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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 84 98 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 28.97% 35.13% 37.59%
As % of the Vendors category 57.93% 65.33% 51.21%
Number of salaries quoted 72 82 102
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,350 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
145 150 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 50.00% 53.76% 73.40%
Number of salaries quoted 122 131 200
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -19.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £59,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 89 (58.17%) MS Excel
2 69 (45.10%) .NET
3 66 (43.14%) SQL Server
4 65 (42.48%) Windows
5 57 (37.25%) C#
6 55 (35.95%) ASP.NET
7 53 (34.64%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (32.03%) VMware
9 43 (28.10%) Scrum
10 42 (27.45%) HTML
10 42 (27.45%) Active Directory
10 42 (27.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 40 (26.14%) JavaScript
11 40 (26.14%) CSS
12 38 (24.84%) MVC
12 38 (24.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 38 (24.84%) Data Centre
13 36 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 35 (22.88%) Microsoft Certification
15 34 (22.22%) vSphere
16 33 (21.57%) Intel
17 32 (20.92%) Windows Server 2008
18 31 (20.26%) MCSE
18 31 (20.26%) SQL
19 30 (19.61%) MS Exchange
19 30 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
19 30 (19.61%) VMware ESX
20 29 (18.95%) Cisco
21 28 (18.30%) MCSA
21 28 (18.30%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 30 (19.61%) MS Exchange
2 28 (18.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (16.34%) Exchange Server 2003
4 23 (15.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (8.50%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.96%) Node.js
7 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.31%) IIS
Applications
1 89 (58.17%) MS Excel
2 18 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 18 (11.76%) MS Office
3 2 (1.31%) MS Project
3 2 (1.31%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.96%) Office 365
4 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.65%) Network Security
2 23 (15.03%) WAN
3 21 (13.73%) LAN
3 21 (13.73%) TCP/IP
4 19 (12.42%) Firewall
5 16 (10.46%) OSPF
5 16 (10.46%) BGP
6 15 (9.80%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (9.80%) Spanning Tree
7 11 (7.19%) tcpdump
7 11 (7.19%) Wireshark
8 9 (5.88%) SAN
9 8 (5.23%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (3.27%) DNS
10 5 (3.27%) DHCP
11 2 (1.31%) HTTP
11 2 (1.31%) SMTP
11 2 (1.31%) SSL
11 2 (1.31%) Intranet
11 2 (1.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (43.14%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (8.50%) Relational Database
4 10 (6.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.96%) FileMaker
6 3 (1.96%) MS Access
6 3 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 28 (18.30%) Visual Studio
2 14 (9.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (6.54%) Moq
4 9 (5.88%) Rhino Mocks
5 6 (3.92%) Subversion
6 3 (1.96%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.31%) NUnit
7 2 (1.31%) MSTest
7 2 (1.31%) Selenium
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (6.54%) Marketing
2 4 (2.61%) Finance
3 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.65%) Billing
3 1 (0.65%) Local Government
3 1 (0.65%) Back Office
3 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (22.88%) Developer
1 35 (22.88%) Consultant
2 23 (15.03%) Architect
3 21 (13.73%) .NET Developer
4 18 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 16 (10.46%) Analyst
5 16 (10.46%) C# Developer
5 16 (10.46%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (9.80%) Network Consultant
7 12 (7.84%) Development Manager
7 12 (7.84%) Security Consultant
7 12 (7.84%) Network Security Consultant
7 12 (7.84%) Lead Architect
7 12 (7.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 11 (7.19%) Team Leader
9 10 (6.54%) ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (6.54%) Virtualisation Consultant
10 9 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
10 9 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (5.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (45.10%) .NET
2 55 (35.95%) ASP.NET
3 42 (27.45%) HTML
4 40 (26.14%) CSS
5 38 (24.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (15.69%) jQuery
7 23 (15.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 23 (15.03%) Web Services
7 23 (15.03%) WCF
8 21 (13.73%) .NET Framework
9 17 (11.11%) Entity Framework
10 16 (10.46%) Silverlight
10 16 (10.46%) AngularJS
11 15 (9.80%) LINQ
11 15 (9.80%) Ajax
12 13 (8.50%) WinForms
12 13 (8.50%) WPF
13 12 (7.84%) ADO.NET
13 12 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (7.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 38 (24.84%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.50%) N-Tier
3 7 (4.58%) Replication
3 7 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.96%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.31%) Wiki
7 2 (1.31%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.65%) Statistics
8 1 (0.65%) Photography
8 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.65%) GIS
8 1 (0.65%) iSeries
8 1 (0.65%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 65 (42.48%) Windows
2 32 (20.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.96%) UNIX
6 2 (1.31%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.31%) Linux
6 2 (1.31%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.65%) OS/400
7 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (34.64%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (28.10%) Scrum
3 42 (27.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 38 (24.84%) MVC
5 28 (18.30%) TDD
6 26 (16.99%) ITIL
7 21 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (13.73%) Software Engineering
7 21 (13.73%) Server Building
8 19 (12.42%) OO
9 17 (11.11%) Load Balancing
9 17 (11.11%) Coaching
10 16 (10.46%) Mentoring
10 16 (10.46%) Performance Management
10 16 (10.46%) OOD
10 16 (10.46%) Project Management
11 15 (9.80%) Network Management
11 15 (9.80%) Multithreading
12 12 (7.84%) Time Management
12 12 (7.84%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 57 (37.25%) C#
2 40 (26.14%) JavaScript
3 31 (20.26%) SQL
4 12 (7.84%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.96%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.31%) VB
7 1 (0.65%) C++
7 1 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (22.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (20.26%) MCSE
3 28 (18.30%) MCSA
4 27 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 24 (15.69%) MCP
6 23 (15.03%) VCP5
7 22 (14.38%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (14.38%) CCNP
8 17 (11.11%) CCDP
9 16 (10.46%) CCSA
10 15 (9.80%) CCSE
11 13 (8.50%) Check Point Certification
12 9 (5.88%) CCNA
13 6 (3.92%) Degree
14 2 (1.31%) VCP4
14 2 (1.31%) VCAP
14 2 (1.31%) MCTS
14 2 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.65%) CIPD
15 1 (0.65%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.58%) SLA
2 3 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 42 (27.45%) Active Directory
2 36 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (22.22%) vSphere
4 30 (19.61%) VMware ESX
5 27 (17.65%) XenApp
6 2 (1.31%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (5.88%) MOM
2 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 49 (32.03%) VMware
2 33 (21.57%) Intel
3 29 (18.95%) Cisco
4 28 (18.30%) Citrix
5 17 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 12 (7.84%) Oracle
7 7 (4.58%) FalconStor
7 7 (4.58%) CommVault
8 2 (1.31%) Symantec
9 1 (0.65%) IBM
9 1 (0.65%) Adobe
9 1 (0.65%) HP
9 1 (0.65%) Dell
9 1 (0.65%) F5
9 1 (0.65%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.65%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.65%) Draytek
9 1 (0.65%) NETGEAR
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Dependant on Experience
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £58000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + car, bonus, full bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £55,000 to £62,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £16000.00 - £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
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Capita - ITIN
Salary: £10500 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago