The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MOS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 257 309
Rank change year-on-year +20 +52  
Permanent jobs citing MOS 4 9 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.075% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.52% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 14
Median salary £26,750 £40,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.12% +26.98%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £35,400 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £55,000 £38,200
UK excluding London median salary £25,500 £28,000 £27,250
% change year-on-year -8.92% +2.75%  

MOS is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1351 1746 2712
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 25.31% 24.73% 25.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1555 2281
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.79%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing MOS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MOS in the City of London

MOS
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS in the City of London.

Salary trend for MOS in the City of London

MOS
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MOS in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for MOS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MOS.

1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (58.33%) Legal
3 6 (50.00%) Law
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
8 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 1 (8.33%) Citrix
8 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
8 1 (8.33%) Apple
8 1 (8.33%) MCSE
8 1 (8.33%) e-Learning
8 1 (8.33%) Android
8 1 (8.33%) iPhone
8 1 (8.33%) Smartphone

MOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
General
1 7 (58.33%) Legal
2 6 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Support Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Service Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Service Desk Support
2 5 (41.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 4 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
3 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) IT Trainer
4 3 (25.00%) Trainer
5 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) e-Learning
2 1 (8.33%) iPhone
2 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Apple
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix