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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 587 628 596
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -32
Permanent jobs citing MOS 46 32 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.065% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.25% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 38 28 19
Average salary £32,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £28,316 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £26,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -18.46%
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
11629 12565 11690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 26.14% 25.67% 25.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9543 10213 9563
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £74,600 £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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +42 21 £31,500 -14.86%
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 54 (84.38%) MS Office
2 42 (65.63%) Microsoft
3 41 (64.06%) Windows
4 28 (43.75%) MS Excel
5 23 (35.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (35.94%) Law
6 21 (32.81%) ITIL
7 18 (28.13%) Active Directory
8 17 (26.56%) Windows 7
9 16 (25.00%) Legal
10 14 (21.88%) MCSE
10 14 (21.88%) MCSA
10 14 (21.88%) Windows XP
11 12 (18.75%) Cisco
12 10 (15.63%) Citrix
12 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (15.63%) SLA
12 10 (15.63%) E-Learning
12 10 (15.63%) Blackberry
12 10 (15.63%) Service Management
12 10 (15.63%) Coaching
12 10 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
12 10 (15.63%) SCCM
12 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (14.06%) WebEx
13 9 (14.06%) Finance
13 9 (14.06%) MS Exchange
13 9 (14.06%) MS Project
14 8 (12.50%) MCP
14 8 (12.50%) Windows 8

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.50%) WorkSite
3 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.69%) Lync
6 2 (3.13%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 54 (84.38%) MS Office
2 28 (43.75%) MS Excel
3 10 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (14.06%) MS Project
5 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) SAP CCM
1 3 (4.69%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) WebEx
2 7 (10.94%) LAN
2 7 (10.94%) WAN
2 7 (10.94%) SAN
3 6 (9.38%) VPN
4 3 (4.69%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.13%) VoIP
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.56%) DHCP
6 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.56%) Intranet
6 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) MS Access
2 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.56%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) FrontPage
1 1 (1.56%) Dreamweaver
General
1 23 (35.94%) Law
2 16 (25.00%) Legal
3 9 (14.06%) Finance
4 4 (6.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (46.88%) Analyst
2 19 (29.69%) Support Analyst
3 15 (23.44%) Service Analyst
3 15 (23.44%) Trainer
3 15 (23.44%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (20.31%) IT Trainer
5 7 (10.94%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Desktop Support
7 5 (7.81%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) IT Support
9 3 (4.69%) Deskside Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Training Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Technical Support Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Legal Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) E-Learning
1 10 (15.63%) Blackberry
2 6 (9.38%) Learning Management System
2 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.81%) PDA
3 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.25%) Thin Client
4 4 (6.25%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.69%) iPhone
5 3 (4.69%) Replication
6 2 (3.13%) CMDB
6 2 (3.13%) Mathematics
6 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.13%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.13%) User Experience
7 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.56%) AS400
7 1 (1.56%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 41 (64.06%) Windows
2 17 (26.56%) Windows 7
3 14 (21.88%) Windows XP
4 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 7 (10.94%) Android
6 7 (10.94%) Mac OS X
7 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (7.81%) Windows Vista
7 5 (7.81%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (6.25%) Linux
8 4 (6.25%) UNIX
9 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.81%) ITIL
2 10 (15.63%) Service Management
2 10 (15.63%) Coaching
3 7 (10.94%) Migration
4 6 (9.38%) ITSM
4 6 (9.38%) Service Delivery
4 6 (9.38%) CRM
5 4 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 4 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.69%) ERP
6 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.13%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.13%) Project Management
7 2 (3.13%) Content Management
7 2 (3.13%) Information Management
7 2 (3.13%) Document Management
7 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.81%) VBA
2 2 (3.13%) SQL
2 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (35.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (21.88%) MCSE
2 14 (21.88%) MCSA
3 8 (12.50%) MCP
3 8 (12.50%) MCITP
4 7 (10.94%) Degree
5 5 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (7.81%) CCNA
6 4 (6.25%) A+ Certification
6 4 (6.25%) HND
7 3 (4.69%) MCTS
7 3 (4.69%) MCT
8 2 (3.13%) HNC
8 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.13%) MCDST
8 2 (3.13%) VTSP
9 1 (1.56%) ECDL
9 1 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.81%) XenApp
3 5 (7.81%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) SCCM
2 3 (4.69%) WSUS
2 3 (4.69%) SCOM
3 2 (3.13%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.13%) Nagios
3 2 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.13%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 42 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.75%) Cisco
3 10 (15.63%) Citrix
4 6 (9.38%) VMware
5 5 (7.81%) Apple
5 5 (7.81%) HP
6 4 (6.25%) Intel
7 3 (4.69%) LANDesk
7 3 (4.69%) SAP
7 3 (4.69%) JD Edwards
7 3 (4.69%) Avaya
7 3 (4.69%) BT
8 2 (3.13%) Toshiba
8 2 (3.13%) Computacenter
8 2 (3.13%) Juniper
8 2 (3.13%) Sun
8 2 (3.13%) Dell
8 2 (3.13%) EMC
8 2 (3.13%) IBM
8 2 (3.13%) CA
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