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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 296 331 -
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -
Permanent jobs citing MOS 19 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.079% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 0.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 0
Average salary £31,500 £36,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £26,250 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -22.22%
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
2745 3027 2951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.85% 23.97% 25.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2309 2578 2542
Average salary £51,500 £52,500 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 23 (88.46%) MS Office
2 19 (73.08%) Windows
3 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 13 (50.00%) Law
5 9 (34.62%) Legal
5 9 (34.62%) ITIL
5 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
6 8 (30.77%) Windows XP
6 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
8 6 (23.08%) WorkSite
9 5 (19.23%) SCCM
9 5 (19.23%) Coaching
9 5 (19.23%) Finance
9 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
9 5 (19.23%) VPN
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco
9 5 (19.23%) MCSE
10 4 (15.38%) MCSA
10 4 (15.38%) MCP
10 4 (15.38%) Citrix
10 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
10 4 (15.38%) E-Learning
10 4 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (11.54%) MCITP
11 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (11.54%) WebEx
11 3 (11.54%) Service Management
11 3 (11.54%) ITSM
11 3 (11.54%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (23.08%) WorkSite
2 2 (7.69%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) Lync
Applications
1 23 (88.46%) MS Office
2 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
3 4 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP CCM
1 1 (3.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) VPN
2 3 (11.54%) LAN
2 3 (11.54%) WAN
2 3 (11.54%) WebEx
3 2 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (3.85%) Intranet
4 1 (3.85%) Wireless
General
1 13 (50.00%) Law
2 9 (34.62%) Legal
3 5 (19.23%) Finance
4 2 (7.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Analyst
2 11 (42.31%) Support Analyst
3 9 (34.62%) Service Analyst
3 9 (34.62%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (26.92%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Trainer
5 4 (15.38%) Desktop Support
6 3 (11.54%) IT Trainer
6 3 (11.54%) Legal Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Deskside Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Resource Manager
7 2 (7.69%) IT Support
7 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
8 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Technical Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
1 4 (15.38%) E-Learning
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Learning Management System
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.85%) iPhone
4 1 (3.85%) AS400
4 1 (3.85%) PDA
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows XP
3 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.69%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.85%) Android
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) UNIX
5 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Coaching
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
3 3 (11.54%) ITSM
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.69%) Software License Management
4 2 (7.69%) People Management
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.69%) Software Distribution
4 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) ERP
5 1 (3.85%) Time Management
5 1 (3.85%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (19.23%) MCSE
3 4 (15.38%) MCSA
3 4 (15.38%) MCP
4 3 (11.54%) MCITP
5 2 (7.69%) A+ Certification
5 2 (7.69%) MCDST
6 1 (3.85%) MCTS
6 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) XenApp
2 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco
3 4 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (7.69%) Lotus
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Computacenter
5 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.85%) Apple
5 1 (3.85%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.85%) BT
5 1 (3.85%) SAP
5 1 (3.85%) Intel