The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 53 44 61
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 65 62 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.94% 5.36% 2.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.88% 20.00% 8.81%
Number of salaries quoted 61 59 28
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £70,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
385 310 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 29.26% 26.79% 31.33%
Number of salaries quoted 357 257 290
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% -8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
East of England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Bedford +1 50 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Luton -8 7 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 101 (80.80%) Windows
2 92 (73.60%) Microsoft
3 80 (64.00%) DNS
4 77 (61.60%) MCSE
4 77 (61.60%) Firewall
5 70 (56.00%) VPN
6 69 (55.20%) SQL Server
7 67 (53.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 66 (52.80%) VMware
8 66 (52.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (41.60%) MS Office
10 50 (40.00%) MS Exchange
11 48 (38.40%) IIS
12 47 (37.60%) MCP
12 47 (37.60%) Cisco
12 47 (37.60%) Citrix
13 46 (36.80%) VMware Infrastructure
14 44 (35.20%) SAN
14 44 (35.20%) DHCP
14 44 (35.20%) MS Excel
15 40 (32.00%) TCP/IP
15 40 (32.00%) Windows 7
16 37 (29.60%) SharePoint
17 36 (28.80%) SQL
17 36 (28.80%) Exchange Server 2010
18 34 (27.20%) LAN
18 34 (27.20%) WAN
18 34 (27.20%) Cisco Certification
19 32 (25.60%) Symantec
19 32 (25.60%) Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 50 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 48 (38.40%) IIS
3 37 (29.60%) SharePoint
4 36 (28.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (25.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (24.00%) SharePoint Server
7 19 (15.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 19 (15.20%) Lotus Domino
8 15 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.40%) Lync
9 3 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.80%) Node.js
Applications
1 52 (41.60%) MS Office
2 44 (35.20%) MS Excel
3 14 (11.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.80%) Mingle
4 1 (0.80%) Windchill
4 1 (0.80%) Pro/ENGINEER
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (64.00%) DNS
2 77 (61.60%) Firewall
3 70 (56.00%) VPN
4 44 (35.20%) SAN
4 44 (35.20%) DHCP
5 40 (32.00%) TCP/IP
6 34 (27.20%) LAN
6 34 (27.20%) WAN
7 30 (24.00%) SSL
8 27 (21.60%) Internet
9 19 (15.20%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (14.40%) HTTP
10 18 (14.40%) HTTPS
10 18 (14.40%) Network Security
11 16 (12.80%) VLAN
12 11 (8.80%) VRRP
13 7 (5.60%) NetScaler
14 5 (4.00%) IPsec
14 5 (4.00%) Kerberos
15 4 (3.20%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (55.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.20%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.40%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.80%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.80%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (7.20%) MSTest
1 9 (7.20%) NUnit
2 8 (6.40%) Rhino Mocks
2 8 (6.40%) Moq
3 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 18 (14.40%) Finance
2 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.80%) Military
3 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.80%) Legal
3 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (23.20%) Analyst
2 25 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 23 (18.40%) 3rd Line Support
4 22 (17.60%) Support Engineer
4 22 (17.60%) Network Engineer
5 20 (16.00%) Network Support
6 19 (15.20%) PC Support
6 19 (15.20%) PC Engineer
7 15 (12.00%) Developer
7 15 (12.00%) Systems Engineer
8 12 (9.60%) Network Support Engineer
8 12 (9.60%) PC Support Engineer
9 11 (8.80%) Network Analyst
9 11 (8.80%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 10 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (8.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
11 9 (7.20%) .NET Developer
11 9 (7.20%) Network Support Analyst
12 8 (6.40%) Administrator
12 8 (6.40%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.20%) .NET
2 14 (11.20%) WCF
3 12 (9.60%) ASP.NET
4 9 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 9 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (6.40%) WinForms
5 8 (6.40%) WPF
5 8 (6.40%) Spring.NET
5 8 (6.40%) Castle Windsor
5 8 (6.40%) Ninject
5 8 (6.40%) Razor View Engine
5 8 (6.40%) Unity DI Container
6 7 (5.60%) Web Services
7 6 (4.80%) XML
8 4 (3.20%) HTML
8 4 (3.20%) Silverlight
9 3 (2.40%) WF
9 3 (2.40%) XSD
9 3 (2.40%) XSLT
10 1 (0.80%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.00%) Blackberry
2 19 (15.20%) SecurID
3 13 (10.40%) Clustering
4 9 (7.20%) Replication
4 9 (7.20%) Firmware
5 8 (6.40%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (4.80%) Thin Client
6 6 (4.80%) Mathematics
6 6 (4.80%) Fat Client
7 5 (4.00%) PKI
8 4 (3.20%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (2.40%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.80%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.80%) iPhone
10 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 101 (80.80%) Windows
2 67 (53.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (52.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (32.00%) Windows 7
5 28 (22.40%) Windows XP
6 27 (21.60%) Windows Vista
7 19 (15.20%) Android
7 19 (15.20%) VMS
7 19 (15.20%) Windows Phone 8
7 19 (15.20%) Windows Phone
8 4 (3.20%) Linux
9 3 (2.40%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.60%) CentOS
10 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.80%) UNIX
11 1 (0.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.20%) ITIL
2 19 (15.20%) Change Control
3 13 (10.40%) Software Deployment
4 12 (9.60%) TDD
5 10 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (7.20%) MVC
7 8 (6.40%) Scrum
7 8 (6.40%) Kanban
7 8 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (6.40%) Dependency Injection
7 8 (6.40%) MVVM
7 8 (6.40%) Web Application Development
8 7 (5.60%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.00%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.00%) Project Management
10 4 (3.20%) Software Engineering
10 4 (3.20%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.20%) Server Monitoring
11 3 (2.40%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 36 (28.80%) SQL
2 15 (12.00%) C#
3 5 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.20%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.40%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.40%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (61.60%) MCSE
2 47 (37.60%) MCP
3 34 (27.20%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (24.80%) CCNA
5 27 (21.60%) MCSA
6 25 (20.00%) CCNP
7 22 (17.60%) CCSP
8 21 (16.80%) CCIP
9 15 (12.00%) MCITP
10 14 (11.20%) Security+ Certification
11 11 (8.80%) MCTS
11 11 (8.80%) Degree
11 11 (8.80%) Citrix Certification
12 10 (8.00%) CCA
13 9 (7.20%) MCAD
13 9 (7.20%) MCSD
14 8 (6.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (5.60%) CCIA
16 3 (2.40%) HP AIS
16 3 (2.40%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (36.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (24.00%) Terminal Services
3 26 (20.80%) Active Directory
4 22 (17.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 21 (16.80%) vSphere
5 21 (16.80%) Forefront TMG
6 19 (15.20%) ISA Server
6 19 (15.20%) UAG
7 17 (13.60%) XenApp
8 13 (10.40%) Hyper-V
8 13 (10.40%) MetaFrame
9 8 (6.40%) XenServer
9 8 (6.40%) XenDesktop
10 5 (4.00%) NFS
11 2 (1.60%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (15.20%) Backup Exec
1 19 (15.20%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (10.40%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.20%) MOM
3 4 (3.20%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 92 (73.60%) Microsoft
2 66 (52.80%) VMware
3 47 (37.60%) Cisco
3 47 (37.60%) Citrix
4 32 (25.60%) Symantec
5 19 (15.20%) Clearswift
5 19 (15.20%) McAfee
5 19 (15.20%) Lotus
6 13 (10.40%) HP
7 7 (5.60%) Civica
7 7 (5.60%) Comino
8 6 (4.80%) Wyse
9 5 (4.00%) IBM
9 5 (4.00%) Dell
10 4 (3.20%) Oracle
10 4 (3.20%) CA
11 2 (1.60%) EMC
11 2 (1.60%) NetApp
11 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.60%) Veeam
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £32000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus 12.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Depends on experience + Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum plus Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +corporate benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 20% on call 1 week in 3 payment
Posted: 23 days ago