Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 16 10
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 205 159 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 17.70% 11.43% 16.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.36% 57.82% 75.96%
Number of salaries quoted 126 139 280
Essex median annual salary £29,000 £32,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.38% -28.89% +23.29%
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,350 £73,750
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +3.90%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 265 275 441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 22.88% 19.77% 21.62%
Number of salaries quoted 156 243 333
Essex median annual salary £32,000 £42,500 £46,924
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.71% -9.43% +26.82%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,000 £27,550
90th Percentile £71,750 £63,750 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Essex

Windows
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in Essex.

Salary trend for Windows in Essex

Windows
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Essex over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in Essex

Windows
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 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
Colchester +12 47 £33,500 -13.55% 5
Harlow +28 25 £40,250 +15.00% 6
Basildon 0 17 £50,000 +42.86% 3
Brentwood +5 15 £22,000 -20.00% 3
Chelmsford -8 15 £38,500 +23.20% 1
Rayleigh - 13 £25,000 -
Southend-on-Sea +4 9 £31,500 +53.66%
Braintree -1 6 - -
Saffron Walden - 5 £19,500 - 4
Loughton +3 3 £29,000 -42.00% 1
Witham +15 2 £20,750 -7.78%
Dunmow 0 2 £20,250 -1.22%
Grays -1 2 £28,750 +33.72%
Epping - 1 £30,500 -
Chigwell - 1 £28,000 -
Canvey Island - 1 £40,000 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT jobs citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 106 (51.71%) Active Directory
2 91 (44.39%) Microsoft
3 90 (43.90%) Windows Server
4 64 (31.22%) Windows 10
5 59 (28.78%) Windows 7
5 59 (28.78%) Microsoft Office
6 57 (27.80%) VMware
7 46 (22.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (20.00%) DNS
9 40 (19.51%) Citrix
10 39 (19.02%) ITIL
10 39 (19.02%) SQL
11 38 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (18.54%) vSphere
12 37 (18.05%) C#
13 36 (17.56%) TCP/IP
14 33 (16.10%) Office 365
15 31 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
15 31 (15.12%) Degree
16 30 (14.63%) SQL Server
16 30 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
17 29 (14.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 28 (13.66%) .NET
19 25 (12.20%) Finance
19 25 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
20 24 (11.71%) MS Exchange
20 24 (11.71%) DHCP
21 23 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
22 22 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
23 20 (9.76%) SAN

Windows
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 24 (11.71%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (4.39%) IIS
3 8 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 59 (28.78%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.88%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.49%) assyst
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (16.10%) Office 365
2 25 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 41 (20.00%) DNS
2 36 (17.56%) TCP/IP
3 24 (11.71%) DHCP
4 20 (9.76%) SAN
5 13 (6.34%) NAS
6 12 (5.85%) Fibre Channel
6 12 (5.85%) Firewall
7 7 (3.41%) VoIP
8 6 (2.93%) iSCSI
9 4 (1.95%) Broadband
9 4 (1.95%) VPN
10 3 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.46%) Wireless
11 2 (0.98%) HTTP
11 2 (0.98%) Internet
11 2 (0.98%) Network Security
11 2 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.98%) VLAN
12 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.78%) MySQL
3 4 (1.95%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.49%) ActiveReports
6 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.49%) Ingres
6 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.49%) QlikView
6 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (8.78%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.98%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.98%) Moq
2 2 (0.98%) NUnit
2 2 (0.98%) Subversion
3 1 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.49%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (12.20%) Finance
2 12 (5.85%) Electronics
3 9 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.90%) Retail
5 6 (2.93%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.95%) Back Office
6 4 (1.95%) Marketing
7 3 (1.46%) Law
7 3 (1.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 42 (20.49%) Support Engineer
2 29 (14.15%) IT Support
3 28 (13.66%) Developer
3 28 (13.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (12.68%) Analyst
5 23 (11.22%) Desktop Support
6 20 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (9.76%) Support Technician
7 18 (8.78%) IT Engineer
8 16 (7.80%) 1st Line Support
8 16 (7.80%) IT Support Engineer
9 15 (7.32%) Support Analyst
10 14 (6.83%) Web Developer
11 13 (6.34%) 2nd Line Support Technician
11 13 (6.34%) Graduate
11 13 (6.34%) Graduate Developer
11 13 (6.34%) Graduate Web Developer
11 13 (6.34%) Trainee
11 13 (6.34%) Trainee Developer
11 13 (6.34%) Trainee Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.66%) .NET
2 18 (8.78%) HTML
3 17 (8.29%) CSS
4 13 (6.34%) LESS
5 9 (4.39%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.44%) jQuery
6 5 (2.44%) Web Services
7 4 (1.95%) ADSI
7 4 (1.95%) XML
8 3 (1.46%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.46%) SOAP
8 3 (1.46%) WPF
9 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.98%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.98%) SAML
9 2 (0.98%) WCF
9 2 (0.98%) WinForms
10 1 (0.49%) Middleware
10 1 (0.49%) Node.js
10 1 (0.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.78%) Management Information System
3 17 (8.29%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (6.34%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.39%) Smartphone
6 7 (3.41%) User Experience
7 6 (2.93%) Clustering
7 6 (2.93%) EMC VNX
8 5 (2.44%) CCTV
8 5 (2.44%) iPhone
8 5 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.95%) CUDA
9 4 (1.95%) Replication
10 3 (1.46%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.98%) Life Science
11 2 (0.98%) NHS
12 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.49%) IVR
12 1 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 90 (43.90%) Windows Server
2 64 (31.22%) Windows 10
3 59 (28.78%) Windows 7
4 46 (22.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (9.27%) Windows 8
7 13 (6.34%) Linux
8 11 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (3.90%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.98%) Android
12 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.49%) Unix
12 1 (0.49%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.02%) ITIL
2 38 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (14.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 16 (7.80%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (7.32%) Asset Management
6 15 (7.32%) Computer Science
6 15 (7.32%) Six Sigma
6 15 (7.32%) Web Development
7 14 (6.83%) E-Commerce
8 13 (6.34%) Change Management
8 13 (6.34%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 13 (6.34%) Mathematics
9 11 (5.37%) SDLC
9 11 (5.37%) Service Management
10 10 (4.88%) Customer Engagement
10 10 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (4.88%) Project Management
10 10 (4.88%) Risk Management
10 10 (4.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (19.02%) SQL
2 37 (18.05%) C#
3 18 (8.78%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.34%) TypeScript
5 12 (5.85%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.88%) C++
7 5 (2.44%) Java
8 4 (1.95%) VB
9 3 (1.46%) C
9 3 (1.46%) Delphi
9 3 (1.46%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.49%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.49%) Ruby
10 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.49%) VB6
Qualifications
1 31 (15.12%) Degree
2 12 (5.85%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (3.41%) MCSA
6 5 (2.44%) MOS
6 5 (2.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 4 (1.95%) MCP
8 3 (1.46%) CCA
8 3 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.46%) MCITP
9 2 (0.98%) CCAA
9 2 (0.98%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.98%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.49%) CCNA
10 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.80%) SLA
2 3 (1.46%) QA
System Software
1 106 (51.71%) Active Directory
2 38 (18.54%) vSphere
3 23 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (8.78%) XenDesktop
5 17 (8.29%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (7.32%) XenApp
7 12 (5.85%) BitLocker
7 12 (5.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (3.41%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.98%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (7.32%) SCCM
2 14 (6.83%) SCOM
3 12 (5.85%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (5.85%) Puppet
4 10 (4.88%) PowerCLI
5 2 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 91 (44.39%) Microsoft
2 57 (27.80%) VMware
3 40 (19.51%) Citrix
4 19 (9.27%) 3PAR
5 18 (8.78%) Oracle
6 16 (7.80%) Cisco
6 16 (7.80%) HP
7 13 (6.34%) Avaya
8 12 (5.85%) Brocade
9 8 (3.90%) Apple
10 6 (2.93%) EMC
10 6 (2.93%) Isilon
10 6 (2.93%) Veeam
11 5 (2.44%) Sage
11 5 (2.44%) Samsung
12 4 (1.95%) Draytek
12 4 (1.95%) SAP
12 4 (1.95%) SonicWALL
13 3 (1.46%) IBM
13 3 (1.46%) Mitel