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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 199 212 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.05% 20.31% 19.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.58% 70.90% 72.06%
Number of salaries quoted 170 197 167
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
278 299 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 23.82% 28.64% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 232 277 235
Average salary £37,000 £43,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.94% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £52,500 £55,000
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -5 80 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Luton -3 75 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Dunstable 0 9 £37,000 +32.14%
Shefford - 2 - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 273 (53.95%) SQL Server
2 261 (51.58%) Microsoft
3 204 (40.32%) .NET
4 189 (37.35%) C#
5 170 (33.60%) ASP.NET
5 170 (33.60%) VMware
6 166 (32.81%) SQL
7 154 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 152 (30.04%) MS Excel
9 122 (24.11%) DNS
10 121 (23.91%) Citrix
11 116 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 115 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
13 113 (22.33%) Firewall
14 104 (20.55%) Active Directory
14 104 (20.55%) Visual Studio
15 103 (20.36%) SQL Server 2008
16 102 (20.16%) WCF
17 96 (18.97%) DHCP
18 92 (18.18%) SharePoint
19 91 (17.98%) VMware Infrastructure
20 90 (17.79%) MCSE
20 90 (17.79%) MVC
21 89 (17.59%) WPF
22 87 (17.19%) Scrum
23 86 (17.00%) SAN
23 86 (17.00%) VPN
24 85 (16.80%) T-SQL
24 85 (16.80%) WinForms
25 84 (16.60%) IIS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 92 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 84 (16.60%) IIS
3 66 (13.04%) MS Exchange
4 51 (10.08%) Lotus Domino
5 40 (7.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 30 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (5.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 25 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
9 18 (3.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (2.57%) IBM Notes
12 10 (1.98%) Lync
13 8 (1.58%) Apache
14 7 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (1.19%) CMS
16 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
16 3 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
16 3 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
17 2 (0.40%) MQSeries
Applications
1 152 (30.04%) MS Excel
2 64 (12.65%) MS Office
3 14 (2.77%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.98%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.59%) MS Project
6 2 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (2.37%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.59%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 45 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.16%) SaaS
4 10 (1.98%) Office 365
5 1 (0.20%) PaaS
5 1 (0.20%) IaaS
5 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 122 (24.11%) DNS
2 113 (22.33%) Firewall
3 96 (18.97%) DHCP
4 86 (17.00%) SAN
4 86 (17.00%) VPN
5 82 (16.21%) WAN
6 80 (15.81%) LAN
7 67 (13.24%) TCP/IP
8 38 (7.51%) Wi-Fi
9 36 (7.11%) Internet
10 22 (4.35%) SSL
11 21 (4.15%) Network Security
12 19 (3.75%) HTTP
13 18 (3.56%) FTP
14 17 (3.36%) HTTPS
15 15 (2.96%) MPLS
16 13 (2.57%) VoIP
17 12 (2.37%) iSCSI
17 12 (2.37%) VLAN
17 12 (2.37%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (53.95%) SQL Server
2 103 (20.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (9.29%) Relational Database
4 45 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (2.96%) MySQL
8 11 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
9 10 (1.98%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.40%) SQLite
14 1 (0.20%) Hazelcast
14 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 12c
14 1 (0.20%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 104 (20.55%) Visual Studio
2 78 (15.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 65 (12.85%) Subversion
4 34 (6.72%) Moq
5 20 (3.95%) NUnit
6 19 (3.75%) Rhino Mocks
7 18 (3.56%) MSTest
8 16 (3.16%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.98%) Git (software)
10 8 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.99%) Selenium
12 4 (0.79%) Selenium IDE
12 4 (0.79%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.59%) MSBuild
14 2 (0.40%) PowerBuilder
15 1 (0.20%) Artifactory
15 1 (0.20%) JMeter
15 1 (0.20%) Maven
15 1 (0.20%) Log4Net
15 1 (0.20%) JIRA
General
1 42 (8.30%) Finance
2 17 (3.36%) Marketing
3 10 (1.98%) Legal
4 7 (1.38%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.19%) Back Office
6 4 (0.79%) Advertising
7 3 (0.59%) Law
8 2 (0.40%) Banking
8 2 (0.40%) Retail
8 2 (0.40%) Games
8 2 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 154 (30.43%) Developer
2 100 (19.76%) Analyst
3 70 (13.83%) .NET Developer
4 48 (9.49%) PC Support
5 47 (9.29%) Network Engineer
6 46 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 46 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 44 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 44 (8.70%) Senior Developer
7 44 (8.70%) Support Engineer
8 42 (8.30%) Network Support
9 40 (7.91%) 3rd Line Support
10 35 (6.92%) PC Engineer
11 34 (6.72%) C# .NET Developer
12 29 (5.73%) Administrator
13 28 (5.53%) Server Support
14 27 (5.34%) Architect
15 25 (4.94%) ASP.NET Developer
16 24 (4.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 23 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (40.32%) .NET
2 170 (33.60%) ASP.NET
3 102 (20.16%) WCF
4 89 (17.59%) WPF
5 85 (16.80%) WinForms
6 69 (13.64%) .NET Framework
7 66 (13.04%) Web Services
8 55 (10.87%) HTML
9 54 (10.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 46 (9.09%) Silverlight
11 43 (8.50%) CSS
12 36 (7.11%) Ajax
13 31 (6.13%) Middleware
14 29 (5.73%) LINQ
14 29 (5.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 28 (5.53%) XML
16 24 (4.74%) jQuery
17 22 (4.35%) ADO.NET
18 20 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 15 (2.96%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.51%) SecurID
2 37 (7.31%) Blackberry
3 30 (5.93%) N-Tier
4 22 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.56%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.96%) Inversion of Control
7 12 (2.37%) Replication
8 11 (2.17%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.17%) Statistics
9 9 (1.78%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.58%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.58%) Firmware
11 7 (1.38%) Clustering
12 6 (1.19%) PKI
13 5 (0.99%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.99%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.59%) Physics
15 2 (0.40%) Social Network
15 2 (0.40%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 154 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 116 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 65 (12.85%) Windows 7
4 49 (9.68%) Android
5 47 (9.29%) Linux
6 40 (7.91%) Windows Phone
6 40 (7.91%) Windows Phone 8
7 37 (7.31%) VMS
8 27 (5.34%) Windows XP
9 19 (3.75%) Windows Vista
10 15 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.38%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.19%) UNIX
14 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.40%) Solaris
15 2 (0.40%) AIX
16 1 (0.20%) HPUX
16 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (17.79%) MVC
2 87 (17.19%) Scrum
3 81 (16.01%) TDD
4 70 (13.83%) Project Management
5 62 (12.25%) Multithreading
6 57 (11.26%) Software Engineering
7 54 (10.67%) ITIL
8 47 (9.29%) Business Analysis
9 45 (8.89%) OOD
10 43 (8.50%) OO
11 41 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (7.71%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (7.51%) Technical Architecture
14 33 (6.52%) E-Commerce
15 32 (6.32%) Product Management
16 31 (6.13%) Root Cause Analysis
17 25 (4.94%) Software Testing
18 21 (4.15%) Service Delivery
18 21 (4.15%) PRINCE2
19 19 (3.75%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 189 (37.35%) C#
2 166 (32.81%) SQL
3 85 (16.80%) T-SQL
4 82 (16.21%) JavaScript
5 35 (6.92%) PowerShell
6 32 (6.32%) VB.NET
7 22 (4.35%) C++
8 16 (3.16%) Java
9 12 (2.37%) VB
10 9 (1.78%) C
11 8 (1.58%) Groovy
11 8 (1.58%) VB6
12 4 (0.79%) Perl
12 4 (0.79%) VBScript
13 3 (0.59%) Python
14 2 (0.40%) XPath
14 2 (0.40%) XAML
15 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.20%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 115 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (17.79%) MCSE
3 47 (9.29%) Degree
4 29 (5.73%) MCP
5 27 (5.34%) MCITP
6 24 (4.74%) CCNA
6 24 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (4.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (3.95%) CCNP
9 19 (3.75%) ISEB
10 14 (2.77%) MCSA
10 14 (2.77%) CCIP
10 14 (2.77%) CCSP
10 14 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 14 (2.77%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (2.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (2.37%) VCP5
12 10 (1.98%) CCA
12 10 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (1.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.73%) SLA
2 19 (3.75%) QA
3 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 104 (20.55%) Active Directory
2 91 (17.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (11.26%) vSphere
4 51 (10.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 35 (6.92%) XenApp
6 21 (4.15%) Terminal Services
7 20 (3.95%) Hyper-V
8 18 (3.56%) VMware ESX
9 16 (3.16%) ISA Server
10 14 (2.77%) Forefront TMG
11 13 (2.57%) UAG
12 12 (2.37%) XenServer
13 10 (1.98%) XenDesktop
13 10 (1.98%) VMware Server
14 8 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (1.38%) NFS
16 5 (0.99%) MetaFrame
17 3 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
17 3 (0.59%) VMFS
18 1 (0.20%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 39 (7.71%) Backup Exec
2 37 (7.31%) McAfee ePO
3 18 (3.56%) SCOM
4 17 (3.36%) MOM
5 15 (2.96%) HP SIM
6 9 (1.78%) SCCM
7 6 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.99%) WSUS
9 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.59%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.40%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.40%) Nessus
11 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 261 (51.58%) Microsoft
2 170 (33.60%) VMware
3 121 (23.91%) Citrix
4 51 (10.08%) Lotus
5 50 (9.88%) Cisco
6 48 (9.49%) McAfee
7 47 (9.29%) Symantec
8 37 (7.31%) Clearswift
9 32 (6.32%) Oracle
10 31 (6.13%) HP
11 17 (3.36%) Civica
12 16 (3.16%) CheckPoint
13 13 (2.57%) F5
14 12 (2.37%) Dell
15 9 (1.78%) IBM
16 7 (1.38%) NetApp
17 6 (1.19%) Adobe
18 5 (0.99%) Siebel
18 5 (0.99%) CA
18 5 (0.99%) Wyse
Luton, Bedfordshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent Benefits/Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Capita
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Bupa, 23days
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bedfordshire
ACO Technologies plc
Salary: Market rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £18000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £400 - £475 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £30-50,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Bedford
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + On call 1 wk in 3 = 20% payment
Posted: 10 days ago
Bedfordshire
NuEPC Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
TheSmartList
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £18000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Luton
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits,Bonus,Healthcare
Posted: 23 days ago