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

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 838 905 892
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -13
Permanent jobs citing MOS 54 48 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.047% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 47 39 59
Median salary £37,500 £38,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +31.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £27,400 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £33,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- +21.81%
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
24010 27988 29298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.18% 27.29% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19657 22601 22895
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MOS Salary Histogram in England

MOS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the England region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +47 32 £42,500 -5.55% 1
North West +11 8 £37,500 -31.81% 1
South East +26 7 £33,500 +8.06% 2
East Midlands +3 4 £25,500 -23.88% 1
East of England +23 1 £20,000 -
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for MOS.

1 62 (63.92%) MS Office
2 49 (50.52%) ITIL
3 48 (49.48%) Windows
4 46 (47.42%) Microsoft
5 38 (39.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (38.14%) Windows 7
7 35 (36.08%) MS Excel
7 35 (36.08%) Law
8 27 (27.84%) Legal
9 25 (25.77%) MCSA
9 25 (25.77%) MCP
9 25 (25.77%) SLA
10 24 (24.74%) Active Directory
11 20 (20.62%) SCCM
12 18 (18.56%) VMware
13 17 (17.53%) Service Delivery
13 17 (17.53%) Citrix
13 17 (17.53%) MCSE
14 16 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (15.46%) iManage
15 15 (15.46%) Finance
16 14 (14.43%) LAN
16 14 (14.43%) Windows 8
16 14 (14.43%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (13.40%) HP
17 13 (13.40%) WAN
17 13 (13.40%) Windows Server
18 12 (12.37%) Cisco
18 12 (12.37%) Apple
18 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2012

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 9 (9.28%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.25%) Skype for Business
3 6 (6.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (6.19%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.03%) OpenROAD
5 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 62 (63.92%) MS Office
2 35 (36.08%) MS Excel
3 12 (12.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.15%) Acrobat
5 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.03%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Office 365
2 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.03%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.03%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.43%) LAN
2 13 (13.40%) WAN
3 10 (10.31%) Internet
4 6 (6.19%) Intranet
4 6 (6.19%) IP Telephony
4 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.19%) WebEx
5 5 (5.15%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (5.15%) Firewall
5 5 (5.15%) FWSM
6 4 (4.12%) DNS
6 4 (4.12%) VoIP
6 4 (4.12%) VPN
7 3 (3.09%) DHCP
8 2 (2.06%) Wireless
9 1 (1.03%) ADSL
9 1 (1.03%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.03%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.28%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.03%) Ingres
3 1 (1.03%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (36.08%) Law
2 27 (27.84%) Legal
3 15 (15.46%) Finance
4 8 (8.25%) Retail
5 6 (6.19%) French Language
5 6 (6.19%) German Language
5 6 (6.19%) Publishing
6 5 (5.15%) Telecoms
7 4 (4.12%) Banking
7 4 (4.12%) Multimedia
8 3 (3.09%) Marketing
9 2 (2.06%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 44 (45.36%) Analyst
2 25 (25.77%) Service Analyst
2 25 (25.77%) Service Desk Analyst
3 23 (23.71%) Support Analyst
4 15 (15.46%) IT Analyst
4 15 (15.46%) Trainer
5 13 (13.40%) Help Desk Analyst
6 12 (12.37%) IT Support
7 11 (11.34%) IT Support Analyst
8 10 (10.31%) Help Desk Support
9 9 (9.28%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 9 (9.28%) IT Trainer
9 9 (9.28%) Service Desk Support
9 9 (9.28%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 9 (9.28%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 9 (9.28%) Team Leader
10 8 (8.25%) Desktop Support
10 8 (8.25%) Project Manager
11 7 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (6.19%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.19%) ODBC
2 2 (2.06%) .NET
2 2 (2.06%) CSS
3 1 (1.03%) COM
3 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.28%) Blackberry
2 9 (9.28%) Smartphone
3 8 (8.25%) e-Learning
4 7 (7.22%) Client/Server
5 6 (6.19%) AS400
5 6 (6.19%) iPhone
5 6 (6.19%) Learning Management System
5 6 (6.19%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (5.15%) iPad
7 4 (4.12%) PDA
8 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
8 3 (3.09%) Virtual Team
9 2 (2.06%) Data Centre
9 2 (2.06%) Mathematics
9 2 (2.06%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (1.03%) Health Informatics
10 1 (1.03%) Informatics
10 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 48 (49.48%) Windows
2 37 (38.14%) Windows 7
3 14 (14.43%) Windows 8
3 14 (14.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (13.40%) Windows Server
5 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (10.31%) Mac OS X
7 7 (7.22%) Windows 10
8 6 (6.19%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.09%) Android
10 3 (3.09%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.03%) Linux
11 1 (1.03%) Unix
11 1 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (50.52%) ITIL
2 17 (17.53%) Service Delivery
3 9 (9.28%) Service Desk Management
4 8 (8.25%) PRINCE2
5 7 (7.22%) Coaching
5 7 (7.22%) Matrix Organization
5 7 (7.22%) Operations Management
5 7 (7.22%) Project Management
6 6 (6.19%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.15%) Document Management
7 5 (5.15%) Time Management
8 4 (4.12%) ITIL V3
8 4 (4.12%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (4.12%) Service Management
9 3 (3.09%) Investment Management
9 3 (3.09%) ITSM
10 2 (2.06%) Change Management
10 2 (2.06%) SDLC
11 1 (1.03%) Content Development
11 1 (1.03%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.25%) C
2 4 (4.12%) SQL
3 2 (2.06%) C#
3 2 (2.06%) Java
4 1 (1.03%) C++
4 1 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (39.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (25.77%) MCP
2 25 (25.77%) MCSA
3 17 (17.53%) MCSE
4 9 (9.28%) HND
5 7 (7.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (7.22%) MCTS
5 7 (7.22%) PMP
6 5 (5.15%) CCNA
6 5 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (5.15%) Degree
6 5 (5.15%) MCITP
6 5 (5.15%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (4.12%) MCDST
8 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.03%) CIPD
9 1 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (25.77%) SLA
2 3 (3.09%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (24.74%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.34%) VMware ESX
3 9 (9.28%) VMware Workstation
4 8 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.12%) Firmware
5 4 (4.12%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (3.09%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.03%) Samba
7 1 (1.03%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 20 (20.62%) SCCM
2 8 (8.25%) MOM
3 3 (3.09%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.09%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (3.09%) Nagios
3 3 (3.09%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.09%) SCOM
3 3 (3.09%) WSUS
4 1 (1.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 46 (47.42%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.56%) VMware
3 17 (17.53%) Citrix
4 15 (15.46%) iManage
5 13 (13.40%) HP
6 12 (12.37%) Apple
6 12 (12.37%) Cisco
7 9 (9.28%) Google
7 9 (9.28%) Oracle
8 8 (8.25%) CheckPoint
9 6 (6.19%) Adobe
9 6 (6.19%) Avaya
9 6 (6.19%) Juniper
9 6 (6.19%) Polycom
9 6 (6.19%) Sybase
10 5 (5.15%) Extreme Networks
10 5 (5.15%) F5
10 5 (5.15%) Palo Alto
11 4 (4.12%) Dell
11 4 (4.12%) SolarWinds
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