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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 805 786 839
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +53
Permanent jobs citing MOS 73 82 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.077% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.28% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 56 62 28
Average salary £30,000 £27,908 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.49% -14.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £37,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -
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
27969 28959 28683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.36% 27.14% 27.84%
Number of salaries quoted 22168 23281 23524
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 £67,500 £65,000 £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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +21 39 £32,000 -12.32% 3
Yorkshire -2 11 £24,000 -8.57% 2
North West +17 10 £27,500 -
South East -14 7 £29,000 +9.43%
East Midlands -1 3 £27,750 +13.26% 2
West Midlands - 2 £25,000 - 2
South West -8 1 £22,000 -32.30%
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 108 (84.38%) MS Office
2 97 (75.78%) Microsoft
3 95 (74.22%) Windows
4 65 (50.78%) ITIL
5 63 (49.22%) Windows 7
6 51 (39.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 45 (35.16%) MS Excel
8 43 (33.59%) Law
9 40 (31.25%) Active Directory
10 37 (28.91%) Legal
11 27 (21.09%) MCDST
12 26 (20.31%) MCP
13 24 (18.75%) Service Management
14 22 (17.19%) MCITP
15 21 (16.41%) Citrix
16 20 (15.63%) MS Exchange
17 19 (14.84%) MS PowerPoint
18 18 (14.06%) Document Management
18 18 (14.06%) Blackberry
18 18 (14.06%) E-Learning
19 16 (12.50%) Incident Management
20 15 (11.72%) ITIL V3
20 15 (11.72%) Windows XP
20 15 (11.72%) MCSE
20 15 (11.72%) A+ Certification
21 14 (10.94%) SharePoint
21 14 (10.94%) Coaching
22 13 (10.16%) LAN
22 13 (10.16%) MCSA
22 13 (10.16%) Cisco

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 20 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.94%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.59%) Lync
4 7 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (5.47%) WorkSite
5 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.56%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 108 (84.38%) MS Office
2 45 (35.16%) MS Excel
3 19 (14.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (6.25%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (3.13%) Acrobat
5 4 (3.13%) MS Project
6 2 (1.56%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) SAP CCM
1 3 (2.34%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.16%) LAN
2 12 (9.38%) WAN
3 9 (7.03%) VPN
4 6 (4.69%) IP Telephony
5 5 (3.91%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (3.13%) SAN
6 4 (3.13%) Internet
7 3 (2.34%) Wireless
8 2 (1.56%) DHCP
9 1 (0.78%) VoIP
9 1 (0.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.56%) MySQL
General
1 43 (33.59%) Law
2 37 (28.91%) Legal
3 12 (9.38%) Finance
4 7 (5.47%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.91%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.34%) Banking
7 2 (1.56%) French Language
7 2 (1.56%) German Language
7 2 (1.56%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (47.66%) Analyst
2 43 (33.59%) Support Analyst
3 38 (29.69%) Service Analyst
3 38 (29.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 30 (23.44%) Trainer
5 27 (21.09%) IT Trainer
6 17 (13.28%) Technical Support
6 17 (13.28%) Technical Support Analyst
6 17 (13.28%) Technical Analyst
7 14 (10.94%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 14 (10.94%) Team Leader
8 12 (9.38%) Technical Team Leader
9 11 (8.59%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (7.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 9 (7.03%) IT Support
11 8 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
12 7 (5.47%) Desktop Support
13 5 (3.91%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 5 (3.91%) Desktop Analyst
13 5 (3.91%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.13%) HTML
2 2 (1.56%) XML
2 2 (1.56%) JSON
2 2 (1.56%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.06%) Blackberry
1 18 (14.06%) E-Learning
2 10 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.91%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.91%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.34%) iPhone
5 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.34%) CMDB
6 2 (1.56%) Animation
6 2 (1.56%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.56%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.56%) User Experience
6 2 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.78%) AS400
7 1 (0.78%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.78%) PDA
7 1 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 95 (74.22%) Windows
2 63 (49.22%) Windows 7
3 15 (11.72%) Windows XP
4 10 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (7.03%) Android
6 5 (3.91%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (3.91%) Mac OS X
7 4 (3.13%) Linux
8 3 (2.34%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.56%) i5/OS
9 2 (1.56%) OS/400
9 2 (1.56%) UNIX
10 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (50.78%) ITIL
2 24 (18.75%) Service Management
3 18 (14.06%) Document Management
4 16 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 15 (11.72%) ITIL V3
6 14 (10.94%) Coaching
7 8 (6.25%) CRM
8 7 (5.47%) Validation
8 7 (5.47%) Asset Management
9 6 (4.69%) Business Continuity
9 6 (4.69%) ITSM
10 5 (3.91%) Migration
11 4 (3.13%) Service Delivery
11 4 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (3.13%) Software Deployment
11 4 (3.13%) Content Management
12 3 (2.34%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (2.34%) Configuration Management
12 3 (2.34%) ERP
13 2 (1.56%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.13%) SQL
1 4 (3.13%) T-SQL
1 4 (3.13%) VBA
2 2 (1.56%) C++
3 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (39.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (21.09%) MCDST
3 26 (20.31%) MCP
4 22 (17.19%) MCITP
5 15 (11.72%) MCSE
5 15 (11.72%) A+ Certification
6 13 (10.16%) MCSA
7 12 (9.38%) Security Cleared
8 9 (7.03%) Degree
9 6 (4.69%) HND
10 4 (3.13%) MCTS
11 3 (2.34%) CCNA
11 3 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.56%) MCT
12 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.56%) IBM Certification
13 1 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.59%) SLA
2 9 (7.03%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.47%) XenApp
3 4 (3.13%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.56%) vSphere
4 2 (1.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (8.59%) SCCM
2 4 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.34%) WSUS
3 3 (2.34%) SCOM
4 2 (1.56%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.56%) Nagios
4 2 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 97 (75.78%) Microsoft
2 21 (16.41%) Citrix
3 13 (10.16%) Cisco
4 10 (7.81%) Adobe
5 8 (6.25%) VMware
5 8 (6.25%) LANDesk
6 6 (4.69%) HP
6 6 (4.69%) Reuters
6 6 (4.69%) Bloomberg
7 5 (3.91%) Avaya
8 4 (3.13%) Symantec
8 4 (3.13%) Dell
8 4 (3.13%) ServiceNow
8 4 (3.13%) Toshiba
9 3 (2.34%) BT
9 3 (2.34%) JD Edwards
9 3 (2.34%) SAP
9 3 (2.34%) F5
10 2 (1.56%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.56%) McAfee
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