The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 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 of the Operating Systems category for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 313 264 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 23.78% 22.82% 15.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.00% 84.62% 67.63%
Number of salaries quoted 295 246 139
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
423 312 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 32.14% 26.97% 22.95%
Number of salaries quoted 394 278 205
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £53,400 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Bedfordshire region.

Windows Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Windows
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 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 +3 167 £40,000 +3.89% 15
Luton -7 69 £42,500 +11.84% 9
Dunstable +9 13 £37,500 +1.80% 1
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £37,500 -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 285 (57.46%) Microsoft
2 262 (52.82%) SQL Server
3 190 (38.31%) .NET
4 177 (35.69%) C#
5 171 (34.48%) SQL
6 162 (32.66%) MS Excel
7 149 (30.04%) VMware
8 140 (28.23%) ASP.NET
9 130 (26.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 123 (24.80%) Firewall
11 119 (23.99%) DNS
12 107 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
13 101 (20.36%) WCF
13 101 (20.36%) Citrix
13 101 (20.36%) Microsoft Certification
14 99 (19.96%) Windows Server 2003
15 96 (19.35%) WinForms
15 96 (19.35%) Active Directory
16 93 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
17 89 (17.94%) SharePoint
18 88 (17.74%) TDD
19 87 (17.54%) WPF
20 85 (17.14%) VPN
21 83 (16.73%) Team Foundation Server
22 81 (16.33%) MS Exchange
23 79 (15.93%) IIS
24 76 (15.32%) MS Office
25 74 (14.92%) T-SQL
25 74 (14.92%) DHCP
25 74 (14.92%) Scrum

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Windows 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 Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 89 (17.94%) SharePoint
2 81 (16.33%) MS Exchange
3 79 (15.93%) IIS
4 38 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (6.45%) SharePoint Server
6 29 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 27 (5.44%) Lotus Domino
8 21 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 20 (4.03%) SharePoint 2010
10 19 (3.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (1.81%) Apache
11 9 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (1.61%) IBM Notes
13 7 (1.41%) Lync
14 2 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
15 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
15 1 (0.20%) Papyrus
15 1 (0.20%) Node.js
Applications
1 162 (32.66%) MS Excel
2 76 (15.32%) MS Office
3 15 (3.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.02%) Acrobat
5 9 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.81%) PaintShop Pro
5 9 (1.81%) RoboHelp
6 6 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.40%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.20%) MS Project
8 1 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Visualfiles
1 1 (0.20%) Academy Housing
1 1 (0.20%) arcHouse
1 1 (0.20%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.23%) SaaS
3 8 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.60%) Office 365
5 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.20%) IaaS
5 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 123 (24.80%) Firewall
2 119 (23.99%) DNS
3 85 (17.14%) VPN
4 74 (14.92%) DHCP
5 68 (13.71%) SAN
6 62 (12.50%) LAN
7 60 (12.10%) WAN
8 53 (10.69%) TCP/IP
9 38 (7.66%) Internet
10 30 (6.05%) SSL
11 29 (5.85%) VLAN
12 26 (5.24%) Network Security
13 23 (4.64%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (3.83%) HTTP
15 15 (3.02%) HTTPS
16 11 (2.22%) FTP
16 11 (2.22%) VRRP
17 10 (2.02%) iSCSI
18 9 (1.81%) VoIP
18 9 (1.81%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (52.82%) SQL Server
2 93 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (10.08%) Relational Database
4 31 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (3.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (2.82%) MySQL
8 12 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 9 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.21%) SQLite
10 6 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.21%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.01%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.81%) DTS
13 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.40%) RavenDB
15 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 83 (16.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 72 (14.52%) Visual Studio
3 66 (13.31%) Subversion
4 38 (7.66%) Moq
5 27 (5.44%) Rhino Mocks
6 24 (4.84%) NUnit
6 24 (4.84%) MSTest
7 11 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.81%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.60%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.60%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.40%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.40%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (0.40%) Selenium
10 2 (0.40%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.20%) Log4Net
11 1 (0.20%) JIRA
11 1 (0.20%) Artifactory
General
1 44 (8.87%) Finance
2 11 (2.22%) Legal
3 9 (1.81%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.21%) Marketing
5 4 (0.81%) Retail
6 3 (0.60%) Advertising
7 2 (0.40%) Publishing
7 2 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.20%) Law
8 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 133 (26.81%) Developer
2 90 (18.15%) Analyst
3 50 (10.08%) .NET Developer
3 50 (10.08%) Support Analyst
4 45 (9.07%) C# Developer
5 41 (8.27%) Support Engineer
6 40 (8.06%) Architect
7 38 (7.66%) C# .NET Developer
8 33 (6.65%) Solutions Architect
9 31 (6.25%) Senior Developer
10 30 (6.05%) PC Support
11 29 (5.85%) Network Engineer
11 29 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 28 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support
13 26 (5.24%) Technical Support
13 26 (5.24%) Administrator
14 24 (4.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 23 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
16 22 (4.44%) Software Developer
16 22 (4.44%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (38.31%) .NET
2 140 (28.23%) ASP.NET
3 101 (20.36%) WCF
4 96 (19.35%) WinForms
5 87 (17.54%) WPF
6 64 (12.90%) .NET Framework
7 56 (11.29%) Web Services
8 53 (10.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 50 (10.08%) Silverlight
10 40 (8.06%) HTML
11 39 (7.86%) LINQ
12 38 (7.66%) CSS
13 34 (6.85%) Ajax
13 34 (6.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 29 (5.85%) Middleware
15 28 (5.65%) LINQ to SQL
16 26 (5.24%) ADO.NET
17 25 (5.04%) Castle Windsor
18 23 (4.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 23 (4.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.27%) N-Tier
2 28 (5.65%) Blackberry
3 24 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.84%) Computer Science
4 22 (4.44%) Inversion of Control
5 20 (4.03%) Clustering
6 19 (3.83%) SecurID
7 16 (3.23%) Replication
8 13 (2.62%) Client/Server
9 12 (2.42%) iPad
10 10 (2.02%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.81%) Firmware
11 9 (1.81%) iPhone
12 8 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.41%) Thin Client
13 7 (1.41%) Fat Client
14 6 (1.21%) Social Network
14 6 (1.21%) RIA
14 6 (1.21%) Web 2.0
15 5 (1.01%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 130 (26.21%) Windows Server 2008
2 99 (19.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 62 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 37 (7.46%) Android
5 36 (7.26%) Linux
5 36 (7.26%) Windows XP
6 28 (5.65%) Windows Vista
7 19 (3.83%) Windows Phone 8
7 19 (3.83%) Windows Phone
7 19 (3.83%) VMS
8 16 (3.23%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.81%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.21%) UNIX
11 3 (0.60%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.60%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.40%) CentOS
12 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (17.74%) TDD
2 74 (14.92%) Scrum
3 72 (14.52%) MVC
4 69 (13.91%) Software Engineering
5 60 (12.10%) Multithreading
6 58 (11.69%) Project Management
7 56 (11.29%) OOD
8 53 (10.69%) OO
9 52 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
10 50 (10.08%) ITIL
11 46 (9.27%) Technical Architecture
12 42 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (8.27%) Business Analysis
14 29 (5.85%) Product Management
15 25 (5.04%) SOA
16 24 (4.84%) Domain-Driven Design
17 23 (4.64%) User Acceptance Testing
18 22 (4.44%) E-Commerce
18 22 (4.44%) Kanban
18 22 (4.44%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 177 (35.69%) C#
2 171 (34.48%) SQL
3 74 (14.92%) T-SQL
4 49 (9.88%) JavaScript
5 26 (5.24%) PowerShell
6 21 (4.23%) VB.NET
7 19 (3.83%) C++
8 13 (2.62%) Java
9 11 (2.22%) XAML
10 10 (2.02%) VB
11 8 (1.61%) Python
12 7 (1.41%) XPath
13 5 (1.01%) Delphi
13 5 (1.01%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 5 (1.01%) VB6
14 4 (0.81%) Groovy
14 4 (0.81%) Ruby
14 4 (0.81%) VBScript
15 3 (0.60%) C
16 2 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 101 (20.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (13.51%) MCSE
3 55 (11.09%) Degree
4 41 (8.27%) MCP
5 34 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (6.45%) CCNA
7 26 (5.24%) CCNP
8 20 (4.03%) MCSA
9 15 (3.02%) CCIP
9 15 (3.02%) CCSP
9 15 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (2.82%) Security+ Certification
11 13 (2.62%) MCITP
12 12 (2.42%) CCA
13 11 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (2.22%) A+ Certification
13 11 (2.22%) MCTS
14 10 (2.02%) ISEB
15 9 (1.81%) MCSD
16 8 (1.61%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.85%) SLA
2 8 (1.61%) QA
3 5 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 107 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (19.35%) Active Directory
3 30 (6.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 28 (5.65%) Terminal Services
5 26 (5.24%) vSphere
6 23 (4.64%) XenApp
7 22 (4.44%) ISA Server
7 22 (4.44%) Hyper-V
8 19 (3.83%) Forefront TMG
8 19 (3.83%) UAG
9 18 (3.63%) XenServer
10 14 (2.82%) VMware ESX
11 13 (2.62%) MetaFrame
12 12 (2.42%) XenDesktop
13 7 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (1.01%) NFS
15 4 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
15 4 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.60%) VMware Server
17 2 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 22 (4.44%) Backup Exec
2 19 (3.83%) McAfee ePO
3 16 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (2.22%) SCOM
5 10 (2.02%) SCCM
5 10 (2.02%) MOM
6 9 (1.81%) WSUS
7 7 (1.41%) Nessus
7 7 (1.41%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.20%) Nagios
9 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 285 (57.46%) Microsoft
2 149 (30.04%) VMware
3 101 (20.36%) Citrix
4 65 (13.10%) Cisco
5 35 (7.06%) Symantec
6 27 (5.44%) HP
6 27 (5.44%) Lotus
7 26 (5.24%) McAfee
8 22 (4.44%) Oracle
9 20 (4.03%) Civica
10 19 (3.83%) Clearswift
11 9 (1.81%) Adobe
11 9 (1.81%) LANDesk
12 8 (1.61%) Apple
13 7 (1.41%) Dell
13 7 (1.41%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.21%) Facebook
14 6 (1.21%) Twitter
14 6 (1.21%) Wyse
14 6 (1.21%) IBM
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bonus & substantial benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus & substantial benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £32000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Bupa, 23days
Posted: 3 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus 12.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: US$45000 - US$50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Depends on experience + Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum plus Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: £45000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits,Bonus,Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, London, South East, UK
easyJet
Salary: £Competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Luton, London, South East, UK
easyJet
Salary: £Competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Luton, London, South East, UK
easyJet
Salary: £Competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago