Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 176 192 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 23.62% 21.84% 17.84%
As % of the Vendors category 45.60% 42.01% 38.21%
Number of salaries quoted 140 162 134
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £27,375 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,125 £65,000 £64,250
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 386 457 492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 51.81% 51.99% 46.68%
Number of salaries quoted 307 381 385
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -7.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -5.26%

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 18 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 70 (39.77%) SQL Server
2 60 (34.09%) Windows
3 52 (29.55%) SQL
4 34 (19.32%) VMware
5 32 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (17.61%) Retail
6 31 (17.61%) Microsoft Office
7 30 (17.05%) Active Directory
8 29 (16.48%) Office 365
9 28 (15.91%) Migration
10 27 (15.34%) Windows Server
11 26 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (14.77%) SC Cleared
11 26 (14.77%) Security Cleared
12 25 (14.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (14.20%) Oracle
13 24 (13.64%) Cisco
13 24 (13.64%) IBM
13 24 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
14 23 (13.07%) VPN
14 23 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (12.50%) Data Migration
15 22 (12.50%) C#
16 21 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (11.93%) Disaster Recovery
16 21 (11.93%) Cybersecurity
17 20 (11.36%) Public Sector
17 20 (11.36%) ETL
17 20 (11.36%) Linux
18 19 (10.80%) ITIL

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 17 (9.66%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.68%) Apache
4 4 (2.27%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.70%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.14%) IIS
7 1 (0.57%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.57%) JBoss
7 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (17.61%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (7.39%) MS Visio
3 12 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (6.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (5.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.84%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 29 (16.48%) Office 365
2 24 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (9.66%) SaaS
4 15 (8.52%) Power Platform
5 14 (7.95%) IaaS
6 13 (7.39%) PaaS
7 9 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (2.84%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.14%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.07%) VPN
2 19 (10.80%) Firewall
3 17 (9.66%) DNS
4 13 (7.39%) DHCP
5 9 (5.11%) MPLS
6 7 (3.98%) Network Security
7 6 (3.41%) LAN
7 6 (3.41%) WAN
8 5 (2.84%) 2.5G
8 5 (2.84%) 2G
8 5 (2.84%) 3G
8 5 (2.84%) 4G
8 5 (2.84%) 5G
8 5 (2.84%) BGP
8 5 (2.84%) Broadband
8 5 (2.84%) EIGRP
8 5 (2.84%) OSPF
8 5 (2.84%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (2.84%) WLAN
9 4 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (39.77%) SQL Server
2 25 (14.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (10.23%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (8.52%) IBM InfoSphere
4 15 (8.52%) Power BI
5 10 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (5.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (5.11%) RDBMS
6 9 (5.11%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.41%) QlikView
8 5 (2.84%) MySQL
9 4 (2.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (2.27%) Data Lake
9 4 (2.27%) DB2
9 4 (2.27%) HDInsight
10 2 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 31 (17.61%) Retail
2 20 (11.36%) Public Sector
3 17 (9.66%) Finance
4 4 (2.27%) Banking
4 4 (2.27%) Police
4 4 (2.27%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (22.73%) Developer
2 20 (11.36%) Analyst
2 20 (11.36%) C# Developer
3 19 (10.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (9.09%) Head of Security
5 15 (8.52%) Data Migration Developer
5 15 (8.52%) ETL Developer
5 15 (8.52%) Oracle Developer
5 15 (8.52%) Oracle ETL Developer
5 15 (8.52%) PostgreSQL Developer
5 15 (8.52%) SQL Developer
5 15 (8.52%) SQL Server Developer
6 14 (7.95%) IT Support
7 12 (6.82%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.25%) Consultant
8 11 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.11%) Business Analyst
10 8 (4.55%) Head of IT
10 8 (4.55%) Head of IT Security
10 8 (4.55%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.80%) .NET
2 11 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 7 (3.98%) jQuery
3 7 (3.98%) MDX
4 5 (2.84%) HTML
4 5 (2.84%) HTML5
4 5 (2.84%) Middleware
5 4 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.27%) ODBC
5 4 (2.27%) XML
6 3 (1.70%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (1.70%) COM
6 3 (1.70%) CSS
6 3 (1.70%) Web Services
7 2 (1.14%) .NET Core
7 2 (1.14%) Ajax
7 2 (1.14%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.14%) React
7 2 (1.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (4.55%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.41%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.84%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.84%) FMCG
6 4 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.27%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.14%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.57%) BYOD
8 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.57%) Replication
8 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (34.09%) Windows
2 27 (15.34%) Windows Server
3 20 (11.36%) Linux
4 10 (5.68%) Windows 10
5 8 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.27%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.27%) zOS
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.57%) Android
8 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.57%) CentOS
8 1 (0.57%) Unix
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (15.91%) Migration
3 26 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 21 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (11.93%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (11.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (11.36%) ETL
7 19 (10.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 19 (10.80%) ITIL
8 17 (9.66%) Database Security
9 16 (9.09%) Business Continuity
9 16 (9.09%) Cryptography
9 16 (9.09%) Data Encryption
9 16 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
9 16 (9.09%) Data Protection
10 15 (8.52%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 15 (8.52%) Service Management
11 14 (7.95%) Strategic Roadmap
12 13 (7.39%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 52 (29.55%) SQL
2 22 (12.50%) C#
3 15 (8.52%) JavaScript
3 15 (8.52%) T-SQL
4 12 (6.82%) PowerShell
5 8 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 7 (3.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 5 (2.84%) Java
8 4 (2.27%) Assembly Language
8 4 (2.27%) COBOL
8 4 (2.27%) Perl
8 4 (2.27%) VBA
9 2 (1.14%) C
9 2 (1.14%) Python
9 2 (1.14%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.57%) AWK
10 1 (0.57%) R
10 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (14.77%) SC Cleared
1 26 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.11%) CCNP
2 9 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.41%) Degree
4 5 (2.84%) CCDP
4 5 (2.84%) CCIE
4 5 (2.84%) CCNA
5 4 (2.27%) CEH
5 4 (2.27%) CISSP
6 3 (1.70%) ISEB
6 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.57%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.57%) MCSA
7 1 (0.57%) MCSE
7 1 (0.57%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.66%) GDPR
2 16 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 15 (8.52%) QA
4 11 (6.25%) SLA
5 8 (4.55%) Data Quality
6 4 (2.27%) COBIT
6 4 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.23%) vSphere
4 2 (1.14%) Firmware
4 2 (1.14%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.57%) Docker
5 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (9.09%) IBM Guardium
2 5 (2.84%) Ansible
3 2 (1.14%) SCCM
4 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (19.32%) VMware
2 25 (14.20%) Oracle
3 24 (13.64%) Cisco
3 24 (13.64%) IBM
4 16 (9.09%) Imperva
4 16 (9.09%) McAfee
4 16 (9.09%) Symantec
4 16 (9.09%) Varonis
5 15 (8.52%) Talend
6 12 (6.82%) Dell
7 11 (6.25%) Meraki
8 10 (5.68%) Atlassian
9 7 (3.98%) HP
10 6 (3.41%) Tableau
11 5 (2.84%) Extreme Networks
11 5 (2.84%) F5
11 5 (2.84%) Palo Alto
11 5 (2.84%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.84%) Remedy
11 5 (2.84%) ServiceNow