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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 115 121 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 36.16% 41.02% 29.36%
As % of the Vendors category 66.86% 56.28% 54.24%
Number of salaries quoted 99 117 62
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
172 215 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 54.09% 72.88% 54.13%
Number of salaries quoted 151 208 113
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 168 (60.87%) .NET
2 151 (54.71%) SQL Server
3 146 (52.90%) C#
4 124 (44.93%) ASP.NET
5 120 (43.48%) Scrum
6 117 (42.39%) Windows
7 112 (40.58%) SQL
8 109 (39.49%) MS Excel
9 92 (33.33%) TDD
9 92 (33.33%) WCF
10 89 (32.25%) T-SQL
11 84 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
12 81 (29.35%) MVC
13 77 (27.90%) WPF
14 74 (26.81%) Software Engineering
15 70 (25.36%) .NET Framework
16 68 (24.64%) SharePoint
17 65 (23.55%) SQL Server 2008
18 64 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
19 59 (21.38%) Silverlight
20 58 (21.01%) JavaScript
21 55 (19.93%) WinForms
21 55 (19.93%) Subversion
22 54 (19.57%) Visual Studio
22 54 (19.57%) ASP.NET MVC
23 52 (18.84%) Multithreading
24 50 (18.12%) HTML
24 50 (18.12%) Relational Database
25 47 (17.03%) Project Management
26 43 (15.58%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 68 (24.64%) SharePoint
2 22 (7.97%) MS Exchange
3 18 (6.52%) IIS
3 18 (6.52%) SharePoint Server
4 16 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (2.90%) IBM Notes
6 8 (2.90%) Lotus Domino
7 5 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.81%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.45%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 3 (1.09%) Lync
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.72%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 109 (39.49%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.80%) MS Office
3 5 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.09%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.09%) Fireworks
4 3 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.45%) SaaS
3 3 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.23%) DNS
2 29 (10.51%) HTTP
3 27 (9.78%) Firewall
4 25 (9.06%) TCP/IP
4 25 (9.06%) VPN
5 20 (7.25%) Network Security
6 17 (6.16%) SSL
7 16 (5.80%) HTTPS
8 14 (5.07%) Internet
9 11 (3.99%) LAN
10 10 (3.62%) WAN
11 9 (3.26%) DHCP
11 9 (3.26%) SAN
11 9 (3.26%) VLAN
12 7 (2.54%) VoIP
13 5 (1.81%) Kerberos
13 5 (1.81%) LDAP
13 5 (1.81%) IPsec
14 3 (1.09%) VRRP
15 1 (0.36%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (54.71%) SQL Server
2 65 (23.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (18.12%) Relational Database
4 22 (7.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (6.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (6.16%) Crystal Reports
8 16 (5.80%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (2.54%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.54%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.45%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 84 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 55 (19.93%) Subversion
3 54 (19.57%) Visual Studio
4 34 (12.32%) NUnit
5 32 (11.59%) MSTest
6 29 (10.51%) Moq
7 14 (5.07%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 14 (5.07%) Finance
Job Titles
1 119 (43.12%) Developer
2 60 (21.74%) Senior Developer
3 58 (21.01%) Architect
4 41 (14.86%) Analyst
5 36 (13.04%) C# Developer
6 29 (10.51%) .NET Developer
6 29 (10.51%) Technical Architect
7 26 (9.42%) Business Analyst
8 24 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
9 23 (8.33%) Lead Developer
10 21 (7.61%) Senior C# Developer
11 19 (6.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 18 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (5.43%) Technical Leader
14 14 (5.07%) Technical Developer
14 14 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (4.35%) Lead Architect
16 11 (3.99%) Senior .NET Developer
17 10 (3.62%) ASP.NET Developer
18 9 (3.26%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (60.87%) .NET
2 124 (44.93%) ASP.NET
3 92 (33.33%) WCF
4 77 (27.90%) WPF
5 70 (25.36%) .NET Framework
6 59 (21.38%) Silverlight
7 55 (19.93%) WinForms
8 54 (19.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 50 (18.12%) HTML
10 43 (15.58%) CSS
11 39 (14.13%) LINQ
11 39 (14.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 30 (10.87%) Web Services
13 29 (10.51%) XML
14 24 (8.70%) Middleware
15 23 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 22 (7.97%) jQuery
17 18 (6.52%) ADO.NET
18 17 (6.16%) WF
19 15 (5.43%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.14%) N-Tier
2 12 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.99%) Inversion of Control
4 9 (3.26%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.54%) Replication
6 5 (1.81%) PKI
7 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.09%) Firmware
9 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.36%) NHS
9 1 (0.36%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.36%) Wiki
9 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.36%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 117 (42.39%) Windows
2 35 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (10.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (5.43%) Windows XP
4 15 (5.43%) Windows 7
5 14 (5.07%) Windows Vista
6 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (43.48%) Scrum
2 92 (33.33%) TDD
3 81 (29.35%) MVC
4 74 (26.81%) Software Engineering
5 64 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (18.84%) Multithreading
7 47 (17.03%) Project Management
8 39 (14.13%) Business Analysis
9 36 (13.04%) OO
9 36 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (12.32%) Configuration Management
11 33 (11.96%) OOD
11 33 (11.96%) User Stories
12 32 (11.59%) Kanban
13 30 (10.87%) UML
14 24 (8.70%) Product Management
14 24 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
15 23 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
16 22 (7.97%) Use Case
17 21 (7.61%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 146 (52.90%) C#
2 112 (40.58%) SQL
3 89 (32.25%) T-SQL
4 58 (21.01%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.81%) Java
6 5 (1.81%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.45%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.09%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.09%) XAML
8 3 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (9.06%) MCSE
3 23 (8.33%) ISEB
4 22 (7.97%) Degree
5 21 (7.61%) CBAP
6 17 (6.16%) MCP
7 16 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (5.43%) CCNP
9 13 (4.71%) CCIP
9 13 (4.71%) CCNA
9 13 (4.71%) CCSP
10 12 (4.35%) MCITP
11 7 (2.54%) MCSA
12 6 (2.17%) MCTS
13 3 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.09%) VCDX
13 3 (1.09%) NCDA
13 3 (1.09%) NCIE
13 3 (1.09%) VCAP
13 3 (1.09%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.54%) QA
2 4 (1.45%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.80%) Terminal Services
3 12 (4.35%) ISA Server
4 11 (3.99%) Forefront TMG
4 11 (3.99%) UAG
5 9 (3.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (2.90%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.81%) NFS
8 4 (1.45%) vSphere
9 1 (0.36%) XenApp
9 1 (0.36%) XenServer
9 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.36%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 16 (5.80%) MOM
2 5 (1.81%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 32 (11.59%) VMware
2 31 (11.23%) Oracle
3 21 (7.61%) Cisco
4 11 (3.99%) Citrix
5 10 (3.62%) IBM
6 9 (3.26%) HP
7 8 (2.90%) Capita
7 8 (2.90%) Lotus
8 6 (2.17%) McAfee
9 5 (1.81%) Dell
9 5 (1.81%) CA
10 3 (1.09%) NetApp
10 3 (1.09%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.09%) Veeam
11 2 (0.72%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.72%) Apple
12 1 (0.36%) Symantec
12 1 (0.36%) SAP
12 1 (0.36%) Wyse
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
TheSmartList
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Bedford
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 15 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Posted: 20 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago