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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 13 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Permanent jobs citing Windows 524 358 599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 14.44% 11.57% 18.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.02% 47.04% 62.20%
Number of salaries quoted 344 217 333
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,800 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +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
970 761 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.74% 24.60% 30.23%
Number of salaries quoted 591 469 576
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +10 248 £33,750 -3.57% 17
Glasgow +12 159 £38,500 +2.66% 11
Aberdeen -2 31 £36,000 -10.00% 10
Stirling -11 25 £47,500 +156.75% 2
Dundee +17 16 £42,500 +3.67% 4
Fife +9 12 £35,000 +27.27% 5
West Lothian +5 9 £37,250 +7.19% 2
North Lanarkshire +7 6 £45,000 +50.62% 2
Renfrewshire +3 3 £28,000 - 2
Aberdeenshire +3 3 £20,500 - 1
Highlands -4 3 - -
South Lanarkshire -1 2 £35,000 -
Inverclyde - 2 £33,500 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £19,500 -
Midlothian - 2 £32,500 -
Argyll and Bute +2 1 £53,000 -
Moray - 1 - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 361 (38.53%) Microsoft
2 259 (27.64%) Active Directory
3 244 (26.04%) MS Excel
4 228 (24.33%) SQL Server
5 225 (24.01%) Linux
6 207 (22.09%) VMware
7 200 (21.34%) Finance
8 197 (21.02%) SQL
9 193 (20.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 190 (20.28%) C#
11 181 (19.32%) .NET
12 175 (18.68%) ITIL
13 153 (16.33%) MS Exchange
14 152 (16.22%) UNIX
15 146 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
16 144 (15.37%) Degree
16 144 (15.37%) Windows Server 2003
17 141 (15.05%) Windows 7
18 137 (14.62%) Microsoft Certification
19 124 (13.23%) Citrix
20 117 (12.49%) MS Office
21 116 (12.38%) Oracle
22 111 (11.85%) DNS
23 107 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
24 101 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
25 99 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
25 99 (10.57%) HTML
25 99 (10.57%) JavaScript
26 98 (10.46%) MCSE
27 95 (10.14%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 153 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 75 (8.00%) IIS
3 64 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 52 (5.55%) SharePoint
5 43 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 40 (4.27%) Lync
7 37 (3.95%) IBM Notes
8 36 (3.84%) WorkSite
9 32 (3.42%) Apache
10 23 (2.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 22 (2.35%) Tomcat
12 16 (1.71%) CMS
13 15 (1.60%) WebSphere
14 14 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
14 14 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (1.39%) WebLogic
16 12 (1.28%) NetWeaver
16 12 (1.28%) NServiceBus
17 10 (1.07%) nginx
17 10 (1.07%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 244 (26.04%) MS Excel
2 117 (12.49%) MS Office
3 45 (4.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.32%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 14 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.39%) Oracle 11i
3 7 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.43%) MFGPRO
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.11%) SAP CCM
7 1 (0.11%) Agresso
7 1 (0.11%) Maximo
7 1 (0.11%) OpenWorks
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.31%) Office 365
2 22 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.43%) Google App Engine
4 4 (0.43%) SaaS
5 3 (0.32%) IaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 111 (11.85%) DNS
2 94 (10.03%) Firewall
3 76 (8.11%) SAN
4 68 (7.26%) TCP/IP
5 52 (5.55%) DHCP
6 46 (4.91%) VoIP
7 40 (4.27%) LAN
8 39 (4.16%) WAN
8 39 (4.16%) VPN
9 36 (3.84%) Internet
10 28 (2.99%) HTTP
11 27 (2.88%) FTP
12 22 (2.35%) Ethernet
13 20 (2.13%) SMTP
14 19 (2.03%) Wireless
15 18 (1.92%) HTTPS
15 18 (1.92%) LDAP
16 17 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (1.81%) VLAN
17 16 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (24.33%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (4.38%) Relational Database
4 27 (2.88%) MySQL
5 26 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 20 (2.13%) Oracle Database
8 19 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (1.81%) RDBMS
10 13 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (1.28%) SAP BW
11 12 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.85%) Big Data
13 7 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (0.75%) QlikView
13 7 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.75%) Oracle Discoverer
14 6 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
15 5 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 85 (9.07%) Visual Studio
2 44 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (2.88%) Subversion
4 13 (1.39%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.28%) SpecFlow
6 11 (1.17%) Selenium
7 10 (1.07%) ReSharper
7 10 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
7 10 (1.07%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.96%) NWDI
8 9 (0.96%) WebDriver
8 9 (0.96%) JIRA
9 6 (0.64%) Bugzilla
9 6 (0.64%) Hudson
9 6 (0.64%) WinDbg
10 5 (0.53%) InstallShield
10 5 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.43%) NUnit
11 4 (0.43%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.43%) FishEye
General
1 200 (21.34%) Finance
2 69 (7.36%) Banking
3 38 (4.06%) Legal
4 32 (3.42%) Law
5 30 (3.20%) Electronics
6 23 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.45%) Retail
7 21 (2.24%) Marketing
8 16 (1.71%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.07%) International Banking
10 9 (0.96%) Advertising
11 8 (0.85%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.75%) German Language
12 7 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.75%) Games
12 7 (0.75%) Front Office
13 5 (0.53%) Back Office
13 5 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.43%) Publishing
14 4 (0.43%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 210 (22.41%) Analyst
2 129 (13.77%) Developer
3 105 (11.21%) Support Analyst
4 76 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 75 (8.00%) Software Engineer
6 68 (7.26%) Consultant
7 64 (6.83%) IT Support
8 60 (6.40%) Service Analyst
9 59 (6.30%) Service Desk Analyst
10 38 (4.06%) Administrator
11 35 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 35 (3.74%) Applications Support
11 35 (3.74%) Programmer
12 32 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support
13 30 (3.20%) Desktop Support
13 30 (3.20%) Software Developer
13 30 (3.20%) IT Support Analyst
14 27 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
15 25 (2.67%) Architect
15 25 (2.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (19.32%) .NET
2 99 (10.57%) HTML
3 83 (8.86%) ASP.NET
4 62 (6.62%) CSS
5 60 (6.40%) XML
6 58 (6.19%) .NET Framework
7 56 (5.98%) WCF
8 51 (5.44%) WPF
9 43 (4.59%) jQuery
10 38 (4.06%) Web Services
11 37 (3.95%) WinForms
12 35 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
13 24 (2.56%) HTML5
14 23 (2.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 22 (2.35%) NHibernate
16 19 (2.03%) LINQ
17 18 (1.92%) OpenGL
18 17 (1.81%) STL
18 17 (1.81%) MFC
18 17 (1.81%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 99 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 48 (5.12%) Management Information System
4 44 (4.70%) Blackberry
5 28 (2.99%) Clustering
6 23 (2.45%) Mathematics
7 22 (2.35%) Visualisation
8 19 (2.03%) Replication
9 17 (1.81%) CUDA
10 15 (1.60%) iPhone
11 14 (1.49%) User Experience
11 14 (1.49%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.28%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.28%) iPad
13 9 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.96%) DTV
14 8 (0.85%) PKI
15 7 (0.75%) Thin Client
15 7 (0.75%) Fat Client
15 7 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 225 (24.01%) Linux
2 193 (20.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 152 (16.22%) UNIX
4 144 (15.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 141 (15.05%) Windows 7
6 101 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 86 (9.18%) Windows XP
8 44 (4.70%) Android
9 41 (4.38%) Apple iOS
10 31 (3.31%) Solaris
11 25 (2.67%) AIX
12 24 (2.56%) Mac OS X
13 21 (2.24%) Windows 2000
14 19 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (1.92%) Windows Phone
16 17 (1.81%) Windows 2000 Server
17 14 (1.49%) Windows 8
18 13 (1.39%) Ubuntu
19 10 (1.07%) Windows CE
19 10 (1.07%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (18.68%) ITIL
2 107 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (8.11%) Software Engineering
4 69 (7.36%) Service Delivery
5 53 (5.66%) MVC
6 47 (5.02%) TDD
7 45 (4.80%) Incident Management
8 43 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (4.38%) Scrum
10 40 (4.27%) OO
11 36 (3.84%) OOP
12 35 (3.74%) Unit Testing
13 34 (3.63%) Business Intelligence
13 34 (3.63%) Project Management
14 33 (3.52%) ERP
15 32 (3.42%) CRM
16 31 (3.31%) Service Management
16 31 (3.31%) Information Security
17 30 (3.20%) Line Management
18 29 (3.09%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 197 (21.02%) SQL
2 190 (20.28%) C#
3 99 (10.57%) JavaScript
4 95 (10.14%) Java
5 86 (9.18%) C++
6 57 (6.08%) C
7 45 (4.80%) PowerShell
8 43 (4.59%) Perl
9 39 (4.16%) Python
10 25 (2.67%) Shell Script
11 24 (2.56%) T-SQL
12 23 (2.45%) Ruby
13 17 (1.81%) VC++
13 17 (1.81%) Bash Shell
13 17 (1.81%) VBScript
13 17 (1.81%) VB
14 15 (1.60%) VB.NET
14 15 (1.60%) PHP
15 12 (1.28%) ABAP
16 9 (0.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 144 (15.37%) Degree
2 137 (14.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 98 (10.46%) MCSE
4 70 (7.47%) MCITP
5 32 (3.42%) MCSA
6 24 (2.56%) MCTS
7 23 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (2.35%) Security Cleared
9 18 (1.92%) CCNA
10 17 (1.81%) MCP
11 15 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (1.60%) SC Cleared
12 14 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
13 12 (1.28%) CCA
14 10 (1.07%) HND
15 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 6 (0.64%) APMP
16 6 (0.64%) CCNP
16 6 (0.64%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (7.79%) SLA
2 52 (5.55%) QA
3 23 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.64%) COBIT
5 6 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.21%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) Basel III
System Software
1 259 (27.64%) Active Directory
2 146 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (7.04%) Hyper-V
4 47 (5.02%) XenApp
5 35 (3.74%) vSphere
6 18 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
6 18 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
7 11 (1.17%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.96%) MetaFrame
8 9 (0.96%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.75%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 7 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (0.53%) Xen
11 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.43%) XenServer
11 4 (0.43%) NFS
11 4 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.32%) RACF
Systems Management
1 41 (4.38%) SCCM
2 19 (2.03%) SCOM
3 18 (1.92%) Data Guard
4 12 (1.28%) Puppet
4 12 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.75%) Backup Exec
5 7 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.43%) Ansible
7 4 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.43%) WSUS
7 4 (0.43%) Ganglia
7 4 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.32%) Cacti
8 3 (0.32%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.32%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.21%) Nagios
9 2 (0.21%) OpenView
Vendors
1 361 (38.53%) Microsoft
2 207 (22.09%) VMware
3 124 (13.23%) Citrix
4 116 (12.38%) Oracle
5 89 (9.50%) Cisco
6 48 (5.12%) HP
6 48 (5.12%) Lotus
7 35 (3.74%) Red Hat
8 21 (2.24%) IBM
8 21 (2.24%) SAP
9 20 (2.13%) Interwoven
10 19 (2.03%) Twitter
11 15 (1.60%) NetApp
12 14 (1.49%) EMC
13 13 (1.39%) Apple
14 12 (1.28%) Symantec
15 11 (1.17%) Dell
16 10 (1.07%) Intel
16 10 (1.07%) Avaya
16 10 (1.07%) AppSense
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