Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 146 149 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 16.11% 12.21% 15.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.73% 75.25% 67.70%
Number of salaries quoted 148 155 272
Bedfordshire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £55,000
East of England median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -5.06%

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 262 198 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 28.92% 16.23% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 245 171 347
Bedfordshire median annual salary £46,056 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.37% -3.41% +10.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £55,000 £65,000
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +16 53 £29,000 -38.95% 11
Bedford +5 53 £46,056 +53.52% 4
Dunstable +5 7 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Leighton Buzzard -3 6 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Shefford - 3 £45,000 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 90 (61.64%) Microsoft
2 84 (57.53%) Windows Server
3 64 (43.84%) Active Directory
4 53 (36.30%) Microsoft Office
5 45 (30.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (30.14%) ITIL
7 43 (29.45%) SQL
8 40 (27.40%) Microsoft Azure
9 39 (26.71%) Windows 7
10 38 (26.03%) PowerShell
10 38 (26.03%) VMware
11 37 (25.34%) MS Exchange
12 36 (24.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 35 (23.97%) Windows 10
14 34 (23.29%) MCP
15 32 (21.92%) SQL Server
15 32 (21.92%) Self-Motivation
16 28 (19.18%) VPN
17 27 (18.49%) Windows Server 2012
18 26 (17.81%) MCSA
19 25 (17.12%) Firewall
20 24 (16.44%) Citrix
21 22 (15.07%) DNS
21 22 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
22 21 (14.38%) Driving Licence
23 20 (13.70%) DHCP
24 19 (13.01%) MCSE
25 18 (12.33%) Office 365
26 17 (11.64%) TCP/IP
27 16 (10.96%) SAN

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 37 (25.34%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.85%) IIS
3 9 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.74%) CMS
6 2 (1.37%) Apache
7 1 (0.68%) nginx
7 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 53 (36.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 40 (27.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (12.33%) Office 365
3 11 (7.53%) SaaS
4 9 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (6.16%) PaaS
5 5 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.42%) G Suite
5 5 (3.42%) IaaS
6 4 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (19.18%) VPN
2 25 (17.12%) Firewall
3 22 (15.07%) DNS
4 20 (13.70%) DHCP
5 17 (11.64%) TCP/IP
6 16 (10.96%) SAN
7 14 (9.59%) WAN
8 9 (6.16%) VLAN
9 7 (4.79%) LAN
9 7 (4.79%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (4.11%) Network Security
11 5 (3.42%) VoIP
12 4 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (2.05%) Internet
14 2 (1.37%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (1.37%) Spanning Tree
15 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
15 1 (0.68%) NAS
15 1 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
15 1 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.79%) Power BI
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.37%) MySQL
6 1 (0.68%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Octopus Deploy
1 6 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.37%) AutoIt
2 2 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (10.96%) Finance
2 8 (5.48%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.79%) Billing
4 5 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.37%) Dutch Language
5 2 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (21.23%) Support Engineer
2 27 (18.49%) IT Support
3 26 (17.81%) Support Technician
4 23 (15.75%) Desktop Support
5 18 (12.33%) Analyst
5 18 (12.33%) IT Technician
6 17 (11.64%) IT Support Technician
7 16 (10.96%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (10.96%) IT Engineer
8 15 (10.27%) Team Leader
9 14 (9.59%) Windows Engineer
10 13 (8.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 13 (8.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (8.90%) Support Analyst
11 12 (8.22%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (7.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (7.53%) Desktop Engineer
12 11 (7.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 8 (5.48%) Desktop Support Technician
13 8 (5.48%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.48%) Flash
2 6 (4.11%) JSON
2 6 (4.11%) XML
3 4 (2.74%) Web Services
4 2 (1.37%) HTML
5 1 (0.68%) .NET
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.68%) CSS
5 1 (0.68%) HTML5
5 1 (0.68%) LAMP
5 1 (0.68%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.68%) LDAP
5 1 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.68%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.92%) Self-Motivation
2 21 (14.38%) Driving Licence
3 13 (8.90%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.48%) iPhone
5 5 (3.42%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.42%) iPad
6 4 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.74%) CCTV
6 4 (2.74%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.05%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.05%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.37%) Clustering
9 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 84 (57.53%) Windows Server
2 39 (26.71%) Windows 7
3 36 (24.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (23.97%) Windows 10
5 27 (18.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (8.22%) Windows XP
7 11 (7.53%) Linux
8 8 (5.48%) Android
9 5 (3.42%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.42%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.05%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.68%) CentOS
11 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.14%) ITIL
2 15 (10.27%) ITIL V3
3 10 (6.85%) Service Delivery
4 9 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (6.16%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (5.48%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (5.48%) Service Management
6 7 (4.79%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (4.79%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (4.79%) Project Management
6 7 (4.79%) Security Patching
7 6 (4.11%) Data Management
7 6 (4.11%) DevOps
7 6 (4.11%) Information Security
8 5 (3.42%) ITSM
8 5 (3.42%) Runbook
8 5 (3.42%) Security Operations
8 5 (3.42%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (2.74%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (29.45%) SQL
2 38 (26.03%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.11%) VBScript
4 2 (1.37%) Java
4 2 (1.37%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.37%) VB
5 1 (0.68%) C#
5 1 (0.68%) PHP
5 1 (0.68%) Python
5 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (30.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (23.29%) MCP
3 26 (17.81%) MCSA
4 19 (13.01%) MCSE
5 16 (10.96%) CCNA
5 16 (10.96%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (9.59%) Degree
6 14 (9.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (8.90%) MCITP
8 10 (6.85%) A+ Certification
9 8 (5.48%) CCNP
10 7 (4.79%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (4.11%) MCTS
12 5 (3.42%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.68%) CCA
13 1 (0.68%) CISSP
13 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.27%) SLA
2 10 (6.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.79%) GDPR
4 4 (2.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (43.84%) Active Directory
2 22 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.27%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.48%) vSphere
5 6 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.42%) XenApp
7 4 (2.74%) Firmware
8 2 (1.37%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.68%) Docker
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.68%) NFS
9 1 (0.68%) Squid
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (8.90%) SCCM
2 6 (4.11%) SCOM
3 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (2.74%) vCenter Server
3 4 (2.74%) WSUS
4 3 (2.05%) HAProxy
4 3 (2.05%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.68%) Ansible
5 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.68%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 90 (61.64%) Microsoft
2 38 (26.03%) VMware
3 24 (16.44%) Citrix
4 16 (10.96%) Cisco
5 11 (7.53%) Adobe
5 11 (7.53%) HP
6 9 (6.16%) Apple
7 8 (5.48%) CommVault
8 7 (4.79%) EMC
9 5 (3.42%) Google
9 5 (3.42%) McAfee
10 4 (2.74%) CA
10 4 (2.74%) FalconStor
10 4 (2.74%) NetApp
10 4 (2.74%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.05%) Capita
11 3 (2.05%) Dell
11 3 (2.05%) Hyperion
12 2 (1.37%) Mitel
12 2 (1.37%) Veeam