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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 121 152 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 40.74% 39.18% 23.40%
As % of the Vendors category 76.58% 77.95% 57.41%
Number of salaries quoted 108 131 56
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £33,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
158 195 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 53.20% 50.26% 40.75%
Number of salaries quoted 130 167 98
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £52,500 £60,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,675 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.68% -

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 29 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 154 (61.60%) MS Excel
2 153 (61.20%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (55.60%) .NET
4 123 (49.20%) C#
5 120 (48.00%) Scrum
6 105 (42.00%) SQL Server
7 93 (37.20%) ASP.NET
8 80 (32.00%) WCF
9 77 (30.80%) TDD
10 68 (27.20%) MVC
11 67 (26.80%) Visual Studio
12 66 (26.40%) WPF
13 63 (25.20%) Windows
14 61 (24.40%) ASP.NET MVC
15 55 (22.00%) Oracle
15 55 (22.00%) SQL
16 53 (21.20%) Silverlight
17 50 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
17 50 (20.00%) Coaching
18 48 (19.20%) Performance Management
19 45 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
20 42 (16.80%) SQL Server 2008
21 39 (15.60%) .NET Framework
22 38 (15.20%) Matrix Management
23 37 (14.80%) SharePoint
24 36 (14.40%) JavaScript
24 36 (14.40%) LINQ
24 36 (14.40%) WinForms
25 35 (14.00%) HTML
25 35 (14.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 37 (14.80%) SharePoint
2 17 (6.80%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.80%) IIS
8 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.40%) Node.js
8 1 (0.40%) Lync
8 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 154 (61.60%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.40%) MS Office
3 11 (4.40%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.40%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (1.60%) Pegasus Opera
2 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.40%) SaaS
2 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.60%) Office 365
3 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.80%) Network Security
2 13 (5.20%) SAN
3 12 (4.80%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.80%) LAN
3 12 (4.80%) WAN
3 12 (4.80%) Firewall
4 11 (4.40%) OSPF
4 11 (4.40%) BGP
4 11 (4.40%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (2.40%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (2.00%) HTTP
6 5 (2.00%) Wireshark
6 5 (2.00%) NetScaler
7 4 (1.60%) tcpdump
7 4 (1.60%) DNS
8 2 (0.80%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.80%) SSL
8 2 (0.80%) VPN
9 1 (0.40%) DHCP
9 1 (0.40%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (42.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (16.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (8.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (7.60%) Oracle Database
4 19 (7.60%) Oracle Database 10g
4 19 (7.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 16 (6.40%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (3.20%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.00%) MS Access
9 5 (2.00%) FileMaker
10 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 67 (26.80%) Visual Studio
2 50 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (12.80%) Moq
4 30 (12.00%) Rhino Mocks
5 19 (7.60%) NUnit
6 13 (5.20%) MSTest
7 10 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 16 (6.40%) Finance
2 3 (1.20%) Retail
2 3 (1.20%) Marketing
3 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 62 (24.80%) Developer
2 52 (20.80%) Architect
3 47 (18.80%) Development Manager
4 42 (16.80%) .NET Developer
5 36 (14.40%) Analyst
6 32 (12.80%) Technical Architect
7 29 (11.60%) Lead Architect
8 25 (10.00%) C# Developer
9 24 (9.60%) C# .NET Developer
10 22 (8.80%) Consultant
11 21 (8.40%) Senior Developer
12 20 (8.00%) Business Analyst
13 19 (7.60%) Senior Development Manager
13 19 (7.60%) Senior Manager
14 18 (7.20%) Senior C# Developer
14 18 (7.20%) Senior .NET Developer
15 14 (5.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 14 (5.60%) Lead Technical Architect
16 13 (5.20%) Senior Analyst
16 13 (5.20%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (55.60%) .NET
2 93 (37.20%) ASP.NET
3 80 (32.00%) WCF
4 66 (26.40%) WPF
5 61 (24.40%) ASP.NET MVC
6 53 (21.20%) Silverlight
7 39 (15.60%) .NET Framework
8 36 (14.40%) LINQ
8 36 (14.40%) WinForms
9 35 (14.00%) HTML
9 35 (14.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 28 (11.20%) CSS
11 25 (10.00%) jQuery
11 25 (10.00%) Web Services
12 21 (8.40%) Ajax
13 19 (7.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 18 (7.20%) ADO.NET
14 18 (7.20%) AngularJS
15 12 (4.80%) Castle Windsor
15 12 (4.80%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.40%) N-Tier
2 23 (9.20%) User Experience
3 12 (4.80%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (2.80%) Replication
5 6 (2.40%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.00%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.40%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 63 (25.20%) Windows
2 15 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.80%) UNIX
6 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.40%) Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (61.20%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (48.00%) Scrum
3 77 (30.80%) TDD
4 68 (27.20%) MVC
5 50 (20.00%) Coaching
6 48 (19.20%) Performance Management
7 45 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (15.20%) Matrix Management
9 35 (14.00%) People Management
10 32 (12.80%) Mentoring
11 31 (12.40%) Software Engineering
12 29 (11.60%) OOD
13 26 (10.40%) Disaster Recovery
14 24 (9.60%) OO
15 23 (9.20%) Kanban
16 22 (8.80%) UML
17 20 (8.00%) Multithreading
17 20 (8.00%) DSDM
17 20 (8.00%) BPMN
18 18 (7.20%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 123 (49.20%) C#
2 55 (22.00%) SQL
3 36 (14.40%) JavaScript
4 30 (12.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.40%) VB
6 4 (1.60%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.20%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.80%) Java
9 1 (0.40%) C
9 1 (0.40%) PHP
9 1 (0.40%) VBA
9 1 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.60%) CCNP
3 12 (4.80%) ISEB
4 11 (4.40%) CCSA
4 11 (4.40%) CCSE
4 11 (4.40%) CCDP
4 11 (4.40%) MCSE
4 11 (4.40%) CBAP
5 10 (4.00%) MCP
6 9 (3.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.80%) Degree
7 7 (2.80%) VCP5
8 6 (2.40%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (2.40%) CCNA
9 5 (2.00%) MCSA
10 2 (0.80%) MCTS
10 2 (0.80%) MCITP
10 2 (0.80%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.40%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.40%) SLA
2 2 (0.80%) QA
2 2 (0.80%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.80%) vSphere
3 14 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (5.20%) XenApp
5 11 (4.40%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.80%) UAG
7 2 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.80%) Xen
7 2 (0.80%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.80%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (7.20%) MOM
2 5 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 55 (22.00%) Oracle
2 30 (12.00%) VMware
3 22 (8.80%) Cisco
4 16 (6.40%) Citrix
5 13 (5.20%) Intel
6 11 (4.40%) CheckPoint
7 8 (3.20%) Nintex
8 7 (2.80%) Symantec
9 6 (2.40%) FalconStor
9 6 (2.40%) CommVault
10 4 (1.60%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.60%) Pegasus
10 4 (1.60%) Apple
10 4 (1.60%) JD Edwards
10 4 (1.60%) Sage
10 4 (1.60%) IBM
11 2 (0.80%) Tableau
11 2 (0.80%) HP
12 1 (0.40%) NetApp
12 1 (0.40%) Altiris
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £35000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (4K) + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago