The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 247 238 258
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +20
Permanent jobs citing MOS 5 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.068% 0.015% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.064% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £24,500 £32,330
% change year-on-year
+6.12% -24.21%
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 North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1791 1564 1938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.50% 23.32% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1505 1304 1690
Average salary £40,000 £36,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MOS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MOS
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS across the North West region.

MOS Salary Trend in the North West

MOS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Manchester -11 5 - -
MOS
England

MOS
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) ITIL
3 8 (80.00%) Law
4 6 (60.00%) MS Office
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (60.00%) Legal
5 5 (50.00%) Windows
5 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (50.00%) A+ Certification
5 5 (50.00%) Document Management
5 5 (50.00%) MCDST
5 5 (50.00%) MCITP
5 5 (50.00%) Incident Management
5 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (50.00%) ITIL V3
6 4 (40.00%) MCP
6 4 (40.00%) LAN
6 4 (40.00%) WAN
6 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
7 1 (10.00%) Validation
7 1 (10.00%) Kindle
7 1 (10.00%) Coaching

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
General
1 8 (80.00%) Law
2 6 (60.00%) Legal
3 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Team Leader
1 5 (50.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Trainer
3 1 (10.00%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Document Management
2 5 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) A+ Certification
2 5 (50.00%) MCDST
2 5 (50.00%) MCITP
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft