Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 114 66
Rank change year-on-year +61 -48 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 64 18 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.65% 0.93% 3.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.85% 4.46% 13.08%
Number of salaries quoted 59 13 68
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +31.15% -23.75%
10th Percentile £29,425 £27,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,250 £42,500
East of England median annual salary £43,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +24.29% +2.94% -9.33%

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 307 404 749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 22.29% 20.87% 29.00%
Number of salaries quoted 259 278 535
Essex median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £22,850
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +2.35%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 - 14 £43,500 - 2
Brentwood +29 3 £42,500 -5.56%
Chelmsford +6 3 £60,000 +44.58%
Waltham Abbey 0 3 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Loughton - 3 £50,000 -
Basildon +5 2 £37,500 +66.67%
Thurrock - 2 £34,500 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 54 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 35 (54.69%) SQL
2 35 (54.69%) SQL Server
3 33 (51.56%) T-SQL
4 29 (45.31%) Performance Tuning
5 28 (43.75%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (35.94%) Windows
7 18 (28.13%) Microsoft Excel
8 17 (26.56%) Replication
8 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
8 17 (26.56%) High Availability
9 15 (23.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (23.44%) Windows Server
9 15 (23.44%) MCSE
10 14 (21.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (20.31%) Degree
11 13 (20.31%) Office 365
12 12 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (18.75%) Firewall
12 12 (18.75%) MS Exchange
13 11 (17.19%) LAN
13 11 (17.19%) VoIP
13 11 (17.19%) WAN
13 11 (17.19%) VMware
14 10 (15.63%) CCNA
14 10 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (15.63%) VLAN
14 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (14.06%) Windows 7

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 12 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.56%) Apache
4 1 (1.56%) Confluence
4 1 (1.56%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (28.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.31%) Office 365
2 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.56%) IaaS
4 1 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) Firewall
2 11 (17.19%) LAN
2 11 (17.19%) VoIP
2 11 (17.19%) WAN
3 10 (15.63%) VLAN
4 9 (14.06%) DHCP
4 9 (14.06%) DNS
4 9 (14.06%) VPN
5 7 (10.94%) Network Security
5 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
6 5 (7.81%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (7.81%) Ethernet
7 4 (6.25%) Internet
7 4 (6.25%) Wireless
8 2 (3.13%) SAN
9 1 (1.56%) Broadband
9 1 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.56%) MPLS
9 1 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (54.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (21.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.69%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.13%) OLAP
7 2 (3.13%) OLTP
7 2 (3.13%) QlikView
8 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.56%) JIRA
2 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (40.63%) DBA
2 25 (39.06%) SQL DBA
2 25 (39.06%) SQL Server DBA
3 18 (28.13%) Administrator
4 7 (10.94%) Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) SQL Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 4 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (6.25%) C++ Developer
6 4 (6.25%) C++ Software Developer
6 4 (6.25%) C++/C# Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) T-SQL Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.69%) IT Support
8 2 (3.13%) Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.13%) MDX
3 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.56%) Replication
2 6 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.81%) Blackberry
3 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.13%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.56%) iPhone
6 1 (1.56%) Life Science
6 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.94%) Windows
2 15 (23.44%) Windows Server
2 15 (23.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (14.06%) Windows 7
4 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.38%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.69%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.56%) Linux
7 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (45.31%) Performance Tuning
2 28 (43.75%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (26.56%) High Availability
4 5 (7.81%) ITIL
5 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.25%) Multithreaded Programming
5 4 (6.25%) Multithreading
5 4 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 4 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 3 (4.69%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.69%) Business Continuity
6 3 (4.69%) Computer Security
6 3 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.69%) Project Management
6 3 (4.69%) SDLC
6 3 (4.69%) Statistics
7 2 (3.13%) Data Modelling
7 2 (3.13%) ETL
7 2 (3.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 35 (54.69%) SQL
2 33 (51.56%) T-SQL
3 7 (10.94%) C#
4 5 (7.81%) C
5 4 (6.25%) C++
6 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.13%) VBScript
7 1 (1.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) MCSE
2 13 (20.31%) Degree
3 10 (15.63%) CCNA
3 10 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (14.06%) MCSA
5 7 (10.94%) MCITP
5 7 (10.94%) MCP
6 4 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.13%) CCA
7 2 (3.13%) CCAA
7 2 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.56%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.56%) CISM
8 1 (1.56%) CISSP
8 1 (1.56%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.56%) MCDST
8 1 (1.56%) MCTS
8 1 (1.56%) MOS
8 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) Hyper-V
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.69%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.56%) Docker
4 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.56%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) SCCM
2 6 (9.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.56%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco CME
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.56%) Puppet
3 1 (1.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 54 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.19%) VMware
3 7 (10.94%) Cisco
3 7 (10.94%) Citrix
4 6 (9.38%) HP
5 5 (7.81%) Sophos
6 3 (4.69%) Meraki
6 3 (4.69%) Symantec
7 2 (3.13%) Avaya
7 2 (3.13%) Kaseya
7 2 (3.13%) Mitel
8 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.56%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.56%) IBM
8 1 (1.56%) Juniper
8 1 (1.56%) McAfee
8 1 (1.56%) NetApp
8 1 (1.56%) SAP
8 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.56%) Splunk