Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 185 305 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 13.07% 15.33% 15.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.46% 68.39% 74.54%
Number of salaries quoted 162 256 333
Essex median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +30.77% -18.75%
10th Percentile £19,250 £23,625 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,875 £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 301 446 546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 21.27% 22.41% 21.41%
Number of salaries quoted 262 347 404
Essex median annual salary £43,250 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.89% +28.57% -16.17%
10th Percentile £20,750 £25,600 £22,575
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £55,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 0 35 £38,500 -3.75% 8
Colchester -20 28 £35,000 -22.22% 8
Brentwood +2 17 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Braintree - 8 £20,500 -
Basildon +1 7 £35,000 +18.64% 7
Waltham Abbey 0 4 £31,250 -10.71% 1
Harlow -29 4 £35,000 -6.67% 2
Loughton - 4 £50,000 - 1
Purfleet 0 3 £23,000 +43.75%
Grays -2 2 £31,500 -8.70% 1
Witham -19 2 £22,500 -10.89% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £37,750 - 3
Thurrock 0 1 £24,882 -37.80%
Wickford - 1 £27,500 -
Maldon - 1 £42,500 -
Dunmow - 1 £20,500 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 82 (44.32%) Microsoft
2 79 (42.70%) Windows Server
3 68 (36.76%) Active Directory
4 51 (27.57%) VMware
5 48 (25.95%) Microsoft Office
6 42 (22.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (22.16%) Office 365
8 40 (21.62%) Windows 7
9 36 (19.46%) SQL Server
10 33 (17.84%) C#
10 33 (17.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 32 (17.30%) Linux
12 27 (14.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (14.05%) SQL
13 26 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (13.51%) Windows 10
15 24 (12.97%) Hyper-V
16 23 (12.43%) ITIL
17 22 (11.89%) Cisco
18 21 (11.35%) Citrix
18 21 (11.35%) Microsoft Certification
18 21 (11.35%) SCCM
19 20 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
19 20 (10.81%) Windows 8
19 20 (10.81%) .NET
20 19 (10.27%) Finance
20 19 (10.27%) LAN
20 19 (10.27%) MS Exchange
21 17 (9.19%) WAN
21 17 (9.19%) Firewall

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 19 (10.27%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.86%) IIS
3 8 (4.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.62%) Apache
5 3 (1.62%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.08%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (1.08%) Zimbra
7 1 (0.54%) Confluence
7 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.54%) JBoss
7 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (25.95%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 41 (22.16%) Office 365
2 20 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.24%) Mimecast
4 5 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.08%) IaaS
5 2 (1.08%) PaaS
6 1 (0.54%) Asana
6 1 (0.54%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.27%) LAN
2 17 (9.19%) Firewall
2 17 (9.19%) WAN
3 14 (7.57%) TCP/IP
3 14 (7.57%) VLAN
4 13 (7.03%) SAN
4 13 (7.03%) VPN
5 10 (5.41%) VoIP
6 7 (3.78%) DHCP
6 7 (3.78%) DNS
7 5 (2.70%) Ethernet
7 5 (2.70%) Internet
8 4 (2.16%) Broadband
8 4 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.16%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.16%) Network Security
8 4 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.62%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.62%) NAS
9 3 (1.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (19.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (4.32%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.78%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.62%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.62%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.08%) GIS
9 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.08%) MySQL
9 2 (1.08%) Redis
9 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (7.57%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (4.86%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.78%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.24%) Hudson
5 6 (3.24%) JUnit
5 6 (3.24%) PyUnit
6 4 (2.16%) JIRA
6 4 (2.16%) Selenium
6 4 (2.16%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.08%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.08%) MSTest
7 2 (1.08%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (1.08%) Redmine
7 2 (1.08%) Subversion
7 2 (1.08%) Trac
8 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.54%) FishEye
8 1 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.54%) ReSharper
General
1 19 (10.27%) Finance
2 8 (4.32%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.78%) Marketing
4 4 (2.16%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.16%) Retail
5 2 (1.08%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.08%) Back Office
5 2 (1.08%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.54%) Electronics
6 1 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 33 (17.84%) Analyst
2 29 (15.68%) Support Engineer
3 27 (14.59%) Developer
3 27 (14.59%) IT Support
4 25 (13.51%) IT Engineer
5 20 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (10.27%) Support Analyst
7 14 (7.57%) .NET Developer
7 14 (7.57%) IT Support Engineer
8 13 (7.03%) Desktop Support
8 13 (7.03%) IT Analyst
9 11 (5.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 11 (5.95%) IT Support Analyst
10 10 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (4.86%) Service Analyst
12 8 (4.32%) .NET Software Developer
12 8 (4.32%) Service Desk Analyst
13 7 (3.78%) Data Scientist
13 7 (3.78%) Trainee
14 6 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.81%) .NET
2 13 (7.03%) ASP.NET
3 11 (5.95%) Node.js
4 10 (5.41%) .NET Framework
4 10 (5.41%) XML
5 9 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (4.86%) RESTful
5 9 (4.86%) Web Services
5 9 (4.86%) WPF
6 8 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (4.32%) Entity Framework
6 8 (4.32%) WCF
6 8 (4.32%) WinForms
7 7 (3.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 7 (3.78%) Code First Entity Framework
7 7 (3.78%) Natural Language Processing
8 5 (2.70%) CSS
9 4 (2.16%) Gherkin
9 4 (2.16%) JSON
10 3 (1.62%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.32%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.32%) CMDB
3 5 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.62%) Handset
4 3 (1.62%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.08%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.08%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.08%) STB
5 2 (1.08%) User Experience
6 1 (0.54%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.54%) EFT
6 1 (0.54%) EFTPOS
6 1 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.54%) NHS
6 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 79 (42.70%) Windows Server
2 42 (22.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 40 (21.62%) Windows 7
4 32 (17.30%) Linux
5 27 (14.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (13.51%) Windows 10
7 20 (10.81%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.24%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.16%) Android
10 3 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.62%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.08%) Unix
12 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.54%) CentOS
12 1 (0.54%) SUSE
12 1 (0.54%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (12.43%) ITIL
3 13 (7.03%) SDLC
3 13 (7.03%) TDD
3 13 (7.03%) Test Automation
4 11 (5.95%) MVC
5 9 (4.86%) Configuration Management
5 9 (4.86%) Software Engineering
5 9 (4.86%) Web Application Development
6 8 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (3.78%) Analytics
7 7 (3.78%) BDD
7 7 (3.78%) Computational Linguistics
7 7 (3.78%) Data Science
7 7 (3.78%) Deep Learning
7 7 (3.78%) Machine Learning
7 7 (3.78%) Open Source
7 7 (3.78%) Patch Management
8 6 (3.24%) Computer Vision
8 6 (3.24%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.84%) C#
2 26 (14.05%) SQL
3 16 (8.65%) C
3 16 (8.65%) C++
3 16 (8.65%) PowerShell
4 15 (8.11%) Java
5 11 (5.95%) Python
6 7 (3.78%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.78%) MATLAB
6 7 (3.78%) R
6 7 (3.78%) Ruby
7 5 (2.70%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.62%) Delphi
8 3 (1.62%) VB
9 2 (1.08%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.54%) PHP
10 1 (0.54%) Scala
10 1 (0.54%) VBScript
10 1 (0.54%) XAML
Qualifications
1 21 (11.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (5.41%) MCP
4 9 (4.86%) PhD
4 9 (4.86%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.32%) MCITP
6 7 (3.78%) A+ Certification
6 7 (3.78%) CCENT
6 7 (3.78%) MCSE
6 7 (3.78%) Network+ Certification
7 6 (3.24%) Degree
7 6 (3.24%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.24%) ISEB
7 6 (3.24%) MCSA
8 4 (2.16%) CCNA
8 4 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (2.16%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.08%) CCA
9 2 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.86%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 68 (36.76%) Active Directory
2 33 (17.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (12.97%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.86%) vSphere
4 9 (4.86%) XenApp
5 6 (3.24%) vCloud
6 3 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.08%) Firmware
8 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.54%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (11.35%) SCCM
2 9 (4.86%) WSUS
3 6 (3.24%) Puppet
4 4 (2.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.62%) SCOM
5 3 (1.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.54%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco CME
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.54%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 82 (44.32%) Microsoft
2 51 (27.57%) VMware
3 22 (11.89%) Cisco
4 21 (11.35%) Citrix
5 12 (6.49%) HP
6 7 (3.78%) Sophos
6 7 (3.78%) Symantec
7 6 (3.24%) Oracle
8 5 (2.70%) Mitel
9 4 (2.16%) Dell
9 4 (2.16%) NetApp
10 3 (1.62%) Avaya
10 3 (1.62%) Intel
10 3 (1.62%) Open-E
10 3 (1.62%) Red Box
10 3 (1.62%) Veeam
11 2 (1.08%) Bomgar
11 2 (1.08%) Kaspersky
11 2 (1.08%) Meraki
11 2 (1.08%) MKS