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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 291 265 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 25.11% 27.81% 26.81%
As % of the Vendors category 45.40% 46.33% 43.12%
Number of salaries quoted 236 254 258
Average salary £40,250 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,350 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
641 572 661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 55.31% 60.02% 62.18%
Number of salaries quoted 540 534 571
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% -5.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 -1 126 £45,000 - 16
Luton -3 86 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Dunstable -1 8 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Leighton Buzzard -9 2 £25,250 -32.66%
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 280 (47.70%) .NET
2 259 (44.12%) SQL Server
3 245 (41.74%) MS Excel
4 235 (40.03%) C#
5 231 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
6 214 (36.46%) Windows
7 212 (36.12%) ASP.NET
8 192 (32.71%) SQL
9 158 (26.92%) Scrum
10 129 (21.98%) TDD
11 125 (21.29%) MVC
12 122 (20.78%) Team Foundation Server
13 121 (20.61%) JavaScript
13 121 (20.61%) WCF
14 116 (19.76%) HTML
15 115 (19.59%) T-SQL
16 111 (18.91%) Visual Studio
17 100 (17.04%) Web Services
18 86 (14.65%) SQL Server 2008
19 85 (14.48%) MS Office
19 85 (14.48%) SharePoint
20 83 (14.14%) XML
21 78 (13.29%) IIS
22 77 (13.12%) E-Commerce
23 76 (12.95%) Active Directory
23 76 (12.95%) ASP.NET MVC
24 75 (12.78%) WPF
25 74 (12.61%) Software Engineering
26 73 (12.44%) Project Management
27 71 (12.10%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 85 (14.48%) SharePoint
2 78 (13.29%) IIS
3 30 (5.11%) MS Exchange
3 30 (5.11%) SharePoint Server
4 23 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 16 (2.73%) CMS
5 16 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (2.56%) NServiceBus
7 14 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (1.53%) Lotus Domino
9 7 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.19%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.02%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.85%) Lync
11 5 (0.85%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 245 (41.74%) MS Excel
2 85 (14.48%) MS Office
3 25 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (4.09%) MS Visio
5 21 (3.58%) MS Project
6 3 (0.51%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Academy Housing
1 5 (0.85%) arcHouse
2 3 (0.51%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.34%) Exstream
3 2 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.34%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.34%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 69 (11.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.73%) SaaS
4 6 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (10.73%) DNS
2 45 (7.67%) DHCP
3 36 (6.13%) FTP
4 35 (5.96%) TCP/IP
5 25 (4.26%) Firewall
6 23 (3.92%) HTTP
7 20 (3.41%) SAN
7 20 (3.41%) VPN
8 19 (3.24%) WAN
9 18 (3.07%) LAN
9 18 (3.07%) Network Security
10 11 (1.87%) VoIP
10 11 (1.87%) Internet
11 10 (1.70%) iSCSI
11 10 (1.70%) SSL
11 10 (1.70%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (0.85%) IPsec
12 5 (0.85%) LDAP
12 5 (0.85%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (44.12%) SQL Server
2 86 (14.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (8.69%) Relational Database
4 37 (6.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 35 (5.96%) Crystal Reports
6 34 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (3.58%) Oracle Database
9 17 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.51%) Big Data
14 3 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.51%) MySQL
15 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
16 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 122 (20.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 111 (18.91%) Visual Studio
3 67 (11.41%) Subversion
4 53 (9.03%) NUnit
5 43 (7.33%) TeamCity
6 36 (6.13%) MSTest
7 30 (5.11%) Rhino Mocks
8 28 (4.77%) Moq
9 27 (4.60%) JIRA
10 26 (4.43%) Git (software)
11 15 (2.56%) FinalBuilder
11 15 (2.56%) SpecFlow
11 15 (2.56%) Jasmine
11 15 (2.56%) NSubstitute
11 15 (2.56%) Log4Net
12 10 (1.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.68%) Toad
14 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 62 (10.56%) Finance
2 17 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.39%) Back Office
4 13 (2.21%) Marketing
5 10 (1.70%) Legal
6 6 (1.02%) Automotive
7 3 (0.51%) Law
7 3 (0.51%) Retail
8 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 218 (37.14%) Developer
2 78 (13.29%) Analyst
3 65 (11.07%) Architect
4 61 (10.39%) Senior Developer
5 50 (8.52%) .NET Developer
6 42 (7.16%) C# Developer
7 40 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 36 (6.13%) Web Developer
9 35 (5.96%) Business Analyst
10 32 (5.45%) Junior
11 31 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
12 29 (4.94%) Technical Architect
13 28 (4.77%) Software Developer
14 26 (4.43%) Web Engineer
15 23 (3.92%) Lead Developer
16 22 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
16 22 (3.75%) Tester
16 22 (3.75%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
17 21 (3.58%) Systems Tester
17 21 (3.58%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (47.70%) .NET
2 212 (36.12%) ASP.NET
3 121 (20.61%) WCF
4 116 (19.76%) HTML
5 100 (17.04%) Web Services
6 83 (14.14%) XML
7 76 (12.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 75 (12.78%) WPF
9 71 (12.10%) .NET Framework
10 63 (10.73%) Silverlight
11 60 (10.22%) CSS
12 49 (8.35%) WinForms
13 48 (8.18%) jQuery
14 39 (6.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 36 (6.13%) COM
16 34 (5.79%) LINQ
17 29 (4.94%) HTML5
18 24 (4.09%) Castle Windsor
19 21 (3.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 21 (3.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.45%) User Experience
2 25 (4.26%) N-Tier
3 20 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.53%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (1.19%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.19%) Clustering
8 7 (1.19%) Replication
9 5 (0.85%) PKI
10 4 (0.68%) iPhone
10 4 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.68%) iPad
11 3 (0.51%) Open Source
11 3 (0.51%) GIS
11 3 (0.51%) Firmware
11 3 (0.51%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.34%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 214 (36.46%) Windows
2 39 (6.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (3.24%) Windows 7
5 13 (2.21%) Linux
5 13 (2.21%) Windows XP
6 10 (1.70%) Windows Vista
6 10 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.36%) Android
7 8 (1.36%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.19%) UNIX
9 4 (0.68%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.17%) AIX
11 1 (0.17%) HPUX
11 1 (0.17%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (26.92%) Scrum
3 129 (21.98%) TDD
4 125 (21.29%) MVC
5 77 (13.12%) E-Commerce
6 74 (12.61%) Software Engineering
7 73 (12.44%) Project Management
8 48 (8.18%) OO
9 45 (7.67%) Configuration Management
9 45 (7.67%) Business Analysis
10 44 (7.50%) Multithreading
11 40 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (6.64%) ITIL
13 31 (5.28%) PRINCE2
14 29 (4.94%) Kanban
15 28 (4.77%) OOD
15 28 (4.77%) System Testing
15 28 (4.77%) User Stories
16 27 (4.60%) Waterfall
17 26 (4.43%) UML
Programming Languages
1 235 (40.03%) C#
2 192 (32.71%) SQL
3 121 (20.61%) JavaScript
4 115 (19.59%) T-SQL
5 62 (10.56%) PowerShell
6 30 (5.11%) VB
7 29 (4.94%) VB.NET
8 18 (3.07%) VB6
9 16 (2.73%) C
10 15 (2.56%) Ruby
11 12 (2.04%) Java
12 8 (1.36%) C++
13 7 (1.19%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.85%) XAML
15 4 (0.68%) PHP
16 2 (0.34%) PowerHouse
17 1 (0.17%) Python
17 1 (0.17%) VBA
17 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.17%) RPG
Qualifications
1 68 (11.58%) Degree
2 52 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (4.43%) MCSE
4 22 (3.75%) ISEB
5 20 (3.41%) CBAP
6 18 (3.07%) MCITP
7 15 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (2.39%) MCP
9 13 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 11 (1.87%) CCNP
11 10 (1.70%) MCTS
12 9 (1.53%) A+ Certification
12 9 (1.53%) Oracle Certification
12 9 (1.53%) CCNA
13 8 (1.36%) CCSP
13 8 (1.36%) CCIP
14 7 (1.19%) VCP5
14 7 (1.19%) MCSA
15 5 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.13%) SLA
2 13 (2.21%) QA
3 4 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 76 (12.95%) Active Directory
2 41 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.56%) vSphere
3 15 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.39%) Terminal Services
5 10 (1.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 9 (1.53%) ISA Server
7 8 (1.36%) NFS
7 8 (1.36%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (1.36%) XenApp
8 7 (1.19%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.19%) UAG
9 5 (0.85%) XenServer
9 5 (0.85%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.68%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.51%) VMFS
11 3 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.17%) vCloud
13 1 (0.17%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 29 (4.94%) SCOM
2 19 (3.24%) MOM
3 15 (2.56%) logstash
4 11 (1.87%) HP SIM
5 7 (1.19%) SCCM
6 5 (0.85%) WSUS
7 4 (0.68%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.51%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.34%) Sysprep
10 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 68 (11.58%) Oracle
2 53 (9.03%) VMware
3 34 (5.79%) Cisco
4 26 (4.43%) HP
4 26 (4.43%) Citrix
5 23 (3.92%) IBM
6 16 (2.73%) Dell
7 13 (2.21%) Capita
7 13 (2.21%) Civica
8 10 (1.70%) NetApp
9 9 (1.53%) Lotus
10 8 (1.36%) Apple
10 8 (1.36%) Perforce
10 8 (1.36%) Business Objects
11 7 (1.19%) Sitecore
11 7 (1.19%) Nintex
12 6 (1.02%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.85%) Anite
13 5 (0.85%) McAfee
13 5 (0.85%) Symantec
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: £40000 to £60000 per annum - 10% bonus scheme + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus + pension + health
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £17000.00 - £19000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Excellent corporate benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - 10% bonus scheme + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 12 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 24 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 24 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
TheSmartList
Posted: 24 days ago