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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 51 53
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 32 66 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.83% 5.30% 4.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.64% 18.54% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 29 64 48
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £31,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,750 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
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
275 356 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 24.36% 28.59% 26.15%
Number of salaries quoted 221 329 249
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +3 14 £46,750 +33.57% 2
Luton -1 7 £32,750 -22.94% 1
Leighton Buzzard - 5 £50,000 - 1
Biggleswade - 1 £32,500 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 55 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 40 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 37 (61.67%) Windows
4 31 (51.67%) MCSE
5 30 (50.00%) Citrix
6 29 (48.33%) VMware
7 28 (46.67%) ITIL
8 26 (43.33%) MCSA
9 23 (38.33%) Active Directory
10 22 (36.67%) MS Exchange
10 22 (36.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 21 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (33.33%) MCP
13 19 (31.67%) XenApp
14 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (28.33%) Intel
15 17 (28.33%) vSphere
16 16 (26.67%) MS Excel
16 16 (26.67%) VMware ESX
16 16 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
17 15 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
17 15 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
18 14 (23.33%) VCP5
18 14 (23.33%) MVC
18 14 (23.33%) ASP.NET
18 14 (23.33%) .NET
18 14 (23.33%) C#

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 22 (36.67%) MS Exchange
2 16 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.00%) Lync
6 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.33%) Office 365
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) Internet
2 6 (10.00%) Firewall
2 6 (10.00%) Network Security
3 5 (8.33%) SAN
4 3 (5.00%) VPN
4 3 (5.00%) Intranet
4 3 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (3.33%) WAN
6 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.67%) LAN
6 1 (1.67%) PBX
6 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Developer
2 13 (21.67%) Consultant
2 13 (21.67%) Programmer
2 13 (21.67%) AWS Developer
3 9 (15.00%) Team Leader
4 8 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Web Team Leader
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 4 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 2 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Server Support
8 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Architect
8 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (1.67%) Service Analyst
9 1 (1.67%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) ASP.NET
1 14 (23.33%) .NET
2 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 7 (11.67%) HTML
3 7 (11.67%) jQuery
3 7 (11.67%) WCF
3 7 (11.67%) WinForms
4 6 (10.00%) Silverlight
4 6 (10.00%) Ajax
4 6 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (1.67%) Web Services
5 1 (1.67%) Flash
5 1 (1.67%) LINQ
5 1 (1.67%) HTML5
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Replication
2 2 (3.33%) Clustering
2 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.67%) LIMS
3 1 (1.67%) iPhone
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 37 (61.67%) Windows
2 21 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.33%) Linux
6 4 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.67%) Android
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (46.67%) ITIL
2 18 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (23.33%) MVC
4 7 (11.67%) Project Management
4 7 (11.67%) Migration
5 6 (10.00%) Web Development
5 6 (10.00%) ERP
5 6 (10.00%) Change Control
6 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.33%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.67%) OO
8 1 (1.67%) OOD
8 1 (1.67%) BCP
8 1 (1.67%) Scrum
8 1 (1.67%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.67%) TDD
8 1 (1.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) C#
2 13 (21.67%) VB
3 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.67%) VC++
3 7 (11.67%) VB6
4 6 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.67%) VBScript
5 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (51.67%) MCSE
2 26 (43.33%) MCSA
3 22 (36.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 20 (33.33%) MCP
5 14 (23.33%) VCP5
6 9 (15.00%) CCNA
6 9 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (11.67%) Degree
8 4 (6.67%) MCTS
8 4 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (5.00%) A+ Certification
9 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (5.00%) CCA
9 3 (5.00%) MCITP
10 1 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (38.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (31.67%) XenApp
4 17 (28.33%) vSphere
5 16 (26.67%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.00%) Terminal Services
6 3 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.67%) Xen
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 55 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 30 (50.00%) Citrix
3 29 (48.33%) VMware
4 17 (28.33%) Intel
5 5 (8.33%) SAP
6 4 (6.67%) Cisco
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle
8 1 (1.67%) CA
8 1 (1.67%) CommVault
8 1 (1.67%) HP
8 1 (1.67%) Mitel
8 1 (1.67%) FalconStor
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + £6,600 car allowance + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £22,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40 - 50k plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago