Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 7 1
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 146 224 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 16.44% 15.43% 21.47%
As % of the Vendors category 38.83% 35.22% 45.22%
Number of salaries quoted 148 190 386
Bedfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £20,888 £21,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £71,750 £62,000
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -

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 376 636 847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 42.34% 43.80% 47.48%
Number of salaries quoted 338 544 760
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £23,500 £31,250 £30,900
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £66,250
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 17 January 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 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
Bedford +12 44 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Luton +3 41 £47,000 -1.05% 6
Dunstable -4 26 £43,750 +9.38% 3
Shefford -2 3 £42,500 +93.18% 2
Microsoft
East of England

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

1 45 (30.82%) Windows
2 39 (26.71%) SQL Server
2 39 (26.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (26.03%) Active Directory
4 32 (21.92%) Finance
5 30 (20.55%) SQL
6 26 (17.81%) Microsoft Office
6 26 (17.81%) Project Management
6 26 (17.81%) Windows Server
7 25 (17.12%) ITIL
7 25 (17.12%) Cisco
8 24 (16.44%) Office 365
9 23 (15.75%) MS Exchange
9 23 (15.75%) .NET
10 20 (13.70%) C#
10 20 (13.70%) VMware
10 20 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (13.01%) ASP.NET
11 19 (13.01%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (11.64%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (11.64%) Data Centre
14 16 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (10.27%) Firewall
15 15 (10.27%) MS Visio
15 15 (10.27%) Citrix
16 14 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
16 14 (9.59%) Business Analysis
16 14 (9.59%) Degree
16 14 (9.59%) Presales

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 23 (15.75%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.37%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (17.81%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (10.27%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.68%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 39 (26.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (16.44%) Office 365
3 11 (7.53%) SaaS
4 9 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.74%) IaaS
5 4 (2.74%) PaaS
6 2 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.27%) Firewall
2 13 (8.90%) WAN
3 9 (6.16%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (6.16%) DNS
3 9 (6.16%) Unified Communications
4 8 (5.48%) DHCP
5 7 (4.79%) Internet
5 7 (4.79%) LAN
5 7 (4.79%) SAN
6 4 (2.74%) Network Security
6 4 (2.74%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.37%) Skype
7 2 (1.37%) VPN
7 2 (1.37%) Wireless
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.68%) Intranet
8 1 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (26.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (7.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (6.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.05%) Big Data
4 3 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.37%) Power BI
5 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (6.16%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.68%) NUnit
General
1 32 (21.92%) Finance
2 13 (8.90%) Marketing
3 9 (6.16%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.11%) Dutch Language
4 6 (4.11%) Retail
5 3 (2.05%) Advertising
5 3 (2.05%) Games
5 3 (2.05%) Legal
6 2 (1.37%) Billing
6 2 (1.37%) Publishing
6 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (17.81%) Analyst
2 21 (14.38%) Support Engineer
3 20 (13.70%) Architect
4 17 (11.64%) Developer
5 16 (10.96%) IT Engineer
6 15 (10.27%) Business Analyst
7 12 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (6.85%) IT Support
9 9 (6.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (6.16%) IT Support Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Consultant
10 8 (5.48%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Support Technician
10 8 (5.48%) Technical Architect
11 7 (4.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 7 (4.79%) SQL Developer
12 6 (4.11%) Business IT Analyst
12 6 (4.11%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.75%) .NET
2 19 (13.01%) ASP.NET
3 7 (4.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (4.11%) WPF
5 5 (3.42%) WinForms
6 4 (2.74%) WCF
7 3 (2.05%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.05%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (2.05%) Flash
7 3 (2.05%) jQuery
8 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.68%) CSS
8 1 (0.68%) CSS3
8 1 (0.68%) HTML
8 1 (0.68%) HTML5
8 1 (0.68%) LINQ
8 1 (0.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.64%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.16%) Driving Licence
4 6 (4.11%) Fintech
5 4 (2.74%) User Experience
6 3 (2.05%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (2.05%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.37%) Clustering
7 2 (1.37%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.37%) iPad
7 2 (1.37%) Linked Data
8 1 (0.68%) BYOD
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (30.82%) Windows
2 26 (17.81%) Windows Server
3 20 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.90%) Windows 7
5 12 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.11%) Solaris
6 6 (4.11%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.74%) Android
8 2 (1.37%) Linux
8 2 (1.37%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.81%) Project Management
2 25 (17.12%) ITIL
3 18 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (11.64%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (9.59%) Business Analysis
5 14 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (9.59%) Presales
6 13 (8.90%) Change Management
6 13 (8.90%) MVC
7 12 (8.22%) Service Delivery
8 11 (7.53%) Migration
9 10 (6.85%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (6.85%) Mentoring
9 10 (6.85%) SDLC
9 10 (6.85%) Translating Business Requirements
10 9 (6.16%) Information Security
10 9 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (6.16%) TOGAF
11 8 (5.48%) Business Development
11 8 (5.48%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.55%) SQL
2 20 (13.70%) C#
3 9 (6.16%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.16%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.37%) Java
5 2 (1.37%) Python
5 2 (1.37%) R
5 2 (1.37%) VBA
5 2 (1.37%) VBScript
6 1 (0.68%) C
6 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (13.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (9.59%) Degree
3 13 (8.90%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (6.85%) CCNA
4 10 (6.85%) ISEB
5 9 (6.16%) MCITP
6 8 (5.48%) MCP
7 7 (4.79%) A+ Certification
8 6 (4.11%) MCSA
8 6 (4.11%) MCSE
9 5 (3.42%) CCA
9 5 (3.42%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (3.42%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.37%) CCENT
10 2 (1.37%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.37%) MCTS
11 1 (0.68%) ACCA
11 1 (0.68%) APMP
11 1 (0.68%) CCSA
11 1 (0.68%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.85%) SLA
2 6 (4.11%) GDPR
2 6 (4.11%) ISO 9001
2 6 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.42%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.05%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (26.03%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.16%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.79%) XenApp
5 2 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.37%) vSphere
6 1 (0.68%) Firmware
6 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (5.48%) SCCM
2 2 (1.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (17.12%) Cisco
2 20 (13.70%) VMware
3 15 (10.27%) Citrix
4 13 (8.90%) Oracle
5 6 (4.11%) HP
5 6 (4.11%) Micro Focus
6 5 (3.42%) Apple
6 5 (3.42%) NetApp
6 5 (3.42%) Veeam
7 4 (2.74%) SAP
8 3 (2.05%) Alibaba
8 3 (2.05%) Dell
8 3 (2.05%) EMC
8 3 (2.05%) FalconStor
8 3 (2.05%) Google
8 3 (2.05%) IBM
8 3 (2.05%) Talend
9 2 (1.37%) CA
9 2 (1.37%) Capita
9 2 (1.37%) CommVault