The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Livingston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 12 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Livingston 26.67% 16.00% 10.87%
As % of the Vendors category 52.17% 30.77% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 0
Average salary £43,750 £34,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.73% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
West Lothian

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Livingston region.

Vendors Category
Livingston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23 13 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Livingston 51.11% 52.00% 54.35%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 9
Average salary £33,750 £33,250 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.50% -7.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,550 £35,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £36,000 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Livingston

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Livingston

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Livingston

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Livingston

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Livingston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Livingston region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Livingston

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Livingston

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Livingston 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 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 9 (33.33%) System Testing
3 9 (33.33%) QA
3 9 (33.33%) IIS
3 9 (33.33%) Web Services
3 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 8 (29.63%) SAN
4 8 (29.63%) Oracle
4 8 (29.63%) Selenium
4 8 (29.63%) Release Management
4 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Business Analysis
4 8 (29.63%) Computer Science
4 8 (29.63%) Software Delivery
4 8 (29.63%) SDLC
5 6 (22.22%) Python
5 6 (22.22%) MS Visio
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
6 5 (18.52%) ITIL
6 5 (18.52%) MCSE
6 5 (18.52%) .NET
6 5 (18.52%) C#
6 5 (18.52%) HNC
7 4 (14.81%) High Availability

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Livingston by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Livingston 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 9 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (22.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (7.41%) MS Project
3 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) SAN
2 4 (14.81%) LAN
2 4 (14.81%) VoIP
2 4 (14.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Selenium
2 2 (7.41%) Xcode
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 3 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) QA Test Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) QA Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) Senior QA Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) Senior QA Test Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (18.52%) .NET Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Senior Tester
5 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
5 5 (18.52%) Tester
5 5 (18.52%) Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Senior QA Tester
5 5 (18.52%) Automation Tester
5 5 (18.52%) Senior Automation Tester
5 5 (18.52%) QA Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Senior .NET Web Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (11.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) Web Services
2 5 (18.52%) .NET
3 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.81%) Private Cloud
2 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) Replication
3 3 (11.11%) 3D Printing
3 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) UNIX
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 9 (33.33%) System Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Business Analysis
3 8 (29.63%) Release Management
3 8 (29.63%) Software Delivery
3 8 (29.63%) SDLC
4 5 (18.52%) ITIL
5 4 (14.81%) High Availability
6 3 (11.11%) TDD
6 3 (11.11%) MVC
6 3 (11.11%) API Development
7 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (7.41%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) Python
3 5 (18.52%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) HNC
1 5 (18.52%) MCSE
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) MOS
2 4 (14.81%) CCNA
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.81%) HND
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) VTSP
3 1 (3.70%) MCDST
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco
2 4 (14.81%) IBM
2 4 (14.81%) Sun
2 4 (14.81%) HP
2 4 (14.81%) EMC
2 4 (14.81%) Intel
2 4 (14.81%) Juniper
2 4 (14.81%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Google
3 3 (11.11%) Apple
4 2 (7.41%) Telerik