Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1090 1145 1126
Rank change year-on-year +55 -19 +49
Permanent jobs citing MOS 62 54 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.031% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.13% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 41 48 94
UK median annual salary £47,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,400 £25,900
90th Percentile £70,000 £44,125 £54,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - -13.33% +11.94%

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 38,790 42,509 50,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.40% 26.47%
Number of salaries quoted 28,759 32,637 40,610
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for MOS in the UK

MOS
Top 9 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 21 October 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 +40 61 £47,500 +35.71% 9
London +49 38 £49,000 +18.07% 6
UK excluding London +23 24 £32,500 - 4
East of England +34 10 £26,000 -25.71%
South East +20 10 £35,000 +45.83%
North of England +35 2 £28,750 -17.86%
North West +12 2 £28,750 +12.75%
South West +2 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 50 (80.65%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (72.58%) Microsoft
3 42 (67.74%) Windows
4 30 (48.39%) ITIL
5 29 (46.77%) Legal
6 24 (38.71%) Windows 10
7 23 (37.10%) Law
8 18 (29.03%) Video Conferencing
9 16 (25.81%) Active Directory
10 15 (24.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (24.19%) Office 365
11 14 (22.58%) Windows 7
12 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Excel
12 12 (19.35%) Apple
13 11 (17.74%) ITSM
13 11 (17.74%) Finance
14 10 (16.13%) MCSA
14 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
15 9 (14.52%) ITIL V3
15 9 (14.52%) Skype for Business
15 9 (14.52%) Skype
15 9 (14.52%) SLA
15 9 (14.52%) MS Exchange
15 9 (14.52%) Smartphone
16 8 (12.90%) Document Management
16 8 (12.90%) A+ Certification
16 8 (12.90%) PRINCE2
16 8 (12.90%) Service Delivery
16 8 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
17 7 (11.29%) 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 9 (14.52%) MS Exchange
1 9 (14.52%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) CMS
Applications
1 50 (80.65%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.23%) Camtasia
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Carpe Diem
2 3 (4.84%) Elite 3E
3 1 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.19%) Office 365
2 7 (11.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.52%) Skype
2 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.45%) LAN
4 3 (4.84%) Firewall
5 2 (3.23%) DHCP
5 2 (3.23%) VLAN
5 2 (3.23%) WAN
6 1 (1.61%) 4G
6 1 (1.61%) Network Security
6 1 (1.61%) VPN
6 1 (1.61%) Wireless
General
1 29 (46.77%) Legal
2 23 (37.10%) Law
3 11 (17.74%) Finance
4 2 (3.23%) Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Analyst
1 23 (37.10%) Trainer
2 20 (32.26%) IT Trainer
3 11 (17.74%) Service Analyst
3 11 (17.74%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (14.52%) Support Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) IT Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 6 (9.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) IT Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Legal Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) IT Support
8 3 (4.84%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Legal IT Trainer
9 2 (3.23%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Senior Support Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) XML
2 2 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.03%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (14.52%) Smartphone
3 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.06%) CCTV
5 4 (6.45%) e-Learning
5 4 (6.45%) iPad
6 3 (4.84%) Blackberry
6 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.23%) BYOD
7 2 (3.23%) iPhone
7 2 (3.23%) Spread Betting
8 1 (1.61%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.61%) Life Science
8 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 42 (67.74%) Windows
2 24 (38.71%) Windows 10
3 14 (22.58%) Windows 7
4 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.06%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.45%) Android
6 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
6 4 (6.45%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) ITIL
2 11 (17.74%) ITSM
3 9 (14.52%) ITIL V3
4 8 (12.90%) Document Management
4 8 (12.90%) PRINCE2
4 8 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (12.90%) Service Delivery
5 7 (11.29%) Break/Fix
5 7 (11.29%) Information Security
5 7 (11.29%) Project Management
5 7 (11.29%) Six Sigma
6 6 (9.68%) CRM
6 6 (9.68%) Service Management
7 5 (8.06%) Asset Management
7 5 (8.06%) Business Analysis
7 5 (8.06%) Decision-Making
7 5 (8.06%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (8.06%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (8.06%) Software Deployment
8 4 (6.45%) Organisational Learning
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.45%) VBA
3 3 (4.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (16.13%) MCSA
3 8 (12.90%) A+ Certification
4 7 (11.29%) MCP
5 6 (9.68%) Degree
6 5 (8.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 4 (6.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (6.45%) MCSE
8 2 (3.23%) CBAP
8 2 (3.23%) MCDST
9 1 (1.61%) CAPM
9 1 (1.61%) CCNA
9 1 (1.61%) CCNP
9 1 (1.61%) ECDL
9 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.61%) MCSD
9 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.61%) PMP
9 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) SLA
2 7 (11.29%) QA
3 4 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.23%) GDPR
5 1 (1.61%) PMBOK
System Software
1 16 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) BitLocker
2 2 (3.23%) Firmware
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) SCCM
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.23%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 45 (72.58%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.35%) Apple
3 7 (11.29%) iManage
4 5 (8.06%) Samsung
5 3 (4.84%) Citrix
5 3 (4.84%) Intapp
5 3 (4.84%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.23%) Aderant
6 2 (3.23%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.23%) McAfee
6 2 (3.23%) SAP
6 2 (3.23%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.61%) Ariba
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco
7 1 (1.61%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.61%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.61%) Siebel
7 1 (1.61%) VMware