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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 434 455 442
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -13
Permanent jobs citing MOS 15 15 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.071% 0.064% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 8
Average salary £34,500 £27,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% -16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,700 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £35,000 £47,300
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £27,000 £26,750
% change year-on-year
+24.07% +0.93%
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
6649 7953 7441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.31% 33.97% 33.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5121 6289 6022
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +2.14%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Hampshire +26 14 £38,500 +40.00%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £20,000 -
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 14 (63.64%) MySQL
1 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 13 (59.09%) Windows
3 11 (50.00%) C++
4 10 (45.45%) Multithreading
4 10 (45.45%) Qt
5 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
5 9 (40.91%) Final Cut Pro
5 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
5 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
6 8 (36.36%) Quicktime
6 8 (36.36%) Python
6 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (36.36%) RTP
6 8 (36.36%) Video Editing
6 8 (36.36%) RTSP
7 7 (31.82%) MCSA
7 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
8 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 6 (27.27%) MS Office
8 6 (27.27%) Windows 8
9 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
9 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
9 5 (22.73%) SLA
10 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
10 4 (18.18%) DNS
10 4 (18.18%) DHCP
10 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
10 4 (18.18%) VoIP
10 4 (18.18%) UNIX

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Final Cut Pro
2 8 (36.36%) Quicktime
3 6 (27.27%) MS Office
4 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) RTSP
1 8 (36.36%) RTP
2 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
3 4 (18.18%) DNS
3 4 (18.18%) VoIP
3 4 (18.18%) DHCP
3 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
3 4 (18.18%) iSCSI
3 4 (18.18%) NAS
3 4 (18.18%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) MySQL
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.09%) Multimedia
2 2 (9.09%) Law
2 2 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Support Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Developer
3 7 (31.82%) C++ Developer
4 5 (22.73%) MySQL Developer
4 5 (22.73%) C++ Applications Developer
4 5 (22.73%) Applications Developer
4 5 (22.73%) Qt Developer
5 4 (18.18%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Senior Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support
5 4 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Applications Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior C++ Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior MySQL Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior C++ Applications Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Junior C++ Applications Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Junior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) Qt
2 3 (13.64%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Video Editing
2 4 (18.18%) Life Science
2 4 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 13 (59.09%) Windows
3 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
4 6 (27.27%) Windows 8
5 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
6 4 (18.18%) UNIX
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Vista
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (9.09%) i5/OS
7 2 (9.09%) OS/400
7 2 (9.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Multithreading
2 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
2 4 (18.18%) Software Deployment
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) OO
4 2 (9.09%) OOD
5 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) C++
2 8 (36.36%) Python
3 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (31.82%) MCSA
3 2 (9.09%) IBM Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) XenApp
3 2 (9.09%) vSphere
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) Citrix
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 2 (9.09%) Symantec
5 1 (4.55%) Sony
5 1 (4.55%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) LANDesk
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Avaya