The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 5 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 49 45 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 36.84% 24.32% 15.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 80.36% 93.62%
Number of salaries quoted 45 41 42
Median salary £30,000 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% -17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £21,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,661
% change year-on-year -1.36% +2.35%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 49 56 47
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 36.84% 30.27% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 45 51 44
Median salary £30,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% -22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £19,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Bedford

Windows
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Salary trend for Windows in Bedford

Windows
Salary Histogram in Bedford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Bedford over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 38 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 31 (54.39%) Windows Server
3 30 (52.63%) SQL Server
4 28 (49.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (43.86%) Active Directory
6 24 (42.11%) MS Excel
7 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (36.84%) Windows 7
9 20 (35.09%) SQL
10 17 (29.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (28.07%) IIS
11 16 (28.07%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (28.07%) Office 365
12 15 (26.32%) PowerShell
12 15 (26.32%) ITIL
13 12 (21.05%) Degree
13 12 (21.05%) Computer Science
14 11 (19.30%) SaaS
14 11 (19.30%) SDLC
14 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
15 9 (15.79%) MCSE
15 9 (15.79%) T-SQL
15 9 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (14.04%) MCITP
16 8 (14.04%) MS PowerPoint
16 8 (14.04%) Windows 10
16 8 (14.04%) DevOps
16 8 (14.04%) MCP
16 8 (14.04%) CRM

Windows
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 16 (28.07%) IIS
2 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) nginx
4 1 (1.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (12.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.07%) Microsoft Azure
1 16 (28.07%) Office 365
2 11 (19.30%) SaaS
3 4 (7.02%) PaaS
4 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) Firewall
2 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.51%) iSCSI
3 2 (3.51%) Network Security
3 2 (3.51%) SAN
3 2 (3.51%) VLAN
3 2 (3.51%) Wireless
4 1 (1.75%) DHCP
4 1 (1.75%) DNS
4 1 (1.75%) LAN
4 1 (1.75%) LDAP
4 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (8.77%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.75%) MySQL
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (5.26%) Aerospace
1 3 (5.26%) Games
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (19.30%) IT Manager
3 10 (17.54%) Analyst
4 9 (15.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) IT Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) IT Support
6 7 (12.28%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) Technical Support
7 6 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (8.77%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (8.77%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (8.77%) Technical Support Engineer
9 4 (7.02%) Administrator
9 4 (7.02%) IT Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Service Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (5.26%) MFC
2 3 (5.26%) OpenGL
2 3 (5.26%) STL
3 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (1.75%) CSS
3 1 (1.75%) CSS3
3 1 (1.75%) HTML
3 1 (1.75%) HTML5
3 1 (1.75%) J2EE
3 1 (1.75%) jQuery
3 1 (1.75%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.75%) REST
3 1 (1.75%) RESTful
3 1 (1.75%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.75%) SOAP
3 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Clustering
3 1 (1.75%) CMDB
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 31 (54.39%) Windows Server
2 28 (49.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (36.84%) Windows 7
5 8 (14.04%) Linux
5 8 (14.04%) Windows 10
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.51%) Android
8 1 (1.75%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.75%) CentOS
8 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) ITIL
2 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.30%) SDLC
3 8 (14.04%) CRM
3 8 (14.04%) DevOps
4 7 (12.28%) Change Management
4 7 (12.28%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
4 7 (12.28%) Problem Management
5 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (8.77%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (8.77%) High Availability
6 5 (8.77%) ITIL V3
6 5 (8.77%) Performance Improvement
6 5 (8.77%) Trend Analysis
7 4 (7.02%) Data Protection
7 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.26%) Mathematics
8 3 (5.26%) Multithreading
8 3 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) SQL
2 15 (26.32%) PowerShell
3 9 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 5 (8.77%) VBScript
5 4 (7.02%) C++
6 2 (3.51%) C#
7 1 (1.75%) Java
7 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.75%) Python
7 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (21.05%) Degree
3 9 (15.79%) MCSE
4 8 (14.04%) MCITP
4 8 (14.04%) MCP
5 7 (12.28%) MCSA
6 3 (5.26%) PhD
7 2 (3.51%) CCNA
7 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.75%) CCIP
8 1 (1.75%) CCNP
8 1 (1.75%) CCSP
8 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 25 (43.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.51%) vSphere
5 1 (1.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) SCCM
1 3 (5.26%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) VMware
3 6 (10.53%) Citrix
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle
5 3 (5.26%) Apple
6 2 (3.51%) Dell
6 2 (3.51%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.51%) HP
7 1 (1.75%) CA
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco
7 1 (1.75%) Draytek
7 1 (1.75%) IBM
7 1 (1.75%) NETGEAR
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.75%) SAP
7 1 (1.75%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.75%) Veeam