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

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1048 1145 1101
Rank change year-on-year +97 -44 +71
Permanent jobs citing MOS 50 61 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.036% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 43 60 65
UK median annual salary £45,000 £32,500 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,244 £21,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £48,750 £48,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,000 £30,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -15.00%

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 35,619 40,562 42,167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.71% 23.62% 24.97%
Number of salaries quoted 25,461 30,751 33,049
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.23% -2.35%

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 May 2019.

Salary histogram for MOS in the UK

MOS
Top 10 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 May 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 +84 47 £46,250 +31.21% 6
London +84 32 £52,500 +32.91% 3
UK excluding London +71 18 £27,000 -10.00% 3
South West +41 10 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Scotland - 3 £25,000 -
North West +32 2 £27,500 -15.38% 1
North of England +25 2 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Midlands +23 2 £29,750 -0.83% 1
West Midlands - 2 £29,750 -
East of England +87 1 £25,000 -13.04%

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 29 (58.00%) Microsoft Office
1 29 (58.00%) ITIL
2 23 (46.00%) Windows
3 22 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 22 (44.00%) Legal
4 19 (38.00%) Law
5 15 (30.00%) Office 365
5 15 (30.00%) Windows 10
6 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
6 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 11 (22.00%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (22.00%) Incident Management
8 10 (20.00%) Problem Management
9 8 (16.00%) Citrix
10 7 (14.00%) LAN
10 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (14.00%) SCCM
11 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
11 6 (12.00%) iManage
11 6 (12.00%) WAN
11 6 (12.00%) Finance
12 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
12 5 (10.00%) SQL
12 5 (10.00%) MCP
12 5 (10.00%) Apple
12 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (10.00%) Carpe Diem
13 4 (8.00%) BYOD
13 4 (8.00%) SolarWinds
13 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement

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 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 29 (58.00%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.00%) Camtasia
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Carpe Diem
2 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 15 (30.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) LAN
2 6 (12.00%) WAN
3 4 (8.00%) Firewall
3 4 (8.00%) VoIP
3 4 (8.00%) Wireshark
4 3 (6.00%) DMZ
4 3 (6.00%) Skype
4 3 (6.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (6.00%) VLAN
4 3 (6.00%) Wireless
4 3 (6.00%) WLAN
5 2 (4.00%) Broadband
5 2 (4.00%) DHCP
5 2 (4.00%) VPN
6 1 (2.00%) Extranet
6 1 (2.00%) Internet
6 1 (2.00%) ISDN
6 1 (2.00%) OSPF
6 1 (2.00%) PBX
6 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 22 (44.00%) Legal
2 19 (38.00%) Law
3 6 (12.00%) Finance
4 3 (6.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.00%) Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Front Office
6 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Analyst
2 12 (24.00%) Service Analyst
2 12 (24.00%) Trainer
3 11 (22.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) IT Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) IT Trainer
5 4 (8.00%) IT Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Legal Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Legal IT Trainer
6 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.00%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.00%) IT Support
7 2 (4.00%) Office 365 Trainer
7 2 (4.00%) Operations Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Service Operations Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.00%) BYOD
3 3 (6.00%) e-Learning
3 3 (6.00%) Hedge funds
3 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.00%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.00%) Windows
2 15 (30.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.00%) Android
4 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.00%) Linux
6 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (58.00%) ITIL
2 11 (22.00%) Incident Management
3 10 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.00%) Service Management
6 3 (6.00%) CRM
6 3 (6.00%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (6.00%) Project Management
6 3 (6.00%) Time Management
7 2 (4.00%) AOP
7 2 (4.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.00%) Change Management
7 2 (4.00%) Data Management
7 2 (4.00%) PRINCE
7 2 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (4.00%) Six Sigma
7 2 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (10.00%) MCP
4 3 (6.00%) A+ Certification
4 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (6.00%) MCSA
4 3 (6.00%) MCSE
4 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) CBAP
5 2 (4.00%) CCDA
5 2 (4.00%) CCNP
5 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) CCNA
6 1 (2.00%) CIPD
6 1 (2.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) GIAC
6 1 (2.00%) MCITP
6 1 (2.00%) MCT
6 1 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Firmware
3 1 (2.00%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.00%) Nagios
2 1 (2.00%) PowerCLI
2 1 (2.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.00%) Citrix
3 6 (12.00%) iManage
4 5 (10.00%) Apple
5 4 (8.00%) Cisco
5 4 (8.00%) Dell
5 4 (8.00%) HP
5 4 (8.00%) SolarWinds
5 4 (8.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) Aderant
6 1 (2.00%) Avaya
6 1 (2.00%) CA
6 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.00%) FactSet
6 1 (2.00%) Intapp
6 1 (2.00%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.00%) Juniper
6 1 (2.00%) Mitel
6 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.00%) Sun