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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 281 222 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 19.87% 22.82% 21.97%
As % of the Vendors category 34.35% 40.81% 40.17%
Number of salaries quoted 210 206 247
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £24,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
818 544 809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 57.85% 55.91% 54.70%
Number of salaries quoted 650 482 628
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,550
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
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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
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Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford +4 63 £27,500 -50.00% 2
Basildon +4 29 £46,250 -2.63% 2
Colchester -8 27 £37,500 +33.92% 4
Billericay - 17 - -
Southend-on-Sea -6 7 £37,500 - 1
Brentwood -21 6 £32,000 -18.98% 1
Maldon - 5 £25,000 -
Harlow -3 4 £55,000 +147.19% 1
Witham +3 2 £30,000 +157.09%
Braintree - 2 £13,500 -
Rayleigh - 1 £37,500 -
Saffron Walden - 1 - -
Wickford - 1 £25,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 235 (45.72%) MS Excel
2 199 (38.72%) Windows
3 180 (35.02%) SQL
4 179 (34.82%) SQL Server
5 145 (28.21%) .NET
6 134 (26.07%) C#
7 133 (25.88%) Finance
8 111 (21.60%) Active Directory
9 100 (19.46%) MS Office
10 97 (18.87%) MS Exchange
11 95 (18.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 92 (17.90%) ASP.NET
13 80 (15.56%) VMware
14 74 (14.40%) Citrix
14 74 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
15 72 (14.01%) SharePoint
16 71 (13.81%) Degree
17 70 (13.62%) ITIL
18 68 (13.23%) JavaScript
19 64 (12.45%) HTML
20 60 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
21 59 (11.48%) WinForms
22 55 (10.70%) T-SQL
22 55 (10.70%) CSS
23 51 (9.92%) Cisco
24 50 (9.73%) Web Services
24 50 (9.73%) SQL Server 2008
25 49 (9.53%) Visual Studio
25 49 (9.53%) MVC
26 46 (8.95%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 97 (18.87%) MS Exchange
2 72 (14.01%) SharePoint
3 46 (8.95%) IIS
4 38 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 27 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.56%) CMS
9 7 (1.36%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.97%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.97%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.58%) Lync
13 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 235 (45.72%) MS Excel
2 100 (19.46%) MS Office
3 19 (3.70%) MS Project
4 18 (3.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (2.14%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.78%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.58%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.39%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (2.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 13 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.17%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.78%) Magento
4 4 (0.78%) AWD
4 4 (0.78%) assyst
5 3 (0.58%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.50%) Office 365
2 9 (1.75%) SaaS
3 8 (1.56%) IaaS
4 5 (0.97%) PaaS
5 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (8.95%) Firewall
2 36 (7.00%) DNS
3 33 (6.42%) VPN
4 25 (4.86%) WAN
5 24 (4.67%) TCP/IP
6 23 (4.47%) LAN
7 22 (4.28%) DHCP
8 19 (3.70%) SAN
9 13 (2.53%) NAS
10 10 (1.95%) ADSL
10 10 (1.95%) IP Telephony
11 8 (1.56%) VLAN
12 7 (1.36%) Network Security
12 7 (1.36%) VDSL
12 7 (1.36%) Wireless
13 6 (1.17%) NetScaler
13 6 (1.17%) MPLS
14 5 (0.97%) LDAP
15 4 (0.78%) Intranet
15 4 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (34.82%) SQL Server
2 50 (9.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (8.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (7.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (3.11%) Oracle Database
8 15 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (2.92%) MySQL
9 13 (2.53%) Crystal Reports
9 13 (2.53%) MS Access
10 11 (2.14%) QlikView
11 9 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (1.75%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.56%) DTS
12 8 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (0.97%) SAP BW
13 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 49 (9.53%) Visual Studio
2 30 (5.84%) NUnit
3 23 (4.47%) MSTest
4 22 (4.28%) Rhino Mocks
4 22 (4.28%) Moq
5 10 (1.95%) TeamCity
6 9 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (1.56%) Mercurial
7 8 (1.56%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.56%) TestDirector
7 8 (1.56%) JIRA
8 7 (1.36%) Subversion
8 7 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.58%) Selenium
9 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.39%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.39%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.39%) XMLSpy
General
1 133 (25.88%) Finance
2 16 (3.11%) Marketing
3 12 (2.33%) Back Office
3 12 (2.33%) Banking
4 10 (1.95%) Publishing
4 10 (1.95%) Electronics
5 9 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.56%) Advertising
6 8 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.56%) Retail
7 5 (0.97%) Law
8 4 (0.78%) Legal
8 4 (0.78%) Automotive
9 2 (0.39%) French Language
9 2 (0.39%) German Language
9 2 (0.39%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.39%) Local Government
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 145 (28.21%) Developer
2 140 (27.24%) Analyst
3 54 (10.51%) Support Analyst
4 42 (8.17%) Software Developer
5 38 (7.39%) .NET Developer
6 29 (5.64%) DBA
7 28 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 28 (5.45%) C# Developer
8 26 (5.06%) Project Manager
9 20 (3.89%) IT Support
9 20 (3.89%) SQL DBA
9 20 (3.89%) Administrator
10 19 (3.70%) Service Analyst
10 19 (3.70%) Support Engineer
10 19 (3.70%) Architect
11 17 (3.31%) Network Engineer
12 16 (3.11%) Help Desk Support
13 15 (2.92%) Applications Support
13 15 (2.92%) 3rd Line Support
13 15 (2.92%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (28.21%) .NET
2 92 (17.90%) ASP.NET
3 64 (12.45%) HTML
4 59 (11.48%) WinForms
5 55 (10.70%) CSS
6 50 (9.73%) Web Services
7 41 (7.98%) WCF
8 35 (6.81%) XML
9 33 (6.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 32 (6.23%) WPF
11 29 (5.64%) SOAP
12 27 (5.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 25 (4.86%) jQuery
14 22 (4.28%) Unity DI Container
14 22 (4.28%) Castle Windsor
14 22 (4.28%) Ninject
14 22 (4.28%) Razor View Engine
14 22 (4.28%) Spring.NET
15 21 (4.09%) Ajax
16 19 (3.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.64%) Inversion of Control
2 25 (4.86%) Computer Science
3 20 (3.89%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.50%) Blackberry
5 15 (2.92%) Clustering
6 13 (2.53%) Replication
7 12 (2.33%) Smartphone
8 10 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.36%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.17%) AS400
12 5 (0.97%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.78%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.78%) CUDA
13 4 (0.78%) PMI
14 3 (0.58%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.58%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.58%) CESG
14 3 (0.58%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 199 (38.72%) Windows
2 74 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (8.17%) Windows 7
5 31 (6.03%) Windows XP
6 30 (5.84%) Android
7 21 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (3.89%) Windows 8
9 12 (2.33%) Apple iOS
9 12 (2.33%) Linux
10 9 (1.75%) Windows Vista
10 9 (1.75%) UNIX
11 3 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.39%) Solaris
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (13.62%) ITIL
2 49 (9.53%) MVC
3 40 (7.78%) TDD
4 37 (7.20%) Project Management
5 34 (6.61%) PRINCE2
6 32 (6.23%) CRM
6 32 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (5.64%) Performance Tuning
7 29 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
8 28 (5.45%) Scrum
8 28 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 27 (5.25%) Software Engineering
10 26 (5.06%) OO
11 25 (4.86%) MVVM
12 24 (4.67%) E-Commerce
13 23 (4.47%) Web Application Development
14 22 (4.28%) Dependency Injection
14 22 (4.28%) Kanban
14 22 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 180 (35.02%) SQL
2 134 (26.07%) C#
3 68 (13.23%) JavaScript
4 55 (10.70%) T-SQL
5 33 (6.42%) Java
6 17 (3.31%) Ruby
7 16 (3.11%) C
7 16 (3.11%) VB.NET
8 14 (2.72%) C++
9 12 (2.33%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.14%) VBScript
10 11 (2.14%) VB
11 9 (1.75%) PHP
12 8 (1.56%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.56%) VBA
13 2 (0.39%) F#
13 2 (0.39%) XAML
13 2 (0.39%) Progress 4GL
13 2 (0.39%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 1 (0.19%) VB6
Qualifications
1 95 (18.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (13.81%) Degree
3 45 (8.75%) MCP
4 32 (6.23%) MCSE
5 25 (4.86%) MCTS
6 24 (4.67%) MCITP
7 22 (4.28%) MCSA
7 22 (4.28%) MCAD
7 22 (4.28%) MCSD
8 20 (3.89%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (2.33%) Security Cleared
11 10 (1.95%) CCNA
12 9 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.36%) CCA
13 7 (1.36%) CCEA
14 6 (1.17%) CCENT
14 6 (1.17%) CCAA
14 6 (1.17%) CCIA
14 6 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.98%) SLA
2 6 (1.17%) COBIT
2 6 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.39%) QA
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.19%) P3O
System Software
1 111 (21.60%) Active Directory
2 33 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.09%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.11%) vSphere
4 16 (3.11%) XenApp
5 13 (2.53%) Terminal Services
6 7 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (1.36%) XenServer
7 5 (0.97%) Terminal Server
8 4 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.58%) UAG
10 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 22 (4.28%) Backup Exec
2 13 (2.53%) SCCM
2 13 (2.53%) Nagios
3 9 (1.75%) WSUS
4 7 (1.36%) SCOM
5 6 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.17%) ARCserve
6 4 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.39%) Munin
9 1 (0.19%) OpenView
9 1 (0.19%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.19%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 80 (15.56%) VMware
2 74 (14.40%) Citrix
3 51 (9.92%) Cisco
4 32 (6.23%) Oracle
5 25 (4.86%) DevExpress
6 20 (3.89%) SAP
7 19 (3.70%) Symantec
8 16 (3.11%) HP
9 15 (2.92%) Juniper
10 14 (2.72%) Sophos
11 10 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (1.95%) JBoss
12 8 (1.56%) Red Gate
12 8 (1.56%) Apple
12 8 (1.56%) Dell
12 8 (1.56%) Cognos
12 8 (1.56%) LANDesk
12 8 (1.56%) WatchGuard
13 7 (1.36%) Draytek
13 7 (1.36%) EMC
Colchester, Essex
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary + privatehealth, pension, death in duty, + lots mor
Posted: 2 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
OCS Resourcing
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Care UK
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chelmsford
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Holidays, parking
Posted: 5 days ago
Harlow, Essex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Ground Control
Posted: 6 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £15000 - £16000 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
ECM Selection Ltd
Salary: to £38k
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Huxley Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Credit 4 Cars Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
TRG
Salary: 35000-45000 Per Annum Car + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Essex
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire
Questor Resourcing
Salary: Very competitive salary
Posted: 20 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £47200 - £54700 per annum + Bens!
Posted: 22 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 27 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 27 days ago