Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 790 760 884
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 16.04% 17.16% 17.74%
As % of the Vendors category 33.38% 38.83% 32.81%
Number of salaries quoted 699 615 743
Hertfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,100 £24,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £68,500
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%

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 2,367 1,957 2,694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 48.06% 44.18% 54.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,890 1,504 2,132
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £45,500 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.25% -1.11% +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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +1 171 £50,000 - 23
Hatfield -7 121 £51,250 -6.82% 13
Hemel Hempstead -6 117 £36,250 -3.33% 15
St Albans +3 55 £33,000 -34.00% 12
Welwyn Garden City -15 44 £43,750 +0.86% 6
Letchworth +12 23 £34,000 -20.00% 3
Stevenage -7 21 £30,000 -22.08% 11
Borehamwood 0 15 £36,000 +10.77%
Rickmansworth +2 14 £21,500 -52.22%
Hitchin +16 13 £27,500 -46.34% 1
Royston +12 13 £35,000 -46.15% 5
Hertford +9 10 £40,500 +113.16% 3
Welwyn +4 8 £27,500 -24.66% 3
Harpenden +8 7 £35,000 +52.17%
Potters Bar -2 6 £25,500 +21.43%
Radlett -1 4 £60,000 +26.32%
Tring - 4 £27,500 -
Broxbourne +3 2 £24,000 +4.35%
Knebworth - 1 £50,000 -
Cheshunt - 1 £75,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 289 (36.58%) Windows
2 244 (30.89%) SQL
3 183 (23.16%) SQL Server
4 176 (22.28%) C#
5 174 (22.03%) .NET
6 155 (19.62%) Active Directory
7 149 (18.86%) Microsoft Office
8 147 (18.61%) ITIL
9 124 (15.70%) ASP.NET
10 118 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
11 117 (14.81%) Windows Server
12 116 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
13 105 (13.29%) Degree
14 104 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
15 102 (12.91%) MVC
16 95 (12.03%) Citrix
17 94 (11.90%) Advertising
18 88 (11.14%) VMware
18 88 (11.14%) Office 365
19 87 (11.01%) PowerShell
19 87 (11.01%) DevOps
19 87 (11.01%) Linux
20 84 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
21 82 (10.38%) Management Information System
21 82 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
21 82 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
22 80 (10.13%) JavaScript
23 79 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
24 77 (9.75%) DNS
25 75 (9.49%) TCP/IP

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 59 (7.47%) MS Exchange
2 53 (6.71%) SharePoint
3 32 (4.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 21 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (2.53%) Oracle Service Bus
6 18 (2.28%) Skype for Business
7 16 (2.03%) IIS
7 16 (2.03%) OpenStack
8 10 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.27%) Mule
8 10 (1.27%) Mule ESB
9 5 (0.63%) Apache
9 5 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
9 5 (0.63%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.51%) Moodle
11 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.38%) SAS
11 3 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 149 (18.86%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (8.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (4.43%) Spreadsheet
4 15 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.38%) SPSS
8 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 46 (5.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (4.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (1.01%) LabWindows
4 4 (0.51%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.25%) Magento
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.13%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 88 (11.14%) Office 365
2 84 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (3.67%) SaaS
5 14 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (1.39%) Boomi
7 11 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (1.01%) GitHub
9 7 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.89%) Amazon Glacier
9 7 (0.89%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.89%) AWS CloudTrail
9 7 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.76%) IaaS
11 4 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.51%) PaaS
11 4 (0.51%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 77 (9.75%) DNS
2 75 (9.49%) TCP/IP
3 71 (8.99%) Firewall
4 65 (8.23%) WAN
5 64 (8.10%) DHCP
6 49 (6.20%) LAN
7 39 (4.94%) SAN
8 38 (4.81%) Unified Communications
9 27 (3.42%) VPN
10 25 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
11 19 (2.41%) Internet
12 17 (2.15%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (2.15%) Skype
13 16 (2.03%) HTTP
14 15 (1.90%) IP Telephony
14 15 (1.90%) VLAN
15 14 (1.77%) NetScaler
16 10 (1.27%) SSL
16 10 (1.27%) VoIP
17 9 (1.14%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (23.16%) SQL Server
2 73 (9.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 62 (7.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (6.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 46 (5.82%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (5.44%) Power BI
7 29 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 28 (3.54%) MySQL
9 25 (3.16%) Relational Database
10 24 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
12 13 (1.65%) Snowflake Schema
12 13 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
12 13 (1.65%) Star Schema
13 12 (1.52%) NoSQL
14 11 (1.39%) MS Access
15 10 (1.27%) Oracle Database
16 8 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (1.01%) Big Data
17 7 (0.89%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 36 (4.56%) Git (software)
2 32 (4.05%) Jenkins
3 25 (3.16%) Jasmine
3 25 (3.16%) JIRA
3 25 (3.16%) NUnit
3 25 (3.16%) Subversion
3 25 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (3.16%) Visual Studio
4 24 (3.04%) MSTest
4 24 (3.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 23 (2.91%) Selenium
6 20 (2.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 13 (1.65%) MSI
7 13 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (1.39%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.76%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.51%) VersionOne
11 3 (0.38%) FxCop
11 3 (0.38%) Moq
11 3 (0.38%) StyleCop
General
1 94 (11.90%) Advertising
2 62 (7.85%) Finance
3 41 (5.19%) Marketing
4 37 (4.68%) Retail
5 21 (2.66%) Games
6 11 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.14%) French Language
7 9 (1.14%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.01%) Electronics
8 8 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.89%) Legal
10 6 (0.76%) German Language
11 4 (0.51%) Publishing
12 2 (0.25%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Back Office
13 1 (0.13%) Billing
13 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 230 (29.11%) Developer
2 140 (17.72%) Analyst
3 83 (10.51%) .NET Developer
4 75 (9.49%) Support Engineer
5 54 (6.84%) C# Developer
6 53 (6.71%) Administrator
7 51 (6.46%) Senior Developer
7 51 (6.46%) Service Analyst
7 51 (6.46%) Team Leader
8 42 (5.32%) Windows Engineer
9 41 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 39 (4.94%) C# .NET Developer
11 37 (4.68%) CRM Developer
12 36 (4.56%) IT Support
13 33 (4.18%) 2nd Line Support
13 33 (4.18%) Senior .NET Developer
13 33 (4.18%) Support Analyst
14 32 (4.05%) Desktop Support
15 28 (3.54%) Dynamics NAV Developer
16 27 (3.42%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (22.03%) .NET
2 124 (15.70%) ASP.NET
3 79 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 72 (9.11%) HTML
5 63 (7.97%) ASP.NET Web API
5 63 (7.97%) CSS
6 55 (6.96%) AngularJS
7 52 (6.58%) .NET Framework
7 52 (6.58%) jQuery
8 37 (4.68%) HTML5
9 36 (4.56%) Middleware
10 32 (4.05%) Web Services
11 30 (3.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 29 (3.67%) CSS3
13 26 (3.29%) REST
14 25 (3.16%) KnockoutJS
15 24 (3.04%) SOAP
16 22 (2.78%) XML
17 18 (2.28%) EDI
18 13 (1.65%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 82 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
1 82 (10.38%) Management Information System
2 61 (7.72%) Data Centre
3 60 (7.59%) Computer Science
4 39 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (3.54%) User Experience
6 21 (2.66%) Fat Client
6 21 (2.66%) Thin Client
7 18 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 15 (1.90%) Clustering
10 13 (1.65%) Blog
10 13 (1.65%) Private Cloud
10 13 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
10 13 (1.65%) Social Media
11 9 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.14%) NHS
12 8 (1.01%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.01%) Replication
13 7 (0.89%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 289 (36.58%) Windows
2 117 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 87 (11.01%) Linux
4 47 (5.95%) Windows 7
5 43 (5.44%) Windows 10
6 39 (4.94%) Unix
7 33 (4.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (3.92%) Windows 8
9 30 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (3.16%) Mac OS X
11 18 (2.28%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.63%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.38%) Android
15 1 (0.13%) AIX
15 1 (0.13%) CentOS
15 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (18.61%) ITIL
2 118 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
4 104 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
5 102 (12.91%) MVC
6 87 (11.01%) DevOps
7 66 (8.35%) Project Management
8 56 (7.09%) CRM
8 56 (7.09%) Web Development
9 48 (6.08%) Problem Management
10 47 (5.95%) Service Management
11 46 (5.82%) Scrum
12 44 (5.57%) ITSM
13 43 (5.44%) ETL
14 42 (5.32%) Analytics
14 42 (5.32%) Unit Testing
15 40 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (4.81%) Mentoring
16 38 (4.81%) Proactive Management
17 36 (4.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 244 (30.89%) SQL
2 176 (22.28%) C#
3 87 (11.01%) PowerShell
4 80 (10.13%) JavaScript
5 48 (6.08%) T-SQL
6 41 (5.19%) C
7 33 (4.18%) Python
8 20 (2.53%) VBA
9 12 (1.52%) C++
9 12 (1.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 11 (1.39%) Java
11 5 (0.63%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.63%) TypeScript
11 5 (0.63%) VB
11 5 (0.63%) VBScript
12 4 (0.51%) XPath
12 4 (0.51%) XQuery
13 3 (0.38%) PHP
14 2 (0.25%) Progress 4GL
14 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 105 (13.29%) Degree
2 67 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (6.08%) MCSE
4 37 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
6 26 (3.29%) Security Cleared
7 21 (2.66%) MCP
8 19 (2.41%) GIAC
8 19 (2.41%) SSCP
9 17 (2.15%) MCSA
10 15 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (1.90%) MCITP
11 13 (1.65%) CISM
11 13 (1.65%) CISSP
11 13 (1.65%) CompTIA Security+
12 12 (1.52%) CISA
12 12 (1.52%) CSSLP
12 12 (1.52%) SANS
13 11 (1.39%) CCNA
14 7 (0.89%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (9.11%) SLA
2 34 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.65%) QA
4 11 (1.39%) GCP
5 6 (0.76%) PMO
6 5 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 155 (19.62%) Active Directory
2 69 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.56%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.78%) XenApp
5 18 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.03%) vSphere
7 14 (1.77%) Docker
7 14 (1.77%) Xen
8 10 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (0.89%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.51%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.51%) XenServer
12 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.25%) Snort
13 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 51 (6.46%) SCCM
2 45 (5.70%) Puppet
3 29 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (3.16%) Ansible
5 17 (2.15%) FortiGate
6 11 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (1.39%) Terraform
7 6 (0.76%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.76%) EnCase
7 6 (0.76%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.51%) CA Service Virtualization
9 4 (0.51%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.51%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.51%) vRealize
9 4 (0.51%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.38%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.25%) Graphite
11 2 (0.25%) WMI
11 2 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 95 (12.03%) Citrix
2 88 (11.14%) VMware
3 65 (8.23%) Oracle
4 62 (7.85%) Cisco
5 50 (6.33%) HP
6 31 (3.92%) IBM
7 26 (3.29%) Symantec
8 24 (3.04%) CheckPoint
8 24 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
8 24 (3.04%) Xamarin
9 23 (2.91%) Google
10 20 (2.53%) Sitecore
11 19 (2.41%) SAP
12 15 (1.90%) Apple
12 15 (1.90%) Sophos
12 15 (1.90%) TIBCO
13 13 (1.65%) Dell
14 12 (1.52%) Cognos
14 12 (1.52%) WSO2
15 11 (1.39%) MuleSoft