Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 12 6
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 342 291 431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 22.71% 15.16% 18.94%
As % of the Vendors category 49.71% 34.11% 42.55%
Number of salaries quoted 318 216 349
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £23,850 £21,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £52,500
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%

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 688 853 1,013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 45.68% 44.45% 44.51%
Number of salaries quoted 600 622 732
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £45,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.10% +13.75% -9.09%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,191 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £46,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.37% -1.11% +5.88%

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 20 April 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 20 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
Chelmsford +4 74 £45,000 +28.57% 12
Colchester +6 45 £52,500 +31.25% 10
Harlow -17 23 £70,000 +100.00% 8
Basildon 0 20 £40,000 -15.79% 5
Witham +4 15 £65,000 - 1
Brentwood +9 10 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Southend-on-Sea - 10 £33,750 - 8
Wickford -3 9 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Rayleigh - 9 £40,000 - 2
Epping - 6 £40,000 - 2
Waltham Abbey - 4 £31,250 -
Canvey Island - 2 £27,000 - 4
Loughton -1 1 £37,500 - 1
Purfleet - 1 £23,000 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 162 (47.37%) SQL
2 113 (33.04%) SQL Server
3 88 (25.73%) .NET
4 87 (25.44%) T-SQL
4 87 (25.44%) Windows
5 80 (23.39%) Finance
6 72 (21.05%) C#
7 65 (19.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 61 (17.84%) ASP.NET
9 60 (17.54%) Active Directory
10 59 (17.25%) Microsoft Office
11 58 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
12 56 (16.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 52 (15.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 52 (15.20%) Office 365
14 51 (14.91%) Windows Server
15 48 (14.04%) Advertising
15 48 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
16 44 (12.87%) MVC
16 44 (12.87%) Microsoft Excel
17 43 (12.57%) Performance Tuning
18 41 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
19 37 (10.82%) Windows 10
20 36 (10.53%) Windows 7
21 34 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
22 33 (9.65%) Retail
22 33 (9.65%) ITIL
23 32 (9.36%) HTML
23 32 (9.36%) JavaScript
24 31 (9.06%) Problem-Solving

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 19 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.68%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (3.80%) IIS
4 12 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.17%) JBoss
7 3 (0.88%) Confluence
8 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 59 (17.25%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (12.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 26 (7.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 17 (4.97%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (4.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.58%) BPCS
4 2 (0.58%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 52 (15.20%) Office 365
2 34 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (6.14%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (2.05%) IaaS
5 6 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.75%) Mimecast
5 6 (1.75%) PaaS
6 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.58%) SaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.29%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.02%) Firewall
2 22 (6.43%) Internet
3 19 (5.56%) VPN
4 16 (4.68%) Intranet
5 15 (4.39%) LAN
5 15 (4.39%) WAN
6 13 (3.80%) DHCP
6 13 (3.80%) DNS
6 13 (3.80%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.22%) SAN
7 11 (3.22%) VLAN
8 9 (2.63%) Extranet
8 9 (2.63%) VoIP
9 6 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.46%) Ethernet
11 4 (1.17%) NAS
11 4 (1.17%) Network Security
12 3 (0.88%) Broadband
12 3 (0.88%) MPLS
13 2 (0.58%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (33.04%) SQL Server
2 65 (19.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 52 (15.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (8.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 22 (6.43%) MS Access
6 19 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (4.09%) Power BI
8 13 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (2.92%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (2.63%) MySQL
12 8 (2.34%) OLAP
12 8 (2.34%) OLTP
13 6 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (1.75%) GIS
14 5 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (1.17%) Relational Database
16 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
16 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (4.39%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.17%) JIRA
5 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.29%) MSTest
5 1 (0.29%) Selenium
5 1 (0.29%) Toad
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 80 (23.39%) Finance
2 48 (14.04%) Advertising
3 33 (9.65%) Retail
4 12 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.92%) Banking
6 6 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.17%) Marketing
8 3 (0.88%) Back Office
8 3 (0.88%) Local Government
9 2 (0.58%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) Billing
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 104 (30.41%) Developer
2 60 (17.54%) Analyst
3 42 (12.28%) DBA
4 36 (10.53%) SQL DBA
5 34 (9.94%) SQL Server DBA
6 32 (9.36%) .NET Developer
7 28 (8.19%) C# Developer
8 26 (7.60%) Microsoft Developer
9 23 (6.73%) Support Analyst
10 20 (5.85%) C# .NET Developer
11 19 (5.56%) Administrator
11 19 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV Developer
11 19 (5.56%) SQL Developer
12 18 (5.26%) Support Engineer
13 17 (4.97%) Web Developer
14 16 (4.68%) Consultant
14 16 (4.68%) IT Engineer
15 15 (4.39%) ASP.NET Developer
15 15 (4.39%) Desktop Support
15 15 (4.39%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (25.73%) .NET
2 61 (17.84%) ASP.NET
3 32 (9.36%) HTML
4 30 (8.77%) Web Services
5 29 (8.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (6.14%) RESTful
7 17 (4.97%) WCF
8 16 (4.68%) .NET Framework
9 14 (4.09%) AngularJS
9 14 (4.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (3.80%) CSS
10 13 (3.80%) WPF
11 12 (3.51%) KnockoutJS
11 12 (3.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (2.34%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 8 (2.34%) jQuery
13 7 (2.05%) XML
14 6 (1.75%) Entity Framework
15 5 (1.46%) EDI
16 3 (0.88%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.31%) Replication
3 17 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (4.68%) Driving Licence
5 15 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (3.80%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.63%) Reinsurance
7 9 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.46%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.46%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.17%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.17%) User Experience
10 2 (0.58%) NHS
11 1 (0.29%) Contract for Difference
11 1 (0.29%) Fintech
11 1 (0.29%) iPhone
11 1 (0.29%) Life Science
11 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 87 (25.44%) Windows
2 51 (14.91%) Windows Server
3 37 (10.82%) Windows 10
4 36 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 20 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.22%) Windows 8
6 11 (3.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.05%) Linux
8 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.88%) Unix
9 3 (0.88%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.29%) Android
10 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
2 48 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (12.87%) MVC
4 43 (12.57%) Performance Tuning
5 33 (9.65%) ITIL
6 31 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (8.77%) Project Management
8 25 (7.31%) Web Development
9 23 (6.73%) Scrum
10 22 (6.43%) High Availability
11 20 (5.85%) SDLC
11 20 (5.85%) TDD
12 19 (5.56%) BDD
13 17 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (4.97%) IT Strategy
14 16 (4.68%) CRM
14 16 (4.68%) Service Delivery
15 14 (4.09%) ETL
15 14 (4.09%) Kanban
16 13 (3.80%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 162 (47.37%) SQL
2 87 (25.44%) T-SQL
3 72 (21.05%) C#
4 32 (9.36%) JavaScript
5 25 (7.31%) C
6 12 (3.51%) PowerShell
6 12 (3.51%) VB
7 10 (2.92%) VBA
8 9 (2.63%) Java
9 4 (1.17%) Perl
9 4 (1.17%) X++
10 2 (0.58%) C++
10 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 56 (16.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (4.97%) Degree
3 9 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (2.34%) MCITP
5 6 (1.75%) ISEB
6 5 (1.46%) Novell Certification
7 4 (1.17%) HNC
7 4 (1.17%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.17%) MCP
7 4 (1.17%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (1.17%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.17%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.88%) CCNA
8 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.88%) MCSE
9 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.58%) MCSA
10 1 (0.29%) CCNP
10 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.63%) QA
2 6 (1.75%) SLA
3 4 (1.17%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.17%) PMO
4 2 (0.58%) GDPR
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) MiFID
System Software
1 60 (17.54%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.68%) vSphere
5 9 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.29%) vCloud
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (4.97%) SCCM
2 5 (1.46%) WSUS
3 4 (1.17%) Nagios
3 4 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.58%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 29 (8.48%) VMware
2 15 (4.39%) Cisco
3 12 (3.51%) HP
4 11 (3.22%) Oracle
5 9 (2.63%) NetApp
6 7 (2.05%) Apple
6 7 (2.05%) SAP
7 6 (1.75%) Symantec
8 5 (1.46%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.17%) Citrix
9 4 (1.17%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.88%) Dell
11 2 (0.58%) Epicor
11 2 (0.58%) Fujitsu
11 2 (0.58%) Infor
11 2 (0.58%) RedGate
11 2 (0.58%) Sage
11 2 (0.58%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.58%) Sophos
11 2 (0.58%) Toshiba