The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Highlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 1 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 6 32 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Highlands 40.00% 72.73% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 100.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 0
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Highlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
9 32 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Highlands 60.00% 72.73% 22.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 0
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows
Scotland

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Inverness -1 5 £30,000 +20.00%
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Highlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 13 (59.09%) Advertising
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 10 (45.45%) SLA
4 9 (40.91%) ITIL
4 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
4 9 (40.91%) Windows XP
4 9 (40.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (40.91%) MSI
4 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
4 9 (40.91%) SCCM
4 9 (40.91%) Publishing
4 9 (40.91%) Asset Management
4 9 (40.91%) Windows Vista
4 9 (40.91%) WSUS
5 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
5 5 (22.73%) BGP
5 5 (22.73%) CCNA
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco
5 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
5 5 (22.73%) VPN
5 5 (22.73%) WAN
6 4 (18.18%) NetWare
6 4 (18.18%) Novell
6 4 (18.18%) LAN
6 4 (18.18%) OSPF
6 4 (18.18%) Firewall
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Highlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) BGP
1 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
1 5 (22.73%) VPN
1 5 (22.73%) WAN
2 4 (18.18%) LAN
2 4 (18.18%) OSPF
2 4 (18.18%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (13.64%) Network Security
4 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (4.55%) SHDSL
5 1 (4.55%) Wireless
5 1 (4.55%) ADSL
5 1 (4.55%) SNMP
5 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MSI
General
1 13 (59.09%) Advertising
2 9 (40.91%) Publishing
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) SCCM Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Field Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Wintel Support
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Server Support
5 1 (4.55%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) COM
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
1 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (40.91%) Windows XP
2 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Vista
3 4 (18.18%) NetWare
4 3 (13.64%) UNIX
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 2 (9.09%) Windows NT
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
1 9 (40.91%) Asset Management
2 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.09%) SIEM
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (9.09%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) CCNA
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Nmap
3 1 (4.55%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 9 (40.91%) SCCM
1 9 (40.91%) WSUS
2 2 (9.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco
3 4 (18.18%) Novell
4 1 (4.55%) VMware