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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 5 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 92 90 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 16.58% 18.48% 26.69%
As % of the Vendors category 36.65% 37.04% 44.79%
Number of salaries quoted 70 79 96
Median salary £51,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,395 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 251 243 317
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 45.23% 49.90% 59.59%
Number of salaries quoted 196 197 223
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £34,066
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 63 (34.24%) Windows
2 61 (33.15%) Cisco
3 57 (30.98%) Microsoft Office
4 55 (29.89%) VMware
5 54 (29.35%) Office 365
6 49 (26.63%) Active Directory
7 48 (26.09%) Citrix
8 41 (22.28%) Presales
9 40 (21.74%) Windows Server
9 40 (21.74%) WAN
10 39 (21.20%) SQL
10 39 (21.20%) HP
11 38 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 37 (20.11%) Linux
13 36 (19.57%) LAN
13 36 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 35 (19.02%) Windows Server 2008
15 34 (18.48%) MS Exchange
16 33 (17.93%) SQL Server
16 33 (17.93%) Firewall
16 33 (17.93%) Wireless
17 32 (17.39%) ITIL
18 31 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
19 30 (16.30%) Data Centre
19 30 (16.30%) Microsoft Excel
20 29 (15.76%) Juniper
20 29 (15.76%) Aruba
21 27 (14.67%) CRM
22 26 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
22 26 (14.13%) Marketing

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 34 (18.48%) MS Exchange
2 25 (13.59%) Skype for Business
3 22 (11.96%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.80%) CMS
5 7 (3.80%) IIS
6 5 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.09%) Confluence
8 2 (1.09%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.09%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.54%) SAS
9 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 57 (30.98%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (16.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (2.17%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.63%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (8.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (4.89%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (4.35%) Magento
4 3 (1.63%) Sage 200
5 2 (1.09%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.54%) BASE24
6 1 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 54 (29.35%) Office 365
2 31 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (9.78%) PaaS
4 17 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.72%) IaaS
6 4 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.17%) Mimecast
6 4 (2.17%) SaaS
7 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.09%) GitHub
8 1 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.54%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.54%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (21.74%) WAN
2 36 (19.57%) LAN
3 33 (17.93%) Firewall
3 33 (17.93%) Wireless
4 25 (13.59%) DNS
5 23 (12.50%) DHCP
5 23 (12.50%) VPN
6 19 (10.33%) MPLS
7 18 (9.78%) Remote Desktop
7 18 (9.78%) Skype
7 18 (9.78%) VoIP
8 16 (8.70%) PBX
9 15 (8.15%) ISDN
9 15 (8.15%) VLAN
10 13 (7.07%) Wireless Security
11 9 (4.89%) SAN
12 8 (4.35%) FTP
13 6 (3.26%) Internet
14 5 (2.72%) BGP
14 5 (2.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.07%) MySQL
3 7 (3.80%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (3.80%) Power BI
4 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.09%) DB2
5 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.09%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.54%) Big Data
6 1 (0.54%) QlikView
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.26%) JIRA
3 5 (2.72%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (14.13%) Marketing
2 25 (13.59%) Retail
3 13 (7.07%) Finance
4 12 (6.52%) Games
5 7 (3.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (3.26%) Advertising
6 6 (3.26%) Legal
7 5 (2.72%) French Language
7 5 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.17%) German Language
9 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.09%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (27.72%) Consultant
2 37 (20.11%) Analyst
3 32 (17.39%) Presales Consultant
4 23 (12.50%) Office 365 Engineer
4 23 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 20 (10.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 19 (10.33%) Cisco Consultant
7 18 (9.78%) 3rd Line Support
8 17 (9.24%) Active Directory Support
8 17 (9.24%) Support Engineer
9 16 (8.70%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 15 (8.15%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 15 (8.15%) Cisco Presales Consultant
10 15 (8.15%) Developer
10 15 (8.15%) Infrastructure Support
11 14 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 14 (7.61%) Active Directory Engineer
11 14 (7.61%) Active Directory Support Engineer
11 14 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (7.61%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.33%) .NET
2 14 (7.61%) HTML
3 9 (4.89%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.89%) CSS
3 9 (4.89%) XML
4 8 (4.35%) JDBC
5 4 (2.17%) jQuery
5 4 (2.17%) Reactive Extensions
6 3 (1.63%) JSON
7 2 (1.09%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.09%) CAML
7 2 (1.09%) RESTful
7 2 (1.09%) SAML
7 2 (1.09%) SAP Basis
7 2 (1.09%) SAP Fiori
7 2 (1.09%) SAPUI5
7 2 (1.09%) WCF
7 2 (1.09%) Web Services
7 2 (1.09%) XMPP
7 2 (1.09%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.30%) Data Centre
2 21 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.70%) Blog
4 8 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.72%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.17%) NHS
6 4 (2.17%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.63%) iPhone
8 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.09%) Handset
8 2 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.09%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.54%) FMCG
9 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 63 (34.24%) Windows
2 40 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 37 (20.11%) Linux
4 36 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (19.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (9.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (7.07%) Windows 7
9 11 (5.98%) Windows 10
10 8 (4.35%) Solaris
10 8 (4.35%) Unix
11 5 (2.72%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.17%) Android
13 3 (1.63%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.63%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.09%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.28%) Presales
2 32 (17.39%) ITIL
3 27 (14.67%) CRM
4 17 (9.24%) E-Commerce
4 17 (9.24%) Mentoring
5 15 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (8.15%) Coaching
6 12 (6.52%) Customer Engagement
6 12 (6.52%) ERP
6 12 (6.52%) Test Automation
7 10 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (5.43%) Problem Management
8 9 (4.89%) Project Management
9 8 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (4.35%) DevOps
9 8 (4.35%) PRINCE2
9 8 (4.35%) Workflow
10 7 (3.80%) Content Management
10 7 (3.80%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 7 (3.80%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 39 (21.20%) SQL
2 22 (11.96%) C#
3 17 (9.24%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.89%) C
4 9 (4.89%) Java
5 8 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 8 (4.35%) Perl
5 8 (4.35%) PHP
6 6 (3.26%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.17%) C++
7 4 (2.17%) R
7 4 (2.17%) VB
8 3 (1.63%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.63%) VBA
9 2 (1.09%) Go
9 2 (1.09%) Python
9 2 (1.09%) Ruby
10 1 (0.54%) ABAP
10 1 (0.54%) XAML
Qualifications
1 26 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (13.59%) Degree
3 21 (11.41%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (9.24%) MCSE
5 12 (6.52%) CCNA
6 10 (5.43%) CCA
6 10 (5.43%) Citrix Certification
6 10 (5.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (4.89%) CCNP
8 5 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.17%) CCDP
9 4 (2.17%) Master's Degree
10 2 (1.09%) APMP
10 2 (1.09%) MCSA
10 2 (1.09%) PMP
10 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.54%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.54%) CCIE
11 1 (0.54%) MCITP
11 1 (0.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.07%) QA
2 11 (5.98%) PMO
3 2 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (26.63%) Active Directory
2 38 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (11.96%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (11.41%) Hyper-V
5 17 (9.24%) Terminal Services
6 6 (3.26%) XenApp
6 6 (3.26%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.63%) vSphere
8 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (6.52%) WSUS
2 7 (3.80%) Backup Exec
3 6 (3.26%) SCCM
4 3 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.63%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.09%) Ansible
5 2 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.09%) Terraform
6 1 (0.54%) Puppet
6 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 61 (33.15%) Cisco
2 55 (29.89%) VMware
3 48 (26.09%) Citrix
4 39 (21.20%) HP
5 29 (15.76%) Aruba
5 29 (15.76%) Juniper
6 10 (5.43%) Oracle
7 8 (4.35%) NetApp
8 7 (3.80%) Dell
8 7 (3.80%) Veeam
9 6 (3.26%) CheckPoint
9 6 (3.26%) Google
10 5 (2.72%) EMC
11 4 (2.17%) Meraki
11 4 (2.17%) Nimble Storage
11 4 (2.17%) Palo Alto
11 4 (2.17%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.63%) Acronis
12 3 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.63%) SonicWALL
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