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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 50 25 37
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 36 90 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.14% 7.92% 5.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.16% 28.75% 22.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23 81 46
Average salary £40,000 £44,500 £31,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.11% +39.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £28,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +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
296 313 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 25.81% 27.53% 24.28%
Number of salaries quoted 219 247 204
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Saffron Walden - 8 £40,000 -
Harlow +6 5 £40,500 +15.71% 2
Brentwood -8 5 - - 2
Chelmsford +1 4 £67,500 +92.85% 1
Colchester -5 2 £33,000 +10.00%
Basildon -6 2 - - 1
Southend-on-Sea -9 1 £37,500 -14.77% 1
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 65 (69.89%) Windows
1 65 (69.89%) Microsoft
2 45 (48.39%) MCSE
3 42 (45.16%) ITIL
4 39 (41.94%) Active Directory
5 33 (35.48%) Citrix
6 32 (34.41%) SQL Server
6 32 (34.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (33.33%) MCITP
8 30 (32.26%) Windows 7
8 30 (32.26%) MS Exchange
8 30 (32.26%) Finance
9 26 (27.96%) VMware
10 22 (23.66%) SQL
11 21 (22.58%) MS Excel
11 21 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (21.51%) MS Office
13 19 (20.43%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (20.43%) MCTS
14 18 (19.35%) PowerShell
14 18 (19.35%) MCP
15 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (17.20%) Microsoft App-V
16 16 (17.20%) Disaster Recovery
17 15 (16.13%) Citrix Certification
17 15 (16.13%) SCCM
17 15 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
17 15 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (15.05%) XenDesktop
18 14 (15.05%) Hyper-V

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 30 (32.26%) MS Exchange
2 15 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (13.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (11.83%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.08%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (22.58%) MS Excel
2 20 (21.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Magento
2 4 (4.30%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Office 365
2 2 (2.15%) IaaS
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.90%) Firewall
2 10 (10.75%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.68%) SAN
3 9 (9.68%) DNS
4 8 (8.60%) Network Security
5 7 (7.53%) VLAN
6 6 (6.45%) DHCP
6 6 (6.45%) IP Telephony
7 5 (5.38%) VPN
7 5 (5.38%) VoIP
8 3 (3.23%) iSCSI
8 3 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.15%) LDAP
10 1 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.08%) NAS
10 1 (1.08%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.08%) Junos
10 1 (1.08%) WAN
10 1 (1.08%) ADSL
10 1 (1.08%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (34.41%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.15%) MySQL
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.08%) OLAP
5 1 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.08%) DTS
5 1 (1.08%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.08%) OLTP
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Rhino Mocks
1 4 (4.30%) Moq
1 4 (4.30%) MSTest
1 4 (4.30%) NUnit
General
1 30 (32.26%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Marketing
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (18.28%) DBA
1 17 (18.28%) SQL DBA
2 13 (13.98%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (11.83%) Administrator
4 10 (10.75%) Developer
4 10 (10.75%) Analyst
5 9 (9.68%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Senior DBA
6 8 (8.60%) Senior SQL DBA
7 7 (7.53%) Support Technician
7 7 (7.53%) Desktop Support
7 7 (7.53%) Service Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.45%) Desktop Technician
8 6 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 6 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Desktop Support Technician
8 6 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Team Leader
9 5 (5.38%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.90%) .NET
2 4 (4.30%) Unity DI Container
2 4 (4.30%) WinForms
2 4 (4.30%) ADSI
2 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.30%) Castle Windsor
2 4 (4.30%) Ninject
2 4 (4.30%) Razor View Engine
2 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (4.30%) Spring.NET
2 4 (4.30%) WCF
2 4 (4.30%) WPF
3 2 (2.15%) XML
4 1 (1.08%) Web Services
4 1 (1.08%) EDI
4 1 (1.08%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.68%) Management Information System
1 9 (9.68%) Clustering
2 5 (5.38%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.30%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.30%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (3.23%) Statistics
4 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.15%) iPad
6 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.08%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.08%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.08%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 65 (69.89%) Windows
2 32 (34.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (32.26%) Windows 7
4 21 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (11.83%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.38%) Apple iOS
7 5 (5.38%) Linux
7 5 (5.38%) UNIX
7 5 (5.38%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.30%) Android
9 3 (3.23%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.15%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.16%) ITIL
2 16 (17.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (15.05%) Service Delivery
3 14 (15.05%) Migration
3 14 (15.05%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (11.83%) High Availability
5 10 (10.75%) Information Assurance
6 7 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (7.53%) MVVM
7 5 (5.38%) Change Management
7 5 (5.38%) Project Management
8 4 (4.30%) Web Application Development
8 4 (4.30%) MVC
8 4 (4.30%) Scrum
8 4 (4.30%) CRM
8 4 (4.30%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.30%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.30%) OO
8 4 (4.30%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (4.30%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.66%) SQL
2 18 (19.35%) PowerShell
3 11 (11.83%) VBScript
3 11 (11.83%) VB
4 8 (8.60%) Java
5 5 (5.38%) C#
5 5 (5.38%) PHP
6 3 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.08%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 45 (48.39%) MCSE
2 31 (33.33%) MCITP
3 19 (20.43%) ITIL Certification
3 19 (20.43%) MCTS
4 18 (19.35%) MCP
5 15 (16.13%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (12.90%) MCSA
7 7 (7.53%) Degree
8 5 (5.38%) MCAD
8 5 (5.38%) MCSD
8 5 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (4.30%) MCSM
9 4 (4.30%) Sun Certification
9 4 (4.30%) MCDBA
9 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
9 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
9 4 (4.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (3.23%) CCNA
11 2 (2.15%) CCA
11 2 (2.15%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.20%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (15.05%) XenDesktop
4 14 (15.05%) Hyper-V
5 9 (9.68%) VMware ESX
6 7 (7.53%) vSphere
7 4 (4.30%) XenServer
8 3 (3.23%) XenApp
9 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (16.13%) SCCM
2 3 (3.23%) Puppet
3 2 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.15%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.15%) SCSM
3 2 (2.15%) Windows Intune
3 2 (2.15%) SCOM
3 2 (2.15%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 65 (69.89%) Microsoft
2 33 (35.48%) Citrix
3 26 (27.96%) VMware
4 13 (13.98%) Cisco
5 6 (6.45%) Oracle
6 4 (4.30%) Dell
6 4 (4.30%) JD Edwards
6 4 (4.30%) SAP
7 3 (3.23%) Juniper
8 2 (2.15%) Symantec
8 2 (2.15%) Pegasus
8 2 (2.15%) HP
9 1 (1.08%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.08%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.08%) NETGEAR
9 1 (1.08%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (1.08%) Apple
9 1 (1.08%) Siemens
9 1 (1.08%) Avaya
9 1 (1.08%) GFI Software
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, health cover
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood
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Salary: Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 23 days ago