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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank - 4 8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 0 3 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Highlands - 20.00% 29.73%
As % of the Vendors category - 75.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £37,500 -
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 Highlands region.

Vendors Category
Highlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
0 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Highlands - 26.67% 29.73%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £37,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the Highlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Highlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the Highlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Highlands 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%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Highlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Highlands 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
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