Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 4 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 197 343 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 22.18% 22.88% 15.28%
As % of the Vendors category 46.90% 50.81% 34.24%
Number of salaries quoted 158 317 216
Essex median annual salary £38,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +20.00%
10th Percentile £22,350 £23,800 £21,000
90th Percentile £61,125 £70,000 £59,375
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.61%

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 420 675 847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 47.30% 45.03% 44.63%
Number of salaries quoted 338 586 623
Essex median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.78% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £23,000 £26,250 £25,238
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% -2.22%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 47 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Colchester +15 28 £35,000 -33.33% 5
Southend-on-Sea +11 26 £34,000 -15.00% 1
Brentwood +5 17 £50,000 -
Basildon 0 12 £35,000 -17.65%
Harlow +11 5 £24,750 -64.64% 1
Wickford +1 3 £57,500 +64.29%
Waltham Abbey -1 2 £33,500 +7.20%
Braintree - 2 £31,500 -
Loughton -1 1 £50,000 +33.33%
Witham -3 1 - - 1
Saffron Walden - 1 £22,000 - 13
Stanford-le-Hope - 1 - -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 69 (35.03%) Windows
2 67 (34.01%) SQL
3 59 (29.95%) SQL Server
4 50 (25.38%) .NET
5 44 (22.34%) C#
6 43 (21.83%) Microsoft Office
6 43 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (19.80%) Active Directory
8 38 (19.29%) VMware
9 36 (18.27%) Microsoft Azure
10 35 (17.77%) ITIL
11 31 (15.74%) HTML
11 31 (15.74%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (15.23%) Degree
13 29 (14.72%) Windows Server
14 28 (14.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 28 (14.21%) CSS
15 26 (13.20%) JavaScript
15 26 (13.20%) Microsoft Excel
16 25 (12.69%) Change Management
17 24 (12.18%) T-SQL
18 23 (11.68%) ASP.NET
18 23 (11.68%) Office 365
18 23 (11.68%) Data Centre
19 22 (11.17%) Continuous Improvement
19 22 (11.17%) Firewall
19 22 (11.17%) Finance
20 21 (10.66%) Management Information System
20 21 (10.66%) Linux
20 21 (10.66%) DNS

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 11 (5.58%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.57%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.03%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.52%) Confluence
4 3 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.52%) nginx
4 3 (1.52%) WildFly
5 2 (1.02%) CMS
6 1 (0.51%) Apache
6 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.51%) IIS
6 1 (0.51%) JBoss
6 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (21.83%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (13.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (8.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (5.08%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (4.57%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.52%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 36 (18.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (11.68%) Office 365
3 12 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.54%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.52%) SaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.51%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.17%) Firewall
2 21 (10.66%) DNS
3 12 (6.09%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (5.58%) SAN
4 11 (5.58%) VPN
5 8 (4.06%) DHCP
5 8 (4.06%) Wireless
6 7 (3.55%) LAN
6 7 (3.55%) SSL
6 7 (3.55%) WAN
7 6 (3.05%) BGP
7 6 (3.05%) Broadband
7 6 (3.05%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (3.05%) Cisco Wireless
7 6 (3.05%) EIGRP
7 6 (3.05%) IPsec
7 6 (3.05%) NX-OS
7 6 (3.05%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.54%) NAS
9 3 (1.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (29.95%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (7.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (5.58%) MySQL
5 5 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.03%) Power BI
7 3 (1.52%) MS Access
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.51%) GIS
8 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.51%) OLTP
8 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.51%) SQL CLR
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.51%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 18 (9.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (7.11%) Visual Studio
3 11 (5.58%) NUnit
4 8 (4.06%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.06%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (3.55%) MSTest
5 7 (3.55%) SpecFlow
5 7 (3.55%) WatiN
6 4 (2.03%) Selenium
7 3 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.52%) GitLab
7 3 (1.52%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.52%) JIRA
7 3 (1.52%) Robot Framework
8 2 (1.02%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.51%) Maven
9 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 22 (11.17%) Finance
2 16 (8.12%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.05%) Legal
3 6 (3.05%) Local Government
3 6 (3.05%) Retail
4 4 (2.03%) Law
5 3 (1.52%) Electronics
5 3 (1.52%) Marketing
6 2 (1.02%) Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (25.89%) Developer
2 43 (21.83%) Analyst
3 26 (13.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (9.64%) C# Developer
5 17 (8.63%) .NET Developer
6 15 (7.61%) IT Support
6 15 (7.61%) Software Developer
6 15 (7.61%) Support Engineer
7 12 (6.09%) Web Developer
8 10 (5.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.57%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (4.57%) Service Analyst
9 9 (4.57%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (4.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (4.06%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.06%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (4.06%) IT Support Technician
10 8 (4.06%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.06%) Support Technician
10 8 (4.06%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (25.38%) .NET
2 31 (15.74%) HTML
3 28 (14.21%) CSS
4 23 (11.68%) ASP.NET
5 16 (8.12%) jQuery
6 15 (7.61%) AngularJS
7 9 (4.57%) XML
8 8 (4.06%) JSON
9 7 (3.55%) .NET Framework
9 7 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (3.55%) Gherkin
9 7 (3.55%) Web Services
10 6 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (3.05%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (3.05%) WinForms
10 6 (3.05%) WPF
11 5 (2.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (2.03%) SOAP
12 4 (2.03%) Spring
13 3 (1.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.68%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.66%) Management Information System
3 13 (6.60%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (6.09%) iPhone
5 11 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.06%) Replication
7 6 (3.05%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.03%) Fibre Optics
8 4 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.52%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.02%) Clustering
10 2 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.02%) Reinsurance
10 2 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.51%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 69 (35.03%) Windows
2 29 (14.72%) Windows Server
3 21 (10.66%) Linux
4 19 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (6.09%) Windows 10
6 9 (4.57%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.03%) Android
7 4 (2.03%) Windows Phone
7 4 (2.03%) Windows Vista
7 4 (2.03%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.52%) CentOS
8 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.52%) VMS
8 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.02%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.51%) FreeNAS
10 1 (0.51%) MVS
10 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (17.77%) ITIL
3 28 (14.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 25 (12.69%) Change Management
5 22 (11.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 19 (9.64%) MVC
6 19 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (9.64%) TDD
6 19 (9.64%) Test Automation
7 15 (7.61%) Web Development
8 14 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (7.11%) SDLC
8 14 (7.11%) Service Management
9 13 (6.60%) Mentoring
9 13 (6.60%) Waterfall
10 12 (6.09%) DevOps
10 12 (6.09%) Systems Analysis
11 11 (5.58%) Asset Management
11 11 (5.58%) Technical Leadership
12 10 (5.08%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 67 (34.01%) SQL
2 44 (22.34%) C#
3 26 (13.20%) JavaScript
4 24 (12.18%) T-SQL
5 17 (8.63%) C
6 16 (8.12%) Java
7 14 (7.11%) Python
8 11 (5.58%) PowerShell
9 10 (5.08%) VB
9 10 (5.08%) VB.NET
10 6 (3.05%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.54%) Ruby
12 4 (2.03%) PHP
13 3 (1.52%) Go
13 3 (1.52%) R
14 2 (1.02%) Perl
14 2 (1.02%) Uniface
14 2 (1.02%) VBA
15 1 (0.51%) C++
15 1 (0.51%) VB6
Qualifications
1 30 (15.23%) Degree
2 14 (7.11%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (5.08%) MCP
3 10 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (4.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (3.55%) ISEB
5 7 (3.55%) ISTQB
6 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.52%) CBAP
7 3 (1.52%) CCNP
7 3 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.52%) IIBA
7 3 (1.52%) RHCE
7 3 (1.52%) RHCSA
7 3 (1.52%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.52%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.02%) CISSP
8 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.02%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.02%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.09%) SLA
2 6 (3.05%) ISO 9001
2 6 (3.05%) QA
3 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.02%) GPG13
4 2 (1.02%) NIST 800
4 2 (1.02%) PMO
5 1 (0.51%) GDPR
5 1 (0.51%) P3O
5 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (19.80%) Active Directory
2 31 (15.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.61%) vSphere
4 12 (6.09%) BitLocker
4 12 (6.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (6.09%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (6.09%) XenDesktop
5 8 (4.06%) Docker
6 6 (3.05%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.52%) vCloud
8 1 (0.51%) Firmware
8 1 (0.51%) KVM
8 1 (0.51%) QEMU
8 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.51%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (10.15%) SCCM
2 14 (7.11%) SCOM
3 13 (6.60%) Puppet
4 10 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (5.08%) PowerCLI
5 7 (3.55%) Docker Swarm
6 6 (3.05%) Nagios
7 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (2.03%) Kubernetes
8 4 (2.03%) Terraform
9 3 (1.52%) Ansible
9 3 (1.52%) Consul
9 3 (1.52%) Grafana
9 3 (1.52%) Kibana
9 3 (1.52%) logstash
9 3 (1.52%) Opsview
9 3 (1.52%) Packer
9 3 (1.52%) WSUS
10 2 (1.02%) EnCase
10 2 (1.02%) QRadar
Vendors
1 38 (19.29%) VMware
2 20 (10.15%) Citrix
3 16 (8.12%) Cisco
3 16 (8.12%) HP
4 14 (7.11%) Oracle
5 13 (6.60%) 3PAR
6 12 (6.09%) Brocade
7 7 (3.55%) Juniper
8 6 (3.05%) CheckPoint
8 6 (3.05%) Palo Alto
9 5 (2.54%) Northgate
9 5 (2.54%) SolarWinds
9 5 (2.54%) Tableau
10 4 (2.03%) IBM
10 4 (2.03%) Meraki
11 3 (1.52%) AppDynamics
11 3 (1.52%) Apple
11 3 (1.52%) Avaya
11 3 (1.52%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.52%) ServiceNow