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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 278 265 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 25.55% 22.94% 24.89%
As % of the Vendors category 52.35% 43.80% 42.33%
Number of salaries quoted 251 212 251
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 £22,150 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
531 605 645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 48.81% 52.38% 58.80%
Number of salaries quoted 455 530 590
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 £26,007 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +1 111 £40,000 -6.97% 10
Bedford +2 66 £47,500 +5.55% 11
Dunstable +7 22 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Leighton Buzzard +4 2 £45,000 +28.57%
Shefford - 1 £38,500 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 222 (42.13%) MS Excel
2 217 (41.18%) .NET
3 203 (38.52%) SQL Server
4 187 (35.48%) Windows
5 171 (32.45%) C#
6 152 (28.84%) ASP.NET
7 141 (26.76%) SQL
8 135 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
9 128 (24.29%) HTML
10 108 (20.49%) JavaScript
11 103 (19.54%) Active Directory
12 100 (18.98%) MVC
13 97 (18.41%) CSS
14 94 (17.84%) MS Office
15 86 (16.32%) VMware
16 82 (15.56%) Scrum
17 78 (14.80%) ITIL
18 77 (14.61%) ASP.NET MVC
19 75 (14.23%) jQuery
20 74 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
21 72 (13.66%) Citrix
22 68 (12.90%) Web Services
22 68 (12.90%) Degree
23 65 (12.33%) Cisco
24 62 (11.76%) SharePoint
25 61 (11.57%) MS Exchange
26 60 (11.39%) Disaster Recovery
26 60 (11.39%) TDD
27 59 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
27 59 (11.20%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 62 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 61 (11.57%) MS Exchange
3 35 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 32 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (4.74%) IIS
6 22 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (2.09%) NServiceBus
9 10 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.90%) CMS
10 8 (1.52%) Node.js
10 8 (1.52%) Lync
11 5 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.95%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.95%) LiveLink
11 5 (0.95%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.95%) Documentum
12 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 222 (42.13%) MS Excel
2 94 (17.84%) MS Office
3 28 (5.31%) MS Visio
4 13 (2.47%) MS Project
5 5 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.76%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.95%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.19%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.19%) arcHouse
2 1 (0.19%) PRMS
2 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.19%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (0.19%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.19%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.19%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 56 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (7.97%) Office 365
3 26 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.71%) SaaS
4 9 (1.71%) PaaS
5 7 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.57%) IaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 46 (8.73%) TCP/IP
2 40 (7.59%) SAN
3 35 (6.64%) Network Security
4 34 (6.45%) WAN
5 32 (6.07%) LAN
6 25 (4.74%) Firewall
7 21 (3.98%) DHCP
7 21 (3.98%) Spanning Tree
8 20 (3.80%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (3.80%) DNS
8 20 (3.80%) OSPF
8 20 (3.80%) BGP
9 17 (3.23%) Internet
10 15 (2.85%) Fibre Channel
10 15 (2.85%) Intranet
11 14 (2.66%) Wireshark
12 13 (2.47%) iSCSI
12 13 (2.47%) tcpdump
13 5 (0.95%) NetScaler
13 5 (0.95%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (38.52%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (4.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (3.98%) Relational Database
6 21 (3.98%) SQL Server 2000
7 20 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (2.28%) Crystal Reports
9 12 (2.28%) Oracle Database
10 11 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (1.90%) MS Access
12 9 (1.71%) OLAP
13 7 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (1.14%) OLAP Cube
15 5 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
15 5 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.95%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 59 (11.20%) Visual Studio
2 45 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (5.31%) Git (software)
4 27 (5.12%) JIRA
5 25 (4.74%) TeamCity
6 23 (4.36%) NUnit
7 20 (3.80%) Rhino Mocks
8 14 (2.66%) Subversion
9 12 (2.28%) NSubstitute
10 11 (2.09%) Log4Net
10 11 (2.09%) FinalBuilder
10 11 (2.09%) SpecFlow
10 11 (2.09%) Jasmine
11 10 (1.90%) Moq
12 8 (1.52%) Selenium
13 5 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 3 (0.57%) Eclipse
15 2 (0.38%) Axure RP
16 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
General
1 50 (9.49%) Finance
2 19 (3.61%) Retail
3 12 (2.28%) Marketing
4 11 (2.09%) Banking
5 8 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.33%) Legal
7 6 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.76%) Publishing
9 3 (0.57%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.57%) French Language
9 3 (0.57%) German Language
9 3 (0.57%) Hindi Language
9 3 (0.57%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Advertising
10 2 (0.38%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.19%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) Military
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 109 (20.68%) Developer
2 67 (12.71%) Analyst
3 62 (11.76%) Architect
4 48 (9.11%) Consultant
5 38 (7.21%) .NET Developer
6 37 (7.02%) Support Technician
7 36 (6.83%) Technical Support
8 29 (5.50%) C# Developer
9 27 (5.12%) Senior Developer
9 27 (5.12%) Web Developer
10 26 (4.93%) Development Manager
11 24 (4.55%) Technical Architect
12 23 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
13 22 (4.17%) Support Engineer
14 21 (3.98%) Project Manager
15 19 (3.61%) Support Analyst
15 19 (3.61%) Team Leader
15 19 (3.61%) Server Engineer
16 18 (3.42%) Network Consultant
17 17 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (41.18%) .NET
2 152 (28.84%) ASP.NET
3 128 (24.29%) HTML
4 97 (18.41%) CSS
5 77 (14.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 75 (14.23%) jQuery
7 68 (12.90%) Web Services
8 57 (10.82%) WCF
9 49 (9.30%) .NET Framework
10 48 (9.11%) HTML5
11 41 (7.78%) Entity Framework
12 40 (7.59%) Ajax
13 36 (6.83%) AngularJS
14 26 (4.93%) Silverlight
15 25 (4.74%) XML
16 24 (4.55%) WPF
17 23 (4.36%) ASP.NET Web API
18 21 (3.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 20 (3.80%) LINQ
20 18 (3.42%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.82%) Data Centre
2 31 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 31 (5.88%) Mathematics
3 28 (5.31%) iPhone
4 27 (5.12%) iPad
5 22 (4.17%) N-Tier
6 19 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 19 (3.61%) Replication
7 15 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (2.28%) Client/Server
8 12 (2.28%) Clustering
9 10 (1.90%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.95%) PMI
12 4 (0.76%) Statistics
12 4 (0.76%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.57%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.57%) GIS
14 1 (0.19%) Photography
14 1 (0.19%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 187 (35.48%) Windows
2 57 (10.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 54 (10.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (9.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (7.02%) Android
6 34 (6.45%) Apple iOS
7 27 (5.12%) Mac OS X
8 17 (3.23%) Windows XP
8 17 (3.23%) Windows 8
9 13 (2.47%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.33%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.14%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.95%) Linux
13 3 (0.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (18.98%) MVC
3 82 (15.56%) Scrum
4 78 (14.80%) ITIL
5 60 (11.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 60 (11.39%) TDD
6 59 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 58 (11.01%) Mentoring
8 50 (9.49%) Project Management
9 44 (8.35%) SDLC
10 42 (7.97%) E-Commerce
11 39 (7.40%) Coaching
12 38 (7.21%) Web Development
13 37 (7.02%) Performance Management
14 35 (6.64%) Software Engineering
14 35 (6.64%) OO
15 28 (5.31%) Service Delivery
15 28 (5.31%) People Management
16 27 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (4.93%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 171 (32.45%) C#
2 141 (26.76%) SQL
3 108 (20.49%) JavaScript
4 37 (7.02%) PowerShell
5 32 (6.07%) VB
6 27 (5.12%) T-SQL
6 27 (5.12%) C
7 12 (2.28%) Ruby
8 11 (2.09%) VB.NET
9 8 (1.52%) VBA
10 7 (1.33%) Java
11 4 (0.76%) VBScript
11 4 (0.76%) VB6
12 3 (0.57%) VC++
12 3 (0.57%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.57%) C++
13 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 74 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (12.90%) Degree
3 44 (8.35%) MCSE
4 37 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (6.83%) MCSA
6 31 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 30 (5.69%) A+ Certification
8 29 (5.50%) CCNP
9 24 (4.55%) MCP
10 22 (4.17%) CCDP
11 20 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (3.80%) CCSA
11 20 (3.80%) VCP5
12 19 (3.61%) CCSE
13 18 (3.42%) CCNA
14 14 (2.66%) ISEB
14 14 (2.66%) Check Point Certification
15 12 (2.28%) Citrix Certification
16 10 (1.90%) PMI Certification
17 7 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.98%) SLA
2 11 (2.09%) QA
3 5 (0.95%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 103 (19.54%) Active Directory
2 55 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (8.16%) vSphere
4 33 (6.26%) XenApp
5 30 (5.69%) VMware ESX
6 15 (2.85%) Terminal Services
7 9 (1.71%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
8 7 (1.33%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.95%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.38%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.19%) XenServer
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 21 (3.98%) SCCM
2 13 (2.47%) WSUS
3 11 (2.09%) logstash
4 9 (1.71%) MOM
5 7 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.33%) SCOM
5 7 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.95%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.38%) Puppet
7 2 (0.38%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 86 (16.32%) VMware
2 72 (13.66%) Citrix
3 65 (12.33%) Cisco
4 50 (9.49%) Oracle
5 33 (6.26%) Intel
6 29 (5.50%) Apple
7 24 (4.55%) CheckPoint
8 12 (2.28%) CommVault
8 12 (2.28%) FalconStor
9 11 (2.09%) Symantec
10 8 (1.52%) Tieto
11 7 (1.33%) McAfee
11 7 (1.33%) Cognos
12 6 (1.14%) Altiris
12 6 (1.14%) Akamai
12 6 (1.14%) Tableau
13 5 (0.95%) TIBCO
13 5 (0.95%) webMethods
13 5 (0.95%) OpenText
13 5 (0.95%) HP
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £10500 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: Up to £45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
TUI Travel PLC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + bonus & full bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + training, pension, gym, 25 days
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Montash
Salary: £44000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + great benefits package
Posted: 12 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £16000.00 - £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus flexible benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Luton
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago