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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 161 174 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Permanent jobs citing MOS 1 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.031% 0.054% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.22% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £22,500 £24,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £27,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+21.81% +10.00%
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
874 907 827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.13% 24.39% 26.63%
Number of salaries quoted 619 569 514
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 27 August 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
Glasgow +9 1 £22,500 -6.25%
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
3 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) IBM
3 4 (57.14%) Replication
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Sun
3 4 (57.14%) CCNA
3 4 (57.14%) HP
3 4 (57.14%) EMC
3 4 (57.14%) Intel
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 4 (57.14%) HNC
3 4 (57.14%) HND
3 4 (57.14%) UNIX
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) High Availability

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 2 (28.57%) WorkSite
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) VoIP
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Analyst
1 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
1 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Replication
1 4 (57.14%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) High Availability
2 2 (28.57%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) HNC
1 4 (57.14%) HND
1 4 (57.14%) MCSE
1 4 (57.14%) CCNA
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) VTSP
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Sun
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) EMC
2 4 (57.14%) Intel
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) IBM