The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 9 2
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 16 26 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 25.00% 9.77% 25.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 78.79% 88.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6 15 53
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £26,700 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £45,000 £55,800
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Windows
Scotland

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

Operating Systems Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
16 33 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 25.00% 12.41% 29.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6 20 59
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Windows
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

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

Windows Salary Trend in Aberdeen

Windows
Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) Degree
3 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (39.13%) Cisco
5 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (34.78%) CCNA
6 7 (30.43%) MCSE
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (30.43%) VMware
6 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
7 6 (26.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (26.09%) Problem Management
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL V3
7 6 (26.09%) Change Control
7 6 (26.09%) Operations Management
7 6 (26.09%) Release Management
7 6 (26.09%) Information Security
7 6 (26.09%) MCTS
7 6 (26.09%) Quality Management
7 6 (26.09%) Project Management
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL
7 6 (26.09%) CCNP
8 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
8 5 (21.74%) Dell
8 5 (21.74%) Citrix
9 4 (17.39%) EMC
9 4 (17.39%) Linux
9 4 (17.39%) C++
9 4 (17.39%) CommVault

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Windows 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 Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Legal
1 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Applications Packager
3 3 (13.04%) Data Centre Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Technician
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Technician
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Technician
5 1 (4.35%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Software Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Application Packaging
1 4 (17.39%) Software Packaging
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) PKI
3 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.35%) EMC VNX
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) iPhone
4 1 (4.35%) CMDB
4 1 (4.35%) Physics
4 1 (4.35%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
1 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.35%) Debian
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Root Cause Analysis
1 6 (26.09%) Problem Management
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL V3
1 6 (26.09%) Change Control
1 6 (26.09%) Operations Management
1 6 (26.09%) Release Management
1 6 (26.09%) Information Security
1 6 (26.09%) Quality Management
1 6 (26.09%) Project Management
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
2 4 (17.39%) Performance Management
2 4 (17.39%) Software Distribution
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) SDLC
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C++
2 2 (8.70%) C
2 2 (8.70%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) R
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.35%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Degree
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (34.78%) CCNA
3 7 (30.43%) MCSE
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (26.09%) MCTS
4 6 (26.09%) CCNP
5 2 (8.70%) CISSP
5 2 (8.70%) SSCP
6 1 (4.35%) MCITP
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) Cisco
3 7 (30.43%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) Dell
4 5 (21.74%) Citrix
5 4 (17.39%) EMC
5 4 (17.39%) CommVault
5 4 (17.39%) NetApp
6 2 (8.70%) Proofpoint
7 1 (4.35%) Twitter
7 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.35%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) IBM