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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 111 137 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 36.27% 35.49% 19.86%
As % of the Vendors category 69.38% 71.73% 46.72%
Number of salaries quoted 96 121 55
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £54,000
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
160 191 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 52.29% 49.48% 42.51%
Number of salaries quoted 120 172 118
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £51,250 £57,950
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 161 (65.45%) MS Excel
2 143 (58.13%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (56.10%) .NET
4 122 (49.59%) C#
5 113 (45.93%) Scrum
6 99 (40.24%) SQL Server
7 95 (38.62%) ASP.NET
8 73 (29.67%) WCF
9 71 (28.86%) TDD
10 69 (28.05%) MVC
11 68 (27.64%) Windows
12 65 (26.42%) ASP.NET MVC
13 60 (24.39%) Visual Studio
14 58 (23.58%) Oracle
15 57 (23.17%) WPF
16 56 (22.76%) SQL
17 53 (21.54%) Coaching
18 52 (21.14%) Performance Management
19 51 (20.73%) Stakeholder Management
20 49 (19.92%) Silverlight
21 45 (18.29%) Team Foundation Server
22 42 (17.07%) HTML
23 39 (15.85%) JavaScript
23 39 (15.85%) SQL Server 2008
23 39 (15.85%) Matrix Management
24 36 (14.63%) VMware
24 36 (14.63%) People Management
25 35 (14.23%) .NET Framework
26 34 (13.82%) LINQ
26 34 (13.82%) Mentoring

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 31 (12.60%) SharePoint
2 17 (6.91%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (3.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (3.25%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.41%) IIS
8 1 (0.41%) Node.js
8 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 161 (65.45%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.10%) MS Office
3 13 (5.28%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Pegasus Opera
2 3 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.03%) SaaS
2 4 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.22%) Office 365
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.72%) SAN
2 14 (5.69%) WAN
2 14 (5.69%) Network Security
2 14 (5.69%) Fibre Channel
3 12 (4.88%) Firewall
3 12 (4.88%) LAN
4 11 (4.47%) OSPF
4 11 (4.47%) BGP
4 11 (4.47%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (4.07%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.03%) NetScaler
7 4 (1.63%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.22%) tcpdump
9 2 (0.81%) VLAN
9 2 (0.81%) VoIP
9 2 (0.81%) SMTP
9 2 (0.81%) Internet
9 2 (0.81%) MPLS
9 2 (0.81%) HTTP
9 2 (0.81%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (40.24%) SQL Server
2 39 (15.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (6.91%) SQL Server 2000
5 16 (6.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 16 (6.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 16 (6.50%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.85%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.03%) FileMaker
8 5 (2.03%) MS Access
9 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 60 (24.39%) Visual Studio
2 45 (18.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (11.79%) Moq
4 28 (11.38%) Rhino Mocks
5 18 (7.32%) NUnit
6 12 (4.88%) MSTest
7 8 (3.25%) Subversion
General
1 16 (6.50%) Finance
2 3 (1.22%) Retail
2 3 (1.22%) Marketing
3 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 57 (23.17%) Developer
2 52 (21.14%) Development Manager
3 47 (19.11%) Architect
4 43 (17.48%) .NET Developer
5 38 (15.45%) Analyst
6 29 (11.79%) Technical Architect
7 26 (10.57%) Lead Architect
8 24 (9.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 24 (9.76%) C# Developer
9 23 (9.35%) Consultant
10 20 (8.13%) Senior Manager
10 20 (8.13%) Senior Development Manager
11 17 (6.91%) Senior Developer
12 16 (6.50%) Senior .NET Developer
12 16 (6.50%) Senior C# Developer
13 15 (6.10%) Business Analyst
14 14 (5.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 13 (5.28%) 3rd Line Support
15 13 (5.28%) Support Engineer
15 13 (5.28%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (56.10%) .NET
2 95 (38.62%) ASP.NET
3 73 (29.67%) WCF
4 65 (26.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 57 (23.17%) WPF
6 49 (19.92%) Silverlight
7 42 (17.07%) HTML
8 35 (14.23%) .NET Framework
9 34 (13.82%) LINQ
10 33 (13.41%) WinForms
10 33 (13.41%) CSS
10 33 (13.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 27 (10.98%) Web Services
12 23 (9.35%) jQuery
12 23 (9.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 20 (8.13%) Ajax
14 17 (6.91%) AngularJS
15 16 (6.50%) ADO.NET
16 12 (4.88%) Spring.NET
16 12 (4.88%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.35%) N-Tier
2 17 (6.91%) User Experience
3 12 (4.88%) Inversion of Control
3 12 (4.88%) Replication
4 6 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.03%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.41%) GIS
8 1 (0.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 68 (27.64%) Windows
2 13 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.22%) Linux
6 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.81%) UNIX
6 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (58.13%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (45.93%) Scrum
3 71 (28.86%) TDD
4 69 (28.05%) MVC
5 53 (21.54%) Coaching
6 52 (21.14%) Performance Management
7 51 (20.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (15.85%) Matrix Management
9 36 (14.63%) People Management
10 34 (13.82%) Mentoring
11 31 (12.60%) Software Engineering
11 31 (12.60%) Disaster Recovery
12 26 (10.57%) OOD
13 21 (8.54%) OO
14 18 (7.32%) ITIL
14 18 (7.32%) Kanban
15 17 (6.91%) Multithreading
16 15 (6.10%) BPMN
16 15 (6.10%) UML
16 15 (6.10%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 122 (49.59%) C#
2 56 (22.76%) SQL
3 39 (15.85%) JavaScript
4 24 (9.76%) T-SQL
5 8 (3.25%) VB
6 6 (2.44%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.63%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.41%) VBA
8 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (6.91%) CCNP
3 12 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.47%) CCDP
4 11 (4.47%) CCSA
4 11 (4.47%) CCSE
5 10 (4.07%) CCNA
6 9 (3.66%) MCP
6 9 (3.66%) MCSE
6 9 (3.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.85%) Degree
7 7 (2.85%) VCP4
7 7 (2.85%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (2.85%) VCP5
8 6 (2.44%) CBAP
8 6 (2.44%) ISEB
9 5 (2.03%) MCSA
10 2 (0.81%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.41%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (11.38%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.57%) vSphere
3 16 (6.50%) XenApp
4 14 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (4.88%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.03%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.81%) Xen
8 1 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 16 (6.50%) MOM
2 6 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 58 (23.58%) Oracle
2 36 (14.63%) VMware
3 26 (10.57%) Cisco
4 19 (7.72%) Citrix
5 14 (5.69%) Intel
6 13 (5.28%) CommVault
6 13 (5.28%) FalconStor
7 11 (4.47%) CheckPoint
8 9 (3.66%) Symantec
9 8 (3.25%) Nintex
10 4 (1.63%) JD Edwards
10 4 (1.63%) Sage
10 4 (1.63%) Pegasus
11 2 (0.81%) Apple
11 2 (0.81%) IBM
11 2 (0.81%) HP
11 2 (0.81%) Tableau
11 2 (0.81%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.41%) F5
12 1 (0.41%) Altiris
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