Dumfriesshire is a registration county in south-central Scotland. It was originally an official county until 1975, and now forms part of the district of Dumfries and Galloway. It is bordered by Ayrshire to the north-west, Selkirkshire, Lanarkshire, and Peebleshire to the north, Kirkcudbrightshire to the west, and Roxburghshire to the east. The English border county of Cumberland, and the Solway Firth coast are located to its south.
The county's chief towns include Langholm, Moffat, Annan, Dumfries, and Lockerbie, and the estimated population is 148,000. Some of the local workforce choose to commute to work in cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh, which is relatively easy thanks to the area's good rail connections.
The major employment industries in the area are sheep and horse-breeding, farming, tweed-making (in Langholm), brewing (in Annan and Sanquhar), shipping (in Dumfries and Annan), and salmon fishing (in Annan, the River Nith, and Solway Firth.) The largest employers of staff are Dumfries and Galloway Council, Tesco, Dupont, Gates Power, and Kellwood.
The average annual salary differs from job-to-job; for example, an office administrator or personal assistant can expect to receive between £13k and £17k, whilst quantity surveyors and general managers receive around £25k. Online recruitment agencies regularly advertise these types of roles in their job vacancies lists for Dumfriesshire.