The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5 6 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 14.29% 10.71% 27.85%
As % of the Vendors category 35.71% 37.50% 61.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 16
Average salary £33,250 £28,000 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -34.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £23,100 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,400 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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 Fife region.

Vendors Category
Fife
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
14 16 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 40.00% 28.57% 45.57%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 20
Average salary £33,250 £42,926 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.54% -2.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,950 £42,926
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) SLA
4 2 (20.00%) Dell
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) HND
4 2 (20.00%) Unix
4 2 (20.00%) MS Office
4 2 (20.00%) Solaris
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) KVM
4 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (20.00%) CentOS
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Email Filtering

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Fife by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) IT Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) IT Manager
2 4 (40.00%) IT Support
2 4 (40.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) IT Support Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior IT Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Senior IT Support
2 4 (40.00%) Senior IT Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Support Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) CentOS
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Email Filtering
2 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (20.00%) Web Filtering
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) HND
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) KVM
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Dell
1 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco