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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank - 165 151
Permanent jobs citing MOS 0 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.031% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.12% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 5
Average salary - - £32,080
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £24,500 £32,330
% change year-on-year
+6.12% -24.21%
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
820 805 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.66% 24.61% 29.37%
Number of salaries quoted 573 479 628
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,700 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft