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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 55 48 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 34 55 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.14% 5.34% 5.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.60% 19.30% 21.84%
Number of salaries quoted 29 51 65
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -1.33%
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
293 285 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 27.08% 27.70% 27.08%
Number of salaries quoted 245 267 278
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +1 16 £40,000 - 4
Leighton Buzzard +2 9 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Luton +3 4 £31,500 +3.27% 3
Dunstable - 1 £40,000 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 42 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 31 (60.78%) Windows
3 30 (58.82%) SQL Server
4 25 (49.02%) VMware
5 24 (47.06%) MCSE
6 22 (43.14%) Citrix
7 19 (37.25%) Active Directory
7 19 (37.25%) MCSA
8 18 (35.29%) ITIL
9 16 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (29.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (29.41%) MCP
10 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
11 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (27.45%) XenApp
12 13 (25.49%) vSphere
12 13 (25.49%) Internet
13 12 (23.53%) MS Excel
13 12 (23.53%) ASP.NET
13 12 (23.53%) .NET
13 12 (23.53%) C#
13 12 (23.53%) VMware ESX
13 12 (23.53%) MVC
14 11 (21.57%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (21.57%) VB
14 11 (21.57%) Intel
15 10 (19.61%) CCNA
15 10 (19.61%) Cisco Certification
15 10 (19.61%) MS Office

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 9 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.92%) Lync
4 2 (3.92%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 10 (19.61%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.49%) Internet
2 10 (19.61%) Firewall
3 8 (15.69%) SAN
4 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.84%) VPN
5 3 (5.88%) WAN
6 2 (3.92%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.92%) DHCP
6 2 (3.92%) LAN
6 2 (3.92%) DNS
6 2 (3.92%) Intranet
7 1 (1.96%) Network Security
7 1 (1.96%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Developer
2 11 (21.57%) Programmer
3 9 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Consultant
4 7 (13.73%) Team Leader
5 6 (11.76%) Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Web Team Leader
7 4 (7.84%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (7.84%) Server Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Network Support
7 4 (7.84%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Network Support Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Network Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Wintel Server Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Service Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) ASP.NET
1 12 (23.53%) .NET
2 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (11.76%) WinForms
3 6 (11.76%) WCF
3 6 (11.76%) jQuery
3 6 (11.76%) HTML
4 5 (9.80%) CSS
4 5 (9.80%) Ajax
4 5 (9.80%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.96%) Web Services
5 1 (1.96%) Flash
5 1 (1.96%) LINQ
5 1 (1.96%) HTML5
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Replication
2 4 (7.84%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.92%) SecurID
4 1 (1.96%) LIMS
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 31 (60.78%) Windows
2 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.84%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.84%) Linux
4 4 (7.84%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.88%) Android
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Phone
6 2 (3.92%) VMS
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) ITIL
2 12 (23.53%) MVC
3 11 (21.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (15.69%) Project Management
5 5 (9.80%) Web Development
5 5 (9.80%) Migration
5 5 (9.80%) Change Control
6 4 (7.84%) ERP
7 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.92%) Business Analysis
9 1 (1.96%) OO
9 1 (1.96%) OOD
9 1 (1.96%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (1.96%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.96%) Refactoring
9 1 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.96%) TDD
9 1 (1.96%) Scrum
9 1 (1.96%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) C#
2 11 (21.57%) VB
3 6 (11.76%) VB6
3 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 6 (11.76%) VC++
4 4 (7.84%) SQL
5 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.96%) VBScript
5 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) MCSE
2 19 (37.25%) MCSA
3 15 (29.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 15 (29.41%) MCP
4 10 (19.61%) CCNA
4 10 (19.61%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (15.69%) VCP5
6 5 (9.80%) MCITP
7 4 (7.84%) MCTS
7 4 (7.84%) Degree
7 4 (7.84%) A+ Certification
8 2 (3.92%) VCP4
8 2 (3.92%) CCA
8 2 (3.92%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.96%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (37.25%) Active Directory
2 16 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (27.45%) XenApp
4 13 (25.49%) vSphere
5 12 (23.53%) VMware ESX
6 4 (7.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.92%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.96%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
1 2 (3.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 25 (49.02%) VMware
3 22 (43.14%) Citrix
4 11 (21.57%) Intel
5 6 (11.76%) Cisco
6 4 (7.84%) SAP
7 2 (3.92%) Symantec
7 2 (3.92%) McAfee
7 2 (3.92%) Clearswift
7 2 (3.92%) Lotus
7 2 (3.92%) HP
8 1 (1.96%) Dell
8 1 (1.96%) CA
8 1 (1.96%) CommVault
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle
8 1 (1.96%) FalconStor
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