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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 831 825 815
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Permanent jobs citing MOS 53 63 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.059% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.22% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 43 61 38
Average salary £40,000 £29,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.93% -9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £27,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £37,500 £43,850
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £27,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+21.81% +10.00%
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
27767 28927 26850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.16% 27.00% 27.00%
Number of salaries quoted 22508 22627 22033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +19 28 £45,000 +20.00% 3
East Midlands -8 12 £33,500 +24.07% 1
South East +10 9 £35,000 +27.27% 1
North West 0 2 £55,000 +89.65%
Yorkshire +11 1 £25,000 -16.66% 1
East of England -4 1 - - 2
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 94 (65.73%) Microsoft
2 84 (58.74%) MS Office
3 73 (51.05%) Windows
4 64 (44.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 55 (38.46%) MS Excel
6 53 (37.06%) ITIL
7 49 (34.27%) Active Directory
8 44 (30.77%) Windows 7
9 42 (29.37%) SLA
10 39 (27.27%) Law
11 31 (21.68%) Linux
12 30 (20.98%) Legal
13 29 (20.28%) MCSE
13 29 (20.28%) MCSA
14 28 (19.58%) Windows XP
14 28 (19.58%) Windows 8
15 26 (18.18%) HND
16 25 (17.48%) Service Delivery
17 24 (16.78%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (16.78%) MCP
18 23 (16.08%) UNIX
19 22 (15.38%) Oracle
19 22 (15.38%) Cisco
19 22 (15.38%) Degree
20 21 (14.69%) LAN
20 21 (14.69%) VoIP
20 21 (14.69%) Service Management
20 21 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
21 20 (13.99%) MS Exchange
21 20 (13.99%) VMware

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (13.99%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.99%) WorkSite
2 10 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (4.90%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.40%) Lync
7 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 84 (58.74%) MS Office
2 55 (38.46%) MS Excel
3 15 (10.49%) MS Visio
3 15 (10.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (6.29%) Final Cut Pro
5 8 (5.59%) Quicktime
6 5 (3.50%) MS Project
7 4 (2.80%) Acrobat
8 2 (1.40%) Photoshop
8 2 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) SAP CCM
1 2 (1.40%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (2.80%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.69%) LAN
1 21 (14.69%) VoIP
2 19 (13.29%) WAN
3 17 (11.89%) SAN
4 16 (11.19%) TCP/IP
5 15 (10.49%) DHCP
6 14 (9.79%) DNS
7 9 (6.29%) iSCSI
7 9 (6.29%) NAS
7 9 (6.29%) Unified Communications
7 9 (6.29%) WebEx
7 9 (6.29%) Ethernet
7 9 (6.29%) VPN
8 8 (5.59%) RTP
8 8 (5.59%) RTSP
9 5 (3.50%) HTTP
10 4 (2.80%) Wireless
10 4 (2.80%) IP Telephony
10 4 (2.80%) Internet
11 2 (1.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.89%) MySQL
2 16 (11.19%) Crystal Reports
3 10 (6.99%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.10%) MS Access
5 1 (0.70%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (0.70%) FrontPage
General
1 39 (27.27%) Law
2 30 (20.98%) Legal
3 14 (9.79%) Finance
4 9 (6.29%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.10%) French Language
5 3 (2.10%) German Language
5 3 (2.10%) Italian Language
5 3 (2.10%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.40%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (39.16%) Analyst
2 41 (28.67%) Support Analyst
3 25 (17.48%) Service Analyst
3 25 (17.48%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (16.08%) Trainer
5 20 (13.99%) IT Trainer
6 17 (11.89%) Team Leader
7 16 (11.19%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 13 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
8 13 (9.09%) Technical Support
8 13 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
9 12 (8.39%) Desktop Support
10 10 (6.99%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (6.99%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 10 (6.99%) Desktop Analyst
11 9 (6.29%) IT Support
12 8 (5.59%) Help Desk Analyst
12 8 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (4.90%) Desktop Engineer
13 7 (4.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.59%) Qt
2 1 (0.70%) STL
2 1 (0.70%) XML
2 1 (0.70%) Middleware
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (13.29%) Blackberry
3 13 (9.09%) Replication
4 12 (8.39%) E-Learning
4 12 (8.39%) PDA
4 12 (8.39%) Private Cloud
5 11 (7.69%) iPhone
6 10 (6.99%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (6.29%) Life Science
8 8 (5.59%) Video Editing
9 7 (4.90%) Management Information System
10 6 (4.20%) Computer Science
11 5 (3.50%) Learning Management System
12 4 (2.80%) Fat Client
12 4 (2.80%) Thin Client
13 3 (2.10%) Mathematics
14 2 (1.40%) Animation
14 2 (1.40%) CMDB
14 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
14 2 (1.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 73 (51.05%) Windows
2 44 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 31 (21.68%) Linux
4 28 (19.58%) Windows XP
4 28 (19.58%) Windows 8
5 24 (16.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (16.08%) UNIX
7 19 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (13.29%) Windows Vista
8 16 (11.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (9.79%) Android
10 12 (8.39%) Mac OS X
11 8 (5.59%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (37.06%) ITIL
2 25 (17.48%) Service Delivery
3 21 (14.69%) Service Management
4 15 (10.49%) Service Desk Management
5 12 (8.39%) High Availability
6 11 (7.69%) Software Deployment
7 10 (6.99%) Document Management
8 9 (6.29%) Performance Management
9 8 (5.59%) Multithreading
10 7 (4.90%) Coaching
10 7 (4.90%) ITSM
10 7 (4.90%) Migration
10 7 (4.90%) CRM
11 6 (4.20%) Incident Management
12 5 (3.50%) Business Continuity
12 5 (3.50%) Project Management
13 4 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
14 3 (2.10%) PRINCE2
14 3 (2.10%) ERP
14 3 (2.10%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.79%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.69%) SQL
3 9 (6.29%) C++
4 8 (5.59%) Python
5 6 (4.20%) VBA
6 5 (3.50%) VBScript
7 3 (2.10%) C
8 1 (0.70%) C#
8 1 (0.70%) Java
8 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (44.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (20.28%) MCSE
2 29 (20.28%) MCSA
3 26 (18.18%) HND
4 24 (16.78%) MCP
5 22 (15.38%) Degree
6 15 (10.49%) CCNA
6 15 (10.49%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (8.39%) MCDST
7 12 (8.39%) SC Cleared
7 12 (8.39%) Security Cleared
7 12 (8.39%) VTSP
8 11 (7.69%) HNC
9 9 (6.29%) MCITP
10 7 (4.90%) A+ Certification
11 4 (2.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.40%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (1.40%) MCTS
13 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.70%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (29.37%) SLA
2 14 (9.79%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.40%) QA
4 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (34.27%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.99%) XenApp
3 10 (6.99%) XenDesktop
4 5 (3.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (3.50%) XenServer
5 2 (1.40%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (5.59%) SCCM
2 5 (3.50%) WMI
3 2 (1.40%) WSUS
3 2 (1.40%) SCOM
3 2 (1.40%) Nagios
3 2 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.40%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.40%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.40%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.70%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.70%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 94 (65.73%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.38%) Oracle
2 22 (15.38%) Cisco
3 20 (13.99%) VMware
4 16 (11.19%) HP
5 15 (10.49%) Citrix
6 14 (9.79%) Intel
7 13 (9.09%) Apple
8 12 (8.39%) EMC
8 12 (8.39%) Juniper
8 12 (8.39%) IBM
8 12 (8.39%) Sun
9 5 (3.50%) AppSense
10 4 (2.80%) LANDesk
10 4 (2.80%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.80%) Avaya
11 3 (2.10%) Adobe
12 2 (1.40%) SAP
12 2 (1.40%) CA
12 2 (1.40%) Interwoven
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