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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 93 163 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 32.86% 36.63% 29.54%
As % of the Vendors category 64.58% 69.66% 53.21%
Number of salaries quoted 78 152 81
Average salary £48,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,550 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £57,500 £52,500
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
144 234 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 50.88% 52.58% 55.52%
Number of salaries quoted 104 223 153
Average salary £45,000 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 26 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 149 (65.35%) MS Excel
2 120 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (49.56%) .NET
4 100 (43.86%) C#
5 95 (41.67%) Scrum
6 86 (37.72%) SQL Server
7 81 (35.53%) ASP.NET
8 62 (27.19%) Windows
9 61 (26.75%) MVC
9 61 (26.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 58 (25.44%) WCF
11 55 (24.12%) TDD
12 53 (23.25%) Oracle
13 50 (21.93%) Visual Studio
14 49 (21.49%) Coaching
15 48 (21.05%) Performance Management
16 47 (20.61%) SQL
17 46 (20.18%) Stakeholder Management
18 45 (19.74%) HTML
18 45 (19.74%) WPF
19 42 (18.42%) Silverlight
20 40 (17.54%) JavaScript
20 40 (17.54%) VMware
21 39 (17.11%) Disaster Recovery
22 38 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
23 36 (15.79%) CSS
24 34 (14.91%) SQL Server 2008
25 33 (14.47%) Active Directory
26 32 (14.04%) Cisco
26 32 (14.04%) Matrix Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 22 (9.65%) MS Exchange
2 21 (9.21%) SharePoint
3 19 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.88%) Node.js
9 1 (0.44%) IIS
Applications
1 149 (65.35%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.77%) MS Visio
3 17 (7.46%) MS Office
4 3 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.88%) MS Project
6 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Pegasus Opera
2 3 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.19%) SaaS
3 3 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.96%) Network Security
2 20 (8.77%) WAN
3 19 (8.33%) Firewall
4 18 (7.89%) OSPF
4 18 (7.89%) BGP
4 18 (7.89%) LAN
4 18 (7.89%) SAN
4 18 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
5 16 (7.02%) TCP/IP
6 14 (6.14%) Fibre Channel
7 10 (4.39%) Wireshark
8 9 (3.95%) tcpdump
9 5 (2.19%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.88%) SMTP
10 2 (0.88%) Internet
10 2 (0.88%) MPLS
10 2 (0.88%) VLAN
11 1 (0.44%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.44%) DHCP
11 1 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (37.72%) SQL Server
2 34 (14.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (7.46%) SQL Server 2000
4 13 (5.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 13 (5.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (5.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (5.70%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.63%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.19%) FileMaker
8 5 (2.19%) MS Access
9 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 50 (21.93%) Visual Studio
2 38 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (10.09%) Moq
4 22 (9.65%) Rhino Mocks
5 16 (7.02%) NUnit
6 10 (4.39%) MSTest
7 3 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 15 (6.58%) Finance
2 3 (1.32%) Retail
2 3 (1.32%) Marketing
3 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (21.05%) Development Manager
2 43 (18.86%) Developer
3 37 (16.23%) Analyst
3 37 (16.23%) Architect
4 35 (15.35%) Consultant
5 33 (14.47%) .NET Developer
6 21 (9.21%) Lead Architect
7 20 (8.77%) Senior Development Manager
7 20 (8.77%) Technical Architect
7 20 (8.77%) Senior Manager
8 16 (7.02%) C# Developer
8 16 (7.02%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (6.14%) Network Consultant
10 13 (5.70%) ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (5.70%) Business Analyst
10 13 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (5.70%) Support Engineer
10 13 (5.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (5.26%) Lead Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (49.56%) .NET
2 81 (35.53%) ASP.NET
3 61 (26.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 58 (25.44%) WCF
5 45 (19.74%) WPF
5 45 (19.74%) HTML
6 42 (18.42%) Silverlight
7 36 (15.79%) CSS
8 30 (13.16%) LINQ
9 29 (12.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 29 (12.72%) .NET Framework
10 25 (10.96%) WinForms
11 24 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 23 (10.09%) jQuery
13 22 (9.65%) Web Services
14 20 (8.77%) Ajax
15 16 (7.02%) AngularJS
16 12 (5.26%) ADO.NET
17 10 (4.39%) Spring.NET
17 10 (4.39%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 12 (5.26%) Replication
3 11 (4.82%) User Experience
4 10 (4.39%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (3.07%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.19%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.44%) iSeries
8 1 (0.44%) GIS
8 1 (0.44%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.44%) Statistics
8 1 (0.44%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 62 (27.19%) Windows
2 19 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.32%) UNIX
6 2 (0.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.88%) Linux
6 2 (0.88%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.44%) Android
7 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (41.67%) Scrum
3 61 (26.75%) MVC
4 55 (24.12%) TDD
5 49 (21.49%) Coaching
6 48 (21.05%) Performance Management
7 46 (20.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (17.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 32 (14.04%) Matrix Management
9 32 (14.04%) Mentoring
10 31 (13.60%) People Management
11 29 (12.72%) Software Engineering
12 23 (10.09%) ITIL
13 21 (9.21%) OOD
14 17 (7.46%) OO
14 17 (7.46%) Load Balancing
15 16 (7.02%) Network Management
16 14 (6.14%) Kanban
17 13 (5.70%) BPMN
17 13 (5.70%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 100 (43.86%) C#
2 47 (20.61%) SQL
3 40 (17.54%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.02%) T-SQL
5 8 (3.51%) VB
6 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.44%) PHP
7 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (10.96%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (10.53%) CCNP
3 18 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (7.89%) CCDP
3 18 (7.89%) CCSA
4 17 (7.46%) CCSE
5 15 (6.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (6.58%) MCSE
6 13 (5.70%) MCP
7 12 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
8 11 (4.82%) CCNA
8 11 (4.82%) VCP5
9 10 (4.39%) MCSA
10 8 (3.51%) Degree
11 4 (1.75%) CBAP
11 4 (1.75%) ISEB
12 2 (0.88%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.07%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.44%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (14.47%) Active Directory
2 32 (14.04%) vSphere
3 22 (9.65%) XenApp
4 19 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (7.89%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.19%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.88%) Xen
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (5.26%) MOM
2 6 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 53 (23.25%) Oracle
2 40 (17.54%) VMware
3 32 (14.04%) Cisco
4 24 (10.53%) Citrix
5 20 (8.77%) Intel
6 18 (7.89%) CheckPoint
7 13 (5.70%) FalconStor
7 13 (5.70%) CommVault
8 9 (3.95%) Symantec
9 4 (1.75%) Pegasus
9 4 (1.75%) JD Edwards
9 4 (1.75%) Sage
10 3 (1.32%) IBM
10 3 (1.32%) Nintex
11 2 (0.88%) Tableau
12 1 (0.44%) F5
12 1 (0.44%) Altiris
12 1 (0.44%) Adobe
12 1 (0.44%) HP
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + On Call Allowance
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Car
Posted: 7 days ago