Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1111 1085 1145
Rank change year-on-year -26 +60 +47
Permanent jobs citing MOS 48 100 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.056% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 45 92 104
England median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -1.96% +20.47%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £47,150 £52,325 £67,750
UK median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% -1.32% +20.63%

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 40296 46875 56319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.03% 26.16% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31197 37885 45230
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 24 £42,000 +12.00% 1
North of England -5 11 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Yorkshire - 9 £35,000 -
Midlands +25 6 £31,250 -24.70%
South East +32 5 £24,000 -28.36%
West Midlands +18 5 £32,500 -21.69%
North West -40 2 £27,500 -26.67% 1
East Midlands +38 1 £18,000 -29.41%
East of England +11 1 £35,000 -0.71%
South West -11 1 £19,000 -22.45%
MOS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 29 (60.42%) Microsoft
2 25 (52.08%) ITIL
3 22 (45.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (41.67%) MCSA
5 18 (37.50%) Windows
5 18 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
6 16 (33.33%) MCSE
7 15 (31.25%) SCCM
8 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
9 13 (27.08%) MS Exchange
9 13 (27.08%) MCP
9 13 (27.08%) Windows Server
10 10 (20.83%) Finance
11 9 (18.75%) Mentoring
12 8 (16.67%) People Management
12 8 (16.67%) React
12 8 (16.67%) PHPUnit
12 8 (16.67%) Magento
12 8 (16.67%) RESTful
12 8 (16.67%) Laravel
12 8 (16.67%) Backbone.js
12 8 (16.67%) CCNA
12 8 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (16.67%) CSS
12 8 (16.67%) HTML
12 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 8 (16.67%) PHP
12 8 (16.67%) VPN
12 8 (16.67%) Symfony
12 8 (16.67%) jQuery

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 13 (27.08%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Magento
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) VPN
2 6 (12.50%) LAN
2 6 (12.50%) WAN
3 4 (8.33%) Firewall
3 4 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (8.33%) IPsec
3 4 (8.33%) SAN
3 4 (8.33%) SSL
4 1 (2.08%) Broadband
4 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.08%) VoIP
4 1 (2.08%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) PHPUnit
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Law
2 5 (10.42%) Legal
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) French Language
3 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Analyst
2 10 (20.83%) IT Support
3 8 (16.67%) Developer
3 8 (16.67%) PHP Developer
4 7 (14.58%) IT Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (10.42%) Support Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Technical Leader
6 5 (10.42%) Technical Support
6 5 (10.42%) Trainer
7 4 (8.33%) IT Trainer
7 4 (8.33%) Support Team Leader
7 4 (8.33%) Team Leader
7 4 (8.33%) Technical Support Team Leader
7 4 (8.33%) Technical Team Leader
8 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) IT Administrator
8 3 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Backbone.js
1 8 (16.67%) CSS
1 8 (16.67%) HTML
1 8 (16.67%) jQuery
1 8 (16.67%) Laravel
1 8 (16.67%) React
1 8 (16.67%) RESTful
1 8 (16.67%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Blackberry
1 7 (14.58%) Spread Betting
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.33%) e-Learning
4 3 (6.25%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.08%) Animation
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) iPad
5 1 (2.08%) iPhone
5 1 (2.08%) PDA
5 1 (2.08%) SCORM
5 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.58%) Apple iOS
4 6 (12.50%) Android
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.42%) Windows Mobile
5 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (10.42%) Windows XP
6 4 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (52.08%) ITIL
2 9 (18.75%) Mentoring
3 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.67%) People Management
3 8 (16.67%) Web Development
4 7 (14.58%) Line Management
5 5 (10.42%) Change Management
5 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
5 5 (10.42%) Patch Management
5 5 (10.42%) Problem Management
5 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery Management
6 4 (8.33%) Business Continuity
6 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.33%) Statistics
7 3 (6.25%) Break/Fix
7 3 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (4.17%) Mathematics
8 2 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 8 (16.67%) PHP
2 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.25%) VB
3 2 (4.17%) C
4 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (45.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (41.67%) MCSA
3 16 (33.33%) MCSE
4 13 (27.08%) MCP
5 8 (16.67%) CCNA
5 8 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (16.67%) MCITP
5 8 (16.67%) MCTS
6 2 (4.17%) Degree
7 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.08%) ECDL
7 1 (2.08%) MCDST
7 1 (2.08%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (31.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (60.42%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) VMware
3 3 (6.25%) Siebel
4 2 (4.17%) Dell
4 2 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) Adobe
5 1 (2.08%) Apple
5 1 (2.08%) Citrix
5 1 (2.08%) iManage
5 1 (2.08%) LANDesk