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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 72 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 46 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.70% 4.11% 5.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.94% 14.42% 20.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15 42 65
Median salary £50,000 £43,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +25.00%
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -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
189 319 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 21.45% 28.53% 28.04%
Number of salaries quoted 167 272 293
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,900 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +8 10 £50,000 +33.33%
Leighton Buzzard -4 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Bedford -9 1 £22,000 -60.00%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 36 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (72.50%) VMware
3 25 (62.50%) ITIL
3 25 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 22 (55.00%) Windows
5 22 (55.00%) Windows Server
6 21 (52.50%) Office 365
7 20 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 20 (50.00%) MS Office
8 18 (45.00%) SharePoint
9 17 (42.50%) Project Management
10 16 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (35.00%) XenDesktop
11 14 (35.00%) SCCM
11 14 (35.00%) Citrix
11 14 (35.00%) MCSE
12 13 (32.50%) MCP
12 13 (32.50%) MS Exchange
13 12 (30.00%) Web Services
13 12 (30.00%) LDAP
13 12 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (30.00%) Advertising
13 12 (30.00%) SCOM
13 12 (30.00%) Operations Management
13 12 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (30.00%) Amazon S3
13 12 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (30.00%) XenApp
13 12 (30.00%) Amazon AWS

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 18 (45.00%) SharePoint
2 13 (32.50%) MS Exchange
3 6 (15.00%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (7.50%) IIS
5 3 (7.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (50.00%) MS Office
2 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (52.50%) Office 365
2 12 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (30.00%) Amazon S3
2 12 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) LDAP
2 11 (27.50%) VPN
3 8 (20.00%) Firewall
3 8 (20.00%) LAN
3 8 (20.00%) WAN
4 6 (15.00%) Junos
4 6 (15.00%) VPLS
5 4 (10.00%) DNS
5 4 (10.00%) SAN
6 3 (7.50%) Intranet
6 3 (7.50%) SSL
7 2 (5.00%) VLAN
7 2 (5.00%) VRRP
8 1 (2.50%) DHCP
8 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.50%) Network Security
8 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (30.00%) Advertising
2 1 (2.50%) Automotive
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 9 (22.50%) Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (15.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 6 (15.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Operational Support Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Operations Support Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 5 (12.50%) C# Programmer
5 5 (12.50%) Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Programmer
5 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Web Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Web Programmer
6 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Server Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Server Support
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) Web Services
2 5 (12.50%) .NET
2 5 (12.50%) Ajax
2 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (12.50%) CSS
2 5 (12.50%) HTML
2 5 (12.50%) jQuery
2 5 (12.50%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (7.50%) Private Cloud
2 3 (7.50%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.50%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Windows
1 22 (55.00%) Windows Server
2 16 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
4 9 (22.50%) Linux
4 9 (22.50%) Windows 10
5 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) ITIL
2 17 (42.50%) Project Management
3 12 (30.00%) Operations Management
4 6 (15.00%) Data Protection
4 6 (15.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (15.00%) Security Patching
5 5 (12.50%) MVC
5 5 (12.50%) Web Development
6 3 (7.50%) High Availability
6 3 (7.50%) Software Deployment
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
8 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.50%) Information Security
8 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.50%) Migration
8 1 (2.50%) Security Architecture
8 1 (2.50%) Time Management
8 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) C
2 5 (12.50%) C#
2 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) MCSE
2 13 (32.50%) MCP
3 12 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (17.50%) MCDST
4 7 (17.50%) MCITP
5 5 (12.50%) MCSA
6 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (7.50%) CCNA
7 3 (7.50%) CCNP
7 3 (7.50%) Degree
8 2 (5.00%) CCA
8 2 (5.00%) CCIP
8 2 (5.00%) CCSP
8 2 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (5.00%) MCTS
8 2 (5.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) ISO27002
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (35.00%) XenDesktop
4 12 (30.00%) XenApp
5 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
6 4 (10.00%) VMware ESX
7 3 (7.50%) Terminal Services
8 2 (5.00%) ISA Server
8 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (35.00%) SCCM
2 12 (30.00%) SCOM
3 6 (15.00%) FortiGate
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 6 (15.00%) SCDPM
3 6 (15.00%) WSUS
4 2 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 36 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (72.50%) VMware
3 14 (35.00%) Citrix
4 10 (25.00%) Cisco
5 8 (20.00%) Intel Security
6 6 (15.00%) Dell
6 6 (15.00%) Juniper
6 6 (15.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.00%) AppSense