The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 20 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 6.58% 6.81% 4.55%
As % of the Applications category 16.00% 25.24% 32.43%
Number of salaries quoted 16 19 11
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £28,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
MS Office
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Applications Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
125 103 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 41.12% 26.96% 14.02%
Number of salaries quoted 113 88 36
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

MS Office
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the Bedford region.

MS Office Salary Trend in Bedford

MS Office
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Bedford

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 7 (23.33%) Windows
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (20.00%) Project Management
5 6 (20.00%) VMware
6 5 (16.67%) Firewall
6 5 (16.67%) Time Management
6 5 (16.67%) SAN
6 5 (16.67%) Citrix
6 5 (16.67%) MCSE
6 5 (16.67%) DNS
6 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 4 (13.33%) LAN
7 4 (13.33%) WAN
7 4 (13.33%) DHCP
7 4 (13.33%) VPN
7 4 (13.33%) Symantec
7 4 (13.33%) XenApp
7 4 (13.33%) vSphere
7 4 (13.33%) Office 365
7 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (10.00%) Windows Phone 8
8 3 (10.00%) Windows Phone
8 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (10.00%) Nintex
8 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.33%) Lync
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
1 5 (16.67%) SAN
1 5 (16.67%) DNS
2 4 (13.33%) LAN
2 4 (13.33%) WAN
2 4 (13.33%) DHCP
2 4 (13.33%) VPN
3 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.67%) Network Security
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.33%) tcpdump
5 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.33%) OSPF
5 1 (3.33%) BGP
5 1 (3.33%) HTTP
5 1 (3.33%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Junior
3 4 (13.33%) Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Network Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (10.00%) Network Support
4 3 (10.00%) Trainee Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Trainee
4 3 (10.00%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Junior Applications Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Junior Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Sales Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Sales Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) SecurID
2 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
1 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Phone 8
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Phone
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.00%) Android
3 3 (10.00%) VMS
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) UNIX
5 1 (3.33%) AIX
5 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Project Management
2 5 (16.67%) Time Management
3 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.00%) CRM
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (6.67%) Web Development
4 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Network Management
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Change Management
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.33%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) C#
1 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (16.67%) MCSE
3 2 (6.67%) MCP
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.67%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.33%) CCSE
4 1 (3.33%) CCSA
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) MCTS
4 1 (3.33%) MCITP
4 1 (3.33%) LPIC
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) CCDP
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) XenApp
1 4 (13.33%) vSphere
2 3 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) PowerHA
4 1 (3.33%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (3.33%) UAG
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) Citrix
4 4 (13.33%) Symantec
5 3 (10.00%) Nintex
5 3 (10.00%) McAfee
5 3 (10.00%) Clearswift
5 3 (10.00%) Lotus
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco
6 2 (6.67%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.33%) Altiris
7 1 (3.33%) IBM
7 1 (3.33%) Intel
7 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
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