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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 70 199 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 24.91% 41.54% 32.22%
As % of the Vendors category 52.24% 70.57% 54.38%
Number of salaries quoted 61 191 86
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,000 £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
134 282 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 47.69% 58.87% 59.26%
Number of salaries quoted 95 272 159
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 28 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bedford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 138 (71.50%) MS Excel
2 94 (48.70%) .NET
3 93 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (40.93%) C#
5 76 (39.38%) Scrum
6 70 (36.27%) ASP.NET
7 67 (34.72%) SQL Server
8 53 (27.46%) MVC
9 52 (26.94%) Windows
9 52 (26.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 48 (24.87%) HTML
11 44 (22.80%) SQL
12 43 (22.28%) JavaScript
13 42 (21.76%) Oracle
13 42 (21.76%) Coaching
14 41 (21.24%) Visual Studio
14 41 (21.24%) Performance Management
15 40 (20.73%) WCF
16 39 (20.21%) TDD
16 39 (20.21%) CSS
17 36 (18.65%) Disaster Recovery
17 36 (18.65%) Stakeholder Management
17 36 (18.65%) VMware
18 34 (17.62%) Active Directory
18 34 (17.62%) Silverlight
19 33 (17.10%) Team Foundation Server
20 32 (16.58%) vSphere
21 30 (15.54%) SQL Server 2008
22 29 (15.03%) WPF
22 29 (15.03%) Mentoring

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (11.40%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (7.77%) SharePoint
5 14 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.04%) Node.js
8 1 (0.52%) IIS
8 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 138 (71.50%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.33%) MS Visio
3 16 (8.29%) MS Office
4 2 (1.04%) MS Project
4 2 (1.04%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (2.07%) Pegasus Opera
2 3 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.59%) SaaS
3 3 (1.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.40%) Network Security
2 18 (9.33%) WAN
3 17 (8.81%) Firewall
4 16 (8.29%) OSPF
4 16 (8.29%) BGP
4 16 (8.29%) SAN
4 16 (8.29%) LAN
4 16 (8.29%) Spanning Tree
4 16 (8.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (7.25%) Fibre Channel
6 12 (6.22%) TCP/IP
7 10 (5.18%) Wireshark
8 9 (4.66%) tcpdump
9 5 (2.59%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.04%) VLAN
10 2 (1.04%) Intranet
10 2 (1.04%) Internet
10 2 (1.04%) SMTP
10 2 (1.04%) MPLS
11 1 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (34.72%) SQL Server
2 30 (15.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (7.77%) SQL Server 2000
4 9 (4.66%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (4.66%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (4.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (4.66%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.59%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.55%) FileMaker
8 3 (1.55%) MS Access
8 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 41 (21.24%) Visual Studio
2 33 (17.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (7.25%) Rhino Mocks
3 14 (7.25%) Moq
4 11 (5.70%) NUnit
5 5 (2.59%) MSTest
6 2 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 12 (6.22%) Finance
2 3 (1.55%) Marketing
3 2 (1.04%) Retail
4 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (20.21%) Development Manager
2 34 (17.62%) Developer
3 33 (17.10%) Consultant
4 31 (16.06%) Analyst
5 26 (13.47%) Architect
6 24 (12.44%) .NET Developer
7 20 (10.36%) Lead Architect
8 18 (9.33%) Senior Development Manager
8 18 (9.33%) Senior Manager
9 16 (8.29%) Technical Architect
10 13 (6.74%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (6.74%) Support Engineer
10 13 (6.74%) Lead Technical Architect
11 12 (6.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (6.22%) Network Consultant
11 12 (6.22%) C# Developer
11 12 (6.22%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (5.70%) Senior Developer
13 10 (5.18%) ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (5.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (48.70%) .NET
2 70 (36.27%) ASP.NET
3 52 (26.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 48 (24.87%) HTML
5 40 (20.73%) WCF
6 39 (20.21%) CSS
7 34 (17.62%) Silverlight
8 29 (15.03%) WPF
9 26 (13.47%) .NET Framework
10 25 (12.95%) LINQ
10 25 (12.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 24 (12.44%) Entity Framework
11 24 (12.44%) jQuery
12 21 (10.88%) Web Services
13 20 (10.36%) Ajax
14 17 (8.81%) WinForms
15 15 (7.77%) AngularJS
16 9 (4.66%) ADO.NET
17 7 (3.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 5 (2.59%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.81%) N-Tier
2 12 (6.22%) Replication
3 5 (2.59%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.59%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (2.59%) User Experience
4 4 (2.07%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.52%) GIS
6 1 (0.52%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.52%) iSeries
6 1 (0.52%) Photography
6 1 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 52 (26.94%) Windows
2 19 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (8.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.55%) UNIX
6 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.04%) Linux
6 2 (1.04%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.52%) Android
7 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (39.38%) Scrum
3 53 (27.46%) MVC
4 42 (21.76%) Coaching
5 41 (21.24%) Performance Management
6 39 (20.21%) TDD
7 36 (18.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 36 (18.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (15.03%) Mentoring
9 26 (13.47%) Software Engineering
10 23 (11.92%) People Management
11 22 (11.40%) ITIL
11 22 (11.40%) Matrix Management
12 18 (9.33%) OOD
13 15 (7.77%) Network Management
13 15 (7.77%) Load Balancing
14 14 (7.25%) OO
15 11 (5.70%) Multithreading
16 10 (5.18%) BPMN
16 10 (5.18%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 79 (40.93%) C#
2 44 (22.80%) SQL
3 43 (22.28%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.74%) T-SQL
5 8 (4.15%) VB
6 2 (1.04%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.04%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (11.40%) CCNP
1 22 (11.40%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (8.29%) CCSA
3 16 (8.29%) CCDP
4 15 (7.77%) MCSE
4 15 (7.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 15 (7.77%) CCSE
5 11 (5.70%) VCP5
5 11 (5.70%) Check Point Certification
5 11 (5.70%) MCP
6 10 (5.18%) MCSA
7 8 (4.15%) CCNA
8 6 (3.11%) Degree
9 2 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.52%) ISEB
10 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.52%) CBAP
10 1 (0.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.52%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (17.62%) Active Directory
2 32 (16.58%) vSphere
3 22 (11.40%) XenApp
4 18 (9.33%) VMware ESX
5 17 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (2.59%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.04%) Xen
8 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (4.66%) MOM
2 6 (3.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 42 (21.76%) Oracle
2 36 (18.65%) VMware
3 28 (14.51%) Cisco
4 22 (11.40%) Citrix
5 20 (10.36%) Intel
6 16 (8.29%) CheckPoint
7 13 (6.74%) FalconStor
7 13 (6.74%) CommVault
8 8 (4.15%) Symantec
9 4 (2.07%) Pegasus
9 4 (2.07%) JD Edwards
9 4 (2.07%) Sage
10 3 (1.55%) Nintex
11 2 (1.04%) Tableau
11 2 (1.04%) IBM
12 1 (0.52%) Adobe
12 1 (0.52%) HP
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