Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 768 800 851
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 17.22% 18.15% 16.80%
As % of the Vendors category 35.07% 38.41% 31.66%
Number of salaries quoted 661 657 673
Hertfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 2,190 2,083 2,688
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 49.10% 47.27% 53.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,786 1,618 2,144
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,625 £25,925 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 20 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 +1 194 £47,500 - 20
Hemel Hempstead -7 94 £40,000 +14.29% 16
Hatfield -14 65 £52,500 -4.55% 12
St Albans +16 57 £29,000 -46.79% 7
Welwyn Garden City -1 57 £40,000 +23.08% 6
Stevenage -7 34 £27,500 -28.57% 8
Borehamwood -1 28 £41,500 +27.69% 5
Rickmansworth +7 27 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Letchworth +8 21 £34,000 -21.84% 2
Hitchin +4 13 £27,500 -56.00%
Broxbourne +8 10 £31,500 +36.96%
Welwyn - 8 £27,500 - 6
Harpenden +5 7 £38,000 +58.33% 5
Potters Bar +3 7 £23,000 +9.52% 3
Berkhamsted - 3 - -
Royston +17 2 £33,750 +50.00% 6
Cheshunt +4 2 £33,000 -
Bishop's Stortford -22 2 £67,500 +92.86% 1
Tring - 2 £37,500 -
Hertford +4 1 £17,500 -20.45%
Hoddesdon -5 1 £40,000 -33.33%
Knebworth - 1 £50,000 -
Radlett - 1 £25,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 345 (44.92%) Windows
2 238 (30.99%) SQL
3 229 (29.82%) SQL Server
4 189 (24.61%) Microsoft Office
5 183 (23.83%) .NET
6 177 (23.05%) Active Directory
7 171 (22.27%) C#
8 161 (20.96%) Windows Server
9 145 (18.88%) VMware
10 125 (16.28%) ITIL
11 113 (14.71%) PowerShell
12 112 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
13 105 (13.67%) DNS
14 103 (13.41%) ASP.NET
15 101 (13.15%) MS Exchange
16 100 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
17 99 (12.89%) Office 365
18 97 (12.63%) Firewall
19 93 (12.11%) MVC
20 92 (11.98%) Finance
21 91 (11.85%) Business Intelligence
22 90 (11.72%) Degree
23 89 (11.59%) Linux
24 81 (10.55%) Cisco
25 79 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
26 76 (9.90%) JavaScript
27 73 (9.51%) HTML
28 71 (9.24%) T-SQL
29 70 (9.11%) SLA
29 70 (9.11%) Citrix

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
1 101 (13.15%) MS Exchange
2 46 (5.99%) SharePoint
3 40 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 33 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (3.91%) Skype for Business
6 19 (2.47%) CMS
6 19 (2.47%) IIS
7 18 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (0.91%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.78%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.65%) Confluence
12 5 (0.65%) Moodle
13 3 (0.39%) Apache
13 3 (0.39%) NetWeaver
13 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.26%) DNN
14 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 189 (24.61%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (7.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (4.56%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.39%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.13%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 25 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (1.17%) LabWindows
3 4 (0.52%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.52%) SAP SRM
4 3 (0.39%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.39%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 99 (12.89%) Office 365
2 79 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (4.04%) SaaS
5 14 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (1.82%) PaaS
6 11 (1.43%) Mimecast
7 10 (1.30%) IaaS
8 8 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.91%) Amazon Glacier
9 7 (0.91%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.91%) AWS CloudTrail
9 7 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.52%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 105 (13.67%) DNS
2 97 (12.63%) Firewall
3 67 (8.72%) DHCP
4 63 (8.20%) TCP/IP
5 55 (7.16%) SAN
6 51 (6.64%) WAN
7 50 (6.51%) VPN
8 42 (5.47%) LAN
8 42 (5.47%) VoIP
9 29 (3.78%) Unified Communications
10 25 (3.26%) Internet
11 24 (3.13%) Skype
12 23 (2.99%) SSL
13 16 (2.08%) Wireless
14 15 (1.95%) VLAN
14 15 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (1.69%) MPLS
16 10 (1.30%) PBX
16 10 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
17 9 (1.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (29.82%) SQL Server
2 68 (8.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 51 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 43 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (4.82%) MySQL
7 35 (4.56%) Power BI
8 33 (4.30%) SQL Server 2016
9 32 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 21 (2.73%) MS Access
12 20 (2.60%) SAP Data Services
12 20 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (1.82%) Relational Database
14 13 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (1.56%) SAP BW
16 11 (1.43%) Oracle Database
17 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 6 (0.78%) OLAP
18 6 (0.78%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 43 (5.60%) Visual Studio
2 39 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 19 (2.47%) Visual Studio Team System
5 17 (2.21%) Jasmine
5 17 (2.21%) MSI
6 16 (2.08%) NUnit
6 16 (2.08%) Subversion
7 15 (1.95%) Jenkins
7 15 (1.95%) MSTest
7 15 (1.95%) Selenium
7 15 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 14 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (1.04%) JIRA
10 7 (0.91%) Flyway
11 6 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.78%) PowerBuilder
11 6 (0.78%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.39%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 92 (11.98%) Finance
2 52 (6.77%) Advertising
3 40 (5.21%) Marketing
4 35 (4.56%) Retail
5 28 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (1.69%) Back Office
7 13 (1.69%) Games
7 13 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.43%) Billing
8 11 (1.43%) Electronics
8 11 (1.43%) Military
9 8 (1.04%) French Language
9 8 (1.04%) German Language
10 6 (0.78%) Legal
10 6 (0.78%) Publishing
11 2 (0.26%) Automotive
11 2 (0.26%) Front Office
11 2 (0.26%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 199 (25.91%) Developer
2 131 (17.06%) Analyst
3 81 (10.55%) Support Engineer
4 70 (9.11%) .NET Developer
5 58 (7.55%) C# Developer
6 57 (7.42%) Administrator
7 49 (6.38%) IT Support
8 46 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 43 (5.60%) 2nd Line Support
10 41 (5.34%) Service Analyst
11 37 (4.82%) Support Analyst
12 36 (4.69%) Senior Developer
13 35 (4.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 34 (4.43%) C# .NET Developer
15 33 (4.30%) Team Leader
16 31 (4.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 31 (4.04%) Consultant
17 24 (3.13%) IT Analyst
18 23 (2.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 23 (2.99%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (23.83%) .NET
2 103 (13.41%) ASP.NET
3 73 (9.51%) HTML
4 63 (8.20%) ASP.NET Web API
5 60 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 57 (7.42%) AngularJS
7 56 (7.29%) CSS
8 55 (7.16%) Web Services
9 52 (6.77%) jQuery
10 47 (6.12%) .NET Framework
11 39 (5.08%) REST
12 31 (4.04%) XML
13 30 (3.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 29 (3.78%) HTML5
15 28 (3.65%) SOAP
16 24 (3.13%) CSS3
17 22 (2.86%) Entity Framework
18 21 (2.73%) MDX
19 18 (2.34%) KnockoutJS
20 17 (2.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (7.94%) Management Information System
3 38 (4.95%) Computer Science
4 37 (4.82%) Data Centre
5 20 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (2.60%) Replication
6 19 (2.47%) Blog
7 16 (2.08%) Fintech
8 15 (1.95%) Clustering
8 15 (1.95%) iPhone
8 15 (1.95%) Social Media
9 14 (1.82%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.82%) Fat Client
9 14 (1.82%) Thin Client
9 14 (1.82%) User Experience
10 13 (1.69%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.30%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.30%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.17%) Tandem
13 8 (1.04%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 345 (44.92%) Windows
2 161 (20.96%) Windows Server
3 89 (11.59%) Linux
4 64 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (7.42%) Windows 7
7 53 (6.90%) Windows 10
8 40 (5.21%) Unix
9 26 (3.39%) Windows 8
10 17 (2.21%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (1.95%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.30%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.17%) Windows Phone
14 8 (1.04%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.91%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.78%) CentOS
16 6 (0.78%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (16.28%) ITIL
2 112 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (12.11%) MVC
4 91 (11.85%) Business Intelligence
5 65 (8.46%) Problem Management
6 55 (7.16%) Scrum
7 50 (6.51%) Unit Testing
8 49 (6.38%) Web Development
9 48 (6.25%) ITSM
10 44 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
11 43 (5.60%) Migration
11 43 (5.60%) Service Management
12 42 (5.47%) DevOps
12 42 (5.47%) ETL
12 42 (5.47%) Project Management
13 40 (5.21%) Proactive Management
14 39 (5.08%) TDD
15 36 (4.69%) CRM
15 36 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
16 33 (4.30%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 238 (30.99%) SQL
2 171 (22.27%) C#
3 113 (14.71%) PowerShell
4 76 (9.90%) JavaScript
5 71 (9.24%) T-SQL
6 25 (3.26%) VB
7 23 (2.99%) VBA
8 21 (2.73%) C
9 20 (2.60%) C++
10 17 (2.21%) Java
11 14 (1.82%) Python
12 11 (1.43%) VB.NET
12 11 (1.43%) VB6
13 8 (1.04%) VBScript
14 7 (0.91%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.78%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.78%) Progress 4GL
16 5 (0.65%) R
17 4 (0.52%) XPath
17 4 (0.52%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 90 (11.72%) Degree
2 68 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (5.86%) MCSE
4 32 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (4.04%) Security Cleared
6 28 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (2.99%) CCNA
8 22 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (2.60%) MCP
10 18 (2.34%) MCSA
11 17 (2.21%) SSCP
12 16 (2.08%) SC Cleared
13 15 (1.95%) CISA
13 15 (1.95%) CISM
13 15 (1.95%) CISSP
13 15 (1.95%) SANS
14 13 (1.69%) CompTIA Security+
14 13 (1.69%) GIAC
14 13 (1.69%) MCTS
15 12 (1.56%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (9.11%) SLA
2 36 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.95%) QA
4 12 (1.56%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.43%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.78%) GAMP
6 6 (0.78%) GxP
6 6 (0.78%) PMO
7 5 (0.65%) GDPR
7 5 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.52%) RosettaNet
9 1 (0.13%) GMP
9 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 177 (23.05%) Active Directory
2 100 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (9.11%) Hyper-V
4 38 (4.95%) vSphere
5 23 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (2.34%) XenApp
7 12 (1.56%) Terminal Services
7 12 (1.56%) Xen
8 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.26%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.26%) XenServer
12 1 (0.13%) Docker
12 1 (0.13%) Snort
12 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 40 (5.21%) SCCM
2 23 (2.99%) Puppet
3 13 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.30%) Ansible
4 10 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (1.30%) WSUS
5 8 (1.04%) Backup Exec
5 8 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.78%) vCenter Server
7 5 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (0.52%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.52%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.52%) WMI
8 4 (0.52%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 145 (18.88%) VMware
2 81 (10.55%) Cisco
3 70 (9.11%) Citrix
4 69 (8.98%) HP
5 53 (6.90%) Oracle
6 35 (4.56%) IBM
7 31 (4.04%) SAP
8 22 (2.86%) Cognos
9 21 (2.73%) Symantec
10 18 (2.34%) NetApp
10 18 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (2.21%) Apple
12 16 (2.08%) Dell
13 15 (1.95%) Sitecore
13 15 (1.95%) Veeam
13 15 (1.95%) Xamarin
14 13 (1.69%) Adobe
14 13 (1.69%) Sophos
15 12 (1.56%) CheckPoint
16 11 (1.43%) Xerox