Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 222 309 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 14.95% 15.89% 17.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.10% 63.06% 74.19%
Number of salaries quoted 197 263 303
Essex median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +17.65% -17.07%
10th Percentile £21,500 £24,500 £20,100
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -6.25%

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 326 490 492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 21.95% 25.19% 23.12%
Number of salaries quoted 278 390 366
Essex median annual salary £40,625 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.41% +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £57,500 £60,000
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 25 May 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 25 May 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 46 £35,000 -26.32% 12
Chelmsford +7 44 £38,500 +18.46% 6
Brentwood +9 11 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Basildon -5 9 £37,500 +36.36% 7
Southend-on-Sea -9 9 £52,500 +87.50% 5
Wickford - 4 £42,500 -
Loughton - 4 £35,000 - 3
Billericay - 3 £40,000 - 2
Waltham Abbey - 3 £37,500 -
Canvey Island - 2 £27,000 - 2
Maldon - 2 £28,500 -
Grays - 1 £42,500 - 2
Harwich - 1 - -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 98 (44.14%) Microsoft
2 87 (39.19%) Windows Server
3 83 (37.39%) Active Directory
4 68 (30.63%) Office 365
5 54 (24.32%) Windows 10
6 53 (23.87%) VMware
7 52 (23.42%) Linux
8 50 (22.52%) Windows 7
9 47 (21.17%) Microsoft Office
9 47 (21.17%) SQL Server
10 44 (19.82%) ITIL
11 43 (19.37%) SQL
12 41 (18.47%) C#
12 41 (18.47%) Finance
13 39 (17.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 38 (17.12%) Hyper-V
15 36 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
16 31 (13.96%) TCP/IP
17 27 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
17 27 (12.16%) vSphere
17 27 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
18 26 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
19 24 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
19 24 (10.81%) C
20 23 (10.36%) DNS
20 23 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
21 22 (9.91%) MS Exchange
21 22 (9.91%) Firewall
21 22 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
22 21 (9.46%) Python

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 22 (9.91%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.41%) IIS
3 10 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.90%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.90%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (0.90%) Zimbra
9 1 (0.45%) Apache
9 1 (0.45%) Confluence
9 1 (0.45%) JBoss
9 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 47 (21.17%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 68 (30.63%) Office 365
2 36 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (4.95%) Mimecast
5 6 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (2.25%) IaaS
7 3 (1.35%) PaaS
8 2 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.45%) SaaS
9 1 (0.45%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 31 (13.96%) TCP/IP
2 23 (10.36%) DNS
3 22 (9.91%) Firewall
4 19 (8.56%) SAN
5 15 (6.76%) LAN
5 15 (6.76%) NAS
5 15 (6.76%) VPN
5 15 (6.76%) WAN
6 13 (5.86%) VLAN
7 9 (4.05%) DHCP
8 8 (3.60%) VoIP
9 6 (2.70%) Internet
10 5 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (2.25%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.35%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.35%) Network Security
11 3 (1.35%) SMS
11 3 (1.35%) SSL
11 3 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (21.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (3.60%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (3.15%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.25%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.25%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.35%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.35%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.90%) GIS
10 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (4.95%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.60%) Visual Studio
3 7 (3.15%) Selenium
4 5 (2.25%) JIRA
5 4 (1.80%) SpecFlow
5 4 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.45%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.45%) FishEye
6 1 (0.45%) MSTest
6 1 (0.45%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.45%) Redmine
6 1 (0.45%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.45%) Toad
6 1 (0.45%) Trac
General
1 41 (18.47%) Finance
2 8 (3.60%) Marketing
3 6 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.80%) Retail
5 2 (0.90%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.45%) Electronics
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Local Government
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (16.67%) Developer
2 31 (13.96%) Analyst
2 31 (13.96%) Support Engineer
3 27 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (10.36%) IT Engineer
5 22 (9.91%) Desktop Support
6 19 (8.56%) IT Support
7 18 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
8 16 (7.21%) .NET Developer
9 15 (6.76%) Senior IT Engineer
10 14 (6.31%) Senior Desktop Engineer
11 13 (5.86%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (5.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 12 (5.41%) Data Scientist
13 11 (4.95%) Coordinator
14 10 (4.50%) IT Support Engineer
14 10 (4.50%) Senior Data Scientist
14 10 (4.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (4.50%) Support Analyst
15 9 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.01%) .NET
2 16 (7.21%) ASP.NET
3 14 (6.31%) Natural Language Processing
4 10 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (4.05%) RESTful
5 9 (4.05%) WPF
6 8 (3.60%) .NET Framework
6 8 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (3.60%) Entity Framework
7 7 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 7 (3.15%) Code First Entity Framework
7 7 (3.15%) Node.js
7 7 (3.15%) WCF
7 7 (3.15%) WinForms
7 7 (3.15%) XML
8 5 (2.25%) Web Services
9 4 (1.80%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.35%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.35%) CSS
10 3 (1.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.60%) Computer Science
2 8 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.25%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.80%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.80%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.90%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (0.90%) User Experience
7 1 (0.45%) APACS
7 1 (0.45%) BYOD
7 1 (0.45%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.45%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.45%) EFT
7 1 (0.45%) EFTPOS
7 1 (0.45%) EMV
7 1 (0.45%) EPoS
7 1 (0.45%) NHS
7 1 (0.45%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.45%) STB
Operating Systems
1 87 (39.19%) Windows Server
2 54 (24.32%) Windows 10
3 52 (23.42%) Linux
4 50 (22.52%) Windows 7
5 39 (17.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (7.66%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.25%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.90%) Android
10 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.90%) Unix
11 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.45%) CentOS
11 1 (0.45%) SUSE
11 1 (0.45%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.82%) ITIL
2 27 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (6.31%) Analytics
4 14 (6.31%) Data Science
4 14 (6.31%) Deep Learning
4 14 (6.31%) Machine Learning
4 14 (6.31%) Open Source
5 13 (5.86%) Service Delivery
6 12 (5.41%) Computational Linguistics
6 12 (5.41%) TDD
7 11 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (4.95%) Computer Vision
7 11 (4.95%) SDLC
7 11 (4.95%) Sentiment Analysis
8 10 (4.50%) Collaborative Working
8 10 (4.50%) Data Analytics
8 10 (4.50%) MVC
8 10 (4.50%) Patch Management
8 10 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (19.37%) SQL
2 41 (18.47%) C#
3 24 (10.81%) C
4 21 (9.46%) Java
4 21 (9.46%) Python
5 19 (8.56%) C++
6 14 (6.31%) MATLAB
6 14 (6.31%) R
7 7 (3.15%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.15%) Ruby
8 6 (2.70%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.25%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.25%) VB
10 4 (1.80%) Delphi
11 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.90%) XAML
12 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.86%) Degree
4 12 (5.41%) PhD
5 11 (4.95%) DV Cleared
6 10 (4.50%) MCSA
7 9 (4.05%) MCITP
7 9 (4.05%) MCSE
8 6 (2.70%) ISEB
8 6 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.70%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.80%) MCP
10 3 (1.35%) CCNA
10 3 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.45%) CCENT
12 1 (0.45%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.70%) SLA
2 3 (1.35%) GDPR
3 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 83 (37.39%) Active Directory
2 38 (17.12%) Hyper-V
3 27 (12.16%) vSphere
4 24 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (6.76%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (4.95%) XenApp
7 4 (1.80%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.90%) Firmware
8 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.45%) vCloud
9 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (6.76%) SCCM
2 10 (4.50%) WSUS
3 4 (1.80%) ThinApp
4 3 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.90%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 98 (44.14%) Microsoft
2 53 (23.87%) VMware
3 16 (7.21%) Cisco
3 16 (7.21%) Citrix
4 14 (6.31%) Draytek
4 14 (6.31%) SonicWALL
5 12 (5.41%) HP
6 10 (4.50%) Apple
7 9 (4.05%) Oracle
7 9 (4.05%) Symantec
8 5 (2.25%) Sophos
9 4 (1.80%) Dell
9 4 (1.80%) Meraki
9 4 (1.80%) Veeam
10 3 (1.35%) Open-E
10 3 (1.35%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.90%) Cadence
11 2 (0.90%) Fujitsu
11 2 (0.90%) NetApp
11 2 (0.90%) WatchGuard