Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 202 610 782
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 21.58% 21.69% 17.77%
As % of the Vendors category 46.01% 42.54% 38.52%
Number of salaries quoted 203 520 682
Median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%

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 439 1,434 2,030
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 46.90% 50.98% 46.14%
Number of salaries quoted 351 1,057 1,551
Median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £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 proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 7 August 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 7 August 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 +1 66 £47,500 -5.00% 5
St Albans 0 29 £60,000 +50.00% 10
Hemel Hempstead -4 22 £34,757 -22.76% 4
Borehamwood +1 18 £30,000 -14.29% 5
Hatfield +1 18 £33,750 -15.63% 5
Stevenage -3 8 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Welwyn Garden City -4 7 £45,000 +57.89%
Letchworth -7 6 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Waltham Cross 0 4 £40,000 +52.38%
Rickmansworth - 2 £35,000 -
Hertford - 2 £25,500 -
Potters Bar +6 1 £27,500 -45.00%
Radlett - 1 - -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 7 August 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.

1 103 (50.99%) Windows
2 84 (41.58%) Active Directory
3 81 (40.10%) SQL Server
4 74 (36.63%) SQL
5 70 (34.65%) Office 365
6 67 (33.17%) Windows Server
7 64 (31.68%) Microsoft Office
8 61 (30.20%) Azure
9 54 (26.73%) VMware
10 47 (23.27%) Firewall
11 44 (21.78%) C#
11 44 (21.78%) DNS
11 44 (21.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 42 (20.79%) DHCP
13 39 (19.31%) Problem-Solving
14 34 (16.83%) SharePoint
15 33 (16.34%) TCP/IP
15 33 (16.34%) Windows 10
16 31 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
17 30 (14.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 30 (14.85%) .NET
18 29 (14.36%) vSphere
19 28 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
20 27 (13.37%) Migration
20 27 (13.37%) Finance
21 26 (12.87%) Citrix
22 25 (12.38%) ETL
22 25 (12.38%) Microsoft Excel
23 24 (11.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 24 (11.88%) LAN

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 34 (16.83%) SharePoint
2 21 (10.40%) MS Exchange
3 16 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.99%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.99%) IIS
5 2 (0.99%) nginx
5 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.99%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 64 (31.68%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (12.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.99%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.50%) Maximo
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 70 (34.65%) Office 365
2 61 (30.20%) Azure
3 20 (9.90%) OneDrive
4 18 (8.91%) Power Platform
5 16 (7.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (6.44%) AWS
7 5 (2.48%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.99%) G Suite
9 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.50%) IaaS
9 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (23.27%) Firewall
2 44 (21.78%) DNS
3 42 (20.79%) DHCP
4 33 (16.34%) TCP/IP
5 24 (11.88%) LAN
6 21 (10.40%) WAN
7 18 (8.91%) Wireless
8 12 (5.94%) VPN
9 10 (4.95%) Internet
9 10 (4.95%) SAN
9 10 (4.95%) VoIP
9 10 (4.95%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (4.46%) PBX
11 8 (3.96%) Cisco Wireless
12 7 (3.47%) VLAN
13 4 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (1.98%) Skype
14 3 (1.49%) Unified Communications
14 3 (1.49%) VSAN
15 2 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (40.10%) SQL Server
2 30 (14.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (11.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (9.41%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (8.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (7.43%) Power BI
7 10 (4.95%) IBM InfoSphere
8 9 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (3.96%) SQL Server 2017
10 7 (3.47%) MySQL
11 6 (2.97%) OLAP
11 6 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (2.48%) Data Lake
12 5 (2.48%) Relational Database
12 5 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (1.49%) GIS
14 3 (1.49%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (4.95%) JIRA
2 9 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.49%) Jasmine
3 3 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.49%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.50%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.50%) MSI
General
1 27 (13.37%) Finance
2 15 (7.43%) Public Sector
3 14 (6.93%) Retail
4 9 (4.46%) Legal
5 3 (1.49%) Local Government
5 3 (1.49%) Marketing
6 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (26.24%) Developer
2 40 (19.80%) IT Support
3 36 (17.82%) Support Engineer
4 27 (13.37%) C# Developer
5 26 (12.87%) SQL Developer
6 25 (12.38%) .NET Developer
6 25 (12.38%) IT Engineer
7 23 (11.39%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (9.90%) Analyst
8 20 (9.90%) Network Support
9 18 (8.91%) IT Support Engineer
10 17 (8.42%) C# .NET Developer
11 16 (7.92%) Support Technician
12 15 (7.43%) VMware Engineer
13 14 (6.93%) 2nd Line Support Technician
13 14 (6.93%) Service Desk Support
14 13 (6.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 13 (6.44%) ETL Developer
14 13 (6.44%) IT Technician
14 13 (6.44%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.85%) .NET
2 18 (8.91%) ASP.NET
3 17 (8.42%) CSS
4 16 (7.92%) Web Services
5 11 (5.45%) .NET Core
5 11 (5.45%) AngularJS
5 11 (5.45%) HTML
6 9 (4.46%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (3.96%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (3.47%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.97%) Entity Framework
9 6 (2.97%) REST
9 6 (2.97%) RESTful
9 6 (2.97%) Sass
9 6 (2.97%) XML
10 5 (2.48%) MDX
10 5 (2.48%) WSH
11 3 (1.49%) jQuery
11 3 (1.49%) Symfony
11 3 (1.49%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.43%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (4.95%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.97%) EPoS
4 6 (2.97%) iPad
4 6 (2.97%) NHS
5 3 (1.49%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.49%) User Experience
6 2 (0.99%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.99%) Clustering
6 2 (0.99%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.99%) Replication
6 2 (0.99%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.50%) AS400
7 1 (0.50%) Blog
7 1 (0.50%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.50%) Handset
7 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 103 (50.99%) Windows
2 67 (33.17%) Windows Server
3 33 (16.34%) Windows 10
4 28 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (10.89%) Linux
6 19 (9.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (6.44%) Windows 7
8 12 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (3.47%) Apple iOS
10 7 (3.47%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (1.98%) Android
11 4 (1.98%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.99%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.99%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.31%) Problem-Solving
2 31 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (13.37%) Migration
4 25 (12.38%) ETL
5 20 (9.90%) ITIL
6 18 (8.91%) Data Migration
6 18 (8.91%) Decision-Making
7 17 (8.42%) Analytics
7 17 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (8.42%) Scrum
8 14 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (5.94%) Incident Management
9 12 (5.94%) Translating Business Requirements
10 11 (5.45%) Data Analytics
10 11 (5.45%) Project Delivery
10 11 (5.45%) Service Delivery
11 10 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (4.95%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (4.95%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 10 (4.95%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (36.63%) SQL
2 44 (21.78%) C#
3 23 (11.39%) T-SQL
4 20 (9.90%) PowerShell
5 13 (6.44%) JavaScript
6 12 (5.94%) VBA
6 12 (5.94%) VBScript
7 11 (5.45%) TypeScript
8 9 (4.46%) PHP
9 8 (3.96%) VB
10 6 (2.97%) Perl
10 6 (2.97%) Python
11 5 (2.48%) R
12 2 (0.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.99%) Java
12 2 (0.99%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.50%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.50%) C
13 1 (0.50%) RPG
13 1 (0.50%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 22 (10.89%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 18 (8.91%) Degree
4 15 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.48%) ISEB
5 5 (2.48%) MBCS
5 5 (2.48%) MCSE
6 3 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.49%) MCSA
7 2 (0.99%) CCNA
7 2 (0.99%) CCNP
7 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.50%) APMG
8 1 (0.50%) CISA
8 1 (0.50%) CISSP
8 1 (0.50%) MCP
8 1 (0.50%) SANS
8 1 (0.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.47%) SLA
3 3 (1.49%) PMO
4 2 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.99%) QA
5 1 (0.50%) GDPR
5 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (41.58%) Active Directory
2 44 (21.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (14.36%) vSphere
4 21 (10.40%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 10 (4.95%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (4.95%) XenApp
6 8 (3.96%) Docker
7 6 (2.97%) vCloud
8 3 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (10.89%) SCCM
2 4 (1.98%) WSUS
3 3 (1.49%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.49%) vRealize
4 2 (0.99%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.99%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.99%) Terraform
5 1 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.50%) SCOM
5 1 (0.50%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (26.73%) VMware
2 26 (12.87%) Citrix
3 23 (11.39%) HP
4 22 (10.89%) Cisco
5 16 (7.92%) Oracle
6 11 (5.45%) IBM
7 10 (4.95%) Talend
8 9 (4.46%) Apple
8 9 (4.46%) SonicWALL
9 8 (3.96%) NetApp
10 6 (2.97%) Meraki
10 6 (2.97%) Veeam
11 5 (2.48%) Databricks
12 4 (1.98%) Mitel
13 3 (1.49%) Adobe
13 3 (1.49%) Aruba
13 3 (1.49%) Asigra
13 3 (1.49%) Atlassian
13 3 (1.49%) Zend
14 2 (0.99%) Mellanox