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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 13 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Permanent jobs citing Windows 510 342 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 13.65% 11.22% 19.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.90% 43.73% 65.37%
Number of salaries quoted 338 220 365
Average salary £37,250 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
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
964 782 953
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.81% 25.66% 30.40%
Number of salaries quoted 585 497 585
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +12 220 £35,000 - 16
Glasgow +10 175 £38,750 +3.33% 18
Aberdeen -7 26 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Dundee +13 18 £40,000 -2.42% 1
Stirling -8 18 £47,500 +156.75% 1
North Lanarkshire +9 12 £34,250 +14.16%
West Lothian +14 9 £37,250 +60.21% 2
Fife +9 9 £36,250 +29.46% 3
Aberdeenshire +2 3 £20,500 -41.42% 2
Midlothian - 3 £31,000 -
South Lanarkshire -1 2 £35,000 -
Highlands -3 2 - -
Scottish Borders - 2 £19,500 - 1
Moray - 2 - -
Argyll and Bute +3 1 £53,000 -
Renfrewshire +1 1 £37,500 -
Lothian - 1 £21,500 -
Inverclyde - 1 £32,000 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 336 (37.13%) Microsoft
2 251 (27.73%) Active Directory
3 228 (25.19%) MS Excel
4 221 (24.42%) Linux
5 215 (23.76%) SQL Server
6 205 (22.65%) VMware
7 189 (20.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 185 (20.44%) SQL
9 184 (20.33%) C#
10 183 (20.22%) Finance
11 166 (18.34%) .NET
11 166 (18.34%) ITIL
12 146 (16.13%) UNIX
13 142 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
14 137 (15.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 136 (15.03%) MS Exchange
16 133 (14.70%) Microsoft Certification
16 133 (14.70%) Windows 7
17 132 (14.59%) Citrix
18 120 (13.26%) Oracle
19 119 (13.15%) Degree
20 110 (12.15%) MS Office
21 105 (11.60%) Windows Server 2012
22 98 (10.83%) DNS
23 97 (10.72%) JavaScript
24 96 (10.61%) MCSE
25 94 (10.39%) HTML
25 94 (10.39%) Java
25 94 (10.39%) Firewall
26 87 (9.61%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 136 (15.03%) MS Exchange
2 74 (8.18%) IIS
3 60 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (5.19%) SharePoint
5 41 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 40 (4.42%) Lync
7 38 (4.20%) IBM Notes
8 35 (3.87%) WorkSite
9 31 (3.43%) Apache
10 25 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 19 (2.10%) Tomcat
12 15 (1.66%) WebLogic
12 15 (1.66%) WebSphere
13 14 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
13 14 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (1.44%) CMS
15 12 (1.33%) NetWeaver
16 10 (1.10%) Lotus Domino
16 10 (1.10%) nginx
16 10 (1.10%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 228 (25.19%) MS Excel
2 110 (12.15%) MS Office
3 42 (4.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.33%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.44%) Oracle 11i
3 7 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.33%) MFGPRO
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.11%) Agresso
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) OpenWorks
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.09%) Office 365
2 20 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.44%) Google App Engine
4 4 (0.44%) SaaS
5 2 (0.22%) IaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 98 (10.83%) DNS
2 94 (10.39%) Firewall
3 76 (8.40%) SAN
4 73 (8.07%) TCP/IP
5 48 (5.30%) DHCP
6 42 (4.64%) VPN
7 41 (4.53%) VoIP
8 40 (4.42%) LAN
9 39 (4.31%) WAN
10 38 (4.20%) Internet
11 24 (2.65%) Ethernet
11 24 (2.65%) FTP
12 23 (2.54%) HTTP
13 22 (2.43%) Wireless
14 18 (1.99%) Fibre Channel
15 16 (1.77%) VLAN
15 16 (1.77%) SMTP
15 16 (1.77%) LDAP
15 16 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (1.66%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (23.76%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (3.87%) Relational Database
4 28 (3.09%) MySQL
5 27 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 21 (2.32%) Oracle Database
8 19 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (1.33%) SAP BW
10 12 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (1.10%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (0.77%) Oracle Discoverer
14 7 (0.77%) Big Data
15 6 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
16 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 79 (8.73%) Visual Studio
2 42 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (2.98%) Subversion
4 14 (1.55%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.44%) Git (software)
5 13 (1.44%) Selenium
6 12 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
6 12 (1.33%) WebDriver
7 10 (1.10%) SpecFlow
7 10 (1.10%) ReSharper
8 9 (0.99%) JIRA
8 9 (0.99%) NWDI
9 7 (0.77%) Maven
10 6 (0.66%) Hudson
10 6 (0.66%) WinDbg
10 6 (0.66%) FishEye
11 5 (0.55%) MSBuild
11 5 (0.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 5 (0.55%) InstallShield
12 4 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 183 (20.22%) Finance
2 65 (7.18%) Banking
3 39 (4.31%) Legal
4 30 (3.31%) Law
5 28 (3.09%) Electronics
6 23 (2.54%) Marketing
7 20 (2.21%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.99%) Retail
9 16 (1.77%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.10%) International Banking
11 9 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.99%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.88%) Advertising
12 8 (0.88%) Front Office
12 8 (0.88%) Games
12 8 (0.88%) German Language
13 6 (0.66%) Automotive
14 5 (0.55%) Back Office
14 5 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.55%) French Language
Job Titles
1 195 (21.55%) Analyst
2 125 (13.81%) Developer
3 93 (10.28%) Support Analyst
4 72 (7.96%) Software Engineer
5 67 (7.40%) Consultant
6 66 (7.29%) Support Engineer
7 58 (6.41%) Service Analyst
8 57 (6.30%) Service Desk Analyst
8 57 (6.30%) IT Support
9 37 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 36 (3.98%) Administrator
11 34 (3.76%) Programmer
12 31 (3.43%) Applications Support
13 30 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support
14 28 (3.09%) Senior Developer
15 27 (2.98%) Desktop Support
16 26 (2.87%) Software Developer
17 25 (2.76%) IT Support Engineer
18 23 (2.54%) IT Support Analyst
18 23 (2.54%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (18.34%) .NET
2 94 (10.39%) HTML
3 80 (8.84%) ASP.NET
4 64 (7.07%) CSS
5 57 (6.30%) XML
5 57 (6.30%) WCF
6 52 (5.75%) WPF
6 52 (5.75%) .NET Framework
7 41 (4.53%) jQuery
8 38 (4.20%) Web Services
8 38 (4.20%) WinForms
9 33 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (2.76%) HTML5
10 25 (2.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 21 (2.32%) LINQ
12 19 (2.10%) NHibernate
13 18 (1.99%) OpenGL
14 16 (1.77%) XSLT
14 16 (1.77%) SOAP
14 16 (1.77%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.29%) Computer Science
2 46 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 34 (3.76%) Blackberry
4 23 (2.54%) Clustering
5 20 (2.21%) Mathematics
5 20 (2.21%) Replication
5 20 (2.21%) Visualisation
6 16 (1.77%) CUDA
7 15 (1.66%) iPhone
8 12 (1.33%) iPad
9 10 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.10%) DTV
10 9 (0.99%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.88%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.88%) Thin Client
11 8 (0.88%) Handset
11 8 (0.88%) Fat Client
12 7 (0.77%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 221 (24.42%) Linux
2 189 (20.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 146 (16.13%) UNIX
4 137 (15.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 133 (14.70%) Windows 7
6 105 (11.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 78 (8.62%) Windows XP
8 45 (4.97%) Android
9 44 (4.86%) Apple iOS
10 30 (3.31%) Solaris
11 25 (2.76%) AIX
12 21 (2.32%) Mac OS X
13 20 (2.21%) Windows 2000
14 16 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (1.66%) Windows 2000 Server
15 15 (1.66%) Windows Phone
16 13 (1.44%) CentOS
17 12 (1.33%) Windows Vista
18 11 (1.22%) Ubuntu
18 11 (1.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (18.34%) ITIL
2 72 (7.96%) Software Engineering
3 64 (7.07%) Service Delivery
4 53 (5.86%) MVC
5 47 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (4.75%) TDD
7 41 (4.53%) Incident Management
8 40 (4.42%) Scrum
9 38 (4.20%) OO
10 36 (3.98%) Project Management
11 34 (3.76%) Service Management
12 33 (3.65%) CRM
13 31 (3.43%) OOP
13 31 (3.43%) Unit Testing
14 30 (3.31%) PRINCE2
14 30 (3.31%) ERP
14 30 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
14 30 (3.31%) Information Security
15 26 (2.87%) Workflow
16 25 (2.76%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (20.44%) SQL
2 184 (20.33%) C#
3 97 (10.72%) JavaScript
4 94 (10.39%) Java
5 81 (8.95%) C++
6 50 (5.52%) C
7 49 (5.41%) Perl
8 44 (4.86%) Python
9 36 (3.98%) PowerShell
10 30 (3.31%) Shell Script
11 22 (2.43%) Ruby
11 22 (2.43%) T-SQL
12 21 (2.32%) VBScript
13 17 (1.88%) PHP
14 16 (1.77%) VC++
14 16 (1.77%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.55%) VB
16 13 (1.44%) VB.NET
17 12 (1.33%) ABAP
18 8 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 133 (14.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 119 (13.15%) Degree
3 96 (10.61%) MCSE
4 71 (7.85%) MCITP
5 33 (3.65%) MCSA
6 24 (2.65%) MCTS
7 23 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (2.43%) Security Cleared
9 19 (2.10%) CCNA
10 16 (1.77%) MCP
10 16 (1.77%) SC Cleared
11 12 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
11 12 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (1.10%) CCA
13 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 7 (0.77%) HND
15 6 (0.66%) APMP
16 5 (0.55%) VCAP
16 5 (0.55%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (7.18%) SLA
2 57 (6.30%) QA
3 16 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.55%) COBIT
7 2 (0.22%) HL7
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) Basel III
System Software
1 251 (27.73%) Active Directory
2 142 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (7.51%) Hyper-V
4 47 (5.19%) XenApp
5 39 (4.31%) vSphere
6 18 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (1.99%) Oracle RMAN
6 18 (1.99%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (1.55%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.10%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.10%) VMware ESX
9 9 (0.99%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 7 (0.77%) MetaFrame
11 6 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (0.55%) XenServer
12 5 (0.55%) Xen
13 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.33%) NFS
14 3 (0.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 45 (4.97%) SCCM
2 19 (2.10%) SCOM
3 18 (1.99%) Data Guard
4 9 (0.99%) Puppet
4 9 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.88%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (0.44%) Ganglia
8 4 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.44%) Ansible
8 4 (0.44%) WSUS
8 4 (0.44%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.33%) Cacti
9 3 (0.33%) MOM
9 3 (0.33%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.22%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 336 (37.13%) Microsoft
2 205 (22.65%) VMware
3 132 (14.59%) Citrix
4 120 (13.26%) Oracle
5 87 (9.61%) Cisco
6 49 (5.41%) Lotus
7 44 (4.86%) HP
8 36 (3.98%) Red Hat
9 21 (2.32%) SAP
10 20 (2.21%) IBM
10 20 (2.21%) Interwoven
11 17 (1.88%) NetApp
11 17 (1.88%) EMC
11 17 (1.88%) Twitter
12 15 (1.66%) Dell
13 13 (1.44%) AppSense
14 11 (1.22%) Avaya
15 10 (1.10%) Symantec
15 10 (1.10%) Veeam
16 9 (0.99%) Juniper
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £39000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Westhill, Aberdeenshire
Palantir Solutions
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Benefits package including pension, private he
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow Area
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Perth, Perthshire
SSE
Salary: From £42,023 to £53,718 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Skyscanner
Posted: 14 days ago