The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank - 465 457
Permanent jobs citing MOS 0 9 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East - 0.042% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.14% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 15
Median salary - £48,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +30.61%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £32,500 £34,250
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.10%
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4866 6591 7303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 30.04% 30.56% 33.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3892 5339 5504
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing MOS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MOS
Salary Trend in the South East

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

MOS Salary Trend in the South East

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MOS.

1 7 (87.50%) MS Office
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) SCCM
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
4 4 (50.00%) MCP
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (50.00%) Smartphone
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (50.00%) Google
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
5 3 (37.50%) Publishing
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) MCSE
5 3 (37.50%) MCSA
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
6 2 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (25.00%) HP

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) Intranet
2 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (37.50%) Publishing
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) IT Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) IT Support
3 3 (37.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Specialist
5 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) AS400
2 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (25.00%) iPad
2 2 (25.00%) iPhone
2 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) MCP
3 3 (37.50%) MCSA
3 3 (37.50%) MCSE
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) MCITP
5 1 (12.50%) MCTS
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (12.50%) Nagios
2 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Google
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Apple
5 2 (25.00%) Avaya
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Polycom
5 2 (25.00%) Sybase
5 2 (25.00%) Wyse
6 1 (12.50%) BT
6 1 (12.50%) CA
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco