The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 242 233 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 20.27% 19.50% 22.56%
As % of the Vendors category 47.83% 36.93% 44.64%
Number of salaries quoted 186 201 223
Average salary £39,500 £38,000 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.94% -6.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £68,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
East of England

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

Vendors Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
506 631 569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 42.38% 52.80% 50.53%
Number of salaries quoted 371 544 500
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £29,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Essex region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Essex

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Essex

Microsoft
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 within the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Chelmsford +1 44 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Brentwood +4 37 £37,500 +17.18% 9
Colchester -2 37 £35,000 - 3
Basildon -5 15 £43,750 +27.73% 1
Southend-on-Sea +3 11 £20,000 -42.85%
Billericay +1 7 £22,500 -43.75%
Harlow -5 6 £55,000 +29.41%
Witham - 3 £37,500 -
Epping - 2 £38,750 -
Braintree +1 1 - -
Loughton 0 1 £37,500 +59.57%
Maldon - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Essex region citing Microsoft 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.

1 221 (45.57%) MS Excel
2 208 (42.89%) Windows
3 191 (39.38%) SQL Server
4 143 (29.48%) SQL
4 143 (29.48%) Active Directory
5 131 (27.01%) .NET
6 126 (25.98%) Finance
7 122 (25.15%) VMware
7 122 (25.15%) C#
8 99 (20.41%) DNS
9 96 (19.79%) MS Office
9 96 (19.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 88 (18.14%) HTML
10 88 (18.14%) ITIL
10 88 (18.14%) DHCP
11 87 (17.94%) JavaScript
12 83 (17.11%) Citrix
13 68 (14.02%) MVC
14 66 (13.61%) Change Management
14 66 (13.61%) Project Management
15 64 (13.20%) CSS
16 63 (12.99%) Oracle
17 61 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
18 59 (12.16%) Degree
19 55 (11.34%) SAN
20 54 (11.13%) MS Exchange
21 53 (10.93%) ASP.NET
22 51 (10.52%) VB.NET
22 51 (10.52%) Firewall
23 50 (10.31%) Disaster Recovery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Essex region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 54 (11.13%) MS Exchange
2 27 (5.57%) IIS
3 26 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (2.68%) SharePoint
7 10 (2.06%) JBoss
8 9 (1.86%) SAS
8 9 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.03%) Lync
13 2 (0.41%) Node.js
13 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.41%) Captiva
Applications
1 221 (45.57%) MS Excel
2 96 (19.79%) MS Office
3 21 (4.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.44%) MS Project
6 5 (1.03%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (1.03%) InDesign
6 5 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.82%) Final Cut Pro
8 3 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (1.65%) AWD
2 4 (0.82%) Visualfiles
2 4 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.41%) Primavera
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.12%) Office 365
2 3 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.21%) SaaS
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 99 (20.41%) DNS
2 88 (18.14%) DHCP
3 55 (11.34%) SAN
4 51 (10.52%) Firewall
5 46 (9.48%) LDAP
6 29 (5.98%) TCP/IP
7 20 (4.12%) VPN
8 12 (2.47%) LAN
9 11 (2.27%) Internet
10 8 (1.65%) VoIP
10 8 (1.65%) WAN
10 8 (1.65%) Wireless
11 7 (1.44%) NAS
12 5 (1.03%) VLAN
12 5 (1.03%) IP Telephony
12 5 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.03%) WLAN
13 4 (0.82%) PBX
13 4 (0.82%) FTP
13 4 (0.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (39.38%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (6.80%) MySQL
4 28 (5.77%) Relational Database
5 25 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 25 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (4.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (3.71%) DTS
10 15 (3.09%) MS Access
10 15 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.86%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (1.24%) EDRMS
13 3 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.41%) ProClarity
14 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (0.41%) SAP BI
14 2 (0.41%) Data Mining
15 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 35 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (3.09%) Selenium
2 15 (3.09%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 13 (2.68%) Visual Studio
4 10 (2.06%) Moq
5 9 (1.86%) SpecFlow
6 6 (1.24%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.03%) TestDirector
7 5 (1.03%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.82%) HP UFT
8 4 (0.82%) JIRA
9 3 (0.62%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.62%) XMLSpy
10 2 (0.41%) LabVIEW
10 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.41%) JUnit
10 2 (0.41%) Subversion
10 2 (0.41%) jMock
General
1 126 (25.98%) Finance
2 21 (4.33%) Legal
3 16 (3.30%) Back Office
4 15 (3.09%) Retail
5 12 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.86%) Law
7 8 (1.65%) Banking
8 7 (1.44%) Automotive
9 6 (1.24%) Electronics
10 4 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.82%) Games
10 4 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) Avionics
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 131 (27.01%) Developer
2 70 (14.43%) Analyst
3 60 (12.37%) .NET Developer
4 45 (9.28%) C# Developer
5 44 (9.07%) C# .NET Developer
6 43 (8.87%) Web Developer
7 40 (8.25%) .NET Web Developer
8 34 (7.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 31 (6.39%) Software Developer
10 28 (5.77%) Support Analyst
11 25 (5.15%) C# Web Developer
12 22 (4.54%) Support Engineer
12 22 (4.54%) Applications Support
13 20 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
14 19 (3.92%) Software Engineer
14 19 (3.92%) Administrator
15 18 (3.71%) VB.NET Developer
16 17 (3.51%) Graduate
17 16 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
18 15 (3.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (27.01%) .NET
2 88 (18.14%) HTML
3 64 (13.20%) CSS
4 53 (10.93%) ASP.NET
5 40 (8.25%) jQuery
6 36 (7.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 35 (7.22%) XML
8 30 (6.19%) .NET Framework
9 24 (4.95%) JSON
9 24 (4.95%) LINQ
10 22 (4.54%) WPF
11 21 (4.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 20 (4.12%) Entity Framework
12 20 (4.12%) WinForms
13 19 (3.92%) Razor View Engine
14 16 (3.30%) WCF
15 14 (2.89%) Web Services
15 14 (2.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 14 (2.89%) HTML5
16 13 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.84%) Computer Science
2 32 (6.60%) CMDB
3 31 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.15%) User Experience
5 23 (4.74%) Clustering
6 20 (4.12%) Management Information System
6 20 (4.12%) AS400
7 17 (3.51%) Blackberry
8 16 (3.30%) Replication
9 15 (3.09%) iSeries
10 13 (2.68%) Data Centre
11 11 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (2.27%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.24%) IVR
13 4 (0.82%) Statistics
13 4 (0.82%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.82%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.82%) Telematics
13 4 (0.82%) Cybercrime
14 3 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 208 (42.89%) Windows
2 50 (10.31%) Linux
2 50 (10.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (7.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (4.12%) Windows 8
5 20 (4.12%) Windows 7
6 18 (3.71%) Solaris
7 17 (3.51%) UNIX
7 17 (3.51%) Windows XP
8 14 (2.89%) AIX
8 14 (2.89%) Data ONTAP
9 12 (2.47%) Windows 2000
10 6 (1.24%) Android
11 5 (1.03%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.82%) Debian
13 3 (0.62%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.62%) HPUX
14 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (18.14%) ITIL
2 68 (14.02%) MVC
3 66 (13.61%) Project Management
3 66 (13.61%) Change Management
4 61 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (10.31%) Disaster Recovery
6 43 (8.87%) OO
7 38 (7.84%) SDLC
8 32 (6.60%) Security Patching
9 31 (6.39%) Scrum
10 29 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (4.95%) Software Engineering
12 23 (4.74%) Change Control
13 21 (4.33%) PRINCE2
14 20 (4.12%) OOP
15 19 (3.92%) Web Application Development
15 19 (3.92%) Time Management
16 17 (3.51%) Mentoring
16 17 (3.51%) Software Testing
16 17 (3.51%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (29.48%) SQL
2 122 (25.15%) C#
3 87 (17.94%) JavaScript
4 51 (10.52%) VB.NET
5 47 (9.69%) T-SQL
6 28 (5.77%) PowerShell
7 20 (4.12%) VBScript
7 20 (4.12%) C
8 19 (3.92%) Java
9 8 (1.65%) VBA
10 6 (1.24%) VB
10 6 (1.24%) C++
11 5 (1.03%) Perl
11 5 (1.03%) Python
12 4 (0.82%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.62%) XAML
13 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.62%) PHP
14 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.21%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 59 (12.16%) Degree
2 47 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (2.47%) MCSE
4 12 (2.47%) CCNP
5 10 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.86%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.65%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (1.65%) CCNA
7 8 (1.65%) MCP
8 7 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (1.24%) MCITP
9 6 (1.24%) CCIE
10 5 (1.03%) MCSA
10 5 (1.03%) CISSP
10 5 (1.03%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.82%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.48%) SLA
2 25 (5.15%) QA
3 2 (0.41%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 143 (29.48%) Active Directory
2 96 (19.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (5.57%) VMware ESX
4 14 (2.89%) XenApp
4 14 (2.89%) XenServer
5 7 (1.44%) vSphere
6 4 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.82%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.82%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.41%) Firmware
7 2 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (3.71%) SCCM
2 15 (3.09%) Tivoli
2 15 (3.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 15 (3.09%) Backup Exec
3 14 (2.89%) SCOM
4 9 (1.86%) WSUS
5 6 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.24%) Puppet
6 5 (1.03%) Nagios
7 4 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.41%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.41%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.21%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.21%) Control-M
10 1 (0.21%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 122 (25.15%) VMware
2 83 (17.11%) Citrix
3 63 (12.99%) Oracle
4 44 (9.07%) Cisco
5 41 (8.45%) SolarWinds
6 30 (6.19%) NetApp
7 26 (5.36%) IBM
7 26 (5.36%) HP
8 15 (3.09%) Symantec
9 14 (2.89%) BMC
10 13 (2.68%) Sun
11 9 (1.86%) Infor
11 9 (1.86%) Sitecore
12 8 (1.65%) Apple
13 7 (1.44%) Adobe
13 7 (1.44%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.24%) webMethods
14 6 (1.24%) SAP
14 6 (1.24%) MicroStrategy
15 4 (0.82%) i2
Brentwood, Essex
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £43000.00 - £46000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £43000.00 - £46000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Essex
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Shenfield, Essex
Pure Resourcing Solutions Ltd
Salary: Not specified
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Nakama
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £16000.00 - £16500.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Louis Hampshire
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
NAK Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £17000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Technology Means Business Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago