Period
to 20 July 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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 12 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 163 176 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 16.43% 13.32% 13.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.60% 75.54% 66.76%
Number of salaries quoted 169 178 265
Bedfordshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,525 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £55,000
East of England median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -2.60%

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 288 233 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 29.03% 17.64% 20.53%
Number of salaries quoted 271 195 318
Bedfordshire median annual salary £46,056 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.14% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,600
90th Percentile £76,250 £55,000 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,250 £41,500
% change year-on-year +6.51% +1.81% +3.75%

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 July 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 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 +4 67 £45,000 +50.00% 3
Luton +7 51 £29,000 -35.56% 7
Dunstable 0 9 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Leighton Buzzard -1 8 £35,000 -22.22%
Shefford - 5 £29,000 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 106 (65.03%) Microsoft
2 94 (57.67%) Windows Server
3 70 (42.94%) Active Directory
4 63 (38.65%) Microsoft Office
5 54 (33.13%) VMware
6 48 (29.45%) SQL
7 47 (28.83%) Windows 7
8 45 (27.61%) MS Exchange
9 44 (26.99%) PowerShell
10 43 (26.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 43 (26.38%) Windows 10
10 43 (26.38%) Self-Motivation
11 41 (25.15%) Microsoft Azure
12 35 (21.47%) VPN
12 35 (21.47%) ITIL
12 35 (21.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 34 (20.86%) Office 365
14 33 (20.25%) Citrix
15 32 (19.63%) MCP
15 32 (19.63%) SQL Server
16 30 (18.40%) Driving Licence
17 28 (17.18%) Firewall
18 27 (16.56%) MCSA
19 26 (15.95%) Hyper-V
19 26 (15.95%) VMware Infrastructure
20 25 (15.34%) SAN
20 25 (15.34%) Windows Server 2012
21 24 (14.72%) DNS
22 22 (13.50%) DHCP
23 21 (12.88%) MCSE

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 (27.61%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.98%) IIS
3 6 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.45%) CMS
4 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.23%) Apache
6 1 (0.61%) Confluence
6 1 (0.61%) nginx
6 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 63 (38.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 41 (25.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (20.86%) Office 365
3 11 (6.75%) G Suite
3 11 (6.75%) SaaS
4 9 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (4.29%) PaaS
6 5 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (21.47%) VPN
2 28 (17.18%) Firewall
3 25 (15.34%) SAN
4 24 (14.72%) DNS
5 22 (13.50%) DHCP
6 21 (12.88%) TCP/IP
7 14 (8.59%) WAN
8 8 (4.91%) Network Security
9 6 (3.68%) LAN
10 5 (3.07%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (3.07%) Spanning Tree
10 5 (3.07%) VoIP
10 5 (3.07%) VPLS
11 3 (1.84%) Internet
11 3 (1.84%) VLAN
12 2 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (0.61%) BIG-IP
13 1 (0.61%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.61%) NAS
13 1 (0.61%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (19.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (2.45%) Power BI
5 2 (1.23%) MySQL
5 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.61%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.61%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.91%) Octopus Deploy
1 8 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.23%) AutoIt
3 2 (1.23%) JIRA
4 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (10.43%) Finance
2 6 (3.68%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.07%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.45%) Billing
5 1 (0.61%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.61%) Games
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (21.47%) Support Engineer
2 28 (17.18%) IT Support
2 28 (17.18%) Support Technician
3 26 (15.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (14.72%) Desktop Support
5 20 (12.27%) IT Engineer
5 20 (12.27%) IT Technician
6 19 (11.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (11.66%) IT Support Technician
7 17 (10.43%) Analyst
8 15 (9.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 13 (7.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 13 (7.98%) Windows Engineer
10 12 (7.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 11 (6.75%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (6.75%) Desktop Engineer
11 11 (6.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 11 (6.75%) Support Analyst
12 10 (6.13%) VMware Engineer
13 9 (5.52%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.98%) Flash
2 8 (4.91%) JSON
2 8 (4.91%) XML
3 7 (4.29%) Web Services
4 4 (2.45%) .NET
5 3 (1.84%) HTML
6 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.23%) CSS
6 2 (1.23%) HTML5
7 1 (0.61%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.61%) jQuery
7 1 (0.61%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.61%) LDAP
7 1 (0.61%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.61%) MAPI
7 1 (0.61%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.61%) Swagger
7 1 (0.61%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 43 (26.38%) Self-Motivation
2 30 (18.40%) Driving Licence
3 20 (12.27%) Data Centre
4 14 (8.59%) iPhone
5 11 (6.75%) iPad
6 10 (6.13%) Blackberry
7 6 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.68%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (2.45%) CCTV
8 4 (2.45%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.84%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.84%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.61%) Clustering
11 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.61%) Replication
11 1 (0.61%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 94 (57.67%) Windows Server
2 47 (28.83%) Windows 7
3 43 (26.38%) Windows 10
4 35 (21.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (15.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (11.66%) Windows XP
7 15 (9.20%) Linux
8 11 (6.75%) Android
8 11 (6.75%) Apple iOS
8 11 (6.75%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.84%) Unix
9 3 (1.84%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.23%) CentOS
10 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.47%) ITIL
2 15 (9.20%) ITIL V3
3 11 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (5.52%) DevOps
4 9 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (4.91%) Data Management
5 8 (4.91%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (4.29%) Change Control
6 7 (4.29%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (4.29%) Problem Management
6 7 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (3.68%) Information Security
7 6 (3.68%) Security Patching
8 5 (3.07%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (3.07%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (3.07%) Security Operations
8 5 (3.07%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.45%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (2.45%) Security Monitoring
9 4 (2.45%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (29.45%) SQL
2 44 (26.99%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.52%) VBScript
4 4 (2.45%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.84%) C#
5 3 (1.84%) Java
6 2 (1.23%) PHP
6 2 (1.23%) VB
7 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.61%) C++
7 1 (0.61%) Perl
7 1 (0.61%) Python
7 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (26.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (19.63%) MCP
3 27 (16.56%) MCSA
4 21 (12.88%) MCSE
5 19 (11.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (11.04%) A+ Certification
7 17 (10.43%) Degree
8 16 (9.82%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (9.20%) CCNA
10 12 (7.36%) MCITP
11 11 (6.75%) CCNP
12 8 (4.91%) MCTS
13 7 (4.29%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
15 1 (0.61%) CCA
15 1 (0.61%) CISSP
15 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
15 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.04%) SLA
2 10 (6.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.07%) GDPR
4 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (42.94%) Active Directory
2 26 (15.95%) Hyper-V
2 26 (15.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.98%) vSphere
4 10 (6.13%) XenApp
5 3 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.23%) Firmware
6 2 (1.23%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.61%) Docker
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.61%) NFS
7 1 (0.61%) Squid
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (12.88%) SCCM
2 11 (6.75%) SCOM
3 8 (4.91%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.07%) FortiGate
5 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (1.84%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.23%) WSUS
8 1 (0.61%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.61%) Ansible
8 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.61%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.61%) Puppet
8 1 (0.61%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 106 (65.03%) Microsoft
2 54 (33.13%) VMware
3 33 (20.25%) Citrix
4 18 (11.04%) Cisco
5 15 (9.20%) HP
6 13 (7.98%) CommVault
6 13 (7.98%) McAfee
7 12 (7.36%) Adobe
7 12 (7.36%) Apple
7 12 (7.36%) EMC
8 11 (6.75%) Google
9 7 (4.29%) Dell
9 7 (4.29%) Sophos
9 7 (4.29%) Veeam
10 6 (3.68%) CA
10 6 (3.68%) FalconStor
11 5 (3.07%) Juniper
12 4 (2.45%) NetApp
12 4 (2.45%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.84%) Capita