The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 13 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 18.84% 11.32% 10.61%
As % of the Vendors category 38.24% 18.18% 16.28%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 2
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £22,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +74.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £32,950 £18,050
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,500 £26,450
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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 West Lothian region.

Vendors Category
West Lothian
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
34 33 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 49.28% 62.26% 65.15%
Number of salaries quoted 16 21 24
Average salary £33,750 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.62% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £31,250 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £41,500 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Microsoft
Salary Trend in West Lothian

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in West Lothian

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in West Lothian

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in West Lothian

Microsoft
Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Livingston 0 12 £43,750 +27.73%
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the West Lothian 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 (43.33%) SQL
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (30.00%) QA
3 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (30.00%) Performance Testing
3 9 (30.00%) Security Testing
3 9 (30.00%) System Testing
3 9 (30.00%) IIS
3 9 (30.00%) Web Services
3 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 8 (26.67%) Oracle
4 8 (26.67%) SAN
4 8 (26.67%) Selenium
4 8 (26.67%) Release Management
4 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Business Analysis
4 8 (26.67%) Computer Science
4 8 (26.67%) Software Delivery
4 8 (26.67%) SDLC
5 7 (23.33%) ITIL
5 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (20.00%) MS Visio
6 6 (20.00%) .NET
6 6 (20.00%) Python
7 5 (16.67%) C#
7 5 (16.67%) HNC
7 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 5 (16.67%) MCSE
8 4 (13.33%) High Availability

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the West Lothian 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 (30.00%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.67%) MS Project
3 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) SAN
2 4 (13.33%) LAN
2 4 (13.33%) VoIP
2 4 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) Xcode
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) QA Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Senior QA Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Senior QA Test Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) Project Manager
5 6 (20.00%) Developer
6 5 (16.67%) Tester
6 5 (16.67%) .NET Developer
6 5 (16.67%) Senior Tester
6 5 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
6 5 (16.67%) Automation Tester
6 5 (16.67%) Senior Automation Tester
6 5 (16.67%) QA Tester
7 3 (10.00%) Senior .NET Web Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Senior Web Developer
7 3 (10.00%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) Web Services
2 6 (20.00%) .NET
3 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.33%) Private Cloud
2 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.33%) Replication
3 3 (10.00%) 3D Printing
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) UNIX
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (30.00%) Performance Testing
2 9 (30.00%) Security Testing
2 9 (30.00%) System Testing
3 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 8 (26.67%) Business Analysis
3 8 (26.67%) Release Management
3 8 (26.67%) Software Delivery
3 8 (26.67%) SDLC
4 7 (23.33%) ITIL
5 4 (13.33%) High Availability
6 3 (10.00%) TDD
6 3 (10.00%) MVC
6 3 (10.00%) API Development
7 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
7 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) Python
3 5 (16.67%) C#
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (16.67%) HNC
2 5 (16.67%) MCSE
3 4 (13.33%) CCNA
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (13.33%) HND
3 4 (13.33%) Degree
3 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) MOS
3 4 (13.33%) VTSP
4 2 (6.67%) APMP
5 1 (3.33%) MCP
5 1 (3.33%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco
2 4 (13.33%) IBM
2 4 (13.33%) Sun
2 4 (13.33%) HP
2 4 (13.33%) EMC
2 4 (13.33%) Intel
2 4 (13.33%) Juniper
2 4 (13.33%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) Google
3 3 (10.00%) Apple
4 2 (6.67%) Telerik