The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank - 209 218
Permanent jobs citing MOS 0 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.036% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.097% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 6
Average salary - - £26,750
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £27,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year
+24.07% +5.88%
MOS
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1695 2052 1948
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 33.97% 36.55% 35.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1157 1280 1492
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MOS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MOS
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

MOS Salary Trend in Berkshire

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing MOS 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 MOS.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) LANDesk
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (33.33%) Qt
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) OOD
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing MOS 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 MOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support
1 1 (33.33%) Support Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) Qt
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) OOD
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) LANDesk
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco