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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 821 889 891
Rank change year-on-year +68 +2  
Permanent jobs citing MOS 31 61 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.058% 0.072%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 29 50 60
Median salary £31,250 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.79% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £24,500 £22,450
10% offered a salary of more than £48,600 £55,000 £40,250
UK excluding London median salary £25,500 £28,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year -8.92% +3.70%  

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 21178 28974 29635
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.77% 27.71% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16684 23232 23258
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 £72,500 £68,000 £71,000
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 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 +46 30 £31,250 -0.79% 3
London +54 14 £47,000 +13.25% 1
North West -8 13 £25,500 -8.92%
Manchester -16 13 £25,500 -8.92%
City of London +29 3 £26,000 -28.76% 1
Calne - 1 £21,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £27,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £21,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £27,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
North East - 1 £27,500 -
South West - 1 £21,000 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 65 (82.28%) MS Office
2 56 (70.89%) Microsoft
3 50 (63.29%) Windows
4 45 (56.96%) Windows 7
5 44 (55.70%) MS Excel
6 27 (34.18%) ITIL
7 26 (32.91%) German Language
8 25 (31.65%) Law
9 24 (30.38%) Legal
10 22 (27.85%) SharePoint
10 22 (27.85%) Degree
11 20 (25.32%) French Language
11 20 (25.32%) Windows 10
11 20 (25.32%) MS PowerPoint
12 18 (22.78%) iManage
13 17 (21.52%) Camtasia
13 17 (21.52%) Snagit
13 17 (21.52%) Adobe
13 17 (21.52%) Acrobat
14 14 (17.72%) Citrix
14 14 (17.72%) Active Directory
15 11 (13.92%) VPN
16 10 (12.66%) Service Management
17 9 (11.39%) AppSense
18 8 (10.13%) e-Learning
18 8 (10.13%) C
19 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
20 6 (7.59%) Skype
21 5 (6.33%) Skype for Business
21 5 (6.33%) Mimecast

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 22 (27.85%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.27%) CMS
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.27%) IIS
4 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 65 (82.28%) MS Office
2 44 (55.70%) MS Excel
3 20 (25.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (21.52%) Acrobat
4 17 (21.52%) Camtasia
4 17 (21.52%) Snagit
5 1 (1.27%) MS Project
5 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) Eikon
2 1 (1.27%) Magento
2 1 (1.27%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.27%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.92%) VPN
2 6 (7.59%) Skype
3 5 (6.33%) Internet
4 4 (5.06%) LAN
5 3 (3.80%) Firewall
5 3 (3.80%) WAN
5 3 (3.80%) WebEx
6 2 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.27%) DHCP
7 1 (1.27%) DNS
7 1 (1.27%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.27%) OSPF
7 1 (1.27%) SAN
7 1 (1.27%) SMTP
7 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) Big Data
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) PHPUnit
General
1 26 (32.91%) German Language
2 25 (31.65%) Law
3 24 (30.38%) Legal
4 20 (25.32%) French Language
5 5 (6.33%) Finance
6 3 (3.80%) Banking
6 3 (3.80%) Marketing
6 3 (3.80%) Retail
7 2 (2.53%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.27%) International Banking
8 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.27%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (1.27%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (43.04%) Analyst
2 32 (40.51%) Trainer
3 30 (37.97%) Service Analyst
3 30 (37.97%) Service Desk Analyst
4 25 (31.65%) IT Trainer
5 18 (22.78%) Service Desk Support
5 18 (22.78%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 17 (21.52%) Help Desk Analyst
6 17 (21.52%) Help Desk Support
6 17 (21.52%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 13 (16.46%) Support Analyst
8 10 (12.66%) IT Support
9 9 (11.39%) IT Analyst
9 9 (11.39%) IT Support Analyst
10 7 (8.86%) Active Directory Analyst
10 7 (8.86%) Active Directory Support
10 7 (8.86%) Active Directory Support Analyst
10 7 (8.86%) Windows Support Analyst
11 5 (6.33%) Desktop Support
11 5 (6.33%) Legal IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) Backbone.js
1 1 (1.27%) CSS
1 1 (1.27%) HTML
1 1 (1.27%) jQuery
1 1 (1.27%) Laravel
1 1 (1.27%) React
1 1 (1.27%) RESTful
1 1 (1.27%) Symfony
1 1 (1.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) e-Learning
2 4 (5.06%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.06%) iPhone
2 4 (5.06%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.80%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.80%) Internet of Things
3 3 (3.80%) iPad
4 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.27%) CCTV
5 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.27%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.27%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.27%) Social Media
5 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (63.29%) Windows
2 45 (56.96%) Windows 7
3 20 (25.32%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.80%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.53%) Android
5 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.18%) ITIL
2 10 (12.66%) Service Management
3 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.06%) CRM
5 3 (3.80%) Business Transformation
5 3 (3.80%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (3.80%) Matrix Management
5 3 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.53%) Coaching
6 2 (2.53%) Document Management
6 2 (2.53%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.53%) People Management
6 2 (2.53%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.53%) Project Management
6 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (1.27%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.27%) Content Management
7 1 (1.27%) ERP
7 1 (1.27%) Migration
7 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.13%) C
2 3 (3.80%) SQL
3 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (27.85%) Degree
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.06%) MCSA
3 4 (5.06%) MCSE
4 2 (2.53%) CCNA
4 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.53%) MCP
5 1 (1.27%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.27%) CCNP
5 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.27%) MCDST
5 1 (1.27%) MCITP
5 1 (1.27%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (17.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.27%) XenApp
3 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 56 (70.89%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.78%) iManage
3 17 (21.52%) Adobe
4 14 (17.72%) Citrix
5 9 (11.39%) AppSense
6 4 (5.06%) VMware
7 3 (3.80%) Cisco
7 3 (3.80%) Intel
8 2 (2.53%) Apple
8 2 (2.53%) HP
9 1 (1.27%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.27%) Canon
9 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.27%) Dell
9 1 (1.27%) IBM
9 1 (1.27%) Juniper
9 1 (1.27%) Meraki
9 1 (1.27%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.27%) Reuters
9 1 (1.27%) Xerox
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