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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 434 420 435
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Permanent jobs citing MOS 14 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.062% 0.037% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 9
Average salary £27,500 £26,750 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.80% -35.54%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £25,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.57%
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
7460 6840 7822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.26% 31.96% 34.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5681 5521 6695
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,650 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MOS across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

MOS Salary Histogram in the South East

MOS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
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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
Surrey 0 7 £23,250 -38.81% 1
Hampshire - 7 £27,500 - 1
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 24 (70.59%) SLA
2 18 (52.94%) MCSA
2 18 (52.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
3 15 (44.12%) ITIL
3 15 (44.12%) MCSE
4 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
4 14 (41.18%) Telecoms
5 12 (35.29%) Windows
5 12 (35.29%) Oracle
6 11 (32.35%) HP
6 11 (32.35%) Firewall
6 11 (32.35%) Lync
7 10 (29.41%) MS Office
7 10 (29.41%) MySQL
7 10 (29.41%) Linux
7 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
7 10 (29.41%) UNIX
7 10 (29.41%) Ethernet
8 9 (26.47%) Cisco
8 9 (26.47%) DNS
8 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
8 9 (26.47%) SharePoint
8 9 (26.47%) CCNA
8 9 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (26.47%) Juniper
8 9 (26.47%) BMC
8 9 (26.47%) SolarWinds
8 9 (26.47%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (26.47%) FWSM

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 11 (32.35%) Lync
2 9 (26.47%) SharePoint
2 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
3 6 (17.65%) Moodle
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Office
1 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (8.82%) Adobe Captivate
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Office 365
2 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) Firewall
2 10 (29.41%) Ethernet
3 9 (26.47%) DNS
3 9 (26.47%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (26.47%) FWSM
4 7 (20.59%) Internet
4 7 (20.59%) ADSL
5 5 (14.71%) SAN
5 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
6 4 (11.76%) Broadband
6 4 (11.76%) VoIP
7 3 (8.82%) NAS
7 3 (8.82%) Unified Communications
7 3 (8.82%) DHCP
7 3 (8.82%) iSCSI
8 2 (5.88%) WAN
8 2 (5.88%) LAN
9 1 (2.94%) Intranet
9 1 (2.94%) OSPF
9 1 (2.94%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) MySQL
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (41.18%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.71%) Front Office
2 5 (14.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Service Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Service Desk Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) OSS Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) IT Trainer
3 7 (20.59%) Trainer
4 6 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) OSS Support Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Support Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Support Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Facilities Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Service Desk Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) NOC Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Firmware
2 4 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (8.82%) Life Science
3 3 (8.82%) E-Learning
3 3 (8.82%) CCTV
4 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.88%) CMDB
5 1 (2.94%) iPhone
5 1 (2.94%) iPad
5 1 (2.94%) AS400
5 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 10 (29.41%) Linux
2 10 (29.41%) UNIX
3 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
4 6 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Vista
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) ITIL
2 8 (23.53%) ITIL V3
2 8 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (20.59%) Service Management
4 6 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (8.82%) Performance Management
6 3 (8.82%) Software Deployment
7 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.88%) ITSM
8 1 (2.94%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) C
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) Perl
2 7 (20.59%) Korn
3 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (52.94%) MCSA
1 18 (52.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (44.12%) MCSE
3 9 (26.47%) CCNA
3 9 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (20.59%) Network+ Certification
5 5 (14.71%) MCTS
5 5 (14.71%) MCSD
5 5 (14.71%) OCA
5 5 (14.71%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (14.71%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (8.82%) ECDL
7 2 (5.88%) Degree
7 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.94%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (70.59%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 12 (35.29%) Oracle
3 11 (32.35%) HP
4 9 (26.47%) Cisco
4 9 (26.47%) Juniper
4 9 (26.47%) BMC
4 9 (26.47%) SolarWinds
4 9 (26.47%) F5
5 8 (23.53%) CheckPoint
6 7 (20.59%) Remedy
7 6 (17.65%) Sophos
7 6 (17.65%) BT
7 6 (17.65%) Barracuda Networks
8 5 (14.71%) VMware
8 5 (14.71%) EMC
9 4 (11.76%) Huawei
10 3 (8.82%) Adobe
11 2 (5.88%) Sun
11 2 (5.88%) IBM
12 1 (2.94%) Sybase
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