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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 806 827 830
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +3
Permanent jobs citing MOS 60 46 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.046% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 58 39 47
Average salary £29,000 £32,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% -22.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,200 £40,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £24,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -42.16%
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
28874 26629 31837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.06% 26.64% 28.72%
Number of salaries quoted 22749 21991 27082
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
South East +6 17 £27,500 +10.00% 1
London -16 16 £37,500 +2.73% 2
East Midlands - 15 £28,250 - 1
East of England -4 5 £29,000 +20.83%
North West -12 5 £29,000 -
Yorkshire -52 2 £30,000 +20.00%
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (57.52%) ITIL
2 58 (51.33%) MS Office
3 54 (47.79%) Windows
4 49 (43.36%) MS Excel
4 49 (43.36%) Microsoft
4 49 (43.36%) Law
5 37 (32.74%) Windows 7
6 36 (31.86%) SLA
7 35 (30.97%) MCP
8 32 (28.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (24.78%) MCSA
10 26 (23.01%) Active Directory
11 25 (22.12%) Crystal Reports
12 24 (21.24%) TCP/IP
12 24 (21.24%) Apple
13 21 (18.58%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (17.70%) Service Delivery
14 20 (17.70%) MCSE
15 19 (16.81%) Service Desk Management
16 18 (15.93%) DHCP
17 17 (15.04%) MS Exchange
17 17 (15.04%) Legal
17 17 (15.04%) Telecoms
18 16 (14.16%) HND
19 15 (13.27%) Windows XP
20 14 (12.39%) F5
20 14 (12.39%) ITIL V3
20 14 (12.39%) SharePoint
20 14 (12.39%) UNIX
20 14 (12.39%) Linux

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 17 (15.04%) MS Exchange
2 14 (12.39%) SharePoint
3 12 (10.62%) Lync
4 9 (7.96%) WorkSite
5 7 (6.19%) Moodle
6 6 (5.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.88%) CMS
Applications
1 58 (51.33%) MS Office
2 49 (43.36%) MS Excel
3 11 (9.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.54%) MS Project
4 4 (3.54%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.65%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.19%) Office 365
2 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.24%) TCP/IP
2 18 (15.93%) DHCP
3 12 (10.62%) Firewall
3 12 (10.62%) Ethernet
4 11 (9.73%) DNS
5 10 (8.85%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (8.85%) FWSM
6 9 (7.96%) Internet
6 9 (7.96%) LAN
6 9 (7.96%) VoIP
6 9 (7.96%) WAN
7 8 (7.08%) ADSL
7 8 (7.08%) VPN
8 4 (3.54%) Unified Communications
8 4 (3.54%) iSCSI
8 4 (3.54%) NAS
8 4 (3.54%) Broadband
9 2 (1.77%) SHDSL
9 2 (1.77%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.77%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.12%) Crystal Reports
2 9 (7.96%) MySQL
3 4 (3.54%) EDRMS
3 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.54%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (3.54%) FrontPage
1 4 (3.54%) Dreamweaver
General
1 49 (43.36%) Law
2 17 (15.04%) Legal
2 17 (15.04%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.08%) Finance
4 5 (4.42%) Banking
5 4 (3.54%) Front Office
5 4 (3.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (43.36%) Analyst
2 35 (30.97%) Support Analyst
3 29 (25.66%) Trainer
4 24 (21.24%) Team Leader
5 23 (20.35%) IT Trainer
6 22 (19.47%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 19 (16.81%) Service Analyst
7 19 (16.81%) Service Desk Analyst
8 15 (13.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 15 (13.27%) Desktop Support
8 15 (13.27%) Desktop Analyst
9 9 (7.96%) Support Engineer
10 7 (6.19%) OSS Engineer
11 5 (4.42%) Technical Support
11 5 (4.42%) Help Desk Analyst
11 5 (4.42%) Legal Analyst
11 5 (4.42%) Technical Support Analyst
11 5 (4.42%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (4.42%) OSS Support Engineer
12 4 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.77%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.58%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.62%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (9.73%) Blackberry
4 8 (7.08%) Firmware
5 4 (3.54%) CMDB
6 3 (2.65%) E-Learning
6 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.65%) Life Science
6 3 (2.65%) CCTV
7 2 (1.77%) iPad
7 2 (1.77%) iPhone
7 2 (1.77%) Statistics
7 2 (1.77%) AS400
7 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.77%) NHS
7 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.88%) DTV
8 1 (0.88%) VLE
8 1 (0.88%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 54 (47.79%) Windows
2 37 (32.74%) Windows 7
3 15 (13.27%) Windows XP
4 14 (12.39%) UNIX
4 14 (12.39%) Linux
5 6 (5.31%) Mac OS X
6 4 (3.54%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (57.52%) ITIL
2 20 (17.70%) Service Delivery
3 19 (16.81%) Service Desk Management
4 14 (12.39%) ITIL V3
5 9 (7.96%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (6.19%) Service Management
6 7 (6.19%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (4.42%) CRM
7 5 (4.42%) Migration
7 5 (4.42%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.54%) Software Deployment
8 4 (3.54%) Performance Management
9 3 (2.65%) Document Management
9 3 (2.65%) Coaching
10 2 (1.77%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (1.77%) Business Development
10 2 (1.77%) Asset Management
10 2 (1.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (1.77%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.96%) PowerShell
1 9 (7.96%) C
1 9 (7.96%) SQL
2 5 (4.42%) Perl
2 5 (4.42%) Korn
3 4 (3.54%) VBA
4 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (30.97%) MCP
2 32 (28.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (24.78%) MCSA
4 20 (17.70%) MCSE
5 16 (14.16%) HND
6 10 (8.85%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (8.85%) CCNA
7 9 (7.96%) ECDL
7 9 (7.96%) Network+ Certification
8 8 (7.08%) MCT
9 6 (5.31%) Degree
10 5 (4.42%) A+ Certification
11 4 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (3.54%) OCA
11 4 (3.54%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (1.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.77%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.77%) MCDST
12 2 (1.77%) MCTS
12 2 (1.77%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (31.86%) SLA
2 11 (9.73%) ISO 9001
3 4 (3.54%) QA
4 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (23.01%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) SCCM
2 4 (3.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (3.54%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (43.36%) Microsoft
2 24 (21.24%) Apple
3 14 (12.39%) F5
3 14 (12.39%) Cisco
4 13 (11.50%) HP
4 13 (11.50%) CheckPoint
4 13 (11.50%) Remedy
5 12 (10.62%) Sophos
6 11 (9.73%) Oracle
7 10 (8.85%) Citrix
7 10 (8.85%) Juniper
7 10 (8.85%) BMC
7 10 (8.85%) SolarWinds
8 7 (6.19%) Adobe
8 7 (6.19%) BT
8 7 (6.19%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (4.42%) Reuters
10 4 (3.54%) Huawei
10 4 (3.54%) Bloomberg
10 4 (3.54%) Symantec
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Posted: 11 days ago