Period
to 7 March 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 7 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 141 390 718
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 17.69% 19.64% 21.65%
As % of the Vendors category 32.87% 39.59% 46.56%
Number of salaries quoted 94 341 589
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,100 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -2.86%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Hertfordshire.

All Vendors
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 429 985 1,542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 53.83% 49.60% 46.50%
Number of salaries quoted 240 732 1,218
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £81,375 £67,500 £71,800
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
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 within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 7 March 2021. 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 -5 38 £59,250 +39.41% 6
Hemel Hempstead +12 24 £47,500 +63.79% 7
Stevenage -14 17 £50,500 +72.65% 11
Hatfield -1 12 £37,500 -16.67% 11
St Albans +11 7 £42,500 -22.73% 6
Letchworth +7 7 £22,000 -48.24%
Borehamwood -2 7 £37,000 +23.33% 8
Bishop's Stortford +6 1 £47,500 +20.25% 1
Welwyn Garden City -4 1 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 65 (46.10%) Azure
2 60 (42.55%) Windows
3 51 (36.17%) Microsoft 365
4 40 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (27.66%) VMware
5 39 (27.66%) Active Directory
6 32 (22.70%) ITIL
7 31 (21.99%) Microsoft Intune
8 27 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 25 (17.73%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (17.73%) PowerShell
10 24 (17.02%) Change Management
10 24 (17.02%) DNS
10 24 (17.02%) Skype
11 23 (16.31%) Windows Server
11 23 (16.31%) SharePoint
12 22 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (14.89%) Azure Active Directory
13 21 (14.89%) Windows 10
14 20 (14.18%) Microsoft Excel
14 20 (14.18%) Firewall
15 19 (13.48%) Management Information System
15 19 (13.48%) SQL
15 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Office
16 18 (12.77%) SCCM
17 17 (12.06%) Citrix
18 16 (11.35%) User Experience
18 16 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (10.64%) AWS

Microsoft
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 23 (16.31%) SharePoint
2 15 (10.64%) MS Exchange
3 12 (8.51%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.13%) IIS
5 1 (0.71%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (14.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.84%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.71%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.71%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.42%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.71%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 65 (46.10%) Azure
2 51 (36.17%) Microsoft 365
3 21 (14.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (10.64%) AWS
5 13 (9.22%) OneDrive
6 10 (7.09%) Azure Functions
6 10 (7.09%) Serverless
7 4 (2.84%) PaaS
7 4 (2.84%) Power Platform
8 3 (2.13%) AWS CodeCommit
8 3 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (2.13%) Google Sheets
8 3 (2.13%) IaaS
8 3 (2.13%) Mimecast
8 3 (2.13%) SaaS
8 3 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.42%) GCP
10 1 (0.71%) G Suite
10 1 (0.71%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.02%) DNS
1 24 (17.02%) Skype
2 20 (14.18%) Firewall
3 15 (10.64%) TCP/IP
4 13 (9.22%) DHCP
5 12 (8.51%) NetScaler
5 12 (8.51%) VLAN
6 10 (7.09%) FTP
6 10 (7.09%) HTTP
6 10 (7.09%) Network Security
6 10 (7.09%) SMTP
6 10 (7.09%) SSL
7 4 (2.84%) VPN
8 3 (2.13%) Intranet
9 2 (1.42%) Internet
9 2 (1.42%) LAN
9 2 (1.42%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.42%) VoIP
10 1 (0.71%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.84%) MySQL
3 4 (2.84%) Power BI
3 4 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.13%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.71%) GIS
6 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.71%) Redis
6 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.71%) SQLBase
6 1 (0.71%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.13%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.13%) JIRA
1 3 (2.13%) Subversion
1 3 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.71%) Jasmine
2 1 (0.71%) NetBeans
2 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (8.51%) Retail
2 6 (4.26%) Finance
3 4 (2.84%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.84%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.71%) Billing
5 1 (0.71%) Law
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (20.57%) Analyst
2 27 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (10.64%) Architect
3 15 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (9.93%) Consultant
5 13 (9.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 13 (9.22%) Developer
6 12 (8.51%) Digital Architect
6 12 (8.51%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 12 (8.51%) IT Engineer
6 12 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (7.80%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (7.09%) Administrator
8 10 (7.09%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (7.09%) SOC Analyst
9 8 (5.67%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (5.67%) IT Analyst
10 6 (4.26%) .NET Developer
10 6 (4.26%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.51%) .NET
1 12 (8.51%) CSS
1 12 (8.51%) HTML
2 10 (7.09%) LDAP
2 10 (7.09%) REST
3 8 (5.67%) AngularJS
4 6 (4.26%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.26%) Vue.js
4 6 (4.26%) Web Services
5 5 (3.55%) React
6 4 (2.84%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.84%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.13%) .NET Core
7 3 (2.13%) RESTful
8 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.42%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.42%) Node.js
8 2 (1.42%) Sass
9 1 (0.71%) jQuery
9 1 (0.71%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.48%) Management Information System
2 16 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.35%) User Experience
3 15 (10.64%) Public Cloud
4 11 (7.80%) Cyberattack
4 11 (7.80%) Cyberthreat
5 10 (7.09%) Analytical Mindset
5 10 (7.09%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (3.55%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.13%) EPoS
7 3 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.13%) Life Science
7 3 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.42%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.42%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.71%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.71%) Social Media
9 1 (0.71%) Tandem
9 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (42.55%) Windows
2 23 (16.31%) Windows Server
3 21 (14.89%) Windows 10
4 16 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (10.64%) Linux
6 6 (4.26%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.42%) Unix
9 1 (0.71%) Android
9 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.71%) tvOS
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (22.70%) ITIL
3 27 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 25 (17.73%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (17.02%) Change Management
6 15 (10.64%) Project Management
6 15 (10.64%) Technology Roadmap
7 14 (9.93%) Decision-Making
7 14 (9.93%) Migration
7 14 (9.93%) Service Management
7 14 (9.93%) Strategic Roadmap
8 13 (9.22%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (9.22%) Data Analysis
8 13 (9.22%) DevOps
8 13 (9.22%) Requirements Gathering
9 12 (8.51%) Information Security
9 12 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (7.80%) Conflict Resolution
10 11 (7.80%) Contract Negotiation
10 11 (7.80%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.73%) PowerShell
2 19 (13.48%) SQL
3 12 (8.51%) C#
4 11 (7.80%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.55%) TypeScript
6 3 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.13%) Groovy
6 3 (2.13%) Python
6 3 (2.13%) VB
7 2 (1.42%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.71%) C++
8 1 (0.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (7.09%) Degree
1 10 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.38%) MCSA
3 7 (4.96%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.96%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.84%) MCSE
6 3 (2.13%) MCP
7 2 (1.42%) MCITP
7 2 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.71%) CISSP
8 1 (0.71%) GCIA
8 1 (0.71%) GCIH
8 1 (0.71%) GISF
8 1 (0.71%) GSEC
8 1 (0.71%) GWAPT
8 1 (0.71%) ISACA
8 1 (0.71%) ISEB
8 1 (0.71%) MBCS
8 1 (0.71%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.93%) SLA
2 13 (9.22%) GDPR
3 11 (7.80%) COBIT
4 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.42%) NCSC
6 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.71%) GxP
System Software
1 39 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 22 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.80%) vSphere
3 11 (7.80%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.71%) Docker
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (21.99%) Microsoft Intune
2 18 (12.77%) SCCM
3 11 (7.80%) IBM BigFix
4 4 (2.84%) Terraform
5 3 (2.13%) Consul
6 1 (0.71%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (27.66%) VMware
2 17 (12.06%) Citrix
3 12 (8.51%) Cisco
3 12 (8.51%) Ivanti
3 12 (8.51%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (7.80%) IBM
4 11 (7.80%) ServiceNow
4 11 (7.80%) Splunk
5 10 (7.09%) Blue Coat
5 10 (7.09%) CheckPoint
5 10 (7.09%) Darktrace
5 10 (7.09%) FireEye
5 10 (7.09%) LogRhythm
5 10 (7.09%) McAfee
5 10 (7.09%) Twitter
6 7 (4.96%) Oracle
7 6 (4.26%) Google
8 5 (3.55%) Juniper
9 3 (2.13%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.13%) Veeam