Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 5 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 220 216 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 22.20% 20.83% 23.68%
As % of the Vendors category 44.99% 43.29% 40.84%
Number of salaries quoted 177 183 189
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,716 £23,900
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,750 £64,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 489 499 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 49.34% 48.12% 57.99%
Number of salaries quoted 401 419 477
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +14.13% +2.22%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,200 £28,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £66,250
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +3.26% +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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 90 (40.91%) Windows
2 65 (29.55%) Windows Server
3 63 (28.64%) Microsoft Office
4 62 (28.18%) Active Directory
5 60 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 59 (26.82%) VMware
7 54 (24.55%) .NET
8 52 (23.64%) SQL
9 51 (23.18%) MS Exchange
10 50 (22.73%) DNS
10 50 (22.73%) Linux
10 50 (22.73%) PowerShell
11 49 (22.27%) Office 365
12 48 (21.82%) Firewall
13 46 (20.91%) Windows Server 2008
14 45 (20.45%) C#
14 45 (20.45%) Cisco
15 44 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 40 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
17 36 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
18 35 (15.91%) WAN
19 32 (14.55%) LAN
19 32 (14.55%) Hyper-V
19 32 (14.55%) Data Centre
20 31 (14.09%) Amazon AWS
20 31 (14.09%) DHCP
20 31 (14.09%) ITIL
21 30 (13.64%) HP
21 30 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
21 30 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 51 (23.18%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 23 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2013
2 23 (10.45%) Skype for Business
3 21 (9.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.82%) IIS
6 3 (1.36%) CMS
6 3 (1.36%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.91%) Confluence
7 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.91%) WordPress
8 1 (0.45%) Apache
8 1 (0.45%) DNN
8 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 63 (28.64%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.27%) SOLIDWORKS
4 4 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.82%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.27%) Sage 200
3 3 (1.36%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.45%) BASE24
5 1 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 49 (22.27%) Office 365
2 36 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (14.09%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (8.18%) PaaS
5 13 (5.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (4.09%) SaaS
7 7 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (2.27%) IaaS
10 4 (1.82%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.91%) G Suite
11 2 (0.91%) GitHub
12 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (22.73%) DNS
2 48 (21.82%) Firewall
3 35 (15.91%) WAN
4 32 (14.55%) LAN
5 31 (14.09%) DHCP
6 29 (13.18%) VPN
7 27 (12.27%) Wireless
8 21 (9.55%) PBX
8 21 (9.55%) Skype
9 20 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
10 19 (8.64%) VoIP
11 15 (6.82%) MPLS
11 15 (6.82%) VLAN
12 14 (6.36%) ISDN
13 13 (5.91%) TCP/IP
14 12 (5.45%) LDAP
15 10 (4.55%) Wireless Security
16 9 (4.09%) SAN
17 8 (3.64%) Cisco Wireless
18 6 (2.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 30 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (11.36%) SQL Server 2016
4 17 (7.73%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (7.73%) SAP Data Services
4 17 (7.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (7.27%) MS Access
5 16 (7.27%) Power BI
5 16 (7.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (7.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (6.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (5.00%) MySQL
8 9 (4.09%) SAP BW
9 4 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.91%) DB2
11 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.45%) OLAP
12 1 (0.45%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 17 (7.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.18%) Flyway
3 3 (1.36%) AdminStudio
3 3 (1.36%) JIRA
3 3 (1.36%) MSI
3 3 (1.36%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.36%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.91%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (12.27%) Retail
2 22 (10.00%) Games
3 19 (8.64%) Marketing
4 10 (4.55%) German Language
5 7 (3.18%) Finance
6 5 (2.27%) French Language
7 4 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.91%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.45%) Advertising
10 1 (0.45%) Automotive
10 1 (0.45%) Back Office
10 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (28.18%) Developer
2 39 (17.73%) Analyst
3 30 (13.64%) Consultant
4 25 (11.36%) Support Engineer
5 24 (10.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 19 (8.64%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (8.64%) Support Analyst
7 18 (8.18%) .NET Developer
7 18 (8.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 17 (7.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 17 (7.73%) Cisco Consultant
8 17 (7.73%) Presales Consultant
9 16 (7.27%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 16 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (6.82%) Office 365 Engineer
11 12 (5.45%) IT Analyst
12 11 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (5.00%) Cisco Presales Consultant
12 11 (5.00%) IT Support
12 11 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (24.55%) .NET
2 26 (11.82%) ASP.NET
3 24 (10.91%) Web Services
4 22 (10.00%) REST
5 17 (7.73%) SOAP
6 16 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (7.27%) MDX
7 13 (5.91%) AngularJS
7 13 (5.91%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (5.45%) jQuery
8 12 (5.45%) RESTful
8 12 (5.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (5.00%) HTML
10 10 (4.55%) .NET Framework
10 10 (4.55%) CSS
11 9 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 9 (4.09%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (3.64%) Hibernate
12 8 (3.64%) HTML5
12 8 (3.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.55%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 12 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (5.45%) iPhone
5 11 (5.00%) Blog
6 9 (4.09%) Tandem
7 6 (2.73%) Handset
8 5 (2.27%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.27%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.27%) Replication
9 4 (1.82%) NHS
10 3 (1.36%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.36%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.91%) AS400
11 2 (0.91%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.45%) CMDB
12 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 90 (40.91%) Windows
2 65 (29.55%) Windows Server
3 50 (22.73%) Linux
4 46 (20.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (7.73%) Windows 7
9 15 (6.82%) Windows 10
10 10 (4.55%) Windows 8
11 7 (3.18%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.73%) CentOS
12 6 (2.73%) Mac OS
12 6 (2.73%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.36%) Unix
13 3 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.91%) Android
14 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.91%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.91%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (14.09%) ITIL
2 30 (13.64%) Presales
3 25 (11.36%) E-Commerce
3 25 (11.36%) Performance Tuning
4 23 (10.45%) Data Modelling
5 22 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (9.55%) Mentoring
7 18 (8.18%) Information Security
8 17 (7.73%) ETL
8 17 (7.73%) MVC
9 16 (7.27%) Database Tuning
9 16 (7.27%) ETL Development
9 16 (7.27%) Inmon Methodology
9 16 (7.27%) Kimball Methodology
9 16 (7.27%) Unit Testing
10 15 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (6.82%) Coaching
11 14 (6.36%) Analytics
11 14 (6.36%) CRM
11 14 (6.36%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.64%) SQL
2 50 (22.73%) PowerShell
3 45 (20.45%) C#
4 25 (11.36%) T-SQL
5 16 (7.27%) VBA
6 13 (5.91%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.00%) VB
8 10 (4.55%) C
8 10 (4.55%) Java
9 8 (3.64%) R
10 4 (1.82%) C++
11 2 (0.91%) Go
11 2 (0.91%) Python
11 2 (0.91%) RPG
11 2 (0.91%) RPG IV
11 2 (0.91%) Ruby
12 1 (0.45%) ABAP
12 1 (0.45%) RPG/400
12 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (12.27%) MCSE
4 22 (10.00%) Degree
5 19 (8.64%) CCNA
6 8 (3.64%) CCDP
6 8 (3.64%) MCSA
6 8 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.73%) CCA
7 6 (2.73%) CCNP
7 6 (2.73%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (2.73%) MCP
7 6 (2.73%) MCTS
8 5 (2.27%) MCITP
9 4 (1.82%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.82%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.45%) CCENT
10 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (2.27%) PCI DSS
1 5 (2.27%) SLA
2 2 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 62 (28.18%) Active Directory
2 40 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (14.55%) Hyper-V
4 22 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (9.55%) Terminal Services
6 7 (3.18%) vSphere
7 6 (2.73%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (2.27%) Xen
8 5 (2.27%) XenApp
9 4 (1.82%) XenServer
10 3 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.91%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (7.73%) WSUS
2 7 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.73%) vCenter Server
4 5 (2.27%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.27%) SCCM
5 4 (1.82%) Ansible
6 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.36%) WMI
7 2 (0.91%) Puppet
7 2 (0.91%) Terraform
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 59 (26.82%) VMware
2 45 (20.45%) Cisco
3 30 (13.64%) HP
4 21 (9.55%) Citrix
5 16 (7.27%) Aruba
5 16 (7.27%) Cognos
5 16 (7.27%) IBM
5 16 (7.27%) Juniper
6 15 (6.82%) SAP
7 11 (5.00%) Dell
8 8 (3.64%) EMC
9 7 (3.18%) Veeam
10 6 (2.73%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.27%) Sage
11 5 (2.27%) Symantec
12 3 (1.36%) OpenText
12 3 (1.36%) SonicWALL
13 2 (0.91%) Google
13 2 (0.91%) NetApp
13 2 (0.91%) Remedy