Period
to 20 August 2017

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 20 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 255 373 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 14.17% 18.28% 19.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.00% 79.03% 87.36%
Number of salaries quoted 212 336 323
Essex median annual salary £37,250 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.22% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £67,500 £62,000
East of England median annual salary £39,000 £37,765 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.27% +0.71% -1.32%

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 425 472 538
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 23.61% 23.13% 21.91%
Number of salaries quoted 347 376 358
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £64,375 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 2017. 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 +1 67 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Chelmsford -7 48 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Brentwood -9 21 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Harlow -3 14 £35,000 +16.67% 1
Saffron Walden -5 9 £33,000 -17.50%
Southend-on-Sea +22 5 £28,000 -37.78% 1
Basildon -6 4 £27,000 -40.00%
Witham -8 1 - - 1
Thurrock - 1 £35,500 -
Billericay - 1 £30,000 - 4
Rochford - 1 - -
Grays - 1 £22,500 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Windows.

1 130 (50.98%) Active Directory
2 99 (38.82%) Windows Server
3 87 (34.12%) Microsoft
4 69 (27.06%) VMware
5 60 (23.53%) Office 365
6 58 (22.75%) SQL Server
7 55 (21.57%) Linux
7 55 (21.57%) Windows 10
8 52 (20.39%) Windows 7
9 50 (19.61%) C#
10 48 (18.82%) SQL
11 46 (18.04%) Microsoft Office
11 46 (18.04%) Cisco
11 46 (18.04%) Windows Server 2012
12 44 (17.25%) MS Exchange
13 43 (16.86%) TCP/IP
13 43 (16.86%) Finance
14 40 (15.69%) .NET
14 40 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
15 39 (15.29%) Visual Studio
16 37 (14.51%) Firewall
17 35 (13.73%) ITIL
17 35 (13.73%) Degree
18 34 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
19 32 (12.55%) Microsoft Azure
20 30 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
21 29 (11.37%) ASP.NET
22 28 (10.98%) IIS
22 28 (10.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 27 (10.59%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 44 (17.25%) MS Exchange
2 28 (10.98%) IIS
3 17 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.96%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.78%) CMS
8 2 (0.78%) Documentum
8 2 (0.78%) JBoss
9 1 (0.39%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.39%) Zimbra
Applications
1 46 (18.04%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 60 (23.53%) Office 365
2 32 (12.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.92%) IaaS
4 10 (3.92%) PaaS
5 3 (1.18%) GitHub
6 2 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (16.86%) TCP/IP
2 37 (14.51%) Firewall
3 26 (10.20%) DHCP
4 23 (9.02%) DNS
4 23 (9.02%) SAN
5 22 (8.63%) WAN
6 14 (5.49%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (4.31%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (4.31%) LAN
8 11 (4.31%) VPN
9 9 (3.53%) NAS
9 9 (3.53%) VoIP
10 8 (3.14%) Wireless
11 7 (2.75%) WebEx
12 6 (2.35%) SMTP
13 5 (1.96%) Frame Relay
13 5 (1.96%) Internet
13 5 (1.96%) VLAN
14 4 (1.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (22.75%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (10.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (9.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (7.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (6.27%) Hadoop
8 14 (5.49%) SQL Server 2000
8 14 (5.49%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (5.10%) MySQL
9 13 (5.10%) Relational Database
10 11 (4.31%) NoSQL
10 11 (4.31%) RDBMS
10 11 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (2.75%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.96%) DTS
13 2 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.39%) Informix
Development Applications
1 39 (15.29%) Visual Studio
2 22 (8.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (3.92%) MSI
4 9 (3.53%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.75%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.35%) Hudson
6 6 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (2.35%) Subversion
7 4 (1.57%) JUnit
8 3 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.18%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.18%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.78%) PyUnit
10 1 (0.39%) Ant
10 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.39%) Gradle
10 1 (0.39%) Maven
General
1 43 (16.86%) Finance
2 12 (4.71%) Legal
3 7 (2.75%) Law
4 6 (2.35%) Electronics
4 6 (2.35%) Marketing
5 5 (1.96%) Automotive
6 4 (1.57%) Games
6 4 (1.57%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.18%) Publishing
8 2 (0.78%) Back Office
8 2 (0.78%) Retail
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.39%) Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (16.86%) Developer
2 34 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 33 (12.94%) Analyst
4 24 (9.41%) IT Support
5 19 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (7.06%) Support Analyst
6 18 (7.06%) Windows Engineer
7 17 (6.67%) Applications Support
7 17 (6.67%) Software Engineer
8 16 (6.27%) VMware Engineer
9 15 (5.88%) IT Technician
10 14 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support
10 14 (5.49%) C# Developer
11 13 (5.10%) IT Support Technician
11 13 (5.10%) Linux Engineer
11 13 (5.10%) Support Technician
12 12 (4.71%) Server Engineer
13 11 (4.31%) DevOps Manager
13 11 (4.31%) Junior
13 11 (4.31%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.69%) .NET
2 29 (11.37%) ASP.NET
3 21 (8.24%) XML
4 17 (6.67%) XMPP
5 16 (6.27%) SOAP
5 16 (6.27%) Web Services
6 15 (5.88%) WCF
7 13 (5.10%) AngularJS
7 13 (5.10%) KnockoutJS
8 11 (4.31%) Angular 2
9 10 (3.92%) SAML
10 9 (3.53%) WPF
11 7 (2.75%) HTML
11 7 (2.75%) WinForms
12 6 (2.35%) .NET Framework
13 4 (1.57%) CGI
13 4 (1.57%) REST
14 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (1.18%) Middleware
14 3 (1.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.45%) Driving Licence
2 15 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 14 (5.49%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.31%) User Experience
5 10 (3.92%) PKI
6 9 (3.53%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.75%) iPad
7 7 (2.75%) iPhone
8 6 (2.35%) CMDB
8 6 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.35%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.57%) Animation
9 4 (1.57%) CUDA
9 4 (1.57%) Device Driver
10 3 (1.18%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.18%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.18%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 99 (38.82%) Windows Server
2 55 (21.57%) Linux
2 55 (21.57%) Windows 10
3 52 (20.39%) Windows 7
4 46 (18.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (7.84%) Android
7 17 (6.67%) Unix
8 14 (5.49%) Windows 8
9 13 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (3.92%) Apple iOS
11 8 (3.14%) Windows XP
12 7 (2.75%) Mac OS X
13 6 (2.35%) Mac OS
13 6 (2.35%) Mac OS X Server
14 5 (1.96%) Windows Vista
15 4 (1.57%) CentOS
15 4 (1.57%) VxWorks
16 3 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (13.73%) ITIL
2 34 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (8.24%) DevOps
3 21 (8.24%) Web Development
4 20 (7.84%) Software Engineering
5 19 (7.45%) MVC
6 18 (7.06%) Performance Tuning
7 17 (6.67%) IT Strategy
7 17 (6.67%) OO
7 17 (6.67%) SDLC
8 16 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (6.27%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (5.49%) Data Protection
9 14 (5.49%) Test Automation
10 13 (5.10%) Multithreading
10 13 (5.10%) Project Management
11 12 (4.71%) Configuration Management
11 12 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (4.31%) High Availability
12 11 (4.31%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (19.61%) C#
2 48 (18.82%) SQL
3 26 (10.20%) PowerShell
4 18 (7.06%) Perl
5 14 (5.49%) Python
6 13 (5.10%) C++
7 12 (4.71%) VB.NET
8 9 (3.53%) JavaScript
9 8 (3.14%) VBA
10 7 (2.75%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.35%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.35%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.96%) C
12 5 (1.96%) Java
13 4 (1.57%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.57%) MAXScript
13 4 (1.57%) Tcl
14 3 (1.18%) VB
15 2 (0.78%) Delphi
15 2 (0.78%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 35 (13.73%) Degree
2 24 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (4.71%) MCITP
4 11 (4.31%) MCTS
5 9 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.35%) CCNA
6 6 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.57%) MCP
8 4 (1.57%) MCSE
8 4 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.78%) CCIE
10 2 (0.78%) CCIE Service Provider
10 2 (0.78%) CCNP
10 2 (0.78%) CCSP
10 2 (0.78%) MCSA
11 1 (0.39%) IISP
11 1 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.45%) SLA
2 11 (4.31%) GDPR
2 11 (4.31%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 130 (50.98%) Active Directory
2 30 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (8.24%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.49%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (3.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (3.14%) XenApp
7 6 (2.35%) vSphere
8 3 (1.18%) vCloud
8 3 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.78%) Docker
9 2 (0.78%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (7.06%) SCCM
2 12 (4.71%) SCOM
3 9 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.75%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.35%) Puppet
6 5 (1.96%) Nagios
6 5 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.96%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.18%) Ansible
7 3 (1.18%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (1.18%) Nessus
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.39%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 87 (34.12%) Microsoft
2 69 (27.06%) VMware
3 46 (18.04%) Cisco
4 26 (10.20%) HP
5 20 (7.84%) Apple
6 17 (6.67%) Oracle
7 15 (5.88%) Citrix
7 15 (5.88%) Red Hat
8 14 (5.49%) Dell
9 11 (4.31%) NetApp
10 9 (3.53%) Remedy
11 8 (3.14%) Meraki
11 8 (3.14%) Veeam
12 7 (2.75%) Mitel
12 7 (2.75%) Symantec
13 5 (1.96%) 3Com
13 5 (1.96%) D-Link
13 5 (1.96%) Draytek
13 5 (1.96%) Linksys
13 5 (1.96%) NETGEAR