Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 246 257 376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 25.00% 19.43% 21.70%
As % of the Vendors category 47.04% 38.13% 41.55%
Number of salaries quoted 226 256 365
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -21.05% +7.95%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,875 £29,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £73,750
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%

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 523 674 905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 53.15% 50.94% 52.22%
Number of salaries quoted 481 477 779
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £64,250 £70,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 0 88 £46,056 +28.83% 8
Luton +9 66 £35,000 +14.75% 6
Dunstable -11 16 £47,500 -
Shefford 0 9 £43,250 +57.21% 1
Leighton Buzzard 0 7 £20,000 -54.55% 2
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 118 (47.97%) SQL Server
2 106 (43.09%) Windows
3 93 (37.80%) SQL
4 77 (31.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 69 (28.05%) C#
6 68 (27.64%) .NET
7 58 (23.58%) Microsoft Office
7 58 (23.58%) Windows Server
8 51 (20.73%) Active Directory
9 50 (20.33%) ASP.NET
10 46 (18.70%) MS Exchange
11 45 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (17.89%) Self-Motivation
13 43 (17.48%) PowerShell
14 41 (16.67%) ITIL
15 39 (15.85%) VMware
16 38 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
17 34 (13.82%) Citrix
17 34 (13.82%) Data Centre
18 31 (12.60%) SAN
19 29 (11.79%) Finance
20 28 (11.38%) Software Engineering
20 28 (11.38%) Windows 7
21 27 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
21 27 (10.98%) Firewall
21 27 (10.98%) MVC
21 27 (10.98%) MCP
21 27 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
22 26 (10.57%) Management Information System
22 26 (10.57%) SQL Server 2008

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 46 (18.70%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.85%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.63%) CMS
3 4 (1.63%) IIS
4 2 (0.81%) Apache
4 2 (0.81%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.41%) Confluence
5 1 (0.41%) nginx
5 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 58 (23.58%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (5.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.66%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.81%) BPCS
3 2 (0.81%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.81%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 77 (31.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (8.94%) SaaS
4 18 (7.32%) Office 365
5 8 (3.25%) G Suite
6 6 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (2.44%) PaaS
7 4 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.81%) IaaS
9 2 (0.81%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 31 (12.60%) SAN
2 27 (10.98%) Firewall
3 23 (9.35%) VPN
4 22 (8.94%) DNS
5 21 (8.54%) WAN
6 20 (8.13%) DHCP
7 18 (7.32%) TCP/IP
8 15 (6.10%) Network Security
9 9 (3.66%) Skype
10 6 (2.44%) Internet
11 5 (2.03%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (2.03%) LAN
11 5 (2.03%) Spanning Tree
11 5 (2.03%) VPLS
12 3 (1.22%) VoIP
13 2 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.81%) VLAN
14 1 (0.41%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.41%) NAS
14 1 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (47.97%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (9.35%) SQL Server 2014
4 16 (6.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (3.66%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (3.25%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.85%) Power BI
11 4 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.81%) Big Data
12 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.81%) HBase
12 2 (0.81%) Impala
12 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.81%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 16 (6.50%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.07%) Ant
3 5 (2.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (1.63%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.22%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.22%) JIRA
6 2 (0.81%) AutoIt
6 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
General
1 29 (11.79%) Finance
2 8 (3.25%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.85%) Marketing
4 6 (2.44%) Advertising
5 4 (1.63%) Legal
6 3 (1.22%) Billing
6 3 (1.22%) Law
6 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.81%) Banking
7 2 (0.81%) Retail
8 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (16.67%) Developer
2 39 (15.85%) Analyst
3 28 (11.38%) .NET Developer
4 27 (10.98%) Support Engineer
5 26 (10.57%) IT Support
6 23 (9.35%) Support Technician
7 22 (8.94%) IT Engineer
8 20 (8.13%) IT Technician
9 19 (7.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 17 (6.91%) 3rd Line Support
10 17 (6.91%) IT Support Technician
11 16 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (6.50%) Software Developer
12 15 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
13 14 (5.69%) .NET Software Developer
13 14 (5.69%) C# Developer
14 13 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
14 13 (5.28%) Desktop Support
15 11 (4.47%) Support Analyst
16 10 (4.07%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (27.64%) .NET
2 50 (20.33%) ASP.NET
3 24 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 24 (9.76%) HTML
3 24 (9.76%) WPF
4 21 (8.54%) Flash
5 20 (8.13%) CSS
5 20 (8.13%) WinForms
6 14 (5.69%) WCF
7 12 (4.88%) Web Services
8 9 (3.66%) .NET Framework
9 7 (2.85%) Entity Framework
10 5 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (1.63%) JSON
11 4 (1.63%) SOAP
11 4 (1.63%) XML
12 3 (1.22%) HTML5
13 2 (0.81%) Ajax
13 2 (0.81%) MDX
13 2 (0.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 44 (17.89%) Self-Motivation
2 34 (13.82%) Data Centre
3 26 (10.57%) Management Information System
4 22 (8.94%) Driving Licence
5 14 (5.69%) EMC VMAX
5 14 (5.69%) User Experience
6 13 (5.28%) Mobile App
7 9 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.66%) Clustering
7 9 (3.66%) iPhone
7 9 (3.66%) Replication
8 8 (3.25%) Client/Server
8 8 (3.25%) iPad
9 7 (2.85%) Blackberry
10 5 (2.03%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.63%) NHS
12 3 (1.22%) CCTV
13 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 106 (43.09%) Windows
2 58 (23.58%) Windows Server
3 28 (11.38%) Windows 7
4 27 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (9.76%) Windows 10
6 19 (7.72%) Windows XP
7 16 (6.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (3.66%) Linux
9 8 (3.25%) Android
9 8 (3.25%) Apple iOS
9 8 (3.25%) Mac OS X
10 7 (2.85%) Solaris
11 3 (1.22%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.81%) CentOS
12 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (16.67%) ITIL
3 28 (11.38%) Software Engineering
4 27 (10.98%) MVC
4 27 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (9.35%) Mentoring
5 23 (9.35%) Web Development
6 18 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (7.32%) SDLC
7 17 (6.91%) OO
8 16 (6.50%) Web Application Development
9 15 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (6.10%) DevOps
9 15 (6.10%) ITIL V3
9 15 (6.10%) Project Management
10 14 (5.69%) Information Security
10 14 (5.69%) Load Testing
10 14 (5.69%) Microservices
10 14 (5.69%) Migration
11 13 (5.28%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 93 (37.80%) SQL
2 69 (28.05%) C#
3 43 (17.48%) PowerShell
4 25 (10.16%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.07%) Java
6 9 (3.66%) VBScript
7 8 (3.25%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.63%) VBA
9 3 (1.22%) X++
10 2 (0.81%) PHP
10 2 (0.81%) VB
11 1 (0.41%) C++
11 1 (0.41%) Python
11 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (10.98%) MCP
3 23 (9.35%) Degree
4 21 (8.54%) MCSE
5 19 (7.72%) MCSA
6 15 (6.10%) A+ Certification
6 15 (6.10%) CCNA
6 15 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (4.88%) MCITP
8 11 (4.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (3.66%) CCNP
10 8 (3.25%) MCTS
11 7 (2.85%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.81%) ACCA
13 2 (0.81%) CIMA
13 2 (0.81%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.81%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (5.28%) SLA
3 11 (4.47%) GDPR
4 7 (2.85%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.63%) QA
6 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (20.73%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (8.54%) vSphere
4 18 (7.32%) XenApp
5 7 (2.85%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.63%) Docker
7 2 (0.81%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.81%) HDFS
8 1 (0.41%) Firmware
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.41%) NFS
8 1 (0.41%) Squid
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (4.07%) SCCM
2 5 (2.03%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.22%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.81%) Oozie
5 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.41%) Ansible
5 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.41%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.41%) Puppet
5 1 (0.41%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (15.85%) VMware
2 34 (13.82%) Citrix
3 23 (9.35%) Cisco
3 23 (9.35%) HP
4 21 (8.54%) CommVault
4 21 (8.54%) McAfee
5 20 (8.13%) EMC
5 20 (8.13%) Oracle
6 15 (6.10%) Capita
7 14 (5.69%) CA
7 14 (5.69%) FalconStor
8 9 (3.66%) Apple
8 9 (3.66%) SAP
9 8 (3.25%) Google
10 7 (2.85%) Dell
10 7 (2.85%) Micro Focus
11 5 (2.03%) Juniper
12 4 (1.63%) Epicor
12 4 (1.63%) JD Edwards
12 4 (1.63%) Sage