The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 292 340 322
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -18
Permanent jobs citing MOS 14 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.024% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.097% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 5
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £33,000 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,400 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £27,500 £25,250
% change year-on-year
+21.81% +8.91%
MOS
London

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

Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2494 3088 2696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.78% 24.92% 22.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2129 2535 2382
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MOS
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

MOS Salary Trend in the City of London

MOS
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

MOS Salary Histogram in the City of London

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 29 (87.88%) MS Office
2 25 (75.76%) Windows
3 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
4 16 (48.48%) MS Excel
5 13 (39.39%) ITIL
5 13 (39.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
6 11 (33.33%) Law
7 10 (30.30%) Legal
8 9 (27.27%) MCSA
8 9 (27.27%) Windows XP
8 9 (27.27%) Windows 8
9 8 (24.24%) E-Learning
10 7 (21.21%) Finance
10 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
10 7 (21.21%) MCSE
10 7 (21.21%) WebEx
11 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
11 6 (18.18%) Cisco
11 6 (18.18%) Citrix
11 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
12 5 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
12 5 (15.15%) SLA
12 5 (15.15%) LAN
12 5 (15.15%) WAN
12 5 (15.15%) Coaching
12 5 (15.15%) SCCM
13 4 (12.12%) WorkSite
13 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
13 4 (12.12%) MCP

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.12%) WorkSite
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (6.06%) Lync
4 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.06%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 29 (87.88%) MS Office
2 16 (48.48%) MS Excel
3 5 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (6.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP CCM
1 2 (6.06%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) WebEx
2 5 (15.15%) LAN
2 5 (15.15%) WAN
3 4 (12.12%) VPN
4 2 (6.06%) SAN
5 1 (3.03%) Intranet
5 1 (3.03%) Wireless
5 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
General
1 11 (33.33%) Law
2 10 (30.30%) Legal
3 7 (21.21%) Finance
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Analyst
2 12 (36.36%) Support Analyst
3 9 (27.27%) Service Analyst
3 9 (27.27%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (24.24%) Trainer
5 7 (21.21%) IT Trainer
6 6 (18.18%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (12.12%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (12.12%) IT Support
8 3 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (9.09%) Legal Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
9 2 (6.06%) Resource Manager
9 2 (6.06%) Desktop Analyst
10 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Engineer
10 1 (3.03%) Deskside Analyst
10 1 (3.03%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) E-Learning
2 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
3 3 (9.09%) PDA
3 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) iPhone
4 2 (6.06%) Learning Management System
4 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
4 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.06%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.03%) AS400
5 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.03%) User Experience
5 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
3 9 (27.27%) Windows 8
3 9 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.09%) Mac OS X
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Vista
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.06%) Android
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Coaching
3 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
3 4 (12.12%) Service Management
3 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
3 4 (12.12%) ITSM
4 3 (9.09%) Document Management
5 2 (6.06%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.06%) ERP
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.06%) Software License Management
5 2 (6.06%) People Management
5 2 (6.06%) Software Distribution
5 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Wealth Management
6 1 (3.03%) Project Management
6 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (27.27%) MCSA
3 7 (21.21%) MCSE
4 4 (12.12%) MCP
4 4 (12.12%) A+ Certification
4 4 (12.12%) MCITP
5 3 (9.09%) MCDST
6 2 (6.06%) MCTS
6 2 (6.06%) Degree
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.06%) XenApp
2 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) SCOM
2 2 (6.06%) WSUS
3 1 (3.03%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (3.03%) Nagios
3 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) Citrix
2 6 (18.18%) Cisco
3 3 (9.09%) Apple
4 2 (6.06%) JD Edwards
4 2 (6.06%) SAP
4 2 (6.06%) BT
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) Computacenter
4 2 (6.06%) Lotus
5 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.03%) CA
5 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec
5 1 (3.03%) McAfee