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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 54 52 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 52 50 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 4.37% 3.92% 6.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.13% 12.85% 21.05%
Number of salaries quoted 44 32 49
Average salary £27,500 £32,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.06% +8.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,850 £26,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £44,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%
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
368 389 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 30.92% 30.51% 28.53%
Number of salaries quoted 266 317 180
Average salary £40,000 £49,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.36% +15.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Essex region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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
Colchester -13 14 £31,750 -0.78% 1
Basildon -2 12 £25,500 +18.60% 2
Braintree +2 4 £40,000 +14.28%
Witham - 3 £25,000 -
Harlow +7 2 £37,500 +29.31%
Chelmsford +10 1 £42,500 -
Southend-on-Sea +6 1 £24,000 -46.66%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 74 (74.00%) Windows
2 64 (64.00%) Microsoft
3 63 (63.00%) MCSA
4 46 (46.00%) MS Excel
5 45 (45.00%) MCSE
5 45 (45.00%) MS Office
6 38 (38.00%) SQL Server
7 37 (37.00%) SQL
8 35 (35.00%) MS Exchange
8 35 (35.00%) VMware
8 35 (35.00%) Degree
9 33 (33.00%) Finance
10 32 (32.00%) ITIL
11 30 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (27.00%) Active Directory
12 27 (27.00%) Office 365
13 26 (26.00%) T-SQL
13 26 (26.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 26 (26.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 26 (26.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 26 (26.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 25 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
14 25 (25.00%) Red Gate
14 25 (25.00%) Clustering
14 25 (25.00%) Replication
14 25 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
14 25 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
14 25 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
15 23 (23.00%) Windows Server
15 23 (23.00%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 35 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 18 (18.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 18 (18.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.00%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.00%) IIS
Applications
1 46 (46.00%) MS Excel
2 45 (45.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 27 (27.00%) Office 365
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.00%) SAN
2 18 (18.00%) Firewall
3 9 (9.00%) VoIP
4 7 (7.00%) Skype
4 7 (7.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (6.00%) iSCSI
5 6 (6.00%) NAS
6 5 (5.00%) LAN
6 5 (5.00%) WAN
7 4 (4.00%) ADSL
7 4 (4.00%) VDSL
8 3 (3.00%) DHCP
8 3 (3.00%) DNS
8 3 (3.00%) Network Security
8 3 (3.00%) VPN
8 3 (3.00%) Wireshark
9 2 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.00%) FTP
10 1 (1.00%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.00%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (38.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (26.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 26 (26.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 26 (26.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 26 (26.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 17 (17.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.00%) MS Access
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.00%) Moq
2 1 (1.00%) MSTest
2 1 (1.00%) NUnit
2 1 (1.00%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 33 (33.00%) Finance
2 15 (15.00%) Banking
3 4 (4.00%) Marketing
4 2 (2.00%) Publishing
4 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (26.00%) DBA
1 26 (26.00%) SQL DBA
2 20 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 17 (17.00%) IT Support
4 15 (15.00%) Support Engineer
5 14 (14.00%) Analyst
6 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Engineer
6 12 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (11.00%) IT Manager
8 9 (9.00%) .NET Developer
8 9 (9.00%) Developer
8 9 (9.00%) Help Desk Analyst
8 9 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
9 8 (8.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
9 8 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 8 (8.00%) Senior DBA
9 8 (8.00%) Senior SQL DBA
9 8 (8.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
9 8 (8.00%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.00%) .NET
2 8 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (8.00%) HTML
2 8 (8.00%) WCF
3 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 7 (7.00%) CSS
4 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.00%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (1.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.00%) Ninject
4 1 (1.00%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (1.00%) Spring.NET
4 1 (1.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.00%) Clustering
1 25 (25.00%) Replication
2 20 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 18 (18.00%) Driving Licence
4 7 (7.00%) SWIFT
5 6 (6.00%) Fat Client
5 6 (6.00%) Thin Client
6 4 (4.00%) Smartphone
7 3 (3.00%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.00%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.00%) PKI
8 2 (2.00%) Statistics
8 2 (2.00%) User Experience
9 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (1.00%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 74 (74.00%) Windows
2 23 (23.00%) Windows Server
2 23 (23.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (21.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.00%) Linux
8 3 (3.00%) Unix
9 2 (2.00%) Android
9 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.00%) ITIL
2 25 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 25 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
2 25 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 20 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 17 (17.00%) High Availability
5 9 (9.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (9.00%) MVC
6 7 (7.00%) CRM
6 7 (7.00%) Data Analysis
6 7 (7.00%) Logistics
6 7 (7.00%) Migration
6 7 (7.00%) Portfolio Management
7 6 (6.00%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.00%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.00%) Business Continuity
8 5 (5.00%) Software Asset Management
8 5 (5.00%) Software Delivery
9 4 (4.00%) Business Development
9 4 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.00%) SQL
2 26 (26.00%) T-SQL
3 12 (12.00%) PowerShell
4 8 (8.00%) C#
4 8 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.00%) C
6 2 (2.00%) Python
6 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (63.00%) MCSA
2 45 (45.00%) MCSE
3 35 (35.00%) Degree
4 20 (20.00%) MCITP
4 20 (20.00%) MCP
5 10 (10.00%) CCNA
5 10 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (8.00%) MCSD
7 7 (7.00%) MCTS
8 5 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (4.00%) HND
10 3 (3.00%) CEH
10 3 (3.00%) CISM
10 3 (3.00%) CISSP
10 3 (3.00%) RHCE
10 3 (3.00%) SANS
11 2 (2.00%) CCNP
11 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (2.00%) ISO27002
3 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (27.00%) Active Directory
3 22 (22.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (7.00%) vSphere
6 4 (4.00%) XenServer
7 2 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.00%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.00%) XenApp
8 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.00%) Nessus
2 3 (3.00%) QRadar
2 3 (3.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.00%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.00%) SmoothWall
4 1 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (35.00%) VMware
3 25 (25.00%) Red Gate
4 19 (19.00%) Veeam
5 13 (13.00%) SonicWALL
6 12 (12.00%) Citrix
7 5 (5.00%) AVG
7 5 (5.00%) Cisco
7 5 (5.00%) Draytek
7 5 (5.00%) HP
7 5 (5.00%) Progress
7 5 (5.00%) SolarWinds
7 5 (5.00%) Symantec
8 4 (4.00%) Sophos
9 3 (3.00%) ArcSight
9 3 (3.00%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.00%) Apple
10 2 (2.00%) Mitel
11 1 (1.00%) Avaya
11 1 (1.00%) Sage
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