Period
to 26 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 119 76
Rank change year-on-year +59 -43 -16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 65 14 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.33% 0.74% 3.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.52% 2.55% 12.70%
Number of salaries quoted 63 8 62
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +54.55% -14.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £35,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,000 £53,625
East of England median annual salary £43,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year +22.86% +1.45% -4.17%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 333 550 614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 22.19% 29.02% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 286 394 437
Essex median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% -0.58% -3.89%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Essex

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Essex.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Essex

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Essex over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Essex

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Essex region over the 6 months to 26 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester - 12 £29,000 -
Basildon - 7 £42,500 -
Wickford - 4 £35,000 - 1
Waltham Abbey - 3 £37,500 -
Chelmsford - 3 £29,298 -
Harlow - 1 £45,000 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 55 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 46 (70.77%) SQL Server
3 38 (58.46%) SQL
4 37 (56.92%) Performance Tuning
5 35 (53.85%) T-SQL
6 33 (50.77%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (38.46%) Replication
8 22 (33.85%) High Availability
9 21 (32.31%) Windows
10 20 (30.77%) Microsoft Excel
11 18 (27.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (27.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (21.54%) Active Directory
13 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
14 12 (18.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (18.46%) MCSE
14 12 (18.46%) Firewall
15 11 (16.92%) VLAN
16 10 (15.38%) VMware
16 10 (15.38%) MS Exchange
16 10 (15.38%) LAN
16 10 (15.38%) Data Centre
16 10 (15.38%) Windows 7
17 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (13.85%) Windows 8
17 9 (13.85%) Office 365
17 9 (13.85%) WAN
17 9 (13.85%) TCP/IP
17 9 (13.85%) VPN

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (30.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) BPCS
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.85%) Office 365
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) Firewall
2 11 (16.92%) VLAN
3 10 (15.38%) LAN
4 9 (13.85%) TCP/IP
4 9 (13.85%) VPN
4 9 (13.85%) WAN
5 7 (10.77%) DHCP
5 7 (10.77%) DNS
5 7 (10.77%) VoIP
6 6 (9.23%) Network Security
7 5 (7.69%) Ethernet
8 4 (6.15%) Internet
8 4 (6.15%) Wireless
9 2 (3.08%) DMZ
9 2 (3.08%) IMAP
9 2 (3.08%) SMTP
10 1 (1.54%) Broadband
10 1 (1.54%) MPLS
10 1 (1.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (70.77%) SQL Server
2 18 (27.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (27.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (18.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.62%) Back Office
2 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (55.38%) DBA
2 32 (49.23%) SQL DBA
2 32 (49.23%) SQL Server DBA
3 17 (26.15%) Administrator
4 5 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) Applications Support
5 4 (6.15%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) IT Support
7 2 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
7 2 (3.08%) IT Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Junior SQL DBA
7 2 (3.08%) Junior SQL Server DBA
7 2 (3.08%) Senior Applications Support
7 2 (3.08%) Senior DBA
7 2 (3.08%) Senior SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) MAPI
2 1 (1.54%) .NET
2 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (38.46%) Replication
2 10 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.69%) Blackberry
5 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.54%) iPhone
8 1 (1.54%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.31%) Windows
2 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 9 (13.85%) Windows 8
5 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.15%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.92%) Performance Tuning
2 33 (50.77%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (33.85%) High Availability
4 7 (10.77%) ITIL
4 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (6.15%) Network Architecture
5 4 (6.15%) People Management
5 4 (6.15%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.62%) CRM
6 3 (4.62%) Project Management
6 3 (4.62%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.08%) ERP
7 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.54%) Data Security
8 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.54%) Migration
8 1 (1.54%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 38 (58.46%) SQL
2 35 (53.85%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.08%) C
3 2 (3.08%) C#
3 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) MCSE
2 9 (13.85%) MCITP
3 8 (12.31%) Degree
4 6 (9.23%) MCSA
5 5 (7.69%) CCNA
5 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (6.15%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (4.62%) MCP
8 1 (1.54%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.54%) MCDST
8 1 (1.54%) MOS
8 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (21.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.77%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) SCCM
2 3 (4.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.08%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 55 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.38%) VMware
3 6 (9.23%) Citrix
4 4 (6.15%) Symantec
5 3 (4.62%) HP
5 3 (4.62%) SAP
6 2 (3.08%) Epicor
6 2 (3.08%) IFS
6 2 (3.08%) Infor
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle
6 2 (3.08%) Sage
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco
7 1 (1.54%) NetApp