Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 266 194 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 28.45% 19.46% 17.06%
As % of the Vendors category 49.63% 41.90% 39.62%
Number of salaries quoted 176 179 141
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +13.77%
10th Percentile £28,250 £25,000 £23,716
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -6.98% +1.18%

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 536 463 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 57.33% 46.44% 43.07%
Number of salaries quoted 401 400 362
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -1.96% +13.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +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 22 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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.

1 135 (50.75%) Windows
2 100 (37.59%) Active Directory
3 89 (33.46%) SQL Server
4 76 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 74 (27.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 74 (27.82%) Microsoft Office
6 69 (25.94%) VMware
7 67 (25.19%) SQL
8 61 (22.93%) Windows 7
9 60 (22.56%) JavaScript
10 56 (21.05%) .NET
11 55 (20.68%) Office 365
12 51 (19.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 51 (19.17%) VPN
13 46 (17.29%) C#
14 45 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
15 44 (16.54%) Migration
15 44 (16.54%) ASP.NET
16 43 (16.17%) Firewall
17 41 (15.41%) Windows 10
17 41 (15.41%) Problem-Solving
18 39 (14.66%) Hyper-V
19 38 (14.29%) Citrix
20 37 (13.91%) CSS
20 37 (13.91%) DNS
21 36 (13.53%) Cisco
21 36 (13.53%) HTML
21 36 (13.53%) SCCM
22 33 (12.41%) VMware ESXi
23 32 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure

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 29 (10.90%) MS Exchange
2 28 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 23 (8.65%) Skype for Business
4 14 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (4.14%) OpenStack
6 10 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (3.76%) WebSphere
7 8 (3.01%) IBM Notes
7 8 (3.01%) IIS
8 7 (2.63%) GlassFish
8 7 (2.63%) JBoss
8 7 (2.63%) MQSeries
8 7 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (2.63%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.88%) Umbraco
10 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.75%) Apache
Applications
1 74 (27.82%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (12.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (9.02%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (4.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (9.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.13%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 74 (27.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (20.68%) Office 365
3 30 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (7.52%) IaaS
5 19 (7.14%) PaaS
5 19 (7.14%) SaaS
6 15 (5.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (4.14%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (3.38%) OneDrive
9 7 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (2.63%) Yammer
10 6 (2.26%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 51 (19.17%) VPN
2 43 (16.17%) Firewall
3 37 (13.91%) DNS
4 25 (9.40%) DHCP
5 23 (8.65%) VLAN
6 18 (6.77%) Reverse Proxy
7 16 (6.02%) SAN
7 16 (6.02%) Skype
8 15 (5.64%) LAN
9 14 (5.26%) TCP/IP
10 13 (4.89%) Internet
10 13 (4.89%) Unified Communications
10 13 (4.89%) WAN
11 9 (3.38%) Network Security
11 9 (3.38%) Wireless
12 7 (2.63%) WLAN
13 6 (2.26%) Converged Networks
13 6 (2.26%) VoIP
14 3 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (1.13%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (33.46%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.02%) Power BI
3 21 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 21 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (5.64%) MySQL
4 15 (5.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.01%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.26%) MS Access
7 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.88%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.13%) Big Data
10 3 (1.13%) DB2
11 2 (0.75%) QlikView
11 2 (0.75%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 19 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.76%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.01%) JIRA
4 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.38%) Hudson
General
1 16 (6.02%) Finance
2 7 (2.63%) Retail
3 6 (2.26%) French Language
3 6 (2.26%) German Language
3 6 (2.26%) Swedish Language
4 2 (0.75%) Back Office
4 2 (0.75%) Marketing
5 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.38%) Romanian Language
5 1 (0.38%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 61 (22.93%) Developer
2 43 (16.17%) Support Engineer
3 42 (15.79%) IT Support
4 38 (14.29%) Analyst
5 33 (12.41%) IT Engineer
6 29 (10.90%) .NET Developer
7 28 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
8 27 (10.15%) C# Developer
9 25 (9.40%) 2nd Line Support
10 24 (9.02%) C# .NET Developer
11 22 (8.27%) Architect
12 21 (7.89%) Project Manager
13 17 (6.39%) Full Stack Developer
14 16 (6.02%) Infrastructure Architect
15 15 (5.64%) Consultant
15 15 (5.64%) Service Manager
16 14 (5.26%) Angular Developer
16 14 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
16 14 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
17 13 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (21.05%) .NET
2 44 (16.54%) ASP.NET
3 37 (13.91%) CSS
4 36 (13.53%) HTML
5 20 (7.52%) AngularJS
6 18 (6.77%) Web Services
7 17 (6.39%) .NET Core
8 15 (5.64%) jQuery
9 14 (5.26%) Angular 2
9 14 (5.26%) RESTful
10 12 (4.51%) MDX
11 7 (2.63%) ActiveMQ
11 7 (2.63%) EJB
11 7 (2.63%) EJB 3.0
11 7 (2.63%) HornetQ
11 7 (2.63%) Java EE
11 7 (2.63%) Java SE
11 7 (2.63%) JMS
11 7 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (2.26%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (10.15%) Data Centre
3 21 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (7.89%) Hybrid Cloud
4 20 (7.52%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (4.89%) Replication
6 11 (4.14%) Driving Licence
7 9 (3.38%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.63%) CMDB
9 7 (2.63%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.63%) Public Cloud
10 6 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.88%) Smartphone
11 5 (1.88%) User Experience
12 4 (1.50%) Fintech
13 2 (0.75%) BYOD
13 2 (0.75%) Handset
13 2 (0.75%) iSeries
14 1 (0.38%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 135 (50.75%) Windows
2 76 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 61 (22.93%) Windows 7
4 51 (19.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (15.41%) Windows 10
6 28 (10.53%) Linux
6 28 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.14%) Apple iOS
7 11 (4.14%) Windows 8
8 9 (3.38%) Ubuntu
9 8 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (2.63%) CentOS
10 7 (2.63%) Unix
11 4 (1.50%) Android
12 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (16.54%) Migration
3 41 (15.41%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (10.90%) ITIL
4 29 (10.90%) Project Management
5 26 (9.77%) CRM
5 26 (9.77%) ITSM
5 26 (9.77%) MVC
6 25 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (9.40%) Presales
7 24 (9.02%) Decision-Making
8 23 (8.65%) Software Engineering
8 23 (8.65%) Time Management
9 22 (8.27%) Process Improvement
10 19 (7.14%) Change Management
10 19 (7.14%) Service Delivery
10 19 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (6.77%) PRINCE2
11 18 (6.77%) Scrum
12 17 (6.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 67 (25.19%) SQL
2 60 (22.56%) JavaScript
3 46 (17.29%) C#
4 23 (8.65%) T-SQL
5 20 (7.52%) VBA
6 16 (6.02%) PowerShell
7 12 (4.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 10 (3.76%) Java
8 10 (3.76%) Python
9 9 (3.38%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.63%) AWK
10 7 (2.63%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.26%) C++
11 6 (2.26%) PHP
11 6 (2.26%) VB
12 1 (0.38%) C
12 1 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (11.28%) Degree
2 23 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.38%) AWS Certification
4 9 (3.38%) CCNA
4 9 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.38%) MCSA
5 4 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (1.50%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.50%) MCP
5 4 (1.50%) MCSE
5 4 (1.50%) MOS
6 2 (0.75%) CCDA
6 2 (0.75%) CCDP
6 2 (0.75%) CCNP
7 1 (0.38%) ISEB
7 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.02%) QA
2 12 (4.51%) Data Quality
2 12 (4.51%) SLA
3 8 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.88%) WAI
5 2 (0.75%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 100 (37.59%) Active Directory
2 39 (14.66%) Hyper-V
3 33 (12.41%) VMware ESXi
4 32 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 11 (4.14%) XenApp
7 8 (3.01%) Terminal Services
8 7 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.50%) Firmware
10 3 (1.13%) Docker
10 3 (1.13%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.75%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (13.53%) SCCM
2 20 (7.52%) SCVMM
3 11 (4.14%) Backup Exec
3 11 (4.14%) vCenter Server
4 10 (3.76%) vRealize
5 8 (3.01%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (2.63%) AirWatch
6 7 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (2.63%) IBM BigFix
6 7 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.63%) Puppet
6 7 (2.63%) SCOM
7 3 (1.13%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.13%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 69 (25.94%) VMware
2 38 (14.29%) Citrix
3 36 (13.53%) Cisco
4 30 (11.28%) IBM
5 27 (10.15%) Veeam
6 20 (7.52%) Oracle
7 17 (6.39%) Symantec
8 15 (5.64%) EMC
8 15 (5.64%) HP
8 15 (5.64%) NetApp
9 14 (5.26%) Dell
10 8 (3.01%) Avaya
10 8 (3.01%) Lotus
10 8 (3.01%) Meraki
11 7 (2.63%) Altiris
11 7 (2.63%) Asigra
11 7 (2.63%) Hitachi
11 7 (2.63%) MobileIron
11 7 (2.63%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.63%) Snow