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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 41 41 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 17 22 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 4.94% 5.61% 7.63%
As % of the Applications category 14.17% 17.60% 39.13%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 18
Average salary £28,750 £33,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.81% +22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,650 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -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
120 125 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 34.88% 31.89% 19.49%
Number of salaries quoted 112 107 46
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £54,000 £57,500
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 18 December 2014.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Bedford

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 19 (57.58%) MS Excel
2 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (36.36%) Windows
3 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (30.30%) MCSE
5 9 (27.27%) VMware
5 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (24.24%) DNS
6 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
6 8 (24.24%) Firewall
7 7 (21.21%) VPN
7 7 (21.21%) Citrix
7 7 (21.21%) SAN
8 6 (18.18%) Symantec
8 6 (18.18%) DHCP
8 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
8 6 (18.18%) LAN
8 6 (18.18%) WAN
8 6 (18.18%) XenApp
8 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
8 6 (18.18%) vSphere
8 6 (18.18%) Office 365
9 5 (15.15%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (15.15%) Windows Phone 8
9 5 (15.15%) Windows Phone
9 5 (15.15%) Android
9 5 (15.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (15.15%) VMS

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 5 (15.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (15.15%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (9.09%) Lync
4 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.06%) IIS
5 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 19 (57.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) DNS
1 8 (24.24%) Firewall
2 7 (21.21%) SAN
2 7 (21.21%) VPN
3 6 (18.18%) LAN
3 6 (18.18%) WAN
3 6 (18.18%) DHCP
4 5 (15.15%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
6 3 (9.09%) Network Security
7 2 (6.06%) HTTPS
7 2 (6.06%) SSL
7 2 (6.06%) HTTP
8 1 (3.03%) VLAN
8 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
8 1 (3.03%) Internet
8 1 (3.03%) OSPF
8 1 (3.03%) BGP
8 1 (3.03%) VRRP
8 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.06%) Zephyr
2 2 (6.06%) JIRA
3 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Network Support
3 4 (12.12%) Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Network Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Trainee
4 3 (9.09%) Trainee Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Support
5 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.06%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (6.06%) Network Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Junior
5 2 (6.06%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Blackberry
1 5 (15.15%) SecurID
2 2 (6.06%) Wiki
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
1 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Phone 8
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Phone
4 5 (15.15%) Android
4 5 (15.15%) VMS
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) UNIX
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.03%) AIX
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) ITIL
1 5 (15.15%) Project Management
2 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 3 (9.09%) CRM
2 3 (9.09%) Migration
2 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.06%) Time Management
3 2 (6.06%) Automation Testing
3 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.03%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.03%) Network Management
4 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.03%) Change Control
4 1 (3.03%) Test Strategy
4 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
4 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.03%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) C#
1 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (30.30%) MCSE
3 3 (9.09%) MCP
3 3 (9.09%) A+ Certification
3 3 (9.09%) MCTS
3 3 (9.09%) MCITP
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.06%) ISEB
4 2 (6.06%) CCNA
4 2 (6.06%) CCNP
5 1 (3.03%) CCIP
5 1 (3.03%) MCSA
5 1 (3.03%) CCSP
5 1 (3.03%) CCDP
5 1 (3.03%) CCSA
5 1 (3.03%) CCSE
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) XenApp
1 6 (18.18%) vSphere
2 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.06%) Terminal Services
4 2 (6.06%) ISA Server
4 2 (6.06%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (6.06%) UAG
5 1 (3.03%) PowerHA
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Backup Exec
1 5 (15.15%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) VMware
3 7 (21.21%) Citrix
4 6 (18.18%) Symantec
5 5 (15.15%) McAfee
5 5 (15.15%) Clearswift
5 5 (15.15%) Lotus
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco
6 3 (9.09%) Nintex
7 2 (6.06%) Oracle
8 1 (3.03%) Altiris
8 1 (3.03%) IBM
8 1 (3.03%) Intel
8 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint