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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 427 414 457
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +43
Permanent jobs citing MOS 12 18 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.055% 0.084% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.27% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 4
Average salary £36,750 £23,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+59.78% -29.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £20,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £53,000 £37,750
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £23,750 £32,415
% change year-on-year
+9.47% -26.73%
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
7140 6772 7868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.92% 31.44% 33.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5400 5318 6784
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 22 December 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 -13 11 £36,750 +70.93%
Berkshire +12 1 £28,000 -47.16%
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 23 (76.67%) MS Office
1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 22 (73.33%) MS Excel
3 21 (70.00%) Windows
4 18 (60.00%) SharePoint
4 18 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 16 (53.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (46.67%) Lync
7 13 (43.33%) E-Learning
8 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (36.67%) MCSA
9 9 (30.00%) ITIL
9 9 (30.00%) SLA
9 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
9 9 (30.00%) Ethernet
10 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
10 8 (26.67%) HP
10 8 (26.67%) DNS
10 8 (26.67%) Adobe
10 8 (26.67%) MCSE
10 8 (26.67%) Adobe Captivate
11 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
11 7 (23.33%) Internet
12 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
12 6 (20.00%) Juniper
12 6 (20.00%) BMC
12 6 (20.00%) Firewall
12 6 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
12 6 (20.00%) ADSL
12 6 (20.00%) CCNA

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 18 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 14 (46.67%) Lync
3 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
4 5 (16.67%) Moodle
5 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (76.67%) MS Office
2 22 (73.33%) MS Excel
3 16 (53.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (26.67%) Adobe Captivate
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) Ethernet
2 8 (26.67%) DNS
3 7 (23.33%) Internet
3 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
4 6 (20.00%) ADSL
4 6 (20.00%) Firewall
4 6 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (20.00%) FWSM
5 4 (13.33%) Broadband
5 4 (13.33%) LAN
5 4 (13.33%) WAN
6 3 (10.00%) DHCP
6 3 (10.00%) VoIP
6 3 (10.00%) NAS
6 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
6 3 (10.00%) iSCSI
7 2 (6.67%) IP Telephony
7 2 (6.67%) SHDSL
7 2 (6.67%) OSPF
7 2 (6.67%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) MySQL
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Trainer
1 18 (60.00%) IT Trainer
2 10 (33.33%) Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Facilities Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Support Manager
7 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) E-Learning
2 5 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (10.00%) CCTV
3 3 (10.00%) Life Science
4 2 (6.67%) AS400
4 2 (6.67%) iPhone
4 2 (6.67%) iPad
4 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.33%) VLE
5 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.00%) Linux
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.00%) UNIX
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 6 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (10.00%) Software Deployment
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.33%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (3.33%) Line Management
5 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) C
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) MCSA
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (26.67%) MCSE
3 6 (20.00%) CCNA
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.33%) ECDL
5 1 (3.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) Firmware
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) Adobe
2 8 (26.67%) HP
3 6 (20.00%) Juniper
3 6 (20.00%) BMC
3 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco
3 6 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 6 (20.00%) F5
4 5 (16.67%) Sophos
4 5 (16.67%) BT
4 5 (16.67%) Barracuda Networks
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle
6 2 (6.67%) Sybase
6 2 (6.67%) Apple
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix
6 2 (6.67%) Avaya
6 2 (6.67%) Wyse
6 2 (6.67%) Polycom
7 1 (3.33%) VMware