Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 3 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 365 807 768
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.64% 22.68% 17.15%
As % of the Vendors category 36.57% 46.73% 34.99%
Number of salaries quoted 291 604 661
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 998 1,727 2,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 50.97% 48.54% 49.01%
Number of salaries quoted 708 1,318 1,788
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £71,250
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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020. 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 0 132 £40,000 -20.00% 30
St Albans -3 65 £52,500 +31.25% 18
Hatfield +4 39 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Hemel Hempstead -10 22 £45,000 - 6
Letchworth -5 20 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Borehamwood +12 17 £30,000 +21.21% 9
Bishop's Stortford +4 9 £39,500 +5.33% 9
Stevenage -6 6 £24,500 -38.75% 11
Harpenden -2 5 £26,500 -19.70%
Royston - 5 £25,000 - 2
Welwyn Garden City -8 4 - -
Hitchin +5 2 £75,000 +222.58%
Kings Langley -2 2 - -
Potters Bar -7 2 £35,000 -20.45% 3
Hoddesdon 0 1 - - 1
Hertford -4 1 £35,500 +36.54% 10
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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.

1 155 (42.47%) SQL Server
2 133 (36.44%) Windows
3 122 (33.42%) SQL
4 112 (30.68%) Active Directory
5 103 (28.22%) Azure
6 95 (26.03%) Microsoft Office
7 91 (24.93%) C#
8 81 (22.19%) Windows Server
9 80 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
10 77 (21.10%) Office 365
11 70 (19.18%) VMware
12 67 (18.36%) Problem-Solving
13 66 (18.08%) Finance
14 64 (17.53%) Analytics
15 61 (16.71%) Firewall
15 61 (16.71%) AWS
16 55 (15.07%) PostgreSQL
16 55 (15.07%) Windows 10
17 54 (14.79%) DNS
18 52 (14.25%) .NET
19 51 (13.97%) CSS
20 49 (13.42%) Migration
21 48 (13.15%) JavaScript
22 47 (12.88%) PowerShell
23 45 (12.33%) TCP/IP
24 44 (12.05%) Security Cleared
24 44 (12.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 44 (12.05%) Data Migration
25 43 (11.78%) HTML
26 42 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure

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 41 (11.23%) MS Exchange
2 29 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (4.93%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.01%) Confluence
5 6 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.64%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.82%) IIS
6 3 (0.82%) K2 blackpearl
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.55%) Apache
7 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.27%) CMS
8 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.27%) nginx
8 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.27%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 95 (26.03%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (6.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.19%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.64%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.82%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.27%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 103 (28.22%) Azure
2 77 (21.10%) Office 365
3 61 (16.71%) AWS
4 26 (7.12%) Power Platform
5 11 (3.01%) IaaS
6 10 (2.74%) SaaS
7 7 (1.92%) OneDrive
8 6 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.64%) Google Analytics
9 4 (1.10%) G Suite
10 3 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.82%) PaaS
11 2 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.55%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.55%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.55%) npm
12 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 61 (16.71%) Firewall
2 54 (14.79%) DNS
3 45 (12.33%) TCP/IP
4 38 (10.41%) DHCP
5 34 (9.32%) LAN
6 27 (7.40%) VLAN
7 26 (7.12%) VoIP
7 26 (7.12%) WAN
8 20 (5.48%) Internet
8 20 (5.48%) VPN
9 15 (4.11%) Remote Desktop
10 10 (2.74%) BGP
11 9 (2.47%) Skype
12 8 (2.19%) Broadband
12 8 (2.19%) EIGRP
12 8 (2.19%) MPLS
12 8 (2.19%) Network Security
12 8 (2.19%) OSPF
12 8 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (2.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (42.47%) SQL Server
2 55 (15.07%) PostgreSQL
3 44 (12.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (7.12%) Power BI
5 21 (5.75%) IBM InfoSphere
5 21 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.29%) Data Lake
7 12 (3.29%) Relational Database
7 12 (3.29%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (3.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (3.01%) OLAP
9 10 (2.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.74%) QlikView
10 8 (2.19%) Big Data
10 8 (2.19%) PowerPivot
11 6 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.64%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.64%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (4.66%) Git (software)
1 17 (4.66%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.29%) JIRA
3 10 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (2.19%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.92%) Jasmine
6 6 (1.64%) MSI
7 5 (1.37%) Selenium
7 5 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (1.10%) InstallShield
8 4 (1.10%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.55%) Grunt
9 2 (0.55%) gulp
9 2 (0.55%) Protractor
9 2 (0.55%) webpack
10 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.27%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 66 (18.08%) Finance
2 40 (10.96%) Retail
3 22 (6.03%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.56%) Legal
5 8 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.92%) Marketing
7 4 (1.10%) Games
8 3 (0.82%) French Language
8 3 (0.82%) German Language
8 3 (0.82%) Swedish Language
8 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.55%) Back Office
9 2 (0.55%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 109 (29.86%) Developer
2 63 (17.26%) C# Developer
3 58 (15.89%) IT Support
4 52 (14.25%) SQL Developer
5 47 (12.88%) Analyst
6 36 (9.86%) 2nd Line Support
7 33 (9.04%) Support Engineer
8 32 (8.77%) IT Engineer
9 31 (8.49%) .NET Developer
10 25 (6.85%) Support Technician
11 23 (6.30%) Architect
11 23 (6.30%) IT Technician
11 23 (6.30%) Service Desk Support
12 22 (6.03%) C# .NET Developer
12 22 (6.03%) Full Stack Developer
12 22 (6.03%) IT Support Technician
13 21 (5.75%) ETL Developer
13 21 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (5.75%) Oracle Developer
13 21 (5.75%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.25%) .NET
2 51 (13.97%) CSS
3 43 (11.78%) HTML
4 30 (8.22%) ASP.NET
5 28 (7.67%) Web Services
6 23 (6.30%) AngularJS
6 23 (6.30%) HTML5
7 19 (5.21%) .NET Framework
8 18 (4.93%) RESTful
8 18 (4.93%) WSH
9 17 (4.66%) Node.js
10 14 (3.84%) .NET Core
11 8 (2.19%) D3.js
11 8 (2.19%) Entity Framework
12 7 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (1.64%) Angular 2
13 6 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (1.64%) REST
14 4 (1.10%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.66%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.74%) User Experience
6 9 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.64%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.64%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.37%) Clustering
9 4 (1.10%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.10%) Life Science
9 4 (1.10%) NHS
9 4 (1.10%) Replication
9 4 (1.10%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.82%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.82%) Social Media
11 2 (0.55%) Animation
11 2 (0.55%) FMCG
11 2 (0.55%) iPad
11 2 (0.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 133 (36.44%) Windows
2 81 (22.19%) Windows Server
3 55 (15.07%) Windows 10
4 36 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (9.59%) Linux
6 23 (6.30%) Windows 7
7 14 (3.84%) Windows 8
7 14 (3.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.37%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.10%) CentOS
9 4 (1.10%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.82%) Android
11 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.55%) Unix
11 2 (0.55%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (18.36%) Problem-Solving
3 64 (17.53%) Analytics
4 49 (13.42%) Migration
5 44 (12.05%) Data Migration
6 41 (11.23%) ETL
7 38 (10.41%) Translating Business Requirements
8 37 (10.14%) ITIL
9 35 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (9.04%) Data Analytics
11 29 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
12 28 (7.67%) API Development
13 26 (7.12%) Continuous Improvement
14 25 (6.85%) Scrum
15 24 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 23 (6.30%) Front End Development
17 22 (6.03%) Time Management
18 21 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (5.75%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 21 (5.75%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 122 (33.42%) SQL
2 91 (24.93%) C#
3 48 (13.15%) JavaScript
4 47 (12.88%) PowerShell
5 24 (6.58%) T-SQL
6 20 (5.48%) VBScript
7 19 (5.21%) TypeScript
8 12 (3.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 8 (2.19%) VBA
10 6 (1.64%) Java
10 6 (1.64%) Python
11 3 (0.82%) C
11 3 (0.82%) VB
12 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.55%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.27%) RPG
13 1 (0.27%) RPG IV
13 1 (0.27%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 44 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 42 (11.51%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (7.12%) Degree
5 17 (4.66%) MCSE
6 10 (2.74%) CCNA
6 10 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.19%) AWS Certification
8 6 (1.64%) CCDP
8 6 (1.64%) CCIE
8 6 (1.64%) CCNP
8 6 (1.64%) MBCS
8 6 (1.64%) MCSA
8 6 (1.64%) Postgraduate
9 5 (1.37%) HNC
9 5 (1.37%) ISEB
9 5 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.10%) HND
11 3 (0.82%) CISSP
11 3 (0.82%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.19%) PMO
3 6 (1.64%) QA
3 6 (1.64%) SLA
4 5 (1.37%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.10%) GDPR
6 3 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.82%) NIST
7 2 (0.55%) WAI
System Software
1 112 (30.68%) Active Directory
2 42 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.95%) vSphere
4 26 (7.12%) Hyper-V
5 22 (6.03%) XenApp
6 11 (3.01%) Docker
7 4 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.10%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.82%) Firmware
9 2 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.55%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (5.48%) SCCM
2 10 (2.74%) Ansible
3 8 (2.19%) WSUS
4 7 (1.92%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.92%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.27%) EnCase
8 1 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.27%) Grafana
8 1 (0.27%) Graphite
8 1 (0.27%) MIIS
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 70 (19.18%) VMware
2 35 (9.59%) Citrix
2 35 (9.59%) Oracle
3 29 (7.95%) IBM
4 23 (6.30%) Cisco
5 21 (5.75%) Talend
6 18 (4.93%) Google
7 16 (4.38%) F5
7 16 (4.38%) Logi
7 16 (4.38%) Logi Analytics
8 14 (3.84%) HP
8 14 (3.84%) Meraki
9 12 (3.29%) Tableau
10 10 (2.74%) Mitel
11 7 (1.92%) Asigra
11 7 (1.92%) Remedy
12 6 (1.64%) Extreme Networks
12 6 (1.64%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.64%) Radware
12 6 (1.64%) ServiceNow