Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 8 1
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 196 257 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 17.88% 16.19% 22.49%
As % of the Vendors category 37.76% 35.06% 48.80%
Number of salaries quoted 191 241 434
Bedfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £25,364
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,750 £61,250
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 519 733 914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 47.35% 46.19% 46.09%
Number of salaries quoted 411 635 808
Bedfordshire median annual salary £46,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.00% +5.26% +6.15%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,400 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,950 £65,000
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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +10 67 £38,000 -5.00% 3
Dunstable -1 43 £45,000 +60.71% 1
Luton -10 38 £41,500 -12.63% 2
Shefford 0 6 £27,511 +25.05%
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 58 (29.59%) SQL Server
2 54 (27.55%) Windows
3 52 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (22.96%) SQL
5 41 (20.92%) Active Directory
6 39 (19.90%) Cisco
6 39 (19.90%) .NET
7 38 (19.39%) Finance
8 35 (17.86%) Office 365
9 33 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (15.82%) Project Management
10 31 (15.82%) C#
11 30 (15.31%) MS Exchange
12 29 (14.80%) MS Visio
13 28 (14.29%) Windows Server
14 27 (13.78%) Microsoft Office
14 27 (13.78%) VMware
15 26 (13.27%) Firewall
15 26 (13.27%) TOGAF
16 25 (12.76%) ITIL
16 25 (12.76%) Oracle
17 24 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
18 22 (11.22%) ASP.NET
18 22 (11.22%) Business Analysis
19 21 (10.71%) MVC
19 21 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
20 20 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
21 19 (9.69%) WAN
21 19 (9.69%) Cisco Certification

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 30 (15.31%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.04%) IIS
5 2 (1.02%) CMS
5 2 (1.02%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.02%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.51%) JBoss
6 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (14.80%) MS Visio
2 27 (13.78%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (3.57%) Infor CloudSuite
2 3 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 52 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (17.86%) Office 365
3 7 (3.57%) SaaS
3 7 (3.57%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.02%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.27%) Firewall
2 19 (9.69%) WAN
3 14 (7.14%) LAN
4 12 (6.12%) Network Security
5 10 (5.10%) DNS
6 9 (4.59%) DHCP
6 9 (4.59%) TCP/IP
6 9 (4.59%) Unified Communications
7 8 (4.08%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (3.06%) Internet
10 5 (2.55%) SAN
11 4 (2.04%) VPN
12 2 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (1.02%) Skype
12 2 (1.02%) Wireless
13 1 (0.51%) Spanning Tree
13 1 (0.51%) tcpdump
13 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (29.59%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (7.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (6.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.02%) Big Data
8 2 (1.02%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (8.16%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (3.06%) NUnit
4 4 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.53%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.53%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 38 (19.39%) Finance
2 12 (6.12%) Retail
3 8 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.06%) Marketing
5 5 (2.55%) Dutch Language
6 3 (1.53%) Advertising
6 3 (1.53%) Games
6 3 (1.53%) Legal
7 2 (1.02%) Banking
7 2 (1.02%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (22.96%) Architect
2 41 (20.92%) Analyst
3 32 (16.33%) Developer
4 25 (12.76%) Support Engineer
5 21 (10.71%) Business Analyst
6 19 (9.69%) IT Engineer
7 16 (8.16%) IT Support
8 14 (7.14%) Technical Architect
9 13 (6.63%) IT Support Engineer
10 12 (6.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 12 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 12 (6.12%) Business IT Analyst
10 12 (6.12%) IT Analyst
10 12 (6.12%) IT Business Analyst
11 11 (5.61%) .NET Developer
11 11 (5.61%) SQL Developer
12 10 (5.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 9 (4.59%) C# Developer
13 9 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (19.90%) .NET
2 22 (11.22%) ASP.NET
3 12 (6.12%) .NET Framework
4 9 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (4.59%) WCF
5 8 (4.08%) HTML
5 8 (4.08%) WPF
6 7 (3.57%) CSS
6 7 (3.57%) jQuery
6 7 (3.57%) WinForms
7 5 (2.55%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.55%) Web Services
8 4 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (2.04%) HTML5
8 4 (2.04%) LINQ
9 3 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (1.53%) CSS3
9 3 (1.53%) Flash
9 3 (1.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (1.02%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (5.61%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.59%) Driving Licence
3 8 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.04%) User Experience
5 3 (1.53%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (1.53%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.53%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.02%) iPad
6 2 (1.02%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.51%) BYOD
7 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.51%) Clustering
7 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.51%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.51%) PKI
7 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (27.55%) Windows
2 28 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 24 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (9.18%) Windows 7
5 11 (5.61%) Unix
5 11 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.57%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.55%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.55%) Linux
8 4 (2.04%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.04%) Solaris
9 3 (1.53%) Android
10 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (15.82%) Project Management
3 26 (13.27%) TOGAF
4 25 (12.76%) ITIL
5 22 (11.22%) Business Analysis
6 21 (10.71%) MVC
7 20 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (9.18%) SDLC
9 17 (8.67%) Mentoring
10 16 (8.16%) IT Strategy
11 15 (7.65%) Translating Business Requirements
12 13 (6.63%) Software Engineering
13 11 (5.61%) Change Management
13 11 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (5.10%) ERP
14 10 (5.10%) Incident Management
14 10 (5.10%) Migration
14 10 (5.10%) Problem Management
14 10 (5.10%) SOA
15 9 (4.59%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 45 (22.96%) SQL
2 31 (15.82%) C#
3 14 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 10 (5.10%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.59%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.06%) Java
7 3 (1.53%) VBScript
8 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.51%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.51%) BeanShell
9 1 (0.51%) C
9 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.51%) Perl
9 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.51%) Python
9 1 (0.51%) R
9 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (9.69%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (7.65%) ISEB
4 14 (7.14%) Degree
5 13 (6.63%) CCNA
6 11 (5.61%) MCP
7 8 (4.08%) CCSA
8 7 (3.57%) A+ Certification
8 7 (3.57%) MCITP
9 6 (3.06%) MCSA
9 6 (3.06%) MCSE
10 5 (2.55%) CCA
10 5 (2.55%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (2.55%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (2.04%) DBS Check
12 3 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (1.02%) CCENT
13 2 (1.02%) CCNP
13 2 (1.02%) MCTS
14 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.59%) SLA
2 5 (2.55%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.53%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (20.92%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.57%) XenApp
5 3 (1.53%) vSphere
6 1 (0.51%) Firmware
6 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.57%) SCCM
2 1 (0.51%) Ansible
2 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.51%) Puppet
2 1 (0.51%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 39 (19.90%) Cisco
2 27 (13.78%) VMware
3 25 (12.76%) Oracle
4 17 (8.67%) Citrix
5 13 (6.63%) SAP
6 9 (4.59%) CheckPoint
7 8 (4.08%) Infor
8 7 (3.57%) Workday
9 5 (2.55%) HP
9 5 (2.55%) NetApp
9 5 (2.55%) Veeam
10 3 (1.53%) EMC
10 3 (1.53%) FalconStor
10 3 (1.53%) Talend
11 2 (1.02%) Apple
11 2 (1.02%) CA
11 2 (1.02%) CommVault
11 2 (1.02%) Epicor
11 2 (1.02%) JD Edwards
11 2 (1.02%) Sage