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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 277 251 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 22.05% 23.93% 26.65%
As % of the Vendors category 43.21% 43.28% 51.66%
Number of salaries quoted 202 206 221
Average salary £38,475 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.60% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £24,000
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
641 580 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 51.04% 55.29% 51.59%
Number of salaries quoted 499 462 400
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 March 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 March 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 73 £50,000 +39.86%
Chelmsford -1 42 £40,000 +40.35% 7
Colchester -3 35 £22,050 -32.15% 6
Basildon -3 11 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Southend-on-Sea - 9 £30,000 - 2
Ingatestone - 5 - -
Harlow -6 4 £27,500 -50.00% 1
Loughton - 3 £32,000 -
Braintree - 2 £35,000 - 2
Billericay +10 1 £60,000 +100.00% 2
Hockley - 1 £18,500 -
Dunmow - 1 £28,750 -
Purfleet - 1 £47,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 225 (43.10%) Windows
2 197 (37.74%) MS Excel
3 160 (30.65%) SQL
4 156 (29.89%) .NET
5 155 (29.69%) Active Directory
6 128 (24.52%) C#
7 125 (23.95%) SQL Server
8 114 (21.84%) Finance
9 99 (18.97%) MS Office
10 98 (18.77%) ASP.NET
10 98 (18.77%) VMware
11 95 (18.20%) Citrix
12 93 (17.82%) ITIL
13 83 (15.90%) VMware Infrastructure
14 80 (15.33%) DNS
15 71 (13.60%) MVC
15 71 (13.60%) HTML
15 71 (13.60%) JavaScript
16 69 (13.22%) Linux
16 69 (13.22%) MS Exchange
16 69 (13.22%) Degree
17 68 (13.03%) SAN
18 65 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
19 62 (11.88%) Windows Server 2003
20 61 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
21 57 (10.92%) HP
21 57 (10.92%) Windows Server 2012
22 56 (10.73%) VB.NET
22 56 (10.73%) Firewall
23 52 (9.96%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 69 (13.22%) MS Exchange
2 43 (8.24%) SharePoint
3 42 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (5.17%) IIS
5 26 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (3.26%) Lync
7 17 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (2.87%) JBoss
9 7 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.19%) SugarCRM
14 1 (0.19%) Apache
14 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 197 (37.74%) MS Excel
2 99 (18.97%) MS Office
3 28 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.49%) MS Project
5 7 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.15%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.96%) Final Cut Pro
7 5 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.96%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Magento
2 5 (0.96%) AWD
3 4 (0.77%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.38%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.19%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.19%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.77%) Office 365
3 2 (0.38%) IaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 80 (15.33%) DNS
2 68 (13.03%) SAN
3 56 (10.73%) Firewall
4 51 (9.77%) DHCP
5 39 (7.47%) VPN
6 38 (7.28%) Internet
7 17 (3.26%) LDAP
7 17 (3.26%) LAN
8 16 (3.07%) WAN
9 11 (2.11%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.34%) NAS
10 7 (1.34%) Network Security
11 6 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (0.96%) iSCSI
13 4 (0.77%) SMTP
13 4 (0.77%) HTTP
13 4 (0.77%) Broadband
13 4 (0.77%) IPv4
13 4 (0.77%) IPv6
13 4 (0.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (23.95%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 20 (3.83%) Relational Database
6 19 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (2.49%) MySQL
8 13 (2.49%) MS Access
9 12 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
10 10 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (3.07%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.68%) Subversion
3 12 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.92%) Moq
5 9 (1.72%) Selenium
5 9 (1.72%) TestDirector
6 7 (1.34%) MSTest
6 7 (1.34%) NUnit
6 7 (1.34%) JUnit
7 5 (0.96%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.96%) SpecFlow
7 5 (0.96%) SoapUI
7 5 (0.96%) Mockito
7 5 (0.96%) Rhino Mocks
7 5 (0.96%) jMock
8 4 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.57%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 114 (21.84%) Finance
2 19 (3.64%) Automotive
3 18 (3.45%) Law
4 16 (3.07%) Legal
5 14 (2.68%) Banking
6 9 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.72%) Advertising
7 8 (1.53%) Back Office
8 7 (1.34%) Retail
9 6 (1.15%) Local Government
10 5 (0.96%) Marketing
10 5 (0.96%) Games
10 5 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.57%) Electronics
12 2 (0.38%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.19%) French Language
13 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.19%) Front Office
13 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 141 (27.01%) Developer
2 74 (14.18%) Analyst
3 54 (10.34%) .NET Developer
4 46 (8.81%) Software Developer
5 38 (7.28%) C# Developer
6 34 (6.51%) C# .NET Developer
7 32 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (4.79%) Senior Developer
8 25 (4.79%) Consultant
9 24 (4.60%) Support Engineer
10 19 (3.64%) Administrator
10 19 (3.64%) Architect
11 18 (3.45%) Network Engineer
12 17 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
12 17 (3.26%) Support Analyst
13 15 (2.87%) Web Developer
13 15 (2.87%) Technical Support
14 13 (2.49%) Java Developer
14 13 (2.49%) Server Engineer
15 12 (2.30%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (29.89%) .NET
2 98 (18.77%) ASP.NET
3 71 (13.60%) HTML
4 51 (9.77%) CSS
4 51 (9.77%) XML
5 50 (9.58%) .NET Framework
6 45 (8.62%) Web Services
7 42 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 38 (7.28%) WinForms
9 31 (5.94%) WPF
9 31 (5.94%) jQuery
10 30 (5.75%) JSON
11 28 (5.36%) Razor View Engine
12 27 (5.17%) WCF
12 27 (5.17%) LINQ
12 27 (5.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 22 (4.21%) SOAP
14 19 (3.64%) Ajax
15 15 (2.87%) HTML5
15 15 (2.87%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.47%) Blackberry
2 38 (7.28%) Computer Science
3 37 (7.09%) Clustering
4 29 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (5.17%) AS400
6 22 (4.21%) Management Information System
6 22 (4.21%) Open Source
7 16 (3.07%) iSeries
8 12 (2.30%) Mathematics
9 11 (2.11%) NHS
10 10 (1.92%) CMDB
11 9 (1.72%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.53%) Statistics
12 8 (1.53%) Replication
13 6 (1.15%) LIMS
13 6 (1.15%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.96%) Mobile Computing
14 5 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
14 5 (0.96%) Learning Management System
14 5 (0.96%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 225 (43.10%) Windows
2 69 (13.22%) Linux
3 62 (11.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 61 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (10.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (9.96%) Windows 7
7 34 (6.51%) Windows 8
8 28 (5.36%) Windows XP
9 18 (3.45%) Solaris
10 16 (3.07%) UNIX
11 13 (2.49%) AIX
12 12 (2.30%) Android
13 11 (2.11%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (1.15%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.38%) VMS
17 2 (0.38%) CentOS
17 2 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (17.82%) ITIL
2 71 (13.60%) MVC
3 51 (9.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 49 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (9.00%) Web Development
6 46 (8.81%) Project Management
7 43 (8.24%) Change Management
8 36 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
9 32 (6.13%) Web Application Development
10 30 (5.75%) ETL
11 29 (5.56%) Service Delivery
12 28 (5.36%) Mentoring
13 25 (4.79%) OO
14 24 (4.60%) Software Engineering
15 23 (4.41%) Migration
16 19 (3.64%) Problem Management
16 19 (3.64%) Scrum
17 18 (3.45%) Waterfall
18 17 (3.26%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (3.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 160 (30.65%) SQL
2 128 (24.52%) C#
3 71 (13.60%) JavaScript
4 56 (10.73%) VB.NET
5 33 (6.32%) T-SQL
6 23 (4.41%) Java
7 20 (3.83%) PowerShell
8 18 (3.45%) C
9 16 (3.07%) VB
10 14 (2.68%) VBScript
11 10 (1.92%) C++
12 9 (1.72%) PHP
13 7 (1.34%) Python
13 7 (1.34%) VBA
14 6 (1.15%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.15%) Perl
15 5 (0.96%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.57%) COBOL
16 3 (0.57%) XAML
17 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (13.22%) Degree
2 65 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (6.51%) MCSE
4 27 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (3.45%) MCP
6 17 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.87%) MCITP
8 14 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (2.68%) VCP4
9 13 (2.49%) Security Cleared
10 12 (2.30%) MCSA
11 11 (2.11%) SC Cleared
12 8 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (1.53%) CCIE
13 7 (1.34%) CCNP
14 6 (1.15%) CISA
14 6 (1.15%) ISEB
14 6 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.96%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.13%) SLA
2 18 (3.45%) QA
3 4 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.38%) HL7
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 155 (29.69%) Active Directory
2 83 (15.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.21%) VMware ESX
4 19 (3.64%) XenDesktop
5 17 (3.26%) XenApp
6 14 (2.68%) Hyper-V
7 10 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.72%) vSphere
9 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.96%) XenServer
11 4 (0.77%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.38%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.19%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 21 (4.02%) Backup Exec
2 19 (3.64%) SCCM
3 16 (3.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 15 (2.87%) Tivoli
5 12 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.34%) WSUS
6 7 (1.34%) SCOM
6 7 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.96%) Cisco UCCE
7 5 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.77%) Nagios
9 3 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.38%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.38%) MIMEsweeper
10 2 (0.38%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (0.38%) CiscoWorks
10 2 (0.38%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.38%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.38%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 98 (18.77%) VMware
2 95 (18.20%) Citrix
3 57 (10.92%) HP
4 43 (8.24%) Oracle
5 40 (7.66%) Cisco
6 33 (6.32%) Symantec
7 27 (5.17%) IBM
8 23 (4.41%) NetApp
9 13 (2.49%) BMC
10 12 (2.30%) SolarWinds
11 11 (2.11%) Juniper
11 11 (2.11%) Apple
12 10 (1.92%) Business Objects
12 10 (1.92%) SAP
12 10 (1.92%) 3PAR
13 9 (1.72%) Tableau
13 9 (1.72%) Dell
13 9 (1.72%) Sage
14 7 (1.34%) Veeam
15 6 (1.15%) Adobe
Chelmsford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Tiptree, Essex
JobServe Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
Billericay, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Billericay, Essex
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chelmsford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £15000.00 - £16000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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
Basildon, Essex
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Basildon
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £35,000-£45,000 DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £28,000-£38,000 p.a. depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
QA Limited
Salary: £153.75 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 11 days ago