Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 211 169 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 19.68% 19.65% 18.65%
As % of the Vendors category 43.15% 45.19% 41.11%
Number of salaries quoted 189 161 234
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £46,056 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.29% +16.60% -20.20%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £21,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £77,500 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.61%

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 489 374 596
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 45.62% 43.49% 45.36%
Number of salaries quoted 410 342 467
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.40% +6.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,375 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year -1.10% +2.25% -1.11%

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 2019. 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 83 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Luton +2 67 £50,000 +21.95% 7
Dunstable +11 42 £50,000 +20.48% 2
Leighton Buzzard +6 3 £36,000 -33.02%
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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 95 (45.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (39.34%) Windows
3 72 (34.12%) SQL Server
4 54 (25.59%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (23.70%) .NET
6 48 (22.75%) Windows Server
7 47 (22.27%) Active Directory
8 43 (20.38%) C#
9 42 (19.91%) Finance
10 39 (18.48%) SQL
11 35 (16.59%) Office 365
12 34 (16.11%) ETL
13 33 (15.64%) Project Management
14 32 (15.17%) PowerShell
15 30 (14.22%) ASP.NET
16 28 (13.27%) Firewall
17 27 (12.80%) DNS
17 27 (12.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 26 (12.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 26 (12.32%) Amazon AWS
19 24 (11.37%) Oracle
20 23 (10.90%) Microsoft Office
20 23 (10.90%) Cisco
20 23 (10.90%) Linux
20 23 (10.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 22 (10.43%) HTML
22 21 (9.95%) SCCM
23 20 (9.48%) PRINCE2
23 20 (9.48%) MS Exchange
24 19 (9.00%) VMware

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 20 (9.48%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.69%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.21%) IIS
4 8 (3.79%) CMS
5 7 (3.32%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.90%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.90%) WordPress
7 3 (1.42%) Apache
8 2 (0.95%) nginx
9 1 (0.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 23 (10.90%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (6.16%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.90%) HFM
2 4 (1.90%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 95 (45.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (16.59%) Office 365
3 26 (12.32%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (7.11%) SaaS
5 7 (3.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.84%) Mimecast
6 6 (2.84%) PaaS
7 4 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.90%) npm
8 3 (1.42%) Akamai
8 3 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.42%) IaaS
9 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.27%) Firewall
2 27 (12.80%) DNS
3 13 (6.16%) DHCP
3 13 (6.16%) LAN
3 13 (6.16%) WAN
4 12 (5.69%) Network Security
5 11 (5.21%) Skype
6 9 (4.27%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.79%) IP Telephony
7 8 (3.79%) MPLS
8 7 (3.32%) HTTP
8 7 (3.32%) SSL
9 5 (2.37%) VLAN
10 4 (1.90%) Internet
11 3 (1.42%) BIG-IP
11 3 (1.42%) VoIP
11 3 (1.42%) VPN
11 3 (1.42%) VSAN
12 2 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.95%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (34.12%) SQL Server
2 27 (12.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (12.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (8.53%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (5.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (4.74%) Power BI
7 7 (3.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (5.69%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.27%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (1.90%) Bower
4 4 (1.90%) Grunt
4 4 (1.90%) gulp
4 4 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.90%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.95%) Ant
5 2 (0.95%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.95%) JIRA
5 2 (0.95%) ReSharper
5 2 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 42 (19.91%) Finance
2 18 (8.53%) Banking
3 2 (0.95%) Legal
4 1 (0.47%) Automotive
4 1 (0.47%) Law
4 1 (0.47%) Retail
4 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (27.49%) Developer
2 23 (10.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (9.48%) C# Developer
4 19 (9.00%) Analyst
5 18 (8.53%) Senior Developer
6 15 (7.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (7.11%) Architect
7 13 (6.16%) Software Developer
8 12 (5.69%) Network Engineer
8 12 (5.69%) SQL Developer
9 11 (5.21%) Technical Architect
10 10 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (4.74%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (4.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 10 (4.74%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (4.74%) IT Manager
10 10 (4.74%) Junior
10 10 (4.74%) Junior Developer
10 10 (4.74%) Support Engineer
10 10 (4.74%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (23.70%) .NET
2 30 (14.22%) ASP.NET
3 22 (10.43%) HTML
4 14 (6.64%) AngularJS
5 12 (5.69%) .NET Framework
5 12 (5.69%) Web Services
6 11 (5.21%) CSS
6 11 (5.21%) WPF
7 10 (4.74%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (4.74%) HTML5
8 8 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (3.79%) jQuery
8 8 (3.79%) WCF
9 7 (3.32%) Entity Framework
9 7 (3.32%) XML
9 7 (3.32%) XSLT
10 6 (2.84%) .NET Core
10 6 (2.84%) WinForms
11 5 (2.37%) LAMP
12 4 (1.90%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.69%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.32%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.37%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.37%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.37%) Private Cloud
4 5 (2.37%) Replication
5 4 (1.90%) Internet of Things
5 4 (1.90%) User Experience
6 3 (1.42%) CESG
6 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.95%) Clustering
7 2 (0.95%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.47%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 83 (39.34%) Windows
2 48 (22.75%) Windows Server
3 23 (10.90%) Linux
4 16 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (7.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (5.21%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.32%) Solaris
8 7 (3.32%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.90%) Android
9 4 (1.90%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.95%) CentOS
11 1 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (25.59%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (16.11%) ETL
3 33 (15.64%) Project Management
4 23 (10.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 20 (9.48%) PRINCE2
6 19 (9.00%) IT Strategy
6 19 (9.00%) ITIL
7 18 (8.53%) Business Process Mapping
7 18 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (8.53%) Six Sigma
8 17 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (8.06%) Change Control
9 16 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (7.11%) Migration
11 14 (6.64%) High Availability
11 14 (6.64%) MVC
12 13 (6.16%) Proactive Monitoring
12 13 (6.16%) Root Cause Analysis
13 12 (5.69%) Service Management
14 11 (5.21%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.38%) C#
2 39 (18.48%) SQL
3 32 (15.17%) PowerShell
4 18 (8.53%) Java
4 18 (8.53%) PL/SQL
5 11 (5.21%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.21%) T-SQL
5 11 (5.21%) VBScript
6 5 (2.37%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.90%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.90%) CoffeeScript
8 3 (1.42%) C
8 3 (1.42%) PHP
9 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (4.74%) CCNA
2 10 (4.74%) CCSA
3 7 (3.32%) Check Point Certification
4 6 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.90%) MCSA
5 4 (1.90%) MCSE
5 4 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.42%) Degree
6 3 (1.42%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.42%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.95%) CCENT
7 2 (0.95%) CISSP
7 2 (0.95%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (0.95%) ISEB
7 2 (0.95%) SSCP
8 1 (0.47%) CCNP
8 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.64%) SLA
2 9 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.32%) QA
4 3 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.42%) RMADS
5 2 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 47 (22.27%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.84%) Docker
4 3 (1.42%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.42%) vCloud
5 2 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (9.95%) SCCM
2 14 (6.64%) Ansible
3 10 (4.74%) Terraform
4 7 (3.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.95%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.95%) Nagios
5 2 (0.95%) Observium
5 2 (0.95%) Puppet
5 2 (0.95%) SCOM
5 2 (0.95%) WSUS
5 2 (0.95%) yum
6 1 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (11.37%) Oracle
2 23 (10.90%) Cisco
3 19 (9.00%) VMware
4 13 (6.16%) Red Hat
5 9 (4.27%) CheckPoint
6 7 (3.32%) Sybase
7 6 (2.84%) NetApp
8 5 (2.37%) HP
9 4 (1.90%) Apple
9 4 (1.90%) F5
9 4 (1.90%) Google
9 4 (1.90%) Hyperion
9 4 (1.90%) Workday
10 3 (1.42%) Veeam
10 3 (1.42%) Zerto
11 2 (0.95%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (0.95%) Meraki
11 2 (0.95%) Nortel
11 2 (0.95%) SonicWALL
11 2 (0.95%) Sophos