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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 36 65
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +29
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 52 66 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.38% 5.63% 2.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.46% 18.75% 13.49%
Number of salaries quoted 51 61 26
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,646
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
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
316 352 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 32.71% 30.01% 21.20%
Number of salaries quoted 271 310 201
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £58,000 £60,168
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Luton +12 20 £37,500 -25.00%
Bedford -8 19 £55,000 +83.33% 1
Dunstable -12 4 £32,750 -6.42%
Leighton Buzzard - 2 £50,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 81 (94.19%) Microsoft
2 65 (75.58%) VMware
3 63 (73.26%) Windows
4 54 (62.79%) MCSE
5 49 (56.98%) Active Directory
6 46 (53.49%) Citrix
6 46 (53.49%) ITIL
7 45 (52.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 45 (52.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 40 (46.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (45.35%) SQL Server
10 38 (44.19%) MCSA
10 38 (44.19%) Intel
11 37 (43.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (40.70%) MS Exchange
13 31 (36.05%) Exchange Server 2007
14 30 (34.88%) VMware ESX
15 29 (33.72%) MS Excel
16 28 (32.56%) MCP
16 28 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (27.91%) Exchange Server 2003
18 23 (26.74%) vSphere
18 23 (26.74%) VCP5
19 22 (25.58%) Exchange Server 2010
20 21 (24.42%) Server Building
20 21 (24.42%) XenApp
20 21 (24.42%) Disaster Recovery
21 18 (20.93%) SQL
21 18 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
22 17 (19.77%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (40.70%) MS Exchange
2 31 (36.05%) Exchange Server 2007
3 24 (27.91%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (25.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (15.12%) SharePoint
6 8 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (6.98%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (6.98%) Lync
8 3 (3.49%) IIS
8 3 (3.49%) CMS
Applications
1 29 (33.72%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.14%) MS Office
3 3 (3.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (12.79%) Office 365
3 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.77%) SAN
2 13 (15.12%) TCP/IP
3 12 (13.95%) DNS
3 12 (13.95%) DHCP
4 11 (12.79%) iSCSI
5 10 (11.63%) Network Security
6 6 (6.98%) Firewall
7 5 (5.81%) LAN
7 5 (5.81%) PBX
7 5 (5.81%) WAN
8 3 (3.49%) VPN
8 3 (3.49%) MPLS
9 2 (2.33%) Internet
9 2 (2.33%) SSL
10 1 (1.16%) Intranet
10 1 (1.16%) Wireless
10 1 (1.16%) BIG-IP
10 1 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (45.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (6.98%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.16%) Couchbase
General
1 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.49%) Electronics
2 3 (3.49%) Billing
3 1 (1.16%) Finance
3 1 (1.16%) Legal
3 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (17.44%) Team Leader
2 14 (16.28%) Consultant
3 10 (11.63%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 9 (10.47%) Analyst
5 8 (9.30%) DBA
5 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Technical Leader
8 5 (5.81%) Administrator
8 5 (5.81%) SQL DBA
9 4 (4.65%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (4.65%) Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Programmer
9 4 (4.65%) AWS Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Office 365 Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Help Desk Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) SQL Server DBA
10 3 (3.49%) Help Desk Support
10 3 (3.49%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) .NET
1 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.49%) CSS
2 3 (3.49%) Ajax
2 3 (3.49%) Silverlight
2 3 (3.49%) jQuery
2 3 (3.49%) HTML
3 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.16%) WCF
3 1 (1.16%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Clustering
2 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) Replication
4 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) Statistics
5 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 63 (73.26%) Windows
2 45 (52.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 40 (46.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.49%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (3.49%) Linux
5 3 (3.49%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.33%) Solaris
7 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (53.49%) ITIL
2 21 (24.42%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (24.42%) Server Building
3 13 (15.12%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (10.47%) Migration
4 9 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (9.30%) Service Delivery
5 8 (9.30%) Mentoring
6 6 (6.98%) High Availability
6 6 (6.98%) Performance Management
7 5 (5.81%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (5.81%) Identity Management
8 4 (4.65%) BCP
8 4 (4.65%) MVC
9 3 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.49%) Supplier Management
9 3 (3.49%) CRM
9 3 (3.49%) Web Development
9 3 (3.49%) Time Management
10 2 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) SQL
2 4 (4.65%) C#
3 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.49%) C
4 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.16%) VB
5 1 (1.16%) VC++
5 1 (1.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 54 (62.79%) MCSE
2 38 (44.19%) MCSA
3 37 (43.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 28 (32.56%) MCP
5 23 (26.74%) VCP5
6 16 (18.60%) Degree
7 15 (17.44%) Citrix Certification
8 12 (13.95%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (10.47%) CCA
9 9 (10.47%) VCAP
10 8 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (9.30%) CCNA
11 2 (2.33%) VCP4
12 1 (1.16%) MCTS
12 1 (1.16%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (56.98%) Active Directory
2 45 (52.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (34.88%) VMware ESX
4 23 (26.74%) vSphere
5 21 (24.42%) XenApp
6 12 (13.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 11 (12.79%) Terminal Services
8 4 (4.65%) Terminal Server
9 3 (3.49%) ISA Server
10 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) SCCM
2 5 (5.81%) Windows Intune
3 1 (1.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 81 (94.19%) Microsoft
2 65 (75.58%) VMware
3 46 (53.49%) Citrix
4 38 (44.19%) Intel
5 11 (12.79%) Cisco
6 7 (8.14%) Oracle
7 4 (4.65%) Mitel
8 3 (3.49%) Websense
8 3 (3.49%) Juniper
9 2 (2.33%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.33%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.16%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.16%) Draytek
10 1 (1.16%) NETGEAR
10 1 (1.16%) F5
10 1 (1.16%) Dell
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