Period
to 17 August 2017

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

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1107 1145 1135
Rank change year-on-year +38 -10 +56
Permanent jobs citing MOS 64 102 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.052% 0.072%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.19% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 59 86 126
UK median annual salary £30,000 £36,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.81% +8.96% +3.08%
10th Percentile £21,000 £23,750 £20,188
90th Percentile £47,050 £60,625 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,500 £31,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year -15.87% +3.28% +12.96%

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 42994 53127 59835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.42% 26.83% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33062 42941 47460
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,252 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 17 August 2017.

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 17 August 2017. 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 +58 62 £30,000 -17.81% 2
UK excluding London +49 40 £26,500 -15.87%
London +12 22 £37,500 -11.24% 2
North of England +3 19 £35,000 +20.69%
Midlands +28 13 £24,750 -23.85%
Yorkshire - 11 £35,000 -
West Midlands +32 8 £32,500 -27.78%
North West -27 8 £25,500 -12.07%
South East +50 5 £24,000 -25.00%
East Midlands +24 5 £22,000 -32.31%
South West +8 3 £21,000 -26.96%

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 44 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 37 (57.81%) Windows
3 35 (54.69%) Microsoft Office
4 33 (51.56%) ITIL
5 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (23.44%) Windows 7
6 15 (23.44%) Windows Server
7 14 (21.88%) SLA
8 13 (20.31%) MCP
8 13 (20.31%) MCSA
9 12 (18.75%) Active Directory
9 12 (18.75%) Law
10 11 (17.19%) SCCM
11 10 (15.63%) Finance
11 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
12 9 (14.06%) Blackberry
12 9 (14.06%) MCSE
12 9 (14.06%) CSS
12 9 (14.06%) HTML
12 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
12 9 (14.06%) PHP
12 9 (14.06%) Legal
12 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (14.06%) Web Development
12 9 (14.06%) Symfony
12 9 (14.06%) jQuery
12 9 (14.06%) Magento
12 9 (14.06%) RESTful
12 9 (14.06%) PHPUnit
12 9 (14.06%) Laravel

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 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.94%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.13%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (54.69%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (9.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.13%) Acrobat
4 2 (3.13%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (3.13%) Camtasia
4 2 (3.13%) Snagit
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Magento
2 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) LAN
1 8 (12.50%) VPN
1 8 (12.50%) WAN
2 3 (4.69%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (3.13%) Firewall
3 2 (3.13%) Internet
3 2 (3.13%) Skype
3 2 (3.13%) WebEx
4 1 (1.56%) Broadband
4 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (14.06%) PHPUnit
General
1 12 (18.75%) Law
2 10 (15.63%) Finance
3 9 (14.06%) Legal
4 7 (10.94%) German Language
5 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
6 4 (6.25%) French Language
7 2 (3.13%) Banking
7 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.56%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Analyst
2 15 (23.44%) Service Analyst
2 15 (23.44%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (18.75%) IT Support
4 11 (17.19%) Help Desk Support
5 10 (15.63%) Support Analyst
5 10 (15.63%) Trainer
6 9 (14.06%) Developer
6 9 (14.06%) PHP Developer
7 8 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
7 8 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 8 (12.50%) IT Trainer
8 7 (10.94%) Service Desk Support
8 7 (10.94%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 5 (7.81%) IT Analyst
9 5 (7.81%) Legal IT Trainer
9 5 (7.81%) Technical Support
10 4 (6.25%) IT Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) Backbone.js
1 9 (14.06%) CSS
1 9 (14.06%) HTML
1 9 (14.06%) jQuery
1 9 (14.06%) Laravel
1 9 (14.06%) React
1 9 (14.06%) RESTful
1 9 (14.06%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.25%) e-Learning
3 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) iPad
3 3 (4.69%) iPhone
4 2 (3.13%) Learning Management System
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) SCORM
4 2 (3.13%) Spread Betting
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.56%) PDA
5 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (57.81%) Windows
2 15 (23.44%) Windows 7
2 15 (23.44%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 7 (10.94%) Android
5 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.81%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.81%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.69%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (51.56%) ITIL
2 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.06%) People Management
2 9 (14.06%) Web Development
3 6 (9.38%) Mathematics
3 6 (9.38%) Service Delivery
4 5 (7.81%) Change Management
4 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
4 5 (7.81%) Incident Management
4 5 (7.81%) Patch Management
4 5 (7.81%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.81%) Service Delivery Management
5 4 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 4 (6.25%) Service Management
5 4 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (4.69%) Break/Fix
6 3 (4.69%) ITSM
7 2 (3.13%) Coaching
7 2 (3.13%) ISMS
7 2 (3.13%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
1 9 (14.06%) PHP
2 6 (9.38%) C
3 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.69%) VB
4 2 (3.13%) SQL
5 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (20.31%) MCP
2 13 (20.31%) MCSA
3 9 (14.06%) MCSE
4 8 (12.50%) Degree
5 4 (6.25%) MCITP
6 3 (4.69%) CCNA
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.69%) MCTS
7 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.56%) ECDL
8 1 (1.56%) MCDST
8 1 (1.56%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (17.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) Citrix
3 4 (6.25%) Adobe
3 4 (6.25%) AppSense
3 4 (6.25%) Siebel
3 4 (6.25%) VMware
4 3 (4.69%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.13%) Apple
5 2 (3.13%) Dell
5 2 (3.13%) HP
5 2 (3.13%) iManage
6 1 (1.56%) LANDesk