Period
to 20 February 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 February 2020 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 127 266 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 26.85% 28.33% 19.28%
As % of the Vendors category 47.74% 49.08% 41.74%
Number of salaries quoted 107 176 177
Watford median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,875 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -6.98%

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 Watford.

All Vendors
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 266 542 460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 56.24% 57.72% 46.18%
Number of salaries quoted 220 407 397
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% -1.96%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £26,900
90th Percentile £70,375 £72,500 £67,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +5.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Watford

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Watford

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Watford over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 Watford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 63 (49.61%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (48.82%) Windows
3 53 (41.73%) Active Directory
4 51 (40.16%) Office 365
5 48 (37.80%) SQL Server
6 47 (37.01%) Windows Server
7 42 (33.07%) VMware
8 39 (30.71%) Migration
9 36 (28.35%) Data Migration
9 36 (28.35%) SC Cleared
9 36 (28.35%) Security Cleared
10 34 (26.77%) TCP/IP
10 34 (26.77%) Windows 10
10 34 (26.77%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (25.98%) SQL
11 33 (25.98%) Firewall
11 33 (25.98%) PowerShell
12 31 (24.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 31 (24.41%) MS Exchange
13 30 (23.62%) Exchange Server 2010
14 29 (22.83%) Linux
15 28 (22.05%) Citrix
15 28 (22.05%) vSphere
16 27 (21.26%) DNS
17 26 (20.47%) DHCP
18 24 (18.90%) Azure
19 23 (18.11%) XenApp
19 23 (18.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 23 (18.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 23 (18.11%) VLAN

Microsoft
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 31 (24.41%) MS Exchange
2 30 (23.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.72%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.57%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.79%) Apache
5 1 (0.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 63 (49.61%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.57%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 51 (40.16%) Office 365
2 24 (18.90%) Azure
3 14 (11.02%) AWS
4 5 (3.94%) SaaS
5 4 (3.15%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (2.36%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.57%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (1.57%) IaaS
7 2 (1.57%) PaaS
8 1 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.79%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 34 (26.77%) TCP/IP
2 33 (25.98%) Firewall
3 27 (21.26%) DNS
4 26 (20.47%) DHCP
5 23 (18.11%) VLAN
5 23 (18.11%) VoIP
6 14 (11.02%) Internet
6 14 (11.02%) LAN
7 8 (6.30%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (3.94%) Converged Networks
9 4 (3.15%) Unified Communications
10 3 (2.36%) 2.5G
10 3 (2.36%) 2G
10 3 (2.36%) 3G
10 3 (2.36%) 4G
10 3 (2.36%) 5G
10 3 (2.36%) SAN
10 3 (2.36%) VPN
10 3 (2.36%) WAN
10 3 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (37.80%) SQL Server
2 23 (18.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (14.96%) IBM InfoSphere
3 19 (14.96%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (7.87%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (6.30%) Big Data
6 4 (3.15%) Power BI
7 3 (2.36%) Data Lake
7 3 (2.36%) FileMaker
8 2 (1.57%) OLAP
8 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.79%) DB2
9 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (15.75%) Public Sector
2 12 (9.45%) Finance
3 7 (5.51%) Retail
4 6 (4.72%) Marketing
5 3 (2.36%) French Language
5 3 (2.36%) German Language
5 3 (2.36%) Swedish Language
6 2 (1.57%) Back Office
7 1 (0.79%) Billing
7 1 (0.79%) Games
7 1 (0.79%) Law
7 1 (0.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Retail Finance
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (35.43%) IT Support
2 30 (23.62%) 2nd Line Support
3 25 (19.69%) IT Engineer
4 23 (18.11%) Support Technician
5 21 (16.54%) Developer
6 20 (15.75%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 20 (15.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (15.75%) SQL Developer
7 19 (14.96%) C# Developer
7 19 (14.96%) Data Migration Developer
7 19 (14.96%) ETL Developer
7 19 (14.96%) IT Support Technician
7 19 (14.96%) IT Technician
7 19 (14.96%) Oracle Developer
7 19 (14.96%) Oracle ETL Developer
7 19 (14.96%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 19 (14.96%) Service Desk Support
7 19 (14.96%) SQL Server Developer
8 17 (13.39%) Service Desk Technician
9 14 (11.02%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.54%) WSH
2 1 (0.79%) LDAP
2 1 (0.79%) MDX
2 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.24%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (8.66%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.66%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.15%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.15%) Life Science
5 2 (1.57%) Industry 4.0
5 2 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.79%) AS400
6 1 (0.79%) Handset
6 1 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 62 (48.82%) Windows
2 47 (37.01%) Windows Server
3 34 (26.77%) Windows 10
4 31 (24.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (22.83%) Linux
6 10 (7.87%) Windows 7
7 8 (6.30%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.36%) CentOS
9 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.79%) Android
10 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.71%) Migration
2 36 (28.35%) Data Migration
3 34 (26.77%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (17.32%) Patch Management
5 21 (16.54%) ETL
5 21 (16.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 21 (16.54%) Server Management
6 19 (14.96%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 15 (11.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (11.02%) Time Management
9 10 (7.87%) Incident Management
10 9 (7.09%) Analytics
10 9 (7.09%) Presales
11 8 (6.30%) ITIL
11 8 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (5.51%) Cybersecurity
13 6 (4.72%) DevOps
13 6 (4.72%) Information Security
14 5 (3.94%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.98%) PowerShell
1 33 (25.98%) SQL
2 22 (17.32%) VBScript
3 20 (15.75%) C#
4 3 (2.36%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.36%) VBA
5 2 (1.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.79%) Python
6 1 (0.79%) R
6 1 (0.79%) RPG
6 1 (0.79%) RPG IV
6 1 (0.79%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 36 (28.35%) SC Cleared
1 36 (28.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.15%) Degree
4 2 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.79%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.79%) MOS
5 1 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (18.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.36%) GDPR
3 2 (1.57%) QA
4 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 53 (41.73%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.05%) vSphere
3 23 (18.11%) XenApp
4 14 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.94%) Docker
5 5 (3.94%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.79%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (7.87%) Backup Exec
2 7 (5.51%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.15%) Ansible
3 4 (3.15%) SCCM
4 1 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.79%) Puppet
4 1 (0.79%) SCOM
4 1 (0.79%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 42 (33.07%) VMware
2 28 (22.05%) Citrix
3 21 (16.54%) IBM
4 20 (15.75%) Oracle
5 19 (14.96%) Talend
6 12 (9.45%) HP
6 12 (9.45%) Mitel
7 10 (7.87%) Asigra
8 5 (3.94%) Cisco
9 4 (3.15%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.57%) NetApp
10 2 (1.57%) Remedy
10 2 (1.57%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.57%) Workday
11 1 (0.79%) Apple
11 1 (0.79%) Autodesk
11 1 (0.79%) Databricks
11 1 (0.79%) Dell
11 1 (0.79%) EMC
11 1 (0.79%) Meraki