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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 28 21 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +23
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 35 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 9.61% 13.01% 2.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.00% 37.23% 14.81%
Number of salaries quoted 23 33 6
Average salary £55,000 £33,500 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+64.17% -20.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £25,000 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%
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
108 94 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 38.43% 34.94% 18.62%
Number of salaries quoted 85 74 52
Average salary £45,500 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £25,000 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 July 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 35 (87.50%) MCSE
1 35 (87.50%) Windows
2 34 (85.00%) Microsoft
3 32 (80.00%) VMware
4 30 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 30 (75.00%) Intel
5 29 (72.50%) VMware ESX
6 28 (70.00%) MCSA
7 26 (65.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (62.50%) vSphere
8 25 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (62.50%) SQL Server
8 25 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (60.00%) Citrix
9 24 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (57.50%) XenApp
10 23 (57.50%) MCP
10 23 (57.50%) MS Exchange
11 22 (55.00%) ITIL
11 22 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 22 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2007
11 22 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 22 (55.00%) VCP5
12 20 (50.00%) Server Building
13 19 (47.50%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (30.00%) MS Excel
15 10 (25.00%) Network Security
16 9 (22.50%) MS Office
17 5 (12.50%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 23 (57.50%) MS Exchange
2 22 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 22 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 22 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (22.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) Network Security
2 5 (12.50%) Firewall
2 5 (12.50%) DHCP
2 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (2.50%) Intranet
3 1 (2.50%) SSL
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
3 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (62.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Consultant
2 10 (25.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 9 (22.50%) Team Leader
4 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) AWS Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Systems Support
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.50%) Field Service Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.50%) Field Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (87.50%) Windows
2 26 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) ITIL
2 20 (50.00%) Server Building
3 19 (47.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (12.50%) ERP
5 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.50%) Time Management
6 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.00%) Change Management
6 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.50%) Coaching
7 1 (2.50%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (87.50%) MCSE
2 28 (70.00%) MCSA
3 26 (65.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 23 (57.50%) MCP
5 22 (55.00%) VCP5
6 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (12.50%) CCNA
7 2 (5.00%) VCP4
7 2 (5.00%) VCAP
7 2 (5.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 29 (72.50%) VMware ESX
3 25 (62.50%) vSphere
4 24 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (57.50%) XenApp
6 2 (5.00%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) SCCM
1 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (80.00%) VMware
3 30 (75.00%) Intel
4 24 (60.00%) Citrix
5 5 (12.50%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.50%) Draytek
6 1 (2.50%) NETGEAR