The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 81 61 51
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 45 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.79% 3.62% 4.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 14.95% 17.48%
Number of salaries quoted 7 37 44
Median salary £52,500 £42,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% +23.18%
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
216 301 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 21.26% 24.22% 23.15%
Number of salaries quoted 158 231 224
Median salary £50,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.35% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of job ads across the Essex region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Harlow +4 4 £52,500 +162.50%
Colchester -10 1 £32,500 +30.00%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 36 (76.60%) MCSE
2 34 (72.34%) Microsoft
3 28 (59.57%) Windows
4 21 (44.68%) MCSA
5 20 (42.55%) Windows Server
6 19 (40.43%) Degree
6 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
7 18 (38.30%) MS Excel
7 18 (38.30%) VMware
8 17 (36.17%) MS Office
9 16 (34.04%) ITIL
9 16 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (29.79%) Unix
11 13 (27.66%) CCNA
11 13 (27.66%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (27.66%) TOGAF
12 12 (25.53%) MS Exchange
12 12 (25.53%) C
13 11 (23.40%) Linux
13 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (23.40%) Hyper-V
13 11 (23.40%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (21.28%) SANS
14 10 (21.28%) Security Operations
14 10 (21.28%) Wireshark
14 10 (21.28%) Network Security
14 10 (21.28%) Nessus
14 10 (21.28%) CEH
14 10 (21.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 10 (21.28%) QRadar

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 12 (25.53%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.13%) IIS
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (38.30%) MS Excel
2 17 (36.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.13%) IaaS
2 1 (2.13%) PaaS
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) Network Security
1 10 (21.28%) Wireshark
2 7 (14.89%) SAN
3 5 (10.64%) iSCSI
3 5 (10.64%) NAS
4 4 (8.51%) Firewall
5 2 (4.26%) Skype
5 2 (4.26%) VLAN
6 1 (2.13%) DHCP
6 1 (2.13%) DNS
6 1 (2.13%) FTP
6 1 (2.13%) IMAP
6 1 (2.13%) LAN
6 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.13%) POP3
6 1 (2.13%) VoIP
6 1 (2.13%) VPN
6 1 (2.13%) WAN
6 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) MS Access
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.13%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
2 3 (6.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Front Office
3 1 (2.13%) Publishing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Analyst
2 13 (27.66%) Support Engineer
3 10 (21.28%) Operations Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Security Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Security Operations Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) Senior Operations Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) Senior Security Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Support
5 5 (10.64%) IT Manager
6 4 (8.51%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) HTML
2 3 (6.38%) WCF
3 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (4.26%) CSS
4 1 (2.13%) Classic ASP
4 1 (2.13%) Web Services
4 1 (2.13%) WinForms
4 1 (2.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Driving Licence
2 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.64%) Fat Client
3 5 (10.64%) Thin Client
4 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.26%) SWIFT
6 1 (2.13%) CMDB
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.13%) NHS
6 1 (2.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (59.57%) Windows
2 20 (42.55%) Windows Server
3 14 (29.79%) Unix
4 11 (23.40%) Linux
5 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (12.77%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.13%) Android
8 1 (2.13%) Debian
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) ITIL
2 13 (27.66%) TOGAF
3 10 (21.28%) Information Security
3 10 (21.28%) Risk Assessment
3 10 (21.28%) Security Operations
3 10 (21.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
5 8 (17.02%) BCP
5 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (17.02%) Security Architecture
5 8 (17.02%) SIEM
5 8 (17.02%) Workflow
6 5 (10.64%) Presales
7 4 (8.51%) Asset Management
7 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.51%) Software Asset Management
7 4 (8.51%) Software Delivery
8 3 (6.38%) MVC
8 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) C
2 9 (19.15%) Python
2 9 (19.15%) Shell Script
3 8 (17.02%) SQL
4 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.38%) C#
5 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 36 (76.60%) MCSE
2 21 (44.68%) MCSA
3 19 (40.43%) Degree
4 13 (27.66%) CCNA
4 13 (27.66%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (21.28%) CEH
5 10 (21.28%) CISM
5 10 (21.28%) CISSP
5 10 (21.28%) SANS
6 9 (19.15%) CCNP
7 8 (17.02%) CompTIA Security+
7 8 (17.02%) Security+ Certification
8 5 (10.64%) MCP
8 5 (10.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (8.51%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (6.38%) HND
10 3 (6.38%) MCITP
10 3 (6.38%) MCSD
11 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (4.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (19.15%) ISO27002
2 4 (8.51%) SLA
3 1 (2.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
2 16 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (23.40%) Hyper-V
3 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 11 (23.40%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (12.77%) vSphere
5 2 (4.26%) XenApp
6 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) Nessus
1 10 (21.28%) QRadar
1 10 (21.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (10.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (8.51%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.13%) Nagios
4 1 (2.13%) Nexpose
4 1 (2.13%) SmoothWall
4 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (72.34%) Microsoft
2 18 (38.30%) VMware
3 10 (21.28%) ArcSight
3 10 (21.28%) Red Hat
3 10 (21.28%) SolarWinds
3 10 (21.28%) Symantec
4 9 (19.15%) HP
4 9 (19.15%) Veeam
5 8 (17.02%) IBM
5 8 (17.02%) Splunk
6 6 (12.77%) Citrix
7 5 (10.64%) Cisco
8 4 (8.51%) Juniper
9 3 (6.38%) Progress
9 3 (6.38%) SonicWALL
10 2 (4.26%) Apple
11 1 (2.13%) Avaya
11 1 (2.13%) Sage
11 1 (2.13%) Toshiba
11 1 (2.13%) Veritas