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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2 2 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Highlands 13.33% 16.67% 62.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 85.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Average salary £42,500 - £23,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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 Highlands region.

Operating Systems Category
Highlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 2 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Highlands 13.33% 16.67% 74.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Average salary £42,500 - £23,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the Highlands

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the Highlands

Windows
Salary Trend in the Highlands

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

Windows Salary Trend in the Highlands

Windows
Job Locations in the Highlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Highlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Inverness -1 2 £42,500 -
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Highlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Highlands 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 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) SLA
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Highlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Highlands 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) DBA
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Network Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Server Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (20.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint