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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 45 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 57 59 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 4.17% 5.57% 6.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.96% 18.73% 23.29%
Number of salaries quoted 36 44 50
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £20,000 £23,850
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
381 315 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 27.89% 29.75% 29.02%
Number of salaries quoted 322 207 205
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,661 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood -14 15 £40,000 +48.14%
Colchester +12 9 £32,000 +16.36%
Harlow - 5 £40,500 -
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £45,000 -
Chelmsford 0 2 £70,000 +229.41%
Billericay +10 1 £30,000 +50.00%
Saffron Walden - 1 £60,000 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 67 (75.28%) Microsoft
2 63 (70.79%) Windows
3 53 (59.55%) Active Directory
4 48 (53.93%) MCSE
5 46 (51.69%) ITIL
6 45 (50.56%) Citrix
7 42 (47.19%) Finance
8 29 (32.58%) MS Office
9 28 (31.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (31.46%) Windows 7
10 27 (30.34%) VMware
11 26 (29.21%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (28.09%) MS Excel
13 23 (25.84%) MS Exchange
13 23 (25.84%) MCITP
14 22 (24.72%) DNS
15 21 (23.60%) SQL Server
16 20 (22.47%) MCSA
16 20 (22.47%) Windows Server 2003
17 19 (21.35%) MCP
17 19 (21.35%) HP
18 18 (20.22%) SQL
18 18 (20.22%) Disaster Recovery
18 18 (20.22%) Windows Server 2012
19 17 (19.10%) Clustering
19 17 (19.10%) PowerShell
20 16 (17.98%) Hyper-V
21 15 (16.85%) Migration
22 14 (15.73%) VPN
23 12 (13.48%) Blackberry

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (25.84%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (5.62%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.12%) IIS
7 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (32.58%) MS Office
2 25 (28.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.72%) DNS
2 14 (15.73%) VPN
3 11 (12.36%) Firewall
3 11 (12.36%) DHCP
4 10 (11.24%) VoIP
4 10 (11.24%) SAN
5 8 (8.99%) TCP/IP
6 7 (7.87%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (5.62%) Junos
7 5 (5.62%) Broadband
7 5 (5.62%) VLAN
8 3 (3.37%) Network Security
8 3 (3.37%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.25%) LAN
9 2 (2.25%) WAN
9 2 (2.25%) LDAP
10 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.12%) HTTP
10 1 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) NUnit
1 1 (1.12%) MSTest
1 1 (1.12%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (1.12%) Moq
General
1 42 (47.19%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Law
3 4 (4.49%) Advertising
4 1 (1.12%) Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (19.10%) Analyst
2 15 (16.85%) Consultant
3 14 (15.73%) Administrator
4 11 (12.36%) Support Analyst
4 11 (12.36%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (11.24%) Service Analyst
5 10 (11.24%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) Wintel Consultant
7 7 (7.87%) Security Administrator
7 7 (7.87%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) DBA
8 6 (6.74%) Server Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) SQL DBA
9 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (5.62%) IT Security Administrator
9 5 (5.62%) IT Administrator
9 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.62%) Desktop Support
10 4 (4.49%) Support Specialist
10 4 (4.49%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.62%) .NET
2 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.12%) WAP
2 1 (1.12%) WinForms
2 1 (1.12%) WCF
2 1 (1.12%) WPF
2 1 (1.12%) Spring.NET
2 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.12%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (1.12%) Ninject
2 1 (1.12%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (1.12%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.10%) Clustering
2 12 (13.48%) Blackberry
3 9 (10.11%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.62%) Mobile Computing
5 5 (5.62%) Smartphone
5 5 (5.62%) Statistics
5 5 (5.62%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.12%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.12%) iPad
6 1 (1.12%) PDA
6 1 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 63 (70.79%) Windows
2 28 (31.46%) Windows Server 2008
2 28 (31.46%) Windows 7
3 20 (22.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (20.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (12.36%) Windows 8
6 9 (10.11%) Windows 2000 Server
6 9 (10.11%) Linux
7 8 (8.99%) Windows XP
8 7 (7.87%) Android
9 6 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (6.74%) Solaris
10 5 (5.62%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.25%) UNIX
12 1 (1.12%) AIX
12 1 (1.12%) HPUX
12 1 (1.12%) Debian
12 1 (1.12%) Fedora
12 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (51.69%) ITIL
2 18 (20.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (16.85%) Migration
4 11 (12.36%) Project Management
4 11 (12.36%) Change Management
5 10 (11.24%) Service Delivery
6 8 (8.99%) Service Management
6 8 (8.99%) ITIL V3
7 7 (7.87%) ITIL V2
8 6 (6.74%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.62%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (5.62%) BCP
9 5 (5.62%) Security Management
9 5 (5.62%) Business Continuity
9 5 (5.62%) Information Security
9 5 (5.62%) Asset Management
9 5 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.62%) Information Assurance
9 5 (5.62%) MVVM
10 4 (4.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.22%) SQL
2 17 (19.10%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.74%) VBScript
3 6 (6.74%) VB
4 2 (2.25%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.12%) C#
5 1 (1.12%) Java
Qualifications
1 48 (53.93%) MCSE
2 23 (25.84%) MCITP
3 20 (22.47%) MCSA
4 19 (21.35%) MCP
5 12 (13.48%) Degree
6 10 (11.24%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (11.24%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (8.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (8.99%) MCTS
8 7 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (5.62%) CCNP
9 5 (5.62%) CCNA
10 4 (4.49%) MCDBA
10 4 (4.49%) MCSM
11 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.25%) VCP5
11 2 (2.25%) CCA
11 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
12 1 (1.12%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.24%) SLA
2 3 (3.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (59.55%) Active Directory
2 26 (29.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (17.98%) Hyper-V
4 11 (12.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (10.11%) XenDesktop
6 8 (8.99%) VMware ESX
7 5 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (4.49%) XenServer
9 2 (2.25%) XenApp
10 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) SCCM
2 5 (5.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.25%) SCOM
3 2 (2.25%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.25%) Windows Intune
3 2 (2.25%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.25%) SCSM
Vendors
1 67 (75.28%) Microsoft
2 45 (50.56%) Citrix
3 27 (30.34%) VMware
4 19 (21.35%) HP
5 11 (12.36%) Dell
6 10 (11.24%) Symantec
7 9 (10.11%) Cisco
8 7 (7.87%) Juniper
9 6 (6.74%) Red Hat
10 5 (5.62%) Apple
10 5 (5.62%) NetApp
10 5 (5.62%) Sun
10 5 (5.62%) SonicWALL
10 5 (5.62%) NETGEAR
10 5 (5.62%) Barracuda Networks
11 4 (4.49%) Sage
12 2 (2.25%) Siemens
13 1 (1.12%) Mitel
13 1 (1.12%) Altiris
13 1 (1.12%) Novell
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