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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 891 877
Rank change year-on-year +50 -14  
Permanent jobs citing MOS 33 44 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.045% 0.079%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 29 34 70
Median salary £25,500 £37,500 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.00% +6.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,900 £25,900 £19,250
10% offered a salary of more than £48,300 £54,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £24,000 £36,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year -34.24% +8.95%  

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 21844 26201 30066
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.56% 26.63% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 35718 44855 48776
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 £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MOS in the UK

MOS
Top 7 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 28 June 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 +37 32 £26,500 -29.33% 6
UK excluding London +35 22 £24,000 -34.24% 6
London +20 10 £45,000 +9.75%
North of England - 8 £27,750 - 2
Midlands +11 7 £22,000 -43.22% 2
South East +40 5 £24,000 -34.24%
South West -7 2 £20,000 -30.43% 2

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 45 (69.23%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (67.69%) Microsoft
3 40 (61.54%) Windows
4 31 (47.69%) ITIL
5 25 (38.46%) Windows 7
6 16 (24.62%) German Language
7 15 (23.08%) Law
7 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
8 13 (20.00%) Legal
8 13 (20.00%) Degree
9 12 (18.46%) SharePoint
9 12 (18.46%) Citrix
9 12 (18.46%) SLA
10 11 (16.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 10 (15.38%) VPN
11 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (13.85%) MCP
12 9 (13.85%) Service Management
12 9 (13.85%) French Language
12 9 (13.85%) AppSense
13 8 (12.31%) Adobe
13 8 (12.31%) Active Directory
14 7 (10.77%) Windows Server
14 7 (10.77%) Windows 10
14 7 (10.77%) MCSA
14 7 (10.77%) LAN
14 7 (10.77%) WAN
15 6 (9.23%) Finance
15 6 (9.23%) Acrobat
15 6 (9.23%) Mathematics

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 12 (18.46%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.62%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 45 (69.23%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (16.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (9.23%) Acrobat
4 6 (9.23%) Camtasia
4 6 (9.23%) Snagit
5 2 (3.08%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (6.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.38%) VPN
2 7 (10.77%) LAN
2 7 (10.77%) WAN
3 4 (6.15%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (4.62%) Internet
4 3 (4.62%) Skype
4 3 (4.62%) WebEx
5 2 (3.08%) Firewall
6 1 (1.54%) Broadband
6 1 (1.54%) DHCP
6 1 (1.54%) DNS
6 1 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) PHPUnit
General
1 16 (24.62%) German Language
2 15 (23.08%) Law
3 13 (20.00%) Legal
4 9 (13.85%) French Language
5 6 (9.23%) Finance
6 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
7 4 (6.15%) Banking
8 3 (4.62%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.54%) Italian Language
9 1 (1.54%) Marketing
9 1 (1.54%) Retail
9 1 (1.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (43.08%) Analyst
2 21 (32.31%) Service Analyst
2 21 (32.31%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (23.08%) Trainer
4 13 (20.00%) IT Trainer
5 11 (16.92%) Support Analyst
6 9 (13.85%) Help Desk Analyst
6 9 (13.85%) Help Desk Support
6 9 (13.85%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 8 (12.31%) IT Support
7 8 (12.31%) Service Desk Support
7 8 (12.31%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 6 (9.23%) Legal IT Trainer
9 4 (6.15%) CRM Consultant
9 4 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 4 (6.15%) Functional Consultant
9 4 (6.15%) IT Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) IT Engineer
9 4 (6.15%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (6.15%) Senior Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) Backbone.js
1 4 (6.15%) CSS
1 4 (6.15%) HTML
1 4 (6.15%) jQuery
1 4 (6.15%) Laravel
1 4 (6.15%) React
1 4 (6.15%) RESTful
1 4 (6.15%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) e-Learning
2 4 (6.15%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.15%) iPad
2 4 (6.15%) iPhone
3 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.08%) Learning Management System
4 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.08%) SCORM
4 2 (3.08%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.54%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.54%) PDA
5 1 (1.54%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (61.54%) Windows
2 25 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 7 (10.77%) Windows 10
3 7 (10.77%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.62%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.08%) Android
6 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (47.69%) ITIL
2 9 (13.85%) Service Management
3 6 (9.23%) Mathematics
4 5 (7.69%) CRM
4 5 (7.69%) People Management
5 4 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (6.15%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (6.15%) Web Development
6 3 (4.62%) Coaching
6 3 (4.62%) ITSM
7 2 (3.08%) Information Security
7 2 (3.08%) Information Security Management
7 2 (3.08%) ISMS
7 2 (3.08%) Security Management
7 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.54%) Business Transformation
8 1 (1.54%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (1.54%) High Availability
8 1 (1.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.69%) C
2 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.15%) PHP
3 2 (3.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) Degree
2 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (13.85%) MCP
4 7 (10.77%) MCSA
5 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.62%) MCSE
6 1 (1.54%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.54%) MCDST
6 1 (1.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.46%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (67.69%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.46%) Citrix
3 9 (13.85%) AppSense
4 8 (12.31%) Adobe
5 6 (9.23%) iManage
6 4 (6.15%) Siebel
7 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.08%) Apple
8 2 (3.08%) VMware
9 1 (1.54%) Intel
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