Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 821 827 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 21.07% 18.77% 18.22%
As % of the Vendors category 44.26% 38.86% 37.41%
Number of salaries quoted 584 691 656
Hertfordshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £23,716
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 1,855 2,128 2,157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 47.60% 48.29% 48.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,355 1,770 1,704
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% -6.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £26,575
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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +2 262 £46,500 -2.11% 23
Welwyn Garden City +2 117 £45,000 +21.62% 2
St Albans +2 73 £40,000 +11.11% 12
Hemel Hempstead 0 63 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Hatfield -2 55 £46,000 -8.00% 12
Letchworth +8 36 £34,000 -2.86% 5
Stevenage +1 19 £40,000 +45.45% 12
Borehamwood -4 13 £27,000 -36.47% 4
Hoddesdon +7 11 £22,500 -43.75% 2
Bishop's Stortford +14 8 £38,750 -42.59% 4
Potters Bar -3 7 £44,000 +87.23% 1
Harpenden +10 5 £35,000 -7.89%
Broxbourne -13 5 £57,500 +76.92% 1
Cheshunt -1 4 £46,250 +42.31%
Royston +2 3 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Rickmansworth -12 3 £50,000 +31.58%
Waltham Cross - 3 £60,000 - 2
Radlett +9 2 £60,000 +140.00%
Sawbridgeworth - 2 £45,000 -
Baldock - 2 £47,500 -
Hitchin +2 1 £26,000 -44.68% 1
Tring - 1 £25,000 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 375 (45.68%) Windows
2 233 (28.38%) Active Directory
3 180 (21.92%) Office 365
4 179 (21.80%) SQL Server
5 168 (20.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 167 (20.34%) SQL
7 156 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
8 153 (18.64%) Windows Server
9 146 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
10 145 (17.66%) VMware
11 143 (17.42%) Analytical Skills
12 132 (16.08%) DNS
13 121 (14.74%) .NET
14 119 (14.49%) C#
14 119 (14.49%) Degree
15 116 (14.13%) Windows 7
16 114 (13.89%) Firewall
17 103 (12.55%) Windows 10
18 101 (12.30%) PowerShell
18 101 (12.30%) JavaScript
19 97 (11.81%) Finance
20 92 (11.21%) ASP.NET
20 92 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
20 92 (11.21%) DHCP
21 90 (10.96%) Microsoft Excel
22 88 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
23 87 (10.60%) TCP/IP
24 83 (10.11%) HTML
25 82 (9.99%) CSS
26 80 (9.74%) Project Management

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 73 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 51 (6.21%) SharePoint
3 31 (3.78%) Skype for Business
4 25 (3.05%) OpenStack
5 24 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (2.07%) IIS
9 11 (1.34%) CMS
10 10 (1.22%) GlassFish
10 10 (1.22%) JBoss
10 10 (1.22%) MQSeries
10 10 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (1.22%) WebLogic
10 10 (1.22%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.97%) Apache
12 7 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.85%) SAS
13 5 (0.61%) EPiServer
Applications
1 146 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (10.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (4.75%) Microsoft Project
4 36 (4.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (4.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (1.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (1.10%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.12%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 180 (21.92%) Office 365
2 168 (20.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (4.63%) IaaS
4 38 (4.63%) SaaS
5 34 (4.14%) PaaS
6 23 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
8 17 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (1.71%) Mimecast
10 13 (1.58%) GitHub
10 13 (1.58%) Google Analytics
11 10 (1.22%) OneDrive
12 8 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.85%) Amazon Glacier
13 7 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
13 7 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 132 (16.08%) DNS
2 114 (13.89%) Firewall
3 92 (11.21%) DHCP
4 87 (10.60%) TCP/IP
5 65 (7.92%) VPN
6 47 (5.72%) SAN
7 38 (4.63%) Network Security
8 32 (3.90%) Internet
8 32 (3.90%) Skype
9 28 (3.41%) LAN
10 24 (2.92%) WAN
10 24 (2.92%) Wireless
11 20 (2.44%) SNMP
12 18 (2.19%) HTTP
13 17 (2.07%) ICMP
14 16 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
14 16 (1.95%) VLAN
14 16 (1.95%) VoIP
15 15 (1.83%) Reverse Proxy
16 11 (1.34%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (21.80%) SQL Server
2 70 (8.53%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (8.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (7.92%) Power BI
4 65 (7.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 50 (6.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (2.07%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.95%) MySQL
8 14 (1.71%) Big Data
8 14 (1.71%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
9 13 (1.58%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.46%) Data Mining
10 12 (1.46%) OLAP
10 12 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (0.85%) MS Access
13 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 35 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (3.41%) JIRA
3 26 (3.17%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.71%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.73%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.73%) MSI
5 6 (0.73%) Selenium
6 5 (0.61%) InstallShield
7 4 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.37%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.24%) NUnit
9 2 (0.24%) ProC
9 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.12%) Ant
10 1 (0.12%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.12%) Codeship
10 1 (0.12%) Protractor
10 1 (0.12%) Testopia
10 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 97 (11.81%) Finance
2 76 (9.26%) Retail
3 32 (3.90%) Marketing
4 17 (2.07%) French Language
5 16 (1.95%) Advertising
6 12 (1.46%) Games
6 12 (1.46%) German Language
7 10 (1.22%) Swedish Language
8 9 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.73%) Brand Awareness
11 5 (0.61%) Italian Language
11 5 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.61%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.49%) Legal
12 4 (0.49%) Romanian Language
12 4 (0.49%) Russian Language
13 3 (0.37%) Back Office
13 3 (0.37%) Greek Language
13 3 (0.37%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 142 (17.30%) Developer
2 114 (13.89%) Analyst
3 92 (11.21%) Support Engineer
4 74 (9.01%) .NET Developer
5 64 (7.80%) IT Support
6 59 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support
7 56 (6.82%) Consultant
8 49 (5.97%) C# Developer
9 45 (5.48%) Project Manager
10 44 (5.36%) Security Engineer
11 39 (4.75%) C# .NET Developer
12 38 (4.63%) Architect
13 36 (4.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 36 (4.38%) Security Manager
13 36 (4.38%) Systems Engineer
14 33 (4.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 32 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 32 (3.90%) Desktop Support
15 32 (3.90%) IT Engineer
16 31 (3.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (14.74%) .NET
2 92 (11.21%) ASP.NET
3 83 (10.11%) HTML
4 82 (9.99%) CSS
5 52 (6.33%) AngularJS
6 49 (5.97%) Web Services
7 32 (3.90%) Angular 2
8 31 (3.78%) .NET Framework
9 27 (3.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (3.05%) jQuery
11 24 (2.92%) .NET Core
12 20 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (2.19%) RESTful
14 17 (2.07%) ActiveMQ
15 15 (1.83%) MDX
16 12 (1.46%) WCF
17 11 (1.34%) REST
17 11 (1.34%) X-Windows
18 10 (1.22%) JMS
18 10 (1.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 143 (17.42%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (8.28%) Data Centre
3 53 (6.46%) Management Information System
4 44 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
5 38 (4.63%) Security Operations Centre
6 36 (4.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 29 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
8 27 (3.29%) Driving Licence
8 27 (3.29%) User Experience
9 24 (2.92%) Replication
10 20 (2.44%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
12 14 (1.71%) iPhone
13 12 (1.46%) Computer Science
14 10 (1.22%) Blackberry
15 9 (1.10%) Smartphone
16 8 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.97%) NHS
16 8 (0.97%) PKI
16 8 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 375 (45.68%) Windows
2 153 (18.64%) Windows Server
3 116 (14.13%) Windows 7
4 103 (12.55%) Windows 10
5 74 (9.01%) Linux
6 64 (7.80%) Unix
6 64 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 45 (5.48%) Windows 8
9 38 (4.63%) Mac OS X
10 21 (2.56%) Apple iOS
11 17 (2.07%) Android
12 13 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.85%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.73%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.73%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.61%) Kali Linux
15 5 (0.61%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.37%) CentOS
17 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
3 88 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
4 80 (9.74%) Project Management
5 70 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 68 (8.28%) ITIL
7 59 (7.19%) Continuous Improvement
7 59 (7.19%) MVC
8 56 (6.82%) Migration
8 56 (6.82%) Software Engineering
9 53 (6.46%) CRM
10 52 (6.33%) Presales
11 50 (6.09%) Identity Access Management
11 50 (6.09%) Security Operations
11 50 (6.09%) SIEM
12 49 (5.97%) ETL
13 47 (5.72%) PRINCE2
14 45 (5.48%) Cybersecurity
15 44 (5.36%) Due Diligence
16 43 (5.24%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 167 (20.34%) SQL
2 119 (14.49%) C#
3 101 (12.30%) JavaScript
3 101 (12.30%) PowerShell
4 55 (6.70%) Python
5 47 (5.72%) T-SQL
6 42 (5.12%) Java
6 42 (5.12%) VBA
7 25 (3.05%) Bash Shell
8 13 (1.58%) VBScript
9 11 (1.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 11 (1.34%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.34%) TypeScript
9 11 (1.34%) VB.NET
10 10 (1.22%) C
10 10 (1.22%) Go
10 10 (1.22%) PHP
11 8 (0.97%) AWK
12 7 (0.85%) C++
12 7 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 119 (14.49%) Degree
2 75 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (7.31%) SSCP
4 56 (6.82%) GIAC
5 54 (6.58%) CompTIA Security+
6 52 (6.33%) CISSP
7 44 (5.36%) SANS
8 39 (4.75%) CISM
9 38 (4.63%) CISA
10 37 (4.51%) CSSLP
11 29 (3.53%) MCSE
11 29 (3.53%) Security Cleared
12 28 (3.41%) SC Cleared
13 25 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
14 24 (2.92%) CCNA
15 23 (2.80%) MCSA
16 19 (2.31%) MCP
17 17 (2.07%) GCIA
17 17 (2.07%) GCIH
17 17 (2.07%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.75%) SLA
2 26 (3.17%) QA
3 15 (1.83%) PMO
4 13 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.37%) BS7799
6 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.37%) WAI
7 2 (0.24%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.12%) GAMP
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
1 233 (28.38%) Active Directory
2 80 (9.74%) Hyper-V
2 80 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
4 33 (4.02%) XenApp
5 25 (3.05%) XenDesktop
6 19 (2.31%) Docker
7 17 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (2.07%) Terminal Services
7 17 (2.07%) vSphere
8 14 (1.71%) XenServer
9 10 (1.22%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.73%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.49%) Firmware
13 3 (0.37%) NFS
13 3 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 55 (6.70%) SCCM
2 21 (2.56%) SCVMM
3 18 (2.19%) vRealize
4 17 (2.07%) Kubernetes
5 15 (1.83%) Backup Exec
5 15 (1.83%) SCOM
6 14 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.71%) Puppet
7 11 (1.34%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 10 (1.22%) SCOrch
9 9 (1.10%) AirWatch
10 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (0.85%) EnCase
11 7 (0.85%) IBM BigFix
12 6 (0.73%) CASB
12 6 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (0.61%) QRadar
13 5 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.61%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 145 (17.66%) VMware
2 69 (8.40%) Citrix
2 69 (8.40%) Symantec
3 64 (7.80%) Cisco
4 55 (6.70%) Sophos
5 53 (6.46%) IBM
6 35 (4.26%) Veeam
7 30 (3.65%) Splunk
8 25 (3.05%) Oracle
9 24 (2.92%) HP
10 21 (2.56%) SAP
11 18 (2.19%) Google
11 18 (2.19%) ServiceNow
12 16 (1.95%) EMC
13 14 (1.71%) Apple
14 13 (1.58%) NetApp
14 13 (1.58%) Optimizely
14 13 (1.58%) Tableau
15 11 (1.34%) Cognos
15 11 (1.34%) McAfee