The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 427 421 426
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Permanent jobs citing MOS 13 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.057% 0.040% 0.047%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 11
Average salary £27,000 £27,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.92%
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £26,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -18.46%
Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7646 7382 8017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.70% 33.03% 34.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5951 5983 6873
Average salary £43,250 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,452 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -
MOS
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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
(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
Surrey +8 8 £27,000 -30.76%
Berkshire -7 4 - -
West Sussex +2 1 £27,000 +22.72%
Hampshire - 1 £27,500 - 1
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 25 (59.52%) SLA
2 22 (52.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (52.38%) MCSE
2 22 (52.38%) MCSA
3 21 (50.00%) ITIL
4 20 (47.62%) Telecoms
5 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 15 (35.71%) Windows
6 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 15 (35.71%) Firewall
7 14 (33.33%) MS Office
8 13 (30.95%) Oracle
9 12 (28.57%) Service Management
9 12 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (28.57%) Cisco
9 12 (28.57%) CCNA
10 11 (26.19%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (26.19%) Remedy
10 11 (26.19%) Perl
10 11 (26.19%) MySQL
10 11 (26.19%) Korn
10 11 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (26.19%) Lync
10 11 (26.19%) F5
10 11 (26.19%) FWSM
11 10 (23.81%) Firmware
11 10 (23.81%) Juniper
12 9 (21.43%) HP
12 9 (21.43%) Linux
12 9 (21.43%) MS Excel

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (26.19%) Lync
2 9 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
4 5 (11.90%) Moodle
5 2 (4.76%) WorkSite
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) MS Office
2 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 5 (11.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (7.14%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Office 365
2 3 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) Firewall
2 11 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
2 11 (26.19%) FWSM
3 6 (14.29%) Internet
3 6 (14.29%) SAN
4 5 (11.90%) Ethernet
4 5 (11.90%) ADSL
4 5 (11.90%) DNS
5 3 (7.14%) Broadband
6 1 (2.38%) LAN
6 1 (2.38%) VoIP
6 1 (2.38%) WAN
6 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.38%) Intranet
6 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) MS Access
General
1 20 (47.62%) Telecoms
2 7 (16.67%) Back Office
3 6 (14.29%) Front Office
4 2 (4.76%) Law
4 2 (4.76%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Analyst
2 13 (30.95%) Service Analyst
2 13 (30.95%) Service Desk Analyst
2 13 (30.95%) OSS Engineer
3 10 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 10 (23.81%) OSS Support Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) IT Trainer
5 5 (11.90%) Trainer
6 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.76%) Legal Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Network Support
6 2 (4.76%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Deskside Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Firmware
2 3 (7.14%) E-Learning
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) CMDB
4 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.38%) iPhone
4 1 (2.38%) iPad
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) AS400
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Linux
3 8 (19.05%) UNIX
4 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) ITIL
2 12 (28.57%) Service Management
3 11 (26.19%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (21.43%) ITIL V3
5 6 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.76%) ITSM
7 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.38%) Budget Control
8 1 (2.38%) Network Management
8 1 (2.38%) Change Control
8 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.38%) Information Security
8 1 (2.38%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) Perl
1 11 (26.19%) Korn
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) C
4 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.38%) VB
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (52.38%) MCSE
1 22 (52.38%) MCSA
1 22 (52.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (28.57%) CCNA
2 12 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (21.43%) Network+ Certification
4 7 (16.67%) MCTS
5 6 (14.29%) MCSD
5 6 (14.29%) OCA
5 6 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
5 6 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (7.14%) ECDL
6 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.76%) Degree
7 2 (4.76%) CCNP
8 1 (2.38%) MCITP
8 1 (2.38%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (59.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) WSUS
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
1 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (30.95%) Oracle
3 12 (28.57%) Cisco
4 11 (26.19%) Remedy
4 11 (26.19%) F5
5 10 (23.81%) Juniper
6 9 (21.43%) HP
7 8 (19.05%) SolarWinds
7 8 (19.05%) VMware
7 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
8 7 (16.67%) BMC
9 6 (14.29%) EMC
10 5 (11.90%) Sophos
10 5 (11.90%) BT
10 5 (11.90%) Barracuda Networks
10 5 (11.90%) Huawei
11 3 (7.14%) Adobe
12 2 (4.76%) Sun
12 2 (4.76%) IBM
12 2 (4.76%) Citrix