The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 166 136 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.93% 12.35% 11.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.55% 50.75% 55.05%
Number of salaries quoted 118 93 129
Average salary £37,000 £34,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,650 £47,000 £45,100
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
335 268 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.05% 24.34% 21.70%
Number of salaries quoted 206 171 242
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Windows
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Windows Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Windows
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

1 121 (33.52%) Microsoft
2 116 (32.13%) SQL Server
2 116 (32.13%) Finance
3 104 (28.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 96 (26.59%) C#
5 90 (24.93%) SQL
6 89 (24.65%) VMware
7 85 (23.55%) .NET
8 83 (22.99%) Linux
9 82 (22.71%) Citrix
10 75 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 68 (18.84%) UNIX
12 66 (18.28%) MS Excel
13 63 (17.45%) Windows 7
14 61 (16.90%) Active Directory
15 59 (16.34%) Windows Server 2003
16 57 (15.79%) Degree
17 56 (15.51%) ITIL
18 54 (14.96%) Visual Studio
19 51 (14.13%) JavaScript
20 50 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
21 49 (13.57%) ASP.NET
22 46 (12.74%) HTML
23 45 (12.47%) Windows XP
24 44 (12.19%) Oracle
25 42 (11.63%) Java
25 42 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
25 42 (11.63%) Software Engineering
26 40 (11.08%) CSS
27 39 (10.80%) C

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 38 (10.53%) IIS
2 31 (8.59%) SharePoint
3 30 (8.31%) MS Exchange
4 19 (5.26%) WebSphere
5 14 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.05%) Apache
6 11 (3.05%) WebLogic
7 10 (2.77%) CMS
8 7 (1.94%) WorkSite
8 7 (1.94%) Lync
9 6 (1.66%) Apache Solr
9 6 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.66%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.39%) TIBCO EMS
11 4 (1.11%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.83%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 66 (18.28%) MS Excel
2 38 (10.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS Project
3 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.11%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.99%) SaaS
2 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.28%) Office 365
2 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.20%) TCP/IP
2 25 (6.93%) DNS
3 16 (4.43%) Ethernet
3 16 (4.43%) Firewall
4 13 (3.60%) VPN
5 12 (3.32%) WAN
6 11 (3.05%) HTTP
7 10 (2.77%) LAN
8 7 (1.94%) VoIP
8 7 (1.94%) SSL
8 7 (1.94%) SAN
9 6 (1.66%) SMTP
9 6 (1.66%) DHCP
9 6 (1.66%) FTP
9 6 (1.66%) Wireless
10 5 (1.39%) IPsec
10 5 (1.39%) Internet
10 5 (1.39%) LDAP
10 5 (1.39%) HTTPS
10 5 (1.39%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (32.13%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.16%) Oracle Database
4 13 (3.60%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.22%) MySQL
7 6 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.66%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.39%) DB2
8 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.11%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.11%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.11%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.83%) DTS
11 2 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 54 (14.96%) Visual Studio
2 31 (8.59%) Subversion
3 16 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (4.16%) Selenium
5 13 (3.60%) Git (software)
6 11 (3.05%) WebDriver
7 10 (2.77%) MSTest
8 9 (2.49%) NUnit
9 8 (2.22%) Jenkins
9 8 (2.22%) Hudson
10 7 (1.94%) FishEye
10 7 (1.94%) JIRA
10 7 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (1.39%) InstallShield
11 5 (1.39%) Jasmine
11 5 (1.39%) MSBuild
11 5 (1.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 4 (1.11%) Mercurial
12 4 (1.11%) Rhino Mocks
12 4 (1.11%) Moq
General
1 116 (32.13%) Finance
2 35 (9.70%) Telecoms
3 33 (9.14%) Retail
4 22 (6.09%) Electronics
5 17 (4.71%) Banking
6 13 (3.60%) Law
7 12 (3.32%) Back Office
8 9 (2.49%) Marketing
9 8 (2.22%) Legal
9 8 (2.22%) Automotive
10 5 (1.39%) French Language
10 5 (1.39%) German Language
11 4 (1.11%) Advertising
12 3 (0.83%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.83%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.83%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 66 (18.28%) Developer
2 59 (16.34%) Analyst
3 39 (10.80%) Software Engineer
4 33 (9.14%) Senior Developer
5 29 (8.03%) Support Analyst
6 27 (7.48%) Administrator
7 24 (6.65%) Web Developer
8 23 (6.37%) IT Support
9 22 (6.09%) Support Engineer
10 18 (4.99%) Applications Support
11 17 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
12 16 (4.43%) Software Developer
12 16 (4.43%) Senior Web Developer
13 14 (3.88%) .NET Developer
14 13 (3.60%) Project Manager
14 13 (3.60%) Server Support
15 12 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
16 11 (3.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 11 (3.05%) Support Technician
16 11 (3.05%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (23.55%) .NET
2 49 (13.57%) ASP.NET
3 46 (12.74%) HTML
4 40 (11.08%) CSS
5 32 (8.86%) XML
6 28 (7.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (7.20%) jQuery
7 26 (7.20%) WPF
8 24 (6.65%) NHibernate
9 22 (6.09%) CSS3
10 21 (5.82%) .NET Framework
11 20 (5.54%) WCF
11 20 (5.54%) WinForms
11 20 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 20 (5.54%) HTML5
12 18 (4.99%) OpenGL
13 17 (4.71%) Middleware
13 17 (4.71%) MFC
13 17 (4.71%) Qt
14 16 (4.43%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.97%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 17 (4.71%) Visualisation
4 16 (4.43%) CUDA
4 16 (4.43%) Mainframe
5 15 (4.16%) Blackberry
5 15 (4.16%) Clustering
6 10 (2.77%) CLARiiON
6 10 (2.77%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.49%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.49%) iSeries
8 5 (1.39%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.39%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.39%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.39%) Physics
9 4 (1.11%) Blog
9 4 (1.11%) iPad
10 3 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.83%) iPhone
10 3 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 104 (28.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 83 (22.99%) Linux
3 68 (18.84%) UNIX
4 63 (17.45%) Windows 7
5 59 (16.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 50 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (12.47%) Windows XP
8 14 (3.88%) Windows Vista
8 14 (3.88%) Windows 8
9 13 (3.60%) Mac OS X
9 13 (3.60%) Windows 2000
10 12 (3.32%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.77%) AIX
12 9 (2.49%) Android
13 7 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.66%) zOS
15 5 (1.39%) Solaris
15 5 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.83%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (15.51%) ITIL
2 42 (11.63%) Software Engineering
3 30 (8.31%) Service Management
4 27 (7.48%) MVC
5 26 (7.20%) CRM
6 25 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (6.37%) Unit Testing
7 23 (6.37%) OO
7 23 (6.37%) Scrum
7 23 (6.37%) Project Management
7 23 (6.37%) Service Delivery
8 20 (5.54%) E-Commerce
9 18 (4.99%) OOP
9 18 (4.99%) SOA
9 18 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (4.99%) Migration
10 17 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (4.43%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (4.43%) Change Management
11 16 (4.43%) 3D Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 96 (26.59%) C#
2 90 (24.93%) SQL
3 51 (14.13%) JavaScript
4 42 (11.63%) Java
5 39 (10.80%) C
6 37 (10.25%) C++
7 30 (8.31%) PowerShell
8 27 (7.48%) Python
9 22 (6.09%) Perl
10 16 (4.43%) VC++
11 10 (2.77%) T-SQL
12 9 (2.49%) VB
12 9 (2.49%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.22%) VBScript
14 5 (1.39%) XQuery
14 5 (1.39%) Ruby
14 5 (1.39%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.83%) VBA
15 3 (0.83%) PHP
16 2 (0.55%) RPG
Qualifications
1 57 (15.79%) Degree
2 42 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (8.31%) MCSE
4 29 (8.03%) Security Cleared
5 21 (5.82%) MCITP
6 11 (3.05%) MCSA
6 11 (3.05%) MCP
7 10 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (2.49%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.39%) CCNA
10 5 (1.39%) HND
10 5 (1.39%) CISA
11 4 (1.11%) QiCA
11 4 (1.11%) CISSP
11 4 (1.11%) ISEB
12 3 (0.83%) HNC
12 3 (0.83%) GIAC
12 3 (0.83%) MCTS
13 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.09%) QA
2 18 (4.99%) SLA
3 4 (1.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 75 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (16.90%) Active Directory
3 25 (6.93%) XenApp
4 23 (6.37%) Hyper-V
4 23 (6.37%) XenDesktop
5 21 (5.82%) vSphere
6 9 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.83%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.83%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.55%) Samba
10 1 (0.28%) Openswan
10 1 (0.28%) vCloud
10 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.28%) Postfix
10 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (6.09%) SCCM
2 19 (5.26%) SCOM
3 6 (1.66%) XenMobile
4 5 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.39%) Puppet
5 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.83%) DameWare
5 3 (0.83%) WSUS
6 2 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.28%) Nagios
7 1 (0.28%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 121 (33.52%) Microsoft
2 89 (24.65%) VMware
3 82 (22.71%) Citrix
4 44 (12.19%) Oracle
5 25 (6.93%) Fujitsu
6 22 (6.09%) Cisco
7 20 (5.54%) Red Hat
8 13 (3.60%) EMC
9 12 (3.32%) Dell
9 12 (3.32%) IBM
10 11 (3.05%) Symantec
11 10 (2.77%) NetApp
11 10 (2.77%) JBoss
12 9 (2.49%) AppSense
12 9 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.94%) HP
13 7 (1.94%) Atlassian
14 5 (1.39%) Google
14 5 (1.39%) Sybase
14 5 (1.39%) TIBCO
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