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 3 months to 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 894 866
Rank change year-on-year +64 -28  
Permanent jobs citing MOS 33 45 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.046% 0.093%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.17% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 30 37 84
Median salary £27,500 £32,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.83%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £24,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,600 £45,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20985 26732 29771
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.64% 27.14% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16369 21503 23355
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MOS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MOS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Salary histogram for MOS in the UK

MOS
Top 18 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 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +49 31 £28,750 -11.53% 8
London +45 11 £42,500 +16.43%
Manchester -24 6 £25,500 -8.92% 2
North West -30 6 £25,500 -8.92% 2
Yorkshire - 5 £40,000 - 1
City of London +25 4 £32,500 -18.75%
East Midlands +13 4 £22,000 -32.30%
Northampton 0 4 £22,000 -32.30%
Northamptonshire -2 4 £22,000 -32.30%
West Midlands +21 3 - - 4
North Yorkshire - 3 £40,000 -
York - 3 £40,000 -
Coventry - 3 - - 4
South West +12 2 £21,000 -26.95%
Calne - 2 £21,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £21,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £17,500 - 1
Leeds - 1 £17,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 52 (72.22%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (65.28%) Microsoft
3 45 (62.50%) Windows
4 34 (47.22%) ITIL
5 33 (45.83%) Windows 7
6 21 (29.17%) Law
7 20 (27.78%) Legal
8 19 (26.39%) German Language
9 16 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
10 15 (20.83%) Degree
11 14 (19.44%) Citrix
12 13 (18.06%) VPN
13 12 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 11 (15.28%) AppSense
14 11 (15.28%) Service Management
14 11 (15.28%) SharePoint
15 10 (13.89%) Active Directory
15 10 (13.89%) French Language
16 9 (12.50%) C
16 9 (12.50%) Windows 10
17 8 (11.11%) Adobe
18 7 (9.72%) Acrobat
18 7 (9.72%) SLA
18 7 (9.72%) iManage
18 7 (9.72%) Camtasia
18 7 (9.72%) Snagit
19 6 (8.33%) Finance
19 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
19 6 (8.33%) LAN
19 6 (8.33%) WAN

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 11 (15.28%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.94%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 52 (72.22%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (9.72%) Acrobat
4 7 (9.72%) Camtasia
4 7 (9.72%) Snagit
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.39%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Magento
2 3 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.06%) VPN
2 6 (8.33%) LAN
2 6 (8.33%) WAN
3 5 (6.94%) Internet
3 5 (6.94%) Skype
4 4 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (4.17%) WebEx
6 2 (2.78%) Firewall
7 1 (1.39%) DHCP
7 1 (1.39%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) PHPUnit
General
1 21 (29.17%) Law
2 20 (27.78%) Legal
3 19 (26.39%) German Language
4 10 (13.89%) French Language
5 6 (8.33%) Finance
6 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
7 3 (4.17%) Banking
7 3 (4.17%) Marketing
7 3 (4.17%) Retail
8 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.78%) Spanish Language
9 1 (1.39%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 34 (47.22%) Analyst
2 28 (38.89%) Service Analyst
2 28 (38.89%) Service Desk Analyst
3 18 (25.00%) Trainer
4 16 (22.22%) IT Trainer
5 15 (20.83%) Help Desk Analyst
5 15 (20.83%) Help Desk Support
5 15 (20.83%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 14 (19.44%) Service Desk Support
6 14 (19.44%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 12 (16.67%) Support Analyst
8 9 (12.50%) IT Support
9 7 (9.72%) Active Directory Support
10 6 (8.33%) Active Directory Analyst
10 6 (8.33%) Active Directory Support Analyst
10 6 (8.33%) IT Analyst
10 6 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (8.33%) Windows Support Analyst
11 5 (6.94%) Legal IT Trainer
12 4 (5.56%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) Backbone.js
1 4 (5.56%) CSS
1 4 (5.56%) HTML
1 4 (5.56%) jQuery
1 4 (5.56%) Laravel
1 4 (5.56%) React
1 4 (5.56%) RESTful
1 4 (5.56%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) e-Learning
2 4 (5.56%) Virtual Team
3 3 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.17%) Internet of Things
3 3 (4.17%) iPad
3 3 (4.17%) iPhone
4 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.78%) Learning Management System
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) SCORM
5 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 45 (62.50%) Windows
2 33 (45.83%) Windows 7
3 9 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 4 (5.56%) Windows 8
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.39%) Android
6 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.22%) ITIL
2 11 (15.28%) Service Management
3 5 (6.94%) Mathematics
3 5 (6.94%) People Management
4 4 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (5.56%) Coaching
4 4 (5.56%) CRM
4 4 (5.56%) Web Development
5 3 (4.17%) Business Transformation
5 3 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (4.17%) ITSM
5 3 (4.17%) Matrix Management
5 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (2.78%) Information Security
6 2 (2.78%) Information Security Management
6 2 (2.78%) ISMS
6 2 (2.78%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.78%) Security Management
6 2 (2.78%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.39%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.50%) C
2 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.56%) PHP
3 2 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (20.83%) Degree
2 6 (8.33%) MCP
2 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.56%) MCSA
4 3 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.17%) MCSE
5 1 (1.39%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (65.28%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.44%) Citrix
3 11 (15.28%) AppSense
4 8 (11.11%) Adobe
5 7 (9.72%) iManage
6 3 (4.17%) Intel
6 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.39%) Apple
7 1 (1.39%) Siebel
7 1 (1.39%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
University of Warwick
Salary: £21,220-£24,565 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
University of Warwick
Salary: £21,220-£24,565 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry
University of Warwick
Salary: £21,220-£24,565 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
University of Warwick
Salary: £21,220-£24,565 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago