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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 33 33 37
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 13 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.62% 4.56% 10.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.38% 16.25% 34.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 44
Average salary £32,500 £46,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.48% +33.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
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
47 80 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 25.41% 28.07% 28.88%
Number of salaries quoted 37 61 127
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% +23.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 1 May 2016.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) MCSE
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server
3 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (73.33%) VMware
4 10 (66.67%) MCP
5 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
6 8 (53.33%) MCSA
6 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
6 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
7 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
7 7 (46.67%) VMware ESX
7 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (40.00%) MS Office
8 6 (40.00%) ITIL
8 6 (40.00%) Intel
9 5 (33.33%) Citrix
9 5 (33.33%) Terminal Services
9 5 (33.33%) vSphere
9 5 (33.33%) XenApp
9 5 (33.33%) MCITP
10 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (26.67%) VCP5
10 4 (26.67%) Presales
10 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (20.00%) IIS
4 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) SSL
2 3 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) VLAN
3 2 (13.33%) VRRP
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Field Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Server Support
2 2 (13.33%) Service Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Services Manager
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Server Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
1 13 (86.67%) Windows Server
2 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (26.67%) Presales
3 3 (20.00%) High Availability
3 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (20.00%) Server Building
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.67%) Coaching
5 1 (6.67%) Data Management
5 1 (6.67%) People Management
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) MCSE
2 10 (66.67%) MCP
3 8 (53.33%) MCSA
4 5 (33.33%) MCITP
5 4 (26.67%) VCP5
5 4 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (13.33%) CCIP
6 2 (13.33%) CCNA
6 2 (13.33%) CCNP
6 2 (13.33%) CCSP
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (13.33%) VCAP
7 1 (6.67%) CCA
7 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (6.67%) Degree
7 1 (6.67%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) VMware ESX
2 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 5 (33.33%) vSphere
3 5 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (13.33%) ISA Server
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) Intel
4 5 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 2 (13.33%) Dell
5 2 (13.33%) Draytek
5 2 (13.33%) NETGEAR
5 2 (13.33%) SonicWALL
6 1 (6.67%) IBM