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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 618 581 609
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +28
Permanent jobs citing MOS 16 25 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.035% 0.056% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.23% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 16 22 32
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £23,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £40,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £24,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -42.16%
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
11387 10997 12888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.72% 24.70% 25.95%
Number of salaries quoted 9090 9081 11010
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
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 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
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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 0 2 £36,250 +0.69% 1
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 39 (86.67%) MS Office
2 36 (80.00%) Windows
3 31 (68.89%) MS Excel
4 26 (57.78%) Law
5 24 (53.33%) Windows 7
6 22 (48.89%) ITIL
7 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 18 (40.00%) Apple
8 16 (35.56%) TCP/IP
9 14 (31.11%) Legal
9 14 (31.11%) DHCP
10 9 (20.00%) WorkSite
10 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
11 8 (17.78%) Citrix
11 8 (17.78%) MCT
12 7 (15.56%) MCSA
12 7 (15.56%) Finance
13 6 (13.33%) ECDL
13 6 (13.33%) Blackberry
13 6 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
14 5 (11.11%) SLA
14 5 (11.11%) CRM
14 5 (11.11%) MCP
14 5 (11.11%) Sophos
14 5 (11.11%) Reuters
14 5 (11.11%) Banking
14 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (11.11%) F5

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (20.00%) WorkSite
2 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.22%) CMS
Applications
1 39 (86.67%) MS Office
2 31 (68.89%) MS Excel
3 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
3 4 (8.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (8.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (35.56%) TCP/IP
2 14 (31.11%) DHCP
3 4 (8.89%) VPN
4 1 (2.22%) Firewall
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.22%) FWSM
4 1 (2.22%) LAN
4 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (8.89%) MS Access
1 4 (8.89%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (8.89%) FrontPage
General
1 26 (57.78%) Law
2 14 (31.11%) Legal
3 7 (15.56%) Finance
4 5 (11.11%) Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Electronics
5 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (64.44%) Analyst
2 25 (55.56%) Support Analyst
3 17 (37.78%) Trainer
4 15 (33.33%) Desktop Support
4 15 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 15 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 11 (24.44%) IT Trainer
6 7 (15.56%) Service Analyst
6 7 (15.56%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Legal Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Technical Support
7 5 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (8.89%) IT Consultant
8 4 (8.89%) Consultant
8 4 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Consultant
8 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Trainer
8 4 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.44%) NHS
2 2 (4.44%) Statistics
2 2 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Firmware
3 1 (2.22%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (80.00%) Windows
2 24 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
3 4 (8.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) CRM
3 4 (8.89%) Migration
3 4 (8.89%) ITIL V3
4 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.44%) Document Management
6 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.22%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.22%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.22%) Practice Management
6 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.89%) VBA
3 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (17.78%) MCT
3 7 (15.56%) MCSA
4 6 (13.33%) ECDL
5 5 (11.11%) MCP
6 4 (8.89%) Degree
7 2 (4.44%) MCSE
7 2 (4.44%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (4.44%) MCDST
8 1 (2.22%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.22%) CCNA
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
2 4 (8.89%) QA
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 18 (40.00%) Apple
2 8 (17.78%) Citrix
3 5 (11.11%) Sophos
3 5 (11.11%) F5
3 5 (11.11%) Reuters
4 4 (8.89%) Bloomberg
4 4 (8.89%) Remedy
4 4 (8.89%) Adobe
5 2 (4.44%) Infoflex
6 1 (2.22%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.22%) Open Text
6 1 (2.22%) Juniper
6 1 (2.22%) SAP
6 1 (2.22%) Cisco