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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 238 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MOS 5 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.081% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% - -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £31,250 - -
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £27,000 £30,750
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.19%
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
1590 1606 1761
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.75% 22.71% 24.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1262 1236 1459
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 May 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 - 4 £27,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £38,000 -
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 15 (100.00%) MS Office
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (93.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) MS Excel
2 14 (93.33%) Document Management
3 13 (86.67%) Windows 7
3 13 (86.67%) Windows
4 12 (80.00%) Legal
4 12 (80.00%) MCITP
5 11 (73.33%) ITIL
6 10 (66.67%) A+ Certification
6 10 (66.67%) Law
6 10 (66.67%) Incident Management
6 10 (66.67%) MCDST
6 10 (66.67%) ITIL V3
6 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (26.67%) Degree
7 4 (26.67%) Acrobat
8 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
8 3 (20.00%) Service Management
8 3 (20.00%) VPN
8 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (20.00%) French Language
8 3 (20.00%) German Language
8 3 (20.00%) Italian Language
8 3 (20.00%) Spanish Language
8 3 (20.00%) ServiceNow
9 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (13.33%) Android
9 2 (13.33%) iPhone

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) WorkSite
Applications
1 15 (100.00%) MS Office
2 14 (93.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (26.67%) Acrobat
4 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (13.33%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (13.33%) Wireless
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) Extranet
3 1 (6.67%) 3G
3 1 (6.67%) Intranet
3 1 (6.67%) ADSL
3 1 (6.67%) Broadband
General
1 12 (80.00%) Legal
2 10 (66.67%) Law
3 3 (20.00%) French Language
3 3 (20.00%) German Language
3 3 (20.00%) Italian Language
3 3 (20.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (6.67%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Team Leader
1 10 (66.67%) Technical Team Leader
1 10 (66.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Documentation Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Excel Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) iPhone
2 2 (13.33%) Animation
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows 7
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Android
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Document Management
2 11 (73.33%) ITIL
3 10 (66.67%) Incident Management
3 10 (66.67%) ITIL V3
4 3 (20.00%) Service Management
5 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (13.33%) ITSM
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
6 1 (6.67%) CRM
6 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (6.67%) Workflow Management
6 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 1 (6.67%) Content Management
6 1 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (80.00%) MCITP
3 10 (66.67%) A+ Certification
3 10 (66.67%) MCDST
3 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (13.33%) Interwoven
3 2 (13.33%) Adobe