The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 144 168 165
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 19 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.60% 0.30% 0.032%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.70% 1.23% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 0
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%
Windows 8
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
704 975 895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.17% 24.16% 28.28%
Number of salaries quoted 413 635 491
Average salary £36,878 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.65% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,450 £26,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Scotland region.

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Scotland

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Scotland

Windows 8
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Glasgow - 9 £27,500 - 5
Edinburgh +9 8 £19,500 -40.00% 2
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
Highlands - 1 - -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Windows 8 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 8.

1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
3 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
4 15 (65.22%) Windows 7
5 14 (60.87%) Windows XP
6 13 (56.52%) MS Exchange
6 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (47.83%) Blackberry
8 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (39.13%) SCCM
9 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
10 8 (34.78%) Finance
11 7 (30.43%) SharePoint
11 7 (30.43%) Citrix
11 7 (30.43%) Android
12 6 (26.09%) Mac OS
12 6 (26.09%) Google Apps
12 6 (26.09%) Cisco
13 5 (21.74%) Avaya
13 5 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (21.74%) Altiris
13 5 (21.74%) Mitel
13 5 (21.74%) Publishing
13 5 (21.74%) VMware
13 5 (21.74%) DHCP
13 5 (21.74%) DNS
13 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (17.39%) XenApp
14 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Windows 8 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 8. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (56.52%) MS Exchange
2 7 (30.43%) SharePoint
3 5 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (17.39%) IIS
4 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (8.70%) WorkSite
6 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Google Apps
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) DHCP
1 5 (21.74%) DNS
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) DB2
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Publishing
3 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 3 (13.04%) Legal
3 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.70%) Marketing
4 2 (8.70%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Desktop Support
1 6 (26.09%) Support Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) IT Support Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) IT Support
2 5 (21.74%) Team Leader
2 5 (21.74%) Support Team Leader
3 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support Team Leader
3 4 (17.39%) Desktop Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) IT Assistant
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.04%) iPhone
2 3 (13.04%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.35%) CMDB
3 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows 7
3 14 (60.87%) Windows XP
4 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (30.43%) Android
7 6 (26.09%) Mac OS
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
10 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (13.04%) Resource Management
2 3 (13.04%) ITSM
3 2 (8.70%) Document Management
3 2 (8.70%) Supplier Management
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
3 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.70%) Line Management
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) DNA
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) MCP
1 4 (17.39%) MCSE
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) MCSA
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) XenApp
4 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Citrix
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco
4 5 (21.74%) Avaya
4 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) Mitel
4 5 (21.74%) Altiris
5 2 (8.70%) Dell
5 2 (8.70%) Interwoven
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Reuters
6 1 (4.35%) Bloomberg
6 1 (4.35%) Google
6 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
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