Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 761 745 874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 16.90% 17.23% 18.24%
As % of the Vendors category 36.85% 39.21% 35.36%
Number of salaries quoted 614 591 767
Hertfordshire median annual salary £41,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.89% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,750 £23,359
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +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 2,065 1,900 2,472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 45.86% 43.95% 51.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,605 1,530 1,952
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +1 184 £45,000 -14.29% 20
Hatfield -10 100 £50,000 -2.44% 18
Hemel Hempstead -3 85 £37,000 -1.33% 9
Welwyn Garden City -2 79 £40,000 +25.00% 4
St Albans -13 45 £44,250 -6.84% 10
Letchworth +18 23 £34,000 -15.00% 2
Borehamwood +12 15 £27,000 -40.00% 4
Royston +7 14 £35,000 -46.15% 1
Stevenage -15 13 £40,000 +53.85% 5
Hertford +18 10 £40,500 +50.00% 3
Radlett 0 9 £60,000 +26.32%
Harpenden +14 5 £35,000 +66.67% 1
Broxbourne -3 5 £57,500 +27.78%
Rickmansworth -6 5 £47,500 +26.67% 2
Hoddesdon +9 3 £30,000 -18.75% 3
Potters Bar -7 3 £31,000 +31.91% 2
Bishop's Stortford -8 3 £40,000 -20.00% 9
Baldock - 2 £47,500 -
Tring - 2 £27,500 -
Hitchin +13 1 £26,000 -35.00%
Cheshunt +10 1 £75,000 +200.00%
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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.

1 291 (38.24%) Windows
2 220 (28.91%) SQL
3 190 (24.97%) Active Directory
4 169 (22.21%) SQL Server
5 145 (19.05%) C#
6 133 (17.48%) .NET
7 124 (16.29%) Office 365
8 123 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
9 121 (15.90%) Microsoft Office
10 120 (15.77%) Windows Server
11 118 (15.51%) Agile Software Development
12 114 (14.98%) ITIL
13 112 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
14 104 (13.67%) VMware
15 100 (13.14%) Degree
16 95 (12.48%) ASP.NET
16 95 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
17 93 (12.22%) Business Intelligence
18 92 (12.09%) Citrix
19 87 (11.43%) TCP/IP
20 81 (10.64%) PowerShell
21 78 (10.25%) Windows 7
22 75 (9.86%) Retail
22 75 (9.86%) DNS
23 74 (9.72%) JavaScript
23 74 (9.72%) Unix
24 73 (9.59%) MS Exchange
25 72 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
25 72 (9.46%) DevOps
26 70 (9.20%) Cisco

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 73 (9.59%) MS Exchange
2 37 (4.86%) SharePoint
3 23 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (2.89%) IIS
4 22 (2.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 19 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (2.23%) OpenStack
7 15 (1.97%) Oracle Service Bus
8 10 (1.31%) Mule
8 10 (1.31%) Mule ESB
9 9 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.18%) SAS
9 9 (1.18%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.79%) Apache
10 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 121 (15.90%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (8.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.39%) SPSS
9 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 38 (4.99%) Dynamics NAV
2 34 (4.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (1.05%) Cognos TM1
4 6 (0.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.39%) LabWindows
7 2 (0.26%) Magento
7 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.13%) FastStats
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.13%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 124 (16.29%) Office 365
2 123 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (3.94%) SaaS
5 16 (2.10%) IaaS
6 15 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (1.58%) PaaS
8 11 (1.45%) Boomi
8 11 (1.45%) GitHub
9 10 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.53%) Trello
14 3 (0.39%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.26%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.26%) OneDrive
16 1 (0.13%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 87 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 75 (9.86%) DNS
3 68 (8.94%) Firewall
4 60 (7.88%) DHCP
5 52 (6.83%) WAN
6 49 (6.44%) SAN
7 44 (5.78%) LAN
8 34 (4.47%) VPN
9 23 (3.02%) HTTP
10 21 (2.76%) Unified Communications
11 19 (2.50%) Internet
11 19 (2.50%) Network Security
12 18 (2.37%) SNMP
12 18 (2.37%) Wireless
13 15 (1.97%) NetScaler
13 15 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (1.84%) ICMP
15 13 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (1.18%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (22.21%) SQL Server
2 65 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 61 (8.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 52 (6.83%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (6.83%) Power BI
5 46 (6.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 30 (3.94%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (2.23%) NoSQL
10 15 (1.97%) Big Data
11 13 (1.71%) MySQL
12 11 (1.45%) MS Access
13 9 (1.18%) Data Mining
13 9 (1.18%) MongoDB
14 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 8 (1.05%) OLAP
14 8 (1.05%) Snowflake Schema
14 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (1.05%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 29 (3.81%) Jenkins
2 28 (3.68%) JIRA
3 26 (3.42%) Git (software)
4 22 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (1.97%) MSTest
5 15 (1.97%) NUnit
5 15 (1.97%) TeamCity
6 14 (1.84%) Subversion
6 14 (1.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 13 (1.71%) Jasmine
7 13 (1.71%) Selenium
7 13 (1.71%) Visual Studio
8 9 (1.18%) MSI
8 9 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.79%) InstallShield
10 6 (0.79%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.53%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 4 (0.53%) VersionOne
General
1 75 (9.86%) Retail
2 56 (7.36%) Advertising
3 49 (6.44%) Finance
4 31 (4.07%) Marketing
5 29 (3.81%) Games
6 15 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.92%) French Language
10 4 (0.53%) Back Office
10 4 (0.53%) Legal
11 3 (0.39%) Electronics
12 2 (0.26%) Billing
12 2 (0.26%) German Language
12 2 (0.26%) Local Government
12 2 (0.26%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 191 (25.10%) Developer
2 120 (15.77%) Analyst
3 84 (11.04%) Support Engineer
4 78 (10.25%) .NET Developer
5 46 (6.04%) C# Developer
5 46 (6.04%) Consultant
6 45 (5.91%) Desktop Support
7 43 (5.65%) Security Engineer
8 38 (4.99%) C# .NET Developer
9 35 (4.60%) Senior Developer
9 35 (4.60%) Team Leader
9 35 (4.60%) Windows Engineer
10 34 (4.47%) Desktop Engineer
10 34 (4.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 33 (4.34%) 2nd Line Support
12 32 (4.20%) Service Analyst
13 30 (3.94%) Administrator
13 30 (3.94%) IT Support
13 30 (3.94%) Security Manager
14 29 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (17.48%) .NET
2 95 (12.48%) ASP.NET
3 64 (8.41%) HTML
4 57 (7.49%) CSS
5 51 (6.70%) AngularJS
6 49 (6.44%) ASP.NET MVC
7 47 (6.18%) jQuery
8 45 (5.91%) .NET Framework
9 42 (5.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 32 (4.20%) Middleware
11 29 (3.81%) HTML5
12 27 (3.55%) Web Services
13 21 (2.76%) CSS3
14 19 (2.50%) EDI
14 19 (2.50%) SOAP
15 18 (2.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 17 (2.23%) Angular 2
16 17 (2.23%) X-Windows
17 14 (1.84%) JSON
17 14 (1.84%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 95 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (9.07%) Data Centre
3 67 (8.80%) Management Information System
4 45 (5.91%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (5.65%) Computer Science
6 41 (5.39%) Security Operations Centre
7 36 (4.73%) User Experience
8 17 (2.23%) Driving Licence
9 15 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (1.84%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (1.31%) iPhone
12 10 (1.31%) Replication
13 9 (1.18%) NHS
14 8 (1.05%) Fat Client
14 8 (1.05%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.05%) Thin Client
15 7 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
16 5 (0.66%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 291 (38.24%) Windows
2 120 (15.77%) Windows Server
3 78 (10.25%) Windows 7
4 74 (9.72%) Unix
5 62 (8.15%) Linux
6 53 (6.96%) Windows 10
7 49 (6.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 48 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (5.78%) Windows 8
10 42 (5.52%) Mac OS X
11 9 (1.18%) Android
12 7 (0.92%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.79%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.39%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.26%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.13%) AIX
16 1 (0.13%) CentOS
16 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (15.51%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (14.98%) ITIL
3 112 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
4 93 (12.22%) Business Intelligence
5 72 (9.46%) DevOps
6 61 (8.02%) Continuous Improvement
7 60 (7.88%) MVC
8 58 (7.62%) Project Management
9 52 (6.83%) CRM
10 46 (6.04%) Mentoring
11 45 (5.91%) SIEM
12 42 (5.52%) ETL
12 42 (5.52%) Security Operations
13 39 (5.12%) Scrum
14 38 (4.99%) Application Performance Monitoring
14 38 (4.99%) Identity Access Management
14 38 (4.99%) Performance Monitoring
14 38 (4.99%) Security Architecture
15 37 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
16 35 (4.60%) Due Diligence
Programming Languages
1 220 (28.91%) SQL
2 145 (19.05%) C#
3 81 (10.64%) PowerShell
4 74 (9.72%) JavaScript
5 50 (6.57%) T-SQL
6 47 (6.18%) Python
7 40 (5.26%) VBA
8 35 (4.60%) C
9 26 (3.42%) Java
10 15 (1.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 7 (0.92%) R
11 7 (0.92%) TypeScript
11 7 (0.92%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.79%) Go
12 6 (0.79%) VBScript
13 5 (0.66%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.66%) PHP
13 5 (0.66%) VB
14 4 (0.53%) C++
14 4 (0.53%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 100 (13.14%) Degree
2 65 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (6.83%) GIAC
4 51 (6.70%) SSCP
5 44 (5.78%) CISSP
6 42 (5.52%) CISM
6 42 (5.52%) CompTIA Security+
7 38 (4.99%) MCSE
8 37 (4.86%) CISA
8 37 (4.86%) CSSLP
8 37 (4.86%) SANS
9 30 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 26 (3.42%) CCNA
12 24 (3.15%) MCP
13 20 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (1.97%) Security Cleared
15 14 (1.84%) GCIA
15 14 (1.84%) GCIH
15 14 (1.84%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (7.62%) SLA
2 14 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.71%) QA
4 11 (1.45%) GCP
5 8 (1.05%) PMO
6 5 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.39%) BS7799
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 190 (24.97%) Active Directory
2 67 (8.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (5.91%) Hyper-V
4 33 (4.34%) XenApp
5 22 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (2.76%) Docker
7 20 (2.63%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.71%) vSphere
9 11 (1.45%) XenServer
10 10 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (1.05%) Terminal Services
11 8 (1.05%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.79%) Xen
14 4 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.39%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
17 1 (0.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 43 (5.65%) SCCM
2 29 (3.81%) Puppet
3 22 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (2.10%) Ansible
5 13 (1.71%) EnCase
5 13 (1.71%) FortiGate
6 12 (1.58%) SCVMM
7 11 (1.45%) Terraform
8 10 (1.31%) Kubernetes
9 9 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (1.05%) SCOrch
10 8 (1.05%) vRealize
11 7 (0.92%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.53%) CA Service Virtualization
13 4 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (0.39%) CA Spectrum
14 3 (0.39%) Netcool
14 3 (0.39%) QRadar
Vendors
1 104 (13.67%) VMware
2 92 (12.09%) Citrix
3 70 (9.20%) Cisco
4 60 (7.88%) Symantec
5 48 (6.31%) Sophos
6 45 (5.91%) Oracle
7 40 (5.26%) IBM
8 34 (4.47%) HP
9 24 (3.15%) Google
10 17 (2.23%) CheckPoint
10 17 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (2.10%) SAP
11 16 (2.10%) Veeam
12 15 (1.97%) Xamarin
13 14 (1.84%) Splunk
13 14 (1.84%) TIBCO
14 13 (1.71%) EMC
15 12 (1.58%) Dell
15 12 (1.58%) webMethods
15 12 (1.58%) WSO2