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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 221 222 216
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Permanent jobs citing MOS 13 3 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.25% 0.054% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 0.14% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 8
Average salary £27,000 £29,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.89% -35.55%
UK excluding London average salary £28,500 £24,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -9.43%
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
1682 2073 1831
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 32.63% 37.33% 33.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1297 1425 1272
Average salary £55,000 £48,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.98% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £69,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

MOS Salary Histogram in Berkshire

MOS
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
Maidenhead +2 9 £26,500 -5.35%
Newbury - 4 £48,000 -
MOS
South East

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 19 (100.00%) ITIL
2 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
3 16 (84.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (73.68%) SLA
5 12 (63.16%) Windows
5 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
6 11 (57.89%) MCP
7 10 (52.63%) MCSE
7 10 (52.63%) MCSA
7 10 (52.63%) MCTS
8 9 (47.37%) Smartphone
8 9 (47.37%) SCCM
8 9 (47.37%) Google
9 8 (42.11%) Cisco
9 8 (42.11%) LAN
9 8 (42.11%) WAN
9 8 (42.11%) Skype for Business
10 7 (36.84%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (36.84%) Coaching
10 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
10 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
10 7 (36.84%) MCSD
10 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (36.84%) Sophos
10 7 (36.84%) CCNA
10 7 (36.84%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (36.84%) Firewall
10 7 (36.84%) Wireless
10 7 (36.84%) Cacti
10 7 (36.84%) SolarWinds

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (42.11%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP CCM
1 1 (5.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (31.58%) Google Apps
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) LAN
1 8 (42.11%) WAN
2 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
2 7 (36.84%) Wireless
3 6 (31.58%) DNS
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (47.37%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Support Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Network Engineer
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Support Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Smartphone
2 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) Coaching
2 7 (36.84%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (31.58%) DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) ITSM
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (57.89%) MCP
3 10 (52.63%) MCSA
3 10 (52.63%) MCSE
3 10 (52.63%) MCTS
4 7 (36.84%) CCNA
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (36.84%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (36.84%) MCSD
5 3 (15.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (73.68%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) Samba
3 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) SCCM
2 7 (36.84%) Cacti
3 6 (31.58%) Puppet
4 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.26%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (5.26%) Nagios
4 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.26%) SCOM
4 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) Google
3 8 (42.11%) Cisco
4 7 (36.84%) Fortinet
4 7 (36.84%) SolarWinds
4 7 (36.84%) Sophos
5 5 (26.32%) VMware
6 3 (15.79%) Citrix
7 1 (5.26%) BT
7 1 (5.26%) CA
7 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
7 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards
7 1 (5.26%) SAP
7 1 (5.26%) Symantec