Period
to 27 February 2021

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 27 February 2021 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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 89 132 223
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 31.45% 18.59% 21.42%
As % of the Vendors category 63.57% 45.36% 42.56%
Number of salaries quoted 94 118 214
Median annual salary £52,500 £54,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% -10.00%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £64,625
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -2.30%

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 140 291 524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 49.47% 40.99% 50.34%
Number of salaries quoted 124 247 431
Median annual salary £50,750 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.73% +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Bedfordshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Bedfordshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Bedfordshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

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 27 February 2021. 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 0 29 £30,000 -22.58% 6
Luton +13 22 £52,500 +10.53% 9
Dunstable +1 11 £51,500 -33.55%
Shefford - 1 £45,000 -
Biggleswade - 1 £20,500 -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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 43 (48.31%) ITIL
2 38 (42.70%) Microsoft 365
3 33 (37.08%) Windows
4 26 (29.21%) Azure
5 23 (25.84%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (23.60%) Windows Server
6 21 (23.60%) SQL Server
6 21 (23.60%) Finance
7 19 (21.35%) SQL
8 18 (20.22%) Project Management
9 17 (19.10%) Degree
10 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (17.98%) Active Directory
11 15 (16.85%) Service Management
11 15 (16.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (15.73%) Android
12 14 (15.73%) Root Cause Analysis
12 14 (15.73%) ITSM
12 14 (15.73%) Apple
12 14 (15.73%) MS Exchange
12 14 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (14.61%) ETL
13 13 (14.61%) Mac OS X
13 13 (14.61%) VMware
13 13 (14.61%) Asset Management
13 13 (14.61%) Skype
13 13 (14.61%) SCCM
13 13 (14.61%) Windows 7
14 12 (13.48%) PowerShell
14 12 (13.48%) ITIL V3

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 14 (15.73%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.49%) IIS
4 1 (1.12%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 38 (42.70%) Microsoft 365
2 26 (29.21%) Azure
3 10 (11.24%) PaaS
4 9 (10.11%) Power Platform
5 6 (6.74%) OneDrive
6 5 (5.62%) AWS
6 5 (5.62%) IaaS
6 5 (5.62%) Logic Apps
6 5 (5.62%) PowerApps
6 5 (5.62%) SaaS
7 3 (3.37%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.12%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.61%) Skype
2 7 (7.87%) Firewall
3 5 (5.62%) LAN
3 5 (5.62%) Network Security
3 5 (5.62%) WAN
4 1 (1.12%) AMQP
4 1 (1.12%) HTTP
4 1 (1.12%) MPLS
4 1 (1.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.60%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (10.11%) Power BI
5 8 (8.99%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (2.25%) QlikView
8 1 (1.12%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (23.60%) Finance
2 11 (12.36%) French Language
2 11 (12.36%) German Language
2 11 (12.36%) Italian Language
2 11 (12.36%) Spanish Language
3 3 (3.37%) Electronics
4 2 (2.25%) Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (16.85%) Analyst
2 12 (13.48%) Developer
3 11 (12.36%) Software Asset Manager
3 11 (12.36%) Software Manager
4 10 (11.24%) Service Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (10.11%) Architect
5 9 (10.11%) Financial Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) Lead Developer
7 6 (6.74%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Service Manager
8 5 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.62%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.49%) Azure Architect
9 4 (4.49%) Check Point Support
9 4 (4.49%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.49%) Operations Manager
9 4 (4.49%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) .NET
2 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.12%) HTML
2 1 (1.12%) jQuery
2 1 (1.12%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.12%) REST
2 1 (1.12%) Web Services
2 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.84%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.36%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (6.74%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.62%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.37%) Clustering
6 2 (2.25%) Photography
7 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.12%) Life Science
7 1 (1.12%) NHS
7 1 (1.12%) Replication
7 1 (1.12%) RIA
7 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 33 (37.08%) Windows
2 21 (23.60%) Windows Server
3 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (15.73%) Android
5 13 (14.61%) Mac OS X
5 13 (14.61%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.87%) Linux
7 5 (5.62%) SUSE
8 4 (4.49%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.37%) Unix
9 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (48.31%) ITIL
2 18 (20.22%) Project Management
3 15 (16.85%) Service Management
4 14 (15.73%) ITSM
4 14 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (15.73%) Root Cause Analysis
5 13 (14.61%) Asset Management
5 13 (14.61%) ETL
6 12 (13.48%) ITIL V3
7 11 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (12.36%) Software Asset Management
7 11 (12.36%) Software Audit
8 10 (11.24%) Change Management
8 10 (11.24%) High Availability
8 10 (11.24%) Incident Management
9 9 (10.11%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (8.99%) Data Architecture
11 7 (7.87%) Kimball Methodology
11 7 (7.87%) Presales
11 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.35%) SQL
2 12 (13.48%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.49%) C#
3 4 (4.49%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.37%) VB
4 3 (3.37%) VB6
4 3 (3.37%) VBScript
5 2 (2.25%) C
5 2 (2.25%) C++
5 2 (2.25%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.12%) Python
6 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (19.10%) Degree
2 11 (12.36%) MCP
2 11 (12.36%) PMI Certification
2 11 (12.36%) PMP
3 6 (6.74%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (6.74%) MCSE
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.74%) VCP6
3 6 (6.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (5.62%) CCNA
4 5 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.49%) CCSA
6 2 (2.25%) AWS Certification
6 2 (2.25%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.12%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
2 3 (3.37%) GDPR
3 2 (2.25%) NCSC
4 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 16 (17.98%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.74%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (14.61%) SCCM
2 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (15.73%) Apple
2 13 (14.61%) VMware
3 11 (12.36%) Snow
4 8 (8.99%) Citrix
5 6 (6.74%) Actifio
5 6 (6.74%) Cisco
5 6 (6.74%) Intel
5 6 (6.74%) Ivanti
5 6 (6.74%) Veeam
6 5 (5.62%) Ab Initio
6 5 (5.62%) arcserve
6 5 (5.62%) HP
7 4 (4.49%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.37%) Blue Prism
9 2 (2.25%) Cognos
9 2 (2.25%) Oracle
9 2 (2.25%) Remedy
10 1 (1.12%) Dell
10 1 (1.12%) IBM
10 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com