Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 95 109
Rank change year-on-year +31 +14 -44
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 42 41 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.97% 2.14% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.50% 7.18% 6.71%
Number of salaries quoted 37 32 25
Essex median annual salary £35,000 £47,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.32% +46.15% -10.34%
10th Percentile £20,350 £26,425 £23,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £57,500 £53,750
East of England median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -

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 311 571 462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 21.99% 29.82% 21.86%
Number of salaries quoted 250 449 349
Essex median annual salary £43,278 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.75% -1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,800 £22,500
90th Percentile £71,375 £63,750 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Basildon -5 6 £45,000 +20.00%
Wickford - 6 £35,000 -
Colchester +19 5 £26,500 -47.00%
Harlow -1 5 £36,500 +65.91% 1
Chelmsford +10 3 £29,298 -4.72% 1
Loughton - 3 £29,000 -
Saffron Walden - 2 £19,250 - 1
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 34 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 23 (54.76%) Windows
3 19 (45.24%) SQL Server
4 16 (38.10%) MCSA
5 15 (35.71%) SQL
5 15 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 14 (33.33%) Replication
7 13 (30.95%) MS Exchange
7 13 (30.95%) Office 365
8 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 12 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (28.57%) T-SQL
9 11 (26.19%) ITIL
9 11 (26.19%) High Availability
9 11 (26.19%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
11 9 (21.43%) Citrix
11 9 (21.43%) Cisco
11 9 (21.43%) Windows 10
12 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (16.67%) Terminal Services
13 7 (16.67%) Sophos
13 7 (16.67%) MCSE
13 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
13 7 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (16.67%) Meraki
13 7 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis

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 13 (30.95%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.76%) BPCS
2 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.76%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.95%) Office 365
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (14.29%) Firewall
3 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.52%) VLAN
5 3 (7.14%) DHCP
5 3 (7.14%) DNS
5 3 (7.14%) VPN
6 2 (4.76%) DMZ
6 2 (4.76%) IMAP
6 2 (4.76%) LAN
6 2 (4.76%) SMTP
7 1 (2.38%) MPLS
7 1 (2.38%) Network Security
7 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (45.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (7.14%) Back Office
1 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Administrator
1 13 (30.95%) DBA
2 10 (23.81%) SQL DBA
2 10 (23.81%) SQL Server DBA
3 7 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (11.90%) Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Applications Support
5 4 (9.52%) IT Support
6 3 (7.14%) IT Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Support
7 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) MAPI
2 1 (2.38%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Replication
2 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
4 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 3 (7.14%) CCTV
5 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (7.14%) Smartphone
5 3 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.38%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) Windows
2 14 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (21.43%) Windows 10
5 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (26.19%) High Availability
3 11 (26.19%) ITIL
3 11 (26.19%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (14.29%) Project Management
6 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
7 4 (9.52%) People Management
7 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
7 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
8 3 (7.14%) CRM
8 3 (7.14%) ERP
8 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
8 3 (7.14%) ITSM
8 3 (7.14%) Six Sigma
8 3 (7.14%) Software Deployment
9 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 12 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) MCSA
2 7 (16.67%) MCSE
3 5 (11.90%) MCITP
4 4 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (7.14%) CCNA
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.14%) MOS
5 3 (7.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (4.76%) CCA
6 2 (4.76%) CCAA
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.38%) ACCA
7 1 (2.38%) CCENT
7 1 (2.38%) CIMA
7 1 (2.38%) Degree
7 1 (2.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) Terminal Services
3 5 (11.90%) XenApp
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
1 2 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 34 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) Cisco
2 9 (21.43%) Citrix
3 7 (16.67%) Meraki
3 7 (16.67%) Sophos
4 3 (7.14%) Apple
4 3 (7.14%) Mitel
4 3 (7.14%) Samsung
4 3 (7.14%) VMware
5 2 (4.76%) Epicor
5 2 (4.76%) IFS
5 2 (4.76%) Infor
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle
5 2 (4.76%) Sage
5 2 (4.76%) SAP
5 2 (4.76%) Symantec
6 1 (2.38%) Avaya
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) Kaseya