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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 77 111 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 27.60% 36.04% 41.02%
As % of the Vendors category 60.16% 65.29% 56.28%
Number of salaries quoted 71 95 117
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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
128 170 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 45.88% 55.19% 72.88%
Number of salaries quoted 117 149 208
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
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 28 August 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 79 (55.63%) MS Excel
2 71 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 62 (43.66%) .NET
4 60 (42.25%) Windows
5 56 (39.44%) ASP.NET
5 56 (39.44%) C#
5 56 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (30.28%) JavaScript
7 42 (29.58%) VMware
8 41 (28.87%) MVC
9 40 (28.17%) HTML
9 40 (28.17%) CSS
10 39 (27.46%) Scrum
10 39 (27.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 35 (24.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 35 (24.65%) Visual Studio
12 34 (23.94%) Intel
12 34 (23.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 34 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
13 32 (22.54%) TDD
13 32 (22.54%) Active Directory
14 31 (21.83%) MCSE
15 30 (21.13%) jQuery
15 30 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (19.72%) VMware ESX
17 27 (19.01%) MCSA
17 27 (19.01%) SQL
17 27 (19.01%) MS Exchange
17 27 (19.01%) WCF
18 26 (18.31%) Software Engineering

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (19.01%) MS Exchange
2 26 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (15.49%) Exchange Server 2003
3 22 (15.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (10.56%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.52%) Node.js
6 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 79 (55.63%) MS Excel
2 16 (11.27%) MS Office
3 14 (9.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.41%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.70%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.11%) SaaS
2 3 (2.11%) Office 365
2 3 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.61%) Network Security
2 19 (13.38%) LAN
2 19 (13.38%) WAN
2 19 (13.38%) TCP/IP
3 15 (10.56%) Firewall
4 14 (9.86%) OSPF
4 14 (9.86%) BGP
5 13 (9.15%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (9.15%) Spanning Tree
6 10 (7.04%) tcpdump
6 10 (7.04%) Wireshark
7 5 (3.52%) DNS
7 5 (3.52%) DHCP
8 3 (2.11%) SSL
9 2 (1.41%) HTTP
10 1 (0.70%) SAN
10 1 (0.70%) Intranet
10 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 16 (11.27%) Relational Database
3 14 (9.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.11%) MS Access
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (2.11%) FileMaker
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.41%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.70%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 35 (24.65%) Visual Studio
2 16 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (8.45%) Moq
4 11 (7.75%) Rhino Mocks
5 7 (4.93%) Subversion
6 4 (2.82%) Selenium
6 4 (2.82%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.41%) NUnit
7 2 (1.41%) MSTest
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (7.04%) Marketing
2 4 (2.82%) Finance
3 1 (0.70%) Billing
3 1 (0.70%) Local Government
3 1 (0.70%) Back Office
3 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (28.17%) Developer
2 29 (20.42%) Consultant
3 24 (16.90%) Senior Developer
4 23 (16.20%) .NET Developer
5 18 (12.68%) Architect
6 17 (11.97%) C# Developer
6 17 (11.97%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (10.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 15 (10.56%) Analyst
8 13 (9.15%) Network Consultant
8 13 (9.15%) ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (7.75%) Team Leader
9 11 (7.75%) Senior .NET Developer
9 11 (7.75%) Senior C# Developer
9 11 (7.75%) Network Security Consultant
9 11 (7.75%) Security Consultant
10 10 (7.04%) Virtualisation Consultant
11 9 (6.34%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (5.63%) Lead Architect
13 7 (4.93%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (43.66%) .NET
2 56 (39.44%) ASP.NET
3 40 (28.17%) CSS
3 40 (28.17%) HTML
4 39 (27.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 30 (21.13%) jQuery
6 27 (19.01%) WCF
7 26 (18.31%) .NET Framework
8 23 (16.20%) Web Services
9 21 (14.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 19 (13.38%) Entity Framework
11 18 (12.68%) AngularJS
12 17 (11.97%) Silverlight
12 17 (11.97%) Ajax
13 16 (11.27%) LINQ
14 15 (10.56%) WinForms
14 15 (10.56%) WPF
14 15 (10.56%) ADO.NET
15 14 (9.86%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (9.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.31%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.56%) N-Tier
3 8 (5.63%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.82%) Wiki
4 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.11%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.11%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.41%) Replication
6 2 (1.41%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.70%) Statistics
7 1 (0.70%) Photography
7 1 (0.70%) iSeries
7 1 (0.70%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (42.25%) Windows
2 30 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (17.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (17.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.70%) UNIX
4 1 (0.70%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (28.87%) MVC
3 39 (27.46%) Scrum
4 34 (23.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 32 (22.54%) TDD
6 26 (18.31%) Software Engineering
6 26 (18.31%) OO
7 25 (17.61%) ITIL
8 21 (14.79%) Server Building
9 20 (14.08%) OOD
9 20 (14.08%) Multithreading
10 17 (11.97%) Project Management
10 17 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (10.56%) Web Development
11 15 (10.56%) Load Balancing
12 13 (9.15%) Network Management
12 13 (9.15%) Coaching
13 12 (8.45%) Mentoring
13 12 (8.45%) Time Management
13 12 (8.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 56 (39.44%) C#
2 43 (30.28%) JavaScript
3 27 (19.01%) SQL
4 15 (10.56%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.70%) C++
6 1 (0.70%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (24.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (21.83%) MCSE
3 27 (19.01%) MCSA
4 25 (17.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 24 (16.90%) MCP
6 23 (16.20%) VCP5
7 16 (11.27%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (11.27%) CCNP
8 15 (10.56%) CCDP
9 14 (9.86%) CCSA
10 13 (9.15%) CCSE
11 12 (8.45%) Check Point Certification
12 9 (6.34%) Degree
13 4 (2.82%) CCNA
13 4 (2.82%) VCAP
14 2 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (1.41%) VCP4
15 1 (0.70%) CBAP
15 1 (0.70%) CCIE
15 1 (0.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.93%) SLA
2 2 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 34 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (22.54%) Active Directory
3 28 (19.72%) VMware ESX
4 24 (16.90%) vSphere
5 23 (16.20%) XenApp
6 3 (2.11%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (7.75%) MOM
Vendors
1 42 (29.58%) VMware
2 34 (23.94%) Intel
3 24 (16.90%) Citrix
4 21 (14.79%) Cisco
5 15 (10.56%) CheckPoint
6 6 (4.23%) Oracle
7 1 (0.70%) IBM
7 1 (0.70%) Adobe
7 1 (0.70%) Dell
7 1 (0.70%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.70%) SonicWALL
7 1 (0.70%) Draytek
7 1 (0.70%) NETGEAR
7 1 (0.70%) F5
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £58000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + car, bonus, full bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago