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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 51 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 34 97 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.06% 8.99% 6.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.50% 29.22% 25.38%
Number of salaries quoted 26 89 62
Average salary £37,500 £44,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.77% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,933 £30,000 £21,150
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
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
272 332 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 24.46% 30.77% 24.88%
Number of salaries quoted 191 263 231
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £59,100
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 - 1
Brentwood +4 6 £32,000 -30.43%
Colchester 0 5 £31,000 -4.61%
Harlow +7 4 £42,250 +20.71% 1
Basildon -4 4 £50,000 -
Chelmsford -4 3 £24,183 -30.90% 2
Epping -2 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea -9 1 £37,500 -14.77%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 62 (68.89%) Windows
2 59 (65.56%) Microsoft
3 40 (44.44%) MCSE
4 34 (37.78%) SQL Server
5 33 (36.67%) MS Exchange
5 33 (36.67%) Active Directory
5 33 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (35.56%) ITIL
7 29 (32.22%) MCITP
8 28 (31.11%) Citrix
9 27 (30.00%) Finance
10 26 (28.89%) VMware
11 25 (27.78%) SQL
12 24 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (26.67%) Windows 7
13 21 (23.33%) MS Office
14 20 (22.22%) MCP
14 20 (22.22%) MCTS
15 18 (20.00%) MS Excel
16 16 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2007
16 16 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
16 16 (17.78%) .NET
16 16 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (16.67%) Hyper-V
18 14 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (15.56%) PowerShell
18 14 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
18 14 (15.56%) Firewall
19 13 (14.44%) MCSA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 33 (36.67%) MS Exchange
2 16 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2007
2 16 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.11%) IIS
7 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (23.33%) MS Office
2 18 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Oracle CRM
1 5 (5.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.56%) Firewall
2 10 (11.11%) DNS
2 10 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.89%) SAN
4 7 (7.78%) Network Security
4 7 (7.78%) VLAN
5 6 (6.67%) IP Telephony
5 6 (6.67%) DHCP
5 6 (6.67%) VoIP
6 5 (5.56%) VPN
7 2 (2.22%) LDAP
8 1 (1.11%) ADSL
8 1 (1.11%) Broadband
8 1 (1.11%) LAN
8 1 (1.11%) WAN
8 1 (1.11%) POP3
8 1 (1.11%) SMTP
8 1 (1.11%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.11%) HTTP
8 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (37.78%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.22%) MySQL
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.11%) OLAP
5 1 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.11%) DTS
5 1 (1.11%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.11%) OLTP
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.78%) NUnit
1 7 (7.78%) MSTest
1 7 (7.78%) Rhino Mocks
1 7 (7.78%) Moq
General
1 27 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Marketing
3 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (18.89%) DBA
1 17 (18.89%) SQL DBA
2 14 (15.56%) 2nd Line Support
2 14 (15.56%) Analyst
3 13 (14.44%) Developer
4 12 (13.33%) Administrator
5 9 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 9 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.89%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (7.78%) Support Technician
7 7 (7.78%) .NET Developer
7 7 (7.78%) Senior DBA
7 7 (7.78%) Senior SQL DBA
8 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Desktop Technician
8 6 (6.67%) Desktop Support
8 6 (6.67%) Desktop Support Technician
9 5 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.78%) .NET
2 9 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.78%) WinForms
3 7 (7.78%) WCF
3 7 (7.78%) WPF
3 7 (7.78%) Spring.NET
3 7 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (7.78%) Castle Windsor
3 7 (7.78%) Ninject
3 7 (7.78%) Razor View Engine
3 7 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 7 (7.78%) Unity DI Container
4 6 (6.67%) ADSI
5 2 (2.22%) jQuery
5 2 (2.22%) XML
6 1 (1.11%) EDI
6 1 (1.11%) Web Services
6 1 (1.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Clustering
2 7 (7.78%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.33%) Statistics
4 3 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.22%) iPad
5 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.11%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.11%) Replication
6 1 (1.11%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 62 (68.89%) Windows
2 33 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 24 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 6 (6.67%) UNIX
7 5 (5.56%) Linux
7 5 (5.56%) Apple iOS
8 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.33%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.22%) Android
10 2 (2.22%) CentOS
11 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.11%) Debian
11 1 (1.11%) Fedora
11 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.11%) AIX
11 1 (1.11%) HPUX
11 1 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.56%) ITIL
2 14 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (14.44%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (12.22%) Service Delivery
5 10 (11.11%) High Availability
6 9 (10.00%) MVC
6 9 (10.00%) MVVM
7 7 (7.78%) Web Application Development
7 7 (7.78%) Migration
7 7 (7.78%) Scrum
7 7 (7.78%) TDD
7 7 (7.78%) Dependency Injection
7 7 (7.78%) Kanban
7 7 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (6.67%) Information Assurance
9 5 (5.56%) Project Management
9 5 (5.56%) OO
9 5 (5.56%) CRM
9 5 (5.56%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.78%) SQL
2 14 (15.56%) PowerShell
3 10 (11.11%) C#
4 9 (10.00%) Java
5 7 (7.78%) VBScript
6 6 (6.67%) VB
6 6 (6.67%) PHP
7 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 40 (44.44%) MCSE
2 29 (32.22%) MCITP
3 20 (22.22%) MCTS
3 20 (22.22%) MCP
4 15 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (14.44%) MCSA
6 10 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (8.89%) MCAD
7 8 (8.89%) MCSD
8 6 (6.67%) Degree
9 5 (5.56%) MCDBA
9 5 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (4.44%) Sun Certification
10 4 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (3.33%) MCSM
11 3 (3.33%) CCNA
11 3 (3.33%) CCA
12 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
12 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
12 2 (2.22%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 14 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.89%) VMware ESX
4 8 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (7.78%) XenDesktop
5 7 (7.78%) vSphere
6 3 (3.33%) XenApp
6 3 (3.33%) XenServer
7 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) SCCM
2 3 (3.33%) Puppet
3 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 59 (65.56%) Microsoft
2 28 (31.11%) Citrix
3 26 (28.89%) VMware
4 13 (14.44%) Cisco
5 7 (7.78%) Oracle
6 5 (5.56%) SAP
6 5 (5.56%) JD Edwards
7 3 (3.33%) Juniper
7 3 (3.33%) Dell
8 2 (2.22%) Pegasus
8 2 (2.22%) Symantec
8 2 (2.22%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.22%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (1.11%) GFI Software
9 1 (1.11%) NETGEAR
9 1 (1.11%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.11%) Siemens
9 1 (1.11%) Avaya
9 1 (1.11%) HP
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Gold Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Harlow, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago