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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 221 212 215
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs citing MOS 3 13 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.054% 0.24% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.73% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 2
Average salary £29,000 £45,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.55% +100.00%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +14.58%
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
2178 1793 1812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 39.43% 33.22% 34.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1501 1254 1328
Average salary £49,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
Reading -8 2 £34,500 -23.33% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £28,000 -
MOS
South East

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (33.33%) Google
3 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Qt
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) OOD

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
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%) Support Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) OOD
1 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Google