Period
to 23 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 14 6
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 292 261 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 20.80% 13.66% 18.47%
As % of the Vendors category 44.72% 33.12% 42.05%
Number of salaries quoted 266 195 350
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +28.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £20,875 £23,800 £22,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £76,000 £52,500
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Essex.

All Vendors
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 653 788 1,132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 46.51% 41.23% 43.93%
Number of salaries quoted 562 550 823
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £39,859
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +19.17% -6.21%
10th Percentile £24,888 £27,700 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Essex

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Essex

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Essex over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Essex

Microsoft
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 within the Essex region over the 6 months to 23 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 +16 43 £35,000 -22.22% 10
Chelmsford -5 41 £45,000 +30.43% 5
Harlow -12 29 £66,250 +70.97% 6
Witham -5 19 £43,500 -3.33%
Basildon +7 16 £45,000 -2.17% 5
Braintree +1 8 £20,500 -72.67% 1
Brentwood 0 8 £23,250 -54.85% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £25,000 - 3
Rayleigh - 5 £40,000 - 1
Epping - 5 £40,000 -
Waltham Abbey - 4 £31,250 - 2
Purfleet - 3 £23,000 - 5
Thurrock +1 2 £34,500 -19.30%
Wickford -5 2 £27,500 -35.29% 3
Grays - 2 £21,500 - 2
Billericay +5 1 £50,000 +156.41%
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 150 (51.37%) SQL
2 126 (43.15%) SQL Server
3 97 (33.22%) .NET
4 95 (32.53%) C#
5 90 (30.82%) T-SQL
6 75 (25.68%) Windows
7 72 (24.66%) ASP.NET
8 69 (23.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 60 (20.55%) JavaScript
10 56 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
11 54 (18.49%) HTML
11 54 (18.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 53 (18.15%) Business Intelligence
12 53 (18.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 46 (15.75%) Windows Server
14 45 (15.41%) Microsoft Office
14 45 (15.41%) MVC
15 44 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
16 42 (14.38%) Microsoft Excel
16 42 (14.38%) Active Directory
17 38 (13.01%) Advertising
18 35 (11.99%) Finance
19 34 (11.64%) Project Management
20 33 (11.30%) Performance Tuning
20 33 (11.30%) AngularJS
20 33 (11.30%) Web Development
21 32 (10.96%) SQL Server 2014
22 31 (10.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 31 (10.62%) C
23 30 (10.27%) Retail

Microsoft
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 29 (9.93%) IIS
2 17 (5.82%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.37%) Apache
6 4 (1.37%) JBoss
7 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.34%) Confluence
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (15.41%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (14.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (9.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 12 (4.11%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.88%) Office 365
2 19 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.45%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (3.08%) npm
5 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.34%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.34%) IaaS
6 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.82%) LAN
2 16 (5.48%) Firewall
2 16 (5.48%) WAN
3 12 (4.11%) TCP/IP
4 11 (3.77%) DNS
4 11 (3.77%) VoIP
4 11 (3.77%) VPN
5 10 (3.42%) DHCP
5 10 (3.42%) VLAN
6 8 (2.74%) SAN
7 6 (2.05%) Internet
8 5 (1.71%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.37%) Intranet
9 4 (1.37%) MPLS
9 4 (1.37%) Network Security
10 3 (1.03%) NAS
11 2 (0.68%) Broadband
11 2 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.68%) SS7
11 2 (0.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (43.15%) SQL Server
2 69 (23.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 53 (18.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (10.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 31 (10.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (6.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (6.16%) MySQL
8 15 (5.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (5.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (4.45%) Power BI
10 11 (3.77%) Relational Database
11 10 (3.42%) MS Access
12 9 (3.08%) OLAP
12 9 (3.08%) OLTP
13 8 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (2.40%) SQL Server 2016
15 5 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
16 2 (0.68%) GIS
16 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
16 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 21 (7.19%) Visual Studio
2 16 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.08%) Oracle Forms
3 9 (3.08%) webpack
4 8 (2.74%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.68%) JIRA
6 2 (0.68%) Subversion
7 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.34%) MSTest
7 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.34%) Selenium
General
1 38 (13.01%) Advertising
2 35 (11.99%) Finance
3 30 (10.27%) Retail
4 16 (5.48%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.40%) Banking
7 2 (0.68%) Back Office
7 2 (0.68%) Games
7 2 (0.68%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Local Government
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 114 (39.04%) Developer
2 43 (14.73%) C# Developer
3 38 (13.01%) Analyst
4 37 (12.67%) .NET Developer
5 33 (11.30%) DBA
6 31 (10.62%) Microsoft Developer
7 30 (10.27%) C# .NET Developer
8 27 (9.25%) SQL DBA
8 27 (9.25%) SQL Server DBA
9 23 (7.88%) SQL Developer
9 23 (7.88%) Support Engineer
9 23 (7.88%) Web Developer
10 20 (6.85%) .NET Web Developer
10 20 (6.85%) Dynamics NAV Developer
11 19 (6.51%) C# Web Developer
12 17 (5.82%) Administrator
12 17 (5.82%) IT Support
13 16 (5.48%) Support Analyst
14 15 (5.14%) IT Engineer
15 14 (4.79%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (33.22%) .NET
2 72 (24.66%) ASP.NET
3 54 (18.49%) HTML
4 33 (11.30%) AngularJS
5 28 (9.59%) RESTful
5 28 (9.59%) WCF
5 28 (9.59%) Web Services
6 25 (8.56%) .NET Framework
6 25 (8.56%) CSS
7 24 (8.22%) ASP.NET Web API
8 21 (7.19%) jQuery
9 17 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (5.14%) XML
11 13 (4.45%) KnockoutJS
11 13 (4.45%) Node.js
11 13 (4.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (4.11%) WPF
13 10 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 9 (3.08%) Express
14 9 (3.08%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.82%) Replication
3 12 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (3.42%) User Experience
6 8 (2.74%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.05%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.71%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.71%) Reinsurance
9 3 (1.03%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.03%) Handset
9 3 (1.03%) Life Science
10 2 (0.68%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.34%) Fintech
11 1 (0.34%) iPhone
11 1 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.34%) NHS
11 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 75 (25.68%) Windows
2 46 (15.75%) Windows Server
3 21 (7.19%) Windows 7
4 17 (5.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (4.11%) Windows 8
5 12 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.77%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.40%) Linux
8 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.03%) Android
9 3 (1.03%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.03%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (18.15%) Business Intelligence
3 45 (15.41%) MVC
4 34 (11.64%) Project Management
5 33 (11.30%) Performance Tuning
5 33 (11.30%) Web Development
6 26 (8.90%) Scrum
7 24 (8.22%) TDD
8 22 (7.53%) BDD
9 18 (6.16%) High Availability
10 17 (5.82%) Kanban
11 15 (5.14%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (5.14%) ITIL
11 15 (5.14%) SDLC
12 14 (4.79%) Feature Driven Development
12 14 (4.79%) IT Strategy
13 13 (4.45%) ETL
13 13 (4.45%) OO
13 13 (4.45%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 150 (51.37%) SQL
2 95 (32.53%) C#
3 90 (30.82%) T-SQL
4 60 (20.55%) JavaScript
5 31 (10.62%) C
6 12 (4.11%) VB.NET
7 9 (3.08%) Java
7 9 (3.08%) TypeScript
7 9 (3.08%) VBA
8 8 (2.74%) C++
9 7 (2.40%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.40%) VB
10 4 (1.37%) Delphi
10 4 (1.37%) Perl
10 4 (1.37%) X++
11 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.68%) VBScript
11 2 (0.68%) XAML
12 1 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (18.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (6.16%) Degree
3 12 (4.11%) MCP
4 10 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.74%) A+ Certification
5 8 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.74%) MCSE
6 7 (2.40%) CCENT
6 7 (2.40%) MCITP
6 7 (2.40%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (1.71%) ISEB
7 5 (1.71%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.37%) MCSA
8 4 (1.37%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.03%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.34%) CCAA
11 1 (0.34%) CCNA
11 1 (0.34%) MCDST
11 1 (0.34%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.08%) SLA
2 6 (2.05%) QA
3 4 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (14.38%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.11%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.08%) vSphere
5 5 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.03%) XenApp
7 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.34%) Docker
8 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (3.77%) SCCM
2 6 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.37%) Nagios
3 4 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco CME
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.34%) Puppet
4 1 (0.34%) vRealize
4 1 (0.34%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (7.88%) VMware
2 19 (6.51%) Cisco
3 15 (5.14%) Oracle
4 10 (3.42%) Citrix
4 10 (3.42%) HP
5 5 (1.71%) NetApp
5 5 (1.71%) Sophos
6 4 (1.37%) Mitel
6 4 (1.37%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.03%) Avaya
7 3 (1.03%) Intel
7 3 (1.03%) Red Box
7 3 (1.03%) Symantec
8 2 (0.68%) Bomgar
8 2 (0.68%) Dell
8 2 (0.68%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.68%) Kaspersky
8 2 (0.68%) Remedy
8 2 (0.68%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.34%) Xamarin