Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for MOS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 336 364 331
Rank change year-on-year +28 -33 +9
Permanent jobs citing MOS 4 6 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.038% 0.047% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.23% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 31
North West median annual salary £27,500 £27,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% -13.60% +13.64%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £29,750 £33,750 £41,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year +57.14% -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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,414 2,576 2,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.06% 20.36% 22.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,936 1,955 2,152
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £25,721 £23,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

MOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing MOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for MOS in the North West

MOS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for MOS in the North West

MOS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Manchester +5 2 £27,500 +1.85%
Merseyside - 2 £28,750 -
MOS
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 North West region with a requirement for MOS.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Law
2 3 (75.00%) Legal
3 2 (50.00%) Elite 3E
3 2 (50.00%) Intapp
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (50.00%) Skype
3 2 (50.00%) Mimecast
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking

MOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
General
1 3 (75.00%) Law
1 3 (75.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) IT Trainer
1 2 (50.00%) Trainer
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Intapp
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft