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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 17 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1188 988 750
Rank change year-on-year -200 -238 +348
Permanent jobs citing MOS 43 23 16
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.020% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.099% 0.090% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 31 18 16
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,838 £26,875
25th Percentile £36,875 £30,063 £29,594
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £31,250
Median % change year-on-year - +36.00% -26.90%
75th Percentile £52,500 £60,000 £37,188
90th Percentile £68,750 - £49,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £26,750 £30,000
% change year-on-year +49.53% -10.83% +9.09%

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 43,543 25,468 13,889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.15% 22.05% 22.59%
Number of salaries quoted 18,398 14,675 10,416
10th Percentile £31,244 £31,250 £30,375
25th Percentile £40,853 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 17 August 2022.

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 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -157 43 £42,500 - 8
UK excluding London -62 23 £40,000 +49.53% 3
London -177 20 £60,000 +37.93% 4
South East -34 16 £42,500 +26.87% 2
North of England -54 6 £23,000 -13.62%
Work from Home -211 6 £37,250 -12.35% 2
North West -55 5 £23,500 -11.74%
Yorkshire - 1 £23,000 -
South West - 1 £32,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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 31 (72.09%) ITIL
2 26 (60.47%) Social Skills
3 22 (51.16%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
5 17 (39.53%) Agile
5 17 (39.53%) Project Delivery
6 16 (37.21%) Cisco
6 16 (37.21%) Wireless
7 14 (32.56%) Citrix
8 13 (30.23%) Windows
8 13 (30.23%) Microsoft 365
9 12 (27.91%) HP
10 11 (25.58%) Microsoft Office
11 10 (23.26%) WAN
12 8 (18.60%) CRM
12 8 (18.60%) NetScaler
12 8 (18.60%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (18.60%) F5
12 8 (18.60%) HAProxy
12 8 (18.60%) Data Centre
12 8 (18.60%) Load Balancing
12 8 (18.60%) ProCurve
12 8 (18.60%) Riverbed
13 7 (16.28%) Workflow
13 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
13 7 (16.28%) Internet
13 7 (16.28%) Customer Service
14 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Excel
14 6 (13.95%) Line Management
15 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills

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 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.23%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (11.63%) Azure
3 3 (6.98%) Mimecast
4 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.33%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (37.21%) Wireless
2 10 (23.26%) WAN
3 8 (18.60%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (18.60%) NetScaler
4 7 (16.28%) Internet
5 2 (4.65%) HTTP
5 2 (4.65%) Intranet
5 2 (4.65%) LAN
5 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
General
1 26 (60.47%) Social Skills
2 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) Legal
3 4 (9.30%) Law
4 3 (6.98%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (4.65%) Finance
5 2 (4.65%) Multimedia
5 2 (4.65%) Retail
5 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (65.12%) Analyst
2 16 (37.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Service Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Trainer
5 4 (9.30%) Administrator
5 4 (9.30%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) IT Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) IT Trainer
6 3 (6.98%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (6.98%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Microsoft 365 Trainer
6 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) CRM Trainer
7 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Trainer
7 2 (4.65%) Optimisation Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.30%) Clustering
3 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.65%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.65%) IoT
4 2 (4.65%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Solaris
2 4 (9.30%) SUSE
2 4 (9.30%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.65%) Android
3 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) ITIL
2 22 (51.16%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (39.53%) Agile
3 17 (39.53%) Project Delivery
4 8 (18.60%) CRM
4 8 (18.60%) Load Balancing
5 7 (16.28%) Customer Service
5 7 (16.28%) Workflow
6 6 (13.95%) Line Management
7 5 (11.63%) Analytical Thinking
7 5 (11.63%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (11.63%) ITSM
7 5 (11.63%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
7 5 (11.63%) Problem Management
7 5 (11.63%) Wealth Management
8 4 (9.30%) Business Analysis
8 4 (9.30%) Practice Management
8 4 (9.30%) PRINCE
8 4 (9.30%) UML
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) A+ Certification
1 5 (11.63%) MCP
1 5 (11.63%) Network+ Certification
2 4 (9.30%) CBAP
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.98%) MCSE
4 1 (2.33%) CIPD
4 1 (2.33%) CIW
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.33%) MCSA
4 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) Accessibility
2 2 (4.65%) PMO
3 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) XenApp
2 4 (9.30%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (9.30%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) HAProxy
2 4 (9.30%) Avamar
2 4 (9.30%) Control-M
2 4 (9.30%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (37.21%) Cisco
3 14 (32.56%) Citrix
4 12 (27.91%) HP
5 8 (18.60%) F5
5 8 (18.60%) ProCurve
5 8 (18.60%) Riverbed
6 4 (9.30%) Oracle
6 4 (9.30%) Veritas
7 3 (6.98%) Sophos
8 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.33%) Apple
9 1 (2.33%) Avaya
9 1 (2.33%) Orchard
9 1 (2.33%) Polycom
9 1 (2.33%) Wyse