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 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 67 61
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 25 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.29% 2.70% 2.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.95% 12.08% 12.12%
Number of salaries quoted 13 25 28
Median salary £30,000 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +3.22%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 137 207 264
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 20.88% 22.35% 23.28%
Number of salaries quoted 106 169 210
Median salary £41,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £31,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +14 12 £30,000 -11.11%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (96.30%) Windows
3 22 (81.48%) SQL Server
4 19 (70.37%) MCSE
5 18 (66.67%) Windows Server
6 14 (51.85%) MCSA
7 12 (44.44%) ITIL
7 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (44.44%) PowerShell
7 12 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (40.74%) MCP
8 11 (40.74%) IIS
8 11 (40.74%) MS Exchange
9 10 (37.04%) VBScript
9 10 (37.04%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (37.04%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (29.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 8 (29.63%) MCITP
11 8 (29.63%) Degree
11 8 (29.63%) Computer Science
11 8 (29.63%) ITIL V3
11 8 (29.63%) Performance Improvement
11 8 (29.63%) SQL
11 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Excel
11 8 (29.63%) CRM
11 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
12 7 (25.93%) High Availability
12 7 (25.93%) Office 365
12 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008

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 11 (40.74%) IIS
1 11 (40.74%) MS Exchange
2 10 (37.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
4 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (25.93%) Office 365
3 5 (18.52%) SaaS
4 4 (14.81%) PaaS
5 3 (11.11%) Akamai
6 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) SMTP
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (81.48%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) IT Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Administrator
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (14.81%) Database Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Database Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Azure Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Server Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.81%) Clustering
2 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 26 (96.30%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.70%) Android
7 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) ITIL
2 10 (37.04%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (29.63%) CRM
3 8 (29.63%) ITIL V3
3 8 (29.63%) Performance Improvement
4 7 (25.93%) High Availability
5 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (22.22%) Trend Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (11.11%) Customer-Centric Approach
7 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
7 3 (11.11%) Time Management
8 2 (7.41%) Change Control
8 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
9 1 (3.70%) Change Management
9 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 10 (37.04%) VBScript
3 8 (29.63%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) MCSE
2 14 (51.85%) MCSA
3 11 (40.74%) MCP
4 8 (29.63%) Degree
4 8 (29.63%) MCITP
5 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (11.11%) CCDP
7 2 (7.41%) CCNA
8 1 (3.70%) CCIP
8 1 (3.70%) CCNP
8 1 (3.70%) CCSP
8 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.70%) MCSD
8 1 (3.70%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco
2 4 (14.81%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (3.70%) Apple
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) Draytek
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Meraki
4 1 (3.70%) NETGEAR
4 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL