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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 605 633 587
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -46
Permanent jobs citing MOS 26 19 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.059% 0.039% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 25 19 22
Average salary £42,500 £36,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.43% -7.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £33,500 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £41,500 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £27,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+21.81% +10.00%
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
11140 12094 11171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.21% 25.12% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9069 9723 9017
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +45 12 £38,000 +8.57%
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 53 (71.62%) MS Office
2 52 (70.27%) Microsoft
3 43 (58.11%) Windows
3 43 (58.11%) MS Excel
4 38 (51.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (32.43%) MCSE
6 22 (29.73%) Cisco
6 22 (29.73%) Active Directory
7 21 (28.38%) ITIL
8 20 (27.03%) MCSA
9 19 (25.68%) Law
9 19 (25.68%) Windows 7
10 18 (24.32%) Windows XP
10 18 (24.32%) LAN
10 18 (24.32%) WAN
11 17 (22.97%) SAN
12 16 (21.62%) SLA
12 16 (21.62%) Legal
12 16 (21.62%) Windows 8
12 16 (21.62%) Degree
13 15 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (20.27%) VMware
13 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (20.27%) CCNA
13 15 (20.27%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (20.27%) HP
14 13 (17.57%) MS Visio
14 13 (17.57%) Replication
15 12 (16.22%) Finance

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.46%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.11%) WorkSite
4 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.05%) Lync
5 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.70%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 53 (71.62%) MS Office
2 43 (58.11%) MS Excel
3 13 (17.57%) MS Visio
4 9 (12.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (6.76%) MS Project
6 2 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) SAP CCM
1 3 (4.05%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.32%) LAN
1 18 (24.32%) WAN
2 17 (22.97%) SAN
3 12 (16.22%) VoIP
4 9 (12.16%) WebEx
5 4 (5.41%) VPN
6 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.05%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.70%) Wireless
7 2 (2.70%) DHCP
8 1 (1.35%) HTTP
8 1 (1.35%) DNS
8 1 (1.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.35%) MS Access
1 1 (1.35%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (1.35%) FrontPage
General
1 19 (25.68%) Law
2 16 (21.62%) Legal
3 12 (16.22%) Finance
4 2 (2.70%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (36.49%) Analyst
2 19 (25.68%) Support Analyst
3 15 (20.27%) Trainer
4 13 (17.57%) IT Trainer
5 12 (16.22%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (16.22%) Service Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (6.76%) IT Support
8 4 (5.41%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.05%) Legal Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Technical Support Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support
9 3 (4.05%) Technical Support
9 3 (4.05%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) Replication
2 12 (16.22%) Blackberry
2 12 (16.22%) Private Cloud
3 10 (13.51%) E-Learning
3 10 (13.51%) PDA
4 6 (8.11%) iPhone
5 4 (5.41%) Learning Management System
5 4 (5.41%) Thin Client
5 4 (5.41%) Fat Client
5 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.70%) CMDB
7 2 (2.70%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.70%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.35%) AS400
8 1 (1.35%) BBC
8 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (58.11%) Windows
2 19 (25.68%) Windows 7
3 18 (24.32%) Windows XP
4 16 (21.62%) Windows 8
5 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (16.22%) Linux
6 12 (16.22%) UNIX
7 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (13.51%) Mac OS X
7 10 (13.51%) Windows Vista
7 10 (13.51%) Android
8 8 (10.81%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) ITIL
2 12 (16.22%) High Availability
3 11 (14.86%) Service Delivery
4 10 (13.51%) Service Management
5 7 (9.46%) Migration
6 6 (8.11%) Coaching
7 5 (6.76%) Incident Management
7 5 (6.76%) ITSM
7 5 (6.76%) Project Management
8 4 (5.41%) CRM
8 4 (5.41%) Business Continuity
8 4 (5.41%) Document Management
9 3 (4.05%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.05%) ERP
9 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2
10 2 (2.70%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.70%) Asset Management
10 2 (2.70%) Software Deployment
10 2 (2.70%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.76%) VBA
2 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.35%) C
2 1 (1.35%) SQL
2 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (51.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (32.43%) MCSE
3 20 (27.03%) MCSA
4 16 (21.62%) Degree
5 15 (20.27%) CCNA
5 15 (20.27%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (16.22%) SC Cleared
6 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
6 12 (16.22%) VTSP
7 11 (14.86%) HNC
7 11 (14.86%) HND
8 8 (10.81%) MCITP
9 5 (6.76%) MCP
9 5 (6.76%) A+ Certification
10 3 (4.05%) MCDST
10 3 (4.05%) MCTS
11 2 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.70%) MCT
12 1 (1.35%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 22 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.11%) XenApp
3 6 (8.11%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) SCCM
2 3 (4.05%) SCOM
2 3 (4.05%) WSUS
3 2 (2.70%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (2.70%) Nagios
3 2 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.70%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.35%) WMI
4 1 (1.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 52 (70.27%) Microsoft
2 22 (29.73%) Cisco
3 15 (20.27%) HP
3 15 (20.27%) VMware
4 12 (16.22%) Juniper
4 12 (16.22%) EMC
4 12 (16.22%) Intel
4 12 (16.22%) Citrix
4 12 (16.22%) IBM
4 12 (16.22%) Oracle
4 12 (16.22%) Sun
5 10 (13.51%) Apple
6 3 (4.05%) JD Edwards
6 3 (4.05%) BT
6 3 (4.05%) LANDesk
6 3 (4.05%) SAP
6 3 (4.05%) Avaya
7 2 (2.70%) CA
7 2 (2.70%) Lotus
7 2 (2.70%) Dell