The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Microsoft
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 9 4
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 33 49 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 26.61% 23.44% 25.37%
As % of the Vendors category 51.56% 51.58% 48.25%
Number of salaries quoted 32 49 57
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £22,000 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 64 95 143
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 51.61% 45.45% 52.57%
Number of salaries quoted 58 82 108
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £66,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Bedford

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Bedford

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Bedford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bedford over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 46 (54.12%) SQL Server
2 40 (47.06%) Windows
3 32 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (31.76%) Windows Server
5 25 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (25.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 22 (25.88%) SQL
7 21 (24.71%) .NET
8 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (18.82%) Active Directory
10 16 (18.82%) ITIL
10 16 (18.82%) Office 365
10 16 (18.82%) SaaS
10 16 (18.82%) Software Engineering
11 15 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (17.65%) IIS
11 15 (17.65%) C#
11 15 (17.65%) JavaScript
11 15 (17.65%) CRM
11 15 (17.65%) MVC
12 14 (16.47%) SDLC
12 14 (16.47%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (16.47%) PowerShell
13 13 (15.29%) HTML
13 13 (15.29%) CSS
14 12 (14.12%) MS Exchange
14 12 (14.12%) CMS
15 11 (12.94%) PRINCE2
15 11 (12.94%) Windows 7

Microsoft
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 15 (17.65%) IIS
2 12 (14.12%) CMS
2 12 (14.12%) MS Exchange
3 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
4 7 (8.24%) EPiServer
5 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (8.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (18.82%) Office 365
2 16 (18.82%) SaaS
3 7 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.41%) LAN
1 8 (9.41%) WAN
2 7 (8.24%) Network Security
3 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.71%) BGP
4 4 (4.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (4.71%) Firewall
4 4 (4.71%) OSPF
4 4 (4.71%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (4.71%) Spanning Tree
4 4 (4.71%) tcpdump
4 4 (4.71%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.18%) DHCP
5 1 (1.18%) DNS
5 1 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (54.12%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (16.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (7.06%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (7.06%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.24%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.06%) NUnit
3 6 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.88%) Selenium
5 4 (4.71%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (3.53%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (17.65%) Analyst
2 13 (15.29%) Developer
3 9 (10.59%) IT Manager
3 9 (10.59%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (8.24%) C# Developer
4 7 (8.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (8.24%) IT Engineer
4 7 (8.24%) IT Support
4 7 (8.24%) IT Support Engineer
4 7 (8.24%) Senior C# Developer
4 7 (8.24%) Senior Developer
4 7 (8.24%) Senior Systems Developer
4 7 (8.24%) Systems Developer
5 6 (7.06%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Architect
6 5 (5.88%) CRM Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.71%) .NET
2 13 (15.29%) CSS
2 13 (15.29%) HTML
3 10 (11.76%) jQuery
4 7 (8.24%) .NET Framework
4 7 (8.24%) AngularJS
4 7 (8.24%) Entity Framework
4 7 (8.24%) WCF
4 7 (8.24%) Web Services
5 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.06%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 40 (47.06%) Windows
2 27 (31.76%) Windows Server
3 25 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (12.94%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.35%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.18%) Android
8 1 (1.18%) Linux
8 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.82%) ITIL
2 16 (18.82%) Software Engineering
3 15 (17.65%) CRM
3 15 (17.65%) MVC
4 14 (16.47%) SDLC
5 11 (12.94%) IT Strategy
5 11 (12.94%) PRINCE2
6 8 (9.41%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (9.41%) DevOps
6 8 (9.41%) ITIL V3
6 8 (9.41%) Mentoring
7 7 (8.24%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (8.24%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 7 (8.24%) MVVM
7 7 (8.24%) Network Management
8 6 (7.06%) BDD
8 6 (7.06%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (7.06%) Front End Development
8 6 (7.06%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.88%) SQL
2 15 (17.65%) C#
2 15 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 14 (16.47%) PowerShell
4 8 (9.41%) T-SQL
4 8 (9.41%) VBScript
5 3 (3.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.59%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (10.59%) MCSE
3 8 (9.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (9.41%) Degree
3 8 (9.41%) MCITP
3 8 (9.41%) MCP
3 8 (9.41%) MCSA
4 7 (8.24%) CCSA
5 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (5.88%) CCNP
6 5 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (4.71%) CCDP
7 4 (4.71%) CCNA
7 4 (4.71%) CCSE
8 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.18%) CCIP
9 1 (1.18%) CCSP
9 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (18.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (10.59%) Cisco
2 8 (9.41%) CheckPoint
2 8 (9.41%) Citrix
3 6 (7.06%) Perforce
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle
5 2 (2.35%) Meridio
6 1 (1.18%) Apple
6 1 (1.18%) Dell
6 1 (1.18%) IBM
6 1 (1.18%) VMware
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