The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 34 33
Rank change year-on-year +15 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 9.23% 1.61% 4.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.49% 6.38% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 12
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £46,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% -30.48%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 49 47 78
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 37.69% 25.27% 27.76%
Number of salaries quoted 46 37 59
Median salary £35,000 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -39.13% +27.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Bedford.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Bedford

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Bedford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Bedford over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (88.24%) SQL Server
3 9 (52.94%) MCSE
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server
4 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (47.06%) CRM
4 8 (47.06%) MCP
4 8 (47.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (47.06%) MCITP
4 8 (47.06%) Degree
4 8 (47.06%) Computer Science
5 7 (41.18%) MCSA
5 7 (41.18%) ITIL
6 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (29.41%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (29.41%) Performance Improvement
7 5 (29.41%) Office 365
7 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (29.41%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (29.41%) Trend Analysis
7 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
7 5 (29.41%) High Availability
7 5 (29.41%) VBScript
7 5 (29.41%) IIS
7 5 (29.41%) SQL

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (29.41%) IIS
1 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
1 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (29.41%) Office 365
3 4 (23.53%) PaaS
3 4 (23.53%) SaaS
4 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Wireless
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) IT Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Azure Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Server Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Database Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Database Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Android
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) CRM
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (29.41%) High Availability
3 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Improvement
3 5 (29.41%) Trend Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.88%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) MCSE
2 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 8 (47.06%) MCITP
2 8 (47.06%) MCP
3 7 (41.18%) MCSA
4 2 (11.76%) CCNA
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.88%) CCIP
5 1 (5.88%) CCNP
5 1 (5.88%) CCSP
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Apple
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Dell
2 1 (5.88%) Draytek
2 1 (5.88%) NETGEAR
2 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL
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