Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 969 773 1089
Rank change year-on-year -196 +316 +62
Permanent jobs citing MOS 26 19 27
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.028% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.12% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 21 19 23
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,250 £26,050
25th Percentile £29,500 £30,000 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% -2.60%
75th Percentile £60,000 £43,750 £48,750
90th Percentile " £50,500 £55,290
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,625 £28,125 £27,500
% change year-on-year -5.33% +2.27% -8.33%

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 24,207 15,214 34,792
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.44% 22.05% 24.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13,990 11,405 25,623
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,400
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

MOS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MOS in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MOS.

Salary trend for MOS in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing MOS over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for MOS in the UK

MOS
Top 7 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 29 July 2021. 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 -165 25 £42,500 +21.43% 9
London -126 19 £56,250 +32.35% 4
UK excluding London -110 6 £26,625 -5.33% 5
North West -46 5 £26,500 -11.67% 3
North of England -58 5 £26,500 -11.67% 4
Work from Home -244 3 £33,500 +16.52%
South East -86 1 £33,500 +21.82%

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 22 (84.62%) ITIL
2 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 17 (65.38%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (46.15%) Windows
5 12 (46.15%) Windows 10
6 11 (42.31%) Legal
7 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
7 10 (38.46%) SCCM
8 9 (34.62%) Project Management
9 8 (30.77%) A+ Certification
9 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
9 8 (30.77%) MCP
10 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (23.08%) Azure
11 6 (23.08%) Apple iOS
11 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
11 6 (23.08%) iManage
11 6 (23.08%) ServiceNow
11 6 (23.08%) Coaching
11 6 (23.08%) Camtasia
11 6 (23.08%) Aderant
11 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
11 6 (23.08%) Apple
11 6 (23.08%) Contact Management
11 6 (23.08%) Law
11 6 (23.08%) OpenText
11 6 (23.08%) e-Learning
11 6 (23.08%) Document Management
11 6 (23.08%) Social Skills

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 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (23.08%) Camtasia
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (15.38%) Figma
3 4 (15.38%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Shopify
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft 365
2 6 (23.08%) Azure
3 5 (19.23%) Mimecast
4 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.85%) OneDrive
4 1 (3.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Wireless
2 3 (11.54%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) ESLint
1 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 4 (15.38%) gulp
General
1 11 (42.31%) Legal
2 6 (23.08%) Law
2 6 (23.08%) Social Skills
3 4 (15.38%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) IT Manager
1 6 (23.08%) Training Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Applications Support
3 4 (15.38%) Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (15.38%) Team Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) UI Developer
5 2 (7.69%) UI/UX Developer
5 2 (7.69%) UX Developer
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Application Support Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) CSS
1 4 (15.38%) Express
1 4 (15.38%) HTML
1 4 (15.38%) JSON
1 4 (15.38%) Node.js
1 4 (15.38%) REST
1 4 (15.38%) RESTful
1 4 (15.38%) Sass
1 4 (15.38%) Vue.js
2 1 (3.85%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) e-Learning
2 4 (15.38%) User Experience
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
1 12 (46.15%) Windows 10
2 6 (23.08%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Project Management
3 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (23.08%) Coaching
4 6 (23.08%) Contact Management
4 6 (23.08%) Document Management
5 5 (19.23%) Incident Management
5 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
6 4 (15.38%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
6 4 (15.38%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
6 4 (15.38%) Front End Development
6 4 (15.38%) Time Management
6 4 (15.38%) Workflow
7 3 (11.54%) Change Management
7 3 (11.54%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (11.54%) Line Management
7 3 (11.54%) Process Improvement
7 3 (11.54%) Six Sigma
7 3 (11.54%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) A+ Certification
1 8 (30.77%) MCP
2 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (15.38%) Degree
4 3 (11.54%) CIW
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.69%) MCSE
5 2 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Aderant
2 6 (23.08%) Apple
2 6 (23.08%) iManage
2 6 (23.08%) OpenText
2 6 (23.08%) ServiceNow
3 5 (19.23%) Sophos
4 4 (15.38%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco