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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 428 435 433
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Permanent jobs citing MOS 13 20 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.064% 0.087% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.26% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 3
Average salary £34,500 £27,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% -22.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,550 £29,050
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £35,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £27,000 £30,750
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.19%
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
6320 7696 7346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.03% 33.58% 32.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4781 6143 5927
Average salary £45,000 £43,250 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.04% +4.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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
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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 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
Hampshire - 11 £38,500 -
Berkshire -5 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £20,000 -
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 12 (60.00%) MySQL
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
1 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) C++
2 10 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 10 (50.00%) Qt
3 8 (40.00%) RTP
3 8 (40.00%) Python
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) Quicktime
3 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (40.00%) Final Cut Pro
3 8 (40.00%) RTSP
3 8 (40.00%) Video Editing
4 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (35.00%) MS Office
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (25.00%) MCSA
6 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (20.00%) ITIL
7 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (15.00%) Citrix
8 3 (15.00%) SLA
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco
8 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (15.00%) XenApp

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Quicktime
1 8 (40.00%) Final Cut Pro
2 7 (35.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) RTP
1 8 (40.00%) RTSP
2 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) NAS
3 2 (10.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) VoIP
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) MySQL
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Multimedia
1 2 (10.00%) Law
1 2 (10.00%) Legal
1 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
1 9 (45.00%) Support Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) C++ Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Applications Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Qt Developer
3 5 (25.00%) C++ Applications Developer
3 5 (25.00%) MySQL Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) Senior MySQL Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Applications Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior C++ Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior C++ Applications Developer
4 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Junior C++ Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Junior C++ Applications Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Junior Applications Developer
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) Qt
2 2 (10.00%) JSON
2 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Video Editing
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Life Science
3 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
1 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) i5/OS
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (10.00%) UNIX
5 2 (10.00%) OS/400
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (10.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (10.00%) OOD
3 2 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C++
2 8 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (25.00%) MCSA
3 2 (10.00%) IBM Certification
4 1 (5.00%) MCP
4 1 (5.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) XenApp
3 2 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Symantec
3 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Avaya
4 1 (5.00%) Google
4 1 (5.00%) LANDesk