The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 35 44 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 14.89% 14.19% 21.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.64% 88.00% 89.36%
Number of salaries quoted 34 40 76
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £33,400 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,850 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.36%
Windows
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Operating Systems Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
55 50 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 23.40% 16.13% 23.50%
Number of salaries quoted 54 43 86
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £33,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Windows
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Bedford region.

Windows Salary Trend in Bedford

Windows
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Windows Salary Histogram in Bedford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 49 (65.33%) SQL Server
2 46 (61.33%) .NET
2 46 (61.33%) Microsoft
3 36 (48.00%) MS Excel
3 36 (48.00%) C#
4 32 (42.67%) ASP.NET
5 31 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (40.00%) WCF
7 28 (37.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 28 (37.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (37.33%) MVC
8 27 (36.00%) Scrum
9 26 (34.67%) WinForms
9 26 (34.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 25 (33.33%) WPF
11 23 (30.67%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (30.67%) TDD
11 23 (30.67%) Windows Server
12 21 (28.00%) Rhino Mocks
12 21 (28.00%) Moq
12 21 (28.00%) VMware
13 19 (25.33%) CSS
13 19 (25.33%) HTML
13 19 (25.33%) JavaScript
13 19 (25.33%) Active Directory
14 17 (22.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (22.67%) .NET Framework
14 17 (22.67%) jQuery
14 17 (22.67%) Team Foundation Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Windows 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 Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (18.67%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (14.67%) SharePoint
4 8 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.33%) Node.js
6 3 (4.00%) IIS
7 1 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (48.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 28 (37.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.67%) Office 365
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) DNS
1 4 (5.33%) Firewall
2 3 (4.00%) SSL
3 2 (2.67%) DHCP
3 2 (2.67%) SAN
3 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.67%) Wireless
4 1 (1.33%) Internet
4 1 (1.33%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.33%) VLAN
4 1 (1.33%) VPN
4 1 (1.33%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (65.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (28.00%) Moq
1 21 (28.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 17 (22.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (21.33%) Visual Studio
4 13 (17.33%) MSTest
4 13 (17.33%) NUnit
5 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.00%) Selenium
5 3 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (2.67%) Subversion
7 1 (1.33%) AccuRev
7 1 (1.33%) JIRA
7 1 (1.33%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.33%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (17.33%) Retail
2 2 (2.67%) Finance
3 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.33%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 36 (48.00%) Developer
2 31 (41.33%) .NET Developer
3 20 (26.67%) C# Developer
4 18 (24.00%) Senior Developer
5 17 (22.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (22.67%) Senior .NET Developer
5 17 (22.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 17 (22.67%) Senior C# Developer
6 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (20.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (20.00%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 14 (18.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 13 (17.33%) C# Software Developer
9 12 (16.00%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 10 (13.33%) .NET Software Developer
10 10 (13.33%) Senior .NET Software Developer
10 10 (13.33%) Senior Software Developer
11 9 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (10.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (61.33%) .NET
2 32 (42.67%) ASP.NET
3 30 (40.00%) WCF
4 28 (37.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (34.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 26 (34.67%) WinForms
6 25 (33.33%) WPF
7 19 (25.33%) CSS
7 19 (25.33%) HTML
8 17 (22.67%) .NET Framework
8 17 (22.67%) jQuery
9 15 (20.00%) Ajax
9 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (20.00%) HTML5
10 14 (18.67%) ADO.NET
10 14 (18.67%) AngularJS
10 14 (18.67%) Entity Framework
11 13 (17.33%) Razor View Engine
11 13 (17.33%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Inversion of Control
1 13 (17.33%) Tandem
2 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.67%) N-Tier
3 4 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.67%) Replication
5 2 (2.67%) Wiki
6 1 (1.33%) AS400
6 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.33%) iSeries
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.67%) Windows Server
2 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.33%) Windows 8
5 3 (4.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.67%) Linux
7 1 (1.33%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (37.33%) MVC
3 27 (36.00%) Scrum
4 23 (30.67%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (30.67%) TDD
5 15 (20.00%) Kanban
6 14 (18.67%) Multithreading
7 13 (17.33%) Dependency Injection
7 13 (17.33%) MVVM
7 13 (17.33%) OOD
7 13 (17.33%) Web Application Development
8 12 (16.00%) ITIL
9 10 (13.33%) DevOps
9 10 (13.33%) OO
10 9 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (12.00%) Presales
11 8 (10.67%) SOLID
12 7 (9.33%) Mentoring
12 7 (9.33%) Server Building
12 7 (9.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (48.00%) C#
2 19 (25.33%) JavaScript
3 14 (18.67%) PowerShell
4 9 (12.00%) Ruby
5 8 (10.67%) Bash Shell
6 5 (6.67%) SQL
7 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.67%) Java
8 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.33%) C++
9 1 (1.33%) VB
9 1 (1.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (22.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (20.00%) MCSE
3 14 (18.67%) MCP
4 12 (16.00%) MCSA
5 10 (13.33%) VCP5
5 10 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (5.33%) Degree
6 4 (5.33%) MCITP
7 2 (2.67%) CCA
7 2 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.33%) CCIP
8 1 (1.33%) CCNA
8 1 (1.33%) CCNP
8 1 (1.33%) CCSP
8 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.33%) MCDST
8 1 (1.33%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.33%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (25.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 13 (17.33%) vSphere
5 11 (14.67%) XenApp
6 4 (5.33%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.67%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (10.67%) MOM
3 5 (6.67%) SCCM
4 2 (2.67%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 46 (61.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.00%) VMware
3 11 (14.67%) Citrix
3 11 (14.67%) Intel
4 4 (5.33%) Dell
5 3 (4.00%) Avaya
6 2 (2.67%) Adobe
6 2 (2.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.67%) Draytek
6 2 (2.67%) HP
6 2 (2.67%) NETGEAR
6 2 (2.67%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.33%) Cisco
7 1 (1.33%) IBM
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle
7 1 (1.33%) Sage
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