The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 32 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 37 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 5.82% 9.61% 8.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.32% 35.58% 26.88%
Number of salaries quoted 15 33 24
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,100 £55,000 £39,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.73% -2.66%
Microsoft Certification
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Qualifications Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
88 104 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 30.14% 27.01% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 71 94 90
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bedford region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 16 (84.21%) MCSE
2 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
3 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
4 11 (57.89%) ITIL
4 11 (57.89%) MS Exchange
4 11 (57.89%) Citrix
4 11 (57.89%) VMware
4 11 (57.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (57.89%) XenApp
5 10 (52.63%) Intel
6 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
6 9 (47.37%) VMware ESX
6 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (47.37%) vSphere
6 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (42.11%) MCP
7 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
8 7 (36.84%) VCP5
9 6 (31.58%) MCSA
10 5 (26.32%) ERP
10 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (26.32%) Firewall
10 5 (26.32%) Linux
10 5 (26.32%) SAP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (57.89%) MS Exchange
2 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (21.05%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Support Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) LINQ
1 1 (5.26%) jQuery
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.26%) HTML5
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) ERP
2 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) MVC
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) TDD
4 1 (5.26%) Refactoring
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) OOD
4 1 (5.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) VB
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) MCSE
2 11 (57.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (42.11%) MCP
4 7 (36.84%) VCP5
5 6 (31.58%) MCSA
6 5 (26.32%) CCNA
6 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (5.26%) MCTS
7 1 (5.26%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) XenApp
2 9 (47.37%) vSphere
2 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 9 (47.37%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.26%) Xen
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) Citrix
2 11 (57.89%) VMware
3 10 (52.63%) Intel
4 5 (26.32%) SAP
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