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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 811 773 845
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +72
Permanent jobs citing MOS 52 84 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.086% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.32% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 37 70 26
Average salary £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £23,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £45,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +14.58%
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
29160 26641 28361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 29.23% 27.18% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23372 21166 23584
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +17 21 £31,500 -15.43% 10
North West -2 10 - - 5
Yorkshire 0 9 £24,000 -15.78% 6
South East -45 7 £29,000 +9.43% 5
East Midlands +23 3 £22,000 -10.20% 4
West Midlands - 2 £25,000 - 3
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 90 (84.11%) MS Office
2 83 (77.57%) Windows
3 82 (76.64%) Microsoft
4 59 (55.14%) ITIL
5 57 (53.27%) Windows 7
6 47 (43.93%) MS Excel
7 40 (37.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 36 (33.64%) Law
9 29 (27.10%) Legal
10 28 (26.17%) Active Directory
11 26 (24.30%) MCP
12 23 (21.50%) MCDST
13 19 (17.76%) MS PowerPoint
13 19 (17.76%) SharePoint
13 19 (17.76%) E-Learning
14 18 (16.82%) Citrix
15 16 (14.95%) MCITP
15 16 (14.95%) Incident Management
15 16 (14.95%) ITIL V3
16 15 (14.02%) Coaching
17 14 (13.08%) Document Management
17 14 (13.08%) A+ Certification
17 14 (13.08%) LAN
17 14 (13.08%) Blackberry
18 13 (12.15%) Service Management
18 13 (12.15%) WAN
18 13 (12.15%) Lync
19 12 (11.21%) Security Cleared
19 12 (11.21%) MCSE
20 11 (10.28%) MCSA

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (17.76%) SharePoint
2 13 (12.15%) Lync
3 11 (10.28%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.74%) WorkSite
5 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.93%) Moodle
6 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 90 (84.11%) MS Office
2 47 (43.93%) MS Excel
3 19 (17.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (8.41%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (3.74%) MS Project
6 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) SAP CCM
1 3 (2.80%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.08%) LAN
2 13 (12.15%) WAN
3 6 (5.61%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.61%) VPN
4 4 (3.74%) Internet
5 3 (2.80%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.87%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.87%) VoIP
7 1 (0.93%) DHCP
7 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.93%) DNS
7 1 (0.93%) Intranet
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.93%) FWSM
7 1 (0.93%) SHDSL
7 1 (0.93%) OSPF
7 1 (0.93%) BGP
7 1 (0.93%) Firewall
7 1 (0.93%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.87%) MySQL
General
1 36 (33.64%) Law
2 29 (27.10%) Legal
3 10 (9.35%) Finance
4 8 (7.48%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.74%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.80%) Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (41.12%) Analyst
2 32 (29.91%) Trainer
2 32 (29.91%) Service Analyst
2 32 (29.91%) Service Desk Analyst
3 30 (28.04%) IT Trainer
4 29 (27.10%) Support Analyst
5 16 (14.95%) Team Leader
5 16 (14.95%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 12 (11.21%) Technical Team Leader
7 11 (10.28%) Technical Support Analyst
7 11 (10.28%) Technical Support
7 11 (10.28%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (5.61%) IT Support
8 6 (5.61%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (3.74%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.74%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (2.80%) Support Engineer
11 3 (2.80%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.74%) HTML
2 2 (1.87%) XML
2 2 (1.87%) JSON
2 2 (1.87%) Qt
3 1 (0.93%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.76%) E-Learning
2 14 (13.08%) Blackberry
3 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.87%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.87%) CMDB
7 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.93%) AS400
7 1 (0.93%) VLE
7 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.93%) Statistics
7 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.93%) iPad
7 1 (0.93%) User Experience
7 1 (0.93%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 83 (77.57%) Windows
2 57 (53.27%) Windows 7
3 10 (9.35%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.67%) Linux
4 5 (4.67%) Mac OS X
5 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.80%) UNIX
7 2 (1.87%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.87%) i5/OS
7 2 (1.87%) Android
7 2 (1.87%) OS/400
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (55.14%) ITIL
2 16 (14.95%) Incident Management
2 16 (14.95%) ITIL V3
3 15 (14.02%) Coaching
4 14 (13.08%) Document Management
5 13 (12.15%) Service Management
6 8 (7.48%) CRM
7 6 (5.61%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.61%) Asset Management
8 4 (3.74%) Content Management
8 4 (3.74%) Service Desk Management
9 3 (2.80%) ITSM
9 3 (2.80%) ERP
9 3 (2.80%) Validation
10 2 (1.87%) OO
10 2 (1.87%) Multithreading
10 2 (1.87%) Time Management
10 2 (1.87%) OOD
10 2 (1.87%) Configuration Management
10 2 (1.87%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.74%) SQL
1 4 (3.74%) T-SQL
2 2 (1.87%) C
2 2 (1.87%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (37.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (24.30%) MCP
3 23 (21.50%) MCDST
4 16 (14.95%) MCITP
5 14 (13.08%) A+ Certification
6 12 (11.21%) MCSE
6 12 (11.21%) Security Cleared
7 11 (10.28%) MCSA
8 7 (6.54%) HND
9 4 (3.74%) MCTS
9 4 (3.74%) Degree
10 3 (2.80%) MCT
11 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.87%) IBM Certification
11 2 (1.87%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.93%) CCNA
12 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.35%) ISO 9001
2 7 (6.54%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (26.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.80%) XenApp
4 2 (1.87%) vSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (6.54%) SCCM
2 4 (3.74%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.80%) WSUS
3 3 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.80%) SCOM
4 2 (1.87%) Nagios
4 2 (1.87%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.87%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 82 (76.64%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.82%) Citrix
3 11 (10.28%) Cisco
4 9 (8.41%) Adobe
5 7 (6.54%) Reuters
5 7 (6.54%) VMware
6 6 (5.61%) Bloomberg
7 5 (4.67%) Symantec
8 4 (3.74%) BT
8 4 (3.74%) LANDesk
8 4 (3.74%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.74%) F5
8 4 (3.74%) HP
9 3 (2.80%) SAP
9 3 (2.80%) Apple
9 3 (2.80%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.87%) CA
10 2 (1.87%) Avaya
10 2 (1.87%) IBM
10 2 (1.87%) Dell
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