Period
to 12 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 12 December 2018 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 5 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 251 175 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 23.50% 17.01% 16.13%
As % of the Vendors category 46.22% 37.15% 35.80%
Number of salaries quoted 212 169 228
Bedfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% -2.17%
10th Percentile £23,725 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £72,550 £71,750
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% -1.19% +5.00%

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 Bedfordshire.

All Vendors
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 543 471 704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 50.84% 45.77% 45.07%
Number of salaries quoted 436 373 606
Bedfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £29,375
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £75,875
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Bedfordshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Bedfordshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Bedfordshire

Microsoft
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 within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Bedford -1 92 £41,000 +16.31% 7
Luton +3 52 £55,000 +32.53% 26
Dunstable +3 41 £52,500 +20.00% 3
Leighton Buzzard - 11 £20,000 -
Shefford 0 7 £29,000 -31.76%
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 111 (44.22%) SQL Server
2 104 (41.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (35.46%) Windows
4 87 (34.66%) SQL
5 77 (30.68%) .NET
6 70 (27.89%) C#
7 58 (23.11%) ASP.NET
8 53 (21.12%) Windows Server
9 49 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (17.93%) Firewall
10 45 (17.93%) Active Directory
11 44 (17.53%) Office 365
12 43 (17.13%) VMware
13 41 (16.33%) Microsoft Office
14 36 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
15 32 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 32 (12.75%) MS Exchange
16 31 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
17 29 (11.55%) MVC
18 26 (10.36%) Management Information System
18 26 (10.36%) Finance
18 26 (10.36%) Software Engineering
18 26 (10.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 25 (9.96%) SCCM
20 24 (9.56%) PowerShell
20 24 (9.56%) ASP.NET MVC
21 23 (9.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 23 (9.16%) Cisco
21 23 (9.16%) Visual Studio
22 22 (8.76%) DNS

Microsoft
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 32 (12.75%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.18%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.59%) IIS
4 8 (3.19%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.59%) nginx
6 3 (1.20%) Apache
6 3 (1.20%) CMS
6 3 (1.20%) JBoss
7 2 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.40%) Confluence
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 41 (16.33%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.59%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.20%) HFM
3 3 (1.20%) Primavera
3 3 (1.20%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.80%) BPCS
4 2 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.80%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.80%) Lawson
5 1 (0.40%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 104 (41.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (17.53%) Office 365
3 20 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (5.98%) SaaS
5 7 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.39%) G Suite
7 5 (1.99%) Mimecast
8 4 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.59%) Trello
9 3 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.20%) PaaS
10 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 45 (17.93%) Firewall
2 22 (8.76%) DNS
3 18 (7.17%) WAN
4 15 (5.98%) SAN
5 14 (5.58%) IP Telephony
5 14 (5.58%) LAN
6 13 (5.18%) MPLS
7 10 (3.98%) Network Security
8 8 (3.19%) Skype
8 8 (3.19%) VPN
9 7 (2.79%) Internet
10 6 (2.39%) VPLS
11 5 (1.99%) DHCP
11 5 (1.99%) SSL
11 5 (1.99%) TCP/IP
11 5 (1.99%) VLAN
12 4 (1.59%) SSH
13 3 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (1.20%) VSAN
13 3 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (44.22%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (9.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (8.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (6.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (6.37%) Relational Database
6 16 (6.37%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (5.18%) Power BI
7 13 (5.18%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (3.98%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.59%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (1.59%) MySQL
13 3 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 1 (0.40%) HBase
15 1 (0.40%) Impala
15 1 (0.40%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 23 (9.16%) Visual Studio
2 19 (7.57%) Ant
3 12 (4.78%) JIRA
4 5 (1.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (1.59%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.20%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.40%) MSI
8 1 (0.40%) NUnit
8 1 (0.40%) Selenium
8 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (10.36%) Finance
2 5 (1.99%) Banking
3 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.20%) Legal
5 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.40%) Advertising
6 1 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 56 (22.31%) Developer
2 38 (15.14%) Analyst
3 31 (12.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (7.57%) Senior Developer
5 18 (7.17%) Software Developer
6 17 (6.77%) C# Developer
7 15 (5.98%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 13 (5.18%) DBA
8 13 (5.18%) IT Engineer
8 13 (5.18%) SQL DBA
9 12 (4.78%) SQL Developer
10 11 (4.38%) .NET Developer
11 10 (3.98%) Help Desk Analyst
11 10 (3.98%) Junior
11 10 (3.98%) Senior Software Developer
11 10 (3.98%) Software Engineer
12 9 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (3.59%) Administrator
12 9 (3.59%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (30.68%) .NET
2 58 (23.11%) ASP.NET
3 24 (9.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (8.76%) WPF
5 18 (7.17%) HTML
6 16 (6.37%) WinForms
7 14 (5.58%) WCF
7 14 (5.58%) Web Services
8 12 (4.78%) .NET Framework
9 10 (3.98%) CSS
9 10 (3.98%) jQuery
10 8 (3.19%) Entity Framework
11 7 (2.79%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.79%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (2.79%) Flash
12 5 (1.99%) .NET Core
13 4 (1.59%) JSON
13 4 (1.59%) LEMP Stack
13 4 (1.59%) SOAP
13 4 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.36%) Management Information System
2 21 (8.37%) Data Centre
3 19 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (6.77%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (6.37%) User Experience
6 15 (5.98%) Replication
7 13 (5.18%) Client/Server
8 12 (4.78%) Clustering
9 8 (3.19%) Driving Licence
10 6 (2.39%) iPad
10 6 (2.39%) iPhone
11 5 (1.99%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.59%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (1.20%) EMC VMAX
13 3 (1.20%) Internet of Things
13 3 (1.20%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.80%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.80%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 89 (35.46%) Windows
2 53 (21.12%) Windows Server
3 19 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (5.58%) Linux
6 11 (4.38%) Windows 10
7 10 (3.98%) Windows 7
8 9 (3.59%) Windows XP
9 8 (3.19%) Android
9 8 (3.19%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.39%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.20%) Solaris
12 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.40%) Unix
12 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 29 (11.55%) MVC
5 26 (10.36%) Software Engineering
6 22 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (8.37%) Microservices
8 20 (7.97%) High Availability
8 20 (7.97%) Time Management
9 19 (7.57%) Migration
10 18 (7.17%) ETL
10 18 (7.17%) ITIL
11 17 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (6.77%) Project Management
12 16 (6.37%) Load Testing
12 16 (6.37%) Mentoring
13 14 (5.58%) Change Control
13 14 (5.58%) Server Building
14 13 (5.18%) Email Migration
14 13 (5.18%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 87 (34.66%) SQL
2 70 (27.89%) C#
3 24 (9.56%) PowerShell
4 15 (5.98%) T-SQL
5 14 (5.58%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.19%) VBScript
7 6 (2.39%) Java
8 5 (1.99%) PHP
8 5 (1.99%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (7.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (5.18%) CCNA
2 13 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (4.78%) MCSA
4 11 (4.38%) Degree
5 9 (3.59%) MCSE
6 8 (3.19%) A+ Certification
7 7 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.99%) CCSA
9 4 (1.59%) CCNP
9 4 (1.59%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (1.59%) MCITP
10 3 (1.20%) ISEB
10 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.20%) MCP
11 2 (0.80%) CCENT
11 2 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.80%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.80%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.59%) SLA
2 7 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.20%) PMO
4 2 (0.80%) GDPR
4 2 (0.80%) QA
5 1 (0.40%) Def Stans
System Software
1 45 (17.93%) Active Directory
2 31 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.78%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.59%) vSphere
5 7 (2.79%) XenApp
6 3 (1.20%) Docker
6 3 (1.20%) vCloud
7 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.40%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.40%) HDFS
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (9.96%) SCCM
2 7 (2.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (2.39%) FortiGate
3 6 (2.39%) SCOM
4 5 (1.99%) Terraform
5 3 (1.20%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.40%) Nagios
7 1 (0.40%) Oozie
7 1 (0.40%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 43 (17.13%) VMware
2 23 (9.16%) Cisco
3 18 (7.17%) Oracle
4 17 (6.77%) HP
5 16 (6.37%) Citrix
6 11 (4.38%) Juniper
6 11 (4.38%) McAfee
7 7 (2.79%) CommVault
7 7 (2.79%) Dell
7 7 (2.79%) EMC
7 7 (2.79%) Google
7 7 (2.79%) NetApp
8 6 (2.39%) Apple
9 5 (1.99%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.99%) Meraki
9 5 (1.99%) Nortel
10 4 (1.59%) Tableau
11 3 (1.20%) Infor
11 3 (1.20%) Mitel
11 3 (1.20%) Zerto