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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 567 627 589
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -38
Permanent jobs citing MOS 40 26 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.093% 0.057% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.22% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 33 24 14
Average salary £31,500 £36,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.69% +8.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £28,316 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £38,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £26,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -
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
11069 11705 11303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.85% 25.55% 25.90%
Number of salaries quoted 9013 9482 9273
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
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 26 March 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 26 March 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
(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 +20 18 £30,500 -11.59% 3
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 60 (90.91%) MS Office
2 49 (74.24%) Windows
3 40 (60.61%) Microsoft
4 25 (37.88%) ITIL
4 25 (37.88%) Windows 7
5 22 (33.33%) Law
6 21 (31.82%) MS Excel
7 18 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 18 (27.27%) Citrix
7 18 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (27.27%) Legal
8 15 (22.73%) MCP
8 15 (22.73%) MS Exchange
9 13 (19.70%) Blackberry
10 12 (18.18%) MCSE
11 11 (16.67%) Windows XP
11 11 (16.67%) Finance
12 10 (15.15%) MCSA
12 10 (15.15%) Service Management
13 9 (13.64%) Cisco
13 9 (13.64%) E-Learning
13 9 (13.64%) SCCM
14 8 (12.12%) CRM
14 8 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
14 8 (12.12%) MCITP
15 7 (10.61%) VPN
15 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (10.61%) Asset Management
15 7 (10.61%) WorkSite
15 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 15 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.61%) WorkSite
3 6 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 5 (7.58%) Lync
4 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 60 (90.91%) MS Office
2 21 (31.82%) MS Excel
3 8 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (6.06%) MS Project
5 2 (3.03%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) SAP CCM
1 3 (4.55%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) VPN
2 5 (7.58%) LAN
2 5 (7.58%) WAN
3 4 (6.06%) SAN
4 3 (4.55%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (3.03%) DHCP
5 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.52%) VoIP
6 1 (1.52%) Intranet
6 1 (1.52%) Internet
6 1 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (33.33%) Law
2 18 (27.27%) Legal
3 11 (16.67%) Finance
4 3 (4.55%) Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 32 (48.48%) Analyst
2 22 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 18 (27.27%) Service Analyst
3 18 (27.27%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (25.76%) Trainer
5 14 (21.21%) IT Trainer
6 8 (12.12%) Help Desk Analyst
7 7 (10.61%) Desktop Support
8 5 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (7.58%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Desktop Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) IT Support
9 4 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Technical Support
9 4 (6.06%) Applications Support
9 4 (6.06%) Technical Support Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Legal Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Blackberry
2 9 (13.64%) E-Learning
3 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.06%) Thin Client
4 4 (6.06%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.03%) CMDB
5 2 (3.03%) Learning Management System
5 2 (3.03%) User Experience
6 1 (1.52%) iPhone
6 1 (1.52%) AS400
6 1 (1.52%) Replication
6 1 (1.52%) PDA
6 1 (1.52%) Statistics
6 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 49 (74.24%) Windows
2 25 (37.88%) Windows 7
3 11 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.58%) Android
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (4.55%) Mac OS X
6 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.03%) Linux
7 2 (3.03%) UNIX
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.88%) ITIL
2 10 (15.15%) Service Management
3 8 (12.12%) CRM
4 7 (10.61%) Asset Management
4 7 (10.61%) Coaching
5 5 (7.58%) Migration
6 4 (6.06%) Business Continuity
6 4 (6.06%) ITSM
6 4 (6.06%) Content Management
6 4 (6.06%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.55%) ITIL V3
7 3 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.55%) ERP
8 2 (3.03%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.03%) Validation
8 2 (3.03%) Change Control
8 2 (3.03%) Software License Management
8 2 (3.03%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.03%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) SQL
1 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
1 4 (6.06%) VBA
2 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (22.73%) MCP
3 12 (18.18%) MCSE
4 10 (15.15%) MCSA
5 8 (12.12%) MCITP
6 5 (7.58%) Degree
7 4 (6.06%) MCTS
7 4 (6.06%) HND
7 4 (6.06%) A+ Certification
8 3 (4.55%) MCDST
8 3 (4.55%) CCNA
8 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (3.03%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.06%) XenApp
3 4 (6.06%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) SCCM
2 3 (4.55%) SCOM
2 3 (4.55%) WSUS
3 2 (3.03%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (3.03%) Nagios
3 2 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 40 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 18 (27.27%) Citrix
3 9 (13.64%) Cisco
4 6 (9.09%) Reuters
4 6 (9.09%) Bloomberg
4 6 (9.09%) VMware
5 5 (7.58%) LANDesk
6 3 (4.55%) F5
6 3 (4.55%) BT
6 3 (4.55%) HP
6 3 (4.55%) JD Edwards
6 3 (4.55%) SAP
6 3 (4.55%) Avaya
7 2 (3.03%) CA
7 2 (3.03%) Adobe
7 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.03%) Dell
7 2 (3.03%) Intel
7 2 (3.03%) Symantec
7 2 (3.03%) McAfee
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