Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 4 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 604 795 715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 22.15% 18.58% 17.19%
As % of the Vendors category 42.78% 39.57% 38.24%
Number of salaries quoted 480 610 572
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,225
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% -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 1,412 2,009 1,870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 51.78% 46.95% 44.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,030 1,499 1,530
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year - +1.69% -1.67%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +2 176 £50,000 +11.11% 22
Hemel Hempstead +5 122 £45,000 +3.45% 12
Hatfield +8 54 £40,000 -15.79% 14
St Albans +18 46 £47,500 +9.20% 19
Welwyn Garden City -4 42 £28,500 -28.75% 3
Letchworth 0 31 £42,500 +25.00% 1
Stevenage +22 23 £37,500 -6.25% 12
Borehamwood +15 16 £35,000 +29.63% 3
Royston -4 8 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Hitchin 0 7 £35,500 +36.54% 3
Cheshunt -1 7 £25,000 -41.18%
Harpenden -7 7 - - 1
Waltham Cross - 6 £26,250 -
Kings Langley - 4 - -
Potters Bar +8 3 £50,000 +61.29% 2
Bishop's Stortford +3 3 £39,500 -1.25% 4
Baldock +2 1 £47,500 -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 243 (40.23%) Windows
2 214 (35.43%) SQL Server
3 184 (30.46%) Active Directory
4 174 (28.81%) SQL
5 166 (27.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 130 (21.52%) Windows Server
7 128 (21.19%) VMware
8 127 (21.03%) Office 365
9 100 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
10 90 (14.90%) ITIL
11 89 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
12 88 (14.57%) C#
12 88 (14.57%) Finance
13 85 (14.07%) Cisco
14 80 (13.25%) .NET
15 79 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
16 78 (12.91%) Microsoft Office
17 77 (12.75%) Retail
18 74 (12.25%) MS Exchange
19 73 (12.09%) Business Intelligence
20 71 (11.75%) PowerShell
21 70 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
21 70 (11.59%) Microsoft Excel
21 70 (11.59%) Windows 7
22 68 (11.26%) DNS
23 67 (11.09%) JavaScript
24 65 (10.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 65 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
25 61 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
25 61 (10.10%) Power Platform

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 74 (12.25%) MS Exchange
2 54 (8.94%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.66%) Apache
6 7 (1.16%) NServiceBus
7 5 (0.83%) Confluence
7 5 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.83%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.50%) IIS
9 3 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.17%) JBoss
10 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 78 (12.91%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (11.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (5.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (2.98%) MS Visio
5 17 (2.81%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.66%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.17%) InDesign
8 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.50%) iTrent
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.33%) FastStats
4 2 (0.33%) Postilion
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 166 (27.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (21.03%) Office 365
3 65 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
4 61 (10.10%) Power Platform
5 33 (5.46%) SaaS
6 23 (3.81%) OneDrive
6 23 (3.81%) PaaS
7 17 (2.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (2.48%) IaaS
9 13 (2.15%) Dynamics 365
10 11 (1.82%) OpenShift
11 9 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.83%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.66%) Azure Stack
15 3 (0.50%) Azure Functions
15 3 (0.50%) Serverless
16 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.33%) PowerApps
16 2 (0.33%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 68 (11.26%) DNS
2 54 (8.94%) DHCP
3 48 (7.95%) Firewall
4 45 (7.45%) VPN
5 35 (5.79%) VLAN
6 33 (5.46%) TCP/IP
7 32 (5.30%) LAN
8 29 (4.80%) WAN
9 23 (3.81%) BIG-IP
10 16 (2.65%) SAN
11 13 (2.15%) BGP
11 13 (2.15%) EIGRP
11 13 (2.15%) iSCSI
11 13 (2.15%) OSPF
12 12 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (1.99%) Wireless
13 11 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (1.82%) FabricPath
14 10 (1.66%) HTTP
14 10 (1.66%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (35.43%) SQL Server
2 65 (10.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 60 (9.93%) Power BI
4 40 (6.62%) Relational Database
5 37 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (4.80%) Data Lake
9 23 (3.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 23 (3.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 19 (3.15%) RDBMS
11 17 (2.81%) PowerPivot
12 15 (2.48%) IBM InfoSphere
13 11 (1.82%) QlikView
14 10 (1.66%) MySQL
14 10 (1.66%) Oracle Database
15 9 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (1.16%) GIS
16 7 (1.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 19 (3.15%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.98%) Visual Studio
3 14 (2.32%) JIRA
4 13 (2.15%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.99%) TeamCity
5 12 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (1.16%) Visual Studio Code
8 6 (0.99%) InstallShield
8 6 (0.99%) MSI
9 5 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.83%) JMeter
9 5 (0.83%) Ranorex
9 5 (0.83%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.33%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.33%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (0.17%) Hudson
12 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 88 (14.57%) Finance
2 77 (12.75%) Retail
3 23 (3.81%) Public Sector
4 11 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.66%) Marketing
5 10 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 6 (0.99%) Local Government
7 5 (0.83%) Advertising
7 5 (0.83%) Banking
7 5 (0.83%) Billing
8 4 (0.66%) Electronics
8 4 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.66%) Police
8 4 (0.66%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.50%) Games
9 3 (0.50%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.33%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 164 (27.15%) Analyst
2 117 (19.37%) Developer
3 53 (8.77%) Support Analyst
4 46 (7.62%) C# Developer
5 42 (6.95%) Support Engineer
6 39 (6.46%) IT Support
7 36 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (5.46%) .NET Developer
9 28 (4.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 26 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
10 26 (4.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 22 (3.64%) Architect
11 22 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 22 (3.64%) Full Stack Developer
12 21 (3.48%) IT Analyst
13 20 (3.31%) IT Support Analyst
13 20 (3.31%) SQL Developer
14 19 (3.15%) Consultant
14 19 (3.15%) Data Analyst
15 17 (2.81%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (13.25%) .NET
2 50 (8.28%) CSS
3 46 (7.62%) HTML
4 39 (6.46%) .NET Framework
4 39 (6.46%) ASP.NET
5 34 (5.63%) AngularJS
6 26 (4.30%) .NET Core
7 24 (3.97%) jQuery
7 24 (3.97%) Web Services
8 22 (3.64%) HTML5
9 20 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
10 17 (2.81%) Angular 2
11 14 (2.32%) XML
12 12 (1.99%) Vue.js
13 11 (1.82%) ASP.NET Core
13 11 (1.82%) Node.js
14 10 (1.66%) Middleware
14 10 (1.66%) RabbitMQ
14 10 (1.66%) React
15 9 (1.49%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (3.64%) Driving Licence
4 20 (3.31%) User Experience
5 18 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.81%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (2.48%) Replication
8 12 (1.99%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.82%) EPoS
10 10 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.16%) NHS
11 7 (1.16%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.99%) FMCG
13 5 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (0.66%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Licensing
15 3 (0.50%) Mobile App
15 3 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 243 (40.23%) Windows
2 130 (21.52%) Windows Server
3 70 (11.59%) Windows 7
4 57 (9.44%) Windows 10
5 53 (8.77%) Linux
6 51 (8.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (6.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (3.81%) Windows XP
9 18 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (2.81%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (2.48%) Ubuntu
12 14 (2.32%) Windows Vista
13 12 (1.99%) CentOS
13 12 (1.99%) Unix
14 11 (1.82%) Android
14 11 (1.82%) Apple iOS
14 11 (1.82%) Mac OS
14 11 (1.82%) SUSE
15 4 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (14.90%) ITIL
3 89 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
4 73 (12.09%) Business Intelligence
5 56 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 54 (8.94%) DevOps
7 53 (8.77%) Analytics
8 49 (8.11%) Service Management
9 46 (7.62%) ETL
10 41 (6.79%) Migration
11 40 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
12 38 (6.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 38 (6.29%) Data Modelling
13 37 (6.13%) Mentoring
14 36 (5.96%) Visualisation
15 33 (5.46%) CRM
15 33 (5.46%) Decision-Making
16 31 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
17 30 (4.97%) Cybersecurity
18 28 (4.64%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 174 (28.81%) SQL
2 88 (14.57%) C#
3 71 (11.75%) PowerShell
4 67 (11.09%) JavaScript
5 52 (8.61%) T-SQL
6 29 (4.80%) Python
7 28 (4.64%) VBA
8 27 (4.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 22 (3.64%) TypeScript
10 20 (3.31%) Java
11 14 (2.32%) VBScript
12 13 (2.15%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.82%) Ruby
14 7 (1.16%) VB
15 5 (0.83%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.66%) Assembly Language
16 4 (0.66%) COBOL
16 4 (0.66%) Perl
16 4 (0.66%) R
17 2 (0.33%) Go
Qualifications
1 70 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (7.12%) Security Cleared
3 40 (6.62%) SC Cleared
4 39 (6.46%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (6.29%) Degree
6 35 (5.79%) CCNA
7 24 (3.97%) MCSE
8 19 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (2.48%) MCP
9 15 (2.48%) MCSA
10 13 (2.15%) CCAA
10 13 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (1.82%) CCNP
11 11 (1.82%) MCTS
12 10 (1.66%) ISEB
13 8 (1.32%) CISSP
14 6 (0.99%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.99%) CEH
14 6 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.97%) SLA
2 27 (4.47%) QA
3 22 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (3.64%) PCI DSS
4 19 (3.15%) GDPR
5 16 (2.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (2.48%) Data Quality
7 12 (1.99%) PMO
8 8 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.99%) COBIT
10 4 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.33%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.17%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 184 (30.46%) Active Directory
2 79 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (7.95%) Hyper-V
4 44 (7.28%) vSphere
5 22 (3.64%) Docker
6 12 (1.99%) VMware NSX
6 12 (1.99%) XenDesktop
7 11 (1.82%) KVM
8 8 (1.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 7 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.16%) XenApp
10 5 (0.83%) DFS Replication
10 5 (0.83%) Terminal Server
10 5 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.50%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.33%) Firmware
13 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 57 (9.44%) SCCM
2 21 (3.48%) Ansible
3 20 (3.31%) SCOM
4 17 (2.81%) Puppet
4 17 (2.81%) vRealize
5 16 (2.65%) IBM Guardium
6 13 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.99%) Terraform
8 11 (1.82%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (1.82%) Kubernetes
8 11 (1.82%) SCOrch
9 9 (1.49%) WSUS
10 6 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.99%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.66%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.66%) Jamf Pro
12 4 (0.66%) SCVMM
13 3 (0.50%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.33%) Graphite
Vendors
1 128 (21.19%) VMware
2 85 (14.07%) Cisco
3 59 (9.77%) Oracle
4 42 (6.95%) Citrix
5 34 (5.63%) F5
6 29 (4.80%) HP
7 27 (4.47%) IBM
8 23 (3.81%) Apple
9 21 (3.48%) Meraki
10 20 (3.31%) Symantec
11 18 (2.98%) SonicWALL
12 16 (2.65%) Dell
12 16 (2.65%) Imperva
12 16 (2.65%) McAfee
12 16 (2.65%) Varonis
13 15 (2.48%) Talend
14 11 (1.82%) Logi
14 11 (1.82%) Logi Analytics
14 11 (1.82%) Tableau
15 10 (1.66%) Atlassian