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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 220 276 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 18.06% 19.76% 19.68%
As % of the Vendors category 41.59% 35.03% 38.18%
Number of salaries quoted 157 215 183
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
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
529 788 516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 43.43% 56.41% 51.55%
Number of salaries quoted 385 655 456
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £67,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +17 52 £55,000 +71.87% 2
Colchester -1 33 £35,000 -3.44% 5
Chelmsford -7 24 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Southend-on-Sea +2 12 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Basildon -10 11 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Harlow +3 7 £55,000 +27.90% 1
Loughton - 4 £31,750 -
Braintree +1 2 £31,500 +133.33%
Maldon 0 2 £31,250 +25.00%
Ingatestone - 2 - -
Epping - 2 £38,750 -
Billericay -1 1 £40,000 -
Witham -2 1 £37,500 +25.00%
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 211 (43.33%) Windows
1 211 (43.33%) MS Excel
2 165 (33.88%) SQL Server
3 146 (29.98%) Active Directory
4 143 (29.36%) SQL
5 137 (28.13%) .NET
6 131 (26.90%) C#
7 128 (26.28%) Finance
8 108 (22.18%) VMware
9 103 (21.15%) MS Office
10 92 (18.89%) DNS
11 89 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
12 84 (17.25%) HTML
13 83 (17.04%) JavaScript
14 81 (16.63%) ITIL
14 81 (16.63%) Citrix
15 77 (15.81%) MVC
16 72 (14.78%) Linux
17 71 (14.58%) DHCP
18 68 (13.96%) ASP.NET
19 65 (13.35%) SAN
20 63 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
21 61 (12.53%) Oracle
21 61 (12.53%) Degree
22 58 (11.91%) CSS
23 57 (11.70%) Project Management
24 56 (11.50%) MS Exchange
25 55 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
26 54 (11.09%) Change Management
27 51 (10.47%) Disaster Recovery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 56 (11.50%) MS Exchange
2 29 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (4.93%) SharePoint
4 23 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (4.52%) IIS
6 17 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (2.05%) Lync
8 9 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.23%) SAS
11 4 (0.82%) JBoss
12 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.21%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 211 (43.33%) MS Excel
2 103 (21.15%) MS Office
3 27 (5.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.46%) MS Project
4 12 (2.46%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.23%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.03%) Final Cut Pro
6 5 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (1.03%) InDesign
7 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (1.85%) AWD
2 4 (0.82%) Primavera
2 4 (0.82%) Visualfiles
3 3 (0.62%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.41%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.21%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.26%) Office 365
2 7 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (18.89%) DNS
2 71 (14.58%) DHCP
3 65 (13.35%) SAN
4 47 (9.65%) Firewall
5 35 (7.19%) LDAP
6 25 (5.13%) Internet
6 25 (5.13%) VPN
7 18 (3.70%) TCP/IP
8 11 (2.26%) LAN
9 10 (2.05%) WAN
10 8 (1.64%) VoIP
11 7 (1.44%) SSH
11 7 (1.44%) FTP
11 7 (1.44%) HTTP
12 6 (1.23%) NAS
13 5 (1.03%) Network Security
13 5 (1.03%) Wireless
14 4 (0.82%) SMTP
14 4 (0.82%) PBX
15 3 (0.62%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (33.88%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (5.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (5.13%) MySQL
5 21 (4.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (3.90%) MS Access
7 17 (3.49%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.41%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.41%) SAP BI
11 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.21%) DTS
Development Applications
1 26 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (3.08%) Selenium
3 14 (2.87%) Moq
3 14 (2.87%) Visual Studio
4 11 (2.26%) Subversion
5 9 (1.85%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (1.85%) SpecFlow
6 7 (1.44%) MSTest
7 6 (1.23%) JUnit
7 6 (1.23%) TestDirector
7 6 (1.23%) jMock
7 6 (1.23%) Mockito
8 5 (1.03%) Rhino Mocks
8 5 (1.03%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.03%) NUnit
9 4 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.82%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (0.82%) JIRA
10 3 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 128 (26.28%) Finance
2 22 (4.52%) Legal
3 19 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.87%) Law
5 12 (2.46%) Automotive
5 12 (2.46%) Back Office
6 10 (2.05%) Banking
7 7 (1.44%) Electronics
8 5 (1.03%) Retail
8 5 (1.03%) Games
9 4 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.82%) Advertising
10 3 (0.62%) Marketing
11 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 134 (27.52%) Developer
2 62 (12.73%) Analyst
3 57 (11.70%) .NET Developer
4 49 (10.06%) C# Developer
5 48 (9.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 37 (7.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 36 (7.39%) Software Developer
8 27 (5.54%) Web Developer
9 26 (5.34%) Administrator
10 24 (4.93%) .NET Web Developer
11 23 (4.72%) Senior Developer
11 23 (4.72%) Support Engineer
12 20 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
13 18 (3.70%) Software Engineer
14 17 (3.49%) Applications Support
15 16 (3.29%) C# Software Developer
16 15 (3.08%) C# Web Developer
17 14 (2.87%) 3rd Line Support
17 14 (2.87%) Systems Administrator
18 12 (2.46%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (28.13%) .NET
2 84 (17.25%) HTML
3 68 (13.96%) ASP.NET
4 58 (11.91%) CSS
5 41 (8.42%) jQuery
6 39 (8.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 36 (7.39%) XML
8 33 (6.78%) .NET Framework
9 28 (5.75%) WCF
10 27 (5.54%) Web Services
11 26 (5.34%) WPF
12 23 (4.72%) JSON
13 22 (4.52%) WinForms
14 21 (4.31%) LINQ
15 20 (4.11%) Razor View Engine
15 20 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 19 (3.90%) Entity Framework
17 17 (3.49%) Ajax
18 16 (3.29%) Flash
19 15 (3.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.83%) Computer Science
2 28 (5.75%) AS400
3 27 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.34%) Clustering
5 22 (4.52%) Blackberry
5 22 (4.52%) CMDB
6 21 (4.31%) iSeries
7 16 (3.29%) Management Information System
8 15 (3.08%) User Experience
9 11 (2.26%) Mathematics
10 9 (1.85%) Replication
11 8 (1.64%) Open Source
12 7 (1.44%) Telematics
12 7 (1.44%) IVR
13 6 (1.23%) Physics
13 6 (1.23%) Mobile App
14 5 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
14 5 (1.03%) Digital Media
14 5 (1.03%) Cybercrime
15 4 (0.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 211 (43.33%) Windows
2 72 (14.78%) Linux
3 55 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 45 (9.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (5.34%) Windows 7
6 24 (4.93%) Windows 8
7 23 (4.72%) UNIX
8 19 (3.90%) Solaris
9 18 (3.70%) AIX
10 17 (3.49%) Windows XP
11 11 (2.26%) Windows 2000
12 8 (1.64%) Android
13 7 (1.44%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.82%) Debian
15 3 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.62%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.62%) HPUX
16 2 (0.41%) VMS
16 2 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (16.63%) ITIL
2 77 (15.81%) MVC
3 63 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (11.70%) Project Management
5 54 (11.09%) Change Management
6 51 (10.47%) Disaster Recovery
7 31 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (5.95%) Web Application Development
9 28 (5.75%) Scrum
9 28 (5.75%) Software Engineering
10 26 (5.34%) Web Development
11 22 (4.52%) Problem Management
11 22 (4.52%) Change Control
12 21 (4.31%) Mentoring
12 21 (4.31%) OO
12 21 (4.31%) Service Delivery
13 20 (4.11%) ETL
14 18 (3.70%) TDD
15 17 (3.49%) PRINCE2
16 16 (3.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 143 (29.36%) SQL
2 131 (26.90%) C#
3 83 (17.04%) JavaScript
4 46 (9.45%) VB.NET
5 32 (6.57%) T-SQL
6 26 (5.34%) C
7 20 (4.11%) PowerShell
8 17 (3.49%) Java
9 11 (2.26%) C++
9 11 (2.26%) VB
10 9 (1.85%) VBScript
11 8 (1.64%) VBA
12 7 (1.44%) Python
13 6 (1.23%) XAML
14 5 (1.03%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.03%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.03%) Perl
15 4 (0.82%) PHP
16 3 (0.62%) COBOL
17 2 (0.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 61 (12.53%) Degree
2 43 (8.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.87%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.87%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.67%) MCSE
7 10 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (1.85%) MCSA
9 8 (1.64%) MCP
9 8 (1.64%) CCIE
9 8 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (1.44%) ISEB
11 5 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (1.03%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.03%) MCITP
12 4 (0.82%) CISSP
12 4 (0.82%) CCNP
13 3 (0.62%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.42%) SLA
2 25 (5.13%) QA
3 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.41%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 146 (29.98%) Active Directory
2 89 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (5.54%) VMware ESX
4 15 (3.08%) XenApp
5 11 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.26%) XenServer
6 9 (1.85%) vSphere
7 7 (1.44%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.03%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.41%) Firmware
10 2 (0.41%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.41%) vCloud
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (4.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 20 (4.11%) Tivoli
3 19 (3.90%) Backup Exec
4 13 (2.67%) SCCM
4 13 (2.67%) SCOM
5 9 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.44%) WSUS
7 6 (1.23%) Nagios
8 5 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (1.03%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.41%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.41%) Control-M
9 2 (0.41%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.41%) MIMEsweeper
9 2 (0.41%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.41%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.21%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 108 (22.18%) VMware
2 81 (16.63%) Citrix
3 61 (12.53%) Oracle
4 43 (8.83%) Cisco
5 38 (7.80%) HP
6 37 (7.60%) IBM
7 36 (7.39%) NetApp
8 25 (5.13%) SolarWinds
9 18 (3.70%) Symantec
9 18 (3.70%) BMC
10 9 (1.85%) Sitecore
11 8 (1.64%) SAP
12 7 (1.44%) 3PAR
12 7 (1.44%) Tableau
12 7 (1.44%) Sun
12 7 (1.44%) Juniper
12 7 (1.44%) Apple
12 7 (1.44%) Sage
13 6 (1.23%) Business Objects
13 6 (1.23%) CheckPoint
Essex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £24000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Essex
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Reed Technology
Posted: 8 hours ago
Essex
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Harlow, Essex
Rushworths
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 per annum + pension, bonus, gym, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonuses + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits - Travel Expenses + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Wickford
Blue Town Online
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Basildon, Essex
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Colchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £27500 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Chelmsford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Essex and Hertfordshire
System Sense
Salary: up to £30k + car + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago