Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1133 1131 1159
Rank change year-on-year -2 +28 +48
Permanent jobs citing MOS 47 101 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.054% 0.058%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 44 96 94
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.41% -11.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £23,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £46,025 £45,000 £56,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year -13.33% +11.94% +21.82%

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 42718 48508 58706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.81% 26.05% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 32836 38795 47101
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -42 47 £35,000 -1.41% 2
UK excluding London +14 24 £32,500 -13.33% 1
London -39 23 £40,000 +12.68% 1
North of England -3 13 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Yorkshire - 8 £35,000 -
Midlands +22 6 £31,250 -24.70%
West Midlands +24 5 £32,500 -21.69%
North West -27 5 £26,500 -29.33% 1
South East +30 3 £24,000 -28.36%
East Midlands +19 1 £18,000 -29.41%
East of England +4 1 £35,000 -0.71%
South West -4 1 £19,000 -22.45%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 26 (55.32%) ITIL
2 25 (53.19%) Microsoft
3 21 (44.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (42.55%) Windows
5 19 (40.43%) MCSA
6 18 (38.30%) Microsoft Office
7 17 (36.17%) MCSE
8 13 (27.66%) SCCM
9 12 (25.53%) MCP
9 12 (25.53%) Active Directory
10 11 (23.40%) VPN
10 11 (23.40%) MS Exchange
10 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
11 10 (21.28%) Finance
12 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (17.02%) Blackberry
12 8 (17.02%) CCNA
12 8 (17.02%) CSS
12 8 (17.02%) HTML
12 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
12 8 (17.02%) PHP
12 8 (17.02%) Symfony
12 8 (17.02%) jQuery
12 8 (17.02%) Magento
12 8 (17.02%) RESTful
12 8 (17.02%) PHPUnit
12 8 (17.02%) Laravel
12 8 (17.02%) Backbone.js
12 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (17.02%) MCTS

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 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (38.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) VPN
2 5 (10.64%) LAN
2 5 (10.64%) WAN
3 4 (8.51%) Firewall
3 4 (8.51%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (8.51%) IPsec
3 4 (8.51%) SAN
3 4 (8.51%) SSL
4 1 (2.13%) Broadband
4 1 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.13%) WebEx
4 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) PHPUnit
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Law
3 4 (8.51%) Legal
3 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.38%) German Language
5 1 (2.13%) Banking
5 1 (2.13%) French Language
5 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) Developer
2 8 (17.02%) IT Support
2 8 (17.02%) PHP Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Help Desk Support
3 6 (12.77%) IT Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Service Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Technical Leader
4 5 (10.64%) Technical Support
5 4 (8.51%) Support Team Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Team Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Support Team Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Team Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Trainer
6 3 (6.38%) Administrator
6 3 (6.38%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) Backbone.js
1 8 (17.02%) CSS
1 8 (17.02%) HTML
1 8 (17.02%) jQuery
1 8 (17.02%) Laravel
1 8 (17.02%) React
1 8 (17.02%) RESTful
1 8 (17.02%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Blackberry
2 7 (14.89%) Spread Betting
3 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.38%) e-Learning
5 2 (4.26%) Learning Management System
6 1 (2.13%) Animation
6 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.13%) iPad
6 1 (2.13%) iPhone
6 1 (2.13%) PDA
6 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (42.55%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.89%) Android
3 7 (14.89%) Apple iOS
3 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.64%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.64%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.02%) Mentoring
2 8 (17.02%) People Management
2 8 (17.02%) Web Development
3 7 (14.89%) Line Management
4 5 (10.64%) Change Management
4 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
4 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
4 5 (10.64%) Patch Management
4 5 (10.64%) Problem Management
4 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery Management
5 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity
5 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.51%) Statistics
6 3 (6.38%) Break/Fix
6 3 (6.38%) Service Management
7 2 (4.26%) Time Management
7 2 (4.26%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
1 8 (17.02%) PHP
2 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.38%) VB
3 1 (2.13%) C
3 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (44.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (40.43%) MCSA
3 17 (36.17%) MCSE
4 12 (25.53%) MCP
5 8 (17.02%) CCNA
5 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (17.02%) MCITP
5 8 (17.02%) MCTS
6 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.13%) Degree
6 1 (2.13%) ECDL
6 1 (2.13%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (25.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (53.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) VMware
3 3 (6.38%) AppSense
3 3 (6.38%) Citrix
4 2 (4.26%) Apple
4 2 (4.26%) Dell
4 2 (4.26%) HP
4 2 (4.26%) Siebel
5 1 (2.13%) iManage
5 1 (2.13%) LANDesk