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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Inverness 16.67% 28.00% 9.09%
As % of the Vendors category 66.67% 63.64% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
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
3 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Inverness 25.00% 44.00% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 3
Average salary - £25,000 £11,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +127.27%
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 1 August 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 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) COM
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) InfoPath
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Inverness by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) InfoPath
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) COM
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe