The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Inverness region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Inverness 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Inverness 23.08% 22.50% 3.23%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 64.29% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 1
Average salary £41,250 £21,750 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+89.65% -23.68%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Inverness
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Inverness 69.23% 35.00% 54.84%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 9
Average salary £30,000 £21,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.93% -56.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
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Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Inverness

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Inverness

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Inverness

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Inverness

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Inverness

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Inverness 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 12 (92.31%) MS Excel
2 11 (84.62%) Windows
3 10 (76.92%) Asset Management
3 10 (76.92%) Advertising
3 10 (76.92%) Publishing
3 10 (76.92%) Windows Vista
3 10 (76.92%) WSUS
3 10 (76.92%) SCCM
3 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (76.92%) Windows 7
3 10 (76.92%) Windows XP
3 10 (76.92%) SLA
3 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (76.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (76.92%) MSI
3 10 (76.92%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) .NET
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) InfoPath
4 2 (15.38%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Inverness by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Inverness 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 12 (92.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) InfoPath
3 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) MSI
General
1 10 (76.92%) Advertising
1 10 (76.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) SCCM Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) COM
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Vista
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (76.92%) Windows 7
2 10 (76.92%) Windows XP
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Asset Management
1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (76.92%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 10 (76.92%) WSUS
1 10 (76.92%) SCCM
1 10 (76.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)