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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 145 148 143
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 9 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.29% 0.30% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.20% 1.05% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 3
Average salary £24,000 £32,500 £23,005
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.15% +41.27%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
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
747 954 747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.04% 28.94% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 450 581 466
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £35,420
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +10.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Edinburgh +2 6 £24,250 -25.38% 5
Fife +8 2 £24,000 -
Glasgow +9 1 - -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (46.67%) Windows XP
6 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (40.00%) SLA
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (33.33%) Finance
7 5 (33.33%) Degree
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (26.67%) VMware
8 4 (26.67%) Citrix
8 4 (26.67%) DNS
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle
8 4 (26.67%) DHCP
9 3 (20.00%) IIS
9 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (20.00%) SCCM
9 3 (20.00%) XenApp
10 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
10 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) WorkSite
4 1 (6.67%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DHCP
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) FTP
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Back Office
2 2 (13.33%) German Language
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Applications Support
1 3 (20.00%) IT Support
2 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Java Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Assistant
3 1 (6.67%) Senior IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 7 (46.67%) Windows XP
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
7 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
1 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (13.33%) ITSM
1 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
1 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
1 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (13.33%) Line Management
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) CRM
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Document Management
2 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) MCP
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCDST
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) XenApp
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Interwoven
3 1 (6.67%) Remedy
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
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