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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 246 246 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 20.31% 22.34% 25.02%
As % of the Vendors category 37.27% 44.17% 46.24%
Number of salaries quoted 214 221 258
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,150 £27,750 £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
660 557 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 54.50% 50.59% 54.11%
Number of salaries quoted 574 494 533
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,300 £55,000
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 23 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 23 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 47 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Chelmsford -1 34 £59,000 +47.50% 3
Basildon 0 18 £32,500 -33.33% 1
Harlow +1 14 £42,500 -21.29% 1
Brentwood -3 12 £32,000 -1.53% 1
Saffron Walden -5 7 £34,250 -6.16% 1
Billericay +4 5 £40,000 +23.07%
Waltham Abbey +2 3 £22,500 -35.25%
Southend-on-Sea -8 3 £35,000 -7.89% 1
Chigwell - 3 £37,500 -
Braintree -2 2 £13,500 -28.94%
Harwich - 2 £35,000 -
Canvey Island - 1 £18,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 216 (41.14%) MS Excel
2 210 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 185 (35.24%) Windows
4 174 (33.14%) C#
5 169 (32.19%) .NET
6 159 (30.29%) SQL
7 125 (23.81%) Finance
8 113 (21.52%) ASP.NET
9 104 (19.81%) Active Directory
10 94 (17.90%) MS Office
11 80 (15.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 76 (14.48%) JavaScript
13 73 (13.90%) Degree
14 71 (13.52%) MS Exchange
15 70 (13.33%) HTML
16 68 (12.95%) VMware
17 67 (12.76%) SharePoint
17 67 (12.76%) Windows Server 2008
18 65 (12.38%) CSS
19 61 (11.62%) Web Services
19 61 (11.62%) Visual Studio
20 59 (11.24%) Citrix
21 56 (10.67%) MVC
21 56 (10.67%) Windows Server 2003
22 52 (9.90%) ITIL
23 51 (9.71%) WinForms
23 51 (9.71%) Windows 7
24 50 (9.52%) OO
25 49 (9.33%) WCF
26 45 (8.57%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 71 (13.52%) MS Exchange
2 67 (12.76%) SharePoint
3 39 (7.43%) IIS
4 34 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.14%) CMS
10 5 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.76%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.76%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.38%) Content Management Server
14 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.19%) Apache
14 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.19%) Lync
Applications
1 216 (41.14%) MS Excel
2 94 (17.90%) MS Office
3 18 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (3.05%) MS Project
5 9 (1.71%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.19%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.14%) Dynamics GP
3 5 (0.95%) assyst
3 5 (0.95%) Magento
4 4 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.57%) AWD
6 2 (0.38%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.19%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.19%) HFM
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.86%) Office 365
2 4 (0.76%) IaaS
2 4 (0.76%) SaaS
2 4 (0.76%) PaaS
3 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.57%) Firewall
2 37 (7.05%) DNS
3 28 (5.33%) VPN
4 27 (5.14%) TCP/IP
5 24 (4.57%) DHCP
6 21 (4.00%) SAN
7 17 (3.24%) Internet
8 15 (2.86%) LAN
9 14 (2.67%) WAN
10 10 (1.90%) ADSL
10 10 (1.90%) VLAN
10 10 (1.90%) Network Security
11 9 (1.71%) VoIP
12 8 (1.52%) NAS
13 7 (1.33%) IP Telephony
14 6 (1.14%) LDAP
14 6 (1.14%) FTP
15 5 (0.95%) VDSL
16 3 (0.57%) Ethernet
17 2 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (7.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (7.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (4.19%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.86%) DTS
7 13 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (2.10%) Crystal Reports
9 10 (1.90%) MySQL
9 10 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (1.14%) MS Access
11 6 (1.14%) QlikView
11 6 (1.14%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.95%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.57%) EDRMS
13 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.38%) InterSystems Cache
14 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 61 (11.62%) Visual Studio
2 17 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (3.05%) NUnit
4 14 (2.67%) MSTest
4 14 (2.67%) Rhino Mocks
4 14 (2.67%) Moq
5 10 (1.90%) Subversion
6 7 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.95%) TestDirector
7 5 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (0.76%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.38%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.38%) Selenium
11 1 (0.19%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.19%) XMLSpy
11 1 (0.19%) JIRA
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
General
1 125 (23.81%) Finance
2 20 (3.81%) Marketing
3 9 (1.71%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.52%) Banking
5 7 (1.33%) Advertising
5 7 (1.33%) Electronics
6 5 (0.95%) Back Office
6 5 (0.95%) Publishing
7 4 (0.76%) Law
7 4 (0.76%) Legal
7 4 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.57%) Automotive
8 3 (0.57%) Retail
9 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.19%) Local Government
10 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 175 (33.33%) Developer
2 101 (19.24%) Analyst
3 58 (11.05%) C# Developer
4 54 (10.29%) .NET Developer
5 52 (9.90%) Software Developer
6 39 (7.43%) Support Analyst
7 30 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 30 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
8 29 (5.52%) DBA
9 27 (5.14%) Architect
10 23 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (4.38%) SQL DBA
11 22 (4.19%) Project Manager
12 21 (4.00%) Support Engineer
13 18 (3.43%) Team Leader
14 17 (3.24%) Desktop Support
14 17 (3.24%) Network Engineer
15 16 (3.05%) ASP.NET Developer
15 16 (3.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 15 (2.86%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (32.19%) .NET
2 113 (21.52%) ASP.NET
3 70 (13.33%) HTML
4 65 (12.38%) CSS
5 61 (11.62%) Web Services
6 51 (9.71%) WinForms
7 49 (9.33%) WCF
8 39 (7.43%) SOAP
9 36 (6.86%) WPF
10 35 (6.67%) XML
11 31 (5.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 27 (5.14%) Ajax
13 23 (4.38%) jQuery
14 21 (4.00%) Silverlight
14 21 (4.00%) XHTML
15 19 (3.62%) Ruby on Rails
16 14 (2.67%) Razor View Engine
16 14 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 13 (2.48%) Unity DI Container
17 13 (2.48%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.10%) Computer Science
2 21 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
3 17 (3.24%) Blackberry
3 17 (3.24%) Replication
4 16 (3.05%) Clustering
4 16 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.71%) N-Tier
5 9 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (1.14%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.14%) Telematics
6 6 (1.14%) Smartphone
7 5 (0.95%) AS400
7 5 (0.95%) Mobile App
7 5 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (0.76%) Open Source
8 4 (0.76%) CUDA
8 4 (0.76%) PMI
9 3 (0.57%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.57%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 185 (35.24%) Windows
2 67 (12.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (10.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 51 (9.71%) Windows 7
5 42 (8.00%) Android
6 31 (5.90%) Windows XP
7 28 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (5.14%) Linux
9 21 (4.00%) Windows 8
10 18 (3.43%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.48%) UNIX
12 11 (2.10%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (10.67%) MVC
2 52 (9.90%) ITIL
3 50 (9.52%) OO
4 43 (8.19%) TDD
5 40 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (6.29%) Project Management
7 30 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
8 28 (5.33%) Android Development
9 27 (5.14%) MVVM
10 25 (4.76%) Service Delivery
11 22 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (4.19%) Scrum
12 21 (4.00%) Migration
12 21 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (3.81%) Incident Management
13 20 (3.81%) PRINCE2
14 19 (3.62%) OOP
14 19 (3.62%) Software Engineering
15 18 (3.43%) CRM
15 18 (3.43%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 174 (33.14%) C#
2 159 (30.29%) SQL
3 76 (14.48%) JavaScript
4 42 (8.00%) Java
5 35 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 31 (5.90%) T-SQL
7 23 (4.38%) C++
8 21 (4.00%) C
9 19 (3.62%) Ruby
10 17 (3.24%) VBScript
11 12 (2.29%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.52%) VB
12 8 (1.52%) PHP
13 7 (1.33%) F#
14 4 (0.76%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.76%) VBA
15 2 (0.38%) Python
15 2 (0.38%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.19%) XAML
Qualifications
1 80 (15.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (13.90%) Degree
3 33 (6.29%) MCP
4 31 (5.90%) MCSE
5 27 (5.14%) ITIL Certification
6 24 (4.57%) MCITP
7 14 (2.67%) MCSA
7 14 (2.67%) MCAD
7 14 (2.67%) MCSD
8 13 (2.48%) MCTS
9 10 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (1.14%) Security Cleared
11 5 (0.95%) VCP5
11 5 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.76%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.76%) PMP
12 4 (0.76%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.90%) SLA
2 11 (2.10%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.33%) COBIT
4 6 (1.14%) QA
5 1 (0.19%) P3O
System Software
1 104 (19.81%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.38%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (2.48%) vSphere
5 10 (1.90%) XenApp
6 7 (1.33%) Terminal Services
6 7 (1.33%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.95%) Terminal Server
7 5 (0.95%) XenServer
8 4 (0.76%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.57%) vCloud
10 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.19%) UAG
Systems Management
1 26 (4.95%) Backup Exec
2 14 (2.67%) SCCM
3 9 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (1.52%) WSUS
5 6 (1.14%) ARCserve
5 6 (1.14%) Puppet
6 5 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.76%) Nagios
8 3 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.38%) SCOM
9 2 (0.38%) Munin
9 2 (0.38%) Opsview
10 1 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.19%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.19%) OpenView
10 1 (0.19%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.19%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 68 (12.95%) VMware
2 59 (11.24%) Citrix
3 35 (6.67%) Cisco
4 25 (4.76%) Oracle
5 23 (4.38%) DevExpress
6 20 (3.81%) Symantec
7 15 (2.86%) Sophos
8 14 (2.67%) JBoss
9 12 (2.29%) Juniper
10 11 (2.10%) Red Gate
11 8 (1.52%) IBM
12 7 (1.33%) Adobe
12 7 (1.33%) HP
13 6 (1.14%) Dell
13 6 (1.14%) SAP
13 6 (1.14%) Guidewire
13 6 (1.14%) Veeam
13 6 (1.14%) McAfee
13 6 (1.14%) LANDesk
13 6 (1.14%) WatchGuard
Harlow, Essex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Salary DOE plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £23500 per annum + Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 5 days ago
Southend-On-Sea
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £33000 - £41000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £15000 - £16000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + car, pension, gym, health care , bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Essex
ECM Selection
Salary: to £38k
Posted: 13 days ago
Colchester
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Discretionary Bonus, Pension
Posted: 14 days ago
Essex
Modis International - London
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 16 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 19 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 19 days ago
Essex
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Chelmsford
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + pension, on site gym, free lunch!
Posted: 21 days ago
Essex
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago