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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 406 477 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 13.20% 14.58% 15.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.39% 51.02% 58.66%
Number of salaries quoted 243 276 321
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
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
775 935 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.20% 28.58% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 472 552 520
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -2 197 £38,500 +4.05% 20
Glasgow -6 89 £38,000 +1.33% 10
Aberdeen +3 49 £37,500 -30.23% 5
Fife +11 19 £30,000 +36.36% 2
Stirling -3 16 £45,000 +12.50%
Moray -4 5 - -
Dundee -2 4 £29,750 +35.22% 1
West Lothian +5 3 £41,500 -12.63% 3
North Lanarkshire -1 3 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Highlands -4 2 - -
Scottish Borders 0 1 £20,500 -54.44% 2
West Dunbartonshire 0 1 £22,000 -48.23%
Renfrewshire -9 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £35,000 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £16,750 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £32,500 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 381 (41.41%) Microsoft
2 248 (26.96%) Active Directory
3 244 (26.52%) MS Excel
4 240 (26.09%) SQL Server
5 237 (25.76%) Linux
6 216 (23.48%) VMware
7 214 (23.26%) Finance
8 202 (21.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 190 (20.65%) SQL
10 184 (20.00%) C#
11 172 (18.70%) .NET
12 168 (18.26%) ITIL
13 161 (17.50%) UNIX
13 161 (17.50%) Degree
14 157 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
15 151 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
16 150 (16.30%) Windows 7
17 148 (16.09%) MS Exchange
18 136 (14.78%) DNS
19 131 (14.24%) Windows Server 2012
20 118 (12.83%) MS Office
21 115 (12.50%) Citrix
22 108 (11.74%) Cisco
23 107 (11.63%) Firewall
24 105 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
25 103 (11.20%) Service Delivery
26 96 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
27 94 (10.22%) Oracle
28 90 (9.78%) HP
29 89 (9.67%) Windows XP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 148 (16.09%) MS Exchange
2 80 (8.70%) IIS
3 62 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 61 (6.63%) SharePoint
5 38 (4.13%) Lync
6 35 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 28 (3.04%) WorkSite
8 25 (2.72%) Apache
9 23 (2.50%) Tomcat
9 23 (2.50%) WebSphere
10 22 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
11 17 (1.85%) IBM Notes
12 16 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 15 (1.63%) CMS
13 15 (1.63%) WebLogic
14 13 (1.41%) NServiceBus
15 12 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (1.09%) nginx
17 8 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
18 7 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 244 (26.52%) MS Excel
2 118 (12.83%) MS Office
3 28 (3.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.65%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.22%) MS Project
5 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 13 (1.41%) Oracle 11i
2 11 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.33%) MFGPRO
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.11%) Maximo
7 1 (0.11%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.50%) Office 365
2 21 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.54%) SaaS
5 4 (0.43%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.33%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Taleo
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 136 (14.78%) DNS
2 107 (11.63%) Firewall
3 68 (7.39%) SAN
4 67 (7.28%) TCP/IP
5 61 (6.63%) DHCP
6 55 (5.98%) VoIP
7 46 (5.00%) WAN
8 42 (4.57%) LAN
9 34 (3.70%) VPN
9 34 (3.70%) HTTP
10 28 (3.04%) Ethernet
11 24 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
12 23 (2.50%) FTP
13 22 (2.39%) VLAN
14 21 (2.28%) MPLS
15 20 (2.17%) SMTP
16 19 (2.07%) LDAP
16 19 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
16 19 (2.07%) Wireless
17 15 (1.63%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 59 (6.41%) Relational Database
3 56 (6.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 40 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 29 (3.15%) Oracle Database
6 27 (2.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 24 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (2.39%) MySQL
9 20 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (1.41%) QlikView
12 13 (1.41%) BusinessObjects XI
13 11 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
16 7 (0.76%) Big Data
16 7 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
16 7 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 74 (8.04%) Visual Studio
2 42 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (2.61%) Subversion
4 14 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
5 13 (1.41%) SpecFlow
6 11 (1.20%) Git (software)
7 10 (1.09%) MSI
8 9 (0.98%) Bugzilla
8 9 (0.98%) ReSharper
9 8 (0.87%) JIRA
9 8 (0.87%) NUnit
10 7 (0.76%) Selenium
11 6 (0.65%) Clang
12 5 (0.54%) FogBugz
12 5 (0.54%) Moq
12 5 (0.54%) Xcode
13 4 (0.43%) Toad
13 4 (0.43%) Jenkins
14 3 (0.33%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.33%) InstallShield
General
1 214 (23.26%) Finance
2 68 (7.39%) Banking
3 41 (4.46%) Retail
4 26 (2.83%) Law
4 26 (2.83%) Legal
5 25 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.50%) Electronics
7 11 (1.20%) Marketing
8 10 (1.09%) Back Office
8 10 (1.09%) Advertising
9 9 (0.98%) Games
9 9 (0.98%) Retail Banking
9 9 (0.98%) International Banking
10 8 (0.87%) German Language
11 7 (0.76%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.65%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.65%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.54%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 220 (23.91%) Analyst
2 140 (15.22%) Developer
3 104 (11.30%) Support Analyst
4 75 (8.15%) Software Engineer
5 67 (7.28%) Support Engineer
6 59 (6.41%) IT Support
7 48 (5.22%) Consultant
8 43 (4.67%) Software Developer
9 42 (4.57%) Service Analyst
10 40 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
11 34 (3.70%) Programmer
12 30 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 30 (3.26%) Architect
12 30 (3.26%) IT Support Analyst
13 29 (3.15%) Administrator
14 28 (3.04%) Applications Support
15 26 (2.83%) Systems Administrator
16 24 (2.61%) Senior Developer
17 22 (2.39%) Security Analyst
18 21 (2.28%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (18.70%) .NET
2 86 (9.35%) HTML
3 81 (8.80%) ASP.NET
4 59 (6.41%) .NET Framework
5 57 (6.20%) CSS
6 54 (5.87%) XML
7 53 (5.76%) Web Services
8 52 (5.65%) WCF
9 44 (4.78%) jQuery
9 44 (4.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 42 (4.57%) WPF
11 29 (3.15%) WinForms
12 26 (2.83%) OpenGL
13 25 (2.72%) NHibernate
14 22 (2.39%) Qt
15 21 (2.28%) STL
15 21 (2.28%) REST
16 19 (2.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 19 (2.07%) Castle Windsor
17 16 (1.74%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 75 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 43 (4.67%) Blackberry
4 38 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 28 (3.04%) Clustering
5 28 (3.04%) Mathematics
6 27 (2.93%) Visualisation
7 16 (1.74%) Replication
7 16 (1.74%) Client/Server
7 16 (1.74%) CUDA
8 13 (1.41%) Mainframe
9 12 (1.30%) Physics
9 12 (1.30%) Open Source
9 12 (1.30%) User Experience
10 10 (1.09%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.98%) Data Structures
11 9 (0.98%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.87%) iPad
12 8 (0.87%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 237 (25.76%) Linux
2 202 (21.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 161 (17.50%) UNIX
4 157 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 150 (16.30%) Windows 7
6 131 (14.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 89 (9.67%) Windows XP
8 44 (4.78%) Apple iOS
9 41 (4.46%) Android
10 39 (4.24%) Solaris
11 30 (3.26%) Windows 2000
12 28 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 27 (2.93%) Mac OS X
14 26 (2.83%) Windows Phone
15 24 (2.61%) AIX
16 23 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
17 19 (2.07%) Ubuntu
18 14 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
19 11 (1.20%) Windows 8
20 10 (1.09%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (18.26%) ITIL
2 105 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (11.20%) Service Delivery
4 71 (7.72%) Software Engineering
5 57 (6.20%) OO
6 51 (5.54%) MVC
7 50 (5.43%) Mentoring
8 48 (5.22%) TDD
9 43 (4.67%) Unit Testing
10 41 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (4.35%) OOP
11 40 (4.35%) Change Management
12 37 (4.02%) Project Management
12 37 (4.02%) Scrum
13 32 (3.48%) Continuous Improvement
14 31 (3.37%) Migration
14 31 (3.37%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (3.26%) CRM
15 30 (3.26%) Information Security
16 29 (3.15%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (20.65%) SQL
2 184 (20.00%) C#
3 85 (9.24%) JavaScript
4 82 (8.91%) Java
5 73 (7.93%) C++
5 73 (7.93%) PowerShell
6 46 (5.00%) C
7 33 (3.59%) VB
8 28 (3.04%) VB.NET
9 27 (2.93%) Perl
10 26 (2.83%) Python
11 25 (2.72%) Shell Script
12 21 (2.28%) T-SQL
13 18 (1.96%) VC++
14 16 (1.74%) Ruby
14 16 (1.74%) VBScript
15 14 (1.52%) VBA
16 11 (1.20%) Bash Shell
17 10 (1.09%) PHP
18 9 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 161 (17.50%) Degree
2 96 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (6.52%) MCSE
4 35 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (3.48%) MCITP
6 30 (3.26%) CCNA
7 26 (2.83%) MCSA
8 22 (2.39%) MCP
9 18 (1.96%) Security Cleared
10 15 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (1.63%) CCNP
11 13 (1.41%) CISSP
12 12 (1.30%) HND
12 12 (1.30%) SSCP
12 12 (1.30%) CEH
12 12 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (1.20%) MCTS
13 11 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (1.09%) CCA
14 10 (1.09%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (7.93%) SLA
2 24 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.74%) QA
4 12 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.65%) COBIT
6 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) Basel III
System Software
1 248 (26.96%) Active Directory
2 151 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (7.17%) Hyper-V
4 46 (5.00%) XenApp
5 45 (4.89%) vSphere
6 20 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
6 20 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
7 17 (1.85%) XenDesktop
8 15 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (1.20%) MetaFrame
11 10 (1.09%) VMware ESX
11 10 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
12 7 (0.76%) NFS
12 7 (0.76%) RACF
13 6 (0.65%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.54%) Xen
14 5 (0.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.43%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 53 (5.76%) SCCM
2 32 (3.48%) SCOM
3 20 (2.17%) Data Guard
4 11 (1.20%) Puppet
5 9 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (0.76%) AppDNA
7 6 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.54%) Control-M
8 5 (0.54%) Nagios
8 5 (0.54%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.43%) OpenView
9 4 (0.43%) Ganglia
9 4 (0.43%) Ansible
10 3 (0.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 3 (0.33%) Windows Intune
10 3 (0.33%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.33%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 381 (41.41%) Microsoft
2 216 (23.48%) VMware
3 115 (12.50%) Citrix
4 108 (11.74%) Cisco
5 94 (10.22%) Oracle
6 90 (9.78%) HP
7 50 (5.43%) Red Hat
8 24 (2.61%) IBM
9 23 (2.50%) Lotus
10 22 (2.39%) EMC
11 19 (2.07%) Dell
11 19 (2.07%) Twitter
12 18 (1.96%) Juniper
13 17 (1.85%) NetApp
14 13 (1.41%) Symantec
14 13 (1.41%) Business Objects
15 12 (1.30%) Interwoven
15 12 (1.30%) Xamarin
15 12 (1.30%) Tableau
16 11 (1.20%) SonicWALL
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Pertemps Recruitment Partnership
Posted: Yesterday
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 40-45K + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Competitive Salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Competitive Salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Competitive Salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Entrust People Ltd
Salary: £Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scope AT Limited
Salary: benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Tom Tom
Posted: 5 days ago
Bathgate, West Lothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Perth, Perthshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £17k - 17.5k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Dundee, Angus
brightsolid
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
BitWise Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £56,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 11 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
SMA Vehicle Remarketing
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Dependant upon experience
Posted: 11 days ago