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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 252 252 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Permanent jobs citing MOS 2 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.030% 0.068% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 0
Average salary £55,000 £29,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+89.65% -
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £27,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+21.81% +10.00%
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
1624 1689 1569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.15% 23.01% 22.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1254 1289 1327
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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
Manchester -3 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £55,000 -
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) MS Office
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (57.14%) Acrobat
3 4 (57.14%) Document Management
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) French Language
4 3 (42.86%) German Language
4 3 (42.86%) Italian Language
4 3 (42.86%) Spanish Language
4 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (42.86%) Service Management
4 3 (42.86%) Legal
4 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) ServiceNow
5 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (28.57%) Interwoven
5 2 (28.57%) Android
5 2 (28.57%) iPhone
5 2 (28.57%) MCSE
5 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
5 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) Adobe
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (14.29%) WorkSite
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Office
2 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
3 4 (57.14%) Acrobat
4 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Extranet
3 1 (14.29%) 3G
3 1 (14.29%) Intranet
3 1 (14.29%) ADSL
3 1 (14.29%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (42.86%) Legal
1 3 (42.86%) French Language
1 3 (42.86%) German Language
1 3 (42.86%) Italian Language
1 3 (42.86%) Spanish Language
2 1 (14.29%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Excel Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Documentation Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Trainer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (14.29%) IT Trainer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications DBA
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Animation
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) iPhone
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Document Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITSM
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow Management
4 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Practice Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Content Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) ServiceNow
3 2 (28.57%) Adobe
3 2 (28.57%) Interwoven
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle