Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1046 1085 1164
Rank change year-on-year +39 +79 -3
Permanent jobs citing MOS 10 76 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.047% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.033% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10 56 45
UK median annual salary £41,250 £48,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.06% +37.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £25,675 £27,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £48,725 £70,625 £47,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,750 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -5.38% - -13.33%

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 30,767 38,780 43,853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.61% 23.78% 24.22%
Number of salaries quoted 22,726 28,652 33,702
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019. 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 +42 10 £41,250 -14.06% 4
London +35 6 £46,500 -7.00% 1
UK excluding London +30 4 £30,750 -5.38% 3
South East +41 2 £35,000 - 1
East of England +55 1 £25,000 -3.85% 1
East Midlands - 1 £26,500 -
Midlands - 1 £26,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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 6 (60.00%) ITIL
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (30.00%) Office 365
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) iManage
3 3 (30.00%) Intapp
3 3 (30.00%) e-Learning
4 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (20.00%) Project Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) HAProxy
4 2 (20.00%) Skype
4 2 (20.00%) OneDrive
4 2 (20.00%) Workday
4 2 (20.00%) Camtasia
4 2 (20.00%) Snagit
4 2 (20.00%) Client Onboarding
4 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 2 (20.00%) MCP
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Adobe
4 2 (20.00%) Apple
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Law
4 2 (20.00%) Legal

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 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (20.00%) Adobe Captivate
2 2 (20.00%) Camtasia
2 2 (20.00%) Snagit
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (10.00%) Mimecast
3 1 (10.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (20.00%) Skype
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) Broadband
3 1 (10.00%) Intranet
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Law
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (10.00%) German Language
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) IT Trainer
1 4 (40.00%) Trainer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) ERP Trainer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Legal IT Trainer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Workday Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) e-Learning
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Client Onboarding
2 2 (20.00%) Document Management
2 2 (20.00%) ERP
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (20.00%) Project Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Active Listening
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Statistics
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) iManage
2 3 (30.00%) Intapp
3 2 (20.00%) Adobe
3 2 (20.00%) Apple
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) ProCurve
3 2 (20.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (20.00%) Workday
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Remedy
4 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (10.00%) VMware