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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 251 262 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 25.98% 22.34% 26.92%
As % of the Vendors category 54.92% 43.81% 44.32%
Number of salaries quoted 224 213 263
Average salary £45,000 £41,875 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.46% -6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,150 £21,300 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
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
457 598 616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 47.31% 50.98% 60.75%
Number of salaries quoted 404 508 573
Average salary £47,000 £42,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.58% -4.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +4 78 £40,000 -8.88% 2
Bedford -6 73 £45,500 +1.11% 11
Dunstable -1 24 £48,000 +28.00%
Shefford - 4 £40,000 - 2
Leighton Buzzard +8 2 £50,000 +98.01% 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 198 (40.99%) MS Excel
2 197 (40.79%) SQL Server
3 195 (40.37%) Windows
4 181 (37.47%) .NET
5 155 (32.09%) C#
6 145 (30.02%) ASP.NET
7 124 (25.67%) Agile Software Development
8 122 (25.26%) SQL
9 119 (24.64%) HTML
10 110 (22.77%) Active Directory
11 105 (21.74%) CSS
12 104 (21.53%) JavaScript
13 103 (21.33%) VMware
14 91 (18.84%) MVC
14 91 (18.84%) MS Office
15 86 (17.81%) Citrix
16 81 (16.77%) Microsoft Certification
16 81 (16.77%) jQuery
17 80 (16.56%) ITIL
18 75 (15.53%) MS Exchange
19 73 (15.11%) VMware Infrastructure
20 72 (14.91%) ASP.NET MVC
21 69 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
22 68 (14.08%) SharePoint
22 68 (14.08%) Web Services
23 67 (13.87%) Visual Studio
24 65 (13.46%) Degree
25 64 (13.25%) Windows Server 2008
26 63 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
27 62 (12.84%) Mentoring

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 75 (15.53%) MS Exchange
2 68 (14.08%) SharePoint
3 45 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 40 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (4.35%) IIS
6 21 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.86%) Node.js
8 9 (1.86%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (1.45%) Lync
10 6 (1.24%) NServiceBus
10 6 (1.24%) CMS
11 5 (1.04%) LiveLink
11 5 (1.04%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.04%) Documentum
12 3 (0.62%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 198 (40.99%) MS Excel
2 91 (18.84%) MS Office
3 17 (3.52%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.24%) MS Project
5 5 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.83%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 69 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (11.59%) Office 365
3 16 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.69%) SaaS
5 8 (1.66%) PaaS
6 3 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.41%) IaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 49 (10.14%) TCP/IP
2 31 (6.42%) DHCP
3 29 (6.00%) DNS
4 25 (5.18%) SAN
5 24 (4.97%) Network Security
6 22 (4.55%) Firewall
6 22 (4.55%) LAN
6 22 (4.55%) WAN
7 13 (2.69%) Intranet
7 13 (2.69%) OSPF
7 13 (2.69%) BGP
7 13 (2.69%) iSCSI
7 13 (2.69%) Spanning Tree
8 12 (2.48%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (1.86%) tcpdump
9 9 (1.86%) Wireshark
9 9 (1.86%) NetScaler
10 8 (1.66%) Internet
11 6 (1.24%) PBX
12 4 (0.83%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (40.79%) SQL Server
2 43 (8.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (7.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (7.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (5.59%) Relational Database
6 22 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (3.11%) SQL Server 2000
9 13 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (2.28%) MS Access
11 9 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.86%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (1.04%) OLAP
13 5 (1.04%) FileMaker
14 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
16 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 67 (13.87%) Visual Studio
2 40 (8.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (4.97%) Git (software)
4 19 (3.93%) NUnit
5 18 (3.73%) Subversion
6 17 (3.52%) JIRA
6 17 (3.52%) Rhino Mocks
7 15 (3.11%) TeamCity
8 12 (2.48%) Moq
8 12 (2.48%) Selenium
9 7 (1.45%) NSubstitute
10 6 (1.24%) FinalBuilder
10 6 (1.24%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.24%) Jasmine
10 6 (1.24%) Log4Net
11 5 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.83%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.41%) MSTest
14 1 (0.21%) Toad
14 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
General
1 52 (10.77%) Finance
2 23 (4.76%) Banking
3 15 (3.11%) Retail
4 12 (2.48%) Marketing
4 12 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.07%) Legal
6 8 (1.66%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.04%) French Language
7 5 (1.04%) German Language
7 5 (1.04%) Hindi Language
7 5 (1.04%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.83%) Billing
8 4 (0.83%) Electronics
9 3 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.62%) Publishing
10 2 (0.41%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 112 (23.19%) Developer
2 66 (13.66%) Analyst
3 60 (12.42%) Architect
4 44 (9.11%) .NET Developer
5 35 (7.25%) Senior Developer
6 32 (6.63%) Technical Support
7 31 (6.42%) C# Developer
8 30 (6.21%) Consultant
9 28 (5.80%) Team Leader
10 27 (5.59%) Support Technician
11 25 (5.18%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (4.76%) Technical Architect
13 20 (4.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 19 (3.93%) Web Developer
14 19 (3.93%) Technical Analyst
15 17 (3.52%) Service Analyst
16 16 (3.31%) Service Desk Analyst
16 16 (3.31%) Support Analyst
16 16 (3.31%) Support Engineer
16 16 (3.31%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (37.47%) .NET
2 145 (30.02%) ASP.NET
3 119 (24.64%) HTML
4 105 (21.74%) CSS
5 81 (16.77%) jQuery
6 72 (14.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 68 (14.08%) Web Services
8 56 (11.59%) .NET Framework
9 52 (10.77%) WCF
10 51 (10.56%) HTML5
11 50 (10.35%) Entity Framework
12 42 (8.70%) AngularJS
13 37 (7.66%) Ajax
14 24 (4.97%) CSS3
15 23 (4.76%) WPF
16 22 (4.55%) XML
16 22 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
17 21 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 21 (4.35%) Silverlight
18 20 (4.14%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.28%) Mathematics
2 35 (7.25%) Data Centre
3 24 (4.97%) Management Information System
4 20 (4.14%) N-Tier
5 18 (3.73%) Blackberry
5 18 (3.73%) iPhone
5 18 (3.73%) iPad
6 15 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.90%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.69%) Clustering
9 11 (2.28%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.66%) Replication
10 8 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.04%) PMI
12 4 (0.83%) Wiki
12 4 (0.83%) Statistics
12 4 (0.83%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.41%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 195 (40.37%) Windows
2 64 (13.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (10.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (5.80%) Android
6 24 (4.97%) Apple iOS
7 18 (3.73%) Mac OS X
8 15 (3.11%) Windows 8
9 13 (2.69%) Windows 7
10 12 (2.48%) Linux
11 10 (2.07%) UNIX
12 8 (1.66%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.04%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.04%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.41%) Solaris
15 1 (0.21%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (25.67%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (18.84%) MVC
3 80 (16.56%) ITIL
4 62 (12.84%) Mentoring
5 61 (12.63%) Scrum
6 52 (10.77%) TDD
7 50 (10.35%) Project Management
8 45 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (8.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 40 (8.28%) Software Engineering
10 40 (8.28%) SDLC
11 37 (7.66%) Web Development
12 34 (7.04%) OO
13 33 (6.83%) Service Delivery
14 28 (5.80%) CRM
14 28 (5.80%) E-Commerce
15 27 (5.59%) Coaching
16 24 (4.97%) Time Management
17 23 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (4.76%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 155 (32.09%) C#
2 122 (25.26%) SQL
3 104 (21.53%) JavaScript
4 42 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 39 (8.07%) C
6 27 (5.59%) PowerShell
7 17 (3.52%) VB
8 12 (2.48%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.45%) Java
10 6 (1.24%) Ruby
11 5 (1.04%) C++
11 5 (1.04%) Perl
12 4 (0.83%) VBA
12 4 (0.83%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.41%) VB6
14 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.21%) VC++
14 1 (0.21%) Python
14 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 81 (16.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (13.46%) Degree
3 50 (10.35%) MCSE
4 35 (7.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 34 (7.04%) MCSA
6 26 (5.38%) MCP
7 25 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (4.76%) VCP5
9 18 (3.73%) A+ Certification
10 17 (3.52%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (3.52%) CCNP
11 14 (2.90%) CCNA
11 14 (2.90%) CCDP
12 13 (2.69%) CCSA
13 12 (2.48%) CCSE
13 12 (2.48%) Citrix Certification
13 12 (2.48%) Check Point Certification
14 11 (2.28%) PMI Certification
15 10 (2.07%) ISEB
16 9 (1.86%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.18%) SLA
2 12 (2.48%) QA
3 5 (1.04%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 110 (22.77%) Active Directory
2 73 (15.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (7.66%) VMware ESX
4 34 (7.04%) XenApp
5 32 (6.63%) vSphere
6 16 (3.31%) Terminal Services
7 12 (2.48%) Hyper-V
7 12 (2.48%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.07%) ISA Server
9 9 (1.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 9 (1.86%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.41%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (2.48%) SCCM
2 11 (2.28%) MOM
3 10 (2.07%) WSUS
4 9 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.24%) Windows Intune
5 6 (1.24%) logstash
6 4 (0.83%) SCOM
7 3 (0.62%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.41%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.41%) Puppet
9 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 103 (21.33%) VMware
2 86 (17.81%) Citrix
3 55 (11.39%) Cisco
4 40 (8.28%) Intel
5 37 (7.66%) Oracle
6 21 (4.35%) Apple
7 19 (3.93%) CheckPoint
8 10 (2.07%) McAfee
9 8 (1.66%) Tieto
10 5 (1.04%) Akamai
10 5 (1.04%) OpenText
10 5 (1.04%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.04%) webMethods
11 4 (0.83%) Mitel
12 3 (0.62%) F5
12 3 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.41%) Cognos
13 2 (0.41%) HP
13 2 (0.41%) Dell
13 2 (0.41%) Tableau
Shefford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 50k + pension, training budgets, flexitime and more
Posted: 20 hours ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + excellent company benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: Up to £50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £58000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + car, bonus, full bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
RSPB
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 12 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 14 days ago
Luton
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + 20% Bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago