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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 791 787 849
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +62
Permanent jobs citing MOS 46 66 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.068% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.25% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 33 54 23
Average salary £27,500 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.50% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £45,000 £34,400
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.00%
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
26711 26365 29295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.49% 27.12% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 21542 20977 24759
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 18 £32,500 -11.56% 3
North West +5 9 - - 2
Yorkshire -10 8 £24,000 -15.78% 1
East Midlands +14 5 £22,000 -10.20% 1
South East -47 4 £34,250 +29.24%
West Midlands -7 2 £25,000 +2.04%
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 84 (70.59%) MS Office
2 81 (68.07%) Microsoft
3 80 (67.23%) Windows
4 68 (57.14%) ITIL
5 58 (48.74%) Windows 7
6 48 (40.34%) MS Excel
7 46 (38.66%) Law
8 40 (33.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 38 (31.93%) MCP
10 30 (25.21%) Active Directory
11 27 (22.69%) Legal
12 20 (16.81%) MCDST
13 19 (15.97%) E-Learning
13 19 (15.97%) SharePoint
14 18 (15.13%) MS PowerPoint
15 17 (14.29%) MS Exchange
15 17 (14.29%) WAN
15 17 (14.29%) LAN
16 16 (13.45%) SLA
16 16 (13.45%) Blackberry
16 16 (13.45%) ITIL V3
17 15 (12.61%) Coaching
17 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (12.61%) ISO 9001
17 15 (12.61%) Citrix
17 15 (12.61%) MCSE
17 15 (12.61%) MCSA
18 14 (11.76%) Windows XP
18 14 (11.76%) A+ Certification
18 14 (11.76%) TCP/IP

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 19 (15.97%) SharePoint
2 17 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 14 (11.76%) Lync
4 5 (4.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (4.20%) WorkSite
5 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.52%) Moodle
7 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.84%) CMS
Applications
1 84 (70.59%) MS Office
2 48 (40.34%) MS Excel
3 18 (15.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (7.56%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (3.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) SAP CCM
1 1 (0.84%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.29%) WAN
1 17 (14.29%) LAN
2 14 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.72%) VPN
3 8 (6.72%) DHCP
4 7 (5.88%) Ethernet
4 7 (5.88%) VoIP
5 6 (5.04%) DNS
6 5 (4.20%) Internet
7 4 (3.36%) FWSM
7 4 (3.36%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.36%) ADSL
7 4 (3.36%) Firewall
8 3 (2.52%) IP Telephony
8 3 (2.52%) NAS
8 3 (2.52%) Unified Communications
8 3 (2.52%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.68%) SHDSL
9 2 (1.68%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.40%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.36%) MySQL
General
1 46 (38.66%) Law
2 27 (22.69%) Legal
3 14 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 10 (8.40%) Finance
5 4 (3.36%) Banking
6 3 (2.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 52 (43.70%) Analyst
2 34 (28.57%) Trainer
3 33 (27.73%) Support Analyst
3 33 (27.73%) Service Analyst
3 33 (27.73%) Service Desk Analyst
4 31 (26.05%) IT Trainer
5 20 (16.81%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 20 (16.81%) Team Leader
6 9 (7.56%) Technical Support
6 9 (7.56%) Technical Support Analyst
6 9 (7.56%) Technical Analyst
6 9 (7.56%) Technical Team Leader
7 8 (6.72%) Desktop Support
8 6 (5.04%) Desktop Analyst
8 6 (5.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (4.20%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.20%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.36%) IT Support
10 4 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) HTML
2 1 (0.84%) XML
2 1 (0.84%) ODBC
2 1 (0.84%) JSON
2 1 (0.84%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.97%) E-Learning
2 16 (13.45%) Blackberry
3 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.56%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.52%) CCTV
5 3 (2.52%) Life Science
6 2 (1.68%) CMDB
6 2 (1.68%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.84%) AS400
7 1 (0.84%) VLE
7 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.84%) Statistics
7 1 (0.84%) iPad
7 1 (0.84%) Kindle
7 1 (0.84%) iPhone
7 1 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 80 (67.23%) Windows
2 58 (48.74%) Windows 7
3 14 (11.76%) Windows XP
4 9 (7.56%) Linux
5 8 (6.72%) UNIX
6 7 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.36%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.36%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.52%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.68%) Android
9 2 (1.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (57.14%) ITIL
2 16 (13.45%) ITIL V3
3 15 (12.61%) Coaching
4 14 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 12 (10.08%) Document Management
6 10 (8.40%) Service Desk Management
6 10 (8.40%) Service Delivery
7 9 (7.56%) Service Management
8 8 (6.72%) CRM
9 6 (5.04%) Asset Management
10 5 (4.20%) Software Deployment
11 4 (3.36%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (3.36%) Content Management
12 3 (2.52%) Performance Management
12 3 (2.52%) Kalman Filter
13 2 (1.68%) Mentoring
13 2 (1.68%) Time Management
13 2 (1.68%) Practice Management
13 2 (1.68%) Validation
13 2 (1.68%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.72%) SQL
2 5 (4.20%) C
3 4 (3.36%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.84%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (33.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (31.93%) MCP
3 20 (16.81%) MCDST
4 15 (12.61%) MCSE
4 15 (12.61%) MCSA
5 14 (11.76%) A+ Certification
6 12 (10.08%) HND
7 11 (9.24%) MCITP
8 9 (7.56%) Security Cleared
9 6 (5.04%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (3.36%) Degree
10 4 (3.36%) CCNA
10 4 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.68%) MCTS
11 2 (1.68%) MCT
11 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.45%) SLA
2 15 (12.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (25.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.68%) Firmware
4 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.84%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (2.52%) SCCM
2 3 (2.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.84%) Nagios
3 1 (0.84%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.84%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.84%) WSUS
3 1 (0.84%) SCOM
3 1 (0.84%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 81 (68.07%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.61%) Citrix
3 12 (10.08%) Cisco
4 9 (7.56%) Adobe
4 9 (7.56%) Apple
5 8 (6.72%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.88%) Reuters
6 7 (5.88%) HP
6 7 (5.88%) F5
7 6 (5.04%) Bloomberg
7 6 (5.04%) VMware
8 5 (4.20%) LANDesk
9 4 (3.36%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.36%) Juniper
9 4 (3.36%) BMC
9 4 (3.36%) Sophos
9 4 (3.36%) Remedy
9 4 (3.36%) Symantec
9 4 (3.36%) BT
10 3 (2.52%) Nokia
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