Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1012 691 1076
Rank change year-on-year -321 +385 +10
Permanent jobs citing MOS 26 9 12
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.018% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.096% 0.086% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 24 9 10
10th Percentile £22,250 " £25,675
25th Percentile £23,875 £30,000 £34,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £31,000 £45,000 £45,750
Median % change year-on-year -31.11% -1.64% -1.08%
75th Percentile £34,875 £50,000 £48,438
90th Percentile £43,750 £65,250 £56,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,000 £45,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year -40.00% +69.81% -18.46%

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 27,183 10,462 31,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.62% 21.41% 23.01%
Number of salaries quoted 15,108 8,066 23,464
10th Percentile £31,076 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.54% +8.33% -

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 24 October 2021.

Salary histogram for MOS in the UK

MOS
Top 9 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 24 October 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 -306 26 £31,000 -31.11% 8
UK excluding London -234 19 £27,000 -40.00% 6
North West -75 15 £29,000 -3.33% 5
North of England -117 15 £29,000 -3.33% 5
London -248 7 £42,500 -44.26% 2
East Midlands - 3 £24,500 - 1
Midlands - 3 £24,500 - 1
Work from Home - 2 £33,000 - 1
South East -154 1 £33,500 -29.47%

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 25 (96.15%) ITIL
2 20 (76.92%) MCP
3 19 (73.08%) SharePoint
3 19 (73.08%) Microsoft 365
4 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
4 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
5 16 (61.54%) Windows
5 16 (61.54%) Azure
5 16 (61.54%) ServiceNow
5 16 (61.54%) Windows 10
6 15 (57.69%) Mimecast
6 15 (57.69%) Sophos
6 15 (57.69%) Incident Management
6 15 (57.69%) SCCM
7 14 (53.85%) Workflow
8 13 (50.00%) Degree
9 11 (42.31%) SLA
10 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (34.62%) Trend Analysis
11 9 (34.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (34.62%) Conflict Management
11 9 (34.62%) QA
12 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (26.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (26.92%) A+ Certification
12 7 (26.92%) PRINCE2
12 7 (26.92%) People Management
13 5 (19.23%) Social Skills
13 5 (19.23%) MCSE
13 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Office

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 19 (73.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft 365
2 16 (61.54%) Azure
3 15 (57.69%) Mimecast
4 4 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (7.69%) OneDrive
5 2 (7.69%) Yammer
6 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) LAN
2 2 (7.69%) WAN
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
General
1 5 (19.23%) Social Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Law
2 4 (15.38%) Legal
3 2 (7.69%) Presentation Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Back Office
4 1 (3.85%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
1 10 (38.46%) Service Desk Team Leader
1 10 (38.46%) Team Leader
2 9 (34.62%) Service Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) IT Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Trainer
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) IT Support
5 1 (3.85%) IT Support Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft 365 Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Resource Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
1 16 (61.54%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) ITIL
2 15 (57.69%) Incident Management
3 14 (53.85%) Workflow
4 9 (34.62%) Conflict Management
4 9 (34.62%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (34.62%) Trend Analysis
5 7 (26.92%) People Management
5 7 (26.92%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.54%) Change Management
6 3 (11.54%) Coaching
6 3 (11.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (11.54%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (11.54%) Process Improvement
6 3 (11.54%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) Six Sigma
6 3 (11.54%) Speech Recognition
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.69%) CRM
7 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
8 1 (3.85%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (76.92%) MCP
2 13 (50.00%) Degree
3 7 (26.92%) A+ Certification
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (26.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (19.23%) MCSE
5 4 (15.38%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (11.54%) CIW
7 1 (3.85%) ECDL
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (3.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) SLA
2 9 (34.62%) QA
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (57.69%) SCCM
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 16 (61.54%) ServiceNow
3 15 (57.69%) Sophos
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (7.69%) Intapp
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) Interwoven