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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 810 819 852
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +33
Permanent jobs citing MOS 55 44 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.044% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.16% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 43 34 26
Average salary £32,500 £28,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.07% -9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,800 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,800 £45,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £24,500 £32,330
% change year-on-year
+6.12% -24.21%
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
28566 27086 30468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.58% 26.93% 28.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22991 21625 25793
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 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +5 26 £32,500 -7.80% 2
South East -18 12 £36,750 +59.78%
East Midlands +23 7 £22,000 - 2
North West -9 5 - -
Yorkshire -19 5 £24,000 -17.94% 2
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 76 (66.09%) MS Office
2 71 (61.74%) Windows
3 68 (59.13%) Microsoft
4 64 (55.65%) ITIL
5 57 (49.57%) Windows 7
6 48 (41.74%) Law
7 44 (38.26%) MS Excel
8 41 (35.65%) MCP
9 37 (32.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (24.35%) Active Directory
11 25 (21.74%) Legal
12 21 (18.26%) SharePoint
13 19 (16.52%) MCSA
14 18 (15.65%) MCSE
14 18 (15.65%) TCP/IP
14 18 (15.65%) SLA
14 18 (15.65%) MS PowerPoint
15 17 (14.78%) E-Learning
16 16 (13.91%) HND
16 16 (13.91%) MS Exchange
16 16 (13.91%) LAN
16 16 (13.91%) WAN
16 16 (13.91%) ISO 9001
16 16 (13.91%) Lync
16 16 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (13.04%) Telecoms
18 14 (12.17%) Crystal Reports
18 14 (12.17%) Apple
18 14 (12.17%) Service Desk Management
19 13 (11.30%) Citrix

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 21 (18.26%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.91%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.91%) Lync
3 8 (6.96%) WorkSite
4 5 (4.35%) Moodle
5 4 (3.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.87%) CMS
6 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 76 (66.09%) MS Office
2 44 (38.26%) MS Excel
3 18 (15.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (8.70%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.87%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.65%) TCP/IP
2 16 (13.91%) WAN
2 16 (13.91%) LAN
3 12 (10.43%) DHCP
4 10 (8.70%) Ethernet
5 9 (7.83%) VoIP
5 9 (7.83%) DNS
6 8 (6.96%) Internet
6 8 (6.96%) VPN
7 6 (5.22%) ADSL
7 6 (5.22%) Firewall
7 6 (5.22%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (5.22%) FWSM
8 4 (3.48%) iSCSI
8 4 (3.48%) NAS
8 4 (3.48%) Unified Communications
8 4 (3.48%) Broadband
9 2 (1.74%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.74%) SHDSL
9 2 (1.74%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.17%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (6.96%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.48%) MySQL
General
1 48 (41.74%) Law
2 25 (21.74%) Legal
3 15 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.96%) Finance
5 4 (3.48%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (40.87%) Analyst
2 37 (32.17%) Trainer
3 33 (28.70%) IT Trainer
4 30 (26.09%) Support Analyst
5 26 (22.61%) Service Analyst
5 26 (22.61%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (17.39%) Team Leader
6 20 (17.39%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 9 (7.83%) Desktop Analyst
7 9 (7.83%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (7.83%) Desktop Support
8 7 (6.09%) Applications Support
9 6 (5.22%) Technical Support Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) Technical Support
10 5 (4.35%) Technical Team Leader
11 4 (3.48%) Windows Support Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Support Engineer
12 3 (2.61%) Help Desk Analyst
12 3 (2.61%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) HTML
2 2 (1.74%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) E-Learning
2 16 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (11.30%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (10.43%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.61%) CCTV
5 3 (2.61%) Life Science
6 2 (1.74%) iPhone
6 2 (1.74%) iPad
6 2 (1.74%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.74%) AS400
7 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.87%) Statistics
7 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.87%) VLE
7 1 (0.87%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.87%) Kindle
7 1 (0.87%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 71 (61.74%) Windows
2 57 (49.57%) Windows 7
3 12 (10.43%) Windows XP
4 8 (6.96%) Linux
4 8 (6.96%) UNIX
5 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.48%) Windows Vista
7 4 (3.48%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.74%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (55.65%) ITIL
2 14 (12.17%) Service Desk Management
3 13 (11.30%) ITIL V3
4 12 (10.43%) Service Delivery
5 11 (9.57%) Coaching
6 10 (8.70%) Incident Management
7 8 (6.96%) Document Management
7 8 (6.96%) CRM
8 6 (5.22%) Asset Management
8 6 (5.22%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (4.35%) Service Management
10 4 (3.48%) Software Deployment
10 4 (3.48%) Performance Management
10 4 (3.48%) Content Management
11 3 (2.61%) Validation
12 2 (1.74%) Practice Management
13 1 (0.87%) Configuration Management
13 1 (0.87%) Migration
13 1 (0.87%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.83%) SQL
2 6 (5.22%) C
3 4 (3.48%) T-SQL
3 4 (3.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (35.65%) MCP
2 37 (32.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (16.52%) MCSA
4 18 (15.65%) MCSE
5 16 (13.91%) HND
6 13 (11.30%) MCDST
7 11 (9.57%) A+ Certification
8 8 (6.96%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (5.22%) CCNA
9 6 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (5.22%) MCITP
10 5 (4.35%) Security Cleared
11 4 (3.48%) Degree
12 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.87%) ECDL
13 1 (0.87%) MCT
13 1 (0.87%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.65%) SLA
2 16 (13.91%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (24.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.48%) Firmware
4 1 (0.87%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.87%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (3.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (2.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 68 (59.13%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.17%) Apple
3 13 (11.30%) Citrix
4 12 (10.43%) Cisco
5 10 (8.70%) Adobe
5 10 (8.70%) CheckPoint
6 8 (6.96%) HP
6 8 (6.96%) F5
7 7 (6.09%) Reuters
8 6 (5.22%) Bloomberg
8 6 (5.22%) Juniper
8 6 (5.22%) BMC
8 6 (5.22%) SolarWinds
8 6 (5.22%) VMware
9 5 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (4.35%) Sophos
9 5 (4.35%) BT
10 4 (3.48%) Symantec
10 4 (3.48%) Remedy
10 4 (3.48%) Nokia
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