Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 67 79
Rank change year-on-year +15 +12 -28
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 44 27 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.51% 2.60% 2.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.88% 9.61% 6.78%
Number of salaries quoted 41 24 24
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £55,000 £55,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £36,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +38.89% +10.77% -27.78%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Watford
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 233 281 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 23.87% 27.10% 33.52%
Number of salaries quoted 215 228 308
Watford median annual salary £44,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.19% +16.67% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,808 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,625 £67,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Watford.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Watford over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 39 (88.64%) MCSE
2 31 (70.45%) Microsoft
3 26 (59.09%) Windows
4 23 (52.27%) CCNA
4 23 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (50.00%) VMware
6 20 (45.45%) MCSA
7 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
7 19 (43.18%) Cisco
7 19 (43.18%) Windows Server
8 15 (34.09%) MS Exchange
9 14 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (31.82%) Hyper-V
10 13 (29.55%) DNS
10 13 (29.55%) Office 365
11 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (27.27%) DHCP
11 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (25.00%) Citrix
13 10 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (22.73%) CCNP
13 10 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
15 8 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
16 7 (15.91%) CCA
16 7 (15.91%) Citrix Certification

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 15 (34.09%) MS Exchange
2 10 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007
2 10 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 13 (29.55%) Office 365
2 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (13.64%) SaaS
4 3 (6.82%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (29.55%) DNS
2 12 (27.27%) DHCP
3 7 (15.91%) SAN
4 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.82%) Internet
5 3 (6.82%) NetScaler
5 3 (6.82%) VLAN
5 3 (6.82%) VoIP
5 3 (6.82%) VPN
5 3 (6.82%) Wireless
6 2 (4.55%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) AdminStudio
1 3 (6.82%) MSI
1 3 (6.82%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Consultant
1 13 (29.55%) Senior Consultant
1 13 (29.55%) Senior Technical Consultant
1 13 (29.55%) Technical Consultant
2 11 (25.00%) Server Consultant
3 10 (22.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) Cloud Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) Support Engineer
4 9 (20.45%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 8 (18.18%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 8 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
6 7 (15.91%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (15.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (15.91%) Office 365 Engineer
7 6 (13.64%) Cisco Consultant
7 6 (13.64%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 6 (13.64%) Citrix Technical Consultant
7 6 (13.64%) Cloud Consultant
7 6 (13.64%) IT Engineer
7 6 (13.64%) Senior Citrix Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.82%) Driving Licence
2 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 26 (59.09%) Windows
2 19 (43.18%) Windows Server
3 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.64%) Linux
6 3 (6.82%) Unix
6 3 (6.82%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) ITIL
2 6 (13.64%) Analytical Thinking
3 5 (11.36%) Migration
4 3 (6.82%) DevOps
4 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.82%) Email Filtering
4 3 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (6.82%) MOF
4 3 (6.82%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.82%) Power Management
4 3 (6.82%) Security Patching
4 3 (6.82%) Software Distribution
5 2 (4.55%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 2 (4.55%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (88.64%) MCSE
2 23 (52.27%) CCNA
2 23 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (45.45%) MCSA
4 10 (22.73%) CCNP
5 8 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (15.91%) CCA
6 7 (15.91%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (13.64%) MCITP
7 6 (13.64%) MCP
7 6 (13.64%) MCTS
8 3 (6.82%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (13.64%) PCI DSS
1 6 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (31.82%) Hyper-V
2 14 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.64%) Xen
4 4 (9.09%) XenDesktop
5 3 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (6.82%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (6.82%) XenApp
6 2 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (11.36%) SCCM
3 3 (6.82%) Ansible
3 3 (6.82%) Puppet
3 3 (6.82%) WMI
3 3 (6.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (70.45%) Microsoft
2 22 (50.00%) VMware
3 19 (43.18%) Cisco
4 11 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (4.55%) EMC
5 2 (4.55%) NetApp
6 1 (2.27%) Veeam