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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 243 177 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 19.36% 16.31% 22.95%
As % of the Vendors category 47.74% 33.21% 45.39%
Number of salaries quoted 187 139 208
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,000 £27,550
10% offered a salary of more than £58,900 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
509 533 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 40.56% 49.12% 50.56%
Number of salaries quoted 380 428 461
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,778 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,300 £55,000 £64,383
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Chelmsford 0 43 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Colchester +2 40 £35,000 - 7
Brentwood +4 36 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Basildon -6 15 £43,750 +21.52% 1
Southend-on-Sea -1 9 £20,000 -44.82%
Billericay +2 5 £22,500 -43.75% 1
Harlow -7 5 £55,000 +37.50%
Braintree - 5 £21,500 -
Witham - 2 £37,500 -
Saffron Walden +1 1 £16,500 -36.53%
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 208 (43.97%) MS Excel
2 192 (40.59%) SQL Server
3 185 (39.11%) Windows
4 137 (28.96%) SQL
5 128 (27.06%) .NET
6 116 (24.52%) Active Directory
7 113 (23.89%) Finance
8 110 (23.26%) MS Office
9 109 (23.04%) C#
9 109 (23.04%) VMware
10 89 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 83 (17.55%) JavaScript
11 83 (17.55%) DNS
12 81 (17.12%) HTML
13 75 (15.86%) ITIL
13 75 (15.86%) DHCP
14 68 (14.38%) Project Management
15 64 (13.53%) Citrix
16 58 (12.26%) MVC
17 57 (12.05%) VB.NET
17 57 (12.05%) Oracle
17 57 (12.05%) CSS
18 55 (11.63%) Change Management
19 53 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
20 52 (10.99%) ASP.NET
21 50 (10.57%) Degree
22 48 (10.15%) T-SQL
23 47 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
23 47 (9.94%) MS Exchange
24 45 (9.51%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 47 (9.94%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.92%) IIS
3 25 (5.29%) SharePoint
4 20 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (2.11%) WorkSite
7 10 (2.11%) JBoss
8 9 (1.90%) SAS
8 9 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.63%) Confluence
13 2 (0.42%) Lync
13 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.42%) Captiva
13 2 (0.42%) Liferay
13 2 (0.42%) Node.js
Applications
1 208 (43.97%) MS Excel
2 110 (23.26%) MS Office
3 15 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.96%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.48%) MS Project
6 4 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.27%) AWD
2 4 (0.85%) Visualfiles
2 4 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.63%) BASE24
3 3 (0.63%) VisionPLUS
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.29%) Office 365
2 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.42%) SaaS
3 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 83 (17.55%) DNS
2 75 (15.86%) DHCP
3 45 (9.51%) Firewall
4 39 (8.25%) SAN
5 38 (8.03%) LDAP
6 30 (6.34%) TCP/IP
7 16 (3.38%) VPN
8 15 (3.17%) LAN
9 10 (2.11%) VoIP
9 10 (2.11%) WAN
10 9 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (1.90%) Intranet
10 9 (1.90%) Internet
11 8 (1.69%) Wireless
12 6 (1.27%) PBX
13 5 (1.06%) WLAN
13 5 (1.06%) HTTP
13 5 (1.06%) SNMP
13 5 (1.06%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (40.59%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (6.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (6.34%) MySQL
4 30 (6.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 30 (6.34%) Relational Database
5 26 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (4.44%) DTS
8 15 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (2.33%) MS Access
10 10 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
11 8 (1.69%) EDRMS
12 6 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.85%) Data Mart
14 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
15 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.42%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 37 (7.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (2.75%) Visual Studio
3 12 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (1.69%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.48%) Selenium
6 6 (1.27%) TestDirector
6 6 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (1.06%) JIRA
8 4 (0.85%) Moq
8 4 (0.85%) LabVIEW
8 4 (0.85%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.63%) Subversion
9 3 (0.63%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.42%) Mockito
10 2 (0.42%) PROIV
10 2 (0.42%) JUnit
10 2 (0.42%) jMock
10 2 (0.42%) SoapUI
General
1 113 (23.89%) Finance
2 28 (5.92%) Legal
3 15 (3.17%) Back Office
3 15 (3.17%) Retail
4 14 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.75%) Law
6 10 (2.11%) Banking
7 8 (1.69%) Electronics
8 6 (1.27%) Automotive
9 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 127 (26.85%) Developer
2 79 (16.70%) Analyst
3 60 (12.68%) .NET Developer
4 45 (9.51%) Web Developer
5 43 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 40 (8.46%) .NET Web Developer
6 40 (8.46%) C# .NET Developer
7 33 (6.98%) Support Analyst
7 33 (6.98%) Software Developer
8 27 (5.71%) Support Engineer
9 26 (5.50%) Applications Support
9 26 (5.50%) C# Web Developer
10 25 (5.29%) Administrator
11 24 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 22 (4.65%) Graduate
13 19 (4.02%) Software Engineer
14 18 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
15 17 (3.59%) Graduate Developer
15 17 (3.59%) VB.NET Developer
16 16 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (27.06%) .NET
2 81 (17.12%) HTML
3 57 (12.05%) CSS
4 52 (10.99%) ASP.NET
5 43 (9.09%) jQuery
6 36 (7.61%) XML
7 30 (6.34%) .NET Framework
8 27 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (4.65%) LINQ
10 21 (4.44%) JSON
11 20 (4.23%) Entity Framework
12 18 (3.81%) WPF
13 17 (3.59%) WinForms
14 16 (3.38%) Web Services
14 16 (3.38%) Razor View Engine
14 16 (3.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 16 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 15 (3.17%) AngularJS
16 12 (2.54%) KnockoutJS
17 10 (2.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.71%) CMDB
3 26 (5.50%) User Experience
4 25 (5.29%) Computer Science
5 19 (4.02%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.38%) Replication
7 15 (3.17%) Blackberry
7 15 (3.17%) Clustering
8 14 (2.96%) AS400
9 13 (2.75%) Mathematics
9 13 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (2.33%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.90%) iSeries
12 6 (1.27%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.27%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.27%) IVR
12 6 (1.27%) Mobile Computing
13 5 (1.06%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.06%) Data Integration
14 4 (0.85%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 185 (39.11%) Windows
2 41 (8.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (6.55%) Linux
4 30 (6.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (4.23%) Windows 8
7 15 (3.17%) Windows 7
8 13 (2.75%) Windows XP
8 13 (2.75%) Solaris
9 12 (2.54%) UNIX
10 9 (1.90%) AIX
10 9 (1.90%) Windows 2000
10 9 (1.90%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (1.06%) Android
12 3 (0.63%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.63%) HPUX
13 2 (0.42%) Debian
14 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (15.86%) ITIL
2 68 (14.38%) Project Management
3 58 (12.26%) MVC
4 55 (11.63%) Change Management
5 53 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (8.88%) OO
7 40 (8.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 32 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
8 32 (6.77%) SDLC
9 27 (5.71%) Security Patching
10 26 (5.50%) Scrum
11 23 (4.86%) Software Engineering
11 23 (4.86%) PRINCE2
12 22 (4.65%) Mentoring
13 21 (4.44%) Time Management
14 20 (4.23%) Change Control
15 17 (3.59%) Coaching
15 17 (3.59%) Workflow
15 17 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (3.59%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 137 (28.96%) SQL
2 109 (23.04%) C#
3 83 (17.55%) JavaScript
4 57 (12.05%) VB.NET
5 48 (10.15%) T-SQL
6 24 (5.07%) PowerShell
7 21 (4.44%) Java
8 19 (4.02%) VBScript
9 18 (3.81%) C
10 11 (2.33%) VB
11 9 (1.90%) VBA
12 6 (1.27%) Perl
13 5 (1.06%) VB6
14 4 (0.85%) C++
14 4 (0.85%) Python
15 3 (0.63%) PHP
15 3 (0.63%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.42%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.42%) XAML
Qualifications
1 50 (10.57%) Degree
2 47 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (3.17%) MCSE
4 14 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.54%) CCNP
6 10 (2.11%) MCSA
6 10 (2.11%) MCITP
7 9 (1.90%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.90%) MCP
8 8 (1.69%) CCNA
8 8 (1.69%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.06%) CISSP
10 5 (1.06%) MCTS
11 4 (0.85%) ISACA
11 4 (0.85%) MCDST
11 4 (0.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.19%) SLA
2 21 (4.44%) QA
3 2 (0.42%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 116 (24.52%) Active Directory
2 89 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.02%) VMware ESX
4 12 (2.54%) XenApp
4 12 (2.54%) XenServer
5 9 (1.90%) vSphere
6 8 (1.69%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.42%) Firmware
8 2 (0.42%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (3.38%) SCCM
2 10 (2.11%) SCOM
2 10 (2.11%) Backup Exec
3 9 (1.90%) Tivoli
3 9 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (1.69%) WSUS
4 8 (1.69%) Puppet
5 5 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.42%) Nagios
8 1 (0.21%) Control-M
Vendors
1 109 (23.04%) VMware
2 64 (13.53%) Citrix
3 57 (12.05%) Oracle
4 36 (7.61%) SolarWinds
5 34 (7.19%) Cisco
6 24 (5.07%) HP
7 23 (4.86%) NetApp
8 18 (3.81%) IBM
9 13 (2.75%) Sun
10 11 (2.33%) Symantec
11 9 (1.90%) Infor
11 9 (1.90%) BMC
12 8 (1.69%) webMethods
12 8 (1.69%) Veeam
13 7 (1.48%) Apple
13 7 (1.48%) Dell
14 6 (1.27%) SAP
14 6 (1.27%) MicroStrategy
15 5 (1.06%) CheckPoint
16 4 (0.85%) AppSense
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