Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 4 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 261 216 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 27.42% 22.09% 20.56%
As % of the Vendors category 48.69% 44.63% 43.06%
Number of salaries quoted 184 173 181
Watford median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.11% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,150 £23,716
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - -

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 536 484 497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 56.30% 49.49% 47.74%
Number of salaries quoted 420 397 417
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +14.13%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £26,400
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +1.06% -3.09% +5.43%

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 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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.

1 126 (48.28%) Windows
2 94 (36.02%) Active Directory
3 82 (31.42%) VMware
4 80 (30.65%) Windows Server
5 76 (29.12%) Microsoft Azure
6 73 (27.97%) Microsoft Office
7 62 (23.75%) SQL Server
7 62 (23.75%) Office 365
8 53 (20.31%) Windows 7
9 52 (19.92%) JavaScript
10 51 (19.54%) .NET
11 50 (19.16%) Hyper-V
12 48 (18.39%) C#
13 47 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
14 46 (17.62%) Windows 10
15 44 (16.86%) Migration
16 43 (16.48%) ASP.NET
16 43 (16.48%) Presales
17 42 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
17 42 (16.09%) SQL
18 38 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
19 37 (14.18%) DNS
20 36 (13.79%) Firewall
21 35 (13.41%) VPN
21 35 (13.41%) IBM
21 35 (13.41%) MS Exchange
21 35 (13.41%) CSS
21 35 (13.41%) Citrix
21 35 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
22 34 (13.03%) SaaS

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 35 (13.41%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.96%) SharePoint
3 22 (8.43%) OpenStack
4 18 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 16 (6.13%) Skype for Business
6 13 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (3.83%) GlassFish
8 10 (3.83%) JBoss
8 10 (3.83%) MQSeries
8 10 (3.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (3.83%) WebLogic
8 10 (3.83%) WebSphere
9 6 (2.30%) IIS
10 5 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.92%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.15%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.77%) Apache
13 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 73 (27.97%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (12.64%) Microsoft Project
3 21 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (6.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (8.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 76 (29.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (23.75%) Office 365
3 35 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (13.03%) SaaS
5 29 (11.11%) IaaS
6 28 (10.73%) PaaS
7 12 (4.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (3.83%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (2.68%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (2.68%) OneDrive
9 7 (2.68%) Yammer
10 6 (2.30%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 37 (14.18%) DNS
2 36 (13.79%) Firewall
3 35 (13.41%) VPN
4 34 (13.03%) SAN
5 23 (8.81%) TCP/IP
6 17 (6.51%) DHCP
7 16 (6.13%) Internet
8 15 (5.75%) Reverse Proxy
9 11 (4.21%) Network Security
10 10 (3.83%) Fibre Channel
10 10 (3.83%) iSCSI
10 10 (3.83%) Skype
10 10 (3.83%) VoIP
11 8 (3.07%) VLAN
12 7 (2.68%) Unified Communications
12 7 (2.68%) VSAN
13 6 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (2.30%) LAN
13 6 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (23.75%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (6.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (5.36%) Power BI
3 14 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.45%) MySQL
5 9 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.30%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (1.92%) MS Access
8 4 (1.53%) Big Data
8 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.15%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (5.75%) JIRA
3 6 (2.30%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.77%) ProC
5 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (4.60%) Retail
2 10 (3.83%) French Language
2 10 (3.83%) German Language
2 10 (3.83%) Swedish Language
3 5 (1.92%) Finance
4 4 (1.53%) Marketing
4 4 (1.53%) Romanian Language
4 4 (1.53%) Russian Language
5 3 (1.15%) Advertising
5 3 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.77%) Back Office
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (20.69%) Developer
2 40 (15.33%) Support Engineer
3 31 (11.88%) IT Support
3 31 (11.88%) Project Manager
4 28 (10.73%) 2nd Line Support
5 27 (10.34%) .NET Developer
5 27 (10.34%) Architect
6 26 (9.96%) C# Developer
6 26 (9.96%) Consultant
7 25 (9.58%) Infrastructure Architect
7 25 (9.58%) IT Engineer
8 23 (8.81%) IT Support Engineer
9 21 (8.05%) C# .NET Developer
10 18 (6.90%) Analyst
10 18 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
11 17 (6.51%) Cloud Consultant
12 16 (6.13%) Angular Developer
12 16 (6.13%) Scrum Master
12 16 (6.13%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
13 15 (5.75%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (19.54%) .NET
2 43 (16.48%) ASP.NET
3 35 (13.41%) CSS
4 34 (13.03%) HTML
5 25 (9.58%) Web Services
6 22 (8.43%) AngularJS
7 17 (6.51%) .NET Core
7 17 (6.51%) RESTful
8 16 (6.13%) Angular 2
9 14 (5.36%) MDX
10 10 (3.83%) ActiveMQ
10 10 (3.83%) EJB
10 10 (3.83%) EJB 3.0
10 10 (3.83%) HornetQ
10 10 (3.83%) Java EE
10 10 (3.83%) Java SE
10 10 (3.83%) JMS
10 10 (3.83%) jQuery
10 10 (3.83%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (3.07%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.64%) Data Centre
2 28 (10.73%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (9.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 21 (8.05%) Replication
5 17 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.21%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.83%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (3.07%) Smartphone
9 7 (2.68%) Driving Licence
9 7 (2.68%) iPhone
9 7 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (2.30%) iSeries
10 6 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.53%) User Experience
12 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.15%) EPoS
13 2 (0.77%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.77%) Handset
13 2 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 126 (48.28%) Windows
2 80 (30.65%) Windows Server
3 53 (20.31%) Windows 7
4 46 (17.62%) Windows 10
5 42 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (9.58%) Linux
8 11 (4.21%) Apple iOS
9 10 (3.83%) Unix
10 8 (3.07%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.53%) Android
11 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.15%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (16.86%) Migration
3 43 (16.48%) Presales
4 38 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
5 34 (13.03%) Project Management
6 28 (10.73%) Software Engineering
7 26 (9.96%) MVC
8 25 (9.58%) Time Management
9 24 (9.20%) Process Improvement
9 24 (9.20%) Scrum
10 21 (8.05%) CRM
10 21 (8.05%) Decision-Making
11 19 (7.28%) Workflow
12 18 (6.90%) PRINCE2
13 17 (6.51%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (6.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 16 (6.13%) Process Management
15 15 (5.75%) ITIL
15 15 (5.75%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 15 (5.75%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 52 (19.92%) JavaScript
2 48 (18.39%) C#
3 42 (16.09%) SQL
4 30 (11.49%) PowerShell
5 15 (5.75%) Java
6 14 (5.36%) Python
6 14 (5.36%) T-SQL
6 14 (5.36%) VBA
7 10 (3.83%) Bash Shell
7 10 (3.83%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 8 (3.07%) AWK
10 7 (2.68%) C++
10 7 (2.68%) PHP
11 3 (1.15%) X++
12 1 (0.38%) C
12 1 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (12.26%) Degree
2 21 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (8.05%) SC Cleared
2 21 (8.05%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.36%) CCNA
3 14 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (4.60%) AWS Certification
5 7 (2.68%) MCP
5 7 (2.68%) MCSA
6 6 (2.30%) CCDA
6 6 (2.30%) CCDP
6 6 (2.30%) CCNP
6 6 (2.30%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (1.53%) MCSE
7 4 (1.53%) MOS
8 1 (0.38%) ISEB
8 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.75%) QA
2 9 (3.45%) SLA
3 6 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.15%) WAI
5 2 (0.77%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.77%) PMO
System Software
1 94 (36.02%) Active Directory
2 50 (19.16%) Hyper-V
3 32 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (11.49%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (8.43%) XenApp
6 18 (6.90%) XenDesktop
7 8 (3.07%) Docker
8 7 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (2.68%) VMware NSX
9 6 (2.30%) XenServer
10 4 (1.53%) Firmware
10 4 (1.53%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.77%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (11.88%) SCCM
2 21 (8.05%) SCVMM
3 10 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.83%) Puppet
4 8 (3.07%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.68%) AirWatch
5 7 (2.68%) IBM BigFix
5 7 (2.68%) SCOrch
5 7 (2.68%) vRealize
6 6 (2.30%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.15%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 82 (31.42%) VMware
2 35 (13.41%) Citrix
2 35 (13.41%) IBM
3 30 (11.49%) Cisco
4 21 (8.05%) Veeam
5 17 (6.51%) EMC
6 14 (5.36%) Symantec
7 13 (4.98%) HP
8 11 (4.21%) Oracle
9 10 (3.83%) Remedy
9 10 (3.83%) ServiceNow
10 9 (3.45%) SAP
11 8 (3.07%) Apple
12 7 (2.68%) Altiris
12 7 (2.68%) Ivanti
12 7 (2.68%) Meraki
12 7 (2.68%) MobileIron
13 6 (2.30%) Asigra
14 5 (1.92%) Avaya
14 5 (1.92%) Lotus