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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 45 45 66
Rank change year-on-year
0 +21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 50 64 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.54% 5.47% 2.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.06% 18.99% 10.24%
Number of salaries quoted 46 62 20
Average salary £43,750 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £62,500 £70,000
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
332 337 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 30.15% 28.80% 23.45%
Number of salaries quoted 282 293 215
Average salary £45,000 £37,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.62% -26.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 20 £48,750 +39.28% 2
Luton -2 19 £37,500 -33.33% 4
Leighton Buzzard - 2 £45,000 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 74 (88.10%) Microsoft
2 63 (75.00%) Windows
3 53 (63.10%) MCSE
3 53 (63.10%) VMware
4 47 (55.95%) Citrix
5 46 (54.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (52.38%) Active Directory
7 43 (51.19%) ITIL
8 42 (50.00%) SQL Server
9 40 (47.62%) MCSA
10 38 (45.24%) VMware Infrastructure
10 38 (45.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 35 (41.67%) MS Exchange
12 33 (39.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 29 (34.52%) Intel
14 28 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
14 28 (33.33%) VMware ESX
15 26 (30.95%) MS Excel
15 26 (30.95%) MCP
15 26 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (28.57%) vSphere
17 23 (27.38%) Exchange Server 2003
18 22 (26.19%) XenApp
19 21 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
20 20 (23.81%) VCP5
20 20 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
21 19 (22.62%) SAN
22 17 (20.24%) SQL
23 16 (19.05%) Degree
23 16 (19.05%) Server Building

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 35 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 28 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 23 (27.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 20 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 7 (8.33%) Lync
6 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.38%) IIS
9 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.19%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (30.95%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.90%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) SAP Business One
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.71%) Office 365
3 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.62%) SAN
2 12 (14.29%) iSCSI
3 11 (13.10%) Network Security
4 10 (11.90%) Firewall
4 10 (11.90%) TCP/IP
5 9 (10.71%) DNS
5 9 (10.71%) DHCP
6 6 (7.14%) WAN
7 5 (5.95%) LAN
7 5 (5.95%) Internet
8 4 (4.76%) PBX
9 2 (2.38%) VPN
9 2 (2.38%) Intranet
10 1 (1.19%) MPLS
10 1 (1.19%) Wireless
10 1 (1.19%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.19%) BIG-IP
10 1 (1.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.19%) Couchbase
General
1 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.19%) Billing
3 1 (1.19%) Finance
3 1 (1.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Consultant
2 10 (11.90%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 8 (9.52%) Team Leader
4 7 (8.33%) Developer
4 7 (8.33%) Programmer
4 7 (8.33%) AWS Developer
5 6 (7.14%) DBA
5 6 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Office 365 Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.57%) SQL DBA
8 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.57%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (3.57%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) .NET
1 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.76%) CSS
2 4 (4.76%) HTML
2 4 (4.76%) Ajax
2 4 (4.76%) Silverlight
2 4 (4.76%) jQuery
3 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (3.57%) WCF
3 3 (3.57%) WinForms
4 1 (1.19%) Web Services
4 1 (1.19%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Clustering
2 5 (5.95%) Replication
3 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.19%) Statistics
6 1 (1.19%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 63 (75.00%) Windows
2 46 (54.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 38 (45.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.14%) Linux
5 6 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.19%) ITIL
2 21 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (19.05%) Server Building
4 12 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (13.10%) Migration
6 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (9.52%) Service Delivery
8 7 (8.33%) MVC
9 6 (7.14%) Performance Management
9 6 (7.14%) High Availability
9 6 (7.14%) Mentoring
9 6 (7.14%) ERP
10 4 (4.76%) BCP
10 4 (4.76%) Identity Management
10 4 (4.76%) Web Development
10 4 (4.76%) Change Control
10 4 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (3.57%) Time Management
11 3 (3.57%) Supplier Management
11 3 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.24%) SQL
2 9 (10.71%) VB
3 7 (8.33%) C#
4 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.57%) VC++
5 3 (3.57%) VB6
6 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.19%) VBScript
7 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (63.10%) MCSE
2 40 (47.62%) MCSA
3 33 (39.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 26 (30.95%) MCP
5 20 (23.81%) VCP5
6 16 (19.05%) Degree
7 15 (17.86%) Citrix Certification
8 12 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (14.29%) CCNA
9 11 (13.10%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (10.71%) CCA
11 5 (5.95%) VCAP
12 4 (4.76%) MCTS
13 3 (3.57%) A+ Certification
14 2 (2.38%) VCP4
15 1 (1.19%) MCITP
15 1 (1.19%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 38 (45.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 24 (28.57%) vSphere
5 22 (26.19%) XenApp
6 12 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 11 (13.10%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.57%) ISA Server
8 3 (3.57%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) SCCM
2 4 (4.76%) Windows Intune
3 1 (1.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 74 (88.10%) Microsoft
2 53 (63.10%) VMware
3 47 (55.95%) Citrix
4 29 (34.52%) Intel
5 10 (11.90%) Cisco
6 8 (9.52%) Oracle
7 5 (5.95%) SAP
8 4 (4.76%) Mitel
9 3 (3.57%) Websense
9 3 (3.57%) Juniper
10 1 (1.19%) CA
10 1 (1.19%) CommVault
10 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.19%) HP
10 1 (1.19%) Dell
10 1 (1.19%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.19%) Draytek
10 1 (1.19%) NETGEAR
10 1 (1.19%) FalconStor
10 1 (1.19%) F5
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + bonus & full bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
FirstPort
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
FirstPort
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
FirstPort
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
FirstPort
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago