The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Bedfordshire region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 358 323 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 27.20% 27.92% 19.62%
As % of the Vendors category 49.86% 47.29% 38.43%
Number of salaries quoted 331 302 170
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +4.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
718 683 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 54.56% 59.03% 51.05%
Number of salaries quoted 662 594 428
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
East of England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +2 203 £45,000 +11.11% 14
Luton 0 83 £47,500 -5.00% 19
Dunstable -7 8 £37,500 +1.80% 2
Leighton Buzzard - 7 £45,000 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 335 (52.67%) SQL Server
2 285 (44.81%) Windows
3 267 (41.98%) .NET
4 260 (40.88%) SQL
5 251 (39.47%) MS Excel
6 244 (38.36%) C#
7 198 (31.13%) ASP.NET
8 130 (20.44%) TDD
9 128 (20.13%) SharePoint
10 123 (19.34%) T-SQL
11 121 (19.03%) Scrum
12 116 (18.24%) WCF
13 112 (17.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 104 (16.35%) Software Engineering
15 103 (16.19%) MS Office
16 102 (16.04%) Web Services
16 102 (16.04%) JavaScript
16 102 (16.04%) MVC
17 100 (15.72%) SQL Server 2008
18 96 (15.09%) VMware
19 95 (14.94%) DNS
20 94 (14.78%) Relational Database
21 92 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
22 90 (14.15%) Project Management
23 86 (13.52%) Finance
24 85 (13.36%) HTML
24 85 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
24 85 (13.36%) .NET Framework
25 80 (12.58%) XML
26 79 (12.42%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 128 (20.13%) SharePoint
2 75 (11.79%) IIS
3 68 (10.69%) MS Exchange
4 47 (7.39%) SharePoint Server
5 43 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 36 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 33 (5.19%) BizTalk Server
8 20 (3.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 18 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (1.42%) Lync
12 8 (1.26%) IBM Notes
12 8 (1.26%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (0.79%) Papyrus
14 2 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.16%) Apache
15 1 (0.16%) ColdFusion
15 1 (0.16%) CMS
15 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
15 1 (0.16%) Node.js
Applications
1 251 (39.47%) MS Excel
2 103 (16.19%) MS Office
3 16 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.26%) MS Project
6 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.16%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.79%) Exstream
2 5 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.83%) SaaS
3 7 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (14.94%) DNS
2 78 (12.26%) Firewall
3 62 (9.75%) VPN
4 57 (8.96%) Internet
5 54 (8.49%) DHCP
6 50 (7.86%) SAN
7 47 (7.39%) TCP/IP
8 37 (5.82%) LAN
9 36 (5.66%) WAN
10 35 (5.50%) HTTP
11 31 (4.87%) Network Security
12 30 (4.72%) SSL
13 22 (3.46%) VLAN
14 19 (2.99%) HTTPS
15 13 (2.04%) FTP
16 11 (1.73%) VRRP
17 9 (1.42%) VoIP
18 8 (1.26%) NetScaler
18 8 (1.26%) NAS
19 7 (1.10%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (52.67%) SQL Server
2 100 (15.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 94 (14.78%) Relational Database
4 70 (11.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 28 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 22 (3.46%) Crystal Reports
10 17 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (1.57%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (1.10%) OLAP
15 5 (0.79%) MS Access
15 5 (0.79%) Pentaho
15 5 (0.79%) Oracle Database
16 2 (0.31%) Big Data
16 2 (0.31%) RavenDB
16 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 112 (17.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 69 (10.85%) Subversion
3 66 (10.38%) Visual Studio
4 35 (5.50%) NUnit
5 34 (5.35%) MSTest
6 24 (3.77%) Moq
7 13 (2.04%) Rhino Mocks
8 7 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.63%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.63%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.31%) JIRA
11 1 (0.16%) Selenium
11 1 (0.16%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.16%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.16%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.16%) VectorCAST
General
1 86 (13.52%) Finance
2 13 (2.04%) Legal
3 11 (1.73%) Marketing
3 11 (1.73%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.26%) Local Government
5 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.47%) Advertising
6 2 (0.31%) Publishing
6 2 (0.31%) Retail
7 1 (0.16%) Avionics
7 1 (0.16%) Banking
7 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.16%) Back Office
7 1 (0.16%) Law
7 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 187 (29.40%) Developer
2 134 (21.07%) Analyst
3 102 (16.04%) Architect
4 73 (11.48%) Senior Developer
5 66 (10.38%) Solutions Architect
6 46 (7.23%) Business Analyst
7 41 (6.45%) C# Developer
8 37 (5.82%) Support Analyst
9 33 (5.19%) .NET Developer
10 32 (5.03%) Support Engineer
11 30 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 30 (4.72%) Technical Architect
11 30 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
12 29 (4.56%) Lead Developer
13 28 (4.40%) Senior C# Developer
14 27 (4.25%) Systems Analyst
15 22 (3.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 22 (3.46%) Administrator
16 21 (3.30%) Software Developer
16 21 (3.30%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (41.98%) .NET
2 198 (31.13%) ASP.NET
3 116 (18.24%) WCF
4 102 (16.04%) Web Services
5 85 (13.36%) HTML
5 85 (13.36%) .NET Framework
6 80 (12.58%) XML
7 79 (12.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 72 (11.32%) Silverlight
9 70 (11.01%) WPF
10 68 (10.69%) WinForms
11 62 (9.75%) CSS
12 51 (8.02%) LINQ
13 46 (7.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 35 (5.50%) jQuery
15 34 (5.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 28 (4.40%) LINQ to SQL
17 26 (4.09%) ADO.NET
18 25 (3.93%) WF
19 24 (3.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.91%) N-Tier
2 40 (6.29%) Enterprise Software
3 32 (5.03%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.30%) Client/Server
5 17 (2.67%) Clustering
6 11 (1.73%) Replication
7 10 (1.57%) Mathematics
8 9 (1.42%) Firmware
9 8 (1.26%) iPad
9 8 (1.26%) Inversion of Control
9 8 (1.26%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.26%) iPhone
10 7 (1.10%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.94%) Thin Client
11 6 (0.94%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.79%) Data Conversion
12 5 (0.79%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.79%) Tandem
13 4 (0.63%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 285 (44.81%) Windows
2 79 (12.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (9.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (6.45%) Windows 7
5 30 (4.72%) Windows XP
6 28 (4.40%) Windows Vista
7 10 (1.57%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.42%) Linux
8 9 (1.42%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.26%) Android
10 4 (0.63%) AIX
11 3 (0.47%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.31%) UNIX
12 2 (0.31%) CentOS
12 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.16%) Solaris
13 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (20.44%) TDD
2 121 (19.03%) Scrum
3 104 (16.35%) Software Engineering
4 102 (16.04%) MVC
5 90 (14.15%) Project Management
6 70 (11.01%) Business Analysis
7 67 (10.53%) ITIL
8 65 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
10 59 (9.28%) Multithreading
11 58 (9.12%) OO
12 46 (7.23%) OOD
12 46 (7.23%) SOA
13 45 (7.08%) Technical Architecture
14 38 (5.97%) E-Commerce
15 36 (5.66%) CRM
16 35 (5.50%) Workflow
17 33 (5.19%) Product Management
17 33 (5.19%) Unit Testing
18 31 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 260 (40.88%) SQL
2 244 (38.36%) C#
3 123 (19.34%) T-SQL
4 102 (16.04%) JavaScript
5 25 (3.93%) PowerShell
6 22 (3.46%) PL/SQL
7 10 (1.57%) C
8 9 (1.42%) VBA
9 7 (1.10%) XPath
9 7 (1.10%) VB.NET
10 6 (0.94%) VB
10 6 (0.94%) Java
11 5 (0.79%) Delphi
12 3 (0.47%) PowerHouse
13 2 (0.31%) C++
13 2 (0.31%) PHP
14 1 (0.16%) VB6
14 1 (0.16%) ABAP
14 1 (0.16%) VC++
14 1 (0.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 92 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (8.81%) MCSE
3 42 (6.60%) Degree
4 39 (6.13%) MCP
5 36 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (4.87%) CCNA
7 26 (4.09%) MCSA
8 25 (3.93%) CCNP
9 21 (3.30%) CCIP
9 21 (3.30%) CCSP
10 13 (2.04%) Security+ Certification
11 12 (1.89%) CCA
11 12 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (1.89%) MCITP
12 11 (1.73%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (1.57%) A+ Certification
14 8 (1.26%) CCIA
14 8 (1.26%) ISEB
15 6 (0.94%) CBAP
15 6 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.87%) SLA
2 6 (0.94%) QA
3 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) DO-178B
System Software
1 85 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (11.48%) Active Directory
3 30 (4.72%) Terminal Services
4 23 (3.62%) Hyper-V
5 21 (3.30%) Forefront TMG
6 20 (3.14%) ISA Server
7 19 (2.99%) UAG
8 16 (2.52%) XenServer
9 13 (2.04%) MetaFrame
10 12 (1.89%) XenApp
11 11 (1.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 11 (1.73%) VMware ESX
11 11 (1.73%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.79%) vSphere
14 4 (0.63%) NFS
15 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
16 2 (0.31%) Xen
16 2 (0.31%) VMware Server
17 1 (0.16%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 16 (2.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 13 (2.04%) SCOM
3 10 (1.57%) MOM
4 9 (1.42%) WSUS
5 7 (1.10%) SCCM
5 7 (1.10%) HP SIM
6 3 (0.47%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 96 (15.09%) VMware
2 72 (11.32%) Cisco
3 62 (9.75%) Oracle
4 48 (7.55%) Citrix
5 27 (4.25%) Civica
6 26 (4.09%) HP
7 16 (2.52%) Symantec
8 10 (1.57%) NetApp
9 9 (1.42%) LANDesk
9 9 (1.42%) Comino
9 9 (1.42%) IBM
10 8 (1.26%) Apple
10 8 (1.26%) Lotus
11 7 (1.10%) Dell
11 7 (1.10%) EMC
11 7 (1.10%) McAfee
12 6 (0.94%) Wyse
13 5 (0.79%) Adobe
13 5 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.63%) Autodesk
Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus & substantial benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +corporate benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £32000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Code Red Associates
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, healthcare, 25 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + great benefits!
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - 10% bonus scheme + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago