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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 73 37 78
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +41
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 58 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.40% 5.81% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 18.01% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 12 53 14
Median salary £46,250 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,050 £26,000 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median 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
180 322 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.98% 32.23% 24.32%
Number of salaries quoted 156 272 214
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +22.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedfordshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -27 5 £45,000 +73.07%
Leighton Buzzard +1 1 £50,000 -
Bedford -12 1 £22,500 -53.12%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (60.00%) MCSE
2 12 (60.00%) MCSA
3 10 (50.00%) MCP
3 10 (50.00%) Windows
4 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
4 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (30.00%) ITIL
6 6 (30.00%) VMware
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (25.00%) Firewall
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco
7 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (20.00%) Software Deployment
8 4 (20.00%) LAN
8 4 (20.00%) .NET
8 4 (20.00%) IIS
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (20.00%) Symantec
8 4 (20.00%) Intel Security
8 4 (20.00%) MCTS
8 4 (20.00%) MCITP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (20.00%) IIS
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) Office 365
3 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (15.00%) SAN
4 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 2 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (5.00%) DHCP
5 1 (5.00%) DNS
5 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) PowerShell Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Security Support Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Server Support
2 3 (15.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Wintel Support
2 3 (15.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (10.00%) C# Programmer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Operations Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Programmer
3 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Technology Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.00%) Ajax
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) Silverlight
3 1 (5.00%) WCF
3 1 (5.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (5.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (20.00%) Software Deployment
3 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 2 (10.00%) Data Security
4 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (10.00%) Logistics
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (10.00%) MVC
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (10.00%) Power Management
4 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) VBScript
3 2 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) MCSA
1 12 (60.00%) MCSE
2 10 (50.00%) MCP
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (20.00%) MCITP
4 4 (20.00%) MCTS
5 3 (15.00%) Degree
6 2 (10.00%) CCDP
6 2 (10.00%) CCNA
6 2 (10.00%) MCDST
6 2 (10.00%) VCP6
6 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (5.00%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (5.00%) MBA
7 1 (5.00%) MCSD
7 1 (5.00%) MOS
7 1 (5.00%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) Intel Security
4 4 (20.00%) Symantec
5 3 (15.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) 3Com
6 2 (10.00%) Akamai
6 2 (10.00%) EMC
6 2 (10.00%) F5
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix
7 1 (5.00%) Dell
7 1 (5.00%) Draytek
7 1 (5.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) Meraki
7 1 (5.00%) NETGEAR
7 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL