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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 36 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 21 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 6.80% 5.42% 3.76%
As % of the Applications category 23.60% 19.51% 19.05%
Number of salaries quoted 20 15 8
Average salary £25,500 £21,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.60% -29.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £36,500 £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,265 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-2.45% -
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
89 82 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 28.80% 27.80% 19.72%
Number of salaries quoted 80 81 42
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,600 £52,000 £51,250
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
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 28 August 2014.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Bedford

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 31 (77.50%) Windows
1 31 (77.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 28 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 28 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (67.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (62.50%) MCSE
4 25 (62.50%) VPN
4 25 (62.50%) Firewall
5 24 (60.00%) VMware
5 24 (60.00%) DNS
6 22 (55.00%) Citrix
7 21 (52.50%) SAN
7 21 (52.50%) Lotus
7 21 (52.50%) LAN
7 21 (52.50%) WAN
7 21 (52.50%) Lotus Domino
7 21 (52.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 21 (52.50%) Windows 7
8 20 (50.00%) DHCP
8 20 (50.00%) Symantec
9 19 (47.50%) Blackberry
9 19 (47.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 19 (47.50%) Clearswift
9 19 (47.50%) McAfee
9 19 (47.50%) VMS
9 19 (47.50%) SecurID
9 19 (47.50%) Backup Exec
9 19 (47.50%) Wi-Fi
9 19 (47.50%) XenApp
9 19 (47.50%) vSphere

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 21 (52.50%) Lotus Domino
2 19 (47.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
4 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (12.50%) IIS
6 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (7.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (7.50%) Lync
8 2 (5.00%) IBM Notes
9 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 28 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) VPN
1 25 (62.50%) Firewall
2 24 (60.00%) DNS
3 21 (52.50%) SAN
3 21 (52.50%) LAN
3 21 (52.50%) WAN
4 20 (50.00%) DHCP
5 19 (47.50%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (12.50%) Network Security
8 4 (10.00%) HTTP
8 4 (10.00%) HTTPS
8 4 (10.00%) SSL
9 2 (5.00%) Internet
9 2 (5.00%) VRRP
9 2 (5.00%) VLAN
10 1 (2.50%) tcpdump
10 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Zephyr
1 3 (7.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Network Support
2 18 (45.00%) Network Engineer
3 17 (42.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 17 (42.50%) PC Support
4 15 (37.50%) Network Support Engineer
4 15 (37.50%) Support Engineer
4 15 (37.50%) PC Support Engineer
4 15 (37.50%) PC Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Support
6 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Network Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 19 (47.50%) Blackberry
1 19 (47.50%) SecurID
2 3 (7.50%) Replication
2 3 (7.50%) Wiki
2 3 (7.50%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.00%) Firmware
4 1 (2.50%) LPAR
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (77.50%) Windows
1 31 (77.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 28 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (52.50%) Windows 7
4 19 (47.50%) VMS
4 19 (47.50%) Android
4 19 (47.50%) Windows Phone 8
4 19 (47.50%) Windows Phone
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.50%) AIX
7 1 (2.50%) Linux
7 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Incident Management
2 5 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (7.50%) Change Control
3 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing
3 3 (7.50%) Migration
3 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.00%) Project Management
4 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.00%) Matrix Management
4 2 (5.00%) Time Management
4 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.50%) Network Management
5 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.50%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (67.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (62.50%) MCSE
3 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.50%) MCTS
3 3 (7.50%) MCITP
3 3 (7.50%) CCNP
3 3 (7.50%) ISEB
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.00%) CCSP
4 2 (5.00%) CCIP
4 2 (5.00%) CCNA
4 2 (5.00%) MCP
4 2 (5.00%) MCSA
5 1 (2.50%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (2.50%) CCSA
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) LPIC
5 1 (2.50%) CCSE
5 1 (2.50%) CCDP
5 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 21 (52.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 19 (47.50%) XenApp
2 19 (47.50%) vSphere
3 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) ISA Server
4 4 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 4 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (10.00%) UAG
5 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (2.50%) PowerHA
6 1 (2.50%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 19 (47.50%) Backup Exec
1 19 (47.50%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) VMware
2 22 (55.00%) Citrix
3 21 (52.50%) Lotus
4 20 (50.00%) Symantec
5 19 (47.50%) Clearswift
5 19 (47.50%) McAfee
6 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.00%) Cisco
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle
8 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
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