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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 409 502 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.37% 13.65% 11.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.40% 52.68% 43.57%
Number of salaries quoted 251 332 218
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £24,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,300 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
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
845 953 778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.55% 25.90% 25.67%
Number of salaries quoted 478 573 494
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -3 194 £35,000 - 38
Glasgow -7 118 £39,000 +1.29% 22
Aberdeen +5 16 £34,500 -1.42% 1
Aberdeenshire +1 14 - - 1
Stirling +1 11 £28,000 -41.05%
West Lothian -2 10 £42,000 +12.75% 1
Dundee -12 10 £37,250 -6.87% 3
West Dunbartonshire - 9 £45,000 -
Fife -1 7 £36,250 - 1
Argyll and Bute -1 4 £30,000 -43.39%
North Lanarkshire -3 3 £31,250 -8.75%
Renfrewshire -3 2 £32,250 -14.00%
Moray -4 2 - -
Highlands +1 1 - -
Scottish Borders +1 1 £30,000 +53.84%
Falkirk - 1 £27,500 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £23,500 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 259 (36.33%) Microsoft
2 203 (28.47%) Linux
3 180 (25.25%) VMware
4 170 (23.84%) SQL Server
5 168 (23.56%) SQL
6 167 (23.42%) Active Directory
7 141 (19.78%) MS Excel
7 141 (19.78%) Finance
8 136 (19.07%) UNIX
9 127 (17.81%) ITIL
10 111 (15.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 110 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
12 107 (15.01%) VMware Infrastructure
13 106 (14.87%) Degree
14 100 (14.03%) .NET
15 91 (12.76%) MS Exchange
16 88 (12.34%) Citrix
17 87 (12.20%) Software Engineering
17 87 (12.20%) Windows 7
18 83 (11.64%) C#
19 81 (11.36%) Java
20 80 (11.22%) Oracle
21 78 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
22 75 (10.52%) DNS
23 74 (10.38%) SCCM
24 71 (9.96%) MS Office
25 70 (9.82%) SAN
26 69 (9.68%) SLA
26 69 (9.68%) Cisco
27 66 (9.26%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 91 (12.76%) MS Exchange
2 47 (6.59%) SharePoint
3 33 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (4.07%) IIS
5 23 (3.23%) Apache
6 20 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (2.66%) WebSphere
8 18 (2.52%) Tomcat
9 17 (2.38%) Lync
10 16 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (1.82%) JBoss
12 12 (1.68%) WorkSite
13 8 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.84%) FileNet
16 5 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.70%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 141 (19.78%) MS Excel
2 71 (9.96%) MS Office
3 15 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.42%) MS Project
5 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 8 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.14%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.14%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 18 (2.52%) Office 365
2 15 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.42%) SaaS
5 2 (0.28%) GitHub
5 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 75 (10.52%) DNS
2 70 (9.82%) SAN
3 66 (9.26%) Firewall
4 57 (7.99%) WAN
5 51 (7.15%) LAN
6 42 (5.89%) DHCP
7 37 (5.19%) VoIP
7 37 (5.19%) VPN
8 35 (4.91%) TCP/IP
9 24 (3.37%) Ethernet
10 22 (3.09%) Internet
11 17 (2.38%) LDAP
12 15 (2.10%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (1.96%) Network Security
13 14 (1.96%) Wireless
13 14 (1.96%) NAS
14 10 (1.40%) iSCSI
14 10 (1.40%) HTTP
14 10 (1.40%) SNMP
15 7 (0.98%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (23.84%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.87%) Relational Database
3 34 (4.77%) MySQL
4 24 (3.37%) RDBMS
5 18 (2.52%) Oracle Database
6 16 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (2.24%) NoSQL
7 13 (1.82%) Big Data
8 12 (1.68%) DB2
9 8 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.70%) QlikView
13 4 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.56%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 35 (4.91%) Visual Studio
2 32 (4.49%) Subversion
3 20 (2.81%) Maven
4 15 (2.10%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.68%) Flash Builder
5 12 (1.68%) JIRA
5 12 (1.68%) Ant
6 11 (1.54%) Eclipse
7 8 (1.12%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.98%) Hudson
8 7 (0.98%) Bugzilla
9 6 (0.84%) MSI
9 6 (0.84%) JUnit
9 6 (0.84%) AccuRev
9 6 (0.84%) FogBugz
9 6 (0.84%) MSBuild
10 5 (0.70%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.70%) Selenium
10 5 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 141 (19.78%) Finance
2 65 (9.12%) Banking
3 25 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 25 (3.51%) Electronics
4 23 (3.23%) Legal
5 20 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.81%) Back Office
5 20 (2.81%) Retail
6 17 (2.38%) Marketing
7 9 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.26%) Games
8 7 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.84%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.70%) Law
11 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.42%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.28%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.28%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 132 (18.51%) Analyst
2 98 (13.74%) Developer
3 62 (8.70%) Software Engineer
4 56 (7.85%) IT Support
5 43 (6.03%) Support Analyst
5 43 (6.03%) Support Engineer
6 38 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 37 (5.19%) Administrator
8 28 (3.93%) IT Support Engineer
9 27 (3.79%) DBA
10 25 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
11 24 (3.37%) Java Developer
12 21 (2.95%) Architect
13 19 (2.66%) Systems Administrator
13 19 (2.66%) Senior Developer
14 18 (2.52%) Consultant
14 18 (2.52%) Desktop Support
14 18 (2.52%) 2nd Line Support
14 18 (2.52%) Applications Support
14 18 (2.52%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (14.03%) .NET
2 37 (5.19%) HTML
3 33 (4.63%) Web Services
4 31 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 28 (3.93%) XML
6 27 (3.79%) Spring
7 26 (3.65%) Hibernate
8 23 (3.23%) CSS
8 23 (3.23%) HTML5
9 21 (2.95%) .NET Framework
10 20 (2.81%) WinForms
11 18 (2.52%) STL
12 17 (2.38%) MFC
13 16 (2.24%) J2EE
14 15 (2.10%) Middleware
15 14 (1.96%) Application Packaging
15 14 (1.96%) WPF
15 14 (1.96%) Qt
16 13 (1.82%) jQuery
16 13 (1.82%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (6.31%) Data Centre
2 45 (6.31%) Computer Science
3 29 (4.07%) Mathematics
4 26 (3.65%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.37%) Visualisation
6 21 (2.95%) Clustering
7 18 (2.52%) Mobile App
8 17 (2.38%) Replication
8 17 (2.38%) Blackberry
9 15 (2.10%) Algorithms
9 15 (2.10%) Embedded Systems
10 13 (1.82%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.68%) HP StoreVirtual
12 10 (1.40%) iPad
12 10 (1.40%) N-Tier
12 10 (1.40%) Physics
13 8 (1.12%) EPoS
13 8 (1.12%) DTV
14 7 (0.98%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 203 (28.47%) Linux
2 136 (19.07%) UNIX
3 111 (15.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 87 (12.20%) Windows 7
5 78 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (8.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 55 (7.71%) Windows 8
8 50 (7.01%) Windows XP
9 42 (5.89%) Android
10 31 (4.35%) Apple iOS
11 22 (3.09%) Solaris
12 21 (2.95%) Mac OS X
13 15 (2.10%) AIX
14 12 (1.68%) zOS
15 10 (1.40%) Windows Phone
16 9 (1.26%) Data ONTAP
17 8 (1.12%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.70%) Windows Vista
19 4 (0.56%) Mac OS
20 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (17.81%) ITIL
2 110 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (12.20%) Software Engineering
4 50 (7.01%) OO
5 48 (6.73%) SDLC
6 43 (6.03%) Information Security
7 42 (5.89%) Service Delivery
8 41 (5.75%) TDD
9 40 (5.61%) Mentoring
10 36 (5.05%) Unit Testing
11 33 (4.63%) Waterfall
12 32 (4.49%) Service Management
13 30 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (4.07%) Change Control
15 24 (3.37%) Project Management
15 24 (3.37%) OOP
16 23 (3.23%) Configuration Management
16 23 (3.23%) Content Management
16 23 (3.23%) Software Testing
17 22 (3.09%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 168 (23.56%) SQL
2 83 (11.64%) C#
3 81 (11.36%) Java
4 63 (8.84%) C++
5 55 (7.71%) PowerShell
6 41 (5.75%) Python
7 38 (5.33%) Shell Script
8 37 (5.19%) JavaScript
8 37 (5.19%) C
9 30 (4.21%) Perl
10 28 (3.93%) Bash Shell
11 18 (2.52%) PL/SQL
12 16 (2.24%) VC++
13 15 (2.10%) PHP
14 14 (1.96%) Ruby
15 12 (1.68%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.70%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.70%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.56%) VBScript
18 3 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 106 (14.87%) Degree
2 46 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (4.49%) CCNA
5 31 (4.35%) MCSE
6 24 (3.37%) CCNP
7 23 (3.23%) ISEB
7 23 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (2.81%) ISTQB
9 16 (2.24%) CISSP
10 12 (1.68%) Security Cleared
11 11 (1.54%) HND
12 10 (1.40%) MCITP
13 7 (0.98%) CISMP
13 7 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.84%) MCTS
14 6 (0.84%) SC Cleared
15 5 (0.70%) A+ Certification
15 5 (0.70%) CISM
15 5 (0.70%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (9.68%) SLA
2 30 (4.21%) QA
3 18 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.98%) COBIT
4 7 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) COSO
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 167 (23.42%) Active Directory
2 107 (15.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (7.15%) vSphere
4 48 (6.73%) Hyper-V
5 45 (6.31%) XenApp
6 22 (3.09%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.68%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.98%) ISA Server
9 7 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.84%) NFS
10 6 (0.84%) VMware Server
10 6 (0.84%) MetaFrame
11 5 (0.70%) Firmware
11 5 (0.70%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.28%) Xen
13 2 (0.28%) Samba
13 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 74 (10.38%) SCCM
2 41 (5.75%) SCOM
3 16 (2.24%) Puppet
4 15 (2.10%) Nagios
5 13 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.68%) SCVMM
7 9 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (1.26%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.12%) WSUS
8 8 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (0.98%) Data Guard
9 7 (0.98%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
10 5 (0.70%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 3 (0.42%) BMC Marimba
12 3 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 259 (36.33%) Microsoft
2 180 (25.25%) VMware
3 88 (12.34%) Citrix
4 80 (11.22%) Oracle
5 69 (9.68%) Cisco
6 38 (5.33%) HP
7 25 (3.51%) IBM
8 20 (2.81%) NetApp
9 19 (2.66%) EMC
10 18 (2.52%) CheckPoint
11 17 (2.38%) Dell
12 15 (2.10%) Symantec
12 15 (2.10%) McAfee
13 13 (1.82%) CommVault
14 12 (1.68%) Splunk
15 11 (1.54%) AppSense
16 10 (1.40%) Veritas
16 10 (1.40%) SAP
16 10 (1.40%) Hyland
16 10 (1.40%) Brocade
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