Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MOS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1121 1136 1184
Rank change year-on-year +15 +48 -39
Permanent jobs citing MOS 51 65 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.037% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 36 60 85
UK median annual salary £42,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.67% -14.29% +4.48%
10th Percentile £27,125 £21,000 £23,650
90th Percentile £55,000 £47,025 £57,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £27,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year +18.18% -12.70% +3.28%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 39,991 43,207 53,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.66% 24.56% 26.93%
Number of salaries quoted 29,739 33,197 42,890
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

MOS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MOS in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for MOS in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MOS over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for MOS in the UK

MOS
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. 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
England +21 51 £42,500 +38.78% 7
London +47 34 £47,500 +26.67% 3
UK excluding London +9 17 £32,500 +18.18% 6
South East +10 9 £35,000 +45.83% 2
East of England - 6 £26,000 -
South West +4 2 £30,000 +42.86%

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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 with a requirement for MOS.

1 41 (80.39%) Windows
2 39 (76.47%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 33 (64.71%) ITIL
5 21 (41.18%) Law
5 21 (41.18%) Legal
6 17 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 17 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 17 (33.33%) Windows 10
7 16 (31.37%) Video Conferencing
8 15 (29.41%) Office 365
9 12 (23.53%) Apple
9 12 (23.53%) MS Exchange
10 11 (21.57%) MCSA
10 11 (21.57%) Document Management
11 10 (19.61%) Finance
11 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Excel
11 10 (19.61%) TCP/IP
11 10 (19.61%) Blackberry
12 9 (17.65%) CRM
12 9 (17.65%) MCP
12 9 (17.65%) Windows Server
13 8 (15.69%) iManage
13 8 (15.69%) ITSM
14 7 (13.73%) e-Learning
15 6 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (11.76%) A+ Certification
15 6 (11.76%) Citrix
15 6 (11.76%) Break/Fix

MOS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 12 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (9.80%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 39 (76.47%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (9.80%) Camtasia
4 1 (1.96%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.96%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 15 (29.41%) Office 365
2 3 (5.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.80%) Skype
3 3 (5.88%) Broadband
4 2 (3.92%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.92%) LAN
4 2 (3.92%) VLAN
4 2 (3.92%) WAN
4 2 (3.92%) WebEx
5 1 (1.96%) 4G
5 1 (1.96%) Firewall
5 1 (1.96%) Internet
5 1 (1.96%) Network Security
5 1 (1.96%) VPN
5 1 (1.96%) Wireless
General
1 21 (41.18%) Law
1 21 (41.18%) Legal
2 10 (19.61%) Finance
3 5 (9.80%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Analyst
2 14 (27.45%) Trainer
3 13 (25.49%) IT Trainer
4 12 (23.53%) Service Analyst
4 12 (23.53%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (19.61%) Support Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) IT Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Legal IT Trainer
7 5 (9.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (9.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (9.80%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Legal Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Team Leader
8 4 (7.84%) Senior IT Trainer
8 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Audio Visual Support
9 2 (3.92%) IT Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) IT Support
9 2 (3.92%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (19.61%) Blackberry
3 7 (13.73%) e-Learning
4 5 (9.80%) CCTV
4 5 (9.80%) Smartphone
5 4 (7.84%) iPad
6 2 (3.92%) iPhone
6 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.92%) Spread Betting
7 1 (1.96%) BYOD
7 1 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.96%) Life Science
7 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 41 (80.39%) Windows
2 17 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 17 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 9 (17.65%) Windows Server
4 5 (9.80%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) ITIL
2 11 (21.57%) Document Management
3 9 (17.65%) CRM
4 8 (15.69%) ITSM
5 6 (11.76%) Break/Fix
5 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (9.80%) Asset Management
6 5 (9.80%) ITIL V3
6 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.80%) Project Management
6 5 (9.80%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (9.80%) Six Sigma
6 5 (9.80%) Software Deployment
7 3 (5.88%) Office Automation
7 3 (5.88%) Performance Management
7 3 (5.88%) Practice Management
7 3 (5.88%) Service Management
8 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.92%) IT Strategy
8 2 (3.92%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.88%) VBA
3 2 (3.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (21.57%) MCSA
3 9 (17.65%) MCP
4 6 (11.76%) A+ Certification
5 5 (9.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (9.80%) MCDST
5 5 (9.80%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 4 (7.84%) MCSE
7 1 (1.96%) CCNA
7 1 (1.96%) CCNP
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.96%) ECDL
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.96%) MCSD
7 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) SLA
2 3 (5.88%) QA
3 2 (3.92%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) SCCM
2 2 (3.92%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.96%) DameWare
Vendors
1 34 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.53%) Apple
3 8 (15.69%) iManage
4 6 (11.76%) Citrix
5 5 (9.80%) Aderant
5 5 (9.80%) Samsung
6 3 (5.88%) Cisco
6 3 (5.88%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.92%) Mitel
7 2 (3.92%) SAP
8 1 (1.96%) Adobe
8 1 (1.96%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.96%) Intapp
8 1 (1.96%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.96%) Siebel
8 1 (1.96%) VMware