The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Vendors for the Bedford region.

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

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 203 87 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 40.76% 32.46% 28.05%
As % of the Vendors category 70.73% 55.06% 67.39%
Number of salaries quoted 194 86 59
Average salary £45,000 £40,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £28,750 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
287 158 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 57.63% 58.96% 41.63%
Number of salaries quoted 276 157 88
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Bedfordshire

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 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 203 (57.51%) SQL Server
2 195 (55.24%) .NET
3 184 (52.12%) C#
4 154 (43.63%) SQL
5 150 (42.49%) Windows
6 149 (42.21%) ASP.NET
7 128 (36.26%) MS Excel
8 108 (30.59%) Scrum
8 108 (30.59%) TDD
9 103 (29.18%) T-SQL
10 102 (28.90%) WCF
11 93 (26.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 92 (26.06%) SharePoint
13 89 (25.21%) Software Engineering
14 84 (23.80%) JavaScript
15 78 (22.10%) MVC
16 77 (21.81%) .NET Framework
17 75 (21.25%) Relational Database
18 68 (19.26%) SQL Server 2008
18 68 (19.26%) ASP.NET MVC
19 67 (18.98%) WPF
19 67 (18.98%) Subversion
19 67 (18.98%) HTML
20 65 (18.41%) WinForms
21 64 (18.13%) Project Management
22 63 (17.85%) Web Services
23 60 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
23 60 (17.00%) Silverlight
24 59 (16.71%) Multithreading
25 56 (15.86%) VMware

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 92 (26.06%) SharePoint
2 34 (9.63%) MS Exchange
3 33 (9.35%) IIS
4 30 (8.50%) SharePoint Server
5 29 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (3.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (2.27%) IBM Notes
7 8 (2.27%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 128 (36.26%) MS Excel
2 31 (8.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (14.73%) DNS
2 50 (14.16%) Firewall
3 42 (11.90%) VPN
4 35 (9.92%) HTTP
5 29 (8.22%) TCP/IP
5 29 (8.22%) Internet
6 28 (7.93%) SSL
7 23 (6.52%) Network Security
8 21 (5.95%) VLAN
9 19 (5.38%) HTTPS
10 14 (3.97%) DHCP
11 11 (3.12%) VRRP
11 11 (3.12%) WAN
11 11 (3.12%) LAN
12 10 (2.83%) SAN
13 7 (1.98%) VoIP
14 6 (1.70%) NetScaler
15 4 (1.13%) Kerberos
15 4 (1.13%) LDAP
15 4 (1.13%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (57.51%) SQL Server
2 75 (21.25%) Relational Database
3 68 (19.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (7.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (6.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (5.95%) Crystal Reports
7 15 (4.25%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (2.55%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.42%) Pentaho
12 1 (0.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 93 (26.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 67 (18.98%) Subversion
3 47 (13.31%) Visual Studio
4 31 (8.78%) NUnit
5 30 (8.50%) MSTest
6 24 (6.80%) Moq
7 13 (3.68%) Rhino Mocks
8 7 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.28%) JIRA
General
1 38 (10.76%) Finance
2 8 (2.27%) Local Government
3 2 (0.57%) Marketing
4 1 (0.28%) Banking
4 1 (0.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 140 (39.66%) Developer
2 67 (18.98%) Analyst
3 66 (18.70%) Architect
4 65 (18.41%) Senior Developer
5 38 (10.76%) C# Developer
6 37 (10.48%) Solutions Architect
7 32 (9.07%) Business Analyst
8 28 (7.93%) C# .NET Developer
9 27 (7.65%) Senior C# Developer
9 27 (7.65%) Lead Developer
10 25 (7.08%) Technical Architect
10 25 (7.08%) .NET Developer
11 21 (5.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 18 (5.10%) Technical Leader
13 17 (4.82%) Support Analyst
14 16 (4.53%) Technical Developer
15 14 (3.97%) SharePoint Developer
15 14 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (3.97%) SQL Developer
16 13 (3.68%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (55.24%) .NET
2 149 (42.21%) ASP.NET
3 102 (28.90%) WCF
4 77 (21.81%) .NET Framework
5 68 (19.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 67 (18.98%) WPF
6 67 (18.98%) HTML
7 65 (18.41%) WinForms
8 63 (17.85%) Web Services
9 60 (17.00%) Silverlight
10 53 (15.01%) XML
11 51 (14.45%) CSS
12 50 (14.16%) LINQ
13 45 (12.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 31 (8.78%) jQuery
15 29 (8.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 28 (7.93%) LINQ to SQL
17 26 (7.37%) ADO.NET
18 25 (7.08%) WF
19 24 (6.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.75%) N-Tier
2 21 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.25%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.83%) Replication
6 9 (2.55%) Firmware
7 8 (2.27%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (1.98%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.70%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.70%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.42%) Data Conversion
10 5 (1.42%) Data Integration
11 4 (1.13%) PKI
12 3 (0.85%) NHS
12 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.57%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.57%) iSeries
14 1 (0.28%) AS400
14 1 (0.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 150 (42.49%) Windows
2 42 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (11.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (6.80%) Windows 7
4 24 (6.80%) Windows XP
5 23 (6.52%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.57%) Linux
6 2 (0.57%) AIX
7 1 (0.28%) Solaris
7 1 (0.28%) UNIX
7 1 (0.28%) CentOS
7 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (30.59%) Scrum
1 108 (30.59%) TDD
2 89 (25.21%) Software Engineering
3 78 (22.10%) MVC
4 64 (18.13%) Project Management
5 60 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (16.71%) Multithreading
7 54 (15.30%) Business Analysis
8 50 (14.16%) OO
9 46 (13.03%) OOD
9 46 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (12.18%) ITIL
11 37 (10.48%) Technical Architecture
12 30 (8.50%) Product Management
13 26 (7.37%) UML
14 24 (6.80%) SOA
15 23 (6.52%) Domain-Driven Design
15 23 (6.52%) System Testing
16 21 (5.95%) Software Architecture
17 19 (5.38%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 184 (52.12%) C#
2 154 (43.63%) SQL
3 103 (29.18%) T-SQL
4 84 (23.80%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.53%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.27%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.98%) XPath
8 5 (1.42%) Delphi
9 4 (1.13%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (14.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (9.35%) MCP
3 29 (8.22%) MCSE
3 29 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (7.08%) CCNA
5 23 (6.52%) CCNP
6 21 (5.95%) CCIP
6 21 (5.95%) CCSP
7 20 (5.67%) MCSA
8 19 (5.38%) Degree
9 10 (2.83%) MCITP
10 8 (2.27%) ISEB
11 6 (1.70%) CCIA
11 6 (1.70%) CBAP
11 6 (1.70%) CCA
11 6 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.85%) HP AIS
12 3 (0.85%) HP ASE
13 2 (0.57%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.42%) SLA
2 4 (1.13%) QA
System Software
1 50 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (7.37%) Active Directory
3 22 (6.23%) Terminal Services
4 18 (5.10%) ISA Server
5 17 (4.82%) Forefront TMG
5 17 (4.82%) UAG
6 8 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (1.70%) XenApp
7 6 (1.70%) XenServer
7 6 (1.70%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.42%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.42%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.13%) NFS
10 2 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (2.83%) MOM
2 4 (1.13%) HP SIM
3 3 (0.85%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 56 (15.86%) VMware
2 42 (11.90%) Oracle
3 33 (9.35%) Cisco
4 16 (4.53%) Citrix
5 8 (2.27%) Lotus
6 7 (1.98%) HP
6 7 (1.98%) McAfee
7 6 (1.70%) IBM
7 6 (1.70%) Wyse
8 4 (1.13%) Autodesk
8 4 (1.13%) CA
8 4 (1.13%) Adobe
8 4 (1.13%) Dell
9 3 (0.85%) Northgate
9 3 (0.85%) Symantec
10 2 (0.57%) Intel
10 2 (0.57%) Altiris
11 1 (0.28%) EMC
11 1 (0.28%) iSOFT
11 1 (0.28%) NetApp
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £32000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car/allow
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: US$45000 - US$50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension/HealthCover/Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
Bedford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension/HealthCover/Bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £33000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Bedford
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 20% on call 1 week in 3 payment
Posted: 24 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago