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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 271 279 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.79% 26.98% 25.43%
As % of the Vendors category 44.50% 44.86% 42.69%
Number of salaries quoted 219 267 233
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
609 622 595
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 51.22% 60.15% 59.56%
Number of salaries quoted 518 579 521
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 0 115 £45,000 - 13
Luton 0 86 £43,900 +3.29% 13
Dunstable -4 7 £37,500 +25.00%
Leighton Buzzard -8 1 £27,500 -29.48% 2
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 270 (45.69%) .NET
2 264 (44.67%) SQL Server
3 248 (41.96%) MS Excel
4 234 (39.59%) Windows
5 227 (38.41%) C#
6 207 (35.03%) ASP.NET
7 206 (34.86%) SQL
8 152 (25.72%) Scrum
9 129 (21.83%) TDD
10 125 (21.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 124 (20.98%) T-SQL
12 121 (20.47%) MVC
13 117 (19.80%) WCF
14 116 (19.63%) JavaScript
15 109 (18.44%) HTML
16 105 (17.77%) SQL Server 2008
17 104 (17.60%) Visual Studio
18 91 (15.40%) SharePoint
18 91 (15.40%) Agile Software Development
19 90 (15.23%) Software Engineering
20 87 (14.72%) XML
21 86 (14.55%) Project Management
22 83 (14.04%) Web Services
22 83 (14.04%) WPF
23 81 (13.71%) .NET Framework
24 79 (13.37%) MS Office
24 79 (13.37%) Subversion
25 77 (13.03%) IIS
26 75 (12.69%) ASP.NET MVC
27 74 (12.52%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 91 (15.40%) SharePoint
2 77 (13.03%) IIS
3 44 (7.45%) MS Exchange
4 29 (4.91%) SharePoint Server
5 24 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 18 (3.05%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (1.69%) CMS
8 9 (1.52%) Lotus Domino
9 8 (1.35%) IBM Notes
9 8 (1.35%) Lync
9 8 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.02%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.85%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 5 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.51%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 248 (41.96%) MS Excel
2 79 (13.37%) MS Office
3 27 (4.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (3.38%) MS Project
5 19 (3.21%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.51%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Academy Housing
1 5 (0.85%) arcHouse
2 3 (0.51%) Exstream
3 2 (0.34%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 52 (8.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.88%) SaaS
4 6 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (11.68%) DNS
2 46 (7.78%) DHCP
3 41 (6.94%) TCP/IP
4 34 (5.75%) Firewall
5 30 (5.08%) VPN
5 30 (5.08%) FTP
5 30 (5.08%) HTTP
6 27 (4.57%) SAN
7 24 (4.06%) Network Security
8 19 (3.21%) Internet
8 19 (3.21%) WAN
8 19 (3.21%) LAN
9 17 (2.88%) SSL
10 16 (2.71%) HTTPS
11 10 (1.69%) VoIP
11 10 (1.69%) iSCSI
12 9 (1.52%) VLAN
13 5 (0.85%) IPsec
13 5 (0.85%) LDAP
13 5 (0.85%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (44.67%) SQL Server
2 105 (17.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 68 (11.51%) Relational Database
4 41 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 37 (6.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 35 (5.92%) Crystal Reports
7 32 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (2.88%) Oracle Database
10 16 (2.71%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.85%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.51%) MySQL
15 3 (0.51%) Big Data
16 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 12c
16 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 125 (21.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 104 (17.60%) Visual Studio
3 79 (13.37%) Subversion
4 45 (7.61%) NUnit
5 40 (6.77%) MSTest
6 30 (5.08%) TeamCity
7 29 (4.91%) Moq
8 17 (2.88%) Rhino Mocks
9 15 (2.54%) JIRA
10 13 (2.20%) Git (software)
11 9 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.68%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.51%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.51%) FinalBuilder
13 3 (0.51%) NSubstitute
13 3 (0.51%) Toad
13 3 (0.51%) Log4Net
14 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 1 (0.17%) VectorCAST
General
1 51 (8.63%) Finance
2 14 (2.37%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.20%) Marketing
4 11 (1.86%) Legal
5 9 (1.52%) Back Office
6 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.17%) Advertising
8 1 (0.17%) Automotive
8 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 200 (33.84%) Developer
2 97 (16.41%) Analyst
3 71 (12.01%) Architect
3 71 (12.01%) Senior Developer
4 45 (7.61%) .NET Developer
5 42 (7.11%) Business Analyst
6 41 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 38 (6.43%) C# Developer
8 31 (5.25%) Technical Architect
9 30 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (4.57%) Software Developer
11 26 (4.40%) Junior
11 26 (4.40%) C# .NET Developer
12 24 (4.06%) Support Engineer
12 24 (4.06%) Lead Developer
13 23 (3.89%) Web Developer
14 22 (3.72%) Tester
14 22 (3.72%) Senior C# Developer
14 22 (3.72%) Web Engineer
15 21 (3.55%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (45.69%) .NET
2 207 (35.03%) ASP.NET
3 117 (19.80%) WCF
4 109 (18.44%) HTML
5 87 (14.72%) XML
6 83 (14.04%) Web Services
6 83 (14.04%) WPF
7 81 (13.71%) .NET Framework
8 75 (12.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 64 (10.83%) Silverlight
10 63 (10.66%) CSS
11 60 (10.15%) WinForms
12 42 (7.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 40 (6.77%) LINQ
14 38 (6.43%) jQuery
15 30 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 28 (4.74%) Middleware
17 19 (3.21%) COM
17 19 (3.21%) ADO.NET
18 17 (2.88%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.41%) N-Tier
2 22 (3.72%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (1.86%) Computer Science
4 11 (1.86%) Inversion of Control
5 10 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.52%) Replication
7 7 (1.18%) Clustering
8 6 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.85%) PKI
10 4 (0.68%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.68%) Tandem
10 4 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.68%) Firmware
10 4 (0.68%) iPad
10 4 (0.68%) iPhone
11 3 (0.51%) Open Source
11 3 (0.51%) Physics
11 3 (0.51%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.34%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 234 (39.59%) Windows
2 53 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (4.40%) Windows 7
5 18 (3.05%) Windows XP
6 15 (2.54%) Windows Vista
7 11 (1.86%) Linux
8 10 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.02%) UNIX
10 4 (0.68%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.68%) Android
10 4 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.17%) AIX
11 1 (0.17%) HPUX
11 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (25.72%) Scrum
2 129 (21.83%) TDD
3 121 (20.47%) MVC
4 91 (15.40%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (15.23%) Software Engineering
6 86 (14.55%) Project Management
7 59 (9.98%) E-Commerce
8 58 (9.81%) Business Analysis
9 54 (9.14%) Multithreading
10 52 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
11 48 (8.12%) Configuration Management
12 45 (7.61%) OO
13 40 (6.77%) ITIL
14 36 (6.09%) System Testing
15 33 (5.58%) User Stories
15 33 (5.58%) OOD
16 32 (5.41%) UML
16 32 (5.41%) Kanban
17 30 (5.08%) PRINCE2
18 27 (4.57%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 227 (38.41%) C#
2 206 (34.86%) SQL
3 124 (20.98%) T-SQL
4 116 (19.63%) JavaScript
5 42 (7.11%) PowerShell
6 25 (4.23%) VB
7 20 (3.38%) VB.NET
8 18 (3.05%) C
9 17 (2.88%) VB6
10 12 (2.03%) Java
11 8 (1.35%) C++
12 6 (1.02%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.85%) XAML
14 4 (0.68%) PHP
14 4 (0.68%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.51%) PowerHouse
15 3 (0.51%) Ruby
16 1 (0.17%) Python
16 1 (0.17%) Ada
16 1 (0.17%) RPG
Qualifications
1 71 (12.01%) Degree
2 63 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (5.75%) MCSE
4 23 (3.89%) MCP
4 23 (3.89%) ISEB
5 21 (3.55%) CBAP
6 20 (3.38%) MCITP
7 18 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (2.71%) CCNP
9 15 (2.54%) CCNA
9 15 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (2.20%) CCSP
10 13 (2.20%) CCIP
11 12 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 10 (1.69%) MCTS
13 9 (1.52%) A+ Certification
13 9 (1.52%) MCSA
13 9 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
14 8 (1.35%) Security Cleared
15 7 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.92%) SLA
2 19 (3.21%) QA
3 4 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) DO-178B
System Software
1 74 (12.52%) Active Directory
2 49 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.21%) Terminal Services
4 18 (3.05%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.54%) vSphere
6 13 (2.20%) ISA Server
7 12 (2.03%) Forefront TMG
8 11 (1.86%) UAG
9 10 (1.69%) XenApp
9 10 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (1.52%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.35%) NFS
12 7 (1.18%) VMware ESX
12 7 (1.18%) XenServer
13 4 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.68%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.51%) VMFS
15 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.34%) MetaFrame
16 1 (0.17%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 25 (4.23%) SCOM
2 16 (2.71%) MOM
3 11 (1.86%) HP SIM
4 6 (1.02%) WSUS
4 6 (1.02%) SCCM
5 3 (0.51%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.51%) logstash
6 2 (0.34%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.34%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 69 (11.68%) Oracle
2 61 (10.32%) VMware
3 37 (6.26%) Cisco
4 30 (5.08%) Citrix
5 27 (4.57%) HP
6 18 (3.05%) IBM
7 13 (2.20%) Capita
7 13 (2.20%) Civica
8 12 (2.03%) Dell
9 10 (1.69%) NetApp
10 9 (1.52%) Lotus
11 8 (1.35%) Perforce
12 7 (1.18%) Business Objects
13 6 (1.02%) Apple
13 6 (1.02%) McAfee
14 5 (0.85%) Symantec
14 5 (0.85%) Anite
14 5 (0.85%) Northgate
14 5 (0.85%) Orchard
14 5 (0.85%) CA
Luton, Bedfordshire
Response Personnel
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leighton Buzzard
Noir Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £18000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
TheSmartList
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
TheSmartList
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: From £28,922 to £31,160 per annum £28,922 - £31,160
Posted: 3 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + great benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
RSPB
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago