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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 267 261 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 18.90% 24.03% 24.89%
As % of the Vendors category 37.08% 45.63% 53.45%
Number of salaries quoted 195 199 194
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,052
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,500 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £54,000 £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
720 572 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 50.96% 52.67% 46.56%
Number of salaries quoted 542 444 337
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 £26,700 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +6 44 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Brentwood -6 35 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Harlow +1 15 £40,500 -25.00%
Colchester -5 13 £30,000 -4.76% 3
Basildon -8 7 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Southend-on-Sea -13 6 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Loughton -3 2 £26,250 -36.36%
Purfleet - 2 £47,000 -
Saffron Walden - 2 £38,750 -
Braintree +4 1 £13,500 -55.00%
Billericay +3 1 £30,000 - 1
Witham -8 1 £22,500 -
Hockley - 1 £20,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 163 (37.91%) Windows
2 145 (33.72%) SQL
3 139 (32.33%) MS Excel
4 136 (31.63%) .NET
5 116 (26.98%) C#
6 110 (25.58%) Active Directory
7 99 (23.02%) SQL Server
8 91 (21.16%) ASP.NET
9 72 (16.74%) ITIL
10 71 (16.51%) Citrix
10 71 (16.51%) Finance
11 66 (15.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 66 (15.35%) MS Office
12 65 (15.12%) VMware
13 59 (13.72%) MS Exchange
14 58 (13.49%) VB.NET
15 57 (13.26%) DNS
15 57 (13.26%) Degree
16 56 (13.02%) Windows Server 2008
17 54 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
18 52 (12.09%) Windows Server 2003
19 48 (11.16%) Firewall
19 48 (11.16%) MVC
19 48 (11.16%) Web Services
20 47 (10.93%) HTML
20 47 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
21 46 (10.70%) JavaScript
21 46 (10.70%) Windows 7
21 46 (10.70%) SAN
21 46 (10.70%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 59 (13.72%) MS Exchange
2 44 (10.23%) SharePoint
3 40 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2003
5 24 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (4.65%) IIS
7 13 (3.02%) JBoss
7 13 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.79%) Lync
9 8 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.47%) WorkSite
12 2 (0.47%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.23%) Apache
Applications
1 139 (32.33%) MS Excel
2 66 (15.35%) MS Office
3 25 (5.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.40%) MS Project
5 5 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (2.09%) Magento
2 7 (1.63%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.70%) AWD
4 2 (0.47%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.23%) assyst
5 1 (0.23%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.23%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.23%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.47%) SaaS
2 2 (0.47%) Office 365
2 2 (0.47%) IaaS
3 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (13.26%) DNS
2 48 (11.16%) Firewall
3 46 (10.70%) SAN
4 38 (8.84%) Internet
5 37 (8.60%) DHCP
6 35 (8.14%) VPN
7 16 (3.72%) LAN
8 15 (3.49%) WAN
9 14 (3.26%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.63%) HTTP
10 7 (1.63%) LDAP
10 7 (1.63%) VLAN
10 7 (1.63%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (1.40%) NAS
11 6 (1.40%) iSCSI
11 6 (1.40%) Broadband
12 5 (1.16%) Junos
13 4 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.93%) VoIP
13 4 (0.93%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (23.02%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (6.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (5.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (4.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (3.95%) Relational Database
8 14 (3.26%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (1.40%) MS Access
13 5 (1.16%) MySQL
14 4 (0.93%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
16 1 (0.23%) Data Mart
16 1 (0.23%) PerformancePoint
16 1 (0.23%) Pentaho
16 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
16 1 (0.23%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 18 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (3.72%) Visual Studio
3 12 (2.79%) Subversion
4 8 (1.86%) TestDirector
5 7 (1.63%) NUnit
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.70%) Selenium
8 2 (0.47%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (0.47%) Moq
8 2 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.47%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.47%) JUnit
8 2 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.47%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.23%) MSTest
9 1 (0.23%) XMLSpy
9 1 (0.23%) JMeter
9 1 (0.23%) LoadUI
General
1 71 (16.51%) Finance
2 14 (3.26%) Law
3 13 (3.02%) Banking
4 12 (2.79%) Automotive
4 12 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.56%) Local Government
6 9 (2.09%) Advertising
7 7 (1.63%) Retail
7 7 (1.63%) Legal
8 5 (1.16%) Front Office
9 4 (0.93%) Marketing
10 3 (0.70%) Back Office
10 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.47%) Billing
11 2 (0.47%) Publishing
12 1 (0.23%) Games
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 123 (28.60%) Developer
2 62 (14.42%) Analyst
3 45 (10.47%) Software Developer
4 44 (10.23%) .NET Developer
5 29 (6.74%) C# Developer
6 21 (4.88%) Consultant
6 21 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (4.65%) Senior Developer
7 20 (4.65%) Architect
7 20 (4.65%) Support Engineer
8 19 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (4.42%) Network Engineer
9 18 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (3.72%) Support Analyst
11 14 (3.26%) Test Analyst
11 14 (3.26%) Team Leader
12 13 (3.02%) Administrator
13 11 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (2.56%) Technical Support
13 11 (2.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (31.63%) .NET
2 91 (21.16%) ASP.NET
3 48 (11.16%) Web Services
4 47 (10.93%) HTML
5 43 (10.00%) XML
6 42 (9.77%) .NET Framework
7 41 (9.53%) WinForms
8 36 (8.37%) CSS
9 33 (7.67%) WPF
10 31 (7.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (6.05%) WCF
12 24 (5.58%) JSON
13 23 (5.35%) LINQ
13 23 (5.35%) jQuery
13 23 (5.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 21 (4.88%) Razor View Engine
15 17 (3.95%) SOAP
16 13 (3.02%) Ajax
17 9 (2.09%) REST
18 8 (1.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.07%) Blackberry
2 24 (5.58%) Computer Science
3 23 (5.35%) Clustering
4 19 (4.42%) Management Information System
5 18 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.95%) Open Source
7 16 (3.72%) AS400
8 12 (2.79%) Mathematics
9 11 (2.56%) NHS
10 6 (1.40%) Statistics
10 6 (1.40%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.40%) iSeries
11 5 (1.16%) Mobile Computing
11 5 (1.16%) Smartphone
11 5 (1.16%) Replication
12 4 (0.93%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.93%) PMI
13 3 (0.70%) LIMS
13 3 (0.70%) GIS
13 3 (0.70%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 163 (37.91%) Windows
2 56 (13.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (12.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 47 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (10.70%) Windows 7
6 31 (7.21%) Windows 8
6 31 (7.21%) Linux
7 29 (6.74%) Windows XP
8 16 (3.72%) Android
9 12 (2.79%) Apple iOS
10 11 (2.56%) Solaris
11 9 (2.09%) UNIX
11 9 (2.09%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (1.40%) AIX
13 5 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.70%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.23%) HPUX
16 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (16.74%) ITIL
2 48 (11.16%) MVC
3 46 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (8.14%) Web Development
5 33 (7.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (6.74%) Migration
7 28 (6.51%) Service Delivery
8 27 (6.28%) Project Management
9 26 (6.05%) Change Management
10 25 (5.81%) ETL
11 22 (5.12%) OO
12 20 (4.65%) Software Engineering
12 20 (4.65%) Mentoring
13 16 (3.72%) Web Application Development
14 15 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (3.49%) Scrum
14 15 (3.49%) PRINCE2
15 14 (3.26%) TDD
16 13 (3.02%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 145 (33.72%) SQL
2 116 (26.98%) C#
3 58 (13.49%) VB.NET
4 46 (10.70%) JavaScript
5 32 (7.44%) T-SQL
6 20 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 19 (4.42%) Java
8 17 (3.95%) VBScript
9 12 (2.79%) C
10 10 (2.33%) PHP
10 10 (2.33%) VB
11 8 (1.86%) C++
12 6 (1.40%) Python
13 5 (1.16%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.16%) Perl
13 5 (1.16%) VBA
14 2 (0.47%) Winbatch
14 2 (0.47%) XAML
15 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 66 (15.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (13.26%) Degree
3 41 (9.53%) MCSE
4 17 (3.95%) MCP
4 17 (3.95%) MCITP
5 16 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (2.56%) MCSA
8 10 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (1.86%) CCNP
10 7 (1.63%) Security Cleared
11 6 (1.40%) CCNA
11 6 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (1.16%) ISEB
12 5 (1.16%) SC Cleared
12 5 (1.16%) MCTS
13 4 (0.93%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.93%) MCSM
13 4 (0.93%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.02%) SLA
2 10 (2.33%) QA
3 7 (1.63%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.47%) HL7
System Software
1 110 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 54 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.19%) VMware ESX
4 15 (3.49%) XenDesktop
5 14 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (3.02%) Hyper-V
7 10 (2.33%) XenApp
8 9 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.16%) vSphere
10 4 (0.93%) XenServer
10 4 (0.93%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.47%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.23%) vCloud
13 1 (0.23%) Firmware
13 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (5.12%) Backup Exec
2 20 (4.65%) SCCM
3 9 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (1.40%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.70%) WSUS
9 2 (0.47%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.47%) SCOM
9 2 (0.47%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.47%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.47%) SCSM
9 2 (0.47%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.23%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.23%) Opsview
10 1 (0.23%) Munin
10 1 (0.23%) Control-M
Vendors
1 71 (16.51%) Citrix
2 65 (15.12%) VMware
3 37 (8.60%) HP
4 34 (7.91%) Symantec
5 27 (6.28%) Cisco
6 26 (6.05%) Oracle
7 12 (2.79%) Dell
8 11 (2.56%) NetApp
9 10 (2.33%) Sage
10 9 (2.09%) Juniper
10 9 (2.09%) IBM
10 9 (2.09%) Tableau
11 8 (1.86%) Business Objects
12 7 (1.63%) SAP
13 6 (1.40%) BMC
13 6 (1.40%) Apple
13 6 (1.40%) DevExpress
14 5 (1.16%) NETGEAR
14 5 (1.16%) Sun
14 5 (1.16%) Red Hat
Chigwell, Essex
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
OCS Resourcing
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Streamline Connections
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Royal Association for Deaf People
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Billericay
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Essex
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 10% car allowance
Posted: 12 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Technorecruit
Posted: 15 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Technorecruit
Posted: 15 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Technorecruit
Posted: 15 days ago
Colchester
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + holiday incentives, annual bonuses
Posted: 15 days ago
Chelmsford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £15000 - £16000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Essex
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 10% car allowance
Posted: 16 days ago