Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1121 1120 1192
Rank change year-on-year -1 +72 -45
Permanent jobs citing MOS 65 64 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.037% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 63 59 86
UK median annual salary £35,000 £27,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% -15.38% +6.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £51,900 £49,600 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £25,500 £30,750
% change year-on-year +17.65% -17.07% +11.82%

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 41,258 43,048 54,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.71% 24.86% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 30,981 33,698 44,172
UK median annual salary £49,552 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.12% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 25 June 2018.

Salary histogram for MOS in the UK

MOS
Top 12 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 25 June 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 +16 61 £35,500 +18.33% 11
London +6 45 £42,000 -10.64% 5
UK excluding London -32 20 £30,000 +17.65% 7
North of England +13 6 £36,000 +35.85%
North West -17 5 £37,000 +43.69%
Midlands +2 4 £30,000 +36.36%
East Midlands +1 4 £30,000 +36.36%
Wales - 4 £30,000 -
South East -10 3 £32,500 +35.42% 5
East of England - 2 £27,375 -
Yorkshire +29 1 £35,000 -6.67%
South West -10 1 £30,000 +42.86% 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 48 (73.85%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (60.00%) Windows
2 39 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 38 (58.46%) ITIL
4 31 (47.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (38.46%) Finance
5 25 (38.46%) Windows 7
6 24 (36.92%) MCSE
7 22 (33.85%) Windows 10
8 21 (32.31%) Office 365
8 21 (32.31%) Law
8 21 (32.31%) Legal
9 20 (30.77%) MCSA
10 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
10 17 (26.15%) Document Management
11 15 (23.08%) iManage
12 14 (21.54%) Cisco
13 13 (20.00%) Citrix
13 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
14 12 (18.46%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (18.46%) CCIE
14 12 (18.46%) CCNP
14 12 (18.46%) CCNA
14 12 (18.46%) MCSD
14 12 (18.46%) Marketing
15 11 (16.92%) e-Learning
16 10 (15.38%) CRM
17 9 (13.85%) LAN
17 9 (13.85%) WAN
17 9 (13.85%) Blackberry

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 5 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (7.69%) Skype for Business
2 4 (6.15%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.54%) CMS
Applications
1 48 (73.85%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (13.85%) Camtasia
4 4 (6.15%) Acrobat
4 4 (6.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.54%) Elite 3E
2 1 (1.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (32.31%) Office 365
2 3 (4.62%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.85%) LAN
1 9 (13.85%) WAN
2 8 (12.31%) DNS
3 5 (7.69%) Internet
3 5 (7.69%) Skype
4 4 (6.15%) Broadband
4 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.62%) VPN
6 2 (3.08%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.08%) WebEx
7 1 (1.54%) 4G
7 1 (1.54%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) JIRA
2 1 (1.54%) PHPUnit
General
1 25 (38.46%) Finance
2 21 (32.31%) Law
2 21 (32.31%) Legal
3 12 (18.46%) Marketing
4 5 (7.69%) German Language
5 4 (6.15%) Banking
6 3 (4.62%) French Language
7 2 (3.08%) Dutch Language
8 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (27.69%) Trainer
2 17 (26.15%) IT Trainer
3 15 (23.08%) Support Engineer
4 14 (21.54%) Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) Legal IT Trainer
5 9 (13.85%) Support Analyst
6 8 (12.31%) ICT Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) IT Support
7 7 (10.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 7 (10.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 7 (10.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (10.77%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 7 (10.77%) IT Engineer
7 7 (10.77%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Service Analyst
8 6 (9.23%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (7.69%) IT Manager
9 5 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (7.69%) Technical Support
9 5 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) CSS
1 3 (4.62%) HTML
1 3 (4.62%) jQuery
2 1 (1.54%) Backbone.js
2 1 (1.54%) Laravel
2 1 (1.54%) React
2 1 (1.54%) RESTful
2 1 (1.54%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) e-Learning
2 9 (13.85%) Blackberry
3 7 (10.77%) Spread Betting
4 4 (6.15%) iPad
4 4 (6.15%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.62%) iPhone
6 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.54%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 39 (60.00%) Windows
2 25 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 22 (33.85%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.62%) Windows 8
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.08%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.54%) Android
6 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (58.46%) ITIL
2 17 (26.15%) Document Management
3 10 (15.38%) CRM
4 8 (12.31%) Presales
5 5 (7.69%) Line Management
6 3 (4.62%) ITSM
6 3 (4.62%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.62%) Practice Management
6 3 (4.62%) Service Management
7 2 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.08%) Information Security
7 2 (3.08%) IT Strategy
7 2 (3.08%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.08%) Statistics
7 2 (3.08%) Time Management
8 1 (1.54%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.54%) ERP
8 1 (1.54%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.08%) SQL
3 1 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (47.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (36.92%) MCSE
3 20 (30.77%) MCSA
4 12 (18.46%) CCIE
4 12 (18.46%) CCNA
4 12 (18.46%) CCNP
4 12 (18.46%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (18.46%) MCSD
5 5 (7.69%) MCP
6 4 (6.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (6.15%) MCDST
7 3 (4.62%) Degree
8 2 (3.08%) ECDL
9 1 (1.54%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.54%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.31%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.54%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) SCCM
2 2 (3.08%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.54%) DameWare
Vendors
1 39 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.08%) iManage
3 14 (21.54%) Cisco
4 13 (20.00%) Citrix
5 9 (13.85%) Aderant
6 8 (12.31%) Apple
7 4 (6.15%) Adobe
8 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
9 2 (3.08%) Mitel
9 2 (3.08%) SAP
10 1 (1.54%) Computacenter
10 1 (1.54%) Intapp
10 1 (1.54%) MobileIron