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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 789 818 839
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +21
Permanent jobs citing MOS 78 75 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.075% 0.067% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.25% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 60 52 24
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,200 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,800 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,250 £26,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -19.23%
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
28376 30283 28909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.41% 27.18% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 22381 24475 23573
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £66,000
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 28 April 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 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +42 43 £32,500 -12.16% 2
Yorkshire +15 13 £25,000 +4.16% 1
North West +18 8 £27,500 -
South East -14 8 £29,000 +7.40% 2
East Midlands +11 3 £33,500 +36.73% 2
East of England +17 2 - - 1
South West - 1 £22,000 -
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 100 (81.30%) MS Office
2 96 (78.05%) Microsoft
3 86 (69.92%) Windows
4 63 (51.22%) ITIL
5 58 (47.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 53 (43.09%) Windows 7
7 48 (39.02%) MS Excel
8 43 (34.96%) Law
8 43 (34.96%) Active Directory
9 35 (28.46%) Legal
10 30 (24.39%) MCDST
11 28 (22.76%) Service Management
12 22 (17.89%) MCITP
13 18 (14.63%) MCP
13 18 (14.63%) Document Management
14 17 (13.82%) MCSE
14 17 (13.82%) Windows XP
14 17 (13.82%) Cisco
15 16 (13.01%) Incident Management
16 15 (12.20%) MS PowerPoint
16 15 (12.20%) SLA
16 15 (12.20%) A+ Certification
16 15 (12.20%) MCSA
16 15 (12.20%) Blackberry
17 14 (11.38%) MS Exchange
17 14 (11.38%) Citrix
17 14 (11.38%) Security Cleared
17 14 (11.38%) Coaching
18 13 (10.57%) ITIL V3
18 13 (10.57%) LAN

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 14 (11.38%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.50%) WorkSite
3 7 (5.69%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (4.88%) Lync
5 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.63%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 100 (81.30%) MS Office
2 48 (39.02%) MS Excel
3 15 (12.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (6.50%) MS Project
5 6 (4.88%) MS Visio
6 4 (3.25%) Acrobat
7 3 (2.44%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (1.63%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) SAP CCM
1 3 (2.44%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.07%) Office 365
2 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.57%) LAN
2 12 (9.76%) WAN
3 8 (6.50%) VPN
3 8 (6.50%) WebEx
4 7 (5.69%) SAN
5 6 (4.88%) IP Telephony
6 4 (3.25%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (3.25%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.44%) Internet
7 3 (2.44%) Wireless
8 2 (1.63%) VoIP
9 1 (0.81%) DHCP
9 1 (0.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.25%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.63%) MySQL
3 1 (0.81%) MS Access
3 1 (0.81%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (0.81%) FrontPage
General
1 43 (34.96%) Law
2 35 (28.46%) Legal
3 8 (6.50%) Finance
4 6 (4.88%) Multimedia
5 5 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.63%) French Language
6 2 (1.63%) German Language
6 2 (1.63%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 62 (50.41%) Analyst
2 45 (36.59%) Support Analyst
3 38 (30.89%) Service Analyst
3 38 (30.89%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (19.51%) Trainer
5 22 (17.89%) IT Trainer
6 20 (16.26%) Technical Support Analyst
6 20 (16.26%) Technical Analyst
6 20 (16.26%) Technical Support
7 15 (12.20%) Team Leader
7 15 (12.20%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 12 (9.76%) Technical Team Leader
9 10 (8.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 8 (6.50%) IT Support
11 8 (6.50%) Help Desk Analyst
12 6 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
12 6 (4.88%) Desktop Support
13 4 (3.25%) Help Desk Support
13 4 (3.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.63%) HTML
1 2 (1.63%) XML
1 2 (1.63%) JSON
1 2 (1.63%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.20%) Blackberry
2 12 (9.76%) E-Learning
3 10 (8.13%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.07%) Thin Client
5 5 (4.07%) Fat Client
5 5 (4.07%) iPhone
5 5 (4.07%) Learning Management System
6 4 (3.25%) PDA
6 4 (3.25%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.25%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.44%) CMDB
7 3 (2.44%) Replication
8 2 (1.63%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.63%) Animation
8 2 (1.63%) User Experience
8 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.81%) AS400
9 1 (0.81%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 86 (69.92%) Windows
2 53 (43.09%) Windows 7
3 17 (13.82%) Windows XP
4 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.94%) Android
6 8 (6.50%) Mac OS X
7 7 (5.69%) Windows 8
7 7 (5.69%) Windows Mobile
8 6 (4.88%) Linux
9 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.25%) UNIX
10 4 (3.25%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.63%) i5/OS
11 2 (1.63%) OS/400
11 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (51.22%) ITIL
2 28 (22.76%) Service Management
3 18 (14.63%) Document Management
4 16 (13.01%) Incident Management
5 14 (11.38%) Coaching
6 13 (10.57%) ITIL V3
7 8 (6.50%) Service Delivery
7 8 (6.50%) ITSM
8 7 (5.69%) Migration
9 6 (4.88%) Business Continuity
9 6 (4.88%) CRM
10 5 (4.07%) Validation
11 4 (3.25%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (3.25%) Software Deployment
12 3 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (2.44%) ERP
12 3 (2.44%) Configuration Management
12 3 (2.44%) Service Desk Management
12 3 (2.44%) Mentoring
13 2 (1.63%) Software License Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.69%) VBA
2 3 (2.44%) C
3 2 (1.63%) C++
3 2 (1.63%) SQL
3 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (47.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (24.39%) MCDST
3 22 (17.89%) MCITP
4 18 (14.63%) MCP
5 17 (13.82%) MCSE
6 15 (12.20%) MCSA
6 15 (12.20%) A+ Certification
7 14 (11.38%) Security Cleared
8 10 (8.13%) Degree
9 7 (5.69%) HND
10 5 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (4.07%) CCNA
11 3 (2.44%) MCT
11 3 (2.44%) MCTS
12 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.63%) IBM Certification
12 2 (1.63%) HNC
12 2 (1.63%) VTSP
13 1 (0.81%) ISEB
13 1 (0.81%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.20%) SLA
2 8 (6.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 43 (34.96%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.50%) XenApp
3 7 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.07%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.44%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.63%) vSphere
7 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (9.76%) SCCM
2 4 (3.25%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.44%) WSUS
3 3 (2.44%) SCOM
4 2 (1.63%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.63%) Nagios
4 2 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.63%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 96 (78.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.82%) Cisco
3 14 (11.38%) Citrix
4 8 (6.50%) HP
4 8 (6.50%) VMware
5 6 (4.88%) LANDesk
5 6 (4.88%) Adobe
6 5 (4.07%) Avaya
7 4 (3.25%) Apple
7 4 (3.25%) Dell
7 4 (3.25%) IBM
7 4 (3.25%) Intel
7 4 (3.25%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.25%) Toshiba
7 4 (3.25%) Symantec
8 3 (2.44%) BT
8 3 (2.44%) SAP
8 3 (2.44%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.63%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.63%) Interwoven
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