The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 804 858 825
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -33
Permanent jobs citing MOS 62 43 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.039% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 54 40 38
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £26,650 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £37,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £27,500 £25,250
% change year-on-year
+21.81% +8.91%
MOS
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
27683 29712 27710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.05% 27.15% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 22194 23445 22580
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in England

MOS
Salary Trend in England

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

MOS Salary Trend in England

MOS
Salary Histogram in England

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

MOS Salary Histogram in England

MOS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
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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
London +42 28 £40,000 +9.58% 3
South East +12 16 £38,500 +40.00% 1
East Midlands 0 11 £33,500 +24.07% 1
North West +1 3 £46,500 +40.90%
Yorkshire - 2 £25,000 -
East of England +5 1 £20,000 -25.23%
North East - 1 - -
South West - 1 £38,000 -
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 90 (64.75%) Microsoft
2 85 (61.15%) MS Office
3 76 (54.68%) Windows
4 66 (47.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 53 (38.13%) MS Excel
6 52 (37.41%) ITIL
7 47 (33.81%) Windows 7
8 45 (32.37%) Active Directory
9 38 (27.34%) SLA
9 38 (27.34%) Law
10 31 (22.30%) MCSA
11 29 (20.86%) Legal
12 28 (20.14%) Windows XP
13 27 (19.42%) Linux
14 25 (17.99%) MCSE
14 25 (17.99%) Windows 8
15 24 (17.27%) Cisco
16 23 (16.55%) Service Management
16 23 (16.55%) Service Delivery
17 22 (15.83%) HND
17 22 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
18 21 (15.11%) Degree
19 20 (14.39%) MCP
19 20 (14.39%) LAN
20 19 (13.67%) WAN
20 19 (13.67%) Oracle
21 18 (12.95%) UNIX
21 18 (12.95%) VoIP
22 17 (12.23%) MS Exchange
22 17 (12.23%) Windows Vista

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 17 (12.23%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.76%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.04%) WorkSite
3 7 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.16%) Lync
5 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.44%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 85 (61.15%) MS Office
2 53 (38.13%) MS Excel
3 14 (10.07%) MS Visio
4 12 (8.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (6.47%) Final Cut Pro
6 8 (5.76%) Quicktime
7 5 (3.60%) MS Project
8 4 (2.88%) Acrobat
9 3 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (1.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) SAP CCM
1 3 (2.16%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.60%) Office 365
2 4 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.39%) LAN
2 19 (13.67%) WAN
3 18 (12.95%) VoIP
4 16 (11.51%) SAN
5 11 (7.91%) TCP/IP
6 9 (6.47%) WebEx
7 8 (5.76%) DHCP
7 8 (5.76%) RTP
7 8 (5.76%) RTSP
8 7 (5.04%) Ethernet
8 7 (5.04%) VPN
8 7 (5.04%) DNS
8 7 (5.04%) iSCSI
8 7 (5.04%) NAS
8 7 (5.04%) Unified Communications
9 4 (2.88%) Wireless
9 4 (2.88%) IP Telephony
10 3 (2.16%) Internet
11 2 (1.44%) Intranet
11 2 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.51%) MySQL
2 13 (9.35%) Crystal Reports
3 10 (7.19%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.72%) MS Access
4 1 (0.72%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (0.72%) FrontPage
General
1 38 (27.34%) Law
2 29 (20.86%) Legal
3 13 (9.35%) Finance
4 7 (5.04%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.16%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.16%) French Language
5 3 (2.16%) German Language
5 3 (2.16%) Italian Language
5 3 (2.16%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (41.01%) Analyst
2 46 (33.09%) Support Analyst
3 26 (18.71%) Service Analyst
3 26 (18.71%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (16.55%) Trainer
5 21 (15.11%) IT Trainer
6 17 (12.23%) Team Leader
7 16 (11.51%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 14 (10.07%) Technical Analyst
8 14 (10.07%) Technical Support Analyst
8 14 (10.07%) Technical Support
9 10 (7.19%) IT Support
10 9 (6.47%) Desktop Analyst
10 9 (6.47%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (6.47%) Desktop Support
10 9 (6.47%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 8 (5.76%) IT Support Analyst
11 8 (5.76%) Help Desk Analyst
12 7 (5.04%) Developer
12 7 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.47%) Qt
2 2 (1.44%) XML
3 1 (0.72%) Middleware
3 1 (0.72%) JSON
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.72%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.51%) Blackberry
1 16 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.63%) Replication
3 11 (7.91%) Private Cloud
4 10 (7.19%) E-Learning
4 10 (7.19%) Management Information System
4 10 (7.19%) PDA
5 8 (5.76%) Video Editing
5 8 (5.76%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (5.76%) iPhone
6 7 (5.04%) Life Science
7 6 (4.32%) Computer Science
8 5 (3.60%) Fat Client
8 5 (3.60%) Thin Client
9 4 (2.88%) Mathematics
9 4 (2.88%) Learning Management System
10 2 (1.44%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.44%) Animation
10 2 (1.44%) CMDB
10 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 76 (54.68%) Windows
2 47 (33.81%) Windows 7
3 28 (20.14%) Windows XP
4 27 (19.42%) Linux
5 25 (17.99%) Windows 8
6 22 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (12.95%) UNIX
8 17 (12.23%) Windows Vista
8 17 (12.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (11.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (8.63%) Android
11 11 (7.91%) Mac OS X
12 8 (5.76%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.44%) OS/400
13 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.44%) i5/OS
14 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (37.41%) ITIL
2 23 (16.55%) Service Management
2 23 (16.55%) Service Delivery
3 12 (8.63%) Service Desk Management
4 11 (7.91%) High Availability
4 11 (7.91%) Document Management
5 9 (6.47%) Multithreading
5 9 (6.47%) Performance Management
5 9 (6.47%) Software Deployment
6 8 (5.76%) Coaching
6 8 (5.76%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.04%) ITSM
7 7 (5.04%) Migration
8 5 (3.60%) Validation
8 5 (3.60%) Project Management
8 5 (3.60%) CRM
8 5 (3.60%) Business Continuity
9 4 (2.88%) ERP
9 4 (2.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (2.16%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.19%) C++
2 9 (6.47%) SQL
3 8 (5.76%) Python
4 7 (5.04%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.04%) VBA
5 3 (2.16%) C
6 1 (0.72%) C#
6 1 (0.72%) Java
6 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (47.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (22.30%) MCSA
3 25 (17.99%) MCSE
4 22 (15.83%) HND
5 21 (15.11%) Degree
6 20 (14.39%) MCP
7 16 (11.51%) MCDST
8 14 (10.07%) CCNA
8 14 (10.07%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (10.07%) Security Cleared
9 13 (9.35%) MCITP
10 11 (7.91%) SC Cleared
10 11 (7.91%) VTSP
11 10 (7.19%) HNC
12 8 (5.76%) A+ Certification
13 3 (2.16%) MCTS
14 2 (1.44%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (1.44%) IBM Certification
14 2 (1.44%) MCT
14 2 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (27.34%) SLA
2 11 (7.91%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.44%) QA
4 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (32.37%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.76%) XenApp
4 5 (3.60%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.44%) vSphere
5 2 (1.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (7.91%) SCCM
2 4 (2.88%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.16%) WSUS
3 3 (2.16%) SCOM
4 2 (1.44%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.44%) Nagios
4 2 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.44%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.72%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.72%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 90 (64.75%) Microsoft
2 24 (17.27%) Cisco
3 19 (13.67%) Oracle
4 15 (10.79%) HP
4 15 (10.79%) VMware
5 14 (10.07%) Citrix
6 13 (9.35%) IBM
7 11 (7.91%) Sun
7 11 (7.91%) Juniper
7 11 (7.91%) EMC
7 11 (7.91%) Intel
8 10 (7.19%) Apple
9 4 (2.88%) Symantec
9 4 (2.88%) Avaya
9 4 (2.88%) LANDesk
9 4 (2.88%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.16%) BT
10 3 (2.16%) JD Edwards
10 3 (2.16%) Adobe
10 3 (2.16%) SAP
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