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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 67 153 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 25.87% 42.15% 35.81%
As % of the Vendors category 48.55% 69.23% 55.03%
Number of salaries quoted 55 152 82
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,400 £27,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £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
138 221 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 53.28% 60.88% 65.07%
Number of salaries quoted 101 218 148
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,350 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £52,500 £50,000
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 2 June 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 121 (68.75%) MS Excel
2 79 (44.89%) .NET
3 65 (36.93%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (32.95%) SQL Server
5 57 (32.39%) C#
5 57 (32.39%) Windows
6 55 (31.25%) ASP.NET
7 53 (30.11%) Scrum
8 50 (28.41%) VMware
8 50 (28.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 47 (26.70%) Data Centre
10 45 (25.57%) Active Directory
11 43 (24.43%) HTML
11 43 (24.43%) vSphere
12 40 (22.73%) MVC
13 39 (22.16%) ASP.NET MVC
14 38 (21.59%) SQL
15 37 (21.02%) Cisco
16 35 (19.89%) JavaScript
16 35 (19.89%) CSS
17 33 (18.75%) Citrix
17 33 (18.75%) Network Security
18 32 (18.18%) Performance Management
18 32 (18.18%) XenApp
18 32 (18.18%) Intel
18 32 (18.18%) MS Exchange
18 32 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
18 32 (18.18%) Coaching
19 29 (16.48%) VMware ESX
19 29 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 32 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 28 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (14.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (13.07%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (5.68%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.70%) Node.js
8 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 121 (68.75%) MS Excel
2 24 (13.64%) MS Visio
3 16 (9.09%) MS Office
4 2 (1.14%) MS Project
4 2 (1.14%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.14%) Office 365
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (18.75%) Network Security
2 27 (15.34%) WAN
3 25 (14.20%) LAN
4 23 (13.07%) Firewall
5 22 (12.50%) OSPF
5 22 (12.50%) BGP
5 22 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
5 22 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 19 (10.80%) TCP/IP
7 17 (9.66%) SAN
8 14 (7.95%) Fibre Channel
8 14 (7.95%) Wireshark
9 13 (7.39%) tcpdump
10 5 (2.84%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.14%) HTTP
11 2 (1.14%) SMTP
11 2 (1.14%) Intranet
11 2 (1.14%) Internet
11 2 (1.14%) MPLS
11 2 (1.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (32.95%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.11%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (3.41%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.14%) MS Access
7 2 (1.14%) FileMaker
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (15.34%) Visual Studio
2 16 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (4.55%) Rhino Mocks
3 8 (4.55%) Moq
4 4 (2.27%) NUnit
5 2 (1.14%) Subversion
6 1 (0.57%) MSTest
General
1 7 (3.98%) Marketing
2 4 (2.27%) Finance
3 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (26.70%) Consultant
2 28 (15.91%) Development Manager
3 25 (14.20%) Architect
4 24 (13.64%) Developer
5 21 (11.93%) Analyst
6 18 (10.23%) .NET Developer
7 17 (9.66%) Lead Architect
7 17 (9.66%) Network Consultant
8 13 (7.39%) Network Security Consultant
8 13 (7.39%) Senior Development Manager
8 13 (7.39%) Senior Manager
8 13 (7.39%) Support Engineer
8 13 (7.39%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (7.39%) Security Consultant
9 12 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (5.68%) C# Developer
10 10 (5.68%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (5.11%) Virtualisation Consultant
11 9 (5.11%) Server Engineer
11 9 (5.11%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (44.89%) .NET
2 55 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 43 (24.43%) HTML
4 39 (22.16%) ASP.NET MVC
5 35 (19.89%) CSS
6 24 (13.64%) WCF
7 22 (12.50%) Silverlight
8 20 (11.36%) jQuery
8 20 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 18 (10.23%) Web Services
9 18 (10.23%) .NET Framework
10 16 (9.09%) LINQ
10 16 (9.09%) WPF
10 16 (9.09%) Ajax
10 16 (9.09%) Entity Framework
11 14 (7.95%) AngularJS
12 11 (6.25%) WinForms
13 7 (3.98%) ADO.NET
14 6 (3.41%) Backbone.js
15 4 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 47 (26.70%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.82%) Replication
2 12 (6.82%) N-Tier
3 6 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.70%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.57%) iSeries
7 1 (0.57%) Photography
7 1 (0.57%) Statistics
7 1 (0.57%) GIS
7 1 (0.57%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 57 (32.39%) Windows
2 29 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (14.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.70%) UNIX
6 2 (1.14%) Linux
6 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (36.93%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (30.11%) Scrum
3 50 (28.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 40 (22.73%) MVC
5 32 (18.18%) Performance Management
5 32 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (18.18%) Coaching
6 28 (15.91%) ITIL
7 27 (15.34%) TDD
8 26 (14.77%) Mentoring
9 21 (11.93%) Load Balancing
9 21 (11.93%) Network Management
10 20 (11.36%) Software Engineering
11 19 (10.80%) People Management
12 15 (8.52%) Matrix Management
13 14 (7.95%) Server Building
14 12 (6.82%) OOD
14 12 (6.82%) OO
15 10 (5.68%) Service Delivery
15 10 (5.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (32.39%) C#
2 38 (21.59%) SQL
3 35 (19.89%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 8 (4.55%) VB
5 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
1 28 (15.91%) CCNP
2 27 (15.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (14.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 26 (14.77%) MCSE
4 22 (12.50%) CCSA
4 22 (12.50%) CCDP
4 22 (12.50%) VCP5
5 21 (11.93%) CCSE
5 21 (11.93%) MCSA
5 21 (11.93%) MCP
6 17 (9.66%) Check Point Certification
7 10 (5.68%) CCNA
8 5 (2.84%) Degree
9 2 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.14%) VCP4
10 1 (0.57%) MCTS
10 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 45 (25.57%) Active Directory
2 43 (24.43%) vSphere
3 32 (18.18%) XenApp
4 29 (16.48%) VMware ESX
4 29 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.84%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.14%) Xen
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.98%) MOM
2 6 (3.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 50 (28.41%) VMware
2 37 (21.02%) Cisco
3 33 (18.75%) Citrix
4 32 (18.18%) Intel
5 28 (15.91%) Oracle
6 22 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 13 (7.39%) FalconStor
7 13 (7.39%) CommVault
8 8 (4.55%) Symantec
9 2 (1.14%) Nintex
9 2 (1.14%) IBM
10 1 (0.57%) HP
10 1 (0.57%) Adobe
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Advancing People Recruitment
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Advancing People Recruitment
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum £30-35k pa + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Car
Posted: Yesterday
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Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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TGS
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 19 days ago