Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 6 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 270 315 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 21.31% 20.28% 15.94%
As % of the Vendors category 51.04% 41.02% 39.71%
Number of salaries quoted 203 256 296
Essex median annual salary £39,000 £44,250 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.86% -4.32% +32.14%
10th Percentile £20,500 £19,250 £26,125
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £73,750
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 529 768 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 41.75% 49.45% 40.12%
Number of salaries quoted 405 626 624
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £68,750
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 15 October 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 15 October 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 0 74 £42,000 -6.67% 14
Colchester -2 43 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Harlow +9 30 £55,000 -15.38% 4
Basildon -3 23 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Brentwood +9 14 £65,000 +122.22%
Southend-on-Sea -1 8 £23,750 +15.85% 3
Saffron Walden +9 6 £19,500 -22.00% 10
Braintree 0 6 - - 1
Wickford - 4 £45,000 - 2
Loughton - 3 £21,000 -
Grays -2 2 £28,750 +33.72% 2
Billericay +3 1 £22,000 -4.35%
Witham +3 1 £37,500 -13.79% 2
Maldon - 1 £21,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 118 (43.70%) SQL
2 101 (37.41%) Windows
3 90 (33.33%) C#
4 86 (31.85%) SQL Server
5 75 (27.78%) .NET
6 69 (25.56%) Active Directory
7 62 (22.96%) Finance
8 57 (21.11%) Microsoft Office
9 54 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 50 (18.52%) Degree
10 50 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (16.30%) T-SQL
11 44 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (15.93%) ITIL
13 41 (15.19%) Windows 10
14 36 (13.33%) HTML
15 34 (12.59%) JavaScript
15 34 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
15 34 (12.59%) Windows 7
16 33 (12.22%) CSS
17 31 (11.48%) MVC
17 31 (11.48%) VMware
17 31 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
18 30 (11.11%) Computer Science
19 28 (10.37%) TDD
20 27 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
20 27 (10.00%) Office 365
21 26 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
21 26 (9.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 25 (9.26%) MS Exchange

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 25 (9.26%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.70%) IIS
4 7 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.37%) Apache
7 1 (0.37%) CMS
7 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 57 (21.11%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (6.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.37%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 11 (4.07%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Magento
4 1 (0.37%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.00%) Office 365
2 26 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.81%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.74%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.74%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.74%) PaaS
6 2 (0.74%) SaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.37%) GitHub
7 1 (0.37%) IaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.56%) DNS
2 10 (3.70%) Firewall
3 9 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.96%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (2.96%) SAN
5 6 (2.22%) DHCP
5 6 (2.22%) LAN
5 6 (2.22%) NAS
6 5 (1.85%) iSCSI
6 5 (1.85%) WAN
7 4 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.48%) VPN
8 3 (1.11%) VLAN
9 2 (0.74%) VoIP
10 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.37%) FTP
10 1 (0.37%) IMAP
10 1 (0.37%) Network Security
10 1 (0.37%) SMTP
10 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (31.85%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (9.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (7.04%) MySQL
5 13 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (1.85%) DTS
9 5 (1.85%) ProClarity
9 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.37%) Cosmos DB
13 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.37%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (6.30%) NUnit
1 17 (6.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 17 (6.30%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.44%) MSTest
2 12 (4.44%) SpecFlow
2 12 (4.44%) Subversion
3 11 (4.07%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (4.07%) WatiN
4 8 (2.96%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.85%) Moq
6 4 (1.48%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.74%) JIRA
8 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
General
1 62 (22.96%) Finance
2 17 (6.30%) Retail
3 12 (4.44%) Electronics
3 12 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.07%) Marketing
5 7 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.85%) Back Office
7 4 (1.48%) Advertising
8 2 (0.74%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.37%) Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Billing
9 1 (0.37%) Games
9 1 (0.37%) Law
9 1 (0.37%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Local Government
9 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 77 (28.52%) Developer
2 62 (22.96%) Analyst
3 31 (11.48%) Support Engineer
4 27 (10.00%) IT Support
5 25 (9.26%) IT Engineer
6 21 (7.78%) C# Developer
7 20 (7.41%) IT Support Engineer
8 18 (6.67%) .NET Developer
9 17 (6.30%) Graduate
9 17 (6.30%) Graduate Developer
9 17 (6.30%) Software Developer
9 17 (6.30%) Web Developer
10 15 (5.56%) Desktop Support
11 14 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (4.81%) Service Analyst
12 13 (4.81%) Service Desk Analyst
12 13 (4.81%) Support Analyst
13 12 (4.44%) SQL Developer
13 12 (4.44%) Trainee Developer
13 12 (4.44%) Trainee Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (27.78%) .NET
2 36 (13.33%) HTML
3 33 (12.22%) CSS
4 23 (8.52%) .NET Framework
4 23 (8.52%) AngularJS
5 21 (7.78%) ASP.NET
6 16 (5.93%) jQuery
7 13 (4.81%) Entity Framework
8 12 (4.44%) LESS
8 12 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (4.07%) Gherkin
9 11 (4.07%) Web Services
10 10 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (3.70%) RESTful
11 9 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (2.59%) Vue.js
13 6 (2.22%) WCF
14 5 (1.85%) ADSI
14 5 (1.85%) WinForms
14 5 (1.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 25 (9.26%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (5.19%) Data Centre
5 12 (4.44%) Replication
6 11 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (3.33%) Smartphone
7 9 (3.33%) User Experience
8 8 (2.96%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.22%) Clustering
9 6 (2.22%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.85%) CCTV
10 5 (1.85%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (1.11%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.11%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
13 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 101 (37.41%) Windows
2 54 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 41 (15.19%) Windows 10
4 34 (12.59%) Windows 7
5 25 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.96%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.22%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.11%) Android
11 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
2 44 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (15.93%) ITIL
4 31 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
4 31 (11.48%) MVC
5 28 (10.37%) TDD
6 27 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (8.52%) SDLC
8 20 (7.41%) BDD
8 20 (7.41%) Test Automation
8 20 (7.41%) Web Development
9 18 (6.67%) OO
10 16 (5.93%) Software Delivery
11 15 (5.56%) Project Management
11 15 (5.56%) Time Management
12 14 (5.19%) Change Management
12 14 (5.19%) Data Analysis
12 14 (5.19%) Mentoring
12 14 (5.19%) PRINCE2
12 14 (5.19%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 118 (43.70%) SQL
2 90 (33.33%) C#
3 44 (16.30%) T-SQL
4 34 (12.59%) JavaScript
5 20 (7.41%) VB
6 13 (4.81%) VB.NET
7 12 (4.44%) PowerShell
7 12 (4.44%) Python
7 12 (4.44%) TypeScript
8 11 (4.07%) Java
9 9 (3.33%) C
10 7 (2.59%) PHP
11 6 (2.22%) C++
12 3 (1.11%) X++
13 2 (0.74%) Delphi
13 2 (0.74%) Uniface
13 2 (0.74%) VB6
14 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 50 (18.52%) Degree
2 24 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (4.07%) ISEB
4 11 (4.07%) ISTQB
5 10 (3.70%) MCSA
6 8 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.85%) MCITP
7 5 (1.85%) MOS
7 5 (1.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 3 (1.11%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.11%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.74%) ACCA
9 2 (0.74%) CIMA
9 2 (0.74%) MCSE
10 1 (0.37%) CCNA
10 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.37%) MCP
10 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.07%) SLA
2 9 (3.33%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.85%) PMO
4 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 69 (25.56%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.56%) vSphere
4 8 (2.96%) BitLocker
4 8 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (2.96%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.85%) XenApp
6 4 (1.48%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.48%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (3.33%) SCCM
2 8 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.96%) PowerCLI
2 8 (2.96%) Puppet
2 8 (2.96%) SCOM
3 4 (1.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.74%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (11.48%) VMware
2 17 (6.30%) Cisco
3 16 (5.93%) Citrix
4 15 (5.56%) Oracle
5 14 (5.19%) 3PAR
6 12 (4.44%) HP
7 8 (2.96%) Brocade
8 7 (2.59%) Apple
8 7 (2.59%) SAP
9 6 (2.22%) EMC
9 6 (2.22%) Isilon
10 5 (1.85%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (1.85%) Samsung
10 5 (1.85%) Veeam
11 4 (1.48%) Meraki
11 4 (1.48%) Sophos
12 3 (1.11%) Epicor
12 3 (1.11%) IBM
13 2 (0.74%) Sage
13 2 (0.74%) Symantec