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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 235 305 333
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +28
Permanent jobs citing MOS 14 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.082% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 0.35% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 4
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +13.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,900 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £42,500 £36,900
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £33,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- +21.81%
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
1319 2314 3052
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 21.59% 23.76% 25.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1174 1998 2498
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing MOS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

MOS Salary Histogram in the City of London

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MOS.

1 12 (60.00%) MS Office
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) MOM
3 7 (35.00%) Oracle
3 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (35.00%) Retail
4 6 (30.00%) Operations Management
4 6 (30.00%) Matrix Organization
4 6 (30.00%) Windows
4 6 (30.00%) PMP
4 6 (30.00%) Project Management
4 6 (30.00%) Legal
5 5 (25.00%) Law
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (25.00%) ITIL
6 4 (20.00%) MCSE
6 4 (20.00%) MCSA
6 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco
6 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (20.00%) MCTS
7 3 (15.00%) MCITP
7 3 (15.00%) Multimedia
7 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (15.00%) Learning Management System
7 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (15.00%) WSUS

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (60.00%) MS Office
2 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) LAN
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
1 3 (15.00%) WebEx
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) VoIP
2 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (35.00%) Retail
2 6 (30.00%) Legal
3 5 (25.00%) Law
4 3 (15.00%) Multimedia
5 1 (5.00%) Finance
5 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Deskside Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Deskside Support
3 4 (20.00%) Deskside Support Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) IT Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) IT Trainer
4 3 (15.00%) Trainer
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) e-Learning
1 3 (15.00%) Learning Management System
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.00%) iPhone
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (30.00%) Matrix Organization
2 6 (30.00%) Operations Management
2 6 (30.00%) Project Management
3 5 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (15.00%) ITSM
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Time Management
5 1 (5.00%) Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) Case Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Link Building
5 1 (5.00%) Pay per click
5 1 (5.00%) SDLC
5 1 (5.00%) SEO
5 1 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (5.00%) Web Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) PMP
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (20.00%) MCSA
3 4 (20.00%) MCSE
3 4 (20.00%) MCTS
4 3 (15.00%) MCITP
5 1 (5.00%) MCP
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) MOM
2 3 (15.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (15.00%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (15.00%) Nagios
2 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) SCOM
2 3 (15.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco
4 3 (15.00%) BT
4 3 (15.00%) CA
4 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) Intel Security
4 3 (15.00%) Symantec
4 3 (15.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) iManage
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) LexisNexis
6 1 (5.00%) Mitel