Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 95 51
Rank change year-on-year +49 -44 +26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 32 19 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.60% 1.31% 4.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.55% 6.07% 15.13%
Number of salaries quoted 32 17 81
Bedfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,425 £21,700 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £50,000 £62,000
East of England median annual salary £43,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +24.29% +2.94% -9.33%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 255 313 575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 28.72% 21.56% 32.23%
Number of salaries quoted 230 262 494
Bedfordshire median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,000 £27,550 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +2.35%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +42 17 £45,000 +23.29% 2
Shefford - 5 £42,500 -
Bedford +20 1 £50,000 +122.22% 2
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 24 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 24 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 23 (71.88%) ITIL
4 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
5 18 (56.25%) MCP
5 18 (56.25%) VMware
6 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (50.00%) CCNA
8 13 (40.63%) Cisco
8 13 (40.63%) MS Exchange
8 13 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (37.50%) Office 365
9 12 (37.50%) WAN
9 12 (37.50%) MCSA
9 12 (37.50%) Firewall
10 11 (34.38%) MCSE
10 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (34.38%) MCITP
10 11 (34.38%) Degree
11 9 (28.13%) Citrix
12 8 (25.00%) Manufacturing
12 8 (25.00%) Internet
12 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
12 8 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (21.88%) IT Strategy
13 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
13 7 (21.88%) XenApp

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (40.63%) MS Exchange
2 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (37.50%) Office 365
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) Firewall
1 12 (37.50%) WAN
2 8 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (25.00%) Internet
3 7 (21.88%) LAN
3 7 (21.88%) SAN
3 7 (21.88%) VLAN
4 6 (18.75%) DHCP
4 6 (18.75%) DNS
4 6 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.25%) Network Security
5 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (18.75%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Engineer
3 9 (28.13%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (25.00%) IT Engineer
4 8 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (21.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (21.88%) Support Engineer
6 6 (18.75%) Exchange Engineer
6 6 (18.75%) Team Leader
7 5 (15.63%) Architect
7 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (15.63%) Server Engineer
7 5 (15.63%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (15.63%) Windows Server Engineer
7 5 (15.63%) Windows Support Engineer
8 4 (12.50%) IT Support
9 3 (9.38%) Messaging Engineer
9 3 (9.38%) Support Team Leader
9 3 (9.38%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.25%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 24 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) IT Strategy
2 7 (21.88%) Project Management
3 6 (18.75%) Email Filtering
3 6 (18.75%) High Availability
3 6 (18.75%) ITSM
3 6 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (18.75%) Migration
3 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 5 (15.63%) Business Transformation
4 5 (15.63%) CMMI
4 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
4 5 (15.63%) Proactive Monitoring
4 5 (15.63%) Service Management
4 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (3.13%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) MCP
2 16 (50.00%) CCNA
2 16 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (37.50%) MCSA
4 11 (34.38%) Degree
4 11 (34.38%) MCITP
4 11 (34.38%) MCSE
5 6 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (15.63%) CCA
6 5 (15.63%) CCNP
6 5 (15.63%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (15.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (6.25%) A+ Certification
7 2 (6.25%) MCTS
7 2 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (3.13%) MCSD
8 1 (3.13%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (21.88%) XenApp
5 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.25%) vSphere
7 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (56.25%) VMware
3 13 (40.63%) Cisco
4 9 (28.13%) Citrix
5 5 (15.63%) HP
6 3 (9.38%) Dell
7 2 (6.25%) CA
7 2 (6.25%) CommVault
7 2 (6.25%) EMC
7 2 (6.25%) FalconStor
7 2 (6.25%) McAfee