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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 34 36 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 21.94% 15.38% 27.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 87.18% 85.71% 90.24%
Number of salaries quoted 20 32 55
Average salary £37,500 £49,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.46% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £23,600 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £37,650 £60,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
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
39 42 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 25.16% 17.95% 30.94%
Number of salaries quoted 23 33 60
Average salary £37,500 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.81% +57.14%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 23 January 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 38 (47.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 36 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 34 (42.50%) VoIP
4 33 (41.25%) MS Excel
4 33 (41.25%) VMware
5 32 (40.00%) SLA
6 29 (36.25%) Service Delivery
7 28 (35.00%) DNS
8 27 (33.75%) Citrix
9 23 (28.75%) Active Directory
9 23 (28.75%) Linux
10 20 (25.00%) Cisco
11 19 (23.75%) Firewall
12 18 (22.50%) TCP/IP
12 18 (22.50%) HP
12 18 (22.50%) Windows XP
12 18 (22.50%) Mentoring
13 17 (21.25%) Microsoft
13 17 (21.25%) Wireless
14 16 (20.00%) CCNA
14 16 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (18.75%) Dell
15 15 (18.75%) Juniper
15 15 (18.75%) CCNP
15 15 (18.75%) MPLS
15 15 (18.75%) Network Management
15 15 (18.75%) Network Design
15 15 (18.75%) Degree
15 15 (18.75%) SonicWALL
16 14 (17.50%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 11 (13.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.25%) Apache
Applications
1 33 (41.25%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.50%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (42.50%) VoIP
2 28 (35.00%) DNS
3 19 (23.75%) Firewall
4 18 (22.50%) TCP/IP
5 17 (21.25%) Wireless
6 15 (18.75%) MPLS
7 8 (10.00%) DHCP
8 5 (6.25%) LAN
8 5 (6.25%) WAN
9 3 (3.75%) SMTP
9 3 (3.75%) SAN
9 3 (3.75%) LDAP
10 2 (2.50%) VPN
11 1 (1.25%) VLAN
11 1 (1.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.25%) GCC
General
1 3 (3.75%) Finance
2 2 (2.50%) Advertising
3 1 (1.25%) Electronics
3 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (23.75%) Support Engineer
2 15 (18.75%) Customer Engineer
2 15 (18.75%) Customer Support Engineer
3 12 (15.00%) Network Specialist
4 9 (11.25%) Linux Administrator
4 9 (11.25%) Administrator
5 8 (10.00%) Senior Network Specialist
6 7 (8.75%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (8.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (7.50%) Data Manager
7 6 (7.50%) Technical Manager
8 5 (6.25%) Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) IT Support
10 3 (3.75%) Desktop Technician
10 3 (3.75%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Consultant
10 3 (3.75%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Desktop Support Technician
10 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) .NET
2 3 (3.75%) WinForms
3 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.25%) Ajax
4 1 (1.25%) jQuery
4 1 (1.25%) WCF
4 1 (1.25%) WPF
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.25%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (1.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (1.25%) WAP
4 1 (1.25%) CSS
4 1 (1.25%) JDBC
4 1 (1.25%) Web Services
4 1 (1.25%) XML
4 1 (1.25%) XSD
4 1 (1.25%) XSLT
4 1 (1.25%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.75%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.25%) Physics
3 1 (1.25%) CMDB
3 1 (1.25%) iPhone
3 1 (1.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 38 (47.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 36 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (28.75%) Linux
4 18 (22.50%) Windows XP
5 12 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 6 (7.50%) Fedora
7 6 (7.50%) Ubuntu
8 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.25%) Service Delivery
2 18 (22.50%) Mentoring
3 15 (18.75%) Network Management
3 15 (18.75%) Network Design
4 9 (11.25%) Data Modelling
5 7 (8.75%) ITIL
6 6 (7.50%) Data Management
7 5 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.00%) Service Management
8 4 (5.00%) Migration
9 3 (3.75%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.75%) Data Migration
10 2 (2.50%) Change Management
10 2 (2.50%) Line Management
10 2 (2.50%) Incident Management
11 1 (1.25%) Web Development
11 1 (1.25%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (1.25%) OOP
11 1 (1.25%) OO
11 1 (1.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.50%) C#
2 9 (11.25%) SQL
3 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.75%) C
4 3 (3.75%) VB
4 3 (3.75%) VB.NET
4 3 (3.75%) C++
5 1 (1.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (1.25%) Java
5 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (20.00%) CCNA
1 16 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (18.75%) CCNP
2 15 (18.75%) Degree
3 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.00%) CCDP
4 4 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.75%) MCITP
5 3 (3.75%) MCSE
6 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.25%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (28.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.50%) vSphere
3 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) Nagios
1 2 (2.50%) Puppet
1 2 (2.50%) SCCM
2 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 33 (41.25%) VMware
2 27 (33.75%) Citrix
3 20 (25.00%) Cisco
4 18 (22.50%) HP
5 17 (21.25%) Microsoft
6 15 (18.75%) Dell
6 15 (18.75%) Juniper
6 15 (18.75%) SonicWALL
7 12 (15.00%) Red Hat
8 7 (8.75%) EMC
9 5 (6.25%) Apple
10 4 (5.00%) CommVault
11 3 (3.75%) Oracle
12 1 (1.25%) Symantec
12 1 (1.25%) NetApp
12 1 (1.25%) Sophos
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