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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2 20 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Highlands 16.67% 64.52% 8.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 86.96% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 2
Average salary - £24,250 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -40.49%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Highlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 23 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Highlands 16.67% 74.19% 8.70%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 2
Average salary - £24,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -39.37%
UK excluding London average salary £36,947 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -
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 30 July 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
(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 -3 2 - - 4
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Highlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (62.50%) WAN
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 5 (62.50%) VPN
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) CCNA
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (62.50%) BGP
1 5 (62.50%) Service Delivery
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (37.50%) SLA
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (12.50%) SHDSL
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 1 (12.50%) SNMP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Highlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 5 (62.50%) VPN
1 5 (62.50%) BGP
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) SHDSL
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (12.50%) SNMP
3 1 (12.50%) ADSL
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Field Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Server Technician
4 1 (12.50%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) COM
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Service Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNA
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft