Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 809 950 1067
Rank change year-on-year +141 +117 +87
Permanent jobs citing MOS 29 35 63
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.031% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 23 34 58
10th Percentile £35,975 £27,763 £25,250
25th Percentile £38,375 £31,250 £27,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £35,500 £46,250
Median % change year-on-year +26.76% -23.24% +42.31%
75th Percentile £59,375 £43,750 £68,438
90th Percentile £60,000 £48,450 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £27,250
% change year-on-year +28.57% +28.44% -9.17%

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 17,258 24,425 36,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.78% 21.46% 24.65%
Number of salaries quoted 11,686 18,392 26,841
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £81,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +3.45%

MOS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MOS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MOS in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MOS.

Salary trend for MOS in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing MOS over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for MOS in the UK

MOS
Top 8 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 13 April 2021. 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 +109 25 £45,000 +26.76% 2
London +104 18 £58,750 +38.24% 1
UK excluding London +105 7 £45,000 +28.57% 1
South East +78 4 £45,000 +28.57%
Work from Home -116 4 £39,750 +38.26%
North of England - 2 £21,625 -
North West - 2 £21,625 -
South West - 1 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, IT jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for MOS.

1 24 (82.76%) ITIL
2 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
3 17 (58.62%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (58.62%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (55.17%) Legal
5 14 (48.28%) Windows
5 14 (48.28%) Windows 10
6 12 (41.38%) SCCM
7 11 (37.93%) PowerShell
7 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Excel
7 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
7 11 (37.93%) Law
8 10 (34.48%) Citrix
8 10 (34.48%) A+ Certification
8 10 (34.48%) SQL
9 9 (31.03%) SharePoint
9 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
9 9 (31.03%) Azure
9 9 (31.03%) ServiceNow
10 8 (27.59%) Wireless
11 7 (24.14%) Project Management
11 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
11 7 (24.14%) Coaching
11 7 (24.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (20.69%) Apple iOS
12 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (20.69%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (20.69%) iManage
12 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
12 6 (20.69%) Camtasia

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 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
1 9 (31.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (20.69%) Camtasia
4 4 (13.79%) Figma
4 4 (13.79%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft 365
2 9 (31.03%) Azure
3 6 (20.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.90%) Mimecast
5 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) Wireless
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) ESLint
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.79%) gulp
General
1 16 (55.17%) Legal
2 11 (37.93%) Law
3 4 (13.79%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
1 10 (34.48%) Applications Support
2 8 (27.59%) Support Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Applications Support Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) IT Support
4 6 (20.69%) IT Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) IT Manager
4 6 (20.69%) Training Manager
5 5 (17.24%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (13.79%) Legal Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) Service Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) UI Developer
7 2 (6.90%) UI/UX Developer
7 2 (6.90%) UX Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Citrix Support Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) SEO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) CSS
1 4 (13.79%) Express
1 4 (13.79%) HTML
1 4 (13.79%) JSON
1 4 (13.79%) Node.js
1 4 (13.79%) REST
1 4 (13.79%) RESTful
1 4 (13.79%) Sass
1 4 (13.79%) Vue.js
2 1 (3.45%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) e-Learning
2 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) User Experience
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
1 14 (48.28%) Windows 10
2 6 (20.69%) Apple iOS
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Coaching
2 7 (24.14%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (24.14%) Project Management
3 6 (20.69%) Contact Management
3 6 (20.69%) Document Management
4 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (17.24%) Project Delivery
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.79%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
5 4 (13.79%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
5 4 (13.79%) Front End Development
5 4 (13.79%) Time Management
6 3 (10.34%) Capacity Management
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement Process
6 3 (10.34%) Line Management
6 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
6 3 (10.34%) Release Management
6 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) PowerShell
2 10 (34.48%) SQL
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) A+ Certification
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) MCP
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) Citrix
3 9 (31.03%) ServiceNow
4 6 (20.69%) Aderant
4 6 (20.69%) Apple
4 6 (20.69%) iManage
4 6 (20.69%) OpenText
5 5 (17.24%) Cisco
6 2 (6.90%) Sophos