The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 36 35 72
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +37
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 59 68 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.74% 5.83% 2.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.44% 18.94% 10.96%
Number of salaries quoted 56 64 18
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -11.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £25,000 £24,452
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
320 359 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 31.16% 30.76% 20.98%
Number of salaries quoted 276 310 194
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £67,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -6 26 £55,000 +64.17% 2
Luton +10 21 £37,500 -23.07% 1
Dunstable -11 2 £32,750 -6.42% 1
Leighton Buzzard - 2 £45,000 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 82 (89.13%) Microsoft
2 71 (77.17%) Windows
3 63 (68.48%) MCSE
3 63 (68.48%) VMware
4 52 (56.52%) Active Directory
5 50 (54.35%) Citrix
5 50 (54.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (52.17%) ITIL
7 45 (48.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 44 (47.83%) MCSA
9 42 (45.65%) SQL Server
9 42 (45.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 40 (43.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 39 (42.39%) MS Exchange
12 37 (40.22%) Intel
13 33 (35.87%) VMware ESX
14 32 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2007
15 31 (33.70%) MCP
16 29 (31.52%) Windows Server 2008
17 28 (30.43%) MS Excel
18 27 (29.35%) vSphere
19 26 (28.26%) Exchange Server 2003
20 25 (27.17%) XenApp
21 23 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
21 23 (25.00%) VCP5
22 22 (23.91%) Disaster Recovery
23 21 (22.83%) Server Building
24 19 (20.65%) SAN
25 17 (18.48%) SQL
25 17 (18.48%) Degree

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 39 (42.39%) MS Exchange
2 32 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 26 (28.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 23 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (14.13%) SharePoint
6 8 (8.70%) Lync
6 8 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (6.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.17%) IIS
9 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.09%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.04%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) SAP Business One
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.87%) Office 365
3 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.65%) SAN
2 13 (14.13%) TCP/IP
3 12 (13.04%) DNS
3 12 (13.04%) DHCP
3 12 (13.04%) Firewall
3 12 (13.04%) iSCSI
4 11 (11.96%) Network Security
5 6 (6.52%) WAN
6 5 (5.43%) LAN
6 5 (5.43%) PBX
7 3 (3.26%) Internet
8 2 (2.17%) MPLS
8 2 (2.17%) VPN
9 1 (1.09%) SSL
9 1 (1.09%) Intranet
9 1 (1.09%) Wireless
9 1 (1.09%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.09%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (45.65%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (6.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.09%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.09%) Legal
2 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.09%) Retail
2 1 (1.09%) Billing
2 1 (1.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (16.30%) Consultant
2 12 (13.04%) Team Leader
3 10 (10.87%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) DBA
5 6 (6.52%) Analyst
5 6 (6.52%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Programmer
6 5 (5.43%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) Developer
6 5 (5.43%) Administrator
6 5 (5.43%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) AWS Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Technical Leader
7 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.26%) SQL DBA
8 3 (3.26%) SQL Server DBA
9 2 (2.17%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.43%) .NET
1 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.26%) CSS
2 3 (3.26%) HTML
2 3 (3.26%) Ajax
2 3 (3.26%) Silverlight
2 3 (3.26%) jQuery
3 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (2.17%) WCF
3 2 (2.17%) WinForms
4 1 (1.09%) Web Services
4 1 (1.09%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Clustering
2 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.26%) Replication
4 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.09%) Statistics
5 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 71 (77.17%) Windows
2 50 (54.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 42 (45.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (31.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.61%) Linux
6 6 (6.52%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.26%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (3.26%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.09%) Android
9 1 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (52.17%) ITIL
2 22 (23.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (22.83%) Server Building
4 13 (14.13%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (9.78%) Migration
5 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 7 (7.61%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.52%) High Availability
8 6 (6.52%) Performance Management
8 6 (6.52%) ERP
9 5 (5.43%) Identity Management
9 5 (5.43%) MVC
9 5 (5.43%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (4.35%) BCP
11 3 (3.26%) Supplier Management
11 3 (3.26%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (3.26%) Web Development
11 3 (3.26%) Time Management
12 2 (2.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.48%) SQL
2 8 (8.70%) VB
3 5 (5.43%) C#
4 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.17%) VC++
5 2 (2.17%) VB6
5 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.09%) VBScript
6 1 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 63 (68.48%) MCSE
2 44 (47.83%) MCSA
3 40 (43.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 31 (33.70%) MCP
5 23 (25.00%) VCP5
6 17 (18.48%) Degree
7 16 (17.39%) Citrix Certification
8 14 (15.22%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (15.22%) CCNA
9 12 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (10.87%) CCA
11 7 (7.61%) VCAP
12 5 (5.43%) MCTS
13 3 (3.26%) A+ Certification
14 2 (2.17%) VCP4
15 1 (1.09%) MCITP
15 1 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
15 1 (1.09%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 45 (48.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (35.87%) VMware ESX
4 27 (29.35%) vSphere
5 25 (27.17%) XenApp
6 13 (14.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 11 (11.96%) Terminal Services
8 4 (4.35%) Terminal Server
9 3 (3.26%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) SCCM
2 5 (5.43%) Windows Intune
3 1 (1.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 82 (89.13%) Microsoft
2 63 (68.48%) VMware
3 50 (54.35%) Citrix
4 37 (40.22%) Intel
5 12 (13.04%) Cisco
6 8 (8.70%) Oracle
7 5 (5.43%) SAP
8 4 (4.35%) Mitel
9 3 (3.26%) Juniper
9 3 (3.26%) Websense
10 2 (2.17%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.09%) CA
11 1 (1.09%) CommVault
11 1 (1.09%) HP
11 1 (1.09%) Dell
11 1 (1.09%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.09%) Draytek
11 1 (1.09%) NETGEAR
11 1 (1.09%) FalconStor
11 1 (1.09%) F5
Luton, Bedfordshire
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £22,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bedfordshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £58000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + car, bonus, full bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £55,000 to £62,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Flint IT Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago