Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 20 6
Rank change year-on-year +13 -14 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 117 139 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 13.04% 9.55% 17.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.26% 64.35% 63.88%
Number of salaries quoted 112 138 293
Bedfordshire median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% -8.05% +16.00%
10th Percentile £21,325 £25,000 £25,600
90th Percentile £59,875 £55,000 £55,000
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 191 216 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 21.29% 14.85% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 177 198 428
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £22,750 £25,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £58,750 £64,125
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Bedfordshire

Windows
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in Bedfordshire.

Salary trend for Windows in Bedfordshire

Windows
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in Bedfordshire

Windows
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 February 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
Luton +21 50 £35,000 -26.32% 11
Bedford +5 30 £48,500 +61.67% 11
Shefford 0 4 £43,750 +98.86% 2
Dunstable -12 4 £29,000 -14.71% 6
Leighton Buzzard - 1 - - 1
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT jobs citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 62 (52.99%) Windows Server
2 52 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 47 (40.17%) Active Directory
4 44 (37.61%) ITIL
5 39 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (28.21%) VMware
7 30 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
7 30 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (23.08%) Firewall
9 25 (21.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (21.37%) Office 365
10 21 (17.95%) Linux
10 21 (17.95%) SQL Server
11 20 (17.09%) Finance
11 20 (17.09%) PowerShell
12 19 (16.24%) Microsoft Office
12 19 (16.24%) MS Exchange
13 18 (15.38%) Cisco
13 18 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (15.38%) Windows 7
14 17 (14.53%) MCP
15 16 (13.68%) SQL
15 16 (13.68%) WAN
16 14 (11.97%) CCNA
16 14 (11.97%) Service Management
17 13 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (10.26%) Service Delivery
18 12 (10.26%) SAN
18 12 (10.26%) SLA

Windows
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 19 (16.24%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.27%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.27%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (3.42%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.42%) nginx
5 3 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.71%) CMS
6 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.71%) IIS
7 1 (0.85%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (16.24%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.42%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 30 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (21.37%) Office 365
3 9 (7.69%) PaaS
3 9 (7.69%) SaaS
4 7 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (4.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.27%) IaaS
6 3 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.71%) GitHub
8 1 (0.85%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 27 (23.08%) Firewall
2 16 (13.68%) WAN
3 12 (10.26%) SAN
4 11 (9.40%) LAN
5 9 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (6.84%) DNS
6 8 (6.84%) VLAN
7 7 (5.98%) DHCP
7 7 (5.98%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (5.13%) Internet
8 6 (5.13%) TCP/IP
9 5 (4.27%) VPN
10 4 (3.42%) MPLS
11 3 (2.56%) Network Security
11 3 (2.56%) VoIP
12 2 (1.71%) Wireless
13 1 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
13 1 (0.85%) PBX
13 1 (0.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.98%) Power BI
4 6 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.42%) MariaDB
5 4 (3.42%) MySQL
5 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.56%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.56%) PHPUnit
2 3 (2.56%) Selenium
2 3 (2.56%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.85%) Moq
4 1 (0.85%) NUnit
4 1 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (17.09%) Finance
2 9 (7.69%) Retail
3 7 (5.98%) Billing
3 7 (5.98%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.27%) Dutch Language
4 5 (4.27%) Marketing
5 4 (3.42%) Games
6 3 (2.56%) German Language
7 2 (1.71%) Banking
7 2 (1.71%) Legal
7 2 (1.71%) Publishing
8 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 14 (11.97%) IT Engineer
2 14 (11.97%) Windows Engineer
3 12 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (9.40%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (9.40%) Analyst
5 10 (8.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 10 (8.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 10 (8.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) Support Technician
6 9 (7.69%) Team Leader
7 8 (6.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Exchange Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) IT Security Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) IT Support
8 7 (5.98%) Server Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Windows Server Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.26%) .NET
2 9 (7.69%) Web Services
3 8 (6.84%) REST
4 6 (5.13%) SOAP
5 4 (3.42%) HTML
5 4 (3.42%) HTML5
5 4 (3.42%) LAMP
5 4 (3.42%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (2.56%) CSS
6 3 (2.56%) CSS3
6 3 (2.56%) Flash
6 3 (2.56%) jQuery
6 3 (2.56%) Sass
6 3 (2.56%) Symfony
7 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.71%) JSON
7 2 (1.71%) Middleware
7 2 (1.71%) WCF
7 2 (1.71%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.98%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.27%) EMC VMAX
4 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.56%) iPad
6 2 (1.71%) Clustering
6 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.71%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.71%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.71%) iPhone
6 2 (1.71%) Linked Data
6 2 (1.71%) Symmetrix
6 2 (1.71%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.85%) EPoS
7 1 (0.85%) Handset
7 1 (0.85%) Music Streaming
Operating Systems
1 62 (52.99%) Windows Server
2 39 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (17.95%) Linux
5 18 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 11 (9.40%) Windows 10
7 6 (5.13%) Mac OS X
8 5 (4.27%) Android
8 5 (4.27%) Unix
9 3 (2.56%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.71%) AIX
10 2 (1.71%) CentOS
10 2 (1.71%) Solaris
10 2 (1.71%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (37.61%) ITIL
2 14 (11.97%) Service Management
3 13 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (10.26%) Service Delivery
5 11 (9.40%) Project Management
6 10 (8.55%) ITSM
6 10 (8.55%) OO
7 9 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (6.84%) Change Management
8 8 (6.84%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (6.84%) DevOps
8 8 (6.84%) Information Security
8 8 (6.84%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (6.84%) SOA
9 7 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (5.13%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (5.13%) High Availability
10 6 (5.13%) ITIL V3
10 6 (5.13%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.09%) PowerShell
2 16 (13.68%) SQL
3 10 (8.55%) Java
4 4 (3.42%) C#
4 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.42%) PHP
5 3 (2.56%) C
5 3 (2.56%) PHP 5
5 3 (2.56%) Python
6 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.71%) Ruby
6 2 (1.71%) VBScript
7 1 (0.85%) C++
7 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (14.53%) MCP
4 14 (11.97%) CCNA
5 11 (9.40%) MCSA
6 10 (8.55%) Degree
7 9 (7.69%) MCITP
8 8 (6.84%) A+ Certification
9 7 (5.98%) CCNP
9 7 (5.98%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (5.98%) MCSE
10 5 (4.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (4.27%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (2.56%) CISSP
12 2 (1.71%) CCENT
12 2 (1.71%) CISM
12 2 (1.71%) DBS Check
12 2 (1.71%) MCTS
12 2 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.26%) SLA
2 11 (9.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (5.13%) GDPR
4 5 (4.27%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 47 (40.17%) Active Directory
2 25 (21.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.98%) vSphere
4 6 (5.13%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.42%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.56%) Docker
6 3 (2.56%) Firmware
7 2 (1.71%) XenApp
8 1 (0.85%) SRDF
8 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) Dollar Universe
2 3 (2.56%) Ansible
2 3 (2.56%) SCCM
2 3 (2.56%) vCenter Server
2 3 (2.56%) WSUS
3 2 (1.71%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.71%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.71%) SCOM
4 1 (0.85%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 33 (28.21%) VMware
3 18 (15.38%) Cisco
4 11 (9.40%) Citrix
5 8 (6.84%) Apple
6 6 (5.13%) CA
7 5 (4.27%) EMC
7 5 (4.27%) HP
8 4 (3.42%) Adobe
8 4 (3.42%) OpenText
8 4 (3.42%) Tableau
9 3 (2.56%) Dell
9 3 (2.56%) FalconStor
9 3 (2.56%) Hyperion
10 2 (1.71%) CommVault
10 2 (1.71%) McAfee
10 2 (1.71%) NetApp
10 2 (1.71%) Nokia
10 2 (1.71%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.71%) Veritas