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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 426 379 443
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +64
Permanent jobs citing MOS 4 31 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.020% 0.15% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.060% 0.48% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 4 27 4
Average salary £34,250 £26,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.24% -18.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,875 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,525 £48,200 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.00%
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
6661 6400 7413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.60% 31.63% 33.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5121 5008 6313
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
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
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 January 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 January 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
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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 -27 2 £34,250 +48.91%
Berkshire -18 1 £28,000 -37.77%
Hampshire - 1 £47,500 -
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 20 (76.92%) Windows
1 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 19 (73.08%) MS Office
3 18 (69.23%) MS Excel
4 16 (61.54%) Windows 7
5 15 (57.69%) SharePoint
6 14 (53.85%) MS PowerPoint
7 12 (46.15%) E-Learning
8 11 (42.31%) Lync
9 8 (30.77%) MCSA
9 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
10 7 (26.92%) Adobe
10 7 (26.92%) SLA
10 7 (26.92%) Ethernet
10 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
10 7 (26.92%) Adobe Captivate
11 6 (23.08%) DNS
11 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
11 6 (23.08%) ITIL
12 5 (19.23%) MCSE
12 5 (19.23%) HP
13 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
13 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (15.38%) Juniper
13 4 (15.38%) BMC
13 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
13 4 (15.38%) Internet
13 4 (15.38%) Firewall
13 4 (15.38%) Network+ Certification

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 15 (57.69%) SharePoint
2 11 (42.31%) Lync
3 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
4 3 (11.54%) Moodle
4 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (73.08%) MS Office
2 18 (69.23%) MS Excel
3 14 (53.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (26.92%) Adobe Captivate
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) Ethernet
1 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
2 6 (23.08%) DNS
3 4 (15.38%) Internet
3 4 (15.38%) Firewall
3 4 (15.38%) ADSL
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (15.38%) FWSM
4 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications
4 3 (11.54%) iSCSI
4 3 (11.54%) NAS
4 3 (11.54%) LAN
4 3 (11.54%) VoIP
4 3 (11.54%) WAN
4 3 (11.54%) DHCP
5 2 (7.69%) BGP
5 2 (7.69%) OSPF
5 2 (7.69%) Broadband
5 2 (7.69%) SHDSL
6 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Trainer
1 16 (61.54%) IT Trainer
2 8 (30.77%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Facilities Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Support Manager
6 1 (3.85%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Developer
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) JSON
1 1 (3.85%) Qt
1 1 (3.85%) XML
1 1 (3.85%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) E-Learning
2 4 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (11.54%) CCTV
3 3 (11.54%) Life Science
4 1 (3.85%) VLE
4 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.85%) CMDB
4 1 (3.85%) iPhone
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) iPad
4 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Vista
4 3 (11.54%) UNIX
5 2 (7.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
3 3 (11.54%) Software Deployment
3 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Multithreading
4 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (3.85%) OOD
4 1 (3.85%) OO
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) C
2 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) MCSA
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (19.23%) MCSE
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (15.38%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (15.38%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Firmware
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Adobe
3 5 (19.23%) HP
4 4 (15.38%) Juniper
4 4 (15.38%) BMC
4 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
4 4 (15.38%) F5
5 3 (11.54%) Barracuda Networks
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle
5 3 (11.54%) BT
5 3 (11.54%) Sophos
6 1 (3.85%) Google
6 1 (3.85%) Polycom
6 1 (3.85%) Sybase
6 1 (3.85%) Wyse
6 1 (3.85%) VMware
6 1 (3.85%) Apple
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix