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

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 840 906 904
Rank change year-on-year +66 -2  
Permanent jobs citing MOS 34 54 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.052% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.19% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 34 46 65
Median salary £27,500 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.69% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,500 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £49,700 £52,500 £45,000
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 21182 28138 30526
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.71% 27.23% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 16703 22651 23830
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 £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 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for MOS in the UK

MOS
Top 17 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 April 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 +81 32 £28,750 -8.73% 5
London +52 13 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Manchester -15 10 £25,500 -8.92% 1
North West -22 10 £25,500 -8.92% 1
City of London +27 4 £26,750 -33.12%
East Midlands +16 4 £22,000 -32.30% 1
Northamptonshire +16 4 £22,000 -32.30% 1
Northampton +9 4 £22,000 -32.30% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £40,000 -
York - 2 £40,000 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £27,500 -
Calne - 1 £21,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £21,000 - 1
North East - 1 £27,500 -
South West - 1 £21,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £27,500 -

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 56 (72.73%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (67.53%) Microsoft
3 46 (59.74%) Windows
4 39 (50.65%) Windows 7
5 31 (40.26%) ITIL
6 24 (31.17%) Law
7 22 (28.57%) Legal
8 21 (27.27%) German Language
9 17 (22.08%) Microsoft Excel
10 15 (19.48%) Citrix
11 14 (18.18%) SharePoint
11 14 (18.18%) Degree
12 13 (16.88%) French Language
12 13 (16.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
13 12 (15.58%) Windows 10
14 11 (14.29%) VPN
14 11 (14.29%) Service Management
15 10 (12.99%) AppSense
15 10 (12.99%) Adobe
15 10 (12.99%) C
15 10 (12.99%) Acrobat
15 10 (12.99%) iManage
15 10 (12.99%) Camtasia
15 10 (12.99%) Snagit
16 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (10.39%) SLA
17 6 (7.79%) Skype
17 6 (7.79%) e-Learning
17 6 (7.79%) Finance

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 14 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.49%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.90%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.30%) IIS
Applications
1 56 (72.73%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (22.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (16.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (12.99%) Acrobat
4 10 (12.99%) Camtasia
4 10 (12.99%) Snagit
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) VPN
2 6 (7.79%) LAN
2 6 (7.79%) Skype
3 5 (6.49%) WAN
4 4 (5.19%) Internet
5 2 (2.60%) Firewall
5 2 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (2.60%) WebEx
6 1 (1.30%) DHCP
6 1 (1.30%) DNS
6 1 (1.30%) SAN
6 1 (1.30%) SMTP
6 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) Big Data
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) PHPUnit
General
1 24 (31.17%) Law
2 22 (28.57%) Legal
3 21 (27.27%) German Language
4 13 (16.88%) French Language
5 6 (7.79%) Finance
6 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
7 3 (3.90%) Banking
7 3 (3.90%) Marketing
7 3 (3.90%) Retail
8 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.60%) Spanish Language
9 1 (1.30%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 37 (48.05%) Analyst
2 32 (41.56%) Service Analyst
2 32 (41.56%) Service Desk Analyst
3 23 (29.87%) Trainer
4 21 (27.27%) IT Trainer
5 18 (23.38%) Help Desk Analyst
5 18 (23.38%) Help Desk Support
5 18 (23.38%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 18 (23.38%) Service Desk Support
5 18 (23.38%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 14 (18.18%) Support Analyst
7 9 (11.69%) IT Support
8 8 (10.39%) Active Directory Support
8 8 (10.39%) IT Analyst
8 8 (10.39%) IT Support Analyst
9 7 (9.09%) Active Directory Analyst
9 7 (9.09%) Active Directory Support Analyst
9 7 (9.09%) Windows Support Analyst
10 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support
11 4 (5.19%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) Backbone.js
1 3 (3.90%) CSS
1 3 (3.90%) HTML
1 3 (3.90%) jQuery
1 3 (3.90%) Laravel
1 3 (3.90%) React
1 3 (3.90%) RESTful
1 3 (3.90%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) e-Learning
2 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.19%) iPhone
2 4 (5.19%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.90%) Internet of Things
3 3 (3.90%) iPad
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) CCTV
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.30%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.30%) Social Media
4 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (59.74%) Windows
2 39 (50.65%) Windows 7
3 12 (15.58%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.30%) Android
6 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.26%) ITIL
2 11 (14.29%) Service Management
3 5 (6.49%) Mathematics
4 4 (5.19%) Coaching
4 4 (5.19%) CRM
4 4 (5.19%) People Management
5 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (3.90%) Business Transformation
5 3 (3.90%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (3.90%) Matrix Management
5 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.90%) Web Development
6 2 (2.60%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.60%) Project Management
7 1 (1.30%) ISMS
7 1 (1.30%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.30%) Time Management
7 1 (1.30%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) C
2 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.90%) PHP
2 3 (3.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) Degree
2 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.49%) MCP
3 5 (6.49%) MCSA
3 5 (6.49%) MCSE
4 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.60%) MCITP
5 1 (1.30%) CCNA
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.30%) MCDST
5 1 (1.30%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.30%) XenApp
3 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (67.53%) Microsoft
2 15 (19.48%) Citrix
3 10 (12.99%) Adobe
3 10 (12.99%) AppSense
3 10 (12.99%) iManage
4 4 (5.19%) VMware
5 3 (3.90%) Intel
6 2 (2.60%) Apple
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco
7 1 (1.30%) HP
7 1 (1.30%) IBM
7 1 (1.30%) Meraki
7 1 (1.30%) Siebel
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