The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 832 804 833
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +29
Permanent jobs citing MOS 42 41 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.040% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 38 37 36
Average salary £34,750 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.71% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,950 £23,100 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £55,000 £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £25,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.93% -22.30%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29737 27676 30969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.15% 27.18% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23485 22525 26770
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MOS
UK

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 -49 18 £36,500 -8.75% 3
South East -12 10 £27,500 +1.85% 4
East Midlands 0 9 £27,000 -48.57% 2
East of England -3 2 £26,750 +11.45% 1
West Midlands -8 2 £29,750 +32.22%
North West - 1 £33,000 - 1
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 65 (55.56%) MS Office
2 64 (54.70%) ITIL
3 59 (50.43%) Windows
4 58 (49.57%) Microsoft
5 48 (41.03%) MS Excel
6 40 (34.19%) SLA
7 39 (33.33%) Law
8 34 (29.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (26.50%) Windows 7
10 29 (24.79%) Active Directory
11 28 (23.93%) MCSA
12 25 (21.37%) Telecoms
13 24 (20.51%) MCP
14 21 (17.95%) MCSE
14 21 (17.95%) Legal
15 18 (15.38%) Apple
15 18 (15.38%) Finance
16 17 (14.53%) Service Delivery
17 15 (12.82%) MS Exchange
18 14 (11.97%) Remedy
18 14 (11.97%) F5
18 14 (11.97%) ITIL V3
19 13 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
19 13 (11.11%) Service Management
19 13 (11.11%) Windows XP
19 13 (11.11%) TCP/IP
20 12 (10.26%) DHCP
20 12 (10.26%) Citrix
20 12 (10.26%) SharePoint
20 12 (10.26%) Crystal Reports

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 15 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 11 (9.40%) WorkSite
4 10 (8.55%) Lync
5 7 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (4.27%) Moodle
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 65 (55.56%) MS Office
2 48 (41.03%) MS Excel
3 13 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.42%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.42%) MS Project
5 3 (2.56%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.13%) Office 365
2 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 12 (10.26%) DHCP
2 12 (10.26%) Firewall
3 9 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (7.69%) FWSM
4 8 (6.84%) WAN
4 8 (6.84%) VPN
4 8 (6.84%) LAN
5 7 (5.98%) Internet
6 6 (5.13%) Ethernet
6 6 (5.13%) DNS
6 6 (5.13%) SAN
7 5 (4.27%) ADSL
8 3 (2.56%) Broadband
8 3 (2.56%) VoIP
9 2 (1.71%) Intranet
10 1 (0.85%) HTTP
10 1 (0.85%) Wireless
10 1 (0.85%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.85%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.26%) Crystal Reports
2 9 (7.69%) MySQL
3 4 (3.42%) MS Access
3 4 (3.42%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (3.42%) MSI
1 4 (3.42%) InstallShield
1 4 (3.42%) AdminStudio
1 4 (3.42%) FrontPage
1 4 (3.42%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 39 (33.33%) Law
2 25 (21.37%) Telecoms
3 21 (17.95%) Legal
4 18 (15.38%) Finance
5 6 (5.13%) Back Office
6 5 (4.27%) Front Office
6 5 (4.27%) Banking
7 4 (3.42%) Billing
8 2 (1.71%) Publishing
9 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.85%) Electronics
9 1 (0.85%) Marketing
9 1 (0.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 54 (46.15%) Analyst
2 40 (34.19%) Support Analyst
3 32 (27.35%) Trainer
4 26 (22.22%) IT Trainer
5 21 (17.95%) Service Desk Analyst
5 21 (17.95%) Service Analyst
6 14 (11.97%) Desktop Support
6 14 (11.97%) Desktop Analyst
6 14 (11.97%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 14 (11.97%) Team Leader
7 10 (8.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (8.55%) OSS Engineer
8 9 (7.69%) Legal Analyst
8 9 (7.69%) Technical Support Analyst
8 9 (7.69%) Technical Support
8 9 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
9 8 (6.84%) Support Engineer
9 8 (6.84%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 7 (5.98%) OSS Support Engineer
11 6 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) COM
1 1 (0.85%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) Firmware
1 9 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.42%) NHS
2 4 (3.42%) Statistics
2 4 (3.42%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.56%) E-Learning
3 3 (2.56%) CMDB
4 2 (1.71%) Video Editing
4 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.85%) DTV
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) AS400
5 1 (0.85%) iPhone
5 1 (0.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 59 (50.43%) Windows
2 31 (26.50%) Windows 7
3 13 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 10 (8.55%) Linux
5 9 (7.69%) UNIX
6 6 (5.13%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (54.70%) ITIL
2 17 (14.53%) Service Delivery
3 14 (11.97%) ITIL V3
4 13 (11.11%) Service Management
5 10 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (5.98%) Asset Management
7 6 (5.13%) Service Desk Management
7 6 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (3.42%) Migration
8 4 (3.42%) Release Management
8 4 (3.42%) CRM
8 4 (3.42%) Workflow
9 3 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (1.71%) ITSM
10 2 (1.71%) Configuration Management
10 2 (1.71%) Incident Management
11 1 (0.85%) Business Development
11 1 (0.85%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (0.85%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.26%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.84%) Korn
2 8 (6.84%) Perl
3 7 (5.98%) SQL
4 5 (4.27%) C
5 4 (3.42%) VBScript
5 4 (3.42%) VB
5 4 (3.42%) VBA
6 3 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (29.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (23.93%) MCSA
3 24 (20.51%) MCP
4 21 (17.95%) MCSE
5 11 (9.40%) MCT
6 10 (8.55%) CCNA
6 10 (8.55%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (8.55%) ECDL
7 8 (6.84%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (5.98%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (5.98%) Degree
9 6 (5.13%) MCSD
9 6 (5.13%) MCTS
10 5 (4.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (4.27%) HND
10 5 (4.27%) OCA
10 5 (4.27%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (2.56%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.71%) MCDST
12 2 (1.71%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (34.19%) SLA
2 6 (5.13%) ISO 9001
3 5 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (3.42%) QA
System Software
1 29 (24.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.27%) XenApp
3 4 (3.42%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (9.40%) SCCM
2 1 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 58 (49.57%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.38%) Apple
3 14 (11.97%) Remedy
3 14 (11.97%) F5
4 12 (10.26%) Sophos
4 12 (10.26%) Citrix
5 11 (9.40%) Oracle
6 10 (8.55%) Cisco
7 9 (7.69%) HP
8 8 (6.84%) Juniper
8 8 (6.84%) CheckPoint
9 7 (5.98%) BMC
9 7 (5.98%) Adobe
9 7 (5.98%) VMware
9 7 (5.98%) SolarWinds
10 6 (5.13%) EMC
11 5 (4.27%) Reuters
11 5 (4.27%) Bloomberg
11 5 (4.27%) Barracuda Networks
11 5 (4.27%) Computacenter
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