The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Essex region.

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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 233 259 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 19.53% 23.04% 25.06%
As % of the Vendors category 36.93% 44.81% 46.81%
Number of salaries quoted 201 228 257
Average salary £38,000 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.43% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,700 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
631 578 626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 52.89% 51.42% 53.55%
Number of salaries quoted 544 506 528
Average salary £42,500 £43,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,100 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
East of England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 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
Colchester +8 46 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Chelmsford 0 32 £60,000 +50.00% 4
Harlow +2 17 £42,500 -21.29% 1
Basildon -2 15 £34,250 -31.50% 2
Brentwood -2 13 £32,000 -1.53% 1
Saffron Walden -3 8 £34,250 -6.16% 1
Billericay +5 3 £40,000 +23.07%
Waltham Abbey +2 3 £22,500 -35.25%
Chigwell - 3 £37,500 -
Harwich - 2 £35,000 -
Loughton +3 1 £23,500 -44.70% 1
Braintree -2 1 £13,500 -28.94%
Southend-on-Sea -9 1 £35,000 -7.89% 2
Canvey Island - 1 £18,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 210 (40.46%) MS Excel
2 207 (39.88%) SQL Server
3 180 (34.68%) Windows
4 170 (32.76%) C#
5 167 (32.18%) .NET
6 153 (29.48%) SQL
7 122 (23.51%) Finance
8 112 (21.58%) ASP.NET
9 98 (18.88%) Active Directory
10 94 (18.11%) MS Office
11 75 (14.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 72 (13.87%) JavaScript
13 70 (13.49%) Degree
14 69 (13.29%) VMware
15 67 (12.91%) HTML
16 66 (12.72%) MS Exchange
17 65 (12.52%) SharePoint
18 64 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
19 62 (11.95%) CSS
19 62 (11.95%) Web Services
20 60 (11.56%) Visual Studio
21 58 (11.18%) Citrix
22 55 (10.60%) Windows Server 2003
23 53 (10.21%) MVC
23 53 (10.21%) ITIL
24 52 (10.02%) WinForms
25 50 (9.63%) WCF
26 49 (9.44%) OO
27 48 (9.25%) Windows 7
28 44 (8.48%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 66 (12.72%) MS Exchange
2 65 (12.52%) SharePoint
3 40 (7.71%) IIS
4 34 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.96%) CMS
10 4 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.58%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.39%) Content Management Server
13 1 (0.19%) Lync
13 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.19%) Apache
13 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 210 (40.46%) MS Excel
2 94 (18.11%) MS Office
3 18 (3.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (3.28%) MS Project
5 9 (1.73%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.19%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.16%) Dynamics GP
2 5 (0.96%) Magento
2 5 (0.96%) assyst
3 4 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.58%) AWD
5 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.39%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.19%) HFM
6 1 (0.19%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.70%) Office 365
2 3 (0.58%) SaaS
2 3 (0.58%) PaaS
2 3 (0.58%) IaaS
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.48%) Firewall
2 35 (6.74%) DNS
3 27 (5.20%) TCP/IP
4 26 (5.01%) VPN
5 25 (4.82%) DHCP
6 22 (4.24%) SAN
7 16 (3.08%) Internet
8 14 (2.70%) LAN
9 13 (2.50%) WAN
10 10 (1.93%) VLAN
10 10 (1.93%) Network Security
10 10 (1.93%) ADSL
11 9 (1.73%) VoIP
12 8 (1.54%) NAS
13 7 (1.35%) IP Telephony
14 6 (1.16%) FTP
14 6 (1.16%) LDAP
15 5 (0.96%) VDSL
16 3 (0.58%) Ethernet
17 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (39.88%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (6.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 36 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.89%) DTS
6 13 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (2.12%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (1.93%) MySQL
9 9 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.96%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.96%) QlikView
12 4 (0.77%) MS Access
13 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.58%) EDRMS
14 2 (0.39%) InterSystems Cache
14 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 60 (11.56%) Visual Studio
2 17 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (2.89%) NUnit
4 13 (2.50%) MSTest
4 13 (2.50%) Rhino Mocks
4 13 (2.50%) Moq
5 9 (1.73%) Subversion
6 7 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.96%) TestDirector
7 5 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (0.77%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.58%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.39%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.39%) Selenium
10 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.19%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
General
1 122 (23.51%) Finance
2 19 (3.66%) Marketing
3 9 (1.73%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.73%) Banking
4 7 (1.35%) Electronics
4 7 (1.35%) Advertising
5 5 (0.96%) Publishing
5 5 (0.96%) Back Office
6 4 (0.77%) Law
6 4 (0.77%) Legal
6 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.58%) Automotive
7 3 (0.58%) Front Office
7 3 (0.58%) Retail
8 2 (0.39%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.39%) Local Government
8 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.19%) Military
9 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 172 (33.14%) Developer
2 101 (19.46%) Analyst
3 57 (10.98%) C# Developer
4 55 (10.60%) .NET Developer
5 50 (9.63%) Software Developer
6 41 (7.90%) Support Analyst
7 30 (5.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 30 (5.78%) C# .NET Developer
8 28 (5.39%) DBA
9 25 (4.82%) Architect
10 23 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (4.43%) SQL DBA
11 22 (4.24%) Support Engineer
11 22 (4.24%) Project Manager
12 17 (3.28%) Desktop Support
12 17 (3.28%) Team Leader
13 16 (3.08%) ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (3.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (3.08%) Network Engineer
14 15 (2.89%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (32.18%) .NET
2 112 (21.58%) ASP.NET
3 67 (12.91%) HTML
4 62 (11.95%) CSS
4 62 (11.95%) Web Services
5 52 (10.02%) WinForms
6 50 (9.63%) WCF
7 40 (7.71%) SOAP
8 35 (6.74%) WPF
9 34 (6.55%) XML
10 29 (5.59%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (5.01%) Ajax
12 24 (4.62%) jQuery
13 21 (4.05%) Silverlight
14 20 (3.85%) XHTML
15 19 (3.66%) Ruby on Rails
16 13 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 13 (2.50%) Razor View Engine
17 12 (2.31%) Spring.NET
17 12 (2.31%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.17%) Computer Science
2 20 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
3 17 (3.28%) Replication
4 16 (3.08%) Clustering
5 15 (2.89%) Blackberry
6 14 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.73%) N-Tier
7 9 (1.73%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.16%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.16%) Smartphone
8 6 (1.16%) Telematics
9 5 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.96%) AS400
10 4 (0.77%) PMI
10 4 (0.77%) Open Source
11 3 (0.58%) CUDA
11 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.58%) E-Learning
11 3 (0.58%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 180 (34.68%) Windows
2 64 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (10.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (9.25%) Windows 7
5 42 (8.09%) Android
6 30 (5.78%) Windows XP
7 27 (5.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (5.20%) Linux
8 18 (3.47%) Apple iOS
8 18 (3.47%) Windows 8
9 13 (2.50%) UNIX
10 9 (1.73%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (10.21%) MVC
1 53 (10.21%) ITIL
2 49 (9.44%) OO
3 41 (7.90%) TDD
4 39 (7.51%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (6.36%) Project Management
6 29 (5.59%) Performance Tuning
7 28 (5.39%) Android Development
8 26 (5.01%) MVVM
9 25 (4.82%) Service Delivery
10 23 (4.43%) Migration
11 21 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (4.05%) Scrum
12 20 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (3.47%) Software Engineering
13 18 (3.47%) Incident Management
13 18 (3.47%) OOP
13 18 (3.47%) PRINCE2
14 17 (3.28%) Change Control
14 17 (3.28%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 170 (32.76%) C#
2 153 (29.48%) SQL
3 72 (13.87%) JavaScript
4 43 (8.29%) Java
5 35 (6.74%) VB.NET
6 29 (5.59%) T-SQL
7 22 (4.24%) C++
8 21 (4.05%) C
9 19 (3.66%) Ruby
10 18 (3.47%) VBScript
11 13 (2.50%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.54%) VB
12 8 (1.54%) PHP
13 7 (1.35%) F#
14 4 (0.77%) VBA
15 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.58%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.58%) Python
16 2 (0.39%) Perl
16 2 (0.39%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 75 (14.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (13.49%) Degree
3 32 (6.17%) MCP
3 32 (6.17%) MCSE
4 25 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (4.62%) MCITP
6 14 (2.70%) MCSA
7 13 (2.50%) MCAD
7 13 (2.50%) MCSD
7 13 (2.50%) MCTS
8 10 (1.93%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (1.16%) Security Cleared
10 5 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.96%) VCP5
10 5 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.77%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.77%) PMP
11 4 (0.77%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.77%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.20%) SLA
2 11 (2.12%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.35%) COBIT
4 6 (1.16%) QA
5 1 (0.19%) P3O
System Software
1 98 (18.88%) Active Directory
2 33 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.43%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.50%) vSphere
4 13 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (1.93%) XenApp
6 7 (1.35%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.16%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.16%) XenServer
8 5 (0.96%) Terminal Server
8 5 (0.96%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.58%) vCloud
11 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.19%) UAG
11 1 (0.19%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 24 (4.62%) Backup Exec
2 14 (2.70%) SCCM
3 7 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.16%) WSUS
4 6 (1.16%) ARCserve
4 6 (1.16%) Puppet
5 5 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.77%) Nagios
7 3 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.39%) SCOM
8 2 (0.39%) Opsview
8 2 (0.39%) Munin
9 1 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.19%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.19%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.19%) OpenView
9 1 (0.19%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 69 (13.29%) VMware
2 58 (11.18%) Citrix
3 34 (6.55%) Cisco
4 24 (4.62%) Oracle
4 24 (4.62%) DevExpress
5 17 (3.28%) Symantec
6 14 (2.70%) Sophos
7 13 (2.50%) JBoss
8 11 (2.12%) Red Gate
8 11 (2.12%) Juniper
9 7 (1.35%) IBM
10 6 (1.16%) LANDesk
10 6 (1.16%) WatchGuard
10 6 (1.16%) Adobe
10 6 (1.16%) HP
10 6 (1.16%) Dell
10 6 (1.16%) SAP
10 6 (1.16%) Veeam
10 6 (1.16%) Guidewire
11 5 (0.96%) AVG
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Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
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