The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MOS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 392 430 469
Rank change year-on-year +38 +39  
Permanent jobs citing MOS 4 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.027% 0.054% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.097% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 14
Median salary £24,000 £36,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.24% +5.79%  
UK excluding London median salary £24,000 £36,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year -34.24% +8.95%  

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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4137 5796 6616
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.27% 31.38% 31.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3378 4693 5094
Median salary £44,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,583 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

MOS
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for MOS in the South East

MOS
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MOS in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MOS in the South East

MOS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Hampshire - 2 £24,000 -
Surrey +31 1 £46,500 +24.00%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £24,000 -
MOS
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 South East region with a requirement for MOS.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) SLA
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) Siebel
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Apple
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) MCDST
4 1 (25.00%) PDA
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) French Language
4 1 (25.00%) Italian Language
4 1 (25.00%) VMware

MOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) French Language
1 1 (25.00%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) IT Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) IT Support
1 2 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Server Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
1 1 (25.00%) iPhone
1 1 (25.00%) PDA
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) MCDST
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Siebel
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) VMware