Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 10 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 129 230 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.91% 15.94% 15.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.17% 72.78% 62.68%
Number of salaries quoted 109 206 269
Essex median annual salary £37,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.90% -3.75% -
10th Percentile £22,600 £21,500 £23,150
90th Percentile £64,000 £60,000 £57,500
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -

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 218 316 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 28.57% 21.90% 25.11%
Number of salaries quoted 176 271 403
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -8.24% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £72,500 £57,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 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
Colchester +9 42 £45,000 +28.57%
Brentwood +7 21 £28,750 -42.50%
Southend-on-Sea +5 11 £37,500 -28.57%
Basildon +6 6 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Waltham Abbey 0 4 £33,750 -11.76%
Chelmsford -15 4 £31,000 -19.48%
Billericay 0 3 £42,500 +6.25%
Harlow - 2 £55,000 - 1
Maldon 0 1 £40,000 +40.35%
Thurrock - 1 £31,500 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 68 (52.71%) Active Directory
2 62 (48.06%) VMware
3 54 (41.86%) Microsoft
4 45 (34.88%) Office 365
5 43 (33.33%) Citrix
6 41 (31.78%) Windows 10
7 40 (31.01%) Windows Server
8 35 (27.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 33 (25.58%) Windows 7
10 32 (24.81%) Firewall
11 31 (24.03%) Microsoft Office
12 27 (20.93%) SQL Server
12 27 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
13 25 (19.38%) SQL
13 25 (19.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 23 (17.83%) DNS
14 23 (17.83%) PowerShell
15 21 (16.28%) Linux
16 20 (15.50%) ITIL
16 20 (15.50%) SCCM
17 18 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
17 18 (13.95%) Cisco
17 18 (13.95%) Management Information System
18 17 (13.18%) SharePoint
19 16 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
19 16 (12.40%) Change Management
20 15 (11.63%) VMware ESXi
21 14 (10.85%) Disaster Recovery
21 14 (10.85%) SLA
21 14 (10.85%) MS Exchange

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 17 (13.18%) SharePoint
2 14 (10.85%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.10%) IIS
4 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.55%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 31 (24.03%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.78%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.78%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 45 (34.88%) Office 365
2 27 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.88%) Mimecast
7 3 (2.33%) IaaS
7 3 (2.33%) PaaS
8 1 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.78%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 32 (24.81%) Firewall
2 23 (17.83%) DNS
3 13 (10.08%) SAN
4 10 (7.75%) DHCP
5 9 (6.98%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.20%) VPN
6 8 (6.20%) Wireless
7 6 (4.65%) BGP
7 6 (4.65%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (4.65%) IP Telephony
7 6 (4.65%) Network Security
8 5 (3.88%) LAN
8 5 (3.88%) NAS
8 5 (3.88%) VLAN
8 5 (3.88%) VoIP
8 5 (3.88%) WAN
9 4 (3.10%) Ethernet
9 4 (3.10%) Internet
9 4 (3.10%) OSPF
9 4 (3.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.55%) MySQL
3 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.78%) QlikView
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.88%) NUnit
3 4 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (3.10%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.33%) GitLab
4 3 (2.33%) Selenium
5 2 (1.55%) Moq
5 2 (1.55%) Subversion
General
1 12 (9.30%) Finance
2 8 (6.20%) Local Government
3 6 (4.65%) Legal
4 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.10%) Electronics
6 2 (1.55%) Law
6 2 (1.55%) Retail
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (27.13%) Analyst
2 28 (21.71%) Support Analyst
3 22 (17.05%) IT Support
4 19 (14.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (13.95%) IT Analyst
6 17 (13.18%) IT Support Analyst
7 16 (12.40%) Support Engineer
8 11 (8.53%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (7.75%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (7.75%) Developer
9 10 (7.75%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 9 (6.98%) Azure Engineer
10 9 (6.98%) PowerShell Engineer
10 9 (6.98%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 9 (6.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (6.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 7 (5.43%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (5.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.98%) .NET
1 9 (6.98%) jQuery
2 8 (6.20%) CSS
2 8 (6.20%) HTML
3 7 (5.43%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.88%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.55%) Middleware
7 1 (0.78%) ADSI
7 1 (0.78%) EDI
7 1 (0.78%) LDAP
7 1 (0.78%) libvirt
7 1 (0.78%) Qt
7 1 (0.78%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.95%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.98%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.43%) iPhone
4 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.88%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (3.10%) IVR
6 4 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.33%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.33%) User Experience
8 2 (1.55%) Clustering
8 2 (1.55%) NHS
9 1 (0.78%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.78%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 41 (31.78%) Windows 10
2 40 (31.01%) Windows Server
3 33 (25.58%) Windows 7
4 21 (16.28%) Linux
5 16 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.88%) Android
7 5 (3.88%) Windows Phone
7 5 (3.88%) Windows Vista
7 5 (3.88%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.33%) VMS
9 3 (2.33%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.55%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.78%) Debian
11 1 (0.78%) FreeNAS
11 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.78%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (15.50%) ITIL
3 18 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (12.40%) Change Management
5 14 (10.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (9.30%) Mentoring
7 11 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (7.75%) Service Management
9 9 (6.98%) Project Management
10 8 (6.20%) Asset Management
10 8 (6.20%) Infrastructure Management
11 7 (5.43%) Change Control
12 6 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (4.65%) Customer Engagement
12 6 (4.65%) MVC
12 6 (4.65%) Risk Management
12 6 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (4.65%) Service Delivery
12 6 (4.65%) Technical Leadership
12 6 (4.65%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.38%) SQL
2 23 (17.83%) PowerShell
3 13 (10.08%) C#
4 9 (6.98%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.65%) C
6 3 (2.33%) C++
6 3 (2.33%) Go
6 3 (2.33%) Python
6 3 (2.33%) Ruby
7 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.78%) ABAP
8 1 (0.78%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.78%) Java
8 1 (0.78%) PHP
8 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (6.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.88%) Degree
5 4 (3.10%) CCA
5 4 (3.10%) CCNP
5 4 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.10%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (3.10%) MCP
6 3 (2.33%) RHCE
6 3 (2.33%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.55%) CCNA
7 2 (1.55%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.55%) MCITP
7 2 (1.55%) MCSA
7 2 (1.55%) MCSE
7 2 (1.55%) VCAP
8 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.85%) SLA
2 4 (3.10%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 68 (52.71%) Active Directory
2 35 (27.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.63%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (9.30%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.20%) vSphere
5 8 (6.20%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.65%) BitLocker
6 6 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (3.88%) XenApp
8 3 (2.33%) Docker
8 3 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.55%) vCloud
9 2 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.78%) Firmware
10 1 (0.78%) KVM
10 1 (0.78%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 20 (15.50%) SCCM
2 10 (7.75%) Puppet
3 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.65%) PowerCLI
4 6 (4.65%) SCOM
5 5 (3.88%) Nagios
6 3 (2.33%) Ansible
6 3 (2.33%) Consul
6 3 (2.33%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (2.33%) Grafana
6 3 (2.33%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.33%) Opsview
6 3 (2.33%) Packer
6 3 (2.33%) Terraform
6 3 (2.33%) WSUS
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 62 (48.06%) VMware
2 54 (41.86%) Microsoft
3 43 (33.33%) Citrix
4 18 (13.95%) Cisco
5 9 (6.98%) Juniper
5 9 (6.98%) SolarWinds
6 8 (6.20%) HP
6 8 (6.20%) SAP
7 7 (5.43%) 3PAR
8 6 (4.65%) Brocade
8 6 (4.65%) ServiceNow
8 6 (4.65%) Veeam
9 5 (3.88%) NetApp
10 4 (3.10%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.33%) Avaya
11 3 (2.33%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.55%) Apple
12 2 (1.55%) Extreme Networks
12 2 (1.55%) Forcepoint
12 2 (1.55%) IBM