Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 9 13
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 195 154 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 20.40% 16.33% 11.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.58% 56.62% 55.56%
Number of salaries quoted 150 110 97
Watford median annual salary £37,500 £33,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.78% -21.76% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,475 £25,900
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £62,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% -2.60%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 258 272 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 26.99% 28.84% 21.39%
Number of salaries quoted 208 197 172
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -10.11% +4.71%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,800 £26,025
90th Percentile £65,750 £67,500 £67,375
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Watford

Windows
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in Watford.

Salary trend for Windows in Watford

Windows
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Watford over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in Watford

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT jobs citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 127 (65.13%) Microsoft
2 105 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 98 (50.26%) Windows Server
4 70 (35.90%) Microsoft Office
5 65 (33.33%) VMware
5 65 (33.33%) Office 365
6 64 (32.82%) Windows 7
7 60 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
8 49 (25.13%) Problem-Solving
9 48 (24.62%) Windows 10
10 47 (24.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 46 (23.59%) Hyper-V
12 44 (22.56%) SCCM
13 41 (21.03%) Linux
14 40 (20.51%) Firewall
15 35 (17.95%) Citrix
15 35 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
16 34 (17.44%) DNS
17 33 (16.92%) MS Exchange
17 33 (16.92%) Presales
18 31 (15.90%) VPN
19 30 (15.38%) Veeam
20 29 (14.87%) Windows Server 2012
20 29 (14.87%) SQL
21 28 (14.36%) SAN
21 28 (14.36%) Migration
22 26 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
22 26 (13.33%) SQL Server
23 25 (12.82%) Java
23 25 (12.82%) ITIL

Windows
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 (16.92%) MS Exchange
2 23 (11.79%) Skype for Business
3 22 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (8.72%) JBoss
4 17 (8.72%) WebSphere
5 11 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.64%) GlassFish
5 11 (5.64%) MQSeries
5 11 (5.64%) WebLogic
6 10 (5.13%) OpenStack
6 10 (5.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (3.59%) SharePoint
9 6 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (3.08%) Tomcat
10 5 (2.56%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.54%) IIS
11 3 (1.54%) Umbraco
12 2 (1.03%) Apache
Applications
1 70 (35.90%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) C-CURE
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 65 (33.33%) Office 365
2 60 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (10.26%) IaaS
5 19 (9.74%) SaaS
6 16 (8.21%) PaaS
7 14 (7.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (5.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (4.62%) Mimecast
10 7 (3.59%) OneDrive
10 7 (3.59%) Yammer
11 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (20.51%) Firewall
2 34 (17.44%) DNS
3 31 (15.90%) VPN
4 28 (14.36%) SAN
5 23 (11.79%) DHCP
6 17 (8.72%) TCP/IP
7 15 (7.69%) VLAN
8 13 (6.67%) Skype
9 12 (6.15%) Network Security
10 11 (5.64%) Internet
10 11 (5.64%) Wireless
11 10 (5.13%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (5.13%) iSCSI
11 10 (5.13%) Reverse Proxy
11 10 (5.13%) Unified Communications
12 9 (4.62%) LAN
13 8 (4.10%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (4.10%) VoIP
14 7 (3.59%) WAN
15 6 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.62%) MySQL
3 6 (3.08%) RDBMS
3 6 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (9.23%) Retail
2 13 (6.67%) Finance
3 8 (4.10%) French Language
3 8 (4.10%) German Language
3 8 (4.10%) Swedish Language
4 2 (1.03%) Back Office
5 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (22.56%) Support Engineer
2 31 (15.90%) IT Support
3 28 (14.36%) Consultant
4 27 (13.85%) 2nd Line Support
4 27 (13.85%) IT Engineer
5 24 (12.31%) IT Support Engineer
6 21 (10.77%) Analyst
7 18 (9.23%) Developer
8 17 (8.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 17 (8.72%) Cloud Consultant
8 17 (8.72%) Windows Consultant
9 15 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
10 13 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (6.67%) Service Manager
11 12 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (6.15%) Architect
12 11 (5.64%) Desktop Engineer
12 11 (5.64%) Desktop Support
12 11 (5.64%) Hardware Engineer
12 11 (5.64%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.23%) .NET
2 17 (8.72%) Java EE
3 16 (8.21%) Web Services
4 15 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 13 (6.67%) CSS
5 13 (6.67%) HTML
6 11 (5.64%) ActiveMQ
6 11 (5.64%) EJB
6 11 (5.64%) EJB 3.0
6 11 (5.64%) HornetQ
6 11 (5.64%) Java SE
6 11 (5.64%) JMS
6 11 (5.64%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (4.10%) Hibernate
7 8 (4.10%) WPF
7 8 (4.10%) XML
8 7 (3.59%) Ajax
8 7 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (3.59%) LAMP
9 6 (3.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.28%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.18%) Replication
4 11 (5.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (5.13%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (5.13%) Smartphone
6 8 (4.10%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (3.59%) Driving Licence
7 7 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (3.08%) Fintech
8 6 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (2.05%) CCTV
9 4 (2.05%) iSeries
10 3 (1.54%) EPoS
10 3 (1.54%) User Experience
11 2 (1.03%) BYOD
11 2 (1.03%) Handset
12 1 (0.51%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 98 (50.26%) Windows Server
2 64 (32.82%) Windows 7
3 48 (24.62%) Windows 10
4 47 (24.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (21.03%) Linux
6 29 (14.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (12.31%) Unix
8 18 (9.23%) Windows 8
9 11 (5.64%) Apple iOS
10 7 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.05%) Android
11 4 (2.05%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (25.13%) Problem-Solving
2 33 (16.92%) Presales
3 28 (14.36%) Migration
4 25 (12.82%) ITIL
5 15 (7.69%) Information Security
6 14 (7.18%) ITSM
6 14 (7.18%) Service Delivery
7 13 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (6.67%) Process Improvement
7 13 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 13 (6.67%) Web Application Development
8 12 (6.15%) OO
9 11 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (5.64%) Deployment Automation
9 11 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 10 (5.13%) Antivirus Management
10 10 (5.13%) SOA
10 10 (5.13%) Software Deployment
10 10 (5.13%) TDD
11 8 (4.10%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.87%) SQL
2 25 (12.82%) Java
3 20 (10.26%) PowerShell
4 19 (9.74%) JavaScript
5 17 (8.72%) Shell Script
6 13 (6.67%) C#
7 12 (6.15%) Bash Shell
8 11 (5.64%) AWK
9 10 (5.13%) VBA
10 8 (4.10%) ANSI SQL
10 8 (4.10%) Python
10 8 (4.10%) VB.NET
11 7 (3.59%) C++
11 7 (3.59%) PHP
12 1 (0.51%) Perl
12 1 (0.51%) Ruby
12 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (8.72%) Degree
3 15 (7.69%) CCNA
3 15 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.62%) MCSA
5 8 (4.10%) MCP
6 6 (3.08%) AWS Certification
6 6 (3.08%) CCNP
7 4 (2.05%) CCDA
7 4 (2.05%) CCDP
7 4 (2.05%) CISA
7 4 (2.05%) CISM
7 4 (2.05%) CISSP
7 4 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (2.05%) Master's Degree
7 4 (2.05%) MOS
8 2 (1.03%) CCENT
8 2 (1.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.10%) SLA
3 4 (2.05%) GDPR
3 4 (2.05%) ISO 22301
3 4 (2.05%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.54%) WAI
5 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 105 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 46 (23.59%) Hyper-V
3 35 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (10.77%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (8.21%) XenApp
6 12 (6.15%) XenDesktop
7 7 (3.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (3.08%) Firmware
9 4 (2.05%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.54%) XenServer
11 2 (1.03%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 44 (22.56%) SCCM
2 17 (8.72%) SCVMM
3 12 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (6.15%) Puppet
4 10 (5.13%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.59%) AirWatch
5 7 (3.59%) IBM BigFix
5 7 (3.59%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.54%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.03%) Ansible
8 2 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 127 (65.13%) Microsoft
2 65 (33.33%) VMware
3 35 (17.95%) Citrix
4 30 (15.38%) Veeam
5 20 (10.26%) Cisco
6 19 (9.74%) IBM
7 17 (8.72%) Symantec
8 14 (7.18%) Apple
9 11 (5.64%) Oracle
10 10 (5.13%) Asigra
11 8 (4.10%) HP
11 8 (4.10%) Meraki
12 7 (3.59%) Altiris
12 7 (3.59%) Ivanti
12 7 (3.59%) MobileIron
12 7 (3.59%) Remedy
13 6 (3.08%) ServiceNow
13 6 (3.08%) Sybase
14 5 (2.56%) Avaya
14 5 (2.56%) Lotus