The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedford region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 31 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 50 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 10.04% 6.72% 3.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.01% 20.69% 8.99%
Number of salaries quoted 46 18 7
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,400 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
147 87 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 29.52% 32.46% 40.27%
Number of salaries quoted 139 82 86
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
Bedfordshire

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 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 62 (87.32%) Windows
2 61 (85.92%) DNS
3 59 (83.10%) Firewall
4 56 (78.87%) VMware
5 53 (74.65%) VPN
6 50 (70.42%) Microsoft
6 50 (70.42%) MCSE
7 48 (67.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 48 (67.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (50.70%) VMware Infrastructure
9 35 (49.30%) Windows 7
10 34 (47.89%) SharePoint
11 33 (46.48%) MCP
12 32 (45.07%) SQL Server
13 29 (40.85%) MS Office
14 28 (39.44%) IIS
14 28 (39.44%) MS Excel
14 28 (39.44%) MS Exchange
14 28 (39.44%) SSL
14 28 (39.44%) Exchange Server 2010
14 28 (39.44%) Exchange Server 2007
14 28 (39.44%) SharePoint Server
15 27 (38.03%) Cisco
15 27 (38.03%) DHCP
15 27 (38.03%) Cisco Certification
15 27 (38.03%) ITIL
16 26 (36.62%) Citrix
17 25 (35.21%) CCNA
17 25 (35.21%) SAN
17 25 (35.21%) TCP/IP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 34 (47.89%) SharePoint
2 28 (39.44%) IIS
2 28 (39.44%) MS Exchange
2 28 (39.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 28 (39.44%) Exchange Server 2007
2 28 (39.44%) SharePoint Server
3 19 (26.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 19 (26.76%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 29 (40.85%) MS Office
2 28 (39.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (85.92%) DNS
2 59 (83.10%) Firewall
3 53 (74.65%) VPN
4 28 (39.44%) SSL
5 27 (38.03%) DHCP
6 25 (35.21%) SAN
6 25 (35.21%) TCP/IP
7 22 (30.99%) Internet
8 19 (26.76%) Wi-Fi
8 19 (26.76%) LAN
8 19 (26.76%) WAN
9 18 (25.35%) HTTPS
9 18 (25.35%) HTTP
9 18 (25.35%) Network Security
10 16 (22.54%) VLAN
11 11 (15.49%) VRRP
12 6 (8.45%) NetScaler
13 5 (7.04%) IPsec
13 5 (7.04%) Kerberos
14 4 (5.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (45.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (4.23%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (32.39%) 3rd Line Support
2 22 (30.99%) Network Engineer
3 20 (28.17%) Analyst
4 19 (26.76%) PC Engineer
4 19 (26.76%) Support Analyst
4 19 (26.76%) Support Engineer
4 19 (26.76%) PC Support
4 19 (26.76%) Network Support
5 12 (16.90%) PC Support Engineer
5 12 (16.90%) Network Support Engineer
6 11 (15.49%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 10 (14.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (11.27%) Network Analyst
8 8 (11.27%) Network Support Analyst
9 7 (9.86%) Server Support
9 7 (9.86%) Administrator
9 7 (9.86%) Server Support Analyst
9 7 (9.86%) Server Engineer
9 7 (9.86%) Server Analyst
10 6 (8.45%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) .NET
2 3 (4.23%) HTML
2 3 (4.23%) Web Services
2 3 (4.23%) XML
2 3 (4.23%) WCF
2 3 (4.23%) WF
2 3 (4.23%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.76%) SecurID
1 19 (26.76%) Blackberry
2 9 (12.68%) Replication
2 9 (12.68%) Firmware
3 6 (8.45%) Mathematics
3 6 (8.45%) Fat Client
3 6 (8.45%) Thin Client
4 5 (7.04%) PKI
5 3 (4.23%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 62 (87.32%) Windows
2 48 (67.61%) Windows Server 2003
2 48 (67.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (49.30%) Windows 7
4 23 (32.39%) Windows XP
5 22 (30.99%) Windows Vista
6 19 (26.76%) Windows Phone 8
6 19 (26.76%) Windows Phone
6 19 (26.76%) Android
6 19 (26.76%) VMS
7 2 (2.82%) Linux
8 1 (1.41%) Solaris
8 1 (1.41%) UNIX
8 1 (1.41%) CentOS
8 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.03%) ITIL
2 18 (25.35%) Change Control
3 10 (14.08%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (5.63%) Server Monitoring
4 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.23%) Project Management
5 3 (4.23%) TDD
5 3 (4.23%) Pair Programming
5 3 (4.23%) Software Engineering
5 3 (4.23%) Unit Testing
6 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.41%) Data Management
7 1 (1.41%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.41%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.90%) SQL
2 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.63%) VB.NET
3 3 (4.23%) C#
3 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (70.42%) MCSE
2 33 (46.48%) MCP
3 27 (38.03%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (35.21%) CCNA
5 23 (32.39%) CCNP
6 21 (29.58%) CCIP
6 21 (29.58%) CCSP
7 20 (28.17%) MCSA
8 11 (15.49%) MCITP
9 6 (8.45%) Degree
9 6 (8.45%) CCIA
9 6 (8.45%) CCA
9 6 (8.45%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (4.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (4.23%) HP AIS
10 3 (4.23%) HP ASE
11 2 (2.82%) CCDA
11 2 (2.82%) CCDP
11 2 (2.82%) RHCE
12 1 (1.41%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (50.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (30.99%) Terminal Services
3 20 (28.17%) vSphere
4 19 (26.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 17 (23.94%) Forefront TMG
5 17 (23.94%) UAG
5 17 (23.94%) ISA Server
6 15 (21.13%) XenApp
6 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
7 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
7 6 (8.45%) XenServer
7 6 (8.45%) XenDesktop
8 5 (7.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (26.76%) McAfee ePO
1 19 (26.76%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.63%) HP SIM
2 4 (5.63%) MOM
Vendors
1 56 (78.87%) VMware
2 50 (70.42%) Microsoft
3 27 (38.03%) Cisco
4 26 (36.62%) Citrix
5 19 (26.76%) Clearswift
5 19 (26.76%) Symantec
5 19 (26.76%) McAfee
5 19 (26.76%) Lotus
6 7 (9.86%) HP
7 6 (8.45%) Wyse
8 4 (5.63%) IBM
8 4 (5.63%) CA
8 4 (5.63%) Dell
9 3 (4.23%) Oracle
10 1 (1.41%) NetApp
10 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.41%) EMC
10 1 (1.41%) Veeam
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