The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Scotland > West Lothian
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 9 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 19.51% 16.67% 23.94%
As % of the Vendors category 57.14% 36.84% 45.95%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 14
West Lothian median annual salary £30,500 £22,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.55% -43.75%  
10th Percentile £21,425 £17,250 £29,325
90th Percentile £57,825 £45,500 £75,000
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in West Lothian.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Lothian
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 14 19 37
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 34.15% 45.24% 52.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16 23 63
West Lothian median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% -46.42%  
10th Percentile £21,500 £17,250 £31,400
90th Percentile £49,250 £75,000 £72,500
Scotland median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% -5.55%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Lothian.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 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 in West Lothian.

Salary trend for Microsoft in West Lothian

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in West Lothian

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in West Lothian over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in West Lothian

Microsoft
Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston -2 7 £26,000 -5.45%
Microsoft
Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Lothian region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 15 (51.72%) .NET
1 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
2 12 (41.38%) C#
2 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (34.48%) SQL
3 10 (34.48%) Windows
4 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET
5 8 (27.59%) ITIL
5 8 (27.59%) MVC
5 8 (27.59%) SDLC
6 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
7 6 (20.69%) Finance
8 5 (17.24%) Service Management
8 5 (17.24%) SLA
8 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
8 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
8 5 (17.24%) Banking
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
9 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
9 4 (13.79%) Selenium
9 4 (13.79%) jQuery
9 4 (13.79%) SQLBase
9 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
9 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (13.79%) Web Development
9 4 (13.79%) CSS
9 4 (13.79%) ISO 9001

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) GitHub
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Skype
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
1 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQLBase
3 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) Xcode
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Support Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Applications Support
4 5 (17.24%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) .NET Developer
5 4 (13.79%) C# Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Development Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Software Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Software Development Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Software Manager
6 3 (10.34%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (10.34%) IT Support
6 3 (10.34%) Software Tester
6 3 (10.34%) SQL Developer
6 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Tester
7 2 (6.90%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) .NET
2 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET
3 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
3 4 (13.79%) CSS
3 4 (13.79%) jQuery
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (10.34%) WCF
4 3 (10.34%) Web Services
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Core
5 2 (6.90%) Angular 2
5 2 (6.90%) Entity Framework
5 2 (6.90%) HTML
5 2 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Virtual Team
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) Android
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 8 (27.59%) MVC
2 8 (27.59%) SDLC
3 5 (17.24%) Service Management
4 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
4 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
4 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
4 4 (13.79%) Web Development
5 3 (10.34%) Open Source
5 3 (10.34%) People Management
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Virtual Team Management
6 2 (6.90%) ERP
6 2 (6.90%) OO
6 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.45%) OOD
7 1 (3.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) C#
2 10 (34.48%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.34%) C++
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) PHP
5 2 (6.90%) C
5 2 (6.90%) Java
5 2 (6.90%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) TypeScript
6 1 (3.45%) Apple Swift
6 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
2 4 (13.79%) ISO 9001
2 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Firmware
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco
2 1 (3.45%) Hyperion
2 1 (3.45%) Informatica
2 1 (3.45%) SAP
2 1 (3.45%) Telerik
2 1 (3.45%) VMware