Period
to 20 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 336 330 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 23.30% 16.84% 20.96%
As % of the Vendors category 50.76% 36.30% 47.40%
Number of salaries quoted 312 253 392
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.26% +25.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -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 662 909 922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 45.91% 46.38% 44.22%
Number of salaries quoted 580 699 693
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,450 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,125 £65,000 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +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 June 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 June 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 £41,250 +3.13% 5
Colchester +4 45 £52,500 +20.00% 7
Basildon -3 28 £37,500 -21.05% 9
Harlow -13 21 £67,500 +92.86% 7
Brentwood +17 17 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Wickford -3 9 £45,000 +12.50%
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £45,000 - 3
Rayleigh - 6 £40,000 - 1
Epping - 6 £40,000 -
Loughton - 4 £26,750 - 3
Witham +4 2 £43,500 - 1
Waltham Abbey - 2 £38,250 -
Canvey Island - 2 £27,000 - 1
Maldon - 1 £21,000 -
Grays - 1 £27,500 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 144 (42.86%) SQL
2 101 (30.06%) Windows
3 97 (28.87%) SQL Server
4 93 (27.68%) Finance
5 79 (23.51%) .NET
6 75 (22.32%) T-SQL
7 69 (20.54%) Active Directory
8 68 (20.24%) C#
9 66 (19.64%) Microsoft Office
10 64 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 62 (18.45%) Windows Server
12 59 (17.56%) Office 365
13 53 (15.77%) ASP.NET
14 51 (15.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 47 (13.99%) Microsoft Certification
16 44 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
16 44 (13.10%) MVC
17 41 (12.20%) Windows 10
18 39 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure
19 38 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
19 38 (11.31%) ITIL
20 35 (10.42%) HTML
21 34 (10.12%) JavaScript
21 34 (10.12%) Windows 7
22 33 (9.82%) Microsoft Excel
22 33 (9.82%) Performance Tuning
23 32 (9.52%) MS Exchange
24 31 (9.23%) Advertising
24 31 (9.23%) VMware
25 30 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC

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 32 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (4.17%) IIS
6 5 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.89%) Confluence
7 3 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.30%) Apache
8 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.30%) JBoss
8 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 66 (19.64%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (9.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (4.46%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.60%) BPCS
4 2 (0.60%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 59 (17.56%) Office 365
2 39 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (2.38%) IaaS
6 7 (2.08%) Mimecast
6 7 (2.08%) PaaS
7 3 (0.89%) SaaS
8 2 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.60%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.30%) GitHub
9 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.85%) Firewall
2 19 (5.65%) Internet
3 18 (5.36%) VPN
4 16 (4.76%) LAN
5 15 (4.46%) WAN
6 13 (3.87%) Intranet
7 11 (3.27%) DHCP
7 11 (3.27%) DNS
7 11 (3.27%) SAN
7 11 (3.27%) VLAN
8 9 (2.68%) Extranet
8 9 (2.68%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.79%) Ethernet
9 6 (1.79%) VoIP
9 6 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.89%) FTP
11 3 (0.89%) NAS
11 3 (0.89%) Network Security
12 2 (0.60%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (28.87%) SQL Server
2 64 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 51 (15.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (6.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 19 (5.65%) MS Access
6 18 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (4.46%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (2.98%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (2.08%) Power BI
11 6 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (1.79%) MySQL
12 5 (1.49%) OLAP
12 5 (1.49%) OLTP
13 4 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (1.19%) GIS
14 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 7 (2.08%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.19%) JIRA
3 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.30%) MSTest
4 1 (0.30%) NUnit
4 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.30%) Toad
4 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 93 (27.68%) Finance
2 31 (9.23%) Advertising
3 21 (6.25%) Retail
4 11 (3.27%) Banking
5 8 (2.38%) Marketing
6 7 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.19%) Back Office
7 4 (1.19%) Local Government
7 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.60%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.30%) Billing
9 1 (0.30%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 91 (27.08%) Developer
2 65 (19.35%) Analyst
3 36 (10.71%) .NET Developer
4 29 (8.63%) C# Developer
5 28 (8.33%) DBA
6 26 (7.74%) Support Engineer
7 25 (7.44%) SQL DBA
8 24 (7.14%) IT Engineer
9 23 (6.85%) SQL Server DBA
10 20 (5.95%) IT Support
11 19 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (5.65%) C# .NET Developer
12 17 (5.06%) Support Analyst
13 16 (4.76%) Consultant
14 15 (4.46%) Administrator
14 15 (4.46%) Team Leader
15 14 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
15 14 (4.17%) IT Manager
15 14 (4.17%) SQL Developer
15 14 (4.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (23.51%) .NET
2 53 (15.77%) ASP.NET
3 35 (10.42%) HTML
4 30 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 27 (8.04%) Web Services
6 23 (6.85%) RESTful
7 21 (6.25%) AngularJS
8 20 (5.95%) .NET Framework
8 20 (5.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 19 (5.65%) CSS
10 17 (5.06%) KnockoutJS
11 14 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (4.17%) jQuery
11 14 (4.17%) WCF
12 10 (2.98%) Entity Framework
13 9 (2.68%) WPF
14 6 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 5 (1.49%) XML
16 4 (1.19%) ASP.NET Core
16 4 (1.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.25%) Replication
3 17 (5.06%) Driving Licence
3 17 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (4.17%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.68%) Reinsurance
7 6 (1.79%) User Experience
8 5 (1.49%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.19%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.60%) NHS
11 1 (0.30%) Contract for Difference
11 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.30%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.30%) iPhone
11 1 (0.30%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.30%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 101 (30.06%) Windows
2 62 (18.45%) Windows Server
3 41 (12.20%) Windows 10
4 34 (10.12%) Windows 7
5 26 (7.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.38%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.19%) Linux
8 4 (1.19%) Unix
9 3 (0.89%) Android
9 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.10%) MVC
2 38 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (11.31%) ITIL
3 33 (9.82%) Performance Tuning
4 26 (7.74%) Project Management
5 22 (6.55%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (6.55%) Scrum
6 21 (6.25%) TDD
6 21 (6.25%) Web Development
7 20 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (5.65%) BDD
8 19 (5.65%) SDLC
9 18 (5.36%) High Availability
10 17 (5.06%) Kanban
10 17 (5.06%) Service Delivery
11 16 (4.76%) IT Strategy
11 16 (4.76%) Test Automation
12 15 (4.46%) CRM
13 12 (3.57%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 144 (42.86%) SQL
2 75 (22.32%) T-SQL
3 68 (20.24%) C#
4 34 (10.12%) JavaScript
5 15 (4.46%) PowerShell
6 14 (4.17%) VB
7 8 (2.38%) C
8 7 (2.08%) VBA
9 4 (1.19%) Java
10 3 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.89%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.89%) X++
11 2 (0.60%) XAML
12 1 (0.30%) Delphi
12 1 (0.30%) Perl
12 1 (0.30%) PHP
12 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.30%) VB6
12 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (13.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (4.17%) Degree
3 8 (2.38%) MCITP
4 6 (1.79%) MCSA
5 4 (1.19%) CCNA
5 4 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.19%) HNC
5 4 (1.19%) MCP
5 4 (1.19%) MCSE
5 4 (1.19%) Novell Certification
5 4 (1.19%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.60%) ISEB
7 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.60%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.60%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) CCENT
8 1 (0.30%) CCNP
8 1 (0.30%) MOS
8 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.98%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.38%) QA
2 8 (2.38%) SLA
3 6 (1.79%) PMO
4 2 (0.60%) GDPR
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.30%) MiFID
System Software
1 69 (20.54%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.36%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.17%) vSphere
5 5 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.19%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.60%) XenApp
8 1 (0.30%) Firmware
8 1 (0.30%) vCloud
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (4.46%) SCCM
2 6 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (1.49%) WSUS
4 2 (0.60%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.30%) Nagios
5 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.30%) WMI
Vendors
1 31 (9.23%) VMware
2 22 (6.55%) Cisco
3 12 (3.57%) HP
4 9 (2.68%) Apple
5 8 (2.38%) Oracle
5 8 (2.38%) SAP
6 7 (2.08%) Citrix
7 6 (1.79%) Symantec
8 5 (1.49%) NetApp
8 5 (1.49%) Sophos
9 4 (1.19%) Meraki
9 4 (1.19%) SolarWinds
10 3 (0.89%) Dell
10 3 (0.89%) Epicor
10 3 (0.89%) Infor
10 3 (0.89%) Sage
11 2 (0.60%) RedGate
11 2 (0.60%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.60%) Toshiba
11 2 (0.60%) Veeam