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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 114 178 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 19.42% 19.76% 24.32%
As % of the Vendors category 35.51% 36.78% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 104 172 242
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,050 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £65,000 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 321 484 540
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 54.68% 53.72% 48.65%
Number of salaries quoted 227 437 457
Median salary £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £37,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +4 33 £40,000 - 2
Dunstable +1 33 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Luton -4 23 £30,500 -53.07% 5
Shefford - 4 £27,511 -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 115 (47.52%) SQL Server
2 77 (31.82%) .NET
3 75 (30.99%) Windows
4 72 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (28.93%) SQL
6 56 (23.14%) C#
7 49 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
8 43 (17.77%) .NET Framework
9 42 (17.36%) ASP.NET
10 40 (16.53%) Windows Server
11 36 (14.88%) Oracle
11 36 (14.88%) JavaScript
11 36 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (14.05%) Visual Studio
13 33 (13.64%) HTML
13 33 (13.64%) Cisco
14 32 (13.22%) T-SQL
15 31 (12.81%) Active Directory
15 31 (12.81%) MVC
15 31 (12.81%) Finance
16 30 (12.40%) Software Engineering
17 29 (11.98%) ITIL
18 28 (11.57%) Microsoft Office
18 28 (11.57%) SDLC
19 27 (11.16%) Degree
19 27 (11.16%) MS Exchange
20 26 (10.74%) TDD
20 26 (10.74%) Microsoft Excel
20 26 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
21 25 (10.33%) Office 365

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 27 (11.16%) MS Exchange
2 22 (9.09%) IIS
3 13 (5.37%) CMS
4 11 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.31%) EPiServer
6 7 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.07%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.83%) Confluence
8 2 (0.83%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.41%) JBoss
9 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (11.57%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (10.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (8.68%) MS Visio
4 11 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.65%) Infor CloudSuite
3 3 (1.24%) Data Workbench
3 3 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 49 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (10.33%) Office 365
3 19 (7.85%) SaaS
4 14 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.07%) Adobe Analytics
5 5 (2.07%) PaaS
6 4 (1.65%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.50%) LAN
1 23 (9.50%) WAN
2 22 (9.09%) Firewall
3 14 (5.79%) Network Security
4 11 (4.55%) DHCP
4 11 (4.55%) DNS
5 10 (4.13%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.48%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (2.48%) Wireshark
7 5 (2.07%) BGP
7 5 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (2.07%) OSPF
7 5 (2.07%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (1.65%) tcpdump
8 4 (1.65%) VPN
8 4 (1.65%) Wireless
9 3 (1.24%) ADSL
9 3 (1.24%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.24%) Frame Relay
9 3 (1.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (47.52%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (8.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (8.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.72%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (2.89%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.07%) Big Data
10 4 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.65%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 4 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.65%) Power BI
11 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.83%) QlikView
12 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 34 (14.05%) Visual Studio
2 23 (9.50%) NUnit
3 11 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (4.13%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (2.89%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (2.48%) Selenium
8 4 (1.65%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.24%) JIRA
10 2 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.83%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.83%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.83%) Fiddler
General
1 31 (12.81%) Finance
2 10 (4.13%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.48%) Retail
4 5 (2.07%) Banking
5 4 (1.65%) Marketing
6 2 (0.83%) Local Government
6 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Automotive
7 1 (0.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 64 (26.45%) Developer
2 55 (22.73%) Analyst
3 33 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 27 (11.16%) C# Developer
5 22 (9.09%) Architect
6 17 (7.02%) Lead C# Developer
6 17 (7.02%) Lead Developer
7 16 (6.61%) Senior Developer
8 15 (6.20%) C# .NET Developer
9 13 (5.37%) IT Analyst
9 13 (5.37%) IT Support
9 13 (5.37%) Lead .NET Developer
9 13 (5.37%) Support Engineer
10 12 (4.96%) Network Engineer
11 11 (4.55%) Support Analyst
12 10 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (4.13%) IT Manager
12 10 (4.13%) Service Analyst
12 10 (4.13%) Service Desk Analyst
12 10 (4.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (31.82%) .NET
2 43 (17.77%) .NET Framework
3 42 (17.36%) ASP.NET
4 33 (13.64%) HTML
5 25 (10.33%) jQuery
5 25 (10.33%) WCF
6 22 (9.09%) CSS
7 19 (7.85%) HTML5
7 19 (7.85%) Web Services
8 17 (7.02%) LINQ
8 17 (7.02%) WinForms
8 17 (7.02%) WPF
9 15 (6.20%) AngularJS
9 15 (6.20%) Entity Framework
10 12 (4.96%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (3.72%) Ajax
12 8 (3.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (2.89%) CSS3
14 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
15 3 (1.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.26%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.37%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.89%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.48%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.65%) Clustering
7 4 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.65%) Smartcard
8 3 (1.24%) User Experience
9 2 (0.83%) Blog
10 1 (0.41%) CMDB
10 1 (0.41%) NHS
10 1 (0.41%) PDA
10 1 (0.41%) PKI
10 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (30.99%) Windows
2 40 (16.53%) Windows Server
3 36 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (8.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (7.02%) Windows 7
6 13 (5.37%) Unix
7 6 (2.48%) Solaris
8 5 (2.07%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.65%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.65%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.24%) Linux
11 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.83%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.83%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (12.81%) MVC
3 30 (12.40%) Software Engineering
4 29 (11.98%) ITIL
5 28 (11.57%) SDLC
6 26 (10.74%) TDD
7 25 (10.33%) Project Management
8 21 (8.68%) Change Management
9 20 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (8.26%) CRM
10 18 (7.44%) Mentoring
11 16 (6.61%) DevOps
11 16 (6.61%) Network Management
11 16 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (6.61%) Task Automation
12 14 (5.79%) PRINCE2
13 13 (5.37%) IT Strategy
13 13 (5.37%) Line Management
13 13 (5.37%) Presales
14 11 (4.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 70 (28.93%) SQL
2 56 (23.14%) C#
3 36 (14.88%) JavaScript
4 32 (13.22%) T-SQL
5 20 (8.26%) PowerShell
6 18 (7.44%) Java
7 9 (3.72%) VBScript
8 4 (1.65%) VBA
9 3 (1.24%) VB
10 2 (0.83%) C
10 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.41%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.41%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.41%) Perl
11 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (11.16%) Degree
2 25 (10.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (8.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (7.85%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (5.79%) CCSA
6 13 (5.37%) MCP
6 13 (5.37%) MCSE
7 12 (4.96%) MCSA
8 10 (4.13%) CCNA
9 9 (3.72%) CCNP
9 9 (3.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (3.31%) CCDP
10 8 (3.31%) MCITP
11 7 (2.89%) ISEB
12 5 (2.07%) CCSE
12 5 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (1.65%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.83%) SC Cleared
14 2 (0.83%) Security Cleared
15 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.07%) SLA
3 4 (1.65%) QA
4 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (12.81%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.24%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.65%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.41%) Ansible
2 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.41%) Puppet
2 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (14.88%) Oracle
2 33 (13.64%) Cisco
3 20 (8.26%) Citrix
4 15 (6.20%) CheckPoint
4 15 (6.20%) VMware
5 10 (4.13%) SAP
6 9 (3.72%) Perforce
7 5 (2.07%) Adobe
8 4 (1.65%) Infor
8 4 (1.65%) Tableau
8 4 (1.65%) Workday
9 3 (1.24%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.83%) Aruba
10 2 (0.83%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.83%) DoubleClick
10 2 (0.83%) HP
10 2 (0.83%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.83%) Juniper
10 2 (0.83%) Meridio
10 2 (0.83%) Sage
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30K Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £21,000 to £22,000 per annum + benefits inc pension & share optio
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £52000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 12 days ago
Bedfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton
TUI Group Careers
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 24 days ago
Dunstable
Affecto
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 16 days ago
Bedford
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Bedfordshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £70000 per annum + Bonus and Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Bedfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
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