Period
to 17 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 190 177 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 21.54% 17.29% 16.75%
As % of the Vendors category 45.24% 39.07% 30.87%
Number of salaries quoted 164 137 134
Watford median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,825 £24,487 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% - -3.41%

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 420 453 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 47.62% 44.24% 54.26%
Number of salaries quoted 346 358 467
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £63,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £49,375 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.95% +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 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 77 (40.53%) Windows
2 69 (36.32%) .NET
3 68 (35.79%) SQL
4 63 (33.16%) SQL Server
5 55 (28.95%) C#
6 54 (28.42%) Windows Server
7 53 (27.89%) PowerShell
8 49 (25.79%) VMware
9 45 (23.68%) DNS
10 44 (23.16%) Active Directory
11 43 (22.63%) Linux
11 43 (22.63%) Microsoft Office
12 40 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 37 (19.47%) ASP.NET
14 36 (18.95%) Firewall
15 34 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
15 34 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
15 34 (17.89%) Windows Server 2012
16 33 (17.37%) MS Exchange
17 30 (15.79%) T-SQL
17 30 (15.79%) Office 365
18 29 (15.26%) Microsoft Certification
19 28 (14.74%) DHCP
20 27 (14.21%) SQL Server 2016
21 26 (13.68%) Performance Tuning
21 26 (13.68%) Web Services
22 25 (13.16%) Data Modelling
22 25 (13.16%) MCSE
23 24 (12.63%) Business Intelligence
23 24 (12.63%) Hyper-V

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 (17.37%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (8.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 16 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (7.37%) Skype for Business
5 9 (4.74%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.16%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.11%) CMS
8 3 (1.58%) IIS
9 2 (1.05%) DNN
9 2 (1.05%) WordPress
10 1 (0.53%) Apache
Applications
1 43 (22.63%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.58%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.58%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 30 (15.79%) Office 365
2 23 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (5.79%) SaaS
5 8 (4.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (3.68%) PaaS
7 6 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.63%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.05%) IaaS
10 1 (0.53%) G Suite
10 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 45 (23.68%) DNS
2 36 (18.95%) Firewall
3 28 (14.74%) DHCP
4 20 (10.53%) VPN
5 15 (7.89%) TCP/IP
6 14 (7.37%) LAN
6 14 (7.37%) WAN
7 12 (6.32%) Skype
8 11 (5.79%) PBX
8 11 (5.79%) Remote Desktop
9 10 (5.26%) Wireless
10 8 (4.21%) LDAP
10 8 (4.21%) VoIP
11 7 (3.68%) MPLS
12 6 (3.16%) Internet
13 5 (2.63%) BIG-IP
13 5 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (2.63%) ISDN
13 5 (2.63%) VLAN
14 4 (2.11%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (33.16%) SQL Server
2 40 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (14.21%) SQL Server 2016
4 22 (11.58%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (11.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 22 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (9.47%) MS Access
5 18 (9.47%) Power BI
5 18 (9.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (9.47%) SQL Server 2014
6 15 (7.89%) SAP Data Services
7 10 (5.26%) SAP BW
8 6 (3.16%) MySQL
9 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.53%) OLAP
11 1 (0.53%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 19 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.68%) Flyway
3 5 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.11%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.58%) AdminStudio
5 3 (1.58%) MSI
5 3 (1.58%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 14 (7.37%) Retail
2 12 (6.32%) Games
3 10 (5.26%) Finance
4 9 (4.74%) Marketing
5 4 (2.11%) German Language
5 4 (2.11%) Legal
5 4 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.05%) Advertising
6 2 (1.05%) French Language
7 1 (0.53%) Back Office
7 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 79 (41.58%) Developer
2 27 (14.21%) Analyst
3 23 (12.11%) .NET Developer
4 22 (11.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 18 (9.47%) Support Engineer
6 16 (8.42%) CRM Developer
6 16 (8.42%) Support Analyst
7 13 (6.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (6.84%) Senior Developer
8 12 (6.32%) Administrator
8 12 (6.32%) C# Developer
8 12 (6.32%) Cloud Engineer
9 11 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (5.26%) IT Analyst
10 10 (5.26%) IT Support
10 10 (5.26%) Senior Cloud Engineer
11 9 (4.74%) Desktop Support
11 9 (4.74%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (4.74%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (36.32%) .NET
2 37 (19.47%) ASP.NET
3 26 (13.68%) Web Services
4 24 (12.63%) REST
5 20 (10.53%) .NET Framework
5 20 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (10.00%) SOAP
7 18 (9.47%) MDX
8 13 (6.84%) AngularJS
8 13 (6.84%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (6.32%) HTML
9 12 (6.32%) jQuery
9 12 (6.32%) RESTful
9 12 (6.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (5.79%) CSS
11 9 (4.74%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 9 (4.74%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (4.21%) HTML5
12 8 (4.21%) XML
13 7 (3.68%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.47%) Management Information System
3 17 (8.95%) Data Centre
4 12 (6.32%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (4.74%) Tandem
6 7 (3.68%) iPhone
7 6 (3.16%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.16%) Handset
8 5 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (2.11%) Blog
10 3 (1.58%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.58%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.58%) Replication
11 1 (0.53%) AS400
11 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.53%) CMDB
11 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.53%) Fintech
11 1 (0.53%) NHS
11 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 77 (40.53%) Windows
2 54 (28.42%) Windows Server
3 43 (22.63%) Linux
4 34 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (17.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (6.32%) Windows 7
7 11 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (5.26%) Windows 10
9 6 (3.16%) CentOS
9 6 (3.16%) Mac OS
9 6 (3.16%) Ubuntu
9 6 (3.16%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.11%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.58%) Unix
11 3 (1.58%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.68%) Performance Tuning
2 25 (13.16%) Data Modelling
3 24 (12.63%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (12.11%) ITIL
5 22 (11.58%) Analytics
5 22 (11.58%) ETL
6 21 (11.05%) CRM
6 21 (11.05%) MVC
7 20 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 18 (9.47%) Database Tuning
9 18 (9.47%) ETL Development
9 18 (9.47%) Inmon Methodology
9 18 (9.47%) Kimball Methodology
9 18 (9.47%) Unit Testing
10 15 (7.89%) Information Security
10 15 (7.89%) Web Development
11 13 (6.84%) DevOps
11 13 (6.84%) Migration
12 12 (6.32%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 68 (35.79%) SQL
2 55 (28.95%) C#
3 53 (27.89%) PowerShell
4 30 (15.79%) T-SQL
5 18 (9.47%) VBA
6 14 (7.37%) JavaScript
7 9 (4.74%) VB
8 8 (4.21%) Java
9 7 (3.68%) C
10 4 (2.11%) R
11 3 (1.58%) C++
12 1 (0.53%) RPG
12 1 (0.53%) RPG IV
12 1 (0.53%) RPG/400
12 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (15.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (13.16%) MCSE
3 18 (9.47%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (7.89%) MCSA
5 13 (6.84%) CCNA
6 11 (5.79%) Degree
6 11 (5.79%) MCITP
7 7 (3.68%) MCP
7 7 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.16%) MCTS
9 4 (2.11%) A+ Certification
9 4 (2.11%) CCDP
10 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.05%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.05%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.53%) CCENT
11 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (5.79%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (2.63%) SLA
3 2 (1.05%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) GDPR
System Software
1 44 (23.16%) Active Directory
2 34 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (12.63%) Hyper-V
4 13 (6.84%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (6.32%) Terminal Services
6 11 (5.79%) Xen
7 7 (3.68%) vSphere
8 6 (3.16%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.58%) XenApp
10 2 (1.05%) XenServer
11 1 (0.53%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (6.84%) Puppet
2 11 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.21%) Ansible
3 8 (4.21%) WSUS
4 6 (3.16%) vCenter Server
5 4 (2.11%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.11%) SCCM
6 3 (1.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.58%) WMI
7 2 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 49 (25.79%) VMware
2 21 (11.05%) Cisco
3 18 (9.47%) Cognos
3 18 (9.47%) IBM
4 14 (7.37%) HP
5 13 (6.84%) SAP
6 9 (4.74%) Dell
7 7 (3.68%) Citrix
8 6 (3.16%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.63%) F5
9 5 (2.63%) Symantec
9 5 (2.63%) Veeam
10 4 (2.11%) EMC
11 3 (1.58%) Aruba
11 3 (1.58%) Juniper
11 3 (1.58%) Sage
12 2 (1.05%) Google
12 2 (1.05%) NetApp
12 2 (1.05%) SonicWALL
13 1 (0.53%) Omniture