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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 240 273 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 25.42% 28.44% 26.35%
As % of the Vendors category 50.31% 55.04% 51.66%
Number of salaries quoted 210 245 286
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 £24,000 £27,500 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
477 496 633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 50.53% 51.67% 51.01%
Number of salaries quoted 410 445 550
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Bedford +1 128 £47,500 - 6
Luton -3 34 £42,500 -10.52% 9
Leighton Buzzard +9 10 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Dunstable -7 6 £43,750 +58.37% 2
Biggleswade - 1 - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 264 (51.36%) MS Excel
2 236 (45.91%) .NET
3 226 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
4 212 (41.25%) SQL Server
5 210 (40.86%) C#
6 164 (31.91%) ASP.NET
7 152 (29.57%) Scrum
8 133 (25.88%) Windows
9 129 (25.10%) SQL
10 117 (22.76%) WCF
11 109 (21.21%) MVC
12 105 (20.43%) TDD
13 98 (19.07%) Visual Studio
14 88 (17.12%) ASP.NET MVC
15 87 (16.93%) JavaScript
16 85 (16.54%) HTML
17 84 (16.34%) Team Foundation Server
18 78 (15.18%) MS Office
19 72 (14.01%) Oracle
20 70 (13.62%) WPF
21 68 (13.23%) Web Services
21 68 (13.23%) SharePoint
22 66 (12.84%) SQL Server 2008
23 65 (12.65%) Active Directory
24 63 (12.26%) Silverlight
25 61 (11.87%) ITIL
26 59 (11.48%) Coaching
27 58 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
27 58 (11.28%) Performance Management
28 54 (10.51%) jQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 68 (13.23%) SharePoint
2 37 (7.20%) IIS
3 23 (4.47%) MS Exchange
4 20 (3.89%) NServiceBus
5 19 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
6 15 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (2.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 15 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.36%) CMS
8 7 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.39%) Lync
12 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 2 (0.39%) MQSeries
Applications
1 264 (51.36%) MS Excel
2 78 (15.18%) MS Office
3 25 (4.86%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.72%) MS Project
5 12 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.36%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (0.97%) Agresso
4 4 (0.78%) Pegasus Opera
5 2 (0.39%) PRMS
6 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.19%) SalesLogix
6 1 (0.19%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 49 (9.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (6.81%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.56%) SaaS
4 5 (0.97%) Office 365
5 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.23%) FTP
2 30 (5.84%) DNS
3 28 (5.45%) TCP/IP
4 25 (4.86%) DHCP
5 20 (3.89%) WAN
6 19 (3.70%) Network Security
6 19 (3.70%) LAN
7 18 (3.50%) SAN
8 16 (3.11%) Internet
9 15 (2.92%) Firewall
10 14 (2.72%) BGP
10 14 (2.72%) OSPF
11 13 (2.53%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (1.56%) PuTTY
12 8 (1.56%) WinSCP
12 8 (1.56%) SSH
12 8 (1.56%) HTTP
13 6 (1.17%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (0.97%) VPN
14 5 (0.97%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (41.25%) SQL Server
2 66 (12.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (5.45%) Oracle Database
4 25 (4.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (3.89%) Oracle Database 10g
5 20 (3.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (3.50%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (2.53%) Crystal Reports
8 12 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.36%) OLAP
12 5 (0.97%) FileMaker
12 5 (0.97%) MS Access
12 5 (0.97%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (0.97%) OLAP Cube
13 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 98 (19.07%) Visual Studio
2 84 (16.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (9.53%) Rhino Mocks
4 39 (7.59%) NUnit
5 32 (6.23%) Moq
6 30 (5.84%) JIRA
7 25 (4.86%) TeamCity
7 25 (4.86%) Git (software)
8 19 (3.70%) Log4Net
8 19 (3.70%) NSubstitute
8 19 (3.70%) Jasmine
8 19 (3.70%) SpecFlow
8 19 (3.70%) FinalBuilder
9 13 (2.53%) MSTest
10 12 (2.33%) Subversion
11 8 (1.56%) Toad
12 5 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (0.58%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.19%) Selenium
14 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 46 (8.95%) Finance
2 10 (1.95%) Retail
2 10 (1.95%) Automotive
3 8 (1.56%) Back Office
4 7 (1.36%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.97%) Marketing
6 4 (0.78%) Legal
7 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.19%) Advertising
8 1 (0.19%) Publishing
8 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 161 (31.32%) Developer
2 85 (16.54%) Analyst
3 64 (12.45%) Architect
4 52 (10.12%) Development Manager
5 51 (9.92%) .NET Developer
6 34 (6.61%) Technical Architect
7 30 (5.84%) Web Developer
7 30 (5.84%) C# Developer
7 30 (5.84%) Lead Architect
8 29 (5.64%) Senior Developer
8 29 (5.64%) Support Analyst
8 29 (5.64%) C# .NET Developer
9 27 (5.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (4.86%) Team Leader
10 25 (4.86%) Consultant
11 22 (4.28%) Business Analyst
12 21 (4.09%) Senior .NET Developer
12 21 (4.09%) Senior Manager
13 19 (3.70%) Senior C# Developer
13 19 (3.70%) Senior Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (45.91%) .NET
2 164 (31.91%) ASP.NET
3 117 (22.76%) WCF
4 88 (17.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 85 (16.54%) HTML
6 70 (13.62%) WPF
7 68 (13.23%) Web Services
8 63 (12.26%) Silverlight
9 54 (10.51%) jQuery
10 49 (9.53%) .NET Framework
11 42 (8.17%) WinForms
12 41 (7.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 39 (7.59%) CSS
14 36 (7.00%) LINQ
15 31 (6.03%) Castle Windsor
16 28 (5.45%) COM
17 27 (5.25%) Ajax
18 23 (4.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 23 (4.47%) KnockoutJS
19 22 (4.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.25%) N-Tier
2 25 (4.86%) User Experience
3 15 (2.92%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
5 10 (1.95%) Data Structures
5 10 (1.95%) Blackberry
5 10 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.95%) Replication
6 9 (1.75%) iPhone
6 9 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (1.75%) iPad
7 7 (1.36%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.58%) GIS
9 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.39%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.39%) Statistics
10 2 (0.39%) PMI
11 1 (0.19%) LIMS
11 1 (0.19%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 133 (25.88%) Windows
2 20 (3.89%) Android
2 20 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 16 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (2.92%) Linux
6 14 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (2.14%) UNIX
8 9 (1.75%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.56%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.56%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.97%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.78%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (29.57%) Scrum
3 109 (21.21%) MVC
4 105 (20.43%) TDD
5 61 (11.87%) ITIL
6 59 (11.48%) Coaching
7 58 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 58 (11.28%) Performance Management
8 49 (9.53%) E-Commerce
9 45 (8.75%) OO
10 44 (8.56%) Software Engineering
11 42 (8.17%) People Management
12 39 (7.59%) Matrix Management
13 38 (7.39%) Disaster Recovery
14 33 (6.42%) Mentoring
15 30 (5.84%) OOD
16 25 (4.86%) Service Delivery
16 25 (4.86%) Project Management
17 24 (4.67%) UML
17 24 (4.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 210 (40.86%) C#
2 129 (25.10%) SQL
3 87 (16.93%) JavaScript
4 46 (8.95%) PowerShell
5 41 (7.98%) T-SQL
6 27 (5.25%) VB
7 22 (4.28%) VB.NET
8 20 (3.89%) Ruby
9 12 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.14%) VB6
11 9 (1.75%) VBA
12 8 (1.56%) Java
13 6 (1.17%) VC++
13 6 (1.17%) C++
14 2 (0.39%) XAML
15 1 (0.19%) C
15 1 (0.19%) VBScript
15 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (6.42%) Degree
3 19 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (3.11%) CCNP
5 14 (2.72%) MCP
6 13 (2.53%) CCDP
6 13 (2.53%) MCSE
7 12 (2.33%) CCSE
7 12 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (2.33%) ISEB
7 12 (2.33%) CCSA
8 11 (2.14%) A+ Certification
8 11 (2.14%) CBAP
9 10 (1.95%) VCP5
9 10 (1.95%) MCSA
10 7 (1.36%) CCNA
11 6 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (1.17%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (0.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.37%) SLA
2 4 (0.78%) QA
3 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 65 (12.65%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.50%) vSphere
4 14 (2.72%) XenApp
5 12 (2.33%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.97%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (0.97%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.58%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.58%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.39%) UAG
8 2 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.39%) Xen
8 2 (0.39%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (3.70%) logstash
2 18 (3.50%) MOM
2 18 (3.50%) SCOM
3 13 (2.53%) SCCM
4 8 (1.56%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.39%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.39%) WSUS
7 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.19%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 72 (14.01%) Oracle
2 46 (8.95%) VMware
3 39 (7.59%) Cisco
4 31 (6.03%) Citrix
5 16 (3.11%) CheckPoint
5 16 (3.11%) IBM
6 14 (2.72%) Intel
7 13 (2.53%) Apple
8 12 (2.33%) Symantec
9 11 (2.14%) Nintex
10 9 (1.75%) HP
11 7 (1.36%) SAP
11 7 (1.36%) Cognos
11 7 (1.36%) Dell
11 7 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.36%) Sitecore
12 6 (1.17%) FalconStor
12 6 (1.17%) Altiris
12 6 (1.17%) CommVault
12 6 (1.17%) Business Objects
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £35000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (4K) + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Certification Training + Great Ben
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Candidate Source
Salary: £40,000 - £55,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Candidate Source
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Candidate Source
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Candidate Source
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Talent Spa
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent benefits & overtime
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Bupa, 25 days
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Car, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 50k + benefits including ongoing Microsoft Certifications
Posted: 5 days ago
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 50k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
EasyJet
Posted: 18 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
EasyJet
Posted: 18 days ago