The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Argyll and Bute region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank - 1 3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 0 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Argyll and Bute - 100.00% 33.33%
As % of the Vendors category - 100.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 1
Average salary - £29,750 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.03%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Argyll and Bute region.

Vendors Category
Argyll and Bute
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Argyll and Bute 100.00% 100.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 2
Average salary £53,000 £29,750 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+78.15% -7.03%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Argyll and Bute

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Argyll and Bute region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Argyll and Bute

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Argyll and Bute

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Argyll and Bute region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Argyll and Bute

Microsoft
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Argyll and Bute

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Argyll and Bute region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Argyll and Bute by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Argyll and Bute region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA