Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MOS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1113 1066 1115
Rank change year-on-year -47 +49 +51
Permanent jobs citing MOS 49 100 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.060% 0.072%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 48 92 105
England median annual salary £35,000 £35,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.41% -11.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,950
90th Percentile £43,750 £44,875 £50,000
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.41% -5.33% +25.00%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 38,353 43,011 53,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.55% 25.70% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 29,939 34,392 43,305
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MOS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MOS in England

MOS
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for MOS in England

MOS
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MOS in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MOS in England

MOS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -33 30 £35,000 -1.41% 8
North of England -21 14 £35,000 +12.00% 5
Yorkshire - 8 £35,000 -
North West -29 6 £27,000 -13.60% 4
Midlands +11 3 £32,500 -21.69%
East of England +10 2 £31,875 -9.57%
West Midlands +8 2 £32,500 -21.69%
East Midlands - 1 £18,000 -
MOS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for MOS.

1 32 (65.31%) ITIL
2 28 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (51.02%) MCSE
4 22 (44.90%) Microsoft
5 21 (42.86%) MCSA
6 20 (40.82%) Windows
7 18 (36.73%) Microsoft Office
8 14 (28.57%) SCCM
9 13 (26.53%) VPN
10 12 (24.49%) Finance
11 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
12 10 (20.41%) jQuery
12 10 (20.41%) CSS
12 10 (20.41%) HTML
12 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
13 9 (18.37%) MCP
13 9 (18.37%) Spread Betting
14 8 (16.33%) Web Development
14 8 (16.33%) Symfony
14 8 (16.33%) RESTful
14 8 (16.33%) Magento
14 8 (16.33%) PHPUnit
14 8 (16.33%) Laravel
14 8 (16.33%) Backbone.js
14 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (16.33%) MCTS
14 8 (16.33%) MCITP
14 8 (16.33%) PHP
14 8 (16.33%) CCNA
14 8 (16.33%) Cisco Certification

MOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (36.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.04%) Camtasia
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) VPN
2 4 (8.16%) Firewall
2 4 (8.16%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (8.16%) IPsec
2 4 (8.16%) LAN
2 4 (8.16%) SAN
2 4 (8.16%) SSL
2 4 (8.16%) WAN
3 1 (2.04%) Broadband
3 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) PHPUnit
2 2 (4.08%) JIRA
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Legal
3 5 (10.20%) German Language
3 5 (10.20%) Law
4 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.08%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Analyst
2 8 (16.33%) Developer
2 8 (16.33%) IT Support
2 8 (16.33%) PHP Developer
2 8 (16.33%) Technical Support
3 7 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (12.24%) Support Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (10.20%) Technical Leader
6 4 (8.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (8.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Service Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Support Team Leader
6 4 (8.16%) Team Leader
6 4 (8.16%) Technical Support Team Leader
6 4 (8.16%) Technical Team Leader
6 4 (8.16%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) CSS
1 10 (20.41%) HTML
1 10 (20.41%) jQuery
2 8 (16.33%) Backbone.js
2 8 (16.33%) Laravel
2 8 (16.33%) React
2 8 (16.33%) RESTful
2 8 (16.33%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Spread Betting
2 5 (10.20%) Blackberry
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.12%) e-Learning
4 3 (6.12%) Smartphone
5 2 (4.08%) BYOD
5 2 (4.08%) iPhone
5 2 (4.08%) Learning Management System
6 1 (2.04%) Animation
6 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.82%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
3 6 (12.24%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.20%) Android
4 5 (10.20%) Apple iOS
5 4 (8.16%) Windows 10
6 3 (6.12%) Mac OS X
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (65.31%) ITIL
2 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.33%) Mentoring
2 8 (16.33%) People Management
2 8 (16.33%) Web Development
3 7 (14.29%) Line Management
4 4 (8.16%) Business Continuity
4 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.16%) Statistics
5 3 (6.12%) Document Management
5 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.12%) Service Management
6 2 (4.08%) Change Management
6 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.08%) Patch Management
6 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery Management
6 2 (4.08%) Time Management
7 1 (2.04%) Consumerization
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
2 8 (16.33%) PHP
3 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.08%) SQL
3 2 (4.08%) VB
4 1 (2.04%) C
4 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (51.02%) MCSE
3 21 (42.86%) MCSA
4 9 (18.37%) MCP
5 8 (16.33%) CCNA
5 8 (16.33%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (16.33%) MCITP
5 8 (16.33%) MCTS
6 1 (2.04%) Degree
6 1 (2.04%) ECDL
6 1 (2.04%) MCT
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) Apple
3 3 (6.12%) Citrix
3 3 (6.12%) Ivanti
4 2 (4.08%) iManage