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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 169 231 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.67% 21.45% 21.42%
As % of the Vendors category 36.34% 45.92% 44.73%
Number of salaries quoted 124 168 193
Median salary £41,500 £35,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.57% -3.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £54,300 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.66% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 465 503 579
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 45.86% 46.70% 47.89%
Number of salaries quoted 340 362 454
Median salary £47,500 £42,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.09% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford -4 34 £35,000 -10.25% 2
Colchester -11 27 £35,500 +1.42% 1
Brentwood -2 9 £45,000 +16.12% 3
Harlow +5 8 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Billericay - 6 £21,250 -
Basildon -3 4 £52,500 +105.88%
Hockley - 2 - -
Thurrock - 2 £57,500 -
Witham -6 1 - - 2
Tilbury - 1 £20,500 -
Wickford - 1 £40,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 103 (32.59%) Windows
2 94 (29.75%) MS Excel
3 86 (27.22%) SQL Server
4 82 (25.95%) MS Office
5 81 (25.63%) .NET
6 71 (22.47%) SQL
7 68 (21.52%) C#
8 59 (18.67%) Windows Server
9 56 (17.72%) MS Exchange
10 48 (15.19%) Active Directory
11 45 (14.24%) HTML
11 45 (14.24%) ASP.NET
12 44 (13.92%) ITIL
12 44 (13.92%) MVC
13 43 (13.61%) SCCM
14 42 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
15 39 (12.34%) JavaScript
16 38 (12.03%) Finance
17 33 (10.44%) CRM
18 32 (10.13%) Degree
19 30 (9.49%) CSS
19 30 (9.49%) Data Centre
20 29 (9.18%) Configuration Management
20 29 (9.18%) VMware
20 29 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
21 28 (8.86%) Office 365
21 28 (8.86%) SLA
22 27 (8.54%) T-SQL
23 26 (8.23%) SCOM
24 25 (7.91%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related 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 56 (17.72%) MS Exchange
2 22 (6.96%) SharePoint
3 16 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (4.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (3.80%) IIS
6 6 (1.90%) Moodle
6 6 (1.90%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.27%) WordPress
9 3 (0.95%) JBoss
9 3 (0.95%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 94 (29.75%) MS Excel
2 82 (25.95%) MS Office
3 5 (1.58%) MS Project
3 5 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.27%) InDesign
4 4 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (6.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.63%) assyst
4 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.32%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.32%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.32%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (8.86%) Office 365
3 10 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.90%) iTunes
4 6 (1.90%) OneDrive
5 5 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.27%) Oracle CX
6 4 (1.27%) Yammer
7 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.75%) Skype
2 12 (3.80%) VPN
3 11 (3.48%) DNS
4 8 (2.53%) Wireless
5 7 (2.22%) SAN
5 7 (2.22%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.90%) DHCP
6 6 (1.90%) Firewall
7 5 (1.58%) Internet
7 5 (1.58%) LAN
7 5 (1.58%) VLAN
8 4 (1.27%) NAS
9 3 (0.95%) Extranet
9 3 (0.95%) H.323
9 3 (0.95%) Intranet
9 3 (0.95%) Telepresence
9 3 (0.95%) VoIP
9 3 (0.95%) WebEx
10 2 (0.63%) FTP
10 2 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (27.22%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (3.48%) Big Data
3 11 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.95%) MySQL
7 3 (0.95%) OLAP
7 3 (0.95%) OLTP
7 3 (0.95%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (0.95%) Power BI
7 3 (0.95%) QlikView
7 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.63%) MS Access
9 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.32%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.85%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.90%) Moq
4 6 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (1.90%) Selenium
4 6 (1.90%) SpecFlow
4 6 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.63%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.63%) JIRA
5 2 (0.63%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.32%) Ant
6 1 (0.32%) Buildbot
6 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.32%) Gradle
6 1 (0.32%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.32%) MSTest
6 1 (0.32%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (12.03%) Finance
2 22 (6.96%) Advertising
3 18 (5.70%) Marketing
4 17 (5.38%) Legal
5 15 (4.75%) Retail
6 14 (4.43%) Telecoms
7 10 (3.16%) Banking
8 9 (2.85%) Law
9 5 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.27%) French Language
10 4 (1.27%) Games
11 3 (0.95%) German Language
12 2 (0.63%) Back Office
12 2 (0.63%) Electronics
12 2 (0.63%) Publishing
13 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.32%) Front Office
13 1 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 72 (22.78%) Developer
2 36 (11.39%) Analyst
3 32 (10.13%) .NET Developer
4 31 (9.81%) Systems Engineer
5 30 (9.49%) C# Developer
6 21 (6.65%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (6.33%) Administrator
8 17 (5.38%) Architect
9 16 (5.06%) Support Analyst
10 15 (4.75%) Server Engineer
11 14 (4.43%) IT Manager
11 14 (4.43%) Senior Developer
12 13 (4.11%) Business Manager
12 13 (4.11%) Business Systems Manager
12 13 (4.11%) Systems Manager
13 11 (3.48%) IT Support
13 11 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (3.16%) Head of Testing
14 10 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (3.16%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (25.63%) .NET
2 45 (14.24%) ASP.NET
2 45 (14.24%) HTML
3 30 (9.49%) CSS
4 25 (7.91%) .NET Framework
4 25 (7.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (6.01%) XML
6 18 (5.70%) jQuery
7 17 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 14 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 14 (4.43%) Entity Framework
9 13 (4.11%) Web Services
10 11 (3.48%) AngularJS
10 11 (3.48%) HTML5
10 11 (3.48%) JSON
10 11 (3.48%) LINQ
11 10 (3.16%) Razor View Engine
12 9 (2.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (2.53%) RESTful
14 7 (2.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.49%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.91%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.11%) Blackberry
3 13 (4.11%) Smartphone
4 10 (3.16%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.22%) iPad
6 6 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.90%) Learning Management System
6 6 (1.90%) Mobile Computing
6 6 (1.90%) VLE
7 5 (1.58%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.58%) Social Media
8 3 (0.95%) Replication
9 2 (0.63%) AS400
9 2 (0.63%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.63%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.63%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 103 (32.59%) Windows
2 59 (18.67%) Windows Server
3 19 (6.01%) Linux
4 16 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (4.75%) Windows 7
5 15 (4.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (4.11%) Windows 8
7 12 (3.80%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.85%) Android
9 5 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.27%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.95%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (13.92%) ITIL
1 44 (13.92%) MVC
2 42 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (10.44%) CRM
4 29 (9.18%) Configuration Management
5 24 (7.59%) IT Strategy
5 24 (7.59%) Service Management
6 23 (7.28%) Waterfall
7 22 (6.96%) ITSM
8 21 (6.65%) Analytics
8 21 (6.65%) Data Analytics
8 21 (6.65%) Project Management
8 21 (6.65%) Scrum
9 20 (6.33%) Capacity Management
10 18 (5.70%) SDLC
10 18 (5.70%) Service Delivery
11 17 (5.38%) OO
12 16 (5.06%) Incident Management
12 16 (5.06%) Problem Management
13 15 (4.75%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (22.47%) SQL
2 68 (21.52%) C#
3 39 (12.34%) JavaScript
4 27 (8.54%) T-SQL
5 16 (5.06%) PowerShell
5 16 (5.06%) VB.NET
6 7 (2.22%) Perl
7 6 (1.90%) Java
8 4 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.27%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.27%) VB
9 3 (0.95%) C
9 3 (0.95%) VBScript
10 1 (0.32%) C++
10 1 (0.32%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.32%) PHP
10 1 (0.32%) VBA
10 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 32 (10.13%) Degree
2 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.58%) DBS Check
4 3 (0.95%) CCNA
4 3 (0.95%) CCNP
4 3 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.95%) ISEB
4 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (0.95%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.95%) PMP
5 2 (0.63%) CCNP Voice
5 2 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (0.63%) HNC
5 2 (0.63%) HND
5 2 (0.63%) MCSE
5 2 (0.63%) PgMP
5 2 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.86%) SLA
2 13 (4.11%) QA
3 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.63%) ISO 14000
4 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (15.19%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.43%) vSphere
4 6 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.90%) XenApp
5 4 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (13.61%) SCCM
2 26 (8.23%) SCOM
3 7 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.63%) WSUS
7 1 (0.32%) Nagios
7 1 (0.32%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (9.18%) VMware
2 22 (6.96%) Apple
3 19 (6.01%) Cisco
4 15 (4.75%) Red Hat
4 15 (4.75%) Tableau
5 13 (4.11%) Citrix
6 9 (2.85%) HP
6 9 (2.85%) Oracle
7 8 (2.53%) Clearswift
7 8 (2.53%) Proofpoint
8 7 (2.22%) Adobe
8 7 (2.22%) NetApp
9 6 (1.90%) Blackboard
9 6 (1.90%) Dell
9 6 (1.90%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.58%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.58%) Intel Security
10 5 (1.58%) Samsung
11 4 (1.27%) Hootsuite
11 4 (1.27%) Nokia
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