Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 235 201 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 23.22% 17.98% 17.32%
As % of the Vendors category 44.59% 35.83% 35.51%
Number of salaries quoted 205 195 255
Bedfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -12.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,550
90th Percentile £60,000 £66,000 £71,050
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.59% -0.59% +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 527 561 780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 52.08% 50.18% 48.78%
Number of salaries quoted 462 428 682
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% -9.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £24,775 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £75,000
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 80 £42,000 +15.07% 10
Luton +8 54 £39,500 +21.54% 13
Dunstable -5 25 £53,750 +19.44% 4
Leighton Buzzard - 10 £20,000 -
Shefford 0 9 £30,750 +11.77% 2
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 109 (46.38%) SQL Server
2 89 (37.87%) SQL
3 86 (36.60%) Windows
4 70 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 69 (29.36%) .NET
6 66 (28.09%) C#
7 55 (23.40%) Microsoft Office
8 53 (22.55%) ASP.NET
9 49 (20.85%) Active Directory
10 48 (20.43%) Windows Server
11 47 (20.00%) VMware
12 43 (18.30%) MS Exchange
13 38 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
14 37 (15.74%) Self-Motivation
15 32 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
15 32 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
16 31 (13.19%) Firewall
17 30 (12.77%) MVC
17 30 (12.77%) Software Engineering
18 27 (11.49%) SQL Server 2008
18 27 (11.49%) Office 365
18 27 (11.49%) ITIL
19 26 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
19 26 (11.06%) ASP.NET MVC
19 26 (11.06%) PowerShell
20 25 (10.64%) Citrix
20 25 (10.64%) SAN
20 25 (10.64%) JavaScript
20 25 (10.64%) Management Information System
20 25 (10.64%) Data Centre

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 43 (18.30%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.98%) IIS
4 4 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.70%) nginx
5 3 (1.28%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.85%) Apache
6 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.85%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.43%) CMS
7 1 (0.43%) Confluence
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.43%) JBoss
7 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 55 (23.40%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.28%) Primavera
4 2 (0.85%) BPCS
4 2 (0.85%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.85%) Lawson
5 1 (0.43%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 70 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (11.49%) Office 365
3 18 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.26%) G Suite
5 5 (2.13%) SaaS
6 4 (1.70%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (1.70%) Trello
7 3 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.28%) Serverless
8 2 (0.85%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (13.19%) Firewall
2 25 (10.64%) SAN
3 20 (8.51%) WAN
4 18 (7.66%) DNS
5 17 (7.23%) VPN
6 13 (5.53%) DHCP
7 12 (5.11%) TCP/IP
8 11 (4.68%) Network Security
9 9 (3.83%) LAN
10 6 (2.55%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (2.55%) Spanning Tree
10 6 (2.55%) VPLS
11 5 (2.13%) IP Telephony
11 5 (2.13%) Skype
11 5 (2.13%) VoIP
12 4 (1.70%) Internet
12 4 (1.70%) MPLS
12 4 (1.70%) SSH
13 3 (1.28%) VLAN
13 3 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (46.38%) SQL Server
2 27 (11.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (8.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 19 (8.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (7.23%) Relational Database
5 17 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (6.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (5.11%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (4.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (2.98%) Power BI
10 6 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.13%) MySQL
12 4 (1.70%) Cosmos DB
13 3 (1.28%) Big Data
13 3 (1.28%) Hadoop
13 3 (1.28%) HBase
13 3 (1.28%) Impala
13 3 (1.28%) Parquet
13 3 (1.28%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 19 (8.09%) Visual Studio
2 18 (7.66%) Ant
3 12 (5.11%) JIRA
4 10 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.98%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (1.70%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.43%) MSI
9 1 (0.43%) NUnit
9 1 (0.43%) Selenium
General
1 18 (7.66%) Finance
2 7 (2.98%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.28%) Legal
4 2 (0.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.43%) Advertising
5 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.43%) Games
5 1 (0.43%) Law
5 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (19.57%) Analyst
2 44 (18.72%) Developer
3 22 (9.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (8.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 21 (8.94%) Support Engineer
5 18 (7.66%) .NET Developer
6 16 (6.81%) IT Support
7 15 (6.38%) IT Engineer
8 12 (5.11%) DBA
8 12 (5.11%) Software Developer
8 12 (5.11%) SQL DBA
8 12 (5.11%) Support Analyst
9 11 (4.68%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (4.68%) C# Developer
9 11 (4.68%) Senior Developer
9 11 (4.68%) Service Analyst
9 11 (4.68%) Support Technician
10 10 (4.26%) Development Manager
10 10 (4.26%) Help Desk Analyst
11 9 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (29.36%) .NET
2 53 (22.55%) ASP.NET
3 26 (11.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 21 (8.94%) HTML
5 19 (8.09%) WPF
6 17 (7.23%) CSS
6 17 (7.23%) Flash
7 15 (6.38%) WinForms
8 11 (4.68%) Web Services
9 9 (3.83%) .NET Framework
10 8 (3.40%) Entity Framework
10 8 (3.40%) jQuery
10 8 (3.40%) WCF
11 6 (2.55%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.70%) JSON
12 4 (1.70%) LEMP Stack
12 4 (1.70%) SOAP
12 4 (1.70%) XML
13 3 (1.28%) Apache Avro
13 3 (1.28%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.74%) Self-Motivation
2 25 (10.64%) Data Centre
2 25 (10.64%) Management Information System
3 16 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.81%) User Experience
4 14 (5.96%) Driving Licence
5 11 (4.68%) Client/Server
5 11 (4.68%) Clustering
5 11 (4.68%) Replication
6 10 (4.26%) iPad
6 10 (4.26%) iPhone
7 9 (3.83%) EMC VMAX
7 9 (3.83%) Mobile App
8 8 (3.40%) Blackberry
9 5 (2.13%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.70%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.85%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 86 (36.60%) Windows
2 48 (20.43%) Windows Server
3 23 (9.79%) Windows 7
4 21 (8.94%) Windows 10
5 15 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (5.96%) Linux
7 13 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (5.53%) Windows XP
8 12 (5.11%) Android
8 12 (5.11%) Apple iOS
9 10 (4.26%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.28%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.43%) CentOS
12 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (12.77%) MVC
3 30 (12.77%) Software Engineering
4 27 (11.49%) ITIL
5 23 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 22 (9.36%) Mentoring
7 20 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (7.23%) Microservices
8 17 (7.23%) Migration
8 17 (7.23%) SDLC
8 17 (7.23%) Time Management
9 16 (6.81%) Load Testing
10 15 (6.38%) OO
11 14 (5.96%) ETL
12 13 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (5.53%) High Availability
12 13 (5.53%) Web Development
13 12 (5.11%) Problem Management
14 11 (4.68%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 89 (37.87%) SQL
2 66 (28.09%) C#
3 26 (11.06%) PowerShell
4 25 (10.64%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.26%) Java
5 10 (4.26%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.40%) VBScript
7 5 (2.13%) PHP
8 3 (1.28%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.43%) C++
9 1 (0.43%) Python
9 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (6.81%) Degree
2 16 (6.81%) MCSE
3 15 (6.38%) MCSA
4 14 (5.96%) CCNA
4 14 (5.96%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (5.53%) MCP
6 12 (5.11%) A+ Certification
7 9 (3.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (3.40%) CCNP
8 8 (3.40%) MCITP
9 5 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.28%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.28%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.85%) CCENT
11 2 (0.85%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.85%) MCTS
11 2 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.38%) SLA
2 4 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.70%) QA
3 3 (1.28%) PMO
4 2 (0.85%) GDPR
5 1 (0.43%) Def Stans
System Software
1 49 (20.85%) Active Directory
2 32 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.66%) vSphere
4 14 (5.96%) XenApp
5 12 (5.11%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.13%) Docker
7 3 (1.28%) Apache Flume
7 3 (1.28%) HDFS
8 2 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.43%) Squid
9 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (5.96%) SCCM
2 6 (2.55%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.28%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.28%) Oozie
3 3 (1.28%) SCOM
4 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.43%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.43%) Nagios
4 1 (0.43%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 47 (20.00%) VMware
2 25 (10.64%) Citrix
3 22 (9.36%) Cisco
4 21 (8.94%) HP
5 17 (7.23%) CommVault
5 17 (7.23%) McAfee
6 16 (6.81%) EMC
7 13 (5.53%) Oracle
8 11 (4.68%) Apple
8 11 (4.68%) Google
9 9 (3.83%) CA
9 9 (3.83%) FalconStor
10 8 (3.40%) Juniper
11 7 (2.98%) Dell
12 5 (2.13%) SAP
13 4 (1.70%) NetApp
13 4 (1.70%) Tableau
14 3 (1.28%) Infor
14 3 (1.28%) Mitel
14 3 (1.28%) Symantec