The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 169 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MOS 2 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.054% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £24,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £25,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.57%
MOS
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
920 812 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.63% 26.65% 31.61%
Number of salaries quoted 581 510 610
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MOS
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

MOS Salary Trend in Scotland

MOS
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
Glasgow - 2 £24,000 -
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (62.50%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) SAS
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (12.50%) SLA
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Law
4 1 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) Document Management
4 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (50.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
General
1 1 (12.50%) Law
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Change Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Service Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Release Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Change and Release Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Change and Release Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Release Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Change Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Document Management
3 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft