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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 801 825 816
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -9
Permanent jobs citing MOS 69 36 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.036% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 62 24 48
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -27.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,700 £39,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £24,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+18.36% -25.75%
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
29144 26729 30476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.32% 26.58% 28.76%
Number of salaries quoted 23278 21969 25637
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +15 27 £34,750 +5.30% 2
South East - 21 £35,500 - 1
East Midlands +13 12 £27,000 -
North West -13 4 £28,000 -
East of England -12 3 £29,000 +20.83%
Yorkshire -28 2 £30,000 +20.00%
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 71 (61.21%) MS Office
2 67 (57.76%) ITIL
3 66 (56.90%) Windows
4 57 (49.14%) Microsoft
5 48 (41.38%) Law
5 48 (41.38%) Windows 7
6 47 (40.52%) MS Excel
6 47 (40.52%) MCP
7 31 (26.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (24.14%) Active Directory
9 25 (21.55%) SLA
10 24 (20.69%) MCSA
11 21 (18.10%) SharePoint
11 21 (18.10%) MS Exchange
11 21 (18.10%) Crystal Reports
11 21 (18.10%) TCP/IP
11 21 (18.10%) Apple
12 20 (17.24%) Legal
13 19 (16.38%) MS PowerPoint
13 19 (16.38%) Service Desk Management
13 19 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (15.52%) Blackberry
14 18 (15.52%) Citrix
14 18 (15.52%) HND
15 17 (14.66%) MCSE
15 17 (14.66%) Service Delivery
16 16 (13.79%) E-Learning
16 16 (13.79%) Lync
17 15 (12.93%) DHCP
18 14 (12.07%) Windows XP

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 21 (18.10%) SharePoint
1 21 (18.10%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.79%) Lync
3 9 (7.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (6.03%) WorkSite
5 6 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.31%) Moodle
7 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.86%) CMS
Applications
1 71 (61.21%) MS Office
2 47 (40.52%) MS Excel
3 19 (16.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (8.62%) Adobe Captivate
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.10%) TCP/IP
2 15 (12.93%) DHCP
3 12 (10.34%) WAN
3 12 (10.34%) LAN
4 11 (9.48%) VPN
5 10 (8.62%) Ethernet
6 9 (7.76%) DNS
6 9 (7.76%) VoIP
7 8 (6.90%) Internet
8 6 (5.17%) Firewall
8 6 (5.17%) ADSL
8 6 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (5.17%) FWSM
9 4 (3.45%) NAS
9 4 (3.45%) Unified Communications
9 4 (3.45%) Broadband
9 4 (3.45%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.72%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.72%) SHDSL
10 2 (1.72%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.10%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.31%) MySQL
General
1 48 (41.38%) Law
2 20 (17.24%) Legal
3 14 (12.07%) Finance
4 12 (10.34%) Telecoms
5 8 (6.90%) Banking
6 1 (0.86%) Front Office
6 1 (0.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (39.66%) Analyst
2 36 (31.03%) Trainer
3 33 (28.45%) Support Analyst
4 32 (27.59%) IT Trainer
5 24 (20.69%) Team Leader
6 22 (18.97%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 20 (17.24%) Service Desk Analyst
7 20 (17.24%) Service Analyst
8 11 (9.48%) Desktop Support
8 11 (9.48%) Desktop Analyst
8 11 (9.48%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 6 (5.17%) Technical Support
9 6 (5.17%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (5.17%) Technical Support Analyst
10 5 (4.31%) Applications Support
10 5 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.31%) Support Engineer
11 4 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
11 4 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 4 (3.45%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.72%) HTML
1 2 (1.72%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (15.52%) Blackberry
3 16 (13.79%) E-Learning
4 13 (11.21%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.59%) CCTV
5 3 (2.59%) Life Science
6 2 (1.72%) CMDB
6 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.72%) AS400
6 2 (1.72%) iPhone
6 2 (1.72%) iPad
6 2 (1.72%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.86%) Kindle
7 1 (0.86%) VLE
7 1 (0.86%) Statistics
7 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 66 (56.90%) Windows
2 48 (41.38%) Windows 7
3 14 (12.07%) Windows XP
4 9 (7.76%) Linux
4 9 (7.76%) UNIX
5 6 (5.17%) Mac OS X
6 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.45%) Windows Vista
7 4 (3.45%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (57.76%) ITIL
2 19 (16.38%) Service Desk Management
3 17 (14.66%) Service Delivery
4 13 (11.21%) ITIL V3
5 8 (6.90%) Asset Management
6 7 (6.03%) Coaching
7 6 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (5.17%) CRM
8 5 (4.31%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.31%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (3.45%) Performance Management
9 4 (3.45%) Software Deployment
9 4 (3.45%) Document Management
10 3 (2.59%) Validation
10 3 (2.59%) Service Management
11 2 (1.72%) Practice Management
11 2 (1.72%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (1.72%) Configuration Management
11 2 (1.72%) Content Management
11 2 (1.72%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.76%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.90%) SQL
3 6 (5.17%) C
4 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.86%) Korn
5 1 (0.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (40.52%) MCP
2 31 (26.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (20.69%) MCSA
4 18 (15.52%) HND
5 17 (14.66%) MCSE
6 8 (6.90%) Network+ Certification
7 6 (5.17%) A+ Certification
7 6 (5.17%) Degree
7 6 (5.17%) CCNA
7 6 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.59%) ECDL
9 3 (2.59%) MCDST
10 2 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.86%) MCTS
11 1 (0.86%) MCITP
11 1 (0.86%) OCA
11 1 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.86%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (21.55%) SLA
2 14 (12.07%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.45%) Firmware
2 4 (3.45%) XenApp
3 3 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (5.17%) SCCM
2 4 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 57 (49.14%) Microsoft
2 21 (18.10%) Apple
3 18 (15.52%) Citrix
4 12 (10.34%) Cisco
4 12 (10.34%) F5
5 11 (9.48%) Reuters
6 10 (8.62%) Bloomberg
6 10 (8.62%) CheckPoint
6 10 (8.62%) Sophos
6 10 (8.62%) Adobe
7 9 (7.76%) Remedy
8 8 (6.90%) HP
9 6 (5.17%) Juniper
9 6 (5.17%) BMC
9 6 (5.17%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.31%) Barracuda Networks
10 5 (4.31%) Oracle
10 5 (4.31%) BT
11 4 (3.45%) Symantec
11 4 (3.45%) Nokia
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