The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 24 48 43
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -5
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 89 74 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.85% 5.75% 5.29%
As % of the Applications category 35.04% 28.68% 23.72%
Number of salaries quoted 74 70 58
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
MS Office
East of England

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

Applications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
254 258 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.40% 20.06% 22.31%
Number of salaries quoted 206 243 234
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

MS Office
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MS Office Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

MS Office
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

MS Office
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +16 35 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Bedford +38 28 £30,000 +9.09% 6
Dunstable +5 12 £43,750 +20.68%
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 80 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 65 (44.83%) MS Excel
3 46 (31.72%) Windows
4 40 (27.59%) ITIL
5 37 (25.52%) SQL
6 34 (23.45%) Active Directory
7 33 (22.76%) Finance
8 32 (22.07%) SQL Server
9 26 (17.93%) MS Visio
10 25 (17.24%) TCP/IP
11 22 (15.17%) Cisco
11 22 (15.17%) Change Management
12 21 (14.48%) Degree
12 21 (14.48%) Project Management
13 20 (13.79%) HP
13 20 (13.79%) Office 365
13 20 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (12.41%) Citrix
14 18 (12.41%) Service Delivery
15 17 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (11.72%) Cisco Certification
16 16 (11.03%) CCNP
16 16 (11.03%) Firewall
16 16 (11.03%) Time Management
17 15 (10.34%) Network Management
18 14 (9.66%) HSRP
18 14 (9.66%) Windows 8
18 14 (9.66%) Wireless
18 14 (9.66%) VMware
18 14 (9.66%) HP NNM

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 13 (8.97%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.28%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.76%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.76%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.38%) IIS
5 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.69%) Lync
Applications
1 65 (44.83%) MS Excel
2 26 (17.93%) MS Visio
3 7 (4.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.07%) MS Project
5 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.69%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (4.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.38%) PRMS
3 1 (0.69%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.79%) Office 365
2 7 (4.83%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.38%) IaaS
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.69%) SaaS
4 1 (0.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.24%) TCP/IP
2 16 (11.03%) Firewall
3 14 (9.66%) Wireless
3 14 (9.66%) RIP
3 14 (9.66%) HSRP
3 14 (9.66%) VPN
3 14 (9.66%) SSL
3 14 (9.66%) DWDM
3 14 (9.66%) MPLS
3 14 (9.66%) OSPF
3 14 (9.66%) BGP
3 14 (9.66%) EIGRP
4 10 (6.90%) SAN
5 8 (5.52%) LAN
6 6 (4.14%) WAN
7 5 (3.45%) DHCP
7 5 (3.45%) LDAP
7 5 (3.45%) VRRP
7 5 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (22.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.97%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (5.52%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.07%) NonStop SQL
7 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.38%) MySQL
8 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.69%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (6.21%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.45%) LabVIEW
3 5 (3.45%) JIRA
4 3 (2.07%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.07%) Toad
5 2 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (22.76%) Finance
2 13 (8.97%) Banking
3 7 (4.83%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.14%) Electronics
5 5 (3.45%) Marketing
6 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.07%) Retail
7 3 (2.07%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.38%) Danish Language
8 2 (1.38%) French Language
8 2 (1.38%) German Language
9 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.69%) Advertising
9 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 49 (33.79%) Analyst
2 19 (13.10%) Developer
3 12 (8.28%) Support Analyst
4 10 (6.90%) Network Engineer
5 9 (6.21%) Junior
5 9 (6.21%) Network Specialist
6 7 (4.83%) PMO Analyst
6 7 (4.83%) Applications Developer
6 7 (4.83%) Test Engineer
7 6 (4.14%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (4.14%) Help Desk Support
7 6 (4.14%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (4.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (4.14%) Consultant
7 6 (4.14%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.14%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.14%) Administrator
8 5 (3.45%) Support Technician
8 5 (3.45%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.45%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.59%) HTML
1 11 (7.59%) .NET
2 6 (4.14%) CSS
3 5 (3.45%) Middleware
4 4 (2.76%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.76%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.76%) jQuery
4 4 (2.76%) HTML5
4 4 (2.76%) CSS3
5 3 (2.07%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (2.07%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.38%) JSON
6 2 (1.38%) Ajax
6 2 (1.38%) J2EE
6 2 (1.38%) Web Services
6 2 (1.38%) XML
6 2 (1.38%) Flash
7 1 (0.69%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.66%) Mathematics
3 9 (6.21%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.83%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.45%) LPAR
6 4 (2.76%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.38%) GIS
7 2 (1.38%) Statistics
7 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) Photography
8 1 (0.69%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.69%) NHS
8 1 (0.69%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.69%) Social Media
8 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.69%) iPhone
8 1 (0.69%) iSeries
8 1 (0.69%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 46 (31.72%) Windows
2 14 (9.66%) Windows 8
3 12 (8.28%) Windows XP
4 10 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (6.90%) Linux
5 9 (6.21%) Windows 7
6 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (4.83%) UNIX
7 7 (4.83%) Android
8 5 (3.45%) Windows 2000
8 5 (3.45%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.76%) AIX
9 4 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.76%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.69%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.59%) ITIL
2 22 (15.17%) Change Management
3 21 (14.48%) Project Management
4 18 (12.41%) Service Delivery
5 17 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (11.03%) Time Management
7 15 (10.34%) Network Management
8 14 (9.66%) PRINCE2
9 12 (8.28%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (6.21%) PRINCE
10 9 (6.21%) Process Improvement
10 9 (6.21%) Release Management
10 9 (6.21%) Line Management
11 8 (5.52%) Waterfall
11 8 (5.52%) CRM
11 8 (5.52%) Scrum
12 6 (4.14%) Configuration Management
12 6 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (4.14%) Web Development
12 6 (4.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 37 (25.52%) SQL
2 14 (9.66%) C
3 12 (8.28%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.59%) C#
5 8 (5.52%) VB
5 8 (5.52%) Shell Script
6 7 (4.83%) Java
7 5 (3.45%) VBA
8 3 (2.07%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.69%) VBScript
10 1 (0.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (14.48%) Degree
2 17 (11.72%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (11.03%) CCNP
4 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.83%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.14%) MCP
6 6 (4.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (3.45%) HNC
7 5 (3.45%) MCSE
7 5 (3.45%) CCNA
8 4 (2.76%) ISEB
8 4 (2.76%) MCSA
8 4 (2.76%) LPIC
9 3 (2.07%) MCTS
9 3 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.07%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.38%) MOS
10 2 (1.38%) APMP
10 2 (1.38%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.69%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.59%) SLA
2 5 (3.45%) QA
2 5 (3.45%) JTAG
2 5 (3.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (23.45%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.21%) XenApp
4 7 (4.83%) vSphere
5 5 (3.45%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.76%) PowerHA
7 3 (2.07%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (2.07%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.07%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.07%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.38%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 14 (9.66%) HP NNM
2 8 (5.52%) SCCM
3 7 (4.83%) WSUS
4 3 (2.07%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.07%) SCOM
4 3 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 80 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.17%) Cisco
3 20 (13.79%) HP
4 18 (12.41%) Citrix
5 14 (9.66%) Juniper
5 14 (9.66%) VMware
6 10 (6.90%) Oracle
7 9 (6.21%) F5
8 5 (3.45%) Intel
9 4 (2.76%) LANDesk
10 3 (2.07%) Nintex
10 3 (2.07%) McAfee
10 3 (2.07%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.38%) Adobe
11 2 (1.38%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.38%) Spiceworks
11 2 (1.38%) Altiris
12 1 (0.69%) Tableau
12 1 (0.69%) Tieto
12 1 (0.69%) 3PAR
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