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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 822 783 824
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +41
Permanent jobs citing MOS 47 46 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.045% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 44 42 35
Average salary £33,500 £32,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.29% +0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,600 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £54,750 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £25,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29627 27648 31020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.09% 27.21% 27.97%
Number of salaries quoted 23374 22505 26721
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
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 31 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 31 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 -45 19 £36,500 -7.59% 3
East Midlands 0 13 £27,000 -48.57% 2
South East -9 10 £27,500 +1.85% 2
East of England -8 2 £26,750 +11.45% 1
West Midlands -10 2 £29,750 +40.00%
North West - 1 £33,000 -
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 67 (55.83%) ITIL
2 65 (54.17%) MS Office
3 60 (50.00%) Windows
4 55 (45.83%) Microsoft
5 49 (40.83%) MS Excel
6 45 (37.50%) Law
7 39 (32.50%) SLA
8 34 (28.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 34 (28.33%) Windows 7
9 29 (24.17%) Active Directory
10 28 (23.33%) MCSA
11 27 (22.50%) MCP
12 23 (19.17%) Telecoms
13 21 (17.50%) Legal
14 20 (16.67%) Apple
14 20 (16.67%) MCSE
15 17 (14.17%) Finance
16 16 (13.33%) Service Delivery
16 16 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
16 16 (13.33%) TCP/IP
17 15 (12.50%) DHCP
17 15 (12.50%) MS Exchange
18 14 (11.67%) Remedy
18 14 (11.67%) F5
18 14 (11.67%) ITIL V3
19 13 (10.83%) MS PowerPoint
19 13 (10.83%) Service Management
19 13 (10.83%) Windows XP
20 12 (10.00%) SharePoint
20 12 (10.00%) Oracle

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 11 (9.17%) WorkSite
4 10 (8.33%) Lync
5 7 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (4.17%) Moodle
7 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 65 (54.17%) MS Office
2 49 (40.83%) MS Excel
3 13 (10.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.33%) MS Project
5 3 (2.50%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.00%) Office 365
2 2 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 15 (12.50%) DHCP
3 11 (9.17%) Firewall
4 9 (7.50%) FWSM
4 9 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (6.67%) VPN
6 7 (5.83%) Internet
6 7 (5.83%) Ethernet
6 7 (5.83%) LAN
6 7 (5.83%) WAN
6 7 (5.83%) DNS
7 6 (5.00%) SAN
8 5 (4.17%) ADSL
9 4 (3.33%) VoIP
10 3 (2.50%) Broadband
11 2 (1.67%) Intranet
11 2 (1.67%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.67%) NAS
11 2 (1.67%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.83%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
2 10 (8.33%) MySQL
3 4 (3.33%) MS Access
3 4 (3.33%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (3.33%) FrontPage
2 3 (2.50%) Wise Package Studio
2 3 (2.50%) MSI
2 3 (2.50%) InstallShield
2 3 (2.50%) AdminStudio
General
1 45 (37.50%) Law
2 23 (19.17%) Telecoms
3 21 (17.50%) Legal
4 17 (14.17%) Finance
5 6 (5.00%) Back Office
6 5 (4.17%) Banking
6 5 (4.17%) Front Office
7 3 (2.50%) Billing
8 2 (1.67%) Publishing
9 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.83%) Marketing
9 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.83%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 54 (45.00%) Analyst
2 41 (34.17%) Support Analyst
3 32 (26.67%) Trainer
4 25 (20.83%) IT Trainer
5 20 (16.67%) Service Analyst
5 20 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 17 (14.17%) Team Leader
7 16 (13.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 16 (13.33%) Desktop Support
7 16 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
8 12 (10.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 10 (8.33%) OSS Engineer
10 9 (7.50%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (7.50%) Technical Support
10 9 (7.50%) Legal Analyst
10 9 (7.50%) Technical Support Analyst
11 8 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (6.67%) Support Engineer
12 7 (5.83%) OSS Support Engineer
13 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) COM
1 1 (0.83%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.50%) Blackberry
1 9 (7.50%) Firmware
2 5 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.50%) CMDB
3 3 (2.50%) Statistics
3 3 (2.50%) E-Learning
3 3 (2.50%) NHS
4 2 (1.67%) Video Editing
4 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.83%) CCTV
5 1 (0.83%) Life Science
5 1 (0.83%) iPhone
5 1 (0.83%) iPad
5 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) AS400
5 1 (0.83%) DTV
5 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 60 (50.00%) Windows
2 34 (28.33%) Windows 7
3 13 (10.83%) Windows XP
4 11 (9.17%) Linux
5 10 (8.33%) UNIX
6 6 (5.00%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.67%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (55.83%) ITIL
2 16 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 14 (11.67%) ITIL V3
4 13 (10.83%) Service Management
5 10 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (8.33%) Service Desk Management
6 6 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (5.00%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.33%) CRM
7 4 (3.33%) Migration
8 3 (2.50%) Release Management
8 3 (2.50%) Workflow
8 3 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.67%) Configuration Management
9 2 (1.67%) ITSM
9 2 (1.67%) Software Deployment
9 2 (1.67%) Performance Management
9 2 (1.67%) Incident Management
10 1 (0.83%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.67%) Perl
2 8 (6.67%) SQL
2 8 (6.67%) Korn
3 5 (4.17%) C
4 4 (3.33%) VBA
5 3 (2.50%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.50%) VBScript
5 3 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (28.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (23.33%) MCSA
3 27 (22.50%) MCP
4 20 (16.67%) MCSE
5 11 (9.17%) MCT
6 10 (8.33%) ECDL
7 9 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (7.50%) CCNA
7 9 (7.50%) HND
8 8 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (5.83%) Degree
9 7 (5.83%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (5.00%) MCSD
10 6 (5.00%) MCTS
11 5 (4.17%) OCA
11 5 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
14 2 (1.67%) CCNP
14 2 (1.67%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (32.50%) SLA
2 7 (5.83%) ISO 9001
3 4 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 29 (24.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.17%) XenApp
3 3 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 55 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.67%) Apple
3 14 (11.67%) Remedy
3 14 (11.67%) F5
4 12 (10.00%) Oracle
4 12 (10.00%) Citrix
4 12 (10.00%) Sophos
5 10 (8.33%) Cisco
6 9 (7.50%) HP
7 8 (6.67%) Juniper
7 8 (6.67%) CheckPoint
8 7 (5.83%) SolarWinds
8 7 (5.83%) VMware
8 7 (5.83%) Adobe
8 7 (5.83%) BMC
9 6 (5.00%) EMC
10 5 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
10 5 (4.17%) BT
10 5 (4.17%) Reuters
10 5 (4.17%) Bloomberg
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