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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 126 202 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 19.63% 25.57% 21.36%
As % of the Vendors category 43.45% 48.56% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 109 183 181
Median salary £37,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £31,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% -  

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 290 416 517
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 45.17% 52.66% 47.00%
Number of salaries quoted 220 350 400
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 22 March 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 22 March 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 0 51 £32,500 -38.09% 3
Luton -12 26 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Dunstable -8 23 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Leighton Buzzard +3 3 £44,000 -12.00%
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 110 (42.80%) MS Excel
2 99 (38.52%) SQL Server
3 80 (31.13%) SQL
3 80 (31.13%) Windows
4 74 (28.79%) .NET
5 60 (23.35%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (22.18%) C#
7 53 (20.62%) ASP.NET
8 47 (18.29%) Windows Server
9 44 (17.12%) T-SQL
10 39 (15.18%) JavaScript
10 39 (15.18%) LAN
11 38 (14.79%) WAN
12 35 (13.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (13.62%) Microsoft Azure
13 34 (13.23%) Cisco
13 34 (13.23%) MS Office
13 34 (13.23%) Active Directory
14 33 (12.84%) Cisco Certification
14 33 (12.84%) ITIL
14 33 (12.84%) .NET Framework
14 33 (12.84%) Load Balancing
15 31 (12.06%) MVC
15 31 (12.06%) Microsoft Certification
16 30 (11.67%) Firewall
16 30 (11.67%) PowerShell
17 28 (10.89%) IIS
17 28 (10.89%) HTML
17 28 (10.89%) MS Exchange
18 27 (10.51%) Web Services

Microsoft
Top Related 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 28 (10.89%) IIS
1 28 (10.89%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.67%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.95%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.78%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.39%) CMS
7 1 (0.39%) Confluence
7 1 (0.39%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 110 (42.80%) MS Excel
2 34 (13.23%) MS Office
3 25 (9.73%) MS Visio
4 13 (5.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.78%) Data Workbench
3 2 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.78%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.39%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.39%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.39%) arcHouse
4 1 (0.39%) Kypera Housing
4 1 (0.39%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.39%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.39%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.39%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 35 (13.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (7.78%) SaaS
3 19 (7.39%) Office 365
4 6 (2.33%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (1.56%) PaaS
6 3 (1.17%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 39 (15.18%) LAN
2 38 (14.79%) WAN
3 30 (11.67%) Firewall
4 24 (9.34%) Network Security
5 22 (8.56%) BGP
5 22 (8.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 22 (8.56%) OSPF
5 22 (8.56%) Spanning Tree
6 12 (4.67%) Wireshark
7 11 (4.28%) TCP/IP
8 10 (3.89%) DNS
9 8 (3.11%) tcpdump
10 7 (2.72%) DHCP
11 6 (2.33%) Wireless
12 4 (1.56%) SMTP
13 3 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (1.17%) SAN
14 2 (0.78%) ADSL
14 2 (0.78%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (38.52%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (8.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (7.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (7.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (5.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (3.89%) OLTP
7 10 (3.89%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.11%) Power BI
9 7 (2.72%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (2.33%) OLAP
10 6 (2.33%) QlikView
11 5 (1.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.17%) NoSQL
12 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.78%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
14 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.39%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 21 (8.17%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.72%) NUnit
3 6 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.95%) Selenium
4 5 (1.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (1.95%) Subversion
5 4 (1.56%) Fiddler
6 3 (1.17%) JIRA
6 3 (1.17%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.39%) Bower
8 1 (0.39%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.39%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (7.00%) Finance
2 10 (3.89%) Retail
3 9 (3.50%) Marketing
4 8 (3.11%) Banking
5 3 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.78%) Advertising
6 2 (0.78%) Publishing
7 1 (0.39%) Automotive
7 1 (0.39%) Billing
7 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (21.40%) Developer
2 54 (21.01%) Analyst
3 32 (12.45%) .NET Developer
4 26 (10.12%) Consultant
5 24 (9.34%) Network Consultant
6 22 (8.56%) C# Developer
7 21 (8.17%) Network Security Consultant
7 21 (8.17%) Security Consultant
8 18 (7.00%) Network Engineer
9 17 (6.61%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (6.61%) Security Engineer
10 16 (6.23%) Network Security Engineer
11 15 (5.84%) IT Manager
11 15 (5.84%) Senior Developer
11 15 (5.84%) Support Engineer
12 14 (5.45%) Architect
12 14 (5.45%) Senior .NET Developer
13 13 (5.06%) SQL Developer
14 11 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
14 11 (4.28%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (28.79%) .NET
2 53 (20.62%) ASP.NET
3 33 (12.84%) .NET Framework
4 28 (10.89%) HTML
5 27 (10.51%) Web Services
6 26 (10.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (8.56%) HTML5
8 21 (8.17%) jQuery
9 19 (7.39%) CSS
10 18 (7.00%) AngularJS
11 14 (5.45%) WCF
12 12 (4.67%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (4.28%) Entity Framework
14 10 (3.89%) Ajax
15 9 (3.50%) CSS3
15 9 (3.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 8 (3.11%) RESTful
17 7 (2.72%) Middleware
18 6 (2.33%) WinForms
18 6 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.23%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.67%) Replication
5 11 (4.28%) Clustering
6 10 (3.89%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.72%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.56%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.56%) iPad
9 3 (1.17%) Linked Data
9 3 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.78%) Blog
10 2 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.78%) User Experience
11 1 (0.39%) CMDB
11 1 (0.39%) Fintech
11 1 (0.39%) NHS
11 1 (0.39%) PDA
11 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 80 (31.13%) Windows
2 47 (18.29%) Windows Server
3 35 (13.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (8.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (5.45%) Windows 7
6 8 (3.11%) Linux
7 5 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.17%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.17%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.78%) Unix
9 2 (0.78%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.39%) Android
10 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (23.35%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (12.84%) ITIL
2 33 (12.84%) Load Balancing
3 31 (12.06%) MVC
4 27 (10.51%) DevOps
5 25 (9.73%) Network Management
5 25 (9.73%) SDLC
6 24 (9.34%) CRM
7 22 (8.56%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (8.56%) Project Management
8 21 (8.17%) Presales
9 20 (7.78%) Problem Management
10 19 (7.39%) High Availability
10 19 (7.39%) Software Engineering
11 18 (7.00%) Change Management
12 16 (6.23%) E-Commerce
12 16 (6.23%) TDD
13 15 (5.84%) ETL
14 13 (5.06%) Continuous Delivery
15 12 (4.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 80 (31.13%) SQL
2 57 (22.18%) C#
3 44 (17.12%) T-SQL
4 39 (15.18%) JavaScript
5 30 (11.67%) PowerShell
6 18 (7.00%) Java
7 10 (3.89%) VBScript
8 3 (1.17%) VB
9 2 (0.78%) C
9 2 (0.78%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.78%) VBA
10 1 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (12.84%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (12.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (10.12%) CCDP
4 24 (9.34%) CCNP
4 24 (9.34%) CCSA
4 24 (9.34%) Degree
5 22 (8.56%) CCSE
6 20 (7.78%) MCSE
7 18 (7.00%) MCSA
8 12 (4.67%) MCP
9 9 (3.50%) MCITP
10 8 (3.11%) CCNA
11 4 (1.56%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.78%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.78%) VCP6
12 2 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.39%) CCIP
13 1 (0.39%) ISEB
13 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.39%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.84%) SLA
2 5 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.56%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (13.23%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.78%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (3.89%) Puppet
2 7 (2.72%) Ansible
3 4 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (13.23%) Cisco
2 24 (9.34%) CheckPoint
3 14 (5.45%) Oracle
4 10 (3.89%) VMware
5 9 (3.50%) Adobe
6 7 (2.72%) Citrix
7 5 (1.95%) HP
8 4 (1.56%) F5
9 3 (1.17%) EMC
10 2 (0.78%) 3Com
10 2 (0.78%) Aruba
10 2 (0.78%) DoubleClick
10 2 (0.78%) IBM
10 2 (0.78%) Juniper
10 2 (0.78%) Lotus
10 2 (0.78%) Meridio
10 2 (0.78%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.78%) Symantec
11 1 (0.39%) NETGEAR
11 1 (0.39%) SonicWALL
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Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Salary: From £42,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Bens Package
Posted: 2 days ago
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I4 Recruitment
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Interact Consulting
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