Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 6 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 255 288 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 22.02% 20.70% 14.41%
As % of the Vendors category 51.62% 43.18% 35.25%
Number of salaries quoted 167 250 228
Essex median annual salary £38,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.49% +2.35% +21.43%
10th Percentile £19,000 £20,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £59,250 £70,000 £77,500
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.20% +3.75%

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 494 667 834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 42.66% 47.95% 40.88%
Number of salaries quoted 353 555 583
Essex median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.78% - +12.90%
10th Percentile £21,500 £24,300 £30,500
90th Percentile £68,500 £65,000 £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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +5 78 £42,500 -5.56% 9
Colchester +3 50 £35,000 -19.54% 6
Harlow +14 26 £50,000 -23.08% 7
Basildon -7 17 £35,000 -22.22% 8
Southend-on-Sea +5 14 £23,750 -5.00% 3
Braintree +1 8 £31,500 +53.66%
Saffron Walden - 7 £19,500 - 13
Brentwood +2 6 £24,000 +2.13% 2
Witham +2 3 £28,250 -47.93% 2
Grays -1 2 £28,750 +33.72% 2
Billericay +3 1 £22,000 -56.00% 3
Waltham Abbey 0 1 £60,000 +140.00%
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 109 (42.75%) SQL
2 91 (35.69%) SQL Server
2 91 (35.69%) Windows
3 86 (33.73%) C#
4 82 (32.16%) .NET
5 65 (25.49%) Degree
6 59 (23.14%) Active Directory
7 55 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (20.00%) Finance
9 46 (18.04%) Problem-Solving
10 45 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
11 43 (16.86%) ITIL
11 43 (16.86%) Windows Server
12 42 (16.47%) HTML
13 40 (15.69%) T-SQL
13 40 (15.69%) Continuous Improvement
14 37 (14.51%) Computer Science
15 36 (14.12%) CSS
16 32 (12.55%) JavaScript
16 32 (12.55%) SDLC
16 32 (12.55%) Windows 10
17 31 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
17 31 (12.16%) VMware
17 31 (12.16%) TDD
18 30 (11.76%) Web Development
19 29 (11.37%) Business Intelligence
20 28 (10.98%) MVC
20 28 (10.98%) Test Automation
20 28 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
21 27 (10.59%) Windows 7

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 15 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.31%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.35%) IIS
4 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.57%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.57%) WildFly
5 3 (1.18%) CMS
5 3 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.18%) nginx
6 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 45 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.71%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (2.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (3.53%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.39%) Magento
4 1 (0.39%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.06%) Office 365
3 9 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (1.57%) SaaS
5 3 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.27%) DNS
2 15 (5.88%) Firewall
3 12 (4.71%) Fibre Channel
3 12 (4.71%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.14%) LAN
4 8 (3.14%) WAN
5 7 (2.75%) SAN
5 7 (2.75%) VPN
6 5 (1.96%) BGP
6 5 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (1.96%) Cisco Wireless
6 5 (1.96%) EIGRP
6 5 (1.96%) IPsec
6 5 (1.96%) NX-OS
6 5 (1.96%) SSL
6 5 (1.96%) Wireless
7 4 (1.57%) Broadband
7 4 (1.57%) iSCSI
7 4 (1.57%) NAS
7 4 (1.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (35.69%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.80%) MySQL
3 24 (9.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (4.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (3.14%) Power BI
7 8 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.96%) DTS
8 5 (1.96%) ProClarity
8 5 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.39%) GIS
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.39%) SQL CLR
11 1 (0.39%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 26 (10.20%) Visual Studio
2 23 (9.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (8.63%) NUnit
4 16 (6.27%) MSTest
4 16 (6.27%) SpecFlow
4 16 (6.27%) Visual Studio Team System
4 16 (6.27%) WatiN
5 13 (5.10%) Subversion
6 8 (3.14%) Git (software)
7 6 (2.35%) Moq
8 4 (1.57%) Robot Framework
9 3 (1.18%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.78%) JIRA
11 1 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
General
1 51 (20.00%) Finance
2 14 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.71%) Electronics
4 10 (3.92%) Marketing
5 9 (3.53%) Retail
6 6 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.96%) Back Office
8 3 (1.18%) Advertising
9 2 (0.78%) Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Billing
10 1 (0.39%) Games
10 1 (0.39%) Law
10 1 (0.39%) Legal
10 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (31.37%) Developer
2 59 (23.14%) Analyst
3 27 (10.59%) Software Developer
4 26 (10.20%) IT Support
4 26 (10.20%) Web Developer
5 24 (9.41%) Support Engineer
6 19 (7.45%) C# Developer
6 19 (7.45%) Graduate
7 18 (7.06%) Graduate Developer
8 16 (6.27%) IT Engineer
8 16 (6.27%) Test Analyst
8 16 (6.27%) Tester
9 15 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
9 15 (5.88%) Automation Tester
10 14 (5.49%) .NET Developer
10 14 (5.49%) IT Support Engineer
11 13 (5.10%) Graduate Web Developer
11 13 (5.10%) Support Analyst
11 13 (5.10%) Trainee Developer
11 13 (5.10%) Trainee Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (32.16%) .NET
2 42 (16.47%) HTML
3 36 (14.12%) CSS
4 25 (9.80%) .NET Framework
5 20 (7.84%) AngularJS
6 16 (6.27%) Gherkin
7 15 (5.88%) ASP.NET
8 13 (5.10%) LESS
9 12 (4.71%) jQuery
9 12 (4.71%) Web Services
10 9 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 9 (3.53%) WinForms
10 9 (3.53%) WPF
11 8 (3.14%) Entity Framework
11 8 (3.14%) XML
12 5 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (1.96%) React
12 5 (1.96%) Vue.js
13 4 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
13 4 (1.57%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (10.59%) Data Centre
3 21 (8.24%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (7.45%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (4.71%) Replication
6 9 (3.53%) Smartphone
7 7 (2.75%) User Experience
8 6 (2.35%) Clustering
8 6 (2.35%) EMC VNX
9 5 (1.96%) CCTV
9 5 (1.96%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.57%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.57%) iPhone
11 2 (0.78%) CUDA
11 2 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.78%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 91 (35.69%) Windows
2 43 (16.86%) Windows Server
3 32 (12.55%) Windows 10
4 27 (10.59%) Windows 7
5 21 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.14%) Linux
8 7 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.35%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.96%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.18%) CentOS
11 3 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.39%) Android
12 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (18.04%) Problem-Solving
3 43 (16.86%) ITIL
4 40 (15.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 37 (14.51%) Computer Science
6 32 (12.55%) SDLC
7 31 (12.16%) TDD
8 30 (11.76%) Web Development
9 29 (11.37%) Business Intelligence
10 28 (10.98%) MVC
10 28 (10.98%) Test Automation
11 25 (9.80%) Change Management
12 21 (8.24%) BDD
12 21 (8.24%) OO
13 20 (7.84%) Software Delivery
14 19 (7.45%) Time Management
14 19 (7.45%) Waterfall
15 17 (6.67%) Regression Testing
16 16 (6.27%) Project Management
16 16 (6.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (42.75%) SQL
2 86 (33.73%) C#
3 40 (15.69%) T-SQL
4 32 (12.55%) JavaScript
5 23 (9.02%) VB
6 20 (7.84%) Java
7 19 (7.45%) Python
8 13 (5.10%) C
8 13 (5.10%) TypeScript
8 13 (5.10%) VB.NET
9 12 (4.71%) PowerShell
10 9 (3.53%) PHP
11 8 (3.14%) C++
12 5 (1.96%) Uniface
13 3 (1.18%) X++
14 2 (0.78%) Perl
14 2 (0.78%) R
15 1 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 1 (0.39%) Delphi
15 1 (0.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 65 (25.49%) Degree
2 24 (9.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (6.27%) ISEB
4 16 (6.27%) ISTQB
5 12 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.96%) MCSA
7 5 (1.96%) MOS
7 5 (1.96%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 4 (1.57%) MCP
9 3 (1.18%) CCNP
9 3 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.18%) MCITP
9 3 (1.18%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.18%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.78%) ACCA
10 2 (0.78%) CIMA
10 2 (0.78%) CISSP
10 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.10%) SLA
2 5 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.96%) PMO
2 5 (1.96%) QA
3 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.78%) GPG13
3 2 (0.78%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.39%) P3O
System Software
1 59 (23.14%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.27%) vSphere
4 12 (4.71%) BitLocker
4 12 (4.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (4.71%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.57%) Docker
5 4 (1.57%) XenApp
6 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (5.10%) SCOM
2 12 (4.71%) SCCM
3 10 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.92%) PowerCLI
3 10 (3.92%) Puppet
4 4 (1.57%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (1.18%) Kibana
5 3 (1.18%) logstash
6 2 (0.78%) EnCase
6 2 (0.78%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.78%) QRadar
7 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.39%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (12.16%) VMware
2 23 (9.02%) Oracle
3 18 (7.06%) 3PAR
4 17 (6.67%) Citrix
5 16 (6.27%) HP
6 15 (5.88%) Cisco
7 12 (4.71%) Brocade
8 7 (2.75%) IBM
8 7 (2.75%) SAP
9 6 (2.35%) Apple
9 6 (2.35%) EMC
9 6 (2.35%) Isilon
10 5 (1.96%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.96%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (1.96%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.96%) Samsung
11 4 (1.57%) AppDynamics
11 4 (1.57%) Veeam
12 3 (1.18%) Epicor
13 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com