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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 248 234 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Permanent jobs citing MOS 5 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.069% 0.044% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.19% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 0
Average salary £29,000 - -
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 North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1697 1577 1938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.31% 22.88% 26.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1336 1337 1618
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 17 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
(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 - 5 £29,000 -
MOS
England

MOS
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) MCP
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (60.00%) Law
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Kindle
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Law
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Trainer
2 1 (20.00%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Kindle
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft