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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 764 833 828
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -5
Permanent jobs citing MOS 90 56 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.090% 0.051% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.19% 0.100%
Number of salaries quoted 75 37 28
Average salary £30,750 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £24,500 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £38,050 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £27,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -22.85%
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
27102 29981 28056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.20% 27.34% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 21480 24264 22837
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +64 51 £34,750 -5.44% 4
South East -5 13 £34,500 +27.77% 1
Yorkshire - 12 £25,000 - 1
North West - 5 £31,250 -
East Midlands +10 4 £33,500 +39.58% 1
East of England - 3 £20,000 - 1
South West - 2 £30,000 -
North East - 1 - -
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 105 (72.92%) MS Office
2 102 (70.83%) Microsoft
3 93 (64.58%) Windows
4 69 (47.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 66 (45.83%) ITIL
6 56 (38.89%) Windows 7
7 55 (38.19%) MS Excel
8 51 (35.42%) Active Directory
9 46 (31.94%) Law
10 40 (27.78%) Legal
11 30 (20.83%) MCDST
12 29 (20.14%) Service Management
13 28 (19.44%) Windows XP
14 26 (18.06%) MCSA
14 26 (18.06%) SLA
15 21 (14.58%) MCITP
16 20 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
16 20 (13.89%) Cisco
16 20 (13.89%) Linux
17 19 (13.19%) MCSE
17 19 (13.19%) Blackberry
18 18 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
18 18 (12.50%) Document Management
19 17 (11.81%) Windows 8
19 17 (11.81%) MS Exchange
20 16 (11.11%) LAN
20 16 (11.11%) A+ Certification
20 16 (11.11%) MCP
20 16 (11.11%) Security Cleared
20 16 (11.11%) Incident Management

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (11.81%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.94%) WorkSite
3 7 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.08%) Lync
6 2 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.39%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 105 (72.92%) MS Office
2 55 (38.19%) MS Excel
3 13 (9.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (6.25%) MS Visio
4 9 (6.25%) MS Project
5 8 (5.56%) Quicktime
5 8 (5.56%) Final Cut Pro
6 4 (2.78%) Acrobat
7 2 (1.39%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) SAP ERP
1 3 (2.08%) SAP CCM
2 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.47%) Office 365
2 3 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.11%) LAN
2 15 (10.42%) WAN
3 10 (6.94%) SAN
4 9 (6.25%) WebEx
4 9 (6.25%) VPN
5 8 (5.56%) RTP
5 8 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 8 (5.56%) VoIP
5 8 (5.56%) RTSP
6 6 (4.17%) IP Telephony
7 4 (2.78%) DHCP
7 4 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.08%) Unified Communications
8 3 (2.08%) NAS
8 3 (2.08%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.08%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.08%) DNS
8 3 (2.08%) Wireless
8 3 (2.08%) Internet
9 2 (1.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.03%) MySQL
2 6 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.47%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.69%) MS Access
4 1 (0.69%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) FrontPage
1 1 (0.69%) Dreamweaver
General
1 46 (31.94%) Law
2 40 (27.78%) Legal
3 11 (7.64%) Finance
4 6 (4.17%) Multimedia
5 4 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.08%) French Language
6 3 (2.08%) German Language
6 3 (2.08%) Italian Language
6 3 (2.08%) Spanish Language
6 3 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 69 (47.92%) Analyst
2 52 (36.11%) Support Analyst
3 40 (27.78%) Service Analyst
3 40 (27.78%) Service Desk Analyst
4 22 (15.28%) Trainer
5 20 (13.89%) Technical Analyst
5 20 (13.89%) IT Trainer
5 20 (13.89%) Technical Support Analyst
5 20 (13.89%) Technical Support
6 16 (11.11%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 16 (11.11%) Team Leader
7 11 (7.64%) Technical Team Leader
8 10 (6.94%) Help Desk Analyst
8 10 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (6.25%) IT Support
9 9 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Desktop Support
11 7 (4.86%) IT Support Analyst
11 7 (4.86%) Help Desk Support
11 7 (4.86%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.94%) Qt
2 2 (1.39%) XML
2 2 (1.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.19%) Blackberry
2 10 (6.94%) E-Learning
2 10 (6.94%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.25%) PDA
4 8 (5.56%) Video Editing
5 7 (4.86%) iPhone
6 6 (4.17%) Replication
6 6 (4.17%) Learning Management System
7 5 (3.47%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.47%) Fat Client
7 5 (3.47%) Thin Client
7 5 (3.47%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.78%) Mathematics
9 3 (2.08%) CMDB
9 3 (2.08%) Life Science
10 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.39%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.39%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 93 (64.58%) Windows
2 56 (38.89%) Windows 7
3 28 (19.44%) Windows XP
4 20 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (13.89%) Linux
5 18 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (11.81%) Windows 8
7 13 (9.03%) Mac OS X
7 13 (9.03%) Android
7 13 (9.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (8.33%) Windows Vista
9 10 (6.94%) UNIX
10 9 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.39%) OS/400
11 2 (1.39%) i5/OS
11 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (45.83%) ITIL
2 29 (20.14%) Service Management
3 18 (12.50%) Document Management
4 16 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 14 (9.72%) Service Delivery
5 14 (9.72%) Coaching
6 12 (8.33%) ITIL V3
7 10 (6.94%) Multithreading
8 8 (5.56%) ITSM
9 7 (4.86%) Migration
9 7 (4.86%) Software Deployment
10 6 (4.17%) Business Continuity
11 5 (3.47%) High Availability
11 5 (3.47%) Performance Management
11 5 (3.47%) CRM
11 5 (3.47%) Validation
12 4 (2.78%) Service Desk Management
12 4 (2.78%) Mentoring
12 4 (2.78%) Project Management
12 4 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.94%) C++
2 8 (5.56%) Python
3 7 (4.86%) VBA
4 5 (3.47%) SQL
5 3 (2.08%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.08%) C
6 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (47.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (20.83%) MCDST
3 26 (18.06%) MCSA
4 21 (14.58%) MCITP
5 19 (13.19%) MCSE
6 16 (11.11%) A+ Certification
6 16 (11.11%) MCP
6 16 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 15 (10.42%) Degree
8 9 (6.25%) HND
9 8 (5.56%) CCNA
9 8 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (3.47%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.47%) VTSP
10 5 (3.47%) HNC
11 3 (2.08%) MCTS
11 3 (2.08%) MCT
12 2 (1.39%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (1.39%) IBM Certification
13 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (18.06%) SLA
2 8 (5.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.69%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (35.42%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.56%) XenApp
2 8 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.47%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.08%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.39%) vSphere
6 1 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (8.33%) SCCM
2 4 (2.78%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.08%) SCOM
3 3 (2.08%) WSUS
4 2 (1.39%) Nagios
4 2 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.39%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.39%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 102 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.89%) Cisco
3 15 (10.42%) Citrix
4 11 (7.64%) HP
5 9 (6.25%) Apple
5 9 (6.25%) VMware
6 8 (5.56%) Oracle
7 7 (4.86%) Intel
7 7 (4.86%) IBM
8 6 (4.17%) LANDesk
9 5 (3.47%) Avaya
9 5 (3.47%) Sun
9 5 (3.47%) EMC
9 5 (3.47%) Juniper
10 4 (2.78%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.78%) Symantec
10 4 (2.78%) Toshiba
10 4 (2.78%) Dell
11 3 (2.08%) SAP
11 3 (2.08%) Adobe
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