Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1030 1139 1095
Rank change year-on-year +109 -44 +77
Permanent jobs citing MOS 74 47 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.050% 0.028% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.12% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 53 44 96
England median annual salary £50,000 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.86% -1.41% -11.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £46,025 £45,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year +42.86% -1.41% -11.25%

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 35,480 40,336 45,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.93% 24.01% 26.15%
Number of salaries quoted 26,272 31,231 37,014
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +90 50 £55,000 +37.50% 2
East of England +46 10 £26,000 -25.71% 2
South East +24 9 £35,000 +45.83%
North West +25 4 £27,500 +3.77%
North of England +17 4 £27,500 -21.43%
South West +29 1 - -
MOS
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for MOS.

1 62 (83.78%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (64.86%) Microsoft
3 46 (62.16%) ITIL
4 45 (60.81%) Legal
5 38 (51.35%) Law
6 37 (50.00%) Windows
7 25 (33.78%) Microsoft Excel
8 22 (29.73%) Windows 10
9 21 (28.38%) Active Directory
10 18 (24.32%) Finance
10 18 (24.32%) Office 365
11 17 (22.97%) Video Conferencing
12 16 (21.62%) A+ Certification
13 14 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (17.57%) PRINCE2
15 12 (16.22%) Problem Management
15 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (16.22%) Windows 7
16 11 (14.86%) Hedge funds
16 11 (14.86%) Financial Institution
16 11 (14.86%) Project Management
16 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (14.86%) Six Sigma
16 11 (14.86%) MS Exchange
17 10 (13.51%) SQL
17 10 (13.51%) Apple
17 10 (13.51%) Management Information System
17 10 (13.51%) SCCM
17 10 (13.51%) Windows Server
18 9 (12.16%) ITIL V3

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 11 (14.86%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.81%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 62 (83.78%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (33.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (6.76%) Camtasia
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Carpe Diem
2 2 (2.70%) Elite 3E
3 1 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (24.32%) Office 365
2 7 (9.46%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) Skype
2 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.41%) Firewall
3 4 (5.41%) LAN
4 2 (2.70%) DHCP
4 2 (2.70%) VLAN
4 2 (2.70%) WAN
4 2 (2.70%) Wireless
5 1 (1.35%) DMZ
5 1 (1.35%) ISDN
5 1 (1.35%) Network Security
5 1 (1.35%) PBX
5 1 (1.35%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.35%) VoIP
5 1 (1.35%) VPN
5 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.35%) WLAN
General
1 45 (60.81%) Legal
2 38 (51.35%) Law
3 18 (24.32%) Finance
4 11 (14.86%) Financial Institution
5 6 (8.11%) Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Front Office
6 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (39.19%) Analyst
2 21 (28.38%) Trainer
3 20 (27.03%) IT Trainer
4 19 (25.68%) Service Analyst
5 15 (20.27%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (17.57%) IT Analyst
7 12 (16.22%) Legal Analyst
8 7 (9.46%) Support Analyst
9 6 (8.11%) Business Analyst
9 6 (8.11%) Legal IT Trainer
10 5 (6.76%) Support Engineer
11 4 (5.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 4 (5.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
11 4 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 4 (5.41%) Help Desk Analyst
11 4 (5.41%) IT Engineer
12 3 (4.05%) IT Support
12 3 (4.05%) IT Support Engineer
13 2 (2.70%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) XML
2 2 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (1.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.97%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (14.86%) Hedge funds
4 10 (13.51%) Management Information System
5 9 (12.16%) Smartphone
6 7 (9.46%) e-Learning
7 5 (6.76%) CCTV
8 3 (4.05%) BYOD
8 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
8 3 (4.05%) iPad
9 2 (2.70%) Blackberry
9 2 (2.70%) iPhone
10 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
10 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (1.35%) Life Science
10 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 37 (50.00%) Windows
2 22 (29.73%) Windows 10
3 12 (16.22%) Windows 7
4 10 (13.51%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.76%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.41%) Android
6 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (62.16%) ITIL
2 14 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (17.57%) PRINCE2
4 12 (16.22%) Problem Management
5 11 (14.86%) Project Management
5 11 (14.86%) Six Sigma
6 9 (12.16%) Business Analysis
6 9 (12.16%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (12.16%) Incident Management
6 9 (12.16%) ITIL V3
6 9 (12.16%) ITSM
7 8 (10.81%) CRM
8 7 (9.46%) Break/Fix
8 7 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement Process
8 7 (9.46%) PRINCE
9 6 (8.11%) Information Security
9 6 (8.11%) Lean Six Sigma
9 6 (8.11%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (8.11%) Time Management
9 6 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) SQL
2 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) A+ Certification
2 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (10.81%) MCSA
4 7 (9.46%) Degree
4 7 (9.46%) MCP
5 6 (8.11%) CBAP
6 5 (6.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 3 (4.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.70%) MCSE
8 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.35%) CAPM
9 1 (1.35%) CCNA
9 1 (1.35%) CCNP
9 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.35%) ECDL
9 1 (1.35%) MCDST
9 1 (1.35%) MCSD
9 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) QA
2 6 (8.11%) SLA
3 5 (6.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.70%) GDPR
5 1 (1.35%) COBIT
5 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.35%) PMBOK
System Software
1 21 (28.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.70%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.70%) Firmware
3 1 (1.35%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (13.51%) SCCM
2 2 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 48 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.51%) Apple
3 9 (12.16%) Citrix
4 6 (8.11%) iManage
5 5 (6.76%) Samsung
6 4 (5.41%) Aderant
7 3 (4.05%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.70%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.70%) Intapp
8 2 (2.70%) McAfee
9 1 (1.35%) Ariba
9 1 (1.35%) Cisco
9 1 (1.35%) SAP
9 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.35%) Siebel
9 1 (1.35%) VMware