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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 188 253 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 16.91% 23.45% 26.70%
As % of the Vendors category 33.75% 45.34% 51.57%
Number of salaries quoted 149 215 248
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
557 558 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 50.09% 51.71% 51.77%
Number of salaries quoted 453 478 459
Average salary £40,000 £44,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,778 £30,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £56,000
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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Colchester +3 38 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Chelmsford -2 21 £40,000 - 3
Brentwood -4 18 £32,000 -8.57%
Basildon -6 15 £36,000 -28.00% 1
Harlow 0 10 £40,000 -25.92% 2
Waltham Abbey 0 3 £22,500 -45.45%
Southend-on-Sea -4 3 £36,250 -7.05% 1
Saffron Walden - 3 £26,000 -
Billericay - 3 £40,000 - 1
Chigwell - 3 £37,500 -
Harwich - 2 £35,000 -
Loughton +3 1 £23,500 -44.70%
Epping -5 1 £19,000 -64.81% 2
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 188 (40.96%) MS Excel
2 180 (39.22%) SQL Server
3 165 (35.95%) C#
4 162 (35.29%) .NET
5 156 (33.99%) Windows
6 137 (29.85%) SQL
7 107 (23.31%) ASP.NET
8 100 (21.79%) Finance
9 81 (17.65%) MS Office
9 81 (17.65%) Active Directory
10 64 (13.94%) Degree
11 62 (13.51%) JavaScript
11 62 (13.51%) Web Services
12 61 (13.29%) HTML
12 61 (13.29%) Visual Studio
13 59 (12.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 58 (12.64%) VMware
15 56 (12.20%) SharePoint
16 53 (11.55%) CSS
16 53 (11.55%) Citrix
17 52 (11.33%) MS Exchange
18 50 (10.89%) ITIL
19 47 (10.24%) OO
19 47 (10.24%) WinForms
19 47 (10.24%) MVC
20 46 (10.02%) Windows 7
21 45 (9.80%) WCF
22 44 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
23 41 (8.93%) Android
24 40 (8.71%) Java

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 56 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 52 (11.33%) MS Exchange
3 39 (8.50%) IIS
4 27 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.87%) CMS
10 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.44%) Content Management Server
10 2 (0.44%) Lync
10 2 (0.44%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.44%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 188 (40.96%) MS Excel
2 81 (17.65%) MS Office
3 20 (4.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.18%) MS Project
5 9 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.65%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.22%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (1.31%) Magento
2 5 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.09%) AWD
3 4 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.65%) assyst
4 3 (0.65%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.65%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.22%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.31%) Office 365
2 2 (0.44%) SaaS
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.19%) Firewall
2 26 (5.66%) DNS
3 24 (5.23%) DHCP
4 22 (4.79%) SAN
5 21 (4.58%) VPN
6 20 (4.36%) Internet
6 20 (4.36%) TCP/IP
7 11 (2.40%) VLAN
8 10 (2.18%) Network Security
8 10 (2.18%) LAN
9 9 (1.96%) WAN
10 7 (1.53%) VoIP
10 7 (1.53%) IP Telephony
11 6 (1.31%) FTP
12 5 (1.09%) HTTP
12 5 (1.09%) LDAP
12 5 (1.09%) NAS
13 4 (0.87%) ADSL
14 3 (0.65%) Intranet
15 2 (0.44%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (39.22%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (6.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (5.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (4.36%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.61%) DTS
7 9 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.74%) MySQL
9 7 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.09%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.65%) EDRMS
12 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.65%) QlikView
13 2 (0.44%) InterSystems Cache
13 2 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.44%) OLTP
13 2 (0.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 61 (13.29%) Visual Studio
2 19 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.40%) NUnit
4 9 (1.96%) Subversion
5 8 (1.74%) MSTest
5 8 (1.74%) Rhino Mocks
5 8 (1.74%) Moq
6 7 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (1.31%) TestDirector
8 5 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (0.87%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.65%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.65%) Selenium
11 2 (0.44%) ReSharper
12 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.22%) XMLSpy
12 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
General
1 100 (21.79%) Finance
2 18 (3.92%) Marketing
3 8 (1.74%) Advertising
3 8 (1.74%) Banking
4 7 (1.53%) Electronics
5 5 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.09%) Publishing
5 5 (1.09%) Local Government
6 4 (0.87%) Legal
6 4 (0.87%) Front Office
6 4 (0.87%) Back Office
7 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.65%) Retail
7 3 (0.65%) Law
8 2 (0.44%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (0.44%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.44%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 163 (35.51%) Developer
2 83 (18.08%) Analyst
3 57 (12.42%) C# Developer
4 55 (11.98%) .NET Developer
5 46 (10.02%) Software Developer
6 31 (6.75%) C# .NET Developer
7 29 (6.32%) Support Analyst
8 22 (4.79%) Architect
9 21 (4.58%) 2nd Line Support
10 20 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (3.92%) Support Engineer
11 18 (3.92%) DBA
11 18 (3.92%) ASP.NET Developer
12 17 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (3.49%) SQL DBA
14 15 (3.27%) Team Leader
14 15 (3.27%) Project Manager
15 14 (3.05%) Desktop Support
16 13 (2.83%) Applications Developer
16 13 (2.83%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (35.29%) .NET
2 107 (23.31%) ASP.NET
3 62 (13.51%) Web Services
4 61 (13.29%) HTML
5 53 (11.55%) CSS
6 47 (10.24%) WinForms
7 45 (9.80%) WCF
8 37 (8.06%) SOAP
9 33 (7.19%) WPF
10 31 (6.75%) XML
11 25 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 22 (4.79%) Ajax
13 21 (4.58%) Silverlight
14 20 (4.36%) jQuery
15 19 (4.14%) Ruby on Rails
15 19 (4.14%) XHTML
16 12 (2.61%) .NET Framework
17 9 (1.96%) CSS3
18 8 (1.74%) Razor View Engine
18 8 (1.74%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.10%) Computer Science
2 14 (3.05%) Inversion of Control
2 14 (3.05%) Blackberry
2 14 (3.05%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.40%) Replication
3 11 (2.40%) Clustering
4 9 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (1.96%) N-Tier
5 7 (1.53%) AS400
6 5 (1.09%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.09%) Telematics
6 5 (1.09%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.87%) Open Source
8 3 (0.65%) CUDA
8 3 (0.65%) Kindle
8 3 (0.65%) Graphic Design
8 3 (0.65%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.65%) IVR
9 2 (0.44%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.44%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 156 (33.99%) Windows
2 46 (10.02%) Windows 7
3 44 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (8.93%) Android
5 39 (8.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (6.32%) Windows XP
7 23 (5.01%) Linux
8 21 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (3.92%) Apple iOS
10 14 (3.05%) Windows 8
11 10 (2.18%) UNIX
12 5 (1.09%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (10.89%) ITIL
2 47 (10.24%) OO
2 47 (10.24%) MVC
3 38 (8.28%) TDD
4 34 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (5.88%) Android Development
6 25 (5.45%) Migration
7 23 (5.01%) Service Delivery
7 23 (5.01%) Project Management
8 20 (4.36%) Software Engineering
8 20 (4.36%) MVVM
9 19 (4.14%) OOP
10 18 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (3.92%) Scrum
11 16 (3.49%) Change Control
11 16 (3.49%) Unit Testing
11 16 (3.49%) Performance Tuning
12 15 (3.27%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (3.27%) OOD
12 15 (3.27%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 165 (35.95%) C#
2 137 (29.85%) SQL
3 62 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 40 (8.71%) Java
4 40 (8.71%) VB.NET
5 23 (5.01%) T-SQL
5 23 (5.01%) C++
6 20 (4.36%) C
7 19 (4.14%) Ruby
8 17 (3.70%) VBScript
9 15 (3.27%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.96%) VB
10 9 (1.96%) PHP
11 7 (1.53%) F#
12 3 (0.65%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.65%) Python
13 2 (0.44%) VBA
13 2 (0.44%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.44%) Perl
13 2 (0.44%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 64 (13.94%) Degree
2 59 (12.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (6.32%) MCSE
4 25 (5.45%) MCP
5 21 (4.58%) ITIL Certification
6 16 (3.49%) MCITP
7 10 (2.18%) MCTS
7 10 (2.18%) Citrix Certification
8 9 (1.96%) MCSA
9 8 (1.74%) MCAD
9 8 (1.74%) MCSD
10 7 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.09%) VCP5
11 5 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.87%) Security Cleared
12 4 (0.87%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.87%) ISEB
12 4 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.65%) CCA
13 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.61%) ISO 9001
2 10 (2.18%) SLA
3 8 (1.74%) QA
4 5 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.09%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) P3O
System Software
1 81 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.92%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (2.40%) vSphere
5 10 (2.18%) VMware ESX
6 8 (1.74%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.31%) XenApp
8 5 (1.09%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.65%) vCloud
10 3 (0.65%) MetaFrame
10 3 (0.65%) XenServer
11 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (3.49%) Backup Exec
2 15 (3.27%) SCCM
3 6 (1.31%) Puppet
4 5 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.87%) WSUS
5 4 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.65%) Nagios
6 3 (0.65%) ARCserve
6 3 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.44%) Opsview
7 2 (0.44%) SCOM
7 2 (0.44%) Munin
8 1 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.22%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.22%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.22%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 58 (12.64%) VMware
2 53 (11.55%) Citrix
3 25 (5.45%) DevExpress
4 24 (5.23%) Cisco
5 22 (4.79%) Oracle
6 13 (2.83%) Symantec
7 9 (1.96%) JBoss
8 8 (1.74%) Dell
8 8 (1.74%) Red Gate
9 6 (1.31%) HP
9 6 (1.31%) Juniper
9 6 (1.31%) Adobe
10 5 (1.09%) SAP
10 5 (1.09%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.09%) LANDesk
11 4 (0.87%) EMC
11 4 (0.87%) Avaya
11 4 (0.87%) IBM
11 4 (0.87%) Sophos
12 3 (0.65%) webMethods
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 23 hours ago
Colchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Gold Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Hurren and Hope
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Hurren and Hope
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Harlow, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Epping, Essex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £13500.00 - £14500.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Epping, Essex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Billericay, Essex
Swan Housing
Posted: 10 days ago
Essex
ECM Selection
Salary: £0 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Essex
Modis International - London
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 14 days ago
Essex
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Braintree, Essex
Blue Fox
Salary: £13.5k - 14k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Basildon
DP Connect
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits package + More
Posted: 22 days ago