The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Fife region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Fife region.

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

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 11.48% 19.51% 7.50%
As % of the Vendors category 24.14% 50.00% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 1
Average salary £40,000 £28,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -25.33%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Fife
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
29 16 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 47.54% 39.02% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 27 11 7
Average salary £47,000 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.50% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £37,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Fife

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Fife

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Fife

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Fife region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Fife

Microsoft
Job Locations in Fife

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Fife region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glenrothes - 2 £39,000 -
Kirkcaldy - 2 £35,000 -
Dunfermline 0 1 £40,000 +15.94%
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Fife 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 16 (80.00%) .NET
2 12 (60.00%) C#
3 9 (45.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (35.00%) HTML
4 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 7 (35.00%) ITIL
4 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (35.00%) Degree
5 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (30.00%) OO
6 5 (25.00%) CSS
6 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) Open Source
7 4 (20.00%) Web Development
7 4 (20.00%) Web Application Development
7 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (20.00%) SEO
7 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
7 4 (20.00%) OOD
7 4 (20.00%) VB
7 4 (20.00%) IIS
7 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 4 (20.00%) JBoss
7 4 (20.00%) Windows
8 3 (15.00%) SAP
8 3 (15.00%) Oracle
8 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.00%) WebLogic

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Fife by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Fife 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (20.00%) IIS
3 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) AutoCAD
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 5 (25.00%) .NET Web Developer
4 4 (20.00%) HTML Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Applications Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Software Applications Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Verification Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Junior
7 1 (5.00%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) .NET
2 9 (45.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (35.00%) HTML
4 5 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (10.00%) WCF
5 2 (10.00%) WPF
5 2 (10.00%) LINQ
5 2 (10.00%) HTML5
6 1 (5.00%) SOAP
6 1 (5.00%) Web Services
6 1 (5.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) OO
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) SEO
4 4 (20.00%) OOD
4 4 (20.00%) Web Development
4 4 (20.00%) Web Application Development
5 3 (15.00%) Requirements Management
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.00%) Change Control
5 3 (15.00%) ERP
5 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.00%) Quality Management
6 2 (10.00%) MVC
6 2 (10.00%) Workflow
6 2 (10.00%) UML
6 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) C#
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (20.00%) VB
5 3 (15.00%) C++
5 3 (15.00%) Java
5 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (10.00%) Python
7 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
7 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.00%) Ruby
7 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.00%) C
7 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.00%) VBScript
7 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) JBoss
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Sage