The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 46 15 76
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +61
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 68 95 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 4.81% 9.76% 2.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.71% 37.40% 11.64%
Number of salaries quoted 58 89 41
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
345 254 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 24.40% 26.10% 25.56%
Number of salaries quoted 255 207 278
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Essex region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Essex

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Essex

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basildon +3 18 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Brentwood -2 12 £52,500 +31.25%
Chelmsford -12 12 £25,000 -37.50%
Colchester -14 6 £45,000 -
Maldon - 5 £25,000 -
Harlow -3 2 - - 1
Saffron Walden - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Essex region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 95 (77.87%) Microsoft
2 88 (72.13%) Windows
3 49 (40.16%) Active Directory
4 48 (39.34%) MCSE
4 48 (39.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (38.52%) MS Exchange
6 45 (36.89%) SQL Server
7 44 (36.07%) ITIL
8 37 (30.33%) MS Excel
8 37 (30.33%) Citrix
8 37 (30.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (28.69%) MCP
10 34 (27.87%) SQL
11 32 (26.23%) .NET
11 32 (26.23%) MCITP
12 30 (24.59%) Finance
13 26 (21.31%) SLA
13 26 (21.31%) MCTS
13 26 (21.31%) Windows 7
14 25 (20.49%) MVVM
14 25 (20.49%) ASP.NET
14 25 (20.49%) C#
14 25 (20.49%) MVC
15 23 (18.85%) MCSA
16 22 (18.03%) MCAD
16 22 (18.03%) MCSD
16 22 (18.03%) Scrum
16 22 (18.03%) VMware
16 22 (18.03%) WinForms
16 22 (18.03%) Rhino Mocks

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Essex region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 47 (38.52%) MS Exchange
2 19 (15.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.92%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.64%) IIS
8 2 (1.64%) Lync
9 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 37 (30.33%) MS Excel
2 18 (14.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (7.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.74%) Magento
2 7 (5.74%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.21%) TCP/IP
2 16 (13.11%) DNS
3 12 (9.84%) VPN
4 11 (9.02%) Firewall
4 11 (9.02%) Wireless
5 8 (6.56%) SAN
5 8 (6.56%) DHCP
5 8 (6.56%) VLAN
6 7 (5.74%) VDSL
6 7 (5.74%) ADSL
7 6 (4.92%) VoIP
8 5 (4.10%) Network Security
8 5 (4.10%) IP Telephony
9 4 (3.28%) NAS
10 3 (2.46%) LAN
10 3 (2.46%) MPLS
11 2 (1.64%) WAN
12 1 (0.82%) IMAP
12 1 (0.82%) POP3
12 1 (0.82%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (36.89%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.84%) MS Access
3 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (18.03%) Rhino Mocks
1 22 (18.03%) Moq
1 22 (18.03%) MSTest
1 22 (18.03%) NUnit
General
1 30 (24.59%) Finance
2 7 (5.74%) Marketing
3 5 (4.10%) Retail
4 4 (3.28%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (30.33%) Analyst
2 22 (18.03%) .NET Developer
2 22 (18.03%) Support Analyst
2 22 (18.03%) Developer
3 21 (17.21%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (11.48%) Administrator
5 12 (9.84%) IT Support
6 11 (9.02%) SQL DBA
6 11 (9.02%) DBA
6 11 (9.02%) Service Analyst
7 10 (8.20%) Desktop Support
8 9 (7.38%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (6.56%) IT Support Analyst
10 7 (5.74%) Support Engineer
10 7 (5.74%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (4.92%) Field Engineer
11 6 (4.92%) Windows Server Engineer
11 6 (4.92%) Server Engineer
11 6 (4.92%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (26.23%) .NET
2 25 (20.49%) ASP.NET
3 22 (18.03%) WinForms
3 22 (18.03%) Castle Windsor
3 22 (18.03%) Ninject
3 22 (18.03%) Razor View Engine
3 22 (18.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 22 (18.03%) Unity DI Container
3 22 (18.03%) ASP.NET MVC
3 22 (18.03%) Spring.NET
3 22 (18.03%) WCF
3 22 (18.03%) WPF
4 7 (5.74%) ADSI
5 3 (2.46%) jQuery
6 1 (0.82%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.03%) Inversion of Control
2 13 (10.66%) Blackberry
3 10 (8.20%) Smartphone
4 5 (4.10%) Handset
5 3 (2.46%) Clustering
6 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.82%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 88 (72.13%) Windows
2 48 (39.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (30.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (21.31%) Windows 7
5 12 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (8.20%) Windows XP
7 8 (6.56%) Windows 8
7 8 (6.56%) Apple iOS
8 6 (4.92%) Windows Vista
9 5 (4.10%) UNIX
10 4 (3.28%) Debian
10 4 (3.28%) AIX
10 4 (3.28%) HPUX
10 4 (3.28%) Solaris
10 4 (3.28%) Linux
10 4 (3.28%) Fedora
10 4 (3.28%) CentOS
10 4 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.64%) Android
12 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (36.07%) ITIL
2 25 (20.49%) MVVM
2 25 (20.49%) MVC
3 22 (18.03%) Scrum
3 22 (18.03%) Web Application Development
3 22 (18.03%) Dependency Injection
3 22 (18.03%) Kanban
3 22 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (18.03%) TDD
4 19 (15.57%) CRM
5 14 (11.48%) Problem Management
6 13 (10.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (9.84%) Data Analysis
8 8 (6.56%) Migration
9 7 (5.74%) OO
9 7 (5.74%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.92%) Web Design
10 6 (4.92%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.92%) Asset Management
10 6 (4.92%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.87%) SQL
2 25 (20.49%) C#
3 8 (6.56%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.74%) Java
4 7 (5.74%) PHP
5 5 (4.10%) VBScript
6 2 (1.64%) VB
6 2 (1.64%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (39.34%) MCSE
2 35 (28.69%) MCP
3 32 (26.23%) MCITP
4 26 (21.31%) MCTS
5 23 (18.85%) MCSA
6 22 (18.03%) MCAD
6 22 (18.03%) MCSD
7 13 (10.66%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (7.38%) MCDBA
9 7 (5.74%) MCDST
10 5 (4.10%) CCNA
10 5 (4.10%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (3.28%) RHCE
11 4 (3.28%) Degree
12 3 (2.46%) CCEA
12 3 (2.46%) CCA
13 1 (0.82%) LPIC
13 1 (0.82%) CAPM
13 1 (0.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (21.31%) SLA
2 3 (2.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (40.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.84%) Terminal Services
3 11 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (8.20%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.56%) vSphere
6 7 (5.74%) XenServer
7 5 (4.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (3.28%) XenApp
9 2 (1.64%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.64%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.82%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.82%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (8.20%) SCCM
2 7 (5.74%) Backup Exec
3 6 (4.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (4.92%) WSUS
4 2 (1.64%) SCOM
5 1 (0.82%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 95 (77.87%) Microsoft
2 37 (30.33%) Citrix
3 22 (18.03%) VMware
4 13 (10.66%) Sophos
5 9 (7.38%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (6.56%) Oracle
7 7 (5.74%) AVG
7 7 (5.74%) Draytek
7 7 (5.74%) Cisco
7 7 (5.74%) SAP
7 7 (5.74%) JD Edwards
7 7 (5.74%) Symantec
8 6 (4.92%) McAfee
9 4 (3.28%) NetApp
9 4 (3.28%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.28%) LANDesk
9 4 (3.28%) Kaspersky
10 3 (2.46%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (2.46%) HP
11 2 (1.64%) Dell
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