Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1121 1136 1152
Rank change year-on-year +15 +16 +68
Permanent jobs citing MOS 56 105 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.055% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 50 93 120
UK median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -1.32% +26.67%
10th Percentile £21,000 £25,850 £21,250
90th Percentile £43,875 £54,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.94% +21.82%

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 42411 50574 59670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.25% 26.36% 27.40%
Number of salaries quoted 32595 40691 47603
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 2017. 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 +13 56 £35,000 -6.67% 3
UK excluding London +37 33 £30,000 -20.00% 2
London -11 23 £41,500 +7.79% 1
North of England +2 15 £35,000 -6.67%
Yorkshire - 11 £35,000 -
Midlands +36 10 £30,000 -27.71%
West Midlands +34 8 £32,500 -21.69%
South East +68 5 £24,000 -28.36% 1
North West -22 4 £25,500 -32.00%
East Midlands +34 2 £20,000 -31.03%
South West +12 2 £20,000 -30.43%
East of England +14 1 £35,000 +75.00% 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 with a requirement for MOS.

1 32 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 30 (53.57%) ITIL
3 26 (46.43%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (46.43%) Windows
4 18 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (30.36%) MCSA
6 14 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 14 (25.00%) MCP
6 14 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 13 (23.21%) MCSE
7 13 (23.21%) MS Exchange
8 11 (19.64%) SCCM
8 11 (19.64%) VPN
8 11 (19.64%) Finance
9 9 (16.07%) Law
9 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (16.07%) Web Development
9 9 (16.07%) SLA
9 9 (16.07%) CSS
9 9 (16.07%) HTML
9 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
9 9 (16.07%) PHP
9 9 (16.07%) Symfony
9 9 (16.07%) jQuery
9 9 (16.07%) Magento
9 9 (16.07%) RESTful
9 9 (16.07%) PHPUnit
9 9 (16.07%) Laravel
9 9 (16.07%) Backbone.js
9 9 (16.07%) People Management

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 13 (23.21%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (46.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.57%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Magento
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) VPN
2 8 (14.29%) LAN
2 8 (14.29%) WAN
3 5 (8.93%) Firewall
4 4 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (7.14%) IPsec
4 4 (7.14%) SAN
4 4 (7.14%) SSL
5 3 (5.36%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.57%) WebEx
7 1 (1.79%) Broadband
7 1 (1.79%) Internet
7 1 (1.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) PHPUnit
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Law
3 8 (14.29%) Legal
4 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.36%) German Language
6 2 (3.57%) Banking
6 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.79%) French Language
7 1 (1.79%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Analyst
2 12 (21.43%) IT Support
3 9 (16.07%) Developer
3 9 (16.07%) PHP Developer
4 8 (14.29%) Trainer
5 7 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
5 7 (12.50%) IT Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) IT Trainer
5 7 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Service Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Legal IT Trainer
7 5 (8.93%) Technical Support
8 4 (7.14%) Administrator
8 4 (7.14%) IT Administrator
8 4 (7.14%) IT Systems Administrator
8 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Trainer
8 4 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (7.14%) Technical Leader
9 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) Backbone.js
1 9 (16.07%) CSS
1 9 (16.07%) HTML
1 9 (16.07%) jQuery
1 9 (16.07%) Laravel
1 9 (16.07%) React
1 9 (16.07%) RESTful
1 9 (16.07%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 6 (10.71%) e-Learning
3 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.14%) Learning Management System
5 3 (5.36%) Spread Betting
6 2 (3.57%) SCORM
7 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.79%) iPad
7 1 (1.79%) iPhone
7 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.79%) PDA
7 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (46.43%) Windows
2 14 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 6 (10.71%) Android
4 6 (10.71%) Windows 7
4 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.93%) Windows Mobile
5 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.93%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (53.57%) ITIL
2 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.07%) People Management
2 9 (16.07%) Web Development
3 5 (8.93%) Change Management
3 5 (8.93%) Configuration Management
3 5 (8.93%) Incident Management
3 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
3 5 (8.93%) Patch Management
3 5 (8.93%) Problem Management
3 5 (8.93%) Service Delivery
3 5 (8.93%) Service Delivery Management
4 4 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 4 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.14%) Statistics
5 3 (5.36%) Break/Fix
5 3 (5.36%) ITSM
5 3 (5.36%) Line Management
5 3 (5.36%) Mathematics
5 3 (5.36%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
1 9 (16.07%) PHP
2 3 (5.36%) C
2 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.36%) VB
3 1 (1.79%) SQL
3 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (30.36%) MCSA
3 14 (25.00%) MCP
4 13 (23.21%) MCSE
5 8 (14.29%) CCNA
5 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (14.29%) MCITP
5 8 (14.29%) MCTS
6 5 (8.93%) Degree
7 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.79%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.79%) ECDL
8 1 (1.79%) MCDST
8 1 (1.79%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.07%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (19.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) VMware
3 4 (7.14%) Citrix
4 3 (5.36%) ServiceNow
4 3 (5.36%) Siebel
5 2 (3.57%) Adobe
5 2 (3.57%) AppSense
5 2 (3.57%) Dell
5 2 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) Apple
6 1 (1.79%) LANDesk