The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 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 over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 19 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 348 422 421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.92% 11.35% 13.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.66% 47.10% 48.22%
Number of salaries quoted 214 301 281
Average salary £36,250 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Windows
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
797 896 873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.00% 24.10% 27.09%
Number of salaries quoted 473 561 571
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,825 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Windows
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Windows Salary Trend in Scotland

Windows
Salary Histogram in Scotland

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

Windows Salary Histogram in Scotland

Windows
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 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
Edinburgh +3 156 £37,000 +0.28% 31
Glasgow -3 116 £35,500 -7.79% 23
Aberdeenshire +2 16 £20,500 -21.15% 1
Fife +2 9 £30,000 -6.25% 2
Stirling -1 8 £28,000 -26.31%
West Lothian -3 6 £40,000 - 2
Dundee -11 5 £55,000 +44.73% 3
West Dunbartonshire - 5 £45,000 - 1
Argyll and Bute 0 4 £29,750 +8.18% 1
Aberdeen -1 3 £40,000 - 5
Highlands - 3 £42,500 -
South Ayrshire 0 2 - -
Renfrewshire -2 2 £24,000 -36.00% 1
North Lanarkshire -3 2 £43,500 +40.32%
Moray -1 1 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 £23,500 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 248 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 187 (26.75%) Active Directory
3 183 (26.18%) Linux
4 173 (24.75%) VMware
5 165 (23.61%) SQL
6 162 (23.18%) SQL Server
7 148 (21.17%) MS Excel
8 146 (20.89%) UNIX
9 142 (20.31%) Finance
10 129 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 120 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
12 119 (17.02%) MS Exchange
13 114 (16.31%) ITIL
13 114 (16.31%) Degree
14 112 (16.02%) .NET
15 101 (14.45%) Windows 7
16 96 (13.73%) Firewall
17 92 (13.16%) Citrix
18 90 (12.88%) Software Engineering
19 87 (12.45%) Cisco
20 86 (12.30%) DNS
21 85 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
22 84 (12.02%) C#
23 82 (11.73%) Oracle
24 81 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
25 80 (11.44%) Windows Server 2003
26 78 (11.16%) Banking
27 76 (10.87%) MS Office
28 73 (10.44%) Java
29 71 (10.16%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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
1 119 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 51 (7.30%) SharePoint
3 42 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (4.72%) IIS
5 30 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 22 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (2.58%) WebSphere
8 15 (2.15%) Lync
9 14 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (2.00%) WorkSite
9 14 (2.00%) Apache
10 10 (1.43%) JBoss
11 9 (1.29%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (1.14%) IBM Notes
12 8 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (1.14%) FileNet
13 5 (0.72%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 148 (21.17%) MS Excel
2 76 (10.87%) MS Office
3 16 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.72%) MS Project
4 5 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.15%) Office 365
2 12 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.14%) Google Apps
5 6 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.57%) SaaS
7 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 96 (13.73%) Firewall
2 86 (12.30%) DNS
3 71 (10.16%) SAN
4 56 (8.01%) LAN
5 55 (7.87%) WAN
6 50 (7.15%) DHCP
7 45 (6.44%) VPN
8 37 (5.29%) TCP/IP
9 32 (4.58%) VoIP
10 25 (3.58%) Ethernet
11 24 (3.43%) Wireless
12 22 (3.15%) Internet
13 20 (2.86%) Network Security
14 15 (2.15%) HTTP
14 15 (2.15%) LDAP
15 13 (1.86%) MPLS
15 13 (1.86%) NAS
16 12 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
17 11 (1.57%) VLAN
17 11 (1.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (23.18%) SQL Server
2 48 (6.87%) Relational Database
3 31 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (4.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (3.86%) RDBMS
6 24 (3.43%) MySQL
7 23 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (2.72%) Oracle Database
9 16 (2.29%) NoSQL
10 15 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (1.72%) DB2
12 8 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.00%) Big Data
13 7 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (0.86%) InterSystems Cache
14 6 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.86%) Sybase ASE
15 5 (0.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 42 (6.01%) Visual Studio
2 33 (4.72%) Subversion
3 20 (2.86%) Maven
4 17 (2.43%) Git (software)
5 15 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (1.72%) Flash Builder
6 12 (1.72%) Ant
7 9 (1.29%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.86%) Toad
8 6 (0.86%) JUnit
8 6 (0.86%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.86%) AccuRev
8 6 (0.86%) Hudson
8 6 (0.86%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.72%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.72%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.72%) JIRA
9 5 (0.72%) Selenium
9 5 (0.72%) Bugzilla
9 5 (0.72%) MSI
General
1 142 (20.31%) Finance
2 78 (11.16%) Banking
3 24 (3.43%) Legal
4 23 (3.29%) Retail
5 21 (3.00%) Electronics
5 21 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.72%) Back Office
7 15 (2.15%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.57%) Marketing
9 7 (1.00%) Publishing
10 6 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.86%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.72%) Law
11 5 (0.72%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.72%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.43%) Games
12 3 (0.43%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.29%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 136 (19.46%) Analyst
2 78 (11.16%) Developer
3 68 (9.73%) Software Engineer
4 63 (9.01%) IT Support
5 61 (8.73%) Support Analyst
6 42 (6.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 40 (5.72%) Support Engineer
8 38 (5.44%) Administrator
9 32 (4.58%) DBA
10 29 (4.15%) IT Support Analyst
11 25 (3.58%) IT Support Engineer
12 23 (3.29%) Senior Developer
13 20 (2.86%) Consultant
13 20 (2.86%) Team Leader
14 19 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support
15 18 (2.58%) Service Analyst
15 18 (2.58%) Desktop Support
16 17 (2.43%) Software Developer
16 17 (2.43%) Systems Administrator
16 17 (2.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (16.02%) .NET
2 45 (6.44%) HTML
3 42 (6.01%) XML
4 35 (5.01%) ASP.NET
5 32 (4.58%) Web Services
6 30 (4.29%) WPF
7 28 (4.01%) Qt
8 23 (3.29%) .NET Framework
9 22 (3.15%) HTML5
10 20 (2.86%) WinForms
10 20 (2.86%) CSS
11 19 (2.72%) MFC
11 19 (2.72%) STL
11 19 (2.72%) Spring
12 18 (2.58%) Hibernate
12 18 (2.58%) OpenGL
12 18 (2.58%) jQuery
13 16 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (2.29%) Middleware
14 15 (2.15%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.73%) Computer Science
2 52 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (5.01%) Data Centre
4 29 (4.15%) Clustering
5 28 (4.01%) Management Information System
5 28 (4.01%) Visualisation
6 24 (3.43%) Mathematics
7 21 (3.00%) Blackberry
8 18 (2.58%) Replication
9 13 (1.86%) CUDA
10 12 (1.72%) HP StoreVirtual
10 12 (1.72%) N-Tier
11 11 (1.57%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (1.43%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.43%) Mainframe
13 9 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.14%) SCADA
15 7 (1.00%) iSeries
15 7 (1.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 183 (26.18%) Linux
2 146 (20.89%) UNIX
3 129 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 101 (14.45%) Windows 7
5 81 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (11.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 67 (9.59%) Windows XP
8 51 (7.30%) Windows 8
9 43 (6.15%) Android
10 32 (4.58%) Apple iOS
11 25 (3.58%) Mac OS X
12 24 (3.43%) Solaris
13 20 (2.86%) AIX
14 13 (1.86%) Windows Phone
15 12 (1.72%) zOS
16 11 (1.57%) Windows 2000
17 10 (1.43%) Mac OS
18 7 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
19 6 (0.86%) Windows NT
19 6 (0.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (16.31%) ITIL
2 90 (12.88%) Software Engineering
3 85 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (6.87%) Service Delivery
4 48 (6.87%) Mentoring
5 47 (6.72%) SDLC
6 44 (6.29%) OO
7 38 (5.44%) TDD
8 36 (5.15%) Unit Testing
9 35 (5.01%) Information Security
10 28 (4.01%) Project Management
11 26 (3.72%) CRM
11 26 (3.72%) Scrum
11 26 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (3.72%) Time Management
11 26 (3.72%) Waterfall
12 25 (3.58%) PRINCE2
12 25 (3.58%) Service Management
13 24 (3.43%) MVC
13 24 (3.43%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 165 (23.61%) SQL
2 84 (12.02%) C#
3 73 (10.44%) Java
4 57 (8.15%) C++
5 49 (7.01%) PowerShell
6 42 (6.01%) JavaScript
7 34 (4.86%) C
8 29 (4.15%) Shell Script
9 24 (3.43%) Python
10 21 (3.00%) T-SQL
11 19 (2.72%) PL/SQL
11 19 (2.72%) Bash Shell
12 18 (2.58%) VC++
13 17 (2.43%) Perl
14 15 (2.15%) PHP
15 11 (1.57%) VBScript
15 11 (1.57%) Ruby
16 9 (1.29%) VB
17 8 (1.14%) VB.NET
18 7 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 114 (16.31%) Degree
2 47 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (5.15%) CCNA
5 30 (4.29%) MCSE
6 27 (3.86%) CCNP
7 19 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (2.58%) Security Cleared
9 16 (2.29%) CISSP
10 14 (2.00%) MCITP
11 12 (1.72%) HND
12 11 (1.57%) ISTQB
13 10 (1.43%) ISEB
14 8 (1.14%) MCSA
14 8 (1.14%) CISM
15 7 (1.00%) CISA
15 7 (1.00%) SC Cleared
15 7 (1.00%) MCP
15 7 (1.00%) CEH
16 6 (0.86%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (10.01%) SLA
2 19 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.86%) QA
4 9 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.29%) COBIT
5 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) COSO
System Software
1 187 (26.75%) Active Directory
2 120 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.29%) Hyper-V
3 44 (6.29%) vSphere
4 41 (5.87%) XenApp
5 28 (4.01%) VMware ESX
6 13 (1.86%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (1.43%) MetaFrame
9 9 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (0.86%) ISA Server
11 6 (0.86%) Firmware
12 5 (0.72%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.43%) NFS
14 2 (0.29%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 59 (8.44%) SCCM
2 38 (5.44%) SCOM
3 16 (2.29%) Puppet
4 15 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.86%) SCVMM
5 13 (1.86%) Nagios
6 10 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (1.29%) Data Guard
7 9 (1.29%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.14%) WSUS
9 7 (1.00%) Backup Exec
9 7 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (1.00%) Control-M
9 7 (1.00%) HP SIM
10 5 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
10 5 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (0.72%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 3 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 248 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 173 (24.75%) VMware
3 92 (13.16%) Citrix
4 87 (12.45%) Cisco
5 82 (11.73%) Oracle
6 56 (8.01%) HP
7 21 (3.00%) CheckPoint
8 18 (2.58%) IBM
9 16 (2.29%) SolarWinds
10 15 (2.15%) Veritas
10 15 (2.15%) Red Hat
11 13 (1.86%) Dell
12 12 (1.72%) Splunk
13 11 (1.57%) Juniper
13 11 (1.57%) Symantec
14 10 (1.43%) NetApp
14 10 (1.43%) Sybase
14 10 (1.43%) SonicWALL
15 9 (1.29%) Altiris
15 9 (1.29%) SAP
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits and bonus and training
Posted: 17 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Change Recruitment Group
Posted: Yesterday
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Petroplan Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Selkirk, Selkirkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £15000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dundee, Angus
In Practice Systems Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum including benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
One Thumb Mobile
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits + Re-location
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago