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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 221 275 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 18.57% 21.57% 23.82%
As % of the Vendors category 41.15% 41.04% 43.19%
Number of salaries quoted 164 208 189
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,350 £20,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,522 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -
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
537 670 551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 45.13% 52.55% 55.16%
Number of salaries quoted 386 530 438
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +2 62 £35,000 +59.09% 5
Basildon +3 27 £25,500 -32.00% 2
Brentwood -13 23 £65,000 +30.00% 2
Chelmsford -11 9 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Leigh-on-Sea - 6 £52,500 -
Braintree +2 4 £40,000 +14.28%
Southend-on-Sea +1 4 £41,250 -8.33% 2
Waltham Abbey - 4 - - 1
Harlow +3 3 £50,000 +72.41%
Witham - 3 £25,000 -
Epping - 2 £28,000 -
Thurrock - 1 £60,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 224 (46.76%) MS Excel
2 192 (40.08%) SQL Server
3 171 (35.70%) MS Office
4 168 (35.07%) Windows
5 149 (31.11%) .NET
6 148 (30.90%) SQL
7 117 (24.43%) C#
8 108 (22.55%) Active Directory
9 93 (19.42%) VMware
9 93 (19.42%) JavaScript
10 90 (18.79%) HTML
11 81 (16.91%) Finance
11 81 (16.91%) Windows Server
12 77 (16.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 76 (15.87%) Degree
14 75 (15.66%) CSS
15 73 (15.24%) jQuery
16 70 (14.61%) MS Exchange
17 66 (13.78%) Citrix
17 66 (13.78%) ASP.NET
18 64 (13.36%) Microsoft Certification
18 64 (13.36%) MVC
19 60 (12.53%) Project Management
20 57 (11.90%) Oracle
21 54 (11.27%) VB.NET
21 54 (11.27%) Legal
21 54 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
22 52 (10.86%) Windows 7
23 50 (10.44%) SharePoint
24 47 (9.81%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 70 (14.61%) MS Exchange
2 50 (10.44%) SharePoint
3 38 (7.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (6.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (3.97%) IIS
6 14 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.46%) Umbraco
10 6 (1.25%) CMS
10 6 (1.25%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.84%) JBoss
11 4 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.42%) Liferay
13 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.21%) Alfresco
14 1 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 224 (46.76%) MS Excel
2 171 (35.70%) MS Office
3 8 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.25%) MS Project
5 2 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.42%) AWD
4 1 (0.21%) BASE24
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.21%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.21%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 43 (8.98%) Office 365
2 10 (2.09%) SaaS
3 8 (1.67%) IaaS
3 8 (1.67%) PaaS
4 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.31%) DNS
2 31 (6.47%) DHCP
2 31 (6.47%) Firewall
3 30 (6.26%) SAN
4 26 (5.43%) TCP/IP
5 16 (3.34%) VPN
5 16 (3.34%) WAN
6 14 (2.92%) Intranet
6 14 (2.92%) VoIP
7 12 (2.51%) NAS
8 11 (2.30%) VLAN
9 10 (2.09%) Internet
9 10 (2.09%) Remote Desktop
10 9 (1.88%) SMTP
11 8 (1.67%) iSCSI
11 8 (1.67%) LAN
12 7 (1.46%) IMAP
12 7 (1.46%) LDAP
12 7 (1.46%) SNMP
12 7 (1.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (40.08%) SQL Server
2 43 (8.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (8.14%) Relational Database
5 35 (7.31%) MySQL
6 33 (6.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (6.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 28 (5.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (2.09%) QlikView
11 8 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (1.46%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (1.25%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (1.04%) MS Access
15 4 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 38 (7.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (4.80%) Visual Studio
3 19 (3.97%) Subversion
4 14 (2.92%) HP UFT
5 13 (2.71%) TestDirector
6 7 (1.46%) MSTest
7 6 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (1.25%) Rhino Mocks
8 4 (0.84%) JIRA
8 4 (0.84%) Selenium
8 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.63%) Metasploit
9 3 (0.63%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.63%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.63%) XMLSpy
10 2 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.42%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.42%) Moq
10 2 (0.42%) PROIV
10 2 (0.42%) ReSharper
General
1 81 (16.91%) Finance
2 54 (11.27%) Legal
3 37 (7.72%) Law
4 22 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.76%) Banking
6 15 (3.13%) Marketing
7 11 (2.30%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.88%) Back Office
9 5 (1.04%) Billing
9 5 (1.04%) Publishing
10 3 (0.63%) Retail
11 2 (0.42%) Automotive
11 2 (0.42%) Front Office
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 135 (28.18%) Developer
2 97 (20.25%) Analyst
3 81 (16.91%) .NET Developer
4 77 (16.08%) C# Developer
5 60 (12.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 45 (9.39%) Web Developer
7 43 (8.98%) Support Engineer
8 41 (8.56%) IT Support
9 38 (7.93%) .NET Web Developer
9 38 (7.93%) Administrator
10 29 (6.05%) C# Web Developer
10 29 (6.05%) Support Analyst
11 28 (5.85%) Software Developer
12 27 (5.64%) IT Administrator
12 27 (5.64%) IT Engineer
13 25 (5.22%) DBA
13 25 (5.22%) SQL DBA
14 24 (5.01%) SQL Developer
15 22 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 20 (4.18%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (31.11%) .NET
2 90 (18.79%) HTML
3 75 (15.66%) CSS
4 73 (15.24%) jQuery
5 66 (13.78%) ASP.NET
6 42 (8.77%) Web Services
7 26 (5.43%) Ajax
8 22 (4.59%) WCF
9 19 (3.97%) XML
10 16 (3.34%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (3.13%) .NET Framework
12 13 (2.71%) Entity Framework
13 12 (2.51%) AngularJS
14 11 (2.30%) WPF
15 10 (2.09%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (2.09%) Silverlight
16 8 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 7 (1.46%) HTML5
17 7 (1.46%) SOAP
18 6 (1.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (9.60%) Computer Science
3 36 (7.52%) User Experience
4 25 (5.22%) Mathematics
5 21 (4.38%) Driving Licence
6 13 (2.71%) AS400
7 12 (2.51%) Blackberry
7 12 (2.51%) Fat Client
7 12 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.51%) Thin Client
7 12 (2.51%) Visualisation
8 10 (2.09%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.46%) CMDB
10 7 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
10 7 (1.46%) Mobile Computing
10 7 (1.46%) Statistics
10 7 (1.46%) SWIFT
11 6 (1.25%) iPhone
11 6 (1.25%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 168 (35.07%) Windows
2 81 (16.91%) Windows Server
3 52 (10.86%) Windows 7
4 43 (8.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (6.89%) Linux
6 32 (6.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (5.22%) Windows 8
8 21 (4.38%) Android
9 16 (3.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (3.34%) Windows XP
10 13 (2.71%) Windows 10
11 8 (1.67%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.46%) Windows Vista
13 6 (1.25%) Unix
14 5 (1.04%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.63%) AIX
15 3 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.63%) Solaris
16 1 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (13.36%) MVC
2 60 (12.53%) Project Management
3 47 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (9.81%) ITIL
4 44 (9.19%) Business Intelligence
5 42 (8.77%) Web Development
6 30 (6.26%) Case Management
7 29 (6.05%) Software Engineering
8 28 (5.85%) Service Delivery
8 28 (5.85%) Workflow
9 25 (5.22%) ETL
10 24 (5.01%) Mentoring
11 23 (4.80%) CRM
12 21 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
13 20 (4.18%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (3.97%) SDLC
15 18 (3.76%) Analytics
15 18 (3.76%) Change Management
15 18 (3.76%) Speech Recognition
16 17 (3.55%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 148 (30.90%) SQL
2 117 (24.43%) C#
3 93 (19.42%) JavaScript
4 54 (11.27%) VB.NET
5 32 (6.68%) T-SQL
6 29 (6.05%) PowerShell
7 21 (4.38%) C
8 16 (3.34%) VBScript
9 15 (3.13%) VB
10 12 (2.51%) C++
10 12 (2.51%) Python
11 9 (1.88%) Java
12 8 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.67%) VBA
13 7 (1.46%) XAML
14 6 (1.25%) Embedded C
14 6 (1.25%) Embedded C++
14 6 (1.25%) VB6
15 5 (1.04%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 76 (15.87%) Degree
2 64 (13.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (7.72%) MCSA
3 37 (7.72%) MCSE
4 19 (3.97%) MCITP
5 18 (3.76%) MCP
6 13 (2.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (2.09%) ISEB
8 8 (1.67%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.46%) MCSD
9 7 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.04%) CCNA
11 3 (0.63%) CEH
11 3 (0.63%) CISM
11 3 (0.63%) CISSP
11 3 (0.63%) MCTS
11 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.63%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.97%) QA
2 18 (3.76%) SLA
3 6 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.42%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 108 (22.55%) Active Directory
2 77 (16.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (9.60%) Hyper-V
4 20 (4.18%) vSphere
5 12 (2.51%) XenApp
6 10 (2.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (1.46%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.84%) Firmware
9 4 (0.84%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.84%) XenServer
10 3 (0.63%) NFS
11 2 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.42%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (3.76%) SCCM
2 12 (2.51%) WSUS
3 11 (2.30%) Backup Exec
3 11 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.84%) SCOM
6 3 (0.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (0.63%) Nessus
6 3 (0.63%) QRadar
6 3 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.63%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.42%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.21%) Puppet
8 1 (0.21%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 93 (19.42%) VMware
2 66 (13.78%) Citrix
3 57 (11.90%) Oracle
4 36 (7.52%) iManage
5 35 (7.31%) Cisco
6 29 (6.05%) Veeam
7 28 (5.85%) HP
8 24 (5.01%) Tableau
9 20 (4.18%) SolarWinds
10 17 (3.55%) IBM
11 15 (3.13%) Interwoven
12 14 (2.92%) Apple
12 14 (2.92%) SonicWALL
12 14 (2.92%) Symantec
13 11 (2.30%) Draytek
14 8 (1.67%) AppSense
15 7 (1.46%) Telerik
16 6 (1.25%) Dell
16 6 (1.25%) NetApp
16 6 (1.25%) SAP
Brentwood
aap3
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Oscar
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Loughton, Essex
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basildon, Essex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester, Essex
DCV Technologies
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Southend-On-Sea
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Basildon
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £67000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 13 days ago
Colchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Colchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Waltham Abbey, Essex
ACM Environmental PLC
Posted: 26 days ago
Chelmsford
Capita plc
Salary: £19000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago