The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Highlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Highlands 60.00% 7.14% 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 25.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Median salary £19,000 £42,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-55.29% -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +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 Highlands region.

Vendors Category
Highlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Highlands 60.00% 28.57% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 0
Median salary £19,000 £32,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-41.53% -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the Highlands

The demand trend of job ads across the Highlands region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the Highlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the Highlands

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in the Highlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the Highlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Highlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Inverness +5 3 £19,000 -55.29%
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the Highlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Highlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) HND
1 4 (57.14%) Service Management
1 4 (57.14%) Change Management
1 4 (57.14%) Incident Management
1 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
1 4 (57.14%) Skype for Business
2 3 (42.86%) 3Com
2 3 (42.86%) ZyXEL
2 3 (42.86%) Draytek
2 3 (42.86%) CCENT
2 3 (42.86%) NETGEAR
2 3 (42.86%) MCSA
2 3 (42.86%) MCP
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) A+ Certification
3 2 (28.57%) SLA
4 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) SaaS
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Highlands 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 4 (57.14%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Technician
2 2 (28.57%) Server Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Field Service Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Change Management
1 4 (57.14%) Incident Management
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
1 4 (57.14%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) HND
2 3 (42.86%) A+ Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCENT
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) MCP
2 3 (42.86%) MCSA
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) 3Com
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Draytek
1 3 (42.86%) HP
1 3 (42.86%) NETGEAR
1 3 (42.86%) ZyXEL