The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 568 629 596
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -33
Permanent jobs citing MOS 51 31 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.063% 0.047%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 44 27 20
Average salary £34,750 £36,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.79% -14.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £28,316 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £38,800 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £27,000 £30,750
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.19%
MOS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11177 12554 10926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.89% 25.71% 25.41%
Number of salaries quoted 9109 10221 8911
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MOS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in London

MOS
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS across the London region.

MOS Salary Trend in London

MOS
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS across the London region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

MOS Salary Histogram in London

MOS
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the London region over the 3 months to 2 June 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
City of London +72 22 £33,000 -5.71%
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 59 (78.67%) MS Office
2 50 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 46 (61.33%) Windows
4 40 (53.33%) MS Excel
5 32 (42.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (33.33%) Law
7 24 (32.00%) ITIL
8 23 (30.67%) Active Directory
9 21 (28.00%) Legal
10 20 (26.67%) MCSA
11 19 (25.33%) Windows XP
11 19 (25.33%) Windows 7
12 18 (24.00%) MCSE
13 17 (22.67%) Cisco
14 16 (21.33%) SLA
15 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (20.00%) Blackberry
15 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (17.33%) Windows 8
16 13 (17.33%) LAN
16 13 (17.33%) WAN
17 12 (16.00%) Mac OS X
17 12 (16.00%) SAN
17 12 (16.00%) Finance
17 12 (16.00%) Degree
18 11 (14.67%) Service Delivery
18 11 (14.67%) Citrix
19 10 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
19 10 (13.33%) HP
19 10 (13.33%) CCNA

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 9 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.67%) WorkSite
3 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.00%) Lync
5 3 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.67%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 59 (78.67%) MS Office
2 40 (53.33%) MS Excel
3 10 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (12.00%) MS Visio
4 9 (12.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) SAP ERP
1 3 (4.00%) SAP CCM
2 1 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.33%) LAN
1 13 (17.33%) WAN
2 12 (16.00%) SAN
3 9 (12.00%) WebEx
4 7 (9.33%) VoIP
5 6 (8.00%) VPN
6 3 (4.00%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.67%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.33%) Wireless
8 1 (1.33%) DHCP
8 1 (1.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.33%) MS Access
1 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.33%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) FrontPage
1 1 (1.33%) Dreamweaver
General
1 25 (33.33%) Law
2 21 (28.00%) Legal
3 12 (16.00%) Finance
4 4 (5.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 32 (42.67%) Analyst
2 21 (28.00%) Support Analyst
3 15 (20.00%) Trainer
3 15 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 15 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (17.33%) IT Trainer
5 7 (9.33%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Desktop Support
6 6 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (8.00%) IT Support
7 4 (5.33%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.33%) Legal Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Deskside Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Training Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 10 (13.33%) E-Learning
2 10 (13.33%) PDA
3 8 (10.67%) Replication
4 7 (9.33%) Private Cloud
5 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (8.00%) Learning Management System
5 6 (8.00%) iPhone
6 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
7 4 (5.33%) Thin Client
7 4 (5.33%) Fat Client
8 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
9 2 (2.67%) Smartphone
9 2 (2.67%) CMDB
9 2 (2.67%) User Experience
10 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (1.33%) BBC
10 1 (1.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 46 (61.33%) Windows
2 19 (25.33%) Windows XP
2 19 (25.33%) Windows 7
3 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (17.33%) Windows 8
5 12 (16.00%) Mac OS X
6 10 (13.33%) Windows Vista
6 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (13.33%) Android
7 9 (12.00%) UNIX
7 9 (12.00%) Linux
8 8 (10.67%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.33%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) ITIL
2 11 (14.67%) Service Delivery
3 10 (13.33%) Service Management
3 10 (13.33%) Coaching
4 7 (9.33%) High Availability
4 7 (9.33%) Migration
5 6 (8.00%) ITSM
6 5 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 5 (6.67%) Project Management
7 4 (5.33%) CRM
7 4 (5.33%) Business Continuity
7 4 (5.33%) Document Management
7 4 (5.33%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.00%) ERP
9 2 (2.67%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.67%) Information Management
9 2 (2.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) VBA
2 1 (1.33%) C
2 1 (1.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (42.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (26.67%) MCSA
3 18 (24.00%) MCSE
4 12 (16.00%) Degree
5 10 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (13.33%) CCNA
6 8 (10.67%) MCITP
7 7 (9.33%) SC Cleared
7 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
7 7 (9.33%) VTSP
7 7 (9.33%) HNC
7 7 (9.33%) HND
8 6 (8.00%) MCP
9 5 (6.67%) A+ Certification
10 3 (4.00%) MCDST
10 3 (4.00%) MCTS
10 3 (4.00%) MCT
11 2 (2.67%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (2.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.33%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (30.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.67%) XenApp
3 5 (6.67%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) SCCM
2 3 (4.00%) SCOM
2 3 (4.00%) WSUS
3 2 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.67%) Nagios
3 2 (2.67%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.67%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.67%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 50 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.67%) Cisco
3 11 (14.67%) Citrix
4 10 (13.33%) HP
4 10 (13.33%) Apple
5 9 (12.00%) VMware
5 9 (12.00%) Intel
6 7 (9.33%) Juniper
6 7 (9.33%) Oracle
6 7 (9.33%) EMC
6 7 (9.33%) Sun
6 7 (9.33%) IBM
7 3 (4.00%) LANDesk
7 3 (4.00%) BT
7 3 (4.00%) SAP
7 3 (4.00%) JD Edwards
7 3 (4.00%) Avaya
8 2 (2.67%) CA
8 2 (2.67%) Lotus
8 2 (2.67%) Dell
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