The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 264 268 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 25.71% 22.96% 25.77%
As % of the Vendors category 52.69% 45.50% 44.10%
Number of salaries quoted 233 211 250
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £54,750 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
501 589 610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 48.78% 50.47% 58.43%
Number of salaries quoted 436 507 567
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bedfordshire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Microsoft
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 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 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 +2 88 £42,500 - 5
Bedford -2 78 £47,500 +5.55% 13
Dunstable -3 15 £46,000 +22.66% 1
Shefford - 3 £40,000 - 1
Leighton Buzzard - 2 £45,000 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Microsoft 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.

1 206 (39.85%) MS Excel
2 205 (39.65%) Windows
2 205 (39.65%) SQL Server
3 203 (39.26%) .NET
4 168 (32.50%) C#
5 152 (29.40%) ASP.NET
6 135 (26.11%) SQL
7 128 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
8 126 (24.37%) HTML
9 122 (23.60%) Active Directory
10 111 (21.47%) JavaScript
11 107 (20.70%) CSS
12 100 (19.34%) VMware
13 98 (18.96%) MS Office
14 96 (18.57%) MVC
15 84 (16.25%) ITIL
16 82 (15.86%) Microsoft Certification
17 79 (15.28%) Citrix
18 78 (15.09%) jQuery
19 77 (14.89%) MS Exchange
20 76 (14.70%) ASP.NET MVC
21 74 (14.31%) Web Services
22 71 (13.73%) Scrum
23 68 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
23 68 (13.15%) Degree
23 68 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
24 66 (12.77%) SharePoint
25 65 (12.57%) Mentoring
26 63 (12.19%) Windows Server 2012
26 63 (12.19%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 77 (14.89%) MS Exchange
2 66 (12.77%) SharePoint
3 43 (8.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 40 (7.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 26 (5.03%) IIS
7 18 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.93%) CMS
10 9 (1.74%) Lync
11 7 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (1.35%) Node.js
11 7 (1.35%) NServiceBus
12 5 (0.97%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.97%) LiveLink
12 5 (0.97%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.97%) Documentum
13 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 206 (39.85%) MS Excel
2 98 (18.96%) MS Office
3 24 (4.64%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.93%) MS Project
5 4 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.77%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.19%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.19%) arcHouse
3 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.19%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.19%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.19%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.19%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 68 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (10.64%) Office 365
3 21 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.32%) SaaS
5 9 (1.74%) PaaS
6 6 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.58%) IaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 52 (10.06%) TCP/IP
2 36 (6.96%) SAN
3 30 (5.80%) WAN
3 30 (5.80%) DHCP
3 30 (5.80%) Network Security
4 28 (5.42%) DNS
4 28 (5.42%) LAN
5 26 (5.03%) Firewall
6 16 (3.09%) OSPF
6 16 (3.09%) BGP
6 16 (3.09%) Spanning Tree
7 15 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (2.71%) iSCSI
8 14 (2.71%) Intranet
8 14 (2.71%) Internet
9 12 (2.32%) Wireshark
9 12 (2.32%) tcpdump
10 11 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (1.35%) NetScaler
11 7 (1.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (39.65%) SQL Server
2 44 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (4.64%) Relational Database
6 21 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (3.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 16 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (2.13%) MS Access
11 10 (1.93%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (0.97%) FileMaker
16 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 4 (0.77%) OLAP
17 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
17 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
17 3 (0.58%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 61 (11.80%) Visual Studio
2 43 (8.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (5.42%) Git (software)
4 20 (3.87%) TeamCity
4 20 (3.87%) NUnit
4 20 (3.87%) JIRA
5 17 (3.29%) Subversion
6 16 (3.09%) Rhino Mocks
7 10 (1.93%) Moq
7 10 (1.93%) Selenium
8 8 (1.55%) NSubstitute
9 7 (1.35%) Log4Net
9 7 (1.35%) FinalBuilder
9 7 (1.35%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.35%) Jasmine
10 5 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.77%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.58%) VersaTest
13 2 (0.39%) Axure RP
13 2 (0.39%) MSTest
General
1 46 (8.90%) Finance
2 19 (3.68%) Retail
3 15 (2.90%) Banking
4 13 (2.51%) Marketing
5 10 (1.93%) Legal
6 8 (1.55%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.16%) Publishing
8 5 (0.97%) French Language
8 5 (0.97%) German Language
8 5 (0.97%) Hindi Language
8 5 (0.97%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.77%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.39%) Advertising
10 2 (0.39%) Electronics
10 2 (0.39%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) Military
11 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 113 (21.86%) Developer
2 65 (12.57%) Analyst
3 58 (11.22%) Architect
4 42 (8.12%) .NET Developer
5 40 (7.74%) Consultant
6 36 (6.96%) Technical Support
7 34 (6.58%) Support Technician
8 33 (6.38%) Senior Developer
9 31 (6.00%) C# Developer
10 25 (4.84%) Web Developer
10 25 (4.84%) Team Leader
10 25 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
11 21 (4.06%) Support Engineer
11 21 (4.06%) Support Analyst
12 20 (3.87%) Technical Architect
13 18 (3.48%) Project Manager
13 18 (3.48%) Technical Analyst
14 17 (3.29%) Development Manager
14 17 (3.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 15 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (39.26%) .NET
2 152 (29.40%) ASP.NET
3 126 (24.37%) HTML
4 107 (20.70%) CSS
5 78 (15.09%) jQuery
6 76 (14.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 74 (14.31%) Web Services
8 55 (10.64%) .NET Framework
9 52 (10.06%) HTML5
10 50 (9.67%) WCF
11 47 (9.09%) Entity Framework
12 40 (7.74%) AngularJS
13 39 (7.54%) Ajax
14 26 (5.03%) XML
15 23 (4.45%) Silverlight
15 23 (4.45%) CSS3
16 22 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 21 (4.06%) ASP.NET Web API
17 21 (4.06%) WPF
18 19 (3.68%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.28%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.77%) Mathematics
3 27 (5.22%) Blackberry
4 25 (4.84%) iPhone
5 24 (4.64%) iPad
6 22 (4.26%) Management Information System
7 20 (3.87%) N-Tier
8 17 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (2.71%) Replication
10 13 (2.51%) Clustering
10 13 (2.51%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.93%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.97%) PMI
13 4 (0.77%) Statistics
13 4 (0.77%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.58%) GIS
15 2 (0.39%) Wiki
15 2 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
15 2 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 205 (39.65%) Windows
2 63 (12.19%) Windows Server 2008
2 63 (12.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 61 (11.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (6.77%) Android
5 31 (6.00%) Apple iOS
6 24 (4.64%) Mac OS X
7 16 (3.09%) Windows XP
7 16 (3.09%) Windows 8
8 15 (2.90%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.35%) Linux
9 7 (1.35%) Windows 2000
10 6 (1.16%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.58%) UNIX
12 1 (0.19%) OS/400
12 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (18.57%) MVC
3 84 (16.25%) ITIL
4 71 (13.73%) Scrum
5 65 (12.57%) Mentoring
6 55 (10.64%) TDD
7 54 (10.44%) Project Management
7 54 (10.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 50 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (7.93%) Web Development
10 40 (7.74%) SDLC
11 38 (7.35%) E-Commerce
12 37 (7.16%) Software Engineering
13 35 (6.77%) Coaching
14 34 (6.58%) Service Delivery
15 31 (6.00%) OO
16 26 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (5.03%) Performance Management
16 26 (5.03%) Capacity Planning
17 25 (4.84%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (32.50%) C#
2 135 (26.11%) SQL
3 111 (21.47%) JavaScript
4 37 (7.16%) T-SQL
5 32 (6.19%) C
6 30 (5.80%) PowerShell
7 24 (4.64%) VB
8 13 (2.51%) VB.NET
9 8 (1.55%) Ruby
10 7 (1.35%) Java
11 5 (0.97%) C++
11 5 (0.97%) VBScript
12 4 (0.77%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.77%) VBA
13 3 (0.58%) VB6
14 2 (0.39%) VC++
15 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 82 (15.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (13.15%) Degree
3 54 (10.44%) MCSE
4 40 (7.74%) MCSA
5 38 (7.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 34 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (5.61%) MCP
8 27 (5.22%) A+ Certification
9 25 (4.84%) CCNP
10 23 (4.45%) VCP5
11 21 (4.06%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (3.87%) CCNA
13 18 (3.48%) CCDP
14 17 (3.29%) CCSA
15 16 (3.09%) CCSE
16 15 (2.90%) ISEB
17 13 (2.51%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (2.51%) Check Point Certification
18 11 (2.13%) PMI Certification
19 7 (1.35%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.22%) SLA
2 12 (2.32%) QA
3 5 (0.97%) PMBOK
4 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 122 (23.60%) Active Directory
2 68 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (8.51%) vSphere
4 38 (7.35%) XenApp
5 37 (7.16%) VMware ESX
6 16 (3.09%) Terminal Services
7 11 (2.13%) Hyper-V
7 11 (2.13%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 9 (1.74%) Forefront TMG
9 9 (1.74%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.39%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.19%) XenServer
11 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 18 (3.48%) SCCM
2 14 (2.71%) WSUS
3 9 (1.74%) MOM
3 9 (1.74%) SCOM
3 9 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (1.35%) logstash
5 6 (1.16%) Windows Intune
6 3 (0.58%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.39%) Puppet
7 2 (0.39%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 100 (19.34%) VMware
2 79 (15.28%) Citrix
3 60 (11.61%) Cisco
4 39 (7.54%) Oracle
4 39 (7.54%) Intel
5 27 (5.22%) Apple
6 23 (4.45%) CheckPoint
7 10 (1.93%) McAfee
8 8 (1.55%) CommVault
8 8 (1.55%) Tieto
8 8 (1.55%) Akamai
8 8 (1.55%) FalconStor
9 5 (0.97%) OpenText
9 5 (0.97%) HP
9 5 (0.97%) TIBCO
9 5 (0.97%) webMethods
10 4 (0.77%) Mitel
10 4 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.58%) Cognos
11 3 (0.58%) Symantec
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 50k + pension, training budgets, flexitime and more
Posted: 9 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £22,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £17500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Dependant on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + + Bonus (6K) + Car (7K)
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £58000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + car, bonus, full bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + + Bonus (5K) + Full Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £55,000 to £62,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Luton
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Bedfordshire
RSPB
Posted: 19 days ago
Shefford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £16000.00 - £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago