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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 249 281 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 19.44% 20.10% 22.95%
As % of the Vendors category 42.06% 34.56% 42.18%
Number of salaries quoted 185 213 209
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £19,000 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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
592 813 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 46.21% 58.15% 54.41%
Number of salaries quoted 464 650 471
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +22 75 £52,500 +64.06% 1
Colchester +3 37 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Chelmsford -5 26 £40,000 +31.14% 6
Southend-on-Sea -1 13 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Basildon -7 10 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Ingatestone - 5 - -
Loughton - 5 £31,500 -
Braintree 0 4 £35,000 +159.25% 1
Billericay +1 2 £50,000 -
Harlow -2 2 £35,750 -35.00% 1
Maldon 0 1 £35,000 +40.00%
Witham -1 1 £37,500 +25.00%
Hockley - 1 £18,500 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 235 (45.54%) Windows
2 210 (40.70%) MS Excel
3 159 (30.81%) Active Directory
4 157 (30.43%) SQL
5 144 (27.91%) SQL Server
6 143 (27.71%) .NET
7 131 (25.39%) C#
8 126 (24.42%) Finance
9 110 (21.32%) VMware
10 106 (20.54%) MS Office
11 100 (19.38%) Citrix
12 93 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 92 (17.83%) DNS
14 79 (15.31%) Linux
14 79 (15.31%) ITIL
15 78 (15.12%) ASP.NET
16 77 (14.92%) HTML
16 77 (14.92%) MVC
17 75 (14.53%) SAN
18 74 (14.34%) JavaScript
19 68 (13.18%) MS Exchange
19 68 (13.18%) Windows Server 2003
19 68 (13.18%) Degree
20 66 (12.79%) Windows Server 2008
21 62 (12.02%) Windows Server 2012
21 62 (12.02%) DHCP
22 57 (11.05%) HP
23 55 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
24 54 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
24 54 (10.47%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 68 (13.18%) MS Exchange
2 41 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (5.62%) SharePoint
4 28 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 22 (4.26%) IIS
7 16 (3.10%) Lync
7 16 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.16%) JBoss
10 6 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.39%) SAS
12 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.19%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 210 (40.70%) MS Excel
2 106 (20.54%) MS Office
3 29 (5.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.13%) MS Project
5 7 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.16%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.97%) Final Cut Pro
7 5 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.97%) InDesign
8 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (1.74%) AWD
2 4 (0.78%) Primavera
3 3 (0.58%) Visualfiles
3 3 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.58%) Magento
3 3 (0.58%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.19%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.19%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.19%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.97%) Office 365
3 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 92 (17.83%) DNS
2 75 (14.53%) SAN
3 62 (12.02%) DHCP
4 53 (10.27%) Firewall
5 39 (7.56%) VPN
6 31 (6.01%) Internet
7 23 (4.46%) LDAP
8 16 (3.10%) LAN
9 15 (2.91%) WAN
9 15 (2.91%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.36%) NAS
11 6 (1.16%) SSH
11 6 (1.16%) VLAN
11 6 (1.16%) FTP
11 6 (1.16%) HTTP
12 5 (0.97%) VoIP
12 5 (0.97%) Network Security
13 4 (0.78%) Junos
13 4 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (0.78%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 20 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (3.49%) MySQL
7 18 (3.49%) MS Access
8 16 (3.10%) Relational Database
9 13 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (3.49%) Visual Studio
2 17 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (2.91%) Selenium
4 14 (2.71%) Subversion
4 14 (2.71%) Moq
5 9 (1.74%) SpecFlow
5 9 (1.74%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (1.74%) TestDirector
6 8 (1.55%) JUnit
7 7 (1.36%) MSTest
8 6 (1.16%) jMock
8 6 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (1.16%) Mockito
9 5 (0.97%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.97%) NUnit
9 5 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
10 4 (0.78%) JIRA
10 4 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
General
1 126 (24.42%) Finance
2 20 (3.88%) Legal
3 19 (3.68%) Automotive
4 18 (3.49%) Law
5 12 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.94%) Back Office
6 10 (1.94%) Banking
7 9 (1.74%) Advertising
8 7 (1.36%) Retail
9 6 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.16%) Electronics
10 5 (0.97%) Marketing
10 5 (0.97%) Games
11 2 (0.39%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.19%) French Language
12 1 (0.19%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) Front Office
12 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 136 (26.36%) Developer
2 76 (14.73%) Analyst
3 58 (11.24%) .NET Developer
4 43 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 41 (7.95%) Software Developer
6 40 (7.75%) C# .NET Developer
7 38 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (5.43%) Support Engineer
9 25 (4.84%) Senior Developer
10 21 (4.07%) Consultant
10 21 (4.07%) Administrator
11 18 (3.49%) Network Engineer
11 18 (3.49%) Web Developer
12 17 (3.29%) Support Analyst
13 16 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
13 16 (3.10%) Architect
13 16 (3.10%) .NET Web Developer
14 14 (2.71%) Junior
15 13 (2.52%) Software Engineer
15 13 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (27.71%) .NET
2 78 (15.12%) ASP.NET
3 77 (14.92%) HTML
4 53 (10.27%) CSS
5 51 (9.88%) XML
6 45 (8.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 40 (7.75%) .NET Framework
8 34 (6.59%) jQuery
9 32 (6.20%) WPF
9 32 (6.20%) Web Services
9 32 (6.20%) WinForms
10 29 (5.62%) JSON
11 28 (5.43%) WCF
12 27 (5.23%) LINQ
13 26 (5.04%) Razor View Engine
14 25 (4.84%) Entity Framework
15 20 (3.88%) SOAP
16 19 (3.68%) HTML5
17 17 (3.29%) Ajax
18 16 (3.10%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.95%) Computer Science
2 39 (7.56%) Clustering
3 38 (7.36%) Blackberry
4 31 (6.01%) AS400
5 27 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (4.07%) iSeries
7 20 (3.88%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.52%) CMDB
9 12 (2.33%) Open Source
10 10 (1.94%) User Experience
11 8 (1.55%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.55%) Statistics
11 8 (1.55%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.36%) Replication
13 6 (1.16%) Physics
13 6 (1.16%) LIMS
13 6 (1.16%) Telematics
14 5 (0.97%) Inversion of Control
14 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.97%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 235 (45.54%) Windows
2 79 (15.31%) Linux
3 68 (13.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 66 (12.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (12.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (8.53%) Windows 7
7 33 (6.40%) Windows 8
8 27 (5.23%) Windows XP
9 23 (4.46%) Solaris
10 22 (4.26%) UNIX
11 18 (3.49%) AIX
12 10 (1.94%) Android
12 10 (1.94%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (1.55%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.78%) Debian
16 4 (0.78%) HPUX
17 3 (0.58%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (15.31%) ITIL
2 77 (14.92%) MVC
3 55 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (10.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 52 (10.08%) Project Management
6 46 (8.91%) Change Management
7 35 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
8 33 (6.40%) Software Engineering
8 33 (6.40%) Web Development
9 29 (5.62%) Web Application Development
10 27 (5.23%) Mentoring
11 26 (5.04%) ETL
12 25 (4.84%) Service Delivery
13 24 (4.65%) Scrum
14 19 (3.68%) OO
14 19 (3.68%) Problem Management
15 17 (3.29%) Waterfall
16 16 (3.10%) Change Control
16 16 (3.10%) CRM
16 16 (3.10%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 157 (30.43%) SQL
2 131 (25.39%) C#
3 74 (14.34%) JavaScript
4 50 (9.69%) VB.NET
5 31 (6.01%) T-SQL
6 23 (4.46%) Java
7 21 (4.07%) C
8 20 (3.88%) PowerShell
9 12 (2.33%) C++
10 11 (2.13%) VB
11 10 (1.94%) VBScript
12 7 (1.36%) Python
12 7 (1.36%) PHP
13 6 (1.16%) VBA
13 6 (1.16%) XAML
14 5 (0.97%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.97%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.97%) Perl
15 3 (0.58%) COBOL
16 2 (0.39%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 68 (13.18%) Degree
2 54 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (5.23%) MCSE
4 24 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
5 19 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (2.91%) MCP
8 12 (2.33%) SC Cleared
8 12 (2.33%) Security Cleared
9 10 (1.94%) MCSA
9 10 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (1.74%) MCITP
11 8 (1.55%) CCIE
11 8 (1.55%) ISEB
11 8 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (1.36%) CCNP
13 6 (1.16%) CISA
14 5 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.97%) CCNA
14 5 (0.97%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.98%) SLA
2 22 (4.26%) QA
3 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 159 (30.81%) Active Directory
2 93 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (5.23%) VMware ESX
4 18 (3.49%) XenApp
5 13 (2.52%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.33%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.74%) vSphere
9 8 (1.55%) XenServer
10 6 (1.16%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.39%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.39%) vCloud
12 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (4.46%) Backup Exec
2 21 (4.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 20 (3.88%) Tivoli
4 13 (2.52%) SCCM
5 12 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (1.55%) WSUS
7 7 (1.36%) SCOM
7 7 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.97%) Cisco UCCE
8 5 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.78%) Nagios
10 3 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.39%) MIMEsweeper
11 2 (0.39%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.39%) ARCserve
11 2 (0.39%) CiscoWorks
11 2 (0.39%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.19%) SCDPM
12 1 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 1 (0.19%) Control-M
Vendors
1 110 (21.32%) VMware
2 100 (19.38%) Citrix
3 57 (11.05%) HP
4 54 (10.47%) Oracle
5 46 (8.91%) Cisco
6 35 (6.78%) Symantec
7 34 (6.59%) IBM
8 32 (6.20%) NetApp
9 18 (3.49%) BMC
10 15 (2.91%) SolarWinds
11 11 (2.13%) Juniper
12 10 (1.94%) Apple
12 10 (1.94%) 3PAR
13 9 (1.74%) Sitecore
13 9 (1.74%) Dell
13 9 (1.74%) Business Objects
13 9 (1.74%) SAP
14 8 (1.55%) Sage
15 7 (1.36%) Sun
15 7 (1.36%) Veeam
Braintree
Blue Fox
Salary: £13.5k - 14k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Southend-On-Sea
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Louis Hampshire
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Tiptree, Essex
JobServe Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare, gym
Posted: 5 days ago
Harlow, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance, pension, holiday incentives
Posted: 5 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonuses + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Vadis People
Salary: circ £40,000 - £50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Harlow Council
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £20000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Chelmsford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Ixion Holdings (Contracts)
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Chelmsford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 21 days ago
Chelmsford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £15000.00 - £16000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 22 days ago