Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 322 328 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 23.54% 18.03% 18.51%
As % of the Vendors category 54.86% 37.57% 44.19%
Number of salaries quoted 273 247 351
Essex median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.75% -5.88% +6.25%

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 587 873 860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 42.91% 47.99% 41.89%
Number of salaries quoted 487 683 633
Essex median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,550 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +3.45%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +2 86 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Colchester +6 49 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Basildon -2 26 £36,250 -23.68% 2
Harlow +1 24 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Brentwood +17 16 £65,000 +36.84%
Wickford - 7 £35,000 - 3
Saffron Walden +15 6 £19,500 -22.00% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £30,000 - 4
Rayleigh - 4 £40,000 -
Braintree - 4 - - 1
Loughton - 4 £26,750 -
Canvey Island - 2 £27,000 - 1
Witham +4 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Maldon - 1 £21,000 -
Grays - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 136 (42.24%) SQL
2 117 (36.34%) Windows
3 94 (29.19%) Finance
4 79 (24.53%) C#
4 79 (24.53%) SQL Server
5 77 (23.91%) .NET
6 76 (23.60%) Active Directory
7 68 (21.12%) Microsoft Office
8 62 (19.25%) Windows Server
9 57 (17.70%) Windows 10
10 52 (16.15%) ITIL
11 49 (15.22%) T-SQL
11 49 (15.22%) Office 365
12 40 (12.42%) Windows 7
12 40 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
13 38 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
13 38 (11.80%) MVC
14 37 (11.49%) ASP.NET
14 37 (11.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 33 (10.25%) HTML
15 33 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
16 31 (9.63%) MS Exchange
17 29 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (9.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 28 (8.70%) Degree
18 28 (8.70%) VMware
19 27 (8.39%) JavaScript
19 27 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
20 26 (8.07%) Project Management

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 31 (9.63%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (3.42%) IIS
4 10 (3.11%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.31%) Apache
7 1 (0.31%) CMS
7 1 (0.31%) Confluence
7 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 68 (21.12%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (7.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 18 (5.59%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.62%) BPCS
4 2 (0.62%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 49 (15.22%) Office 365
2 38 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.55%) IaaS
5 5 (1.55%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.93%) PaaS
7 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.62%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.62%) SaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.31%) GitHub
8 1 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.28%) Firewall
2 10 (3.11%) DNS
2 10 (3.11%) Internet
2 10 (3.11%) SAN
3 9 (2.80%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.48%) DHCP
5 7 (2.17%) LAN
5 7 (2.17%) NAS
5 7 (2.17%) VPN
6 6 (1.86%) WAN
7 5 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.55%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.24%) Intranet
8 4 (1.24%) VLAN
9 3 (0.93%) Extranet
9 3 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.62%) DMZ
10 2 (0.62%) FTP
10 2 (0.62%) MPLS
10 2 (0.62%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (24.53%) SQL Server
2 37 (11.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (9.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (3.11%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.17%) MS Access
8 5 (1.55%) MySQL
9 4 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.24%) Power BI
9 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.62%) GIS
11 2 (0.62%) OLAP
11 2 (0.62%) OLTP
11 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.31%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 12 (3.73%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.42%) NUnit
2 11 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.17%) Subversion
4 6 (1.86%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.86%) MSTest
4 6 (1.86%) SpecFlow
4 6 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (1.55%) Moq
5 5 (1.55%) WatiN
6 4 (1.24%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.93%) JIRA
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.31%) Toad
General
1 94 (29.19%) Finance
2 21 (6.52%) Retail
3 17 (5.28%) Advertising
4 11 (3.42%) Marketing
4 11 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.48%) Back Office
5 8 (2.48%) Banking
5 8 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.55%) Electronics
7 3 (0.93%) Publishing
8 2 (0.62%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 78 (24.22%) Developer
2 63 (19.57%) Analyst
3 30 (9.32%) C# Developer
3 30 (9.32%) IT Engineer
4 29 (9.01%) Support Engineer
5 28 (8.70%) .NET Developer
6 25 (7.76%) IT Support
7 21 (6.52%) Consultant
8 20 (6.21%) Desktop Support
9 19 (5.90%) IT Support Engineer
10 18 (5.59%) Senior IT Engineer
11 17 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
11 17 (5.28%) Desktop Engineer
11 17 (5.28%) Senior Desktop Engineer
12 16 (4.97%) C# .NET Developer
13 14 (4.35%) Business Analyst
13 14 (4.35%) Team Leader
14 13 (4.04%) Service Analyst
14 13 (4.04%) Service Desk Analyst
14 13 (4.04%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (23.91%) .NET
2 37 (11.49%) ASP.NET
3 33 (10.25%) HTML
4 26 (8.07%) CSS
5 24 (7.45%) .NET Framework
6 22 (6.83%) AngularJS
7 21 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (5.90%) Web Services
9 16 (4.97%) Entity Framework
9 16 (4.97%) RESTful
9 16 (4.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 15 (4.66%) jQuery
11 13 (4.04%) KnockoutJS
12 10 (3.11%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (2.48%) WCF
14 6 (1.86%) WPF
15 5 (1.55%) ADSI
15 5 (1.55%) Ajax
15 5 (1.55%) Gherkin
15 5 (1.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.28%) Replication
3 14 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.73%) Data Centre
5 12 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (3.11%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.11%) Driving Licence
7 8 (2.48%) User Experience
8 6 (1.86%) Reinsurance
8 6 (1.86%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.55%) CCTV
9 5 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.24%) Clustering
10 4 (1.24%) EMC VNX
10 4 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.24%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 117 (36.34%) Windows
2 62 (19.25%) Windows Server
3 57 (17.70%) Windows 10
4 40 (12.42%) Windows 7
5 23 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (4.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.48%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.86%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.93%) Unix
11 2 (0.62%) Android
11 2 (0.62%) Linux
12 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (16.15%) ITIL
2 40 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
3 38 (11.80%) MVC
4 27 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (8.07%) Project Management
6 24 (7.45%) TDD
7 22 (6.83%) SDLC
7 22 (6.83%) Test Automation
8 18 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (5.59%) Web Development
9 17 (5.28%) Performance Tuning
9 17 (5.28%) Service Delivery
10 16 (4.97%) BDD
11 15 (4.66%) ERP
11 15 (4.66%) Mentoring
11 15 (4.66%) Scrum
12 14 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (4.35%) Data Analysis
12 14 (4.35%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 136 (42.24%) SQL
2 79 (24.53%) C#
3 49 (15.22%) T-SQL
4 27 (8.39%) JavaScript
5 20 (6.21%) PowerShell
6 13 (4.04%) VB
7 12 (3.73%) VB.NET
8 9 (2.80%) C
9 6 (1.86%) C++
9 6 (1.86%) Java
9 6 (1.86%) Python
10 2 (0.62%) Delphi
10 2 (0.62%) PHP
10 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.62%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.62%) VB6
10 2 (0.62%) VBA
10 2 (0.62%) X++
11 1 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (8.70%) Degree
3 10 (3.11%) MCSA
4 6 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.86%) ISEB
4 6 (1.86%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.86%) MCITP
5 5 (1.55%) MOS
5 5 (1.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 3 (0.93%) CCNA
6 3 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.93%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.93%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.62%) ACCA
7 2 (0.62%) CIMA
7 2 (0.62%) HNC
7 2 (0.62%) MCSE
7 2 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.11%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.17%) PMO
2 7 (2.17%) SLA
3 5 (1.55%) QA
4 2 (0.62%) GDPR
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 76 (23.60%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.35%) vSphere
4 7 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.86%) XenApp
6 4 (1.24%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.62%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.31%) Firmware
8 1 (0.31%) vCloud
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (2.17%) SCCM
2 4 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.93%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.93%) WSUS
4 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.62%) PowerCLI
4 2 (0.62%) Puppet
4 2 (0.62%) SCOM
4 2 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 28 (8.70%) VMware
2 21 (6.52%) Cisco
3 14 (4.35%) Apple
4 11 (3.42%) Citrix
5 9 (2.80%) HP
6 8 (2.48%) Oracle
6 8 (2.48%) SAP
7 6 (1.86%) 3PAR
7 6 (1.86%) Veeam
8 5 (1.55%) Epicor
8 5 (1.55%) Samsung
8 5 (1.55%) Sophos
9 4 (1.24%) EMC
9 4 (1.24%) Isilon
9 4 (1.24%) Meraki
9 4 (1.24%) Symantec
10 3 (0.93%) IBM
10 3 (0.93%) Infor
10 3 (0.93%) Sage
11 2 (0.62%) ServiceNow