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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK / England
Rank 793 857 868
Rank change year-on-year +64 +11  
Permanent jobs citing MOS 30 65 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.067% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.24% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 28 52 53
Median salary £31,250 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.79% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,650 £54,500 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £28,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70%  

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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19762 26642 27257
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.77% 27.61% 27.57%
Number of salaries quoted 15703 21576 21566
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MOS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +55 14 £47,000 +13.25% 2
North West -8 14 £26,250 -6.25% 1
North East - 1 £27,500 -
South West - 1 £21,000 -
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 England region with a requirement for MOS.

1 67 (83.75%) MS Office
2 58 (72.50%) Microsoft
3 52 (65.00%) Windows
4 47 (58.75%) Windows 7
5 44 (55.00%) MS Excel
6 26 (32.50%) German Language
7 25 (31.25%) ITIL
8 23 (28.75%) SharePoint
8 23 (28.75%) Degree
8 23 (28.75%) Law
8 23 (28.75%) Legal
8 23 (28.75%) Windows 10
9 21 (26.25%) French Language
9 21 (26.25%) MS PowerPoint
10 19 (23.75%) iManage
11 18 (22.50%) Camtasia
11 18 (22.50%) Snagit
11 18 (22.50%) Adobe
11 18 (22.50%) Acrobat
12 13 (16.25%) Citrix
12 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
13 10 (12.50%) VPN
13 10 (12.50%) e-Learning
14 9 (11.25%) Service Management
15 8 (10.00%) Skype
15 8 (10.00%) Service Delivery
15 8 (10.00%) AppSense
16 7 (8.75%) C
16 7 (8.75%) Skype for Business
17 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification

MOS
Top Related 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 23 (28.75%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.75%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.25%) CMS
4 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.25%) IIS
4 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 67 (83.75%) MS Office
2 44 (55.00%) MS Excel
3 21 (26.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (22.50%) Acrobat
4 18 (22.50%) Camtasia
4 18 (22.50%) Snagit
5 1 (1.25%) MS Project
5 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Eikon
2 1 (1.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.25%) Office 365
2 1 (1.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) VPN
2 8 (10.00%) Skype
3 5 (6.25%) Internet
4 4 (5.00%) Firewall
4 4 (5.00%) LAN
5 3 (3.75%) WAN
5 3 (3.75%) WebEx
5 3 (3.75%) Wireless
6 2 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.50%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.50%) OSPF
6 2 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.25%) DHCP
7 1 (1.25%) DNS
7 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.25%) SAN
7 1 (1.25%) SMTP
7 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) Big Data
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 26 (32.50%) German Language
2 23 (28.75%) Law
2 23 (28.75%) Legal
3 21 (26.25%) French Language
4 4 (5.00%) Finance
5 3 (3.75%) Banking
5 3 (3.75%) Marketing
5 3 (3.75%) Retail
6 2 (2.50%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.25%) International Banking
7 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.25%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 35 (43.75%) Trainer
2 32 (40.00%) Analyst
3 28 (35.00%) Service Analyst
3 28 (35.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 27 (33.75%) IT Trainer
5 18 (22.50%) Service Desk Support
5 18 (22.50%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 17 (21.25%) Help Desk Analyst
6 17 (21.25%) Help Desk Support
6 17 (21.25%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 14 (17.50%) Support Analyst
8 9 (11.25%) IT Support
9 8 (10.00%) IT Analyst
9 8 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (7.50%) Active Directory Analyst
10 6 (7.50%) Active Directory Support
10 6 (7.50%) Active Directory Support Analyst
10 6 (7.50%) Coordinator
10 6 (7.50%) Windows Support Analyst
11 5 (6.25%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) e-Learning
2 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.00%) iPhone
2 4 (5.00%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.75%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.75%) Internet of Things
3 3 (3.75%) iPad
4 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.25%) CCTV
5 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.25%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.25%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.25%) Social Media
5 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 52 (65.00%) Windows
2 47 (58.75%) Windows 7
3 23 (28.75%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.75%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.50%) Android
5 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.25%) ITIL
2 9 (11.25%) Service Management
3 8 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.00%) CRM
5 3 (3.75%) Business Transformation
5 3 (3.75%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (3.75%) Matrix Management
5 3 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.50%) Coaching
6 2 (2.50%) Document Management
6 2 (2.50%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.50%) Project Management
6 2 (2.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (2.50%) Workflow
6 2 (2.50%) Workflow Management
7 1 (1.25%) Content Management
7 1 (1.25%) ERP
7 1 (1.25%) Practice Management
7 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.25%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) C
2 3 (3.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (28.75%) Degree
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.00%) MCSA
3 4 (5.00%) MCSE
4 3 (3.75%) CCNA
4 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.50%) CCNP
6 1 (1.25%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.25%) MCDST
6 1 (1.25%) MCITP
6 1 (1.25%) MCP
6 1 (1.25%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.25%) XenApp
3 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) FortiGate
1 2 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (72.50%) Microsoft
2 19 (23.75%) iManage
3 18 (22.50%) Adobe
4 13 (16.25%) Citrix
5 8 (10.00%) AppSense
6 4 (5.00%) Cisco
6 4 (5.00%) VMware
7 3 (3.75%) Intel
8 2 (2.50%) Apple
8 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.50%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.50%) HP
8 2 (2.50%) Juniper
8 2 (2.50%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.25%) Canon
9 1 (1.25%) Dell
9 1 (1.25%) IBM
9 1 (1.25%) Meraki
9 1 (1.25%) Reuters
9 1 (1.25%) Xerox
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Posted: 7 days ago
Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago