Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1013 1118 1077
Rank change year-on-year +105 -41 +58
Permanent jobs citing MOS 64 57 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.035% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 55 56 75
England median annual salary £50,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.86% - +6.87%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,219 £23,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £48,750 £47,000
UK median annual salary £49,650 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year +47.11% -3.57% +6.06%

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 33,936 39,293 41,167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.60% 23.84% 25.39%
Number of salaries quoted 24,808 30,518 32,682
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -3.23%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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 +62 51 £55,000 +30.95% 4
South West - 7 £27,500 - 2
East of England +64 4 - - 1
North West +35 2 £27,500 -15.38%
North of England +25 2 £27,500 -15.38%
MOS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 51 (79.69%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (70.31%) Legal
3 42 (65.63%) ITIL
4 36 (56.25%) Law
5 31 (48.44%) Microsoft
6 24 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
7 23 (35.94%) Office 365
8 22 (34.38%) Windows
9 18 (28.13%) Windows 10
10 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
11 15 (23.44%) Problem Management
12 13 (20.31%) SCCM
12 13 (20.31%) Incident Management
12 13 (20.31%) Finance
12 13 (20.31%) Citrix
12 13 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (18.75%) Hedge funds
13 12 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (18.75%) Windows 7
13 12 (18.75%) Financial Institution
14 11 (17.19%) SQL
15 9 (14.06%) Management Information System
15 9 (14.06%) iManage
16 8 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement Process
16 8 (12.50%) Carpe Diem
16 8 (12.50%) Degree
16 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2
16 8 (12.50%) PRINCE
16 8 (12.50%) A+ Certification
17 7 (10.94%) ITIL 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 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
1 5 (7.81%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 51 (79.69%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (7.81%) Camtasia
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Carpe Diem
2 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.56%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 23 (35.94%) Office 365
2 3 (4.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) LAN
2 5 (7.81%) Skype
3 4 (6.25%) Firewall
3 4 (6.25%) WAN
4 2 (3.13%) DHCP
4 2 (3.13%) VoIP
4 2 (3.13%) VPN
4 2 (3.13%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.56%) BGP
5 1 (1.56%) DMZ
5 1 (1.56%) Extranet
5 1 (1.56%) HSRP
5 1 (1.56%) Internet
5 1 (1.56%) Network Security
5 1 (1.56%) OSPF
5 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.56%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.56%) Wireless
5 1 (1.56%) WLAN
General
1 45 (70.31%) Legal
2 36 (56.25%) Law
3 13 (20.31%) Finance
4 12 (18.75%) Financial Institution
5 5 (7.81%) Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Front Office
6 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (31.25%) Analyst
2 19 (29.69%) IT Trainer
2 19 (29.69%) Trainer
3 17 (26.56%) Service Analyst
4 13 (20.31%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (18.75%) IT Analyst
5 12 (18.75%) Legal Analyst
6 7 (10.94%) Business Analyst
7 6 (9.38%) Legal IT Trainer
8 4 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) IT Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) IT Support
9 3 (4.69%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Team Leader
10 2 (3.13%) IT Architect
10 2 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Technical Leader
10 2 (3.13%) Technical Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (1.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (18.75%) Hedge funds
3 9 (14.06%) Management Information System
4 7 (10.94%) e-Learning
5 4 (6.25%) Smartphone
5 4 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (4.69%) BYOD
7 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.56%) iPad
8 1 (1.56%) iPhone
8 1 (1.56%) Learning Management System
8 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.38%) Windows
2 18 (28.13%) Windows 10
3 12 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.25%) Android
4 4 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.56%) Linux
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (65.63%) ITIL
2 15 (23.44%) Problem Management
3 13 (20.31%) Incident Management
4 12 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement Process
5 8 (12.50%) PRINCE
5 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis
6 7 (10.94%) CRM
6 7 (10.94%) Lean Six Sigma
6 7 (10.94%) Project Management
6 7 (10.94%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (10.94%) Six Sigma
6 7 (10.94%) UML
6 7 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (9.38%) Analytical Thinking
7 6 (9.38%) AOP
7 6 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (9.38%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.81%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) A+ Certification
1 8 (12.50%) Degree
2 7 (10.94%) CBAP
2 7 (10.94%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.69%) MCP
5 2 (3.13%) CCDA
5 2 (3.13%) CCNP
5 2 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.13%) MCSE
6 1 (1.56%) CCNA
6 1 (1.56%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.56%) GIAC
6 1 (1.56%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.56%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.56%) MCITP
6 1 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) QA
2 5 (7.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.81%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) COBIT
3 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.13%) BitLocker
3 2 (3.13%) Firmware
4 1 (1.56%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) SCCM
2 2 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.13%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 31 (48.44%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.31%) Citrix
3 9 (14.06%) iManage
4 5 (7.81%) Apple
5 4 (6.25%) Aderant
5 4 (6.25%) SolarWinds
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco
6 3 (4.69%) VMware
7 2 (3.13%) Dell
7 2 (3.13%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.13%) HP
7 2 (3.13%) McAfee
8 1 (1.56%) Avaya
8 1 (1.56%) CA
8 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.56%) Intapp
8 1 (1.56%) Juniper
8 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.56%) Sun
8 1 (1.56%) Symantec