The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 125 110 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 38.58% 40.59% 31.10%
As % of the Vendors category 65.79% 56.12% 59.63%
Number of salaries quoted 115 105 64
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Vendors Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
190 196 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 58.64% 72.32% 52.15%
Number of salaries quoted 175 189 104
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bedford region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Bedford

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Microsoft 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.

1 151 (63.45%) .NET
2 126 (52.94%) C#
3 124 (52.10%) SQL Server
3 124 (52.10%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (44.96%) Scrum
5 106 (44.54%) ASP.NET
6 104 (43.70%) MS Excel
7 95 (39.92%) Windows
8 89 (37.39%) SQL
9 81 (34.03%) WCF
10 79 (33.19%) TDD
11 77 (32.35%) T-SQL
12 71 (29.83%) MVC
13 68 (28.57%) WPF
14 63 (26.47%) Team Foundation Server
15 54 (22.69%) SharePoint
15 54 (22.69%) Software Engineering
15 54 (22.69%) .NET Framework
16 53 (22.27%) Silverlight
17 49 (20.59%) Visual Studio
17 49 (20.59%) SQL Server 2008
18 44 (18.49%) JavaScript
18 44 (18.49%) ASP.NET MVC
19 43 (18.07%) WinForms
20 40 (16.81%) Multithreading
21 38 (15.97%) HTML
21 38 (15.97%) Subversion
22 37 (15.55%) CSS
23 34 (14.29%) Project Management
23 34 (14.29%) Relational Database

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 54 (22.69%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.30%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
3 14 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (4.20%) IIS
5 9 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.94%) IBM Notes
6 7 (2.94%) Lotus Domino
7 5 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.10%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.68%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 3 (1.26%) Lync
9 3 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (0.84%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 104 (43.70%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.46%) MS Office
3 4 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.26%) Fireworks
4 3 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.26%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.26%) Office 365
3 2 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.24%) DNS
2 21 (8.82%) HTTP
3 19 (7.98%) TCP/IP
3 19 (7.98%) Firewall
4 15 (6.30%) VPN
5 14 (5.88%) Network Security
6 12 (5.04%) LAN
7 11 (4.62%) WAN
8 9 (3.78%) HTTPS
8 9 (3.78%) SSL
9 7 (2.94%) SAN
9 7 (2.94%) Internet
9 7 (2.94%) VoIP
10 6 (2.52%) DHCP
11 5 (2.10%) Kerberos
11 5 (2.10%) VLAN
11 5 (2.10%) IPsec
11 5 (2.10%) LDAP
12 2 (0.84%) Wireshark
12 2 (0.84%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (52.10%) SQL Server
2 49 (20.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 19 (7.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (6.72%) Crystal Reports
7 15 (6.30%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (6.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (4.20%) Oracle Database
8 10 (4.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (4.20%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 63 (26.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 49 (20.59%) Visual Studio
3 38 (15.97%) Subversion
4 31 (13.03%) NUnit
5 29 (12.18%) MSTest
6 27 (11.34%) Moq
7 14 (5.88%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 102 (42.86%) Developer
2 51 (21.43%) Architect
3 46 (19.33%) Senior Developer
4 36 (15.13%) C# Developer
5 32 (13.45%) .NET Developer
6 27 (11.34%) Analyst
7 26 (10.92%) Technical Architect
8 25 (10.50%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (8.40%) Lead Developer
10 19 (7.98%) Business Analyst
10 19 (7.98%) Senior C# Developer
11 17 (7.14%) Lead Architect
12 15 (6.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 14 (5.88%) Technical Leader
14 13 (5.46%) Technical Developer
15 12 (5.04%) Senior .NET Developer
16 11 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
17 10 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
17 10 (4.20%) Team Leader
18 9 (3.78%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (63.45%) .NET
2 106 (44.54%) ASP.NET
3 81 (34.03%) WCF
4 68 (28.57%) WPF
5 54 (22.69%) .NET Framework
6 53 (22.27%) Silverlight
7 44 (18.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 43 (18.07%) WinForms
9 38 (15.97%) HTML
10 37 (15.55%) CSS
11 30 (12.61%) LINQ
11 30 (12.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 27 (11.34%) Web Services
13 22 (9.24%) XML
14 16 (6.72%) ADO.NET
14 16 (6.72%) jQuery
14 16 (6.72%) WF
15 14 (5.88%) Middleware
15 14 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 13 (5.46%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.18%) User Experience
2 22 (9.24%) N-Tier
3 11 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.78%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (2.10%) PKI
6 5 (2.10%) Replication
7 4 (1.68%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.84%) Clustering
8 2 (0.84%) Firmware
9 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 95 (39.92%) Windows
2 24 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (7.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (2.94%) Windows Vista
4 7 (2.94%) Windows 7
4 7 (2.94%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.26%) UNIX
5 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.42%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (52.10%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (44.96%) Scrum
3 79 (33.19%) TDD
4 71 (29.83%) MVC
5 54 (22.69%) Software Engineering
6 40 (16.81%) Multithreading
7 34 (14.29%) Project Management
8 31 (13.03%) Configuration Management
9 29 (12.18%) OO
10 28 (11.76%) Kanban
11 27 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (11.34%) User Stories
12 26 (10.92%) OOD
12 26 (10.92%) Business Analysis
13 24 (10.08%) UML
14 22 (9.24%) Root Cause Analysis
15 19 (7.98%) BPMN
15 19 (7.98%) Use Case
15 19 (7.98%) DSDM
16 17 (7.14%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (52.94%) C#
2 89 (37.39%) SQL
3 77 (32.35%) T-SQL
4 44 (18.49%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.94%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.10%) Java
8 3 (1.26%) C
8 3 (1.26%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 23 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (8.82%) ISEB
3 19 (7.98%) MCSE
3 19 (7.98%) CBAP
4 16 (6.72%) Degree
5 11 (4.62%) MCITP
5 11 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.20%) CCNP
7 9 (3.78%) MCP
8 7 (2.94%) CCIP
8 7 (2.94%) CCNA
8 7 (2.94%) CCSP
9 6 (2.52%) MCTS
10 4 (1.68%) MCSA
11 3 (1.26%) CCDP
11 3 (1.26%) CCSA
11 3 (1.26%) VCDX
11 3 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.26%) NCDA
11 3 (1.26%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.68%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.26%) SLA
2 3 (1.26%) QA
System Software
1 23 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.30%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.78%) Terminal Services
3 9 (3.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (3.36%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.94%) ISA Server
5 7 (2.94%) Forefront TMG
5 7 (2.94%) UAG
6 5 (2.10%) NFS
7 4 (1.68%) vSphere
8 1 (0.42%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 18 (7.56%) MOM
2 5 (2.10%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 31 (13.03%) Oracle
2 25 (10.50%) VMware
3 17 (7.14%) Cisco
4 10 (4.20%) IBM
4 10 (4.20%) HP
4 10 (4.20%) Citrix
5 8 (3.36%) Capita
6 7 (2.94%) Lotus
7 5 (2.10%) McAfee
7 5 (2.10%) CA
7 5 (2.10%) Dell
7 5 (2.10%) Nintex
8 4 (1.68%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.68%) Apple
8 4 (1.68%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.26%) Veeam
9 3 (1.26%) NetApp
10 1 (0.42%) SAP
10 1 (0.42%) Symantec
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