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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 230 356 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.03% 27.13% 28.07%
As % of the Vendors category 42.91% 52.28% 47.51%
Number of salaries quoted 182 329 304
Average salary £41,750 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.76% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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
536 681 684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 46.69% 51.91% 59.07%
Number of salaries quoted 415 627 596
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £55,550
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -3 74 £40,000 -15.78% 4
Bedford -1 68 £52,500 +16.66% 8
Leighton Buzzard +1 18 £50,000 +11.11%
Dunstable +2 9 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Biggleswade - 2 £34,250 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 250 (52.41%) MS Excel
2 195 (40.88%) .NET
3 180 (37.74%) SQL Server
4 166 (34.80%) C#
5 152 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
6 140 (29.35%) Windows
7 137 (28.72%) ASP.NET
8 117 (24.53%) SQL
9 107 (22.43%) Scrum
10 103 (21.59%) MVC
11 98 (20.55%) HTML
12 93 (19.50%) JavaScript
13 79 (16.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 78 (16.35%) Active Directory
15 76 (15.93%) WCF
16 73 (15.30%) MS Office
17 67 (14.05%) Oracle
17 67 (14.05%) TDD
18 66 (13.84%) VMware
19 65 (13.63%) CSS
19 65 (13.63%) ITIL
20 59 (12.37%) Visual Studio
20 59 (12.37%) SQL Server 2008
20 59 (12.37%) Team Foundation Server
21 57 (11.95%) Coaching
22 55 (11.53%) jQuery
22 55 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
23 54 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
23 54 (11.32%) Citrix
23 54 (11.32%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 45 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 38 (7.97%) MS Exchange
3 21 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (4.19%) IIS
5 15 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (2.31%) NServiceBus
7 8 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.47%) CMS
9 5 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.05%) Lync
10 4 (0.84%) Node.js
10 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.84%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 250 (52.41%) MS Excel
2 73 (15.30%) MS Office
3 29 (6.08%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.94%) MS Project
4 14 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 10 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.05%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (0.84%) Pegasus Opera
4 2 (0.42%) PRMS
5 1 (0.21%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.21%) arcHouse
5 1 (0.21%) SalesLogix
5 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.21%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.77%) Office 365
4 8 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.47%) SaaS
6 2 (0.42%) IaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.97%) TCP/IP
2 31 (6.50%) SAN
2 31 (6.50%) WAN
3 29 (6.08%) LAN
3 29 (6.08%) Network Security
4 24 (5.03%) Internet
5 22 (4.61%) Firewall
6 21 (4.40%) Spanning Tree
7 20 (4.19%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (4.19%) OSPF
7 20 (4.19%) BGP
8 15 (3.14%) Fibre Channel
9 12 (2.52%) DHCP
10 11 (2.31%) Wireshark
11 10 (2.10%) tcpdump
12 9 (1.89%) iSCSI
12 9 (1.89%) DNS
13 8 (1.68%) Intranet
14 7 (1.47%) FTP
15 5 (1.05%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (37.74%) SQL Server
2 59 (12.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (5.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (4.40%) SQL Server 2000
5 19 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (3.98%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.56%) Oracle Database
6 17 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 12 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (2.31%) Crystal Reports
9 10 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.68%) OLAP
11 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (1.05%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (1.05%) OLAP Cube
12 5 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 59 (12.37%) Visual Studio
1 59 (12.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (5.45%) Rhino Mocks
3 25 (5.24%) JIRA
4 24 (5.03%) NUnit
5 18 (3.77%) TeamCity
5 18 (3.77%) Git (software)
6 17 (3.56%) Moq
7 11 (2.31%) NSubstitute
8 10 (2.10%) Log4Net
8 10 (2.10%) FinalBuilder
8 10 (2.10%) SpecFlow
8 10 (2.10%) Jasmine
9 6 (1.26%) MSTest
10 5 (1.05%) Subversion
11 3 (0.63%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.63%) Toad
12 2 (0.42%) Axure RP
13 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 1 (0.21%) Selenium
General
1 35 (7.34%) Finance
2 12 (2.52%) Retail
3 6 (1.26%) Marketing
4 5 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.84%) Publishing
6 3 (0.63%) Advertising
6 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.63%) Banking
7 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.42%) Automotive
8 1 (0.21%) Legal
8 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 111 (23.27%) Developer
2 90 (18.87%) Analyst
3 49 (10.27%) Development Manager
4 43 (9.01%) Consultant
5 40 (8.39%) Architect
6 37 (7.76%) .NET Developer
7 32 (6.71%) Support Analyst
8 31 (6.50%) Technical Support
9 26 (5.45%) Support Technician
10 25 (5.24%) Senior Developer
11 24 (5.03%) Web Developer
12 23 (4.82%) Senior Manager
13 22 (4.61%) Support Engineer
14 21 (4.40%) Technical Architect
14 21 (4.40%) C# Developer
15 20 (4.19%) Team Leader
15 20 (4.19%) Lead Architect
15 20 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
16 19 (3.98%) Senior Development Manager
17 18 (3.77%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (40.88%) .NET
2 137 (28.72%) ASP.NET
3 98 (20.55%) HTML
4 79 (16.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 76 (15.93%) WCF
6 65 (13.63%) CSS
7 55 (11.53%) jQuery
8 50 (10.48%) Web Services
9 48 (10.06%) .NET Framework
10 47 (9.85%) Silverlight
11 37 (7.76%) WPF
12 36 (7.55%) Entity Framework
13 34 (7.13%) Ajax
14 32 (6.71%) LINQ
15 28 (5.87%) WinForms
16 27 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 25 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 25 (5.24%) HTML5
18 20 (4.19%) AngularJS
19 17 (3.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.87%) N-Tier
2 26 (5.45%) Blackberry
3 23 (4.82%) iPhone
4 22 (4.61%) iPad
5 19 (3.98%) Replication
6 13 (2.73%) Mathematics
7 10 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (1.89%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.68%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.47%) User Experience
11 6 (1.26%) Inversion of Control
11 6 (1.26%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.05%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.84%) Clustering
14 3 (0.63%) GIS
14 3 (0.63%) Statistics
15 2 (0.42%) PMI
15 2 (0.42%) Visualisation
16 1 (0.21%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 140 (29.35%) Windows
2 32 (6.71%) Android
3 31 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (6.08%) Apple iOS
5 28 (5.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (4.61%) Mac OS X
7 14 (2.94%) Windows XP
8 9 (1.89%) Linux
8 9 (1.89%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.89%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.26%) UNIX
10 5 (1.05%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.84%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (22.43%) Scrum
3 103 (21.59%) MVC
4 67 (14.05%) TDD
5 65 (13.63%) ITIL
6 57 (11.95%) Coaching
7 55 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 54 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 54 (11.32%) Performance Management
9 41 (8.60%) Software Engineering
10 40 (8.39%) Mentoring
11 34 (7.13%) OO
12 32 (6.71%) People Management
13 31 (6.50%) Project Management
14 26 (5.45%) E-Commerce
15 25 (5.24%) Service Delivery
15 25 (5.24%) Web Development
15 25 (5.24%) Matrix Management
16 23 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (4.61%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 166 (34.80%) C#
2 117 (24.53%) SQL
3 93 (19.50%) JavaScript
4 30 (6.29%) VB
5 29 (6.08%) PowerShell
6 23 (4.82%) T-SQL
7 12 (2.52%) Ruby
8 9 (1.89%) VBA
9 8 (1.68%) VC++
9 8 (1.68%) VB.NET
9 8 (1.68%) C
10 7 (1.47%) Java
10 7 (1.47%) VB6
11 5 (1.05%) VBScript
12 4 (0.84%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.21%) PHP
13 1 (0.21%) C++
Qualifications
1 54 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (7.97%) Degree
3 33 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (5.66%) A+ Certification
4 27 (5.66%) CCNP
5 24 (5.03%) MCSE
5 24 (5.03%) MCSA
6 22 (4.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (4.40%) CCDP
8 20 (4.19%) MCP
8 20 (4.19%) CCSA
9 19 (3.98%) CCSE
10 16 (3.35%) CCNA
11 13 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (2.73%) VCP5
12 12 (2.52%) Check Point Certification
13 11 (2.31%) ISEB
14 6 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.84%) MCTS
15 4 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.24%) SLA
2 6 (1.26%) QA
3 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 78 (16.35%) Active Directory
2 36 (7.55%) vSphere
3 33 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (5.66%) XenApp
5 19 (3.98%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.47%) Terminal Services
6 7 (1.47%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.63%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.42%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.42%) Xen
9 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (4.61%) SCCM
2 10 (2.10%) MOM
2 10 (2.10%) logstash
3 9 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (1.89%) WSUS
4 7 (1.47%) SCOM
5 3 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.63%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.42%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.21%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 67 (14.05%) Oracle
2 66 (13.84%) VMware
3 54 (11.32%) Cisco
3 54 (11.32%) Citrix
4 24 (5.03%) CheckPoint
5 22 (4.61%) Apple
6 21 (4.40%) Intel
7 16 (3.35%) Symantec
8 14 (2.94%) CommVault
8 14 (2.94%) FalconStor
9 8 (1.68%) Tableau
9 8 (1.68%) Altiris
10 7 (1.47%) Cognos
10 7 (1.47%) HP
11 6 (1.26%) Sage
12 4 (0.84%) Pegasus
12 4 (0.84%) IBM
12 4 (0.84%) Sybase
12 4 (0.84%) JD Edwards
12 4 (0.84%) Akamai
Bedfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £15500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Capital Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £22,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k - 33k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 8 days ago
Bedford
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Bedford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 9 days ago
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Questor Resourcing
Salary: Competitive salary according to experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Ireland, Bedfordshire
JM Digital
Posted: 10 days ago
Luton
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago