Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 824 820 958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.89% 18.34% 17.75%
As % of the Vendors category 39.13% 37.60% 34.36%
Number of salaries quoted 690 672 752
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,716 £24,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 2106 2181 2788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 48.29% 48.79% 51.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1756 1726 2174
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,000 £48,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.09% +5.43% +2.22%
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £68,750
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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +1 216 £47,500 - 7
Hemel Hempstead -3 99 £35,000 -4.11% 6
Hatfield -8 71 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Welwyn Garden City +2 63 £33,500 -44.17%
St Albans +27 61 £36,000 -20.00% 2
Stevenage -5 32 £27,500 -26.67% 3
Borehamwood -1 29 £42,500 +9.68%
Rickmansworth +11 25 £38,000 +7.42% 1
Letchworth +12 22 £35,000 -12.50%
Broxbourne - 12 £32,500 - 1
Potters Bar +7 9 £23,500 -44.71%
Welwyn - 6 £35,000 -
Cheshunt +3 5 £28,750 +15.00%
Hitchin -2 5 £47,000 -24.80% 1
Harpenden +11 4 £38,000 -4.40%
Berkhamsted - 3 - -
Bishop's Stortford -21 2 £67,500 +125.00%
Hoddesdon -6 1 £40,000 -33.33%
Hertford -6 1 £55,000 +139.13%
Knebworth - 1 £50,000 -
Radlett - 1 £25,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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.

1 393 (47.69%) Windows
2 232 (28.16%) SQL Server
3 230 (27.91%) SQL
4 225 (27.31%) Microsoft Office
5 208 (25.24%) Windows Server
6 205 (24.88%) Active Directory
7 179 (21.72%) VMware
8 173 (21.00%) .NET
9 163 (19.78%) C#
10 145 (17.60%) Office 365
11 143 (17.35%) MS Exchange
12 132 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 130 (15.78%) PowerShell
13 130 (15.78%) ITIL
14 121 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
15 120 (14.56%) Degree
16 117 (14.20%) Cisco
17 106 (12.86%) DNS
18 104 (12.62%) Firewall
19 103 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
19 103 (12.50%) Citrix
19 103 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
20 99 (12.01%) Linux
21 97 (11.77%) ASP.NET
21 97 (11.77%) Finance
22 90 (10.92%) MVC
23 88 (10.68%) Hyper-V
24 87 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
25 83 (10.07%) Windows Server 2008
25 83 (10.07%) SLA

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
1 143 (17.35%) MS Exchange
2 54 (6.55%) SharePoint
3 50 (6.07%) Skype for Business
4 45 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 41 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (3.76%) CMS
7 29 (3.52%) IIS
8 23 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (1.33%) NetWeaver
11 10 (1.21%) Oracle Service Bus
12 9 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.85%) Confluence
13 7 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.61%) Moodle
15 3 (0.36%) SAS
15 3 (0.36%) Umbraco
16 2 (0.24%) Apache
16 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 225 (27.31%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (1.33%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.61%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.36%) SPSS
9 2 (0.24%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (1.33%) SAP BPC
4 7 (0.85%) LabWindows
4 7 (0.85%) Primavera
5 5 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.61%) Sage 200
5 5 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.49%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.49%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.24%) FastStats
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.12%) BASE24
8 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 145 (17.60%) Office 365
2 103 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (8.98%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (3.64%) SaaS
5 26 (3.16%) PaaS
6 21 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (2.06%) IaaS
8 13 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (1.21%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.61%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.49%) Amazon Glacier
12 4 (0.49%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.49%) AWS CloudTrail
12 4 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.24%) G Suite
13 2 (0.24%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 106 (12.86%) DNS
2 104 (12.62%) Firewall
3 76 (9.22%) SAN
4 73 (8.86%) VPN
5 71 (8.62%) DHCP
6 68 (8.25%) WAN
7 61 (7.40%) LAN
8 57 (6.92%) TCP/IP
9 55 (6.67%) VoIP
10 37 (4.49%) Skype
11 33 (4.00%) Wireless
12 25 (3.03%) MPLS
13 24 (2.91%) VLAN
14 23 (2.79%) Internet
14 23 (2.79%) PBX
15 21 (2.55%) Remote Desktop
16 19 (2.31%) SSL
17 14 (1.70%) ISDN
18 13 (1.58%) LDAP
19 12 (1.46%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (28.16%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (5.34%) MySQL
4 36 (4.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 31 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (3.52%) SQL Server 2016
8 25 (3.03%) SAP Data Services
9 24 (2.91%) Power BI
10 22 (2.67%) Relational Database
10 22 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
11 21 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
12 20 (2.43%) MS Access
13 12 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (1.09%) SAP BW
15 8 (0.97%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.73%) QlikView
17 4 (0.49%) RDBMS
18 3 (0.36%) DTS
Development Applications
1 47 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (5.22%) Visual Studio
3 27 (3.28%) Git (software)
4 26 (3.16%) Visual Studio Team System
5 21 (2.55%) Jasmine
6 19 (2.31%) NUnit
7 17 (2.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 16 (1.94%) Subversion
9 15 (1.82%) MSTest
9 15 (1.82%) Selenium
9 15 (1.82%) TeamCity
10 11 (1.33%) Jenkins
10 11 (1.33%) JIRA
11 8 (0.97%) MSI
11 8 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.97%) PowerBuilder
12 7 (0.85%) Flyway
13 6 (0.73%) Protractor
13 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 97 (11.77%) Finance
2 59 (7.16%) Advertising
3 56 (6.80%) Retail
4 52 (6.31%) Marketing
5 31 (3.76%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.79%) Back Office
7 22 (2.67%) Games
8 20 (2.43%) Military
9 15 (1.82%) German Language
10 13 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (1.33%) Billing
11 11 (1.33%) Publishing
12 10 (1.21%) Electronics
12 10 (1.21%) French Language
13 9 (1.09%) Legal
14 8 (0.97%) Automotive
15 4 (0.49%) Law
16 3 (0.36%) Spanish Language
17 2 (0.24%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 184 (22.33%) Developer
2 140 (16.99%) Analyst
3 102 (12.38%) Support Engineer
4 68 (8.25%) .NET Developer
4 68 (8.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 64 (7.77%) Consultant
6 61 (7.40%) C# Developer
7 60 (7.28%) IT Support
8 57 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 48 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
10 42 (5.10%) Administrator
11 40 (4.85%) Support Analyst
12 39 (4.73%) C# .NET Developer
13 38 (4.61%) IT Engineer
14 36 (4.37%) 3rd Line Support
15 34 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 34 (4.13%) IT Analyst
16 32 (3.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 30 (3.64%) Service Analyst
18 29 (3.52%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (21.00%) .NET
2 97 (11.77%) ASP.NET
3 78 (9.47%) HTML
4 72 (8.74%) ASP.NET Web API
5 68 (8.25%) AngularJS
6 59 (7.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 54 (6.55%) CSS
8 52 (6.31%) jQuery
9 51 (6.19%) Web Services
10 44 (5.34%) .NET Framework
11 37 (4.49%) REST
12 33 (4.00%) HTML5
12 33 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 33 (4.00%) XML
13 30 (3.64%) Entity Framework
13 30 (3.64%) SOAP
14 29 (3.52%) CSS3
15 23 (2.79%) WCF
16 19 (2.31%) KnockoutJS
17 18 (2.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (6.19%) Computer Science
3 42 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 33 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 26 (3.16%) Client/Server
6 20 (2.43%) Blog
6 20 (2.43%) iPhone
7 19 (2.31%) Replication
8 18 (2.18%) Driving Licence
9 17 (2.06%) User Experience
10 16 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (1.82%) Fintech
12 13 (1.58%) Virtual Team
13 11 (1.33%) Blackberry
14 9 (1.09%) e-Learning
14 9 (1.09%) Tandem
15 8 (0.97%) Social Media
16 7 (0.85%) Clustering
16 7 (0.85%) FMCG
16 7 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 393 (47.69%) Windows
2 208 (25.24%) Windows Server
3 99 (12.01%) Linux
4 87 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (10.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (8.62%) Windows 7
7 61 (7.40%) Windows 10
8 46 (5.58%) Unix
9 32 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (3.03%) Windows 8
11 21 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (2.55%) Windows XP
12 12 (1.46%) Mac OS
13 11 (1.33%) Windows Vista
14 10 (1.21%) CentOS
14 10 (1.21%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.21%) Windows Phone
15 9 (1.09%) Android
15 9 (1.09%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.73%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (15.78%) ITIL
2 121 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (10.92%) MVC
4 65 (7.89%) Scrum
5 62 (7.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 61 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
7 58 (7.04%) Migration
8 54 (6.55%) Change Management
9 47 (5.70%) Unit Testing
10 46 (5.58%) Problem Management
10 46 (5.58%) TDD
11 42 (5.10%) Presales
12 38 (4.61%) CRM
12 38 (4.61%) Project Management
13 36 (4.37%) Service Management
14 35 (4.25%) E-Commerce
14 35 (4.25%) ITSM
15 34 (4.13%) Mentoring
15 34 (4.13%) Test Automation
15 34 (4.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 230 (27.91%) SQL
2 163 (19.78%) C#
3 130 (15.78%) PowerShell
4 76 (9.22%) JavaScript
5 64 (7.77%) T-SQL
6 31 (3.76%) C
7 29 (3.52%) VB
8 22 (2.67%) C++
8 22 (2.67%) VBA
9 20 (2.43%) VBScript
10 18 (2.18%) Java
11 12 (1.46%) Python
11 12 (1.46%) VB6
12 11 (1.33%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.21%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.97%) Progress 4GL
14 8 (0.97%) R
14 8 (0.97%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.73%) PHP
16 4 (0.49%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 120 (14.56%) Degree
2 103 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (6.55%) Cisco Certification
3 54 (6.55%) MCSE
4 42 (5.10%) CCNA
5 40 (4.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 32 (3.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 30 (3.64%) MCP
7 30 (3.64%) MCSA
8 26 (3.16%) Security Cleared
9 20 (2.43%) SC Cleared
10 19 (2.31%) MCTS
11 16 (1.94%) A+ Certification
12 15 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
13 14 (1.70%) CISA
13 14 (1.70%) CISM
13 14 (1.70%) CISSP
13 14 (1.70%) SANS
13 14 (1.70%) SSCP
14 12 (1.46%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (10.07%) SLA
2 38 (4.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.91%) ISO 9001
4 15 (1.82%) QA
5 14 (1.70%) PMO
6 6 (0.73%) GAMP
6 6 (0.73%) GxP
6 6 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.49%) RosettaNet
8 3 (0.36%) GDPR
9 1 (0.12%) GMP
9 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 205 (24.88%) Active Directory
2 132 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (10.68%) Hyper-V
4 52 (6.31%) vSphere
5 27 (3.28%) XenApp
6 26 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (2.55%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.21%) Terminal Server
9 7 (0.85%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (0.73%) Xen
11 5 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.49%) XenServer
13 1 (0.12%) Docker
13 1 (0.12%) vCloud
13 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (3.64%) SCCM
2 20 (2.43%) WSUS
3 14 (1.70%) Puppet
4 13 (1.58%) Backup Exec
5 12 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.73%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.61%) Ansible
10 4 (0.49%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.49%) WMI
10 4 (0.49%) XenMobile
11 3 (0.36%) cPanel
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.36%) Plesk
11 3 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 179 (21.72%) VMware
2 117 (14.20%) Cisco
3 103 (12.50%) Citrix
4 74 (8.98%) HP
5 66 (8.01%) Oracle
6 38 (4.61%) IBM
7 37 (4.49%) SAP
8 28 (3.40%) NetApp
9 25 (3.03%) Adobe
10 24 (2.91%) Dell
11 22 (2.67%) Symantec
12 21 (2.55%) Xerox
13 19 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
14 18 (2.18%) Veeam
15 17 (2.06%) Apple
15 17 (2.06%) Cognos
16 15 (1.82%) Aruba
16 15 (1.82%) Juniper
16 15 (1.82%) Xamarin
17 13 (1.58%) SonicWALL