Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 2019 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 808 785 801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 22.66% 17.25% 18.02%
As % of the Vendors category 46.92% 35.41% 38.23%
Number of salaries quoted 599 676 658
Hertfordshire median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 1,722 2,217 2,095
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 48.29% 48.71% 47.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,311 1,806 1,627
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,625 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019. 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 +4 270 £50,000 +5.26% 18
Welwyn Garden City +1 79 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Hemel Hempstead +8 77 £45,000 +12.50% 8
St Albans +12 67 £40,000 +37.93% 8
Hatfield +11 67 £50,000 -4.76% 17
Letchworth +9 51 £35,000 +2.94% 4
Stevenage 0 25 £36,250 +31.82% 8
Borehamwood -1 15 £24,250 -41.57% 12
Waltham Cross - 10 £55,000 - 1
Hertford +12 9 £26,000 +48.57% 2
Hoddesdon +6 8 £22,500 -43.75%
Cheshunt -1 7 £50,000 +51.52% 1
Potters Bar -1 7 £44,000 +91.30% 3
Bishop's Stortford +17 6 £37,500 -44.44% 2
Broxbourne -13 3 £47,500 +50.79%
Hitchin -6 2 £23,250 -15.45% 2
Rickmansworth -6 2 £50,000 +31.58% 1
Sawbridgeworth - 2 £45,000 -
Harpenden +12 1 £33,000 -13.16%
Tring -2 1 £25,000 -33.33%
Kings Langley - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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.

1 375 (46.41%) Windows
2 279 (34.53%) Active Directory
3 196 (24.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 194 (24.01%) Office 365
5 184 (22.77%) VMware
6 183 (22.65%) SQL Server
6 183 (22.65%) Windows Server
7 174 (21.53%) SQL
8 167 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
9 157 (19.43%) Microsoft Office
10 152 (18.81%) Windows 7
11 150 (18.56%) DNS
12 134 (16.58%) .NET
13 132 (16.34%) Firewall
14 130 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
15 123 (15.22%) DHCP
16 116 (14.36%) JavaScript
17 115 (14.23%) Windows 10
18 113 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
19 110 (13.61%) C#
20 106 (13.12%) Degree
21 105 (13.00%) Finance
22 98 (12.13%) ITIL
23 94 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
24 93 (11.51%) PowerShell
24 93 (11.51%) ASP.NET
24 93 (11.51%) Citrix
25 92 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
26 90 (11.14%) CSS
27 89 (11.01%) Microsoft Excel

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 87 (10.77%) MS Exchange
2 60 (7.43%) SharePoint
3 51 (6.31%) Skype for Business
4 24 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
5 23 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (2.23%) OpenStack
8 15 (1.86%) IIS
9 12 (1.49%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.36%) CMS
10 11 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (1.24%) GlassFish
11 10 (1.24%) JBoss
11 10 (1.24%) MQSeries
11 10 (1.24%) WebLogic
12 9 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.99%) Apache
13 8 (0.99%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 157 (19.43%) Microsoft Office
2 89 (11.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (4.58%) Microsoft Project
4 31 (3.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.61%) MS Visio
6 10 (1.24%) SPSS
7 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 46 (5.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
2 8 (0.99%) Unit4 Business World
3 7 (0.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.12%) Maximo
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 196 (24.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 194 (24.01%) Office 365
3 89 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (4.58%) IaaS
5 34 (4.21%) PaaS
6 31 (3.84%) SaaS
7 25 (3.09%) Mimecast
8 24 (2.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 24 (2.97%) Dynamics 365
9 19 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 14 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (1.49%) GitHub
12 12 (1.49%) OneDrive
13 10 (1.24%) Google Analytics
14 9 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (1.11%) Amazon Glacier
14 9 (1.11%) Amazon S3
14 9 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 150 (18.56%) DNS
2 132 (16.34%) Firewall
3 123 (15.22%) DHCP
4 80 (9.90%) VPN
5 72 (8.91%) TCP/IP
6 40 (4.95%) Skype
7 37 (4.58%) LAN
7 37 (4.58%) SAN
8 31 (3.84%) WAN
9 30 (3.71%) Wireless
10 29 (3.59%) VLAN
11 28 (3.47%) Internet
12 27 (3.34%) Network Security
13 23 (2.85%) Remote Desktop
14 18 (2.23%) Reverse Proxy
15 17 (2.10%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (2.10%) HTTP
15 17 (2.10%) SMTP
16 16 (1.98%) ICMP
16 16 (1.98%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (22.65%) SQL Server
2 71 (8.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 68 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
4 63 (7.80%) Power BI
5 60 (7.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (6.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (2.10%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
9 13 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (1.61%) MySQL
10 12 (1.49%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 9 (1.11%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.11%) Spotfire
12 8 (0.99%) Data Mining
13 7 (0.87%) Big Data
13 7 (0.87%) MS Access
14 6 (0.74%) OLAP
14 6 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (3.22%) JIRA
2 26 (3.22%) Visual Studio
3 14 (1.73%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.11%) Selenium
5 5 (0.62%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.37%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.37%) Hudson
7 3 (0.37%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.37%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.25%) ProC
9 1 (0.12%) Ant
9 1 (0.12%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.12%) Moq
9 1 (0.12%) MSI
9 1 (0.12%) NUnit
9 1 (0.12%) Protractor
General
1 105 (13.00%) Finance
2 55 (6.81%) Retail
3 27 (3.34%) Marketing
4 13 (1.61%) Games
5 12 (1.49%) Advertising
5 12 (1.49%) French Language
6 9 (1.11%) German Language
6 9 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (0.99%) Swedish Language
7 8 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.74%) Brand Awareness
9 4 (0.50%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.50%) Legal
9 4 (0.50%) Romanian Language
9 4 (0.50%) Russian Language
9 4 (0.50%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.37%) Back Office
10 3 (0.37%) Greek Language
10 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.37%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 155 (19.18%) Analyst
2 133 (16.46%) Developer
3 94 (11.63%) Support Engineer
4 74 (9.16%) IT Support
5 66 (8.17%) .NET Developer
6 65 (8.04%) 2nd Line Support
7 47 (5.82%) Support Analyst
8 44 (5.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 44 (5.45%) IT Engineer
9 43 (5.32%) C# Developer
9 43 (5.32%) Project Manager
10 37 (4.58%) IT Support Engineer
11 35 (4.33%) C# .NET Developer
11 35 (4.33%) Consultant
12 33 (4.08%) Architect
12 33 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 32 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
14 29 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 27 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 26 (3.22%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (16.58%) .NET
2 93 (11.51%) ASP.NET
3 90 (11.14%) CSS
4 89 (11.01%) HTML
5 51 (6.31%) AngularJS
6 42 (5.20%) Web Services
7 28 (3.47%) Angular 2
8 25 (3.09%) .NET Core
9 24 (2.97%) .NET Framework
9 24 (2.97%) RESTful
10 22 (2.72%) ASP.NET Web API
11 19 (2.35%) ActiveMQ
12 18 (2.23%) jQuery
13 16 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (1.98%) MDX
14 12 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
14 12 (1.49%) X-Windows
15 11 (1.36%) JMS
16 10 (1.24%) EJB
16 10 (1.24%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 130 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (7.67%) Data Centre
3 47 (5.82%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (4.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 35 (4.33%) Management Information System
6 34 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
7 26 (3.22%) Public Cloud
8 23 (2.85%) Replication
9 20 (2.48%) User Experience
10 16 (1.98%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.24%) Blackberry
13 10 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
14 9 (1.11%) NHS
14 9 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
15 8 (0.99%) Smartphone
16 7 (0.87%) PKI
17 6 (0.74%) Client/Server
18 5 (0.62%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 375 (46.41%) Windows
2 183 (22.65%) Windows Server
3 152 (18.81%) Windows 7
4 115 (14.23%) Windows 10
5 94 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 86 (10.64%) Linux
7 71 (8.79%) Windows 8
8 70 (8.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (4.46%) Mac OS X
10 31 (3.84%) Apple iOS
11 21 (2.60%) Unix
12 20 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (1.49%) Android
14 8 (0.99%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.99%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.74%) CentOS
16 5 (0.62%) Kali Linux
16 5 (0.62%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.37%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (12.13%) ITIL
3 88 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
4 86 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
5 82 (10.15%) Project Management
6 63 (7.80%) Migration
7 61 (7.55%) Software Engineering
8 59 (7.30%) MVC
9 58 (7.18%) Mentoring
10 57 (7.05%) PRINCE2
11 56 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 50 (6.19%) CRM
13 46 (5.69%) Scrum
14 42 (5.20%) ETL
15 41 (5.07%) TDD
16 40 (4.95%) Cybersecurity
17 39 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
17 39 (4.83%) Presales
18 38 (4.70%) Process Improvement
19 36 (4.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 174 (21.53%) SQL
2 116 (14.36%) JavaScript
3 110 (13.61%) C#
4 93 (11.51%) PowerShell
5 48 (5.94%) Python
6 38 (4.70%) VBA
7 37 (4.58%) Bash Shell
7 37 (4.58%) T-SQL
8 35 (4.33%) Java
9 27 (3.34%) VBScript
10 16 (1.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 16 (1.98%) TypeScript
11 13 (1.61%) VB.NET
12 12 (1.49%) VB
13 10 (1.24%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.11%) C
14 9 (1.11%) Perl
15 8 (0.99%) AWK
15 8 (0.99%) PHP
16 7 (0.87%) C++
Qualifications
1 106 (13.12%) Degree
2 92 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (4.58%) MCP
4 32 (3.96%) Security Cleared
5 31 (3.84%) SC Cleared
6 28 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (3.47%) MCSE
7 27 (3.34%) CCNA
8 25 (3.09%) MCSA
8 25 (3.09%) SSCP
9 18 (2.23%) CompTIA Security+
10 16 (1.98%) GCIA
10 16 (1.98%) GCIH
10 16 (1.98%) GSEC
11 15 (1.86%) MCTS
12 14 (1.73%) CISSP
13 13 (1.61%) GIAC
14 12 (1.49%) AWS Certification
15 10 (1.24%) CEH
15 10 (1.24%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.69%) SLA
2 25 (3.09%) QA
3 12 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.36%) PMO
5 8 (0.99%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.62%) WAI
7 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.25%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.12%) COBIT
9 1 (0.12%) GAMP
9 1 (0.12%) GMP
9 1 (0.12%) GPG13
9 1 (0.12%) GxP
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 279 (34.53%) Active Directory
2 113 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (10.89%) Hyper-V
4 38 (4.70%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (4.46%) vSphere
6 28 (3.47%) Docker
7 18 (2.23%) XenApp
8 16 (1.98%) XenDesktop
9 15 (1.86%) Terminal Server
10 12 (1.49%) Terminal Services
10 12 (1.49%) XenServer
11 11 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.74%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.62%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.50%) Firmware
14 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 73 (9.03%) SCCM
2 26 (3.22%) Kubernetes
3 25 (3.09%) SCOM
4 24 (2.97%) vRealize
5 21 (2.60%) SCVMM
6 20 (2.48%) Backup Exec
7 19 (2.35%) AirWatch
8 18 (2.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 13 (1.61%) vCenter Server
10 12 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
11 11 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (1.36%) Puppet
12 10 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (1.24%) Terraform
13 8 (0.99%) Ansible
14 7 (0.87%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 7 (0.87%) IBM BigFix
14 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
14 7 (0.87%) SCOrch
15 6 (0.74%) CASB
Vendors
1 184 (22.77%) VMware
2 93 (11.51%) Citrix
3 77 (9.53%) Cisco
4 45 (5.57%) Sophos
5 44 (5.45%) Oracle
6 43 (5.32%) IBM
7 41 (5.07%) Veeam
8 34 (4.21%) Symantec
9 29 (3.59%) Splunk
10 27 (3.34%) HP
11 24 (2.97%) SAP
12 21 (2.60%) Apple
13 20 (2.48%) NetApp
14 16 (1.98%) ServiceNow
15 14 (1.73%) EMC
15 14 (1.73%) Google
16 13 (1.61%) Dell
17 11 (1.36%) Tableau
18 10 (1.24%) Avaya
18 10 (1.24%) Optimizely