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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 18 60
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +42
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 9 28 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 4.92% 9.89% 5.79%
As % of the Applications category 29.03% 28.28% 25.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8 23 25
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £22,100 £20,225
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £47,500 £33,400
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
31 99 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 16.94% 34.98% 22.73%
Number of salaries quoted 28 80 106
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 20 (74.07%) MS Excel
3 16 (59.26%) Presales
4 15 (55.56%) Firewall
5 13 (48.15%) GAP Analysis
5 13 (48.15%) Data Security
5 13 (48.15%) Risk Management
5 13 (48.15%) Finance
5 13 (48.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (48.15%) CISA
5 13 (48.15%) CISM
5 13 (48.15%) CISSP
5 13 (48.15%) Information Governance
5 13 (48.15%) Information Security
5 13 (48.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (48.15%) PCI DSS
5 13 (48.15%) PCI QSA
6 12 (44.44%) Time Management
6 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 12 (44.44%) Windows
7 9 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
8 8 (29.63%) Management Information System
9 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
9 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
9 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (22.22%) SQL
10 6 (22.22%) ITIL

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
1 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
2 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (14.81%) IIS
4 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.70%) IBM Domino
5 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
5 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (74.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) SSL
2 3 (11.11%) VPN
3 2 (7.41%) VLAN
3 2 (7.41%) VRRP
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (14.81%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (14.81%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Consultant
2 8 (29.63%) Compliance Consultant
3 5 (18.52%) Security Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Business Support Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Business Systems Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Support Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Systems Support
4 4 (14.81%) Systems Support Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Presales Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Wintel Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) EDI
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (29.63%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Linux
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Presales
2 13 (48.15%) Data Security
2 13 (48.15%) GAP Analysis
2 13 (48.15%) Information Governance
2 13 (48.15%) Information Security
2 13 (48.15%) Risk Management
2 13 (48.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (44.44%) Time Management
4 9 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (22.22%) Change Management
5 6 (22.22%) ITIL
6 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (14.81%) CRM
6 4 (14.81%) ERP
6 4 (14.81%) High Availability
6 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (11.11%) Server Building
8 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
9 1 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) RPG
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) CISA
1 13 (48.15%) CISM
1 13 (48.15%) CISSP
1 13 (48.15%) PCI QSA
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (18.52%) MCP
3 5 (18.52%) MCSA
3 5 (18.52%) MCSE
4 3 (11.11%) VCP5
4 3 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (7.41%) CCIP
5 2 (7.41%) CCNA
5 2 (7.41%) CCNP
5 2 (7.41%) CCSP
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (48.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (48.15%) PCI DSS
2 4 (14.81%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 3 (11.11%) vSphere
3 3 (11.11%) XenApp
4 2 (7.41%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Intel
3 4 (14.81%) Sage
4 3 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) Lotus
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle