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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 224 249 259
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +10
Permanent jobs citing MOS 6 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.11% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.39% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 3
Average salary £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.81% -
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £28,250 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-0.88% +6.60%
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
1367 1799 1618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.15% 27.31% 22.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1120 1380 1252
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £61,215
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 1 May 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
(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 +12 6 £28,000 +1.81% 1
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) ITIL
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix
1 14 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 14 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) MS Office
2 13 (92.86%) Law
2 13 (92.86%) Windows 7
3 10 (71.43%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (71.43%) VPN
4 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (64.29%) Service Management
4 9 (64.29%) AppSense
5 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
6 7 (50.00%) Legal
6 7 (50.00%) Terminal Server
6 7 (50.00%) Document Management
6 7 (50.00%) MCDST
6 7 (50.00%) Finance
7 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
8 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
8 5 (35.71%) German Language
9 4 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (28.57%) Banking
10 3 (21.43%) Altiris
10 3 (21.43%) Degree
10 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
10 3 (21.43%) Hummingbird
10 3 (21.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (21.43%) SharePoint

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (92.86%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (92.86%) Law
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Legal
3 5 (35.71%) German Language
4 4 (28.57%) Banking
5 1 (7.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 6 (42.86%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (35.71%) Service Analyst
4 5 (35.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (28.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 14 (100.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 3 (21.43%) iPad
3 3 (21.43%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
1 13 (92.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (21.43%) Android
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) ITIL
2 9 (64.29%) Service Management
3 7 (50.00%) Document Management
4 3 (21.43%) E-Discovery
4 3 (21.43%) Line Management
4 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
4 3 (21.43%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (21.43%) Software Distribution
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (50.00%) MCDST
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) Terminal Server
3 3 (21.43%) XenApp
3 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
1 3 (21.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix
2 9 (64.29%) AppSense
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Altiris
4 3 (21.43%) Hummingbird
4 3 (21.43%) Interwoven
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