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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 24 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 33 9 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 11.58% 3.18% 5.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.67% 15.52% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 31 6 12
Average salary £33,500 £42,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.71% +12.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £33,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
101 58 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 35.44% 20.49% 45.59%
Number of salaries quoted 81 55 90
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £34,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 1 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 75 (94.94%) Windows
2 70 (88.61%) DNS
3 69 (87.34%) VMware
4 68 (86.08%) Firewall
5 67 (84.81%) MCSE
5 67 (84.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 64 (81.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 63 (79.75%) VPN
8 48 (60.76%) SAN
9 47 (59.49%) DHCP
10 45 (56.96%) Citrix
11 42 (53.16%) WAN
12 41 (51.90%) LAN
13 40 (50.63%) Lotus Domino
13 40 (50.63%) Lotus
13 40 (50.63%) McAfee
13 40 (50.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 40 (50.63%) Android
13 40 (50.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 40 (50.63%) Windows 7
13 40 (50.63%) Windows Phone 8
13 40 (50.63%) Windows Phone
14 39 (49.37%) vSphere
15 38 (48.10%) Symantec
16 37 (46.84%) Blackberry
16 37 (46.84%) VMS
16 37 (46.84%) SecurID
16 37 (46.84%) Clearswift
16 37 (46.84%) Wi-Fi
16 37 (46.84%) Backup Exec

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 40 (50.63%) Lotus Domino
1 40 (50.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 24 (30.38%) SharePoint
3 23 (29.11%) IIS
3 23 (29.11%) MS Exchange
4 20 (25.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (25.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (22.78%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.80%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.53%) Lync
Applications
1 35 (44.30%) MS Excel
2 31 (39.24%) MS Office
3 4 (5.06%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) SaaS
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 70 (88.61%) DNS
2 68 (86.08%) Firewall
3 63 (79.75%) VPN
4 48 (60.76%) SAN
5 47 (59.49%) DHCP
6 42 (53.16%) WAN
7 41 (51.90%) LAN
8 37 (46.84%) Wi-Fi
9 25 (31.65%) TCP/IP
10 22 (27.85%) SSL
11 18 (22.78%) Internet
12 17 (21.52%) HTTPS
12 17 (21.52%) HTTP
12 17 (21.52%) Network Security
13 12 (15.19%) VLAN
14 6 (7.59%) Kerberos
14 6 (7.59%) VRRP
14 6 (7.59%) IPsec
15 5 (6.33%) LDAP
16 4 (5.06%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) NUnit
General
1 5 (6.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (50.63%) 3rd Line Support
2 38 (48.10%) Network Engineer
2 38 (48.10%) Network Support
3 33 (41.77%) PC Support
3 33 (41.77%) PC Engineer
4 28 (35.44%) Support Engineer
5 21 (26.58%) Network Support Engineer
6 20 (25.32%) PC Support Engineer
7 19 (24.05%) Analyst
8 18 (22.78%) Support Analyst
9 14 (17.72%) Network Analyst
9 14 (17.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (17.72%) Network Support Analyst
9 14 (17.72%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 13 (16.46%) Server Support
10 13 (16.46%) Server Support Analyst
10 13 (16.46%) Server Engineer
10 13 (16.46%) Server Analyst
11 12 (15.19%) Administrator
12 7 (8.86%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.86%) .NET
2 2 (2.53%) WCF
2 2 (2.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (46.84%) Blackberry
1 37 (46.84%) SecurID
2 8 (10.13%) Replication
3 6 (7.59%) Firmware
3 6 (7.59%) PKI
4 4 (5.06%) Mathematics
4 4 (5.06%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.06%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 75 (94.94%) Windows
2 67 (84.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (81.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (50.63%) Android
4 40 (50.63%) Windows 7
4 40 (50.63%) Windows Phone 8
4 40 (50.63%) Windows Phone
5 37 (46.84%) VMS
6 18 (22.78%) Windows XP
7 17 (21.52%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) ITIL
2 12 (15.19%) Change Control
3 5 (6.33%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (3.80%) Incident Management
4 3 (3.80%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (3.80%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (2.53%) Unit Testing
5 2 (2.53%) Business Continuity
5 2 (2.53%) Migration
5 2 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.27%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.27%) Data Management
6 1 (1.27%) Project Management
6 1 (1.27%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.27%) Process Improvement
6 1 (1.27%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.86%) SQL
2 5 (6.33%) VB.NET
2 5 (6.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 67 (84.81%) MCSE
2 23 (29.11%) MCP
3 15 (18.99%) MCITP
3 15 (18.99%) CCNA
3 15 (18.99%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (17.72%) CCSP
4 14 (17.72%) CCNP
4 14 (17.72%) CCIP
5 10 (12.66%) MCSA
6 7 (8.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (8.86%) CCA
6 7 (8.86%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (5.06%) CCIA
7 4 (5.06%) MCTS
8 2 (2.53%) VCP5
8 2 (2.53%) VCAP
8 2 (2.53%) VTSP
8 2 (2.53%) VCDX
8 2 (2.53%) NCDA
8 2 (2.53%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (50.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 39 (49.37%) vSphere
3 32 (40.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (29.11%) XenApp
5 18 (22.78%) Active Directory
5 18 (22.78%) Terminal Services
6 13 (16.46%) Forefront TMG
6 13 (16.46%) UAG
6 13 (16.46%) ISA Server
7 8 (10.13%) Hyper-V
8 6 (7.59%) NFS
9 4 (5.06%) XenServer
9 4 (5.06%) XenDesktop
10 3 (3.80%) VMware ESX
11 1 (1.27%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 37 (46.84%) Backup Exec
1 37 (46.84%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (6.33%) MOM
2 5 (6.33%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 69 (87.34%) VMware
2 45 (56.96%) Citrix
3 40 (50.63%) Lotus
3 40 (50.63%) McAfee
4 38 (48.10%) Symantec
5 37 (46.84%) Clearswift
6 35 (44.30%) Microsoft
7 18 (22.78%) Cisco
8 8 (10.13%) HP
9 6 (7.59%) Dell
10 5 (6.33%) CA
10 5 (6.33%) IBM
11 4 (5.06%) Wyse
12 2 (2.53%) Veeam
12 2 (2.53%) NetApp
12 2 (2.53%) Intel
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