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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 6 9 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 91 69 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 16.52% 12.06% 21.19%
As % of the Vendors category 35.83% 23.88% 34.45%
Number of salaries quoted 65 57 82
Median salary £52,500 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £22,000 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.66% -  

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 254 289 299
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 46.10% 50.52% 61.52%
Number of salaries quoted 194 228 208
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -3.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,436
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Watford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 70 (43.21%) MS Excel
2 47 (29.01%) Windows
3 46 (28.40%) MS Office
4 45 (27.78%) SQL
5 43 (26.54%) SQL Server
6 42 (25.93%) VMware
7 41 (25.31%) Linux
8 39 (24.07%) ITIL
9 34 (20.99%) SharePoint
10 33 (20.37%) CRM
10 33 (20.37%) Active Directory
10 33 (20.37%) Firewall
11 32 (19.75%) .NET
11 32 (19.75%) Windows Server
12 31 (19.14%) C#
13 29 (17.90%) Office 365
14 28 (17.28%) Citrix
15 27 (16.67%) Cisco
16 25 (15.43%) Windows Server 2012
17 24 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
18 23 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
18 23 (14.20%) Windows Server 2008
19 22 (13.58%) MS Exchange
19 22 (13.58%) DNS
20 21 (12.96%) VPN
20 21 (12.96%) JavaScript
20 21 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
21 20 (12.35%) Dynamics CRM
21 20 (12.35%) DHCP
21 20 (12.35%) LAN

Microsoft
Top Related 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 (20.99%) SharePoint
2 22 (13.58%) MS Exchange
3 19 (11.73%) Skype for Business
4 12 (7.41%) IIS
5 8 (4.94%) CMS
6 3 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.62%) Drupal
8 1 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 70 (43.21%) MS Excel
2 46 (28.40%) MS Office
3 13 (8.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (8.02%) MS Project
4 8 (4.94%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.09%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (1.23%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 20 (12.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (6.79%) Magento
3 7 (4.32%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (3.09%) Sage 200
5 2 (1.23%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 29 (17.90%) Office 365
2 15 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.41%) PaaS
4 8 (4.94%) Mimecast
5 4 (2.47%) IaaS
6 3 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.23%) SaaS
8 1 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.62%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 33 (20.37%) Firewall
2 22 (13.58%) DNS
3 21 (12.96%) VPN
4 20 (12.35%) DHCP
4 20 (12.35%) LAN
5 16 (9.88%) WAN
6 13 (8.02%) SAN
7 12 (7.41%) MPLS
8 11 (6.79%) FTP
8 11 (6.79%) Remote Desktop
9 9 (5.56%) Unified Communications
9 9 (5.56%) VoIP
10 8 (4.94%) ISDN
10 8 (4.94%) PBX
10 8 (4.94%) VLAN
11 7 (4.32%) Wireless
11 7 (4.32%) Wireless Security
12 5 (3.09%) Internet
12 5 (3.09%) TCP/IP
13 4 (2.47%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (26.54%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.41%) MySQL
3 9 (5.56%) Power BI
4 8 (4.94%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.23%) MS Access
7 2 (1.23%) PowerPivot
7 2 (1.23%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.23%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.62%) QlikView
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.70%) JIRA
3 4 (2.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (12.35%) Finance
2 19 (11.73%) Marketing
3 16 (9.88%) Retail
4 8 (4.94%) Advertising
5 7 (4.32%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.70%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (3.09%) Legal
8 3 (1.85%) Banking
9 1 (0.62%) Automotive
9 1 (0.62%) French Language
9 1 (0.62%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (21.60%) Analyst
2 26 (16.05%) Support Analyst
3 25 (15.43%) Developer
4 24 (14.81%) Consultant
5 17 (10.49%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (8.64%) Linux Support
6 14 (8.64%) Server Engineer
7 12 (7.41%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.79%) Operational Support Analyst
8 11 (6.79%) Operations Analyst
8 11 (6.79%) Operations Support Analyst
8 11 (6.79%) SQL Analyst
8 11 (6.79%) SQL Support Analyst
8 11 (6.79%) Unix Analyst
8 11 (6.79%) Unix Support
8 11 (6.79%) Unix Support Analyst
9 10 (6.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 10 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (6.17%) IT Analyst
9 10 (6.17%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.75%) .NET
2 15 (9.26%) HTML
3 13 (8.02%) ASP.NET
4 11 (6.79%) CSS
4 11 (6.79%) JDBC
5 8 (4.94%) XML
6 5 (3.09%) jQuery
7 3 (1.85%) Reactive Extensions
7 3 (1.85%) REST
7 3 (1.85%) SOAP
7 3 (1.85%) Web Services
8 2 (1.23%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.23%) JSON
8 2 (1.23%) MDX
9 1 (0.62%) CAML
9 1 (0.62%) HTML5
9 1 (0.62%) LINQ
9 1 (0.62%) RESTful
9 1 (0.62%) WCF
9 1 (0.62%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.64%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.94%) Blog
4 6 (3.70%) PKI
5 5 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.47%) Handset
6 4 (2.47%) NHS
7 3 (1.85%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.23%) Life Science
8 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.62%) Clustering
9 1 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.62%) Fintech
9 1 (0.62%) FMCG
9 1 (0.62%) iPhone
9 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (29.01%) Windows
2 41 (25.31%) Linux
3 32 (19.75%) Windows Server
4 25 (15.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (14.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (9.26%) Solaris
7 13 (8.02%) Windows 7
8 11 (6.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (6.79%) Unix
9 9 (5.56%) Mac OS X
9 9 (5.56%) Windows 10
10 8 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.47%) OpenVMS
12 3 (1.85%) Android
13 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (24.07%) ITIL
2 33 (20.37%) CRM
3 24 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (9.26%) PRINCE2
5 13 (8.02%) E-Commerce
5 13 (8.02%) Problem Management
6 12 (7.41%) Project Management
7 11 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (6.79%) Mentoring
8 10 (6.17%) Coaching
9 9 (5.56%) Mathematics
9 9 (5.56%) Presales
9 9 (5.56%) Workflow
10 8 (4.94%) Business Continuity
10 8 (4.94%) Content Management
10 8 (4.94%) ERP
10 8 (4.94%) ETL
10 8 (4.94%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (4.94%) Waterfall
10 8 (4.94%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 45 (27.78%) SQL
2 31 (19.14%) C#
3 21 (12.96%) JavaScript
4 17 (10.49%) C
5 13 (8.02%) Java
6 11 (6.79%) Bash Shell
6 11 (6.79%) Perl
6 11 (6.79%) PHP
7 8 (4.94%) C++
7 8 (4.94%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.94%) VB
8 7 (4.32%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.47%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.23%) VBA
10 2 (1.23%) VBScript
11 1 (0.62%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (11.73%) Degree
3 16 (9.88%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (8.02%) MCSE
4 13 (8.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (7.41%) CCNA
6 9 (5.56%) CCA
6 9 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (3.70%) CCNP
8 5 (3.09%) APMP
8 5 (3.09%) CEH
8 5 (3.09%) PMP
8 5 (3.09%) SSCP
9 4 (2.47%) MCP
10 3 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.62%) MCITP
12 1 (0.62%) MCTS
12 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.41%) QA
2 10 (6.17%) PMO
3 5 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (20.37%) Active Directory
2 23 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.26%) Hyper-V
4 11 (6.79%) Terminal Services
4 11 (6.79%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (4.94%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.47%) XenApp
7 3 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (1.85%) vSphere
8 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.94%) Backup Exec
2 5 (3.09%) SCCM
2 5 (3.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (3.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.62%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (25.93%) VMware
2 28 (17.28%) Citrix
3 27 (16.67%) Cisco
4 18 (11.11%) HP
5 16 (9.88%) NetApp
6 13 (8.02%) Dell
6 13 (8.02%) Oracle
7 8 (4.94%) CheckPoint
7 8 (4.94%) Veeam
8 7 (4.32%) Aruba
8 7 (4.32%) Juniper
8 7 (4.32%) Planview
9 5 (3.09%) Google
9 5 (3.09%) Sage
9 5 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (3.09%) SonicWALL
9 5 (3.09%) Symantec
10 4 (2.47%) Nimble Storage
10 4 (2.47%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.47%) SolarWinds
Watford, Hertfordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £62000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum Includes Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £46000 - £57500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Watford
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + £4k Car Allowance
Posted: 8 days ago
Watford
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Watford
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Watford
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
TIG limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Watford
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago