Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1123 1161 1144
Rank change year-on-year +38 -17 +76
Permanent jobs citing MOS 66 106 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.052% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.19% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 61 88 128
UK median annual salary £27,500 £34,250 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.71% +8.73% +5.00%
10th Percentile £21,000 £23,250 £19,600
90th Percentile £49,250 £63,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,500 £30,750 £30,000
% change year-on-year -17.07% +2.50% +11.11%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43491 54640 61361
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.50% 27.01% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33659 44085 48431
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,175 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +58 64 £30,000 -12.41% 3
UK excluding London +45 43 £25,500 -17.07% 3
North of England +10 23 £28,750 +12.75% 3
London +19 21 £46,000 +8.24%
North West -31 14 £25,500 - 1
Midlands +43 12 £22,000 -32.31%
Yorkshire - 8 £35,500 - 2
West Midlands +35 7 £31,250 -30.56%
South East +65 5 £24,000 -23.81%
East Midlands +7 5 £22,000 -32.31%
South West +18 3 £21,000 -26.96%
North East - 1 £27,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 46 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 42 (63.64%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (60.61%) Windows
4 31 (46.97%) ITIL
5 22 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 14 (21.21%) Law
6 14 (21.21%) SLA
7 13 (19.70%) German Language
8 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
9 11 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 11 (16.67%) Legal
9 11 (16.67%) Windows Server
10 10 (15.15%) Degree
10 10 (15.15%) Citrix
10 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (15.15%) MCP
11 9 (13.64%) VPN
11 9 (13.64%) SharePoint
11 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
12 8 (12.12%) AppSense
12 8 (12.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 8 (12.12%) Service Management
12 8 (12.12%) Blackberry
12 8 (12.12%) LAN
12 8 (12.12%) WAN
13 7 (10.61%) MCSA
13 7 (10.61%) Finance
13 7 (10.61%) SCCM
13 7 (10.61%) Apple iOS
14 6 (9.09%) RESTful

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 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
1 9 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.55%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 42 (63.64%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (12.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (6.06%) Acrobat
4 4 (6.06%) Camtasia
4 4 (6.06%) Snagit
5 2 (3.03%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Magento
2 4 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) VPN
2 8 (12.12%) LAN
2 8 (12.12%) WAN
3 3 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (4.55%) Skype
4 2 (3.03%) Firewall
4 2 (3.03%) Internet
4 2 (3.03%) WebEx
5 1 (1.52%) Broadband
5 1 (1.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) PHPUnit
General
1 14 (21.21%) Law
2 13 (19.70%) German Language
3 11 (16.67%) Legal
4 7 (10.61%) Finance
5 6 (9.09%) French Language
6 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
7 3 (4.55%) Banking
8 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.52%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 28 (42.42%) Analyst
2 20 (30.30%) Service Analyst
2 20 (30.30%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (19.70%) Trainer
4 12 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 10 (15.15%) IT Trainer
6 9 (13.64%) Help Desk Analyst
6 9 (13.64%) Help Desk Support
6 9 (13.64%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 9 (13.64%) IT Support
7 8 (12.12%) Service Desk Support
7 8 (12.12%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 6 (9.09%) Developer
8 6 (9.09%) PHP Developer
9 5 (7.58%) IT Analyst
9 5 (7.58%) Legal IT Trainer
10 4 (6.06%) CRM Consultant
10 4 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 4 (6.06%) IT Engineer
10 4 (6.06%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) Backbone.js
1 6 (9.09%) CSS
1 6 (9.09%) HTML
1 6 (9.09%) jQuery
1 6 (9.09%) Laravel
1 6 (9.09%) React
1 6 (9.09%) RESTful
1 6 (9.09%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.06%) e-Learning
2 4 (6.06%) iPad
2 4 (6.06%) iPhone
3 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) Learning Management System
4 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.03%) SCORM
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.52%) PDA
5 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (60.61%) Windows
2 22 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 11 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 7 (10.61%) Apple iOS
5 6 (9.09%) Android
6 5 (7.58%) Windows 10
6 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.06%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.97%) ITIL
2 8 (12.12%) Service Management
3 6 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 6 (9.09%) People Management
3 6 (9.09%) Web Development
4 5 (7.58%) CRM
4 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.06%) Change Management
5 4 (6.06%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.06%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.06%) Patch Management
5 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery Management
5 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (6.06%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (4.55%) Break/Fix
6 3 (4.55%) ITSM
7 2 (3.03%) Information Security Management
7 2 (3.03%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.09%) C
1 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 6 (9.09%) PHP
2 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.03%) SQL
2 2 (3.03%) VB
3 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) Degree
1 10 (15.15%) MCP
1 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.61%) MCSA
3 3 (4.55%) MCSE
4 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.52%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.52%) ECDL
5 1 (1.52%) MCDST
5 1 (1.52%) MCITP
5 1 (1.52%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.21%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.15%) Citrix
3 8 (12.12%) AppSense
4 6 (9.09%) Adobe
5 4 (6.06%) iManage
5 4 (6.06%) Siebel
6 3 (4.55%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.03%) Apple
7 2 (3.03%) Dell
7 2 (3.03%) HP
8 1 (1.52%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.52%) VMware
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