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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 35 37
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 26 61 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.80% 6.26% 6.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.93% 24.90% 23.69%
Number of salaries quoted 24 59 69
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,000 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £40,500
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
218 245 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 23.47% 25.13% 26.13%
Number of salaries quoted 193 226 285
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £29,950 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 27 January 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 27 January 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
Leighton Buzzard +8 10 £50,000 +33.33%
Bedford -8 9 £40,000 -11.11%
Dunstable +3 2 £37,500 -1.96% 1
Luton +3 1 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Biggleswade - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 35 (67.31%) Microsoft
2 32 (61.54%) Windows
2 32 (61.54%) VMware
3 27 (51.92%) SQL Server
4 26 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (40.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (40.38%) MCSE
6 19 (36.54%) Internet
7 18 (34.62%) SAN
7 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
7 18 (34.62%) Citrix
8 17 (32.69%) Firewall
9 15 (28.85%) VMware ESX
9 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (28.85%) MS Excel
9 15 (28.85%) ITIL
10 14 (26.92%) MCITP
11 13 (25.00%) MCP
11 13 (25.00%) MCSA
11 13 (25.00%) Project Management
11 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
11 13 (25.00%) vSphere
12 12 (23.08%) XenApp
12 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
12 12 (23.08%) TCP/IP
12 12 (23.08%) MS Office
13 11 (21.15%) ASP.NET
13 11 (21.15%) .NET
13 11 (21.15%) C#
13 11 (21.15%) Cisco

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (11.54%) Lotus Domino
5 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 4 (7.69%) IIS
6 2 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.92%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (28.85%) MS Excel
2 12 (23.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (36.54%) Internet
2 18 (34.62%) SAN
3 17 (32.69%) Firewall
4 12 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 9 (17.31%) VPN
6 8 (15.38%) DNS
7 6 (11.54%) LAN
7 6 (11.54%) WAN
7 6 (11.54%) DHCP
7 6 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (9.62%) Network Security
9 2 (3.85%) NAS
9 2 (3.85%) HTTP
9 2 (3.85%) HTTPS
9 2 (3.85%) SSL
10 1 (1.92%) Intranet
10 1 (1.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (51.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Developer
1 11 (21.15%) Network Support
2 10 (19.23%) Analyst
2 10 (19.23%) Programmer
3 9 (17.31%) Network Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Consultant
5 7 (13.46%) Support Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Network Support Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Support Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Network Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Team Leader
7 5 (9.62%) Web Team Leader
8 4 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Support Specialist
9 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (5.77%) Server Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) Wintel Server Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) Service Analyst
10 2 (3.85%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) .NET
1 11 (21.15%) ASP.NET
2 6 (11.54%) jQuery
2 6 (11.54%) HTML
2 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 5 (9.62%) CSS
3 5 (9.62%) WinForms
3 5 (9.62%) Ajax
3 5 (9.62%) WCF
3 5 (9.62%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.92%) LINQ
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.92%) HTML5
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Blackberry
1 6 (11.54%) SecurID
2 4 (7.69%) Replication
3 2 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) LIMS
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (61.54%) Windows
2 26 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (11.54%) Windows Phone 8
6 6 (11.54%) Windows Phone
6 6 (11.54%) VMS
6 6 (11.54%) Android
7 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) ITIL
2 13 (25.00%) Project Management
3 11 (21.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (21.15%) MVC
4 8 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 5 (9.62%) Web Development
6 4 (7.69%) Migration
7 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.77%) Refactoring
7 3 (5.77%) Change Control
8 2 (3.85%) Kimball Methodology
8 2 (3.85%) Database Security
8 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.85%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.85%) Data Modelling
8 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.92%) OO
9 1 (1.92%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) C#
2 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.62%) VB
3 5 (9.62%) VC++
3 5 (9.62%) VB6
4 4 (7.69%) SQL
5 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (40.38%) MCSE
2 14 (26.92%) MCITP
3 13 (25.00%) MCSA
3 13 (25.00%) MCP
4 10 (19.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (19.23%) CCNA
4 10 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (15.38%) VCP5
6 6 (11.54%) Degree
7 4 (7.69%) MCTS
7 4 (7.69%) CCNP
8 3 (5.77%) HND
8 3 (5.77%) MCT
8 3 (5.77%) CIPD
8 3 (5.77%) ECDL
9 1 (1.92%) VCDX
9 1 (1.92%) NCDA
9 1 (1.92%) NCIE
9 1 (1.92%) VCAP
9 1 (1.92%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (40.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
3 15 (28.85%) VMware ESX
4 13 (25.00%) vSphere
5 12 (23.08%) XenApp
6 6 (11.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.85%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.85%) ISA Server
7 2 (3.85%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (3.85%) UAG
8 1 (1.92%) Xen
8 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Backup Exec
1 6 (11.54%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 35 (67.31%) Microsoft
2 32 (61.54%) VMware
3 18 (34.62%) Citrix
4 11 (21.15%) Cisco
5 9 (17.31%) Intel
6 6 (11.54%) Lotus
6 6 (11.54%) Symantec
6 6 (11.54%) McAfee
6 6 (11.54%) Clearswift
7 2 (3.85%) HP
8 1 (1.92%) Dell
8 1 (1.92%) NetApp
8 1 (1.92%) Veeam
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