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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 19 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 307 412 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.40% 10.75% 13.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.28% 45.73% 51.29%
Number of salaries quoted 186 301 275
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
678 901 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.96% 23.52% 26.83%
Number of salaries quoted 405 577 501
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +6 145 £37,500 -1.31% 29
Glasgow +2 105 £37,750 +7.85% 21
Aberdeenshire +4 11 £20,500 -29.91% 1
Stirling -1 8 £50,000 -
Aberdeen -7 7 £40,500 +3.84% 2
Dundee -2 5 £37,500 -3.84% 4
Fife -6 4 £28,500 -10.93% 3
West Lothian +1 3 £26,000 -38.82% 1
Highlands +1 3 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Argyll and Bute -2 3 £27,500 -
North Lanarkshire -4 3 £43,500 +16.00%
South Ayrshire 0 2 - -
Renfrewshire -4 1 £18,500 -48.25% 2
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £21,000 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 230 (34.59%) Microsoft
2 200 (30.08%) Active Directory
3 167 (25.11%) VMware
4 156 (23.46%) Linux
5 144 (21.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 143 (21.50%) UNIX
7 141 (21.20%) MS Excel
8 133 (20.00%) Finance
9 132 (19.85%) SQL
10 130 (19.55%) SQL Server
11 124 (18.65%) MS Exchange
11 124 (18.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 111 (16.69%) Windows 7
13 105 (15.79%) .NET
14 103 (15.49%) Degree
15 102 (15.34%) ITIL
16 101 (15.19%) Firewall
17 100 (15.04%) Citrix
18 99 (14.89%) DNS
19 93 (13.98%) Cisco
19 93 (13.98%) Windows Server 2003
20 90 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
21 86 (12.93%) C#
22 84 (12.63%) Banking
23 82 (12.33%) Software Engineering
23 82 (12.33%) MS Office
24 73 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
25 71 (10.68%) Oracle
26 69 (10.38%) Windows XP
27 66 (9.92%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 124 (18.65%) MS Exchange
2 55 (8.27%) SharePoint
3 45 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (5.41%) IIS
5 27 (4.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 27 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (2.86%) Lync
7 15 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (2.11%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.65%) WorkSite
10 10 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (1.50%) Apache
10 10 (1.50%) IBM Notes
11 9 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (1.20%) FileNet
13 6 (0.90%) JBoss
14 5 (0.75%) ArcGIS
15 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 141 (21.20%) MS Excel
2 82 (12.33%) MS Office
3 14 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.90%) MS Project
5 4 (0.60%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) BPCS
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.95%) Office 365
2 8 (1.20%) Google Apps
3 7 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.75%) SaaS
6 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.15%) Symantec.cloud
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 101 (15.19%) Firewall
2 99 (14.89%) DNS
3 66 (9.92%) SAN
4 56 (8.42%) LAN
5 55 (8.27%) DHCP
6 53 (7.97%) WAN
7 45 (6.77%) TCP/IP
8 39 (5.86%) VPN
9 34 (5.11%) VoIP
10 28 (4.21%) Wireless
11 24 (3.61%) Ethernet
12 20 (3.01%) MPLS
13 18 (2.71%) Network Security
14 17 (2.56%) Internet
15 16 (2.41%) NAS
16 13 (1.95%) HTTP
16 13 (1.95%) VLAN
17 11 (1.65%) SSL
17 11 (1.65%) SMTP
18 9 (1.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (19.55%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 29 (4.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (3.91%) RDBMS
5 22 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (3.16%) Oracle Database
6 21 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (2.26%) MySQL
9 15 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.80%) NoSQL
11 11 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.20%) DB2
14 7 (1.05%) Big Data
14 7 (1.05%) BusinessObjects XI
15 6 (0.90%) QlikView
15 6 (0.90%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 42 (6.32%) Visual Studio
2 26 (3.91%) Subversion
3 15 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (1.80%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.80%) MSI
5 10 (1.50%) Maven
6 9 (1.35%) Ant
6 9 (1.35%) Toad
6 9 (1.35%) Flash Builder
7 7 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.90%) Xcode
9 5 (0.75%) Clang
9 5 (0.75%) GCC
10 4 (0.60%) Selenium
10 4 (0.60%) JUnit
11 3 (0.45%) InstallShield
11 3 (0.45%) JMeter
11 3 (0.45%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.45%) WinDbg
11 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
General
1 133 (20.00%) Finance
2 84 (12.63%) Banking
3 29 (4.36%) Retail
4 22 (3.31%) Legal
5 19 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.71%) Electronics
7 16 (2.41%) Back Office
8 10 (1.50%) Law
9 9 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.05%) Publishing
10 7 (1.05%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.90%) Marketing
11 6 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.60%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.60%) Advertising
13 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.45%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.45%) Automotive
14 2 (0.30%) German Language
14 2 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 139 (20.90%) Analyst
2 73 (10.98%) Developer
3 68 (10.23%) Software Engineer
4 63 (9.47%) IT Support
5 61 (9.17%) Support Analyst
6 41 (6.17%) Support Engineer
7 33 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 29 (4.36%) Administrator
9 27 (4.06%) IT Support Analyst
10 26 (3.91%) IT Support Engineer
11 24 (3.61%) DBA
12 23 (3.46%) Senior Developer
12 23 (3.46%) Consultant
13 18 (2.71%) Technical Analyst
14 16 (2.41%) 2nd Line Support
14 16 (2.41%) Software Developer
15 15 (2.26%) Systems Administrator
15 15 (2.26%) Service Analyst
16 14 (2.11%) Applications Support
16 14 (2.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (15.79%) .NET
2 48 (7.22%) HTML
3 41 (6.17%) ASP.NET
3 41 (6.17%) XML
4 33 (4.96%) WPF
5 31 (4.66%) Web Services
6 29 (4.36%) Qt
7 24 (3.61%) OpenGL
7 24 (3.61%) CSS
8 23 (3.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 23 (3.46%) .NET Framework
8 23 (3.46%) jQuery
9 22 (3.31%) WCF
9 22 (3.31%) HTML5
10 17 (2.56%) STL
10 17 (2.56%) MFC
10 17 (2.56%) WinForms
11 15 (2.26%) Direct3D
11 15 (2.26%) Entity Framework
12 14 (2.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.82%) Computer Science
2 49 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.51%) Blackberry
3 30 (4.51%) Clustering
4 26 (3.91%) Visualisation
4 26 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.46%) Mathematics
6 18 (2.71%) Replication
7 15 (2.26%) Client/Server
7 15 (2.26%) CUDA
8 13 (1.95%) Mainframe
9 12 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.65%) N-Tier
11 9 (1.35%) User Experience
12 8 (1.20%) SCADA
12 8 (1.20%) Open Source
12 8 (1.20%) PKI
13 7 (1.05%) Cryptography
13 7 (1.05%) GIS
13 7 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 156 (23.46%) Linux
2 144 (21.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 143 (21.50%) UNIX
4 111 (16.69%) Windows 7
5 93 (13.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 90 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (10.38%) Windows XP
8 39 (5.86%) Android
9 37 (5.56%) Apple iOS
10 36 (5.41%) Windows 8
11 26 (3.91%) Solaris
11 26 (3.91%) Mac OS X
12 21 (3.16%) AIX
13 15 (2.26%) Windows Phone
14 10 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
14 10 (1.50%) zOS
15 8 (1.20%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
15 8 (1.20%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.90%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (15.34%) ITIL
2 82 (12.33%) Software Engineering
3 73 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (9.62%) Service Delivery
5 47 (7.07%) Mentoring
6 35 (5.26%) Time Management
7 32 (4.81%) MVC
7 32 (4.81%) Project Management
8 29 (4.36%) TDD
8 29 (4.36%) Unit Testing
9 27 (4.06%) OO
9 27 (4.06%) CRM
10 25 (3.76%) Service Management
10 25 (3.76%) Scrum
10 25 (3.76%) Information Security
11 24 (3.61%) Asset Management
12 23 (3.46%) Migration
13 22 (3.31%) Waterfall
14 21 (3.16%) PRINCE2
14 21 (3.16%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 132 (19.85%) SQL
2 86 (12.93%) C#
3 58 (8.72%) Java
4 51 (7.67%) C++
5 46 (6.92%) PowerShell
6 42 (6.32%) JavaScript
7 33 (4.96%) C
8 22 (3.31%) PL/SQL
9 20 (3.01%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.56%) T-SQL
11 16 (2.41%) VC++
12 15 (2.26%) VB
12 15 (2.26%) Perl
13 13 (1.95%) VBScript
14 12 (1.80%) Python
14 12 (1.80%) VB.NET
15 11 (1.65%) PHP
15 11 (1.65%) Bash Shell
16 9 (1.35%) VBA
17 8 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 103 (15.49%) Degree
2 45 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (5.26%) CCNA
5 33 (4.96%) MCSE
6 30 (4.51%) CCNP
7 16 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (2.26%) Security Cleared
9 14 (2.11%) MCITP
9 14 (2.11%) MCP
10 13 (1.95%) HND
10 13 (1.95%) CISSP
11 11 (1.65%) MCSA
12 9 (1.35%) OCP
12 9 (1.35%) Oracle Certification
13 7 (1.05%) CEH
13 7 (1.05%) CISM
14 6 (0.90%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.90%) CISA
14 6 (0.90%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (8.87%) SLA
2 14 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.35%) QA
4 7 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.90%) COBIT
5 6 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 200 (30.08%) Active Directory
2 124 (18.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.62%) vSphere
4 40 (6.02%) XenApp
5 39 (5.86%) Hyper-V
6 21 (3.16%) VMware ESX
7 16 (2.41%) XenDesktop
8 14 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.35%) MetaFrame
10 9 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
12 7 (1.05%) Firmware
13 5 (0.75%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.60%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.60%) NFS
15 3 (0.45%) Docker
16 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 56 (8.42%) SCCM
2 37 (5.56%) SCOM
3 15 (2.26%) Puppet
4 14 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (2.11%) Oracle RMAN
5 12 (1.80%) Data Guard
6 10 (1.50%) HP SIM
6 10 (1.50%) Nagios
6 10 (1.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 9 (1.35%) Control-M
7 9 (1.35%) SCVMM
8 8 (1.20%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (1.05%) AppDNA
10 6 (0.90%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
11 5 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (0.75%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 5 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 230 (34.59%) Microsoft
2 167 (25.11%) VMware
3 100 (15.04%) Citrix
4 93 (13.98%) Cisco
5 71 (10.68%) Oracle
6 52 (7.82%) HP
7 19 (2.86%) CheckPoint
8 18 (2.71%) SolarWinds
9 15 (2.26%) Dell
9 15 (2.26%) Juniper
9 15 (2.26%) SonicWALL
10 14 (2.11%) Veritas
10 14 (2.11%) Red Hat
11 13 (1.95%) EMC
12 12 (1.80%) IBM
13 11 (1.65%) Symantec
13 11 (1.65%) Lotus
14 9 (1.35%) Sybase
14 9 (1.35%) Altiris
14 9 (1.35%) Xamarin
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Search Edinburgh IT
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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