Period
to 27 July 2021

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 27 July 2021 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 5 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 207 227 631
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.94% 21.37% 21.90%
As % of the Vendors category 26.01% 46.71% 43.34%
Number of salaries quoted 133 194 494
10th Percentile £27,850 £26,250 £25,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £30,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.71% -5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -

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 796 486 1,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 53.60% 45.76% 50.54%
Number of salaries quoted 385 397 1,101
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,000 £47,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.51% -1.05% -5.00%
75th Percentile £64,000 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £67,500 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 27 July 2021.

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 27 July 2021. 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 -5 47 £42,500 - 12
Hatfield 0 37 £45,000 +15.38% 5
Hemel Hempstead -3 23 £47,500 +36.67% 10
Borehamwood +2 18 £36,500 +5.80% 1
Stevenage -43 17 £34,000 +8.80% 11
Hitchin - 13 £65,000 - 1
St Albans -14 12 £28,000 -53.33% 10
Letchworth +7 9 £30,500 -18.67% 3
Welwyn Garden City +4 9 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Royston - 1 £52,500 - 3
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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 97 (46.86%) Azure
2 82 (39.61%) Microsoft 365
2 82 (39.61%) Windows
3 73 (35.27%) Social Skills
4 61 (29.47%) VMware
5 60 (28.99%) Active Directory
6 45 (21.74%) ITIL
6 45 (21.74%) Windows Server
6 45 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
7 40 (19.32%) Microsoft Intune
8 38 (18.36%) Windows 10
9 37 (17.87%) VMware Infrastructure
10 34 (16.43%) Microsoft Office
11 33 (15.94%) Microsoft Excel
11 33 (15.94%) PowerShell
12 32 (15.46%) Azure Active Directory
12 32 (15.46%) SharePoint
13 31 (14.98%) DNS
13 31 (14.98%) SQL Server
13 31 (14.98%) Firewall
13 31 (14.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 30 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
15 29 (14.01%) Windows Server 2012
16 27 (13.04%) SQL
17 26 (12.56%) Management Information System
18 25 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (11.59%) DHCP
19 24 (11.59%) MS Exchange
20 23 (11.11%) C#
20 23 (11.11%) .NET

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 32 (15.46%) SharePoint
2 24 (11.59%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.35%) CMS
3 9 (4.35%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.38%) IIS
5 3 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 34 (16.43%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (15.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (5.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.90%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.93%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.97%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 97 (46.86%) Azure
2 82 (39.61%) Microsoft 365
3 32 (15.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 20 (9.66%) AWS
5 13 (6.28%) OneDrive
6 11 (5.31%) IaaS
7 9 (4.35%) Power Platform
8 7 (3.38%) PaaS
9 6 (2.90%) Apple Pay
9 6 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.90%) Google Pay
9 6 (2.90%) SaaS
9 6 (2.90%) Samsung Pay
10 4 (1.93%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.97%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.97%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.97%) Azure Service Bus
11 2 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.97%) Google Sheets
11 2 (0.97%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.98%) DNS
1 31 (14.98%) Firewall
2 24 (11.59%) DHCP
3 21 (10.14%) TCP/IP
4 18 (8.70%) Skype
4 18 (8.70%) VLAN
5 12 (5.80%) WAN
6 9 (4.35%) NetScaler
6 9 (4.35%) Network Security
7 8 (3.86%) LAN
7 8 (3.86%) MPLS
8 6 (2.90%) FTP
8 6 (2.90%) HTTP
8 6 (2.90%) Internet
8 6 (2.90%) NAS
8 6 (2.90%) SMTP
8 6 (2.90%) SSL
9 5 (2.42%) SAN
9 5 (2.42%) VPN
10 4 (1.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (4.35%) Power BI
4 9 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.38%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.42%) RavenDB
8 4 (1.93%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.97%) GIS
9 2 (0.97%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.97%) HDInsight
9 2 (0.97%) Informix
9 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.97%) Moq
3 2 (0.97%) MSTest
3 2 (0.97%) NUnit
3 2 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.97%) xUnit.net
General
1 73 (35.27%) Social Skills
2 25 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.73%) Pharmaceutical
3 16 (7.73%) Presentation Skills
4 13 (6.28%) Finance
5 11 (5.31%) Documentation Skills
5 11 (5.31%) Organisational Skills
6 6 (2.90%) Back Office
7 5 (2.42%) Retail
8 4 (1.93%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.45%) Legal
9 3 (1.45%) Marketing
10 2 (0.97%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.97%) Publishing
11 1 (0.48%) Billing
11 1 (0.48%) German Language
11 1 (0.48%) Law
11 1 (0.48%) Police
Job Titles
1 43 (20.77%) Analyst
2 30 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (13.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 27 (13.04%) Developer
5 26 (12.56%) Support Engineer
6 19 (9.18%) IT Engineer
7 18 (8.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (7.73%) Architect
9 15 (7.25%) Administrator
9 15 (7.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (6.76%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (6.28%) IT Manager
12 12 (5.80%) Consultant
13 9 (4.35%) Digital Architect
13 9 (4.35%) Digital Solutions Architect
13 9 (4.35%) IT Analyst
13 9 (4.35%) Service Analyst
13 9 (4.35%) SharePoint Administrator
13 9 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.11%) .NET
2 15 (7.25%) HTML
3 14 (6.76%) REST
4 13 (6.28%) .NET Framework
4 13 (6.28%) CSS
5 11 (5.31%) Entity Framework
6 9 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 9 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (4.35%) React
7 8 (3.86%) LDAP
8 7 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (3.38%) HTML5
9 6 (2.90%) Ajax
9 6 (2.90%) JSON
9 6 (2.90%) React Native
9 6 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (2.90%) XML
10 5 (2.42%) LINQ
10 5 (2.42%) XSL
10 5 (2.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.56%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.73%) Public Cloud
3 13 (6.28%) User Experience
4 8 (3.86%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (2.90%) Analytical Mindset
5 6 (2.90%) Cyberattack
5 6 (2.90%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.90%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.93%) Biotechnology
7 4 (1.93%) Life Science
7 4 (1.93%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.45%) Clustering
8 3 (1.45%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.45%) Replication
9 2 (0.97%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.97%) EPoS
9 2 (0.97%) IVR
9 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.48%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 82 (39.61%) Windows
2 45 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 38 (18.36%) Windows 10
4 29 (14.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (10.14%) Linux
6 11 (5.31%) Windows Server 2019
7 10 (4.83%) Android
8 9 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (3.86%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (3.38%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.42%) CentOS
12 4 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.93%) Unix
12 4 (1.93%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (21.74%) ITIL
1 45 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
2 31 (14.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (9.66%) Requirements Gathering
5 18 (8.70%) Change Management
6 17 (8.21%) Information Security
7 16 (7.73%) Migration
8 14 (6.76%) MVC
8 14 (6.76%) Project Management
9 13 (6.28%) DevOps
9 13 (6.28%) Ticket Management
9 13 (6.28%) Web Development
10 12 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (5.80%) Data Modelling
11 11 (5.31%) CRM
11 11 (5.31%) Data Analysis
11 11 (5.31%) Presales
11 11 (5.31%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (5.31%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.94%) PowerShell
2 27 (13.04%) SQL
3 23 (11.11%) C#
4 11 (5.31%) T-SQL
5 7 (3.38%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.42%) XPath
7 4 (1.93%) VB
8 2 (0.97%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.97%) VB6
8 2 (0.97%) VBA
9 1 (0.48%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.80%) MCSA
3 11 (5.31%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (4.83%) Degree
5 8 (3.86%) CCNA
5 8 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.90%) MCSE
7 5 (2.42%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (1.93%) MCP
8 4 (1.93%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.45%) CISSP
9 3 (1.45%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.45%) SSCP
10 2 (0.97%) CCNP
10 2 (0.97%) MBCS
11 1 (0.48%) ISEB
11 1 (0.48%) PMP
11 1 (0.48%) RHCA
11 1 (0.48%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.25%) SLA
2 9 (4.35%) COBIT
2 9 (4.35%) GDPR
3 5 (2.42%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (2.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 5 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.93%) GxP
4 4 (1.93%) QA
5 3 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.45%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.97%) Accessibility
System Software
1 60 (28.99%) Active Directory
2 37 (17.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (10.14%) vSphere
4 14 (6.76%) XenDesktop
5 8 (3.86%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.86%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (3.38%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.42%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.45%) Docker
9 2 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (19.32%) Microsoft Intune
2 20 (9.66%) SCCM
3 9 (4.35%) IBM BigFix
4 6 (2.90%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.93%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.93%) Terraform
6 3 (1.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.45%) SCOM
6 3 (1.45%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.97%) Ansible
7 2 (0.97%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.48%) Avamar
8 1 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 61 (29.47%) VMware
2 22 (10.63%) Citrix
3 14 (6.76%) Veeam
4 12 (5.80%) Cisco
4 12 (5.80%) Red Hat
5 11 (5.31%) Ivanti
6 10 (4.83%) IBM
6 10 (4.83%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (4.35%) Oracle
7 9 (4.35%) ServiceNow
8 8 (3.86%) CheckPoint
8 8 (3.86%) Google
9 6 (2.90%) Apple
9 6 (2.90%) Blue Coat
9 6 (2.90%) Darktrace
9 6 (2.90%) FireEye
9 6 (2.90%) LogRhythm
9 6 (2.90%) McAfee
9 6 (2.90%) Samsung
9 6 (2.90%) Splunk