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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 51 52 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 38.06% 27.81% 31.29%
As % of the Vendors category 66.23% 54.17% 62.59%
Number of salaries quoted 46 52 72
Median salary £32,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.00% +3.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £32,750 £32,650
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £67,250
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% -  

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 77 96 139
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 57.46% 51.34% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 63 89 99
Median salary £30,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -45.45% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 41 (53.95%) MS Excel
2 38 (50.00%) Windows
3 36 (47.37%) SQL Server
4 25 (32.89%) Windows Server
5 24 (31.58%) SQL
6 22 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (22.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (19.74%) SaaS
9 15 (19.74%) Active Directory
9 15 (19.74%) T-SQL
10 14 (18.42%) IIS
10 14 (18.42%) .NET
10 14 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (17.11%) PowerShell
11 13 (17.11%) ITIL
11 13 (17.11%) MS Office
12 12 (15.79%) C#
13 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET
13 11 (14.47%) MS Exchange
13 11 (14.47%) Windows 7
13 11 (14.47%) Office 365
14 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (13.16%) MS PowerPoint
14 10 (13.16%) JavaScript
14 10 (13.16%) TCP/IP
14 10 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (11.84%) CCNP
15 9 (11.84%) Cisco

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 14 (18.42%) IIS
2 11 (14.47%) MS Exchange
3 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 41 (53.95%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.11%) MS Office
3 10 (13.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (10.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.74%) SaaS
2 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (14.47%) Office 365
4 4 (5.26%) PaaS
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.16%) TCP/IP
2 9 (11.84%) LAN
2 9 (11.84%) WAN
3 8 (10.53%) BGP
3 8 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (10.53%) Network Security
3 8 (10.53%) OSPF
3 8 (10.53%) Spanning Tree
3 8 (10.53%) tcpdump
3 8 (10.53%) Wireshark
4 4 (5.26%) Firewall
5 2 (2.63%) Wireless
6 1 (1.32%) DHCP
6 1 (1.32%) DNS
6 1 (1.32%) HTTP
6 1 (1.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (11.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.58%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.32%) Power BI
7 1 (1.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.26%) Selenium
2 4 (5.26%) Subversion
2 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.95%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.32%) Bower
4 1 (1.32%) JDeveloper
General
1 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (21.05%) Analyst
2 9 (11.84%) Consultant
3 8 (10.53%) Developer
3 8 (10.53%) IT Manager
3 8 (10.53%) Network Consultant
4 7 (9.21%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (9.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) IT Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) IT Support
4 7 (9.21%) IT Support Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Network Security Consultant
4 7 (9.21%) Security Consultant
4 7 (9.21%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Check Point Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Cisco Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) .NET
2 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET
3 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (3.95%) CSS
5 3 (3.95%) HTML
5 3 (3.95%) jQuery
6 2 (2.63%) WCF
6 2 (2.63%) Web Services
7 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 7 (9.21%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 38 (50.00%) Windows
2 25 (32.89%) Windows Server
3 22 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (14.47%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.32%) Android
7 1 (1.32%) Linux
7 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.11%) ITIL
3 9 (11.84%) CRM
3 9 (11.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (11.84%) Load Balancing
3 9 (11.84%) Presales
4 8 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (10.53%) Network Management
4 8 (10.53%) SDLC
5 7 (9.21%) DevOps
5 7 (9.21%) MVC
6 6 (7.89%) Change Management
6 6 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (7.89%) Incident Management
6 6 (7.89%) Problem Management
6 6 (7.89%) Web Development
7 5 (6.58%) High Availability
7 5 (6.58%) ITIL V3
7 5 (6.58%) Performance Improvement
7 5 (6.58%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (31.58%) SQL
2 15 (19.74%) T-SQL
3 13 (17.11%) PowerShell
4 12 (15.79%) C#
5 10 (13.16%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.58%) VBScript
7 2 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (11.84%) CCNP
3 9 (11.84%) MCSE
4 8 (10.53%) CCDP
4 8 (10.53%) CCSA
4 8 (10.53%) CCSE
4 8 (10.53%) Degree
4 8 (10.53%) MCITP
4 8 (10.53%) MCP
5 7 (9.21%) MCSA
6 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.63%) CCNA
7 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.32%) CCIP
8 1 (1.32%) CCSP
8 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (19.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (11.84%) Cisco
2 8 (10.53%) CheckPoint
3 5 (6.58%) Citrix
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle
5 2 (2.63%) Meridio
6 1 (1.32%) Apple
6 1 (1.32%) Dell
6 1 (1.32%) Draytek
6 1 (1.32%) EMC
6 1 (1.32%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.32%) IBM
6 1 (1.32%) NETGEAR
6 1 (1.32%) SonicWALL
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Bens Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 43-48k
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
The SmartList
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 9 days ago