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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 586 622 615
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -7
Permanent jobs citing MOS 26 14 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.059% 0.031% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.12% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 19 11 10
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £23,750 £32,415
% change year-on-year
+17.89% -26.73%
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
11267 11406 12348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.44% 25.12% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9222 9165 10383
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
City of London +41 12 £33,000 -12.00%
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 40 (95.24%) MS Office
2 35 (83.33%) Windows
3 24 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 20 (47.62%) Law
5 18 (42.86%) Legal
5 18 (42.86%) ITIL
6 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 15 (35.71%) MS Excel
7 11 (26.19%) Citrix
7 11 (26.19%) MCP
8 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
8 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
10 8 (19.05%) WorkSite
10 8 (19.05%) Blackberry
10 8 (19.05%) DHCP
10 8 (19.05%) Apple
10 8 (19.05%) CRM
10 8 (19.05%) Finance
11 7 (16.67%) Reuters
11 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 6 (14.29%) MCSE
12 6 (14.29%) Bloomberg
12 6 (14.29%) Asset Management
13 5 (11.90%) SQL
13 5 (11.90%) VMware
13 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (9.52%) Banking
14 4 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (9.52%) E-Learning

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (19.05%) WorkSite
2 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.76%) Lync
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 40 (95.24%) MS Office
2 15 (35.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.76%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
2 8 (19.05%) DHCP
3 4 (9.52%) VPN
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) VoIP
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (47.62%) Law
2 18 (42.86%) Legal
3 8 (19.05%) Finance
4 4 (9.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Analyst
2 16 (38.10%) Trainer
3 15 (35.71%) Support Analyst
4 12 (28.57%) IT Trainer
5 9 (21.43%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 9 (21.43%) Desktop Support
5 9 (21.43%) Desktop Analyst
6 7 (16.67%) Applications Support
6 7 (16.67%) Service Analyst
6 7 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) IT Support
8 2 (4.76%) Legal IT Trainer
8 2 (4.76%) Legal Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Technical Trainer
9 1 (2.38%) Technical Support Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) IT Support Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.38%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.52%) E-Learning
3 3 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.38%) Statistics
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (83.33%) Windows
2 24 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) ITIL
2 8 (19.05%) CRM
3 6 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 4 (9.52%) Content Management
5 3 (7.14%) Document Management
6 2 (4.76%) Practice Management
6 2 (4.76%) Validation
6 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.76%) Coaching
7 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.38%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) MCP
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (14.29%) MCSE
4 4 (9.52%) HND
4 4 (9.52%) Degree
5 3 (7.14%) MCDST
5 3 (7.14%) MCSA
6 2 (4.76%) A+ Certification
6 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.38%) MCT
7 1 (2.38%) MCTS
7 1 (2.38%) MCITP
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Citrix
3 8 (19.05%) Apple
4 7 (16.67%) Reuters
5 6 (14.29%) Bloomberg
6 5 (11.90%) VMware
7 3 (7.14%) LANDesk
8 2 (4.76%) Adobe
8 2 (4.76%) Open Text
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco
8 2 (4.76%) F5
9 1 (2.38%) Polycom