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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 66 36 51
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +15
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 20 59 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.06% 5.81% 4.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.70% 25.32% 18.15%
Number of salaries quoted 18 57 47
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £30,300 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
230 233 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 23.71% 22.93% 25.37%
Number of salaries quoted 203 207 255
Average salary £40,000 £38,250 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.57% -1.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,970 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014. 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
Leighton Buzzard +3 8 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Bedford -9 3 £36,250 +3.57% 2
Dunstable -5 2 £37,500 -1.96%
Luton +6 1 £37,500 -28.57%
Shefford - 1 £33,000 -
Biggleswade - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 45 (63.38%) Windows
1 45 (63.38%) VMware
2 40 (56.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (53.52%) Microsoft
4 32 (45.07%) MCSE
4 32 (45.07%) SAN
5 29 (40.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 27 (38.03%) SQL Server
6 27 (38.03%) Firewall
7 26 (36.62%) Active Directory
8 25 (35.21%) MCITP
9 22 (30.99%) Internet
10 21 (29.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (28.17%) Windows 7
12 19 (26.76%) Cisco
13 18 (25.35%) MS Office
13 18 (25.35%) MS Excel
13 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
13 18 (25.35%) VPN
13 18 (25.35%) Citrix
14 17 (23.94%) DNS
15 16 (22.54%) WAN
15 16 (22.54%) CCNA
15 16 (22.54%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (21.13%) LAN
16 15 (21.13%) Project Management
16 15 (21.13%) VMware ESX
17 14 (19.72%) MCSA
17 14 (19.72%) vSphere
18 13 (18.31%) MCP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 13 (18.31%) Lotus Domino
1 13 (18.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
3 9 (12.68%) IIS
3 9 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (11.27%) SharePoint
5 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (5.63%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (4.23%) IBM Notes
7 3 (4.23%) Lync
7 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (25.35%) MS Office
1 18 (25.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Office 365
2 2 (2.82%) SaaS
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (45.07%) SAN
2 27 (38.03%) Firewall
3 22 (30.99%) Internet
4 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
4 18 (25.35%) VPN
5 17 (23.94%) DNS
6 16 (22.54%) WAN
7 15 (21.13%) LAN
8 13 (18.31%) DHCP
9 10 (14.08%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (9.86%) Network Security
11 4 (5.63%) NAS
11 4 (5.63%) HTTP
11 4 (5.63%) HTTPS
11 4 (5.63%) SSL
12 3 (4.23%) VoIP
12 3 (4.23%) VLAN
13 1 (1.41%) Intranet
13 1 (1.41%) WLAN
13 1 (1.41%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (38.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (25.35%) Network Support
2 16 (22.54%) Network Engineer
3 13 (18.31%) Support Engineer
4 12 (16.90%) Administrator
5 11 (15.49%) Developer
5 11 (15.49%) Analyst
6 9 (12.68%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (11.27%) Programmer
8 7 (9.86%) Support Analyst
8 7 (9.86%) Network Support Analyst
8 7 (9.86%) Network Analyst
8 7 (9.86%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) Team Leader
9 6 (8.45%) Consultant
10 5 (7.04%) DBA
10 5 (7.04%) SQL DBA
11 4 (5.63%) Web Team Leader
11 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (5.63%) Network Administrator
11 4 (5.63%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.49%) .NET
2 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.45%) Silverlight
4 5 (7.04%) HTML
4 5 (7.04%) jQuery
4 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (5.63%) WCF
5 4 (5.63%) Ajax
5 4 (5.63%) WinForms
5 4 (5.63%) CSS
6 2 (2.82%) WPF
7 1 (1.41%) LINQ
7 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.41%) HTML5
7 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) SecurID
1 10 (14.08%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.45%) Replication
3 5 (7.04%) Clustering
4 2 (2.82%) EPoS
5 1 (1.41%) LIMS
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 45 (63.38%) Windows
2 40 (56.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (29.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (28.17%) Windows 7
5 13 (18.31%) Windows Phone 8
5 13 (18.31%) Windows Phone
5 13 (18.31%) Android
6 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (14.08%) VMS
7 5 (7.04%) Windows XP
8 4 (5.63%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.41%) Linux
9 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.13%) Project Management
2 12 (16.90%) ITIL
3 10 (14.08%) Mentoring
3 10 (14.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (12.68%) MVC
5 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.45%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.45%) Data Modelling
7 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.04%) Migration
7 5 (7.04%) Refactoring
7 5 (7.04%) Change Control
8 4 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.63%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.63%) Database Security
8 4 (5.63%) Web Development
8 4 (5.63%) Dimensional Modelling
9 3 (4.23%) Business Continuity
9 3 (4.23%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.49%) C#
2 10 (14.08%) SQL
3 8 (11.27%) T-SQL
4 6 (8.45%) VB6
4 6 (8.45%) VB
5 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.63%) VC++
7 2 (2.82%) XAML
Qualifications
1 32 (45.07%) MCSE
2 25 (35.21%) MCITP
3 16 (22.54%) CCNA
3 16 (22.54%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (19.72%) MCSA
5 13 (18.31%) MCP
6 11 (15.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (15.49%) MCTS
7 9 (12.68%) Degree
8 6 (8.45%) CCNP
9 4 (5.63%) VCP5
9 4 (5.63%) CIPD
9 4 (5.63%) ECDL
9 4 (5.63%) MCT
9 4 (5.63%) HND
9 4 (5.63%) CCA
9 4 (5.63%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (4.23%) CCIP
10 3 (4.23%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) QA
System Software
1 29 (40.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (36.62%) Active Directory
3 15 (21.13%) VMware ESX
4 14 (19.72%) vSphere
5 13 (18.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (9.86%) XenApp
7 5 (7.04%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (5.63%) UAG
8 4 (5.63%) ISA Server
8 4 (5.63%) Terminal Services
9 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
10 1 (1.41%) Firmware
10 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) McAfee ePO
1 10 (14.08%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.82%) Sysprep
3 1 (1.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (63.38%) VMware
2 38 (53.52%) Microsoft
3 19 (26.76%) Cisco
4 18 (25.35%) Citrix
5 13 (18.31%) Lotus
5 13 (18.31%) McAfee
6 10 (14.08%) Clearswift
6 10 (14.08%) Symantec
7 6 (8.45%) HP
8 3 (4.23%) Intel
8 3 (4.23%) NetApp
8 3 (4.23%) Veeam
9 2 (2.82%) Dell
10 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.41%) IBM
10 1 (1.41%) Oracle
10 1 (1.41%) 3Com
10 1 (1.41%) Altiris
10 1 (1.41%) F5
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