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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 306 311 314
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Permanent jobs citing MOS 2 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% 0.076% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.070% 0.35% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 14
Average salary £36,250 £36,250 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £31,850 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £40,050 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £24,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -42.16%
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
2873 2579 3195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.33% 21.84% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2368 2264 2868
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 9 (90.00%) MS Office
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) Law
3 7 (70.00%) Legal
4 5 (50.00%) WorkSite
5 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) Citrix
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (10.00%) SQL
8 1 (10.00%) SAP
8 1 (10.00%) ITIL
8 1 (10.00%) MCSE
8 1 (10.00%) MCSA
8 1 (10.00%) LAN
8 1 (10.00%) WAN
8 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
8 1 (10.00%) NHS
8 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (10.00%) ECDL
8 1 (10.00%) DTV
8 1 (10.00%) Electronics
8 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
8 1 (10.00%) Finance
8 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 5 (50.00%) WorkSite
Applications
1 9 (90.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 7 (70.00%) Law
1 7 (70.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 5 (50.00%) Service Analyst
3 5 (50.00%) Legal Analyst
3 5 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Trainer
4 3 (30.00%) IT Trainer
5 2 (20.00%) Legal IT Trainer
6 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Deskside Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
6 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (10.00%) Technical Trainer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) DTV
1 1 (10.00%) Statistics
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
1 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (10.00%) ECDL
1 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCDST
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Infoflex
3 1 (10.00%) SAP