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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 244 236 270
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +34
Permanent jobs citing MOS 15 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.18% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.04% 0.68% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 0
Median salary £37,500 £27,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+38.88% -
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £32,500 £34,250
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.10%
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
1445 1623 1850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.81% 26.65% 24.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1129 1214 1554
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing MOS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

MOS Salary Histogram in the North West

MOS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -22 15 £37,500 +38.88%
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MOS.

1 23 (92.00%) MS Office
1 23 (92.00%) MS Excel
2 22 (88.00%) Windows
2 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (88.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 22 (88.00%) Windows 7
3 21 (84.00%) French Language
3 21 (84.00%) German Language
3 21 (84.00%) Degree
3 21 (84.00%) Acrobat
3 21 (84.00%) Adobe
3 21 (84.00%) SharePoint
3 21 (84.00%) Windows 10
3 21 (84.00%) iManage
4 15 (60.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL
6 2 (8.00%) MCP
6 2 (8.00%) LAN
6 2 (8.00%) WAN
6 2 (8.00%) Finance
6 2 (8.00%) Law
6 2 (8.00%) SLA
7 1 (4.00%) AppSense
7 1 (4.00%) Information Management
7 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (4.00%) Informatics
7 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
7 1 (4.00%) Health Informatics
7 1 (4.00%) VPN
7 1 (4.00%) C

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (84.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (92.00%) MS Excel
1 23 (92.00%) MS Office
2 22 (88.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 21 (84.00%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) LAN
1 2 (8.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
General
1 21 (84.00%) French Language
1 21 (84.00%) German Language
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (84.00%) Trainer
2 15 (60.00%) Coordinator
3 6 (24.00%) IT Trainer
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Health Informatics
1 1 (4.00%) Informatics
1 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (88.00%) Windows
1 22 (88.00%) Windows 7
2 21 (84.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
3 1 (4.00%) Information Management
3 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (84.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (84.00%) Adobe
2 21 (84.00%) iManage
3 1 (4.00%) AppSense
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix