The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 50 47 29
Rank change year-on-year -3 -18  
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 20 41 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.12% 5.06% 6.10%
As % of the Applications category 17.09% 29.29% 24.73%
Number of salaries quoted 19 38 63
Median salary £33,000 £50,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.00% +49.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,000 £48,500
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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Software Application Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 117 140 275
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 18.22% 17.28% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 89 125 224
Median salary £35,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 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 in Bedfordshire.

Salary trend for MS Office in Bedfordshire

MS Office
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MS Office in Bedfordshire

MS Office
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -1 7 £30,000 -14.28%
Luton -4 7 £33,000 -34.00% 2
Leighton Buzzard - 3 £44,000 -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 33 (80.49%) Microsoft
2 21 (51.22%) MS Excel
3 15 (36.59%) Windows
4 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
5 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
5 7 (17.07%) Finance
5 7 (17.07%) Time Management
6 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
6 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
6 6 (14.63%) ITIL
6 6 (14.63%) SQL
6 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
6 6 (14.63%) Citrix
7 5 (12.20%) Change Management
7 5 (12.20%) Firewall
7 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (12.20%) Degree
8 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (9.76%) Release Management
8 4 (9.76%) Office 365
8 4 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (9.76%) Network Management
8 4 (9.76%) Driving Licence
8 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (9.76%) OSPF
8 4 (9.76%) BGP
8 4 (9.76%) Cisco
8 4 (9.76%) CCNP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (51.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.76%) MS Visio
3 3 (7.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.88%) Infor M3
2 1 (2.44%) Aareon QL
2 1 (2.44%) Academy Housing
2 1 (2.44%) arcHouse
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.44%) Kypera Housing
2 1 (2.44%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (2.44%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (2.44%) OPENHousing
2 1 (2.44%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
2 5 (12.20%) Firewall
3 4 (9.76%) BGP
3 4 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (9.76%) LAN
3 4 (9.76%) OSPF
4 3 (7.32%) WAN
4 3 (7.32%) Wireless
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.88%) DWDM
5 2 (4.88%) EIGRP
5 2 (4.88%) HSRP
5 2 (4.88%) MPLS
5 2 (4.88%) Network Security
5 2 (4.88%) Skype
5 2 (4.88%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (4.88%) tcpdump
5 2 (4.88%) VoIP
5 2 (4.88%) VRRP
5 2 (4.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.44%) QlikView
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.44%) JIRA
1 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Local Government
3 1 (2.44%) Billing
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Service Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) IT Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Active Directory Support
5 3 (7.32%) Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) C# Software Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.32%) IT Support
5 3 (7.32%) IT Trainer
5 3 (7.32%) Release Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Trainer
5 3 (7.32%) VB Software Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) .NET
1 4 (9.76%) HTML
2 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.32%) HTML5
2 3 (7.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Fintech
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.44%) PDA
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (36.59%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
2 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.88%) Unix
6 1 (2.44%) Linux
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Time Management
2 6 (14.63%) ITIL
3 5 (12.20%) Change Management
4 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (9.76%) Network Management
4 4 (9.76%) Release Management
5 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (7.32%) CRM
5 3 (7.32%) ERP
5 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.32%) Mathematics
5 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.32%) Project Management
5 3 (7.32%) SDLC
5 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.32%) Service Management
5 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.32%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.32%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) VB
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) CCNP
2 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.88%) CCDP
3 2 (4.88%) CCSA
3 2 (4.88%) CCSE
3 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.44%) CCIE
4 1 (2.44%) CCNA
4 1 (2.44%) MCSA
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP NNM
2 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (80.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Citrix
3 4 (9.76%) Cisco
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle
4 3 (7.32%) F5
5 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.88%) HP
5 2 (4.88%) Juniper
6 1 (2.44%) Aareon
6 1 (2.44%) Capita
6 1 (2.44%) Civica
6 1 (2.44%) Lagan
6 1 (2.44%) Northgate
6 1 (2.44%) Orchard
6 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.44%) Symantec
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Salary: £50k - 55k per year + bonus, package
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunstable
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Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Luton
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 19 days ago