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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 44 65
Rank change year-on-year +2 +21  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 25 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.58% 2.52% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.24% 9.68% 6.15%
Number of salaries quoted 25 12 6
Median salary £55,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.85% +2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £22,500 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.77%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Watford
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 145 124 179
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 26.56% 26.05% 32.84%
Number of salaries quoted 122 101 139
Median salary £50,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.22% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £22,700 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Watford

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 33 (75.00%) MCSE
2 27 (61.36%) Microsoft
3 23 (52.27%) Office 365
4 19 (43.18%) Citrix
5 18 (40.91%) MCSA
6 15 (34.09%) Windows
7 14 (31.82%) CCNA
7 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
7 14 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (29.55%) Cisco
8 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Office
9 12 (27.27%) CCA
9 12 (27.27%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (25.00%) VMware
11 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (18.18%) Windows Server
12 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
12 7 (15.91%) XenDesktop
12 7 (15.91%) Finance
13 6 (13.64%) SAN
13 6 (13.64%) CCNP
13 6 (13.64%) Hyper-V
13 6 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (11.36%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (11.36%) Google
14 5 (11.36%) Network Management

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 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) CMS
3 1 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 23 (52.27%) Office 365
2 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) SAN
2 5 (11.36%) Internet
2 5 (11.36%) LAN
3 2 (4.55%) Firewall
3 2 (4.55%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.27%) DHCP
4 1 (2.27%) DNS
4 1 (2.27%) Intranet
4 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.27%) Skype
4 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Legal
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (59.09%) Consultant
1 26 (59.09%) Technical Consultant
2 25 (56.82%) Server Consultant
3 23 (52.27%) Senior Consultant
3 23 (52.27%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 21 (47.73%) Technical Engineer
5 20 (45.45%) Server Engineer
6 18 (40.91%) Office 365 Engineer
6 18 (40.91%) Senior Technical Engineer
7 17 (38.64%) Senior Server Engineer
8 14 (31.82%) Cloud Consultant
8 14 (31.82%) Cloud Engineer
8 14 (31.82%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 13 (29.55%) Azure Consultant
9 13 (29.55%) Azure Engineer
9 13 (29.55%) Office 365 Consultant
10 11 (25.00%) Citrix Consultant
10 11 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
10 11 (25.00%) Citrix Technical Consultant
11 9 (20.45%) Senior Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) CSS
1 2 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.27%) CSS3
2 1 (2.27%) HTML5
2 1 (2.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.09%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.55%) Linux
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.27%) Android
6 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.36%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 5 (11.36%) Network Management
2 3 (6.82%) Migration
3 2 (4.55%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.27%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.27%) Content Management
4 1 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.27%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.27%) Document Management
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Content Management
4 1 (2.27%) Graceful Degradation
4 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL
4 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (2.27%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.27%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) C
2 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (75.00%) MCSE
2 18 (40.91%) MCSA
3 14 (31.82%) CCNA
3 14 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (27.27%) CCA
4 12 (27.27%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (13.64%) CCNP
5 6 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.55%) Degree
7 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.27%) MCITP
7 1 (2.27%) MCP
7 1 (2.27%) MCTS
System Software
1 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.91%) XenDesktop
3 6 (13.64%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.55%) XenApp
5 2 (4.55%) XenServer
6 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (61.36%) Microsoft
2 19 (43.18%) Citrix
3 13 (29.55%) Cisco
4 11 (25.00%) VMware
5 5 (11.36%) Google
6 2 (4.55%) EMC
6 2 (4.55%) NetApp
7 1 (2.27%) Adobe
7 1 (2.27%) Apple