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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Highlands 8.70% 25.00% 25.00%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 100.00% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
4 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Highlands 17.39% 25.00% 58.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 3
Average salary £48,750 £35,000 £11,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.28% +218.18%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%

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
Job Locations in the Highlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Highlands region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Inverness +1 2 £37,500 -
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the Highlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (50.00%) Software Asset Management
1 2 (50.00%) Software Licensing
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) WinForms
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) COM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Highlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) WinForms
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
1 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (50.00%) Software Asset Management
1 2 (50.00%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe