Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1029 1142 1105
Rank change year-on-year +113 -37 +36
Permanent jobs citing MOS 78 52 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.030% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.13% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 62 51 91
UK median annual salary £53,750 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.57% -1.41% +1.43%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £43,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £32,500 £32,375
% change year-on-year -23.08% +0.39% -0.38%

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 36,299 41,344 45,699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.09% 23.75% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 26,553 32,058 36,310
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,200 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +108 74 £55,000 +57.14% 6
London +62 55 £55,000 +57.14% 3
UK excluding London +70 23 £25,000 -23.08% 4
East of England +35 6 - - 2
South East - 5 £35,000 -
North of England +30 4 £27,500 -21.43% 1
North West +24 4 £27,500 +1.85% 1
South West - 4 £25,000 -
Scotland - 3 £25,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 62 (79.49%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (65.38%) Legal
3 48 (61.54%) ITIL
4 44 (56.41%) Law
5 43 (55.13%) Microsoft
6 34 (43.59%) Windows
7 29 (37.18%) Microsoft Excel
8 24 (30.77%) Windows 10
9 22 (28.21%) Office 365
10 20 (25.64%) Active Directory
11 18 (23.08%) Finance
12 15 (19.23%) Problem Management
13 14 (17.95%) SQL
13 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (16.67%) A+ Certification
14 13 (16.67%) SCCM
15 12 (15.38%) Incident Management
15 12 (15.38%) Financial Institution
15 12 (15.38%) Citrix
15 12 (15.38%) Hedge funds
16 11 (14.10%) PRINCE2
17 10 (12.82%) Project Management
17 10 (12.82%) Video Conferencing
17 10 (12.82%) Business Analysis
17 10 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
17 10 (12.82%) Windows 7
17 10 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
18 9 (11.54%) Management Information System
18 9 (11.54%) Six Sigma
19 8 (10.26%) PRINCE

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 7 (8.97%) MS Exchange
1 7 (8.97%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 62 (79.49%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (37.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (6.41%) Camtasia
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Carpe Diem
2 2 (2.56%) Elite 3E
3 1 (1.28%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 22 (28.21%) Office 365
2 6 (7.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) Skype
2 4 (5.13%) Firewall
2 4 (5.13%) LAN
3 2 (2.56%) DHCP
3 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.56%) VLAN
3 2 (2.56%) WAN
3 2 (2.56%) Wireless
4 1 (1.28%) DMZ
4 1 (1.28%) Extranet
4 1 (1.28%) ISDN
4 1 (1.28%) Network Security
4 1 (1.28%) PBX
4 1 (1.28%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.28%) VoIP
4 1 (1.28%) VPN
4 1 (1.28%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.28%) WLAN
General
1 51 (65.38%) Legal
2 44 (56.41%) Law
3 18 (23.08%) Finance
4 12 (15.38%) Financial Institution
5 5 (6.41%) Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Front Office
6 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (37.18%) Analyst
2 22 (28.21%) Trainer
3 21 (26.92%) Service Analyst
4 20 (25.64%) IT Trainer
5 17 (21.79%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (20.51%) IT Analyst
7 12 (15.38%) Legal Analyst
8 7 (8.97%) Business Analyst
9 5 (6.41%) Legal IT Trainer
9 5 (6.41%) Support Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (5.13%) IT Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
11 3 (3.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 3 (3.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (3.85%) IT Support
11 3 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
12 2 (2.56%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) XML
2 2 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (1.28%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (15.38%) Hedge funds
3 10 (12.82%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (11.54%) Management Information System
5 7 (8.97%) e-Learning
6 6 (7.69%) Smartphone
7 3 (3.85%) BYOD
7 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.56%) CCTV
9 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.28%) iPad
9 1 (1.28%) iPhone
9 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 34 (43.59%) Windows
2 24 (30.77%) Windows 10
3 10 (12.82%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.13%) Android
5 4 (5.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.56%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (61.54%) ITIL
2 15 (19.23%) Problem Management
3 12 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 11 (14.10%) PRINCE2
5 10 (12.82%) Business Analysis
5 10 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (12.82%) Project Management
6 9 (11.54%) Six Sigma
7 8 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement Process
7 8 (10.26%) CRM
7 8 (10.26%) PRINCE
8 7 (8.97%) Lean Six Sigma
8 7 (8.97%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (8.97%) UML
8 7 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (7.69%) AOP
9 6 (7.69%) ITSM
9 6 (7.69%) Service Delivery
9 6 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.95%) SQL
2 4 (5.13%) VBA
3 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (16.67%) A+ Certification
2 8 (10.26%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (8.97%) CBAP
3 7 (8.97%) Degree
4 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.13%) MCP
5 4 (5.13%) MCSA
6 2 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.56%) MCSE
6 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.28%) CAPM
7 1 (1.28%) CCNA
7 1 (1.28%) CCNP
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.28%) MCSD
7 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.28%) PMP
7 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) QA
2 5 (6.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.41%) SLA
3 2 (2.56%) GDPR
4 1 (1.28%) COBIT
4 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.28%) PMBOK
System Software
1 20 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.56%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.56%) Firmware
3 1 (1.28%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 43 (55.13%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.38%) Citrix
3 7 (8.97%) iManage
4 6 (7.69%) Apple
5 4 (5.13%) Aderant
6 3 (3.85%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.56%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.56%) Intapp
7 2 (2.56%) McAfee
7 2 (2.56%) Samsung
8 1 (1.28%) Ariba
8 1 (1.28%) CA
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco
8 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.28%) VMware