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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 272 224 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 21.20% 23.50% 26.45%
As % of the Vendors category 40.30% 43.50% 54.57%
Number of salaries quoted 201 176 219
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -8.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
675 515 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 52.61% 54.04% 48.47%
Number of salaries quoted 524 409 375
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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 January 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 30 January 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
Brentwood +2 61 £48,750 +21.87% 4
Chelmsford 0 50 £40,000 - 3
Colchester 0 24 £22,000 -23.14% 3
Basildon -3 9 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £45,000 - 2
Harlow -3 6 £29,000 -46.29%
Saffron Walden - 2 £38,750 -
Billericay +4 1 £30,000 - 1
Hockley - 1 £20,000 -
Loughton - 1 £29,000 -
Purfleet - 1 £47,000 -
Dunmow - 1 £28,750 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 190 (40.77%) Windows
2 166 (35.62%) MS Excel
3 154 (33.05%) SQL
4 142 (30.47%) .NET
5 127 (27.25%) Active Directory
6 113 (24.25%) C#
7 106 (22.75%) SQL Server
8 98 (21.03%) Finance
9 92 (19.74%) ASP.NET
10 83 (17.81%) ITIL
11 80 (17.17%) MS Office
11 80 (17.17%) Citrix
12 75 (16.09%) VMware
13 67 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 65 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
15 64 (13.73%) DNS
16 62 (13.30%) MS Exchange
17 60 (12.88%) Degree
18 59 (12.66%) MVC
19 57 (12.23%) SAN
20 54 (11.59%) JavaScript
20 54 (11.59%) VB.NET
21 52 (11.16%) HTML
21 52 (11.16%) HP
21 52 (11.16%) Firewall
22 51 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
22 51 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
23 50 (10.73%) Windows 7
23 50 (10.73%) Windows Server 2003
24 49 (10.52%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 62 (13.30%) MS Exchange
2 41 (8.80%) SharePoint
3 37 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (5.36%) IIS
5 24 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 22 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (3.22%) Lync
9 13 (2.79%) JBoss
10 6 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.43%) WorkSite
12 2 (0.43%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.21%) Apache
13 1 (0.21%) SugarCRM
13 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 166 (35.62%) MS Excel
2 80 (17.17%) MS Office
3 28 (6.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.58%) MS Project
5 8 (1.72%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.21%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 7 (1.50%) Magento
2 5 (1.07%) Sage 200
3 4 (0.86%) AWD
4 2 (0.43%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.21%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.21%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.43%) SaaS
3 2 (0.43%) IaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 64 (13.73%) DNS
2 57 (12.23%) SAN
3 52 (11.16%) Firewall
4 40 (8.58%) Internet
5 37 (7.94%) VPN
5 37 (7.94%) DHCP
6 17 (3.65%) LAN
7 16 (3.43%) WAN
8 11 (2.36%) TCP/IP
9 10 (2.15%) LDAP
10 8 (1.72%) HTTP
11 7 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (1.29%) Network Security
12 6 (1.29%) Broadband
13 5 (1.07%) VLAN
13 5 (1.07%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.07%) Junos
14 4 (0.86%) NAS
14 4 (0.86%) Intranet
14 4 (0.86%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (22.75%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (4.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 20 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (3.65%) Relational Database
7 15 (3.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (2.79%) Crystal Reports
9 13 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (2.15%) MS Access
10 10 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.29%) MySQL
12 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.21%) OLTP
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.21%) Data Mart
13 1 (0.21%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 14 (3.00%) Subversion
1 14 (3.00%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.15%) TestDirector
3 9 (1.93%) NUnit
4 7 (1.50%) JUnit
4 7 (1.50%) MSTest
5 5 (1.07%) jMock
5 5 (1.07%) Rhino Mocks
5 5 (1.07%) Moq
5 5 (1.07%) Mockito
6 4 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.64%) Selenium
8 2 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.43%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 98 (21.03%) Finance
2 17 (3.65%) Automotive
3 15 (3.22%) Banking
4 14 (3.00%) Law
5 11 (2.36%) Legal
6 10 (2.15%) Local Government
6 10 (2.15%) Advertising
7 9 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.50%) Retail
9 6 (1.29%) Marketing
10 5 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.86%) Back Office
12 3 (0.64%) Electronics
13 2 (0.43%) Billing
13 2 (0.43%) Front Office
14 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.21%) Games
14 1 (0.21%) Publishing
14 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 123 (26.39%) Developer
2 73 (15.67%) Analyst
3 48 (10.30%) .NET Developer
4 40 (8.58%) Software Developer
5 29 (6.22%) C# Developer
6 25 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (5.36%) Senior Developer
6 25 (5.36%) Consultant
6 25 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
7 23 (4.94%) Support Engineer
8 20 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 20 (4.29%) Architect
9 18 (3.86%) Support Analyst
10 17 (3.65%) Administrator
11 16 (3.43%) Network Engineer
12 15 (3.22%) Test Analyst
13 14 (3.00%) Technical Support
14 13 (2.79%) Technical Architect
14 13 (2.79%) Java Developer
15 11 (2.36%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (30.47%) .NET
2 92 (19.74%) ASP.NET
3 52 (11.16%) HTML
4 48 (10.30%) .NET Framework
5 44 (9.44%) XML
6 43 (9.23%) Web Services
7 38 (8.15%) WinForms
8 34 (7.30%) CSS
8 34 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 32 (6.87%) WPF
10 26 (5.58%) Razor View Engine
11 25 (5.36%) JSON
11 25 (5.36%) LINQ
11 25 (5.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 24 (5.15%) WCF
13 22 (4.72%) jQuery
14 19 (4.08%) SOAP
15 13 (2.79%) Spring
15 13 (2.79%) Ajax
16 12 (2.58%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.73%) Blackberry
2 28 (6.01%) Computer Science
2 28 (6.01%) Clustering
3 25 (5.36%) AS400
3 25 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.72%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.72%) Open Source
5 12 (2.58%) iSeries
5 12 (2.58%) Mathematics
6 11 (2.36%) NHS
7 10 (2.15%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.72%) Statistics
8 8 (1.72%) Replication
9 6 (1.29%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.07%) LIMS
10 5 (1.07%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.07%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (1.07%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.07%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.86%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 190 (40.77%) Windows
2 51 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 51 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 50 (10.73%) Windows 7
3 50 (10.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (10.52%) Linux
5 32 (6.87%) Windows 8
6 26 (5.58%) Windows XP
7 15 (3.22%) Solaris
8 13 (2.79%) UNIX
9 10 (2.15%) AIX
10 9 (1.93%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (1.72%) Android
12 6 (1.29%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.64%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.43%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.43%) VMS
16 1 (0.21%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (17.81%) ITIL
2 59 (12.66%) MVC
3 48 (10.30%) Web Development
4 44 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 37 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (7.30%) Project Management
8 33 (7.08%) Change Management
9 31 (6.65%) Service Delivery
10 30 (6.44%) Mentoring
11 28 (6.01%) ETL
12 27 (5.79%) Web Application Development
13 26 (5.58%) Migration
14 22 (4.72%) OO
15 21 (4.51%) TDD
15 21 (4.51%) Software Engineering
16 19 (4.08%) Scrum
17 18 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (3.22%) PRINCE2
18 15 (3.22%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 154 (33.05%) SQL
2 113 (24.25%) C#
3 54 (11.59%) JavaScript
3 54 (11.59%) VB.NET
4 31 (6.65%) T-SQL
5 21 (4.51%) Java
6 19 (4.08%) PowerShell
7 18 (3.86%) C
8 17 (3.65%) VBScript
8 17 (3.65%) VB
9 10 (2.15%) C++
9 10 (2.15%) PHP
10 6 (1.29%) Python
11 5 (1.07%) VBA
11 5 (1.07%) Perl
11 5 (1.07%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.86%) XAML
13 3 (0.64%) COBOL
14 2 (0.43%) Winbatch
14 2 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 65 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (12.88%) Degree
3 38 (8.15%) MCSE
4 24 (5.15%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (3.65%) MCP
5 17 (3.65%) MCITP
6 14 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (2.79%) Security Cleared
8 12 (2.58%) MCSA
8 12 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (2.36%) SC Cleared
10 8 (1.72%) CCNP
10 8 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (1.50%) ISEB
12 6 (1.29%) CISA
12 6 (1.29%) CCNA
12 6 (1.29%) CCIE
12 6 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.86%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.08%) SLA
2 12 (2.58%) QA
3 5 (1.07%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.86%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.43%) HL7
System Software
1 127 (27.25%) Active Directory
2 67 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.29%) VMware ESX
4 19 (4.08%) XenDesktop
5 15 (3.22%) Hyper-V
6 14 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (2.58%) XenApp
8 9 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.72%) vSphere
10 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.86%) XenServer
12 3 (0.64%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.43%) Sendmail
13 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 20 (4.29%) SCCM
2 18 (3.86%) Backup Exec
3 12 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (2.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 11 (2.36%) Tivoli
5 8 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.07%) WSUS
7 4 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.64%) SCOM
8 3 (0.64%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.43%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.43%) SCSM
9 2 (0.43%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.43%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.43%) MIMEsweeper
9 2 (0.43%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 80 (17.17%) Citrix
2 75 (16.09%) VMware
3 52 (11.16%) HP
4 36 (7.73%) Oracle
5 31 (6.65%) Symantec
6 28 (6.01%) Cisco
7 19 (4.08%) IBM
8 18 (3.86%) NetApp
9 11 (2.36%) Dell
10 10 (2.15%) SAP
10 10 (2.15%) Business Objects
10 10 (2.15%) Juniper
10 10 (2.15%) BMC
10 10 (2.15%) Sage
11 9 (1.93%) Tableau
12 7 (1.50%) Apple
12 7 (1.50%) Veeam
12 7 (1.50%) 3PAR
13 5 (1.07%) Sun
13 5 (1.07%) Red Hat
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Overtime + Oncall Allowance
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £58,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £18000 - £22000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tiptree, Essex
JobServe Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Tiptree, Essex
JobServe Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonuses + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 4 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Jobg8
Salary: Salary depending on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Brentwood
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 11 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 14 days ago
Southend-On-Sea
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Basildon
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago