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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 37 17
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 26 11 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 8.33% 3.89% 12.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.00% 17.19% 28.42%
Number of salaries quoted 24 8 27
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,500 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
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
100 64 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 32.05% 22.61% 45.67%
Number of salaries quoted 85 60 92
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,500 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 17 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 61 (92.42%) Windows
1 61 (92.42%) MCSE
2 60 (90.91%) VMware
3 55 (83.33%) DNS
4 53 (80.30%) Firewall
4 53 (80.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (74.24%) VPN
5 49 (74.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (65.15%) SAN
7 39 (59.09%) WAN
7 39 (59.09%) DHCP
8 38 (57.58%) LAN
8 38 (57.58%) Citrix
9 37 (56.06%) Lotus Domino
9 37 (56.06%) Lotus
9 37 (56.06%) McAfee
9 37 (56.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 37 (56.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 37 (56.06%) Android
9 37 (56.06%) Windows Phone 8
9 37 (56.06%) Windows Phone
10 36 (54.55%) vSphere
11 35 (53.03%) Symantec
12 34 (51.52%) VMS
12 34 (51.52%) Blackberry
12 34 (51.52%) Clearswift
12 34 (51.52%) Wi-Fi
12 34 (51.52%) Backup Exec
12 34 (51.52%) SecurID
12 34 (51.52%) McAfee ePO

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 37 (56.06%) Lotus Domino
1 37 (56.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 17 (25.76%) MS Exchange
3 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
4 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (18.18%) IIS
6 11 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (4.55%) IBM Notes
7 3 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 30 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 26 (39.39%) MS Office
3 3 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Office 365
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (83.33%) DNS
2 53 (80.30%) Firewall
3 49 (74.24%) VPN
4 43 (65.15%) SAN
5 39 (59.09%) WAN
5 39 (59.09%) DHCP
6 38 (57.58%) LAN
7 34 (51.52%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (27.27%) TCP/IP
9 11 (16.67%) HTTP
9 11 (16.67%) HTTPS
9 11 (16.67%) SSL
9 11 (16.67%) Network Security
10 10 (15.15%) Internet
11 6 (9.09%) IPsec
11 6 (9.09%) VLAN
11 6 (9.09%) Kerberos
12 5 (7.58%) LDAP
13 3 (4.55%) VoIP
14 2 (3.03%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) NUnit
General
1 5 (7.58%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (53.03%) Network Support
2 30 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 30 (45.45%) 3rd Line Support
3 24 (36.36%) PC Support
3 24 (36.36%) PC Engineer
4 17 (25.76%) Network Analyst
4 17 (25.76%) Analyst
4 17 (25.76%) Support Analyst
4 17 (25.76%) Network Support Analyst
5 16 (24.24%) Support Engineer
6 14 (21.21%) Network Support Engineer
7 13 (19.70%) PC Support Engineer
8 11 (16.67%) Server Support Analyst
8 11 (16.67%) Server Engineer
8 11 (16.67%) Server Analyst
8 11 (16.67%) Server Support
8 11 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 9 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (10.61%) Administrator
11 6 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) WCF
2 2 (3.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (51.52%) Blackberry
1 34 (51.52%) SecurID
2 6 (9.09%) PKI
3 5 (7.58%) Replication
4 2 (3.03%) Firmware
5 1 (1.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 61 (92.42%) Windows
2 53 (80.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (74.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (56.06%) Android
4 37 (56.06%) Windows Phone 8
4 37 (56.06%) Windows Phone
5 34 (51.52%) VMS
6 28 (42.42%) Windows 7
7 9 (13.64%) Windows Vista
7 9 (13.64%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.61%) ITIL
2 5 (7.58%) Server Monitoring
3 4 (6.06%) Incident Management
3 4 (6.06%) Change Control
4 3 (4.55%) Migration
4 3 (4.55%) Business Continuity
4 3 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.03%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.03%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.03%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.03%) Unit Testing
6 1 (1.52%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.52%) Project Management
6 1 (1.52%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) VB.NET
1 5 (7.58%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.06%) SQL
3 2 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 61 (92.42%) MCSE
2 13 (19.70%) MCP
2 13 (19.70%) MCITP
3 10 (15.15%) CCNA
3 10 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (13.64%) CCSP
4 9 (13.64%) CCNP
4 9 (13.64%) CCIP
5 8 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (10.61%) MCSA
7 6 (9.09%) MCTS
8 3 (4.55%) VCDX
8 3 (4.55%) NCDA
8 3 (4.55%) NCIE
8 3 (4.55%) VCAP
8 3 (4.55%) VTSP
8 3 (4.55%) CCA
8 3 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (3.03%) MCAD
9 2 (3.03%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (56.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 36 (54.55%) vSphere
3 26 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (27.27%) XenApp
5 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
6 11 (16.67%) Terminal Services
7 9 (13.64%) Hyper-V
8 8 (12.12%) ISA Server
8 8 (12.12%) Forefront TMG
8 8 (12.12%) UAG
9 6 (9.09%) NFS
10 3 (4.55%) VMware ESX
11 1 (1.52%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 34 (51.52%) Backup Exec
1 34 (51.52%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (7.58%) HP SIM
2 5 (7.58%) MOM
3 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 60 (90.91%) VMware
2 38 (57.58%) Citrix
3 37 (56.06%) Lotus
3 37 (56.06%) McAfee
4 35 (53.03%) Symantec
5 34 (51.52%) Clearswift
6 25 (37.88%) Microsoft
7 14 (21.21%) Cisco
8 9 (13.64%) HP
9 6 (9.09%) Dell
10 5 (7.58%) IBM
10 5 (7.58%) CA
11 3 (4.55%) NetApp
11 3 (4.55%) Veeam
12 2 (3.03%) Intel
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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