Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 10 20
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10 -11
Permanent jobs citing Windows 171 165 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 16.47% 14.60% 10.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.85% 72.05% 55.71%
Number of salaries quoted 170 150 192
Bedfordshire median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,125 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £53,875 £55,000
East of England median annual salary £38,685 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -0.81% -2.50% +3.90%

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 281 229 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 27.07% 20.27% 18.13%
Number of salaries quoted 255 192 264
Bedfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £23,700 £21,250 £22,375
90th Percentile £71,250 £55,000 £62,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +12 82 £42,500 +41.67% 5
Luton -9 50 £29,000 -31.76% 6
Dunstable -10 10 £45,000 -16.28% 2
Leighton Buzzard -3 8 £35,000 -22.22%
Shefford 0 6 £29,000 -31.76% 1
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 104 (60.82%) Microsoft
2 87 (50.88%) Windows Server
3 78 (45.61%) Active Directory
4 73 (42.69%) Microsoft Office
5 61 (35.67%) VMware
6 60 (35.09%) Windows 7
7 58 (33.92%) Windows 10
8 48 (28.07%) SQL
9 47 (27.49%) Office 365
10 46 (26.90%) Self-Motivation
11 45 (26.32%) MS Exchange
12 42 (24.56%) Citrix
13 37 (21.64%) VPN
13 37 (21.64%) PowerShell
14 35 (20.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 35 (20.47%) Microsoft Azure
15 32 (18.71%) SQL Server
16 31 (18.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 29 (16.96%) Driving Licence
17 29 (16.96%) SAN
18 28 (16.37%) MCP
18 28 (16.37%) VMware Infrastructure
18 28 (16.37%) Hyper-V
19 27 (15.79%) Firewall
20 26 (15.20%) ITIL
21 25 (14.62%) SCCM
21 25 (14.62%) Windows Server 2012
22 24 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
22 24 (14.04%) DNS
23 23 (13.45%) DHCP

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 45 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.43%) IIS
3 5 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.75%) CMS
4 3 (1.75%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.17%) Confluence
6 1 (0.58%) Apache
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 73 (42.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (27.49%) Office 365
2 35 (20.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.43%) G Suite
4 6 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (21.64%) VPN
2 29 (16.96%) SAN
3 27 (15.79%) Firewall
4 24 (14.04%) DNS
5 23 (13.45%) DHCP
6 22 (12.87%) TCP/IP
7 14 (8.19%) WAN
8 9 (5.26%) IP Telephony
8 9 (5.26%) MPLS
9 8 (4.68%) Network Security
10 7 (4.09%) LAN
11 6 (3.51%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (3.51%) Spanning Tree
11 6 (3.51%) VPLS
12 4 (2.34%) Wireless
13 3 (1.75%) VLAN
13 3 (1.75%) VoIP
14 2 (1.17%) Skype
15 1 (0.58%) iSCSI
15 1 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.58%) MySQL
5 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.58%) Power BI
5 1 (0.58%) RavenDB
5 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.68%) Octopus Deploy
1 8 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.75%) Ant
3 3 (1.75%) JIRA
4 2 (1.17%) AutoIt
5 1 (0.58%) MSI
5 1 (0.58%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (13.45%) Finance
2 6 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.58%) Games
4 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (20.47%) Support Engineer
2 30 (17.54%) IT Support
3 28 (16.37%) Support Technician
4 27 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (14.62%) Desktop Support
6 22 (12.87%) Analyst
7 20 (11.70%) IT Technician
8 19 (11.11%) IT Support Technician
9 17 (9.94%) 2nd Line Support
10 16 (9.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 16 (9.36%) IT Engineer
11 15 (8.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 13 (7.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (7.60%) Support Analyst
12 13 (7.60%) Windows Engineer
13 12 (7.02%) Desktop Engineer
13 12 (7.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 11 (6.43%) 3rd Line Support
14 11 (6.43%) Service Analyst
14 11 (6.43%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.77%) Flash
2 8 (4.68%) JSON
2 8 (4.68%) XML
3 6 (3.51%) Web Services
4 5 (2.92%) .NET
5 3 (1.75%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.75%) HTML
6 2 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.17%) CSS
6 2 (1.17%) HTML5
7 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.58%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.58%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.58%) LDAP
7 1 (0.58%) MAPI
7 1 (0.58%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.58%) RESTful
7 1 (0.58%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 46 (26.90%) Self-Motivation
2 29 (16.96%) Driving Licence
3 23 (13.45%) Data Centre
4 12 (7.02%) iPhone
5 11 (6.43%) iPad
6 9 (5.26%) Blackberry
6 9 (5.26%) Fat Client
6 9 (5.26%) Thin Client
7 6 (3.51%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.34%) CCTV
9 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.58%) Clustering
11 1 (0.58%) Life Science
11 1 (0.58%) PDA
11 1 (0.58%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.58%) Replication
11 1 (0.58%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 87 (50.88%) Windows Server
2 60 (35.09%) Windows 7
3 58 (33.92%) Windows 10
4 25 (14.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (12.87%) Windows XP
7 15 (8.77%) Linux
8 11 (6.43%) Android
8 11 (6.43%) Apple iOS
8 11 (6.43%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.75%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.17%) CentOS
10 2 (1.17%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.17%) Unix
11 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 26 (15.20%) ITIL
3 11 (6.43%) Migration
4 10 (5.85%) PRINCE2
4 10 (5.85%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (5.26%) DevOps
5 9 (5.26%) Email Migration
5 9 (5.26%) ITIL V3
5 9 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (4.68%) Data Management
6 8 (4.68%) Problem Management
7 7 (4.09%) Change Control
7 7 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (4.09%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (2.92%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (2.92%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (2.92%) Project Management
8 5 (2.92%) Software Engineering
9 4 (2.34%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (2.34%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.07%) SQL
2 37 (21.64%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.43%) VBScript
4 5 (2.92%) C#
5 4 (2.34%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.34%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.17%) C++
6 2 (1.17%) Java
6 2 (1.17%) Perl
6 2 (1.17%) VB
7 1 (0.58%) PHP
7 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.58%) Python
7 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (20.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (16.37%) MCP
3 23 (13.45%) MCSA
4 20 (11.70%) MCSE
4 20 (11.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 18 (10.53%) A+ Certification
6 16 (9.36%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (9.36%) Degree
7 15 (8.77%) CCNA
8 13 (7.60%) CCNP
9 12 (7.02%) MCITP
10 8 (4.68%) MCTS
11 7 (4.09%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.58%) CCA
14 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.58%) CWNA
14 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.77%) SLA
2 5 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.58%) GDPR
4 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (45.61%) Active Directory
2 28 (16.37%) Hyper-V
2 28 (16.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (9.94%) vSphere
4 11 (6.43%) XenApp
5 1 (0.58%) Docker
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.58%) NFS
5 1 (0.58%) Squid
5 1 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (14.62%) SCCM
2 10 (5.85%) SCOM
3 8 (4.68%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.51%) FortiGate
5 4 (2.34%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.58%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.58%) Nagios
6 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.58%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.58%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (60.82%) Microsoft
2 61 (35.67%) VMware
3 42 (24.56%) Citrix
4 19 (11.11%) HP
5 18 (10.53%) Cisco
6 15 (8.77%) CommVault
6 15 (8.77%) McAfee
7 14 (8.19%) EMC
8 12 (7.02%) Adobe
8 12 (7.02%) Apple
8 12 (7.02%) Google
9 7 (4.09%) Dell
9 7 (4.09%) Sophos
9 7 (4.09%) Veeam
10 6 (3.51%) CA
10 6 (3.51%) FalconStor
10 6 (3.51%) Juniper
11 5 (2.92%) NetApp
11 5 (2.92%) Oracle
11 5 (2.92%) Symantec