The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 29 23 28
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5  
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 7 14 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 5.19% 7.73% 7.04%
As % of the Applications category 19.44% 26.92% 17.70%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 17
Median salary £30,000 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% +27.27%  
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

MS Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for software application skills.

Software Application Skills
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 36 52 113
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 26.67% 28.73% 39.79%
Number of salaries quoted 34 47 94
Median salary £30,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -45.45% +15.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing MS Office as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Office 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 in Bedford.

Salary trend for MS Office in Bedford

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) Citrix
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (23.08%) Time Management
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 2 (15.38%) IIS
7 2 (15.38%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (7.69%) Presales
8 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
8 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
8 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
8 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
8 1 (7.69%) Resource Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) BGP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) OSPF
2 1 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (7.69%) tcpdump
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) IT Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Service Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) Coordinator
4 2 (15.38%) IT Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) Server Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Server Support
4 2 (15.38%) Server Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Support
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server Support
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
1 3 (23.08%) Time Management
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) Presales
3 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCDP
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) CCSA
1 1 (7.69%) CCSE
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco