Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 10 6
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 66 68 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 25.58% 19.32% 27.14%
As % of the Vendors category 49.25% 40.96% 57.48%
Number of salaries quoted 70 74 149
Bedford median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -15.79% -
10th Percentile £19,000 £21,250 £31,210
90th Percentile £76,250 £52,500 £62,500
Bedfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% -2.17% +2.22%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Bedford.

All Vendors
Bedford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 134 166 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 51.94% 47.16% 47.21%
Number of salaries quoted 113 150 237
Bedford median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £23,500 £27,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £69,750 £66,250 £62,750
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 22 (33.33%) Office 365
2 21 (31.82%) .NET
3 19 (28.79%) SQL Server
3 19 (28.79%) Windows
4 16 (24.24%) C#
4 16 (24.24%) Active Directory
5 15 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (21.21%) ASP.NET
6 14 (21.21%) Windows 7
7 13 (19.70%) MS Exchange
7 13 (19.70%) MVC
8 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (18.18%) Windows Server
9 11 (16.67%) ITIL
10 10 (15.15%) Incident Management
10 10 (15.15%) Change Management
10 10 (15.15%) Problem Management
10 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (13.64%) IT Strategy
11 9 (13.64%) Software Engineering
11 9 (13.64%) Visual Studio
11 9 (13.64%) WAN
11 9 (13.64%) Cisco
12 8 (12.12%) LAN
12 8 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (12.12%) SOA
12 8 (12.12%) TOGAF
12 8 (12.12%) Firewall
12 8 (12.12%) Mentoring
12 8 (12.12%) Remote Desktop

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 13 (19.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.52%) CMS
2 1 (1.52%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.52%) IIS
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Visio
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (33.33%) Office 365
2 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.55%) SaaS
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) WAN
2 8 (12.12%) Firewall
2 8 (12.12%) LAN
2 8 (12.12%) Network Security
2 8 (12.12%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.52%) BGP
3 1 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.52%) DHCP
3 1 (1.52%) DNS
3 1 (1.52%) OSPF
3 1 (1.52%) SAN
3 1 (1.52%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.52%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.52%) VPN
3 1 (1.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (28.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.03%) NUnit
4 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (7.58%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 16 (24.24%) Architect
3 12 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) IT Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) IT Support
3 12 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (10.61%) Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Cisco Support
7 5 (7.58%) Network Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Network Support
7 5 (7.58%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.82%) .NET
2 14 (21.21%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (6.06%) HTML
5 3 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.55%) CSS
5 3 (4.55%) jQuery
6 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.52%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (1.52%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.52%) Flash
6 1 (1.52%) HTML5
6 1 (1.52%) WCF
6 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.58%) Driving Licence
3 4 (6.06%) User Experience
4 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.52%) BYOD
6 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.52%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.79%) Windows
2 14 (21.21%) Windows 7
3 12 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) Android
5 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.70%) MVC
3 11 (16.67%) ITIL
4 10 (15.15%) Change Management
4 10 (15.15%) Incident Management
4 10 (15.15%) Problem Management
5 9 (13.64%) IT Strategy
5 9 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 8 (12.12%) Mentoring
6 8 (12.12%) SOA
6 8 (12.12%) TOGAF
7 7 (10.61%) Network Management
8 5 (7.58%) BDD
8 5 (7.58%) Data Modelling
8 5 (7.58%) Load Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Microservices
8 5 (7.58%) Performance Engineering
8 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.58%) TDD
9 4 (6.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.24%) C#
2 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (1.52%) Apple Swift
3 1 (1.52%) C
3 1 (1.52%) Java
3 1 (1.52%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (9.09%) CCSA
3 5 (7.58%) CCNA
4 2 (3.03%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.03%) MCP
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.52%) CCENT
5 1 (1.52%) CCSE
5 1 (1.52%) Degree
5 1 (1.52%) MCSA
5 1 (1.52%) MCSE
5 1 (1.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.52%) vSphere
2 1 (1.52%) XenApp
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) Cisco
2 7 (10.61%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.03%) Capita
3 2 (3.03%) Perforce
4 1 (1.52%) CA
4 1 (1.52%) Citrix
4 1 (1.52%) CommVault
4 1 (1.52%) EMC
4 1 (1.52%) F5
4 1 (1.52%) FalconStor
4 1 (1.52%) HP
4 1 (1.52%) McAfee
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle
4 1 (1.52%) VMware
4 1 (1.52%) Xamarin