Period
to 17 June 2018

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 17 June 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 168 185 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 17.83% 16.86% 15.08%
As % of the Vendors category 38.80% 37.00% 29.91%
Number of salaries quoted 151 137 155
Watford median annual salary £42,500 £51,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +14.61% -6.32%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,450 £23,137
90th Percentile £62,500 £72,500 £68,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +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 Watford.

All Vendors
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 433 500 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 45.97% 45.58% 50.42%
Number of salaries quoted 371 384 438
Watford median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,000 £75,000 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +2.22%

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 17 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 Watford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 52 (30.95%) SQL
2 50 (29.76%) Active Directory
3 49 (29.17%) VMware
4 48 (28.57%) Windows
5 39 (23.21%) Windows Server
6 38 (22.62%) .NET
7 36 (21.43%) Cisco
8 34 (20.24%) Microsoft Office
9 33 (19.64%) SQL Server
9 33 (19.64%) C#
10 31 (18.45%) Microsoft Azure
11 30 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
12 29 (17.26%) PowerShell
12 29 (17.26%) IBM
13 26 (15.48%) ASP.NET
13 26 (15.48%) Project Management
13 26 (15.48%) Data Centre
13 26 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (14.88%) Amazon AWS
14 25 (14.88%) MS Exchange
14 25 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (14.29%) ITIL
15 24 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 24 (14.29%) Office 365
16 23 (13.69%) Firewall
16 23 (13.69%) .NET Framework
17 22 (13.10%) Dynamics CRM
17 22 (13.10%) Linux
17 22 (13.10%) CRM
18 21 (12.50%) SaaS

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 25 (14.88%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (5.95%) Mule
3 10 (5.95%) Mule ESB
4 8 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.17%) OpenStack
5 7 (4.17%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.98%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (1.79%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.60%) IIS
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (20.24%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (7.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (13.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.19%) Magento
4 1 (0.60%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 31 (18.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (14.88%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (14.29%) Office 365
4 21 (12.50%) SaaS
5 11 (6.55%) Boomi
5 11 (6.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (4.76%) IaaS
6 8 (4.76%) PaaS
7 7 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.38%) Trello
10 2 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.69%) Firewall
2 20 (11.90%) VPN
3 16 (9.52%) DNS
4 14 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 13 (7.74%) SAN
6 11 (6.55%) DHCP
7 10 (5.95%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (5.95%) Internet
7 10 (5.95%) LAN
7 10 (5.95%) WAN
8 8 (4.76%) HTTP
8 8 (4.76%) Kerberos
8 8 (4.76%) VSAN
9 7 (4.17%) Unified Communications
9 7 (4.17%) Wireless
10 6 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.98%) NetScaler
12 4 (2.38%) Network Security
13 3 (1.79%) MPLS
13 3 (1.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (6.55%) NoSQL
5 10 (5.95%) Power BI
5 10 (5.95%) Relational Database
6 9 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (4.76%) MS Access
7 8 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (2.98%) MySQL
8 5 (2.98%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.79%) Big Data
10 3 (1.79%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.79%) SAP BW
10 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.19%) MariaDB
11 2 (1.19%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 11 (6.55%) Jenkins
1 11 (6.55%) JIRA
2 8 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.57%) SoapUI
5 4 (2.38%) VersionOne
6 1 (0.60%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.60%) MSI
6 1 (0.60%) Subversion
6 1 (0.60%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 8 (4.76%) Finance
2 6 (3.57%) Advertising
3 4 (2.38%) French Language
3 4 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.79%) Marketing
4 3 (1.79%) Retail
4 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.19%) Billing
6 1 (0.60%) German Language
6 1 (0.60%) Local Government
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (32.14%) Developer
2 18 (10.71%) CRM Developer
3 16 (9.52%) Senior Developer
4 15 (8.93%) Analyst
5 13 (7.74%) IT Manager
5 13 (7.74%) Support Engineer
6 12 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (7.14%) Consultant
6 12 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (6.55%) .NET Developer
7 11 (6.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 11 (6.55%) Architect
7 11 (6.55%) Team Leader
8 10 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (5.95%) Account Manager
8 10 (5.95%) Field Engineer
8 10 (5.95%) Field Service Engineer
8 10 (5.95%) Sales Account Manager
8 10 (5.95%) Sales Manager
9 9 (5.36%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (22.62%) .NET
2 26 (15.48%) ASP.NET
3 23 (13.69%) .NET Framework
4 15 (8.93%) SOAP
5 14 (8.33%) JSON
6 13 (7.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (7.74%) HTML
7 12 (7.14%) Middleware
8 10 (5.95%) Apache Camel
9 9 (5.36%) CSS
9 9 (5.36%) Web Services
10 8 (4.76%) MDX
10 8 (4.76%) OAuth
11 7 (4.17%) REST
12 6 (3.57%) HTML5
12 6 (3.57%) RAML
12 6 (3.57%) Swagger
12 6 (3.57%) WireMock
12 6 (3.57%) WSDL
12 6 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (15.48%) Data Centre
3 20 (11.90%) Management Information System
4 17 (10.12%) Computer Science
5 14 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (5.36%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.98%) Replication
8 4 (2.38%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.38%) NHS
9 3 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.79%) iPhone
9 3 (1.79%) iSeries
10 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.60%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 48 (28.57%) Windows
2 39 (23.21%) Windows Server
3 22 (13.10%) Linux
4 19 (11.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 14 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (7.74%) Windows 7
7 10 (5.95%) Unix
8 4 (2.38%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.60%) Android
9 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
1 26 (15.48%) Project Management
2 25 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (14.29%) ITIL
4 22 (13.10%) CRM
5 19 (11.31%) Analytics
5 19 (11.31%) DevOps
6 14 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 14 (8.33%) MVC
6 14 (8.33%) Presales
7 12 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
7 12 (7.14%) Coaching
7 12 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (7.14%) Scrum
7 12 (7.14%) Web Development
8 11 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (5.95%) Open Source
10 9 (5.36%) Analytical Thinking
10 9 (5.36%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (30.95%) SQL
2 33 (19.64%) C#
3 29 (17.26%) PowerShell
4 10 (5.95%) JavaScript
4 10 (5.95%) T-SQL
5 8 (4.76%) Python
5 8 (4.76%) VBA
6 7 (4.17%) R
7 4 (2.38%) TypeScript
7 4 (2.38%) XPath
7 4 (2.38%) XQuery
8 3 (1.79%) Java
9 1 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (11.31%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (11.31%) Degree
3 15 (8.93%) CCNA
4 14 (8.33%) MCSA
5 10 (5.95%) MCSE
6 9 (5.36%) MCITP
7 4 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.38%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.79%) CCDA
8 3 (1.79%) CCDP
8 3 (1.79%) CCNP
9 2 (1.19%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.19%) MCP
10 1 (0.60%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.55%) GCP
2 9 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.36%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.98%) QA
4 4 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (29.76%) Active Directory
2 24 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 11 (6.55%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (6.55%) XenApp
5 10 (5.95%) XenDesktop
6 9 (5.36%) Docker
6 9 (5.36%) Xen
7 8 (4.76%) VMware NSX
8 4 (2.38%) XenServer
9 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.60%) Snort
9 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (11.90%) Puppet
2 19 (11.31%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (8.93%) Ansible
4 11 (6.55%) Terraform
5 9 (5.36%) Kubernetes
6 8 (4.76%) SCOrch
6 8 (4.76%) SCVMM
6 8 (4.76%) vRealize
7 4 (2.38%) CA Service Virtualization
7 4 (2.38%) SCCM
8 3 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.60%) Simpana
10 1 (0.60%) WMI
10 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (29.17%) VMware
2 36 (21.43%) Cisco
3 29 (17.26%) IBM
4 16 (9.52%) Oracle
5 13 (7.74%) Citrix
6 12 (7.14%) WSO2
7 11 (6.55%) Dell
7 11 (6.55%) EMC
7 11 (6.55%) Google
7 11 (6.55%) MuleSoft
7 11 (6.55%) SAP
7 11 (6.55%) Talend
7 11 (6.55%) TIBCO
7 11 (6.55%) webMethods
8 10 (5.95%) HP
9 8 (4.76%) SnapLogic
10 5 (2.98%) Remedy
10 5 (2.98%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.38%) CA
11 4 (2.38%) Cognos