Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 818 748 779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.78% 18.13% 17.60%
As % of the Vendors category 41.50% 39.87% 36.57%
Number of salaries quoted 613 624 652
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,875 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 1,971 1,876 2,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 47.67% 45.48% 48.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,474 1,584 1,689
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,075 £27,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 0 229 £46,500 -2.11% 20
Welwyn Garden City +1 112 £45,000 +40.63% 3
Hatfield -8 74 £45,500 -13.33% 15
Hemel Hempstead -1 72 £50,000 +33.33% 11
St Albans -1 70 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Letchworth +15 29 £34,000 -9.33% 3
Borehamwood -4 15 £27,000 -36.47% 2
Stevenage -9 12 £40,000 +45.45% 19
Hoddesdon +11 11 £22,500 -40.00% 1
Bishop's Stortford +2 8 £38,750 +66.67% 5
Harpenden - 7 £35,000 - 1
Radlett +8 6 £60,000 +140.00% 1
Broxbourne -5 5 £57,500 +76.92%
Hertford +10 4 £41,000 +17.14% 2
Cheshunt 0 3 £42,500 +47.83%
Rickmansworth -12 3 £65,000 +62.50%
Royston - 3 £35,000 - 2
Potters Bar -5 2 £39,250 +67.02% 2
Sawbridgeworth - 2 £45,000 -
Baldock - 2 £47,500 -
Waltham Cross - 2 £47,500 - 2
Hitchin - 1 £26,000 - 1
Tring - 1 £25,000 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 341 (41.69%) Windows
2 209 (25.55%) Active Directory
3 190 (23.23%) SQL
4 180 (22.00%) SQL Server
5 169 (20.66%) Office 365
6 157 (19.19%) Microsoft Azure
7 151 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
8 142 (17.36%) C#
9 135 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
10 133 (16.26%) Microsoft Office
11 129 (15.77%) .NET
12 123 (15.04%) VMware
13 120 (14.67%) Windows Server
14 110 (13.45%) Degree
15 104 (12.71%) DNS
16 100 (12.22%) ASP.NET
17 99 (12.10%) Windows 7
18 97 (11.86%) JavaScript
19 95 (11.61%) Microsoft Excel
19 95 (11.61%) PowerShell
20 94 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
21 93 (11.37%) Firewall
22 92 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
22 92 (11.25%) Retail
23 84 (10.27%) HTML
24 81 (9.90%) MS Exchange
24 81 (9.90%) Finance
25 79 (9.66%) TCP/IP
26 78 (9.54%) CSS
26 78 (9.54%) Symantec

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 81 (9.90%) MS Exchange
2 44 (5.38%) SharePoint
3 25 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (2.93%) OpenStack
5 20 (2.44%) Skype for Business
6 19 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (1.96%) IIS
8 15 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 14 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (0.98%) GlassFish
10 8 (0.98%) JBoss
10 8 (0.98%) MQSeries
10 8 (0.98%) Oracle Service Bus
10 8 (0.98%) SAS
10 8 (0.98%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.98%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.86%) CMS
12 5 (0.61%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.49%) Apache
Applications
1 133 (16.26%) Microsoft Office
2 95 (11.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (4.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (3.79%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.24%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.24%) SPSS
9 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 41 (5.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (3.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (1.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 13 (1.59%) Cognos TM1
4 8 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.12%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 169 (20.66%) Office 365
2 157 (19.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (7.70%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (4.16%) SaaS
5 33 (4.03%) IaaS
6 28 (3.42%) PaaS
7 16 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
8 15 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (1.34%) Google Analytics
10 10 (1.22%) Mimecast
11 9 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.98%) GitHub
13 6 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.37%) Amazon Glacier
15 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudTrail
15 3 (0.37%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 104 (12.71%) DNS
2 93 (11.37%) Firewall
3 79 (9.66%) TCP/IP
4 67 (8.19%) DHCP
5 56 (6.85%) VPN
6 44 (5.38%) SAN
7 39 (4.77%) Network Security
8 30 (3.67%) WAN
9 28 (3.42%) Internet
9 28 (3.42%) LAN
10 23 (2.81%) Wireless
11 22 (2.69%) Skype
12 18 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (2.08%) VoIP
14 14 (1.71%) SNMP
14 14 (1.71%) Unified Communications
15 13 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
16 12 (1.47%) HTTP
17 11 (1.34%) Fibre Channel
17 11 (1.34%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 72 (8.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 71 (8.68%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (8.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 62 (7.58%) Power BI
6 54 (6.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (2.93%) Relational Database
8 16 (1.96%) MongoDB
8 16 (1.96%) MySQL
8 16 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (1.83%) NoSQL
10 14 (1.71%) Big Data
10 14 (1.71%) Data Mining
10 14 (1.71%) OLAP
11 13 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 12 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (1.10%) MS Access
14 8 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
15 4 (0.49%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 32 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (2.93%) JIRA
3 20 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 17 (2.08%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.71%) Jenkins
6 12 (1.47%) Selenium
7 9 (1.10%) NUnit
8 8 (0.98%) MSI
8 8 (0.98%) MSTest
8 8 (0.98%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.86%) Jasmine
9 7 (0.86%) Subversion
9 7 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (0.73%) InstallShield
11 4 (0.49%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 3 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.24%) Moq
General
1 92 (11.25%) Retail
2 81 (9.90%) Finance
3 30 (3.67%) Marketing
4 28 (3.42%) Advertising
5 22 (2.69%) Games
6 14 (1.71%) French Language
7 10 (1.22%) German Language
7 10 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.98%) Swedish Language
9 6 (0.73%) Legal
9 6 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.49%) Back Office
10 4 (0.49%) Romanian Language
10 4 (0.49%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.24%) Billing
11 2 (0.24%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.24%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.24%) Social Science
11 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 168 (20.54%) Developer
2 111 (13.57%) Analyst
3 87 (10.64%) .NET Developer
3 87 (10.64%) Support Engineer
4 60 (7.33%) Consultant
5 50 (6.11%) C# Developer
6 49 (5.99%) 2nd Line Support
7 47 (5.75%) Security Engineer
8 46 (5.62%) IT Support
9 45 (5.50%) C# .NET Developer
10 42 (5.13%) Desktop Support
11 39 (4.77%) Security Manager
12 37 (4.52%) Architect
12 37 (4.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 36 (4.40%) Project Manager
14 32 (3.91%) Desktop Engineer
14 32 (3.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 32 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
15 29 (3.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 28 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (15.77%) .NET
2 100 (12.22%) ASP.NET
3 84 (10.27%) HTML
4 78 (9.54%) CSS
5 55 (6.72%) AngularJS
6 48 (5.87%) Web Services
7 46 (5.62%) .NET Framework
8 36 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 35 (4.28%) jQuery
10 34 (4.16%) ASP.NET Web API
11 31 (3.79%) Angular 2
12 16 (1.96%) HTML5
13 15 (1.83%) MDX
13 15 (1.83%) Vue.js
13 15 (1.83%) X-Windows
14 14 (1.71%) .NET Core
14 14 (1.71%) RESTful
14 14 (1.71%) WCF
15 13 (1.59%) CSS3
16 12 (1.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 135 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (8.56%) Data Centre
3 48 (5.87%) Management Information System
4 39 (4.77%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (4.77%) User Experience
5 34 (4.16%) Security Operations Centre
6 26 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
6 26 (3.18%) Hybrid Cloud
7 25 (3.06%) Driving Licence
8 24 (2.93%) Replication
9 19 (2.32%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.83%) iPhone
11 12 (1.47%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (1.22%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.98%) Blackberry
14 8 (0.98%) NHS
15 7 (0.86%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.86%) iSeries
15 7 (0.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 341 (41.69%) Windows
2 120 (14.67%) Windows Server
3 99 (12.10%) Windows 7
4 74 (9.05%) Unix
4 74 (9.05%) Windows 10
5 60 (7.33%) Linux
6 49 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (5.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (5.75%) Windows 8
9 39 (4.77%) Mac OS X
10 14 (1.71%) Android
11 10 (1.22%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.98%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.73%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.73%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.37%) Kali Linux
16 2 (0.24%) CentOS
16 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
3 92 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
4 74 (9.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 74 (9.05%) ITIL
5 73 (8.92%) Project Management
6 63 (7.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 60 (7.33%) MVC
8 54 (6.60%) CRM
8 54 (6.60%) Migration
9 52 (6.36%) ETL
10 50 (6.11%) Mentoring
10 50 (6.11%) SIEM
11 49 (5.99%) Presales
12 47 (5.75%) Cybersecurity
12 47 (5.75%) Due Diligence
13 46 (5.62%) Security Operations
14 43 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
15 40 (4.89%) Scrum
15 40 (4.89%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 190 (23.23%) SQL
2 142 (17.36%) C#
3 97 (11.86%) JavaScript
4 95 (11.61%) PowerShell
5 60 (7.33%) T-SQL
6 49 (5.99%) Python
7 44 (5.38%) VBA
8 34 (4.16%) Java
9 23 (2.81%) C
10 14 (1.71%) Bash Shell
10 14 (1.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 13 (1.59%) VB.NET
12 12 (1.47%) Go
13 11 (1.34%) PHP
13 11 (1.34%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.10%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.10%) VB
14 9 (1.10%) VBScript
15 7 (0.86%) C++
15 7 (0.86%) R
Qualifications
1 110 (13.45%) Degree
2 63 (7.70%) GIAC
3 60 (7.33%) CISSP
3 60 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (7.21%) SSCP
5 57 (6.97%) CompTIA Security+
6 49 (5.99%) SANS
7 47 (5.75%) CISM
8 43 (5.26%) CISA
9 42 (5.13%) CSSLP
10 32 (3.91%) CCNA
10 32 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
11 30 (3.67%) MCSE
12 23 (2.81%) SC Cleared
12 23 (2.81%) Security Cleared
13 17 (2.08%) MCSA
14 16 (1.96%) MCP
15 14 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
16 11 (1.34%) GCIA
16 11 (1.34%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.52%) SLA
2 25 (3.06%) QA
3 11 (1.34%) PMO
4 7 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.37%) BS7799
7 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.24%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) GAMP
8 1 (0.12%) GDPR
8 1 (0.12%) GMP
8 1 (0.12%) GPG13
8 1 (0.12%) GxP
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 209 (25.55%) Active Directory
2 72 (8.80%) Hyper-V
3 68 (8.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (3.67%) XenApp
5 29 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (2.81%) XenDesktop
7 15 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (1.83%) Terminal Services
8 13 (1.59%) Docker
8 13 (1.59%) XenServer
9 12 (1.47%) vSphere
10 9 (1.10%) VMware NSX
11 6 (0.73%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.24%) NFS
13 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 49 (5.99%) SCCM
2 19 (2.32%) Norton AntiVirus
3 17 (2.08%) SCVMM
4 16 (1.96%) Puppet
5 11 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.10%) Backup Exec
6 9 (1.10%) EnCase
6 9 (1.10%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.10%) SCOM
6 9 (1.10%) SCOrch
6 9 (1.10%) vRealize
7 8 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.73%) CASB
8 6 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.61%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.37%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (0.37%) Netcool
10 3 (0.37%) QRadar
10 3 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 123 (15.04%) VMware
2 78 (9.54%) Symantec
3 68 (8.31%) Citrix
4 63 (7.70%) Sophos
5 61 (7.46%) Cisco
6 46 (5.62%) IBM
7 28 (3.42%) Oracle
8 23 (2.81%) Veeam
9 21 (2.57%) SAP
10 19 (2.32%) HP
10 19 (2.32%) Splunk
11 18 (2.20%) EMC
11 18 (2.20%) ServiceNow
12 17 (2.08%) Google
12 17 (2.08%) Tableau
13 13 (1.59%) Cognos
14 12 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (1.34%) Optimizely
16 10 (1.22%) Remedy
17 9 (1.10%) Sonus