,900 £43,500
% change year-on-year +2.51% +0.92% +2.35%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +1 32 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Hemel Hempstead -10 11 £50,000 +41.84%
Hatfield -16 10 £50,000 - 3
Welwyn Garden City -13 2 - - 2
Borehamwood - 2 £45,000 - 2
Welwyn - 1 £42,500 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 69 (93.24%) Microsoft
2 66 (89.19%) Windows
3 54 (72.97%) VMware
4 50 (67.57%) MCSE
5 45 (60.81%) Active Directory
5 45 (60.81%) Windows Server
6 43 (58.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 40 (54.05%) DNS
8 37 (50.00%) PowerShell
9 33 (44.59%) MS Exchange
10 32 (43.24%) DHCP
11 30 (40.54%) Exchange Server 2013
12 28 (37.84%) Hyper-V
13 27 (36.49%) CCNA
13 27 (36.49%) Cisco Certification
14 25 (33.78%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (32.43%) Cisco
16 22 (29.73%) MCSA
16 22 (29.73%) Exchange Server 2010
17 20 (27.03%) ITIL
17 20 (27.03%) MCP
18 19 (25.68%) SQL Server
18 19 (25.68%) Firewall
19 17 (22.97%) Microsoft Azure
19 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
19 17 (22.97%) Migration
19 17 (22.97%) Citrix
20 16 (21.62%) Windows 7
21 15 (20.27%) DevOps
21 15 (20.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 33 (44.59%) MS Exchange
2 30 (40.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (29.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (8.11%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (18.92%) Office 365
3 12 (16.22%) SaaS
4 8 (10.81%) IaaS
4 8 (10.81%) PaaS
5 5 (6.76%) Mimecast
6 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (54.05%) DNS
2 32 (43.24%) DHCP
3 19 (25.68%) Firewall
4 14 (18.92%) VoIP
5 13 (17.57%) TCP/IP
6 12 (16.22%) SAN
7 10 (13.51%) Internet
8 8 (10.81%) iSCSI
8 8 (10.81%) SSL
9 5 (6.76%) VPN
10 4 (5.41%) VLAN
10 4 (5.41%) Wireless
11 1 (1.35%) LAN
11 1 (1.35%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.35%) WAN
11 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.35%) Power BI
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.70%) MSI
1 2 (2.70%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (2.70%) Retail
2 1 (1.35%) Advertising
2 1 (1.35%) Automotive
2 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 16 (21.62%) Support Engineer
3 15 (20.27%) Cloud Engineer
3 15 (20.27%) Systems Engineer
3 15 (20.27%) Windows Engineer
4 13 (17.57%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (12.16%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 8 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (10.81%) Analyst
7 8 (10.81%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 8 (10.81%) Senior Windows Engineer
8 7 (9.46%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (9.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (9.46%) Desktop Support
9 6 (8.11%) Consultant
9 6 (8.11%) IT Engineer
9 6 (8.11%) Office 365 Engineer
10 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (33.78%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.16%) Blackberry
3 8 (10.81%) iPhone
3 8 (10.81%) Management Information System
4 7 (9.46%) Computer Science
4 7 (9.46%) Replication
5 6 (8.11%) Fat Client
5 6 (8.11%) Private Cloud
5 6 (8.11%) Thin Client
6 4 (5.41%) Data Centre
7 3 (4.05%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.35%) NHS
9 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (89.19%) Windows
2 45 (60.81%) Windows Server
3 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (21.62%) Windows 7
5 14 (18.92%) Windows 8
6 10 (13.51%) Windows XP
7 9 (12.16%) Linux
7 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (10.81%) Windows Phone
8 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (10.81%) Windows Vista
9 4 (5.41%) Unix
9 4 (5.41%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.35%) Android
11 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) ITIL
2 17 (22.97%) Migration
3 15 (20.27%) DevOps
4 11 (14.86%) Analytical Thinking
5 10 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (10.81%) Business Development
6 8 (10.81%) Change Management
6 8 (10.81%) ITIL V3
6 8 (10.81%) Presales
6 8 (10.81%) Problem Management
7 6 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (8.11%) Runbook
8 5 (6.76%) Email Filtering
9 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 3 (4.05%) Coaching
10 3 (4.05%) Mentoring
10 3 (4.05%) Patch Management
10 3 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (2.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 12 (16.22%) SQL
3 8 (10.81%) VBScript
4 4 (5.41%) Python
5 1 (1.35%) C
5 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (67.57%) MCSE
2 27 (36.49%) CCNA
2 27 (36.49%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (29.73%) MCSA
4 20 (27.03%) MCP
5 15 (20.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (16.22%) MCITP
6 12 (16.22%) MCTS
7 8 (10.81%) CCAA
7 8 (10.81%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (10.81%) Degree
8 7 (9.46%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (5.41%) CCNP
10 3 (4.05%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (17.57%) PCI DSS
2 8 (10.81%) SLA
3 1 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.35%) HIPAA
System Software
1 45 (60.81%) Active Directory
2 43 (58.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (37.84%) Hyper-V
4 12 (16.22%) Xen
5 7 (9.46%) XenApp
6 6 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (5.41%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (17.57%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (13.51%) Ansible
2 10 (13.51%) Puppet
3 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.05%) SCCM
5 2 (2.70%) WMI
5 2 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (93.24%) Microsoft
2 54 (72.97%) VMware
3 24 (32.43%) Cisco
4 17 (22.97%) Citrix
5 8 (10.81%) HP
5 8 (10.81%) SonicWALL
6 2 (2.70%) Google
7 1 (1.35%) Apple
7 1 (1.35%) Cognos
7 1 (1.35%) IBM
7 1 (1.35%) Nintex
7 1 (1.35%) Tableau
7 1 (1.35%) Veeam