Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1138 1094 1151
Rank change year-on-year -44 +57 +33
Permanent jobs citing MOS 60 90 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.052% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 59 83 113
UK median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,800 £25,750
90th Percentile £45,500 £45,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £31,250 £30,250
% change year-on-year -4.00% +3.31% +8.04%

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 41,782 44,392 58,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.64% 25.40% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 32,394 35,154 46,280
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 £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for MOS in the UK

MOS
Top 11 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 20 February 2018. 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 -47 56 £35,000 - 5
London -26 37 £41,750 +17.61% 3
UK excluding London -36 23 £30,000 -4.00% 2
North of England -32 12 £33,750 +8.00%
North West -41 9 £32,500 +4.00%
Midlands +10 4 £30,000 -27.71%
East Midlands - 4 £30,000 -
Wales - 4 £30,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
East of England 0 2 £31,875 -36.88%
South East +11 1 £27,391 -5.55% 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 39 (65.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (61.67%) MCSE
3 36 (60.00%) ITIL
4 32 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
4 32 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 29 (48.33%) MCSA
6 24 (40.00%) Windows
7 21 (35.00%) Finance
8 17 (28.33%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (28.33%) CCNA
9 16 (26.67%) Windows 7
10 13 (21.67%) Active Directory
10 13 (21.67%) Windows 10
11 12 (20.00%) Cisco
11 12 (20.00%) MCSD
11 12 (20.00%) CCIE
11 12 (20.00%) CCNP
11 12 (20.00%) LAN
11 12 (20.00%) WAN
11 12 (20.00%) Marketing
11 12 (20.00%) SCCM
12 11 (18.33%) Citrix
13 10 (16.67%) VPN
13 10 (16.67%) Spread Betting
14 9 (15.00%) Legal
14 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
14 9 (15.00%) Presales
14 9 (15.00%) Office 365
14 9 (15.00%) Line Management
15 8 (13.33%) iManage

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 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (6.67%) Camtasia
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (5.00%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Carpe Diem
2 3 (5.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.00%) LAN
1 12 (20.00%) WAN
2 10 (16.67%) VPN
3 8 (13.33%) DNS
4 4 (6.67%) Firewall
4 4 (6.67%) Internet
4 4 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (6.67%) IPsec
4 4 (6.67%) SAN
4 4 (6.67%) SSL
5 1 (1.67%) Broadband
5 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) PHPUnit
2 2 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 21 (35.00%) Finance
2 12 (20.00%) Marketing
3 9 (15.00%) Legal
4 8 (13.33%) German Language
4 8 (13.33%) Law
5 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
6 3 (5.00%) French Language
7 2 (3.33%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Analyst
2 14 (23.33%) Support Engineer
3 10 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (15.00%) IT Support
4 9 (15.00%) IT Trainer
4 9 (15.00%) Trainer
5 8 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 8 (13.33%) ICT Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 8 (13.33%) Technical Support
6 7 (11.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 7 (11.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) IT Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) IT Manager
7 5 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) ICT Support Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Legal IT Trainer
8 4 (6.67%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) CSS
1 5 (8.33%) HTML
1 5 (8.33%) jQuery
2 3 (5.00%) Backbone.js
2 3 (5.00%) Laravel
2 3 (5.00%) React
2 3 (5.00%) RESTful
2 3 (5.00%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Spread Betting
2 6 (10.00%) e-Learning
3 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.00%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.33%) BYOD
5 2 (3.33%) iPhone
5 2 (3.33%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.67%) Animation
6 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.00%) Windows
2 16 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 13 (21.67%) Windows 10
4 4 (6.67%) Mac OS X
5 3 (5.00%) Android
5 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.33%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (60.00%) ITIL
2 9 (15.00%) Line Management
2 9 (15.00%) Presales
3 6 (10.00%) Document Management
4 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 4 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 4 (6.67%) CRM
5 4 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.67%) Statistics
6 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.00%) People Management
6 3 (5.00%) Service Management
6 3 (5.00%) Web Development
7 2 (3.33%) Time Management
8 1 (1.67%) Financial Modelling
8 1 (1.67%) ITSM
8 1 (1.67%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.67%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (1.67%) Project Management
8 1 (1.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.00%) PHP
3 2 (3.33%) SQL
4 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (65.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (61.67%) MCSE
3 29 (48.33%) MCSA
4 17 (28.33%) CCNA
4 17 (28.33%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (20.00%) CCIE
5 12 (20.00%) CCNP
5 12 (20.00%) MCSD
6 8 (13.33%) MCP
7 5 (8.33%) MCITP
7 5 (8.33%) MCTS
8 4 (6.67%) Degree
9 1 (1.67%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.67%) ECDL
9 1 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 13 (21.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.00%) Cisco
3 11 (18.33%) Citrix
4 8 (13.33%) iManage
5 4 (6.67%) Aderant
5 4 (6.67%) Apple
6 3 (5.00%) Adobe
6 3 (5.00%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.67%) Intapp
7 1 (1.67%) VMware