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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 190 273 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 14.94% 23.88% 27.27%
As % of the Vendors category 33.93% 47.73% 54.74%
Number of salaries quoted 133 222 195
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £13,688 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £54,000 £52,500
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
560 572 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 44.03% 50.04% 49.82%
Number of salaries quoted 411 461 347
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,968 £30,000 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 October 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 October 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
Chelmsford +5 24 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Harlow +4 18 £40,250 -25.46%
Colchester -7 15 £35,000 +11.11% 3
Brentwood -18 13 - - 2
Basildon -10 6 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Southend-on-Sea -10 5 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Loughton -3 2 £23,500 -43.03% 1
Saffron Walden - 2 - -
Braintree +4 1 £13,500 -55.00% 1
Billericay +3 1 - - 1
Epping -2 1 £19,000 -64.81%
Witham -4 1 £22,500 -
Purfleet - 1 £47,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 168 (38.71%) MS Excel
2 159 (36.64%) .NET
3 151 (34.79%) Windows
4 141 (32.49%) C#
5 129 (29.72%) SQL Server
6 117 (26.96%) SQL
7 97 (22.35%) ASP.NET
8 80 (18.43%) Active Directory
9 74 (17.05%) Finance
10 72 (16.59%) MS Office
11 69 (15.90%) ITIL
12 65 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
13 63 (14.52%) HTML
14 62 (14.29%) JavaScript
15 61 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
16 55 (12.67%) CSS
16 55 (12.67%) VMware
17 52 (11.98%) OO
17 52 (11.98%) VB.NET
18 50 (11.52%) Citrix
18 50 (11.52%) MVC
18 50 (11.52%) Windows 7
19 49 (11.29%) MS Exchange
20 47 (10.83%) Degree
21 46 (10.60%) Web Services
22 41 (9.45%) SharePoint
22 41 (9.45%) Windows Server 2008
23 35 (8.06%) DNS
24 34 (7.83%) MCSE
24 34 (7.83%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 49 (11.29%) MS Exchange
2 41 (9.45%) SharePoint
3 26 (5.99%) IIS
3 26 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (4.15%) JBoss
6 9 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.69%) Lync
10 2 (0.46%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.23%) Apache
11 1 (0.23%) CMS
11 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.23%) Content Management Server
11 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 168 (38.71%) MS Excel
2 72 (16.59%) MS Office
3 21 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.30%) MS Project
5 7 (1.61%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.69%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (1.84%) Magento
2 4 (0.92%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.69%) AWD
4 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.46%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.23%) assyst
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.23%) HFM
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.15%) Office 365
2 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.46%) SaaS
3 2 (0.46%) IaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.06%) DNS
2 34 (7.83%) Firewall
3 33 (7.60%) Internet
4 30 (6.91%) SAN
5 29 (6.68%) DHCP
6 21 (4.84%) VPN
7 20 (4.61%) TCP/IP
8 14 (3.23%) LAN
9 12 (2.76%) WAN
10 10 (2.30%) VLAN
10 10 (2.30%) Network Security
11 6 (1.38%) VoIP
11 6 (1.38%) LDAP
11 6 (1.38%) HTTP
12 5 (1.15%) NAS
12 5 (1.15%) IP Telephony
12 5 (1.15%) Intranet
13 4 (0.92%) iSCSI
13 4 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (29.72%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 22 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (3.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (2.53%) Crystal Reports
7 9 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.61%) DTS
8 7 (1.61%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.38%) MySQL
10 5 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.69%) EDRMS
13 2 (0.46%) MS Access
13 2 (0.46%) OLTP
14 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.23%) OLAP
14 1 (0.23%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 25 (5.76%) Visual Studio
2 22 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.84%) NUnit
4 7 (1.61%) Subversion
4 7 (1.61%) TestDirector
5 4 (0.92%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.69%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.69%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (0.69%) Moq
7 2 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.46%) Selenium
7 2 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.46%) MSTest
8 1 (0.23%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.23%) JMeter
8 1 (0.23%) Maven
8 1 (0.23%) JIRA
8 1 (0.23%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.23%) JUnit
General
1 74 (17.05%) Finance
2 11 (2.53%) Banking
2 11 (2.53%) Local Government
2 11 (2.53%) Marketing
3 7 (1.61%) Law
3 7 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.38%) Advertising
5 5 (1.15%) Publishing
5 5 (1.15%) Legal
5 5 (1.15%) Front Office
6 4 (0.92%) Electronics
7 3 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.69%) Automotive
7 3 (0.69%) Retail
8 2 (0.46%) Billing
8 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.23%) Games
9 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 146 (33.64%) Developer
2 53 (12.21%) C# Developer
3 51 (11.75%) .NET Developer
4 49 (11.29%) Analyst
5 37 (8.53%) Software Developer
6 30 (6.91%) C# .NET Developer
7 26 (5.99%) Architect
8 19 (4.38%) ASP.NET Developer
9 18 (4.15%) Team Leader
9 18 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (4.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 17 (3.92%) Technical Architect
11 16 (3.69%) Project Manager
11 16 (3.69%) Support Analyst
11 16 (3.69%) Support Engineer
12 13 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (3.00%) Web Developer
12 13 (3.00%) Development Manager
13 12 (2.76%) Applications Developer
13 12 (2.76%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (36.64%) .NET
2 97 (22.35%) ASP.NET
3 63 (14.52%) HTML
4 55 (12.67%) CSS
5 46 (10.60%) Web Services
6 32 (7.37%) WCF
7 29 (6.68%) XML
8 28 (6.45%) .NET Framework
8 28 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (6.22%) WinForms
10 26 (5.99%) WPF
11 21 (4.84%) jQuery
12 20 (4.61%) Ajax
12 20 (4.61%) SOAP
13 14 (3.23%) Silverlight
14 11 (2.53%) LINQ
15 10 (2.30%) JSON
16 9 (2.07%) Razor View Engine
17 8 (1.84%) CSS3
17 8 (1.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.15%) Blackberry
3 18 (4.15%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.69%) Open Source
5 8 (1.84%) NHS
5 8 (1.84%) AS400
6 7 (1.61%) Replication
6 7 (1.61%) Clustering
6 7 (1.61%) N-Tier
6 7 (1.61%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (1.61%) Mathematics
6 7 (1.61%) User Experience
7 6 (1.38%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.15%) Telematics
9 3 (0.69%) Kindle
9 3 (0.69%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.69%) GIS
9 3 (0.69%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 151 (34.79%) Windows
2 50 (11.52%) Windows 7
3 41 (9.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (7.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (6.22%) Windows XP
6 26 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (4.84%) Android
8 20 (4.61%) Windows 8
9 19 (4.38%) Linux
10 16 (3.69%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.84%) UNIX
12 4 (0.92%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.23%) HPUX
13 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (15.90%) ITIL
2 65 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (11.98%) OO
4 50 (11.52%) MVC
5 32 (7.37%) TDD
5 32 (7.37%) Migration
6 30 (6.91%) Project Management
7 29 (6.68%) Mentoring
8 26 (5.99%) Service Delivery
9 24 (5.53%) Web Development
10 20 (4.61%) OOD
10 20 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (4.38%) Unit Testing
12 18 (4.15%) Waterfall
13 17 (3.92%) Web Application Development
13 17 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (3.92%) Change Management
14 16 (3.69%) SOA
14 16 (3.69%) Software Engineering
14 16 (3.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 141 (32.49%) C#
2 117 (26.96%) SQL
3 62 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 52 (11.98%) VB.NET
5 24 (5.53%) T-SQL
6 21 (4.84%) PowerShell
7 20 (4.61%) Java
8 19 (4.38%) VBScript
9 18 (4.15%) C
10 16 (3.69%) VB
11 15 (3.46%) C++
12 7 (1.61%) PHP
13 5 (1.15%) F#
14 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.92%) Python
15 3 (0.69%) Perl
16 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.46%) VBA
16 2 (0.46%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 61 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (10.83%) Degree
3 34 (7.83%) MCSE
4 23 (5.30%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (3.69%) MCP
6 15 (3.46%) Citrix Certification
6 15 (3.46%) MCITP
7 10 (2.30%) Security Cleared
7 10 (2.30%) MCSA
8 8 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.61%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.38%) MCTS
11 5 (1.15%) VCP5
12 4 (0.92%) MCSM
12 4 (0.92%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.69%) MCAD
13 3 (0.69%) MCSD
14 2 (0.46%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.00%) ISO 9001
2 10 (2.30%) SLA
2 10 (2.30%) QA
3 3 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.46%) HL7
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 80 (18.43%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (3.46%) XenDesktop
5 14 (3.23%) Hyper-V
6 11 (2.53%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.38%) vSphere
8 5 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.15%) XenApp
9 4 (0.92%) XenServer
9 4 (0.92%) MetaFrame
9 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.69%) vCloud
11 2 (0.46%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (5.30%) SCCM
2 17 (3.92%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.38%) Puppet
4 5 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.92%) WSUS
5 4 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.69%) SCOM
7 2 (0.46%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.46%) Munin
7 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.46%) Nagios
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.46%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.46%) SCSM
7 2 (0.46%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.46%) Opsview
8 1 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.23%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 55 (12.67%) VMware
2 50 (11.52%) Citrix
3 24 (5.53%) Cisco
4 21 (4.84%) Oracle
5 18 (4.15%) Symantec
6 12 (2.76%) HP
7 6 (1.38%) Dell
7 6 (1.38%) Business Objects
7 6 (1.38%) SAP
7 6 (1.38%) DevExpress
8 5 (1.15%) Bloomberg
9 4 (0.92%) Adobe
9 4 (0.92%) Avaya
9 4 (0.92%) Juniper
9 4 (0.92%) Sage
9 4 (0.92%) Sophos
10 3 (0.69%) Telerik
10 3 (0.69%) webMethods
10 3 (0.69%) Veritas
10 3 (0.69%) IBM
Chelmsford, Essex
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum extensive corporate package.
Posted: 10 hours ago
Essex
Proteus Europe
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Experis Ltd
Salary: Up to £40k + pkg
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
ARM Technology
Salary: £2 per annum + Salary - Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Loughton, Essex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £21000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chelmsford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Billericay
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 13 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Technorecruit
Posted: 13 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Technorecruit
Posted: 13 days ago
Colchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 14 days ago
Southend-On-Sea
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 15 days ago