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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
England / North West
Rank 229 234 244
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Permanent jobs citing MOS 15 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.088% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 0.33% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 0
Median salary £26,000 £25,750 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.97% -
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £28,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-7.01% +18.75%

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
1380 1512 1833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.26% 26.64% 26.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1000 1208 1474
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £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
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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -13 13 £25,500 -0.97% 2
Merseyside - 2 £26,500 -
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (96.77%) MS Excel
2 30 (96.77%) MS Office
3 29 (93.55%) Windows 7
4 27 (87.10%) German Language
5 22 (70.97%) French Language
5 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
5 22 (70.97%) Windows 10
6 20 (64.52%) iManage
6 20 (64.52%) Camtasia
6 20 (64.52%) Snagit
6 20 (64.52%) Adobe
6 20 (64.52%) SharePoint
6 20 (64.52%) Acrobat
6 20 (64.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (64.52%) Degree
7 9 (29.03%) Service Delivery
7 9 (29.03%) ITIL
8 8 (25.81%) VPN
8 8 (25.81%) Citrix
8 8 (25.81%) Service Management
8 8 (25.81%) AppSense
9 2 (6.45%) Spanish Language
9 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
9 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
9 2 (6.45%) Skype
9 2 (6.45%) Mimecast
10 1 (3.23%) Law
10 1 (3.23%) Legal
10 1 (3.23%) Banking

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 20 (64.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (96.77%) MS Excel
1 30 (96.77%) MS Office
2 20 (64.52%) Acrobat
2 20 (64.52%) Camtasia
2 20 (64.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 20 (64.52%) Snagit
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) VPN
2 2 (6.45%) Skype
General
1 27 (87.10%) German Language
2 22 (70.97%) French Language
3 2 (6.45%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Trainer
2 13 (41.94%) IT Trainer
3 9 (29.03%) Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Coordinator
3 9 (29.03%) Service Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (93.55%) Windows 7
3 22 (70.97%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) ITIL
1 9 (29.03%) Service Delivery
2 8 (25.81%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 20 (64.52%) Adobe
2 20 (64.52%) iManage
3 8 (25.81%) AppSense
3 8 (25.81%) Citrix
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