The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 65 58 53
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Permanent jobs citing MOS 3 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.57% 0.91% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.05% 2.92% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 2
Average salary £22,000 £24,500 £23,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.20% +3.15%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +14.58%
MOS
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Qualifications Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
146 171 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 27.65% 31.15% 43.02%
Number of salaries quoted 133 159 133
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MOS across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

MOS
Salary Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS across the Northampton region.

MOS Salary Trend in Northampton

MOS
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 12 (100.00%) ITIL
1 12 (100.00%) MCP
1 12 (100.00%) Law
2 10 (83.33%) ISO 9001
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) Coaching
4 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
4 8 (66.67%) LAN
4 8 (66.67%) WAN
5 4 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Management
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) HND
7 2 (16.67%) SLA
8 1 (8.33%) Legal

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Northampton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) LAN
1 8 (66.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
General
1 12 (100.00%) Law
2 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Service Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 4 (33.33%) Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) ITIL
2 9 (75.00%) Coaching
3 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Management
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) MCP
2 3 (25.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft