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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 129 168 159
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -9
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 34 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.09% 0.19% 0.061%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.38% 0.79% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 1
Average salary £28,000 £27,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.81% +14.58%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £28,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -13.84%
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
777 883 882
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.87% 23.99% 27.06%
Number of salaries quoted 469 557 580
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 7 July 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 7 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
Aberdeenshire +2 16 £20,500 -21.15% 1
Glasgow - 8 £37,500 - 1
Stirling - 7 £28,000 -
Edinburgh +7 3 £25,500 -21.53% 3
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (50.98%) Microsoft
3 21 (41.18%) DNS
4 19 (37.25%) SLA
5 18 (35.29%) Windows XP
5 18 (35.29%) Windows 7
6 17 (33.33%) VoIP
6 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 16 (31.37%) Service Delivery
7 16 (31.37%) SCCM
8 13 (25.49%) Blackberry
8 13 (25.49%) Citrix
9 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (21.57%) Android
9 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (21.57%) Finance
9 11 (21.57%) VMware
10 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
11 9 (17.65%) MS Exchange
12 8 (15.69%) Mac OS
13 7 (13.73%) XenApp
13 7 (13.73%) DHCP
13 7 (13.73%) MS Office
13 7 (13.73%) ITSM
14 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (11.76%) Cisco
14 6 (11.76%) Google Apps
15 5 (9.80%) XenDesktop
15 5 (9.80%) Avaya

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 9 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) IIS
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.92%) WorkSite
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (41.18%) DNS
2 17 (33.33%) VoIP
3 7 (13.73%) DHCP
4 5 (9.80%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (5.88%) Firewall
5 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.92%) HTTP
6 2 (3.92%) SNMP
6 2 (3.92%) Wireless
6 2 (3.92%) Wireshark
6 2 (3.92%) ICMP
6 2 (3.92%) DLNA
7 1 (1.96%) PSTN
7 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.96%) VPN
7 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) MySQL
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.92%) DB2
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Subversion
1 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.92%) Mocha
1 2 (3.92%) Jasmine
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Publishing
3 3 (5.88%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
3 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.88%) Legal
4 2 (3.92%) Marketing
4 2 (3.92%) German Language
5 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) IT Support
2 21 (41.18%) Support Engineer
3 19 (37.25%) IT Support Engineer
4 16 (31.37%) Desktop Support
5 6 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (9.80%) Team Leader
6 5 (9.80%) Support Team Leader
7 4 (7.84%) Desktop Support Team Leader
7 4 (7.84%) Desktop Team Leader
7 4 (7.84%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) IT Support Specialist
8 3 (5.88%) Desktop Technician
8 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support Technician
8 3 (5.88%) Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Support Technician
8 3 (5.88%) Support Specialist
9 2 (3.92%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
1 2 (3.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.84%) Mobile Computing
3 3 (5.88%) Digital Media
3 3 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.88%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.92%) iPhone
4 2 (3.92%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.96%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (35.29%) Windows XP
2 18 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 11 (21.57%) Android
3 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (15.69%) Mac OS
5 3 (5.88%) Windows 2000
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Vista
6 2 (3.92%) Linux
6 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Service Delivery
2 7 (13.73%) ITSM
3 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (5.88%) ITIL
5 2 (3.92%) OO
5 2 (3.92%) CRM
5 2 (3.92%) Regression Testing
5 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.92%) TDD
5 2 (3.92%) Document Management
5 2 (3.92%) Software Testing
5 2 (3.92%) Unit Testing
5 2 (3.92%) Test Automation
5 2 (3.92%) BDD
6 1 (1.96%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.96%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (1.96%) Resource Management
6 1 (1.96%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.96%) ERP
6 1 (1.96%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) C++
1 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
1 2 (3.92%) SQL
1 2 (3.92%) Python
1 2 (3.92%) Tcl
1 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
1 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.84%) MCSE
3 3 (5.88%) MCSA
3 3 (5.88%) A+ Certification
3 3 (5.88%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (5.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (37.25%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.73%) XenApp
4 5 (9.80%) XenDesktop
5 3 (5.88%) vSphere
6 2 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 16 (31.37%) SCCM
2 2 (3.92%) Iperf
3 1 (1.96%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.96%) SCOM
3 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 26 (50.98%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.49%) Citrix
3 11 (21.57%) VMware
4 6 (11.76%) Cisco
5 5 (9.80%) Avaya
5 5 (9.80%) Mitel
5 5 (9.80%) Altiris
5 5 (9.80%) Dell
6 4 (7.84%) HP
7 3 (5.88%) Apple
7 3 (5.88%) AppSense
8 2 (3.92%) Interwoven
8 2 (3.92%) Atlassian
8 2 (3.92%) Oracle
9 1 (1.96%) Reuters
9 1 (1.96%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.96%) McAfee
9 1 (1.96%) Wyse
9 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.96%) Google
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