Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 228 200 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 24.81% 19.86% 21.44%
As % of the Vendors category 45.51% 41.24% 41.78%
Number of salaries quoted 179 143 181
Watford median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £23,716
90th Percentile £69,500 £67,500 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 501 485 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 54.52% 48.16% 51.30%
Number of salaries quoted 410 377 404
Watford median annual salary £45,750 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.68% -5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Watford

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 86 (37.72%) Windows
2 74 (32.46%) Active Directory
3 71 (31.14%) VMware
4 64 (28.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 57 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 56 (24.56%) Microsoft Office
7 51 (22.37%) SQL Server
8 48 (21.05%) Office 365
9 44 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (18.86%) SQL
11 40 (17.54%) .NET
11 40 (17.54%) Project Management
11 40 (17.54%) Hyper-V
12 38 (16.67%) Presales
12 38 (16.67%) C#
12 38 (16.67%) Cisco
13 37 (16.23%) JavaScript
13 37 (16.23%) Firewall
13 37 (16.23%) Data Centre
14 36 (15.79%) Migration
15 35 (15.35%) Problem-Solving
16 34 (14.91%) VPN
17 33 (14.47%) MS Exchange
17 33 (14.47%) ASP.NET
18 32 (14.04%) SAN
19 31 (13.60%) DNS
20 30 (13.16%) IBM
20 30 (13.16%) HTML
20 30 (13.16%) PowerShell
21 29 (12.72%) Windows 7

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 33 (14.47%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.33%) OpenStack
3 16 (7.02%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (3.07%) GlassFish
7 7 (3.07%) JBoss
7 7 (3.07%) MQSeries
7 7 (3.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (3.07%) WebLogic
7 7 (3.07%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.63%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.88%) IIS
10 2 (0.88%) Mule
10 2 (0.88%) Mule ESB
11 1 (0.44%) Apache
11 1 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 56 (24.56%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (11.84%) Microsoft Project
3 20 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (7.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (9.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.44%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 64 (28.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (21.05%) Office 365
3 28 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (12.28%) SaaS
4 21 (9.21%) IaaS
4 21 (9.21%) PaaS
5 8 (3.51%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (3.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.75%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.32%) Boomi
9 1 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.44%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (16.23%) Firewall
2 34 (14.91%) VPN
3 32 (14.04%) SAN
4 31 (13.60%) DNS
5 21 (9.21%) TCP/IP
6 14 (6.14%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (6.14%) Internet
7 12 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
8 11 (4.82%) DHCP
9 10 (4.39%) Fibre Channel
9 10 (4.39%) iSCSI
10 9 (3.95%) Network Security
10 9 (3.95%) VoIP
10 9 (3.95%) Wireless
11 7 (3.07%) Unified Communications
11 7 (3.07%) VSAN
11 7 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (2.63%) NetScaler
13 5 (2.19%) LAN
13 5 (2.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (22.37%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 19 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (6.58%) Power BI
3 15 (6.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (3.07%) MS Access
7 6 (2.63%) MySQL
8 4 (1.75%) Big Data
8 4 (1.75%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (1.32%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (7.02%) JIRA
3 4 (1.75%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.32%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.88%) ProC
5 2 (0.88%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.44%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.44%) MSI
6 1 (0.44%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 10 (4.39%) Retail
2 8 (3.51%) Finance
3 7 (3.07%) French Language
3 7 (3.07%) German Language
3 7 (3.07%) Swedish Language
4 4 (1.75%) Marketing
4 4 (1.75%) Romanian Language
4 4 (1.75%) Russian Language
5 3 (1.32%) Advertising
5 3 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.88%) Billing
6 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (21.93%) Developer
2 28 (12.28%) Support Engineer
3 26 (11.40%) Architect
3 26 (11.40%) Project Manager
4 24 (10.53%) Consultant
5 22 (9.65%) Infrastructure Architect
6 19 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 19 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (7.89%) Analyst
8 15 (6.58%) C# Developer
9 14 (6.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 14 (6.14%) Scrum Master
9 14 (6.14%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
10 13 (5.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (5.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 13 (5.70%) Cloud Consultant
10 13 (5.70%) IT Support
11 12 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
11 12 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (17.54%) .NET
2 33 (14.47%) ASP.NET
3 30 (13.16%) HTML
4 25 (10.96%) CSS
4 25 (10.96%) Web Services
5 15 (6.58%) MDX
6 13 (5.70%) RESTful
7 12 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 12 (5.26%) AngularJS
8 10 (4.39%) .NET Core
8 10 (4.39%) Angular 2
8 10 (4.39%) JSON
9 9 (3.95%) SOAP
10 8 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (3.07%) EJB
11 7 (3.07%) EJB 3.0
11 7 (3.07%) HornetQ
11 7 (3.07%) Java EE
11 7 (3.07%) Java SE
11 7 (3.07%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.23%) Data Centre
2 23 (10.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 22 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (9.65%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (8.33%) Replication
5 12 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.51%) iPhone
7 7 (3.07%) iSeries
7 7 (3.07%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.63%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.63%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.75%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.32%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.88%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.88%) EPoS
11 2 (0.88%) NHS
12 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.44%) FlexPod
12 1 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 86 (37.72%) Windows
2 57 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 29 (12.72%) Windows 7
4 28 (12.28%) Windows 10
5 26 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (8.33%) Linux
8 9 (3.95%) Unix
9 6 (2.63%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (17.54%) Project Management
3 38 (16.67%) Presales
4 36 (15.79%) Migration
5 35 (15.35%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (10.09%) Time Management
7 22 (9.65%) CRM
8 20 (8.77%) PRINCE2
9 19 (8.33%) MVC
9 19 (8.33%) Process Improvement
9 19 (8.33%) Scrum
10 17 (7.46%) Software Engineering
11 15 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (6.14%) Creative Thinking
12 14 (6.14%) Workflow
13 13 (5.70%) Data Migration
13 13 (5.70%) Process Management
13 13 (5.70%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 13 (5.70%) SOA
14 12 (5.26%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (18.86%) SQL
2 38 (16.67%) C#
3 37 (16.23%) JavaScript
4 30 (13.16%) PowerShell
5 17 (7.46%) T-SQL
6 13 (5.70%) Python
7 10 (4.39%) Java
8 8 (3.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 7 (3.07%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.07%) R
9 7 (3.07%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.07%) VBA
10 6 (2.63%) C++
10 6 (2.63%) PHP
11 5 (2.19%) AWK
12 4 (1.75%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.32%) X++
14 1 (0.44%) C
14 1 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (10.53%) Degree
2 23 (10.09%) CCNA
2 23 (10.09%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.95%) AWS Certification
5 8 (3.51%) MCSA
6 7 (3.07%) CCDA
6 7 (3.07%) CCDP
6 7 (3.07%) CCNP
7 5 (2.19%) MCP
7 5 (2.19%) MCSE
8 4 (1.75%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.82%) QA
2 3 (1.32%) GCP
3 2 (0.88%) PMBOK
3 2 (0.88%) PMO
3 2 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (32.46%) Active Directory
2 40 (17.54%) Hyper-V
3 25 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (9.21%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (6.58%) XenApp
6 14 (6.14%) XenDesktop
7 9 (3.95%) Docker
8 7 (3.07%) VMware NSX
9 6 (2.63%) XenServer
10 3 (1.32%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (7.46%) SCVMM
2 16 (7.02%) SCCM
3 10 (4.39%) Puppet
4 9 (3.95%) Kubernetes
4 9 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.07%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (3.07%) SCOrch
5 7 (3.07%) vRealize
6 4 (1.75%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.32%) Ansible
7 3 (1.32%) Terraform
8 1 (0.44%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.44%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.44%) Simpana
8 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.44%) WMI
8 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (31.14%) VMware
2 38 (16.67%) Cisco
3 30 (13.16%) IBM
4 20 (8.77%) Citrix
5 18 (7.89%) EMC
6 15 (6.58%) Veeam
7 14 (6.14%) Oracle
7 14 (6.14%) SAP
8 12 (5.26%) HP
9 11 (4.82%) Symantec
10 10 (4.39%) Remedy
10 10 (4.39%) ServiceNow
11 6 (2.63%) Meraki
12 5 (2.19%) NetApp
13 4 (1.75%) Asigra
13 4 (1.75%) Google
13 4 (1.75%) JD Edwards
13 4 (1.75%) Sage
13 4 (1.75%) WSO2
14 3 (1.32%) MuleSoft